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November 9, 2016
Ohio University, City of Athens receive Ohio EPA Achievement awards
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced two new recipients of the “Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) Achievement Level” award: Ohio University and the City of Athens.
November 7, 2016
President and first lady host final Urban and Appalachian Scholars Reception [VIDEO]
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis hosted their final Urban and Appalachian Scholars Reception. The annual event gives the scholars an opportunity to visit with the University's first family.
October 25, 2016
Cutler Hall bicentennial celebrates those who helped shape Ohio University’s 212-year history
Ohio University’s iconic Cutler Hall celebrated its 200th birthday on Friday, Oct. 21, with OHIO students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, as well as members of the University’s Board of Trustees, gathered on its lawn under rainy skies to pay tribute to the historic structure and the people throughout the University’s history who helped to build it.
October 20, 2016
Longtime Ohio University professor named fall Commencement speaker
Dr. Jenny Chabot, associate professor of child and family studies in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, will address graduates as Ohio University’s fall 2016 Commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.
October 17, 2016
A message from President McDavis regarding the Bicentennial Celebration of Cutler Hall
Ohio University will celebrate the Bicentennial Celebration of Cutler Hall on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
October 13, 2016
Class Gateway renovations add accessibility features to iconic campus entrance
Members of the Ohio University community, including alumni, gathered on Saturday, Oct. 8, for the grand reopening of one of the most iconic OHIO symbols: the Class Gateway, which is located off of East Union Street at the entrance to College Green on the Athens Campus.
September 26, 2016
George Voinovich honored with tribute at Federal Government Alumni Luncheon
Ohio University alumni came together at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 22 to reconnect with the University and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation, Senator George V. Voinovich.
September 14, 2016
Ohio University mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle
The Ohio University community mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle, former University first lady and wife of Ohio University’s 16th president, Claude R. Sowle. She was 84 years old.
September 12, 2016
President McDavis and first lady host final fall reception for Templeton Scholars
President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis hosted their final Templeton Scholars Fall Reception on Sept. 7. Last spring, the couple announced that they will be leaving their positions on June 30.
August 31, 2016
President McDavis delivers his final State of the University address
On Wednesday, August 24, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis delivered his final State of the University address to faculty and staff at the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.
August 22, 2016
Bobcat spirit on display at Class of 2020 photo shoot
Ohio University's Class of 2020 took the field at Peden Stadium the evening of Aug. 20 for a group photo marking the start of their OHIO journey and only the second year for this new Bobcat rite of passage.
August 21, 2016
Class of 2020 inducted into Bobcat family at President McDavis’ final first-year convocation
August 21 marked a day of firsts on Ohio University’s Athens Campus as members of the Class of 2020 took the first steps on their academic journey at OHIO – and a day of lasts as President Roderick J. McDavis presided over his 13th and final President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.
August 18, 2016
Presidential search committee chair requests local feedback
As the search for Ohio University’s next president enters its second phase, search committee chair David Wolfort requests the public’s help. The Board of Trustees will be holding an Open Forum Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baker University Center Theater.
August 17, 2016
Faculty, staff invited to attend 2016 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis invites all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.
July 21, 2016
Ohio University SBDC named Excellence & Innovation Center of the Year
Following an enormously successful fiscal year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (Ohio University SBDC) was honored with the Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award from the Ohio Small Business Development Centers.
July 6, 2016
Delegation’s trip to Ecuador includes grand opening of research facility, visit to Healthy Living Initiative communities
An Ohio University delegation traveled to Ecuador in June to participate in the grand opening of the Center for Research on Health in Latin America and to engage in discussions on new partnerships and visits to communities assisted by OHIO.
June 24, 2016
Trustees announce presidential search committee, launch website
The Board of Trustees announced today the names of the 21-person search committee charged with finding Ohio University’s 21st president.
June 23, 2016
University’s new professional theater in Dublin celebrates inaugural season
Tantrum Theater welcomed President Roderick J. McDavis and approximately 170 guests to Dublin, Ohio, for an Inaugural Season Celebration and performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” on June 18.
June 16, 2016
Ohio University to address need for more study space with a new academic center
The Board of Trustees will be presented a resolution for review and approval at the next board meeting that would allow the University to proceed with the design phase for a new academic center.
June 13, 2016
A message from President McDavis regarding Monday's vigil for the Orlando shooting victims.
The following message was sent by President Roderick J. McDavis to the Ohio University community on Monday, June 13, 2016.
June 12, 2016
A message from President McDavis regarding the passing of Senator Voinovich
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
June 6, 2016
OHIO delegation to participate in grand opening of new research facility in Ecuador
A delegation of Ohio University students, faculty and staff will travel to Ecuador in June to take part in the grand opening of a new research facility and visit OHIO-related programs in the country.
May 31, 2016
Engineering students awarded top scholarships from professional organization
Two industrial and systems engineering students have received prestigious scholarships from the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE) after being nominated for the awards by Russ College faculty.
May 18, 2016
Four Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort
Four Ohio University research teams have been selected for the second I-Corps@Ohio cohort. For seven weeks beginning on May 13, the OHIO teams will join 20 teams representing universities from across the state to validate the market potential of their own proposed technologies and to learn about launching startup companies.
May 12, 2016
Alumnus honored for outstanding public service at OHIO State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 130 Ohio University alumni in Ohio public service gathered at the Athletic Club of Columbus to honor OHIO alumnus Matt Evans for his outstanding service to the state at the 33rd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon on May 3.
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