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Sep 2, 2014
First Multicultural Student Expo a hit
the first Ohio University Multicultural Student Expo took place on Thursday, Aug. 28. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion event attracted more than 700 multicultural students, faculty and staff.

Lancaster Campus offers new weekly workshops for future teachers
Education professors and the Ohio Student Education Association at OUL are working to make sure that teacher candidates on campus are prepared for the real world upon graduation. That is why they are holding a weekly professional development workshop for education majors called “So You Think You Can Teach?”

Limited edition Koller “Winter at Ohio University” prints now available
Koller’s tribute to Appalachia and her honorary alma mater Ohio University takes form in “Winter at Ohio University,” the second installment in a four-part series, with each painting depicting a season on the College Green. Limited edition prints of the work are now available to the public for purchase at The Bobcat Store. All proceeds from the sales will support the Appalachian Scholars program, a merit and need-based scholarship program for graduates of Appalachian Ohio high schools.

University community invited to "Your Passport to The OHIO Guarantee" event
Ohio University is preparing to switch to an innovative tuition and fee structure beginning in fall 2015 and as part of those preparations, the University community is invited to an interactive workshop designed to answer basic questions about this new structure, named The OHIO Guarantee.

Welcome back event to feature food, fun and a mechanical surfboard
New and returning Bobcats are invited to celebrate the start of another great year at Ohio University at “Welcome Back to Paradise,” which will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at South Beach on South Green.

Sep 3, 2014
Center to host leadership series for first-year students
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center encourages all first-year students to engage in leadership development by participating in its Foundations Leadership Experience Program.

Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Sept. 5. The University will test emergency communication through text messaging, outdoor notification system, CATVision, email and a new emergency notification tool, Alertus Desktop.

Ensure event-planning success with helpful tips
The start of a new academic year often signals a flurry of activities and events on Ohio University’s Athens Campus. To ensure events you may plan for your unit, organization or group go off without a hitch, OHIO Event Services has prepared a handy checklist with step-by-step instructions and important contact information to ensure success for your gatherings.

Faculty, staff meal plan options now available for 2014-2015
Ohio University faculty and staff can purchase a meal plan for the upcoming school year.

Former Lancaster Campus student honored with Fairfield County Emerging Athena award
A former Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student has been recognized for her work helping those with developmental disabilities in the region.  Rachel Berens was honored with the Emerging Athena award at a Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce dinner last week.

Hands-on course gives Heritage College students a head start in clinical training
When it comes to suturing a cut, performing a spinal tap or filling out an electronic health record, a medical student can learn only so much from reading and observation. That’s why all physicians-in-training entering their third year at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine must complete an intensive, hands-on course that engages them in more than a dozen common clinical procedures, from scrubbing for surgery to splinting a limb.

International Education Week competition to award winning team overseas travel
Ohio University is gearing up for International Education Week, which this year will include a Global Health Case Competition that will award the winning team an overseas trip to participate in a global health experience.

OHIO partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
Today Ohio University is launching a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program for the University community.

OUPD receives funding for K-9
The Ohio University Police Department will soon have its first K-9 that’s trained to detect explosives, and will be available should the need for a bomb detection dog arise throughout the region.

Park Place closed Sept. 4-5
Park Place will be closed on Sept. 4 and 5 for construction purposes in support of the Ohio University Lindley Hall project

Ribbon-cutting set for OU-C emergency training center
Project is true campus-community partnership and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

Zanesville Campus to celebrate Constitution Day with speaker from Chillicothe Campus
In honor of Constitution Day, John O’Keefe, assistant professor of history from Ohio University’s Chillicothe Campus, will speak Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium on the Zanesville Campus.

Sep 4, 2014
A Review of Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble’s “Grounded”
The Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble is proud to present “Grounded”, a new play by Cleveland-based playwright George Brant that tackles the overwhelming disparity between love and war.

Bobcat Depot features tech gurus, apparel, online textbook ordering
The newly designed and renovated Bobcat Depot located on the ground floor of Baker University Center offers faculty, staff and students a new way to meet all their technology, book, and apparel needs this fall.

Cardboard collection well underway for world record-breaking Cardboard Castle event
As thousands of students moved into Ohio University residence halls during Move-In Weekend Aug. 21 to 24, an estimated 26 tons of cardboard were collected around campus.

Email upgrade: Five Catmail features you should know about
OIT will resume the faculty and staff email upgrade on Sept 20. Here are five important features of the new system you won't want to miss.

Engineering dean named president elect of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Dennis Irwin, dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, has been named president elect of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.

