The last of the 3 finalists for UT's next president visits campus; Devan Lutz talks to Dr. Sharon Gaber about her vision for UT. Don West, the criminal defense attorney who represented George Zimmerman following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, speaks at the UT Law Center. Katie Kerekes checks out artwork created by UT students that is being displayed on billboards around Northwest Ohio. A little-known program in the College of Pharmacy is training students for careers in cosmetic design. UT's Black Student Union celebrates BSU week. More than 30 local eateries are participating in Toledo's Restaurant Week; Mark Wuwert reports on where students can enjoy fine dining while saving money. Lydia Sims has Rocket Sports; UT Athletic Director, Mike O'Brien comments on women's soccer head coach Brad Evans' sudden departure; highlights and postgame reaction from the women's basketball team's senior day game vs. Central Michigan; and a complete recap of the men's team's senior night game vs. Ball State.
Two of the three finalists for UT's next president visit campus; Zeinab Cheaib follows Dr. Michele Wheatly as she addresses faculty, staff, and students, and Andrew Kurtz talks with Dr. Christopher Howard. We look into the Athletic Department's attempt to use the popular sex app Tinder for a game promotion. Residents of Ottawa Hills, located just west of Main Campus, debate how to best deal with a growing whitetail deer population. David Duffey checks out the 30th installment of BASHCON, the annual gaming convention that took place over the weekend in the Student Union. A new after-hours care clinic opens at Promedica's nearby Bay Park Hospital. Students pack the Huntington Center downtown to watch the Toledo Walleye for "UT Night Out." The UT Department of Theatre raises the curtain on production of Shakespeare's 12th Night. Cody Connally has Rocket Sports; highlights from Ypsilanti as the women's basketball team faces Eastern Michigan, results of the men's team's road trip to Kalamazoo to take on Western Michigan, and a recap of the club hockey team's weekend matchup vs. Ohio University.
Larry Burns, UT's popular Vice President for External Affairs and bow-tie aficionado, announces he will be leaving UT for a position at the University of Akron; Andrew Kurtz looks into the probable reasons for his departure. UT is now officially tobacco free, but at what cost to the university's budget? A popular organic food chain announces it will be expanding to Toledo; hear from the Toledo City Council representative who played a key role in bringing the franchise to the Glass City. Almost everyone in Northwest Ohio complains about the cold and snow in February; Katie Kerekes looks at the actual costs that winter has on UT's operating budget and the effects the weather has on students' routines. UT gets state and national funds to research the algae problem in Lake Erie; Devan Lutz talks to two of the faculty members who will be at the forefront of the fight to fix Toledo's water woes. The Department of English's annual Shapiro Essay Revision contest is right around the corner; the competition gives students a chance to use their writing skills to win cash prizes. And Angelique Baird has Rocket Sports; highlights of the men's basketball team's nationally-televised home game vs. Kent State, the results of the women's basketball team's road trip to Akron; and a recap of the women's tennis team's match vs. Cincinnati.
For more information on the Shapiro Essay Revision contest, including locations and dates, click here.
Toledo Mayor D. Michael Collins, who suffered a heart attack Sunday, February 1, passed away last Friday after 5 days in critical condition; we have information on the memorial service set to take place at UT. The 3 finalists for the next president of the University of Toledo have been announced; David Duffey finds out who they are and when they'll be on campus. A number of students have reported being harassed by police solely based on the color of their skin; Lydia Sims and Andrew Kurtz looked into whether UT, Toledo, and Ottawa Hills police officers are racially profiling. With sexually-transmitted infections on the rise among college-age adults, find out what you can do for free to protect yourself. The University of Toledo is officially tobacco-free, but is anyone actually enforcing the ban? Cody Connally attends a fundraiser at 5/3 Field that is helping people with mental illness. The Toledo Police Department recently announced the formation of a new police class; find out what you need to do if you're interested in a job in law enforcement. And Fayth Atkins has Rocket Sports; highlights of the Rocket women's basketball team's home game vs. Ball State, the results of the men's basketball team's road trip to Muncie, Indiana, and a recap of the Rocket women's tennis team's weekend match against Cleveland State.
Brandan Carnes reports from the Larimer Athletic Center where the Toledo Rocket Football team marked National Signing Day with an outstanding class of new commits.
For more information on the Rocket Football team's recruiting class, click here.
Brandan Carnes has highlights and post game reaction from the Rocket men's basketball team's home matchup against the Miami Redhawks Tuesday, January 27th.
Brandan Carnes has highlights and reaction from Mobile, Alabama as the Rocket Football Team takes on Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl.
University of Toledo students, faculty, and staff honor a family member who lost his battle with cancer; Lydia Sims reports on the memorial service held for graduate student and campus leader Greg Smith. The University is bringing back a service that allows students & staff to report maintenance issues on campus by texting UTFix. Chris Dyer looks into UT's advertising partnerships with regional professional sports teams. A 25-year old time capsule is opened on the Health Science Campus as a part of the 50-year anniversary of the founding of the former Medical College of Ohio. Nadine Armoush checks out the Toledo Zoo's festive holiday light display. Darrien McCoy has Rocket sports; highlights of the men's basketball team's big comeback win over Arkansas State, and a recap of the women's basketball team's weekend performance in the Glass City Classic.
For information on donating to the Greg Smith memorial fund, click here.
A rare and expensive growth hormone used in biology research is stolen from UT's Bowman-Oddy Laboratories. Fayth Atkins reports on UT's creation of an institute to fight human trafficking. Senior offensive lineman Greg Mancz is on the short list for a national award that recognizes student athletes for their contributions off of the field. Lydia Sims attends the 5th annual AIDS gala in the Student Union Auditorium. Darrien McCoy reports from the student Rec Center as UT's annual Relay For Life raises money to fight cancer. Chris Dyer has Rocket Sports; a recap of the UT Club Hockey team's match against the University of Dayton, highlights of the Rocket Men's Basketball team's home game against Chicago State, and a look at the Rocket Football team's postseason bowl game opportunity.
Following the Ferguson grand jury decision not to file charges against a police officer who shot and killed an unarmed youth, students on campus stage a march to protest police violence in Missouri. A complaint has been filed against UTMC for the use of animals in physician training; Fayth Atkins more information and a reaction from UT administrators. The UT police department adds a K-9 unit to the force to help detect explosives at events on campus. A student in the College of Business and Innovation has started a business to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle. Chris Dyer reports from the Great American Smokeout where students and staff get help to quit smoking. Cody Smith attends an event sponsored by the Catherine S. Eberly Center to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Guyton Mathews has highlights of the Rocket women's basketball team's regular season home opener against St. Bonaventure.
For more information about the Black Swamp Inter-Tribal Foundation featured in the Native American Heritage Month feature, click here.