Archive for September, 2017

Deadline to apply for Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is Oct. 20

By Erin Franczak Ohio University’s first and only women’s scholar program is seeking applications from first-year female students on the Athens Campus who are interested in participating in a four-year academic enrichment and leadership development experience. The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program is accepting applications now through 5 p.m. on Friday, […]

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September 24, 2017 at 9:16 pmAnnouncements

Minor Publishes Essay on Quilting and Writing

Sarah Minor, doctoral candidate in creative writing

by Kristin Distel Sarah Minor, doctoral candidate in creative writing, has published a well-received essay with Literary Hub. Her essay, “What Quilting and Embroidery Can Teach Us about Narrative Form,” examines the connections between stitched texts and braided essays. “A beautifully described personal scene, like a stitched text, can reveal […]

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September 24, 2017 at 7:55 pmResearch

Energy Village Helps More Invest in Sustainable Energy, Including Students

Energy Village at Pawpaw festival

By Kaitlin Kulich Sustainability Studies Theme Every year there are many organizations that set up their tents in hopes of drawing attention from the hundreds of people at the Pawpaw Festival. One stop at the fest this year was the Energy Village tent, where people learned ways to invest in […]

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September 22, 2017 at 11:28 amNews

Castellano and Scott in Current Issue of Ohio Lawyer

Dr. Ursula Castellano

Dr. Ursula Castellano, Associate Professor of Sociology, appears in the September-October edition of Ohio Lawyer with co-author Dana Scott, Assistant Professor of Nursing at the Center for Nursing Education, Ohio University-Southern. “Veterans Treatment Courts (VTCs) are the latest innovation in the problem-solving court (PSC) movement,” they write. “Modeled after drug […]

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September 22, 2017 at 8:22 amResearch

James Fox | Navigating Florida Water Resources in USGS Internship

James Fox | Navigating Florida Water Resources in USGS Internship

By James Fox ’18 Senior Geological Sciences major I was fortunate to spend the past summer as a Pathways Intern for the U.S. Geologic Survey investigating water quality issues. While interning for the USGS in the Pathways Internship Program, I was introduced to a broad spectrum of projects and tasks. […]

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September 21, 2017 at 2:25 pmNews

Students Have Productive Summer in Learning Gardens

Trese demonstrates for students in PBIO 2060 class.

Dr. Art Trese can’t walk through the Plant Biology Learning Gardens without finding some weed that needs pulling, a sprinkler that needs repositioning, or a little scrap for the compost pile. “Working around the garden makes me happy,” said Trese, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology. “I really enjoy […]

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September 21, 2017 at 10:24 amIn Class News

Paxton’s Class Engagement Secret: Service Learning

Paxton’s students in her Economics of Altruism class helped organize the Pumpkin Hustle race to benefit Live Healthy Appalachia.

by Emily Baxstrom From Office of Instructional Innovation One reason Dr. Julia Paxton, Professor of Economics and former director of the Center for Campus and Community Engagement, is a strong proponent of service learning is because her students experience things she can’t teach in the classroom. The relationships they build […]

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September 20, 2017 at 2:44 pmNews