College of Fine Arts

New College of Fine Arts Designer in Residence program selects its first designer

November 10, 2022 Swiss designer Nadine Bitterli was chosen from among more than 25 international design applicants to fill the inaugural Designer in Residence role.

College of Fine Arts graphic design grads experience the power of non-profits

October 27, 2022 Two School of Art + Design graduates spent the summer interning with Video/Action, learning video production while educating themselves on the Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact on communities.

School of Theater graduate Dale Shields imparts wisdom on students during Black Alumni Reunion

September 28, 2022 Ohio University School of Theater Alumnus Dale Shields met with current theater students at a lunchbag event held during OHIO’s Black Alumni Reunion weekend September 15-18. Shields received the 2022 Ebony Bobcat Legend Award in recognition of his long and successful career as a performer, educator and director.

From OHIO’s acting studio to the Tony Awards, alum Chuck Cooper reflects on longtime career

September 6, 2022 Alumnus Chuck Cooper has accomplished a lot from his days in OHIO's acting studio to being a Tony Award-winning and nominated Broadway actor, noting the role being a Bobcat helped play in his career.

Career of alumnus behind West Virginia Veterans Memorial sculpted by service

July 26, 2022 Joe Mullins’ service to country changed his life, culminating in a monumental opportunity to ensure that his fellow West Virginians – those who gave the ultimate sacrifice – would never be forgotten.

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.

Eight Ohio University students and alumni selected as Fulbright Scholars, alumnus selected for Fulbright Hays Group Project

May 27, 2022 Eight OHIO students and alumni have been selected as recipients for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, and one OHIO alumnus was selected as a recipient for a Fulbright Hays Group Projects grant.

Arts Administration graduate Brianne Szymanski brings community dance focus to prestigious dance company Jacob’s Pillow

May 17, 2022 Brianne Syzmanski, soon to be MAA graduate, was recently hired as the Community Engagement Programs Manager for the noted dance organization Jacob’s Pillow.

Alums help showcase Ohio University in new state tourism ad

April 27, 2022 A new commercial, featuring Ohio University’s historic Athens Campus, was recently released through the state’s tourism brand.

Athens Jazz Festival returns to in-person, benefiting students

April 13, 2022 Coming off a virtual event last year, the Athens Jazz Festival was back in-person for its 2022 event.

OHIO professor and alumna team up to study fringe religious groups and 'cult films'

February 15, 2022 An Ohio University alumna filmmaker and a religious studies professor teamed up to edit a special journal issue on "cult films," as told through interviews with scholars and filmmakers.

Tantrum Theater stages alumnus’ Broadway hit ‘Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812’

January 24, 2022 Originally planned to take the stage in spring 2020 but delayed due to COVID, Tantrum Theater will produce alumnus Dave Malloy’s Tony Award-winning musical “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812.”

OHIO students find creativity and community through Passion Works

November 12, 2021 Over the years, Passion Works and OHIO have created a partnership that has allowed for students to intern and volunteer, taking with them new skills and experiences.

Betty Walberg: The One and Many

November 2, 2021 There were many Bettys. Arranger and composer of music for dance for Broadway, films and television; consummate pianist; inspiring teacher for two generations of dance students.

Former Theater Faculty, Robert L. Hobbs Influenced Generations on Screen and Stage

July 9, 2018 Theater alumni remember a beloved teacher and mentor who spearheaded a world class Professional Actor Training Program—transforming the way acting was taught at OHIO for decades to come.