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Terry Hogan Student Affairs Division Promotions Announced
Four staff promotions within Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs were announced by Vice President for Student Affairs Michael Sostarich. The promotions include: Terrence J. Hogan, who has served as interim dean of students for the past two years, has been promoted to dean of students. Richard Carpinelli has been promoted to assistant vice president and director of Baker University Center. Carpinelli has served as interim assistant to the vice president for student affairs for the past two years and as director of University Judiciaries since 1986.

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Ohio Football to Hold 'Choose Your Seat' Day August 19
Ohio football will hold a "Choose Your Seat" Day on Saturday, August 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Peden Stadium. Bobcat fans will have the opportunity to select and purchase season tickets for the 2000 home season for Ohio football. Also, everyone who purchases season tickets will be eligible for a drawing for two additional tickets, and free coffee and donuts will be served.

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OU-COM Presents Seminar on Helping the Elderly Remain Safe Drivers August 21
Determining when an adult is no longer able to drive safely is a decision that is difficult for everyone involved. Keith Peterson will present an informational seminar, "The Aging Driver: Who Decides when Enough is Enough?" on Monday, Aug. 21, at O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Room B-9, from noon to 1 p.m. Peterson's presentation will cover different problems older drivers face such as vision, arthritis, diabetes and medications. He will also discuss how the insurance industry views older drivers, tips for older drivers and ways to help the elderly deal with admitting they are no longer able to drive safely.

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College of Communication Alums, Nominate Your Favorite Faculty Mentor
The College of Communication announces a new award to recognize faculty commitment to student mentoring: the L.J. Hortin Faculty Mentor Award. The award will be given to one current or former faculty member each fall. College of Communication alumni are encouraged to nominate a current or former faculty member by writing to Dean Kathy Krendl. Nominations for the 2000 award must be received by October 10.

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Fulbright Scholars Come to the End of Their Ohio University Visit
A total of 44 Fulbright Scholars from over 30 countries around the globe have been studying English and learning American culture at Ohio University. Classes will end for them Friday, August 18 and they'll disperse to various graduate schools around the U.S., but three will be studying in Athens in the fall.

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University Runway Proposal Meets Environmental Guidelines, FAA Says
The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a "finding of no significant impact," or FONSI, in response to Ohio University's request to extend its airport runway. The Environmental Assessment submitted by the university was approved last month by the FAA's Detroit regional office. The FAA approved the university's request to extend the existing airport runway in Albany from 4,200 feet to 5,600 feet, and to extend a parallel taxiway.

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Mother and Son to be Medical Students at OU-COM
To a lot of students, the idea of going to medical school with your mother or with your son may not be the most appealing thought. After all, even siblings who attend the same school often dread comparisons to each other. But for Rita and Philip Roberts, who this fall will become the first mother and son to simultaneously attend Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), learning together is second nature.

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Ohio University Completing Computer Initiative Ahead of Schedule
Technicians and student workers are completing the installation of state-of-the-art computers and printers in Ohio University's 40 residence halls, providing students with high-speed Internet access when they return for classes in September. The installation completes an initiative begun May 18, 1999, when university President Robert Glidden unveiled a plan to equip all residence hall rooms with computers. Last fall, Ohio University became the first state-assisted university in Ohio to provide freshmen with computers in their rooms after 2,106 Gateway computers were installed in 23 residence halls.

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Athletics
2000 Ohio Football Schedule and Times Announced
Ohio University announced times for its 2000 football schedule. Ohio's games at Peden Stadium feature two night games at 7 p.m. -- Tennessee Tech on Sept. 16 (the first home game) and Buffalo on October 7. Season and single game tickets for Ohio University's 2000 football season are currently on sale. Season tickets are $45 for the public and $40 for faculty and staff. Single game tickets are available for both home and away games. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call the Ohio Athletics Ticket Office at 740-593-1300 or 1-800-575-CATS.

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Regional Campuses
Underground Railroad Chautauqua at Ohio University-Zanesville
"Freedom's Train," an Underground Railroad Chautauqua, will be presented on Tuesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. in Ohio University-Zanesville's auditorium. Chautauqua presents history in its most compelling form -- first person historical characterizations. "Freedom's Train" will feature the one-woman show "The Escape of Jane," a compelling historic drama of a runaway slave's harrowing road to freedom. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Ohio University Southern Campus Appoints Local News Personality to Development Position
Ohio University Southern Campus takes a step toward the future with the employment of an assistant dean for development. OUSC Dean Bill Dingus has named Bob Smith, former news anchor for WSAZ and WOWK, to the new position. Smith will head a fund raising campaign designed to take Ohio University and the Southern Campus into the 21st century.

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  • This Weekend's Events

  • Part of South Green Dr., N. McKinley Ave. Closing August 22

  • OU-COM is Offering Free Childhood Immunizations This Month

  • Kennedy Museum Offers "Woven Vessels," "Remington Bronzes" Exhibits

  • Summer Hours Continue Through September 1

  • Major Portion of Lot #109 Closed

  • Training for Web-based Teaching Tool Available

  • Transportation from Athens to Columbus Available
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