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Buckeye Briefs is Ohio State Marion's official campus-wide weekly online newsletter for students, faculty, and staff. Buckeye Briefs is produced by the Office of Communications & Marketing during autumn & winter semesters.


Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Tues., August 25, 2015

Welcome Week Activities at Ohio State Marion
Tuesday, August 25th

Chill and Grill, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Hot dogs, veggie burgers, chips, and more, featuring the Victor Floyd Trio at the Marion Campus Library.

Wednesday, August 26th

Campus and Community Involvement Fair, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Stop by the Alber Student Center to check out all of the campus and community organizations you can be a part of.

Cornhole Tournament, 3 p.m.
You got game? Come show off your cornhole skills during our tournament. Contact Shannon Niedzwicki ( to sign up your team. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team.

Thursday, August 27th

Donuts with the Director 8 a.m.-10 a.m.
Visit the Alber Student Center to have coffee and donuts with the Director. Learn more about recreation and student employment on the Marion campus.

Sharknado (movie series), 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Did you know that the Marion campus mascot was a shark? Come watch Sharknado in Morrill Hall with friends (specific location tba). You may even get to meet the mascot.

Friday, August 28th
Try Climb, 2-4 p.m.
Come and try climbing the rock wall in the Alber Student Center.

Throughout the week there will be popcorn in the Alber Student Center, Cornhole in the Quad (formerly the Eastside Lawn), Open Gym from 12 p.m.-2 p.m. and Open Fitness Center from 8 a.m.-9 p.m. 

Welcome Week is sponsored by Marion Campus Recreation and
Ohio State Marion Student Life | Diversity and Inclusion

Sophomores, juniors, & seniors - Looking for our best & brightest
Homecoming 2015 at Ohio State, Homecoming Week is October 5-10
Be a part of the Ohio State tradition of Homecoming. We are looking for Ohio State Marion's best and brightest.

  • Be a representative of Marion campus and Ohio State
  • Attend the Regional Campus Homecoming Crowning Ceremony
  • Ride in the Ohio State Homecoming Parade
  • Take part in the Pep Rally at Ohio Union
  • Be introduced to thousands at the Skull Session
  • Attend the Ohio State game vs. Maryland in Ohio Stadium
  • Make connections, friendships, and memories

    >>>Download the 2015 Homecoming Application

The Homecoming Court is selected by a committee of faculty, staff, and students. Court members are selected based on their ability to exemplify the qualities of leadership, spirit, integrity and achievement through their contributions. Applications/details for Ohio State Marion's Court may be submitted via email to: or dropped off in person at Morrill Hall, Room 166, or to Karen Leuthold's mailbox in Faculty Services/Information Desk, Morrill Hall, Room 150A.

Application Deadline
Applications are due by 12 p.m. on Monday, August 31, 2015.

Requirements for Regional Campus Homecoming Courts
Undergraduates who will have completed at least 30 semester hours by the beginning of autumn semester and maintain a 2.50 cumulative G.P.A. are eligible to apply for the 2015 Homecoming Court. No members of the 2014 Homecoming Committee or past court members may apply.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen Leuthold by phone at 740.725.6273 or by e-mail at:

Get involved on campus (student organization information)

KaPow! OSU-Marion Writers' Group
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: Sept. 2, Sept. 16, Sept. 30, Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9, from @ 12:35-1:20, in the Library, first floor, room 105K (Marion campus). Feel free to bring some sweet words! And don’t forget your ears! Yeah, hands too!

Le Cercle Français (The French Club)
Le Cercle Français was developed to explore the diversity of French culture, and to promote understanding of how French culture affects our everyday lives. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge, language skills, traveling and participating in social/cultural activities that explore the French traditions and customs, please plan to join us on Fridays 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 290.  For more information contact Advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib at:

The Arabic Club
The Arabic Club is created to explore the richness of the Arabic culture. It promotes understanding of how the Arabic civilization led to the western renaissance. It is open to anyone interested in the Arabic language, culture, literature, travel and participation in social/cultural activities that explore the Arabic heritage and customs. Please plan to join us on Fridays 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 290. For more information contact Advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib at:

Marion Campus Library hours and information
Hours: This library will resume regular semester business hours on Monday August 24th-December 18th 2015. Library hours are also posted each semester on the library blog.

Autumn Semester the library will be open:
Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm
Friday 8am-5pm
Saturday-Sunday Closed

The library will be closed on September 7th, November 11th, November 26th, and November 27th. The library will close at 5pm on November 25th. The library hours of operation during OSU and MTC Finals and break weeks will be announced at a later time. Any schedule changes will be announced and posted.

