APRIL 2017

Program Highlight - Romance Studies Major
Anyone who has studied a Romance language (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Romanian) or Latin knows that learning one of these languages facilitates learning another. That's why we created the Romance Studies major, in which students develop proficiency in three languages and an understanding of how to act and interact in the cultures in which these languages are spoken. In an increasingly globalized world, knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is essential for those pursuing a career in law, business, medicine, education, government, diplomacy, and international development. To learn more, contact the ASC advisor, Andy Spencer at spencer.4@osu.edu, or the faculty advisor, Janice M. Aski at aski.1@osu.edu.

Career Corner - Assess Your Skills
April is a great time to reflect on the skills you have developed over the year!  Think back on your key experiences since Autumn (e.g., internships, research projects, jobs, involvement in student organizations, studying abroad, volunteering) and identify how your skills have grown through those activities.  ASC Career Services created an assessment resource that makes it easy to rate your skills and to determine areas for future growth.  Once you've completed the assessment, compare the results to your resume . . . how well are you describing your skills on your resume?  Are there any skill areas that you want to focus on improving as you make the transition from college to career?
Remember to check out FutureLink for internships and other opportunities that can boost your skills.  And, consider meeting with a Career Prep Advisor, who can assist with your internship search, in ASC Career Services. 
Hire Big 10+ Virtual Career Fair
Looking for a job, internship or co-op?  Save valuable time and meet recruiters live online.  Attend the Virtual Career Fair from anywhere!  Open to all majors.   List of 85+ employers.  More info and registration  here.
Wednesday, April 12.
Distance Interviewing Space Available
Have a phone or video interview and need a space to talk, distraction free or want to practice your interview skills in front of a camera?  No need to make your room "interview ready."  Free resources and technical assistance to use H.323 videoconferencing (including Zoom) and private, professional meeting rooms to accommodate calls and video interviews via Skype, FaceTime, Adobe Connect or your program of choice on your own phone, laptop or tablet.  Reserve your space in the Digital Union   here.
Wexner Center for the Arts Internships
The Wexner Center offers academic internships for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  Gain experience and knowledge in the field of contemporary art and work under the guidance of their professional staff.  Students of any major may apply.  New positions to support their young professionals group, GenWex and programs such as Art on the Brain and Vets at the Wex have been added.  More info.  For questions contact Alana Ryder at aryder@wexarts.org.
Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences - Summer Institute
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The Center for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS) will hold a three-day survey program for upper-level undergraduates who wish to learn more about cognitive science as an interdisciplinary field and possibly pursue an academic or industry career in research. More info  here.
Contact: Stephanie Fowler,  ccbs@osu.edu, or call 614-292-4679.
April 15 - Application deadline.
June 6 - 8 - CCBS Undergraduate Summer Institute (CUSI)
Clinical Pharmacy Panel and WMC/James Hospital Tour
Learn about pharmacy careers and securing a shadowing opportunity.  Pharmacy Career Services is holding a tour of the Wexner Medical Center/James Research Hospital that includes HIPPA certification (which will help with future shadowing opportunities) and a panel.  Panelists typically specialize in inpatient pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy, ambulatory care, nuclear pharmacy, hem/oncology specialist, generalists, medication safety, PGY1 and PSY2.  RSVP here.
Friday, April 7th from 2 - 4:30 p.m.
Take Your Professor to Lunch - On Us!
Invite a professor to lunch - complements of the College of Arts and Sciences.
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.
Great Teachers Recognized!
David Steigerwald
Dr. David Steigerwald
The Arts and Sciences Student Council recently selected Dr. David Steigerwald, Department of History, as the recipient of the 2016 - 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award.
Also selected were Mr. Duncan Clark, Department of Mathematics, as the recipient of the 2016 - 2017 Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award and Mr. Eric Garn, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, as the finalist for the 2016 - 2017 Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award.
Writing Center
The Writing Center offers a variety of writing groups including undergrad thesis, STEP and creative writing groups.  They also offer over 300 hours of weekly one-on-one consulting services at Smith Lab, Thompson Library (walk-in) and via online sessions.  In addition to course-related writing, you may work with their staff on cover letters, personal statements, manuscripts for publication and creative writing.   Learn more or schedule an appointment here .
