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

Welcome back! We're excited and ready to start a new semester with you. Starting out fresh is a good time to think about what went well last semester and what may not have worked as well as you would have liked. Then, make a plan to improve. Check out this newsletter and our Resources page for offices and people who are here to help you. If you're unsure what to do or who to talk with, just contact your advisor. They are here to help you find the right resources and to support your success.
Counseling and Consultation Service & Multicultural Center Resources
We acknowledge the impact of recent events on Ohio State students and extend our support to all those who have been affected either directly or indirectly. We encourage you to seek support when needed. You know you best. Students may contact Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) at any time by calling 614-292-5766 or If calling after hours, press 2 to be connected to a counselor. The Multicultural Center (MCC) also offers services. Additional resources provided by CCS and the MCC may be found here.
Equity and Inclusion Workshops
The Student Life Multicultural Center offers educational programming to assist students in developing the necessary skills, awareness, and knowledge to engage in diverse workplaces and to support equitable, positive social change. Read more.
Arts and Sciences Merit and Need-Based Scholarships 
Merit and need-based scholarships are available for currently enrolled students. Funds will be applied toward 2021 - 2022 enrollment. Eligibility information and the online application are located here.
You may also be eligible for departmental scholarships. Contact your major department for information on availability of scholarships.
February 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - Application Deadline.
Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund Scholarships
For Students Interested in a Career in Publishing or Publication
This fund provides need-based scholarships to students who plan to pursue a career in publishing or publication. In order to be eligible, applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with Student Financial Aid. Funds will be applied toward 2021 - 2022 enrollment. No recommendation required. Online application.
February 1, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. - Application Deadline.
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. In order 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. In order to apply, students must submit an application and a copy of their resume to Application form and more information.
February 5 by 4 p.m. - Application Deadline.
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 physical 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.
Get Involved
Are you interested in getting involved, making new friends, or developing leadership skills? Many student organizations are continuing to meet virtually, connect students with others who have similar interests, and host programs. Even though much of our interaction is currently virtual, you can still be involved and meet other like-minded students.
Academic Success Courses
Has college been more difficult than expected? Do you struggle with procrastination or time management? Would you like to develop more effective study strategies? If so, then one of these courses may be for you.
Becoming a Self-Regulated Learner (ESPEPSY 2059) – small class size; for first, second, or third year students with a GPA below a 2.5; 2 credit hours; offered Session 1 and Session 2.
Learning Motivation Strategies for Success in College (ESPEPSY 1259) – small class size, for students of all levels, 3 credit hours, offered during the full term.
Contact your advisor to sign up.
2021 Spring Career Fair
The 2021 Spring Career Fair is happening virtually on the Handshake platform. Registration is required for both the event, and for individual or group sessions with the employers you want to connect with. Prepare to present your professional self to employers with the help of a Career Success Career Coach, update your resume with VMock or the help of a Peer Career Coach, and make use of the guides and tip-sheets on this website.
January 27 from 12 noon - 5 p.m.
Career Accelerator Fund
The Career Accelerator Fund is presented by Career Success and available to students from the College of Arts and Sciences who are participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships or research opportunities. Read more.
February 12 - Application deadline for summer funding.
Funding for Research and Creative Inquiry
Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program
Apply January 1 -February 1. Read more.
Karen A. Holbrook International Research Fund
Apply January 1 - 31. Read more.
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.
Medical Research Experience Opportunity: ASPIRE Medical Research Program
The ASPIRE program is a research opportunity for Ohio State students from underrepresented and/or disadvantaged groups who aspire to become medical doctors, clinician scientists, or basic science researchers. In this year-long longitudinal research experience, students gain professional development, mentorship, test preparation skills, and much more. Program is open to second-semester freshmen, rising sophomores and juniors. Contact: Read more.
Application open until January 29.
