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OHIO to expand its support of veterans via Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program

Ohio University has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans.

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Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Dec. 14

The nomination form can be submitted online and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. A selection committee comprised of administrators, faculty, classified staff, an undergraduate and a graduate student will review nominations for the award. Selection of the recipients will be based on exemplary job performance and accomplishments.

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Minimum wage rate increases Jan. 1

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase to $8.55 per hour (up $0.25 from current rate of $8.30) and for tipped employees the minimum wage will be $4.30 per hour (up $0.15 from the current rate of $4.15).

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Voinovich School awarded $200K federal grant for Ohio opioid prevention

Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs received a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health to help communities in the planning phase of the HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.

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Scholarship donor, recipient connect over shared experiences

Ohio University alumnus Robert Long created the Long Family Communication Scholarship to help ease student debt and established an instant connection with the scholarship’s first recipient.

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Bobcats football team to battle San Diego State in DXL Frisco Bowl Dec. 19

The game will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Kickoff is 8 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised on ESPN. The Bobcats are making their 12th bowl appearance, 10th in 13 years and fourth in a row.

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OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art presents “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects”

On Jan. 11, 2019, OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art will open “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects,” an exhibition that includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality.

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