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News from OHIO's Campuses

Jan 25
Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens campus will test its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Jan. 30.

Jan 23
2015 Fitness Workshop Series kicks off Jan. 24 at Ping Center
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness are presenting the 2015 Fitness Workshop Series, a free program open to the OHIO and Athens communities and designed to educate those working toward healthier lifestyles about different areas of fitness.

Are we all living in a 'Matrix' simulation? Jan. 29
The Knowing the Future curricular theme hosts physicist Dr. Silas Beane presenting a general-interest seminar on “Are you living in a simulation?” on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger 194.

ESPN analyst Chris Broussard coming to Athens
The Ohio University chapter of Associated Press Sports Editors, in partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., is bringing ESPN NBA analyst/writer Chris Broussard to campus on Thursday, Jan. 29.

New: Transcultural Encounters and Border Crossings film series
With Dr. Michael Gillespie, Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak is curator of the new Transcultural Encounters and Border Crossings Film Series at the Athena this spring.

OHIO continues promise to improve college access
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today completed the final step in a pioneering journey toward improving higher education expense predictability by setting the tuition rates for the first cohort in the innovative new tuition and fee program, The OHIO Guarantee.

OHIO trustees set tuition and fee rates, discuss financial aid
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved tuition and fee rates for the first cohort of students under The OHIO Guarantee and discussed the impact of new financial aid initiatives at meetings on the Athens Campus.

Spring 2015 Middle East and North Africa film series begins
In Spring 2015, a number of Ohio University departments, centers, and programs are teaming up to present six films that highlight various aspects of historical and contemporary life in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.

United in Anger film and discussion, Jan. 26
The Political Science Film Series presents a screening of the award-winning film United in Anger: A History of Act-Up by Jim Hubbard on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Theater.

Jan 22
Portion of University Terrace closed Jan. 28
University Terrace will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 28, between Park Place and Bryan Hall.

Ridges Advisory Committee to meet in early February
The Ohio University Ridges Advisory Committee will hold their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center in Baker University Center on the Athens Campus.

University receives $600,000 ODOT contract for Nelsonville Bypass traffic, wildlife study
The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded Ohio University a three-year, $600,000 federally funded research contract to monitor traffic safety and the effectiveness of wildlife preservation efforts along the new U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass.

Jan 21
Branding OHIO through its principles
Branding OHIO through its principles

Work of Canal Winchester Artists Guild to be displayed on Lancaster Campus
The winter art exhibition in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts will open next week.  It will feature the work of artists from the Canal Winchester Artists Guild.

Jan 20
Chillicothe Campus communication efforts engage audiences
Endeavors are designed are designed with plan and purposes that are tailored to achieve campus' strategic objectives and more news from the Chillicothe Campus

Lancaster Campus professor releases book on fans of The Rolling Stones
Ohio University Lancaster Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology Andrea J. Baker has put her love of the Rolling Stones and its fans into her new book “You Get What You Need: Stories of Fans of the Rolling Stones.”

Martin Luther King Jr. brunch speakers entertain and inspire audience
More than 250 people gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Monday, Jan. 19, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Brunch at Ohio University. Speaker Jim Lucas captured the crowd with his unforgettable MLK Jr. speech recitations.

Jan 19
Kennedy Lecture Series to welcome historian, author Nell Irvin Painter
Ohio University’s 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series continues this month with “An Evening with Nell Irvin Painter” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Jan 16
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12.

Jan 15
Actor to meet with Lancaster Campus Theatre students after MLK performance January 28
Actor Darryl Van Leer will meet with OUL Theatre students for about an hour after he performs a one-man show portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Lancaster Campus January 28.

Jan. 20 Campus Conversation to focus on racial dynamics, inequality
“Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University Polar Plunge is Feb. 14
Show your support of Special Olympics Ohio's athletes at the annual Ohio University Polar Plunge fundraising event on Feb. 14 at Lake Snowden. Plungers are required to raise a minimum $50 in pledges by the day of the event.

University mourns CHSP Professor Emerita Susan Bullard
Susan Kay Bullard, professor emerita in CHSP’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, died in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Friday, Jan. 2. She joined the faculty of the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences as an assistant professor and served as a faculty member for more than 20 years.

Jan 14
Online Registration open for Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women 2015
Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2015. You can register by going to www.ohio.edu/lancaster/events/celebratewomen.cfm .

Jan 13
Chillicothe Campus takes strategic approach to enrollment
Student success is at forefront of smart approach designed to bolster enrollment

January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The University community is invited to view the January meeting via live stream.

Security tips: Mobile apps
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Jan 12
Name of new Lancaster Campus student lounge connects campus to community and Ohio University in Athens
The new Bobcat Bistro at Ohio University Lancaster represents a union of OUL students, the Lancaster community and Ohio University in Athens in many different ways.

University announces International Space University astronaut panel, first participant
The twelfth man to walk on the moon will travel to Athens in June as part of an elite astronaut panel for International Space University’s 2015 Space Studies Program, which Ohio University will host.

Jan 11
University expands WiFi coverage to include OU Inn
University affiliated visitors to the Ohio University Inn now have a new Internet option: the OHIO wireless network.

