Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Sep 18
Chillicothe Campus holds topical discussions
Constitution Day and Diversity Discussions spark dialogue among campus and local community members

Executive Vice President and Provost sends message regarding observance of religious holidays
The following is a message about the observance of religious holidays and religious expression at Ohio University.

Submissions being accepted for International Education Week photo contest
The Office of Education Abroad is holding its annual photo contest in conjunction with International Education Week. This year’s theme is “What does international education mean to me?” and entries are due by Oct. 17.

Sep 17
Branding OHIO this fall
All of the marketing efforts initiated and supported by UCM are meant to create first and lasting impressions of the brand to a wide array of stakeholders.

Frontiers of Science to host philosopher Arthur Fine on Sept. 22
Ohio University's Frontiers of Science series will host Arthur Fine, a philosopher of science who specializes in Albert Einstein, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Heritage College dean named to chair national accreditation commission
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine haven been named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association.

Heritage College leads the way in teaching primary care
Last year, the Heritage College launched its “Introduction to Primary Care” course for first-year students, and college researchers have completed a soon-to-be-published study on its impact.

How to opt-in for text messages [VIDEO]
In a few short steps, you can opt-in to receive text notifications from the Ohio University Libraries. If you decide that you no longer want them, you can opt-out at any time.

Interfaith Peace Walk celebrates similarities instead of differences
The Better Together organization within United Campus Ministries at Ohio University hosted its fourth annual Interfaith Peace Walk on Thursday, Sept. 11 in an effort to spread the message of peace among all faiths.

Libraries’ bicentennial book wins international award
University Libraries’ book, “200 Years of Shared Discovery: The Bicentennial of Ohio University Libraries,” was recently named a silver award winner in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards Program In-house Print Publication category.

Red foxes finding homes in Bobcat Nation
Since the beginning of the year, three female red foxes and their kits have been spotted on and around the Athens Campus.

Study Abroad Info Sessions September 18 on Lancaster Campus
Students at Ohio University Lancaster are getting the opportunity to learn about how to make their dreams of studying abroad a reality. Education Abroad and Competitive Awards Info Sessions are being held throughout the day on Thursday, September 18 in Brasee Hall on the Lancaster Campus. The sessions are sponsored by Ohio University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Office of Education Abroad, Global Health Initiatives, and Information and Educational Technology. Representatives from the Athens Campus will be on hand to answer questions.

Sep 16
Pop culture art exhibit opens this week on Lancaster Campus
Art, featuring pop culture icons like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol, is hanging in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts for the next couple of months as part of the latest exhibit.  The exhibit by Lancaster’s own Wayne Williams is a compilation of Williams’ work in the area of pop culture art.

Stabilization package approved to protect Ridges buildings
A request for funding to help stabilize and protect several buildings at The Ridges at Ohio University has received approval from the Capital Funding & Priorities Committee (CF&

University Libraries hosting 'Fire to iPhone' exhibit
The exhibit is being presented by the College of Arts and Sciences to introduce a new group of themed classes titled “Fire to iPhone: The Technological Human.”

Sep 15
Open forums for central calendar upgrade announced
The Ohio University community is invited to attend two open forums to evaluate calendar solutions for the OHIO Calendar of University Events. The open forums will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Sep 14
Community Connections: The Center Day Shuffle
The Patton College will host the second annual Center Day Shuffle on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Grover Center Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All students, faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Leadership and Advocacy Summit to be held Sunday, Sept. 21
The Patton College of Education will be host the fifth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit: Be the Change! event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in Nelson Commons 146.

Sep 12
Lancaster Campus Women’s Studies lecturer hopes NFL domestic violence scandal creates awareness
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies lecturer hopes the very public domestic violence scandal involving former Baltimore Ravens Football Player Ray Rice and the NFL will start a long-term national discussion on an issue that needs attention.

OHIO Farmers Market returns for fall semester
The Ohio University Mini Farmers Market returns to the Athens Campus and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Friday throughout September and October at Howard Park.

President McDavis releases statement on student efforts to promote healing; peaceful dialogue
President Roderick J. McDavis sent this message to the University community on Sept. 12, 2014.

Sep 11
Delegation from Ridges Master Planning Committee travels to Traverse City
Select members of The Ridges Master Plan Committee traveled to Michigan to visit a revitalized former Kirkbride facility similar to The Ridges.

Emerald Ash Borer hits Lancaster Campus
About 20 ash trees will be removed from the Ohio University Lancaster North Parking Lot on Friday and Saturday.  The trees need to be removed because they have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Sep 10
First Cultural Conversation event is Sept. 16
Ohio University's Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Cultural Conversation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. The importance of diversity is the topic.

Lancaster Campus to mark Patriot Day and Constitution Day
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will mark Patriot Day and Constitution Day with events on campus.  Patriot Day is September 11 and marks the anniversary of the day terrorists hi-jacked several airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

OHIO rises in recent US News & World Report ranking
Ohio University’s standing among national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, has increased from last year, moving from 135th overall to 129th.

