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Attention Students: cast your vote for Ohio State Marion Homecoming King & Queen
9-30 through 10-2 at

Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Mon., Sept. 29, 2014

Vote Ohio State Marion Homecoming King & Queen
Voting: Sept. 20-Oct. 2 -

The Ohio State University has a proud 102 year tradition of celebrating Homecoming. In 2011, Ohio State's extended campuses in Lima, Mansfield, Marion, Newark, and Wooster were afforded the opportunity to be part of the festivities in Columbus, including the parade, and many of the events surrounding Ohio State's homecoming game. Each campus nominates a homecoming court annually and a king/queen are chosen among these exceptional students each year. Help us celebrate your fellow students accolades and take part in choosing the 2014 Ohio State Marion Homecoming King & Queen. Results will be officially announced during a celebration ceremony Friday, October 17th at the Longaberger Alumni House on Columbus campus.

Voting begins Tuesday, September 30th and runs through Thursday, October 2nd. Students may cast one vote each for the 2014 Ohio State Marion Homecoming King & Queen. You must be an Ohio State student to vote.

Read candidate biographies and vote at:, click the link that says vote. You will be taken to a site that is administered by Ohio State Lima IT staff, but your vote will be cast for an Ohio State Marion student.

Candidates for King & Queen are chosen by a combination of student vote, the strength of their G.P.A., and Homecoming Committee interview scores.

Queen candidates (in alphabetical order)


King candidates(in alphabetical order)


Breaking the Stigma
12:40 – 1:20 p.m., Tuesday October 7th, Alber Student Center Lobby

In recognition of October as Depression Awareness Month, please join us for a special presentation, Dying to Live, Lillian Longstreth will share her personal journey about living with Depression.  Please come and go as your schedule allows.  A free hot dog lunch will be available for attendees beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Depression Screening Day on Campus
Thursday, October 9th is National Depression Screening Day.  Students are invited to complete a self-assessment screening either in person (depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD screenings) or on-line (depression, bipolar, anxiety, alcohol, PTSD and eating disorder screenings available). Computers for on-line screenings will be available.  Students will receive screening results immediately following the completion of the screening (it takes less than 10 minutes to complete a screening).  Additional mental health clinicians will be on campus between 10:00 am– 1:00  pm to discuss results with students.  Screening areas, along with resource information will be set up in Morrill Hall and the Alber Student Center.  Students who complete a screening on Thursday will be entered in a drawing for campus spirit wear and gift cards.  To access the on-line screening go to:

Join the Ohio State Marion Sociology/Criminology Club
Thurs., Oct. 9, 12:35 p.m. – 1:25 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 284
Looking for a major?  Interested in learning more about OSU-M’s Sociology or Criminology programs? Join the Sociology/Criminology Club for a discussion of the requirements for our majors and minors and course offerings for the Spring and the 2014-2015 academic year.  The Sociology and Criminology faculty and adviser will guide our discussion.  Existing majors and minors as well as all students interesting in learning more about the programs are encouraged to attend. Food will be served.

Ohio State’s College of Dentistry is coming to campus
Tuesday, September 30, 12-2 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 160
Interested in dental school? Learn about The Ohio State College of Dentistry and get your questions answered about the admissions and application process. Don't miss an opportunity to meet with Ken Sigler from the College of Dentistry Office of Admissions.

Annie Sellick with Pat Bergeson kicks of 20th season of Five Nights
Thursday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.The Ohio State University welcomes Annie Sellick and Pat Bergeson to Morrill Hall Auditorium for the first in our 2014-15 Five Nights on Campus series on October 9th. Sellick has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O’Day. The purity and naturalness of her voice, her sense of timing, and her feel for the music have undeniably set her apart as an original. Her husband, Pat Bergeson, is an award-winning guitarist and songwriter. Tickets are available in advance by contacting the Office of Community Relations, Maynard Hall, Room 240 or call 740-725-6340 for more information. Tickets are $10 general admission, $9 seniors, $8 faculty/staff, $4 for students.

Kuhn Gallery Artist Reception Oct. 9
The campus and the community are invited to a free public reception with artist Chris Tennant on Thursday October 9th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the Wayne & Geraldine Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery, off of Morrill Hall's first floor lobby. Tennant will discuss his exhibition entitled, "Doubles". There will be prints of select pieces available for free to those who attend.

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Sign Up for Intramural Volleyball
The Marion Campus Office of Recreational Sports invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to take part in intramural volleyball.  To participate or learn more contact Emily Levings at or call 740-725-6206.

Free fly fishing demonstration for students on campus
Fly fishing instructor, Mr. Neil Neidhardt will visit the Marion campus Monday, October 6th at 10:30 a.m. for a free fly fishing demonstration for all interested students. Those interested should report to the Alber Student Center Gymnasium at 10:30 a.m. the group will move to the pond from until 2 p.m. with a break for lunch at 12 noon. 

Aspiring student writers wanted
Feeling like you need a hand with your creative writing? Then come to the next meeting of “KaPow!” the OSU-Marion Writers’ Group. Our meetings this semester will be on Wednesdays, every other week, on Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, and Nov. 12, from 12:35-1:30 p.m., in the Library Classroom Building, room 105K (Marion Campus). Feel free to bring some sweet words! And don’t forget your ears! Yeah, hands too!

Students: learn to manage stress and anxiety
The Practice of Mindfulness for College Students
Koru Group
Four consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 1st
October 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd
3:00 to 4:15 pm
Morrill Hall Room 219

FREE to all Ohio State students
Advanced registration is required due to a limited number of seats
To register or for more information, contact Leslie Beary: or (740)725-6349.