Jan 9
Ohio University Zanesville celebrates storytelling with graduate Andy Bell
Ohio University Zanesville graduate Andy Bell will join John McIntire, library early childhood literacy specialist, for an evening in celebration of storytelling at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 on the Zanesville Campus.

Satellite subscribers to see changes for WOUB-TV
A reclassification by Nielsen Media Research will allow DISH Network and DIRECTV subscribers in the Columbus market to receive WOUB-TV while satellite subscribers in the Charleston/Huntington market area will no longer receive WOUB-TV.

Jan 8
Branding OHIO by building momentum
In the last three years, we have re-positioned our brand in the market, revised our external communications policy, and completed the third wave of a brand perception research study. At the beginning of the fall semester, I asked members of the Marketing Advisory Council to answer the following question—“What do you hope happens with the OHIO brand this year that didn’t happen last year?”

Community members and organizations give to Lancaster Campus theatre fundraising effort
We’re more than halfway there! $142,000 has been raised thus far during the “The Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign.”  The fundraising effort started in July, 2014 and aims to raise $250,000 to upgrade the 475-seat theatre.  The theatre, named in memory of Professor Jeffrey Wagner, was built in the 1960’s and needs to be updated.

Martin Luther King Jr. celebration to feature march, brunch, arts showcase, talks
The 2015 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will carry the theme, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." with much of the focus surrounding King's service and legacy. Events run Jan. 15-24.

Ohio University to undergo ACEN accreditation review
Ohio University will host a site review by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing on Jan. 20-22 for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing program provided on the Ohio University regional campuses of Chillicothe, Southern and Zanesville.

Jan 7
Renovated and renamed Lancaster Campus student lounge opens Monday
The newly-renovated and renamed student lounge at Ohio University Lancaster will be open to students for the start of spring semester on Monday, January 12.  New menu options will be offered to go along with the new look at the Bobcat Bistro.

Jan 5
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Summit Academy Teacher Nick Ramsey
When Nick Ramsey was a student at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington, he knew he wanted to help low-income children who were having trouble in their lives.  After graduating from the Middle Childhood Education program at OUL, Ramsey wasted no time finding a job where he could do just that. Ramsey is now a teacher at Summit Academy in Columbus.

Dec 22
Compass e-mails to take one-week hiatus
Compass e-mails to take one-week hiatus

Year in review: top 10 Compass stories of 2014
In 2014, more than 1,470 stories, photo essays and videos appeared on Ohio University’s Compass website. We took a look back at 2014 and found the top 10 most viewed stories of those 1,470.

Zanesville Campus stop wraps up regional visits to discuss global strategy (PHOTOS)
Lorna Jean Edmonds, vice provost for global affairs and international studies, along with Jenifer Cushman, Zanesville Campus dean and member of the Senior International Management Team for Ohio University, have visited all five of the regional campuses to discuss the University’s international strategy as it relates to each of the regional campuses according to campus interests and capacity.

Dec 19
Master planning efforts to collaborate, coordinate moving forward
Two separate but related master planning efforts on the Athens Campus will be more closely linked to one another as their work continues, according to an update from the Ridges Master Plan Committee co-chairs that underscores the importance of such collaboration.

Dec 18
Lancaster Campus "Yarncrafters" donate handmade animals to Child Protective Services
Ohio University Lancaster’s philanthropic organization “Yarncrafters for Lancaster” gave children in Fairfield County a handmade friend to hold on to this holiday season.  The group donated 18 stuffed animals to Fairfield County Child Protective Services.

Dec 16
A rundown of Winter Break closing information
Many University offices are altering hours to take advantage of the Winter Break. This is a partial rundown.

Dec 15
CIRS, Patton College offering area children free Saturday day camps in January
Ohio University’s Center for Intervention Research in Schools and the Patton College of Education are partnering to provide free day camps that are designed to be an enhanced training experience for student teachers while also providing a fun Saturday activity for area youth.

Lancaster Campus releases new commerical [VIDEO]
A new commercial for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington tells the story of two graduates who have used their degrees to make their communities better places to live.  The Imagine Your Possibilities video commercial is currently featured on the OUL website and its YouTube page.

Dec 10
Lancaster Campus students donate to refugees after International Education Week
Students from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington took the lessons they learned during International Education Week and helped the refugee community in central Ohio.  The theme for OUL’s International Education Week in November was “Safe Haven: Refuge in Ohio.” Students had the opportunity to learn about refugees and different cultures that have come into central Ohio from places like Rwanda and Somalia. OUL students then decided to conduct a supply drive on campus for refugees in need.

WOUB hosts 'A Roaring '20s Soiree' inspired by Downton Abbey
WOUB hosts 'A Roaring '20s Soiree' inspired by Downton Abbey

Dec 9
Actor to portray MLK on Lancaster Campus January 28 [VIDEO]
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will celebrate Black History Month and the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special presentation on January 28.  Actor Darryl Van Leer will perform his one-man show where he portrays Martin Luther King Jr. at 3:30 p.m. in the Wagner Theatre.  The event is FREE and open to the public.

Resources under development for new tobacco-free policy
As Ohio University moves toward fully implementing its “Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus” policy on the Athens Campus by fall2015, various important resources will support the transition for University employees, students, visitors, volunteers, patients, and customers.