Monday, Apr 27, 2015

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News Headlines

Apr 27
Athletics celebrates successful year at CATSPYS Apr 27
OHIO Athletics celebrated another successful year at the annual CATSPY Awards on Monday on April 20

Expo Spotlight: Ashley Maupin takes a new view of tornado damage Apr 27
Undergraduate geography student analyzes thermal imagery to understand impact of natural disasters.

Lancaster Campus student wins talent competition with bagpipes [VIDEO] Apr 27
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.

Ohio University School of Music, chapter receive national recognition Apr 27
Ohio University’s Collegiate Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has been named “Chapter of the Year.”

Ohio University partnering with Athens, nonprofits to offer many options for students to reuse and recycle during Move-Out Apr 27
Ohio University is partnering with the City of Athens and local nonprofits to provide on- and off-campus students with opportunities to donate items rather than trash them during Move-Out week Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 3.

Ohio University professor wins international printmaking award Apr 27
Art Werger, professor of printmaking at Ohio University’s School of Art + Design, has been named a winner of the 2015 Guanlan International Print Prize as part of the exhibition at the Guanlan International Print Biennial.

Patton College junior Cody Walters excels on wrestling mat and in classroom Apr 27
Every college athlete has a reason for sticking with a sport. For wrestler Cody Walters, it’s a chance to prove what he’s made of.

Second Museum Studies cohort unveils final project at Kennedy Museum of Art Apr 27
For the second consecutive year, the students in the Ohio University Museum Studies Certificate Program in the School of Art + Design hosted an exhibition to show off their final project.

Tobacco-free task force shares results of ‘Survey on the Impact of the Tobacco-Free Policy’ Apr 27
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.

Volunteering for Commencement is an annual tradition for two OHIO staffers Apr 27
Ohio University employees Kevin Witham and Brian McCoy have given a combined more than 40 years of service volunteering to help with Commencement.

Apr 24
Inside OHIO: Commencement [VIDEO] Apr 24
Inside OHIO is a video news tool produced by University Communications and Marketing that’s designed to give you advance notice about events and initiatives taking place at Ohio University.

Meet Buddy, the therapy dog Apr 24
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.

Seven OHIO students awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad Apr 24
Out of the 11 applicants for the Gilman Award from Ohio University, seven of them recently learned that their dreams of studying abroad would be rewarded.

Apr 23
A message regarding employee reappointment processes for fiscal year 2015-16 Apr 23
A message from the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Blackboard upgrade: Student Preview mode Apr 23
The new version of Blackboard lets instructors view and interact with their courses from a student perspective.

Bobcat Battalion cadets participate in Mom’s Walk (PHOTOS) Apr 23
For the second consecutive year, Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion assisted in raising money at the Mom’s Walk for a Cure on April 11.

Charles Jarrett featured in ‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video series Apr 23
An associate professor of sociology at Ohio University’s Southern Campus, Charles Jarrett has spent more than 15 years researching the Gullah/Geechee population and its culture – efforts he has used to challenge his students to explore cultures outside of their own.

Expert’s visit, seminars to address OHIO’s international recruitment, retention strategy Apr 23
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.

Expo Spotlight: Music students create compositions with innovative instruments Apr 23
Tired of the limitations of conventional instruments, Turner Matthews and Jake Schlaerth began creating their own. At the 2015 Student Expo, the duo debuted three novel instruments: a motor controlled harp, propane-tank drums and an interactive ceramic tile instrument.

Faculty and Staff support a tobacco-free campus Apr 23
Ohio University supports a tobacco-free policy as a major wellness initiative for all members of the OHIO community.

Innovation Strategy Letters of Intent due May 11 Apr 23
Ohio University faculty and staff interested in accessing funding from the Innovation Strategy must submit a letter of intent by Monday, May 11, 2015 to the Research Division’s LEO system.

Joseph Slade retirement party is April 27 Apr 23
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception Monday, April 27 for longtime professor Joseph Slade.

Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation will celebrate 364 graduates Apr 23
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 Apr 23
Ohio University’s Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre announces their recognition as a “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” program.

