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Dec 1, 2010
McDavis reflects on first presidential visit to Ghana
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis made institutional history this past fall by embarking on the first presidential visit to Ghana, Nov. 8-11.

OhioHealth names lab at medical school’s new research facility
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) is pleased to announce a $100,000 gift from OhioHealth that will support a medical research lab and shared equipment necessary to further diabetes and cancer research.

Provost Matters: Strategic Planning
Over the course of the past academic quarter, University leaders have discussed how to revise our approach to strategic planning in light of the changing circumstances that face our institution and how to ensure that this new approach will inform the next stage of our multi-year budgeting process.

Dec 2, 2010
Professor named a fellow of American Physical Society
Carl Brune, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the primary professional association of physicists in the United States.

This month in the senates: November
A brief recap of the three OHIO employee senate meetings

Dec 3, 2010
Graduate students help capture oral histories of Meigs County watershed
When Ohio University graduate student Karla Sanders was looking for way to engage a Meigs County community in watershed protection issues during her stint as a volunteer in Rural Action’s AmeriCorps Watersheds Program last year, she received some simple advice from colleagues: Just listen to the local stories.

Ohio Travels to Tobacco Road for NCAA Tournament
Ohio University makes its eighth-straight trip to the NCAA Tournament this weekend as it ventures to Durham, N.C., for a first-round matchup against the Ivy League champion Penn Quakers. The game is at 5 p.m. in Duke University’s Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Service fraternity assists Athens High School repair efforts
Ohio University’s chapter of Alpha Phi Omega recently presented Athens High School with a check for $1,440. The money will be used to repair the damages caused by a Sept. 16 tornado.

UHR to host conflict management workshop on Wednesday
University Human Resources will host a conflict management workshop for faculty and staff on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon in Human Resources and Training Center 141.

Dec 5, 2010
OHIO trashes competition in Game Day Challenge
Among the 79 schools competing in this year’s Game Day Challenge, Ohio University placed in the top-twelve in all but one of the competition’s five categories.

Ohio football to play Dec. 18 bowl game in New Orleans
The Ohio football team will face the Troy Trojans (7-5, 6-2 Sun Belt) in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl in New Orleans, Louisiana (Louisiana Superdome) on Saturday, Dec. 18 at 9 p.m. ET (8 p.m. CT) on ESPN.

Search underway for university’s next sustainability leader
OHIO will soon begin a search for its next sustainability leader. The search will follow the departure of Director of Sustainability Sonia Marcus.

Voinovich School partners to expand youth entrepreneurship efforts
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will continue to partner with the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) to offer the ICAN! Entrepreneurship Advancement Initiative in several Ohio counties.

Dec 6, 2010
Knowing how plants create cell walls could improve food, biofuel production
Ahmed Faik, an associate professor of environmental and plant biology, is dedicated to finding out how plant cells make cell walls. Cell walls help woody stalks stand tall and make almonds harder than apples.

Dec 8, 2010
Job postings suspended during holidays
University Human Resources will again suspend university-wide and public job postings during the Holidays.

Ohio University Press offers holiday discounts
Until Jan. 31, Ohio University Press will be offering 30 percent off the list price of any Ohio University Press book to OHIO faculty, staff and alumni.

Weidig receives Classified Regional Campus Scholarship
Megan Weidig, a junior, Bachelor of Specialized Studies, has been awarded the Classified Regional Campus Scholarship. The $1000 award goes to outstanding students attending one of the five regional campus branches of Ohio University or the main campus.

Zanesville Campus Library encourages community engagement
The Zanesville Campus Library at Ohio University-Zanesville and Zane State College is giving back to the community in a big way this year! Led by Emily Paul, the Friends for Literary Improvement (FLI) Student Group has undertaken three projects to help those in need or who are serving our country.

Dec 9, 2010
Donate football bowl game tickets to troops!
Ohio Athletics is offering a unique opportunity for the New Orleans Bowl by giving fans the option to purchase tickets to the game that will be donated to men and women of the Armed Forces in the New Orleans area.

Husband and wife become organ donation ambassadors
When their daughter Emma's skin turned yellow at school almost four years ago, Ohio University administrators Jeff and Pam Brown could never guess that the incident would change their life forever.

Teri Geiger accepts position with Senator-elect Rob Portman
Teri Geiger, Ohio University director of government relations, has accepted the position of state director for U.S. Senator-elect Rob Portman. She will begin her new position on Jan. 3, 2011.

Dec 10, 2010
Environmental Studies wins gingerbread decorating contest
Although 13 teams competed in the annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest, Environmental Studies successfully defended its title.

Dec 13, 2010
Fatalism, finances reduce health screenings in Appalachia
If more people participated in screenings for cancer, catching it early at a more treatable stage, perhaps that fatalism could be abated and more lives saved. Graduate student Travis Lovejoy conducted several recent studies to better understand the factors that influence Appalachians’ decisions to be screened.

Happy holidays from Ohio University
Visit <a href=greetings>www.ohio.edu/greetings</a> to see the University's holiday greeting for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. You also can download winter-themed OHIO desktop wallpaper.

