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May 1, 2012
Annual Scripps Celebration honors alumni, faculty, staff
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University recognized outstanding faculty and staff and inducted an alumnus and a foundation into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 29, at the Scripps College Celebration in Baker Center on the Ohio University campus.

College of Fine Arts celebrates 75 years
On April 13-15, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts welcomed alumni and friends from as far away as Texas and California to celebrate the College of Fine Arts 75 years of inspiring lives.

Genomics Facility celebrates five years of biological research advances
Located on the top floor of Porter Hall, the Genomics Facility may be unfamiliar to some Ohio University faculty and students, but for those who conduct research on genetic issues—from plant biology and human pathogens to the biological roots of social anxiety—the facility has made a big impact on their work since its launch five years ago.

Innovation Engine program seeks digital media startups for summer boot camp
Entrepreneurs can access up to $20,000 in seed funding, expert coaching

Ohio University Multimedia Society networks in D.C.
Students in the Ohio University Multimedia Society (OUMS), most of whom study in the School of Visual Communication, traveled to the nation’s capital April 19-22 for networking opportunities and tours of companies that utilize multimedia.

University named the world’s best postgraduate sports course provider
Ohio was the sole course provider to get 100 per cent of its 2009 graduates full-time jobs within the sports industry just 12 weeks after graduating and its MBA and Master of Sports Administration also achieved the highest total satisfaction percentage.

May 2, 2012
Concur reports must be submitted by July 1
The Office of Procurement Services reminds Ohio University that as the University approaches the Fiscal Year end that all Concur reports must be created, submitted and approved for transactions that post to an faculty or staff member's PCard or occur as reimbursables prior to July 1, 2012.

Patton College to host Art Extravaganza Monday
The Patton College of Education will host its sixth annual Art Extravaganza from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the McCracken Hall lobby.

Transportation and Parking Services provide safe and reliable opportunities for students
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services encourages everyone to take advantage of free transportation opportunities offered year round.

May 3, 2012
Insurance requirements for consultants and non-consultants initiated
Ohio University has recently initiated insurance requirements for non-consultants and consultants as they relate to non-construction projects.

Lancaster campus baseball team wins first division championship
The Ohio University Lancaster baseball team has won its first division championship.

May 7 event looks at upcoming IT improvements and changes
New wireless, an updated Blackboard, web collaboration tools, a possible replacement for McAfee Virus Scan/Virex, and security topics like network registration, NESSUS scans, and personal encryption software all are on the agenda for the OIT's spring NextGen Information Session.

May Alumni Association newsletter now available
The May issue of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s newsletter, "OHIO Alumni," is available now to view online.

OUAA offers Senior Gift packages through the Bobcat Store
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is helping send off seniors with special offers for Senior Gifts at the online Bobcat Store.

Pain, Death & Healing photo exhibit on display
An exhibit of renowned photojournalist Lynn Johnson's work is on display on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

President and Mayor address unacceptable behavior
On Thursday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl sent an email to the entire OHIO community regarding behavior at fests.

Sign up for emergency text messages is quick, easy
With spring and summer comes the threat of severe weather. The Department of Risk Management and Safety wants to ensure that all Ohio University faculty and staff receive any emergency text messages.

Spring Dance Concert is May 18 and 19
The Ohio University School of Dance will present its annual Spring Concert on May 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater in Putnam Hall.

Sustainability Council seeks feedback from regional campuses
The Presidential Advisory Council for Sustainability Planning (PACSP) has been working alongside more than 60 students, faculty, staff and community members for the past few months in an effort to develop the first draft of the Ohio University Climate Action Plan (CAP).

Vice president of student affairs leaves a legacy
Nearly two dozen students gathered in the lobby of Perkins Hall on East Green Tuesday night for a farewell gathering featuring Kent Smith, vice president of student affairs at Ohio University.

May 4, 2012
2012 graduates need to purchase cap and gown
If you are interested in participating in the Commencement ceremony, and have not yet purchased your cap and gown visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/ohiocapgown.

A look back at Earth Month 2012
This April, community and University organizations collaborated to bring nearly 90 sustainability-themed events to campus as part of Ohio University's annual Earth Month celebration.

