Friday, October 5, 2012

OU-C Dean Tuck speaks to area youth group; urges students to pursue benefits of college experience

OU-C Dean Martin Tuck addressed the recent Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) Rally that was held in the Shoemaker Center. The event included middle- and high-school students from throughout the region.

The dean noted the similarities between the FCCLA and the Chillicothe Campus, particularly in regards to core values.

“In many ways, the FCCLA mirrors the Chillicothe Campus,” Dean Tuck said. “I see that your organization was begun in 1945. That is one year before O-U-C was founded. Further, the FCCLA mission statement emphasizes a focus on the multiple role of the family member, such as a wage earner and a community leader. The Chillicothe Campus shares that commitment, as we strive to prepare our students for rewarding careers and fulfilling lives. Most of our students are from this region, and many will eventually return to their hometowns as proven professionals and contributing civic leaders.”

The dean also encouraged the students to strongly consider attending college, whether at OU-C or elsewhere, stressing the opportunities that a college career presents.

“At Ohio University Chillicothe, we offer the close-knit feeling of a small campus setting and – as part of Ohio University – the resources and reputation of a nationally recognized university.”

“Wherever your paths lead you, I trust you will seriously consider attending college. We need quality students such as you on our campuses,” Dean Tuck said. “Attending college is a wonderful opportunity and allows you to expand your horizons, meet people from various backgrounds and find a profession that sparks your passion and enriches your life.”

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Flu shots available at Ohio University-Chillicothe

Members of the campus and local community can get flu shots in the Patricia Scott Gallery in Bennett Hall at Ohio University-Chillicothe from noon to 2 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 11.

Those with health insurance will be able to submit claim forms on the spot, and the cost is $20 for others. Walgreens pharmacy is providing the flu shots.

AAUW hosting used book sale to support scholarships

The American Association of University Women is hosting a used book sale through Oct. 6 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 80 E. Main St., Chillicothe. Hours of the sale are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Hardback books are on sale for $1 and paperback books cost 50 cents.

Proceeds from the book sale support educational scholarships for the Ross County community, including an endowment for a scholarship fund for an Ohio University-Chillicothe student.