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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.

OHIO sending student leaders to annual MBLGTACC conference
Fifteen OHIO student leaders are traveling to Wichita, Kansas, for the 2019 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference.

Feb 13
Read 'The History of Housing and Residence Life from the 1800s to the Present"
Living on campus has been a defining experience for generations of OHIO students. Today more than 7,300 students live and learn in 39 residence halls and the housing and residence life experience is woven into the fabric of campus life.

Feb 12
Cutler Scholars Program hosts the 2018 Scholar Summit
Forty high-promise scholars from other universities met at OHIO in the fall for the 2018 Scholar Summit hosted by the Cutler Scholars Program. The event integrated a diverse array of workshops, panels, speeches and roundtable discussions focused on helping scholars maximize the opportunities offered by the merit scholarship programs.

Feb 11
New West 82 station puts a tasty, and healthy, spin on a college staple
The Let's Get Ramen station at West 82 allows students to choose from a variety of options to create their own unique dish, ranging between chicken, tofu and beef as protein choices to a number of garnishes and flavoring options, including water chestnuts, sweet corn and miso.

Life on Death Row conversation on Feb. 13 is next ’90 Minutes Series’ conversation
The next “90 Minutes Series” conversation will highlight the story of former death row inmate Joe D’Ambrosio. He spent more than 20 years in prison before he was exonerated. He will share how he’s rebuilding his life at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Campus rec offering variety of activities this spring
From backpacking at the Red River Gorge to doing the luau on ice, Ohio University’s Campus Recreation has something for everyone this spring semester. The department promotes the physical, emotional and social growth of students by engaging them in recreational facilities and programs.

Feb 7
Undergraduates invited to apply for paid Research Scholar positions to gain valuable applied experiences
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering Undergraduate Research Scholar funded positions for the­ 2019-2020 academic year. ­ Highly motivated students from any school or department are encouraged to apply for these competitive positions. To be eligible, students should have at least a 3.5 GPA.

Feb 6
Engineering student duo named semi-finalists in Simio simulation competition
Russ College students Clive Chirume and Madison Fiehrer landed in the top 14 of 300 teams that comprised a total of 1,064 students from across the world. Competing as team “MC Solutions,” Fiehrer and Chirume were tasked with simulating a corn seed production facility to show seed processing from harvest to delivery.

Cardio with Cupid event offers members a chance to exercise with a seasonal twist
The event, which includes a series of group fitness classes taught by Ping instructors, provides students the opportunity to try out a number of cardio fitness staples in a more relaxed environment.

Feb 5
CLDC to host spring Career and Internship Fair with Pre-Conference and Bobcat Breakfast
The bi-annual event takes place both fall and spring semesters and is free for students and alumni to attend.

Feb 4
‘90 Minutes Series’ talk on Feb. 6 to feature Pulitzer Prize winning storytelling coach Amy Wilson
The first “90 Minutes Series” event of 2019 will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Schoonover 145 when Amy Wilson, the storytelling coach at The Cincinnati Enquirer, visits campus. She played a key role when the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for its narrative on heroin abuse in Southwest Ohio.

Feb 1
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism officially moves to E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
The prestigious fellowship program was established in 1972 at The Ohio State University, with grants from The Kiplinger Foundation, in honor of W. M. Kiplinger, who founded the prominent Washington publisher of business forecasts and personal-finance periodicals. The program has equipped nearly 10,000 journalists with the latest tools and strategies for success.

Jan 31
Aviation program receives aircraft as top flight school
Textron Aviation has named Ohio University as one of just four 2019 Top Hawk schools, awarding the Department of Aviation a Cessna Skyhawk aircraft for the year. It is the world’s most popular flight trainer to teach student aviators and display at recruiting events.

Jan 30
Office of Sustainability announces Climate & Sustainability Ambassadors Program
The Ambassadors will be advocates for the Office of Sustainability and will participate in outreach and education to students, faculty and staff on aspects of climate change and sustainability.

Jan 24
Ohio University named Music Teachers National Association’s chapter of the year
The award honors an MTNA chapter for its exceptional contributions to the music teaching profession. Ingle said the selection of OHIO’s chapter recognizes the “significant accomplishments and important work” it is doing to advance music and music teaching on campus and in the community.

Information session on study abroad opportunities in Ecuador
An information session on three different study abroad opportunities in Ecuador will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Baker University Center 230.

Jan 22
Mechanical engineering doctoral student wins best paper at national meeting
Michael Spencer recently received the best paper award at the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. It is the premier chemical engineering educational forum for innovation and professional growth.