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UNDERGRADUATE NEWS
Volume 10 - October 2020
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Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself, your family, and your friends healthy and safe.

Greetings!
Reaching out, supporting one another, and making connections are so important during this time of physical distancing. Do you know someone in isolation or quarantine? Drop them a line. Check on them. Schedule a video chat. Say "thank you." Today and tomorrow, we are always #TogetherAsBuckeyes.
Ohio State Virtual 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 about their programs, 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 Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success. Free and no RSVP required. Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student CouncilRead more and access the CarmenZoom links for the day of event.
Wednesday, October 28, 4:30 - 6 p.m.
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Law
  • Pre-Law Advisor
  • Public Affairs
  • Architecture
  • Social Work
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Nursing
  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacy MS and PhD
  • PharmD Program
  • Pre-Health Advisor
  • Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Department of Educational Studies
  • Department of Teaching & Learning
  • Graduate-level Teacher Licensure
  • Higher Education and Student Affairs
New LGBTQ+ Studies Minor
Replacing the Sexuality Studies minor, the new LGBTQ+ Studies minor offers perspectives for students interested in examining the broad array of how people embody and express gender and sexuality. Courses allow students to explore how heterosexuality and binary gender became dominantly constructed and how LGBTQ+ people organize social justice movements to expand expressions of gender and sexuality. The minor also explores the ways that gender and sexual identities are always formed and experienced through meanings of race, ethnicity, and colonialism.
For more information, email wgss@osu.edu. Read more.
Math and Statistics Help
Do you expect to need help with a math or statistics course? Get yourself on the right track early. The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center (MSLC) provides free online tutoring to students in many math and statistics courses. In addition, they provide online resources, workshops, and exam reviews for most of the large enrollment mathematics courses. For more information visit MSLC.
Jazz at Mirror Lake
Ohio State Jazz Ensemble presents the music of Count Basie. Held at the Mirror Lake Browning Amphitheatre Tent. Read more.
Thursday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m.
A Student's Guide to Voting In the 2020 Election
OSU Votes is a nonpartisan, student-led group within the Office of Student Life. Help them to reach their goal to get 80% of Ohio State’s students to vote in the Presidential Election on Nov. 3. Learn what you need to do to make sure your vote will be counted. Read more.
Build Confidence When Communicating With Employers
Employers regularly report that college graduates need to improve their communication skills (speaking, writing, reading, etc.). In addition, oral/written communication skills are one of the Critical Career Readiness Competencies that college graduates need proficiency in, to be prepared for the modern workforce. A free, five week Development Academy will help you develop these much needed skills! Read more.
Virtual Programming to Help You Get Ahead
Build your network and explore career paths with Career Success throughout your academic journey. Engage in internship and career readiness development programs that create connections with professionals who have expertise in your area of interest. This year, these programs are virtual. They include ASC Coffee Chats, Life Beyond Degree, Career Connections, Launch Your Career, Development Academies, and more! Build your network and find opportunity! Register for events using HandshakeRead more.
Stop - Don’t Fall for Scams
An increasing number of students are targeted by scams. The most common scams involve immigration, tuition, taxes, employment, and travel. Please be suspicious if anyone demands that you wire them money. Do not share your personal (SSN, passport number, date of birth) or financial information (debit/credit card number, bank account number) with unknown persons, and remember that government officials will never call you and ask you for money or threaten deportation. If you fall victim to a scam, contact law enforcement by calling 614-292-2121 or 614-645-4545. Read more.
Education Abroad - Buckeye Bridge Series
All sessions are virtual using CarmenZoom. Read more.
October 1 - Peru - National Branding Through Gastronomy
October 6 - Medical and Healthcare Innovation in Estonia
October 22 - Career Conversations About the Department of State
October 29 - LGBTQ+ Abroad
Lessons from Abroad Virtual Conference
Free, nation-wide event open to all students who have studied abroad in recent semesters, and in particular for those who were abroad in spring 2020 and had their programs interrupted by COVID-19. Different sessions will cover different topics. Read more. Register.
