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Academic Excellence

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Speaker(s): Kimberly Berry, Shelley Gladden, Allyson Robinson
Academic Excellence

Learn the basics of how to begin making yourself an attractive employee to potential employers, as well as how to prepare for an interview, search for a job and utilize campus resources.

Speaker(s): Justin Day; Jawauna Harding; Madison Marshall; Lindsay Vallaster
Academic Excellence

This program educates about strategies to effectively get and remain organized for academic functioning.

Speaker(s): Cindy Washington
Academic Excellence

This seminar gives various strategies for studying and making the most out of educational experiences.

Speaker(s): Cindy Washington
Academic Excellence

Learn how to recognize the symptoms of test anxiety and prevent and minimize anxiety in testing situations.

Speaker(s): Cindy Washington
Academic Excellence

Life presents both opportunities and challenges. Leaders need the capability of resilience to bounce back whenever setbacks occur. Learn tips to help navigate personal and academic disappointments, and move forward stronger than ever.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Gage, PhD
Academic Excellence

This session covers strategies to effectively prepare for and take various types of tests. 

Speaker(s): Cindy Washington
Academic Excellence

This session looks at strategies for effective time management, including managing schedules and task lists.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Academic Excellence

Leadership

This session addresses freedom of speech on public university campuses.

Speaker(s): Lee Bird, Ph.D.
Leadership

This 30-45-minute presentation offers basic strategies for successful applications.

Speaker(s): Fran Gragg
Leadership

Life presents both opportunities and challenges. Leaders need the capability of resilience to bounce back whenever setbacks occur. Learn tips to help navigate personal and academic disappointments, and move forward stronger than ever.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Gage, Ph.D.
Leadership
Speaker(s): Tanya Lowery, Ph. D.
Leadership
Speaker(s): Tanya Lowery, Ph. D.
Leadership

This session is designed to assist student organizations in understanding marketing strategies and begin building an effective plan for their group.

Speaker(s): Kailey Rose
Leadership

This seminar is designed to assist student groups in identifying and using successful techniques to recruit organization members.

Speaker(s): Marie Basler; Fran Gragg; Ival Gregory; Stephen Haseley; Tim Huff; Brandon Mitts; Joyce Montgomery; Ann Reightler
Leadership

This session covers the basics of parliamentary procedures to assist student leaders in making meetings more effective.

Speaker(s): Marie Basler; Ival Gregory; Stephen Haseley; Tim Huff; Ann Reightler
Leadership
Speaker(s): Campus Life
Leadership
Speaker(s): LCL Staff and Graduate Teaching Assistants
Leadership

Learn to celebrate the values and victories of others and motivate team members by recognizing their contributions.

Speaker(s): Delton Gordon
Leadership

Participants will understand the central role that ethics play in every kind of leadership opportunity.

Speaker(s): Stephen Haseley
Leadership

This session explores the practices of effective leadership, the difference between management and leadership, and effective team building methods.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Gage, Ph.D.
Leadership

Campus Life staff members can present on a variety of topics to student leaders and student organizations.

Speaker(s): Campus Life
Leadership

Students, educators and administrators can benefit from this seminar that follows the formula for creativity.
 

Speaker(s): Brandon Mitts
Leadership

Finding Your Purpose

Discover how to make a positive first impression by wearing the appropriate job search attire.

Speaker(s): Bianca Townsend
Finding Your Purpose

Participants receive the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator personality type assesment measure, and an explanation of the types of personality.

Speaker(s): Cindy Washington
Finding Your Purpose

This seminar offers a quick overview of services offered by Career Services to students, faculty/staff and OSU departments.

Speaker(s): Gary Tan
Finding Your Purpose

This session covers how to articulate what you have to offer to an employer, as well as an overview of Career Services.

Speaker(s): Chad Anglin; Alicia Jackson
Finding Your Purpose

This session explores career options in the field of psychology and what education and training are required.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.
Finding Your Purpose

Learn about the importance of career planning and choosing a major, as well as the different career assessments offered through Career Services.

