Keeping Bobcats Informed, Oct. 13, 2022
Bobcat Parents & Families,
Another successful Homecoming Week in the books! Thank you to all who were able to travel to campus to join in on the celebration. It was so great to see Bobcats of all generations back on the greens this past weekend, and I look forward to when the time comes for our current students to return to Athens each year to celebrate our community.
Though we are experiencing perfect fall weather this week in Athens, cold weather is approaching. This time of year is more important than ever to stay physically active, not just for mental health, but also for academic success. That gets a little trickier as the seasons start to change, but luckily the University has plenty of options to keep moving. Encourage your student to explore the various group fitness classes, competitive sports, and outdoor pursuits trips that Campus Recreation has to offer.
Kathy A Fahl, MSW
Dean of Students
LGBTQ+ History Month
October marks a time for reflection and celebration of what the LGBTQ+ community has accomplished. This month is focused on both developing a sense of community and educating Bobcats about how to engage with current issues.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Diversity First Career Fair
The Diversity First Career Fair is happening virtually today from 1 to 4 p.m. This is a professional networking opportunity that allows you to connect with employers to learn about their diversity programs, recruiting initiatives, and potential positions. Register now
How much is too much?
Keep tabs on your alcohol consumption
Am I finishing my drinks faster than my friends? What is my limit and how many drinks have I had? Am I drinking specifically to get drunk?
Learn more about high-risk drinking
Connect with the Collegiate Recovery Community
COUNSELING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
Utilize OHIO's free counseling services
There is a misconception that you have to wait long periods of time to see a counselor or get help. You can help change that narrative by exploring a number of services CPS offers that are easily accessible. Students can access services by dropping in, using Let’s Talk Hours, calling our crisis line, or attending one of the coping clinic sessions that are offered five days a week. Graduate students can also attend The Grad Pad, offered weekly.
COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS
Apply for the Global Arts Festival
The third annual Global Arts Festival is happening April 13-15, 2023, and is currently accepting applications for submissions of papers, presentations, workshops, and performances. Learn more and apply
Join OHIO's Culinary Team
In addition to the recent pay increase, each student employee who works a minimum of a four-hour shift will receive a free meal. You'll also receive $25 in Bobcat Cash if you refer two new hires. If both new hires work at least four hours, every week for eight weeks, the referrer will receive an additional $50 in Bobcat cash, AND each of the referrals will receive $25 in Bobcat Cash.
Better Bobcat Box
If you are too sick to go to a dining court, have a friend or roommate bring your OHIO ID and ask to see a manager for a Better Bobcat Box. You'll get a to-go box and a beverage cup. An additional beverage cup may be requested for soup.
Not able to make it to a dining court due to a class conflict or a University function? Plan to order a Sack Meal and pick up your pre-packaged lunch the next day! To order a meal from The District, call 740.597.5904. To order from Nelson Court, call 740.597.1111.
OIT TECH TIPS
Connect to Eduroam
Eduroam is the preferred Wi-Fi network for all students on campus. Be sure to connect your computers, phones, and tablets to this Wi-Fi network. Eduroam is more secure than other Wi-Fi networks, and you’ll experience better connectivity across campus!
BE SAFE BOBCATS
Get your flu shot and COVID booster
There are two flu shot/COVID booster clinics scheduled for students. Bring your OHIO ID, insurance card (or a photo on your phone), and COVID vaccine card if you want the COVID booster.
Thurs, Oct. 13 | 9-11 a.m. | Baker 233
Tues, Oct. 20 | 3-5 p.m. | Baker 235
Sign up for an intramural sport: Be sure to register by Oct. 19!
Voter info for OHIO students: Prepare for the Nov. 8 election
Financial account balances due Oct. 21: Avoid the late fee and pay your balance
Calendar of events: See what's happening on campus