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Jul 31
Campus Rec’s summer camp brings youthful energy to Athens Campus (PHOTOS) Jul 31
For the past five years, the staff and student employees at Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation have strived to provide lifelong memories to youth in the Athens area through the CAMPus REC Summer Day Camp.

OHIO online courses to adapt to new Quality Matters rubric Jul 31
Ohio University faculty who are in the process of obtaining Quality Matters recognition for a course taught online will need to ensure their courses meet the new Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric that will be released Aug. 1.

Ohio University’s hidden gem home to wildlife, research Jul 31
Situated on the southern side of the Ohio University campus is one of Athens hidden gems, a place where students can experience research about nature through a mix of wildlife, sweeping prairie grasslands, rolling hills, forested land, valleys and ravines.

West Union Street remains closed for waterline repair Jul 31
West Union Street remains closed Thursday, July 30, between the South Shafer Street and Factory Street intersection to allow the contractor to complete the installation of a waterline component in this area.

Zanesville Campus’ Shirvani presents at international conference Jul 31
Sheida Shirvani, professor of communication studies and Academic Division coordinator at Ohio University Zanesville, recently presented her academic work in Hyderabad, India, at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference.

Jul 30
Board of Trustees approve faculty compensation plan Jul 30
At the most recent meeting in June, Ohio University’s Board of Trustees followed recommendations of the Faculty Total Compensation Task Force and set aside $2.04 million as one step in a multi-year plan to move faculty compensation levels to third among four-year public universities in Ohio.

CATVision is going digital in August Jul 30
The staff at CATVision are happy to announce that the campus cable television system will be upgraded to a digital high-definition (HD) format during the month of August.

Ebony Bobcat Network’s alumni weekend to take place Aug. 14-17 Jul 30
The Annual Alumni Weekend and Meeting hosted by Ohio University’s Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) will take place Aug. 14-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Mayfield Village, Ohio. This year’s weekend marks the 4th anniversary of this special event and includes activities for students, faculty, alumni and friends.

Fourth Annual “MOZART ON THE GREEN” Chamber Music Festival To Take Place Aug. 6 & 9 Jul 30
In its fourth edition, The MOZART ON THE GREEN Festival will present renowned musicians, professional and students, in performances on the Ohio University College Green (August 6) and Glidden Recital Hall (August 9).

Your summer 2014 issue of Ohio Today Online is now available Jul 30
The summer 2014 issue of Ohio Today Online is now available.

Jul 29
Ohio Bobcat Club launches new website Jul 29
The Ohio Bobcat Club has launched OhioBobcatClub.com, a brand new website designed to provide a user friendly experience for donors and fans.

Jul 28
Community SafeZone training workshop is Aug. 2 Jul 28
The Ohio University LGBT Center, in collaboration with Athens Area PFLAG, is offering a free workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Athens Public Library.

Improved login for many Finance-related services Jul 28
Many Finance apps now provide single sign-on access: new URLs, fewer login screens and one login for many services.

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Paramount Pictures Costume Archivist Randall Thropp Jul 28
Randall Thropp has come full circle. The Paramount Pictures costume archivist grew up in Lancaster and attended Ohio University Lancaster for two years after graduating from Lancaster High School in 1974. This summer he has brought the Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 exhibit to his hometown. The exhibit is on display at the Decorative Arts Center until August 24.

Martins Ferry attorney Keith A. Sommer receives Austin C. Furbee Award Jul 28
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has named Keith A. Sommer as the 2014 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

Ohio University welcomes largest class of medical students in its history Jul 28
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed the largest incoming class in its 39-year history Saturday, as 190 new medical students took part in a convocation ceremony and received their white coats.

The summer 2014 issue of Ohio Today Online is now available Jul 28
In this issue, read about Patton College alumnus Joel Greenlee, whose master’s degree in coaching education through the college’s Department of Recreation.

Jul 25
Athletics releases 2013-14 Annual Report Jul 25
The 16-page OHIO Athletics Annual Report recaps last season's athletic, academic, compliance, marketing, sponsorship, ticket sales and media accomplishments.

Ohio University, City of Athens announce Park Place lane closure Jul 25
Ohio University is coordinating with the City of Athens to close one lane of Park Place during repair work to a steam tunnel that runs beneath the roadway. The lane closure will mean a change in traffic patterns. The work is expected to last several months.

Portion of South Green Drive and Mill Street Apartments access road to close Monday Jul 25
Beginning Monday, July 28, a portion of South Green Drive as well as the access road to Mill Street Apartments will be closed. The South Green Drive closure is expected to run through Aug. 18. The access road closure is expected to run through mid-November.

Jul 24
Al-Naeeli named National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences Jul 24
The National Research Council has named Dr. Mawadda Al-Naeeli, assistant professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, with the National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for 2013-14.

Engineering alumnus and wife establish scholarship fund for Russ College students Jul 24
Entrepreneur and engineering alumnus David Pidwell, BSEE ’69, MSISE ’70, and his wife, Tina, have committed $300,000 to establish the David and Tina Pidwell Russ Vision Scholarship Fund for students of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology  at Ohio University.

Lancaster Campus Health Administration instructor impressed with Fairfield County health ranking Jul 24
Ohio University Lancaster Health Services Administration Program Coordinator Susan Shea believes data from the newly-released 2014 County Health Rankings show wellness initiatives in Fairfield County are working.

