Dean’s Student Advisory Board: Seeking UG Applicants

Apply for a two-year position on the College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Student Advisory Board. The Board consists of fifteen students who advise the Dean on matters pertaining to students such as academics and student life.

To be eligible, applicants must be pursuing an undergraduate degree in the College of Arts and Sciences and enrolled on the Columbus campus. Because these positions are for two years commencing Autumn 2024, applicants should not plan to graduate before Spring 2026. Meetings are held approximately once a month during the academic year from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. on a weekday. To apply: combine a one-page resume and the completed application into one pdf document and send as an email attachment to The subject line for the email must be “Dean’s Student Advisory Board Application – Undergraduate.”  The application may be accessed here.

The deadline to apply is February 11, 2024. For questions, please contact Ann Rottersman, Director of Student Programs and Board liaison at

Volunteer: STEM Outreach at Local Elementary Schools

Scientific Thinkers is a student organization and volunteer program at OSU. Through the organization, volunteers have the opportunity to travel to local elementary schools and engage students with fun, interactive science lessons. The schools the organization serves are comprised largely of underrepresented minority students in STEM. Scientific Thinkers gives volunteers the chance to gain leadership skills, communicate science topics to a variety of age groups, and excite young children about STEM!

Scientific Thinkers will visit two schools this semester: Parkmoor and Mansion Day. Visits to Mansion Day will take place on Wednesdays from 3:30pm–5:30pm from January 31–March 6. Visits to Parkmoor will take place once a month on Wednesday from 10:15–12:15. Dates are still being confirmed with Parkmoor. All times include travel times to and from campus.

If you are interested in volunteering, program orientation will take place on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm in the Physics Research Building room 1080. If you cannot attend the orientation but are still interested in the club, you can contact club president Elly Yoder at or reach out to

Conversations to Remember: Virtual Volunteering Opportunity

Conversations to Remember

Conversations to Remember is a nonprofit dedicated to combating loneliness and isolation felt by senior citizens.

This opportunity is part of their virtual visit program. This program matches 2-3 college students with residents of long-term care, assisted living, and memory care communities for virtual video visits. These residents have been suffering from isolation, and volunteers could really brighten their days just by speaking with them.

The program provides training about the best ways to interact with the seniors, as well as additional support throughout their service. Students are matched based on the times they’re available, with a senior at the same time, and they have a regular, weekly appointment for their visit.


  • students volunteer 1-2 hours per week
  • a call lasts up to 1 hour (depending on the senior’s attention span and mood on each day)


  • students volunteer for approximately 16 weeks

You can read more about the program on the Conversations to Remember flyer and website. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form to discuss opportunities.