Thursday, Oct 02, 2014

Fog/Mist, 53 °F


News from OHIO's Campuses

Oct 1
Chillicothe Campus faculty members make their mark
Faculty members earn honor, publish textbook and other news from OU-C

Sep 30
Lancaster Campus Theatre offering $5 opening night tickets for "The Elephant Man"
Students, faculty, staff and community members can see the opening night of OUL Theatre’s upcoming production for just $5. Theatre Director Victor Jones is offering the opening night discounted ticket price for the first time during the production of “The Elephant Man.”

Sep 29
Constitution Day speaker lectures on sexual violence and law
The OHIO Center for Law, Justice & Culture recently hosted Marc Spindelman, the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law at Ohio State University, for a public lecture in recognition of Constitution Day.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Lancaster Economic Development Director R. Michael Pettit
R. Michael Pettit took the road less traveled when he graduated from Sheridan High School in Somerset in 1974.  He didn’t go straight to college, he signed up for the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service, Pettit got married, started a family and then started taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster.  It’s funny how life works sometimes because Pettit’s trip down the road less traveled led him to a career where a road was named after him.

Last chance to help shape the CUE
All members of the University community are invited to complete a survey and share their opinions on which vendor should be used for the OHIO Calendar of University Events upgrade.

Latest campus crime statistics available online
The annual security compliance document is available on the Ohio University Police Department website.

Passport to The OHIO Guarantee event to be held Oct. 7
The second event in a three-date offering to help educate the Ohio University community about the new tuition and fee structure, The OHIO Guarantee, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall rotunda. The event is open to all members of the University community – faculty, staff and students.

Sep 25
Archaeologist to speak on Lancaster Campus about climate change research
Scientists and researchers all over the world are talking about climate change and how it will impact our lives. An environmental archaeologist who grew up in Lancaster and will be speaking at Ohio University Lancaster next month believes she knows one thing we need to do to deal with climate change because she is studying how another culture dealt with the same issue.

OHIO named Military Friendly School® for fourth consecutive year
Ohio University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School® for the fourth consecutive year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Proctorville Center welcomes crowd for community education seminar
More than 100 people attended a community education seminar on the benefits of the Paleo Diet, presented by Dr. Jane Kurucz, at Ohio University's Proctorville Center.

Sep 24
Chillicothe Campus students show their creativity
Publication highlights writing and creative expression while building sense of learning community

Humanitarian Enrique Morones to give Hispanic Heritage Month talk Oct. 1
Humanitarian Enrique Morones will speak will speak on the atrocities regarding Mexican children who have crossed into the U.S. and the truth behind immigration policy debates and the people who conduct them on Oct. 1.

Lancaster Campus professor and poet to lead Chautauqua Songwriting Workshop
Lancaster Campus professor and poet to lead Chautauqua Songwriting Workshop

Multicultural Center to host several cultural awareness events this fall
Ohio University's Multicultural Center is offering a multitude of events for students and staff to increase awareness of African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American, and Native American cultures on campus.

Two debuts in Ohio University Press summertime news
Books from two new series - the Andy Hayes Mystery series and Biographies for Young Readers - highlighted activities at Ohio University Press over the summer months

WOUB-TV installs emergency generators as part of new emergency network
Emergency generators are being installed at WOUB-TV transmitters and will allow both Athens' and Cambridge’s TV transmitters to stay on the air in the event of a commercial power outage.

Sep 22
LGBT Center schedules a full slate of events this fall
Ohio University's center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender has a schedule full of speakers, parties and informal discussion panels to allow students and faculty to get involved this semester.

Lancaster Campus hosts college fair this week
It feels like school just started, but it’s already time for high school students to start thinking about the next step. The Lancaster City/Fairfield County College Fair will be held September 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brasee Hall Gym at OUL.

Lancaster Campus student lounge undergoing renovation
Students may notice a few changes going on in The Zone this week. The changes mark the beginning of a renovation project to offer more dining options to our students.

Mary Beth Tinker, student free-speech advocate, to visit Athens
Mary Beth Tinker, one of the plaintiffs in the precedential lawsuit Tinker v. Des Moines, will speak about the lawsuit that established free-speech rights for students in schools on Sept. 25.

NASA leader imparts leadership advice to Russ College students
NASA’s John Connolly spoke to a group of engineering and technology students Thursday about the obstacles engineers must face to see their ideas become reality.

Ridges Advisory Committee meeting, public forum scheduled for Oct. 1
Two separate events scheduled for Oct. 1 will each focus on future uses of the buildings and land located at The Ridges at Ohio University.

Women's Center seeks to educate and empower women through fall programs
The Ohio University Women's Center offers females on campus and in the community diverse programming each week to address specific needs and concerns. Their international women's coffee hours and brown bag lunch and learns allow women the opportunity for campus involvement.

Writers Harvest to benefit Ohio Food Banks
Ohio University's Creative Writing Program will present Writers Harvest, a benefit for hunger relief, on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Sep 21
Southern Campus welcomes new dean with Woodstock celebration
Ohio University Southern students, staff and faculty recently celebrated the campus' new dean, Nicole Pennington, by throwing a “Woodstock Revisited” affair.

