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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Mon. Aug. 29, 2016


Welcome Week Events
Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 1

Monday, August 29
Jazz and Nachos - 11:30 a.m.-1:30 the Library Courtyard

Tuesday, August 30
Yogurt Bar - 9 a.m.-11 a.m. in the Technical Education Center (MTC) Lobby
Cell Phone Karaoke Coffee House - 12:30 in the Alber Student Center

Wednesday, August 31
Community and Club Fair - 12 p.m.-2 p.m. at the clock tower

Thursday, September 1
Healthy Grab-n-Go Breakfast in Morrill Hall Lobby
"Get the Scoop" - 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. in the Alber Student Center Room 111A
Ice Cream Social with the Campus Activities Board (CAB) - TBA
Gift Card Bingo - 6 p.m.-8 p.m. in the Health Technologies Center (MTC) Room 103

The Arabic Club Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, August 30, 2:50-3:45 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 245
The Arabic Club explores 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 Arabic heritage and customs. Attend this meeting to elect officers and discuss fundraising and club activities/events.
For more information, contact advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib (740-725-6306;

Le Cercle Français (French Club) Organizational Meeting
Friday, September 2, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 290

Developed to explore the diversity of French culture, and to promote understanding of how French culture affects our everyday lives. For those interested in expanding your knowledge, language skills, traveling and participating in social/cultural activities that explore the French traditions and customs. Attend this meeting to elect officers, discuss fundraising and club activities/events, and receive information for the spring 2017 study tour.
For more information, contact advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib (740-725-6306;

India Study Tour Slide Talk
Thursday, September 1, 12:30-1 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 160

Join us at a slide talk presentation by Jordanae Adams who participated in a recent India Study Tour.  She will talk about her experiences and impressions of India. There will be Indian food available. This event is sponsored by the India Cultural Society.

Time Management and Syllabi Planning
Thursday, September 1, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Guthery Community Room

Confused with your syllabi? New to the routine of college? Start off your academic year right whether you're a freshman or a senior! Come to Student Life's interactive seminar to learn about how to make your syllabus work for you and how to make the most of your time in and out of class.



President Drake and Provost McPheron to visit Ohio State Marion
Wednesday, September 7
The Ohio State University President, Dr. Michael V. Drake, and Provost Bruce A. McPheron will pay a visit to Marion, Ohio to engage with Ohio State Marion and the Marion community at large. Students and staff are invited and encouraged to interact with our President and Provost at the following events:

11:20-12:00 p.m.               Meet with Staff (Guthery Community Room)
12:00-12:45 p.m.               Meet with Students (Morrill Hall Student Lounge Area)

These visits are always great opportunities to hear from university leadership as well as for us to “strut our stuff,” reminding university leadership about the role we play within Ohio State and reinforcing the positive impact we have on our students and communities.

Labor Day - no classes, offices closed
Monday, September 5

Psychology Club Organizational Meeting
Tuesday, September 6, 12:35-1:25 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 224

The Ohio State University Marion Psychology Club will be holding an organizational meeting that is open to all interested students.  Psych Club is a student organization dedicated to creating fun, interesting, academic experiences in a friendly atmosphere.  Please come and meet fellow students like yourself. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

"Kapow!" Ohio State Marion Writers' Group
Feeling like you need a hand with your creative writing? Come to the next meeting of Kapow! Meetings this semester will be on Wednesday, every other week, starting on September 14 and going through September 28, October 12 & 26, and November 12 & 30 in the Library Classroom Building, Room 105K. Feel free to share your work or just come, listen in, and hang out - all are welcome.

STOP IT! French Club T-Shirt Fundraiser
Help the French Club raise funding for club sponsored events and activities as well as the spring 2017 study tour to Paris, Florence, and Venice by purchasing a gray, white, or black t-shirt featuring the widely known "Zuheir-ism," "STOP IT!." Shirts are $10 each and can be purchased from Dr. Zuheir Alidib (740-725-6306); both cash and cards are accepted.

Marion's Got Talent Winners' Coffee House
Wednesday, September 7, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Alber Student Center

Enjoy this special coffee house which features the winners of last semester's Marion's Got Talent competition. Sit with a cup of coffee and listen to some of the most talented students on campus for this exclusive coffee house.

World Suicide Prevention Day
Thursday, September 8
Join the Ohio State Marion Office of Counseling and Wellness in celebrating World Suicide Prevention Day. Attend the Marion Campus cookout at the Alber Student Center from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and stop by the VA Mobile Outreach van from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Take part in yard games and sidewalk chalk, and be sure to wear a gold ribbon to show your support!
For more information, contact Leslie Beary at 740/725-6349 or

9/11 Remembrance Week
Sign a Thank You poster to thank our community's service members as we remember September 11th, 2001.
Available signing times are as follows:

Tuesday, September 6 and Wednesday, September 7:
10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Student Center Lobby
3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. in the Technical Education Center Lobby (MTC)

Thursday, September 8:
10 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Health Technology Center Lobby (MTC)
2 p.m.-4 p.m. in the Technical Education Center Lobby (MTC)

Upcoming Library Hours
August 29 - December 18
Monday – Thursday     8AM – 8PM 
Friday                             8AM –5PM
Saturday – Sunday      CLOSED  

Reset Your Password Anywhere via Text Message
It’s easy to forget your password if you’ve been away from Ohio State for a semester or two. Now there’s a new, easier way to reset your password by using the SMS text message service on your phone (SMS is “Short Message Service”). If you already receive Buckeye Alert text messages, then you’re already set up to use this new service. 

Marion Popcorn Festival
The Marion Popcorn Festival is one of Ohio's premier festival events, named one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Business Association. Located in downtown Marion, Ohio, it is the largest popcorn festival in the world, actually attracting crowds in excess of 250,000.

The festival will run Thursday, September 8 through Saturday, September 10. Times are from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. all three days. Learn more here.

2017 Study Tour: Paris, Florence, and Venice
March 9-18, 2017
Visit and enter the Tour ID#:1799762FE

Student Price: $3,210          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 cafes on the Champs-Elysees.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly Overnight to Italy
Day 2: Arrive in Milan; Travel to Venice
Day 3: Take a guided tour of Venice
Day 4: Travel to and take a guided tour of Florence
Day 5: Enjoy a free day in Florence
Day 6: Travel to and tour Pisa, continue onto French Riviera
Day 7: Tour the French Riviera
Day 8: Travel by TGV to Paris
Day 9: Take a walking tour of Paris
Day 10: Depart for home

For more information about this study tour, contact Dr. Zuheir Alidib at or visit the study tour page on our website at

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