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Jun 3, 2013
Basketball great Gary Trent earns MAC Hall Of Fame honor
Former Ohio University forward Gary Trent was one of seven athletes inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame Thursday evening.

Former field hockey player Torrie Albini named to U.S. National Squad
Former field hockey standout Torrie Albini was named to the 2013-14 U.S. Women’s National Squad Wednesday.

Gift Reviving and Enhancing a Tradition of Research in Africa
Professor Emeritus Milton Ploghoft believes in the power of research in public education. He believes in it so deeply that he has spent his life working from Athens to Africa to ensure that public education is strong globally. And he believes in it so strongly that he has made a $30,000 gift to endow the Milton E. and Zella M. Ploghoft African Educational Research Development Fund in support of the African Educational Research Network (AERN).

Grad student explores what news programs reveal about corruption
Graduate student Adriana Ángel Botero studied the way in which corruption is communicated through radio programs in her native Colombia.

Healthy Living Project reports from Ecuador
A team from Ohio University led by Mario Grijalva, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and director of Tropical Disease Institute at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, are posting their “Reports from the Field” about the progress on their Healthy Living Project, a long-term initiative that aims to support the socioeconomic development of rural communities affected by Chagas disease in the province of Loja in southern Ecuador.

Jensen named associate director of Innovation Center
Anna Jensen has been selected as the new associate director of Ohio University’s small business incubator, the Innovation Center. She joins the center after serving for five years as a business consultant and operational assistance provider with TechGROWTH Ohio and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Managerial Essentials starts Sept. 6
University Human Resources Leadership and Staff Development announced they are now accepting nominations and applications for their professional development program designed for improving managerial skills. The program starts Sept. 6.

The 2nd annual State of the Region conference is June 4
The 2nd Annual State of the Region conference is scheduled for June 4. The conference has the theme "Understanding the Boom and Bust Cycle for Greater Sustainability."

Transfer, relocate option emphasizes that OU-C provides a gateway to opportunity for students
Since the Chillicothe Campus is part of Ohio University, students can relocate rather seamlessly to the Athens campus and have access to the approximately 250 academic programs offered by the university.

Jun 4, 2013
Lancaster campus Kids in College begins Monday, June 10
About 200 children are registered to take part in this year's Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster. This is the 34th year of the program and it runs for three weeks starting Monday, June 10.

Jun 5, 2013
Lancaster Campus "Start to Finish" program helps adults learn how to complete their degrees
A 45-year old Lancaster woman learned how to complete her degree at an OUL information session in 2011. She decided to finish her degree after the tragic loss of her 13-year old daughter and is thankful for the opportunity to go back to school.

Nanoscientists combine materials for potential use in next generation of devices
Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale. But researchers grew discouraged when experiments indicated that the two materials were as harmonious as oil and water. A new study led by Ohio University physicists suggests that scientists should take another look at this materials duo, which once was heralded for its potential to be the building block for devices that can function at or above room temperature.

OHIO Libraries awarded for outstanding communications
The American Library Association co-sponsors PR Xchange, an event for libraries across the nation to share their public relations and marketing ideas. The Ohio University Libraries won Best of Show at the American Library Association’s 2013 PR Xchange event for two of its brochures.

Ohio University Players at Monomoy Theatre weekend set for June 28-30
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) and the Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England will host the annual Monomoy Weekend on June 28-30.

Jun 6, 2013
Parking changes to take effect July 1
The Transportation and Parking Committee, comprised of Ohio University faculty, staff and students, is announcing several parking changes on the Athens campus, effective July 1.

Perspectives magazine wins national CASE award
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has awarded a gold medal to Ohio University’s Perspectives magazine in the national Circle of Excellence awards program. The magazine highlights the university’s research, scholarship and creative activity for a diverse audience of readers.

State of the Region Conference tackles shale gas issues
The second annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference was held Tuesday. The purpose of the conference was to promote an atmosphere for informational exchange across organizations, industries and communities in regards to shale gas.

