The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Oct. 16

Football Friday at Longaberger Alumni House,

Oct. 24

Buckeye Bash at Rutgers

Oct. 28

HireOhio Career Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST at the Ohio Union
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Oct. 30

Virtual networking series, noon-1 p.m.

Nov. 6

Women’s professional virtual networking event, noon-1 p.m.

Nov. 13

Webinar: Beyond the basics with LinkedIn, noon-1 p.m.

Nov. 20

Virtual networking series, noon-1 p.m.

Dec. 2

Veteran’s career panel. 6-8 p.m. at Longaberger Alumni House. Registration opens in November.

Dec. 18

Virtual networking series, noon-1 p.m.

OSUAA news

Post-symposium webinars scheduled

Representatives from groups that were unable to join the alumni association for the symposium as asked to join a 1.5-hour webinar over the next week. These webinars are catered to the groups who were unable to attend symposium. However, if you have volunteers who want to hear the information again, they are welcome to sign up. Log-in info will be emailed to them 24 hours prior to the webinar. Volunteers should contact their regional engagement officer or Leslie Smith to sign up.

Communication support and brand guidelines

The alumni association will be offering a series of webinars designed to help alumni groups improve their communication efforts. A webinar covering communications support and a review of brand/trademark and licensing guidelines will be held at the following dates a times: Nov. 10 (noon-1 p.m.); Nov. 18 (8-9 p.m.); and Dec. 3 (3-4 p.m.). Another set of webinars around communication best practices will be held on Jan. 14 (noon-1 p.m.) and Feb. 2 (6-7 p.m.). For more information on these webinars contact Jennifer Russell or Erin Howell.

Share your opinions about The Nutshell

The alumni association wants to know your opinion of The Nutshell. Is this publication providing you with the resources you need to better engage your members? Is there too much of some content and not enough of another? Your feedback will be taken into consideration as we look for ways to improve The Nutshell and the value it provides to you and your members.

Revisiting move-in day

A number of Ohio State alumni responded to the Office of Volunteer Relations’ call to help with this year’s move-in day. Take a look at the alumni who assisted and learn how it helped them reconnect with memories from their past.

Script Ohio . . . midway style

Life-sized figures of Urban Meyer and Brutus, carved in butter, weren’t the only Buckeye icons on display at this year’s Ohio State Fair. An image of Script Ohio, assembled by artist Brian Riegel ’94 from reclaimed brass instruments, also grabbed the attention of fairgoers.

Survey: Officer elections

The Alumni Association is asking all alumni groups to share information about how your group holds its officer elections by completing a brief survey.

Let us know about your group’s good work

Remember to share your club and society accomplishments and points of pride for consideration in Ohio State Alumni magazine. A new submission form makes the process simple and quick. The deadline is Friday, September 20, to have items considered for the November-December Buckeye Buzz page.

Share your volunteer opportunities

Have a great volunteer opportunity you’d like to share with fellow alumni and friends? Ohio State’s Office of Volunteer Relations can help through VolunteerMatch. Learn how to use this valuable tool with our step-by-step training guide and checklist.

Get back on the career track

The Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management will offer the program “Back on the Career Track” from 9 a.m.-noon on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Longaberger Alumni House. The program will offer helpful tips for parents who are interested in returning to the workforce. Alumni can get a $10 program discount if they use the code OSUNST15 when registering.

Frederick Aldama

Speaker profile: Frederick Aldama, PhD

Professor, Department of English - Humanities

Aldama is Arts and Humanities Distinguished Professor of English and University Distinguished Scholar at The Ohio State University, United States, where his lectures and publications use the advances in the cognitive and neurosciences to shed light on all subjects that make up the humanities. He is editor and author of 20 books. He is founder and director of LASER.
TOPICS: Creating Pathways to Education for Underrepresented (socioeconomic, ethnic, race), LASER – Latino mentoring program, what your brain does when you go to the movies, play video games, read novels, and peruse comics

Campus news

2020 Vision

Ohio State supports cost-saving steps

Ohio State President Michael V. Drake recently responded to the release of the report of the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency in Higher Education, indicating that the state’s largest university is well-positioned to adopt the report’s action steps to reduce college costs.

University to explore analytics-based advising

The Ohio State University, as a member of the University Innovation Alliance, will participate in a four-year, 11-institution study to evaluate the effectiveness of advising in increasing retention, progression and graduation rates for low-income and first-generation students.

Then and now

As new students arrive at Ohio State, their experiences will be different from many alumni; however, they will learn the same traditions and walk the same halls as hundreds of thousands before them. Explore similar scenes, some separated by more than 100 years, and see how Ohio State has evolved throughout the years.

High Points: October 2015

Whether it’s research, academics or student success, High Points give you a quick and easy way to catch up on all the latest and greatest things happening at Ohio State.

Research news

Making a difference in Malawi

The small African country of Malawi experiences low life expectancy, high rates of infant mortality and high incidence of HIV. Researchers and students at Ohio State are teaming up with some Malawians, an international aid group and other universities to find ways to improve – and even save – lives.

Metabolic syndrome highlights vitamin E need

New research shows that the estimated one-third of Americans who have a cluster of health problems that add up to metabolic syndrome don’t absorb dietary vitamin E as effectively as healthy people.

Athletics news

Honor of a lifetime

Game day hype builds to one big moment for Ohio State’s 60th drum major, Nathan MacMaster. Standing at the top of a long, dark ramp, listening to the roar of 100,000-plus fans – he focuses on the job ahead and relies on the decades of tradition behind him.


Varsity ‘O’ recognizes new Hall inductees

In late September, 14 former Ohio State coaches and athletes were recognized for their on-field accomplishments by being enshrined in the Varsity ‘O’ Hall of Fame

Alumni travel

Sands and Shores of the Caribbean

Feb. 12-22, 2016
from $2,999 (Air included from select gateways)

Sail the sparkling Atlantic, where historic cities and lush islands beckon with eclectic architecture and enchanting scenery, on a tranquil odyssey aboard Oceania Cruises’ luxurious Marina. Depart New York and discover the colonial history and elegance of Boston, from Beacon Hill and Boston Common to the fascinating sites on the Freedom Trail. Cruise along Maine’s craggy coast and experience Bar Harbor’s emerald-green forests and ocean-swept granite cliffs. Stroll along the revamped waterfront in Nova Scotia’s beautiful capital, Halifax, before sailing to Portugal’s stunning, remote Azores Islands. Take in the whitewashed houses that dot the landscape of Horta, a seaport situated on Faial Island. Then stop at Ponta Delgada, located on São Miguel, the “Green Island”, or visit the nearby picturesque villages and magnificent jewel-toned crater lakes. Before capping off your voyage in Lisbon, explore the glorious seafront promenade in Madeira’s lovely capital, Funchal. For detailed information, please visit or contact Amy Stoneking at Ohio State Alumni Tours by phone at 614-292-2372/1-800-852-8687 x 2, or by email at