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   DECEMBER 2017

Major Highlight - Art History
R. Lichtenstein Painting
Art History is the study of human culture and history through the visual arts. It is a constantly expanding discipline whose objects of study include all forms of artistic expression: painting, sculpture, architecture, decor, drawing, prints, photography, film, video, and performance art. Art History examines works of art in terms of both aesthetic and historical issues; it is concerned with definitions of style, materials and modes of execution, iconographic and other interpretive methods, and with the economic, social, and political factors that shape both the production and reception of visual culture. Each of the faculty members in the department is a specialist in a particular area (or areas) of world art, and undergraduates are strongly encouraged to take full advantage of the wide range of courses offered. Chronologically, the courses encompass artistic developments from prehistoric times to the present, and geographically include the arts of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas. Students may elect to pursue internships for course credit or career development and take part in related education abroad programs. Graduates are prepared to undertake post-graduate work in the history of art and related disciplines as well as work in an arts field, in museums, galleries and arts institutions. History of Art is also a classic humanities major that can prepare students for much broader careers in fields like education, non-profit work, journalism, law, and many others. A minor is also offered and minors are encouraged to become active members of the Department. Contact an advisor
Faculty Profile - Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm
Department of Sociology
Hollie Nyseth Brehm
In a short time, Dr. Nyseth Brehm has become a highly respected and beloved teacher, mentor and researcher.  She  teaches classes on global crime, violence and terrorism and advises two student organizations:  Refuge  and  GlobeMed .  Dr. Nyseth Brehm's current research assesses why and how genocide happens and how countries rebuild in the aftermath.  Not only has she traveled to Rwanda to conduct research related to genocide, but she also created and leads a study abroad class called Genocide and Its Aftermath in Rwanda.    In 2016 she was selected by students to receive the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award and also received the university's highest teaching honor, the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching. Listen to her  TEDx talk addressing the eradication of genocide.   Read more.
Career Corner - Review Your Resume Over Semester Break
Anticipating downtime during the semester break?  If so, consider using the extra time to have your resume reviewed.  In a Careerbuilder survey, 61% of the recruiters shared they will automatically dismiss a resume if it contains typos. The general assumption is if someone has errors on their resume, they probably lack attention to detail - a trait that is key to success in many work environments. Fortunately, there are multiple OSU resources that you can tap into to make sure your resume is error free!   The offices listed below are open over the semester break, so you're encouraged to check their websites for information on when they will be providing assistance to walk-ins or those wanting to schedule an appointment. With a proofread resume, you'll have more confidence when attending the spring career events posted here.
  • Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success (100 Denney Hall; asccareerservices.osu.edu)
  • Career Counseling & Support Services (Younkin Success Center, 2nd Floor; ccss.osu.edu)
Other Resume Review Resources
If you won't be in Columbus during the semester break, there are options for having your resume reviewed through email or phone consultation with an OSU alum.  Check out AlumniFire to connect with OSU alumni who have volunteered to provide resume feedback to students and other alums.  When Spring Semester starts, you can access an additional campus resource - The Writing Center - for assistance with your resume. 
Reverse Career Fair
Your student organization can take part in a unique professional development opportunity. Register student representatives for the 2018 Reverse Career Fair (RCF) where employer and student roles are reversed. Connect with companies from a variety of industries seeking skills you've developed as a student leader, including leadership, communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills. Inform employers of how they'll benefit from partnering with your organization for programs and events. The RCF is free and open to all student organizations. Organizations with a mission of supporting students from diverse backgrounds in particular are encouraged to attend as most of these employers have aggressive diversity recruitment goals. Register here.
Monday, January 22 from 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Nominate a Favorite Teacher for an Outstanding Teaching Award
2016 - 2017 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.  Submit your nomination here
Friday, December 8 - Nomination deadline.
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.
Education Abroad Scholarships - We Can Help You Afford a Study Abroad!
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 15 at 4 p.m.
Education Abroad - Global May Programs
Students in Hungary
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.  To learn more visit education abroad and enter the country in the search block. These Global May programs have a January 3 application deadline.

Bolivia - study Andean cultures and literature, and explore social, political, economic and cultural issues.  Learn about the global significance of Bolivia.
Spain - learn about the multicultural and global history of Madrid, a city shaped by empires, global crossings, migration, immigration, and commerce.
China - study in Chengdu where you will experience a diverse and dynamic mix of ethnic, rural and urban cultures in this geographically varied and historic region.
Great Britain - study British history, politics, culture, society and literature.  Explore one of the world's most cosmopolitan and vibrant cities.  Visit Edinburgh, Scotland.
Hungary - explore the region's rich culture,  geography, history and politics along with contemporary movements in modern media and politics.
Brazil - you will be introduced to Brazilian history, culture, society and contemporary issues.  Gain a unique perspective of this emerging world power.
Uganda - study how Ugandans have sought their livelihoods, developed their culture, and pursued peace, security and prosperity.

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 before applying for funding. The Office of International Affairs provides information on funding your education abroad experience here.
Reminder-College of Arts and Sciences scholarship applications are due Jan 15. Click here.
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 2018 and Academic Year 2018 - 19 fellowships.
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 info session. Contact: Amy Carey at carey.189@osu.edu.
February 1 - Application deadline for SU 2018 and Academic Year 2018 - 2019 fellowships.
Light Up North Area (LUNA) 2017
Kick off the holiday season with an outdoor lighting ceremony outside of the North Recreation Center including friends, fun, and many student performances. The ceremony will conclude with a candlelit rendition of Carmen Ohio lining the Oak Walk. Performances by several student groups. Hope to see you there!
December 6 - arrive at 6 p.m. to enjoy refreshments; ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m.
Campus Life Tips and Resources
File Your FAFSA Now
The FAFSA and the Special Scholarships Application for the 2018 - 2019 academic year are open.  File by February 1 for maximum aid consideration.  Student Financial Aid.
Writing Center
Writing Center Graphic
Need help with your writing ASAP? The Writing Center has walk-in hours weekdays at Thompson Library from 3 - 7 p.m.  Appointments are 25 minutes and are first come, first served.  More information on in-person, online and walk-in consultation help here.  Check out their many resources from help with writing mechanics, to how to organize your paper, to research support.

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.
On-Campus Food Pantry
The Buckeye Food Alliance offers an on-campus food pantry with a variety of nutritious options for students who are food insecure.  They are located in Suite 150, Lincoln Tower.  Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday from 6 - 8 p.m., Friday from 12 - 3 p.m. and by appointment. 
#NoBuckeyeGoesHungry.  Contact for additional information here.
Arts and Sciences Events
Science Sundays - Particle Physics: New Research Frontiers
Joe Lykken Photo
Joseph Lykken, a theoretical physicist, is deputy director and chief research officer of Fermilab, the leading particle physics laboratory in the United States.
Particle physics, the quest to understand the smallest objects in the universe, depends on operating powerful colliders, like those at Fermilab and CERN. Surprisingly, the answers we get also shed light on the largest objects, such as the universe itself. Joe Lykken outlines deep theoretical questions, exciting experimental programs and how they connect.  More info.
Sunday, December 3 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Department of Dance Faculty Concert
Faculty Dance Concert
A concert of eclectic works including art installations and multi-media works by Ann Sofie Clemmensen, David Covey, Crystal Michelle Perkins, Daniel Roberts, Mitchell Rose and Eddie Taketa. The pieces will showcase performances by BFA and MFA dance students.  Tickets are $10 for students.  Seating is limited; early ticket purchase is encouraged.  Read more and ticket info here.
Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, December 2 at 3 p.m. in the Barnett Theatre, Sullivant Hall.
Jazz Studies Concert
Jazz Concert
Join us for 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, Ohio Jaztet, Ohio Show Band and the Ohio Nonet. The concert is f ree.  Read more.
Wednesday, December 6 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
25th Annual Music CELEBRATION Concert
This popular annual music 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.  Reserved seating.  Advance purchase is recommended as the concert is traditionally a sellout.  Read more and purchase tickets here.

Friday, December 1 at 8 p.m. in Mershon Auditorium.
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