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Friday, Jul 03, 2015

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Jul 2
Governor appoints Athens native Peggy Viehweger to board of trustees
Peggy J. Viehweger was recently appointed to a nine-year term to the Ohio University Board of Trustees by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Jul 1
A message from President McDavis regarding the passage of Ohio's state budget
The following message was sent by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis to OHIO students, faculty and staff on July 1, 2015.

New offices formed through Institutional Equity reorganization
Two new offices have been established in place of the former Office for Institutional Equity as part of a proactive approach to best serve the needs of the Ohio University community with increased focus and support. OHIO Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit explained this is the result of a reorganization effort that responds to current and future needs with regards to accessibility, equity, and civil rights compliance.

The Promise Lives Campaign exceeds goal by $50 million
The following message was sent by President McDavis at the conclusion of Ohio University's The Promise Lives Campaign.

Jun 30
Eduroam WiFi access now available on all OHIO campuses
Easy access to OHIO WiFi now available for visitors from other eduroam.org member schools.

Ridges stabilization work to begin this summer
Work is expected to begin in July and August for two stabilization projects at the Ridges that include roof and masonry repairs.

Southern Campus receives funding for Ironton Child Welfare Club Scholarship
The Ironton Child Welfare Club recently presented Ohio University's Southern Campus with funding for the club's scholarship.

Jun 29
Highlighting the Green: Spring Semester 2015 (SLIDESHOW)
This installment of "Highlighting the Green" showcases the achievements of the faculty, staff and students at Ohio University in the spring semester.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Ohio 911 Administrator Rob Jackson
The man who is currently leading the state of Ohio into the next generation of 911 service is an Ohio University Lancaster graduate.  Rob Jackson is the Ohio 911 Administrator and graduated from OUL in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Specialized Studies.

Offices closed, classes not in session in observance of Independence Day
Ohio University will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the national Independence Day holiday.

Jun 26
OHIO trustees approve FY2016 budget, capital plan
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2016 budget and Capital Improvement Plan at meetings on the University’s Southern Campus.

Ohio University recognized as Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recently named Ohio University an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement. OHIO is one of 18 institutions in the U.S. to receive the 2015 designation.

Southern Campus hosting info sessions on new master in special education-intervention specialist program
Ohio University’s Southern Campus is partnering with OHIO’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education to offer a new master in special education-intervention specialist program.

Jun 25
International astronaut panel makes splash at OHIO-hosted event
Hundreds of campus, community, and International Space University (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15) participants got a taste of space Wednesday night at ISU’s annual International Astronaut Panel talk at Ohio University’s Baker University Center ballroom. Featuring four astronauts, the panel discussion addressed moon rocks, Mars landings and how international collaboration will take humankind to the furthest destinations yet.

NASA Administrator, distinguished panelists fill space studies program’s public events next week
The public event series of International Space University’s (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15) continues next week at Ohio University with four public events in as many days, including a panel on the future of human spaceflight, a discussion about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and a lecture by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

Space studies program participants to test miniature robotic rovers at OHIO competition
Robots will take over Ohio University’s Academic & Research Center on Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. during International Space University’s (ISU) annual public robotics competition. As part of ISU’s 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15), which OHIO is hosting, participants will test the miniature, high-tech robots they constructed to simulate planetary exploration.

Jun 24
2015 class of Gates Foundation Scholars is announced
Scholarship fund allows Ross County students to pursue their college ambitions

Janet Becker named Lancaster Campus associate dean
Janet Becker named Lancaster Campus associate dean

Ohio University’s sports administration programs internationally recognized
Ohio University’s sports administration programs internationally recognized

Jun 23
Summer months include events, accolades on Zanesville Campus (PHOTO ESSAY)
This photo essay captures some of the events and accolades that have occurred on Ohio University's Zanesville Campus since the end of spring semester.

Swipe and go: The Libraries’ new printing system
Updates to University Libraries’ printing system include changes for students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars and community members who use the Libraries’ printers.

Vigil held for nine Charleston, South Carolina, shooting victims
More than 100 people from the Ohio University and local communities gathered at noon on Monday to remember the nine victims of the June 17 racially motivated shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jun 22
Horse play: Kids learning through interaction at Southern Campus’ Horse Park
Children from the 9th Street Park Youth Empowerment Activities program recently visited the Ohio University Southern Horse Park to learn all about horses.

League of American Bicyclists names City of Athens Bicycle Friendly Community
The League of American Bicyclists recently awarded the City of Athens the designation of Bicycle Friendly Community.

Ohio University Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 moves into fourth phase
After two spring open house events designed to update the public and solicit feedback, Ohio University, along with consultant Ayers-Saint Gross, is moving forward with its Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 effort with precinct plan workshops scheduled in June, July and August.

Ohio University to repair steam tunnels underneath Class Gateway as part of the iconic campus entrance’s update
Ohio University will begin the process of repairing 180 feet of damaged steam tunnel underneath the Class Gateway on College Green, which was discovered during a planned inspection in May.

