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Ohio University Presidential Search Finalists Visit Campus, Board of Trustees hosts Open Forum Jan 5
The Ohio University community will be able to meet with the four finalists seeking the office of OHIO’s 21st president beginning next week during a series of Open Forums. The forums will be open to the public and allow time for participants to ask questions of the finalists. Read More
President McDavis Tapped to be AGB Search Managing Principal Dec 9
Roderick J. McDavis, president of Ohio University, was announced as the new Managing Principal and Chief Executive Officer of AGB Search effective March 1, 2017. His final day at Ohio University will be February 17, 2017. Read More
A message from Ohio University President Roderick McDavis about Ohio State University Nov 28
The Bobcat Family sends our most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to our friends and colleagues at The Ohio State University on this dark and difficult day. Read More
Reminder – Nov. 23 deadline: Online surveys ask Ohio University and community members to assess town-gown relationships Nov 16
In order to better understand perceptions of the University’s relationships with the communities surrounding the Athens and regional campuses as well as University perceptions of the surrounding communities, an online survey is being conducted. Survey target groups include Ohio University students, faculty and staff, as well as residents of communities neighboring OHIO’s campuses. Read More
Ohio’s Public Universities Continue Efforts to Enhance Efficiency, Affordability and Degree Attainment Oct 21
Recognizing the urgent need to quickly and substantially increase the number of Ohioans with postsecondary education credentials, Ohio University and Ohio’s other public four-year universities have launched a wide range of initiatives designed to increase efficiency, affordability and degree attainment. Read More
OHIO trustees hear updates on Housing Development Plan, Small House Planning Strategy and other initiatives Oct 21
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed strategic updates to the Housing Development Plan and Small House Planning Strategy during meetings Thursday and Friday at the Athens Campus. Read More
Ohio University honors 2015 faculty newsmakers at annual gala Oct 18
Members of the Ohio University community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Oct. 18 for the OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, celebrating faculty who were featured in media reports during the 2015 calendar year. Read More
Ohio University to hold Cutler Hall 200th anniversary celebration Oct 17
Ohio University faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to gather together to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Cutler Hall on Friday, Oct. 21, at 1 p.m. on the College Green. Read More
Safety Measures to Change Game Day Traffic Flow for OHIO Bobcat Home Football Game on October 8 Oct 7
OHIO Bobcat football fans traveling to the October 8 homecoming game against Bowling Green at Peden Stadium should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety on game day. Read More
Safety Measures to Change September 24 Game Day Traffic Flow for OHIO Bobcat Home Football Games Sep 23
OHIO Bobcat football fans traveling to the September 24 game against Gardner–Webb at Peden Stadium should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety on game day. Read More
George Voinovich honored with bipartisan tribute Sep 22
On the eve of a contentious election, President Obama and leaders of both parties today praised the legacy of former Senator George V. Voinovich as a practical problem-solver. Read More
Ohio University welcomes its third largest first-year class, announces numerous enrollment records Sep 22
Ohio University welcomed 4,309 first-year students for Fall Semester 2016 – the University’s third-largest first-year class in its 212-year history. Read More
Ohio University recognized as one of the nation’s “Best Colleges for Food” Sep 14
The Daily Meal has named Ohio University to their annual list highlighting the best colleges for food. Coming in at number 80 on the national list, OHIO was given high marks for its sustainability efforts, nutrition and renovation efforts. Read More
Ohio University, FAA pen $7.5M agreement for avionics research Sep 13
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Avionics Research Center has signed a five-year, $7.5 million research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Navigation Programs to provide technical support to the analysis, testing and development of numerous navigation systems in the National Airspace System (NAS). Read More
Nelson Court receives Ohio University’s first dining hall LEED certification Sep 1
In July, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) awarded LEED Silver certification to Ohio University’s Nelson Court renovation project. Nelson is the first dining hall at OHIO to achieve LEED certification. Read More
Ohio University Innovation Strategy announced as finalist for 2016 UEDA Award of Excellence Aug 29
The University Economic Development Association (UEDA) recently named Ohio University as a finalist for the 2016 Award of Excellence for its Innovation Strategy investment program. Read More
Safety Measures to Change Game Day Traffic Flow for OHIO Bobcat Home Football Games Aug 26
OHIO Bobcat football fans traveling to the September 3 game against Texas State at Peden Stadium should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety on game day. Read More
OHIO trustees hear updates on six-year capital improvement plan, affordability and efficiency progress Aug 26
Ohio University officials presented their six-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP), the culmination of a two-year effort to capture the capital expenditure priorities of Ohio University’s colleges, schools and administrative departments, to the OHIO Board of Trustees during meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Extension Campus today. Read More
Schoonover Center for Communication receives Ohio University’s first LEED Gold certification Aug 16
The recently completed Phase II construction and renovation work at Ohio University’s Schoonover Center for Communication, which houses the five schools of the Scripps College of Communication, has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The project is OHIO’s first LEED Gold certified. Read More
Governor appoints Diane Smullen to Ohio University Board of Trustees Jul 28
Ohio Governor John R. Kasich has appointed Diane Smullen to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Read More
Ohio University and City of Athens officials participate in inaugural Town and Gown Summit Jul 27
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Steve Patterson were among the more than 115 people who participated in the inaugural Town and Gown Summit on July 20. Read More
REMINDER: OHIO Facilities conference call on June 9 Jul 11
Updates for the media about OHIO’s capital improvement and other Facilities news. While the calls will primarily focus on capital improvement updates, other topical Facilities-related news items may also be addressed. Read More
OHIO trustees announce presidential search committee, launch website Jun 24
The Board of Trustees announced today the names of the 21-person search committee charged with finding Ohio University’s 21st president. The presidential search committee will thoroughly review potential candidates and select a small set of well-qualified individuals for the Board’s consideration. Read More
OHIO trustees approve FY2017 budget Jun 24
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2017 budget and discussed strategic planning efforts at meetings on the Lancaster Campus. Read More
Sitterley Trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County Students Jun 24
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis announced today that four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Read More
Statement from Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis Jun 13
We are all deeply saddened by the news of Senator Voinovich’s passing. Read More
Tributes to Senator Voinovich Jun 13
A collection of tributes to Senator George Voinovich Read More
Ohio University announces spring semester 2016 Dean’s List Jun 7
More than 4,500 students qualified for the spring semester 2016 Dean’s List at Ohio University’s Athens campus. The students represented every region of the United States and numerous countries, including: Egypt, Oman, China Botswana, Canada, the Netherlands and Jamaica. Read More
David A. Wolfort elected chair of Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017 May 17
Trustee David A. Wolfort has been elected chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017, succeeding Sandra J. Anderson, whose term ended May 13. Read More
Fifteen high school scholars chosen for Ohio University Cutler Scholars Program May 10
Ohio University’s Cutler Scholars Program for service-minded academic leaders chose fifteen students for its program to begin in the Fall of 2016. Students in this consort hail from Ohio, New York and New Jersey. Read More
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