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Feb 3, 2014
Indonesian Night entertains Friday night audience [PHOTOS]
The Baker University Center Ballroom was buzzing with excitement on Jan. 31 during Ohio University's seventh annual Indonesian Night.

MAC Basketball Tournament tickets on sale Feb. 4
The 2014 FirstEnergy MAC Basketball Tournaments are quickly approaching and tickets go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 8:30 a.m. at the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office.

Ndour earns basketball national co-player of week award
Junior forward Maurice Ndour was named the Lou Henson National Co-Player of the Week along with Alan Williams of UC Santa Barbara.

Scholars, OHIO community discuss African arts, media and identity
“African Identities Reinvented,” a symposium dedicated to African arts and media, was held Jan. 29 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the African Studies Program at OHIO.

Feb 4, 2014
Athens Mayor and Ohio University President sign additional appendices under MOU
Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis signed two appendices to formalize collaborative initiatives between the city and the university under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City of Athens and Ohio University.

Flipped Out! The Flipped-Classroom Experience in General Physics
This year, Physics & Astronomy tried a new approach to the  General Physics classroom. They flipped it.

Local Girl Scout troops get goopy for fun hands-on STEM learning day
Girl Scouts Day on Saturday drew girls from Athens-area troops ­to participate in engineering and technology activities organized by the student chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering.

OUL professor returns from disaster response trip to the Philippines [VIDEO]
hio University Lancaster Emeritus Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology Gary Lockwood is back from the Philippines and says he wouldn’t hesitate to use his engineering skills to help with another disaster response effort. Last month, Lockwood traveled to the Philippines to assist with recovery efforts after November’s super typhoon.

Plants: How do they know which way is up?
Gravity. Actors Sandra Bullock and George Clooney provided a theatrical look at how humans might experience the lack of gravity in space. But what about plants?

The Sugar Bush Foundation is accepting applications for a student board member
The Sugar Bush Foundation will accept one worthy student to the Sugar Bush Foundation Board as a non-voting board member come summer 2014.

University mourns loss of Patton doctoral student
Ohio University mourns the loss of Timothy Charles Robertson, a second-year doctoral student in the Patton College of Education's Counselor Education program.

Feb 5, 2014
Part of West Green Drive closed for water line repair
A portion of West Green Drive near Grosvenor Hall will be closed today while a water line is being repaired. Traffic will be re-routed through Lot 128 at the Convocation Center.

Rev. John Williams to talk about his activist father Feb. 11
Ohio University Libraries, in association with Department of African American Studies Speaker Series, will present Rev. John Williams, son of Robert F. Williams, civil rights activist.

World cultures take center stage at Global Excursions Concert
Cultures from around the world took center stage Saturday evening at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium for the Global Excursions Concert, the culmination of Ohio University’s fourth annual World Music and Dance Festival.

Feb 6, 2014
Clarke tackles leadership role for Diversity and Inclusion
New Ohio University Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke may just be a one-month-old Bobcat, but she’s already hit the ground running. Clarke began working this January in her new office, set in Cutler Hall after departing from Marshall University as their vice president of multicultural affairs. She is the new leader of Diversity and Inclusion.

Dedicated OHIO Alumnus gives to unique program to establish scholarship
When Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) Board of Directors member Dustin Starkey graduated from Ohio University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in forensic chemistry, he never thought he would be able to endow a scholarship.

New residence hall taking shape [PHOTO ESSAY]
Walls on the first of four new residence halls being erected on the southern end of Ohio University’s Athens Campus began going up in the past two weeks.

OHIO mourns the death of Chinese student leader
Lei Han, a 24-year-old Ohio University senior economics major, died unexpectedly on Tuesday evening. The China native collapsed while playing basketball.

OHIO’s Impact: Aiding in workforce development through a solid partnership
The ability to look to the future and forecast what types of jobs that will be needed in Southeastern Ohio may seem like a challenge that requires a crystal ball, but thanks to a study in progress by the Ohio Strategic Training Center (OSTC), that task will be rooted within facts and solid evidence.

