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Ohio State Marion News - Updated Monday, September 16, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES - Complete Campus Events Calendar


Vote for Marion Campus Homecoming King and Queen

Student researchers present at Griffin Society meeting

Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program presents Eli Pariser

Campus writing club KAPOW! announces meeting schedule

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

2019 Homecoming Week Activities in Marion

Diversity talk on Indonesian Archicpelago


2019 Career and Internship Fair

Addiction Symposium on Campus

Vote for Marion Campus Homecoming King and Queen
2019 Ohio State Marion Homecoming Court Representatives include: Caroline Anderson, Isaiah Green Doryan Miller, Jade-Noelle Ritzert, Kayleigh Seiber, and Maxwell Yocco. All undergraduate students are eligible to vote. You may select one male and one female candidate. Be sure to double-check your selections before clicking “vote” as changes cannot be made once your vote is submitted.

Make sure to attend the Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on Friday, October 4 to see the court and over 100 other parade entries, and other Buckeye VIPs! The parade steps off at 6 p.m. from Ohio Stadium, and the pep rally begins immediately following the parade outside the Ohio Union. The Homecoming King and Queen from each regional campus will be announced at a crowning ceremony Friday afternoon and recognized at the homecoming football game vs. Michigan State on Saturday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.

Homecoming voting begins September 16-18, 2019
Voting begins 12 a.m. on the 16th through 11:59 p.m. on the 18th.

Students may cast one vote for king candidates & one vote for queen candidates.

Read student biographies & vote at:

(Please note: you will be taken to the for voting on the Marion Campus Homecoming Court. Candidate bios and information are available)

Student researchers present at Griffin Society meeting
The first Griffin Honor Society meeting of the year will be held, Tuesday, September 17, at 12:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 160. All are welcome to attend and pizza will be provided.

Students speaking on their summer research include:
Nathan Baker: “Teaching science: My research at Cosi.”
Matt McPherson: “Chromosomal deletions in cancer cells.”

Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecturer Program presents Eli Pariser
Join Eli Pariser, Omidyar Fellow at New America and author of The Filter Bubble, for the Provost’s Discovery Themes Lecture on Oct. 15. In The Filter Bubble, Pariser introduced a new phrase into the lexicon. During this talk, Pariser will re-introduce his original thesis, discuss what's changed since he first wrote the book, and most importantly describe the growing toolset of ideas and interventions that are working to bring people back into contact with each other and with reality.

Read More and Register:


Campus writing club KAPOW! announces meeting schedule
Feeling a bit out of focus and isolated with your writing? Need a hand with your stories and poems – or at least some good ears to listen to your work? Then come and hang out at the Ohio State Marion Writers’ Group, “KAPOW!”

When? During autumn semester we’ll meet pretty much every Wednesday in Library Classroom Building (LC), Room 105K, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Feel free to bring some sweet words, or just come, hang out, and listen. All are welcome.

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat
The Office of Counseling and Wellness at Ohio State Marion will offering a mindfulness meditation retreat on two different dates during autumn semester.  Students can choose from Thursday, September 19th and Friday, November 15th, 5:30-8:30 p.m., in Maynard Hall’s Guthery Room.  This is for students only.  Those attending must register by contacting Ellen Thomas (

2019 Homecoming Week Activities in Marion

(Theme: Buckeye Bliss 150 Years and going)
150 Buckeye Tree Giveaway (in celebration of 150 Years).
Make a being Buckeye inspiration cup, make buckeye jewelry.
When Monday, September 30 
Where: outside of Maynard Hall
Time: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Tailgate Cookout and best dressed Buckeye contest
When Tuesday, October 1
Where in the 1st student parking lot
Time 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
1st place gift card $100, 2nd place $75, & 3rd place $50
Food, games, music, etc.
Buckeye Man will be judging the contest

"Buckeye Bliss" Dance
When Wednesday, October 2
Where Guthery Room on the 2nd floor of Maynard Hall
Time 8 p.m.-11 p.m.
DJ, snacks, and drinks

When Thursday, October 3
Where on the lawn east of Maynard Hall
Time 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
hot dogs, s’mores, drinks, music, games, and more
Open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community

Diversity talk on Indonesian Archipelago
The Ohio State University at Marion welcomes Universitas Santa Dharma, Yogyakarta, Associate Professor of English, Theresia Enny Anggraini, Ph.D., to campus Wednesday, October 16, 12-1:30 p.m. in Maynard Hall’s Guthery Community Room.  Anggraini will present a talk titled: Indonesia Archipelago: The culture, language, and (children's) literature.  This talk will be an introduction about Indonesia and the diverse culture and languages that it has and also a short introduction to Indonesian literature with a focus on children's and young adult literature.  At the end, there will information about scholarships for those who wants to go to Indonesia.  Food will be provided.

Mindstrong is an evidence-based workshop that is design to help reduce stress and promote overall well-being.  It is being offered to students on the Marion campus, autumn semester 2019 (seven weeks). 

Thursdays | 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Maynard Hall, Room 124
September 19, 26, October 3, 17, 24

Through a series of education and skills building activities, this program provides an evidence-based program that:  reduces stress, improves mental resiliency, and builds protective factors that improve overall health, well-being, and academic performance.

Facilitators:  Nathan Baker and Leslie Beary
To register or for questions, email

2019 Career and Internship Fair
Help spread the word and encourage students to update their resumes, put on professional attire and attend Ohio State’s university-wide Career and Internship Fair September 17-18 at the Ohio Union. Open to students across all majors, campuses, graduate programs and degree levels, it’s a perfect way to meet with some of the nation’s top employers. Students will have the opportunity to have a professional headshot taken, as well as attend several preparatory workshops prior to the career fair to help them get ready for the big event. Brought to you by Buckeye Careers and the Office of Student Life. For more information visit

Addiction Symposium on Campus
Tues., Sept. 24th, 11 a.m.-8:15 p.m., Maynard Hall's Guthery Room
Attend the entire symposium or just select sessions. Seating is limited. Registration is required by September 18th online at  See the complete symposium schedule at: 

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