SSU Development Foundation Establishes Trojan Scholars Program

The Shawnee State University Development Foundation has established a Trojan Scholars Fund with up to five scholarships to be awarded each year to Portsmouth High School graduates.

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Shawnee Showcase Day Dates Announced for 2019-2020

During Showcase Day, high school students considering attending Shawnee State have the opportunity to explore fields of study, meet with financial aid advisors, tour campus, and meet with faculty, staff and current students.

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SSU Welcomes New Students During Orientation

More than 800 new students who will join Shawnee State University, along with their families, were welcomed during several orientation sessions held over the summer. 

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Homecoming 2019: Alumni & Family Weekend October 11 & 12

Shawnee State's Homecoming, Alumni, and Family Weekend will be held on October 11 and 12, 2019. This year's theme is Party Like it's 1999! SSU will be honoring the 1999 Women's Basketball National Championship team, Greek organizations, and hosting Dental Hygiene Alumni Day. For a full schedule of events visit

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Shawnee Game Conference to be held November 15 & 16

The 2019 Shawnee Game Conference will be held November 15 and 16, 2019. SGC is devoted to all aspects of gaming, game design, simulation, Esports, and immersive technology. Learn more and reserve your spot at

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Shawnee Digital History Lab Secures Renewal of AmeriCorps Position

The Digital History Lab at Shawnee State University (SSU) has once again been named a host site for the Ohio History Service Corps (OHSC), a federally funded AmeriCorps program administered by the Ohio History Connection and ServeOhio in Columbus. Since October of 2010, the OHSC has been supporting community and local history initiatives all across the Buckeye State. Each year, ten institutions host ten highly motivated college graduates who assist with local historic preservation and public history projects.

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Verizon Innovative Learning Camp Returns to Shawnee State

The Verizon Innovative Learning Camp at Shawnee State University began earlier this month. This is the second year that SSU has been able to host the camp - allowing over 60 young girls to learn more about STEM opportunities in the area. Each participant is provided with free tuition, lunch, access to a tablet, and endless learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math fields. 

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Women's Basketball Coaches Association Recognizes SSU Team

The Shawnee State Women's Basketball team and Head Coach Jeff Nickel earned academic honors from the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.

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We Banjo 3 to Perform at the Vern Riffe Center for the Arts

The award winning Irish band We Banjo 3 is set to perform at Vern Riffe Center for the Arts Eloise Covert Smith Theater on Thursday, August 1 at 7:30 p.m. The band's latest studio recording, Haven, was released in July of 2018 and spent 3 weeks at number one on the Billboard's Bluegrass chart. They are currently touring in support of Mental Health America with a contribution from t-shirt sales. Tickets are available for all ages and range from $18.00 to $35.00 plus fees. For more information, call (740) 351-3284 or visit

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Clark Planetarium Closed During ATC Renovations

The Clark Planetarium will temporarily close during renovations to the Advanced Technology Center lobby.

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