Ohio State Newark aspires to promote learning, encourage area youth to attend college, address social issues and strengthen the community.

Education and learning


The cast on stage during Auditions Can Be Murder, Dude, and original play by theater director Edie Norlin.

Black Box Theater

Director by faculty member Edie L. Norlin, the Black Box Theater presents new shows twice per year, in the fall and in the spring. Auditions are open to all, and you'll find veteran actors performing alongside novice students in this community-based theater. 

Image showing border barriers that was on display at LeFevre Art Gallery

LeFevre Art Gallery

The LeFevre Art Gallery is a place where new ideas are explored, and where students are encouraged to discover, through the close study of artwork and other objects, the past and continued cultural importance of artworks and art making.

Youth Programs

Community events

These signature events are offered annually to the community, but we also have events year-round to inspire and educate our community. Check out the events calendar to see what is happening on campus.

Independence Day Concert and Fireworks

Independence concert and fireworks

Celebrate Independence Day with an evening of musical entertainment and a fireworks display. This free event is held annually on July 3.
A man stands at the front of the room, holding a microphone, speaker to a crowd.

Community Intercultural Relations Conference

Held annually in April, this conference explores the mores, norms and challenges of community members and residents of diverse backgrounds.
Thirteen member of Team Buckeye - Rolling for a Cure stand behind a bicycle on the Newark campus.


Support Ohio State Newark's peloton of students, faculty, staff and alumni as they ride to raise funds for cancer research.