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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.

Mar 9
Athens Mayor and Ohio University President issue joint statement in advance of spring semester weekend activities
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl urge students and community members to make smart decisions in advance of spring semester weekend activities.

Summer courses provide anthropology fieldwork in familiar places
This summer, three courses provide Anthropology fieldwork, hands-on experiences in research methods, and a pathway to undergraduate research projects and internships.

Mar 6
OHIO mourns the untimely death of junior Jasmine Cosby
Jasmine M. Cosby, a 20-year-old Ohio University junior sociology and pre-law major, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 2. Her homegoing services are Saturday in Columbus.

Mar 5
Video captures ways in which CLDC works with students on career preparation
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center recently partnered with University Communications and Marketing to create a video that highlights the numerous ways the center serves OHIO students and alumni in their professional development.

Mar 2
Supplemental Instruction Program helps students slay biggest academic dragons
Supplemental Instruction is a collection of free, weekly peer-led “supplemental” group study sessions structured around collaborative learning, involving critical thinking and transferable study skills. Find out more about it.

Feb 27
A spring break safety message from OUPD
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers shares his spring break travel safety tips.

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.