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Sep 19
Alumni honor father and distinguished professor with gift to OHIO Sep 19
Dwight “Chip” and Carol Mutchler, who both graduated in 1958 with degrees in economics and fine arts, respectively, have donated his parents’ former home to Ohio University through the Ohio University Foundation in honor of Chip Mutchler’s late father.

Annual Fall Fest at West 82 Sept. 24 Sep 19
Culinary Services will host a special Fall Fest event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at West 82 Food Court in Baker University Center.

Circus, zoo coming to Athens Campus Sep 19
“Cirque de OHIO” will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, on South Green’s South Beach. The event is free and open to all OHIO students.

Constitution Day: 'Some Notes on the Constitution and Sexual Violence' on Sept. 24 Sep 19
The Center for Law, Justice & Culture welcomes Ohio University Constitution Day speaker Marc Spindelman on "Some Notes on the Constitution and Sexual Violence" on Weds., Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. in Baker Theater.

Cranes at Alden Library necessary to replace air handlers Sep 19
The University is replacing two air handling units in Alden Library, which will result in interruptions and closures to pedestrian traffic at various times.

Joan Mace receives Award of Achievement for Contribution to Aviation Sep 19
Joan Mace, former and first woman chair of the Department of Aviation, was recently presented the Award of Achievement for Contribution to Aviation from the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots.

Majors Fair draws more than 1,000 students to Baker Ballroom Sep 19
The 12th annual Ohio University Majors Fair attracted more than 1,000 Ohio University and high schools students to Baker University Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

OHIO welcomes parents to campus Sept. 26-28 Sep 19
Ohio University's Parents Weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 26, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28, with many activities planned.

Ohio University Eastern receives 1804 grant to support sciences Sep 19
Ohio University's Eastern Campus has been awarded an 1804 grant to support the purchase of new equipment for its organic chemistry lab.

University adds undergraduate energy engineering program Sep 19
Ohio University has added a new bachelor of science degree program in energy engineering to begin in fall 2014. Applications are being accepted.

University issues non-discrimination policy reminder Sep 19
As part of a regular outreach effort, the Office for Institutional Equity would like to remind the campus community that it has a variety of resources to address questions or concerns about discrimination or harassment.

WATH 970 AM to host University leaders on morning radio show Sep 19
Various Ohio University officials, including President Roderick J. McDavis, will discuss the latest happenings at the University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM throughout the 2014-15 academic year.

Sep 18
Branding OHIO this fall Sep 18
All of the marketing efforts initiated and supported by UCM are meant to create first and lasting impressions of the brand to a wide array of stakeholders.

Chillicothe Campus holds topical discussions Sep 18
Constitution Day and Diversity Discussions spark dialogue among campus and local community members

Executive Vice President and Provost sends message regarding observance of religious holidays Sep 18
The following is a message about the observance of religious holidays and religious expression at Ohio University.

Process used to investigate, adjudicate reports of student-to-student sexual misconduct revised Sep 18
Ohio University has revised the process it applies when investigating and adjudicating reports of alleged student-to-student sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.

Relationship between diversity, success among topics at first Cultural Conversation Sep 18
Diversity is a key component in most successful companies, including colleges and universities. That was the key message relayed to the audience during the inaugural Cultural Conversation on Sept. 16 in the Baker University Center.

Submissions being accepted for International Education Week photo contest Sep 18
The Office of Education Abroad is holding its annual photo contest in conjunction with International Education Week. This year’s theme is “What does international education mean to me?” and entries are due by Oct. 17.

Workshops: How to access funding from 1804 Fund, Konneker Fund Sept. 23 and 24 Sep 18
Workshops: How to access funding from 1804 Fund, Konneker Fund Sept. 23 and 24

Sep 17
Frontiers of Science to host philosopher Arthur Fine on Sept. 22 Sep 17
Ohio University's Frontiers of Science series will host Arthur Fine, a philosopher of science who specializes in Albert Einstein, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Heritage College dean named to chair national accreditation commission Sep 17
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine haven been named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association.

Heritage College leads the way in teaching primary care Sep 17
Last year, the Heritage College launched its “Introduction to Primary Care” course for first-year students, and college researchers have completed a soon-to-be-published study on its impact.

How to opt-in for text messages [VIDEO] Sep 17
In a few short steps, you can opt-in to receive text notifications from the Ohio University Libraries. If you decide that you no longer want them, you can opt-out at any time.

Instructional innovation survey continues through September 22 Sep 17
Faculty members have until September 22 to complete an instructional innovation survey that was sent by email on Sunday, September 7.

Interfaith Peace Walk celebrates similarities instead of differences Sep 17
The Better Together organization within United Campus Ministries at Ohio University hosted its fourth annual Interfaith Peace Walk on Thursday, Sept. 11 in an effort to spread the message of peace among all faiths.

Libraries’ bicentennial book wins international award Sep 17
University Libraries’ book, “200 Years of Shared Discovery: The Bicentennial of Ohio University Libraries,” was recently named a silver award winner in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards Program In-house Print Publication category.

Patton College holding ‘Why is Public Education Important?’ video contest Sep 17
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is sponsoring a “Why is Public Education Important?" video contest that is open to all current Ohio University students.

