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  Ohio State Marion welcomes President Michael V. Drake to campus - Tues., March 24th

Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Tues., March 24, 2015

Ohio State President Michael V. Drake to visit Marion campus, Tues.
Dr. Michael V. Drake, 15th president of The Ohio State University, will make his first official visit to The Ohio State University at Marion and the Marion community on Tuesday, March 24th.

Dr. Drake will be on campus to meet with students, faculty, staff, and other campus administration and constituencies throughout the day Tuesday. He will deliver a public address at the Tuesday noon meeting of the Marion Rotary Club at the May Pavilion, Marion Palace Theatre. From 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., he will tour the historic Harding Hotel with community and campus leaders. He will visit a student apartment in the Harding Centre and meet with the public during a reception in the hotel’s lobby.  

For a complete biography on President Michael V. Drake visit:

Highlights of Ohio State President Michael Drake Visit to Ohio State Marion
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. President Drake arrives at Maynard Hall, Ohio State Marion

9:35 – 10:05 a.m. Bull Board Room, Meet with Dean Greg Rose, Vice Provost Jennifer Cowley, Dana Booth, OSU Marion Board & Campaign Committee

10:05 – 10:35 a.m. Guthery Community Room, Dr. Drake meets with faculty

10:40 a.m. -11:30 a.m. Campus tour (student interaction)

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Dr. Drake delivers Rotary speech. Introduction by Dean Greg Rose

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Visit Harding Centre, see student rooms, mix with community members

3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Dr. Drake meets with staff, Guthery Community Room

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Dr. Drake, 2nd meeting with faculty, Bull Board Room

A Taste of Culture International Festival
The Ohio State University at Marion's 8th Annual International Festival
Thursday, April 9th, 4:30-8 p.m. in the Alber Student Center

Admission is free and open to the public
(Food and beverage tickets will be available for purchase.)

The Ohio State University at Marion hosts A Taste of Culture International Festival, annually each spring at the Alber Student Center on the Marion campus. A Taste of Culture plays host to a multitude of informational booths, live entertainment, food from around the world, arts and crafts, and short educational discussions. Bringing together the customs, traditions, color, and flavor of peoples from diverse ethnicities highlights what organizers feel makes the event successful each year. Admission for this annual event is free and open to the public. Launched in 2008, 500-700 area residents attend this Ohio State Marion event each year.

Local vendors, restaurateurs, and community members provide samplings of food representative of ethnic cuisines from across the globe. Donations are encouraged for purchase of food tickets to sample the food on hand. Proceeds from donations for food items benefit minority scholarships at Ohio State Marion.

For more information or to get involved with A Taste of Culture, contact Shawn Jackson in The Ohio State University at Marion Office of Student Life at 740-725-6219 or email

Campus Change Day, April 14th
Are you planning to campus change to Columbus in summer or autumn semester? Attend Campus Change Day, Tuesday, April 14th, 12:40 p.m.
in Morrill Hall, Room 265. Students will be provided important information from Columbus campus staff representatives on parking, housing, meal plans, student resources, fees and more. Lunch will be provided!

Photos from OSUM's Spring 2015 trip to Ireland

>>> CLICK to view Emerald Isle Study Tour - part 1
>>> CLICK to view Emerald Isle Study Tour - part 2

Students from The Ohio State University at Marion spent spring break, March 12th-20th, learning about the culture of Ireland through EF Tours. 19 traveled to the Emerald Isle and experienced much of what this historic culture had to offer from the people, language, history, food, industry, and more! Students traveled with an experienced tour guide through towns and cities across the country including, Dublin, Galway, Cork, Cobh, Killarney, Kerry, Kildare. They toured world famous St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin, witnessed St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the small island villages, and walked the grounds of majestic castles from a bygone era. Students stood at the banks of the famed Cliffs of Moher, and traversed the halls of Cobh's Heritage Museum, learning about the potato famine, immigration to America, and the ill fated voyages of the Titanic and Lusitania.

