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Apr 2, 2012
$5 million federal grant awarded to Ohio University nursing program
Ohio University’s School of Nursing has been awarded a nearly $5 million federal grant to train unemployed nurses and those seeking to increase their credentials.

April Alumni Association newsletter now available
"OHIO Alumni," the Ohio University Alumni Association’s monthly newsletter, is now available to view online.

Bobcats provide opportunities for local youth to play soccer
Players on the Ohio Soccer program have set aside time to volunteer in their community. Created in 2011, the Bobcat Soccer Club is an organization which student-athletes effectively use as a way of giving back to Athens and Southeast Ohio.

Entrepreneur events to help launch student, local businesses
Companies can access up to $20,000 in funding opportunities, expert coaching

Former police chief says crime prevention is the goal
Baker Peace Conference speaker William Bratton, former police chief in New York City and Los Angeles, said the ultimate goal in police work is crime prevention.

Honors Tutorial College celebrates 40 years of academic excellence
Alumni, friends, faculty mentors and former deans will join Dean Jeremy Webster and the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) staff to celebrate the college’s 40th anniversary at the HTC Alumni Reunion on April 13 and 14.

Lancaster students put on egg hunt
The Easter Bunny was able to come a little early for dozens of children who are part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County, thanks to a little help from members of Phi Theta Kappa on the Ohio University Lancaster campus.

Online tutoring now available to all Ohio University Lancaster students 24/7
Tutoring help is now available at a student’s fingertips 24 hours a day for all Ohio University Lancaster students and could soon be available for students on the Ohio University Zanesville campus.

Senegalese basketball player to speak at Sports in Africa Conference
Renowned female Senegalese basketball player Astou Ndiaye-Diatta will discuss the intersection of gender, community and sports at the eighth annual Ohio University Sports in Africa Conference on Friday.

Apr 3, 2012
Author of new President Obama book to speak April 13
Mark P. Orbe, author of "Communication Realities in a 'Post-Racial' Society" will speak at Ohio University at 1 p.m. Friday, April 13, in the Scripps Hall Anderson Auditorium, room 111.

Great job Susan Hopkins!
Susan Hopkins is the November Classified Employee of the Month.

Kopchick receives Ohio Patent Impact Award
Ohio University scientist John Kopchick will receive the Ohio Patent Impact Award for his contributions to the development of a drug that treats acromegaly, a growth hormone disorder related to gigantism that affects thousands of people worldwide.

Ohio University Research Committee announces winter funding recipients
The Ohio University Research Committee (OURC) awarded $73,969 during its fall cycle of funding to ten faculty research, scholarship and creative activity projects.

Apr 4, 2012
Children's Holocaust art exhibit displayed in Baker Center
"Art of the Holocaust: From the Children, About the Children, For the Children," a traveling art museum, will be on display at Ohio University on April 1-30. It is located in the Multicultural Center Art Gallery in Baker University Center.

Jim Christian named head men's basketball coach
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus has named Jim Christian the new men's basketball head coach. He becomes the 17th head coach in school history.

NIH appoints González-Vallejo to national psychology research review board
NIH appoints González-Vallejo to national psychology research review board

Apr 5, 2012
College of Fine Arts 75th Anniversary Celebration Performance is April 14
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is celebrating their 75th Anniversary this year and we want the OHIO community and their legions of alumni to be a part of it!

Men's basketball finishes in Top 25 for first time
Ohio Men's Basketball finished No. 25 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, marking the first time the Bobcats have been ranked to end a season.

OPERS ERIP deadline is April 30
I would like to remind you about an important deadline regarding the Ohio Public Employees Retirement (OPERS) early retirement incentive plan (ERIP). The last day for enrolling in the plan is Monday, April 30, 2012. The ERIP will not be extended.

Ohio University, Ohio State team up to address gap in early-stage capital goal to provide venture funding for emerging technologies
The Ohio State University and Ohio University today announced that they are partnering to create a new commercialization and funding model. As part of that partnership, they have committed $35 million to the formation of a venture capital fund designed to meet the need for early-stage funding of innovative technology ventures.

Our Day is April 12
Calling all OHIO alumni: Celebrate Our Day with Ohio University on April 12!

Patton College of Education named top 100 graduate education program
The Patton College of Education has been ranked in the top 100 graduate education programs in the country according to the U.S. News and World Report.

