OCTOBER 2018

New Major in Statistics
Faculty member and students
Are you interested in the exciting world of data science? The discipline of statistics underlies many of the biggest successes in data science and is one of the fasting growing professions in the U.S. The Department of Statistics has launched a newly approved undergraduate major in statistics. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for jobs in many industries immediately upon graduation and for graduate-level education. These industries include business, education, entertainment, finance, government, insurance, manufacturing, marketing, medicine and pharmaceuticals. In addition, the department is revamping its minor program, which is a great add-on to many majors. The new statistics major and minor also complement the existing  data analytics major .  Information on these new programs is available on the Department of Statistics website.   For more information, contact Dr. Elly Kaizar at: kaizar.1@osu.edu.
Faculty Spotlight
Dr. Jennifer Cheavens, Department of Psychology
Dr. Jennifer Cheavens, associate professor in the Department of Psychology, is a recipient of the University's highest recognition for teaching excellence, the Ohio State Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.  Among her many activities, a course she developed, Positive Psychology (PSYCH 2303), has gained popularity given its relevance  to students' lives.  Topics include compassion, humor, spirituality, optimism and emotional intelligence.  Dr. Cheavens also advises the Positive Psychology Club and is the faculty advisor for the Mood and Personality Studies (MAPS) Lab.  Read more about Dr. Cheavens, her research and her advice for students.
Connect with a Career Coach to Be Career Ready
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Career Success is making it easy for you to connect with your personal Career Coach. You can schedule an appointment via Handshake to meet with your coach in Denney Hall or at their ASC on the Road locations (Hagerty Hall, Hopkins Hall, Psychology Building, Math Tower, Celeste). Learn more about these appointment options by logging into Handshake and navigating to the Career Center tab. Want to learn about the coaches and their backgrounds? Check out the profiles of the Career Communities Team. Each coach is knowledgeable of two career communities and can assist you with identifying resume builders that support your career goals, helping you access and evaluate information about career fields, and formulating a career action plan.
Not ready to explore a career community? It's never too early to plan out how to enhance your  Career Readiness Competencies  (CRCs). Meet with a Career Coach to assess your CRCs and learn about opportunities on and off campus for enhancing your skill sets.
Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair
Approved for First Year Student Success Series Credit
Students at Fair
Meet with admission representatives from more than 20 Ohio State graduate and professional programs.  Learn what programs they offer, what's involved in applying and what you can do to strengthen your application. Students will also have the opportunity to talk with pre-law and pre-health advisors as well as representatives from Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success, Student Financial Aid and the Writing Center.  Dress is casual.  Free and no RSVP required.  Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student Council. 

Wednesday, November 7, 4:30 - 6 p.m.,   Ohio Union Performance Hall

Arts and Sciences Law Medicine Optometry
Business * Public Health Dentistry Nursing
Social Work Architecture * Engineering Veterinary Medicine
* Pharmacy PharmD
* John Glenn College
   of Public Affairs
* Higher Education
   & Student Affairs
* Department of
  Educational Studies
* Office of Graduate
  and Professional
School of Health & 
* Department of
   Human Sciences
* School of
  Environment &
  Natural Resources
* Pre-Health Advisor

Pre-Law Advisor

* Princeton Review
College of Arts and
  Sciences Center for
  Career and
* Department of
  Teaching & Learning
  Teacher Licensure
* Financial Aid

* Writing Center
2018 Ohio State University Law Fair
Join us for the university-wide 2018 Law Fair! Meet with representatives from 100 law schools from around the country as well as LSAT Test Prep companies and AccessLex, a leading non-profit organization that works with students on how to finance a legal education. Click here for more details including a list of participating law schools and information about related events that week. Open to all majors. No pre-registration required, but bring your BuckID for entry. Contact your Pre-Law Coordinator, Kevin Freeman at Freeman.259@osu.edu with any questions!

