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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.

Spring 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 Spring Schedule 2016

Date

Name

Location

Description

Registration

January 13 6pm Ross Leadership Hour with Donatos Chairwoman Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center Jane Grote Abell, chairwoman of the board of Donatos, will share key insight from her four decades of experience growing a small pizza shop on the south side of Columbus into a business that eventually sold to the biggest restaurant company in the world.  Ross Registration
January 14 7pm  Free Movie: Concussion Marcus Crosswoods Cinema
300 Hutchinson Ave.
Columbus, OH

“Jeanne Marie Laskas first met the young forensic pathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu in 2009, while reporting a story for GQ that would go on to inspire the movie Concussion. Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America’s favorite sport and puts Omalu in the crosshairs of football’s most powerful corporation: the NFL.” – Penguin Random House

 

Sign up for the movie is limited. You can begin signing up on Monday, January 11 in the Center for Student Involvement. Sign up is first come, first serve. After signing-up for the movie, arrive to Marcus Theatres on January 14 by 7pm with your Cardinal Card. You will receive your movie ticket and a voucher for free popcorn there.

January 15 11am-1pm Winter Involvement Fair  Campus Center    No Registration Needed
January 19
4pm
Van Sant Info Session Library 118   CCE Registration
January 20
3-4pm
MLK Convocation Cowan Hall   No Registration Needed
January 20
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. FYE Registration
January 20
5-8:30pm
 Pack the Mac Campus Center Rooms 1-3 The CCE has a grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service to package macaroni and cheese dinners with supplies from the Outreach Program of Des Moines, Iowa.  We will donate the dinners to WARM and our campus food pantry in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service.  Pack the Mac Registration
January 21
11:30am-12:30pm
Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Internship Fair Campus Center Network with current students who have completed internships in a variety of industries. Learn about internship opportunities available to Otterbein students, build your networking skills and gain insight on how to search for internships and maximize your internship experience. FYE Registration
January 23
8:30am-1:30pm
Cardinal Career Conference Roush Hall This half-day conference will equip students with the tools and resources necessary to develop and successfully execute their job and/or internship search strategy. Alumni and professionals representing a variety of industries will present on topics including: resume development, interviewing skills, personal branding & LinkedIn, and job & internship search strategies. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with and hear from a panel of alumni. The event will culminate in an etiquette luncheon facilitated by a certified etiquette professional. This event is FREE and all participants will receive an Otterbein University padfolio. Advanced registration is required. Register at www.otterbein.edu/career by Tuesday, January 19th. www.otterbein.edu/career
January 25
5pm
Resume Workshop 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. FYE Registration
January 25
7-8:30pm
Behind the Scenes Towers 117   FYE Registration
January 26
4pm
Learning Styles Library 013 Do you learn better with careful instructions, or do you prefer to solve, assemble, mix, or build--do it yourself? Do you like lecture or discussion classes, on-line or face-to-face? Would you rather work alone or with a group? We'll explore the ways that you learn, and we’ll talk about strategies for learning more effectively. ASC Registration
January 26
5pm
Dare To Be Fair: Conflict Management Library 124   CCE Registration
January 27
2-3pm
Eating Disorders and Otterbein Students Roush 114 Wellness will collaborate with the Center for Balanced Living and Otterbein Rec and Fitness to bring students, coaches and key faculty vital information on eating disorders and how they impact students. FYE Registration
February 1
6:30pm
Dare To Be Practical: Leadership Skills Library 127   CCE Registration
February 3
9am
Cocoa and Careers Center for Career and Professional Development Stop by for free cocoa and informal conversation about career topics! FYE Registration
February 8
5pm
Exploring Majors and Careers Library 118 This session will provide resources and information to help you explore majors and careers.  You will learn about practical steps you can take all four years to graduate on time and achieve your post-Otterbein goals!  FYE Registration
CANCELLED:
February 9
2-3pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 235   CANCELLED
CANCELLED:
February 9
3-4pm
Violence Against Women SAVE Act Towers 235    CANCELLED
February 10 5-6pm Team Consent Towers 114    FYE Registration
February 10
5:30pm
Dare To Be Savvy: Budgets Library 118   CCE Registration
February 10 6pm Otterbein Debate: Guns on Campus John Thomas Ludlum Student Lounge - Art and Communication Building
The event will be streamed live on http://otterbein.tv and simulcast on 97.5 WOBN and wobn.net.  It should last 30 minutes.
No Registration Needed
February 11
2pm
Test Taking Tips Library 013 Are you looking for ways to improve your test taking skills? We will explore different test taking strategies to use for any type of test and also look at specific strategies for multiple choice, essay and math tests. ASC Registration
February 12-26  360 Proof Assessment Assessment Link  The 360 Proof survey primarily addresses alcohol use--or nonuse for abstainers--and the unwanted effects students have experienced as a result of drinking. The survey is anonymous, and many of the questions are personal in nature. You can be assured that your responses will never be matched with your name. This online survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. If you choose to participate, you can complete the survey now or anytime until February 26, 2016. Once you have completed the survey, send an email to jmccullough@otterbein.edu or Christine Steines at csteines@otterbein.edu to be eligible for a drawing to win a $20 Visa gift card. Several gift cards will be given away.  Assessment Link
February 15 4:30-6:30pm The Mask You Live In. Film & Talkback
Towers 110
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become “real” men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the “boy crisis” and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
 
