Friday, January 28, 2011

OU-C Art Professor Margaret McAdams has sculpture selected for competitive exhibit

OU-C Professor of Art Margaret McAdams' ceramic sculpture, “I can taste it” Aesop’s Fables Series, was accepted into Craft Forms 2010, the 16th Annual International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft at the Wayne Art Center in Wayne, Pa.

Jane Milosch, acting Senior Program Officer for Art in the Office of the Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture in the Smithsonian Institution, served as the juror. She was previously Chief Curator of the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

McAdams’ acceptance letter stated, “With almost five hundred total entries, our juror … was faced with a daunting task. The level of competition was one to the strongest in recent years and many outstanding works did not find a place in the exhibition.” The exhibition ran from Dec. 3, 2010, through Jan. 22, 2011.

Golf team and softball team meetings scheduled

A meeting for individuals who are interested in participating on the 2011 OU-C golf team will be held at 4 p.m. on Feb. 15 in the upper lobby area of the Shoemaker Center. Contact Larry Thompson at (614) 325-4143 for additional information or if you have questions.

Meetings and tryouts for students wishing to participate on OU-C’s women’s softball team will be in the Shoemaker Center gym at 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 and 1 p.m. on Jan. 30. For more information, contact head coach George Beck, (740) 649-8804.

One-time class at OU-C allows individuals to begin strumming guitar

Individuals can learn how to begin playing the guitar after one lesson at Mark Jacus’ “Just Once Guitar for Busy Adults” class from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Feb. 18 in Shoemaker Center room 215 at Ohio University-Chillicothe.

This one-time, 2½ -hour class will teach you to play chords on the guitar so you can start playing your favorite songs right away. If you have wanted to learn the guitar but the time and money involved in private lessons has kept you away, this class is for you. The easy to understand instruction book and DVD used in the class enable you to keep practicing at home.

For more information or to register for the class contact OU-C’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at (740) 774-7226 or email The registration fee is $30 plus there is an additional $29 materials fee (payable to the instructor at the time of the class) for a workbook and DVD to continue practicing at home. Be sure to bring your acoustic guitar.

In class, Jacus will discuss some of the common mistakes people make and the hurdles that prevent them from learning the guitar. You don’t need to know anything about music or the guitar to attend this class. "Just Once Guitar for Busy Adults" is designed for the absolute beginner and the emphasis is on fun, not technical perfection.

Workshop focuses on practical steps to improve workplace performance

Individuals can learn common-sense steps to improve their organization’s performance during the Principles of Consequence Management workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 18 in Shoemaker Center room 215 at Ohio University-Chillicothe.

The session will be led by OU-C faculty member Tom Brown, who has spent 30 years working with organizations to help them “get better faster” and has developed some hard-hitting and practical ideas on how to improve workplace performance. Brown will be joined by Glatfelter’s Phil Butchers, who will share his insights.

Participants will also have the opportunity to interact with other managers who have experience in applying the principles that will be discussed.

The registration fee is $49. To register or for more information contact OU-C’s Office of Continuing Education and Workforce Development at 740-774-7226 or email Janet Fink at

Upcoming Campus Events

• Academic Council meets at noon in Bennett Hall room 105 on Feb. 8 & 22

• Classified Group meets at 9 a.m. in Bennett Hall room 105 on Feb. 8

• Administrative Council meets at 9 a.m. in Bennett Hall 105 on Feb. 10

• Foothills Folk Society in concert at 7 p.m. on Jan. 28 in the Bennett Hall auditorium

Monday, January 24, 2011

Area artists, writers discuss their professions

Area artists and writers shared how they have been able to turn their creative pursuits into vocations during a recent Salon Series discussion in the Stevenson Center Learning Commons. “Making a Living Through Your Art,” was sponsored by the Quinn Library and the Chillicothe & Ross County Public Library.

Speakers included nationally-acclaimed author Don Pollock, who wrote Knockemstiff; Cynthia Davis, owner of the Park View art gallery in Chillicothe; and Laura Buckle of Columbus, whose pulp-fiction novel Embers was recently released.

The discussion touched on several topics, such as the relationship between an artist/writer and the agent and the process of taking a concept to reality, then to the marketplace. The Salon Series discussion events help to further foster the sense of a learning community on campus and in the community and capture the essence of the Quinn Library and the Learning Commons.