Popular science movie 'Particle Fever' returns to Athena Sept. 23 Sep 17
The Athena Cinema will host an encore screening of the popular science film "Particle Fever" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. Nuclear physicists David Ingram and Justin Frantz will introduce the film and conduct a short Q&A following the screening.

Red foxes finding homes in Bobcat Nation Sep 17
Since the beginning of the year, three female red foxes and their kits have been spotted on and around the Athens Campus.

Sook family lays groundwork for new academic center Sep 17
Ohio University announced today a fundraising campaign for a new state-of-the-art academic center, which will be located in the north end zone of Peden Stadium. The Ohio University Foundation received a lead gift commitment of $2.25 million from Perry and Sandy Sook in support of this project.

Study Abroad Info Sessions September 18 on Lancaster Campus Sep 17
Students at Ohio University Lancaster are getting the opportunity to learn about how to make their dreams of studying abroad a reality. Education Abroad and Competitive Awards Info Sessions are being held throughout the day on Thursday, September 18 in Brasee Hall on the Lancaster Campus. The sessions are sponsored by Ohio University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Office of Education Abroad, Global Health Initiatives, and Information and Educational Technology. Representatives from the Athens Campus will be on hand to answer questions.

Sep 16
Black Student Business Caucus gathers students, professionals to discuss entrepreneurship Sep 16
Interactions between student clubs and working professionals are sometimes difficult to organize, but not for the Black Student Business Caucus (BSBC).

Pop culture art exhibit opens this week on Lancaster Campus Sep 16
Art, featuring pop culture icons like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol, is hanging in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts for the next couple of months as part of the latest exhibit.  The exhibit by Lancaster’s own Wayne Williams is a compilation of Williams’ work in the area of pop culture art.

Stabilization package approved to protect Ridges buildings Sep 16
A request for funding to help stabilize and protect several buildings at The Ridges at Ohio University has received approval from the Capital Funding & Priorities Committee (CF&

University Libraries hosting 'Fire to iPhone' exhibit Sep 16
The exhibit is being presented by the College of Arts and Sciences to introduce a new group of themed classes titled “Fire to iPhone: The Technological Human.”

Sep 15
Delegation from Ridges Master Planning Committee travels to Traverse City Sep 15
Select members of The Ridges Master Plan Committee traveled to Michigan to visit a revitalized former Kirkbride facility similar to The Ridges.

Eastern Campus spikers ready to defend crown Sep 15
The Ohio University Eastern Lady Panthers captured the school's initial Ohio Regional Campus state volleyball title in 2013 and are looking to do so again this year.

Food and nutrition sciences celebrates 100th anniversary Sep 15
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of food and nutrition sciences, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting keynote speaker Lori Sigrist, who will lead an interactive workshop that will explore leadership and ethics on a personal level.

Ninth annual Scripps Day to offer new internship funding opportunity Sep 15
Scripps Day will take place Oct. 14 and will feature a new opportunity for Scripps College of Communication students to compete to become Scripps’ Next Top Intern, a designation that carries a $3,500 stipend. Applications are due Sept. 19.

OHIO Sustainability Summit starts Sept. 16 Sep 15
Ohio University will be at the forefront of sustainability initiatives next week as it hosts an innovative Sustainability Summit on the Athens campus, featuring twelve different colleges and universities across Ohio in an effort to educate, collaborate and learn from each other about different sustainability efforts underway across the state.

OHIO faculty, staff transform into student personas for OHIO Guarantee learning event Sep 15
Faculty and staff who often serve as the cornerstone of student learning at Ohio University took full advantage of an opportunity to further educate their students about the new OHIO Guarantee by participating in a creative event designed to be as unique as each of the students they advise.

OUPD conversation about Ferguson, Mo. rescheduled Sep 15
The Ohio University Police Department's scheduled conversation with student organizations to discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Open forums for central calendar upgrade announced Sep 15
The Ohio University community is invited to attend two open forums to evaluate calendar solutions for the OHIO Calendar of University Events. The open forums will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Vasily Eremenko of the Department of Physics and Astronomy Sep 15
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

Students gather at Athena for discussion about Ferguson, Mo. Sep 15
Ohio University students filled the Athena theater on Thursday, Sept. 11 to hear faculty members from the Center for Law, Justice and Culture talk about recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

University employees should update demographic information Sep 15
Ohio University is required to update employee demographic reporting related to both disability and veteran status.

Sep 14
Community Connections: The Center Day Shuffle Sep 14
The Patton College will host the second annual Center Day Shuffle on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Grover Center Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All students, faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Leadership and Advocacy Summit to be held Sunday, Sept. 21 Sep 14
The Patton College of Education will be host the fifth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit: Be the Change! event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in Nelson Commons 146.

Students attend summer religious diversity program Sep 14
United Campus Ministry gave eight Ohio University undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an Interfaith Leadership Institute through their Better Together organization this summer.

Sep 13
Community Service Volunteer Fair to be held Sept. 16 Sep 13
The Campus Involvement Center’s Community Engagement program will be hosting the OHIO Community Service Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, outside the fourth floor of Baker University Center.