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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Mon, Nov. 23, 2015

Call For Nominations - 2016 Ohio State Marion Teaching Excellence Award
Do you know a professor who is dedicated to teaching and from whom you learned a lot? Nominate him or her for the OSU-Marion Campus Teaching Excellence Award! Complete the nomination form online at or use a paper copy available at the Campus Information Desk, Morrill Hall Room 150. Nominations will be accepted from November 14, 2015 through January 16, 2016.

2016 Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium
Ohio State Marion undergraduate students from any discipline and all academic levels are eligible to present their research and creative projects at the Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium. All are eligible to win up to $500 in scholarship funding. Research Projects may originate from undergraduate coursework or through formal research mentoring by a faculty member. All Ohio State Marion undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to participate.

The colloquium is structured with two 1-hour poster sessions, where students discuss their projects and answer questions about the research. A Researchers Lunch and award ceremony follows the morning colloquium.

Colloquium will be during the spring semester on Friday, March 25th. Submissions due by Friday, March 11. More information and submission form can be found at:

New Study Tour Announced: Paris, Florence, and Venice
March 9-18, 2017
Sign up before December 15, 2015 and recieve a $200 discount!

Student Price: $3,110          Adult Price (20 and over): $3,475

Venice is known for its canals. The Florence Duomo and Pisas Leaning Tower show that architectural icons come in many shapes and sizes. The Principality of Monaco is all about glitz, with its palace and casino, while Paris reveals itself in many ways, from the Tuileries gardens to the cafe4s on the Champs-E4lyse4es.

This tour includes sights such as:
.  St. Mark's Square
.  Grand Canal
.  Doge's Palace
.  Ponte Vecchio
.  Pisa Baptistery and Cathedral
.  Leaning Tower of Pisa
.  Prince's Palace
.  Monaco Cathedral
.  Notre Dame Cathedral
.  Palace de la Concorde
.  The Eiffel Tower
.  and more!

For more information about this study tour, contact Dr. Zuheir Alidib at or visit and enter the Tour ID#:1799762FE

Beat Michigan Week at the Alber Student Center
Monday, November 23:
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Free brats, nachos, etc.
12 p.m. - Break the Pinata
12:30 p.m. - Former Ohio State Quarterback & Team Captain Stanley Jackson talks all things Buckeyes!
1:30-3 p.m. - Cornhole Tournament (sign up at the Marion Campus Recreation office or emailing

Tuesday, November 24:
9 a.m. - Buckeye Necklaces (all day) Donuts and Coffee
12-1 p.m. - Beat Michigan Trivia
1 p.m. - Three point shootout (sign up at the Marion Campus Recreation office or emailing

Sponsored by Marion Campus Recreation & Ohio State Marion Office of Student Life | Diversity & Inclusion. Call 740-725-6206 for more information.

Upcoming Library Hours
November 13-29 (Thanksgiving Break)
Monday-Tuesday: 8am-8pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

November 30-December 6
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

December 7-13 (Exam Week)
Monday-Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

December 14-20
Monday- Thursday: 8am-8pm
Friday: 8am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday Closed

December 12-January 3 (Winter Break): Closed

The library will resume regular semester hours on Monday January 4th, 2016.

Thanksgiving Break and Columbus Day Observed
Wednesday, November 25 - no classes, offices open
Thursday, November 26 (Thanksgiving Day) - no classes, offices closed
Friday, November 27 (Columbus Day Observed) - no classes, offices closed
Saturday, November 28 - campus closed - all campus buildings will be locked and there will be no maintenance or custodial staff on campus this day

2016 Ohio State Marion Study Tour to India
May 3-17, 2016
This study tour has been planned to provide students with opportunities to study and experience Indian culture. This trip will provide a first-hand opportunity to view an emerging Asian nation in a globalizing world. This tour is open to OSU and MTC students, staff, and faculty for a tentative price of $2,650. Students will register for 5 credit hours of HIstory 2798 for spring 2016. Approximately fifteen applicants will be accepted into the study tour. The program is designed for individuals who have an interest in contemporary affairs, global studies and Indias history, cultures, economy, and educational system.

Some of the tour cites include:
- Mumbai
- Ellora and Ajanta Caves
- Udaipur
- Jaipur
- Agra
- Delhi

For more information about the India Tour, contact Vladimir Steffel at and visit the India Tour web page at

Ohio General Assembly Internship Accepting Applications for Spring Semester
The Office of Government Affairs Internship Program provides sophomores, juniors and seniors an unpaid, semester-long internship with the Ohio General Assembly. Students selected for the program will be placed in the office of a State Representative, State Senator or caucus policy office in downtown Columbus and have the option of earning 3 hours of credit for their work. The office will be hosting information sessions during the Week of November 16. For more information about the internship and how to apply, please visit

Open Mic & Coffee House
Wednesday, December 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Alber Student Center
Enjoy free coffee and cookies as we listen to talented Marion Campus students perform. Any students interested in performing can contact Karen Leuthold at 740-725-6273 or

Scholarship Renewed for 2016
Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 9th year. We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.
Scholarship Deadline - June 10, 2016.
Application Process Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our web site:

Anthropology Minor at Ohio State Marion
Did you know you can complete an Anthropology Minor at OSU-Marion? A minor in anthropology with an emphasis on the cultural subfield provides a thorough introduction to the study of cultural diversity around the globe. Coursework focuses on comparative analyses of the belief systems, values, economies, politics, marriage practices, and lifeways of contemporary human cultures.

Cultural Anthropology Minor Requirements:
15 Credit Hours in Anthropology, including:
   -  Anthropology 2202 (Peoples and Cultures: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology)
   -  Anthropology 3525 (History of Anthropological Theory)
   -  A Regional Survey Course (Anthropology 3350, 3400, 3416, 3417, 3418, 3419, or 3420)
             - OSUM offers Anthropology 3420 (Indians of North America)
   -  A Topical Course (Anthropology 3302, 3334, 3403, 3597.01, 3597.02, 4597.05H, 5600,
      5601, 5602, 5614, 5615, 5620, 5621, 5622, 5623, 5624, 5625, 5626, 5630, 5645, or
      5651) - OSUM has offered Anthropology 5625 (Anthropology of Religion), 5624
      (Anthropology of Food), 3597.02 (Women, Culture, and Development), and more
      offerings are on the way

The remaining 3 credit hours may be chosen from either category above or from another subfield (archaeology or physical anthropology), with a faculty advisor's permission. At OSUM, we also offer: Anthropology 2200 (Introduction to Physical Anthropology), Anthropology 2201 (Introduction to Archaeology), and Anthropology 2241 (The Middle East Close-Up)

Contact Anna Willow, at or Stewart Jobrack at

Attention Soon To Be Graduates...
The Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) will soon be seeking applicants for the 2017 Legislative and Telecommunication Fellowship Program. Full-time fellows receive full state of Ohio employee benefits and are paid $28,000.00 per year, with the opportunity to earn a $2,000.00 bonus. The application period beginning January 1, 2016. All backgrounds are welcome and no political experience is required. Visit: for complete information.

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