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Jan 5, 2015
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Summit Academy Teacher Nick Ramsey
When Nick Ramsey was a student at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington, he knew he wanted to help low-income children who were having trouble in their lives.  After graduating from the Middle Childhood Education program at OUL, Ramsey wasted no time finding a job where he could do just that. Ramsey is now a teacher at Summit Academy in Columbus.

United Appeal campaign reaches nearly 60 percent of goal with three weeks to go
With more than three weeks left to give, Ohio University’s annual “United 2 Give, United 2 Help” campaign has generated more than $29,000 to support United Appeal for Athens County and its numerous partner agencies.

Jan 6, 2015
Meet Sharon Romina, December Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Sharon Romina, the December classified employee of the month.

Nearly half-million dollar NIH grant awarded to study widespread virus affecting infants
The National Institutes of Health has awarded $445,500 to Bonita Biegalke, Ph.D., associate professor of virology with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, to study a virus considered to be the main viral cause of mental retardation in infants.

Roadway project completion to be celebrated
A ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Jan. 7 will celebrate the completion of a new Ohio University-owned roadway and the renaming of a street on the Athens Campus.

Winter 2015 research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students
Winter 2015 research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students

Jan 7, 2015
Campus Care Medical Excuse 2015
Campus Care Medical Excuse 2015

ISFS launches Instagram account with 18-day photo contest
International Student and Faculty Services at Ohio University is celebrating the start of spring semester and the launch of its Instagram account with an 18-day photo challenge that offers Bobcats a chance to win OHIO merchandise daily and a grand prize at the end of the contest.

Renovated and renamed Lancaster Campus student lounge opens Monday
The newly-renovated and renamed student lounge at Ohio University Lancaster will be open to students for the start of spring semester on Monday, January 12.  New menu options will be offered to go along with the new look at the Bobcat Bistro.

Jan 8, 2015
2015 Russ Prize awarded to cochlear implants innovators
The 2015 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, the bioengineering profession's highest honor, has been awarded to five people for engineering cochlear implants that enable the deaf to hear.

A message from Faculty Senate and the Executive Vice President and Provost
The following email about medical documentation and guidelines for students, faculty and staff in light of high levels of flu activity and hospitalizations across Ohio was sent on Wednesday, Jan. 7.

Branding OHIO by building momentum
In the last three years, we have re-positioned our brand in the market, revised our external communications policy, and completed the third wave of a brand perception research study. At the beginning of the fall semester, I asked members of the Marketing Advisory Council to answer the following question—“What do you hope happens with the OHIO brand this year that didn’t happen last year?”

Center’s upcoming events include free coffee, relaxation station and Baker Bash
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center is ready to kick off the new year with a slew of student activities that begin the first day of spring semester and continue through April.

Community members and organizations give to Lancaster Campus theatre fundraising effort
We’re more than halfway there! $142,000 has been raised thus far during the “The Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign.”  The fundraising effort started in July, 2014 and aims to raise $250,000 to upgrade the 475-seat theatre.  The theatre, named in memory of Professor Jeffrey Wagner, was built in the 1960’s and needs to be updated.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration to feature march, brunch, arts showcase, talks
The 2015 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will carry the theme, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." with much of the focus surrounding King's service and legacy. Events run Jan. 15-24.

Next Bobcat Depot workshops are Jan. 12, 22
The Ohio University Bobcat Depot in partnership with the Office of Information Technology and College of Health Sciences and Professions welcome you to sign up for "how to sessions" on an array of helpful technology topics.

Ohio University mourns the death of professor emeritus of journalism
The Ohio University community is mourning the loss of Professor Emeritus of Journalism Donald A. Lambert, 82, who died on Saturday, Jan. 3.

Ohio University to undergo ACEN accreditation review
Ohio University will host a site review by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing on Jan. 20-22 for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing program provided on the Ohio University regional campuses of Chillicothe, Southern and Zanesville.

Jan 9, 2015
CLDC offering OHIO students two leadership programs spring semester
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center encourages all students to engage in leadership development by participating in one of two opportunities – the 21st Century Leadership Series for all OHIO students or the Foundations Leadership Experience Program for first-year students.

First-year student awarded Zanesville Campus’ Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Brittany Bliss is the recipient of the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at Ohio University Zanesville.

