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Feb 26
Donations being accepted for Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses
Led by a group of local women and Ohio University sororities, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses asks area residents and OHIO students to donate prom and graduation dresses, shoes and accessories that are then made available to area high school students at no charge.

Student wins first place at international research symposium
Katie Conlon, a junior majoring in HTC History, was awarded first place in the Creative Arts and Humanities category at the International Student Union’s International Research Symposium on February 20.

Students choose local service projects during spring break
Next week a group of students will spend their spring break engaged in local community service projects that will teach them about environmental issues.

Undergrad helps unearth answers to how Native Americans lived nearby
Senior Anthropology and Geology student Lauren Johnson has unearthed some ideas about how Native Americans might have lived—just down the road from where Ohio University now sits.

Feb 25
Teaching assistant uses contra dance to bring math lesson to life (PHOTOS)
Ohio University teaching assistant Javier Ronquillo Rivera recently transformed his classroom in Morton Hall into a dance hall where he used contra dance to illustrate a lesson in his mathematics for elementary educators class.

What you need to know about the measles
Ohio University committed to the health and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, students and visitors to the Athens Campus. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory regarding the multi-state measles outbreak which began in California in December. It is important to note that at this time Ohio is NOT one of the states involved in the current outbreak.

Feb 20
Big Brothers Big Sisters to host annual Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens’ programs will host the 29th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign. The fundraising campaign culminates in a family-friendly bowling event on April 12.

Celebration of Black History: Live Museum is Feb. 24
The Ohio University Black Graduate Student Association along with the assistance of faculty, staff and students, will host its inaugural Black History Month: Live Museum on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

OHIO community invited to Feb. 26 ‘Baker Bash: Vegas Night’
The Campus Involvement Center will be hosting “Baker Bash: Vegas Night” at Ohio University’s Baker University Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

Feb 18
Bobcats paddle their way through Campus Rec’s Valentine’s Day ‘Love Boat’
Held Feb. 14 at the Ohio University Aquatic Center, Campus Recreation's “Love Boat” event offered couples the opportunity to take a candle-lit “cruise” around the center’s Olympic-size pool.

OHIO faculty and staff to share their talents at annual benefit pageant
The sixth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant, hosted by Ohio University’s chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, will kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Baker University Center Ballroom and will feature eight University employees.

Feb 16
Spring Career and Internship Fair to be held Feb. 17-18
The Spring Career and Internship Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, and Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Baker University Center. This free event will feature numerous employers from a variety of fields in both the public and private sector.

University named a top producer of U.S. Fulbright Students
Ohio University has been recognized by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs as a top producer of 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Students.

Feb 13
CLDC offering career planning course this semester
CAS 1130: Career Planning in the Liberal Arts is open to any student exploring major or career options and is designed help students discover their interests and skills, build an intentional network, and create professional tools they can use right away.

OHIO’s Office of Global Opportunities helps students explore the U.S.
Ohio University's Office of Global Opportunities is offering several domestic programs in the coming months.

Feb 11
Scripps PRSSA to host #OHIOU Social Media Summit Feb. 21
Ohio University’s Scripps Public Relations Student Society of America chapter will host the #OHIOU Social Media Summit on Saturday, Feb. 21

‘Bare on the Bricks’ event to raise money for local charities
Ohio University students will shed some clothing and run down Court Street – all in the name of charity – for the sixth annual “Bare on the Bricks” on Saturday, Feb. 21.

“Why Public Education is Important?” Video Contest winners announced
The Ohio University Patton College of Education has announced the winners of its “Why Public Education is Important” video contest.

Feb 10
Staff named to manage OHIO’s College Credit Plus implementation
Two people familiar with Ohio University’s mission and vision will be taking on new roles soon to help the University implement the new College Credit Plus program, which replaces all post-secondary education and dual enrollment programs in the state.

Feb 9
Sibs Weekend 2015 in pictures [PHOTO ESSAY]
Sibs Weekend, which took place Feb. 6-8, was Ohio University's first family weekend in 2015 and many events were scheduled to entertain the young visitors. Here are some of the pictures captured over the weekend.

Word on the Street - Valentine's Day [VIDEO]
In this edition," Makenzie Piatt asks students what their thoughts and plans are for Valentine's Day.

Feb 8
The Great Recovery: Coming to a dumpster near you
A new event for RecycleMania 2015 is coming on Thursday, Feb. 12, and it may give students living in the residence halls a surprise.

Feb 6
OHIO graduate student wins national Campus Transformer Award
Shelby Delp, an Ohio University graduate student, was recently awarded Transforming Youth Recovery’s first-ever Campus Transformer Award for Outstanding Graduate Student for her work with OHIO’s Collegiate Recovery Community.

Feb 5
Graduating seniors have one more opportunity for free yearbook photos
The Athena yearbook staff will be hosting senior portrait days from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 10 and 11 in the Honors Collegium on the fourth floor of Baker University Center. All OHIO students who are graduating during the 2014-15 academic year are eligible to have their senior portrait taken for free.

Feb 4
India: Gender, Culture, and Development; Application deadline Feb. 16
This summer, join Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and Classics & World Religions for an amazing program experience at Gawande College in Unmarkhed, Maharashtra, India.

Korean engineering students study English with OPIE
The Ohio Program of Intensive English is hosting 10 students from the Korean University of Technology and Education in Chungcheongnam-do, a province in western South Korea.

