Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Kendra McSweeney, Department of Geography
Dr. McSweeney has been recognized for her innovative and engaging teaching methods that incorporate her research and interest in Latin American issues into her classes discussions. She has received the University's highest recognition for teaching excellence, the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching, and has also been recognized for excellence in mentoring undergraduate researchers. Dr. McSweeney's research focuses on the socioecological impacts of drug trafficking through Central America, and the nature and implications of demographic change among Latin America's indigenous populations. Read more about Dr. McSweeney, her research and her advice for students.
New Offering - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Certificate
The College of Arts and Sciences now offers a 12- credit-hour certificate in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. The certificate is highly customizable to your interests, with dozens of courses available across departments that meet the program requirements. Several courses are offered online, adding flexibility to the program. Beginning spring 2020, the certificate can be completed in person or online.  Read more.
Professional School Fair
Ohio State Graduate & Professional School Fair
Approved for First Year Student Success Series Credit
Meet with admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State graduate and professional programs. Learn what programs they offer, what's involved in applying and what you can do to strengthen your application. Students will also have the opportunity to talk with pre-law and pre-health advisors, as well as representatives from the Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Student Financial Aid and the Writing Center. Dress is casual. Free and no RSVP required. Presented by the Arts and Sciences  Student Council Read more .
Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Ohio Union Performance Hall.
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Public Health
  • Engineering
  • Pharmacy & PharmD Program
  • Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
  • Pre-Health Advisor
  • Pre-Law Advisor
  • Princeton Review
  • Law
  • Architecture
  • Public Affairs
  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Department of Teaching & Learning Graduate-level Teacher Licensure Programs
  • Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success
  • Writing Center
  • Optometry
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Educational Studies
  • Higher Education & Student Affairs
  • Department of Human Sciences
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Financial Aid
Launch Your Career:
A Conference for International and Heritage Language Students
This free, two-day conference, held at the Ohio Union November 19th and 20th, offers information and connections that will benefit international and heritage language students. Sessions and workshops cover topics including: Discovering job search techniques, learning the process of applying for OPT and CPT, engaging in networking with alumni and professionals, completing a mock interview and much, much more. Free advice, free food and lots of fun. Register today.
Three Easy Ways to Be Ready When Opportunity Knocks
Career preparation isn’t something you do just at the end of senior year. It should be happening throughout your entire academic journey. Connect with Career Success to get started looking for internships, building your network, and preparing for your lifetime of opportunity.
1. Walk-In Hours: Career Success can check your resume or cover letter for free, no appointment necessary. 
2. Career Success Quick Chat: Too busy to stop by? Log in to Career Success Quick Chat to ask a Career Coach for advice.
3. Career Coaching Appointments: Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach for personalized help in preparing for a career fair, interview, or other job related topic.
Featured Spring 2020 Course Offerings
From Magic in the Modern World to Black Holes to Freakonomics, the College of Arts and Sciences is offering a plethora of courses in Spring 2020 for students to explore their curiosities. Visit the College of Arts and Sciences website to see a sample of the thought-provoking courses offered next semester.
Arts and Sciences Education Abroad Fair
Learn about arts and sciences summer 2020 education abroad opportunities. Programs will take place in many countries including: Uganda, Brazil, Japan, Argentina, France, the UK, China, Zambia and more. Meet faculty resident directors and past study abroad participants. Refreshments will be served. Contact: Charlie Gbur at
Monday, November 4 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Ohio Union, Performance Hall.
Education Abroad Program Spotlight
Changes in Urban China: Shanghai
During this May study abroad program, explore Shanghai to discover how this megalopolis has evolved over the years and will change again this century. Students will gain insight and comparative perspective through classes at Shanghai's East China Normal University as well as by visiting major historical, architectural, museum, shopping, and urban planning venues in and around Shanghai. All instruction is in English. Info sessions in Enarson Classroom Building on 11/19 and 12/5 from 4 - 5 p.m. Contact: Tiffany Pierskalla at Read more.
January 2, 2020 - Application deadline .   
Nominate a Favorite Teacher for an Outstanding Teaching Award
Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) for a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. These awards are notable because they are completely administered by students through the Arts and Sciences Student Council. Students may submit a nomination here.
Friday, December 6 - Nomination deadline.
Take Your Professor to Lunch - On Us!
Compliments of the College of Arts and Sciences
Have you taken advantage of this opportunity yet this semester?  Sharing lunch and an informal conversation is a great way to explore educational and research opportunities, to identify or confirm your career direction, as well as to build an educational relationship - an important factor when requesting a future letter of reference. As an arts and sciences major, you're eligible to participate once each semester.   Read more.
