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Sep 29
Community BBQ with law enforcement set for Sept. 30
The Athens Police Department and Ohio University Police Department, with the help of the Joint Police Advisory Council, are sponsoring a community barbecue on Sept. 30 at the intersection of South Court Street and Park Place.

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.

No classes on Reading Day on Oct. 3.
Ohio University students can count on Reading Day on Friday, Oct. 3 to give them a break from classes and a chance to prepare for mid-term assessments and assignments.

OHIO Discovery Day gets underway Saturday
Campus tours will seem larger than usual this Saturday, Oct. 4, as Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective students and their families to this fall’s first OHIO Discovery Day.

Sep 28
OHIO welcomes new class of Cutler Scholars
The Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomes eight new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship.

Student organizations to compete in Homecoming service project
During Homecoming Week, Ohio University’s Student Alumni Board and its Campus Involvement Center will be hosting Pack the Pantry, a canned food drive benefitting the Athens County Food Pantry.

Sep 25
Panel discussion on Ebola epidemic set for Sept. 26
A panel discussion that focuses on the Ebola epidemic will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 in Bentley Hall Room 124.

Post-secondary student gains research experience in physics
Gabriela Popa, assistant professor of physics at Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus, encourages her students to take the classroom experience and build on the knowledge gained through research opportunities at the students’ comfort level.

Word on the Street - Favorites [VIDEO]
Despite bringing schoolwork and cooler temperatures, students welcome the fall season as it means coming back to Athens and seeing old friends.

Sep 24
Campus parking permit holders will not be towed this Halloween
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services will not tow cars during this year's Halloween celebration due to safety concerns.

Study Abroad Fair highlights opportunities for international experience
Representatives from more than 50 Ohio University and affiliate programs attended the Sept. 15 Study Abroad Fair where they answered students’ questions and offered them guidance on opportunities to study, intern, teach, work or volunteer at locations around the globe.

Sep 23
Scholars program for first-year women to begin member selection process
Ohio University’s first women’s scholars program encourages all female first-year students interested in becoming engaged, confident and connected leaders on campus to attend one of the upcoming Margaret Boyd Scholars information sessions.

Sep 21
Zanesville students learn about study abroad opportunities
Pramod Kanwar, professor of mathematics, and Sheida Shirvani, academic division coordinator and professor of communication studies, organized a study abroad information session at Ohio University Zanesville recently.

Sep 19
Annual Fall Fest at West 82 Sept. 24
Culinary Services will host a special Fall Fest event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at West 82 Food Court in Baker University Center.

Circus, zoo coming to Athens Campus
“Cirque de OHIO” will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, on South Green’s South Beach. The event is free and open to all OHIO students.

Majors Fair draws more than 1,000 students to Baker Ballroom
The 12th annual Ohio University Majors Fair attracted more than 1,000 Ohio University and high schools students to Baker University Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

OHIO welcomes parents to campus Sept. 26-28
Ohio University's Parents Weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 26, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28, with many activities planned.

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

Sep 17
Patton College holding ‘Why is Public Education Important?’ video contest
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is sponsoring a “Why is Public Education Important?" video contest that is open to all current Ohio University students.

Sep 16
Black Student Business Caucus gathers students, professionals to discuss entrepreneurship
Interactions between student clubs and working professionals are sometimes difficult to organize, but not for the Black Student Business Caucus (BSBC).

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 conversation about Ferguson, Mo. rescheduled
The Ohio University Police Department's scheduled conversation with student organizations to discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Students gather at Athena for discussion about Ferguson, Mo.
Ohio University students filled the Athena theater on Thursday, Sept. 11 to hear faculty members from the Center for Law, Justice and Culture talk about recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

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.