DECEMBER 2016

Program Highlight - Actuarial Science Major
If you are strong in math and interested in business and economics, then you might want to consider a career in  actuarial science .  Actuaries evaluate the likelihood of future events, design creative ways to reduce the likelihood of undesirable events and decrease the impact of undesirable events. Actuaries find ways to manage risk using strong analytical skills, business knowledge and understanding of human behavior to manage the complex risks facing society today. They play key roles on management teams of companies that deal with risk, such as insurance companies and actuarial consulting firms. In a fast-changing world, with emerging risks and the need for creative ways to tackle them, there are constant opportunities for personal and professional growth. To learn more, contact departmental advisor Dr. Athena Yiamouyiannis  or professional actuary in residence, Mr. Rick Evans , or call 292-6994 for an appointment.
Summer Term 2017 Tuition Update
Ohio State's summer course structure allows for a variety of four-, six-, eight- and 12-week classes to give students more opportunities to make progress toward their degrees. For Summer Term 2017, tuition discounts also are available. These fall into two categories:
  • Tuition will be reduced 25 percent for Ohio State undergraduates taking summer classes on the Columbus campus.
  • Separately, tuition will be reduced 50 percent (for up to three credits) in place of the 25 percent discount for the first four-week summer session on all Ohio State campuses. This is available only for undergraduate, graduate and professional students who were enrolled full time at Ohio State during spring semester.
In both cases, tuition discounts apply to instructional, general and non-resident fees.
The flexibility in summer course structure and the discounted tuition are just two ways Ohio State is committed to access and affordability.  For more information see the Tuition Incentives guide and the Summer 2016 tuition and fee tables.
Student Profile - Mary Grace Thibault
Mary Grace, a double major in atmospheric sciences and anthropology, is extra busy as a member of the Ohio State Meteorology Club and a weather spotter. While at Ohio State she's taken advantage of opportunities that have expanded her knowledge in both disciplines.  A 10-week field work project in Key Largo, Florida allowed her to observe first-hand the effects of sea level rise on the Everglades. An education abroad program took her to Ireland where she took part in an archaeological excavation of a medieval monastery, attended lectures on Irish history and visited historic sites.  Read more.
Learn more about education abroad programs by visiting the Office of International Affairs
Career Corner - Resume Review
As our Peer Career Advisors review resumes, we see some common areas of confusion. Are you making some of these common mistakes on your resume?
1) Not listing your education at the top of the page. This is what's most relevant to you currently, show employers you're working hard to complete a degree!
2) Listing character traits in your Skills Section. Show the recruiters you're a "team player" and have "good communication skills" through examples in your bullet points under each experience.
3) Using objective statements. These are often too broadly worded, and recruiters say they're not necessary anyways!
Does this sound like you? Would you like someone to review your document? Bring a hard copy of your resume or cover letter to 100 Denney Hall. Walk-in hour schedule can be found here. You can also reference our online tip sheets
Nominate A Favorite Teacher for An Outstanding Teaching Award
Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or graduate teaching associate (GTA) for a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.  These awards are notable because they are completely administered by students through the Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Submit your nomination here
Thursday, December 8 - Nomination deadline.
An Analysis of the 2016 Election
A panel of experts take a retrospective look at the 2016 election.  Panel Participants:
Neil Newhouse (co-founder of Public Opinion Strategies, leading GOP pollster)
Alex Lundry (co-founder of DeepRoot Analytics, Mitt Romney's director of data science)
Michael Tesler (assistant professor of Political Science, UC Irvine)
Jennifer Victory(associate professor of political science, George Mason University
Sponsored by the Democracy Studies Program. Free and n o RSVP required.
Friday, December 2 from  3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Saxbe Auditorium,  Moritz College of Law.
Student Organization Highlight - femUNITY
femUNITY connects Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) undergraduate students with each other, with the department and with the feminist community at Ohio State.  They offer a film series, professional development workshops for applying to graduate school and applying to non-profit jobs, a feminist book club, and more. femUNITY is open to all undergraduate students with an interest in feminist causes.  For more info contact the advisor Lauren Strand at strand.12@osu.edu.
Ohio State Department of Public Safety - Alert Notices
Ohio State's Department of Public Safety uses a variety of methods to communicate with the campus community. These include but are not limited to the Buckeye Alert System and Public Safety Notices. These methods are supported by the Department of Public Safety website, social media, traditional media and other communication channels. For more information and to register to receive alerts, click here.
File Your FAFSA Now Through February 1
The FAFSA is now earlier, easier and more accurate.  Don't forget to fill out Ohio State's special scholarship  application , too. 
Summer Fellowships from the Undergraduate Research Office
Winter break is the perfect time to craft your application for summer research fellowships!  There are multiple awards offered from the Undergraduate Research Office including funding for 10 weeks of full-time work as well as money to support research abroad!  Applications are due in February. You can find out more and access the centralized application by clicking here!
Education Abroad Scholarships - We Can Help You Afford A Study Abroad!
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Are you interested in studying abroad but concerned about the costs?  The Keith and Linda Monda International Experience Scholarships are need-based and designed for arts and sciences majors who would not normally be able to afford to study abroad.  For information on this and other arts and sciences education abroad scholarships, click here.
Application deadline - January 16 at 4 p.m. 
Early January Education Abroad Program Application Deadlines
As winter break approaches, keep in mind that many study abroad programs have application deadlines occurring in early January. For a list of programs and deadlines, visit oia.osu.edu .
Many education abroad scholarships also have January deadlines. The Office of International Affairs provides information on funding your study abroad experience.
