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Nov 26
Speaking Bobcats enjoying another successful season
Ohio University Forensics Team, also known as the Speaking Bobcats, continue to impress as they head toward nationals with an excellent record.

Campus Involvement Center to host team of ice carvers Dec. 3
The Campus Involvement Center will be hosting a team of professional ice carvers who will be creating ice sculptures at three locations on the Athens Campus on Wednesday, Dec. 3.

International students celebrate Thanksgiving at Atrium Cafe
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, a steady stream of students at Atrium Cafe in Grover Center experienced a taste of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, carrots and dessert, all prepared and served buffet style by faculty, staff, and students.

Students asked to participate in survey on hunger, food insecurity
OHIO's Counseling and Psychological Services is asking students on the Athens Campus to participate in an online survey about hunger and food insecurity, the results of which will help determine the need for developing a food pantry on the Athens Campus.

Thanksgiving Break in Athens
Ohio University’s Thanksgiving Break begins for all students on Wednesday, Nov. 26 (no classes) and the entire University will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28. <br />For the OHIO students who remain on campus, it will be quieter than usual, but there are a few things happening to help bridge the long holiday weekend.

Nov 25
Palestinian medical doctor advocates for peace as part of International Education Week
“I shall not hate,” were the first four words spoken by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish as he walked onto the stage at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

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Surplus GovDeals

Nov 24
Chemical engineering student receives elite Malaysian honor
An Ohio University chemical engineering doctoral candidate has been named one of 30 students in the nation to receive an outstanding student award from the Embassy of Malaysia and Education Malaysia U.S.A.

In a fix with Netflix
The university has quadrupled the available daytime bandwidth for Netflix.

Nov 21
African American Male Initiative Open Forum is Dec. 1
The newly formed African American Male Initiative Steering Committee will host an open forum about the past and future of African American males at Ohio University from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 in Walter Hall 145.

CLJC student leads new law learning community
Olayemi Olurin has led several Learning Communities during her time at Ohio University, but this year she is mentoring freshmen interested in her own specialization: law.

New scheduling tool can generate class schedules for students
A new tool designed to assist students schedule classes more efficiently without the hassle of manually writing down every scheduling possibility is now available online through PeopleSoft.

Physics & Astronomy interns learn by doing
This summer, 21 majors participated in internships administered through the Department of Physics & Astronomy’s undergraduate summer research program.

Nov 20
Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program celebrates volunteerism
The famed Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program which was designed to address and improve health issues, including the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, recently celebrated the work of graduate and professional students from Ohio University and Ohio State University with a special event in Grover Center.

International dinner kicks off IEW with lively performances, diverse dishes
The International Student Union kicked off Ohio University’s International Education Week festivities with its annual International Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Start Smart workshop teaches women wage negotiations
College women built their negotiation skills, research skills and confidence this week thanks to a Start Smart workshop sponsored by the Ohio University Graduate College and the Ohio University Women’s Center.

Nov 18
Schey Sales Centre Chair finds success, skills through Toastmasters
Schey Sales Centre Chair finds success, skills through Toastmasters

Nov 17
Culinary Services to provide mini Grab N Go location; Boyd Market to remain open during Boyd renovation
Culinary Services to provide mini Grab N Go location; Boyd Market to remain open during Boyd renovation

Marketing Class Moves Beyond Memorization
Marketing Class Moves Beyond Memorization

Shively Court to increase operational hours during Boyd Dining renovations
Shively Court to increase operational hours during Boyd Dining renovations

Testing facility moves to Bromley Hall
Computer-based educational tests, including the GRE, Praxis, and TOEFL, will now be available in the OHIO Testing Services facility, located in the Lower Level of Bromley Hall through the doors on West Union Street.

Nov 16
Officials working with students displaced, affected by uptown fire
Ohio University officials continue to assist and support students displaced and affected by a multiple structure fire that occurred early Sunday morning along Union Street in uptown Athens.

Nov 13
Hillel bone marrow drive receives boost from Health 2020 class
Hillel at Ohio University received a boost in their "Got Swabbed," bone marrow drive from the Health 2020 class. A group of 12 students chose the campaign as part of a two-week, service-learning assignment.

Nov 12
At University Libraries, student employment is a win-win
The thousands of students who have worked at Ohio University Libraries have gained skills and knowledge that have helped them succeed both at the University and in their professional careers while contributing to a 200-year legacy of enabling OHIO’s students, faculty and staff to achieve excellence.

Free yearbook photos for graduating seniors to be taken Nov. 18-20
All Ohio University students who are graduating during the 2014-15 academic year are invited to have their senior portrait taken for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, through Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Honors Collegium on the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

Nov 11
Isle of Eigg: A stop they had to make
The Isle of Eigg wasn't on the schedule. But students took advantage of a free weekend to add a journey to the small island off the coast of Scotland. It turned into an adventure.

Maymester in Italy info session, Nov. 18
Learn more about Ohio University's Maymester in Italy at an Info Session on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Ellis 103. The Maymester in Italy called "Food in Sicily" runs May 10 through 27 in Summer 2015.

