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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.

Oct 9
Board of Trustees to meet with alumni, attend CoLab opening ceremony during October meetings
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene Oct. 18 and 19 for meetings in Walter Hall on the Athens Campus.

Oct 8
Mechanical engineering student to bike across country for cancer awareness
In between the hustle and bustle of classes, a Russ College student will be preparing for the 4K for Cancer bike race from the east coast to the west, to raise awareness and money for the The Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF) for Young Adults.

Oct 4
Ohio's 'Start By Believing' campaign aims to transform community response to sexual assault
The Ohio University Police Department is partnering with the Survivor Advocacy Program, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Campus Involvement Center to present “Start by Believing: What happens after a sexual assault is reported” on Monday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Nelson Commons.

Watch highlights from Parents Weekend 2018 [VIDEO]
This year’s Parents Weekend was full of fun activities for parents and students, including a Bobcats football game and zip lining. Take a look!

Oct 3
Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching works globally to provide once-in-a lifetime opportunity
Dr. Frans Doppen serves as coordinator for the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching program, which allows teacher candidates to fulfill their Professional Internship II requirements while living abroad and student-teaching.

Non-profit organizations share opportunities during Work That Matters fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) is readying for its annual “Work That Matters: Non-Profit and Service Fair.”

Oct 2
Culinary Services and Dean of Students Office pilot Bobcats Helping Bobcats Meal Bank Pilot this week
Athens students who are on a Traditional, Flex, or Block Meal Plan can donate up to three meals during the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 6. Meals can be donated at any of the three dining courts and will be available to students.

Oct 1
Regional airline recruits Ohio University student aviators at Parent’s Weekend event
The Russ College Department of Aviation hosted an afternoon of food and fun Saturday as part of Ohio University Parent’s Weekend festivities – and a regional airline shared details about its new partnership with the OHIO flight program.

Sep 28
ZipIt.News launches in 20 Southeast Ohio counties
Building on the work of the Media Deserts Project of Ohio University, the Zip-It News online community and news site (ZipIt.News) has launched in 20 Southeast Ohio counties, providing a news and information channel for local communities and villages lacking peer-to-peer and government dialogue.

Sep 27
President M. Duane Nellis announces new internship program in Washington D.C.
President M. Duane Nellis has announced the creation of the new Ohio University Capital Internship Program. The program will be based in Washington, D.C. starting in the spring.

Sep 25
Russ College students prepare for the world of work
Donning professional attire, Russ College students stormed Stocker Center and the Academic & Research Center with resumes in hand last week for the college’s annual early fall career fair.

Student-alumni networking tees off at annual golf scramble
The unseasonably hot and muggy September weather broke this weekend – just in time for Ohio University’s student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering to host alumni, faculty, staff and students for the organization’s annual golf scramble Saturday morning at the OHIO golf cou

Sep 24
OHIO has many majors inspired by health and fitness
Groups across the country will participate in health and fitness events Wednesday, Sept. 26, in honor of Women’s Health & Fitness Day. Ohio University offers several exercise majors for students interested in fitness, dance, dance performance and choreography, sport and lifestyle studies, sports management, sports coaching and exercise physiology.

Women’s Center fall semester schedule full of fun and educational events
The Women’s Center offers people a diverse look into the needs and concerns of women. Check out the many exciting events planned for fall semester.

Sep 20
University is pleased to present CoLab, new space to open publicly this month
A new space, designed as a physical hub for many of the student innovation and entrepreneurship activities taking place across campus, is set to open to students, faculty and staff on the third floor of the Ohio University Libraries in late September.

Campus Recreation to Host Second Annual Homecoming 5k Run and Walk
Current and former Bobcats, along with Athens community members, are invited to kick off their OHIO Homecoming celebration with the Campus Recreation’s second annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk.

Sep 19
University working hard to reduce use of plastic bags
Ohio University has created small initiatives to reduce the need for plastic. Estimates have concluded that removing plastic bags would save the University around $15,500.

Engineering technology and management student gets a piece of home during deployment
After an Ohio University engineering technology and management (ETM) senior volunteered for a tour of duty in Afghanistan last year, his troop back at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology rallied to support him.

Dean Emeritus makes charitable gift to engineering honor society student chapter
Ohio University’s student chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, will be shaping tomorrow’s leaders for years to come thanks to a charitable gift from Dean Emeritus T. Richard “Dick” Robe.

Students urged to stand up to power-based violence with 'A Mile Together'
Ohio University students will have the opportunity to take a stand against power-based violence.

Sep 18
Nominate a faculty member for a teaching excellence award by Sept. 24
Students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to nominate excellent teachers from any OHIO campus for consideration for two prestigious teaching awards. The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes exemplary full-time Group II faculty and the Presidential Teacher Award recognizes exemplary full-time tenured Group I faculty.

Sep 17
University Program to host Parents Brunch
Kick back, relax, and enjoy an unlimited all-you-can-eat buffet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $15 and includes a raffle ticket to win some amazing baskets.

Ohio University’s freshman class reflects increased diversity, more first-generation and international students
Ohio University’s incoming freshman class includes the University’s highest-ever percentage of students from diverse backgrounds, and more than a quarter of those freshmen are first-generation students.

Sep 13
President Nellis, officials tour former prison amid effort to convert it
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis continued his recent community outreach efforts with tours of several locations in Athens and Hocking counties on Friday, Aug. 31.

CATS Late Night Shuttle Service to begin piloting Sunday evening service hours
Ohio University’s CATS Light Night Shuttle Service, a free transportation option offered to students, faculty and staff, is piloting the expansion of its service hours to include pickup options on Sunday evenings between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.

Annual Global Opportunities Fair is scheduled for Sept. 24
The fair gives students the chance to learn more about domestic and international study away opportunities. Students will be able to speak with program directors, third-party providers and returned students about their experiences. There will also be information about financial aid, scholarships and passports.