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Ohio State University Story Ideas for Media 8/7/15

Ohio State to award 1,700 degrees at summer commencement – Aug. 9. Bruce McPheron, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, will address graduates as the speaker for the summer 2015 commencement. Approximately 1,700 degrees will be awarded during the ceremony, which begins at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9, in the Schottenstein Center.
Also during the ceremony, the university will award the Distinguished Service Award to Stephanie Hightower, president and CEO of the Columbus Urban League and one of the university’s greatest student-athletes. CONTACT: Amy Murray, 614-292-8385, murray-goedde.1@osu.edu.

Carnival will provide school supplies at Linden Rec Center – Aug. 11. Ohio State’s Office of Student Life’s department of Social Change is sponsoring a Carnival at the Linden Recreation Center (1254 Briarwood Ave.) from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11. Up to 80 young people from the neighborhood are expected. In addition to carnival games, Student Life Social Change will be handing out school supplies including backpacks, pens, pencils and other items to those attending. CONTACT: Dave Isaacs, Isaccs.84@osu.edu, 614-292-8424.

Contact: Dave Isaacs, Isaacs.84@osu.edu, 614-292-8424.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: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.