Friday, August 20, 2010

Ballroom dancing classes will be offered this fall

Ballroom dancing classes will be offered at Ohio University-Chillicothe this fall. The class will be offered from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sept. 10, 17, 24, and Nov. 5, 12 & 19. Cost is $80 per couple.

For more information, or to register, contact Janet Fink in the OU-C Office of Continuing Education at 740-774-7226 or finkj@ohio.edu. Registration is required and confirmed by payment.

This series will include several classes with a combination of beginner level Foxtrot, Swing, Waltz, Cha Cha, Tango, Rumba and Hustle. Mark Cohen is instructor. The focus is on providing individuals with fundamental steps and movements that can be used across dance styles. Ballroom dancing can improve an individual’s level of fitness, self-confidence and social skills.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Student Services relocating staff members to most strategically meet students’ needs

To be most responsive the needs of current and prospective students, and to fulfill goals identified in the campus’ 2009-10 strategic plan, several offices in Student Services are being relocated. The relocation begins the week of Aug. 16.
The moves involve positioning the areas of financial aid, recruiting/admissions and student advising in a more strategic design.

The components of financial aid are being united, with individuals in that area moving to suite 137. Coordinator of Student Activities Ashlee Rauckhorst will occupy room 137A and Records Management Officer Norman Jean Beverly will relocate to office 137C. Eventually, a small computer lab will be installed in 137B, allowing students to have professional assistance when completing their FAFSA forms, checking their financial aid, completing a promissory note or conducting other activity related to financial aid. This offers one-stop convenience and greater confidentiality for students with financial aid-related questions.

To better coordinate the recruiting and admissions efforts, Manager of Student Recruitment TJ Eveland will move from 137 to Student Services suite in room 139B, the office previously occupied by Norma Jean Beverly. This will provide potential and current students with better support by positioning recruiting, admissions and registration together in one location.

Further, the Advising and Testing Center, located in Bennett Hall suite 270, will be reconfigured, with a reception area located in the large desk outside of the advising center. This will allow Student Services staff members to better support students seeking assistance in the advising and testing centers which are both located in the 270 series of rooms on the second floor.

“The goal of these moves is to make Student Services even more responsive to our students needs. There is a logical flow to having students begin with recruiting move to admissions and registration then go down the hall to financial aid and finally upstairs to the testing center and advising,” Director of Student Services John Fisher said. “Although I realize these moves will be inconvenient for our staff members and student employees in the short term, they will benefit our students in the long run, which is our mission. I appreciate the willingness and cooperative spirit of Student Services in making this a reality.”