What's Happening

Sept. 27 - Oct. 3

Cuba in an Era of Change – a lecture by Elaine Diaz

Cuban blogger Elaine Díaz

When: 3:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 29, 2015,

Location: Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts

The U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, lingering conflicts between the nations. In the past months, Presidents Obama and Castro announced the reestablishment of diplomatic relations, freed political prisoners and sat together at the Summit of the Americas opening a new era for opportunities for travel and trade. Although we can expect tough negotiations on human rights, the Guantánamo base and the lift of the embargo, some signs of collaboration are emerging in areas as health care, natural disasters prevention and drug control. But, what does this thaw mean for the Cuban people living in the island? How would it impact the almost 2 million Cuban currently living in the US? What would an opening to Cuba mean to the U.S. economy and what travelers from the U.S. could expect from the island? And, how the change of policy is improving the U.S standing in Latin America?


Elaine Díaz is a Cuban blogger, journalist and former professor at the University of Havana where she taught courses focusing on digital journalism, communication, technology and society, and alternative journalism on the web from 2008 until 2015. She has written about digital communication, technology infrastructure and the digital divide for Cuban and international outlets. From 2010 to 2012, Díaz worked as part of the local government of her municipality. Díaz is the sole Cuban author for Global Voices and has blogged for La Polemica Digital (The Digital Controversy) about social problems and the politics of online expression in Cuba. She completed an MA in communications in 2014 at the University of Havana. She studied the current state of the Cuban blogosphere and its possibilities to promote processes of public deliberation and consensus-building. Díaz was part of the Draper Hills Summer Fellows Class of 2014 and she was a fellow at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University from 2014 until 2015. As part of her fellowship, she launched an independent media outlet in Cuba called Periodismo de Barrio, where she is currently the editor in chief.

Campus Activities Board to meet!

Campus Activities Board is holding a Fall Fest planning meeting in Galvin Hall 066 - the Student Activities Office at 1:00 pm on Sept. 30th.

Other topics to discuss:

  • fall dance - Tentative date, Oct. 9 (same night as Inside Out film)
  • fall community service project
  • spring events

Contact Amy Livchak at livchak.2@osu.edu for more information.

Mapping Lima -

Field Based GIS Mapping Workshop

Friday, Oct. 2nd from 4:00 pm - to 7:00 pm

and Saturday, Oct. 3rd from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

For details email Associate Dean Leite at leite.11@osu.edu

Student Organizations Updates

The Indie Alternative Music Club Meeting

The Indie Alternative Music Club will be meeting on Oct. 2 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Galvin Hall Game room.

Social Work Club Homecoming Bonfire

During homecoming week, SWK Club will be hosting a bonfire with games, snacks and hot dogs. This is a free event for any Rhodes or OSU students and staff.

Date: Oct. 6 Time: 9:00 pm

Location: Campfire near the OSU observatory and baseball field.

Rhodes SADHA Club Yankee Candle Sale

SADHA (Dental Hygiene) is selling Yankee Candles to help raise Money for the Student Chapter. Stop by Dental Clinic for details.

National Depression Screening Day

Thursday, Oct. 8th, 10am-2pm

Galvin 107 Hall

Take 20 minutes out of your day to participate in NDSD to raise awareness of Mental Health issues and check out Ohio State Lima's Counseling Services offices!

Thursday, Oct 8 10:00 - 2:00 in GA 107

Ask your professors if you can earn extra credit for participating in the event!!

Tee Time

Free Golf!

Ohio State Lima /Rhodes State Students

If you have an interested in trying out for the 2016 Barons Golf Team this spring, you can play a FREE round of golf at Hawthorne Hills Golf Course. You will be able to play on October 5, 6, 7, 8 or 9, but only one round of golf. All you have to do is show your student ID card from either Rhodes State College or Ohio State Lima.

Please stop in at the pro shop when you arrive so you can put your name, e-mail and phone number on a sign-up sheet Jim Maley (Golf Coach) can contact you about trying out for Baron Golf Team next spring.

You might want to call ahead to make a tee-time at the Pro Shop (419)221-1891. Hawthorne Hills is located at 1000 East Fetter Road. This is a great opportunity to play a free round of golf.

Coach Maley


Cinema in the Cellar presents: Inside Out

Inside Out Official Trailer #2 (2015) - Disney Pixar Movie HD

Cinema in the Cellar presents: Inside Out

October 9, 2015

Show times: 10:00 am, 12:45 pm, 3:30 pm and 7:00 pm

Free popcorn

In collaboration with Student Activities Office and Counseling services.

OSU Lima's Counseling Services celebrates October as LGBT History Month

Monday, Oct. 12th, 11am

Galvin Hall Lobby

October is LGBT History Month & OSU Lima's Counseling Services will be handing out free rainbow sherbet in honor of National Coming Out Day!

while supplies last


Tuesday, Oct. 27th, 2pm

SCI 100

Are you dealing with Test Anxiety?

Let us help you get it managed! Presented by OSU Lima Counseling Services