COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
UNDERGRADUATE NEWS
VOLUME 9 - OCTOBER 2019
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Program Spotlight - Professional Writing Minor
The professional writing minor complements any undergraduate major. It prepares students to write a wide variety of documents in the professional world, academic setting, and public arena. Classes address the various kinds of digital-age writing needed by our partnering organizations and students gain meaningful hands-on workplace experience while adding a valuable credential to their resume. The capstone internship matches students’ professional goals with the needs of more than 150 Columbus-area partners representing businesses, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and university academic units. Learn more.
Ohio State Graduate & Professional School Fair
Approved for First Year Student Success Series Credit
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 CouncilRead more.
Wednesday, November 6, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Ohio Union Performance Hall.
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Business
  • Social Work
  • Pharmacy & PharmD Program
  • Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions
  • Pre-Health Advisor
  • Pre-Law Advisor
  • Princeton Review
  • Law
  • Public Health
  • Architecture
  • Public Affairs
  • Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Arts and Sciences Center for Career and Professional Success
  • Writing Center
  • Optometry
  • Nursing
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Department of Educational Studies
  • Environment & Natural Resources
  • Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
  • Financial Aid
2019 Ohio State Law Day and Law Fair
Meet representatives from law schools around the country and LSAT Test Prep companies, attend workshops by AccessLex and the Law School Admission Council (LSAC), and talk with current law students and pre-law advisors. Raffle open to all attending the Law Fair featuring certificates for free LSAT Review courses! Free and open to all majors. No pre-registration required. Bring your BuckID for entry. Contact your pre-law advisor or email prelaw@osu.edu with questions. For session details and locations, click here.
  • Ohio Law/How to Talk with Law Schools - Monday, October 7 from 7 - 8 p.m.
  • Financing a Legal Education - Tuesday, October 8 from 10 - 11 a.m.
  • 2019 Ohio State Law Fair - Tuesday, October 8 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Law School Admission Council presentation - Tuesday, October 8 from 2 - 3 p.m.
Prepare for Tomorrow . . . Today!
Graduation seems far away, but will be here before you know it! Prepare for your lifetime of opportunity by connecting with Career Success for help with resumes, Handshake and preparing for your internship or job. Have a quick question for a coach? Login to Career Success Quick Chat for personalized assistance!
Attend the Science Career Fair
Are you looking for an internship or job in the sciences? The Science Career Fair is for you! Over 60 employers from private, non-profit and government sector organizations will be recruiting for chemists, microbiologist, medical scribes, data scientists, software analysts and more. Register on Handshake.
"Meet the Prof"
Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries, History Department
Join other arts and sciences undergraduate students for free pizza and informal conversation with Dr. Hasan Kwame Jeffries. Dr. Jeffries' areas of expertise include African-American History, American History and U.S. History Since 1877. He is currently teaching Civil Rights and Black Power Movements and African American History Through Contemporary Film. The Arts and Sciences Student Council selected Dr. Jeffries as the 2018 - 2019 recipient of the Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award. Read more about Dr. Jeffries here and listen to him describe his research and teaching here.
Presented by the Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Wednesday, October 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Room 209, Campbell Hall.
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Spring Registration Opens Soon
Registration will begin Monday, October 14. 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. Please check your "To Do" list in Buckeye Link and make sure you've completed all items. Failure to do so may prevent you from registering for spring courses. 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. These awards are administered by the Arts and Sciences Student Council.
December 6 - Nomination deadline.
Undergraduate Economics Society
If you are an economics major/minor or just interested in economics, the Undergraduate Economics Society (UES) can help you connect with others who have similar interests. While many members are economics or business majors, undergraduates from any area are welcome. UES connects students with internships and full time jobs, invites professors to speak, and hosts social events and discussions. Check out their schedule and be added to their mailing list at uesosu.org.
Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - meetings usually held in the Ohio Union.
Education Abroad Information Sessions
These sessions will help you explore the basics of education abroad. You'll learn more about how to select the program that's right for you, how to finance your education abroad, how to navigate the application process and more. Sessions take place during autumn and spring semesters. All students interested in education abroad are strongly encouraged to attend a Getting Started session. No reservations are required, students may show up for a session that fits their schedule.
