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Ohio State University News Tips 9/15/14

Buckeye Fever to spread at Farm Science Review; Pseudo epidemic raises awareness of infectious disease outbreaks -- Sept. 16 - 18.  Visitors to the 2014 Farm Science Review can participate in “Buckeye Fever,” an interactive game designed to expand awareness about how infectious diseases spread, sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases program. The game features red wristbands worn by registered players, who can then “infect” others by distributing exposure cards. Registered players are eligible to win a gift basket and gift card. More information: vet.osu.edu, Melissa Weber 614-327-6024.

Sullivant Hall grand reopening includes ribbon cutting, performances and open houses – Sept. 20. On Saturday, Sept. 20, a public grand opening celebration will honor the transformation and renovation of historic Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., at the corner of High St. and 15th Ave. 

The three-story Neo Classical Revival building was completely reconstructed and refigured in a two-year project that included major core and shell infrastructure improvements, creating more visibility and better spaces for students. The end result is a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified building that includes energy-efficient additions.
The celebration will include an afternoon of festivities honoring the building and its residents -- several arts departments and centers.
Events include:
• 12:30 p.m. -- A grand ribbon cutting and remarks from leaders from The Ohio State University, celebrating the opening of the transformed Sullivant Hall and honoring major donors Lawrence and Isabel Barnett and their family.
• 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Sullivant’s Travels, a site-specific promenade performance work by world-renowned director/choreographer Stephan Koplowitz, which serves as the centerpiece for the grand opening. The show features 11 simultaneous performance elements and a cast of more than 35 dancers and 50 vocalists.
• 1 to 5 p.m. – Open houses in the building’s resident units: Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD); Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy; Department of Dance; Lawrence and Isabel Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise. In addition, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum will be open. CONTACT: Victoria Ellwood, ellwood.1@osu.edu. SEE:http://go.osu.edu/sullivant.

Gates Millennium-HSF Bridge Builders Forum – Sept. 20. The 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars Bridge Builders Forum is a day-long (8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.) interactive event designed to provide Ohio’s underrepresented youth and parents the tools and motivation to complete high school and attend college. The program will help participants understand how to apply to college, learn about ways to pay for college and what to expect as college students. In addition, representatives from the Gates Millennium Scholars Program Scholarship (GMS) will be on hand to discuss the application process for the GMS Scholarship, which provides eligible students the opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in the discipline of their choice and continue through to a doctoral degree in seven GMS funded fields. SEE: http://odi.osu.edu/bridgebuilders. CONTACT: Maria Sanchez at 614-292-8237 or sanchez.789@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.