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Diversity and Global Awareness

Thursday
Aug 31, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Harry Potter & Social Justice
      This session will explore themes from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and how it relates to larger topics of social justice. First year students will be able to understand how diversity and inclusion can help enhance their college experience through examining book/movie themes. This session will cover topics of privilege, oppression, and societal structures that connect Harry Potter to the first year student experience to help them better understand their exposure to a diverse university through a fun lens.

Friday
Sep 01, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Who am I
      Figuring out who you are and how you relate to the people around you in your first year can be challenging. This interactive workshop covers social identities, privilege, and an activity to help participants reflect on their experiences with various identities. This presentation is great for student organizations, classrooms, and any group looking to learn more about themselves and each other.

Friday
Sep 08, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Marvel Movies & Social Justice
      This session will explore themes from Marvel Movies and how it relates to larger topics of social justice. First year students will be able to understand how diversity and inclusion can help enhance their college experience through examining comic/movie themes. This session will cover topics of privilege, oppression, and societal structures that connect Marvel to the first year student experience to help them better understand their exposure to a diverse university through a fun lens.

Monday
Sep 11, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Feminism and Video Gaming
      This session will explore interactions of gender in video games. First year students will be able to understand how issues of gender can help enhance their college experience through examining video game themes. This session will cover topics of privilege, oppression, and societal structures that connect gender and video gaming to the first year student experience to help them better understand their exposure to a diverse university through a fun lens.

Monday
Sep 11, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:00PM
Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?
      This workshop is an introduction to social identities, group dynamics, and privilege. During this interactive session, students will get an introduction to social identities and how they show up in our daily lives. Students will engage in reflection and dialogue about the unique aspects of their identity while also exploring how diversity adds to our campus community.

Monday
Sep 11, 2017
8:00PM
    -
9:00PM
Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?
      This workshop is an introduction to social identities, group dynamics, and privilege. During this interactive session, students will get an introduction to social identities and how they show up in our daily lives. Students will engage in reflection and dialogue about the unique aspects of their identity while also exploring how diversity adds to our campus community.

Wednesday
Sep 13, 2017
1:00PM
    -
2:30PM
How to Navigate Native American Student Services at OSU
      Do you identify as Native American and attend Ohio State University? This session is designed to help first year, transfer, returning, and graduate students navigate Native American campus life. Additionally, students are able to get connected with campus and community resources, have an opportunity to ask questions about the climate on campus, connect with one another, and build community.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
10:00AM
    -
11:00AM
Education Abroad Expo
      The Office of International Affairs invites students to the 2016 Study Abroad Expo, which will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo will give students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and to learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, as well as to learn how to apply for a passport. Students won't want to miss this year's Study Abroad Expo - mark your calendar for September 14! A table close to the entrance of the Expo will have all the information students need in order to get credit for this session; students are advised to check in there upon arriving to receive all instructions.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Education Abroad Expo
      The Office of International Affairs invites students to the 2016 Study Abroad Expo, which will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo will give students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and to learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, as well as to learn how to apply for a passport. Students won't want to miss this year's Study Abroad Expo - mark your calendar for September 14! A table close to the entrance of the Expo will have all the information students need in order to get credit for this session; students are advised to check in there upon arriving to receive all instructions.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Education Abroad Expo
      The Office of International Affairs invites students to the 2016 Study Abroad Expo, which will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo will give students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and to learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, as well as to learn how to apply for a passport. Students won't want to miss this year's Study Abroad Expo - mark your calendar for September 14! A table close to the entrance of the Expo will have all the information students need in order to get credit for this session; students are advised to check in there upon arriving to receive all instructions.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
Education Abroad Expo
      The Office of International Affairs invites students to the 2016 Study Abroad Expo, which will be held on Thursday, September 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Archie Griffin East Ballroom at the Ohio Union. The Expo will give students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and to learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors in more than 100 countries on all seven continents, as well as to learn how to apply for a passport. Students won't want to miss this year's Study Abroad Expo - mark your calendar for September 14! A table close to the entrance of the Expo will have all the information students need in order to get credit for this session; students are advised to check in there upon arriving to receive all instructions.

Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
3:30PM
    -
5:00PM
Know & Engage the World: How and Why to Internationalize Your Time at Ohio State
      The twenty-first century college student understands that an internationalized education is important, but what does that mean? And how should one go about internationalizing one's education? This session will help students to answer these very questions by acquainting them with a number of study abroad opportunities and campus-based opportunities.

Thursday
Sep 21, 2017
9:00AM
    -
10:30AM
Education Abroad 101: How to Get Your Journey Started
      Interested in studying abroad but not sure how to get the process started? This session is for you! Study Abroad staff and returned students will put you on the right path and guide you through those first few steps.

Friday
Sep 22, 2017
10:00AM
    -
11:30AM
Where Will May Take You? Global May Study Abroad Programs (Brazil, Bolivia, Spain)
      The Office of International Affairs offers several study abroad programs specifically intended for first and second year students of any major. Study abroad is a valuable part of the Ohio State curriculum and these Global May programs provide the earliest opportunity for you to study abroad while allowing you to go abroad again later in your college career. Come and learn more about these Global May programs in Brazil, China, Great Britain, Hungary, Mexico, New Zealand, France, Spain, and Uganda. This session will feature the programs in Spain, Bolivia, and Brazil.

Friday
Sep 22, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?
      This workshop is an introduction to social identities, group dynamics, and privilege. During this interactive session, students will get an introduction to social identities and how they show up in our daily lives. Students will engage in reflection and dialogue about the unique aspects of their identity while also exploring how diversity adds to our campus community.

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:30PM
Funding Your Education Abroad Experience
      Help turn your dream of studying abroad into a reality, even with concerns about financing your journey! Learn more about the types of funding available for study abroad programs: financial aid and how it works, Ohio State scholarships, external scholarships and creative ways to raise additional funds. The keys to success are to start early and to be proactive.

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?
      This workshop is an introduction to social identities, group dynamics, and privilege. During this interactive session, students will get an introduction to social identities and how they show up in our daily lives. Students will engage in reflection and dialogue about the unique aspects of their identity while also exploring how diversity adds to our campus community.

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Water Protectors: Understanding the Dakota Access Pipeline Protests.
      The United States government in tandem with capitalistic enterprises have a long history of engaging in ecological abuse of economically marginalized people. This is especially true of those of the Standing Rock Lakota Tribe within the Dakota region of the United States. The Dakota Access Pipeline protests bring together the need for ecological, historical, and social justice for native identified individuals within our nation. This presentation will focus on the economic and ecological disenfranchisement of Standing Rock Tribe members in the Dakota Region and the psychological effects/historical trauma which influences the the protest today.

Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Small Talk Across Cultures
      How do you start, maintain, and end a compelling conversation? How do you network a room full of people? How do you do these across a culture different from your own? Having impressive conversation/communication skills is a vital skill to have in any career and are delightful to use everyday.This workshop will focus on the fine art of conversation, intercultural communication, and practice those skills with real people. The Office of International Affairs invites domestic and international students for a short lecture on hints and tips for great conversation, communicating across cultures then finally practice with members of the International Scholar Conversation Hour! This is very interactive workshop where participants will be required to talk to several new people in focused speaking exercises. International Visiting Scholars are very accomplished individuals from around the world and are at Ohio State to do research, teach, and some to improve their English. Many meet every Wednesday to improve their cultural knowledge and improve their English as a Second Language speaking skills. "Small Talk Across Cultures" is a beneficial arrangement for both parties; OSU students get to meet a variety interesting people from around the world, scholars and ESL learners get to practice their English and all learn useful strategies for meeting new people and having great conversations. This lecture will be led by Dan Montour. He is a professional Public Speaking and Interpersonal Facilitator who uses Applied Improvisation and traditional English as a Second Language pedagogy to create engaging, practical, and really fun lessons. So be prepared to be a little comfortably awkward and push your communication limits.

