Undergraduate Student News

College of Arts and Sciences

Volume 12 - October 2022

Advising & Academics

Scheduling Courses

Scholarships & Grants

Quick Links

Get Involved

Career Success

Counseling Services

Student Resources

Writing Help

Math & Statistics Help

Are you thinking about applying to a graduate or professional school? If so, plan to attend the October 26 Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair to learn about the many options at Ohio State. Students of all levels and majors are invited. Are you preparing for law school, an internship, or a job search? To help you prepare, attend the October 25 Ohio State Law Fair or schedule a time to meet with your career coach to create a plan. Read more about these opportunities below.

Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Vladimir Kogan

Department of Political Science

Dr. Kogan's courses focus on topics related to American politics, many of which are prominent in the daily news. This includes voter ID laws, partisan gerrymandering, allegations of voter fraud, campaign finance regulations, state politics, and challenges specific to governance of urban communities. Dr. Kogan's students are not only able to transfer the knowledge they gain to positions in government and politics, but by learning about public policy they become more effective citizens. Stop by Dr. Kogan's office to learn what HBO show he recommends or to just talk about politics. Read more.

Program Spotlight

Women, Gender and Public Policy Minor

The Women, Gender and Public Policy minor offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to study public policy impacting women and to situate feminist perspectives for creating and implementing public policies aimed at improving their lives. A core aspect of the minor is to illustrate that the gender category of “women” is intersectional with race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, dis/ability, and geographic location. The minor merges existing resources of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs with curriculum in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies that focuses on policy, governance, women’s diverse identities, social justice initiatives, and social movements. For more information, contact Steve Fink at Fink.77@osu.eduRead more.

Resources to Help You Succeed

Writing Support

Need help with a writing assignment or application? The Writing Center, part of the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW), offers free help at any stage of the writing process. Their trained consultants can help with research papers, lab reports, STEP proposals, graduate school applications, and more. They offer a range of appointment types during the fall semester, including both synchronous options (in-person in 4120 Smith Lab and virtual live chat) and asynchronous sessions (drop-offs). Synchronous sessions allow you to meet live with a writing center consultant, while asynchronous sessions enable you to receive written feedback within 24-48 hours of your appointment time. Make an appointment using their online scheduling system. Stay up-to-date by following them on Twitter or Facebook. Learn more.

Group Study Rooms

Some libraries offer group study rooms that may be reserved. Locations of group study rooms and links to reserve a room may be found here.

Prepare for Career Success

Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair

Approved for First Year Experience Student Success Series Credit

Approved as a STEP PDC Program

Wednesday, October 26

4:30 - 6 p.m.

Performance Hall, Ohio Union

Meet with admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State graduate and professional school programs. Learn about their programs, what's involved in applying, and what you can do to strengthen your application. Students can meet and talk with pre-law and pre-health representatives, as well as representatives from the Writing Center, Student Financial Aid, and the Arts and Sciences Center for Career Success. Please bring your BuckID for entry. Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student Council. Read more.

Meet with representatives from the following Ohio State graduate and professional programs:

• Arts and Sciences

• Business

• Law

• Pre-Law Services

• Public Affairs

• Architecture

• Social Work

• Arts and Sciences Center 

  for Career Success

• Writing Center

• Financial Aid

• Medicine

• Dentistry

• Optometry

• Nursing

• Health & Rehabilitation


• Public Health

• Pharmacy

• Pre-Health Advisor

• Veterinary Medicine

• Engineering

• Food, Agricultural and

  Environmental Sciences

• School of Environmental and

 Natural Resources

• Department of Human


• Department of Educational


• Department of Teaching &


• Graduate-level Teacher


2022 Ohio State Law Fair 

Tuesday, October 25

Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union

The 2022 Ohio State Law Fair will feature 100+ law schools, test prep companies, speakers, and other resources from around the country. All events the week of the law fair are free and open to all Ohio State students and alumni. To get the most out of the law fair and to see overviews for each law school attending, students are encouraged to pre-register using their handshake account. Free registration will also be available the day of the Law Fair at the check-in table. Read more.

Career Closet Pop Ups

Looking for professional attire for an upcoming career fair or interview? Look no further than Student Life’s Career Closet Pop Ups. Shop for FREE clothing, shoes, and accessories to make a lasting impression. The final Career Closet Pop Up will be held in the Younkin Success Center, Room 150, on October 19 from 3 – 7 p.m. More information can be found at go.osu.edu/CareerCloset or email Kristen Hill at hill.592@osu.edu.

Professional Headshot Program 

Career Success is offering free headshots to both undergraduate and graduate College of Arts and Sciences students during the 2022/23 academic year. Headshots are offered in Denney Hall, Suite 100 on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Students should enter the 100 suite by the west entrance of Denney Hall where they will be greeted by a member of the marketing team. Headshots will be sent to student’s Ohio State email account within one week. Questions? Contact asccareer@osu.edu.

