Ohio State University, Newark Campus

The Ohio State University at Newark

Disciplina in civitatem
(Latin, "Education for

Established 1957
Type Public
Land Grant
Sea Grant
President E. Gordon Gee
Dean William L. MacDonald(Dean/Director)
Admin. staff 135 full and part time faculty
(Newark campus)

2,183 full and part time
(Newark campus)
57,748 (all

Undergraduates 1,765 full-time and 323 part-time (Newark campus),
44,307 (all campuses)
Postgraduates 38 full-time and 57 part-time (Newark campus),
14,441 (all campuses)
Location Newark, Ohio, United States

155 acres (Newark campus),
15,311 acres (61.96 km2)

(total all campuses)
Athletics varsity, club, & intramural sports
(Newark campus)

Scarlet and Gray



Mascot Titans
Website www.newark.osu.edu

The Ohio State University at Newark campus in Licking County, Ohio is a coeducational public university founded in 1957 as the first OSU regional campus. During its early years, classes were held at an old Newark High School. In 1966, over one million dollars pledged by 7,000 local citizens to match funds from the state legislature supported the cost of buying 155 acres (0.63 km2) of land and constructing the first building, Founders Hall, which opened in 1968.

Since Founders Hall opened, it has become home to classrooms, general administrative and faculty offices, labs and the library. Hopewell Hall, opened in 1976, and includes labs, a student lounge area, classrooms, faculty offices, the cafeteria, the bookstore, financial aid and fees and deposits. Adena Hall was completed in 1978 and contains the gymnasium and workout facilities, classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices. In autumn 1986, the student apartment complex opened and in 1988 the Child Development Center was built. LeFevre Hall, opened in 1993, and is home to technical education, performing arts and faculty offices. The Reese Center, one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the country, opened in October 2004 and contains classrooms, a 600-seat auditorium, a ballroom and conference center, the Cyber Café, faculty offices, labs and the executive board room. Currently, the Ohio State Newark is the largest of the OSU regional campuses with 50 distinguished faculty members and a student body of 2,100.

Since 1971, the OSU Newark campus has partnered with Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) to share higher education complex and to help meet the state’s growing need for skilled technicians. The Newark Campus Library, now located on the first floor of the Warner Center, is a cost-shared department serving the communities of OSU Newark and COTC. The Library houses about 50,000 print volumes, 375 serial subscriptions, over 36,000 microforms, 1000 audio tapes/CDs and video cassettes/DVDs, 1,200 maps. In addition, as part of the Ohio State University library system and the OhioLINK consortium, the Library provides access to over 9 million unique items including 19,000 e-books and nearly 6,000 full text electronic journals.

The Martha Grace Amphitheatre was reopened in 1999 at The Ohio State University-Newark campus. It was named after the mother of J. Gilbert Reese and the Gilbert Reese Family Foundation who donated the money to rededicate the amphitheatre and make it open to the public. Because it is opened to the public the Martha Grace Amphitheatre also holds weddings and other types of large events for people in the community.

For the students of The Ohio State University-Newark campus, it offers them a place to relax and enjoy the scenery surrounding the amphitheatre which includes a large pond that has a walk-way across it, as well as a very nice fountain at the entrance to the amphitheatre. It is located in the middle of the Newark campus next to Adena Hall making it convenient for all students.

Due to some of the free concerts the Newark Advocate has rated it one of the top 25 things to do in Licking County. Several bands play there every year from The Ohio State Marching Band to Grammy nominees Restless Heart and Styx.


Campus Administration

  • Dean & Director - Dr. William L. MacDonald
  • Associate Dean - Dr. Paul D. Sanders
  • Assistant Dean - Dr. Katherine Borland

Academic programs

The Ohio State University at Newark offers the best of the Big Ten educational experience including a rich research heritage and academic excellence. Students at Ohio State Newark can complete bachelor’s degree programs in education, nursing (RN to BSN), general business, English, history and psychology. Students can also complete master’s degrees in Early/Middle Childhood (M.Ed.) and in Integrated Teaching and Learning (M.A.), and can complete most of the coursework necessary for a master’s degree in social work (M.A.). For other Ohio State degree programs, students can complete many of the course requirements here in Newark and then transfer to the main campus in Columbus,Ohio. The Fisher College of Business gives juniors and seniors the option of taking classes online or during the evening.

