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Dads Weekend

November 7—November 9, 2014 

All dads are invited to visit their students for a very special weekend just for you.  

The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local availabilities through their "Where To Stay" website located here.  The Hocking Hills also offers a lodging directory, too.  Their "Where to Stay" website is located here.

Ohio University is committed to ensuring its programs, services, and activities are accessible to students, faculty, staff and the general public with disabilities, who visit or attend a campus-sponsored event. If you have an accommodation need, question or concern related to participating in any of our Dads Weekend activities please contact Jamie S. Patton at pattonj1@ohio.edu by November 1 at 3:00 PM.

Dad's Buffett Buffet

Friday, November 7 at 6:00 PM, Walter Hall Rotunda 

This Dad's Weekend, bring your dad's to the Walter Hall Rotunda to experience a tropical paradise! Stop by anytime from 6 PM - 9 PM on Friday, November 7th to unwind and relax with your dad. This event will have everything from a Jimmy Buffett cover band, to a cheeseburger bar and a margarita (cash) bar! It is definitely an event you and your dad won't want to miss!

Tickets are $10 per person, so get yours while they last! 



Blood Drive sponsored by Air Force ROTC

Friday, November 8 from 8 AM - 5 PM, Baker University Center Multi-Purpose Room 240/242 



Anointed Ministries Semi-Annual Concert

Friday, November 7 at 6:00 PM, Baker University Center, Ballroom A 

Gospel concert featuring anointed praise choir, Hallel praise dancers, and unspoken praise mimers. 



Battle of the Emcees Sponsored by the Black Student Cultural Programming Board

Friday, November 7 at 7:00 PM, Baker University Center, Theater 

Local Hip-Hop artists will showcase their talents and the best performer will be crowned victor.



THE GODFATHER at the Athena Cinema

Friday, November 7 at 7:00 PM, The Athena Cinema - Uptown Athens 

"My father taught me many things…" 

Celebrate OHIO Dad's Weekend with a classic movie at Athens' Historic Theater. Watch Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece on the big screen. 

“A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.” 



OHIO Bobcats Hockey vs. Ithaca Bombers

Friday, November 7, 2014 at 7:30 PM, Bird Ice Arena 

See the OHIO Bobcats hit the ice against the Ithaca Bombers on Friday, November 7.

Student tickets are $6 with a student ID and all other tickets are $8. All tickets are general admission. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Children under 5 are free, all others attending must have a ticket to enter the facility.  

Game day tickets are not guaranteed and are based on availability.  



Lost Flamingo Company Presents: In a Forest, Dark and Deep

Friday, November 7 at 8 PM, Baker University Center, Multipurpose Room 240/242 

Here is a short description of the play: In a Forest, Dark and Deep is a mystery play set in a cabin deep in the woods. Bobby and Betty, estranged siblings, are brought together to pack up the cabin that was rented out to a young man who has mysteriously vanished. This play explores the rivalry between the two siblings as secrets are revealed about what happened to the young man who disappeared and who is involved.

Tickets will be $3 per person



Fall Jazz Concert

Friday, November 7 at 8:00 PM, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

The concert features student ensembles from the School of Music:  Jazz Ensemble I and II.  These are 20-piece big bands performing repertoire from the 1930s to current day.  The concert will feature originals and arrangements from the music of such jazz greats as Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Woody Herman, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, and more.  The ensembles are directed by professors from the School of Music:  Dr. Sean Parsons and Dr. Matthew James.  Student members are mostly undergraduate and masters-level music majors, with some non-majors also participating.



Dad's Weekend - Stargazing and Campfire

Friday, Novmeber 7 from 8 PM to midnight, Meet in front of Ping Recreation Center at 8 PM to midnight 

Join Outdoor Pursuits­ for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope, and listening to tales of the night sky and Ridges lore. Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Trip departs at 8 p.m. and returns at 12 a.m.

*Meet in front of Ping Recreation Center at 7:30 p.m.

*Cost $10/person



Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Dad’s Weekend Forum

Saturday, November 8 at 1 PM, Baker University Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 240/242 

The men of Alpha Phi Alpha will be holding an open forum to discuss manhood on Ohio University’s campus during Dad’s Weekend with the fathers as well as males on campus.



The GODFATHER at the Athena Cinema

Saturday, November 8 at 3:00 PM, The Athena - Uptown Athens 

"My father taught me many things…" 

Celebrate OHIO Dad's Weekend with a classic movie at Athens' Historic Theater. Watch Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece on the big screen. 

“A man who doesn't spend time with his family can never be a real man.” 

To purchase tickets, click here.



OHIO Bobcats Hockey vs. Ithaca Bombers

Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30pm, Bird Ice Arena 

See the OHIO Bobcats hit the ice against the Ithaca Bombers on Saturday, November 8.

Student tickets are $6 with a student ID and all other tickets are $8. All tickets are general admission. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Children under 5 are free, all others attending must have a ticket to enter the facility.  

Game day tickets are not guaranteed and are based on availability.  If you have questions or concerns, please see the Ohio University Club Hockey site for more information. You can visit the site HERE

To purchase tickets, click here.



An Evening with Billy Gardell

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium  

Billy Gardell stars in the CBS Hit television series, MIKE & MOLLY as Officer Mike Biggs. MIKE & MOLLY garners approximately 13 million viewers every week.  Before Mike and Molly, Gardell co-starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Lucky.” His other television credits include “Yes Dear” and “Judging Amy,” on the Network, “My Name is Earl,” “The Practice,” “Monk” and “Gary the Rat.”

As a standup comic, his comedy specials, "Billy Gardell: Halftime," premiered on Comedy Central and "Billy Gardell Presents Road Dogs" premiered on Showtime. In addition he makes regular appearances on "NFL Today" on CBS Sports. A native of Pittsburgh who currently lives in Los Angeles, Gardell loves Steeler football, stand-up comedy and his wife.

NOTE: This performance may contain adult content and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.  Please take this into consideration when choosing whether to attend.



Dad's Weekend - Stargazing and Campfire

Saturday, November 8 at 7:30 PM, Meet in front of Ping Recreation Center at 7:30 PM 

Join Outdoor Pursuits­ for an evening of stargazing and campfire fun. We will spend the evening roasting marshmallows, spotting constellations, gazing through a telescope, and listening to tales of the night sky and Ridges lore. Fee includes transportation and campfire snacks. Trip departs at 8 PM and returns at 12 AM.



Lost Flamingo Company Presents: In a Forest, Dark and Deep

Saturday, November 8 at 8 PM, Baker University Center, Theater 

Here is a short description of the play: In a Forest, Dark and Deep is a mystery play set in a cabin deep in the woods. Bobby and Betty, estranged siblings, are brought together to pack up the cabin that was rented out to a young man who has mysteriously vanished. This play explores the rivalry between the two siblings as secrets are revealed about what happened to the young man who disappeared and who is involved.

Tickets will be $3 per person



Blue Pencil Comedy, Open Mic and Stand Up

Saturday, November 8 at 8 PM, Baker University Center, Bobcat Student Lounge 

Free and open to the public. Stand up comedy show, anyone is welcome to perform!



Midnight Meltdown

Saturday, November 8 at 10:30 PM, Bird Ice Arena 

Bring your dad out to skate in the Bird Ice Arena!

Pay admission at door, no prior sales registration $3.50, Skate rental $3.00



Outdoor Pursuits: Ziplining at the Ridges

Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Departs from the Ping Center 

Calling all dads and students...head for the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zip line! We'll provide the equipment and instruction; you provide the excitement as you climb to the take off platform and fly down a 300 foot zip line. Destined to be the talk of Dad's weekend, so sign up early. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.

Sessions begin throughout the day at the following times:

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

*Must arrive at Ping Center 15 minutes before start times.

*Cost: $25/person


 



Outdoor Pursuits: Hiking at Old Man’s Cave

Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Departs from the Ping Center 

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Old Man's Cave region of Hocking Hills State Park. This area is scattered with a variety of geologic features including waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and rock formations. A great way to spend the day with dad and friends! Fee includes transportation and guide staff. Trip departs at 10 AM and returns at 3 PM.

*Must arrive at Ping Center at 9:30 AM.

*Cost: $20/person



Walk a Mile in Her Shoes March and Rally

Saturday, November 8 at 12 PM, Women's Center, Baker University Center, Room 403 

Rape, sexual assault and gender violence are often thought of as exclusively women's issues. While being part of the problem men play in a role in sexual assault and are integral components to preventing violence against women.

During Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, male participants will be walking a mile on campus in women's shoes to raise awareness about the role men play in preventing sexual assault. Female volunteers can participate as sideline support.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/624333351007493/



Dad’s Weekend 3v3 Basketball Tournament

Saturday, November 8 at 12 PM, Ping Recreation Center 

Bring your dad out to play in a Dad’s Weekend 3v3 Basketball Tournament. Create a team with your family and friends!



OHIO Wrestling, Green Vs. White Meet

Saturday, November 8 at 12 PM, Convocation Center 



OHIO Bobcats Basketball vs. Marietta College

Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 2:00 PM, Ohio University Convocation Center 

Cheer on the OHIO Bobcats as they take on the Marietta Pioneers!

General admission: $20

Student tickets are free with a valid student ID

All questions regarding basketball game ticket pick up, seating location, ticket prices and OHIO student tickets can be answered by the OHIO Athletics Ticket Office at 800-575-2287.



Dad’s Weekend Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, November 8 at 12 PM, Konneker Alumni Center (Across from Ellis Hall) 

Student Alumni Board will be hosting a Dad’s Weekend Chili Cook-Off the Saturday of Dad’s Weekend!

