The Ohio State University at Newark


COTC and Ohio State Newark to Host Family and Friends Day

NEWARK, Ohio, March 14, 2018 — Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark will again hold the annual Family and Friends Day for both the campus and the community as a whole. The event will be on Saturday, April 14 from 12 – 2 p.m. in the Adena Hall Gymnasium, 1159 University Drive, Newark, OH 43055.

Activities that will delight those of all ages will include balloon art, face painting, inflatables and ice cream. There will also be a show from the Columbus Zoo, a juggler and much more to entertain attendees.

The campus will also be hosting Kids and Sibs Weekend on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14. It will include many events such as a movie night, pancake breakfast, “All About Bees” with Karen Goodell, Ohio State Newark professor of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology, and much more.

“These are free, family-friendly events to enjoy with your kid, a younger sibling or on your own,” said Justin Khol, assistant director of student life.

Students living in the residence halls will be able to host their younger siblings giving them a look at what life is like on our campus.

Events that are open to the public include:
Movie Night: Paddington 2, Fri., Apr. 13, 6:30 p.m., Hopewell Hall, Room 59
“All About Bees” with Karen Goodell, Ohio State Newark professor of evolution, ecology and organismal biology, Sat., Apr. 14, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m., Warner Center, Room 126
Family and Friends Day (including balloon art, face painting, inflatables, Columbus Zoo show, ice cream, juggling and more), Sat., Apr. 14, 12 – 2 p.m., Adena Gym
Buckeye Necklace Making, Sat., Apr. 14, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., McConnell Hall, Jones Event Space
Double Dare Game Show, Sat., Apr. 14, 6 – 8 p.m., McConnell Hall, Jones Event Space

For more information, contact Justin Khol at khol.4@osu.edu.

Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors.