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Ohio State Marion News - Updated Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018



UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES - Complete Campus Events Calendar

Ohio State Marion Faculty Meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 12:30 p.m.
Bull Board Room

Engineering Seminar Series
Friday, Jan. 19, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Science & Engineering Building, Room 205

Social Work Club Meeting
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 219

Choosing a College Major
Thursday, Jan. 25, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Room 124

Poverty Simulation
Friday, Jan. 26, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Alber Student Center, Gymnasium

Red Cross Blood Drive
Monday, Feb. 5, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Alber Student Center Gymnasium

Social Work Club Meeting
Tuesday, Feb. 6, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 219

Leader Overview Marion
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Guthery Community Room

Resumes and Cover Letters
Thursday, Feb. 8, 12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Room 124

Ohio State Marion Faculty Meeting
Thursday, Feb. 15, 12:30 p.m.
Bull Board Room

Engineering Seminar Series
Friday, Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Science and Engineering Building, Room 205



Show off your creativity by submitting your work for the Cornfield Review
Attention all creative minds on both OSUM and MTC campuses! You are being summoned to compose the 2018 issue of Cornfield Review! We want to share your personal work relating to original poetry (up to 8 poems), prose, creative nonfiction (20-page limit) as well as visual artwork and photography (12 submissions maximum).

The deadline for submissions is Friday February 16, 2018. Your work can be submitted online here. All works submitted will be considered for publication. For questions, please e-mail Ben McCorkle at

Coding Workshop: Swift and iOS
Have you ever wanted to code for iOS but didn't know quite where to start? Join Tech Hub for an interactive workshop that includes two sections covering the basics and intermediate skills involved in creating an app for iPhone or iPad.

The workshop will occur in 100 Campbell Hall at 1787 Neil Ave., Columbus, OH 43210 on Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 6:00- 8:30 p.m. Pizza is provided. To get ready for the event, simply register (space is limited), download the necessary programs and take a look at our FAQ post. Contact for additional information. Happy coding!

Hidden Figures showing for Black History Month
February is Black History Month, and Ohio State Marion is holding a viewing of Hidden Figures, a film about three African American women who operated the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Diversity and Inclusion.

The showings are as follows:
Showing #1
1st half of the movie-
Monday, Feb. 5, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 100
Pizza and water will be served.

2nd half of the movie-
Wednesday, Feb. 7, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 100
Popcorn, nachos, and water will be served.

Showing #2
1st half of the movie-
Tuesday, Feb.13, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 200
Pizza and water will be served.

2nd half of the movie-
Thursday, Feb. 15, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 200
Popcorn, nachos, and water will be served.

Marion Community Scholarship Foundation Program
Marion Community Foundation offers an annual scholarship program for high school seniors and graduates in Marion and other surrounding counties. The application period is now open through March 1, 2018.

In 2018, the scholarship program will include nearly 115 scholarship funds. Each scholarship has different eligibility requirements and selection criteria. Specifically, some of the scholarships have criteria or give special consideration to students attending Marion Technical College or The Ohio State University at Marion.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, Mar. 1 at 5:00 p.m. Additional information and the application can be found at

Contact Julie Prettyman at 740-360-9913 or via email at with any questions.

Spring semester Transition and Adjusting
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  at 740-725-6349 or

If you cannot get into her office, you can test your mood at any time by taking an anonymous online mental health screening here. Find out in minutes whether you may be experiencing depression symptoms and what actions to take.

Need Help? Just "A.S.C" with the All-New Academic Success Center
The Academic Enrichment Center got a new name over break: the Academic Success Center. This awesome learning space is located in Morrill Hall, Room 216 and is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Be sure to take advantage of these amazing resources during spring semester:

Math Lab
- Morrill Hall, Room 216 A
- Mary Ellen Tobin (.44)

STEM Center
- Science & Engineering Building, Room 210 B
- Dr. Tiffany Rye-McCurdy (.1)

Writing Center
- Morrill Hall, Room 216 B
- Dr. Cynthia Lin (.1013)

Other Resources
- Walk-in & peer tutoring in most subjects
- Research assistance
- Computer lab access
- Conference room access
- Collaborative learning space

Students Can Apply Now for 2018 Classes at Ohio State's Stone Lab
Applications are open now for 2018 classes and workshops at Stone Laboratory, The Ohio State University's island campus on Lake Erie. Students can earn two college credits in one week or four credits in five weeks in summer science classes on subjects such as aquatic biology, behavioral ecology and field zoology, getting up close with the plants, animals, geography and ecosystem of Lake Erie.

Introductory courses are open to college undergraduates in any major, while the wide-variety of upper level courses are ideal for science majors looking for practical experience in their chosen field. Stone Lab awards more than $40,000 in scholarships each year.

The college scholarship deadline is Thursday, Mar. 1, 2018. The deadline to apply for Stone Lab's Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Scholarship Program is Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. Ohio State Dependent Tuition Assistance or Faculty and Staff Tuition Assistance can be applied to Stone Lab courses.

Ohio State Marion Teaching Excellence Award
Do you know a professor who is dedicated to teaching and from whom you learned a lot? Nominate him or her for the Ohio State Marion Campus Teaching Excellence Award! Complete the nomination form online here or use a paper copy available at the Campus Information Desk in Morrill Hall, Room 150.

The deadline to submit nominations is Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Nominations are intended for students, but faculty people are also encouraged to nominate colleagues or self-nominate themselves.

Poverty Simulation
The Office of Student Life/Diversity & Inclusion, The MTC Welcoming Committee, and The Ohio State Marion Social Work Club invite you to join us for a poverty simulation. This is an interactive experience aimed at helping our campus community understand poverty. Individuals will begin to understand what life with a shortage of money and an abundance of stress is like. Come to the Alber Student Center Gymnasium on Friday, Jan. 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If interested, MTC's staff/faculty/students should email (Primrose Igonor) or (Trish Frazzini) and OSU's staff/faculty/students/community email (Teri Kinsway) to register by Friday, January, 12, 2018.

London Study Tour 2018
Are you interested in studying abroad in London? This is your chance! Ohio State Marion and MTC students, staff and faculty are welcome to apply to join Sara Crosby and Nathan Wallace of the English Department on a trip to London on May 16-22, 2018.

This study tour will provide you with the rare opportunity to experience London as a cultural and literary world capital in the company of professors and fellow students. You will visit the places where many of history's most beloved works of literary, dramatic, cinematic, and musical art have been created.

Anyone interested should visit here for applications and the itinerary of the trip. Contact Sara Crosby at with questions and more details.

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