Ohio University Women's Club kicks off fun Sept. 17
The Ohio University Women's Club will open its 2014-15 season next week with fun, camaraderie and the opportunity to make new connections in the University and local community. The OUWC Fall Kick-Off will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17

Sep 9
'Challenges in Teaching' Faculty Learning Community seeks applicants
The "Challenges in Teaching" Faculty Learning Community is open to tenure-track, recently-tenured, and Group II faculty. Applications are due by Oct. 1.

Chillicothe Campus sets strategic plans
OU-C focuses on student success, Constitution Day event features local news professionals and more news

Critical Resistance to Mass Incarceration Series begins with Ferguson, Sept. 11
The first Critical Resistance event of the year will be a Students for Law, Justice & Culture-coordinated faculty panel discussion on the recent Ferguson protests on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in Athena 212.

Wealth & Poverty: 'A New Social Theory of Poverty,' Sept. 12
The 2014-15 Wealth & Poverty Speaker Series presents Dr. Lakshman Yapa on "A New Social Theory of Poverty" on Friday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 p.m., followed by Q&A, in Baker Theater.

Sep 8
Lancaster Campus websites now optimized for mobile
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s websites are now optimized for mobile use on your smartphone or tablet. The mobile-friendly site will help students, faculty, and staff who use their mobile devices to complete work navigate the site more easily.

Printing Services to host exclusive Promotional Products Showcase
Ohio University Printing Services will highlight many of its on-campus promotional options during a Promotional Products Showcase event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Sep 7
Keepsakes from History: The Libraries’ Special Collections
University Libraries' Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections includes notable collections from Ohio University alumnae Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Lynn Johnson.

United Campus Ministry to host Interfaith Peace Walk Sept. 11
The Interfaith Peace Walk promotes peace and unity. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., and is organized by the Better Together organization at Ohio University within United Campus Ministry.

Sep 4
Lancaster Campus Testing Center earns national recognition
The Testing Center at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus was recently awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).  The OUL Testing Center is one of the few test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process.

OHIO response to Marzec ALS video
Ohio University has issued the following statement regarding the Student Senate president’s response to President Roderick J. McDavis’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

President McDavis calls for civility following video
In a message sent to the University community Thursday, Sept. 4, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis called for civility in conversations following a video released by the OHIO Student Senate president.

Sep 3
Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Sept. 5. The University will test emergency communication through text messaging, outdoor notification system, CATVision, email and a new emergency notification tool, Alertus Desktop.

Former Lancaster Campus student honored with Fairfield County Emerging Athena award
A former Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student has been recognized for her work helping those with developmental disabilities in the region.  Rachel Berens was honored with the Emerging Athena award at a Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce dinner last week.

Hands-on course gives Heritage College students a head start in clinical training
When it comes to suturing a cut, performing a spinal tap or filling out an electronic health record, a medical student can learn only so much from reading and observation. That’s why all physicians-in-training entering their third year at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine must complete an intensive, hands-on course that engages them in more than a dozen common clinical procedures, from scrubbing for surgery to splinting a limb.

Ribbon-cutting set for OU-C emergency training center
Project is true campus-community partnership and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

Zanesville Campus to celebrate Constitution Day with speaker from Chillicothe Campus
In honor of Constitution Day, John O’Keefe, assistant professor of history from Ohio University’s Chillicothe Campus, will speak Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium on the Zanesville Campus.

Sep 2
Lancaster Campus offers new weekly workshops for future teachers
Education professors and the Ohio Student Education Association at OUL are working to make sure that teacher candidates on campus are prepared for the real world upon graduation. That is why they are holding a weekly professional development workshop for education majors called “So You Think You Can Teach?”

University community invited to "Your Passport to The OHIO Guarantee" event
Ohio University is preparing to switch to an innovative tuition and fee structure beginning in fall 2015 and as part of those preparations, the University community is invited to an interactive workshop designed to answer basic questions about this new structure, named The OHIO Guarantee.

Aug 29
OHIO departments, schools collaborate on regional water project
The School of Visual Communication and WOUB Public Media are collaborating with Ohio University’s Department of Geography, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, School of Communication Studies, School of Media Arts and Studies and the Voinovich School of Leadership to provide the public with an easy way to find information about issues that may affect their water resources.

OHIO trustees approve debt strategy, review enrollment gains
The Ohio University Board of Trustees met in Dublin, Ohio, and heard updates related to several ongoing initiatives, including a debt management strategy designed to reduce the University’s significant deferred maintenance backlog.

Ohio University, Kent State form partnership for future collaboration
Ohio University and Kent State University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools’ football seasons, but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations.

Aug 28
IRS concludes University employment tax audit
Ohio University is actively taking steps to strengthen its business practices to ensure compliance with ever changing and evolving tax regulations, following an employment tax audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Fairfield County Dog Warden Todd McCullough
Todd McCullough has gone to the dogs – literally. The 32-year old has been the Fairfield County Dog Warden and Adoption Center Director for nearly a year now.  He got the job shortly after graduating from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington.