Stamaticos; Newark’s SciDome Receives High Impact Program Award

Located in Newark at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology, the SciDome hosts immersive experiences “from astronomy to zoology,” according to OSU Newark Associate Professor of Astronomy and Physics and Scientific Director by The Works, Mike Stamatikos, PhD. SciDome is a partnership between OSU Newark and The Works.

Stamatikos’ goal has been to spark interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects to inspire the next generation of Central Ohio’s STEM professionals, while encouraging culture. scientist in the community as a whole. According to OSU Newark’s press release, SciDome is helping support the following efforts:

“Increase science literacy in underserved rural communities and underrepresented populations in Appalachia; provide access to informal science education for all ages; encourage success in STEM for students and educators; and contribute to citizen science by using local landmarks such as Newark Earthworks and John Glenn Astronomy Park for potential scientific discoveries.

This $1,000 award is part of Ohio State’s Outreach and Engagement Awards, recognizing “outstanding achievement by faculty, staff, and/or student-led programs/initiatives focused on partnerships and leadership.” ‘community-university impact’.

On December 31, volunteers from the Columbus Flyers set up 19 professional-grade baskets at the Lobdell Reserve in Alexandria.

Alexandria: The Columbus Flyers invest in the Lobdell Reserve disc golf course

In response to athlete feedback, the Columbus Flyers Disc Golf Club supported the Lobdell Disc Golf Course by installing nineteen new Innova Discatcher baskets. These baskets meet Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) standards and Lobdell Reserve continues to boast one of the best disc golf venues in Ohio.

The Flyers are a Columbus-area non-profit organization focused on promoting the sport of disc golf in central Ohio by designing, installing and maintaining regional courses. Lobdell hosts the Flyers for two major tournaments each year.

Lobdell Reserve Disc Golf Course is located at 5474 Battee Rd, Alexandria.

Musician 1st Robert Kurth will return home to Ohio on April 22 for a concert with the US Navy band Sea Chanters

Ohio Native returns home; The US Navy Chorus will perform in Newark

On April 22, Newark will host the Sea Chanters, the official choir and one of five key subgroups of the US Navy Band. The Sea Chanters sing for presidents, congress, and the military as well as foreign officials. The free concert at the Midland Theater in Newark starts at 7 p.m.

Since 1925, the US Navy Band has embarked on an annual tour from its base at the Washington Navy Yard in DC. This year, as part of the Sea Chanters tour, St. Clairsville native Robert Kurth is excited to return home to Ohio. Now bearing the rank of “Musician 1st,” Kurth graduated from Heidelberg University in Tiffin in 2003 and joined the Sea Chanters in 2014. He holds a Masters Degree in Choral Conducting from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh.

Jack Long guides a young man through archery.

Licking Park District names Jack Long “Volunteer of the Year”

The Licking County Park District has chosen Jack Long as the recipient of the annual “Volunteer of the Year” award for 2021. Below is a statement from the organization:

“Jack Long began volunteering in 2018 when he earned his Ohio Certified Naturalist certification. Always exceeding expectations, Jack participated in advanced training for his marksmanship instructor certification. bow and manages our archery trailer at events. Jack is a patient and fun instructor who is passionate about helping children develop the right techniques. Jack volunteers for every paddle sport opportunity and is committed and inspired people of all ages to learn more about kayaking, canoeing and stand-up paddling Jack contributed his considerable carpentry skills to building a desk and shelving for our office and helped to putting a new roof on our restrooms at the Taft Preserve He regularly volunteers for citizen science, special events, programs, conservation stewardship and trail maintenance projects.

Sen. Jay Hottinger, R-Newark.

Senator Hottinger receives Andrew Carnegie Award

COLUMBUS—The Ohio Library Council (OLC) presented the Andrew Carnegie Award to State Sen. Jay Hottinger (R–Newark) on Wednesday. The award honors “government officials who have demonstrated outstanding support for public libraries and their efforts to provide quality public library services to all Ohioans,” according to the board of trustees. CLO.