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           APRIL 2018

Major Highlight - Earth Science
Earth Science Student
Earth Sciences, the scientific study of the Earth, includes research about processes occurring on and in the Earth.  Earth scientists investigate mountain building, earthquakes, paleobiology, geochemistry, petrology, mineralogy, hydrogeology, oceanography, sedimentology, fossil fuels, and climatology, and study processes going on today and throughout deep time.  Majors take courses in chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics, and biology in addition to their Earth science classes.  Research is a hallmark of the program and all students pursuing the BS degree conduct research and write a senior thesis.  Students can also earn a BA in Earth Sciences.  The BA curriculum allows room for students to pursue prerequisite classes for the M.Ed. and pre-health curricula.  Students graduating with an Earth Sciences major pursue graduate study or go directly into careers in areas including the energy industry, environmental consulting, non-profit and government agencies.  Students with majors in other areas may find a minor in Earth Sciences provides sufficient background for employment in the geosciences or in geoscience-related positions in such areas as the petroleum and mining industries or the environmental field.  Learn more - contact advisor Dr. Karen Royce at royce.6@osu.edu or (614)292-6961.
Education Abroad Spotlight - Faith Rush
Student in Rome
Faith Rush, English and history double major, traveled to Rome over spring break as part of a study abroad, Experiencing Rome: Approaches to an Ancient City.  While there she studied the ancient sites, focusing on ideas of immersion in a city with ancient, medieval and modern structures.  Exploring the sites first-hand encouraged her to think more deeply about the significance of ancient artifacts and the time she spent with her group helped to foster deep friendships.  Not only was the trip fun and informative, but the sites she saw, the people she met and the experiences she had changed her perspective on her studies and her view of the world for the better.   She encourages all students to consider studying abroad and to pursue scholarships to help make it affordable.  It's not too early to think about studying abroad for next year. 

Getting Started Sessions
are offered by the Office of International Affairs (OIA) on Tuesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in Room 160, Enarson Classroom Building.  For more info on sessions, click here.
Career Corner
With Spring Break behind us and summer on the horizon, now is a good time to look back at what you have learned in your classes, jobs, extracurricular activities, and other valuable experiences this year. This form of reflection is key when updating your resume and personal profile on LinkedIn and resources like FutureLink. If you are not sure what sort of relevant skills you have acquired this year, take a few moments to complete the Center for Career and Professional Success' career readiness assessment to determine areas in which you have proficient skills and others where there is room for growth.
Hire Big 10 Plus Virtual Career Fair
Looking for a full-time job, internship or co-op?  Students and alumni meet employers live online in a virtual event with 17 Hire Big 10 Plus universities.  It's an easy and efficient way to meet recruiters.  Free and open to all majors.  More info and registration here.
Wednesday, April 11.
Career Connections: Sports & Gaming
This event is specifically designed to allow students an opportunity to network with industry professionals who currently work in the sports and gaming fields.  Students and professionals will interact in a speed-networking format.  This is an excellent opportunity to hear from a variety of professionals in a laid back environment and within in a short amount of time.  Space is limited so RSVP and plan to keep your commitment.  Pizza and beverages will be served.  More info, organizations attending and a link to RSVP are here.
Wednesday, April 18 from 6 - 8 p.m. in the Collaboratory Space, Sullivant Hall.
Princeton Review - Ohio State Test Prep Discounts
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Attention students taking the MCAT, GRE, GMAT or LSAT, the Princeton Review offers a 25% discount on test prep for all Ohio State students.  To receive this discount, please go to http://www.princetonreview.com/OSU Take a practice test now to prepare yourself before you take your exam.  Upcoming free practice tests:  MCAT - April 21, LSAT- April 8, GRE - April 25, GMAT - April 25.  Register for these free practice exams at Princeton Review or email Alison Nesbitt at alison.nesbitt@review.com.
Need Help Writing? - Get Help with a Paper, Report or Other Project
The Writing Center is here to help you. Come to Thompson Library for walk-in hours, no appointment needed, Monday through Friday 3 - 7 p.m. Walk-in hours are great for last minute or quick questions about your writing.    Read more.
Research Presentation and Funding Opportunities
Are you looking for opportunities to fund a research project or to present a research project?  Check out the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI) website here.
Take Your Professor to Lunch - On Us!
Invite a professor to lunch - complements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
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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.   More info.
Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS)
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CCS provides comprehensive individual and group mental health services, psychoeducational prevention and outreach programming to currently enrolled undergraduate, graduate and professional students. They are located in Lincoln Tower and the Younkin Success Center. 

