The Ohio State University Alumni Association

September–October 2015
The spirit issue: 50 years of Sloopy, Brutus’ birthday and other stories.

The anthem that almost wasn't

The anthem that almost wasn't

In 'Hang on Sloopy,’ a professor gave his student the gift of inspiring an Ohio State tradition that has endured for 50 years.

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Origin of an anthem

Origin of an anthem

Over the last 50 years, 'Hang on Sloopy' has become synonymous with Ohio State. Read about how Sloopy became a Buckeye.

Ready for No. 446

Ready for No. 446

Fan John Crawford prepping for this week’s Homecoming contest with an incredible home-game streak to his credit.

16 questions for Gene Smith

16 questions for Gene Smith

Ohio State’s AD shares insights that come with a decade on the job.

A 162-mile view

A 162-mile view

John Glenn, the first American to see Earth from space, shares his perspective on the Ohio State college that bears his name, the state of politics today and more.

Going for another win

Going for another win

At 84, Coach Earle Bruce remains committed to raising funds for Alzheimer’s research.

Happy birthday, Brutus!

Happy birthday, Brutus!

Brutus Buckeye, the beloved Ohio State mascot, is turning 50. From his fiberglass days to his dance moves on the field, take a look back in time to celebrate memorable moments from Brutus' 50 years.

Go take a hike

Go take a hike

Husband-and-wife team wrote the book on the Buckeye Trail.

Then and Now

Then and Now

Explore similar scenes — some separated by more than 100 years — and see how Ohio State has evolved throughout the years.

A leap from the lab

A leap from the lab

Fisher students test whether an energy-harvesting cell phone case can make it in the marketplace.

An inspiring show of spirit

An inspiring show of spirit

Former cheerleader Jody Stevenson uses her gifts to teach American Sign Language and pursue an acting career.

Approaching college head-on

Approaching college head-on

Braden Heyd, one of this year’s President’s Affordability Grant recipients, doesn’t want for things to do.

In Your Words

In Your Words

Alumni share their views in letters to the editor.

Cheering for scholarships

Cheering for scholarships

Alumni remain active to help today’s cheerleaders.

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​Welcome home

​Welcome home

About 100 alumni helped students move in to their residence halls this fall. Talk about bringing back memories.

Script Ohio … midway-style

Script Ohio … midway-style

Sculptor uses brass instruments to create classic image for Ohio State Fair.

Get up and MOVE

Get up and MOVE

Catch some no-nonsense health advice from Ohio State’s chief wellness officer.

The historical treatment

The historical treatment

Football historian Keith Aksel ’09 puts Buckeyes’ titles in perspective.

On social: Pelotonia 2015

On social: Pelotonia 2015

Every August, thousands of riders hop on their bikes with one goal: to end cancer. View the social stories of the day from riders, supporters and survivors.

Community vs. a crowd

Community vs. a crowd

In Buckeye Voices, Pelotonia CEO Doug Ulman talks about the incredible community around Pelotonia and its mission to end cancer.

My big brother Bob

My big brother Bob

This ‘Fourth-of-July kind of guy’ — a loyal marching band alum — is Ohio State through and through.

AlumNews

AlumNews

Learn about the life events of fellow Ohio State alums or submit an announcement of your own news.

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Remembering alumni who recently passed away.