Education Roundup

Ohio State Lima offers degree in child and youth studies

LIMA — The Ohio State University at Lima is offering a degree designed for those who enjoy working with children and youth outside the school setting.

The Bachelor of Science in Child and Youth Studies is a non-licensure program that provides a foundation in the development and education of children at the early and middle childhood age. Students who complete the child and youth studies pre-licensure program receive a Bachelor of Science in Education. They are eligible for a variety of positions in child care and social service organizations. Graduates of the program will be prepared to pursue a variety of graduate program options, including teacher licensure, education administration, school counseling or any programs that involve working with children.

Students will complete credit hours in communication, mathematics and social sciences; introductory education courses; and a specialization track of early childhood development, language and literacy, technology and youth or creative pedagogies in education.

For information about the programs offered at Ohio State, visit or call the admissions office at 419-995-8391.

University of Findlay hosting comedy jam

FINDLAY — The University of Findlay is hosting its 15th Annual Comedy Jam at 8 p.m. Jan. 21, at Marathon Center for the Performing Arts in Findlay. Tickets are $18 for the general public and can be purchased at the box office by calling 419-423-2787. Admission is free for University of Findlay students, faculty and staff with a valid University of Findlay ID.

Nash Fung will headline, Bonnie Kilroe will be the featured comedian and Louis Ramey will serve as the evening’s host.

Eastern Mennonite University releases Dean’s List

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, has released it’s Dean’s List. To qualify for the dean’s list a student must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.75 or above and complete at least 12 semester hours of credit.

Area students named to the dean’s list include:

Rose D. Yoder, of Bellefontaine; and Jonathan E. Moser, David L. Nester, Elizabeth J. Nisly and Jonathan L. Nisly, all of Bluffton.

Putnam County student named to Ohio Dominican University Dean’s List

COLUMBUS — Derek Rieman has been named to the dean’s list at Ohio Dominican University.

Nathan Diller named to President’s List

GREENVILLE, SC — Nathan Diller, a sophomore criminal justice major from Van Wert, was among some 490 Bob Jones University students named to the Fall 2016 President’s List.

The President’s List recognizes students who earn a 3.75 or higher grade point average for the semester.

Bluffton Choral Society/Masterworks rehearsals begin

BLUFFTON — Rehearsals for Bluffton University’s masterworks performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Tuesday, in the Gilliom Room of Mosiman Hall on Bluffton University campus.

Anyone interested in singing, from high school students to adults, is invited to join the chorus. There is no cost to participate and scores will be provided.

The rehearsals will lead up to the Masterworks performance at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in Yoder Recital Hall. Dr. Mark J. Suderman, Bluffton professor of music, will conduct the performance, also featuring regional soloists and orchestra.

For information, contact Suderman at or call 419-358-3364.

UNOH releases Dean’s List for November session

LIMA — The University of Northwestern Ohio acknowledged its Dean’s List for the November Session 2016 for students in the College of Applied Technologies. The following full-term students received a grade point average of 3.5 or better:

Ada: Wilson, Benjamin

Bluffton: Spallinger, Andrew

Celina: Lenhart, Daniel; Platfoot, Derek; Riley, Jensen

Cloverdale: Etter, Ross

Coldwater: Coles, Avery; Klosterman, Ryan; Rammel, Tony

Columbus Grove: Estill, Brendan; Plontz, Nicholas

Continental: Miner, Harley

Convoy: Hart, Travis; Wolverton, Randall

Cridersville: Hemenway, Joshua; Williams, Joseph; Wood, Steven

Delphos: Althouse, Nathan; Ball, Dakota; Daley, Steven; Fagga, Matthew; Loyal, Nicholas; McManues, Cory

