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Student Centered
Information for students, parents and prospective students
Autumn 2013:
Welcome Edition
Tips For Starting College
  1. Go to class. Students who succeed show up!
  2. Find out how you learn. Some students take notes, some students record lectures. Others work best by studying in a group or with a buddy. Many students find that breaking up their studying into small chunks helps them learn. Find out what works for you!
  3. Get a planner. Get a book or use an on-line calendar to schedule your class times, appointments, due dates for homework and papers. Schedule time to work, study and play.
  4. Get involved, get active and eat right! Join a club, get involved in sports, climb, go to Student Government, check out TLC or see if the Access Center is right for you. Students who get involved have friends and support groups to help them get through college! Make working out a part of your routine. Avoid fast fast food and include fruit and vegetables with every meal to help your body and mind. 
  5. Get help early. If you are having problems in a class, talk to the instructor about your options. See if tutoring is available or perhaps a student who is doing well in the class can help you out.
  6. Make a budget and stick to it. Plan out your weekly income and anticipated expenses. Do all you can to stick to your budget.
  7. Avoid using credit cards if you possibly can. Some students have run up huge bills on credit cards which have forced them to drop out of school.
  8. Drugs and alcohol:  Make sensible choices and do the right thing. Too many students have their college careers cut short because of the decisions they make in these areas. 
  9. Do you have issues that need to be addressed? Are you lonely, depressed, dealing with anxiety or going through a hard time? Make an appointment with our counselors in Oakley 204. Take care of small problems before they become big problems.
  10. Stay in college whatever it takes! You will have a more rewarding career and a better life with a college degree. Make the commitment now that you are going to graduate from Hocking College.
tree-student.jpg Are You All Set for College?
Hopefully, you have everything you need to begin your college career. Take a look at the list and below and see if there is anything you need to take care of:
  • Parking pass (available from the Cashier's Office)
  • Student ID card (available from the Student Services Concourse in Light Hall)
  • Have you put your classes in a block schedule? You can print you classes in a block or grab a block schedule from the Concourse.
  • Have you picked up all the supplies you need for classes? If not, visit the Hocking College Bookstore.
  • Are you on the meal plan? If not, go to the Cashier's Office to look at options.
  • Do you need health insurance? Visit the website for additional information. 
Family Weekend:
Part of Hocktoberfest
Tell your friends and family about Hocktoberfest, the first weekend in October. This will be an action-packed weekend with something to do for the whole family. Check out: Hocktoberfest.  
Join PTK

Greetings Students!

nullPhi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of the two-year college. There are three chapters of Phi Theta Kappa at Hocking College. To be eligible for invitation to the Society, you must have achieved a 3.5 cumulative GPA and have earned at least 12 credit hours at HC. Benefits of membership include exclusive application access to $87 million in scholarships for current and future tuition, subsidized travel, and professional development opportunities.

However, all interested students are encouraged to pursue research, leadership development, and service-learning with their campus chapter.

Here are few exciting opportunities going on with Phi Theta Kappa at Hocking College:

Phi Theta Kappa Moodle Platform - This week, all members, officers, advisors, eligible students and interested students will be uploaded to the Phi Theta Kappa Moodle platform. This is where you can find out what's happening with your campus chapter and how to get connected. By Friday, if you are not automatically added to Phi Theta Kappa on Moodle (but would like to be), please contact coharaj@hocking.edu.  


How do I officially become a member? Later this month, Phi Theta Kappa will be mailing invitations to all eligible students. If eligible, you should receive both an electronic invitation and one via snail mail. Please follow the instructions in those invitations to officially accept membership. The website ptk.org is secure and safe. Membership requires a one-time lifetime dues payment of $80.

Chapter Meetings - Each chapter is presently establishing their chapter meeting times for the semester. Stay tuned for minutes and future agendas on the Moodle platform.

Honors In Action Conference - Friday afternoon, September 27 - Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Owens Community College in Toledo, Ohio. If you are a current chapter member and would like to attend this conference, please express your intention via Moodle and/or to coharaj@hocking.edu. The cost is $20 (all inclusive of meals, transportation, lodging, and conference fee; bring spending money). You must submit your $20 payment to Julie Cohara by Monday, September 16, 2013 at noon. More information about the conference is available on Moodle.

Hope to see you on Moodle and/or at a PTK event soon!
Outdoor Pursuits

Monday - Friday: Climbing Wall, 12 - 9 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday: Climbing Wall Open, 12 - 6 p.m.
Lead Climbing on wall Wednesdays 7 - 9 p.m.

Tuesday: Kayak Roll Clinic in Pool, days TBA

Outdoor Pursuits events this autumn:

Alum Creek Mountain Biking and Cookout - October 12, 2013

Red River Gorge Climbing Trip - November 1 - 3, 2013  

Open Field: Paintball Day - September 14, 2013  

Sunday: Local Mountain Bike Rides

New River Gorge Climbing Trip and Biking - October 19

Zaleski Backpacking Trip - November 8-10, 2013  

Winter Break Surfing Trip to Florida - January 3-10, 2014  



For more information, contact:
Shane West
Coordinator of Outdoor Pursuits
STARS Awards
The STARS (Student Team and Academic Recognition System) Ceremony for this semester will be held October 17 at 7 p.m. in the Student Center Multiplex and will be honoring achievements from Spring and Summer Semester. We are now accepting applications for nominations in the following areas:

"The Green Award"
This will be given to recognize outstanding efforts from last quarter in the area of education of sustainable, renewable and environmental issues or the implementation thereof.

The "We are One Hocking" Award
This award will be given to recognize outstanding efforts from last quarter in the area Cross-Cultural Education and/or community unification.

Most Outstanding Contribution to Campus or Community Life
This award will be given to recognize a project which made a
positive impact on campus or community life last semester.

Please send nominations by e-mail to lee_g@hocking.edu
Nominations should include the name of the group or person nominated and a description of the project which includes the date that the project took place and should be sent to Giles Lee by the end of September. Feel fee to include photos, video, evaluations and references in the nomination e-mail.
Ministries On Campus

  • I-Fuel: Student Center, 6 p.m., Sunday, Conference Room C
  • Campus Crusade for Christ (CRU): 8 p.m. Tuesday, Conference Room C  
  • Listening Post: Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Student Center Lobby
Please note that Rev. Bill Bales has retired. Local minister Ed True can be reached at thetwotruths@hotmail.com
Flag Football
Intramural League starts Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Games will be held every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 p.m. until dark. Sign-up sheets are located at the front desk of the Student Center and need to be turned in by 5 p.m. on September 15.
Autumn Softball League
Intramural Softball league starts Monday, September 23, 2013. Games will be held Monday and Wednesday starting at 5:00 p.m. until dark. Sign-up sheets located the front of Student Center and need to be turned in by 5 p.m. on September 18, 2013.
Open Volleyball
Meet in the Multiplex on Tuesday and Thursday: 6 - 9:00 p.m.
Open Gym Basketball
Every evening in gym court #1 starting at 5 p.m. until close.
Open Soccer
Monday, Wednesday and Sunday in the Multiplex 6 - 8 p.m.
Open Dodge Ball
Gaga Ball
Sunday and Wednesday at Tennis courts 6 - 8 p.m.

Watch out for Gaga Ball: new this semester!

Any questions, please contact Brady Trace at 740.753.6540.
Students with Disabilities
If you have any kind of disability, the Access Center located on the second floor of Light Hall in JL 249, can assist you.

Please note that the Student Center has a private changing room accessible to people in wheelchairs. Showers for people in wheelchairs are available in the locker rooms. The swimming pool also has stairs with rails and a lift.

We would be more than happy to make accommodations for any person to attend events. Please let us know what we can do to help. Please call the Student Center at 740.753.6539 or the Access Center at 740.753.7107.
Global Dialogue Winner
Congratulations to Hocking College student Ndeye Penda Leye of Senegal, for being named one of the 20 international winners of the Global Dialogues contest. Written in excellent English (Penda's third language!), her fictional story "Tears of an Angel" depicts both the horrific mind games played by child sex abusers and the strong, exemplary response of a compassionate and loving parent.
Smart Start 2013
 Smart Start 2013

Thanks to everyone who participated. Remember you can come back next year as a peer mentor. We hope you had the time of your life!
About Us
If you would like to get involved in Student Centered or for more information about anything in Student Centered please contact:

Giles Lee
Prime Minister of Student Activities
Hocking College Student Center
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, OH 45701

Hocking College provides a unique, innovative, and quality education in a supportive experience- based learning environment, preparing students for employment and transfer education opportunities, while teaching the value of lifelong learning, promoting diversity and developing citizens who are engaged in their local and global communities.
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Clubs & Organizations
Thinking of starting a new club? Advertise here. Click on the club below for contact information.

Active Clubs:
Intramural Sports
Kappa Beta Delta (Business Honors Society
Outdoor Pursuits
Outlook (LGBTA)

Grants are available through the Student Center for club funding!
Not seeing your club here? Let us and know and we will add it to the list. Contact Giles Lee
Student Services
Cross-Cultural Corner
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"Holding on to Anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die."



Interested in cross-cultural issues? Check out the
Diversity Without Division Facebook Page
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Student Government
Would you like to be a part of campus decision making, make your voice heard on campus, go on trips, attend conferences and trainings, build a resume and gain leadership experience? 

Come to the Student Government meeting, Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby.