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WELCOME TO OSUToday, the latest news and information for faculty and staff of The Ohio State University for Friday, Oct. 7. The deadline for submissions is noon the prior business day.

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Don't miss the final two performances (Fri, Oct 7 and Sat, Oct 8) of The Builders Association's HOUSE / DIVIDED at 8 p.m. at Thurber Theatre at Drake Center. See this dazzling multimedia theater show—before it goes to New York. Find out more about HOUSE/ DIVIDED and its development in this video and get your tickets now.

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GE Capital pledges $10M for new Fisher College center of excellence

GE Capital, the financial services arm of General Electric Co., has pledged $10 million over five years to the Fisher College of Business to provide research grants on middle-market U.S. businesses. The grants will be administered through Fisher's new National Middle Market Center, and other schools that have good ideas and approaches will be able to apply for funding. In addition, business resources and peer-to-peer networking will be available. Middle-market companies are defined as those with $10 million to $1 billion in revenue, and until now detailed research on that segment has been hard to come by. The GE-Ohio State partnership grew out of the initial research GE Capital funded for a nine-month middle-market study, which was presented at the recent National Middle Market Summit at Fisher.
-- > Read more: http://fisher.osu.edu/newsroom/?folder=65&news=2828


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 IMPACT – Immigration Projects: Art, Culture, and Tradition is the inaugural exhibition in Ohio State's Swing Space Gallery, 1556 N. High St. The show, Oct. 6-27, contains works by artists and writers addressing their immigration experiences. Special events on opening day 4-8 p.m.; reception Oct. 21. The show is part of a series of exhibitions and events in conjunction with the Center on Ethics and Human Values' Conversation on Immigration, and the conference Immigration: What's at Stake? Oct. 20-21.
-- > See the Arts and Sciences website >


Cartoon library featured artist known by his work, not by name

 People may not know illustrator Roy Doty by name, but when they see his work, says Jenny Robb, curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, "they realize, 'Oh yeah, I know who that is!'" A collection of Doty's works are on display at the Museum through Jan. 6. Read more about the exhibit in the latest issue of onCampus.


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-- > Contact: 292-3067
-- > Read more: http://www.alumnihouseevents.org


Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture Series features Sheryl WuDunn

The John Glenn School of Public Affairs is presenting the Barbara K. Fergus Women in Leadership Lecture Series featuring Sheryl WuDunn, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide. The enlightening conversation will be on why the education and empowerment of women around the globe has a profound impact on our own nation. The event will take place on Monday (11/14) at 4 p.m. in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. Registration is required for this free event, and seating is limited to a first-come first-serve basis.
-- > For more information and to register: http://glenn.osu.edu/fergus or 688-3206, ext. 2


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Get a bargain on an array of used outdoor equipment, including mountain bikes, camping stoves, lanterns, sleeping bags, tents, and more at the Department of Recreational Sports' Outdoor Adventure Center Sidewalk Sale from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday (10/8). The OAC is located in the Adventure Recreation Center at 855 Woody Hayes Drive. Shop early for the best bargains.
-- > Read more: http://recsports.osu.edu


Students to represent Ohio State at sustainability conference

Ohio State will send its first student delegation to the AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa., on October 9. This annual three-day conference, which includes a Student Summit, will allow students to collaborate on projects, share best practices, learn about new and innovative initiatives, and develop solutions to climate change. Detailed information on the AASHE 2011 Conference & Expo can be found at www.aashe.org/conference. Contact Corey Hawkey hawkey.13@osu.edu or Kai Landis landis.81@osu.edu.

BMV asks Ohioans to register emergency contact

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles is asking all Buckeyes to register an emergency contact person on its website. Through the Next of Kin Emergency Contact Information Program, Ohioans who are involved in an accident or emergency in which they are unable to communicate with law enforcement or emergency medical responders can identify a person who can be notified.
-- > To register: http://go.osu.edu/GA3

Distinguished Service Award call for nominations; Nov. 18 deadline

Nominations are being accepted through Friday (11/18) for the university's Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes individuals who have rendered exceptional service to the university. Nominees may include those who have served in academic or administrative positions at the university, as well as alumni and other non-university individuals. No faculty or staff member is recognized until at least one year after retirement.
-- > Contact: Dana Booth, University Foundation, 688-4501 or mailto:booth.52@osu.edu.
-- > Read more: http://www.osu.edu/universityawards/dsa/nomination-info.html

Traffic/parking alert

Traffic alert: Special events on Oct. 9

On Sunday (10/9), Ohio State will host several large charity walks on campus. Autism Speaks is anticipating more than 18,000 people to attend its event at the Schottenstein Center from 8:30 a.m.-noon. The walk's participants have been directed to exit 315 at Ackerman and follow traffic direction to the Schottenstein Center parking lots. The event will take place in the Schottenstein Center and surrounding parking lots.

