Keeping Bobcats Informed, Jan 18, 2023

Published: January 18, 2023 Author: Staff reports

Bobcat Parents and Families,

Though this message typically comes from the Dean, I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Lyn Redington and I have recently stepped in as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs. I am so thrilled to be joining the OHIO community as it is a privilege to work with such bright and motivated students.

Prior to coming to Athens, I served as the vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Idaho State University. Throughout my 30 years in higher education, I have remained committed to students' academic excellence and achievement, and my time at OHIO will be no different.

I am also pleased to share that Kathy Fahl, who has most recently served as the interim dean of students, has agreed to serve in that role full-time. Kathy has been with the University since 2018 and continues to serve as a top student advocate. 

On behalf of all of us in Student Affairs, we look forward to another successful semester. Please remember you can always reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Go Bobcats!

Dr. Lyn Redington, PhD
Interim Vice President for Student Affairs


 Join us as we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! This year's celebration aims to embody one of Dr. King's most remarkable traits: compassion.

WED., JAN. 18

Black Excellence Panel


Community Service Fair

FRI., JAN. 20

Comedy and Variety Show

Full Week of Events

Habits: You Are What You Do.

This time of year you might be thinking about new habits you want to create. You might want to study consistently, apply to internships, or get outside. Whatever it is, you'll find more success in establishing and sustaining a new behavior if you make it obvious, make it attractive, make it easy, and make it satisfying. 

Let's take the example of applying to internships. There are many steps to applying to an internship, so we'll assume you already have a basic resume and a list of positions you're planning to submit applications to.

Make it obvious

Get specific and pair it with a current habit. When I turn on my laptop in the morning, I'll pick one position to submit my resume to.

Make it attractive

Make the new habit something you crave by pairing it with something you love doing. After I submit my resume, I'll watch Netflix!

Make it easy

Remove barriers to performing the habit. Before I start applying to positions, I'll have my resume reviewed by a career coach.

Make it satisfying

Sustain the new habit with a reward. If I submit three resumes in a week, I'll buy myself a treat at Front Room Coffeehouse.

From James Clear's "Atomic habits: An easy and proven way to build good habits and break bad ones," you can learn how to achieve any goal by breaking it down into the habits needed to accomplish it.


Meet Your New Leaders

President Hugh Sherman has named Dr. Lyn Redington as OHIO's new interim vice president for student affairs and Kathy Fahl, who was previously serving as the interim dean of students, has agreed to serve as the dean permanently.

When asked to share about the values that drive her work, Dr. Redington talked about prioritizing people, building trust, valuing the qualities of courage, kindness and playfulness, and bringing everyone who wants a chance to contribute to the table. 

We're excited to welcome her to OHIO!


Apply Now

This spring, more than two dozen awards and scholarships will be granted to students in recognition of their hard work and commitment to OHIO. Get familiar with all of the awards and apply for as many as is applicable by Feb. 1.

Great Student Employees Wanted. No Pressure.

Looking for a job this semester? We've got you covered. Check out the many student positions open at OHIO.

Global Network Fellow   Bobcat Peer Educator   Learning Community Leader   Kids on Campus –  Afterschool Team Leader.  Assistant Resident Director.  Peer Tutor – Multimedia Specialist

Find an Active Community

Between balancing class work and maintaining a personal life, exercise and nutrition can easily slip to the bottom of your priority list. Neglecting your well-being can cause you to lose focus on your studies, build stress, and feel unmotivated. We're here to help you stay on track. Consider joining an intramural sport — sign ups open until Jan. 25. Prefer to get active in the gym? Check out the new group fitness schedule or join the F45 community

OIT Tech Tips

The future of Blackboard

Changes are coming to Blackboard and you’re invited to a sneak preview. Watch the demonstrations of potential learning management system platforms and provide your feedback on the LMS Evaluation website (requires OHIO login to comply with RFP guidelines).

Changes to authentication

Microsoft announced that Apple Watch will no longer be compatible with Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) due to a security update. You are encouraged to delete the Microsoft Authenticator app from your Apple Watch. Learn more about the update.

Quick Links

Recruitment season starts today

Learn about Greek Life at OHIO

Free cookies and cocoa?

Head to the Women's Panhellenic Association informal recruitment

Pick up a rapid antigen test 

Available on all OHIO campuses