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Jun 21
OHIO First Scholars Program provides mentors to first-generation students
Anna-Kaye Rowe knew she wanted to be a mentor for the OHIO First Scholars Program as soon as she received an email about the program in the summer of 2018.

Jun 14
New Facilities Management & Safety website available June 14
New Facilities Management & Safety website available June 14

Jun 7
Forbes ranks Ohio University among America’s Best Value Colleges for 2019
Ohio University is included on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Value Colleges for 2019, one of just seven institutions in the state to make the list.

May 24
Bobcat Student Orientation 2019 to bring incoming students to campus in June
Between June 3 and June 29, about 4,000 new Bobcats will visit the Athens Campus for their two-day orientation session. BSO's mission is to make certain all students, families and guests feel welcome, comfortable in their transitions, connected to campus resources and confident in their academic schedules before their first semester.

May 21
University announces 2023 class of Cutler Scholars
Ohio University’s Cutler Scholars Program has selected 16 community-engaged leaders for the class of 2023. The incoming Scholars have been accepted into six of Ohio University’s colleges, with majors ranging from communication sciences and disorders to philosophy to computer science. The Cutler Scholars Program provides financial support, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities to help students develop into leaders for the common good.

May 15
Southern Campus announces changes to Equine Studies Program
Changes in enrollment have resulted in modifications for the equine studies program. Current students can complete the face-to-face option over the 2019-20 academic year or transition to the online option. New students can enroll in the online track to complete an associate’s degree in equine studies.

OHIO students place in 2019 Ethics in Action National Student Video Competition
Ohio University students Anthony Bartolomucci, Chloe Green, Sydney Hutchinson, Daniel Mendenhall, Kurt Mohr, Emily Rodic, Alexandria Skowronski and Jessica Woods were recently awarded runner-up in the Viewer’s Choice Short Film Category for their video, “Ethics in the Small Things,” as part of the 10th annual Ethics in Action Video Competition put on by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust (CPT).

May 9
Ohio University Southern graduate surprised by soldier husband
Courtany Boyer was overwhelmed with emotion as she readied to put on her cap and gown on May 3 to be recognized for earning her bachelor's degree in applied management. The reason was a surprise visit from her husband, Adam Boyer, a staff sergeant in the West Virginia National Guard.

Apr 30
Students create a new community park
A group of Ohio University students who have loved living in Athens decided to give something special back to the community this spring, creating a new park for the city.

Chemical and biomolecular engineering students win national environmental design contest
Ohio University chemical and biomolecular engineering seniors won a contest at the 29th WERC Environmental Design Contest, held April 7-10 at New Mexico State University, for their research on turning polluted water originating from farm facilities into fertilizer.

OHIO student among 55 to receive Udall Scholarship
Ohio University student Rachel Martin has been selected for a Udall Scholarship for her demonstrated commitment and work in leadership, public service, and the environment. A second student, Winter Wilson, received an honorable mention.

Apr 29
Patton College Honors Students showcase year’s research efforts in College-wide reception
The Patton College of Education hosted the Undergraduate Honors Research Reception on April 2, as members of the Michelle Connavino Honors program led presentations about their individual and group research projects. Some projects are nearing completion, while others are in their infancy.

Apr 26
OUPD to remove abandoned bikes on Athens Campus in May
OUPD will mark all bikes on campus with colored ribbon in early May. OUPD will remove all bikes that still have the ribbon attached to them during a sweep later in May.

Leadership Awards Gala honors students empowering their Bobcat community
Representatives from across the OHIO community met on April 17 to honor students who have not only excelled in their own scholastic pursuits, but have also tirelessly worked to leave a positive impact on the OHIO community and beyond.

Apr 24
Physical Education Teacher Education class organizes Bocce Tournament
The Patton College of Education’s Recreation and Sport Pedagogy Department hosted a Unified Bocce Tournament on Sunday, April 14, with athletes and guests from Expanding YOUR Horizons (EYH) competing in the event. EYH serves children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Southeast Ohio.

The Patton College of Education organized the fourth annual Service Learning Day
The Patton College of Education hosted Service Learning Day on April 18, as teacher candidates worked with 160 Athens High School (AHS) students and a dozen community partners to promote civic engagement throughout Southeast Ohio.

