|The Future of Environmental Politics and Communication|
Since the results of the 2016 United States presidential election, many students at Ohio University are concerned about the direction of their future careers. Conversations in environmental studies classes in particular have left students "clamoring for more" -- more spaces and more opportunities to openly discuss what the future may hold for those pursuing a career in environmental services under a Trump Administration.
|EDA awards Voinovich School $144K in funding to impact regional economic development|
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently awarded Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs $144,000 to advance regional economic development, while identifying rising industries in Appalachia to retrain workers in declining industries — such as coal mining — to fill those jobs.
|Celebrating 100 Years of the National Parks Service: Alum combines art and cartography across all 59 national parks|
When Karla Sanders came to Ohio University from Cincinnati to study art, she never imagined that she would fall in love with geography. But her undergraduate general education requirement in geography opened the door to a new world, and she quickly found herself uncovering the treasures of an interdisciplinary career in art and environment. Ultimately, she earned a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) degree from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, along with master’s degrees in geography and cartography.
|OHIO community successfully rallies for GameDay Recycling Challenge|
On Oct. 17, Ohio University competed against colleges and universities across the nation in the 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge, a waste reduction and recycling competition. More than 22,000 football game attendees recycled and composted 7,225 pounds of materials for a 96 percent diversion rate from landfills. That’s almost a third of the weight of the entire Bobcat football team.
|MSES student awarded Graduate Student Senate travel grant|
Karie Whitman knew her professional development in Madagascar last summer was too fruitful to not return. However, she also knew she would need to find significant financial support for future research. Thanks to a Graduate Student Senate travel grant, she is one step closer to that goal.
|CCCE leading efforts to engage faculty in community engagement|
Since the the Center for Campus and Community Engagement’s founding in the fall of 2013, more than 120 OHIO faculty members from several campuses have participated in introductory service learning training, with 16 of those individuals recently completing an eight-week intensive training. These efforts have been spearheaded by two faculty members who are serving as OHIO’s service learning experts – Pete Mather from the Patton College of Education and Julie Paxton from the College of Arts and Sciences.
|OHIO Culinary Services prepares high-quality food for the masses|
Though Mary Jones is the associate director of Ohio University Culinary Services and responsible for the activities that take place within the Central Food Facility, she credits the success of the large operation to its managers and employees, who make a difference within the University community every day.
|Carolyn Bailey Lewis: Actively inspiring others|
When a group of Ohio University employees from the President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) travels to Bowling Green State University in March to present a panel discussion on disability accessibility planning at the annual State of the State conference, among them will be Carolyn Bailey Lewis.