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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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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.”

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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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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

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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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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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