OCTOBER 2016

Program Highlight - Geographic and Information Science Major
The world at your fingertips.
Maps are fundamental to civilization.  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are a revolution that is taking maps to higher levels.  Data that used to be trapped on paper are now captured digitally, stored in spatial databases and linked with powerful spatial analysis and geo-visualization techniques.  Since location is crucial to most human and environmental phenomena, Geographic Information Scientists can find careers in many fields, including environmental science, urban planning, transportation, ecology, public health, business, utilities, public safety, intelligence and policy.   Job responsibilities typically include data management and analysis, cartographic production, computer programming and simulation.  GIScientists also work in the field with mobile GIS technologies. To learn more, contact the program advisor, Brooke Raake (raake.5@osu.edu), or call (614) 292-6961 for an appointment.  Visit the Department of Geography website.
Advising Tips - Spring Registration
Registration will begin October 17. Individual enrollment appointment dates vary. Check your Student Center via BuckeyeLink. Your enrollment appointment will be posted to your Student Center in the box titled, "Enrollment Information." In this box, click on the "details" link. If you have not already done so, contact your advisor to set a time to review your planned course of study before your enrollment appointment opens.
Freshman Seminars
Attention First Year Students: Whether you took a Freshman Seminar in the fall and want to take another, or if you are considering taking a Seminar for the first time, there are plenty of options for you. Check out the Spring Freshman Seminar offerings at Freshman Seminars.
Meet Professor Trevon Logan, Department of Economics
Join other arts and sciences students for free pizza and informal conversation with Dr. Trevon Logan, chairperson of the Department of Economics and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Dr. Logan specializes in economic history, economic demography and applied microeconomics.  As co-director of the new Sports and Society Initiative, his work also focuses on sports, sports betting markets and college football polls.  In 2014 he received the Alumni Award for Distinguished Teaching.
 Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences Student Council.
Wednesday, Oct 26 from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m., Suzanne Scharer Room, Ohio Union.
Student Profile - Internship with the Ohio Wildlife Center Hospital
As a wildlife intern, Antonia Tribuzzo's major in zoology helped her to understand the animals she cared for and increased her familiarity with the veterinary aspects of the OWC hospital.  She assisted with admission exams, cleaned wounds and gave injections.  Through her internship she became more familiar with veterinary procedures, a background that will be invaluable as she pursues a future in exotic/wildlife medicine.  Read more.
Learn more about internship opportunities through ASC Career Services. 
Career Corner
FutureLink, part of the Buckeye Careers Network, is the access portal for Ohio State Arts and Sciences students to connect with employers, internships and other experiential learning sites in the corporate, nonprofit, and government sectors. All Arts and Sciences undergraduates are automatically granted an account. Benefits to using FutureLink include:
It's FREE and convenient -
In addition, career services staff can assist you with questions and inquiries related to postings.
It's SAFE -
Every job posting goes through a rigorous review and approval process by career services staff before it is viewable to students.
Employers are specifically seeking Ohio State students -
Employers recruit here for many of the same reasons you likely decided to attend Ohio State - the outstanding quality of our academic programs and the caliber of talent Ohio State attracts.
It's more than a job board -
Need help figuring out which career path may be right for you? The Career Finder can help. Having trouble formatting your resume? The Resume Builder takes the guesswork out of this. Want to know what it's like to work abroad? Then GoinGlobal is for you! Check out all FutureLink has to offer by logging in at http://futurelink.osu.edu
Review a list of all the ways career services can assist you at Career Services.
OSU Graduate and Professional School Fair
Meet with admission representatives from more than 20 OSU graduate and professional programs.  Learn what programs they offer and what's involve in applying.  Talk with pre-law and pre-health advisors as well as career counselors.  Presented by ASC Student Council.
Approved for First Year Student Success Series Credit.
Wednesday, November 9, 4:30 - 6 p.m., Great Hall Meeting Rooms 1, 2 & 3 of the Ohio Union
*Business*Medicine*Public Health*Social Work
*Dentistry*Nursing*Financial Aid*Veterinary Medicine
*College of Arts and
*College of
*Higher Education
  & Student Affairs
*Department of
  Human Sciences
  Teacher Licensure
*School of Health &
*Food, Agricultural
  & Environmental
*Department of
  Educational Studies
*John Glenn School of  Public Affairs*College of Arts and    Sciences Career  Services*Pre-Law Advisor*Pre-Health Advisor
Princeton Review - Free Practice Tests and Prep Course Discounts
As the official test prep partner of Ohio State, The Princeton Review offers substantial discounts to students preparing for graduate/professional admission tests.  Students may also take a FREE full length practice test on campus on October 22, 2016.  This is a great opportunity to get exposure and a baseline score.  Register for both the tests and classes: Princeton Review.
GRE® Practice Test: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
GMAT® Practice Test: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
LSAT® Practice Test: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.
MCAT® Practice Test: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Psychology Career, Internship and Graduate School Fair
Psychology Fair
Learn about volunteer, internship and entry-level job opportunities for psychology majors.  Learn about graduate programs outside of psychology that welcome applications from psychology majors. Talk to representatives from psychology graduate programs both within and outside of Ohio State. Students from all years are encouraged to attend.  Read more.  Click here to register.

