Events on Campus
The productions put on by the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre program in the Wagner Theatre are getting high praise around the region. However, with some improvements to the theatre, the productions could be taken to the next level.
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach Lucy Johnson will be holding a forum and roundtable on rural education with school administrators and teachers at Ohio University Lancaster on October 28.
The role men play in fighting violence against women and children will be at the center of this year’s “Take Back the Night” event at Ohio University Lancaster on October 21.
In a world where social media is king, everybody has an opinion and everybody can publish it. That has changed Brian Lindamood’s job and the way he does it.
A new website showcases the many arts and cultural events happening at Ohio University Lancaster. The website is located at www.ohio.edu/lancaster/events.
An author with ties to Lancaster will be reading from her new novel at Ohio University Lancaster on October 8. Laura Wettersten taught music at Saint Mary’s school in Lancaster before becoming a librarian and author.
Students, faculty, staff and community members can see the opening night of OUL Theatre’s upcoming production for just $5.
An environmental archeologist who grew up in Lancaster and will be speaking at Ohio University Lancaster next month believes she knows one thing we need to do to deal with climate change.
The person exists in almost every work environment, an employee or co-worker who is grumpy, grouchy or difficult. Many do not know how to deal with that person in a way that is productive, and it often times stops us from being able to get our job done.
It feels like school just started, but it’s already time for high school students to start thinking about the next step.
Students at Ohio University Lancaster are getting the opportunity to learn about how to make their dreams of studying abroad a reality. Education Abroad and Competitive Awards Info Sessions are being held throughout the day on Thursday, September 18.
Art, featuring pop culture icons like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol, is hanging in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts for the next couple of months as part of the latest exhibit.
Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington will mark Patriot Day and Constitution Day with events on campus.
Area job seekers will be in the Ohio University Lancaster Brasee Hall Gym on Friday, September 19. That’s because Fairfield County Job and Family Services is holding the Adult Career Expo from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Education professors and the Ohio Student Education Association at OUL are working to make sure that teacher candidates on campus are prepared for the real world upon graduation.
This academic year will be filled with drama and fun for those who attend Ohio University Lancaster Theatre productions. Director Victor Jones has announced the upcoming season for the theatre.
An Edith Head Film Festival will be held in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre on Saturday, August 16. The event is free and open to the public.
Christopher Cross is going to work very hard to remember he is in Ohio when he performs on the Wendel Concert Stage at OUL Saturday night as part of Lancaster Festival.
Kids in College ended up shattering its enrollment record. During the three weeks of classes on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 327 students took part. That is 91 more than last year.
During the dedication ceremony Friday, July 11 for a new Ohio Historical Marker for the John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, a nine minute video documenting the bridge’s move to OUL in 1988 will be shown.
The start of the annual Lancaster Festival is only a week and a half away. That means the Wendel Concert Stage is being constructed on the Lancaster Campus back lawn.
The last week of this year’s Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster begins on Monday, July 7. Currently, 315 students registered for classes during the three week camp.
The cast and crew of Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” are hard at work getting ready for the Lancaster Festival debut on July 20.
A dedication ceremony will be held July 11 for a new Ohio Historical Marker for the John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Watch a slideshow of pictures from the original move.
Another year of Kids in College is underway at Ohio University Lancaster and another enrollment record has been set. Three hundred students are taking classes over the three-week period this summer. That’s 57 more students than last year.
The 4th Annual No Limits Athletics Basketball Camp will be held July 21 – 23 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus.
Even though it seems like summer has only just begun, students who will attend Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington for the first time this fall are starting to learn the ropes.
A fundraiser will be held for the Wagner Theatre on July 26. “Breakfast with Cinderella and The Prince” will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Senior art students at Ohio University Lancaster are putting their work on display this summer. Five different shows will be showcased in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts over the next couple of months.
The annual Bobcat Caravan will make a stop on Tuesday, May 20, at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The event will include an appearance by the new Ohio Men's Basketball Head Coach Saul Phillips.
New partnerships have helped make the 2014 Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off event held at Ohio University Lancaster one of the most successful thus far.
This Friday evening 455 degrees will be recognized at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington. Approximately 160 of the graduates will participate in the Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Honors Convocation Ceremony.
When graduates process into the gym at Ohio University Lancaster for Honors Convocation, many of them take note of the beautiful flowers that edge the stage -- but don't realize how much work went into getting them there.
Students at Ohio University Lancaster are marking both Mental Health Awareness Month and Substance Abuse Awareness Month with messages of hope and healing.
The Lancaster Men’s Chorus will present its annual “Ham and Eggs” program to celebrate the show’s 43rd Anniversary on May 7, 8, 9 and 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the Jeffrey Wagner Theatre at Ohio University Lancaster.
The Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off event is being held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on Saturday, April 26. The event starts at 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.
Can you imagine seeing chickens walking tightropes, dispensing souvenirs to customers, dancing to music, and playing baseball? Believe it or not, you could find that at the IQ Zoo in Hot Springs, Arkansas.
The annual OUL Spring Fest will kick off this weekend. This year’s event runs April 12 - 17. The week is packed with fun events and theme days to encourage students to participate by dressing up.
Nine new classes are being offered for the 35th year of Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster. Registration is now underway. The program will run the weeks of June 16, June 23 and July 7.
Ohio University Lancaster’s Community and Corporate Learning Office provides educational opportunities for people in the community who aren’t trying to get a college degree. The office was featured on this month’s edition of Fairfield Today at OUL.
Celebrate Women and WOUB’s premiere screening of “Our Town: Lancaster” made Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre the place to be on Friday and Saturday.
In the month when college basketball rules, Ohio University Lancaster’s Hannah V. McCauley Library is celebrating the game by showcasing its history in southern Ohio and bringing Olympic Gold medalist Bill Hosket to campus.
The social issues women are dealing with in our community will be discussed at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2014. The event will be held on March 21.
An Ohio University Lancaster student wants to shatter the silence surrounding human trafficking and encourage others on campus to take action.
In 2014, women still face sexism and discrimination in the workplace. Women leaders in organizations see that every day from an interesting perspective.
A new name for a relatively new partnership between the Lancaster Festival and OUL, The Covered Bridge Music Series, honors history.
A new documentary produced by WOUB Public Media about the history and story of the city of Lancaster will premiere on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on March 22. The event is free and open to the public.
Carole Amber’s children’s book, The Gift of the LadyBug, is helping young people around the nation cope with struggles, tragedy or loss in their lives.
Ohio University Lancaster student organization Lambda Pi Eta wants to make sure children in our region have the tools for early reading success.
Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2014 conference. The event will be held Friday, March 21 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus.
Valentine’s Day is a day about expressing your love to the people you care about, but it’s not always easy. Sometimes we even express feelings that we don’t really mean.
High school students from around Fairfield County are being invited to Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington throughout the month of February to help them save money on application fees and possibly save more money on college tuition.
The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre program plans to make you laugh until it hurts this April. “Lend Me a Tenor” is the OUL Theatre’s spring production.
The curator of a new exhibit in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts started putting up the show last week. “Children’s Book Illustrations: The Circle of Creativity” will be on display January 22 to March 21.
Ohio University Lancaster student organization Alpha Phi Omega is teaming up with the American Red Cross to have blood drives on campus each semester. The latest drive was held on Thursday in the Wilkes Art Gallery in Brasee Hall.
When you open up a children’s book, the illustrations on each page take you back to your childhood. Have you ever wondered how an adult artist learns to create childlike drawings to illustrate children’s books?
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the Ohio University Lancaster Diversity Committee is sponsoring a performance of The Black-Jew Dialogues on campus. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in Brasee Hall’s Wagner Theatre.
It’s the time of year where high school students start to really narrow down their choices for college, and adults make a New Year’s resolution to go back to school.
There’s still time to enroll and get registered for classes at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center for spring semester. The last orientation session is Friday, January 3 at 1 p.m.
Finals week is quickly approaching and the Ohio University Alumni Association is sending a massage therapist to campus to help.
For the second year, Lambda Pi Eta is conducting a “Support Your Troops Supply Drive” for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The supplies will be collected for about three weeks and sent to troops in Afghanistan.
An internationally renowned educator, author and keynote speaker will talk to education majors and area educators at OUL on Thursday, November 21. Jim Grant is regarded by fellow educators as one of America's most passionate advocates for children.
Tis the time of year for shopping, and students have a chance to do a little shopping at Ohio University Lancaster – shopping for a major.
Scott Wharton took a majority of his undergraduate classes at Ohio University Lancaster, and now the retired U.S. Air Force pilot is proud to come back to his old stomping grounds to honor veterans.
The "To Kill a Mockingbird” Essay Contest asked students to examine the novel’s ideas about coming of age. The contest’s first place winner had no idea that she would learn a little about herself in the process.
Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington is celebrating International Week November 12 – 15. This is the first year the event is being held on the regional campuses of Ohio University.
Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington’s Gender Equality Solidarity Society is holding its “Take Back the Night” event in Lancaster this year for the first time. The annual rally has been held at the Pickerington Center for the last seven years.
There are approximately 90 veterans who are currently taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington. To mark Veteran’s Day, Adults Belong in College is holding a Veteran’s Recognition Ceremony.
There are many traditions during the fall. Some like to carve pumpkins, while others like to pick apples. Students at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington are developing a new tradition – Fall Fest.
