Schools

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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OSU Issues Summer Term COVID Guidance

3 May , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

With the start of summer term, The Ohio State University is updating its COVID-19 protocols based on the state of the pandemic and federal, state and local guidance.

While the university continues to require that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, Ohio State will be shifting to a voluntary testing program for the summer starting on Monday, May 9. Masks remain optional in most indoor spaces.

The university’s COVID-19 response is always subject to change. Throughout the pandemic, Ohio State has followed guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health as well as federal, state and local policy.

The Safe and Healthy Buckeyes website is regularly updated to reflect current guidance.

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Sports

New Ohio Stadium Turf Follows Traditional Lines

8 Feb , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse with information from The Ohio State Department of Athletics

With a regional campus of The Ohio State University within the county and as a part of the Buckeye community, we have a tradition here at 1812Blockhouse of highlighting developments on OSU’s Main Campus in Columbus. With the additional fact that thousands of fans of Ohio State football live here, we enjoy sharing major updates about that program.

This information was shared on Monday by The Ohio State Department of Athletics.

The design of the new playing surface that will be installed in Ohio Stadium late this spring won’t feature a wild scarlet and gray paisley pattern or anything close, and to be honest, how could it? Ohio State football holds a noble place in the sport as one of the most tradition-rich and historic programs in college football history.Final Ohio Stadium DesignOhio State football ranks second all-time in wins and will play its 133rd season in 2022 in 100-year-old Ohio Stadium, which is nestled nicely along the banks of the Olentangy River as well as on the National Register of Historic Places.

So, you don’t mess too much with change on something of such historical significance. You tweak.

And that’s what the Ohio State Department of Athletics has done with the look of the new field that will be installed in June and July in Ohio Stadium. The same field and design will also replace the outdated indoor surface at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center with work set for April, May and June.

Fan-Inspired Concepts

The department engaged Buckeye Nation in October 2021 to send in fan-inspired design concepts for the field. More than 1,300 designs were submitted, and elements most favored by fans included the Block O at midfield (59%), incorporating Buckeye leaves (48%) and scarlet end zones (46%, compared to 21% suggesting gray end zones).

All three of those elements, plus others favored by fans, are included in the new design that was ultimately determined by an internal panel. Details of the design include:  

  • The Block O at midfield has been emphasized with the outer strokes color adjusted to gray.
  • Buckeye leaf decals replace the two X’s at the respective 35-yard line kickoff locations.
  • Official OHIO STATE and BUCKEYES athletics word marks, consistent with those on other venue playing surfaces and on team uniforms and apparel, are in the two scarlet end zones.
  • The outer boundaries of play have been color adjusted to gray to complement the scarlet end zones.
  • Yard line numbering matches the block type font on the players’ uniforms. 
  • The iconic black/white/scarlet striping pattern, found most prominently on Buckeye helmets, will have a home in each end zone along the end lines, matching the width of the goal posts.

Fans will see the new turf first on Sept. 3, when Ohio State hosts the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

2022 Ticket Information

For those interested in becoming a new season ticket holder, or for more information on 2022 season football tickets, please visit https://go.osu.edu/fbtix.  

2022 Ohio State Schedule

  • Sept. 3 – Notre Dame
  • Sept. 10 – Arkansas State
  • Sept. 17 – Toledo
  • Sept. 24 – Wisconsin
  • Oct. 1 – Rutgers
  • Oct. 8 – at Michigan State
  • Oct. 15 – Off
  • Oct. 22 – Iowa
  • Oct. 29 – at Penn State
  • Nov. 5 – at Northwestern
  • Nov. 12 – Indiana
  • Nov. 19 – at Maryland
  • Nov. 26 – Michigan
  • Dec. 3 – Big Ten Championship Game

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Schools

Ohio State Adjusts COVID Protocols, Impacting Gatherings, Athletic Events, And More

31 Jan , 2022  

The Ohio State University, Special to 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio State University is adjusting some COVID-19 health and safety protocols for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The university continues to hold in-person classes and encourages employees and supervisors to work together to determine work arrangements, including when remote work is appropriate. The university’s established flexible work policy enables employees to work onsite or remotely with permission from their supervisor.

Senior Vice President for Student Life Melissa Shivers and Senior Vice President and Wolfe Foundation Endowed Athletics Director Gene Smith delivered the following message to students today (Jan. 31).