Monday
Oct 02, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?
      This workshop is an introduction to social identities, group dynamics, and privilege. During this interactive session, students will get an introduction to social identities and how they show up in our daily lives. Students will engage in reflection and dialogue about the unique aspects of their identity while also exploring how diversity adds to our campus community.

Monday
Oct 02, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Say What!? Understanding Microaggressions in Everyday Life
      This workshop will explore several examples of microaggressions using material from "35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say that Widen the Diversity Gap" by Dr. Maura Cullen. This session deeply explores the concept of intent vs. impact and how to hold ourselves accountable when we say something hurtful. There will be large and small group discussions, videos, and an opportunity for participants to provide further examples.

Monday
Oct 02, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:45PM
First Generation College Students: Empowering Ourselves Through Our Stories + Pizza
      This is a session for First Generation College Students (broadly defined as anyone who's parents never completed college). In this session we will learn about the inherent strength that comes with being a first generation college student. The first portion of the session will be listening to three first generation graduate students tell their stories of working through college. The second portion will focus on identifying strengths and coping skills that ones first generation identity inherently provides. Come eat, listen, and learn!

Tuesday
Oct 03, 2017
10:00AM
    -
11:15AM
Droppin' Science: Introduction to Hip Hop Research
      Droppin’ Science is an innovative and interactive session that introduces participants to basic research methods and resources. This 75-minute session uses the theme of Hip Hop Culture for students to explore the subject matter and develop research skills for lifelong learning.

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
1:00PM
    -
2:30PM
Know & Engage the World: How and Why to Internationalize Your Time at Ohio State
      The twenty-first century college student understands that an internationalized education is important, but what does that mean? And how should one go about internationalizing one's education? This session will help students to answer these very questions by acquainting them with a number of study abroad opportunities and campus-based opportunities.

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:00PM
Say What!? Understanding Microaggressions in Everyday Life
      This workshop will explore several examples of microaggressions using material from "35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say that Widen the Diversity Gap" by Dr. Maura Cullen. This session deeply explores the concept of intent vs. impact and how to hold ourselves accountable when we say something hurtful. There will be large and small group discussions, videos, and an opportunity for participants to provide further examples.

Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
9:00AM
    -
10:30AM
Where Will May Take You? Global May Study Abroad Programs (Hungary, France, China)
      The Office of International Affairs offers several study abroad programs specifically intended for first and second year students of any major. Study abroad is a valuable part of the Ohio State curriculum and these Global May programs provide the earliest opportunity for you to study abroad while allowing you to go abroad again later in your college career. Come and learn more about these Global May programs in Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and Uganda. This session will feature the programs in Hungary, Uganda, and China.

Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
1:30PM
    -
3:00PM
Funding Your Education Abroad Experience
      Help turn your dream of studying abroad into a reality, even with concerns about financing your journey! Learn more about the types of funding available for study abroad programs: financial aid and how it works, Ohio State scholarships, external scholarships and creative ways to raise additional funds. The keys to success are to start early and to be proactive.

Monday
Oct 16, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Tuesday
Oct 17, 2017
5:30PM
    -
6:30PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
8:00PM
    -
9:00PM
Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?
      This workshop is an introduction to social identities, group dynamics, and privilege. During this interactive session, students will get an introduction to social identities and how they show up in our daily lives. Students will engage in reflection and dialogue about the unique aspects of their identity while also exploring how diversity adds to our campus community.

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:30PM
Education Abroad 101: How to Get Your Journey Started
      Interested in studying abroad but not sure how to get the process started? This session is for you! Study Abroad staff and returned students will put you on the right path and guide you through those first few steps.

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
5:30PM
    -
6:30PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Say What!? Understanding Microaggressions in Everyday Life
      This workshop will explore several examples of microaggressions using material from "35 Dumb Things Well-Intended People Say that Widen the Diversity Gap" by Dr. Maura Cullen. This session deeply explores the concept of intent vs. impact and how to hold ourselves accountable when we say something hurtful. There will be large and small group discussions, videos, and an opportunity for participants to provide further examples.

