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Dads Weekend

November 6—November 8, 2015 

All dads are invited to visit their students for a very special weekend just for you.  

The Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau maintains a list of local availabilities through their "Where To Stay" website located here. The Hocking Hills also offers a lodging directory, too.  Their "Where To Stay" website is located here.

Ohio University is committed to ensuring its programs, services, and activities are accessible to students, faculty, staff and the general public with disabilities, who visit or attend a campus-sponsored event. If you have an accommodation need, question or concern related to participating in any of our Dads Weekend activities please contact Jade Hunt at jh335010@ohio.edu by November 5 at 8AM.

On-Campus Accommodations - Standard Double Room

Friday AND Saturday evenings, Housing and Residence Life 

For your convenience on campus housing will be available in Fenzel House located at 122 South Green Drive (building #122 located in grid J6 on the campus map:  https://www.ohio.edu/athens/campus.pdf) for guests of Dads Weekend.  All rooms are purchased for a two night minimum and maximum capacities must be observed. 

Check in will take place from 9:00am-4:00pm on Friday, November 6, 2015 in the Living Learning Center main entrance.  Parents/guests and or students are welcome to stop by to pick up keys and check-in information with proper ID.  Check-in at Fenzel House will be available from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the main ground entrance and staff will be on-call as needed after 8:00pm.  Guests may call 740-590-6171 for assistance.

o   Fenzel House, Availability

Standard Double Rooms - $246.34 per room including all tax for two nights.  Maximum occupancy of 2 people.  Includes two twin beds (bunked), microwave/refrigerator unit and a shared bath with other guests.

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On-Campus Accommodations - Standard Single Room

Friday AND Saturday evening, Housing and Residence Life 

For your convenience on campus housing will be available in Fenzel House located at 122 South Green Drive (building #122 located in grid J6 on the campus map:  https://www.ohio.edu/athens/campus.pdf) for guests of Dads Weekend.  All rooms are purchased for a two night minimum and maximum capacities must be observed.  

Check in will take place from 9:00am-4:00pm on Friday, November 6, 2015 in the Living Learning Center main entrance.  Parents/guests and or students are welcome to stop by to pick up keys and check-in information with proper ID.  Check-in at Fenzel House will be available from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the main ground entrance and staff will be on-call as needed after 8:00pm.  Guests may call 740-590-6171 for assistance.

o   Fenzel House, Availability

Standard Single Room - $151.42 for one single room including all tax for two nights.  Maximum occupancy of 1 person/room.  Includes one twin bed, microwave/refrigerator unit, and shared bath with other guests. 

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Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Ohio University Army ROTC and the Red Cross

Friday, November 6 - 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Baker University Center, Multi-Purpose room (240/242) 

Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Ohio University Army ROTC and the Red Cross.

For more information contact: SFC Nicholas Brinckman via email at brinchma@ohio.edu.    



Anointed Ministries Fall Concert

Friday, November 6 at 6PM, Baker University Center, Ballroom 

A gospel concert featuring singing, dancing, and spoken-word.    

For more information contact Jeffrey Billingslea via email at jb450213@ohio.edu.



Lost Flamingo Company will be presenting "The Nerd"

Friday, November 6 at 6PM, Baker University Center, Theater 

A stage performance of The Nerd.

For more information contact Sarah Pinter via email at sp885012@ohio.edu.    



OHIO Hockey vs. Drexel University

Friday, November 6 at 7:30PM (doors open at 6:45PM), Bird Arena 

OHIO Men’s Hockey vs. Drexel University    

For more information contact Ian Flinders via email at if131213@ohio.edu.

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Open Stage

Friday, November 6 at 8PM, Baker University Center, The Front Room Coffee House 

Anyone that would like to showcase their talents, whether it be singing, stand up comedy, playing an instrument, or reading poetry, is welcome to display them on the open stage.



Night Hike, Stargazing, & Campfire

Friday, November 6 at 8PM, The Ridges 

An evening of hiking, campfires, stargazing, s’mores, and fun at the Ridges. Ticket price includes transportation, s’more ingredients, and guide staff. Transportation pick-up and drop-off will be located at Ping Recreation Center.

