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Feb 27
A spring break safety message from OUPD Feb 27
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers shares his spring break travel safety tips.

Dean Emeritus Hwa-Wei Lee honored with Melvil Dewey Medal Award Feb 27
Sixteen years after retiring as dean of Ohio University Libraries, Hwa-Wei Lee is still being recognized for his significant contributions in the field of librarianship.

Men's Basketball faces Akron tonight on ESPNU Feb 27
Ohio University Men's Basketball plays Akron tonight in a nationally televised game on ESPNU.

Feb 26
Catmail tip: Finding folders in OWA Feb 26
Follow these three steps to display your inbox folders in the web version of Catmail.

Cochlear implant developers receive 2015 Russ Prize Feb 26
On Feb. 24, the National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University presented five recipients with the 2015 Russ Prize, the top bioengineering prize in the world.

Donations being accepted for Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses Feb 26
Led by a group of local women and Ohio University sororities, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses asks area residents and OHIO students to donate prom and graduation dresses, shoes and accessories that are then made available to area high school students at no charge.

Film students implement Hollywood green standards Feb 26
Students from the OHIO School of Film are implementing the green filmmaking standards supported by major Hollywood studios.

How to avoid being a victim of crime during spring break Feb 26
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers offers tips to help the University community avoid being the victim of theft during breaks in the academic year.

Konneker Medals awarded to OHIO alumni innovators in biotechnology, computer technology Feb 26
Rick Hawkins (BS '74) and Hua-Thye Chua (BSEE '59) will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at the 3rd annual Innovation Awards, to be held March 31.

Lancaster Campus associate professor believes today's FCC net neutrality vote has big implications Feb 26
The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote today on an issue that impacts everyone -- net neutrality.

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman named president of AIEA Feb 26
Ohio University Dean Jenifer Cushman was named the president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) during the 2015 AIEA annual conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15-18.

On The Green Weekend to feature “through the decades” film festival Feb 26
During On The Green Weekend May 27-30, 2015 you can enjoy a fun-filled, jam-packed weekend in Athens, including some of the most memorable flicks of your youth.

Seedlings germinated on Space Station arrive in Athens Feb 26
Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor cold—nothing stopped the special FedEx delivery from Kennedy Space Center to Ohio University this morning, Feb. 18.

Students choose local service projects during spring break Feb 26
Next week a group of students will spend their spring break engaged in local community service projects that will teach them about environmental issues.

Undergrad helps unearth answers to how Native Americans lived nearby Feb 26
Senior Anthropology and Geology student Lauren Johnson has unearthed some ideas about how Native Americans might have lived—just down the road from where Ohio University now sits.

Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online explores Bobcat hobbies and professions Feb 26
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online explores Bobcat hobbies and professions

Feb 25
OHIO fleet turns over a new leaf Feb 25
Ohio University faculty, staff and students looking to rent a vehicle from the University’s motor pool now have one more green option at their fingertips, thanks to the recent purchase of a Nissan Leaf.

OUPD celebrates accomplishments with badge pinning ceremony Feb 25
The OHIO Police Department (OUPD) held their annual badge pinning ceremony on Monday, Feb. 9, where many employees, including both K9 units, were recognized for a number of different achievements, such as retirement, years of service, and employee of the year

Paperwork for retiring administrators needed by March 1 to be recognized at ceremony Feb 25
Ohio University administrators who are considering retiring prior to July 1 are reminded that their retirement paperwork must be submitted to University Human Resources by March 1 in order to be recognized at this year’s Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony.

Teaching assistant uses contra dance to bring math lesson to life (PHOTOS) Feb 25
Ohio University teaching assistant Javier Ronquillo Rivera recently transformed his classroom in Morton Hall into a dance hall where he used contra dance to illustrate a lesson in his mathematics for elementary educators class.

What you need to know about the measles Feb 25
Ohio University committed to the health and wellbeing of its faculty, staff, students and visitors to the Athens Campus. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an advisory regarding the multi-state measles outbreak which began in California in December. It is important to note that at this time Ohio is NOT one of the states involved in the current outbreak.

Feb 24
Authors@Alden: “The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne” to be shown at Alden Library Feb 24
On Feb. 26, “The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne,” a documentary film about a World War II nurse who volunteered at the U.S. Army’s medical aid station during the Siege of Bastogne, will be shown in the 1951 Lounge.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Columbus CEO Magazine Assistant Editor Kitty McConnell Feb 24
In 1995, Kitty McConnell was in high school at Bloom Carroll and had dreams of being an actress.  McConnell started taking theatre classes at OUL while in high school through the Post Secondary Options Program and quickly learned that she loved being on stage.  She ended up taking classes at OUL for a couple of years after high school and remained a part of OUL Theatre.

Swimming and diving team ready for MAC Championships Feb 24
The Ohio women's swimming and diving team looks to earn its 12th Mid-American Conference title this weekend.

Feb 23
Black History Month keynote speaker takes audience on journey from Jim Crow to the end of apartheid Feb 23
An American multimedia journalist, author and former foreign correspondent who has written extensively about civil rights and women’s issues, Charlayne Hunter-Gault took those who attended Ohio University's Black History Month keynote on a journey through the two revolutions that fueled her path both personally and professionally – the American civil rights movement and the end of apartheid in South Africa.

