Welcome to Autumn 2015!
Through this College of Arts and Sciences newsletter we will keep you informed about the many opportunities and resources we're excited to share with you.  You will learn about scholarship and grant opportunities, new courses, special events and opportunities to meet with faculty outside the classroom.  We will share countless ways that you can become involved and resources to help you succeed.  Look for this newsletter in your BuckeyeMail at the beginning of each month.  You will receive the next newsletter in early September.
Welcome From Dr. David Manderscheid
Executive Dean and Vice Provost of Arts and Sciences

Whether you are new or returning to OSU, we are delighted to welcome you to Autumn 2015 and the College of Arts and Sciences!  With over 80 majors and 100 minors, our college offers nearly limitless opportunities.  From African American and African Studies to zoology, 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 transformative experience. We look forward to sharing this journey with you.
David Manderscheid
Get Involved 
We hope that you enjoyed the Autumn Involvement Fair!  The Keith B. Key Center for Student Leadership and Service is your point of connection with student organizations, leadership and service initiatives, and many resources for individuals as well as student groups.  Still looking for an organization?  Check out this listing of student organizations connected with the arts and sciences.
Student Organization Highlight
The Arts and Sciences Student Council (ASCSC) is open to all undergraduate students.  ASCSC works to build community among arts and sciences students and with the college through academic, social, and service activities.  They host free and informal "Meet the Prof" faculty dinners as well as an annual OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair that attracts hundreds of OSU students.  They administer the annual Outstanding Teaching Awards recognizing ASC faculty and graduate teaching associates.  They also serve as student representatives on several college committees.  Open meetings are held most Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Ohio Union.  Learn more.  
Starting Out Strong
Are you in a class that you think may be challenging?  If so, there are numerous resources to help you succeed.  For example, you can receive free help with writing and with math and statistics courses as described below.  There are many additional university resources to support you. 
Click on resources and you will find an array or resources, offices and services here to support your enrollment.   For academic support and tutoring resources, click on that heading.
Writing Help 
Need help with a writing assignment?  The Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing (CSTW) offers free one-on-one help at any stage of the writing process. They can help you with research papers, lab reports, application materials and more.  Writing Center consultants work with students by appointment, on a walk-in basis and online via CarmenConnect.  In addition, the Writing Center offers writing groups for students working on long-term projects.  The groups meet weekly and provide extensive feedback on individual projects. The Center also maintains resources to help you with common writing challenges from constructing a thesis statement to correcting common writing errors.
Center for the Study and Teaching of WritingWriting Resources.  
Math and Statistics Help 
Do you expect to need help with a math or statistics course?  The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center provides free support to students.  In addition to tutoring, they offer online resources, practice exams and workshopsDo you want to hire a private tutor?  They also maintain a list of tutors with contact information.  Tutoring begins during the second week of the term.  For more information visit:  Math and Statistics Learning Center.
Campus Jobs Fair
Check out great opportunities from university departments and employers close in proximity to campus that offer flexible schedules, resume-building experiences, short commutes from - or near-campus residences.  Employers are offering both work study and regular wage positions. 2015 Buckeye Careers Campus Job Fair.
For more information about on- and off-campus jobs click here: Student Employment
Thursday, August 27 from 11 - 3 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom, Ohio Union
Prepare for Upcoming Career and Internship Fair
Preparatory Events for September 15 - 16 Fair
Career Prep for Success - 
Thursday, August 27 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union 
Drop-In Resume Review -
Wednesday, September 2 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Ohio Staters Inc. Traditions Room, Ohio Union
Mastering the Application Process on USAJobs.gov -
Thursday, September 3 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Room 040, Page Hall -  RSVP Required.
Making the Most of a Career Fair Workshop -
Tuesday, September 8 from 5 - 6 p.m.in Cartoon Room 1, Ohio Union - RSVP Required via Buckeye Careers Network.  Be sure to carefully read through your eligible point of access for Current Students, then log in using your name.# and OSU password.  Once logged in, go to the Events -> Workshops tab to RSVP. 
2015 - 2016 OSU Career and Job Fairs 
There are many career and job fairs held throughout the year.  Some are designed for specific disciplines. Look for more info on the September 15 & 16 Career and Internship Fair in the September newsletter.  For a full listing of 2015 - 2016 career and job fairs see: Career and Job Fairs 
Funding for Research and Study Abroad
We know that some students will have concerns about funding a research project or study abroad program.  In the next newsletter you will learn about College of Arts and Sciences opportunities for funding.   Look for the September newsletter in your email next week. 
Campus Life
Stay Safe Living Off-Campus 
If you live off-campus you are eligible for free window/door alarms, free safety timers and/or free smoke alarm batteries from the Office of Student Life's Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services.  Visit 3106 Ohio Union with your BuckID to get your free safety devices.  While there, pick up your free Off-Campus Living Guide, a comprehensive guide on University and City resources. To help increase safety in your neighborhood, off-campus students are also encouraged to get to know your off-campus Community Ambassador and to participate in Buckeye Block Watch activities. 
For more resources, visit Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services.
Student Life safety brochure.
Do You Know? 
Where on the Ohio State campus can you find the "Garden of Constants" and what does it feature?

One student with the correct answer will receive a Brutus USB flash drive with movable arms and legs. 

Submit your answer online by Monday, August 31 by clicking here

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