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Mar 27
'First Generation' film to show in Baker Center Theatre April 9 Mar 27
The Allen Student Advising Center, in collaboration with student organization We Are First, will host a free screening of the documentary, "First Generation," on Thursday, April 9.

Athens International Film and Video Festival begins April 3 Mar 27
The Athens International Film and Video Festival opens its 42nd edition on April 3, and runs through April 9. With more than 300 films screened throughout the week, the Festival’s program represents a global smorgasboard of works from around the world.

Patton College of Education to relocate to Tupper and Lindley Halls Mar 27
In May, Patton College of Education occupants will relocate to Tupper and Lindley Halls, as a complete renovation of McCracken Hall is slated to begin in June.

Southern Campus recognizes achievement among nursing faculty Mar 27
Ohio University Southern celebrated Certified Nurses Day by recognizing several faculty members and welcomed potential nursing students to campus for a program preview day.

The Athena Cinema to screen award-winning documentary 'Actress' Mar 27
The movie "Actress" been praised by critics and has a special connection for the Athens and Ohio University communities. The Athena will offer three screenings, Tuesday, March 31-Thursday, April 2.

Mar 26
Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding this spring Mar 26
Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding during spring 2015

Business Forum scheduled for March 31 Mar 26
Ohio University Finance and Administration will conduct their next Business Forum on Tuesday, March 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Morton Hall 237.

Lancaster Campus guitar club members teach elementary students to play Mar 26
Students in the Ohio University Lancaster STRUM Club are spreading their love of the guitar to the next generation.  Each week, they are teaching students at Lancaster’s Tarhe Elementary School how to play.

Mar. 28 network maintenance will affect Blackboard, VoIP & other major online services Mar 26
Most online services including Internet, Blackboard & VoIP phones will be unavailable for up to an hour between 2am & 4am on Mar 28.

OHIO alumni establish scholarship to honor daughter’s legacy and love of athletics Mar 26
Rebecca “Becky” Schultz died of cancer in 2012. To honor her enthusiasm for athletics, Michael and Ellen Sostarich established the Rebecca Sostarich Schultz Memorial Scholarship, which supports female athletes graduating from Athens High School who are enrolling at OHIO.

OU-C student to pursue doctoral degree at Northwestern Mar 26
Chillicothe Campus prepares students for post-graduate success and more news from OU-C

Southern Campus’ students instrumental in success of Red Cross fundraiser Mar 26
Ohio University Southern electronic media students provided production support for a Red Cross fundraiser, “Dancing with Our Stars,” in Portsmouth, Ohio, last weekend.

Mar 25
$25K awarded at Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day at OHIO Mar 25
Seven student teams at Ohio University walked away with $25,000 in prizes at Monday’s “Pitch Day” finale of the third annual Scripps Innovation Challenge.

Finals week survival bags back for spring semester, available now Mar 25
During finals week, a pick-me-up is a welcome gift for stressed students writing papers, finishing projects, and studying for final exams. Thanks to the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board (SAB), Finals Week Survival Bags provide that much-needed study-time support.

OHIO to celebrate outstanding students, organizations at Leadership Awards Gala Mar 25
Ohio University’s 32nd annual Leadership Awards Gala, celebrating the theme “Inspire,” will be held Wednesday, April 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom with a reception slated for 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.

Ohio University Alumni Association offers free professional headshots to Lancaster Campus students Mar 25
It’s almost graduation time and students are starting to send their information out to companies in hopes of getting hired.  The Ohio University Alumni Association wants to help soon-to-be alumni during this process and give them some tools to land their dream job.

Scripps alumnus, stalwart supporter inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame Mar 25
Ohio University alumnus Michel du Cille and Mike Philipps, a longtime supporter, partner and friend of the Scripps College of Communication, were officially inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during a March 23 ceremony.

Wealth and Poverty theme week to examine challenges, developments in Appalachia Mar 25
Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a week-long series of events on wealth and poverty in Appalachia Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10, at various locations on the Athens Campus.

Mar 24
Lancaster Campus Deaf Studies program to host Deaf Awareness Days at COSI Mar 24
The Ohio University Lancaster Deaf Studies and Interpreting program is working with Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to hold Deaf Awareness Days next month.  They will be April 17 and 18.

Ohio University receives "Silver" rating on first STARS report Mar 24
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is proud to announce that the University has received a “Silver” rating on its first Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System report.

Registration opens for Campus Recreation’s summer day camp Mar 24
Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation is currently accepting registration for its one-week summer day camps, being offered June 15-July 24 for children ages 6-12.

View the 2014 President's Report online Mar 24
The 2014 President's Report provides a small glimpse of OHIO's remarkable progress during the past calendar year.

Women's Basketball historic season ends with NCAA Tournament loss Mar 24
The Ohio women's basketball team completed its best season in school history, falling to Arizona State in the opening round on Saturday.

Mar 23
Athens community invited to RecycleMania Community Day at Athens County Fairgrounds March 28 Mar 23
Community members in Athens and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to bring recyclable items and donations to the RecycleMania Community Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Athens County Fairgrounds.

Baker Peace Conference to look at Vietnam War 50 years later Mar 23
The Ohio University Contemporary History Institute will sponsor the annual Baker Peace Conference on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27. The theme is, "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective."

Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women Speaker Naomi Tutu inspires others to make a difference Mar 23
Race and Gender Activist Naomi Tutu challenged about 350 women in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre to make a difference in the world. Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, was the keynote speaker at Ohio University Lancaster’s 9th Annual Celebrate Women conference. Tutu drew on her experience of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa and told stories of everyday women who did something to make a difference.

Meet the February Classified Employee of the Month Mar 23
Find out more about Barb Thomas, the February 2015 Classified Employee of the Month. The administrative associate in the Academic Advancement Center likes Elvis, the Hallmark Channel and her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and can't wait for retirement.

OHIO Collaborative on Aging will unite researchers, educators and students Mar 23
Ohio University has launched a new Collaborative on Aging to bring together researchers, educators, service providers and students with aging-related interests.

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason fundraiser is April 25 Mar 23
The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration and Athletes in Action will host the fourth annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason on Saturday, April 25.

Registrar updates faculty and staff on spring semester final grades and exams Mar 23
The following information was provided by University Registrar Debra Benton to OHIO faculty and staff as a reminder about final grades and final examinations.

Mar 20
Administrators celebrate accomplishments, milestones at Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony Mar 20
Colleagues, family and members of the Ohio University community gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 180 administrators during the 2015 Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony March 17.

First-ever Bobcat Dash 5k will feature obstacles, special guest Mar 20
An exciting new On The Green Weekend event, the Bobcat Dash, is a springtime 5k run and walk full of color and obstacles, scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Pepsi Tailgreat Park.

Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO Mar 20
Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO

Student design selected for Homecoming 2015 logo Mar 20
The theme for Homecoming 2015, scheduled for Oct. 5-10, is “Same Bricks, Different Stories.” The logo that was selected to illustrate the theme was submitted by junior music production major, Nathan Bodiker.

William Phillis named Hicks Executive in Residence awardee Mar 20
The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools announced William L. Phillis as the 2014-15 recipient of the Hicks Executive in Residence at The Patton College of Education at Ohio University.

Mar 19
Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 5 Mar 19
In “Keep OHIO’s Tradition Shining Brightly,” one of UCM’s employees, Video Editor Todd, shows one way to ensure OHIO’s brand continues to shine.

Cadets from OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion compete in Xavier Best Ranger Competition (PHOTOS) Mar 19
Four teams from Ohio University’s Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion competed in the annual Xavier Best Ranger Competition (XBR) the weekend of March 14.

Journalists to converge on Athens campus for professional development Mar 19
More  than 150 journalists from across the country will meet this weekend (March 20-21) on Ohio University’s campus to improve their skills.

New media action heroes bring expertise to annual Schuneman Symposium Mar 19
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Visual Communication called the best new media entrepreneurs in North America for the annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media.

OHIO Scripps College of Communication, Libraries host regional spelling bees Mar 19
The Scripps College of Communication and Ohio University Libraries hosted a pair of regional spelling bees on March 14, resulting in the selection of two champions to represent Southeastern and Central Ohio at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26-28, 2015.

OHIO hosts annual International Women’s Day Festival (PHOTOS) Mar 19
The seventh annual International Women’s Day Festival was held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Baker University Center Ballroom and featured individuals from the Ohio University and Athens communities.

Students offered opportunity for cultural immersion with the Navajo Nation Mar 19
This summer, the Office of Global Opportunities is partnering with Amizade Global Service Learning, a non-profit provider of service-learning programs, to provide students with the opportunity to spend two weeks on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Tuba City, Ariz.

Ten digit dialing takes effect for 740 area code on Mar. 21 Mar 19
Learn how the new dialing requirement will affect University wired telephone lines.

Third installment of Campus Conversations opens discussion on race, racial identity Mar 19
Ohio University invited members of the OHIO and local community to express their thoughts and expand their perspectives on race and racial identity during its third installment of “Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality,” held March 11 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Transnational education and Learning Society Inc. accepting conference submissions Mar 19
Transnational education and Learning Society Inc., announced today its 2nd annual conference and is now accepting submissions. The deadline is March 31.

University Foundation acquires property for presidential residence Mar 19
The Ohio University Foundation today announced it has entered into a lease agreement for a home and surrounding property, which will serve as the Ohio University presidential residence. The agreement includes a purchase option, which could be exercised contingent on approval from the Foundation Board of Trustees.

University mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Donald Roberts Mar 19
Ohio University is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus of Art Donald Roberts who died on March 16 at his home in Athens. He served as a professor of art in the Ohio University School of Art from 1953 to 1991.

Mar 18
From Athens to Africa: Connect Camps provide tools to affect community change Mar 18
For Faith Knutsen and Dr. Judith Millesen, March brought a nearly 8,000-mile journey to East Africa.<br /><br />Millesen, associate professor for the Voinovich School, and Knutsen, the associate director for TechGROWTH Ohio, traveled to Tanzania to co-facilitate workshops for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). These Connect Camps, which will take place in four different countries over the course of 2015, provide tools for those looking to make a change in their communities.<br />

Lancaster Campus political science associate professor meets with federal lawmakers about research funding Mar 18
Ohio University Lancaster Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Linda Trautman was on Capitol Hill last week talking to lawmakers and their staff members about the importance of federal funding for social and behavioral science research. Trautman and other educators from Ohio spoke with staffers from the offices of Senator Rob Portman, and Representative Joyce Beatty.  They also personally spoke with Senator Sherrod Brown.

Startup Weekend Athens awards business memberships and services to local entrepreneurs Mar 18
Entrepreneurs who developed the concept for a new website that connects subleasers to apartments and homes for rent won first place during Startup Weekend Athens March 13-15. The team was awarded a prize package worth $3,635 in Innovation Center and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce memberships as well as other business consulting services.<br />