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Apr 1, 2010
Roots of Sustainability: Exploring Organics
This year, Earth Month focuses on sustainability issues surrounding the most fundamental of human needs: food. This weekly series seeks to address many aspects of a sustainable food system, including organic, local, vegetarian and vegan choices. Full Story...
 
Apr 2, 2010
Altenburger awarded Goldwater Scholarship [ohiobobcats.com]
Multi-sport Ohio student-athlete Kristen Altenburger has been awarded the 2010 Goldwater Scholarship. The sophomore who participates in cross country and track and field at Ohio University has a 4.0 GPA in her college career while majoring in mathematics. Full Story...
 
Baker Peace Conference to explore women's rights
The 2010 Baker Peace Conference continues Friday with the theme "Women's Rights are Human Rights." Three panel discussions are scheduled beginning at 9:30 a.m. and concluding at 5 p.m. Full Story...
 
Lancaster to host recycling and disposal event [Regional News]
Health and safety of the community, beyond "recycle, reduce, reuse," is the focus during the Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off, to be held in the north parking lot at Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike, on Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. until noon. Full Story...
 
Oasis Business Plan Competition underway [Business]
The ?2010 Oasis Business Plan Competition,? provides an exciting opportunity for students to develop a business plan for the former site of the Oasis restaurant. It runs March 30 to May 21 with cash prizes for the top three teams. Full Story...
 
University mourns student death
The Ohio University community is mourning the loss of student Kurt D. Jacobs, who died in a car crash on Thursday evening near his hometown of North Ridgeville, Ohio. Full Story...
 
Apr 4, 2010
Parking lots around Convo unavailable on Friday
Ohio University Athens campus parking lots 127 and 128, which surround the Convocation Center, will be closed to university vehicles at 11 p.m. on Thursday and remain closed through Friday. Full Story...
 
Apr 5, 2010
2010 Commencement speakers announced
Ohio University announced that alumna Melanie R. Sabelhaus and Communication Studies professor Lynn M. Harter will serve as this year's undergraduate and graduate commencement speakers, respectively. Full Story...
 
Lancaster campus to host Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off Event [Regional News]
Health and safety of the community, beyond ?recycle, reduce, reuse,? is the focus during the Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off, to be held in the north parking lot at Ohio University Lancaster Campus, 1570 Granville Pike, on Saturday, April 10, 9 a.m. until 12 noon. Full Story...
 
Ohio University Compass arrives this spring
Ohio University Compass, the redesigned online news source coming this spring, is a university resource that was designed with the community's needs and input in mind. Full Story...
 
Apr 6, 2010
Counselor and consultant to speak in McCracken Lecture Series [Education]
Alumnus Lynn Rinehart will return to McCracken Hall for the spring installment of the McCracken Lecture Series. The lecture will begin at noon on April 19, 2010 in McCracken Hall's Curriculum and Technology Center, Room 215. Full Story...
 
Lancaster EMT-Paramedic training program re-certified
The Emergency Medical Technician ? Paramedic (EMT-P) Training Academy at Ohio University Lancaster Campus, now in its fifth year, has been re-certified by the State of Ohio, Department of Public Safety, EMS. Full Story...
 
Microsoft outage affects CatMail [OIT]
Between 4 p.m. April 5 and 2 p.m. April 6, Microsoft had problems with their Outlook Live service that may have prevented some undergraduate students from sending or receiving e-mail via CatMail. Full Story...
 
Ohio University in the Media: Winter 2010
Ohio University in the Media: Winter 2010 Full Story...
 
Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media is Thursday [Communication]
The second annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media will take place on April 8 at the Baker University Center. The focus of this year?s symposium is ?Convergence, Confluence or Confusion: The Impact of New Media.? Full Story...
 
Writing and working through winter
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) continues to meet the challenges of a changing university head on, providing excellence in written, visual and graphic communications. Full Story...
 
Apr 7, 2010
Campus Involvement Center to host poverty simulation
The Second Harvest Food Bank will facilitate an interactive poverty simulation from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, in Baker University Center Ballroom A. Full Story...
 
