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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Mon. Feb. 8, 2016


Rock and Roll Up Your Sleeve Blood Drive
Monday, February 8, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Alber Student Center Gymnasium

The American Red Cross is back to host another blood drive on the Marion Campus. Come to give and enter to win $2,000 in Kroger gift cards for gas or groceries! Every bit counts, so schedule an appointment at 1-800-RED-CROSS, or visit with the sponsor code: OSUMarionTech

Campus Activities Board (C.A.B.) Meeting
Tuesday, February 9, 4 p.m.
Alber Student Center, Room 111A

Are you interested in creating and planning campus events and activities? Check out this week's C.A.B. meeting, where members will plan and discuss possible events for Marion Campus students.

Celebrate Black History Month - Coffee House
Wednesday, February 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Alber Student Center

Celebrate Black History Month at our coffee house with trivia and prizes. The prize wheel is back and you can win fun prizes while learning about black history. Free hot beverages and cookies will also be there.
Sponsored by the Office of Student Life and Diversity/Inclusion, Marion Campus Library,
and the Marion Campus Recreation Center

Music Festival Meeting
Wednesday, February 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 105

Come and join us to share any ideas you may have for an upcoming music festival event on campus.

Resume and Cover Letter Writing
Thursday, February 11, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Room 124

Students are invited to attend this information session regarding resume and letter writing whether it's for a job, internship, or graduate school admission.
For more information, contact Will Smith at

Wellness Lunch and Learn
Thursday, February 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Maynard Hall Guthery Community Room

February is Heart Healthy month. Join the wellness team as we recognize the Physical and Social pillars of health. There will be B/P checks, hot cocoa bar and a special craft - YOU WARM MY HEART cards!

Please RSVP to Leigh Gribble to ensure we have enough beverage and craft materials for all to enjoy at this social event!

Grab a Slice with Psych
Thursday, February 11, 12:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 224

Join the Psychology Club for some pizza and participate in sharing any ideas or events you may have for the club.

The Koru Group: The Practice of Mindfulness for College Students
Students, would you like to:
- Improve focus, attention, and academic performance?
- Calm worry and nervousness?
- Cope more effectively in stressful situations?
- Sleep better and feel more rested?
- Have a greater sense of well-being?

In four short weeks, you can learn the practice of mindfulness for college students with The Koru Group. It is free and open to all Ohio State Marion students who want to better manage stress and anxiety. Register for one of two four-week sessions:
February 11, 18, 25, March 3 . 3-4:15 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 132
April 4, 11, 18, 25 . 3-4:15 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 132

Advanced registration is required due to a limited number of seats. To register or for more information, contact Leslie Beary at or 740-725-6349.


Aviation Industry Night
Wednesday, February 10, 6-9 p.m.
The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center
2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus

Have you ever considered a career in the aviation industry?
The Center for Aviation Studies will be hosting its annual Aviation Industry Night, which gives students and industry professionals an exciting evening of networking and more information about careers in aviation.

This year, we have representatives from across a wide spectrum of the aviation industry, and many are looking to hire students from Engineering, Arts & Sciences, and the Fisher College of Business. A major in aviation is not required!

Use the link to register

Internationally renowned theatrical directors to visit Marion
Monday, February 15, 12:30 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Guthery Community Room

Free brown bag lecture on film & theatre on campus The community is invited to attend a free brown bag lunch and learn lecture, "All the World's a Stage," featuring British stage director and international professor and lecturer Richard Digby Day, and founder and co-artistic director of Theatre Masters in New York, Julia Hansen.

Hansen will interview Day during their visit to campus, asking probing questions about character development for stage and film, the differences between acting and directing, why classical theatre study is important for actors? and much more.

Considered to be a contemporary of Academy Award winning British actor Ian McKellen (X-Men, Lord of the Rings, The Hobbitt), Day is credited with discovering actors Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter), and Hugh Grant.

For more information, visit

The Ohio State University Veritas Forum: Is There Evidence for God?
Wednesday, February 24, 8 p.m.
Mershon Auditorium, Columbus Campus

In 2013, The Veritas Forum at Ohio State brought together Williams math professor Satyan Devadoss and Ohio State Marion philosophy professor Dr. Kevin Scharp to discuss God, science, and the nature of reality with "What's the Meaning of Life?"

This year, Dr. Scharp is once again returning to the Veritas Forum with Dr. William Lane Craig, Research Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, to present "Is There Evidence for God?"

For more information and to RSVP, visit

YP4H Extended Dates for Biometric Screening Points
Great news, faculty and staff! The date has been extended to March 31 to receive 200 points for completing your Biometric Screening! It's not too late to register for your screening on Wednesday, March 2nd in the Guthery Community Room. Just go to Your Plan for Health today as there are only 12 slots remaining!

As a reminder, you can go to your family physician for your numbers or choose another OSU location, which are listed in the Link to Health site:

2016 Ohio State University Alumni Awards
The Ohio State University Alumni Association awards honor individuals who personify the University's tradition of excellence, thereby bringing distinction to themselves and to Ohio State through their outstanding achievements. Anyone may nominate an Ohio State alumnus/alumna for recognition. An Awards Committee of the Ohio State University Alumni Association (OSUAA) reviews all nominations and makes recommendations to the OSUAA Board of Directors for ratification.

