IA Scholars Attend Education Abroad Expo

On September 4th, The Office of International Affairs hosted the annual Education Abroad Expo in the Ohio Union.  The Expo showcases Ohio State programs, including semester exchange programs, summer programs, and those provided by third-party providers.  Pictured below are two first-year IA Scholars discussing the Scholars Brazil 2019 trip with faculty leader Dr. Lucia Costigan from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

 

For more information on Scholars Brazil, click here.

IA Scholars Discuss Economic Crisis in Venezuela

On Sunday, August 26th, IA Scholars discussed the current economic crisis in Venezuela with the IA Scholars Academic Events Chair, Sam Stelnicki.  Several times throughout the semester, IA Scholars join together for “Current Events Conversations” on select topics in international politics, culture, public policy, and more.

IA Scholars Give Back in Annual Community Service Event

Several IA Scholars participated in the annual Community Commitment Pay It Forward event on Saturday, August 26th.  Each year, over 50 community service sites and projects partner with Ohio State for multiple daylong community service projects.  This year, IA Scholars traveled to the  Cat Welfare Association; the association is dedicated to the care of and education about cats and kittens. Our pledge is to cherish, nurture and provide veterinary care for homeless, abused, injured, and abandoned felines.

IA Scholars First Year Retreat

On Sunday, August 19th, the first-year IA Scholars cohort traveled to SuperGames in Worthington for a series of teambuilding activities designed to build community, allow for the first years to meet each other, and kick off the fall semester.  The annual retreat is a great opportunity for Scholars to get to know each other before classes start and the semester gets underway.

Week 14 Update

The following information was sent out in an email on 4/25/17, and has been added to the events calendar. Happy Reading Day! Good luck on all your exams, Jen and the Leadership Council are rooting for you!


HSPB Presents: Kool-Aid and Cram (1 point)
Tuesday, April 25, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Kuhn House Room 
Can’t find a seat in the library? Looking for a snack to get you through studying? Come to the HSPB Kool-Aid and Cram on reading day! Pizza, coffee, and of course, Kool-Aid, will be offered in Kuhn House. Make your own trail mix to go! Designated quiet study space will also be available in the house, so feel free to bring some books and cram for a while.
IA Finals Study Tables (1 point)
Friday, April 28, 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Kuhn House Room 110
Searching for a spot to study to study during finals? Look no further! IA will be holding study tables at the Kuhn House on Friday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Snacks will be provided. Best of luck on your exams!

Week 13 Update

The following information was sent out in an email on 4/17/17, and has been added to the events calendar.


Korean Class Showcase (1 point)
Today, 2:15-5:00 pm, Hagerty Hall 180
Professor Chan Park is opening up her Korean 5400 class to showcase students’ work on Performance Traditions of Korea!  Please drop by between 2:15-5:00 p.m. in Hagerty Hall 180. 
IA End of Year Celebration (2 points)
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Smith-side lobby
Come join us in celebrating the end of the year! There will be lots of food, music and superlatives! Please vote for superlative here no later than Monday, April 17th at 9:00am. We look forward to seeing you there!
Global Short Films Slumber Party (2 points)
Thursday, April 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Sky Lounge 10th floor Smith-Steeb
You love movies but have no time to watch them? No problem! Come to the Global Short Film Slumber Party and enjoy short films from 11 countries. Watch just a couple or stay for all of them (the shortest one is 4 mins and the longest is 18 mins). Comedy, horror, cartoon, drama, documentary, Sci-Fi, thriller, you name it. Bring your blanket and put on your favorite jammies or sweatpants because it won’t be fancy. Popcorn, sweet treats, drinks, and subtitles for the films are provided!
To Befriend The Bear? The Future of U.S.-Russia relations (2 points)
Thursday, April 20, 6:00 – 7:15 pm, Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
The Alexander Hamilton Society is hosting its third event of the term. We are pleased to be featuring Jakub Grygiel, Senior Fellow-in-Residence at the Center for European Policy Analysis and the George H. W. Bush Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and Randall Schweller, Professor of Political Science and a Social and Behavioral Sciences Joan N. Huber Faculty Fellow at Ohio State University. Our distinguished guests will have an exciting debate about the future of U.S.-Russia relations in the Trump Administration. As usual, AHS faculty adviser and OSU Military History professor Dr. Peter Mansoor will serve as our moderator. FREE Wings over and Coke products! We recommend showing up early to claim the food and a good seat.
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS: How to Make a Lasting Impact Internationally: Sustainable Service Abroad (2 points)
Sunday, April 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Smith-Steeb room 101
Interested in study or service abroad? This event hosted by Engineers without Borders is a short presentation about how to find sustainable impacts when completing service abroad. We will also briefly discuss the international service business and its impact around the world. Students will also give brief testimonials about their own service abroad!
HSPB Presents: Kool-Aid and Cram (1 point)
Tuesday, April 25, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, Kuhn House Room 
Can’t find a seat in the library? Looking for a snack to get you through studying? Come to the HSPB Kool-Aid and Cram on reading day! Pizza, coffee, and of course, Kool-Aid, will be offered in Kuhn House. Make your own trail mix to go! Designated quiet study space will also be available in the house, so feel free to bring some books and cram for a while.
IA Finals Study Tables (1 point)
Friday, April 28, 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Kuhn House Room 110
Searching for a spot to study to study during finals? Look no further! IA will be holding study tables at the Kuhn House on Friday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Snacks will be provided. Best of luck on your exams!

