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Copperheads baseball provides students with valuable experience

June 30, 2022 Students can gain valuable experience through completing internships and other experiential learning opportunities with the Southern Ohio Copperheads, a summer collegiate baseball team in Athens.

Gegesky embraces environmentalism in engineering through Ford’s F150 Lightning

June 29, 2022 Megan Gegesky, BSME ’14, knew she needed to challenge herself to continue her family’s tradition of working at the Ford Motor Company.

OHIO graduate awarded fellowship to create podcast in Berlin

June 28, 2022 A recent OHIO grad has been awarded a prestigious international scholarship to work on a project in Berlin, Germany, that will examine the intersection between LGBTQ+ identity, science and activism.

Special event to honor the life and work of Joe Berman to be held on Aug. 27

June 24, 2022 Ohio University will host  a memorial event to honor Dean Joe Berman on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 - 9 a.m. at 35 Park Place, in Athens.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appoints Cynthia Calhoun to Ohio University Board of Trustees

June 23, 2022 Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has appointed Cynthia Calhoun to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Love of newsroom management started for Allison Herman at Ohio University and WOUB

June 21, 2022 When Allison Herman, BSJ ‘10 came to Ohio University in 2006, she knew she wanted to write news, so she thought she wanted to be a news reporter.

Tapping into her OHIO roots: Alumna turns to student to push first book across the finish line

June 17, 2022 A connection between Bobcats whose OHIO student experiences are separated by nearly 35 years resulted in a dream fulfilled for the alumna and a portfolio-building opportunity for the student.

From production to on-air, for Joe Pagonakis it all started at Ohio University and WOUB

June 15, 2022 Joe Pagonakis ’81 is getting ready to celebrate 30 years as television reporter at the ABC affiliate, WEWS, in Cleveland, Ohio, but when he came to OHIO in 1977, being on air was not part of the plan.

Bobcat alumna seeks to inspire others as Miss Ohio 2022

June 14, 2022 After finding a creative outlet in Athens and having the opportunity to explore her modeling at Ohio University, alumna Sir’Quora Carroll now represents the state of Ohio as the 2022 Miss Ohio USA.  

From Lego building to building cars: Garrett Royal learns by doing

June 14, 2022 Garrett Royal, BSETM ’22, identified his passion for robotics when he was in elementary school and joined the Loveland Lego Legends team.

Scripps alumna Blackwell Clark to lead Columbus Dispatch

June 13, 2022 Ohio University alumna Edwina Blackwell Clark has been named the next executive editor of the Columbus Dispatch, the first woman and person of color to lead the 150-year-old institution.

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Henry Tribe writes about history's heroes—like OHIO's own Top Gun pilot and the coach who fought segregation

June 13, 2022 In the archives of Alden Library lies a World War II-era story that sounds a lot like the plot from the summer blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick.”

Alumnus Chad Able leads water sustainability efforts for the U.S. Department of Energy

June 13, 2022 Even in his graduate studies, getting hands-on experience was critical for Chad Able as he pursued and completed his Ph.D. in chemical engineering.

Scripps Legacy: Journalist Alvin Adams covered the Civil Rights Movement

June 10, 2022 Class of 1959 journalist Alvin Adams documented the Civil Rights Movement.

Scripps Legacy: Paul Fusco photographed the Robert Kennedy Funeral Train

June 9, 2022 Our next legacy leader is alumnus Paul Fusco, who photographed the Robert F. Kennedy funeral train from New York to Washington, DC, on June 8, 1968.