March Is Here!

“I am a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.”

– Thomas Jefferson

Here we are in March already — we survived holidays, and almost survived the winter! The infamous groundhog says we’re going to have an early spring, and we certainly hope so. We know you are all working hard toward your midterm exams and looking forward to spring break. Just think: All your hard work really has paid off — you have also almost gotten through this whole year at Buckeye Village and really are surviving the college life on your own! We certainly are enjoying having you here with us and are looking forward to our March events with you. Everyone be safe over spring break — come back refreshed and ready for the hard work ahead for the final days of this semester. Happy St. Paddy’s Day, and may the luck of the Irish be with you! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Maintenance Tips

Need something fixed? We can’t fix it if we don’t know it’s broken! You can submit a service request in one of two ways: Call the office during regular office hours, or submit online through your resident portal at Please keep in mind that our maintenance team has limited hours on weekends, so unless it’s an emergency, don’t be alarmed if your request isn’t handled until Monday.

We’re happy to welcome our new Maintenance Supervisor, Broch Beyl, to our staff. We’re sure you’ll see him hard at work around the property. Please be sure to say hi and welcome him to our great complex!

In light of the recent apartment fire, we would like to remind you to not walk away from the stove or oven when it is on! Be sure to turn it off when you are done cooking. Do not leave the house with the stove or oven still on — double-check it if necessary! DO NOT COOK WITH OIL. This is a definite fire hazard and forbidden on the property. Use other cooking elements, such as a nonstick cooking spray, if necessary. Thank you for your cooperation.

Reminders & Updates

Rent is due on the 1st of each month! Luckily, you have until the 3rd to pay your rent before late fees begin accruing on the 4th at 8 a.m. Payments can be made via your resident portal or dropped in the rent dropbox in front of the GM’s office — even if it’s after hours. If you have any questions regarding the payment portal or about your account, please see Meredith Boylan or Melissa Miller in the office Monday–Friday.

Locked out of your apartment or have a maintenance emergency? Remember: There is always a Community Assistant on call! Just call (419) 565-6499, and you’ll be connected with the Community Assistant who’ll be able to assist you.

Soft Skills Make a Difference

A positive attitude and the ability to look someone in the eye while giving a firm handshake can truly set two very similar candidates apart in the job process. In this day and age of hiring and recruiting, we’ve been hearing a lot about soft skills, or people skills, when describing a candidate’s interviewing and hiring process. These are the skills that basically allow you to get along and interact with others in a work and social environment. Your ability to evaluate and hone your people skills should be part of your job prep, just as you ensure your resume is clean and typo-free.

An employee should be able to communicate, listen, share ideas, and interact with people (sometimes difficult people) in a way that demonstrates professionalism at all times. During the interview process, while your resume is showing your credentials, you are inherently demonstrating your soft skills. It takes constructive thought to be the person you want to be in the workplace. It doesn’t just happen by chance — it happens via thoughtful awareness, informed actions, and respectful engagements.

The skills of success, such as being adaptable, being positive, having a willingness to assist, and conveying a strong work ethic, are arguably more important than any degree or credential.

For more success tips and resources from Campus Advantage, visit

Community Events

Fat Tuesday Potluck — Tuesday, March 5 from 5–7 p.m. — In celebration of Fat Tuesday, bring your favorite dish to the clubhouse to share with everyone. We’ll supply the drinks and Mardi Gras festive supplies. Everyone come hungry!

Breakfast on the Go — Wednesday, March 13 @ 9 a.m. — We’ll have donuts and coffee for you in the clubhouse to help you get started with your busy day!

Breakfast for Dinner — Monday, March 18 from 5–7 p.m. — Who doesn’t love breakfast food? Come share breakfast with us in the clubhouse! We’ll have make-your-own waffles with some yummy toppings, eggs, and sausage.

Minute to Win It Games — Wednesday, March 27 from 6–8 p.m. — Come to the clubhouse and have fun playing Minute to Win It games for the chance to win lots of prizes! Bring your competitive side and join the fun.