Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: February 19, 2021

February 19, 2021

Celebrate Black History Month with OSUDC!

Join us for a special event from Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences

Join the Ohio State Alumni Club of Washington D.C. in celebrating Black History Month through a special event opportunity. The Department of Religion at Ohio State’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting an event series titled: “Living Well, Dying Well: Religion, Health, and Healing Series with Elise Edwards and Monique Moultrie”

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
4:30pm – 6:00pm

We invite you to join us for this important conversation. Drs. Elise Edwards and Monique Moultrie will explore the intersections of spirituality, justice, and advocacy as they relate to physical and emotional spaces where African Americans can flourish. This event will also serve to describe the underpinnings of the #BlackLivesMatter movement and the moral imperative of empowering Black women amidst traditionally inequitable power structures.

The Color of Health: Examining Racism as a Public Health Crisis

Join Ohio State’s Center for Ethics and Human Values and the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) for a panel discussion about public policy, health care access, race and racism in Ohio.

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Time: Noon – 1:00pm

Advancing Gender Equity in Medicine Discussion Series

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are excited to announce a collaboration of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Anti-Racism Action Plan leaders, Women in Medicine and Science, the Center for Primary Care Innovation and Transformation in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Black Women in Medicine group for an exciting series on intersectionality. During the month of March, this collaboration will feature a series of talks focused on the intersection of gender with race, ethnicity, religion and gender identity in medicine.

Date: Monday,March 1, 2021
Time: Noon – 1 p.m.

Featured Speaker: Valencia Walker, MD, MPH
Associate Chief Diversity & Health Equity Officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital

Topic: Intersection of Race and Gender

The Black Athlete: Politics and Protest in the Era of Black Lives Matter: A Dialogue

Please join the 1619 and Beyond Program for a lecture by Derrick White, professor of history at the University of Kentucky, and Louis Moore, associate professor of history at Grand Valley State University.

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Host: 1619 and Beyond Program, Department of History

WAIP Crowdfunding

The John Glenn College of Public Affairs offers an exciting opportunity for Ohio State students to live and work here in DC, and we are proud to partner with the Washington Academic Internship Program for social and service events all year long! This month marks the sixth annual WAIP crowdfunding campaign, which (in normal times) raises money to bring students here to DC on a full housing scholarship; while WAIP is fully virtual, the scholarship funds have been diverted to enable students to take unpaid internships, set-up home offices or secure a professional wardrobe. Make your gift now (or any time throughout the month of February) to help support these incredible students! Alumni: your contribution counts towards your OSUAA $75 sustaining membership!


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.

Buy a Mask, Raise Money for our Spearman Scholarship Fund!

Purchase a mask and help future Buckeyes make an Ohio State degree a reality. Check out our different options for the masks that will look great and keep you safe!

All proceeds from your mask purchase will go to our Spearman Scholarship Fund – just select “My Alumni Club” and “Washington, D.C.” when you check out!

OSUDC Alumni T-Shirts!

We miss having our Game Day parties with everyone around the DC area! Even though we can’t be together, you can still get your OSUDC Alumni T-Shirt! Shirts are $20 (with free shipping!) and benefit our Spearman Scholarship Fund. Quantities are limited, so don’t wait to order yours! Click here to buy yours now.

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

Thank you to everyone who has joined us live for our 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

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

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…

Jun 10 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway June 2023

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 11 12:00pm

DC B1G Alumni at Capital Pride

The DC-area Big Ten Alumni Clubs will be at the 2023 Capital Pride Festival on Pennsylvania Avenue on Sunday, June 11! …

Jun 24 3:00pm

Annual Meeting 2023

Our Annual Meeting will be held at metrobar in Washington, DC, on Saturday, June 24, from 3-5pm. Join us for this …