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Story Ideas for Media 4/4/11


Students invited to submit artwork for display on campus busses. A new cultural arts program is partnering with Ohio State’s Transportation and Parking Services to put student artwork in the window of a campus bus, bus stops, and shown at the OSU Urban Arts Space. Students are invited to submit their digitized artwork to the project between April 1 and May 18th. Selected pieces will be installed, creating Ohio’s first moving art gallery. CABS riders will also be able to take a tour of campus art with special campus maps that highlight the public art on campus. The pieces will also be on display at the university Urban Arts Space in downtown Columbus. CONTACT: Benjamin Kent, ohartcommunity@gmail.com SEE: http://ohartcommunity.wordpress.com/


Ohio State study: Women's body image based more on others' opinions than their own weight. Women's appreciation of their bodies is only indirectly connected to their body mass index (BMI), a common health measure of weight relative to height, according to recent research.
Tracy Tylka, associate professor of psychology at Ohio State University, is senior author of the study, which suggests the most powerful influence on women's appreciation of their bodies is how they believe important others view them. On the flip side, the more women are able to focus on the inner workings of their body - or how their bodies function and feel - rather than how they appear to others, the more they will appreciate their own bodies.
"Women who focus more on how their bodies function and less on how they appear to others are going to have a healthier, more positive body image and a tendency to eat according to their bodies' needs rather than according to what society dictates," said Tylka. CONTACT: Emily Caldwell, (614) 292-8310. SEE: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/intuitive.htm


Ohio State and Columbus State to announce partnership to make transferring easier – April 5. The presidents of Columbus State Community College and Ohio State University will make a joint announcement of a new access initiative on Tuesday (4/5). The Preferred Pathway Program will guarantee a path to an Ohio State baccalaureate degree for qualified students transferring from Columbus State.
Presidents David Harrison and E. Gordon Gee will discuss the plan, which launches in autumn 2011, in a news conference at 3 p.m. on Tuesday (4/5) at the Columbus State Conference Center, located on the 4th floor of the Center for Workforce Development, 315 Cleveland Ave. CONTACT: Amy Murray, (614) 292-8385 or David Wayne, (614) 287-2161.

Ohio State University Trustees to meet – April 7-8. The Ohio State University Board of Trustees and its committees will meet Thursday and Friday (4/7-8) at the Longaberger Alumni House, 2200 Olentangy River Rd.
The schedule includes meetings on Thursday (4/7) of the Agricultural Affairs Committee from 7:30 to 9 a.m.; the Audit and Compliance and Trusteeship committees from 12:30 to 2 p.m.; the Medical Affairs and Physical Environment committees from 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.; and meetings of the Finance and Academic Affairs and Student Life committees from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Trustees will meet in executive session from 9 a.m. to noon, and meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m.
On Friday (4/8), the board will have a breakfast meeting with David Freel, former executive director of the Ohio Ethics Commission from 7:30 to 9 a.m. The formal board meeting begins at 9 a.m. CONTACT: Shelly Hoffman, (614) 247-4748. SEE: http://www.osu.edu/news/newsitem3085

Ohio State hosts competition testing student knowledge of Chinese language and culture – April 9. Two Ohio State graduate students from the Chinese Flagship Program will compete in the Ohio Regional Chinese Bridge Competition on at 10 a.m. on Saturday (4/9) in 131 Hitchcock Hall, 2070 Neil Ave.
The Chinese Bridge Competition is a Chinese language competition for foreign college students that test their Chinese proficiency and understanding of Chinese culture through performance. Thirty students from 10 Ohio universities will be vying for the chance to move on to the New York semi-finals, and then to the world finals held in Changsha, China this summer. Since 2004 Ohio State has recorded eight top three finishes in the world finals, which is unmatched by any other college or university. CONTACT: Maureen Miller at (614) 247-2462 or miller.4468@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