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Year-long dairy campaign aims to encourage calcium consumption

September 16, 2014
One Ohio State initiative is working to move students to consume more dairy. The #SpotTheCow campaign is back on campus for a year-long run to let students know that dairy is still a beneficial source of calcium and nutrients, even during college. “The overall goal of this campaign is to try to increase dairy consumption on the Ohio State campus,” said Jamie Seger, #SpotTheCow campaign director. #SpotTheCow plans to use social media, posters and fliers and interactive activities at campus events to raise student involvement and awareness of the campaign. Those campus events will offer giveaway items such as T-shirts, sunglasses, dairy products and educational pamphlets. Funding for the campaign… Read more

Ohio State planning $1M health conference in Mumbai

September 16, 2014
Members of the Ohio State community are set to meet with international leaders in global health, but the meeting won’t be anywhere near Columbus. That event — the Health Sciences Innovation Conference and Trade Show — is set to take place in Mumbai, India, and cost approximately $1 million, including funding, accommodations and events, said co-chairman of the conference Dr. Chandan Sen, associate dean of the OSU College of Medicine. The conference will be hosted by OSU and the All India Institute for Medical Sciences and aims to develop partnerships between OSU and Indian academic institutions and health sciences-related industry, according to the conference’s website. It is set to run… Read more

Reported rape in North Campus residence hall prompts public safety notice

September 15, 2014
A rape reported in an on-campus residence hall early Sunday morning prompted a public safety notice. It’s the second time this year that an alleged rape on campus has led to a campus-wide alert. A woman unaffiliated with Ohio State reported Sunday at about noon that a rape had occurred between 2-3 a.m. in a North Campus residence hall. The suspect was described as a 19-year-old white man, standing at about 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds, according to the Monday notice. University Police Chief Paul Denton said the suspect is an OSU student, but does not live in the residence hall where the rape was reported. The suspect… Read more

Ohio State announces marching band director search committee

September 15, 2014
The new marching band director will be selected by people from across the university — with representatives from the School of Music, the College of Medicine, the athletic department, the band’s alumni association and students from the band among them. Ohio State announced the search committee to find a new leader on Monday afternoon. Mark Shanda, the dean of the of Arts and Humanities, has been tasked with leading the search and has a seven-person crew to help him out, according to a university release. That crew includes: Scott Jones, the associate director of university bands, an associate professor of music and one of the band’s current leaders Ted McDaniel,… Read more

Ohio State club aims to sell 3,000 lbs of pork

September 15, 2014
Ohio State’s Saddle and Sirloin Club is set to serve an amount of pork loin equivalent to the weight of about 405 biology textbooks, or roughly two cows, at an upcoming agricultural production event. That event — the Farm Science Review — is a three-day affair when about 140,000 visitors converge at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio, to learn about agricultural production, according to the event’s website. The event is hosted by the OSU College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and runs Tuesday through Thursday. As part of the festivities, the Saddle and Sirloin Club has prepared more than 3,000 pounds of pork loin for a… Read more

Ohio State launches office to connect community with volunteer options

September 15, 2014
An out-of-body experience helped an Ohio State official develop one of the university’s newest initiatives. OSU’s Office of Volunteer Relations was partially inspired after Andy Gurd, chief operating officer of the OSU Alumni Association, realized there was no official route for volunteering through OSU during a speech he gave at an alumni club event in New York, he said. “As I’m speaking to the club, I almost had an out-of-body experience that I really hope that nobody raises their hand and says, ‘Hey Andy, how do I volunteer at Ohio State?’ because I really didn’t know the answer — and I work here,” he said. The Office of Volunteer Relations… Read more

Woman’s concern led to discovery of human remains

September 14, 2014
When a concerned woman stopped by an off-campus house to check on a friend she hadn’t seen in a while, the lights were out, the windows were busted and the place had a distinct smell to it, she told Columbus Division of Police dispatchers in a 911 call obtained by The Lantern. During the call, the woman said she was worried because the man who lived in the home — located at the corner of East 13th Avenue and 4th Street — was old, so she decided to check the place out. “He is old and I was kind of worried about him and I had stopped by,” the caller… Read more

Exhibit recognizes Ohio’s role in the Civil Rights Act of 1964

September 14, 2014
Nearly 50 years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 was enacted, Ohio State is remembering the role Ohioans played in helping stop racial discrimination in the workplace. In honor of the anniversary, the Thompson Library has put together an exhibit called “Remembering the Act: Archival Reflections on Civil Rights” that focuses on the history of civil rights on a national scale and also narrows the focus to history in Columbus. And at least one student said the exhibit is important given the recent racially-charged protests in Ferguson, Mo. Materials shown in the exhibit are from a variety of special collections including the Ohio Congressional Archives, University Archives, the Billy… Read more

Jonathan Waters’ return to Ohio State full of emotions

September 14, 2014
Though Jonathan Waters was fired from his position as director of the Ohio State Marching Band, he didn’t stay away from Ohio Stadium for long. At OSU’s blowout 66-0 victory against Kent State on Saturday, Waters returned to the stadium not as an employee, but as a marching band alumnus. And though he seemed filled with passion and joy as he conducted the alumni band in performing “Hang On Sloopy,” it was still a roller coaster of emotions. “This is a very emotional day for me.” Waters told Lantern TV of his return to Ohio Stadium. “I’ve been in this building for 20 years as a student and as a… Read more

2 new Digital Unions open with a price tag of $520K

September 14, 2014
Ohio State’s technological resource centers, dubbed “Digital Unions,” celebrated their 10th anniversary on campus with the opening of two new unions that cost more than $520,000. New locations premiered in Enarson Classroom Building on Sept. 8 and in Denney Hall on Sept. 12, complete with new computers, software such as Microsoft Office and Final Cut Pro X and free technology tutorials to aid in learning, said Office of Distance Education and eLearning spokeswoman Lucy Ramos.  Prior to the new locations, OSU already had three other Digital Unions in Prior Health Sciences Library and Stillman and Hagerty halls. Those Digital Unions were visited more than 24,000 times from Aug. 2013-14, according… Read more