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July 20, 2018
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The Year of the Liberal Arts
(WOUB) - No cake has been baked and no trumpets sounded -- it's not that kind of event.

But there is a celebration going on.

Ohio University is honoring past traditions by commemorating 2008 as the Year of the Liberal Arts.

Ben Ogles is the Dean of Arts and Sciences at O-U.

He's leading an effort to encourage the university community to more fully appreciate the benefits of studying the liberal arts.

Ohio University officials call the liberal arts a "vital and necessary foundation" for the school.

The celebration of the Year of the Liberal Arts here is part of a 10 year campaign by a national group trying to highlight the value of a liberal education.
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