Ohio University to host 'Soledad O’Brien Presents Black in America'
“Soledad O’Brien Presents Black in America” will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Students get  jump-start on college careers
Chillicothe Campus opens doors of opportunity for area students

Valentine's Date Night fundraiser is Feb. 12
"Valentine’s Date Night" will feature love songs from the Singing Men of Ohio and theatrical scenes of love from local actors on Feb. 12.

Feb 7, 2014
Botanists’ tiny violet find attracts international scientific interest
Harvey Ballard, an associate professor of environmental and plant biology, details a distinctive plant found in the Peruvian Andes in 1962.

Diabetes Boot Camp teaches importance of healthy living habits
Registration is now open for the next session of the Diabetes Boot Camp, an 8-week hands-on program designed to help individuals with type 2 diabetes make positive lifestyle changes to better manage their condition.

OHIO graduate’s short film earns Sundance award
Ohio University graduate Todd Rohal walked away from this year's Sundance Film Festival with an award for his film and even took some time to Skype with OHIO film students who hope to follow in his footsteps.

Singh receives association’s Distinguished Achievement in Scholarship Award
Dr. Amritjit Singh,Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University, received the Distinguished Achievement in Scholarship Award on Jan. 9 at the annual meeting of South Asian Literary Association, held in conjunction with the Modern Language Association meeting in Chicago.

Feb 9, 2014
New publication celebrates University Libraries’ 200th anniversary
University Libraries announces the publication of “200 Years of Shared Discovery: The Bicentennial of Ohio University Libraries” in honor of its 200th anniversary.

Polar Plunge raises $27,000 for Special Olympics Ohio
The Polar Bear Plunge, which was hosted by the Ohio University Police Department and Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, brought out about 200 people from multiple companies and organizations. The event raised $27,000 for Special Olympics Ohio programs.

Spring Career and Internship Fair to be held Feb. 18
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will host its Spring Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Feb 10, 2014
New video explains guest parking permit request process [VIDEO]
Ohio University Parking Services recently revised their guest parking permit request process. The new online system is intended to be more convenient for both the OHIO employee requesting the permit and the guest receiving it.

OHIO's Impact: Centers of Excellence play key role in University's economic impact
President Roderick J. McDavis is touring the state during the month of February to discuss the findings of a recently released economic impact report. Ohio University's investments in its three Centers of Excellence have made them economic drivers that generate public and private investment, attract elite intellectual talent and establish an entrepreneurial environment that retains top college graduates.

Ohio University co-sponsors free screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey
The classic science fiction film will be shown on Tuesday, Feb. 25

Restructuring and new appointments announced in Finance and Human Resources
In April 2013, the Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the Ohio Service Alignment Initiative (OSAI) resolution that focused on a six year plan to improve the effectiveness of the core administrative functions both centrally and within the distributed units and their readiness to support a decentralized operating environment under RCM.

Student Alumni Board, Phi Kappa Psi present fifth annual ‘Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile’
Ohio University’s Student Alumni Board (SAB) and Phi Kappa Psi fraternity are proud to present the fifth annual “Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile” charity event. The outer clothing shed by runners is donated to local shelters, organizations and families in need. The event, which will be held Feb. 22, begins at 10 a.m. at Baker University Center and ends at approximately 1 p.m. at The Pigskin on Court Street.

Student organizing Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters group at OHIO
Ohio University student Mattie Ropelewski is establishing a Friends of Big Brothers Big Sisters student organization at OHIO. The group will hold its first meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, in Baker University Center 237.

Feb 11, 2014
Administrative and Classified staff professional development seminar set for Feb. 27
The Ohio University Classified and Administrative senates, with the support from the offices of the President, the Executive Vice President and Provost, and the Vice President for Finance and Administration invite you to attend the professional development seminar scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 in Baker University Center Ballroom.  

Dinty W. Moore cultivates flash nonfiction for the digital age
The director of Ohio University's creative writing program discusses the online journal Brevity and his writing process.

