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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Mon. May 2, 2016


De-Stress Fest
The Offices of Counseling & Wellness, Student Life and Marion Campus Recreation will be hosting a De-Stress Fest to help students remain healthy and focused for Spring finals. Join in on cereal and coffee bars, recreational sports, free pizza, therapy dogs, wellness zones, and more. View the De-Stress Fest calendar here.

Psych Department's Steven Reiss to present on the psychology behind religious belief Science Cafes involve a lively conversation with a scientist about current science topics. They are open to everyone and take place in casual settings like pubs and coffeehouses. We welcome you to join us at a Science Cafe where you can learn about the latest issues in science, meet new friends, speak your mind, and chat with a scientist about their research interests. Marion Science Cafe meets at The Warehouse 320 West Center Street, Marion, OH 43302. The restaurant will have plenty of fine food and drink for sale. Presentations begin at 6:00 p.m. but arrive earlier if you are interested in dining while at the event.

Marion Campus Library begins Summer Semester hours on May 4
The campus library's hours of operation will change on Wednesday, May 4th to Summer Semester Hours.
May 4 - August 19:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30 and Monday, July 4.

Fifth Annual Middle School Mathematics Challenge
The Fifth Annual Middle School Mathematics Challenge will be held Friday, May 6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in the Alber Student Center on the Marion campus and is jointly sponsored by Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College. Approximately 200 area middle school students will compete in individual and team competitions for trophies and scholarships.



The 35th Annual Stonewall PRIDE Festival
Downtown Columbus
June 17-19, 2016

Ohio State will be at this summer's 35th Annual Stonewall PRIDE festival to show our PRIDE! The Marion Campus is putting together a team to join Buckeye Pride and march in the parade along with other students, staff, and faculty from Columbus and other campuses. All registered participants will receive an official t-shirt! Please contact Julie Prince at or 740-725-6247 if you're interested in participating in Buckeye Pride.

Morrill Hall Book Drop Closing
The Marion Campus Library book drop in Morrill Hall will be closed for the summer on Friday April 30th, 2016 due to the Morrill Hall building renovations. The book drop in the Library Classroom building will remain open. Please return all library materials to the Marion Campus Library circulation desk or library book drop.

National Month of Service Canned Food Drive
April is the National Month of Service and The Ohio State University is connecting with alumni all across the nation to make a difference. The Ohio State Marion Alumni Engagement Council and the Marion County Alumni Club are joining forces in the fight against hunger in our community by placing collection boxes around our campus and our community to collect items including canned goods, rice, peanut butter, and dry cereals. Boxes will be featured on our campus and also at employers of our alumni throughout the community. For more information, please contact Emily Creasap at 740-725-6340 or

Elective Courses Offered through the Office of Career Services
"Career Exploration and Planning"
1 elective credit, pass/fail course
Meets once a week: Friday, 3-4:20 p.m.
- Covers material that will enable a student to make wise career and/or academic major choices.

"Job Search Strategies"
1 elective credit, pass/fail course
Meets once a week: Wednesday, 3-4:20 p.m.
- Covers material necessary that enables a student to market themselves to potential employers.

"Internship Preparation" (NEW)
1 elective credit, pass/fail course
Meets once a week: Wednesday, 1:30-2:50 p.m.
This is a required course for anyone intending to complete an internship at Ohio State Marion in a major that does not require a hands-on experience as part of the major's curriculum.
- Covers material that will enhance a student's chances of securing an internship or co-op experience.

"Internship/Co-op Experience" (A&S 3191.01 or ENGR 4191)
1-12 academic credits, pass/fail course.
Repeatable to a maximum of 12 elective academic credits.
Times and dates to be arranged. Student Enrollment approval by instructor is required.
See The Office of Career Services for more information. Participation in this course and an academic department internship course is not permitted during the same semester. Prerequisites: - Rank 2 and 3 students must have first successfully completed the "Internship Preparation" course before enrollment in an internship/co-op experience will be granted. - Student must have obtained the internship/co-op prior to the start of the semester. - Cumulative GPA: minimum 2.5

New Study Tour Announced: 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

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

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