Bat decorations can be found everywhere during the fall and Halloween season. But bats are more than just a spooky symbol and Lancaster native Dr. Amy Russell will talk about that during a special presentation at OUL on Thursday, October 17.
She calls her artwork a quirky take on social commentary and landscapes. Margaret Eriksen’s artwork will be on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Ohio University Lancaster’s Brasee Hall from October 2 to December 15.
Ohio University Lancaster is offering a distracted and drunken driving education program for students. UNITE’s Arrive Alive program uses a high-tech simulator to educate students about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving.
Students from Ohio University Lancaster will be taking a van trip together next week to go to the Fall 2013 Career and Internship Fair on the Athens Campus.
The gym in Ohio University Lancaster's Brasee Hall will soon be filled with high school students wanting to learn more about their college options. The Lancaster City/Fairfield County College Fair will be held September 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
A special screening of the documentary The 1900: Voices from the Athens Asylum will be held at Ohio University Lancaster on September 26 at 7 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts.
The OUL Theatre is performing "To Kill a Mockingbird" later this fall and since that was a classic novel first, the library director at OUL thought it would be a good opportunity to encourage students to read it.
A television show is now being recorded once a month at Ohio University Lancaster. The show, Fairfield Today, is put together by Innerphase Video.
The leaders of the organizations who are working together in The Zone on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus are calling the new three-way partnership a "win, win, win."
Ohio University Lancaster students say the new menu at "The Zone" is going to make it easier to eat healthy while going to school. The OUL student lounge re-opened Monday for the first day of classes.
Welcome to the start of Fall Semester at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington. Many new and exciting things have happened on campus since the students and faculty left May 3.
Monday, August 26 is the beginning of a new academic year at Ohio University Lancaster and it’s also the beginning of new things in “The Zone.” There will be a new menu and new hours of operation.
A member of The David Mayfield Parade grew up in Lancaster and is excited to perform for his hometown and family when the band plays at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on September 13.
A parade is on its way to Ohio University Lancaster in September and this musical parade is known for its high energy and charisma. The David Mayfield Parade is the next act coming to campus as part of an OUL and Lancaster Festival Partnership.
Food trucks from Columbus and Athens will be on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus Wednesday night for the first Food Truck Rally as part of Lancaster Festival.
Michael Bolton said he was very impressed with both the Lancaster Campus venue and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra after performing on the Wendel Concert Stage Saturday night.
The Pickerington Area Chamber of Commerce is holding an education summit at Ohio University's Pickerington Center on Friday. The summit will focus on State of Ohio's Common Core Standards.
Concert-goers at the 2013 Lancaster Festival may see Michael Bolton and Crystal Bowersox in a different light so to speak. That's because the canopy that covers the Wendel Concert Stage on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus is new this year.
The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of "The Producers" means something special to OUL Theatre Director A. Victor Jones. While every production means a lot to Jones, this one has something a bit more personal.
Organizers are getting ready for the 4th Annual Tour de Cause, which is being held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on July 12 and 13. The bike tour raises money to battle the drug addiction issue in Lancaster and Fairfield County.
A new attendance record has been set during the 34th year of Kids in College. 243 students registered for classes during its three week run this month. Last year, 237 students were registered.
The 3rd Annual No Limits Basketball Camp is set for July 15 - 17 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The three-day camp gives participants with and without disabilities an opportunity to learn new basketball skills while learning about each other.
A 45-year old Lancaster woman learned how to complete her degree at an OUL information session in 2011. She decided to finish her degree after the tragic loss of her 13-year old daughter and is thankful for the opportunity to go back to school.
"Walk in Wednesdays" are underway at the Ohio University Pickerington Center this summer. It's a day for students interested in coming to school at the Pickerington Center to come in and ask questions.
About $550 was raised during a 5k walk at Ohio University Lancaster Saturday held for the tornado victims in Oklahoma. Students in OUL's Human Services Technology Student Association organized the event to collect money to help.
Students in Ohio University Lancaster's Human Services Technology Student Association want to help the tornado victims in Oklahoma. So, they decided to organize a fundraising walk to do just that.
About 200 children are registered to take part in this year's Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster.
More cars drove through the 2013 Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off event at Ohio University Lancaster than 2012.
The annual Bobcat Caravan makes its fifth stop of 2013 in Lancaster this coming Wednesday, May 15, at the Ohio University Lancaster campus.
The Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off event is being held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on Saturday, April 27.
An appreciation reception for Fairfield County teachers and Ohio University Lancaster students who participate in the OUL Educational Mentorship program was held on Wednesday evening.
Students on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus took cooking out to a new level Wednesday by incorporating a catapult contest. The "Catapult Cookout" was part of "Spring Fest 2013."
The people of Lancaster have the opportunity to see Singer/Songwriter Joe Pug before he hits it big.
Ohio University Lancaster Communication Studies students are working to "Spread the Word to End the Word" this semester.
A screening of the documentary "The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men" is being shown tonight as part of Spring Fest 2013 at Ohio University Lancaster.
Ohio University's Executive Dean of Regional Campuses was given the Outstanding Administrator Award at this year's Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio Conference(AURCO).
Spring Fest 2013 starts on Wednesday with activities all over campus.
Skilled songwriter Joshua P. James, from Columbus, will be the opening act for Joe Pug at Ohio University Lancaster next month.
Two Lancaster High School graduates are speaking at Ohio University Lancaster on Thursday, April 4 at 6:30 p.m. about their work in the Brazilian Rainforest.
Registration for the 34th year of Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster is now underway and some new courses are being offered this year. The program will run the weeks of June 10, June 17 and June 24.
Four years ago, Joe Pug was a carpenter. Today, Pug is an up-and-coming folk artist and will play at the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre May 4.
This year's Celebrate Women event held at the Ohio University Pickerington Center honored women in the present, who women will become in the future, and the women who got us here from the past.
Students from Perry, Fairfield, Licking, and Pickaway counties will be taking part in the District 8 Science Fair at Ohio University Lancaster this Saturday.
When Sarah Secoy of Lancaster was just six years old, the odds were against her. She was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. She was supposed to die.
The 2013 Sprout Touring Film Festival will be held tonight at 7 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts on the 5th floor of Brasee Hall.
The founder of the Sprout Touring Film Festival plans to hold a workshop with high school and college students at Ohio University Lancaster a few hours before the festival begins.
The line-up of panels and speakers for Celebrate Women 2013 has been announced. The annual event will be held at the Ohio University Pickerington Center this year on Friday, March 22.
African Americans occupied both the first and last places in the funeral procession of President Abraham Lincoln from the White House to the Capitol on April 19, 1865.
Newly appointed Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French is the keynote speaker for this year’s Celebrate Women conference at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center.
Ohio University Lancaster’s American Sign Language Club is sharing the love this Valentine’s Day by selling baked goods in the Brasee Hall North Lobby. Members are selling the items to raise money for a spring trip to Gallaudet University.
RecycleMania is underway at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and the Pickerington Center. Students are being asked to sign on and pledge their support to the effort from the very beginning.
Ohio University Lancaster will mark Black History Month with an evening of music and historical reflection on campus on Thursday, February 28.
It’s the time of year where high school students start to really narrow down their choices for college. Enrollment and admissions officials at Ohio University Lancaster encourage students to visit the campuses that they are considering.
Ohio University Lancaster has been chosen as a College Goal Sunday site for 2013. This is the first time the Lancaster Campus has been a College Goal Sunday site.
Ohio University Lancaster Junior Candace Burns is part of a new group on campus and she says it’s been an eye-opening experience. Burns is one of about a dozen students and faculty members that recently joined the group Yarncrafters for Lancaster.
Donation boxes will be lining the hallways at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center. That’s because two student organizations are trying to help others in need this holiday season.
Some heavy lifting is being done this week on the Rooftop Air Handler project at Ohio University Lancaster. A crane was used Monday to lift material to the rooftop of Brasee Hall needed to build a platform for a new air handler.
There will be a sea of green at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington every Friday. That’s because students, faculty and staff are being encouraged to show their Ohio University pride on Fridays.
Human Services Technology Program Campus Coordinator Lisa Skeens is calling last week’s Domestic Violence Walk on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus a success. It was the first of its kind on campus and she hopes to make it a yearly event.
Many newscasts these days start off with the words, “According to the latest public opinion poll…” Ever wonder how public opinion polls became so important in American presidential elections?
Students, faculty, staff, community members and police officers took part in a two-mile walk Thursday afternoon to honor victims of domestic violence.
Students at Ohio University Lancaster plan to “Walk in their Shoes” to mark National Domestic Violence Prevention Month. The two-mile walk around the bike path near Ohio University Lancaster will be held on Thursday, October 25 at 2 p.m.
Men, women, and children will rally against gendered violence on Tuesday, October 23 from 6-8 p.m. for the 7th Annual Take Back the Night at Ohio University Pickerington.
– It’s almost been a year since 50 exotic animals were released from a farm near Zanesville and Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says Ohio’s in a much better position today than when he pulled up to Terry Thompson’s farm in mid-October of 2011.
The school year just started, but it is already time for high school juniors and seniors to start thinking about where they want to go to college. One of the first opportunities to do that will be held at Ohio University Lancaster September 20.