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Jul 1, 2014
City-University collaboration enables Bobcat Lane trial run
Lane opening will enable public transit and passenger vehicles to access Baker University Center from Richland Avenue.

Equipment failure forces outage at Parks Hall
The failure is expected to last at least six hours.

OHIO President launches blog to share insights, reflections
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis is adding a new skill to his repertoire: blogging.

Zanesville’s Al-Saghir shares expertise in cell biology and botany
Mohannad Al-Saghir, associate professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, recently earned two distinctive honors.

Jul 2, 2014
Maurice Ndour to suit up for Senegal during basketball FIBA World Cup
Men’s basketball senior forward Maurice Ndour will play for the Senegal National Team during the 2014 FIBA World Cup this summer in Spain.

OHIO setter to compete in 2014 European Global Challenge
All-America volleyball setter Abby Gilleland has been selected to compete for the BIP Adidas Midwest U-22 Team during the 2014 European Global Challenge in Croatia.

Jul 3, 2014
Ebony Bobcat Network promotes early bird registration
Join the Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network for the 2014 Annual EBN Alumni Weekend Aug. 14-17 in Mayfield Village, OH.

Highlighting the Green - Early Summer 2014 Edition [VIDEO]
Highlighting the Green - Early Summer 2014 Edition [VIDEO]

Lancaster Campus administrative coordinator becomes first from a regional campus to chair Classified Senate
Ohio University Lancaster Community and Corporate Learning Administrative Coordinator Maryann Lape is the first regional campus employee to be named chair of Ohio University’s Classified Senate.  Her appointment to the post began July 1.

OHIO College of Business alumnus establishes scholarship for graduate students
Wesley Ward is a 2004 graduate of the Ward established The Ward Family Scholarship, which benefits graduate students enrolled in the MBA/MSA program.

OHIO graduate joins OUPD
An Ohio University graduate is the latest addition to the Ohio University Police Department.

Jul 7, 2014
Baker Center chilled water shutdown scheduled
The chilled water to Baker Center will be shut off on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

How OHIO physicists unravel fundamental mysteries
For people who study such tiny objects as protons, neutrons, quarks, and gluons, particle physicists do things big.

Ridges Advisory Committee hears land use suggestions
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee received updates from The Ridges Master Plan Land Use and Existing Buildings Subcommittee chairs at the most recent July meeting, which convened in Baker University Center on Tuesday.

Summer IT improvements to require down time
The university’s ongoing project to modernize and improve the reliability of its IT infrastructure will require maintenance outages for core systems like Blackboard, email, PeopleSoft and e-Business throughout the remainder of summer 2014.

Jul 8, 2014
Alumni chapter chooses Keith Sommer to receive Austin C. Furbee Award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen Keith A. Sommer as the 2014 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University Eastern and the community.

Improvements made to Lancaster Festival concert site on Lancaster Campus
The start of the annual Lancaster Festival is only a week and a half away.  That means the Wendel Concert Stage is being constructed on the Lancaster Campus back lawn.  This year’s performers include Amy Grant and Christopher Cross.

Ohio University Zanesville dean to participate in Harvard leadership program
Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman has been selected to participate in Harvard’s 2014 Institute for Educational Management program.

Risk Management and Safety summer newsletter available
The latest Risk Management and Safety newsletter addresses beating the heat, combating mosquitoes and returning to work after an injury. edition

Zanesville professor contributes to diabetes research resource
Mawadda Al-Naeeli, assistant professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, published in the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Journal.

Jul 9, 2014
Science Cafe and Cafe Conversations 2014-15 dates announced
Ohio University has announced the dates for the 2014-15 Science Cafe and Cafe Conversations series. Science Cafés and Cafe' Conversations are venues for students interested in informally sharing their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting.

eLearning advisor receives statewide excellence award
Joe Carver, an eLearning OHIO academic advisor, was presented with the Academic Advisor Excellence Award at the Ohio Academic Advising Association’s annual conference on June 20 in Columbus.

Jul 10, 2014
Bobcat Depot to temporarily close during July 14-22 construction
Bobcat Depot will briefly close its Baker University Center location between July 14 and July 22 for construction purposes.

Course helps students find their career compass
Chillicothe Campus continues to emphasize professional preparation, faculty and staff members distinguish themselves and other news

OHIO Guarantee makes college costs predictable
The following letter to the editor by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis was published July 5 in The Columbus Dispatch.

OUL and WOUB Create Video Documenting 1988 Covered Bridge Move to Lancaster Campus
A dedication ceremony will be held tomorrow, July 11, for a new Ohio Historical Marker for the John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. A nine minute video documenting the bridge’s move to OUL in 1988 will be shown during the festivities.

Jul 11, 2014
Communications grad gives back to beloved alma mater
Melissa Wervey Arnold, a 1999 Public Relations graduate, and her husband Kevin have established the Wervey Arnold Family Scholarship to benefit students in the Scripps College of Communication. The Wervey Arnold Family Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in Scripps College who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Emeriti continually offer significant service to Ohio University
The Ohio University Emeriti Association is a non-profit association consisting of faculty and administrative presidential appointees who have completed a period of meritorious service to the University, and have been awarded Emeritus or Emerita status by the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Hot water outage scheduled July 16-17
Due to the Mulberry tunnel top replacement project, water pipes must be relocated.

