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A judging panel has selected 40 images for the 2016 International Photography Exhibition. View the exhibition via our Facebook Album and vote for your favorites by “liking” the images. The photo with the most likes in each category by Sunday, November 13 at 12 midnight EST will be the People’s Choice Award winners.

The 2016 International Photography Exhibition will be on display on the first floor of the Ohio Union outside of the Great Hall Meeting Room through the end of December. A special reception to honor all photographers who participated in the competition and to reveal our first, second and third place winners in each category as well as an overall “Best in Show” will be held at the Ohio Union in November.

This year’s competition had over 750 submissions from over 60 different countries in the categories of People, Places and Cultural Exchange. Over 300 photographers from more than 30 different home countries submitted photos. To view past International Photography Exhibition photos, visit oia.osu.edu/photo-contest.

“Social Sips” is an opportunity to bring campus face to face. The concept is simple: show up and grab a coffee, cider or hot chocolate, find a partner and talk for five minutes. The English Conversation Program is partnering with Crimson Cup to host “Social Sips” on Tuesday, November 15, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. outside of Enarson Classroom Building.

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Taste of OSU is an Ohio State signature event that provides international student organizations the opportunity to showcase their diverse food and culture to thousands of students, faculty, staff and community members that attend each year. This year the event will take place on February 17, 2017 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Ohio Union.

Ohio State international organizations can now apply to participate in the following categories: preparing and serving international dishes, displaying cultural booths, performing interactive activities or performing on stage. Those looking to apply should read all guidelines carefully.

To apply for a food or cultural booth please visit go.osu.edu/culturalbooth, and to apply to perform an interactive activity or to perform on state visit go.osu.edu/cultureperformance.

Applications close on November 1, 2016 at midnight.

Pease contact the student chair, Saufi Mohd Nor at tasteofosu2017@gmail.com with any questions.

Thanksgiving Dinner VolunteersThe Ohio State University will host one of the largest Thanksgiving Day dinners on a college campus on Thursday, November 24, in the Archie Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The annual event estimates 1,600 guests will attend, including the 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 on actual Thanksgiving Day. Volunteers are needed for two shifts from 11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. The deadline to register is Wednesday, November 2.

To volunteer for the first shift, visit http://go.osu.edu/ThanksgivingDinnerShift1, and to volunteer for the second shift visit http://go.osu.edu/ThanksgivingDinnerShift2.

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Global Buckeye CelebrationCelebrate the beginning of a new school year while welcoming more than 2,000 international students to campus! Join us on Friday, August 19 from 5 - 7 p.m. at the RPAC for our annual Global Buckeye Celebration.

This year's celebration will include inflatable games, international dancing, Zumba fitness and Ohio State trivia competitions, pizza, games, prizes and more as we welcome these new students to campus and get ready for the beginning of autumn semester.