Webinar to highlight energy efficiency measures at OHIO
The OHIO community is invited to participate in an energy efficiency webinar. It will be held from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

Jun 7, 2013
Lancaster Campus participates in prescription drug abuse education grant
Six additional television monitors are now hanging up all over Brasee Hall on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The new monitors were grant-funded and will be used to educate students about the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Jun 10, 2013
100 Missouri and North Carolina Bobcats gather for spring alumni events
Two cities. One hundred guests. Countless memories. On May 17, 52 alumni and friends gathered in St. Louis, Mo., for a special event at the historic Algonquin Golf Club. Then, on June 1, 48 Bobcats boarded the Catawba Queen in Mooresville, N.C., for a Charlotte Alumni Dinner Cruise. The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted both events, which were made possible by the efforts of alumni volunteers in both regions.

Annual Baker Fund Awards $32,083 to three outstanding research projects
The Baker Fund awards for the 2013 spring cycle have been announced and $32,083 will fund three projects that will assist OHIO faculty in completing active research projects. Awardees are Associate Professor of Music Therapy Kamile Geist in the College of Fine Arts; Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Associate Professor Bonita Biegalke in the Department of Biomedical Sciences; and Associate Professor Harvey Ballard in the College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Environmental and Plant Biology. The proposals were chosen from nine entries.

Athletic trainers work to protect young athletes from injury
To better understand the risks of youth (or "peewee") football, Ohio University's Division of Athletic Training has partnered with USA Football and the Datalys Center on a nationwide study.

Open forums announced for vice provost and associate provost searches
These are the open forums for the second and third finalists for the Vice Provost for Global Affairs search and for all of the finalists in the Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion search and Associate Provost for Faculty and Academic Planning search.

Pitcher Brett Barber selected in 37th round of baseball draft
On Saturday, Brett Barber became the latest Bobcat to get selected in the Major League Baseball Draft.

Storytelling class takes 19 students to Disney World for field experience
Nineteen students enrolled in "Storytelling in Public Attractions" ended the spring semester with a seven-day trip to Walt Disney World.

University to participate in mock disaster exercise
Emergency response agencies from the city of Athens, Athens County and Ohio University will be participating in a mock disaster scenario Tuesday.

Jun 11, 2013
Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed June 21
The Board of Trustees meeting on Friday, June 21, will be streamed live.

Great job Shelley Barton!
Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation.

University publishes spring graduates, dean's lists
Ohio University is recognizing the academic achievements of its students by publishing the 2013 spring semester graduate and dean’s lists on the Student Lists Graduate/Dean’s List Search System.

Jun 12, 2013
Air Travel Support Program offers free travel to Washington D.C. June 20
Ohio University faculty and staff who have meetings with potential sponsors or collaborators can take advantage of free flights on the University's King Air plane to the Washington D.C. area.

Athletics posts strong marks in NCAA Academic Progress Report
The Ohio University Athletics Department posted a number of all-time program bests in the latest Academic Progress Rate.

Athletics releases 2012-13 Annual Report
The Athletics Department released its 2012-13 Annual Report on Wednesday. The 14-page booklet recaps last season's athletic, academic, compliance, marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales and media accomplishments.

Burke named dean of OU-HCOM's new central Ohio campus
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine announced the appointment of William J. Burke, D.O., FACOFP, as dean of the college's new central Ohio campus in Dublin. He will start July 22.

Lancaster Campus assistant professor's article on history of covered bridge published in magazine
An article on the history of a more than 100-year old covered bridge located on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, written by OUL Assistant Professor of History Mark Nevin, has been published in Fairfield Heritage Quarterly.  The spring edition of the magazine, produced by the Fairfield Heritage Association, features the article, "A Bridge Through Time," and a picture of the John Bright #2 Covered Bridge on its cover.