Greenfield Memorial scheduled for September 21
As the Greenfield family awaits confirmation from the Arlington National Cemetery for a formal burial date with full honors, they have organized a memorial tribute to Arlene Greenfield’s life and legacy on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014—a date that would have been her 65th birthday.

Healthy OHIO program celebrates seven years with Fitbit giveaway
Ohio University’s WellWorks is celebrating 7 years of the popular Healthy OHIO screening program again this year, and will reward participants with a Fitbit device to track their activity and wellness.

How to find fellowships, grants and internships with Pivot, Sept. 10 and 11
How to find fellowships, grants and internships with Pivot, Sept. 10 and 11

Lancaster Campus Testing Center earns national recognition
The Testing Center at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus was recently awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).  The OUL Testing Center is one of the few test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process.

OHIO response to Marzec ALS video
Ohio University has issued the following statement regarding the Student Senate president’s response to President Roderick J. McDavis’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

OU Fifth Annual World Music and Dance Festival Slated for Oct. 6-11
This year the World Music and Dance Festival and Global Excursions Concert switches from the Spring Semester to Fall Semester and will focus on the theme of "Celebrating Diversity at OU”.

President McDavis calls for civility following video
In a message sent to the University community Thursday, Sept. 4, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis called for civility in conversations following a video released by the OHIO Student Senate president.

Presidential Teacher Award nominations accepted through Sept. 8
Students, faculty, and alumni from all Ohio University campuses are welcome to nominate a tenured, full-time faculty member from any campus for the prestigious Presidential Teacher Award.

University Communications and Marketing earns more national awards
Ohio University Communications and Marketing continues to be internationally recognized for its outstanding work. In the past two years, UCM staffers have won at least 10 national industry awards from professional organizations in the communications field.

Sep 5, 2014
Annual Bobcat Blackout football game is Nov. 18
The Ohio University Sports Administration Program and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host the fourth annual Bobcat Blackout football game on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium.

Bike path traffic detoured at Mill Street construction
Mill Street access to the bike path is currently under construction, and pedestrians and cyclists utilizing the bike path will be detoured.

Meet the August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Merry Walters, an administrative assistant at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. She is the August Classified Employee of the Month.

Meeting serves as guide to getting book published
Ohio University Press is pleased to announce its first informational session on scholarly publishing for the 2014–2015 academic year.

Sep 7, 2014
Keepsakes from History: The Libraries’ Special Collections
University Libraries' Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections includes notable collections from Ohio University alumnae Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Lynn Johnson.

Performing Arts, Concert Series bringing Broadway, comedy, music and more to Athens Campus
The 2014-15 Performing Arts and Concert Series kicks off this week and continues through the spring, bringing everything from Broadway performances and comedy routines to acrobatics and music from at home and abroad to Ohio University and Athens.

United Campus Ministry to host Interfaith Peace Walk Sept. 11
The Interfaith Peace Walk promotes peace and unity. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., and is organized by the Better Together organization at Ohio University within United Campus Ministry.

Sep 8, 2014
Black Student Business Caucus offers all students networking, entrepreneurial activities
The first workshop in a series designed to foster professional relationships and create networking opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and business consultants is meeting 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Baker University Center’s Maggie Davis room.

Bobcat Depot now taking pre-orders for Adobe Creative Cloud
The university has reached an agreement with Adobe to provide Creative Cloud to employees and graduate appointees at a discounted rate.  The Bobcat Depot currently is accepting pre-orders for the service.

Lancaster Campus websites now optimized for mobile
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s websites are now optimized for mobile use on your smartphone or tablet. The mobile-friendly site will help students, faculty, and staff who use their mobile devices to complete work navigate the site more easily.

Majors Fair 2014 is Sept. 17
Current and prospective students can get help with this decision by attending the annual Majors Fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

Monica Burdick kicks off 2014-15 Science Café series with stem cell discussion
Monica Burdick kicks off 2014-15 Science Café series with stem cell discussion

OHIO Promotional Items Now Available Through BobcatBUY
ASW Global Promotional items are now available online through BobcatBUY.

OHIO paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania
Graduate student Eric Gorscak is lead author on a study describing the rare find of a sauropod dinosaur skeleton from Africa

Printing Services to host exclusive Promotional Products Showcase
Ohio University Printing Services will highlight many of its on-campus promotional options during a Promotional Products Showcase event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Spring Schedule of Classes now available
The Schedule of Classes, which includes course offerings, is now available for spring semester and can be found on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Sunday Family Art Encounters begin Sept. 14
Sunday Family Art Encounters is a new drop-in program for children and adults to engage in shared creative activities. They are free and open to the public.

