Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for March 1, 2019

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)

Student Life Bowling Outing 2019 with drawing of pins over a bowling ball

Bowling Honor

The 2019 Student Life Bowling Outing is Friday, April 5, at Capri Bowling Lanes near 161 and I-71. You can form a team of six or be paired with other Student Life employees. Bowling and pizza is $15, or $5 for just pizza. RSVP by Friday, March 29. For more information call 614-247-1669 or email Aubrie Smith.4488.


Buckeye leaf drawing in red

Engagement Honor

Ohio State’s University Engagement Recognition Awards honor faculty, staff, students and community partners for outstanding achievement in meaningful partnerships that produce engaged scholarship and community impact. Awards will be given in the community engagement, international engagement, service-learning, healthy communities, staff, student, student group and community partner categories. A total of $20,500 will be awarded. Applications are due Friday, March 8. More information is online.

Netflix logo on a laptop computer screen

Presentation Honor

The Student Life Multicultural Center’s Indra Leyva has been accepted to present at The International Society for the Study of Narrative conference in Pamplona, Spain at the end of May 2019. Her paper, “Netflix and Spill: Challenging Cultural Schema and the Coming-Out Narrative,” will be part of the panel “Finding Place and Creating Space: Cognitive Readings in Latinx Studies.” Her presentation will focus on how Netflix’s 2012 transnational expansion and subsequent explosion in original series production has sent the company searching for stories to tell. Indra will discuss how Latinx producers and audiences have been beneficiaries of this drive.

Journal of Psychotherapy Integration cover

Published Honor

The Journal of Psychotherapy Integration has accepted a paper for publication written by Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service’s Dr. Shonali Raney and Dr. Tiffany Williams. The article is titled, "Relational Cultural Supervision Enhances the Professional Development of Postdoctoral Residents of Color in Health Service Psychology." It will appear in an upcoming edition.

NASPA Knowledge Communities

Election Honor

Dr. Kim Monteaux De Freitas, director of Student Life’s Sorority and Fraternity Life, has been elected as the co-chair for NASPA’s Fraternity and Sorority Knowledge Community. The FSKC provides a forum for organizations and professionals working with fraternities and sororities to discuss the ideas and issues that can advance the field.  With more than 1,400 members, the FSKC works to understand the impact fraternal organizations have on campus and educates NASPA professionals on issues, trends and best practices that help the organizations contribute to the missions of their universities. Kim will be serving with Emily Perlow, an Ohio State graduate who is now Assistant Dean of Students, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. 

RPAC photograph showing building and Scarlet Skywalk

Scholarship Honor

Student Life Recreational Sports is now accepting applications for student scholarships. Undergraduate students and graduate/professional students may apply online by Friday, March 29. Scholarships are available to currently enrolled students to assist with educational expenses.

The Mary A. Daniels Scholarship provides up to $1,500 to graduate, professional or undergraduate students based on academic achievement and a commitment to campus leadership. Daniels is a former assistant vice president for Student Life and was a Rec Sports staff member early in her career. For more information contact Penny

University Innovation Alliance

Career Honor

Ohio State and Student Life’s Buckeye Careers is part of a national group redesigning the college-to-career pathway that will receive a $2.4 million grant from Strada Education Network. The project, “Bridging the Gap from Education to Employment,” is led by Student Life and includes college career service offices. It will create initiatives to support students in finding gainful employment after graduation. This project is part of the University Innovation Alliance, a leading national coalition of public research universities committed to increasing the number and diversity of college graduates in the United States.

Voter Friendly Campus 2019-2020

Voting Honor

Ohio State has again been designated a “Voter Friendly Campus” by NASPA and the Campus Vote Project. The Voter Friendly Campus designation celebrates efforts that help students engage in the democratic process. It recognizes that Ohio State’s “efforts to break down barriers and empower students with the information and tools they need to participate in the political process puts the civic mission of higher education into action.” Student Life’s OSU Votes helped nearly 1,800 students register, request an absentee ballot and/or sign up for election reminders through TurboVote in 2018. More information is online