Counseling and Consultation Service
We know that students are balancing many responsibilities that can sometimes become stressful.  We also know that your wellness is central to your success as a student.  It's important to find time in your busy day to relax and unwind.  Counseling and Consultation Service can help with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, identity exploration, substance use, eating concerns, feeling overwhelmed and academic adjustment.  Check out drop in workshops, groups and their  full range of services.
Scheduling?  We've Got Some Ideas for You
If you can think of it, chances are we have a course (or six) that covers it, uncovers it and dives deeper into every facet.  With 80+ majors and 100+ minors, the opportunities are endless. Visit our new online bulletin board to learn about some courses that you may not have heard about.
10th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops
The conference will begin with two days of training workshops covering introductory and advanced topics in network analysis with applications to political science. Students may register for the conference, the workshops or both.  There is no need to submit or present a paper to attend.  More information, the conference agenda and registration information here.
June 14 - 17 at the Ohio Union.
Museum of Biological Diversity - Open House
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Attend the Museum of Biological Diversity's annual open house for a day of biodiversity exploration and discovery.  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 an Anthropod Petting Zoo, Seedling Planting, Bugs-in-Goo and more.   More info.
Saturday, April 22 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at 1315 Kinnear Road.
Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design - Open House
Explore the Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) at your own pace, observe, ask questions and interact with demonstrations such as digital media performances, interactive and immersive games, 3D animated films, virtual worlds, 3D tracking devices, motion capture technology, sonic arts and more.  More info.
Friday, April 7 from 3 - 6 p.m. at 331 Sullivant Hall.
Athletic Activism and Social Change
Ohio State's Sports and Society Initiative will host a public panel discussion on the role of athletic activism in social change.  The event is free and open to all.  No registration required.   Panelists to include:
Tommie Smith - Gold Medal Winner in 1968 Olympics, 200 - meter running event
Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf - NBA, Guard, Denver Nuggets,1990s
Malcolm Jenkins - NFL, Safety, Philadelphia Eagles
Vince Doria - Former Senior VP and Director of News for ESPN, Moderator 
April 20 from 7:30 - 9 p.m. in the Blackwell Inn Ballroom
Adobe Creative Jam
Join us for an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity.  The Adobe Creative Cloud team will host the Creative Jam presentations. This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of three local creative leaders.  Design teams will compete in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown. There will be three categories: graphic design, photography and video editing.  You may also have your portfolio reviewed be a design professional.  Deadline to register for the review is April 9.  More info on the event, how to prepare for the review and registration here.
Tuesday, April 11 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at Campbell Hall.
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for students to study, research or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding.  Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8 - 12 month period. Attend an April information session to learn about the awards, eligibility, selection criteria, and the application process. Info session dates and application cycle deadlines may be found here.
Education Abroad - Plan Ahead for Next Year
Photo from India Global May program
Are you thinking about studying abroad?  Plan ahead by attending an Office of International Affairs (OIA) Getting Started session.
Sessions are held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during autumn and spring semesters in 160 Enarson Classroom Building.   More info.
Tuesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Events
Science Sundays 
Cara Malek photo
Cara Malek, supervisor of DreamWorks's Character Technology team, presents How Would A Dragon Fly?  The Science & Art of Rigging Animated Characters.   Before an animated dragon can fly or a panda can execute a kung fu kick, a character rigger must design and create the digital puppet to bring the character to life.  part anatomy, part computer science, part sculpture, character rigging is a challenging, interesting blend of aesthetics and usability.  Malek has 10-years rigging experience and shares how it's done.  Read more.
Sunday, April 23 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Spring Dance Concert
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The Department of Dance presents its Spring Dance Concert, where undergraduate and graduate students present solo and group works that express diverse ideas and approaches to movement. Student choreographers created 11 new works to be performed at this event.  Seating is limited so advance tickets are encouraged. Student tickets are $10.  More info and performance times  here.
Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8  in the Barnett Theatre in Sullivant Hall.
Department of Design Spring Exhibition
The Department of Design's annual exhibition features senior theses of undergraduates from industrial design, interior design and visual communication design. More info.
Wednesday, March 29 - Saturday, April 8 at the Urban Arts Space.
Picture Lock
A must for indie film lovers and aspiring filmmakers, Picture Lock showcases the amazing work being made with support from the Wexner Center Film/Video Studio program.  Screenings take place at the Wex.  Discounted passes are available for students.  Call 614-292-3535 for more info.
Friday, April 7 and Saturday, April 8.
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