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McDavis discusses latest university news on radio show 

Podcast will be available online 

President Roderick J. McDavis discussed the latest Ohio University news on Athens radio station WATH 970 today.

He was a guest on the hour-long talk show Party Line, which is hosted by station owner Dave Palmer every weekday from 9-10 a.m.

McDavis' topics during the broadcast included: university and state budgets, "The Promise Lives" capital campaign, tuition, employee benefits, student scholarships, construction projects, sustainability, and new student fines for alcohol and marijuana violations.

A podcast of the interview will be made available on the WATH 970 website.

McDavis is scheduled as a guest on the show five more times within the next 12 months as part of the university's commitment to supply the local radio show with a special guest once a month.

Here is a schedule of upcoming Ohio University guests on Party Line:

Aug. 11 – Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit
Sept. 8 – President Roderick J. McDavis
Oct. 13 – Executive Director of the Alumni Association Graham Stewart
Nov. 10 – Dean of the Patton College of Education and Human Services Renée Middleton
Dec. 8 – President Roderick J. McDavis
Jan. 5, 2012 – President Roderick J. McDavis
Feb. 9 – Vice Provost for Diversity, Access and Equity Brian Bridges
March 1 – President Roderick J. McDavis
April 12 – Vice President of Student Affairs Kent Smith
May 10 – Associate Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi
July 12 – President Roderick J. McDavis
Aug. 9 – Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit