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May 21
Fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo raises funds to continue Marching 110 tradition May 21
Vintage automobile enthusiasts rolled into Ohio University’s Convocation Center parking lot, popped their hoods and stood back proudly as their exceptional vehicles were judged by friends, relatives and supporters of the Ohio University Marching Band Society of Alumni and Friends (OUMBSAF). The fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo, held by the Ohio University Alumni Varsity Band (AVB), raised $1,676.20 in support of OUMBSAF initiatives.

OHIO administrators and their spouses establish scholarships using The OHIO Match May 21
Ohio University’s The Promise Within Faculty and Staff Campaign urges faculty and staff to give back to OHIO in meaningful ways. As a response, two university employees have teamed up with their spouses to establish a way of giving back in perpetuity.

OHIO graduate student and playwright named Trisolini Fellow May 21
Tyler JC Whidden, a third-year student pursuing an MFA in playwriting, was named the Anthony Trisolini Fellow for the 2015-16 school year.

Scripps journalism professor to visit C-SPAN as part of AEJMC program May 21
Hans Meyer, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), selected as 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media.

May 20
CLDC staff presenting at national, regional conferences May 20
Employees at Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center have been invited to present a total of seven times at three of the nation’s largest professional development association conferences.

How reading comprehension can boost math scores May 20
High school students who want to ace the math section of the ACT should brush up on their reading skills, according to an Ohio University-Chillicothe study.

Lancaster Campus library director signs book contract May 20
Ohio University Lancaster Library Director Judy Carey Nevin’s name is currently only displayed on the wall outside her office in the Hannah V. McCauley Library. However, in the future, her name will also be found on the library shelves. It was recently announced that Carey Nevin has a book deal.

OHIO alumni, faculty honor former civil engineering chair with endowed scholarship May 20
Russ College students will have access to a new $100,000 scholarship thanks to a new fund established by alumni and faculty to honor Russ Professor Gayle Mitchell, former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and current director of the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE).

Ohio Quality Matters Consortium visits campus for annual meeting May 20
Members of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium came to Walter Hall on May 15 for the group’s annual member meeting. Around 75 attendees participated in information sessions focusing on online course design using the Quality Matters (QM) rubric.

May 19
From behind bars to raising the bar: Southern Campus graduate pursues his dream May 19
Just a few short years ago, Jerry Thomas was a convicted felon, serving time for drug charges. Today, he is an Ohio University Southern graduate on his way to achieving his dream of going from convict to doctor.

Ohio University Research Committee awards $47,380 during spring 2015 funding cycle May 19
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected six faculty proposals for funding during its spring 2015 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $47,380.

May 18
A message from OHIO President McDavis regarding Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi May 18
The following message was sent to Ohio University faculty, staff and students by President Roderick J. McDavis.

Dance professor wins Presidential Teacher Award May 18
A professor in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater has won Ohio University’s Presidential Teacher Award. Tresa Randall, associate professor of dance, was named a Presidential Teacher for the year 2015.

Expo provides resources, connections for campus communicators May 18
In response to feedback expressing a desire for more opportunity to network with colleagues and research resources, Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) hosted the 2015 Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo on Wednesday, May 13 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Ohio University accepts 60 letters of intent for Innovation Strategy funding May 18
University community invited to view letters online, join projects for July 13 pre-proposal deadline

Site license update: Adobe, Microsoft and Smartsheet May 18
Find out which software packages are free and which are discounted.

Soul of Athens 2015 now live May 18
As a collection of six different projects, teams of Scripps College of Communication students spent a semester producing self-generated communication ideas.

U.S. assistant secretary of commerce addresses role of Appalachian Ohio in U.S. manufacturing renaissance during State of the Region keynote May 18
More than 150 participants attended the May 12 Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference, presented by the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with the EDA University Center.

University Libraries receives Awards of Excellence May 18
Ohio University Libraries captivated the 2015 Academic Library Advancement and Development Network conference when OHIO walked away with three Award of Excellence honors.

May 15
Dr. Richard W. Greenlee receives Austin C. Furbee Award May 15
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has named Dr. Richard W. Greenlee as the 2015 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 14
Bobcat family convenes at historic hotel in Cincinnati May 14
A small piece of Athens made its way west on May 6 for an alumni gathering at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati. The event was the second of three Bobcat Family Reunions held throughout Ohio this spring.

Branding OHIO with "it's you" and brackets May 14
The following guidelines provide a basic primer on how the “it’s you” brand theme and related brackets should be used to promote Ohio University as well as its units and programs.

How Pauline Frederick paved the way for female broadcast journalists May 14
A pioneer in journalism, Pauline Frederick broke into broadcasting at a time when few women were in its ranks. Marilyn Greenwald, professor of journalism at Ohio University, spent more than three years researching Frederick’s life and career for her book Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Pioneering Broadcaster Covers the Cold War.

Lancaster Campus law enforcement lecturer remembers those killed on Peace Officers Memorial Day May 14
Flags will be flown at half-staff tomorrow at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington and around the country to honor Peace Officers Memorial Day. President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation making May 15 of each year a day to recognize the work and sacrifice of police officers in our nation.

May 13
Athletics unveils new five-year strategic plan May 13
Athletics unveiled a new five-year strategic plan on Wednesday titled, "One Team. One Vision." The working document will serve as a guide in charting its future direction.

