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Oct 20
Acclaimed author, Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak at OHIO on Nov. 19 Oct 20
Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally-acclaimed author Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish will speak at Ohio University on Nov. 19 as part of the University’s International Education Week and its Kennedy Lecture Series

Boyd Dining Hall renovations slated to begin next semester Oct 20
Ohio University Culinary Services submitted the following letter to the campus community via Compass on Monday, Oct. 20.

Campus Sustainability Day is Oct. 22 Oct 20
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is hosting Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 22, which will include a live Twitter chat during a tour of the Athens Campus, followed by activities in Baker University Center.

Fundraising campaign underway for Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre Oct 20
Fundraising campaign underway for Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre

Geologic testing to occur for two weeks Oct 20
Part of the Ohio University Energy Infrastructure Projects Initiative includes a commitment to stop burning coal by the end of 2015. This requires improvements to the local gas distribution system owned and operated by Columbia Gas.

OHIO employees will receive benefits survey this week Oct 20
Ohio University employees will receive a survey this week which will solicit feedback about which benefits are most valued, as well as possible approaches to making changes in programs.

Risk Management and Safety fall newsletter available Oct 20
The October 2014 Risk Management and Safety newsletter features a Q&A with Jill Harris, emergency programs manager, and Halloween safety tips.

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Zanesville’s Tarig Higazi Oct 20
Tarig Higazi is the first Ohio University faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series, designed to highlight and celebrate outstanding educators and researchers on the Athens and regional campuses.

Oct 17
Another 2,000 cardboard boxes needed to break Guinness World Record Oct 17
Ohio University Campus Recycling’s world-record breaking attempt at creating the largest cardboard structure ever constructed is three weeks away, and 2,000 boxes are still needed from students, local businesses, and members of the Athens community in order to surpass the goal of collecting 15,000 boxes.

Baker Center Post Office announces new hours Oct 17
The Baker University Center Post Office has changed its operating hours in an effort to accommodate students’ needs.

History professor to present "Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939" Oct 17
Thomas Doherty, a cultural historian with a special interest in Hollywood cinema, will present "Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

NIH awards $1.4 million to Heritage College to study muscle strength loss in seniors Oct 17
Weakened muscles in people over the age of 65 may not be caused by a loss of muscle mass. Provocative results from several studies suggest that reduced muscle function may be tied to brain and nervous system activity. Now, a $1,376,867 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will allow researchers to more closely examine that connection.<br />

OHIO progresses toward Century Bond debt management strategy Oct 17
Ohio University has proposed an innovative debt management strategy designed to create an estimated $1.4 billion for deferred maintenance projects during the next century without taking on additional debt.

October Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed Oct 17
The Ohio University Board of Trustees' Oct. 16-17 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.

President McDavis announces efforts to closely monitor Ebola Oct 17
In light of recent confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the U.S., tensions surrounding the global health crisis are understandably high. Our thoughts and prayers are with those families and communities who have been impacted and lost loved ones to this terrible virus.

Susie Abbott named October Classified Employee of the Month Oct 17
Susie Abbott said she was "very surprised" on Wednesday when she was presented with the Classified Employee of the Month Award by Classified Senate members Jennifer Romero and Patricia Palmer.

Trustees hear update on future of The Ridges Oct 17
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed a wide range of topics with a focus on reviewing the progress of major planning efforts surrounding The Ridges and the fiscal year 2016 budget.

“Fed Up,” a three-night screening @Athena Oct 17
The OHIO Libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Food Studies Theme, the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Division of Food and Nutrition Science and the Athena Cinema have partnered to bring the film “Fed Up,” a documentary which centers on the reasons behind obesity in the U.S.

Oct 16
Jason Trembly to discuss hydraulic fracturing at Oct. 22 Science Café Oct 16
As the number of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," operations continues to grow in the United States, so does concern for the amount of water used in the mining process and the need for cleaning the wastewater byproduct.

'Stop-out' students return to classroom at OU-C Oct 16
Chillicothe Campus reaches out to students when life interrupts their college pursuits<br />

Email upgrade: Employee pilot scheduled for end of month Oct 16
Work continues to make free/busy times visible for all users of both systems. Employee pilot expected to start by end of October.

IT Security Seminar to feature live disaster response simulation Oct 16
This free mini-conference looks at both technical and non-technical aspects of keeping personal and work-related data secure.

Lancaster Campus workshops designed to help undecided students find a major Oct 16
There are a large number of students at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington who have trouble answering the question “What’s your major?”  That’s because those students are undecided, meaning they have not declared a major yet.  Data shows that students who have a clear goal are more focused, stay motivated to go to class and earn the best possible grades.  That’s why Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington advisors are holding workshops on how to pick a major.

Mini Involvement Fair scheduled for Oct. 23 Oct 16
All Ohio University students are invited to join the Campus Involvement Center for a Mini Involvement Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. on the third floor of Baker University Center.

New U.S. citizens welcomed at Ohio University Eastern Oct 16
Ohio University Eastern hosted a naturalization ceremony on Oct. 10, during which 73 petitioners were granted American citizenship.

