Volume 10 - April 2021
Thank you for continuing to do your part to keep yourself, your family, and your friends healthy and safe.
It's hard to believe that this academic year is coming to a close! The challenges that you've experienced, the flexibility and compassion that you've shown, and the many ways in which you, your family, and your friends have been impacted are certain to be remembered for years to come. For those of you who are graduating, we wish you the very best and look forward to continuing to connect with you in the future. For those who will return next year, we are grateful for another year together and hopeful that we will be able to get to know you even better in-person. For all, please stay in touch. Wherever we may go, we are forever together as Buckeyes! O-H-I-O!
Featured Autumn 2021 Courses
The College of Arts and Sciences is thrilled to be welcoming Buckeyes back to a reactivated campus this fall. Students can look forward to more in-person course offerings, including some of the exciting options listed here. An expanded group of hybrid and online courses will continue to be available as well. Visit the university’s website for more on how Ohio State is committed to keeping all Buckeyes safe and healthy in the coming academic year.
What Will You Do This Summer?
Register for Ohio State Summer Term
The Summer Term schedule of classes is now available. Summer classes are offered May through August and range from 4 to 12 weeks, offering you the flexibility to decide what best fits in your schedule! GE courses are available in all GE categories and are offered at all levels (1000 to 4000). In addition, many courses are offered that will fulfill major requirements in some departments/programs and many courses are available to take in-person or online, which can help you keep momentum toward a four-year graduation or get you back on track before autumn semester. Summer enrollment appointments are now available to view in Buckeye Link.
Summer Term 2021 Tuition Discount
Summer term tuition is discounted 25% for Columbus campus undergraduates. This tuition discount applies to the instructional fee and general fee for all Columbus campus undergraduates and to the non-resident surcharge for Columbus campus students who are taking courses in-person, hybrid, or distance enhanced modes. The discount does not apply to any other fee. Read more.
Connect with a College of Arts and Sciences Faculty or Staff Member and Receive a $5 Digital Starbucks Coffee Card
Compliments of Arts and Sciences
Coffee Connections is a new initiative for arts and sciences majors and is intended to encourage connections during this time of social distancing. Sharing a cup of coffee, or tea, and an informal conversation is a great way to learn more about your program of study, explore educational and research opportunities, identify or confirm your career direction, or build an educational relationship - an important factor when requesting a future letter of reference. Meet with an arts and sciences faculty or staff member and request your digital coffee card. Read more.
Year-Round Career Success Services
As you think about your summer plans, seeing friends and family is likely at the top of your list, along with your summer internship or job. But did you know Career Success serves you all year round? Make plans now to connect over summer break with your Career Coach, and to add your summer experiences to your resume, elevator pitch and your Handshake or LinkedIn profiles. Appointments will be available virtually or by phone and can be scheduled on the Handshake platform. And for regular tips on how to present your professional self to employers, follow their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter pages, and subscribe to their podcast, available on iTunes, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. Read more.
Personal Wellness and Mental Health (ARTSSCI 5194) 1 credit
Personal wellness and mental health are important determinants of success. In this course, students will be introduced to a variety of evidence-based strategies for managing stress, warding off/combatting anxiety and depression, and promoting personal wellness. To learn these strategies, students will be asked to try them out and explore how they can use them in their own lives. The course aims to provide students with a psychological toolkit that they can rely on in facing a wide variety of challenges as they progress through their university experience and into the years that follow. Taught by Department of Psychology faculty. No pre-requisites.
Student Emergency Funds
Student Financial Aid - COVID-19 Emergency Financial Assistance: Ohio State has emergency grants available to aid students who are facing unexpected financial challenges related to the pandemic. Students may use the funds toward any component of the cost of attendance, or for emergency costs that arise because of the COVID-19 pandemic such as food, housing, tuition, health care (including mental health care) or child care. Read more.
Student Advocacy Center - Emergency Financial Assistance: Ohio State provides emergency financial assistance to students who may otherwise be at risk of dropping out of college due to an unexpected financial emergency. Read more.
New LGBTQ+ Studies Minor
A new LGBTQ+ Studies minor explores non-normative gender and sexuality. The Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies has launched a new LGBTQ+ studies minor, which enables students to explore the broad array of how people embody and express gender and sexuality. Read more,
Hear Your Teachers Share Their Passion
Voices of Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences 
Listen to some of your professors share their innovative work and then check out their classes. Sample podcasts are listed below. Listen to these and more podcasts here.
It's More Than Gunning Down Zombies - Scott Swearingen (Design)
Diaspora, Beyonce, and Law School - Simone Drake (African American and African Studies)
Mythbuster - Causes, Consequences, and Solutions To the Problem of Human Aggression and Violence - Brad Bushman (Communication)
Theatre and Film Auditions – Open to All Students
The Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts promotes diverse casting opportunities in its upcoming auditions. All Ohio State students in good academic standing are welcome to audition. You do not need to be a theatre major or minor to participate. The department is holding auditions for autumn 2021 mainstage productions of The Seagull and In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play). Student directors for theatre and film projects may also participate. Audition details can be found here.
