Volume 10 - February 2021
Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself, your family, and your friends healthy and safe.

As you begin to settle in for spring semester, we encourage you to make time to connect or reconnect with other Buckeyes. There are many ways that you can do this. Below are lots of suggestions that can help to address feelings of isolation, anxiety, or stress. Check out the activities, groups, and facilities that can help you to develop a sense of belonging and safely connect with other students while social distancing.
Dean's Student Advisory Board - Apply for a Position
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board is seeking three students to serve a two-year term as an undergraduate student representative. One representative will be selected from each of the three college divisions: Arts and Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. To be eligible, students must be pursuing a degree in the arts and sciences on the Columbus campus and not plan to graduate until after Spring 2023. Meetings are held once a month during the academic year from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. on a weekday with the days of the week varying. To apply, submit an application and a copy of your resume to Application form and more information.
February 5 by 4 p.m. - Application Deadline.
Present Yourself
First year? Fourth year? Not sure what year you are due to transfer credits? It’s never too soon to start thinking about how you present your professional self. Career Success makes it easy! Customize your career preparation with VMock, our AI based resume checker. If you want more personalized advice, our Virtual Drop-In Hours allow you to connect with a Peer Career Coach for help with your cover letter or resume feedback. Or, Zoom with a Career Coach who can help you identify internship and job search strategies, articulate your readiness competencies, and provide insight on networking and connecting with employers. They also host virtual programs and events, which you can find and register for on Handshake. These are designed to help you discover new career paths, meet and network with alumni and employers, and build the skills employers seek. Don’t wait any longer: Connect with Career Success today for personalized advice on what you can be doing now to prepare for a lifetime of opportunity.
Career Development Class (Second Term)
ESCE 2272, is a career development class for all Ohio State students, aimed to assist you with your career goals and choices. From learning more about yourself, different majors, and decision-making, to exploring various careers, transitioning to the job market and applying to graduate and professional schools. You will have the opportunity to master your resume, personal statement, interviewing, and many other skills needed to be successful upon graduation. Course Number: 14353. The distance learning - synchronous course is 2-credit hours and graded S/U. Spring Semester (March 5 - April 23) on Fridays from 10 a.m. – Noon. Read more.
Ideas for Staying Social While Social Distancing
According to the CDC, we need to be social with other people. Being social promotes wellness. Human connection is essential for good health, especially when life presents situations that can cause increased anxiety and stress. You can stay social while social distancing by checking out these tips and tricks. Looking for more? Check out the Office of Student Life calendar to see all the events taking place across their 40+ departments!
#WeCanDoThis List of Activities
As we do all we can to promote a safe and healthy community, it sometimes feels like we talk a lot about all the things you can't do. There is still plenty to do on campus and in the Columbus area that is both fun and safe! Grab a Buckeye Bud and work through the #WeCanDoThis list of activities
Staying Connected in a Socially Distanced World 
Group Wellness Coaching, a new service from the Student Wellness Center, provides the tools needed to create the life you want to live. With an emphasis on positive development, Group Wellness Coaching provides students with a supportive environment to work on individual wellness goals while building relationships with peers. Students in Group will learn to guide and empower each other, to go from surviving to thriving in life. This four-week group will focus on nurturing social wellbeing and connectedness during the COVID-19 pandemic, considering our physically distanced environments. Read more and schedule a Group Wellness Coaching appointment.
Get Involved and Connect with Other Students
Are you looking for more ways to stay connected with your fellow Buckeyes, make new friends, or develop leadership skills? Many student organizations are continuing to meet virtually. While we social distance, you can still be involved and connect with other Buckeyes!
Arts and Sciences Student Organizations
Do you want to connect with students in your major? Check out the many student organizations specifically related to the arts and sciences. Even though we're physically distancing, many students are continuing to virtually connect, get involved, and make new friends through a student organization. Check out the possibilities here.
Buckeye Connections Cohorts
New this spring - take part in a Buckeye Connections Cohort. This is a very informal social setting where 8-12 students will meet virtually for about one hour per week for four weeks. These fun, relaxed conversations will be facilitated by student leaders with the simple goal of helping students build their network of friends on campus. Meetings will start in February. Read more.
MCC Student Cohorts
The Student Life Multicultural Center’s (MCC) student cohort groups focus on creating a sense of belonging, well-being, the formation of meaningful relationships amongst peers, and expanding understandings of social responsibility and civic engagement. MCC cohorts meet virtually via Zoom throughout the week. Read more
Student Activities Cohorts 
There are many leadership opportunities represented through Student Activities Leadership Cohorts. These cohorts offer unique opportunities to lead other students, plan large-scale events, and gain valuable leadership skills. Read more
Rec Sports
Student Life Recreational Sports facilities are open! Anyone accessing the recreation facilities will need to show a green status from their Daily Health Report. In addition to the facilities being open, Group Fitness Live is back for the spring semester. You can live Life in Motion and participate comfortably in your own space. Read more.
