Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience

Newsletter for July 1, 2016

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)

National Summit on Collegiate Financial Wellness at Ohio State on sign


Approximately 300 financial literacy educators and higher education professionals from around the country were on campus recently for the National Summit on Collegiate Financial Wellness presented by The Ohio State University and Indiana University. Attendees discussed the top financial challenges facing college students today, including student loan debt. They returned to their campuses with new ideas and best practices, including information on Ohio State’s renowned Scarlet and Gray Financial peer-to-peer financial coaching program in the Student Life Student Wellness Center. Photos from the Summit are online.

Buck MD with Brutus in doctor's white coat and stethoscope


Ohio State staff and faculty are eligible to use the Student Life Wilce Student Health Pharmacy. The full-service pharmacy offers convenient on-campus prescription services, medication counseling by pharmacists, easy prescription transfers, online prescription refills and competitively priced over-the-counter products. They accept Express Scripts and most commercial insurance plans. The pharmacy is located on the ground floor of Student Life’s Wilce Student Health Center. Call 614-292-0125 for more information.

Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry


Kari Taylor, Graduate Assistant at the Center for the Study of Student Life, has a manuscript published in the latest Journal of Student Affairs Inquiry, titled, “How prepared are students for global citizenship? A qualitative, holistic approach to assessing intercultural competence.” In the article, available online, Taylor shows the value of assessing how students develop intercultural competence throughout their college experiences and offers a concrete way to better understand how prepared students are to meet the demands of global citizenship.

Ohio Union exterior photo-High Street side


Student Life’s Ohio Union has been nominated for the "Best of Unique Venues Awards" (aka the UVy's - pronounced you-vees) in two categories: Best Venue for a Formal Affair and Best High-Tech Venue. Unique Venues is a national sales, marketing and membership organization that includes many other colleges and universities. The group promotes facilities to meeting planners. Your support is encouraged. You can vote online in both categories through Friday, July 29. Winners will be recognized at Unique Venues Annual Marketing Conference in Denver this October.

Jeeseon Park-Saltzman photograph


Dr. Jeeseon Park-Saltzman of Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service was recently selected to participate in the American Psychological Association’s Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology in 2016-2017. The goal of the institute is to prepare, support and empower women psychologists as leaders to promote positive changes in institutional, organizational and practice settings as well to increase the diversity, number and effectiveness of women psychologists as leaders.

Harry Warner photo


Student Life’s Harry Warner has been elected to the Board of AUCCCO, the Association For University and College Counseling Center Outreach. Harry is Outreach Coordinator for Student Life’s Counseling and Consultation Service and has led a
150 percent increase in the number of Ohio State students and staff reached through outreach programs. He also coordinated the recent AUCCCO conference hosted at Ohio State.

Celebration-Student Life's Summer Celebration over the image of a beach ball

Lip Sync

This summer’s Student Life Celebration on Tuesday, August 2 will include a lip sync competition. Teams can include as many people as you want. Watch for a separate email soon with complete details. Teams will be judged on how well they lip synch, choreography and enthusiasm. Songs will be strictly vetted based on appropriateness for the event. All Student Life staff and student employees are eligible. Celebration will be held in and around RPAC and the McCorkle Aquatics Pavilion featuring free food, games, prizes, music and more. 

Help Wanted sign


There are a number of upcoming opportunities for you to help greet incoming students and facilitate their extraordinary student experience as the academic year begins.

Volunteers are needed to help greet students and their families at Early Arrival on Thursday, August 18 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and Move-In on Saturday, August 22 from 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Contact Aubrie Smith ( for information. You can sign up online.  

Volunteers are also needed on Friday, August 19 for the Off-Campus Community Welcome to go door-to-door in the University District greeting residents and providing them with information on university and city resources. Contact Dilna Cama ( for information and to sign up.