Jul 23
1804 Society sponsors Walk with a Doc Jul 23
Ohio University’s 1804 Society is hosting Walk with a Doc on August 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the Athens City Pool Pavilion on East State Street.

Ohio Football picked to finish third in MAC East Jul 23
The Ohio University football team was picked to finish third in the 2014 Mid-American Conference Football Preseason Poll.

Jul 22
Alumni survey project underway Jul 22
Ohio University's Office of Institutional Research is conducting an online survey of alumni who graduated fall 2012 to summer 2013 or earned undergraduate degrees in summer 2007 to spring 2009 in order to gain a better understanding about job placement, average salary, graduate school attendance, satisfaction and more.

Grammy winner Christopher Cross to Play at Lancaster Campus Saturday Night Jul 22
Christopher Cross is going to work very hard to remember he is in Ohio when he performs on the Wendel Concert Stage at OUL Saturday night as part of Lancaster Festival.  But, it’s going to be hard considering he plays in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the night before.

Grand opening for Ohio University’s Cambridge Center set Jul 22
A grand opening celebration for Ohio University’s new Cambridge Center, a collaborative effort between OHIO's Eastern and Zanesville campuses, will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14.

Meet the June 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Andrea Holmes Jul 22
Meet June 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Andrea Holmes.

OHIO receives high marks in international rankings Jul 22
Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.

Jul 21
Annual Report highlights UCM projects, partnerships Jul 21
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) recently released its annual report detailing a variety of projects and partnerships that resulted from the department’s work during the 2013-14 year.

Lancaster Campus paramedic certification program begins in September Jul 21
Educators with Ohio University Lancaster’s paramedic certification program are working to seat the next class which begins in September. Interviews with applicants are being held on campus this month.

National Diabetes Prevention Program starts in September Jul 21
National Diabetes Prevention Program starts in September

Jul 18
An Intentional Tourist - an interview with Frederick Schwartzman Jul 18
Ohio University’s first foreign-exchange student to post-World War II Germany: Frederick Schwartzman, 1954/1955.

City of Athens releases West Union Street improvements project update Jul 18
This project consists of installing a new waterline on West Union Street (from S. Shafer Street to S. High Street), completing street improvements, select sidewalk and curb improvements, storm water improvements, and completing an asphalt overlay and pavement markings (S. Shafer Street to S. Congress Street).

Lot 122 near Baker University Center closed late Friday Jul 18
Lot 122 near Baker University Center will be closed for parking beginning at 11 p.m. n Friday, July 18, to accommodate an event in the area.

OUPD implementing stricter speed enforcement on campus Jul 18
The introduction of stricter speed enforcement is part of a multi-pronged approach to increase safety on campus roadways.

Jul 17
Allison Hunter to head WOUB News Jul 17
Veteran award-winning journalist Allison Hunter will head WOUB’s news operation as editor-in-chief beginning Aug. 11.

Chemical engineering professor named fellow of electrochemical society Jul 17
Ohio University’s Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Gerardine Botte has been named a fellow of The Electrochemical Society, the society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology.

Data center improvements: Down time July 19, 12:01 am - 9:00 am Jul 17
OIT has scheduled down time for most major OHIO online services from 12:01 am through 9:00 am on Saturday, July 19.

Email upgrade: Graduate students under way, employees scheduled for October Jul 17
The university's faculty, staff, graduate student and emeriti email upgrade continues to move forward, but with a slightly modified timeline.

Employees urged to set secret questions for their OHIO password Jul 17
In the coming months, employees will need to have secret questions associated with their OHIO password when accessing core systems.

High school students eager to learn at Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students Jul 17
Twenty-seven high school students from the biggest cities across Ohio, and one student from California, eagerly listened to presentations delivered to them in Copeland Hall earlier this week to showcase what Ohio University and the College of Business has to offer as part of the 10th annual Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students.

OHIO schedules upgrade of financial systems Jul 17
The University will upgrade the Oracle e-Business (financial and human resources) system to a new release level (R12), and the e-Business suite (eBiz) will be offline from noon on July 29 until 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Ohio University adds undergraduate energy engineering program Jul 17
Ohio University has added a new bachelor of science degree program in energy engineering (EnE) to begin in fall 2014. Applications are currently being accepted.

Ohio University electrochemical engineering research center receives $379,000 NIST grant Jul 17
The Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research (CEER) at Ohio University has been granted $378,928 by the U.S. Department of Commerce and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a consortium to support, sustain, and enhance U.S. manufacturing capacity in the nation's chemical industry and allied sectors through innovative electrochemical processes.

Ohio University mechanical engineering seniors win fourth national assistive design competition Jul 17
For the fourth time in six years, an Ohio University mechanical engineering senior design team has won first prize in the Ability One Design Challenge, a competition to design devices or systems to increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities. The win brings total prize winnings by mechanical engineering design teams in recent years to more than $100,000.

Ping Center’s old weight equipment finding new homes in area school districts Jul 17
The old weight equipment at the Ping Center is finding new homes at school districts throughout the area in order to make way for an expanded weight facility and new equipment at the University's recreation center.

President blogs about national spotlight on OHIO triumphs Jul 17
President blogs about national spotlight on OHIO triumphs

Jul 16
Football's Kristoff nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Jul 16
Football senior safety Josh Kristoff is a nominee for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, as announced by Allstate Insurance Company and the American Football Coaches Association on July 15