Crime alert issued for sexual imposition incident near campus
The Athens City Police Department issued a crime alert after a woman reported that at approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, she was a victim of sexual imposition near campus. Full Story...
 
Music beats math anxiety, studies find [Research Communications]
Ohio University professors Gene and Kamile Geist have spent the last few years collaborating on research that shows that music can help children to interact with their world mathematically from a very early age. Full Story...
 
Apr 8, 2010
E-newsletter coming soon
In the spring, Ohio University will launch Compass Points, an e-mail newsletter that will feature succinct stories and news that fits the interests and concerns of Ohio University's 4,780 full and part-time faculty and staff. Full Story...
 
Apr 9, 2010
Garrison Keillor to perform at OHIO on Tuesday
Garrison Keillor, host of the popular radio show "A Prairie Home Companion," will perform live at 7:30 p.m. April 13, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Full Story...
 
Grammy nominated pianist visits campus
Visiting artist and Grammy-nominated pianist Andrew Russo will perform a special recital and lecture, titled ?Modern Music that Doesn?t Bite Back,? at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at the School of Music Recital Hall in Glidden Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Full Story...
 
Keynote speaker opens BPC with discussion, controversy
On Thursday evening, best-selling author, activist, and former member of Dutch Parliament Ayaan Hirsi Ali opened the Baker Peace Conference (BPC) with a telling of her own story growing up as a Muslim woman in Africa and Saudi Arabia. Full Story...
 
Kids in College program enters 31st year in Lancaster [Regional News]
If ?Baby Diapers, Slime, Rainbows and Roller Coasters? aren?t your things, maybe ?Flying Art? holds more appeal. These are just two of the many courses to explore this summer during Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Full Story...
 
Road and lane closings begin April 12
Phase 1 of the City of Athens' improvement plan for the Richland Avenue Bridge and the installation of a roundabout will begin Monday and is slated for completion on June 11. Full Story...
 
Rooting for "The Waiting List"
Members of the OHIO community are seeking funding from Pepsi to help tell organ transplant patients tell their stories to the world, they but need community support and viewer votes to obtain it. Full Story...
 
Apr 10, 2010
Teacher Recruitment Consortium set for Friday
Ohio University's Office of Career Services will host its annual spring Teacher Recruitment Consortium from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the Convocation Center. Full Story...
 
Apr 12, 2010
Appalachian health falls short
Rates for diabetes, heart attacks and obesity are higher than the national rates in nine Appalachian counties, according to a recent study by Ohio University?s Appalachian Rural Health Institute and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Full Story...
 
Family weekends, Homecoming dates scheduled for 2010-11
Ohio University has announced the dates of its Family Weekends and Homecoming for the 2010-11 academic year. Full Story...
 
Roots of Sustainability: Local eating
This year, Ohio University's Earth Month observation focuses on sustainability issues surrounding the most fundamental of human needs: food. This weekly series seeks to address many aspects of a sustainable food system, including organic, local, vegetarian and vegan choices. Full Story...
 
Apr 13, 2010
Brick Monkey to perform reading of new Charles Smith play
Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble will perform a free informal reading of Ohio University playwright Charles Smith?s new play, "The Gospel According to James," at 7:30 p.m. Sunday in the Glidden Hall Recital Room. Full Story...
 
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner has an University connection [OU Press]
The winner of Ohio University Press's 13th annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize was Will Wells, who received his M.A. in English from Ohio University in 1977. While at Ohio University, Wells had a warm relationship with Hollis Summers, a distinguished poet who made Athens the subject of many of his poems. Full Story...
 
Reel world experience [Research News]
Ruth Bradley, the director of the Athens International Film and Video Festival, splits her time as an associate professor of film and director of the university?s Athens Center for Film and Video. She oversees the 40 or so students who work on the film festival as promoters, box office attendants, and prescreeners for the films that will eventually make it to the theater. Full Story...
 
Two students win competitive Critical Language Scholarships
Kayleigh Forhan and Jill Granberg have received the highly acclaimed Critical Language Scholarship. The program offers intensive overseas summer studies to U.S. students in an array of critical languages. Full Story...
 
