Sep 2, 2010
As first-year and returning OHIO students filter back into Athens, students will be doing the same drill on the university’s five regional campuses.
New Dean Donna Burgraff will discuss the Chillicothe Campus’ strategic priorities for the 2010-11 academic year during the campus’ annual opening session at noon Thursday, Sept. 9, in the Stevenson Center Learning Commons. Members of the campus community are invited to attend, and lunch will be available.
The event serves as a campus community gathering and as an opportunity for individuals to interact with colleagues and friends.
“In this time of social media, it is important to occasionally join together as a campus community and reaffirm our core values. The opening session provides an opportunity for that type of interaction,” Burgraff said.
The Zanesville Campus will greet students with its annual Student Information Fair 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22 in the Elson Hall Atrium. The event provides an opportunity for students to meet informally with faculty and staff to establish relationships so that the students feel comfortable to ask for assistance when they need it.
The students in Zanesville will later be able to celebrate hitting their stride with Fall Fest from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6 on the Campus Green, with the Campus Center as a rain location.
Attendees can enjoy free food and activities such as volleyball, cornhole and pedal tractors. Stop by various student groups and organizations such as Student Senates, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Muskingum Family Y, Army, Sam's Club and more!
Students, faculty, staff and the community will welcome new dean Jim Smith, new associate dean Paul Abraham, and thank former dean John Furlow for his many years of service from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts.
The Wilkes Gallery for Visual Arts will feature the work of Trisha Clifford-Sprouse, including books and sustainability art. The opening reception, an ice cream social, will be held 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.
On Tuesday evening, first-year students at the Eastern Campus met and mingled to celebrate the New Student Kick-Off. The event gave students a chance to get their new student IDs, buy books and become acquainted with their new classmates.
New students, current students, faculty, staff and community members can also attend the Eastern Campus’ fourth-annual Fall Festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Sept. 19 The festival, which is free and open to the public, will feature a car “cruise in,” craft show, door prizes, music, food, inflatables for children to play on, and much more.
On Monday, the Southern Campus greeted its newest students during “Freshman Welcome Day.” The event, held in the Shafer Courtyard on campus, featured “food, music and tons of prizes.”
The evening gathering gave students an opportunity to meet with Dean Bill Willan, find classes, set up e-mail accounts, meet the faculty and staff, and most importantly, meet their fellow students.
Welcome Week activities are still currently in the planning stages.
Constitution Day will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 17. The event will held for local schoolchildren and OUS students. At 6 p.m., another celebration will be held for OUS evening students and the public. Patrick Henry descendent, Patrick Henry Jolly, will perform as his famous relative at the OUS campus.