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Campus life from 1957 to today on display
The Marion Campus Library is showcasing a campus life display using images from The Ohio State University at Marion Archives from 1957 to present. Stop by the library to see what the college experience was like for students from 1957-1968 before the campus was built through today. Some highlights include campus aerial photos, new buildings on campus, student activities and events, student photos, and student newspapers like Campus Voice, Phoenix, OSUMAR, and The Wick. The display will run through spring 2023.


Watch 51st Annual Academic Recognition Ceremony
Ohio State Marion students, faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends met in Morrill Hall Auditorium to recognize the outstanding acheivement of our students and faculty at this annual ceremony held in Morrill Hall Auditorium. >>> Watch the video

Watch the Senior Graduating Senior Celebration
Ohio State Marion came together Friday, April 22nd to celebrate the academic and leadership accomplishments of graduating students completing one of our campus major programs in spring 2022. >>> Watch the video

Marion Memories Project work-life interviews inspire student research posters
English 2367.04 (Spring 2022)

Inspired by their oral history interviews with community members, sixteen students in Sue Oakes's Second-Year Writing class created science-, technology-, and industry-themed research posters, presenting them at a public reception on Monday, April 25th.

A three-judge panel selected the following posters as the best of this semester's group:

  • 1st Prize: Ian Heis - Interviewee Doug Greenwood
  • 2nd Prize: Hannah McClarey - Interviewee Chris Bishop
  • 3rd Prize: Tiffany Rossetti - Interviewee John E. Kosto
  • Honorable Mention - Aaron Lehman: Interviewee Mary Ellen Withrow

"In My Own Words": spring semester essay writers recognized 
The “In My Own Words” freshman writing series continued this semester, highlighting the moving student stories we so often encounter in the writing classroom. Started in 2012, “In My Own Words” showcases exemplary narrative writing in freshman composition courses, including English 1109 and 1110. The recognized essays for this semester are listed below. 

Additionally, all essays were read and judged by a panel of judges unaffiliated with the class sections: John Simonis’s essay “An Instrument of Peace” was determined to have the winning essay and will receive a $25 gift card.  

“In My Own Words”: Recognized Essays for Spring 2022 

  • Gurjeet Bhachu, "Karaoke Connections" (Sue Oakes, instructor)  
  • John Simonis, “An Instrument of Peace” (Sue Oakes, instructor) 
  • Bridgette Robek, "What it’s Like to be Thirteen and Depressed” (Darlene Slack, instructor) 
  • Mohammed Saadlla, "Living in Two Different Worlds" (Darlene Slack, instructor)  


Need a summer course? Take Sociology of Family

Dates: June 6 - July 29 (Second 8 Weeks)
Place: Online
Time: Asynchronous! (Watch the lecture any time in the week!)

Why take this course?
*You are going into a field that works with kids or families
*You want to understand your parents better
*You want to have a family of your own someday.

Catalog Description:  Analysis of relationships between the family and the larger society including mate selection, status of women, and patterns of husband-wife and parent-child relationships.

Credit Hours: 3
Check out qr code below for course details!


Seeking nominations for The Ohio State University at Marion Outstanding Staff Award Please take the time to nominate a candidate for the Ohio State Marion Outstanding Staff Award for 2022. The deadline is May 9, 2022. To nominate a staff member go to this Qualtrics link and submit your nomination. Below is the eligibility criteria and names of employees that are eligible for this award this year. You will be limited to 300 words or less of why you are nominating this staff member. Thank you, Sharon Gattshall, Academic Advisor Ohio State Marion Staff Advisory Committee Chair 2021/2022


The award is presented annually to one Ohio State staff member in recognition of exceptional accomplishments, leadership, and service to the campus within the past year. Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to nominate a deserving staff member for their performance above and beyond traditional work assignments.


Ohio State Marion Alumni Hall of Fame nominations being accepted
This annual awards program honors outstanding alumni who have contributed significantly to their professions and/or communities. The nomination period is open as of April 1, 2022. Please visit: https://osumarion.osu.edu/alumni-initiatives/alumni-hof.html for more information or to submit a nomination.

GAITLIN to perform on campus Thursday, May 12.
The OHio State University at Marion Five Nights on Campus performing arts series welcomes GAITLIN to Morrill Hall Auditorium, Thursday, May 12, 7:30 p.m.

Andrea and Darryl Gatlin formed as a musical team in 2008. The duo's dynamic voices and diverse musical backgrounds create an exciting live show like none other, entertaining listeners with their high-energy vocally driven performances. Before joining forces as GATLIN, Darryl and Andrea were accomplished performers in their own right. Darryl achieved major success in Nashville with two albums on Sony/Epic Records, eleven performances on the Grand Ole Opry, CMA, TNN and ACM award nominations, countless tours with stars like Reba McEntire, Alabama, Oakridge Boys, The Mandrels and even a Billboard Top 40 Hit with "No Sir". Darryl has been a performer/singer/songwriter from a young age and his incredible voice has built a huge fan base all over the country.

Andrea's musical journey began at an early age and lead her to a degree in music from Ashland University. Her voice has taken her to many stages, including Miss Ohio, winning the award for Best Classical Talent and Preliminary Talent. She sings in six different languages and was a featured guest performer in England. She has written and recorded on a hip-hop album and was featured on Fox Sports Net as the National Anthem singer for the Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Team. Now located in southwest Florida, GATLIN performs over 200 shows a year between Florida and Ohio, entertaining audiences with their wide range of genres and captivating vocals.

For ticket information visit: https://osumarion.osu.edu/alumni-initiatives/initiatives/cultural-arts/five-nights.html


Counseling & Wellness Center available free to students
The Ohio State University at Marion Counseling and Wellness Center is located in Maynard Hall, Room 200.  For more information or an appointment, email: MRN-Wellness@osu.edu or contact Leslie Beary at beary.4@osu.edu, 740-725-6349 or Ellen Thomas at Thomas.1159@osu.edu, 740-725-6056.  Scheduling both In-person and virtual appointments.


Marion finishes second in regional 5 on 5 basketball tournament
"The Executives" were the winner of our Marion Campus 5v5 Basketball Tournament. The team then traveled to Newark campus and competed in the Regional Campus Basketball Tournament and placed second overall! Congratulations and thank you for representing our campus!

DeStress Fest Spring 2022
Join the Office of Student LIfe, Diversity and Inclusion for a two-week long series of events to help break the stress as we approach and during final exam week for spring semester 2022.

Ohio State finals begin
Wednesday, April 27

String Art & Snacks
Wednesday, April 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Alber Student Center

Kahoot Trivia
Thursday, April 28, 12-2 p.m., Alber Student Center

Thursday, April 28, 12:30 p.m., while it lasts, Alber Student Center

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