President announces new partnership with The Ohio State University
On Thursday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire University community informing them of a new partnership with The Ohio State University.

President to make economic announcement today at noon
Today at noon, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Ohio State University President Gordon Gee will share information with the media about a new economic development initiative the two institutions are undertaking together.

Professor's new book sheds light on intercollegiate athletics
Ohio University Associate Professor of Sports Administration B. David Ridpath will speak about his new book, "Tainted Glory: Marshall University, the NCAA, and One Man's Fight for Justice," from 3-5 p.m. at Little Professor Bookstore (65 S. Court Street) on Wednesday, April 11.

Apr 6, 2012
Graduate student's feature film explores religious dogma
In his upcoming debut feature film, Lavender Rocks, Ohio University graduate student Bilal Sami uses a post-apocalyptic cult as a tool to explore religious extremism, family conflicts, and rituals at large.

NextGen Wireless pilot begins April 11
Individuals who work in the Computer Services Center (CSC) and the West Union Street Office Complex (WUSOC - formerly known as the HDL Center) will be the first to sample the much-anticipated NextGen Wireless upgrade when the Office of Information Technology begins piloting the new service on April 11.

Professor and feminist Nancy Naples to discuss gender in politics
Professor of sociology and women's studies at the University of Connecticut Nancy Naples will speak at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in Walter Hall 135.

Apr 9, 2012
Budget Planning Council to hold forum April 11
The Budget Planning Council will hold an open forum on Wednesday, April 11 from noon to 1 p.m. in W115 Grover Center.

Ellery Golos Lecture to examine social media
Adam Hochberg, a 1985 Honors Tutorial College graduate, plans to share his media expertise with alumni and students this weekend as part of the HTC 40th anniversary reunion.

LGBT Spectacular Spring offers full calendar of events
Ohio University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center has an eventful spring quarter for students looking to get involved this Spectacular Spring. Pride Week kicks off Monday, April 9, and continues through Saturday, April 14.

Ohio University to raze West State Street chimney, plans historical markers
Ohio University will demolish an 85-ft. stand-alone chimney on April 11. The chimney is located in the research park on West State Street behind the Innovation Center.

Schuneman Symposium Looks At media’s impact on social movements
The fourth annual Schuneman Symposium will bring together industry professionals to discuss their takes on social movements and how media plays a role in these events.

Apr 10, 2012
Bringing fresh, local and quality food to OHIO students
The throng of people across Morton Hill waiting to finally swipe their IDs in at Shively Court confirms what everyone already knows: college students like to eat.

Message received: Graduate student combats information bottlenecks in technology networks
When you make a cell phone call, a signal is transmitted from your phone to a tower, and then to the phone of the person whom you're calling. But what if that tower was destroyed? Natural disasters, war and other factors quickly could disable our telecommunications systems.

University welcomes educational reformer Deborah Meier
Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education will welcome Educational Reformer Deborah Meier on April 16 for a talk and reception.

Apr 11, 2012
'Small, Beautifully Moving Parts' gears up for theatrical debut
What started as a web series about a woman fascinated by technology and modern gadgets is transitioning from computer screens to theater screens as "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" embarks on its theatrical debut, May 11 at New York City’s Cinema Village.

Earth month is underway
Ohio University's annual Earth Month celebration, hosted by the Office of Sustainability, is underway.

Konneker Medal Design Competition: Call for Entries
Ohio University seeks submissions from students and alumni for a competition that will select a design for the Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. The winning design will receive $2,000 in prize money.

Lot closures frequent in spring quarter
Due to the proliferation of events on and around the Ohio University Athens campus this quarter, there will be a higher than usual number of lot closures. Parking Services is urging drivers to pay attention to posted lot closures to avoid the inconvenience of having a vehicle towed.

Residence Challenge to align with Earth Month
This year the Office of Sustainability’s Residence Challenge will switch quarters to collaborate with Earth Month.

The art of education: Giving to a regional campus
Aside from his wife and daughters, the late Robert Morrison, a Zanesville-based pediatrician, had two life-long passions: health care and artwork.

Traveling art memorial for fallen Marines visits campus April 12-14
The Combat Veterans Club and University College will host the "Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company Memorial Traveling Tour," April 12-14 in the Baker University Center in the fifth floor atrium.

