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   VOLUME 8 ISSUE #8

       MARCH 2019

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Academic Program Profile - New Game Studies Minor
If you like playing games, have you considered studying them?  The 15 credit hour game studies minor introduces students to an interdisciplinary approach to understanding what games are, how they are made, how to interpret games as critical narratives, and how to understand the roles they play in society.  In addition to three core courses, students select two elective courses.  For their electives they may wish to concentrate their minor in one of the following four focus areas: critique/interpretation, social analysis, create/engagement, or technical/coding.  For more information, contact Nadia Barksdale at barksdale.30@osu.eduMinor sheet.
Academic Program Profile - Design Thinking Minor
What does "thinking outside of the box" really mean? The 15 credit hour design thinking minor introduces students to new and creative ways to turn problems into opportunities, and to visualize and share innovative ideas with others. Through the lens of design thinking, students will understand basic principles, processes, and applications of design as it relates to a wide spectrum of disciplines. Five courses are required and three of them will be offered this summer.  Read more. For more information, contact Gabe Tippery ( tippery.2@osu.edu).
Be Mentored by an ASC Alumni!
ASC Match 100 Application Opens Soon
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The ASC Match 100 Mentor Program is open to any Arts and Sciences major in their 2nd or 3rd year at Ohio State. Alumni will offer advice, answer questions you may have about their career, and discuss the value of an Arts and Sciences degree in the current workplace. Match100 is a college-wide collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences Career Success, Office of Advancement, and the Alumni Society Board. Applications for the 2019-2020 program will open in early March.
Learn more about the program at http://go.osu.edu/match100. Questions about the mentor program can be directed to Randy Dineen at dineen.2@osu.edu.
Syllabus Search
Are you interested in learning more about a class before registering?  Some faculty have posted their course syllabus to Ohio State's Syllabus Search website at syllabus.osu.edu.  Syllabus Search is designed to make syllabi available prior to enrollment so that you can make a more informed decisions regarding your schedule.
New Student Organization
National Association of Black Journalists
The School of Communication welcomes a new student organization with the founding of the Ohio State chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).  NABJ is a professional organization and advocacy group that seeks to support the experiences and advancement of journalists of color and media professionals globally. The organization is also appropriate for those who have an interest in telling the stories of marginalized communities. NABJ-Ohio State meetings will be held biweekly on Mondays at 6 p.m. in Journalism 106.  The first meeting was held on January 14.  For more info, contact the organization president, Attiyya Toure at toure.20@osu.edu.
Are You Graduating This Semester?
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The deadline to apply for Spring 2019 graduation is Friday, March 29. If you are planning to graduate spring semester, but have not yet completed your graduation application, please make an appointment with your academic advisor. Information about how to make an appointment can be found  here . If applicable, meet with your minor advisor ahead of time to complete a minor program form. Minor contact information can be found  here .
What Will You Do This Summer?
Register for Ohio State Summer Term
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The Summer Term schedule of classes is now available. Summer classes are offered May through August and range from 4 to 12 weeks, offering you the flexibility to decide what best fits in your schedule! Summer Term classes are discounted 25 percent and many are available to take in-person or online, which can help you keep momentum toward a four-year graduation or get you back on track before autumn semester.   Summer enrollment appointments are now available to view in Buckeye Link. Learn more about your Summer Term options.
Natural and Mathematical Sciences 
Undergraduate Research Forum
The Natural and Mathematical Sciences announce the 2019 research forum for undergraduate students majoring in or conducting research in Actuarial Science, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Science, Data Analytics, Earth Sciences, Evolution and Ecology, Integrated Math/English, Mathematics, Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, Physics, Statistics, and Zoology.  All students interested in undergraduate research in math and science are welcome to attend, and do not need to register unless they plan to present their research.  Read more.
Wednesday, March 6 - Abstracts are due by 5 p.m. 
Monday, April 8 - the Forum will be held from 2 - 5 pm, in the atrium of the Physics Research Building, 191 W. Woodruff Avenue.
Study Abroad Program Highlight 
Antarctica: Human Impact on a Fragile Ecosystem
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Antarctica is the "coldest, windiest, driest, highest, quietest, most remote and least understood continent on earth." The South Polar Region has been an object of human speculation for millennia and a prize for explorers, scientists, hunters and geologists for more than two hundred years.  Towering icebergs, glacier-draped mountains and waddling penguins are just a few of the wonders.  Explore contemporary issues in Antarctica and the adjacent Southern Ocean, and learn how this otherworldly continent is so closely linked with the civilized world.  Program dates are 12/13/19 - 12/30/19.  Participants will enroll in a one credit pre-departure course during AU 19.  Read more. Contact: Charlie Gbur at gbur.9@osu.edu.
 
