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Buckeye Briefs is Ohio State Marion's official campus-wide weekly online newsletter for students, faculty, and staff. Buckeye Briefs is produced by the Office of Communications & Marketing during autumn & winter semesters.


Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Tues., Oct. 6, 2015

PARKING - Allow for Extra Time, Park in Lots 5, 6, 7, Be Safe
Please note that construction has begun on a new parking lot and the southern leg of our internal road. This means that the southern leg of the internal road is closed, as well as a number of parking spaces in lots 2 and 3. Incoming and outgoing traffic patterns will be clearly marked through these lots during the construction period, expected to last through December 2015. Of particular concern is the crossing between lots 2 and 3, where pedestrian and automobile traffic will mix. This intersection is clearly marked, but you should be aware that pedestrians have the right-of-way at this intersection. Both pedestrians and motorists should exercise extreme caution. When complete the new 170-space lot will add at least a dozen additional spaces to campus parking, even as lot 2 is closed for the new building construction.

To avoid the construction congestion, you are invited to use lots 5, 6, and 7 on the east side of the campus. Students may want to allow extra time to get to class due to the construction and parking changes.

>>> CLICK HERE TO see the illustration and thank you for your patience during this first phase of our Science/Engineering Building Project.

Autumn Break - no classes, offices open
October 15 & 16, 2015

National Depression Screening Day, October 8th
Students are invited to complete an Anonymous Wellness Screening (Screenings include:  Depression, Bipolar, Eating Disorder, Anxiety, Alcohol and PTSD). Stop by a screening station between 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the southwest lobby of Morrill Hall or the Alber Student Center lobby. Screenings take only 2-3 minutes to complete. Complete a screening and be entered into a give-away drawing! 

REACH Suicide Prevention Training
October 14th 12:30 – 2:00 pm Morrill Hall Room 200
4-5:30 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 160

October 27th 9-10:30 a.m., Morrill Hall Room 160

REACH is the OSU Suicide Prevention training program designed to help individuals prevent suicide by teaching them how to:

  • Recognize warning signs
  • Engage with empathy
  • Ask directly about suicide
  • Communicate hope
  • Help suicidal individuals to access care and treatment

Anyone can help prevent suicide by learning the risks, warning signs and how to intervene.  The training lasts approximately 60-90 minutes.  Sign up today, it just may save a life!

Register by emailing

Attention Soon To Be Graduates…
The Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) will soon be seeking applicants for the 2017 Legislative and Telecommunication Fellowship Program. Full-time fellows receive full state of Ohio employee benefits and are paid $28,000.00 per year, with the opportunity to earn a $2,000.00 bonus.  The application period beginning January 1, 2016. All backgrounds are welcome and no political experience is required.   Visit: for complete information.

The Manufacturing Industry Needs You!
The Ohio Department of Higher Education Ohio Means Internships and Co-ops (OMIC) program funds co-located student internships in advanced manufacturing.

Student Benefits:
- Gain hands-on educational opportunities working on real-world industry projects.
- Earn competitive hourly wages from participating companies.
- Receive $1,000.00 scholarship as part of internship.
- Open doors to future employment.
- Receive academic credit or transcript notation at completion.

For more information, visit:

Flu Shots for Faculty/Staff and All Dependents
Visit an in-network pharmacy. Faculty, staff, and family members 7 years of age and older (dependents of University and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Faculty/Staff) enrolled in a university medical plan can receive a flu shot at no charge from a retail pharmacy in the OSUHP pharmacy network. You can get your flu shot at any in-network pharmacy, but the following pharmacies are preferred for your flu vaccine:  Costco, CVS, Good Neighbor Pharmacy Provider, Kroger, Meijer, Rite Aid, and Target. Simply present your OSU Health Plan medical/prescription drug ID card, and there will be no copay or out-of-pocket expenses.  Please note that flu shots must be provided and administered by the pharmacy.

Illegal use of new University Drive extension
As the new road along the west edge of campus (the “University Drive” extension) nears completion and—to some—may appear to be complete, it apparently has become rather tempting for some people to use it.  However, it has not officially opened and technically belongs to the contractor, not the county, until construction is complete.  Those not authorized to be on the road are trespassing. 

The county engineer and the contractor have asked that we remind faculty, staff, and students that the road is not open.  Non-construction traffic on the road endangers both the workers and the drivers.  The construction company will be putting more significant barriers at either end of the road to help make this point.

You should know that the county and the contractors will begin making note of license plate numbers and vehicle descriptions of drivers illegally on the road and will give them to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department. 

PALS Mentoring Program: panel discussion and information session
Want to make a positive difference in a child's life? Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to learn more about the the PALS (Pride and Life Skills) mentoring program, a joint venture between OSU Marion and the Boys and Girls Club of Marion. This lunch hour information session features Maryjo Mundey, Cheri King, and Dan Aquino, all current mentors, as well as program director Karen Thomas. Food will be provided.

Date and Time: Monday, October 12, from 12:30 - 1:20 p.m.
Room: Morrill Hall 290

Monster Ball 2015 - no tricks...just treats
Thursday, October 29, 6-9 p.m., Alber Student Center
Students are invited to the Alber Student Center to celebrate Halloween with a costume contest, photo booth, DJ, prizes, food, refreshments and fun!  Don’t miss it!

21st season of Five Nights on Campus
Five Nights on Campus, Ohio State Marion’s performing arts and entertainment series, is pleased to announce their 2015-16 line-up.  For complete details on the upcoming season visit the web at:

The Palace Theatre Big Band
Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:30 p.m.