U.S. assistant secretary of commerce to deliver keynote at Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Apr 23
Jay Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development, will address, “Manufacturing Workforce: Building Capacity,” in his keynote presentation at the Fourth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference at Ohio University May 12, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., provided by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Apr 22
Retirement party for Joe Adams is April 27 Apr 22
A retirement reception for Joe S. Adams, Ohio University associate vice president of risk management and safety, will take place at 2 p.m., Monday April 27.

A tale of two Bobcats & the criminal justice system Apr 22
Two Ohio University alumni and close friends—Marc Houk and Mike Swiger—talked about their careers in the criminal justice system to students in Dr. Nicole Kaufman’s Criminology and Criminal Justice classes in April.

CCCE leading efforts to engage faculty in community engagement Apr 22
Since the the Center for Campus and Community Engagement’s founding in the fall of 2013, more than 120 OHIO faculty members from several campuses have participated in introductory service learning training, with 16 of those individuals recently completing an eight-week intensive training. These efforts have been spearheaded by two faculty members who are serving as OHIO’s service learning experts – Pete Mather from the Patton College of Education and Julie Paxton from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Expo Spotlight: Kareem El Damanhoury compares international media coverage Apr 22
Graduate student analyzes Al Jazeera America (AJA) and CNN’s domestic coverage of the 2014 Gaza War.

Five OHIO acapella groups to perform at 2015 Acapella Invitational Apr 22
The Singing Men of Ohio are presenting the 13th annual Acapella Invitational this Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

High school counselors visit campus, exchange information Apr 22
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.

How can students use Wikipedia in the classroom? Apr 22
OHIO's Claude Kantner Fellow Matthew Vetter examines how educators can teach writing and research skills through the free, online encyclopedia.

Human Resources provides guidelines for summer hours Apr 22
To further support the work/life balance of Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

In preparation for commencement ceremonies Apr 22
More than 3,200 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.

Meet Sheree Lucas, April Classified Employee of the Month Apr 22
Meet April Classified Employee of the Month Sheree Lucas. She said she likes Alaska, riding motorcycles and Mustangs. Read more about her here.

Members of OHIO, Athens communities brave the rain for Beautification Day (PHOTOS) Apr 22
Hundreds of Ohio University and Athens community members didn’t let a little bit of rain stop them from volunteering to spruce up their collective home during the 11th annual Athens Beautification Day.

Multicultural, Women’s and LGBT Centers to host commencement events Apr 22
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.

NIH expert offers lessons on successful team-based science Apr 22
Research teams are most effective when they spur the “productive collisions” of scientific ideas while containing individual conflicts in the collaborative process, according to a federal expert on interdisciplinary research.

OHIO students earn Fulbright Awards to teach abroad Apr 22
Four Ohio University students have earned 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) awards, bringing the current tally of OHIO student Fulbright recipients to seven.

Political science graduate accepted to 11 law schools Apr 22
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 Apr 22
Ohio University’s Southern Campus hosted its first “Lunch with 12 Strangers” event this week.

Women's Basketball awarded NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Shooting Award Apr 22
On April 4, during the Women's Final Four, the OHIO women's basketball team was awarded the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Shooting Award for most improved field-goal percentage for the 2014-15 season.

Apr 21
Alumnus teams with OHIO and Russ College to create new scholarship for engineering students Apr 21
Alumnus teams with OHIO and Russ College to create new scholarship for engineering students

Benefits open enrollment closes April 27 Apr 21
The annual benefits open enrollment period will close Monday, April 27 at 11:59 p.m.

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

Faculty and staff invited to appreciation event April 24 Apr 21
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to an ice cream social at the Baker University Center Bobcat Student Lounge & Patio on Friday, April 24.

Five OHIO students awarded Hollings Scholarship Apr 21
Five Ohio University sophomores have received the prestigious Hollings Scholarship, offering them financial assistance for a full academic year as well as the chance to intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

OHIO Hockey hosts annual Senior Banquet, presents player awards Apr 21
The Ohio University Hockey Team hosted its annual end-of-season Senior Banquet Sunday afternoon and named the 2014-15 player awards.

Apr 20
Down time for May 6 Blackboard upgrade to be shorter than expected Apr 20
OIT has shortened the anticipated down time for the May 6 Blackboard upgrade from four days to two.

Free concert to be held at Ohio University Zanesville Apr 20
The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its spring semester concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Elson Hall auditorium.