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Sep 2
First Multicultural Student Expo a hit
the first Ohio University Multicultural Student Expo took place on Thursday, Aug. 28. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion event attracted more than 700 multicultural students, faculty and staff.

Welcome back event to feature food, fun and a mechanical surfboard
New and returning Bobcats are invited to celebrate the start of another great year at Ohio University at “Welcome Back to Paradise,” which will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at South Beach on South Green.

Aug 28
Student at Southern Campus among top 20 finalists in Photoshop world competition
Benjamin Dean, a senior majoring in applied management at the Southern Campus, was named a top 20 finalist in the 2014 Photoshop World photography contest.

Thousands turn out for Campus Involvement Fair
Thousands of first-year students filled the College Green in anticipation of learning more about student organizations on Sunday, after a spirited procession Uptown led by the Marching 110.

Aug 27
Graduate Writing and Research Center expands student services
Tutors and subject librarians offer research and writing help to graduate and undergraduate students working on class papers, theses and dissertations, journal articles and school and job application materials.

Microsoft Office now free for OHIO students
Office 365 ProPlus now is available at no charge to all current OHIO students. The software can be installed on up to 5 devices.

Aug 26
New Wealth & Poverty Certificate tackles inequality and empowerment
Ohio University students have a new undergraduate certificate option starting this fall—Wealth and Poverty.

Shovel by shovel, an old home emerges in the forest
At what may be the oldest home site uncovered in Southeastern Ohio, people who lived about 4,000 years ago were mostly hunters and gatherers.

Undergrads present 'Microhabitat Use of the Big Levels Salamander'
Two Biological Sciences undergraduate students presented a paper at the 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists July 30 to Aug. 4 in Chattanooga, TN.

Aug 25
Intramural Sports registration underway now through Sept. 3
The Fall I Intramural Sports season kicks off Sept. 8. Registration for the season began today and runs through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

New International students welcomed to campus with orientation activities
Ohio University International Student and Faculty Services welcomed about 400 graduate, undergraduate and OPIE program students to campus over the past two weeks during the 2014 International Student Orientation.

Ohio University, City of Athens announce closure of Park Place, South Court Street
Ohio University is coordinating with the City of Athens to close Park Place and South Court Street during repair work to a water line that runs beneath the roadway.

President McDavis welcomes students back
In this message sent Monday, Aug. 25, to Ohio University students, President Roderick J. McDavis welcomes them back for fall semester 2014.

Aug 24
Campus Involvement Center hosting student events all semester
The Campus Involvement Center is kick-starting its “How-To Series” on Aug. 26 and will also be hosting an array of recurring events throughout the academic year for students with varying interests.

Class of 2018 welcomed at President’s Convocation for First-Year Students
Ohio University capped off Go Green Week with the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, welcoming the largest, brightest, most diverse, and, judging from the enthusiasm displayed at the event, one of the most spirited classes in the University’s 210-year history.

Zanesville Campus debuts Bobcat Blitz to welcome, prepare new students
The Zanesville Campus kicked off its first-ever Bobcat Blitz on Aug. 19, welcoming new students to the Ohio University family with informational sessions as well as opportunities to get acquainted with fellow classmates, faculty and staff, and representatives from the Ohio University Alumni Association.

Aug 22
Go Green volunteers help with move-in
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to OHIO this weekend, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will visit Athens.

Aug 21
OPIE hosts 35 Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program scholars
The Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program, which was hosted by The Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) at Ohio University, sponsored 35 distinguished scholars from all around the globe. It serves as an introduction to American academia and culture for the students.

The OHIO Guarantee and Extensions [VIDEO]
The latest installment of a video series intended to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure is now available on The OHIO Guarantee website.

Aug 18
OHIO looks to break world record with cardboard castle
This year, OHIO Recycling & Refuse with the help of Events, Campus Recreation and a handful of passionate community members, is hoping to prove bigger is indeed better by collecting 15,000 cardboard boxes to create the world’s biggest cardboard castle ever made — and all Bobcats are asked to help by turning in their boxes during move-in.

Aug 15
What you need to know about move-in weekend
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to Ohio University this month, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens starting on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Aug 14
Campus construction continues fall semester
Several construction projects which started this summer have been completed, but others will continue well into fall semester after students return. Motorists should use caution when navigating campus and be sure to follow posted detour signs to help ensure a smooth traffic pattern.

Go Green Week packed with events to welcome, prepare new, returning Bobcats
Ohio University’s Go Green Week kicks off Monday, Aug. 18, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. A variety of activities – from welcoming and orientation programs to social events – will be offered.

Aug 11
Ohio University junior wins #BobcatExperience Contest
Meg Omecene, a student in Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, has been named the winner of the “#BobcatExperience Contest,” earning the honor of delivering the official student welcome at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Aug 10
Residential Housing video outlines what OHIO students shouldn’t bring to campus
The latest video in Residential Housing’s “OHIO 101” web series notes some key items that new and returning Bobcats should not bring to campus with them.

Aug 6
Residential Housing web series explores how to set up your room (VIDEO)
Residential Housing debuts the second in its “OHIO 101” series of web videos designed to prepare the Class of 2018 as it prepares to be welcomed into Bobcat Nation.

