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Ohio State Marion News Headlines - Monday, Mar. 20, 2017


Psychology Club Talk with Dr. Kimberly Stark
Wednesday, March 22, 11:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 210

Dr. Stark is a practicing clinical child psychologist who has been licensed in the state of Ohio since 2009. She had her own private practice right next to Ohio State until June of 2016 when she joined the Center Street Community Health Center after they added the Mental Health Services to their organization. She is going to talk to our group about her professional journey in becoming a clinical psychologist and about the work she does today.

Veterans Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 22, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 160

A panel of Ohio State Marion student veterans will share their unique non-traditional student experiences with faculty, staff and students to bring more understanding and see the potential stigma that is associated with those who have served in the military. Bring your questions and more. This event is sponsored by the Veterans of the Marion Campus.

Job Search Strategies
Thursday, March 23, 12:30-1:15 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Room 124

Learn some of the best methods to land a job.



A Taste of Culture: France and Italy Study Tour Student Presentations
Monday, April 3 & Wednesday, April 5, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 290

During spring break, a group of Ohio State Marion students attended a 10-day study trip to Europe to tour various locations in Italy and France. Each student selected a destination to study previous to their departure, and will present their findings and experiences to the campus community over this two-day feature of A Taste of Culture. Monday will highlight the group's tour of Italy, while Wednesday will cover the tour of France. Italian and French food will be provided free. This event is sponsored by the Office of Student Life & Diversity/Inclusion.

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. All applications are due to Karen Leuthold on Friday, April 7.

Seeking Student Representative for Ohio State Marion Board
The Ohio State University at Marion is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Student Representative to the Board. The Student Representative position serves as the student liaison to the Ohio State Marion Board for one year, and shares comments, questions, and concerns regarding academic programs, student support services, and overall experiences of Ohio State University students with the Marion Campus Board. The Student Representative is required to attend monthly meetings and has no vote on the board. Former representatives are eligible to apply. The position starts at the first board meeting of the 2017-2018 academic year. Applications must be submitted to Karen Leuthold by Monday, April 3rd at 5 p.m. For more information and to download the application, visit the Campus Leadership Opportunities page.

COMPAS Talk with Dr. Amartya Sen: What's Wrong with Inequality?
Tuesday, April 11, 4-5:30 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Guthery Community Room

This event will be a livestream from the Mershon Auditorium in the Wexner Center for the Arts on Columbus campus. Dr. Amartya Sen received the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998, and in 2012 became the first non-American in history to be awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama. Dr. Sen will be discussing the value of inequality-aversion judged as a basic human concern and to what extent it might conflict with other human values, such as economic efficiency and freedom.

Upcoming Psychology Club Talks
Wednesday, April 5, 12:35-1:20 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 224

Elizabeth Hartzler
Beth Hartzler is the Volunteer Coordinator for the Turning Point domestic violence shelter located here in Marion County. Turning Point provides essential services for residents in six surrounding counties. Beth will discuss her professional journey to her position at Turning Point, as well as describe the services offered at shelters like Turning Point and outline various volunteer opportunities for Ohio State Marion students.

Tuesday, April 18, 12:35 p.m.-1:20 p.m.
Morrill Hall, Room 224

Leslie Beary, MSW, LISW-S
Leslie Beary is the Mental Health & Wellness Counselor for Ohio State Marion. She is going to talk about her professional journey in becoming a certified counselor as well as the various wellness initiatives being conducted on our campus.

State of the Sandwich food truck to visit campus twice a week
After such great success last semester, the State of the Sandwich food truck will be on campus EVERY Tuesday and Wednesday, 11-2 p.m., through spring semester just outside the Student Center. The State of the Sandwich is a local food truck that pushes the motto: "Eat Something Different," meaning they create tastes from different states every day. For more information about The State of the Sandwich, visit their Facebook page.

SAVE THE DATE: The 46th Annual Academic Recognition Awards Program
The Marion Campus will host its 46th Annual Academic Recognition Awards Program on Thursday, April 20, here on campus. This annual event honors outstanding student achievements from the 2016-2017 year. Everyone is invited to attend the program and reception; watch for your invitation!

