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Jan 2, 2013
Athens mayor and President McDavis sign memorandum of understanding additional appendices
Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis have executed additional appendices in the blanket Memorandum of Understanding.

Jan 3, 2013
January Alumni Association Newsletter now available
The January issue of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s newsletter, "OHIO Alumni," is now available to view online.

Patton College Dean Renee Middleton elected to AACTE Board of Directors
Renée A. Middleton, dean of Ohio University's Patton College of Education, has been elected to serve as one of eight at-large members of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Sandy Plunkett comic art exhibit begins Jan. 25 at Kennedy Museum
Kennedy Museum of Art will host "Fantastic! The Comic Art of Sandy Plunkett," Jan. 25 through June 2. The exhibit of local artist Sandy Plunkett's comic art will feature about 50 works that exhibit his progression from his early days in the industry to his recent independent and commercial works.

Trio of scientists to receive 2013 Russ Prize
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, has been awarded to Rangaswamy Srinivasan, James J. Wynne, and Samuel E. Blum for advancements that enabled LASIK and PRK eye surgery.

Jan 4, 2013
OHIO alumnus Ro Fallon: Jumping in, stepping up and giving back
In this final installment of a six-part series on Ohio University's Ohio Fellows Program (OFP), former Ohio University Foundation Board trustee Robert “Ro” Fallon remembers the heat and emotion on campus during the Vietnam War and how the OFP program changed his worldview.

Jan 7, 2013
OHIO delivers Climate Action Plan, seeking carbon neutrality by 2075
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has formally approved Ohio University’s Climate Action Plan.

Ohio University Research Committee announces fall 2012 funding recipients
Ohio University Research Committee announces fall 2012 funding recipients

Jan 8, 2013
Call for papers for Convocation on Gender, Media
The Convocation on Gender, Media, and Body Image will take place April 5 at Ohio University-Chillicothe. The call for papers deadline is Feb. 22.

Martin Tuck appointed dean at Chillicothe
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Interim Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education James Fonseca announced the appointment of Martin Tuck as dean of Ohio University-Chillicothe.

Software systems research outfit shifts focus to transportation logistics
The Board of Trustees recently changed the Center for Advanced Software Systems Integration to the Center for Advanced Systems and Transportation Logistics Engineering, or CASTLE.

Student Media Innovation Contest offers $20,000 in prizes
Ohio University students will compete for $20,000 in cash prizes with the mid-January kick off of the Scripps Innovation Challenge.

The Sugar Bush Foundation calls for 2013 letters of inquiry
The Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of The Ohio University Foundation, is accepting letters of inquiry for the 2013 funding cycle. The deadline for submission is Jan. 20, 2013.

Jan 9, 2013
New Pilot Parental Leave Program available to employees
The implementation phase of the Pilot Parental Leave Program has been completed. Applications are now being accepted for participation in the program.

Sexual assault victims report high levels of self-blame, trauma, study finds
When a woman is sexually assaulted while drinking, others hold her more accountable and blameworthy than a woman who is assaulted while sober, research has shown. A new study by two Ohio University undergraduates takes a look at whether women who've been victim to sexual assault also blame themselves for the incidents.

Jan 10, 2013
Deadline to register for children's Art Encounters workshop is Jan. 22
The Ohio University Kennedy Art Museum will host Art Encounters: Patterns on Tooling Foil at 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2.

Scientists design, control movements of molecular motor
An international team of researchers has taken the next step in creating nanoscale machines by designing a multi-component molecular motor that can be moved clockwise and counterclockwise.

Students: Renew your network device registrations for spring
Students can save time by renewing their device registrations from home.

Washington Policy Forum kickoff event is Jan. 16
The Ohio University Washington Policy Forum will conduct a kickoff event from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 at the Capitol Visitors Center at HVC 201 A/B in Washington, D.C.

Jan 11, 2013
From Ohio University freshman to OHIO interim dean of students: Alumna administrator gives back to help students in times of need
When Jenny Hall-Jones landed in Athens as an Ohio University freshman in 1991, she never would have dreamed she would one day be the University’s interim associate vice president of student affairs and dean of students.

President McDavis to confer honorary degree on Malaysian Prime Minister at ninth Tun Abdul Razak Lecture
On Jan. 15, a team of Ohio University faculty and administrators will gather with Malaysian alumni and friends for the ninth Tun Abdul Razak Lecture.

Your OHIO Film Festival
Distill your love of Ohio University into a 30-second video and you could win an Apple iPad or Kindle Fire.

Jan 13, 2013
University to honor Martin Luther King Jr. with variety of events
The 2013 Ohio University's annual Martin Luther King celebration will carry the theme, " Media Motivated Movements: King's Beloved Community 2.0" and focus on King's service and legacy in the Athens community.

Jan 14, 2013
Employees may need to access W-2 information for audit
The City of Athens has contracted with a third party, City of Cleveland Central Collection Agency, to conduct an income tax audit for the years 2006-2010. Some individuals employed by Ohio University may be subject to the audit and need access to their W-2 information for these years.

Master of Education in Counseling program could be coming to Chillicothe campus
Depending on student interest, Ohio University hopes to partner with the Patton College of Education on the Athens campus to offer a Master of Education in Counseling program on the University's Chillicothe Campus beginning fall semester 2013.

Tagging yourself becomes work of art – and good – at the Russ College
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology took tagging a step further — inviting students, faculty and staff to tag their portraits with how they create for good.

Jan 15, 2013
Art evening to be held at Lancaster campus
An evening of visual and performing arts is planned on the Lancaster campus Jan. 24. A former Ohio University visiting percussion professor is bringing his musical talents to the theatre stage on the same evening that a Lancaster artist is opening her exhibit in the art gallery.

Internal awards programs announce spring funding deadlines
Internal awards programs announce spring funding deadlines

Registration for Student Expo opens Jan. 16
Registration for the Student Expo opens Wednesday, Jan. 16. Registration closes Feb. 24. This year's event will be held Thursday, April 11.

Startup Weekend gives entrepreneurs chance to develop business ideas
Richard Rodman, an Ohio University junior, was a member of 2012’s first-place winning team. He utilized Startup Weekend to develop FlashCrop, a flash card app for college students, which launched in the fall of 2012 and is available in the Apple App Store.

Jan 16, 2013
Alden Library to have special hours on MLK Day
Ohio University will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Day, however, Alden Library will be open with special hours.

CPR course offered
The Ohio University Airport, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will be holding CPR/AED courses for all interested university employees.

OIT security warning: Update or disable Java plug-ins ASAP
To reduce security risks associated with Java, a web browser plug-in used by Blackboard, individuals should update to the latest version of Java as soon as possible.

Ohio University Press shares latest news
Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press, which had a busy fall semester.

Police investigating arson fire on historic covered bridge at Lancaster campus
Lancaster police and fire officials are investigating a fire on the historic John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge at Ohio University Lancaster as arson.

University to close Monday for MLK Day
Ohio University will be closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Workers' Compensation is highlighted in latest Safe-T-Gram
The January 2013 issue of Safe-T-Gram takes a look at the Workers' Compensation self-insurance plan.

Jan 17, 2013
Housing Development Plan unveiled
The Division of Student Affairs is set to unveil its Housing Development Plan to the University community over the next several weeks. The first of these presentations will be an open forum from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in Baker University Center’s Atrium Lounge on the third floor.

Major Planned Gift to Women in Philanthropy Endowment
When Mary Frances Bryja’s parents encouraged her to attend college as a first-generation student, they had no way of knowing how far her educational path would take her—and how many other paths it would help pave. But the lessons her late parents Joe, a coal miner, and Hedy, a factory cutter and trimmer, imparted regarding the value of higher education were deeply ingrained in her. Her appreciation for higher education, and Ohio University in particular, have inspired her to give a $1 million bequest to Ohio University’s Women in Philanthropy (WIP) Endowment. It is the largest gift to date received by WIP.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration starts Saturday
The 2013 Ohio University's annual Martin Luther King celebration begins Saturday with community service events and ends Tuesday evening with a showcase of talent.