Alumni and Friends establish fund for Galbreath Memorial Chapel
An annual giving program that aims to benefit The Helen Mauck Galbreath Memorial Chapel Building (commonly known as Galbreath Chapel) has been established by a group of Ohio University alumni and friends to support and enhance the revered space located on the University's College Green in Athens.

Annual International Week begins May 13
The 2012 International Week, "Bobcat Tales: Celebrating Ohio's International History," will host a series of cultural events from May 13 until May 20. This annual celebration will offer music, food, crafts and speakers from over 100 countries.

OHIO's summer programs offer go-getters early college experiences
This summer, students are once again being offered an opportunity to engage in the college experience ahead of time, through Ohio University’s Early Start and Honors Academy programs.

School of Music students thankful for past OHIO president's philanthropy
Robert Glidden, OHIO's 19th President, and his wife, Rene, established the Robert and Rene Glidden Endowed Music Scholarship to help ensure music majors can get have access to a college degree. The newest recipients have been announced.

Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign launches informational website
Ohio University recently added an online component to an ongoing communications campaign aimed at preventing sexual assault.

Three OU-HCOM students selected as Albert Schweitzer Fellow
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced that three students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) are among the next class of 16 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows.

University bans use of 15-passenger vans
A new vehicle policy signed by President Roderick J. McDavis will ban the use of 15-passenger vans at the University effective July 1. This letter from Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Safety Joe Adams explains why the decision was made.

May 7, 2012
Bike Rodeo rides into Athens Community Center
The 11th annual Athens Bike Rodeo rides into the Athens Community Center, Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

Check out the latest Environmental Health and Safety newsletter
The spring issue of the Environmental Health and Safety newsletter is now available. This issue addresses cigarettes, allergies and snakes.

Chemical engineering students place at regional chemical car competition
Sophomores and juniors studying chemical engineering at Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology are headed to a national chemical car competition after placing third at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student regionals April 20-21 at the University of Akron.

Classified Senate searching for new members
Classified Senate is looking for new members to fill positions set to expire at the end of June.

Health kiosk installed in Academic & Research Center; part of Russ College research project
A kiosk that measures blood pressure, weight and body fat composition has been installed in the Academic & Research Center (ARC), near room 145. The kiosk is part of a collaborative project between the Russ College and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to build an affordable health kiosk.

Mill Fest Green Team volunteers needed Saturday
Ohio University is seeking faculty and staff members to serve on its Green Team this weekend at Mill Fest. Each person will be paid $50 for a four-hour shift.

New Konneker Fund supports innovative learning and discovery
New Konneker Fund supports innovative learning and discovery

President updates OHIO on chief of staff search
On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff the updating them on the progress of the search committee for a chief of staff and special assistant to the president.

Robe Leadership Institute scholars visit San Diego, meet with industry leaders
Students who took part in the fall Robe Leadership Institute's seminar class  traveled to San Diego over spring break for lessons in corporate leadership.<br />

Student Expo announces 2012 award recipients
Student Expo announces 2012 award recipients

May 8, 2012
Campus visits for finalists for vice president for student affairs announced
The search committee for the vice president for student affairs has announced that three finalists have been selected for campus visits on May 11, 14 and 16.

Check out the latest news from Ohio University Press
Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press.

Great job Kristin Roberts!
Kristin Roberts is the January Classified Employee of the Month. Read more about her in this Q&A.

Mechanical engineering students to demonstrate senior capstone designs Saturday
Eight teams of senior mechanical engineering students from Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology will show off their original, assistive technology projects on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. at Stocker Center.

May 9, 2012
Ben Wallace to be second speaker in Alden Library Graduate Student Research Series
Ohio University Libraries and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), will be hosting Ben Wallace as the second speaker in the Graduate Student Research Series @ Alden.

Engineering students design to make a difference for local businesses
This Saturday, Ohio University's senior mechanical engineering majors will showcase their capstone design projects – the culmination of an entire academic year's worth of research, planning and development. But their final student contribution will far outlast their days at Russ College.

OHIO celebrates 27th Spring Literary Festival May 9-11
May 9 through May 11, the Program in Creative Writing at Ohio University will present the 27th Spring Literary Festival, featuring the prestigious writers Denise Duhamel, Terrance Hayes, Amy Hempel, Richard Rodriguez and Susan Orlean.