Career Accelerator Fund  

The Career Accelerator Fund provides financial support for College of Arts and Sciences students participating in unpaid or minimally paid internships, research roles or other career building experiences. The Spring 2023 application period is October 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022. Learn more.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

OSU Votes - Your Voice Matters!

Tuesday, October 11

Ohio Voter Registration Deadline - see the link below for specifics

It is getting close to that time of year when we express our voices and VOTE. If you need help in becoming a registered voter, need to find your polling location, or want to become involved in the OSU Votes community, check out this website and subscribe to the OSU Votes newsletter. General Ohio voter registration information found here.  

Spring Registration Opens Soon

Monday, October 17 - Registration Begins

Individual enrollment appointment dates vary. Check your Student Center via BuckeyeLink. Your enrollment appointment will be posted to your Student Center in the box titled, "Enrollment Information." In this box, click on the "details" link. Please check your "To Do" list in Buckeye Link and make sure you've completed all items. Failure to do so may prevent you from registering for spring courses. If you have not already done so, contact your advisor to set a time to review your planned course of study before your enrollment appointment opens.

New Undergraduate Minor in Public Health and the Arts

Information Session

Friday, October 21 at 12:00 noon

141 Sullivant Hall

Through this new interdisciplinary minor, students will explore how themes such as inequity, racism, poverty, and violence against women cross disciplines. In addition to learning about various forms of art and modern public health issues, the minor allows students to see how art has shifted along with society's understanding of public health. Pizza and pop will be provided. Read more. RSVP here.

Get Involved and Make Connections

Get Involved Guide

Getting involved is part of the culture at Ohio State and there are many ways to get involved. If you haven't made a connection, check out the Get Involved Guide to help you get started.

LGBTQ History Month

Every October, The Ohio State University recognizes LGBTQ History Month and sponsors a month-long series of events that highlight and celebrate LGBTQ+ communities of the past and the present through programming, visibility campaigns, and educational events. LGBTQ History Month focuses on developing a sense of belonging and empowerment for the LGBTQ community. Read more.

Scholarship Opportunities

Global Education Funding

Monday, October 10 before 4 p.m.

Scholarship Application Deadline for Winter Break and Spring Programs

Are you planning to study abroad during winter break 2022, spring break 2023, or over spring semester 2023? The College of Arts and Sciences offers funding for eligible students who need assistance with program costs. You do not need to be admitted to an education abroad program to apply for funding, but you do need to know the program to which you are applying. Read more and apply here.

There will be a second scholarship application window at the beginning of spring semester for programs taking place summer and autumn 2023. For additional funding resources, contact your major department or check out the Office of International Affairs funding information web page.

Arts and Sciences Autumn Research Funding Deadlines

Friday, October 14 before 5 p.m.

Application Deadline

Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships

International Research Grants

Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships

Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants

Some funds will have a second application deadline during spring semester. For additional research funding opportunities, contact your major department and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry.

Advanced Language Institute Scholarships

Global Education, Internship, and Service-Learning Funding

October 25 - Spring Funding Application Deadline

March 25 - Summer Funding Application Deadline

The Loann Crane Advanced Language Institute Scholarship Program provides funding for students that are doing intermediate advanced language coursework. This includes funding for study abroad, or an internship or service-learning experience that is in-country or abroad. Read more.

Center for Ethnic Studies (CES) Travel and Research Grants

Thursday, November 10

Autumn Grant Proposal Deadline

The CES awards several small grants every year in support of students' research activities, conference participation, and other academically-oriented travel needs. Proposals should demonstrate a substantial connection to one or more of the fields represented within the Center’s academic programs: American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, and/or Latina/o Studies, with preference given to those enrolled in their minor and GIS programs. Read more.

Undergraduate Fellowship Office

Goldwater Scholarship and Astronaut Scholarship - Awarded to sophomores and juniors demonstrating potential for success in a research career in the sciences, engineering, or mathematics. Info Session: Friday, October 17th from 2 - 3 p.m. Register on Zoom here

Truman Scholarship - Awarded to college juniors in preparation for careers in public service. Information session: Wednesday, October 19th from 2 - 3 p.m. Register on Zoom here.  

Carnegie-Gaither Junior Fellows Program – Awarded to graduating seniors for a one-year fellowship in international affairs, political science, economics, history, Russian, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, or African studies. Info Session: Wednesday, October 26th from 2 - 3 p.m. Register on Zoom here

For more information, email fellowships@osu.edu. Read more.

Global Engagement

Exploring the Natural History of the Bahamas

This global education program takes place over spring break and provides students with hands-on experiences at the Gerace Research Center on the Bahamian island of San Salvador. This field course is designed to provide unique opportunities for students to examine first-hand the geology and natural history of diverse ecosystems on the small Bahamian island of San Salvador, connect with their surroundings during the international field experience, and discover the impact humans have on the island. Students will enroll in EARTHSC 5252, a 4-credit Spring 2023 seminar, held Mondays from 5 - 7 p.m. Applications close October 12, 2022. View a recording of the information session. For more information, contact Marisa Menier at menier.4@osu.edu. Read more.