Apr 12, 2012
Alumna has 28 years of continuous giving - and counting
When Denice Korcal left Ohio University in 1984, she did so with an interesting mission: she decided she would give back to the University at least as much as she received in financial assistance as a student.

Athens International Film and Video Festival kicks off Friday
The Athens International Film and Video Festival is getting ready to roll out the red carpet for film connoisseurs during its 39th annual event, April 13-19.

HTC students earn Goldwater recognition
The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) has announced that Ethan Cottrill has been named as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship this year. Additionally, Anna Nkrumah and Sarah Wyss have been named Honorable Mention recipients.

Keith Milam to discuss geology of Mars and Earth in Science Café
Department of Geological Sciences Professor Keith Milam will lead the next Science Café at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the Baker University Center Front Room.

Kersell receives regional Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
Heath Kersell, a doctoral student in physics at Ohio University, has received the 2012 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award from the Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS). The award recognizes his research on molecular machines, a promising new area of nanotechnology.

Multicultural Center kicks off quarter with Holocaust-centered programs
The Office of Multicultural Programs will open spring quarter with a series of events focused on the Holocaust.

OHIO to burn only natural gas for spring, summer
For the next five months, Ohio University's Lausche Heating Plant will operate entirely on natural gas.

OhioMeansInternships.com helps Ohio businesses and students connect
Finding quality internships and experiential learning opportunities can be an important part of an Ohio student's career development as well as an important component of a company’s business plan. OhioMeansInternships.com can help students connect with interested businesses.

Provost and VPFA update faculty and staff on COMPENSATION 2014
On Thursday Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an email to all Ohio University faculty and staff regarding the phased compensation project.

Women's Center to host annual Take Back the Night Week and other great events
The Ohio University Women's Center is featuring several keynote speakers as well as distinguished events and programs this quarter.

Apr 13, 2012
Better Together Campaign coordinating Hocking River cleanup April 28
n continuance of the nationwide Interfaith Challenge, United Campus Ministry and the Better Together Campaign at Ohio University will partner with Friends of the Hocking to host an Interfaith River Clean-Up. The event will take place April 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

President updates OHIO on Winter Closure Plan
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff updating them on the Winter Closure Plan.

University searching for new board of trustees secretary
The Ohio University Board of Trustees is searching for the next board secretary to replace Thomas Davis, who will retire from the position on June 30. To prepare for a smooth transition, the Board of Trustees has formed a committee to conduct an internal search to identity a permanent replacement.

Apr 15, 2012
Award-winning documentary carries Earth Month into third week
Educating students on natural resource depletion is a key driver of this year's Earth Month celebration.

OHIO tops MAC in RecycleMania 2012
Following eight weeks of intercollegiate recycling competition, Ohio University's Athens campus finished first among Mid-American Conference (MAC) schools.

Take Back the Night Week kicks off Monday
Amid news reports of continued sexual assault and domestic abuse stands Take Back the Night, an annual women's safety and empowerment week.

Apr 16, 2012
Bidding on men's basketball championship banners ends today
In celebration of Ohio Basketball's historic run to the Sweet Sixteen, Ohio Athletics is proud to launch the Championship Banner Auction. The auction provides Bobcat fans, friends and alumni the opportunity to own a truly one-of-a-kind piece of Ohio Basketball history.

Budget forum reviews recommendations
On April 11, the Budget Planning Council (BPC) held an open forum to update the community on University budget recommendations.

College of Fine Arts celebrates 75th anniversary [VIDEO]
College of Fine Arts celebrated 75 years of success last weekend. Check out this video to see some of the highlights.<br />

Former Bobcat named top 'Forty Under 40'
Ohio University alumnus Emilio Collins has been named Sports Administration Journal’s top "Forty under 40."

Full week of Earth Month events ahead
It is a busy week with Earth Month in Athens.

Generations of 'Posties' return for The Post 100th anniversary
Hundreds of "Posties" past and present gathered in Athens this weekend for The Post's 100th Anniversary.

Marching 110 alumni giving surges in honor of Socciarelli
The passing of Ronald Socciarelli, former director of bands and the Marching 110, has inspired many OHIO alumni and friends to unite in honor his life and accomplishments. Socciarelli passed away on Feb. 2 at the age of 79.