OHIO paints the town purple in preparation for Friday's Relay for Life
Ohio University is painting the town purple to raise awareness for its 10th annual Relay for Life event on Friday, May 11.

OHIO renews call for Green Team volunteers
On Wednesday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding reissued their request that Athens campus faculty and staff volunteer as Green Team members.

Professor to address American war on Tuesday
Brian McAllister Linn will present, "The American Way of War: Creating a Vision of Conflict," at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Baker University Center 231. The talk is sponsored by the Ohio University Contemporary History Institute.

Professor to speak about male reproduction during the Cold War
Carolyn Herbst Lewis, assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University, will present "Showing Men the Love: Male Reproductive Health and Sexual Citizenship in Cold War America," at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 10 in Baker University Center 231. The talk is sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute.

Successful collaboration celebrated by Scripps College and Guyana officials
On Tuesday, May 1, Dr. Paloma Mohamed joined Scripps College of Communication staff and Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States Barney Karran, in celebrating a recent collaborative project between the University of Guyana and the Scripps College of Communication.

Youngest Hiroshima bomb survivor to give keynote address at International Week
Koko Kondo, the youngest survivor of the World War II nuclear bomb attack in Hiroshima, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2012 International Week. She will present, "Sixty-Seven Years After the A-Bomb: Personal Thoughts and Reflections on Hiroshima," at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

May 10, 2012
Alumni Association partners with Passion Works Studio
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is teaming up with Passion Works Studio to produce unique OHIO-themed products for the online Bobcat Store.

Alumni Association’s Monomoy Weekend is June 22-24
The annual Monomoy Weekend, hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England, will be June 22-24 in Chatham, Mass.

Communications Studies students raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Students in Communication Studies Professor Candice Thomas-Maddox’s COMS 405 class at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center are trying to make a fundraising hole-in-one for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County. The Meeting and Event Planning Class is putting together a golf outing benefit for the child mentoring organization.

Emeriti Association induction ceremony is May 17
The Ohio University Emeriti Association will induct 48 new members on Thursday, May 17.

International Photography Contest winners announced
Winners of the 2012 Office of Education Abroad International Photography Contest will be recognized Monday at an open house reception at Court Street Coffee.

Stalwart OHIO supporter funds student scholarships for the University’s Promise Lives Campaign
Charles “Chuck” Stuckey and his wife Marilyn are no strangers to Ohio University – nor are they unfamiliar with giving back to his alma mater. The Stuckeys’ most recent gift – $2 million toward the University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – will go to four separate student scholarships, including one for the regional campus that gave Charles Stuckey his start.

Students invited to taste new cultures Wednesday
On Wednesday, the Ohio University community will have an opportunity to savor both culture and cuisine at "A Taste of Study Abroad."

May 11, 2012
Chemical engineering graduate student wins National Science Foundation fellowship
A chemical engineering doctoral candidate has won a prestigious national fellowship from the National Science Foundation and the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes.

Consul-general of Japan to speak on campus Monday
Kuninori Matsuda, consul-general of Japan in Detroit, will speak about the importance of learning Japanese in America at 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, in Alden Library 319.

Industrial and systems engineering alumna named Aerospace Pioneer of the Year
Toni (Smith) Brown, a 1980 industrial and systems engineering graduate of Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, recently received top honors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for her work in aerospace assembly and automation technology.

Mike Schmidt named to the 2012 MAC Hall of Fame class
Former Ohio University Baseball All-American Mike Schmidt was named to the 2012 Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame Induction Class today. Schmidt will be inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 17, at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel.

New scholarship honors advocacy of OU-HCOM dean
Jack Brose, D.O., the departing executive dean for health affairs at Ohio University and dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), has a new scholarship for medical students who want to become primary care physicians named in his honor.

OU-HCOM physiology professor named educator of the year
Richard Klabunde, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), received the 2012 Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Educator of the Year award from the American Physiological Society (APS).

YouTube physics and astronomy mini-movies highlight commitment to local community
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has launched a new mini-movies series about activities, tours and demonstrations from the department’s recent open house event.

May 14, 2012
Administrative Service Awards Ceremony is May 16
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. May 16 in the Baker Center Ballroom. The event recognizes administrators employed for 10 years or more for their service to the institution, and recognizes retiring administrators.

Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak event is May 17
The Athens City Commission on Disabilities is sponsoring the third annual Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Athens Community Center on East State Street in Athens, Ohio.

