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

10 May , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio State University Executive Vice President and Provost Melissa L. Gilliam announced today that Norman Jones, dean and director of Ohio State Mansfield, will now serve as vice provost and dean for undergraduate education.

In the new role, Jones will lead the vision for challenging and transformative academic experiences for Ohio State undergraduate students on all Ohio State campuses, and be responsible for guiding the development of undergraduate educational experiences and outcomes.

Jones’ appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees and would begin on July 1.

A professor in the Department of English, Jones has served as dean and director of Ohio State Mansfield since 2017. As dean, he is responsible for leading the promotion, direction and support of teaching, learning and research for the 640-acre campus.

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Greek Tragedy To Be Staged At Ohio State Mansfield This Weekend

28 Mar , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

In an act of pure defiance to honor a dead brother, one woman stands against the state. Antigone is a timeless play about recognizing the dignity owed to every person – whether we agree with them or not

The gripping tale comes to The Ohio State University at Mansfield this coming weekend.  First written in or before 441 BC by Sophocles, the play zeroes in on the dangers of absolute rule. The work has inspired additional plays, paintings, operas, poems, and other works of art.

This is an abridgement and adaptation of the original based on a translation by R.C. Jebb. The work continues the OSUM Theatre Program’s goal of making rights-free, accessible versions of classical texts available to students and teachers everywhere.

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Faculty Research Frenzy Taking Place At Ohio State Mansfield

17 Mar , 2022  

By Gabriel Gesing

Once a year, The Ohio State University at Mansfield hosts a meeting of the minds for its faculty and the campus community. The Faculty Research Frenzy is when professors gather to share their research. Time limitations mean that only a small number of researchers can participate. They take turns presenting their research but only have 5 minutes each and then quickly pivot into the next presenter, hence the name “frenzy.”

For the presenters, this is an opportunity to share their findings with colleagues. Gabe Karns, clinical assistant professor of environment and natural resources and EcoLab program coordinator, describes sharing research as a break from the day to day. Professor of psychology, Delwin Lindsey talks about how the frenzy presents the tenets of the university.

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State Controlling Board Approves Release of Funds for Three Richland County Projects

9 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse; From Office of Rep. Marilyn John and Ohio State Controlling Board

The state controlling board has approved the release of $152,943.00 for three separate projects in Richland County

First, The Ohio State University requested and received $32,887.00 for a boiler replacement at the Recreation Center Life Safety project, which will allow the programmatic goals of the project to be further enhanced by accepting all alternates in the Boiler Replacements project.

This project will replace the existing boiler in the Campus Recreation Center that is original to the building, and two existing boilers in the Eisenhower Memorial Center that were installed in 1991.

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Power Versus Power At OSUM

26 Feb , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Pearl Conard Gallery and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Ohio State Mansfield are proud to present Power versus Power, an exhibition by Baltimore-based artist Kumasi J. Barnett.

Influenced by the aesthetics and narratives of comic books, his work subverts and imbues the timeless genre with a present day social consciousness. Power versus Power will showcase comic books that Barnett has directly painted over, changing their narratives into critiques of social and political issues including police brutality, systemic racism, fake news, and our political system.

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Severe Weather Takes Aim At Ohio State Campuses

2 Feb , 2022  

By Robert Armstrong, Director, Emergency Management, The Ohio State University

A powerful winter storm is forecasted to impact Ohio and the campuses of The Ohio State University over the next 48 hours. In addition to a mix of rain, sleet and ice, some of the regional campuses could see between 9 and 10 inches of snow.

According to the National Weather Service, all campuses will experience heavy rain today with up to 1 inch of rain possible for the region. A winter storm warning is in effect this afternoon through Friday morning. On Thursday, wind gusts across the state could reach 35 miles per hour, resulting in low visibility at times and cold wind chill temperatures.Snow and ice forecast. National Weather Service.

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Two Spring Plays At OSUM

17 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Fans of straight theatrical productions will have at least two opportunities this spring to catch a play at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Both productions will have auditions in the coming days (details below). They include:

February 25-28 – The Healing Project by Tiger Bradley

Mansfield playwright Tiger Bradley workshops his material in partnership with our campus theatre program. Bradley, a first administrator of New Community Temple and youth pastor for 20 years, has written several plays, including The Hurt and The Healed, to help people discover the root cause of their problems.