Nov 10
OHIO alumnus speaks to sociology class about career in criminal justice
Ohio University alumnus Marc Houk recently spoke to sociology class, “Punishment and Society,” under the instruction of professor Nicole Kaufman in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Nov 7
Ohio University Eastern education students volunteer to help community
Under the direction of Jacqueline Yahn, middle childhood education coordinator/lecturer at Ohio University Eastern, OUE education majors are tutoring middle school students, offering small lesson plans and assisting the teachers of the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center with the 21st Century Grant After School Achievement Program.

Nov 6
Word on the Street - Morning Routines [VIDEO]
Students told us what their morning routines were like and what essentials they needed to keep them going.

Nov 5
Cardboard Camelot postponed
Ohio University’s world-record breaking attempt at creating the largest cardboard structure ever constructed has been temporarily postponed.

Ohio University mechanical engineering student consults on water systems during service trip to Ecuador
Eric Hamman spent part of his final months as a mechanical engineering student at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology not in Athens but in Ecuador, creating for good by assessing water systems as part of a Tropical Disease Institute (TDI) program.

Student helps law firm determine mineral rights during summer internship
Because of the recent drilling boom, property owners may find it important to understand the status of their own interests in the minerals beneath their homes. Ohio University student Alena Klimas recently had the opportunity to work with a law firm that seeks to determine historical lines of ownership in order to ease law suits related to mineral rights.

Students invited to Ohio University Pre-Law Day, Nov. 13-14
On Thursday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 14, Ohio University hosts its annual Pre-Law Day in Baker University Center. The program features 25 OHIO alumni working as legal professionals in a variety of fields.

Nov 4
Campus Sustainability Day features Twitter tour, costume exchange
Ohio University sponsored Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22, and this year's theme was “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community.”

Heritage College Summer Scholars still attracting top students after more than 30 years
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's Summer Scholars program, offered since 1982, gives 22 undergraduate students from around Ohio and the nation a taste of what it’s like to start medical school. In addition to its educational value, the program also serves as an important recruiting tool for the college. The Heritage College Office of Admissions is now accepting applications for next year’s Summer Scholar’s program.

Nov 3
Branding OHIO through a mobile app
Developed primarily with prospective students in mind, OHIO you provides a fun and easy way for individuals to picture themselves at Ohio University.

Nov. 6 Campus Conversation to address free speech, civility, difficult dialogues
“Campus Conversations: Free Speech, Civility and Difficult Dialogues” will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Walter Hall Rotunda on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

Ohio Senator talks leadership and alternative energies with engineering and tech students
Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile gave Ohio University engineering and technology students a challenge Thursday as part of the Robe Leadership Institute seminar. He asked for their help creating alternative energies.

Russ College embraces diversity through Brazilian study abroad program
This year, 35 Brazilian students joined the Russ College of Engineering and Technology by taking part in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. BSMP is a one-year, non-degree scholarship program for Brazilian students in the STEM fields.

Oct 31
Dad's Weekend Pre-Tailgate Party hosted by College of Health Sciences and Professions
Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting a Dad's Weekend Pre-Tailgate Party in Grover Atrium from noon to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 8, prior to the start of the basketball game against Marietta College.

Dads Weekend begins Nov. 7
Dads Weekend, Nov. 7-9, brings plenty of fun activities to enjoy both indoors and outdoors. Read about some of the scheduled happenings.

Transportation Services, Culinary Services collaborate to increase shuttle transportation during Boyd Dining renovation
Ohio University Culinary Services has partnered with Transportation Services to provide additional campus shuttle transit and further connect the campus community to OHIO’s dining locations during Boyd Dining Hall’s approaching renovation

Oct 30
Students, community unite in march for social justice
Hundreds of Ohio University students and community members marched through Uptown Athens and the Athens Campus from the College Green on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to show solidarity in support of racial, social and economic justice and to rally against police brutality in communities worldwide.

Oct 29
Scripps Innovation Challenge kicks off Oct. 30 with panel, Startup Simulator
Ohio University students will experience the frenzy and fun of creating a business idea while learning from students who have blazed their own entrepreneurial paths from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Scripps Innovation Challenge Kickoff in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Oct 27
College of Business celebrates first online MBA cohort graduates
College of Business celebrates first online MBA cohort graduates

Discussion with African-American mothers, daughters explores health, HIV/Aids risk
Professor Michele Berger spoke at Ohio University last week about African-American mothers and the importance of them talking to their daughters about health and HIV/AIDS risk.

Oct 24
New student organization designed for those committed to sober lifestyle
Sober Bobcats offers an opportunity for students to connect with other students with similar interests in a fun and sober environment.

Oct 23
Culinary Services’ new food truck to take center stage on West Green
Beginning Spring Semester 2015, those in search of exciting new food options will need to look no further than just outside of Boyd Dining Hall.

Senior develops mobile app for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Katie Dawes is a senior studying Communication Studies and pursuing a Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture. Her project is a feminist pedagogical mobile application meant to serve introductory level Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) classrooms in two ways.