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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 2016

Date

Name

Location

Description

Registration

August 19
9-11pm
Party with Cardy Clements Recreation Center Come end First Flight week and party with Cardy! Activities will include SuperGames, full size hamster balls, bartender school with prizes for winners, a drunk driving simulator and a go-cart provided by Westerville Police! Free food, drinks, and t-shirts for those who come out! No Registration Needed
August 20
8:30am-1pm
Fall Plunge Campus Center Lounge The Fall Plunge is an opportunity for students to dive into service even before the semester begins. We start out at the campus center then the go to various non-profit organizations around Westerville and Columbus in smaller groups. Transportation Provided! Register during First Flight
August 22 12-2pm Office of Diversity Welcome Back Social House of Black Culture
154 W Home St
  No Registration Needed
August 24
9-11am
Commuter Social Commuter Lounge
- Towers Hall
  No Registration Needed
August 31
6pm
Van Sant Info Session Library 124

 

 CCE Registration 
September 6
4pm
Dare to be Fair: Conflict Management Library Seminar Room

 

CCE Registration 
September 7
9:30-10am
Cocoa & Careers Chat Center for Career and Professional Development
(Behind the Rock)

Stop by for free hot chocolate and informal conversation about career topics!

No Registration Needed
September 7
6pm
Town Hall: Police and Community Towers 112 #cardsSTANDtogether FYE Registration
September 8
4-5pm
Financial Literacy Workshop Roush 336   FYE Registration
September 9 4:30-5:30pm Women's, Gender & Sexuality Resource Center (WGSRC) Coffee Hour 25 W Home St Room 159 Connect. Grab a cuppa. Meet the Advocates. Talk. Discover more about what’s possible at the WGSRC.
No Registration Needed.
September 12
5-6:30pm
Stress & Your Body Chapel Find out information about how stress impacts your body and your daily functioning and learn a few practical tools to help you distress. FYE Registration
September 14
5pm
Dare to be Challenged: Near-Peer Leadership Library 124   CCE Registration 
September 14
7-8:30pm
Leadership & Sports (Diversity of Ideas & Leadership Styles) Roush 426 There are several leaders that are a vital part of making a team. But what really makes a leader special are the diverse ideas they bring to the table. Through this interactive workshop, participants will delve into the cause and effects of different ideas that help make leaders great.
#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
September 15 4pm

Metacognition: Thinking about How You Think and How You Learn

Library 013

Are you studying for long periods of time and not getting the results you want?  Are you finding that you're not always sure how to study the material in your college classes?  We'll examine some principles of learning and discuss strategies for learning more effectively.

ASC Registration
September 13
5-6pm
Resumes 101 Library 126 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
September 15 8-10pm Columbus Queer Open Mic Wild Goose Creative 2491 Summit St, Columbus, OH 43202 Every third Thursday of the month, the Columbus Queer Open Mic and Social gathers at Wild Goose for a variety show featuring local and out-of-town talent. Come by early to mingle with queer art lovers, watch the show and support queer voices, stay late to socialize! The mic is open to a variety of things: poetry, music, comedy, storytelling, and more! If your work can be read or performed on a stage in 5 minutes or less, then it’s fair game, just talk to one of the hosts to sign up! The Columbus Queer Mic and Social is a brave space. Respect for identities and experience is expected as is an understanding for growth and dialogue. Any instances of racism, homophobia, transphobia, sexism, classism, ableism, ageism, or fatphobia will be addressed by the hosts. You can contact the hosts of the Columbus Queer Open Mic and Social at columbusqueeropenmic@gmail.com. $5 cover, $3 for students. #cardsSTANDtogether
 

No Registration Needed

Cover is $3 for students.
September 19
4pm
Dare to be Theoretical: Leadership Theory Library 127   CCE Registration 
September 22
1pm
Test Taking Tips Library127 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
September 22
1-2pm
Violence Against Women Act/Clery Act Towers 241 This is a new federal requirement to train on awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking. FYE Registration
September 22
2-3pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 122 The training combines lecture with practical survival skills on what to do if a shooter is encountered on campus including in the same room as students. FYE Registration
September 22
6-8pm
Self Defense Rike Fitness Room This covers basic self-defense principles related to survival of sexual and/or physical attacks. It is primarily hands-on practical training. FYE Registration
September 23 - November 5 All Day Dare To Be Heard

