Undergraduate News

Nominate your favorite ASC teacher for a teaching award, talk with a state policy maker about the criminal justice system, attend a symposium on hate and collective resistance, hear a musical celebration, or learn from a member of NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab.  More information below.
ASC Program Feature
School of Communication In the School of Communication, students acquire practical and analytical skills and knowledge of communication principles, how to understand audiences, shape messages, and interact with individuals and technologies. They also learn about the power and influence of communication on society.  Students may select from four concentrations: Communication Analysis and Practice, New Media and Communication Technology,  Strategic Communication, and Public Affairs Journalism.
In addition, there are five minors in communication including Communication (general), Media and Society, Organizational Communication, Communication and Technology, and Media Production and Analysis (joint program with Theatre).
Students graduating with a BA in communication or journalism find careers in areas such as journalism, public relations, advertising, health promotion, political campaigns, business, nonprofits, or go on to law school or graduate school.
Student Organization Feature
Economics Society The Undergraduate Economics Society offers students an opportunity to engage with economics and economically-minded people.  At their meetings, faculty and scholars discuss their current research, recruiters meet with potential interns, and debate and discussion on current economic issues is encouraged.  The Society guides and educates students in the field of economics in a friendly environment with like-minded people.  Interested students are encouraged to check-out their new Facebook page.
Student Profile- Study Abroad In Spain
Hannah Macko - Spain "How was Spain?"  Hannah Macko gives a brief look into her experience studying abroad in Toledo, Spain.  She says Spain was great, unbelievable, a different world, but so much more.  Read more.
Say "Thank You" To An Outstanding Teacher
Outstanding Teaching Award &
Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award
OTA - Jon Woods Nominate an Arts and Sciences faculty member or an Arts and Sciences Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) for an Outstanding Teaching Award.  Recognize  the valuable contributions of the many College of Arts and Sciences outstanding teachers.   These awards are notable because they are completely administered by students through the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Submit your nomination online by December 10.
Graduate & Professional School Fair
Professional School Fair 2 Admission representatives, professional students, career counselors, and pre-law and pre-health advisors will be there to answer your questions.  For a listing of the 13 programs attending visit:  OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair.
Monday - November 5 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Room 3.
Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.
"Meet the Prof"
Ed Rhine Free informal dinner and conversation with  Dr. Ed Rhine, lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Deputy Director of the Office of Offender Reentry in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction.  His areas of expertise include crime, deviance, and social control.  Courses taught: The Criminal Justice System and Prisons, Jails and Community Corrections.  Come and hear him talk about criminology and criminal justice, as well as his work as a state policy maker.
Wednesday - November 14 from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Maudine Cow Room (CAP Space) lower level Ohio Union.
Good conversation and FREE PIZZA.
Open to all Arts and Sciences undergraduate students.
Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council
Graduating This Semester?
Graduation Students who intend to graduate at the end of autumn semester and haven't yet applied must schedule an appointment with an Arts and Sciences advisor to file a graduation application.
The deadline for applying to graduate is  November 16.
You can make an appointment to apply to graduate by calling the Arts and Sciences Advising phone center at (614) 292-6961. Before making an appointment to apply to graduate, please meet with your major advisor to verify that your major requirements are complete. If a major and/or minor program form is required by your department(s), please bring a signed copy with you to your appointment to apply to graduate.
Graduation information.   Schedule an appointment.
Career Corner
What's the best way to respond to the common interview question, "What are your strengths?"  We can help you take your interview skills to the next level.  Obtain coaching during a mock interview and access "how to" documents and videos on interview preparation.  Do you respond to the strengths question with, "It's easy for me to maintain a positive attitude."?  This may work when interviewing for positions during your first and second years at Ohio State, but if you're seeking a highly competitive internship or entry-level career employment you will need a more polished response.  For more resources visit: Arts and Sciences Career Services Office.
