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   VOLUME 6 ISSUE #4

  NOVEMBER 2016

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Program Highlight - Disability Studies Minor
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The disability studies minor brings together students studying medicine, occupational therapy, special education, speech and hearing, literature, political theory, and biology in exciting discussions about the meaning of disability in the contemporary world. Some of the questions that are addressed include: What's the best way to work with an Autistic adult on the job or in the classroom? Why is the newest Jockey spokesmodel a handsome man with ripped abs and two lower-leg prostheses? What does "inspiration" mean, and why are disabled people always considered inspiring? What does Deaf poetry look like, and what is disability performance art?  The introductory class is highly interactive and designed to welcome students with no prior knowledge of disability studies. Many extra-curricular activities are available as well as internships in digital media. Students have the opportunity to meet distinguished visiting scholars, present their own scholarship at a conference, and gain experience in real-world disability work.  For additional information, please contact the Disability Studies director, Professor Amy Shuman at shuman.1@osu.edu.
Do You Need Help with A Class?  Resources to Help You Succeed: 
If you feel like you are struggling in a class or could just use a little extra help, there are many campus resources to help you succeed:
Academic Advisor - your advisor can provide referrals to campus resources, help with course scheduling, and answer questions about your major and GE course requirements. 
Course Instructor - your teachers are here to help you succeed.  Don't hesitate to go to your instructor's office hours and access resources listed in your course syllabus.
Younkin Success Center and Dennis Learning Center - these centers provide tutoring in math, physics and chemistry, as well as help with academic anxiety, studying, note taking, test taking and much more.  
Writing Center - provides help with writing at any stage of the process from research papers to lab reports and a writing resources web page with guides for grammar, citations, editing and more. 
Mathematics and Statistics Learning Center - provides tutoring in math and statistics courses, online resources, practice exams and workshops. 
General Chemistry Learning Resource Center - offers assistance with general chemistry courses.
Economics Learning Center - provides tutoring in select economics courses.
Physics - provides tutoring in physics courses. 
Spanish and Portuguese - provide tutoring and conversation practice. 
French and Italian - provide tutoring and conversation practice.
Other languages - support in other languages is available through a variety of resources including language tables, workshops, student organizations and audio files.  Check with your language department.
Many other campus resources may be found here:  Resources
Take Your Professor to Lunch - On Us! 
Invite a professor to lunch - compliments of the College of Arts and Sciences! 
Campus Dining Location
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
The Writing Center Introduces New, Easier Appointment Process
Beginning January 2017, The Writing Center located at the Center for the Study and Teaching of Writing will be scheduling appointments for students via a new system, WCOnline. The new system offers text and email reminders, a digital waitlist for appointments and online consulting sessions. They offer free help to students with writing at any stage of the writing process - research papers, senior thesis, lab reports, grant proposals and application materials. In January, the Writing Center will host an open house to introduce students to WCOnline. Consultants will be on-hand to help you set up a WCOnline account and tell you about their services.
Student Research Profile - Walt King
How did an economics major end up with the Los Angeles Angels?  Walt King combined his love of baseball, his major in economics and his knowledge of statistics into a research project.  With statistics, econometrics and the support of a faculty mentor, he focused on sports analytics as it relates to baseball.  Following graduation, Walt relocated to Anaheim, California for a baseball operations internship with the Los Angeles Angels.  Read more.