V.P. for Diversity and Inclusion explains relocation of LGBT Center
V.P. for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Gigi Secuban provides an update and detailed explanation related to the relocation of the LGBT Center and use of under-utilized space in the Multicultural Center.

Apr 23
Civil engineering senior earns National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
<br />Ohio University senior Erin Milligan, a civil engineering student in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has been awarded a $34,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje to celebrate graduating multicultural students May 3
A complement to the spring Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje is held to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the class of 2019. Allison Hunter, WOUB Public Media editor-in-chief, will deliver the keynote address.

Bobcat Move-In Crew volunteers sought for fall semester
Students chosen for this opportunity will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to move in early, as well as a chance to earn up to $100.

Learn more about OHIO’s Spring Commencement 2019 events, activities
Approximately 4,000 students are expected to participate in the Spring Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 at Ohio University’s Convocation Center.

Apr 22
City of Athens to replace a Richland Avenue bridge this summer
The city of Athens will replace a small bridge on Richland Avenue near the intersection of Greenbrier Drive and the Summit at Coates Run apartment complex entrance. Work will start May 6 and end by late August.

Apr 17
Patton College student is first to receive new scholarship for veterans
Tim Blodgett, who is pursuing an online master’s degree in Soccer Coaching Education from The Patton College of Education, became the first Ohio University student approved for the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans.

Leadership Awards Gala to honor exceptional students, organizations tonight
OHIO's most exceptional students will be recognized tonight at the annual Leadership Awards Gala. In its 36th year, the event celebrates the outstanding leadership and community service of students and student organizations.

Bobcat Leadership Challenge allows students to collaborate and practice their leadership skills
On March 30, teams of Ohio University students came together to complete a series of activities that incorporate a leadership skill, according to Kendra Lutes, graduate assistant for special projects at the CLDC and the organizer of this event.

Apr 16
ODHE awards OhioCorps Pilot grant to OHIO to support at-risk secondary students in Southeast Ohio
Ohio University is one of several institutions awarded an OhioCorps Pilot Grant by the Ohio Department of Education to support at-risk secondary students in Southeast Ohio. The University will be funded $499,986 to support these students and provide them with guidance and positive role models into higher education.

Nominations sought for Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award
University College seeks nominations for the campus-wide 2018-2019 Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award. 

Apr 15
University Program Council to host annual TBT Concert featuring Sean Kingston
UPC will host its annual TBT concert with guest R&B singer Sean Kingston at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Baker University Ballroom. The event will feature a T-shirt giveaway, a caricature artist, airbrush artists, and food. The first 75 people will receive a T-shirt.

Apr 10
Graduate professional student appreciation week to kick off April 17
Students at Ohio University will be recognized during Graduate Professional Student Appreciation (GPSA) Week beginning on Wednesday, April 17, until Tuesday, April 23. Graduate and professional students will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the University.

Apr 9
Four Critical Language Scholarship recipients announced
Students Max Annable, Nathen Drexler, Alexandra Koran and Meriah Woolery have been selected as recipients for the nationally competitive Critical Language Scholarship. This summer, they will live and study abroad to enhance their language and intercultural communication skills.

Apr 3
Ohio University Eastern’s relationship with OVAC is much more than all-star games
When the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference began selecting all-conference academic team members in 2001, Ohio University Eastern helped sponsor the awards ceremony.<br /><br /> <br /><br />One year later, Ohio University Eastern took a giant step in furthering its involvement in the academic aspect of the OVAC by offering scholarships to qualified members of the academic team.

Prom Shop: OHIO’s Women’s Panhellenic Association Event Helps Local High Schoolers [Video]
Each year, Ohio University’s Women’s Panhellenic Association collects donations of lightly used formal wear to give back to young people in the community for its annual Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses event. The group holds a pop-up-prom-shop at the Market on State where prom dresses, suits, and other formal wear and accessories can be found. This year’s event took place March 21-23.

Mar 27
Russ College students design and build boating improvement for Strouds Run State Park
Strouds Run State Park has a new kayak launch ramp, thanks to members of Ohio University’s student chapter of Chi Epsilon, the civil engineering honor society.

Deadline extended: Nominations for Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award due March 31
Ohio University’s Graduate Student Senate is calling on all OHIO graduate students to submit nominations for the 2019 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award.

