Undergraduate News

The Summer Internship Fair will be held on January 23.  Be certain to check out this and other events listed at the bottom of this newsletter.  There are many workshops to help you transition to life after college.
Special Study Abroad and Research
      Scholarships Issue - Coming Friday

Dollar Sign Research and study abroad can be an important part of your experience while at OSU.  Admittedly, each can come with some expense.  Look for a special edition of this newsletter highlighting college scholarships that can help with these costs.
Coming to your inbox on Friday!
ASC Program Highlight
The Department of Sociology is home to the Sociology and Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies majors as well as four minors: Sociology, Criminology and Criminal Justice Studies, Inequality and Society, and Health and Society.
Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies in order to understand the characteristics, causes, and consequences of human behavior and social relationships.  The study of criminology provides majors with techniques for examining and responding to important questions about the causes and consequences of crime.
Majors are prepared for careers in a variety of fields, including health and social services, federal, state, or local government, law enforcement, and criminal justice administration.  Graduates frequently pursue law school or graduate study in sociology or criminology.
Student Organization Highlight
Philosophy Club Formed in 1919, the Leighton Undergraduate Philosophy Club provides students with a forum to engage with challenging philosophical subjects.   Weekly meetings generally consist of talks by professors and graduate students on varied topics including ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind.  The club originated the annual Bingham Award which recognizes the best undergraduate essay written in the previous year.  The club holds an annual conference that attracts students from OSU as well as the broader Midwest region.  Interested students should contact the club president, Max Griswold, or visit the club's website.
From ASC Advising - New Hours
During spring semester, Arts and Sciences Advising will be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Honors Program students should call (614)292-6961 for an advising appointment or visit their new office located at 3180 Smith Lab.
Career Corner
Seeking a summer internship or employment after graduation?  Now is the time to set a plan for distributing your resume.  Include several strategies such as campus career fairs,  FutureLink, and discussing your job/internship goals with your advisor and others in your network.  Because our career fairs have different focus areas, be certain to review the full listing of events at  ASC Career Fairs.  Track additional recruitment events at ASC Career Services Calendar.  If an event overlaps with one of your classes,  be certain to talk with your instructor well in advance to see if you'll be permitted to miss that class.
Not all organizations attend campus career fairs; therefore, it is important to learn how organizations in your target industry/field recruit for their internship and employment opportunities.  For instance, do they typically solicit candidate referrals directly from faculty, collect resumes via their own web sites, or utilize other methods?  If you need assistance researching organizations associated with your career goals, consider meeting with a Career Services advisor.
Science Sundays Lecture
Kawakami Roland Kawakami of UC Riverside physics and nanoelectrics will present a lecture in the Wexner Center Film/Video Theatre.
Sunday - January 13
from 3 - 4 p.m.
For more information and future lectures visit: Science Sundays.
BuckeyeThon BuckeyeThon is Ohio State's largest student driven philanthropy that raises money year-round for the Hematology/Oncology Floor at Nationwide Children's Hospital.   Register as a dancer or volunteer for the Dance Marathon held on February 8-9.
Graduating This Semester?
Graduation Students who intend to graduate at the end of spring semester must schedule an appointment with an Arts and Sciences advisor to file a graduation application.  Before making this appointment, 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.  Schedule an appointment to apply to graduate by calling Arts and Sciences Advising at
(614)292-6961.  Graduation information.
April 5 - Deadline for applying to graduate
Merit & Need-Based Scholarships
Merit and need-based funding is available for currently enrolled students pursuing a major in the humanities and/or the natural and mathematical sciences.
Funds will be applied toward 2013 - 2014 enrollment.
Humanities Scholarships
Natural and Mathematical Sciences Scholarships
Apply for the above scholarships via one online application.
Application information and online application form.
February 15 - Application deadline
Fergus Memorial Competition -
       Visual Arts

The John Fergus Family Scholarship fund supports an annual competition for students pursuing a degree in the visual arts.  Students receive a $1,000 stipend, their work is exhibited in the Fergus Juried Exhibition in one of the galleries of Ohio State, and their artwork is included in the biennial Fergus-Gilmore Catalogue.  More information and application form.
January 18 - Application deadline.
FAFSA Priority Deadline - 2/15/13
Applying for or renewing financial aid in 2013 - 2014?  File your FAFSA and apply for special scholarships by February 15. Students who do not meet the priority application date will not be considered for university-administered funds, including scholarships, institutional grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Federal Work-Study, and Federal Perkins Loan, unless there are funds remaining. You can file the FAFSA even if your taxes are not completed.
FAFSA LinkOSU Special Scholarship Programs.
Appointment of Search Committee
Announcement of the Search Committee for the Vice Provost for Arts and Sciences and Executive Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.  The Search Committee will be chaired by Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate School, Patrick S. Osmer.
  • Committee members:
  • Cheryl L. Achterberg, Dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology
  • Niraj J. Antani, Representative of the Undergraduate Student Government; student, Department of Political Science
  • James J. Beatty, Chair, Department of Physics
  • Allyson M. Fry, Graduate Teaching Associate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Stephen M. Gavazzi, Dean and Director, The Ohio State University at Mansfield
  • E. Kay Halasek, Associate Professor, Department of English
  • Barbara L. Keyfitz, The Dr. Charles Saltzer Professor in Mathematics
  • Trevon D. Logan, Associate Professor, Department of Economics
  • Wayne G. Lovely, Chair, The College of Arts and Sciences Staff Advisory Council; and Department Manager, Department of Classics
  • Richard E. Petty, Distinguished University Professor; and Chair, Department of Psychology
  • Susan Van Pelt Petry, Chair, Department of Dance
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
The Denman Undergraduate Research Forum was created to showcase outstanding research and encourage all undergraduates to participate in research.
January 15 - Denman Demystified: Intro to the Forum
February 8 - Deadline for abstracts
March 28 - Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
SPHINX Senior Class Honorary
SPHINX Senior Class Honorary is accepting applications.  For more information and the online application visit SPHINX.
January 25 - Application deadline.
Save the Date
January 13Science Sundays with Roland Kawakami
January 16OSU Summer Research Fair
January 16:  Careers in Sports - Employer Panel
January 17Summer Internship Fair Prep
January 19 -March 9 : 2013 Arts Scholars Juried Exhibition
January 22: Resume-O-Rama
January 22Networking Strategies Workshop
January 23Summer Internship Fair
January 24 - 26Student Winter Dance Concert
January 29Futurelink's Hidden Treasures
January 30Office of Diversity and Inclusion Career and Job Fair
January 30:  Job Search Strategies Workshop
January 31Environmental Career Expo
February 5Using LinkedIn for Career Networking Workshop
February 6Be a STAR! Interviewing Techniques Workshop
February 11Science Resume and Applying To Ohio EPA Internships Workshop
February 13Nonprofit Opportunities Fair
Campus Life Tips
Violin During the 2012-2013 concert season, the College of Arts and Sciences' School of Music is offering FREE tickets for Ohio State students with their BuckID.  Take a break from your studies and enjoy a little music.  Listing of events.
Do You Know?
Mosquito Where on campus can you visit a conservatory growing more than 1200 tropical and desert plant species, and an insectary rearing 130 species of insects and arthropods?

Submit your answer by January 18 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:  What building housed the first library?  Congratulations to Ashley S. for knowing that the original library was housed in University Hall.  It was demolished in 1971.  A near replica now occupies the same site incorporating the old  stonewalls and arch at the front entrance and the tower clock.

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