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Apr 22
Algorithm for social media analytics earns Scripps Innovation Challenge top prize
The second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge concluded April 21 when Team E.G. 501 took home the $10,000 first prize for its pitch to monetize the Columbus Dispatch’s 190,000 Twitter followers through identifying communities on social media and customizing tweets to better serve existing followers.

Physics student gets 3-year NSF graduate fellowship
Austin Way ’14, an Honors Tutorial College student majoring in Engineering Physics, received a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation

Apr 21
OHIO sophomores receive nationally competitive scholarships
Two sophomore STEM majors in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University were recently awarded nationally competitive scholarships.

Apr 17
Men of Black Excellence Awards ceremony honors African-American men on campus
Several of the most accomplished African-American students, faculty and staff were recognized during the inaugural Men of Black Excellence (MOBE) Awards ceremony on Sunday evening in Walter Hall Rotunda.

OHIO students, community members spend day beautifying Athens
More than 1,000 Ohio University students partnered with members of the local community this past weekend to spruce up the city of Athens and surrounding communities during Athens Beautification Day.

Students celebrate International Week with Global Scoop
Students gathered in the Baker Bobcat Lounge Tuesday afternoon to try a variety of ice cream flavors from all around the world.

Video Recap Released of reddit Event
Over 350 enthusiastic students and community members packed the Walter Hall Rotunda on February 24 to hear from reddit.com founder Alexis Ohanian and Alan Schaaf, Ohio University alumnus and founder of Imgur. If you weren’t one of them, you now can view the video recap here. Ohanian visited Ohio University as a part of a 200-stop, 77-college tour promoting his book, “Without Their Permission.” Along the way Ohanian shared a network of young entrepreneurs who are already making a difference online. Ohanian encouraged students to follow up on one’s ideas.

Apr 16
OHIO STEM Day brings prospective students to campus Thursday
The OHIO STEM Day program welcomes high school sophomores and juniors to campus Thursday, April 17. Hosted by Undergraduate Admissions, this special visit day is designed for students specifically interested in studying science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine.

Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day takes place April 21
The second Scripps Innovation Challenge at Ohio University will conclude Monday, April 21, with Pitch Day, when seven teams of finalists will present their innovative solutions to challenges posed by the media industry.

Vote in OHIO's student senate elections on April 17
Ohio University Athens Campus students can vote for their next senate representatives on Thursday, April 17. Voting for both Student Senate and Graduate Student Senate will take place online from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Word on the Street: Student Leadership
n this edition of "Word on the Street," Bianca Hillier asks students about the types of leadership experience they have gained through their education at Ohio University.<br />

Apr 14
Engineering honor society celebrates outstanding students
Students in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University were honored Sunday afternoon for leadership and outstanding academics for the 2013-14 academic year. Awardees were recognized at the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society’s annual student awards celebration, held at the Ohio University Inn.

OHIO celebrates Earth Day 2014
The Ohio University Office of Sustainability will host the inaugural sustainability recognition awards program on April 22 (Earth Day) in Walter Hall Rotunda from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and is being done in conjunction with ReUse Industries.

Race for a Reason: Support underserved poor in Athens County get healthcare
Race for a Reason: Support underserved poor in Athens County get healthcare

Seelio, an online portfolio technology, to become part of Scripps’ student resources
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University has signed an agreement to partner with Seelio, an online portfolio network, to provide professors and students in the College with the ability to create online portfolios that display their work to potential employers and the public at large.

Apr 11
Parking services offers students suggestions for moving out safely
Ohio University Parking Services is encouraging students who are moving from Athens next month to pack everything in boxes prior to loading things in their vehicles to help ease traffic congestion throughout the city.

Apr 10
Men of Black Excellence Awards are April 13
Sigma Psi, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, has teamed up with Ohio University Student Senate to present the Men of Black Excellence Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

OHIO Commencement plans announced
About 4,200 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3 in the Convocation Center, located on the West Green of Ohio University’s Athens campus.

Apr 9
Senior Week is April 14-18
Senior Week 2014 is April 14-18. The week contains many activities sponsored by various offices and organizations around campus.

Apr 8
OHIO honor fraternity hosting contest to raise funds for local schools
Ohio University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Pi will hold Duel for the Schools on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peden Stadium.

Apr 7
Beta Theta Pi raises $20,000 for Wounded Warrior Project
Ohio University's Beta Theta Pi Fraternity recently hosted its first philanthropy event since their return to campus in early 2012 and raised more than $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Designing to Make a Difference
Mechanical engineering students at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology demonstrated their “Designing to Make a Difference” senior capstone projects to the public this weekend.

Got Food? Students work to combat hunger in Southeastern Ohio
Dozens of students and local leaders who work to combat hunger on a daily basis came together for a social innovative forum at The Ridges on Friday, April 4.

Local students tackle drunk-driving in Impact 2014
Ohio University’s Convocation Center was packed with more than 6,000 high school juniors and seniors from surrounding schools on Friday as part of Impact 2014, an event organized by Troopers for a Safer Ohio, a group that works with troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol to educate community members on various issues.

Outstanding student leadership applauded at annual awards gala
In an annual celebration of Ohio University students and their outstanding demonstration of the University’s core values, more than 40 students and student organizations were honored at the 31st Annual Leadership Awards Gala.