Speaker(s): Jessica Agnew; Bridget Brownbeck; Justin Day; Jawauna Harding; Madison Marshall; Lindsay Vallaster; Lawrence Richardson
Finding Your Purpose

Connect with employer representatives who speak on a variety of topics.

Speaker(s): Various Employers
Finding Your Purpose

This presentation provides information on fraternity and sorority recruitment, as well as the opportunities and benefits of membership.

Speaker(s): Fraternity & Sorority Affairs Staff and Graduate Teaching Assistants
Finding Your Purpose

This presentation addresses methods for finding and understanding position announcements for federal government jobs as well as tips for how to apply.

Speaker(s): Justin Day
Finding Your Purpose

This presentation covers the history of fraternities and sororities, the four governing councils, and what it means to be part of a Greek social organization.

Speaker(s): Ival Gregory; Ann Reightler; Graduate Teaching Assistants
Finding Your Purpose

This presentation addresses the important of self-exploration, career exploration and the tools and resources that OSU Career Services has to help students through the process.

Speaker(s): Jawauna Harding
Finding Your Purpose

Based on Silicon Valley best practices, this session advises student on how to apply networking skills to develop their professional connections.

Speaker(s): Admas Siyoum
Finding Your Purpose

This workshop examines three primary approaches to building your professional contacts: building your web; the art of mingling; and networking for your career.

Speaker(s): Philip Goodwin
Finding Your Purpose

This seminar covers part-time job and resume tips, as well as how to utilize OSU Career Services and HireOSUGrads.com.

Speaker(s): Megan McCool
Finding Your Purpose

Learn about how to find a part-time job on- and off-campus, as well as how to utilize Career Services and HireOSUGrads.com.

Speaker(s): Megan McCool
Finding Your Purpose

This presentation reviews the timeline for searching for degree programs and other information along the path of entering a student affairs career.

Speaker(s): Tanya Massey
Finding Your Purpose

Learn about employers’ expectations of job seekers to understand how to sell your skills and experience to potential employers.

Speaker(s): Jessica Agnew; Bridget Brownback; Justin Day; Jawauna Harding: Megan McCook; Lindsey Vallaster
Finding Your Purpose

This session covers how to articulate and represent yourself to prospective employers and gives an overview of Career Services.

Speaker(s): Alicia Jackson
Finding Your Purpose

Learn how to use the OSU Hire System to connect with employment opportunities.

Speaker(s): Barry Fuxa; Jeff Grizzle
Finding Your Purpose

This presentation defines sustainability and shares how to be more sustainable through everyday practices.

Speaker(s): Marcy Louis
Finding Your Purpose

Broadening Your Horizons

This presentation demonstrates how interacting with diverse populations increases knowledge of issues and enhances participant ability to solve social problems.

Speaker(s): Katelyn Spencer
Broadening Your Horizons
Speaker(s): Tanya Lowery, Ph. D.
Broadening Your Horizons
Speaker(s): Tanya Lowery, Ph. D.
Broadening Your Horizons

Learn how to make use of social media and in person networking to get noticed and gain valuable connections.

Speaker(s): Kathryn Gage, Ph.D.
Broadening Your Horizons

Find out how to tailor and format your resume to become the ideal candidate.

Speaker(s): Jessica Agnew; Justin Day; Madison Marshall; Lindsay Vallaster
Broadening Your Horizons

This interactive presentation examines communication and how it varies across cultures.

Speaker(s): Mumbe Kithakye, Ph.D.
Broadening Your Horizons

This program highlights building volunteer opportunities that emphasize respect and compassion for intergenerational participants.

Speaker(s): Joyce Montgomery
Broadening Your Horizons

This presentation looks at how to recognize the heterosexual bias in our culture and the prejudicial behaviors of homophobia harmful to the GLBT community.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.; Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Broadening Your Horizons

This presentation challenges participants to recognize their biases and consider impacts the biases have on daily behavior.

Speaker(s): Mumbe Kithakye, Ph.D.
Broadening Your Horizons

This training session provides the campus community with an understanding of the issues relevant to GLBT individuals in order to foster an ally program of support and knowledge.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.; Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.
Broadening Your Horizons
Speaker(s): Mumbe Kithakye, Ph.D.
Broadening Your Horizons

Wellness

This seminar provides an overview of what constitutes hazing and best-practices prevention methods.