Hours of operation are:
Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Evening services, Monday - Thursday from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m., are by appointment only.
For an appointment or for more info call 614-292-5766 or visit their website, https://ccs.osu.edu/.
What Can CCS Help With?  In What Languages?
Counseling and Consultation Service (CCS) can help with: stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, transitions in life, identity exploration, substance use, eating concerns, feeling overwhelmed and academic adjustment.  They offer therapy in the following languages: Cantonese Chinese, English, Hindi, Korean, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Yoruba.  Check out the many groups that are offered to address student concerns and watch group facilitators talk about their groups on their YouTube channel  hereContact CCS.
ACCAD Open House
The Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) is a research center dedicated to creative, scholarly exploration in the integration of the arts and technology.  ACCAD projects creatively engage technologies such as computer animation, video games, visualization, digital media performance, sonic arts, virtual worlds and motion capture.  At this open house you will tour labs and facilities, meet the researchers and explore, observe, ask questions and interact with projects.  Read more.
Friday, April 6 from 3 - 6 p.m. at ACCAD, 331 Sullivant Hall.
Museum of Biological Diversity - Open House
Volunteer and manatee skeleton
Attend the Museum of Biological Diversity's annual open house for a day of biodiversity exploration and discovery.  This year's theme will be "Magnified", natural history specimens seen under the magnifying glass or microscope.  Get a behind-the-scenes view of their world-class collections (insects, mites, plants, fishes, molluscs, birds, mammals and animal sounds), plus meet faculty, staff and students who study the flora and fauna of Ohio and the world.  There will be hands-on activities including an Anthropod Petting Zoo, Seedling Planting, Bugs-in-Goo and more.  Read more .
Saturday, April 7 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 1315 Kinnear Rd.
Religion COMPAS Programs
Science, Religion and Democracy
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"What is religious belief, and what is its proper relationship to scientific inquiry? Do science and religion represent incommensurable worldviews? If so, then how can people relate to one another as fellow citizens across that divide? If not, then how can we pursue a more constructive dialogue between religious and non-religious people? Should secularism be the "default" position in public debate about scientific issues?"  
Read more .
Thursday, April 12 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., 11 Floor of the Thompson Library.

COMPAS Conference: Religion in Global Context
How has religion contributed to the pursuit of world peace?  How has it served as a source of global conflict and violence?  Does religious belief play an essential role in bringing about moral progress?  Are religious conflicts really about religion?   Read more .
April 13 - Session 1 - Religion & Global Conflict; 9 - 10:30 a.m., 11th Floor, Thompson Library.
April 13 - Session 2 - Religion & Global Cooperation; 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.11th Floor, Thompson.
National Student Speech Language Hearing Association Receives Award
The National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA) was selected as a recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Student Organization Award, presented as part of the Ohio State Leadership Awards by the Office of Student Life.  NSSLHA's mission is to benefit its members by continually improving its support, promotion and advocacy of the highest quality preparation of professionals in audiology, speech-language pathology, and other related fields.  The group's faculty advisor is Dr. Jennifer Brello.  Students interested in learning more about NSSLHA may visit their Facebook page or contact the organization's president Claire Schuster at Schuster.148@osu.edu.
President's Prize Application and Information Sessions
The President's Prize is the highest recognition Ohio State bestows on undergraduate students committed to social change, providing two graduating seniors the crucial connections and financial support they need to advance innovative ideas for change in their first year after graduation. Round one applications are due by Friday (7/13). In-person and online information sessions will be held in April, May and June.  Read more.
Campus Life
Become an OSU Votes Ambassador!
As an OSU Votes Ambassador, you can join a movement to increase the number of college students making their voices heard in local, state and national elections. Being an OSU Votes Ambassador is a great opportunity for Ohio State undergraduates to directly impact the level of civic engagement on campus. OSU Votes is a nonpartisan organization led by students as a part of the Office of Student Life and works to register, educate and encourage other students to vote. Students of all majors and class ranks are encouraged to apply and can find the application link here!  Read more.
Flicks for Free
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The Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) presents free movies!  Your BuckID admits two.  Free popcorn and beverages.  Take a study break and attend a free movie.  All shows are at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.  Tickets not required but a valid BuckID is required for entry.  U.S. Bank Conference Theatre in the Ohio Union.  Read more.
April movies:
Thor: Ragnarok - Wednesday, April 4 at 6 and 11 p.m. and Friday, April 6 at 6 and 11 p.m.
The Post - Wednesday, April 11 at 6 and 11 p.m.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Wednesday, April 18 at 7 and 11 p.m. on the Oval (rain location: Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union).
Arts and Sciences Events
Execution of Justice
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This docudrama on the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay elected public official in the country, is based on court transcripts and public record dramatizing the trial of this controversial case.  Performance times.
April 4 - 13 in the Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center.
Department of Dance Spring Concert 2018
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Undergraduate and graduate students present solo and group works that express diverse ideas and approaches to movement explored throughout the year.  Performance times.
April 5 - April 7,  Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall.
Percussion Ensemble
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Susan Powell and Joseph Krygier, directors.  This concert is free and open to the public.  No ticket required.  Read more.
Monday, April 9 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium (onstage seating).
Symphony Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra
David E. Becker, conductor.  This event is free and open to the public.  No ticket required.  Read more.
Wednesday, April 11 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium
Science Sundays:  Visual Trumpery
Alberto Cairo
Trumpery: worthless nonsense, something that is, simultaneously, deceitful and showy.   Alberto Cairo explains how to fight fake data, fake facts, fake visualization, demonstrating how choices a data-visualization designer makes have significant impact on how an audience perceives data.  He shares strategies to improve rational thinking and understand probability and uncertainty as ways to fight back against a deluge of misinformation.  Read more .
Alberto Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the University of Miami, and director of UM's Center for Computational Science's Visualization program.
Sunday, April 15 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the U.S. Bank Conference Theatre, Ohio Union.
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