News in brief – 4/26/11

Published 9:43 am Tuesday, April 26, 2011

OUS to host Dixieland band

Ohio University Southern will host The Backyard Dixie Jazz Stompers at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Riffe Center Mains Rotunda.

Formed in 1984, The Backyard Dixie Jazz Stompers band is made up of musicians from the Huntington and Charleston areas. They play music in the style of New Orleans Dixieland Jazz.

They have been featured in performances around the tri-state area including: The Rusty Nail in Kent; Huntington Museum of Art Hilltop Festival; Taste of River Cities; West Virginia Pumpkin Festival; Lawrence County Kentucky September Fest; Huntington’s Saint Patrick’s Day Festivities; Marshall University Tailgate parties; aboard the West Virginia Belle; the Jewel City Sternwheeler and the P.A. Denny Riverboats; and the Jomie Jazz Center at Marshall University.

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Admission to the concert is free.

Tractor Show at Greenbo Lake set

GREENUP, Ky. — Greenup Old Tractors, Engines & Machinery (G.O.T.E.M.) will hold its annual Tractor Show on May 14 at Greenbo Lake State Resort Park.

The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the park’s community pool parking lot. All tractors are welcome along with hit and miss engines. Tractor registration is from 9-11 a.m.

There will be a tractor parade through the park at 11 a.m. Tractor games begin at 1 p.m. with a kiddies’ tractor pull followed by tractor games for adults. This event is free.

Greenbo Lake State Resort Park is on Ky 1, 18 miles north of I-64 from the Grayson exit or eight miles south of U.S. 23, the Country Music Highway on Ky 1. Greenbo Lake features the Jesse Stuart Lodge with 36 rooms, convention center and Anglers’ Cove Restaurant.

Call 1-800-325-0083 for more information.

MBA program offered at SSU campus

The University of Rio Grande, in cooperation with Shawnee State University and The Ohio State University’s South Centers, will be offering the University of Rio Grande Emerson E. Evans School of Business, MBA in Entrepreneurship program on the campus of Shawnee State University.

Anyone interested in enrolling in the Master of Business Administration degree is encouraged to attend one of the Tuesday informational meetings to learn more about the program. The meetings will be at 3:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. in SSU’s Kricker Hall, Room 150.

The MBA program with a concentration in Entrepreneurship is unique. It is the only program in the region that has partnered with The Ohio State University’s South Centers to provide local business with small business development counseling and MBA students with real world experiential learning opportunities.

Students who take the MBA program at Shawnee State University will be able to complete their work in two years (six semesters), while attending class on Tuesday evenings only. Each semester the student will be enrolled in two courses, one in the classroom and one online. This schedule was designed to allow students with work or family responsibilities the opportunity to participate with only a one evening per week classroom commitment.

Students wishing to enroll in the MBA program must currently posses a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university. Their degree does not need to be in business, as we recognize that entrepreneurs come from all academic disciplines. However, if they do not have a Business Degree the program may take them a little longer to complete as certain prerequisite business courses are required.

For more information about the MBA program, contact Jason R. Winters, director of the Center for Small Business Entrepreneurship at the University of Rio Grande at (800) 282-7201 ext. 7352 or e-mail For more information on the program, visit the Website at