Fugard at OHIO Event Slated for Jan. 14-24
The Ohio University Theater Division and the African Studies Program will partner to present the Fugard at OHIO festival Jan. 14-24.

Nominations sought for OHIO Distinguished Professor award
There is still time for Ohio University faculty members to nominate worthy colleagues for the 2015 Ohio University Distinguished Professor award. The Ohio University Distinguished Professors screening committee will accept nominations until the mid-February nomination deadline.

Ohio University Zanesville celebrates storytelling with graduate Andy Bell
Ohio University Zanesville graduate Andy Bell will join John McIntire, library early childhood literacy specialist, for an evening in celebration of storytelling at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 on the Zanesville Campus.

Ohio University names director, creative services, for Advancement Communication and Marketing
Kari (Gunter-Seymour) Peterson– a communications designer and photographer with 20 years’ experience in the field of design, photography, marketing strategy, assessment and visual communication – has been named director, creative services, in Ohio University’s Office of Advancement Communications and Marketing.

Satellite subscribers to see changes for WOUB-TV
A reclassification by Nielsen Media Research will allow DISH Network and DIRECTV subscribers in the Columbus market to receive WOUB-TV while satellite subscribers in the Charleston/Huntington market area will no longer receive WOUB-TV.

Screening set for documentary produced by WOUB, Scripps
"A Beautiful Remedy," which profiles the Arts in Medicine Program at the University of Texas MC Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital, will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Baker University Center Theatre.

Time lapse shows a day in the life of Alden Library [VIDEO]
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) partnered with Ohio University Libraries to offer a glimpse into a day in the life of Alden Library, but since time is precious, the video has been sped up 400 percent.

Ugandan refugee turned non-profit leader selected as keynote for OHIO’s 2015 International Week
Ugandan refugee turned non-profit leader selected as keynote for OHIO’s 2015 International Week

Jan 12, 2015
Diversity and Inclusion launches Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors program
Sunday marked the beginning of the inaugural Ohio University Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors program. The group’s mission is to eliminate stereotypes while building inclusive, understanding communities through interactive presentations.

Email upgrade begins Jan. 20; OIT hosts info sessions Jan. 12-16
The email upgrade will be completed by early March. Exchange users encouraged to attend a preview session.

Name of new Lancaster Campus student lounge connects campus to community and Ohio University in Athens
The new Bobcat Bistro at Ohio University Lancaster represents a union of OUL students, the Lancaster community and Ohio University in Athens in many different ways.

New payroll calendar announced
The 2015 payroll calendar is now available on the payroll website, and identifies key payroll dates and deadlines, including the direct deposit dates for both the biweekly and semimonthly dates.

Plant Biology Experiment Docking with Space Station Today
Before dawn on Saturday, the SpaceX Falcon 9 carrying an Ohio University experiment finally headed to space after several weeks of launch delay. Ohio University’s Team Gravitron plants-and-gravity experiment launched Jan. 10 for the International Space Station.

South Green Drive extension officially opens
A much anticipated construction project connecting South Green Drive to Mill Street on the northeast end of Ohio University’s Athens Campus officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on a chilly afternoon last week.

University addresses Modern Think 2014 Great Colleges Survey
The following email about the Modern Think 2014 Great Colleges Survey was sent by Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Campus Climate Task Force Co-Chairs Dr. Valerie Young and Colleen Bendl on Jan. 12.

University announces International Space University astronaut panel, first participant
The twelfth man to walk on the moon will travel to Athens in June as part of an elite astronaut panel for International Space University’s 2015 Space Studies Program, which Ohio University will host.

University expands WiFi coverage to include OU Inn
University affiliated visitors to the Ohio University Inn now have a new Internet option: the OHIO wireless network.

Jan 13, 2015
Chillicothe Campus takes strategic approach to enrollment
Student success is at forefront of smart approach designed to bolster enrollment

January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The University community is invited to view the January meeting via live stream.

OURC, Baker awards offer more than $95,000 in funding to 10 faculty members
The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded $95,175 total to 10 faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester. Both internal awards programs now are accepting proposals for the spring cycle of funding in January and February. <br /><br />

Ohio University mourns the loss of a beloved alumna
Ohio University mourns the loss of a beloved alumna

Jan 14, 2015
Online Registration open for Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women 2015
Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2015. You can register by going to www.ohio.edu/lancaster/events/celebratewomen.cfm .

