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  FALLFEST Week is September 15-19...see event details below.


Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Mon., Sept. 15, 2014

Author of The Glass Castle, Jeanette Walls coming to Ohio State
Live stream of lecture in Marion and Delaware

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Participate in a live stream of Wall’s lecture at one of the following locations:

Ohio State Marion, Morrill Hall, Room 200
Delaware Partnership Location, Moeller Hall, Rooms 111/112

Want to attend in person? - Free tickets available
Mershon Auditorium (Tickets are needed for this location only) Free tickets are available for pick up on the third floor lobby of the Student Academic Services Building on the Columbus Campus weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery releases exhibition schedule for 2014-15 CHRIS TENNANT | Doubles  
September 8 - October 17, 2014
There will be closing reception with the artist Chris Tennant on Thursday October 9th from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.  There will be prints of select pieces available for free to those who attend.

October 27 - December 5, 2014

TATE SHAW | The Ground 
January 19 - March 6, 2015

ELIZABETH MUNGER | I Forgot, But I Am Trying To Remember
March 16 - May 1, 2015

The Kuhn Fine Arts Gallery is located off the main lobby at the east entrance of Ohio State Morrill Hall, 1465 Mount Vernon Avenue, Marion, Ohio 43302

The gallery is free and open to the public Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., September through May, and 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. June through August.

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Fallfest brings week of live music, games, fun to campus
September 15th-19th

Monday September 15
Trivia Contest
12:15 p.m.-1 p.m.
outside south east entrance Morrill Hall
(sign-up student org. office on Morrill Hall)

Tuesday September 16
Obstacle Course
12-1 p.m.
outside Maynard Hall

Wednesday September 17
Picnic at the Pond/Student Involvement Fair 
FREE food and The Victor Floyd Project
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Library Patio

Scavenger Hunt, available between 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Thursday, Septmber 18
"What would you do for a Klondike Bar?"
12-1 p.m.
Maynard Hall Portico

Interactive activities with professors
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
outside south east entrance Morrill Hall

Friday, September 19
Party at the Pond
on the lawn east of Maynard Hall

  • Karaoke 3-5 p.m. 
  • Free Hotdogs 4-5 p.m. 
  • Music 5-6 p.m. 
  • Steel Creek band 6-8 p.m. 
  • Left of Center band 9-11 p.m. 

Lawn games and other activities all day. Sign-up for all events at the Student Organization Office, first floor Morrill Hall.

Sign Up for Intramural Volleyball
The Marion Campus Office of Recreational Sports invites students, faculty, staff, and the community to take part in intramural volleyball.  To participate or learn more contact Emily Levings at or call 740-725-6206.

Mental health first aid training
The Crawford/Marion ADAMH Board and Marion Area Counseling Center will be hosting, free of charge, a mental health first aid training on the Marion campus Wednesday, September 24th, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Mental health first aid teaches the non-professional the signs and symptoms of mental health distress and gives some basic tools to better understand how to help in a challenging situation. If you are interested in attending, please email: to sign-up.

Free fly fishing demonstration for students on campus
Fly fishing instructor, Mr. Neil Neidhardt will visit the Marion campus Monday, October 6th at 10:30 a.m. for a free fly fishing demonstration for all interested students. Those interested should report to the Alber Student Center Gymnasium at 10:30 a.m. the group will move to the pond from until 2 p.m. with a break for lunch at 12 noon. 

2014 Study Abroad Expo
The 2014 Study Abroad Expo will be held on Friday, September 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library on the Columbus campus. The Expo gives students the opportunity to talk one-on-one with study abroad experts and learn more about the myriad of ways to study abroad at Ohio State. Students will be able to explore programs for all majors and learn more about how to fund their prospective study abroad experience. Visit the Office of International Affairs website to learn more.

Interested in a semester of study and travel abroad?
Semester at Sea will be visiting Ohio State on Friday
Please come out and ask questions! Also, feel free to bring a friend!

  • What: Study Abroad Fair and Semester at Sea
  • When: Friday, Sept 19th
  • Time: 10-2pm
  • Where: Buckeye Reading Room in the Thompson Library, Columbus campus

Rejina Stallings from the Institute for Shipboard Education | Semester at Sea will be there.  This program is sponsored by The University of Virginia


The Ohio State University at Marion has a host of student clubs & organizations for students to choose from.  Students are encouraged to take advantage of the complete college experience and join a student organization that interests you.
For a complete listing visit:
"Below are a few examples we are spotlighting this week.  We will feature other student organizations in future editions of Buckeye Briefs."

LeCercle Français (OSUM French Club)
LeCercle 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. Fridays at 12:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall, Room 290.
Contact: Dr. Zuheir Alidib, Advisor, (740) 725-6306; 

OSUM Soccer Club
The goal of the Soccer Club is to provide a friendly, social environment for athletes of all skill levels. We would like to socially engage students with members of the greater community through friendly soccer matches. The club will promote a healthy lifestyle of exercise and healthy eating to remain fit. 
Contact: Dr. Zuheir Alidib, Advisor, (740) 725-6306; 

OSUM Arabic Club
This group 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 Thursdays 12:00 -1:00  p.m. in Delaware Partnership Location, Room 123.  Contact: Dr. Zuheir Alidib, Advisor at 740.725.6306;

Vocalists and beatboxers wanted for campus a cappella group
Ohio State Marion's contemporary vocal group is currently holding open auditions to be part of the newest rendition of Ohio State's longest standing contemporary a cappella performing group (formerly InChant.)  All voices needed.  If you are interested, please contact Staff Advisor Wayne Rowe at: or call 740-725=6316.

