Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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News from OHIO's Campuses

May 26
Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign reaches $180,000 mark
The Lancaster and Fairfield County communities have come out in a big way to support Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre. With a little more than a month left in the Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign, about $180,000 has been raised.

SIDE attracts out-of-state participants in sixth year
The sixth annual Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education was held last week and for the first time attracted several out-of-state participants.

Southern Campus hosts tri-state seatbelt initiative
Dozens of law enforcement officers from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia recently attended a “Click It or Ticket” media event at Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

May 20
Lancaster Campus library director signs book contract
Ohio University Lancaster Library Director Judy Carey Nevin’s name is currently only displayed on the wall outside her office in the Hannah V. McCauley Library. However, in the future, her name will also be found on the library shelves. It was recently announced that Carey Nevin has a book deal.

May 18
A message from OHIO President McDavis regarding Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi
The following message was sent to Ohio University faculty, staff and students by President Roderick J. McDavis.

U.S. assistant secretary of commerce addresses role of Appalachian Ohio in U.S. manufacturing renaissance during State of the Region keynote
More than 150 participants attended the May 12 Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference, presented by the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with the EDA University Center.

University Libraries receives Awards of Excellence
Ohio University Libraries captivated the 2015 Academic Library Advancement and Development Network conference when OHIO walked away with three Award of Excellence honors.

May 15
Dr. Richard W. Greenlee receives Austin C. Furbee Award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has named Dr. Richard W. Greenlee as the 2015 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 14
Lancaster Campus law enforcement lecturer remembers those killed on Peace Officers Memorial Day
Flags will be flown at half-staff tomorrow at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington and around the country to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day. President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation making May 15 of each year a day to recognize the work and sacrifice of police officers in our nation.

May 13
Golfers in full swing for annual Ohio University Southern fundraiser
Proceeds from the 12th Annual Bernard L. Edwards Golf Tournament will help with equipment upgrades for the production trailer used by Ohio University Southern's electronic media program.

Newest Chillicothe Campus alumni ready to make their mark
Graduation marks next step in lives of OU-C students who join ranks of Ohio University alumni and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

Southern Campus accepting applications for ‘Academy of Excellence’ and ‘Horse Lover’s Camp’
Ohio University Southern will present the 35th annual “Academy of Excellence” summer camp July 20-24 while the campus' equine program will host a “Horse Lover’s Camp” July 27-31.

Southern Campus hosting tri-state officers for ‘Click It or Ticket’ event
Ohio University Southern, in conjunction with the Tri-State Law Enforcement Council, will host the annual “Click It or Ticket” event on Friday, May 15, at the campus in Ironton.

May 12
Girls use their WITS at Lancaster Campus
It only took one day for Associate Professor of Computer Science Technology Christine Wolfe to learn that her class during the “Women in Technology and Science” program had changed the future for one young lady.  Wolfe got an email from a student saying Wolfe’s session helped her realize that she wanted to go into web design when she got older.

May 11
Construction on new residence halls within 90 days of completion
In less than 90 days, construction on four new residence halls and a central living-learning center will be complete, marking a major milestone in the first of Ohio University’s three-phase Housing Development Plan designed to improve the residential experience and the comprehensive living-learning environment on the Athens Campus.

Patton College of Education breaks ground on $32.8 million McCracken Hall renovation
The Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education celebrated the beginning of a new era by hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for a $32.8 million renovation and expansion project of McCracken Hall on Thursday, May 7.

Registration underway for Kids in College on Lancaster Campus
Registration underway for Kids in College on Lancaster Campus

Speaker tells Heritage College graduates: Have the courage to lead your profession
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated its 36th annual Commencement ceremony Saturday. This spring, 124 student doctors from the Heritage College become physicians and surgeons.

May 8
Take a closer look at Graduate Commencement [PHOTOS]
Ohio University conferred more than 1,100 graduate degrees during its 2015 Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 1 in the Convocation Center. Take a look at the pictures.

May 7
Securing the cyber generation gap
Tips for securing the online data of family members who are not tech savvy.

May 6
97-year-old dons cap and gown at OUE Honors Convocation
Age is just a number for Kathryn Snead, a 97-year-old woman who participated in Ohio University Eastern’s Honors Convocation ceremony recently.

Women in Technology and Science returns to Lancaster Campus tomorrow
According to 2015 data put together by the Uneseco Institute for Statistics, just 30% of the world’s researchers are women.  A growing number of women are pursuing higher education, but many opt out at the highest levels required for a research career. The data points to a need to encourage girls to study science, technology, engineering and math at a young age. Girls in our region will get that encouragement at Ohio University Lancaster on Thursday, May 7, during “Women in Technology and Science” or WITS.

May 5
Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation: A Labor of Love
When the graduates and their families walked into the Ohio University Lancaster Gymnasium on Friday night for Honors Convocation, many were struck with how the gym had been transformed.  The gymnasium in

May 4
Lancaster Campus mourns the loss of Administrative Specialist Merry Lee Walters
A woman who many would call the soul of Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has passed away.  Merry Lee Walters died yesterday after a year-long battle with cancer.  She was 59 years old.

