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Ohio State University News Tips 10/7/15

Ohio State celebrates Homecoming – through Oct. 10. Alumni, students, faculty and staff will celebrate Ohio State traditions as Homecoming takes center stage this week.
One of the largest and longest-running traditions is the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on Friday, Oct. 9. Pre-parade festivities start at 5:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. Brutus Buckeye is grand marshall of the parade, which begins at 6 p.m. and heads along Woodruff Avenue and High Street, ending at the Ohio Union with a pep rally. SEE: http://homecoming.osu.edu/
Note: Floats are being built at the southwest corner of Ohio Stadium. Best photo/preview opportunity is Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7 p.m. CONTACT: Student co-chair Jaimee Lombard (Lombard.26@osu.edu, 330-367-7323)

Even college students need recess! In celebration of National Mental Health Awareness Week, the Ohio State Office of Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service is offering “recess” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 8, on the South Oval (across from the Ohio Union). This event will educate the campus community about mental health and wellness through a variety of playful activities. CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, Office of Student Life, 614-292-8424, Isaacs.84@osu.edu

The Center for Human Resource Research celebrates 50th anniversary – Oct. 13. Researchers, faculty and staff of Ohio State’s Center for Human Resource Research (CHRR) will celebrate 50 years as pioneers in the development of survey methodology and as a world leader in groundbreaking social science research from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct.13 on the 11th floor of the Thompson Library, 1858 Neil Ave. Mall. The CHRR has global experience designing and managing research and policy studies:
*50 Years of the National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) – one of the world’s premier data sources for studying employment, health, education and families over time; used by thousands of researchers, policymakers, faculty and students from sociology, economics, psychology and education, to medicine and law.
*The New Immigrant Survey - a multiyear national survey designed to study the experience of new legal permanent residents of the United States.
*Ohio Longitudinal Data Archive (OLDA) - Big Data in an accessible format to give access to state administrative data for education and work force research.
*The Ohio Study – an innovative project designed to examine the impact of multiple social contexts – neighborhood, home, school and peers – on adolescent risk behaviors and mental/physical health outcomes.
*Ohio Health Youth Environments Survey (OHYES!) – a statewide, school-based survey of students grades 7-11 on environmental and risk behaviors that affect youth health and safety. CONTACT: Paula Baker, baker.21@osu.edu, 614-442-7375. http://chrr.osu.edu/.