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Scholarship honors professor emerita who inspired students to ‘be the change they wish to see’

September 23, 2020 A new scholarship at Ohio University is paving the way for students to continue the legacy of Professor Emerita Dr. Francine Childs, the first Black professor to be granted tenure at OHIO.

Alumni family gives back to their home away from home

September 21, 2020 Ohio University graduate Manaf Afyouni and his children were inspired to create a scholarship in hopes that the recipients would have the same meaningful experiences that the family had in Athens.

OHIO graduate, eminent photographer’s work featured in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s social justice exhibit

September 20, 2020 The photography of Ohio University graduate Chuck Stewart is on display for the first time ever at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a new social justice exhibit

Recent OHIO graduate Hunter participates in virtual Chautauqua Visual Arts residency program

September 11, 2020 Ohio University M.F.A. graduate Quinn Hunter was one of only 38 artists worldwide selected for the prestigious Chautauqua Visual Arts residency program.

COMCorps service lands alumna a full-time job serving on the frontlines of COVID-19 response

September 11, 2020 Bryce Lemaster’s COMCorps service put her on the frontlines of Athens County’s COVID-19 response, reaffirmed her commitment to a career in community and public health, and landed her a job.

Alumna’s journey from reserved freshman to ambitious professional in just four years

August 28, 2020 Sierra Smith graduated from Ohio University’s College of Business in May and is now a financial analyst for Dell Technologies, where she was offered a job before her senior year.

2020 fall exhibit shares survivors’ stories of spaces, places in which violence occurs

August 27, 2020 Ohio University’s fall “In This Space: Disrupted” exhibit features the stories of more than a dozen survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and harassment.

Welcome to Your City: Succeed in your new city with advice from fellow Bobcats

August 24, 2020 Alumni who are thinking about moving, or have just moved to town, can join one of six Welcome to Your City events that connect recent alumni to the Bobcat network.

Gift-in-kind to bring industry-leading technology to OHIO classrooms

August 20, 2020 Students in OHIO’s geological sciences department will have access to software that will give them a competitive edge in a growing field, thanks to a gift-in-kind from Schlumberger Technology Corp.

New scholarship pays tribute to retired professors, roles they played in supporting international students

August 19, 2020 Bin Yang and Qing “Larry” Chen created the Dr. Hugh Culbertson and Dr. Robert Stewart Scholarship in Journalism in honor of these retired professors and their support of international students.

2020 Ohio University graduate Logan Marshall selected for prestigious Television Academy Foundation’s Summer Fellows program

August 13, 2020 Recent Ohio University film graduate Logan Marshall has been selected for the Television Academy Foundation’s prestigious 2020 Summer Fellows program.

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Ohio University Homecoming 2020 events to be held virtually

August 13, 2020 The Alumni Association has announced that all events during this year’s Homecoming Week, October 5-10, will be held in a virtual, online format, to keep the entire OHIO community as safe as possible.

OHIO announces first Ebony Bobcat Network Urban Scholar

August 11, 2020 EBN and OMSAR are proud to announce the inaugural Ebony Bobcat NetworkUrban Scholar, Te’aylis Jackson.

Ohio University mourns the death of Ann Lee Hancock Konneker

August 5, 2020 One of Ohio University’s most dedicated supporters, Ann Lee Hancock Konneker, passed away on July 14 in St. Louis, Missouri, at the age of 95.

As state’s new poet laureate, OHIO graduate sets her sights on helping others

July 28, 2020 In the past two months, Kari Gunter-Seymour, BFA ’94, MA’ 16, has been appointed Ohio’s poet laureate and named the Ohio Poet of the Year.