Priority parking changes to begin July 1
Beginning at midnight on July 1, faculty/staff on the Athens campus will have the option to request parking within a priority lot.

Robert Glidden returns to Ohio University [VIDEO]
Ohio University President Emeritus Robert Glidden return to the Athens campus as a guest professor and conductor in April 2013. In this video, he discusses his life after Ohio University, his views about the state of higher education and his best university moments.

Jun 13, 2013
Affirmation or Aesthetic Equivalent of Hotel Furniture? Muses LeMay
Eric LeMay won the 2012 Emergency Press International Book Contest with his manuscript, In Praise of Nothing: Essays and Other Prose.

BobcatTV nominated for five Emmy Awards
Ohio Athletics' BobcatTV has been nominated for five Emmy Awards by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Culinary Services offers Faculty/Staff Meal Deal
Faculty and staff can dine for a special price at two Athens campus dining court locations through a new Ohio University Culinary Services offer.

Lancaster Campus dean leads national conference
Ohio University Lancaster Campus Dean Dr. Jim Smith is the conference chair for the 2013 Regional Branch Campus Administrators Senior Leadership Conference in Longboat Key, Florida. The conference is being held June 16 – 19.

Medicine in the Negev; Air Raids in Be'er Sheva
On his way to medical school, Devin Patchell '09 took a global path—to the Negev Desert of southern Israel.

Say goodbye to the installer disk...
How will the software industry's move to online, subscription-based offerings affect OHIO students, faculty, and staff?

Jun 17, 2013
Finance year-end informational video available
This 7-minute video is a collaborative effort between Finance and the Scripps College of Communication that provides helpful information on year-end processes.

Innovation Engine Accelerator announces participants for summer 2013 digital media program
The Innovation Engine Accelerator has accepted six digital media startups into an intensive 12-week  summer program designed to advance entrepreneurship in Ohio. The second annual program began on May 28 and runs through Aug. 16 at Ohio University’s Innovation Center in Athens.

Lalley appointed as senior associate vice president of Information Technologies and Administrative Services
Joseph M. Lalley has been appointed as the senior associate vice president of Information Technologies and Administrative Services.

Obese male mice father offspring with higher levels of body fat
Male mice who were fed a high-fat diet and became obese were more likely to father offspring who also had higher levels of body fat, a new Ohio University study finds. The effect was observed primarily in male offspring, despite their consumption of a low-fat diet, according to scientist Felicia Nowak.

Pickerington Center adjunct art instructor featured in national publication
An adjunct art instructor at the Ohio University Pickerington Center is featured in the latest issue of New American Paintings. Elizabeth Trapp was selected from 1,000 applicants to be a part of the spring 2013 issue.

Jun 19, 2013
ARL executive director speaks at Alden Library
Elliot Shore, the new executive director of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), will speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25 in Alden Library room 319, the Friends of the Libraries Room.

Arts & Entertainment Year-in-Review magazine available
Each year the Campus Involvement Center (CIC) student staff writes and designs our Arts & Entertainment Year-in-Review magazine. It is now available online.

Faculty invited to assist with sustainability course identification
The Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee is conducting a very brief survey to gather data regarding the number of courses at Ohio University that focus on, or even touch upon, the subject of sustainability.

Family of early Lancaster Campus student encourages scholarship donation after her death
Frances Ilene Oatney's oldest son said one of his mother's proudest accomplishments was graduating from Ohio University. She was one of the first students to enroll at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus when it opened in 1956. That's why he decided to feature her time at OUL prominently in her obituary. Oatney, 87, passed away in May.

Graduation coming for latest class of Southern Ohio Police Training Institute cadets
A graduation ceremony will be held on Sunday, June 23 for Academy Class BAS 13-022 from Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Southern Ohio Police Training Institute Academy.

