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May 1, 2015
CHSP helps Big Brothers Big Sisters raise summer camp funding
A Giving Tree in Grover Center allowed CHSP and Big Brothers Big Sisters raise funds to send local children to summer camp.

Campus Rec, Ping Center Fitness Triathlon Training Program pays off
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness hosted a Triathlon Training Program this semester, and five of the participants placed in the top three in their divisions at the recent Race for a Reason.

Graduate Commencement speaker tells graduates to embrace their social support network
Ohio University conferred more than 1,100 graduate degrees during its 2015 Graduate Commencement ceremony Friday morning in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus. The speaker was Thomas Vander Ven, the 2014 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member.

Leading woman electrochemical engineer named 2015 Distinguished Professor
During Ohio University’s annual Master’s and Doctoral Commencement ceremony on May 1, Gerardine “Gerri” Botte, Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was recognized as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Professor award.

Upcoming changes to OPERS plans including the mitigating rate
The following information was sent by Ohio University Human Resources to OHIO administrative and classified staff regarding upcoming changes to OPERS.

Upcoming changes to STRS including employee contributions and mitigating rate
The following information was sent by Ohio University Human Resources to OHIO faculty regarding upcoming changes to STRS.

May 2, 2015
OHIO celebrates its 200th class of graduates
Saturday, May 2, was a historic day on the Athens Campus as Ohio University celebrated its 200th Commencement and welcomed more than 3,200 undergraduates into the Bobcat alumni family.

Ohio University Eastern honors 2015 graduating class (PHOTOS)
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, scholarship recipients, student leaders and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

May 4, 2015
Akron Association of Ohio University Women celebrates 75th Anniversary
Alumnae will gather in Canton, Ohio, on May 16 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Akron Association of Ohio University Women alumnae chapter with an afternoon of food, fun and history.

Bantz appointed as associate vice president of the Office of Information Technology and CIO
Senior Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Administration Services Joseph Lalley announced May 4 that Craig Bantz has been appointed as the associate vice president for the Office of Information Technology and chief information officer.

Blackboard offline for upgrade May 6-8
Blackboard will be down from 5pm on May 6 through 5 pm on May 8 for its annual upgrade.

Get Healthy with the Spring 2015 Ohio Today
The edition explores some of the many diverse efforts in wellness that drive faculty, students, and alumni. Stories, visuals, and online extras explore pillars of overall well-being: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine opens facility for clinical trials
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has opened a facility for conducting clinical trials and studies involving human subjects. The Clinical & Translational Research Unit (CTRU), which is located in Irwin Hall on the Athens campus, provides support for all stages of clinical research from idea development to final reporting. The Heritage College hopes the CTRU will help take the college’s research program to the next level, putting it on par with other institutions that have high-profile clinical research programs.

Lancaster Campus mourns the loss of Administrative Specialist Merry Lee Walters
A woman who many would call the soul of Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has passed away.  Merry Lee Walters died yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer.  She was 59 years old.

Ohio University awarded 2015 Communicator Award of Excellence for ‘OHIO Guarantee’ video
Ohio University’s office of University Communications and Marketing received a Communicator Award of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts April 26. The award recognizes creative excellence in online video production.

Scripps administrator receives Knight Prototype Fund grant for anti-cyberbullying service
Scripps College of Communication Associate Dean for Innovation Michelle Ferrier recently received news her anti-cyberbullying online and mobile service, Trollbusters, was named one of 20 projects to be granted funding from the Knight Prototype Fund.

Southern Campus graduates celebrate achievements
Ohio University Southern students were awarded 117 associate’s degrees and 137 bachelor’s degrees during the 2015 Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

Top 30 targets for hackers: Are you on the list?
List of most popular security vulnerabilities highlights importance of keeping software up to date.

Word on the Street - Campus Safety [VIDEO]
Makenzie Piatt asks students how safe they feel on the Athens Campus in this edition of "Word on the Street."

May 5, 2015
Graduate College announces 2015-16 Named Fellows
Graduate College announces 2015-16 Named Fellows

Instructional technology students explore how video games can trigger emotional responses
Two Ohio University graduate students created “The Things We Carry,” a location-based video game that takes its users on a journey of the protagonist’s last lap around Athens before catching a flight to Australia.

Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation: A Labor of Love
When the graduates and their families walked into the Ohio University Lancaster Gymnasium on Friday night for Honors Convocation, many were struck with how the gym had been transformed.  The gymnasium in

PGA Tour’s Ty Votaw tees up Scripps students by establishing scholarship
PGA Tour’s Ty Votaw tees up Scripps students by establishing scholarship.

May 6, 2015
97-year-old dons cap and gown at OUE Honors Convocation
Age is just a number for Kathryn Snead, a 97-year-old woman who participated in Ohio University Eastern’s Honors Convocation ceremony recently.

A closer look at OHIO’s 2015 Undergraduate Commencement (PHOTOS)
Undergraduates from all of OhioUniversity’s 10 academic units as well as its five regional campuses were celebrated and welcomed into the Bobcat alumni family in two ceremonies held Saturday, May 2, in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

Eastern Campus claims first ORCC golf title
The Ohio University Eastern golf team swept the last two tournaments of the regular season to claim the 2015 Ohio Regional Campus Conference title for the first time in the campus' history.

OHIO Hockey earns national community service award
The American Collegiate Hockey Association awarded the Ohio University Bobcat hockey team with its annual ACHA Division I award for “Outstanding Charitable Volunteerism and Charitable Fundraising.”

OHIO Hockey player honored by ACHA as All-American
OHIO Hockey sophomore forward Joey Breslin was named a Third Team All-American this past weekend by the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

Women in Technology and Science returns to Lancaster Campus tomorrow
According to 2015 data put together by the Uneseco Institute for Statistics, just 30% of the world’s researchers are women.  A growing number of women are pursuing higher education, but many opt out at the highest levels required for a research career. The data points to a need to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering and math at a young age. Girls in our region will get that encouragement at Ohio University Lancaster on Thursday, May 7, during “Women in Technology and Science” or WITS.

May 7, 2015
Heritage College co-sponsors Ohio’s premier continuing medical education event for osteopathic physicians
The annual Ohio Osteopathic Symposium drew its largest turnout ever as more than 800 people gathered in Columbus April 22-26 to network, learn about developing areas in medicine, and launch an initiative to empower female physicians.

May 8, 2015
CSP professor owes career to girl next door
Professor's childhood neighbor prompted his interest in language and speech acquisition.

Screenplay by recent media arts and studies grad wins award
Kent Taylor, a recent graduate from the School of Media Arts and Studies, has just received 1st Place in the Script/Treatments category at the International Christian Film Festival for his screenplay, A Soldier’s Gift.

Study seeks women to help find out how early life experience affects adult stress response and health
Researchers from Ohio University’s medical school are seeking local women to help them study how stress experienced by children can still affect their health once they’ve grown up.

Take a closer look at Graduate Commencement [PHOTOS]
Ohio University conferred more than 1,100 graduate degrees during its 2015 Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 1 in the Convocation Center. Take a look at the pictures.

UN event hopes to continue fight against cyber bullying
This weekend, Ferrier was part of a panel presentation at the United Nations World Press Freedom Day, where she joined three others, all of whom aimed to promote better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age.

May 11, 2015
A Passion for Collaborative Science
A recent event co-sponsored by OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine showcased Ohio University scientists who work collaborative health-related research and the importance team science.

CHSP adds new Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
New department will support healthcare students and faculty in pursuing interdisciplinary studies and collaborative learning.

Construction on new residence halls within 90 days of completion
In less than 90 days, construction on four new residence halls and a central living-learning center will be complete, marking a major milestone in the first of Ohio University’s three-phase Housing Development Plan designed to improve the residential experience and the comprehensive living-learning environment on the Athens Campus.

Patton College of Education breaks ground on $32.8 million McCracken Hall renovation
The Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education celebrated the beginning of a new era by hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for a $32.8 million renovation and expansion project of McCracken Hall on Thursday, May 7.

Registration underway for Kids in College on Lancaster Campus
Registration underway for Kids in College on Lancaster Campus

Securing the cyber generation gap
Tips for securing the online data of family members who are not tech savvy.

