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 on 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.
Men’s Basketball at Maryland
The Buckeyes Men’s Basketball team is coming to College Park at 4pm this Saturday, February 11! Join us before the game at Looney’s Pub, on Rte. 1 at 8150 Baltimore Avenue, just a short walk from the Regents Drive Garage.
Parking in the Regents Drive Garage is $15 and must be purchased ahead of time.
Remember, the bag policy is in effect for basketball games at the University of Maryland’s XFINITY Center. Bags and purses that are not clear will NOT be allowed into the game! (Click to enlarge.)
Let’s Go Bucks! Beat the Terps!
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 the nomination form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. 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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