Aspiring student writers wanted
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, on Sept. 17, Oct. 1, Oct. 15, Oct. 29, and Nov. 12, from 12:35-1:30 p.m., in the Library Classroom Building, room 105K (Marion Campus). Feel free to bring some sweet words! And don’t forget your ears! Yeah, hands too!

Students: learn to manage stress and anxiety
The Practice of Mindfulness for College Students
Koru Group
Four consecutive Wednesdays beginning October 1st
October 1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd
3:00 to 4:15 pm
Morrill Hall Room 219

FREE to all Ohio State students
Advanced registration is required due to a limited number of seats
To register or for more information, contact Leslie Beary: or (740)725-6349.

By learning and practicing mindfulness participants can expect to:

  • Improve 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

It’s a short-term commitment, with long-lasting results!

Koru Group will be offered a second time during the autumn semester, please suggest a day and time that work well for you in case you cannot make this one!

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.

Tour the Emerald Isle, March 12-20, 2015
9 days in Dublin, Galway, Killarney, and Cork, Ireland. No culture captivates the world quite like the Irish. Rich in folkloric tradition, full of literary treasures, and covered with breathtaking green landscapes, Ireland is one of the world’s most welcoming countries. Experience history at Blarney Castle, awe-inspiring scenery along the Ring of Kerry and a creative flair in the colorful Georgian Doors of Dublin.

Offered to all Ohio State Marion students, staff, and faculty. For more information, visit: and enter tour # 1571451NN or contact Dr. Zuheir Alidib at

Travel Itenerary
Day 1: Fly overnight to Ireland
Fly overnight to Ireland

Day 2: Dublin
Meet your Tour Director at the airport
Take a walking tour of Dublin
With your tour director you will see:
Grafton Street
Temple Bar

Day 3: Dublin
Take a guided tour of Dublin
With your expert local guide you will see:
Georgian squares
O’Connell Street
St. Stephen’s Green
Phoenix Park

See the Book of Kells at Trinity College
Visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Enjoy a free evening or Irish Music & Dance       

Day 4: Dublin • Galway
Travel to Galway
Take an excursion to Connemara, Maam Cross and Spiddal
Take a tour of Galway
With your tour director you will see:
River Corrib
Bowling Green

Day 5: Galway • Killarney
Take a tour of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher
Visit the Cliffs of Moher Interpretive Center
Visit Bunratty Castle and Folk Park
Travel to Killarney

Day 6: Killarney
Take an excursion to the Ring of Kerry
Visit the Bog Village Museum

Day 7: Killarney • Cork
Visit Blarney Castle
Travel to Cork
Take a walking tour of Cork
Visit to Queenstown Experience

Day 8: Kilkenny • Dublin
Travel to Kilkenny and Kildare
Visit the National Stud Farm in Kildare
Travel to Dublin

Day 9: Depart for home
Depart for home

Total for students - $2,740
Total for adults - $2,950

Classical India Study Tour 2015
Experience 6,000 YEARS OF Indian Culture and History
Travel Dates: May 5-21, 2015 – May Session

Tentative Itinerary:

  • Delhi: - Delhi is India’s capital city with a rich history spanning over 2,000 years.  Old Delhi was the capital of Muslim India from the 12th through the 19th centuries. Visit Jama Masjid,  Qutub Minar, Humayun's tomb considered a precursor to the Taj Mahal for its Indo-Persian design); the India Gate war memorial andthe Parliament, stop at the Gandhi Smriti Museum, and the Raj Ghat at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial and cremation site.

  • Agra: - Visit the Taj Mahal at sunrise and the Agra Fort, the seat of the Mughal Empire.

  • Varanasi: - In Varanasi enjoy the Ghats (the banks of the river Ganges), witness the illuminated Ganga Aarti ceremony, take a boat ride past various Ghats where you’ll see people ritually cleansing themselves, and visit Benaras Hindu University.

  • Sarnath: - Sarnath is where Siddartha Gautama, later known as Buddha, gave his first sermon in the 6th century BCE

  • Khajuraho: - A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Khajuraho Group of Monuments once contained 85 temples that had been built during the Chandela dynasty, ca 1000 CE – today only about 25 remain. The Khajuraho temple complex has some of the finest examples of temple architecture in northern India. They have been described as a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture; the detailed sculptures put them among India's most revered works of art. 

Tentative Cost: $2,600   OSUM students can apply for OSUM Study Tour Scholarships.

Register for History 2798: INDIA STUDY TOUR Spring Semester and May Session 2015. For more information contact:  V. Steffel at:


2015 Open Enrollment Information Session
Thursday, October 16, 12-1 p.m., Guthery Community Room, Maynard Hall

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend.  Representatives from the Human Resources Benefits Department (main campus) will be here to discuss any changes to our benefits for the 2015 calendar year.  Please feel free to bring your lunch.  We will be videoconferencing for our Delaware CSCC employees. 

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