Sep 9, 2014
'Challenges in Teaching' Faculty Learning Community seeks applicants
The "Challenges in Teaching" Faculty Learning Community is open to tenure-track, recently-tenured, and Group II faculty. Applications are due by Oct. 1.

Chillicothe Campus sets strategic plans
OU-C focuses on student success, Constitution Day event features local news professionals and more news

Critical Resistance to Mass Incarceration Series begins with Ferguson, Sept. 11
The first Critical Resistance event of the year will be a Students for Law, Justice & Culture-coordinated faculty panel discussion on the recent Ferguson protests on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in Athena 212.

Heritage College has major presence at historic AOA assembly
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine were named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association during an annual meeting of AOA’s House of Delegates in Chicago. As one of the appointments made by incoming AOA president Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., was named to a two-year term as chair of AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools.

Mda's New Novel Begins at Athens Farmers Market
Rachel's Blue, a new novel by Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor of Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction and Ohio University alum, was released in August. This time Mda sets his scene very close to home—at the Farmer's Market in Athens and in nearby Rome Township.

Singh on a Fulbright-Nehru Award to India
Dr. Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University, is on a Fulbright-Nehru Award at the University of Delhi in India this academic year.

Students say 'Thank You' for Walter Fieldhouse donor support
Student representatives from Intercollegiate Athletics, Campus Recreation, Academics, Army ROTC and others gathered to say “Thank You” to donors during the dedication of Walter Fieldhouse on Aug. 25.

Two OUPD officers join criminal investigation unit
Two officers at the Ohio University Police Department have joined the criminal investigation unit, which is tasked with solving complex crimes that range from theft, burglary, sexual assault, illegal drugs, Internet crimes, and crimes involving analysis of financial records.

Wealth & Poverty: 'A New Social Theory of Poverty,' Sept. 12
The 2014-15 Wealth & Poverty Speaker Series presents Dr. Lakshman Yapa on "A New Social Theory of Poverty" on Friday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 p.m., followed by Q&A, in Baker Theater.

Sep 10, 2014
'Barbie Falls on Hard Times' set for Ohio University Womens Center
The Ohio University Women's Center will host the exhibit "Barbie Falls on Hard Times, The Sequel," from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10.

Center providing students career development programs all semester
The Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting the Fall Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 23-24, "Prepare for the Fair" workshops beginning Sept. 15, and other programs throughout fall semester.

Faculty panel discussion to address Ferguson, Mo. protests
Ohio University's Students for Law, Justice & Culture have coordinated a faculty panel discussion on the recent Ferguson, Mo. protests, which will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in Athena 212.

First Cultural Conversation event is Sept. 16
Ohio University's Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Cultural Conversation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. The importance of diversity is the topic.

Kennedy Art Museum parking changes underway
Parking Lots 200 and 201 across from The Kennedy Museum of Art at The Ridges will soon be converted to multiple-use parking for faculty, staff, and students, with additional spaces available for visitors during the day.

Lancaster Campus to mark Patriot Day and Constitution Day
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will mark Patriot Day and Constitution Day with events on campus.  Patriot Day is September 11 and marks the anniversary of the day terrorists hi-jacked several airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway
Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway

OHIO rises in recent US News & World Report ranking
Ohio University’s standing among national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, has increased from last year, moving from 135th overall to 129th.

Ohio University Women's Club kicks off fun Sept. 17
The Ohio University Women's Club will open its 2014-15 season next week with fun, camaraderie and the opportunity to make new connections in the University and local community. The OUWC Fall Kick-Off will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17

Sep 11, 2014
A statement from members of Student Senate and Alpha Epsilon Pi
A statement from members of Student Senate and Alpha Epsilon Pi

Athena Cinema Receives $8,500 Science on Screen Grant
The Athena Cinema announced this week that they have been awarded an $8,500 Science on Screen grant to produce four Science on Screen events for the 2014-15 year.

Discover opportunities to explore the world at Monday’s Study Abroad Fair
This Monday, Sept. 15, the Office of Education Abroad will be hosting its annual Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Email upgrade: Work begins Sep 20 to make free/busy calendar times visible across both systems
On Sep 20, OIT will enable a hybrid Exchange/Catmail server that will allow users of both systems to see each other's free/busy calendar times.

Emerald Ash Borer hits Lancaster Campus
About 20 ash trees will be removed from the Ohio University Lancaster North Parking Lot on Friday and Saturday.  The trees need to be removed because they have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Paschal Younge launches 2014-15 Café Conversations with African music presentation
Younge will launch the 2014-15 Café Conversation series with "African Music, A Big Bowl of Salad: The Interdisciplinarity of the Musical Art of Ghana" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the Ohio University Baker Center Front Room.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Omar Movil of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

University Human Resources issues official list of holiday observance dates
As indicated in Ohio University’s Policy and Procedure 41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates.

