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Students News

Nov 24
New online student management system opens new doors for University offices
The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention has partnered with the Campus Involvement Center to connect multicultural students to OrgSync, an online community created specifically for student organizations. Members can create individual profiles and add groups to receive updates, event information and organization notifications.

UPC hosting Dec. 2 'Fireside: Film, Food, and Fun' event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “Fireside: Film, Food, and Fun” event on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Nov 19
MDIA Student Elected Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North and Latin America
Michael France, a School of Media Arts & Studies student from the Honors Tutorial College, was recently elected as the new Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North & Latin America at the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention which took place Oct. 28- Nov. 1 in New York City.

University hosts first Thanksgiving lunch for foster care students
On Nov. 15, The Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention in partnership with the Ohio chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America and other agencies hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for Southeast Ohio foster care children and their families.

VICO students earn 10 awards at College Photographer of the Year competition
On Nov. 12 the 70th College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) and Still Photography Division winners were announced, which included wins for five students and one alumnus from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication. Daniel Owen, BSVC ’15, was named the Runner-up College Photographer of the Year with a Silver award in the Portfolio category.

Nov 18
Student uses time in Athens to create his own brand
Marquis Maines, a junior interactive design major at Ohio University, is using his time in Athens to gain more than an education. He partnered with his best friend Michael Jones to create the company Cheo & Scott.

Nov 17
1-Credit Themes in Action courses offered in Spring
Students looking for a 1-credit course for Spring 2016 can dip into one a CAS 1300x Themes in Action course. Choose from five different sections—each focused on a different curricular theme—and get involved in activities and events around sustainability, local food, justice and social change, wealth and poverty, and international security

Nov 16
Bobcats, their dads hit the links at Alden Library (PHOTOS)
Known as a center for learning and discovery on Ohio University’s Athens Campus, part of Alden Library was recently transformed into a place for family bonding and friendly competition as University Libraries hosted a mini golf event in honor of Dads Weekend.

Scripps Innovation Challenge partners with alumnus, Mashable for challenge
Global media company Mashable is challenging Ohio University students participating in the annual Scripps Innovation Challenge (SIC) to solve a unique real-world communication problem.

Upcoming events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with two renowned speakers
Ohio University will host two events on campus, on Monday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater, featuring renowned speakers on entrepreneurship in celebration of the eight annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Nov 13
#BusinessBobcat Buzz podcast: Your reputation matters
Have 10 minutes? Great. Learn why your online reputation matters and how to manage it successfully with three simple tips from Brittany Tyree, assistant director, Office of Career Management.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Patrick Burke
He loves the bike path, finance, and NYC. Meet Patrick Burke!

MDIA music production students working with Spoon’s Jim Eno
n December, Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies Professor Josh Antonuccio will be taking five Ohio University students to Austin, Texas, for a week to work with Jim Eno, producer and founding member of Spoon.

Nov 12
Journalism student receives Provost Undergraduate Research Fund award
Danielle Keeton-Olsen, a senior studying journalism, received a Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) award for her Honor’s Tutorial College thesis project, Law Enforcement & Community Relations in Appalachian Ohio.

National Geographic environmental photojournalist featured at GIS Open House
Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist Dennis Dimick will lead the celebration of International GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week at Ohio University during the second annual GIS Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2015, in the lower level atrium of the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication.

Nov 10
International delegation featured at environmental studies and ecotourism seminar
“Creating National Parks in a Biodiversity Hotspot” will be the focus of a public session featuring an international delegation of national park directors and non-governmental organization experts from Kosovo at the Friends of the Library Room on the third floor of Alden Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

OHIO to celebrate Zero Waste Week with series of campus events
Ohio University will join thousands of local organizers to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, with a Zero Waste Week of events from November 14 – 20, 2015, to raise awareness about recycling and waste on campus.

Nov 6
Doctoral communication student conducts “Hidden Poetry” workshop on Nov. 12 for veterans, public
The day after Veterans Day, Nicole Eugene, a doctoral candidate in the School of Communication Studies, will host a free workshop titled “Hidden Poetry: How does poetry help people who carry the hidden wounds of war and trauma?”

Meet the College of Business Professor: Dr. Connie Esmond-Kiger
She loves puzzles, was once an interior designer, and fell in love with Athens on a dreary December day. But, the most important thing to know about Dr. Esmond-Kiger is how much she loves students, teaching, and developing curriculum.

Polish company Benus adopts recommendations from Ohio University MBA students
Students from the MBA class of 2015 recently found that the company they worked with in Poland is now implementing their recommendations. As a result, the company is poised to grow in lucrative Asian markets.

Nov 5
Center for International Studies hosting open house Nov. 13
The Center for International Studies at Ohio University will host an open house on Friday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Yamada International House 009 Classroom.

Grad student helps schoolteachers learn classroom management
Alex Holdaway, sixth-year Psychology doctoral student and his team at the Center for Intervention Research in Schools, is working to provide education majors with the skills they need to effectively manage their classrooms before they graduate.

Meteorology club named top chapter by American Meteorological Society
The Ohio University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society was named "Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year" by the American Meteorological Society.

OHIO welcomes largest class of Cutler Scholars in program’s history
This fall the Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomed 15 new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship, the largest first-year class in the program’s history.

Student starts Uniiculture social platform
Miguel Gomez '16 founds Uniiculture is a social platform to bridge the gap between communities (e.g. International, Social Justice/Activist, Greek Life, Sports, Arts & Media, etc.).