Learning lunch on Weds. with Jack Emens
Wednesday, March 25, 12:40-1:25 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 290
Featuring: Senior Lecturer, Economics: Political Science: Statistics,
Jack Emens entitled, Contemporary Issues in Political Science

The Ohio State University at Marion a pleased to announce the spring 2015 schedule of Learning Lunches.  Lunches are co-sponsored by the Griffin Society along with the Office of Diversity and Student Life.

Remaining Learning Lunch Schedule:

  • Mar. 25 - Dr. Jack Emens: Contemporary Issues in Political Science
  • Apr. 8 - Dr. Donna Bobbitt-Zeher: Gender in Modern Society
  • Apr. 21 - Dr. Joel Barker: The Ohio Time Machine: Geology beneath our feet

Off-road engineering
OSUM's Kilgore competes nationally with Ohio State's Baja Buckeye team

Brandon Kilgore knows where he's going. And where he's going generally involves off-road vehicles.

The 19-year-old Ohio State University-Marion freshman engineering student is part of the Baja Buckeye team that designs and builds a new off-road buggy at Ohio State's Center for Automotive Research every year. Ohio State's Baja team competes against other colleges from around the world in competitions sanctioned by the Society of Automotive Engineers.

The Baja Buckeye team will be taking their off-road vehicle to Auburn, Alabama, for a competition April 9 to 12 and then to another SAE-sanctioned competition May 7to 10 in Baltimore, Maryland. The vehicles are judged on safety, design, cost, dynamic performance and a race on the final day of competition.

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New Alber Student Center operational policy
Effective immediately,  ALL access to the Student Center gym after 5 p.m., Monday - Thursday will require students, faculty and staff to present a valid Buck ID or a valid MTC ID.  Students, faculty and staff will be able to bring a guest into the facility with the following restrictions:

1.  One guest per student, faculty or staff
2.  Guest must be signed in with the student, faculty or staff person
3.  ALL guest must provide a state ID when signing in with their host
4.  Students, faculty and staff’s are responsible for their guests and in the event of problems will be asked to leave along with their guest. 

Any incidents will be reviewed by Sergeant Ron Kuszmaul
The Ohio State University Police Division, Public Safety Supervisor.

Student Presentation:  Keep It Clean,  A Guide to Safer Sex
Thursday, March 26th, 12-1 p.m. & 5-6 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 200
Presented by:  Terrahl Del Taylor & Carrie Wright BSSW Seniors
Advisor:  Kim Sacksteder, LISW-S

Topics to discuss:

  • STI’s
  • Ohio State resources 
  • Where to get help

This presentation is open to any and all students, faculty or staff of The Ohio State University.  Sensitive topics will be discussed throughout the presentation and Kim Sacksteder, LISW-S, will be present to help with any questions or concerns that arise. Feel free to come and listen and also participate in a generated Q&A afterwards.  For questions, email: or

Students: Chat with Dean Rose about Ohio State Marion
Want a chance to talk to Dean Rose about the future of the Ohio State Marion campus? Then come to the fireside chat with Dean Rose Monday, March 30th from 11:30-12:30 p.m. in the Alber Student Center lobby.  Student questions for Dean Rose on a variety of topics are welcomed! Free lunch will be provided.

Free pizza and a great film!
The award winning documentary film, Flag Wars, will be shown on March 30th from 12:30 -2 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 290.  This award winning documentary takes place in Columbus’s Olde Towne East neighborhood and shows the tensions that arises between the local African America and LGBTQ communities when the neighborhood experiences drastic urban development. Discussion to follow with guest speaker Wanda Dillard.  

Literary Awards competition
Open to all Ohio State Marion students...Prizes will be awarded!

Fiction & Creative Nonfiction (the Narrative Prize) - up to twelve pages max.  

