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Retreat on the Rock 2015

October 8, 2015 – Join your fellow Ohio State communicators this summer at OSU’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie for a special professional development retreat

  • Time:Oct 8 12:00 pm - Oct 9 3:00 pm
  • Location:Stone Lab, Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 | Get Directions
  • REGISTER BY • Oct 2, 2015
  • Event Organizer:Jill Jentes Banicki | Contact Host
  • Event Category:Conferences | Show Similar

Join your fellow Ohio State communicators this fall at OSU’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie for a special professional development retreat.

Reasons to attend

  • Professional development and education – learn about the craft of communications, with specific reference to The Ohio State University
  • Learn about Stone Lab, a university resource accessed by thousands of students each year but that few staff visit
  • Shape the communications culture at Ohio State in a collaborative environment as part of One University
  • Network with other Ohio State communicators

Featured Presentations

  • From Warm Fuzzies to Outreach Machines – Going Beyond the Basics to Get the Most from your Outreach and Engagement Efforts

    As part of the university mission, outreach is vital to the life of Ohio State, yet tracking can be tricky. What information do you track? How do you fit the needs for learning, communications, and the community? Learn how Pharmacy is working toward better tracking of Outreach and Engagement activities from students to faculty to staff, and using this information to create real-time data for reporting, funding, and communications needs.

    Program Manager and Community Builder, College of Pharmacy
    Emily is the Program Manager and Community Builder in Outreach and Engagement within The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

    1. Going Beyond the Basics to Get the Most from your Outreach and Engagement Efforts
  • Sustainability at Ohio State

    Sustainability is a major topic on campus this year, i.e., COMPAS program and the proposed university sustainability goals. “Sustainability at Ohio State” will feature Don Hubin who will discuss the Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) and its various programs and proposed programs. He will focus on the COMPAS (Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society) program and, especially, the 2015-16 Sustainability COMPAS.  Nikia Reveal will discuss how to represent sustainability initiatives within the university’s master brand. She will walk through visual toolkit elements, tertiary identification and how to tap into the university’s sustainability awareness campaign. Gina Langen will discuss a developing Campus Sustainability Awareness Campaign. She will give an overview of what efforts have already been completed and what ideas are in development or under consideration. Through this session, communicators will realize and be aware of how they can communicate sustainability needs and directives to their units.

    Director of Communications, Office of Energy and Environment
    Gina is the Director of Communications for the Office of Energy and Environment.

    Creative Director, Brand and Marketing, University Communications
    Nikia manages University Communications’ Brand & Marketing creative staff.

    Director, Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Ohio State University
    Donald C. Hubin is the Founding Director of the Ohio State Center for Ethics and Human Values.

    1. Sustainability Goals Project Communications Effort
    2. Introduction to CEHV, COMPAS, and Sustainability
    3. COMPAS: Conversations on Morality, Politics and Society
  • Visual Storytelling – Taking and Choosing Compelling Photographs for your Ohio State Communications Projects

    Everyone has a state-of-the-art digital camera in their pocket these days, but not everyone knows how to use it. Whether you’re working with your smartphone or a digital SLR, learn how to create images that effectively communicate and don’t distract from your Ohio State unit’s message. We’ll briefly discuss the technical aspects of operating a camera, but focus on composition and post-processing workflow.

    Marketing and Communications Specialist, Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab
    Lisa is the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Lab marketing and communications specialist and a professional wedding and portrait photographer.

    1. Visual Storytelling
  • Ohio State’s social media successes and lessons: Covering the #OSU2020Vision and more

    President Drake’s 2020 Vision is a driving force of the work happening in University Communications. How do we tell those stories across our different platforms, and especially on social media? We’ll discuss how the University Communications team (and the university as a whole) rallied around President Drake’s mission — from the site launch to the social media to the stories to support it. We’ll talk about “wins” around this big initiative, as well as some successes and lessons learned in our general social media efforts throughout the past year.

    Social Media Manager, University Communications
    Lauren is the social media manager for Ohio State’s University Communications.

    1. #OSU2020Vision and beyond: Ohio State’s lessons learned on social
  • Using Explain Everything and iMovie to Make Videos

    In this interactive tutorial, participants will learn the basics of lecture capture, including creating, recording and sharing, with the iPad app, Explain Everything. Participants will also learn video editing basics on the iPad app, iMovie. In iMovie, participants will be introduced to editing video, adding music and transitions, as well saving and sharing their videos.

    Educational Technology Specialist, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
    Scott works with professors on creating engaging courses for College Credit Plus.

    Educational Technology Specialist, Office of Distance Education and eLearning
    Erin has eleven years of K-12 education experience and works with K-12 teachers on technology integration.


$ 275 / attendee OR $ 100 / one day

This cost includes:

  • Day-and-a-half program
  • Round Trip ticket for the Miller Ferry to Put-in-Bay
  • Overnight accommodations (with 1-3 roommates) on the island
  • All meals (2 lunches, breakfast, dinner, snacks)
  • Option of two Stone Lab island field trips: Lake Erie science cruise or four island activities
  • Island history tour, ending at Ohio State’s very own South Bass Island Lighthouse for Lake Erie sunset
Optional add-on: Bus transportation $ 60

Minimum attendees required: 15; Maximum allowed: 60

Register Now

Register now to reserve your spot. Your registration will not be complete until we receive the registration fee. Participants who sign up after the initial 60 spaces are filled will be waitlisted.

Mass transportation from Columbus to Put-in-Bay will be available for an additional $ 60 cost.

Note: Outside of agenda events, transportation on and off Gibraltar Island will not be provided; the Lake Erie Water Taxi will be available to take guests back to Put-in-Bay at their own expense.

Payment Details
  • eRequest: Stone Lab
  • Cost: $ 275 (+ optional bus $ 60)
  • Description: Registration payment for OSU Communications Retreat (Retreat on the Rock) to be held at Stone Lab on October 8-9, 2015. Please include Attendee names.
  • Questions: Please contact Bryan Ford, 614-247-6266

If you can’t use eRequest, send a check made out to “The Ohio State University” to:

Ohio Sea Grant
Attn: Retreat on the Rock
1314 Kinnear Road, Area 100
Columbus, OH 43212

Attending this year...

Jeff McCallister, Editor - University Communications
Linda Montler, Director - College of Medicine
Kim Knight, Events Manager - Wexner Medical Center
Varun Ramanujam, Sr. Marketing & Communications Strategist - ODEE
Cathy Becker, Public Relations Coordinator - Mershon Center for International Security Studies
Jennifer Wray, Marketing & Media Assistant - Wexner Center for the Arts
Erik Pepple, Media & Public Relations Manager - Wexner Center for the Arts
Jill Jentes Banicki, Assistant Director - Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab
Natalie Brown, Marketing Coordinator - OSUWMC Marketing
Kathryn Moneysmith, Technical Editor - Center for Human Resource Research
Cynthia Overly, Outreach Coordinator - Ohio State University Airport
Laura Wise-Blau, Communications Coor - Pharmacy
Mary Alice Casey, Editor, Ohio State alumni magazine - University Communications
Chris Drain, Advancement Manager - Ohio State Mansfield - Advancement
Lisa Rice, Communications and Marketing Specialist - Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Laboratory
Wayne Rowe, Manager of Communications & Marketing - The Ohio State University at Marion
Lauren Boyd, Multimedia specialist - University Communications
Gina Langen, Dir. of Communications - Office of Energy and Environment
Erin Howell, Regional Support Specialist - Alumni Association
Jen Russell, Regional Support Specialist - Alumni Association
Stephanie Carmean, Communications Specialist - Office of Human Resources
Nick Orosan, Senior Director for Advancement - Ohio State Mansfield
Jessica Reed, Digital Editor - University Communications - Interactive
Christina Dierkes, Outreach Specialist - Ohio Sea Grant & Stone Lab

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