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Chancellor Petro Submits Plan for Shawnee State University

COLUMBUS, OH, Jan. 24, 2012 – Chancellor Jim Petro today recommended a “Success Roadmap” as part of a plan developed in collaboration with Shawnee State University. Under the current budget bill, the Ohio General Assembly instructed the chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents, in conjunction with Shawnee State University, to develop a plan with the goals of increasing enrollment, improving course completion and the number of degrees conferred. 

Registration Now Open for Build a Website Contest

COLUMBUS, OH, Jan. 4, 2012 – Registration is now open for the University System of Ohio’s website building contest. The contest is open to all Ohio college and high school students. Contestants will design and build a website for the url: www.ChooseOhioFirst.org.  Registration ends on February 5, 2012.

Students are asked to design and build a website that will recruit talented Ohio students into STEMM fields. The website should encourage students to pursue a degree as part of the Choose Ohio First scholarship program.

Build a Website and Win Recognition

COLUMBUS, OH, Dec. 21, 2011 – The University System of Ohio is hosting a website building contest for the url: www.ChooseOhioFirst.org.  Registration begins on January 2, 2012 and ends on February 5, 2012.

Contestants are asked to design and build a website that will recruit talented Ohio students into STEMM fields. The website should encourage students to pursue a degree as part of the Choose Ohio First scholarship program.

Central State University Receives Recognition

COLUMBUS, OH, Nov. 7, 2011 Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, joined by Central State University President John W. Garland, today named the Central State University’s Center of Excellence in Fine and Performing Arts an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation. The newly designated Center of Excellence will serve as a cultural hub for promoting musical and artistic excellence in area schools and communities as well as promoting local economic development.

Cleveland State University’s Center for the NextGen_Economy Named a Center of Excellence

COLUMBUS, OH, Oct. 26, 2011 Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro, joined by Cleveland State University president Ronald M. Berkman, today named Cleveland State’s Center for the NextGen_Economy an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation. The new Center of Excellence will unite the University’s strengths in economic development, business development, and entrepreneurship to serve as a catalyst for the state’s economic transformation.

Wright State and Mound Laser & Photonics Center Receive Funding to Purchase High Tech Laser for Micro Manufacturing

COLUMBUS, OH, Oct. 25, 2011 Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro today announced Wright State University and Mound Laser & Photonics Center, Inc. (MLPC) are awarded a Non-Credit Job Training Capital Improvement Facilities Fund grant of $232,918 to purchase a significant piece of high tech machinery called a femtosecond pulsed laser for advanced manufacturing.

Internship Seekers Encouraged to Visit OhioMeansJobs.com

COLUMBUS, OH, Oct. 24, 2011 – Whether a college student searching for an internship or a business searching for an intern, a skilled worker looking for a new job or a business looking for a trained employee, OhioMeansJobs.com can help.

“OhioMeansJobs.com is a great online resource for college students looking for internships and college graduates, or soon-to-be graduates, looking for jobs,” said Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Jim Petro. “It is also a good place for businesses to find quality interns and employees.”

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