OHIO Culinary Services prepares high-quality food for the masses
Though Mary Jones is the associate director of Ohio University Culinary Services and responsible for the activities that take place within the Central Food Facility, she credits the success of the large operation to its managers and employees, who make a difference within the University community every day.

Registration for 2015 Student Expo now open
Students can sign up for the annual showcase of research, scholarship and creative activity until Feb. 27

Jan 15, 2015
Actor to meet with Lancaster Campus Theatre students after MLK performance January 28
Actor Darryl Van Leer will meet with OUL Theatre students for about an hour after he performs a one-man show portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Lancaster Campus January 28.

Anonymous donor lifts up performing arts program at OHIO
Anonymous donor lifts up performing arts program at OHIO

Dependent verification required for benefits enrollment
Starting January 2015, Ohio University Human Resources will require the documentation mentioned below for new hires enrolling dependents in health and welfare benefits.

Email upgrade: What Mac users need to know
Learn how the Catmail upgrade affects Mac Mail, Outlook, web and mobile devices.

Jan. 20 Campus Conversation to focus on racial dynamics, inequality
“Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Nomination process for annual student leadership awards underway
Anyone from within or outside the Ohio University community may nominate a student or student organizations for the 14 student leadership awards and scholarships that will be awarded at this year's Leadership Awards Gala, and students may also apply for the awards themselves.

OUPD seeks nominations for outstanding service
The Ohio University Police Department is seeking award nominations from the community for outstanding service performed by a police department employee during 2014.

Ohio University Polar Plunge is Feb. 14
Show your support of Special Olympics Ohio's athletes at the annual Ohio University Polar Plunge fundraising event on Feb. 14 at Lake Snowden. Plungers are required to raise a minimum $50 in pledges by the day of the event.

Security tips: Mobile apps
Follow these easy steps to make sure your mobile device stays secure.

University mourns CHSP Professor Emerita Susan Bullard
Susan Kay Bullard, professor emerita in CHSP’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, died in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Friday, Jan. 2. She joined the faculty of the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences as an assistant professor and served as a faculty member for more than 20 years.

Jan 16, 2015
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12.

Jan 19, 2015
CLDC debuts new ‘pop-in,’ ‘pop-up’ career coaching opportunities
The pop-in career coaching program will occur every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CLDC on the fifth floor of Baker University Center while the pop-up career coaching program will take place every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at various locations on the Athens Campus.

Kennedy Lecture Series to welcome historian, author Nell Irvin Painter
Ohio University’s 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series continues this month with “An Evening with Nell Irvin Painter” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Second year of Margaret Boyd Scholars Program welcomes 20 first-year students
The start of spring semester at Ohio University marks the beginning of a nearly four-year journey filled with academic enrichment and leadership development opportunities for 20 first-year students selected for this year’s class of Margaret Boyd Scholars.

Jan 20, 2015
Chillicothe Campus communication efforts engage audiences
Endeavors are designed are designed with plan and purposes that are tailored to achieve campus' strategic objectives and more news from the Chillicothe Campus

GRID Lab to host Global Game Jam site
The Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab will host a participation site for the Global Game Jam on Jan. 23 to 25 on the bottom floor of Ohio University's Scott Quadrangle.

Lancaster Campus professor releases book on fans of The Rolling Stones
Ohio University Lancaster Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology Andrea J. Baker has put her love of the Rolling Stones and its fans into her new book “You Get What You Need: Stories of Fans of the Rolling Stones.”

Martin Luther King Jr. brunch speakers entertain and inspire audience
More than 250 people gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Monday, Jan. 19, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Brunch at Ohio University. Speaker Jim Lucas captured the crowd with his unforgettable MLK Jr. speech recitations.

OUPD sits down with community over coffee Jan. 22
Officers from the Ohio University Police Department will get to know the faces and voices within the community they serve on Thursday, Jan. 22, when they sit down and enjoy cups of coffee at The Front Room in Baker University Center as part of Coffee with a Cop.

President's blog: A flood of memories, a day of remembrance
President's blog: A flood of memories, a day of remembrance

The 2015 Spring Sustainability Film Series begins on Wednesday, Jan. 21
The Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches its 2015 spring semester sustainability film series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at the Athena Cinema.

