Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for November 14, 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)

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The OCIO recently revised the Institutional Data Policy. If your job involves looking at information other than what the public can view on our websites and in marketing materials, then this policy applies to YOU. Do you want your personal information to be shared with just anyone? Neither do our students!
To learn more about the different types of data and how to protect it, visit the new security webpage. This site provides helpful hints, links to important resources and a list of contacts in SLTS to assist you with your security questions.  

Housing Fair 2014 graphic showing dates, times and location, with "Living off-campus next year"

Off-Campus Housing Fair

Student Life’s Neighborhood Services and Collaboration is sponsoring the 2014 Off-Campus Housing Fair on November 20-21 in the Ohio Union Performance Hall from 12-5 p.m. The event is designed to help students looking to live off-campus and features area landlords and businesses answering questions about their services. There will be free food and a drawing for free prizes. More information is online.

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University Payroll announces that the date of the November payday will be Friday, November 28, the day after Thanksgiving. This applies to biweekly and monthly employees. When a payday falls on a date that is a university holiday but the Federal Reserve is open, the payday will not change. For more information contact University Payroll at 614-292-2311.

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Student Life’s Director of Counseling and Consultation Service Dr. Micky Sharma has been elected president of AUCCCD, the Association of University and College Counseling Center Directors. He will serve one year as president-elect followed by a two year term as president.
AUCCCD promotes the awareness of student mental health and development issues in higher education through research, advocacy, education and training provided to members, professional organizations and the public.

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Designer up for Award

A poster by Student Life graphic designer Aaron Queener is entered in the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts (CSCA) Creative Best 2014 competition. The awards will be presented on Thursday, November 20, at their Creative Throw Down event. Aaron’s entry is a series of posters for Bike to Work Day.

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In the Spotlight

Center for the Student of Student Life Executive Director Dr. Rob Aaron is currently featured on the ACPA website. He was interviewed for a “Career Spotlight” feature that is running as part of Careers in Student Affairs Month. In the article, Rob talks about why he chose a career in student affairs (and what professional pursuit he gave up to take this path) and what bug he caught that helped him make his decision.

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Last Lecture: Dr. Gibbs

Mortar Board presents the Last Lecture Series: “When you stumble, make it part of the dance” with Dr. Gladys Gibbs, Director of Student Life Student Health Services, on Thursday, December 4 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. in 130 Saxbe Auditorium, Drinko Hall. Open to the entire Buckeye community, admission is free and no RSVP is necessary, but they would appreciate any book donations appropriate for students K-12 in support of their Reading is Leading Initiative.

Contact Varun Rawal at with any further questions.


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Wellness Center Leads the Way

Student Life’s Student Wellness Center is on a list of the “30 Universities That are Leading the Way with Wellness Centers for Students.” We placed 6th in the nation on the website list.

The group credited the Student Life Student Wellness Center for its “innovative broad approach to student health” and particularly noted the focus on the nine dimensions of wellness. They also highlighted the many programs and services offered.