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Filed under Academic News, Campus News on 10/2/2014 by Author: Chris Shaw.


Fall Semester Week 6


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1)      Dine with the Dean – share your ideas!

2)      Communication Studies Club Meeting October 2

3)      BSN Steak and Shake Fundraiser October 2

4)      Interested in Habitat For Humanity?

5)      Zane Traces Candy Corn Guess Winner

6)      Advising Appointments for Spring Semester – Scheduling begins October 6

7)      Human Trafficking Awareness Program October 7

8)      Student Information Fair October 8

9)      Flu Vaccines at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds October 9

10)   Third Thursday with Mark Mechling October 16

11)   Muskingum County Day at OHIO Bobcat Football October 18

12)   Stranger Danger Activity October 23 *Help Wanted*

13)   Become a Published Author with Zane Traces

14)   Ohio University Zanesville in the News

15)   Roberta’s Café Specials

16)   Student Group Opportunity to Help Ronal McDonald House

17)   Java Jitters Special – bring on the pumpkin!


1)      Dine with the Dean

Would you like to meet Dean Cushman? Have an idea to share or just want to get more involved on campus? Dr. Cushman is interested in hearing from students of Ohio University Zanesville. If you’d be interested in dining with the dean (at lunch time on campus), send Gail Hayes, executive assistant to the Dean, an email at Once we have a group of four or five students – we’ll look at your schedules and schedule a lunch with Dean Cushman sometime in early October.


2)      Communication Studies Club Meeting October 2

The Communication Studies Club will be meeting on Thursday, October 2 from noon - 1:00 in W112.  Pizza will be served.  Please let Bryan Blau ( know if you are able join us and learn more about The Scripps College of Communication -- Communication Studies major or minor offered at Ohio University Zanesville.

3)      BSN Steak and Shake Fundraiser October 2

OU Zanesville BSN program students are hosting a fundraiser at Steak and Shake 4-9 p.m. on Oct 2. The program will receive 10% of the profit for the evening which will go toward the cost of students going on the nursing service learning trip to Costa Rica.


4)      Interested in Habitat for Humanity?

If you are interested in joining Habitat for Humanity, contact faculty advisor, Mike Nern at


5)      Zane Traces Candy Corn Guess Winner

The Zane Traces Candy Corn Contest winner at Fall Fest was Apperarittia Matthews! She won with a guess of 345, and the total was 380. She received several pieces of OU merchandise and a Tim Hortons gift card. Congratulations, Apperarittia!


6)      Spring Semester Advising Appointments – Scheduling begins October 6

It’s time to schedule your advising appointment for spring semester. Students may begin scheduling their appointments as early as October 6. Advising dates run October 20 – November 7. More information can be found at You can also connect to the site under QUICK LINKS on the OU Zanesville homepage. 


*If you have not used the appointment system before, you will need to click the green REGISTER HERE button on the right side. Step one is to look up your advisor in MY OHIO. Then login to the system and make an appointment with that advisor. 


7)      Human Trafficking Awareness October 7

Theresa Flores, international speaker and advocate for trafficking victims, was trafficked in the 80s from 15-17 years of age. An award-winning author of 3 books, including The Slave Across the Street, she received the Courage Award from the governor in 2012. She is the founder of S.O.A.P. – Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution and her story has been told on Dateline, Nightline, and other outlets. Theresa will be on the Ohio University Zanesville / Zane State College campus to discuss her story and to raise awareness about human trafficking. The event will take place October 7, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center – Room 430.


8)      Student Information Fair October 8

The  6th Annual Student Information Fair will be held in the Elson Hall Atrium on Wednesday, October 8, from 11:45am-1:45pm. This is a great opportunity to learn about the degree programs and student engagement opportunities on campus. If you are part of a student group or degree program and would like to display what your specific program and/or organization has to offer our students, contact Cindy Oliver ( and include the program/organization you are representing, to reserve your table for the event. NOTE:  If you are unable to be at your table the entire time, you are still welcome to set-up for the times you are able OR have a student representative present.


9)      Flu Shots at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds October 9

OU Zanesville nursing students will participate in a county wide flu clinic at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds on October 9, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The vaccines are limited and only available to Muskingum County residents ages 9 and older. If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, print a Flu Vaccine Consent Form, fill it out and bring it with you to the event.


10)   Third Thursday with Mark Mechling October 16 

On October 16 at 7 p.m. Extension Educator, Mark Mechling, will discuss the local foods movement in Muskingum County - one of the biggest trends in recent years in food and farming. He will utilize an interactive method to involve audience members in learning more about where their food originates from. Mechling will discuss the concept of food dollars and the opportunities that exist for more local foods to be grown in the area. The event will be held in the Elson Hall Auditorium.


Mark your calendar for November’s event which has been changed to the second Thursday and will feature ZAAP members’ artwork and demonstrations. 


11)   Muskingum County Day at OHIO Bobcat Football October 18

Muskingum County Day/OU-Zanesville day at the October 18 game vs. Akron. Anyone in Muskingum County is eligible for $7 tickets and students get into all of the games free with their OU ID Card. For more information, view the flier/order form.


Information on the pre-game tailgate can be found here.


12)   Stranger Danger Activity October 23  - Help Wanted

The Zanesville Campus Public Safety Department, in collaboration with the MRC, is organizing a Stranger Danger and Halloween Safety event for children in the Littick Hall Gymnasium on Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. Officers will discuss Stranger Danger and Halloween Safety topics and other fun events are being planned as well. 


We are looking for departments and club organizations to participate in the parade portion of the event where children will be dressed up in Halloween costumes collecting goodies from departments and clubs.


The event will be open for students’ and employees’ children along with children from the community. If you would like to participate and support this event, please contact Bethany Hayes at

13)   Become a Published Author with Zane Traces

Zane Traces, OU Zanesville’s own literary journal is now actively seeking submissions. Poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, photography and artwork are all accepted. ​Digital submissions can be emailed to  If desired, hard copies may be submitted in person to Laura Waggle, Taylor Calendine,​ Dr. Lisa Haven's mailbox, or office 170L. Deadline is Monday, November 3, 2014.

14)   Ohio University Zanesville in the News

Faculty participate in Flipped Classroom Training

Haven instrumental in celebrating 100 years of Chaplin (written by Education major Laura Waggle)

Study Abroad Office visits Zanesville campus

Postsecondary Student gains research experience with Dr. Popa


15)   Roberta’s Café Specials

Monday 9/29/2014 - Scrambled Eggs, Sausage Gravy & Biscuit, 2 Sausage Links, Hash Browns, & Small Drink - $6.00


Tuesday 9/30/2014 - Italian Chicken Breast Strips, Served over Pasta w/ Alfredo Sauce, Veggie, Garlic Toast, & Small Drink - $6.00


Wednesday 10/1/2014 - Pulled Pork or BBQ Chicken, Baby Bakers, Cookie, & Small Drink - $5.50


Thursday 10/2/2014 - Smothered Roast Beef Sandwich, Mashed Potatoes, Veggie, & Small Drink - $6.00

16)   Student Group Opportunity to Help Ronal McDonald House

Ohio University is hosting a BobcaThon for Ronald McDonald House. OU Zanesville students may choose to participate in the existing event in Athens February 2015; information can be found at Your student group can set up its own event by contacting Carly Dammon 614-227-3767


17)   Java Jitters Special

Java Jitters, located in Elson Hall outside the Auditorium, is open Mon-Thurs 8a.m. - 3p.m. and now accepting bank cards. This week’s special is 50 cents off pumpkin cappuccino, latte, frappe or iced coffee. Discounts available for gourmet coffee refills.

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