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SSU Celebration of Scholarship accepting submissions for conference


PORTSMOUTH-Featuring students in programs from different colleges across Shawnee State University’s campus, Celebration of Scholarship (COS) is an annual conference allowing students to deliver presentations on their own exceptional research and academic projects. Student participants are mentored by an SSU faculty member and will present the results of their original work in oral and poster presentations before their peers, faculty, and the public.

SSU alumnus launches career in Cybersecurity


Launching a successful career, Shawnee State University alumnus Clint Bapst has found his path in Information Security.

SSU faculty member fuses love for video games in the classroom


Starting as a professor within the Department of Fine, Digital, & Performing Arts at Shawnee State University in 2020, Michael Reynolds is grateful for the opportunity to help students discover their talents within the Game & Developmental Arts program.

Adam Eldridge Memorial Scholarship Fund


SCIOTO COUNTY- The Scioto Foundation has announced the establishment of the Adam Eldridge Memorial Scholarship, created by Vicky Eldridge in memory of her son.

Scioto County Science Day held at SSU


PORTSMOUTH-Local students participated in Scioto County Science Day at Shawnee State University on Friday, February 17, 2023.

SSU provides students opportunities for campus involvement


PORTSMOUTH-Shawnee State University’s Office of Student Life works to provide opportunities to students on campus to be involved with different activities and ongoing programs throughout the year. Marlita Cadogan, Assistant Director of Student Life, looks forward to her office continuing to bring more activities and fun to SSU students every year.

SSU $210,000 from Appalachian Regional Commission’s POWER Initiative


PORTSMOUTH-Shawnee State University’s Center for Public History has received over $210,000 to assist the Appalachian Underground Railroad Heritage Tourism Initiative. As part of $1.5 million awarded from the Appalachian Regional Commission’s (ARC) POWER – Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization – Initiative, the project is part of a major federal investment in historic preservation and cultural heritage tourism for Ohio River counties in the tri-state region. The project will be led by Lawrence Economic Development Corporation and will include collaborations with partners across nine counties in the region.

Shawnee State University to host Gaming Career Fair Mar. 10


Shawnee State University’s Office of Career Services and the Office of Workforce Development will host a Gaming Career Fair on Friday, Mar. 10. The event welcomes SSU students and alumni interested in talking with potential employers in the gaming career field. The event will also take place during the university’s annual Shawnee Game Conference – the longest-running academic game conference in the Midwest.

SCDD awarded a 3-year accreditation by the state


PORTSMOUTH– The Scioto County Developmental Disabilities has been awarded another three-year accreditation from the state of Ohio, following a rigorous application and review process that began last fall.

SSU’s internship fund makes student experiences possible


PORTSMOUTH-Funded through the Shawnee State University Development Foundation, the internship support fund – also known as SSU Works – allows SSU students to apply for assistance in completing their internship experiences. The fund helps with transportation, housing, and additional fees that can occur when students are pursuing a competitive internship. Recent graduate Xavier Stambaugh and current senior Hannah Tackett both received funding through SSU Works to assist in the costs with their work experiences.


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