Ohio University (often
abbreviated as OU or Ohio, and,
since 1999, officially OHIO) is a public
university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on an 1,800 acre campus.
1804, it is the oldest university in Ohio, oldest in
the Northwest Territory, and
ninth oldest public university in the United States.
University Gateway on College
The Northwest Ordinance
called for educational institutions as part of the settlement and
eventual statehood of the Northwest
: "Religion, morality and knowledge being necessary to
good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means
of education shall forever be encouraged." In 1797, settlers from
Marietta traveled up
the Hocking River to establish a
location for the school, choosing Athens due to its
location directly between Chillicothe (the original capital of Ohio) and
called American Western University, Ohio University was founded on
February 18, 1804, a year after Ohio was admitted
to the Union.
The first three students enrolled in 1808.
Ohio University graduated two students with bachelor's degrees in
1815. The famous E.W. Scripps
School of Journalism was established
with a grant from the Scripps Foundation. In 1975, Ohio University
opened the College of Osteopathic Medicine, which remains the only
college in Ohio to award the Doctor of Osteopathic
degree. Today the university is known for its strong
journalism and visual communication programs, as well as its
Center. The Avionics
Engineering Center, part of the Russ College of Engineering and
Technology, specializes in the research, development, and
evaluation of electronic navigation, communication, and
surveillance systems. The center, the largest at Ohio University,
was established in 1963 to support a combination of theoreticians,
technical specialists and graduate students to study navigation
issues encountered in air transportation. Currently the
university's medical school
college of engineering are engaging in a major collaboration to
develop the Academic and Research Center funded by physician and
Ohio University is organized into several colleges:
- College of Arts & Sciences
- Scripps College of Communication
- Russ College of Engineering and Technology
- College of Business
- College of Fine Arts
- College of Education
- College of Health and Human Services
- Honors Tutorial College
- University College
- College of Osteopathic
- Center for International Studies
More than 8,100 students attend Ohio University's five regional
Ohio University also has two educational centers:
Classification and Ranking
Ohio University is classified as Tier 1 University by U.S. News
ranking of Best American Colleges. It was named by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
as a Doctoral/High
Research Activity institution to reflect its growing number of
graduate programs. University libraries contain more than 2.8
million bound volumes.
Nationally competitive awards
Ohio University is recognized for its student success rate in
competing for nationally competitive awards. In 2006, twelve Ohio
University students received Fulbright
scholarships. In both 2004 and
2005, Ohio University had 9 Fulbright Scholars, besting the
university's previous record of six awards..
Other awards received by recent Ohio University students include
the Mitchell Scholarship, the Truman Scholarship, Morris K. Udall
Scholarship, and the Goldwater
Scholarship and Hollings Scholarship, which were won by the same
student during the 2005-2006 academic year.
Research at Ohio University
Gamertsfelder Hall, named for Walter
Ohio University offers a fertile environment for research. A
variety of unique research programs and institutes bring top
practitioners who provide students with opportunities to work with
and learn from world-class scientists and scholars actively engaged
in advancing their disciplines.
Ohio University's Board of Trustees approved Research Centers and
- Ohio University's renowned College of Osteopathic Medicine
sponsors: The Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuromusculoskeletal
Medicine; The Tropical Disease Institute; The Edison Biotechnology
Institute; The Appalachian Rural Health Institute; Academic &
- In Engineering and Technology, Ohio University sponsors: The
Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment; The Center
for Advanced Materials Processing; The Center for Advanced Software
Systems Integration; The Automatic Identification Education and
Research Center; The Avionics Engineering Research Center; The
Institute for Corrosion & Multiphase Technology; The Center for
Intelligent, Distributed and Dependable Systems; The Ohio Research
Institute for Transportation and the Environment; and, The T.
Richard and Eleanora K. Robe Leadership Institute.
