Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: October 16, 2020

October 16, 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.

Now extended through this Sunday, October 18! 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, Congresswoman Joyce Beatty, OSUDC Vice President Melissa Wasser, and Black Alumni Society President Kimberly Allen-Davis.Rent John Lewis: Good Trouble now

Ohio State is Sending More Buckeyes to Washington
For two decades, The Ohio State University has provided students with exemplary residential internship experiences in Washington, D.C. We are expanding on this foundation to build a lasting presence and impact in the nation’s capital.  
 Our mission is to enhance student experiences, expand research opportunities and increase alumni engagement. With your help, and this intensified D.C. presence, Ohio State will draw upon its expertise and research capability to help solve the nation’s most pressing public policy challenges.   
This Starts with Students 
We are building living-learning-interning experiences for graduate students from across Ohio State’s campus who are ready to begin fulfilling public service careers in Washington, D.C.  Partner with us: Gain access to a pool of Buckeyes with diverse backgrounds and skills.  Build a relationship with Ohio State. Grow your community. Add a passionate and hard-working leader to your team.
Learn how you can be a partner and open the door for Buckeyes.Join us for an informational webinar:Date: October 20
Time: 6 – 7 p.m.Click here to register.Zoom webinar link to be provided upon registration. 


Join fellow Buckeye fans and friends in Ohio Stadium’s A-Deck with your very own fan cutout. For the 2020 football season, you can still carry on the tradition of having a presence inside the ‘Shoe. Put on your favorite Buckeye gear and make your very own Ohio State FanCutouts to support our team and show up in Ohio Stadium on game days.


Click here for more info or to purchase your Buckeye Fan Cutout.

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 by this Sunday, October 18, 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.

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

May 30 6:00pm

OSUDC Student/Alumni Networking Event

Join OSUDC in welcoming current Ohio State students to D.C. for the summer! Connect and network with fellow professionals, students, and friends at Blackfinn DC on Thursday, …

Jun 04 6:00pm

An Evening with President Carter

Join fellow Buckeyes from the greater Washington, DC area at a fireside chat led by the alumni association CEO, Molly Ranz Calhoun, with President Ted…

Jun 09 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2024 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 9! …

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 …