Sustainably growing a common experience
Picture a campus where students from every major are introduced to sustainability issues and concepts - plant biology students engaged in service learning help at the Athens Farmer’s Market, business students provide entrepreneurial advice to facilitate the success of local green businesses, and student publications provide in-depth coverage on everything from the local slow food movement to advances made by engineering professors in green technology.

Three sisters create endowed scholarship in honor of their father’s legacy
The Mann family proves that Bobcat pride runs deep. Sisters Julie Mann, Lisa Mann McCormick and Caroline Mann all attended Ohio University, following in the footsteps of their father, Hanly Mann.

VisCom student’s project featured on New York Times’ Lens blog
When School of Visual Communications (VisCom) student Ian Bates first stumbled on Cameron Bosser and J.R. Harrison making a carrot canon in Bosser’s yard last October, he was simply looking for something to photograph. Six months later those same photographs graced The New York Times’ Lens blog.

May 15, 2012
Athens campus faculty and staff asked to participate in Risk Management and Safety survey
On Tuesday, Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Safety Joe Adams sent an email to all Athens campus faculty and staff informing them of a Risk Management and Safety survey.

Culture Showcase Series and Authors@Alden to host 'Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana'
The Authors@Alden Series and the Culture Showcase Series are combining for a celebration of music, dance and performance called "Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana" from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

Juried student art exhibition opens at Lancaster campus
A photograph of a baby with angel wings, a painting of the earth in outer space and a pencil sketch of an ode to Charlie Chaplin will all be hanging on the walls of the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts as part of a Juried Student Art Exhibition at Ohio University Lancaster.

New Ohio University academic program will target diabetes care
Responding to escalating rates of diabetes in Appalachia and nationwide, Ohio University will begin offering an undergraduate certificate this fall that focuses on the disease and its management.

Ohio University hosts BioVenture and Innovation Showcase
Ohio University hosts BioVenture and Innovation Showcase

Registrar updates OHIO on Faculty and Advising Center outage and enhancements
On Tuesday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an email to all OHIO faculty and staff informing them of a a Faculty and Advising Center outage.

May 16, 2012
A Sense of Success: Alden’s Lynn Shostack Adaptive Technology Room
Senior Matt Burger’s relationship with his senses is a complicated one. He has been blind since age four. Despite this "disability," Burger is able to accomplish goals many said he just couldn’t do.

Campus visit provides Vinton County middle schoolers with a healthy vision of their futures
Last week, a few dozen Vinton County middle schoolers spent a few hours in Grover Center getting a taste of what college life would be like if they choose to become a Bobcat.

Educational Benefits Forms available
If your spouse, child and /or domestic partner plan to attend Ohio University in the fall of 2012, please submit an Educational Benefit Request Form, Qualified Dependents 2012-2013.

FOX News' Roger Ailes to speak at Ohio University
FOX News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will present "FOX News: Past, Present and Future," during a public lecture May 21 at Ohio University.

International Street Fair celebrates 30th anniversary Saturday
More than 30 student organizations and community groups will collaborate Saturday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Ohio University International Street Fair.

John Wesley Lowery to speak about FERPA
John Wesley Lowery, professor of higher education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will speak at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Baker University Center Theatre.

Koko Kondo tells story of growing up in Hiroshima after atomic bomb
Koko Kondo, the youngest survivor of the World War II nuclear bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan, brought a message of peace and love on Monday night during her keynote speech that kicked off Ohio University's 2012 International Week celebration.

OHIO names 2012 University Professors
Ohio University has named Associate Professor Hala Annabi, Associate Professor Samuel Girton, Associate Professor Jeffrey Rack and Associate Professor Thomas Vander Ven the 2012-2013 University Professors.

OU-HCOM assistant dean receives national lifetime achievement award
Peter Bell, D.O., MBA, an assistant dean at the Ohio University Hertiage College of Osteopathic Medicine received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to emergency medicine.

Ohio University Lancaster student first to register for semester classes
An Ohio University Lancaster campus student transitioning to Athens was the first student to register for classes under the new semester system. Zachary Riffle, of Circleville, said it was a simple process and went off without a hitch.

