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OSUM Alum Named In “Who’s Who”

15 Sep , 2020  

Kim Opperman has been included in Marquis Who’s Who. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process

A dedicated community advocate, Ms. Opperman was a para-professional and a tutor for students with multiple disabilities, until she retired in 2018. Her original goal was to finish a teaching degree, but was given a higher calling to serve America in a greater way as CEO of her organization, Socks for Soldiers, Inc. More…

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Tanner Recognized For Mentoring And Leadership

31 Aug , 2020  

Heather Tanner, Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, was recently honored with The Susan Hartmann Mentoring and Leadership Award.

This prestigious award is given annually to a faculty member, staff member or student within The Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences who has demonstrated outstanding mentoring and leadership on behalf of women, or other historically underrepresented groups at the university.

“We are proud to be able to claim Heather as one of our own, and we are grateful for her contributions to inclusive excellence on our campus and beyond, Dean Norman Jones said. “The longstanding need for and importance of such work is now clearer than ever.” More…

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Agreement To Add Exciting New Opportunity For OSU Mansfield Students

29 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

When The Ohio State University Board of Trustees met on Thursday, it moved forward with an extraordinarily large and important project on the Columbus campus.

It also approved a joint use agreement that will introduce a new and exciting new opportunity for students at OSU Mansfield.

The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved moving forward on the largest single facilities project ever undertaken at the institution – a new 1.9 million-square-foot inpatient hospital that will enhance leading-edge research, clinical training and world-class patient care. More…

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The Ohio State University At Mansfield Opens For the Academic Year

20 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s “all systems go” at The Ohio State University at Mansfield for the start of a unique academic year. Classes begin on Tuesday, August 25.

The experience for students and staff this year will be different in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Information on the Safe and Health Return to Campus can be viewed here.

Over the next several days, a full slate of activities marks this new year. The Weeks of Welcome schedule can be accessed below; it includes the traditional convocation, a town hall meeting, virtual ice breakers — even a scavenger hunt (if you have seen strange things around campus, take notice). More…

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All About Richland

OSUM, NCSC Officially Open New Campus Entrance

6 Aug , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

There’s no question that Lexington-Springmill Road is a busy place these days.

The trucks and cars may have created more than one loud roar during Wednesday morning’s ribbon cutting at the new campus entrance sign for the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College, but the enthusiasm and excitement were clearly evident.

Richland Area Chamber and Economic Development President Jodie Perry introduced the Facebook Live event, calling the new entrance and sign a “great new front door.” More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

OSUM Professor Interview To Be Shown On PBS

5 Jul , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse

A PBS documentary now airing online takes a look at women physicians of the 19th century. It contains a contribution by a professor at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Dr. Carolyn Skinner was interviewed for the documentary, which is entitled “Daring Women Doctors: Physicians in the 19th Century.” She is an Associate Professor of English at OSUM, and is currently working on a book examining the speech and writing of these women. More…

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Ohio State Tuition To Rise For Freshmen

6 Jun , 2020  

The Ohio State University plans to increase tuition and fees for incoming Ohio freshmen by 3.9%, which equates to a $434 annual change from last year’s rate, according to a proposal adopted by the university’s Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

This includes students at OSU Mansfield.

The new rate will then be frozen for four years for these students, who are the fourth class to join the university under the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee. The university will also increase financial aid packages for Pell-eligible students by $434 so that these students are unaffected by the change. More…

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The Ohio State University Has A Groundbreaking New President

4 Jun , 2020  

By: The Ohio State University; 1812Blockhouse Staff

Covering a community in the network of regional campuses of The Ohio State University, and with many Richland County residents being graduates of OSU, we regularly cover developments with Ohio’s flagship state university.

Today we have a major one to share.

On Wednesday, The Ohio State University Board of Trustees appointed Kristina M. Johnson, PhD, as the 16th president in university history. Johnson, who has served as chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY) since 2017, brings more than 30 years of experience as an academic, business and policy leader. More…

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All About Richland

Mueller Recognized With Highest OSU Staff Recognition

28 May , 2020  

The Distinguished Staff Awards, the university’s highest staff recognition, annually honor individuals for their exceptional leadership, accomplishments and service to The Ohio State University.
Thirteen recipients have been awarded during Ohio State’s Sesquicentennial, which celebrates all that the people of Ohio State have accomplished and all that is yet to come.

Nominees are assessed on criteria consistent with the university’s values, as well as the individual’s contributions to enhance the quality of work life for faculty, staff, students or patients, provide outstanding and ongoing service to university stakeholders, and/or develop creative solutions to increase department or university operations. More…

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OSU Mansfield Education Students Teaching Math From Home

29 Apr , 2020  

Many parents are finding themselves teaching math to their children at home with schools closed due to COVID-19. That means some are trying to remember those math equations from years past.

The Ohio State University at Mansfield Early and Middle Childhood Education students Iris Walter, Bruce Dewey and Lacey Luikart have teamed up with faculty member Terri Bucci to broadcast math lessons and questions on social media using Facebook Live. The project is part of the Math Literacy Initiative (MLI) led by Bucci. MLI transforms the way K-12 math is taught by using a five-step process that focuses on instructional strategies, content knowledge and classroom culture. More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

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

25 Apr , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

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 Announces Academic Plan For Summer Term

2 Apr , 2020  

A change was announced today for The Ohio State University‘s summer term at all campuses, including The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

All courses will be delivered through virtual modes of teaching and learning for the Summer 2020 term as the university continues to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This and other updates are available on a website with information about the outbreak. The university will also respond to an email account where general questions about the pandemic can be directed: [email protected]. More…

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Great Reasons To Support The OSUM Student Life Support Fund

11 Mar , 2020  

When students get involved in extracurricular activities, they are able to make connections with other students and the community. Through these experiences, they can improve their leadership and job skills, make lifelong friends, learn about the world, and give back to others.

At The Ohio State University at Mansfield, students have the chance to take part in service projects, leadership building activities, and other programs and events outside of the classroom. The OSU Mansfield Student Life Support Fund helps to finance these programs and provide aid to struggling students throughout the year. More…

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OSUM Professor Finds Right Equation For Math Instruction

4 Mar , 2020  

Terri Bucci doesn’t want anyone to think they are not good at math. Instead, the associate professor of teaching and learning at The Ohio State University at Mansfield wants young students to know that it’s a matter of how you are taught to understand math.

Ohio State Mansfield students majoring in education learn this early on in Bucci’s classroom and are provided with a hands-on learning experience that includes leading math camps in local school districts.

“Our students at Ohio State Mansfield are exposed to teaching in a non-traditional setting,” Bucci said. “They also get experience in our surrounding districts. We’ve had several students graduate and then get jobs in those districts where they have done a math camp.” More…

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