Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: May 5, 2020

May 5, 2020

Amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, we have chosen to suspend alumni association events through at least July 6, 2020. Thank you for your understanding as we monitor the situation and work to keep our Buckeye family safe. Please keep an eye out on your inbox for future virtual events with the greater OSUDC community.


May 5 is a new Giving Tuesday created as an emergency response to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Today is GivingTuesdayNow and you can double your gift to support COVID-19 relief! For every $1 you donate, our medical professionals and students will receive $2. Click here to donate!

Webinar: Everyday activities for young children while at home: Babies to age 6

Every day, there are great learning opportunities for children within their daily routines, whether during bath time, bedtime, meals, brushing teeth or cleaning up.

Join presenters Lisa Welsh and Samantha Peterson as they explore how to embed learning into the daily lives of children, especially during COVID-19.

May 5, 2020

1:30 p.m.

Virtual Zoom webinar


Complimentary but registration is required


Pandemics: Past, Present, Future

Pandemics: Past, Present, Future

Join the College of Arts and Sciences for a virtual panel discussion, “Pandemics: Past, Present, Future,” featuring experts from the Department of History. From Plague to Influenza and HIV, learn about the history of global pandemics from our faculty in order to better understand the current coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

4 p.m.



Complimentary but registration is required


Webinar: Managing Successful Teams Across the Distance

Are you a manager or leader who is managing a geographically diverse team?

COVID-19 has changed the way we work. Many leaders now find themselves learning how to manage teams without the benefit of seeing members each day.

Join the Career Management team for an insightful presentation that focuses on best practices for mangers who are leading teams remotely.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Noon – 1 p.m.

Online only



Webinar: OSUAA presents: Disinformation During the Digital Age

Disinformation — the purposeful spread of false or misleading information — has exploded in recent years thanks to modern technologies, including social media.

Reality increasingly is being distorted through videos touting false information, fictitious people and cries of “fake news.” It’s only getting easier to generate this disinformation and to spread it instantly and even virally.

What are the consequences of the rising tide of disinformation, especially amidst a global pandemic in a presidential election year?

Join us to learn more about disinformation and review best practices for sorting truth from fiction as you consume news during complex times.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Noon – 1 p.m.



Complimentary but registration is required

Webinar: Virtually Networking In Your New City

Whether you are a brand-new grad branching out on your own for the first time, or a seasoned professional looking for opportunities to grow your network in the current climate, we invite you to join the Career Management team for a presentation on virtual networking best practices.

While these tips are geared toward someone relocating to a new city, any alum seeking advice on how to make the most of virtual tools and networking opportunities will benefit from joining this presentation.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Noon – 1 p.m.

Online only



Join the Ohio State Alumni Book Club

Our Book Club is Growing!

Our virtual book club is open to all alumni! Join fellow Buckeyes in a private online forum to discuss the selected book. Whether you are already an avid reader or looking to get pick up reading in the New Year, this book club has something for everyone.

Participants will vote to select each book. The following genres were selected as the focus of the 2020 year. We will announce future ones in the coming months!

  • May 28–July 30, 2020: Book-Screen Adaptations
  • August 6–October 8, 2020: Classics
  • October 15–December 17, 2020: Science Fiction / Fantasy
  • January 4–March 11, 2021: Ohio Reads (Books that take place in Ohio)

Membership is free. You simply need to borrow or purchase a copy of the book. Join now to start reading our next book.

OSUAA names Molly Ranz Calhoun president and CEO

We’re excited to announce that Molly Ranz Calhoun ’86 is the new President/CEO of The Ohio State University Alumni Association! She officially began her term on Friday, May 1. Molly is OSUAA’s 12th president and the first woman to lead the association in nearly 100 years! Read more here.

Join the OSUDC Board of Governors

Looking for a way to get more involved? The OSUDC Board has several at-large openings! Self nominations are preferred. Please click here to download the nomination form.


Beginning on January 1, 2020, the OSUDC membership year now runs on the calendar year from January 1 – December 31. For $25, you are a member of OSUDC; for $75+, you are a member of OSUDC and a  sustaining member of OSUAA, which makes you eligible for OSUAA benefits such as football tickets. Membership dues are tax deductible contributions to our OSUAA current use fund that makes programming available to area alumni. Dues can be paid at one time, or you can set up recurring payments.

We offer two ways to become a member:

Option 1) Yearly membership to Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

If you simply want to join the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. you can do so for a modest donation of $25 per year. This option is open to both Ohio State alumni and Ohio State fans.

Option 2) Yearly sustaining membership to OSUAA + Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. | Join now

Becoming a sustaining member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association requires a yearly donation of $75 (which makes alumni eligible for football tickets and other great benefits). By allocating a yearly donation of $75 or more to the Alumni Club of Washington, D.C., you will get access to OSUAA benefits and Alumni Club of Washington, D.C. incentives. If you have any questions, please contact our membership chair, Kennedy Kowalski, at membership@osudc.org, or our treasurer, Melissa Harto, at treasurer@osudc.org.

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.

Countdown to Ohio State Vs. Michigan

Upcoming Events

Mar 21 7:00pm

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Join OSUDC Alumni Night at the Caps as the Washington Capitals take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena on Tuesday, March 21 at…

May 06 12:00am

Big Ten Fun Run 2023

The 2nd annual B1G Ten Fun Run will take place at Salt Line DC on Saturday, May 6th! The fun run is …

Jun 03 7:00pm

Mystics vs. Lynx

Join OSUDC to cheer on the Washington Mystics against the Minnesota Lynx at the Entertainment & Sports Arena on Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm! Each…