Academic Advising Staff

  • Kyle Morgan - Director (2nd-4th yr. Business majors & Continuing Education Students)
  • Karen Prost - Advisor (2nd-4th yr. Early/Middle Childhood Education majors & Education Graduate Students)
  • Marilyn Barber - Advisor (1st-2nd yr. Education majors, Human Ecology & Social Work majors)
  • Greg Halbe - Advisor (2nd-4th year Social & Behavioral Science and Humanities majors; all Arts majors)
  • C.R. Barclay - Advisor (Communications, Journalism & Professional Golf Management)
  • Linda Matthews - Advisor (Biological Science & Health Science majors)
  • Cherie Snyder - Advisor (Agriculture, Natural Resources, Engineering, Architecture, Math & Physical Science majors)
  • Leslie Dowler - Advisor and Retention Counselor (Exploration students)
  • Rachael Bailey - Advisor (1st year Business, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Humanities majors)
  • Cheryl Matney - Office Manager
  • Elizebeth Edwards - Student Records Manager

The list of majors and programs at the Newark campus includes:

Department of Psychology

Undergraduate students can complete major or minor in psychology on the Newark Campus of OSU. Students can pursue a B.A. or B.S. in psychology.

Psychological Areas of Study: Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Educational/School Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Health Psychology, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Personality Psychology, Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology, Quantitative Psychology, and Social Psychology.

Core Faculty

  • Dr. Amy B. Brunell - Social Psychology
  • Dr. Jill Coleman - Social Psychology
  • Dr. Julie Hupp - Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. Melissa K. Jungers - Cognitive/Experimental Psychology
  • Dr. Marilee Martins - Neuroscience/Physiological Psychology

Contributing Faculty

  • Dr. Sara Staats - Experimental Psychology (Professor-Emeritus)
  • Dr. Janice N. McLean - Clinical/Counseling Psychology (Senior Lecturer)
  • Ms. Debby Miller, M.A. - Animal Companion Behavior (Senior Lecturer)
  • Ms. Elizabeth Weiss, M.S. - Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Senior Lecturer)
  • Dr. Renee Patrick - Developmental Psychology
  • Dr. David Pryzbyla - Social Psychology
  • Ms. Courtney Van Arsdalen, M.A. - Clinical Psychology


The Ohio State Newark/COTC Athletic Department provides athletic, recreation, and fitness opportunities for students of COTC and Ohio State Newark. Student-athletes participate in competition through the Ohio Regional Campus Conference. The Newark Campus offers eight athletic teams including women’s volleyball, soccer, basketball, and softball, and men’s soccer, basketball, and baseball. Golf is also offered as a co-ed sport (all tournaments played from men's tees). The mascot nickname is Titans. The teams involve approximately 120 students in athletic activities annually. In 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2009 the department claimed the Ohio Regional Campus Conference's All-Sports Award, given annually to the most successful regional campus athletic program in Ohio.

The Athletic Department operates with a full-time Athletic Director and part-time coaching staff of 17 and employs approximately 15 part-time student workers.

Athletic Director - Bret Whitaker

Head Coach Women's Volleyball - Sharon Adams

Head Coach Women's Soccer - Rich Meiling

Head Coach Men's Soccer - VACANT

Head Coach Men's Basketball - VACANT

Head Coach Women's Basketball - Brent Urdarovski

Head Coach Men's Baseball - Dale Carpenter

Head Coach Women's Softball - Bruce Moore

Head Coach Golf - Steve Gilbert

Student life

The Division of Student Life operates the offices of Student Activities, Multicultural Affairs, Career Services, Disability Services, Counseling Services, University Housing, Athletics & Recreation, and Campus Dining Services

Division Administration:

  • John M. Berry, Ph.D. - Vice President & Dean of Students
  • Elaine Stevens - Executive Assistant to the Vice President
  • Holly Mason - Assistant Director of Student Life
  • Marilyn Lees - Assistant to the Assistant Director
  • Vorley M. Taylor, M.A. - Manager of Multicultural Affairs
  • Derek Thatcher - Director of Career Services
  • Connie Zang - Director of Disability Services
  • Bret Whitaker - Coordinator of Athletics, Physical Education, & Recreation
  • Lance Ginn - Housing Coordinator
  • Casey Ray - Manager of Student Activities
  • DeeDee Fetters, PCC-S, NCC - Coordinator of Counseling Services
  • Pam Napper, Manager - Barnes & Noble at Newark
  • Denise Winke, Assistant Manager - Barnes & Noble at Newark
  • Katherine O'Neill - Assistant Director, Campus Dining Services

Student Organizations

Student Governments

  • Student Government of the Newark Campus

The Student Government of the Newark Campus was founded in 2000 by Christopher G. Hempfling (President), Robert A. Persinger (Vice President) Blake C. Zitko (Secretary) and Brian Stout (Chief Justice). The SGNC was established to work on behalf of the student population on the Newark Campus. Meeting with campus administration, hosting campus-wide events and activities and working with faculty to help the students at OSU-Newark and COTC achieve the best college experience while on campus.

