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Vision HomeFrom the PresidentVision OHIO

Vision Ohio is a strategic plan for Ohio University's future. Visit the Vision Ohio Web site to read the Vision Ohio documents in their entirety.

The following stories support Vision Ohio by emphasizing Ohio University's unique ability to engage students in distinctive and interdisciplinary activities that serve the educational, societal and economic needs of the region, state, nation and world.
 
Weaving is lifeMore than two years in the making, the Kennedy Museum of Art's ongoing "Weaving is Life" exhibit has provided a variety of learning opportunities for students of fine art, visual communication, telecommunications, business and more. This story is about research, scholarship and creative activity that are vital to the intellectual life of the university.
 
'A Tribute to Big Ed'"Death is a universal experience," said multimedia artist Gerald Westgerdes about his recent exhibition "Passages and Tributes, Final Farewells" at the Zanesville Art Center and The Armory in Zanesville. "Religion or nationality doesn't matter. If you can see it that way, you really learn to appreciate people." This story is about creative activity, which is vital to the intellectual life of the university.
 
Photo illustration by Christina UllmanAccording to assistant professor of sociology Deb Thorne, medical issues are a big reason why Americans - even those with health insurance - file for bankruptcy. And the road out of debt is getting tougher. This story is about faculty research that benefits the region, state and the nation.
 
'Turbulence' director Patrick Norman and Assistant Professor of Telecommunications Frederick LewisStudents taking Telecommunication 419: Narrative Production have a history of aspiring to increasingly higher standards, so it's no surprise that this year's efforts are bigger than ever. Giving students a real-life look at how movies actually are made is the main goal behind the class. This story is about creative activity, which is vital to the intellectual life of the university and a key component of student success.
 
Good Works Inc. It's a mild spring evening and the air is heady with the scent of lilacs - two men sit chatting on the front porch of a house in a quiet neighborhood. There's nothing remarkable about this; it's a scene played out on countless front porches in neighborhoods across America. But this isn't a typical house - it's Timothy House, a shelter for the recovering homeless in Athens. And tonight, Ohio University student Dan Kauffman's in charge. This story is about students who make a difference in the community through volunteerism and the university's commitment to service throughout the region.
 
A complex system of pipes and supports travels through the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology lab.If your house is a maze of pipelines rivaling Willy Wonka's wild factory, and your weekends are spent tending to their every maintenance need, then you've probably heard of the Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology. If you're not within the institute's highly selective loop of information, then you'd probably be surprised to discover it operates within a million-dollar superlab tucked away on West State Street. This story is about world-class research that engagesstudents and is vital to the intellectual life of the university.
 
Jeff Rosenberg gives direction to actress Danielle Puterbaugh.Par-T-Com Productions, LLC, produced their first full-length feature film with professional talent, a limited budget and dreams of national distribution. This story is about creative activity, which is vital to the intellectual life of the university and a key component of student success.
 
Harvey Ballard is the project adviser. To identify and describe new plant species, scientists traditionally spend hours in museums studying dried, pressed plant collections and days or weeks in the field locating living populations, which requires considerable time and money. But a pilot project completed by two Ohio University students at the Royal Botanical Garden at Kew, a suburb of London, might change that approach for scientists all over the world.   This story is about undergraduate research, which is part of the educational mission of the university.
 
Rajko GrlicRajko Grlic, a Croatian and Eminent Scholar of Film at Ohio University, recreated a scene from the Yugoslav-Albanian war as the premise for his latest film, "Border Post." The project brought together the nations that once made up Yugoslavia for the first time since war tore them apart in the 1990s. This story is about creative activity, which is vital to the intellectual life of the university.
 
A little girl at the Mosogo clinic. Photo by Barry Greenberg, M.D. The College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrates ten years of providing healthcare to rural Kenya and international clinical experience to students through SHARE Kenya. Benson Bonyo, DO, ’98, started the program as an OU-COM student, fulfilling his childhood pledge.  This story is about learning derived outside the classroom and a globally aware community committed to engaging students in distinctive activities that serve the needs of the world.
 
Bacteria attackBacteria have grown tough. Researchers at Ohio University and Ohio State University have discovered that a target sequence of RNA can be disrupted by small synthetic molecules. This disruption could effectively shut off the bacteria and kill them. This story is about faculty research, which is vital to the intellectual life of the university.
 
Tuneful therapySpeech-language pathologist John McCarthy and music therapist Kamile O'Donnell were each looking for a way to conduct research showing the benefits of music therapy in conjunction with other treatment. But a model didn't exist to show how the two professions could collaborate, so they created their own. This story is about faculty research that advances knowledge across disciplines and is vital to the intellectual life of the university.
 
 
 
 
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