2016 Alden Open [Video/Photo Essay] – OHIO University Libraries

2016 Alden Open [Video/Photo Essay]


For Kelsey Braman, a sophomore in early childhood education, and her father, Ken Braman, an OHIO alumnus, the Alden Open was a way to do a new activity in a place where they have both spent plenty of time.

“I think we both have spent a lot of time in the Library, so it’s fun to do something other than studying here,” Ken, who graduated from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1989, said.

On Nov. 5, the third, fourth and fifth floors of the Library were transformed into an 18-hole mini golf course for Dads Weekend. Alden Library was filled with students and their families laughing and catching up over a round of golf.

Riley Lownes, an undecided freshman, golfed with his father Charlie Lownes, who traveled from Cleveland for Dads Weekend.

Charlie said he not only enjoyed the golf, but he also liked to see the space where his son spends his time.

“He lives in the Library more often than not,” he said.

Riley said he comes to the Library when he is looking for a less chaotic place to get work done—“just to have a quiet, common space to study, other than your dorm because dorms can get crazy.”

Families could play nine or 18 holes of the course, which featured obstacles such as ramps, globes and even giant pepperoni. The event served as a way for students to spend quality time with their families while showing them around the Library.

Photos from the event are below. Read to learn more about the students and families who attended the 2016 Alden Open.