Christmas 2016 Statement

This Christmas season, our nation is still recovering from a divisive national election for President of the United States. The thoughts of peace on Earth and goodwill towards men may be far removed from the minds of those whose candidate lost the election. Instead,...

Thanksgiving 2016 Statement

This Thanksgiving Day follows an exhausting national election with supporters of victorious candidates pleased with the results.  Others in our country mourn the defeat of their chosen candidates.  Perhaps all sides can admit to having some relief with a break in any...

Dr. Elizabeth Brown-Fall 2016 Spotlight on Faculty Success

How did you choose a career in your discipline?  I was an English major in college, mostly because I liked reading and writing about literature and because I admired the English faculty. I thought I might have a career in something like publishing, but after I...

Holocaust Memorial Day 2016

This year, the world again remembers the Holocaust of the Twentieth Century while the wicked specter of a Twenty-First Century Holocaust haunts our modern world in the form of ISIS and those ideologues of a similar mindset who seek to rain misery, torment and...

Trent Staten-Spring 2016 Spotlight on Success

Where did you grow up? Wellston Ohio Where did you go to high school? Wellston High School When did you graduate from Rio? May 2005 What was your major? Visual Art Comprehensive What made you choose Rio? Rio was close to home, I had family members attend Rio and many...

Dempsey Rupe-Spring 2016 Spotlight on Success

What is your major and class standing? I am a senior History major, but I also received my associates in political science and sociology in May of 2015. I plan to walk in May of 2016. What are your plans after graduation? I am currently training to become an officer...

Dr. Heather Duda-Spring 2016 Spotlight on Success

How did you choose a career in English? From the age of five I wanted to be a judge.  I had always planned on attending law school after I graduated.  However, I had an internship at a law firm my senior year of college and learned that I did not want to be a lawyer. ...