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Tuesday
Oct 31, 2017
1:30PM
    -
2:45PM
Droppin' Science: Introduction to Hip Hop Research
      Droppin’ Science is an innovative and interactive session that introduces participants to basic research methods and resources. This 75-minute session uses the theme of Hip Hop Culture for students to explore the subject matter and develop research skills for lifelong learning.

Tuesday
Oct 31, 2017
4:30PM
    -
5:30PM
Honoring Our Ancestors
      Día de Muertos (Day of the dead) is a traditional Latin American holiday, where communities honor and celebrate the lives of family and friends who have gone before them. Each community have a unique Día de Muertos traditions. However, the common beliefs of the two-day celebration—traditionally held November 1 and 2, and coinciding with the Christian All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day—are that the dead return home, visit loved ones, and feast on their favorite foods. At this workshop, you will learn about the indigenous traditions across the Americas and will work on a “calavera” (traditional poetry during Dia de Muertos). Connect with your inner writer and honor your family traditions and cultural practices.

Thursday
Nov 02, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Thursday
Nov 02, 2017
5:00PM
    -
7:00PM
Movember - Are You Man Enough? A Discussion on Mental Health and Asian Masculinity Presented by The Pan Asian Mental Wellness Association + Food!
      This is a presentation/discussion of traditional and non-traditional masculine identities among Asian identified men and the effect on mental health. The media often portrays Asian identified men as asexual and emasculated. This misrepresentation can often have negative effects on Asian identified men’s social lives and identities. Join Counseling and Consultation Services and The Pan Asian Mental Wellness Association for a critical dialogue on this important topic. Also there will be food!

Saturday
Nov 04, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
How to Navigate Native American Student Services at OSU
      Do you identify as Native American and attend Ohio State University? This session is designed to help first year, transfer, returning, and graduate students navigate Native American campus life. Additionally, students are able to get connected with campus and community resources, have an opportunity to ask questions about the climate on campus, connect with one another, and build community.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:30PM
Where Will May Take You? Global May Study Abroad Programs (New Zealand, Uganda, Great Britain)
      The Office of International Affairs offers several study abroad programs specifically intended for first and second year students of any major. Study abroad is a valuable part of the Ohio State curriculum and these Global May programs provide the earliest opportunity for you to study abroad while allowing you to go abroad again later in your college career. Come and learn more about these Global May programs in Brazil, China, France, Great Britain, Hungary, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and Uganda. This session will feature the programs in New Zealand, Morocco, and Great Britain.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Speak Up
      This is an interactive workshop that gives participants basic strategies to “speak up” against bias and covers quick easy tips for holding others accountable for their words and actions. The material from this presentation is primarily drawn from the publication "Speak Up at School: How to Repond to Everyday Prejudice, Bias, and Stereotypes" by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
5 Under 25: Study Abroad
      Five recent graduates of The Ohio State University come back to campus to share their wisdom with first year students. Join the Student-Alumni Council and some fellow Buckeyes to learn about the opportunities of studying abroad.. Panelists will discuss how international experiences at Ohio State shaped their academic and career paths. 5 Under 25 will give you a glimpse of where your education at Ohio State can take you.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:30PM
Talk by Frances FitzGerald, Author of The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America (2017)
      Frances FitzGerald's newst book, The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America, was published on April 4, 2017 and is a definitive history of the evangelical movement, its central figures, and its long-reaching influence upon American history, politics, and culture. FitzGerald's talk will be followed by a panel discussion that will be moderated by Paul Beck (Political Science, Ohio State). The panelists will include Tim Ahrens (Senior Minister of First Congregational Church, UCC in downtown Columbus), and Rich Nathan (Senior Pastor of Vineyard Columbus). This event is presented by The 2017-18 COMPAS Program on Religion and co-sponsored by Honors and Scholars.

