Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: October 12, 2020

October 12, 2020

“Good Trouble” for a Good Cause

The Ohio State University Alumni Association is excited to offer a unique virtual experience for our alumni and friends. We have partnered with Magnolia Pictures to provide our alumni an opportunity to rent and view “John Lewis: Good Trouble” and participate in a virtual discussion on the themes of civil and voting rights as explored within the film.

From now until this Friday, October 16, you can rent the film for $12. For every rental, Magnolia Pictures will donate $5 to the Kirwan Institute at The Ohio State University. Those who rent and view the film are invited to a virtual discussion on civil and voting rights on October 21 at 6 p.m. with Kyle Strickland from the Kirwan Institute.Rent John Lewis: Good Trouble now

Got a great tailgate recipe? Share it with us! Announcing the OSUDC Cookbook

This year’s football season will be a bit different with most of us enjoying Buckeye games from home. What better way to celebrate than with tailgate recipes from your fellow alums? Please use this form to share a recipe to be included in this year’s digital cookbook. By submitting a recipe, you will be entered to win this Ohio State quilt valued at over $100! Proceeds from the sale of the cookbook will benefit our local scholarship fund. For more information or with questions regarding this project, please contact mikayla.bodey@gmail.com.

Submit your recipe here.

In Christy’s Shoes Virtual Sole Celebration

We are proud to partner with In Christy’s Shoes for an annual scholarship, allowing us to increase the number of scholarships OSUDC awards to graduating seniors from DC, Maryland, and Virginia who go on to attend Ohio State! Find more information and buy tickets to this year’s virtual event here

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

Stay tuned for 2020 Football Game Day information, coming soon.


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


Blackfinn Ameripub
1620 Eye St. NW
Washington, DC 20006

Tel: (202) 429-4350 


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


Blackfinn Ameripub
2750 Gallows Road
Vienna, VA 22180

Tel: (703) 207-0100


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

Virtual Annual Meeting and Racial Awareness & Change Event Series: Now on YouTube!

Thank you to everyone who joined us live for our recent virtual events! Our 2020 Annual Meeting from Thursday, August 13, and our Racial Awareness & Change Event Series: Our Story from Wednesday, September 23 can be viewed on our new YouTube channel. (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


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

Mar 21 7:00pm

Capitals vs. Blue Jackets

Join OSUDC Alumni Night at the Caps as the Washington Capitals take on the Columbus Blue Jackets at Capital One Arena on Tuesday, March 21 at…

May 06 12:00am

Big Ten Fun Run 2023

The 2nd annual B1G Ten Fun Run will take place at Salt Line DC on Saturday, May 6th! The fun run is …

Jun 03 7:00pm

Mystics vs. Lynx

Join OSUDC to cheer on the Washington Mystics against the Minnesota Lynx at the Entertainment & Sports Arena on Saturday, June 3rd at 7pm! Each…