To Freshman, with <3

Dear Freshman,

Oh, to be young again. To walk the Oval with nary a care. Studying and exams seem to be but a blip on your collective horizon…Excuse me while I excrete senior-tears into my legally purchased, adult beverage.

Big boy tears.

Alright, I’m OK now…

I know you all have been inundated with a seemingly endless barrage of “Freshman Tips and Tricks”,  so I’ll be short. I present to you my two rules of freshman year:

Rule #1: If you need help, ask for it.

Seriously people. Ask questions, it’s what college is for! You’ll find most people around OSU are ready, willing and able to help you; whether that be for tutoring, directions to your next lecture, which class to take, ect. Everyone here has been in your shoes at some point and they don’t smell that bad.

Are you guys too young to remember this movie?

Rule #2: Go to class!

Another no brainer, but I know what it is like to be fresh out of highschool, where you were locked inside an educational prision from 7am-2pm every day. You have a ton of freedom now…use it, but don’t abuse it. Not going to classes is like going to the most expensive restaurant in town, ordering a filet mignon w/ all the fixins and then not eating it!

That’s it everyone. If you follow my two rules, I can guarantee…actually I can’t, but I’m pretty sure that if you follow them you’ll have a much easier go of this whole freshman year thing.

Not that you’ll need it 🙂


Digital Union VIP Tour

Coming Soon!

Alright, let’s get this out of the way. This wasn’t a VIP tour in the traditional sense…no paparazzi hounded us, no bottles were popped…there was a red carpet though!

Today, we were lucky enough to get a little sneak peak of the new Digital Union (DU) in the basement of Denny Hall! If you haven’t had a chance to utilize a DU on campus, you are missing out. Currently, spread across campus, are four DU’s that offer the FREE use of iMacs (fully equipped with whatever software you may need).

Digital Union in Enarson lookin’ all shiny for its soft launch!


However, the newest Digital Union in Denny is a different animal entirely. Besides an amazing conference room, the Denny DU contains a creative’s dream space!

Hot Trax

Step inside a fully equipped recording studio, complete with top-of-the-line gear and with acoustics designed by music industry pros!

Calling all Beyonce's and Jay-Z's!

Calling all Bey’s and Jay’s!

Cool Vidz

Need to record a video for a class project? Just want to film yourself running away from a massive boulder like Indiana Jones? All of this is possible, and more, in the Denny DU one-touch recording space! With one press of the touchscreen control panel, you can be filmed and lit like a pro. Complete with three 1080p cameras, professional lighting rigs, and a green screen; YouTube fame is at your fingertips!

In this scene, Steve scores the game-winning touchdown against That School Up North. Still waiting on post-production…

Welcome to the Official Buckeye Tech Forum Website


President--Alex Rich

President–Alex Rich
Rank: Senior
Major: Management Information Systems
Favorite App: Evernote

Vice President--Ben Rosen

Vice President–Ben Rosen
Rank: Senior
Major: Political Science
Favorite App: Alien Blue


You’ve reached the official blog of the Buckeye Tech Forum, a student-run organization dedicated to furthering the use of new technologies on and off campus!

Have questions?

Have ideas on how to make Ohio State Tech work FOR THE STUDENTS?

 Join us September 11th @ 6pm in Stillman Hall for FREE PIZZA and LIVELY DISCUSSION! Worried that your ideas won’t do anything? Rest assured, we invited just the right people!

VIPs for the first meeting include:

Mike Hoffher, Chief Information Officer @ tOSU

Liv Gjestvang, Associate VP for Learning Technology @tOSU

Diane Dagefoerde, Deputy Chief Information Officer @tOSU