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November 23, 2015
OHIO faculty, staff, alumni, students honored at global engagement awards ceremony (PHOTOS)
Ohio University ushered in the end of its third annual International Education Week (IEW) with a ceremony celebrating members of the Bobcat Family who embody the spirit of the week and who have contributed to OHIO’s rich history of providing students a global education and establishing global partnerships.
November 10, 2015
Two Ohio University alumni appointed as national trustees
The Ohio University Board of Trustees has chosen two OHIO alumni, Laura A. Brege and David W. Pidwell, to serve on the Board as national trustees. Resolutions announcing Brege’s and Pidwell’s appointments were approved at the Board's October meeting.
November 5, 2015
OHIO welcomes largest class of Cutler Scholars in program’s history
This fall the Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomed 15 new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship, the largest first-year class in the program’s history.
October 29, 2015
Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Nov. 16
Any member of the Ohio University community can now nominate an OHIO administrator for the Outstanding Administrator Award, given each year to three administrators for their outstanding contributions to Ohio University.
October 27, 2015
WATH 970 AM to host President McDavis on Oct. 28
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 28.
October 20, 2015
President McDavis announces aggressive carbon mitigation plans
President Roderick J. McDavis today announced that Ohio University will purchase 50 percent of its electricity from renewable sources beginning in December 2015.
October 19, 2015
President McDavis appointed to serve on multiple state-focused initiatives
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis was recently appointed to the Third Frontier Advisory Board by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich and to the Graduate Medical Education Study Committee by Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.
October 16, 2015
Ohio University Voinovich School, APEG partner on $2.5M SBA award
On Oct. 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Deputy Administrator Douglas Kramer held a news conference in Athens to announce a new $2.5 award for the creation of the Appalachian Ohio Wood Products Cluster, which will be administered by the APEG in partnership with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.
October 14, 2015
CHSP School of Nursing leads OHIO in bringing the Race for the Cure to Athens
Honorary Chair Nicole Phillips, cancer survivor and wife of OHIO men’s basketball head coach Saul Phillips, talks candidly with nursing students
October 13, 2015
Symposium offered by CHSP and Heritage College explores the promise of health care teamwor
IPE Symposium gathers CHSP and Heritage College health educators to explore interprofessional education strategies.
October 8, 2015
ADA25 Celebration Series kicks off with inaugural event
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis, Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and several special guest speakers gathered Tuesday to kick off the ADA25 Celebration Series, which features events throughout October designed to educate and promote awareness of the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
October 1, 2015
OHIO celebrates inaugural Faculty Newsmakers Gala
Members of the Ohio University community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Sept. 29 to celebrate the inaugural OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, shining a spotlight on faculty who go above and beyond in promoting the University through the media.
September 29, 2015
Ohio University Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency seeks input from OHIO community
Ohio University’s Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency is seeking suggestions and feedback from the OHIO community relating to opportunities for the University to operate more efficiently.
September 3, 2015
Professors recognized with Presidential Teacher Award
Each year, a handful of professors at Ohio University are selected to receive the Presidential Teacher Award. On Monday, Aug. 31, two professors were recognized as recipients: Bob Klein and Tresa Randall.
August 31, 2015
Bobcats – past and present, near and far – celebrate grand opening of new residential housing complex
August 29 marked a historic day on Ohio University's Athens Campus as members of the Bobcat family near and far celebrated the completion of a $110 million project that has brought four new residence halls and a first-of-its-kind Living Learning Center to the campus.
August 27, 2015
Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in northeast Ohio
Hundreds of friends, partners and supporters joined Ohio University and its Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate the college’s new campus in northeast Ohio.
President McDavis reflects upon the Ohio University experience during annual Faculty and Staff Convocation
Opening his remarks with a heartfelt letter from the parent of a prospective student, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis asked faculty and staff to reflect upon what makes OHIO a special place to be during the 2015 Faculty and Staff Convocation in Margaret M. Walter Hall Wednesday.
August 26, 2015
University College, Libraries debut online OHIO history project
University College and University Libraries are proud to debut “An Introduction to Ohio University,” a web-based, multi-media project that documents the University’s rich and distinct history – from its humble beginnings in the wilderness of the Ohio Country through its post-World War II rise to prominence.
August 24, 2015
OHIO, Athens communities invited to grand opening, ribbon-cutting for new residence halls
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities are invited to a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase I of OHIO's Housing Development Plan, which will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the new Living Learning Center. A special student celebration is planned that evening.
President gives Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during First-Year Convocation
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis gave the Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during the annual President’s Convocation for First-Year Students on Sunday afternoon. The president told the 4,675 first-year students it seemed like yesterday when he was a freshman living in Lincoln Hall.
August 19, 2015
University, city celebrate opening of Bobcat Lane
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl gathered Tuesday with members of the campus and Athens communities to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane on the OHIO campus.
August 17, 2015
Faculty, staff invited to attend 2015 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.
August 14, 2015
OHIO named one of 14 Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs
Ohio University is one of 14 universities throughout the country to receive the designation, which recognizes divisions of student affairs for their commitment to workplace diversity, equitable staffing practices, and supportive work environments.
August 13, 2015
OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 27-28 on Dublin Campus
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, and its annual retreat on Friday, Aug. 28, on the University’s Dublin Campus.
August 10, 2015
Fall opening activities designed to welcome, prepare OHIO students
Offices throughout Ohio University's Athens Campus will be offering a variety of activities, including orientation programs and social events, in the weeks leading up to the start of fall semester.
From the President's Desk

Public Schedule

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Fall Commencement Ceremony