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Ohio Christian University presents two free performances of Lousia May Alcott’s “Little Women”, adapted for the stage by Marisha Chamberlain. The performances will be Friday, October 9th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, October 10th at 2:00 p.m. in Ohio Christian University’s Ministry and Performing Arts Center. The performance has an approximate running time of 110 minutes. Although the tickets are free, they must be reserved in advance at the link below. Get Tickets COVID-19 precautions will be followed at the performances. All guests will have their temperature taken upon arrival, and those with a temperature over 100 will not be permitted to enter. Everyone will be required to wear a mask until seated in the auditorium. Audience members will be seated in groups of 2s and 3s together, with larger groups being separated but seated near each other. For those who prefer to watch the production remotely, please check ohiochristian.edu/dramateam for updates on a potential livestream option. The production was initially scheduled for April of this year but was moved to October due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The cast and crew are excited to finally share what has taken many months to prepare, re-shape and carefully rehearse,” said Director Alana Bradley. “Now more than ever, we feel that the timeless message of ‘Little Women’ is a welcome escape into a nostalgic story that centers on family and hope.”
The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) held its National Awards Day on September 15, 2020. The day recognized the highest individual honors and achievements of NAIA student-athletes, administrators and coaches. All 17 of Ohio Christian University’s Trailblazer Athletic Teams and 41 individual student-athletes were recognized for their academic achievements. “We place a high emphasis on succeeding in the classroom,” said OCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics David Bireline. “This past year was one of our most successful years to date, as we saw accolades given to both individual student-athletes as well as team awards.” The Trailblazer Athletic Teams were all named Scholar Team recipients to recognize each team’s average GPA being above 3.0. The Volleyball team had the highest team GPA of the Trailblazer teams with a GPA of 3.71. Additionally, 41 individual student-athletes received the Daktronics Scholar-Athlete Award, which recognizes excellence in the classroom for those NAIA student-athletes who are juniors or seniors with a 3.5 or higher cumulative GPA. “Our goal will be to continue this trend as we work to achieve our mission of academic and athletic excellence by utilizing the athletic experience as a platform to prepare our student-athletes for lives of vibrant faith, learning and servant-leadership in their chosen field,” commented Bireline. “Many schools fail to emphasize the ‘student’ part of the student-athlete equation,” said OCU President Dr. Jon S. Kulaga. “It is thrilling to see these results, knowing the mission of our athletic department, and the hard work put in by our athletic director, coaches, GA’s, tutors and academic support staff. Like many things in athletics, this is a big ‘team win’ for our entire athletic department and I could not be prouder of our OCU Trailblazer Scholar Teams. ALL of them!” Read the full release from the NAIA. Learn more about Trailblazer Athletics.
Ohio Christian University welcomed the class of 2024 on Saturday, August 15th while following COVID-19 Precautions. Over 120 incoming students arrived on campus to start their journey as Ohio Christian University Trailblazers. “My favorite part of Move-In Day was the home feeling I got from the student leaders and faculty,” said Stacey Porter Jr., a Sport Business Management major from Long Beach, CA. “The staff made me feel at home,” said Lincoln Waters, a Christian Ministries major from Lima, OH. “They welcomed me like they’ve known me my whole life!” Allison Thompson, an Early Childhood Education major from Charleston, WV, said, “My favorite part of Move-In Day was meeting my roommates for the first time and watching our fathers hammer in our beds!” Ohio Christian names and commissions each incoming class on Move-In Day. This year’s class is named “Courageous” based on Isaiah 41:10: “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” After the Class Photo and Naming Ceremony, students said goodbye to their parents and met with their First Year Experience (FYE) groups. FYE groups connect new students with each other as well as upperclassmen and a staff member to help with the transition to college. Move-In Day wrapped up with the Student Involvement Council’s Annual Game Show where students could play popular game shows and compete for prizes. Alpha Week, a fun week of student activities to kick-off the semester continues through August 22nd. Some of this year’s activities include Mario Party Live, Lakeside Devos & Donuts, OCU Worship Experience, OCU Olympics, Movie on the Lawn and Quad Bash! Download the Alpha Week Schedule. Returning students move back on campus on Monday, August 17th before classes begin on Wednesday, August 19th. Campus students can enroll for the Fall 2020 Semester through August 28th. Apply today.