Online registration now available for Celebrate Women, featuring Dr. Jean Kilbourne, on Lancaster Campus [VIDEO]
Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2014 conference. The event will be held Friday, March 21 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The annual conference is planned in conjunction with Women’s History Month.  The focus of the event is to bridge women’s relationships from the areas of community, university and business. The theme for this year’s event is “Stand Up, Stand Out!” and internationally recognized media educator Dr. Jean Kilbourne is the keynote speaker.

Senior cornerback earns NFL Scouting Combine invite
Ohio University cornerback Travis Carrie has earned an invitation to the 2014 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind.

Updates to Faculty and Advising Center bring ease to advising
Advising for spring semester will be done with fewer hassles thanks to enhancements made to the Ohio University Faculty and Advising Center by the Registrar’s Office and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) within the last few months.

Feb 12, 2014
Branding OHIO through trademark licensing
The following information, provided in a question and answer format, gives specifics about how to obtain permission to sell licensed merchandise, how to recognize an official licensed product as well as examples of the type of products that can and cannot be licensed.

E.W. Scripps Hall experiencing heat-related issues
According to the Facilities Work Center, the lack of heat is due to an unexpected equipment failure.

Information regarding I-9 compliance
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. One of our responsibilities as an employer is to correctly complete and retain a Form I-9, verifying identity and eligibility to work in the United States, for every employee. This can be a challenge because we employ a large number of people in a variety of ways.

Lancaster Campus men's and women's basketball teams win ORCC East Division
Ohio University Lancaster is tops in basketball twice over.  The women’s basketball team captured its 4th straight ORCC East Division Title over the weekend. Meanwhile, the OUL men’s team defeated Wright State –Lake on Sunday 77-66 finishing 12-2 in conference play and also winning the Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title. 

OHIO’s Scripps College of Communication, Ohio Department of Public Safety announce ‘Communicating for a Safer Ohio’ initiative
The Scripps College of Communication has been selected for an exclusive internship program with the Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Women’s Center taking proposals for International Women’s Day Festival
The Women’s Center is preparing for its sixth annual International Women’s Day Festival on March 16 and is calling for participation from the OHIO and surrounding community.

Feb 13, 2014
Alumna with strong ties to OHIO, Athens, supports University’s Appalachian Scholars Program
Susan Ackerman, who graduated in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in education, has established the Ackerman Appalachian Scholarship. The funds will support students accepted into the Appalachian Scholars Program.

Bobcat Essentials and Technology Depot to combine retail operations in Baker University Center
In their ongoing effort to better serve OHIO’s campus customers and guests, Bobcat Essentials and Technology Depot are combining into a unified retail operation that will offer everything from textbooks and computers to academic supplies, digital accessories and apparel.

Co-founder of reddit.com coming to Ohio University
Co-founder of reddit.com coming to Ohio University

Ohio University Press to begin 50th anniversary celebration Feb. 16
Ohio University Press will celebrate its 50th year this year and the celebration will run Feb. 16-22. The week titled "Ohio University Press Week," will include promotions and events.

Russ Prize winner Wynne to lecture on breakthrough discovery behind LASIK surgery
Dr. James J. Wynne, recipient of the 2013 Russ Prize, will discuss his role in developing the pulsed ultraviolet excimer laser, the technology behind LASIK and PRK vision correction surgeries, on Thurs., Feb. 20, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Ohio University’s Baker University Center Theatre.

Staffing changes in Facilities announced
Senior Associate Vice President for IT and Administrative Services Joseph Lalley announced several changes in the Facilities organization today.

Student Success Center knocks down walls
Success Center earns its name and expands services plus other news from the Chillicothe Campus

Task force recommends increasing faculty compensation
Members of the Faculty Total Compensation Task Force recommend moving the average salary for tenure-track faculty, over the next three years, to rank third among four-year public universities in the state of Ohio, according to information released in the task force’s Feb. 6 report.

Todd Myers appointed new chair of Department Engineering Technology and Management
Associate Professor Todd Myers has been appointed chair of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Department of Engineering Technology and Management (ETM), effective July 1. He succeeds Professor Peter Klein, who will begin early retirement after almost 24 years of service to Ohio University.

Winter Dance Concert to be held Feb. 21-22
The Dance Division at Ohio University presents its annual Winter Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Feb 14, 2014
Science Café to discuss importance of amphibians to human health
Scott Moody, associate professor of biological sciences, will present a Science Café discussion titled "Endangered Species of Amphibians: Why Their Survival is Vital to Our Health," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Student explores how young adult literature can help us understand adolescent development
What do the characters Pi, Ponyboy, and Holden Caulfield have in common? Besides being the protagonists of three popular novels, they're also the subject of Spencer Smith's student thesis.

Feb 16, 2014
Founders Day website to pay tribute to University Libraries’ bicentennial
In addition to celebrating OHIO’s long academic legacy of excellence, this year’s Founders Day website will pay special tribute to University Libraries, which is celebrating its bicentennial anniversary.

Feb 17, 2014
1804 Fund Projects Provide Opportunities, Research
Seed funding for innovative projects opens the door for new possibilities to impact students’ academic experiences. OHIO’s 1804 Fund grant program provides the resources to get these unique ideas and initiatives off the ground.

Alumnus supports OHIO's Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program and continues a tradition of community service
The restaurant, hotel and tourism industry is one of today’s fastest growing industries. To keep pace with the demand for industry professionals, Ohio University alumnus Rennick Andreoli and his wife, Dee, established the Rennick A. and Dee Andreoli Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Scholarship and have also provided support funding for the Patton College of Education’s Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program.

An update on COMP2014
The Compensation 2014 project team (COMP 2014) continues to make progress towards achieving the project objectives by its Dec. 1, 2014 deadline.

Athens Middle School students sweep Russ College-hosted regional math competition
Facing opponents from four other Southeast Ohio middle schools, the MATHCOUNTS team from Athens Middle School brought home first-place trophies in the individual, team and countdown-round events Saturday in the MATHCOUNTS regional contest hosted by Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology in the Academic & Research Center.

College of Business Launches International Study Experience for MBA Student
College of Business's Center for International Business and Graduate Programs Partner to Bring Global Opportunities to Students

Donate to your favorite cause through Race for a Reason
The O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason brings together caring and giving people to raise money for the charity of their choice. Graduate student Eric Shainock has been fundraising, along with his classmates, to support a local family in need.

Guest Lecturer Meredith Pizzi to conduct Entrepreneurship for Artists Feb. 27 & 28
Guest lecturer Meredith Pizzi MT-BC will be on campus to speak to College of Fine Arts faculty and Ohio University students about Entrepreneurship for Artists from Feb. 27 – 28.

OHIO faculty member, two students named as panelists for Feb. 20 Soledad O’Brien event
Dr. Arthur Cromwell and Ohio University seniors Seaira Christian-Daniels and Tessa Scott have been named panelists in the “Soledad O’Brien Presents Black in America” event slated for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.

OHIO’s Impact: Power of Bobcat Nation reflected in alumni’s contributions to the University and the state
Ohio University’s recently released economic impact report illustrates that OHIO’s economic impact is strengthened by its alumni, many of whom opt to stay in the state of Ohio after graduation and continue to support the University and its students.

President will be Feb. 20 guest on WATH-AM 970
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH-AM's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.

Second Bobcat Coffee Hour is Feb. 20
The second of four scheduled Ohio University Bobcat Coffee Hours will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor.

Students belt their tunes, bust their moves at Apollo Night Variety Show
Ohio University held its the Apollo Night Variety Show, a talent competition modeled after “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” on Feb. 7 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

University community invited to Distinguished Professor Lecture Feb. 24
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit invited the University community via e-mail to this year’s Distinguished Professor Lecture, Monday, Feb. 24, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in Alden Library’s Class of 1951 Lounge.

Feb 18, 2014
Study abroad trip to Ghana reconnects journalism student's family link
The 19 Ohio University students who participated in the Scripps College of Communication’s first study abroad trip to Ghana, Africa, were treated to a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience and, for one student, an opportunity to reconnect a family link that had been broken for about 250 years.

Zanesville Campus offering commercial aspects of energy development course
Michael Schor, lecturer of business management at Ohio University Zanesville, will offer a course entitled, “Commercial Aspects of Energy Development,” during summer semester.

Feb 19, 2014
Cameras give voice to children undergoing medical treatments
For her thesis project "Photographic Research Through A Child Life Lens," Katelyn Schlosser took cameras to a large freestanding children's hospital in the Midwest and gave them to a diverse group of five adolescents receiving pediatric cancer or hematology (blood disorder) services.

Film Division Sunday Night Screening Showcases At Sea
The Ohio University Film Division will be continuing its Sunday night film showcase Series Sea Here with At Sea, directed by Peter Hutton on Sunday, February 23 at 7 p.m.

Lancaster Campus women's basketball team plays in state semi-finals this weekend
For Ohio University Lancaster women’s basketball team player Kristy Swinehart, the Ohio Regional Campus Conference Tournament win this past weekend against Ohio University Chillicothe was a mix of emotions.

ONCA celebrating 15 years of helping to provide life-changing opportunities to OHIO students
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the founding of Ohio University's Office of Nationally Competitive Awards.

Terri Green: Teaching children to learn to read so they can read to learn
Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Education Terri Green and Ohio University Lancaster are partners in a state grant project to help area elementary school students read at their grade level by the third grade.

Theater Division Steps Up Production with CNC Router
Ohio University’s Theater Division is making advances in its set design with new technology. This semester the Theater Division of the School of Dance, Film, & Theater has collaborated with the School of Art + Design by utilizing its CNC Router (Computer Numerical Control) to produce a variety of ornate décor for its newest production “The 39 Steps.”

Feb 20, 2014
A reminder from Human Resources about annual performance reviews
University policy requires that performance evaluations are completed annually for all administrative and professional (A&P) and classified non-bargaining unit staff.

Alumni Association successful with A Dinner with 12 Strangers
Students gathered on February 9 to discuss their host’s past and the students’ future. A Dinner With 12 Strangers, a reoccurring event sponsored by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA), is an opportunity for students to strengthen their ties with alumni, learn about the possibilities after their time at Ohio University, and network with these professionals to help make their transition into the “real world” a bit easier.

Career & Leadership Development Center implementing changes
The Career & Leadership Development Center has implemented several changes in the past few semesters to better help students in their quests to future careers.

Finalists announced for southeastern Ohio’s 2013 Innovation Awards
Forty-six entrepreneurs and innovators are finalists for the 2013 Innovation Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. The winners in each of the six categories will be announced on Tuesday, March 18.

How a secret garden can teach the community about sustainability
Environmental studies graduate student Sarah Minkin pursues research and education initiatives to support sustainability.

New hybrid vehicles added to University rental fleet
Two brand new white 2014 Honda Insight Hybrids have joined the fleet to replace the highly sought after hybrid models previously rented out by Ohio University Transportation Services.

OHIO Safe and Secure: Responding to hazardous spills
For Ohio University departments that use potentially hazardous chemicals and materials, coming in contact with danger can be as simple as dropping a bottle or tipping over a beaker.

OHIO students to participate in Good Works WALK
The 12th annual Good Works WALK is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, in uptown Athens and will raise funds for Good Works’ Timothy House, the only homeless shelter in a nine-county region.

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Police training academy students make the grade
Program makes its mark in the region and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

Scripps alumni support of innovation, ideas
Ohio University couple Andy Alexander and Beverly Jones, both seasoned professionals in the communications industry, believe one thing will always be constant: change. That’s why they recently committed to establishing three funds through their estate that will help OHIO’s Scripps College of Communication and The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs keep pace with the future of innovative thinking, projects and technology.

Smart Phone Apps for Spring Break
Make sure you download these smart phone applications that will guarantee the best local restaurants, instantly call a cab, and help pay friends back for a dinner check that didn’t get split.

The Iron Man of Eastern Campus
After a half-century and three retirements, Mike McTeague proves the only constant is change.

Feb 21, 2014
OHIO community, Soledad O’Brien talk race in America
Ohio University students and educators past and present and members of the local community packed the Baker University Center Ballroom Thursday evening to join award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien in a conversation about race in America.

