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Story Ideas for Media 2/9/17

Students dance to support children’s cancer treatment – Feb. 10 and 11. BuckeyeThon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Ohio, is Friday and Saturday, Feb. 10 and 11, at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. BuckeyeThon supports the Hematology/Oncology/BMT department at Nationwide Children’s Hospital through events and activities throughout the year, culminating in the annual dance marathon. Approximately 4,000 dancers will take part in two shifts; 7 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. The amount raised will be revealed at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday.
SEE:http://buckeyethon.osu.edu/. CONTACTS: Dave Isaacs, Office of Student Life, 614-292-8424, Isaacs.84@osu.edu, or BuckeyeThon Director of Marketing and Communications Hannah Staats (staats.42@osu.edu, 937-594-9100).

Onaje X.O. Woodbine is featured speaker for The Ohio State University Bell National Resource Center’s 9th Historical Lecture Series – Feb. 16. Onaje X.O. Woodbine, teacher of philosophy and religious studies at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, will speak at the BNRC’s 9th Annual Historical Lecture Series at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Hale Hall, 154 West 12th Ave. Woodbine’s book, Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball examines basketball as an urban escape, and explores how, in spite of violence, gangs, and issues at home, Boston’s black men seek physical and spiritual grace through basketball. SEE:http://odi.osu.edu/bell-national-resource-center/events/historical-lecture-series/. CONTACT: Robert Bennet III, bennett.460@osu.edu.

Author discusses his book about Lancaster following the closure of Anchor Hocking – Feb. 16. Brian Alexander, author of the new book Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town,will discuss the book from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, in 35 Psychology Building, 1835 Neil Ave. Alexander’s book chronicles the struggles of Lancaster, Ohio, following the closure of the Anchor Hocking Glass Company.
A former contributing editor to Wired magazine, Alexander grew up in Lancaster, with a family history in the glass business. The event is hosted by the Department of Sociology.It is free and open to the public. RSVP required, glasshouseevent.eventbrite.com.SEE:https://artsandsciences.osu.edu/news-events/events/visiting-author-brian-alexander-author-new-book-glass-house-1-economy-and.

Taste of OSU 2017 delivers international cuisine and cultural performances – Feb. 17. The Office of International Affairs, Office of Student Life’s Dining Services chefs and more than 50 Ohio State student organizations are preparing an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances at Taste of OSU on Friday, Feb. 17, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union, 1739 N. High St. Admission is free and tickets to purchase small samplings of international food are available at the door and cost $1 each (cash and BuckID only). SEE: https://oia.osu.edu/news/4529-taste-of-osu-2017.html.