Speaker(s): Lee Bird, Ph.D.
Wellness

This session will explore the notions of love, dating trends, sexual behaviors, and the sexual health of college students.

Speaker(s): Randolph Hubach, Ph.D., MPH
Wellness

This session provides training on the latest in Title IX issues, roles and responsibilities.

Speaker(s): Tanya Lowery, Ph. D.
Wellness

This program covers the different forms of bullying seen in the college setting, the effects of bullying, how to help a friend, and encourages self-confidence. This program was originally developed for females but could be adapted to a different population.

Speaker(s): Aleigha Mariott
Wellness

Nutrition, fitness, common men's health diagnoses and more are covered in this session.

Speaker(s): Todd Green, M.D.
Wellness

This program educates about sexual assault issues as well as strategies to avoid sexual assault.

Speaker(s): Lee Bird, Ph.D.; Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.
Wellness

This program educated on identifying the various forms of sexual violence, how to report sexual violence, campus resources, how to help a friend, and active bystander intervention training.

Speaker(s): Student Conduct
Wellness

Learn how to eat the foods you love through the art of mindful eating.

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Lohrman; Abby Stover
Wellness

This program defines threat assessment and describes methods of evaluation as well as a system of referrals.

Speaker(s): Lee Bird, Ph.D.
Wellness

This program addresses the different types of risk management that should be considered by social fraternities. Topics include: alcohol, drugs, hazing, sexual violence, and fire safety.

Speaker(s): Aleigha Mariott
Wellness

Discover the right portion sizes for you and how all foods can fit into your life in moderation.

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Lohrman; Abby Stover
Wellness

This program assists participants to identify their conflict management style, understand other's styles as well as how they can appropriately have a confrontation.

Speaker(s): Aleigha Mariott
Wellness

This program is for paretns of incoming freshmen to learn about upcoming transitions for students and families, and to learn how to encourage dialogue about these issues.

Speaker(s): Tamara Richardson, PhD; Cindy Washington
Wellness

This program for Freshman Orientation courses addresses avoidable risk factors for topics from personal assault to alcohol related injuries.

Speaker(s): OSU Police
Wellness

This program assists students in identifying the different types of hazing, why hazing is wrong as well as how to prevent, stop, and report hazing.

Speaker(s): Aleigha Mariott
Wellness

Participants will examine the warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and learn a method for identifying and referring suicidal individuals to local resources.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.
Wellness

Discover how to promote a culture of wellness by providing healthy food options at your next meeting.

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Lohrman; Abby Stover
Wellness

This program helps students recognize myths associated with nutrition, and how to make healthy food choices.

Speaker(s): Share the WEALTH Peer Health Team
Wellness

This seminar focuses on the symptons of alcohol poisoning, and campus/city/state alcohol laws.

Speaker(s): Share the WEALTH Peer Health Team
Wellness

This seminar examines the effects of specific prescription drugs and associated legal and health impacts.

Speaker(s): Share the WEALTH Peer Health Team
Wellness

This program provides students with ways to identify positive communication and decision making skills for intimate situations, along with STI, contraception and abstinence information.

Speaker(s): Share the WEALTH Peer Health Team
Wellness

This program helps students recognize the symptoms of sleep deprivation and its effect on health and grades.

Speaker(s): Share the WEALTH Peer Health Team
Wellness

This program shows students the positive and negative effects of stress and conveys healthy coping skills.

Speaker(s): Share the WEALTH Peer Health Team
Wellness

Request a presentation over a specific health topic.

Speaker(s): Kari Pratt
Wellness

This presentation defines stress, covers the impact of stress, and imparts stress management strategies.

Speaker(s): Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Wellness

This program is for incoming freshmen to become informed about the transitions associated with starting a college education, how to dialogue with family members, and connect to the OSU campus community.

Speaker(s): Cindy Washington
Wellness

This is a suicide prevention presentation describing warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how to intervene.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.; Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Wellness

This is a suicide prevention presentation describing warning signs and risk factors of suicide, and how to intervene.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.
Wellness

This presentation covers information related to traveling abroad including medications, diseases of various areas and travel precautions.

