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Ohio State Marion News - Updated Tuesday, March 19, 2019

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STEP into your second year

PALS Mentoring Program: Information Session

Women's history month luncheon & lecture, "Becoming, Her Story"

Documentary and conversation on rape culture and #MeToo

Call for abstracts: 2019 Undergraduate Research Colloquium

12th Annual International Festival, A Taste of Culture

League of Women Voters director to present at Norman Thomas Lect.

Pelotonia Informational Lunch and Learn

Marion Campus Job and Internship Fair

Student campus climate survey

Apply for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG)

In My Own Words Coffee House 2019

Swift Coding Workshop

"Expand your horizons through diversity"

Mark your calender for the 12th Annual International Festival

Recognizing academic success

OutLoud Spring meeting schedule

Five Nights on Campus presents Harmonious Wail

Apply now for University Engagement Recognition Awards

Writing enthusiasts invited to join Kapow

STEP into your second year
Are you going to be a second year student in autumn 2019 and spring 2020?  Check out this innovative university program now available to regional campus students. STEP a university program in a three year pilot on regional campuses.

The Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP) is a one-of-a-kind opportunity created to enhance your success as a second-year student at Ohio State.  Through interaction with a STEP Faculty Mentor and a small group of peers you will have the opportunity to engage in truly transformational experience across the course of your second year.  Fall semester is focused on community building, goal setting, personal growth and identity exploration through engaging discussions and activities.  In the spring semester, your faculty mentor will guide you through the process of crafting a proposal for a STEP Signature Project.

Why Should You Join STEP?

  • Develop a meaningful relationship with a faculty mentor on campus.
  • In the fall, expand your network of peers through weekly cohort meetings.
  • Identify ways to enhance your personal, academic, and career goals.
  • Strengthen your communication and networking skills with support from peers and a faculty mentor committed to your success
  • Receive a fellowship of up to $2,000 to engage in a STEP Signature Project in one of the following areas:  service-learning and community service, education abroad, internships, leadership, undergraduate research, or creative and artistic endeavors.

What's my next STEP?
To get more information on STEP, drop by a campus information session:

Thursday, March 21, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 160
Tuesday, March 26, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 160
Wednesday, March 27, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 160

Or email – stepmarion@osu.edu
To apply online visit:  http://go.osu.edu/stepmarion

PALS Mentoring Program: Information Session
Want to make a positive difference in a child's life? Students, faculty, and staff are all invited to learn more about the PALS (Pride and Life Skills) mentoring program, a joint venture between Ohio State Marion and the Boys and Girls Club of Marion. This lunch hour information session features current mentors, faculty coordinators Ben McCorkle and Nikole Patson, as well as program director Erin Slater. Food will be provided. This event will take place on Wednesday, March 20, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 224.  Contact either Ben McCorkle at mccorkle.12@osu.edu or Nikole Patson at patson.3@osu.edu for additional information. You can also visit the program overview page:https://osumarion.osu.edu/academics/majors/psychology/pride-and-life-skills-mentoring.htm.

Women's History Month Luncheon & Lecture, "Becoming, Her Story"
March is officially designated Women's History Month across the country.  This annual celebration commemorates and encourages the study and vital role of women in American history, culture, and society.  As part of this initiative, the Office of Student Life | Diversity & Inclusion will host a lecture entitled Becoming, "Her Story."

Our featured presenter will be Assistant Dean, Leslie Beyer-Hermsen
Join us Monday, March 25th, 12:30-2 p.m., in Maynard Hall's Guthery Room for this insightful discussion.

Documentary and conversation on rape culture and #MeToo
The campus community is invited to join us for an important conversation. On Thursday, March 28, 12:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall, Room 160 there will be a viewing of the new documentary, The Bystander Moment: Transforming Rape Culture at its Roots, followed by discussion led by Ohio State Marion Associate Professor of Sociology, Donna Bobbitt-Zeher. The event is hosted by the Sociology/Criminology Club and counts in the Success Series for First-Year Students.  More on the film at http://bystandermoment.org/.

Call for abstracts: 2019 Undergraduate Research Colloquium
Held at the end of each spring semester, the Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium showcases student research to the Marion community. Undergraduate students from any discipline and all academic levels are invited to present their research and creative projects.   The Honors and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Committee is calling for abstracts to be submitted to the 2019 Ohio State Marion Undergraduate Research Colloquium, which will be held on Friday, April 12th in Morrill Hall 3rd Floor Student Space. To participate in the colloquium, please submit an abstract by Friday, March 29, 2019.  Details are available at:  https://osumarion.osu.edu/research/research-colloquium/

12th Annual International Festival, A Taste of Culture
Thursday, April 4, 4:30-8 p.m., in the Alber Student Center
The Ohio State University at Marion hosts A Taste of Culture International Festival annually each spring. A Taste of Culture plays host to a multitude of informational booths, live entertainment, food from around the world, arts and crafts, and short educational discussions. Bringing together the customs, traditions, color, and flavors of peoples from diverse ethnicities highlights what organizers feel makes the event successful each year. Admission for this annual event is free and open to the public. Launched in 2008, 500-700 area residents attend this Ohio State Marion event each year.  Local vendors, restauranteurs, and community members provide samplings of food representative of ethnic cuisines from across the globe. Donations are encouraged for purchase of food tickets to sample the food on hand. Proceeds benefit minority scholarships at Ohio State Marion.

