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Friday, Aug 01, 2014

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Jul 31
Campus Rec’s summer camp brings youthful energy to Athens Campus (PHOTOS)
For the past five years, the staff and student employees at Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation have strived to provide lifelong memories to youth in the Athens area through the CAMPus REC Summer Day Camp.

Jul 28
Community SafeZone training workshop is Aug. 2
The Ohio University LGBT Center, in collaboration with Athens Area PFLAG, is offering a free workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Athens Public Library.

Improved login for many Finance-related services
Many Finance apps now provide single sign-on access: new URLs, fewer login screens and one login for many services.

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Paramount Pictures Costume Archivist Randall Thropp
Randall Thropp has come full circle. The Paramount Pictures costume archivist grew up in Lancaster and attended Ohio University Lancaster for two years after graduating from Lancaster High School in 1974. This summer he has brought the Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 exhibit to his hometown. The exhibit is on display at the Decorative Arts Center until August 24.

West Union Street remains closed for waterline repair
West Union Street remains closed Thursday, July 30, between the South Shafer Street and Factory Street intersection to allow the contractor to complete the installation of a waterline component in this area.

Jul 25
Ohio University, City of Athens announce Park Place lane closure
Ohio University is coordinating with the City of Athens to close one lane of Park Place during repair work to a steam tunnel that runs beneath the roadway. The lane closure will mean a change in traffic patterns. The work is expected to last several months.

Portion of South Green Drive and Mill Street Apartments access road to close Monday
Beginning Monday, July 28, a portion of South Green Drive as well as the access road to Mill Street Apartments will be closed. The South Green Drive closure is expected to run through Aug. 18. The access road closure is expected to run through mid-November.

Jul 24
Lancaster Campus Health Administration instructor impressed with Fairfield County health ranking
Ohio University Lancaster Health Services Administration Program Coordinator Susan Shea believes data from the newly-released 2014 County Health Rankings show wellness initiatives in Fairfield County are working.

Jul 22
Grammy winner Christopher Cross to Play at Lancaster Campus Saturday Night
Christopher Cross is going to work very hard to remember he is in Ohio when he performs on the Wendel Concert Stage at OUL Saturday night as part of Lancaster Festival.  But, it’s going to be hard considering he plays in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the night before.

Grand opening for Ohio University’s Cambridge Center set
A grand opening celebration for Ohio University’s new Cambridge Center, a collaborative effort between OHIO's Eastern and Zanesville campuses, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

Jul 21
Annual Report highlights UCM projects, partnerships
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) recently released its annual report detailing a variety of projects and partnerships that resulted from the department’s work during the 2013-14 year.

Highlighting the Green - Early Summer 2014 Edition [VIDEO]
Highlighting the Green - Early Summer 2014 Edition [VIDEO]

Lancaster Campus paramedic certification program begins in September
Educators with Ohio University Lancaster’s paramedic certification program are working to seat the next class which begins in September. Interviews with applicants are being held on campus this month.

Jul 18
City of Athens releases West Union Street improvements project update
This project consists of installing a new waterline on West Union Street (from S. Shafer Street to S. High Street), completing street improvements, select sidewalk and curb improvements, storm water improvements, and completing an asphalt overlay and pavement markings (S. Shafer Street to S. Congress Street).

OUPD implementing stricter speed enforcement on campus
The introduction of stricter speed enforcement is part of a multi-pronged approach to increase safety on campus roadways.

Jul 17
President blogs about national spotlight on OHIO triumphs
President blogs about national spotlight on OHIO triumphs

Jul 16
Two new members on Lancaster Campus Coordinating Council
The Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Coordinating Council has two new members who both bring a Hocking County regional campus connection to the group.  South Central Power Director of Database Systems Tonya Hixenbaugh and Attorney Christopher Veidt, both of Logan, begin their terms on the council this fall.

Jul 15
Copeland Hall cooling shut down during repairs
Due to mechanical failure, the chiller in Copeland Hall is not functioning. There will not be any cooling in the building. Facilities Management is diligently working to make the needed repairs. The estimated time of repairs is Tuesday, July 15, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.  

Data center improvements: Down time July 19, 12:01 am - 9:00 am
OIT has scheduled down time for most major OHIO online services from 12:01 am through 9:00 am on Saturday, July 19.

East Green reopens following allegations of shots fired
Ohio University Police officers are continuing to look into a call claiming a shooting had occurred at Gamertsfelder Hall after initial investigations Tuesday afternoon found no evidence of a shooting in the residence hall and determined there was no on-going threat.

Lancaster Campus Kids in College shatters enrollment record with 327 students
Kids in College ended up shattering its enrollment record.  During the three weeks of classes on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 327 students took part. That is 91 more than last year.

President McDavis issues statement regarding East Green incident
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis issued the following message to the University community regarding an incident Tuesday afternoon on East Green.

Several Ridges buildings affected by steam outage
This steam outage is necessary to make repairs on the boiler and steam line valves.

Jul 14
Kennedy Museum plans upgrades, improvements to Ridges building
The Kennedy Museum received $2.7 million for upgrades to its roof, HVAC system and fire alarm system. This work is funded by state capital appropriations allocated in the spring at the recommendation of the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission.

