AUGUST 2016

Welcome to Autumn 2016!
Through this monthly newsletter we will keep you informed about the many opportunities offered by the College of Arts and Sciences.  You will learn about college scholarships and grants, ways to become involved, opportunities to get to know your faculty outside the classroom, new ASC courses, resources to help you succeed and special events.  Look for this newsletter in your BuckeyeMail at the beginning of each month.  Your next newsletter will arrive in early September. Best wishes for a terrific year at THE Ohio State University! 
Welcome From Dr. David Manderscheid
Executive Dean and Vice Provost of Arts and Sciences
Dr. David Manderscheid
Whether you are new or returning to OSU, we are delighted to welcome you to Autumn 2016 and to the College of Arts and Sciences!  With over 80 majors and 100 minors, we invite you to explore, to question and to create in innovative ways.  You will not only uncover the many benefits of a large and diverse university, but life-long friendships that emerge from taking part in the 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
Arts and Sciences Student Council
We hope that you enjoyed the Autumn Involvement Fair!  We encourage you to find at least two organizations that you would like to connect with.  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 for student groups.  Still looking for an organization?  Check out this list of student organizations connected with the arts and sciences and this list of student organization across the university.
Campus Job Fair - for work on or near campus during the school year
Don't miss the Buckeye Careers Campus Job 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 on- or near-campus residences, and dynamic work atmospheres. Employers are offering both work study and regular wage positions. Come prepared to discuss various student employment opportunities.
Wednesday, August 24 from noon - 4 p.m. in the Archie Griffin Ballroom, Ohio Union
Student Organization Highlight - Arts and Sciences Student Council
Arts and Sciences Student Council
Still looking for a student organization?  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.  Meetings are held most Wednesdays at 5:30 in the Ohio Union.  Learn more.
Starting Out Strong - Resources To Help You Succeed
Studying in the library
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, math, statistics and chemistry courses.  For information on tutoring in other areas, as well as many additional university resources that are here to support you throughout your enrollment, click on resources (bookmark this page).  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, team writing projects, long-term writing projects and more.  CSTW is staffed by trained undergraduate and graduate consultants.  The consultants work with students by appointment, on a walk-in basis and online via CarmenConnect.  The Center also maintains resources to help you with common writing challenges from constructing a thesis statement to correcting common writing errors.  List of services and locations Writing resources.
Math and Statistics Help
Do you expect to need help with a math or statistics course?  Get yourself on the right track early. The Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center provides free support to students.  In addition to free tutoring, they have a list of private tutors for hire, online resources, practice exams, workshops and exam reviews for most of the large enrollment mathematics courses.  Tutoring begins during the second week of the term.  For more information visit:  Math and Statistics Learning Center.
Prepare for Upcoming 2016 Ohio State Career and Internship Fair
Preparatory Events for the September 13 - 14 Fair:
Mastering the Application Process on USAJobs.gov -
Monday, August 29, from 5:30 - 7 p.m., Page Hall, Room 040  RSVP Required.  
Drop-In Resume Review -
Wednesday, August 31 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., Ohio Union, Interfaith Prayer & Reflection Room
Career Closet -
Tuesday, September 6 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Ohio Union, Lower Level, Dance Rooms 1 & 2
Making the Most of a Career Fair Workshop -
Tuesday, September 6 from 5 - 6 p.m., Ohio Union, Traditions Room  RSVP Required.
Disability and Employment: Employer Recruitment, Self-Disclosure, Accessibility and Strategies for Success - 
Thursday, September 8 from 12:30 - 2 p.m., Ohio Union, Cartoon Room  RSVP Required.
Mock Interviews: Practice and Receive Feedback to Ace the Interview -
Friday, September 9 from 1 - 4 p.m., Curl Market Viewpoint  RSVP Recommended
Professional Head Shot Photo Booth sponsored by FedEx Ground -
Tuesday, September 13 & Wednesday, September 14 from 12 noon - 3 p.m., Ohio Union
For more information, links to RSVP and a list of student-employer networking events, visit:
Ohio State Career and Internship Fair.
2016 - 2017 OSU Career and Job Fairs
There are many career and job fairs held throughout the year.  Some are designed for specific majors.  Prepare for the September 13 and 14 Career and Internship Fair by attending events listed above.  Look for more information in your September newsletter.  For a list of 2016 - 2017 career and job fairs see:  Career and Job Fairs.
Global Humanities Careers Roundtable: International and Local Cross-Cultural Fields
Attend a forum about the strengths of humanities degrees for preparing for success in the job market. The forum will focus on global--national and international--competency, and how to pursue international and related comparative and language-based work. Representatives from International Affairs and Career Services will provide specific guidance and resources on how to pursue culturally diverse careers, both domestic and international, in a variety of fields (not just the humanities fields).  The purpose of the forum is for students to gain insights on how to leverage their strengths in the humanities.  Visit the event web site for related jobs, articles on the job market and other information to prepare for the forum. The forum will be led by Harvey Graff, professor, English and history and director, LiteracyStudies@OSU.
September 1 from 4 - 6 p.m. in Room 165, Thompson Library
Earth Sciences Summer Field Camp
Did you have an exciting summer?  Earth sciences majors Brandi Lenz and Taylor Hollis certainly did.  Read their blog about their experiences while in Utah for a six-week field camp: Field Camp blog
Learn more about the School of Earth Sciences, their faculty research divisions and their undergraduate programs here
Funding for Research and Education Abroad
We know that some students will have concerns about funding a research project or education abroad.  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.
Arts and Sciences Events
Free Outdoor Jazz!
The School of Music presents an outdoor jazz concert.  The Ohio Jaztet, comprised of jazz faculty members, will perform.  They include Shawn "Thunder" Wallace, sax, flute and clarinet; Anthony Stanco, trumpet; Kevin Turner, guitar; Andy Woodson, bass; and Mike Smith, drums.
Thursday, September 15, 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Browning Amphitheatre near Mirror Lake. Rain site is Weigel Auditorium.  School of Music events calendar.
Design Exhibition at Urban Arts Space
Urban Arts Space welcomes The Ohio State University Department of Design Faculty Exhibition: Research Through Making. The show features work by current faculty members and lecturers, presenting design projects and studies that demonstrate the value of design within the context of research and discovery. Presented by the Arts Initiative, the exhibition will be on view at Urban Arts Space, 50 W. Town St., Tuesday, August 23 to Saturday, September 24. Reception Saturday, September 17, 5 - 7 p.m.  Gallery hours are 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and until 8 p.m. on Thursday. The reception and exhibition are free. 
Additional September exhibitions at Urban Arts Space:
Ceramics as Deception - curated by Steven Thurston, Department of Art
Across the Pond - drawings and prints by artists from Columbus, Ohio and Dresden, Germany
September Exhibition at Hopkins Hall Gallery:
LandMark - a September photography exhibition; Reception on August 25th
For more info on Urban Arts Space downtown location and exhibitions: Urban Arts Space.
For more info on exhibitions in Hopkins Hall Gallery:  Hopkins Hall Gallery.
Campus Life Tips
Stay Safe Living Off-Campus
Student safety services car
As an off-campus student, you are eligible for free window/door alarms, free safety timers and 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 a free Off-Campus Living Guide, a comprehensive guide to university and city resources.  In addition, don't forget to schedule your free in-home visit through the Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program.  During this home visit, Student Life will provide you with energy saving costs while assessing the safety, security and sustainability of your off-campus rental property.  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.
Save the Date
September 16 Education Abroad Expo
  College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Newsletter
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