OPIE Zone Newsletter: Week 1

Welcome to week 1 of the Spring 2019 OPIE Zone!

OPIE students, you are invited to participate in these activities offered by OPIE to help you improve your English, make friends, and have fun!

OPIE Student Activities

Global Conversation Partners Program

 

American and Non-OPIE students become conversation partners with OPIE students. Students spend at least one hour each week speaking English with their conversation partners. To sign up, complete the registration form at www.ohio.edu/convpartners and then wait for an email from us with information about how to meet your new partner.
International Conversation Hour

 

OPIE students get together with other people from Ohio University and practice their English skills in an informal and fun atmosphere. International Conversation Hour is an excellent opportunity to make friends and enjoy talking to people about different topics. International Conversation Hour is held in Jefferson Hall, Room 160.

 

OPIE Lecture Series

 

OPIE students gain a valuable experience of hearing academic lectures, practicing note-taking, and engaging in discussions through attending the Series. The lectures, given by university and community members, aim at helping the students adjust to university life, learn about activities and organizations in Ohio University and Athens, and become aware of some important issues in the community. The lectures are held in Tupper 304.
OPIE Ambassadors

 

OPIE Ambassadors represent OPIE at other Ohio University events, plan activities and projects for OPIE students, and communicate with many kinds of people from all over campus. If you are interested in being an OPIE Ambassador, e-mail Cecily (longc1@ohio.edu).
International Cultural Understanding Certificate  

 

The pursuit of this certificate broadens students’ cultural experiences and helps them gain other important professional skills for the future. By participating in the activities associated with the ICUC, students have the chance to build upon their cultural competency, learn about different ways of life, and improve their ability to communicate with a variety of people.

For more information about ICUC: 

College lunch invitation from the First Presbyterian Church:

First Presbyterian Church invites you to a free lunch for college students, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursdays beginning January 24, 2019.

All students are welcome, regardless of ethnic affiliation or religious preference.

Spring 2019

OPIE Calendar

Week Monday  Tuesday Wednesday Thursday  Friday  Saturday 
1 January 14

OPIE Orientation

Gordy 113

6-8 p.m.

15

Meet and Greet

16

First day of OPIE classes

17 18 19 Last day to check out of residence hall to receive 80% housing/dining refund
2 21 Martin Luther King Jr Day

No classes

22 23 24 25 Last day to receive 80% of registration fees for complete withdrawal from the University for spring semester 26

 

3 28 29 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160

6-7 p.m.

30 Developing Media Literacy

Kellye Blosser

2:00-3:00 pm

Tupper 304

31 February 1 Last day to waive Student Health Insurance/ Legal Services/ WellBeing fees 2

 

 

4 4 5 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160

6-7 p.m.

Great Ways to Meet People at OU, 

Makenzie Olaker

2:00-3:00 pm, Tupper 304

7 8 9

 

 

5 11 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160,

6-7 p.m.

12

 

13 14 15 16

 

 

6 18 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160, 6-7 p.m.

19 20  ALiCE Training

Officer John Stabler

2:00-3:00 pm

Tupper 304

21

Distribute Mid-Session Reports

22 23

 

 

7 25 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160

26 27 OPIE Graduation 

5:15-6:15

Walter Rotunda

28 March 1 2

 

 

8 4 5 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160, 6-7

Bystander Intervention(Women Only)

2:00-3:00 pm, Tupper 304

7 8 9

 

 

9 11 No Classes

Spring Break  

12 No Classes

Spring Break  

13 No Classes

Spring Break  

14 No Classes

Spring Break  

15 No Classes

Spring Break  

16 No Classes

Spring Break  

10 18 19 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160

6-7 p.m.

20

 

21 22

Bowling Night 

6-8 p.m.

Rollerbowl Lanes

23

 

 

11 25 26 27 Bystander Intervention (Men only)

2:00-3:00 pm, Tupper 304

28 29 30
12 April 1 2 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160, 6-7

3 4 5 6

 

13 8 9 International Conversation Hour

Jefferson Hall 160 , 6-7

10 11 12 13

 

14 15 16 17

 

18 19 20
15 22 23 24 25 Last day of OPIE classes English Placement Test, 9:00 a.m 26

.

27

End of OPIE term

TOEFL 

10:00 a.m.

 

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