Non-IA Event: Tecumseh, Tonight! (RSVP required)

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Tecumseh! – The Outdoor Drama

Tecumseh! is an outdoor dramatic performance that tells the story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s.  Join the Arts and Humanities Scholars for a performance this Friday, August 28.  We will depart campus at 6pm and travel by bus 45 minutes to Chillicothe, Ohio.  The show begins at 8pm and we will return to campus around midnight.  We will meet at the Ohio Union bus turnaround at 6pm (12th Ave across from the Law School).  Feel free to bring your dinner with you to eat on the bus.  The performance is outdoors, so be prepared for weather (light jacket, rain jacket, bug spray).  Tickets are $10 per student (due before boarding the bus) and please RSPV here.  View a short trailer here.

Here is a description of the show:

Witness the epic life story of the legendary Shawnee leader as he struggles to defend his sacred homelands in the Ohio country during the late 1700’s. “Tecumseh!” has been labeled as one of the most mesmerizing dramas in the nation.
The huge, outdoor stages of the Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre afford the audience a unique viewing experience. You will sit beneath the stars in the beautiful Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre as sheer spectacle surrounds you with a herd of galloping horses, live military cannon in action, and the most dazzling battle sequences offered on the American stage.

This professionally produced outdoor drama was written by seven-time Pulitzer Prize nominee and Emmy recipient, Allan W. Eckert, nationally known for his buckskin bestsellers…The Winning of America Series. The script has been acclaimed as the best of its kind within the outdoor drama industry and continues to fascinate thousands each summer as the story unfolds in the 1,800 seat Sugarloaf Mountain Amphitheatre near Chillicothe, Ohio.
Since the premiere performance of “Tecumseh!” in 1973, over 2.5 million visitors have witnessed this great outdoor play, making it the most popular of its kind in the State of Ohio and entire Mid-Western United States.

IA Events: September

IA/PSL Cookout
Date: Tuesday, September 1st
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Kuhn House
Description: Both the IA and PSL (Politics, Society, and Law) scholars programs will be gathering to celebrate the beginning of the year with a big cookout behind the Kuhn House. This event will focus on developing community by meeting with your fellow IA Scholars and getting to know people in both the first and second year cohorts.
IA and Columbus Council on World Affairs Event – China’s Growth: Economic Opportunity of Risk
Date: Thursday, September 3rd
Time: 11:30-1:30PM
Location: WOSU@COSI
Description: China’s enormous economy and expanding middle class have opened new opportunities for American businesses. Join us as Roger Bird, Abbott Nutrition’s Senior Vice President and President, U.S. Nutrition, discusses the opportunities and risks that a growing China brings for US companies. Lunch is provided as part of the event and FORMAL DRESS is required.

**RSVP is required for this event as the program covers the cost of each seat and the first 14 students who reply to this email will get spots**
IA Career Series: How can IA Help my Career?
Date: Wednesday, September 16th
Time: 5:30PM-6:30PM
Location: Orton Hall 110
Description: Since the IA Scholars program has over 35 different majors represented among its students, there are a wide variety of career and professional interests represented in the program. A panel of second and third year IA Scholars will share their stories on how the IA program has both opened their eyes to the career opportunities in the field and  enhanced their career choices regardless of their international connection. Snacks will be provided.

Meet the Department of History Event
Date: Tuesday, September 22nd
Time: 6:00-8:00PM
Location: Kuhn House
Description: Faculty, staff, and student organizations representing the Department of History will be at the Kuhn House to introduce students to various research, service, and leadership opportunities offered through the department. Students interested in a major/minor, taking GE courses, or a career involving history should attend as faculty from all areas will be presenting. This event is meant to be casual and interactive, but also informative, as the Department will have research, service, and internship opportunities available. Food and drink will be provided by the IA Scholars program.

IA Departmental Series

I am proud to announce a collaboration between four separate departments on campus with the IA Scholars program. The Department of History, Department of Political Science, Department of Spanish & Portuguese and International Studies Undergraduate program will be providing the program with plenty of access to faculty, staff, internships, service, and research opportunities. As part of the collaborative, we will also be having IA Departmental Events, including three separate Meet the Faculty events. These will allow students interested in majoring/minoring or taking courses (including research, leadership, and service) to get to know staff and faculty and what each department has to offer.

Meet the Department Events:
Department of History – Tuesday, September 22nd – 6-8PM – Kuhn House
Department of Political Science – Wednesday, October 21st – 6-8PM – Kuhn House
Department of Spanish & Portuguese – Wednesday, November 4th – 6-8PM – Kuhn House



As many of you know by now, the IA Scholars program will be working directly with the Honors & Scholars Center in implementing an e-portfolio. This serve many purposes and will be a great resource for students to collect their experiences in the program, develop a professional identity online, and use as a launching pad for their career beyond the program. We are looking forward to using this moving forward!


Student Advocacy Center & Multicultural Center at Ohio State

On campus over the next four to five years you will experience both the highs and lows of being a college student. Two great resources to help you go through those and to better understand the students, both in IA and across campus are the Student Advocacy Center ( and the Multicultural Center (

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IA Scholars STEP Pilot Program

The IA Scholars Program is working with STEP (Second-year transformational  on an all-Scholars pilot program that connects second-year on-campus students to faculty specializing in internationally themed topics. With roughly fifty students and three separate cohorts (one faculty per cohort), we have one of the largest pilot groups among all of the Scholars program. Moving forward, we are looking to expand this program and make it an integral part of the second-year experience for IA Scholars!


Honors & Scholars Launch and Kuhnival Event

The Honors & Scholars Launch and Second-Year Kuhnival Event are great ways for IA Scholars to interact and meet follow Honors & Scholars students who are not in their scholars group. While it is important to build community with your own cohort, it is great to see there are many others on campus doing similar things as you! The Honors & Scholars Launch will take place immediately after the IA Welcome Event and we will go there together as a group. The Second-Year Kuhnival event will take place on Monday, August 24th at 12:00PM at the Kuhn House. Look for more information from the Center moving forward!