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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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All About Richland

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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OSU Mansfield 2020-2021 Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony: Video

24 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Dawn Kitchen, Professor of Anthropology and Associate Dean of The Ohio State University at Mansfield, was the host and set the tone for the campus’ video version of its recent Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony.

“Because it’s such a challenging, stressful, and even lonely time, we thought it was more important than ever to celebrate achievements,” Kitchen shared. “So many of our young Buckeye scholars have done a fantastic job this year.”

The awards included: More…

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Reflections of a First-Year Buckeye

29 Mar , 2021  

President Kristina M. Johnson sent the following email to The Ohio State University community last Thursday.

In it, she mentions a recent visit to the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We were excited to welcome U.S. President Joe Biden to our campus this week – and share with him just some of what makes Ohio State such an incredible place for teaching and learning, research and scholarship, community outreach and patient care. More…

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Schools

Let’s Laugh A Little

9 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Theatre Department of The Ohio State University at Mansfield is offering just what the doctor ordered for its Spring 2021 production.

It’s going to make you chuckle.

As the notices shared, “After the year we’ve had, we all need a laugh.”

The antidote to the pandemic blues will be short ten minute comedies written directly for a remote audience and featuring both students and community members. More…

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OSU Plans For Reactivated Campuses in 2021-2022

7 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University announced this week that planning is underway for a reactivation of its campuses this fall to offer safe and robust in-person experiences significantly expanded from current restrictions.

Continuing to follow all appropriate measures to protect the health and well-being of the community, and with the partnership and approval of local, state and federal health authorities, the university’s plans will include increasing:

  • In-person teaching, learning and student activities
  • Students in the residence halls
  • Staff working on campus
  • In-person campus services and events
  • Fans in attendance at Ohio State football games and other athletic competitions

More…

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OSUM Students Share Impact Of Scholarships On Their College Experience

23 Feb , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield awards scholarships each year to new and returning students. Applications for scholarships are open until March 1, 2021. Students who are interested in applying for a scholarship should review the qualification information here.

Students finance their college education in a number of ways including a part-time job, financial aid or loans. Scholarships also play a key role in helping many students lower the cost of their total investment in earning a degree.

Linda Cho, a freshman biology student at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, has received scholarships from The Ohio State University Alumni Club of Richland County and the Ohio State Mansfield Scholarship Endowment Fund. More…

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All About Richland

Black History Month Continues At OSUM

8 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The lineup of events celebrating Black History Month continues at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

They began this past Thursday with a Black History themed Trivia Night, then continued with a series of programs on Saturday with a dance performance, discussions, and more in collaboration with the Mansfield/Richland Public Library.

February’s celebration continues with the following: More…

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OSU Mansfield Announces Spring 2021 Theatre Plans

26 Jan , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

On Monday, The Ohio State University at Mansfield announced its Spring 2021 Theatre plans. Comic Shorts, will provide audiences an opportunity to smile and laugh. These entertaining and fun online performances will feature comedy shorts and will be presented free to the public at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 25 and Friday, March 26.

Auditions for Comic Shorts will take place on January 25 and 26 from 6 to 8 PM. There are multiple parts available and members of the community are welcome to audition. All rehearsals will take place virtually.

More information on auditions and how audiences can view performances are available at https://mansfield.osu.edu/theatre.

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OSUM Dean Joining Other Leaders In Discussing How To Reconnect America

19 Jan , 2021  

The Ohio State University’s “Education for Citizenship Discussion Series,” organized by deans, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and other university leaders, kicked off last week, and hundreds joined in a virtual discussion about fostering deliberative democracy in this era of political polarization.

The Divided Community Project has planned the next event, “Becoming Weavers in a Divided Nation,” which is scheduled for 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 21. Speakers include: More…

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History & Tourism, Schools

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

6 Jan , 2021  

By: 1812Blockhouse

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, NCSC Included In Ohio Capital Bill

17 Dec , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

If the State of Ohio’s $2.1 billion capital improvements bill for FY 2021-22 is passed, which began hearings this week after being introduced as an amendment during a Senate Bill 310 conference committee meeting, it will bring much-needed funding for physical improvements to The Ohio State University at Mansfield and North Central State College.

Usually passed in the spring, this year’s budget bill was delayed until the fall. The largest ticket item in this year’s bill is $16 million for a new soccer stadium for FC Cincinnati.

The outlay for projects at the campuses on Lexington-Springmill Road totals over $3.4 million.

Projects slated for funding at OSUM include the following: More…

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New Organic Chemistry Lab Will Expand Ohio State Mansfield’s Academic and Major Offerings

18 Oct , 2020  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University at Mansfield will soon boast its first organic chemistry teaching and learning laboratory. The lab and associated support spaces will enable expanded course offerings and the ability to complete additional four-year bachelor’s degrees entirely on the Mansfield campus.

The multi-year, multi-phase project began in the summer of 2018. Phase one focused on the existing structures in the 40-year-old Conard Hall. Construction included upgrades to heating, ventilation and air conditioning, as well as updated code compliant services to two current chemistry and microbiology labs utilized by approximately 1,000 Ohio State Mansfield and North Central State College students annually. More…

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