Sep 19
Ohio University Eastern receives 1804 grant to support sciences
Ohio University's Eastern Campus has been awarded an 1804 grant to support the purchase of new equipment for its organic chemistry lab.

University issues non-discrimination policy reminder
As part of a regular outreach effort, the Office for Institutional Equity would like to remind the campus community that it has a variety of resources to address questions or concerns about discrimination or harassment.

WATH 970 AM to host University leaders on morning radio show
Various Ohio University officials, including President Roderick J. McDavis, will discuss the latest happenings at the University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM throughout the 2014-15 academic year.

Sep 18
Chillicothe Campus holds topical discussions
Constitution Day and Diversity Discussions spark dialogue among campus and local community members

Executive Vice President and Provost sends message regarding observance of religious holidays
The following is a message about the observance of religious holidays and religious expression at Ohio University.

Macbook thefts on rise: How to protect yours
Your Mac may be the Apple of someone else’s eye. These simple steps can help keep your Macbook where it belongs.

Process used to investigate, adjudicate reports of student-to-student sexual misconduct revised
Ohio University has revised the process it applies when investigating and adjudicating reports of alleged student-to-student sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.

Security tips: Using the cloud securely
Keep these tips in mind when you consider using a cloud provider to store your personal files and data.

Submissions being accepted for International Education Week photo contest
The Office of Education Abroad is holding its annual photo contest in conjunction with International Education Week. This year’s theme is “What does international education mean to me?” and entries are due by Oct. 17.

Sep 17
Branding OHIO this fall
All of the marketing efforts initiated and supported by UCM are meant to create first and lasting impressions of the brand to a wide array of stakeholders.

Frontiers of Science to host philosopher Arthur Fine on Sept. 22
Ohio University's Frontiers of Science series will host Arthur Fine, a philosopher of science who specializes in Albert Einstein, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Heritage College dean named to chair national accreditation commission
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine haven been named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association.

Heritage College leads the way in teaching primary care
Last year, the Heritage College launched its “Introduction to Primary Care” course for first-year students, and college researchers have completed a soon-to-be-published study on its impact.

How to opt-in for text messages [VIDEO]
In a few short steps, you can opt-in to receive text notifications from the Ohio University Libraries. If you decide that you no longer want them, you can opt-out at any time.

Interfaith Peace Walk celebrates similarities instead of differences
The Better Together organization within United Campus Ministries at Ohio University hosted its fourth annual Interfaith Peace Walk on Thursday, Sept. 11 in an effort to spread the message of peace among all faiths.

Libraries’ bicentennial book wins international award
University Libraries’ book, “200 Years of Shared Discovery: The Bicentennial of Ohio University Libraries,” was recently named a silver award winner in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards Program In-house Print Publication category.

Red foxes finding homes in Bobcat Nation
Since the beginning of the year, three female red foxes and their kits have been spotted on and around the Athens Campus.

Study Abroad Info Sessions September 18 on Lancaster Campus
Students at Ohio University Lancaster are getting the opportunity to learn about how to make their dreams of studying abroad a reality. Education Abroad and Competitive Awards Info Sessions are being held throughout the day on Thursday, September 18 in Brasee Hall on the Lancaster Campus. The sessions are sponsored by Ohio University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Office of Education Abroad, Global Health Initiatives, and Information and Educational Technology. Representatives from the Athens Campus will be on hand to answer questions.

Sep 16
Pop culture art exhibit opens this week on Lancaster Campus
Art, featuring pop culture icons like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol, is hanging in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts for the next couple of months as part of the latest exhibit.  The exhibit by Lancaster’s own Wayne Williams is a compilation of Williams’ work in the area of pop culture art.

Stabilization package approved to protect Ridges buildings
A request for funding to help stabilize and protect several buildings at The Ridges at Ohio University has received approval from the Capital Funding & Priorities Committee (CF&

University Libraries hosting 'Fire to iPhone' exhibit
The exhibit is being presented by the College of Arts and Sciences to introduce a new group of themed classes titled “Fire to iPhone: The Technological Human.”

Sep 15
Open forums for central calendar upgrade announced
The Ohio University community is invited to attend two open forums to evaluate calendar solutions for the OHIO Calendar of University Events. The open forums will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Sep 14
Community Connections: The Center Day Shuffle
The Patton College will host the second annual Center Day Shuffle on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Grover Center Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All students, faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Leadership and Advocacy Summit to be held Sunday, Sept. 21
The Patton College of Education will be host the fifth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit: Be the Change! event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in Nelson Commons 146.

Sep 12
Lancaster Campus Women’s Studies lecturer hopes NFL domestic violence scandal creates awareness
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies lecturer hopes the very public domestic violence scandal involving former Baltimore Ravens Football Player Ray Rice and the NFL will start a long-term national discussion on an issue that needs attention.