College of Arts and Sciences
November is a time to pause and reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for.  We encourage you to take a moment to thank your family and friends who have supported you; a teacher, advisor, or counselor who has made a difference in your life; or the person behind the desk who has shown patience and encouragement.
Be certain to check your email in January for our next issue. 
Arts and Sciences Program Highlight
Department of Dance - The Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance Dance selects dance students from across the nation through an audition process to join the major.  Majors and minors investigate dance at the intersection of physical practice, creative activity, and theoretical inquiry: in dance technique, performance, repertory, composition, history, theory, analysis, kinesiology, education, technology, design, production, and interdisciplinary projects.  Over 500 non-major students takes classes each quarter in contemporary, ballet, jazz, hip-hop, social dance, yoga, somatics, and GEC dance history courses such as Dance in Popular Culture.
Student Organization Highlight  

Chemistry Club meetings explore areas of student interest.  In the past this has included presentations on cutting edge research and career opportunities in chemistry, medicine, law, and the environment; social functions; and tours of OSU facilities (laser, supercomputer, instrumentation center). Students do not need to major in chemistry to participate in activities.  It is hoped that participation will help students in planning their future as they become exposed to career possibilities they may not have imagined.
Feel free to join their meetings on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. in Room 2136, Newman & Wolfram Lab of Chemistry, 100 W. 18th. 

Say "Thank You" To An Outstanding Teacher
Outstanding Teaching Award & 
Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award
The Outstanding Teaching Awards recognize the valuable Adam Ahmed - OGATA Recipientcontributions of the many College of Arts and Sciences outstanding teachers.  Nominate an Arts and Sciences faculty member or an Arts and Sciences Graduate Teaching associate for this award.  These awards are notable because they are completely administered by students through the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Submit your nomination
online before December 9.

Arts and Sciences Major Exploration Fair 
November 18 - Friday  
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 

Are you unsure about the major you have selected or are you considering adding a second major or minor?  Department representatives will be available to talk with you about the many opportunities in Arts and Sciences.  View a list of Arts and Sciences majors and minors.
New Study Abroad Opportunity - WI 2012
The Veteran Experience in the Pacific War, 1944-1945 
Professors Peter Hahn and Peter Mansoor will team-teach a two-credit hour course focusing on the Pacific theater in World War II and featuring an 8-day tour of World War II Pacific theater battlefields.  Each student will be paired with a combat veteran of the battlefields for a unique learning opportunity!  The deadline for applications to this selective program is DECEMBER 2, 2011.  Scholarships are available.   For information see the course description or contact Professor Hahn at or Professor Mansoor at 
Why Consider A Minor
A minor is a concentrated area of study that can strengthen your major, provide focus to your electives,
enhance your marketability, and open career paths.  Arts and Sciences offers a wide range of choices with over 100 minors to choose from.  To learn more about minors visit the Major Exploration Fair highlighted above.  You are also encouraged to talk with your advisor for help identifying which minor would be best for you.
Career Corner

How can a minor enhance your prospects for entering a particular career field?  A language minor is an obvious choice given the number of jobs that require interactions with customers from across the globe.  While the knowledge gained from all minors can be applied in some way to the workplace, you will be more effective in your interactions with employers if you can describe specific connections between your courses and their operations.  Competency models can help you do this by describing the skills and knowledge areas needed to support the work performed in various career fields.  


Although we hope you feel positive about your many accomplishments this quarter, we recognize that approaching exams and holidays can be a time of stress.  OSU's Counseling and Consultation Services (CCS) suggests regularly practicing techniques to help reduce your stress and anxiety.  During times of stress, pay particular attention to self care including getting enough sleep, exercise, and social outlets.  For more information check out a three minute You Tube breath practice led by a CCS counselor or other recommended relaxation exercises.
Would you like a little more help?  CCS also offers a free eight- week workshop devoted to reducing stress and anxiety as well as free Qigong classes that teach the art of relaxation.

For help with personal, mental health, academic, or career concerns, contact CCS at (614)292-5766 or visit the 4th floor of the Younkin Success Center at 1640 Neil Ave. 

Need Help with A Paper Or Presentation?
Need Help Creating A Bibliography?

Save time and minimize frustration by making an appointment with an OSU Subject Librarian. They can help you find information for a paper, presentation, group project, or dissertation.  They can also show you how to manage your citations and create a bibliography using EasyBib Library Edition or RefWorks.   If your assignment is due within two working days, please call instead of using their form.
Thompson Library Satellite Writing CenterThompson Library
New this year - free writing tutorials in 460 Thompson Library.  Tutors can help you with writing assignments, research projects, application materials, resumes, cover letters, digital projects (PowerPoints, Blogs, etc.), and more.  Hours are Monday Thursday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:18 p.m. and 5:30 - 7:18 p.m.  Read more.
Research Funding Deadline
November 22
:  Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research
Small Grants
.  This is the first of three funding opportunities for these grants.
Additional sources of college funding are listed here
Fee Payment Deadline Reminder 
Beginning Autumn Quarter 2011, a new fee payment policy went into effect.  Unless otherwise noted on your Statement of Account, the fee payment deadline for Winter Quarter 2012 is Wednesday, December 28, 2011.  For information on payment on-line, by mail, or in person click here.  An official copy of your bill can be printed at Buckeye Link
Campus Life Tips

Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center (MSLC)
MSLCThe Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center provides free support for many undergraduate mathematics and statistics courses.  This includes tutoring to help the student better understand a topic or to assist with homework, as well as holding exam reviews for most of the math courses that have large enrollments.  Content workshops are offered on a variety of topics that students find particularly difficult.  In addition, students in Math 151.01 and Math 152.01 will receive help with their online homework by attending WebWork workshops.  If a student is in need of a private tutor the MSLC provides a list of contacts.


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Brutus Jump DriveDo You Know?
What is the "Long Walk?"

Submit your answer by November 30 to be entered in a drawing to win one of two Brutus Buckeye jump drives with moveable arms and legs.  Look for a new question in our next issue.
Answer to the last question is Pomerene Hall.  Congratulations to Jordan and Stephanie!   

Be Counted - Take Our Poll 
Where is the best place to buy coffee on campus?  We'll let you know the results in our next issue.  Submit your answer

Results from last poll -  Where is the best place to study on campus?  There was a definite preference for the Thompson Library although the Science and Engineering Library (SEL) was mentioned by many.  Some prefer a chair in the library stacks where no one can interrupt while others opt for a spot that isn't too quiet. 
If you have comments or suggestions regarding this e-Newsletter, please send them to the College of Arts and Sciences Director of Student Programs at

Special thanks to ASC undergraduate students Adrienne M., Diane S., Emily R., and Niraj A. for guidance in initiating this e-Newsletter.
Vol. 1 Issue 4
ASC Program Highlight
Organization Highlight
Teaching Award
Major Exploration Fair
New Study Abroad
Arts and Sciences Minors
Career Corner
Paper & Bibliography Help
Satellite Writing Center
Save the Date
Research Funding
Fee Payment Deadline
Campus Life Tips
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