Columbus Cultural Arts Center

139 W Main St, Columbus, OH 43215
An exhibit and series of programs that celebrate the work and voices of over 20 contemporary women artists. #cardsSTANDtogether
No Registration Needed
September 24
9am-1pm
Cardinal Career Conference Campus Center 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.
Co-sponsored by Bon Appetit & Alumni Relations
Register at www.otterbein.edu/career by Tuesday, Sept. 20.
September 27
5-6pm
Internships 101: Covering the Basics Library 126 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. FYE Registration
September 27
7pm
Dare to be Savvy: Budgets Library Seminar Room   CCE Registration 
September 28 - October 2
1-4pm on Wednesdays
Docent-Led Tours at Cultural  Arts Center

Cultural Arts Center Main Gallery

139 W Main St, Columbus, OH 43215

DARE Programming
September 29
3pm
Test Anxiety Library 200 "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
September 29  7-8:30 Differences in Community  Roush 426  

Sports and society have a very interesting relationship. As with any relationship, there are pros and cons. Through this program, we will explore both. Believeland is Cleveland to the core. It's the story of the fans whose love and loyalty have endured despite half a century of losing, and the spiritual and economic impact of sports in a city that has suffered more than its share of scorn. Above all, Believeland is a testament to the unique power of sports to create communal bonds faith and love, regardless of the final score. Youngstown Boys explores class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel. 
#cardsSTANDtogether

FYE Registration
October 1 10am-2:30pm Zine Workshop

Columbus Cultural Arts Center

139 W Main St, Columbus, OH 43215
Participants will learn how to make a zine. The Dare to be Heard (DTBH) Exhibition will have a dedicated space for attendees to make and add comments, drawings, and poems to the Exhibition.  At the end of the Exhibit, all content from the community space, as well as content from participating artists, will be formatted into a Dare to be Heard zine. It will be distributed for free. Zine publishing party will coincide with the DARE Poetry Performance and closing reception on 11/05/2016.     
DARE Programming
October 4
10am-12pm
Get to Know: J.P. Morgan Chase Columbus, Ohio Curious about the opportunities available at one of the largest employers in central Ohio? This two-hour field trip to their Polaris Parkway location will provide an overview of available opportunities and tour of their building. Advanced registration required at www.otterbein.edu/career. Deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 26 Advanced registration required at www.otterbein.edu/career. Deadline to apply is Monday, Sept. 26
 October 4
1-4pm
Study Abroad Fair  Campus Center Join us to learn more about Otterbein's May Term travel courses, exchange universities, direct enrollment and program providers. Meet students who have studied abroad, talk with faculty leading May term travel courses and visit with representatives offering fall, spring and summer study abroad programs. Contact studyabroad@otterbein.edu for more info. FYE Registration
October 4
5-6pm
Let's TACO-about LinkedIn & Networking Library 126 Nearly 70% of internships and jobs are secured via networking. This workshop will provide you with sound tips and strategies to activate and expand your professional network. And, we’ll celebrate National Taco Day! FYE Registration
October 5
9:30-10am
Cocoa & Careers Chat Center for Career and Professional Development (Behind the Rock)

Stop by for free hot chocolate and informal conversation about career topics!

No Registration Needed
October 5
3pm
Time Management Library127 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
October 5
5pm
Dare to be Different: Diversity & Inclusion Library 124 #cardsSTANDtogether CCE Registration 
October 6
7-8:30pm
Team Colors (Race and Diversity) Roush 426 One of the most enriching parts of sports is cultural diversity. Individuals from different cultures have helped bring diverse playing styles, fashion trends, methods of communication and cultural competency to the game they love. We will explore some key examples of these contributions and how they changed the climate of their respective sports.
#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
 October 8
1-4 pm
 Poetry Workshop with Amit Majmudar  Towers 110 Ohio's first Poet Laureate is coming to campus to host a Ghazal workshop, Ghazal being an Indian lyric poem.  Attendees will try their hand at writing these, and will hear from the experiences of this poet.  FYE Registration
October 11
9am-6pm
Ottership Job Shadow Day Roush 204 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/ottership.  Application deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 20th. #Ottership2016 Details and registration can be found at www.otterbein.edu/ottership.  Application deadline is Tuesday, Sept. 20th.
October 12 6pm Otterbein Debate: Electoral College vs. Popular Vote John Thomas Ludlum Student Lounge - Art and Communication Building The event will be streamed live on otterbein.tv and simulcast on 97.5 FM WOBN and wobn.net.  It will last 30 minutes.
No Registration Needed
October 13
5-6:30pm
How Your Thoughts Impact Stress Counseling Center Learn how your thoughts can impact how you deal with stress, and find out ways to challenge and change this way of thinking FYE Registration
October 13 7pm Film: "Call Her Applebroog"

