Bunce School of Education Welcomes Ohio Teacher of the Year

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Bunce School of Education welcomed Ohio Teacher of the Year Dustin Weaver as a guest speaker for the annual spring meeting. Diane Downard, chair for the school of education, said the department hosts fall...

Wildlife Conservation Students Awarded for Research Participation

Five students in the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College student chapter of the Wildlife Society have been awarded the honor of 5-Star Hickory Nut Technician. Dr. Don Althoff, professor of wildlife conservation, created this award to recognize...

Social Work Students Attend Advocacy Day

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College social work program’s Social Welfare Policy Analysis class visited Columbus for the Ohio Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers Advocacy Day and the opportunity to meet with district...

History Honor Society Inducts New Members

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College inducted new members to it’s Alpha Alpha Delta Chapter of the history honor society Phi Alpha Theta. Faculty advisor and Associate Professor of History, Dr. Scott Beekman, said he is proud of these...

Scholars Inducted Into Phi Theta Kappa

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are proud to announce 55 new inductees into its Beta Nu Phi Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Stephanie Alexander, director of student success at Rio, said the students selected to join the...

Campus Hosts Research and Scholarship Exhibition

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College hosted the third annual RISE event Thursday, April 13 in the John Berry Fine Arts Center. RISE is a research and scholarship exhibition day for undergraduates to present projects they have worked on...

Business Students Visit Wall Street

Students from the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Emerson E. Evans School of Business traveled to New York City to visit Wall Street. Roger Watson, assistant professor of business, said he feels it is important for students to get a glimpse...

University of Rio Grande to Host Choir Performances

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College School of Arts and Letters will host its annual choir performances this month. The Masterworks Chorale will perform Sunday April 23 at 3 p.m. in the Gallipolis First Presbyterian Church at 51 State Street....

Rio Hosts Health Fair

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College will host their annual Health Fair, Thursday, April 20, in the Davis University Center’s Conference Room C from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Amy Weaver, secretary for the Student Affairs Office, said the event...

University of Rio Grande Breaks Ground on Simulation Center

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new Simulation Center. The center will be located inside the Davis Career Center on Rio’s main campus. Dr. Donna Mitchell, dean for the School of...

Rio Faculty Receive Awards

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College have announced the winners of this year’s Annual Faculty Awards. These awards highlight the excellence and achievement of three faculty members each year. University President, Dr. Michelle Johnston,...

Honors Students Host Presentations

The University of Rio Grande’s Honors Program works to engage gifted students through specialized curriculum, honors seminars, and a capstone project that challenges all perceptions to achieve maximum potential. Each year, the program’s seniors present their senior...

Students Study in Wales

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College takes pride in the Welsh heritage of Southeastern Ohio. The Madog Center for Welsh Studies on campus strives to preserve this heritage and the Welsh-American connection for future generations in the...

Kevin Teaford-Fall 2016 Spotlight on Alumni Success

Where did you grow up? Near Racine in Meigs County, Ohio Where did you go to high school?  Racine Southern High School When did you graduate from Rio? 1995 What was your major? It was an individualized major in Public Administration What made you choose Rio? Rio...

Jordan Lombaro-Fall 2016 Spotlight on Student Success

What is your major and class standing (freshman, sophomore, etc.) Music Comprehensive Major. Second year senior. What are your plans after graduation? After graduation I am planning on attending grad school for music. I have not decided on details as to where or for...

Rio AMA Chapter Wins at International Conference

The University of Rio Grande chapter of the American Marketing Association won two awards at the recent International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana. The AMA recognized Rio’s chapter for Outstanding Membership and Outstanding Fundraising based on...

Dr. Jack Hart-Spring 2017 Spotlight on Faculty Success

How did you choose a career in your discipline (History, English, Music, etc.)?   I was a history major at first, but I switched because English majors were smarter and more interesting! Also, I liked literature Where did you get your college degrees? My B.A. , M.A.,...

Social Work Program Celebrates 25 Years of Accreditation

The University of Rio Grande Social Work Program is celebrating its 25th year of national accreditation. The program, in the School of Behavioral Sciences, first received accreditation for its Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree in 1991 from the Council on Social...

Rio Announces Spring 2017 Commencement Speaker

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College are preparing to host its 141st commencement ceremony. Each year, the institution invites a commencement speaker to offer the graduating class words of wisdom as they begin their lives after higher...