Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Upcoming ‘Best Yard Sale in Ohio’ accepting items for bargain-hunters’ bonanza

Bargain-hunters and closet-cleaners alike should be drawn to the “Best Yard Sale in Ohio” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 2 in the Shoemaker Center gym at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Donations will be accepted between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Aug. 1 at the Shoemaker Center side door. Members of OU-C’s Human Services Association, which is sponsoring the event, will be available to help unload items.

Items that cannot be accepted are bedding of any kind, large furniture, weapons and animals.

Items will be half-price after 3 p.m. the day of the event. Also, hotdogs, backed beans and cold drinks will be served, and other vendors will be on hand.

Proceeds from the sale benefit/support scholarships for Human Services Technology students that are awarded by the Ross County Mental Health Association. For more information, contact HST program coordinator Barbara Mahaffey at or (740) 774-7287.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

In-person admissions and registration payments not accepted after 4:30 p.m. daily

Due to a change in Ohio University’s procedures for processing payments, effective July 28, admissions and registration in Student Services will no longer be able to accept payments made in person after 4:30 p.m. each day.

This change will largely impact current and incoming students as well as students from other colleges who are utilizing testing center services and students paying for FBI and BCI background checks.

Online payments are accepted 24 hours a day, seven days a week at the following link:

Student Services offices will remain open until 5 p.m.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

OU-C faculty member Allison White publishes articles in academic journals

Allison White is shown in front of the poster she presented at the recent International Society for Technology in Education conference.

By student public relations writer Megan Valentine

Ohio University-Chillicothe faculty member, Allison White, assistant professor and Regional Higher Education Office Technology Program coordinator, recently published two peer-reviewed articles in academic journals.

The first, “Development and Delivery of an Interdisciplinary Course for Nursing and Office Administration,” was written in collaboration with fellow Ohio University faculty member Char Miller, an associate professor in nursing, and appeared in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education this spring. This article details the unique process of creating interdisciplinary coursework for degree programs including nursing, office administration, health services administration, human services technology and other related fields.

“Creating a Technology-Rich Associate Degree Program in Office Administration,” written with then-student Leanna Ater (Hostetler), was featured in the Journal of Teaching and Learning with Technology early this summer. This article explores the creation of technology-rich academic environments and curriculum that includes activities and assessments enhanced by technology.

White is currently completing research on commonalities in faculty development programs that support faculty teaching with technology.  She is working in conjunction with faculty support and instructional designers from Loyola University in Chicago and Utah State University.  Further, she has presented her work at two international conferences including the United States Distance Learning Association conference in St. Louis and the International Society for Technology in Education conference which met in Atlanta, Ga., in early July.

“I would like to thank the Chillicothe Campus faculty members who have mentored me, the administration members who have supported me and the great students who have motivated me for the past several years,” she said.

A former OU-C student, White earned her associate degree in secretarial technology from Ohio University, her bachelor’s degree with a dual major in business administration and marketing from Franklin University and a master’s degree in technology education from Wright State University.

Applied Career Development course helps students find their employment aspirations

By student public relations writer Megan Valentine

Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Career Services recently announced an exciting new opportunity on campus beginning this fall. Applied Career Development (UC 2900, #13626) will be offered on Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. and will be worth two credit hours.

The course aligns with OU-C’s emphasis on career preparation and is designed for undecided sophomores to more deeply explore strengths and interests while beginning to identify a career path.  It also offers sophomores, juniors and seniors seeking internship experience a chance to develop their resumes and networking skills to help prepare for the transition from student to professional.

Students will have access to the guidance and resources needed to make informed career decisions, and will have the opportunity to identify their strengths as applied to their personal and academic lives and their future career. Additionally, students enrolled in Applied Career Development will gain professional experience through job shadowing and informational interviews.

“We are looking to engage with students earlier in their college careers to help them focus on how their college plans, including their choice of academic major, align with their career aspirations,” OU-C Coordinator of Student Support Martha Tanedo said. “By the time our students graduate, we want them to feel comfortable in creating a resume and that they know how to successfully conduct a job search, including how to network and how to interview.”

Those with questions should contact Tanedo by email at