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News from OHIO's Campuses

Jan 30
'Hands Off My Seeds' presentation to be held Feb. 3
Art Trese, associate professor of environmental and plant biology, will present “Hands Off My Seeds!” Understanding Food Sovereignty on Tuesday, Feb. 3, at 5 p.m. in Alden 319 (Friends of the Library Room).

Highlighting the Green - Jan. 2015 Edition [VIDEO]
Check out OHIO's most recent accomplishments in the latest Highlighting the Green edition.

Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey meets with Lancaster Campus representatives at Pickerington Center
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Dean Dr. Jim Smith hosted a meeting on college affordability in the state with Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor John Carey Thursday afternoon. The meeting, in which Carey also heard from OUL students, OUL Enrollment Manager Pat Fox, Ohio University Regional Higher Education Executive Dean Bill Willan, and Ohio University Vice Provost for Enrollment Management Craig Cornell, was held at the Pickerington Center.

Phone outage to affect calls to OUPD
The Ohio University community is advised that during a routine, required system update to the University’s analog telephone system on Saturday, Jan. 31, calls made to the Ohio University Police Department will be routed to the Athens County 9-1-1 Center.

Public can 'Walk with a Doc' on Saturdays
Each month, the Live Healthy Appalachia group sponsors a walk allowing the public to interact with doctors and receive medical advice.

Jan 29
Actor portrays MLK Jr. in one-man show on Lancaster Campus
About 100 students, faculty, staff and community members attended a special presentation on campus Wednesday afternoon to kick off Black History Month.  Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington celebrated the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., when Actor Darryl Van Leer performed his one-man show where he portrays King in the Wagner Theatre.

Members of OHIO, Athens communities engage in conversation on racial dynamics, inequality
On Tuesday, Jan. 20, Ohio University held one of its most successful Campus Conversations yet, drawing members of the OHIO and Athens communities to campus for meaningful discussions on racial dynamics and inequality.

Ohio Innocence Project director, exonerees to speak Feb. 9
Representatives from the Ohio Innocence Project, one of the most successful organizations in the nation for exonerating innocent prisoners, will present “The Ohio Innocence Project: From Death Row to Freedom” from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 9 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Jan 28
Career workshop for veterans, student service members slated for Feb. 5
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting a Veterans and Student Service Members Career Workshop from 4 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 5. The workshop will be delivered through the Ohio University Learning Network, allowing participation from locations on six of OHIO’s campuses.

Construction on new residence halls within 200 days of completion
As of Dec. 22, work on Phase I of Ohio University's Housing Development Plan was approximately 60 percent complete, and there are now less than 200 days until construction wraps up.

Libraries website provides access to fore-edge exhibit
Ohio University Libraries is inviting users to immerse themselves into the world of fore-edge painted books through a website that allows in-depth access to “Hidden Treasures on the Edge: Fore-edge Painted Books from the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection,” an exhibit on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

Memorial park on Athens Campus moving to a new home
Construction on Phase I of Ohio University’s Housing Development Plan has necessitated the relocation of Carper Park, which was created as a tribute to an OHIO graduate responsible for many landscaping efforts at the University over a more than 30-year period.

Noted scholar, author to speak at Chillicothe Campus
Kennedy Lecture Series talk discusses civil rights movement, faculty members write workbook and present at conference

Take a closer look at the MLK Jr. Celebration [PHOTOS]
The 2015 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration carried the theme, "Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." Take a look at the photos.

Jan 27
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Spotlight: OUL Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber
Many students who take Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber’s classes at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington find him to be a down-to-earth, relatable instructor.  However, they don’t realize that one of the reasons Faber relates to his students so well is that he used to be just like them.  Faber started his college career at Ohio University Lancaster.

TapRide shuttle service encourages campus safety
Since fall semester, Ohio University has offered TapRide, a free transportation service to all faculty, staff, students and visitors. The service provides a safe means of transportation across the Athens Campus.

Jan 26
New executive director of Lancaster Festival looks forward to continued partnership with Lancaster Campus
The new executive director of the Lancaster Festival says he’s very excited about the Ohio University Lancaster Campus’ outdoor and indoor concert venues and is looking forward to working with the campus in the future.  Joe Piccolo started in his new role on January 12.

Patton College of Education to host former African-American LPGA player
Professional golfer and educator Renee Powell, one of only six African American women to ever play on the Ladies Professional Golf Association Tour, will visit campus Wednesday, Feb. 4.

Resources available in preparation for tobacco-free campus
In preparation for Ohio University’s move to a tobacco-free campus in August 2015, resources are being made available for University employees who want to quit smoking or other forms of tobacco use.

Jan 25
Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens campus will test its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Jan. 30.

Jan 23
2015 Fitness Workshop Series kicks off Jan. 24 at Ping Center
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation and Ping Center Fitness are presenting the 2015 Fitness Workshop Series, a free program open to the OHIO and Athens communities and designed to educate those working toward healthier lifestyles about different areas of fitness.

Are we all living in a 'Matrix' simulation? Jan. 29
The Knowing the Future curricular theme hosts physicist Dr. Silas Beane presenting a general-interest seminar on “Are you living in a simulation?” on Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4:10 p.m. in Clippinger 194.

