Thursday, November 11, 2010

OU-C theatrical production postponed

The Ohio University-Chillicothe theatrical production, originally scheduled for Nov. 12-13 and Nov. 19-20, has been postponed to Dec. 3-4. Further details about the performance will be forthcoming.

Zumba Extravaganza will benefit United Way

People can burn some of their extra Thanksgiving calories and contribute to a good cause during the Zumba Extravaganza from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 27 in the Shoemaker Center gymnasium at Ohio University-Chillicothe. Instructors from Ross and surrounding counties will be available to lead exercise sessions. Cost is $10 at the door and $9 in advance, with proceeds supporting United Way. Tickets are available at the OU-C Bennett Hall Information Desk, Sports Plus and Body Zone.

Upcoming Campus Events

• ACT prep course from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 13 and Nov. 20

• Zumba Extravaganza to benefit United Way from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 27 at Shoemaker Center

• OU-C fall theater production at 8 p.m. on Dec 3 & 4 (Rescheduled from Nov. 12 & 13 and Nov. 19 &20)

• Ohio University-Chillicothe Community Antiques, Collectibles & Crafts Show from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 4 in the Shoemaker Center

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

OU-C student Karissa Carroll is a real gem when it comes to first attempt at designing jewelry

OU-C student Karissa Carroll has uncovered a real gem of a talent that has a certain ring to it. Carroll, an early childhood education major, recently designed an engagement ring that won the Enchanted Design contest at Chillicothe’s E.M. Smith Jewelers.

It was the first attempt at jewelry design for the unassuming graduate of Southeastern High School, who masterminded her winning entry on the contest’s Web site in about 30 minutes.

“I never thought I would win but just tried out some different concepts. I just designed what I would like for my dream ring,” she explained. “There are diamonds on the sides and the band is covered in diamonds with a round diamond in the middle and smaller diamonds circling it. The band is 14-carat white gold. I do not have a specific style. I guess you could just describe my style as a little vintage.”

“I think my entry was a little different than what you would normally see. I wanted something more than just a simple diamond or band. I think it is a design that translates well.”

The award for her winning entry is a half-carat Cappella diamond.

“I get pretty excited about winning a free t-shirt, so this is a pretty big deal to me,” she noted.

Below is a link to her photo as she collects her prize from E.M. Smith Jewelers:

Construction continues on Technical Studies Building addition

Construction is underway on the addition to the Technical Studies Building. Footers for the addition are being poured, and foundation walls will soon be poured. A stairway has been built from the upper parking lot, and a hand railing will soon be installed.

Construction began in mid-September, and the project is scheduled to take approximately eight months to complete.

During this time, parking will be impacted. Students, faculty and staff members using the building are advised to park in the temporary lot south of the Technical Studies Building. There is additional parking near Shoemaker Center.

The 8,200-square-foot addition will increase the size of the building to approximately 13,900 square feet. It will provide space for both the Law Enforcement Technology program and an entrepreneurship program that will be launched in conjunction with the Athens campus.

Foreign language teachers share insights during workshop at OU-C

Approximately 20 middle- and high school foreign language teachers were recently on the Chillicothe Campus for a workshop that allows classroom teachers to share insights and learn from each other. Participants included foreign language teachers from schools in Ross County, Zanesville, Stow, Granville, Pike County, Pickaway County and Plain City.

Attendees included a GED instructor who teaches in the prison system who is interested in diversity and technology.

“The purpose of the program is to give foreign language teachers an opportunity to share ideas in the fall when new ideas can be used in the classroom,” said OU-C Spanish instructor Sandra Christman, who has helped to coordinate the program for nearly 20 years. “Some teachers wish to have credit in order to fulfill state requirements. Many times foreign language teachers are the only one in a department and they like to have opportunities to share with other teachers with similar interests.”