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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.
May 15, 2014
Community invited to comment on disability, accessibility strategic plan at OHIO
The Presidential Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PADCAP) is seeking input from the Ohio University community about a proposed 10-year strategic plan designed to address accessibility improvements.
May 9, 2014
The OHIO Guarantee: An innovative, transparent approach to managing college affordability
President Roderick J. McDavis wrote this op-ed for The Toldeo Blade, which was published May 6, explaining OHIO's innovative new approach to tuition and fees with The OHIO Guarantee.
April 29, 2014
Ohio University’s Promise Lives Campaign surpasses goal, continues to fill needs
Thanks to the generosity of nearly 75,000 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign has surpassed its $450 million goal ahead of schedule. The Campaign, which will continue though June 30, 2015, seeks to secure an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.
Two OHIO faculty/staff members top The Promise Lives Campaign over the $450 million goal
Athens residents and Ohio University faculty/staff members Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor John Kopchick and his wife Char, assistant dean of students for campus involvement, have committed $2 million in support of academic programs as part of Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – pushing the Campaign over its $450 million goal.
April 28, 2014
Russ College honors alumni, faculty and staff at annual awards celebration
Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology recognized distinguished alumni and outstanding faculty and staff Friday at its annual spring awards celebration.
April 25, 2014
Longenecker recognized for work in rural healthcare training programs
Randall Longenecker, M.D., FAAFP, assistant dean for rural and underserved programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, has received a national award for his role in helping prepare medical students and residents for practice in rural areas. The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) presented its 2014 Outstanding Educator Award to Dr. Longenecker on Thursday, April 24, during NRHA’s 37th Rural Health Conference in Las Vegas. <br />
April 24, 2014
Bike Rodeo Pedals Into Athens May 10
Children throughout Athens County are invited to learn about bicycle safety during the 13th annual Athens Bike Rodeo, hosted by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The free event will be held Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Athens Community Center, rain or shine.
President to make Promise Lives Campaign announcement
President Roderick J. McDavis will make a special announcement regarding The Promise Lives Campaign for Ohio University on Tuesday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Baker University Center's 1804 Lounge.
April 17, 2014
Student Expo 2014 winners announced (PHOTOS)
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 10, 2014 at the Convocation Center. The winners of each judging category are now available online.
April 15, 2014
Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social April 25
Ohio University is hosting an ice cream social on Friday, April 25 beginning at 2 p.m. in Wolfe Garden, located between Alden Library and Cutler Hall on the College Green.
April 14, 2014
What's the big idea? A look at new OHIO inventions
A spotlight on seven new technologies under development by Ohio University scientists and engineers.
March 28, 2014
National conference to attract rural medical education leaders to Athens
Approximately 70 medical educators from across the country will gather at the Ohio University Inn April 16-18 for the 2014 Rural Training Tracks Conclave, sponsored by the RTT Collaborative and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
From the President's Desk

Public Schedule

8/1/14 10:30 AM

Capital Funding and Priorities Committee Meeting

8/7/14 9:00 AM

NCAA Division I Board of Directors Meeting

8/18/14 3:00 PM

New Faculty Orientation