Pickerington Center adjunct instructor selected as Gabr Fellow
Ohio University Pickerington Center Adjunct Art Instructor Liz Trapp was one of 10 Americans selected for the Gabr Fellowship.  The Gabr Fellowship is for emerging leaders in the areas of art, science, media, law and both social and business entrepreneurship. 10 Americans and 10 Egyptians were selected for the 2014 program.

President McDavis announces sustained contribution to the City of Athens Fire Protection capital needs
President Roderick J. McDavis announces an additional 5-year contribution to Athens City’s Fire Department for capital purchase of new apparatus.

The Heritage College launches new Dublin campus
On July 9, the first class of medical students sat down to classes on the new Dublin campus of Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Jul 11
Hot water outage scheduled July 16-17
Due to the Mulberry tunnel top replacement project, water pipes must be relocated.

Scripps’ High School Journalism, Media Workshops under way
Nearly 175 high school students from across the nation arrived at the main campus of Ohio University in Athens earlier this week for the High School Journalism Workshop and the first High School Media Workshop.

Jul 10
Bobcat Depot to temporarily close during July 14-22 construction
Bobcat Depot will briefly close its Baker University Center location between July 14 and July 22 for construction purposes.

Course helps students find their career compass
Chillicothe Campus continues to emphasize professional preparation, faculty and staff members distinguish themselves and other news

OHIO Guarantee makes college costs predictable
The following letter to the editor by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis was published July 5 in The Columbus Dispatch.

OUL and WOUB Create Video Documenting 1988 Covered Bridge Move to Lancaster Campus
A dedication ceremony will be held tomorrow, July 11, for a new Ohio Historical Marker for the John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. A nine minute video documenting the bridge’s move to OUL in 1988 will be shown during the festivities.

Jul 8
Improvements made to Lancaster Festival concert site on Lancaster Campus
The start of the annual Lancaster Festival is only a week and a half away.  That means the Wendel Concert Stage is being constructed on the Lancaster Campus back lawn.  This year’s performers include Amy Grant and Christopher Cross.

Risk Management and Safety summer newsletter available
The latest Risk Management and Safety newsletter addresses beating the heat, combating mosquitoes and returning to work after an injury. edition

Jul 7
Baker Center chilled water shutdown scheduled
The chilled water to Baker Center will be shut off on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Ridges Advisory Committee hears land use suggestions
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee received updates from The Ridges Master Plan Land Use and Existing Buildings Subcommittee chairs at the most recent July meeting, which convened in Baker University Center on Tuesday.

Jul 3
Lancaster Campus administrative coordinator becomes first from a regional campus to chair Classified Senate
Ohio University Lancaster Community and Corporate Learning Administrative Coordinator Maryann Lape is the first regional campus employee to be named chair of Ohio University’s Classified Senate.  Her appointment to the post began July 1.

Summer IT improvements to require down time
The university’s ongoing project to modernize and improve the reliability of its IT infrastructure will require maintenance outages for core systems like Blackboard, email, PeopleSoft and e-Business throughout the remainder of summer 2014.

Jul 1
City-University collaboration enables Bobcat Lane trial run
Lane opening will enable public transit and passenger vehicles to access Baker University Center from Richland Avenue.

Equipment failure forces outage at Parks Hall
The failure is expected to last at least six hours.

Jun 30
Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: University of Alabama Associate Professor Gary Taylor
Dr. Gary Taylor has been teaching at the University of Alabama since 1996. But, the associate professor of Accounting said he learned how to teach in a college classroom while taking classes in the mid-1980s at Ohio University Lancaster.

Ridges Advisory Committee July meeting set
The Ridges Advisory Committee will meet at Ohio University on Tuesday, July 1 at 10 a.m. in Baker University Center Room 503. The meeting is open to the public.

Scheduled outages to affect several buildings
The South Green Electric Upgrades Project has two upcoming scheduled power outages required to install new electrical switchgear. This project will provide for increased capacity and reliability to much of the Athens Campus electrical distribution system.

Jun 27
OHIO Board of Trustees approves FY 2015 budget, reviews strategic plans
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the institution’s fiscal year 2015 budget and looked to the future with overviews of long-term planning initiatives at meetings on the Eastern Campus.

Jun 26
Energy infrastructure plan approved by Board of Trustees
The Ohio University Board of Trustees Friday approved a request that allows the University’s leadership to move forward in implementing an Energy Infrastructure Projects Initiative meant to phase in energy upgrades to the Athens Campus over the next two to three years.

Jun 25
Eastern Campus now offering bachelor of arts in human biology
Ohio University Eastern has added the bachelor of arts in human biology degree to its growing list of Ohio University bachelor’s degrees.

Jun 24
Lancaster Campus theatre preparing for Lancaster Festival Premiere of Cinderella
The cast and crew of Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s production of “Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella” are hard at work getting ready for the Lancaster Festival debut on July 20.

Jun 23
Covered bridge Ohio Historical Marker dedication on Lancaster Campus set for July 11 [SLIDESHOW]
A dedication ceremony will be held July 11 for a new Ohio Historical Marker for the John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus.

Jun 19
Chillicothe Campus exhibit features work by Kathryn Gough
Art exhibit, orientations and other news from the Chillicothe Campus