The Equity & Inclusion Committee is pleased to promote “Movember” events during the month of November offered by CCS to support Men’s Mental and Physical Health awareness.


Friday November 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 PM: Destigmatizing Emotions – Mental Health amongst Asian Men Zoom Workshop with Bansari Thakkar and Cheryl James

This workshop will explore the topic of mental health amongst Asian men, reflect on cultural and societal expectations, and how that could affect your ability to ask for help or support. We will discuss vulnerability and how to recognize, express and, most importantly, normalize emotions. We will review and discuss what therapy is and how it can be a helpful tool in supporting you and your mental health. This workshop will also explore and provide other simple wellness tips/techniques to take care of your mental health.

Wednesday November 29, 3:00-5:00 PM.: Movember Wrap Up Tabling @ The RPAC with CCS Staff

Stop by our Table at the RPAC for some CCS swag and good conversation as we wrap up Movember and head into finals season.

Other events of note:

Tuesday November 7, 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Mindful Masculinity: Intuitive Living and Eating for Men Zoom Workshop with the Student Wellness Center, featuring Janelle Bayless and Jake Gorham

In a world where men’s mental health and holistic well-being are crucial and sometimes overlooked, this interactive learning session dives into the realm of mindful masculinity. Join us as we explore how the principles of intuitive living and eating can be harnessed to benefit mental wellness, healthy relationships with food and promote positive body image. In this thought-provoking workshop, we will delve into the challenges that men face in navigating societal expectations and the impact these can have. We will debunk myths surrounding health and body weight, shedding light on the harmful effects of diet culture on well-being. By promoting awareness of weight stigma, we aim to empower men to challenge these biases and embrace body respect. This is an opportunity to engage in open dialogue to share and listen to other’s life experiences. This event is part of Movember, an awareness month about men’s physical and mental health issues.

Learn more about nutrition coaching online.

ACADAOS Autumn 2022 General Body Meeting Recap

Thanks so much to Dr. Shawnté Elbert for sharing with our members such great information. If you missed the meeting, or had to leave early, please see links below to the recording of the meeting and the slides she provided:

As a reminder, if you’re interested in joining any o f our committees, please email David Zach.

Finally, don’t forget to track your professional development points as you participate in professional development activities on or off campus. More information can be found at our Professional Development page.

Thanks for a great Autumn General Body Meeting, and we can’t wait to connect again in spring semester.

Spend your Wednesday with ACADAOS

ACADAOS is hosting two great events this Wednesday, November 2nd.

First, join our Equity & Inclusion Committee for Coffee and Conversation from 8:30-9:30 AM in the Physics Research Building Atrium. Please RSVP here.

Next, stop by the Varsity Club anytime from 4-6 PM for our November Happy Hour hosted by the Outreach & Engagement Committee. Please RSVP here.

Start and end your work day with us! We look forward to great conversations and connections.


ACADAOS Holiday Gatherings 2021

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Hello ACADAOS Community!

ACADAOS is hosting TWO options for holiday gathering this year, one virtual and one in-person.  Attendance at both is encouraged if your schedule and preferences allow for it.

  • The in-person gathering is Wednesday, Dec 15 from 11:30am-1pm in 285/289 SAS on the Columbus campus.  Bring your own lunch but we plan to provide drinks and light snacks.
  • The virtual gathering is Tuesday, Dec 14 at 4pm on Zoom.

While full details will be sent in early December, we ask that you complete this very quick RSVP on Qualtrics with your likelihood of attending either event as this will help the Outreach and Engagement team with planning.  “Might attend” is an option if you cannot commit yet so please respond sooner rather than later, and by Dec 8 at the latest.

Thank you for all that you do!

The ACADAOS Outreach and Engagement Committee

Leslie Dowler, co-chair
Kris Wethington, co-chair
Brad Burton
Brandon Hines


Blane Harding – NACADA Academic Advising Workshop

The Academic Advising Association of The Ohio State University and The Office of Student Academic Success (Transition and Academic Growth) have partnered to host a workshop facilitated by the National Academic Advising Association on Tuesday, September 28th from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EST on Zoom.

Blane Harding is the former Director of Diversity Engagement for the Office of Inclusion and Diversity at Virginia Tech University and currently serves as a national consultant. He also served as the Director of Advising, Recruitment, and Retention for the College of Science at the University of Nevada, Reno from 2017-2020 as well as the Director of The Cultural Center at the University of Nevada Reno from 2015-2017. He retired from Colorado State University, after 24 years of service, in 2012 where he served as the Director of Advising, Recruitment, and Retention for the College of Liberal Arts as well as a professor in the Ethnic Studies Department. Mr. Harding served as a retention faculty member with the Council for Opportunity in Education which oversees the national TRIO programs as well as a faculty member, for 16 years, and past Chair of the Summer Institute Advisory Board for the National Academic Advising Association and Chair of their Multicultural Concerns Commission. In 2018 he was recognized as the Leading Light Award Winner presented to a NACADA member in recognition of significant contributions to diversity within NACADA.

Topics for workshop:

  • Difference between cultural competence/effectiveness and cultural humanity
  • Relationship between power, influence, and privilege
  • Unconscious bias related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Advising as teaching
  • Difference between equity and equality and impacts on retention
  • Identifying barriers that hinder student and advisor success

Worksheets for the workshop will be provided leading up to the meeting for those who register. We hope to see you there!

Registration is required for the workshop. Please see registration link below: