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Apr 15
WOUB staff mourn death of longtime WOUB engineer Dave Moore Apr 15
WOUB staff are mourning the death of 33-year employee Dave Moore. The WOUB broadcast engineer died Tuesday morning just weeks before his retirement.

2014 benefits open enrollment notice to employees Apr 15
The annual benefits open enrollment period has started and will be conducted online. All employees are asked to participate in the open enrollment process.

Apr 14
A Night in Athens ... in Pittsburgh is May 7 Apr 14
There is still time to register for Ohio University Alumni Association’s (OUAA) “A Night in Athens … in Pittsburgh!” event, a chance for alumni to enjoy each other's company at their home away from Athens.

After hunger strike, human rights activist visits OHIO Apr 14
African Cultural Week culminated Sunday evening with the African Student Heroine Lecture, which was presented by Elsa Chyrum, a London-based human rights activist from Eritrea.

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21 Apr 14
A list of the College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21.

Email upgrade: larger quotas, better web access & easier calendaring Apr 14
This summer, the university will upgrade its Exchange email system to the Microsoft cloud service that currently hosts Catmail.

Engineering honor society celebrates outstanding students Apr 14
Students in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University were honored Sunday afternoon for leadership and outstanding academics for the 2013-14 academic year. Awardees were recognized at the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society’s annual student awards celebration, held at the Ohio University Inn.

Free Box cloud storage accounts now available Apr 14
50 GB Box file storage/sharing accounts now are available to all current faculty, staff and students.

Last week of Faculty/Staff Survey: Deadline extended to Friday, April 18 Apr 14
All eligible faculty and staff (.75 FTE or higher) are encouraged to complete the Chronicle of Higher Education faculty/staff survey before the extended deadline of Friday, April 18.

OHIO celebrates Earth Day 2014 Apr 14
The Ohio University Office of Sustainability will host the inaugural sustainability recognition awards program on April 22 (Earth Day) in Walter Hall Rotunda from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and is being done in conjunction with ReUse Industries.

Olympian Lee Evans joins panel to discuss black athlete success Apr 14
Genetics, the slave trade and African colonization were a few of the topics addressed during an April 11 roundtable discussion during the 10th annual Sports in Africa Conference.

Pianist Orli Shaham Visits OU for Residency April 16-18 Apr 14
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce visiting guest artist pianist Orli Orli Shaham will be at Ohio University for a residency, which will take place from April 16-18.

Seelio, an online portfolio technology, to become part of Scripps’ student resources Apr 14
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University has signed an agreement to partner with Seelio, an online portfolio network, to provide professors and students in the College with the ability to create online portfolios that display their work to potential employers and the public at large.

Senior Dance Concert Showcases Creativity Apr 14
Senior Dance Concert Showcases Movement Creativity

The Athens International Film & Video Festival Keeps Diversity a Top Priority Apr 14
Founded in 1974, the Athens International Film & Video Festival has not only embraced the diversity of cinema and its creators, but also the diversity of their audience by utilizing a variety of promotional strategies, most notably the classic use of dogs on their posters and programming.

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery presents Impressive Impressions: Selections from Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection Apr 14
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection from May 1-July 13.

What's the big idea? A look at new OHIO inventions Apr 14
A spotlight on seven new technologies under development by Ohio University scientists and engineers.

Apr 11
Kosher-friendly foods available across campus during Passover Apr 11
Ohio University Culinary Services, in partnership with Hillel House, will serve kosher-friendly food items within all dining courts and halls during Passover from the evening of April 14 to the evening of April 21.

Logan High School students visit OHIO Apr 11
Fifty-five Logan High School students from Autum Barry and Alyssa Burns’ biomedical science class and advanced placement biology class learned about plant biology and biomedical research at Ohio University during a recent visit to the Athens Campus.

Meet the March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Apr 11
Meet March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Becky Fox.

Open forums scheduled to discuss OHIO's budget Apr 11
Members of the University community will have two opportunities this month to participate in open forums about the university’s budget decision-making process:

Parking services offers students suggestions for moving out safely Apr 11
Ohio University Parking Services is encouraging students who are moving from Athens next month to pack everything in boxes prior to loading things in their vehicles to help ease traffic congestion throughout the city.

Apr 10
2014 Football season tickets on sale Apr 10
Season tickets for Ohio Football 2014 are now on sale and fans can secure their seats for as low as $5 per game.

Athletics hosts third annual Catspys Awards Apr 10
The Ohio University Student-Athlete Advisory committee held the Third Annual Catspys Awards Monday evening inside Memorial Auditorium to celebrate another outstanding year of Bobcat Athletics.

Branding OHIO through its website: Part 4 Apr 10
When someone visits ohio.edu for the first time, it is important for first impressions to be positive, real and lasting. Having a well-planned approach to how content is prioritized and purposed is how the ohio.edu redesign and content strategy groups have focused their efforts.

Exchange email maintenance: 1:00 am - 3:30 am, April 12, 2014 Apr 10
The university's Exchange email server will be down during this Saturday's regular maintenance window, April 12, 2014, from 1:00 am - 3:30 AM.

Hearbleed: What you need to know about the Internet security bug Apr 10
Although OIT has no direct evidence of this bug being exploited at Ohio University, you should take a few simple steps to protect your university account.

IT Change Guide: Spring/summer changes that will affect you Apr 10
OIT has a number of upgrades and new service offerings for spring and summer 2014 that will affect the way you teach, learn and perform your day to day work.

Men of Black Excellence Awards are April 13 Apr 10
Sigma Psi, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, has teamed up with Ohio University Student Senate to present the Men of Black Excellence Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

OHIO Commencement plans announced Apr 10
About 4,200 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3 in the Convocation Center, located on the West Green of Ohio University’s Athens campus.

OHIO enrollment applications increase for fourth consecutive year Apr 10
First-time enrollment applications at Ohio University totaled 20,769 on Thursday, April 10, surpassing last year’s total number. The growth represents an 18.9 percent increase over 2012 and 55 percent increase over 2011. The figure is expected to grow even larger as students continue to apply.

OUAA celebrates in April: Senior Week, OUr Day Apr 10
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) teams with various organizations and campus units to celebrate “Senior Week,” a week filled with activities and events aimed at honoring OHIO’s upcoming Athens and regional campus graduates. Senior Week kicks off Monday, April 14 with members of the Student Alumni Board driving golf carts on the Athens Campus to offer t-shirts and other OHIO clothing to undergraduate seniors.

Ohio Third Frontier awards grant to develop Ohio University 3-D visualization suite for aircraft Apr 10
Ohio University has received $50,000 from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to develop 3-D visualization software that will improve the development and design of new aircraft. The technology was created by current and former students in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology's computer science program and is being commercialized through the university's Technology Transfer Office.

Provost announces FY2015 faculty, staff raise pools Apr 10
The following information is provided as an explanation of the upcoming implementation of two separate funding pools for salary increases in fiscal year 2015. Increases for promotion and tenure and employee benefits costs also are addressed.

Sidewalk closures in effect during electrical work Apr 10
Traveling by foot around parts of Ohio University’s Athens Campus may mean taking some detours for a short period of time while crews work to install a new electrical duct bank on the south side of campus. The new duct bank will provide improved electrical distribution to certain areas of campus.

University Terrace, South Green Drive reduced to one lane Apr 10
Part of University Terrace and South Green Drive will be reduced to one lane for a short time to allow construction to take place.

Apr 9
Author Syl Cheney-Coker discusses state of African literature and art Apr 9
The current state of African literature and art was the topic during acclaimed author Syl Cheney-Coker's talk on Monday evening. The event was part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the African Studies program and the Ohio University Press.

Lancaster Campus Spring Fest 2014 begins April 12 Apr 9
The annual OUL Spring Fest will kick off this weekend.  This year’s event runs April 12 - 17.  The week is packed with fun events and theme days to encourage students to participate by dressing up.

OHIO employees encouraged to review vacation days Apr 9
Administrative employees are being encouraged to review vacation time to prevent losing earned vacation.

OHIO faculty participate in service learning workshops Apr 9
More than 70 faculty members from colleges and academic units throughout the University participated in service learning workshops held April 3 and 4 on the Athens Campus.

Senior Week is April 14-18 Apr 9
Senior Week 2014 is April 14-18. The week contains many activities sponsored by various offices and organizations around campus.

Apr 8
Art exhibit features Chillicothe Campus students' work Apr 8
Events at OU-C connect with community, improve quality of life for region

Better Together Day is April 11 Apr 8
The Better Together Campaign will celebrate its fourth year at Ohio University with Better Together Day. The festivities will take place 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Lancaster Campus student overcomes domestic violence and achieves her dream Apr 8
When Heather Shahan was attending high school, graduating from college was never something she thought she could do.  She was a teen mom, dropping out of high school and getting married. Shahan went on to have four children while enduring 13 years of physical abuse from her then-husband.

OHIO honor fraternity hosting contest to raise funds for local schools Apr 8
Ohio University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Pi will hold Duel for the Schools on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peden Stadium.

Physics Student Finds Way to Differentiate Nanoscale Defects in Graphene Apr 8
Analyzing the motion of electrons, Ohio University researchers have developed a process to discriminate among different impurities in graphene–the strong, light and conductive material only one atom thick being studied for a variety of nanoscale applications.

Apr 7
Athens International Film + Video Festival gearing up for its 41st year Apr 7
The 2014 Athens International Film + Video Festival comes into full swing April 11-17 at the Athena Cinema in uptown Athens.

Athens Jazz Festival to Take Place April 11-13 Apr 7
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the 2014 Athens Jazz Festival. The Festival, which will take place on April 11-13, will feature OU jazz ensembles, as well as student ensembles from area high schools and visiting artist Carl Allen (drums).

Beta Theta Pi raises $20,000 for Wounded Warrior Project Apr 7
Ohio University's Beta Theta Pi Fraternity recently hosted its first philanthropy event since their return to campus in early 2012 and raised more than $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events List Apr 7
Check out what's happening in the College of Fine Arts for April 7-13, 2014.