DECEMBER 2018

New Major in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
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Our lives and our communities are profoundly shaped by political and economic forces that often seem difficult or impossible to control. College graduates are increasingly expected to think across traditional  boundaries and to have skills that enable them to address complex problems in both the public and private sectors. The next generation of citizens must be able to understand how these forces work, examine their impact, and think carefully about the values at stake in the choices we face. The Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) major offers both broad and rigorous training in the foundations of all three disciplines, enabling students to study the forces and institutions that shape the modern world from more than one perspective. The analytical tools and interdisciplinary perspective that the PPE major provides will prepare students for careers in law, business, finance, consulting, public policy and public service, secondary and higher education, and journalism. For more information contact Eric MacGilvray, macgilvray.2@osu.edu or Piers Turner, turner.894@osu.edu .
Pause4Paws at University Libraries During Finals
University Libraries will be offering students a comforting diversion during finals with visits from therapy dogs at several library locations. "Pause4Paws" gives students a chance to visit with animals, providing a few moments of relaxation during the rigors of studying for finals.
Monday, December 3: Architecture Library from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thursday, December 6: Thompson Library from 10 a.m. - noon
Thursday, December 6: 18th Avenue Library from 2- 4 p.m.
Friday, December 7: Fine Arts Library from 12 - 2 p.m.
Monday, December 10: Geology Library from 1- 3 p.m.
Monday, December 10: Thompson Library from 4 - 6 p.m.
Study Skills, Test Taking Strategies and Wellness 
With final exams approaching, this can be a particularly stressful time of year.  However, there are many resources to support you. You may wish to take advantage of one-on-one support, a group workshop or an online tutorial.  Some options are listed here.  What would benefit you? 
Tutoring - subject area tutoring listed under Academic Support and also found  here
Academic Coaching - examine strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies for success.
Note Taking Strategies - how to take effective and meaningful notes.
Strategic Test Taking: Essay Exams - recognize important aspects of essay questions.
Strategic Test Taking - learn to manage your time, make strategic choices and enhance accuracy.
Test Anxiety - learn to manage the cause and reduce unhelpful stress during exams.
Long-Term Memory - learn how to be more effective in storing information in long-term memory.
Short-Term Memory - learn strategies to improve short-term memory.
Relaxation Exercises - reduce anxiety, chronic pain, depression, insomnia and stress.
Counseling and Consultation Services - comprehensive individual and group services.
Wellness Center - empowers students to strive for balance and wellness.
Younkin Success Center - tutoring, academic services, career services and wellness services.
Psychological Services Center - clinics addressing addiction recovery, behavioral medicine Clinic and cognitive behavior therapy (CBT).
Nominate a Favorite Teacher for an Outstanding Teaching Award
Teaching Award Recipients
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.  Students may submit a nomination here.
Wednesday, December 5 - Nomination deadline.
Networking - Building Connections!
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The holidays are right around the corner! Are you dreading those conversations with your Great Aunt Sue who will ask you
way too personal questions about pretty much everything - including your still amorphous post-graduation plans? Never fear! Great Aunt Sue means well (we hope), and could in fact be a great resource in your internship or job search. Engage with Great Aunt Sue! Tell her about your interests and what types of careers you are considering. It might very well turn out that her friend Tina from Jazzercise has a nephew who works in your field... Sue gets his contact information from Tina, you reach out to set up an informational phone call. He then shares that he knows of a colleague who is hiring and passes along your resume - and BOOM you get an interview! Your network is larger than you might imagine. Don't be afraid to use any connections! And if Great Aunt Sue doesn't ask about your plans - also never fear! The Summer Internship and Opportunity Fair is on February 27 th , and the Spring Career Fair is on January 29 th !
Find more tips on networking on the Career Success website. Career Success also offers a number of events that provide networking opportunities for you, such as the Coffee Chat series, throughout the semester. And AlumniFire is a wonderful, unique to OSU platform which allows you to connect specifically with fellow Buckeyes - both current students and alums.
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 study abroad.  Remember, you don't need to be admitted to a program in order to apply for a scholarship.  You just need to know which program you are applying to.  For information on this and other arts and sciences education abroad scholarships, click here.
