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News and information for the Student Life family of The Ohio State University, distributed every other Friday. Submit material by noon Tuesday to Dave Isaacs (.84)

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Buckeye Alert

If your cell phone number is already in Employee Self Service (for faculty/staff) or BuckeyeLink (for students), then you are automatically registered for the Buckeye Alert text messaging system. Faculty, staff and students have the ability to register up to two additional cell phone numbers to receive text message notifications. These additional phone numbers can belong to parents, spouses or anyone else they wish to include in the text message notifications. More information, and how to add/update your cell phone number, is online.

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Day in the Life

Student Life’s Social Change is currently accepting Student Host applications for the 5th Annual A Day in the Life of a Buckeye program, that will take place on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.

This program offers a one-on-one experience for inner-city and Appalachian area high school students to experience life at The Ohio State University, and college in general, for a day. The program’s main goal is to inspire these students to take the next step in their lives by applying to and attending college, while giving them a glimpse into the collegiate experience.

Any Ohio State student can apply online.  

Contact: DaVonti' Haynes (, LeRoy Ricksy ( or Commodore Williams (


LUNA-Light Up the North Area with drawing of stars, trees and lampposts


Join the Ohio State community in celebrating the holiday season with LUNA, Light Up the North Area, on Wednesday, December 7. Organized by Ohio Staters, Inc., the event will feature an outdoor lighting ceremony in Town Square adjacent to the North Recreation Center. The ceremony will include a guest speaker and performances by several student groups. Attendees will then assemble along the tree lined walk and join in a candlelit rendition of Carmen Ohio. The evening will conclude with the inaugural lighting of North Area. Arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy refreshments with the ceremony beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Anne Montalto at

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