There are eight award categories that offer the opportunity to nominate alumni in a number of different achievement areas. Nominations are due by March 31.

For more information on past recipients, visit To nominate an alumnus, visit
If you have further questions, contact Sarah Kelly at

The Annex of Marion Student Clubhouse coming soon
The Annex of Marion, a student housing facility located just north of campus on University Drive, plans to open their highly anticipated clubhouse for student residents in March 2016.

According to Pamela Miller-Sheets, director of resident services for The Annex of Marion, construction of the facilities new leasing office & dedicated clubhouse began in late November 2016 and will feature: a common lounge area/kitchen, cyber cafe, study lab, exercise suite, WiFi, large screen television, and expanded laundry facilities. Students will be given 24 hours secure access to the club house, as an extension of their living space.

Read the full story at

Unique Research Opportunity during Summer 2016 with University Libraries
University Libraries is offering an Undergraduate Library Research Fellowship during Summer 2016. This is a paid fellowship of $3,500 for a 10 week; 40 hours/week project.

Please read about it and the criteria here:

Students can choose from the following list of projects that OSUL faculty librarians have developed; note that Lima campus is a site for some projects. 

The deadline for students to apply is February 15, 2016.

World Anthropology Day
Tuesday, February 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 206

Our clothes, our homes, our bones, how we walk, how we think, our past, present, and future, it's all anthropology!

"Today's anthropologists do not just work in exotic locations, they're making remarkable contributions to human understanding and tackling the world's most pressing problems. Because of their work, lives are saved through better quality health and medicine, school systems are being improved, environmental resources are managed more efficiently, and so much more."

Come and celebrate World Anthropology Day with FREE dessert, learning what anthropology looks like today, and finding out more about the Anthropology Minor.

Accepting Submissions for the 40th Issue of The Cornfield Review
It's our 40th birthday, and YOU'RE invited!
The Cornfield Review is now accepting submissions for 2016 - our 40th anniversary issue! We'd love for you to be a part of this milestone. We'll provide the publishing; all we need from you is:
  - Your Poetry (No more than 8 poems)
  - Your Prose (20 pages or less)
  - Your Creative Nonfiction (20 pages or less)
  - Your Visual Artwork (10 submissions or less)

RSVP (or submit your work) by Friday, February 26th at For more information, contact Ben McCorkle at We hope to see YOU in print!

The Cornfield Review: Online
"GIF" us your digital media files!
The Cornfield Review: Online ( is turning 10 this year! We are accepting submissions in new media formats. Send us your audio, video, animations, hypertext, web pages, video games, text art, and more, and we'll consider it for the TENTH edition of the online journal.

For more information, or to submit work, contact Ben McCorkle (

Campus Change Day
Tuesday, March 1, 12:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 200

Are you considering a campus change to Columbus for summer or autumn semester?
Come to the Campus Change Day meeting to hear from Columbus campus staff representatives and academic advisors on student resources, financial aid, live-on-campus requirements, meal plans, fees, and more. Free lunch will be provided!

Counseling Services and Depression Screening Tools
Returning to campus after a long and relaxing break can be a difficult transition. If you find that you are feeling fatigued, withdrawn or isolated or are noticing a change in sleeping patterns, you may be suffering from a common mood disorder like depression. It is important to know that if you or a friend is experiencing these symptoms, you are not alone. 31% of college students report feeling some level of depression during their second semester and Ohio State at Marion has resources and staff to help.

Feel free to call or email Leslie Beary in the Office of Counseling and Wellness to set up an appointment to talk (740-725-6349 or And remember, if you feel that you need to test your mood at any time during the year, you can take an anonymous online mental health screening, which can be accessed by visiting

By taking a screening, you can find out in just a few minutes whether you may be experiencing symptoms of depression and what you should do regarding treatment. Stay healthy, Buckeyes!

2016 Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium
Ohio State Marion undergraduate students from any discipline and all academic levels are eligible to present their research and creative projects at the Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium. All are eligible to win up to $500 in scholarship funding. Research Projects may originate from undergraduate coursework or through formal research mentoring by a faculty member. All Ohio State Marion undergraduates involved in research are encouraged to participate.

The colloquium is structured with two 1-hour poster sessions, where students discuss their projects and answer questions about the research. A Researchers Lunch and award ceremony follows the morning colloquium.

Colloquium will be during the spring semester on Friday, March 25th. Submissions due by Friday, March 11. More information and submission form can be found at:

New Study Tour Announced: Paris, Florence, and Venice
March 9-18, 2017
Sign up before February 29, 2016 and receive a $100 discount!
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

2016 Ohio State Marion Study Tour to India
May 3-17, 2016
This study tour has been planned to provide students with opportunities to study and experience Indian culture. This trip will provide a first-hand opportunity to view an emerging Asian nation in a globalizing world. This tour is open to OSU and MTC students, staff, and faculty for a tentative price of $2,650. Students will register for 5 credit hours of History 2798 for spring 2016. Approximately fifteen applicants will be accepted into the study tour. The program is designed for individuals who have an interest in contemporary affairs, global studies and Indias history, cultures, economy, and educational system.

Some of the tour cites include:
- Mumbai
- Ellora and Ajanta Caves
- Udaipur
- Jaipur
- Agra
- Delhi

For more information about the India Tour, contact Vladimir Steffel at and visit the India Tour web page at

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