Tuesday
Nov 07, 2017
3:30PM
    -
5:00PM
Education Abroad 101: How to Get Your Journey Started
      Interested in studying abroad but not sure how to get the process started? This session is for you! Study Abroad staff and returned students will put you on the right path and guide you through those first few steps.

Tuesday
Nov 07, 2017
5:30PM
    -
6:30PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Tuesday
Nov 07, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:45PM
Droppin' Science: Introduction to Hip Hop Research
      Droppin’ Science is an innovative and interactive session that introduces participants to basic research methods and resources. This 75-minute session uses the theme of Hip Hop Culture for students to explore the subject matter and develop research skills for lifelong learning.

Wednesday
Nov 08, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
Movember - Take the Mask Off and Be A Man Presentation
      This presentation/session will focus on Men and Masculinities. Included will be a discussion about toxic masculinity and how re-defining masculinity is important to promoting healthy manhood, ending violence against women, and other forms of oppression. Also included will be resources for men to take next steps to redefine manhood.

Thursday
Nov 09, 2017
9:00AM
    -
10:30AM
Funding Your Education Abroad Experience
      Help turn your dream of studying abroad into a reality, even with concerns about financing your journey! Learn more about the types of funding available for study abroad programs: financial aid and how it works, Ohio State scholarships, external scholarships and creative ways to raise additional funds. The keys to success are to start early and to be proactive.

Thursday
Nov 09, 2017
9:00AM
    -
10:30AM
Know & Engage the World: How and Why to Internationalize Your Time at Ohio State
      The twenty-first century college student understands that an internationalized education is important, but what does that mean? And how should one go about internationalizing one's education? This session will help students to answer these very questions by acquainting them with a number of study abroad opportunities and campus-based opportunities.

Thursday
Nov 09, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
What Does It Mean to be Native American at OSU?
      Are you interested in learning more about the Native American community at Ohio State? This presentation will explore the unique and complicated identity journey that many Native American students experience while attending college.

Thursday
Nov 09, 2017
6:00PM
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8:30AM
Movember - NOT-so Comedy Night: Sexual Assault and the Media in American and South East Asian Culture + Delicious Food
      This Movember event, put on by Unmasked at OSU and Hindi Club at OSU, will be a great educative entertainment event! Often in both American and Indian culture, sexual assault is displayed in a comical way in the media. On the surface this can seem, harmless or even funny, but it can sometimes have nefarious undertones which reinforce norms around sexual violence. At this event, short clips from Indian and American media (movie, stand-up, TV series, web series, etc.) that display the topic of sexual assault will be shown to the audience. After each clip we will break into small groups to critically analyze what we have seen.

Sunday
Nov 12, 2017
2:30PM
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3:30PM
Queer Compass: Navigating LGBTQ Life at Ohio State
      The Ohio State University and the Columbus area have a lot to offer our LGBTQIAP and allied students. Come by the MCC this Saturday for a preview of queer life on (and off) campus. We will be sharing information about LGBTQ cohort groups, student organizations, local LGBTQ-friendly services, campus resources, and more!

