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Nov 1, 2011
Chemical engineering undergrad wins top award at professional conference
Chemical and biomolecular engineering undergraduate Linchong Mai recently won second place in the student poster competition at the 220th Electrochemical Society Meeting.

Flying Bobcats win safety award, flying events at regional conference
The Flying Bobcats beat out the five other teams they hosted last weekend to win the safety award for the second year running, and first place in the flying events category.

Grant supports diversity in health-related research
A new Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine project has the potential to advance treatment practices for a debilitating condition, but it’s not just the research that’s remarkable about this project―it’s also the story of one of its investigators, OU-HCOM postdoctoral researcher M.J. “Matt” Conaway, Ph.D.

Nov 2, 2011
Alden Library to have extended hours finals week
Alden Library to have extended hours during finals week, Nov. 14-20.

Ambassador of Botswana to visit Ohio University
Her Excellency Tebelelo Seretse, ambassador of Botswana to the United States, will visit Ohio University and renew the book depository agreement between the University and Botswana.

Engineer’s invention could improve road conditions
The old joke goes like this: There are two seasons in Ohio—winter and road repair. Of course it’s that first season, winter, that begets the second. Sub-freezing temperatures put a heavy strain on roadway asphalt, creating cracks. Once water enters these cracks, freezes, and expands, the result is that all-too-familiar bumpy highway dotted with orange construction barrels.

Faculty member aids labor history collection of libraries
Robin Muhammad, professor of African American Studies, is a labor and urban historian who applied for grants to help expand the Libraries’ collections to fit her needs.

Interim directors leading two Scripps College schools
On July 1, 2011, interim directors were appointed to lead two of the five schools in the Scripps College of Communication. Jerry Miller has been appointed in the School of Communication for a one-year term, and Eric Williams has taken the helm in the School of Media Arts and Studies for a two-year term.

Interviews announced for vice president for research and creative activity
On Wednesday, Ohio University sent an email out to all faculty, staff and students about interviews for candidates for the position of vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the graduate college.

Klabunde pens 2nd edition of cardiovascular
The world was just waking up to the possibilities of the World Wide Web in 1998 when Richard E. Klabunde, Ph.D., began putting course materials online for his students. Those initial postings turned into www.cvphysiology.com, a unique, 300-page teaching website designed and launched by Klabunde himself the next year. The site was so successful that publisher Lippincott Williams and Wilkins approached him about writing a textbook based on it. The book, Cardiovascular Physiology Concepts, published in 2004, was officially integrated into the curricula of 23 institutions and sold more than 12,000 copies and a second edition is now being published.

Word on the Street - Students talk about switch to semesters
The last fall quarter is almost over in Athens, Ohio. Next year, we'll be making the switch from quarters to semesters. Join journalism major Kendra Wagoner to discover what OHIO students have to say about the switch to semesters.

Nov 3, 2011
'Ping 101"' program launches Monday
Ohio University Campus Recreation will introduce its newest program, "Ping 101," on Monday, Nov. 7. The program offers Ohio University faculty and students an opportunity to build relationships outside of the classroom through a bring-your-class-to-Ping event.

Academic & Research Center artist Alyson Shotz to lecture Nov. 9
Alyson Shotz, the New York City-based artist whose work is featured in the Academic & Research Center (ARC), will lecture at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, in Irvine Auditorium.

Annual end of quarter food collection has begun
As students are packing up their residence hall room or apartment in anticipation for the upcoming winter break, they may notice a few extra packages of Ramen or a sweater that just does not fit anymore. Why not get in the holiday spirit early this year by donating to those in need?

Patton College professor presents new way to learn mathematics
Patton College of Education assistant professor of mathematics Tim McKeny presented findings from his “Better Mathematics Through Literacy” program on Oct. 28.

University dedicates fluid power lab in honor of engineering technology alumnus
Ohio University dedicated a new fluid power lab this week at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, in honor of 1973 alumnus Jack Myslenski.

University mourns loss of psychology major
The Ohio University community mourns the loss of student Yaara Mashmoor, 21, who died Thursday morning around 4 a.m.

Nov 4, 2011
Emery receives honorary doctorate from University of Cambodia
Ohio University's Global Leadership Center Director Greg Emery received an honorary doctorate in humanities from University of Cambodia during a special ceremony in Cambodia on Wednesday.

First nationwide test of Emergency Alert System is Wednesday
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) at 2 p.m. EST Wednesday, Nov. 9.

OHIO etour launches mobile device application
When prospective students and their families want to look at Ohio University's Athens campus they don't need to go any farther than the phone in their hand.