Otterbein University and the Cultural Arts Center in conjunction with the exhibit, Dare to be Heard, presents CALL HER APPLEBROOG, Beth B’s personal documentary about her mother, artist Ida Applebroog.  An open discussion will follow the film. Run Time: 70 minutes. This deeply personal portrait of acclaimed New York–based artist Ida Applebroog was shot with mischievous reverence by her filmmaker daughter, Beth B (Exposed). Born in the Bronx to Orthodox Jewish émigrés from Poland, Applebroog, now in her 80s, looks back at how she expressed herself through decades of drawings and paintings, as well as her private journals. With her daughter’s encouragement, she investigates the stranger that is her former self, a woman who found psychological and sexual liberation through art. As Beth B finds a deeper understanding of her mother as a human being, Applebroog shares a newfound appreciation for her own provocative work. –MoMA Doc Fortnight

#cardsSTANDtogether
No Registration Needed.
October 17
5-6pm
Resumes 101 Library 127 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
October 18
4pm
Dare to be Me: Identity Development Library Seminar Room #cardsSTANDtogether CCE Registration 
October 18
7-8:30pm
The Arena of Masculinity Roush 426

What is the relationship between sports and masculinity? Is it an arena where it is cultivated into stereotypical paradigms or is it a place where norms are broken? One film, Iron Virgin, talks about the pressures of resiliency of being your authentic self. A.C. Green played in a record 1,192 consecutive NBA games. As a power forward for the Los Angeles Lakers, he won three NBA championships. But what made A.C. Green truly distinctive was the courage of his convictions. As this ESPN 30 for 30 Short points out, Green was a devout Christian who maintained his virginity throughout his 16 years in the NBA, nine of them spent in the tempting, hedonistic atmosphere of Los Angeles. That didn't stop him from being a fierce, passionate competitor on the court. It just meant that he was someone who, as teammate James Worthy says, "could stay strong and not be broken." It was only after he retired after the 2000-01 season that Green got married.

 #cardsSTANDtogether
 FYE Registration
October 19
11am-2pm
STI Prevention and Sexual Health Campus Center Lounge Attendees will learn about sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and how to avoid them. Planned Parenthood and Nationwide Children's Hospital will have booths to help provide information to attendees and to provide free screenings for STIs and HIV.  
         
October 19
1-4pm
Resume Review Day Center for Career and Professional Development (Behind the Rock) CCPD staff will be available to provide you with outstanding resume advice! First come, first served. No Registration Needed
October 19
6:30-9pm
Refugee Simulation Campus Center Lounge #cardsSTANDtogether FYE Registration
October 19
TBD
Presidential Debate Watch Party  Devore Lounge   FYE Registration
October 20
11:30am-1pm
Taking Care of your Mental Health: Depression Screeing Campus Center Lounge Stop by the booth in the CC lounge to learn about resources addressing stress, anxiety, sleep-deprivation, disordered eating, alcohol/drug consumption and more.  Student will be able to take a brief one-page mental health assessment.  Lots of giveaways! No Registration Needed
October 20
1-2pm
Violence Against Women Act/Clery Act Towers 122 This is a new federal requirement to train on awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking. FYE Registration
October 20
2-3pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 122 The training combines lecture with practical survival skills on what to do if a shooter is encountered on campus including in the same room as students. FYE Registration
October 20
6-8pm
Self Defense Rike Fitness Room This covers basic self-defense principles related to survival of sexual and/or physical attacks. It is primarily hands-on practical training. FYE Registration
October 20
7-8:30pm
Differences in Community Roush 426 Sports and society have a very interesting relationship. As with any relationship, there are pros and cons. Through this program, we will explore both. Believeland is Cleveland to the core. It's the story of the fans whose love and loyalty have endured despite half a century of losing, and the spiritual and economic impact of sports in a city that has suffered more than its share of scorn. Above all, Believeland is a testament to the unique power of sports to create communal bonds faith and love, regardless of the final score. Youngstown Boys explores class and power dynamics in college sports through the parallel, interconnected journeys of one-time dynamic running back Maurice Clarett and former elite head coach Jim Tressel.
#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
October 22
10am-12pm
Fall Harvest Festival Otterbein Community Garden Come celebrate the harvest with us at The Otterbein Community Garden! Enjoy food, games, crafts and a farmer's market! Volunteers needed for all areas -- please contact the CCE for more information on volunteering! No Registration Needed
October 24
5pm
Dare to be Practical: Leadership Skills Library 127   CCE Registration 
October 24-31
All Day
My Culture is not your Costume Campaign N/A   No Registration Needed
October 25
3-4:30pm
Common Book Convocation Cowan Hall   No Registration Needed
October 25 4:30-6:30pm If Where We Stand Matters: Creating an Inclusive Community Chapel #cardsSTANDtogether FYE Registration
October 25
7-8:30pm
Women in Sports (Gender Differences) Roush 429

The journey for women's role in sports has been challenging. From pay differences to popularity, women have constantly had to strive for equality and equity. Throughout the last few decades we have seen an increase of women's representation in sports as players and administration. These films will share the successes and challenges of the journey of women in a mostly male dominated field.