Nation's first sport-specific master's coaching program kicks off
The inaugural cohort for the first-of-kind Master's of Science in Recreation and Sport Sciences with a Concentration in Soccer Coaching met on the Athens campus June 12 through June 16 for an intensive opening residency.

Ohio Football finalizes game times for 2013 season
The Ohio University football team finalized its kickoff times for the 2013 season on Tuesday as the Mid-American Conference completed its regular season schedule.

President McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl announce National Guard Artillery at July 3 Under the Elms concert
President McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl announce the National Guard Artillery will support the Under the Elms concert July 3 with a battery of artillery and artillerymen.

VisCom's Susannah Kay wins Hearst Photojournalism Championship
Susannah Kay, a senior in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, won the 2013 Photojournalism division of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation's Journalism Awards Program.

Jun 20, 2013
Food pantry’s garden grows with the helping hands of Kids on Campus
The Friends and Neighbors Community Choice Food Center in Coolville received a serenity garden this month thanks to a service-learning project spearheaded by students in Kids on Campus.

Mechanical engineering students win $20,000 in national assistive design competition
A team of five mechanical engineering students from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University won the $20,000 top prize in the online AbilityOne Network Design Challenge for their senior design project, bringing the total national awards in recent years by mechanical engineering teams to almost $70,000.

School of Communication Studies welcomes new director
Michael L. Butterworth is the new director of the School of Communication Studies. The appointment is effective July 1.

University demonstration of energy reduction capability to be held today
The OHIO community is being asked to take specific steps to reduce its electricity consumption from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. today as part of a program that could generate additional funding for the University.

Jun 21, 2013
3rd annual No Limits Basketball Camp begins July 15 at Lancaster Campus
The 3rd Annual No Limits Basketball Camp is set for July 15 – 17 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The three-day camp gives participants with and without disabilities an opportunity to learn new basketball skills while learning about each other.

Board approves plans to implement guaranteed tuition, FY 2014 budget
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approve plans to implement guaranteed tuition, FY 2014 budget.

How does working memory help us learn a second language?
Learning a new language can be a challenge. Ohio University linguistics graduate students examine how a person's working memory capacity, which is how well a person can process and retain knowledge, is connected to learning a second language.

Scripps students study abroad in Leipzig
Students from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Communication Studies traveled to Leipzig, Germany for a study abroad program focused on travel journalism and cross-cultural communication.

Temporary road closures will take place during tree re-location
The relocation of a pine tree will cause two East Green roads to close temporarily Monday, June 24.

Jun 24, 2013
Alumni Association Board of Directors hosts special event with “Virtue”
On June 13, the Ohio University Alumni Association’s (OUAA) Board of Directors hosted 83 alumni and friends in Alexandria, Va., for a special reception at historic Virtue Feed & Grain. Seventeen OUAA board members traveled from across the country for the Board’s summer business meeting and to provide opportunities to engage with the local chapter.

Atlas Language: You have to learn Arabic to get off this island
In Voyage, a new game developed by Ohio University students, players will have to learn Arabic to get off the island.

D.J. Cooper and the NBA Draft process
D.J. Cooper has worked out for the Golden State Warriors, Portland Trailblazers, Washington Wizards and Orlando Magic so far on his path to the NBA Draft, and the feedback Cooper has received is encouraging.

Great job Chris Bailey-Brown
Meet the May Classified Employee of the Month Chris Bailey Brown.

Highlighting the Green: June 2013 [SLIDESHOW]
This installment of "Highlighting the Green" showcased the achievements of the faculty and staff at OHIO in the spring semester.

Paul Abraham named dean of Ohio University Eastern
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Interim Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education James Fonseca have named Paul Abraham as dean of Ohio University Eastern.

Razor Dynamics: A richer answer to ‘Where am I?’
Students Gary Grant and Christian “Rico” Sagardia have formed a startup company to improve existing navigation for mobile devices.