Ohio University Multimedia Society takes Washington D.C. trip [VIDEO]
Ohio University Multimedia Society took a trip to DC over the weekend. They visited various places and talked to alumni working in the field. Sites included NPR, PBS Kids, The White House, National Geographics, and nclud.

Open enrollment conducted online now through May 23
The open enrollment period will close at 11:59 PM Wednesday May 23, 2012. Any enrollment decisions you make will be effective July 1, 2012.

President invites OHIO to take survey on University brand and ads
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all OHIO faculty, staff and students inviting them to participate in a survey to help determine the future direction of Ohio University brand messaging and advertisements.

Purchasing warns of fraudulent PCard charges
On Tuesday, Laura Nowicki, director of procurement services, sent an email to all OHIO faculty and staff about possible fraudulent charged on PCards.

RSVP deadline for Men's Basketball Sweet 16 celebration is Friday
The Ohio men's basketball team will be honored with a special celebration on Monday, May 21 at the Convocation Center. The dessert-themed "sweet" celebration will begin at 7:30 pm with the price of admission set at $15.

University to hold next RCM Open Forums May 22
The University community is invited to attend Responsibility Center Management (RCM) Open Forums in Bentley Hall, room 124, on Tuesday, May 22 at noon and 4 p.m.

May 17, 2012
Celebrate Senior Week May 21-25
Seniors, get ready to go out with a bang! Senior Week, hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) and other campus offices, will be May 21-25.

Crime alert issued for robbery on Wednesday
At 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, a male student reported to Ohio University police that around 1 a.m. on the same day he was robbed in Emeriti Park while walking from Oxbow Trail toward Clippinger Hall.

Dancers, actors and singers sought for Ragtime musical
The Ohio Valley Summer Theater is seeking dancers, actors and singers for its July performance of the hit musical Ragtime.

Faculty, staff urged to contact OPERS, STRS regarding changes
In recent years, there have been a number of proposed changes to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPES) and the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS).

OHIO executive staff participate in Party Line radio show
Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith appeared on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" May 10.

OHIO honors outstanding administrators
Ohio University recognized some of its best administrative employees on Wednesday afternoon at the Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Administrators' Years of Service ceremony.

OHIO move-out services benefit the community
Beginning Monday, May 21, on- and off-campus collections sites will be accepting reusable goods, helping to divert waste from the landfill while serving a community in need.

Open enrollment meeting today
On Thursday, Ohio University Human Resources sent an email to all faculty and staff about an open enrollment meeting.

State Government Alumni Luncheon honors alumni in public service
The 29th annual Ohio University State Government Luncheon hosted by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs took place Wednesday, May 9. The event honored more than 150 alumni involved in service to the state of Ohio at the Athletic Club in Columbus.

State of the Region Conference helping local communities prepare for shale gas development
Area businesses, local governments and economic development professionals will convene on Ohio University's Athens campus Wednesday for the inaugural Appalachian "State of the Region Conference: Understanding the Boom-Bust Cycle for Greater Sustainability."

Theater transforms prisoners in playwright’s new “Puppet Man”
When graduate student playwright Andrew Black was picking out puppets for a show he was producing, he discovered that the School of Theater recently had received some of the inventory from an Ohio prison.

Time to vote for student senate elections
Ohio University Student Senate and Graduate Student Senate elections take place online from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (Thursday, May 17). Students, visit <a href="https://webapps.ohio.edu/stusenate">https://webapps.ohio.edu/stusenate</a> to vote.

Updated test scoring and course evaluation services available this summer
New capabilities and minor changes to a familiar service are in store when OIT upgrades its test scoring and course evaluation/survey processing systems for summer 2012.<br />

May 18, 2012
Mail Services updates Athens campus on My Digital Doorman
On Friday, Mail Services sent out an email to all Athens campus faculty and staff about My Digital Doorman.

New Campus Care medical director to focus on education, improving health care for Ohio students
John J. Kemerer, D.O., the new medical director of Campus Care, wants to move beyond treating Ohio University students when they’re sick. He sees lifelong health education as one of the most exciting job duties of the Campus Care director.

Summer hour guidelines released
To further support the work/life balance for University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

May 20, 2012
International Street Fair sets Court Street abuzz
Sunny weather welcomed the 30th annual Ohio University International Street Fair on Saturday, beckoning Ohio University students, faculty, staff and Athens residents alike for global education and entertainment.

