Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: June 18, 2020

June 18, 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. As always, our full event calendar can be found on our website.

Together as Buckeyes, we can save lives

Join us to fight the ventilator shortage caused by COVID-19
Ohio State alumni clubs of Baltimore and Washington D.C. are partnering with The Ventilator Project to provide lifesaving equipment to United States hospitals in need. The project is a nonprofit founded by the brother of Ohio State wrestling staff member Ryan Mantel. Its mission is to not only provide ventilators to hospitals nationwide, but to develop a rapid and scalable solution to solve the global ventilator shortage. To commemorate our donation, a name plaque and special red banner will be placed on each ventilator that we fund. Help us beat COVID-19 and reach our goal of $10,000 raised.

Buckeyes in Law DC Summer Speaker Series

Join The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Washington, DC, and the Moritz College of Law for our Buckeyes in Law DC Summer Speaker Series. Hosted by Professor Chris Walker, the director of the Moritz Washington D.C. Summer Program, this weekly series will feature virtual conversations with prominent alumni who work in law and policy in Washington, D.C.

Join us tomorrow, Friday, June 19, as we continue the speaker series with Carter Phillips, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP.

These events are FREE and take place every Friday from 12pm-1pm ETplease register on CarmenZoomhttps://bit.ly/BuckeyesInLaw

Upcoming dates:

June 19 – Carter Phillips, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

June 26 – Debra Dixon, Principal, TwinLogic Strategies

Join the Arts and Sciences Alumni Society and the Cheer and Brutus Alumni Society for a fun workout series featuring alumni from both societies!

Tuesday, June 23, at 10:00 a.m. | PHIT Workout with Cassie Pinkard

This body weight workout will be led by Cassie and Ben Pinkard, owners of PHIT Academy. Cassie is Speech and Hearing Science alum and Alumni Cheerleader.

Wednesday, June 24, at 7:30 a.m. | Bootcamp with AJ Blankenship

A virtual bootcamp by Barry’s Bootcamp Instructor and Cheer Alumni, AJ Blankenship. AJ is a group fitness instructor at Barry’s Bootcamp in New York as well as the creator of a fitness event for Ru Paul’s Drag Race! He is also a Department of Dance alum.

Thursday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. | Yoga with Ally Nelson

This virtual yoga class will be taught by Communication alum and Alumni Cheerleader, Ally Nelson!

Register in advance for the chance to win workout gear from Lululemon and Nike!

If you need live captions or other accommodations, please contact the College of Arts and Sciences at asc-accessibility@osu.edu at least two weeks before the event.

Event Information
 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – Thursday, June 25, 2020
Location: Virtual
Time: Varies
Host: Arts and Sciences Alumni Society and the Cheer and Brutus Alumni Society

Staying in front of the COVID-19 curve: Legal and ethical challenges that lie ahead

Together we are facing unfamiliar disruptions and tackling new challenges in our daily lives. However, these current situations bring opportunities for growth and development.

In response to these unprecedented times, the Moritz College of Law is excited to launch “Discussions from Drinko Hall” to showcase the College’s faculty and alumni who are thought leaders on today’s most important topics. We invite you to continue your personal and professional educational journeys by participating in these discussions. Please join us for our inaugural event:

Thursday, June 25

2–3 p.m. EDT
Zoom webinar

Webinar is free but registration is required

Upcoming events in the series

Supreme Court Year in Review
July | Date and time TBD
Please join us to review some of the most important Supreme Court cases of the past year. Moderated by Professor Chris Walker and each case covered by a Moritz expert.

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage
August | Date and time TBD
Details coming soon

The 2020 BTN Big 10K is going virtual! Show your school pride and walk or run in the 5K or 10K from wherever you live!

The VIRTUAL BTN Big 10K will take place starting on July 26th, 2020. Runners can compete any time between July 26th – August 1st.

Runners can connect with Big Ten fans across the country by sharing their race on social media with the hashtag #BTNBig10K and tagging the Big Ten Network at @BigTenNetwork!

Participants in this year’s BTN Big 10K will receive a 2020 Big Ten school-specific shirt and race bib as well as a Big Ten-themed running buff/headband. BTN will also be providing a BTN Big 10K Spotify playlist and finishers certificates. The cost of registration is $20. Click here to register now.

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.

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

Jun 29 2:00pm

Annual Meeting 2024

Our Annual Meeting will be held at Shipgarten in Tysons Corner (McLean, VA) on Saturday, June 29, from 2-5pm. Join us for …

Aug 03 4:05pm

Ohio State Alumni Day at the Nationals

Come out and show your Buckeye pride as the Nationals host Ohio State Alumni Day at the ballpark! Join Ohio State alumni, students, parents, faculty…

Aug 10 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway August 2024

OSUDC has service events in Fairfax County for Adopt-A-Highway throughout the year! We meet at the McDonald’s at the intersection of Lee Chapel Rd. and Old Keene …

Aug 17 2:00pm

Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx

Join us for an electrifying evening of basketball as the Washington Mystics against the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, August 17th at 2pm! Come out and support the Mystics and…