Stories tagged with: OUZ

June 9, 2015 - 6:10pm
7 weeks 6 days ago

Muskingum Behavioral Health and OUZ collaborated to offer young girls grades six through eight a special opportunity.

The annual S.T.A.R.S. Camp focuses on building positive self image and the skills to have a future of success. Camp Coordinator and Prevention Specialist, Ronell Barnett explained the history behind getting things started.

"This camp actually started 12 years ago now. Initially a teacher, locally from Roseville, started it in her classroom and she just kind...

April 18, 2015 - 5:36pm
15 weeks 2 days ago

With sun shining down... It was easy to think green today.

Thinking green is what Ohio University Zanesville's Green Bobcats Environmental Club aimed for during its 6th annual Community Recycle Day. The club invited all members of the community to dispose of their recyclables to increase environmental awareness. Club president Desiree Shannon says all recyclables were accepted.

"We're just trying to spread awareness to the community about recycling, and it's importance. It's...

April 13, 2015 - 11:23am
16 weeks 14 hours ago

Zane State and Ohio University Zanesville make it easier for students in two programs to go from an associates degree to a bachelors without leaving campus. 

While the schools have partnered together for projects this cooperative effort allows Zane State students interested in earning a bachelor's in sport and lifestyle studies or criminal justice to transfer to Ohio University Zanesville.

These programs were chosen because they exist at both institutions already. It's the...

April 6, 2015 - 6:15pm
17 weeks 14 hours ago

The Muskingum County Center for Seniors asks voters for support in the upcoming election.

The center kicked off its campaign at the Ohio University-Zane State Campus Center Monday. If passed, the point 5 mill bond issue would allow the county to build a new senior center.

"It is vital that we have a facility that we own and can be in charge of repairs and take care of on our own," Executive Director, Ann Combs said. "We've rented this facility since 1998, for a...

February 27, 2015 - 12:51pm
22 weeks 3 days ago

If you know a woman in our community who's extended themselves beyond the norm to attain success and has a commitment to the community, the Women of Achievement committee is looking for your nominations.

The deadline to nominate a candidate has been extended until March 11. The program strives to applaud women of various backgrounds and scopes of accomplishments in many different categories.

Categories include: business,education, professions,healthcare,special recognition, young...

November 18, 2014 - 5:36pm
36 weeks 6 days ago

Students, faculty and community members alike are taking part in international studies week at Ohio University Zanesville.

Students had the opportunity to try foods from all around the world Tuesday. But the rest of the week is dedicated to teaching students and the community about foreign cultures and also teaching international faculty and students about american culture.

"We as the immigrant here in the U.S. We live in the community, so we are apart of that community, and...

October 21, 2014 - 5:31pm
40 weeks 6 days ago

Campus Safety Days at the Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State campus ended Tuesday afternoon with a female safety session.

The session aimed at teaching women the importance of skill and technique rather than strength. Director of Public Safety at the Zanesville campus, Bethany Hayes, said being mentally prepared is very important.

"We have a different mentality of it's not going to be happening to me, but it is a possibility that it could happen to me," said...

September 13, 2014 - 4:39pm
46 weeks 2 days ago

For the second year, The Walk to End Alzheimer's came to Zanesville. This year the walk moved to the Ohio University Zanesville campus, but the new location didn't stop people from getting up and taking strides for the disease.

The walk started at 9:30 Saturday morning. Thirty-one teams registered to participate. Jeanne Nehrenz the Community Development Coordinator for the Alzheimer's Association in Ohio said support from the community, family and friends is a big part in finding a...

September 9, 2014 - 6:17pm
46 weeks 5 days ago

The American Cancer Society is hosting a walk at the OU Zanesville campus October 18th.

The Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk aims to raise money for cancer research. The goal of the walk is to raise money to aid in research to cure the disease. WHIZ is the media sponsor for the event and we spoke to our own Sara Shallcross about the walk.

"Unfortunately a lot of people are affected by breast cancer whether it be a friend, a family, a mom or someone that you know; a...

April 3, 2014 - 5:55pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

In 2012 Ohio passed a law banning texting while driving, but nearly two years later it remains a serious problem. Whiz's Courtney Wheaton tells us about the latest effort to drive home the message that texting while driving is unacceptable.

"It is reported that more than a hundred thousand accidents are caused due to texting and driving and on Thursday people learned how to decrease that number."

As a part of Campus Safety Week at the OUZ -Zane State Campus members...

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