Oxbow Bridge Work scheduled today
Traffic on the Richland Avenue Oxbow Bridge is planned today, and traffic delays are expected.

Scripps’ High School Journalism, Media Workshops under way
Nearly 175 high school students from across the nation arrived at the main campus of Ohio University in Athens earlier this week for the High School Journalism Workshop and the first High School Media Workshop.

Student Affairs holding #BobcatExperience Contest
The Division of Student Affairs is hosting the “#BobcatExperience Contest.” The Bobcat who submits the winning entry will speak at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Jul 14, 2014
Kennedy Museum plans upgrades, improvements to Ridges building
The Kennedy Museum received $2.7 million for upgrades to its roof, HVAC system and fire alarm system. This work is funded by state capital appropriations allocated in the spring at the recommendation of the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission.

Pickerington Center adjunct instructor selected as Gabr Fellow
Ohio University Pickerington Center Adjunct Art Instructor Liz Trapp was one of 10 Americans selected for the Gabr Fellowship.  The Gabr Fellowship is for emerging leaders in the areas of art, science, media, law and both social and business entrepreneurship. 10 Americans and 10 Egyptians were selected for the 2014 program.

President McDavis announces sustained contribution to the City of Athens Fire Protection capital needs
President Roderick J. McDavis announces an additional 5-year contribution to Athens City’s Fire Department for capital purchase of new apparatus.

The Heritage College launches new Dublin campus
On July 9, the first class of medical students sat down to classes on the new Dublin campus of Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Volunteers start training to support sexual assault survivors
Nine people of diverse backgrounds attended a session of the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program in Baker University Center last week, the first of multiple sessions designed to educate volunteers about how to adequately respond and support victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, rape culture, and intimate partner violence in Athens, Meigs and Perry counties.

Jul 15, 2014
Copeland Hall cooling shut down during repairs
Due to mechanical failure, the chiller in Copeland Hall is not functioning. There will not be any cooling in the building. Facilities Management is diligently working to make the needed repairs. The estimated time of repairs is Tuesday, July 15, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.  

East Green reopens following allegations of shots fired
Ohio University Police officers are continuing to look into a call claiming a shooting had occurred at Gamertsfelder Hall after initial investigations Tuesday afternoon found no evidence of a shooting in the residence hall and determined there was no on-going threat.

Lancaster Campus Kids in College shatters enrollment record with 327 students
Kids in College ended up shattering its enrollment record.  During the three weeks of classes on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 327 students took part. That is 91 more than last year.

President McDavis issues statement regarding East Green incident
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis issued the following message to the University community regarding an incident Tuesday afternoon on East Green.

Several Ridges buildings affected by steam outage
This steam outage is necessary to make repairs on the boiler and steam line valves.

Jul 16, 2014
Football's Kristoff nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team
Football senior safety Josh Kristoff is a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, as announced by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association on July 15

Nelson Court closing July 19, Shively Court opening July 20
Nelson Court will close after dinner on Saturday, July 19 to allow for planned utility upgrades. Shively Court will open for lunch on Sunday, July 20.

Two new members on Lancaster Campus Coordinating Council
The Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Coordinating Council has two new members who both bring a Hocking County regional campus connection to the group.  South Central Power Director of Database Systems Tonya Hixenbaugh and Attorney Christopher Veidt, both of Logan, begin their terms on the council this fall.

Jul 17, 2014
Allison Hunter to head WOUB News
Veteran award-winning journalist Allison Hunter will head WOUB’s news operation as editor-in-chief beginning Aug. 11.

Chemical engineering professor named fellow of electrochemical society
Ohio University’s Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Gerardine Botte has been named a fellow of The Electrochemical Society, the society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology.

Data center improvements: Down time July 19, 12:01 am - 9:00 am
OIT has scheduled down time for most major OHIO online services from 12:01 am through 9:00 am on Saturday, July 19.

Email upgrade: Graduate students under way, employees scheduled for October
The university's faculty, staff, graduate student and emeriti email upgrade continues to move forward, but with a slightly modified timeline.

Employees urged to set secret questions for their OHIO password
In the coming months, employees will need to have secret questions associated with their OHIO password when accessing core systems.

High school students eager to learn at Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students
Twenty-seven high school students from the biggest cities across Ohio, and one student from California, eagerly listened to presentations delivered to them in Copeland Hall earlier this week to showcase what Ohio University and the College of Business has to offer as part of the 10th annual Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students.

OHIO schedules upgrade of financial systems
The University will upgrade the Oracle e-Business (financial and human resources) system to a new release level (R12), and the e-Business suite (eBiz) will be offline from noon on July 29 until 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Ohio University adds undergraduate energy engineering program
Ohio University has added a new bachelor of science degree program in energy engineering (EnE) to begin in fall 2014. Applications are currently being accepted.