Elida: Campbell-Bowman, Wyatt; Crandon, Richard; Fernandez-Ochoa, Amir

Findlay: OH Carpenter, Isaiah; Hill, Alex; Ingles, Brian; Sammet, Nicholas

Fort Jennings: Krietemeyer, Jason; Pipkin, John

Kenton: Bell, Charles III

Lakeview: Steinke, Brandon

Layfayette: Baker, Nicholas

Lima: Austin, Alexandra; Bendele, Benjamin; Best, Haden; Bialek, Devin; Biltz, Brandon; Boals, Bryce; Borntraeger, Scott; Bott, Donald III; Braxton, Kenneth Jr.; Buettner, Michael; Capotosto, Jacob; Chambers, Michael; Christian, Benjamin; Cope, Tanner; Croft, Chadwyck; Crothers, David; Devin, Jonathan; Dickel, Erik; Dubiel, Alexander; Eckman, Rayce; Fritz, Scott; Gadski, Eric Jr.; Garber, Brandon; Gendreau, Ethan; Gillham, Kristopher; Gillhespy, Matthew; Gomes, Christian; Goodwin, Jeremy; Grady, Zachariah; Grimmett, Thomas; Guilford, Clarence; Hanish, Alexander; Harris, Preston; Hartman, Arthur; Hawkey, Chad; Hayden, Brian; Hettinger, Andrew; Hiestand, Dax; Hooser, Brian; Hoover, Nathan; Horner, Dylan; Isovic, Allen; Jipson, Ian; Johnston, Andrew; Jones, Joseph; Jonkman, Benjamin; June, Jacob; Kaszubski, Anthony; Kelley, Christopher; Kennedy, Brandon; Kerley, Branden; Key, Joshua; Keyse, Edmund; Kingsbury, Adam; Kitts, Casey; Klein, Shaun; Knotts, Caleb; Kupiec, Kevin; Lambert, Marcus; Lance, Joshua; Lang, Jonathan; Lawler, Nathaniel; Lawrence, Jordan; Lovin, Jacob; Lozier, Tyler; Mann, Randall; Mason, Eric; Matvey, Douglas; McEndree, Chase; McGarry, Kenneth; Mendoza, Edgar; Mittleider, Logan; Morgan, Derek; Notestine, Cole; Ovalles, Erick; Owenby, Josie; Payne, Larry Jr.; Pepper, Abraham; Perkins, Christian; Perry, Hope; Pettyjohn, Kyle; Pugh, Lauren; Pursell, Troy; Rassel, Brenden; Regan, Dustin; Reiter, Briana; Riesterer, Logan; Rishel, Aiden; Roberts, Jordan; Roberts, Tyler; Ross, Christopher; Schmuhl, David; Schumacher, Jordan; Sears, Jayson; Sell, Kyle; Singleton, William III; Sloss, Jordan; Smith, Matthew; Smith, Peter; St. Paul, Matthew; Stephens, David Jr.; Tarrant, Morgan; Urso, Nicholas; VanDeusen, Anthony; Walter, Ian; Wasieczko, Corey; Welch, Ian; Wickles, Robert; Wilhelm, Christopher; Williamson, Damien; Wimmer, Cole; Yoder, Marcus

McComb: Kepling, Nickolas

McGuffey: Carey, Jayson

Minster: Hackemoeller, Mark; Haney, Mason

New Bremen: Springer, Cody

Ottawa: Velasquez, Rick

Saint Henry: Gruss, Nathan

Sidney: Weymer, Zachary

Spencerville: Bockey, Zachary; Warnick, Thomas

Wapakoneta: Armentrout, Ronald Jr.; Martens, John; Martens, Rebecca

Stage and ‘Nashville’ star comes to University of Findlay

FINDLAY — Kyle Dean Massey, best known for his work on Broadway in “Pippin” and as Kevin Bicks in”Nashville” will be the next University of Findlay Broadway Concert Series guest artist.

Massey’s public concert will be at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $11 for non-University of Findlay students. Tickets may be purchased at the Marathon Performing Art Center’s box office at 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay or online at Admission will be free for University of Findlay students, faculty and staff with a valid University ID.

Massey will be accompanied on piano by Broadway musical director Phil Reno.

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