Meeting of the Minds with Dr. Mayim Bialik
Monday, March 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Ohio Union, Archie Griffin Grand Ballroom

OUAB in collaboration with Buckeyes for Israel, The Minority Association of Pre-Medicine Students and Journal of Undergraduate Research present Dr. Mayim Bialik for a keynote speech from actress and neuroscientist, Mayim Bialik. Mayim is best known for her lead role as Blossom Russo in the early-1990s NBC television sitcom Blossom and now appears regularly on the #1 comedy in American, CBS’ The Big Bang Theory playing neurobiologist Amy Farrah Fowler, for which she has earned three Emmy nominations

Tickets are FREE, 2 per BuckID/students, faculty, staff, regional campus students, and available at the Ohio Union Information Desk.

Take a Professor to Lunch
Monday, April 17, 12-2 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Guthery Community Room

Attention students: want to get to know your favorite professor a little better? Invite a professor to this luncheon provided by the Office of Student Life and Diversity/Inclusion. Contact Kathleen Clemons at with the following information:

- Nominate a professor
- Your name
- Your cell phone number
- Your name.#
- Times between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. when you are available

Please contact Kathleen with this information by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31.

OSU Online Readiness Tool
The Ohio State University’s new Online Readiness Tool is ready to use! Produced by the Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE), the tool is designed to provide students of all ages with a glimpse of the skills they need to be successful online and what they can expect from an online experience at Ohio State.
Share this new tool around the Marion campus and encourage those who work with students to use it to help them gauge if they are ready to learn online. Below are links to the tool and a Box folder with images and a digital sign available for you to use.
Box Folder:

Campus building open hours announcement
To enhance the safety and security of students, faculty, and staff, as well as the facilities themselves, the campus is establishing a policy, effective March 20, 2017, that formally sets standard open hours for all buildings on the Marion campus. 
Standard building open hours will be 7:00 am to 11:00 pm, Monday through Friday.  In order to meet specific academic or programmatic needs, adjustments to standard building hours may be made during finals weeks, as needed or appropriate.  Aside from the Alber Student Center’s open hours on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, campus buildings normally will be closed on Saturday and Sunday.  The buildings may be opened for courses as needed or particular activities during other times, with those hours established as courses are scheduled or activities are set.  The expectation is that students will leave the buildings by the 11:00 pm closing time.

Honors & Scholars to Host National HERU Conference
The Ohio State University Honors & Scholars Center will be hosting the bi-annual national Honors Education at Research Universities (HERU) conference May 24-25, 2017. HERU brings together faculty, staff, and advisors from across the country who work with Honors students to share best practices and research on high ability student development.  Ohio State faculty and staff are encouraged to attend this year’s conference on campus. Learn more.

Register Today for Pelotonia 17
Registration is open for Pelotonia 17! This grassroots movement began in 2009 with one goal: end cancer. Since then, Pelotonia has donated 100% of every dollar raised—over $130 million to date—to support cancer research at Ohio State. We invite you to join Team Buckeye, the Ohio State group of Pelotonia participants, as a rider, virtual rider or volunteer. Riders are at the heart of the Pelotonia movement. They will be fundraising and cycling on routes of between 25 and 180 miles on Aug. 5-6. Virtual riders fundraise and build the Pelotonia community without getting on a bicycle. Volunteers are essential to Pelotonia’s operations and help promote the Pelotonia spirit throughout the weekend of the event. Register today as a volunteer, virtual rider or rider at

May 2018 Study Tour to Southern India
May 2-17, 2018
Price: The tentative price of $2750 includes: roundtrip air fare; hotels, based on double
occupancy; meals; local transportation in India; entrance fees; gratuities and taxes. (Note that costs are subject to airline fares.)
For more information and details about the itinerary, go to our travel brochure.

Register for Buckeye Alerts
If you are not already registered for Buckeye Alert, we encourage you to do so.
To add your parent, spouse, significant other, etc to the alert system, - any numbers added to the system will receive the same text alerts that the student/faculty/staff receive.
The second web form is located at - if a student, faculty or staff member would like to receive alerts for multiple campuses, they can complete this form and we will add them to the other campus alert systems.

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