JANUARY 2010 The Nutshell is the official e-newsletter for Ohio State alumni club and society officers and board members. We encourage you to share any of the information with your membership via your own newsletters or Web sites. The current issue is also available at www.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/clubs- societies/Pages/TheNutshell.aspx (note the new link). DATES & DEADLINES Feb. 1 Speaker requests due for club events in May, June, or July Feb. 15 Society year-end reports due Feb. 22-26 Football ticket requests forms sent to clubs (if applicable) Feb. 25-Mar. Buckeye Cruise for Cancer: www.buckeyecruise.com 1 Feb. 27 Alumni Society Hockey Night Mar. 5 Completed financial forms due back to OSUAA OSUAA ANNOUNCEMENTS End-of-year financial forms This is a friendly reminder that our finance department will soon be mailing out financial questionnaires to all club and society treasurers. Now would be a good time to update any information regarding your treasurer to help us avoid any delays. Also, those who participate in our group filing will be receiving our annual update forms separately. Both forms will be mailed out no later than Feb. 5, 2010, and will be due back to Allen Hinojosa by Friday, Mar. 5, 2010, in order for us to make the IRS deadline. Please note that not everyone will receive both; only those participating in our group filing will receive two separate forms. If you have any questions prior to or after receiving these documents, please contact Allen at firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations now being accepted for 2010 Alumni Awards Do you know an outstanding alum? Maybe you know a club or society leader who has served for 10 years—why not nominate him or her for the Ralph Davenport Mershon Award for service to Ohio State? For information about all the awards or to download a nomination form, please go to www.ohiostatealumni.org/Awards/. Nominations will be accepted through Mar. 31, and groups that submit a nomination will earn five points toward their Alumni Association Award totals. If you have any questions, please contact Erin Kopp (email@example.com) or Lisa Peck (firstname.lastname@example.org). 2010 Nominating Committee for Board Candidates The Alumni Association’s 2010 Nominating Committee is accepting nominations from Active Association members for consideration for service on the Board of Directors. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for Board service, please visit www.ohiostatealumni.org/ WHOWEARE/Pages/BoardNominatingCommittee.aspx for candidate considerations and application requirements. Submission deadline is Jan. 15, 2010. Questions can be e-mailed to email@example.com. Support students by giving to the Charity Bowl Even though the Rose Bowl is over, the Charity Bowl is in progress, and this year's cause is close to home. Learn how you can support current and future Buckeyes atwww.ohiostatealumni.org/volunteer/donating/Pages/ 2009CharityBowl.aspx. And if you're still looking for a souvenir from the Rose Bowl, you can still order an official game program at www.gametimeprograms.com/rose- bowl.html. Enter the promo code BUCKEYES to receive a $2.95 discount on shipping. Indulge your Italian dreams with an Ohio State Alumni Tour There is still time to reserve your place on our 2010 Portrait of Italy tour. This comprehensive journey showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful scenery. From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast, you'll travel to eternal Rome and then through the Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice. For more details visitwww.ohiostatealumni.org/resources/ travel/2010Tours/Pages/PortraitofItaly.aspx or call the tour office at (614) 292-2372 or toll-free (800) 852-8687. Be part of the tradition: order your official Ohio State ring Reserved exclusively for juniors, seniors, graduate students, professional students, and graduates of the university, the ring is custom-made in your choice of 10k or 14k solid yellow or white gold in either a signet or stone style. Additionally, the stone ring is available in a two-tone style, featuring a solid white gold top with a contrasting solid yellow gold base. Every ring comes with a lifetime warranty and ring-loss protection plan. For more information, contact Balfour at (866) 225-3687 or visitwww.ohiostatealumni.org/youngalumni/OfficialRing/. ACADEMIC NEWS Archie Griffin to be honored with naming gift The ballroom at the new Ohio Union building at Ohio State will be named in honor of Archie Griffin to reflect the wishes of a private donor who has given $2 million to be split evenly between the Alumni Association and the construction of the university’s new Ohio Union. The gift was made to honor Griffin’s achievements as a student athlete as well as the inspiring leadership he has provided to the university throughout his career. In accordance with the donor’s wishes, his/her name is not being announced.www.osu.edu/news/ newsitem2683 Ohio State leads country in AAAS Fellows named Seventeen faculty