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
7:00AM
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8:00PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
10:00AM
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11:00AM
Harry Potter & Social Justice
      This session will explore themes from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and how it relates to larger topics of social justice. First year students will be able to understand how diversity and inclusion can help enhance their college experience through examining book/movie themes. This session will cover topics of privilege, oppression, and societal structures that connect Harry Potter to the first year student experience to help them better understand their exposure to a diverse university through a fun lens.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
7:00PM
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8:00PM
Speak Up
      This is an interactive workshop that gives participants basic strategies to “speak up” against bias and covers quick easy tips for holding others accountable for their words and actions. The material from this presentation is primarily drawn from the publication "Speak Up at School: How to Repond to Everyday Prejudice, Bias, and Stereotypes" by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
5:30PM
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6:30PM
Online Discussion on Climate Policy
      Students will participate in an online discussion of three broad climate policy options: reducing carbon emissions, preparing and protecting our communities, and accelerating innovation. Students will have the chance to share their perspectives on these policies and have a semi-structured debate about them. Students will also receive a survey before and after the discussion. All instructions for participating in the discussion and completing the surveys will be emailed to students a few days prior to the session. Important note: Students will be given a consent form at the beginning of the pre-survey sent to them. Answering "yes" on this consent form will allow the presenters of this session to use your survey responses and discussion comments for research purposes. Answering "no" on this consent form disallows the presenters from using your responses and discussion for research. Your response on the consent form WILL NOT AFFECT whether you receive FYE credit for the discussion.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
3:00PM
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4:00PM
Marvel Movies & Social Justice
      This session will explore themes from Marvel Movies and how it relates to larger topics of social justice. First year students will be able to understand how diversity and inclusion can help enhance their college experience through examining comic/movie themes. This session will cover topics of privilege, oppression, and societal structures that connect Marvel to the first year student experience to help them better understand their exposure to a diverse university through a fun lens.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
8:00PM
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9:00PM
Trans 101
      Come to learn more about Trans people and communities, and how to help create a more inclusive inclusive environment for all gender and sexual identities at Ohio State.

Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
12:00PM
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1:00PM
Small Talk Across Cultures
      How do you start, maintain, and end a compelling conversation? How do you network a room full of people? How do you do these across a culture different from your own? Having impressive conversation/communication skills is a vital skill to have in any career and are delightful to use everyday.This workshop will focus on the fine art of conversation, intercultural communication, and practice those skills with real people. The Office of International Affairs invites domestic and international students for a short lecture on hints and tips for great conversation, communicating across cultures then finally practice with members of the International Scholar Conversation Hour! This is very interactive workshop where participants will be required to talk to several new people in focused speaking exercises. International Visiting Scholars are very accomplished individuals from around the world and are at Ohio State to do research, teach, and some to improve their English. Many meet every Wednesday to improve their cultural knowledge and improve their English as a Second Language speaking skills. "Small Talk Across Cultures" is a beneficial arrangement for both parties; OSU students get to meet a variety interesting people from around the world, scholars and ESL learners get to practice their English and all learn useful strategies for meeting new people and having great conversations. This lecture will be led by Dan Montour. He is a professional Public Speaking and Interpersonal Facilitator who uses Applied Improvisation and traditional English as a Second Language pedagogy to create engaging, practical, and really fun lessons. So be prepared to be a little comfortably awkward and push your communication limits.

Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
6:00PM
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8:30PM
Movember at the Movies: Screening and Discussion: The Mask You Live In + Pizza
      Masculinity is a predominant, but rarely discussed, feature of Contemporary American Film. As part of the Movember Men’s Mental Health Month, please join us in this showing of the documentary, The Mask You Live. This documentary follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. The film will be followed by a discussion.

Monday
Nov 20, 2017
3:00PM
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4:00PM
Harry Potter & Social Justice
      This session will explore themes from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and how it relates to larger topics of social justice. First year students will be able to understand how diversity and inclusion can help enhance their college experience through examining book/movie themes. This session will cover topics of privilege, oppression, and societal structures that connect Harry Potter to the first year student experience to help them better understand their exposure to a diverse university through a fun lens.

Monday
Nov 20, 2017
4:00PM
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5:00PM
Who Am I? Who Are You? Who Are We?
      This workshop is an introduction to social identities, group dynamics, and privilege. During this interactive session, students will get an introduction to social identities and how they show up in our daily lives. Students will engage in reflection and dialogue about the unique aspects of their identity while also exploring how diversity adds to our campus community.

Tuesday
Nov 21, 2017
3:00PM
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4:00PM
Marvel Movies & Social Justice
      This session will explore themes from Marvel Movies and how it relates to larger topics of social justice. First year students will be able to understand how diversity and inclusion can help enhance their college experience through examining comic/movie themes. This session will cover topics of privilege, oppression, and societal structures that connect Marvel to the first year student experience to help them better understand their exposure to a diverse university through a fun lens.