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The Ohio State Universitymarker at Newarkmarker campus in Licking County, Ohiomarker is a coeducational public university founded in 1957 as the first OSU regional campus. During its early years, classes were held at an old Newark High School. In 1966, over one million dollars pledged by 7,000 local citizens to match funds from the state legislature supported the cost of buying of land and constructing the first building, Founders Hall, which opened in 1968.

Since Founders Hall opened, it has become home to classrooms, general administrative and faculty offices, labs and the library. Hopewell Hall, opened in 1976, and includes labs, a student lounge area, classrooms, faculty offices, the cafeteria, the bookstore, financial aid and fees and deposits. Adena Hall was completed in 1978 and contains the gymnasium and workout facilities, classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices. In autumn 1986, the student apartment complex opened and in 1988 the Child Development Center was built. LeFevre Hall, opened in 1993, and is home to technical education, performing arts and faculty offices. The Reese Center, one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country, opened in October 2004 and contains classrooms, a 600-seat auditorium, a ballroom and conference center, the Cyber Café, faculty offices, labs and the executive board room. Currently, the Ohio State Newark is the largest of the OSU regional campuses with 50 distinguished faculty members and a student body of 2,100.

Since 1971, the OSU Newark campus has partnered with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) to share higher education complex and to help meet the state’s growing need for skilled technicians. The Newark Campus Library, now located on the first floor of the Warner Center, is a cost-shared department serving the communities of OSU Newark and COTC. The Library houses about 50,000 print volumes, 375 serial subscriptions, over 36,000 microforms, 1000 audio tapes/CDs and video cassettes/DVDs, 1,200 maps. In addition, as part of the Ohio State University library system and the OhioLINK consortium, the Library provides access to over 9 million unique items including 19,000 e-books and nearly 6,000 full text electronic journals.

The Martha Grace Amphitheatre was reopened in 1999 at The Ohio State University-Newark campus. It was named after the mother of J. Gilbert Reese and the Gilbert Reese Family Foundation who donated the money to rededicate the amphitheatre and make it open to the public. Because it is opened to the public the Martha Grace Amphitheatre also holds weddings and other types of large events for people in the community.

For the students of The Ohio State University-Newark campus, it offers them a place to relax and enjoy the scenery surrounding the amphitheatre which includes a large pond that has a walk-way across it, as well as a very nice fountain at the entrance to the amphitheatre. It is located in the middle of the Newark campus next to Adena Hall making it convenient for all students.

Due to some of the free concerts the Newark Advocate has rated it one of the top 25 things to do in Licking County. Several bands play there every year from The Ohio State Marching Band to Grammy nominees Restless Heart and Styx.

Campus Administration

  • Dean & Director - Dr. William L. MacDonald
  • Associate Dean - Dr. Paul D. Sanders
  • Assistant Dean - Dr. Katherine Borland


Academic programs

The Ohio State University at Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience including a rich research heritage and academic excellence. Students at Ohio State Newark can complete bachelor’s degree programs in education, nursing (RN to BSN), general business, English, history and psychology. Students can also complete master’s degrees in Early/Middle Childhood (M.Ed.) and in Integrated Teaching and Learning (M.A.), and can complete most of the coursework necessary for a master’s degree in social work (M.A.). For other Ohio State degree programs, students can complete many of the course requirements here in Newark and then transfer to Ohio State Universitymarker. The Fisher College of Business gives juniors and seniors the option of taking classes online or during the evening.

Academic Advising Staff

  • Kyle Morgan - Director (2nd-4th yr. Business majors & Continuing Education Students)
  • Karen Prost - Advisor (2nd-4th yr. Early/Middle Childhood Education majors & Education Graduate Students)
  • Marilyn Barber - Advisor (1st-2nd yr. Education majors, Human Ecology & Social Work majors)
  • Greg Halbe - Advisor (2nd-4th year Social & Behavioral Science and Humanities majors; all Arts majors)
  • C.R. Barclay - Advisor (Communications, Journalism & Professional Golf Management)
  • Linda Matthews - Advisor (Biological Science & Health Science majors)
  • Cherie Snyder - Advisor (Agriculture, Natural Resources, Engineering, Architecture, Math & Physical Science majors)
  • Leslie Dowler - Advisor and Retention Counselor (Exploration students)
  • Rachael Bailey - Advisor (1st year Business, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities majors)
  • Cheryl Matney - Office Manager
  • Elizebeth Edwards - Student Records Manager


The list of majors and programs at the Newark campus includes:

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate students can complete major or minor in psychology on the Newark Campus of OSU. Students can pursue a B.A. or B.S. in psychology.

Psychological Areas of Study:Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational/School Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Personality Psychology, Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Social Psychology.