For Faculty & Staff
Closed Reserves: This is just a reminder for faculty that if you would like to put materials on reserve for courses to please bring a copy of your textbook or required reading to the Marion Campus Library along with the attached closed reserve form. You can also print off the form and leave the textbook in the library mailbox in Maynard Hall.

Keys for Library Classrooms: If you are teaching in the Library Classroom Building, please make sure that you have a key to unlock your classroom. Classrooms in the Library Classroom Building are not left unlocked. The library staff is not responsible for unlocking classrooms for instructors on their first days of classes, please make arrangements prior to the start of classes on Monday.

Library Instruction: For in class instruction, please continue to contact Betsy Blankenship and Pat Wood.

Library Tours: If you are new employee, feel free to schedule a library tour to familiarize yourself with the library and its services. Please contact Deanna Bachtell at 740-725-6327 to schedule a tour.

2016 Ohio State Marion Study Tour to Paris and the Châteaux
March 10 –18, 2016
Sign-up now for the best savings!

Offered to all students, staff, and faculty of Ohio State Marion. For more information, visit: and enter tour #: 1704783UB or contact Dr. Zuheir Alidib at

Total for Students $2,870  •  Total for Adults $3,205

The cathedrals of Notre Dame, Chartres, and Rouen inspire wonder; it’s amazing such grandeur was possible so long ago. Deep in the Loire Valley, the châteaux at Amboise and Chenonceau are equally awe-inspiring; every structure provides a fascinating window into France’s history and architectural heritage.

Paris, Loire Valley, St. Malo, Normandy:
• Notre Dame Cathedral 
• Versailles 
• Chartres Cathedral 
• Châteaux of Amboise and Chenonceau 
• Wine cellar 
• Mont St. Michel 
• St. Vincent Cathedral 
• Caen Memorial 
• Louvre and more!

NOTE:  Optional extension to the Tower of London

Tech Update for Students, Faculty & Staff
From the Ohio State Office of the Chief Information Officer
Beginning August 19, if you set a Preferred First Name through, you will notice a change in both your email display name and the name shown in Ohio State's online Find People directory. Using the following example, you can see how Preferred First Name will be visible to fellow students, faculty and colleagues.

BEFORE AUGUST 19: Jonathan Edward Smith goes by Jack. Jonathan is his primary name. Jack is his preferred name. Prior to August 19, the systems display his name as Smith, Jonathan (Jack).

AFTER AUGUST 19: only Smith, Jack will be the name displayed to fellow students, faculty and colleagues. This enhancement was made in response to requests from many across our community. You can revisit the original notification sent about this change here or review the summary below.

What is a preferred first name?
- Your primary name is your legal name and official name of record for your transcripts, Statement of Account, Buck ID, diploma, payroll, etc.
- Your preferred first name is the name you are known by other than your legal first name.

EXAMPLE 1: Jonathan Edward Smith goes by Jack. Jonathan is his primary name. Jack is his preferred name. The systems will now recognize “Jack Smith” as his name.

EXAMPLE 2: Steve Jones identifies as Sarah. Steve is her primary name. Sarah is her preferred name. The systems will now recognize “Sarah Jones” as her name.

How do you change your PREFERRED first name?
If you notice your preferred first name is not what you intended, you can change it by going to and following these easy steps:

- Log in to
- Click on My OSU Identity Information

You can add, change or delete the value in the Preferred First Name field
Once saved, your preferred first name will sync to lots of systems – including, Student and/or Applicant Center, Employee Self Service, email, Carmen, class rosters and the OSU Find People directory. We appreciate your patience as your preferred name synchronizes throughout connected systems.

How do you change your PRIMARY name?
Your primary name is your legal name and official name of record for your transcripts, Statement of Account, Buck ID, diploma, payroll and etc.
If you need to change your primary name due to a legal name change or any other reason, complete the Change of Record Form:

- For Students:

- For Faculty and Staff:

Ohio General Assembly Internship accepting applications for autumn

  • The Government 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 program also offers 3 on-campus sessions focusing on different aspects of working in state government.
  • For more information and how to apply, please visit 

Learn more about internships / co-ops
Students, learn about the process and procedures at Ohio State Marion on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m., in Maynard Hall, Room 130.

Enhance your efficiency now
Special offer for OSUM staff, faculty, and students
Enroll by September 4th to receive a 10% discount from Alber Enterprise Center’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program.  Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a process improvement philosophy focused on reducing workflow challenges within your department or classroom by using a proven problem solving methodology.  Virtually any process can incorporate LSS because the ideals of quality and waste reduction apply everywhere.

Register today to receive this discount and become one step away from maximizing your department’s processes.  Contact Candace Boahene at or 740-725-6325 for more details.  Visit:


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