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A grand opening celebration for Ohio University’s new Cambridge Center, a collaborative effort between OHIO's Eastern and Zanesville campuses, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Grand opening for Ohio University’s Cambridge Center set

Event scheduled for Aug. 14

Faculty and staff of Ohio University Eastern and Zanesville campuses invite the community to visit the Ohio University Cambridge Center at 7077 Glenn Highway in Cambridge, between the Pritchard Laughlin Center and the Ohio State Highway Patrol. While the University has offered classes in Cambridge for more than 40 years, the new center is a collaborative effort between the two campuses to better meet the needs of the Cambridge community

The event will feature tours of the facility, a ribbon-cutting, lightning learning sessions and historical characters in costume. The day’s events will start with tours of the facility in an interactive format with local historical figures mingling and talking with guests. Victorian Charles Dickens-era costumed characters will be on hand to share how local volunteers have created the 186 unique characters that are displayed in downtown Cambridge during the holiday season.

In addition, Center Director Jay Morris has arranged for executives from the National Museum of Cambridge Glass to be on hand to share what happened at the glass house during the Great Depression and how the factory shaped the community of Cambridge and Guernsey County. Guests will have the opportunity to meet re-enactor Mr. Arthur Bennett, operator of Cambridge Glass in the early 1900's. Also on hand will be re-enactors of Bennett’s secretary and an etching lady as they share stories and show examples of the beautiful glassware made in Cambridge from 1902 to 1958.

To highlight the integrated learning available at the new Ohio University Cambridge Center, Morris has arranged for lightning lectures, a series of five-minute mini sessions in a variety of topics featuring Ohio University faculty. The topics include “Accidental Democracy,” “Dynamics of Child Abuse and Neglect” and “Analyzing Power in a Small Committee.” The three sessions will rotate from 11:30 to 11:50 a.m. and then will resume following the ribbon-cutting, scheduled at noon.

The community is invited to attend the grand opening celebration on Thursday, Aug. 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Morris at 740-432-4404, via email at morrisj@ohio.edu or visit www.ohio.edu/cambridge.