OHIO virtual technology may help first responders train for real-world disasters
The concept for the Immersive Video Intelligence Network (IVIN), an interactive digital environment, was created by John Bowditch, the director of Ohio University’s GRID (Game Research and Immersive Design) Lab and an instructor in the School of Media Arts and Studies.

Nov 5, 2011
Community clinic provides uninsured patients with fresh, local foods
Balancing healthcare and nutrition can be a difficult task for some Southeast Ohio residents. The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (OU-HCOM) Heritage Community Clinic is working to address both needs by providing medical services as well as access to healthy, local foods.

Nov 7, 2011
Love of writing directs OU-C faculty member to filmmaking
As a three-time participant in the New York Television Festival (NYTVF), Ohio University-Chillicothe faculty member Stephen Morrow is no novice to the field of independent filmmaking.

New internship connects OHIO students with economic development leaders
Thanks to a $25,000 gift to The Ohio University Foundation from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), a new internship program at Ohio University will offer undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs with the opportunity to intern at the IEDC and gain practical, hands-on experience in local economic development issues and trends.

OHIO has another milestone enrollment year
Ohio University saw another record-breaking enrollment year with preliminary headcount enrollments of over 35,700 students across the entire system.

Open forums for first dean and VPRCA/graduate dean candidates
On Nov. 7 and Nov. 8, the first candidates for the positions of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, dean of the Scripps College of Communication, and vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the Graduate College will interview.

University closed Friday for Veterans Day
Ohio University will be closed Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of the national Veterans Day holiday. All University offices will be closed and classes will not be in session. The closure includes all five regional campuses and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Nov 8, 2011
OHIO fund encourages faculty to pursue international scholarship
For more than fifteen years, the University International Council at Ohio University has been dedicated to fostering international education and exploration. The International Travel Fund, an award granted to faculty pursuing work internationally, is one of the council’s committees.

Psychology prof Mark Alicke offers new view of how we blame
More than 15 years ago, Alicke defined what he calls the “culpable control model” to describe how humans judge and place blame. At the time, most existing blame models were based in the legal realm and assumed that when we ascribe blame, we do so based on rational assessment.

University's Fulbright Program makes national news
Two national media outlets have recently covered Ohio University's participation in the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Zanesville program helps technical degree holders advance their careers
The Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies (BTAS) program at Ohio University Zanesville helps students transform technical associate’s degrees into bachelor’s degrees, preparing graduates to enter management.

Nov 9, 2011
Botswana ambassador gives new perspectives about Africa to students
Tebelelo Seretse, Botswana ambassador to the United States, visited Ohio University on Monday to renew the book depository agreement between the University and Botswana.

OHIO mourns the death of graduate student
Terrie Jean Hitchings, a 50-year-old Ohio University graduate student, died unexpectedly at her home in The Plains on Monday evening.

Open forums for second set of dean and VPRCA/graduate dean candidates
The second set of candidates for the positions of dean of the College of arts and sciences, dean of the scripps college of communication, and vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the graduate college will interview on Nov. 9 and Nov. 10.

Patton College Art Auction raises $1,460 for Crooksville art programs and artists
The Patton College Art Auction raised nearly $1,500 that will be split between Crooksville Schools and the student artists.

University sets guidelines for holiday expenditures
Julie Allison, Ohio University controller, released information regarding faculty and staff expenditures during the upcoming holiday season.

Nov 10, 2011
'Cat Counsel: Hasta la vista, Freshman 15
OHIO junior health nut gives nutrition tips for dining hall eats.

A message of thanks for the service of veterans
On Thursday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire OHIO community reflecting on Veterans Day and thanking veterans for their service.

Alumni Association newsletter available
The Ohio University Alumni Association's e-newsletter, "Alumni," is now available to view.

VisCom student Brad Vest named College Photographer of the Year
Brad Vest, an Ohio University Visual Communication graduate student, has been named College Photographer of the Year in the 66th annual contest sponsored by the University of Missouri in Colombia, Mo.

Why I Give: Thom Luce
Thom Luce, professor and chair of the Department of Management Information Systems at the College of Business, is just one of the many people who contribute to the United Appeal.

Nov 11, 2011
Blackboard 9.1 for winter: incremental improvements, no major surprises
Minor but noticeable improvements are in store for Blackboard users when OIT brings version 9.1 of the popular learning management system into production over winter break.

