Organizations on campus are making sure students are able to vote next month; find out where you can get an absentee ballot to cast your vote in your home precinct. UT receives national recognition for the diversity of its campus population. A team of Engineering students took first place in a competition to design an unmanned aerial vehicle. Chris Dyer reports as community members walk on campus to bring attention to ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Students are encouraged to "Walk with the President" to share their opinions and give feedback to interim president Dr. Nagi Naganathan. A Cold War recreation on Centennial Mall commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Desmond Smith has Rocket Sports; highlights of the Rocket Invitational women's tennis tournament, a recap of the football team's overtime win at Western Michigan, and highlights of the women's volleyball team's match against Eastern Michigan.
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Nadine Armoush talks to a Toledo City Councilman who started a program that lets users receive texts about crime happening in their area; hear about his plans to extend the service to students living on campus. Guyton Mathews looks into the potential dangers involved with using apps like Tinder. Fayth Atkins checks out a national event that came to UT last week to raise awareness about sexual violence. UT Engineering students get a chance to meet potential employers and land internships without leaving campus. The university community celebrates Hispanic Heritage month. Plus, Lydia Sims has Rocket sports: a look ahead at the upcoming women's swimming & diving season, highlights of the Rocket women's soccer team's match against Northern Illinois, and a recap of the Football team's victory over Central Michigan with a preview of their next game at Western Michigan.
The Rockets are now 2-0 in the Mid American Conference after a strong win over the Central Michigan Chippewas Saturday night in the Glass Bowl. Brandan Carnes highlights the big plays of the game and has reaction from Head Coach Matt Cambell and Sophomore Quarterback Logan Woodside.
The University of Toledo hosts an annual international conference aimed at stopping human trafficking and Cody Smith talks to one of the conference's founders, a UT Professor of Social Work. Dorr Street has been seeing some major construction near the University for several months; we look into the goals of the project and where the funding is coming from. A UT engineering professor and her graduate students are doing grant-funded research to develop smarter smartphones. Fayth Atkins talks to the the newest member of the University of Toledo police force. UT's chapter of the Public Relation Student Society of America holds an ice cream fundraiser to help pay for an upcoming conference, and the Department of Theater celebrates its' 50th birthday. Plus, Darrien McCoy has Rocket Sports; highlights of the Rocket Invitational volleyball tournament, a recap of the the women's soccer team's match in Dayton, and a look ahead at the Football team's upcoming game against Central Michigan.
UT was recently among 70 universities named in a Titile IX suit for poor management of rape cases; Nadine Armoush spoke with a former student and survivor about her efforts to seek justice. Christopher Dyer looks into what is being done at the university to prepare for the possibility of a future water ban like the one that landed the City of Toledo in the national spotlight this summer. Many returning UT students have noticed the upgrades to the landscaping around UT's main campus, and Cody Smith profiles the changes and investigates how the project was funded. UT's chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity participates in a national challenge to raise money for firefighters. Guyton Mathews has Rocket Sports: highlights of the football team's trip to Cincinnati to face the Bearcats, and a recap of the men's and women's cross country teams' performances in the Mel Brodt Invitational at Bowling Green. Plus, a pair of Rocket football players who began as walk-ons have now earned scholarship spots on the team.
It's the start of a brand new school year at UT, and we're welcoming in a fresh new group of student reporters to our broadcast team! We're spending the first three weeks of the semester training everyone on reporting, writing, shooting and editing, with our first newscast scheduled for Tuesday, September 16.
Until then, however, you can quench your thirst for glorious University of Toledo news coverage with these two juicy features, put together by our student Sports Director and student Producer, respectively. Enjoy!
Brandan Carnes has highlights and postgame reaction from the Rockets' 2014 season opener against the University of New Hampshire.
Gina Todd checks out this year's installment of Music Fest; where UT celebrated the start of a new school year and the season's first home Football game by welcoming performers that included Mike Posner and David Cook.
Be sure to check out the "Web Exclusive Video" tab for features that our reporters have been working on this summer! We'll be back with all new newscasts beginning in September!
A campus-wide smoking ban is now official, but it's unclear when or how it will be enforced; Samantha Muirhead tries to get some clarification on the new policy. The UT Administration is pushing for a more direct exit from I-475 to Dorr Street that will provide more convenient access to campus. UT Art students stage an elaborate photo shoot in the woods to recreate a well-known artist's work. Guyton Mathews is there as a fraternity raises money for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Toledo. Construction is set to begin on a new honors housing facility on campus; Andy Heilman reports from the site of the former Dowd/Nash/White residence halls that were demolished last summer. Coty Wright has Rocket Sports; a recap of the softball team's games at Kent State and Buffalo, and highlights of the baseball team's 3-game series vs. Ohio University at Scott Park.
The results of the Student Government Presidential election are in; find out which ticket will be leading SG for the next academic year. A number of vehicles have been damaged through hit-and-run accidents and vandalism in the Rocket Hall parking lot recently; Darius Copeland finds out what UTPD is doing to combat the problem. Natasha Gordon looks into a new procedure at UTMC that allows doctors to battle cancer through non-invasive surgery. A drone-mounted camera is capturing high quality aerial footage of UT's campuses for the University's marketing campaigns. The Toledo Fire Department is recruiting new members; find out what it takes to be a firefighter in the Glass City. Students and staff celebrate religious diversity at "Holi Toledo." Frank Vajcner dances the night away at RockeThon where students raised a record amount of money for the Children's Miracle Network. Gina Todd has Rocket Sports; a look at the Rocket Football team's spring game, and highlights of the Rocket Baseball team's weekend series against the Ball State Cardinals.
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UT's President, Dr. Lloyd Jacobs is hospitalized for heart surgery. Coty Wright has information on a new partnership with Bowling Green State University that will open up their aviation program to students at UT. Area residents celebrate Japanese culture through a Cherry Blossom Festival in Bowling Green. A UT fraternity is raising money for the daughter of one of their members who has been diagnosed with cancer. Samantha Muirhead is there as Art students showcase their work at the Center for the Visual Arts downtown through two BFA exhibitions. Students celebrate African culture on main campus. The UT police department is hiring new officers, we have information on the requirements for applicants. A group of students is spreading happiness by displaying signs along the street. Spoken word poetry and music comes to Doermann Theater with "Stella's Playlist." Guyton Mathews heads downtown for the Toledo Mud Hens' opening day, and also has highlights of the Toledo Walleye hockey team's match against the Fort Wayne Komets.