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News from OHIO's Campuses

Sep 2
Lancaster Campus offers new weekly workshops for future teachers
Education professors and the Ohio Student Education Association at OUL are working to make sure that teacher candidates on campus are prepared for the real world upon graduation. That is why they are holding a weekly professional development workshop for education majors called “So You Think You Can Teach?”

University community invited to "Your Passport to The OHIO Guarantee" event
Ohio University is preparing to switch to an innovative tuition and fee structure beginning in fall 2015 and as part of those preparations, the University community is invited to an interactive workshop designed to answer basic questions about this new structure, named The OHIO Guarantee.

Aug 29
OHIO departments, schools collaborate on regional water project
The School of Visual Communication and WOUB Public Media are collaborating with Ohio University’s Department of Geography, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, School of Communication Studies, School of Media Arts and Studies and the Voinovich School of Leadership to provide the public with an easy way to find information about issues that may affect their water resources.

OHIO trustees approve debt strategy, review enrollment gains
The Ohio University Board of Trustees met in Dublin, Ohio, and heard updates related to several ongoing initiatives, including a debt management strategy designed to reduce the University’s significant deferred maintenance backlog.

Ohio University, Kent State form partnership for future collaboration
Ohio University and Kent State University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools’ football seasons, but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations.

Aug 28
IRS concludes University employment tax audit
Ohio University is actively taking steps to strengthen its business practices to ensure compliance with ever changing and evolving tax regulations, following an employment tax audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Fairfield County Dog Warden Todd McCullough
Todd McCullough has gone to the dogs – literally. The 32-year old has been the Fairfield County Dog Warden and Adoption Center Director for nearly a year now.  He got the job shortly after graduating from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington.

Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in central Ohio
Hundreds of people from throughout the state joined with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for a weekend of activities designed to commemorate the opening of its new Dublin Campus last weekend.

Aug 27
Lancaster law firm praises computer training available on Lancaster Campus
It’s important for the Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson Law Firm in Lancaster to be firing on all cylinders.  In the courtroom, information is needed quickly and efficiently. That’s why the firm decided to use Ohio University Lancaster’s Community and Corporate Learning Center Computer Training to make sure it was performing at the highest level.

Phase I of housing plan more than 40 percent complete (PHOTOS)
Work on Phase I, which includes the construction of four new residence halls that will house just over 900 residents, a central learning commons, and a central office facility for Residential Housing, reached the 40 percent completion mark in August.

Photos capture highlights from President’s Convocation for First-Year Students
The Class of 2018 was officially inducted into the Ohio University family this past weekend when more than 4,300 first-year students participated in an annual tradition of welcoming the newest Bobcats to campus.

Aug 26
A Playable Essay: The Tetris Effect
Welcome to the Tetris Effect, a "playable essay" in Dr. Eric LeMay new book In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and Experiments.

Chillicothe Campus fall term in full swing
Welcome week activities, new employees and somber remembrance of a true colleague

Ice Bucket Challenge floods Lancaster Campus
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fever has made its way to Ohio University Lancaster.  Professors and instructors are accepting the challenge and proudly pouring a bucket of ice water over their heads while making a donation to ALS research.

Aug 25
Lancaster Campus launches new app for mobile devices
These days there’s always an app for that.  Now, Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has one!  The Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington app is free for students, faculty and staff to download on their iPhone or Android device.

Aug 24
Diversity and Inclusion to host Multicultural Student Expo on Aug. 28
In an effort to break the ice among multicultural students, the Ohio University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

Aug 21
Lancaster Campus theatre director announces upcoming season [AUDIO]
This academic year will be filled with drama and fun for those who attend Ohio University Lancaster Theatre productions. Director Victor Jones has announced the upcoming season for the theatre.

OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 28-29
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold their next meeting Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ohio.

Aug 20
Banner counts down to new ohio.edu launch
A great change is coming to Ohio University’s homepage with the launch of the redesigned ohio.edu, and now a dynamic countdown banner is helping herald the arrival of the new University front door.

Photo sales support University photo archive
In the one year since University Communications and Marketing (UCM) began offering the sale of Ohio University photographs, the profits from these sales have supported a majority of the cost of the service which makes the photos available to the University community.

