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Nov 26
Speaking Bobcats enjoying another successful season Nov 26
Ohio University Forensics Team, also known as the Speaking Bobcats, continue to impress as they head toward nationals with an excellent record.

Campus Involvement Center to host team of ice carvers Dec. 3 Nov 26
The Campus Involvement Center will be hosting a team of professional ice carvers who will be creating ice sculptures at three locations on the Athens Campus on Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announces two candidates for Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation Nov 26
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that two candidates for the position of Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation will present in Baker University Center on Dec. 3 and 4.

Human Resources announces retirement of longtime payroll staff member Nov 26
Longtime payroll staff member Marti Crabtree is retiring Nov. 26 after 22 years of service at Ohio University.

International Space University leaders hold SSP15 planning session at Ohio University Nov 26
Nearly 20 space professionals from around the world convened in Athens, Ohio, last week to coordinate International Space University’s (ISU) 2015 Space Studies Program (SSP15), which will be hosted by Ohio University June 8–Aug. 7.

International students celebrate Thanksgiving at Atrium Cafe Nov 26
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, a steady stream of students at Atrium Cafe in Grover Center experienced a taste of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, carrots and dessert, all prepared and served buffet style by faculty, staff, and students.

JSchool alum Wes Lowery Skypes from Ferguson with Scripps students Nov 26
On Nov. 25, students in the entry-level journalism class recently took part in a Skype session with alumnus Wesley Lowery. He was in Ferguson, Mo., to cover the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Fairfield County Job and Family Services Director Aundrea Cordle Nov 26
When Aundrea Cordle was a little girl, she wasn’t sure if a college education would be in her future.  She was one of three children, living with her single mother in Lancaster, and money was tight.

Students asked to participate in survey on hunger, food insecurity Nov 26
OHIO's Counseling and Psychological Services is asking students on the Athens Campus to participate in an online survey about hunger and food insecurity, the results of which will help determine the need for developing a food pantry on the Athens Campus.

Thanksgiving Break in Athens Nov 26
Ohio University’s Thanksgiving Break begins for all students on Wednesday, Nov. 26 (no classes) and the entire University will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28. <br />For the OHIO students who remain on campus, it will be quieter than usual, but there are a few things happening to help bridge the long holiday weekend.

Nov 25
Director of E.W. Scripps School of Journalism to receive Medal of Honor Nov 25
Robert Stewart will be awarded the Medal of Honor from Leipzig University in Germany during its Founder's Day celebration on Dec. 2.

Global health concerns prompt public health task force formation Nov 25
Ohio University’s efforts to proactively plan and prepare for potential threats to public health have been stepped up in recent weeks due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and a newly formed public health task force is just another example of OHIO’s efforts.

Lancaster Campus theatre students nominated for Kennedy Center festival for second consecutive year Nov 25
Three students from the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of “The Elephant Man” have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and another OUL student was nominated to compete in the Design Category at the 27th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Regional Festival this January in Cleveland, Ohio.

OHIO takes top honors at national orientation, transition, retention conference Nov 25
Ohio University has much to celebrate after taking top honors in several categories at the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education’s national conference, held earlier this month in Orlando.

Ohio University Eastern trio named All-ORCC Nov 25
The Ohio Regional Campus Conference released its All-Conference Team recently, and Ohio University Eastern was well represented by middle blocker Kayley Stephens, setter Melissa Stimpert and right side hitter Kelsey Douglass.

Palestinian medical doctor advocates for peace as part of International Education Week Nov 25
“I shall not hate,” were the first four words spoken by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish as he walked onto the stage at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Nov 24
Athena Cinema, Ohio University to host special family movies for charity Nov 24
Starting Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 20, the Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular family films every Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. The price of admission to these screenings will be a minimum donation of one canned food per ticket.

Chemical engineering student receives elite Malaysian honor Nov 24
An Ohio University chemical engineering doctoral candidate has been named one of 30 students in the nation to receive an outstanding student award from the Embassy of Malaysia and Education Malaysia U.S.A.

Chillicothe Campus alum explores life in Alaska Nov 24
Olivia Muntz lands an adventurous first job and more news from the state's first regional campus

In a fix with Netflix Nov 24
The university has quadrupled the available daytime bandwidth for Netflix.

International Thanksgiving Lunch hosted by College of Health Sciences and Professions Nov 24
The College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting a free International Thanksgiving Lunch for its international students and their families from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Atrium Café in Grover Center.

OHIO concludes IEW with Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement Nov 24
Ohio University concluded its International Education Week festivities with the Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement ceremony, an annual event that recognizes three particularly outstanding members of the OHIO community who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to international education and cultural understanding.

Ohio University Names Executive Director for Constituency Development Nov 24
Ohio University has named Scott Koskoski, CFRE, executive director of constituency development in University Advancement effective Dec. 1, 2014. He brings with him nearly 15 years of fundraising leadership within higher education and the non-profit sector.

Organization started by Lancaster Campus students selected for Fairfield Leadership Nov 24
Organization started by former Lancaster Campus students selected for Fairfield Leadership

Public workshops will collect input for Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 Nov 24
Ayers-Saint Gross, the architectural and planning firm chosen to create a road map and long-term vision for Ohio University, will hold a series of workshops on the Athens Campus from Dec. 1 to 5.

Storyteller, musician Madafo to perform for Dec. 3 Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration Nov 24
Ohio University will host a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Baker University Center Ballroom A. Madafo, a storyteller and musician, will perform during the celebration.

University mourns death of emeritus music professor Nov 24
The Ohio University is mourning the loss of Emeritus Professor of Music Richard D. Syracuse, 80, who died on Friday, Nov. 21.

Nov 23
IEW at Zanesville Campus features food, films, speakers and more [PHOTO ESSAY] Nov 23
Ohio University Zanesville faculty, staff and students and the Zanesville community celebrated International Education Week with a variety of free programs.

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.