Southern Campus graduates celebrate achievements
Ohio University Southern students were awarded 117 associate’s degrees and 137 bachelor’s degrees during the 2015 Graduate Recognition Ceremony.

May 2
Ohio University Eastern honors 2015 graduating class (PHOTOS)
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, scholarship recipients, student leaders and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

May 1
CHSP helps Big Brothers Big Sisters raise summer camp funding
A Giving Tree in Grover Center allowed CHSP and Big Brothers Big Sisters raise funds to send local children to summer camp.

Apr 30
Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 8
This edition of Branding OHIO stresses the importance of setting an example for student employees.

Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center earn first Heart Safe University Accreditation in the nation
On April 21, Fairfield Medical Center presented Ohio University Lancaster and Ohio University Pickerington with the first Heart Safe University Accreditation in the nation.

OHIO focuses on making Commencement a Zero Waste event
Behind the excitement and joy of the upcoming Ohio University Commencement activities, the Zero Waste initiative is leading the charge in helping make this a zero waste event.

OHIO hosts National Forensic Association National Tournament
More than 900 speech and debate students from throughout the nation participated in the 2015 National Forensic Association National Tournament, hosted this year by Ohio University's Athens Campus, bringing not only esteem to OHIO but an estimated $1.8 million economic boost to the area.

Top 30 targets for hackers: Are you on the list?
List of most popular security vulnerabilities highlights importance of keeping software up to date.

Apr 29
Lancaster Campus baseball team wins ORCC East Division title for 4th straight year
The Ohio University Lancaster baseball team completed conference play on Sunday with a 12-0 conference record and won its fourth straight Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title.

Patton College of Education groundbreaking begins historic renovation
Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education will ceremonially break ground on a $32.8 million renovation and expansion project on Thursday, May 7. The event will mark the beginning of a building project that will bring all five of the college’s departments under one roof.

Southern Campus’ science program event provides a future glimpse for students
Nearly 50 middle school and high school students from Raceland-Worthington and Russell, Kentucky, visited Ohio University’s Southern Campus recently for an overview of the science program.

Apr 28
Chillicothe Campus announces full slate of graduation participants is announced
Faculty member Tanya Hire recognized for innovative approach to classroom and other news from the Chilllicothe Campus

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Fairfield Co. Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Coordinator Janie Heston
Janie Heston still can’t believe that she was recently given an award by Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities for doing what she loves to do most – helping others. The Ohio University Lancaster graduate was honored with the McGhee Family Inspiration Award last month during the annual Fairfield DD “Celebration of Possibilities” banquet.

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis discusses OHIO’s tobacco-free policy
The latest video on the Ohio University Tobacco-Free Initiative website features an address by President Roderick J. McDavis to the OHIO community in advance of the Athens campus’s tobacco-free policy going into effect in August 2015.

Apr 27
Lancaster Campus student wins talent competition with bagpipes [VIDEO]
If you’ve ever been walking outside at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and thought you heard bagpipes playing, you aren’t going crazy.  That’s because OUL Student Liz Laner practices playing her bagpipes out by the covered bridge sometimes. Laner is a self-taught bagpipe player and has been playing for about the last 10 years.

Tobacco-free task force shares results of ‘Survey on the Impact of the Tobacco-Free Policy’
The tobacco-free task force at Ohio University is continuing its efforts to prepare the University and communicate the new tobacco-free policy that will begin in August 2015.

Apr 24
Meet Buddy, the therapy dog
Meet Buddy, the emotional support dog from Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services at Hudson Health Center. Buddy and his handler, Rinda Gould, work together to assist students in need of support.

Apr 23
Expert’s visit, seminars to address OHIO’s international recruitment, retention strategy
International education expert Dr. Daniel Guhr will visit Ohio University on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30, and will hold several public seminars related to OHIO’s recruitment and retention strategy for international students.

Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation will celebrate 364 graduates
Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation will celebrate 364 graduates

Sales Education Foundation names Ohio University’s Schey Sales Centre on 2015 “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” List
Ohio University’s Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre announces their recognition as a “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” program.

Apr 22
High school counselors visit campus, exchange information
Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions is hosting high school counselors on campus April 22-23 in an effort to continue and enhance relations between OHIO and the professionals who play a key role in the college admissions process.

Multicultural, Women’s and LGBT Centers to host commencement events
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to attend three pre-commencement events hosted by the Multicultural Center, the Women’s Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Center.

Political science graduate accepted to 11 law schools
What would you do if you were accepted to all 11 law schools to which you applied?  How would you decide where to go?  For Olayemi "Yemi" Olurin, it all came down to the visit (and the scholarships).

Southern Campus hosts first ‘Lunch with 12 Strangers’ event
Ohio University’s Southern Campus hosted its first “Lunch with 12 Strangers” event this week.

Apr 21
Chillicothe Campus names graduation student speaker
Mishion Payne's college journey mirrors OU-C experience

Apr 20
Lancaster Campus athletes celebrate special accomplishments
Three Ohio University Lancaster athletes are celebrating special achievements in their individual sports that all happened on the very same day. Saturday, April 11 was a big day for OUL athletics.