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Campus preview tours begin

High school seniors from throughout the Tri-State thinking about attending Ohio University Southern got the opportunity to tour the campus Friday morning at its first campus preview day.

“This gives prospective students the chance to come see the campus, eat lunch, get to know some folks and even apply if they want to,” OUS recruiter Eric McLaughlin said. “We’ve done tours before, but this is the first time we’ve actually had a day set up like this.”

The campus preview day brought in 45 students as three groups were taken around to see different parts of the campus before meeting back for lunch.

Don Moore, director of the electronic media program at OUS took one of the groups of students around the third floor of the Riffe Center, the electronic media floor, where he showed and spoke to the students about the David E. Carter Museum and Creativity Center, TV studio and campus radio station as part of the tour.

“I love encouraging young people because we live in an area in which sometimes they feel like they can’t be successful because it’s part of Appalachia,” Moore said. “There are a lot of success stories from here. Just because they are from here, grew up here or are going to stay here doesn’t mean that they can’t be successful.”