Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for October 17, 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)

Grad and Professional School Expo 2014 art

Grad and Professional School Expo

The Graduate and Professional School Expo is Tuesday, October 21, from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union. The Grad Expo hosts over 110 graduate and professional school programs from around the country. Participants are also encouraged to attend the Graduate School Panel from 11:30 to 12:30 in the Great Hall Meeting Room of the Union which features a discussion of the essential components of the application process. Admission is free to all students and professional dress is not required. The event is co-sponsored by the Council of Graduate Students and Student Life Career Counseling and Support Services. More information is online.

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers

The new session of Weight Watchers at Wilce is under way on Thursdays. But it is never too late to join. The meetings are being held temporarily at Townshend Hall, room 038, while Wilce is being renovated. Weigh-in is from 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m., with the meeting from 12:15-12:45. Bring your lunch. For information contact Selene Carpenter at

Treasurer Hunter on Big 10 Network with host and Willie Young looking at a football

Treasure Hunter

Student Life’s Willie Young was recently featured on an episode of the Big Ten Network’s Treasure Hunter Show. The show’s memorabilia expert tracks down Big Ten collectibles, determines their value and sometimes offers to buy them on the spot. Watch Willie drive a hard bargain for good causes.

You can watch the show online. Willie’s segment begins at about the 6:20 mark.

James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Center exterior photo

New James Open House

The new James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute will open soon, and the Ohio State community is invited to a faculty, staff and student Open House. The event is on Wednesday, November 5, at the new James, 460 West 10th Avenue from 6-8 a.m, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

More information is available online.

Adan Hussain

Grad Student of the Year

Adan Hussain, a second year master’s student in the Higher Education and Student Affairs program, has been named 2014 outstanding graduate student of the year by the Ohio College Personnel Association. He is a GAA for the Open Doors program and works with the BART team.

Nominators said, “Adan constantly seeks to identify the best in people, to find potential and hope even when they may not see it themselves, and to bring that out in them so that they are able to dream and achieve at their fullest potentials.”


Student Wellness Assessment

Help students learn about their wellness and the resources available to them. If students take the new online Wellness Assessment in October, they are entered to win a pair of Beats Headphones.

Students can take the assessment online to find out where they stand in the nine dimensions of wellness.

Get the knowledge to be your best because how you live your life today matters!

Halloween carved jack O'Lantern

Haunt the Halls

Faculty, staff and their families are invited to join Student Life University Housing for Haunt the Halls in the Residence Halls from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 29. Costumes are encouraged! Enjoy games and safe Halloween fun in the residence hall lobbies.

Residence halls participating are: South Campus: Morrison Tower, Baker East Rec Room Lobby, Baker West Performance Space, Park-Stradley Lobby, Smith-Steeb Lobby. West Campus: Morrill Tower (enter on the 3rd floor.) North Campus: Royer Activity Center (featuring all North Campus buildings.)

For more information contact Liz at (614) 292-7933 or

Homecoming 2014

Homecoming Parade Tonight

The Ohio State Homecoming Parade is tonight. Pre-parade festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and the parade steps off at 6, beginning at Ohio Stadium and ending at the Ohio Union. Student organization floats, colleges, departments, community organizations and local celebrities are all a part of this great tradition. Along the route will be grandstand announcing and seating areas, food and drinks. The parade map is online. Immediately following the Parade will be the Homecoming Pep Rally, sponsored by the Ohio State University Alumni Association and the Student-Alumni Council, inside the Ohio Union.

For more information, please visit

Spam....a can of the food product representing unwanted email

Look Before You Click

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month. One quick way to protect yourself is to place your cursor over a link in an email and look at the URL before clicking on the link. If it looks suspicious, your best bet is to delete the email. Hackers will often try to fool you by spoofing (forging) a legitimate address. You should also pay attention to typos and poor grammar – highly reputable organizations should be able to catch these mistakes before emailing customers. If you would like more information about cyber security, please contact Student Life Technology Services' Meredith Krisher at