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Story Ideas for Media 11/22/10


Wexner Center launches free iPhone app. In a continuing effort to harness new media and provide information on a wide variety of platforms, the Wexner Center has launched an iPhone (and iPod Touch) app to offer iPhone users a one-stop information resource. This newly designed application includes the Wexner Center’s calendar of events across programming areas as well as visitor information, social media functionality, and Wexner Center video and audio content. The Wex app is downloadable for free at iTunes, the iPhone App Store, or via the following direct link: go.osu.edu/BEy
The app was developed in-house at the Wexner Center primarily by Alex Ford, a 22-year-old former student employee at the Wexner Center and a recent graduate of the Ohio State’s Department of Industrial, Interior and Visual Communication Design. SEE: http://wexarts.org/wexblog/?p=4763


Calendar note – In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Ohio State is closed and classes are cancelled on Thursday and Friday (11/25-26).

Ohio State celebrates “Beat Michigan Week” – through Nov. 27. Ohio State celebrates school spirit and engages in some friendly competitions with the University of Michigan to commemorate Beat Michigan Week 2010. This year, the two teams will compete in the 107th game in this historic rivalry.
Throughout the week, students from both schools donate blood in the Annual Red Cross Blood Battle and also collect canned goods and blue clothing to donate.
Featured events include the “Bring Back Tradition” banner contest, the Beat Michigan Pep Rally today (11/22), the “Lose the Blue” clothing drive, and the Buckeye Battle Cry Brunch on Saturday (11/27). SEE: www.beatmichigan.osu.edu/.

Thanksgiving Dinner to be held at Ohio State – Nov. 25. One of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus will be hosted by The Ohio State University on Thursday (11/25) at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. The event, coordinated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of International Affairs will feed an estimated 2,000 guests – students, faculty and staff, along with their families – who are unable to travel to their own homes for the holiday. Ohio State chefs will prepare 120 turkeys, 1,026 pounds of sweet potatoes, 432 pounds of green beans and corn, and prepare 180 apple and pumpkin pies. Close to 200 volunteers from throughout the university community will assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner. CONTACT: Larry Williamson at (614) 292-0074 or Williamson.1@osu.edu or Maureen Miller at (614) 307-0062 or miller.4468@osu.edu

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