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Ohio State Marion News - Updated Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS & DATES - Complete Campus Events Calendar


Beat Michigan Week Events

Sesquicentennial Scholarship

Feeling a bit out of focus and isolated with your creative writing?

Ohio State Marion Teaching Excellence Award

Campus hopes to improve inclusiveness with discussion/training

OutLoud Meetings

Walk-in Hours for Writing Center


Five Nights on Campus EXTRA!

Blood Drive

Beat Michigan Week Events:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 14, 12 to 5 p.m.
    Tailgate with Food & Music
    Alber Student Center Lawn
    Admission for staff, faculty, & community members: canned goods for the food pantry.
    Sponsored by anonymous community donor, Student Life, Diversity & Inclusion, and Marion Campus Recreation
  • Thursday, Nov. 15, 12:30 to 2 p.m.
    Ohio State vs. Michigan:  Highlights of Past Football Games
    Alber Student Center
    Snacks will be provided
    Sponsored by Marion Campus Recreation
  • Monday, Nov. 19, 12 to 2 p.m.
    Meet former Buckeye & NFL Running
    Daniel "Boom" Herron
    Alber Student Center
    FREE wings from Buffalo Wild Wings
    "Block M" piñata
    Food served at 12:30 p.m.
    Time for photos and autographs
  • Tuesday, Nov. 20
    Buckeye Spirit Day
    Alber Student Center
    Snacks will be provided:
    Buckeye music
    Make Buckeye jewelry
    Homemade Buckeye candy
    Best dressed Buckeye Fan Contest
                    . 1st place: $25 Visa gift card
                    . 2nd place: $15 Visa gift card
                    . 3rd place: $10 Visa gift card

Sponsored by Student Life, Diversity & Inclusion
Marion Campus Recreation & Cathy Brake

Sesquicentennial Scholarship
Ohio State is selecting 150 students for the Sesquicentennial Student Scholar Leadership Program in the 2019-20 year. Ohio State at Marion students currently enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or professional program are eligible to be Sesquicentennial Scholars. Learn more and apply at

Feeling a bit out of focus and isolated with your creative writing?
Then come to the next meeting of "Kapow!" the Ohio State Marion Writers' Group! Bring your poems and stories.   We'd love to see and hear them, or just come and hang out (Sometimes we have writing surprises!)  Meetings this semester will be on Wednesdays, nearly every other week: Nov. 28, from 12:35-1:20 p.m., in the Library, first floor, room 105K!

2018 Ohio State Marion Teaching Excellence Award
Do you know a professor who is dedicated to teaching and from whom you learned a lot? Nominate him or her for the Ohio State Marion Campus Teaching Excellence Award. Complete the nomination form online at or use a paper copy available at the Campus Information Desk, Morrill Hall Room 150. Nominations will be accepted from November 5, 2018 through January 15, 2019.

Campus hopes to improve inclusiveness with discussion/training

“Inviting LGBTQ Students In: How We Build Inclusive Campuses for LGBTQ Communities”

Thursday, November 15th from 12:30 - 2 p.m.
Maynard Hall, Guthery Community Room

Featured Speaker:
Jeff Perkins, M.Ed., intercultural specialist at the Multicultural Center on Columbus campus.

This is a SafeZone campus-wide success series event sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the OutLoud student organization.

OutLoud Meetings
The Marion campus LGBTQ+ and allies club meetings are being held on:

Friday, November 2nd
Friday, November 16th
Friday, November 30th

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Morrill Hall, Room 335

For more information, contact Alyssa Knight at All are welcome.

Walk-in hours for the Writing Center for the remainder of Fall semester are as follows:

Monday: 8-11 a.m., 1-8 p.m.
Tuesday: 8-9 a.m., 11am-8 p.m.
Wednesday: 8-11 a.m., 1-8 p.m.
Thursday: 8-9 a.m., 10-11 a.m., 12:30-4:45 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Five Nights On Campus EXTRA!
The Lost Instruments of a Forgotten Ukraine
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Jurij Fedynskyj is a Ukrainian-American Ukrainian . Originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, he has repatriated to Ukraine. For the past twenty years, he has worked to resurrect the traditional kobzar tradition. The kobzari were wandering spiritual singers, who sang to the accompaniment of the kobza or bandura. For the past ten years, he has also worked to revive traditional music making of the torbanists on the Ukrainian baroque lute, called a torban. Both the kobzar and torbanist traditions were completely destroyed by the Sovietization of Ukraine around 1920-1930. 

Blood Drive
Tuesday, December 18th 2018, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Alber Student Center Gymnasium


English 4591.02H Special Topics in Rhetoric Spring 2019
TR 1:30-2:50 p.m., Professor Katie Braun, class code: 33655
Generation Meme: Visual Rhetoric in Digital Spaces

If you take this class, you will learn how different kinds of images circulate in digital spaces to create meaning and make arguments. You will also learn how to create different kinds of image-based arguments, including memes, gifs, and infographics.

Anthropology 5624
Looking for a unique spring course? This will encourage students to think about something we encounter every day of our lives---food---in exciting new ways. Together, we will stop taking food for granted and instead realize that food can be a way of communicating cultural identity, an indicator of gender and sociopolitical status, and a symbolic substance capable of bringing people together or holding them apart.

Aliens in the America Mind                                                                    
English 2290 - (Colonial and U. S. Literature to 1865)                                    
Sara Crosby, spring 2019, TR 8-9:20 a.m., 3 credit hours
This class will ask you to investigate the alien encounters that made "America." When Old and New Worlds met, the clash shook identities and truths that had seemed eternal. The unthinkable became reality, and ideas that previous generations would have judged insane-democracy, for instance-became "American." In this class, we will meet some of the criminals, captives, rebels, so-called "lunatics," and outcasts who emerged as "American" authors, and we will examine the strange new literature they wove out of their experiences on the edge of the unknown. In short, we'll try to map the development of an American psychology and understand the aliens in our own minds.  Fulfills GEC requirements for Arts and Humanities: Analysis of Texts and Works of Art.

Strange America: Louisiana
ENG 4597.02 - American Regional Cultures in Transition
Sara Crosby, spring 2019, TR 9:30-10:50 p.m.
Coastal Louisiana is a strange place—home to sexy vampires, Voodoo, and so-called “swamp people,” as well as jazz, petroleum, and gumbo. But because of foolish river and marsh management, South Louisiana is literally disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico, with the fastest rate of land loss anywhere in the world. Now is the time to experience it before it’s gone. In this capstone course, you will immerse yourself in Louisiana literature and culture: from Swamp Thing comics to Cajun ghost stories and jokes. You will learn how to cook a real gumbo (and why it’s made that way) and you will explore everything from New Orleans music and politics to Blue Dog art and reality TV.


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