Undergraduate News, College of Arts and Sciences

   VOLUME 5  ISSUE #10

           APRIL 2016

Student Internship - AEP Ohio
Zachary Maiorana's internship with AEP Ohio provided an opportunity for him to be involved in numerous projects overseen by a communications team.  As a communications intern, he helped strategize the company's external and internal communications operations, wrote stories for the company's blog, responded to media inquiries and assisted with advertising campaigns.  He also had the opportunity to interact with a number of different work groups, attended a commercial shoot and traveled out-of-state on a business trip with members of the community affairs department.  Read more.
Career Corner - Become Buckeye Certified!
Have you taken a moment to reflect on the skills and experience you've gained this academic year? Are you having trouble communicating your skills and experience on your resume? Address these concerns by becoming Buckeye Certified! Buckeye Certified is an incentive program to help you organize your career-prep activity and discover the many career and internship resources available at Ohio State. Earn points by tracking your progress on a variety of career related tasks. It's easy to earn points! You can start by having your resume reviewed by Arts and Sciences Career Services. Earn 100 points this semester to receive $20 on your BuckID and become Buckeye Certified! Start tracking today at buckeyecertified.osu.edu
Great Teachers Recognized!
The Arts and Sciences Student Council recently selected Dr. Hollie Nyseth Brehm, Department of Sociology, as the recipient of the 2015 - 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award.
They also selected Mr. Geoffrey Durso, Department of Psychology, as the recipient of the 2015 - 2016 Outstanding Graduate Associate Teaching Award.
Also recognized for outstanding teaching was GTA Ms. Jennifer Shafer from the School of Music. 
Counseling and Consultation Service
We know that students are balancing many responsibilities that can sometimes become stressful.  We also know that your wellness is central to your success as a student.  It's important to find time in your busy day to relax and unwind.  Counseling and Consultation Service can help with stress management, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, life transitions, identity exploration, substance use, eating concerns, feeling overwhelmed and academic adjustment.
Check out drop in workshops here. For more info about their full range of services, click here.
New G.E. Course Offers an Interdisciplinary Approach to Climate Change
Climate Change: Mechanisms, Impacts, and Mitigation
(EARTHSC 1911), 4 Cr. Hrs.

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. Read more.
Team-taught by faculty from Earth Sciences; Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology; and History. General Education course: Historical Study; Biological Science; Physical Science.
Summer Undergraduate Research Institute
Registration for the 2016 Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) is open.  Sign up today to stay involved over the summer and to be eligible to present at the Fall Undergraduate Research Student Poster Forum to be held September 15, 2016.  SURI offers a series of enrichment programs, both professional and social, and is free of charge to undergraduate researchers.  
SURI 2016 will run from May 23 - July 29.  Read more
Education Abroad - Plan Ahead for Next Year
Are you thinking about studying abroad?  Plan ahead by attending an Office of International Affairs Getting Started session.  
Sessions are held Monday - Thursday during autumn and spring semesters in Room 122, Oxley Hall.  More info.
Mondays and Tuesdays from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 
Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Fulbright The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers opportunities for students to study, research or teach abroad while promoting cross-cultural interaction and mutual understanding.  Grants will fund project and living expenses for an 8 - 12 month period.  OSU's Campus Fulbright Deadline for the 2017 - 2018 application cycle is 8:00 a.m., September 1, 2016.  Attend an info session to learn about the awards, eligibility, selection criteria, and the application process. The Undergraduate Fellowship Office hosts monthly info sessions with four in April.  Read more.
Master of Social Work - Open To All Majors
All majors are welcome to apply for full/part-time programs in social work.  Areas of practice include: substance misuse and addictions, advocacy and community organization, aging and gerontology, child welfare, corrections and criminal justice, developmental disabilities, domestic violence and sexual assault, international social work, medical social work, mental health, public health, services for veterans, school social work and many more.  Read more.
May 15 - Deadline for submission of all components of the application.
College of Nursing Graduate Entry Program
For students with a non-nursing bachelor's degree
Overview of graduate nursing education programs, admission process and the program structure. For more information, contact nursing@osu.edu. To register, click here.  More info on the Graduate Entry option here.
Wednesday, April 20, College of Nursing, Newton Hall, 1585 Neil Ave.
4:00 p.m. - Optional Overview and 5:30 - 8 p.m. - Program

Bike Share Program
Ohio State's Bike Share program provides a safe and sustainable alternative transportation option for the university community.  There are 115 bicycles available at 15 different campus locations.  Sign up for your annual membership and get a free bicycle helmet (while supplies last).  Read more.
Roommate Fair
Do you want to move off campus, but need a roommate?  The Office of Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services will host a free, university-sponsored event where students who need housing can meet students who have roommates face-to-face in a safe, casual environment.  To attend, all you need is your school ID.  Contact - offcampus@osu.edu.
Friday, April 8 from 5 - 6 p.m. at 1000 Multicultural Center. 
Arts and Sciences Events
ASA DataFest
Hosted by the undergraduate data analytics major, ASA DataFest 2016 is a collaborative competition where undergraduate students from around Ohio State will gather to tackle a data challenge.  All undergraduate majors are welcome.  Students will work in teams of up to five on a surprise data set. Past examples of projects include analyzing arrest data from the LAPD, examining advertising success for the car website Edmunds.com, and exploring dating data provided by eHarmony.  The goal is to promote collaboration and networking within the data science community.  Awards will be given for best visualization, best overall, and more.  Raffles, meals, snacks, and lots of coffee included.  More info and registration at datafest.osu.edu.
DataFest held on April 9 and April 10
Science Sundays
Sean B. Carroll, professor of molecular biology and genetics at the University of Wisconsin, lectures on "The Serengeti Rules: The Quest to Discover How Nature Works & Why It Matters."  Nature regulates everything -- whether it's the molecules in our bloodstream or lions on an African savanna.  Carroll discusses ecological rules that control numbers and kinds of animals and plants everywhere that are being applied to restore some of the planet's greatest wilderness.  More info.
Sunday, April 17 from 3 - 4 p.m. - Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theater.
Columbus Create-A-Thon
The Columbus Create-A-Thon brings together artists, writers, videographers, developers, musicians and other creatives to form content and media around the challenges of arts-based businesses. Collaborators can create a web application, art show, ad campaign, video or project that speaks to the questions and challenges of arts-based businesses. Participants will be able to share ideas and collaborate with each other. The Create-A-Thon is presented by the Barnett Center for Integrated Arts and Enterprise, Mosaic Education Network, Artfluential, Greater Columbus Arts Council and The STEAM Factory. More info.
April 22 - 23 at 400 W. Rich St.
ACCAD Open House
Once each year the public is invited to discover ACCAD, one of the first computer graphics centers in the world. Guests are encouraged to explore the center at their own pace, observe, ask questions and interact with demos that typically include digital media performances, educational games, 3D animated films, virtual worlds, 3D tracking devices, motion capture technology and more. See new works in computer animation, virtual environments, gaming, motion capture, visualization, sonic arts, mediated performance and interactivity. Free.  More info.
Friday, April 15 from 3 - 6 p.m. on the 3rd floor of Sullivant Hall.  
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