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Ohio State News Tips 11/2/12

“Vet for Pets” 5K benefits central Ohio pets and veterinary students – Nov. 4.
The seventh annual "Vets for Pets" 5K run/walk (with or without dogs) will take place at 10 a.m. on Sunday, November 4, at the College of Veterinary Medicine Academic Building, 1900 Coffey Rd.

Race participants often bring dogs to walk along the race route. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Classes of 2014 and Friends of the Shelter, which serves the Franklin County Animal Shelter.
Advance registration is $25. Same-day on-site registration is $30 and begins at 8:30 a.m. Free parking is available. SEE: http://www.active.com/5k-race/columbus-oh/vets-for-pets-5k-run-walk-2012

Ohio State to host local high school students as part of Governor’s Road to Readiness program – Nov. 7. The Ohio State University is one of 27 Columbus area employers who will host high school juniors as part of the Governor’s Road to Readiness Program. The initiative is a pilot program that places Columbus City Schools students with Columbus employers on Nov. 7 and 8. The goal of the program is to introduce the students to the requirements of professions and industries to help them prepare to join the workforce of the 21st century, and also to see that very real and tangible options come alive if they stay in school.

Students from Columbus’ Downtown High School will come to campus on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for a morning that includes a campus tour and shadowing university staff. Students arrive on campus at 10 a.m., and after a welcome from Kathleen McCutcheon, vice president for human resources, will go to their various work sites for mentoring. CONTACT: Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385.

Lecturer discusses the search for extraterrestrial intelligence – Nov. 7. Ohio State’s Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics presents a lecture by Jill Tarter on a subject she knows well: SETI--Five Decades of Progress in the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence, at 8 p.m. Wednesday November 7 in 1000 McPherson Lab, 140 W. 18th Ave. Presenting the Sixth Annual R. Jack and Forest Lynn Biard Cosmology and Astrophysics, Tarter is the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. Tarter’s work has been widely acclaimed; she has received two Public Service Medals from NASA and was portrayed by Jodie Foster in the movie Contact. CONTACT: Lisa Colarosa (614) 292-0810, colarosa.5@asc.ohio-state.edu.

Wexner Prize Conversation: Annie Leibovitz and Jann S. Wenner - Nov. 9. Renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz, whose work is on view at the Wexner Center in a major exhibition, returns this weekend to receive the 14th Wexner Prize, given to an artist whose achievements reflect bold originality, innovation, and creative excellence. On Friday at 5:30 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium, the artist will participate in a public conversation with Jann S. Wenner, founder, editor, and publisher of Rolling Stone magazine. On Saturday evening, she will receive the Prize in a private ceremony. More on the public conversation: http://www.wexarts.org/ed/index.php?eventid=6709.
More on the Wexner Prize: http://www.wexarts.org/about/wexner_prize/ CONTACT: Karen Simonian, ksimonian@wexarts.org or (614) 292-9923.

Carrier Classic and Veterans Day: Ohio State alumni clubs across U.S. to recognize America's veterans by hosting a community service project – Nov. 9. Ohio State alumni clubs and societies will be hosting game-watch parties for the men’s basketball season opener onboard the USS Yorktown, which begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9.
When the Buckeyes take on Marquette University in the Carrier Classic, the Ohio State University Alumni Association is asking each alumni group to sponsor efforts to support members of the military, veterans, and their families.
In addition to the local chapter events, the Alumni Association will host a game-watch party at Longaberger Alumni House, with funds being raised to benefit the Veterans House on campus.
CONTACT: Jay Hansen, Ohio State Alumni Association, 614-292-9311,hansen.208@osu.edu