On Saturday, August 15th, Ohio Christian University will welcome a new class of students to campus for New Student Move-In and Fall Orientation. New students will be moving on campus in two separate groups to help with social distancing procedures while commuter students will arrive later in the day. Students will be limited to only two guests and no children under the age of 10. All visitors will have their temperature taken and if a fever is present, will be required to follow specific instructions. All visitors will be required to wear a mask unless appropriately distanced and seated for a session. August 15th through August 22nd is Alpha Week, a fun week of student activities to kick-off the semester. Some of this year’s activities include the Student Involvement Council’s Game Show, Mario Party Live, Lakeside Devotions & Donuts, OCU Worship Experience, OCU Olympics, Movie on the Lawn, and Quad Bash! DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE HERE Returning students will move back on campus on Monday, August 17th before classes begin on Wednesday, August 19th. After 5 months without students on campus, Ohio Christian is thankful and excited to be able to welcome students back to campus. To do so as safely as possible, Ohio Christian developed detailed a F.A.Q. Sheet which is available in the Center for Coronavirus Updates. Everyone on campus will take their temperature daily and wear a mask whether inside or outside unless maintaining a 6-foot distance from others. During classes, students will be social distancing in clearly marked seats and classrooms will be sanitized after each class. Common areas such as the cafeteria and coffee shop are marked for social distancing and all buildings have designated entrances and exits. Additionally, 42 hand sanitizing stations have been installed across campus. When students show signs of any illness, they should reach out to Student Development to determine their next steps. If a student needs to quarantine, class instruction will be made available online to ensure no students fall behind in their education. Staff and Faculty are also required to reach out to Human Resources when feeling ill to determine their next steps. Ohio Christian is hopeful these precautions will help students to remain on campus. However, if the decision is made to move to remote learning, Ohio Christian is prepared to seamlessly move to an online format, having success in graduating thousands of online students for over a decade. Helpful Links: Review all Fall 2020 COVID-19 Precautions Download the Dorm Life under COVID-19 Reference
How does it work? Through a combination of Ohio Christian University scholarships and grants, 50% of each qualifying student's tuition will be covered with the Fall 2020 Commuter Scholarship. OCU also offers a Payback Promise Loan Repayment Assistant Program. Who qualifies? New incoming students who live with their families in Franklin or Pickaway County within 30 miles from OCU's Circleville campus and will commute to classes. Students must be admitted and enroll as a full-time student in the Campus Undergraduate Program for the Fall 2020 Semester. “OCU is seeking to aid local students from Pickaway and Franklin county who desire to attend college while staying close to home,” according to Alana Bradley, Director of Campus Undergraduate Admissions. “We want to ensure that commuter students have an economical opportunity to pursue Christian education without the additional stress of relocating for college.” What's the next step? Apply Submit Admission Requirements Visit Questions? Contact Admissions: Call: 740-477-7701 Text: 740-495-6018 Email: email@example.com
Ohio Christian University President, Jon S. Kulaga, has released his annual report. To see some of the highlights of the 2019-2020 academic year, visit the President's page, and open the report link. Or click here to be taken directly to the report.
September 23, 2020
Ohio Christian University presents “Little Women”
September 18, 2020
Trailblazer Athletic Teams Recognized for Academic Achievement
August 17, 2020
Ohio Christian Welcomes the Courageous Class
August 13, 2020
Ohio Christian Ready to Welcome Students to Campus
July 28, 2020
Qualifying students in Franklin & Pickaway County can save 50% off campus tuition
July 17, 2020
President's Report for 2020 Released
RICHMOND, IN – Following a seven month hiatus due to COVID-19, the Ohio Christian University Cross Country team hit the course for their first competition of 2020. Running on what will be the River States Conference Championship meet course, the Trailblazers got a feel for what they will face later in the season. On the men's side, Drake Dickerson led his squad with a time of 27:44.9, which placed him in 3rd overall behind Asbury University's Justin Spoon and IU East's Chance Klipstine. Chester Mientkiewicz finished sixth overall, running in a time of 28:19.5. "DJ and Chet accomplished our objectives this morning, which were to race on the course prior to the conference meet in seven weeks and put in a hard, yet controlled effort," said Head Coach Dr. Tim Sykes. "Based on what we observed today, they will be ready to roll when we get back over here for the conference meet." For the women, Lauryn Rutan and Brittany Lenz led the way, finishing in 15th and 17th places respectfully. Rutan finished with a time of 23:27.8, while Lenz finished in 24:11.4. Shelby Spencer (25:36.8), Rachel Lomaka (26:17.8), and Monica Winter (27:32.8) rounded out the scoring for the Lady Trailblazers. "Like the men, the ladies took advantage of an opportunity to preview the conference championship course," said Sykes. "We quickly found that the course includes a lot of terrain and turns. I look forward to seeing everyone healthy and with more training in their legs in the coming weeks." "We want to thank IU East for a good, safe meet. We are thankful for the opportunity to lace up the spikes again and smile with our teammates. We are still taking it day by day, but today was a good one for our sport. God is always faithful!" For more on the Trailblazer Cross Country Program and the rest of Ohio Christian University Athletics, follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers)
