For media inquiries or to talk with an expert, please contact:

Shelly Hoffman
Assistant Vice President of Media Relations
The Ohio State University
(614) 247-4748 


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Additional details for the celebration are available in the news release.


 *Media availability with astronaut Mark Kelly. Kelly, the keynote speaker for Ohio State’s celebration dinner and commander of the space shuttle Endeavour’s final mission, will be available to talk to reporters from 5:25 to 5:50 p.m. in the Student-Alumni Council Room (2nd floor, facing the Oval). President Gee will be introducing Kelly and also is available to reporters at this time. Unfortunately, due to the short time frame, we are unable to offer one-on-one interviews with Kelly. For more information, visit








The Man

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The Flight

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The Event

Join us to honor John Glenn on the 50th anniversary of his historic flight.
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