- The Institute for Applied and Professional Ethics; The Charles
J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities; Institute for
the Empirical Study of Language; The University's Business
Incubator, The Innovation Center; and, The Nanoscale and Quantum
- The College of Arts and Sciences sponsors: The African American
Research and Service Institute; The Astrophysical Institute; The
Institute; The George V. Voinovich Center for Leadership and
Public Affairs; The Center for Intelligent Chemical
Instrumentation; The Institute of Nuclear and Particle Physics; The
Ohio University Cartographic Center; The Institute for Quantitative
Biology; and, The Center for Ring Theory and Its Applications.
- The School of Business sponsors: The Center for eBusiness; The
Center for International Business Education and Development; The
Ohio University Insurance Institute; and, The Sales Center.
- In Communications disciplines, Ohio University sponsors: The
Institute for International Journalism; The Scripps Survey Research
Center; The Telecommunications Center; and, The Institute for
- In Education, Ohio University sponsors: The Center for
Cooperative Curriculum Development and Partnerships; The Institute
for Democracy in Education; The George Hill Center for Counseling
& Research; The Center for Higher Education; and, The Center
for the Study and Development of Literacy and Language.
- In Health and Human Services, Ohio University sponsors: The
Child Development Center and The Center for Sports
- In International Studies, Ohio University sponsors The
Institute for the African Child.
Ohio University also offers a unique research / leadership
opportunity for undergraduate students. The University’s
Global Leadership Center offers a two-year undergraduate
certificate that prepares students to become lifelong learners in
order to serve as internationally-minded, skilled, attuned,
professional and experienced leaders in all walks of life
(commercial, governmental and nongovernmental, educational, etc.)
Accepting undergrad students from any degree program on campus, the
Center has recently been affiliated with Bangkok
University, several United State Embassies abroad, the UNDP
International and numerous other government, NGO, and private
organizations around the world.
In 2009, the Center was
recognized at the United Nations as one of the country's premier
Scripps College of Communication
Scripps Hall, home of the School of Journalism
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication is made up of
five schools: The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
, The J. W. McClure School of
Information and Telecommunication Systems
, The School of
, The School of
Media Arts and Studies
(formerly the School of
Telecommunications), and The School of Visual Communication
Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes
gave a sizeable donation to Ohio
University for a renovated student newsroom. The new facility, set
to open in spring of 2010, will double the size of the university's
existing newsroom - last upgraded in the 1960s - and allow more
students to participate in the school's WOUB radio station and
Ailes majored in radio and television while at Ohio University and
served two years as manager of the school's radio station. Since
1994 he has funded scholarships for Ohio University students in the
school's telecommunications programs.
Ailes' fondness for OU is matched by his generosity. Although the
size of the donation was not revealed, it was described as
substantial. The 67-year-old credits the school with making him the
successful man he is today.
"Ohio University ignited my interest in broadcasting, which
became my lifetime career. The education I received there
gave me the opportunity to take on my first managerial
responsibilities and provided early lessons in leadership.
I'm happy to contribute to a great university."
in a written statement.
The newsroom is a small part of a planned $34.4 million integrated
communication facility for the college. That project is a new
building that will have more than of assignable space, joining the
adjacent, vacated former student union with the Radio-Television
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism
One of the flagship programs of Ohio University, the E.W. Scripps School of
, is in the Scripps College of Communication.
Undergraduates select from six sequence options
– advertising management,
broadcast news, magazine journalism, news writing & editing,
online journalism and public relations.
The School of Visual Communication
The School of Visual Communication, also known as VisCom, has been
recognized twice as a Program of Excellence by the Ohio Board of
Regents. The school offers students an interdisciplinary visual
communication degree in one of four sequences: informational
graphics and page design, photojournalism, commercial photography
and interactive multimedia. VisCom is located on the third floor of
College of Business
In 2009, Ohio University's College of Business was ranked 47th in
the nation by Business Week. The CoB offers nine different majors
and a general business minor for students with non-business majors.
