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Ohio Union Activities Board

Email:      ouab@osu.edu
Phone:     (614) 292-3117

Mailing Address
Ohio Union Room #2098
1739 N. High Street
Columbus, OH 43210

Stay Connected with OUAB!
Twitter:         @OUAB
Facebook:    facebook.com/osu.ouab
Instagram:   @OUAB

2018 - 2019 Executive Board 

President - Danielle Diersing 

Vice President - Joelle Falugi

Director of Operations - Jess Hoopengardner

Co-Directors of Marketing - Matthew Bonner & David Trajkovski

Comedy - Kelly Rudolph

There are infinite ways to make people laugh. From television shows to stand-up, the Comedy Committee explores and brings diverse, hilarious acts to campus to foster smiles and unstoppable hilarity. From Louis C.K. to Will Ferrell, the comedy committee has brought some of the best acts around that have left students crying with laughter, even extending into the realms of TV with stars from Parks and Recreation and The League.

Concerts - Katie Hlahol

The Concert Committee is a group of individuals with a passion for both music and the music industry. We put on a variety of shows, ranging from audiences to tens, hundreds and thousands. Check out Live Music in Woody's or join us for a large outdoor concert. There's something for every music fan. Past artists include Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Krewella, Kendrick Lamar, Steve Aoki, Childish Gambino, Trace Adkins, Skrillex, Mac Miller, The Band Perry, J.Cole, Weezer, and many more!

Collaborative Events - Rebecca Slavik 
The Collaborative Events Committee works with other student organizations and departments at Ohio State to bring diverse and exciting events to campus. Collaborative Events include concerts, lectures, special events, and a wide array of non-traditional programs. It is the goal of the Collaborative Events Committee to create working relationships throughout the Ohio State community and to create events not currently being planned by the other OUAB committees.

Graduate/ProfessionalCorey Wallace

The Graduate & Professional Student Programming Committee plans programs specifically with the graduate and professional student in mind. They range from enhancing a student's academic life, with programs about time management or writing grants, to social programs like our monthly happy hours or speed dating. We also recognize the numerous students who are parents (or are just kids at heart) with our Family Fun series. Overall we work to recognize the different needs of graduate and professional students to connect them to what the University has to offer.

HumantiesChloe ten Brink

The Humanities committee of the Ohio Union Activities Board focuses on social change and those persons who are social change agents, doing work now for the impact of those down the road. Essentially, the Humanities committee is interested in putting on events that surround the concept of change and how trailblazers of change influence the world.The director of this committee also oversees the production of the Dates and Data planner task force which is responsible for creating the OSU student planner. For 60 years, the Dates and Data task force has been responsible for designing and compiling the entire planner, seeking advertisers, working with a publishing company, and selling the finished planner to bookstores and other businesses around campus. We are always looking for students to help out with design, photos, advertising, quotes, sales and more!

Lectures - Maddie McGranahan

The Lectures Committee plans events that are entertaining and interactive – definitely not your typical classroom experience. We strive to bring a diverse variety of speakers including celebrities, athletes, and experts whose experiences will give you new insights into our world. Our events reflect varying formats such as lectures, moderated discussions, debates, and often include an opportunity for students to ask their own questions. We have brought speakers from all areas including Neil deGrasse Tyson, Nicholas Sparks, and Anderson Cooper, as well as Olympians Ryan Lochte, Aly Raisman, and Kerri Walsh. It’s time for you to join the conversation!

Special Events - Jenna Selhorst

Special Events is the OUAB committee that does all that and more. Whatever the other committees don’t cover, we do! We put on an array of events, from a fashion show, to a dance party to crafts on the oval. Typically events we plan have an interactive element that allows you to come out and do something fun, free of charge. Whether it is a motivational speaker or a night of magic, our missions is to promote diverse events that everyone can enjoy. You never know what Special Events will do next!

Visual & Fine Arts - Madison Lubman 

The Visual and Fine Arts Committee is inspired by the different facets of the art world. We plan events for the student body that highlight art, film, and other creative mediums. This includes movie showings every Wednesday with our Flicks For Free series and the traditional Movie On The Oval (MOTO). Additionally, we also have brought recent events such as the Vitamin String Quartet, Style Your Soles--a way to get creative with TOMS shoes, STOMP, Nick Offerman, Tim Gunn and many more!

OUAB Advisor - Quantá Taylor 


About OUAB

The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) provides programs and events for the students of Ohio State's Columbus campus that are educational, entertaining, and thought provoking. OUAB events are FREE for current OSU students and brought to you by your Student Activity Fee.

If an event is ticketed, tickets are available at the Ohio Union Information Center.

Interested in joining OUAB? Click here to find out how you can be a part of our team!


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OUAB on Twitter

  • If Ralph broke the internet, how did this post upload!? Find out this Tuesday at our final Flicks For Free showing… https://t.co/xVISazIziV Apr 21, 2019 | 11:00 PM
  • We’ll have some breakfast ready for you in the Great Hall Meeting Room starting at 9 AM on Reading Day! Come get so… https://t.co/IYvbvJwoWd Apr 21, 2019 | 8:00 PM
  • We’ve got two wonderful activities for you to enjoy on Reading Day! Start off with our OUABreakfast in the morning… https://t.co/3F7dCx9IXJ Apr 20, 2019 | 7:11 PM
  • Who do YOU want to see perform in the fall? We want to know! Fill out our Welcome Back Concert Feedback Form to voi… https://t.co/V6Uk27NWrY Apr 18, 2019 | 9:00 PM
  • Movie on the South Oval is tonight! Come join us for a free showing of Mary Poppins Returns with free food, drinks,… https://t.co/iFpaqS3ylB Apr 17, 2019 | 9:00 PM

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