Application deadline - Monday, January 14 at 4 p.m.
Summer Education Abroad Application Deadlines
Semester break is a good time to talk with your family about studying abroad.  As the break approaches, keep in mind that many summer programs have early January application deadlines.  This includes programs in May (Summer 4-week session 1).  Learn about programs and deadlines here.  Many education abroad scholarships also have January deadlines.  You do not need to be admitted to a program in order to apply for a scholarship to help you fund this experience.  You just need to know what program you are applying to.  The Office of International Affairs provides information on funding your education abroad experience here.
College of Arts and Sciences scholarship application is due January 14.  Click here.
Education Abroad Program Spotlight
Berlin Then and Now: People, Places, Experiences
Students will explore and experience Berlin by learning about the people, cultures, institutions, and historical events that have helped shape the city - from its establishment as a capital of the Kingdom of Prussia in the 18th century to its present role as an increasingly international capital of a reunified Germany and an important center of European and world politics. Students will also visit modern-day companies and media corporations, take guided city walks, interact with Berlin's youth, attend artistic events, and have time to explore the city on their own.  For more information contact Elizabeth Angerman at angerman.6@osu.eduRead more.
Be sure to look into education abroad scholarships offered by the  College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of International Affairs ( OIA).
Program Application deadline - January 3.
New Podcasts - Hear Your Teachers Share Their Passion
Voices of Excellence from the College of Arts and Sciences
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"Voices" is hosted by David Staley, associate professor in the department of history, and will take you into the research labs, classrooms, and studios of Ohio State researchers.  Listen to some of our professors share their innovative work and then check out their classes.  Podcasts.

Michael Neblo, Political Science
Luis Aldama - English and Director of LASER
Abraham Badu - Biochemistry and Chemistry
Ann Cook - Earth Sciences
Steven Quiring - Atmospheric Sciences
Ann Hamilton - Art
Paloma Martinez-Cruz - Spanish
Yuan-Ming Lu - Physics
Hannah Shafaat - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Robert Baker - Chemistry and Biochemistry
Harmony Bench - Dance
Janice Aski - French and Italian
Research Funding, Presentation and Publishing Opportunities
If you are a current researcher searching for more ways to be involved in the research community, the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry (OUR&CI) has information on opportunities listed here.  This includes information on funding, publishing, presenting and Ohio State research programs.
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
The East Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies and Center for Slavic and East European Studies are seeking applications for fellowships for summer 2019 and academic year 2019 - 20 under the U.S. Department of Education's Title VI Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship program.  Available for Ohio State graduate and professional school students in need of advanced foreign language and area studies training and select undergraduate students.   More info .
Friday, February 1 - Application deadline.
Fellowships for Undergraduate STEM Students
From the East Asian Studies Center
F ellowships are available to juniors or seniors in a Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) field who have successfully completed two years of college-level East Asian language study. Academic Year 2019-2020 fellowships are expected to contribute $10,000 towards tuition and fees and provide a $5,000 stipend. Summer 2019 fellowships are expected to cover $5,000 in tuition and fees and provide a $2,500 stipend. Subject to approval, FLAS fellowships may also be used for foreign language and area studies at other U.S. or foreign institutions. Read more or attend an info. session on Tuesday, December 4 from 11 - 12 or Wednesday, December 5 from 3:30 - 4:30 in 100 Enarson Classroom Bldg. 
RSVP to easc@osu.edu with your name and the date of the session you plan to attend.
Friday, February 1 - Application deadline.
Become a Sesquicentennial Scholar 
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In the 2019-20 academic year, Ohio State celebrates its 150th anniversary, known as its sesquicentennial. In honor of this milestone, the university will select 150 students to participate in the Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program. Selected students will receive a $2,500 scholarship while participating in a leadership development program and representing Ohio State as sesquicentennial ambassadors.  T his scholarship is renewable up to a maximum of 8 semesters (including the 2019-20 academic semesters) or upon completion of the current degree program, whichever comes first.  Renewed scholarships will be overseen by the Office of Academic Affairs and the respective college of each scholar.   Any student in good standing currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or professional program on any Ohio State campus is eligible to apply.   Read more .   Contact .
