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  Celebrate Earth Day on Campus - Weds., April 22nd

Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Mon., April 20, 2015


"Bee the Good...Make Every Day Earth Day"
Wednesday, April 22nd, on campus

Earth Day 2015 Event Agenda

  • 10:00 a.m. Kick Off Ceremony
  • 10:30 a.m. Tree Planting Kentucky Coffee Tree
    donated by Keep Marion County Beautiful
  • 11:15 a.m. Campus Tours and Staff Campus Clean Up
  • 11:15 a.m. "Chasing Ice," Dr. Anna Willow, Morrill Hall, Room 290

  • 12:00 p.m. Lunch & Learn Prairie Shelter House
    Lunch & Learn Speakers:
  • Student Prairie Coordinator, Randi Shears, "Monarchs & Milkweed"
  • Dr. Sara Crosby, "Swamp Monsters & The Historical Development of Our Attitudes Toward Wetlands"
  • Dr. Francisco “Paco” Ollervides, "The Importance of the Great Lakes and Watershed Protection"
  • 1:15 p.m. Prairie Tours/ Guided by Dr. Robert Klips and Randi Shears
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Marca will be here for free paper shredding (up to 100 pounds)
  • Free electronic recycling, TV recycling ($1 per inch) throughout the day

Cupcakes and Commuter Student Services
Have a cupcake with Student Life | Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator, Karen Leuthold on Monday, April 20th in Morrill Hall, Room 164 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and get information about Commuter Student Services.

The Ohio Time Machine: Geology Beneath our Feet
The last learning lunch of the 2014-15 academic year will be Tuesday, April 21st, at 12:40 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 290. Professor Joel Barker will present “The Ohio Time Machine: Geology Beneath our Feet.”

As usual, we will have light snacks, coffee, and water. Please join us if your schedule permits. This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Student Life | Diversity & Inclusion and the Griffin Society.

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 inquiries to Peter Dully (

Join the Engineering 2367 - research poster presentation
Students in Engineering 2367, a second-year writing course for technical majors, will be presenting their end-of-semester research posters at a come-and-go Community Reception on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015, 3-4:30 p.m. The event will take place in the Guthery Room, on the second floor of Maynard Hall, at Ohio State Marion, ALL ARE WELCOME: students and interviewees; their families and friends; classmates, staff, and faculty; and other interested members of the community. Light refreshments will be served. For further information, please contact Sue Oakes at or leave a message with the information desk in Morrill Hall at 740-725-6264.

Open Mic Poetry Coffee House
Wednesday, April 22nd in the Alber Student Center Lobby from 12:40-1:30 p.m.
Join members of the community to contribute a verse on.  Read your own poetry or share a line from your favorite poet.  Then join Dr. Stuart Lishan in the Library Classroom Building, Room 105 for poetry writing exercises. Free coffee and cookies will be available.

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? Wed. Apr. 22.

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

Farewell to Dr. Aly, Dr. Fresch, and Dr. Pettijohn Reception
A retirement reception will be held in honor of Dr Hassan Aly, Dr. Mary Jo Fresch and Dr. Terry Pettijohn in the Maynard Hall, Guthery Community Room on Friday, April 24, 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

44th Annual Academic Recognition Program
Join us for the 44th Annual Academic Recognition Program on Friday, April 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. at the Marion Palace Theatre. All are welcome!


Important Academic Calendar Dates at Ohio State

April 27th
Last day of regularly scheduled semester and second-session classes

April 29th-May 5th
Final examinations for semester and second-session classes

May 10th
Spring Commencement

Join the Griffin Society at Caesar Creek
Griffin Society would like to invite you to join us at Caeser Creek for a unique fossil hunting experience. Caeser Creek is home to fossils ranging from 450 to 500 million years old, like trilobites, horn corals, cephalopods, gastropods, brachiopods, and many more! We will be visiting Caeser Creek on April 28, with professors Dr. Klips, Dr. Gershman, and Dr. Barker. Please let us know if you are interested in attending and if you need to carpool with other students by April 21. We will make a stop for lunch on the way there. If you are interested, email Dr. Chris Daddis at:

Our next Science Cafe: Bringing the Stars to Earth
6:00 p.m. • Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
The Warehouse, Italian Dinners, located in downtown Marion
Free & open to the public

Bringing the Stars to Earth: Creating Stellar Plasmas with High-Powered Lasers
Guest Speaker: Assistant Professor, Christopher Orban
Department of Physics, The Ohio State University

Join Ohio State Marion's Dr. Chris Orban as he discusses, advances in laser technology and other technical achievements have enabled the creation of multi-million degree plasmas at near-solid densities for the first time.

Dr. Orban will describe a few recent and on-going experiments in this category that myself and others at Ohio State University are investigating to better understand the properties of matter at very high temperatures. To the great surprise of the astrophysics community, experiments at the Sandia Z Machine revealed serious problems with the quantum mechanical models astronomers use to calculate the propagation of radiation inside the sun. While the basic picture of how the sun works remains the same, it appears that the sun – our star – is not as well understood as previously thought. I will describe how laser experiments can guide the way to solving this puzzle.

Five Nights welcomes Peter, Paul, & Mary tribute band
&cultural arts series is pleased to welcome A Band Called Honalee to Morrill Hall Auditorium, Thursday, May 14th, 7:30 p.m.

Musically accomplished, interactive and energetic, A Band Called Honalee draws inspiration from Peter, Paul and Mary, The Mamas & Papas, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Byrds and other legends of 1960s folk-rock era.  By reinvigorating their iconic songs with fresh harmonies, A Band Called Honalee brings this vital American music back to life once more.

Tickets are available in advance or by calling 740-725-6340, or at the door the evening of the event. Ticket prices are: $4 students, $8 faculty & staff, $9 seniors, $10 general admission.

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

Campus climate survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct
Survey launch April 6-April 27
Ensuring a safe and healthy campus climate for all members of the university community is Ohio State’s top priority. Students are encouraged to complete a survey on sexual assault and sexual misconduct administered by the American Association of Universities.  Information collected through the survey will allow the university to enhance support and services. The survey will launch April 6 and will remain open through April 27. Participation is voluntary, and once the survey is submitted, responses are completely anonymous. National aggregate and Ohio State-specific data will be released in the fall. View more: 

Elective course offerings for fall 2015
Career Exploration and Planning
- A&S 1101.0020 - Wednesday - 9:30-10:50 - 130 Maynard Hall
- A&S 1101.0010 - Day Arranged - Time Arranged - Individualized - 124 Maynard Hall (permission required - see Will Smith, Career Services)

Job Search Strategies
- A&S 1101.0030 - Friday - 9:30-10:50 - 130 Maynard Hall

- A&S 3191.0010 - For Credit - Dates and Times arranged - (permission required - see Will Smith, Career Services)
- A&S 1191.0010 - Non-Credit - Dates and Times arranged - (permission required - see Will Smith, Career Services)
- ENGR 4191.0010 - Non-Credit - Dates and Times arranged - (permission required - see Will Smith, Career Services)

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