Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for January 5, 2018

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)

Buckeye Alert System Test Wednesday, Jan 10 (2018) showing phone with test text message


A Buckeye Alert system test will occur on Wednesday, January 10. Students, faculty and staff will receive a text message that will be clearly identified as a test. The system also sends severe weather alerts to the entire university community for significant winter weather updates. For additional information and safety resources, including links to Ohio State's "Surviving an Active Shooter" video as well as a safety messaging toolkit, visit

CABS bus driving on roadway with "Go Bucks" on the sign


In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, CABS will run reduced service on Monday, January 15. The Overnight and Weekend, Buckeye Village and paratransit will operate on the weekend schedule. The Med Center Express will run its normal schedule. All other routes will not run during this time. More information is online.

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Student Employee Highlight

The Student Life Student Employee Highlight program provides an opportunity for supervisors or other staff to recognize student employees each month for a specific action or accomplishment. During the month of November, Anushka Mardolkar, a student employee in Student Life Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services, was nominated and selected for her demonstration of critical thinking, problem solving and effective communication within her position. Congrats to Anushka for being recognized this month for her work in Student Life! 

You can find more information online if you are interested in nominating a studuent employee for a highlight award. Students selected receive $25 on their BuckID and a shout-out in SLICE.


Your Plan for Health


Biometric screenings are scheduled for Student Life employees so you can Know Your Numbers. The first one is Thursday, January 11 in the Ohio Union – Creative Arts Room. To reserve a time slot any of the upcoming dates (listed online), visit or call 614-292-4700 and use Appointment Code SL2018. By annually completing the PHA and a verified biometric screening, enrolled employees can reduce the cost of their medical contributions by $20 per month or by $30 per month if they and their enrolled spouse/same-sex domestic partner both complete the PHA with verified biometrics. More information is online.

Career Closet (2017) with a drawing of a tie on a hanger

Career Closet

Student Life will be hosting another Career Closet event for students on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last year, Career Closet helped nearly 800 students find professional attire needed for opportunities, such as career fairs, interviews, internships and career employment. Please consider donating your gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories to the Student Life Career Closet. All donated clothing will be used to provide a closet where students can “shop” for free professional attire. Donations will be accepted through February 9. More information and a complete list of drop-off sites is online. Donation receipts are available upon request.

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Student Life Student Activities is recruiting students to be Student Organization Success Coaches (SOSCo.) The coaches in this new program will be ambassadors of the new Student Organization Success Framework and significantly expand the capacity of the student organizations team in the support and development of our student organization community. More information is online.


A Night at the Columbus Museum of Art on a starry background

Museum Night

Student Life Residence Life is hosting “A Night at the Columbus Museum of Art” on Friday, January 12. The museum will be open for all Ohio State students, staff, faculty and family members. Children are welcome and there will be special activities for kids. The evening begins at 6 p.m. and buses will take attendees to the museum from the following locations on campus: Drake Union, the Ohio Union and Blackburn House.