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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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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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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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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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