August 2016


Ohio State Lima Day at the Allen County Fair welcomes Alumni Band

The Buckeyes are going to the fair for Ohio State Lima Day at the Allen County Fair, Fri., Aug. 19, 2016. A roving prize patrol will be on the grounds passing out balloons and other prizes. The OSU Alumni Band returns to Lima to perform at the opening ceremonies at 3:30 in the grandstand pavilion and at 6:30 p.m. in front of the grandstand to kick off the Kewpee Band Show.

Stop by the Ohio State booth under the grandstand for balloons, prizes and information about the latest successes on campus.


OSU President Drake to mark Galvin's 50th Anniversary

Those of you who have attended classes at Ohio State Lima know the strength of tradition behind Galvin Hall, the campus’ first building. When Galvin opened its doors 50 years ago, it housed everything from the classrooms to chemistry labs, the library and the bookstore. Today we have a little more elbow room with nine buildings for our bustling campus, but Galvin Hall remains the academic and emotional center.

From 2-4 p.m., Fri., Sept. 24, 2016, OSU President Michael V. Drake will visit to help us celebrate Galvin’s first 50 years. Alumni and friends are invited to join us for a brief program, tours and light refreshment. RSVP

Join us to welcome new students at Aug. 22 bonfire

Ohio State Lima is hosting the “Alumni Welcome You to Campus Bonfire” for incoming first year students from 6-8 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 2016. The bonfire is a chance for our superb alumni to welcome new freshmen home to campus! The evening opens at the bonfire pit next to lot F, southwest of the Science building. All alumni and their families are welcome to mingle, share stories, impart traditions and enjoy some s’mores with the brand new Buckeyes.

For more information, contact Ohio State Lima's new Coordinator of Student Engagement, Meredith Kincaid.


Exceptional alumni panel a highlight of Roads Scholar Tour stop in northwest Ohio

The Roads Scholars Tour, a two-day, traveling seminar that included OSU President Michael V. Drake and new Provost Bruce McPheron, took more than 50 faculty, staff and community partners to northwest Ohio in July to tour sites where the university has key partnerships. Participants viewed first-hand the reach and impact that engaged teaching and research collaborations have on communities and residents across the state.

One of the highlights was a visit to Kalida’s Unverferth Manufacturing, Inc., which featured a panel of alumni working at the company: Brett Unverferth, Mike Hilvers, Garrick Schroeder and Ross Unverferth. All of them started at Ohio State Lima and finished their degrees at the Columbus campus.


Engineered for Success gives first year students a strong start

Seven new Buckeyes started their Ohio State experiences a few weeks early when they attended Engineered for Success, a four-day program designed for incoming Engineering students. The week wrapped up with a demonstration of several newly-built robots.


Chemistry, Engineering, Math and Physics faculty members led daily sessions geared toward preparation for a student's anticipated engineering program. Students got hands-on experience by working on a daily project and heard from guest speakers from local engineering firms.


Other sessions included internship opportunities and techniques to improve study and time management skills.
Engineered for Success 2016 was made possible through the generous support of Dana Corporation.


Ohio State Lima and OSU Extension team up for STEAM on the Quad for K-12 students and families Sept. 24 on campus

STEAM on the Quad is a family-friendly event where kids in grades K-12 will be able to do hands-on activities that will improve their knowledge and interest in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math fields.

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24, 2016
Where: The Ohio State University at Lima
What: 20-30 hands-on activities including Bluetooth sports, Lego robotics sumo wrestling, rockets and sewing.


STEAM on the Quad is a collaborative project between The Ohio State University at Lima and OSU Extension and is supported in part by the Ohio 4-H Foundation. Other community partners will be participating.
Preregistration for STEAM on the Quad begins
Sept. 1
. There is no cost to participate for students and their families. Food will be available for purchase on the grounds.


Autumn Semester begins
All campuses of The Ohio State University


Galvin 50th Anniversary/President Drake Visit
Ohio State Lima campus


STEAM on the Quad
Ohio State Lima's Quad