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      JANUARY 2018

Major Highlight - Arabic
Tutoring Session
Arabic is the 5th most spoken language in the world.  It is one of six official U.N. languages and the U.S. Department of State considers Arabic a critical language.  It is the official language of 26 countries and the first language of nearly 300 million people.  Arabic is the language of scripture and prayer for more than a billion people and it was the most widespread language of science and philosophy for a millennium.  Students first learn the Arabic alphabet and soon begin learning basic patterns of speech and grammar. While the program emphasizes Modern Standard Arabic, students can also study Levantine spoken Arabic and Classical Arabic. Graduates of the program can converse in Arabic and read both classical and modern texts, from the Qur'an to modern literature, newspapers, and internet sites. The Arabic major includes advanced courses on literature and culture conducted entirely in Arabic and literature and culture courses in English translation, which are open to all majors.  Graduates may pursue careers in education, government, international trade, banking, print or electronic media, or tourism.  For more information, contact the department advisor, Tommy Beyl (beyl.1@osu.edu).

Spring 2018 - Important Dates
For the spring 2018 calendar of holidays, deadlines to add and drop courses, fee payment and refund deadlines, spring break dates, final exam dates and more, see the Spring 2018 Calendar.
Career Corner - Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair - January 23
Summer is a great time to participate in an internship, volunteer, or partake in other kinds of resume-building experiences. If you are looking for such an opportunity, you'll want to attend the January 23rd Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair to meet with representatives from dozens of companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations.
Make sure to research participating organizations before the fair. If the organizations that interest you have posted their opportunities in FutureLink (many of them have!), you are strongly encouraged to apply online before speaking with representatives. Doing so will convey that you are genuinely interested in the organization. You will also be regarded as a serious applicant during the fair, if you give the representative(s) a copy of your resume while describing why you think you are qualified for their position(s). Consider using the resources and services listed below to get your resume ready for the event. After the fair, be sure to follow-up with organizations you spoke with. Send them a thank you note or complete any tasks they may have asked you to complete, such as completing an online application. F ull list of participating organizations  here .
Tuesday, January 23 from 1 - 5 p.m. in the Ohio Union.
Resources for career fair prep: 
* Collection of resume samples geared toward college students
* Walk-in resume reviews
* Career Fair Prep webshop
Summer Camp & Recreation Job Fair - March 6
Mark your calendar for the 2018 Summer Camp and Recreation Job Fair. You'll be able to speak to a variety of summer camps and recreational organizations who are seeking students interested in pursuing careers that involve working with children, counseling, events management, adaptive recreation, and/or human and social services.  Read more.
Tuesday, March 6 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Cartoon Room of the Ohio Union.
Dean's Student Advisory Board - Apply for a Position
Dean_s Student Advisory Board
The College of Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board is seeking three students to serve a two-year term as an undergraduate student representative. One representative will be selected from each of the three college divisions: Arts and Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Download eligibility requirements and the application procedure,  here.
Friday, February 9 by 4 p.m. - Application deadline.
A Night at the Columbus Museum of Art
Student Life Residence Life is hosting "A Night at the Columbus Museum of Art." The museum will be open for all Ohio State students, staff, faculty and family members/friends. Free parking is available at the museum and a continuous shuttle service will be provided starting at 5:45 p.m. until the end of the event (with stops at the Ohio Union, Blackburn House and Drake Union).
Friday, January 12 from 6 - 9 p.m.
Arts and Sciences Merit and Need-Based Scholarships
Merit and need-based funding is available for currently enrolled students pursuing a major in the humanities and/or the natural and mathematical sciences. Funds will be applied toward 2018 - 2019 enrollment. Eligibility information and the online application are located  here
Students in these and other majors may be eligible for departmental scholarships. Contact your major department for information on availability of scholarships.
Thursday, February 1 at 4:00 p.m. - Application deadline.
Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund Scholarship
This fund provides need-based scholarships to students who plan to pursue a career in publishing or publication.  In order to be eligible, applicants must have a current FAFSA on file with Student Financial Aid.  Funds will be applied toward 2018 - 2019 enrollment.  Online application.
Thursday, February 1 at 4:00 p.m. - Application deadline.
Study Abroad Program Highlight
Mapping Our World - Southern Scandinavia
This program combines online coursework in the art and science of map making with a two-week immersive field-study experience at Lund University, Sweden.  The overarching goal is to promote spatial data literacy.  Students will engage in geographic fieldwork and data collection exercises, attend lectures by local experts, and tour significant places, historical sites and museums.  Students will be housed in dormitories at Lund University.  Students from all majors are welcome to apply.  Course credit can be used toward the GE Data Analysis category.   Read more.  Contact: Tiffany Pierskalla ( pierskalla.5@osu.edu).
Thursday, February 1 - Application deadline.
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 an education abroad experience. For information on this and other arts and sciences education abroad scholarships, click here.
Monday, January 15 at 4 p.m. - Application deadline.
Academic Enrichment Grants - Office of International Affairs
The Office of International Affairs is seeking applications for its Academic Enrichment Grants which support activities with lasting impact across the globe. The grant competition is open to undergraduates whose applications focus on research projects that address global issues, connect discipline-specific research to programs in diverse cultural settings, explore the languages, cultures, arts, social sciences and area studies and/or promote active collaborations with institutional partners. Contact: oia-grants@osu.edu.   Read more.
Friday, February 9 - Application deadline.
2018 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum provides an opportunity for undergraduates to showcase their research projects and creative works with the University community.  PLEASE NOTE:  There are important changes to the 2018 Denman forum.  When submitting an application to present, students will be able to choose between an oral (podium) or poster presentation. There will be three presentation sessions throughout the day.  Students will identify their preferred time slot when they apply and will be assigned a time slot on a first-come, first served basis.  Once submitted, application materials may not be revised. Answers to common questions here.   Read more
January 31 at 5:30 p.m. - deadline to submit an application to present.
April 3 - Denman Undergraduate Research Forum held at the Ohio Union.
College Funding for Research and Creative Activity - Spring Deadlines
Information and application for all of the following may be found here: Funding.
Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Scholarships - Due February 5
Kathryn Sullivan Scholarship - Due February 5
International Research Grants for Undergraduates in Arts and Sciences - Due February 5
Mayers Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship - Due February 5
Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants - Due March 2
Arts Honors Undergraduate Research Scholarships - Due March 2
Other funding opportunities are listed on the OUR&CI website here .
Summer Fellowship Funding
Mayers Undergraduate Research Summer Fellowship - natural & mathematical sciences majors.
Economics Summer Fellowship - economics majors.
Additional information on research and creative activity funding here.
Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry Summer Funding
The OUR&CI will be offering three awards for the Summer Term, 2018: the
Karen A. Holbrook Fund for international research, the
Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program for students who have never received funding and the  Advanced Undergraduate Researcher Award for those who have already established themselves in the research community.  Read more .
Monday, February 5 at 5 p.m. - Application deadline.
Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State
The Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) at Ohio State is designed to help historically underrepresented students explore opportunities for graduate study and academic careers. Over the course of eight weeks during the summer, Ohio State SROP participants will conduct research with a faculty mentor on a topic of mutual interest, and participate in activities crucial to preparation for graduate school, including workshops on research skills, seminars on topics related to graduate education, and professional development events. At the end of the summer program, participants present their research at a campus summary conference and a regional conference.  Read more.
Saturday, February 10 - Online application deadline.
Summer Research Initiative to Increase Diversity
University of Maryland College of Social and Behavioral Sciences 
UMD SRI Participants
This program provides rising juniors and seniors an opportunity to increase their interest in research careers in the social and behavioral sciences, develop research skills, and learn about doctoral training with the goal of encouraging students to pursue doctoral degrees in the social and behavioral sciences. The program has a special emphasis on population groups underrepresented in these fields (i.e., African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders).  Read more.
Saturday, February 10 - Application deadline.
2018 Classes at Ohio State's Stone Lab
Stone Lab
Stone Lab is accepting applications for 2018 classes and workshops. Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer science classes on subjects such as aquatic biology, behavioral ecology and field zoology. Introductory courses are open to undergraduates in any major, while upper-level courses are ideal for science majors looking for practical experience. Read more.
Monday, February 5Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program deadline.
Thursday, March 1 - Scholarship deadline.
Washington Academic Internship Program
Capitol Building
I nterested in studying and working in our nation's capital? The Washington Academic Internship Program (WAIP) selects outstanding undergraduates from any major to spend a semester in Washington, D.C. as John Glenn Fellows. Students are placed in internships that reflect their particular areas of academic interest.  Watch a WAIP information webinar and read more.
Contact: Katy Hogan at hogan.124@osu.edu .
Monday, January 15  - Summer 2018 application deadline.
Wednesday, April 4  - Autumn 2018 application deadline.
Class Honorary Applications for 2018 - 2019 
Sophomore Honoraries (sophomores during the next school year):   Mirrors and Romophos.
Junior Honoraries (juniors during the next school year):   Chimes and Bucket & Dipper.
Senior Honoraries (seniors during the next school year):  Mortar Board and 
See specific honorary for application deadlines and details.
Apply for Mortar Board Senior Honor Society
Mortar Board Image
Current juniors, the Mortar Board Senior Honor Society application is now live!  Mortar Board, Inc., a national honor society that recognizes college seniors for their achievements in scholarship, leadership, and service, provides opportunities for continued leadership development, promotes service to colleges and universities, and encourages lifelong contributions to the global community.  Read moreApply.
Monday, January 22 - Application deadline.
2018 Leadership Awards
Over the past 50 years, Ohio State has recognized hundreds of students, advisors and organizations who demonstrate leadership, collaboration and a commitment to the Ohio State community.  Applications for the 2018 awards are now open. A full list of awards, descriptions and application information can be found here
Monday, February 5 - Nomination and application deadline.
Nominate a Student, Staff or Faculty Member for a Mentoring and Leadership Award
The Susan M. Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award recognizes outstanding mentoring to and/or leadership on behalf of women and other historically underrepresented groups at the university. Nomination process and more information found here.
Thursday, February 1 - Nomination deadline.
Spring 2018 BOSS Competition
Do you have an idea for a business, service, or product that you want to get off the ground? If so, the Best of Student Startups (BOSS) competition is a great first step! Through a series of interactive workshops, students will be provided valuable information and coaching to make their business ideas a reality. At the end of the program, five teams will be selected to pitch their ideas at the BOSS Finale. The winning team will be awarded funding toward the development of their idea!  Read more.
Sunday, February 4 - Application deadline.
Arts and Sciences Events
Audition for Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor
The English Department's Lord Denney's Players are holding auditions for Shakespeare's Merry Wives of Windsor Wednesday (1/10) to Friday (1/12) from 3 - 6 p.m. in Room 311, Denney Hall.  Actors should bring a head shot and have a memorized Shakespearean monologue to perform.  Acting and performance experience would be helpful but are not necessary. While walk-ins are welcome, you may book a specific audition time here. Contact: Sarah Neville at Neville.67@osu.edu.   Read more.
Science Sundays -  Do Healthy Diets Make Empty Wallets?
How Consumer Beliefs Shape Food Choice
Rebecca Reczek
Rebecca Reczek, associate professor of marketing, studies consumer decision making.
Consumers have many lay beliefs about how the world works.  But are these beliefs always correct?  Rebecca Reczek explains how our non-professional theories about food, including the relationships between health and taste; and cost and health, drive our food choices that can sometimes lead us away from making healthy decisions.  Read more.
Sunday, January 21 from 3 - 4 p.m.  in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
26th Annual Fergus Scholarship Award Exhibition
Fergus Awards Painting
The Urban Arts Space presents selected works by the recipients of the 26th Annual Fergus Scholarship Awards.  This juried competition is open to all studio-based visual art and design majors.  Scholarship recipients are chosen by a jury of faculty from the Departments of Art; Design; Arts Administration, Education and Policy; and History of Art.  Read more.
Exhibition: January 16 - February 3
Campus Life Tips
File Your FAFSA - February 1 Priority Date
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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now earlier, easier and more accurate. The 2018 - 2019 Ohio State priority date for the FAFSA and the university's Special Scholarships application is February 1, 2018.   Student Financial Aid .
Career Closet
Dress Professionally with the Help of Student Life's Career Closet
The Office of Student Life is organizing a Career Closet event for all Ohio State students who would like to obtain the right attire to dress professionally. Students who may not have the budget to purchase an outfit for an upcoming interview or career job fair are especially encouraged to attend.  There will be clothing, shoes and accessories; everything students need to make a lasting impression, for free!  Dressing rooms and mirrors will be available for your convenience. Contact: Lane Washington ( washington.262@osu.edu).
Tuesday, February 13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on the lower level of the Ohio Union.
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