Office of Student Life

Disability Services

Newsletter for 01/05/2003


1. Use Your Brain! Memory Tools for Effective Studying! 


Monday, December 1st, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
or Thursday, December 4th, 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm

Room 102 Pomerene Hall, ODS ATTC


What makes some study strategies effective, while others fall short? Attend our workshop that will help you understand how memory works--and how to make your memory work for you! Discover the factors and processes that affect learning, and then pair these insights with your own preferences as a learner. Your study sessions will thank you, just in time for finals! Feel free to bring your lunch AND a friend to this event, co-sponsored by the Office for Disability Services and the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center. Free Coca-Cola beverages & snacks provided to attendees!



2. The Younkin Success Center Needs Security Student Workers for Finals!

The Younkin Success Center needs security student workers at the beginning of finals week. We need to fill several slots ASAP. The available times are:


Sunday 12/7 -- 12:00 midnight through 3:00 am (one shift; cannot be for a shorter time) 


Monday, 12/8 -- 12:00 midnight through 9:00 am (may work all or part of this shift; three hours minimum)


People work a minimum of three hours at the main desk in the Younkin. Primary responsibilities are to answer questions and generally monitor the building. Our experience shows that you aren't very busy, so studying is encouraged. Anyone who works will receive training before your first shift and all shifts have two people at all times.


If you are interested, contact Staci Collins (, who is the student coordinator for our security staff. You will need to talk with Staci, fill out an application, and arrange for your training. We need to fill all slots and have the applications filed with Student Life Human Resources before Thanksgiving break.


Laura K. Brendon, Ph.D.

Learning Informatics & Multi-Media Resources Manager

Younkin Success Center

The Ohio State University

1640 Neil Ave. 210D

Columbus, OH  43201-2333

(614) 292-7812 or



3. What did I do Over Break? Contribute your Story to OSU.EDU!


Hi Communicators,


I'm looking for some students doing interesting things this winter break for my quarterly "What I Did Over Break" story for If you have any names of students who will be traveling, doing research, participating in services projects, etc. and would be willing to write me 100 words or so about their experiences, please send their names and contact info.





Kristen Convery

Web Editor, The Ohio State University


4. African American Weekly Calendar Events!

‘A Jug a Juice’ Weekly Bible Study

Date: Friday, November 21, 2008 and every Friday

Location: Room 045, Hagerty Hall, 6:30pm

Sponsor: Alpha Nu Omega

Contact: Sheria Johnson Wynn,   


HIV and the Black Male
Date: Friday, November 21, 2008
Location: MLK Lounge, Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, 6-7pm
Sponsor: Band of Brothers

Contact: Justin McGee,

There will be a presentation from the Columbus AIDS Task Force about HIV/AIDS and how it is affecting the African American community. We will then learn about the responsibilities of African American men in this struggle.


Official OSU vs. Michigan Tailgate

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008

Location: MLK Lounge, Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, 12pm

Sponsors: Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Beta Mu Chapter, Coca Cola & the Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center

3 BIG SCREEN TV's!!! FREE PIZZA!!! FREE DRINKS!!! & DOOR PRIZES!!! Also, do you have any extra can goods, coats, or extra clothes? Bring them to the Hale Center during the tailgate and place them in the bins to support families throughout the holiday season. All food and clothing will be donated to Mid-Ohio Bank and Columbus Goodwill.


The Men of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Iota Psi Chapter Present: Founders Week 2008    

“Protecting our History and Enhancing our Communities”

“Sex, the Bruhs and You”

Date: Thursday, November 20, 2008

Location: MLK Lounge, Frank W. Hale Jr. Black Cultural Center, 8-9:30pm


House Party at the Dog House

Date: Friday, November 21, 2008

Location: 201 W. 8th Ave, Columbus, OH, 10pm-3am


Annual Beat Michigan Skating Party

Date: Saturday, November 22, 2008

Location: Skate Zone 71, 4900 Evanswoods Dr., Columbus, OH, 11:30pm-4am


Meet the Ques

Date: Sunday, November 23, 2008

Location: Page Hall, Room 50, 7-9pm

Come meet the brothers on campus and learn more about the chapter.