New: Transcultural Encounters and Border Crossings film series
With Dr. Michael Gillespie, Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak is curator of the new Transcultural Encounters and Border Crossings Film Series at the Athena this spring.

OHIO continues promise to improve college access
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today completed the final step in a pioneering journey toward improving higher education expense predictability by setting the tuition rates for the first cohort in the innovative new tuition and fee program, The OHIO Guarantee.

OHIO trustees set tuition and fee rates, discuss financial aid
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved tuition and fee rates for the first cohort of students under The OHIO Guarantee and discussed the impact of new financial aid initiatives at meetings on the Athens Campus.

Rescheduled: ESPN analyst Chris Broussard coming to Athens March 26
The Ohio University chapter of Associated Press Sports Editors, in partnership with Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., will bring ESPN NBA analyst/writer Chris Broussard to campus Thursday, March 26. The original date was Jan. 29, but the talk was rescheduled due to illness.

Spring 2015 Middle East and North Africa film series begins
In Spring 2015, a number of Ohio University departments, centers, and programs are teaming up to present six films that highlight various aspects of historical and contemporary life in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region.

United in Anger film and discussion, Jan. 26
The Political Science Film Series presents a screening of the award-winning film United in Anger: A History of Act-Up by Jim Hubbard on Monday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Theater.

What's in a survey? Qualtrics contest offers $10K to find out.
If you have developed an innovative use for a Qualtrics survey, consider entering the Qualtrics SurveyMod competition.

Jan 22
Portion of University Terrace closed Jan. 28
University Terrace will be closed on Wednesday, Jan. 28, between Park Place and Bryan Hall.

Ridges Advisory Committee to meet in early February
The Ohio University Ridges Advisory Committee will hold their quarterly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center in Baker University Center on the Athens Campus.

University receives $600,000 ODOT contract for Nelsonville Bypass traffic, wildlife study
The Ohio Department of Transportation has awarded Ohio University a three-year, $600,000 federally funded research contract to monitor traffic safety and the effectiveness of wildlife preservation efforts along the new U.S. Route 33 Nelsonville Bypass.

Jan 21
Branding OHIO through its principles
Branding OHIO through its principles

Work of Canal Winchester Artists Guild to be displayed on Lancaster Campus
The winter art exhibition in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts will open next week.  It will feature the work of artists from the Canal Winchester Artists Guild.

Jan 20
Chillicothe Campus communication efforts engage audiences
Endeavors are designed are designed with plan and purposes that are tailored to achieve campus' strategic objectives and more news from the Chillicothe Campus

Lancaster Campus professor releases book on fans of The Rolling Stones
Ohio University Lancaster Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology Andrea J. Baker has put her love of the Rolling Stones and its fans into her new book “You Get What You Need: Stories of Fans of the Rolling Stones.”

Martin Luther King Jr. brunch speakers entertain and inspire audience
More than 250 people gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Monday, Jan. 19, to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Brunch at Ohio University. Speaker Jim Lucas captured the crowd with his unforgettable MLK Jr. speech recitations.

Jan 19
Kennedy Lecture Series to welcome historian, author Nell Irvin Painter
Ohio University’s 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series continues this month with “An Evening with Nell Irvin Painter” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Jan 16
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Thursdays, Feb. 12, 19, 26, March 5 and 12.

Jan 15
Actor to meet with Lancaster Campus Theatre students after MLK performance January 28
Actor Darryl Van Leer will meet with OUL Theatre students for about an hour after he performs a one-man show portraying Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on the Lancaster Campus January 28.

Jan. 20 Campus Conversation to focus on racial dynamics, inequality
“Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University Polar Plunge is Feb. 14
Show your support of Special Olympics Ohio's athletes at the annual Ohio University Polar Plunge fundraising event on Feb. 14 at Lake Snowden. Plungers are required to raise a minimum $50 in pledges by the day of the event.

University mourns CHSP Professor Emerita Susan Bullard
Susan Kay Bullard, professor emerita in CHSP’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, died in Kalamazoo, Mich. on Friday, Jan. 2. She joined the faculty of the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences as an assistant professor and served as a faculty member for more than 20 years.

Jan 14
Online Registration open for Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women 2015
Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2015. You can register by going to www.ohio.edu/lancaster/events/celebratewomen.cfm .

Jan 13
Chillicothe Campus takes strategic approach to enrollment
Student success is at forefront of smart approach designed to bolster enrollment

January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The University community is invited to view the January meeting via live stream.

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Jan 12
Name of new Lancaster Campus student lounge connects campus to community and Ohio University in Athens
The new Bobcat Bistro at Ohio University Lancaster represents a union of OUL students, the Lancaster community and Ohio University in Athens in many different ways.

University announces International Space University astronaut panel, first participant
The twelfth man to walk on the moon will travel to Athens in June as part of an elite astronaut panel for International Space University’s 2015 Space Studies Program, which Ohio University will host.

Jan 11
University expands WiFi coverage to include OU Inn
University affiliated visitors to the Ohio University Inn now have a new Internet option: the OHIO wireless network.