Friday, March 8, 2013

Campus hosts annual Job Expo event

More than 80 area employers and 400 individuals participated in the recent 2013 Job Expo at OU-C’s Shoemaker Center.

The event offered an outstanding opportunity for networking and workforce development. Hosting the event underscores, in a very practical measure, the Chillicothe Campus’ commitment to its mission of working with others to support the region’s economic development efforts.

OU-C partnered with several other agencies to offer the event. In addition to OU-C, other sponsors were Ross County Veterans Council, Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, South Central Ohio Job and Family Services as well as Fairfield, Hocking, Pickaway, Ross & Vinton JOBS One-Stop.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

“Women Making a Difference” is theme of Athens conference

The OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference will be held on March 14 in the Baker University Center on Ohio University’s Athens campus. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the conference welcome session at 10 a.m. The conference is sponsored by Women in Philanthropy (WIP) of Ohio University.

Conference details and registration information is available online at

Breakout sessions will address topics such as women’s health, financial savvy, professional communication/social media, managing life’s transitions, influencing change and building entrepreneurs.

Distinguished Ohio University Professor Julia Paxton Pagan will deliver the keynote address, “What Makes People Altruistic?”

A networking reception and “Power of the Purse” silent auction will be held in the evening. The culminating event will be the Kennedy Lecture Series talk by Lilly Ledbetter, fair pay restoration activist, at 7:30 p.m.

Contact Dorothy Schey at or (740) 593-4556 for more information.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Hilltop Café operational during spring break

Hope everyone enjoys Spring Break! The Hilltop Café will be open 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. from March 4-8 so if you are on campus, stop up & see us!

Bookstore adjusts hours for spring break

The bookstore will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday during spring break the week of March 4-8.

Historian Leonne Hudson delivers Black History Month talk

Leonne Hudson, Ph.D., professor of history at Kent State University, discussed “Supplying the Missing Pages in African American History” during a recent talk in the Bennett Hall auditorium.

The event was in commemoration of Black History Month.

The speaker’s academic specialty is 19th century U.S. history with an emphasis on the Civil War era. He has published several articles on the Civil War including pieces in the Southern Carolina Historical Magazine, Civil War Regiments, the Negro History Bulletin, Civil War Times and the Historical Journal of Massachusetts. He authored a book, The Odyssey of a Southerner: The Life and Times of Gustavus Woodson Smith, which was published in 1998.

Hudson is a member of the Ohio Civil War 150 advisory committee, which is responsible for planning the commemoration of the sesquicentennial of Ohio’s role in the war. He earned his bachelor’s degree in history from Voorhees College in South Carolina and his master’s and doctoral degrees, both in American history, from Kent State.