OHIO selected for student engagement study
Late in fall quarter Ohio University received an invitation to participate in the project, “Learning to Improve: A Study of Evidence-Based Improvement in Higher Education,” funded by the Spencer Foundation and conducted by researchers from the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

President's address to Board of Trustees to be streamed April 20
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis’ address to the Board of Trustees on April 20 will be streamed live on the president’s website.

Rev. Jesse Jackson adds voice to 2012 Schuneman Symposium
On Wednesday, April 11, in the Baker Ballroom, Rev. Jesse Jackson drew parallels between some of the Civil Rights events he experienced firsthand in the 1960s and the current event of an unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin killed by a volunteer neighborhood watchman in Miami, Fla., during the Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media.

Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign begins this week
The Sexual Assault Prevention campaign kicks off during the national Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, and is designed to bring attention to the fact that sexual assault is a crime -- as well as a crime of opportunity.

University recognizes first Classified Development Program graduates
After taking one course for 10 consecutive quarters to earn a professional development certificate, seven Classified Development Program graduates gathered with friends and coworkers to celebrate their accomplishment.

Word on the Street - Students reveal favorite Ohio University sport
Join journalism major Brianna DiPilato as she asks Ohio University students which OHIO sport they enjoy watching the most!<br />

Apr 17, 2012
OhioBobcats.com sets traffic record in March
OhioBobcats.com The Official Website of Ohio University Athletics experienced its highest traffic total ever as the site received 1,066,163 page views in the month of March, totaling a growth of 135 percent.

OhioHealth and OU-HCOM Enter Formal Agreement to Support New Dublin Campus
New Affiliation Expands Clinical Rotations, Residency and Fellowship Programs at OhioHealth for OU-HCOM students, interns and residents

University Advancement enters final phase of The Promise Lives Campaign for Ohio University during Spring Alumni Weekend
Ohio University entered the final phase of The Promise Lives Campaign during the OHIO Alumni Association’s Spring Alumni Weekend, April 13-15, in Athens. This $450 million effort already has raised more than $385 million in support of students, faculty, programs, outreach and select facilities.

Wireless pilot expands to Alden, Baker and Stocker ahead of schedule
OIT announced that Alden Library, Baker University Center, and Stocker Center will be added to the NextGen wireless pilot on April 30, seven days ahead of schedule.

Apr 18, 2012
Biophysicists reveal new picture of nervous system function
Study may improve understanding of health disorders such as Lou Gehrig’s disease

Can a video game ward off the dreaded 'Freshman 15?'
What at first glance looked like pure entertainment was actually part of a research project to measure whether new, active game systems such as the Xbox Kinect can help combat the infamous "Freshman 15" weight gain among college students.

Celebrating 50 years of involvement with President Emeritus Vernon R. Alden
On May 11, 1962, Vernon R. Alden was inaugurated as the 15th president of Ohio University. This year, Ohio University Libraries is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Emeritus President Alden's inauguration with events and accolades.

Ohio Valley Summer Theater holding auditions April 21-22
Ohio Valley Summer Theater, now in its 62nd year of Community Theater, will be holding auditions for "The Cherry Orchard" and technical interviews for the summer season on April 21-22 from 1-6 pm in Glidden Hall, rooms 476 and 480.

Physical therapy students win statewide competition
A group of Ohio University graduate students attended the Ohio Physical Therapy Association’s Annual Conference last month and walked away with a first-place trophy in the event’s Student Challenge competition.

Scripps Alumnus establishes endowed scholarship in honor of friends he lived with at OHIO
Bill Brand of Williamsville, N.Y., who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 1987from Ohio University, visited campus this past weekend to announce the establishment of the 73 West State Award.

Student artist wins Fulbright to study cargo truck art in India
Cayla Skillin-Brauchle, a second year MFA student in the College of Fine Arts printmaking program, earned a creative research Fulbright U.S. Student Program award to study in Mumbai, India, next year.

Apr 19, 2012
Police chief warns students about suspicious door-to-door solicitors
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers said his department has received several reports of suspicious door-to-door solicitation in campus residence halls. He is asking students to call OUPD if this happens to them.

Tech Depot to host NextGen wireless test drive on Friday
Bring your favorite WiFi device to the Tech Depot on Friday, April 20 between 8 am and 5 pm. OIT will have a NextGen access point turned on during those hours, and staff will be on hand to answer questions and show you how your device works with the new wireless. 