#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
October 26
12pm
Sex: Just So You Know Campus Center Room 3 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! FYE Registration
October 26
3pm
Test Anxiety Library127 "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
October 26
6pm
Team Consent Campus Center Lounge

Team Consent is sexual violence prevention program. It’s facilitated by students and for students. It’s relevant, honest, and informative.  And it’s designed to help us learn more about: sexual culture, consent, coercion, sex and intoxication, and violence.

#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
November 1
4pm
Dare to be Creative: Event Planning Library Seminar Room   CCE Registration 
November 1
7-8:30pm
Diversity in Identity Roush 426 One of the aspects of diversity is identity. Who are you? How do you identify? As an example, we will look at excerpts from the film Renee. Renee tells the story of Renee Richards' battle to enter the 1977 U.S. Open as the first transgender tennis player. Simultaneously, it follows her today as she struggles to cope with a life of contradictions and personal conflict. Through interviews with tennis legends, family, friends and experts from the transgender field, a story of perseverance, breakthrough and hardship unfolds.
#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
November 2
9:30-10am
Cocoa & Careers Chat Center for Career and Professional Development (Behind the Rock) Stop by for free hot chocolate and informal conversation about career topics! No Registration Needed
November 2
12pm
Positivity: It’s a Choice Campus Center Room 3 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. FYE Registration
November 2
3:30pm
Metacognition: Thinking about How You Think and How You Learn Library 013 Are you studying for long periods of time and not getting the results you want?  Are you finding that you're not always sure how to study the material in your college classes?  We'll examine some principles of learning and discuss strategies for learning more effectively. ASC Registration
November 2
6pm
Student Speak Out on Mental Health Campus Center Room 1 Join this interactive event
Student Advocates provide resource information about suicide and college students.  The program will include students’ testimonials about their experience with depression. Join us to hear their stories of hope.  If desired, participants will be able to share their own experiences. 
No Registration Needed
November 4
4-9:30
pm
Speech Tournament Roush Hall and Towers Hall   No Registration Needed
November 5
8am-9pm
Speech Tournament Roush Hall and Towers Hall   No Registration Needed
November 5 7pm Poetry Performance Cultural Arts Center

Featuring Anisa Gandevivala, Kim Leddy, Kat Harris and a host of Columbus Performance Poets.

Poets will take to the stage to share what Dare To Be Heard means to them

No Registration Needed.
November 9
12pm
Ally Project Campus Center Room 3 Otterbein students come from many backgrounds with diverse experiences.  University Chaplain and students explain what it means to be an ally to support all students in our inclusive community.
This session is designed to educate students interested in learning how they can give and receive support – no prior knowledge needed!
#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
November 9
4pm
Dare to be Magnetic: Volunteer Management Library 124   CCE Registration 
November 9
6pm
SafeZone LGBTQIA+ 101 Campus Center Lounge Lgbtq 101 gets people talking about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer identities. We'll dive into lgbtq vocab, myths, stereotypes, coming out, and campus climate. It's student facilitated, activity-based, and interactive. 
#cardsSTANDtogether
FYE Registration
November 10
11:15am-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. No Registration Needed
November 14
4pm
Dare to be Real: Myers-Briggs Library 127   CCE Registration
November 14
5-6:30pm
Learn to Be in the Moment Counseling Center Learn how being in the moment, using mindfulness based activities can distress your life and allow you to enjoy your time at school more. FYE Registration
November 17
1pm
Test Taking Tips Library127 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
November 17
1-2pm
Violence Against Women Act/Clery Act Towers 122 This is a new federal requirement to train on awareness and prevention of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking. FYE Registration
November 17
2-3pm
Response to Campus Shooter Towers 122 The training combines lecture with practical survival skills on what to do if a shooter is encountered on campus including in the same room as students. FYE Registration
November 17
6-8pm
Self Defense Rike Fitness Room This covers basic self-defense principles related to survival of sexual and/or physical attacks. It is primarily hands-on practical training. FYE Registration
November 29
6:30pm
Finals Prep Library Seminar Room 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
December 7
9:30-10am
Cocoa & Careers Chat Center for Career and Professional Development (Behind the Rock) Stop by for free hot chocolate and informal conversation about career topics! No Registration Needed
December 4
7:30am-10pm
Debate Tournament Roush Hall and Towers Hall   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