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Welcome to the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Ohio University Lancaster offers the academic foundation of a university education, the convenience of a small campus setting, the affordability of state-assisted tuition, and relevant education for today's competitive job market. We also provide convenience throughout Fairfield County by offering students the option to attend classes on the Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center. Situated on 113 acres on the northern edge of Lancaster, the campus serves students from throughout central Ohio. A variety of associate's and bachelor's degree programs can be completed on the Lancaster Campus. Ohio University also offers more than 250 majors, which you can begin in Lancaster or Pickerington and finish in Athens, at another regional campus or online.


Judy Carey Nevin

Library Director Judy Carey Nevin was selected by The State Library of Ohio and OhioNET to participate in Library Leadership Ohio 2016. Only 30 Participants were chosen based on their outstanding leadership potential; excellent communication skills; successful library employment experience; initiative, commitment and reasonable risk taking; forward-thinking approach to problem solving, and; a commitment to the profession.

Patrick Drumm

Associate Professor of Psychology Patrick Drumm attended Human Behavior and Evolution Society's 28th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Human Behavior and Evolution Society is a worldwide organization for those studying the evolution of human behavior. Scientific perspectives range from evolutionary psychology to evolutionary anthropology and cultural evolution; and the membership includes researchers from a range of disciplines in the social and biological sciences.


Education faculty Terri Green, Paul Young, PhD and Debra Dunning, PhD recently had an article published in the Principal Navigator, the magazine of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators. The article “Grit To Teach” discussed the need to harden aspiring teachers’ soft skills. Soft skills, also known as life skills, dispositions, or non-cognitive skills, include self-control, persistence, social awareness, relationship development, and passion for long term goals. The article summarized a survey, administered by OAESA, which collected qualitative and quantitative responses to seventeen questions. The questions probed a variety of factors to determine what most influenced principals’ perceptions about attitude, mindset, initiative, perseverance, social-emotional well-being, communication skills, and attendance compared to GPA, test scores, portfolio, and traditional references. When principals were asked to summarize in one word what they most looked for in new teachers the answer was PASSION. Dunning, Green, and Young have created a weekly Lunch and Learn Seminar Series called “So You Think You Can Teach” to harden the soft skill traits of their aspiring educators.

Lisa Skeens

Dr. Lisa Skeens is presenting a paper titled "Understanding Childhood Anxiety Disorders: A Three Step Intervention Approach" at the National Youth at Risk Conference in Savannah, Georgia on March 7th, 2016. The National Youth at Risk Conference hosts childhood educators and practitioners from all over the country to focus on the innovation and implementation of evidence based practices for at-risk youth.


Congratulations to Jeanie McGarvey who has been named student of the month for April. McGarvey is a communication major who was recently awarded a 2016 Student Leadership Award and 1st Place at Toastmasters International-World Championship of Public Speaking. She is on the Dean’s List, Volunteers her time with Compassionate Care International and is a member of Alpha Phi Omega, L.E.A.D., Lambda Pi Eta, and Phi Theta Kappa.


Congratulations to Meshach McCann, who has been named student of the month for April. McCann is a middle childhood education major who serves as a tutor in the OUL math lab. He is on the Dean’s list, member of the campus ministry, volunteers at Buckeye Lake summer camp and as a singer at New Life Christian Church.

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August 26, 2016

The Bobcat Bistro, Ohio University Lancaster’s dining hall and student lounge opened this week with an expanded menu featuring all-new lower pricing and affordable specials available for students, faculty, staff and the community.

August 17, 2016

"Instaurito," a play by Ohio University Lancaster adjunct professor Robert Cooperman has been selected by the New York New Works Festival 2016 in New York City.

August 09, 2016

The Ohio University Lancaster theatre program’s final performance of its run of The Wizard of Oz filled the newly- renovated Wagner Theatre to capacity with a thrilled audience of all ages.

August 05, 2016

The Covered Bridge Music Series is pleased to present Langhorne Slim & The Law along with opening act, Aubrie Sellers starting at 7 p.m., Saturday September 24, 2016 at Ohio University Lancaster.

August 04, 2016

Central Ohio residents interested in continuing their education can still apply in person or online to enroll for fall semester at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington.