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Feb 14
Office of the Registrar announces class permission slips are going paperless
Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, the class permission (“green slip”) process is available online for all students. Summer semester 2019 is the first semester students will be able to initiate a permission request online through their My OHIO Student Center.

OHIO sending student leaders to annual MBLGTACC conference
Fifteen OHIO student leaders are traveling to Wichita, Kansas, for the 2019 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference.

Feb 13
Read 'The History of Housing and Residence Life from the 1800s to the Present"
Living on campus has been a defining experience for generations of OHIO students. Today more than 7,300 students live and learn in 39 residence halls and the housing and residence life experience is woven into the fabric of campus life.

Feb 12
Cutler Scholars Program hosts the 2018 Scholar Summit
Forty high-promise scholars from other universities met at OHIO in the fall for the 2018 Scholar Summit hosted by the Cutler Scholars Program. The event integrated a diverse array of workshops, panels, speeches and roundtable discussions focused on helping scholars maximize the opportunities offered by the merit scholarship programs.

Feb 11
New West 82 station puts a tasty, and healthy, spin on a college staple
The Let's Get Ramen station at West 82 allows students to choose from a variety of options to create their own unique dish, ranging between chicken, tofu and beef as protein choices to a number of garnishes and flavoring options, including water chestnuts, sweet corn and miso.

Life on Death Row conversation on Feb. 13 is next ’90 Minutes Series’ conversation
The next “90 Minutes Series” conversation will highlight the story of former death row inmate Joe D’Ambrosio. He spent more than 20 years in prison before he was exonerated. He will share how he’s rebuilding his life at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Campus rec offering variety of activities this spring
From backpacking at the Red River Gorge to doing the luau on ice, Ohio University’s Campus Recreation has something for everyone this spring semester. The department promotes the physical, emotional and social growth of students by engaging them in recreational facilities and programs.

Feb 7
Undergraduates invited to apply for paid Research Scholar positions to gain valuable applied experiences
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering Undergraduate Research Scholar funded positions for the­ 2019-2020 academic year. ­ Highly motivated students from any school or department are encouraged to apply for these competitive positions. To be eligible, students should have at least a 3.5 GPA.

Feb 6
Engineering student duo named semi-finalists in Simio simulation competition
Russ College students Clive Chirume and Madison Fiehrer landed in the top 14 of 300 teams that comprised a total of 1,064 students from across the world. Competing as team “MC Solutions,” Fiehrer and Chirume were tasked with simulating a corn seed production facility to show seed processing from harvest to delivery.

Cardio with Cupid event offers members a chance to exercise with a seasonal twist
The event, which includes a series of group fitness classes taught by Ping instructors, provides students the opportunity to try out a number of cardio fitness staples in a more relaxed environment.

Feb 5
CLDC to host spring Career and Internship Fair with Pre-Conference and Bobcat Breakfast
The bi-annual event takes place both fall and spring semesters and is free for students and alumni to attend.

Feb 4
‘90 Minutes Series’ talk on Feb. 6 to feature Pulitzer Prize winning storytelling coach Amy Wilson
The first “90 Minutes Series” event of 2019 will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Schoonover 145 when Amy Wilson, the storytelling coach at The Cincinnati Enquirer, visits campus. She played a key role when the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for its narrative on heroin abuse in Southwest Ohio.

Feb 1
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism officially moves to E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
The prestigious fellowship program was established in 1972 at The Ohio State University, with grants from The Kiplinger Foundation, in honor of W. M. Kiplinger, who founded the prominent Washington publisher of business forecasts and personal-finance periodicals. The program has equipped nearly 10,000 journalists with the latest tools and strategies for success.

Jan 31
Aviation program receives aircraft as top flight school
Textron Aviation has named Ohio University as one of just four 2019 Top Hawk schools, awarding the Department of Aviation a Cessna Skyhawk aircraft for the year. It is the world’s most popular flight trainer to teach student aviators and display at recruiting events.

Jan 30
Office of Sustainability announces Climate & Sustainability Ambassadors Program
The Ambassadors will be advocates for the Office of Sustainability and will participate in outreach and education to students, faculty and staff on aspects of climate change and sustainability.

