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Aug 16
Two Ohio University programs receive ‘2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM’ award
Two Ohio University programs have received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

President’s Convocation will welcome first-year students to campus Aug. 26
This year’s Convocation will utilize the new video screens in the Convo to employ multimedia programming, including the use of video messages and a cellphone light activity to energize students as they prepare to start classes the following day. The event aims to entertain, inform, excite and plant the earliest seeds of Bobcat Pride.

Aug 15
Recreation students improve staff retention for Outdoor Adventure Center in North Carolina
In Fall 2016, several Patton College of Education students worked with Nantahala Outdoor Center to improve its staff retention. To that end, the students proposed a quality solution that was so good, NOC implemented the solution this year.

What students, parents and guests need to know about Bobcat Welcome Week
The Athens Campus will be bustling with activity during Welcome Week. This information is designed to assist in helping make the move-in experience as smooth as possible.

Aug 14
Reusable To-Go Container Program in place for fall semester 2018
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 23, customers may purchase a green Reusable To-Go Container from any checker stand in the three residential Dining Courts. Containers have a one-time cost of $5. Customers who don't participate in the Reusable To-Go Container program can eat in the Dining Court or purchase a single-use compostable box for $0.50.

Aug 9
OHIO wi-fi adds support for broad range of devices
Students, faculty and staff can connect smart speakers, TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, and wireless printers.

Aug 8
Ohio University Southern Bobcats invade the Ashland Town Center [VIDEO]
Faculty, staff and student ambassadors from Ohio University Southern take over the Ashland Town Center every year in a recruiting and informational event known as "Bobcat Invasion."

From orientations to an expanded Welcome Week, OHIO is ready to ring in a new academic year
From orientations to the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University will host a slew of activities designed to welcome new students and faculty to the Bobcat family.

Jul 30
Heritage College student chosen for AOA board
A fourth-year medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin has been elected as the new student representative to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees.

Jul 26
Civil engineering student earns nationally competitive Udall Foundation scholarship
A Russ College civil engineering student is just one of 50 students from 42 colleges and universities across the country to have been named a 2018 Udall Scholar.

Russ College graduate students take top prizes in international Wikipedia competition
Three Russ College graduate students received top prizes at the International Society for Computational Biology’s Wikipedia Competition, part of the 26th Annual Conference for Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology.

Jul 20
Ohio University students realizing $900,000 benefit – nearly twice the projected savings – through partnership with Top Hat
OHIO faculty have continued to convert required textbooks and course materials throughout summer 2018 via the University’s partnership with Top Hat to save students even more textbook money.

OHIO Culinary Services unveils menu updates and sustainability initiatives
Culinary Services has been utilizing the summer as a time to evaluate the venues and prepare operations for the fall semester. New menu items will be incorporated at most dining venues to keep items fresh and on-trend all while considering customer feedback.

Jul 18
Engineering student, alumnus win nationally competitive military awards
A Russ College mechanical engineering student and recent civil engineering graduate have earned recognition as Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps students for their commitment to academics and outstanding military training performance.

Jul 12
Ohio University named one of the most LGBTQ-friendly online colleges in the nation
Ohio University’s diverse, inclusive culture was recognized on a national scale when SR Education Group recently named OHIO one of the most LGBTQ-friendly online colleges in the nation for 2018.

Jul 11
Russ College rocket team competes in international competition
The Russ College Astrocats rocket design team boosted themselves to New Mexico earlier this month to launch some Bobcat payload into the southwestern skies.

Video shines a spotlight on 2018 BSO and OHIO’s newest Bobcats
Take a peek at some of this year’s Bobcat Student Orientation activities and hear what some of OHIO's new students and their loved ones had to say about their BSO experience and how they’re feeling as the start of the 2018-19 academic year approaches.