Jan 21, 2015
Alumni invited to gather for On The Green Weekend May 27-31, 2015
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is hard at work preparing for its second-ever On The Green Weekend: a Spring Homecoming centered on academics and the arts. The weekend will be jam-packed with activities for the entire Bobcat community.

Alumni share fond memories of the OHIO Libraries
In celebration of Ohio University Libraries' 200th anniversary, OHIO alumni reflect on their memories of the University's center for information and resources.

Branding OHIO through its principles
Branding OHIO through its principles

How Do I Love Thee?
The inside scoop on your Bobcat’s secret valentine desires.

OUPD updates campus about reports of sexual imposition
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers emailed the following message to all students, faculty, and staff on the Athens Campus Monday evening:

Science Café speaker to discuss nuclear reactions on Jan. 21
Carl R. Brune, professor of physics and astronomy and director of Ohio University's Accelerator Lab, will explain nuclear reactions during his Wednesday, Jan. 21, Science Café discussion titled, "Cosmic Cooking: the Origin of Elements,"

Steve Howard appointed director of OHIO’s Center for International Studies
The Ohio University Office of Global Affairs and International Studies welcomes Steve Howard in his new role as director of the Center for International Studies, effective Jan. 15.

Work of Canal Winchester Artists Guild to be displayed on Lancaster Campus
The winter art exhibition in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts will open next week.  It will feature the work of artists from the Canal Winchester Artists Guild.

Jan 22, 2015
Email upgrade: What mobile device users need to know
If you use a mobile device to access your Exchange email and calendar, you will need to update your settings for Catmail.

Portion of University Terrace closed Jan. 28
University Terrace will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 28, between Park Place and Bryan Hall.

Ridges Advisory Committee to meet in early February
The Ohio University Ridges Advisory Committee will hold their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center in Baker University Center on the Athens Campus.

The Athena Cinema Celebrates 100th Year Anniversary in 2015
The Athena Cinema is celebrating a rare and special birthday this year.

University receives $600,000 ODOT contract for Nelsonville Bypass traffic, wildlife study
The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded Ohio University a three-year, $600,000 federally funded research contract to monitor traffic safety and the effectiveness of wildlife preservation efforts along the new U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass.

Jan 23, 2015
2015 Fitness Workshop Series kicks off Jan. 24 at Ping Center
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness are presenting the 2015 Fitness Workshop Series, a free program open to the OHIO and Athens communities and designed to educate those working toward healthier lifestyles about different areas of fitness.

Are we all living in a 'Matrix' simulation? Jan. 29
The Knowing the Future curricular theme hosts physicist Dr. Silas Beane presenting a general-interest seminar on “Are you living in a simulation?” on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger 194.

Ebony Bobcat Network to host one-night performance of “Thurgood” for OHIO alumni
Ebony Bobcat Network to host one-night performance of “Thurgood” for OHIO alumni

New: Transcultural Encounters and Border Crossings film series
With Dr. Michael Gillespie, Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak is curator of the new Transcultural Encounters and Border Crossings Film Series at the Athena this spring.

OHIO continues promise to improve college access
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today completed the final step in a pioneering journey toward improving higher education expense predictability by setting the tuition rates for the first cohort in the innovative new tuition and fee program, The OHIO Guarantee.

OHIO trustees set tuition and fee rates, discuss financial aid
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved tuition and fee rates for the first cohort of students under The OHIO Guarantee and discussed the impact of new financial aid initiatives at meetings on the Athens Campus.

Rescheduled: ESPN analyst Chris Broussard coming to Athens March 26
The Ohio University chapter of Associated Press Sports Editors, in partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., will bring ESPN NBA analyst/writer Chris Broussard to campus Thursday, March 26. The original date was Jan. 29, but the talk was rescheduled due to illness.

Spring 2015 Middle East and North Africa film series begins
In Spring 2015, a number of Ohio University departments, centers, and programs are teaming up to present six films that highlight various aspects of historical and contemporary life in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.

United in Anger film and discussion, Jan. 26
The Political Science Film Series presents a screening of the award-winning film United in Anger: A History of Act-Up by Jim Hubbard on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Theater.

Jan 25, 2015
Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens campus will test its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Jan. 30.

