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'Appalachian Roots at Ohio University' panel discussion scheduled for Feb. 8

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2006) -- A panel discussion titled "Appalachian Roots at Ohio University" will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker University Center's 1804 Lounge. Dan L. Evans, dean of the Ohio University Southern Campus, will be the moderator. The panel will feature a welcome by President Roderick J. McDavis.

The panel is the sixth in a series of public conversations with Ohio University faculty and staff highlighting diversity at Ohio University. The series, which is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Office of the President, the Office of the University Ombuds, the Office for Institutional Equity and the MLK Committee, highlights existing diversity within the Ohio University community. Feb. 8 panelists are:

  • Charlie Ray Adkins Mason, Carpenter Shop, Facilities and Auxiliaries President, AFSCME Local 1699
  • Rosemary S. Butcher Administrative Coordinator, College of Medicine – Academic Affairs
  • Sharon Ann Denham Professor, Nursing
  • Rich Greenlee Associate Professor and Chair, Social Work
  • Mick L. Harris Director, Maintenance and Operations, Facilities Management
  • Mary Gibbons Mize Administrative Assistant, Counseling and Higher Education

The purpose of this series of lunch-hour panels is to provide an opportunity for people to gather and hear first-hand what the experiences of different diverse groups on campus bring to Ohio University and to our community. It will feature personal narratives as well as suggestions for making Ohio University a more inclusive and diverse place. Everyone is invited.

A project sponsored by the Office of the University Ombuds, the Office for Institutional Equity, the Office of the Provost, the Office of the President, and the MLK Committee

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