Learn more about getting involved in research. Contact the Undergraduate Research Office
Career Corner
Career clusters are groupings of occupations that appeal to people with similar interests.  For instance, those interested in the Human Services cluster tend to enjoy work that involves making a positive impact on the lives of others.  When employers post their jobs and internships in FutureLink they are required to select the career cluster associated with their opportunities. Because they are categorized in this way, you are encouraged to 1) identify the career clusters that appeal to you the most and 2) search for opportunities in FutureLink that are affiliated with those clusters.  This will make it easier to find internships and resume builders that relate to your interest areas and skill sets! For information about the career clusters, including video overviews of occupations, see Career Clusters.  You might also find it helpful to meet with the Career Prep Advisor who specializes in the career cluster that most interests you.  For information about this service see Career Prep Advising.
Resume-O-Rama
Would you like to have your resume critiqued? Bring a hard copy of your resume to 100 Denney Hall and let the front desk know you're there for Resume-O-Rama. A Career Services staff member or Peer Career Advisor will provide feedback and suggest improvements. Open to all arts and sciences undergraduates. Hosted by Arts and Sciences Career Services! No appointment needed.
Tuesday, November 15 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ohio State Graduate and Professional School Fair 
Meet admission representatives from more than 20 OSU graduate and professional programs. Learn what degrees they offer and what's involved in applying. Talk with pre-law and pre-health advisors as well as career counselors and financial aid representatives. For a full list of programs attending click here.
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. 
Are You Interested In Majoring In Communication or Journalism?
If so, you must attend a Major Information Session. Students changing to the pre-major must attend a major information session before scheduling an individual advising appointment with a School of Communication advisor. The sessions include overviews of each program, information about pre-major coursework and the application process. Career information, internships for credit, and undergraduate research will also be discussed. Sessions held in 3136 Derby Hall.   
Wednesday, November 9 at 3:30 p.m.
Friday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m.
Monday, November 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 7 at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, December 13 at 3:30 p.m.
Are You Interested In Majoring In Anthropology?
The Department of Anthropology is holding an Open House for students interested in anthropology or anthropological sciences as a major. Students can meet faculty, graduate students and current undergraduate students. There will be opportunities to tour some of the laboratories.
Refreshments (pizza and pop) will be served!  
Thursday, November 3 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m., Smith Laboratory, Room 4012 
Summer STEM Research Programs 
There are multitudes of national and international research programs for students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields during the summer.  Learn what is out there, how to find programs and how to apply. Read more.
Thursday, November 3 at 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in 60 Page Hall. 
SOLAR Foundation Undergraduate Research Awards 
The application for the 2016 SOLAR Foundation undergraduate research awards is now open. These awards are for undergraduate students pursuing research in the fields of epidemiology, virology, HIV and AIDS education, and other infections of the blood and related subjects.
Read more.  For information on the Undergraduate Research Office, click here.
Friday, December 2 at noon - Application Deadline 
Education Abroad Program - Genocide and Its Aftermath in Rwanda 
In 1994 as many as one million people were killed across Rwanda. A civil war, an economic downturn, and growing animosity between Rwanda's two main ethnic groups preceded the genocide. The violence left Rwanda's institutions in shambles. Since then, the Government of Rwanda has engaged in multiple initiatives to rebuild the country, and Rwanda has rapidly transformed. This course will explore the genocide and its aftermath through classroom instruction and experiential learning. Students will have an opportunity to engage with local culture through meeting local students and participating in a homestay. They will also visit various locations in Kigali including genocide memorials, museums, Rwandan government offices, survivor organizations, women's cooperatives, and prison community service camps, among others. Open to all majors and taught in English. The program will run from May 28 - June 20, 2017. Read more
For more information, contact program coordinator, Rebecca McMunn (mcmunn.8@osu.edu) or resident director, Professor Hollie Nyseth Brehm (brehm.84@osu.edu).
January 4, 2017 - Application Deadline 
Become A Student Ambassador for Your College
Would you like to represent your college, boost your resume or get involved on campus? Arts and Sciences is seeking Student Ambassadors to help with outreach to prospective students, on-campus recruitment events and student panel discussions.
Contact Angelett Anderson at anderson.2777@osu.edu.
November 15 - Application Deadline
Jewish Studies Student Association
The Jewish Studies Student Association (JSSA) is a student organization whose purpose is to build a connection between students and Jewish studies faculty, and to foster a deeper appreciation for Jewish studies outside of the classroom. It is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at Ohio State who are interested in Jewish studies, regardless of their major. JSSA provides a social environment for students and faculty to interact within a Jewish studies context; plans and implements Jewish educational events; and works to promote and support the study of and research in Jewish studies. Contact: Rebecca Sigal, president, or Jacob Portman, treasurer. 
Data Analytics Month @ Ohio State
A campus-wide series of workshops, lectures, student challenges and events focused on data analytics and decision science runs through November 20. List of events and more information.
Early Voting - Free Transportation
OSU Votes is coordinating FREE transportation from the Ohio Union to the Franklin County Board of Elections to participate in early voting for the November 2016 election.  If you're registered to vote in Franklin County, you may sign-up to reserve a seat for transportation on either Saturday, November 5 or Sunday, November 6.  Learn more and sign-up at go.osu.edu/EarlyVoting.
One-Year Master of Education Degree in STEM Teaching
Graduating Students
ENABLE STEM is a one-year (summer, fall and spring) Master of Education (MEd) degree program in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State.  The program prepares and supports high quality STEM teacher leaders in high-needs classrooms in grades 7-12.  Students from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. For more information, contact Dr. Brittany Garvin-Hudson at garvin.74@osu.edu or 614-247-4270.
November 15, 2016 - Application Deadline 
Arts and Sciences Events
Science Sundays
Sian Beilock
Sian Beilock, psychology professor and director, Human Performance Lab, University of Chicago, explains why we all too often blunder when the stakes are high. She reveals what happens in our brain and body when we experience performance anxiety and shows us how to succeed brilliantly when it matters most.  Read more.
Sunday, November 13 from 3 - 4 p.m., Ohio Union U.S. Bank Conference Theatre.
One Man, Two Guvnors
Crumpets and Tea
Richard Bean's smash-hit comedy comes to Ohio State from London, via Broadway. Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni with songs by Grant Olding and directed by Shilarna Stokes.  More info.
Thursday, November 10 - Sunday, November 20 in the Thurber Theatre, Drake Performance and Event Center.
Dance Downtown
This year's show is presented in memory of the late Helen Alkire, founder of the university's dance program, and will feature choreography by Ann Sofie Clemmensen, Eddie Taketa and Bebe Miller. More info.
Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12 at 8 p.m., Davidson Theatre at the Riffe Center, 77 South High St.
The Ohio State University Marching Band Hometown Concert
The Ohio State University Marching Band will perform selections from popular halftime shows, fan favorites and traditional Ohio State tunes.  Tickets are $18 for students.  More info.
Thursday, November 10 at 7:00 p.m., Palace Theatre, 34 W. Broad St., Columbus.
Campus Life
Feel healthy? Stay healthy!  Get Your Flu Shot!
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No time for the flu?  Walk into Student Life's Wilce Student Health Center and walk out with a flu shot. The Wilce Student Health Center is located between the RPAC and the Thompson Library.  Walk-ins are welcome, Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., or make an appointment by calling 614-292-4321.  Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans.
Reserve A Group Study Room
Are you working on a class project with a group of students?  Would it be helpful to find a quiet place for your study group to work together?  Several Ohio State libraries, including the Thompson Library, offer rooms for group study.  You can reserve a room by making an online reservation.  For a list of group study rooms and to reserve a room online, click here.
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