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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.

Sep 12
Voluntary internship experience enriches educational journey
“Work towards things you are passionate about,” remarked Christina Reiter, a Middle Childhood Education major, who began a voluntary internship at Hopewell Culture National Historical Park this summer. Read about her experience here.

CLDC to host ‘Career and Internship Fair Pre-Conference’ in advance of Sept. 26 Career and Internship Fair
The Career and Leadership Development Center will hold a one-day preparation event for its biannual Career and Internship Fair. The Pre-Conference will take place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Living Learning Center. The CLDC’s fall Career and Internship Fair is on Wednesday, Sept. 26.

Third Russ Prize lecture explores visionary imaging technology
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology will welcome esteemed physicist Christopher K. Hitzenberger, one of five recipients of the National Academy of Engineering’s 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, for a Stocker Lecture on Thurs., Sept. 20, from 12-1 p.m. in Baker University Center 240.

Owen Diehl: First recipient of Hilltoppers for Hope Scholarship
Meet Owen Diehl - the recipient of the first annual Hilltoppers for Hope Scholarship. Owen is an Ohio University Chillicothe student who, at age ten, was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma. Read about Owen’s story here.

Sep 11
Women’s scholars program accepting applications from first-year female students
The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is accepting online applications now through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Named after OHIO’s first female graduate, the program is open to all first-year undergraduate women on the Athens Campus and seeks to inspire its participants to become engaged, confident and connected leaders at Ohio University and beyond.

Campus Involvement Center launches StressLess website to provide students with an abundance of stress and anxiety resources
Last year, students and representatives from various University departments formed the Stress and Anxiety Reduction Committee. The group developed the StressLess website with resources to help students manage stress and anxiety.

Sep 10
Career and Leadership Development Center Industry Panel will allow students, alumni to explore careers in government and public affairs on Sept. 20
The panel will allow students to learn more about the government and public affairs industry and the career paths of experienced professionals in that industry. They also will gain insight about how they can apply their majors to a future career.

Sep 7
Ohio University Eastern nationally recognized for affordability
When Ohio University Eastern was established in 1957, its mission was to provide residents of the Ohio Valley with access to an affordable and high quality public university education. There have been many changes over the last 61 years, but the mission of access to an affordable Ohio University education has remained the same.

Sep 6
An update on recent reports of sexual assault
An update on recent reports of sexual assault

2018 Multicultural Student Expo welcomes first-year students to campus [VIDEO]
The annual event is held to allow multicultural students to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and learn more about academic and social offerings. Check out the highlights.

National professional engineering organization lands new student chapter
The Russ College’s newest student organization will encourage budding engineers to become licensed professionals -- who will help make us healthier, keep us safer and enable us to live better lives.

New student leaders join 2018-2019 class of Engineering Ambassadors
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Karol A. and Joann Ondick Engineering Ambassadors Program proudly announces the 2018-2019 Engineering Ambassadors cohort.

Women in Politics ‘90 Minutes’ conversation is Sept. 12
During the talk, student moderator Katie Pittman will lead four professional women in a discussion about the obstacles that have prevented them and their peers from taking their rightful places in the halls of politics.

Sep 5
Magician, comedians and sports highlight busy Parents Weekend
It is time for worlds to collide. Ohio University’s Annual Parents Weekend will start Friday, Sept. 28, and will continue through Sunday, Sept. 30. Parents Weekend is the first of four family weekends that will take place during the 2018-2019 academic year.

A message in support of a caring campus community
A message in support of a caring campus community

Sep 4
A joint message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers and Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle about sexual assault
A joint message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers and Athens Police Chief Tom Pyle about sexual assault