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Nov 21
'Let’s stop apologizing for being English majors,' says alum Nov 21
If I had a nickel for every time I heard English Literature mentioned as one of the least practical majors on news programs, I’d have… well, I don’t know what I’d have. I was an English major. Math really isn’t my thing.

African American Male Initiative Open Forum is Dec. 1 Nov 21
The newly formed African American Male Initiative Steering Committee will host an open forum about the past and future of African American males at Ohio University from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 in Walter Hall 145.

New scheduling tool can generate class schedules for students Nov 21
A new tool designed to assist students schedule classes more efficiently without the hassle of manually writing down every scheduling possibility is now available online through PeopleSoft.

Nov 20
Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program celebrates volunteerism Nov 20
The famed Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program which was designed to address and improve health issues, including the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, recently celebrated the work of graduate and professional students from Ohio University and Ohio State University with a special event in Grover Center.

Communication, Development Studies program brings the world to OHIO Nov 20
Communication and Development Studies faculty and students are participating in this year’s International Education Week. Some of today’s activities are focused on the Communication and Development Studies master’s program.

Culinary Services to provide mini Grab N Go location; Boyd Market to remain open during Boyd renovation Nov 20
Culinary Services to provide mini Grab N Go location; Boyd Market to remain open during Boyd renovation

Hacking the person instead of the computer Nov 20
Hackers don't always need high tech tools. Sometimes a phone call is all it takes to compromise your data.

Human Resources hosts Benefits Open Forums Nov 20
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the upcoming Benefits Open Forum sessions to learn about the impact of the Affordable Care Act and have questions answered about the recently conducted benefits survey.

Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing Nov 20
Ohio University will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, and will re-open on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation. If you have any questions about making a year-end gift, please visit ohio.edu/yearendgift, call 740-593-2636 or e-mail giving@ohio.edu.

International Development Studies program tailored to students’ interests Nov 20
Ohio University is celebrating International Education Week, with some of today's activities focused on the International Development Studies Program.

International dinner kicks off IEW with lively performances, diverse dishes Nov 20
The International Student Union kicked off Ohio University’s International Education Week festivities with its annual International Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Start Smart workshop teaches women wage negotiations Nov 20
College women built their negotiation skills, research skills and confidence this week thanks to a Start Smart workshop sponsored by the Ohio University Graduate College and the Ohio University Women’s Center.

University begins Comprehensive Master Plan process Nov 20
Ohio University has started a 15-month endeavor to complete Comprehensive Master Plan 2016, which includes the strategic and physical development of the Athens and Dublin campuses.

What you need to know about the new tobacco free policy Nov 20
Beginning in fall 2015, Ohio University’s Athens Campus will become tobacco free, in accordance with a resolution made by the Ohio Board of Regents in July 2012.

Why OHIO students should think about summer research internships now Nov 20
How do students find out about these internships and apply? The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity is sponsoring two workshops Dec. 2 and 3 to guide students through the process.

Nov 19
Medical guidance doctors visit Athens Campus Dec. 1 Nov 19
Personalized Medical Guidance doctors will be on Ohio University's Athens Campus on Dec. 1 for a lunch and learn session in Baker University Center’s Multipurpose Room 242.

OUL Theatre presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" Dec. 3 - 7 Nov 19
The holiday season is getting into full swing at Ohio University Lancaster. That's because "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" officially opens on Wednesday, December 3. This is the third year OUL Theatre has done the show.

Parent, friend, philanthropist, remembered with the establishment of two scholarships Nov 19
Friends and family of Charles Wickert speak openly and often about his generosity, integrity and warmth. Wickert, who passed away in April 2014, was a long-time employee of the Motorists Insurance Group (Motorists), a Columbus-based insurance company. To honor his legacy, the company established two scholarships that benefit OHIO students.

Southern Campus’ International Education Awareness Fair celebrates culture Nov 19
In celebration of International Education Week, Ohio University’s Southern Campus hosted its Second Annual International Education Awareness Fair that brought together more than 150 faculty, students and staff to explore some faraway cultures and raise awareness about the importance of being globally connected.

TechGROWTH Ohio calls for nominations for third annual Innovation Awards Nov 19
TechGROWTH Ohio is seeking nominations for its third annual Innovation Awards, which celebrate innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in Southeast Ohio. Nominations must be made by Dec. 31.

Today’s IEW activities to focus on Latin American Studies Nov 19
Latin American Studies will be participating in International Education Week (IEW), which is being celebrated at OHIO now through Nov. 20. Today’s (Wednesday, Nov. 19) IEW activities will focus on the Latin American Studies master’s program.

Nov 18
Cash and carry event and Native American Jewelry Sale at Kennedy Museum of Art Nov 18
The Kennedy Museum of Art will host the cash and carry event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. The event offers the opportunity for attendees to own an original letterpress poster by printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Lancaster Campus student to compete in qualifer for U.S. Figure Skating Championship Nov 18
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student is getting ready to perform in the most important competition of her young life.  Alexie Mieskoski, a 19-year-old from Reynoldsburg, will compete this week at the 2015 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships in Chicago, Illinois which is a qualifying event for the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  The figure skating national championship event is the most prestigious figure skating competition in the United States.

