My First Semester at OSU

Before I started college, while I wasn’t too worried about making friends, I was worried that I wouldn’t find a friend group to hang out with. Luckily, I was able to, largely because of Arts Scholars. My friend group consists of me and six other girls who are in Arts Scholars and also live on my floor, and we hang out together all the time. They are all super cool and fun to hang out with, and I’m so happy we all get to be friends. I am still a bit worried about not knowing for sure which classes to take and how to take full advantage of all the courses offered. But I recently completed a four-year schedule projection and I have a lot of open space to take more classes, so next semester I’m going to take more time to look at the course catalogue and further think about which ones will be most beneficial to me.

    I have had a really great experience in Arts Scholars this first semester. I love going to the events, especially the ones out in Columbus, such as the Greek Festival or the lights at the Columbus Zoo. Recently I haven’t had as much time to go to events as the beginning of the year, but I’m going to try to do more next semester. The community in Arts Scholars is also awesome. Everyone is so nice and welcoming, and I’ve made so many friends in the program. Next year, I would like to be more involved in the program. I would love to be a big to the upcoming first-years, and I’m planning to apply to the ALC if there are more openings. I’m also going to try to go to more events in general.

    Overall, I’ve had a great first semester at OSU, and I can’t wait to see what next semester brings!

Engage the Arts Topic Reflection

     The inspiration for my Engage the Arts project is the installation piece when an object reaches for your hand by Ann Hamilton, currently on display at the Wexner Center for the Arts. I was able to interact with this art piece on two separate occasions; I visited the gallery in order to complete an assignment for my contemporary art class, and I got to tour it a second time on the Arts Scholars’ excursion to the Wex. The art medium I’m using to recreate when an object reaches for your hand is song- I plan to write a song to perform through singing and playing my ukulele. I knew whatever inspiration piece I chose, I wanted to write a song because songwriting is a love of mine, and I knew that through this medium I would be the most passionate. As of right now, I think that my song will tell the stories of different objects depicted through Hamilton’s prints, combined with the hopeful themes of humanity communicated through her projections of text and the tranquility created by the bird sounds from the record players. Hamilton’s piece inspired me because it captures the beauty of the human experience, which is something I love to see in others’ art and convey through my own.

My First Week at OSU

    While my first week at Ohio State hasn’t quite met my expectations, that in no way means that it has been bad or unfulfilling. Welcome Week had some fun activities- I loved getting to see all the clubs at the involvement fair, getting to know more Arts Scholars during the retreat, and getting free Cane’s toast at BuckeyeFrenzy. The first week wasn’t quite as exciting or hectic as I expected it to be, but while I thought there would be a bit more going on, that’s also because I was exhausted and often elected to stay in my dorm room or chill with friends instead of attending activities. Overall, I’ve adjusted really well to my new life and new schedule. It’s strange- even though this is a completely new experience for me, it doesn’t feel that new. Even though I’ve only been here a couple weeks, it feels like I’ve been here for months. Maybe it’s because I spent so long preparing for college that actually being here is just the natural next step. In the same way, my class schedule doesn’t feel like a big change, except for the fact that I now get to take classes like Intro to World Cinema and Film and Literature, rather than APUSH and Chemistry. And even though the big college change hasn’t been quite what I expected, I get the feeling it’ll change me in ways I haven’t even considered.

About Me!

Hi! My name is Hannah Puckett and I’m very excited to be at OSU, especially in Arts Scholars. My arts interests are music, theatre, and film- I sing and play ukulele and piano, I absolutely love acting and did theatre all through high school, and I love film so much I made it my major! In addition to the arts I am passionate about sustainability and social equity. Some bucket list goals I have are I want to create and publish an EP or album with my own songs, and I want to write a play/musical; I also want to write and direct a short film. I’m psyched about everything I’m going to be learning at OSU this year, so I’m going to create a Reflective E-Portfolio- I hope to accomplish making it into a road map of my achievements freshman year, so come springtime I’ll be able to look back and see all that I’ve done.

