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Apr 29
Class of 2017 celebrates end of undergraduate years, beginnings as Bobcat alumni
Members of the Ohio University Class of 2017 celebrated their final moments as OHIO undergraduates and their very first moments as Bobcat alumni during Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, April 29, on the Athens Campus.

OHIO student is one of 40 to receive national Udall Scholarship award
Ohio University sophomore Grace Fuchs is one of 40 students to receive the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship award, presented to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Apr 28
OHIO Accessibility Liaisons: Meet Kim Dominguez
Kim Dominguez, a third year student at OHIO studying forensic chemistry, biology and Spanish, is anything but your ordinary college student. Dominguez, an Accessibility Liaison from Elgin, Illinois, seeks to make the Ohio University and Athens communities a better place through involvement in and out of the classroom.

Six Ohio University students receive the nationally competitive Fulbright Award
Ohio University seniors Sasha Estrella-Jones, Taylor Potts, Sara Sand, Claire Seid and Austin Stevens and recent master’s graduate Paige Walters were selected as recipients for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award.

Two students receive honorable mentions for Goldwater Scholarship
Ohio University sophomore Addy Kruse and junior Bertrand Neyhouse received an honorable mention for the nationally competitive Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Apr 27
iCUE Spotlight: April 27-May 3, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening at Ohio University in the week ahead, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week's focus is Commencement and move out 2017.

OHIO student receives full scholarship through TEAN to study abroad in South Korea
Ohio University student Allison Paxton has been awarded a full scholarship to pay for her summer abroad program in South Korea through The Education Abroad Network (TEAN).

Apr 26
International Student Union welcomes new president following Pashtun’s successful leadership
After more than two years of serving as president of Ohio University’s International Student Union, Hashim Pashtun has turned the organization’s reins over to a new student leader, Carla Triana.

OHIO’s Speaking Bobcats honored on Ohio Senate floor
OHIO’s Speaking Bobcats honored on Ohio Senate floor

Copperheads crown 2017 Wifflemania Champions
The Southern Ohio Copperheads hosted their annual Wifflemania tournament on Sunday, April 23. The tournament consisted of eight teams fighting for the championship.

GradFest offers career development services and advice to students
In early April, Ohio University graduate students and faculty gathered for GradFest, a day full of activities for graduate students to further their career development.

COMS seniors hold historical virtual, walking tours of campus
At the beginning of the semester, School of Communication Studies’ Professor Roger Aden’s senior capstone course started a major project. With the help of the Ohio University Alumni Association the students began to reach out to alumni for personal stories from their time at Ohio University.

Kaylor and Mexican colleague expand Culture and Society courses
COIL Fellow enhances Culture and Society Course

Science classes from Zanesville and Mexico share experiences
COIL Fellow expands student experiences

Apr 25
Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney, Danielle Ball to deliver speeches at OUC Graduation Recognition
The City of Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney and Ohio University Chillicothe’s graduating senior Danielle Ball will deliver remarks at this year’s Graduation Recognition Ceremony on April 28, 2017.

Apr 24
Cutler Scholars Program recognizes outstanding mentors
Ten OHIO staff and faculty members were recognized as outstanding mentors at the Cutler Scholars Program’s Mentor Dinner on April 12.

Apr 23
Recipient credits scholarship with allowing him to stay close to home while pursuing his dreams
Jesse Grubbs, a first-generation, non-traditional Ohio University Southern student and father of three, is the recipient of the Clarence and Grace Feil Scholarship.

Apr 22
Students take a look 'Temperance & Taverns' in Southeastern Ohio's history
Delving into the region's Appalachian history for a presentation topic, Stevie Putnam '18 chose to present a poster on the "Social Role of Drinking in Appalachia" as her class participated at the 22nd Annual Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day.

Terman and students use local mining towns as classroom
Dr. Rachel Terman, John Winnenberg, and Ohio University students Toshia Edge and Wes Gilkey '18 spoke about service learning, local organizations partnering with the university, and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds micro-region—a series of remnant local mining towns in Southeastern Ohio—as a classroom.

Apr 20
University, community partnerships help to reuse and recycle during Move Out
Ohio University students will be moving out of their dorms and off-campus residences beginning Monday, April 24, and it has never been easier to donate, reuse, and recycle.

UPC closing out the year with ‘The Office’-themed event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “The Office”-themed event from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Annual Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration is April 28
“Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje is an intimate gathering to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of the multicultural undergraduate graduating class.

Newest Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors selected
The Ohio University Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors Program, entering its fourth year this fall, continues to grow its diverse pool of speakers.

Attendees from three states participate in The Patton College’s Stevens Literacy Center’s first Literacy Conference
The Patton College of Education hosted its first annual Literacy Conference at the Edward Stevens Literacy Center in McCracken Hall on April 8, with 75 people gathering to discuss literary instruction.

Apr 19
Project Hindsight: KeAysia reflects on her freshman year
In her latest Project Hindsight blog, KeAysia Middlebrooks reflects on her freshman year at OHIO as it comes to a close, including important lessons learned as a first-year student.

More than just a number event shines light on community social issues
OUC students are hosting a two-part event focused on educating and informing the community about child abuse, human trafficking and drug abuse in Ross County.

