As you can probably tell from my posts, I go to school at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. It features a beautiful campus that has really grown on me since I’ve started going to school here in the fall. One day after a snow storm I felt compelled to try out my new camera by taking pictures of various parts of campus. Since I can’t think of anything else to blab about until the
Might as well start where I live, which is the section of campus known as West Green.
It features a variety of dorm buildings, including my residence James Hall
You can find a lot of cool landmarks on the nearby College Green
At the entrance you’ll find the Class Gateway
Also on College Green there is the Galbreath Chapel
It was built by OU alumnist and former Pirates owner John Galbreath and he named it after his wife. At the end, where the campus becomes uptown Athens, you’ll find the Alumni Gateway.
Once you leave College Green and head where the academic buildings are, you’ll see Scripps Hall where budding journalists such as myself learn our craft.
On the south part of campus you’ll find this nice little park that was frozen over from the storm.
Past that you’ll see the Ping Fitness Center, where you’ll find me when I’m not covering stuff or studying.
Nearby is the “Crowned Jewel of the Mid-American Conference,” and home to the Ohio Bobcats football team, Peden Stadium.
Located on the banks of the Hocking River, the picturesque stadium which has stood since 1929 is among one of the oldest in Division 1 football. It is even been referred to as “The Wrigley Field of football.” The day I stopped by, it stood frozen, waiting for September to roll around.
Across from Peden, and right behind my dorm, is the home of Bobcat basketball, volleyball, and a host of other things, the Convocation Center.
Built in the mid 1960s, it is a funky place to watch an event to say the least. From the outside it looks like the old Houston Astrodome. The cavernous interior featuring a system of catwalks hanging from the roof makes me think of Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay. The one-tier seating design gives me memories of the old Mellon Arena in Pittsburgh.
With pitchers and catchers reporting next week, I’m excited to get back to blogging about baseball. Until then keep it tuned to the twitter (@suhlmann12) for more.