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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Monday, Oct. 24, 2016


Interviewing Effectively
Thursday, October 27, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Room 124

The interview can be intimidating but not if you're prepared. This information session will provide you with what you need to make a great first impression.

Big Ten Kick-off Bash
Join the OSU Alumni Club of Marion County, the Ohio State Pep Band, the 2016 Ohio State Marion Homecoming Court, Brutus Buckeye and a special guest speaker at the annual Big Ten Bash, Thursday, October 27 in the Alber Student Center. Doors for the bash will open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner being served from 6 to 7 p.m. An auction will begin at 7 p.m. A silent auction runs concurrently with the live auction. Tickets for the bash are available by calling club members Ann Wickersham at 740-389-2293 or Ted Temple at 740-387-2744. Cost for the event is $20, which includes a roast beef sandwich dinner provided by Country Caterers. Rob Lill has created a Buckeye Sundae to be served with chocolate chip cookies for dessert.
Funds raised from the event benefit scholarships at Ohio State Marion.



The Alber Student Center Gymnasium Fall 2016 Schedule
The gymnasium is opening back up on Monday and that means fitness classes are starting. From POUND to HIIT, ABS and Dance; we have a class for you. All classes are FREE and drop in. Pound class is limited spacing and first come first serve.

Mondays:                                                                            Tuesdays:
12-2 p.m. - Open Rock Climbing                                  12:30 p.m. - Lunch Express
1 p.m. - Open Gym                                                           1 p.m. - Power Abs
5:15 p.m. - POUND Class                                              6 p.m. - Open Gym

Wednesdays:                                                                    Thursdays:
12-2 p.m. - Open Rock Climbing                                  12:30 p.m. - Lunch Express
12:30 p.m. - Open Gym                                                   1 p.m. - Power Abs
1 p.m. - Open Gym                                                           6 p.m. - Open Gym
5:15 p.m. - Dance Fitness

12-2 p.m. - Open Rock Climbing

Calling for Donations: Loving Scarves Thanksgiving Project
Students in English 2367.01 are collecting new and gently used scarves, hats, gloves and mittens in youth and adult sizes. These items will go in Loving Scarves bags which will be made available to adults and children in need in the Marion area. Donation boxes will be located in all of the OSUM buildings between October 31st and November 11th. Please consider donating these items so that people in need won't go cold this winter. Items will be distributed just prior to Thanksgiving. If you would rather give a monetary donation, please contact Amy Tibbals at You can warm up someone's life by providing Loving Scarves.

Tech Hub $10,000 Student Grant Giveaway
Do you have a great idea for a tech project that just needs a little funding to get off the ground? Student project grants can help you host a hackathon, produce a product, and much more. Tech Hub wants to support projects big and small, whether you are integrating technology into dance or creating an app. A total pool of $10,000 will be awarded to the top three projects. Submit your innovation here for the chance to pitch to your fellow students and make your project a reality.
Applicants must be an Ohio State University student, and awardees must commit to present their project in a 5-10 minute pitch at Tech Hub and share their results at the future Project Grants Events. Projects should demonstrate a connection to innovative uses of technology. This can mean using existing tech in a novel way, or developing new tech to supplement existing systems/ stand alone.

To receive consideration all materials must be submitted by midnight on October 30th.

Campus United Way Kick-off Event
Faculty & staff, mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 1st from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. to attend the 2016 United Way Kickoff Event in the Guthery Community Room, Maynard Hall. Amber Wertman, Executive Director of North Central Ohio United Way, will share a 3 to 4 minute video with success stories and then a short PowerPoint with follow up information. As in previous years, come and sample (free!) delicious homemade soups and desserts. We will have your pledge card available if you want to be one of the first to contribute.

Healthy Potluck Party
Please join your Buckeye Wellness Innovators, Leslie, Shannon and myself on November 7th from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. for a Healthy Potluck “Party”. This will be a fun time for you to share your favorite dish and mingle with your OSU family! We will have judges (Wildtree and Pampered Chef representatives) to join the fun and prizes will be awarded. This will prove to be a fun luncheon for all. Please RSVP to by October 28th as to whether or not you will be attending the festivities. Even if you are unable to attend the Potluck, I would greatly appreciate if you would submit your recipes….starting today!

Earlier, Easier FAFSA for 2017-2018
FAFSA for the 2017-2018 academic year is available on October 1, 2016. February 1, 2017 is Ohio State's priority date for the FAFSA and Special Scholarships Application. Use 2015 Federal income taxes and the Data Retriever Tool to easily complete the FAFSA online!

File your FAFSA earlier in the admissions process, have more time to make an informed decision about affordability when choosing which college to attend, and use the Data Retriever Tool to make the process easier and more accurate. Priority filing takes place from October 1, 2016-February 1, 2017. Ohio State's code is 003090 at and

Get the Facts on the Zika Virus
If you are planning to travel to a Zika-affected area, know how to keep yourself and others healthy. Zika is a disease caused by the Zika virus and is spread primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Sexual transmission of Zika virus is well documented, and the CDC continues to update advice related to ways to prevent transmission of Zika and the locations where Zika virus is actively spreading. Their most up-to-date recommendations can be found on the CDC website at:

All travelers should take maximum precautions to avoid mosquito bites and to practice safe sex. Get the facts at

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.

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



Psychology 5832: Lifespan Sociomoral Development
Dr. Chris Daddis / 3 credits / Spring 2017
In this course, we will examine the major approaches to moral development including psychoanalytic, cognitive-developmental, and socialization theories. Through discussion of primary source material, we will examine, compare, and contrast major theories and consider the research methods and findings associated with each approach. The primary focus will be on psychological approaches, but we will also consider philosophical issues and educational applications.

Anthropology 5623: Environmental Anthropology
Dr. Anna Willow / 3 credits / Spring 2017
Have you heard the news? We're living in the Anthropocene. This means that humans are now the dominant force influencing the Earth's topography, ecosystems, and climate. How did we get here? How do we impact the environment? And how does the environment influence our behavior? What does "nature" really mean? In a time of environmental change, how can we realize our best possible future?

Molecular Genetics 4500 & 4501: General Genetics & Molecular Genetics Laboratory
Dr. Ruben Petreaca / Spring 2017
We are excited to offer both General Genetics and Molecular Genetics Laboratory for the first time at Ohio State at Marion. In MolGen 4500 we will examine major topics in genetics that include transmission genetics, molecular genetics, population genetics and evolution, and recombinant DNA and genomics. In MolGen 4501 we will use yeast to do hands on experiments on two major topics in molecular genetics, transmission genetics and recombinant DNA technology. MolGen 4500 is a prerequisite/co-requisite for MolGen4501. You are strongly encouraged to enroll in both classes in the same semester as the laboratory exercises are designed to complement the lectures in MolGen 4500.

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