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Ohio State University News Tips 2/19/16

Taste of OSU 2016 delivers international cuisine and cultural performances – Feb. 19. The Office of International Affairs, Office of Student Life’s Dining Services chefs and more than 30 Ohio State student organizations are preparing an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances at Taste of OSU on Friday, Feb. 19 from 5 – 9 p.m. 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 25 student groups will present musical and dance performances. CONTACT: Maureen Miller at 614-307-0062, miller.4468@osu.edu.

8th Annual Historical Lecture Series – Feb. 23. The featured speaker will be Walter Beach III, who served as special assistant to Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes, as well as a member of the Browns football team that won the 1964 World Championship. The talk will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 6 p.m. in theMLK Lounge, Hale Hall, The Ohio State University, 154 W. 12th Ave. SEE: http://odi.osu.edu/events/8th-annual-historical-lecture-series.html. CONTACT: Robert Bennett III at 614-688-3638 or bennett.460@osu.edu.

Dr. C.T. Vivian is featured speaker for Ohio State’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration – Feb. 24. Dr. C.T. Vivian is best known for his work with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was national director of affiliates and strategist for every Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C.) organization. He will speak Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016 at 6:50 p.m. at the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room, 1739 N. High St. Ohio State’s African American Voices gospel choir will also participate. SEE: http://odi.osu.edu/events/mlk-celebration-2016.html CONTACT: Larry Williamson, Jr. at 614-292-0074 or williamson.1@osu.edu.

Panel discussion looks at “pay to play” in Ohio secondary schools – Feb. 26. Ohio State’s Sports and Society Initiative presents “Pay to Play: Who’s In, Who’s Out and How Much? From 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 26 in 140 Pfahl Hall, 280 W. Woodruff Ave. Panelists will discuss the controversial practice of charging fees to students to participate in extra-curricular activities. On one hand, the Pay to Play phenomenon brings in much needed revenue to schools, but it also places a financial burden on many Ohio families. Panelists include Ohio Secretary of State John Husted, Ohio State Sen. Cliff Hite, University of Findlay Professor of Business Scott Grant, Ohio University Professor of Sports Administration B. David Ridpath and Ohio High School Athletic Association Assistant Commissioner Jerry Snodgrass. Ohio State University Economics Professor Lucia Dunn, co-director of the Sports and Society Initiative, will moderate. CONTACT: Jenifer Rasor, rasor.3@osu.edu / (614) 292-7689. SEE: http://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news-events/events/pay-play-who-s-who-s-out-and-how-much.