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April 21, 2016
Heritage College earns plaudits from legislators, governor for 40 years of service
Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine was recognized for four decades of service to the state, with resolutions presented on the floors of both the Ohio House and Senate and a proclamation from from Gov. John Kasich.
April 10, 2016
Student excellence in leadership, community service celebrated at awards ceremony (PHOTOS)
Dozens of Ohio University students and several student organizations were honored during the 33rd annual Leadership Awards Gala, held April 6 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
April 1, 2016
Voinovich School to host 2016 national CUPSO conference
Representatives of university-based institutes and centers from around the United States will converge in Athens on April 6–8 for the 2016 Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (CUPSO) annual conference.
Ohio University announces new senior vice president for strategic initiatives and new VPFA
Ohio University Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding will begin a new role as senior vice president for strategic initiatives, a position created to facilitate the design and implementation of the OHIO for Ohio initiative in collaboration with the Office of the President and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. He will begin this new role April 1.
March 24, 2016
Jason Pina named vice president for student affairs
Jason B. Pina, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Bridgewater State University, has been named Ohio University’s vice president for student affairs. He will begin his position June 13.
March 23, 2016
Rising Startup Stars announced for southeast Ohio’s Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration
Four entrepreneurs and startups in southeastern Ohio have been named Rising Startup Stars for the fourth annual celebration of regional innovation and entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio’s Innovation Celebration. This premiere event will take place March 29, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom.
March 10, 2016
A special announcement from President Roderick J. McDavis
The following message was sent by President Roderick J. McDavis to the Ohio University community on March 10, 2016.
March 7, 2016
Distinguished Professor Botte discusses Hollywood, science and Rolling Stone during lecture and portrait unveiling
Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte was honored by the Ohio University community during the annual Distinguished Professor Lecture and portrait unveiling ceremony Feb. 23 in the ballroom at Baker University Center.
March 6, 2016
President discusses diversity at African American Male Initiative Barber Shop Talk
President Roderick J. McDavis discussed the importance of diversity on campus during the Feb. 24 African American Male Initiative Barber Shop Talk.
February 24, 2016
President Roderick J. McDavis receives Dublin Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Person of the Year Award
The following announcement was released by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce on February 24, 2016.
February 22, 2016
Candidates for Vice President for Student Affairs to visit Athens Campus
Three candidates for Ohio University's Vice President for Student Affairs will interview on the Athens Campus beginning Wednesday, Feb. 24.
February 15, 2016
All OHIO students called upon to participate in first-ever ‘Unity Walk’ event
Ohio University’s International Student Union is sponsoring “Unity Walk – Celebrating Our Future as Bobcats” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.
January 25, 2016
‘Highlighting the Green’ showcases fall semester achievements (SLIDESHOW)
This installment of "Highlighting the Green" showcases the achievements of the faculty, staff and students at Ohio University in the fall 2015 semester.
January 19, 2016
MLK Jr. brunch speaker connects MLK Jr. to Black Lives Matter movement
More than 250 people gathered on Monday, Jan. 18, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Ohio University MLK Jr. Celebratory Brunch.
December 21, 2015
University holiday greeting now available
Ohio University is proud to present its annual holiday greeting for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. This year’s holiday greeting shows an animated Rufus the Bobcat as he ice skates among falling snowflakes and festive pine trees.
December 9, 2015
Ohio University President and City of Athens Mayor jointly address sexual misconduct through new appendix to Memorandum of Understanding
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl today authorized a new appendix to the City-University Memorandum of Understanding that provides clear guidance to Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) and Athens Police Department (APD) on reporting, investigating and communicating about sexual assault and relationship-based violence.
December 2, 2015
Dec. 9 Employee Appreciation Event to include live music, hors d’oeuvres
Ohio University is hosting an Employee Appreciation Event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Ballroom on the fourth floor of Baker University Center.
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.
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