Undergraduate News

Spend Valentine's Day with a paleontologist whose love for dinosaurs spans 35 years, join the Zoology Club as they make some new furry friends, learn more about your field of study while treating your favorite professor to lunch, and sample international cuisine prepared by student chefs.  The animal may have lived millions of years ago or may be found frolicking at the Columbus Zoo.  The meal may be a quiet intellectual exchange or a shared cultural experience.  What matters are the people you meet and the experiences you share.
ASC Program Highlight
Underlings (Linguistics Club) Linguistics is the systematic study of shared characteristics among human languages including sounds (phonetics and phonology), words (morphology), grammars (syntax), and meanings (semantics).  These properties are the tools that linguists use to study language acquisition, language change over time, social and cultural differences in language, the mental processes used when producing and comprehending language, and the development and use of artificial "computer" languages. Majors are encouraged to explore the relationship of linguistics with fields such as anthropology, computer science, engineering, foreign language study, neurology, philosophy, psychology, sociology, and speech and hearing science.  Students develop skills in analytical thinking, problem solving, argumentation, data collection and analysis, and written and oral expression. Linguistics offers two major tracks as well as a minor.  Graduates pursue a wide range of careers including language teaching, information technology, publishing, speech pathology, audiology, law, and medicine.
Student Organization Highlight

Zoology Club The Zoology Club provides an opportunity for students in both animal and non-animal related majors to learn more about native and exotic animals and their habitats, as well as incredible opportunities to get involved in community volunteer projects.
Hear guest speakers from Stone Laboratory and the Ohio EPA, as well as OSU graduate students. In March, they will travel to The Wilds for a safari adventure.  Don't miss the April 17 meeting when The Columbus Zoo visits and brings some furry friends!
Meetings are every other Wednesday (February 20, March 6, and 20, April 3 and 17) from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in Room 21, Lazenby Hall. 
Join the Zoology Club at OSU, where you can make a difference!

Career Corner

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From Stephanie Ford
      Director of ASC Career Services

Stephanie Ford Assisting students with their career development needs for over 18 years has been very rewarding. While there have been many changes over the years in how career advice is delivered to students, much of what students need to know to be successful in reaching their career goals has remained the same:

1) You can be undecided about your career goals while building transferable skills to showcase on your resume. Don't let indecision hold you back from taking advantage of opportunities on and off campus that employers like to see on resumes (e.g., holding a leadership position). You'll likely decide upon a career track while building your resume's foundation!
2) OH-IO...find people who will cheer you on! Don't overlook the value of getting advice and support from multiple sources - career services advisors, employment supervisors, department advisors, faculty, alumni, and those working in your target career field(s).
3) Don't delay with taking steps to clarify your career goals or strengthen your resume, and reward yourself for all steps - big and little - that you take in order to keep up your momentum.
Reading this newsletter's Career Corner is a good step to take!
From ASC Advising

If you are planning to graduate with research distinction, you should contact  Amy Martinez in Arts and Sciences Advising to submit the Application for Graduation with Research Distinction  (upon enrolling in 4999 research credit and no later than one semester before your graduating term). Questions about the application should be directed to Amy Martinez.

