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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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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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Ohio State Programs Improve In New Collegiate Rankings

14 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University saw improvement overall and across several university programs in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges rankings for 2022.

Overall, the university moved up four spots and is ranked 49th among national universities and 17th among public universities. Individual programs also saw year-over-year improvement, including undergraduate computer science programs that increased four spots to rank 37th nationally and 18th among public universities. Undergraduate nursing program rankings were new to U.S. News & World Report this year, and Ohio State ranked 10th in the nation and 6th among public universities. Undergraduate business programs and best schools for veterans rankings improved nationally, by two and four spots, respectively.

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Ohio State Mansfield Theatre Returning To In-Person Shows This Season

1 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield welcomes audiences back to campus for its 2021-2022 theatre performances. The performances, which will be held in Founders Auditorium on the Mansfield campus, include a comedy, drama and a new play, along with two staged readings.

The season kicks off with the first staged reading, The Guys, a reflection on the attacks that took place on September 11, 2001. Written by Anne Nelson, this free performance will take place at 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 11.

This special reading is based on a true story and will take audience members back to the first few weeks that followed the September 11 attacks. It tells the story of a reporter who receives an unexpected phone call from a fire captain who lost most of his men in the attack and is looking for a writer to help him with the eulogies. The reading is produced by arrangements with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Donations will be accepted for local first responders.

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OSU Mansfield To Begin Offering RN To BSN Program

31 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will offer the RN to BSN program beginning Autumn 2021. Offered through The Ohio State University’s top-ranked College of Nursing, this program provides an opportunity for licensed RNs with an associate degree or diploma from an accredited institution to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

“We are thrilled to offer this program to support the needs of the local workforce,” said Norman Jones, dean and director of Ohio State Mansfield. “We love knowing that we are advancing career opportunities for nurses and supporting the workforce development needs of healthcare providers in the region.”

The BSN allows for nurses to practice at hospitals, clinics, businesses, at-home care, schools, government and physician’s offices.

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OSU Mansfield Students, Staff Can Enter The Buckeye Vax Sweepstakes

19 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

To further encourage the Ohio State community to be vaccinated against COVID-19, the university will be distributing $50,000 in prizes to students, faculty and staff who have received their shots.

All OSU campuses are eligible.

Throughout August, the university will conduct weekly drawings for prizes that include gift cards, football season tickets and annual parking permits. More than 65% of returning students, faculty and staff have completed their vaccinations, and the number continues to rise as more individuals share their information. More…

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Ohio State Updates Return to Campus Guidance And Protocols

11 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

This week, The Ohio State University’s Interim Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and Human Resources and Senior Adviser to the President Paul Patton delivered the following message to the campus community.

Dear Colleagues,

Ohio State’s faculty and staff — including our graduate student employees — are at the core of our ability to deliver on Ohio State’s mission, and you will play a central role in the success of our reactivated campuses. More…

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OSU Proposes Tuition Guarantee Rates For First Year Students

20 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Since 2018, in-state first-year students have benefited from the Ohio State Tuition Guarantee, which locks in tuition, housing and dining costs for each entering cohort for four years. For autumn 2021, the university plans to increase tuition and fees for incoming Ohio freshmen by 3.8%, which equates to a $418 annual change from last year’s rate, according to a proposal being presented to the university’s Board of Trustees on Thursday.

The new rate will then be frozen for four years for these students, who will become the sixth straight class of Ohio students to graduate with no tuition and fee increases. The guarantee provides students and their families with predictability about college costs by locking in-state tuition, mandatory fees, housing and dining for each incoming class of undergraduate students from Ohio. More…

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Learn About The GrowFourth Urban Farm: Video

8 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield has released a video showcasing the GrowFouth Urban Farm project.

Located about a mile from downtown, the effort has gone from community gardening to a full urban farm. Grant funding has been received from OSU.

The garden grows in high tunnels as well as in outdoor raised beds.  More…

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