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Ohio University-Zanesville offers seven spring courses in Cambridge

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 27, 2006) -- Ohio University-Zanesville is bringing higher education closer to home. Beginning spring quarter, daytime and weekend courses will be offered in Cambridge, allowing students to attend classes two or four days a week with minimal travel.

"This is a change because in the past we might have offered one morning class and then one evening class," explains Bill Barber, Cambridge Course Coordinator for Ohio University-Zanesville. "Students had nothing to do during the day but drive to the Zanesville campus to fill their schedules."

"We listened to the needs expressed by our students," says Barber. The new schedule will allow students to take multiple high-quality college classes during the day. The format is similar to the schedule at Ohio University Athens campus.

Classes offered in Cambridge include Consumer Math, History through Film, Introduction to Women's Studies, Public Speaking and Writing and Rhetoric. Additionally, two single-day workshops will be offered on Saturdays to meet the needs of working adults. The workshops, Conflict Resolution and Customer Service, will be worth one credit hour.

"Students have said they like this option because sometimes they have to drop a class and need to pick up one or two hours to maintain status or grants." Barber says. "If these go over well we'll increase our workshop offerings,"

To find out more about how Ohio University-Zanesville is helping to provide educational direction to residents who are local to the Cambridge area, visit www.zanesville.ohiou.edu or call Bill Barber at (740) 432-4404, extension 1918.

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