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Tuesday, December 11, 2012
December 2007 Archives

Dec 3, 2007
Fingerhut envisions an expanded role for regional campuses
At a conference last week, Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut told Ohio University regional campus faculty members that he sees Ohio’s community-centered regional campuses, community colleges and adult learning centers playing an integral role within the new University System of Ohio. Full Story...
 
Making a difference one envelope at a time
Ohio University faculty and staff can make a real difference in the life of the Athens community by supporting this year's United Appeal campaign. Pledge cards were delivered via campus mail last week. Full Story...
 
Regional campus faculty look toward a future of growth
Late November is a time for traditional events -- well-established ones, such as Thanksgiving, and for Ohio University's regional campuses, an annual faculty conference. Full Story...
 
Trustees' Governance Committee holds first meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees' Governance Committee held its first meeting on Thursday in Columbus. This new group, chaired by Trustee Norman "Ned" Dewire, will examine matters related to the board's operations. Full Story...
 
WOUB's student professional development director named Ottinger scholar [WOUB]
Mike Rodriguez, director of the student professional development program at the WOUB Center for Public Media, has been selected as one of two national Richard E. Ottinger scholars. Full Story...
 
Dec 5, 2007
HTC student wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship
Bob Arnold, a senior pursuing a combined bachelor's and master's degree in political science, recently learned that he is the third Ohio University student to win a prestigious Marshall Scholarship. Full Story...
 
Ohio University reports highest public-university licensing income in state
Ohio University had the highest licensing income in the state for fiscal year 2006 among public colleges and universities, according to a new survey issued Dec. 4 by the Association of University Technology Managers. Full Story...
 
Dec 6, 2007
Alumnus shares advice on regional marketing
Rick Batyko, of the Cleveland Plus Marketing Alliance and a 1984 Ohio University journalism graduate, shared advice about improving an area's image with about 20 Athens County area leaders at a presentation co-sponsored by Ohio University and the Athens County CEO Group. Full Story...
 
Go Green sweeps Ohio University-Lancaster
Ohio University-Lancaster is committed to its Go Green campaign. The Fall Sweep, which concluded with 1,851 pounds of documents being shredded and recycled, is just one example. Full Story...
 
NCAA volleyball tourney a win for the local economy
During the holiday season, gifts come in all shapes and sizes, and the Athens community warmly welcomed an unexpected one this past weekend as Ohio University's successful bid to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Division I Volleyball Tournament resulted in a nearly $300,000 economic boost to the Athens business community. Full Story...
 
New faculty learning community has green bent
The 20 members of the Kanawha Project, a new Ohio University faculty learning community focusing on the environment, are working to enhance the curriculum of their varied courses by incorporating sound ecological concepts. Full Story...
 
OU-Chillicothe workshop probes distance-learning opportunities
More than 30 Ohio University-Chillicothe faculty and staff members are participating this week in a seminar focused on implementing online learning concepts in the curriculum. Among the new technologies being investigated are podcasting, blogs (online journals), digital images, live data feeds (such as stock tickers), animation and Web pages that combine text, images and other media. Full Story...
 
Science institutes host workshop on university research equipment [Research News]
Ohio University faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a retreat on Monday, Dec. 10, to learn more about equipment available for research activities. The Edison Biotechnology Institute, Diabetes Research Initiative, and BioMolecular Innovation and Technology partnership will host the event from 10:20 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Walter Hall Room 145. Full Story...
 
Dec 10, 2007
Appalachian Scholars program: A Q&A
In anticipation of the Athens campus' third annual Appalachian Scholars information session, 'Outlook' asked Associate Provost for Appalachian Access and Enrichment Programs Richard Greenlee to share his thoughts about the program. Full Story...
 
New zone maintenance model fosters efficiency, shared resources
In an effort to improve its zone maintenance operation, Ohio University recently adopted a new service model and hopes to have it fully implemented by the start of winter quarter. Full Story...
 
Take a piece of campus home for the holidays
Ohio University's Printing and Graphic Services is offering a line of classic gifts featuring images from the university's history. From the 1907 Bobcat football team to a flooded green in the late 1960s, these images capture some of the more personal aspects of the university's history. Full Story...
 
Trustees hear from auditors
The Ohio University Board of Trustees Audit Committee heard from the university's auditors during a meeting Friday at the Pickerington Center. Full Story...
 
