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Sep 3
Administrators answer questions about new preferred names policy at brown bag
Ohio University hosted a lunchtime brown bag on Tuesday to answer questions about its new policy titled, "12.021: Student Names." The new policy allows students to choose a preferred name and/or gender pronoun for self-identification.

Multicultural Student Expo continues to flourish in second year
he second annual Multicultural Expo was held on Aug. 27 in the Baker University Center Ballroom. It brought nearly 800 students and more than 40 organizations together.

Sep 2
10 reasons to become a Business Bobcat (told by real students)
10 reasons to become a Business Bobcat (told by real students)

There’s a new major in town: Business Analytics
Do you like statistics? Does predicting trends using data excite you? Are you looking to develop critical business skills? If so, check out the new Business Analytics co-major.

Sep 1
Ohio University Mock Trial Team holding tryouts; register by Sept. 9
The Ohio University Mock Trial Team is holding tryouts on Wednesday, Sept. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. In order to tryout, interested students must sign up with Mock Trial Recruitment Director Sierra Causey no later than Sept. 9, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Aug 31
Ohio University Women’s Center accepting applications for eighth year of mentoring program
The Ohio University Women’s Center will launch of the eighth year its Women’s Center Mentoring Program, which matches junior and senior women-identified students with a female mentor in their personal and professional fields of interest.

Sexual misconduct website reinforces University’s commitment to safe environment for OHIO community
Students, faculty, staff, parents and campus visitors now have a comprehensive resource for information related to the University’s sexual misconduct policy, Title IX compliance, training and resources for victims in a new website, www.ohio.edu/sexual-misconduct.

Theater and Health Science students partner to save lives
Students in rotation at the SHAPe Clinic, part of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness at Ohio University, performed extrication drills in the lighting grid of The Forum Theater.

Aug 28
CLDC offering students leadership certificate opportunities
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is offering students the opportunity to pursue a Professional Leadership Certificate and a 21st Century Leadership Certificate.

Aug 27
Dip In with New 1-Credit Themes in Action Courses
Students looking for a 1-credit course this semester can dip into one of the university's themes with a CAS 1300x Themes in Action course.

Aug 26
Largest class on record welcomed by College of Business at Freshman Convocation
Faculty, staff, students, and an alumna speaker all the way from Chicago alike gathered at Nelson Commons to properly welcome the 614-person College of Business Class of 2019 this Saturday, August 22.

Aug 25
First-year students invited to info sessions on women’s scholars program
First-year female Bobcats are invited to attend upcoming information sessions about Ohio University’s Margaret Boyd Scholars program, OHIO’s first and only women’s scholar program.

Aug 24
It's time to use the CUE
Add your OHIO events to the University's official Calendar of University Events! The CUE will make the switch to updated functionality with Active Calendar soon but all data from the current system will be migrated.

LINKS Pre-Matriculation program prepares multicultural students for success
A school-record 505 first-year students and 90 peer mentors participated in the annual LINKS Pre-Matriculation program this year, breaking last year's record mark of 448 students.

President gives Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during First-Year Convocation
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis gave the Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during the annual President’s Convocation for First-Year Students on Sunday afternoon. The president told the 4,675 first-year students it seemed like yesterday when he was a freshman living in Lincoln Hall.

Aug 23
College of Health Sciences, Professions debuts welcome-back video
OHIO's College of Health Sciences and Professions released a video, poking fun of the quieter days of summer on campus while highlighting some of the important work that occurred while students were away and sharing with students a big initiative coming this year.

Foster care student: 'Felt I could make a home here'
There were no parents carrying Michael Outrich's bags to his freshman dorm. He came to Ohio University alone, emancipated from the foster care system.

Aug 21
Campus Involvement Center, Campus Rec offering a slew of activities fall semester
From the Performing Arts and Concert Series to Intramural Sports, Ohio University's Campus Involvement Center and Campus Rec offer students a plethora of opportunities to nurture their minds and bodies and to engage in the OHIO experience.

Aug 17
Students learn life lessons during inaugural Navajo Nation trip [PHOTOS]
Eight Ohio University faculty, staff and students visited the Navajo Nation reservation in Tuba City, Arizona, for two weeks this summer in a new Office of Global Opportunities program titled "Cultural Immersion with the Navajo Nation."

Aug 11
What students, parents need to know about move-in weekend
More than 8,400 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens during Ohio University’s move-in weekend starting on Thursday, Aug. 20.

Aug 10
Fall opening activities designed to welcome, prepare OHIO students
Offices throughout Ohio University's Athens Campus will be offering a variety of activities, including orientation programs and social events, in the weeks leading up to the start of fall semester.

Student battles cancer and medical bills in pursuit of degree
Ohio University junior Katharine "Rina" Welch had her life changed forever during her freshman year when she went to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. That marked the beginning of her lifelong battle against cancer.

Aug 9
Nominations sought for Homecoming Court; parade packets available
The deadline for nominating an Ohio University senior for Homecoming Court is Sept. 23. Parade packets are due Sept. 25.

Jul 29
University adopts new student preferred names policy
In an attempt to meet the changing needs of its students, faculty and staff, Ohio University recently adopted a new policy that will allow students to choose a preferred name and/or gender pronoun for self-identification.

Jul 27
Former federal health leader prescribes ‘intentional kindness’ for record-setting medical school class
This past weekend, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its class of 2019 – the first in its history to represent its three campuses in Athens, Dublin and Cleveland.

