Buckeye Bits E-Newsletter: June 18, 2021

June 18, 2021


Explaining Cicadas with Provost Bruce McPheron

The Ohio State University Alumni Association, in partnership with the Alumni Club of Washington D.C., proudly presents: They’re Back! Explaining Cicadas with Provost Bruce McPheron

For the first time in 17 years, Brood X cicadas have returned and they are everywhere! We are thrilled to invite all alumni to this special virtual engagement featuring Dr. Bruce McPheron, Executive Vice President and Provost for The Ohio State University. Given his background in entomology, or the study of insects, Dr. McPheron will guide guests through a conversation about the cicadas, their significance, and his experience as both a “Buckeye and bug guy.” There will be a moderated Q&A session following Dr. McPheron’s remarks.

Date: Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 6–6:45 p.m. EDT


Happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

Wishing everyone a Happy Pride! We look forward to continuing to partner with Scarlet & Gay, the LGBTQ Alumni Society. To self-identify, visit go.osu.edu/lgbt. Stand up and share the #BuckeyeLove!


Virtual BTN Big 10K

 Join us for our VIRTUAL BTN Big 10K on Sunday, July 25! This is your chance to represent your favorite Big Ten school, test your fitness, enjoy a race experience and give back to some great organizations like Alive Rescue and Special Olympics Chicago!Show your school pride and walk or run a 5K or 10K anytime between July 25 and July 31 from wherever you choose! For $20, participants will receive: Big Ten school-specific technical race shirtBig Ten branded workout towelBig Ten branded digital bib Finisher certificateConnect with Big Ten fans across the country by sharing your pictures and/or results using the hashtag #BTNBig10K.All ages and fitness levels welcome! We hope you join us!The last day to register and guarantee delivery of participant items by race week is this Sunday, June 20.
 
 

OSUDC Alumni T-Shirts!

Show your DC Buckeye spirit! Our OSUDC Shirts are $20 (with free shipping!) and benefit our Spearman Scholarship Fund. Quantities are limited, so click here to buy yours now.
 


RENEW OR JOIN OSUDC

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.


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; 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

Aug 15 2:00pm

Annual Meeting 2021: Live and In Person!

Join OSUDC for our first in-person event in 18 months! Our Annual Meeting will be held at Paradise Springs Winery in Clifton, …

Sep 04 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway – September 2021

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…

Nov 06 9:00am

Service Event: Adopt-A-Highway – November 2021

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…