The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Sept. 24-25     Club and society leadership symposium go.osu.edu/symposium15
Sept. 25 Football Friday at Longaberger Alumni House go.osu.edu/FootballFriday
Sept. 25 Alumni Career Management virtual networking series, Noon go.osu.edu/careernetworking
Sept. 30 Buckeyes After Work at Columbus Brewing Company go.osu.edu/9ZG
Oct. 9-11 Homecoming Alumni info: go.osu.edu/alumnihomecoming16; Homecoming site: homecoming.osu.edu
Oct. 15 Back on the Career Track, 9 a.m.-noon at Longaberger Alumni House go.osu.edu/careertrack
Oct. 24 Buckeye Bash at Rutgers go.osu.edu/RutgersBash16
Oct. 28 HireOhio Career Fair 11 a.m.-3 p.m. EST at the Ohio Union Jobseekers: go.osu.edu/9cn; Employers: go.osu.edu/9cq
Nov. 6 Women’s professional virtual networking event. Registration opens in October.
Dec. 2 Veteran’s career panel. 6-8 p.m. at Longaberger Alumni House. Registration opens in November.

OSUAA news

Save the date: Club and society leadership symposium

Sept. 24-25, 2015

We are excited that we can offer a day and a half of programming for this year’s symposium as we share important information regarding Regional Engagement and how this will strengthen the support being given to our clubs and societies. Because of the additional ½ day, the alumni association will cover the cost of one night’s hotel stay per symposium attendee for Thursday, September 24 at any of the hotels listed below. The attendee must attend both Thursday and Friday portions of the symposium and live more than 60 miles from Columbus to be eligible. Attendees will need to make their own reservations; each hotel will share rooming lists and the Alumni Association will facilitate payment for Thursday, September 24. Discounted rates valid September 23-27. Be sure to make your reservation soon as the hotels will fill up quickly! Please note: reservations must be made by August 23 to receive the special offer and complimentary one-night stay!
MORE: go.osu.edu/symposium15

Group spotlight: Cheerleading alumni society

A friendly invitation helped her decide. In the midst of a string of college visits, Lynn Bailey Leitch debated whether to close her day at Ohio State with one more activity: The all-star high school cheerleader from Cincinnati was invited to a practice of the Buckeye cheerleading team.
MORE: go.osu.edu/cheersociety

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.
MORE: go.osu.edu/officerelections

How Sloopy became a Buckeye

For 50 years, the McCoy’s No. 1 hit “Hang on Sloopy” has been a favorite of Ohio State fans. Take a close look at the song’s origins and how it went from a hit rock song to a must-hear on the Ohio State Marching Band playlist.
MORE: go.osu.edu/Sloopy

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.
MORE: go.osu.edu/officerelections

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.
MORE: go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBuzz

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.
TRAINING GUIDE: go.osu.edu/VolunteerTrainingGuide CHECKLIST: go.osu.edu/VolunteerChecklist

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 4, to have items considered for the November-December Buckeye Buzz page.MORE: go.osu.edu/BuckeyeBuzz

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.
TRAINING GUIDE: go.osu.edu/VolunteerTrainingGuide
CHECKLIST: go.osu.edu/VolunteerChecklist

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.
REGISTER: go.osu.edu/careertrack
JOB BOARD: go.osu.edu/AlumniCareerConnection
POST A JOB: go.osu.edu/osualumniconsortium

Jeffrey Rice

Speaker profile: Jeffrey Rice

Executive Director of Career Services, Fisher College of Business

Over the past two decades Rice has built a team and “investment model” for students and recruiters that have helped propel the corporate recruiter base at Fisher into one of the premier recruiting stops for 80 of the Fortune 100 companies; a large number of middle market firms; and a growing number of entrepreneurial start-up companies.
TOPICS: The “Fisher Story” and it’s brand of “Go Beyond” is one that Ohio State alumni can be proud of, and one Jeff is happy to share.
MORE: go.osu.edu/Speakers

Alumni discounts at TechHub

Ohio State’s new campus tech store offers special pricing for alumni near and far. That means your educational discount doesn’t have to end with a diploma. Shop online for Mac, iPads, accessories and more through Tech Hub’s Alumni store. Visiting campus soon? Tech Hub is a must-see diversion from your stroll down memory lane. With technology demos, workshops and events, visitors now have a glimpse into Ohio State’s latest innovations. Stop by in person or online to Shop. Learn. Explore.


Campus news

2020 Vision

On the road with President Drake

Ohio State President Michael V. Drake took to the road to visit Ohioans and share his vision for the university, including his focus areas – access, affordability and excellence, community engagement and diversity and inclusion.
WATCH: go.osu.edu/tour15
MORE: go.osu.edu/2020Vision

Ohio State jumps in college rankings

Just weeks after The Ohio State University welcomed its most talented and diverse freshman class ever, U.S. News & World Report has named Ohio State the top public university in Ohio in its annual “America’s Best Colleges” rankings.
MORE: go.osu.edu/rankings15

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.
MORE: go.osu.edu/ThenandNow

High Points: September 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.
MORE: osu.edu/highpoints


Research news

Remember when? Groundbreaking memory research

Ohio State researchers use brain scans to reveal what happens when people recall memories sparked by their own photos. Their work provides a new path to study conditions like Alzheimer's disease.
MORE: go.osu.edu/findingmemories

Detecting brain tumors earlier

A new study suggests that changes in immune function can occur as long as five years before the diagnosis of a brain tumor that typically produces symptoms only three months before it is detected.
MORE: go.osu.edu/9rV


Athletics news

Earle’s new fight

Ask an 84-year-old Earle Bruce about football and he sits up a little straighter, his voice grows louder and his eyes burn with the same fire they had when he roamed the Ohio State sidelines as head coach from 1979 to 1987.

MORE: go.osu.edu/Earle

16 questions with Gene Smith

After a decade on the job, Ohio State athletics director Gene Smith sat down with the alumni association to talk about college sports, his program successes, football tickets and more.
MORE: go.osu.edu/GeneQA


Alumni travel

Essence of the Atlantic – Transatlantic Crossing

May 14-28, 2016
from $3,299 (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 http://go.osu.edu/EssenceOfTheAtlantic16 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 stoneking.9@osu.edu.