The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation is anticipating more than 5,000 at its annual Walk to Cure Diabetes from 10:30 am-noon. Those participants should exit 315 North at Med Center Drive and 315 South at Kinnear and follow traffic direction to Cannon and park in the stadium lots. The event will start at Ohio Stadium, head east on Woodruff, south on College Avenue to the main Oval, cut across the Oval to the South Oval and Mirror Lake, turn north on Neil in front of the library, and west on 17th past the RPAC and back to the south end of the Stadium.

-- > For traffic-related questions: OSU Police Capt. Eric Whiteside, 292-8093 or mailto:whiteside.6@osu.edu

Events today

Native American songstress, poet is diversity lecturer

The President and Provost's Diversity Lecture & Cultural Arts Series is hosting "An Evening With Joy Harjo: Poetry and Music,"at8 p.m. today (10/7) in the U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union. Joy Harjo's seven books of poetry have garnered many awards. She has released four award-winning CDs of original music and in 2009 won a Native American Music Award (NAMMY) for Best Female Artist of the Year. She has received a Rasmusson U.S. Artists Fellowship and is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation. Her performance is part of the Society of American Indians Centennial Symposium.
-- > Contact: mailto:waugh.2@osu.edu or 688-3638.

Procter & Gamble's chairman/CEO to speak at Ohio Union

Robert A. McDonald, chairman of the board, president and CEO of Procter & Gamble, will speak at 4 p.m. today (10/7) in the U.S. Bank Theater of the Ohio Union. His talk, "Touching Lives, Improving Life," centers on P&G's incorporation of social responsibility as part of its corporate mission. President E. Gordon Gee will introduce McDonald, whose company bio can be found at http://go.osu.edu/GAw.

ICS inaugurates "Cultures in Contact" lecture series

The Institute for Chinese Studies will inaugurate its "Cultures in Contact" lecture series with Dr. Guoqing Li, professor of University Libraries at Ohio State. Li will present "Revisiting History: Personal Experiences in China Centuries Ago" at 1:30 p.m. today (10/7) in 0062 Hagerty Hall. The imperial China, or "mystic flowery land" as it was described by western travelers centuries ago, had to open its doors to the world under the force of western powers in 1842. Thus began a painful evolution into the new Republic of China, established exactly 100 years ago in 1911.
-- > Read more: http://go.osu.edu/GAz

Upcoming events

Urban Monthly Mix Exchange: Strange/abrupt songs

Visit the OSU Urban Arts Space on Thursday (10/13) from 7-8 p.m. to celebrate eccentricity and the unexpected through dissonant sounds. Bring a CD mix with strange songs and/or songs with abrupt changes. Cookies served. Free and open to all.
-- > Read more: http://uas.osu.edu/program/urban-monthly-mix-exchange-6

Register now for Ohio State's Parent & Family Weekend 2011

Register for Ohio State's Parent & Family Weekend 2011, scheduled for Friday (10/14) through Sunday (10/16). The weekend will feature fun and educational activities including receptions, lunches, behind-the-scenes tours including Ohio Stadium, a Beat the Illini Tailgate Bash, a special conversation with President Gee and the annual Parent Lecture Series featuring Mark Sullivan, director of the United States Secret Service. Plan to attend a special reception just for employees whose students have chosen to attend Ohio State that will be hosted in Ohio Stadium. Space is limited in some activities.
-- > Register: http://parent.osu.edu
-- > Contact: Parent and Family Relations Office at mailto:parentandfamily@osu.edu or 292-9153.

Miscellaneous

Bulletin board digests keep you up to date

With the onCampus Bulletin Board's "Digests" feature, you can find out right away when someone posts a car for sale, is in the market for that exercise equipment you have stored in your basement or is looking for a ride to work. Simply log on to oncampus.osu.edu/bulletinboard and click on the "Digests" tab to set up your preferences, and you'll receive a daily or weekly summary of every new post.

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