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Mar 20
Schuneman Symposium to bring acclaimed journalists and experts to OHIO
Dr. Stewart said the symposium, which is free and open to the public, also prepared the journalism school and the Ohio University School of Visual Communication to be high-functioning neighbors.

Mar 19
University Program Council to Host Dogs ‘n’ Dogs
University Program Council will host a dog-themed event on Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. in the CoLAB in Alden Library. There will hot dogs, therapy dogs, a food drive with a raffle, build your own hot dog bar, games, music, photo booth, and prizes!

Mar 18
Comedies, campfires and crafts highlight Moms Weekend activities
The last of this year’s OHIO Family Weekends, and one of the most popular, is here. With events spanning from 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, moms and Bobcats will find no shortage of activities to fill their weekend.

Mar 14
Mental health fair to be held March 19
A variety of mental health service providers, campus resources and campus and community organizations will be at the event, such as My Sister’s Place, Health Recovery Services, National Alliance on Mental Illness, OHIO Campus Recreation, Better Bystanders and others.

Mar 8
CLDC to host Teacher Job Fair on April 1
Scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom, the Teacher Job Fair provides students interested in pursuing education as a career a chance to connect with potential employment opportunities.

Mar 4
Computer science graduate student wins best poster at Ohio computing conference
Kristen Masada won the chance to attend the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Florida this fall after recently placing first in the poster competition at the 2019 Ohio Celebration of Women in Computing conference.

Chemical Engineering doctoral candidate wins best presentation at national meeting
A Russ College doctoral candidate’s work on cleaning up waste leftover from hydraulic fracturing won best presentation at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 2018 meeting. Chemical engineering Ph.D. student Chad Able performs research alongside Jason Trembly.

PRSSA students host panel to 'make it DIVERSE.'
Members of the Athens community and diversity experts from the communications field discussed the lack of diversity and inclusion in the communications industry at a panel in Schoonover Center on Feb. 26. The “make it DIVERSE.” campaign aims to open discussion about the challenges communications professionals from diverse backgrounds face every day.

Feb 28
Capital Internship Program now accepting applications for fall semester 2019 through April 8
Ohio University is accepting applications for the Ohio University Capital Internship program, which was established last fall to provide the opportunity for students with an interest in government and public policy to participate first-hand in public service by observing and contributing to the legislative process. The extended deadline is Monday, April 8.

Feb 21
President Nellis invites students to apply for upcoming Presidential Leadership Society cohort
President Nellis invites students to apply for upcoming Presidential Leadership Society cohort

College Bound participant receives full ride to Vassar College
Vinton County High School senior Tyler Harber received a full scholarship to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he will enroll this fall. Harber participated in Ohio University’s Patton College of Education Upward Bound and College Bound programs as a high school freshman and senior, respectively. College Bound, which replaced Upward Bound, provides potential first-generation college students with skills and support services that cultivate resilience, confidence, and preparation for a healthy and successful transition to a postsecondary institution upon high school graduation.

Feb 20
Information for students on progress surveys beginning submitted this week
Progress surveys provide you with feedback about your course performance via email. Most instructors will be asked to provide feedback.

Feb 19
Bob Moran Symposium speaker Greg Lee to discuss race in American media Feb. 20
Lee, the keynote speaker for the annual OHIO Bob Moran Symposium, will discuss race in the American media. He has enjoyed a celebrated career as a sports journalist and has served as a senior editor at The Boston Globe, South Florida Sun Sentinel, The Washington Post and NBA.com.

Feb 18
Students reflect on life changing trip to Spain
“I went into the program expecting to learn a little, enjoy the culture, and come back to Athens pretty similar to how I left. But this program, without sounding too cliché, changed my life. In just four weeks, I constantly pushed myself out of my comfort zone, made lifetime friends and learned so much,” Emily Barbus said.

Feb 14
Office of the Registrar announces class permission slips are going paperless
Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, the class permission (“green slip”) process is available online for all students. Summer semester 2019 is the first semester students will be able to initiate a permission request online through their My OHIO Student Center.

OHIO sending student leaders to annual MBLGTACC conference
Fifteen OHIO student leaders are traveling to Wichita, Kansas, for the 2019 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference.

Feb 13
Read 'The History of Housing and Residence Life from the 1800s to the Present"
Living on campus has been a defining experience for generations of OHIO students. Today more than 7,300 students live and learn in 39 residence halls and the housing and residence life experience is woven into the fabric of campus life.