Eastern Campus claims first state golf crown May 13
The Ohio University Eastern golf team won its first state golf championship.

Golfers in full swing for annual Ohio University Southern fundraiser May 13
Proceeds from the 12th Annual Bernard L. Edwards Golf Tournament will help with equipment upgrades for the production trailer used by Ohio University Southern's electronic media program.

Newest Chillicothe Campus alumni ready to make their mark May 13
Graduation marks next step in lives of OU-C students who join ranks of Ohio University alumni and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

OHIO alumna creates dating app focused on safety May 13
Ohio University alumna Jo Lynn Clemens, who graduated in 1987, took knowledge from her business background and created an app that gives people the opportunity to date smarter and safer.

Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College surpasses Promise Lives Campaign goal May 13
Thanks to the generosity of 2,380 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) has surpassed its $1.3 million Promise Lives Campaign goal. The Campaign, which continues though June 30, 2015, is securing an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.

Southern Campus accepting applications for ‘Academy of Excellence’ and ‘Horse Lover’s Camp’ May 13
Ohio University Southern will present the 35th annual “Academy of Excellence” summer camp July 20-24 while the campus' equine program will host a “Horse Lover’s Camp” July 27-31.

Southern Campus hosting tri-state officers for ‘Click It or Ticket’ event May 13
Ohio University Southern, in conjunction with the Tri-State Law Enforcement Council, will host the annual “Click It or Ticket” event on Friday, May 15, at the campus in Ironton.

Voinovich School Founding Dean, alumni honored at OHIO’s State Government Alumni Luncheon May 13
More than 130 Ohio University alumni in public service for Ohio gathered at the Athletic Club in Columbus to honor two OHIO alumni for their outstanding service to the state at the 32nd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon May 5.

May 12
Finding what’s left unsaid—and not shown—in film May 12
From art house flicks to Saturday afternoon popcorn movies, films can act as a mirror to our collective desires and fears. But cinema scholars such as Ofer Eliaz also are fascinated by what they leave out.

Girls use their WITS at Lancaster Campus May 12
It only took one day for Associate Professor of Computer Science Technology Christine Wolfe to learn that her class during the “Women in Technology and Science” program had changed the future for one young lady.  Wolfe got an email from a student saying Wolfe’s session helped her realize that she wanted to go into web design when she got older.

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine launches networking group for women May 12
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched ohiowomen in medicine, a professional networking and mentoring group for Heritage College alumni, friends, students and employees. The Heritage College is the first to create an affiliate of Ohio University’s ohiowomen initiative, a program designed to help connect women with the university, students and each other

Meet the May Classified Employee of the Month Michelle Allison May 12
Find out where Accounting Specialist Michelle Allison likes to vacation in this month's Classified Employee of the Month Q&A.

University acquires reproductions of rare, ancient manuscripts May 12
A professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts has secured copies of two ancient manuscripts for collegiate research. Reproductions of the 11th-century Codex Benedictus and 9th-century Lorsch Gospels are expected to arrive before the start of the 2015-16 academic year.

May 11
A Passion for Collaborative Science May 11
A recent event co-sponsored by OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine showcased Ohio University scientists who work collaborative health-related research and the importance team science.

CHSP adds new Department of Interdisciplinary Studies May 11
New department will support healthcare students and faculty in pursuing interdisciplinary studies and collaborative learning.

Construction on new residence halls within 90 days of completion May 11
In less than 90 days, construction on four new residence halls and a central living-learning center will be complete, marking a major milestone in the first of Ohio University’s three-phase Housing Development Plan designed to improve the residential experience and the comprehensive living-learning environment on the Athens Campus.

Patton College of Education breaks ground on $32.8 million McCracken Hall renovation May 11
The Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education celebrated the beginning of a new era by hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for a $32.8 million renovation and expansion project of McCracken Hall on Thursday, May 7.

Registration underway for Kids in College on Lancaster Campus May 11
Registration underway for Kids in College on Lancaster Campus

Securing the cyber generation gap May 11
Tips for securing the online data of family members who are not tech savvy.

Speaker tells Heritage College graduates: Have the courage to lead your profession May 11
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated its 36th annual Commencement ceremony Saturday. This spring, 124 student doctors from the Heritage College become physicians and surgeons.

Students, faculty to travel to Ghana for concert May 11
A group of Ohio University students and professors will perform in Ghana in June for an international concert that will bring some 200 performers on stage.

May 8
CSP professor owes career to girl next door May 8
Professor's childhood neighbor prompted his interest in language and speech acquisition.

Screenplay by recent media arts and studies grad wins award May 8
Kent Taylor, a recent graduate from the School of Media Arts and Studies, has just received 1st Place in the Script/Treatments category at the International Christian Film Festival for his screenplay, A Soldier’s Gift.

Study seeks women to help find out how early life experience affects adult stress response and health May 8
Researchers from Ohio University’s medical school are seeking local women to help them study how stress experienced by children can still affect their health once they’ve grown up.

Take a closer look at Graduate Commencement [PHOTOS] May 8
Ohio University conferred more than 1,100 graduate degrees during its 2015 Graduate Commencement ceremony on May 1 in the Convocation Center. Take a look at the pictures.