Rio Hosts Inaugural Suicide Prevention Walk

Students, staff and faculty at the University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College teamed up with community members during the inaugural Rio Out of the Darkness Campus Walk hosted by the Office of Accessibility and Mental Health Services on the institution’s...

Sigma Tau Delta Students Attend English Honors Society Conference

Students from the University of Rio Grande’s chapter of the English Honors Society, Sigma Tau Delta, traveled to Louisville, Kentucky for the organization’s annual conference. Professor of English Dr. Elizabeth Brown said she is glad her students over the years have...

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...

Symphonic Band To Host Spring Concert 2017

The University of Rio Grande Symphonic Band will present its annual spring concert Thursday, April 13 at 7 p.m. in John W Berry Performing Arts Theater under the direction of Mr. Gary Stewart, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Instrumental Music. The...

Campus Hosts Annual Science Day 2017

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College and the Gallia-Vinton Educational Service Center (ESC) hosted the annual District 14 Science Day, known as Southern Ohio Science Day, on the university’s main campus. This year was Rio’s...

Rio Woodworking Program to Host Society of Period Furniture Makers

The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College Fine Woodworking Technology Program will host the spring meeting of the Ohio River Valley Chapter of the Society of Period Furniture Makers (SAPFM) April 1-2 on campus. The meeting allows SAPFM members from...

Art Professors to Host Welsh Studies Exhibit

The University of Rio Grande Madog Center for Welsh Studies will host a presentation by 2016-2017 Madog Faculty Fellows and professors of art, Benjy Davies and Kevin Lyles in the Esther Allen Greer Museum, Thursday, March 30 at 4 p.m. A reception following the...

Rio in Talks to Potentially Acquire Bob Evans Farm

by Dean Wright, Gallipolis Daily Tribune GALLIPOLIS — With the fate of the Bob Evans Farm in question after Bob Evans Farms, Inc., announced in January it would be splitting its restaurant and frozen foods divisions, Rio Grande Community College and University of Rio...

Rio International Office Attends Advocacy Day Conference

Rio Grande, Ohio – Students from the University of Rio Grande’s International Office traveled to Washington, D.C. to take part in Advocacy Day, an event hosted by NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The two-day conference allows representatives from...

Music Appreciation Course Receives National Quality Certification

Rio Grande, Ohio – The University of Rio Grande and Rio Grande Community College strive to create quality learning environments for students. To expand this mission, one professor has taken quality a step further in the online classroom. Dr. Sarin Williams’s online...

Markay Spotlighting Rio Artists

by Pete Wilson, Jackson Telegram The highly creative artwork of student artists from the University of Rio Grande are now on display in the annual “New Directions in Art” exhibit at the Markay Cultural Arts Center in downtown Jackson. The exhibit, which...

Josh Goodall-Spring 2017 Spotlight on Alumni Success

Joshua Goodall graduated in 2016 from the University of Rio Grande with a Bachelor’s Degree in History. He attended Jackson High School. What made you choose Rio?  My dad had studied history and education at Rio and is one of the most historically knowledgeable people...

Students Present Projects at Ohio Natural History Conference

Rio Grande, Ohio – Students from the University of Rio Grande’s School of Mathematics and Natural Sciences attended the annual Ohio Natural History Conference sponsored by the Ohio Biological Survey. Two of the students presented posters detailing their research in...