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Jan 30
Ohio University competes to win RecycleMania competition
Ohio University is once again looking to claim top honors in the RecycleMania competition, which starts Monday, Feb. 2 and ends in late March.

Jan 29
BobcaThon Dance Marathon is Feb. 14
The BobcaThon Dance Marathon fundraiser will take place from noon to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 14 in the Baker University Center.

Jan 28
Sibs Weekend is Feb. 6-8
Ohio University will welcome older and younger siblings to campus for Sibs Weekend, Feb. 6-8. There are many events to attend.

Jan 27
Voinovich School accepting applications for undergraduate research
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering undergraduate research scholar funded positions for the­ 2015-2016 academic year.­

Jan 26
SMART Recovery program to debut Feb. 4 on Athens Campus
Starting Feb. 4, free weekly support meetings of SMART Recovery® will be held every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker University Center, room 321. The meetings are open to Ohio University students, faculty and staff and to members of the Athens community.

Two Family Weekends left this year; dates set for next year
As Ohio University gears up for its last two Family Weekends of the 2014-15 academic year – Sibs Weekend on Feb. 6-8 and Moms Weekend on April 10-12 – it’s not too soon to starting planning for next year’s Family Weekends.

Jan 21
OUPD updates campus about reports of sexual imposition
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers emailed the following message to all students, faculty, and staff on the Athens Campus Monday evening:

Jan 20
GRID Lab to host Global Game Jam site
The Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab will host a participation site for the Global Game Jam on Jan. 23 to 25 on the bottom floor of Ohio University's Scott Quadrangle.

OUPD sits down with community over coffee Jan. 22
Officers from the Ohio University Police Department will get to know the faces and voices within the community they serve on Thursday, Jan. 22, when they sit down and enjoy cups of coffee at The Front Room in Baker University Center as part of Coffee with a Cop.

Jan 19
CLDC debuts new ‘pop-in,’ ‘pop-up’ career coaching opportunities
The pop-in career coaching program will occur every Monday from 1 to 3 p.m. at the CLDC on the fifth floor of Baker University Center while the pop-up career coaching program will take place every Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. at various locations on the Athens Campus.

Second year of Margaret Boyd Scholars Program welcomes 20 first-year students
The start of spring semester at Ohio University marks the beginning of a nearly four-year journey filled with academic enrichment and leadership development opportunities for 20 first-year students selected for this year’s class of Margaret Boyd Scholars.

Jan 15
Nomination process for annual student leadership awards underway
Anyone from within or outside the Ohio University community may nominate a student or student organizations for the 14 student leadership awards and scholarships that will be awarded at this year's Leadership Awards Gala, and students may also apply for the awards themselves.

Jan 12
Diversity and Inclusion launches Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors program
Sunday marked the beginning of the inaugural Ohio University Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors program. The group’s mission is to eliminate stereotypes while building inclusive, understanding communities through interactive presentations.

Jan 9
CLDC offering OHIO students two leadership programs spring semester
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center encourages all students to engage in leadership development by participating in one of two opportunities – the 21st Century Leadership Series for all OHIO students or the Foundations Leadership Experience Program for first-year students.

First-year student awarded Zanesville Campus’ Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship
Brittany Bliss is the recipient of the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship at Ohio University Zanesville.

Time lapse shows a day in the life of Alden Library [VIDEO]
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) partnered with Ohio University Libraries to offer a glimpse into a day in the life of Alden Library, but since time is precious, the video has been sped up 400 percent.

Jan 8
Center’s upcoming events include free coffee, relaxation station and Baker Bash
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center is ready to kick off the new year with a slew of student activities that begin the first day of spring semester and continue through April.

Jan 7
ISFS launches Instagram account with 18-day photo contest
International Student and Faculty Services at Ohio University is celebrating the start of spring semester and the launch of its Instagram account with an 18-day photo challenge that offers Bobcats a chance to win OHIO merchandise daily and a grand prize at the end of the contest.

