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Apr 25
College of Business students team with world experts to tackle deadly mosquito-spread diseases
Vaylenx, a business run by Ohio University students, earned the Founder’s Award at the Texas Christian University (TCU) Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition for having the boldest idea with the widest impact.

Apr 22
Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Multicultural students discuss importance of studying abroad
The Office of Global Opportunities and the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention cohosted a Global Diversity Panel on April 15 that allowed multicultural students to discuss their travel abroad experiences.

Ohio University’s Team Ubuntu wins Scripps International Innovators Cup competition
After developing a solution addressing the underserved community of Somali refugees in Columbus, Ohio, Team Ubuntu of Ohio University has won the second Scripps International Innovators Cup and the top prize of $5,000.

Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration is April 29
This year’s Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Apr 21
Culinary Services shares Finals Week meal plan proration information
Culinary Services shares Finals Week meal plan proration information

Student speakers will address fellow graduates at Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies April 30
Two student speakers chosen through a competition hosted by the Division of Student Affairs will address their fellow graduates during Ohio University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies Saturday, April 30.

Apr 20
‘TBT with UPC and BSCPB Concert’ featuring Metro Station relocated to Baker Ballroom
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) and Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) are relocating the April 21 “TBT with UPC and BSCPB Concert” to the Baker University Center Ballroom due to inclement weather.

Athens Beautification Day nets over 900 volunteers, 3,000-plus service hours (PHOTOS)
More than 900 members of the Ohio University and Athens communities teamed up this past weekend to help make their collective a home a little more beautiful, performing more than 3,000 hours of service during this year’s Athens Beautification Day.

Air Force ROTC's annual Mobility Exercise at the Ridges
Air Force ROTC's annual Mobility Exercise at the Ridges

Apr 18
Ohio University partnering with Athens, nonprofits to offer many options for students to reuse and recycle during move-out
Ohio University is partnering with the City of Athens, Athens-Hocking Recycling Center and local nonprofits to provide on- and off-campus students with opportunities to donate all reusable items during move-out week Monday, April 25 through Sunday, May 2.

OHIO students share their study abroad experiences at Global Diversity Panel
As part of Ohio University's 2016 International Week, a group of students and one alumnus shared their study abroad experiences at the Global Diversity Panel on Friday, April 15, in Baker University Center.

Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award Banquet
Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award Banquet

Apr 16
OHIO students' Middle East study abroad trip includes visit to Bethlehem, West Bank
Ohio University students Seth Covert and Alena Klimas spent six weeks last summer studying abroad in Jordan and took some time to visit Bethlehem and the West Bank.

Apr 14
Backdrop Magazine to hold Charity Volleyball Tournament
In an effort to raise money for the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, the student magazine Backdrop is holding its annual “It’s Backdrop, Beach!” Charity Volleyball Tournament on Friday, April 15.

Apr 13
Annual VisCom Student Show kicks off April 22 with opening reception
Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication proudly presents the opening reception of the annual VisCom Student Show in the School of Visual Communication Gallery, Schoonover Center 140, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22.

‘TBT with UPC and BSCPB Concert’ featuring Metro Station to be held April 21
Ohio University’s University Program Council and Black Student Cultural Programming Board will hold their third annual “TBT with UPC and BSCPB Concert,” featuring Metro Station, beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 21, on South Beach.

Apr 12
The Future of Student Media Summit offered statistics, ideas for college media
More than 100 media innovators gathered to discuss ways to combat challenges facing collegiate media at The Future of Student Media Summit held April 8 and 9 on Ohio University’s Athens campus.

Office of Global Opportunities to host 'A Global Taste' on April 13
Ohio University’s Office of Global Opportunities will host “A Global Taste” on Wednesday, April 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Apr 11
International Week Keynote Address to feature alumnus Alex Sheen
An Ohio University graduate who is the founder of the international social movement and non-profit, “Because I Said I Would,” will provide the Keynote Address for the university’s International Week on Wednesday, April 13.

Students, faculty from Augsburg University to present Infographic Treasures on April 12
Students from Augsburg University of Applied Sciences will visit Ohio University April 12-14 and participate in an Infographic Treasures event on Tuesday, April 12 that aims to familiarize the audience with the city of Augsburg, Germany and historic infographic examples.

West 82 Food Court to receive enhancements via summer renovation
West 82 Food Court to receive enhancements via summer renovation

Apr 10
Student excellence in leadership, community service celebrated at awards ceremony (PHOTOS)
Dozens of Ohio University students and several student organizations were honored during the 33rd annual Leadership Awards Gala, held April 6 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Apr 8
A message from President McDavis
A message from President McDavis

Ohio University Lancaster Kicks Off Social Justice Week with Series of Awareness Events
Social Justice Week is an opportunity to bridge gaps between various student organizations and bring together diverse individuals and student leaders, as well as the greater Ohio University community, to shed light on their passions and educate others on today’s pressing social issues. The week’s events are free and open to the public.

Apr 7
CLDC’s annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium slated for April 15
Nearly 50 schools and school districts from throughout the United States will be visiting Ohio University on April 15 for the Career and Leadership Development Center's Teacher Recruitment Consortium, an event designed to connect OHIO’s graduating education majors with potential employment opportunities.

Ohio University restroom committee shares survey results, public forum feedback
Ohio University restroom committee shares survey results, public forum feedback

Apr 6
Pre-registration for Athens Beautification Day ends April 10
Hundreds of Ohio University Bobcats have already committed to participate in this year’s Athens Beautification Day, and this weekend marks the deadline to pre-register for this day of community service that draws together town and gown.

Ohio University Eastern student Brittany Hodgson nationally honored
Brittany Hodgson, a senior majoring in social work at Ohio University Eastern, was recently honored for her achievements by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and Sigma Alpha Lambda.

Apr 5
Scripps students win in SPJ student journalism regional competition, advance to national competition
Students from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism won nine awards Saturday in a four-state regional competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Three first-place entries advance to the national Mark of Excellence Awards.

Ohio University Speaking Bobcats win eight national championship titles
This weekend, the Speaking Bobcats of Ohio University competed at the 2016 Public Communication Speech & Debate League (PCSDL) National Tournament hosted at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana. Designed to update intercollegiate speech and debate competition for the 21st century, this event sponsors competition in events like TED Talks, Slam Poetry and Interviewing.

Apr 4
Technology tips for Skype interviews
Follow these tips to look and sound your best during online interviews.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Ishan Patel
Learn about Ishan's heavy involvement in student organizations and who makes the best pizza in Athens.

#BusinessBobcat Sierra Humphrey explains how writing for LinkedIn can help your career
Sierra Humphrey, Ohio University’s LinkedIn Campus Editor, explains how sharing articles on LinkedIn can help you further your career.

What the ‘Kids Shark Tank’ thought of Cluster students’ business plans
As students shuffled into their Integrated Business Cluster class last Wednesday, an unlikely group greeted them: nine kids, ages 6-12.

Apr 1
Ohio University student graces silver screen in Miles Davis biopic
Julian Howard, an Ohio University student majoring in music, is one of the actors in the long-awaited Miles Davis biopic, "Miles Ahead."

Mar 31
OHIO students to host panel discussions about MDIA SXSW 2016 experience
Following last month’s trip to the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, 23 Ohio University students will be hosting two panel discussions to share about their experiences from the trip. There will be two separate panel events, one on Tuesday, April 4 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Schoonover 380 and the second on Thursday, April 14 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in RTVC 639.

Ohio University encourages students, faculty and staff traveling abroad to consider extra safety precautions
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks across the globe, Ohio University is encouraging all students, faculty and staff with plans to travel abroad to consider extra safety precautions before and during their trips.

April 6 Leadership Awards Gala to honor exceptional students, organizations
The 33rd annual Leadership Awards Gala, celebrating the theme “Vision,” is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Mar 30
City of Athens and Ohio University announce pilot program to improve transportation access
City of Athens and Ohio University announce pilot program to improve transportation access

I AM THAT GIRL gaining momentum as a student group for women
A new student organization at Ohio University is encouraging women to lift up themselves and each other. I AM THAT GIRL is a national organization that aims to “transform self-doubt into self-love.

CLDC to hold first-ever non-profit service and career fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will host the Work That Matters Service and Career Fair, connecting OHIO students with career, internship and volunteer opportunities at non-profit and government service organizations, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Bobcat Student Lounge in Baker University Center.

Mar 29
What you missed at Schey Talks
More than 200 students, faculty, staff, and members of the community gathered at the Athena Cinema Wed., Mar. 23 for the first annual Schey Talks.

Mar 28
Learn more about Spring Commencement 2016
Learn more about Spring Commencement 2016

Moms Weekend 2016 filled with fun activities
Moms Weekend may be the last family weekend on the Ohio University academic calendar, but sometimes the best is saved for last. Thousands of moms are expected to visit the Athens Campus from April 1-3.

Registration open, Future of Student Media Summit to take place April 8-9
Ohio University will host a national Future of Student Media Summit April 8 and 9 to unite leaders of college news outlets in a conversation about financial challenges facing campus media.

Professor Emeritus, author Dr. David Mould to conduct reading on March 30
Professor Emeritus of media studies at Ohio University Dr. David Mould will return to conduct a special reading from his book, “Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia” on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lasher Learning Center, Room 130 in the Schoonover Center for Communication. A reception, book signing and sale will follow Mould’s reading.

Mar 25
'An Evening of Sweet Exchange' event is March 31
A new university-wide program titled, "An Evening of Sweet Exchange," will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Nelson Commons. Students attending the multicultural dessert social will experience a free opportunity to interact and bond over structured activities, international music, and a variety of desserts that will appease many audiences.

A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers

Mar 24
Sophomore Tajha Laflore overcomes family struggles to excel in college
Growing up in Cincinnati, the Laflore family faced financial hardship that forced them to move regularly. Tajha, the second youngest of five siblings, said she remembers being in a different place every year.