Apr 18
Battle of the Greens winners announced
After a month of friendly recycling competition to determine which residence halls could recycle the highest percent of their waste stream, the winners of the 2017 Battle of the Greens are: Voigt Hall for East Green, Smith House for South Green and Boyd Hall for West Green.

Teacher Job Fair attracts huge turnout for students and employers
More than 100 students and nearly 60 employers participated in the Career and Leadership Development Center's annual Teacher Job Fair April 10 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Apr 17
Professor conducts Safe Zone training at Zanesville Campus
Professor Amy White recently conducted Safe Zone training for the local community and students at the Zanesville Campus.

Apr 14
More than 800 volunteers participate in 2017 Athens Beautification Day
Ohio University’s Community Service Leadership Council hosted the 13th annual Athens Beautification Day on Sunday, April 9. More than 800 Ohio University and Athens community members participated to help make Athens more clean and beautiful.

Office of Global Affairs surveying international students about their experiences at Ohio University
Representatives from the Office of Global Affairs are currently participating in a needs assessment study in order to best understand the critical experiences and needs of Ohio University’s international students.

End-of-the-year student festivities include ‘Zoo to yOU,’ TBT concert featuring Shaggy
Ohio University’s University Program Council will be hosting "Zoo to yOU" from 1 to 5 p.m. April 18 on OHIO's South Beach and will be teaming up with the Black Student Cultural Programming Board for the fourth annual “TBT with UPC and BSCPB” concert, featuring Shaggy, on April 20 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Students to travel to Germany for prestigious competitive STEM summer internship
Ohio University sophomores Addy Kruse, Emily Trzeciak and Amy Grube have been selected to complete a three-month summer research internship at top German universities through the nationally competitive DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering program.

Apr 13
Minor changes anticipated for OHIO’s WOUB Public Media stations after FCC Spectrum Auction
Ohio University’s WOUB Public Media stations, WOUB-TV (Athens) and WOUC-TV (Cambridge), have announced that minor changes will occur in the coming months as the result of an FCC Spectrum Auction.

Finals by Alden events offer stress relief
Each semester, Alden Library offers a series of activities to make the sprint to the end of the semester a little easier. Here's the list.

Innovative cheer team joins Ohio University
Ohio University Sparkles is one of OHIO’s newest student organizations. This inclusive spirit squad connects students with and without disabilities.

Apr 12
OHIO seeks student feedback on Changing Campus Culture survey
Students are encouraged to take a short, 14-question survey to help Ohio University and its Ohio Department of Higher Education counterparts better understand the issue of campus sexual violence.

Apr 11
OUC nursing program receives new Apollo simulator
OUC's nursing program received a state-of-the-art Apollo simulator which simulates real-life scenarios for nursing students.

OHIO announces dates for 2017-18 Family Weekends
Ohio University will host four Family Weekends, designed to give Bobcats a chance to share their OHIO experience with their loved ones, during the 2017-18 academic year.

Apr 10
Alden Library infographics to help students avoid plagiarism and understand information literacy
Along the wall between the second-floor doors and Café BiblioTech in Alden Library hang infographics depicting six interconnected core concepts which represent information literacy and can help in avoiding plagiarism and improving critical thinking skills.

Gala honors excellence in student leadership, among student organizations (PHOTOS)
In an annual celebration of Ohio University’s best student leaders and exemplary organizations, more than 40 students and groups were honored with awards and scholarships at this year’s Leadership Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 5.

Apr 7
April marks first celebration of Osteopathic Medicine Recognition Month in Ohio
An Ohio law passed in 2016 officially designates April as a month to recognize the contributions osteopathic medicine has made to the health of the state's citizens. As Ohio's only osteopathic medical school, the Heritage College is spreading the good news.

Apr 5
Freshmen Excellence recipient grateful for opportunities at Southern Campus
Travis Otworth, a first-year electronic media major at Ohio University Southern, is a recipient of the Freshman Excellence scholarship.

Inclusive Study Abroad: Better Budgeting and Partnerships
<br />The Ohio University Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention recognized that there was an need for a study abroad program that addressed the barriers for students of color, low income, first generation college students, emancipated foster care students and Appalachian students. Read more about it here.

Project Hindsight: Vania tours Uptown Athens
There's more to Ohio University than the beautiful campus! In her newest vlog, Vania takes us on a tour of Uptown Athens at night and shares her favorite places to get a burrito, grab a coffee and see a movie.

Student speakers will address fellow graduates at Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies April 29
Two students chosen through a competition hosted by the Division of Student Affairs will address their fellow graduates during Ohio University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies Saturday, April 29. Seniors Sarah Boston and Nicole Morino will reflect on their OHIO experiences during the morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies, respectively.

Group of OHIO students travel to Austin for SXSW 
After spring break, a group of students traveled to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest (SXSW), March 10-19, for a week full of panels on music, film and interactive industries as well as live music performances and film premieres. 

Students’ band wins contest to perform at music festival
With a little help from the Bobcat family and the Athens community, a local band composed of four Ohio University students won the 2017 Firefly Music Festival’s Big Break Global Competition and will be performing at the four-day festival this summer.

Apr 4
Bobcat Battalion to conduct annual training this weekend
The Bobcat Battalion will conduct its annual spring leadership development exercise April 7-9.

Career courses offered by the CLDC kick-start students’ futures
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center is offering a variety of career courses during the fall 2017 semester.