For $5, you’ll be able to sample and vote on five chili recipes made by Student Alumni Board dads. All proceeds go to Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio to help our BobcaThon dancers reach their fundraising goals. So come warm up your fall day in Athens with some tasty chili and charity!

Price: $5.00 per person

Register for the Event by emailing Kendra Lutes at kl066412@ohio.edu



Dad’s Weekend Flying Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, November 9 at 10:30 AM, Baker University Center, Room 240/242 

Join the Ohio University Alumni Association on Sunday November 9, 2014 at our breakfast extravaganza featuring Chris Cakes, pancake flipper extraordinaire.  End Dad’s Weekend with your student at a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast served by a world record holding pancake flipping team.  The pancakes will start flying off the grill at 10:30 AM in the Baker University Center Multipurpose room.   Along with all of the excitement and tasty food, there will be chances to win great prizes!  Admission will be $10 a person and all proceeds will benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio.  

Price: $10.00 a person or $18.00 for 2 people



Outdoor Pursuits: Ziplining at the Ridges

Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Departs from the Ping Center 

Calling all dads and students...head for the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zip line! We'll provide the equipment and instruction; you provide the excitement as you climb to the take off platform and fly down a 300 foot zip line. Destined to be the talk of Dad's weekend, so sign up early. Fee includes all equipment, instruction, and optional shuttle to the zip line facility.

Sessions begin throughout the day at the following times:

10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.

*Must arrive at Ping Center 15 minutes before start times.

*Cost: $25/person



Sunday Family Art Encounters

Sunday, November 9 at 2 PM, Kennedy Art Museum, The Ridges 

Drop in for open studio activities related to a featured artwork in our exhibition.  Admission is FREE.    




Throughout the Weekend 

Kennedy Museum of Art Exhibitions

, Kennedy Art Museum, The Ridges 

Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr., an artist based in Detroit, Michigan, will exhibit Lyrics of My People, an exhibition composed of a series of posters and maps imprinted and inspired by social justice, containing the words of Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Frederick Douglass, George Washington Carver, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr. and others. 

New York City artist, Jaimie Warren presents her exhibition titled, ERMAHGERD (part 2). Often compared to Cindy Sherman, with her photographs, Warren investigates the modern female identity within popular culture fragmented by the Internet viral memes. 

Women III, curated by Jennie Klein, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Art and Design, Ohio University. Women III focuses on work made in conjunction with third wave feminism. It’s interrogated with media images of those with marginalized identities in order to demonstrate how those identities were ideological constructions rather then biologically and racially based. The exhibition features artists from Kennedy Museum of Art collection and two installations by Ohio University alumni, Kim Abeles, and artist group, The Bridge Club.

Los Angeles–based social practice artist, Kim Abeles presents the installation frugalworld. Abeles received her BFA from Ohio University, and her large-scale community projects engage participants with environmental issues. Her work includes the subjects of urban environment, feminism, aging, HIV/AIDS, labor, domestic violence and collective memory. The exhibition frugalworld demonstrates the effects of human waste and consumption on the environment.

The Bridge Club is a collective group consisting of artists Annie Strader, Christine Owen, Emily Bivens and Julie Wills. Their work investigates specific local histories, populations, contexts, stereotypes, expectations and conflicts. The Bridge Club presents photographic documentation of The Trailer, a mobile installation and touring series of live performances centered around and inside a vintage camping trailer. Furnished in a Victorian style, this ornate interior contradicts the trailer’s mobility, reflecting conflicting notions of permanence and impermanence. This project also addresses simultaneous and conflicting desires for adventure and security, experience and memory. 

Kennedy Museum of Art’s second floor galleries have two exhibitionsThe first exhibition showcases Jenny Holzer’s suite of eight posters from the Truisms series from the museum’s permanent collection. Inspired by Western and Eastern texts of culture, literature and philosophy, these works speak to universal truths on themes such as love, violence and power. The museum will host the Clarence H. White: Pictorial Images of Women, curated by Jody Lamb, Ph.D., Associate Dean of college of Fine Arts, Ohio University. On view are contemplative photographs by Clarence Hudson White depicting middle class American women and their children in the early 20th century. Combined with a selection of works by his son Clarence H. White, Jr., this exhibition celebrates two highly talented photographers and educators. 

Admission is free and parking is free and metered.  Please call 740-593-1304 or go to www.ohio.edu/museum for more information.



Contact Information

For Lodging

Local hotels fill quickly for this special weekend, so please book your room early. The Ohio University Inn offers accommodations close to campus. In addition, an extensive list of regional hotels and their contact information is available at the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau site or call 1-800-878-9767 for assistance.

Need Directions to Campus?

Directions to Athens are available online. An online campus map is also available.

In Case of Emergency...

If a family member needs to get a message to a visiting parent and is uncertain how to contact him or her, they should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911 or e-mail police@ohio.edu.

Lost Luggage?

Should a parent lose their luggage, or if any kind of emergency arises, he or she should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911.


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