Audition Dates - Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20 via Zoom.
Summer Program - Coding for Brain Decoding (CODE)
The Center for Cognitive and Brain Imaging is launching a summer program for undergraduate students – Coding for Brain Decoding (CODE) – to provide hands-on training in python programming for students interested in neuroimaging research. This program seeks to impart the value of diversity and inclusion and to help students with their professional development. Undergraduate students from underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Read more.
Buckeye Bucket List
The Buckeye Bucket List includes locations on campus that we think graduating students would like to visit before they attend Commencement. We realize that it is possible to attend Ohio State for three or four years without appreciating the hidden gems that Ohio State has to offer. The list of places on this list tries to bring those hidden gems to the attention of students so that they can experience all Ohio State has to offer before graduation or get a head start knowing graduation is not too far in the future. If visiting locations, please remember to follow all COVID-19 protocols! Bucket List stops.
Moving Out of Rental Housing
Moving out of your rental property can be a very hectic time, but there are a number of essential steps you need to take prior to and during the move-out process including the following: provide prior notice to your property manager, provide your property manager with a forwarding address, clean your apartment/house thoroughly, fill out a move-out checklist documenting the condition of the property, take pictures and video of the unit, return the keys to the property manager, and always dispose of your trash properly. More details on each of these steps, how to dispose of bulk items, and return of your security deposit found here. Sublet resources here or visit the Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Student ServicesMove-In/Move-Out Checklist.
Establishing Mental Health Services in a New Location
As the year comes to a close, relocating may mean establishing mental health services in a new area. When you consider a provider, you are encouraged to ask questions regarding issues that are important to you. In addition to those questions, Counseling and Consultation Services provides guidance on what you should consider asking. Read more.
Student Wellness Center's BeWell Hut
The Student Life Student Wellness Center's BeWell Hut is now virtual. Join them for BeWell Live, a casual and interactive opportunity to chat with Wellness Ambassadors for BeWell Live and learn from other students about alcohol, other drugs, healthy relationships, nutrition, safer sex, and stress. All attendees will be entered to win a prize. Join us twice weekly through April 15Read more.
Let's Talk Consultations
Let’s Talk provides drop-in, informal mental health consultations on a first-come, first-served basis. It’s free and confidential and open to all currently registered Ohio State students. It's a great option for students who may not need traditional counseling, but who could benefit from one-on-one support and consultation. Let’s Talk sessions are available various times Monday through Friday via Zoom or by phone. Sign up for a “Let’s Talk” session online and read more here.
Flicks for Free - Wonder Woman and Wonder Woman 1984
Information on links for viewing and how to access the movies here.
March 31 at 8 p.m. - April 1 at 8 p.m.
In working with Creative Art Bar, join OUAB for O-H-Play-Dough for a night of creation and claymation! We will be distributing four different themed at home activity kits for you and your family to choose from while also showing the claymation classics Chicken Run and Wallace & Grammit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit. Each kit includes raw materials to make gluten free play-dough and theme specific accessories. Possible kits: pirates, mermaids. space, and unicorns. Please register by Saturday, April 3rd at 11:59 p.m. Distributions will be taking place from Monday, April 5th, to Wednesday, April 7th. Read more.
Save the Date: Spring Into Service
In addition to giving back during the annual Day of Giving, students can join Student Life’s Pay It Forward cohort for their Spring Into Service opportunities. Spring Into Service is typically a large day of service event that focuses on environmental sustainability. This year the focus remains the same, but the program will be held on multiple days throughout the week of April 12. More information about the event will be available soon. To stay up to date, visit the Student Activities website.
2021 Department of Design Spring Exhibit
The Ohio State Department of Design is hosting an exhibition featuring the senior theses by undergraduates from each of the three programs: Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design. The exhibition also includes projects from select Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students from the Design Research and Development, and Digital Animation and Interactive Media concentrations. As part of the exhibit, four separate guided walkthroughs will be hosted. Learn more and register here
April 5 - May 2.
Climathon is an event modeled after hackathons hosted by the computer coding community. The 2021 Climathon will be held virtually with teams solving one of three challenges. Each challenge is specifically designed to make Central Ohio more resilient to climate change and developed in collaboration with community partners. Register and read more about the challenge, assembling your team, resources, and awards here.
Opening Ceremony - Friday, April 9 @ 5:00 pm
Judging Begins - Saturday, April 10 @ 3:30 pm
Showcase and Awards - Saturday, April 10 @ 5:00 pm.
Black Music Matters
As part the series, “Black Studies Matter,” the Department of African American and African Studies will host a webinar that focuses on Black Music, its role and importance at a time of heightened racial consciousness and pronounced social injustice, and its presence, status, and expression at Ohio State. Read more and register.
April 14 from 4 - 5 p.m. (Virtual)
"Pale Blue Dot": History of our Environment
Celebrate Earth Day with eminent environmental historians. Learn how environmental history informs our shared future in a world confronted by pandemics, climate change, droughts and floods, unstable food supplies, changing energy needs, and the threats of pollutants and toxins. Read more and register.
April 22 from 4 - 5 p.m. (Virtual)
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