Looking for ways to better market our classes, ASC Communications is testing a new approach with an online bulletin board featuring nearly 100 key courses from across the college. Driven by submissions by departments, this board will be live and marketed throughout the scheduling window for autumn quarter. We will be driving traffic to the listing with direct email; social media; high-traffic, student-oriented webpages on the ASC website; and on-campus digital posters.
Dean Manderscheid is Making Our Students' Spring Break Even Better!
Last week, Dean Manderscheid held his annual contest for students to win his money for spring break. The rules were simple: tweet why you love being an arts and sciences major. This year, there were more than 200 entries from students all across the college. Check out what the winners had to say and see all the other entries on Twitter.
Attend a Strategic Planning Workshop
Strategic Planning Workshops begin today and go through the end of the month; there are still spots open in most sessions. Cross-college representation is needed – your participation is incredibly valuable for the planning process and helps set our path going forward. Sessions focus on: Excellent Faculty and Programs; Undergraduate Students; Graduate Students; Diversity and Values; Efficiency and Growth; Research, Creative Activity and Entrepreneurial Growth; Leadership and Advocacy; and Outreach and Engagement.
ASC Outstanding Staff Awards: Nominations Due This Week
The College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Staff Awards recognize staff members whose performance demonstrates sustained excellence in overall job performance and has improved or enhanced work life and services of faculty, staff, students, and/or the university. Special consideration will be given to staff who have enhanced the visibility of the college through interdisciplinary connections and/or university community service.
Mindfulness Training for Healthy Aging
Stephanie Fountain-Zaragoza, graduate student in psychology, is lead author of a new study on how best to apply mindfulness practices with aging populations. “Mindfulness is a practice that really serves as a way to foster a greater quality of life and there’s been some thought that it could help with cognitive decline as we age,” said Fountain-Zaragoza. Older people are an especially important population to study given diminished social support, physical limitations and changes in cognitive health.
Husband and Wife Share Two Decades of Buckeye Love
Don Hubin, professor emeritus of philosophy and director of the Center for Ethics and Human Values, and Julie Carpenter-Hubin, Assistant Vice President of Institutional Research and Planning, can be seen holding hands and walking across the Oval to their offices nearly every morning. Married 22 years, this faculty-staff couple enjoy the opportunity to see the university from each other's perspectives.
How Much is a Five-Star Recruit Worth? Ask Economist Trevon Logan
With the ever-increasing focus on the financial aspects of collegiate sports, many are wondering how much athletes are worth to their colleges and universities. Trevon Logan, professor and chair, economics, is co-author of a study titled, “The Effect of Recruit Quality on College Football Team Performance,” published in the Journal of Sports Economics. Last week, Logan spoke with The Wall Street Journal to unravel the answers.
Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Announces Creation of Two Endowed Professorships
Dorothy Lichtenstein and the Board of the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation, in partnership with Ohio State, are pleased to announce that the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation has permanently endowed two high-level, named chairs. Two $3 million dollar endowments will support the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Endowed Chair of Art History and the Roy Lichtenstein Endowed Chair of Studio Art.
Your Guide to the Arts at Ohio State
From art galleries downtown to opera productions on stage, from Shakespeare to cinema, jazz fests and dance concerts — spring semester is full of visual and performing arts events.