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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.

Graduate Commencement speaker tells graduates to embrace their social support network
Ohio University conferred more than 1,100 graduate degrees during its 2015 Graduate Commencement ceremony Friday morning in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus. The speaker was Thomas Vander Ven, the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member.

Apr 30
MDIA Short Film Wins First Place In BEA Festival
Joy Ride, one of three short films produced last year in MDIA 4719 (aka “419”), Advanced Narrative Production, won first place in the narrative division of the Broadcast Education Association's annual competition.

Ohio University’s Team Du Monde Wins International Media Startup Competition
Team Du Monde of Ohio University has won the inaugural Scripps International Innovators Cup and the top prize of $5,000.

Scripps Innovation Challenge winners take top honors in international competition
Team Du Monde, which is made up of four Ohio University international graduate students, was notified recently that it has won the Scripps International Innovators Cup, a $5,000 award and a trip to San Francisco.

Students raising funds for victims of Nepal earthquake
The Nepali students at Ohio University in collaboration with the OHIO UNICEF Chapter are organizing a fundraising event to assist those affected by the earthquake in Nepal.

Students to present shadow puppet performances
Students enrolled in Southeast Asian Puppetry at Ohio University will perform shadow puppet performances on Thursday, April 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. in Putnam Hall 227.

Visual Communication alumna, graduate student among Pulitzer Prize winning organizations
The full list of winning news organizations for the 2015 Pulitzer Prizes were announced last week and two individuals from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication were among the organizations: alumna Grace Beahm (BS ’99) and current master’s degree candidate Marcus Yam.

Apr 27
Help shape OHIO's central calendar
OHIO faculty, staff and students, your help is needed to take the central OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) to the next level. Please complete an information-gathering survey by May 8.

Ohio University School of Music, chapter receive national recognition
Ohio University’s Collegiate Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has been named “Chapter of the Year.”

Ohio University partnering with Athens, nonprofits to offer many options for students to reuse and recycle during Move-Out
Ohio University is partnering with the City of Athens and local nonprofits to provide on- and off-campus students with opportunities to donate items rather than trash them during Move-Out week Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 3.

Patton College junior Cody Walters excels on wrestling mat and in classroom
Every college athlete has a reason for sticking with a sport. For wrestler Cody Walters, it’s a chance to prove what he’s made of.

Apr 24
Inside OHIO: Commencement [VIDEO]
Inside OHIO is a video news tool produced by University Communications and Marketing that’s designed to give you advance notice about events and initiatives taking place at Ohio University.

Seven OHIO students awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad
Out of the 11 applicants for the Gilman Award from Ohio University, seven of them recently learned that their dreams of studying abroad would be rewarded.

Apr 23
Bobcat Battalion cadets participate in Mom’s Walk (PHOTOS)
For the second consecutive year, Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion assisted in raising money at the Mom’s Walk for a Cure on April 11.

Apr 22
Five OHIO acapella groups to perform at 2015 Acapella Invitational
The Singing Men of Ohio are presenting the 13th annual Acapella Invitational this Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

In preparation for commencement ceremonies
More than 3,200 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.

Members of OHIO, Athens communities brave the rain for Beautification Day (PHOTOS)
Hundreds of Ohio University and Athens community members didn’t let a little bit of rain stop them from volunteering to spruce up their collective home during the 11th annual Athens Beautification Day.

OHIO students earn Fulbright Awards to teach abroad
Four Ohio University students have earned 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) awards, bringing the current tally of OHIO student Fulbright recipients to seven.

Students study post-conflict society in Northern Ireland
For the third consecutive year, Dr. Haley Duschinski has led students on a Spring Break trip to Northern Ireland with Anthropology course ANTH 4620: Human Rights, Law, and Justice.

T-Reqs: Where are the dinosaurs this summer?
Where are the dinosaurs this summer? Online, of course.

Apr 21
Five OHIO students awarded Hollings Scholarship
Five Ohio University sophomores have received the prestigious Hollings Scholarship, offering them financial assistance for a full academic year as well as the chance to intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Apr 20
Free concert to be held at Ohio University Zanesville
The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its spring semester concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Elson Hall auditorium.

Russ College students create for good through local bike path design
When Ohio University repairs a damaged section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway this summer, it will be long-lasting thanks to the expertise of civil engineering graduate students.

Apr 17
100 students, record 72 school districts participate in Teacher Recruitment Consortium
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center held its annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium event Monday, April 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Campus Rec, Intramural Sports to host fifth annual Battleship April 26
Ohio University Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports are hosting the fifth annual Battleship event Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.

Southern Campus students earn high honors at Research Expo
When the spring Student Research Expo was held at Ohio University’s Athens Campus, Southern Campus students who competed came away with two top awards: first place in the Appalachian Rural Health Institute and first place in the Regional Campus category.

Apr 16
VisCom student places in OHIO College of Education video contest
Earlier this semester, Chris Pinchot, an Ohio University Scripps College of Communication senior studying interactive design and interactive media in the School of Visual Communication, won second place in the Patton College of Education’s “Why Public Education is Important” video contest.

Knight fellowship awarded to illustrator Daniel Garrow
Award-winning illustrator and informational graphic designer Daniel Garrow has been named the 2015-16 Knight Fellow in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.

OHIO Media Arts & Studies students to host SXSW panel discussions
Following last month’s trip to the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, 24 Ohio University students will be hosting two panel discussions to share about their experiences.

Students share global experiences during International Week panel
An “Experiencing Diversity Abroad” panel discussion was held April 13 as part of Ohio University's International Week and featured five Bobcats who have traveled domestically and internationally through OHIO global opportunity and outside affiliate programs.

Apr 14
April 23 throwback event to include free concert by the Ying Yang Twins
“TBT with UPC and BSCPB,” featuring a free concert by hip hop duo the Ying Yang Twins, will be held Thursday, April 23, beginning at 5 p.m. on South Green’s South Beach.

Apr 13
Alumni discuss alternative career paths for English majors
The Ohio University Department of English hosted its second annual Futures in English Symposium on Friday in Alden Library to demonstrate to its students that anything is possible with an English degree.

OPIE students visit the Laurels of Athens
The class is currently examining the American family, and having a chance to talk personally with older Americans off-campus gave the OPIE students a chance to learn about local American families.

OUPD to remove abandoned bikes in June
The Ohio University Police Department will remove all abandoned bikes on the Athens campus in June.

Out of the Darkness Walk to prevent suicide is Sunday
The Bobcats for Suicide Prevention Campaign will host its first annual Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, April 19. The student-organized walk promotes awareness and seeks to end stigmas surrounding depression, suicide and other mental disorders.

Students support a tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
In August 2015, the Ohio University Athens Campus will become tobacco-free. In this video, students voice their support for the initiative.

UPC bringing ‘Zoo to yOU’ on April 16
UPC will be holding “Zoo to yOU” from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at South Beach on the South Green of Ohio University’s Athens Campus. The event will include camel rides, a petting zoo, exotic animals and more.

Apr 10
Bobcat Battalion cadets continue development into future lieutenants through critical thinking
The Ohio University Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion conducted their annual Spring Leadership Development Exercise March 27-28.

Cutler Scholars Program hosts Senior Mentor Dinner
Senior Cutler Scholars, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate and honor the Scholar’s mentors during the 2015 Cutler Scholar Mentor Dinner on March 19.

Apr 9
Jim Eno of Spoon to visit OHIO April 14
The Scripps College of Communication and the School of Media Arts & Studies will host Jim Eno, drummer and producer for the critically acclaimed band Spoon, on Tuesday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Glidden Music Hall.