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Friday, Jul 03, 2015

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Jul 2
A message regarding fiscal year 2015-16 raise pools Jul 2
The following message was sent to Ohio University faculty and staff on July 2, 2015.

Athletics announces partnership with Spectra Jul 2
Athletics has announced an upgrade to its online ticketing and donation systems that begins July 1.

Eduroam WiFi access now available on all OHIO campuses Jul 2
Easy access to OHIO WiFi now available for visitors from other eduroam.org member schools.

Emotional space studies panel humanizes Space Shuttle Columbia disaster Jul 2
On Tuesday, two ISU faculty members shared their experiences as NASA employees who served on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident response team.

Governor appoints Athens native Peggy Viehweger to board of trustees Jul 2
Peggy J. Viehweger was recently appointed to a nine-year term to the Ohio University Board of Trustees by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Grant awarded for new theater projectors Jul 2
The Theater Division at Ohio University will receive new theatrical projectors—plus a state-of-the-art software package—as part of a successful 1804 Fund grant proposal.

International space policy leaders discuss humanity’s future exploration of space Jul 2
Space policy leaders tackled tough questions on Monday at a distinguished panel titled “The Future of Human Spaceflight.”

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman is featured speaker at the British Columbia Council for International Education Summer Seminar Jul 2
Campus Dean and Associate Professor of German at Ohio University Zanesville Dr. Jenifer Cushman delivered the luncheon plenary address and served on the Global Experts panel at the BCCIE 2015 Summer Seminar in Whistler, Canada.

Two students participate in elite summer leadership program Jul 2
Two students were selected for an elite national summer leadership program designed to address the underrepresentation of women in American politics.

Jul 1
A message from President McDavis regarding the passage of Ohio's state budget Jul 1
The following message was sent by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis to OHIO students, faculty and staff on July 1, 2015.

CREATE Space receives 1804 Fund grant money for upgrade Jul 1
The CREATE_space, an interdisciplinary research facility at Ohio University, soon will be getting an upgrade, thanks to a recently approved grant for undergraduate research.

New offices formed through Institutional Equity reorganization Jul 1
Two new offices have been established in place of the former Office for Institutional Equity as part of a proactive approach to best serve the needs of the Ohio University community with increased focus and support. OHIO Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit explained this is the result of a reorganization effort that responds to current and future needs with regards to accessibility, equity, and civil rights compliance.

Project restores famed Seigfred mural Jul 1
A restoration project has been underway this summer to preserve a storied mural on the Ohio University campus. Printmaking students Barry O’Keefe and Amanda Morris took on the task of restoring the mural outside of Seigfred Hall.

The Promise Lives Campaign exceeds goal by $50 million Jul 1
The following message was sent by President McDavis at the conclusion of Ohio University's The Promise Lives Campaign.

Jun 30
OHIO’s Barbara Geralds Schoonover Institute to combine storytelling, academic study Jun 30
OHIO’s Barbara Geralds Schoonover Institute to combine storytelling, academic study

Ridges stabilization work to begin this summer Jun 30
Work is expected to begin in July and August for two stabilization projects at the Ridges that include roof and masonry repairs.

Southern Campus receives funding for Ironton Child Welfare Club Scholarship Jun 30
The Ironton Child Welfare Club recently presented Ohio University's Southern Campus with funding for the club's scholarship.

Jun 29
Highlighting the Green: Spring Semester 2015 (SLIDESHOW) Jun 29
This installment of "Highlighting the Green" showcases the achievements of the faculty, staff and students at Ohio University in the spring semester.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Ohio 911 Administrator Rob Jackson Jun 29
The man who is currently leading the state of Ohio into the next generation of 911 service is an Ohio University Lancaster graduate.  Rob Jackson is the Ohio 911 Administrator and graduated from OUL in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Specialized Studies.

More than 300 OHIO women participate in group photos (PHOTO ESSAY) Jun 29
More than 300 women who work on the Athens Campus answered the call to participate in a celebratory group photo of female faculty and staff that will be featured as an online supplement to the summer print edition of Ohio Today magazine, themed “OHIO women.”

Offices closed, classes not in session in observance of Independence Day Jun 29
Ohio University will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the national Independence Day holiday.

Register for Homecoming 2015 and share your OHIO stories Jun 29
Register for Homecoming 2015 and share your OHIO stories

Jun 26
How a quest to combat malaria moved from student concept to business plan Jun 26
Noah Rosenblatt won the 2015 Outstanding Student in Innovation Award for working with a team of entrepreneurs determined to solve a global health challenge.

OHIO trustees approve FY2016 budget, capital plan Jun 26
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2016 budget and Capital Improvement Plan at meetings on the University’s Southern Campus.

Ohio University recognized as Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Jun 26
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recently named Ohio University an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement. OHIO is one of 18 institutions in the U.S. to receive the 2015 designation.

Southern Campus hosting info sessions on new master in special education-intervention specialist program Jun 26
Ohio University’s Southern Campus is partnering with OHIO’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education to offer a new master in special education-intervention specialist program.

Jun 25
CHSP students provide free health care at Ohio River Medical Mission event Jun 25
OHIO College of Health Sciences and Professions students turned out for the Ohio River Medical Mission’s effort to provide free health services to underserved communities in the Appalachian regions of Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.

