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September 10, 2014
Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway
Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway
September 9, 2014
Heritage College has major presence at historic AOA assembly
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine were named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association during an annual meeting of AOA’s House of Delegates in Chicago. As one of the appointments made by incoming AOA president Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., was named to a two-year term as chair of AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools.
August 29, 2014
Ohio University, Kent State form partnership for future collaboration
Ohio University and Kent State University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools’ football seasons, but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations.
August 28, 2014
Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in central Ohio
Hundreds of people from throughout the state joined with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for a weekend of activities designed to commemorate the opening of its new Dublin Campus last weekend.
President’s State of the University Address reflects on decade of transforming lives
During his annual State of the University Address in the Walter Rotunda on Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis reflected on his decade-long tenure and highlighted ways in which lives have been positively transformed by the University community.
August 24, 2014
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.
August 22, 2014
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.
Watch President Roderick J. McDavis take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 21, with the help of the Ohio Bobcats Football team.
August 20, 2014
President McDavis accepts ALS ice bucket challenge
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis has accepted an icy challenge from Kent State President Beverly Warren. With help from Rufus and the OHIO football team, McDavis will join the thousands of others across the country in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association in Peden Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.
August 15, 2014
Nominations open for 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.
August 6, 2014
Bus offered to Board of Trustees Aug. 28 meeting
The Office of the Board of Trustees and Office of the President are providing transportation to the Aug. 28 Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting in Dublin, Ohio.
August 1, 2014
President McDavis welcomes Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to campus
President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the media to Ohio University’s Women’s Center in Baker University Center early Thursday to discuss the University’s recent partnership with the state to provide services and support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout Southeast Ohio.
July 22, 2014
OHIO receives high marks in international rankings
Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.
July 14, 2014
President McDavis announces sustained contribution to the City of Athens Fire Protection capital needs
President Roderick J. McDavis announces an additional 5-year contribution to Athens City’s Fire Department for capital purchase of new apparatus.
July 1, 2014
OHIO President launches blog to share insights, reflections
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis is adding a new skill to his repertoire: blogging.
June 27, 2014
Board honors President McDavis’ 10 years of OHIO service [VIDEO]
In honor of President Roderick J. McDavis’ 10-year anniversary at Ohio University, the OHIO Board of Trustees surprised McDavis with a video tribute during Friday’s trustees meeting at Ohio University Eastern. The video, produced by University Communications and Marketing, was commissioned by board members.
June 19, 2014
Alumna pledges scholarship to Appalachian students
When Peggy Viehweger attended Ohio University in the late 1960s, life was different. With the civil rights movement in full swing, the Vietnam War dominating headlines and the Beatles dominating airwaves, it was a far cry from our world today. But according to Viehweger, there is one thing that hasn’t changed—the struggle for students to afford to go to college.
OUAA takes “A Night in Athens” event to the Big Apple
The Ohio University Alumni Association welcomed more than 400 alumni and friends living in the Big Apple to “A Night in Athens…in New York!” a themed event that recreated the feel of Athens’-original sights, sounds and tastes.
June 17, 2014
Christopher France named 2014 Distinguished Professor
President Roderick J. McDavis bestowed the 2014 Distinguished Professor Award on Christopher France, professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences.
June 9, 2014
Keep Calm and Green On
More than 425 alumni and friends participated in a variety of events offered by the Ohio University Alumni Association during the University’s inaugural “On the Green Weekend”, May 29 through June 1, 2014.
June 5, 2014
Outstanding Alumni Chapter and Societies recognized during leadership conference
The Alumni Leadership Conference Awards kicked off the 2014 “On the Green Weekend” festivities on Thursday, May 29 with the return of alumni chapter and society members to their alma mater, many of whom received awards for outstanding service to Ohio University.
May 22, 2014
Classified Senate 25th anniversary celebration relocated to Grover Center Atrium
Classified Senate will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday, June 3, with a rededication of the Canada Red Cherry Tree in Emeriti Park that was planted in 2000 in honor of the organization's 10th anniversary.
May 20, 2014
Heritage College's James works with Ohio panel on strategies to increase diversity in health care workforce
What are the most effective ways of recruiting more minorities into Ohio’s health care workforce? Calvin James, who for more than two decades has been involved in such initiatives at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, shared some successful strategies with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio recently.
Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children receives $900,000 grant
Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC) has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $1 million to help connect southeast Ohio families with primary care providers and to strengthen and expand IPAC programs that improve access to essential health care services for children.
May 19, 2014
OHIO's strategic planning efforts include non-renewal of Monomoy Theatre lease
For 57 years, Ohio University has appreciated the rich theatrical experience afforded through its partnership with the Monomoy Theatre, the City of Chatham, Mass., and, more recently, the University of Hartford.
From the President's Desk

Public Schedule

9/18/14 8:00 AM

Appointments with Government Representatives

9/18/14 12:30 PM

3rd Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon

9/22/14 1:30 PM

Update with Ryan Lombardi, VP for Student Affairs