Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: July 10, 2020

July 10, 2020

Amid concerns over the coronavirus outbreak, we have chosen to suspend alumni association events. 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.

The Polls are Open!

Don’t miss your chance to vote in this year’s elections for the 2020-2021 OSUDC Board of Governors!

Have you renewed your membership? Want to join? 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 are currently open through 11:59pm on Sunday, July 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, Friday, July 10 is the deadline to register!

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.

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 afternoon, July 10, as we continue the speaker series with Chris Geidner, Sr. Advisor for Law and Policy, The Justice Collaborative.

These events are FREE and take place every Friday from 12pm-1pm ETplease register on CarmenZoomhttps://osu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GBMDuhU-Roe7FsveifbrSA

Upcoming dates:

  • July 10 – Chris Geidner, Sr. Advisor for Law and Policy, The Justice Collaborative
  • July 17 – Ken Kies, Managing Director, The Federal Policy Group
  • July 24 – Marlene Dortch, Secretary, Federal Communications Commission
  • July 31 – Gay Gilbert, Public Administration Legal Expert
  • August 7 – Marjorie Powell, Sr. Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, AARP
  • August 14 – Nicole Crum, Chair, Corporate Governance and Board Advisory Practice; Partner, Investment Management Practice, Sullivan and Worcester

Behind the Scenes with TBDBITL
Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Pride of the Buckeyes

The Ohio State University Marching Band has earned national and international acclaim for its innovative halftime shows and the unparalleled skill of its members. Rich in tradition, OSUMB is one of the few all-brass and percussion bands in the country.

Hear from Dr. Chris Hoch, director of The Ohio State University Marching and Athletic Bands, as he provides a unique glimpse into the history and tradition of OSUMB, and shares insight on how shows are created and performed. You’ll learn about how the band has adapted in response to COVID-19 and get an inside look on what Buckeyes can expect from TBDBITL this fall!

Tuesday, July 28

6:30–7:30 p.m. EDT Webinar


Webinar is free but registration is required


Supreme Court Year in Review

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:

Tuesday, July 28
3-4:30 p.m. EDT
Zoom webinar

Webinar is free but registration is required

Upcoming events in the series:

Supreme Court Year in Review

July 28, 3 p.m. EDT
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

Glenn College DC Programs Update

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers two DC internship programs for students, allowing them to live and intern in Washington, DC. The Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) brings undergrads to DC for a semester experience, and the MPA-DC program allows MPA students the chance to spend their second year in Washington in a field placement while they complete their graduate degree.
Due to COVID-19, WAIP has been moved to a virtual format for fall semester. Alumni volunteers are still needed to mentor, conduct virtual networking coffees and speak to the students. If interested in volunteering with WAIP this fall, please complete this short survey.
The MPA-DC program will move forward as planned, though students may conduct internships virtually for the first semester. The Glenn College is still seeking paid placements for a few of the MPA-DC fellows– these are graduate students in their second year of their MPA, and they can work Monday – Thursday, up to 32 hours/week. Their interests vary, but policy interests include: food/agriculture, environment, energy and international affairs. If you’d like to consider hosting a graduate student, please contact Katy Hogan: hogan.124@osu.edu.  

Support our partner bars with take-out or outdoor dining!


World of Beer
7200 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Tel: 240-389-9317

U Street:

Solly’s U St Tavern
1942 11th Street NW
(11th & U St)
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: 202-232-6590


Crystal City Sports Pub
529 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202
Tel: 703-521-8215


Blackfinn Ameripub
Loudoun Station
43781 Central Station Drive Suite 150
Ashburn, VA 20147
Tel: 703-723-3466

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, Alex Temple, 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

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Mystics vs. Lynx

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