Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: June 24, 2020

June 24, 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.

Elections for the 2020-2021 OSUDC Board of Governors is coming soon!

Have you renewed your membership? All dues-paying members of OSUDC will receive an email with a link to the ballot for this year’s election for your 2020-2021 OSUDC Board of Governors. The virtual polls will be open July 6 – 19. Not sure if you’ve renewed yet this year? Have questions? Email OSUDC Treasurer Melissa Harto.

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! Today is the last day to guarantee your school-specific shirt, so don’t wait: register now!

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.

Black Matters 101: Webinar Series

Black Matter 101

Date: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 & Monday, June 29, 2020
Location: Virtual
Time: 3 to 4 p.m.
Host: Department of African American and African Studies

This series of virtual webinars addresses the current state of national affairs as they pertain to Black people.

The health pandemic created by COVID-19 has brought racism to the forefront as a public health crisis that has been and continues to be an age-old detriment to African Americans. The health disparities crisis is compounded by the persistence of police killings and civilian vigilantism that traumatize black communities.

These webinars will bring together educators, students, community activists, civic leaders and the general public to discuss topics emanating from the volatile moment of the pandemics, and, importantly, to develop action-oriented strategies for social justice.

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, click the registration links below:

  • June 24| Policing and Black Communities | Register here
  • June 29 | Dismantling Structural Inequalities | Register here

Pride Month in the Archives: Exploring the LGBTQ Collection with Brett Shingledecker

June 25, 2020 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Join the Ohio State University’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Library for a special session exploring its remarkable LGBTQ collection, donated to University Libraries by Brett Shingledecker in 2011. Shingledecker assembled the core of the collection during his time as co-owner of People Like Us, Chicago’s first ever LGBTQ bookstore. Including materials ranging from the mid-1970s to the present, such as zines, periodicals, books, posters, archival correspondence, and a variety of ephemeral items chronicling LGBTQ life and culture, the Shingledecker collection is an exceptional resource for teaching, research, and community information and service. In this session, Shingledecker will reflect on his life and work with People Like Us, his development of the collection, and his motivation for finding it a permanent home. Together with Eric J. Johnson, Curator of Thompson Special Collections at Ohio State, he will also discuss plans for the ongoing development of the collection and how it will support the University’s educational and outreach missions.

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 this Friday, June 26, as we continue the speaker series with Debra Dixon, Principal, TwinLogic Strategies.

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

Upcoming dates:

  • June 26 – Debra Dixon, Principal, TwinLogic Strategies
  • Fridays July 10 – August  14

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

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

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.

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