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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Tues., Oct. 21, 2014

Willey & Neal crowned Friday as part of Ohio State tradition
Ohio State Marion’s 2014 Homecoming Court joined their regional campus counterparts on Friday, October 17, 2 p.m. at the Longaberger Alumni House to crown this year’s Marion Campus Homecoming King & Queen.  Tayler Willey was named this year’s court king and Ashley Neal as this year’s court queen.

Neal is a junior from Marion, Ohio, majoring in psychology, and minoring in classics.  Willey is a senior from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, majoring in middle childhood education.  Members of the 2014 Homecoming Court representing Ohio State Marion in the annual tradition of Homecoming included:  Lillian Longstreth, Ashley Neal, Ellen Perry, Kris Kasotis, Nathaniel McPherson, and Tayler Willey.

The entire court then took part in festivities on Columbus campus on Friday evening; including the parade and pep rally, as well as festivities leading up to Saturday’s game between Ohio State and Rutgers. 

Congratulations to Neal, Willey, and the entire court for serving as representatives.  The exemplary academic standing and character of these students is testament to the campus and the entire university. 

Veterans Day observed on campus
In honor of Veterans Day, the Veterans of Marion Campus student group are conducting the following events. Please join in as many activities as you can to honor our Veterans.

  • Mon., November 3, 12 to 1:30 p.m. - Movie Military Documentary Alber Student Center, Room 111
  • Tues., November 4, 12:30 to 2 p.m. - Movie “Full Metal Jacket” Technical Education Building, Room 114
  • Weds., November 5, 12 to 1:30 p.m. - “Movie Down Periscope” Alber Student Center, Room 111
  • Thurs., November 6, 12:30 to 2 p.m. - Movie “Home of the Brave” Technical Education Building, Room 114
  • Mon., November 10, 11:30 to 12 p.m. - Wreath laying ceremony located at the United States flagpole east of Morrill Hall, a twenty-one gun salute is part of the ceremony.
  • Mon., November 10, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. - Lunch and Learn: “What Veterans Day Means”  panel discussion Alber Student Center, Room 111
  • Tuesday, November 11, Veterans Day observed – campus closed

For more information contact James Fairchild, Student Veteran Advocate,

Genova speaker at Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lectures
Ohio State Marion Associate Professor of History, James Genova, will give the Arts and Humanities Inaugural Lecture, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m., in the Faculty Club Grand Lounge on the Columbus campus. “Africa in the World: Transcending the Nightmare of the Past,” examines the struggle for liberation and development through the lens of early West African cinema during the transition from colonial rule to political sovereignty. This event is free and open to all. Each year, the Division of Arts and Humanities celebrates its faculty who have recently been promoted to the rank of professor by asking each to present a public lecture on his or her body of research or creative activity and current projects. A reception will accompany each lecture. This event is free and open to the public. >>> RSVP requested

Student musical The Wiz set for Nov. 13 & 14
The Ohio State University at Marion's Five Nights on Campus performing arts series is pleased to present the student based Broadway musical production, The Wiz, Thursday, November 13 & Friday, November 14, 7:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium. The Wiz is directed by Scott Persinger. The Wiz is a delightful retelling of L. Frank Baum’s immortal 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz. After a long and successful run, the show has had many revivals. A film adaptation was released in 1978. This production will showcase our students, as well as community performers. Tickets are available in advance by calling 740-725-6340 or in the Office of Community Relations & Development, Maynard Hall, Room 240. Tickets are $15 general admission; $10 for students.

Cast includes:
Mallory Gleespen - Dorothy
Hannah Fuller - Scarecrow
Jay Reid - Tin Man
Martin Harris - Lion
Canace Boahene - The Wiz
Julie McGinnis - Aunt Em/Glenda
Emily Christman - Addaperle
Paige Mosely - Evilenne
Emily Levings - Gatekeeper
Kris Kasotis - Lord High Underling
Ian Clouse - Uncle Henry

Dancers/chorus members/ include: Baylee Jacks, Emily Levings, Chelsea McQuillen, Jennifer Sabo and Gerrilyn Shively.

Production staff:
Scott Persinger - director
Austin King - music director
Matt Meade - choreographer
Beth Campbell - assistant dir./stage mgr.
Becky Shipman - pianist
Becky Bolles - costume design
Joshua Tennar - set design
Brian Jester - sound & light design

Funding available for faculty, staff, and student authors
The OSU Open Access Fund pilot provides funding to Ohio State authors (faculty members, staff, and students) who wish to publish their work in peer-reviewed, open access journals that charge author fees. Beginning October 20, 2014, the fund provides awards of up to $1,000/article, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis for publications that meet the eligibility criteria. This project is intended as both an educational opportunity and an investigation into the feasibility of offering this kind of support at Ohio State. The pilot project is funded jointly by University Libraries ($10,000) and the Health Sciences Library ($10,000), and is coordinated by Digital Content Services. Library support is provided through its innovation fund.

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?Join the Ohio State Marion Social Work Club on Facebook
The club introduces and explores ways to embrace difference, seek justice, and be the change on the Marion campus and in the community. Their facebook page serves as a method for The Ohio State University at Marion Social Work Club to interact with students on campus as well as members of the Marion community.

Club officers include:
Elizabeth Moore-President
Quincy Brook-Vice President
Jennifer Richardson-Treasurer
Rachel Hornsby-Secretary
Maria Edler-Public Relations

Halloween Week on campus! Oct. 27th-31st
The Marion Campus Office of Student Activities invites students to take part in the celebration. All events take place in the Alber Student Center and are free and open to all Ohio State and Marion Tech students.

Oct. 28 - Nerf Gun: Humans vs. Zombies 12-2 p.m. BYONG
Oct. 29 - Halloween Food/Costume Contest 12-2 p.m.
Oct. 30 - Scary Movie Marathon - All Day
Oct. 31 - Monster Bash Concert with Second Story Anthem & Queen of Hearts

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 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!

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:


Register for flu vaccinations at Ohio State Marion (fac/staff only)
On Tuesday, October 28th, OSU Health Plan’s Health Promotion Specialist(s) will be on the Marion Campus in The Guthery Community Room in Maynard Hall from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon to do onsite flu vaccinations. 

Registration for flu vaccinations is now open online.  In order to register for your screening, go to  Scroll to bottom of page.  On the left hand side of the footer under “YP4H Resources, click “Biometric Health Screening”.   After logging in, search for available flu vaccinations on 10/28/14 under ‘Marion’ and you will view all appointments for our campus.

  • Select a time and click the word “View” at the right of a listing to see detailed information about that appointment.

  • If you want to attend this appointment, click the “Schedule” button.  (Click the “Return” button if you don’t want that schedule).

  • At the Consent screen, click the “Schedule” button again to complete scheduling the appointment. 

  • You will receive a confirmation screen that verifies you have successfully scheduled an appointment.

  • Click the “Return” button to go back to the search screen or just log out.

You will receive an e-mail confirming your appointment shortly after the confirmation process.

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