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Friday, Dec 19, 2014

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Students News

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.

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.