Geography Awareness Week
Geography Awareness Week Learn about careers in the local community, test your knowledge of geography trivia while competing for scholarship money in a geography bowl, and hear keynote speaker Dr. Derek Gregory.  For more information visit Geography Awareness WeekNovember 13 - 16.
Spring Semester Course Highlights
Anthropology 4650H: Research Design and Ethnographic Methods
Highly recommended for students considering social science research for their thesis.
English 4567S: Rhetoric and Community Service
Learn about the kinds of writing involved in the nonprofit sector as you work with and write for a local nonprofit agency.
Spring Service Learning Courses
Food Pantry Service-learning combines the best of active learning and citizenship by connecting course content with service projects that help the community.  Learn about students' service-learning experiences on YouTube.
Spring semester courses.
Undergraduate Thesis & Denman Info
* Thesis or Not? - Advantages and challenges.
    Thursday - November 15 from 5 - 6 p.m. in Room 100, Hale Hall
* Pre-Denman Workshop - Intro to the Forum.
   Wednesday - November 28 from 6 - 7 p.m. in the Kuhn Honors 
   and Scholars House.
   Hosted by the Undergraduate Research Office (URO).  RSVP to
   URO at 292-8307.
Research Funding Deadlines
November 19: The Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for Significant Undergraduate Achievement and Research in the Arts and Humanities
November 19: Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
For additional resources contact your department and the Undergraduate Research Office.
Global May Study Abroad - China
China Global May Global May China will take you to Chengdu and Shanghai.  You will explore China's ethnic and cultural diversity through a folkloric context as you visit religious sites, festivals and national parks.
Global May study abroad programs are intended for first and second year students.  As a valuable part of your curriculum, you're encouraged to consider one of these six programs.  For more information on this and other Global May Programs, contact the  Office of International Affairs.
OSU, No Place for Hate?
A Symposium on Hate, Vulnerability, Harm, and Collective Resistance will explore hate, the effects of hate on those who are its targets, and the effectiveness of collective forms of resistance to hate.  Speakers include undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, and staff. 
Thursday - November 1 from 4 - 8 p.m. in the U.S. Bank Conference Theater in the Ohio Union.
Acappella Alliance Concert
Acappella Alliance Come and hear OSU acappella groups perform for free including Buck That!, Key of Gee, Dynamic Contrast, and more!
Sunday - November 25 at 8 p.m. in Room 100, Independence Hall.
Sponsored by Acappella Alliance.
20th Annual Music Celebration
20th Music Celebration Popular annual musical extravaganza celebrates the holiday season and showcases the School of Music's many performing groups from the OSU Symphony Orchestra to its Jazz Ensemble, Glee Clubs, Symphonic Band and much more.
Friday - November 30 from 8 - 9:30 p.m. at Mershon Auditorium.
FREE to Ohio State students with BuckID.  More info.
Science Sundays Lecture
Johnson Landing and Roving on Mars presented by Andrew E. Johnson from the NASA Jet Propulsion Lab.
Sunday - November 11 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union US Bank Conference Theatre.
More information at:  Science Sundays.
Save the Date
November 1:  Law School Fair
November 1:  LinkedIn Workshop
November 2:  Language Careers in Translating and Interpreting
November 5:  OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair
November 7: Using Your FutureLink Account
November 7:  International Virtual Career Fair
November 8 - 11: The Mystery of Edwin Drood
November 14:
  Job Search Strategies Workshop
November 14:  Understanding the LSAT
November 15:  Symphonic Band
November 16:  Symphony Orchestra
November 16 - 17:  Dance Uptown
November 30:  20th Annual Music Celebration Concert
Campus Life TIps
Flicks for Free at the Ohio Union.
Next up, "Miss Evers' Boys"  on Wednesday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. followed by "Ted" on Wednesday, November 14 at 6:00 p.m.  Bring your BuckID.
Do You Know?
Brutus In Beaker Where is the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) located?

Submit your answer by November 16 to be entered in a drawing to win one of two Brutus Buckeye jump drives with moveable arms and legs.

Answer to the last question - From what building do 25 reproductions of prehistoric animal heads peer down at you?  Congratulations to Matthew B. and Crystalee C. for knowing that the building is Orton Hall.  These "gargoyles" are carved from the red sandstone of the Hocking Valley.  They are said to  represent reptiles and dinosaurs that coincided with the various geological ages represented in the rock and stone of the building.
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