Friday, January 10, 2014

Foothill Folk Society to present concert at OU-C

The Foothill Folk Society will present a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 in the Bennett Hall auditorium at Ohio University-Chillicothe. The event, which is sponsored by the O-C Culture Committee, is free and open to the public. The Foothill Folk Society consists of musicians and other artisans from Ross and surrounding counties seeking to advance creative efforts of area residents. The organization is interested in supporting the culture of this unique region. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Information on inclement weather closing and information procedures

At the beginning of a new semester, it is an appropriate time to remind individuals of the campus’ policy on adverse weather and how it relates to campus operations. Campus faculty and staff members will make every attempt to maintain normal campus operations. Generally, the campus remains operational unless Ross County is under a level 3 weather emergency. Listen to local radio stations, view listings on TV programs and check the Chillicothe Gazette and OU-C Web site for closing information.

In situations when the weather is threatening but the campus remains open, members of the campus community are urged to exercise their judgment and to not imperil their safety. Please notify those who are affected by your absence – students, faculty, co-workers or your supervisor -- so accommodations can be made. All faculty members should notify the Dean’s Office if they are unable to hold class.

It is recommended that faculty members include in the course syllabi for winter quarter how they will communicate with students should class be cancelled because of weather conditions.

University procedures are in place for employees who are unable to travel to campus or who need to leave early.

Further, students are urged to register for text messages regarding campus closings to be sent to their telephones through the ‘Mobile Text Alerts’ section of the NBC 4 TV Web site (in the ‘Red Box’ section and ‘NBC4 Alerts’):

Meeting slated for students interested in OU-C golf team

A meeting will be held for Chillicothe Campus students interested in participating on the OU-C golf team during the 2014 spring season at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30 in Bennett Hall room 105. If unable to attend please contact Larry Thompson at or call 614-325-4143.

Providing holiday cheer for local family

In continuing a holiday season tradition, Chillicothe Campus community members donated approximately $1,200 for the purchase of gifts for two local families that included a total of  five  children. The families were recommended from the Child Development Center on campus.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Good food and entertainment on menu for upcoming OU-C event

Good food and outstanding entertainment will be on the menu for the “Influence of the Arts: Past and Present” meal at 6 p.m. on Jan. 11 in the Bennett Hall Patricia Scott Art Gallery at Ohio University-Chillicothe. The dinner event promises appeal to those who appreciate tasty food as well as tasteful acting and singing.

OU-C theater performers Dan Jalbuena and Gwendolyn Aume will present theater presentations, while pianist Barbara Nowlin and vocalist Margaret Breidenbaugh will perform several show tunes. Further, stars of past OU-C stage productions will be on hand to lend their insights.

Patrons will also enjoy a meal featuring tender herb grilled chicken breast.

Cost is $25 per person or $46 per couple, and proceeds will support the Alan Gough Art Scholarship at OU-C. Reservations are due by Jan. 8.

Checks should be made payable to: Ohio University Foundation, 101 University Dr., Chillicothe, OH 45601; Attn: Joyce Atwood.

OU-C faculty member Ronald Vance recognized by Ohio Magazine for his excellence as an educator

Ohio University-Chillicothe nursing faculty member Ronald Vance was recently recognized as one of the state’s truly outstanding educators. He was among college and university faculty members who were featured in Ohio Magazine's annual “Excellence in Education” section, which showcases professors from Ohio's universities and colleges. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the magazine's education section, published in December each year.

In all, six faculty members from three Ohio University campuses were honored for their outstanding work in the field of higher education.

Vance, associate professor of nursing, teaches nursing students to be caring and skilled practitioners in the classroom and in local medical facilities but also believes students benefit from international experience. In collaboration with faculty from the Patton College of Education and the Ohio University Tropical Disease Institute, he offers students the opportunity to achieve learning goals while providing meaningful services to the community. In May, students participated in a two-week service learning experience in Ecuador. Vance hopes to lead a multidisciplinary group of students to Ecuador in 2014 on a service-learning program.

"It truly is an honor to have been nominated for excellence in education," Vance said. "As a nurse educator, I feel that it is my duty to stay abreast of best practices and innovations in higher education. I want to prepare nursing students who are critical thinkers with the drive to provide high quality nursing care."

He earned his certificate in nursing and associate degree in nursing from Hocking College, as well as his bachelor’s degree in nursing and master’s degree in nursing, with a focus on education, both from Ohio University. Vance joined the OU-C faculty in 2006.