OPIE Zone: Week 8

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Letter from the Director: featuring Kathryn Hille

Kathryn with Charlotte

Dear Students,

We have now entered the month of July – the middle of summer.  Don’t forget the Fourth of July celebrations. On Tuesday, July 3, Athens will have a fireworks display at 10 p.m. at the Market on State.  On Wednesday, July 4, Athens will have the “Fabulous Fourth Parade” at 9:30 in the morning, starting near the Ohio University College Gate. And, finally, the University will host a special concert titled “Celebrate America” on the College Green.  Have you been to the new Athens outdoor swimming pool yet?  Don’t forget, there is free admission on both July 3 and 4 from noon to 7 p.m.   If you want to know more about what is happening locally, visit the Athens County Visitors Bureau web site: http://athensohio.com/ 

Someone who knows quite a lot about Athens, Ohio is Ms. Kathryn Hille, OPIE Assistant Director for Testing & Placement.  If you have wondered how your test scores are used to place you in your classes, Kathryn is the person to see!  Her duties are: a) to oversee the testing of students (TOEFL, Composition Test, and English Placement Test) and b) to make sure that each student is placed into the appropriate level of study in OPIE.  She uses her knowledge of Athens and the University in her role as OPIE Advisor to our students.  She also teaches OPIE and assists with many other tasks in the OPIE office!

Kathryn came to Ohio via California (where she grew up) and China!  After college, she taught English in China for six years and then moved to Ohio in 2009 to work in OPIE. Here, she met her husband, Mr. Aaron Hille, another OPIE faculty member. Kathryn and Aaron have four children, ages 6, 5, 2, and 1.  Their family life is busy, but she said they “love it!” She enjoys working in OPIE because she feels it is a place where everyone truly wants to help the students succeed.  When she is not working, she is studying part-time in a Ph.D. program in Educational Research and Evaluation.  The things she learns in her classes help her with her testing duties in OPIE.  She feels that Athens is a beautiful town and a great place to raise a family.  She enjoys the local shops and places of interest such as Old Man’s Cave. One day, she hopes to own a Recreational Vehicle (RV) and travel throughout the U.S. and perhaps visit family in California!

Have a good month of July!

Best regards,

Dr. Krzic

 

New City Pool

As Dr. Krzic mentioned, Athens has a new city pool at 601 E. State Street!

 Here is some information from the brochure:

The new facilities include a leisure pool, a lap lane pool, a 12-foot diving pool with 2 diving boards, a splash pad, a tot pool for children 4 and under, and 2 waterslides.

  • If you decide to visit the new pool, the prices are as follows:

Daily Admission Fees:

 Children (3 and under) ……………………….Free
Youth (4-17)………………………………………..$5.00
Adults (18-59)……………………………………..$7.00
Senior (60 and older)………………………..$5.00

   Adult Lap Swim…………………………………. $3.00

  • You can also buy a punch card for 10 visits for $40 or 20 visits for $65.

Open Swim Hours:

Sunday – Friday……………………12:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday……………………………..11:00am-8:00pm

Adult Lap Swim Hours:

Monday – Friday……………………8:00am-9:15am
Monday – Friday……………………11:00am-11:45am (No 11am lap swim on Tues./Thurs.) Saturday……………………………….10:00am-10:45am

 

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