How I Became a Localist

Could our local communities and economies be the key to revitalizing society? Come listen to Deborah Frieze on Friday March 18th, 2-3:30p in the Walter Rotunda to hear her point of view. Can we fix the big systems we have or do we have to abandon and start over? Get informed with this great speaker.

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Guest Lecture Series – Sports Administration Entrepreneurship


Don’t miss this great speaker! He will be at the Walter Rotunda on November 3rd to talk about how sports administration and entrepreneurship go hand in hand. Be there at 6pm to hear his story.
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Preview: Stev Guyer

stevOn March 9, 2015, live performance innovator Stev Guyer will visit Ohio University as the next speaker in the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Guest Lecture Series.  Guyer’s presence will take the series in a more artistic direction than previous speakers, who include Cameron Mitchell of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants and Alexis Ohanian, the co-founder of

As founder of Shadowbox Live, Guyer has worked on the company’s 15 annual performances—which include everything from original rock operas to contemporary dance—as director and producer for over 25 years.  His work has made Shadowbox Live evolve into the largest resident theater company in America.

The company is heavily involved in its local community of Columbus, Ohio, collaborating on art exhibitions with the Columbus Museum of Art and donating almost $200,000 in tickets to local charities through Shadowbox Gives Back.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in Baker Center Theater. At 7 p.m. Guyer will take the stage to begin his presentation.  Like past guest lecturers, he will hold a Q&A session after his talk to answer questions from students.

For more information on Shadowbox Live, visit their website at:

To see recaps and video of previous guest lecture events, see: or

Alexis Ohanian to Visit OU Next Monday

Watch, read, enjoy more information on the #OUreddit visit here.

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Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of, is coming to Ohio University Monday, Feb. 24, as a part of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s Guest Lecture Series. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda. Registration is free; limited seating available.

“This isn’t just my story, it’s the stories of your successful alums as well as current students, all learning from and contributing to the greatest platform for ideas the world has ever seen (the Internet),” Ohanian said in a press release.

“What a wonderful opportunity for the Center for Entrepreneurship and OU to host Alexis, the founder of reddit. We are all excited to see what he has to say about the future of the Internet and the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist today,” said Luke Pittaway, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship. “This is a must-attend event for anybody interested in entrepreneurship and the highlight of the year for the Center”

Joining Ohahian at Ohio University will be alumnus Alan Schaff, CEO and founder of imgur.

Following the presentation Ohahian will sign copies of his book, “Without Their Permission.” Books may be purchased at Bobcat Essentials, located on the fourth floor of Baker Center or at the event.

Networking opportunities directly follow the book signing at Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery beginning at 9:30 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Innovation Center’s 3D Lab, TechGROWTH Ohio, and Jackie O’s Pub and Brewery.