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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, Feb. 27, 2017


Marion's Got Talent
Tuesday, February 28, 6-8 p.m.
Morrill Hall Auditorium (Room 100)

Please join the campus community for a special evening of entertainment. Encourage and support our students as they show off their unique talents and abilities like juggling, rapping, singing, dancing, and more!
Student participants attend either Ohio State Marion or Marion Technical College and have auditioned for a place in the talent show. This is a FREE event open to students, staff, faculty, and the community. For more information about the event, contact Karen Leuthold at

Campus Campaign Kick-off
Wednesday, March 1, 8-9 a.m.
Maynard Hall Rotunda

Enjoy FREE hot chocolate, coffee, and tea as we celebrate the kick-off to this year's campus campaign! This year's feature fund, Campus Improvements, will provide funds to refurbish the Morrill Hall Student Lounge. New furniture, carpeting, and a ledge with computer ports will be included in the re-design.
To honor Gordon Aubrecht's legacy and teaching, we are seeking funds to name the physics lab for Gordon in the new science & engineering building.
To view all fund accounts, visit For further information, contact Barbara Kaelber at, Maryjo Mundey at or Emily Creasap at

Campus Change Day
Wednesday, March 1, 11a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Guthery Community Room

Any student planning to transition to the Columbus campus for Summer or Autumn term of 2017 should attend this meeting to obtain information on financial aid, advising, housing, parking, campus involvement, and more.

11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Academic Advisors will be available to meet with students to take questions and complete a campus change application
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.: Columbus Campus Representatives from Student Life will present information about Columbus campus parking, housing, campus resources, and more.

Wednesday, March 1, 12 p.m.-2 p.m.
Alber Student Center

RUOK? Day is an event that focuses on reducing stigma related to mental health issues and preventing suicide. It is a day to demonstrate compassion and caring. It’s a day for each of us to tune into each other, offer a listening ear and lend support. This year’s slogan is: Erase Stigma! We want members of our campus community to know about on and off campus resources and ways to access help, if ever needed. It is a fair-like event with activities, music, free lunch and lots of prizes.



OSU Online Readiness Tool
The Ohio State University’s new Online Readiness Tool is ready to use! Produced by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), the tool is designed to provide students of all ages with a glimpse of the skills they need to be successful online and what they can expect from an online experience at Ohio State.
Share this new tool around the Marion campus and encourage those who work with students to use it to help them gauge if they are ready to learn online. Below are links to the tool and a Box folder with images and a digital sign available for you to use.
Box Folder:

Campus building open hours announcement
To enhance the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff, as well as the facilities themselves, the campus is establishing a policy, effective March 20, 2017, that formally sets standard open hours for all buildings on the Marion campus. 
Standard building open hours will be 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  In order to meet specific academic or programmatic needs, adjustments to standard building hours may be made during finals weeks, as needed or appropriate.  Aside from the Alber Student Center’s open hours on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, campus buildings normally will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.  The buildings may be opened for courses as needed or particular activities during other times, with those hours established as courses are scheduled or activities are set.  The expectation is that students will leave the buildings by the 11:00 pm closing time.

Astronomy on Tap: Great minds do NOT think alike: Einstein and Cosmology
Thursday, March 2, 6-9 p.m.
Strongwater events space, 401 W. Town St.

Ohio State Marion’s Associate Professor of Physics, Dr. Chris Orban is featured in this week’s edition of College of Arts and Science News & Updates for his discussion on the history and philosophy of cosmology, summarizing Einstein's first Models of Cosmology, and how they differed from other scientists at the time.

Honors & Scholars to Host National HERU Conference
The Ohio State University Honors & Scholars Center will be hosting the bi-annual national Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) conference May 24-25, 2017. HERU brings together faculty, staff, and advisors from across the country who work with Honors students to share best practices and research on high ability student development.  Ohio State faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this year’s conference on campus. Learn more.

Marion Campus Career Week
Monday, March 6
Rock Your Resume - 12:30 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. in the Alber Student Center
Is your resume ready for the job fair? Learn the basics of resume writing and how to use online portfolios to wow employers - free resume paper provided.

