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This summer Rachel Benway, a graduate assistant in Office of First-Year and Student Transitions is supporting orientation programs for the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida as a NODA (Association for Orientation Transition and Retention in Higher Education) intern. A graduate student in Ohio University’s College Student Personnel Program, Rachel is working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ohio University’s Army ROTC program will host their first annual Bobcat Battalion 5K at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25. The Bobcat Battalion invites Bobcats to join in from wherever they are.
Professional and graduate student staff from University College presented at the First-Year Experience Annual Conference held in Washington, DC February 21-24. University College staff also presented at the Ohio Inspiring Practices: Achieving Student Success in Undergraduate Education workshop on February 26 hosted by Capital University and the Gardner Institute.
Ohio University celebrates First-Gen Friday on the first Friday of the month. On First-Gen Friday, the OHIO First Scholars program invites students, faculty, and staff to wear their “First-Gen? Me Too!” shirts and join us to celebrate and show pride in being the first! Each First-Gen Friday, OHIO First Scholars hosts an event and invites the first-gen community to attend. Attending these events is a great way to get connected to other First-Gen Bobcats.
In high school, I played around with the idea of becoming a lawyer. I could picture myself as a lawyer for the ACLU. In the courtroom, I would ferociously represent my client in the biggest civil rights lawsuit of the century. Or maybe, I would picture myself drinking the celebratory glass of champagne after making partner at a big law firm, having closed the huge deal with a nameless Fortune 500 company.
The Dean’s List, compiled at the end of each semester, includes the names of all students whose GPA for the semester is at least 3.5 for a minimum of 15 semester hours of credit earned, including at least 12 hours attempted for letter grades that are used to calculate GPA.
I was a drummer before I was ever aware of it. The whole world was a percussive palette. If my fingers weren’t thumping to the beat of songs on the car radio, my hands would be tapping away on my own body to songs in my head.
The week after Ohio University students finished finals, a group of eight Ohio Fellows traveled to the Grand Teton Mountain Range in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to study leadership and ecology at the Teton Science School. Accompanied by members of the Margaret Boyd Scholars Program, we learned and experienced more than we could have ever imagined.
Four cadets from Ohio University’s Air Force Detachment 650 graduated with distinction from field training at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama this summer. Field Training is a 13-day long, military training course designed to evaluate cadets’ leadership and officer capabilities under intense pressure. The recognition as Distinguished Graduate is awarded to the top 10 percent of cadets who demonstrate exceptional leadership, high moral character, and military aptitude. Cadets Griffin Braun, Keanu McElroy, Thomas Pitts, and Pete Adrian Lopez earned recognition as Distinguished Graduates in their field training encampments of over 400 cadets.
OHIO First Scholars, Ohio University’s campus-wide program to support and engage first-generation college students, welcomes our first-gen students, faculty, and staff to campus as we begin fall semester.
Whether you are new to campus, or returning, we hope your summer was filled with sunshine, adventure, and time spent with loved ones. The first week of fall semester classes begins August 26, and OHIO First Scholars will host an ice cream social to warmly welcome our first-gen Bobcats to campus.
The United States Air Force has recognized Ohio University’s Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment as the best small detachment of the year in the Northeast Region and has named Master Sergeant Heather Sutton Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the Northeast Region. The Northeast Region for AFROTC is made up of 14 states. The Best Detachment Award recognizes Detachment 650’s excellent achievements in five categories including production, education, recruiting and retention, university and public relations, and cadet activities. The award period covers August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.
The office of Student Accessibility Services has awarded their 2019 Accessibility Ally Awards to Dr. Roger Aden and Dr. Elizabeth Beverly for their dedication toward inclusion and success of students with disabilities.