February 1 - Application deadline.
Romophos Application Opportunity for Freshmen
The sophomore class honorary, Romophos, is accepting applications for its 87th class. The student-led philanthropic and service-driven organization gives sophomore Ohio State students the opportunity to build leadership skills and make a positive impact on the Columbus community. Freshman Ohio State students of all majors are eligible to apply.  More infoContact.
Friday, January 18 at 11:59 p.m. - Application deadline.
Peace Corps Volunteers 
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Peace Corps volunteers work to develop sustainable solutions that address agriculture, community economic development, education, environment, health and youth development.  Graduating undergraduates with diverse skills are competitive for positions worldwide.  Peace Corps covers living, travel, medical and other costs. Contact Laura Joseph, OSU campus recruiter, at peacecorps@osu.edu to learn about opportunities and how to apply.  
Apply before January 1st to depart in Summer 2019.
Health, Wellness and Safety
Positive Wellness Messaging
Students looking for positive reinforcement can now easily find it in one of the more unexpected places: the Ohio State app.   The Ohio State App team partnered with USG and Counseling and Consultation Services to launch its 16-week long positive mental wellness messaging campaign October 1. The campaign will create new positive messages and resource highlights that will release every Monday on the campus screen of the Ohio State App.
Call for a Safe Ride
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Safe Ride is a service provided to university students who would like safe transportation across campus. Any university student, faculty, or staff member may request a Safe Ride.  You may r
equest a Safe Ride on-demand through the new TapRide app.
1. Download the TapRide app. It can be found under the Safety Tab in the Ohio State mobile app
2. Scroll down to "The Ohio State University - Safe Ride"
3. Enter your Ohio State name.number and password
4. Request a Safe Ride on-demand
You may also request a Safe Ride by Calling 614-292-3322.
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.
Arts and Sciences Events
Graduation Survey
As of November 26th, the Graduation Survey is open. To take the survey, visit go.osu.edu/gradsurvey. Your response to the survey will be used to improve the experiences of future Buckeyes. If you have questions or need help with the survey, please contact the Center for the Study of Student Life at cssl@osu.edu. As a reminder, the College of Arts and Sciences requires all graduating students to complete the survey before it closes on December 17th.
The Jazz Studies Holiday Concert
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A seasonal concert highlighting the music of the holiday season, performed by Jazz Studies students and faculty.  Featuring The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble, Art Blakey Combo, Jazz Fusion Combo, Ohio Jaztet and Ohio Show Band.  Free.  No ticket required.  Read more.
Wednesday, December 5 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
Campus Life Tips
Get Ready for Finals - Late Night Study Space
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Do you need a quiet place for late-night study for finals?  The 18th Avenue Library is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Overnight access between 11:30 p.m. - 7:30 a.m. for current students, faculty and staff with your BuckID card.  The Terra Byte Cafe located in the library offers evening hours throughout the week as well as weekend hours.  The Thompson Library will be open additional hours (until 2 a.m.) from December 5 - 12.  All library hours may be found here.  Concerned about walking home at night?  Call the University's Department of Public Safety and request a safe ride.  Info on how to request a ride and service boundaries here.
Group Study Rooms
Group study rooms are available at a variety of campus locations.  Click here to view locations, capacity, how long you may use the space and to submit a room reservation request.
File Your FAFSA
The 2019 - 2010 FAFSA and Special Scholarships applications are open.  File by February 2, 2019 for maximum aid consideration.
Light up the Lake
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Now that the Mirror Lake renovation is complete, the Ohio Staters, Inc. annual event returns.  Join the Ohio State community as they light up the Mirror Lake Hollow/Browning Amphitheater.
Wednesday, December 5 at 6 p.m.
Flicks for Free - Reading Day Movie
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Flicks for Free presents free movies, popcorn and a beverage!  They are presented by the Ohio Union Activities Board (OUAB) and brought to you by your student activity fee.  They are open to Ohio State Columbus students with a valid BuckID.  All movies are held at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank conference Theater in the Ohio Union.   Read more.

A small group of former classmates organize an elaborate, annual game of tag that requires some to travel all over the country .
Thursday, December 6 at 6 p.m.
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