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Alumni News | Frisch Reduces Material Waste With Quilting Business

by Alex Paoletti ’20 Following graduation, Janice Frisch ’07 studied at Indiana University Bloomington and earned her M.A. in Folklore and her Ph.D. in Folklore. There she had the opportunity to work with the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska for her research on shifts in American quilting styles. Her […]

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Posted on 06/16/2020

Alumni News | KBO Quotes Lovelace on ‘Bridge too Far’ Catchphrase

Alexander Lovelace, portrait in officeKBO Ch. 4 carried an AP story which quotes Ohio University alumnus Alexander Lovelace, Ph.D. in History,  in a story headlined “‘A bridge too far’: Coronavirus catchphrase taken from WWII.” “Who knew?” said Alexander Lovelace, who just earned his doctorate in American military history at Ohio University after defending his […]

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Posted on 05/18/2020

Happy Beginnings | Lynsey Beros and Austin Warehime Earn Graduate Degrees in Nashville

Austin Warehime and Lynsey Beros, portrait with Nashville skylineEditor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. These are exciting times for Lynsey Beros and Austin Warehime. The two accomplished Ohio University alumni are slated to earn their terminal degrees in May in […]

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Posted on 05/11/2020

Washington Post Quotes Jellison on Melania Trump’s Grace and Intelligence

Katherine Jellison, portraitThe Washington Post Style section quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Melania Trump, a most private first lady, finds her voice in a stay-at-home pandemic.” “Between the two of them, she certainly is the person who is more sensitive to […]

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Posted on 04/24/2020

Alumni News | Marchbanks Talks about Truckers, Travelers at COVID News Conference

Jack Marchbanks, portraitWTOL Ch. 11 reported on Ohio University alumnus Jack Marchbanks’ role in Ohio’s daily COVID-19 news conference Jack Marchbanks, the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, said his department is working to keep rest areas open and clean for truck drivers, who he thanked for being vital to the […]

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Posted on 04/06/2020

History Student Receives Student Enhancement Award

From Research Communications A History graduate student is among the 2020 recipients of the Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards program, which provided 21 students with a total of $121,948 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring. James Bohland (graduate student, History; mentor: John Brobst) received […]

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Posted on 03/29/2020

CNN Quotes Jellison on Melania Trump Coronavirus PSAs

Katherine Jellison, portraitCNN quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Melania Trump to appear in public health PSAs on coronavirus.” “I think this would be a great time to remind Americans about the ‘Be Best’ campaign,” said Katherine Jellison, a professor of history […]

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Posted on 03/20/2020

AFP Quotes Jellison on Jill Biden, ‘Ideal’ Political Partner

Katherine Jellison, portraitAgence France-Presse quotes Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor & Chair of History at Ohio University, in a story headlined “Jill Biden, Joe’s protective wife and campaign cohort.” Her professional record, her warm and friendly persona and ability to campaign effectively on her own make Jill Biden an “ideal” 21st century political […]

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Posted on 03/06/2020

Settling Ohio: Waterways, Apples, Power & Class

William Kerrigan with John Chapman sketch“The settling of Ohio is all about the rivers—what the settlers called the Western waters,” said Dr. Kim Gruenwald at the Settling Ohio: First Nations and Beyond conference held Feb. 21-22 at Ohio University. She went on to describe trade bounded by the movement of goods when river conditions were […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020

Settling Ohio: Stories to Tell, Legacies to Preserve

Chief Glenna Wallace at Settling Ohio conferenceThe first settlers to Ohio arrived more than 13,000 years ago. They likely traveled a land bridge from Asia down through Western North American, then made their way east to the Ohio Valley. More modern history finds another group of settlers coming from the newly formed republic in Eastern North […]

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Posted on 02/24/2020