Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Oct 30
Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project to be feature at Zanesville Campus event
Ohio University Zanesville will host the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project for the November Third Thursday event, which will be held on the second Thursday, Nov. 13.

Oct 29
Bruggeman named to Eastern Campus’ Coordinating Council
Aaron Bruggeman, a 2008 graduate of Ohio University, was recently named to the Regional Coordinating Council at Ohio University Eastern.

Lancaster Campus students discuss rural education issues with U.S. Department of Education
Officials from the U.S. Department of Education were impressed with how informed, articulate and passionate OUL education students were during a discussion with Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach Lucy Johnson.  The session was held at OUL yesterday afternoon to hear the concerns of future teachers.

Oct 28
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Liberty Union Middle School History Teacher Keith Robinson
When Keith Robinson was taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster working on his Middle Childhood Education degree, he remembers his professors talking about how important it is to educate the whole child. At the time, Robinson didn’t completely understand, but now he goes out of his way to take care of the whole child in his classes every day.

Oct 27
Short documentary featuring Charles Kilburger Scholarship shown at Lancaster Campus scholarship recognition banquet [VIDEO]
Students who attended Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington’s annual scholarship recognition banquet now know the story of a scholarship that made many college dreams possible in Fairfield County.

Oct 24
Activities capture spirit of Chillicothe Campus
OU-C rededicates memorial stone, recognizes scholarship recipients and helps students find their college compass

Ohio University Eastern hosts chamber gala
Approximately 200 people attended the inaugural St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner held recently at Ohio University Eastern to hear former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier deliver a riveting keynote speech.

Oct 23
Food for Thought: Global crisis & food scarcity in West Africa, Oct. 23
The Food for Thought Speaker Series presents Dr. Bill Moseley on “The Causes and Consequences of the 2008 Global Food Crisis: Neoliberal Policy Reform and Food Scarcity in West Africa” on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 5 p.m. in Ellis 111.

Lancaster Campus Computer Science Technology student builds unmanned aerial vehicle to help with family farm [VIDEO]
Ohio University Lancaster Freshman Trevor Swackhamer is flying high. The Computer Science Technology student, who plans to eventually pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering, is showing his classmates what he’s been up to lately during his spare time. Swackhamer is building an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Oct 22
Alden Library opened vault for Women’s Center event
Ohio University students and faculty gathered at Alden Library’s fifth floor Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections on Oct. 16. OHIO’s Women’s Center hosted a vault tour led by Miriam Intrator, the special collections librarian.

Honors Tutorial College receives top rating
The Ohio University Honors Tutorial College received a top rating in the most recent edition of "A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs."

Scripps Day 2014 crowns top students, celebrates partnership
Two Scripps College of Communication students tied for first place in the Scripps Next Top Intern contest, which was held during Scripps Day on Oct. 14.

Women’s Center seeks undergraduate women for spring mentorships
The Ohio University Women’s Center is seeking motivated, compassionate undergraduate women to serve as mentors to Athens Middle School girls for their pilot year of the Young Women’s Leaders Program. The program strives to boost self-esteem and leadership skills in young girls.

Oct 21
Lancaster Campus history students paticipate in Civil War Symposium [AUDIO]
History students at Ohio University Lancaster are learning about Lancaster’s rich Civil War history and earning class credit.  Students earned one credit hour in Assistant Professor Mark Nevin’s History 4900 class this fall by attending a two day Civil War Symposium in Lancaster sponsored by the Fairfield Heritage Association (FHA).

Oct 20
Acclaimed author, Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak at OHIO on Nov. 19
Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally-acclaimed author Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish will speak at Ohio University on Nov. 19 as part of the University’s International Education Week and its Kennedy Lecture Series

Fundraising campaign underway for Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre
Fundraising campaign underway for Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre

Geologic testing to occur for two weeks
Part of the Ohio University Energy Infrastructure Projects Initiative includes a commitment to stop burning coal by the end of 2015. This requires improvements to the local gas distribution system owned and operated by Columbia Gas.

Oct 17
Baker Center Post Office announces new hours
The Baker University Center Post Office has changed its operating hours in an effort to accommodate students’ needs.

President McDavis announces efforts to closely monitor Ebola
In light of recent confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the U.S., tensions surrounding the global health crisis are understandably high. Our thoughts and prayers are with those families and communities who have been impacted and lost loved ones to this terrible virus.

Trustees hear update on future of The Ridges
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed a wide range of topics with a focus on reviewing the progress of major planning efforts surrounding The Ridges and the fiscal year 2016 budget.

“Fed Up,” a three-night screening @Athena
The OHIO Libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Food Studies Theme, the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Division of Food and Nutrition Science and the Athena Cinema have partnered to bring the film “Fed Up,” a documentary which centers on the reasons behind obesity in the U.S.

Oct 16
'Stop-out' students return to classroom at OU-C
Chillicothe Campus reaches out to students when life interrupts their college pursuits<br />

Lancaster Campus workshops designed to help undecided students find a major
There are a large number of students at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington who have trouble answering the question “What’s your major?”  That’s because those students are undecided, meaning they have not declared a major yet.  Data shows that students who have a clear goal are more focused, stay motivated to go to class and earn the best possible grades.  That’s why Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington advisors are holding workshops on how to pick a major.