Public workshop generates ideas, opinions for future Ridges uses
Stickers, photographs, colored pencils and sticky notes all helped guide the conversation Monday evening at a workshop designed to solicit public ideas for future uses of Ohio University’s buildings and property at The Ridges.

Teacher Education Symposium at Southern Campus highlights preparedness
Education majors at Ohio University Southern Campus came together for a Teacher Education Symposium that provided valuable information about such topics as licensure guidelines, teacher preparedness, field assignments, and the national Teacher Performance Assessment that is required throughout Ohio.

Aug 19
Columbus AEP employees learn about educational opportunities at the Pickerington Center
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center is making sure those who can take advantage of continuing education opportunities through their employer know about the options available at the Center.  Pickerington Center employees operated a booth at the American Electric Power Education Fair last week.

Ohio University Southern hosting Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
Ohio University Southern Campus in Ironton will host the Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion on Friday, Sept. 5. The one-day event is a collaborative effort among Ohio University Southern and other regional universities and colleges.

Aug 18
Lancaster Campus lecturer presents at National Association of Elementary School Principals conference
Paul Young is starting the new school year at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington with a new energy.  The Lecturer of Music and Education presented at the National Association of Elementary School Principals convention over the summer and came back with new knowledge for the college classroom.

Aug 15
Electrical work Friday may cause power blink, outage
THe work will take place between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Portion of University Terrace temporarily closed
The north end of University Terrace (near Memorial Auditorium and Tupper Hall) will re-open in the morning of Aug. 15. At that time, the south end of University Terrace, from Race Street to South Green Drive, will close due to emergency water main repair work.

Aug 14
Electrical work may cause power blink, outage
Scheduled electrical work for a ground fault at an Ohio University substation may result in a power blink or outage in the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, Aug. 14.

Lancaster Campus administrative associate named Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month [VIDEO]
Merry Lee Walters is one of the first people many come into contact with at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. As the associate dean’s administrative associate, Walters helps students, faculty, staff and adjunct faculty find out what they need to know to succeed in the academic world. Now, Walters is being honored for her hard work and dedication. Walters was named the Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month.

Latest news from Chillicothe Campus
First graduates of accelerated nursing program and other news

The OHIO Guarantee and Regional Campuses [VIDEO]
In an effort to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is announcing the third video launched as part of a series designed to answer basic questions about the program.

Aug 12
Ohio University Lancaster named FMC Certified Healthy Business 
Ohio University Lancaster is now a Fairfield Medical Center Certified Healthy Business.  OUL was one of 17 area businesses given the certification earlier this summer. An FMC Certified Healthy Business has committed to champion the health of its employees by offering opportunities for physical activity, nutrition, and behavior changes.

Aug 8
Public workshop to be held by Ridges Master Plan Committee
The Ridges Master Plan Committee has announced a public workshop to be held Aug.18 to facilitate discussions about the future of the buildings and land located at the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, now known as The Ridges at Ohio University.

Aug 7
Edith Head Film Festival at Lancaster Campus August 16
An Edith Head Film Festival will be held in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre on Saturday, August 16.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event is being put on through a partnership with the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 exhibit featuring costumes designed by Head is on display at the Decorative Arts Center until August 24.

Media spotlight shines on OU-C student
Latest news from Chillicothe Campus including op-ed piece about connection to its region

WOUB’s Perspectives examines hard issues through a local lens
Perspectives, a WOUB Public Media series that started as a conversation-style show dealing with global issues, has morphed into a cinematic, mostly monologue-based web series highlighting world problems, LGBT issues, disability and inclusion, sexual assault and more in an emotional, compelling way.

Aug 6
Scheduled water outage to affect buildings on West Union Street
A series of water outages are scheduled due to improvement work to a water line on West Union Street.

Aug 5
New Lancaster Campus Coordinating Council member familiar with campus
Boni Probasco is enjoying her second go-round as a student at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington and is bringing her knowledge and expertise to the campus’s coordinating council.  The 29-year old is one of two student members on the board and will attend her first meeting in her new role this October.

Aug 4
Child Development Center Garden Party brings families together
The Child Development Center held its annual celebration of the culmination of a successful growing season in the children's garden on Aug. 1.

WOUB, School Of Communication Studies pick up Emmy Award
Evan Shaw and Lynn Harter were recipients of an Emmy Award for an excerpt of a new documentary series, “The Courage of Creativity.”

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.