University to host vigil in memory of Charleston shooting victims
The Ohio University community will gather at noon on Monday, June 22 to remember the victims of last week's church shooting in Charleston, S.C.

Voinovich School to host statewide prevention and recovery conference
Nearly 500 prevention and recovery professionals from throughout Ohio will soon visit Athens as the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs hosts the Ohio Promoting Wellness & Recovery (OPEC) Conference, sponsored by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), June 29 – July 2, 2015 at Ohio University Baker Center.

Workshop for science teachers held on Lancaster Campus
Workshop for science teachers held on Lancaster Campus

Jun 17
A new dimension: Southern Campus receives 1804 Fund award
The Ohio University Foundation has approved an 1804 Fund award for the Southern Campus to bring 3D printing capability to the campus.

Brick sculpture installed at new residential housing site (SLIDESHOW)
A brick relief sculpture featuring iconic images and symbols of Ohio University was recently installed on the site of Phase I of OHIO's Housing Development Plan.

Summer program allows high school students to study alongside Japanese peers, stay on campus
Ohio University’s Ohio Program of Intensive English is offering its “Go International” summer program, a one-week multicultural experience for students in the ninth, 10th and 11th grades that will expose them to the Japanese language and culture while also immersing them in the college experience.

Jun 16
Media Deserts Project at Ohio University unveils national map
A new interdisciplinary initiative at Ohio University has released the first of several geographic information system maps of the United States that identifies which areas of the country are underserved by fresh local news and information.

OHIO Aquatic Center undergoing ADA renovations
The Ohio University Aquatic Center will be closed July 1 through Aug. 24 for renovations designed to make the facility consistent with the standards set by the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Jun 15
Free public workshop will discuss water quality in Athens
Community members are invited to a free public workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 16 at Ohio University’s Life Science Research Facility to learn about the City of Athens’ efforts to improve the quality of local waterways.

Lancaster Campus Kids in College begins today
Another year of Kids in College is underway at Ohio University Lancaster.  More than 250 students are taking classes over the three-week period this summer.

Jun 12
Athens brewery taps space-themed brew in honor of OHIO-hosted space studies program
Representatives from International Space University’s 2015 Space Studies Program, Ohio University and Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery tapped the first keg of a commemorative seasonal beer Monday night that the Athens brewery created in honor of SSP15.

Former NASA astronaut, Hubble Telescope ‘repairman’ inspires audience to look beyond the horizon
Former NASA astronaut and astronomer Jeffrey Hoffman shared his experience as a “space telescope repairman” with a standing-room-only crowd Thursday night.

International astronaut panel to headline space studies program’s public events series in Athens
The public event series of International Space University’s 28th Space Studies Program continues next week with two major panel discussions.

University tree tour is June 19
Ohio University will host a one-hour Athens Campus tree tour with Ohio Department of Natural Resources Regional Urban Forester Ann Bonner at 12:10 p.m. Friday, June 19. The free tour will start in front of Cutler Hall on the College Green.

Jun 11
University to add 'eduroam' WiFi access starting July
Use your OHIO login to obtain Internet access when visiting other participating institutions and vice versa.

Jun 10
Chillicothe Campus students broaden their horizons
Students to take part on international education experience, speak at San Fran conference and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

June Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees June meetings on the Southern Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Ohio University Board of Trustees Executive Committee to meet
Ohio University Board of Trustees Executive Committee to meet

Jun 8
Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre sound renovation underway
Renovation work is starting in the Wagner Theatre at Ohio University Lancaster.  Employees at LIVE’ Technologies are working on the first phase of the project by focusing on sound system improvements that included removing speakers from the ceiling last week.

Jun 4
Clutter cleanup comes to Catmail on June 30
Microsoft will enable its new Clutter cleanup feature for all users who have not specifically turned it off.

OHIO staff, students boost space studies program accessibility
As International Space University faculty and staff arrive in Athens for the Ohio University-hosted 2015 Space Studies Program, members of the local organizing committee ensured OHIO’s campus is accessible to all its guests by not just analyzing raw data, but also testing facilities through a “wheels on the ground” approach.

Jun 3
RHE executive dean visits Southern Campus with instructional expert
Bradley Cohen, Ohio University's senior vice provost for instructional innovation, met with faculty and staff at the Southern Campus to talk about the changing landscape of higher education and how online learning has transformed the ways in which universities offer their curriculum.

Jun 2
Ohio University, Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador expanding their partnership to benefit students, faculty
Leaders from Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador and Ohio University recently signed an agreement providing opportunities for students and faculty from both institutions to expand collaborations focused on global health education and research.

Patton College receives continuation of accreditation
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education had a noteworthy month of May. On the heels of celebrating a historical groundbreaking for a major, $32.8 million renovation project, Patton College leaders learned that the Education Unit, which spans across The Patton College and includes all five regional campuses as well as programs in the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts received continued accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), a rigorous evaluation process that requires outcome-based evidence.