Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for May 30, 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)

Movies, Music and books

BuckeyeThon Book Fair Donations Needed

Do you have books, movies or even CDs you would like to share with others? BuckeyeThon’s Life of the Party team, consisting of Student Life staff and friends, is hosting a Book Fair and needs your donations. We are accepting any books, movies or music you are willing to part with. Textbooks too! Donations are accepted at the Ohio Union Information Center beginning on Monday, June 2 through Friday, June 13. If you have any questions, please contact Colette Masterson (Masterson.6). Watch for more information on the Book Fair in the next Slice of Student Life.

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Professional Development

Student Life Human Resources invites you to maximize your professional development time this summer and participate in the new Summer Development Series, a series of learning opportunities aimed at professional and graduate administrative staff in the Office of Student Life.
Instructional Design University (IDU) is a is a two-day event in June, providing participants with an opportunity to dig deep into instructor-led training and online learning to better design, develop and implement effective learning opportunities for their unit.
The Annual Conference Encore, set for July 17, is a half-day event giving staff a broad-sweeping look at the work being done by colleagues across the Office of Student Life through an encore of professional conference presentations delivered throughout the 2013-14 conference season. There is no cost to attend.

Register online for these new events.

Special Olympics

Volunteer for Special Olympics

The Special Olympics Ohio Summer Games will be held on Ohio State's campus June 27-29.  Meals for athletes and coaches will be served in the RPAC Tom W. Davis Special Events Gymnasium again this year. Rec Sports invites volunteers to help with this effort and share in the celebration of an inspirational group of men and women. If you are interested in volunteering, email Andrea Hall (hall.794)


Try Rec Sports During Free Week

Student Life employees are invited to try Rec Sports facilities and amenities during free week, June 2-8. Register at the RPAC Welcome Center to participate and bring a friend along.

Stonehenge with Ohio State student

Service Learning

This May Session, 23 students and 4 Student Life staff traveled to London, England, and Edinburgh, Scotland, on a service learning trip as part of a HESA course. During the experience, students volunteered at North London Action for the Homeless, met with the League of British Muslims and spent the day with staff and students from the University of Edinburgh learning about their ongoing sustainability efforts to create an affordable and ecologically responsible campus experience. Another fun highlight included a tour of Stonehenge. The course instructors are Student Life’s Julius Mayo, Julie Sanzone and Paul Wojdacz.

Equality, speak up for equality


The Columbus Pride Parade is Saturday, June 21, stepping off at 11 a.m. downtown and ending at the Pride Festival at Goodale Park. Ohio State will have a walking contingent. If you would like to be a Buckeye Pride Captain, you can sign up online to organize group participation.

If you don’t have a group to walk with, you can join the Student Life Multicultural Center group by emailing Angie Wellman (wellman.63).

Campus Campaign

Campus Campaign Award

The Student Life Campus Campaign committee has received the 2014 Teamwork Award, “given to a group or committee the worked together to make the campaign a success in their unit.” Student Life achieved a 38% participation rate (401 people); better than the goal and up 10% from last year.
Team members were Scott Boden, Curtis Dugar, Abigail Hertzfeld, Michelle Morgan, Krystyne Savarese, Aubrie Smith, Mary Wilk, Matt Couch, Heather Grant, Jennifer Miller, Nikole Prete, Marci Shumaker and Beth Ullum.

Joseph Paine

Distinguished Staff

Student Life’s Joseph Paine, a cook with Ohio State’s Child Care Program, has received an Ohio State Distinguished Staff Award. He is one of 12 people honored for their outstanding leadership and accomplishments in service to the university.

He makes sure the children have good and nutritious lunches as well as morning and afternoon snacks, and his department says, “Without Joe’s dedication, we would not able to provide the quality of care to the children we serve on a daily basis.”