Don't let the gray days of February keep you inside.  From blizzards to bells and from opera to oratory, the campus is alive with opportunities to explore, experience and engage in new and memorable ways.
Major Highlight - Islamic Studies
Islam is in the news every day. Many have questions about what Muslims do and believe, and about the history of this religion with more than a billion followers. Islamic Studies is the interdisciplinary major at OSU, coordinated by the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC), that focuses on this subject. Students study Islamic scripture, learn a major language of Muslim tradition (Arabic, Persian, or Turkish), and combine courses in history, Middle Eastern literatures and cultures, and religion to understand this faith that has adherents all around the world. The Islamic Studies major prepares students for advanced study in the humanities or employment in state and local government, religious organizations, social agencies, teaching, business, and the arts. Become a cultural liaison, work abroad, and understand what's happening in the world today. For more information on any of the Department's programs, contact Tommy Beyl at beyl.1@osu.edu.
Student Internship - Ohio Statehouse 
Marla Trinidad served as a legislative intern for a state senator.  She strengthened her research and writing skills while she researched different legislative issues.  She learned about state politics and how policy is shaped.  She also met the head of the Ohio Human Trafficking Taskforce and worked on the senate bill that addressed the backlog of sexual assault kits.  Read more about her experience here.

Learn more about internship opportunities by contacting the ASC Career Services Office.

Student Advisory Board
The Arts and Sciences Dean's Student Advisory Board is seeking three students to serve a two-year term as an undergraduate student representative.  One representative will be selected from each of the three college divisions:  Arts and Humanities, Natural and Mathematical Sciences and Social and Behavioral Sciences.  Look for information on the application process coming soon to your Buckeye email.
19th Annual Severe Weather Symposium
Are you interested in tornadoes, thunderstorms, hurricanes, blizzards or anything related to weather?  Attend the 19th Annual Severe Weather Symposium.  Speakers will include Weather Channel meteorologist Mike Bettes, forecasters from the National Weather Service, and representatives from the broadcast meteorology, private sector, and emergency management fields. RSVP here.
Friday, March 6 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the U.S. Bank Conference Theater at the Ohio Union.
Verdi's "Requiem"

Requiem by Giuseppe Verdi has been referred to as both a tour de force oratorio and an opera in ecclesiastical robes.  It will feature the Symphony Orchestra, Chorale, Symphonic Choir, and combined glee clubs. Ticket info.

Sunday, March 8 from 3 - 4:30 at Mershon Auditorium.

Math & Actuarial Sciences Info Sessions

Are you interested in a major or minor in either math or actuarial science?  Attend an information session.

Major Sessions: February 18 at 11:30, March 2 at 4:00, March 27 at 2:00 and April 16 at 2:00.

Minor Sessions: February 16 at 4:00, March 27 at 3:00 and April 20 at 11:00.

All sessions held in Room 240, Cockins Hall.

Neuroscience Research Forum
Students currently involved in neuroscience research are invited to present their work to the OSU neuroscience community at the 3rd Annual Neuroscience Undergraduate Research Forum.
February 18 - Abstracts due
March 12 from 1:00 - 3:00 in the Ross Heart Hospital Auditorium (H1213).
NMS Research Forum
Students majoring in or conducting research in the natural and mathematical sciences (NMS) are invited to present at the NMS Undergraduate Research Forum.  All students interested in undergraduate research in math and science are welcome. 
February 20 - Abstracts due
March 6 from 2:00 - 5:30 p.m.
- Physics Research Building atrium.
TEDxOhioStateUniversity 2015

The Human Narrative - hear OSU professors, alumni, undergraduate and graduate students speak about a variety of topics from coral research and astrophysics to video games and issues of gender.  Speakers will include Dr. Richard Petty (Department of Psychology), Dr. David Ewoldsen (School of Communication and Department of Psychology), Dr. Andrea Grottoli (School of Earth Sciences), Dr. Lisa Cravens-Brown (Department of Psychology), and Dr. John Beacom (Departments of Physics and Astronomy).
Tickets are sold out, but you can watch live streaming on the web at tedx.osu.edu and on OSU's main web page.
Saturday, February 14 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Speakers and topics.  Learn more.  

Taste of OSU
Taste of OSU
Taste of OSU is an evening of cultural performances on stage, exhibits and food from around the world provided by more than 30 different international and ethnic clubs on campus.  Admission is free and tickets to purchase small samples of international foods cost $1 each.
Friday, February 13 from 5 - 9 p.m. at the Ohio Union.
Conversation Group Leaders Needed
Do you have international interests?  Lead a small conversation group with OSU international students in the American Language Program.  Topics related to college culture may include sports, social life, music or slang.  Register for one or more 30-minute commitment.  Groups meet on Thursdays between 12:30 - 1 p.m. or 1 - 1:30 p.m.  More information and registration here.
Stone Lab Courses and Research

Stone Lab - Aloah Pope An Evening with Stone Lab - Learn about courses and research opportunities at Ohio State's island campus, meet former Stone Lab students and even win a scholarship.  

7 - 9:30 p.m. on February 5 at the Longaberger Alumni House (2200 Olentangy River Road - take the Buckeye Village CABS bus to the Olentangy & Borror Drive stop).  The event is free, but RSVPs are requested.  More info.  Contact: Ohio Sea Grant Columbus Office, 614.292.8949, stonelab@osu.edu. 

Summer Courses At OSU's Island Campus
Stone Lab holds 25 one- and five-week science courses each summer for students with any major.  Both introductory and upper level classes are offered, getting students up-close with animals and insects in their natural habitats.  Job opportunities and scholarships are available to help offset tuition costs or cover room and meals.
March 17 - Application deadline
Summer Research Funding
Apply for summer research funding through a joint application.
URO Summer Research Fellowships
Holbrook Research Abroad Fellowships
Honors Summer Research Scholarships
Mayers Summer Research Scholarships
Monday, February 16 at noon - Application due
Orton Hall Bells Anniversary!

It is the 100th anniversary of the Orton Bells!  Join Oho Staters, Inc. to celebrate a commemorative moment.  Refreshments, activities, giveaways and tours of the bell tower.  (Tours begin at 6 with the last tour at 7:55 p.m. Due to space constraints of the tower, not everyone can be guaranteed a tour.)  President Drake will speak at 5:45. 

Wednesday, February 11 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Orton Hall. 

Do You Know?
Brutus Jump Drive How are the Orton Hall bells rung?  Does a member of the School of Music ring them by hand or are they automated? 

One student with the correct answer will receive a Brutus USB flash drive with movable arms and legs.  Submit your answer online by Friday, February 13 by clicking here.

Answer to the last question:  The College of Arts and Sciences department that houses five summer field schools in forensic science, bioarchaeology and archaeology is the Department of Anthropology.  Congratulations to Andrew H. for knowing the correct answer!
Vol. 4 Issue 8 February 2015
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