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Ohio State University News Tips 11/21/14

Ohio State celebrates “Beat Michigan Week” – through Nov. 29.Beat Michigan Week celebrates the spirit of the Buckeyes and the rivalry between The Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. The week will kick off with the 13th Annual Beat Michigan 5K at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, outside Kottman Hall, 2021 Coffey Road. Other events include:

  • Scarlet the Streets: Students living off campus are encouraged to show their school spirit and decorate their residences. The winners will be announced at the Beat Michigan Pep Rally.
  • Beat Michigan Craft Night: Students will make Buckeye necklaces and other crafts from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 23, in the Ohio Union, West Ballroom, 1739 N. High St.
  • Beat Michigan Pep Rally: Student athletes, cheerleaders and the Ohio State Marching Band will lead the rally from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 24, in the Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom, 1739 N. High St.
  • Blood Battle: Since 1982, Ohio State and Michigan have battled to take top honors in donating blood. The competition includes 57 blood drives throughout this month.
  • Battle Against Hunger: The Battle Against Hunger is a month-long event aimed at creating awareness of issues surrounding food insecurity. Food drives are being conducted at Ohio State and Michigan to determine the winner.

CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, Office of Student Life,614-292-8424 or Isaacs.84@osu.edu.SEE: http://beatmichigan.osu.edu/.

Ohio State holds one of the largest Thanksgiving dinners on a college campus – Nov. 27.One of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus will be hosted by Ohio State on Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. The annual event will be held for an estimated 1,600 guests – students, faculty and staff, along with their families – who are unable to travel to their own homes for the holiday. Dinner will be served at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. The traditional dinner will include 650 pounds of turkey, 30 gallons of gravy, 432 pounds each of green beans and corn, 320 pounds of corn bread and 2,000 slices of pie. Nearly 200 volunteers from throughout the university community will help serve guests. CONTACT: Maureen Miller, Office of International Affairs, 614-307-0062 or miller.4468@osu.edu. SEE: http://odi.osu.edu/events/annual-thanksgiving-dinner.html.

Coping with the Holidays. The onset of the holiday season can be particularly difficult for military families. Faculty experts in the College of Social Work are available to discuss how families can cope with the absence of loved ones. CONTACT: Frankie Jones-Harris, College of Social Work, 614-292-3540 or Jones-Harris.1@osu.edu.

The person listed as the CONTACT will have the most current information about the story. Call on our media relations staff for help with any Ohio State story: Jane Carroll, 614-292-5220 or carroll.296@osu.edu; Liz Cook, 614-292-7276 or cook.17@osu.edu; Gary Lewis, 614-688-2048 or lewis.330@osu.edu; or Amy Murray, 614-292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu.