Greetings of the season to all — and it is hard to believe that we are now in our final full week of classes for the FA'10 term! We hope to see all of you at some point before you leave for the intersession break — and best of luck on all of your final projects, papers and tests. Happy holidays to all!
As you know, the last day to make any arrangements with Susan Linn for your finals test accommodations was Fri 12/3 at 4:30pm. Thanks to all of you who came by ODS to check-in with Susan L — and pls remember that you MUST do so even if ODS is *not* involved in any proctoring concerns. Please remember that it is always better to be pro-active where finals are concerned!
If you borrowed any items from ODS during the FA'10 term — please remember to return them to us no later than Wed 12/15. Items can be re-borrowed again in SP'11—but we like to do inventory control at the end of each semester just to be on the safe side!
Are you planning to study abroad in the coming term — and if so, have you checked in with both Study Abroad Dean Gretchen Young as well as Susan Quinby re: possible accommodations you might be needing while away? Areas to think about include possible disability housing concerns, test and other classroom accommodations, medication and/or clinician concerns, etc. Please check-in now so we can help you plan before you get on the plane!
A longstanding and much-loved ODS tradition — we are delighted to announce our semi-annual ODS Free Massage Day on Wednesday, December 15 from 10am-5pm in the FitBear Room, tunnel level Barnard Hall. Massages run for 30 minutes (25min massage with
a 5min cool-down) — and students are asked to arrive 5 min prior to their session. Sign-ups must be in person in ODS beginning at
10am on Tue 12/14—and sessions will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Arrive early next Tuesday as these wonderful
sessions get scheduled very quickly! Enjoy!
Has there been someone this semester — professor, administrator, staff member or student — who has been particularly helpful, supportive or creative in responding to you and/or your disability-related needs? If so, please nominate them (as many as
you like!) to receive a DARA from ODS.
This award is our way of thanking members of the Barnard and Columbia community who have supported the mission and goals of ODS — to provide an inclusive and accessible environment for all students. Please stop by ODS to complete the very brief DARA nomination form — or just send us a quick email with the name of your nominee and why you'd like to nominate her/him!