Speaker(s): Shirley Blasier
Wellness

This session offers general drug and alcohol awareness information on issues such as binge drinking and the risks of drug use.

Speaker(s): Diana Littlefield, MS, LMFT; Kara Niccum, MS, LMFT, LADC; Kim Poslick, MHR, LADC, LPC
Wellness

This presentation imparts how to recognize and respond to people who experience posttraumatic stress disorder.

Speaker(s): Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Wellness

This presentation tells participants how to recognize anxiety and its impact, as well as how to effectively manage anxiety.

Speaker(s): Joseph Dunnigan, Ph.D.; Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Wellness

Discover the variety of wellness programs and services available to OSU faculty and staff.

Speaker(s): Mary Talley; Eric Conchola
Wellness

This program focuses on a wide variety of basic health techniques to encourage a healthy and successful college experience.

Speaker(s): Kari Pratt
Wellness

This program created for Freshman Orientation courses discusses laws related to alcohol  use and how it affects the body.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

Professional staff in the Health Education Department are available to speak about any of the Dimensions of Wellness.

Speaker(s): Kari Pratt
Wellness

This program created for Freshmen Orientation courses explains eating disorders and healthy body image.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

This presentation discusses various methods of contraception with an overview of sexual health.

Speaker(s): Pamela Stokes, MSN, RN
Wellness

This program for Freshmen Orientation courses focuses on general nutrition and eating healthy on- and off- campus.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

This discussion based program covers coping with grief, and/or helping others who are coping with the death of a loved one.

Speaker(s): Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Wellness

This program for Freshmen Orientation courses focuses on symptoms, risks and coping with sexually transmitted infections.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

This American Red Cross Course in CPR/AED for adults results in a two year certification.

Speaker(s): Tori Almandinger; Quinton Harris; Lakyn Dyson
Wellness

This program for Freshmen Orientation courses focuses on the components and benefits of physical activity.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

Learn how to make smart food choices while eating out.

Speaker(s): Elizabeth Lohrman; Abby Stover
Wellness

This program, for Freshmen Orientation courses, focuses on how stress affects a college student and offers coping strategies.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

Learn about eating disorders and how to help a friend you think is struggling with disordered eating.

Speaker(s): Tamara Richardson, Ph.D.; Cindy Washington
Wellness

Specifically created for Freshmen Orientation courses, this program discusses diseases and risks associated with tobacco use.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

This session debunks common myths on fitness.

Speaker(s): Mary Talley; Eric Conchola
Wellness

Women's health matters including contraception, STD's, women's exams, and sex are covered in this seminar.

Speaker(s): Becky George, RN; Dawn Swinford, ARNP
Wellness

This session offers practical strategies on incorporating more physical activity into  your busy life.

Speaker(s): Mary Talley; Eric Conchola
Wellness

Learn the basics of how sleep works, how to deal with sleep problems, and ways to improve the rest you get for the time you have.

Speaker(s): Wellness State Facilitators
Wellness

This session will explore notions of love, dating trends, sexual behavior, and the sexual health of college students.

Speaker(s): Randolph Hubach, PhD, MPH
Wellness

This presentation equips participants with the skills to make safe and responsible decisions regarding consumption, using the "SMART" acronym.

Speaker(s): Student Conduct or Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center
Wellness

Bystander intervention training. Offers alternatives to doing nothing in a perceived crisis. The seminar helps individuals recognize and respond effectively to challenging situations including sexual and racial harassment, alcohol poisoning, etc.

Speaker(s): Lee Bird, Ph.D., Aleigha Mariott
Wellness

Learn basic physical activity guidelines for health and fitness.

Speaker(s): Mary Talley; Eric Conchola
Wellness

Service and Civic Engagement

This seminar covers guidelines and compliance with Title IX (sexual violence) regulations.

Speaker(s): Lee Bird, PhD.
Service and Civic Engagement

This presentation explores responsible decision making with regard to alcohol consumption, effective consent and academic integrity.

Speaker(s): Student Conduct
Service and Civic Engagement