Research and Creative Inquiry

Undergraduate Student Research Placement Tool

The Undergraduate Student Research Placement Tool is an online tool that is being piloted in Arts and Sciences and Engineering to help faculty and staff match their paid and unpaid research positions with qualified undergraduate students who are interested in their projects. Faculty and program staff will reach out to students directly to share openings for which they are qualified. This online tool is not an exhaustive list of opportunities, please also check departmental websites and university postings. Contact: Lindsey Chamberlain at chamberlain.55@osu.edu.

Student Research

Are you interested in conducting research? Do you want to learn what other students have done and how they present their findings? Plan to attend these research events. Read more.

November 2 - Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival 

November 2 - 3-Minute Thesis Competition

Health, Wellness and Safety

Health and Wellness Resource Guide

The online Health and Wellness Resource Guide is a search tool designed to help navigate the vast number of support services available to our student community. It can often be challenging to know where to turn for support but by utilizing the search engine you can quickly narrow down resources to best fit your need. Browse the many health and wellness related resources listed alphabetically or use the search features by selecting a specific criterion within the 10 Dimensions of Wellness; audience type; campus location; or categories such as Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion or Emergency Response. Check out the tool at go.osu.edu/wellnessguide.

10 Dimensions of Wellness Update 

The Ohio State University is committed to creating an environment that is supportive of our community members’ health and wellness. On our campus we embody a wellness model focusing on different dimensions of wellness and providing support resources in each area. New for 2022, we are excited to announce the expansion of the dimensions to include a 10th dimension of wellness, Digital Wellness. To learn more about each of the 10 dimensions of wellness visit the Student Life Student Wellness Center website.  

Take the Wellness Assessment and Win!

Interested in improving your well-being but not sure where to start? The Student Life Student Wellness Center and the Center for the Study of Student Life encourage you to take the Wellness Assessment! The Wellness Assessment takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will give you personalized insight into your wellness needs while connecting you to wellness related resources on campus. If you complete the Assessment during the month of October, you will be entered to win BuckID cash, Target gift cards, and other prizes! To take the Wellness Assessment, visit go.osu.edu/WA.

Free Safety App for Ohio State Community

Ohio State’s Department of Public Safety offers a free safety app for students, faculty, and staff. Rave Guardian offers many benefits including faster delivery of Buckeye Alerts and Public 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 app serves as a virtual guardian with a timer based on your destination. Download Rave Guardian today. Read more.

Campus Life

Day of the Dead

October 8

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Green Lawn Cemetery

Ohio State is partnering with the non-profit Latino Arts for Humanity to celebrate Day of the Dead Columbus. This festival is an educational, cultural, and family event to remember and celebrate our loved ones who are no longer with us. Free and open to the public. Free transportation will be available throughout the day from the Ohio Union (12th Ave. loop) to Greenlawn Cemetery. Read more.

Upcoming OUAB Events

Relaxing and making time for entertainment is a crucial part of overall wellness. Below is a sampling of OUAB offerings. Find out more about these and other events on the OUAB calendar.

Mindfulness During the Madness

Wednesday, October 19 from noon - 1 p.m.

Read more and register here.

OUAB in the Kitchen: An Evening Cooking French Cuisine Favorites

Thursday, October 20 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Read more and register for the lottery here.

Flicks for Free - Nope

Wednesday, October 26 from 7 - 9:30 p.m.

Read more.

Flicks for Free - The Batman

Wednesday, November 2 from 7 - 10 p.m.

Read more

OUAB in the Kitchen: National Sandwich Day

Thursday, November 3 from 6 - 8 p.m.

Read more and register for the lottery here.

College of Arts and Sciences Events

Symphonic Band Concert

Tuesday, October 11

8 - 9:30 p.m.

Weigel Auditorium, 1866 College Rd.

The musicians of Symphonic Band begin the academic year by presenting the music of Amir Molookpour, Joaquin Turina, James David and Andrew Boss, and a staged performance of music by the 16th century composer Tielman Susato. Dustin Ferguson (DMA student), Josh Reynolds (MM student), and Scott A. Jones, conducting. Read more.

Timashev Family Music Building Dedication and Celebration

Sunday, October 23

1 - 4:30 p.m.

Timashev Family Music Building, 1900 College Rd.

Join the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Music for the Timashev Family Music Building dedication and celebration of the university’s growing Arts District. The Timashev Family Music Building, named in recognition of the generosity of the Timashev Family, brings together all music education and instruction under one roof and welcomes the community to campus through world-class performances and events. Read more and register here.

Dedication Weekend Concert

Sunday, October 23

3 - 4:30 p.m.

Mershon Auditorium

This free performance will feature world-premiere performances by our Symphony Orchestra, Choral Program, Jazz Ensemble and Wind Symphony. In honor of this next era in the rich history of our School of Music, four new compositions were commissioned to celebrate the opening of the Timashev Family Music Building. No tickets required. Read more.

Explore more College of Arts and Sciences events here..


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