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Programs and Events

The transition into the Otterbein community involves many elements, both inside and outside of the classroom. Co-Curricular experiences have always been valued as an important part of a student’s educational experience and therefore the FYE program has significant co-curricular programming to deliver on the overall program goals. A comprehensive schedule will be published each semester with programs that are designated to meet the goals of the FYE Programs.

Fall FYS Co-Curricular Events

Events are open to all Otterbein students.

Many of these events require that you pre-register.  You must register for events you plan to attend at least 48 hours in advance.  If you do not pre-register, you will not be guaranteed a space at the event.  Your instructor may allow you to attend campus events not listed below.  Please consult with your FYS professor to determine what is considered an approved event for your FYS section.  

Registration can be done by clicking the registration link below. 

FYS Co-Curricular Fall Schedule 2015

Date

Name

Location

Description

Registration

August 22
9am-1pm
Fall Plunge Campus Center Spend the morning serving at 1 of 25 community partners! No Registration Needed
September 1
6pm
Van Sant Info Session Library Seminar Room   Registration
September 2
7pm-8:30pm
Under the Lights Towers 114   Registration
September 2
TBD
Campus Fire Safety Day: Resource Fair TBD There will be 5 stations offered during Campus Fire Safety Day that the students would have the opportunity to visit. One station would be smoke simulated area that the students go through to experience what it is like to be in a real fire. The second station is would be a fire extinguisher training area, where students get to use real extinguishers to extinguish a fire, the third station is a guess what melted in the fire, so that students can see how hot a fire really gets and how everyday items typically found in the residence area look when they go through a fire. No Registration Needed
September 2
8:30pm
Campus Fire Safety Day: Movie on the Lawn Behind Towers Hall This year movie is "After the Fire", a real life tragedy that occurred at Setan Hall. Registration
September 2
9-10am
Coffee and Careers Center for Career and Professional Development   Registration
September 2
3-4pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 110   Registration
September 3
7-8:30pm
Diversity Lecture Series Chapel   Registration
September 8
7pm
Learning Styles Library 013   ASC Registration
 September 8 2pm Learn how to REC it on campus!  Rike Center Lounge    Registration
 September 9 6:30pm  Learn how to REC it on campus!  Behind the Rike   Registration 
September 9
5pm
Dare To Be Theoretical: Principles of Leadership Library 124   Registration
September 9
5-6pm
Resumes 1.0 Library 118 Explore the basics of resume development. We will discuss appropriate resume content, formatting, and what you can do to make your resume stand out. Registration
September 15
6:30-8:30pm
Common Book Series: Poverty Simulation Campus Center Lounge   Registration
Registration closes September 14
September 15
7pm
Dare To Be Savvy: Budgets Library Seminar Room   Registration
 September 16 2-3pm Financial Literacy  Library 124    Registration
September 17
3-4pm
Violence Against Women Save Act Towers 112   Registration
September 21
5pm
Dare To Be Challenged: Near-Peer Leadership Library 118   Registration
September 22
5pm
Internships 101: Covering the Basics Library 118 Do you find yourself asking, “What can I do with my major?” or “What kind of career would be a good fit for me?” If so, this session is for you. It’s never too early to start thinking about internships—they can be transformative experiences that assist students with career decision making. This session will discuss the benefits of completing an internship and provide strategies on executing a successful internship search. We’ll also talk about what you can do now to begin preparing for future internships. Registration
September 23
5-6pm
Major and Career Exploration Library 126   Registration
September 23
12-1pm
"Relationships: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" Campus Center All relationships have their ups and downs, but some can actually be dangerous. This discussion will help students understand the spectrum of healthy to abusive relationships, how to help yourself or a friend, and resources available. Presented by Caitlin Tully from the Center for Family Safety and Healing and Julie Saker, Associate Dean of Students. Registration
September 24
2pm
Test Taking Tips Library 127   ASC Registration
September 29
9:00-11:00am
Common Book Series: Meet the Ben Gals Chapel   Registration
September 29
3pm
Test Anxiety Library 013   ASC Registration
September 30
6pm
Dare To Be Practical: Leadership Skills Library 124   Registration
September 30
12:15-1:25pm
Campus Conversations TBD   Registration
September 30
12-1pm
"Positivity: It’s a Choice   Positivity: It's a Choice! Thinking positively and being positive is one of the keys to living a happier life. How can you maintain a positive outlook in times of stress? What are the health benefits to positivity? How can being positive get you out of your slump faster and increase resilience? Join Dr. Kathy Ryan, clinical psychologist and Director of the Counseling Center, to explore how you can develop a healthy, positive perspective. Registration
October 6
2:30pm
Dare To Be Creative: Event Planning Chapel   Registration
October 6
5pm
Internship Panel Library 118 A panel of interns and internship supervisors will provide tips and strategies on how to maximize your internship. Interns will share their experiences and supervisors will discuss what they seek in an intern and how to stand out. Registration
October 6
6pm
Time Management Library Seminar Room   ASC Registration
October 6 or 8
6pm
Auto Care and Otterbein Resources Chapel This program will give an overview of basic car maintenance in addition to including an informative section about OPD's services as a resource for issues with vehicles on campus. OPD is tentatively scheduled to do a hands-on presentation outside to explain how to jump a dead battery and change a tire.  
October 6 or 8
4pm
