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Keeping Bobcats Informed Parents & Families, Feb. 3, 2021

Keeping Bobcats Informed Parents & Families, Feb. 3, 2021

Bobcat Parents & Families,

When my kids were younger it was simpler to talk with them about important issues like fairness, boundaries, and human rights. Now that they are getting older, they are learning for themselves the kind of people they want to be through their own experiences. I hope you will take the opportunity to talk to your student about these same topics and understand their perspectives. These days I learn much more from them than they do from me. 

Warmly,
Patti

Patricia McSteen
Dean of Students


Celebrating Black History

DIVISION OF DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

This month our entire Bobcat community is reminded of the critical Black voices, heritage, and challenges that influence Ohio University. Black History Month is an opportunity to recognize contributions, encourage reflection, and commit to long-term change and growth for future generations to follow. 

BLACK HISTORY EDUCATION

Learn from History

Add Black authors to your reading list, walk the Athens Black History Tour, view historical images from the library archives on Pinterest, and hear historian and alumni stories.

BLACK HISTORY EVENTS

Gain Fresh Insights

Learn about the impact and roles Black voices are having on politicsglobal health, and sports. Attend the NAACP lecture series, play Black Jeopardy and learn to navigate race conversations.

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

Use Mini Breaks to Recharge

In the place of Spring Break, OHIO will observe three mini-break days – Feb. 9, March 3 and April 1. Join Campus Recreation for a Virtual De-Stress Yoga class during your day off.

CHECK-IN WITH YOUR WELL-BEING

MIND

Download WellTrack app

Tune in for coping clinics

Connect with peer supportcommunity 24/7

BODY

Register for intramurals

Join a day hike or canoe trip

Take a group fitness class

Meet with a fitness coach

SOUL

Work through homesickness

Meet a well-being coach

Get survivor support

CAREER & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER

Career Coaching Leads to NFL Position

"Last season, I received an internship with the 49ers for training camp in their video operations department because I went to Marcquis [in the CLDC] for career coaching. He helped me get that internship, which directly led to this job."  Read Michael's Story >

– Michael Resnick, Video Operations Assistant for the Atlanta Falcons

OHIO UNIVERSITY INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY

OIT Tech Tips

Access your class information wherever you go this semester with mobile apps for Blackboard, Teams, TopHat and more. Students also have free access to Office 365 (Word, Powerpoint, Excel) on desktop or mobile for easy access and collaboration. 

PUBLIC HEALTH & SAFETY

Be Safe, Bobcats

If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 – including feeling like you have a minor cold or flu – do not go to the asymptomatic testing location. You could be spreading the virus to anyone you encounter along the way or at the testing site. 

If you are experiencing symptoms: 

1. Call the Ohio University COVID-19 Hotline (877-682-6819)

2. Submit an Incident Report

3. Follow the rest of OHIO’s symptomatic protocol 

CULINARY SERVICES

Treat Yourself

Pre-order cupcakes, cookies and cake pops for your valentine, or snacks and finger foods for the Super Bowl. Use the OHIO Eats Mobile App to order for pick-up at West 82 in Baker.

GET INVOLVED

Learning Communities

Last chance: Join the LC team >

Leadership Scholarship

Apply to be a Voinovich scholar >

Board of Trustees

Apply to become the student trustee >

OHIO Football

Become a student assistant coach >

Alumni Mentorship

Get paired with a former Bobcat >

Student Jobs

Apply to work with Culinary Services >