Jun 27
OHIO to host ‘What Were You Wearing?’ exhibit; survivors invited to share their stories
Ohio University will host a “What Were You Wearing?” Survivor Art Installation Aug. 30 through Sept. 13 in the Trisolini Gallery, and event organizers are inviting survivors of sexual assault to contribute their stories by mid-July.

Jun 22
Bobcats get moving with Stroll Patrol
Whether the sun is shining, or rain is pouring down, OUPD Community Relations Officer John Stabler is out helping the OHIO community get moving while building connections on campus and in the community through the Stroll Patrol program. Stabler started Stroll Patrol this fall and has continued to lead groups of OHIO employees and community members on brisk walks around campus every Tuesday and Thursday at noon.

Jun 20
Meteorology students chase storms in Tornado Alley, featured in U.S. News
Eighteen meteorology students from Ohio University packed their bags and headed west to the Central and Southern Plains' Tornado Alley.

OHIO Provost Sayrs column highlights how behavioral nudging can support completion and persistence
Ohio University Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs wrote a column for the Association of Public & Land-Grant Universities (APLU) that focuses on OHIO’s use of behavioral science research to help students stay in college and earn their degrees.

Jun 19
Study shows knowledge of STI has little effect on risky sexual behavior
Eighty-five percent of a sample of college students report engaging in risky sexual behavior and the knowledge of the risk of sexually transmitted infections seemed to have little to no effect on the behavior, according to a study by Ohio University’s Reproductive and Sexual Health Initiative.

Jun 18
2018-19 commuter parking permits available for online order beginning July 9
OHIO commuter students will no longer be required to purchase commuter parking permits in person. Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) will open online commuter permit sales for the 2018-19 academic year beginning July 9, 2018. All students enrolled in Fall Semester 2018 classes will be eligible to make their online purchase.

Jun 15
Mentoring matters: Event Services takes student development to a new level
Ohio University Event Services has moved beyond employing more than 130 students annually, crafting a mentorship program that it piloted this past academic year.

Jun 8
Boyd Scholar leads, inspires peers in Grayson Highlands
Ohio University junior Lou Duloisy experienced an Outdoor Pursuits freshman orientation trip when she was an incoming Bobcat in 2016. The following year, she became a trip leader, guiding a pack of her peers through the Appalachian mountains of Grayson Highlands.

Jun 7
Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration program is ranked first in the world
For the fourth consecutive year, and the sixth time in seven years, Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration (MSA) program has been named the best postgraduate sports management program in the world, according to SportBusiness International.

May 29
Computer science student earns nationally competitive Department of Commerce scholarship
A Russ College computer science student is one of just 150 students nationwide to have won a nationally competitive National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scholarship.

May 23
Bobcat Student Orientation 2018 kicks off June 4
The Ohio University Athens Campus will welcome about 9,000 of the newest Bobcats and their families and friends during 2018 Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO), which runs June 4 through June 30.

May 22
OHIO chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars earns prestigious Gold Star Award for second consecutive year
For the second consecutive year, the Ohio University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has received the prestigious Gold Star Award. As a reward for earning the Gold Star Award, the chapter receives a $250 scholarship and a letter to President M. Duane Nellis commemorating its Gold Star status.

May 21
Cutler Scholars announce 15 members of class of 2022
The incoming Scholars have been accepted into six of Ohio University’s 11 colleges, with majors ranging from film and biological sciences to aviation. The program selects students based on their intellectual curiosity, leadership capability, civic engagement and character.

The Post a national winner in SPJ National Mark of Excellence awards
The Mark of Excellence Awards honor the best in student journalism in print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. The Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper category is for newspapers that are published fewer than four days per week.

May 18
CLDC takes students on an industry tour at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Nineteen Ohio University recreation students conducted a case study this spring semester after traveling to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a full-day field trip filled with talking to professionals in the industry and familiarizing themselves with the land.

May 15
Aviation student careers to take flight through new airline partnership
The Russ College Department of Aviation has partnered with CommutAir, a United Express® carrier, giving student pilots a direct path to CommutAir first officer positions.

iCUE Spotlight: May 17-23, 2018
iCUE Spotlight is a weekly Compass feature to highlight what's in the CUE, Ohio University's official Calendar of University Events! The CUE is the best way to find out what's happening on campus. And remember, anyone with an OHIO ID can add events that are happening on all OHIO campuses.

May 9
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Phi Chapter named Midwest Regional Chapter of the Year
Ohio University’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Phi Chapter was named Regional Chapter of the Year on April 14 at the 86th Midwest Regional Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The judges for this award selected Phi Chapter because of its philanthropic efforts, community development, organizational programs and overall impact in the community.

May 8
Check out the best pictures from the May 5 Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies [PHOTOS]
About 3,400 undergraduates participated in morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, in the Convocation Center. Check out some of the day's best pictures.

May 7
Ten Bobcats receive the 2018-19 Fulbright Award
Ten Ohio University students have been selected as recipients for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award, the largest U.S. educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

May 5
Commencement speaker Allie LaForce tells graduates to be kind, work hard and don’t look back
Be kind, surround yourself with good people who make you better and always work hard and don’t look back. These are the words of encouragement that 2018 Ohio University Spring Undergraduate Commencement speaker Allie LaForce left with this year’s graduating class of 3,400 on May 5.

May 2
iCUE Spotlight: May 3-9, 2018
The iCUE Spotlight shines a light on what's happening at Ohio University! All items are taken from the official Calendar of University Events (CUE), at calendar.ohio.edu!

New Transportation and Parking website coming soon
In June, Transportation and Parking Services will launch a new website as part of OHIO’s Web CMS project. The new site, at www.ohio.edu/transportation-parking, will merge the websites for Transportation and Parking. The new site offers improved accessibility and usability. The site will be organized by service and audience, so users can find what they are looking for more easily.

May 1
Coming soon: Connect your TVs, streaming sticks, printers, and more to the OHIO Wi-Fi
Starting late summer, students, faculty, and staff will be able to connect a broader range of devices to the University Wi-Fi

Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2018 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic
Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2018 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic

Apr 30
New Russ College student organization aims to drive autonomous vehicle tech
Members of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s newest student organization will delve into the cutting-edge technology of autonomous vehicles while competing in two international competitions this summer.

Annual dean’s picnic connects students, faculty and staff
Russ College students, faculty and staff gathered at the annual dean’s picnic -- hosted at the Academic & Research Center Thursday by the Ohio University chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and other student organizations -- to revel in another year of creating for good.

Engineering students, alumnus awarded for academic excellence with research fellowships
Two Russ College students and one alumnus received prestigious fellowships – two received National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, and one was awarded an Ohio University Named Graduate Fellowship.

President Nellis announces creation of the “OHIO Challenging Dialogues for Contemporary Issues” task force
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has announced the creation of The OHIO Challenging Dialogues for Contemporary Issues (OCDCI) Task Force.

Apr 26
Senior Hannah Britton to share special May 5 Commencement with her mother [VIDEO]
On Saturday, May 5, Ohio University senior journalism major Hannah Britton will experience something that most students can only dream about. She will graduate from college on the same day as her mother, Celeste Britton, an online nursing student.

Apr 25
Federal Hocking students discuss hometown issues with Ohio University students
On April 12, Federal Hocking students came to Ohio University to take part in a culminating project for their inquiry elective on Appalachia. Events included focus groups surrounding issues the students said they would like to change.

iCUE Spotlight: April 26-May 2, 2018
The iCUE Spotlight shines on what's happening in the week ahead at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at https://calendar.ohio.edu.

2018 Leadership Awards Gala celebrates Bobcats who are ‘leading with passion’ (PHOTOS)
Members of the Ohio University community gathered April 18 for the 35th annual Leadership Awards Gala, celebrating students who exemplify the mission of the University, who are discovering their potential and who are leaving a legacy, both at OHIO and in the local community.