Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017

 

Celebrate your #BuckeyeLove by giving to our Spearman Scholarship Fund today! Pay it forward by supporting incoming Buckeyes from DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Until the end of the BuckeyeLove campaign, all contributions will be matched dollar for dollar!

To make your tax-deductible contribution to the Alumni Club of Washington, DC Spearman Scholarship Fund #604938, go to buckeyelove.osu.edu, click Give Now, and under “Department or Program” select “Other.” Don’t forget to include the fund number#604938 in the comments field!

 


Free to Ride at the DC Independent Film Festival

Premiering at the 2017 DC Independent Film Festival this month, Free To Ride is the first feature-length documentary to be produced by the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at The Ohio State University. The film follows the story of a relentless grassroots coalition from across Dayton, Ohio who overcame a suburban contingent opposed to public transit, and the system of checks and balances that allowed justice and reason to prevail. Amid growing economic inequality, Free To Ride shows that peaceful change is possible and underscores the power of a multi-racial collective to protect the civil rights of all.

The film will be shown this Friday, February 17, at5:20pm at the Naval Heritage Center at the United States Naval Memorial, located in Penn Quarter just off Memorial Plaza. Tickets can be purchased for $12 in advance or at the door.


B1G Men’s Basketball – Call for Babies

The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament is coming to DC next month! The Big Ten Conference is scouting for babies (who are still crawling) to be part of the baby crawling contest during halftime at the 2017 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament at the Verizon Center. The contest will take place on Wednesday, March 8, during the 2nd game (7pm) of the day. Please email president@osudc.org if you or anyone you know is interested in representing Ohio State in the contest! Go Buckeye Babies!


Contribute to the WAIP scholarship fund during this February Buckeye Month of Giving!

We are lucky to have current Ohio State students here in D.C. every semester as they take part in The John Glenn College of Public Affairs Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP)! WAIP selects outstanding undergraduates from any major to spend a semester in Washington, D.C., as John Glenn Fellows. Students work in field placements that reflect their particular areas of academic interest. Recent internships include the EPA, U.S. Department of Education, Children’s Defense Fund, Partnership for Public Service, Battelle, U.S Department of Commerce, the White House, U.S. Senate and the Federal Judicial Center. The internships are life changing and allow students to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.

While in Washington, John Glenn Fellows remain fully registered Ohio State students. Students earn academic credit hours for their internship, the research seminar in which a policy paper is developed, and a course on policymaking and public service in the Washington community.

This opportunity, while priceless, costs students an extra $4200 for their semester in Washington, making it cost prohibitive for many to go. To contribute, visit the Buckeye Funder page here! Your tax-deductible contribution counts towards your $75 OSUAA sustaining membership.

 


Monthly Service Events at DC Central Kitchen

We have monthly service events at DC Central Kitchen! Our next event is coming up on Saturday, March 18, from 9am – 12pm. You must register in advance on Volunteer Match. Questions about volunteering? Email Katy!



Get Involved – Join the OSUDC Board!

Have you ever wanted to make an impact as an Ohio State alum, but didn’t know how? Join the board and help promote OSU in the Washington, DC area! Complete thenomination form and email to president@osudc.org.



CAN Volleyball

Our volleyball season just began! If you’d like to be a part of the team (or our softball team in the spring/summer), contact Jeff at athletics@osudc.org. Go Bucks!


Join or Renew your OSUDC Membership

Just a friendly reminder to renew your membership with The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC. The membership year runs from June 2016 to May 2017, so don’t get left out this year. Joining or renewing your membership is easy, and will help you stay connected to other Buckeye faithful in the DC area.

Please visit our website and renew your membership today! Annual dues are just $20 for The OSU Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC. Thanks and Go Bucks!


Upcoming Events Calendar
Keep up with all of our upcoming events on our website! You can easily export the events you’re interested in attending to iCal or Google Calendar.


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