Who:  The Ohio State University at Lima
Dean's Convocation and Picnic
  11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005
Reed Hall and the Quad
Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

For Immediate Release

Sept. 19, 2005

Contact:  Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284



Ohio State Lima welcomes incoming freshmen at Deanís Convocation and Picnic

The Ohio State University at Lima will welcome its incoming freshman to campus with the second annual Deanís Convocation and Picnic beginning at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005.

Students will gather in the Cook Hall Gymnasium beginning at 10:40 a.m. and proceed to the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall by 11 a.m. After a faculty processional in full academic regalia, Dean and Director John R. Snyder will welcome the new students. Other speakers include Allison Gilmore, associate professor of History, and Ohio State Lima alumni Adam Marx.

The convocation is the first time many of the students will be introduced to many of the traditions and activities that go into being a Buckeye at Ohio State, including the importance of academic scholarship, the story behind Carmen Ohio and the ever-popular O-H-I-O.

Following the convocation ceremony, students will exit Reed Hall through a tunnel formed by faculty and staff, who will then join them for a picnic and games on the quad. In case of rain, the picnic will move into the Reed Hall Cafeteria.


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