Take Back the Night becomes a voice for the unheard
Zerlina Maxwell, a political analyst and feminist, had the crowd at Take Back the Night laughing more than mourning late last week for an event designed to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence.

Apr 3
Cassie Norton is OHIO’s first Theta Alpha Kappa member
Mary “Cassie” Norton ’14, a triple major in English, History and World Religions, is Ohio University’s first member of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology.

Got Food? A Social Innovation Forum on Hunger in Southeastern Ohio held Friday
A forum to discuss hunger in Southeastern Ohio and local organization’s efforts to combat the problem is being held at The Ridges Building 21 Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sogeti Cohort Graduates the 2,000 Young Professional
College of Business celebrates milestone with Sogeti Netherlands

Apr 2
Dongjing Kang and Sherica Hawthorne to present in Spring 2014 Graduate Research Series
Graduate students Dongjing Kang and Sherica Hawthorne will present on how they applied Freire’s concept of critical pedagogy through a research project carried out at the Ohio University Libraries.

Seven finalist teams advance in Scripps Innovation Challenge
Seven Ohio University finalist teams have been selected to advance in the 2014 Scripps Innovation Challenge. They advance to Pitch Day, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 21 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Zanesville student launches random acts of kindness program on campus
Ohio University Zanesville senior Stephanie Wahl has created Z Bobcat Bucket List to encourage and promote student unity, increase Bobcat pride and create positive energy on campus through random acts of kindness.

Apr 1
Student project on Southern Campus raises awareness about domestic violence
Ohio University's Southern Campus participated in the Clothesline Project to raise awareness of violence against women.

Tutoring Services enhances its website
Ohio University's Academic Advancement Center, which provides tutoring and academic assistance to students on campus, has recently upgraded its website for quicker and easier access.

Mar 31
Moms Weekend is April 4-6
Moms Weekend has earned a reputation for being one of the most popular weekends of the year. All Bobcat moms are welcome to join us for a memorable time, starting on Friday, April 4.

OHIO Up Close programs attract prospective Bobcats
Prospective and admitted Bobcats have the opportunity to take a more in-depth look at campus during the remaining spring semester OHIO Up Close programs.

Mar 26
The Patton College brings the world to Vinton County High School
International students from Ohio University’s Patton College of Education, many connected with the African Educational Research Network, participated in the Vinton County Cultural Diversity Fair on March 21.

Mar 25
Four A&S students awarded OCEES graduate fellowships
The Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies announced four  graduate fellowships for 2014-15.

Ohio University Announces International Internship Opportunities
Students can participate in international internships through AIESEC, the largest student-run org in the world.

Relay for Life: A night to celebrate survival, remember loss
Students, faculty, and staff came together Friday to participate in the 13th annual Relay for Life in the Ping Center. The group remembered lost loved ones who died from the disease, but also celebrated those who survived their diagnosis.

Mar 24
Students celebrate Holi Week
Ohio University students celebrate the Holi Festival of Color organized by Indian students on Saturday, March 15.

Mar 20
Athens Beautification Day to be held April 13
Ohio University’s Student Senate will host Athens Beautification Day, one of the city’s largest community service days, on Sunday, April 13. Early registration ends March 28.

Russ College students spend spring break honing leadership skills
Student leaders from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering Technology spent their spring break in San Diego, but they didn’t hit the beach. Instead, they were learning about corporate leadership from some of the city’s top business people and entrepreneurs.

Mar 19
Bobcats lead RecycleMania
Ohio University leads the Mid-American Conference in this year’s annual RecycleMania competition, and collected 330,790 pounds of recyclables along with 120,208 pounds of composted food waste and an additional 9,200 pounds of electronics and batteries at the start of this week, which is week five of the eight-week competition.

Mar 17
New Food Matters Student Club First Meeting, March 18
The Food Matters Club is a new student organization starting this semester that is focused on creating an interdisciplinary community based around all things food.

New summer externships on post-genocide justice in Cambodia
Nearly four decades after the Khmer Rouge genocide, two Ohio University faculty and six undergraduate students are headed to Cambodia this summer to study how the society remembers and reconciles its history with its present.

Senior Austin Way wins top honors at Physics Undergrad Research Conference
Austin Way HTC Engineering Physics ‘14 received top honors at the recent 6th Annual Society of Physics Student Research Conference at Ohio University. His talk, “Fabrication of Photovoltaics,“ was voted ‘Best Presentation’ by a panel of faculty judges from the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses help local women
Women searched the racks of more than 100 dresses, full of short, long, sleek and ball gowns at the fourth installment of the “Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses,” an event geared towards helping young women in Athens County in need.

Mar 13
Grad Fair helps students prepare for big day
To prepare graduating seniors and arm them with the information for the coming whirlwind of weeks, Ohio University Event Services hosted The Grad Fair on Wednesday afternoon.

Mar 12
Noted alumnus and standout e-security entrepreneur Chuck Stuckey to serve as undergraduate commencement speaker
Ohio University today announced that alumnus Charles “Chuck” R. Stuckey Jr., chairman emeritus of computer security giant RSA Security and a stalwart supporter of the University, will serve as its 2014 Undergraduate Commencement speaker.