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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Tues., Jan. 20, 2015


“Bearing Witness: Martin Luther King, Jr. in African-American History”
Tuesday, January 20th 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall, Room 265
Presenter: Dr. David Steigerwald

Because he has become such a potent symbol of the pursuit of social justice, Martin Luther King, Jr. sometimes seems above the confines of his own times.  Yet he was very much a product of a particular moment in American history, when African-Americans were caught between the oppressive vice of Jim Crow racism and the beckoning opportunities of post-WWII affluence.  Professor Steigerwald will discuss how King fit this moment and why his particular experiences made him so well-suited to lead the Black liberation struggle.
Pizza and chips will be provided.

Sponsored by The Office of Student Life | Diversity & Inclusion.

FAFSA workshops offered - register now!
Deadline for completing the FAFSA is Feb. 15, 2015.
Students, click here to learn more and to register
The Ohio State University at Marion in coordination with Marion Technical College and the I Can Center of Excellence will hold Financial Aid Information Nights for the 2015-16 award year. These FREE financial aid sessions are for parents and/or students of all income levels. The forms discussed are used at all two-year and four-year colleges and universities. Therefore, you are welcome to attend even if you and/or your child plans to attend a college other than Ohio State Marion or MTC.

This is an opportunity to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with assistance from financial aid professionals. Many two and four-year colleges and universities throughout the U.S. require or strongly encourage filling out the FAFSA. The information you provide on this form becomes the basis for determining eligibility for federal and state grants, work study programs, some scholarships, and subsidized & unsubsidized student loans. Please note, tax returns do not need to be completed to attend the FAFSA Completion Workshop sessions. We can estimate using income amounts for 2014 or your 2013 federal tax returns.

These sessions will be held in the Marion Campus Library computer lab to offer the opportunity to apply online for both the FAFSA and for scholarships. Staff from the Ohio State Marion, MTC and I Can Financial Aid Offices will be available to assist students in the process at the January and February sessions.

Workshop Dates:
Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 5-8 p.m. – Room 230
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, 5-8 p.m. – Room 230
Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 5-8 p.m. – Room 227
Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Room 227
Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 5-8 p.m. – Room 230
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, 5-8 p.m. – Room 230

Winter Blues?
Returning to campus after a long and relaxing break can be a difficult transition.  If you find that you are feeling fatigued, withdrawn or isolated or are noticing a change in sleeping patterns, you may be suffering from a common mood disorder like depression.

It is important to know that if you or a friend is experiencing these symptoms, you are not alone.  31% of college students report feeling some level of depression during their second semester and the Office of Counseling and Wellness is here to help. Feel free to call or email Leslie Beary, MSW, LISW-S, (740-725-6349, ) to set up an appointment to talk.

And remember, if you feel that you need to test your mood at any time during the year, The Ohio State University at Marion is offering anonymous online mental health screenings, which can be accessed by visiting:          

By taking a screening, you can find out in just a few minutes whether you may be experiencing symptoms of depression and will point you in the direction of finding treatment near you. Best wishes for a successful spring semester!

Full time summer research funding awards
The Undergraduate Research Office, in partnership with Honors & Scholars, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Psychology, Economics, EEOB, and International Affairs, is announcing the 2015 Summer Research Funding Awards. These awards, $3,500 each, support full time research over 10 weeks in summer semester 2015. Students from all majors are eligible. Applications are due Monday (2/16). Read more at

Campus achieves zero waste goal
The Ohio State University at Marion is now officially the state's first "zero waste" campus. The designation received by diverting over 90% of campus waste away from landfills and to recycling/composting. In December 2014, 91% of the campus waste was recycled or composted, our highest monthly percentage yet. Congratulations, and thanks to our partners at MCI Recycling & Sims Bros. Recycling, Inc.

Be a part of OSUM's first Undergraduate Research Colloquium
The Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium showcases student research to the Marion community. Undergraduate students from any discipline and all academic levels are eligible to present their research and creative projects and are eligible to win up to $500 in scholarship funding. The colloquium provides a forum for students, faculty, and the community to discuss cutting edge research topics and to examine the connection between research and education.

Research Projects may originate from undergraduate coursework or through formal research mentoring by a faculty member.  All Ohio State Marion undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to participate and those not yet involved in research will discover that attending the Colloquium is a great way to learn about the broad range of opportunities available at a Research Institution such as The Ohio State University.

The colloquium is structured with two 1-hour poster sessions, where students discuss their projects and answer questions about the research.  A Researcher’s Lunch and award ceremony follows the morning colloquium. 

Present your research project or creative activity by participating in the
Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Watch for registration information in the coming weeks. For questions or more information contact Professor Chris Daddis via email or call 740-725-6109.

