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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

Nelson Court closing July 19, Shively Court opening July 20 Jul 16
Nelson Court will close after dinner on Saturday, July 19 to allow for planned utility upgrades. Shively Court will open for lunch on Sunday, July 20.

Two new members on Lancaster Campus Coordinating Council Jul 16
The Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Coordinating Council has two new members who both bring a Hocking County regional campus connection to the group.  South Central Power Director of Database Systems Tonya Hixenbaugh and Attorney Christopher Veidt, both of Logan, begin their terms on the council this fall.

Jul 15
Copeland Hall cooling shut down during repairs Jul 15
Due to mechanical failure, the chiller in Copeland Hall is not functioning. There will not be any cooling in the building. Facilities Management is diligently working to make the needed repairs. The estimated time of repairs is Tuesday, July 15, between 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.  

East Green reopens following allegations of shots fired Jul 15
Ohio University Police officers are continuing to look into a call claiming a shooting had occurred at Gamertsfelder Hall after initial investigations Tuesday afternoon found no evidence of a shooting in the residence hall and determined there was no on-going threat.

Lancaster Campus Kids in College shatters enrollment record with 327 students Jul 15
Kids in College ended up shattering its enrollment record.  During the three weeks of classes on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 327 students took part. That is 91 more than last year.

President McDavis issues statement regarding East Green incident Jul 15
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis issued the following message to the University community regarding an incident Tuesday afternoon on East Green.

Several Ridges buildings affected by steam outage Jul 15
This steam outage is necessary to make repairs on the boiler and steam line valves.

Jul 14
Kennedy Museum plans upgrades, improvements to Ridges building Jul 14
The Kennedy Museum received $2.7 million for upgrades to its roof, HVAC system and fire alarm system. This work is funded by state capital appropriations allocated in the spring at the recommendation of the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission.

Pickerington Center adjunct instructor selected as Gabr Fellow Jul 14
Ohio University Pickerington Center Adjunct Art Instructor Liz Trapp was one of 10 Americans selected for the Gabr Fellowship.  The Gabr Fellowship is for emerging leaders in the areas of art, science, media, law and both social and business entrepreneurship. 10 Americans and 10 Egyptians were selected for the 2014 program.

President McDavis announces sustained contribution to the City of Athens Fire Protection capital needs Jul 14
President Roderick J. McDavis announces an additional 5-year contribution to Athens City’s Fire Department for capital purchase of new apparatus.

The Heritage College launches new Dublin campus Jul 14
On July 9, the first class of medical students sat down to classes on the new Dublin campus of Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Volunteers start training to support sexual assault survivors Jul 14
Nine people of diverse backgrounds attended a session of the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program in Baker University Center last week, the first of multiple sessions designed to educate volunteers about how to adequately respond and support victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, rape culture, and intimate partner violence in Athens, Meigs and Perry counties.

Jul 11
Communications grad gives back to beloved alma mater Jul 11
Melissa Wervey Arnold, a 1999 Public Relations graduate, and her husband Kevin have established the Wervey Arnold Family Scholarship to benefit students in the Scripps College of Communication. The Wervey Arnold Family Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in Scripps College who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Emeriti continually offer significant service to Ohio University Jul 11
The Ohio University Emeriti Association is a non-profit association consisting of faculty and administrative presidential appointees who have completed a period of meritorious service to the University, and have been awarded Emeritus or Emerita status by the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Hot water outage scheduled July 16-17 Jul 11
Due to the Mulberry tunnel top replacement project, water pipes must be relocated.

Oxbow Bridge Work scheduled today Jul 11
Traffic on the Richland Avenue Oxbow Bridge is planned today, and traffic delays are expected.

Scripps’ High School Journalism, Media Workshops under way Jul 11
Nearly 175 high school students from across the nation arrived at the main campus of Ohio University in Athens earlier this week for the High School Journalism Workshop and the first High School Media Workshop.

Student Affairs holding #BobcatExperience Contest Jul 11
The Division of Student Affairs is hosting the “#BobcatExperience Contest.” The Bobcat who submits the winning entry will speak at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Jul 10
Bobcat Depot to temporarily close during July 14-22 construction Jul 10
Bobcat Depot will briefly close its Baker University Center location between July 14 and July 22 for construction purposes.

Course helps students find their career compass Jul 10
Chillicothe Campus continues to emphasize professional preparation, faculty and staff members distinguish themselves and other news

OHIO Guarantee makes college costs predictable Jul 10
The following letter to the editor by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis was published July 5 in The Columbus Dispatch.

OUL and WOUB Create Video Documenting 1988 Covered Bridge Move to Lancaster Campus Jul 10
A dedication ceremony will be held tomorrow, July 11, for a new Ohio Historical Marker for the John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. A nine minute video documenting the bridge’s move to OUL in 1988 will be shown during the festivities.

Jul 9
Science Cafe and Cafe Conversations 2014-15 dates announced Jul 9
Ohio University has announced the dates for the 2014-15 Science Cafe and Cafe Conversations series. Science Cafés and Cafe' Conversations are venues for students interested in informally sharing their interests during a conversational exchange with faculty, staff and the community in a friendly setting.

eLearning advisor receives statewide excellence award Jul 9
Joe Carver, an eLearning OHIO academic advisor, was presented with the Academic Advisor Excellence Award at the Ohio Academic Advising Association’s annual conference on June 20 in Columbus.

Jul 8
Alumni chapter chooses Keith Sommer to receive Austin C. Furbee Award Jul 8
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen Keith A. Sommer as the 2014 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University Eastern and the community.