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Schools

OSU Details Return To Campus Measures For Spring Semester

5 Jan , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

University leaders delivered the following message to students, faculty and staff on Tuesday, January 4:

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

We hope you had a happy and healthy winter break.

As you know, the nation and state are experiencing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 infections due in large part to the Omicron variant. As we prepare to start the spring semester and welcome students back to campus for in-person instruction, Ohio State continues to adjust health measures based on the latest data as well as evolving guidance from national, state and local agencies. 

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History & Tourism, Schools

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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Sports

2022 Buckeye Season Tickets Now On Sale

19 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

It’s typically one of the hottest commodities at this time of the year– a ticket to watch the Buckeyes play in The Shoe. Many Richland Countians make the trip, and others listen or watch a game via media.

For those who can afford it (and have access), season tickets are the way to go. This week, OSU officials announced sales for the 2022 football as well as new prices and guidelines.

Season tickets for an eight-game 2022 Ohio State home football campaign at Ohio Stadium will go on sale Tuesday, Nov. 23, at 10 a.m. The 2022 season will feature games against Notre Dame, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan with additional contests against Arkansas State, Toledo, Rutgers and Indiana.

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Schools

OSU Taking New Collin’s Law Seriously

11 Oct , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The following message was sent to the Ohio State community Friday from Melissa L. Gilliam, executive vice president and provost; Stacy Rastauskas, vice president for government affairs; Jeff Risinger, senior vice president of talent, culture and human resources; and Melissa Shivers, senior vice president for student life.

This week marks an important moment in our state’s and university’s commitment to eradicating any form of hazing in educational institutions across Ohio. Collin’s Law, Ohio’s Anti Hazing Act, which went into effect last week, enacts a number of important requirements and changes, all in effort to end hazing and interrupt contributing factors that have enabled the persistence of hazing in the past.

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All About Richland

Mansfielder, OSU Alum Dots The “I”

27 Sep , 2021  

By Evan Drexler, Ohio State News

For the first time since 2019 — and for the 52nd time in history — The Ohio State University Marching Band Alumni performed in Ohio Stadium and at Skull Session with the current marching band.

More than 600 alumni band members registered to take part when the Buckeye football team played Akron.

Marching band alumni performed in concert with the current band during the pregame and were part of a separate performance at halftime.

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Schools

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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Schools

OSU Announces Vaccination Requirement

26 Aug , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

The following message was shared earlier this week by OSU President Kristina Johnson. In it, Johnson shares that OSU is now requiring vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff.

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff:

The rising prevalence of the more transmissible Delta variant is fueling the resurgence of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations – including in young and otherwise healthy unvaccinated people. Central, southern and southeastern Ohio have now recorded the highest number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients since January. Further, the number of hospitalized patients in these areas of the state rose an alarming 448% between mid-July and mid-August.

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Sports

Changes At The Horseshoe

17 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, The Ohio State University

With Mansfield a part of The Ohio State University family, from from time to time we have shared news from main campus. Speaking of main campus, we are also keenly aware that Richland County has more than its share of passionate followers of the OSU Buckeyes.

Today we are pleased to share the following update related to OSU football games this fall. 

The 2021 Ohio State University football season will feature a number of significant changes driven by new technologies, improved efficiencies, safety measures and construction projects.

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Schools

Speakers Announced For Two OSU Events

12 Jul , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Two ceremonies. Three Buckeye speakers. Thousands of graduates and their families and friends. The Ohio State University is planning a weekend to celebrate academic success.

Ohio State head football coach Ryan Day and his wife, Nina, will serve as the speakers for the university’s 2020 graduate celebration next month. Bruce A. McPheron, executive vice president and provost, will address summer 2021 graduates and their families at a commencement ceremony the same weekend.

The dual events mark a return to near-normal celebrations since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020. 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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Schools

OSU Names A New Provost

30 May , 2021  

The Ohio State University announced today that accomplished researcher, educator and higher-education leader Melissa L. Gilliam, MD, MPH, will be the land-grant institution’s next executive vice president and provost, effective Aug. 1.

Dr. Gilliam will join Ohio State from the University of Chicago, where she is vice provost, the Ellen H. Block Distinguished Service Professor of Health Justice, and professor of obstetrics and gynecology and pediatrics. At Ohio State, she will become the first woman of color to serve as provost, leading the educational mission of one of the largest and most comprehensive universities in the country as its chief academic officer. More…

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