Friday, December 2, 2011

OU-C offers ACT preparation course

Ohio University-Chillicothe is sponsoring an ACT (American College Test) preparation course to help area high school students and Ohio University College of Education students study for the ACT. The test is America's most widely accepted college entrance exam and is required for admission to various colleges and programs.

The course is from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 21 and Jan. 28, 2012. Students need to make their own arrangements for lunch, scheduled approximately from noon to 1 p.m.

The ACT Preparation course will provide an in-depth review of the math, science, English, and reading comprehension sections of the ACT. Students will also receive extensive instruction on the optional writing portion of the ACT, and information, hints, and techniques for coping with test anxiety and taking the test.

The course is being offered as non-credit only ($90 for early-bird special or $100 after Dec. 22). Applications are available in area high school guidance counselor offices and in OU-C’s Continuing Education office. Space is limited. For more information, call (740) 774-7226, (740) 774-7230 or 1-877-462-6824, ext. 226 or 230.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Scholarship fund continues legacy of OU-C basketball coach Howard “Corky” Miller

The family of legendary Ohio University-Chillicothe basketball coach Howard “Corky” Miller has established a scholarship fund that captures the former coach’s commitment to supporting OU-C student-athletes.

Revenue from the endowment will fund the Howard O. “Corky” Scholarship, which will be awarded to OU-C students who are involved in the athletics program on campus. The scholarship will be awarded to full-time, degree-seeking undergraduate students who demonstrate financial aid and have a grade point average of at least 3.0 while being ranked in the top 20 percent of their high school class. All students involved in athletics at OU-C will be eligible to apply for the scholarship.

Coach Miller’s family members, including Terry, Mike and Mark Miller, will be on hand to receive a plaque to announce the establishment of the scholarship fund in between the women’s and men’s basketball games vs. OU-Eastern on Dec. 3 in the Shoemaker Center on campus. The women’s game tips off at 1 p.m. Former OU-C basketball players and community members are invited to attend the presentation, which should occur at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Miller, the first full-time coach in the program’s history, led the Hilltoppers to nine regional campus conference state championships during his 15 years as OU-C head men’s basketball coach, compiling a record of 296 wins and 73 losses before retiring in 1984.

Coach Miller understood the essence of the OU-C athletics program in adding to the vitality of the campus experience and allowing students to pursue their athletic passions while learning attributes such as perseverance and teamwork that prepare them for their career pursuits.

An archived OU-C basketball program noted “Teams are made of young men who are not on athletic scholarships and who were not heavily recruited by other colleges and universities. The teams have been so successful … because of Coach Miller’s winning reputation and the faith and trust his players give him.”

Miller also was able to rally community support for the team, and that spirit continues today as the team continues to thrive under current coach Rick Uhrig.

The Chillicothe Campus has a robust athletics program and fields women’s teams in volleyball, basketball, softball and tennis; and men’s teams in basketball, golf, baseball and tennis. The Hilltoppers compete against similar campuses in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference.

OU-C Child Development Center to host book fair

The Ohio University-Chillicothe Development Center will hold a book fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Dec. 1 and Dec. 2 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the center, located on the OU-C campus, off of Pohlman Road. The event provides an outstanding opportunity for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends to purchase books for their young children. Reading is vital to opening the doors of opportunity for children. The books make wonderful Christmas gifts or presents any time during the year. Profits from the sale will be used toward the purchase of books for the center’s library cart.