Aug 4
Homecoming Court nominations sought; parade packets available
Nominations are being sought for this year’s Homecoming Court, and guidelines and entry forms for the annual Homecoming Parade are available. Ohio University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 6-11.

Residential Housing launches web series to prepare first-year students
Ohio University Residential Housing has launched a web series designed to prepare first-year students for their upcoming arrival on campus.

Student's research spans ozone levels to quantum dots
<br /><br />From observing ozone phenomena to building micro-scale devices, senior Helen Cothrel ’15 HTC Physics, explores her environment to the extreme. This summer she is working at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, CO, to study the Earth’s ozone layer.

Top graduating history major heads to Georgetown University Law Center
Jackson Lavelle '14, who was named the Top Graduating History Major and received an Eckes Prize in History, started graduate school at the Georgetown University Law Center. He earned a B.A. and double majored in History and Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

Jul 30
CATVision is going digital in August
The staff at CATVision are happy to announce that the campus cable television system will be upgraded to a digital high-definition (HD) format during the month of August.

Jul 28
Ohio University welcomes largest class of medical students in its history
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed the largest incoming class in its 39-year history Saturday, as 190 new medical students took part in a convocation ceremony and received their white coats.

Jul 17
High school students eager to learn at Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students
Twenty-seven high school students from the biggest cities across Ohio, and one student from California, eagerly listened to presentations delivered to them in Copeland Hall earlier this week to showcase what Ohio University and the College of Business has to offer as part of the 10th annual Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students.

Ohio University adds undergraduate energy engineering program
Ohio University has added a new bachelor of science degree program in energy engineering (EnE) to begin in fall 2014. Applications are currently being accepted.

Ohio University mechanical engineering seniors win fourth national assistive design competition
For the fourth time in six years, an Ohio University mechanical engineering senior design team has won first prize in the Ability One Design Challenge, a competition to design devices or systems to increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. The win brings total prize winnings by mechanical engineering design teams in recent years to more than $100,000.

Ping Center’s old weight equipment finding new homes in area school districts
The old weight equipment at the Ping Center is finding new homes at school districts throughout the area in order to make way for an expanded weight facility and new equipment at the University's recreation center.

Jul 16
Nelson Court closing July 19, Shively Court opening July 20
Nelson Court will close after dinner on Saturday, July 19 to allow for planned utility upgrades. Shively Court will open for lunch on Sunday, July 20.

Jul 11
Student Affairs holding #BobcatExperience Contest
The Division of Student Affairs is hosting the “#BobcatExperience Contest.” The Bobcat who submits the winning entry will speak at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Jul 9
Science Cafe and Cafe Conversations 2014-15 dates announced
Ohio University has announced the dates for the 2014-15 Science Cafe and Cafe Conversations series. Science Cafés and Cafe' Conversations are venues for students interested in informally sharing their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting.

Jun 26
ParkMobile parking changes take effect
Ohio University has soft launched the new meter system on part of the Athens Campus this week, and drivers can pay for parking at some meters with their smart phones using the ParkMobile app. The meters will continue going online next week and should be fully implemented by July 1.

Jun 25
OHIO implementing online sexual assault prevention program for incoming students
Ohio University is introducing and implementing Not Anymore, an interactive online program designed to prevent sexual assault and other interpersonal violence on campus, for first-year students.

The OHIO Guarantee and graduation video released
The next installment of a video series intended to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure is now available on The OHIO Guarantee website.

Jun 24
Ohio University launches new translational biomedical sciences doctoral program
Portion of $2 million Kopchick gift will support affiliated students, faculty

Jun 20
Campus Involvement Center awarded grant to assist students in recovery
The Ohio University Campus Involvement Center has been awarded $2,500 grant to assist students in recovery from substance use disorders and other addictive behaviors.

Jun 18
Five students on research externships in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Five Ohio University undergraduate students are in Cambodia this summer in a student-faculty collaborative “externship” project call “Imagining International Justice in Post-Genocide Cambodia.”

Scripps students covering World Cup from various cities
An exclusive partnership with the U.S. Soccer Federation and a separate partnership with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America has 18 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students interning in Brazil and throughout Europe to cover the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

WOUB, OHIO students recognized by regional National Academy of Television Arts And Sciences
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has recognized two WOUB productions and a School of Media Arts and Studies production with student production awards.

Jun 17
ParkMobile parking changes take effect
Ohio University has soft launched the new meter system on part of the Athens Campus this week, and drivers can pay for parking at some meters with their smart phones using the ParkMobile app. The meters will continue going online next week and should be fully implemented by July 1.

Jun 8
Student at Eastern Campus finds internship success with local hospital
Derek Deal, a bachelor of science in applied management major at Ohio University Eastern, secured an internship with the Barnesville Hospital and assisted in organizing the Employee Capital Campaign.

Jun 2
Biology intern fell in love with the wolves
High in the Rocky Mountains, John Buffington '15 fell in love with the wolves. Now the Wildlife and Conservation Biology major is sharing his passion through a comic book that he wrote and illustrated called Keyni—The First Walk.