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News from OHIO's Campuses

Sep 18
Ohio University Eastern expands region’s educational opportunities via new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
Ohio University Eastern has added a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to its growing list of bachelor’s degrees available to students at the St. Clairsville-based campus.<br /><br />

Sep 11
Alumnus Clarence Page to be presented Carr Van Anda Award for excellence in journalism Sept. 16
Ohio University 1969 alumnus, journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page will be presented the Carr Van Anda Award for excellence in journalism by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Schoonover Center 145.

Sep 10
Gallipolis will be featured in WOUB’s Emmy-Award Winning Series Our Town
You can often tell whether a person is from Gallipolis just by how they pronounce the town’s name. People who grew up in the Ohio River community say it one way, while much of the rest of the region says it entirely differently.

Sep 9
OHIO recognized as one of the nation’s Most Innovative, Best Value Colleges by U.S. News
Ohio University is considered one of the Most Innovative Schools and Best Value Schools in the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Sep 6
President Nellis to deliver opening remarks for 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk
United Campus Ministry will hold the ninth annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 11. This annual observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks brings people of all faiths and origins together to embody a vision of a welcoming, diverse and inclusive worldwide human community.

Sep 5
Bobcat Battalion to host 5th Annual Stair Challenge to honor lives of those lost in 9/11
The Bobcat Battalion will host the 5th Annual Stair Challenge in order to honoring lives lost and heroism displayed during the events of 9/11.

Bob Dombrowski to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern
Bob Dombrowski will be exhibiting his artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery Tuesday, September 3 through Thursday, September 26.  The exhibit, entitled “Landscapes,” will showcase his talents in painting.

Third OHIO ‘Challenging Dialogues’ lecture featuring alumnus Kyle Bowser will focus on deportation
During his lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Baker University Center Theater, Bowser will show a 30-minute film he produced that depicts a trial and jury deliberation. Immediately following, there will be an hour-long town hall discussion where 12 members of the audience will be selected to serve on a sequestered jury in a nearby room.

Start by Believing documentary to be screened Sept. 19 at Athena Cinema
The documentary, produced by OHIO’s University Communications and Marketing team, also follow’s Sivy’s journey from victim, to survivor, to aspiring social worker.

Sep 4
Strong student engagement drives OHIO’s ascent in Wall Street Journal-Times Higher Education’s annual rankings
Ohio University’s position in the latest Wall Street Journal-Times Higher Education College Rankings increased dramatically this year, rankings released today showed. The boost was fueled by increasing scores in outcomes and student engagement.

CPS to host Send Silence Packing installation
Send Silence Packing is an event run by Active Minds, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting mental health education across colleges nation-wide.

Ohio University exceeds state’s expectations for savings in upcoming Affordability and Efficiency report
Ohio University has implemented a series of cost reductions, new revenue generation, and policy and process improvements that will create an estimated $220 million in savings or avoided costs, reductions in expense, and growth in revenues over a five-year period that started in Fiscal Year 2017, according to estimates being prepared for submission to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

mAppAthens project brings place-based learning to campus and community
The OHIO Museum Complex expands outside its walls to offer an outdoor experiential learning tool for the Athens campus and surrounding community.

Sep 3
Fall 2019 Sustainable Administration Hub Seminar is Sept. 4
Dr. Ryan Fogt, the OHIO Sustainable Administration Hub Coordinator, will kick off the fall Sustainability Hub Seminar Series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Baker University Center Front Room. He will present, “Sustainability: A challenge of and solution to global climate change” and information will be provided on the OHIO Climate and Sustainability Ambassador Program.

Athens Campus emergency communication systems to be tested Friday, Sept. 6
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems at approximately noon on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Aug 30
WOUB rolling out new logo as part of rebrand
Something may seem a little different about WOUB Public Media. After a year-long review of the brand, the station has unveiled its new logo this week across all its web, radio, and television properties. The new logo was created using community feedback to strengthen the station’s connection to the region it serves.

Aug 29
Students welcomed to OHIO's Athens Campus during Welcome Week [PHOTOS]
Ohio University’s Welcome Week activities started with students moving into their residence halls Thursday, Aug. 22 through Saturday, Aug. 24.

Aug 28
OHIO Makes offers free makerspace memberships to students
Through the OHIO Makes program, Ohio University students can have free access to the Athens MakerSpace, trainings in trade skills, funding, and mentoring from faculty experts.

Aug 27
Kennedy Lecture Series to host documentary film director Julie Cohen
The Kennedy Lecture Series is excited to host a discussion with Julie Cohen, co-director and producer of RBG, on September 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

OHIO to Host National Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers Exhibit honoring post-9/11 Fallen from The War on Terror
Since our founding over 215 years ago, Ohio University has been committed to providing service members, veterans and their families with a collaborative, supportive educational environment to help prepare them for future success.

Aug 26
2019 Ohio University Southern Convocation Welcome Video [VIDEO]
First-year Ohio University Southern students celebrated the beginning of their academic journey with Convocation activities Aug. 22, which included featured speaker Candice Crawford Morris, associate vice provost for instruction innovation. She credits much of her professional success to the foundational experiences she had as a student at Ohio Southern.

Ohio University’s financial outlook is stable according to Recent Moody's Investors Service Aa3 Rating
Ohio University had its long-term credit rating of Aa3 reaffirmed by Moody’s Investors Service, the corporation announced today. This issuer rating, which reviewed the University’s general capacity to fulfill its financial obligations, is the sole published underlying rating that Moody's maintains on Ohio University.

$1.35 million grant awarded to OHIO to create new opioid workforce project
The Appalachian Ohio Opioid Workforce Expansion project award was made to Dr. Deborah Henderson, director of Ohio University’s School of Nursing (SON), for $1.35 million. The grant was awarded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration.

Ohio Southern holds open house for new business incubator [PHOTOS]
Ohio University Southern held an open house Aug. 21, for the Southern Launch, a new business incubator for the community. Need for the project was first expressed by area residents in a 2018 survey and in a feasibility study indicating a lack of supports for new business start-ups in Lawrence County and surrounding communities.

Aug 23
Accessible OHIO: What can I do to keep pathways accessible?
An accessible path is a minimum of 36 inches wide, with a minimum width of 60 inches for going around corners. Find out the three things you can do to keep a pathway accessible and barrier-free.

Accessible OHIO: What are workplace accommodations and how can I refer someone?
A reasonable accommodation in the workplace is an adjustment or modification to a work environment or process that allows an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job, participate in the application process, or enjoy the benefits of their employment.

Aug 22
Ohio University Zanesville and The Chamber to host The Future of Work and Education Summit
Ohio University Zanesville and the Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce will host a community summit on the future of work and education at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the Ohio University Zanesville/Zane State College Campus Center.

Through the Survivors' Lens, an arts-based and survivor-centered exhibit, opening at OHIO Aug. 26
“Through the Survivors’ Lens” features 52 photographs documenting survivors’ responses to prompts such as: What does survivorhood look like to you? What did the experience of trauma look like to you? How does your assault or trauma still affect you?

Aug 21
OHIO community reminded of available transportation services
Ohio University Transportation and Parking would like to remind OHIO students, faculty and staff of transit resources available and best practices when it comes to using the free services, including Daily Campus Shuttles (CATS), Night & Weekend Campus Shuttles (CATS Late Night), and Athens Public Transit through the Bobcat Pass program.

Aug 19
Board of Trustees approves capital projects, receives budget updates during August meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees received an update on the implementation of the One OHIO strategy during meetings at OHIO’s Russ Innovation Center in Beavercreek, Ohio.

Athens campus students encouraged to download new campus safety app, Bobcat Safe
Bobcat Safe, available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play, offers more than 50 features, including emergency resources, advanced location services, interactive maps, crime reporting and an unlimited number of push notifications for the University’s Athens campus.

Aug 14
August Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees’ Aug. 19 meeting will be streamed live from the Russ Innovation Center in Beavercreek.

Fall Community Welcome celebration at Armory Park slated for Aug. 18
The Fall Community Welcome event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, at Armory Park. Barb Harrision, assistant director for civil engagement for the CCCE, said the event is meant to welcome students and community members back to Athens for fall semester.

Aug 13
Voinovich School Executive Master of Public Administration in top U.S. rankings for best value
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs’ Executive Master of Public Administration (MPA) program is one of the best values of all the executive MPA programs in the country, according to Value Colleges Top 25 BestValue Executive MPA for 2019.

Aug 12
Licking County Family YMCA to oversee daily operations at Muskingum Recreation Center
Over the course of the past year, the Muskingum Recreation Center (MRC) Board has evaluated the financial, operational, and governance structure of the MRC to ensure the long-term sustainability of services and the facility to the broader Zanesville community. In addition to engaging community partners, the Board held a public forum in July 2018 to garner community feedback to help identify the best course of action moving forward.

New AOA president is first Heritage College graduate to hold the office
<br />Ronald Burns, D.O., who graduated in 1989 from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has become the college’s first alumnus to serve as president of the American Osteopathic Association.<br />

Aug 8
Board of Trustees to consider Capital budgets, state biennial budget impact, OHIO accreditation update, and the Cambridge center surplus property during August meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will be asked to consider Capital budgets, impact of the state biennial budget, and OHIO accreditation update and the Cambridge center surplus property during their meeting on Aug. 19 at the Ohio University Russ Innovation Center in Beavercreek. The Board will also hear an update on the implementation of the University’s One OHIO strategy.

Ohio University hosts inaugural It’s On Us National Student Leadership Summit [VIDEO]
The first summit of its kind in the United States to combat sexual-assault aimed towards college students, the event stems from a national movement that was launched in 2014 following recommendations from the White House Task Force to Prevent Sexual Assault.

Aug 7
OHIO is ready to ring in a new academic year with orientations
From orientations to the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University is preparing to host a slew of activities designed to welcome new students and faculty to the Bobcat family, acquaint students with their new home away from home and prepare the entire OHIO community for the academic year.

Aug 6
University named one of The Princeton Review’s 'Best 385 Colleges'
Ohio University is one of the nation's best institutions for undergraduates to earn their college degrees, according to The Princeton Review’s ranking report. The education services company profiles and recommends Ohio University in the 2020 edition of its annual college guide, The Best 385 Colleges.

OHIO’s Campus Recreation to host third annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk
Kick start Homecoming festivities by participating in the third annual OHIO Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk, organized by Ohio University’s Campus Recreation, at 8 a.m. on Oct. 12 at the Ohio University Golf Course.

Aug 5
Accessible OHIO: What do I do when I see a bike locked to an access ramp?
Locking your bike to a building’s access ramp impedes a person with a disability to enter or exit a building and is illegal. One way to keep the campus more accessible is to report it.

Campus Recreation to host third annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk
Kick start your Homecoming festivities by participating in the third OHIO Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk, organized by Ohio University’s Campus Recreation.

Aug 2
History Class Comes Alive for Lancaster Campus Student While Traveling
History Class Comes Alive for Lancaster Campus Student While Traveling

Senator Sherrod Brown Visits the Lancaster Campus 
Senator Sherrod Brown Visits the Lancaster Campus 

Aug 1
Ohio University establishes landscape and turf pest management plan
Ohio University has approved an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan for the Athens Campus that will utilize decision-making approaches to employ biological, cultural, physical and chemical tactics to manage landscape and turf pests in a way that minimizes risks to humans and the environment.

Inaugural It’s On Us National Student Leadership Summit is Aug. 2-5 at OHIO
Dozens of student leaders from across the country will gather at Ohio University this weekend to learn about creating a culture of consent, bystander intervention and survivor support during the inaugural It’s On Us National Student Leadership Summit.

Jul 29
New pilot route added to Athens Public Transit beginning Aug. 1
Athens Public Transit (APT) has announced a pilot route to Nelsonville and Albany. Line 7 will begin running on Thursday, Aug. 1, and Ohio University would like to remind students, faculty and staff of this free transportation resource.

Jul 25
OHIO is one of few universities nationwide to offer bikepacking adventure [PHOTOS]
The field-based course is an intensive 25-to-28-day class designed to help students develop their knowledge and skills as outdoor leaders. It helps students refine basic wilderness living skills while developing expertise in specialized modes of wilderness travel.

Jul 24
CHSP student named winner of $50K Top Hat scholarship
Delia “DeeDee” Grantham took a deep breath and tried to calm her nerves as she paced in front of her laptop computer. She had rehearsed what she wanted to say over and over and was anxious to hear from Top Hat — a learning platform for higher education offering thousands of dollars in scholarships.