Nov 4
From OHIO to OU: Three Bobcats Represent at Environmental Journalism Conference
Ohio University past, present and future appeared last month in Norman, Oklahoma for the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalism (SEJ). Three OHIO Bobcats: a student, an alumnus and a faculty member, participated in the multi-day conference of the country’s leading environmental journalists hosted by Oklahoma University.

OHIO graduate student serves as ‘coach’ for international student groups
Rene Grzona is the graduate assistant for Ohio University’s International Student Union and is pursuing a master’s degree in coaching education.

OHIO student one of six U.S. women to debut at Queen Charlotte’s Ball
Ohio University student Sarah Milner was one of six young women in the United States selected to participate in the Queen Charlotte's Ball, a royal tradition that dates back to 1780.

Nov 3
OMSAR provides foster care students alternative programming during family weekends
The Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention has recently coordinated events on family-themed weekends to create an atmosphere of inclusion and support for the University's emancipated foster care students who may feel excluded from family events.

Nov 2
Communication student receives award from Ohio Department of Public Safety
Ohio University student Kaorin Marshall, studying communication, was recognized in an awards ceremony by Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born and Ohio Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator Elizabeth Ranade Janis for her efforts to combat human trafficking in Ohio on Oct. 29, 2015.

OHIO CUE training sessions scheduled
Ohio University faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a hands-on training session on how to use the features of the upgraded central OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE). The next is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Nov. 2. Space is limited, so please RSVP to calendar@ohio.edu.

Office of Sustainability will present Trashion: The Up-Cycled Fashion Show Nov. 14
Students will turn their trash into fashion and strut their stuff at “Trashion: The Up-cycled Fashion Show.” Join us in the Tanaka Multi-Purpose Room in the new Living Learning Residence Hall Complex on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. Audience members will determine the winner so your voice is important. Refreshments will be provided. Come to support - come for fun - come for inspiration - come for food!

Two Ohio University students awarded scholarships by Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society
Two Ohio University students were recently awarded Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarships by Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Erica Rieder, and one in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Brenna Innocenzi.

Oct 29
Business Bobcat Q&A: Noha Al-Khalqi
Business Bobcat Q&A: Noha Al-Khalqi

Oct 28
Alden Open mini golf to be held during Dads Weekend
In honor of Dads Weekend, Ohio University Libraries will host the third Alden Open, a mini golf event held inside Alden Library,from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7.

Alumnus Bob Paxton's 4 top tips to become a leader
Alumnus Bob Paxton returns to Athens for Leadership Speaker Series and shares tips

Business world round up: 5 business trends you should know about
From new sources of energy to robots taking over, here are five things trending in the business world that you need to know about as a growing business professional

Morales sparks Psychology Club, wants others to experience undergrad research
The driving force behind the club's success so far is Nicole Morales, a senior Psychology and Sociology-Criminology double major with minors in Spanish and Busine

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.

Psychology sophomore says it started with George Carlin
Although only a sophomore, Brad Osuna is diving into his passion for psychology. With fieldwork, research experience, and a graduate-level course under his belt, Osuna is committed to getting all he can from the psychology program at Ohio University.

Oct 26
Negro Leagues Baseball Museum president shares legendary stories about its greatest players
Bob Kendrick, president of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, captivated an audience of more than 200 people on Wednesday with his stories about the Negro baseball leagues and its players.

Oct 25
University Program Council to host ‘Hypnotic Halloween’ event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “Hypnotic Halloween” on Tuesday, Oct. 27, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Oct 23
Four ways to protect your intellectual property
Aspiring entrepreneurs received expert advice on protecting their intellectual property from two national experts on the subject at the most recent Venture Café co-sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Ohio University Technology Transfer Office.

Oct 22
Zanesville Campus invites the community to participate in International Education Week
A lineup of more than 20 activities scheduled at the Zanesville Campus for IEW

Oct 21
Want to be a networking rockstar? Check out our brand new #BusinessBobcat Buzz episode
Networking is not easy -- and it's not always intuitive, either. It is critical for professional success. <br />In this episode, America's top-rated career speaker Jaymin Patel teaches #BusinessBobcats how to network like rockstars. Learn more about Jaymin on his website, www.jayminspeaks.com.<br />Don't have time to listen to the full episode? Download this episode's cheat sheet.

Oct 19
Business Bobcat Q&A: Taylor Tatman
College of Business senior Taylor Tatman shares her thoughts on her four years in Athens and why she always knew she'd be a Bobcat.

CLDC’s courses allow students to earn credit while exploring career options
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center offers "career courses" that allow students to earn academic credit while simultaneously preparing for their futures.

Three undergrads travel to Japan to help study immigration
In 1998, Dr. Charlie Morgan, Assistant Professor of Sociology, made his first sojourn to Joetsu Niigata, Japan, to study and interview international couples. This summer, three Ohio University undergrads went along—in part to help interview the couple's teenage children.

Oct 14
OHIO undergrads selected for leadership program hosted by U.S. senator
Eight Ohio University undergraduates have been selected to attend the Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit hosted by U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown.

Scripps Day 2015 celebrates partnership, awards Scripps Next Top Intern
This annual celebration of the partnership between the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Scripps College of Communication gave students the opportunity to network and learn from communication professionals in the E.W. Scripps Company.