Jul 22
Culinary Services unveils new mobile app
It’s now easier than ever to find the nearest on-campus café, eatery or market from your iOS or Android device.

Jul 16
Patrick Roden named student trustee
Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed rising junior Patrick J. Roden as a student trustee to the Ohio University Board of Trustees on June 11. His term runs June 11, 2015 to May 13, 2017.

Jul 13
Incoming medical students are welcomed with a gift to be held close to the heart
In what has become a tradition of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Society of Alumni and Friends sponsored a Student Welcome Dinner July 6, at which members of the incoming class of 2019 each received a stethoscope as a gift.

Jul 9
Southern Campus students gain valuable experience in productions
Ohio University Southern electronic media students produced two recent events, Russell Railroad Days and Summer Motion held in Ashland, Kentucky.

University awarded $60,000 grant to help former foster care students
Ohio University hosted a reception on Wednesday to announce that it has received a $60,000 grant over three years from the Ohio Attorney General's Office to support its new Ohio Reach Scholars Program.

Jul 2
Grant awarded for new theater projectors
The Theater Division at Ohio University will receive new theatrical projectors—plus a state-of-the-art software package—as part of a successful 1804 Fund grant proposal.

Two students participate in elite summer leadership program
Two students were selected for an elite national summer leadership program designed to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics.

Jun 30
OHIO’s Barbara Geralds Schoonover Institute to combine storytelling, academic study
OHIO’s Barbara Geralds Schoonover Institute to combine storytelling, academic study

Jun 25
Engineering technology and management student receives elite ROTC award
Senior Ethan Ida will receive a bronze medal with bronze key replica at a fall award ceremony. The award is given annually to outstanding ROTC junior and senior engineers in the top 25 percent of their engineering class and ROTC class. A maximum of 20 awards are given to the Army, Air Force and Navy each.

Jun 22
Student productions recognized by Ohio Valley regional chapter of NATAS
WOUB student productions have received three student production awards and several honorable mentions from the Ohio Valley regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Jun 19
New printing method coming June 29 for Libraries, College of Business, OU-HCOM & other locations
Students will use Bobcat Cash to pay for printing in Libraries, COB and OU-HCOM.

Jun 16
Take a closer look at Bobcat Student Orientation [PHOTO ESSAY]
Ohio University's Bobcat Student Orientation is scheduled to bring about 10,000 people to the Athens Campus between June 1 and June 27.

Jun 12
Student Accessibility Services clears roadblocks on the path to academic success
SAS exists to assist students with a range of physical and chronic conditions, from blindness to fibromyalgia to diabetes. However, SAS’s scope includes an even broader spectrum of student needs than one might preconceive.

Jun 4
Now's the time to use the CUE
It's summer at OHIO. The pace is a little slower and campus is much quieter. It's the perfect time for University departments and registered student organizations to add University event information to the central Calendar of University Events (CUE).

May 28
Student sandlot baseball coaches impress parents with enthusiasm, professionalism
Four Ohio University students have captured the attention of the parents and kids in the Athens Sandlot League this spring. Traditionally, parents of the players on little league baseball teams serve as the coaches, but these young men have broken the mold.

May 27
Registration deadline approaching For 2015 MDIA High School Media Workshop
The School of Media Arts & Studies is accepting applications for its 2015 High School Media Workshop. Interested students are encouraged to register by June 8 as space is limited.

May 26
Bobcat Student Orientation runs June 1-27
Ohio University's Bobcat Student Orientation will kick off in early June this year and the annual event is scheduled to bring about 10,000 people to the Athens Campus. Orientation sessions begin Monday, June 1, and end Saturday, June 27, for incoming first-year and transfer students.

Eastern Campus/Belmont College Rotaract tap new president
The Ohio University Eastern and Belmont College Rotaract Chapter recently announced that Mahaley Vargo, a junior education major at Ohio University Eastern, will succeed recent OUE grad Jason Garcyzk as the chapter leader for the upcoming school year.

May 21
OHIO graduate student and playwright named Trisolini Fellow
Tyler JC Whidden, a third-year student pursuing an MFA in playwriting, was named the Anthony Trisolini Fellow for the 2015-16 school year.

May 19
From behind bars to raising the bar: Southern Campus graduate pursues his dream
Just a few short years ago, Jerry Thomas was a convicted felon, serving time for drug charges. Today, he is an Ohio University Southern graduate on his way to achieving his dream of going from convict to doctor.

May 18
Soul of Athens 2015 now live
As a collection of six different projects, teams of Scripps College of Communication students spent a semester producing self-generated communication ideas.

May 6
A closer look at OHIO’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement (PHOTOS)
Undergraduates from all of OhioUniversity’s 10 academic units as well as its five regional campuses were celebrated and welcomed into the Bobcat alumni family in two ceremonies held Saturday, May 2, in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

May 4
Word on the Street - Campus Safety [VIDEO]
Makenzie Piatt asks students how safe they feel on the Athens Campus in this edition of "Word on the Street."

May 2
OHIO celebrates its 200th class of graduates
Saturday, May 2, was a historic day on the Athens Campus as Ohio University celebrated its 200th Commencement and welcomed more than 3,200 undergraduates into the Bobcat alumni family.

May 1
Campus Rec, Ping Center Fitness Triathlon Training Program pays off
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness hosted a Triathlon Training Program this semester, and five of the participants placed in the top three in their divisions at the recent Race for a Reason.