Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for March 6, 2015

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)



Dr. Michael Caligiuri, Director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute, will be speaking at the RPAC on Friday, March 13 at 8:30 a.m. Join the Student Life’s Student Health Services staff to hear Dr. Caligiuri talk about the many ways the money being raised by Pelotonia and Team Buckeye is being used at Ohio State. Also attending will be Doug Ulman, CEO of Pelotonia, and Karl Koon, Director of Team Buckeye. For more information, contact the newest Student Life Peloton video online.

OUAB Grad Prof programming


Student Life has won the 2015 NASPA Excellence Award in the Off-Campus, Commuter, Non-traditional, Graduate, Professional and Related Category. Led by Kerry Hodak, Student Life’s Graduate and Professional Student Programming Initiative has been selected as the Gold Award Winner.

Sloopy's Sandwich Club

Sandwich Club

You can have a sandwich named after you.On behalf of the Office of Student LifeSloopy’s Diner in the Ohio Union is accepting nominations and applications for the 6th Annual Sloopy’s Diner Sandwich Club. This award is reserved for outstanding individuals and organizations who have dedicated time, talent and energy to better our campus community. 

All faculty, staff, students, alumni, departments and student/alumni organizations are encouraged to apply and/or nominate by March 8, 2015. More information is online. Contact Alexandra Lawrence at with questions.

Gala with silver and gold circles hanging from above

Call for Art

Student Life’s Sexual Violence Education and Support (SVES) team will host an art and performance gala on Thursday, April 23, 2015. SVES is accepting submissions for visual art of all mediums, individual and group performers, poetry and other literary arts. Submissions should reflect being a survivor, an ally or an advocate. Appropriate themes can include consent, healing and emotions. Applications are due by Friday, April 10. More information is online.

Feedback with the outline of two people talking, one with a speech bubble that says "feed," the other says, "back."


Human Resources is offering a Learning and Development Conversation Lab on feedback, with tips and strategies for managers on conducting effective and meaningful feedback conversations with staff. The lab will begin with a mini-presentation followed by the opportunity to practice a feedback conversation. Attendees are encouraged to bring specific feedback examples to use during the skill practice portion of the workshop. Registration is required and space is limited. Register online (scroll down to “Feedback Conversation Lab”).

The session is Tuesday, March, 24, 2015, from noon-1:15 p.m. in Gateway suite 430.

Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

Extraordinary Workplace

Ohio State’s Office of Student Life has been named one of the 15+ Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by the Center for Higher Education Enterprise (CHEE) in partnership with Diverse: Issues in Higher Education and the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The survey considered workplace diversity, staffing practices and work environment among other factors at colleges and universities throughout the country. The findings are published in the current edition of Diverse magazine.

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Extraordinary Mentoring

Student Life staff members have been recognized by Mortar Board and Sphinx for their “extraordinary efforts…and mentoring relationships.” Among the honorees:

Sarah Mangia, MaryAnne Wilk, Brendan Greisberger, Karen Kyle, Don Stenta, Eddie Pauline, Felix Alonso, Antonio-Phillip Lytle and Gretchen Metzelaars.

In addition, Sarah Mangia received the John T. and Ruth Weimer Mount Award for her “exceptional example of commitment to leadership, scholarship and service and the dedication to students that John and Ruth Mount epitomized throughout their lives.”

My Plate-Celebrate Nuitrition Month with a hashtag formed out of beans

My Plate

Celebrate the month of March by participating in Student Life's Dining Services Nutrition Month social conversation. Take photos of your balanced plate and post on Twitter and Instagram using #MyPlateOSU for your chance to win one of five prizes!

Student Life’s Student Wellness Center and Dining Services present health fairs at the RPAC with games, healthy food samples and other giveaways.  Dates: Tuesday, March 10, 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, March 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., and Monday, March 30, 3-5 p.m. There will also be a cooking class on March 26, from 5-6:30 p.m. Space is limited, email

Delete function on a computer screen

Let it Go

While many of us cherish each Word document and Excel file we create, we occasionally need to set them free by sending them to that great big recycle bin in the sky (ok, it’s really a small icon on the desktop but you get the idea). Getting rid of outdated files can free up space on your device or your shared drive, making it easier to find the information you really need now. Not sure what you should keep? The University Archivist has developed records retention schedules to help you determine how long to keep your information. More about secure data is on the SLTS Security website. The OCIO has posted the latest security awareness newsletter, OUCH!,online.  

Career Fair Crash Course

Career Fair Crash Course

Career services professionals and employers will be on hand in the Ohio Union Great Hall Art Gallery on Tuesday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to guide students through a hands-on crash course to: polish resumes, practice a personal introduction/elevator speech, enhance interview skills and check out resources and OnPACE.

After attending, students will be ready to pursue summer opportunities, the upcoming Spring Career Day Fair March 24, 2015, in the Ohio Union, and have a strong head start for The Ohio State University Fall Career and Internship Fair September 15-16, 2015, in the Student Life Ohio Union.  Questions? Email