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Aug 30
OHIO sororities, fraternities ready to recruit for a new year that includes two new orgs
The 2017-18 academic year marks an exciting time for Ohio University’s Sorority and Fraternity Life as it welcomes two new organizations this semester while celebrating the highest number of students affiliated with a social sorority/fraternity in the past 20 years.

SAP partners with TABS Taxi to support survivors of sexual assault
Ohio University's Survivor Advocacy Program announces a new voucher program with TABS Taxi that provides student survivors and a support person of their choosing free transportation to and from the hospital for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exams.

Battle of the Greens, the recycling competition between OHIO residence halls, launches Sept. 1
Battle of the Greens is a friendly competition between residence halls across campus to see which halls and which campus green can divert the most waste from the landfill within the span of a month. Growing out of last year’s RecycleMania, which takes place in late spring, Battle of the Greens emerges this year as an independent event to help new and returning Bobcats to embrace the “green” lifestyle to help clean up our environment, as well as to help Ohio University become a zero-waste campus!

Aug 29
OHIO’s annual Parents Weekend kicks off Sept. 15
Bobcats missing home or just eager to share their home away from home with their loved ones don’t have to wait long. Ohio University’s first Family Weekend of the year – Parents Weekend – kicks off Friday, Sept. 15, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 17.

Aug 28
President Nellis joins first-year students in new beginning at his first Convocation
On Sunday, Aug. 27, at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis officially inducted the Class of 2021 into the Bobcat family – the first of many for OHIO’s 21st president, who told the freshmen gathered in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus of a summer spent falling in love.

Aug 25
2017 Fall Sustainability Film Series
On Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., Ohio University Libraries, Environmental Studies, and the Athena Cinema will celebrate their fifth year of sponsoring the popular “Sustainability Film Series.”

Libraries kicks off research series
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Libraries will kick off the 2017 Foundations of Research series with “Searching as Strategic Exploration,” one of six workshops offered to undergraduates that focus on issues surrounding research as a basis for lifelong learning.

Libraries celebrates fourth floor 24/5 study space
Alden Library will provide additional overnight study space to students for the first time since 2005. Beginning Aug. 28, the fourth floor will open 24 hours a day, five days a week.

From concerts to farmer’s markets to intramural sports, Bobcats offered many ways to have fun, get involved
As Bobcats are kicking off a new academic year, Ohio University’s Division of Student Affairs is setting out to ensure the success of all students by providing programs and activities designed to nurture their minds and bodies and get them involved on campus and in the community.

Student orgs partnering to present ‘Hangovers Suck,’ ‘Athens in an Hour’ events
Ohio University's health promotion organizations are sponsoring the annual “Hangovers Suck” event while the University Program Council (UPC) is sponsoring “Athens in an Hour” from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, on South Beach.

Aug 24
How will you welcome your fellow Bobcats back to campus?
OHIO administrators Jenny Hall-Jones and Sara L. Trower remind students that their behavior and actions should reflect a culture of respect as the 2017-18 academic year begins. Read more here.

Multicultural Student Expo 2017 is Aug. 30
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Student Union will host the 2017 Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Aug 21
iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 21-27, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, a late-night movie, Comedy Night at the Convo, sporting events and the start to another great fall semester!

Aug 18
A statement from President Nellis regarding recent faculty resignation
A statement from President Nellis regarding recent faculty resignation

Aug 17
University and state partner to teach families how to reduce college debt
Statistics show that the average Ohio college student’s debt exceeds $30,000. Ohio University has partnered with the Ohio Department of Higher Education to find remedies to this problem.

OHIO continues to ease the financial burdens of higher education by focusing on student access, affordability initiatives
As tuition rates and other college costs continue to fluctuate, many prospective students and their families across the nation struggle to afford higher education. Ohio University, through a combination of developing unique, institutional affordability initiatives and partnering with key national college affordability efforts, is addressing these concerns while supporting timely degree completion.

Aug 7
What students and parents need to know about move-in weekend
Ohio University’s newest Bobcats and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens during the University’s move-in weekend starting on Thursday, Aug. 24. Helping to ease the transition will be student volunteers, faculty and staff who will assist others in successfully navigating campus, moving into residence halls and educating others about the University’s welcoming activities as well as sustainability and recycling efforts.

Aug 2
#LoveOHIO voting occurring now through Aug. 5
Students are asked to vote in this Student Affairs-sponsored contest that will determine which upperclassman will address OHIO's Class of 2021 at this year's President's Convocation for First-Year Students.

Jul 31
Athens Campus implementing new green-based mail centers
OHIO's Department of Housing and Residence Life and Ohio University Mail Services have partnered to establish three mail centers that will serve students living in residence halls on each of the three greens on the Athens Campus.

Jul 30
Nominations for OHIO’s Homecoming Court being accepted
Ohio University is gearing up for Homecoming 2017, and members of the Homecoming planning committee are looking for members of OHIO’s Class of 2018 to play a very special role in this annual tradition of Bobcat pride.

Jul 27
Fox rewarded for dedication to Nursing
Fox receives recertification by ANCC for professional development and service

Ohio University to hold Business of Games Summit Sept. 14
Ohio University’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CE), a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, along with the Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, a part of the Scripps College of Communication, will host a Business of Games Summit on the main campus of Ohio University in Athens on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Jul 26
OHIO’s revised Student Code of Conduct to take effect Aug. 24
Ohio University will be kicking off the academic year with a slightly revised Student Code of Conduct with changes aimed at making the document clearer and the processes involving interim suspensions more efficient and equitable – all while ensuring the safety of the entire OHIO community.

