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Aug 29
Kelly Anne Blevins to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery Aug 29
Pittsburgh artist Kelly Anne Blevins will be exhibiting her artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery Sept. 2-18. A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Kids on Campus leaves mark on OHIO sophomore Aug 29
The annual six-week Kids on Campus program that offered 250 school-age children from six local school districts an opportunity to visit campus and participate in fun learning activities wrapped up earlier this month, and at least one assistant team leader who helped lead the program called it a unique experience that gave her a chance to help local kids.

OHIO departments, schools collaborate on regional water project Aug 29
The School of Visual Communication and WOUB Public Media are collaborating with Ohio University’s Department of Geography, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, School of Communication Studies, School of Media Arts and Studies and the Voinovich School of Leadership to provide the public with an easy way to find information about issues that may affect their water resources.

OHIO trustees approve debt strategy, review enrollment gains Aug 29
The Ohio University Board of Trustees met in Dublin, Ohio, and heard updates related to several ongoing initiatives, including a debt management strategy designed to reduce the University’s significant deferred maintenance backlog.

Ohio University, Kent State form partnership for future collaboration Aug 29
Ohio University and Kent State University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools’ football seasons, but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations.

Aug 28
Email upgrade: Working around graduate student calendaring issues Aug 28
Exchange users who schedule meetings with graduate or medical students can expect to encounter two main challenges in the coming weeks.  Both can be worked around.

Financial Aid staff honors ill co-worker with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO] Aug 28
The Ohio University Office of Student Financial Aid decided to get cold and wet in the name of ALS awareness. On Wednesday, 19 people accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of an ill co-worker.

IRS concludes University employment tax audit Aug 28
Ohio University is actively taking steps to strengthen its business practices to ensure compliance with ever changing and evolving tax regulations, following an employment tax audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Fairfield County Dog Warden Todd McCullough Aug 28
Todd McCullough has gone to the dogs – literally. The 32-year old has been the Fairfield County Dog Warden and Adoption Center Director for nearly a year now.  He got the job shortly after graduating from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington.

Microsoft Office now free for OHIO students Aug 28
Office 365 ProPlus now is available at no charge to all current OHIO students. The software can be installed on up to 5 devices.

No Compass email on Labor Day Aug 28
In observance of Labor Day, the Ohio University Compass email will not be sent out on Monday, Sept. 1.

Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in central Ohio Aug 28
Hundreds of people from throughout the state joined with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for a weekend of activities designed to commemorate the opening of its new Dublin Campus last weekend.

President delivers State of the University Address Aug 28
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis presented the following State of the University Address during the Faculty and Staff Convocation in Walter Hall Rotunda on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

President’s State of the University Address reflects on decade of transforming lives Aug 28
During his annual State of the University Address in the Walter Rotunda on Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis reflected on his decade-long tenure and highlighted ways in which lives have been positively transformed by the University community.

Student at Southern Campus among top 20 finalists in Photoshop world competition Aug 28
Benjamin Dean, a senior majoring in applied management at the Southern Campus, was named a top 20 finalist in the 2014 Photoshop World photography contest.

Thousands turn out for Campus Involvement Fair Aug 28
Thousands of first-year students filled the College Green in anticipation of learning more about student organizations on Sunday, after a spirited procession Uptown led by the Marching 110.

University community stunned by death of energetic, philanthropic alumna Aug 28
Retired Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield died suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 64. The 1971 graduate of The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education was known for her robust leadership presence, generosity and vivacious personality. She was a woman with high expectations and was always quick to recognize the work of others.

Voinovich School hosts Lean Ohio Program Aug 28
Local officials throughout Southern Ohio recently finished up a workshop series designed to help local governments become more efficient by eliminating redundancies and repetition in the workplace, and ultimately save taxpayer dollars.

Aug 27
Annual Giving to host “Thank You” event for faculty and staff Aug 27
All Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event hosted by the Office of Annual Giving. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

College of Fine Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Newsletter Aug 27
The College of Fine Arts announced this week that they have published their fall 2014 newsletter that includes alumni, faculty, and current student news and updates.

Ebony Bobcats celebrate “Trailblazers,” give to Urban Scholars Aug 27
Philanthropic Ohio University black alumni gathered in Cleveland, Ohio, for the Ebony Bobcat Network’s (EBN) 4th Annual Alumni Weekend from Aug. 14-17 to reconnect, raise funds in support of OHIO’s Urban Scholars Scholarship and recognize those among them who have paved the way for their fellow Bobcats.

Graduate Writing and Research Center expands student services Aug 27
Tutors and subject librarians offer research and writing help to graduate and undergraduate students working on class papers, theses and dissertations, journal articles and school and job application materials.

Lancaster law firm praises computer training available on Lancaster Campus Aug 27
It’s important for the Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson Law Firm in Lancaster to be firing on all cylinders.  In the courtroom, information is needed quickly and efficiently. That’s why the firm decided to use Ohio University Lancaster’s Community and Corporate Learning Center Computer Training to make sure it was performing at the highest level.

Memorial Service at ARTS/West for Professor Emeritus Robert Winters Aug. 31 Aug 27
A memorial service for Robert (Bob) Winters, College of Fine Arts Professor Emeritus, will be held at ARTS/West on Sunday, August 31 at 4 p.m.

Nuit Blanche Athens: Call for Artists Aug 27
Nuit Blanche is seeking individuals and groups to perform, teach, and participate in the all-night festival. Participant applications are due before Wed., Sept. 10.

Phase I of housing plan more than 40 percent complete (PHOTOS) Aug 27
Work on Phase I, which includes the construction of four new residence halls that will house just over 900 residents, a central learning commons, and a central office facility for Residential Housing, reached the 40 percent completion mark in August.

Photos capture highlights from President’s Convocation for First-Year Students Aug 27
The Class of 2018 was officially inducted into the Ohio University family this past weekend when more than 4,300 first-year students participated in an annual tradition of welcoming the newest Bobcats to campus.

eLearning employee receives best session award at OHAAA conference Aug 27
Ginny Cottrill, retention coordinator and academic advisor in eLearning OHIO, received the 2014 Best of OHAAA award for a session she presented at the Ohio Academic Advising Association’s annual conference. OHAAA will send Cottrill to present her session at the National Academic Advising Association’s Region 5 conference in April.

Aug 26
'Ready for the science'—Destiny awaits Aug 26
Dr. Sarah Wyatt waited for it—the simple phrase that would signal one small step for Arabidopsis, one big step for mankind's knowledge of how plants respond to gravity.

Alum and lawyer is Ohio University's new pre-law adviser Aug 26
Ohio University alum Larry Hayman '03 is the Center for Law Juctice & Culture's new pre-law adviser.

Chillicothe Campus fall term in full swing Aug 26
Welcome week activities, new employees and somber remembrance of a true colleague

Ice Bucket Challenge floods Lancaster Campus Aug 26
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fever has made its way to Ohio University Lancaster.  Professors and instructors are accepting the challenge and proudly pouring a bucket of ice water over their heads while making a donation to ALS research.

Malinski earns Doctor Honoris Causa award in Poland Aug 26
    Dr. Tadeusz Malinski receives a fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award in Poland.<br /><br />Contributions to the biomedical analysis of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases and the development of nanomedicine have earned Dr. Tadeusz Malinski a fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award.

Meet the May 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Aug 26
Find out more about Jody Van Bibber, the May 2014 Classified Employee of the Month. The Diabetes Institute employee provides a glimpse into her life.

New Wealth & Poverty Certificate tackles inequality and empowerment Aug 26
Ohio University students have a new undergraduate certificate option starting this fall—Wealth and Poverty.

Physics Alum Is a Digital Alchemist Transforming Matter Aug 26
Ohio University alum and condensed matter physicist Serge Nakhmanson '01PhD, a self-described "digital alchemist," returned recently to his alma mater as a guest colloquium speaker.

Shovel by shovel, an old home emerges in the forest Aug 26
At what may be the oldest home site uncovered in Southeastern Ohio, people who lived about 4,000 years ago were mostly hunters and gatherers.

St. Louis reporter captures Mattson and family at Ferguson protest Aug 26
St. Louis Public Radio reporter Jason Rosenbaum found Ohio University's Dr. Kevin Mattson and his family taking part in the protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

Steve Evans named Fellow of APA Clinical Child Psychology Division Aug 26
Dr. Steven W. Evans, Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, was named a Fellow for Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology) of the American Psychological Association on Aug. 7.

Aug 25
Intramural Sports registration underway now through Sept. 3 Aug 25
The Fall I Intramural Sports season kicks off Sept. 8. Registration for the season began today and runs through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

Lancaster Campus launches new app for mobile devices Aug 25
These days there’s always an app for that.  Now, Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has one!  The Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington app is free for students, faculty and staff to download on their iPhone or Android device.

New International students welcomed to campus with orientation activities Aug 25
Ohio University International Student and Faculty Services welcomed about 400 graduate, undergraduate and OPIE program students to campus over the past two weeks during the 2014 International Student Orientation.

Ohio University, City of Athens announce closure of Park Place, South Court Street Aug 25
Ohio University is coordinating with the City of Athens to close Park Place and South Court Street during repair work to a water line that runs beneath the roadway.

President McDavis welcomes students back Aug 25
In this message sent Monday, Aug. 25, to Ohio University students, President Roderick J. McDavis welcomes them back for fall semester 2014.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff gather to dedicate Walter Fieldhouse on OHIO’s Athens Campus Aug 25
Hundreds of students, alumni and donors, faculty and staff gathered on Walter Fieldhouse’s full-sized football field to dedicate the 89,000 square-foot facility. Cutting the ribbon were lead donors Robert D. and Margaret “Peggy” M. Walter, and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis.

While you were away: Summer IT changes Aug 25
Summer 2014 saw new versions of Blackbkard & e-Biz, new services like Box, improvements to the data center and the start of email and telephone system upgrades.

Aug 24
Campus Involvement Center hosting student events all semester Aug 24
The Campus Involvement Center is kick-starting its “How-To Series” on Aug. 26 and will also be hosting an array of recurring events throughout the academic year for students with varying interests.

Class of 2018 welcomed at President’s Convocation for First-Year Students Aug 24
Ohio University capped off Go Green Week with the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, welcoming the largest, brightest, most diverse, and, judging from the enthusiasm displayed at the event, one of the most spirited classes in the University’s 210-year history.

Diversity and Inclusion to host Multicultural Student Expo on Aug. 28 Aug 24
In an effort to break the ice among multicultural students, the Ohio University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

Zanesville Campus debuts Bobcat Blitz to welcome, prepare new students Aug 24
The Zanesville Campus kicked off its first-ever Bobcat Blitz on Aug. 19, welcoming new students to the Ohio University family with informational sessions as well as opportunities to get acquainted with fellow classmates, faculty and staff, and representatives from the Ohio University Alumni Association.