Ulloa named fellow of American Physical Society
Professor of Physics and Astronomy Sergio Ulloa has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society for his distinguished contributions to physics research and outreach. The international professional association bestows this prestigious recognition each year on only 0.5 percent of its 46,000 members. Full Story...
 
Dec 13, 2007
Employee Assistance Program helps at the holidays and beyond
The Employee Assistance Program provides support for Ohio University employees, members of their households and dependent students living outside the home whenever feelings of anxiety or depression threaten. Full Story...
 
Learning how to dream again [Ohio Today]
Liberia was Africa's first independent republic, but after a debilitating 14-year civil war, the nation is practically starting over. According to alumnus Marcus Dahn, education remains the best hope for Liberia today -- and one of its greatest challenges. He visited Athens to lay the groundwork for future educational partnerships between Ohio University and institutions of higher learning in Liberia. Full Story...
 
OIT finds tech solutions for learning communities
The Office of Information Technology helped Director of Learning Community Programs Wendy Merb-Brown and her staff manage that office's growth by automating an unwieldy paper application and tracking process. And that's just one example of the work they do to streamline administrative processes at the university. Full Story...
 
Plea reached in Mahony case
A former Ohio University student accused of verbally threatening and shouting racial epithets at two female African-American students in Alden Library in May pleaded guilty in Athens County Municipal Court earlier this week to a fourth-degree misdemeanor charge of persistent disorderly conduct. Full Story...
 
Dec 17, 2007
Everyone was a winner in West 82 gingerbread contest
The good-natured jabs of feisty contestants (and plenty of songs of the season) could be heard throughout Baker University Center's West 82 food court Thursday as 28 teams competed in what is expected to become an Ohio University holiday tradition. Their goal: build the most elaborate, colorful, awe-inspiring gingerbread house possible in the time allotted -- and build a little office camaraderie, too. Full Story...
 
Examining and investing in energy
A recent effort by the Consortium for Energy, Economics and the Environment (CE3) at Ohio University is helping to spur regional economic development through the use of technological advancements in the energy industry. Full Story...
 
John Burns announces retirement
Ohio University's longtime director of legal affairs, John Burns, today announced his retirement. Burns will step down Jan. 1, concluding a career that spanned more than 38 years, the longest of any university lawyer in the state. Full Story...
 
OU-Eastern takes over Bridgeport High for a day
Students at Bridgeport High School in Belmont County didn't know what to expect when they were called to an all-school assembly first thing Friday morning. But they liked what resulted: an entire day devoted to classes and activities revolving around college life led by Ohio University-Eastern faculty and staff. Full Story...
 
Showcase offers forum for biotech researchers, investors
Some of Ohio University's finest biotech research was on display Thursday during an event aimed at raising the visibility of the university and southeast Ohio on the pharmaceutical industry landscape. Full Story...
 
Dec 20, 2007
Chinese engineers tap Russ College expertise
Faculty from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology met this week with Chinese engineers to share research that could affect the future of coal-burning power plants. Full Story...
 
G. Christine Taylor accepts vice president position at Miami University
G. Christine Taylor, Ohio University's director of diversity and access, scholarship and retention programs, has accepted the position of associate vice president for institutional diversity at Miami University effective March 1. Her final day at Ohio University will be Feb. 29. Full Story...
 
Kemper earns organization's Distinguished Service Award
Ohio University's Jim Kemper has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources' Distinguished Service Award in recognition of 16 years of dedicated service to the organization. Full Story...
 
Marshall Scholar honored with billboard
Ohio University senior Bob Arnold, winner of a 2008 Marshall Scholarship, will receive one of the biggest and most unusual holiday presents around: a billboard to be erected in his honor Friday near his home in Dayton. Full Story...
 
Ohio University to close Dec. 24-25, Jan. 1
Ohio University will be closed Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, in observance of the national Christmas Day holiday. The university also will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 1, in observance of the national New Year's Day holiday. Full Story...
 
Dec 21, 2007
Committee on presidential evaluation hears from consultant, receives senate comments
An ad-hoc committee of the Ohio University Board of Trustees charged with examining the procedures for evaluating the performance of the university president heard from a national expert yesterday in Columbus. Full Story...
 
Federal appropriations will help Ohio University increase the quality of life for Ohioans
Ohioans will benefit from several Ohio University projects funded by the Congress in an Omnibus spending bill expected to be signed into law today (Dec. 21) by President George W. Bush. Full Story...
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