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9/25/14 First Amendment Rights discussion with Mary Beth Tinker, of Tinker vs. Des Moines, 5 p.m., Baker Center Ballroom. 

Mary Beth Tinker, one of the plaintiffs in the precedential lawsuit Tinker v. Des Moines, will visit Ohio University to speak to classes and the community about the lawsuit that established free-speech rights for students in schools. Tinker was 13 years old in 1965 when she and her brother wore black armbands to their schools in Des Moines, Iowa, protesting the government’s actions in Vietnam. School officials suspended the Tinkers, saying the armbands disrupted school activities. Her visit is sponsored by the Ohio University chapter of Society of Professional Journalists and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Athens activist Arlene Sheak, a friend of Tinker’s, helped arrange the visit.

9/25/14 Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic 

The 13th Annual Ohio University Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic will returning to its roots by returning to the Athens Country Club. Proceeds from the event benefit the students of Ohio University J. Warren McClure School of Information & Telecommunication Systems. In the past 12 years, an endowment fund of $160K has been established, resulting in the presentation of 10 scholarships. Register online.

10/10-10/12/14 Ohio University Homecoming

  • 10/11/14 Scripps College Homecoming Reception, Schoonover Center Lobby, time TBD

10/14/14 Scripps Day

3/23-3/27/15 Communication Week