<<First Name>>, February OWU LeaderTIPS is here!

[February 2013]
A monthly newsletter with tips and advice for OWU's emerging leaders!
We're going green! Print copies will no longer be available through the SIO.

<<First Name>>, as an emerging leader on campus you were recommended to receive this newsletter to help increase your leadership abilities and resources on campus.

Resources! How the SIO can work for you and your Organization!  

The Student Involvement Office can help you with anything your organization may need. A list of resources is listed below. Be sure to check out the How To At OWU online!

Sandwich boards, Cash boxes, Sidewalk chalk, Easels, Bose sound system (see below)
HWCC display access & banner displays, Leadership, Team Building, and Icebreaker,
Idea books, Moving display signs, Ellison machine, Storage for supplies, Storage sports equipment,
Use of HWCC televisions during lunch, Room reservations, Use of on campus facilities,
Club mailbox, Corn hole, Help/advice

Items available with extra cost: 
Poster printer, Balloons and helium and Paper rolls (can be used on bulletin boards in dorms, etc.)

Never Stop Asking Questions: Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney

Bruce Jones, Programming Director of the Disney Institute, writes that "the best legacy is not one that is fondly remembered, but one that is actively emulated."
Three key components to spark new ideas: 
  • Get an attitude! Get confident: When questions are asked confidently, they come across as requests for verification. If you don’t feel confident, stand up straight, speak up, and act that way!
  • Do your own research: Never believe people who tell you not to bother because they’ve tried something already. They may be right, but in finding out for yourself, you may be inspired or learn something.
  • Relax, live, and absorb! Creative people never stop being curious and don’t have a nine-to-five attitude. Instead, if they find something that improves them, they fit it into their lives.
Stay curious, strong leaders never stop questioning. While some individuals become encompassed in daily rituals, leaders ask “Why?” and then “Why not?”

Adapted from Bruce Jones, Disney Institute: "Never Stop Asking Questions: Leadership Lessons from Walt Disney"
  • What is it? The OWU Summit focuses on developing the skills of students who are  transitioning into leadership positions and also on Emerging Leaders. Freshmen and sophomores who have been identified and nominated by faculty, staff, or upper class peers have the chances to learn about their leadership style and hear about opportunities for involvement at OWU.  The 2014 theme is:  Thriving & Surviving:  Developing Healthy Skills for Leadership and Life

  • When is it?  Saturday, February 8th from 1:00-4:00pm; Check in begins at 12:30pm in the HWCC atrium

  • Requirement:  two officers from every Recognized Student Organization (including fraternities/sororities) to remain in good standing.  There will be a special educational session for treasurers of organizations who have received $1,000.00 or more in spring funding from WCSA

  • Register to attend no later than Wednesday, February 5th  at noon.  Register in OrgSync in the forms module or direct link at

Be On The Lookout!

Upcoming OWU Events:

OWU Summit-  February 8, Check-In at 12:30, Summit at 1 pm. HWCC Atrium.
Funtrium! Take a break and enjoy some free treats Feb. 14 during lunch in the Hamwil Atrium
You Are OWU!, February 28 12:30 pm, HWCC Atrium Hosted by Student Involvement Office
Nominate someone for You Are OWU! 

Day On The JAY - April 25 11:30 am - 2 pm, Join the SIO for some "Super Hero" Fun!
Final Day for Registered Events, May 1 (The Last Day of Classes) 

Golden Bishop Awards - April 12, 2 pm. Benes Rooms.
Semester Final Exams May 3 - 8



What OWU Student Leaders have to say...

Nola Johnson '14
, Many students on the OWU campus are familiar with the Student Involvement Office as the ‘go-to’ place for clubs. The SIO is not just for student leaders and student organizations on campus, we also provide the following services: faxing, helium balloons, poster making, and colored paper. So the next time you need to fax a resume or plan a party-the SIO has what you need.

Emma Drongowski '16, The Student Involvement Office provides resources to allow student groups to be self-sufficient. The SIO has all of the tools for students to create their own budgets, rent vans, make contracts,attend conferences, advertise for events, and develop their leadership skills. Any and all students are welcome to the hundreds of opportunities available through the office, they just need to keep an eye out and take advantage of them!


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