OHIO scientists contribute to analysis of new fossil mammal found in Madagascar Nov 18
Ohio University scientist Patrick O'Connor and graduate fellow Waymon Holloway are part of a research team that described the skull and neuroanatomy of a new species of fossil mammal found in Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Nature earlier this month and received international media coverage in publications such as The New York Times.

President McDavis thanks community in aftermath of West Union Street fire Nov 18
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following email about the community's response to the West Union Street fire to all faculty, staff, and students on Monday, Nov. 17.

Today’s IEW activities focused on Asian Studies Program Nov 18
Asian Studies faculty and students are participating in this year’s International Education Week, which is being held now through Nov. 20. The faculty and students are heavily involved in today’s (Tuesday, Nov. 18) activities, which will be focused on Asian Studies.

Nov 17
2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series kicks off Nov. 19 Nov 17
Ohio University is preparing to launch its 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series with four widely recognized speakers.

Alumni from around the globe invited back for OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion Nov 17
Ohio University boasts graduates from almost 100 different countries, an honor they will be celebrating with many of those ¬alumni during OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion April 15 – 18, 2015.

Dina Lopez to discuss pesticides and health at Nov. 19 Science Café Nov 17
The faculty member will present “Reflection of use of Agrochemicals: Illness vs. Food Supply,” at 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 19, in the Baker Center Front Room.

Email upgrade: Mobile device setup Nov 17
When faculty and staff are migrated to Catmail, mobile users will need to adjust settings on to connect to the new system.

Generation workforce: Regional campus impact involves business leaders Nov 17
When business and industry leaders from the manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and healthcare sectors gathered at Ohio University’s Southern Campus recently, it was the first in a series of talks to take place at each regional campus with Ohio University administrators. The purpose: identify the workforce needs of local employers and align those needs with academic program offerings and student preparedness.

Guest lecturer to highlight history of fore-edge painted books Nov 17
Author Jeff Weber, preeminent authority on the history of fore-edge painting, will give a lecture, “A History of Fore-edge Painting Today,” on the fourth floor of Alden Library on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Heritage College faculty member named top mentor to D.O. students Nov 17
Timothy Law, D.O., M.B.A., was named 2014 Mentor of the Year by the American Osteopathic Association during the group’s annual OMED Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition, which took place Oct. 25-29 in Seattle.

Libraries exhibit offers glimpse into collection of fore-edge books Nov 17
“Hidden Treasures on the Edge: Fore-edge Painted Books from the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection” provides a glimpse into the collection of fore-edge books owned by Ohio University alumnus Jeff Chaddock.

Native American author, educator says offensive sports mascots need to go Nov 17
Anton Treuer, executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, told his audience that Native American sports mascots need to go away.

OHIO faculty, students can get free memberships to Ohio Academy of Science Nov 17
Ohio University now has an institutional membership with The Ohio Academy of Science, which allows faculty and students to join at no cost.

OIT security analyst available to train OHIO departments, units to keep information safe Nov 17
Staying up-to-date on the latest security threats and viruses that have the potential to harm laptops, tablets, smart phones, and other devices is a challenging task.

Over 70 Reunite at Music Therapy Reception at National Conference Nov 17
Music Therapy Program at American Music Therapy Association's (AMTA) national conference on Friday, Nov. 7 in Louisville, KY.

Shively Court to increase operational hours during Boyd Dining renovations Nov 17
Shively Court to increase operational hours during Boyd Dining renovations

Testing facility moves to Bromley Hall Nov 17
Computer-based educational tests, including the GRE, Praxis, and TOEFL, will now be available in the OHIO Testing Services facility, located in the Lower Level of Bromley Hall through the doors on West Union Street.

Today’s International Education Week activities focus on African Studies Nov 17
This year’s IEW festivities were developed in celebration of the 50th anniversary of OHIO’s Center for International Studies, and today’s activities are focused on the program that led to the creation of the center -- the African Studies Program.

Nov 16
Officials working with students displaced, affected by uptown fire Nov 16
Ohio University officials continue to assist and support students displaced and affected by a multiple structure fire that occurred early Sunday morning along Union Street in uptown Athens.

Passport events educate participants on new tuition and fee structure Nov 16
Feedback from the recently concluded Passport to The OHIO Guarantee ™ events indicates that Ohio University community members who attended feel much more familiar now with the new tuition and fee structure that will being in fall semester of 2015.

President McDavis issues statement on West Union Street fire Nov 16
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis released the following message earlier today regarding the fire early this morning on West Union Street.

Nov 14
Chillicothe Campus celebrates legacy Nov 14
Heritage Day community service awards, faculty member publishes insights for fellow educators and more news from OU-C

Nominate a deserving colleague for the Outstanding Administrator Award Nov 14
President Roderick J. McDavis sent this message to OHIO faculty and staff requesting nominations for this year's Outstanding Administrator Award.

OHIO Scholars Day welcomes prospective Bobcats to campus Nov 14
Some high-achieving prospective Bobcats and their families will arrive on campus Thursday, Nov. 20 for Ohio University's Scholars Day.

Nov 13
5 steps to staying secure online Nov 13
These five easy steps can dramatically improve your personal online security.

Commitment to student success results in increase in OHIO’s retention rate Nov 13
Ohio University’s retention rate this fall stands at 80.2 percent – up 1 percent from last fall semester.

Email upgrade: Pilot under way Nov 13
OIT currently is testing the Catmail upgrade process on its own staff.