VOLUME 5   ISSUE #9

MARCH 2016

Major Highlight - Korean
Photo by D. Pyun
If you envision yourself as a global citizen in this connected world and would like to experience one of the world's most dynamic countries where ancient tradition and ultra-modern futuristic technology blend in harmony, consider the 
Korean B.A. Students enrolled in the Korean program can design their programs from courses in language, culture, literature, and linguistics. Graduates with the Korean B.A. pursue careers in such fields as the federal government, foreign service, education (teaching and research), translation/interpretation, and international business. To learn more, contact the department advisor, Tommy Beyl (beyl.1@osu.edu) or call 292-6961 for an appointment.
Student Organization Highlight
The Student Alliance for Prison Reform (SAPR) is a national organization with a new chapter at OSU.  The mission of SAPR is to support initiatives to bring about change in the U.S. criminal justice system.  Last semester SAPR focused on the solitary confinement of juveniles as well as the indiscriminate shackling of juveniles.  Students interested in being a general member or a leader are encouraged to attend.  For more info. contact the president, Hallie Israel at israel.71@osu.edu.
Meet every other Wednesday from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Enarson 230.
Next meeting is March 16. 
Are You Graduating This Semester? 
The deadline to apply for spring graduation is April 8. If you are planning to graduate spring semester, but have not yet completed your graduation application, please make an appointment with your academic advisor. Information about how to make an appointment can be found by clicking on this link and selecting your major. If applicable, meet with your minor advisor to complete a minor program form. Minor contact information can be found here.
Career Corner
Are you thinking about continuing your education and applying to graduate or professional school?  Spring semester is a good time to work on obtaining letters of recommendation.  Those who agree to provide a letter will have an easier time writing a summary of your relevant strengths if you follow the best practices described in the Who Are Your Recommenders?  tip sheet.  The process often involves meeting with your recommenders and it's easier to arrange meetings while you are still on campus.
Take Your Professor to Lunch - On Us!
Invite a professor to lunch - compliments of the College 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.  As an arts and sciences major, you're eligible to participate once each semester. More info.
Interested in A Career in Pharmacy?
Attend Pharmacy Day for a first-hand look at what it means to study the pharmaceutical scienecs.  Register online at go.osu.edu/gopharmacy
Saturday, April 9 from 9:30 - 2 p.m. in Lloyd Parks Hall, 500 W. 12th Ave. 
Personal Statement/Application Writing Group
Are you applying for graduate or professional school, a job, an internship or other application that requires a personal statement?  If so, come to this writing group sponsored by the Writing Center. Apply online to join here.
Meets weekly from March 7 - April 18 (excluding spring break week) 
Mondays from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Become A Peer Career Advisor
Apply for the Peer Career Advisor program via FutureLink by searching on Job ID 25300123.
March 22, 2016 - Application deadline. 
Scholarships in the Arts and Humanities
Arts Undergraduate Research Scholarships support students who are pursuing a degree in the arts and will be working on a creative or research project by autumn semester of the last year of their major program.  Deadline - March 25
Arts and Humanities Undergraduate Research Small Grants support students in the arts and in the humanities.  Deadline - March 25
Aida Cannarsa Snow Endowment Fund for Significant Undergraduate Achievement and Research in the Arts and Humanities Program enhances opportunities for students to pursue and promote significant accomplishments in their field of study. Deadline - March 18
Information on the application process for all three funds may be found here.
Plan Your Summer Now with Online Courses!
It's time for summer registration. If you're looking for an online course this summer, the College of Arts and Sciences has many choices! From Anthropology to Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies, there are plenty of classes to help you get more out of your summer. Visit Student eLearning Resources for more information. Contact Doug  Dangler.6@osu.edu.
Summer Intensive Arabic Program
The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures offers an intensive summer Arabic language program. Complete either both first- and second-semester (1101 and 1102) or third- and fourth-semester (1103 and 2104) Arabic during the second 8-week OSU summer term (June 7 - July 29, 2016).  Contact the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at nelc@osu.edu if you have any questions.
April 1 - Application deadline. 
Climate Change: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation
(EARTHSC 1911)  4 Cr. Hrs. - new autumn semester 2016
Climate change is one of the most important challenges facing our civilization. It is vital that non-scientists and ordinary citizens understand the basic science of climate change, assess our ability to make accurate predictions, and examine the implications for global stability.  This interdisciplinary team-taught course combines the perspectives of the physical sciences, the biological sciences, and historical study in order to provide a basic understanding of the climate system; the impact of climate change on such environmental and biological factors as the water cycle and ocean acidification, agriculture, coral reef ecology, and pathogens; and the socio-economic impact of climate change in historical context.
GE Historical Study; Biological Science; Physical Science course
Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and Spring Expo
Are you considering a research project?  Would you like to talk with other undergraduate students about their research projects?  Students will showcase their research at the Denman Forum and Spring Expo.  Read more.
Denman Participants - Wednesday, March 30; 12 - 3 p.m. upper & lower RPAC gyms.
Spring Expo Participants - Wednesday, March 30; 9:30 - 11 a.m. upper RPAC gym. 
Science Sundays
Todd Thompson, professor of astronomy, lectures on "The Fantastic Forge: Supernovae and the Origin of the Elements."  Thompson describes the grand pageant of stellar death and transfiguration caused by supernovae - exploding massive stars and tremendous thermonuclear detonations of white dwarfs - that partially replenish galaxies with raw materials for future star formation.  We owe our existence to the elements they provided.  More info.
Sunday, March 20 from 3 - 4 p.m. - Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater
Department of Design Spring Exhibition
This exhibition showcases work by undergraduates in industrial design, interior design and visual communications design. Displays documenting MFA thesis work by graduate students in the design research and development track as well as the digital animation and interactive media track will be included.  Read more.  Take the #2 COTA bus from campus to State Street or Town Street.
Tuesday, March 29 - Friday April 8; Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town Street.
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