 

FYE Registration
February 16
5:30pm
Dare To Be Creative: Event Planning TBD   CCE Registration
February 17
3-5pm
Non-Profit Job and Internship Fair Campus Center Learn about internship and full-time opportunities with local non-profit organizations. Nearly 30 organizations will be in attendance. FYE Registration
February 17
5:30pm
Non-Profit Career Panel Library 118 Representatives from a variety of non-profits will discuss their organizational mission and available job opportunities. Panelists will also share their career paths and offer advice. FYE Registration
February 17
6-8pm
Serving with AmeriCorps Workshop TBD   FYE Registration
February 18
3pm
Test Anxiety Library 013  "I hate exams!" "I study but then I freeze up on every test!" "Tests make me so anxious!" Sound familiar? Then this session is for YOU! Join us to discuss test anxiety, explore ways to break the cycle, and practice techniques that can help relieve some of the stress brought on when taking a test. ASC Registration
February 21
7pm
Global Choral Festival Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center Free and open to the public No Registration Needed
February 22
4pm
Dare To Be Theoretical: Principles of Leadership Library 127   CCE Registration
February 22
7-8:30pm
Behind the Scenes Towers 117   FYE Registration
February 22
7:30pm
2016 Vernon L. Pack Distinguished Lecturer: Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! Public Lecture Fritsche Theatre, Cowan Hall Role of Independent Media in Promoting Social Change, Peace and Justice
(Free. Tickets required. Tickets available in the box office beginning January 19.)
No Registration Needed. Tickets Required Through Box Office.
February 22
9pm
2016 Vernon L. Pack Distinguished Lecturer: Amy Goodman from Democracy Now! Book Signing Roush Hall   No Registration Needed
February 23 10-11:45am Making the Invisible, Visible: Migrant Farm Families  Chapel Dr. Amanda S. Jackson is a pediatrician in Soledad, California.  She graduated from Emory University in Atlanta with degrees in chemistry and music.  She received an NCAA graduate school scholarship for her accomplishments in basketball and tennis.  She also earned an M.A. in public health at Emory and an M.D. at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.  Mandy has been employed at clinics that serve immigrant farm families from Mexico since 2005.

