February 1, 2016 at 8:00 pm

International News | Navigating the University Landscape, Baking Club, Bobcat Unity Walk

By Tanya Dovbnya
OPIE and A&S International Academic Advisor

The Ohio Program of Intensive English welcomes Ohio University faculty, staff and students to join OPIE events this week.

OPIE Conversation Hour: Valentine’s Day

What? Join the Conversation Hour and discuss how St. Valentine’s Day is celebrated around the world.

When and where? Monday, Feb. 15, 6-7 p.m. in the Bobcat Student Lounge (first floor Baker Center)

Navigating the University Landscape Workshop 2: Ohio University Resources

What? OPIE students admitted to Ohio University for undergraduate degrees at the Advanced and Pre-Academic Level are invited to attend the second workshop where students will explore available resources at Ohio University. Facilitator: Tetyana Dovbnya ( and Mark Sunderman.

When and where? Wednesday, Feb. 17, 10-11:30 a.m. in Gordy Hall 012

OPIE Baking Club Meeting

What? Do you like baking, or do you want to learn how to bake? Do you want to help international students practice English while doing something fun? If yes, come to the OPIE Baking Club meeting. If you are interested, contact Holly DeLong ( or Sandy Nesbitt (

When and where? Wednesday, Feb. 17, 12:45-2 p.m. at 1st Presbyterian Church on Court Street

OPIE Informational Meeting: Earning Your Degree at Ohio University

What? This session is for OPIE students who plan to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree at Ohio University. Specifically, it is for F-1 visa holders currently studying on language-training I-20s in all OPIE levels. Students will learn the steps required to take academic classes and to change the level (I-20). This session is sponsored by the Ohio University Office of International Student and Faculty Services, Undergraduate Admissions, and Graduate College.

When and where? Wednesday, Feb. 17, 5:15-6:15 pm in Bentley Hall 135

Bobcat Unity Walk: Celebrating Unity in Bobcat Diversity

What? Assign a starting point and route for your team’s walk to Baker Center. Represent your team with banners, flags, and clothing. All students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to join the Walk. The first 25o participants to arrive at the Baker Center Ballroom will receive Unity Walk Travel Mugs.

When and where? Thursday, Feb. 18, 4:00-5:30 pm in Baker Center Ballroom

OPIE Graduation Ceremony 2016

What? Join us as we celebrate those who successfully completed OPIE in Spring, Summer, or Fall Semester. Appetizers and beverages will be served afterward.

When and where? Friday, Feb. 19, 5:15-6:15 pm in the Nelson Dining Hall Banquet Room

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