Break down of the cost of tickets: $10 per person (students will also need a ticket).

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Athens Black Contemporary Dance Fall Concert: A Rhythm in the Air

Saturday, November 6 at 7:30PM, Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater, Putnam Hall 

Athens Black Contemporary Dancers presents their fall concert: A Rhythm in the Air on  Friday November 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm in Putnam Hall. Doors will open at 6:30.Tickets can be purchased at Memorial Auditorium and at the door, They are $5 for OU Students with Valid ID and General Admission tickets are $7. We hope everyone comes out as we express our love for dance.



OUABJ Presents: 3rd Annual Poetry Slam

Friday, November 6 at 8PM, Baker University Center, Bobcat Student Lounge 

The event is open to everyone and it is a display of talented poets, rappers, and spoken word performers made up of Ohio University students.

This event has a $3 entrance fee at the door.



Dads Weekend Bobcat Sports Pack

Saturday, November 7 beginning at 11:30AM, Convocation Center 

Three tickets for the price of one!!!!

Women's Basketball vs. Wilmington at 11:30am

Men's Basketball vs. Indiana Tech at 2:00pm

Volleyball vs. Central Michigan at 7:00pm

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Alden Open 2015

Saturday, November 7 at 10AM - 4PM, Alden Open 

18 holes of mini golf in your favorite place to study!!  Three floors of Alden Library provide the setting for our indoor mini golf course.

$5.00 per person for nine holes, $10 per person for 18 holes.

For more information contact Barbara Fiocchi via email at fiocchib@ohio.edu.

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OHIO Hockey vs. Drexel University

Saturday, November 7 at : 7:30PM (Doors open at 6:45PM), Bird Arena 

OHIO Men’s Hockey vs. Drexel University

TIcket are $6 student and $8 adult.

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Comedians from the Daily Show Live, featuring Jordan Klepper and John Hodgman

Saturday, November 7 at 8PM, Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium 

SPECIAL DADS WEEKEND EVENT

Jordan Klepper joined The Daily Show as a correspondent after three years as a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City - tackling topics such as College Football Unions, Obamacare, Crimean invasions, and being naked with personal information written across his chest...all for the sake of comedy/news.  He has starred in several long-running shows at UCB and in sketches for the UCB Comedy Channel. He co-created and co-starred in the UCB Comedy-produced pilot presentation "Engaged," which was featured at the New York Television Festival. Originally from Kalamazoo, Michigan, Klepper studied improv at Improv Olympic and Second City in Chicago. During his time at iO, he co-created and co-starred in the long running hit sketch show "Steve and Jordan, Respectively." He has also worked as a writer and contributor to the Big Ten Network show "Friday Night Tailgate." Together with his collaborator and wife, Laura Grey, "Klepper & Grey" created the short film "TMI" (2012), which was a featured short at Slamdance. Their latest short film, "Peepers," premieres this month at SXSW.

John Hodgman:
As a contributor since 2006, John Hodgman has served as The Daily Show's Resident Expert. He is currently The Daily Show's Resident Deranged Millionaire. Since then, he has unexpectedly become a comedian and famous minor television personality, appearing as the “PC” in a series of television ads for Apple brand computers, and guest roles as “the person wearing glasses” in a variety of films and TV shows, including “Coraline,” “Community,” “Battlestar Galactica” (a show he once wrote about as a journalist). Additionally, he appeared as Jason Schwartzman’s nemesis, Louis Greene on all three seasons of HBO’s “Bored to Death.”  John Hodgman is a widely published author.  Hodgman has also worked as a cheesemonger, traffic counter, advice columnist, journalist and personal computer.

NOTE: This performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.

$20 –reserved seating (students will also need a ticket).

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Dad’s Weekend Blue Pencil Comedy Show

Saturday, November 7 at 8PM, Baker University Center, Bobcat Student Lounge 

A stand-up comedy open-mic night geared towards students and their dads, presented by Blue Pencil Comedy.    



