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Academics

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.

 FYE Calendar Logo

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

Sep 26
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dialogue Across Difference: the Privilege Give & Take
Campus Center - Room 1
What is privilege? What do we do with it? How do we talk about it? Come to this event to learn about privilege through a game and dynamic dialogue on social identities & social inequality. *FYE, Diversity & INST approved.
Register Online
Sep 27
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Test Anxiety
Library 126
"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
Sep 27
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Under the Lights: Diversity in Sports – Community Impact
Roush 114
Sports and society have a very interesting relationship. As with any relationship, there are pros and cons. Through this program, we will delve into both. We will look at why the Seattle Supersonics moved to Oklahoma City, the Rio Olympics, Maurice Clarett and the Cavs’ impact.
Sep 27
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dare to Be Different: Diversity & Inclusion
Library 124
Van Sant Leadership Workshop Series
Register Online
Sep 28
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Career Competencies: Teamwork
Chapel
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.
Sep 28
12:30 PM - 1:30 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.
Oct 04
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Cocoa & Careers
Stop by for free hot chocolate, treats, info about CCPD resources and upcoming events!
Oct 04
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Graduate School Search
Roush 213
Find out how to get started with your graduate school search. Topics will include the application timeline, entrance exams, and perfecting your personal statement.
Oct 04
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Dialogue Across Difference: Dig a Little Deeper
Library 126
Taboo topics only stay that way if we don’t talk about them. Let’s talk about class, ability, religion, and age plus how they impact the ways people experience life in our society. *FYE, Diversity & INST approved.
Register Online
Oct 04
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Time Management
Library 126
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.
Oct 04
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dare to Be Creative: Event Planning
Library 124
Van Sant Leadership Workshop Series
Register Online
Oct 05
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dialogue Across Difference: Micro X Aggressions
Library 126
Microaggressions—everybody’s talking about them but what are they? Join the conversation on microaggressions, bias, prejudice, and ad-dressing/combatting all three. Interactive dialogue, activities, and shared experiences make up the basis of this event. *FYE, Diversity & INST approved.
Register Online
Oct 10
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Self-Defense Training
Rike Fitness Room
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.
Oct 16
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Dare to Be Real: Myers Briggs
Library 126
Van Sant Leadership Workshop Series
Register Online
Oct 17
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Navigating LinkedIn & Free Headshots
Library 118
Stop in for a professional headshot (dress professionally) and a quick overview on LinkedIn.
Register Online
Oct 17
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Adulting 101: Financial Aid Bootcamp
Library 124
Learn more about financial aid, scholarships, and affording your Otterbein experience.
Oct 18
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
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.
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
  • 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