By learning and practicing mindfulness participants can expect to:

  • Improve focus, attention and academic performance

  • Calm worry and nervousness and relax more

  • Cope more effectively in stressful situations

  • Sleep better and feel more rested

  • Have a greater sense of well-being

It’s a short-term commitment, with long-lasting results!

Koru Group will be offered a second time during the autumn semester, please suggest a day and time that work well for you in case you cannot make this one!

Koru:  The Maori word for the unfurling fern frond.  It symbolizes balanced growth.  The spiral shape reflects perpetual movement around a center of stable, authentic values.

Tour the Emerald Isle, March 12-20, 2015
Deadline to sign up and save is Tues. Sept. 30th
9 days in Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Cork, Ireland. No culture captivates the world quite like the Irish. Rich in folkloric tradition, full of literary treasures, and covered with breathtaking green landscapes, Ireland is one of the world’s most welcoming countries. Experience history at Blarney Castle, awe-inspiring scenery along the Ring of Kerry and a creative flair in the colorful Georgian Doors of Dublin.

Offered to all Ohio State Marion students, staff, and faculty. For more information, visit: and enter tour # 1571451NN or contact Dr. Zuheir Alidib at

Travel Itenerary
Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland
Fly overnight to Ireland

Day 2: Dublin
Meet your Tour Director at the airport
Take a walking tour of Dublin
With your tour director you will see:
Grafton Street
Temple Bar

Day 3: Dublin
Take a guided tour of Dublin
With your expert local guide you will see:
Georgian squares
O’Connell Street
St. Stephen’s Green
Phoenix Park

See the Book of Kells at Trinity College
Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Enjoy a free evening or Irish Music & Dance       

Day 4: Dublin • Galway
Travel to Galway
Take an excursion to Connemara, Maam Cross and Spiddal
Take a tour of Galway
With your tour director you will see:
River Corrib
Bowling Green

Day 5: Galway • Killarney
Take a tour of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Visit the Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Center
Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Travel to Killarney

Day 6: Killarney
Take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry
Visit the Bog Village Museum

Day 7: Killarney • Cork
Visit Blarney Castle
Travel to Cork
Take a walking tour of Cork
Visit to Queenstown Experience

Day 8: Kilkenny • Dublin
Travel to Kilkenny and Kildare
Visit the National Stud Farm in Kildare
Travel to Dublin

Day 9: Depart for home
Depart for home

Total for students - $2,740
Total for adults - $2,950

Classical India Study Tour 2015
Experience 6,000 YEARS OF Indian Culture and History
Travel Dates: May 5-21, 2015 – May Session

Tentative Itinerary:

  • Delhi: - Delhi is India’s capital city with a rich history spanning over 2,000 years.  Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India from the 12th through the 19th centuries. Visit Jama Masjid,  Qutub Minar, Humayun's tomb considered a precursor to the Taj Mahal for its Indo-Persian design); the India Gate war memorial andthe Parliament, stop at the Gandhi Smriti Museum, and the Raj Ghat at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial and cremation site.

  • Agra: - Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and the Agra Fort, the seat of the Mughal Empire.

  • Varanasi: - In Varanasi enjoy the Ghats (the banks of the river Ganges), witness the illuminated Ganga Aarti ceremony, take a boat ride past various Ghats where you’ll see people ritually cleansing themselves, and visit Benaras Hindu University.

  • Sarnath: - Sarnath is where Siddartha Gautama, later known as Buddha, gave his first sermon in the 6th century BCE

  • Khajuraho: - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Khajuraho Group of Monuments once contained 85 temples that had been built during the Chandela dynasty, ca 1000 CE – today only about 25 remain. The Khajuraho temple complex has some of the finest examples of temple architecture in northern India. They have been described as a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture; the detailed sculptures put them among India's most revered works of art. 

Tentative Cost: $2,600   OSUM students can apply for OSUM Study Tour Scholarships.

Register for History 2798: INDIA STUDY TOUR Spring Semester and May Session 2015. For more information contact:  V. Steffel at:


2015 Open Enrollment Information Session
Thursday, October 16, 12-1 p.m., Guthery Community Room, Maynard Hall

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Representatives from the Human Resources Benefits Department (main campus) will be here to discuss any changes to our benefits for the 2015 calendar year.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  We will be videoconferencing for our Delaware CSCC employees. 

Register for Flu Vaccinations at Ohio State Marion (fac/staff only)
On Tuesday, October 28th, OSU Health Plan’s Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be on the Marion Campus in The Guthery Community Room in Maynard Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to do onsite flu vaccinations. 

Registration for flu vaccinations is now open online.  In order to register for your screening, go to  Scroll to bottom of page.  On the left hand side of the footer under “YP4H Resources,  click “Biometric Health Screening”.   After logging in, search for available flu vaccinations on 10/28/14 under ‘Marion’ and you will view all appointments for our campus.

  • Select a time and click the word “View” at the right of a listing to see detailed information about that appointment.

  • If you want to attend this appointment, click the “Schedule” button.  (Click the “Return” button if you don’t want that schedule).

  • At the Consent screen, click the “Schedule” button again to complete scheduling the appointment. 

  • You will receive a confirmation screen that verifies you have successfully scheduled an appointment.

  • Click the “Return” button to go back to the search screen or just log out.

You will receive an e-mail confirming your appointment shortly after the confirmation process.

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