Doc's Download-October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022

Autumn has clearly fallen at Ohio State as quickly as the leaves! I hope you are enjoying the colorful season, and also that the recent Fall Break gave you a chance to re-energize for the second part of the semester. Please take a look at the updates and information below to help you make the most of the coming weeks.


What’s in this edition: 

  • Recognition for OSU Votes
  • Wellness Assessment
  • Academic Enrichment Grants
  • Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
  • Naloxone Training BuckeyeThon
  • Dance Marathon
  • Well, well wellness
  • OH! the Places You’ll
  • Go Meet the Team


OSU Votes   

Ohio State has made Washington Monthly’s honor roll for their 2022 Best Colleges for Student Voting report. To make the list, schools need to show a repeated commitment to increasing student registration/voting and report the results. More information is online. OSU Votes, Student Life’s student-led non-partisan civic engagement cohort, has played a big role in making that happen, and is looking to get all eligible Buckeyes voting this fall. For more information, visit

Wellness Assessment  

Interested in improving your well-being but not sure where to start? The Student Life Student Wellness Center and the Center for the Study of Student Life encourage you to take the Wellness Assessment. The Wellness Assessment takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will give you personalized insight into your wellness needs while connecting you to wellness related resources on campus. If you complete the Assessment during the month of October, you will be entered to win BuckID Cash, Target Gift Cards and other prizes! To take the Wellness Assessment, visit


Academic Enrichment Grants  

Undergraduate Student Government (USG) is offering Academic Enrichment Grants, providing up to $1,200 to students to help fund a project related to their academic field. USG says applications will be primarily evaluated on how strongly the student can correlate their proposed experience to their stated learning goals and their field of study. Applications close on Tuesday, November 1, at 11:59 p.m. More information is online.


Opportunity for Ohioans with Disabilities  

The State of Ohio has announced a new program to provide all eligible college students with disabilities up to $1,000 ($500 per semester) while participating in Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) services, to be used for tuition or educational expenses during the 2022-2023 school year. To qualify for this financial support, Ohio State students with disabilities must apply and be eligible for OOD services. The student and family must also complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. More information is online. Contact Ohio State’s College 2 Careers Counselor Cyndi Mignone at 


Naloxone Training

The Student Life Student Wellness Center, in partnership with the College of Public Health and Wexner Medical Center, is providing naloxone training to all students, staff and faculty. Participants will learn how to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose, administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone and concepts of harm reduction. Register online at

BuckeyeThon Dance Marathon

BuckeyeThon is the largest student-run philanthropy in the state of Ohio which raises funds and awareness for the Hematology, Oncology and Bone & Marrow Transplant Unit at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Students who support this organization work year-round to support the families and kids being treated at the hospital both emotionally and financially. BuckeyeThon’s Dance Marathon is an annual celebration of the continued fundraising that the students have done for the year. This year’s Dance Marathon will take place on Friday and Saturday, November 4 and 5, in the Ohio Union. Any donation is welcome, and thank you for your support.

Well, well wellness 

Don’t feel well? Need your flu shot? Student Life’s Wilce Student Health Center is here for you. They provide a variety of health care services and are available to all students enrolled at Ohio State. More information is on the Student Health Services website.


OH! The Places You’ll Go   

With a student budget in mind, Ohio State’s Discount Ticket Program (D-Tix) offers tickets to Columbus-area shows, museums, concerts, sporting events, and more at an exclusive rate. Our spotlight ticket this month is to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Discounted tickets are $9, available two per BuckID and they don’t expire until January 1, 2023, so you can even use them for their amazing Wildlights display this winter. You can get to the zoo by riding COTA.

 Visit the D-Tix website:  


Did You Know? 

That Ohio Stadium was almost nicknamed something other than the ‘Shoe? When it was designed, some thought it looked more like a magnet than a horseshoe and liked the idea that it would “draw the rest of the world to Columbus.” In the end, the ‘Shoe proved to be more popular a name than The Magnet. The ’Shoe is 100 years old this year. #TheShoe100


Meet the Team 

I’d like to introduce you to Student Life Associate Vice President for Administration and Finance Dave Wiseley. Dave oversees all financial operations for the Office of Student Life.
Meet Dave:



Melissa Shivers, PhD
Senior Vice President for Student Life