Are you planning to continue your education after you graduate?  Learn about admission to an OSU graduate or professional school by attending the OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair on November 13.  Expand your educational experience.  Take an arts and sciences faculty member to lunch (courtesy of your college), learn about social diversity and identity through DISCO offerings, and connect community service with course goals through service-learning courses.  Read about these opportunities and more below.
ASC Major Highlight
Archaeology Field School - Italy
Italy Archaeology Field School
Anthropology is the scientific study of the human condition-biology, culture, and society-from earliest ancestors to the present. No other discipline has this remarkable global reach and temporal depth for the study of humans, past or present. Students major in either Anthropology (B.A.) or Anthropological Sciences (B.S.). These  majors provide a diverse breadth of research, learning, and engagement opportunities, all provided by a world-class faculty and with first-class teaching facilities. Anthropology oversees the Interdisciplinary Minor in Forensic Science, and offers minor tracks in Archaeology (study of past cultures), Cultural Anthropology (study of living societies), and Physical Anthropology (study of evolution, health, and biology). Emphases include, but are not limited to, climate, health, and environment, preparing students for post-graduate study (graduate school in anthropology and allied disciplines, medical school, and dental school) and many occupations, such as nonprofit, human services, foreign service, environmental mitigation, international business, community organization, and forensic science. A major or minor in Anthropology is invaluable for anyone preparing for a career involving interdisciplinary study, international travel, work in foreign countries, or a career involving diverse communities in our increasingly diverse nation. Contact the Undergraduate Studies Faculty Advisor,  Scott McGraw or visit the department in 4034 Smith Laboratory. Clark Spencer Larsen, Chair.
Student Organization Highlight
Student Organization - Society of Physics Students

The Society of Physics Students exists to build a stronger community among students who are interested in the physical sciences. They strive to help members develop the professional skills needed to become successful scientists. They also work to promote public interest in science through community outreach projects.

Career Corner

What's the best way to respond to the common interview question, "What are your strengths?"  Do you respond to the strengths question with a brief response like, "It's easy for me to maintain a positive attitude."?  This may work when interviewing for positions during your first and second years at Ohio State, but if you're seeking a highly competitive internship or entry-level career employment you will need a more detailed response.  We can help you take your interview skills to the next level.  Obtain coaching during a mock interview and access "how to" documents and videos on interview preparation.  To schedule a mock interview, follow these steps - mock interview.

OSU Graduate And Professional School Fair
Meet with admission representatives from 17 OSU graduate and professional programs. Learn about their programs and what's involved in applying. Talk with advisors about courses for pre-law and pre-health fields, and with GRE Prep Course and Princeton Review representatives.
Approved for First Year Student Success Series credit.

Wednesday, November 13 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. in the Great Hall Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Ohio Union. Programs attending:
* Architecture * Law * Pharmacy 
* Business * Medicine * Public Health 
* Dentistry * Nursing * Graduate School 
* Veterinary Medicine * Social Work * Optometry 
* Health & Rehabilitation
* Environment and
  Natural Resources 
* Higher Education
  & Student Affairs  
* Food, Agricultural, and
  Environmental Sciences 
* John Glenn School
  of Public Affairs 
Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council
Take A Professor To Lunch - On Us 
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 (one for you and one for your faculty guest) once each semester. More info.
New Advising Office In Hagerty Hall
Hagerty Hall has a new undergraduate advising office for students with the following majors:  Arabic, Chinese, Comparative Studies, Film Studies, French, German, Hebrew, Islamic Studies, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Portuguese, Religious Studies, Romance Studies, Russian, Spanish, and World Literatures. 
Advisors are available to help students with information on majors and general education requirements (GEC) and assist with overall degree planning. Make an appointment by calling 614-292-6961 or visit the office located in 355 Hagerty Hall.
"Meet the Professor" - Dr. Christopher Callam
Join Arts and Sciences Student Council and other students for free pizza and great conversation with Dr. Christopher Callam, professor of chemistry and director of undergraduate organic teaching labs.
Dr. Callam's research focuses on synthetic organic chemistry.  He is also involved in mentoring undergraduate teaching assistants, curriculum development, development of new lab experiments and REEL modules, and incorporating technology into the organic chemistry lecture and lab.
Wednesday, November 20 from 6 -7 p.m.
Rosa M. Ailabouni Room, 3rd floor of the Ohio Union. 
DISCO (The Diversity and Identity Studies Collective at OSU) offers students the opportunity to minor, major, attend programs, and receive scholarships as well as travel grants in fields related to social diversity and identity.  DISCO emphasizes the importance of understanding social constructions of citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, sovereignty, and sexuality as well as how these categories of difference intersect with one another.  The collaborating units in DISCO include:  African American and African Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies, Comparative Ethnic and American Studies, Disability Studies, Latino/a Studies, Sexuality Studies, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  More Info
Geography Awareness Week
Geography Awareness Week The Department of Geography is hosting a Geography Bowl competition.  Teams of 4-5 undergraduates may participate in a quiz bowl to win prizes up to $1,000 in scholarships.  No prior geography knowledge required.
More information.
November 12 - Team Registration Deadline
November 18 & 19 - Bowl Competition
Research Funding Deadlines
For additional resources contact: Undergraduate Research Office.
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum 
Pre-Denman Workshop - The Denman Demystified: An Introduction to the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum.
Tuesday, November 19 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Room 20, Page Hall. 
Showcase Your Research Or Creative Activity
Submit an abstract to present at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).
December 6 - Abstract deadline
April 3 - 5, 2014 - NCUR conference at the University of Kentucky
Contact the Undergraduate Research Office for more information.
Study Abroad Getting Started Sessions
Students in Darco

