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News from OHIO's Campuses

Mar 4
2015 FAFSA March Mania ramps up for return of Southern Campus students
Ohio University Southern’s Office of Students Services presents the 2015 FAFSA March Mania to help students and parents with financial aid planning.

March 11 Campus Conversation to feature panel discussion
Ohio University will hold its third “Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality” event of the semester from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Mar 3
Final Kennedy Lecture of the year to feature musician, focus on Beatles
Scott Freiman will present "A Trip through Strawberry Fields" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium as part of Ohio University's 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series.

Lancaster Campus women's basketball team wins second consecutive state title
The Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Basketball team won their second consecutive state title on Sunday. The women defeated Ohio State University Newark by a score of 72 to 60 to become state champions. The game was played in OUL’s Brasee Hall gym.

WOUB secures PBS grant for bird workshop for Southeast Ohio children
WOUB Public Media’s Outreach Supervisor Suzanne Borchard has received a grant of $3,500 from PBS to help teach children about birds.

Mar 2
Gateway to Success program to be held for first time on regional campus in Lancaster
The Gateway to Success program will be held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus this month, and it’s the first time the event has been held on a regional campus. Gateway to Success is a program which assists area high school students with disabilities who may be considering, or could benefit from, college or additional training after their high school graduation. It will be held on March 20 and 21.

Feb 26
How to avoid being a victim of crime during spring break
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers offers tips to help the University community avoid being the victim of theft during breaks in the academic year.

Lancaster Campus associate professor believes today's FCC net neutrality vote has big implications
The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote today on an issue that impacts everyone -- net neutrality.

Public invited to symposium on tornadoes, hurricanes, weather forecasting
Tornadoes, hurricanes, and long-range weather forecasting are on the agenda at Ohio University's sixth annual Meteorological Symposium on Saturday, March 21, from noon to 5 p.m. in Walter 235.

Feb 25
OHIO fleet turns over a new leaf
Ohio University faculty, staff and students looking to rent a vehicle from the University’s motor pool now have one more green option at their fingertips, thanks to the recent purchase of a Nissan Leaf.

Feb 24
Authors@Alden: “The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne” to be shown at Alden Library
On Feb. 26, “The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne,” a documentary film about a World War II nurse who volunteered at the U.S. Army’s medical aid station during the Siege of Bastogne, will be shown in the 1951 Lounge.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Columbus CEO Magazine Assistant Editor Kitty McConnell
In 1995, Kitty McConnell was in high school at Bloom Carroll and had dreams of being an actress.  McConnell started taking theatre classes at OUL while in high school through the Post Secondary Options Program and quickly learned that she loved being on stage.  She ended up taking classes at OUL for a couple of years after high school and remained a part of OUL Theatre.

Feb 23
Black History Month keynote speaker takes audience on journey from Jim Crow to the end of apartheid
An American multimedia journalist, author and former foreign correspondent who has written extensively about civil rights and women’s issues, Charlayne Hunter-Gault took those who attended Ohio University's Black History Month keynote on a journey through the two revolutions that fueled her path both personally and professionally – the American civil rights movement and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Lancaster Campus Lunch with 12 Strangers connects students and alumni
Students and Alumni who share the Ohio University connection often form a bond that is difficult to break.  Several students from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington now have a new Bobcat bond with a member of the Lancaster business community.

Veterans Center naming honors OHIO alumni
Ohio University is moving forward with plans to pay tribute to two esteemed veterans with deep OHIO connections by naming the current Veterans and Military Student Service Center in their honor.

Feb 20
Lancaster Campus welcomes new mental health counselor
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has a new mental health counselor on campus.  Alan Warner began in his new role on campus this semester after former OUL Counselor Michael Ashton was hired as Lecturer of Human Services Technology. Warner is working on campus through a partnership with New Horizons Mental Health Services.

OUPD to offer Rape Aggression Defense class
Ohio University Police will offer a free six-week Rape Aggression Defense class (R.A.D) beginning in mid-March.

Several OU-C students pursue community service opportunities
Connecting with region adds to college experience; campus engages in retention efforts and more news

Feb 19
Branding OHIO this spring
A few of the ways UCM is working to achieve that mission this spring are outlined in these initiatives.

OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion hosts testing for foreign awards badge (PHOTOS)
Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion hosted the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge testing for the fifth consecutive year on Feb. 13 and 14.

Feb 17
Both Lancaster Campus basketball teams advance to final four
The Ohio University Lancaster Men’s and Women’s basketball are headed to the final four.  Both teams earned their spots in the Ohio Regional Campus State Tournament Final Four by playing extremely well last weekend.

Lancaster Campus instructional librarian awarded scholarship to attend national library conference
Ohio University Lancaster Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer Paul Campbell is headed to the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) national conference in March after receiving a conference scholarship.

Feb 16
Black History Month event to address role of the black press in America on Feb. 19
In celebration of Black History Month, Ohio University will host a panel discussion titled, "Telling our stories: The Black Press," at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 19.

Eastern Campus to hold College Credit Plus enrollment meeting Feb. 24
Ohio University Eastern will be holding an informational session about the College Credit Plus program for all area Ohio students entering grades 7-12 and their parents on Tuesday, Feb. 24, at 6 p.m. in Shannon Hall.

Women’s Center seeking participants for 2015 International Women’s Day Festival
Ohio University’s Women’s Center is seeking participants for its annual International Women’s Day Festival, which will be held Sunday, March 15, on the Athens Campus.