Night Hike, Stargazing, & Campfire

Saturday, November 7 at 8PM, The Ridges 

An evening of hiking, campfires, stargazing, s’mores, and fun at the Ridges. Ticket price includes transportation, s’more ingredients, and guide staff. Transportation pick-up and drop-off will be located at Ping Recreation Center.

10 per person (students will also need a ticket).

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Zipline Adventure

Saturday, November 7 - 10AM-4PM (Hourly Sessions), The Ridges 

Head to the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zipline! We'll provide the equipment and instruction, you provide the excitement as you climb the 40 foot tower to the take-off platform and fly down a 300-foot zipline! Tickets include all equipment, instruction, and shuttle to zipline facility. Transportation pick-up and drop-off will be located at Ping Recreation Center. Please meet in front of Ping 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

$25 per person (students will also need a ticket).

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Day Hike: Old Man’s Cave

Saturday, November 7 - 10AM-3PM, Hocking Hills 

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Old Man’s Cave region of Hocking Hills State Park. This area is scattered with a variety of geologic features including waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and rock formations. A great way to spend the day with your family and friends! Tickets includes transportation, lite lunch, and guide staff. Transportation pick-up and drop-off will be located at Ping Recreation Center.

$20 per person (students will also need a ticket).

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Chili Cook-Off and Fly-In

Saturday, November 7 at 11AM, Gordon K. Bush Airport - 747 Columbia Rd., Albany, OH 

The proceeds from this event will benefit the Ohio University Chapter of Women in Aviation. We will have 3 categories (Spicy, Traditional, Non-Traditional). Winners will take home trophies and of course have bragging rights for next Chili Cook-Off. Please feel free to bring your Dad since we host this event on Dad's Weekend each year!

$5 to taste $10 to enter a chili.

Visit our Facebook page for more information!



Dads Weekend 3v3 Basketball

Saturday, November 7 at 10AM, Ping Recreation Center Area C 

Play in a 3v3 Basketball tournament with your Dad and your roommates hosted by Intramural Sports and Campus Recreation

The registration fee is $20 per team.

Register Here



Pops and Pucks

Saturday, November 7 at 4PM, Walter Hall Rotunda 

This Dad's Weekend, treat your dad to dinner and a hockey game at Pops and Pucks! Stop by any time between 4-6 before the OU Hockey team takes on Drexel at 7:30. A burger bar, tailgate food, and entertainment will have you and your dad ready for the game. Tickets are $10 for dinner only and hockey tickets will be sold at a discounted rate of $6 each at the door! Hope to see you there!

Tickets are $10 per person.

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The Summit: 1st & Goal w/ Maurice Clarett

Saturday, November 7 at 6PM, Baker University Center, Ballroom 

Maurice Clarett will be sharing his story of success, failure and redemption. He was once compared to  Lebron James as one of the best athletes to come out of Ohio and considered the best running back to ever come out of Ohio. Everyone is familiar with Maurice Clarett and his story and this will be sure to draw a large crowd during Dads Weekend.

No tickets are needed for this event.

For more information contact Rashaun Brown via email at rb499411@ohio.edu.



From the Archives to the Classroom: Researching, Teaching, and Studying History at Ohio University

Saturday, November 7 at 10 AM, 3rd Floor Atrium, Baker Center 

How does faculty research in the humanities benefit students at Ohio University? What are the many ways faculty bring their research into their classrooms?


The History Department invites you to a short presentation by Prof. Steven Miner, who will speak about his upcoming book, The Furies: The Soviet People at War, 1941-1945 and the role his research has played in his teaching of his popular course The Soviet Union in World War II. Refreshments will be provided.



Physics and Astronomy Open House

Saturday, November 7 at 10AM-4:30PM, Clippinger Labratories 

Come join us for a day of Physics Phun at our Department of Physics and Astronomy Biennial Open House! The open house is free and open to anyone.  Activities and talks will be geared towards a wide range of ages from elementary grades up through the ever-young and curious at heart. (That's a graceful way of saying K-99, Grades Kindergarten to Grade 99, in education speak).

Activities and shows are listed here: http://www.phy.ohiou.edu/openhouse/ Please keep in mind that this is a dynamic event that relies on a lot of equipment and people. We may need to move some events around at the last minute. Some talk titles may change slightly as well over the next few weeks.

