COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
UNDERGRADUATE NEWS
Volume 10 - September 2020
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Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself, your family, and your friends healthy and safe.

Greetings!
Although many of our connections are virtual, there are still ways you can be engaged, meet other students with similar interests, and make friends. Student organizations are a great way to do this. Connect with students in your major and with other undergraduate students across the university by joining a student organization. With over 1,400 Ohio State student organizations to choose from, there is certain to be one just right for you. Learn how you can make connections below.
Ohio State Virtual Graduate and Professional School Fair
Meet with admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State graduate and professional school programs. Learn what programs they offer, what's involved in applying and what you can do to strengthen your application. Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student Council. Read more about how to attend this virtual event in your October student newsletter. Open to all majors. Save the date now.
Wednesday, October 28 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Get Involved, Make Friends, and Develop Leadership Skills
Although we are not all on campus, you can still connect virtually with a wide range of student organizations. We encourage you to consider joining at least two organizations -- one that is related to your area of study and one just for fun. The Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service is your point of connection for the full spectrum of involvement at Ohio State. Advance your learning and create lasting friendships by joining a student organization. Check out this list of student organizations connected with the arts and sciences and this list of all student organizations including contact information. Do you have questions about getting involved? If so, feel free to contact csls@osu.edu.
Student Organization Highlight -
Arts and Sciences Student Council
Are you interested in joining a student organization? The Arts and Sciences Student Council (ASCSC) offers an opportunity for undergraduate arts and sciences majors to be involved, serve as a student representative, or hold a leadership role. All arts and sciences undergraduate majors are welcome! Meetings will be held virtually on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. For meeting info contact Student Council President, MacKenzie Wilcox, at wilcox.297@osu.edu.
Virtual Fall Career and Internship Fair
Meet with some of the nation’s top employers! Open to students across all majors, campuses, graduate programs, and degree levels. Brought to you by Buckeye Careers and the Office of Student Life. For more information, career fair preparation, and to register, visit go.osu.edu/osucif or contact careerfairs@osu.edu.
September 15 - 16 from noon - 6 p.m.
2020 Ohio Virtual Law Expo
Meet representatives from over 100 law schools around the country! Open to all majors and all years. This free event will be hosted via Handshake and requires pre-registration. Contact your pre-law advisor or email prelaw@osu.edu with questions. Click here for details or go directly to the Handshake event to register.
Wednesday, September 30 from 4 - 7 p.m.
2020 - 2021 Career Fairs
Ready to connect to opportunity? Each academic year a number of Career Fairs are hosted at Ohio State. A comprehensive list of fairs may be found here.
Present Yourself! 
It’s Career Fair season and recruiters are already seeking great interns and employees for next spring. Career Success is here to help you Present Yourself! Whether it’s a simple step like updating your resume using VMock or during our Virtual Drop-In Hours, getting personal feedback and advice through Career Success Quick Chat, researching on your own using our guides and tip sheets, or connecting with a Career Coach one-on-one for a personal internship and job search strategy session, Career Success has the resources and knowledge you need to shine. We’ll see you soon!
Science Career Fair (Virtual)
The 2020 Science Career Fair is your opportunity to find an internship, a first job, or your next job! The event is open to all current Ohio State students and recent alumni, and physical and life science majors are highly encouraged to attend. Attending employers recruit across a broad range of disciplines with a focus on careers in the sciences. There will be a large number of private, non-profit, governmental sector companies seeking high-caliber talent. Registration is required. The event will be hosted on the Handshake platform. The 2020 Science Career Fair is sponsored by Medpace. Read more.
Tuesday, October 6 from 3 - 6:30 p.m.
Undergraduate Research Scholarships
The College of Arts and Sciences is excited to support students working on theses or other significant research projects. Applications for the Autumn 2020 Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarship (URS) competition are available now and will be due to aschonors@osu.edu by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020. The application and eligibility requirements can be found here.
Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (UR&CI)
Do you have questions about the benefits of conducting research, how to get involved in research, and where to find funding? You can schedule an advising appointment with a member of the UR&CI staff through their online form found here.
Writing Center - Student Support
The Writing Center is now accepting appointments from all writers seeking feedback. While face-to-face sites are closed due to COVID-19, you may access their services through two kinds of online appointments:
  • Drop off appointments - upload documents with specific questions and concerns, and consultants will return feedback within 24-48 hours.
  • Chat appointments - work with a consultant in real time via text, audio or video (depending on consultants’ and writers’ access to reliable networks and technology)
Appointments are available for every day of the week. Schedule at cstw.osu.edu.
Education Abroad "Getting Started" Sessions
At a Getting Started Session, students will explore the basics of education abroad, learn about how to select the program that’s right for them, how to finance their program and navigate the application process. Getting Started Sessions will be held on CarmenZoom every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. and every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. View the calendar to register for a session that fits your schedule.
Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP)
Spend a semester studying and working for an organization based in Washington, D.C. Students earn academic credit for their internship, a research seminar, and a course on policymaking and public service. Students must submit an application and interview with WAIP program staff. Course required prior to the WAIP semester: Public Affairs 2110: Intro to Public Affairs or Poli Sci 3115: Intro to the Policy Process. Open to any major. Read more. Note: due to COVID-19, spring 2021 WAIP has been moved fully online. Summer and fall 2021 are TBD - those deadlines will be published in late fall semester.
September 11 - Spring 2021 application deadline.
Summer 2021 & Fall 2021- Deadlines TBD - check website in late fall.