Apr 20, 2012
Alumni Leaders Conference celebrates alumni chapters and societies
Last weekend 54 alumni from across the globe representing Ohio University alumni chapters, societies and the Alumni Association Board of Directors attended the annual Alumni Leaders Conference in Athens.

Boys and Men Healing film screening At Ohio University
On Tuesday, April 24, WOUB Public Media, the Scripps College of Communication and the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a screening of Boys and Men Healing, a leading documentary produced by Big Voice Pictures about the effects of male child sexual abuse and the importance of healing, speaking out, and advocating for ending the cycle of the sexual abuse of boys.

Expo Preview: A robotic snowplow teaches engineering students navigation skills
A group of Ohio University student engineers have an answer to one of winter’s most vexing chores. A robot they designed will plow snow by itself. It will go around obstacles. It will even do all of this without so much of a promise of hot chocolate afterward.

Great job Brandon Houseman!
Meet Brandon Houseman, December Classified Employee of the Month.

Highlighting the Green: April 2012 [VIDEO]
Ohio University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are accomplishing remarkable feats every day. Collectively, these achievements are elevating our university's national profile and showing the world what it means to be green. This special video encapsulates a few of the recent triumphs that have added new chapters to OHIO's legacy of excellence.<br /><br />

Joint police cruiser design application
The Joint Police Advisory Council is holding a contest for the graphic design of a joint police vehicle. The contest is open to the public; however teams must register their intent to submit a graphic design by completing this application.

Journalism major earns Fulbright to the UK
Senior journalism major Adam Liebendorfer became the first ever Ohio University student to receive a Fulbright in the United Kingdom.

NFA National Tournament under way at Ohio University
Ohio University welcomes more than 900 students from across the nation as the 2012 National Forensic Association (NFA) National Tournament kicks off today and runs through Monday, April 23.

Ohio University trustees approve tuition increases, take action on mineral rights recommendations
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved a 3.5 percent tuition and general fee increase for students on the Athens campus, among other actions.

University ready to welcome Moms May 4-6
University ready to welcome Moms May 4-6

Apr 22, 2012
OHIO physician adds daughter's cause to Race for a Reason charities
Lilly's Sunshine is one of about 20 charities that the Ohio University community will be fundraising for during the O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason events on April 28.

OHIO students connect to the community with local food
Ohio University students celebrated Earth Month with free food and a side of sustainability Wednesday during the "Mackin' on Local Foods" event.

Recap of the Ohio Shale Energy conference
Conference participants received first hand advice from industry experts about the factors driving Ohio’s booming shale energy industry and the necessary steps to get involved.

Apr 23, 2012
The Warsaw Ghetto: The Experience of a Young Girl is Tuesday
Wanda Wolosky, a survivor of the Warsaw Ghetto, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 24 in the Baker University Center Theatre as part of the Holocaust Memorial Program.

President invites OHIO to the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire University community inviting them to the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.

Registrar updates faculty and staff on final grades and exams
On April 23, the Office of the Registrar sent an email to all Ohio University faculty and staff about final grades and final examinations.

Apr 24, 2012
A tradition of giving that began with a love story
Alan Riedel began his undergraduate career at Ohio University in the fall of 1948. He was awarded a full-tuition scholarship, which at the time was $45.

Athens couple receives Ohio Arts Council Awards
Two distinguished members of the Athens community received Ohio Arts Council Awards for their prose in fiction and nonfiction.

City of Athens and University sign memorandum of understanding
On Tuesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire OHIO community about a new memorandum of understanding between the University and the City of Athens.

Faculty Showcase: Using Mobile Tablets in the Higher Education Classroom to Enhance Teaching and Learning
To find out how students use 4G/WiFi tablets, join several OHIO faculty members on Monday, April 30 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319) for an Academic Technologies Faculty Showcase.

Faculty look at how students use mobile devices
What happens when you turn two classes full of students loose with 4G/WiFi tablets for an entire quarter? Several faculty members and the Office of Information Technology’s Emerging Technologies decided they’d like to know.  <br />

Human genome expert to discuss DNA sequencing technologies May 2
Jeff Schloss, program director from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), will present a talk called “A Revolution in DNA Sequencing Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities” on Wed., May 2, at 2 p.m. in Stocker Center 103.