If you are curious about Open House events or have questions, feel free to check out the Department's YouTube Channel (OhioUPhysics) or contact Dr. Mark Lucas at lucasm@ohio.edu



Student Alumni Board Dads Weekend Chili Cook-Off

Saturday, November 7th, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Konneker Alumni Center Lawn (Across from Ellis Hall) 

Student Alumni Board will be hosting a Dad’s Weekend Chili Cook-Off the Saturday of Dad’s Weekend! For $5, you’ll be able to sample and vote on chili recipes made by Student Alumni Board dads and see who will be named the top chili chef! All proceeds will go to Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio to help our BobcaThon dancers reach their fundraising goals. Warm up, bond, and support a great cause with your dads this Saturday afternoon! Contact Amanda Moline, Vice President of Philanthropy (am822312@ohio.edu) with any questions or concerns.

Price: $5.00 per person – pay at the door



Zipline Adventure

Sunday, November 8 - 10AM-4PM (Hourly Sessions), The Ridges 

Head to the Ridges to catch some air on the Outdoor Pursuits zipline! We'll provide the equipment and instruction, you provide the excitement as you climb the 40 foot tower to the take-off platform and fly down a 300-foot zipline! Tickets include all equipment, instruction, and shuttle to zipline facility. Transportation pick-up and drop-off will be located at Ping Recreation Center. Please meet in front of Ping 15 minutes before your scheduled time.

$25 per person (students will also need a ticket).

Purchase Tickets



Day Hike: Old Man’s Cave

Sunday, November 8 - 10AM - 3PM, Hocking Hills 

Join Outdoor Pursuits on a day hike through the Old Man’s Cave region of Hocking Hills State Park. This area is scattered with a variety of geologic features including waterfalls, sandstone cliffs, and rock formations. A great way to spend the day with your family and friends! Tickets includes transportation, lite lunch, and guide staff. Transportation pick-up and drop-off will be located at Ping Recreation Center.

$20 per person (students will also need a ticket).

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Dad’s Weekend Flying Pancake Brunch

Sunday, November 8 at 10:30AM, Walter Hall Rotunda 

Join BobcaThon, Ohio University’s Dance Marathon on Sunday November 8, 2015 at our breakfast extraordinaire. End Dad’s Weekend with your student at a delicious all you can eat pancake breakfast served by a world record holding pancake flipping team. The pancakes will start flying off the grill at 10:30 AM in the Walter Hall Rotunda. Along with all of the excitement of tasty food, there will be chances to win great prizes!

Break down of the cost of tickets: Admission will be $10 a person, or $18 a pair (students will also need a ticket.) All proceeds will benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Central Ohio.

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Annual Thanksmas Dinner

Sunday, November 8 at 3PM, Baker University Center, Ballroom 

Annual Thanksmas Dinner sponsored by Athletics In Action.




Throughout the Weekend 

Insights: The Faculty Collection of the School of Art and Design

Throughout the weekend, Kennedy Museum of Art, Lin Hall, The Ridges 

The School of Art + Design Faculty Collection exhibition highlights works of art acquired to date for the newly established collection of work by current and past professors at Ohio University. Artists with pieces in the exhibition include Julie Dummermuth, Erik Forrest, Abner Jonas, Ron Kroutel, Mary Manusos, Robert Peppers, Gary Pettigrew, and Donald Roberts.

Monday - Friday: 10:00AM-5:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00-5:00PM



Contact Information

For Lodging

Local hotels fill quickly for this special weekend, so please book your room early. The Ohio University Inn offers accommodations close to campus. In addition, an extensive list of regional hotels and their contact information is available at the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau site or call 1-800-878-9767 for assistance.

Need Directions to Campus?

Directions to Athens are available online. An online campus map is also available.

In Case of Emergency...

If a family member needs to get a message to a visiting parent and is uncertain how to contact him or her, they should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911 or e-mail police@ohio.edu.

Lost Luggage?

Should a parent lose their luggage, or if any kind of emergency arises, he or she should contact the Ohio University Police Department at 740-593-1911.


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