Two weekends in October: 9 - 10 and 16 -17 beginning at 1 p.m.
Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry Events
Virtual Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival - Read more. Apply here
Virtual Images of Research and Arts Competition - held in conjunction with the Festival. Read more. Apply here.
3-Minute Thesis Competition - held the final day of the Festival. Open to any undergraduate researcher. Read more. Apply here.
Application Dates: September 21 - October 9
Festival Dates: November 2 - 6
Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (UR&CI)
Advising Appointments
Students can schedule advising appointments with UR&CI Staff online. The link to schedule appointments can be found here. Please note that appointments will be held via Zoom until they can resume in person.
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. Submit to aschonors@osu.edu Application and eligibility requirements can be found here.
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. - Autumn Application Deadline.
Find Courses with A Research Focus.
URO&CI's website now lists courses in various departments that have a research focus. Read more.
Student Organization Profile - Vocalize Columbus
Volunteer Opportunities for Language Majors and Minors
Vocalize Columbus is an organization exploring how to expand access to free medical interpretation services for Columbus free clinics. Learn how to become a certified medical interpreter and gain volunteer hours. Student contact info. RSVP here.
October 22 from 3 - 4 p.m. - Prospective Volunteer Workshop.
HackOHI/O
HackOHI/O is a 42-hour hackathon that attracts more than 800 participants annually for a full weekend of coding, building, learning, networking and innovation. HackOHI/O gives students a unique opportunity to jump start a project in an environment that's all about supporting them. No experience is required. HackOHI/O will be virtual November 13 - 15Read more.
HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SAFETY
Expanded Mental Health Services
Student Life Counseling and Consultation Service’s “Let’s Talk” has been expanded to occur Monday through Friday. The university is also offering a counseling group for students who have tested positive for COVID-19 and must isolate as a result. Links and information are available on the Counseling and Consultation Service website.
Wellness Coaching Meditation Sessions
Students who would like to practice meditating in a virtual, group setting can take part in weekly sessions facilitated by peer wellness coaches, who guide participants through a brief meditation and allow participants to share their reactions to the meditation. Sessions last 30 minutes. Read more. Contact.
My BuckMD
My BuckMD is a secure health portal with the ability to:
  • Schedule and cancel appointments
  • Complete appointment forms & upload documents
  • View and print previous appoint info
  • Send and receive encrypted, secure messages with Student Health Services
CAMPUS LIFE
LGBTQ History Month
Ohio State celebrates LGBTQ History Month during October through programming, visibility campaigns, and educational events. LGBTQ History Month focuses on both developing a sense of belonging and empowerment for the LGBTQ community! Read more.
OUAB in the Kitchen: At-Home Edition
Cook a meal of your own under the guidance of the Union's professional chef, Chef Wolf. Following a cooking demonstration, you will create the menu providing a unique hands-on virtual learning opportunity. Whether you're are a master chef or a novice, there is a program for you! All sessions held 7 - 8 p.m. RSVP is required. Read more.
October 6 - Cooking with Vegetables
October 13 - Cooking with Potatoes and Ancient Greens
October 20 - International Plant-Based Cooking
October 27 - Between the Breads
November 3 - Principles of Baking
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES EVENTS
The Current State of Democracy in the United Kingdom
There are concerns that democracy, whatever form it may take, is under stress around the world. This CHR series 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. Virtual lecture by Miles Taylor, professor of modern history at the University of York, U.K. Learn more and register here.
Friday, October 2 from 3:30 - 5 p.m.
Election 2020: Political Scientists in Conversation
Join faculty experts from the Department of Political Science for a virtual conversation about Election 2020. This open and educational discussion will bring together thoughts and ideas about the upcoming election in November 2020. Read more. Register here.
Wednesday, October 21 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Fake News and Media Literacy
Join students and faculty from The Lantern and the School of Communication for a conversation about media literacy. Read more and register here.
Thursday, October 29 from 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
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