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Ohio Union Celebrates 1 Year Anniversary with Cake and a “Hug”

The Ohio Union is ready to celebrate! The official countdown is at noon on March 29, 2011, which will mark the 1st Anniversary of when the Ohio Union opened its doors. Join the Ohio Union and the Office of Student Life in a countdown to noon, free cake, and an official “hug” of the Ohio Union! Below is a list of events and everyone is encouraged to attend.  Everyone is invited to participate in the hug of the Ohio Union.
 
FEATURED EVENTS
Group Hug of the Ohio Union
March 29th 2011
3:45 Pre-Meeting – Performance Hall, First Floor Ohio Union
4:15 Event Begins – Various locations
 Show how much you love the Ohio Union by joining friends and fellow Buckeyes as we literally *Hug* the Ohio Union. Participants are encouraged to wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt that represents your involvement on campus – either with a student organization, academic department, or your favorite Buckeye shirt. The hug will be captured on YouTube – so you could be the star of the next YouTube video! Everyone is encouraged to attend and you can RSVP on the Ohio Union's facebook page by clicking here!
 
Ohio Union 1st Anniversary Countdown (and FREE Cake)
11:30 | March 29th, 2011
Location: Great Hall , First Floor Ohio Union
The entire campus is invited to celebrate our 1st Anniversary by counting down to 12pm, which is when the Ohio Union officially opened on March 29, 2010. The countdown will begin with music at 11:30 and culminate with free cake for everyone immediately following the balloon drop at noon.
 
COMPLETE LIST OF 1st ANNIVERSARY EVENTS
All Events Take Place March 29th, 2011
 
11:30am Ohio Union 1st Anniversary Countdown (and FREE Cake)
Location: Great Hall, First Floor Ohio Union
The entire campus is invited to celebrate our 1st Anniversary by counting down to 12:00pm, which is when the Ohio Union officially opened on March 29, 2010. The countdown will begin with music at 11:30 and culminate with free cake for everyone immediately following the balloon drop at noon.
 
12:00pm Free Cake and Birthday Celebration
Location: Great Hall, First Floor Ohio Union
Grab a slice of the Ohio Union’s birthday cake as we celebrate the first year of operation in the new Ohio Union.
 
12:00pm-2:00pm Record a Welcome Message for the Ohio Union Entrances
Location: Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, Second Floor Ohio Union
Be the first to welcome guests to the Ohio Union by recording your very own “Welcome to the Ohio Union” message. We’ll record it and then add it to our welcome screens at each of the Ohio Union entrances.
 
1:00pm Stained Glass Unveiling and Dedication
Location: Ohio Union Stained Glass Lounge, Second Floor Ohio Union
Help celebrate the namesake of the ‘Stained Glass Lounge’ with the installation of the custom stained glass piece featuring the faces of Ohio State students, faculty, and staff. The stained glass piece was created using innovative technology right here by the Art Department at The Ohio State University.
 
1:30pm-3:30pm Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament
Location: Great Hall Meeting Room, First Floor Ohio Union
Paper may be the official gift for a 1-Year Anniversary, but it doesn’t always win in Rock, Paper, Scissors. Join the Ohio Union and Romophos in a Rock, Paper, Scissors contest and cover, cut, and smash your way to the championship!
 
2:00pm Happy Birthday and Free Cake
Location: Great Hall, First Floor Ohio Union
Join in a singing of Happy Birthday and enjoy free cake and cupcakes to celebrate the new Ohio Union’s first birthday.
 
3:00pm Happy Birthday and Free Cake
Location: Great Hall, First Floor Ohio Union
Join in a singing of Happy Birthday and enjoy free cake and cupcakes to celebrate the new Ohio Union’s first birthday.
 
3:45pm Group Hug of the Ohio Union
March 29th 2011
Location: Performance Hall, First Floor Ohio Union
Show how much you love the Ohio Union by joining friends and fellow Buckeyes as we literally *Hug* the Ohio Union. Participants are encouraged to wear a t-shirt or sweatshirt that represents your involvement on campus – either with a student organization, academic department, or your favorite Buckeye shirt. The hug will be captured on YouTube – so you could be the star of the next YouTube video! Everyone is encouraged to attend.
 
ALL-DAY
Station 88: Snag a $10 Ohio State t-shirt on March 29th only! Also, enter for a chance to win a $100 Buckeye Gift Basket.

Ohio Union Scavenger Hunt
Put your knowledge and skills to the test- see how much you know about your Ohio Union with a scavenger hunter around the building. Teams with the highest score win a prize at the end of the day! Pick up your self-guided scavenger hunt at the Ohio Union Information Center.
 
Food Specials
Sloopy’s Diner: Enjoy an “Ohio Union Birthday Milkshake.”
Espress-OH Coffee Shop: Cool down with an “Iced Celebration Latte.”
Woody’s Tavern: Unlimited 50 cent boneless and traditional wings.