Psychology researchers examine how students with ADHD and other behavioral disorders can succeed in school
Ohio University's Center for Intervention Research in Schools

Feb 23, 2014
Black Diamond Awards honor outstanding women of color
For the second consecutive year during Black History Month, the Ohio University Black Student Union honored many of outstanding black women on the Athens Campus for their significant contributions.

Haley Duschinski to discuss international justice in Feb. 26 Science Café
Haley Duschinski, associate professor of sociology and anthropology and the director of the Center for Law, Justice and Culture, will deliver "Imagining International Justice," for her Science Café discussion on Feb. 26.

OHIO’s College Green steeped in University Libraries’ history
University Libraries’ occupied a total of five locations on Ohio University’s College Green over the course of the past 200 years. This map details those locations.

Feb 24, 2014
Electrical engineering alumnus crosses the country to give back and re-energize Ohio industry
A Silicon Valley venture capitalist and distinguished electrical engineering graduate of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology recently visited campus for a week as part of his mission to revive industry in Ohio.

Empowering Women of Ohio Week begins Feb. 24
The Empowering Women of Ohio (EWO), a group focused on the celebration of womankind, will sponsor "Empowering Women of Ohio Week," Feb. 24-28. This is a week of events designed to celebrate the rights of women and celebrate their differences and the good they have brought into the world.

Freshman ISE student’s social media fame takes him all the way to Super Bowl halftime
Ohio University freshman engineering student Logan Paul had a special assignment for Super Bowl XLVIII: Inspire viewers to #GetHyped for the Pepsi Halftime Show.

OHIO staffers to showcase their talents at annual faculty pageant
Ohio University faculty and staff will be showing off their talents at the fifth annual Ava Nichols' Faculty Pageant from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University Press celebrates 50th anniversary with open house
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Ohio University Press staffers welcomed the public into their office space for an open house on Feb. 21. This was an exciting conclusion to Ohio University Press Week.

Parking restrictions in effect at Convocation Center during high school basketball tournaments
A series of high school basketball tournament games played at the Convocation Center from Feb. 28 through March 15 will affect parking in lot 129 underneath the Convocation Center. All vehicles must be removed from lot 129 under the Convocation Center by the closure time, or they will be towed.

Public forums to be held to gather feedback on South Green Drive extension plan
The public is invited to give their feedback about plans to extend South Green Drive from its current end point near the New Life Assembly church, to connect with Mill Street.

Russ Prize recipient details breakthrough technology behind LASIK  and its future as smart scalpel for skin
In a Stocker Lecture presented by the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, 2013 Russ Prize recipient James J. Wynne discussed his contribution to the discovery of laser ablative photodecomposition, the technology behind LASIK and PRK vision correction surgeries, on Thursday at Baker University Center Theatre.

School of Music Chamber Orchestra Prepares for NYC Tour
The School of Music announced that the Chamber Orchestra will be embarking on a special NYC tour to take place during OU’s spring break on March 1-4 that kicks-off with a performance in Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 27.

Student Interest in Guitar Continues to Grow on Lancaster Campus
If you think you’ve noticed a lot of students with guitars on the Lancaster Campus lately, you are not imagining things.  What started out as a small student organization based around learning to play the guitar has turned into the largest folk guitar class for non-music majors on any Ohio University campus.

Students to learn about region during alternative spring break
The Ohio University Campus Involvement Center, in conjunction with Rural Action and the United Campus Ministries, is proud to offer its second annual "Go Beyond Athens: Spring Break Service Trip," a trip that focuses on the environmental and social issues affecting Southeast Ohio.

Feb 25, 2014
A reminder of spring semester final examination and grade submission deadlines
University Registrar Debra Benton sent the following message to OHIO faculty and staff Monday, Feb. 24 regarding final examination information and grade submission deadlines.

Illustrator’s “Fear Project” gives voice to what scares us
Julie M. Elman, an associate professor of visual communication, has solicited or received hundreds of tales of anxiety, worry, and unease. She's brought those concerns to life in a series of mixed media pieces.

