Saturday, July 20 | 6-9 p.m. | Q&A 8:30 p.m. John Gilbert Reese Center | All Ages “First Man” Join Michael Stamatikos, PhD, in a special screening of “First Man,” the riveting story of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon, focusing on Ohio native Neil Armstrong and the years 1961-1969. A visceral, first-person account, this film is based on the book by James R. Hansen. For events scheduled at TheWorks go to: . Campus News Growing up near Hocking Hills, Parker Brown found himself pondering the familiar decision most first-year students make: staying close to home or moving away to attend school. Even with an acceptance letter in hand to another state institution with a direct admissions into their civil engineering program, Parker Brown still wanted to become a Buckeye. Brown was positive he was going to The Ohio State University, but he didn’t know which campus. After coming to Ohio State Newark before Columbus, he would learn it was the key to his success. “I wasn’t ready for college. I wasn’t mature enough. If I would have gone to Columbus, been thrown into those 700 people classes and not known my professors, it would have destroyed me. It would have taken my life on another path. It was good to come to Newark and ease my way into college,” said Brown. Brown began his academic career at Ohio State Newark in the fall of 2007. He spent one year at Newark before transitioning to Columbus. After taking his prerequisites for the engineering major, he realized the major was not for him. It was during his junior year he found his passion for the construction industry. Brown graduated in 2012 with a degree in construction systemmanagement, which led to an internship with AEP and one of the largest contractors in the country. After completing his co-op in Kansas, Brown decided he was a home-body and was ready to return to Ohio. Through his former mentor, he found a job working in the association world, which leap frogged him into new situations. He now represents the construction industry through the Association of Contractors of Ohio and works with the central Ohio chapter. “It’s great to meet people who are passionate about the industry,” said Brown on his rewarding career. “You get to meet many great people, and there is so much diversity in the industry. “I met a lot of people my first year that I am still friends with today.We shared a common goal of all wanting to get to Columbus,” said Brown on his experience at Ohio State Newark. “You experience the same quality of professors as Columbus. You can get your general education requirements accomplished early, and you can focus on your major. Coming to Ohio State Newark doesn’t shut the door, but opens the door to more opportunities.” Alumnus’ Unexpected Path Leads to Career Passion Blackbox Theater Announces 2019-20 Season — November 2019 — Daddy Long Legs Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster Book by John Caird, music and lyrics by Paul Gordon A family-oriented musical based on an orphan and her benefactor. Auditions: Sept. 3 & 4 Performances: Nov. 14-17, 21-24 Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International — April 2020 — Five Mile Lake A drama by Rachel Bonds about the complicated relationship between two brothers, one who left home, the other who stayed. Auditions: Jan. 28 & 29 Performances: April 4-6, 11-14 Presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Would you like to be added to our mailing list? Please email Edie: Curtain time for all evening performances is 7:30 p.m. The Ohio State University at Newark andTheWorks: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology are partnering to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing with a variety of space-themed activities in July. The public is invited to discover the process behind landing a man on the moon and celebrate the inspiration and achievements of the Apollo program. Events scheduled at Ohio State Newark: Tuesday, July 16 | 9:32 a.m. | All Ages Commemorative Rocket Launch Participate in Space Camp’s Global Launch to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch that landed humans safely to the moon and back. Bring your own air (straw or stomp) or pressurized water rocket to launch to help meet Space Camp’s goal of launching 5,000 model rockets simultaneously across the globe.Watch as Ohio State Newark launches a 1/70th scale Saturn V rocket which is more than 5 feet tall and has an engine motor range for a maximum of 430 feet. This event is weather dependent. Launch will take place near the T. J. Evans Bike Path, east of the John L. and Christine Warner Library and Student Center, 1219 University Drive, Newark, Ohio. Free and open to the public.