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Students News

Sep 15
Ninth annual Scripps Day to offer new internship funding opportunity
Scripps Day will take place Oct. 14 and will feature a new opportunity for Scripps College of Communication students to compete to become Scripps’ Next Top Intern, a designation that carries a $3,500 stipend. Applications are due Sept. 19.

OUPD to have conversation about Ferguson, Mo. events on Sept. 17
The Ohio University Police Department will meet with student organizations on Wednesday, Sept. 17 to discuss recent event in Ferguson, Mo. as well as address the campus community's issues and concerns with local law enforcement.

Sep 14
Students attend summer religious diversity program
United Campus Ministry gave eight Ohio University undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an Interfaith Leadership Institute through their Better Together organization this summer.

Sep 13
Community Service Volunteer Fair to be held Sept. 16
The Campus Involvement Center’s Community Engagement program will be hosting the OHIO Community Service Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, outside the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

UPC to host “A Taste of Athens” Sept. 19
“A Taste of Athens” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at South Beach on South Green. The event is free and open to all Ohio University students.

Sep 11
Discover opportunities to explore the world at Monday’s Study Abroad Fair
This Monday, Sept. 15, the Office of Education Abroad will be hosting its annual Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Word on the Street: Goals
Fall semester at Ohio University is underway and students are determined to succeed more than ever before. By taking advantage of tutoring assistance at the library, attending classes every day, and staying on top of their assigned work, Bobcats are already laying the foundation for an outstanding 2014–2015 school year.

Sep 10
Center providing students career development programs all semester
The Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting the Fall Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 23-24, "Prepare for the Fair" workshops beginning Sept. 15, and other programs throughout fall semester.

Faculty panel discussion to address Ferguson, Mo. protests
Ohio University's Students for Law, Justice & Culture have coordinated a faculty panel discussion on the recent Ferguson, Mo. protests, which will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in Athena 212.

Sep 8
Black Student Business Caucus offers all students networking, entrepreneurial activities
The first workshop in a series designed to foster professional relationships and create networking opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and business consultants is meeting 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Baker University Center’s Maggie Davis room.

Majors Fair 2014 is Sept. 17
Current and prospective students can get help with this decision by attending the annual Majors Fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

Spring Schedule of Classes now available
The Schedule of Classes, which includes course offerings, is now available for spring semester and can be found on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Sep 4
Bobcat Depot features tech gurus, apparel, online textbook ordering
The newly designed and renovated Bobcat Depot located on the ground floor of Baker University Center offers faculty, staff and students a new way to meet all their technology, book, and apparel needs this fall.

Cardboard collection well underway for world record-breaking Cardboard Castle event
As thousands of students moved into Ohio University residence halls during Move-In Weekend Aug. 21 to 24, an estimated 26 tons of cardboard were collected around campus.

Sep 3
Center to host leadership series for first-year students
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center encourages all first-year students to engage in leadership development by participating in its Foundations Leadership Experience Program.

Ensure event-planning success with helpful tips
The start of a new academic year often signals a flurry of activities and events on Ohio University’s Athens Campus. To ensure events you may plan for your unit, organization or group go off without a hitch, OHIO Event Services has prepared a handy checklist with step-by-step instructions and important contact information to ensure success for your gatherings.

International Education Week competition to award winning team overseas travel
Ohio University is gearing up for International Education Week, which this year will include a Global Health Case Competition that will award the winning team an overseas trip to participate in a global health experience.

OHIO partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
Today Ohio University is launching a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program for the University community.

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.