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OSUM Partners With Alumni Association To Complete United Way Service Project

23 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from OSU Mansfield

On Friday, September 16, Ohio State Mansfield students showed their true colors: scarlet, gray, and service! Students, faculty, staff, alongside The Ohio State Alumni Association and OSU Alumni Club of Richland County team up with Nanogate to paint over 1,100 square feet at Catholic Charities in Mansfield. This effort was a part of the United Way of Richland County’s Summer of Caring – a community-wide service initiative dedicated to providing local organizations with opportunities to serve local nonprofits through much needed renovation and beautification projects.

Student volunteers, led by by Dr. Michelle Kowalski, PhD, sociology Senior Lecturer and faculty advisor of the campus United Way chapter, were either members of the Student United Way or currently enrolled in Kowalski’s Sociology of Poverty course.

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North Central Receives Approval For Bachelor Of Science In Nursing

18 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

North Central State College has received approval to confer a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) as a completion degree for students who have completed their Associate Degree in Registered Nursing.

Approval for the completion program was granted to allow NC State to continue working closely with area healthcare providers to meet the critical need for nurses, and the advanced training required for career advancement.

Dorey Diab, President of NC State has been eager to share this news and begin serving our community partners at this new level. “NC State has always been a leader in preparing Licensed Practical and Registered Nurses. This will allow our students to progress to the bachelor’s level in a place they feel comfortable, with faculty they know — and who know them.

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ODE Releases Ohio School Report Cards; How Richland Districts Fared

17 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Education

On Thursday, the Ohio Department of Education released the 2022 Ohio School Report Cards. Spreadsheets with performance information for districts, schools, community schools, Career Technical Planning Districts and schools that receive the dropout recovery and prevention report card will be available on the Report Card Resources webpage.

Districts and schools will not receive overall ratings this year. The report cards will include five rated components and various report-only data. The five components will receive ratings from one to five stars. The 2022 Guide to Ohio School Report Cards provides an overview and explanation of these key components.

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Homecoming Week Coming To OSUM

14 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Four days of events later this month mark the 2022 celebration of Homecoming at The Ohio State University at Mansfield

The annual event brings together students, faculty, staff, and alumni to unite in scarlet and gray to commemorate a university, a family, and a home at The Ohio State University.

This year’s Homecoming is taking place between Monday, September 26 and 29. Each day is marked by a specific program for students and staff, including:

Monday, September 26 – Royalty Crowning (online) – 2:30 PM – This special virtual presentation celebrates OSU regional courts and the crowning of each regional campus’ Homecoming Royalty. The virtual link for this ceremony will be announced soon so that family, friends, students, faculty and staff can attend this special event. NOTE – It has now been published, see below.

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Intel Makes $17.7 Million In Grants To OSU, North Central, Others Prior To Groundbreaking

9 Sep , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Special to 1812Blockhouse

Richland County’s two institutions of higher education are among those to benefit from a generous gift from Intel. The announcement came prior to this morning’s groundbreaking at the Intel site in Licking County.

In advance of today’s groundbreaking, Intel announced grants totaling $17.7 million that will fund eight projects at more than 80 Ohio colleges and universities. Included in this announcement was nearly $1.5 million for The Ohio State University and partnering institutions across the state working toward the common goal of a more diverse semiconductor industry.

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OSUM Professor Honored With National Science Award

6 Sep , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio State Mansfield’s very own Dr. Tim Berra was recently awarded with a 2022 Friend of Darwin award. Given by the non-profit National Center for Science Education, this award recognizes the recipient’s efforts to support NCSE and the teaching of evolution across the country.

Dr. Berra is an Academy Professor and Professor Emeritus of Evolution, Ecology, & Organismal Biology. This year marks his 50th year with The Ohio State University at Mansfield. Dr. Berra’s career has been an even split of teaching here in Mansfield and research, mostly in Australia. There he has studied many species of fish. His research proved that Murray cod and trout cod were two different species and determining elements of the life cycle of the Australian Grayling.

“I’m 50 percent scientist and 50 percent teacher. I wouldn’t want to give up one for the other. They go together like hand and glove. Teachers need to keep their fingers in the research pie,” Dr. Berra said in a 1972 News Journal article.

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Anderman Appointed OSU Mansfield Interim Dean And Director; OSU Revamps Gen-Ed

19 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

At its recent full Board meeting, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed Eric M. Anderson as Interim Dean and Director of the OSU Mansfield from July 1, 2022 through May 14, 2023, or until another dean is appointed.

Anderman replaces Norman Jones, who recently became Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education for all of The Ohio State University. Our story on that appointment can be read here:

OSUM’s Jones Named Vice Provost, Dean Of Undergraduate Education At OSU | 1812Blockhouse

Anderman is a professor in the Department of Edcational Studies.

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What’s Up As OSU Starts New Academic Year

15 Aug , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

While primarily oriented toward Main Campus, many of the back-to-school reminders and notices shared with faculty and students this week apply to all student and campuses of Ohio’s flagship state university, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

The start of the 2022-23 academic year is just days away. Whether you are a returning Buckeye or new to our campuses, Ohio State is your community – one dedicated to creating positive impacts in the world through teaching, learning, research and service. 