League of Women Voters director to present at Norman Thomas Lect.
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.  Miller will present a lecture entitled, "In Defense of Democracy." Hear how the League of Women Voters of Ohio has been educating voters and making democracy work since 1920. Miller will talk about how everyone can play a role in restoring fairness to our democratic systems, increasing voter turnout, and improving access to the polls.

Pelotonia Informational Lunch and Learn
Tuesday, March 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Maynard Hall, Room 230
Join us for a lunch & learn information session about the Pelotonia Bike Ride Fundraiser for The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center & The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute. Learn about Team Buckeye, the peloton of riders, virtual riders, and volunteers from Ohio State, including "Team Marion." Visit https://pelotonia.org for more info.

Marion Campus Job and Internship Fair
Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m.-2 pm.
Visit with employers and agencies to further your career and education. Learn about co-op and internship opportunities, make employer contacts, get job leads and career information, take advantage of free Linked-In profile portraits, and enter to win a $500 scholarship! Dress to impress at the annual Marion Campus Job and Internship Fair, sponsored by Marion Technical College, Ohio Means Jobs, and The Ohio State University at Marion.

Student campus climate survey
Ohio State is conducting a climate survey on sexual misconduct and all students are encouraged to participate. The survey will be available to all students until April 12 at http://go.osu.edu/climatesurvey. Participation is voluntary, and once the survey is submitted, responses are completely anonymous. Information collected will help enhance current policies and services, and to inform longer-term strategies and programs. Ohio State’s first priority is a safe and healthy campus for all members of our community. All of us play a role – do your part and be heard to have a positive influence on our campus.

Apply for the Undergraduate Student Government (USG)
The USG is one of the university's most established and respected student organizations on the Marion Campus. It serves campus administration by offering advice and undergraduate student perspective in the formulation of campus policy. USG is considered the primary undergraduate student-based liaison between the undergraduate student body, the faculty, and administration. In addition, USG helps establish, organize, and support all student organizations on the Marion campus. More information and a downloadable application can be found on the Campus Leadership Opportunities page. Campus Leadership Opportunities page. All applications are due to Karen Leuthold on Friday, April 12th.

In My Own Words Coffee House 2019
On April 9th from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Alber Student Center, Dr. Ben McCorkle will be emceeing "In My Own Words" with Ohio State Marion writing students reading selections of their own work. Light refreshments will be served. Sponsored by Office of Student Life.

Swift Coding Workshop
April 10, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall 245
Build a basic slideshow app. If you’re interested in learning to code or have been hoping to learn about more about Swift, this workshop is the perfect opportunity.  Computers will be provided on a first-come basis. You’re welcome to bring your own device if you’d like to secure your spot. *Note that a Mac laptop is needed for the Swift Coding workshop. If you have a Mac laptop and want to bring your own device with you, please download Xcode before the event…it’s free!

“Expand your horizons through diversity”
Join us for three eye opening pre-international festival presentations on Jewish, Islamic, and Ugandan culture
On Tuesday, March 26, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall, Room 160, Cleveland, Ohio native Troy Stein will discuss Jewish culture.  Stein will share some things from the Hebrew Bible and discuss the most notable Jewish holidays and traditions such as Chanukah, Passover, Purim, Rosh Hashanah, and Shabbat.  Kosher snacks will be served.

On Wednesday, March 27, from 12:30-1:30 p.m., in Morrill Hall, Room 100, Dr. Khaled Kebbat and Nasra Abubakar will present an interactive Islamic session, entitled “What It’s Really Like Being a Muslim in America.”  Free cultural food will be served.

On Monday, April 1, 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 100, Molly Fendru, a native of Arua, Uganda will fill us in on the history of her life and family there as well as a general history of Uganda, its government, culture, traditions, education, and lifestyle.  Free cultural food will be served.

Mark your calender for the 12th Annual International Festival
The Ohio State University at Marion hosts A Taste of Culture International Festival, Thursday, April 4th, 4:30-8 p.m. in the Alber Student Center on the Marion campus. A Taste of Culture plays host to a multitude of informational booths, live entertainment, food from around the world, arts and crafts, and short educational discussions. Bringing together the customs, traditions, color, and flavor of peoples from diverse ethnicities highlights what organizers feel makes the event successful each year. Admission for this annual event is free and open to the public. Launched in 2008, 500-700 area residents attend this Ohio State Marion event each year.

Recognizing academic success
Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community are invited to share in the academic success of our students at the Forty-Eighth Annual Academic Recognition Program, Friday, April 12, 2019, 6:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall Auditorium. Please RSVP by Friday, April 5, 2019 to erickson.138@osu.edu |740-725-6107. 

OutLoud Spring Meeting Schedule
The OutLoud student group (open to all Marion campus students) will be holding club meetings on alternating Fridays during spring semester, from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Morrill Hall, Room 355. These dates are:  Mar 22, Apr 5, and 19.

Five Nights on Campus presents Harmonious Wail
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 7:30 p.m. Morrill Hall Auditorium
Harmonious Wail calls themselves purveyors of Americana infused Gypsy Jazz. They love to take their listeners on a ride ranging from the music of the Hot Club scene of Paris to the deepest blues of the Memphis Delta to the folk scenes across “every town” America. These sublime entertainers have mastered the art of lifting spirits! Doors to the auditorium open at 7:00pm. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance by contacting Emily Creasap at 740-725-6340 or creasap.27@osu.edu.

Writing enthusiasts invited to join Kapow
Feeling like you 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 spring semester the group will meet every Wednesday in Library Classroom, room 105K, from 12:30-1:20 p.m. Feel free to bring some sweet words, or just come, hang out, and listen.

 



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