Engineering technology and management student receives elite ROTC award Jun 25
Senior Ethan Ida will receive a bronze medal with bronze key replica at a fall award ceremony. The award is given annually to outstanding ROTC junior and senior engineers in the top 25 percent of their engineering class and ROTC class. A maximum of 20 awards are given to the Army, Air Force and Navy each.

International astronaut panel makes splash at OHIO-hosted event Jun 25
Hundreds of campus, community, and International Space University (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15) participants got a taste of space Wednesday night at ISU’s annual International Astronaut Panel talk at Ohio University’s Baker University Center ballroom. Featuring four astronauts, the panel discussion addressed moon rocks, Mars landings and how international collaboration will take humankind to the furthest destinations yet.

NASA Administrator, distinguished panelists fill space studies program’s public events next week Jun 25
The public event series of International Space University’s (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15) continues next week at Ohio University with four public events in as many days, including a panel on the future of human spaceflight, a discussion about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and a lecture by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

OHIO researcher and alum wins national award for improving aviation navigation tech Jun 25
A researcher at Ohio University’s Avionics Engineering Center and recent Ph.D. graduate has recently won the 2015 William E. Jackson Award from the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), marking the fifteenth win from OHIO in the 40-year history of the award.

Space studies program participants to test miniature robotic rovers at OHIO competition Jun 25
Robots will take over Ohio University’s Academic & Research Center on Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. during International Space University’s (ISU) annual public robotics competition. As part of ISU’s 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15), which OHIO is hosting, participants will test the miniature, high-tech robots they constructed to simulate planetary exploration.

‘New Space’ entrepreneurs inspire future commercial space leaders during public panel Jun 25
Participants in International Space University’s (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15), Ohio University campus and community members gathered Tuesday night at Baker University Center Theatre to hear from four distinguished space entrepreneurs, each leading advances in the global space markets with new services, products and technologies.

Jun 24
2015 class of Gates Foundation Scholars is announced Jun 24
Scholarship fund allows Ross County students to pursue their college ambitions

An update from Human Resources regarding the STRS and OPERS mitigating rates Jun 24
An update from Ohio University Human Resources to employees regarding mitigating rate changes for STRS and OPERS.

Anderson named director of external relations at Zanesville Campus Jun 24
Jarod Anderson has been named director of external relations at Ohio University Zanesville.

Heritage College mobile clinic contributes to success of huge free health care event Jun 24
The new mobile clinic of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's Community Health Program was a major contributor to the success of the recent Ohio River Medical Mission in Meigs County, a remarkable military/civilian collaboration to bring 10 days of free health care to the region.

Janet Becker named Lancaster Campus associate dean Jun 24
Janet Becker named Lancaster Campus associate dean

Jimmy Tong: Four Decades of WISE Guidance Jun 24
How a chemistry professor provided a pathway to science and engineering careers for local girls.

Ohio University’s sports administration programs internationally recognized Jun 24
Ohio University’s sports administration programs internationally recognized

Jun 23
Employee appreciation event to coincide with July 1 ‘Under the Elms’ concert Jun 23
Ohio University will be providing lemonade and watermelon beginning at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, prior to the 7 p.m. start of the final “Under the Elms” concert of the summer.

Summer months include events, accolades on Zanesville Campus (PHOTO ESSAY) Jun 23
This photo essay captures some of the events and accolades that have occurred on Ohio University's Zanesville Campus since the end of spring semester.

Swipe and go: The Libraries’ new printing system Jun 23
Updates to University Libraries’ printing system include changes for students, faculty, staff, visiting scholars and community members who use the Libraries’ printers.

Vigil held for nine Charleston, South Carolina, shooting victims Jun 23
More than 100 people from the Ohio University and local communities gathered at noon on Monday to remember the nine victims of the June 17 racially motivated shooting at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

Jun 22
Horse play: Kids learning through interaction at Southern Campus’ Horse Park Jun 22
Children from the 9th Street Park Youth Empowerment Activities program recently visited the Ohio University Southern Horse Park to learn all about horses.

League of American Bicyclists names City of Athens Bicycle Friendly Community Jun 22
The League of American Bicyclists recently awarded the City of Athens the designation of Bicycle Friendly Community.

New printing method coming June 29 for Libraries, College of Business, OU-HCOM & other locations Jun 22
Students will use Bobcat Cash to pay for printing in Libraries, COB and OU-HCOM.

Ohio University Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 moves into fourth phase Jun 22
After two spring open house events designed to update the public and solicit feedback, Ohio University, along with consultant Ayers-Saint Gross, is moving forward with its Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 effort with precinct plan workshops scheduled in June, July and August.

Ohio University to repair steam tunnels underneath Class Gateway as part of the iconic campus entrance’s update Jun 22
Ohio University will begin the process of repairing 180 feet of damaged steam tunnel underneath the Class Gateway on College Green, which was discovered during a planned inspection in May.

Student productions recognized by Ohio Valley regional chapter of NATAS Jun 22
WOUB student productions have received three student production awards and several honorable mentions from the Ohio Valley regional chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.