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News from OHIO's Campuses

Dec 16
A rundown of closing 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.

Dec 8
Lancaster Campus PTK adopts family of student in need for holidays
Ohio University Lancaster’s student organization Phi Theta Kappa is in the process of collecting items for the annual Adopt-A-Family Drive. Each year the group collects items for the family of an Ohio University Lancaster student in need.

Storyteller entertains and enlightens crowd during Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
Musician and storyteller Madafo entertained the crowd on Dec. 3 during Ohio University's annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration.

Dec 5
Ice carvers visit Athens Campus [PHOTO ESSAY]
The Campus Involvement Center hosted a team of professional ice carvers who created ice sculptures at three locations on the Athens Campus.

President McDavis encourages students to enact change in new blog post
Dr. McDavis writes in his most recent blog post, "The events that are unfolding across our nation concerning grand jury decisions in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island have struck a deep chord for me and for our community."

Dec 4
OU-C nursing students make the grade
BASE program students achieve 100 percent pass rate on licensure exam, Gough memorial collection to be dedicated and more news from Chillicothe Campus

Dec 3
Naomi Tutu keynote speaker for Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women 2015
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington is proud to announce the keynote speaker for Celebrate Women 2015 -- Race and Gender Justice Activist Naomi Tutu. The annual women’s conference is scheduled for March 20, 2015 and this year’s theme is “Making a Difference.”

University holiday greeting now available
Ohio University is proud to present its annual holiday greeting for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. This year’s holiday greeting depicts the three College Green buildings – Cutler Hall, McGuffey Hall and Wilson Hall -- in an animated green and white snow globe.

Winter Break energy saving tips
Throughout the year, Ohio University faculty, staff and students are reminded of the steps they can take to help the University save energy while they are away.  The upcoming Winter Break Closure provides an excellent opportunity to save energy, reduce environmental impacts and minimize costs during the time the University will be closed and classes will not be in session.

Dec 2
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival internship exciting opportunity for Lancaster Campus student
An Ohio University Lancaster student is now positive that she chose the right major and career after a special summer internship.  Senior Monica Sherry, a Communication Studies major, interned with AC Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee, and helped put on the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.

Brody joins OUPD as second explosive-detection dog
The newest addition to the Ohio University Police Department is an explosive-detection dog named Brody, who was introduced to the campus community and Southeastern Ohio during a special ceremony in the Human Resources and Training Center last week.

Dec 1
Lancaster Campus guitar club to perform holiday concert Wednesday
Ohio University Lancaster’s Guitar Club (STRUM) will present a holiday concert on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 2:15-3:00 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts.  The concert is free and open to OUL faculty, students, friends, family and the general public.

Southern Campus Equestrian Team making its mark
The Southern campus equestrian team recently had a strong performance at the second annual Western Dressage World Championships competition.

Nov 26
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Fairfield County Job and Family Services Director Aundrea Cordle
When Aundrea Cordle was a little girl, she wasn’t sure if a college education would be in her future.  She was one of three children, living with her single mother in Lancaster, and money was tight.

University commits funding to repair Hockhocking-Adena Bike Path
Ohio University has committed funding and engineering expertise to repair the Hockhocking-Adena Bike Path.

Nov 25
Global health concerns prompt public health task force formation
Ohio University’s efforts to proactively plan and prepare for potential threats to public health have been stepped up in recent weeks due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and a newly formed public health task force is just another example of OHIO’s efforts.

Lancaster Campus theatre students nominated for Kennedy Center festival for second consecutive year
Three students from the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of “The Elephant Man” have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and another OUL student was nominated to compete in the Design Category at the 27th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Regional Festival this January in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Nov 24
Chillicothe Campus alum explores life in Alaska
Olivia Muntz lands an adventurous first job and more news from the state's first regional campus

OHIO concludes IEW with Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
Ohio University concluded its International Education Week festivities with the Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement ceremony, an annual event that recognizes three particularly outstanding members of the OHIO community who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to international education and cultural understanding.

Organization started by Lancaster Campus students selected for Fairfield Leadership
Organization started by former Lancaster Campus students selected for Fairfield Leadership

Storyteller, musician Madafo to perform for Dec. 3 Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
Ohio University will host a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Baker University Center Ballroom A. Madafo, a storyteller and musician, will perform during the celebration.

