My name is Kaity and I am a junior, Biology major at The Ohio State University at Lima. I am originally from Ada, OH. This upcoming year you are going to hear from a variety of students on the Lima campus about their experiences at Ohio State. I wanted to start off the blog this year by introducing myself and telling you about my summer and the start of classes!
To start off my summer, I saw my older brother graduate from The Ohio State University at the Ohio Stadium, which, even though it was crazy hot for the beginning of May, was awesome! It was really cool to see my brother receive his diploma from his dream school and to hear President Gee and President Obama speak. The rest of my summer consisted of working, taking summer classes and going to a few Cincinnati Reds games. As far as jobs go, I have two. I am a University Ambassador here on campus so I worked all the orientations and met all of the new freshmen. I also work at a movie theatre and popcorn company in Bluffton so I made A LOT of popcorn and watched a lot of different movies that came out this summer. Luckily, taking summer classes wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be! That was partly due to the classic mythology class I took with Scott Fisher, which if any of you have taken any of his classes you know they are never boring! The Cincinnati Reds games were especially fun because I had never been to one before so it
was a really cool new experience! We also got some bobble heads and saw the 4th of July fireworks show they have after the game!
Before classes started I went to the First-Year Experience/Passport to Lima event at the Allen County Fair which was the Josh Turner concert. It was great! Thompson Square opened up for Josh Turner and put on an awesome show! Josh Turner didn’t disappoint either, singing many of his classic and earlier songs as well as some of his new songs from his new album. If you don’t know about First-Year Experience at Ohio State check it out! It is an awesome program to get freshmen (and all students) acquainted and active on campus! With Passport to Lima, Ohio State realizes college students don’t have a lot of extra funds to be able to do some cool things around Columbus and Lima, so the program finds events that will give them discounted or free tickets for students. Hence Josh Turner!
Once classes started I participated in different Welcome Week activities here at the Lima campus as well as in Columbus. I attended the Involvement Fair to check out some of the clubs offered on our campus and get a yummy free hot dog lunch. Later that night I went to Columbus for a free The Band Perry concert. I saw a lot of great friends that have transitioned to the Columbus campus the past couple of years and had a great time enjoying the concert with some of my best friends from Lima Campus.
Now that we’re in the second week of classes I’m feeling pretty optimistic about the rest of the semester! My classes are going well and I’m enjoying them for the most part. I hope all of you are enjoying your classes and your experiences here at Ohio State Lima and I wish you the best of luck this school year!Kaity