Dec 15
A Dads Weekend 17 years in the making: Photos highlight family’s OHIO legacy
Ohio University hosted its annual Dads Weekend Nov. 7-9, but for first-year OHIO student Catherine Graff and her father, Frank, annual opportunities for the two to explore the campus together began long before she became a Bobcat.

Economics class donates $10,000 to Community Food Initiatives
A unique new course is enabling Ohio University students to become philanthropists in a venture designed to teach them ways to effectively contribute to their communities.

Dec 12
Sexual assault on college campuses top issue for Scripps Innovation Challenge
With sexual assault on college campuses dominating the news in recent weeks, nearly half of this year’s Scripps Innovation Challenge teams at Ohio University will be creating solutions to address this issue.

Dec 11
Student Zainab Kandeh featured on MSNBC website
Ohio University senior journalism major Zainab Kandeh was recently featured in MSNBC's "Women in Politics: College Edition 2014" series. Since March, the online series has highlighted women leaders in student government on college and university campuses

Dec 10
OHIO graduate student awarded collegiate recovery community’s first scholarship
RISE, the official collegiate recovery community of Ohio University, has awarded its first-ever scholarship to OHIO graduate student Danielle S. Roberts.

Residential Housing video outlines residence hall closing procedures
Ohio University Residential Housing has released another episode in its video web series – this one dedicated to reminding students about move-out procedures for winter break.

Dec 9
Appalachia literacy—Stories of history and self-sufficiency
Writing and literacy are splintered worlds in Appalachia.

OUPD chief offers Winter Break safety tips
In the following message, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers offers tips to help the University community avoid being the victim of theft during Winter Break.

Dec 8
New club pairs undergraduates with OHIO medical student mentors
The Ohio University Medical Mentoring Club has been formed to connect pre-medical undergraduate students at both OHIO and partner universities with current Heritage College medical student mentors to help them prepare for, apply to, and get accepted into medical school.

Two students chosen to visit Israel as part of Caravan for Democracy
Students Alexis Chambers and Alexis Apparicio have been chosen to visit Israel as part of the Jewish National Fund’s ‘Caravan for Democracy.’

Dec 7
Word on the Street - Winter [VIDEOS]
In this segment of "Word on the Street" Bianca Hillier asks students what they like about winter and what they plan to do for winter break.

Dec 5
University offers de-stress events and counseling services during finals week
Events on Monday, Dec. 8 at Baker University Center and Alden Library offer students free counseling and ways to ease their anxiety.

Dec 3
OHIO Campus Recycling, Culinary Services, and Lambda Chi Alpha team up to fight hunger this holiday season
Ohio University Campus Recycling, Culinary Services and Lambda Chi Alpha have teamed up for an annual winter break food drive to help fight hunger this holiday season.

­­Students attend Hands Up, Walk Out Summit as follow-up to Occupation Baker
Emotions ran high as students from Ohio University attended a follow-up conversation called the Hands Up Walk Out Summit, or #handsupwalkout Summit, in Baker University Center Theatre Tuesday evening.

Dec 2
Electrical engineering student team one of six chosen for international design competition
A team of five electrical engineering seniors from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology is one of six semifinalist teams competing in the 2015 Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Antenna Design Challenge.

Engineering and physical therapy students collaborate to make space studies program more accessible
Ohio University engineering and physical therapy students are assessing campus accessibility in preparation for International Space University’s (ISU) 2015 Space Studies Program (SSP15), to be hosted by Ohio University this summer.

Dec 1
Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is December 17
The eighth-annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place Wednesday, December 17 in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of the Baker University Center.

Mechanical engineering seniors rack up more national design wins
For the third time in four years, Ohio University mechanical engineering senior design teams have won top national design awards from the James F. Lincoln Foundation (JFLF), bringing their total contest winnings in recent years to more than $100,000.

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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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.