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News from OHIO's Campuses

Apr 17
OHIO passwords to require secret questions
In the coming months, an increasing number of OHIO online services will require you to have secret challenge questions set for your OHIO password.

VoIP telephone upgrade: pilot and site surveys under way
OIT staff are meeting with university departments to discuss telephone inventories, visiting all university office spaces to confirm  locations for 911 purposes, and building out the pilot group.

Apr 16
Lancaster Campus music students prepare for guitar orchestra concert [VIDEO]
The first guitar orchestra at Ohio University Lancaster is about to hold its first concert.  What is a guitar orchestra, you ask? A guitar orchestra is a musical group made up different kinds of guitars. The Ohio University Lancaster guitar orchestra stems from Music Instructor Paul Young’s Music 1651 class, Classic Folk Guitar for Non-Majors.

OUE-OVAC relationship much more than championships and all-star games
Ohio University Eastern partners with Ohio Valley Athletic Conference to award scholarships to scholar athletes.

Process of converting buildings from heating to cooling underway
During the last few weeks, the Facilities Management staff has been preparing for and in the process of converting building HVAC systems from a primary function of heating to cooling mode.

Upcoming event features OU-C alumnus
Comedienne Natasha Neal to take stage, Aaron Chaney's college career mirrors OU-C's mission and other stories from the Chillicothe Campus

Apr 14
Free Box cloud storage accounts now available
50 GB Box file storage/sharing accounts now are available to all current faculty, staff and students.

Apr 10
Branding OHIO through its website: Part 4
When someone visits ohio.edu for the first time, it is important for first impressions to be positive, real and lasting. Having a well-planned approach to how content is prioritized and purposed is how the ohio.edu redesign and content strategy groups have focused their efforts.

Hearbleed: What you need to know about the Internet security bug
Although OIT has no direct evidence of this bug being exploited at Ohio University, you should take a few simple steps to protect your university account.

Sidewalk closures in effect during electrical work
Traveling by foot around parts of Ohio University’s Athens Campus may mean taking some detours for a short period of time while crews work to install a new electrical duct bank on the south side of campus. The new duct bank will provide improved electrical distribution to certain areas of campus.

Apr 9
Lancaster Campus Spring Fest 2014 begins April 12
The annual OUL Spring Fest will kick off this weekend.  This year’s event runs April 12 - 17.  The week is packed with fun events and theme days to encourage students to participate by dressing up.

Apr 8
Art exhibit features Chillicothe Campus students' work
Events at OU-C connect with community, improve quality of life for region

Better Together Day is April 11
The Better Together Campaign will celebrate its fourth year at Ohio University with Better Together Day. The festivities will take place 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Lancaster Campus student overcomes domestic violence and achieves her dream
When Heather Shahan was attending high school, graduating from college was never something she thought she could do.  She was a teen mom, dropping out of high school and getting married. Shahan went on to have four children while enduring 13 years of physical abuse from her then-husband.

Apr 7
Lancaster Campus advisor receives University College Chapman/Clapp advising award
Ohio University Lancaster Student Support Advisor Phyllis Lanier was recently selected by the University College Dean and the University Academic Advising Council to receive a 2014 Chapman/Clapp Award for Excellence in Advising.

OHIO Bobcats and their mothers celebrate Moms Weekend (PHOTOS)
Ohio University Bobcats and their mothers reunited this past weekend for an annual tradition of family bonding and memory making. Moms Weekend was held April 4-6.

OHIO’s International Week kicks off April 14
Ohio University’s International Week will be held April 14-19 at venues throughout the Athens Campus as well as in the community. The theme of this year’s celebration is “The World in Athens, Athens in the World.”

Ohio University to celebrate blooming of cherry blossom trees
The Ohio University Sakura cherry blossom trees are projected to start blooming on or around April 9. The Linguistics Society of Ohio University will host a gathering to welcome the start of blossom season at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Gordy Hall.

Apr 4
Henry Fenichel to speak about his escape from concentration camp
Henry Fenichel, a Holocaust survivor, will speak about his experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Part of University Terrace closed for emergency repairs
University Terrace between South Green Drive and Race Street is closed Friday, April 4, for emergency repairs.

Queer Studies Conference is April 10-11
The LGBT Center will host the second annual Queer Studies Conference April 10 and 11. This year's conference theme is "Ethically and Queerly Sexual ~ Creative Explorations of Gender, Ethics, and Sexuality."

Sports in Africa Conference is April 10
In honor of the 10th annual Sports in Africa Conference, Ohio University has invited two-time Olympic gold medalist Lee Evans to speak as a guest panelist on "survival of the fastest" in the world of black athletes from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Baker University Center Theatre.

Apr 3
Lancaster Campus student art show opens April 10
Ohio University Lancaster students are putting their artwork on display for the campus and community to view.  The Student Art Show opens next Thursday, April 10, in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall.

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Race For A Reason is less than a month away
The Center for Sports Administration classes of 2014 and 2015 and Athletes in Action would like to announce the countdown to the 3rd annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race For A Reason on April 26.

