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Grad Pad

Welcome Back to a New Semester!!!

January 7, 2015

By The Grad Pad Team

Dear Student Life GAA,

Welcome Back to a New Semester and Happy New Year!!!

The Student Life Grad Pad team wants to wish you a very warm welcome back to a new semester at Ohio State. For some of you, this will be the culmination of your first year. For others, this may be your final semester before graduation. Wherever you are at on your journey, the Grad Pad wants to be a part of it. Please use this resource as a way to connect, advance, and engage with all that Ohio State and Columbus have to offer.

The Buckeyes have made it to the first annual College Football Playoff National Championship Game! Make sure to cheer on the Buckeyes loud and proud Monday night. In case you missed the action or want to relive it, check out this photo archive by the B1G Ten Network.

Student Life Periodic Table

As we start this new semester, we at the Grad Pad thought all of us in Student Life could use this as reminder of the work that we do J Check out the Student Affairs Periodic Table and see how many of them you know or use in your every day work!

Hard Choices Ted Talk

  With the coming year and impending internship or job searches upon us, it is important to think about how we make difficult decisions and what we value. Ruth Chang has a wonderful TED Talk discussing how we make hard choices in life. Check out her video, How to Make Hard Choices, and consider visiting Career Connection or Wellness Coaching to help think through these upcoming decisions in your life.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

To honor one of our most influential leaders in United States History, Martin Luther King Day, Jr. will be celebrated Monday January 19th. On this national day of remembrance, consider honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy by engaging in service throughout the Columbus community. The Ohio Union and Pay it Forward are offering a large-scale service project leaving the Ohio Union at 8:00 a.m. on the 19th. For more information, please check Pay it Forwards’ website.

Group Fitness and Nike Training Camp

If your New Year’s resolution includes a fitness goal, make sure to check out the RPAC’s group fitness classes for the semester. Also, in collaboration with Nike, the RPAC will be offering Nike Training Club for members of Recreational Sports. 

Reminder: Grad Pad Events   

As a last reminder, please take advantage of the many events the Grad Pad puts on. We’ll be sending out an email with these events soon.   You can also find updates on the schedule of these sessions on the Grad Pad website


The Grad Pad Team

P.s. Do you have an update or newsletter you would like to send out? Let us know at and we'll work with you to get your voice out to your GAA colleagues.