The College of Arts and Sciences offers countless opportunities for you to become involved with your department, meet faculty, and make new friends. Through this e-newsletter we will keep you informed about what is happening in our college, scholarship opportunities, special events for ASC students and much more. Be sure to check your OSU email for our next issue in early October. Welcome to Autumn 2013!
Welcome From Dr. David Manderscheid 
Executive Dean & Vice Provost of Arts and Sciences

David Manderscheid Whether you are new or returning, we are delighted to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences!  With 38 departments and schools and 75 majors, our college offers you unlimited opportunities.  From Anthropology to Zoology and from Dance to World Literature, we invite you to explore, to question, and to create in innovative ways.  You will not only uncover the many benefits of a large university, but life-long friendships that emerge from taking part in the many smaller groups that make up our college community.  We encourage you to immerse yourself in this exciting and transformational experience.  We look forward to sharing that journey with you.
David Manderscheid  

ASC Major Highlight - Political Science

Political Science Major - Oxford Students Are you interested in American politics?  International affairs? Strategies of war and peace? Political theories of freedom? Critical issues such as gun control, immigration, the environment, civil rights? If so, you belong in political science, where we study governments, public policies and political processes, systems, and political behavior.  You will learn to think critically and globally and acquire the skills necessary to make you successful in the world. Students can earn a BA in Political Science and concentrate on how the United States is governed, how other countries are governed, how international relations work, or on the norms and theories that underpin conceptions of justice and how decisions ought to be made.  Majors take at least one course in four fields (American, Comparative, International Relations and Theory). Graduates with a degree in political science pursue careers in a wide range of fields including government, law, business, public health, journalism, and education among others. Do you want to learn more? Contact an advisor.

Student Organization Highlight
ASCSC Student Involvement Fair 2013
The Arts and Sciences Student Council (ASCSC) is open to all undergraduate students.  ASCSC works to build community among arts and sciences students and the college through a variety of academic, social, and service activities.  They host free and informal "Meet the Prof" faculty dinners, an annual OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair, and Outstanding Teaching Awards recognizing ASC faculty and graduate teaching associates.  They also represent ASC students on several college committees.  This year they will initiate a new program to help fund other ASC student organization activities.
Open meetings are held every Wednesday at 5:30.  Learn more.
Get Involved in Arts and Sciences
Student Organization - Collegiate Council On World Affairs
Collegiate Council on World Affairs
The Student Involvement Fair showcased many student organizations. To connect with other arts and sciences students who have similar academic interests, check out a list of College of Arts and Sciences student organizations.
For more ideas about involvement see:  ASC Student Involvement.
From ASC Advising

Welcome back!  We hope you had a great summer. We have a new advising structure and we want to make you aware of the changes. Please visit ASC Advising and Academic Services for details.

Career Corner
As you consider the wide variety of ways to get involved on campus, it's helpful to reflect on what you can gain from specific experiences.  There are many, many ways to get involved at Ohio State -- choose some activities for the "fun factor"; choose others that will allow you to enhance skills needed in the workplace.  Check out the Core Workplace Skills tip sheet to learn about what employers look for when recruiting students and focus on ways to enhance your capabilities in those areas.
Autumn Career Fairs
Upcoming Career Fairs sponsored by ASC Career Services
September 17 from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Public Health and Natural Sciences
September 24 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Public Sector
Psychology Careers & Grad School
Psychology Graduate School Fair Are you interested in doing an internship, looking for a psychology-related career, or plan on attending graduate school?  Attend the Psychology Career, Internship & Graduate School Fair.
September 10 from 5 - 7 p.m.
Learn more and register here.
Undergraduate Research Week
The Undergraduate Research Office (URO) and the University Libraries present the 2013 Fall Undergraduate Research Week and Student Poster Forum from September 16 - 20.
September 16 - Secrets of Undergraduate Research
September 17 - Faculty Perspectives on Research
September 18 - Join the Research Conversation
September 20 - Fall Student Poster Forum
For times and locations - read more.
ASC Research Funding Deadlines
Autumn deadlines for College of Arts and Sciences funding:
September 16: ASC Undergraduate Research Scholarships
Study Abroad Expo
Uganda Study Abroad Interested in studying abroad?  Attend the 2013 Study Abroad Expo and talk one-on-one with study abroad experts. Explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all 7 continents.  Meet past participants and resident directors.  Learn about funding opportunities.
September 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room, Thompson Library. Visit the Office of International Affairs to find the program that's right for you.
ASC Study Abroad Funding Deadlines
Need help financing your study abroad?
Autumn deadlines for College of Arts and Sciences scholarships:
September 16
- ASC Undergraduate International Research Grants
September 27 - One online application to apply for the following:
*  Undergraduate International Experiences Grants
*  Keith and Linda Monda International Experiences Scholarships
*  International Study Abroad Fund
In addition, the Office of International Affairs offers ideas on financial planning as well as a listing of  scholarships.  Students are encouraged to contact their department(s) for possible funding.
Two Students Share Their Study Abroad
Study Abroad - India - Stephen Rodriguez Mason Gauch and Stephen Rodriguez spent part of their summer studying abroad with the Public Health Perspectives - India program.  Through this intensive 4-week program in the southwestern coastal town of Manipal, India, they studied a variety of public health, sociological and cultural issues with an emphasis on Indian perspectives.  Mason and Stephen write about their experiences.  Read more.
Sunstein The 2013/14 Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society (COMPAS) program will focus on the distinction between Public and Private.  Join the university community in an effort to promote civil and informed debate on important social and political issues.
October 3 - 4: Fall conference - Keynote address by Cass Sunstein, professor of law at Harvard, former White House administrator, and author.  Read more.
Buckeye Stroll
Take a walk through OSU's history and learn about current and historical campus landmarks with Buckeye Stroll.
Also available as a mobile application.
Science Sundays Lecture
Aydogan Ozcan
Computational Imaging and Diagnosis for Telemedicine and Global Health
Aydogan Ozcan, associate professor in the Electrical Engineering and Bioengineering Bio- and Nano-Photonics Laboratory, University of California--Los Angeles.
With more than six billion cell-phone users in the world, the majority of them in developing parts of the world, new opportunities exist to put their technology to work to address global health problems.
September 8, 3 - 4 p.m.  More Information.
Campus Life Tips
Stay Safe Living Off-Campus - If you live off-campus you are eligible for a free window/door alarm and a free light timer from Student Life's Neighborhood Services and Collaboration office in the Ohio Union.
Do You Know?
Brutus In Antarctica with Emperor Penguins What College of Arts and Sciences Center is an internationally recognized leader in polar and alpine research?

Submit your answer by Thursday, September 19 to be entered in a drawing to win a Brutus Buckeye jump drive with moveable arms and legs.

Submit your answer here.
Save The Date
Submit suggestions for content to Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs, at rottersman.1@osu.edu .
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