Ohio University Eastern spikers seek back-to-back state crowns Oct 16
The 2014 Ohio Regional Conference State Volleyball Championships will take place this weekend on the campus of Ohio University Eastern.

Safety tips for Halloween 2014 Oct 16
On Saturday, Oct. 25, an annual Halloween celebration will take over the Uptown area in Athens.

The Bobcat Store provides quality products through local and alumni partnerships Oct 16
As the Ohio University Alumni Association’s online shop, it is The Bobcat Store’s mission to provide topnotch OHIO gear for past, present and future Bobcats—a goal shared by its team members and partners.

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education to hold roundtable discussion on Lancaster Campus Oct 16
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach Lucy Johnson will be holding a forum and roundtable on rural education with school administrators and teachers at Ohio University Lancaster on October 28.

Oct 15
Campus-wide tobacco free initiative enters transition year Oct 15
Ohio University’s Athens Campus is in a time of transition this year concerning the guidelines of a tobacco free policy, with the overall goal of complete implementation beginning next fall.

Chillicothe Campus targets 'stop-out' students Oct 15
OU-C offers avenue to return to college careers, entertainment named for Heritage Day and other campus news

Introducing ohiowomen, powered by Women in Philanthropy Oct 15
University Advancement is launching ohiowomen, an initiative designed to inform and engage all women of Ohio University – students, alumnae, faculty and friends. Grown out of the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) program, ohiowomen will provide access to news and information, events and other opportunities to become involved with and support OHIO’s students, faculty and programs.

Libraries accepting nominations for 1804 Special Library Fund Oct 15
The OHIO Libraries is now accepting proposals for the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund. The award is designed to allow the Libraries to purchase specialized books, databases and other rare resources that ordinarily would not be accessible through regular funding.

Libraries accepting nominations for Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Fund Oct 15
The OHIO Libraries is accepting proposals for the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund. The award is designed to assist tenure-track faculty in acquiring materials and collections that are critical to their research.

Mapping the Ohio Country: Re-enactor to discuss Colonial-era map making Oct 15
On Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. the Ohio University Libraries’ Diversity Committee will host Tony Holbrook, an 18th century re-enactor and surveyor. He will speak about Colonial-era cartography and surveying.

Meet the September 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Oct 15
Find out more about the September 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Michael Bump.

Men, women and children to rally against gendered violence at Lancaster Campus "Take Back the Night" Oct 15
The role men play in fighting violence against women and children will be at the center of this year’s “Take Back the Night” event at Ohio University Lancaster on October 21.

OHIO faculty embracing service learning initiative Oct 15
The Center for Campus and Community Engagement is looking at expanding a service learning workshop being offered in November after faculty and instructors filled the available spaces within weeks.

President McDavis seeks candidates for honorary degrees Oct 15
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis seeks suggestions for candidates of honorary degrees in a message to faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Registrar Debra Benton elected president of state registrars association Oct 15
Registrar Debra Benton was sworn in as the president of the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices at the association’s annual conference on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Southern Campus dean enjoys breakfast forum with students Oct 15
Ohio University Southern Dean Nicole Pennington hosted the first "Doughnuts with the Dean" breakfast forum on Oct. 14.

UPC hosting ‘Fall Festival’ Oct. 16 on South Beach Oct 15
University Program Council invites all members of the Ohio University community to experience autumn at its “Fall Festival,” which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at South Beach on South Green.

Wood named OHIO executive director for facilities management Oct 15
Steve D. Wood will join Ohio University as the newly appointed executive director for facilities management on Monday, Oct. 20.

Oct 14
Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain Oct 14
It's been millions of years since T. rex took its last breath, but a team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how dinosaurs used their noses to not only breathe but to enhance the sense of smell and cool their brains.<br />

Headline: 2014 Homecoming Slideshow Oct 14
Ohio University’s 92nd Homecoming celebration was a “Bobcat Family Reunion.” Watch highlights from the week's events...

Lancaster Campus volleyball and tennis teams take top honors Oct 14
Congratulations to the Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Tennis Team and the Ohio University Lancaster Volleyball Team. The tennis team won the 2014 Ohio Regional Campus Conference Tournament over the weekend. The volleyball team won the Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title.

Loreen Giese discusses “Courtship and Cruelty” at Oct. 15 Café Conversations Oct 14
Loreen Giese, professor of English, will offer a new look at early modern courtship and marriage in daily life and in famous scenes in two Shakespeare plays during her Café Conversation, "Courtship and Cruelty," 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the Baker Center Front Room.<br />

OHIO alumnus inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame Oct 14
After more than half a century in professional baseball, Ohio University alumnus Murray Cook was honored this past June when he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014.

Registration opens for Startup Weekend Athens Nov. 14-16 Oct 14
This 54-hour program brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and business experts to pitch an idea and turn it into a viable startup company.

Oct 13
Artist, Navy veteran to lecture, exhibit work at Zanesville Campus Oct 13
Artist and Navy veteran Skip Rohde will be at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on Monday, Oct. 13, to share his artwork and discuss experiences from a trip to Afghanistan with the U.S. Department of State in 2011.