Stories tagged with: Ohio University Zanesville

February 4, 2012 - 2:06pm
3 years 30 weeks ago

Students interested in attending Ohio University Zanesville had the opportunity to tour the campus and hear first-hand from students already involved in the school.

More than 50 interested students and parents attended the winter open house.

Associate Director Jason Howard said the event is a great opportunity for high school students to learn more about the academic programs they offer.

"Ultimately we want them to go away feeling like they have an idea of what it's...

January 20, 2012 - 7:18pm
3 years 32 weeks ago

Ohio University Zanesville is joining a trend that's sweeping across the state.

Associate Dean Dr. Alan Punches said all of Ohio University's regional campuses will be transitioning from quarters to semesters.  He said the project has been in the works for several years, and it should have a positive impact on the entire OUZ community.

"From a classroom standpoint, you can do more in a semester than you can in a ten week quarter," said Punches.  "In...

November 15, 2011 - 6:41pm
3 years 41 weeks ago

A grant from the city of Zanesville is keeping the wheels turning on a project at Ohio University Zanesville.

Executive Dean of Regional Campuses Jim Fonseca said construction on a community center should begin next spring.  The facility will include a fitness center and two pools, and the $48,000 grant will cover the cost of pool equipment.

"The community has been talking about building such a center for more than 30 years," said Fonseca.  "We...

October 28, 2011 - 6:15pm
3 years 44 weeks ago

A one-day workshop will put those who haven't received a high school diploma one credit closer towards achieving their college education- and for the community it's free.

Ohio University Zanesville is partnering with the program M.I.N.D-Making Impact Negotiating Decisions - to offer a one-credit hour workshop to teach individuals the skills they need to succeed at a job interview.

 "Attacking stage fright, which is the most horrible thing for most people, learning how...

October 22, 2011 - 2:54pm
3 years 45 weeks ago

A community project working to make a difference will refurbish the walking trail behind Ohio University Zanesville.

Representative Michele Shirer choose the Collegial Woods Trail as her project for United Healthcare Community Plan after realizing the benefits of the trail are hardly recognized by the community.

"In this economy it's hard to find something healthful, to do things healthier on a fixed budget," said Shirer. "This is free, it's free, it's beautiful,...

August 31, 2011 - 7:57pm
4 years 4 days ago

Political affairs expert Andy Friedman who appears on CNBC's Squawk Box made a stop in the Y-city Wednesday evening.

He spoke to clients of Merrill Lynch at Ohio University-Zanesville on the state of the fiscal crisis in Washington D.C., especially the big decisions that affect all Americans like taxes and entitlement costs such as Medicare and Social Security.

"All of the plans that have been put forth that have managed to get through Congress do not attack either...

August 10, 2011 - 6:03pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Ohio University Zanesville is offering something that may make the price of college seem more affordable in this tough economy.

OU-Z is offering one free course this fall for those who have never attended the campus, and those who haven't attended in the past three years.

The average cost of tuition at the Zanesville campus is around $4600 per year, which makes a four year degree approximately $24,000. Ohio University Zanesville representatives say this is truly helpful for...

August 4, 2011 - 2:44pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

An ocean-themed literacy program makes strides for both students and student-teachers.

'Commotion in the Ocean' is a summer-time literacy program taking place at Ohio University Zanesville. The event is put on by Early and Middle Childhood Education Majors working to meet requirements for their education license. Assistant Professor of Education, Dr. Beverly Bell said it's a win-win situation, as the activities also help prepare the children for back to school.

"They're...

August 1, 2011 - 4:32pm
4 years 4 weeks ago

The Muskingum Recreation Center is in the beginning stages and ideas on the design are needed.

The community is invited to meet with the design team at a public 'information and input' open house this Wednesday. The purpose of the event is to inform supporters and the community about the progress of the Rec Center. Assistant Dean of Development Cindy Linn said ideas on both design and programs are welcome.

"As a result, the more they can tell us about what their interested...

June 15, 2011 - 4:48pm
4 years 11 weeks ago

'STARS': Sensitivity, Attitude, Responsibility, Self-esteem...A program dedicated to giving middle school girls confidence in themselves.

The summer program, began when Executive Director, Cindy Brandi, experienced, as a teacher, that many middle school girls began to loose their confidence, therefore affecting their grades and friendships. Brandi said, her goal is to make a difference in the girl's lives.

"I feel that if I can change even a few girls by having them be here...

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