Workshops to help students prep for Feb. 17-18 Career, Internship Fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting the Spring Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 17 and 18 in Baker University Center and is offering several "Prepare for the Fair" workshops Feb. 9-13.

Feb 3
Campus Rec hosting several Sibs Weekend events
Ohio University's Sibs Weekend is Feb. 6-8, and Campus Recreation is hosting several events, including Fieldhouse Fest, a Wallyball Tournament and three Outdoor Pursuits adventures.

Campus Rec, Fitness launch OHIO Fit Club
Ohio University Campus Recreation and Fitness has developed the OHIO Fit Club, a 12-week workout program that includes pre- and post-fitness assessments, a custom workout binder and weekly meetings with a personal trainer.

Feb 2
Student hopes to save girl's life with bone marrow donation
Senior Traci Schreibman recently found out she is the perfect bone marrow match for a 9-year-old girl with leukemia. Her bone marrow donation will be one of more than 25 donations from the 10,000-student Bobcat registry in the course of the past six years.

The Charles J. Ping International Student Leadership Award application available
Ohio University International Student and Faculty Services created The Charles J. Ping International Student Leadership Award in 2010 to recognize outstanding leadership by an international student. Applications are currently available.

Jan 30
Ohio University competes to win RecycleMania competition
Ohio University is once again looking to claim top honors in the RecycleMania competition, which starts Monday, Feb. 2 and ends in late March.

Jan 29
BobcaThon Dance Marathon is Feb. 14
The BobcaThon Dance Marathon fundraiser will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Baker University Center.

Jan 28
Sibs Weekend is Feb. 6-8
Ohio University will welcome older and younger siblings to campus for Sibs Weekend, Feb. 6-8. There are many events to attend.

Jan 27
Voinovich School accepting applications for undergraduate research
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering undergraduate research scholar funded positions for the­ 2015-2016 academic year.­

Jan 26
SMART Recovery program to debut Feb. 4 on Athens Campus
Starting Feb. 4, free weekly support meetings of SMART Recovery® will be held every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker University Center, room 321. The meetings are open to Ohio University students, faculty and staff and to members of the Athens community.

Two Family Weekends left this year; dates set for next year
As Ohio University gears up for its last two Family Weekends of the 2014-15 academic year – Sibs Weekend on Feb. 6-8 and Moms Weekend on April 10-12 – it’s not too soon to starting planning for next year’s Family Weekends.

Jan 21
OUPD updates campus about reports of sexual imposition
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers emailed the following message to all students, faculty, and staff on the Athens Campus Monday evening:

Jan 20
GRID Lab to host Global Game Jam site
The Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab will host a participation site for the Global Game Jam on Jan. 23 to 25 on the bottom floor of Ohio University's Scott Quadrangle.

OUPD sits down with community over coffee Jan. 22
Officers from the Ohio University Police Department will get to know the faces and voices within the community they serve on Thursday, Jan. 22, when they sit down and enjoy cups of coffee at The Front Room in Baker University Center as part of Coffee with a Cop.

Jan 19
CLDC debuts new ‘pop-in,’ ‘pop-up’ career coaching opportunities
The pop-in career coaching program will occur every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CLDC on the fifth floor of Baker University Center while the pop-up career coaching program will take place every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at various locations on the Athens Campus.

Second year of Margaret Boyd Scholars Program welcomes 20 first-year students
The start of spring semester at Ohio University marks the beginning of a nearly four-year journey filled with academic enrichment and leadership development opportunities for 20 first-year students selected for this year’s class of Margaret Boyd Scholars.

Jan 15
Nomination process for annual student leadership awards underway
Anyone from within or outside the Ohio University community may nominate a student or student organizations for the 14 student leadership awards and scholarships that will be awarded at this year's Leadership Awards Gala, and students may also apply for the awards themselves.

Jan 12
Diversity and Inclusion launches Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors program
Sunday marked the beginning of the inaugural Ohio University Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors program. The group’s mission is to eliminate stereotypes while building inclusive, understanding communities through interactive presentations.

Jan 9
CLDC offering OHIO students two leadership programs spring semester
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center encourages all students to engage in leadership development by participating in one of two opportunities – the 21st Century Leadership Series for all OHIO students or the Foundations Leadership Experience Program for first-year students.

First-year student awarded Zanesville Campus’ Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Brittany Bliss is the recipient of the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at Ohio University Zanesville.

Time lapse shows a day in the life of Alden Library [VIDEO]
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) partnered with Ohio University Libraries to offer a glimpse into a day in the life of Alden Library, but since time is precious, the video has been sped up 400 percent.

Jan 8
Center’s upcoming events include free coffee, relaxation station and Baker Bash
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center is ready to kick off the new year with a slew of student activities that begin the first day of spring semester and continue through April.

Jan 7
ISFS launches Instagram account with 18-day photo contest
International Student and Faculty Services at Ohio University is celebrating the start of spring semester and the launch of its Instagram account with an 18-day photo challenge that offers Bobcats a chance to win OHIO merchandise daily and a grand prize at the end of the contest.

Dec 15
A Dads Weekend 17 years in the making: Photos highlight family’s OHIO legacy
Ohio University hosted its annual Dads Weekend Nov. 7-9, but for first-year OHIO student Catherine Graff and her father, Frank, annual opportunities for the two to explore the campus together began long before she became a Bobcat.