Ohio University electrochemical engineering research center receives $379,000 NIST grant
The Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER) at Ohio University has been granted $378,928 by the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a consortium to support, sustain, and enhance U.S. manufacturing capacity in the nation's chemical industry and allied sectors through innovative electrochemical processes.

Ohio University mechanical engineering seniors win fourth national assistive design competition
For the fourth time in six years, an Ohio University mechanical engineering senior design team has won first prize in the Ability One Design Challenge, a competition to design devices or systems to increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. The win brings total prize winnings by mechanical engineering design teams in recent years to more than $100,000.

Ping Center’s old weight equipment finding new homes in area school districts
The old weight equipment at the Ping Center is finding new homes at school districts throughout the area in order to make way for an expanded weight facility and new equipment at the University's recreation center.

President blogs about national spotlight on OHIO triumphs
President blogs about national spotlight on OHIO triumphs

Jul 18, 2014
An Intentional Tourist - an interview with Frederick Schwartzman
Ohio University’s first foreign-exchange student to post-World War II Germany: Frederick Schwartzman, 1954/1955.

City of Athens releases West Union Street improvements project update
This project consists of installing a new waterline on West Union Street (from S. Shafer Street to S. High Street), completing street improvements, select sidewalk and curb improvements, storm water improvements, and completing an asphalt overlay and pavement markings (S. Shafer Street to S. Congress Street).

Lot 122 near Baker University Center closed late Friday
Lot 122 near Baker University Center will be closed for parking beginning at 11 p.m. n Friday, July 18, to accommodate an event in the area.

OUPD implementing stricter speed enforcement on campus
The introduction of stricter speed enforcement is part of a multi-pronged approach to increase safety on campus roadways.

Jul 21, 2014
Annual Report highlights UCM projects, partnerships
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) recently released its annual report detailing a variety of projects and partnerships that resulted from the department’s work during the 2013-14 year.

Lancaster Campus paramedic certification program begins in September
Educators with Ohio University Lancaster’s paramedic certification program are working to seat the next class which begins in September. Interviews with applicants are being held on campus this month.

National Diabetes Prevention Program starts in September
National Diabetes Prevention Program starts in September

Jul 22, 2014
Alumni survey project underway
Ohio University's Office of Institutional Research is conducting an online survey of alumni who graduated fall 2012 to summer 2013 or earned undergraduate degrees in summer 2007 to spring 2009 in order to gain a better understanding about job placement, average salary, graduate school attendance, satisfaction and more.

Grammy winner Christopher Cross to Play at Lancaster Campus Saturday Night
Christopher Cross is going to work very hard to remember he is in Ohio when he performs on the Wendel Concert Stage at OUL Saturday night as part of Lancaster Festival.  But, it’s going to be hard considering he plays in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the night before.

Grand opening for Ohio University’s Cambridge Center set
A grand opening celebration for Ohio University’s new Cambridge Center, a collaborative effort between OHIO's Eastern and Zanesville campuses, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

Meet the June 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Andrea Holmes
Meet June 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Andrea Holmes.

OHIO receives high marks in international rankings
Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.

Jul 23, 2014
1804 Society sponsors Walk with a Doc
Ohio University’s 1804 Society is hosting Walk with a Doc on August 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the Athens City Pool Pavilion on East State Street.

Ohio Football picked to finish third in MAC East
The Ohio University football team was picked to finish third in the 2014 Mid-American Conference Football Preseason Poll.

Jul 24, 2014
Al-Naeeli named National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences
The National Research Council has named Dr. Mawadda Al-Naeeli, assistant professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, with the National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for 2013-14.

Engineering alumnus and wife establish scholarship fund for Russ College students
Entrepreneur and engineering alumnus David Pidwell, BSEE ’69, MSISE ’70, and his wife, Tina, have committed $300,000 to establish the David and Tina Pidwell Russ Vision Scholarship Fund for students of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology  at Ohio University.

Lancaster Campus Health Administration instructor impressed with Fairfield County health ranking
Ohio University Lancaster Health Services Administration Program Coordinator Susan Shea believes data from the newly-released 2014 County Health Rankings show wellness initiatives in Fairfield County are working.

Jul 25, 2014
Athletics releases 2013-14 Annual Report
The 16-page OHIO Athletics Annual Report recaps last season's athletic, academic, compliance, marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales and media accomplishments.

Ohio University, City of Athens announce Park Place lane closure
Ohio University is coordinating with the City of Athens to close one lane of Park Place during repair work to a steam tunnel that runs beneath the roadway. The lane closure will mean a change in traffic patterns. The work is expected to last several months.

Portion of South Green Drive and Mill Street Apartments access road to close Monday
Beginning Monday, July 28, a portion of South Green Drive as well as the access road to Mill Street Apartments will be closed. The South Green Drive closure is expected to run through Aug. 18. The access road closure is expected to run through mid-November.

Remembering Warren H. Reininga
Ohio University's College of Business, community, and friends mourn the passing of Warren H. Reininga, former chair and faculty member.