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 and guests.  April is filled with opportunities to enjoy music, dance, theatre and art.  Many of these options are listed below.
Major Spotlight - Philosophy
The word philosophy comes from Greek words meaning "the love of wisdom."  This pursuit begins with questioning one's own beliefs as well as the beliefs of others. Philosophers examine these questions rigorously and provide reasoned defenses for their answers.  Philosophers are trained to read carefully, think clearly, and write cogently.  Undergraduate courses are offered in all primary areas of philosophical inquiry, with special strengths in the history of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, logic, and the philosophy of mathematics and logic.  Because of the diversity of disciplines at OSU, majors and minors are able to integrate their philosophical studies with numerous other disciplines including linguistics, mathematics, classics, political science, comparative studies, and cognitive studies.  Majors go on to graduate work, law school, computer programming, the sciences, and the business world.
Student Organization Spotlight
Saga Club organizes and facilitates meetings and events that sponsor student interest and learning of Old Norse-Icelandic language, literature, and culture.  The primary purpose of Saga Club is to read, translate, and discuss Old Norse texts in the original language.  Read more.
Student Interns For Community Magazine
Karlie Frank, a journalism major, interned at What's Up? Annapolis Magazine where she worked on article assignments as well as administrative tasks for the editorial team.  Her internship allowed her to gain invaluable experience with interviewing and researching articles, as well as insight into the complex process of publishing a magazine.  Read more.
Explore internship possibilities - Future Link.
Great Teachers Recognized!
Dr. Lanier F. Holt
The Arts and Sciences Student Council recently recognized Professor Lanier F. Holt, School of Communication, as the recipient of the 2013 - 2014 Outstanding Teaching Award and Eric Egan,
Eric Egan
Department of Psychology, as the recipient of the 2013 - 2014 Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award.

Also recognized were: Professors Joel Wainwright, Department of Geography, and Gary Wenk, Department of Psychology, as well as GTA Melonie Mazibuko, Department of Theatre.
Denman Research Forum - List of Winners
Congratulations to the 625+ students who participated in the annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum!  See the list of winning presentations here.
Get Involved In Research
Information Session for students who would like to get involved in research.   Walk-ins welcome!  Presented by the Undergraduate Research Office.
Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 p.m., 253 Denney Hall
Register to be part of the 2014 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) held May 27 - August 1.  SURI is designed to enhance the experience of undergraduate researchers through a series of enrichment programs, both professional and social.  All undergraduate researchers are welcome to participate, free of charge, whether participating in formal, organized research programs, or conducting independent research under the guidance of a faculty mentor.  Read more.
Fulbright Week: April 7 - 11
Fulbright The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for students to study, conduct research, or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding.
All of the following information sessions will be held in 201 Kuhn Honors & Scholars House.

General Information Session - April 7, 4:30 p.m.
English Teaching Assistantship Info Session - April 9, 5 p.m.
Study/Research Grant Info Session - April 9, 6 p.m.
Fulbright Week
Study Abroad - Plan Ahead for Next Year
Are you thinking about studying abroad?  Plan ahead by attending an Office of International Affairs (OIA) Getting Started session.
All sessions are held in 122, Oxley Hall.  No reservation required.
Mondays and Tuesdays at 12 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays at 4:30 p.m.
Academic Enrichment Grants
Apply for an Academic Enrichment Grant to help fund your research, creative work, conference, publishing, study abroad, or other academic enrichment.  More Info.
April 21 - Application Deadline
Off the Lake Productions Presents PIPPIN
Off the Lake Productions, the only student-run musical theatre group at OSU, presents PIPPIN.
April 4 (8 p.m.) and April 5 (8 p.m.) in 131, Hitchcock Hall.
Admission - one canned good or nonperishable food item to be donated to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  More info.
Taming of the Shrew
Thanks to the unique partnership between Ohio State and the Royal Shakespeare Company, the RSC's production of "The Taming of the Shrew," geared to younger audiences but enjoyed by all, will be performed on campus April 4 - 11.
Read more and ticket info here.
Science Sundays Lecture
Jane Wang, professor of physics and mechanical engineering at Cornell University, will present Falling Paper and Insect Flight.  She will discuss puzzles and mathematics about the dynamics of falling paper and the tricks used by insects to fly.
Sunday - April 13 from 3 - 4 p.m. at the Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater.  Read more.
Changing the Genome: For Better or Worse
The moral, ethical, and religious implications of gene therapy will be explored by Ellen Deason (Moritz College of Law), Donald Hubin (Department of Philosophy), and Britton Rink (College of Medicine and Nationwide Children's Hospital).  Moderated by former WOSU Open Line host Fred Andrle.  The event is free but registration is required.  The event will be streamed live online on the WOSU website.  Contact: steminitiatives@osu.eduMore info.
April 17 - 7 p.m. at the WOSU@COSI Studios, 333 W. Broad St.
Why Study Hindi?
India is one of the fastest growing economies and offers a rich cultural heritage.  Hindi is spoken by 450 million people and is a useful language for all majors and minors.  Watch a student video to learn why other students have chosen to study Hindi. 
For more information, contact Dr. Ila Nagar.
Campus Life Tips
Do you plan to look for a place to live off campus?  If so, OSU offers a new program that can help.  The Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program is designed to help you make sure your new home will be safe, secure and sustainable.  Learn more.
Save the Date - Music, Art, Theatre . . .

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