Ms. Marisol Ayala Garcia is a junior in high school in Soledad.  She has worked in the fields for the past three summers, hoeing the fields of Salinas Valley, California, the so-called "salad bowl" of the U.S.  Marisol is a third-generation farm worker and lives with her parents and two younger sisters.  She plans to attend college and become a teacher.  She quotes Cesar Chavez: "When any person suffers for someone in greater need, that person is a human."  
 FYE Registration
February 23 12-1:45pm  Making the Invisible, Visible: Migrant Farm Families  Chapel    FYE Registration
February 23
2-3pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 235   FYE Registration
February 23
3-4pm
Violence Against Women SAVE Act Towers 235   FYE Registration
February 23 6:15-8:00pm Making the Invisible, Visible: Migrant Farm Families  Roush 114    FYE Registration
February 25
6pm
Time Management Library 127 During this interactive workshop students will learn effective time management techniques and create their own Master Schedules. The session will focus on strategies for managing life as a student that balances study and commitments with self-care and a social life. Students should bring their course syllabi and calendars/planners to the session. ASC Registration
March 7
6-7:30pm
Meet the Candidates Campus Center Lounge   No Registration Needed
March 8
7-8:30pm
Presidential Conversations Campus Center Lounge   No Registration Needed
March 8
2-3pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 235   FYE Registration
March 8
3-4pm
Violence Against Women SAVE Act Towers 235   FYE Registration
March 8
7-8:30pm
Diversity Lecture Series Chapel   FYE Registration
March 9
3pm
Learning Styles Library 013 Do you learn better with careful instructions, or do you prefer to solve, assemble, mix, or build--do it yourself? Do you like lecture or discussion classes, on-line or face-to-face? Would you rather work alone or with a group? We'll explore the ways that you learn, and we’ll talk about strategies for learning more effectively.
ASC Registration
March 9
3-5pm
Health Opportunities Fair Campus Center Through this event students will have the opportunity to Explore Career Paths, Network with Professionals, and Connect with Employers. Connect with graduate program representatives and recruiters in the healthcare field looking to hire. No Registration Needed
March 9
5pm
Dare To Be Magnetic: Volunteer Management Library 118   CCE Registration
March 11
6pm-1am
OtterTHON Clements Recreation Center 7 hours of dancing on your feet to bring HOPE to local families of kids of Nationwide Children's Hospital. Bring your tutu, your energy, and your dance moves (good or bad!) and join us in making miracles happen!
Learn more at: OtterTHON
OtterTHON Registration
March 14
7-8:30pm
Behind the Scenes Towers 117   FYE Registration
March 15
4pm
Dare To Be Challenged: Near-Peer Leadership Library 118   CCE Registration
March 16

5-6pm

SafeZone: Gender Diversity 101
Towers 114    FYE Registration
March 21
5pm
Dare To Be Different: Diversity and Inclusion Library 126   CCE Registration
March 21
5pm
The Internship Search Library 118 This session will address internship search resources, provide an overview of Cardinal Careers (Otterbein’s online job and internship board) and focus on strategies to help you execute a successful internship search. FYE Registration
March 22 6:30-8pm Poverty in Ohio Roush 213 At the workshop, students can learn more about poverty in Franklin County and the ways VISTA serves to alleviate poverty. Two VISTA alums, Zach Reat and Sarah Douglas, will be there to answer questions on how their previous VISTA terms relate to their current work in nonprofit organizations. There will also be information on how to get involved as a Summer Associate VISTA at the Otterbein Community Garden this summer, as well as how to become a full time VISTA after graduation. 
No Registration Needed
March 23
3pm
Test Anxiety Library 127 "I hate exams!" "I study but then I freeze up on every test!" "Tests make me so anxious!" Sound familiar? Then this session is for YOU! Join us to discuss test anxiety, explore ways to break the cycle, and practice techniques that can help relieve some of the stress brought on when taking a test.
ASC Registration
March 23
5-8pm
Five Pillars Program- Islam and the Evolution of Monotheism Roush 114 This is an annual program hosted by the Muslim Student Association for the Otterbein University community. The theme this year is based on interfaith; how Islam has evolved from the roots and history of Christianity and Judaism as one of the main three monotheistic religions. We will start with a discussion of the Islamic, Christian, and Jewish faiths. Following, a student panel consisting of various members of MSA will take place. Before closing the program, we will have a dinner that portrays how a Ramadan dinner is carried out. Our goal is to show how similar Islam is to Christianity and Judaism by looking at the roots and history of each faith. MSA's hope is that each Otterbein guest can walk away with a better understanding of Muslims on campus and Islam in general.