Feb 15
Polar Plunge raises more than $21,000 for Special Olympics Ohio
The eighth annual Ohio University Polar Bear Plunge, which was hosted by the Ohio University Police Department, attracted more than 125 plungers to Lake Snowden and raised more than $21,000 for Special Olympics Ohio.

Feb 13
OHIO alumna encourages students with her experiences
As one of only six African American women in the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), Ohio University alumna Renee Powell is often asked, “What do you think your legacy will be?” Her journey to discover her answer was part of the speech she shared with a crowd of about 50 people on Wednesday, Feb. 4.

UCM releases annual communication report via video
Each year, Ohio University Communications and Marketing recounts the department’s communications initiatives and efforts in the form of an annual report. But this year, the University community can view the report in a new format – an infographic video – to learn about UCM’s work to elevate the University’s national profile.

Feb 12
Lancaster Campus lecturer nominated for International Women's Day award
Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Communication Studies Dr. Pamela Kaylor has been nominated for an International Women’s Day Recognition Award for the 2015 International Women’s Day Columbus Celebration. Kaylor was nominated in the education category.

Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program hosts weekly student activities
During February, March and April, the Survivor Advocacy Program at Ohio University will offer bi-weekly events on Fridays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Women’s Center.

University community reminded of emergency closure policy
As a follow up to information distributed to the Ohio University community in December regarding emergency closings, Ohio University Human Resources would like to remind the University community about the University's policy on emergency closings.

Feb 11
Ohio University Zanesville features alumni for Third Thursday
Ohio University Zanesville’s Third Thursday event in February will feature alumni Levi Funk and Kyle Jones for an evening of music and entertainment Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.

Speaker delivers thought-provoking talk on Chillicothe Campus
Black History Month speaker addresses campus, Hilltoppers enter state tourney play and more news

University mourns death of National Trustee J. Patrick Campbell
The Ohio University community is mourning the death of National Trustee J. Patrick Campbell, 65, who died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Feb. 4, in Walloon Lake, Mich.

Feb 10
Lancaster Campus women's basketball team wins ORCC East Division for 5th straight year
The Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Basketball team clinched their fifth straight Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title Saturday afternoon after defeating OSU Mansfield 63-43.

Ridges Advisory committee receives project update
Members serving on Ohio University’s Ridges Advisory committee met Tuesday. Feb. 3, to hear next steps as presented by The Ridges Master Plan committee. The advisory committee meets quarterly to review progress and provide feedback about the project, which is designed to update the planning document for the lands and buildings at The Ridges.

Feb 9
Feb. 11 Relaxation Station to offer an afternoon of pampering
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center is offering a Relaxation Station from noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, on the fourth floor of Baker University Center. It will include aqua massage beds, chair massagers, foot/leg massagers and pillow massagers.

History professor, author to speak on campus sexual assaults, policies
KC Johnson, an American history professor at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center, will deliver a public lecture on “Abandoning Due Process: Campus Sexual Assault and Presumptions of Guilt” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16 in Baker University Center 240/242.

OUPD detective demonstrates ease of gathering stalking information at brown bag session
An Ohio University detective demonstrated the ease a person can collect stalking information by using technology during a brown bag lunch and learn at the Ohio University Women’s Center.

Feb 8
Founders Day display to celebrate first OHIO graduates
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the first graduates to receive degrees from Ohio University, and in honor of that milestone, this year’s Founders Day will commemorate the pioneering spirit of those first graduates with a display on the 5th floor of Alden Library.

Feb 6
Bobcats can celebrate Valentine’s Day the Campus Recreation way
Activities planned for Feb. 14 include climbing competition, love boat at the Aquatic Center, and a recreational skate.

Feb. 11 Campus Conversation to include ‘processing,’ ‘action’ tables
Members of the OHIO and Athens communities are invited to “Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality” from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the Walter Hall Rotunda. For the first time, the event will offer participants an opportunity to engage in both “processing” and “action” conversations.

Journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault to serve as Black History Month keynote speaker
Award-winning multimedia journalist Charlayne Hunter-Gault will serve as Ohio University’s Black History Month keynote speaker Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom. She will also be presented the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's Carr Van Anda Award.

Feb 5
Ohio University Lancaster men’s basketball team wins second straight conference title
The Ohio University Lancaster’s men’s basketball team clinched their second straight Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title after defeating Ohio University Eastern 94-70 last Saturday.

Feb 4
Chillicothe Campus, Adena Health System celebrate partnership
Organizations with shared vision epitomize spirit of the regional campus mission

Lancaster Campus OSEA conducts mid-year supply drive for local elementary school students
Ohio University Lancaster’s chapter of the Ohio Student Education Association is doing its part to help local elementary school students succeed in the classroom. The organization is conducting a mid-year supply drive on campus from Monday, February 9 through Saturday, February 14.

Feb 3
Lancaster Campus hosting College Goal Sunday this weekend
Ohio University Lancaster is serving as a College Goal Sunday site for the third year in a row.  College Goal Sunday is a free, state-wide event presented by the Ohio Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (OASFAA) and endorsed by the Ohio Board of Regents. There are locations in every county in the state for the event.  It is held once a year so students and their families can receive assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Feb 2
Cornelius Jones to serve as Black History Month/Black HIV Awareness Month speaker
Cornelius Jones Jr., an LGBT activist and HIV survivor, will deliver the keynote speech for the Ohio University celebration of both Black History Month and Black HIV Awareness Month on Feb. 4.

Ohio University Wins Coveted Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education
Ohio University Wins Coveted Award for Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education

Feb 1
Jazz Ambassadors to perform free concert at Ohio University Eastern
The internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, D.C., will hold a free concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 1, in the Health and Physical Education Center on the campus of Ohio University Eastern.