Tuesday, October 25 from 5 - 7 p.m.; Lobby, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor of the Psychology Bldg. 
Arts and Sciences Education Abroad Fair
Learn about arts and sciences 2017 education abroad opportunities.  Programs will take place in many countries including: Russia, Zimbabwe, Israel, Brazil, Iceland, New Zealand, Greece, Italy, Argentina, the UK, China, Uganda, and more!  Meet faculty resident directors and past study abroad participants.  Refreshments will be served.  Contact: Garett Heysel at heysel.1@osu.edu.
Tuesday, October 18 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. in the Ohio Union, Great Hall Meeting Room.
Education Abroad Program Highlight - France Beyond Borders
This three and a half week intensive course-trip will take place across France, Spain and Belgium with a focus on the idea of how borders (and lack thereof) play a key role in redefining French and European identities.  Lectures and discussions will be with well-known writers, intellectuals, journalists, political activists, musicians and filmmakers.  Students will come away with a unique understanding of how language and culture shape identity politics; how French national identity is being challenged by both local and global concerns. Program dates: May 4 - May 20.  
Contact: Louise Yahiaoui at yahiaoui.2@osu.edu.   Learn more.
Application deadline: January 4, 2017
Upcoming Education Abroad Program Sessions
There will be information sessions in October and November for the following programs:
  • Department of English Education Abroad Programming
  • Zimbabwe: Culture, Society and History
  • The Impact of HIV In Context: Tanzania
  • Francophone Education Abroad
  • Global May Great Britain
  • Global May Uganda 
  • Global May Morocco
  • Italian Education Abroad
  • For session dates, times and meeting locations, click here, then click on the Search tab and enter the name of the country.  For more information, contact the Office of International Affairs.
    Download the Undergraduate Research Office's Fall Schedule
    You can easily stay up-to-date with all of the URO's events by downloading the Google Calendar available on the URO website! It is currently updated with every event offered this autumn and will be maintained throughout the semester. To download the calendar, click on the Google Calendar link on the top of the calendar page and import it to your own account.
    Speak to Peer Research Contacts! 
    Peer researchers group photo
    The URO offers an extensive list of undergraduate students currently doing research at OSU across many different disciplines. If you are looking to get involved in research and would like to talk to somebody in your field who's already been through the process, these students are ready and willing to answer all of your questions! If you are involved in research and are interested in becoming a PRC yourself, please email the URO at uro@osu.edu.
    Los Angeles Experience
    Warner Brothers water tower
    This one-of-a-kind educational opportunity is designed for students with career aspirations in TV/Film, Animation, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and Business in Arts Entrepreneurship and Leadership.  Students will interact with Ohio State alumni through site visits, meetings and receptions. The trip will take place over spring break and the itinerary will be tailored to individual student career interests as best as possible.  For more info and a link to the online application click here.
    Application Deadline:  October 17, 2016
    Nominate A Favorite Teacher for An Outstanding Teaching Award
    Nominate an arts and sciences faculty member or Graduate Teaching Associate (GTA) for a College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teaching Award.   Submit your nomination
    Student Research Grants
    The Ohio State chapter of Sigma XI is accepting applications for Grants-in-Aid of Research (up to a $500 award). The chapter supports research in all areas of science and engineering, both basic and applied. Proposal requirements can be found on the website.

    Arts and Sciences Events
    Dido & Aeneas
    As one of the first and perhaps greatest of English operas, Dido & Aeneas offers a stunning combination of music drama inseparably entwined with vibrant dance and exquisite choral writing. Virgil's fateful story of the abandoned Queen of Carthage, versified by the poet Tate, culminates here in Purcell's masterful When I Am Laid in Earth, one of the most moving and beloved arias in all of opera.  A collaboration between the School of Music and the Department of Dance.  Student tickets are $10.  More info.  
    Performance times:  Friday, October. 21 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, October 22 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, October 23 at 3 p.m.  (Preview performance on Thursday, October 20 at 8 p.m.)
    An annual favorite featuring vocal and instrumental solo and chamber performers, as well as audience members, dressed in full Halloween attire. Join the fun!  More info.
    Friday, October. 28 at 8 p.m. in Weigel Auditorium.

    Science Sundays
    Richard Petty
    Richard Petty, Distinguished University Professor of psychology at Ohio State, will present How Confidence Affects Decision Making and Action.  Although some people are more confident than others, nearly everyone wants to be more confident.  But why?  What good is confidence?  Petty explains where confidence comes from and the polarizing impact that it can have on our important judgments and behaviors.  
    Read more about this and other upcoming Science Sundays.
    Sunday, October 23 from 3 - 4 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
    Your Safety Is Our Priority
    Ohio State's Safe Ride Program
    A free safe ride is a service provided to university students who would like safe transportation on and near campus.  Hours of operation are 7 p.m. - 3 a.m., seven days a week.  Click here for information on how to schedule a ride, service boundaries and rules.  Phone:  614-292-3322.
    Buckeye Alert System
    The Buckeye Alert System enhances the timely sharing of safety information.  Buckeye Alerts, often sent via text message, are issued when it is determined that the campus community needs to take immediate action to remain safe. We encourage you to ensure you are signed up for, or learn more about, Buckeye Alerts and Public Safety Notice emails on this web page.
    Bug Your Bike
    This free program includes bicycle registration and a radio frequency identification device (RFID) for bicycles.  Your chances of retrieving a lost or stolen bike are greatly increased if it's registered.  Register your bike.
    Don't Think.  Just Dial.
    The Department of Public Safety, in partnership with other law enforcement agencies, works hard to prevent and deter crime but incidents do still occur.  If you see something, say something: report suspicious behavior on campus to University Police by calling 614-292-2121 or off-campus to Columbus Police by calling 614-645-4545.  And, of course, always dial 9-1-1 in an emergency.
      College of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Student Newsletter
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