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December 2006 Archives

Dec 1, 2006
2007 Lancaster Festival and Ohio University-Lancaster campus welcome renowned pianist
The 2007 Lancaster Festival will kick off its holiday fundraising with "George Winston in concert, an intimate night of solo piano" at Ohio University-Lancaster's Wagner Theatre on Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. Full Story...
 
Computer science student competes with Googles top 100
Usually when you finish in 80th place, it‰s not something to celebrate. But for Honors Tutorial/computer science student Hiep Dinh, it isn‰t a bad place to be. Full Story...
 
Ney Center renaming approved
Ohio University's Board of Trustees met on Friday, Dec. 1, in Columbus, Ohio, where it approved renaming the Robert W. Ney Center for Health and Physical Education at the Ohio University Eastern campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio. Full Story...
 
Revised Ohio University student-athlete conduct policies unveiled
Ohio University Director of Athletics Kirby Hocutt today unveiled the revised Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy at the university's Board of Trustees meeting in Columbus, Ohio. The updated policy outlines violation levels, sanctions and enforcement procedures that will apply uniformly to all student athletes. Full Story...
 
Dec 4, 2006
Ohio student named College Photographer of the Year
Ohio University junior Matt Eich was named 2006 College Photographer of the Year in the annual competition sponsored by the University of Missouri. Judges selected the award-winning pieces from more than 12,500 image submissions by undergraduate and graduate students. Full Story...
 
Ostermann named interim chief information officer at Ohio University
Shawn Ostermann has been named interim chief information officer for Ohio University, President Roderick J. McDavis announced. Ostermann, who specializes in computer networking with expertise in data security, will fill the role while Ohio University continues its national search for a permanent CIO. Full Story...
 
Dec 5, 2006
Ohio University names interim Avionics Engineering Center director
Ohio University has named Michael Braasch, an electrical engineering professor in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, as interim director of the Avionics Engineering Center. Full Story...
 
University program partners with key sports organizations
Ohio University's Sports Administration and Facility Management program is teaming up with leaders in three areas of sports-based expertise to provide the industry with information on premium seating. Full Story...
 
Dec 6, 2006
College and university presidents sign historic agreement on Ohio River
Aboard a barge in the Ohio River, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis joined other college presidents, provosts and deans in signing a memo of understanding that forges a historic educational coalition. Full Story...
 
President Roderick J. McDavis receives Columbus area leadership award
Emby Miller, Ohio University assistant director of diversity programs for the regional campuses and a member of Phi Beta Sigma, and Carter D. Womack, president and CEO of Leadership At Its Best, presented Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis with a 2006 Honorary Leadership Award on Dec. 5. Full Story...
 
Dec 7, 2006
Information session on Appalachian Scholars to be held Dec. 12 in Athens
Ohio University is hosting an information session for high school students and parents on the Ohio University Appalachian Scholars Award Program at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the new Baker University Center Ballroom. Full Story...
 
Dec 8, 2006
Board committee hears presentation on university finances
Ohio University's chief financial officer gave trustees a close-up look at the institution's financial condition yesterday. Full Story...
 
Last call for 'Selections from the Print Collection' and 'Navajo Basketry and Beadwork: Traditions and Innovations'
Two Kennedy Museum of Art exhibits, "Selections from the Print Collection" and "Navajo Basketry and Beadwork: Traditions and Innovations" will both close on Tuesday, Dec. 19. Full Story...
 
Master plan takes a masterful approach
Last week, Ohio University released to its Board of Trustees a 150-page report outlining progress on the first phase of campus master planning. Full of beautiful illustrations and interesting data, the report is most impressive for what it doesn't contain. Full Story...
 
Upward Bound seeks volunteers for new mentoring program
Ohio University's Upward Bound will be implementing a new Internet-based mentoring program in January 2007. The program is currently recruiting student and professional mentors. Full Story...
 
Dec 11, 2006
Ohio University student violinist to perform at Carnegie Hall
Sophomore violin performance major Heather Kufchak will take part in two performances at Carnegie Hall this December with the New York String Orchestra Seminar. She is one of just 43 string players from around the country to be selected for this prestigious professional training program for musicians aged 16 to 22. Full Story...
 
Dec 12, 2006
Center delivers space and services for the extended university community
Athens community members who haven't caught the excitement of the new Baker University Center yet will have an opportunity to do so soon -- they'll be able to make use of the new building and its amenities when it officially opens Jan. 2. Full Story...
 
Dec 13, 2006
Appalachian Scholars hopefuls fill new Baker University Center Ballroom
At what Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis called a "historic event," more than 250 high school seniors and their parents attended the first public gathering at the university's new Baker University Center Ballroom on Dec. 12. They came to learn about one of the university's most unique scholarships. Full Story...
 
Dec 18, 2006
Chillicothe residents offer gift of education to Ross County students
As the holiday season approaches, Chillicothe resident Larry Gates stands out as the antithesis of Scrooge. While Charles Dickens' literary character needed a ghostly reminder to focus on the business of mankind, Gates and his wife, Mary, have been industrious about helping the youth of Ross County attain their dreams for years. Full Story...
 
Complete to Compete makes strides in enhancing opportunities for adult learners
In Eastern Ohio, the four-year-degree completion rate for students age 25 or older is more than 10 percent lower than the national average of 28 percent*. To boost that rate, Ohio University and Kent State University formed a partnership last spring called Complete to Compete. Full Story...
 
Dec 19, 2006
Ohio University to close Dec. 25-26
Ohio University will be closed Monday, Dec. 25, and Tuesday, Dec. 26, in observance of the national Christmas Day holiday. Full Story...
 
University response to the state's minimum wage increase
This fall, Ohio voters passed a constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage across the state. The increase raises the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $6.85 per hour. At Ohio University, this change will only impact student employees. Full Story...
 
Dec 21, 2006
Buy a ticket to the GMAC Bowl and donate it to send a kid to the game
For Bobcat fans seeking last-minute holiday giving ideas, the perfect gift is a phone call away. An Ohio Athletics program lets fans purchase tickets to the GMAC Bowl and donate them to send a kid to the game. The Bobcats will take the field against Southern Mississippi on Jan. 7. Full Story...
 
Dec 28, 2006
Bobcat bowl game ticket deadline is Dec. 29
Fans who want to purchase GMAC Bowl tickets from the Ohio University Athletics Ticket Office must do so by 6 p.m. EST, Friday, Dec. 29. The deadline for fans wanting to donate tickets to the Mobile Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Club of South Alabama or Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Mobile YMCA is also Dec. 29. Full Story...
 
Ohio University to close Jan. 1
Ohio University will be closed Monday, Jan. 1, in observance of the national New Years Day holiday. However, Athens campus residence halls will open at noon and the Housing office will be open from noon to 4 p.m. with limited services available. Full Story...
 
Dec 29, 2006
Bobcat football team to leave for Mobile on Jan. 2
Everyone is invited to gather at Peden Stadium on Tuesday, Jan. 2, to give the Ohio University football team a rousing send-off to the GMAC Bowl in Mobile, Ala. The team and its traveling party will depart at 7:45 a.m. Full Story...
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