Highlighting the Green video - Fall 2010
Fall 2010 Edition - Ohio University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are accomplishing remarkable feats every day. Collectively, these achievements are elevating our university's national profile and showing the world what it means to be green. This special video encapsulates a few of the recent triumphs that have added new chapters to OHIO's legacy of excellence.

OHIO’s “front door” to get new focus
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has redesigned and refocused the University’s homepage, referred to as the “front door,” to cater to the interest and needs of prospective students and external audiences.

Volunteers needed to help tornado victims rebuild
According to a news release from the Athens County Emergency Management Team, volunteers are still needed to help area residents recovering from the Sept. 16 tornado and severe weather disaster in Athens County.

Dec 14, 2010
New campus building ornaments available
Ohio University Printing Services has released the 2010 additions to its Buildings of Campus Signature Ornament Series.

OU-COM welcomes first international exchange student
The College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) welcomed its first international exchange student thanks to an OU-COM student organization that made the program possible.

Student-athletes take part in Rufus Reads
During this season of giving, a number of Ohio student-athletes visited West Elementary School as part of the Rufus Reads Program.

Dec 15, 2010
Workshop kicks off environmental discourse through Kanawha Project
Twenty-eight Ohio University faculty and students kicked off a year’s worth of sustainability discourse this past week through a Kanawha Project workshop.

Dec 16, 2010
Discovery could help control life-threatening disease
A discovery by a team of researchers from Ecuador, the United Kingdom and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) could prove key to creating control programs for a parasite that causes a life-threatening disease in humans.

OHIO in the media more than ever
The Ohio University quarterly media report from University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is now available.

Students and alumni to participate in New Orleans service project
Ohio University Student Affairs has asked students and alumni to participate in a community service project on Saturday morning in New Orleans. The volunteers will help build a new playground in an area damaged by Hurricane Katrina.

Watch out for e-mail scams
Don't let an e-mail fool you into giving away personal information like your Oak password.

Dec 17, 2010
$10 million gift to lead multipurpose center building effort
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis announced today that Robert D. and Margaret (Peggy) Walter and the Walter Family Foundation will commit a $10 million gift to The Ohio University Foundation.

Alumnus tabbed as next Ohio State Highway Patrol superintendent
State of Ohio Governor-elect John Kasich has chosen Ohio University alumnus Maj. John T. Born as the next superintendent of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. He is a 23-year veteran of the Highway Patrol.

Football team reaches out to New Orleans community
Members of the Ohio University football team took part in a pair of community outreach events in the greater New Orleans area on Thursday as they prepare for Saturday's R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl (9 p.m. ET).

Human Resources webinar tackles holiday stress
On Tuesday, University Human Resources (UHR) will sponsor a webinar for employees concerning holiday stress titled, "Say What You Mean the Right Way: Healthy Forms of Communication."

Newswatch gets new look, new time and finds treasures in the process
On Monday, Jan. 3, “Newswatch,” WOUB’s student-produced nightly news program, will have a different look thanks to KMIZ-TV in Columbia, Mo. and the volunteering of staff and students.

Dec 20, 2010
Alumna Piper Perabo nominated for Golden Globe
Ohio University alumna Piper Perabo has been nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in the USA Network’s television drama “Covert Affairs.”

Bright, bold blazars intrigue astrophysicists
Ohio University astrophysicist Markus Böttcher likes studying blazers because their energy is “so far beyond our experience on Earth.

Compass e-mails to take short hiatus
As the end of the winter break approaches, Ohio University Compass e-mails will take a short hiatus. There will be no Compass e-mail pushes on Thursday or during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, Dec. 27-31. The e-mail pushes will resume Jan. 3.

Students team with Kids on Campus to teach Trimble students
Students from the Ohio University Environmental Studies and Environmental and Plant Biology graduate programs teamed up with Kids on Campus last week to teach Trimble Elementary School students the importance of ecology.

University closed on Dec. 23, 24 and 31
Ohio University will be closed Thursday, Dec. 23, and Friday, Dec. 24, in observance of the national Christmas holiday. The University will be closed Thursday because it operates under a floating holiday schedule and Thursday will be an observance of Presidents Day.

Dec 21, 2010
OIT warns employees to watch out for e-mail scams
Don't let an e-mail fool you into giving away personal information like your Oak password. Be especially wary of messages asking you to 'confirm' your account information.

Dec 22, 2010
Finance and Administration leader announces position changes
Ohio University Vice President Finance and Administration Steve Golding recently announced several critical appointments within the Finance and Administration area.

Dec 27, 2010
Swimming and Diving making ripples on national scene
Ohio swimming and diving is among teams receiving votes in the latest TYR/CSCAA (College Swimming Coaches Association of America) Top 25 poll.

Dec 30, 2010
GLC students spend intersession in Vietnam
Twenty-six students in Ohio University’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) spent the winter intersession hard at work. Not at mall stores or shoveling snow, but half a world away honing their leadership skills as consultants to international corporations.

OHIO Worldwide: Our ties with Ghana
A handful of Ohio University delegates, including President Roderick J. McDavis and representatives from the Center for International Studies, crossed the Atlantic to secure ties with a valued strategic partner – Ghana.