April 1, 2019 - Application deadline.
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.  Newer podcasts are listed below.  These and all podcasts may be found here:  Podcasts.
Bear Braumoeller , Political Science
Wendy Smooth, Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies & Political Science
Mytheli Sreenivas, History & Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Claudia Buchmann, Sociology
Sarah Iles Johnston, Classics, History & Comparative Studies
Irina Artsimovitch, Microbiology
Jim Peck, Economics
Jennifer Schlueter, Theatre
Harvey Miller, Geography & Knowlton School of Architecture
Lucille Toth, Dance
Ellen Peters, Psychology, College of Medicine & Fisher College of Business
Ohio State's Planetarium Offers Spring Shows 
Ohio State's Arne Slettebak Planetarium, located in Smith Laboratory, is scheduling free spring shows in March.  The 63-seat 30-foot dome theater features a state-of-the-art digital projection system giving exquisite views of the night sky.  Free, but reservations are encouraged for guaranteed seating. Read more and reserve a seat here
Friday, March 1: The Sky Tonight at 7 p.m. and Voyage Through the Solar System at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 2: The Sky Tonight at 7 p.m. and Icy Birth, Fiery Death: The Life Cycle of Stars at 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 9:  Voyage Through the Solar System at 6 and 7 p.m.
Sustainability Institute Student Grant Funding
Are you an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student with a great sustainability idea that is in need of funding support?  Are you working on research or a project related to sustainability?  The Sustainability Institute at Ohio State is pleased to offer a student grant funding opportunity for spring semester 2019.  Applications are due, with all corresponding documents, to sustainability@osu.eduApplication.   Read more.
Monday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m. - Application deadline.
Health, Wellness and Safety
R.U.O.K.? Day 2019
A simple conversation can save a life. RUOK? Day is a signature campus-wide outreach initiative to increase awareness among the Ohio State community about suicide, symptoms of suicide and teach others how to help someone who may be at risk of suicide.  This day encourages you to think about the people in your life who may struggle with personal difficulties and take action - simply by starting a conversation.  There will be resources, fr ee food, therapy dogs, and free shirts. Read more.
Wednesday, March 6 from 3 - 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union Performance Hall. 
Beating Anxiety Drop In Workshop
Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience. This weekly seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.   Read more.
Mondays from 4 - 5 p.m. in Room 150, Younkin Success Center.
Arts and Sciences Events
Dance Senior Concert
Dance Senior Concert
Senior BFA students present their capstone projects alongside an MFA final project. The works paint an engaging and captivating picture of these students' experiences and time at Ohio State. Read more.
Wednesday, March 6 - Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. at the Barnett Theatre.
Science Sundays
The Story of Earth - How Life and Rocks Have Co-Evolved
The grand and intertwined tale of Earth's living and non-living spheres is just now coming into focus. Robert M. Hazen clues us into our planet's 4.5-billion-year saga of dramatic physical, chemical and biological transformations, and explains how the co-evolution of life and rocks unfolded in an irreversible sequence of evolutionary stages.  Robert M. Hazen is Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and Clarence Robinson Professor of Earth Sciences at George Mason University.  Read more.
Sunday, March 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
All That Jazz - 42nd Annual Ohio State Jazz Festival
A five-day festival celebrating America's musical art form. Featuring Ohio State Jazz Club Night, College Night with Ohio State Jazz combos and Jazz Lab Ensemble, the Ohio Jaztet, the Ohio Show Band, and The Ohio State University Jazz Ensemble.  All performances are free.  Read more.
March 20 - March 24 at Weigel Auditorium.
Design Spring Exhibition
The Department of Design hosts an exhibition featuring the senior theses by undergraduates from Industrial Design, Interior Design, and Visual Communication Design. The exhibition also includes projects from select Master of Fine Arts (MFA) students from the Design Research and Development and Digital Animation and Interactive Media concentrations.  Read more.
March 27 - April 6 at the Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town Street.
Campus Life
Off-Campus Living Expo
The Off-Campus Living Expo serves as a fun and interactive event to gather information about off-campus living and safety. This event incorporates information on available rental properties, transportation, fire and home safety, personal health, financial wellness, and more. Students are encouraged to attend the Off-Campus Living Expo before making a final decision on where to live. Off-Campus Living GuideUSG Renter's GuideRead more.
Friday, March 22 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m., Archie M. Griffin West Ballroom, Ohio Union.
Flicks for Free
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 with the exception of Wednesday March 28.    Read more.
Creed II   
Wednesday, March 6 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Aquaman
Wednesday, March 20 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Spiderman - Into the Spider-Verse 
Wednesday, March 27 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. at the Ohio Union
Wednesday, March 28 at 6 p.m. in Curl Viewpoint
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