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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.

Office of Education Abroad changes name to reflect new domestic programs
Ohio University’s Office of Education Abroad is expanding its mission to support programs both abroad and in the United States and has changed its name to the Office of Global Opportunities to reflect its new services.

Nov 12
5 steps to staying secure online
These five easy steps can dramatically improve your personal online security.

Holiday dinner safety tips in November Safe-T-Gram
The November 2014 issue of Safe-T-Gram gives readers a list of food safety tips to follow during the holiday season.

New bachelor’s degree programs on Lancaster Campus focus on health and wellness in our community [VIDEO]
Graduates of two new bachelor’s degree programs at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will make an impact on our community. Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Human Biology started on the Lancaster Campus at the beginning of Fall Semester.

Nov 11
A&S TV: 'All coupled climate models are wrong, some are useful'
Dr. Ryan Fogt, said “All Coupled Climate Models Are Wrong, Some are Useful” in his Fall 2014 Science Café talk.

Zanesville Campus to celebrate International Education Week with speaker series
The Global Voices Speaker Series, being held Nov. 17-19 at Ohio University Zanesville in honor of International Education Week, features lectures and presentations on 17 different countries by faculty, staff and students.

Nov 10
Anton Treuer to discuss insensitive American Indian sports mascots Nov. 13
Anton Treuer, executive director of the American Indian Resource Center, will serve as the Ohio University American Indian Heritage Month speaker at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

Lancaster Campus hosts explosive detection dog training
Police officers from college campuses across Ohio helped their new explosive detection K-9 dogs learn the ropes last week on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus by encouraging them to put their nose to the ground and get to work.

Males strap on high heels to raise awareness about gender-based violence
More than 140 members of the Ohio University community spent part of their Saturday afternoon raising awareness about the role men play in preventing sexual assault in a rather unconventional way – by strapping on women’s high heels.

OHIO celebrates significant gains in student enrollment
University-wide efforts to attract and retain students have resulted in gains in both Ohio University enrollment and measures of student success.

OHIO to kick off International Education Week Nov. 15
Ohio University will celebrate International Education Week and the 50th anniversary of the Ohio University Center for International Studies with a wide array of speakers, performances, workshops, enrichment seminars and special events that will be held Nov. 15-20.

Patton College to host Art Extravaganza auction Nov. 17
The Patton College of Education will auction off the artwork of 35 Coolville Elementary students at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 during the annual Art Extravaganza.

Nov 7
Author to talk on cultural differences at Ohio University Eastern
Lisa Kirchner, author of “Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar,” will give speak Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the Ohio University Eastern Campus theater as part of International Education Week.

Former teacher leaves legacy of reading with gift of books to Southern Campus
One of former Ironton resident Pat Shields' final wishes was that family and friends donate books in her memory. Her daughter recently delivered more than 600 children's books to Ohio University's Southern Campus.

Proctorville Center hosts 22nd annual 'Bobcat Bash' volleyball tourney
More than 200 people braved the near-freezing temperatures for the 22nd annual Bobcat Bash volleyball tournament Nov. 1 at Ohio University's Proctorville Center.

Residential Housing received the Biomedical Achievement Award from the Red Cross
Enrique Hermosilla, David Lawrence and Micah McCarey – representing East Green, South Green, and West Green respectively – received the Biomedical Achievement Award on Oct. 23, for their contributions to the blood drives.

Nov 6
Males to strap on high heels for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Ohio University's seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes steps is Nov. 8. The walk features men wearing women's high heels as a way to prevent sexual assault.

Remembering D-Day: The 70th Anniversary Edition of 'The Longest Day'
“The Longest Day,” which was originally published in 1959, delivers the narrative of D-Day from the perspective of those who experienced it.

Nov 5
Celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11
American citizens celebrate Veterans Day each year on Nov. 11 to honor our veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Ohio University will be closed to commemorate the national holiday.

Community service awards honor current, former students
Heritage Day celebrates impact of campus-community ties

International Education Week on Lancaster Campus to focus on refugees
November is a month where many remember to be thankful for what they have. During International Education Week, Lancaster Campus students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to hear from refugees in central Ohio who are very thankful to be living here.

Nov 4
Lancaster Campus education students participate in Lancaster City Schools “TeachToberFest”
Lancaster Campus education students participate in Lancaster City Schools “TeachToberFest”

Nov 3
"Visit Days" begin this week at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has grown by about 1,000 students since 2007. Now, future students have the opportunity to see why the campus is growing in numbers. The first visit days of the 2014/2015 school year at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will be held on Thursday and Friday.

Heritage College unveils artwork at Cleveland campus
As preparations accelerate for its new campus in Cleveland, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine unveiled symbolic artwork that will greet visitors to its new site during an Oct. 21 reception at Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art.

Oct 31
Southern Campus to honor veterans with Frank McCown Lecture Series
The Eighth Annual Judge Frank J. McCown Lecture Series at Ohio University Southern will present a special program to honor military veterans on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 11:30 a.m. at the campus in Ironton.

Zanesville Campus to celebrate International Education Week
Ohio University Zanesville invites the community to a variety of programs to celebrate International Education Week.

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.