Friday, May 29, 2015

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May 29
Alden Library exhibit spotlights Athena Cinema May 29
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Athena Cinema, Ohio University Libraries will host a commemorative exhibit titled, “The Athena Cinema: From Silents to Sci Fi.”

For 2015 Outstanding Lecturer Tom Suter, it’s all about the love of art May 29
Tom Suter, senior lecturer for art at the Southern Campus, received the 2015 “Outstanding Lecturer Award ” for Regional Higher Education at Ohio University.

Live Healthy Appalachia serves up healthy lifestyle info to the region May 29
Live Healthy Appalachia serves up healthy lifestyle info to the region

University to kick off 'Under the Elms' concert series June 3 May 29
“Under the Elms,” the long-running outdoor concert series on Ohio University’s College Green, will open its season the first week of June.

May 28
Gift supports student success on Chillicothe Campus May 28
Restaurant contributes toward upcoming Academic Success Center and students share reasons for attending summer classes

Pamela June recognized for publications at Ohio University Eastern May 28
Pamela June, assistant professor of English at Ohio University Eastern, has been recognized for publishing two scholarly articles recently.

Southern Campus’ Hayley Haugen is a woman of many words May 28
Long before Hayley Haugen joined the faculty at Ohio University’s Southern Campus in 2007, she had a love affair with words.

Student sandlot baseball coaches impress parents with enthusiasm, professionalism May 28
Four Ohio University students have captured the attention of the parents and kids in the Athens Sandlot League this spring. Traditionally, parents of the players on little league baseball teams serve as the coaches, but these young men have broken the mold.

May 27
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: South Central Power Vice President of Member Services and Community Relations Cathy Bitler May 27
When Cathy Bitler, vice president of member services and community relations at South Central Power, graduated from Lancaster High School in 1976, money was tight.  She wanted to go to college, but needed to be able to work full-time to save money. No one in her immediate family had ever gone to college before. Ohio University Lancaster provided Bitler the opportunity she needed.

Registration deadline approaching For 2015 MDIA High School Media Workshop May 27
The School of Media Arts & Studies is accepting applications for its 2015 High School Media Workshop. Interested students are encouraged to register by June 8 as space is limited.

The Athena Cinema to celebrate 100-year anniversary on June 3 May 27
The Athena Cinema, Athens' Court Street theater, celebrates a birthday few other cinemas in the nation can claim on June 3 – 100 consecutive years of operation as a cinema.

May 26
A message regarding FY 2015-16 employee reappointment May 26
This message was sent from the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration on Tuesday, May 26.

Alumnus' painting chosen for London art gallery May 26
An Ohio University alumnus has been named a finalist for an international award presented by the National Portrait Gallery in London.

Baker Fund awards $56,781 to faculty research and creative projects May 26
During the spring cycle of the Baker Fund awards, the university received 10 proposals requesting $99,874. The Baker Fund committee selected six proposals totaling $56,781. 

Bobcat Student Orientation runs June 1-27 May 26
Ohio University's Bobcat Student Orientation will kick off in early June this year and the annual event is scheduled to bring about 10,000 people to the Athens Campus. Orientation sessions begin Monday, June 1, and end Saturday, June 27, for incoming first-year and transfer students.

Cathy Hart retirement reception is Thursday May 26
A retirement party for Cathy Hart, a communications officer 3 for the Ohio University Police Department, will take place on Thursday, May 28, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Scott Quad Courtyard.

Eastern Campus/Belmont College Rotaract tap new president May 26
The Ohio University Eastern and Belmont College Rotaract Chapter recently announced that Mahaley Vargo, a junior education major at Ohio University Eastern, will succeed recent OUE grad Jason Garcyzk as the chapter leader for the upcoming school year.

Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign reaches $180,000 mark May 26
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.

OUAA kicks off On The Green Weekend 2015 May 26
The Ohio University Alumni Association is excited to welcome alumni and friends to the second annual On the Green Weekend in Athens, a spring Homecoming centered on academics and the arts, Wednesday, May 27 to Sunday, May 31.

SIDE attracts out-of-state participants in sixth year May 26
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 May 26
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 25
Bobcats complete improbable run to MAC baseball title May 25
The No. 3 seeded Bobcats claimed the 2015 MAC Championship behind four home runs and brilliant pitching on Sunday. They play nationally-seeded Illinois on Friday in the NCAA Tournament.

May 21
Fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo raises funds to continue Marching 110 tradition May 21
Vintage automobile enthusiasts rolled into Ohio University’s Convocation Center parking lot, popped their hoods and stood back proudly as their exceptional vehicles were judged by friends, relatives and supporters of the Ohio University Marching Band Society of Alumni and Friends (OUMBSAF). The fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo, held by the Ohio University Alumni Varsity Band (AVB), raised $1,676.20 in support of OUMBSAF initiatives.

OHIO administrators and their spouses establish scholarships using The OHIO Match May 21
Ohio University’s The Promise Within Faculty and Staff Campaign urges faculty and staff to give back to OHIO in meaningful ways. As a response, two university employees have teamed up with their spouses to establish a way of giving back in perpetuity.

OHIO graduate student and playwright named Trisolini Fellow May 21
Tyler JC Whidden, a third-year student pursuing an MFA in playwriting, was named the Anthony Trisolini Fellow for the 2015-16 school year.

Scripps journalism professor to visit C-SPAN as part of AEJMC program May 21
Hans Meyer, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), selected as 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media.

May 20
CLDC staff presenting at national, regional conferences May 20
Employees at Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center have been invited to present a total of seven times at three of the nation’s largest professional development association conferences.

Lancaster Campus library director signs book contract May 20
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.

OHIO alumni, faculty honor former civil engineering chair with endowed scholarship May 20
Russ College students will have access to a new $100,000 scholarship thanks to a new fund established by alumni and faculty to honor Russ Professor Gayle Mitchell, former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and current director of the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE).

Ohio Quality Matters Consortium visits campus for annual meeting May 20
Members of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium came to Walter Hall on May 15 for the group’s annual member meeting. Around 75 attendees participated in information sessions focusing on online course design using the Quality Matters (QM) rubric.

May 19
From behind bars to raising the bar: Southern Campus graduate pursues his dream May 19
Just a few short years ago, Jerry Thomas was a convicted felon, serving time for drug charges. Today, he is an Ohio University Southern graduate on his way to achieving his dream of going from convict to doctor.

Ohio University Research Committee awards $47,380 during spring 2015 funding cycle May 19
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected six faculty proposals for funding during its spring 2015 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $47,380.

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

Dance professor wins Presidential Teacher Award May 18
A professor in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater has won Ohio University’s Presidential Teacher Award. Tresa Randall, associate professor of dance, was named a Presidential Teacher for the year 2015.

Expo provides resources, connections for campus communicators May 18
In response to feedback expressing a desire for more opportunity to network with colleagues and research resources, Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) hosted the 2015 Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo on Wednesday, May 13 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Ohio University accepts 60 letters of intent for Innovation Strategy funding May 18
University community invited to view letters online, join projects for July 13 pre-proposal deadline

Site license update: Adobe, Microsoft and Smartsheet May 18
Find out which software packages are free and which are discounted.

Soul of Athens 2015 now live May 18
As a collection of six different projects, teams of Scripps College of Communication students spent a semester producing self-generated communication ideas.

U.S. assistant secretary of commerce addresses role of Appalachian Ohio in U.S. manufacturing renaissance during State of the Region keynote May 18
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 May 18
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 May 15
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
Bobcat family convenes at historic hotel in Cincinnati May 14
A small piece of Athens made its way west on May 6 for an alumni gathering at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati. The event was the second of three Bobcat Family Reunions held throughout Ohio this spring.

Branding OHIO with "it's you" and brackets May 14
The following guidelines provide a basic primer on how the “it’s you” brand theme and related brackets should be used to promote Ohio University as well as its units and programs.

How Pauline Frederick paved the way for female broadcast journalists May 14
A pioneer in journalism, Pauline Frederick broke into broadcasting at a time when few women were in its ranks. Marilyn Greenwald, professor of journalism at Ohio University, spent more than three years researching Frederick’s life and career for her book Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War.

Lancaster Campus law enforcement lecturer remembers those killed on Peace Officers Memorial Day May 14
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
Athletics unveils new five-year strategic plan May 13
Athletics unveiled a new five-year strategic plan on Wednesday titled, "One Team. One Vision." The working document will serve as a guide in charting its future direction.

Eastern Campus claims first state golf crown May 13
The Ohio University Eastern golf team won its first state golf championship.

Golfers in full swing for annual Ohio University Southern fundraiser May 13
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 May 13
Graduation marks next step in lives of OU-C students who join ranks of Ohio University alumni and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

OHIO alumna creates dating app focused on safety May 13
Ohio University alumna Jo Lynn Clemens, who graduated in 1987, took knowledge from her business background and created an app that gives people the opportunity to date smarter and safer.