You will receive a number of communications from the university in the coming days and weeks with more details about these and other items. Below are a few important updates and reminders to help ensure a successful start to the semester, including: 

  • Civil discourse 
  • Community safety 
  • Mental health and well-being  
  • Public health resources (COVID-19 and monkeypox)  
  • Drug and alcohol misuse prevention education  
  • Buckeye business reminders for students 

Please take a moment to review the information below. As a reminder, the first day of classes is Tuesday, August 23. Other important dates are available on the academic calendar

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Local Teen Named As Member Of Conservation Advisory Council

13 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; ODNR

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has announced that 50 students have been selected as members of the Conservation Teen Advisory Council (ConTAC) for this upcoming school year. ConTAC provides high school students from across Ohio with a unique opportunity to collaborate and contribute ideas to enhance ODNR’s youth outreach program efforts. 

One of those students is from a Richland County school.

“It’s inspiring for us to see a new group of intelligent young people that are passionate about nature join our ConTAC program,” ODNR Director Mary Mertz said. “We love their perspectives and look forward to their work this year with our ODNR experts.”

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Over $850,000 In Security Upgrade Funding Coming For Richland County Schools

8 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Governor DeWine Press Release

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that more than 1,000 K-12 schools across Ohio will receive state assistance to pay for security upgrades that enhance the safety of students and staff.

While speaking recently at the Ohio School Safety Summit in Columbus, Governor DeWine announced that 1,183 schools in 81 counties will receive nearly $47 million in grant funding as part of his Ohio K-12 School Safety Grant Program. Grants equal the amount requested by each school up to $50,000. Funds will be used to cover expenses associated with physical security enhancements such as security cameras, public address systems, automatic door locks, visitor badging systems, and exterior lighting.

Several of those schools are located in Richland County; a full list is included below.

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What’s That New Website I See? Hint: It Has A Good Deal Of Scarlet And Gray

1 Aug , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s been happening for some time, but a major step in an apparent redesign of The Ohio State University website took place in the last couple of days.

The new site has some revamped organization, but the major change appears to be an aesthetic one. The new site is a brighter, less packed-in experience that emphasizes white space and large headers.

As Mansfield is so closely connected to goings-on in Columbus, we here at 1812Blockhouse are on the OSU website several times a week. Because of that, we tend to notice such things.

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MOESC Hosting Resident Educator Mentor Training

26 Jul , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center is proud to host the Ohio Resident Educator Mentor Training on August 18 and 25, which will be held virtually. This training provides educators with opportunities to reflect on how their instruction and assessment practices impact student learning. This system of support includes working with a state-certified mentor. 

This is a hybrid training, requiring participants to access both the ODE Learning Management System and the Zoom meetings held by the Mid-Ohio ESC. In order to be certified as a Resident Educator mentor, participants will engage in eight hours of self-guided online work over a two-week period and participate in two 2-hour Zoom meetings. An optional 60-minute virtual orientation meeting will be held on August 11th at 4:00 p.m. Access information will be forwarded to all participants in an email with other course materials and information.

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OSUM Awards 9 Students With Certificates In The BSET Program

15 Jul , 2022  

By Gabe Gesing, 2022 Mansfield Campus Graduate and Student Worker; Special to 1812Blockhouse

As industries and their practices change, so too do the employers’ workforce needs. The highly automated nature of modern manufacturing has led manufacturers worldwide to look for a new type of engineer. They are looking for employees with leadership, technical and problem-solving skills who can apply these to the engineering process. These candidates should have a desire to lead others and learn how things work.

To help meet this need, The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering has created a program that offers a solution for manufacturers and an opportunity for students. Held at regional campuses like Ohio State Mansfield, the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology Program (or BSET) works to create business-oriented leaders to run the factories of tomorrow.

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Interim Dean Announced For Ohio State Mansfield; Search For New Dean Begins

27 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will soon have a new person at the helm.

OSU officials in Columbus have announced an interim replacement for former dean and director Norman Jones, who was recently chosen as Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education for the entire Ohio State system.

The new Interim Dean will be Eric Anderman, current professor in the Department of Educational Studies. He begins on July 1. The search for a permanent dean and director of OSUM will now begin.

According to the university, “Eric is an experienced academic leader who will be an advocate for our students, faculty, and staff. He will continue the work of advancing teaching, learning, research, and service on campus and in the community.”

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OSU Raises Tuition For Incoming Freshmen, Including For OSUM; DeWine Not Pleased

21 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

New freshmen arriving this fall at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, like their counterparts across the OSU system, will be paying more for tuition, room and board.

That’s the bad news.

The good news is that new rate will be locked in for the next four years, making the Class of 2026 the seventh in a row to have that kind of guarantee.

The increase is pegged at 4.6%, which translates into a $549 annual change from last year’s rate. For non-resident students, that increase amounts to $1,703. The rate at regional campuses, including Mansfield, will be $8,944 for in-state tuition and fees, up from $8,562.

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