Lancaster Campus women's basketball team wins state championship
The Ohio University Lancaster women’s basketball team is celebrating its first state championship in nine years. The OUL Lady Cougars won two games over the weekend at the state tournament in Chillicothe to claim the title. The last time the team won the title was 2005.

OHIO Innovation Study looks at opportunities to advance
Ohio University has undertaken an initiative to identify opportunities to advance the University’s agenda in innovation. The focus of the planning, which is led by Athens campus deans and senior leadership, is on developing strategies for collaborative research and innovative academic programs that benefit OHIO students and faculty, while engaging with communities regionally and globally.

Feb 26, 2014
18 students to spend spring semester studying in Rome
Eighteen Ohio University students will spend Spring Break in Rome, the Eternal City. From the first day, they’ll roam its historic center and periphery, exploring imperial temples and the Colosseum; Christian catacombs, churches, and the Vatican museums; as well as monuments and boulevards from the Fascist era.

Be on the lookout: Amphibians crossing the road
“We timed this just perfectly. Do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow? Do you know what’s happening today?” asked Dr. Scott Moody. “All those frogs and salamanders are just sticking their noses out. They are sensing the increasing temperature."

Compass emails to take Spring Break hiatus
In observance of Ohio University Spring Break, March 3-7, Compass emails will not be distributed during that week.

Contemporary history: The Cross and the Sword, Feb. 27
The Contemporary History Institute welcomes one of its own, alumni Dr. Jeremy Hatfield, who will speak on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Baker 242 at 4:30 p.m. to open the Spring Semester Lecture Series.

Dr. Jean Kilbourne interviewed about upcoming presentation on Lancaster Campus [AUDIO]
Dr. Jean Kilbourne is not alone anymore. But 40-some years ago that was not the case. In the late, 1960s, Kilbourne started studying the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders and addiction. At the time, her ideas were thought of as radical. Today more people are recognizing the issue as a real problem in our society.

Executive power: From the politics of hope to the politics of frustration
Months before debate erupted over the concept of the “imperial presidency” and “executive orders,” Dr. Kevin Mattson was at the Roosevelt Institute in Ireland detailing a view that the power asserted by FDR and used by LBJ was undermined by the Vietnam War—and that liberals are unlikely to sustain its return.

Great job Carlotta Hensler!
Compass features a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation.

Hicks: Climate change is more than one weather event
“A friend recently mentioned to me that he was having trouble believing in global warming after the record-setting cold weather this year. This reminded me that I had recently heard news of a record heat wave at the Australian Open tennis match,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Ohio University Professor of Physics, in the Columbus Dispatch.

How a meteorologist sees climate change, Feb. 27
Dr. Ryan Fogt presents “How a Meteorologist sees Climate Change” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens.

March 1 power outage rescheduled
In recognition of several scheduled campus events, leadership in Facilities Management has elected to reschedule the outage by dividing it into two shorter outages over this coming weekend. 

Miner on CBC: Ukrainians need united support to make their own choice
“If we are talking about Ukrainians making their own choice, they need support from the outside world, and they need it united,” said Dr. Steven Miner on CBC Canadian Radio.

OHIO Dance Division Hosts East-Central American College Dance Festival March 2-5
The Ohio University Division of Dance announced that they would host the East-Central American College Dance Festival from March 2-5 on the Athens campus and offers 5 free performances during the conference.

Professionals train students in historical document handling
Staff from the Athens County Historical Society and Museum visited Ohio University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology on Feb. 12 to provide a special training session for a dozen Arts & Sciences undergraduate students involved in the Appalachia Population History Project.

Program allows faculty, staff to use university plane for research travel
Program allows faculty, staff to use university plane for research travel

Student takes second in National Council for Black Studies contest
Ben Braddock ’15, majoring in Psychology and African American Studies, earned second place in the National Council for Black Studies College Student Essay Contest in February.

Three tips to avoid malware
Keep your devices updated, use anti-virus software, and learn how to recognize social engineering schemes.