Tuesday, March 7
Coffee and Cover Letters - 12:30 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. in the Alber Student Center
Visit our table in the lobby to grab some coffee and donuts while having your resume and cover letter critiqued. What good is coffee without donuts?
Job Fair Readiness - 12:30 p.m. & 5:15 p.m. in the Alber Student Center, Room 111A
From resumes to elevator pitch, come to this presentation to learn everything you need to know to impress employers at the job fair.

Wednesday, March 8
Attire for Hire Fashion Show - 12:30 p.m. in the Alber Student Center
See your classmates model the "do's and don'ts" of professional attire - from interviews to casual Friday.
Ohio Means Jobs - 1 p.m. in the Alber Student Center
Get information on your one-stop online shop to help you decide a career, find a job and be successful. Your dream career is waiting for you!

Five Nights on Campus presents Jason Farnham
Thursday, March 9
Doors to the Morrill Hall Auditorium open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance starts at 7:30 p.m
Take Jerry Lee Lewis, add some Victor Borge, Beethoven-on-steroids, garnish with Schroeder from Peanuts, throw it all together in a blender, and what comes out is an unmistakable Jason Farnham show. He has delighted audiences around the country combining contemporary romantic piano, jazz, bosa nova, blues, and classical with a twist. Also included are a handful of Jason’s signature original piano pieces that his fans adore!
Tickets will be on sale in advance in MY240 and at the door:
Student: $4
Adult: $10
Senior (60+): $9

Register Today for Pelotonia 17
Registration is open for Pelotonia 17! This grassroots movement began in 2009 with one goal: end cancer. Since then, Pelotonia has donated 100% of every dollar raised—over $130 million to date—to support cancer research at Ohio State. We invite you to join Team Buckeye, the Ohio State group of Pelotonia participants, as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer. Riders are at the heart of the Pelotonia movement. They will be fundraising and cycling on routes of between 25 and 180 miles on Aug. 5-6. Virtual riders fundraise and build the Pelotonia community without getting on a bicycle. Volunteers are essential to Pelotonia’s operations and help promote the Pelotonia spirit throughout the weekend of the event. Register today as a volunteer, virtual rider or rider at

May 2018 Study Tour to Southern India
May 2-17, 2018
Price: The tentative price of $2750 includes: roundtrip air fare; hotels, based on double
occupancy; meals; local transportation in India; entrance fees; gratuities and taxes. (Note that costs are subject to airline fares.)
For more information and details about the itinerary, go to our travel brochure.

Science Cafe: How Can They Believe That? with Dr. R. Kelly Garret
Tuesday, March 7, 6 p.m.
The Warehouse Italian Dinners, 320 W. Center Street

Falsehoods were a defining feature of the 2016 US Presidential Election despite the best efforts of citizens and news agencies alike. Inaccurate messages came from all over the web, from parody news sites, foreign disinformation campaigns, and sometimes even the candidates themselves. Although we do not know how misperceptions altered this election, there is no question that decision making is hindered when citizens do not know what is true. This talk explores what we know about the causes of misperception, and what each of us can do to guard against common sources of bias and error.
Ohio State Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Kelly Garret, studies online political communication, with an emphasis on how citizens use new technologies to engage with controversial topics. His most recent work, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, focuses on how online sources of news and information can contribute to both the spread and correction of misperceptions. He has over 25 research publications, and his work has been featured on television, radio, print, and online.

Apply to be a part of the Ohio State Marion 2017 Homecoming Court
Court members are chosen based on their academic success, leadership qualities, spirit, integrity, and achievement through their contributions and involvement at Ohio State. The Court selection process begins with a paper application. Based on application scores and GPA, individual interviews are offered and conducted by OSU faculty, staff, and alumni. The scores from the paper application and interview are combined with the student body vote, and the court is announced.