University photos, e-cards available in advance of graduation
Ohio University’s beauty certainly makes it a memorable place; the rolling hills, the stately buildings and the red brick everywhere you look has inspired love at first sight for many students, faculty and staff. Now that beauty is available for students to take with them as they graduate and move on to their next great adventure.

Apr 2
Community open forums to discuss education in Appalachia
Elementary schools, high schools and colleges are joining forces to benefit southeast Ohio's children. The Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative will be collaborating with the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools in sponsoring three regional community forums.

First Chillicothe Campus social work students earn degrees
Latest news from Ohio University Chillicothe

OHIO Guarantee tuition program receives chancellor’s approval [VIDEO]
The chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents has approved Ohio University’s new tuition guarantee program – named The OHIO Guarantee – setting in motion plans for a new transparent and predictable tuition structure to begin effective with the 2015-16 academic year. The proposal was adopted by the Ohio University Board of Trustees at their January meeting and passed to Chancellor John Carey for final approval.

Scripps Celebration honors faculty, staff, students
The Scripps College of Communication honored faculty, staff and students at the Scripps Celebration, held on March 26 during Communication Week.

University Libraries fans the flames of knowledge
University Libraries’ acquisition and management of digital resources presents incredible opportunities for advancements in scholarship, research and citizenship — opportunities that OHIO students and faculty have been utilizing in big ways.

Apr 1
Mail Services transitions to Ohio University Auxiliaries on April 1
Ohio University Mail Services will transition from Facilities to Auxiliaries on April 1, 2014.

Mar 31
African Cultural Week to be held April 7-13
African Cultural Week will be held on the Athens Campus April 7-13 and will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ohio University's African Studies Program.

Mar 28
OHIO, local community packs Alden for Founders Day Symposium [PHOTO ESSAY]
Ohio University Libraries officially kicked off its bicentennial celebration on Tuesday, March 25, with its Founders Day Symposium.

‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War’ opens April 3 at Eastern Campus
“Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” a traveling exhibition, will be on display at the Ohio University Eastern Campus' library April 3-May 1.

Mar 27
Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Story: No Limits Athletics Co-Founder Cody Sarensen
The March “Imagine Your Possibilities” profile is about an Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington graduate who just walked across the stage at Honors Convocation approximately one year ago.  But, he’s already doing amazing things in our community. He’s being honored with the McGhee Family Inspiration Award at Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities’ Celebration of Possibilities banquet.

Lancaster Campus student organization wins Scripps College award
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s student organization, Lambda Pi Eta, won the Scripps College of Communication Student Organization of the Year award. It’s the first time a regional campus student organization has been recognized in this way by the Scripps College. The group was honored last night at the college’s annual celebration in Athens.

Planned maintenance could affect University online services
Services like Blackboard, Email, PeopleSoft, My OHIO, and the University Front Door should remain accessible during this work; however, some brief interruptions are possible.  

West Mulberry St. now open with weight limit
The following announcement was posted to the City of Athens website.

Mar 26
Alumnus Clarence Page inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence E. Page, a 1969 OHIO graduate, was inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during a ceremony Monday evening in the Baker University Center Theatre.

Leadership Awards Gala to be held Wednesday, April 2
An Ohio University tradition of recognizing the outstanding work of student leaders and student organizations continues with the University’s 31st annual Leadership Awards Gala, scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Pickerington Center student competes nationally with yo-yo
A student at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center is ranked 4th in Ohio and 89th in the world for doing something you have probably never heard of.  Keegan Orr is a competitive yo-yoer.

Mar 25
Bobcat alum Matt Barnes to speak at OU-C graduation event
Chillicothe Campus names graduation speaker, first gen students tell their story and more campus news

Mar 24
Baker Peace Conference speaker breaks down World War I strategies
Author and historian Sir Hew Strachan kicked off the 2014 Baker Peace Conference by sharing details of the strategies and tactics in play during what many historians consider the first modern war.

Libraries to formally kick off bicentennial with Founders Day Symposium
Ohio University Libraries will kick off its bicentennial celebration on Tuesday, March 25, at the Founders Day Symposium, scheduled for 1:30 to 4 p.m. on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

Two Cultural Events Pack Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre
Celebrate Women and WOUB’s premiere screening of “Our Town: Lancaster” made Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre the place to be on Friday and Saturday.

Mar 20
Communication Week 2014 planned for March 24-28
The Scripps College of Communication will celebrate Communication Week 2014 March 24-28.

OHIO to play host to world’s largest geocaching competition
Ohio University’s Baker University Center Ballroom will serve as mission central for the world’s largest geocaching competition,the Midwest Open Geocaching Adventure, March 28-30.

OHIO, local community celebrate International Women’s Day [PHOTO ESSAY]
Members of the Ohio University and Athens community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Sunday, March 16, to celebrate OHIO’s sixth annual International Women’s Day Festival.

Patton College's Art Extravaganza features Coolville Elementary artists
Budding artists from Coolville Elementary received the red-carpet treatment at the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education on Monday during the eighth annual Art Extravaganza.

Pruitt Field closed for painting
Painting the lines of the new track at Pruitt Field will close the facility Thursday, March 20 through Friday, March 28.