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OHIO students, faculty, and alumni are accomplished in both arts and athletics. From the gridiron to the silver screen, the efforts of students, faculty, and alumni continue to enhance our national profile. The items below are a sampling of the diverse achievements that are a source of pride for our entire University community.

OHIO football building a bowl tradition

After a post-season drought that lasted almost four decades, the OHIO Bobcats have appeared in bowl games four of the past five years. In 2011, OHIO won the first bowl contest in its history, defeating Utah State 24–23 in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl before a national television audience on ESPN. The University’s student-athletes across all sports were winners in the classroom, sporting a Graduation Success Rate of 82 percent—besting the NCAA Division I average. Read more 

Emmy winner

Photojournalist Ernie Hall, a 2006 graduate of OHIO, received an Emmy for his work with the local CBS/Fox affiliate in Jacksonville, Florida. Hall credits his learning experience in OHIO’s Electronic Media Program with playing a key role in his success. Read more

Creative writing ranked third in nation

OHIO’s Creative Writing Ph.D. Program is ranked third in the nation for 2012 by Poets and Writers, a nationally distributed literary and educational magazine. OHIO was one of the first in the nation to offer a Ph.D. in creative writing. The program hosts an annual Spring Literary Festival, a three-day event in which renowned writers come to campus to speak about their craft. Read more

Another OHIO student wins national photography contest

Visual communication graduate student Brad Vest was named College Photographer of the Year in the 66th annual contest sponsored by the University of Missouri. Vest’s win marks the fifth time in the last six years that an OHIO student has earned top honors in the competition. Read more



A Bobcat debuts at Carnegie Hall

OHIO senior Stephanie Dumais made her Carnegie Hall debut as a member of the highly selective National Collegiate Wind Ensemble. She is majoring in music education and flute performance at OHIO. Read more

OHIO filmmakers win awards

OHIO Assistant Professor of Film Annie Howell and co-director Lisa Robinson’s Small, Beautifully Moving Parts won the Alfred P. Sloan Feature Film Prize at the Hamptons International Film Festival. OHIO Eminent Scholar of Film Rajko Grlic’s Just Between Us took the international prize at London’s Raindance Film Festival. Read more

Marching band named nation’s best

OHIO’s Marching 110 was named the nation’s best college marching band by the website “InsideCollege,” taking top honors over the University of Southern California, Florida A&M, Stanford, University of Michigan, and Ohio State. The 110’s rendition of LMFAO’s hit song “Party Rock Anthem” earned more than 6 million views on YouTube and was shown on CNN and FOX News. Read more

Golfers score academic honors

The women’s golf team topped all Division I schools with a 3.83 cumulative GPA and led the nation with six student-athletes named National Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholars. Read more