New U.S. citizens welcomed at Ohio University Eastern
Ohio University Eastern hosted a naturalization ceremony on Oct. 10, during which 73 petitioners were granted American citizenship.

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education to hold roundtable discussion on Lancaster Campus
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach Lucy Johnson will be holding a forum and roundtable on rural education with school administrators and teachers at Ohio University Lancaster on October 28.

Oct 15
Campus-wide tobacco free initiative enters transition year
Ohio University’s Athens Campus is in a time of transition this year concerning the guidelines of a tobacco free policy, with the overall goal of complete implementation beginning next fall.

Chillicothe Campus targets 'stop-out' students
OU-C offers avenue to return to college careers, entertainment named for Heritage Day and other campus news

IT Security Seminar to feature live disaster response simulation
This free mini-conference looks at both technical and non-technical aspects of keeping personal and work-related data secure.

Men, women and children to rally against gendered violence at Lancaster Campus "Take Back the Night"
The role men play in fighting violence against women and children will be at the center of this year’s “Take Back the Night” event at Ohio University Lancaster on October 21.

Oct 14
Lancaster Campus volleyball and tennis teams take top honors
Congratulations to the Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Tennis Team and the Ohio University Lancaster Volleyball Team. The tennis team won the 2014 Ohio Regional Campus Conference Tournament over the weekend. The volleyball team won the Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title.

Oct 13
Artist, Navy veteran to lecture, exhibit work at Zanesville Campus
Artist and Navy veteran Skip Rohde will be at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on Monday, Oct. 13, to share his artwork and discuss experiences from a trip to Afghanistan with the U.S. Department of State in 2011.

Mark Mechling to speak at Third Thursday event
On Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. OSU Extension Educator Mark Mechling will be at Ohio University Zanesville’s Elson Hall Auditorium to discuss the local foods production and distribution in Muskingum County.

OHIO public health emergency response plan updated
In light of recent health news affecting many countries around the globe, Ohio University’s Emergency Programs office recently updated the OHIO Public Health Emergency Response Plan in order to ensure the safety of OHIO faculty, staff, students and visitors in the event of a health crisis.

UCMusings: Front door fame
Early in the morning on October 9, University Communications and Marketing launched a new homepage for OHIO.

Wilson Center’s environmental films will explore global connections at College Town Film Festival [VIDEO]
Three short films exploring the global interconnectivity of community and the environment will be shown at the College Town Film Festival on Friday, Oct. 17.

Oct 12
October Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees' Oct. 16-17 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.

Oct 10
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills on the following Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14.

Making the Front Door easier to open: OHIO improves web accessibility
OHIO’s new Front Door layout has been optimized to accommodate visitors with disabilities.

Oct 9
A new CUE for you
If you have seen the Ohio University website today, you’ve doubtless noticed a new look. And the University’s central Calendar of University Events (CUE) also received an updated look that is complementary to the OHIO homepage and its new featured-event space.

Columbus Magazine editor to speak at Lancaster Campus on how social media has changed the job of the critic
In a world where social media is king, everybody has an opinion and everybody can publish it. That has changed Brian Lindamood’s job and the way he does it.

Oct 8
37th annual Costa Lecture in History to feature Yale professor
Joanne Freeman, professor of history and American studies at Yale University, will deliver the 37th Costa Lecture in History at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Ceremony rededicates memorial stone
Chillicothe Campus engages with community to battle domestic violence and other news and events from OU-C

Homecoming Parade to be aired on cable TV
Parade fans can watch the live broadcast of the Ohio University Homecoming Parade on saturday, Oct. 11 on local cable TV.

Lancaster Campus L.E.A.D. program leads the way during 13th year [SLIDESHOW]
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Leadership Enhancement Acquisition Delegation (L.E.A.D.) will be learning about managing service projects and event planning during an all-day seminar this Friday.

UCM releases latest OHIO e-greetings, social media downloads in honor of Homecoming
The site also includes graphics designed to capture the OHIO experience, including campus beauty shots highlighting each of the seasons, photos spotlighting campus landmarks, and images celebrating the University’s “it’s you” branding campaign.

University Libraries faces, embraces changing landscape
Since its founding two centuries ago, University Libraries has continuously faced and embraced change, maturing into a dynamic top-tier research library whose resources include three million volumes, comprehensive electronic resources, and world-renowned special collections.

WOUB to stream Ohio University's Homecoming Parade
WOUB will be broadcasting Ohio University's annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 11, from the corner of Court and Union Streets beginning at 10 a.m.

Oct 7
Lancaster Campus participates in Fairfield County Fair
Lancaster Campus participates in Fairfield County Fair

Oct 6
Branding OHIO through a new ohio.edu
Get your desktop, tablet or mobile phone ready for the new ohio.edu. Making its debut on Thursday, Oct. 9, the new site will feature bigger, bolder images and a design that is mobile optimized!

Celebrating ALL members of the Bobcat Family on National Coming Out Day
This editorial is the first in a new Compass series, Diversity 101. The series is authored by members of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and focuses on transforming and inspiring community at OHIO.