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Oct 1
Career fair in College of Health Sciences and Professions planned Oct 1
The College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting a career fair from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 3, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Chillicothe Campus faculty members make their mark Oct 1
Faculty members earn honor, publish textbook and other news from OU-C

Marching 110 chosen as nation's best college marching band again Oct 1
For the second time, the Ohio University Marching 110 has been awarded the top spot in the CollegeSports-fans.com "Best College Marching Bands" rankings.

Science Café Oct. 8: Brooke Hallowell to discuss assessing comprehension in adults with neurological disorders Oct 1
Brooke Hallowell, Ohio University professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been developing novel eye tracking methods to assess comprehension in adults who have a variety of neurological disorders.

Southern Campus electronic media students taking skills to the football field Oct 1
Ohio University Southern electronic media students are spending their Friday nights on local football fields, practicing the skills they're learning in television production and broadcast.

Theater's first play "bobrauschenbergamerica" opens Oct. 1 Oct 1
Ohio University's Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present the play "bobrauschenbergamerica," at 8 p.m. Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 8-11.

Sep 30
Facebook engineer, Russ College alum talks tech with students Sep 30
A group of engineering students got a rare glimpse behind the scenes of Facebook’s operations on Thursday during a "tech talk" with Russ College alumnus Justin Teller, BSEE ’02, who spoke about his work on the social media giant’s data monitoring team.

Homecoming 2014 is a Bobcat Family Reunion Sep 30
Ohio University’s 92nd Homecoming celebration is sure to make Bobcats feel right at home, with family reunion-themed events, décor and entertainment all week long. This year’s theme “Bobcat Family Reunion” echoes a familiar OHIO sentiment, once you return to Athens; it feels like you never left.

Lancaster Campus Theatre offering $5 opening night tickets for "The Elephant Man" Sep 30
Students, faculty, staff and community members can see the opening night of OUL Theatre’s upcoming production for just $5. Theatre Director Victor Jones is offering the opening night discounted ticket price for the first time during the production of “The Elephant Man.”

Laurel McMechan to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern Sep 30
Boston artist Laurel McMechan will be exhibiting her artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery Oct. 6-23. The opening reception for the exhibit will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 11 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.

OHIO receives USDOE grants for additional security at Konneker and Edwards Sep 30
The Office of Risk Management and Safety has been awarded two grants from the U.S. Department of Energy totaling $210,000 to upgrade security systems at the Konneker Research Center and Edwards Accelerator Laboratory.

Opportunities abound with sixth annual Women of Appalachia Events Sep 30
Women residing in Appalachia will once again have the opportunity to share their fine art creations and make their voices heard when submitting their visual and spoken word art for possible inclusion in the annual Women of Appalachia events.

University Registrar releases report on final grades, examinations for fall semester Sep 30
University Registrar Debra Benton has released a report to faculty and staff about final grades and examinations for fall semester.

Sep 29
Classified employees to be honored for service on Oct. 2 Sep 29
Ohio University's Classified Senate will host its annual Service Awards event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Community BBQ with law enforcement set for Sept. 30 Sep 29
The Athens Police Department and Ohio University Police Department, with the help of the Joint Police Advisory Council, are sponsoring a community barbecue on Sept. 30 at the intersection of South Court Street and Park Place.

Constitution Day speaker lectures on sexual violence and law Sep 29
The OHIO Center for Law, Justice & Culture recently hosted Marc Spindelman, the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law at Ohio State University, for a public lecture in recognition of Constitution Day.

Culinary Services’ Steam Station Café now open in the West Union Street Office Center Sep 29
Grabbing a fresh coffee, snack, sandwich or salad just became a little easier for Ohio University employees and students near the West Union Street Office Center.

Dabelko, Conca create fifth edition of Green Planet Blues Sep 29
International environmental politics are constantly changing, and even experts sometimes struggle to keep up with the latest developments. Since its first publication in 1995, however, "Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics" has been a foundational resource for understanding the scope of environmental issues.

Induction of new Emeriti Association members Sep 29
Thirty-two members of the OHIO community were granted emeritus or emerita status by the Ohio University Board of Trustees at its June meeting, and 13 of these attended the Emeriti Association’s September 18 meeting for the formal induction program.

Inside/Outside talk with artist Peter Heidtmann is Oct. 2 Sep 29
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art will host a Inside/Outside talk by artist Peter Heidtmann at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Lancaster Economic Development Director R. Michael Pettit Sep 29
R. Michael Pettit took the road less traveled when he graduated from Sheridan High School in Somerset in 1974.  He didn’t go straight to college, he signed up for the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service, Pettit got married, started a family and then started taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster.  It’s funny how life works sometimes because Pettit’s trip down the road less traveled led him to a career where a road was named after him.

Last chance to help shape the CUE Sep 29
All members of the University community are invited to complete a survey and share their opinions on which vendor should be used for the OHIO Calendar of University Events upgrade.

Latest campus crime statistics available online Sep 29
The annual security compliance document is available on the Ohio University Police Department website.

Mechanical Engineering seniors win fourth national assistive design competition Sep 29
For the fourth time in six years, an Ohio University mechanical engineering senior design team has won first prize in the Ability One Design Challenge, a competition to design devices or systems to increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities.