Tuesday from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. in 160, Enarson Classroom Bldg.
Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. in 160, Enarson Classroom Bldg.
Education Abroad Program Spotlight
Zambia: Culture and Society
This May program will introduce students to diverse aspects of Southern African societies and cultures including literature, arts and music, folklore, geography, architecture, and the economy. Students will explore and critically examine the region through site visits, lectures, fireside group discussions, films, journal-keeping, written essays, and other related activities. Zambia has been selected as representative of the region because of its economic history and politics. All majors may apply. Contact: Charlie Gbur at gbur.9@osu.eduRead more.
January 2, 2020 - Application deadline.
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 7, 2019 - Deadline to register or update your voter registration to vote in the November 5, 2019 General Election.
HEALTH, WELLNESS AND SAFETY
Buckeye Peer Access Line 
Student Life’s Student Wellness Center offers a new university initiative, the Buckeye Peer Access Line (PAL). This non-emergency talk line provides a space for students to engage in brief phone conversations to gain support and learn about campus resources. Student volunteers are available for peer-to-peer assistance to promote and enhance student development and well-being. Students may contact Buckeye PAL at 614-514-3333 weekdays 8 p.m. to midnight when classes are in session fall and spring semesters.  Read more.
ScreenU
ScreenU Alcohol, ScreenU Rx and ScreenU Marijuana are free, confidential, risk assessments based on evidence-based strategies. Take an assessment and receive immediate, personalized, non-judgmental feedback encouraging you to think about choices that may be putting you at risk. Each assessment takes only three to five minutes to complete on a computer, laptop or mobile device. Complete an assessment by the end of April for a chance to win a MacBook or iPad. Read more.
CAMPUS LIFE
Group Study Rooms
Are you working on a group project? Do you need a room for a small group meeting? Group study rooms are available at a variety of campus locations. To view locations, room capacity, how long you may use the space and to submit a room reservation request, click here.
Flicks for Free
Flicks for Free is 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.

Captain Marvel
Wednesday, October 16 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Pokemon Detective Pikachu
Wednesday, October 23 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Us (Halloween Flick)
Wednesday, October 30 at 6 and 8:30 p.m.
Discount Ticket Program for Students (D-Tix)
D-Tix, located at the Ohio Union Info Desk, provides discount tickets to students for cultural and sporting events in Ohio. Tickets range from Columbus Blue Jackets, to Broadway's Les Miserables to restaurant gift cards. Read more.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Science Sundays - The Mathematics of Partisan Gerrymandering
Every decade, politicians update voting districts to account for population shifts as measured by the U.S. Census. Of course, partisan politicians are inclined to draw maps that favor their own party, resulting in partisan gerrymandering. Dustin G. Mixon, assistant professor of mathematics at Ohio State, will explore how tools from mathematics can help to deter this growing threat to democracy. Read more.
Sunday, October 13 from 3 - 5 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
Bonnets: (How Ladies of Good Breeding Are Induced to Murder)
Weaving between the 17th and 19th Centuries, this absurdist, campy exploration of love and violence shows how easily three women become murderers. Read more.
October 24 - November 3 at various times in the Roy Bowen Theatre.
On the Front Lines: Performing Afghanistan
A series of performances, lectures, and screenings about Afghanistan. Read more .
October 3 - November 4
Opera & Lyric Theatre Presents "Cendrillon" (Cinderella)
A "salon" operetta in three charming acts. Cinderella dreams about going to Prince Charming’s fancy-dress ball like her stuck-up step-sisters, but she has nothing to wear. Luckily, her Fairy Godmother magically appears to make all her wishes come true! Will her foot fit the slipper, and will she and the Prince live happily ever after? Free; general admission seating. Read more.
Thursday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 19 at 2 p.m. in Hughes Hall Auditorium.
Percussion Ensemble Presents "A Decade of Drumming"
The Ohio State Percussion Ensemble will feature music from the past ten years. Read more.
Monday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m., Garden Theatre, 1187 N. High St.
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