Apr 14, 2010
Ben Harper and Relentless7 to play on Friday
Two-time Grammy Award winner Ben Harper and Relentless7 will perform at 8 p.m. Friday in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Full Story...
 
Bobcats Finish 10th at 2010 UK Bluegrass Invitational
The Ohio men's golf team finished 10th this weekend at the 2010 UK Bluegrass Invitational in Lexington, Kentucky. Full Story...
 
Great job!
Outlook features a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation. Full Story...
 
Lancaster campus offers Kids in College for 31st year [Regional News]
Kids in College, now in its 31st year, is especially designed for children completing grades three through eight, and will be held in week-long sessions June 14-18 and 21-25, and June 28- July 2 at the Lancaster campus. Full Story...
 
Stalagmite reveals carbon footprint of early Native Americans [Research News]
A new study led by Ohio University scientists suggests that early Native Americans left a bigger carbon footprint than previously thought, providing more evidence that humans impacted global climate long before the modern industrial era. Full Story...
 
Apr 15, 2010
Classified employee raising money for English warship
Tonya Seelhorst's admiration for former King of England Henry VIII has led her down a new and interesting path. Seelhorst, an administrative associate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering recently became the first United States appeal ambassador for the Mary Rose 500 Appeal. Full Story...
 
OU-COM to assist physicians with electronic records [OU-COM]
An organization led by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) will receive more than $1.8 million to assist 404 primary care physicians in 19 Southeastern Ohio counties with implementing electronic medical records for their practices. Full Story...
 
Second Hiphop Expo to take place Saturday
Ohio University will host the second annual B.E.A.T.S. (Building Education through the Arts and Transforming Society) Hiphop Expo from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. April 17 in Grover Center Room W115. Full Story...
 
Apr 16, 2010
Holocaust survivor to share story on Tuesday
Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin will share her story at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Baker University Center Theatre. Full Story...
 
University collaborates with Ohio State on state climate change study
Ohio University will partner with Ohio State University to study the impact of climate change policy in Ohio. Governor Ted Strickland announced Thursday the universities won $500,000 in federal stimulus money for the study, which will identify a course of action for the state to enact federal climate change policies. Full Story...
 
Apr 18, 2010
Bobcat Blitz is Saturday
On Saturday, Ohio Athletics and the Center for Sports Administration are partnering to bring Ohio fans a day of family fun with the fifth annual Follett's University Bookstore Bobcat Blitz. Full Story...
 
Four students land competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowships [Research News]
Ohio University has received the highest number of awards in one year to date from the National Science Foundation?s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a highly competitive program that provides individual students with a three-year annual stipend and educational allowances of $40,000 to further their education. Four current and recently graduated Ohio University students were notified this spring of their successful application to the program. Full Story...
 
Ohio University Research Committee provides more than $94,000 for early-stage faculty research, creative work [Research News]
Matthew Friday is one of 13 faculty members who were awarded funding during the fall and winter cycles of the OURC program this year, which provided a total of $94,574 for early-stage research, scholarship and creative works. The OURC, which is funded by the Vice President for Research at Ohio University, is focused on supporting junior faculty members, as well as new projects for senior faculty members. Full Story...
 
Apr 19, 2010
Alumna Nancy Cartwright inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame [Communication]
University students, faculty, staff and alumni crowded into Baker Center Ballroom Sunday evening to celebrate excellence in the Scripps College of Communication and to induct celebrated alumna Nancy Cartwright into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame. Cartwright is well-known for her work as a voice artist, most notably for voicing Bart Simpson and other characters on the hit animated sitcom, ?The Simpsons,? since 1989. Full Story...
 
Board of Trustees holds spring meeting
At its quarterly meeting today, the Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed and reviewed Ohio University's current condition and plans for its future. Full Story...
 
First Community Disposal Day/Drug Drop Off at Lancaster campus a success [Regional News]
Thousands of pounds of drugs have been diverted from the streets and waste stream, and other materials recycled in various ways, thanks to the first Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off at Ohio University Lancaster campus on Saturday, April 10. Full Story...
 