I am in college to learn and grow. In addition to learning more about my major, I want to use the opportunities I have at OSU to learn more about the world and myself. After four years, I want to have a strongly developed worldview in addition to a stronger sense of self. My major is Moving-Image Production (and it’s actually a pre-major, so I’m going to try my best to be accepted into the major at the end of the year). I plan to minor in Theatre, and if I do get accepted into the major, I’ll need to also minor in Film Studies. I haven’t made a strong commitment to any extra-curriculars yet, but I’m planning to participate in Mad Royal Film Society, Adopt-A-School, Students Demand Action, Off the Lake, Ukulele Club, one of the many sustainability clubs on campus, and hopefully an a cappella group. I’d say my family has always been a major influence on who I am and what my interests are- my whole family loves music and theatre, and that’s definitely the biggest reason why I got into it too. My family has also always been incredibly supportive of all my academic and extracurricular efforts, meaning I’ve always been confident in my abilities to attend college and go after my dreams of working in the arts. As I’ve mentioned, I am passionate about music, theatre, and film, and I’m pursuing these passions by getting involved in music groups on campus and playing music by myself, auditioning for theatre productions, and majoring in film as well as being a part of Mad Royal. I’m passionate about the arts in general, and being in Arts Scholars has allowed me to be surrounded by what I love.

My future career interests are to work in cinematography, screenwriting, creative direction or main direction, either on film sets or for an online production company, because these combine my interests in creativity as well as technological production through filmmaking. I’ve had experience in film through the Video Production Club at my high school, as well as various film camps and summer film projects. When it comes to actual work, I held two different part-time jobs in high school, and currently work for the Office of Student Life.  I aim to impact the future through my career by making movies dealing with topics that are relevant and important for the well-being of people. For example, I am passionate about Deaf representation in film, and plan to make projects employing deaf actors utilizing accurate sign language. In addition, I want to address topics such as feminism, sexuality, mental health, sustainability, equity, compassion, etc. I want to create films that leave a lasting impression on the viewers through their artistry as well as their message.

I do not identify with any religious or cultural communities, but I would say I belong to the community of artists. I am passionate about very liberal beliefs; I am a feminist, I’m pro-choice, pro-LGBT, pro-gun control; I believe in creating environmentally conscious decisions for the sustainability of our planet; I strongly support the understanding and representation of disabled communities; most of all, I believe in working to understand and help people in need with compassion and love, whether it be minorities or people in crisis. I am a strong believer in love. Now, I contribute to my community by being vocal on social media with issues I’m passionate about, holding my beliefs in discussion of controversial topics, and participating in clubs such as Students Demand Action and soon, clubs for sustainability. I do feel like I can be doing much more to contribute to causes in which I believe strongly, and this year I hope to use the resources I have at OSU to do just that.

Even though this is an About Me post, truly, I feel like I’m very much a blank slate right now. I have my passions and my beliefs, but I still have a long ways to go in developing and learning about who I am as a person. I look forward to doing that this year, and using my E-Portfolio to document the process. 🙂

 

 

Career

[“Career” is where you can collect information about your experiences and skills that will apply to your future career.  Like your resume, this is information that will evolve over time and should be continually updated.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Artifacts

[Artifacts are the items you consider to be representative of your academic interests and achievements. For each entry, include both an artifact and a detailed annotation.  An annotation includes both a description of the artifact and a reflection on why it is important to you, what you learned, and what it means for your next steps.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

About Me

[Your “About Me” is a brief biographical statement that might include your intended major, your academic interests, your goals, as well as the things that make you unique.  Definitely include a picture! Also, remember that you can always update this post at any point. For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

Year in Review

[ “Year in Review”  is where you should reflect on the past year and show how you have evolved as a person and as a student.  You may want to focus on your growth in a particular area (as a leader, scholar, researcher, etc.) or you may want to talk about your overall experience over the past year.  For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.]

G.O.A.L.S.

[ “G.O.A.L.S.” is a place where students write about how their planned, current, and future activities may fit into the Honors & Scholars G.O.A.L.S.: Global Awareness, Original Inquiry, Academic Enrichment, Leadership Development, and Service Engagement. For more guidance on using your ePortfolio, including questions and prompts that will help you get started, please visit the Honors & Scholars ePortfolio course in Carmen. To get answers to specific questions, please email eportfolio@osu.edu. Delete these instructions and add your own post.

  • Global Awareness: Students cultivate and develop their appreciation for diversity and each individual’s unique differences. For example, consider course work, study abroad, involvement in cultural organizations or activities, etc.
  • Original Inquiry: Honors & Scholars students understand the research process by engaging in experiences ranging from in-class scholarly endeavors to creative inquiry projects to independent experiences with top researchers across campus and in the global community. For example, consider research, creative productions or performances, advanced course work, etc.
  • Academic Enrichment: Honors & Scholars students pursue academic excellence through rigorous curricular experiences beyond the university norm both in and out of the classroom.
  • Leadership Development: Honors & Scholars students develop leadership skills that can be demonstrated in the classroom, in the community, in their co-curricular activities, and in their future roles in society.
  • Service Engagement: Honors & Scholars students commit to service to the community.]