May 21, 2012
Alumni Association partnership spotlight: Nationwide Insurance
The Ohio University Alumni Association and Nationwide Insurance have been in partnership since December 2010.

Alumni couple commits $200,000 in support of The Promise Lives Campaign
Bruce and Laura Brege came to HTC in 1974 and 1975 respectively, and although Bruce left to pursue a degree from the College of Business, they are fervent supporters of HTC and its pursuits.

Center for Entrepreneurship hosts second annual Idea Pitch Competition
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University hosted its the Idea Pitch Competition during the Student Research Expo at the Convocation Center. Nine enthusiastic student teams pitched their pioneering plans to the judges.

Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press
Click here to read the latest news from the Ohio University Press.

Postdoc poet receives national acclaim for new collection
In high school, Jaswinder Bolina was inspired by the verse he read by world-famous poets such as William Shakespeare and John Keats, but the idea of poetry as a career path didn’t set in until much later.

RCM Budget Forums to be held on May 22
Members of the University community will have two opportunities on May 22 to learn about the ongoing development of a Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budget model. An open forum will be held from 12:10-1 p.m. in Bentley Hall, room 124 and from 4:10-5 p.m. in Bentley Hall, room 124.

Summer maintenance keeps residence halls fresh
This summer Ohio University will see a variety of residential housing changes, most of which will remain routine.

May 22, 2012
Finalists for associate provost for faculty and academic planning visit Athens campus
Three candidates for the position of associate provost for faculty and academic planning will visit the Athens campus this week.

JIQ and PDQ and job evaluations freeze effective May 17
The COMPENSATION 2014 Project, which was launched on April 24 with the first meeting of the steering team, has begun in earnest as planning units across Ohio University froze Job Information Questionnaires (JIQ) and Position Description Questionnaires (PDQ) and job evaluations on May 17.

Support sought for Chris Hondros Scholarship Fund at Ohio University
Alumni and faculty of the School of Visual Communication (VisCom) at Ohio University are seeking monetary support to endow the Chris Hondros Scholarship Fund, which will honor the late alumnus and war photographer by supporting a graduate scholar in the school.

May 23, 2012
Division of Student Affairs receives $25,000 gift from OHIO parents to support student leaders
Mark Kerrigan and his wife, Susan Van Gelder, recently made a $25,000 commitment to OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs to establish the Kerrigan Family Scholarship.

How grassroots groups work to improve access to healthy food
Not everyone can buy healthy food—especially in rural Southeast Ohio, one of the poorest regions in the nation. That’s why Lindsey Rose is investigating food insecurity in Appalachia and how grassroots organizations mobilize people and resources to address the problem.

OMSAR director discusses the future changes in the office
As the University transitions from quarters to semesters next fall, the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention staff is developing creative ways to continue to serve Ohio University students.

Ohio University’s Walter International Education Center: One year later
On March 7, 2011, the Walter International Education Center (WIEC) officially opened for business.

Parking Services share information on summer parking permits and regulations
Ohio University Parking Services would like to notify students of the Parking Restrictions as they apply to summer break/intersession periods.  Please review the following information, and feel free to contact Parking Services with additional questions or concerns.

Parking permit information released for 2012-13 school year
Parking Services will begin selling permits for the 12-13 school year on May 29, 2012. RA's may purchase their permits beginning on MAY 28, 2012.

Patton College Upward Bound program receives grant renewal
The Patton College of Education Upward Bound Program, a Federal TRIO Program, recently received a grant renewal. The program targets its services to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Triple C: Student-led project initiates change between students, Athens community
Through its interactive website, Project C informs, inspires and calls Ohio University students and Athens residents to increase involvement in the community through local organizations.

May 24, 2012
Bobcat Caravan comes to Lancaster
The Bobcat Caravan at Ohio University Lancaster Campus Tuesday night was almost like a state of the union address on Bobcat athletics. To sum up what was said, the state of Bobcat Athletics is strong.

Branding survey still available
The Ohio University community is invited to take part in determining the direction of the University's future branding and advertising.

Chuck Scott tablet app created by VisCom graduate student
A tablet application created by Christina Baird, BSVC ’06, MA ’12, on Chuck Scott, co-founder of the visual communication program at Ohio University, has been approved by Apple and is now available on iTunes for $1.99.