Despite University measures to increase enrollment, the CoB prides
itself on staying smaller than other business schools. All business
classes are taught by professors, never graduate students.The CoB
also offers an Indian MBA program for Indian students in Christ
The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre is one of only about three
dozen schools in the US offering a professional sales certificate.
This certificate is open to any OU student, including those with
The Accountancy school uses the Business Activity Model ("BAM") in
its intermediate classes. Designed to mimic the experiences of an
auditor, Accounting students often credit BAM with preparing them
for internships. One of the authors of BAM, Connie Esmond-Kiger,
was named Dean of the School of Accountancy in Fall 2007. She is
also the adviser for OU's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi, the financial
majors fraternity. OU's chapter of BAP has been achieved Superior
status for several years and has won several awards at the regional
and national level.
The CoB's Student Equity Management Group, which was started in
2002, was afforded $1 million from the University to invest. Unlike
many other schools, OU's group is open to undergraduate students
and is completely student run. The group was praised by University
administrators when it was reported in Fall 2007 the group achieved
a 28% return on its portfolio.
There are 16 active student organizations in the CoB. There are
chapters of three national Business fraternities, a Christian
group, and societies or fraternities for almost every major.
Copeland Hall boasts six computer labs and two study lounges with
computers, as well as many conference rooms and small group rooms.
Many business students strongly prefer to study and work in
Copeland instead of the library.
The CoB requires students take five classes in the cluster format.
In the cluster, students are teamed up and complete research
projects. The students then receive a grade in all five of their
classes on the project. This program is an opportunity for students
of different majors to interact and is considered a good
illustration of how situations are often structured in the business
The College of Education
The Ohio University College of Education
has a long and rich
history dating back to May 11, 1886, with the founding of a Normal
Department at Ohio University. The Normal Department – the
predecessor to today’s College of Education – was the first
state-supported teacher preparation program in Ohio. The state’s
first kindergarten opened on the Ohio University campus in 1907.
Today, the College of Education is organized into three
departments: Counseling and Higher Education
, Educational Studies
, and Teacher Education
. The College currently serves more
than 1,300 undergraduate and 600 graduate students.
Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Stocker Center, The Russ College of
This college is the home to the University's programs in the
traditional fields of engineering at the undergraduate and graduate
level. It enrolls approximately 1,400 undergraduates and almost 300
graduate students. It is named in honor of Dr. Fritz J. Russ, an
alumnus in electrical engineering and the founder of Systems
Research Laboratories, a major bioengineering concern.
The Russ' left the college that bears their name approximately
$91.8 million in real estate and securities, though details of how
the money will be spent has yet to be determined.
The College of Fine Arts and the Kennedy Museum of Art
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts aspires to educate artists
and scholars to articulate and express themselves through
intellectual examination, participatory training, and research
practice. Members of Ohio University's world-class faculty are
working artists, instructors, and researchers who both teach and
practice their arts. The residential learning community emphasizes
an arts culture that crosses the boundaries of the majors and
disciplines within the Arts. The College's approach to education is
diverse, dynamic, and international providing an environment rich
and deep with opportunities for expression.
Kennedy Museum of Art
The University's marching band, The Ohio University Marching
, also known as "The Most Exciting Band In The Land," is
based out of the College of Fine Arts, and is currently under the
direction of Dr. Richard Suk, Associate Director of Bands. The band
has a very rich history and is very proud of the traditions that
have been built. This is evident every year when hundreds of 110
alumni come back to play in the alumni band at the annual
The Kennedy Museum of Art, named to honor Edwin L. and Ruth E.
Kennedy, is housed at the Ridges in historic Lin Hall. It contains
noteworthy collections including significant southwest Native
American textiles, jewelry, and a celebrated contemporary
collection of prints. This exceptional institution offers a wide
array of exhibitions, a line-up of educational offerings, tours,
School of Recreation and Sports Sciences
The School of Recreation and Sport Sciences offers an array of
academic programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels. The
Sport Management Program is one of approximately thirty such
programs in the country to have won program approval by the Sport
Management Program Review Council (SMPRC). Programs of study in the
School emphasize an accommodating learning atmosphere that promotes
high academic standards and a commitment to encouraging an active
and healthy lifestyle. The School is dedicated to creating,
improving, and propagating theoretical and practical information
through its distinct programs.
Honors Tutorial College
35 Park Place, home of the Honors
The Honors Tutorial College
at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio is the only degree-granting
tutorial program in the United States. The tutorial program is
modeled after Oxford and Cambridge universities in England.
The program generally accepts around eighty students per year from
an applicant pool of around two hundred and offers programs in
twenty-seven disciplines, from journalism to astrophysics.
The college was officially founded in 1972, although an Honors
College had existed previously since 1964.
Ohio Bobcats logo
Men's and women's athletics teams at Ohio University are nicknamed
the Bobcats, with the school colors being hunter green and white.
The Bobcats compete in NCAA Division I as a member of the Mid-American Conference
maintain strong rivalries with the other MAC schools in Ohio,
University and the University of Akron.
The long and storied tradition of Ohio Bobcats football
began in 1894 with an 8-0 loss to
. Since that day,
the Bobcats have posted a 485-503-48 record over their 112 year
existence and a 191-232-12 record over their 60 years in the
Mid-American Conference. The Bobcats have won 5 MAC Football
Championships in 1953, 1960, 1963, 1967, and 1968 and MAC East
Division Championships in 2006 and 2009. Prior to joining the MAC,
the Bobcats won 6 Buckeye Athletic Association Championships in
1929, 1930, 1931, 1935, 1936, and 1938. In 1960, the Bobcats were
crowned National Small College Champions after compiling a 10-0
record under Coach Bill Hess. The Bobcats have appeared in three bowl
games, losing 14-15 to West Texas State in the 1962 Sun Bowl,
losing 42-49 to Richmond in the 1968 Tangerine
Bowl, and most recently falling to Southern
Mississippi 28-7 in the 2007 GMAC
Under the guidance of Frank Solich, the Ohio football program has
enjoyed a return to new levels of national prominence in 2006.
November 16, 2006, the Bobcats secured their first ever Mid-American Conference East
Division title and their first football championship of any sort
since 1968 with a victory over the University of Akron Zips. They then advanced to the MAC Championship Game in
Michigan, where they were defeated by Central Michigan
31-10. On January 7, 2007, the Bobcats were the MAC
representative to the GMAC Bowl in
Alabama, losing 28-7 to The
University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles in a game nationally televised on ESPN.
One of Ohio's most successful varsity sports is its men's basketball
program. Ohio has posted a .569
winning percentage over their 100 year history and a .566 winning
percentage in their 61 years in the Mid-American Conference. The
Bobcats have won 4 Mid-American Conference tournament titles in
1983, 1985, 1994 and 2005 as well as 9 MAC regular season titles in
1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1974, 1985, and 1994. Prior to
joining the MAC, the 'Cats won an Ohio Athletic Conference title in
1921 and three Buckeye Athletic Association championships in 1931,
1933, and 1937. In addition, Ohio has played in the NCAA Tournament
11 times (second most in the
), appearing in 1960, 1961, 1964, 1965, 1970, 1972, 1974,
1983, 1985, 1994, and 2005. The Bobcats have been selected for the
4 times in 1941 (finalist), 1969, 1986, and 1995,
while also appearing in the College Basketball
in 2008. As a result of the storied tradition of
Ohio Bobcats basketball, the program was recently ranked 86th in
Street & Smith's 100 Greatest Basketball Programs of All
, published in 2005.
Ohio's Olympic Sports
also among some of the best in the MAC. Ohio's volleyball team has
been steadily increasing in popularity. Under the direction of
Coach Geoff Carlston, the team has won five consecutive
Mid-American Conference regular season titles and made five
consecutive NCAA tournament appearances. In 2005, the team made the
"sweet 16" of the NCAA tournament. Ohio's women's swimming and
diving team consistently has won numerous MAC Championships. The
Aquatic Center, one of the finest swimming and diving facilities in
the league and in the nation, has hosted numerous MAC Women's
Swimming and Diving Tournaments. The Bobcat's wrestling team has a
long and storied history and the team has found itself in the
national top 25 many times over the years. Recent graduate Jake
Percival was a four time All-American. The Ohio baseball program
has won numerous MAC titles in baseball, most of them coming under
Bob Wren. Current head coach Joe Carbone was part of the only
College World Series team in Ohio history (1970), and has had a MAC
championship twice in his 20 years as head coach. There have been
23 former Bobcats to make the major leagues, most notably hall of
fame third baseman Mike Schmidt, former All-Star Steve Swisher
(father of current Yankee outfielder Nick Swisher) and former MLB
player and World Series winning manager Bob Brenly.
Ohio's athletic facilities make up another important component of a
winning tradition. Peden Stadium, Ohio's football venue, is one of the best in the
conference and the nation.
The stadium, though small in
size, is big in atmosphere and tradition. The Convocation
Center, home of Bobcats basketball, volleyball, and
wrestling, is also a great facility.
The largest basketball
arena in the MAC, and one of the largest in the state, the Convo's
hostile environment has allowed the Bobcats to win over 75% of
their games in the facility. The "O-Zone" student cheering section
for men's basketball games is among the largest and most recognized
in the Mid-American Conference.
Ohio University is also home to the nationally-acclaimed Ohio University Marching
marching band--"The Most Exciting Band in the Land!", which
continually draws crowds at the Bobcat football and basketball
games. The band's unique use of contemporary popular music, a
"power high-step" stop-action marching style, and high-energy
choreographed dance breaks has led the band to perform at many
unique venues throughout the years. On October 28, 1976, the Marching 110
became the first marching band in history to perform at Carnegie Hall.
On January 20, 1993, the band performed for
Inauguration in Washington, DC. The band has also performed at many
professional football games and has taken part in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day
in 2000 and 2005
Baker University Center
Baker Center exterior
The newly constructed John Calhoun Baker Center (the name having
been taken from the original 'Baker Center' on Union St.) opened in
January, 2007. The $65 million dollar student center features
and expansive windows throughout the building that offer
spectacular views of campus and allow a great deal of natural light
to enter. In contrast to the exterior's red brick, and white
columns, the interior has a more contemporary style. The interior
has high ceilings, ergonomic furniture and a color scheme of sage,
plum and mocha.
The six-story student center contains a large food court (West 82),
a fine dining restaurant (Latitude 39), a ballroom, student shop
(Bobcat Essentials), coffee shop (The Front Room), theater, many
study areas, several computer labs, administrative offices, and
other amenities connected by three sets of escalators that gives it
very much a mall feel.
The "Main Street effect" is something planners prepared for from
the start – by incorporating an escalator system (the only one in
Athens County) to carry people through the atrium that cuts through
the building and connects the upper and lower portions of the
campus. This design feature earned the facility mention in a 2006
Association of College Unions International book as a best practice
In 2007, Baker Center won two Golden Trowel awards from the
International Masonry Institute, including the grand prize of Best
Project in Ohio for its terrazzo floor art, and another prize for
its distinctive interior masonry features. In 2008, Baker was also
awarded the grand-prize with honors from Learning by Design, and
organization that recognized excellence in educational facilities,
as well as the Facility Design Award from the Association of
College Unions International, which annually distinguished
excellence in the design of student unions and other
student-centered building on college campuses.
Vernon R. Alden Library serves the Athens campus as the central
library facility; the building can seat 3,000 people. The
collection of the Ohio University library contains over 2.3 million
units of microfilm material, 13,500 periodical subscriptions and
2.8 million printed volumes making it one of the 100 largest
libraries in the United States. The Learning Commons, located on
the building's second floor, is open 24 hours, 5 days a week
allowing students to meet and use parts of the facility. Laptops
and other accessories are available through technology services at
the reference desk. The library is organized by the Library of
Congress system and no longer by the Dewey Decimal system.
Charles J. Ping Recreation Center
The Charles J. Ping Center is one of the largest recreational
facilities in the country. Covering 168,000 square feet on three
floors, Ping houses a 36 foot, double-sided climbing wall, five
basketball/volleyball courts, two multipurpose gymnasiums, an
elevated four-lane indoor running track, eight racquetball courts
and an enclosed glass fitness area. Ping Center also provides free
weight and cardio rooms, aerobics and fitness classes, combative
sports, dance, meeting rooms and personal training. The recreation
center also houses club sports and intramural sports.The facility
is open to university students, faculty/staff, and alumni. Building
began in 1994 and it opened in January of 1996. Ping was named in
honor of the 18th president of Ohio University, Charles J. Ping.
Ping is also one of the largest student employers on campus,
allowing for the facility to be one of the few campus rec centers
that is almost solely student run.
The Ohio University Golf Course is
another on-campus facility for both recreation and serious
Cutler Hall, the oldest academic building in the
- The Ridges, the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, a
mental hospital acquired by the university. The complex has
since been repurposed as a university complex of classrooms and
administrative offices surrounded by a nature preserve.
- Gordon K. Bush Airport, an off-campus airport owned by the
- Peden Stadium, the University's football field.
Convocation Center, a massive indoor arena that is home to OU
basketball as well as numerous athletic
training facilities and dormitories.
University Aquatic Center, home to the university's
swimming and diving teams.
- Ohio Softball Field, home to OU's softball teams.
Track, home to OU's track
and field teams.
- Bob Wren Stadium, home to OU's baseball team.
- Chessa Field, home
to OU's soccer teams.
- Pruitt Field, home
to OU's field hockey teams.
- Emeriti Park, four-acre park built to honor
Emeritus William Kennard.
Under the umbrella of Ohio University Public Radio, the university
operates a number of public FM radio stations. WOUB-FM 91.3 Athens, WOUC-FM 89.1 Cambridge, WOUH-FM
91.9 Chillicothe, WOUL-FM 89.1 Ironton, and WOUZ-FM
90.1 Zanesville broadcast the same programs throughout southeastern
Separate public radio programming is also heard in
Athens on WOUB
ACRN, the University's only student-run radio station, recently
celebrated 35 years of operation, and features a rock lobster
song "Rock Lobster
as its mascot. The station is internet-only and all of the
station's operations are facilitated by elected student
University Public Television is a PBS affiliate
broadcasting on WOUB
In addition to national PBS programs, WOUB
, a nightly news broadcast with student
reporters. Other student produced programs include "Gridiron Glory"
and "Bobcat Blitz." "Bobcat Blitz" follows the Ohio University
Football team during their season and features interviews with
players and coaches. "Gridiron Glory" is a student produced program
now in its ninth season (Fall 2007). "Gridiron" follows the
Southeastern Ohio football season by covering 7 games a week, and
producing a live broadcast every Fall Friday night at 11:30PM.
Gridiron Glory has won two Emmys since it began, most recently in
The web site, Wired for Books
been ranked by the National Endowment for the Humanities as one of
the best online resources for education in the humanities. Wired
for Books is produced at the WOUB Center for Public Media.
Most recently, the School of Visual Communication began an
interactive online project called Soul of Athens
cultural look at the individuals that make Ohio University and the
area surrounding it so unique.
One of the Ohio University graduate students working on that
project, John Sammon, also began his own Athens-centric web-site
for students and residents Athens Hub
comprehensive restaurant guides, events listings, and available
rentals and real estate.
The campus newspaper The
is officially independent of the university and its
administration, as is Speakeasy
, a web magazine produced by students in the online
journalism major at the E.W. Scripps School of
, another student-run magazine,
released its first issue during Winter Quarter 2008.
In 2003, Brick City Records
University's student-run record label was formed. They have since
released three artists, with all production and promotion being led
by elected students. Production for all albums has been done in the
School of Media Arts and Studies recording studio.
"College Green," a student-run webzine
established in early 2009
by students in the
E.W. Scripps School of
. The publication focuses on environmental news in
. It is currently
Ohio University's newest campus media outlet.
Presidents of Ohio University
Lindley Hall at Ohio University, named
for first President Jacob Lindley
- Edwin Watts Chubb was acting president for one year in 1920
when President Ellis died and again in 1934 when President Bryan
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||Claude R. Sowle
||Vernon Roger Alden
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||Herman Gerlach James
||Elmer Burritt Bryan
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||Robert G. Wilson
Ohio University is known in state folklore as the most haunted
college campus in the entire United States, if not the world.
Established in 1804, the university is quite old by Ohio's
standards, which only adds to its ghostly reputation. A large
number of places on campus are said to be haunted, and numerous
other popular tales are told about the university across Athens
Society for Psychical Research
claims that Athens, Ohio, is one
of the most haunted places in the world.FOX at one point also taped
an episode of its Scariest
Places On Earth
program at OU.
the ghost stories associated with Athens and the University center
around the former Athens Lunatic Asylum and the horrors that supposedly went on
Two notable examples of alleged local hauntings are a
statue of an angel in the cemetery on West State St which is said
to be crying, and the spirit of a civil war veteran called Michael
Ward, who chants names of the university's students.
- Venki Ramakrishnan, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 2009
- Matt Lauer, journalist, known for
hosting the Today
- Byrraju Ramalinga Raju,
founder, CEO of Satyam Computers, now known as Mahindra Satyam
- Dave Zastudil, NFL player, for the Cleveland Browns
- Rosalind Franklin, pioneer
- Paul Newman, actor,
- Peter King, head
NFL writer for Sports Illustrated
- Brandon Hunter, NBA Player
- Thom Brennaman, Cincinnati Reds announcer, among other
- Richard Dean Anderson,
actor, most known as MacGyver
- Ed O'Neill, actor, Al Bundy
- Brandon Hunter, former NBA player
- Nancy Cartwright, voice of Bart
and several other characters on The
- Jim Dine, pop artist
- Dave Jamerson, former NBA player
- Thomas Ewing, cabinet member under
several U.S. presidents
- Jonathan Freeman, actor
- Arsenio Hall, comedian, former talk
- Leon Harris, news
anchor, CNN and WJLA
- Sammy Kaye, celebrated
- Jay Mariotti, sports columnist and
- Piper Perabo, actress
- Edward James
Roye, former president of Liberia
- Mike Schmidt,
Hall of Fame third baseman
- Dave Green,
former NFL player
- Betty Thomas, actress on Hill Street Blues, film director
- Gary Trent, NBA
- Gene Boyer, former White House
- George Voinovich, U.S. Senator,
former Ohio governor
- Ty M. Votaw, commissioner of LPGA
- Stu Pflaum, Grammy nominated music
- Landon Cohen, NFL player for the Detroit
- Mary Murphy,
accredited dance judge, and a regular judge and choreographer on
the FOX dance competition-reality show So You Think You Can Dance
- Ryan Senser, NFL
player for the Seattle
- Joshua Abrams, NFL player for the Green
Mitchell, former 2nd round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, NFL player for the Oakland Raiders
- Stephen Kappes, current Deputy Director of the CIA
- Pinkie C. Wilkerson, African American former state
representative from Louisiana
- Charlie Wilson,
current US Representative for
- Tony Rizzo, talk show
host, news reporter
--Television personality, Cincinnati