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2nd Lt. McKenzie Reports for Duty at Kapaun Air Station, Germany

2nd Lt. McKenzie Reports for Duty at Kapaun Air Station, Germany

  By Thomas McKenzie ’13 Second Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force, 21st Operational Weather Squadron at Kapaun Air Station, Germany This past November, my detachment commander reported that my first Active Duty Air Force assignment will be at Kapaun Air Station, Germany. I was both excited and nervous, as I immediately […]

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June 18, 2013 at 11:17 amAlumni News

Top 10: A Tiny Violet, Stumbled Upon in the Andes

Top 10: A Tiny Violet, Stumbled Upon in the Andes

High in the towering Andes Mountains of Peru, Professor Hugh Iltis was on his hands and knees looking for the haze filter that had fallen off his camera. Like Gulliver amid the Lilliputians, he stared at a miniaturized world through his hand lens. The year was 1962. The tiny plant […]

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June 18, 2013 at 11:14 amNews Research

Two World Religion Students Get Weckman Prizes

Two World Religion Students Get Weckman Prizes

By Jennifer (Shutt) Bowie In 1968, Dr. George Weckman became an assistant professor in Ohio University’s Department of Philosophy. This spring semester, some 45 years later, two undergraduate students were recognized with special prizes that honors Weckman’s years of teaching in the College of Arts & Sciences. Weckman was instrumental […]

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June 18, 2013 at 10:01 amNews

Yellowstone, Bears, Fly Fishing—History Alum Brings Park to Life

Yellowstone, Bears, Fly Fishing—History Alum Brings Park to Life

“On a sunny and memorable day in 1979, I stood in the post office in Manchester Center, Vermont, and unwrapped the package containing the advance copy of my first book, Old Yellowstone Days. As I stood there staring at it in wonder, I realized that with its publication I had […]

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June 17, 2013 at 3:21 pmAlumni in the News News

Ohio University Twins Hula Hoop Their Way onto AMC’s Showville

Ohio University Twins Hula Hoop Their Way onto AMC’s Showville

  When two Hollywood coaches traveled to Athens to find talent for the new AMC reality show Showville, Ohio University twins brought their hula hoops to the audition. When episode 4 premiers on Thursday, June 13, Zoe and Tasha Seiter will be on stage at the Arts/West Center, where the […]

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June 13, 2013 at 3:51 pmNews

Fogt Discusses Today’s Extreme Weather Conditions with WOUB

Fogt Discusses Today’s Extreme Weather Conditions with WOUB

Weather conditions today could bring a line of severe weather similar to the damaging high winds of last summer known as a derecho. Dr. Ryan Fogt, Assistant Professor of Geography and Director of the Scalia Laboratory for Atmospheric Analysis in the Ohio University Department of Geography, describes the conditions in […]

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June 12, 2013 at 9:09 amFaculty in the News In the News News

Weckman: Cowards in the Face of Fate, But Insured

Dr. George Weckman

“When I was a kid I heard people say that our family was ‘insurance poor.’ That meant that we spent too much on insurance, a criticism of my parents who were apprehensive about the future., writes Dr. George Weckman, Ohio University Professor Emeritus, writes June 10 in the Athens Messenger. […]

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June 11, 2013 at 2:01 pmFaculty in the News News