Feb 12
Cutler Scholars Program hosts the 2018 Scholar Summit
Forty high-promise scholars from other universities met at OHIO in the fall for the 2018 Scholar Summit hosted by the Cutler Scholars Program. The event integrated a diverse array of workshops, panels, speeches and roundtable discussions focused on helping scholars maximize the opportunities offered by the merit scholarship programs.

Feb 11
New West 82 station puts a tasty, and healthy, spin on a college staple
The Let's Get Ramen station at West 82 allows students to choose from a variety of options to create their own unique dish, ranging between chicken, tofu and beef as protein choices to a number of garnishes and flavoring options, including water chestnuts, sweet corn and miso.

Life on Death Row conversation on Feb. 13 is next ’90 Minutes Series’ conversation
The next “90 Minutes Series” conversation will highlight the story of former death row inmate Joe D’Ambrosio. He spent more than 20 years in prison before he was exonerated. He will share how he’s rebuilding his life at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.

Campus rec offering variety of activities this spring
From backpacking at the Red River Gorge to doing the luau on ice, Ohio University’s Campus Recreation has something for everyone this spring semester. The department promotes the physical, emotional and social growth of students by engaging them in recreational facilities and programs.

Feb 7
Undergraduates invited to apply for paid Research Scholar positions to gain valuable applied experiences
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering Undergraduate Research Scholar funded positions for the­ 2019-2020 academic year. ­ Highly motivated students from any school or department are encouraged to apply for these competitive positions. To be eligible, students should have at least a 3.5 GPA.

Feb 6
Engineering student duo named semi-finalists in Simio simulation competition
Russ College students Clive Chirume and Madison Fiehrer landed in the top 14 of 300 teams that comprised a total of 1,064 students from across the world. Competing as team “MC Solutions,” Fiehrer and Chirume were tasked with simulating a corn seed production facility to show seed processing from harvest to delivery.

Cardio with Cupid event offers members a chance to exercise with a seasonal twist
The event, which includes a series of group fitness classes taught by Ping instructors, provides students the opportunity to try out a number of cardio fitness staples in a more relaxed environment.

Feb 5
CLDC to host spring Career and Internship Fair with Pre-Conference and Bobcat Breakfast
The bi-annual event takes place both fall and spring semesters and is free for students and alumni to attend.

Feb 4
‘90 Minutes Series’ talk on Feb. 6 to feature Pulitzer Prize winning storytelling coach Amy Wilson
The first “90 Minutes Series” event of 2019 will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Schoonover 145 when Amy Wilson, the storytelling coach at The Cincinnati Enquirer, visits campus. She played a key role when the newspaper won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for its narrative on heroin abuse in Southwest Ohio.

Feb 1
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism officially moves to E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
The prestigious fellowship program was established in 1972 at The Ohio State University, with grants from The Kiplinger Foundation, in honor of W. M. Kiplinger, who founded the prominent Washington publisher of business forecasts and personal-finance periodicals. The program has equipped nearly 10,000 journalists with the latest tools and strategies for success.

Jan 31
Aviation program receives aircraft as top flight school
Textron Aviation has named Ohio University as one of just four 2019 Top Hawk schools, awarding the Department of Aviation a Cessna Skyhawk aircraft for the year. It is the world’s most popular flight trainer to teach student aviators and display at recruiting events.

Jan 30
Office of Sustainability announces Climate & Sustainability Ambassadors Program
The Ambassadors will be advocates for the Office of Sustainability and will participate in outreach and education to students, faculty and staff on aspects of climate change and sustainability.

Jan 24
Ohio University named Music Teachers National Association’s chapter of the year
The award honors an MTNA chapter for its exceptional contributions to the music teaching profession. Ingle said the selection of OHIO’s chapter recognizes the “significant accomplishments and important work” it is doing to advance music and music teaching on campus and in the community.

Information session on study abroad opportunities in Ecuador
An information session on three different study abroad opportunities in Ecuador will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Baker University Center 230.

Jan 22
Mechanical engineering doctoral student wins best paper at national meeting
Michael Spencer recently received the best paper award at the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. It is the premier chemical engineering educational forum for innovation and professional growth.

Jan 16
iCUE Spotlight: Jan. 18-24, 2019
This week's schedule features a 1980s-themed dance on ice, a professional leadership workshop and the first 90 Minutes Series talk of the spring semester by Pulitzer Prize storytelling coach Amy Wilson.

Jan 15
OHIO online master’s programs ranked among top in nation by U.S. News & World Report
Four of Ohio University’s online master’s programs, as well as its overall online bachelor’s program, were ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report in rankings released today.

Dec 20
Ohio University Fall Commencement 2018 recap [VIDEO]
Ohio University’s newest class of graduates became OHIO alumni at Fall Commencement 2018. This video recap features images from the event.

Dec 18
Dr. Nancy Stevens, Fall Commencement speaker, tells graduates they can make a difference on rapidly changing planet [PHOTOS]
More than 900 students participated in Ohio University’s 2018 Fall Commencement ceremony on Dec. 15. The annual fall ceremony honored OHIO students earning doctoral, professional doctoral, masters or undergraduate degrees on all campuses and through eLearning programs.

Dec 17
OHIO photojournalism student interns at The New York Times: Next stop, Denmark
Ohio University 2018 graduate Emma Howells was one of 32 students worldwide to be selected as an intern for The New York Times, and one of only three photography interns to work at the internationally-acclaimed newspaper this past summer. It was the first time the company had an all-female group of photography interns.

Dec 14
Ohio University Eastern faculty member co-publishes new book
Dr. Kevin R. Spiker, associate professor of political science at Ohio University Eastern, and Dr. James B. Whisker, professor emeritus of political science at West Virginia University, have published a new book, ‘The Alien Tort Claims Act.’  This is the first in a series of peer-reviewed works that will examine numerous topics in the fields of international law and U.S. military policy.

Dec 13
University seeks applications for new presidential graduate student medal awards
Beginning Jan. 20, applications will be accepted for two new presidential graduate student medal awards, one for a master’s student and one for a doctoral student. The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2019.

Inaugural cohort of OHIO students selected to participate in Capital Internship Program in Washington, DC this spring
President M. Duane Nellis has announced the four students who comprise the inaugural cohort of Ohio University’s Capital Internship Program. The four students will intern with members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation to explore public service.

Dec 6
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).

Nov 28
Need-to-know information for Fall Commencement 2018
Approximately 900 students are expected to participate in the 2018 Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15. The combined undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

Nov 15
Two OHIO students named University Innovation Fellows
Two Honors Tutorial College students have been named 2018 University Innovation Fellows — a program that empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. HTC business major Audrey Bull and HTC environmental studies major Ed Drabold are two of 358 students from 96 higher education institutions and 16 countries.

Nov 14
OHIO Air Force ROTC cadets teach West Elementary sixth graders history of U.S. flag
Three cadets met with the sixth-grade students to discuss the history and significance of the flag. Because the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks had just occurred, it was good timing.

Nov 13
The Patton College of Education’s RHT Program to host sustainable events for Thanksgiving
The Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism program will host three Thanksgiving-related events over the next week. Two of the events are part of The Sustainable Food Series, a series of events to promote a healthy and waste-free lifestyle. “Making Healthy Thanksgiving Alternatives” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 14, in McCracken Hall’s Demonstration Kitchen from 4-6 p.m. The Ecohouse Thanksgiving Dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ohio University Ecohouse on Dairy Lane. And the “Home Away From Home Lunch,” which will take place on Nov. 19 from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in McCracken Hall’s Demonstration Kitchen.

Nov 8
Five students win opportunity to ‘Go Global’ via social media raffle
The Office of Global Opportunities awarded study away scholarships to five lucky students who participated in a social media raffle at the annual Global Opportunities Fair in September. The Global Opportunities Fair gives students the chance to explore the various domestic and international study away programs offered by OHIO and its affiliate providers.

Nov 6
Russ College students, alumnus helped create new space for innovation at OHIO
Ohio University students studying across disciplines now have a new physical hub for innovation and entrepreneurship on the Athens campus, thanks in part to the tireless efforts of two Russ College students.

Student aviators serve up chili cook-off for OHIO Dad’s Weekend
The Ohio University student chapter of Women in Aviation International (WAI) warmed visiting parents Saturday for the group’s annual Dad’s Weekend chili-cook off, held at the OHIO Airport (UNI).

Nov 1
‘90 Minutes Series’ talks continue in November
The Ohio University “90 Minutes Series,” hosts speakers that address racism, sexism, politics and other global topics. The November talks are: Kwame Ajamu will present “Tales from Death Row,” on Nov. 7, and writer/filmmaker Branson Wright will present “The Blur” on Nov. 14.

Patton College doctoral student researches glaciology in Arctic
Nina Adanin, a first-year doctoral student in Instructional Technology with a focus in distance-learning in extreme environments, and a team of researchers spent two weeks in the Arctic researching glaciology for a project.