As scheduled, the Ohio University-Chillicothe theater program will perform the heart-warming romantic comedy Sylvia at 8 p.m. today (Dec. 7) in the Bennett Hall auditorium. Friday’s scheduled performance was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The play involves Greg and Kate, a middle-aged couple who move to the city after 22 child-raising years in the suburbs, and the street-smart dog who turns their worlds upside-down.
Sylvia the dog soon becomes the centerpiece in their lives, for better or worse, adding excitement at a time that Greg and Kate are looking to wind down.
Saturday, December 7, 2013
Friday, December 6, 2013
Due to inclement weather, the Friday (Dec. 6) Ohio University-Chillicothe theater production of Sylvia is cancelled. The Saturday performance at 8 p.m. in the Bennett Hall auditorium is still scheduled.
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Three Chillicothe Campus faculty members, who represent a range of academic disciplines and perspectives, shared their insights about the creative process during the recent inaugural “Coffee with Colleagues” event on campus. The luncheon, which included approximately 50 individuals, engaged campus students, faculty, adjuncts, staff and community members in a dialogue that is focused on further fostering scholarship and creativity on campus through scholarly productivity and teaching.
“We hope to remember who we are and to support each other through collegial interaction,” Associate Dean Brenda Phillips said in introducing the event. “We also look to embrace the joy and the moment of inspiration, when we are inside that moment of creativity. Creativity and inspiration often arise from sharing insights with our colleagues and learning from their insights.”
English faculty member Debra Nickles, who also serves as Writing Center coordinator, spoke on
Nickles has been an avid supporter of showcasing creativity on campus. She spearheaded the launch of the Writing Center’s writing contests and Glass Enclosures, the campus’ literary publication that showcases outstanding writing by OU-C students and other campus members.
Nicholas Kiersey, a political science faculty member, discussed how the creative process is involved
Kiersey co-edited Battlestar Galactica and International Relations, a collection of 10 essays from scholars who explore the namesake show's far-reaching influence. Iver B. Neumann, research director at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, is the other co-editor.
Art faculty member Darren Baker, who also serves as curator of campus art exhibits, talked about
Baker integrated a hands-on aspect to his talk, testing audience members’ artistic skills and viewpoints in how they perceived a series of circles. He discussed the artistic process and creativity, including how he puts creativity into action. “We see what something is, imagine what it can be and then create the work of art,” he said in reminding the audience “there is play and humor in creativity.”
Faculty and staff members were encouraged to invite students to the discussion. More similar events are planned. To best meet the interests of campus members, participants in the first event were asked to share their suggestions for future events.
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Events on a recent day highlighted both the popularity and the impact of Ohio University-Chillicothe’s nursing program.
Approximately 100 prospective nursing students were recently on campus for an orientation session. These students will enter the associate degree nursing program during spring semester.
Also, several students in the campus’ associate degree nursing program were involved in an outreach effort to help ensure good health for campus community members. The students gained valuable practical experience through blood pressure screenings as well as smoking, diabetes and nutrition information displays.
The nursing program is one of the campus’ most popular academic disciplines, and it supports OU-C’ objectives of serving its students and serving its region by preparing students for an emerging career field in the region and helping to ensure that area residents have access to high-quality health care.
The Chillicothe Campus offers an associate nursing program, an LPN-RN transition program and both accelerated and traditional bachelor’s degree programs in nursing.
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Students in the Family, School and Community class taught by Assistant Professor Jamie Harmount recently developed community asset maps. The maps identify resources that are available in area communities, and the project helps prepare the students for their future careers by encouraging them to consider assets they can use in enhancing the learning experience for students.
As the future educators proved, area communities offer a wealth of possibilities, such as historical landmarks, community activities and individuals, to bolster the learning environment.
The class emphasizes how teachers can interact with various stakeholder groups, such as families and community members, to enrich their classroom teaching.
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“I have done well this semester, so I feel good about finals,” said Heather Wells, a nursing student from Oak Hill High School. “I am not stressing. I look forward to break and will spend much of it planning my wedding, which is scheduled for August.”
“For finals, I want to take them and finish off this semester,” said fellow nursing student Amber Emerson, a graduate of Unioto High School. “It has been a tough semester. I look forward to enjoying my break, preparing for next semester and finishing my Christmas shopping.”
“I want to be finished, and I am not worried. It looks like I will pass all of my classes,” said Amanda Bryan, a nursing student from Jackson High School. “As for break, I look forward to resting. It has been a time-consuming semester.”
“Finals look pretty good right now. I am somewhat of a procrastinator by nature, so I am a little
“Things look good,” said Johnny Lancaster, a computer science major from Southeastern High
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