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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.

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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.  

Upcoming FYE Co-Curricular Events

Date

Name

Location

Description

Registration

Oct 18
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Under the Lights: Diversity in Sports – Women in Sports
Roush 204
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.
Oct 24
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
OutSTANDing Resumes
Center for Career & Professional Development
Explore the basics of resume development. We will discuss appropriate resume content, formatting, and what you can do to make your resume STAND out.
Oct 24
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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.
Register Online
Oct 24
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dare to Be Challenged: Near-Peer Leadership
Library 126
Van Sant Leadership Workshop Series
Register Online
Oct 25
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Collegiate Career Fair
Ohio Dominican University
Representatives from over 50 organizations and graduate schools will be present to discuss internship and full-time opportunities and their graduate programs. Event is free of charge. Transportation provided; advanced registration available at www.otterbein.edu/career.
Register Online
Oct 25
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wellness Wednesdays: Sex – Just So You Know
Campus Center Room 1
Join this presentation and lively discussion about contraception, protection from STD’s/STI’s, and misperceptions about sex and the college student.  Presented by the Lead Student Advocate of WGSRC (Women’s Gender & Sexuality Resource Center) and the President of  URGE (Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity) This is important information for all college students.
Oct 25
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Under the Lights: Diversity in Sports – Sports & Sexuality
Roush 114
One aspect of diversity and sports is sexual orientation. Guest speaker, Peter Lovins, Staff Counsel for the Columbus Blue Jackets, will present on topics such as recent developments/ progress (and why progress may not be happening fast enough) in the pro ranks, recent legal cases of discrimination within sports, Ohio policies and how we can become more culturally competent in our everyday language.
Oct 25
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Common Book Convocation
Cowan Hall
Join the campus community and meet the author of this year’s Common Book selection, Bryan Stevenson, and his work Just Mercy.
Oct 26
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Team Consent Presentation
Towers 114
Team Consent is a sexual education workshop that gets different campus audiences talking more about what matters most: your body, your voice, your consent. Team Consent works to promote an informed, safe, healthy, and respectful sexual climate on Otterbein’s campus. The program is dynamic, interactive, honest, and relevant. Please join us.
Oct 27
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Competencies: Communication? Student Employment 101
Roush 114
An increasing number of employers are seeking graduates that are career ready and exhibit specific competencies in the workplace. Some of these competencies include critical thinking, leadership, and intercultural fluency. Students employed on campus are invited to hear from corporate trainers on how to capitalize on your student employment experience and become career ready.
Oct 31
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Interviewing Tips
Towers 119
Whether you’re nervous about your first professional interview or you’re just looking to brush up on your skills, this session will provide advice on how to nail those tricky interview questions and highlight your best experiences.
Nov 01
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Cocoa & Careers
Center for Career & Professional Development (Behind the Rock)
Stop by for free hot chocolate, treats, info about CCPD resources and upcoming events!
Nov 01
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wellness Wednesdays: Ally Project
Campus Center - Room 1
Otterbein students come from many backgrounds with diverse experiences.  The 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!
Nov 01
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
OutSTANDing Cover Letters
Center for Career & Professional Development (Behind the Rock)
Learn about the basics of writing a cover letter and how to STAND out from the crowd.
Nov 02
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Study Smarter
Library 200
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.
Register Online
Nov 02
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dare to Be Me: Identity Development
Library 126
Van Sant Leadership Workshop Series
Register Online
Nov 08
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Wellness Wednesday: Opioids – What Are They?
Campus Center - Room 1
Are opioids a danger at Otterbein? Get current information about the growing use and dangers associated with opioids? Learn how to get help for yourself or a friend.
Nov 08
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Internship & Job Search Strategies
Library 124
Thinking about internships? Getting ready to start your job search? This session will discuss resources for identifying opportunities and how to remain organized throughout the process.
Nov 08
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Dare to Be Magnetic: Volunteer Management
Library 126
Van Sant Leadership Workshop Series
Register Online
Nov 08
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Women in STEM Panel
the Point 113
Hear about the experiences of women working in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math and the paths they took to reach their current roles.
  • Questions about events? Email fye@otterbein.edu or 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, 614-823-1010, jbechtold@otterbein.edu or Joseph Oteng, 614-823-3204, oteng1@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: 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614-823-1624

 

Kate Lehman/Jennifer Bechtold, Assistant Deans for Student Success
studentsuccess@otterbein.edu