Undergraduate News

As the end of your first term on a semester calendar draws to a close, we want to wish you well with your final exams. Congratulations to those who are graduating!  We look forward to seeing everyone else back on campus in January.
ASC Program Highlight
Physics - 2012 Summer Scholars
2012 Summer Scholars
Physics majors may choose from four options including Advanced Physics, Applied Physics, Physics Teaching, and Pre-Med.    The undergraduate physics program prepares students for successful careers in scientific research, engineering, design and development, teaching, or administration.  Students may also continue their education by enrolling in advanced degree programs in applied or theoretical physics, engineering, mathematics, astronomy, business, law, or medicine.
Students are encouraged to join the department's research efforts and may choose from a wide range of research topics such as astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, or particle physics.  They may also apply for a summer research scholarship which provides funding to stay on campus and conduct research with a faculty member during the summer.
Student Organization Highlight
Radical Pi Club Every two weeks Radical Pi members gather for pizza, pop, and a lecture about a topic of mathematical interest.  Recent topics have included patterns in primes, sporadic objects, and quantum mathematics.  Most lectures are given by professors from the mathematics department and expose mathematically inclined students to topics not typically covered by undergraduate coursework.
Dean's Student Advisory Board
The Dean's Student Advisory Board is charged with advising the College of Arts and Sciences Executive Dean on matters pertaining to students such as academics, communication, activities, student life, and college relations.   Students are encouraged to share ideas via an online form:  Submit ideas. 
Become An ASC Student Ambassador
Would you like to represent your college, boost your resume, or get involved on campus?  Arts and Sciences is seeking Student Ambassadors to help with outreach to prospective students, on-campus recruitment events, and student panel discussions.
Contact Angelett Anthony at anthony.131@osu.edu by Dec. 31.
Student Profile
Peter Marzalik in Russia Peter Marzalik, a double major in International Studies and Russian, chronicles his intensive language study abroad experience in what became his second home, Ufa, Russia.
Read his five-part story.
OSU study abroad scholarship information.
ASC study abroad scholarship information.
Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program.
From Advising - Honors Office Moves
The Arts and Sciences Honors office is moving to 3180 Smith Lab, 174 West 18th Avenue. The office will be closed during the move on December 17 and 18.  They will reopen on the 19th. Their phone number, website and e-mail addresses will remain the same.  Honors students may continue to schedule an academic advising appointment by calling (614) 292-5104.
Career Corner - Internship Fair
The 2013 Arts and Sciences Internship Fair will be held on Wednesday, January 23 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union Great Hall Meeting Rooms.  An event guidebook will be available on the web in early January.
The fair primarily targets students seeking summer internships in:  communications, advertising, public relations, design, marketing, sales, retail management, computer information science, sports management, finance/financial services, business analysis, human resources, logistics, and general management.
No pre-registration is required, but students are encouraged to learn more about preparing for success at the fair by having their resumes reviewed in advance. The career services staff are available to assist you over the semester break! 
See schedule of walk-in hours for resume reviews .
Roster of registered employersTips to help you prepare.
GRE Preparation Course
A GRE preparation course is offered through OSU's School of Teaching and Learning.  The 15 week course will meet for three hours each week beginning January 8.  The course features small group and individualized instruction.
January 4 - Registration Deadline.  More Information.
URO - New Location
The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) has moved to their new home at 53 W. 11th Ave.
Apply To Be A Peer Research Contact
If you are already involved in research, now is your chance to help other undergraduates become involved in research.
Volunteer to become a Peer Research Contact.  Application link.
December 14
- Application deadline.
Los Angeles Experience
Paramount Gate Interested in a career in film, theatre, television, music, writing for TV/film, or the visual arts?  The Los Angeles Experience will connect you with alumni and career networks.  Visits may include tours and cultural visits as well as meeting with talent agencies, dance companies, and theatres. 
For more information, an application, pre-travel meeting info, and a sample itinerary, click here:  Los Angeles Experience.
Contact: Tim Valentine at valentine.14@osu.edu.
Monday, January 14 - Application deadline.
Study Abroad - Getting Started
Study Abroad Attend a Getting Started session to learn how to select the program that is the best fit for you,  how to finance your program, how to navigate the application process, and other valuable resources.
Spring Semester Session Times:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 12 noon
Wednesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.
All sessions held in 122 Oxley Hall.
Presented by the Office of International Affairs.
Study Abroad - The British Invasion 
The British Invasion: Exploring the Impact of British Popular Music in the 1960's - This May session program offers an Beatles introduction to the popular music of the 1960's and its exchange of influences between the United States and the United Kingdom. After two weeks of study on the OSU campus, the class travels to England (London, Manchester, and Liverpool) for two weeks to experience the culture and the music created there through visits and tours to sites of musical and historical importance.  Open to all majors.
DISCO Travel Grants
The Diversity and Identity Studies Collective (DISCO) offers small grants up to $300 to students who are presenting a paper at a conference or conducting research off campus.  To be eligible, students must be enrolled in one of five DISCO interdisciplinary programs.  Applications may be submitted at any time during the year up to April 15.   For eligibility and application information visit DISCO Travel Grants.
DISCO Scholarships
The Diversity and Identity Studies Collective (DISCO) offers scholarships ($250 - $1000 each) to support students enrolled in any of the DISCO interdisciplinary programs.
More information at  DISCO Scholarships.
Friday, February 15 - Application Deadline.
FLAS Fellowships
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are available in summer 2013 and next academic year for select undergraduate students who are pursuing a course of study requiring advanced foreign language and area studies training.
FLAS Information Sessions.
Friday, February 1 - Application deadline.
Beanie Drake Scholarships
Beanie Drake The Edward S. "Beanie" Drake Student Leader Endowment Fund provides scholarship opportunities for established leaders and aspiring new leaders in the student community. Last year the Board of Directors raised over $16,000 to be awarded to outstanding student leaders on campus.
Information and application.
Contact Stacey Steigerwald with questions.
Monday, December 31
- Application deadline.
Science Sundays Lecture
Ouelette Cocktail Party Physics presented by science writer Jennifer Ouellette.  Ouellette is the author of three popular science books; her latest, The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse.
Sunday - December 9 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union US Bank Conference Theatre.  Reception following.
For more information and future lectures visit: Science Sundays.
Campus Life Tips - ePayment Site
An improved ePayment site for tuition and fees makes it easier and more efficient for you to pay tuition and fees online and set up a guardian payer.  The ePayment site, available through the Student Center, now allows secure payment in real time, eliminating any delay for credit card or guardian payments.
ePayment and Guardian Account Setup.
Do You Know?
With finals around the corner even Brutus is awash in books.  What building housed the first library?
Brutus Studying2

Submit your answer by December 12 to be entered in a drawing to win a Brutus Buckeye jump drive with moveable arms and legs.
Answer to the last question: Where is the Undergraduate Research Office (URO) located?
Congratulations to Mia D. and David D. for knowing that the URO recently moved to 53 W. 11th Ave.

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