*A Day in Hollywood, A Night in the Ukraine - A student based musical
Thursday, November 5 & Friday, November 6, 2015

OSU Men’s Glee Club
Thursday, March 10, 2016

TR! The Man in the Arena
Thursday, April 14, 2016

The General Guinness Band
Thursday, May 12, 2016

All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 7 p.m. All tickets are general seating.  For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, or more information on Five Nights contact Gary Iams at: (740) 725-6253 or e-mail:
Individual performance ticket prices are $10 general admission, $9 seniors, $4 students, and $8 for Marion Campus faculty & staff.  Tickets are also available at the door the evening of each event.  *Tickets for the student musical are priced at $15 general admission and $10 seniors.

Graduate and Professional School Expo
When: October 21, 12-4:30p
Where: Ohio Union Grand Ballroom

Is Graduate School in your future? Whether you are on the fence or have your mind made up about attending Grad or Professional School, getting a head start on the process gives you an edge over other students applying! Ohio State offers the best resource to give you that edge; the annual Graduate and Professional School Expo. The Expo hosts more than 100 Graduate Schools from across the country and will allow you to explore all of your options, gather information, and make connections with admission officers.  The Expo will also give you access to panels of current graduate students, admission officers, and admission faculty. These panels serve to give you invaluable tips and advice from the people who know the Graduate School admission process the best.

Admission is free to all Ohio State students and professional dress is not required. RSVP for the event at this link and be entered to win an Apple watch! We hope to see you all there!

Professional development opportunities through BuckeyeLearn
A new option for staff and faculty to engage in professional learning and development is available! BuckeyeLearn is a university-wide online training tool, allowing learning and training opportunities to be easily accessed by the university community of faculty, staff and student employees.

You are encouraged to use the wide-range of features in BuckeyeLearn to participate in training opportunities across Ohio State. Features include online courses, registration for in-person trainings, a transcript to document completed professional development activities, a catalogue of available opportunities offered by other colleges or units, and access to training 24/7.

Learn more about BuckeyeLearn by visiting


Astronomy Club - Come See How Insignificant You Are in the Universe
The Ohio State University at Marion Astronomy Club is held every Friday night at the Perkins Observatory. For more information, contact Robert Dixon ( or Professor Christopher Orban ( 

Sociology Criminology Club meeting, Oct. 8
The Ohio State Marion Sociology/Criminology Club would like to invite you to attend our next meeting on October 8, 12:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall, room 219. Anyone who is interested in majoring or minoring in sociology or criminology should definitely consider attending this meeting. This will be your chance to learn about the program curriculum and course offerings for the next upcoming year. Additionally, any student that is interested in attending a tour of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville will have the opportunity to sign up during the meeting. The visit will include a walkthrough of the Achieving Baby Care Success (ABC's) program. The ABC’s program is Ohio’s only institutional nursery program which allows pregnant inmates to maintain custody of their infants after they are born. This would be an exciting opportunity to see first-hand what the environment inside of a prison is like and introduce you to some of the amazing programs offered to the inmates.

KaPow! OSU-Marion Writers' Group

Feeling like you need a hand with your  creative writing? Then come to the next meeting of “KaPow!” the OSU-Marion Writers’ Group! Our meetings this semester will be on Wednesdays, every other week: Oct. 14, Oct. 28, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9, from @ 12:35-1:20, in the Library, first floor, room 105K (Marion campus). Feel free to bring some sweet words! And don’t forget your ears! Yeah, hands too!

Le Cercle Français (The French Club)
Le Cercle Français was developed to explore the diversity of French culture, and to promote understanding of how French culture affects our everyday lives. If you are interested in expanding your knowledge, language skills, traveling and participating in social/cultural activities that explore the French traditions and customs, please plan to join us on Fridays 12:15-1:15 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 290.  For more information contact Advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib at: 

The Arabic Club
The Arabic Club is created to explore 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 the Arabic heritage and customs. Please plan to join us on Fridays 12:15 -1:15 p.m. in Morrill Hall, room 290. For more information contact Advisor Dr. Zuheir Alidib at: 

Veterans of Marion Campus
Veterans of Marion Campus student organization meetings will be help the 1st Wednesdays of the month in the Veterans Support Lounge located in the Alber Student Center room 111B. Each meeting will be 12:30 – 1:30. Any Ohio State or MTC military or veteran student, family, or supporters of military and veteran causes are invited to attend. Dates are:

Wednesday, October 7
Wednesday, November 4
Wednesday, December 2

Veterans of the Marion Campus is a group of military veterans and supporters from The Ohio State University at Marion and Marion Technical College. This group provides student veterans support and access to resources to successfully transition to the life of a student. Members are encouraged to share their unique and similar experiences through academic opportunities, social networking, and community involvement.

For more information contact Leslie Beary, or Sharon Gattshall,

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

Savings from AT&T Mobile for Students, Faculty & Staff

For Students:
AT&T – Students at The Ohio State University can save 10% on qualified monthly mobility rate plans from AT&T. For questions or additional details regarding the discount program, visit or, visit your local store at  142 MCMAHAM BOULEVARD,  or call 740-298-8484.  Restrictions apply. Bring student ID as proof of eligibility. Ask about our new Direct TV promotions!

For Faculty Staff:
AT&T – Faculty/Staff at The Ohio State University can save 17% on qualified monthly mobility rate plans from AT&T. For questions or additional details regarding the discount program, visit  or, visit your local store at  142 MCMAHAM BOULEVARD,  or call 740-298-8484.  Restrictions apply. Bring Faculty/Staff ID as proof of eligibility. Ask about our new Direct TV promotions!

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