Event Services revises space reservations procedure for 2012-13
Event Services has revised the procedure by which reservation requests for major event spaces will be submitted, reviewed and accepted for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Nov 14, 2011
'Cat Counsel: Running away from mindless munching
An OHIO student tells about how she overcame her love of fried-food and couch sitting.

Chief audit executive retiring
Ohio University Chief Audit Executive Kathryn Gilmore will retire at the end of December. She has been with the University for 13 years and has been overseeing the University's audit function as chief audit officer since 2003.

Great job Sheila Bycofski!
Sheila Bycofski is the October Classified Employee of the Month.

OHIO students reflect on service to tsunami-ravaged region of Japan
This past September, OHIO students, administrators and friends participated in a tsunami relief service trip to Otsuchi, Iwate on Japan's northeast coast.

President's address to Board of Trustees to be streamed Nov. 18
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis’ address to the Board of Trustees on Nov. 18 will be streamed live.

Provost announces open forums for dean position candidates
Candidates for the positions of dean of the college of arts and sciences and vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the graduate college will interview this week.

Scholars uncover literary links between Hemingway, black writers
In his studies of the Harlem Renaissance, a cultural movement that spanned the 1920s and 1930s, Ohio University’s Gary Holcomb became interested in Hemingway’s influence on several of its writers, especially the Jamaican-American writer Claude McKay. This work led him to ask two broader questions: Exactly what was Hemingway’s influence on black writers of this time and in the decades that followed the Harlem Renaissance? And how, conversely, did these black writers influence Hemingway?

University begins search for chief audit executive
Ohio University is seeking nominations and applications to fill the position of chief audit executive (CAE).

Nov 15, 2011
Crime alert issued for aggravated arson
The Ohio University Police Department has issued a crime alert after a report of a fire at Foster House.

McDavis and Golding chosen for duty by Board of Regents
President Roderick McDavis and Chief Financial Officer Steve Golding have been selected by the Ohio Board of Regents to serve on the newly formed Technology Transfer and Commercialization Task Force.

Spam reputation hinders Yahoo mail delivery
According to Don Hone, e-mail administrator for OIT, Yahoo's spam reputation has fallen to the point where messages are being consistently rejected by other providers, including Ohio University.

Nov 16, 2011
Child life students ready to assist children's hospital in South Africa
On Sunday, a team of 11 Ohio University Child Life undergraduates will travel to Cape Town, South Africa, for four weeks of volunteer work at Red Cross Children's Hospital.

Free Press advocate visits campus
Craig Aaron, president and CEO of the largest media reform organization in the United States, Free Press, spoke to Ohio University students about the changing media climate last week.

OHIO research project enables local American chestnut tree planting
On Nov. 10, sixty-seven American chestnut trees were planted at a Raccoon Creek Partnership water treatment site in the Raccoon Creek Watershed thanks to a gift by Ohio University researchers.

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund supports student research and creative activity
Fifty-three students received funding for their research and creative activity from the Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF). A faculty selection committee distributed $50,000 worth of awards.

University seeks applicants for prestigious STEM teaching fellowship
Ohio University, in conjunction with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, is seeking applications for the next cohort of Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellows who will change the world, one student at a time.

Winter weather emergency procedures
Winter weather emergency procedures for Ohio University employees.

Nov 17, 2011
Communication tools at OHIO's fingertips
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has launched a new department website to serve as a resource hub for any university communications questions.

External communications offers strategic counsel and immediate assistance
The external communications team within University Communications and Marketing (UCM) do so much more than press releases.

Fine Arts Learning Community unveils collaborative art
Energy and excitement filled the room as students in the College of Fine Arts Residential Learning Community assembled in the Lincoln Hall lobby Tuesday, Nov. 15, to uncover a collaborative art project – a reflection of their "Experience the Arts" class this past quarter.

Football team wins MAC East
The Ohio University football team clinched the Mid-American Conference East title on Wednesday and will play in the league championship game on Friday, Dec. 2, in Detroit.

Football team wins MAC East with BGSU victory
The Ohio University football team defeated Bowling Green, 29-28, Wednesday night. The win clinched the Mid-American Conference East title and a spot in the MAC Championship game on Dec. 2.

University offers tuition award for children of alumni
Beginning with new students enrolling in fall 2012, Ohio University will offer incentives to the children of alumni living outside Ohio who want to continue the Bobcat family tradition.

Nov 18, 2011
Dublin, Ohio site to be negotiated, purchased for medical school campus
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today voted unanimously to approve a resolution to negotiate and acquire real estate for the development of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) central Ohio extension campus. The property is located at 7001-7003 Post Road in Dublin, Ohio.