Nov 23
IEW at Zanesville Campus features food, films, speakers and more [PHOTO ESSAY]
Ohio University Zanesville faculty, staff and students and the Zanesville community celebrated International Education Week with a variety of free programs.

Nov 20
Communication, Development Studies program brings the world to OHIO
Communication and Development Studies faculty and students are participating in this year’s International Education Week. Some of today’s activities are focused on the Communication and Development Studies master’s program.

Hacking the person instead of the computer
Hackers don't always need high tech tools. Sometimes a phone call is all it takes to compromise your data.

International Development Studies program tailored to students’ interests
Ohio University is celebrating International Education Week, with some of today's activities focused on the International Development Studies Program.

What you need to know about the new tobacco free policy
Beginning in fall 2015, Ohio University’s Athens Campus will become tobacco free, in accordance with a resolution made by the Ohio Board of Regents in July 2012.

Nov 19
OUL Theatre presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" Dec. 3 - 7
The holiday season is getting into full swing at Ohio University Lancaster. That's because "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" officially opens on Wednesday, December 3. This is the third year OUL Theatre has done the show.

Southern Campus’ International Education Awareness Fair celebrates culture
In celebration of International Education Week, Ohio University’s Southern Campus hosted its Second Annual International Education Awareness Fair that brought together more than 150 faculty, students and staff to explore some faraway cultures and raise awareness about the importance of being globally connected.

Today’s IEW activities to focus on Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies will be participating in International Education Week (IEW), which is being celebrated at OHIO now through Nov. 20. Today’s (Wednesday, Nov. 19) IEW activities will focus on the Latin American Studies master’s program.

Nov 18
Lancaster Campus student to compete in qualifer for U.S. Figure Skating Championship
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student is getting ready to perform in the most important competition of her young life.  Alexie Mieskoski, a 19-year-old from Reynoldsburg, will compete this week at the 2015 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships in Chicago, Illinois which is a qualifying event for the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  The figure skating national championship event is the most prestigious figure skating competition in the United States.

President McDavis thanks community in aftermath of West Union Street fire
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following email about the community's response to the West Union Street fire to all faculty, staff, and students on Monday, Nov. 17.

Today’s IEW activities focused on Asian Studies Program
Asian Studies faculty and students are participating in this year’s International Education Week, which is being held now through Nov. 20. The faculty and students are heavily involved in today’s (Tuesday, Nov. 18) activities, which will be focused on Asian Studies.

Nov 17
2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series kicks off Nov. 19
Ohio University is preparing to launch its 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series with four widely recognized speakers.

Generation workforce: Regional campus impact involves business leaders
When business and industry leaders from the manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and healthcare sectors gathered at Ohio University’s Southern Campus recently, it was the first in a series of talks to take place at each regional campus with Ohio University administrators. The purpose: identify the workforce needs of local employers and align those needs with academic program offerings and student preparedness.

Guest lecturer to highlight history of fore-edge painted books
Author Jeff Weber, preeminent authority on the history of fore-edge painting, will give a lecture, “A History of Fore-edge Painting Today,” on the fourth floor of Alden Library on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Libraries exhibit offers glimpse into collection of fore-edge books
“Hidden Treasures on the Edge: Fore-edge Painted Books from the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection” provides a glimpse into the collection of fore-edge books owned by Ohio University alumnus Jeff Chaddock.

Native American author, educator says offensive sports mascots need to go
Anton Treuer, executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, told his audience that Native American sports mascots need to go away.

Today’s International Education Week activities focus on African Studies
This year’s IEW festivities were developed in celebration of the 50th anniversary of OHIO’s Center for International Studies, and today’s activities are focused on the program that led to the creation of the center -- the African Studies Program.

Nov 16
Passport events educate participants on new tuition and fee structure
Feedback from the recently concluded Passport to The OHIO Guarantee ™ events indicates that Ohio University community members who attended feel much more familiar now with the new tuition and fee structure that will being in fall semester of 2015.

President McDavis issues statement on West Union Street fire
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis released the following message earlier today regarding the fire early this morning on West Union Street.

Nov 14
Chillicothe Campus celebrates legacy
Heritage Day community service awards, faculty member publishes insights for fellow educators and more news from OU-C

Nov 13
Commitment to student success results in increase in OHIO’s retention rate
Ohio University’s retention rate this fall stands at 80.2 percent – up 1 percent from last fall semester.

OHIO to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week
The Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will be holding a number of events in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week.