Read more
Reminder-College of Arts and Sciences scholarship applications are due Jan 16Click here.
Education Abroad - Global May Programs
Global May Uganda Students
The Office of International Affairs offers study abroad programs specifically intended for first and second year students of any major.  These programs focus on the history, culture, current events and major issues of one specific country.   Global May programs typically have a January 4 application deadline . To learn more visit go.osu.edu/GlobalMay .

Bolivia - study Andean cultures and literature, and explore social, political, economic and cultural issues.
Brazil - you will be introduced to the ethnic, environmental and cultural diversity of Brazil.
Great Britain - study British history, culture, society and literature. Explore London, Oxford and Edinburgh.
China - study in Chengdu where you will be paired with a student to learn first-hand about the different ethnic groups.
Hungary - gain a greater knowledge of and appreciation for Central and Eastern Europe as a region. Also visit Poland.
Morocco - learn about the modern history, politics and culture of Morocco during the 19th and 20th centuries.
New Zealand - learn about the culture and history by focusing on language and identity.
Spain - learn about the multicultural and global history of Madrid and Spain.
Uganda - study at the School for International Training in Kampala.
Fellowships for STEM Students from the East Asian Studies Center
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are available to undergraduate students in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) field who have successfully completed two years of college-level East Asian language study. Subject to approval, fellowships may be used at other U.S. or foreign institutions. For more detail on award guidelines and application procedures  click here. Attend a December or January info session. Contact: Amy Carey at  carey.189@osu.edu.
February 1 - Application deadline for SU 2017 and Academic Year 2017 - 2018 fellowships.
Fellowships from the Center for Slavic and East European Studies
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are available to undergraduate students who are pursuing a course of study requiring advanced foreign language and area studies training. Eligible languages taught at Ohio State include Bosnian-Croatian-Serbian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Turkish and Uzbek.  Subject to approval, fellowships may be used for study at other U.S. institutions or to study abroad. For more detail on award guidelines and application procedures click here.  Attend a December or January info session. Contact: Eileen Kunkler at kunkler.10@osu.edu.
February 1 - Application deadline for SU 2017 and Academic Year 2017 - 18 fellowships.
Nominate a Student, Staff or Faculty Member for a Mentoring and Leadership Award
Nominate a College of Arts and Sciences student, staff or faculty member for the Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award.  This award recognizes outstanding mentoring and/or leadership on behalf of women and other historically underrepresented groups at the university.   Nominate here.
Wednesday, February 1 - Nomination deadline.
Department of English Offers Alternative Rock Lyrics As Poems
The Department of English is offering Special Topics in Pop Culture; Alternative Rock Lyrics as Poems.  This course counts toward the GE: Cultures & Ideas category. If you are an alternative/indie rock fan interested in songwriting, poetry and/or creative writing, ENGL-3364 (33487) is for you. As an added bonus, students have the rare opportunity to video conference with accomplished musicians; past classes have dialogued with Rivers Cuomo of Weezer, Matt Berninger of The National, Jack Tatum of Wild Nothing and more. Find out the first day of class who you will be interviewing. More info  here or contact Professor Elizabeth Renker at renker.1@osu.edu.
Arts and Sciences Events
The 24th Annual Music Celebration Concert
This popular annual musical extravaganza showcases the school's many performing groups - from the Symphony Orchestra, glee clubs and concert bands to its Jazz Ensemble, Percussion Ensemble, soloists and much more, all presented in a non-stop collage setting. Student tickets are $10 and advance purchase is recommended.  Read more.
Friday, December 2 at 8 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium. 
Science Sundays - Has Cholera Met its Match?
Elisabeth Root
Elisabeth Root, associate professor of geography at Ohio State, takes us into the past with the story of John Snow, who stopped the London cholera epidemic by using geographic science to figure out the source of the outbreak. Then, back to the present, to see how modern geographic science can track and prevent outbreaks. 21st Century climate makes it even more pressing because rising sea-surface temperatures are driving cholera.   More info.
Sunday, December 4 from 3 - 4 p.m., U.S. Bank Conference Theater, Ohio Union.
Glass Club's Annual Winter Sale
Are you looking for a gift this holiday season?  Consider affordable hand-blown and crafted glass objects made by students, faculty and staff in Ohio State's hot glass facilities.  
Wednesday (11/30) - Friday (12/2) 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. at Hopkins Hall (facing the Oval).
Campus Life
Holiday and Vacation Tips
Before leaving your campus residence for the holidays, consider a few security issues: take items of value home; lock all doors and windows; disconnect electrical extensions; record serial numbers of your devices; and do not leave money, checks, ID or credit cards in your room.  If something is missing when you return, alert the police immediately.
A Day in the Life of a Buckeye
Apply to be a student host for A Day in the Life of a Buckeye program scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017.  
This program offers a one-on-one experience for inner city and Appalachian area high school sophomores and juniors to experience life at Ohio State, and college in general for a day. L
earn more at: go.osu.edu/dayinthelife.
Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Application deadline.
Light Up North Area 2016 (formerly Light Up the Lake)
Light Up North Area Graphic
Join the Ohio State community in celebrating the holiday season with an outdoor lighting ceremony in Town Square adjacent to the North Recreation Center.  The ceremony will feature a guest speaker and performances by several student groups.  Then assemble along the tree-lined walk and join in a candlelit rendition of Carmen Ohio. Conclude with the inaugural lighting of North Area.  Arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy refreshments with the ceremony beginning at 6:30 p.m.
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