NIH awards more than $3 million to fund Heritage College health research Sep 29
In the past two months, the National Institutes of Health have awarded more than $3 million to researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The funding will support the health-related studies of five college scientists.

No classes on Reading Day on Oct. 3. Sep 29
Ohio University students can count on Reading Day on Friday, Oct. 3 to give them a break from classes and a chance to prepare for mid-term assessments and assignments.

OHIO Discovery Day gets underway Saturday Sep 29
Campus tours will seem larger than usual this Saturday, Oct. 4, as Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective students and their families to this fall’s first OHIO Discovery Day.

OHIO offices to show Homecoming spirit with decorating contest Sep 29
In an effort to get Ohio University students, faculty and staff in the spirit of Homecoming, the Campus Involvement Center and the Alumni Association are encouraging all University offices to decorate their space as part of the 2014 “Paint the Office Green” decorating contest.

OUPD hosts active shooter training sessions for community Sep 29
The Ohio University Police Department is hosting two active shooter training sessions for community members

Passport to The OHIO Guarantee event to be held Oct. 7 Sep 29
The second event in a three-date offering to help educate the Ohio University community about the new tuition and fee structure, The OHIO Guarantee, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall rotunda. The event is open to all members of the University community – faculty, staff and students.

Quad Rugby fundraising event set for Saturday, Oct. 4 Sep 29
Wheelchairs and rugby might not be an obvious connection to many sports fans, but for members of the Buckeye Blitz quad rugby team, it is a part of daily life.

WATH 970 AM to host University leaders on morning radio show Sep 29
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 28
OHIO welcomes new class of Cutler Scholars Sep 28
The Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomes eight new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship.

Student organizations to compete in Homecoming service project Sep 28
During Homecoming Week, Ohio University’s Student Alumni Board and its Campus Involvement Center will be hosting Pack the Pantry, a canned food drive benefitting the Athens County Food Pantry.

Sep 25
Alumni in federal government gather at Washington D.C. event to honor outstanding service to the U.S. Sep 25
Ohio University alumni gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. September 18 to reconnect with each other and OU officials and to honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.<br /><br />The annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon brings together Bobcats who hold positions serving the U.S. government. The event, which is in its third year, includes the presentation of the Outstanding Federal Government Alumni Award. This year’s honor went to 1990 alumna Lt. Col. Gretchen Dietrich.<br />

Archaeologist to speak on Lancaster Campus about climate change research Sep 25
Scientists and researchers all over the world are talking about climate change and how it will impact our lives. An environmental archaeologist who grew up in Lancaster and will be speaking at Ohio University Lancaster next month believes she knows one thing we need to do to deal with climate change because she is studying how another culture dealt with the same issue.

Employees to receive letters, emails about COMP 2014 Project Sep 25
Letters will be provided to 1,900 classified non-bargaining unit and administrative employees in the next few days that contain detailed information about the Compensation 2014 Project and how it will directly affect them. Hard copy letters will be distributed within the planning units, followed by an email version on Oct. 2.

Faculty receive Presidential Teacher Awards Sep 25
Ten faculty members were honored Wednesday afternoon as recipients of the Presidential Teacher Award, which recognizes full-time tenured faculty who consistently inspire students and colleagues through academic excellence inside and outside the classroom.

Innovation Center announces fall open house dates for 3D printer Sep 25
OHIO students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, can learn about how to use the 3D printer for research, creative work and entrepreneurial activities.

OHIO named Military Friendly School® for fourth consecutive year Sep 25
Ohio University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School® for the fourth consecutive year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Panel discussion on Ebola epidemic set for Sept. 26 Sep 25
A panel discussion that focuses on the Ebola epidemic will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 in Bentley Hall Room 124.

Post-secondary student gains research experience in physics Sep 25
Gabriela Popa, assistant professor of physics at Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus, encourages her students to take the classroom experience and build on the knowledge gained through research opportunities at the students’ comfort level.

Printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. addresses civil rights in new exhibition Sep 25
Printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. engaged his Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art audience by taking them behind the curtain of his "Lyrics of My People" exhibition.

Proctorville Center welcomes crowd for community education seminar Sep 25
More than 100 people attended a community education seminar on the benefits of the Paleo Diet, presented by Dr. Jane Kurucz, at Ohio University's Proctorville Center.

Program at Ping Center offers parents a day off, night out Sep 25
For the first time ever, the Ping Employee Relations Club is offering a program designed to lend a helping hand to busy parents while raising funds for the club. The Parents’ Night Out program is being held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, while the Parents’ Day Off program is being offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.

Security tips: Using the cloud securely Sep 25
Keep these tips in mind when you consider using a cloud provider to store your personal files and data.

Word on the Street - Favorites [VIDEO] Sep 25
Despite bringing schoolwork and cooler temperatures, students welcome the fall season as it means coming back to Athens and seeing old friends.

Sep 24
Campus parking permit holders will not be towed this Halloween Sep 24
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services will not tow cars during this year's Halloween celebration due to safety concerns.

Chillicothe Campus students show their creativity Sep 24
Publication highlights writing and creative expression while building sense of learning community

Concert series welcomes Ingrid Michaelson with special guest Rogue Valley Sep 24
The Ohio University Concert Series announces the addition of Ingrid Michaelson with special guest Rogue Valley on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.