Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

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Students News

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.

University and City of Athens urge safety, civility during Halloween weekend
The City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and President Roderick J. McDavis have issued a joint statement with regard to the upcoming Halloween festivities.

Oct 22
Local elementary school partners with OHIO students to inspire reading
Photojournalism students in OHIO’s School of Visual Communication partnered with Amesville Elementary School to create a photomural for the school’s library.

Oct 21
African-American mother, daughter discussion of health, womanhood and HIV risk scheduled for Thursday
Michele Berger, an associate professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Keeping it in the Family: African-American Mother and Daughter Discussions of Health, Young Womanhood and HIV Risk," in Walter Hall 135 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23.

Oct 20
Boyd Dining Hall renovations slated to begin next semester
Ohio University Culinary Services submitted the following letter to the campus community via Compass on Monday, Oct. 20.

Campus Sustainability Day is Oct. 22
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is hosting Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 22, which will include a live Twitter chat during a tour of the Athens Campus, followed by activities in Baker University Center.

Risk Management and Safety fall newsletter available
The October 2014 Risk Management and Safety newsletter features a Q&A with Jill Harris, emergency programs manager, and Halloween safety tips.

Oct 17
Another 2,000 cardboard boxes needed to break Guinness World Record
Ohio University Campus Recycling’s world-record breaking attempt at creating the largest cardboard structure ever constructed is three weeks away, and 2,000 boxes are still needed from students, local businesses, and members of the Athens community in order to surpass the goal of collecting 15,000 boxes.

Oct 16
Mini Involvement Fair scheduled for Oct. 23
All Ohio University students are invited to join the Campus Involvement Center for a Mini Involvement Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. on the third floor of Baker University Center.

Safety tips for Halloween 2014
On Saturday, Oct. 25, an annual Halloween celebration will take over the Uptown area in Athens.

Oct 15
Southern Campus dean enjoys breakfast forum with students
Ohio University Southern Dean Nicole Pennington hosted the first "Doughnuts with the Dean" breakfast forum on Oct. 14.

UPC hosting ‘Fall Festival’ Oct. 16 on South Beach
University Program Council invites all members of the Ohio University community to experience autumn at its “Fall Festival,” which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at South Beach on South Green.

Oct 13
Event at Ping to feature all things Halloween
Members of the Ohio University community are invited to kick off their Halloween celebrations a little early at the Ping Recreation Center’s “Fright Night,” which will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17.

New Allen Center celebrates grand opening
The new and improved Ohio University Allen Center was celebrated during a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

Oct 9
Bobcats celebrate Homecoming by making OHIO-themed art
This week’s “how-to” event was designed with Homecoming in mind and gave Bobcats a chance to bond while creating Ohio University keepsakes.

Oct 8
#NewForYou to celebrate launch of redesigned ohio.edu
Would you like to be on the new ohio.edu? Get your chance with the #NewForYou celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9,

Ninth annual Scripps Day planned for Oct. 14
The ninth annual Scripps Day at Ohio University will take place Tuesday, Oct. 14, and will feature a Scripps Expo, a plenary session and the naming of the Scripps Next Top Intern.

Oct 7
Students asked to cast votes for Homecoming king, queen
Online voting for Ohio University’s 2014 Homecoming king and queen began Monday morning and continues through 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. All Ohio University students are eligible to cast votes.

Oct 6
OHIO Club Sports program participates in National Hazing Prevention Week
The Ohio University Club Sports program recently engaged in the first-ever OHIO Club Sports Hazing Prevention Contest to raise awareness campus-wide about hazing and to generate a conversation about hazing prevention.

Volunteers needed to count supplies for Cardboard Camelot
Ohio University’s Office of Recycling & Refuse has teamed up with the Department of Campus Recreation to create the world’s biggest cardboard structure — called Cardboard Camelot — and volunteers are needed to help count thousands of boxes.

Oct 2
OUPD, APD hold campus conversation to discuss race relations
The Athens and Ohio University police chiefs met with OHIO’s African American community on Thursday, Sept. 25 to help build a relationship between them and discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

Oct 1
Career fair in College of Health Sciences and Professions planned
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.

Marching 110 chosen as nation's best college marching band again
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.

Southern Campus electronic media students taking skills to the football field
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.

Sep 30
Facebook engineer, Russ College alum talks tech with students
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.

Sep 29
Community BBQ with law enforcement set for Sept. 30
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.

Mechanical Engineering seniors win fourth national assistive design competition
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.

No classes on Reading Day on Oct. 3
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
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.

Sep 28
OHIO welcomes new class of Cutler Scholars
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
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
Panel discussion on Ebola epidemic set for Sept. 26
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
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.

Word on the Street - Favorites [VIDEO]
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
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services will not tow cars during this year's Halloween celebration due to safety concerns.

Study Abroad Fair highlights opportunities for international experience
Representatives from more than 50 Ohio University and affiliate programs attended the Sept. 15 Study Abroad Fair where they answered students’ questions and offered them guidance on opportunities to study, intern, teach, work or volunteer at locations around the globe.

Sep 23
Scholars program for first-year women to begin member selection process
Ohio University’s first women’s scholars program encourages all female first-year students interested in becoming engaged, confident and connected leaders on campus to attend one of the upcoming Margaret Boyd Scholars information sessions.

Sep 21
Zanesville students learn about study abroad opportunities
Pramod Kanwar, professor of mathematics, and Sheida Shirvani, academic division coordinator and professor of communication studies, organized a study abroad information session at Ohio University Zanesville recently.

Sep 19
Annual Fall Fest at West 82 Sept. 24
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
“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.

Majors Fair draws more than 1,000 students to Baker Ballroom
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
Ohio University's Parents Weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 26, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28, with many activities planned.

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

Sep 17
Patton College holding ‘Why is Public Education Important?’ video contest
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.

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

Sep 15
Ninth annual Scripps Day to offer new internship funding opportunity
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.

OUPD conversation about Ferguson, Mo. rescheduled
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.

Students gather at Athena for discussion about Ferguson, Mo.
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.