Thursday, October 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Ohio Union Grand Ballroom.
Education Abroad Program Spotlight
Impact of HIV: Tanzania
Students on education abroad in Tanzania
This program is an interdisciplinary exploration of the real world impact of-and response to-HIV/AIDS. Aimed at students in the sciences and the humanities, it combines academic and experiential learning in Tanzania to introduce students to fundamental history and microbiology concepts as they relate to the local HIV epidemic. Tanzania has suffered disproportionately from HIV, but has also taken important steps to address the epidemic. Over four weeks, students will study the language (Swahili), history, and culture of East Africa, all in the context of the public health response to HIV.  To learn more about the program, who the instructors are and costs, click here.  Attend an information session on October 4 or November 8 from 6 - 7 p.m. in Room 100, Enarson Hall. 
Be sure to look into education abroad scholarships offered by arts and sciences and the Office of International Affairs (OIA).
Program Application Deadline - January 3, 2019
Education Abroad Information Sessions
Whether you are studying the ecosystem in Antarctica or music and education in Brazil, there is an education abroad program that's right for you. The Office of International Affairs hosts information sessions throughout the semester where students can learn about applications, academic credits, requirements and specific programs in-depth. Check out the Office of International Affairs calendar  to find dates, times and locations. 
Spring Registration Opens Soon
Registration will begin Monday, October 15.  Individual enrollment appointment dates vary. Check your Student Center via BuckeyeLink. Your enrollment appointment will be posted to your Student Center in the box titled, "Enrollment Information." In this box, click on the "details" link. If you have not already done so, contact your advisor to set a time to review your planned course of study before your enrollment appointment opens. 
Nominate an Outstanding Teacher for a Teaching Award
Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) for a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. Submit a nomination here.
Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival
Student giving a poster presentation
Are you interested in research?  See what other students have worked on at the Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival.  There will be multiple poster presentations, oral presentations and 3-minute thesis competitions throughout the day.  For more information and a full schedule of events, click here.
Thursday, November 1 in the Ohio Union.
Buck Tank Competition
A new event, the Buck Tank, will take place during the 2018 Autumn Undergraduate Research Festival.  The Buck Tank is designed to encourage students who are new to research to develop an idea for a research project that relates to the Columbus community.  Read more.
Monday, October 15 at 5 p.m. - Application Deadline.
Buck Tank Competition - Thursday, November 1 in the Oho Union.
Support OSU Votes and the Big Ten Voting Challenge
The Big Ten Voting Challenge is a friendly competition between conference rivals to promote civic engagement. The goal is to be the Big Ten school with the highest student voter turnout and trophies will be awarded to the best performing campuses. In 2014, only 14.5 percent of eligible Ohio State students voted. Register to vote or update your voting address by visiting osu.turbovote.org.  Learn more here: go.osu.edu/osuvotes.
October 9 - Deadline to register to vote in Ohio.
Viewing of Dark Money
Montana state capital building
Dark Money, a Sundance award-winning documentary, examines one of the greatest present threats to American democracy: the influence of untraceable corporate money on our elections and elected officials. The film takes viewers to Montana-a frontline in the fight to preserve fair elections nationwide-to follow an intrepid local journalist working to expose the real-life impacts of the US Supreme Court's Citizens United decision. Presented by the Center for Ethics and Human Values.  Following the screening the film's director/producer, Kimberly Reed, will engage in a discussion with the audience. The event is free, but please register here.    Read more.
Thursday, October 4 at 7:20 in Room 250, Knowlton Hall.       
Fake News: Causes, Effects, Solutions
What is 'fake news'?  You hear the phrase every day, but do you know what it means?  Is 'fake news' new, or has it been around for a long time?  Why do people believe 'fake news', and why does it spread the way it does?  Is there anything we can or should do to limit or stop the spread of 'fake news'?  Explore these questions with panelists from communication, philosophy, quantitative social science, political science, psychology and management and information system. Presented by the Center for Ethics and Human Values.   Read more .
Friday, October 19 in 320 Pomerene Hall.
Student Wellness and Safety
Apply to Be a Wellness Ambassador
Wellness Ambassadors promote wellness among Ohio State students and their communities.  They deliver educational presentations and organize campus events highlighting the nine dimensions of wellness. For questions contact Jordan Helcbergier at helcbergier.1@osu.eduRead more.
Application Deadline - Monday, October 15
Free Safety App for Ohio State Community
Cell Phone
Ohio State's Department of Public Safety is offering a free safety app.   Rave Guardian offers many benefits, including faster delivery of Buckeye Alerts and safety notices via push notifications.  Like the Ohio State app, safety notices can be received within seconds when push notifications are turned on.  You can also select friends or family as a virtual guardian to follow you via GPS tracking as you travel on and around campus.  The virtual guardian is shown a timer based on your destination.  If time expires, your virtual guardian will be alerted and encouraged to make appropriate follow-up.  The app is available to download if signed up for Buckeye Alerts.  Download by searching for "Rave Guardian" inside the Ohio State appLearn more.
Arts and Sciences Events
Science Sundays - Lessons from Nature: 
Bio-inspired Surfaces for Green Science and Technology
Bharat Bhushan photo
Bharat Bhushan is an Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor at Ohio State where he also serves as director of the Nanoprobe Laboratory for Bio- & Nanotechnology and Biomimetics.  He will present an overview of the field of biomimetics and biologically inspired surfaces.  Read more.
Sunday, October 14 from 3 - 4 p.m., in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Acting Black: Demystifying Racism
Rooted in the traditional storytelling practices of West Africa, this provocative solo work written and performed by Carlyle Brown investigates the origins of American racism grounded in the entertainment industry from Louisville, Kentucky in 1828 to the present day.  Free admission; tickets required.  Read more.
Monday, October 15 at 7 p.m.,  Film/Video Theater, Wexner Center.
Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards
Michael von Siebenburg graphic
Contemporary sensibilities clash with medieval morality as a 500-year old Austrian count tries to find his next meal among the educated, urban, single women around him in this dark comedy by the author of " Urinetown ."   Read more .
Wednesday, October 17 - Saturday, October 27  at various times at the Roy Bowen Theatre.
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The 15th annual Halloween concert featuring student vocalists and instrumentalists dressed in full Halloween attire.  This popular concert includes movie and TV themes, contemporary pop, folk music, spoofs on classical motifs, and choral and chamber arrangements by a number of our own students and faculty
members.  Come as you are, or in costume!  Free and open to the public (early arrival is encouraged).  No ticket required.  Read more.
Friday, October 26 at 8:00 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
Percussion Ensemble
Percussion Instruments
Come hear the Ohio State percussion ensemble perform.  Free and no ticket required.  Read more.
Monday, October 29 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.
Campus Life
Ohio State App
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Put campus in your pocket with the Ohio State app.  You can find buildings, view grades and class schedules, check library hours, learn about events, locate the nearest pizza shop and more.  It's free!
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.  Read more.

Ocean's 8
Wednesday, October 17 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, October 24 at 6 and 8:30 p.m. 
A Quiet Place
Wednesday, October 31 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
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