Top 10 Reasons Students should use the Calendar of University Events
Have you ever spent time wondering what activities and events are taking place around your university? Well, you can find what you’re looking for in one spot! The OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) is an easy, free way to find out what is taking place on campus to maximize your college experience and help you get involved.

‘Critical Resistance in the Digital Age’ series planned
The Making and Breaking the Law theme group is coordinating a series of events on the theme of “Critical Resistance in the Digital Age” in Spring 2014.

Feb 27, 2014
Branding OHIO through its website: Part 3
Our website is an open door to all that the University has to offer – a virtual extension of the physical locations. The front door provides the best opportunity for Ohio University to make an initial impression that explains who we are and helps users find what they need.

Deane Webb named Ohio Volleyball head coach
Ohio University Athletics Director Jim Schaus named Deane Webb as the head coach of the Bobcats Women's Volleyball program Wednesday evening. He is the winningest head coach in Belmont University history.

Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery supports programs with potential for University-wide impact
Trustees of The Ohio University Foundation approved $100,000 of Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery support to fund four projects that benefit OHIO students, faculty, and staff at the Athens campus at their February 2014 meeting. The Konneker Fund supports innovative initiatives designed to advance undergraduate learning, research and graduate education that will have university-wide impact.

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series:  NFocus Executive Vice President Benjy Uhl
When Benjy Uhl started college nearly 20 years ago at Ohio University Lancaster, he knew he wanted to go into business or marketing.  Now, as executive vice president at NFocus in Lancaster, Uhl has put his knowledge of both of those fields to use by helping build an international data company from the ground up.

Latest news from the Chillicothe Campus
Scholarship endowment opens doors of opportunity, spring break plans and other news

OHIO charitable at 5th Annual “Bare on the Bricks”
More than 400 Ohio University students gathered at Baker University Center on Feb. 22 for the 5th Annual “Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile” charity event. Students donated clothing and funds to local charities totaling 40 bags of clothing and more than $2,100, an increase from last year.

OHIO earns high marks feedback in accreditation systems portfolio review
Ohio University is in good standing in the process to reaffirmation of accreditation, according to the findings of a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Systems Appraisal review that was returned to the University at the beginning of the month.

OHIO faculty, administrators show off talents during benefit pageant (PHOTO ESSAY)
Marc Barr and his company of glow stick dancers defeated six other Ohio University faculty members and administrators to win the fifth annual Ava Nichols' Faculty Pageant.

RecycleMania: Halfway done, 190,000 pounds of waste collected
By the end of this week, the annual multi-university recycling challenge known as RecycleMania will be halfway over. Already, Ohio University is off to a running start. In two weeks, Recyclemania has collected 190,000 lbs of materials. If this pace continues for the entire eight weeks, about 750,000 lbs ( or about three-quarters of a million) of waste could be recycled, says Andrew Ladd, Campus Recycling and Refuse manager.

Reddit co-founder and Imgur founder inspire next generation of Internet entrepreneurs
To Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, “entrepreneur is just French for ‘Has ideas, does them.’” His loose translation constituted the motivational theme for Monday’s stop — which featured special guest and Imgur founder Alan Schaaf, BSCS’ 10 — on Ohanian’s 77-university tour to promote his new book, Without Their Permission, to inspire attendees to start implementing their business ideas now, while they have the luxury of time, flexibility and a creative environment as students.

Rock for Tots scholarship endowment continues event’s theme of assisting area youth
A local musical fund-raising endeavor is extending its impact in a manner that strikes a chord with area youth by utilizing higher education to open doors for prospective students. The Rock for Tots, Inc. OU-C Scholarship Endowment, housed within The Ohio University Foundation, will provide financial support for an incoming Ohio University-Chillicothe freshman student from the region who demonstrates financial need and academic aptitude.

University announces special weekend dates for next two years
Ohio University has released the Family Weekend dates for the next two academic years.

What's in a name? Ask the Bobcat Depot...
Bobcat Essentials and the Tech Depot are coming together, and so are their names. The new, combined operation will be called the Bobcat Depot.