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Story Ideas for Media 4/3/12


Five Ohio State professors named to The Princeton Review’s “The Best 300 Professors.” Five Ohio State professors are listed among the nation’s best 300 in a new book about the country’s top undergraduate professors. Published today, The Best 300 Professors profiles outstanding professors at 122 colleges. All of the professors won high praise from their most important audiences: the undergraduate students they teach and inspire, in fields that range from Ancient Studies to Neuroscience to Sport Management.
To select the top 300 professors, The Princeton Review teamed up with RateMyProfessors.com – a college professor ratings site in the U.S.
The five Ohio State professors named to the list are, Paul Clingan, lecturer, Engineering Education Innovation Center; Lisa Cravens-Brown, Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology; Joe Irvine, Instructor, Business Law; Elizabeth Renker, English; and Douglass Schumacher, Physics. SEE: http://www.princetonreview.com/best-professors/


Warren Moon is keynote speaker for Todd Bell luncheon – April 5.
NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon will be the keynote speaker for the seventh annual Todd A. Bell Lecture Series and Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday (4/5) at the Columbus Convention Center, Battelle South, 400 N. High St.
Ohio State men’s basketball color analyst Ronnie Stokes will host the event which honors the legacy of Todd Bell, a former Ohio State and NFL football standout, and university administrator with the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Proceeds will support the Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at Ohio State, which provides specialized support services to improve the academic performance, graduation rates and professional development of male undergraduate students. CONTACT: Edie Waugh at waugh.2@osu.edu.

Does Treating Mental Illness with Psychiatric Drugs Help or Hurt? - April 4 A workshop sponsored by the OSU College of Social Work will address this controversial issue from 6 – 8 p.m., on Wednesday (4/4) in 100 Stillman Hall, 1947 N. College Rd. Mental illness has reached epidemic levels in North America. Is the drug-based paradigm of care fueling this modern day plague? What are the long-term effects of psychiatric drug use? The acclaimed medical journalist Robert Whitaker documents the astonishing rise of mental illness—a looming public health crisis—and calls for a dramatic change in treatment in order to help people get well and stay well. This informative, provocative event is free. CONTACT: Frankie Jones-Harris, Communications Director, at (614) 292-3540, 614/330-2206, or jones-harris.1@osu.edu.

Ohio State University Trustees to meet April 5-6. The Ohio State University Board of Trustees and its committees will meet Thursday and Friday (4/5-6) at Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd.
On Thursday morning (4/5), the board will meet at the Technology Commercialization and Knowledge Transfer Center, 1524 N. High St. Trustees will meet in executive session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
The remainder of the Thursday schedule includes meetings (at Longaberger) of the Audit and Compliance and Advancement committees from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; the Medical Affairs and Physical Environment committees from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m.; and meetings of the Finance and Academic Affairs and Student Life committees from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Trustees will gather for dinner at 7 p.m.
On Friday (4/6), the Agricultural Affairs Committee will meet from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The formal board meeting begins at 9:15 a.m. CONTACT: Shelly Hoffman, (614) 247-4748.

Hunger doesn't take a spring break - April 9-13. – Ohio State Social Work students volunteer to serve lunch to hungry kids – April 9-13. Spring break may be a welcomed respite for school-aged kids, but it may also place an extra burden on families already struggling to make ends meet. During spring break, many kids miss out on the free- and reduced-price lunch programs at school – and their families may not be able to budget for the additional expense of lunch while they're home. To remedy the situation, students at Ohio State's College of Social Work are volunteering for a project that provides free lunches to kids during the week of April 9-13 at the city's Barnett Recreation Center. For more information about the project or to talk to a student about why they’re volunteering, CONTACT: Frankie Jones-Harris,(614) 292-3540, 614/330-2206, or jones-harris.1@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: Liz Cook, (614) 292-7276 or cook.17@osu.edu; Shelly Hoffman, (614) 247-4748 or hoffman.511@osu.edu; Jim Lynch, (614) 247-4110 or lynch.270@osu.edu; or Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385 or murray-goedde.1@osu.edu