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Spanish Fuels Passion, Forms Connections for Sophomore

Madison Eblen

By Juliana Scheiderer ’16 Sophomore Spanish and journalism major Madison Eblen is setting off on the trip of a lifetime, to study abroad in Toledo, Spain this summer. Her journey is sparked by the desire to explore new places and new cultures, and to gain new perspectives on the world. For Eblen, […]

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February 23, 2016 at 4:17 pmIn Class

Astrophysics Class Operates Mountaintop Telescopes in Arizona

L to R: Jacob Williamson, Gabriel Reineck, Michael Jaramillo, Kornpob Bhirombhakdi, Riffat Munir, Joe Pincura, Reza Katebi, Dr. Ryan Chornock, Jamison Lahman, Kylie Holmes, Alex Carroll, Greg Miller, Miles Lindquist, Zhejie Ding Photo: Dr. Joseph Shields.

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Nine undergraduates and four graduate students enrolled in the Advanced Observational Astrophysics lab class set out with their professors to the MDM Observatory near Kitt Peak, a 6,316-foot (1,925 meters) mountain in southern Arizona last fall. Looking up into the night sky can be […]

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February 16, 2016 at 4:16 pmIn Class News

Plant Biology Students Find 2 Species New to Island in Bahamas

PBIO Students press specimens of the two species the class found that were new to the island.

By Sydney Dawes PACE writer Environmental & Plant Biology Environmental & Plant Biology students traveled to San Salvador Island, Bahamas, over winter break to study vegetation and species with Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor. And during their survey they even found two plant species new to the island. The fall […]

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February 15, 2016 at 1:32 pmIn Class News Research

Spanish, Political Science Major Has Passion for Social Justice

Ian Slifcak

Senior Political Science and Spanish major Ian Slifcak has a passion for social justice. By pursuing internships, community service and education abroad experiences that center on social justice, Slifcak says he’s been able to connect with people who are different than him and learn more about the world. He hopes […]

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January 28, 2016 at 3:30 pmIn Class News

Student Finds Language, Culture Entwined in Oman

Jamie Moriarity in Oman.

By Nicole Rodriguez Jamie Moriarty ’15 has always been interested in the Arabic language and culture. Over the summer, he took the initiative to travel to Muscat, Oman, to immerse himself in the language, make new friends, and broaden his cultural horizons. “I always wanted to study Arabic and never had […]

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January 25, 2016 at 2:15 pmIn Class News

High School Teacher Puts Online Grad Lessons to Work in His Classroom

High School Teacher Puts Online Grad Lessons to Work in His Classroom

John Swarr, a teacher at the Washington County Joint Vocational School District, is already putting his master’s courses to work in his high school classrooms. Ohio University’s online master’s degree in English is designed for working secondary language arts instructors who are preparing to teach dual-enrollment—now called College Credit Plus—classes […]

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January 22, 2016 at 2:30 pmIn Class

Donkey Coffee Gets Tips from ELIP Business Writing Class

Chris Pyle, Donkey Coffee co-owner strategizes with business writing students.

By Kelley Bodwell Linguistics Department, ELIP GA Most freshmen are required to take an introductory writing class, but few get an opportunity to collaborate and contribute to their university’s local community while doing so. Ohio University’s English Language Improvement Program provides an opportunity to do just that. ELIP oversees a […]

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December 7, 2015 at 12:07 pmIn Class News