CIRCLEVILLE, OH – With a new look offense ready for the 2020 Fall season, the Ohio Christian University Lady Trailblazers took to the field for their season opener on Saturday. Despite tying the game early in the second half, OCU allowed two late goals for the Red Storm leading to the 3-1 loss. Rio Grande broke open the scoring near the end of the opening half, as Lorna Campos capitalized on an assist from Megan Schmidt in the 33rd minute. Less than 30 seconds into the second half, the Lady Trailblazers leveled the score on a goal by Danyelle Forrester (SO/Fairfield, OH) assisted by Mylie Lafountaine. The final two goals of the game came via the Red Storm offense, as Campos' second goal of the day in the 72nd minute proved to be the game winner. Ceira Goin added on the third goal in the 79th minute to further the gap. "It has just been a while, so getting this first game is good," said Head Coach Jake Warren. "Obviously we want a better result, but we haven't played soccer in a long time, so to get out and see our team compete definitely helps." Ohio Christian will hit the road for their next match, as they will compete against Lourdes University on Wednesday. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:00 PM EST. For more on the Lady Trailblazer Soccer Program and the rest of Ohio Christian University Athletics, follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers)
PORTSMOUTH, OH – Coming off an impressive start to the 2020 Fall season earlier this week, the Trailblazer golf program had another successful outing on Friday as the men's squad fired a score of 300, tying the school record for team score. Leading the way once again for OCU was Michael Cooper (SR/Pauma Valley, CA). Cooper carded an impressive even par 72, finishing in third place behind two members of the Shawnee State team. Elias Montgomery (SO/Piketon, OH) came in second for the Trailblazers and tied for sixth overall with a score of 74. The rest of OCU's scoring came from Quinn Chapman (SR/Heath, OH) with a 76 and Noah Lung (FR) with a 78. As a team, the Trailblazers finished in second place with their score of 300, 13 shots behind first place Shawnee State University, who finished 1-under as a team. For more on the Trailblazer Golf Program and the rest of Ohio Christian University Athletics, follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers)
PRESTONSBURG, KY – Despite a slow start on Monday, Senior Michael Cooper (SR/Pauma Valley, CA) turned the tides in the final round of the Alice Lloyd Fall Invite. After an opening round 76, Cooper finished with four birdies in the final round to finish in third place overall. Following Monday's opening round, OCU's Casey Moore (SR/Piketon, OH) sat near the top of the leaderboard following a 74. On day two, Moore struggled to find the same rhythm, but managed a final round 80 to finish in 12th place overall. Quinn Chapman (SR/Heath, OH) (159), Elias Montgomery (SO/Piketon, OH) (162), and Noah Lung (FR) (165) rounded out the scoring for the Trailblazers, as Ohio Christian finished with a team score of 618 overall. As a team, Ohio Christian finished in 4th place out of eight scoring teams. Midway University took home the win with an impressive team score of 591. Individually, Michael Cooper finished one shot behind second place and two shots behind first place, as Midway's Will Molen (145) and Camron Turner (146) led the field. Ohio Christian will travel to Shawnee State University on Friday to participate in the Shawnee State Fall Invite, hosted at Portsmouth Elks Golf Course. The Trailblazers are scheduled to tee off at 12:20. For more on the Trailblazer Golf Program and the rest of Ohio Christian University Athletics, follow us on Twitter (@OCUTrailblazers), Facebook (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers), and Youtube (Ohio Christian University Trailblazers)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) announced its 22 honorees in addition to over 10,000 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes and over 2,000 NAIA Scholar Teams as a part of its annual NAIA National Awards Day on Tuesday. The day recognizes the association's highest individual honors and achievements of NAIA student-athletes, administrators and coaches. Additionally, the association announced the seven-member class of the 2020-21 NAIA Hall of Fame.
September 19, 2020
Cross Country Kicks Off Fall At IU East
September 19, 2020
Lady Trailblazers Drop Season Opener To Rio Grande
September 19, 2020
Blazers Tie School Record At Shawnee State Invite
September 17, 2020
Cooper Fires 147, Finishes Third At Alice Lloyd Fall Invite
September 15, 2020
NAIA Releases 2019-20 Academic Honors
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newsOhio Christian University presents “Little Women” - Published: September 23, 2020 Trailblazer Athletic Teams Recognized for Academic Achievement - Published: September 18, 2020 Ohio Christian Welcomes the Courageous Class - Published: August 17, 2020 Ohio Christian Ready to Welcome Students to Campus - Published: August 13, 2020 Qualifying students in Franklin & Pickaway County can save 50% off campus tuition - Published: July 28, 2020 President's Report for 2020 Released - Published: July 17, 2020
athleticsCross Country Kicks Off Fall At IU East - Published: September 19, 2020 Lady Trailblazers Drop Season Opener To Rio Grande - Published: September 19, 2020 Blazers Tie School Record At Shawnee State Invite - Published: September 19, 2020 Cooper Fires 147, Finishes Third At Alice Lloyd Fall Invite - Published: September 17, 2020 NAIA Releases 2019-20 Academic Honors - Published: September 15, 2020
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