WATH 970 AM to host President McDavis on Thursday
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Thursday, Jan. 29.

Jan 26, 2015
COMP 2014 concludes with positive response from Department of Education
The Department of Education has indicated to Ohio University that all terms of the University's voluntary resolution agreement regarding the Compensation 2014 Project have been fulfilled, and that the Office for Civil Rights has concluded its monitoring activities.

Eastern Campus’ Kelsey Holloway goes out in style
Ohio University Eastern senior guard Kelsey Holloway was honored prior to Sunday’s game versus Ohio University Zanesville for her many accomplishments on and off the court, which include leading the Panthers to the 2012 Ohio Regional Campus State Championship and being named tournament MVP.

New executive director of Lancaster Festival looks forward to continued partnership with Lancaster Campus
The new executive director of the Lancaster Festival says he’s very excited about the Ohio University Lancaster Campus’ outdoor and indoor concert venues and is looking forward to working with the campus in the future.  Joe Piccolo started in his new role on January 12.

Patton College of Education to host former African-American LPGA player
Professional golfer and educator Renee Powell, one of only six African American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, will visit campus Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Professor calls for end of current U.S. criminal justice system
Sheila Bedi, clinical associate professor of law at the Northwestern University School of Law, brought a simple message to Ohio University on Thursday evening – end the current prison system and mass incarceration.

Resources available in preparation for tobacco-free campus
In preparation for Ohio University’s move to a tobacco-free campus in August 2015, resources are being made available for University employees who want to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco use.

SMART Recovery program to debut Feb. 4 on Athens Campus
Starting Feb. 4, free weekly support meetings of SMART Recovery® will be held every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker University Center, room 321. The meetings are open to Ohio University students, faculty and staff and to members of the Athens community.

Two Family Weekends left this year; dates set for next year
As Ohio University gears up for its last two Family Weekends of the 2014-15 academic year – Sibs Weekend on Feb. 6-8 and Moms Weekend on April 10-12 – it’s not too soon to starting planning for next year’s Family Weekends.

Voinovich School Executive in Residence co-authors report for National Institute of Building Sciences
A report co-authored by Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Executive in Residence Michael Zimmer on the financing of small commercial retrofit projects for energy efficiency was presented at Building Innovation: National Institute of Building Sciences' Third Annual Conference & Expo in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, Jan. 6.

What's in a survey? Qualtrics contest offers $10K to find out.
If you have developed an innovative use for a Qualtrics survey, consider entering the Qualtrics SurveyMod competition.

Jan 27, 2015
Community enjoys free coffee, conversation with OUPD
Officers from the Ohio University Police Department enjoyed meeting members of the community over coffee at The Front Room in Baker University Center on Thursday, Jan. 22.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Spotlight: OUL Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber
Many students who take Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber’s classes at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington find him to be a down-to-earth, relatable instructor.  However, they don’t realize that one of the reasons Faber relates to his students so well is that he used to be just like them.  Faber started his college career at Ohio University Lancaster.

OHIO project helps local children gain knowledge about eating healthy and exercising
Ohio University Assistant Professor of Exercise Physiology Cheryl Howe and her dedicated team of graduate and undergraduate students have developed and implemented a research study geared toward enhancing the knowledge and habits of a healthy, active lifestyle in young children and their parents.

OUPD Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony planned
Officers and staff of the Ohio University Police Department will hold their second annual Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony at 7 p.m., Monday, Feb. 9 in the Baker University Center Theatre.

TapRide shuttle service encourages campus safety
Since fall semester, Ohio University has offered TapRide, a free transportation service to all faculty, staff, students and visitors. The service provides a safe means of transportation across the Athens Campus.

Voinovich School accepting applications for undergraduate research
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering undergraduate research scholar funded positions for the­ 2015-2016 academic year.­

Jan 28, 2015
Career workshop for veterans, student service members slated for Feb. 5
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting a Veterans and Student Service Members Career Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. The workshop will be delivered through the Ohio University Learning Network, allowing participation from locations on six of OHIO’s campuses.

Construction on new residence halls within 200 days of completion
As of Dec. 22, work on Phase I of Ohio University's Housing Development Plan was approximately 60 percent complete, and there are now less than 200 days until construction wraps up.