Week 12 Update

The following information was sent out in an email on 4/10/17, and has been added to the events calendar. A reminder about e-Portfolios; second years – your final e-portfolio is due Friday, April 14 at 9:00 pm. First years, we ask that you add one artifact and annotation for this semester as well as a submission on your review page by April 21 at 9:00 pm.


The Center for Ethics and Human Values Presents: “What’s Wrong With Inequality?” (2 points)
Tuesday, April 11, 4:00-5:30 pm
Avoidance of inequality is one of the important social values which have been championed for a long time.  This ethical judgment has become particularly relevant in the contemporary world both (1) because of the growing visibility of persistent inequality, and (2) because of a greater understanding of the need to justify social features that conflict with our values, especially in democratic societies. However, we have to ask: why does inequality appear socially unreasonable to us at all?  Among the many answers to this question, at least three would stand out.  Learn more and RSVP here
HSPB Presents: Trivia Night (2 points)
Wednesday, April 12, 6:00-7:30 pm, Nosker House Event Space
Do you like free food, competitive trivia and prizes? This event is for you! Come out to the Honors & Scholars Programming Board trivia night and compete with teams of students and alumni for prizes.RSVP to receive more details.
Global Health Initiative Talk and Discussion on Food Insecurity (2 points)
Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 pm-8:00 pm, Campbell 209 
Dr. Irene Hatsu, of the College of Education and Human Ecology, will be speaking about food insecurity, the standard American diet, and its relationship to chronic disease development and management among low-income and underserved populations. Dinner will be provided!
Close to Home: The Refugee Crisis and Columbus (2 points)
Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm, Saxbe Auditorium, Moritz College of Law
Hosted by No Lost Generation at OSU this event features a panel about the refugee crisis occurring in the Middle East/Levantine region and the city of Columbus’s role in providing sanctuary for those affected. This panel will include an expert on the region (Professor Daniel Silverman), members of a Columbus area refugee services organization, and a local student refugee. We hope to bring more awareness to the topic by discussing the events that have catalyzed such a widespread crisis. We will also discuss how the current state of the refugee crisis influences the Columbus community and how it may affect you.
Doc and Talk: Restrepo (2 points)
Thursday, April 13, 6:00 pm, Smith-Steeb 101
Two filmmakers embed themselves in a company of U.S. soldiers on a 15 month deployment to Afghanistan. The documentary provides raw combat footage and the impact on the Afghan community and soldiers themselves.
IA End of Year Celebration (2 points)
Wednesday, April 19, 6:30 – 8:30 pm, Smith-side lobby
Come join us in celebrating the end of the year! There will be lots of food, music and superlatives! Please vote for superlative here no later than Monday, April 17th at 9:00am. We look forward to seeing you there!
Global Short Films Slumber Party (2 points)
Thursday, April 20, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Sky Lounge 10th floor Smith-Steeb
You love movies but have no time to watch them? No problem! Come to the Global Short Film Slumber Party and enjoy short films from 11 countries. Watch just a couple or stay for all of them (the shortest one is 4 mins and the longest is 18 mins). Comedy, horror, cartoon, drama, documentary, Sci-Fi, thriller, you name it. Bring your blanket and put on your favorite jammies or sweatpants because it won’t be fancy. Popcorn, sweet treats, drinks, and subtitles for the films are provided!
IA Finals Study Tables (1 point)
Friday, April 28, 12:00 – 4:00 pm, Kuhn House Room 110
Searching for a spot to study to study during finals? Look no further! IA will be holding study tables at the Kuhn House on Friday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Snacks will be provided. Best of luck on your exams!