Muskingum University President, Anne Steele, welcomed about 450 new students at the university's yearly convocation Tuesday morning and students even got a few words of advice from an alumnus who emphasized to them the importance of personal responsibility.
"There are a lot of opportunities to really, really do well; it's a terrific college education," said alumnus Prashant Gupta. "And you have a tremendous amount of resources available to you and you can really make an...
The class of 2013, their family and friends, listened guest speakers give words of encouragement as they end this chapter in their life and endeavor on a new one.
"Be curious for the rest of your life and cherish the people that you went through this experience with because you'll know them for the rest of your lives," said Michael Kline, former professor at OUZ.
A former history professor and an alumni of Ohio University, Kline received the alumni leadership award...
Ohio University-Zanesville is helping about 200 incoming Freshman pay for college.
The program is called Access for Success. It helps lower the cost of higher education for new, full-time students who haven't ever been to college before.
"It's in effect a scholarship of about $1,550 a year. So, what it does is it reduces our tuition to just a little over $3,000. So, it's a very affordable, accessible program, " says OU-Z Dean Jim Fonseca.
Many Ohio students will be graduating from college in the coming weeks. Then comes the task of finding that first job.
While the job market is picking up a little bit, it still may be difficult to land that first position quickly.
The Muskingum County Opportunity Center says students should utilize placement assistance that most colleges offer and attend job fairs, such as the Zane State Job Fair that will take place May 20th from one to four p.m.
For high school seniors looking to apply for scholarships, major deadlines are approaching quickly, and the Muskingum County Community Foundation is asking that students don't wait until the last second to fill our their applications.
"For a lot of the scholarships, there's an essay they may have to participate in. A lot of students shy away from that. They think that they shouldn't fill it out, but usually the essays are pretty simple. It's a lot about themselves and what they...
Parents and students all around Ohio came out in record numbers for "College Goal Sunday".
At Zane State College, 87 families attended and received important information on FAFSA.
"It is a free event for families to come and get free assistance from all sorts of financial aid professionals as well as other college personnel. We have some high school students here volunteering today, all sorts of volunteers just to get their FAFSA filled...
It costs college students a pretty penny to buy all the textbooks they need for classes, but the Ohio University-Zanesville and Zane State Bookstore is giving students three money-saving options when it comes to paying for them.
One is renting books from the bookstore, which need to be return is good condition by the end of the quarter. While students can save 40 percent, there's only a limited number of rentals.
Students can purchase used books for about 75 percent of the...