News briefs – Aug. 8


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WILLARD CHURCH TO HOST FREE CHRISTIAN CONCERT – The Willard Hope Center will be featuring a free concert featuring some of Christian music’s most popular artist. The 8th annual Hopefest in downtown Willard will be held on Sunday, August 16, 2015 with music beginning at 4 p.m. The event will start at 1 p.m. with kid’s games, informational booths, cornhole tournament, and other activities.

Josh Wilson will headline the event with hit songs such as Before the Morning, Fall Apart, Carry Me, Pushing Back the Dark, I Refuse, and his current top 10 hit That was Then This is Now.

Christian Rock band, 7eventh Time Down will also be performing national hits such as Just Say Jesus, The One I’m Running To, and Promises. Also performing will be the band, Among the Thristy with their hits Completely and I Need a Savior.

UF OFFERS FREE POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSE – Free, with no strings, or even a final, attached. That’s the deal that The University of Findlay is offering to the public with a United States government-focused political science course.

This fall semester, which runs from Aug 17 through Dec. 3, Political Science 110 will be held from 6-8 p.m. each Tuesday in Old Main Room 305, which is accessible by an elevator located on the west side of the building. The survey course, a traditional offering that will again include enrolled UF undergraduates, will provide analysis of the context of national politics in the United States and the institutions of American national government. Topics such as the U.S. Constitution, Congress, civil liberties and elections will be addressed.

Instructing will be Robert Postic, Ph.D., associate professor of political science and chair of the Social, Behavioral and Justice Sciences Department. Postic began at UF in 2008, but has taught for 20 years. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Calvin College, a Master of Arts in theology/theological studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in American government and politics from Wayne State University.

University students will earn credit for the three-hour course by completing assignments outside of the classroom, engaging online and likely taking a final exam.

No enrollment or prep work is necessary for members of the public, who are welcome anytime to simply listen to or take part in class discussions; Postic hopes they’ll do the latter, thereby providing additional learning enrichment for all involved. Optional for the public is use of the textbook “American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials,” which can be bought, or rented for much less, at various online book retail sites, including the UF Bookstore at 1000 N. Main Street, just north of the Koehler Fitness and Recreation Complex.

UF COLLEGE OF PHARMACY HELPING ADDRESS COMMUNITY ADDICTION ISSUES – “Combatting Chemical Dependency: A Community Effort,” is a 14-week series of classes coordinated by The University of Findlay College of Pharmacy and sponsored by the University, Hancock County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services (ADAMHS), Hancock County Community Partnership and Hancock County Opiate Task Force. The series begins on Aug. 19 and will continue every Wednesday evening through Nov. 18 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The classes are free and open to the public.

According to Michael Milks, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, the series will aim to create an atmosphere of broad community ownership of addiction issues with a specific focus on how to become part of the solution. Participants may attend any number of the individual sessions as each will focus on a different perspective of the chemical dependency issue. In addition to faculty and staff from The University of Findlay and community agencies, presenters will include Andrew Webb, special agent, Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Ohio BCI and Jon Sprague, Ph.D., director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science.

MALONE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES NATHAN ALBURY MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP – Family and friends of Nathan Albury, a 2014 Malone University graduate, have created a scholarship to honor his memory. Albury passed away on June 16. His obituary read in part: “While he was working toward his degree, Nathan was employed at the Timken Company. His faith was nurtured at Sacred Heart Church in New Philadelphia and also in Clearwater, Florida at St. Michael’s Catholic Church. There, he volunteered in a variety of capacities, especially instrumental in the creation of a young adult group. Nathan was a 2nd degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of 4-H. Fishing, reading, traveling, fantasy sports, and cheering on Notre Dame were all hobbies of his. Most importantly, Nathan was a loving, kind hearted young man, always willing to lend a hand to anyone he encountered.” $500 will be rewarded annually until the scholarship is fully endowed at the $25,000 level. Awardees will be determined by the Office of Financial Aid at Malone University, and notified that the scholarship has been possible by the thoughtful planning and wishes of the Albury family.

Criteria for the scholarship include:

* The student is a graduate of New Philadelphia High School, New Philadelphia, Ohio;

* The student has financial needs;

* The student maintains an overall grade point average of 3.0

To apply for the scholarship, contact the Office of Financial Aid at 330-471-8159.

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