Welcome Back IA Scholars!

The following information was sent out in an email from Jen, and has also been added to the Upcoming Events page. Please note that all Scholars are expected to attend the meeting this Thursday, January 14th!

Thursday, January 14th from 6:00-7:30pm, Lazenby 0021
This is our first community meeting of the semester where all 1st and 2nd year IA students will be in attendance. As a general reminder, please keep Thursdays from 6:00pm-7:30pm open for IA meetings. The schedule of who attends the meetings will rotate between all community, first year and second year meetings. We will also cover expectations for the semester, as well as an overview of events. If you have a conflict, contact Jen (shields-mcleod.1) directly.

Monday, January 18th, Meet in the Smith-Steeb lobby at 7:30am to walk over together
IA will participate in the annual MLK Day of Service hosted by the Ohio Union this upcoming Monday. This is a great opportunity to engage in service while getting to know other IAers! Meet in the Smith-Steeb lobby at 7:30am on Monday and a member of the LC will be there to lead you to the union. You can expect to be done with the event by about 2:00pm.

Monday’s from 1:30pm-2:30pm in the Smith-Steeb Scholars office (located on the Steeb side) and Tuesdays, 2:30pm-3:30pm, Smith Lab 4192
Jen will hold weekly office hours every Monday and Tuesday this semester. Monday’s office hours will be located in Smith-Steeb and Tuesday’s hours will be located in Jen’s office in Smith Lab. *Note: there will be no office hours on university holidays including this upcoming Monday, January 18th.

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!


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!


IA Welcome Event: August 23rd!!

The official International Affairs Welcome Event for first-year IA Scholars will take place on Sunday, August 23rd at 1:30PM in the Browning Amphitheature behind the Kuhn Honors & Scholars House. This will be a great time for all the incoming IA Scholars to meet and get to know each other while also introducing them to Beau and the Leadership Council. We look forward to seeing you all there!