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50th Anniversary Events

Sept. 6, 2019

Campus Celebration and Open House, Page Hall

The Glenn College will kick-off its 50th Anniversary with a special campus celebration and open house from noon to 3 p.m. Dean Trevor Brown and the college’s faculty invite all Glenn College campus employee alumni, instructors and partners to return to Page Hall for lunch from noon to 1 p.m., in gratitude for their leadership and service to Ohio State and being valued Glenn College ambassadors and partners on campus. In addition to lunch, attendees will receive 50th-anniversary swag and be invited to participate in a Glenn College campus family picture on the steps of Page Hall. Ohio State students, faculty and staff are invited to stop in during the Open House to learn more about college’s impact over the past 50 years, current educational offerings, interactive games and activities.

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Oct. 13, 2019

Political Cartoons and Free Speech

The Glenn College and the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum are co-hosting a speaking event featuring First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams in conjunction with the museum's exhibit "Front Line: Editorial Cartoonists and the First Amendment." Abrams is an expert on constitutional law and one of the country’s most notable defenders of freedom of speech and press. He has argued frequently before the Supreme Court in a large number of its most significant First Amendment cases. He was co-counsel to The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case; counsel to the Brooklyn Museum of Art in its legal battles with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani; counsel to Senator Mitch McConnell and the National Association of Broadcasters in a First Amendment-rooted challenge to the constitutionality of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance legislation; counsel to Senator McConnell in the Citizens United case; and counsel to many journalists, including Judith Miller and Myron Farber, who sought to protect the identity of their confidential sources. He has represented The Times, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Time Magazine, Business Week, The Nation, Reader’s Digest, The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. and numerous other clients in trials and appeals.

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Oct. 24, 2019

Welcome Home Reunion Reception, Page Hall

All alumni as well as past and current faculty, instructors and staff are invited to a special reception at Page Hall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Join us for an evening to renew friendships, rekindle memories and celebrate a collective passion for public service. This event will include remarks from former and current directors and faculty and student-led building tours of Page Hall, which is home to many of Sen. Glenn’s artifacts and historical documents. Host bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

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Oct. 25, 2019

Glenn College Leadership Forum, The Ohio Union

The Glenn College Leadership Forum has become the state’s premier one-day conference for those working in or with the public sector. In breakout sessions and in keynote talks, experts in the public policy arena provide insights into emerging trends in policy, administration and leadership that will enhance your career. With a blend of faculty and practitioner-led sessions, this year’s event will offer seven unique concurrent sessions as well as featured keynote talks by Thomas Ross, president of the Volcker Alliance and Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health. The 2019 Glenn College Alumni Award recipients will be announced and recognized at lunch.

To commemorate the Glenn College’s 50th Anniversary, Glenn College Alumni can attend at a reduced rate.

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Oct. 26, 2019

Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Football Game, RPAC, Ohio Stadium

Close out the Reunion Weekend by attending the Ohio State Advocates Fall Forum, Pregame Huddle tailgate before the Ohio State football game against Wisconsin. Glenn College alumni are invited to gather with fellow Buckeye Advocates at the Fall Forum where they will have the opportunity to hear from Ohio State leaders and Dean Trevor Brown on how Ohio State is cultivating the next generation of public service leaders. The one-hour forum will be followed by the Pregame Huddle, a tailgate inspired event before the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin football game that includes Ohio State personalities, a game day menu, host bar and activities.

Note: The Glenn College allotment of football tickets is currently sold out. Contact Glenn Events if you would like to be added to a waitlist.

Note: This is NOT the Ohio State Homecoming game. The Ohio State Homecoming game against Michigan State is scheduled for October 5. Click here for details.

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March 21, 2020

Sesquicentennial Community Open House & Celebration

Since its founding in 1870, The Ohio State University has epitomized the belief that in educating our citizenry, we ensure a better tomorrow for ourselves and as a society. In academic year 2019-2020, The Ohio State University will mark 150 years with a global celebration for all Buckeyes. Join us as we honor and explore our history, celebrate who we are today and envision and embrace our future.

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