Mar 24
Executive director of Oregon ACLU to discuss police killings of minorities on March 27
Mat dos Santos, executive director of the Oregon ACLU, will serve as the featured guest of the next ‘90 Minutes Series’ talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27.

Mar 20
Schuneman Symposium to bring acclaimed journalists and experts to OHIO
Dr. Stewart said the symposium, which is free and open to the public, also prepared the journalism school and the Ohio University School of Visual Communication to be high-functioning neighbors.

Mar 19
University Program Council to Host Dogs ‘n’ Dogs
University Program Council will host a dog-themed event on Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. in the CoLAB in Alden Library. There will hot dogs, therapy dogs, a food drive with a raffle, build your own hot dog bar, games, music, photo booth, and prizes!

Mar 18
Comedies, campfires and crafts highlight Moms Weekend activities
The last of this year’s OHIO Family Weekends, and one of the most popular, is here. With events spanning from 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, moms and Bobcats will find no shortage of activities to fill their weekend.

Mar 14
Mental health fair to be held March 19
A variety of mental health service providers, campus resources and campus and community organizations will be at the event, such as My Sister’s Place, Health Recovery Services, National Alliance on Mental Illness, OHIO Campus Recreation, Better Bystanders and others.

Mar 8
CLDC to host Teacher Job Fair on April 1
Scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom, the Teacher Job Fair provides students interested in pursuing education as a career a chance to connect with potential employment opportunities.

Mar 4
Computer science graduate student wins best poster at Ohio computing conference
Kristen Masada won the chance to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Florida this fall after recently placing first in the poster competition at the 2019 Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing conference.

Chemical Engineering doctoral candidate wins best presentation at national meeting
A Russ College doctoral candidate’s work on cleaning up waste leftover from hydraulic fracturing won best presentation at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2018 meeting. Chemical engineering Ph.D. student Chad Able performs research alongside Jason Trembly.

PRSSA students host panel to 'make it DIVERSE.'
Members of the Athens community and diversity experts from the communications field discussed the lack of diversity and inclusion in the communications industry at a panel in Schoonover Center on Feb. 26. The “make it DIVERSE.” campaign aims to open discussion about the challenges communications professionals from diverse backgrounds face every day.

Feb 28
Capital Internship Program now accepting applications for fall semester 2019 through April 8
Ohio University is accepting applications for the Ohio University Capital Internship program, which was established last fall to provide the opportunity for students with an interest in government and public policy to participate first-hand in public service by observing and contributing to the legislative process. The extended deadline is Monday, April 8.

Feb 21
President Nellis invites students to apply for upcoming Presidential Leadership Society cohort
President Nellis invites students to apply for upcoming Presidential Leadership Society cohort

College Bound participant receives full ride to Vassar College
Vinton County High School senior Tyler Harber received a full scholarship to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he will enroll this fall. Harber participated in Ohio University’s Patton College of Education Upward Bound and College Bound programs as a high school freshman and senior, respectively. College Bound, which replaced Upward Bound, provides potential first-generation college students with skills and support services that cultivate resilience, confidence, and preparation for a healthy and successful transition to a postsecondary institution upon high school graduation.

Feb 20
Information for students on progress surveys beginning submitted this week
Progress surveys provide you with feedback about your course performance via email. Most instructors will be asked to provide feedback.

Feb 19
Bob Moran Symposium speaker Greg Lee to discuss race in American media Feb. 20
Lee, the keynote speaker for the annual OHIO Bob Moran Symposium, will discuss race in the American media. He has enjoyed a celebrated career as a sports journalist and has served as a senior editor at The Boston Globe, South Florida Sun Sentinel, The Washington Post and NBA.com.

Feb 18
Students reflect on life changing trip to Spain
“I went into the program expecting to learn a little, enjoy the culture, and come back to Athens pretty similar to how I left. But this program, without sounding too cliché, changed my life. In just four weeks, I constantly pushed myself out of my comfort zone, made lifetime friends and learned so much,” Emily Barbus said.

Feb 14
Office of the Registrar announces class permission slips are going paperless
Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, the class permission (“green slip”) process is available online for all students. Summer semester 2019 is the first semester students will be able to initiate a permission request online through their My OHIO Student Center.