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Apr 20
Free concert to be held at Ohio University Zanesville
The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its spring semester concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Elson Hall auditorium.

Russ College students create for good through local bike path design
When Ohio University repairs a damaged section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway this summer, it will be long-lasting thanks to the expertise of civil engineering graduate students.

Apr 17
100 students, record 72 school districts participate in Teacher Recruitment Consortium
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center held its annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium event Monday, April 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Campus Rec, Intramural Sports to host fifth annual Battleship April 26
Ohio University Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports are hosting the fifth annual Battleship event Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.

Southern Campus students earn high honors at Research Expo
When the spring Student Research Expo was held at Ohio University’s Athens Campus, Southern Campus students who competed came away with two top awards: first place in the Appalachian Rural Health Institute and first place in the Regional Campus category.

Apr 16
VisCom student places in OHIO College of Education video contest
Earlier this semester, Chris Pinchot, an Ohio University Scripps College of Communication senior studying interactive design and interactive media in the School of Visual Communication, won second place in the Patton College of Education’s “Why Public Education is Important” video contest.

Knight fellowship awarded to illustrator Daniel Garrow
Award-winning illustrator and informational graphic designer Daniel Garrow has been named the 2015-16 Knight Fellow in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.

OHIO Media Arts & Studies students to host SXSW panel discussions
Following last month’s trip to the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, 24 Ohio University students will be hosting two panel discussions to share about their experiences.

Students share global experiences during International Week panel
An “Experiencing Diversity Abroad” panel discussion was held April 13 as part of Ohio University's International Week and featured five Bobcats who have traveled domestically and internationally through OHIO global opportunity and outside affiliate programs.

Apr 14
April 23 throwback event to include free concert by the Ying Yang Twins
“TBT with UPC and BSCPB,” featuring a free concert by hip hop duo the Ying Yang Twins, will be held Thursday, April 23, beginning at 5 p.m. on South Green’s South Beach.

Apr 13
Alumni discuss alternative career paths for English majors
The Ohio University Department of English hosted its second annual Futures in English Symposium on Friday in Alden Library to demonstrate to its students that anything is possible with an English degree.

OPIE students visit the Laurels of Athens
The class is currently examining the American family, and having a chance to talk personally with older Americans off-campus gave the OPIE students a chance to learn about local American families.

OUPD to remove abandoned bikes in June
The Ohio University Police Department will remove all abandoned bikes on the Athens campus in June.

Out of the Darkness Walk to prevent suicide is Sunday
The Bobcats for Suicide Prevention Campaign will host its first annual Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, April 19. The student-organized walk promotes awareness and seeks to end stigmas surrounding depression, suicide and other mental disorders.

Students support a tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
In August 2015, the Ohio University Athens Campus will become tobacco-free. In this video, students voice their support for the initiative.

UPC bringing ‘Zoo to yOU’ on April 16
UPC will be holding “Zoo to yOU” from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at South Beach on the South Green of Ohio University’s Athens Campus. The event will include camel rides, a petting zoo, exotic animals and more.

Apr 10
Bobcat Battalion cadets continue development into future lieutenants through critical thinking
The Ohio University Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion conducted their annual Spring Leadership Development Exercise March 27-28.

Cutler Scholars Program hosts Senior Mentor Dinner
Senior Cutler Scholars, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate and honor the Scholar’s mentors during the 2015 Cutler Scholar Mentor Dinner on March 19.

Apr 9
Jim Eno of Spoon to visit OHIO April 14
The Scripps College of Communication and the School of Media Arts & Studies will host Jim Eno, drummer and producer for the critically acclaimed band Spoon, on Tuesday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Glidden Music Hall.

Journalist Elizabeth Becker to speak at International Week event April 17
Renowned journalist and author Elizabeth Becker will speak as part of International Week at Ohio University on April 17 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge occupation in Cambodia.

Apr 7
Southern Campus social work students lead hygiene campaign
Ohio University Southern's newly formed Student Social Work Association recently held a hygiene drive, collecting nearly 600 donated items for local middle school students.

Apr 6
OHIO students set to begin research with help of Fulbright Award
Three Ohio University students recently found out that they would have the opportunity to conduct research projects funded by the prestigious Fulbright Award in nations across the world.

Ohio University RecycleMania gets ready for Recyclympics
Ohio University’s RecycleMania is preparing for its final event, Recyclympics, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 8, 9 and 10 on South Beach on South Green.

Teacher Recruitment Consortium scheduled for April 13
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will host the annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Monday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Apr 3
CLDC offering several courses during 2015-16 academic year
Ohio University students can earn academic credit while preparing for their futures with a career course taught by the Career and Leadership Development Center.

Kosher-friendly foods available across campus during Passover
Ohio University Culinary Services will serve kosher-friendly food items at Nelson Court and Shively Court during Passover from the evening of Friday, April 3 to the evening of Saturday, April 11.

OHIO students, organizations honored at Leadership Awards Gala
Approximately 30 Ohio University students and a handful of student organizations were recognized April 1 during the 32nd annual Leadership Awards Gala.

Third Backdrop beach charity event is April 17
Backdrop magazine will host the third annual "It’s Backdrop, Beach!" charity volleyball tournament from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 17. Backdrop will donate three-fifths of the profits to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Project.

Apr 2
Men of Black Excellence ceremony recognizes outstanding African-American men
The second annual Ohio University Men of Black Excellence Awards ceremony served as an excellent vehicle to recognize many of the outstanding African-American men on the Athens Campus on Monday.

Registration underway for 2015 Athens Beautification Day
Scheduled for Sunday, April 19, Athens Beautification Day is considered the largest community service event in the city and provides an opportunity for Ohio University students and year-round residents to work side by side caring for and tending to the community they both call home.

Apr 1
YRU Alive? Tour helps students value black lives
Speaker Bryant Kirk White spoke about valuing black lives during his YRU Alive? presentation, hosted by Ohio University's Black Student Union.

Mar 31
CEO advises student leaders on corporate culture change, growth
Ohio University alumnus Howard Ice, CEO of Ice Industries, recently met with College of Business Select Leaders. Read what he had to say.

Moms Weekend 2015 packed with fun things to do
Moms Weekend is April 10-12 and there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy.

OHIO’s Proctorville Center lends helping hands in annual cleanup effort
Students from the Ohio University Proctorville Center recently joined area residents, business professionals and others in the annual Operation TLC (Tidy-Up Lawrence County) cleanup effort.

Students brave cold to learn field methods over spring break
Jen Bowman, a senior environmental project manager at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, offered a class over spring break on gathering and assessing environmental data from the field. She planned the class to be outdoors. However, with an unexpected level 3 snow emergency, she had to adapt.

‘Bare on the Bricks’ event rescheduled for April 16
Ohio University students will shed some clothing and run around College Green – all in the name of charity – for the rescheduled sixth annual “Bare on the Bricks” which will be held April 16.

Mar 30
Civil engineering students prove designs seaworthy at regional conference
Russ College of Engineering and Technology civil engineering students’ design skills carried them across chilly waters at the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers Ohio Valley Student Conference last week.

Mechanical engineering seniors demonstrate their capstone designs 
As part of the culmination of the “Designing to Make Difference” senior capstone course, a record 14 mechanical engineering teams displayed their designs in the Stocker Center lobby and the Academic & Research Center project hangar and gave research presentations on their work.

Mar 25
$25K awarded at Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day at OHIO
Seven student teams at Ohio University walked away with $25,000 in prizes at Monday’s “Pitch Day” finale of the third annual Scripps Innovation Challenge.

OHIO to celebrate outstanding students, organizations at Leadership Awards Gala
Ohio University’s 32nd annual Leadership Awards Gala, celebrating the theme “Inspire,” will be held Wednesday, April 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom with a reception slated for 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.

Mar 23
OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason fundraiser is April 25
The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration and Athletes in Action will host the fourth annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason on Saturday, April 25.

Mar 19
Cadets from OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion compete in Xavier Best Ranger Competition (PHOTOS)
Four teams from Ohio University’s Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion competed in the annual Xavier Best Ranger Competition (XBR) the weekend of March 14.

Journalists to converge on Athens campus for professional development
More  than 150 journalists from across the country will meet this weekend (March 20-21) on Ohio University’s campus to improve their skills.

New media action heroes bring expertise to annual Schuneman Symposium
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Visual Communication called the best new media entrepreneurs in North America for the annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media.

Students offered opportunity for cultural immersion with the Navajo Nation
This summer, the Office of Global Opportunities is partnering with Amizade Global Service Learning, a non-profit provider of service-learning programs, to provide students with the opportunity to spend two weeks on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Tuba City, Ariz.

Mar 16
Branching Out: OHIO Residence Hall Coordinator Heather Thomas
Meet Heather Thomas, the residential coordinator of Read and Johnson Halls at Ohio University. Heather tells us how she decided to become an RC, explains her duties, and tells us more about how she interacts with her residents.

Psychology student volunteering to serve local children in the courtroom
The Athens Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem Program has welcomed Ohio University junior Alyssa Nicol as Athens County’s newest Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Word on the Street - Scheduling and Advising [VIDEO]
In this segment of "Word on the Street," Bianca Hillier asks OHIO students about scheduling classes.

Mar 13
Americorps and Green Jobs panels to help students
Environmental Studies, Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, University College Common Experience Project on Sustainability and Arts and Sciences Sustainability Theme will host two resource panels for students interested in Americorps and working in the green jobs sector.

Mar 12
CommWeek15 brings new OHIO Scripps College of Communication brand
The Scripps College of Communication  will celebrate Communication Week 2015 from March 23-27. The event celebrates the many innovative programs, students and faculty in the College.