Russ College weaves “create for good” into new Web site launch
Following last fall’s rollout of its new creative identity, “create for good,” the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Engineering and Technology has extended this messaging online with a complete redesign of its Web site, www.ohio.edu/engineering.

Students learn to be ‘Loud and Proud’ in Malaysia
Katie Schmittauer, a 2013 Ohio University graduate, studied five languages at Ohio University. She shares her experience in Malaysia in this story.

Weckman Prize honors Associate Professor Emeritus while recognizing outstanding world religion students
In 1968, George Weckman became an assistant professor in Ohio University’s Department of Philosophy. This spring semester, some 45 years later, two undergraduate students were recognized with a special prize that honors Weckman’s years of teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Willan and Evans receive new Regional Higher Education appointments
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced two Regional Higher Education appointments on June 21.

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) members meet to share OHIO memories, celebrate the arts [Photo Essay]
Thirty Cleveland-area alumnae came together on Thurs., June 13, for a Women in Philanthropy (WIP) of Ohio University networking reception. Hosted by alumna Michelle Paris, a 1975 graduate, and her husband David, the event offered attendees the opportunity to reminisce and reconnect with other Ohio University alumnae, alumni and even a current student.

Jun 25, 2013
Journalism workshop teaches high school students industry tools
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's High School Journalism Workshop took place June 19-22 on Ohio University's Athens campus.

Jun 26, 2013
Dewald appointed associate provost for faculty and academic planning
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Howard Dewald as associate provost for faculty and academic planning. Dewald currently serves as the senior associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Interim Chief of Staff and Interim Executive Director of Institutional Equity appointed
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointments of Laura Myers as interim chief of staff for her office and Dianne Bouvier as the interim executive director of Institutional Equity.

Russ College spotlights societal impacts for statewide engineers conference
Featuring a focus on “Socially Responsive and Responsible Engineering,” the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) spring conference and annual meeting was hosted by Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology in Athens on June 13-15.

Snap Shots of OIT services & trends
OIT's July 10 Snap Shot presenters will be guest blogging this week and next week about their areas of expertise.

Summer construction alters traffic flow on Athens campus
As summer construction projects progress across Ohio University’s Athens campus, motorists are asked to be aware of changes in traffic patterns in the southeastern portion of campus and follow posted detours where directed.

UCM staff takes home top honors in DV Awards
Three members of University Communications and Marketing's Creative Services Team have won awards in the DV Awards.

WOUB, School of Media Arts and Studies recognized by NATAS' Ohio Valley Chapter [VIDEO]
The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ Ohio Valley Chapter has recognized WOUB’s “Gridiron Glory” and Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Studies’ student film “Made in Donegal” with student production awards.

Jun 27, 2013
BSO to bring almost 10,000 to Athens Campus
Ohio University prepares to kick off Bobcat Student Orientation, which will bring almost 10,000 individuals to the city of Athens.

Heath Kersell uses and builds sophisticated equipment to analyze materials for new technologies
Few physics students can say that they helped analyze a first-of-its-kind molecular motor, published a research article in the prestigious journal Nature Nanotechnology, and helped the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory to construct a major new piece of scientific equipment all in one year. But those are exactly the achievements you'll find Heath Kersell adding to his resume.

Lancaster Campus Kids in College sets new registration record in 34th year
A new attendance record has been set during the 34th year of Kids in College. 243 students registered for classes during its three week run this month. Last year, 237 students were registered.

OIT Snap Shot: Footprints to measure IT support
The Footprints work management system can be a powerful tool for tracking your department's IT support responses.

OIT Snap Shot: Secure file transfers with Filelocker
Need a secure way to share or temporarily store large files? Try Filelocker.

OVST to host final weekend of Willy Wonka beginning Friday
The Ohio Valley Summer Theater will host the final weekend of performances of the musical play, Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka.

President McDavis appointed to NCAA Board of Directors
President Roderick J. McDavis has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Board of Directors and the Bowl Championship Series Presidential Oversight Committee.