OHIO meets $50K United Appeal goal
Campaign surpasses last year's giving total by more than $5K.

President McDavis will be guest on WATH 970 Jan. 24
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24.

Jan 18, 2013
Emergency communication systems to be tested Jan. 25
Ohio University emergency communication systems will be tested Friday, Jan. 25.

Engineering alumnus gives $200,000 for student leadership group
The Engineering Ambassadors program at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has gotten a boost – a $200,000 charitable gift from electrical engineering graduate Karol A. Ondick and his wife, Jo.

Fairfield National Bank makes $75,000 gift to Ohio University Lancaster/Pickerington and scholarship fund
Many college students struggle with how to balance finances, work, school and internship requirements. That is one of the reasons Fairfield National Bank is making a $75,000 contribution to Ohio University Lancaster (OUL) and the Fairfield National Bank Scholarship.

Lancaster campus honors MLK and prepares for Black History Month
An Ohio University Lancaster assistant professor and student are attending the largest community breakfast event honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the United States.

Jan 22, 2013
Artist's work on display in the Harris Fine Arts Library’s gallery space
The work of a local talent has filled the display cases in the Frederick and Kazuko Harris Fine Arts Library’s gallery space on Alden’s third floor. The exhibit presents the work of Sandy Plunkett, a well-known comic illustrator, cartoonist and artist.

Basheer Jones brings powerful message to Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch
Basheer Jones, the keynote speaker at the 13th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Brunch on Monday, captivated his large audience immediately with powerful spoken word pieces and tales from his childhood in Cleveland.

Herman and Scott named to Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game
Ohio University football seniors Eric Herman and Tremayne Scott have been selected to play in the 2013 Texas vs. The Nation All-Star game on Feb. 2. The game will be aired live on Fox Sports Southwest.

Jared DeForest to host Wednesday Science Café on climate change
Jared DeForest, Ohio University associate professor of environmental and plant biology, will host the first Science Cafe, "Chemical Climate Change and Sustainability," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects alumni, university
Nearly 100 Ohio University alumni attended a Washington Policy Forum kickoff event in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Jan. 16. The event was the first in a quarterly series aimed at reconnecting alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University.

Students perform community service in honor of MLK Jr.
Campus and community participants gathered in Walter Hall to reflect on their day's work after performing service projects in Athens County on Saturday. The work kicked off the University's celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

Jan 23, 2013
Andrew Ladd is University's new recycling and refuse manager
Meet Andrew Ladd, who recently became the University's new recycling and refuse manager. He replaced Ed Newman, who retired in June.

Annual Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser is Feb. 9
The sixth annual Ohio University Polar Bear Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio.

Get a flu shot!
In addition to new gloves and scarves, students and employees returning to campus may bring another sign of winter: the flu virus. To reduce the likelihood and severity of a campus outbreak, University Human Resources encourages all students and employees to receive the influenza vaccine.

Lancaster campus basketball teams win on first Rivalry Night
Both the Ohio University Lancaster men's and women's basketball teams won their games Tuesday evening during the first-ever "Rivalry Night" on campus.

Meet the Dean [VIDEO]: Kenneth Johnson, D.O. (OUHCOM)
This edition of OHIO's "Meet the Dean" video series profiles Kenneth Johnson of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jan 24, 2013
A look at the MLK Jr. celebration in pictures [PHOTOS]
The 2013 Ohio University's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration helped students, faculty, staff and community members remember the legacy left behind by the late civil rights leader. Here are some of the photos.

University hosts accessibility & technology workshop
On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, Ohio university will host a free workshop dedicated to spreading awareness, sharing information and learning more about the role of information technology in supporting employment and educational opportunity for people living with disabilities.

Jan 25, 2013
Aviation department offers air service to faculty, staff, visitors
Ohio University faculty, staff and official visitors can now fly regional with a new alternative for short-haul air travel – the Russ College Air Transport Service.

Candidates for LGBT Center director to visit campus
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host two of the final candidates for the director of the LGBT Center position beginning Monday, Jan. 28.