Applicants must have 30 credit hours by the end of the 2017 Spring semester and a 2.50 cumulative GPA to be on court. Court members then volunteer and serve as ambassadors during Welcome Week and Homecoming Week, prior to a student body vote and announcement of the Homecoming Queen and King.

Any questions, please contact Karen Leuthold, Program Coordinator for the Ohio State Marion Office of Student Activities | Diversity & Inclusion at Applications are available starting February 13 and must be turned into Karen Leuthold by March 3.

Be heard in the campus climate survey
campus climate survey on sexual misconduct and relationship violence is available to students through Friday, March 10. Ensuring a safe and healthy campus climate is Ohio State’s top priority. You are encouraged to complete the survey to inform and enhance Buckeyes ACT, Ohio State’s comprehensive plan to combat sexual misconduct and relationship violence. Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous. Take the survey:

Job, Internship, and Education Fair
Thursday, March 9, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Alber Student Center

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet with dozens of employers across the state of Ohio! Build your contact network and scope out the field of employment, whether you're searching for a full time, part time, or internship position - as well as educational opportunities. Refreshments will be made available by various student organizations, and this event is free and open to all students, as well as the community.

Kapow! The Ohio State Marion Writers' Group
Feeling like you need a hand with your stories and poems - or at least some good ears to listen to your work? The Ohio State Marion Writers' Group, Kapow! meets every couple of weeks in spring semester, running Thursday, March 8; Wednesday, March 29; and Wednesday, April 5 in the Library Classroom Building, Room 105K from 12:40-1:20 p.m. Feel free to bring some sweet words or just come, hang out, and listen.

Marion Campus Library displays the National Archives' The Bill of Rights and You

The Marion Campus Library is currently displaying a new pop-up exhibition from the National ArchivesThe Bill of Rights and You, commemorating the 225th anniversary of the ratification of this landmark document. The Bill of Rights and You spotlights one of the most remarkable periods in American history, explores the origins of the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution (collectively known as the Bill of Rights), illustrates how each amendment protects U.S. citizens, and looks at how Americans exercise the rights outlined in the amendments. The Bill of Rights and You invites visitors to connect directly with the people, places, and events that mark this historic document’s evolution.  This exhibit runs through February 28, 2017. 

Marion Campus Recreation Spring Gym Schedule
Mondays:                                                                         Thursdays:
12-2 p.m. – Rock climbing wall                                  12:30 p.m. – Lunch Express class
12:30 p.m. – Open gym                                                1 p.m. – Power Abs
5:15 p.m. – Pound class                                              6 p.m. – Open gym

Tuesdays:                                                                        Fridays:
12:30 p.m. – Lunch Express class                            12-2 p.m. – Rock climbing wall
1 p.m. – Power Abs
6 p.m. – Open gym                                                         Fitness Center Hours:
                                                                                           Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesdays:                                                                  Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.      
12-2 p.m. – Rock climbing wall                                   Saturday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
12:30 p.m. – Open gym                                                                
5:15 p.m. – Dance Fitness class

For more information about fitness classes or for an orientation of the Fitness Center, contact Shannon Niedzwicki at

Register for Buckeye Alerts
If you are not already registered for Buckeye Alert, we encourage you to do so.
To add your parent, spouse, significant other, etc to the alert system, - any numbers added to the system will receive the same text alerts that the student/faculty/staff receive.
The second web form is located at - if a student, faculty or staff member would like to receive alerts for multiple campuses, they can complete this form and we will add them to the other campus alert systems.

Marion campus bookstore now offering price matches
The Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Alber Student Center of the Marion campus will now price match your new, used, and use rental textbooks with Amazon,, and other applicable local competitors at the time of purchase. For any orders placed early, the bookstore will match those textbook prices through the first week of class. They will match the exact textbook, same edition and format, including all accompanying materials. The title must be in stock on a competitor's website or store at the time of purchase. Online marketplaces, peer-to-peer pricing, digital e-books, access codes, and special orders are ineligible for price match. If the textbook is a rental, the rental terms must be the same. The bookstore will allow one price match per title. For more information, visit

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