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) offers Getting Started sessions to help you learn how to research and select a study abroad program.  They also provide information about finances, the application process, and resources available to you.

Mondays and Tuesday, 12 - 1 p.m.

Wednesdays and Thursdays, 4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Held in Oxley Hall, Room 122.  Learn more

Service-Learning Courses
Did you know that you can connect community service with course goals through service-learning courses?  Below are some examples:
DNA Finger Printing Workshops - MICRBIO/MOLGEN 4591S
Elements of Cartography - Community Mapping - GEOG 5200S
Leadership in Community Service
- ESHESA 2571
Shakespeare and Autism - THEATRE 5922S
Rhetoric and Community Service - ENGLISH 4567S
Some courses require prerequisite coursework.  Check with your advisor to explore how service learning courses may fit with your curriculum and career plans.  Spring 2014 service learning courses
New GE Course - Dance In Global Contexts
Dance in Global Contexts (Dance 3402) considers the vital cultural work of dance around the globe. In addition to learning about various dance forms and styles, students will also learn how the dilemmas of colonialism, tourism, war, immigration, and nation-building manifest in and work through the practice of dance.  Meets two GE requirements: Cultures and Ideas and Diversity: Global Studies.  Interested in dance courses for non-majors? Contact your advisor to learn how this course fits with your curriculum. More Info     
Science Sundays Lecture
Building the Cosmos: How Simulations Shed Light on the Dark Universe - Risa Wechsler.  How cutting-edge simulations allow us to be a fly on the wall during the formation of the cosmos and the physical processes that created the Universe we see today.
November 17 from 3- 4 p.m. in the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater. More Info 
Dance Downtown 
Four award-winning contemporary choreographers take inspiration from expressive guitar music to create this year's Dance Downtown, the annual dance concert that showcases the talents of undergraduate and graduate dance majors.  More Info.
November 22 and 23 at 8:00 p.m.
Represent Your ASC Division On USG  
Are you interested in being part of Undergraduate Student Government (USG)?  Would you like to represent a division of the College of Arts and Sciences or a living area?  Learn about the spring election process.  Attend a November or January info session.  More Info
Academic Enrichment Grants
Apply for an Academic Enrichment Grant to help fund your research, creative work, conference, publishing, or other academic enrichment experience. More Information.
November 20 - Autumn application deadline.
Campus Life Tips
Winged Victory
Photo courtesy of OSU Libraries - Mara Diaz
Group study rooms are available in several OSU libraries.  Some are open first-come first-served while others may be reserved in advance. 
List of study/meeting rooms: Library list.
To reserve a room, check online for available rooms and complete the online room reservation form:  online form.
Do You Know?
What internationally recognized arts and sciences center boasts alumni who helped create the Oscar winning films Life of Pi and BRAVE?
Submit your answer by Friday, November 15 to be entered in a drawing to win a Brutus Buckeye jump drive with moveable arms and legs.  Submit your answer here.

Answer to the last question - What popular OSU choral and instrumental concert features student performers and audience members in full Halloween attire?  Congratulations to Lindsay C. for knowing that it is HalleBOOia.
Submit suggestions for content to Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs, at rottersman.1@osu.edu.
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