Inaugural Political Science Week
Join the Department of Political Science to learn about majors, minors and student organizations. Take a tour of the statehouse, hear from current law school students, network with alumni and more. Full schedule here.
November 4 - 7 at various times in Derby Hall.
GeoWeek 2019
Join the Department of Geography for GeoWeek 2019. Come to Derby Hall for geography-centered events, food and games. Learn about majors including geographic information sciences (GIS), geography with a specialization in spatial analysis, social sciences air transportation and more. Full schedule here.
November 12 - 15 at various times in Derby Hall.
Come to OSU Vote's celebration of civic engagement. A night filled with musical performances, dance performances, comedy and art. VOTEchella works to demonstrate the connection between social change and art. OSU Votes invites you to join them in finding the beauty in civic participation.
November 14 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. in the Lawrence Tower Ballroom
Wellness Coaching
Wellness Coaching is a free service offered through the Student Life Student Wellness Center that supports Ohio State students by enhancing holistic wellness through empowering conversations. With an emphasis on positive personal development, the Center's one-on-one peer program provides students with a coach to listen and provide guidance on how to best utilize their strengths to reach goals, to go from surviving to thriving in life. Schedule an appointment here or visit The Student Wellness Center is located on the main floor of the RPAC, room B130.
Stay Healthy This Flu Season
Flu shots are available for all students at Student Life's Wilce Student Health Center. Most insurance plans, including Student Health Insurance, cover flu shots at 100 percent. Check with your insurance carrier. Walk-ins are available Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m., or schedule an appointment by calling 614-292-4321. More information can be found online on their website.
Free Walk-In HIV/STI Testing 
Free HIV/STI testing is regularly offered during the autumn and spring semesters in both the Student Life Student Wellness Center and the Student Life Multicultural Center on campus. Available tests include chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV. Testing is offered in a walk-in format with no appointment needed. This free service is confidential and can be anonymous in the case of HIV testing. Read more.
Flicks for Free
Flicks for Free is presented by the Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) and brought to you by your student activity fee. They are open to Ohio State Columbus students with a valid BuckID. All movies are held at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union.   Read more.

Late Night
Wednesday, November 6 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, November 20 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Toy Story 4
Thursday, December 5 at 8:30 p.m.
Ohio State's Planetarium Offers November Shows 
Ohio State's Arne Slettebak Planetarium, located in Smith Laboratory, will hold free shows in November. The 63-seat 30-foot dome theater features a state-of-the-art digital projection system giving exquisite views of the night sky. Free, but reservations are encouraged for guaranteed seating. Read more and reserve a seat here

Tuesday, November 5 at 7 p.m.: Icy Birth, Fiery Death: The Life Cycle of Stars
Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m.: Voyage Through the Solar System
Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m.: The Sky Tonight
Buckeye Food Alliance Extends Hours
Struggling to afford enough nutritious food in your busy life? Buckeye Food Alliance, Ohio State's on-campus student-run food pantry, is debuting new extended hours. The pantry offers non-perishables, fresh produce, frozen foods, personal care items, and referrals to other student support services. Just bring your BuckID. Located at Lincoln Tower, Suite 150. Visit during pantry hours or make an appointment. Pantry hours are: Monday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Thursday form 9 a.m. - 3 p.m., and Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 6 - 8 p.m. More info at
13 Dance Shorts
Ohio State Dance presents a concert of short faculty works. The pieces will showcase performances by BFA and MFA dance students. Read more.
November 7 - 16 at various times in the Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
The wildness of the forest threatens the strict order of the court as fairies wreak havoc with the desires of young lovers in this energetic take on Shakespeare's popular comedy. Read more and ticket info here.
November 15 - November 22 at various times in the Thurber Theatre.
Science Sundays - The Strange Microbes Deep Inside Earth and What They Do
In this lecture, Karen G. Lloyd will introduce the vast and diverse microbial ecosystem that was recently discovered buried deep within Earth’s crust, illuminating how these microbes perform important ecosystem functions in volcanoes, hot springs and deep subsurface oceanic sediments. Dr. Lloyd is an associate professor of microbiology at the University of Tennessee. Read more.
Sunday, November 17 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Women's Glee Club, Symphonic Choir and University Chorus
Three choral ensembles present a joint concert. The concert is free and open to the public. No ticket required. Read more.
Sunday, November 24 at 2 p.m. at Indianola Presbyterian Church, 1970 Waldeck Ave.
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