Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

TONIGHT: 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.

Time and Change: Social movements on campus

Take a look back in time…

Join us for a special webinar for Buckeye students and alumni of all ages. This unique virtual event will feature a panel discussion about how campus has transformed over the decades through the lens of social change. From activism to national events, hear firsthand what it was like to be a student at Ohio State through time and change.

Tuesday, September 29

6 p.m. EDT
Zoom webinar

Webinar will be recorded and shared with registrants after the event.

TBDBITL 141: An inside look at the documentary

Get an inside perspective of TBDBITL 141 from the narrators themselves!

Join the stars of the newly-released documentary TBDBITL 141, which follows The Ohio State University Marching Band through an entire season, to discuss the film. Dr. Christopher Hoch, director of the Marching Band, and three band members featured in the film will share some insights on filming and answer questions from the audience.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

7–8 p.m. EDT
Zoom webinar

This webinar is free and open to all but registration is required.

Ask Career Management – Job Search Q&A

Are you currently in the job search, or planning to begin your journey soon?

Join your Career Management team for our monthly virtual Q&A session and get the answers to your most important job search questions.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

2 to 3 p.m. EDT

Virtual only


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

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1942 11th Street NW
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Washington, DC 20001
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Tel: 703-521-8215


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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

Upcoming Events

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Butler’s Orchard Pumpkin Festival

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Oct 22 5:00pm

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Nov 05 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway – November 2022

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Nov 19 12:00am

Ohio State Football @ University of Maryland

Ohio State @ Maryland Info is Here! Join OSUDC as the Ohio State Buckeyes visit the Maryland Terrapins this season on Saturday, November 19, 2022. …