Faculty and staff support Public Radio and WOUB
Public radio is one of the many invaluable services WOUB Public Media offers to Ohio University, the Athens community, and the region. Support from faculty and staff members keep programming costs down, the broadcasting quality high, and the radio waves flowing.

Football to host 2015 signing day reception Feb. 4
Fans can get the first look at the 2015 OHIO football freshman class on Wednesday, Feb. 4 at Peden Stadium at a signing day reception.

Libraries website provides access to fore-edge exhibit
Ohio University Libraries is inviting users to immerse themselves into the world of fore-edge painted books through a website that allows in-depth access to “Hidden Treasures on the Edge: Fore-edge Painted Books from the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection,” an exhibit on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

Memorial park on Athens Campus moving to a new home
Construction on Phase I of Ohio University’s Housing Development Plan has necessitated the relocation of Carper Park, which was created as a tribute to an OHIO graduate responsible for many landscaping efforts at the University over a more than 30-year period.

Noted scholar, author to speak at Chillicothe Campus
Kennedy Lecture Series talk discusses civil rights movement, faculty members write workbook and present at conference

Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences surpasses Promise Lives Campaign goal
Thanks to the generosity of more than 8,500 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences has surpassed its $15 million Promise Lives Campaign goal – six months ahead of schedule. The Campaign, which continues though June 30, 2015, is securing an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.

Science Café to address global change and agricultural productivity Feb. 4
David Rosenthal will address the need for mankind to produce enough food globally, which has been an ongoing concern in recent years. His talk will take place Feb. 4. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4

Sibs Weekend is Feb. 6-8
Ohio University will welcome older and younger siblings to campus for Sibs Weekend, Feb. 6-8. There are many events to attend.

Student medical experiences in developing countries drive passion for primary care
For years there has been a decline nationally in the number of medical students choosing to practice primary care, which has contributed to a physician shortage in rural and underserved areas. However, interest in primary care among Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine students has remained strong. The reasons vary. For graduates Sarah and Amy Simpson, their decision to become physicians was influenced by a trip to a remote African village where people walked miles to see a doctor and silently endured painful procedures without anesthesia.

Take a closer look at the MLK Jr. Celebration [PHOTOS]
The 2015 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration carried the theme, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Take a look at the photos.

Volleyball welcomes five recruits to 2015 recruiting class
Volleyball Head Coach Deane Webb will welcome in his first recruiting class in the fall of 2015. It consists of five players.

Jan 29, 2015
Actor portrays MLK Jr. in one-man show on Lancaster Campus
About 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended a special presentation on campus Wednesday afternoon to kick off Black History Month.  Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington celebrated the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., when Actor Darryl Van Leer performed his one-man show where he portrays King in the Wagner Theatre.

BobcaThon Dance Marathon is Feb. 14
The BobcaThon Dance Marathon fundraiser will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Baker University Center.

Genetic researchers make advances in the fight against diabetes, neurodegenerative diseases
When Felicia Nowak, M.D., Ph.D., first discovered Porf-2, a previously unknown gene, she knew she had found an important puzzle piece to understanding the developing brain. What she would later learn is that the gene may also be pivotal in the development of novel approaches to treat tumor growth, neurodegenerative diseases and diabetes complications.

Members of OHIO, Athens communities engage in conversation on racial dynamics, inequality
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Ohio University held one of its most successful Campus Conversations yet, drawing members of the OHIO and Athens communities to campus for meaningful discussions on racial dynamics and inequality.

Ohio Innocence Project director, exonerees to speak Feb. 9
Representatives from the Ohio Innocence Project, one of the most successful organizations in the nation for exonerating innocent prisoners, will present “The Ohio Innocence Project: From Death Row to Freedom” from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Professor Emerita returns to OHIO to share experiences of non-violent protests
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s six principals of non-violence have resonated with Ohio University Professor Emerita of African American Studies Francine Childs for decades, including when she participated in marches across the country to protest inequality and injustice in America.

United Appeal campaign within $9,000 of its goal
Ohio University’s annual “United 2 Give, United 2 Help” campaign officially ends on Saturday, Jan. 31, and the University is within $9,000 of reaching its goal.

University ranked among institutions with top online graduate engineering programs
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology has placed 36th on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate engineering programs for 2015, a significant jump from last year’s rank of 46.