Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: September 18, 2020

September 18, 2020

Racial Awareness & Change Event Series: Our Story

Join The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Greater Washington, DC, The Ohio State Black Alumni Society, and the Kirwan Institute for “Our Story,” the first in a year-long series aimed at combating systemic racism and taking steps to achieve racial justice in the Ohio State community.

Moderated by Tracy Townsend, ’88, WBNS-10TV news anchor, “Our Story” is a panel discussion with members of the OSU community sharing their experiences with implicit bias and their campus stories while at The Ohio State University. Panelists include Clark Kellogg ’96, David Turkaleski ’02, Jevon Collins ’04, and Charity Martin-King. In this event, a panel of Ohio State alumni and administration will help us to understand their experiences and what the university is doing to produce lasting change for the entire Ohio State community.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Zoom link provided upon registration (see below)

This remote event is free; you must register in advance.

Virtual Annual Meeting Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who joined us live on Thursday, August 13 for our first ever Virtual Annual Meeting! The full recording is just under an hour long and can be viewed on our new YouTube channel. Hear from Club President David Turkaleski, meet new OSUAA President Molly Ranz Calhoun, and join us in recognizing our 2020 scholarship recipients. (While you’re there, please subscribe! Once we have 100 subscribers, we can use our custom URL to make the channel easier to find.) 

Pictured above, from top left: OSUAA President Molly Ranz Calhoun; OSUDC Vice President & Game Day Chair Melissa Wasser; OSUDC President David Turkaleski; from bottom left: OSUDC Secretary Jenn Rubenstein; OSUDC Treasurer Melissa Harto; OSUDC Scholarship Chair Stephanie Rosner

OSULA’s Inclusion, Diversity & Racism Webinar

Our friends at the Ohio State Alumni Club of Los Angeles held a live webinar workshop on Inclusion, Diversity, and Racism on Sunday, August 9. The full 2-hour recording is now available to watch on YouTube

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.  

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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.

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Upcoming Events

Apr 27 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway April 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 …

Jun 15 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 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 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 …