Health Science Affairs

Fall Kickoff 2016 Morning Session

The Council of Health Science Affairs wishes to welcome you to the Fall Kickoff 2016 for the Health Science Campus Programs. The day will be filled with activities, and to get you started, we have selected a group of professionals to speak with you about information pertaining to the Health Science Campus specifically.  Because you are part of the Health Science Programs, you may be spending a lot of time on the Health Science Campus and we wish to prepare you to get around campus and be aware of the resources available to you.  

Meet the speakers and a little about their topic of discussion . . .

Speaker Name/Information Topic of Discussion

Dr. Dorothea Sawicki
Dr. Dorothea Sawicki

Professor & Vice Provost,
Health Science Affairs
and University Accreditation

Welcome Remarks

Tawn Williams Nell

Tawn Williams-Nell
Director of Student Services, HSC

Student Service Center

Tawn Williams-Nell, Director of Student Services, will be discussing the “nuts and bolts” of managing your student account.  This will include information on adding and dropping courses, understanding your student tuition bill, student refunds and direct deposits, and other tips to have a successful year.

Jason Titus
Jason Titus
Assistant Director, Financial Aid, HSC

Financial Aid/Student Debt Management

Learn about financial aid, how it’s calculated and awarded, scholarship searches, personal budgeting, personal cost saving measures, some tips about credit card debt, how to get your personal credit report, identity theft and the Student Service Center location and hours.

Jessica Faber
Jessica Faber
Coordinator, Academic Enrichment Center

Academic Enrichment Center

Quote from 1999 film The Matrix;  "Neo, sooner or later you're going to realize just as I did that there's a difference between knowing the path and walking the path." ~ Morpheus

The presentation will focus on  advice about the path of which you are about to embark, and the  resources the Academic Enrichment Center has to offer  while you are walking the path. 

The mission of the Academic Enrichment Center (AEC) is to provide academic support services for students in the Health Science professional programs by facilitating student engagement and collaboration, fostering self-directed learning, and providing resources which contribute to student academic success.

Jodi Jameson
Jodi Jameson
College of Nursing Librarian

Gerald Natal
Gerald Natal
Health Science Librarian

Mulford Library
on the Health Science Campus

Nursing Librarian Jodi Jameson and Health Sciences Librarian Gerald Natal will be welcoming students with a short presentation on the resources and services offered through the University of Toledo Libraries, and Mulford Health Sciences Library in particular. Included will be information about computing in the library, borrowing materials, where to find databases for research, and how to get help in the library.

Marc Miller
Marc Miller
Director of Technology

Information Technology

Director of Technology, Marc Miller will be introducing the resources and services of the Information Technology Department on behalf of the Health Science Campus group.
Students will learn about free software available to UT students, student computer labs and printer locations, print quotas, WIFI access on campus, and security measures for keeping your information secure.  In addition, students will be given contact information for the 24/7 Help Desk and Health Science Campus personnel available to assist students on campus.  Finally, many students will be using the "Blackboard" student system for their online and distance learning courses.  Come find out some tips and tricks for using Blackboard to get you ready for the start of the semester.

Jeffrey Newton
Chief Jeffrey Newton
University of Toledo Police Chief and Director of Public Safety

Health Science Campus Safety

The University of Toledo Office of Public Safety is dedicated to providing excellence in service while promoting a safe university environment.  A safe campus is achieved through a partnership between public safety responders and the community served.  Lt Tressa Johnson will guide you through the safety resources the university offers, crime prevention measures, how to report a crime and the methods the university may use to communicate emergencies to you.  Thank you for partnering with us to make UT a safer environment.

Photo of Nancy GaugerNancy Gauger
Clinic Manager

Student Medical Services/
Health Insurance

Nancy Gauger, Clinic Manager will be presenting important information on the services available to students from The Student Health and Wellness Clinic located in the lower level of the Ruppert Health Center, room 0013. This clinic services students' acute and chronic health needs as well as screening and program requirements. The hours of operation are Monday and Tuesday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Wednesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. (Appointments scheduled with a provider start at noon). Friday 9:00 AM to 1:00pm. To schedule an appointment call Central Registration at 419-383-5000.   

Your mental health needs are also addressed in this presentation as the pressures of balancing home, work, school, and other issues may make it necessary for students to seek assistance.  Behavioral health offers appointments with a Psychiatrist on Tuesday from 9:30 to 3:00 PM in the lower level of the Medical Pavilion at the PM&R clinic in room 0030.  To schedule an appointment you have several options. You may call the Main Campus Student Medical Center at 530-3486 or 530-3455. You may call the PM&R clinic at 383-4022, choose options #1 or #5. You may email Jamia Johnson at You may request an appointment through your personal Athena EMR portal.

Parking:  Parking passes are NOT required for this event.  Please see the parking and directions section for more information. 

Check-In:  Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. and requires you to simply sign in on an attendance sheet. Once you sign in, you may proceed to the breakfast table and then sit in the auditorium at Collier 1000A/B.  We anticipate approximately 500 students.

Morning Refreshments:  We will provide water/coffee in the morning, as well as breakfast bars/protein bars/fruit or granola bars at the break.  Feel free to bring something more to eat if you like!

Pictures:  Students in several programs will be having their pictures taken after the morning session at various times throughout the day.  Please consult with your program contact person to see if your program will be having pictures taken at the Fall 2016 Kickoff Event.  

If you are having pictures taken, they will be taken from the mid-chest up like would be taken for a yearbook photo.  The pictures may be used at graduation for the graduation program if another photo is not submitted by the student.  Students should wear shirts/tops appropriate for a program of this type.  Please no halter tops, or t-shirts with pictures, logos, or sayings on them.  A nice blouse/top for women, polo or other nice shirts for men.  If you have any questions, please consult with your program contact person or email

Lunch:  Lunch will consist of a boxed lunch from a local restaurant and may include a sandwich/wrap and condiments (a small number of vegetarian lunches will be supplied), a bag of chips, a cookie, as well as a drink.

Last Updated: 7/27/16