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Past Stories

Past Founders Day Stories

Welcome to the archive of Ohio University Founders Day stories. Please note that clicking on the “More” link at the end of each item below will take you to corresponding Compass or Outlook page for the full story.

2014
Founders Day website to pay tribute to University Libraries’ bicentennial Feb 16, 2014
In addition to celebrating OHIO’s long academic legacy of excellence, this year’s Founders Day website will pay special tribute to University Libraries, which is celebrating its bicentennial anniversary. More...
 
2013
New enrichment program aims to empower OHIO women Feb 19, 2013
Margaret Boyd’s pioneering spirit and perseverance in a male-dominated environment is being honored with the founding of OHIO’s first women’s scholars program. The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program will select 20 first-year OHIO women of all majors for academic enrichment and leadership development throughout their undergraduate careers. More...
 
Irma Voigt: A woman of vision and integrity Feb 18, 2013
The first day Irma Voigt arrived on campus in September 1913, she went to then-University President Alston Ellis and asked for instructions to begin her job. In her journal, Voigt wrote that Ellis responded that he did “not know what a Dean of Women [was] for, or why Ohio University had to have one” and he expected that Voigt did not “know what a Dean of Women’s duties are any more than [he did], so the sooner [she] find out, the better.” More...
 
Reviving Margaret Boyd's memories: Celebrating Founders Day exhibit Feb 13, 2013
As the first female graduate of Ohio University, the Libraries’ staff created an identity for Margaret Boyd through social media by sharing her daily musings from 1873. In celebration Founders Day, her diary will be displayed in Alden Library on Feb. 18. More...
 
2012
Meet Distinguished Professor Mark Halliday Feb 27, 2012
On March 1, Ohio University will honor Mark Halliday during the Distinguished Professor Reception and Lecture. The event will begin with a reception at 7 p.m. in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda; followed by the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling at 7: 30 p.m.; and concluding with Halliday's lecture, "The Personal Appeal of the Short Poem," at 8 p.m. More...
 
OHIO celebrates Founders Day with an interactive website Feb 16, 2012
This year, Ohio University’s annual Founders Day recognition moves online. Founders Day traditionally marks the passage on Feb. 18, 1804 of an act establishing Ohio University by the newly formed state of Ohio. More...
 
That's in the University archives? Feb 16, 2012
Ever wonder what is tucked away behind Alden Library's fifth floor glass doors? More...
 
2011
Founders Day honors past, celebrates future Feb 21, 2011
On Thursday, President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed a crowd that included faculty, staff, students and community members to the Baker University Center Theatre to celebrate Ohio University Founders Day. More...
 
HTC students honor OHIO achievements at Founders Day Feb 21, 2011
Honors Tutorial College students Cody Vandenberg, Taylor Mirfendereski, David Young, Josh Young and Jordan Sommerlad produced a video of OHIO achievements that was shown during the Founders Day celebration. More...
 
President and Provost invite campus to Founders Day celebration Feb 10, 2011
President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit cordially invite you to join them for the 2011 Founders Day Commemoration celebrating Ohio University’s distinguished faculty, national award-winning scholars and more than two centuries of academic excellence. More...
 
Proud history and unlimited potential Feb 10, 2011
In the past, Founders Day has been marked by excitement and ceremony. This year will be no different, with a two-day celebration to welcome the occasion and honor excellence. More...
 
Founders Day concert to feature noted OHIO musicians Feb 7, 2011
Ohio University will celebrate its 207th birthday with a musical flourish. The Founders Day celebration will feature a cello and piano concert on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium featuring School of Music faculty members William Averill and Michael Carrera. More...
 
2010
The art of Founders Day Feb 17, 2010
Founders Day celebrations this year will provide a feast for both the eyes and the ears thanks to contributions from the College of Fine Arts. More...
 
Honoring the past and looking to the future Feb 15, 2010
Ohio University commemorates its 206 years of history this Friday, Feb. 19, with its Founders Day celebration. A full slate of events is planned for the day featuring the legacy of previous generations and the talents of students, faculty and staff of today. More...
 
A 'presidential' tour of campus Feb 1, 2010
Shakespeare famously asked, "What’s in a name?" At Ohio University, the answer often is history. Across campus the names of buildings record part of the 206 year-old history of our institution. More...