Jason Whicker (left) of On The Fly Productions shows actor Greg Hofmeister how to fly during a tech rehearsal of Ohio Valley Summer Theater’s production of Mary Poppins in Kantner Hall.

Photographer: Ben Siegel, BSVC ‘02


Illustration by: Illustration by Midori Sakurai

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Summer 2015 Ohio Today Online soars

Without flight, Mary Poppins flops. Ohio Valley Summer Theater recently revived the beloved family musical—with help from OHIO to create the vital special effect.

Flight leads to one surprise after another for astronauts. The stellar group who descended on the International Space University 28th annual Space Studies Program, hosted on the Athens Campus earlier this summer, discussed their astonishing experiences.

Out of necessity, alumna and Athens native Molly Yanity relaunched her career from sportswriter to academic.

All that and more glides into in boxes soon: The summer 2015 edition of Ohio Today Online theme of “Taking flight.”

Other topics covered in stories, photos, audio, and video:

  • Freshman and first-year student orientation: the next generation of Bobcats taking educational flight
  • OHIO’s participation last spring in the world’s largest international paper airplane contest
  • How OHIO assisted in launching the acting career of alumna Brandy Burre

Plus other news and features!

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