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Feb 8
MDIA students go all out for 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, the captains of each shootout team gathered in a Baker Center conference room to throw darts, exchange Valentine’s Day cards and toss ping-pong balls into cups of water. Each of these activities determined a prop, theme and line of dialogue students had to incorporate into their film.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten to visit OHIO February 19
The Scripps College of Communication in partnership with the School of Media Arts & Studies and OU WIMI (Women in Music Industry) will host critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten on Friday, Feb. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in Glidden Music Hall. Van Etten will visit Ohio University as a part of the Scripps Visiting Artist Series, sitting down for an onstage and live-streaming interview about her widely-heralded career.

Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser at Lake Snowden is Feb. 13
On Saturday, Feb. 13, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity will host its annual lake jump at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio, to raise money for Special Olympics Ohio.

Off-Campus Housing Fair to feature landlords, rental companies, on-campus and community resources
Designed to equip students with all the information and resources they need to transition to living off the Athens Campus, Ohio University's Office of Community Engagement will host an Off-Campus Housing Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the third-floor atrium of Baker University Center.

Feb 5
Journalism student Bianca Hillier wins Scripps Howard Foundation collegiate reporting prize trip to Japan
The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded a nine‐day journalism study trip to Japan to nine college journalists, winners of its annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. Ohio University student, Bianca Hillier, a junior studying broadcast journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a specialization in diversity studies, was selected as one of the winners.

Center for Entrepreneurship hosts Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Luncheon with 2015 Konneker Medal recipients
Reserve your spot immediately for the luncheon panel discussion on commercialization and entrepreneurship featuring the 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship recipients, Winston Breeden III and Joe Jachinowski, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in Baker University Center 242.

Feb 4
Upcoming event to celebrate notable OHIO alumna’s book release
In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the campus and community are invited to a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Ridges, Building 21, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen.

Ohio University Game Developer Association competes in 48-hour Global Game Jam
People from across the world participated in the Global Game Jam, an event where Global Game Jam Inc. encourages people to create video or non-digital games in two short days. This is the second 48-hour Global Game Jam that OUGDA has participated in.

Feb 3
Black Press conversation is Feb. 8
Ohio University will host "A Conversation: The Black Press," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Schoonover 145. The event is designed to spark an open discussion about the past, current and future role of the alternative press in America.

Feb 2
Political science student works with 'most forgotten citizens'
Philip Moncla, a senior studying Political Science and pursuing a Law, Justice & Culture certificate, spent his summer working for the Southeast Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), an organization that provides legal counsel and services to low income people living in Ohio.

VisCom dedicates first gallery exhibition to Kyra Willner
The School of Visual Communication’s new gallery space in the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication opened on Jan. 30 to showcase a collection of photographs by Kyra Willner, a senior studying commercial photography who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 in a motor vehicle accident in New Mexico.

Feb 1
Russ College students set to unveil innovative online project to streamline sublease searches
After a year of work beyond the classroom, two Russ College of Engineering and Technology students are preparing to launch their entrepreneurial project “Sublit."

Alexander Middle School aces Russ College-hosted regional math competition
A team of four students from Athens County’s Alexander Middle School took home the first-place team trophy with a perfect score Saturday in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition.

Innovation Strategy planning grant awarded to entrepreneurship student project
Universities across the country are creating spaces for student innovation and entrepreneurial collaboration—including Ohio University, if student entrepreneurs have anything to say about it

Ohio University College of Business faculty to live Tweet advertising campaign reactions during Super Bowl
One of the largest sporting events and business opportunities of the year--the Super Bowl--is less than a week away. And audiences are increasingly consuming media during, rather than after, events. Take the Ellen DeGeneres selfie that went viral at last year’s Academy Awards broadcast, for example.

Jan 29
VisCom students excited to learn how to utilize new cyclorama wall
During winter break, the School of Visual Communication worked hard to complete their new cyclorama wall so it would be ready for students to use during spring semester.

Workshops to help students prepare for Feb. 16 Career and Internship Fair
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center will be hosting a Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 16 in the Baker University Center Ballroom and will be hosting several "Prepare for the Fair" workshops Feb. 8-11 on the Athens Campus.

Jan 28
OHIO’s Sibs Weekend to be held Feb. 5-7
Ohio University kicks off its first family weekend of the new year with Sibs Weekend, which will be held Feb. 5-7 on the Athens Campus.

Students gear up for MDIA 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition
The producers of student teams participating in the School of Media Arts & Studies 14th annual 48-hour Shootout will gather in Baker University Center, Room 347, at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 to mark the official start of the film competition.

Registar's Office student awarded scholarship by state professional association
Abigail Barrett, a sophomore working in the Registrar’s Office, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

Jan 27
Sociology-Criminology senior interns at the Athens Courthouse
After changing her major from biology to Sociology-Criminology, Alysha Funk decided to start preparing for law school and found an internship that would help her resume stand out from the rest.

Student Finds Language, Culture Entwined in Oman
Jamie Moriarty '15 has always been interested in the Arabic language and culture. Over the summer, he took the initiative to travel to Muscat, Oman, to immerse himself in the language, make new friends, and broaden his cultural horizons.

Learning Community Programs recognizes outstanding students, instructors
Students and staff gathered on Sunday, Jan. 24, for the annual Learning Community Programs Awards Banquet. It was a time of celebration for the program’s successes, as fall 2015 was the most successful semester in the program’s history, with 237 Learning Community groups and 3,754 students enrolled.