Word on the Street: Goals
Fall semester at Ohio University is underway and students are determined to succeed more than ever before. By taking advantage of tutoring assistance at the library, attending classes every day, and staying on top of their assigned work, Bobcats are already laying the foundation for an outstanding 2014–2015 school year.

Zanesville Campus Chaplin expert instrumental in celebrating 100 years of Chaplin
Lisa Stein-Haven, associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, has been selected as the keynote speaker at three-day Charlie Chaplin celebration held in Bologna, Italy

Sep 12, 2014
Fall into Bobcat Fashion with the Bobcat Store
Fall into Bobcat Fashion with the Bobcat Store

Lancaster Campus Women’s Studies lecturer hopes NFL domestic violence scandal creates awareness
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies lecturer hopes the very public domestic violence scandal involving former Baltimore Ravens Football Player Ray Rice and the NFL will start a long-term national discussion on an issue that needs attention.

New scholarship established by three Athens native siblings
A love of learning and a childhood spent engaging with the culture and diversity of Athens, Ohio, were the most important gifts the parents of Brent and Chip Howard and Rebecca Spainhoward gave to them. To honor their parents for this fulfilling childhood, the siblings established The Lowell B. and Jeanetta T. Howard Memorial Scholarship at Ohio University.

OHIO Farmers Market returns for fall semester
The Ohio University Mini Farmers Market returns to the Athens Campus and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Friday throughout September and October at Howard Park.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Lana Oweidat of the Department of English
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

President McDavis releases statement on student efforts to promote healing; peaceful dialogue
President Roderick J. McDavis sent this message to the University community on Sept. 12, 2014.

Sep 13, 2014
Community Service Volunteer Fair to be held Sept. 16
The Campus Involvement Center’s Community Engagement program will be hosting the OHIO Community Service Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, outside the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

UPC to host “A Taste of Athens” Sept. 19
“A Taste of Athens” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at South Beach on South Green. The event is free and open to all Ohio University students.

Sep 14, 2014
Community Connections: The Center Day Shuffle
The Patton College will host the second annual Center Day Shuffle on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Grover Center Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All students, faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Leadership and Advocacy Summit to be held Sunday, Sept. 21
The Patton College of Education will be host the fifth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit: Be the Change! event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in Nelson Commons 146.

Students attend summer religious diversity program
United Campus Ministry gave eight Ohio University undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an Interfaith Leadership Institute through their Better Together organization this summer.

Sep 15, 2014
Delegation from Ridges Master Planning Committee travels to Traverse City
Select members of The Ridges Master Plan Committee traveled to Michigan to visit a revitalized former Kirkbride facility similar to The Ridges.

Eastern Campus spikers ready to defend crown
The Ohio University Eastern Lady Panthers captured the school's initial Ohio Regional Campus state volleyball title in 2013 and are looking to do so again this year.

Food and nutrition sciences celebrates 100th anniversary
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of food and nutrition sciences, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting keynote speaker Lori Sigrist, who will lead an interactive workshop that will explore leadership and ethics on a personal level.

Ninth annual Scripps Day to offer new internship funding opportunity
Scripps Day will take place Oct. 14 and will feature a new opportunity for Scripps College of Communication students to compete to become Scripps’ Next Top Intern, a designation that carries a $3,500 stipend. Applications are due Sept. 19.

OHIO Sustainability Summit starts Sept. 16
Ohio University will be at the forefront of sustainability initiatives next week as it hosts an innovative Sustainability Summit on the Athens campus, featuring twelve different colleges and universities across Ohio in an effort to educate, collaborate and learn from each other about different sustainability efforts underway across the state.

OHIO faculty, staff transform into student personas for OHIO Guarantee learning event
Faculty and staff who often serve as the cornerstone of student learning at Ohio University took full advantage of an opportunity to further educate their students about the new OHIO Guarantee by participating in a creative event designed to be as unique as each of the students they advise.

OUPD conversation about Ferguson, Mo. postponed
The Ohio University Police Department's scheduled conversation with student organizations to discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo. has been postponed until further notice due to a scheduling conflict.

Open forums for central calendar upgrade announced
The Ohio University community is invited to attend two open forums to evaluate calendar solutions for the OHIO Calendar of University Events. The open forums will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Vasily Eremenko of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

University employees should update demographic information
Ohio University is required to update employee demographic reporting related to both disability and veteran status.