Here are some stories of interest to the Ohio University-Chillicothe campus community:
The full stories are below.
Some local businesses have a new look thanks to the work of Ohio University-Chillicothe students. As part of a winter quarter office technology class, OU-C students used their creativity and design skills, along with software programs such as Publisher and Photoshop, to improve logos and creative materials for Chillicothe businesses.
The Desktop Publishing community service project offered a creative, yet practical, outlet for OU-C students to impact the local business community. Kendra Thompson, a student in the class, was proud to see the final products of her peers’ applied talents.
“It was great to see all of the different design ideas our class came up with,” she said. “The creativity is amazing! This project offered a valuable opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge we gained in class in a professional project.”
Thompson, who earned her associate’s degree in office technology this spring, worked with a small online referring travel agent, Milagros Afanador, who also happens to work with Thompson in the dean’s office at OU-C.
“I really enjoyed working with Milagros as a client and learning how to manage her expectations,” Thompson said.
Richard Lewis, instructor for the class, was pleased to see his students learning the software applications and then applying them to serve the local community.
“I couldn’t be more proud of their work,” he said. “Their talent really shined with this project and I am confident that the local business owners are very satisfied with their work as well. This type of learning experience goes beyond what can be taught in the classroom by engaging the students in interaction with business professionals.”
Hank Malone, proprietor of Gentleman's Styling Salon, which also participated in the class project, said he was happy to have the design help of OU-C student Jamie Beverly.
“It is difficult to measure the impact of this project, but it seems as if business has been up, and maybe that's the reason,” he said. “I enjoyed working with the students and appreciate their work.”
Other local businesses that benefited from the class’ design work include The Original Hamburger Inn, Out West Hair Design, and Bethesda Christian Church. Examples of the students’ work are on display in a display case on the second floor of Bennett Hall.
The public is invited to join in the fun when the Ohio Bobcat Club Caravan rolls into town from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Ohio University-Chillicothe Shoemaker Center.
Ohio University head coaches and members of the Athletic Department staff will be on hand for the informal reception, including head volleyball coach Geoff Carlston, head women’s basketball coach Sylvia Crawley, head softball coach Jill Matyuch and head football coach Frank Solich. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Admission is free.
For more information or to register contact the Ohio Bobcat Club at 740.593.1119 or email email@example.com. Deadline to register is Friday, June 22.
The Ohio University-Chillicothe theater program will present the play “Luv” at 8 p.m. Friday, June 29, and Saturday, June 30, in the Bennett Hall Auditorium. This is an encore performance of the comedy, which was earlier performed June 1-2 on the same stage.
“The production was so well received, with several people asking that we perform it again, that it was decided to again perform ‘Luv,’ director Ken Breidenbaugh said. “Of the 40 shows we have done over the past 10 years, this play ranks in the top five. This is theater for people who really love the stage.”
The OU-C theater program is marking its 10th season during the 2006-07 academic year.
The comedy by American playwright Murray Schisgal involves a chance encounter by former college classmates Harry and Milt, who are soon joined by Milt’s wife, Ellen. Harry is ridden with anguish while Milt and Ellen are tied together by frustration, and the three are caught in the dynamics of the moment.
“The play ‘Luv’ is part of the absurd theater of the 1960s,” explains Breidenbaugh, assistant professor of fine and comparative arts and theater. “It is an intense and funny play and deals with universal themes such as love, relationships and the quest to establish self-identity within that experience.”
Tickets are $10 for adults, $9 for senior citizens and $7 for OU-C students and are available at the Bennett Hall Information Desk during business hours and at the OU-C Box Office the evenings of performances. Group rates are also available.
The actors include OU-C students Tyler Stewart at Milt, Cole Chaney as Harry and Margaret Breidenbaugh as Ellen.
The oldest of five regional campuses, Ohio University-Chillicothe is located 45 miles south of Columbus in the Appalachian foothills. This non-residential campus has an enrollment of over 1900 students; historic Chillicothe, the first capital of Ohio, has a population of 26,000. The campus offers 13 associate's degrees, 7 bachelor's degrees and 3 master's degrees with over 30 full time faculty members, supplemented by over 70 adjunct faculty.