Core Faculty
  • Dr. Amy B. Brunell - Social Psychology
  • Dr. Jill Coleman - Social Psychology
  • Dr. Julie Hupp - Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. Melissa K. Jungers - Cognitive/Experimental Psychology
  • Dr. Marilee Martins - Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology


Contributing Faculty
  • Dr. Sara Staats - Experimental Psychology (Professor-Emeritus)
  • Dr. Janice N. McLean - Clinical/Counseling Psychology (Senior Lecturer)
  • Ms. Debby Miller, M.A. - Animal Companion Behavior (Senior Lecturer)
  • Ms. Elizabeth Weiss, M.S. - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Senior Lecturer)
  • Dr. Renee Patrick - Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. David Pryzbyla - Social Psychology
  • Ms. Courtney Van Arsdalen, M.A. - Clinical Psychology


Athletics

The Newark Campus Athletic Department provides athletic, recreation, and fitness opportunities for students of COTC and OSU Newark. Student-athletes participate in competition through the Ohio Regional Campus Conference. The Newark Campus offers eight athletic teams including women’s volleyball, soccer, basketball, and softball, and men’s soccer, basketball, baseball, and golf. Cheerleading is also offered as a club activity. The mascot nickname is Titans. The teams involve approximately 100 students in athletic activities annually. In 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 the department claimed the Ohio Regional Campus Conference's All-Sports Award, given annually to the most successful regional campus athletic program in Ohio.

The Athletic Department operates with a staff of 17 and employs approximately 20 student workers.

Athletic Director - Bret Whitaker

Head Coach Women's Volleyball - Sharon Adams

Head Coach Women's Soccer - Greg Hanbaum

Head Coach Men's Soccer - Mitch Tom

Head Coach Men's Basketball - Rob Smith

Head Coach Women's Basketball - Brent Urdarovski

Head Coach Men's Baseball - Dale Carpenter

Head Coach Women's Softball - Rae Stuart

Head Coach Golf - Steve Gilbert

Student Life

The Division of Student Life operates the offices of Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling Services, University Housing, Athletics & Recreation, and Campus Dining Services

Division Administration:

  • John M. Berry, Ph.D. - Vice President & Dean of Students


  • Elaine Stevens - Executive Assistant to the Vice President


  • Holly Mason - Assistant Director of Student Life


  • Marilyn Lees - Assistant to the Assistant Director


  • Vorley M. Taylor, M.A. - Manager of Multicultural Affairs


  • Derek Thatcher - Director of Career Services


  • Connie Zang - Director of Disability Services


  • Bret Whitaker - Coordinator of Athletics, Physical Education, & Recreation


  • Sue Foster - Housing Coordinator


  • Casey Ray - Manager of Student Activities


  • Susan Adams, LPCC, LICDC - Coordinator of Counseling Services


  • Pam Napper, Manager - Barnes & Noble at Newark


  • Denise Winke, Assistant Manager - Barnes & Noble at Newark


  • Katherine O'Neill - Assistant Director, Campus Dining Services


Student organizations

Student Government of the Newark Campus

The Student Government of the Newark Campus was founded in 2000 by Christopher G. Hempfling (President), Robert A. Persinger (Vice President) Blake C. Zitko (Secretary) and Brian Stout (Chief Justice). The SGNC was established to work on behalf of the student population on the Newark Campus. Meeting with campus administration, hosting campus-wide events and activities and working with faculty to help the students at OSU-Newark and COTC achieve the best college experience while on campus.

The SGNC is led by the Student Body President who is assisted by a Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a cabinet including a Chief of Staff and other select positions determined by the sitting President. The Student Government also operates a Judicial Branch led by a Chief Justice and 3 to 6 Associate Justices.

Stephanie Volbrecht is the most recent SGNC President.

Introspect, the Student Psychology Club

Introspect is the student organization at The Ohio State University’s campus in Newark that is dedicated to both the students at Newark and the subject of psychology itself.

Intramural Sports and Recreation

Intramural sports provide an opportunity for students to participate on a team and compete once or twice a week with other students. Adena Hall serves as an athletic facility for campus and community events. The gymnasium and two conditioning rooms are available for a variety of recreational activities. Adena Hall is open throughout the day and evening for recreational use by students, faculty, and staff of the Newark Campus. Participants are able to spend their free time enjoying basketball, volleyball, weight training, walking, and jogging. Basketball, soccer, flag football, and walking trails can be enjoyed on the outdoor facilities.

Table of Contents

Oxley's operates The Table of Contents in the John & Christine Warner Library & Student Center. Students often come in to relax, study, and do homework. There is a spacious dining area, lounge and student space. Staff is led by Chef Forrest Shirkey, Managing Director and in the coming years, the staff will be strictly culinary arts students, as OSU Newark is schedule to have a new culinary arts program.

Pizza, sub grinders, a salad bar, French fries, a taco bar, hamburgers, and chips are some examples of the food items offered. Also offered at the Table are many desserts such as cookies, ice cream, soft serve ice cream, rice crispy treats, and brownies. The food is made at the time someone orders it, and it is not precooked. Oxley’s also operates the Cyber Cafe in the John Gilbert Reese Center and catering service.

Barnes & Noble at Newark

Barnes & Noble is the official bookstore on the Newark Campus. Students can get their text books along with OSU, COTC, and Titan Athletics merchandise (hoodies, sweats, T-Shirts, etc.)Pam Napper is the Manager.

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