Jul 25
OUC students help develop survey for Heroin Partnership Project
Students in the Applied Management program at Ohio University Chillicothe are taking an active role in helping shape the response to the opioid epidemic in Ross County.

Jul 21
OHIO chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars earns gold star status
Ohio University’s chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) has received the Gold Star Award. As part of the award, the chapter received a $250 scholarship and letter to President M. Duane Nellis commemorating its Gold Star status.

Jul 20
OHIO named one of nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” for 2017-18
OHIO named one of nation’s “Best Colleges for Your Money” for 2017-18

Jul 12
Faculty Expert Series: Viewing the battle for women’s reproductive rights through ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Faculty Expert Series discussion on the significance of "The Handmaid's Tale" and the battle for women's reproductive rights.

  OUC staff engaging in military, veteran education issues
OUC Associate Dean, Dr. Brenda Phillips, recently attended the Ohio National Guard Education seminar that discussed military and veteran issues in education.

Jun 26
Students learn about the media industry at annual High School Media Workshop
The School of Media Arts & Studies’ fourth annual High School Media Workshop, which took place June 20-24, introduced students to the media arts industry with specialized classes taught by Ohio University professors. Students learned some of the latest techniques in audio, music, video, animation, social media and other academic areas.

Jun 21
Heritage College, Dublin, student selected for NIH research rotation
Joshua Dyer, An Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine student who recently completed his third year of medical school has been accepted into a prestigious research rotation with the National Institute of Mental Health, one of the National Institutes of Health.

MDIA’s games & animation program ranked second in Ohio, rises in national Animation Career Review rankings
Animation Career Review released their 2017 Game Design School Rankings and Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies’ games & animation program was ranked second in Ohio. The OHIO program rose from being ranked 13th in 2016 to sixth in the Midwest this year, and went up from 18th to 15th nationally among public schools and colleges with the top 30% of schools being considered. It was also ranked 42nd nationally with the top 30% of schools being considered.

Ohio University Funds Upward Bound Program to Continue Through Summer
Ohio University will directly fund the Upward Bound Summer Enrichment Program for the summer of 2017 while it appeals the University’s loss of federal funding for the highly-successful program.

Jun 19
VisCom student selected as photojournalism finalist in the 2017 Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship
Ohio University School of Visual Communication student Alex Driehaus was one of six finalists selected for the photojournalism competition of the 57th annual Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship. The competition included 29 finalists from across the country competing in five categories including writing, photojournalism, radio, television and multimedia.

Jun 16
iCUE Spotlight: June19-25, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, high school algebra teachers and media students take on the OHIO campus and your chance to beat the heat with family-friendly movies!

Heritage College student elected chair of national student government group
Dan Krajcik, a student in the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine who's pursuing a dual D.O./M.B.A. degree, has been named national chair of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents.

Jun 12
President Nellis names David Descutner Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at Ohio University
President M. Duane Nellis has appointed Dr. David Descutner as Interim Provost of Ohio University, effective July 1st. Acting as interim provost will allow Descutner an opportunity to advance the University’s academic mission while assisting Dr. Nellis with his transition as the University’s 21st President.

Ohio University joins national climate change initiative
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has signed a commitment to the international community to endorse actions being taken at local and state levels to address climate change in support of the Paris Agreement.

Gates Foundation Scholars announced for 2017
The Gates Foundation - Ross County Scholars has announced its 2017 cohort of scholarship recipients.

Jun 8
Student website wins national journalism award
Ohio University’s independent student news website The New Political received a Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence national award.

Journalism school’s election coverage shares in national journalism award
Students and staff at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism who participated in a national effort to monitor polling irregularities during November’s general election are part of a national journalism award for non-deadline reporting.

Jun 7
Ohio University Chillicothe to receive historical marker honoring Joseph Carter Corbin
An Ohio historical marker unveiling commemorating Chillicothe native Joseph Carter Corbin will take place June 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Ohio University Chillicothe campus.

Jun 5
Ohio University Summer Coding Camp introduces middle school girls to computer programming
The first Ohio University Summer Coding Camp, which took place May 31-June 4, hosted 21 students from across Ohio. The camp is a free program offered by the University to help introduce middle school aged girls to basic computer programming with the hope of helping them develop skills that can open pathways for them in this rapidly growing career field.

May 31
Free summer law program for high school students; Apply by June 3
Southeastern Ohio high school students can apply now for a free Summer Law & Trial Institute offered at Ohio University from July 9-21. The deadline for applications is June 3.

STEMstart ¦ Get ready to succeed in the sciences, solve 'CSI Athens'
As freshmen head to Bobcat Student Orientation, they also can start thinking about how to be successful in the sciences through STEMstart, a weeklong quick-start experience designed to help freshmen transition from high school to college-level biology, chemistry, and math courses.

Sidewalk Talk: Departing Bobcats share top college memories (VIDEO)
Student videographer Mary Stillman asked soon-to-be graduates to share unforgettable Bobcat experiences.

May 30
Heritage College D.O./Ph.D. student wins poster award at Endocrine Society’s annual meeting
A D.O./Ph.D. student at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine who last year won a coveted research fellowship from the Endocrine Society has received an award for her research poster presentation at the Society’s 2017 annual meeting

May 19
Nelson Court Residential Dining to close in observance of Memorial Day
Nelson Court Residential Dining at Nelson Commons on South Green will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Box lunches and/or dinners will be available on a preorder basis.

May 18
Heritage College student honored by D.O. family physician’s group
A student from the Heritage College, Dublin has been named Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

May 17
Zanesville Faculty member recognized for teaching, scholarship and service
Haven recognized as Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor

May 16
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17