Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018

Winter Social: Meet SB Nation’s Matt Brown!

We may look up to our favorite sports heroes as gods: powerful, athletic, and able to do no wrong. Yet their fate is in the hands of decision makers who are far from perfect.

Nowhere is this truer than in the storied world of college football. One team rises while another falls, not always in proportion to the players’ talent—or where their college is located. A place like Tuscaloosa, Alabama, can rise to prominence while Houston falls behind. A tactical mistake can haunt a team for decades, while a chance occurrence, even one that looks like a setback, can provide a surprising boost.

What If? incisively yet irreverently examines the history of college football’s big decisions, from the Airplane Conference to Chicago’s Big Ten departure, sharing many stories and pointing out the merits and drawbacks of pivotal decisions along the way.

Join us for a book event at at Tommy Joe’s in Bethesdaat 11:30am on Saturday, February 24. Meet author Matt Brown, Ohio State alum and college league manager for SB Nation, as he discusses his book and college football! A limited number of books will be available to purchase.


Buckeye Trivia Night

Join us at Parlay at 7pm on Thursday, February 15 for a night of Buckeye Trivia!

Cost to enter is $25 for a team of up to 6 people. There will be Ohio State-themed questions, prizes, and fun! Teams are strongly encouraged to come with a Buckeye-themed name and wearing as much scarlet and gray as possible. Parlay will also offer specials for all entered in the trivia contest.

This evening doubles as a fundraiser for the John Glenn College’s Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP), which bring young Buckeyes to DC to intern for a semester. All proceeds will go to the WAIP crowdfunding campaign.

Gather your closest and most trivia-savvy Buckeyes and join us on Thursday! Questions? Email OSUDC President Carter Alleman.


February 28, 2018 is the second annual Buckeye Day of Giving! Support our Spearman Scholarship Fund here.

Established April 1, 1983, by alumni and friends in the metropolitan Washington, DC area, our Spearman Scholarship Fund offers three $2,500 merit-based scholarship awards each year. Through a competitive application process, applicants are evaluated based on academic, work, and extracurricular performance. The Scholarships are one-time, non-renewable awards that are applied to the student’s freshman year tuition at Ohio State. Learn more here.

 


Engineering Alumni Event:

New Year, New Career: What to Do When It’s Time for a Change

How do you know when it’s time to make a career change? And where do you begin, whether it’s a different role with your current organization or something entirely new? Join us at Top of the Town in Arlington on Tuesday, February 20 as moderator Marilyn Bury Rice, director of the Lhota Office of Alumni Career Management, helps you identify the skills you bring to the employment market and how to utilize those skills to make your transition. And most importantly, learn practical ways to stand out to potential employers in the process. This networking reception and informal conversation will feature real-world examples from local alumni just like you. Heavy appetizers and a beer and wine bar provided.


WAIP Crowdfunding

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers an exciting opportunity for Ohio State students to live and work here in DC, and we are proud to partner with the Washington Academic Internship Program for social and service events all year long! This month marks the third annual WAIP crowdfunding campaign, which raises money to bring students here to DC on a full housing scholarship. Make your gift now (or any time throughout the month of February) to help support these incredible students! Alumni: your contribution counts towards your OSUAA $75 sustaining membership!



Ohio State Alumni Soccer

The CAN Soccer season begins in April! If you’d like to play (games on Saturdays and/or Sundays), or for more information, contact Jeff at athletics@osudc.org. Go Bucks!



DC Central Kitchen Events

Join OSUDC and John Glenn College of Public Affairs WAIP students for our service event at DCCentral Kitchen on Tuesday, February 27! Must arrive by 4:45pm for a brief orientation.

Please register on Volunteer Match to participate in this service event!

Other upcoming dates: Saturday, March 10

 


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 2017 to May 2018, 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
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