5.  Call for Student Posters!



Proposals Due March 30th, 2009


Ninth Annual

Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:

Change, Challenge, & Collaboration


April 28 and 29, 2009

Student Poster Session Tuesday, April 28th 2009

The Ohio State University Columbus Campus


This year’s theme “Change, Challenge & Collaboration” reflects the critical place in history we occupy.  Since the last conference the United Nations has adopted the Convention on Disability; Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act, a new GI bill with significant support for disabled veterans and the Higher Education Opportunity Act which includes significant provisions on disability; the Access Board is proposing changes in Section 508, and the Department of Justice is in the final stages of a comprehensive review and update of the regulations for the ADA’s Titles II and III.


Graduate and undergraduate posters are being solicited to represent the broad interdisciplinary approaches to disability at the undergraduate and graduate level.  Submissions may be based on :

·         Class Projects & Papers

·         Independent & Supervised Student Research 

·         Community Service & Applied Problem Solving from Service Learning Classes or student organizations

·         Art & Performance


Our custom is to offer a number of quotes to assist you in describing your work from a fresh perspective


· “Disability Studies should serve as an access ramp between the disability community and research universities.”   Paul K. Longmore

· “For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong.”  H.L.  Mencken

· "Congress acknowledged that society's accumulated myths and fears about disability and disease are as handicapping as are the physical limitations that flow from actual impairment.”   Justice William J. Brennan

· “Continue to surprise those who would put you in a neat demographic. Be insistently curious.”   Gordon Gee


Posters can take a variety of forms:


Print material mounted on poster board or display panels or arranged on a table

PowerPoint, web page or video presentation from laptop (10 minute maximum length)

Presentation materials must fit on a 3’x6’ table or along 6’ or less of wall space

Presenters must provide their own equipment

Visit these sites for information on how to present at a poster session:


Students and teams of students who wish to present a poster display of their project must send the following information to no later than March 30, 2009

  1. Title
  2. Short Title - 12 word maximum
  3. Description of their proposed poster – 150 word maximum
  4. E-mail address, phone number, and surface mail address of coordinating presenter
  5. As appropriate, university, department, grant, course or student organization affiliation
  6. A letter of support from a faculty member or organization advisor associated with the project

Submissions will be reviewed as they arrive; selected participants will be notified within 2 weeks of submission. Conference fees will be waived for all accepted presenters.


For more information contact: L. Scott Lissner, ADA Coordinator or 614-292-6207 (voice) or 614-688-8605 (tty)


L. Scott Lissner 

University ADA Coordinator

Office of the Provost

The Ohio State University


(614) 292-6207         (614) 688-8605 (tty)   HTTP://


Ninth Annual Multiple Perspectives on Access, Inclusion & Disability:

Change, Challenge, & Collaboration
April 28 and 29, 2009



6. Court issues permanent injunction in absentee voting lawsuit!

Secretary of State Brunner has been ordered by a federal judge to make reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities who are restricted to their homes and cannot travel to the county boards of elections to correct their absentee ballots. Any person with a disability who is unable to travel must call their Board of Elections to request an accommodation by November 21, 2008.

The Ohio Legal Rights Service (OLRS), in partnership with a private attorney, filed a lawsuit in Federal court, alleging that the Secretary of State and the Franklin County Board of Elections violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution by not making reasonable accommodations for an absentee voter with disabilities who can not travel.

For more information:


7. 17th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner (Free)


No place to go on Thanksgiving Day? Then come to the 17th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner (Free) at The Ohio State University


Where: Thursday, November 27, 2008

            The Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC)

            Tom W. Davis Special Events Gym

            337 West 17th Avenue


When: 1:00 PM


Parking available in Neil Avenue and Tuttle Parking Garages on Thanksgiving Day (Free)


You must have a ticket to participate (Tickets are available but limited at the OMA Hale Black Cultural Center, 153 West 12th Avenue from 9AM – 6PM Monday thru Friday)


Seventeen years ago this event started at the Hale Black Cultural Center with 25 students and now it is the largest Thanksgiving meal at a college or university campus with over 1200 people served on Thanksgiving Day.  Please join us and enjoy the meal.  You should not have to eat alone if you are at The Ohio State University!    

Coordinated by the Office of Minority Affairs - Hale Center


Sponsored by U. S. Food Services, Office of Minority Affairs, Campus Dinning Services and University Catering, Office of International Affairs, OSU Alumni Association, Inc., Alumni Student Council, Blackwell Inn at Fisher College, University Housing and Residence Education, OSU Transportation, Recreational and Physical Activity Center (RPAC), Coca Cola, Multicultural Center, Office of the Vice President for Student Life, Ohio Union and Frank W. Hale, Jr. Black Cultural Center (OMA)