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Lake Snowden is the Perfect Place for a Staycation

by Melinda Casilli

If you're staying local this Memorial Day Weekend, stop by Lake Snowden for some family fun! Lake Snowden is 675 acres of natural beauty and adventure. There is something for everyone with camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. 

How to Get Involved on Campus

by Melinda Casilli

As a new student, you might be wondering why you should get involved on campus. You've got enough going on with classes, studying and you might even work. So why would you add one more thing to your to-do list? 

4 Ways to Show Your College Student Some LOVE!

by Melinda Casilli

Valentine's Day is a fun day to show people in your life how much you love them. We've come up with four simple ideas to show your college student some extra love.

Students Take Part in 56th Annual Hocking Hills Winter Hike

by Melinda Casilli

On Saturday, January 15, 2022, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and Hocking Hills State Park hosted 2,485 hikers for the 56th Annual Winter Hike. The 6-mile hike follows the trail from Old Man's Cave to Ash Cave, the perfect backdrop to showcase the beauty of winter in our region. 

Pawpaws: the Fruit of Appalachia’s Heart

by Amanda Grinstead

The Pawpaw is one of the most unique fruits in American history. Indigenous to Eastern, Southern, and Midwestern United States, and cultivated in the Athens County, Ohio, area, it’s hard to believe that pawpaws have been around for generations and were once a critically important source of food for both Native Americans and early European settlers. George Washington is known to have cultivated pawpaws. It’s also been recorded that Lewis and Clark’s famous expedition of the West relied on pawpaws for sustenance when other sources of food failed. 

Hocking College Now Offering Bike Rentals and Outdoor Fitness Equipment

by Amanda Grinstead

Become one with the environment and get swept up in the scenery of the great outdoors by taking advantage of the new bike rental program from the Hocking College Nature Center.

Fast Track Your Way with QuickStart

by Amanda Grinstead

If you're a future hawk, make sure you've signed up to attend one of our QuickStart events! This is the time for new students to enroll in classes and meet our faculty. QuickStart can be a great social icebreaker to help students introduce themselves to their future faculty and fellow students.

Discover the Beauty of Lake Snowden

by Amanda Grinstead

Lake Snowden is a 675-acre education and recreation park, featuring the largest of fourlakes that form the Margaret Creek Conservancy District. The lake covers approximately 136-acres offering camping, boating, fishing, picnicking and swimming. The serene setting reveals natural beauty while maintaining the convenience of being just 5 miles from Athens, Ohio located in the village of Albany, Ohio. 

Learning to Teach Birds from a Bike at Hocking College

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Even though Wildlife Resources Management Program Manager Lynn Holtzman is retiring from Hocking College on July 2, he’ll still be involved in teaching people about Ohio wildlife.

Hocking College Hawks Esports Team Takes Flight

by Amanda Grinstead

NELSONVILLE, OHIO – December 15, 2020 Since its initiation into the world of esports in 2016, Overwatch exploded in popularity, with more than 50 million players worldwide.

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