Speaker tells Heritage College graduates: Have the courage to lead your profession
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated its 36th annual Commencement ceremony Saturday. This spring, 124 student doctors from the Heritage College become physicians and surgeons.

Students, faculty to travel to Ghana for concert
A group of Ohio University students and professors will perform in Ghana in June for an international concert that will bring some 200 performers on stage.

May 12, 2015
Finding what’s left unsaid—and not shown—in film
From art house flicks to Saturday afternoon popcorn movies, films can act as a mirror to our collective desires and fears. But cinema scholars such as Ofer Eliaz also are fascinated by what they leave out.

Girls use their WITS at Lancaster Campus
It only took one day for Associate Professor of Computer Science Technology Christine Wolfe to learn that her class during the “Women in Technology and Science” program had changed the future for one young lady.  Wolfe got an email from a student saying Wolfe’s session helped her realize that she wanted to go into web design when she got older.

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine launches networking group for women
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched ohiowomen in medicine, a professional networking and mentoring group for Heritage College alumni, friends, students and employees. The Heritage College is the first to create an affiliate of Ohio University’s ohiowomen initiative, a program designed to help connect women with the university, students and each other

Meet the May Classified Employee of the Month Michelle Allison
Find out where Accounting Specialist Michelle Allison likes to vacation in this month's Classified Employee of the Month Q&A.

University acquires reproductions of rare, ancient manuscripts
A professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts has secured copies of two ancient manuscripts for collegiate research. Reproductions of the 11th-century Codex Benedictus and 9th-century Lorsch Gospels are expected to arrive before the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

May 13, 2015
Athletics unveils new five-year strategic plan
Athletics unveiled a new five-year strategic plan on Wednesday titled, "One Team. One Vision." The working document will serve as a guide in charting its future direction.

Eastern Campus claims first state golf crown
The Ohio University Eastern golf team won its first state golf championship.

Golfers in full swing for annual Ohio University Southern fundraiser
Proceeds from the 12th Annual Bernard L. Edwards Golf Tournament will help with equipment upgrades for the production trailer used by Ohio University Southern's electronic media program.

Newest Chillicothe Campus alumni ready to make their mark
Graduation marks next step in lives of OU-C students who join ranks of Ohio University alumni and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

OHIO alumna creates dating app focused on safety
Ohio University alumna Jo Lynn Clemens, who graduated in 1987, took knowledge from her business background and created an app that gives people the opportunity to date smarter and safer.

Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College surpasses Promise Lives Campaign goal
Thanks to the generosity of 2,380 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) has surpassed its $1.3 million Promise Lives Campaign goal. The Campaign, which continues though June 30, 2015, is securing an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.

Southern Campus accepting applications for ‘Academy of Excellence’ and ‘Horse Lover’s Camp’
Ohio University Southern will present the 35th annual “Academy of Excellence” summer camp July 20-24 while the campus' equine program will host a “Horse Lover’s Camp” July 27-31.

Southern Campus hosting tri-state officers for ‘Click It or Ticket’ event
Ohio University Southern, in conjunction with the Tri-State Law Enforcement Council, will host the annual “Click It or Ticket” event on Friday, May 15, at the campus in Ironton.

Voinovich School Founding Dean, alumni honored at OHIO’s State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 130 Ohio University alumni in public service for Ohio gathered at the Athletic Club in Columbus to honor two OHIO alumni for their outstanding service to the state at the 32nd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon May 5.

May 14, 2015
Bobcat family convenes at historic hotel in Cincinnati
A small piece of Athens made its way west on May 6 for an alumni gathering at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati. The event was the second of three Bobcat Family Reunions held throughout Ohio this spring.

Branding OHIO with "it's you" and brackets
The following guidelines provide a basic primer on how the “it’s you” brand theme and related brackets should be used to promote Ohio University as well as its units and programs.

How Pauline Frederick paved the way for female broadcast journalists
A pioneer in journalism, Pauline Frederick broke into broadcasting at a time when few women were in its ranks. Marilyn Greenwald, professor of journalism at Ohio University, spent more than three years researching Frederick’s life and career for her book Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War.