The SGNC is led by the Student Body President who is assisted by a Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and a cabinet including a Chief of Staff and other select positions determined by the sitting President. The Student Government also operates a Judicial Branch led by a Chief Justice and 3 to 6 Associate Justices.

Laraine Tumblin is the current SGNC President.

Previous SGNC Presidents:

  • Christopher G. Hempfling
  • Blake C. Zitko
  • Angela Mitchell
  • Stephanie Volbrecht
  • COTC Student Council - Pataskala Campus

The Student Council on the Pataskala Campus of COTC serves the students of the campus by producing events, facilitating discussion with campus administration, and promoting student philanthropy.

The current Pataskala Campus Student Council President is Matthew Thomas.

  • COTC Student Council - Coshocton Campus

The Student Council on the Coshocton Campus of COTC serves the students of the campus by producing events, facilitating discussion with campus administration, and promoting student involvement in community service and service-learning.

The current Coshocton Campus Student Council President is Deana Van Sickle.

Student Activities Boards

  • Newark Campus Activities Board

The Newark Campus Activities Board coordinates and produces activities and events on campus for students, faculty and staff. The Activities Board is made up of students from both OSU-Newark and COTC.

The current President of the Campus Activities Board is Sarah Hackemoeller.

  • Newark Residence Hall Activities Board

The Newark Residence Hall Activities Board coordinates and produces activities and events on campus students in the Residence Halls.

The current President of the Campus Activities Board is Kimberlyn Schott.

Special Interest Clubs

  • Introspect Psychology Club

Introspect promotes and enhances the educational and social achievements of psychology students at Ohio State Newark and the interest in the study of Psychology.

The current President of Introspect is Caitlin Myers.

Multicultural Clubs

  • Ebonye Horizons

Ebonye Horizons is a multicultural club on the Newark Campus which promotes African American culture, customs and traditions.

The current President of Ebonye Horizons is Talisha Moore.

  • Student Cultural Council

The Student Cultural Council produces and coordinates activities and events on campus dedicated to understanding different cultures, customs and countries around the world.

The current President of the Student Cultural Council is Jazemon Woodfolk.

Sports Clubs

  • Ohio State Newark/COTC Club Football

Club Football is open to any student enrolled in at least one credit hour at either Ohio State Newark or COTC. Since it is a club, it is student-led, student-run, and student-goverened. All costs are covered by club members through fundraising efforts, club membership dues, and sponsorships/donations. Games are regular tackle football played under NCAA rules and are played against other competitive club football teams, as well as NAIA, NJCAA, and NCAA JV teams.

2010 marked the inaugural season for the club. The team finished with a 4-6 record, including a 22-0 victory over The Ohio State University club football team. All home games are played at Licking Valley's Randy Baughman Stadium. The current President of Ohio State Newark/COTC Club Football is Levi Albrecht.

  • Club Cheerleading

Recently formed during Spring Quarter 2011.

Intramural Sports and Recreation

Intramural sports provide an opportunity for students to participate on a team and compete once or twice a week with other students. Adena Hall serves as an athletic facility for campus and community events. The gymnasium and two conditioning rooms are available for a variety of recreational activities. Adena Hall is open throughout the day and evening for recreational use by students, faculty, and staff of the Newark Campus. Participants are able to spend their free time enjoying basketball, volleyball, weight training, walking, and jogging. Basketball, soccer, flag football, and walking trails can be enjoyed on the outdoor facilities.

Table of contents

Oxley's operates The Table of Contents in the John & Christine Warner Library & Student Center. Students often come in to relax, study, and do homework. There is a spacious dining area, lounge and student space. Staff is led by Chef Forrest Shirkey, Managing Director and in the coming years, the staff will be strictly culinary arts students, as OSU Newark is schedule to have a new culinary arts program.

Pizza, sub grinders, a salad bar, French fries, a taco bar, hamburgers, and chips are some examples of the food items offered. Also offered at the Table are many desserts such as cookies, ice cream, soft serve ice cream, rice crispy treats, and brownies. The food is made at the time someone orders it, and it is not precooked. Oxley’s also operates the Cyber Cafe in the John Gilbert Reese Center and catering service.

Barnes & Noble at Newark

Barnes & Noble is the official bookstore on the Newark Campus. Students can get their text books along with OSU, COTC, and Titan Athletics merchandise (hoodies, sweats, T-Shirts, etc.).


External links

Coordinates: 40°04′13″N 82°26′55″W / 40.070321°N 82.448702°W / 40.070321; -82.448702

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