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Ohio State University News Tips - 02/09/15

Orton Hall bells turn 100 – Feb. 11. Ohio Staters, Inc. will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Orton Hall bells from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at Orton Hall, 155 S. Oval Drive. 
Ohio Staters is a student, faculty and staff service organization committed to enhancing Ohio State through projects.
The bells that chime in Orton Hall were delivered as a gift of the classes of 1906-11 and 1913-14. The bells, one of the university’s great traditions, were originally played manually, but have been engineered over the years to automatically chime every quarter-hour.
At 5:45 p.m. President Drake will deliver remarks during a ceremony recognizing those who used to play the bells by hand.
CONTACTS: Nicole Parke, Ohio Staters, Inc., parke.19@osu.edu, or Dave Isaacs, Office of Student Life, Isaacs.84@osu.edu, 614-292-8424.

Challenges facing historically black colleges and universities – Feb. 11. U.S. Department of Education senior director Leonard Haynes III will return to his alma mater to present “Perspectives on the Status of HBCUs in American Higher Education” at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 11 in the Ohio Union Performance Hall, 1739 N. High St. Haynes, former director of the White House Initiative on HBCUs, now is leading federal efforts to provide higher education to all underrepresented groups. Haynes, who earned a PhD in educational administration from Ohio State, also holds an honorary degree from the university. CONTACT: Sean Thompson, thompson.1355@osu.edu SEE: http://go.osu.edu/hbcustatus

Taste of OSU 2015 delivers international cuisine and cultural performances – Feb. 13. The Office of International Affairs, Office of Student Life Dining Services chefs and more than 30 Ohio State student organizations present an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances at Taste of OSU from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. Tickets to purchase small samplings of international food are available at the door and cost $1 each (Cash and BuckID only). International students will share cuisine from their home countries and more than 20 student groups will present musical and dance performances. CONTACT: Maureen Miller at 614-307-0062, miller.4468@osu.edu. SEE: http://oia.osu.edu/taste-of-osu/3717-taste-of-osu-2015-delivers-international-fare.html.

Meet Captain Montalván and his dog, Tuesday – Feb. 17. Former U.S. Army Captain and The New York Times bestselling author Luis Carlos Montalván and his service dog, Tuesday, will present the inspirational memoir, "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him," from 5:45 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 at the Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center Auditorium, 601 Vernon Tharp Street. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion highlighting recovery from Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Throughout his 17-year service in the U.S Army, Capt. Montalván received numerous awards including two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, the Army Commendation Badge for Valor and the Combat Action Badge. "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him" shares how his highly trained service dog, Tuesday, began to build a bridge of trust and recovery following the physical and psychological wounds of war. 
SEE: https://vet.osu.edu/cvm/meet-captain-montalv%C3%A1n-and-dog-tuesday

David Thomas Performance Talk – Feb. 27. David Thomas, leading voice of the Cleveland underground music scene and co-founder of legendary bands Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu, will give a performance talk at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27 in Room 180, Hagerty Hall, 1775 College Road. The event is free and open to all. No RSVP required. No reserved seating. Sponsored by Center for Folklore Studies and Smog Veil Records. SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/events/david-thomas-performance-talk. CONTACT: Cassie Patterson, Patterson.493@osu.edu

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