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Volunteering and service learning offer valuable opportunities to learn new skills while helping to meet the needs of a community.  A wealth of options are available, some of which are described below.  
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Arts and Sciences Program Highlight
Mathematics - In five years, the number of mathematics Math Tutoring
majors has tripled to include 600 students.  Mathematics is a field with surprising variety of specialties which have different "feels" to them, and the boundaries between some of the areas are very "fuzzy."  Majors can follow various tracks which share a common core of courses: honors, traditional, math for educators, bio-math, financial math, and applied math.  Many students double or triple major in a variety of areas from physics and computer science to music and theater.  Graduates are well prepared for diverse careers as well as further study in math, math education, physics, computer information science, economics, statistics, business finance or financial engineering. Counseling and initial advising of majors occurs in the Math Counseling Office, MA 250, with faculty support for the upper division students.
Student Organization Highlight 
Folklore Student AssociationThe Folklore Student Association is primarily interested in aiding the professional development of folklorists and others doing scholarship in folklore, ethnography, performance, and cultural studies through workshops, lectures, and roundtable discussions.  On February 17-18, 2012, the Ohio State FSA, along with Indiana University's Folklore Student and Ethnomusicology Student Associations, will sponsor a student conference on Ohio State's campus.  In the spring, look for their Undergraduate Student Symposium. 
From Arts and Sciences Advising 
On Sunday, February 19, Arts and Sciences Advising will offer group advising hours, from 1 - 3 p.m., in a location to be announced.  The purpose of the Sunday advising hours will be to help students complete their transitional academic plans.  If you plan to attend, please bring a copy of your major plan (approved by your department advisor) and a copy of your most recent quarter degree audit. 
For more information, visit Arts and Sciences Advising and Academic Services, call (614)292-6961, or visit 100 Denney Hall.  Honors Program students should call (614)292-5104 for an advising appointment or visit 207 Enarson Hall. 

Career Corner - The Value of Volunteering

Volunteer experience can provide a stepping stone to regular employment and help you strengthen core workplace skills such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving, and leadershipAdditional benefits include: exploration of career options, the feel-good factor, and expanding your network to add contacts who may provide assistance when you are searching for future internships and jobs.

For websites featuring local, national, and global volunteer opportunities such as,,, or  visit Career Services volunteering Tip Sheet

Pay It Forward - Volunteer!

Apply to be a member of the Pay It Forward Committee (formerly ServeCorps), the Buck-I-SERV advisory board, or for a Ward YMCA  internship.

Application deadline for all - February 18.  

For more information, applications, and a listing of Ohio State service opportunities see: Service Opportunities

"Friendship 7": Joining Forces for Service

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of John Glenn orbiting the earth, students and alumni are invited to unite in service by giving back to the community. RSVP by February 14 to  "Friendship 7": Joining Forces for Service

Service-Learning Courses

Service-learning courses combine the best of active learning and citizenship by connecting course content with service projects that help the community. 

For information on spring term service-learning courses see:  Service-Learning Courses.  

Meet Arts and Sciences Vice Provost and Executive Dean Joe Steinmetz 

Executive Dean and Vice Provost Joe SteinmetzFree informal dinner and conversation with  Executive Dean and Vice Provost Joe Steinmetz.  In addition to serving as the executive dean for the newly aligned College of Arts and Sciences, Executive Dean Steinmetz is a professor in the Department of Psychology, a professor in the College of Medicine's Department of Neuroscience, and is a nationally respected behavioral neuroscientist. 
Share your experiences as an ASC student, talk about the study of psychology, or learn about the new undergraduate neuroscience program.  

Monday, February 27, 5:30 - 7 p.m. in Room 201, Kuhn Honors and Scholars House on West 12th Ave.  

Free light meal from Noodles & Co.  All arts and sciences undergraduate students are welcome!

Stone Lab - Summer Class/Research Opportunity

Stone Lab - Aloah Pope

Stone Laboratory, Ohio State's Island Campus on Lake Erie, offers 25 summer college-credit science courses.  Students use Lake Erie as their living laboratory-collecting specimens, venturing out on research vessels, and gathering data to analyze. Classes range from insect biology to oceanography and last one week or five. Scholarships and job opportunities are available for all students.
February 22, 2012 - Deadline for Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions.
March 19, 2012 - Application deadline  for classes

Arts and Humanities Research Small Grants

Grants of up to $500 are offered three times a year on a competitive basis to majors in the arts and in the humanities.
Application information and application form.
February 17, 2012 - Application deadline.  

Mortar Board Senior Class Honor Society

Mortar Board & DateMortar Board is the only national senior class honor society on campus and obtaining membership is one of the most prestigious honors you can receive at Ohio State. For more information and to apply, visit Mortar Board.  

February 26, 2012 - Application Deadline.

"Beanie" Drake Student Leader Endowment Fund

The Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Student Leader Endowment Fund provides opportunities for established leaders and aspiring new leaders in the student community.  Last year, more than $33,000 was awarded to 10 scholarship recipients and 10 finalists. More information 

March 9, 2012 - Application deadline.

USG Elections
Represent College of Arts and Sciences undergraduate students. Undergraduate Student Government elections take place each April.  Candidates should file petitions to appear on the ballot in February. 
Attend an info session Thursday, February 9 at either 6 p.m. or 7 p.m. in the Ohio Union Cartoon Room 2. 
Campus Life Tips
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Brutus Jump DriveDo You Know? 

During the mid-1800s, the Underground Railroad weaved its way through The Ohio State University campus. Historical markers have been placed on campus to demonstrate its route.  Where is marker number 3 of 5 shown below located?

Underground Railroad Marker 2
by Friday, February 17 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 Hayes Hall is named for Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, three-time governor of Ohio, and advocate for the founding of the Ohio Agricultural and Mechanical College later renamed The Ohio State University.  For historical photographs visit: Hayes Hall.  Congratulations to Han and Lindsay for knowing the correct answer!  

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Results from last poll -  Where is the best place to buy coffee on campus?  There was a definite preference  for the Crane Ca in Hagerty Hall.  Stop by to check out their new Java MasterCampus Grind in McPherson was a not-too-distant second. 
Please send content suggestions to Ann Rottersman, director of student programs.
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 6 



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