Jan 24
Ohio University named Music Teachers National Association’s chapter of the year
The award honors an MTNA chapter for its exceptional contributions to the music teaching profession. Ingle said the selection of OHIO’s chapter recognizes the “significant accomplishments and important work” it is doing to advance music and music teaching on campus and in the community.

Information session on study abroad opportunities in Ecuador
An information session on three different study abroad opportunities in Ecuador will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Baker University Center 230.

Jan 22
Mechanical engineering doctoral student wins best paper at national meeting
Michael Spencer recently received the best paper award at the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. It is the premier chemical engineering educational forum for innovation and professional growth.

Jan 16
iCUE Spotlight: Jan. 18-24, 2019
This week's schedule features a 1980s-themed dance on ice, a professional leadership workshop and the first 90 Minutes Series talk of the spring semester by Pulitzer Prize storytelling coach Amy Wilson.

Jan 15
OHIO online master’s programs ranked among top in nation by U.S. News & World Report
Four of Ohio University’s online master’s programs, as well as its overall online bachelor’s program, were ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report in rankings released today.

Dec 20
Ohio University Fall Commencement 2018 recap [VIDEO]
Ohio University’s newest class of graduates became OHIO alumni at Fall Commencement 2018. This video recap features images from the event.

Dec 18
Dr. Nancy Stevens, Fall Commencement speaker, tells graduates they can make a difference on rapidly changing planet [PHOTOS]
More than 900 students participated in Ohio University’s 2018 Fall Commencement ceremony on Dec. 15. The annual fall ceremony honored OHIO students earning doctoral, professional doctoral, masters or undergraduate degrees on all campuses and through eLearning programs.

Dec 17
OHIO photojournalism student interns at The New York Times: Next stop, Denmark
Ohio University 2018 graduate Emma Howells was one of 32 students worldwide to be selected as an intern for The New York Times, and one of only three photography interns to work at the internationally-acclaimed newspaper this past summer. It was the first time the company had an all-female group of photography interns.

Dec 14
Ohio University Eastern faculty member co-publishes new book
Dr. Kevin R. Spiker, associate professor of political science at Ohio University Eastern, and Dr. James B. Whisker, professor emeritus of political science at West Virginia University, have published a new book, ‘The Alien Tort Claims Act.’  This is the first in a series of peer-reviewed works that will examine numerous topics in the fields of international law and U.S. military policy.

Dec 13
University seeks applications for new presidential graduate student medal awards
Beginning Jan. 20, applications will be accepted for two new presidential graduate student medal awards, one for a master’s student and one for a doctoral student. The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2019.

Inaugural cohort of OHIO students selected to participate in Capital Internship Program in Washington, DC this spring
President M. Duane Nellis has announced the four students who comprise the inaugural cohort of Ohio University’s Capital Internship Program. The four students will intern with members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation to explore public service.

Dec 6
Minimum wage rate increases Jan. 1
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase to $8.55 per hour (up $0.25 from current rate of $8.30) and for tipped employees the minimum wage will be $4.30 per hour (up $0.15 from the current rate of $4.15).

Nov 28
Need-to-know information for Fall Commencement 2018
Approximately 900 students are expected to participate in the 2018 Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15. The combined undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

Nov 15
Two OHIO students named University Innovation Fellows
Two Honors Tutorial College students have been named 2018 University Innovation Fellows — a program that empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. HTC business major Audrey Bull and HTC environmental studies major Ed Drabold are two of 358 students from 96 higher education institutions and 16 countries.

Nov 14
OHIO Air Force ROTC cadets teach West Elementary sixth graders history of U.S. flag
Three cadets met with the sixth-grade students to discuss the history and significance of the flag. Because the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks had just occurred, it was good timing.

Nov 13
The Patton College of Education’s RHT Program to host sustainable events for Thanksgiving
The Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism program will host three Thanksgiving-related events over the next week. Two of the events are part of The Sustainable Food Series, a series of events to promote a healthy and waste-free lifestyle. “Making Healthy Thanksgiving Alternatives” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 14, in McCracken Hall’s Demonstration Kitchen from 4-6 p.m. The Ecohouse Thanksgiving Dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ohio University Ecohouse on Dairy Lane. And the “Home Away From Home Lunch,” which will take place on Nov. 19 from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in McCracken Hall’s Demonstration Kitchen.

Nov 8
Five students win opportunity to ‘Go Global’ via social media raffle
The Office of Global Opportunities awarded study away scholarships to five lucky students who participated in a social media raffle at the annual Global Opportunities Fair in September. The Global Opportunities Fair gives students the chance to explore the various domestic and international study away programs offered by OHIO and its affiliate providers.

Nov 6
Russ College students, alumnus helped create new space for innovation at OHIO
Ohio University students studying across disciplines now have a new physical hub for innovation and entrepreneurship on the Athens campus, thanks in part to the tireless efforts of two Russ College students.

Student aviators serve up chili cook-off for OHIO Dad’s Weekend
The Ohio University student chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) warmed visiting parents Saturday for the group’s annual Dad’s Weekend chili-cook off, held at the OHIO Airport (UNI).

Nov 1
‘90 Minutes Series’ talks continue in November
The Ohio University “90 Minutes Series,” hosts speakers that address racism, sexism, politics and other global topics. The November talks are: Kwame Ajamu will present “Tales from Death Row,” on Nov. 7, and writer/filmmaker Branson Wright will present “The Blur” on Nov. 14.

Patton College doctoral student researches glaciology in Arctic
Nina Adanin, a first-year doctoral student in Instructional Technology with a focus in distance-learning in extreme environments, and a team of researchers spent two weeks in the Arctic researching glaciology for a project.

Oct 30
Calling all freshmen: How will you create for good?
Watch how students plan to make their mark to improve the human condition.

Oct 26
University Program to host Dad’s Weekend Casino Extravaganza
The free Nov. 3 casino event is for students and their dads. There will be snacks, a photo booth, high-value prizes, casino table games and a spin wheel.

Oct 23
Students reminded to be smart, civil and safe during Halloween weekend
Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones asks students to encourage personal and civic responsibility to ensure a safe Halloween weekend for all.

Ziplining and sports on tap for Dads Weekend
Bobcats, it is time to prepare yourself for dad jokes because it is almost Dads Weekend. Starting Friday, Nov. 2, and going until Sunday. Nov. 4, Dads Weekend is the second of four parent and family weekends during the academic year.

Summit encourages students to advocate and lead
Overall, Patterson said she was thrilled to see such a large, diverse group of students and faculty engaged with both of the speakers.

Oct 22
CLDC to host Grad School Fair Oct. 23
The Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center will host its annual Grad School Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, in the Baker University Center Ballroom, located on the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

Oct 19
Board of Trustees approves capital projects, reviews key program reports
The Ohio University Board of Trustees met with alumni, toured the new CoLab, and approved several key resolutions during its meetings on Oct. 18 and 19.

‘Diversity is OHIO’ panel discussion is Oct. 24
Ohio University will host a panel discussion titled, “Diversity is OHIO,” that highlights the importance of diversity and the University’s plan to advance diversity on campus on Wednesday, Oct. 24

Oct 18
Let’s Get Spooky with UPC! is Oct. 24
UPC will have snacks and various Halloween-themed activities and you'll get food and prizes and make some memories!

Oct 16
University releases 2019-20 Family Weekends dates
Ohio University designates four weekends each year as Family Weekends. Throughout these weekends, families and their students are encouraged to attend performances, lectures, sporting events and recreational activities while exploring OHIO’s campus.

Oct 15
Passion for gaming helps student win big
Not only was there a constant line for two days straight at the GRID Lab, School of Media Arts and Studies and the Scripps College of Communications booth at GDEX in Columbus, but Gray took home several awards.

Oct 12
Scripps PRSSA awarded national outstanding chapter award
The Hugh M. Culbertson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America at Ohio University was awarded the Dr. F.H. Teahan Outstanding Chapter award. Recipients must show leadership on a national level, have a strong relationship with PRSA and chapter advisers and show active chapter membership.

Oct 11
Apply now for the new Ohio University Ohio University Capital Internship Program
This new program, which was announced on Sept. 27 by President Nellis, seeks to provide a core group of students who have an interest in government and public policy with the opportunity to participate first-hand in public service by observing and contributing to the legislative process. The application deadline is Oct. 29.

Oct 10
LGBT Center to celebrate 20th anniversary this fall
The Ohio University LGBT Center is celebrating its 20th year or “rainbowversary” this year and it has many fun and informative events planned this semester.