Ohio College and University Presidents' Conference to be streamed online
On Tuesday Sen. Sherrod Brown will host the Ohio College and University Presidents' Conference in Washington, D.C. The event will be streamed live from the U.S. Capitol's Visitor's Center. Full Story...
 
Pre-Law Day set for Friday
Ohio University will host Pre-Law Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday in the Baker University Center. The event is designed to foster better understanding of careers in the legal profession and the place that law has in our society. Full Story...
 
Registration underway for Chillicothe campus' Kids in College summer program for youth [Regional News]
Registration is underway for the Kids in College program on the Ohio University-Chillicothe campus. The schedule for 2010 includes sessions from June 14-18, June 21-15 and June 28- July 2. Registration deadline is May 28. Full Story...
 
Roots of Sustainability: Beekeeping
This year, Ohio University's Earth Month observation focuses on sustainability issues surrounding the most fundamental of human needs: food. This weekly series seeks to address many aspects of a sustainable food system, including organic, local, vegetarian and vegan choices. Full Story...
 
Third Frontier program up for a May vote
Ohio's Third Frontier program is up for renewal, and early voting is under way for the May 4 election. If passed, the job-creating program would be renewed through 2016. Full Story...
 
University improves RecycleMania records
According to final RecycleMania results, released Friday, OHIO's Athens campus outperformed its previous Gorilla Prize records in this year's 10-week intercollegiate recycling challenge by over 160,000 pounds of recyclables. Full Story...
 
Apr 20, 2010
"Boat of Knowledge" project lands $2.6 million grant [Research News]
Ohio University engineering and science graduate students and regional high school science teachers will board a boat on the Ohio River starting this summer to conduct water quality research and learn new skills to engage area teens in science. The National Science Foundation has awarded Ohio University a five-year, $2.6 million grant for the project, "The Boat-of-Knowledge in the Science Classroom (BooKS in Classroom)." Full Story...
 
2010 Hicks honoree to address educator sexual misconduct on Monday [Education]
Charol Shakeshaft, professor and chair of the Department of Education Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University and Ohio University 2010 Samuel I. Hicks Executive-in-Residence, will deliver a keynote address on Monday for Ohio University students, faculty and staff. She will discuss her recent research on educator sexual misconduct and her ongoing work with females in leadership roles. Full Story...
 
New Commuter Student Lounge is valuable resource
Developing a connection to Ohio University is a challenge for any first-year student, but commuter students face an additional challenge because they don't live on campus. This challenge was made easier in January, when the Commuter Student Lounge opened in Bromley Hall. Full Story...
 
Apr 21, 2010
Christian Rap Concert to take place on Saturday
Divine Covering and Anointed Ministries, Ohio University student organizations, will host two free events on Saturday in Seigfred Hall 519 with the intention of introducing the campus community to Christian rap music. Full Story...
 
Democracy conference convenes on Thursday
On Thursday, the George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics & Institutions at Ohio University will host the major international conference "Making Democracy: Violence, Politics and the American Founding." Full Story...
 
Director of counseling & psychological services finalists to visit campus
Three finalists for the director of counseling & psychological services position will visit campus in the coming weeks, beginning Thursday. Each of the finalists will meet with the campus community during an open forum. Full Story...
 
Holocaust survivor shares story on campus
Holocaust survivor Nesse Godin delivered a touching speech inside a crowded Baker University Center Theatre on Tuesday night as part of Ohio University's Holocaust Memorial Program. Full Story...
 
Large OHIO contingent expected at first USO Sustainability Conference
Ohio University expects to have one of the largest representations among institutions participating in the inaugural University System of Ohio (USO) Sustainability Conference, April 27, in Columbus. As of Wednesday morning, 48 OHIO students, staff and faculty members were registered to attend the conference, which focuses on efficiency, green workforce development, and green research and development. Full Story...
 
OHIO and Hocking College collaborate on art exhibit for first time
A reception will be held on Friday in the Multicultural Center Art Gallery in the Baker University Center to honor the first artistic collaboration between Ohio University and Hocking College. The 5 p.m. reception is free and open to the public. During the event, guests will see a variety of art pieces. Full Story...
 
SIS replacement nears halfway point
OHIO?s Rufus Initiative team will present a halfway point status update to university leadership on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to noon in the Walter Hall Rotunda. The presentation also will be available live via an Adobe Connect Web stream. Full Story...
 
Speaking Bobcats talk away the competition
For the first time in 30 years, the Speaking Bobcats of Ohio, Ohio University?s Forensics Speech and Debate Team, placed in the top five at the 40th Annual National Forensics Association National Tournament held at Ohio University April 15-19. Full Story...
 
Apr 22, 2010
Earth Day 2010: OHIO springs into celebration
OHIO?s celebration of planet continues throughout the month of April, designated ?Earth Month? at Ohio University. Themed ?Roots of Sustainability,? the month?s worth of programming focuses on sustainable food systems and features more than 40 events highlighting connections between people, food and planet. Full Story...
 
Printmakers are "Inkahoots!"
Ohio University printmaking students are preparing for the third annual Inkahoots! interactive art-making event. Inkahoots! is a fun-filled four-day art-making event that provides the opportunity for Ohio University students, their families and members of the Athens community to purchase custom-made, screen-printed clothing and prints. Full Story...
 
Apr 23, 2010
Ohio Extends Groce through 2014-15 [OhioBobcats.com]
Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus announced Thursday that the department and Ohio men's basketball coach John Groce have agreed in principle to a two-year contract extension that will give the coach a five-year deal through 2014-15. Full Story...
 
Word on the Street: Shively Court
In this edition of Ohio University's Word on the Street, Lo Martinez asks students what their favorite thing is about the newly renovated Shively Court! Full Story...
 
Apr 25, 2010
President and mayor set expectations for students' spring behavior
With the Athens spring celebrations season beginning this weekend with High Fest, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl collaborated on a letter to Ohio University students living off campus. Full Story...
 
Apr 26, 2010
Forum to be held about road construction impact
On Tuesday, the City of Athens will hold an open forum to discuss the Richland Avenue improvement project, also known as the Richland roundabout project. The forum will be held at the Ohio University Inn from 4 to 7 p.m. Full Story...
 
OHIO news to undergo a renovation
On Thursday, expect Outlook to look different ? very different. On April 29, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will unveil Ohio University Compass, a new source for campus news and information. Full Story...
 
OHIO welcomes moms for sunshine and activities
Spring is in the air and with the arrival of warm weather, Ohio University students welcome moms to campus for Moms Weekend. For one of the most popular family weekends of the year, which begins on Friday, April 30, the university has a variety of activities planned for students and their families. Full Story...
 
Physicists capture first images of atomic spin [Research News]
Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech devices, no one has actually seen the spin?a quantum mechanical property of electrons?in individual atoms until now. In a study published as an Advance Online Publication in the journal Nature Nanotechnology on Sunday, physicists at Ohio University and the University of Hamburg in Germany present the first images of spin in action. Full Story...
 
Taylor Price drafted by the New England Patriots [OhioBobcats.com]
Ohio wide receiver Taylor Price was taken with the 26th pick in the third round (90th overall) by the New England Patriots in the National Football League Draft Saturday night. He is the first Mid-American Conference player to be drafted this year and becomes the third Bobcat drafted in as many years. Full Story...
 
Third Frontier leverages the strengths of many for the benefit of all
With the May 4 election fast approaching, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis took time to explain his position on Issue 1 in an Op-Ed piece. He writes that the issue would authorize the state of Ohio to issue up to $700 million in bonds to renew and continue funding programs for tech-based research and development in support of Ohio industry, commerce and business. Full Story...
 
Veganism is popular choice among students
Choosing to eat fewer or no animal products, known as vegetarianism or veganism, is a choice that has only recently been associated with the sustainability movement. Once a week, students get together for an off-campus meal known as Vegan Cooking Workshop (VCW). Full Story...
 
Apr 27, 2010
Black Equestrian Center announces 2010 Schedule [Regional News]
The Ohio University-Chillicothe Charles & Daisy Black Equestrian Center has listed its schedule for 2010 shows. The equestrian center is located at 32505 U.S. Route 50, Chillicothe ? just east of Chillicothe and west of Londonderry. Full Story...
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