Abstracts for Denman Undergraduate Research Forum
Abstract submission for the 2015 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum is now open. If you are currently mentoring any undergraduate researchers, please encourage them to submit an abstract to participate in this prestigious Ohio State tradition. Abstracts will be accepted online through Thursday (2/5) at 5 p.m. The 2015 Denman Undergraduate Research Forum will be held on Wednesday (3/25) from noon-3 p.m. at the RPAC.
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Learning Lunch opportunities spring 2015
The Ohio State University at Marion a pleased to announce the spring 2015 schedule of Learning Lunches.  Lunches are co-sponsored by the Griffin Society along with the Office of Diversity and Student Life.

Learning Lunch Schedule
Jan. 28 - Dr. Richard Bradley: Natural History of Spiders
Feb. 11 - Dr. Vanessa Sawicki: Uncertainty and Intimate Relationship Outcomes
Feb. 25 - Dr. Anna Willow: Citizen Responses to Shale Energy Dev. in Ohio
Mar. 11 - Dr. Nikole Patson-Huffman: Say what?! Miscommunication during language comprehension
Mar. 25 - Dr. Jack Emens:  TO BE ANNOUNCED
Apr. 8 - Dr. Donna Bobbitt-Zeher: Gender in Modern Society
Apr. 21 - Dr. Joel Barker: The Ohio Time Machine: Geology beneath our feet

All talks are held in Morrill Hall, room 290; 12:40 – 1:25 p.m.

Veterans' Lounge established on campus over break
Ohio State Marion and Marion Technical College are pleased to announce that effective Spring semester Room 111B in the Alber Student Center will be utilized as a Veterans’ lounge. While work still remains to complete the space, i.e. more furniture, the new area provides a gathering space for our returning veteran students from both Marion campus intuitions.

VA mobile outreach van to visit campus
The VA mobile outreach van will visit the Marion campus on Wednesday January 21st, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. All veterans from the campus and community are welcome. The mobile unit is staffed by a certified nurse practitioner, social worker, and medical clerk. Veterans should bring their DD 214 or valid ID to participate.

Introduction to R.A.D. (Rape Aggression Defense)
Mon., Jan. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.,
in the Alber Student Center Gymnasium

The Ohio State University Police Department is bringing its R.A.D. teaser to campus to introduce students, faculty, staff and community members at large, to this self-defense course for women. This is an introductory class to Rape Aggression Defense.  Please join us on Monday, January 26th, 2015 to take advantage of this free event. To reserve your spot, please contact Katy Gullo at or 740-725-6264. Reservations accepted through Wednesday, January 21, 2015. Space is limited. 

Students manage your stress, learn the art of Koru
Students, would you like to improve your 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? Register for the Koru Group today and in four short weeks you will learn the practice of mindfulness for college students, teaching you to better manage your stress and anxiety. The group will be offered twice during spring semester: February 11, 28, 25 & March 4; 3 – 4:15 p.m. and March 30, April 6, 13, 20; 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Koru Group is free to all Ohio State Marion students. Advanced registration required due to a limited number of seats. To register or for more information, contact Leslie Beary: or (740)725-6349. It’s a short-term commitment, with long-lasting results! 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.

We Challenge U Blood Drive
The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College will hold an American Red Cross blood drive Tuesday, February 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Alber Student Center Gymnasium. To schedule an appointment call (740) 725-6206, or visit, sponsor code: OSUMarionTech. Donate and be entered to win $2,000 in Krogrer gift cards for gas and groceries! Those who register to donate will receive a free t-shirt, while they last.

Surprise that special someone in class for Valentine's Day
For only $1 you can give that special someone a rose & and heart shaped sugar cookie. Sign up will take place between January 20th-February 2nd. The roses and cookies will be delivered February 11th & 12th. Please specify the class times for delivery. Sponsored by the Marion Campus Office of Student Activities.

2015 Summer Internship & Opportunity Fair
Wednesday, January 28, 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom, Ohio Union - Columbus campus

This event is primarily designed to help students acquire summer opportunities, and employers will be recruiting for volunteer positions, internships, and paid part-time and full-time opportunities. Over 100 registered employers are part of this event.  You can view the full list of participating employers at:

Nominations for Distinguished Staff Awards
Nominate staff members to be recognized and celebrated for the impact they have made at The Ohio State University. The Distinguished Staff Award honors 12 outstanding staff members for their significant leadership, accomplishments and service to the university. Award recipients are selected based on how they have enhanced the quality of work life for colleagues or customers; provided outstanding service to university stakeholders; developed creative solutions to increase department or university operations; or demonstrated one or more of the university’s values.

The nomination deadline is February 9, 2015. For more information or to nominate a staff member, visit

Nominations for Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Awards
The Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award celebrates and rewards diversity efforts on The Ohio State University campus. Award nominees can be campus organizations, academic units or teams, students, alumni, faculty or staff who have implemented policies, procedures, or programs to enhance diversity on the basis of any diversity qualities, such as color, race, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran or military service status, gender identity, economic status, political belief, marital status or social background.

The nomination deadline is February 9, 2015. For more information or to make a nomination, visit

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