 5 Pillars Registration
March 23 6pm Otterbein Debate: Greek Life John Thomas Ludlum Student Lounge - Art and Communication Building
The event will be streamed live on http://otterbein.tv and simulcast on 97.5 WOBN and wobn.net.  It should last 30 minutes.
 No Registration Needed
March 28
7-8:30pm
Behind the Scenes Towers 117   FYE Registration
March 28
7-9pm
Dine on a Dime Campus Center Lounge and various microwave locations across campus 
This is an event where students in teams of five will compete to cook meals in microwaves. Judges will taste each of the dishes, and the team that wins will participate in a food fight against their other team members. The event is for students to simulate cooking with healthy, nutritious food on a budget (they will only get a set amount of food to cook with) and they can only use the microwave to cook. There will also be nutrition students there to talk about the importance of a healthy diet and making healthy choices. This event is hosted by Promise House and the Center for Community Engagement. 
 No Registration Needed
March 30
10am
Dare To Be Me: Identity Development TBD   CCE Registration
April 5
2-3pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 235   FYE Registration
April 5
3-4pm
Violence Against Women SAVE Act Towers 235   FYE Registration
April 5
4pm
Dare To Be Real: Myers-Briggs Library 118   CCE Registration
April 5 or 6
8-11pm
Take Back the Night TBD   No Registration Needed
April 6
9am
Cocoa and Careers Center for Career and Professional Development Stop by for free cocoa and informal conversation about career topics! FYE Registration
April 6
5pm
What I Wish I Would’ve Known: Young Alumni Panel Library 118 Get advice and insight from recent graduates as they discuss Life After Otterbein. FYE Registration
April 7
2pm
Test Taking Tips Library 126 Are you looking for ways to improve your test taking skills? We will explore different test taking strategies to use for any type of test and also look at specific strategies for multiple choice, essay and math tests.
ASC Registration
April 11
7-9pm
LGBTQIA+ Week:
Kai Davis, Spoken Word and Storytelling.
Campus Center,

Pit Theatre

This event will feature Kai Davis – poet, spoken word artist, and award-winning force on the slam scene. Kai Davis is a queer woman of color and her work addresses the intersections between gender, sexuality, and race. In addition, the event will feature Otterbein student performers: Josh Brandon, Lizzie Casto, Amelia Gramling, Gyasi Hall, Claudia Owusu, Tahira Murphy, Claire Murphy, and more. Together, they will slam, poeticize, and storytell. Performances will say something powerful and profound about how we live identity. And they consciousness raise about complex and compounding forms of stigma, prejudice, and discrimination. 
FYE Registration
April 11
7-9:30pm
Behind the Scenes Movie Theater   FYE Registration
April 12 7-9pm Suicide Awareness Open Mic Night Campus Center

Rooms 1-2

An opportunity to hear from and work with your peers about their experiences with suicide. All are welcome to come by, hear and share stories, and learn about the services provided at Otterbein and ways to get help. 
No Registration Needed
April 14
9:30-10:30pm
LGBTQIA+ Week:

lgbtqia+ and psychological wellness  

46 W Home St
Westerville, OH

Join us for a candid, engaging conversation about lgbtqia+ identities and psychological health. We will talk about the ways that gender and sexual oppression put lgbtqia+ people at-risk for psychological distress. We will talk about more sensitive language for naming that struggle. We will  learn more about self care, resources, and resilience. We will tell the truth, break silences, and enable more truth and healing around us. 


FYE Registration
April 14
5-6pm
LGBTQIA+ Week: Speak Out Towers Lawn An inclusive, welcoming open mic event that brings us all into voice. Students reflect on silence and voice. They talk about marginalization, empowerment, connection, and survival. They say what matters. Rain location: Fisher Gallery.
FYE Registration
April 14 11am-2pm Student Health Fair Campus Center Lounge Our goal for the fair is to increase awareness and utilization of community health resources; to inform and educate about health issues; to influence participants to utilize community resources to help them live healthier lives. We plan on having over 25 exhibitors that will vary from chiropractors to grocery stores. There will be something for everyone.
No Registration Needed
April 16
9am-4pm
Cardinal Leadership Summit Campus Center   Cardinal Leadership Summit Registration
April 16
7-10pm
LGBTQIA+ Week: Other Prom Roush 114

Music, punch, streamers, refreshments, and fancy shoes. An lgbtqia+ welcoming dance event. It will be a blast.

FYE Registration
April 18
6pm
Last Lecture Chapel   No Registration Needed
April 19
3pm
Finals Prep Library 126 During this interactive workshop students will create a concrete study plan for the last week of the semester and final exams. The session will emphasize time management, study strategies, and self-care. Students should bring their course syllabi and calendars/planners to the session.
ASC Registration
April 22
7-9pm
Noble Transitions Riley Auditorium, Battelle Fine Arts Center   No Registration Needed

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

To apply to have your event FYE approved, please fill out this form.

For more information about co-curricular programming or transition support, please contact Jennifer Bechtold, 614-823-3202, jbechtold@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