Residence Hall and Apartment Cooking Campus Center Lounge This program will give an overview of cooking in a residence hall and apartment atmosphere, with heavy emphasis on "microwave cooking". *Tentatively* a chef from Bon Apetit will be present to share easy microwave and oven recipes, incorporating ingredients that can be found in on-campus stores. Safety and on-campus fire alarm systems can also be mentioned in relation to do's and don'ts for cooking in on-campus housing.  
October 7
9-10am
Coffee and Careers Center for Career and Professional Development   Registration
October 7
7-8:30pm
Under the Lights Roush 204   Registration
October 7
12-1pm
"Marijuana: What's the Big Deal, Pros and Cons of Legalizing Weed" Campus Center There’s a lot of conflicting information concerning the legalization of marijuana. Just how dangerous is marijuana? Are there health benefits or disadvantages? What’s happening in the newly legalized states? Join Dr. Robert Braun, Assistant Professor of Health and Sports Sciences, and his students, to learn about legalization pro’s and con’s, and to better understand the limitations of the information currently available, during a debate and discussion. Dr. Braun will moderate the debate. Registration
 October 8 2-3pm  Financial Literacy  Library 127    Registration
October 8
8-9pm
Campbell's Soup, Frosted Flakes and Sex Cowan Hall Linda Hancock from Virginia Commonwealth University will have you laughing out loud about alcohol, sex and everything in between. Registration
October 13
9am-7:30pm
Ottership Job Shadow Day Otterbein/Columbus The Ottership Job Shadow Program is designed to provide Otterbein students with an opportunity to gain in-depth exposure to an industry or occupation of interest. Alumni hosts will plan a unique, half-day shadowing experience that will introduce students to their profession and allow them to see how the theories and skills learned in the classroom are applied to the world of work. Students must apply to participate in the Ottership program. Details can be found at www.otterbein.edu/career. Application deadline is Friday, Sept. 25. Registration
October 14
10-11am
Self Defense Rike Dance Room   Registration
October 14
3-4pm
Violence Against Women Save Act Towers 115   Registration
October 19
5pm
Dare To Be Different: Diversity & Inclusion Library 118   Registration
October 20
12-1:10pm
Campus Conversations TBD   Registration
October 21
7-8:30pm
Under the Lights Towers 114   Registration
October 21
12-1pm
"Step Up or ??” Campus Center Learn how a subtle intervention can make a big difference When Otterbein students see one of their own in a bad position, they step up. Take part in this pro-social behavior/bystander intervention program, presented by Jill McCullough, Assistant Director of Wellness and Student Athlete Mentors (SAM). Registration
October 21-23
All Day
Common Book Series: Common Book Author, Jeanne Marie Laskas on Campus Campus   No Registration Needed
October 24
9am
Fight Hunger Run/Walk 5K Campus This event will serve as an awareness event and fundraiser to Fight Childhood Hunger and is being organized by FYS 1062, FYS 1025 and HSS department students Registration
October 27
3pm
Learning Styes Library 013   ASC Registration
October 28
12-1pm
“Sex: Just So You Know” Campus Center You might already know that young adults are at higher risk for STDs/STIs and unplanned pregnancy, but did you know using barriers and lube can make sex hotter? Join Dr. Eva Fried from the Nursing department for the lunchtime conversation everyone will be talking about! Registration
October 28
4pm
Dare To Be Magnetic: Volunteer Management Library 124   Registration
November 2
10-11am
Self Defense Rike Dance Room   Registration
November 2
3-4pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 117   Registration
November 3
5pm
Dare To Be Fair: Conflict Management Library Seminar Room   Registration
November 4
9-10am
Coffee and Careers Center for Career and Professional Development   Registration
November 4
12-1pm
“Diversity and Wellness: Top 10 Tips” Campus Center We all have stressful situations in our lives for one reason or another. There is a part of our identity that is just difficult to deal with sometimes. What are the stories of your fellow students that show their diverse identities and ultimately propel them to succeed? What is your story? Here is a healthy platform for you to engage those successes and challenges! Presented by James Prysock III, Assistant Director of Diversity Registration
November 4
3pm
Test Anxiety Library 127   ASC Registration
November 4
6-7:45pm
Common Book Series: Panel of Hidden Workers Roush 114   Registration
November 4
7-8:30pm
Under the Lights Towers 114   Registration
November 9
3pm
Dare To Be Me: Identity Development Library 118   Registration
November 11
5-6pm
What I Wish I Would’ve Known: Young Alumni Panel Library 126   Registration
 November 12 7:30pm Pride and Prejudice and Zombies  Library, 1st Floor  Patti Frick will discuss the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and how this work fits into themes of her class, "Our Monsters, Ourselves."  Registration
November 13
7-9pm
International Night Campus Center Lounge   Registration
November 16
12:15-1:25pm
Campus Conversations TBD   Registration
November 17
5pm
Dare To Be Real: Myers-Briggs Library Seminar Room   Registration
November 18
7-8:30pm
Under the Lights Roush 204   Registration
November 19
2pm
Test Taking Tips Library 127   ASC Registration
November 19-20
TBD
Tunnel of Oppression TBD   No Registration Needed
November 21
8am-4pm
Under the Lights Football Hall of Fame, Canton, Ohio   Registration
December 2
3:30pm
Finals Prep Library 127   ASC Registration
December 2
6-8pm
Winter Holidays Campus Center Lounge   Registration
December 2
9-10am
Coffee and Careers Center for Career and Professional Development   Registration

Questions about events? Email fye@otterbein.edu or by call 823-3202.

For more information about co-curricular programming or transition support, please contact Leah Schuh, 614-823-3202, lschuh@otterbein.edu.

/Contact FYE

The Center for Student Success is your contact for FYE and is Located at 172 W. Main Street (Nestled between Tau Delta and TEM, Across from the Science Center)

Office Hours
M-Th: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
F: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614-823-1624

 

Kate Lehman, Assistant Dean for Student Success
studentsuccess@otterbein.edu