OSU Votes
OSU Votes is a student-led movement to register, educate, and encourage other students to vote. This is a nonpartisan group that is committed to providing students with the necessary information and materials needed to vote in every local, state, and federal election. For information on how to get registered to vote, how to be an informed voter, or other civic engagement topics, connect with OSU Votes. Read more.
New Music Video Aims to Boost Voter Registration
"The Constitution Song" is a collaboration of Johnny Butler, Grammy Award-winning composer and producer, and Peter Shane, Ohio State Moritz College of Law Constitutional Scholar. This new nonpartisan music video is aimed at encouraging young Americans to register to vote and “add your voice” to the Constitution by participating in the voting process this November. Read more and listen.
Apply to the Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program
Apply to the Office of Student Life – Buckeye Leadership Fellows Program (BLF) for the next cohort, BLF ’23. BLF is a diverse and highly selective program which creates meaningful connections and co-curricular learning through real world exposure, networking, and continuous development and coaching. To learn more, attend an information session or contact Beth Johnson at osublf@osu.edu. Read more and submit your application here: blf.osu.edu.
September 30 at 11:59 p.m. - Application Deadline.
Evaluation and Treatment for People Who Stutter
The Flaum Center for Fluency Disorders at Ohio State's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic is currently accepting new clients. The center provides evaluation and treatment services to people who stutter. Ohio State students who stutter are eligible for free services. This autumn semester all services will be provided through teletherapy. Read more. Contact: Bridget Chapman at chapman.763@osu.edu.
Global Water Institute
Apply to the Global Water Institute's Student Advisory Board. Open to graduate and undergraduate students of all years and programs of study. This is a great opportunity to build your resume and learn how university institutes operate! More info and application here. For questions, contact Michelle Brkljacic at brkljacic.5@osu.edu.
September 30 - Application Deadline.
HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND SAFETY
Recreational Sports
Currently the RPAC, OAC, JOS and the NRC are open. In the initial weeks of opening the focus will be on cardio, strength, and lap swimming. Lap swimming at the RPAC and climbing at the OAC are available by reservation; please make your reservation before visiting. Join the virtual fitness community and workout from the comfort of your home with Group Fitness LIVE. For more info and updates, click here.
Rave Guardian Safety App
Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety offers a safety app that offers many benefits including faster delivery of Buckeye Alerts and safety notices via push-notifications. The app also allows users to select friends or family to follow them via GPS tracking as they travel on and around campus. The virtual guardian is shown a timer based on your destination. Download today by searching “Rave Guardian” inside the Ohio State app.
Bug Your Bike
Bike registration is free and strongly encouraged. Bug Your Bike includes bicycle registration and a radio frequency identification device (RFID) for bicycles. Your chances of retrieving a lost or stolen bike are greatly increased if it's registered. Read more.
COPE with COVID
C ontrol the things that you can, not the things you can't
O pen up and share your feelings
P ractice daily stress reduction tactics, including physical activity
E ngage in mindfulness; be here now; worry will not help!

C ount your blessings daily
O verturn negative thoughts to positive
V olunteer to help others
I dentify helpful supports and resources
D o your part to prevent spread of the virus
Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, Vice President for Health Promotion & Chief Wellness Officer. Read more.
CAMPUS LIFE
Flicks for Free (Virtual)
Tickets are only valid for Ohio State students. These are first-come, first-served screenings. It is not a guarantee that you will be able to access the movie if they exceed their streaming maximum. For more info and links for on- and off-campus students to access movies, click here.
September 10 - Chicago, Dreamgirls, and A Star is Born
September 11 and September 12 - Mamma Mia!, Kinky Boots the Musical, and Selena
September 16 and September 17 - Viewer's Choice
September 23 and 24 - Frida and Never Rarely Sometimes Always
September 25 and 26 - Harriet and The Color Purple
September 30 - Clueless, Space Jam, and The Truman Show
University Libraries
Information on individual library hours, number of computers, number of computers currently available, accessibility resources, and availability of coffee and printers, may be found by clicking here, then click on the link for the library you are interested in. Group study room reservations and room rentals for all library locations have been suspended through April 20.
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES EVENTS
The Importance of Independent News (Virtual)
Join faculty, students, and alumni from the School of Communication for a conversation about the importance of independent news organizations at universities. Learn about the critical work of The Lantern, the value of independent media, and more. For more info and to register, click here.
Wednesday, September 16 from 4 - 5 p.m.
The Current State of Democracy in Russia (Virtual)
There are concerns that democracy, whatever form it may take, is under stress around the world. This guest lecture is part of a series that will examine what is meant by democracy in various regions and countries, how these meanings are changing, and the extent to which democracy is changing and/or under sustained and serious attack. Lecture by Gerald Easter, professor of comparative politics at Boston College. To learn more and register, click here.
Friday, September 18 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
On-Campus Tents Accommodate the Arts
Three outdoor tents hold spaces for physically distanced classes, rehearsals and exhibitions in the various arts units across the college. A tent at Browning Ampitheatre houses classes, rehearsals, and programming from the School of Music and the Department of Theatre. A tent on the South Oval supports activities held by the Department of Dance. A tent near Stillman Hall is part of the Hybrid Arts Lab umbrella. Read more.
Hybrid Arts Lab
Hybrid Arts Lab is a multi-venue teaching lab that experiments with how art is imagined, made, viewed, and understood within physical and digital spaces. This new strategy offers a peek behind the scenes, increasing visibility of arts teaching and studio practice. Three venues offer evolving programming: Hopkins Hall Gallery, the Stillman Hall Tent, and the UAS from Home virtual venue. Read more.
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