Oct 23, 2012
Compiled by George Mauzy
With just 20 days remaining before the 2012 Presidential Election, President Barack Obama's campaign stopped at Ohio University's College Gate.
With more than 14,000 university and community members in attendance, Obama made history by becoming the first sitting president to speak on campus since Lyndon B. Johnson spoke in the same location in 1964. The event was sponsored by the Ohio University College Democrats.
President Barack Obama speaks to a crowd of more than 14,000 on Ohio University's College Green on Oct.17, 2012. Photo by Brien Vincent.
Ohio University students show their support for President Obama with their signs and T-shirts. Photo by Ben Siegel.
President Barack Obama greets Ohio University student Shannon Welch, a senior majoring in political science and minoring in French, and the president of the Ohio University College Democrats. Photo by Brien Vincent.
Athens Ohio Mayor Paul Wiehl welcomes President Obama to Athens on the Ohio University College Green. Photo by Ben Siegel.
Pete Souza, chief official White House photographer and assistant professor in visual communications at Ohio University, photographs President Obama during the campaign rally. Photo by Ben Siegel.
Ohio University students watch the presidential motorcade from Scott Quad Residence Hall. Photo by Ben Siegel.
President Obama is photographed with an iPad by Patton College of Education Dean Renee Middleton while he shakes hands after his speech. Photo by Ben Siegel.
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis (left) shakes hands with former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland before President Obama delivers his Oct. 17 campaign speech. Photo by Ben Siegel.