Poetry (the Lyric Prize) -- up to 6 pages of poems max. per submission (that is, each submission can be up to 6 pages) no more than one poem per page.

  • Judging will be done anonymously by working writers who are not affiliated with
    Ohio State Marion.

  • Three prizes in each genre: Gift Certificates of $100.00, $50.00, and $25.00 (to Barnes & Noble Bookstore).

  • Cover sheet with your name, home, e-mail address, telephone number, and genre must be included.

  • Please do not put your name or identifying information on any other part of your submission beyond your cover sheet.

  • Multiple entries in different genres may be submitted as long as you turn in a separate cover sheet for each genre.

  • Secure your entries with a paper clip or binder clip – no staples! Entries that do not follow these instructions will be discarded.

Entry deadline is:  Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at noon
Submitting on the Marion campus, all manuscripts must be submitted to the receptionist in the Academic Enrichment (MR 216).

On the Delaware Partnership Campus with CSCC, you can submit manuscripts to Cathy McClain, at the front desk in Moeller Hall.

Be sure to keep copies of your work.  Manuscripts will not be returned.

For further details: Contact Stuart Lishan
(e-mail:; phone: 740-725 6265).

Song of Ourselves
A live reading of Song of Myself

When: Tuesday, April 21st 3:45 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: In front of Maynard Hall
Volunteer and audience participation is welcome.

We are welcoming the community to come together in the essence of Walt Whitman with a live performance of Song of Myself?.  Selections of the reading will be left open to the public for anyone who would like to read.

Please direct all inquires to Peter Dully (

Share Some Sweet Words at KAPOW!
Feeling like you need a hand with your stories and poems – or at least some good ears to listen to your work? Then come and hang out at the OSU-Marion Writers’ Group, “KAPOW!”

When? During Spring Semester every couple of weeks: Wed., Mar. 25; Thurs., Apr. 9; and Wed. Apr. 22.

Where? The Library Classroom , Rm 219, from @ 12:40-1:20! Feel Free to bring some sweet words, or just come, hang out, and listen!

Be a part of OSUM's first Undergraduate Research Colloquium
Scholarships awarded, register on online at:

The Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium showcases student research to the Marion community. Undergraduate students from any discipline and all academic levels are eligible to present their research and creative projects and are eligible to win up to $500 in scholarship funding. The colloquium provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education.

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 and those not yet involved in research will discover that attending the Colloquium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at a Research Institution such as The Ohio State University.

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

Present your research project or creative activity by participating in the
Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Watch for registration information in the coming weeks. For questions or more information contact Professor Chris Daddis via email or call 740-725-6109.

2015 Campus Campaign, "I Believe in Ohio State"
Over 12,250 Ohio State faculty and staff participated in Campus Campaign 2014, with gifts and pledges bringing the overall total of faculty and staff giving since 1986 to just over $155 million. Thank you!

Your gifts to the university and specifically to the areas you choose to support are much appreciated. Many areas rely on our gifts to maintain services and develop and grow programs that support our students, research, patient care, and faculty and staff development.

As we begin the new fiscal year and Campus Campaign 2015, we want to remind you that while we don’t actively ask for your gifts until March 1-April 30, your participation in this year’s campaign starts calculating July 1, 2014.

Marion campus campaign events:

  • Potato Bar Lunch-Wednesday, March 25th, 11:30-1:15 p.m./Morrill Hall Lobby. Gather with faculty, students and staff for a fantastic lunch.

  • Silent Auctions-The weekly auctions will run from Monday, March 23rd
    through Wednesday, April 22nd in the Maynard Hall Rotunda. Donations
    are needed.

  • Cake Walk-(Directly following All-staff), on Wednesday, April 1st, 2:00 p.m/Guthery Community Room. Join the fun and purchase a delicious cake and/or pie! Bring your filled out pledge card and participate for free, orpartcipate by donating a “requested” contribution of $5. Monies go to the Feature Fund, Campus Improvements, #314040.

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