Undergraduate News

Fergus Awards With the close of the academic year, life can be more than a little hectic.  Take a break and enjoy the many artistic accomplishments of fellow students in art, dance, music and theatre. 

April is filled with options that are listed below.
ASC Program Highlight

Sexuality Studies

The B.A. in Sexuality Studies is now available to Ohio State undergraduates.  This interdisciplinary major consists of 30 hours, nine of which pertain to one of the following focus areas: Adolescent Sexuality, Counseling, Education, Health, History, Intersecting Identities, LGBTQ, Sociology, Women, or an area developed in consultation with an adviser.  The major draws upon courses from departments and Colleges across the university, including nine in Arts and Sciences: Anthropology, Art Education, Classics, Comparative Studies, English, History, Psychology, Sociology, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  The major examines the diversity of human sexuality across time and cultures, and is focused on introducing students to the interdisciplinary nature of sexuality studies and preparing them for careers or graduate work.
Student Organization Highlight

Off the Lake Productions

Off the Lake Productions is the only student-run musical theater organization at The Ohio State University! They are a registered non-profit organization that blends theater and service together through various philanthropic and performance events.  Their spring musical,
All Shook Up, is showing  now!  Show times: April 5 at 8 p.m., April 6 at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., April 12 at 8 p.m. and April 13 at 8 p.m. in Room 131, Hitchcock Hall. Admission - One canned good to be donated to the Mid-Ohio Foodbank.  More info.
Career Corner
As the semester winds down, you are likely making plans for the summer.  Summer is a good time to clarify career goals.  Take time to reflect on what you have learned through jobs, volunteering, coursework, internships, and campus involvement. Consider what you enjoyed most or when you performed at your best, along with what you did not enjoy.  Explore your network for career information.  Reach out to those in positions that interest you; ask about their work history or place of employment.  Research employers in areas that interest you.  Learn which employers offer jobs related to your skills, interest, and abilities.  Seek opportunities or volunteer in an area in which you have a career interest.  You'll gain hands-on experience, increase your network, and strengthen your skills.
For additional tips and resources, refer to:  Setting Career Goals.
Great Teachers Recognized!
Randolph Roth
Randolph Roth
George Chow
George Chow 
The Arts and Sciences Student Council recently recognized
Professor Randolph Roth, Department of History, as the recipient of the Outstanding Teaching Award and George Chow, Department of Design, as the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award.  Professor Osei Appiah, School of Communication, and GTA Jason Keiber, Political Science, were also recognized for their outstanding teaching.
Global May Study Abroad - Uganda
Uganda Global May
Students will travel to Uganda in May to study at the famous Makere University in Kampala and develop a critical appreciation for the concept of "human security" -- how a society helps provide its citizens with means for survival, livelihood, and dignity.  As part of the Uganda Global May study abroad, students will learn about contemporary issues such as food security, women and development, globalization, conflict management and peace-building, as well as health, education and state security. Plan your study abroad by attending a Getting Started Session.
Fulbright Week Is April 15 - 19
The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for students to study, research, or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding.
Fulbright Week Events.
Research In SBS, Arts & Humanities
Wondering what it's like to do research in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), the Arts, or the Humanities?  Join the Undergraduate Research Office for a pizza dinner and the chance to talk in small groups led by experienced undergraduate researchers who share similar interests.  RSVP required.
Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30 - 7 p.m., Room 101, 53 W. 11th Ave.
Register to be part of the 2013 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) held June 3 - July 26.  SURI is an enrichment program for student researchers in any field, whether an independent researcher or a member of a formal program.  More info.
Student Research
Congratulations to the many arts and sciences students who participated in the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum!  For a list of winners see:  Denman.
Interested in beginning a research project? Plan to attend an Information Session hosted by the Undergraduate Research Office
Tuesday, May 1 and May 22 from 12:30 - 1:18 p.m.
Wednesday, May 2 and May 23 from 1:30 - 2:18 p.m.
All sessions held in 0060, Science and Engineering Library.
Science Sundays Lecture
Magic and Math presented by Ron Graham, aka "The Mathemagician,"Department of Mathematics, University of California-San Diego.
Sunday - April 14 from 3 - 4 p.m.
in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre
For more information visit:  Science Sundays.
ACCAD Open House
Empire of Sleep
Advanced Computing Center for the Arts and Design (ACCAD) alums worked on the Oscar winning films "Life of Pi" and "BRAVE."  Once each year you have the chance to see one of the first computer graphics centers in the world.  See current student demos of digital media performances, educational games, 3D animated films, virtual worlds, 3D tracking devices, motion capture technology, and more. Can't attend the open house, but curious about what they do?  Visit their amazing Project Gallery.
Friday, April 19 from  4 - 7 p.m. at the ACCAD, 1224 Kinnear Rd.
Sullivant Hall Renovation

Sullivant Hall renovation will bring together ACCAD, the Department of Dance, the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, and the Barnett Theatre.  Scheduled to open in late 2013, it will serve as a center for arts activities with dance studios, collaborative spaces, a state-of-the art performance space, and much more.  Take a tour of the ongoing renovation: Video 

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Campus Life Tips
Need help writing a term paper?  The Writing Center at CSTW offers free help with writing at any stage of the writing process. During their tutorials, they can work with you on anything from research papers to lab reports, from dissertations to resumes, from proposals to application materials. They also maintain a resources page with writing handouts and weblinks.  More info.

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