Images of Research + Arts Competition
The Images of Research + Arts Competition is an interdisciplinary exhibit competition. showcasing the breadth and diversity of research and artistic endeavors undertaken by Ohio State undergraduates. All Ohio State undergraduates are invited to capture, describe, and share the crux of their research or artistic endeavors using one still image. This competition will take place as part of the virtual 26th Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum, April 5 - 8. Read more.
Application open January 11 - February 5.
Spring Undergraduate Research Forum
The Spring Undergraduate Research Forum is open to students who will not participate in the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Undergraduates from all majors are eligible to apply to present their research as either an oral or poster presentation. Read more.
Application open January 11 - February 5.
Forum held March 1 - 5.
Class Honoraries: Apply for 2021 - 2022 Membership  
Sophomore Honoraries (sophomores during the next school year): Mirrors & Romophos.
Junior Honoraries (juniors during the next school year): Chimes and Bucket & Dipper.
Senior Honoraries (seniors during the next school year): Mortar Board & Sphinx.
See specific honorary web sites for application deadlines and details. Note: some web pages are not yet updated with the 2021 deadline. Contact the honorary directly for more information.
File Your FAFSA and Apply for Institutional Scholarships
It's time to file the 2021 - 2022 FAFSA. You may also apply for institutional scholarships through Scholarship Universe. File by the February 1, 2021 priority date for maximum aid consideration.
Ohio State: Wellness App
The Ohio State Wellness app supports your mental health and well-being on campus. Find resources, connect to support, set goals, and build healthy habits. Whether you are looking to find resources for yourself or someone you care about, the Wellness app is a great place to start. Download for IOS. Download for Android.
Buckeye PAL (Peer Access Line)
The Buckeye PAL is a non-emergency talk line that provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations to gain support and learn about campus resources. Student volunteers are available to provide peer-to-peer assistance that promotes and enhances student development and wellbeing. 
Common conversation topics:
·    Adjusting to college and university life
·    Balancing stress management
·    Managing platonic, romantic, and family relationships
·    Feeling pressure to succeed
·    Exploring personal and social identities
·    Navigating civil and social unrest
Buckeye PAL operates Monday - Friday from 8 p.m. to midnight when classes are in session during fall and spring semesters. Call 614-514-3333. Read more.
Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State
Lyft Ride Smart at Ohio State offers eligible students discounted rides, inside the university-designated service area from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Each month, 10,000 discounted rides will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with the average cost expected to be $1 to $2. To protect the health and safety of passengers, "shared" rides are temporarily suspended. Users should now select “Lyft” as the shared ride option. Read more and learn how to qualify for discounted rides.
Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month
The Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Heritage Month is a month-long celebration and uplifting of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) identities, experiences, histories, and cultures. The Student Life Multicultural Center (MCC) creates and highlights programming that centers on the APIDA experience, and aims to inspire confidence, pride, and deepened interest in what it means to move through the world as an APIDA individual. Calendar of APIDA Heritage Month events and programs.
Spring Student Involvement Fair
The Spring Student Involvement Fair gives new and returning students an opportunity to explore more options for their involvement. Booth displays and features will be available to navigate in the virtual platform. Read more.
January 21 from 4 - 7 p.m.
Arts District at Ohio State
Join College of Arts and Sciences leaders, faculty, and students for a virtual conversation about the Arts District, including new facilities for the School of Music and the Department of Theatre, Film, and Media Arts. Read more and register here.
Thursday, January 21 from 4 - 5 p.m.
Creative Pathfinders: Department of Art
Join College of Arts and Sciences alumni and faculty for a virtual conversation about creative pathways to careers in the arts. Read more and register here.
Tuesday, January 26 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Policing Black America: A Dialogue
Join the 1619 and Beyond Program for a virtual lecture by Shannon King, associate professor of history at Fairfield University, and Carl Suddler, associate professor of history at Emory University. Read more and register here.
Friday, February 5 from 4:30 - 6 p.m.
Creative Pathfinders: Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design
Join College of Arts and Sciences alumni and faculty for a conversation about creative pathways to careers in the arts. Read more and register here.
Friday, February 5 from 7 - 8 p.m.
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