Performances a performance of will take place on Friday, February 25; Saturday, February 26; and Monday, February 28 at 7:30 PM and Sunday, February 27 at 2:30 PM. Auditions take place this Tuesday and Wednesday at Founders Auditorium.

March 31 to April 3 — Antigone by Sophocles

Meanwhile, in an act of defiance to honor her dead brother, one woman stands against the state. Antigone is a timeless play about recognizing the dignity owed to every person – whether we agree with them or not. This crisp abridgement and adaptation of the original Greek tragedy, based on a translation by R. C. Jebb, continues our theatre program’s recent effort to make rights-free, accessible versions of classical texts available to students and teachers everywhere.

Performances will take place on Thursday March 31; Friday, April 1; and Saturday, April all at 7:30 PM; and also Sunday, May 1 7:30 PM.

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OSU Shares First Safety Update Of New Semester

14 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio State University President Kristina M. Johnson has shared her first safety update of the new semester, in which she urges students to look at all available resources, on and off campus and for the main and regional campuses, including OSU Mansfield. She also encouraged students to obtain COVID-19 vaccine booster shots.

“We’ve communicated quite a bit in the recent weeks about our efforts to remain vigilant in protecting ourselves and others from COVID-19. With the Omicron variant surging in Ohio, we are encouraging all eligible students, faculty and staff to get their booster and sign up immediately,” Johnson said in a new video (see below).

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OSU Encourages Community to Get COVID-19 Booster

26 Dec , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Ohio State’s 92% vaccination rate against COVID-19 helped protect the university community during fall semester while resuming in-person traditions.

In advance of spring semester, the university is calling for another community-wide effort amid a nationwide surge of COVID-19 cases and emerging evidence about the new omicron variant, which is much more transmissible than previous strains of the virus.

Ohio State urges all students, faculty and staff to take action to ensure they have the strongest protection possible through vaccination. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated should do so, and all students, faculty and staff should receive a booster shot as soon as they are eligible.

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History & Tourism, Schools

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About: The Ohio State University At Mansfield

1 Dec , 2021  

By: 1812Blockhouse

December 2021: Updated with additional information.

It’s the latest in our “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About” series — today looking at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

  • First institution of higher education in Mansfield: Female Institute, opened in 1840s near the current site of the Renaissance Theatre on Park Avenue West More…

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Ohio State Mansfield students awarded Choose Ohio First Scholarships

28 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Two students in the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology program at The Ohio State University at Mansfield have been awarded Choose Ohio First Scholarships to help offset the costs of earning their degrees in the high-demand field of engineering.

The scholarship has been awarded for autumn semester 2021 and will provide each awardee with more than $3,777 for this academic year to use toward completing the bachelor’s degree program.

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OSUM Professor Wins Ohio State Energy Partners Grant

21 Oct , 2021  

By Chris Bournea, Ohio State News

New philanthropic contributions from Ohio State Energy Partners (OSEP), The Ohio State University’s comprehensive energy management partnership, will support students in exploring careers in sustainable energy and training in cutting-edge digital manufacturing, among other initiatives.

OSEP contributes $810,000 each year to the university or affiliated philanthropic causes as part of its commitment to academic engagement.

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Meet The Ohio State Mansfield Homecoming Court

9 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is pleased to announce the 2021 Homecoming Court. These students were chosen by a panel of faculty and staff for characteristics such as campus and community involvement, volunteer work, academic performance and Buckeye spirit.

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OSU Enrollment Declines Slightly, Including Regional Campuses; Minority Numbers Improve

4 Oct , 2021  

By Chris Booker, Ohio State News, with additional material from 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University has reported record enrollment numbers on the Columbus campus and record minority student enrollment at all campuses.

The new numbers are part of the Autumn Semester Enrollment Report. The report includes key data about Ohio State’s undergraduate, graduate and professional students on the Columbus and regional campuses.

“A talented and diverse community is central to our goal of being a great 21st-century land-grant university. I’m delighted to see record high minority student enrollment across all campuses,” said Ohio State President Kristina M. Johnson. “It speaks to the value of an Ohio State education that so many students choose to join this university, believe in our mission and aspire to become Buckeyes. They will share a life-long affiliation with hundreds of thousands of other committed, caring and inquisitive individuals making a difference each and every day in a wide range of disciplines.”

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