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Dads come to campus

Annual event returns Jan. 22-24
Jan 20, 2010
By Janelle Huelsman

This weekend, Ohio University students will participate in a campus tradition that has been celebrated for decades -- Dads Weekend. Dads are invited to campus to bond with their students and to take part in many social activities.

"We're looking forward to welcoming dads to campus," Chad Barnhardt, coordinator of parent outreach and special projects in the Division of Student Affairs, said. "I'm excited that the events cross the spectrum and that they're tailored to fit all kinds of interests -- from fine arts to athletics, dads and their students are set to have a great weekend."

Here is a preview of this weekend's events:

  • The 2010 School of Art Faculty Exhibition will showcase art in a range of mediums including painting, sculpture, installation art, new media, ceramics and more.  The biennial exhibition is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, and from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, and Sunday, Jan. 24, at the Kennedy Museum of Art in Lin Hall at The Ridges. Admission and parking are free.

  • OHIO hockey will take on the Oakland Grizzlies at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, at Bird Ice Arena. Doors will open at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $6 for students and $8 for adults.

  • A Saturday morning brunch will be served before the tip-off of the men's basketball game. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Grover Center Atrium. Presale tickets can be purchased in Baker Center for $6 until Thursday, Jan. 21. Tickets are $8 at the door.

  • The OHIO men's basketball team faces Buffalo University in MAC Conference play at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Convocation Center. Admission is free for students with a university ID and adult tickets are $20.

  • Cheer on the Bobcats as the women's swimming and diving team takes on MAC rival Miami University at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Aquatic Center. Admission is free.

  • The School of Music invites students and dads to participate in its "Dads Who Love to Sing Workshop," with the Singing Men of Ohio and the group's director, Peter Jarjisian. The workshop takes place from 10 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Jan. 23 in Glidden Hall 101. Admission is free.

  • Music-loving dads who don't wish to sing can enjoy a free jazz concert, presented by the Black Student Communication Caucus. The concert takes place from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, in the Front Room on the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

  • Former Notre Dame football player Rudy Ruettiger -- the inspiration for the 1993 film "Rudy" -- will speak from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Baker University Center Ballroom. Refreshments will be provided and admission is free.

For a complete listing of Dads Weekend events, visit www.ohio.edu/parents/familyweekends/03.cfm.


Published: Jan 20, 2010 4:43 PM

Dads Weekend hockey game

Graduate student Drew Mikita (right) and his dad, Phil, pause for a photo while enjoying an OHIO hockey game during Dads Weekend 2007.

Photographer: Denny Culbert

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