Jan 25
Bobcats Publish to host student publications roundtable in March
Bobcats Publish will sponsor a student publications roundtable and fair in the Friends of the Library Room (third floor of Alden) from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 24.

LGBT Center to host a bevy of spring events
A new year often brings thoughts of resolutions and personal improvement. For the Ohio University LGBT Center, this means reevaluating itself and providing more events and conversation issues not often discussed.

Patton College of Education students and faculty recognize the value of diversity
Several Patton College of Education students and faculty talk about the importance of diversity.

Jan 19
University Program Council to host ‘Ultimate Pizza Party’ event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting an “Ultimate Pizza Party," featuring a pizza-eating contest, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in Baker University Center Ballroom A.

OHIO senior Will Drabold wins first place in William Randolph Hearst Foundation contest
Will Drabold, a senior in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University studying journalism, has won first place for enterprise reporting in the prestigious national competition sponsored by the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

Jan 15
A celebration of life for Kyra Willner to be held Jan. 30
The university community, friends, faculty, staff and family are invited to attend a celebration of Kyra Willner’s life to be held on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Hillel at Ohio University.

Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors ready to launch second year
The 2015-16 Ohio University Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors met for the first time on Jan. 10 and are prepared to launch into their second year of diversity speaking engagements.

Jan 14
Voinovich School accepting applications for Undergrad Research Scholars
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering Undergraduate Research Scholar funded positions for the­ 2016-2017 academic year. Scholars will be assigned to work with Voinovich School faculty and professional staff, engaged in innovative research and work.

Professor Dahlen’s “5 to Thrive”
Each semester, Marketing Professor and Director of the Consumer Research Center Dan Dahlen closes his last lecture with the same content: his “5 to thrive” tips for success.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Jack Melick
Meet Jack Melick, who loves the Schey Sales Centre, finance, and Zoe!

New Year’s resolutions focus on furthering education
Forty-seven percent of this year’s New Year’s resolutions related to self-improvement or education, according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. Don't let your resolution slip away; learn about OHIO College of Business graduate programs today.

Jan 13
Student Involvement Fair slated for Jan. 19 at Living Learning Center
Ohio University's Campus Involvement Center will be hosting a Student Involvement Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19, in the new Living Learning Center on the Athens Campus’ South Green.

Deadline approaching for many student leadership awards
Ohio University is gearing up for its 33rd annual Leadership Awards Gala, and the deadline to submit nominations for many of these awards celebrating OHIO students and their contributions to the University and greater community is just around the corner.

Jan 11
MDIA student, alumnus selected for Disney Imaginations finalist team
In a few short weeks Courtney Irby, a senior in the School of Media Arts & Studies studying games and animation, and Media Arts & Studies alumnus Geoffrey Backstrom, BSC ’15, will be traveling to California to participate in the 2016 Walt Disney Imagineering Imaginations Design Competition.

Start 2016 off right: Take the advice of these College of Business professors
#BusinessBobcat professors share words of wisdom about college, careers, and life

Jan 8
UCM student-produced videos win DV Awards
Two student-produced videos have earned Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) top honors in an international competition that celebrates outstanding creative and technical achievements in the field of digital video production.

Jan 6
Gridiron Glory tradition recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education
A video produced by Ohio University senior Jordan Allen that spotlights WOUB's Gridiron Glory huddle tradition is being featured on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website.

Dec 22
SHAPe Clinic ensures Marching 110 marches to a healthy beat
<br />Ohio University’s Marching 110, “The Most Exciting Band in the Land,” is also one of the healthiest bands in the land thanks to its team of performing arts medicine Athletic Trainers.

Dec 19
OHIO community mourns the death of VisCom senior Kyra Kurt Willner
The Ohio University community is mourning the death of senior Kyra Kurt Willner who died Wednesday, Dec. 16, in a motor vehicle accident in New Mexico.

Dec 15
#BusinessBobcats walk across the stage and into their future at Fall Commencement Ceremony
College of Business graduates took the stage Sat., Dec. 12.

10 do’s and don’ts of starting your own business
Want to become a successful entrepreneur? Read these top tips from Ohio University alumnus Brian Grady.

OHIO’s Center for Sports Administration celebrates 10th anniversary
Alumni, students, and faculty gathered Thurs., Dec. 3 to celebrate a huge milestone for the Center for Sports Administration: its 10th anniversary.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Kody Seeger
Learn more about Kody Seeger, an Accounting major, SOX 404 Fellow, and Casa Nueva enthusiast.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Jared Roese
Find out why Jared always wanted to go into business and how he was able to get second place in the Global Health Case Competition.

Dec 11
Civic engagement through service learning and local history with social studies teacher candidates
This fall, The Patton College of Education’s teacher candidates in Professor Michael Kopish’s AYA social studies methods course participated in a series of multidimensional educational experiences for students to engage with the community as leaners and leaders.

Crushing mediocrity: The sure way to become a world changer
The CEO of the first aircraft broker and dealer to be certified as woman-owned shared her secrets to success with an audience of Ohio University students and faculty during a presentation in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Nov. 18.

OHIO debuts three new experiential entrepreneurship programs
Faculty, staff and students at Ohio University are giving thumbs-up to three new programs added to the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem this year.