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ThanksgivingThe Ohio State University will host one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus on Thursday, November 23, 2017 in the Ohio Union. An estimated 1,600 guests will attend the dinner, including students, faculty and staff, along with their families, who are unable to travel home for the holiday. Joining them will be many volunteers throughout the university community to assist in serving the traditional turkey dinner.

Seatings for the dinner will take place at 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., and all guests must have a ticket to enter. Tickets are free and will be available starting Monday, November 13 at 140 Enarson Classroom Building, the Hale Black Cultural Center and the Ohio Union Information Center.

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2018 Community Engagement Conference Call for Proposals Proposals are now being accepted for Ohio State’s inaugural Community Engagement Conference, taking place January 24-25, 2018 in the Ohio Union. Building on the success of the Extension Annual Conference and the university’s Engagement Forum, the conference will bring together faculty, staff, students and community partners to focus on professional development and networking, while exploring new potential engagement partnerships. The theme of this year’s conference is Partnering to Advance Health and Wellness. Proposals are due October 30, 2017. Submit a proposal and learn more at engage.osu.edu/conference.

2015 Best in Show - Fire and Ice (Paul Woo)All Ohio State University students, staff, faculty, visiting scholars and alumni are invited to submit photos to the 2017 International Photography Competition. All photographs must be the original work of the entrant, of high quality and taken outside of the United States. Photographers are invited to submit one photo in each category: People, Places and Politics. Submissions are accepted until October 9, 2017. Review the 2017 competition and submit your best international photos.

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The Office of International Affairs (OIA) will begin a new system for signing in and queuing students and scholars who walk in for advising hours or their appointments. This system will be paperless and will automatically alert the international student and scholar team when visitors sign in at the front desk.

Scholars STILL must schedule their appointment online or contact a scholar immigration coordinator before coming in to Enarson. Once scholars arrive at Enarson, they will use the new appointment kiosk to sign in.

How to use the appointment kiosk:

  1. Approach the monitor located at the front desk
  2. Swipe your BuckID (if you don’t have a BuckID, click on No BuckID and search your name by lastname.#)
  3. Select the unit you are there to see
  4. Select your appointment type: “I Contacted a Staff Member Directly” or “I Scheduled Online”
  5. If you contacted a staff member directly, select the staff member with whom you have an appointment
  6. If you scheduled online, select the time for your appointment

If you have any questions or need assistance, please ask the receptionist for help.

Ohio State-Malawi TeamImproving access to preventative and curative care to communities in rural Malawi and training doctors in China on issues critical to reducing pediatric violence and injury are two Ohio State projects recognized for their international impact. “The Umoyo wa Thanzi Research Collaborative” is the recipient of the Emerging International Engagement Award and the “China Pediatric Violence and Injury Prevention and Research International Program” is the recipient of the Distinguished International Engagement Award.

The Offices of Outreach and Engagement, International Affairs, Service-Learning, Undergraduate Education and Student Life recognize faculty, staff, students and community partners annually for outstanding achievement at the University Engagement Recognition Awards ceremony.

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