"Meet the Prof"
Dale Gnidovec Join Arts and Sciences Student Council members for a FREE dinner and great conversation with Dale Gnidovec, Curator of the Orton Geological Museum.  Mr. Gnidovec also teaches the historical geology class and spends a month each summer digging dinosaurs in Montana.
Thursday, February 14 from 5 - 6 p.m. in the Sphinx Centennial Leadership Suite in the Ohio Union.
Take Your Professor To Lunch - On Us
campus grind Have you taken advantage of this once-per-year opportunity?  If not, you're missing out on some good conversation.  Invite a professor to lunch -- compliments of Arts and Sciences!
Sharing lunch and an informal conversation is a great way to explore educational and research opportunities, to identify or confirm your career direction, as well as to build an educational relationship - an important factor when requesting a future letter of reference.  You're eligible to receive two free meal cards once per academic year.  Remember to confirm the date with your professor before applying.  Online application.
Buckeyes for Appalachia
Buckeyes for Appalachia Buckeyes for Appalachia is a relatively new student organization primarily for students from the Appalachian region; however, the group is open to members from all areas.  The group has a special interest in providing college access programs and outreach for school districts in the Appalachian region.  They provide networking and offer the opportunity to complete service projects which directly impact Appalachia.  For more info contact the group advisor Vonna Page or group president Colton Weiss.
May Session
University Hall and Tulips May Session (May 6 - 31) is a new, concentrated experience designed for students to focus on one class in a four-week session.  Students who pay for full-time enrollment (12 credit-hours) during Spring Semester and who do not graduate at the end of Spring Semester, can take up to three credits during May Session without paying tuition.  During May Session, students will be billed for tuition and all fees, but will receive a tuition credit for their first three hours of enrollment.  Other fees (for example, Ohio Union, RPAC), however, will continue to be charged, if appropriate. Enrollment appointments begin February 18 for May Session, Summer Session, and Summer Term 2013.  For University housing information, a link to course offerings, and additional information, see May Session.
NMS Undergraduate Research Forum
NMS Research Forum Research forum for undergraduate students majoring in or conducting research in the Natural and Mathematical Sciences.  All participating students will receive a $50 gift card to the OSU bookstore, plus additional prizes for the winners.  For eligible majors and more information click here.
February 20 - abstract deadline
March 20  - the Forum will be held from 2 - 5:30 p.m. in the atrium of the  Physics Research Building.
Research Information Sessions
Need help getting started in undergraduate research?  Attend an Undergraduate Research Office information session to learn how to develop a research topic, find a research mentor, and explore resources.  Good introduction for students just beginning to explore research.  Next info sessions:
February 13 from 11 a.m. to noon and
February 14 from noon to 1 p.m. at 53 West 11th Ave. Conference Room.
Arts and Humanities Scholarships
College scholarships that support research and creative activity:
Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for Significant Undergraduate Achievement and Research in the Arts and Humanities Program
Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants
March 22 - Application deadline.
Study Abroad - Hungary Global May
Budapest, HungaryStudents will travel to Hungary in May to gain a greater knowledge and appreciation for Central and Eastern Europe.  As part of the Hungary Global May program, they will collaborate with local students in both Hungary and Poland to create a multimedia production.  To begin planning your study abroad program for next year, plan to attend a Getting Started Session.
Taste of OSU 2013
Taste of OSU The Office of International Affairs, along with more than 30 Ohio State student organizations and University Residences and Dining Services chefs, will host an evening of international food, exhibits and cultural performances at the 2013 Taste of OSU.  The event is free and open to all students.  Food tickets cost $1 each (cash and BuckID only), and can be exchanged for samples of international cuisine.
Friday, February 22 from 5 - 9 p.m. in the Ohio Union.
Stone Lab
Stone Lab - Aloah Pope Stone Lab - Ohio State's Island Campus on Lake Erie offers introductory and advanced summer college-credit classes and opportunities to learn science from leading researchers.
Course information.
Scholarship information
Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program
February 22 - REU deadline
Science Sundays Lecture
Reutter Jeffrey Reutter, Lake Erie Area Research and Stone Lab Director, shares the latest research that tackles problems of lake health, invasive species, sustainability issues, and fisheries management.
Sunday - February 10 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union US Bank Conference Theatre.
More information and future lectures:   Science Sundays.
The Last Lecture Series
Mortar Board Senior Class Honor Society presents The Last Lecture Series.  Selected OSU professors will deliver a short lecture, sharing with students what they would say if this were their last lecture.  More info.
February 26 - Dr. Matthew Stoltzfus, Chemistry Professor and Lab Supervisor
March 26 - Dr. Linn Van Woerkom, Associate Provost and Director of the University Honors and Scholars Center and Physics Professor
April 15 - Dr. Michael Caligiuri, CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Director of the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Professor of Cancer Research
Services for Students Who Stutter
Ohio State's Speech-Language-Hearing Clinic offers assessment and intervention services for people who stutter.  Possible funding for services is available for Ohio State students.
Contact:  292-6251 or slhclinic@osu.edu
Save the Date
January 19 - March 9 - Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition
February 9 - Museum of Biological Diversity Open House
February 10 -  Science Sundays Lecture with Dr. Jeffrey Reutter
February 11 - Interview with Confidence
February 11 - Science Resume & Applying to Ohio EPA
Internship Workshop

February 13 - Nonprofit Opportunities Fair
February 14 -  "Meet the Prof" Free Dinner with Dale Gnidovec
February 17 - Choral Collage
February 18 - Navigating A Career Fair Workshop
February 18 - 21st Annual Fergus Scholarship Exhibition
February 18 - Jazz Ensemble
February 21 - Symphonic Band
February 25 - Finding and Applying for Federal Service
February 27 - Peace Corps Information Session
February 28 - Summer and Recreation Camp Fair
March 1 - Resume-O-Rama
March 3 - Mozart's Requiem
March 5 - Spring Career Day
Campus Life Tips
Don't walk home alone!  The Student Safety/Escort Service provides safe transportation during the evening and early morning hours for students in the campus area. Trained uniformed student employees will walk or drive you to and from your destinations within the service area. The escorts carry two-way radios providing direct communication with University Police.  Escorts are available from 7 p.m. - 3 a.m.  To arrange an escort call 292-3322.  Service boundaries and more info.
Do You Know?
Brutus Jump Drive What building is considered the oldest building on campus, once served as a home for WWI military training, and housed Air Force bunks and a gun arsenal?

Submit your answer by February 22 to be entered in a drawing to win one of two Brutus Buckeye jump drives with moveable arms and legs.
Submit answer here.
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