Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for January 10, 2014

News and information for the Student Life family of The Ohio State University, distributed every other Friday. Submit material by noon Tuesday to Dave Isaacs (.84)

MLK Day of Service 2014

MLK Day of Service

Make your day off a day on! Students and faculty/staff are welcome to be a part of this year's Martin Luther King Day of Service, taking place on Monday, January 20, 2014. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. in the Ohio Union. Join Student Life's Pay It Forward and The Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center as we honor and celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King through service. Breakfast and lunch will be provided and all participants will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt. If you have any questions, please contact Jake Cohen at  For more information visit:

COSI After Dark

COSI After Dark-Tonight

Student Life's University Housing invites students, faculty, staff and their families to COSI after Dark tonight (1/10) from 7 p.m. - midnight. Admission is free with a BuckID. Onsite parking is $4/vehicle, and continuous bus loop service from campus to COSI and back begins at 6:45 p.m. from Buckeye Village Community Center, Blackburn House, Drake Performance Center, Neil Building and the Ohio Union. $5 in COSI Bucks to the first 1,000 guests.

Student Life's Stories for Students from Students program is accepting donations for children's and young adult books. The first 100 patrons to bring and donate a book will each receive $5 in COSI Bucks.

Buckeye Alert

Buckeye Alert

Ohio State has a number of ways to communicate with faculty, staff, students and parents in the event of an urgent situation. These include WOSU AM, OSUToday, email, the Ohio State website and local media outlets. The university also has a text message alert system for the public to stay informed of potential emergencies. Faculty, staff, students and parents are encouraged to register their cellphone numbers with the OSU Department of Public Safety. To learn more and to register, go to

Hot Tea--Rec Sports

Rec Sports Updates

Cycle Through the Decades
Pedal to music from the 50s to today at Cycle Through the Decades, Tuesday, January 14, from 3 - 3:45 p.m. in RPAC B30. All participants receive a retro headband and are entered to win a movie gift basket. Limited to 40 participants. Just show up to participate.

Intramural Sports
Play basketball, soccer, ice hockey and more this spring. Students and faculty/staff who are Rec Sports members can register now for some of your favorite intramural sports. 

Book a Massage, Get a Gift

January is Hot Tea Month! When you book a massage this month, receive a gift to celebrate. Book a massage by calling the RPAC Welcome Center at 614-292-7671. View available appointments and learn more about our massage therapists.

Weight Watchers

Post-Holiday Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers at Work at Wilce will begin a new session next week for those looking to lose those post-holiday pounds. Meetings will be held on Thursdays from 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m., in the conference room on the ground floor of Wilce, with the first session on Thursday, January 16. The cost is $186 for a 17 week session.

New to Weight Watchers in 2014:

  • Split payments are now made by check only, split payments by credit card are no longer an option.
  • Weight Watchers now includes E-Tools for the At Work participants for the duration of the sessions and 2 FREE weeks of E-Tools for a total of 19 weeks of E-Tools.

For more information, contact Selene Carpenter,

Inspirasian 2014

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Student Life Multicultural Center presents Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM) throughout January. This programmatic undertaking brings together student and community groups across a wide diversity of Asian cultures and traditions. This year's theme is "InspirAsian." What inspires you? How do you try to inspire others? The goal is to inspire through education, culture, community and creativity. More information is available online or by contacting Annabelle Estera (

Outstanding Women 2014

Outstanding Woman

Student Life's Dr. Patricia Cunningham has been selected as one of the 2014 Sunny 95 Outstanding Women. She will be recognized at an event later this month. Dr. Cunningham is Director of Social Change for Student Life. She oversees a number of community outreach programs, including Buckeye Civic Engagement Connection that involves projects in different neighborhoods in Columbus that have a high poverty rate and the BuckeyeREACH program that connects students to mentors in youth prison facilities.