Faculty tackle comparing myths, monsters and metaphors across cultures, March 12 Feb 23
The Gawande Speaker Series and the Becoming Human Theme Present "Epic Fail?: Comparing Myths, Monsters, and Metaphors Across Cultures," an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion with Dr. Shubha Pathak of American University, on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in Ellis 111.

Information from Human Resources about Personalized Medical Guidance Feb 23
Learn more about PMG and what it can offer you and your family members.

Lancaster Campus Lunch with 12 Strangers connects students and alumni Feb 23
Students and Alumni who share the Ohio University connection often form a bond that is difficult to break.  Several students from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington now have a new Bobcat bond with a member of the Lancaster business community.

Ohio University’s College of Business exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports students, programs, and applied experiences Feb 23
Ohio University’s College of Business exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports students, programs, and applied experiences

Preview of May 2015 Blackboard upgrade now available Feb 23
Instructors are encouraged to log into the preview server and try Blackboard's new features.

Registration for 2015 Student Expo to close Friday, Feb. 27 Feb 23
Registration for 2015 Student Expo to close Friday, Feb. 27

Veterans Center naming honors OHIO alumni Feb 23
Ohio University is moving forward with plans to pay tribute to two esteemed veterans with deep OHIO connections by naming the current Veterans and Military Student Service Center in their honor.

Feb 20
Big Brothers Big Sisters to host annual Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign Feb 20
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens’ programs will host the 29th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake campaign. The fundraising campaign culminates in a family-friendly bowling event on April 12.

Celebration of Black History: Live Museum is Feb. 24 Feb 20
The Ohio University Black Graduate Student Association along with the assistance of faculty, staff and students, will host its inaugural Black History Month: Live Museum on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

Lancaster Campus welcomes new mental health counselor Feb 20
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has a new mental health counselor on campus.  Alan Warner began in his new role on campus this semester after former OUL Counselor Michael Ashton was hired as Lecturer of Human Services Technology. Warner is working on campus through a partnership with New Horizons Mental Health Services.

OHIO community invited to Feb. 26 ‘Baker Bash: Vegas Night’ Feb 20
The Campus Involvement Center will be hosting “Baker Bash: Vegas Night” at Ohio University’s Baker University Center from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26.

OUPD to offer Rape Aggression Defense class Feb 20
Ohio University Police will offer a free six-week Rape Aggression Defense class (R.A.D) beginning in mid-March.

Several OU-C students pursue community service opportunities Feb 20
Connecting with region adds to college experience; campus engages in retention efforts and more news

Feb 19
Branding OHIO this spring Feb 19
A few of the ways UCM is working to achieve that mission this spring are outlined in these initiatives.

OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion hosts testing for foreign awards badge (PHOTOS) Feb 19
Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion hosted the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge testing for the fifth consecutive year on Feb. 13 and 14.

Work Center serves as starting point for all of OHIO’s Facilities needs Feb 19
The responsibility of maintaining the grounds and more than 200 buildings on Ohio University's approximately 1,800-acre Athens Campus falls on the roughly 400 individuals employed in the University’s Facilities Department, including the nine staff members who operate the Facilities Work Center.

Feb 18
Bobcats paddle their way through Campus Rec’s Valentine’s Day ‘Love Boat’ Feb 18
Held Feb. 14 at the Ohio University Aquatic Center, Campus Recreation's “Love Boat” event offered couples the opportunity to take a candle-lit “cruise” around the center’s Olympic-size pool.

Homecoming 2015 theme announced, call for logo submissions Feb 18
Homecoming 2015 theme announced, call for logo submissions

Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery supports program with potential for positive University-wide effect Feb 18
The Trustees of the Ohio University Foundation Board approved $61,800 from the Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery to support a project that benefits OHIO students, faculty, and staff on the Athens campus at their February 2015 meeting.

New beginnings for Southern Campus interim associate dean Feb 18
Recently appointed as interim associate dean for Ohio University’s Southern Campus, it is clear that Miki Crawford is quite adept at shifting gears to get things done in a way that is equal parts efficient and competent.

OHIO faculty and staff to share their talents at annual benefit pageant Feb 18
The sixth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant, hosted by Ohio University’s chapter of the Alpha Phi Omega service fraternity, will kick off at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25, in the Baker University Center Ballroom and will feature eight University employees.

OUPD partners with D.P. Dough for Drunk Driving Awareness Campaign Feb 18
A Drunk Driving Awareness Campaign designed to educate students and the community about the costs associated with drinking and driving launches today, and flyers designed by OHIO’s University Communications and Marketing office will be distributed by D.P. Dough of Athens throughout the week.

Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion takes Cleveland Feb 18
It’s a Bobcat Family Reunion: The first 2015 Ohio University Homecoming-themed celebration on the road is scheduled for April 9, 2015 at the Windows on the River in Cleveland, Ohio.

Opt-in and be the first to see latest Bobcat Store products, specials Feb 18
Opt-in and be the first to see latest Bobcat Store products, specials

Singing Men of Ohio travel to the Midwest for annual tour Feb 18
Singing Men of Ohio travel to the Midwest for annual tour