May 15, 2015
Dr. Richard W. Greenlee receives Austin C. Furbee Award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has named Dr. Richard W. Greenlee as the 2015 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 18, 2015
A message from OHIO President McDavis regarding Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi
The following message was sent to Ohio University faculty, staff and students by President Roderick J. McDavis.

Dance professor wins Presidential Teacher Award
A professor in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater has won Ohio University’s Presidential Teacher Award. Tresa Randall, associate professor of dance, was named a Presidential Teacher for the year 2015.

Expo provides resources, connections for campus communicators
In response to feedback expressing a desire for more opportunity to network with colleagues and research resources, Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) hosted the 2015 Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo on Wednesday, May 13 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Ohio University accepts 60 letters of intent for Innovation Strategy funding
University community invited to view letters online, join projects for July 13 pre-proposal deadline

Site license update: Adobe, Microsoft and Smartsheet
Find out which software packages are free and which are discounted.

Soul of Athens 2015 now live
As a collection of six different projects, teams of Scripps College of Communication students spent a semester producing self-generated communication ideas.

U.S. assistant secretary of commerce addresses role of Appalachian Ohio in U.S. manufacturing renaissance during State of the Region keynote
More than 150 participants attended the May 12 Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference, presented by the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with the EDA University Center.

University Libraries receives Awards of Excellence
Ohio University Libraries captivated the 2015 Academic Library Advancement and Development Network conference when OHIO walked away with three Award of Excellence honors.

May 19, 2015
From behind bars to raising the bar: Southern Campus graduate pursues his dream
Just a few short years ago, Jerry Thomas was a convicted felon, serving time for drug charges. Today, he is an Ohio University Southern graduate on his way to achieving his dream of going from convict to doctor.

Ohio University Research Committee awards $47,380 during spring 2015 funding cycle
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected six faculty proposals for funding during its spring 2015 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $47,380.

May 20, 2015
CLDC staff presenting at national, regional conferences
Employees at Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center have been invited to present a total of seven times at three of the nation’s largest professional development association conferences.

How reading comprehension can boost math scores
High school students who want to ace the math section of the ACT should brush up on their reading skills, according to an Ohio University-Chillicothe study.

Lancaster Campus library director signs book contract
Ohio University Lancaster Library Director Judy Carey Nevin’s name is currently only displayed on the wall outside her office in the Hannah V. McCauley Library. However, in the future, her name will also be found on the library shelves. It was recently announced that Carey Nevin has a book deal.

OHIO alumni, faculty honor former civil engineering chair with endowed scholarship
Russ College students will have access to a new $100,000 scholarship thanks to a new fund established by alumni and faculty to honor Russ Professor Gayle Mitchell, former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and current director of the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE).

Ohio Quality Matters Consortium visits campus for annual meeting
Members of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium came to Walter Hall on May 15 for the group’s annual member meeting. Around 75 attendees participated in information sessions focusing on online course design using the Quality Matters (QM) rubric.

May 21, 2015
Fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo raises funds to continue Marching 110 tradition
Vintage automobile enthusiasts rolled into Ohio University’s Convocation Center parking lot, popped their hoods and stood back proudly as their exceptional vehicles were judged by friends, relatives and supporters of the Ohio University Marching Band Society of Alumni and Friends (OUMBSAF). The fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo, held by the Ohio University Alumni Varsity Band (AVB), raised $1,676.20 in support of OUMBSAF initiatives.

OHIO administrators and their spouses establish scholarships using The OHIO Match
Ohio University’s The Promise Within Faculty and Staff Campaign urges faculty and staff to give back to OHIO in meaningful ways. As a response, two university employees have teamed up with their spouses to establish a way of giving back in perpetuity.

OHIO graduate student and playwright named Trisolini Fellow
Tyler JC Whidden, a third-year student pursuing an MFA in playwriting, was named the Anthony Trisolini Fellow for the 2015-16 school year.

Scripps journalism professor to visit C-SPAN as part of AEJMC program
Hans Meyer, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), selected as 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media.

May 25, 2015
Bobcats completes improbable run to MAC baseball title
The No. 3 seeded Bobcats claimed the 2015 MAC Championship behind four home runs and brilliant pitching on Sunday. They play nationally-seeded Illinois on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.