Scott Named as Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Madeleine Scott as interim dean of the College of Fine Arts.

Sports Business Association remembers peer at Saturday's Race for a Reason
In memory of a former classmate, sports business students are raising money for the Bradley Allen Moorhead Scholarship during the O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason charity event April 28.

Apr 25, 2012
Classified Development Program information session is May 3
Classified Senate and University Human Resources will host an information session on Thursday, May 3, that will answer any questions about the next Classified Development Program, which begins in the fall.

Cyberbullying study finds it doesn't stop after high school
Cyberbullying is an area of rising concern in higher education. A multi-institutional study conducted by the Division of Student Affairs and the Center for Higher Education is providing insight into just how prevalent the problem is among undergraduate students.

Faculty Showcase to present research on mobile tablets
The Office of Information Technology will offer the next Academic Technologies' Faculty Showcase from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Monday April 30, in Alden Library 319.

HTC celebrates 40 years in style
Alumni and friends from as far away as California and Washington state reunited at 35 Park Place on April 13 and 14 to celebrate the Honors Tutorial College’s (HTC) 40 years of tutorial-based education.

More than 600 Ohio University students to showcase research, creative work May 3
More than 600 Ohio University students will present original work at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo Thursday, May 3.

OHIO ASL Club members experience the rich history of Gallaudet University
During their recent trip to Gallaudet University in Washington D.C., 11 American Sign Language Club members from Ohio University-Chillicothe and Ohio-University Lancaster used American Sign Language (ASL) to explore deaf culture at the historic university.

Ohio University Debate Team finishes 5th in nation at NFA
The Ohio University Speech and Debate Team finished in fifth place at this past weekend’s National Forensics Association tournament hosted on the Athens campus.

Students in health care see how a dose of teamwork can help patients
On Tuesday night at Irvine Hall, faculty from the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) gathered with budding OHIO health professionals to discuss a hypothetical botched hospital visit.

Apr 26, 2012
Alden Library wireless upgrade starts today
The Alden Library wireless upgrade that was scheduled for April 30 has been moved up to today, April 26, at 1 p.m.

Athens Beautification Day looks to strengthen and maintain community
Athenians are catching a healthy dose of Spring fever this Sunday in time for this year’s Athens Beautification Day.

Delta Zeta to hostold fifth Annual tug-o-war charity event Sunday
The Omicron Gamma chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority will be raising money for the Painted Turtle Camp by hosting a tug-o-war competition on Sunday. Teams in the competition consist of five people and costs $50 per team. Money from the participants plus direct donations will hopefully reach the sorority''s goal of $7,000.

Wiffleball tournament and home run derby is Moms Weekend
The Southern Ohio Copperheads will host the first-ever Wifflemania wiffleball tournament and home run derby on Saturday, May 5, at Ohio University’s McCracken Field.

Word on the Street: Athens Film Festival [VIDEO]
Student Brianna DiPilato asks film buffs what they thought about this year's Athens International Film and Video Festival in this short video.

Apr 27, 2012
Becky Watts to join Board of Regents
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff about the departure of Chief of Staff and Special Assistant to the President Becky Watts.

College of Fine Arts moves up in graduate school rankings
According to the U.S. News and World Report 2013 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools Ohio University's College of Fine Arts and two of its graduate programs have moved up in their rankings.

Former Lancaster student returns to campus for LGBT workshop
Mickey Hart, director of Ohio University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Center wants make sure people in the LGBT community feel just as safe on Ohio University’s regional campuses as they do in Athens.

OU-HCOM mourns death of preeminent scientist
Leonard D. Kohn, M.D., help lead diabetes research efforts

OUPD updates campus on Friday incident
On Friday, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers sent an email to the Athens campus updating them about an incident on campus.

Startup Weekend winners develop prototype technologies for students, farmers, fish tanks
The winners of the first Athens Startup Weekend have developed prototype technologies for flash cards for school kids, a web interface for farmers market patrons and a temperature gauge for fish tanks.

Apr 29, 2012
30 Mile Meal Discovery Day punctuates final week of Earth Month 2012
The community's 30 Mile Meal Project – which supports the growth of local food markets within a 30-mile radius of Athens – has evolved into a model for local food initiatives.