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Keeping Bobcats Informed, Jan. 31, 2024

Bobcat Families,

We had a great turn out for our Welcome Back Week events. With a record incoming class for the past two years, it's easy for events to fill up quickly. I encourage your student to keep an eye on the CUE for a variety of options, or subscribe to the Go OHIO events notifications so they always know what's happening around campus.

We have another weekend packed with events for Sibs Weekend starting this Friday! Students and guests can attend Apollo Night hosted by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board, have some glow-in-the-dark fun at GLOhio (don't forget a waiver), and sibs eat free with a meal swipe at any of the dining venues. 

Read on for resources to help your students thrive during these winter months, opportunities for on-campus jobs, alternative spring break options and more. As always, I'm happy to answer questions or guide you toward specific resources! 

Kathy A Fahl, MSW
Dean of Students

Bobcat Well-Being Tips

Bobcat Well-Being Tips

Group counseling empowers students to give and receive feedback and support while working through individual concerns in a safe and confidential environment. Check out CPS' spring semester group offerings! To join a group, students can drop in at Hudson Health Center 3rd Floor between 9:45 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., or schedule an initial appointment by calling 740.593.1616 or scheduling online.

Tips for the job search

Getting a job on campus can help students fund their college experience, make new connections, and lead to success in the classroom and beyond. Student engagement ambassador, personal trainer, culinary employee and graduate assistant for Bobcat Student Orientation are just a few of the student jobs open right now. Share the tips below with your student:

Start early

Give yourself plenty of time to work through application materials and prepare online searches.

Seek advice

Meet with a career coach to practice interviewing, review your resume and learn networking tips.

Ask around

Let everyone know you're looking for a job. You never know which connections will make the difference.
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Explore near and far

OHIO students are shown working in a garden

As a part of the Go Local Series, the Experiential Learning Office is offering an Alternative Spring Break trip March 11-14. The Alternative Spring Break trip will be an immersive, interdisciplinary experience rooted in service to the surrounding community. The application deadline is Feb. 18.

There are plenty of options for study away through the Office of Global Opportunities. Students can even fulfill some of their general education requirements around the world. Start planning now! 
Explore programs

Experiential Learning funding

An OHIO student is shown working on an art project at the Passion Works studio

Experiential Learning Awards are available to individual undergraduate students on the Athens and regional campuses to support participation in creative activity, community engagement, internships, leadership experiences, research and study away programs. Students can apply for up to $1,000. The application deadline is March 15.

Students could win a Front Room gift card and T-shirt by sharing their experiential learning story.
Learn more about funding

Last call for Leadership Award applications

It's not too late to apply for a Leadership Award! Applications close at the end of the day tomorrow.

Students can get recognized for their work improving the Bobcat community or for the achievements of their student org.
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Password alternative

Students can now opt in to passwordless authentication with their Microsoft Authenticator app. Instead of relying on conventional passwords, it uses alternative authentication methods such as biometrics (like fingerprints or facial recognition) or dynamic one-time passwords delivered through email, SMS or authenticator apps. 
Learn how to set up

Make sure the student voice is heard

Applications are open to become a Student Trustee to ensure the views of students are heard in the Ohio University Board of Trustees deliberations. Trustees are also responsible for sharing the Board’s perspectives on Ohio University issues within the student population. Applications close Feb. 12.
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Upcoming events

Engage Committee Open Forum

Feb. 1 | 12-1 p.m.
Come to Baker University Center, Room 366 for a chance to share your feedback in person about how you want to see OHIO engaged in the community. Attendees get free pizza! 
Register for the Feb. 1 event

Sibs Weekend

Feb. 2-4 
Get ready to welcome your sibs to campus! There's a full weekend of events planned for family and friends. Make your plans now.
View the full schedule of events

Meet your Match

Feb. 12 | 6-8 p.m.
Are you looking for a potential roommate for next year? Or maybe just looking to meet a few new people? Housing & Residence Life invites you to meet students who are looking to make connections with other students living on campus. Join us for games, activities and snacks.
More info

Quick Links

Free Mediation training > Learn how to facilitate conversations in a conflict

Get event updates on Go OHIO > Opt in to the Athens Events channel

Health Scholars Research Symposium > View the research of 64 Bobcats

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