and staff at Ohio State have been named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the largest group chosen from any single university in the country to receive this honor. The list of 531 researchers, scientists, and scholars receiving this designation was published in the current issue of the journalScience. AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific organization and is the publisher of Science. http:// oncampus.osu.edu/2010/01/ohio-state-leads-country-in-aaas-fellows-named/ Strickland appoints Lissner to statewide panel Scott Lissner, Americans With Disabilities Act Coordinator at Ohio State, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Governor’s Council on People with Disabilities. The 21-member council was created in 1982 to advise the governor and general assembly on disability issues affecting the lives of more than 1.9 million Ohioans with disabilities. In addition to informing state policy, the Governor’s Council promotes equality, access, employment and independence for individuals with disabilities through local, state and national partnerships. http://oncampus.osu.edu/2010/01/strickland-appoints-lissner/ RESEARCH NEWS Small rise in consumer debt stress not worrying, economist says Consumers—especially women—felt slightly more stress concerning their debt during December, but the increase was relatively small considering their holiday shopping sprees, a new survey suggests. The Consumer Debt Stress Index was up less than two percent in December, to 119.8 from its November value of 118.0. “Given the increased holiday spending by American consumers, the relatively small rise in consumer stress is not too worrying,” said Lucia Dunn, professor of economics at Ohio State and one of the leaders of the DSI. www.osu.edu/news/newsitem2675 In all the galaxy, just 15 percent of solar systems are like ours In their quest to find solar systems analogous to ours, astronomers have determined how common our solar system is. They’ve concluded that about 15 percent of stars in the galaxy host systems of planets like our own, with several gas giant planets in the outer part of the solar system. The find comes from a worldwide collaboration headquartered at Ohio State called the Microlensing Follow-Up Network (MicroFUN), which searches the sky for extrasolar planets. http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/planetrare.htm Yoga reduces cytokine levels known to promote inflammation Regularly practicing yoga exercises may lower a number of compounds in the blood and reduce the level of inflammation that normally rises because of both normal aging and stress, a new study has shown. The study, done by Ohio State researchers and just reported in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, showed that women who routinely practiced yoga had lower amounts of the cytokine interleukin-6 (IL-6) in their blood. http:// researchnews.osu.edu/archive/yogastress.htm ATHLETIC NEWS Football: Ohio State-Marshall game set for Thursday, Sept. 2 The 2010 season football opener between Ohio State and Marshall will be Thursday evening, Sept. 2, at Ohio Stadium in Columbus. Kickoff time and television plans will be announced at a later date. "This change to a Thursday night opener offers a number of positives for Ohio State," Ohio State associate vice-president and director of athletics Gene Smith explained. "Summer quarter classes end the week before, so there will be minimal campus impact on students, faculty, and staff that day."www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ViewArticle.dbml? DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=204868764 Buckeyes connect with youth through Project Mentor After final exams were completed, many students at Ohio State left Columbus and started their winter break. But not everyone was able to leave, especially those student-athletes who continued to train and compete leading up to the holidays. While it was an opportunity for them to focus on their sports, the Buckeyes also took advantage of their open schedules by participating in Project Mentor, a program run through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio. www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ViewArticle.dbml? DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=204868719 Wrestling: No. 3 Buckeyes finish third at National Duals with 26-12 win over no. 5 Minnesota Behind six wins, the No. 3 Ohio State wrestling team (11-1) finished third in the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals after defeating No. 5 Minnesota, 26-12, at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa. The Buckeyes rebounded nicely from a semifinal loss to No. 2 Iowa State earlier in the day to return to double-digit scoring. Furthermore, aside from just the seven points it allowed against No. 15 Arizona State in the opening round of the National Duals, Ohio State gave up only 12 points to the Gophers.www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ ViewArticle.dbml? 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