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Commencement : 2009
2009 Commencement News

Mar 17, 2009
Noted photographer to address graduates
This year, Herman Leonard, a 1947 Ohio University alumnus and world-renowned photographer whose images captured the history and movement of jazz, will speak at Ohio University's two undergraduate commencement ceremonies. The ceremonies are set for 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13, in the Convocation Center. More...
May 22, 2009
Volunteers needed for commencement ceremonies
University Events is looking for volunteers to assist in the upcoming commencement ceremonies. Volunteers are a key element in making commencement successful and memorable for our graduates, their families and friends. More...
Jun 3, 2009
First Appalachian Scholar to graduate
The first graduate of President Roderick J. McDavis' Appalachian Scholars program is getting ready to graduate -- a year ahead of schedule. Erin Shipbaugh, a business marketing major from East Rochester, Ohio, who also will earn a Professional Sales Certificate, completed her degree in only three years. More...
Jun 8, 2009
College of Fine Arts celebrates commencement speaker
Noted photographer and Ohio University alumnus Herman Leonard is the 2009 commencement speaker. In honor of his return, events are scheduled by the Ohio University Jazz Combo, Kennedy Museum of Art and Alden Library. More...
Commencement information for grads and visitors
Graduation is an exciting time for all, but not everyone is well versed in the ways of commencement. Here are some tips for graduating students and their families for the big occasion. More...
Countdown to Commencement 2009
For nearly 4,000 undergraduates, graduate and doctoral students, the countdown to graduation will culminate this weekend. The graduate ceremony will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 12, and two undergraduate ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 13. More...
Noted professor, author to give keynote
Patricia Weitsman, recipient of the 2008 Outstanding Graduate Teacher Award, will give the keynote address at Friday's graduate student commencement ceremony. Weitsman's areas of research and specialization are in international relations, with an emphasis on international security and international relations theory. More...
Jun 10, 2009
A family tradition
Soon-to-be graduate Ashlee Dolan's family has deep roots at Ohio University. The fourth-generation Bobcat's family tradition at Ohio University started with her great-grandfather, Clarence Lorenzo Dow, after whom Dow Lake was named. More...
Regional campuses recognize graduates
While all graduating students may participate in the formal commencement ceremonies on the Athens campus, students who have completed their degrees on one of the five regional campuses also have an opportunity to celebrate their accomplishment among local family and friends. Each campus holds a recognition event to honor their graduates who have completed associate, bachelor's or master's degrees. More...
Jun 11, 2009
First, but by no means the last
Fifty years ago, Joseph M. Denham earned a spot in Ohio University history, becoming its first student to earn a doctoral degree. In the ensuing years, Ohio University's graduate programs have only grown, but the emphasis on teaching and working with students hasn't diminished. More...
Mixing it up
Two seniors in the journalism advertising sequence, Ryan Dease and Victor Rasgaitis, are firm believers in collaboration. So much so, in fact, that they created TheCreativeBlender.com, a free Web site to facilitate communication between student peers. More...
Non-traditional student reaps rewards
Graduating senior Maureen Burns reflects on her seven-year journey from single mother to business owner and Ohio University degree holder. Burns is the founder of Herbal Sage Tea. More...
Jun 12, 2009
A college career to cherish
Looking back at their time at Ohio University, seven graduating University Communications and Marketing employees recount fond times both in and out of the classroom. More...
Embarking on a new journey
They worked diligently to get to this point and that hard work received recognition Friday morning as candidates for master's and doctoral degrees gathered for the 2009 Graduate Commencement ceremony. More...
Jun 13, 2009
Commencement 2009
That first step onto the Convocation Center floor evoked many reactions from soon-to-be graduates of Ohio University at Saturday's Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies. One by one, the class of 2009 absorbed their first glimpse of the 255th commencement with smiles, solemnity, laughter and tears. More...
Jun 15, 2009
Commencement 2009 [multimedia]
2009 was a very good year as Ohio University celebrated its 255th commencement. Take a look back at OHIO's 2009 commencement ceremonies. More...
Commencement 2009 [video]
Over 4,000 Ohio University undergraduate students became alumni Saturday, June 13, as the university celebrated its 255th commencement. Join the festivities as graduating seniors' share their thoughts on what they will miss most, their most memorable moments at OHIO and advice for incoming freshmen. More...

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2009 Commencement Dates

College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement
Saturday, June 6, 2009

10 a.m.
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni
Memorial Auditorium

Graduate Commencement
Friday, June 12, 2009
9:30 a.m.
Convocation Center

Undergraduate Commencement
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Convocation Center

9:30 a.m.    
College of Business
College of Fine Arts
Regional Higher Education
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Scripps College of Communication
University College

2 p.m.
College of Arts and Sciences
College of Education
College of Health and Human Services
Honors Tutorial College


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