Global May Uganda Virtual
The Global May Uganda Virtual Experience for 2021 will explore the multiple identities of this post-colonial, modern East African nation. Through recorded lectures, virtual site visits, and live discussion, students will discover modern Uganda and its origins. Themes of post-colonial identity, access to education and healthcare will be discussed along with the role of women in business, cultural, and tribal life. This four-week program takes place in May with daily check-ins, language and cultural instruction by the Resident director Dr. Salome Fouts. Students will receive 3 semester hours of International Studies credit with the possibility to petition for the GE in Culture and Ideas. Read more.
Education Abroad Virtual Programs Information Session
Join the Education Abroad team for an information session to learn about some of the newest virtual education abroad offerings for students in Summer 2021. Registration is required. Contact: Jenna Azotea (, Education Abroad Specialist, with any questions.
Thursday, February 4 at 5:30 p.m.
Schedule a Research Advising Appointment
Students can now go online to schedule advising appointments with staff in the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry (UR&CI). The link to schedule appointments can be found here. Please note that appointments will be held via Zoom until the they can resume in person.
Research Courses/Credit Web Listing
The Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (UR&CI) now features a new web page listing research focused courses in various departments and colleges across campus. Take a look.
Virtual 26th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Are you interested in presenting your research? Do you want to learn what kind of research is conducted by students in your major and how they got started with their projects? Plan to attend the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Read more.
February 1 - March 5 - Application Open
April 5 - 8 - Research Forum Dates
Arts and Sciences Funding for Research and Creative Inquiry
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Apply by March 5. Read more.
Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Apply by March 5. Read more.
Additional Ohio State funding opportunities listed here.
Some departments may also have funding to support research. Check with your major department.
Society of Fellows Undergraduate Research Grants
Global Arts + Humanities’ Society of Fellows Undergraduate Research Grant competition is a competitive research program that provides up to ten upper-level undergraduates the opportunity to be mentored through multidisciplinary approaches to study an annual theme, to build an intellectual cohort around the theme, and to produce research/creative responses to inquiries impelled by these engagements. The theme for the 2021-22 academic year is Extinction | Imagination. Read more.
July 1 - Application Deadline.
SI Student Grant Funding
Are you an undergraduate student with a great idea that needs funding support? Are you working on research or a project related to sustainability? The Sustainability Institute at Ohio State offers a student grant funding opportunity for spring semester 2021. To be eligible your graduation date must be spring 2022 or after. Contact: Gina Jaquet at Read more.
March 12 - Application Deadline.
United Black World Month
United Black World Month, also known as Black History Month, is a month-long celebration of the diasporic experience. This year's theme is centered around Black Lives: Narratives of Activism Around the World and will include speakers, artists, panels and various other programs. Read more.
February 3 - March 6
Education for Citizenship - Spring Discussion Series
Navigating the Post-Truth World - February 4 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Restoring Faith in American Democracy - February 11 from 6 - 7 p.m.
More information on panelists and how to attend these virtual sessions here.
Help Spread Kindness at Ohio State
The Office of Student Life and Kind Columbus are hosting a contest. Submit artwork that could be featured in outdoor spaces to help promote kindness, positivity, and mental health support. In addition to seeing their artwork displayed around campus, winners will receive $500 to donate to a non-profit organization of their choice from the Columbus Foundation’s Giving Store. The contest is open throughout Contest open throughout February. Read more.
Peeking into the Brain - CCBBI Webinar
The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging (CCBBI) will host an informational webinar: “Peeking into the Brain: NeuroImaging Research at OSU.” The webinar will provide an overview of the research at CCBBI and discuss their newly launched Advancing Diversity in NeuroImaging Research (ADNiR) initiative. Undergraduate students are encouraged to attend to learn about getting involved in paid research assistantships through the ADNiR program. Read more and visit: for more information.
February 9 from 12 - 1 p.m.
DANCE@30FPS is a virtual festival celebrating the latest fusions of filmmaking and dance from around the world. This free program features 12 vibrant, kinetic, and imaginative award-winning shorts along with a special introduction by its maker. Read more and register here.
February 12 - March 11
My Beautiful Stutter: Conversation with Director Ryan Gielen
Join the Flaum Center for Fluency Disorders for a virtual conversation with Ryan Gielen, director of the award-winning documentary, My Beautiful Stutter. My Beautiful Stutter follows five kids who stutter from all walks of like, who, after a lifetime of bullying and stigmatization, meet other children who stutter at an interactive arts-based program. Registrants will receive free access to view My Beautiful Stutter for 24 hours before the conversation. Read more and register here.
February 17 from 1 - 2 p.m.
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