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READ MORE > > >Campus to host annual presidential symposium

On the eve of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in America, this year’s Warren G. Harding Symposium at The Ohio State University at Marion will examine women’s increasingly important role in American politics—from that first presidential election in which they could participate, to today’s headlines in which a coalition of female congressional representatives confronts the Trump administration.


READ MORE > > > Fusek inducted into Phi Alpha Theta

Katie Fusek, a double major in history and English at Ohio State Marion was inducted into Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society at Ohio State in April.
Fusek attended the history department's Undergraduate Awards Reception and Phi Alpha Theta Initiation at the Ohio Union on Columbus campus Tuesday, April 23, 2019.


READ MORE > > > Executive Director of the League of Women Voters keynote speaker at annual Norman Thomas Lecture

The History Program, Norman Thomas Memorial Endowment Fund, and Fahey Bank are pleased to welcome Executive Director of the League of Women Voters, Jen Miller as this year's keynote speaker at the Annual Norman Thomas Memorial Lecture and Luncheon, Wednesday, March 20th, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. in the Guthery Community Room.


READ MORE > > >Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Maggie Haberman to speak at symposium

The 2018 Warren G. Harding Symposium will take an in-depth look into the often complicated history of presidential press relations and today’s “war on the media” as seen through the eyes of a working member of the White House press corp, Maggie Haberman.


READ MORE > > > Greenpeace senior research specialist to speak at 2018 Norman Thomas Lecture

The history department at Ohio State Marion, the Norman Thomas Memorial Endowment Fund, and Fahey Bank welcome Senior Research Specialist at Greenpeace USA, Charlie Cray to the Marion campus as the featured speaker for the 46th Annual Norman Thomas Memorial Lecture, Wednesday, April 18th at noon in Maynard Hall’s Guthery Community Room.


READ MORE > > > Ohio State Marion senior earns prestigious history fellowship

Ohio State Marion history major, Keily Cunningham, has been accepted as a fellow in the Historic Deerfield Summer Fellowship Program in Early American and Material Culture for 2018. One of six fellows chosen annually for this summer "immersion program" in early American history, museum studies, and historic preservation, Cunningham won the full fellowship as well as an additional stipend totaling $10,000.


READ MORE > > > History major brings President Monroe to life

Ohio State Marion junior Early American History major, Devon Hardwick played the role of President James Monroe as part of Marion County Historical Society's "Lunch with the Presidents," held Monday, December 28 in Maynard Hall's Guthery Community Room.


READ MORE > > > Symposium looks at WWI and Harding’s return to normalcy

MARION, OHIO – The Ohio State University at Marion in collaboration with the Harding Home Presidential Site, the Ohio History Connection, Marion Technical College, the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Marion Public Library, welcome presidential enthusiasts and historians from across the country to the 2017 Warren G. Harding Symposium, “The Great War: How America Came of Age,” July 14-16.


READ MORE > > > “Civil Liberties in the Age of Trump”

The Ohio State University at Marion invites the community to attend the 45th Annual Norman Thomas Memorial Lecture, Tuesday, April 11th, 12 p.m., in Maynard Hall's Guthery Community Room on the Marion campus. This year’s guest speaker is Senior Policy Director at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Mike Brickner. Brickner will present a lecture entitled, “Civil Liberties in the Age of Trump.”


READ MORE > > > Ohio once again at center of presidential politics

Ohio State Marion’s annual Warren G. Harding Symposium takes aim at presidential politics, offering a front row seat to this year’s political pandering and the “traveling circus” toward electing the next President of the United States.


READ MORE > > > Annual Norman Thomas Lecture welcomes Lecia Brooks

The Ohio State University at Marion invites the community to attend the 44th Annual Norman Thomas Memorial Lecture, Friday, April 22nd, 12 p.m., in Maynard Hall's Guthery Community Room on the Marion campus. This year’s lecture features Outreach Director with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), Lecia Brooks. Brooks will present, "Fighting Hate, Teaching Tolerance, Seeking Justice."


READ MORE > > > C-SPAN3 Coverage of the 2015 Harding Symposium

If you missed the opportunity to catch C-SPAN3 live coverage of the 2015 Warren G. Harding Symposium workshop sessions from Sat., July 18, 2015 from Morrill Hall Auditorium on the Marion campus, here is your opportunity to watch each workshop in its entirety. See descriptions for each workshop session, followed by a video link below.


READ MORE > > > Former Clinton advisor and U.S. Chief of Protocol to speak on campus

Marshall to deliver keynote address for 2015 Harding Symposium at Ohio State Marion
The Warren G. Harding Symposium welcomes former Special Assistant to First Lady Hillary Clinton, White House Social Secretary, and United States Chief of Protocol, Capricia Marshall, to The Ohio State University at Marion’s Guthery Community Room, Maynard Hall, Saturday, July 18th, at 6:30 p.m.


READ MORE > > > C-Span to broadcast symposium from Ohio State Marion

National cable network will air 2015 Harding Symposium workshop live on Saturday, July 18th

Media from across the country descended on Marion, Ohio in 1920 to cover Warren G. Harding’s famed front porch campaign for President. History often repeats itself. 95 years later and just a few miles from the location of Harding’s front porch campaign, media will again draw their attention to this small Midwestern city. This time to bring attention to the contribution of our “Modern Day First Ladies” as part of the 2015 Warren G. Harding Symposium, hosted by The Ohio State University at Marion, July 17& 18.


READ MORE > > > Annual Harding Symposium to illuminate modern first ladies

President Warren G. Harding’s wife, Florence, is considered the first of the “modern” first ladies. The role of the presidents’ wives from Mrs. Harding’s day in the 1920s forward will be the theme of this year’s Warren G. Harding Symposium at The Ohio State University at Marion, July 17th and 18th.


READ MORE > > > History professor to deliver autumn commencement address

Columbus, Ohio – David Steigerwald, professor of history at The Ohio State University, has been selected to speak at Ohio State’s autumn commencement. Approximately 3,200 degrees will be conferred at the ceremony, which begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 21, at the Jerome Schottenstein Center. David Steigerwald is both teacher and alumnus, teaches on the Marion campus


READ MORE > > > 50th Anniversary of Civil Rights Act centerpiece of annual Harding Symposium on campus

The 6th annual Warren G. Harding Symposium welcomes civil rights leaders and experts from around the country to Marion, Ohio to discuss the civil rights movement and the U.S. Presidency.