Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for April 19, 2013

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)

Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers at Ohio State

Weekly meetings and weigh-ins will be held at The John Glenn School of Public Affairs in Page Hall.

The program lasts for 12 weeks and the new Spring sessions will begin the first week of May.

Weight Watchers at Work costs about $140 for the entire 12 week program and Ohio State employees on the Ohio State health plan (and dependents) can be reimbursed for up to 50% of this cost.

Email Andrea Garringer ( by April 30th for more information

Sarah Nerad

More Student Life Staff Doing Extraordinary Things...

Student Life’s Sarah Nerad, a program assistant in the Student Wellness Center, was invited to speak at the recent Clinton Global Initiative University meeting.

She spoke on “Ensuring Medication Safety: The Overlooked Epidemic of Prescription Drug Misuse.” The conference was held at Washington University in St. Louis.

Sarah has joined SWC to assist in starting a Collegiate Recovery Community at Ohio State.

Julius Mayo

Distinguished Staff Award Winner

Student Life’s Julius Mayo, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives within Residence Life,  has been honored with a Distinguished Staff Award by Ohio State. The awards are given to staff members for their “outstanding leadership and accomplishments in service to the university.”  Julius will receive a crystal trophy, a cash reward, and other recognition.

He works to connect the classroom to the residence hall experience through academic support programming, curriculum design, faculty involvement, and facilitating diversity and service learning related student travel.

Consent is sexy


The Ohio State Sexual Violence Committee is raising awareness about the importance of sexual consent. Student Life’s Student Wellness Center is hosting a facebook “event” with the hopes of sparking conversation about consent, why it’s sexy, and why you should get some.

Participants can choose from a variety of images to upload as their facebook profile picture and/or cover photo. Help spread the word by “inviting” friends and/or sharing the event on your wall.

Halls of Honor Project

Halls of Honor Project

Student Life and the Ohio Staters Inc. have teamed up to create biographical displays in each residence hall. The displays showcase the history of how each of the buildings were named. The Staters say, “It is important to keep the history of Ohio State’s buildings alive as well as establish a sense of pride over each of the individuals who served our campus.”

25 buildings around campus are now represented with the Halls of Honor project: Baker, Bradley, Canfield, Drackett, Jones, Lincoln, Morrill, Morrison, Park, Patterson, Stradley, Taylor, Archer, Barrett, Blackburn, Halloran, Haverfield, Norton, Nosker, Scott, Siebert, Smith, Steeb, Mack, and Hall Complex.

Summer Memberships - On Sale Now

Rec Sports Summer Memberships

Stay in shape this summer! Rec Sports Summer memberships are available to purchase. Have a friend or child coming home from college this summer? They can purchase a student summer membership. Passes are valid from May 1 through September 1.

Scarlet, Gray & Green

Earth Day Columbus

Celebrate Earth Day and learn what the local environment has to offer with a special event co-sponsored by Ohio State and the Office of Student Life at Columbus Commons downtown. The event on April 27 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. will feature live music, a green art show, food trucks, information booths, and more. The celebration is part of a month-long series of events at Ohio State and elsewhere.