First class of Ohio University Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellows announced
State of Ohio Chancellor Jim Petro announced the 2012 class of Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows at a press conference in Columbus on Thursday. The class includes 13 students who will attend Ohio University.

Leadership Gala honors OHIO leaders Wednesday
The 29th annual Leadership Awards Gala was hosted by the Division of Student Affairs in the Baker University Center Ballroom. It presented more than 40 students, faculty, staff members and student organizations with awards and celebrated OHIO leadership as a whole.

RCM forums update University on budget model progress
On Tuesday, members of the Ohio University community gathered for a set of budget forums to share the ongoing progress in the University's shift to a Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budget model.

Two OHIO Physics students chosen to participate in Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting
Two Ohio University students have been selected to participate in the Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting for physics held every 4th year in Germany.

May 25, 2012
Ryan Lombardi named interim vice president for student affairs
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire OHIO community announcing Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi had be appointed interim vice president for student affairs.

Scripps College of Communication mourns loss of staff member
Chris Weibel, Scripps College of Communication’s special projects manager and adjunct faculty member, died Thursday, May 24. Weibel received a Bachelor of Science in Communications from Ohio University in 1981.

May 29, 2012
Annual personal days reminder issued
This is the standard annual reminder of the end of fiscal year Personal Day Reconciliation.

Candidates for Heritage College dean position visit Athens campus
During this week and next, four finalists for the position of dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will visit the Athens campus.

Candidates for vice provost for diversity and inclusion visit Athens campus
Two candidates for the position of vice provost for diversity and inclusion will interview on the Athens campus this week.

Commencement ceremony general information
More than 4,100 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9.

OU-HCOM to graduate 33rd class of physicians & surgeons
This year’s keynote speaker, David S. Drozek, D.O., is a medical missionary and 1983 graduate of OU-HCOM who spent more than eight years in Honduras helping to establish a hospital in an area of the country that previously had no medical care. Dr. Drozek is currently an assistant professor of surgery at OU-HCOM and serves on the college’s advisory committee for the Heritage Community Clinic, the college’s Free Clinic.

Social workers shape the fate of defendants in the courtroom
As detailed in her new book, Outsourcing Justice: The Role of Nonprofit Caseworkers in Pretrial Release Programs (Lynne Rienner/First Forum Press), Ursula Castellano found that nonprofit caseworkers play a much more critical role in the criminal justice system than just influencing pre-trial release decisions.

May 30, 2012
Civil engineering students get lessons in teamwork and hardships at regional competition
The American Society of Civil Engineers' Ohio Valley Student Conference gave Russ College civil engineering undergraduate students an opportunity to sink or swim. Ohio University was one of 12 schools to attend the regional conference at the University of Pittsburgh.<br />

Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries will receive honorary doctorate June 8
On June 8, 2012, Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee will receive an honorary doctorate of Philosophy degree.  A reception will be held in the Faculty Commons at Alden Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Engineering professor named to new professorship
An additional distinguished faculty title now exists at Ohio University thanks to a $124 million estate gift to the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology by the Russes in 2008. Robert Judd, chair and professor in industrial and systems engineering, has been named as the newest Russ Professor in the Russ College.

Flying Bobcats place in safety at national collegiate aviator competition
Ohio University’s Flying Bobcats came home with one of the top safety awards at the 2012 NIFA National SAFECON in Salina, Kansas. The Bobcats snagged the second place safety award and finished ninth overall in the nation.<br />

Industrial and Systems Engineering student awarded national scholarship
An Ohio University junior industrial and systems engineering major from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received a national scholarship from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).<br />

Ohio Fellows alumni gather for reunion and revitalization
On Friday, April 27, 2012 Ohio Fellows Alumni gathered at the Vernon R. Alden Library for a fun-filled informal reunion weekend. The weekend activities included a celebration dinner with mentor, President Emeritus Vernon R. Alden, meetings to talk about their shared experience and bowling.

Specialist Dr. Jeremiah Nelson Joins OU-HCOM
Jeremiah Nelson, M.D., knew he wanted to be a diabetes specialist at the age of 11, after his own diagnosis with type I diabetes.

University Libraries launches new website
The Ohio University Libraries new website is counting down to its launch. On June 12, the site goes live, blasting users into a brighter, easier and more up-to-date online learning environment.<br />