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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 - Monday, Sept. 26, 2016


Marion Campus Fall Fest
Monday, September 26-Thursday, September 29

Pumpkin Painting
Monday, Septemb er 26, 12-5 p.m.
Outside the Alber Student Center

Break out your paint brushes and your fall spirit by painting your own pumpkin with Student Life! Stop by between or after classes and let your creativity shine.

Professor Trivia
Tuesday, September 27, 12:30-1-30 p.m.
Alber Student Center

Team up with your professor and try your hand at trivia in this peer against peer, professor against professor battle.

Prairie Grill Out
Wednesday, September 28, 12-2 p.m.
Prairie Nature Center

Enjoy autumn weather and nature surrounding our very own Marion campus and visit the Prairie Nature Center where Student Life is hosting a free cookout. This is your chance to not only see the Ohio natural prairie that students on campus maintain, but to also hang with your friends and grab some free lunch.

Chili Cook-off
Thursday, September 29, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Alber Student Center

Do you think you've got what it takes to serve your chili at a competitive level? If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen and come to sample other students' and professors' chili! Bring home bragging rights and a prize if your chili comes out on top!

41st Annual Marion Area College Night
Marion Technical College and The Ohio State University at Marion will host the 41st Annual Marion Area College Night on Wednesday, September 28 at the Alber Student Center on the Marion campus. Representatives from Ohio State, Marion Technical College, and over 50 representatives from colleges, universities, trade schools, and the military will be on hand to work with prospective students to learn more about college and career options available.

The evening will feature an Admission and Financial Aid Information Session from
5:30-6 p.m., NCAA eligibility session from 6-6:30 p.m., and College Fair from 6-7:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Tony Box at 740/386-4109 or

Choosing Your College Major
Thursday, September 29, 12:30 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Room 124

Students who are conflicted about which college major they should choose should attend this informative exploration session - it may just change your life.



Distance Education Online Course Creation Studio
Thursday, September 29, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Enarson Classroom Building, Columbus Campus

The Distance Education Learning and Teaching Academy (DELTA) in the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) is offering a great opportunity for faculty members who need assistance with online course creation. DELTA will host an online course creation studio as an opportunity for faculty members to ask any questions they have related to course creation and get assistance and answers from ODEE's instructional design team. Attendees will learn about resources that can help them work through any course design challenges they are currently facing and get hands-on help from the experts.

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

Announcing the cast of the 2016 campus musical comedy, "Sugar"
Performances: November 3 & 4, 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium

Sugar Kane: Hannah Fuller
Sweet Sue: Alexandra Kauser
Bienstock: Ethan Clewell
Joe (Josephine): Robby Stoneburner
Jerry (Daphne): Colton Conley
Spats Palazzo: Matthew Meade
Sir Osgood Fielding: Evan Pfeifer
Olga: Armani Borden
Dolores: Mackenzie Reinhart
Mary Lou: Hannah Greer
Rosella: Ashley Keener
Chorus: Tatiana Ruano
Chorus: Mercedes Vaughn
Chorus: Summer Hopkins

Fifteenth Annual "A Taste of the Harvest"
Monday, October 3, 6:30 p.m.
The Ohio State University at Marion’s Guthery Community Room in Maynard Hall is the setting for WOSU’s fifteenth annual wine tasting benefit. This event, which draws over 130 area wine lovers and amateur wine connoisseurs, offers friends and family an enjoyable evening of wine selections from around the world and a delicious assortment of specialty hors d’ oeuvres. Wines are provided by Mid Ohio Wines. Tickets are $40 per person and must be purchased in advance.
Proceeds from the event will help support WOSB 91.1 FM, part of the WOSU-FM Classics Network, which carries and strengthens the WOSU-FM signal to the people of Crawford, Marion, and Wyandot Counties through a repeater tower located in northern Marion County.

For tickets & more, contact Emily Creasap at 740/725-6340 or

Fall Break 2016
Thursday, October 13 & Friday, October 14
No classes, offices open.

Five Nights on Campus: The Barefoot Movement
Thursday, October 13, 7:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall Auditorium

The Barefoot Movement is anything but your standard bluegrass band. They stretch from a strong foundation of traditional Appalachian music, borrowing the best from other genres such as bluegrass, blues, folk, rock, country, and pop. Featured in concerts across the country, their top-notch musicianship speaks for itself through narrative lyrics, tight three-part harmonies, hot instrumental riffs, and catchy vocals hooks

The Running Dead:  Zombies Unleashed 5K
Saturday, October 22, 10 a.m.
Alber Student Center

The Marion Campus and Marion Popcorn Festival are joining forces to bring you The Running Dead: Zombies Unleashed 5K. The race is located on the beautiful Marion campus.  The race starts at the Alber Student Center where runners will take off to endure a 5K run through a zombie-infested course. Test your speed, endurance, and strength while trying to avoid ravenous zombies!
Runners will have flags that represent their health. Zombies will try to steal those flags. Runners must make it to the finish line with at least one flag or become one of the walking dead! All proceeds will support the Marion  Popcorn Festival and students attending the Marion Campus.

Find more information about the schedule and registration prices here.

"Kapow!" Ohio State Marion Writers' Group
Feeling like you need a hand with your creative writing? Come to the next meeting of Kapow! Meetings this semester will be on Wednesday, every other week, going through September 28, October 12 & 26, and November 12 & 30 in the Library Classroom Building, Room 105K. Feel free to share your work or just come, listen in, and hang out - all are welcome.

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.

Upcoming Library Hours
August 29 - December 18
Monday – Thursday     8AM – 8PM 
Friday                             8AM –5PM
Saturday – Sunday      CLOSED  

Reset Your Password Anywhere via Text Message
It’s easy to forget your password if you’ve been away from Ohio State for a semester or two. Now there’s a new, easier way to reset your password by using the SMS text message service on your phone (SMS is “Short Message Service”). If you already receive Buckeye Alert text messages, then you’re already set up to use this new service. 

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

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