Journalism student is Miss Black Ohio; now vying for Miss Black USA
Kayla Hardimon, a junior journalism major, won the annual Miss Black Ohio USA competition in Cincinnati on Oct. 24, using the platform "A Woman's Worth."

Professional Development Day for classified staff is Dec. 6
Classified Senate is hosting a Professional Development Day seminar for classified staff on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Please RSVP by Nov. 30.

Provost and VPFA invite employees to an RCM Day of Learning Dec. 9
On Friday, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an email to all OHIO employees inviting them to an RCM Day of Learning.

Student Social Work Association feeds families for Thanksgiving
The Student Social Work Association has raised enough money to provide more than 30 area families with a Thanksgiving dinner.

University trustees approve $977.5 million capital plan
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved an aggressive six-year capital improvement plan and discussed the University’s long-term strategic capital priorities during meetings yesterday and today.

Nov 21, 2011
Culinary Services unveils new Culinary Support Kitchen
Beginning in December, Ohio University will have an even greater capacity to produce fresh product and a variety of new service items on the Athens campus thanks to the completion of its Culinary Support Kitchen.

Honorary Degree Committee call for suggestions
On Monday, the Honorary Degree committee issued a call for suggestions for candidates to receive honorary degrees from Ohio University.

Local police departments stress education to students to reduce sexual assaults
Along with Ohio University's ongoing efforts to prevent sexual assault, OUPD and the Athens Police Department have taken increased actions to educate students on how to make themselves less vulnerable.

No Compass email on Thursday
The Ohio University Compass email will not be sent out on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.

Power outage update
OHIO-Athens is currently experiencing power outages on campus.

Study seeks to improve fitness levels of Appalachian kids
When Hyun-Ju Oh moved to Ohio, she was surprised to learn that the state ranked high nationally for childhood obesity. Oh, an assistant professor of recreation and sport pedagogy, wondered how K-12 physical education classes could address the problem.

University confers honorary degree to alumna
Ohio University today bestowed an honorary doctorate on one of the University's most distinguished alumni. President Roderick J. McDavis presented Violet L. Patton with a Doctor of Humane Letters degree today at her home.

Nov 22, 2011
Football team's reaction to new black uniforms to be featured on CBS show
The Ohio University football team will be featured in the "Geico presents The Best of College Football 2011" show at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, on CBS stations.

Great job Libby Dudding!
Libby Dudding is the June Classified Employee of the Month. She has 27 years of experience at the University.

President reminds OHIO of mandate to report child abuse
On Tuesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire University reminding them of the mandate to report child abuse.

Nov 28, 2011
"Why I Give" -- Kevin Smith [Video]
Hear Kevin Smith, interim assistant director of leadership and community service for the Campus Involvement Center, tell you why he has given back to the community through United Appeal for Athens County.

Alden Library adjusts hours over the winter break
Alden Library has changed its hours over winter break.

Archivist Bill Kimok brings a sense of community to freshmen
University Libraries Archivist Bill Kimok's University Experience class (UC 115) is designed to help freshmen learn the skills to succeed in college.

Baker University Center winter hours
Last week, Sujit Chemburkar, executive director of event services, sent an email to Ohio University detailing Baker University Center's winter hours.

Bobcats to play Northern Illinois Friday in MAC Football Championship Game
The Bobcats will play Northern Illinois on Friday in the MAC Football Championship Game at 7 p.m. in Detroit, Mich. The game will be televised on ESPN2.

Health campaigns combat African river blindness, study finds
A native of Sudan, Tarig Higazi has seen the impact of river blindness up close. The tropical disease, transmitted by black flies that breed on the banks of fast-flowing rivers and streams, infects people with a parasite that can live in the body for 15 to 20 years. In the southern part of the country where the disease is more virulent, those afflicted may lose vision by age 40.

Job posting suspended during the holidays
University Human Resources will again suspend university-wide and public job postings during the holidays.

Native American Jewelry Show and Sale Dec. 1-4
Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art will host its annual Native American Jewelry Show and Sale Dec. 1-4.

Stephen Golding to speak on WATH Dec. 8
Ohio University's Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding will be a guest on WATH's hour-long radio talk show "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. on Dec. 8 to talk about the latest happenings at OHIO.

Nov 29, 2011
December Alumni Association newsletter available
The Ohio University Alumni Association's e-newsletter, "Alumni," is now available to view.

OHIO to host RCM day of learning
Ohio University will host its first "RCM Day of Learning" in Walter Hall and Grover Center on Friday, Dec. 9.