John Sabraw to host Café Conversation on fluid potential
Join Associate Professor of Art John Sabraw for his Café Conversations, "Fluid Potential: Why Scientists and Artists Should Get Together," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Kennedy-Dygas named dean of the College of Fine Arts
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has named Margaret “Peg” Kennedy-Dygas as the dean of the College of Fine Arts. Kennedy-Dygas is currently the associate dean of the College of Arts at the University of Louisiana at Layfayette. She was selected as the new dean of fine arts during the course of a national search. Her term of appointment will begin on May 20.

OHIO Athletics social media directory keeps fans updated
The OHIO Athletics social media directory is a sure way to stay updated on the latest news about the Bobcats.

Stoller-Grover-Lecture-Series
Dr. James Stoller, a Cleveland Clinic pulmonary/critical care physician, will speak on Monday, Feb. 18, at 1 p.m. in W115 Grover Center as part of the Grover Lecture Series. His presentation is titled “Preparing the Healthcare Leaders of Tomorrow” and is free and open to the public. A reception with refreshments will follow.

University provides BobcatBuy update
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding recently addressed the BobcatBuy initiative.

World Music and Dance Festival to begin Jan. 28
Italy, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, China and Africa are a few of the numerous regions whose art forms and cultures will come to life during the third annual World Music and Dance Festival, which begins Jan. 28.

Jan 28, 2013
College Spotlight--Honors Tutorial College
The Honors Tutorial College brings to Athens a little slice of Oxford—not Ohio, but Great Britain—where the venerable university educates students in the classical manner of small-group or individual tutorials. In addition to its hands-on approach to learning, HTC emphasizes scholarly research and creative activity. HTC graduates have attended some of world’s most prestigious graduate schools and won numerous nationally competitive awards for specialized or international study. Among the ranks of HTC alumni are Pulitzer, Emmy, Clio and Grammy award winners.

Engineering students three-peat at snowplow competition
Electrical engineering students brought home the winning snow globe trophy for the third year running from the Institute of Navigation’s (ION) third annual autonomous snowplow competition.

Fall cycle Baker Fund recipients announced
During the 2012 fall funding cycle, OHIO President Roderick J. McDavis approved $56,919 in support of six ongoing faculty projects ranging from research on second language acquisition to the production of a film titled “Japanese War Brides in America: An Oral History.”

History professor to discuss Vietnam War on Thursday
Lien-Hang T. Nguyen will present "The Vietnam War from Hanoi’s Perspective" at 4:30 p.m. in Baker University Center 231.

Mobile apps, educational software take top prizes at Startup Weekend Athens competition
Three teams of aspiring entrepreneurs who created mobile apps and software for education, entertainment and marketing purposes took the top prizes at the second annual Startup Weekend Athens competition Sunday. Two dozen participants, including current and former students of Ohio University and other regional educational institutions, organized into six teams over the weekend to develop new business products and companies.

OHIO administrator and Honors Tutorial College alumna supports nontraditional students
Patricia Davidson, OHIO’s assistant director of summer sessions, works with diverse students in the University’s eLearning program. A nontraditional student herself, Davidson graduated from the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) with a communications studies degree in 1987. To support high-achieving students from varied backgrounds, she donates regularly to the HTC Community Enhancement Fund.

Pickerington Center gets online television channel
The Ohio University Pickerington Center has its own television channel. The station is online. The Pickerington Center is part of a community website called "Pickerington TV."

Professor to provide evidence of climate change on Wednesday
Hogan Sherrow, Ohio University assistant professor of anthropology, will lead the discussion on climate change in the Friends of the Library room of Alden Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Jan 29, 2013
Free screenings of intellectual thriller Feb. 7 at Athena Cinema
The Ohio University Graduate College, Athena Cinema and Arts for Ohio are sponsoring exclusive screenings of the thriller Travelling Salesman for the Ohio University community. The free showings will be held at the Athena Cinema on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 6:30, 7:00, 8:30 and 9:00 p.m. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.

Retiring administrators paperwork deadline for awards ceremony is April 1
Administrators who are considering retiring prior to July 1 must submit retirement paperwork to University Human Resources by April 1 in order to be recognized at this year’s Administrative Service Awards ceremony.