Karen Stockdale of Wyoming, Mich., is the latest winner in the Buckeyes Unite Check-In and Win contest.
Throughout the past year, the Alumni Association has awarded prizes to fans of Ohio State who download the Buckeyes Unite app and check-in at their location. Each check-in is an entry, and individuals can check-in as many times as they'd like.
Stockdale is the winner of an Archie Griffin autographed football. Other prizes have included tickets to the Michigan and Penn State football games, tickets to the men's basketball game against Kansas, and more.
The next prize is tickets to the men's basketball game against Michigan State and entry into the pre-game Buckeye Bash on Feb. 24. Fans who check-in between Jan. 20 and Feb. 10 will be entered into that drawing.
Buckeyes Unite is the official app of the Ohio State University Alumni Association. The free geo-location application can be downloaded at iTunes or Android Market.
Ohio State Alumni Magazine was recently awarded a bronze award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District V.
CASE District V covers colleges and universities in the Midwest. OSAM
was recognized in the category of Best Institution or Alumni Magazine in the annual Pride of CASE V
This is the third time in the past five years that OSAM has been recognized by CASE V. It won gold awards in 2007 and 2009. OSAM was also named most improved alumni magazine in 2006.
The Buckeyes Unite smartphone app is now available in the Android Market.
This official OSUAA smartphone app can help you connect with fellow Ohio State fans wherever you are via iPhone or Android.
Download the free app today, then let us know what you think about it at community(at)ohiostatealumni.org.
Ohio State graduated a 1,757 students on Sunday and the Alumni Association congratulates these newest alumni on their hard-earned diplomas.
As a gift, graduates receive a free year of Alumni Association membership. Here is a primer on that free membership.
· YOUR ONLINE ACCOUNT
Your Alumni Association online account is where you can update personal information like your mailing and e-mail addresses. This ensures you will receive your alumni magazine, information about alumni football tickets, and other news about your membership.
Set up your account by visiting the Alumni Association Web site and clicking the SIGN IN tab at the top of the page. A video tutorial on how to activate your account is here: VIDEO.
· ALUMNI MAGAZINE
Members receive six editions of the award-winning Ohio State Alumni Magazine. The magazine recently completed its 100th year of publication and continues to deliver compelling stories about the people and discoveries that make Ohio State great. Read past stories here: SPOTLIGHT.
· FOOTBALL TICKET LOTTERY
Each year, the Alumni Association conducts a random lottery that determines if members receive two tickets to one Buckeye home football game. Non-paying Association members are not eligible for the 2011 lottery, but can become eligible by purchasing a membership at a reduced rate by March 1, 2011. In 2008 and 2009, 90 percent of members who applied for tickets received them.
· DISCOUNT INSURANCE
Members are entitled to discounts on short-term major medical insurance and a variety of other insurance programs.
In addition to these benefits the Alumni Association has alumni groups, programs, the Official Ring of Ohio State, travel opportunities, and more. Find out more about what the Association has to offer at www.ohiostatealumni.org. Also visit us on Facebook and Twitter, or send us an inquiry at email@example.com.
A limited number of single-seat tickets to the Marshall game (Sept. 2) are available to select groups (including Alumni Association ticket lottery participants) via a special offer publicized earlier this week.
Tickets for Ohio State's games against Miami (Sept. 11), Ohio University (Sept. 18), and Eastern Michigan (Sept. 25) are sold out.
With the 2010 ticket lottery now complete, here is a quick look at how many people applied, how many people were successful, and how many tickets were awarded for each game.
This year, 40,407 alumni applied for tickets with 39,036 winning a pair of tickets to games in the upcoming Buckeye home football schedule. That is roughly a 97 percent success rate for those who registered.
As in past years, the majority of the 78,072 tickets distributed through the lottery were for Ohio State's non-conference games. The Alumni Association has typically had more tickets to these games since students are not back in school and these games are not a part of the student season ticket package.
With this in mind, tickets to games against Ohio University (25,502), Marshall (25,014), and Miami (11,858) were most plentiful. In total, 80 percent of the total ticket lottery pool consists of tickets to those three games.
Allocation for other games includes: Eastern Michigan (3,200), Indiana (4,998), Purdue (2,500), Penn State (2,500), and Michigan (2,500).
The Alumni Association ticket lottery is in process and we are getting closer to determining members’ results for the upcoming football season. Due to the high volume of applicants, it takes at least a week for the lottery to be run, results verified, and information posted at your Alumni Association online account.
With the results distribution getting closer, here are a few points to keep in mind:
Please note that although you may see your credit card charged, all results are unofficial until they are posted on your Alumni Association online account.
The Alumni Association will notify you via e-mail when results are available. That e-mail will include the username you will need to access your account.
Tickets distributed in the football ticket lottery are non-refundable. Once you have won tickets, they are yours. However, this year the Athletic Ticket Office is offering a ticket forwarding service as well as an online space called the Buckeye Ticket Exchange where you can post your tickets for sale. Please note that there are fees associated with using the services, but they are options if you cannot attend the game you win. Information on these services is available at www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com
. Click on shop, then tickets, then log-in.
The Athletic Ticket Office will attempt to honor group seating requests
if those who made the requests win the same game in the ticket lottery. However, there is never a guarantee that the request will be fulfilled.
If you are successful in the ticket lottery, you can expect to have your tickets mailed to the address the Athletic Ticket Office has on file for your two to three weeks prior to the game you receive. If you want to check what address your tickets will be delivered to, contact the ATO by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions regarding the football ticket process, contact the Alumni Association at email@example.com. If you have questions regarding ticket forwarding, the Buckeye Ticket Exchange, group seating requests, or where your tickets will be mailed, contact the Athletics Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the lottery read the ticket FAQs.
Ohio State Alumni Association members have 10 more days to register for the 2010 ticket lottery.
Through the first 15 days of the registration period, 25,821 members have put their names into the lottery. For comparison's sake, roughly 44,000 members registered last year.
From our standpoint, registration is on track. Typically, you have a flurry at the beginning, then things drop off before they ramp up again in the final week.
If you have not already registered for the lottery, you can expect to receive an e-mail from us within the next two days that reminds you where we stand in the process.
If you haven't registered and don't get an e-mail from us, check your spam filter or junk mail folder. If you find our e-mail there, you should add the Association to your approved list so you can ensure you receive the e-mail notification we'll send when lottery results are ready in July.
Also, keep in mind that the e-mail will be delivered to people who had not registered as of Monday morning. If you've registered since then, you can disregard the message.
Here are some links alumni may find helpful to assist in navigating the process: