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Poet Laureat Kari Gunter-Semour is picture beside window.

The Greer Museum is pleased to host the captivating photography work of Ohio's Poet Laureate, Kari Gunter-Seymour. Not only celebrated for her poetic prowess, she demonstrates remarkable skill as a photographer. The exhibition is centered around the people and places of Appalachia and will provide a dynamic opportunity for students and art enthusiasts in the community.


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It's an A+ for the Bunce School of Education

The undergraduate teacher preparation program at  has been recognized by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) as among the best in the nation in preparing future elementary teachers to teach children to read, earning an A+ distinction in NCTQ’s new report, Teacher Prep Review: Strengthening Elementary Reading Instruction.

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Rio Grande to Break Ground in Pike County

On a track of growth and access to affordable higher education, Rio makes the announcement of the Pike County Center. A groundbreaking ceremony will take place on June 15th, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. at the former Piketon High School location on West Street; marking the beginning of an exciting new chapter for the Pike County community.

Fall day with students walking to class

New Programs Coming to Rio

Coming this fall of 2023, Rio Grande will offer four new academic offerings. The university will offer a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, an Associate of Technical Studies in Cybersecurity, and a Certified Financial Advisor. All of these offerings will be a blend of online and in-person at Rio Grande’s Main Campus. These additions come at a time when Rio is continuing to grow and offer new opportunities to students.

Bob Evans Farms Hall with red bushes and blue sky

Emerson E. Evans School of Business Accredited

Overland Park, Kansas, USA (January 2023) – The Board of Commissioners of the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE) is pleased to announce that at its December 2022 meeting, it voted to reaffirm specialized business accreditation for one or more of the business-related degree programs offered by the Emerson E. Evans School of Business of University of Rio Grande in Rio Grande, OH.

Redstorm Sports

Rio Grande's Tyler Miller-Bross celebrates a point with teammates during the third set of Friday night's 3-0 win over Midway University in Mid-South Conference men's volleyball action at Marshall Gymnasium in Midway, Ky.

RedStorm sweeps Eagles, stops losing slide

The RedStorm outlasted host Midway University in three hard-fought sets and topped the Eagles by scores of 25-22, 27-25, 28-26 in their Mid-South Conference opener, Friday night, at Marshall Gymnasium.

Rio Grande's AJ Thomas is greeted by head coach Brad Warnimont after hitting a first inning home run in Friday's game one loss to Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn.

Lions deal Rio pair of one-run losses

The RedStorm was so close on recording a pair of wins but came up short against Bryan College.

President's Corner

Pictured is athlete Lexi woods, her son Zakai, and the women's basketball team.

The story of student athlete Lexi Woods

President Ryan Smith shared this message on social media about student athlete, Lexi Woods.

I want to share a story about one of Rio’s incredible student-athletes. Lexi Woods is #23 on the Women’s Basketball team. She’s from Waverly, OH and a 2018 graduate of Paint Valley HS in Bainbridge. Sounds pretty typical, right.