The latest news from our organization

Proposed bylaw amendments

Members will consider amendments at the Annual Meeting in June 2021. Content of the proposals can be read here.

Explore Greece and its islands

Discover Greece and the brilliant Mediterranean with OSURA October 11-25, 2021. Explore the country’s important ancient monuments and wander Mykonos and Santorini. The comprehensive itinerary will take you to the Temple of Zeus, the Olympia archeological site, and Dephi’s ancient artifacts. In Athens, tour the incredible Acropolis. In the countryside, see production of olive oil…

Sullivan to open Fall Conference

Geologist and astronaut Kathryn Sullivan will present “Soaring and Diving with the World’s Most Vertical Person” to open the OSURA Fall Conference, Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This will be an in-person event at the Fawcett Center, where OSURA members may choose from 13 breakout sessions, enjoy snacks and lunch, and take one of three Columbus…

OSURA Online Directory available

The new OSURA Online Directory, visible only to fellow members, now is live. To access the site, members need to use passwords to sign in, when they will decide what information other OSURA members will see in their listings. The Membership Committee has set up tips to explain the ins and outs of updating profiles…

TBDBITL Lunch Bunch Luncheon

View the recorded virtual luncheon with former Ohio State band director Dr. Paul Droste ’58. His presentation “Songs of The Ohio State University” will share the history of our favorite songs through slides and musical accompaniment.

Dr. Droste served as director of The Ohio State University Marching Band from 1970 through 1983. He was the first former member to be selected as its director.

Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

We are part of a society where the lives of Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color continue to be devastated by structural racism, lack of opportunity, health disparities, and direct violence.  This statement reflects OSURA’s beliefs and recommended actions regarding anti-racism. We are part of a society where the lives of Black, Indigenous, and…

OSURA Holiday Cheer Lunch Bunch Luncheon

View the event recording from the December 14 virtual holiday party. The program consisted of a special guest speaker, Joyce Geary, entertaining us with exciting and interesting seasonal stories.

Human Resources restructures SRA and ARP plans

By the OSURA Supplemental Retirement Accounts (SRA) Working Group  If you have an account balance in a university-sponsored retirement plan (or are still contributing to one of these plans) including 403(b), 457(b), or ARP plan through OSU, changes to these plans coming in January 2021 may allow you to significantly reduce the fees you pay.  Plan…

2020 Fall Conference Recordings

Stay tuned as this page gets updated with additional videos from our virtual Fall Conference October 13 Building for the Future of Immuno-Oncology (with a COVID-19 detour) Kevin P. Weller  Prepare to Care Deborah Hall October 7 Senior Scams Danielle Murphy Research & Education at Stone Laboratory Today & for the Future: Chris Winslow –…

Bylaw amendments approved

OSURA members approved proposed changes in the Bylaws at the August 7 Annual Meeting. The updated Bylaws are now available.