October 2018

Dean's Message | Breaking ground on new building, alumni involvement

The year gets off to an exciting start with a groundbreaking for a new Chemistry Building, a trustees conversation about the value of Arts & Sciences, and opportunities for alumni involvement.

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Dawn McCarthy helps students gain hands-on experience at Wayne National Forest

Alumna Dawn McCarthy, PHD '09, not only puts her Ph.D. to work for the Wayne National Forest, she also helps OHIO students, including the 10 who interned at the Wayne this summer.

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Institute and alumni give high school students hands-on look at legal system

More than 40 alumni and guest speakers brought high school students in the free Summer Law & Trial Institute face-to-face with legal issues from today's headlines — and even a mock trial.

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Notable Alumni | Lisa Maatz is a respected advocate in D.C., mentors students at OHIO

Ohio University alumna Lisa Maatz, AB '89, is a much-respected policy adviser and advocate for women and girls in Washington, D.C., and also at OHIO.

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Dave Levy found a structured way to coach and advise Arts & Sciences students

Dave Levy found that the Arts & Sciences Career and Networking week, which features workshops, panels, and resume review, is an ideal way for alumni to give back to OHIO and build rapport with students.

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Geology alumni help with annual field camp

With the help of faculty, staff and alumni, 19 geology students participated an engaging, field-based course in the wilds of Montana, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming this summer.

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Upcoming events

Stop by the A&S Homecoming tent on Oct. 20

Find College of Arts & Sciences faculty, staff and alumni at Homecoming 2018 on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tailgreat Park. Sample food grown at the OHIO Student Farm and prepared by Food Studies theme students. Register to win a two-night stay at the Ohio University Inn.

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Alumni sneak peek of renovated Ellis Hall, Oct. 20

You’re invited: WGSS Reunion and Roundtables at Homecoming, Oct. 19

Join us for the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies’ fourth annual Reunion & Roundtables at Homecoming 2018 on Friday, Oct. 19, from 1-6 p.m. Panels will touch on reproductive health, gender and development, and women in law: reflections on #metoo.

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Challenging dialogues—Events on campus and on A&S TV

In his inaugural address, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis challenged the University to become a place where dialogue and rigorous, civil debate are institutional hallmarks. See what’s happening in the college, including many events that will be on A&S TV.

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Law Center seeking alumni for Pre-Law Day, Nov. 8-9

OHIO Pre-Law Day is seeking alumni for panels and roundtable discussions about law school, career advice, and the versatility of a law degree. Roundtable discussions will cover a variety of substantive topics in law.

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Save the Date | Arts & Sciences Student-Alumni Networking, Jan. 31

Mark your calendars for the college’s third annual Alumni and Student Networking Reception on Jan. 31, 2019. You have valuable experiences to share about career choices, graduate school and internships. Come back to Athens to help fellow Bobcats get a jump on their careers.

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There are many ways to be involved, including networking, one-on-one conversations, resume review, or employer tables. RSVP online. Or contact Lisa Cohen, Director of External Relations, at cohenl@ohio.edu.
Future Bobcats

High school seniors invited to OHIO Chemistry Contest Day on Nov. 3

The OHIO Chemistry Contest Day is a one-day program on Saturday, Nov. 3, for high school seniors to compete for renewable and non-renewable scholarships to attend Ohio University.

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Career corner

Online graduate certificate offered in Gender, Sexualities and Health

A new three-course online graduate certificate in Gender, Sexualities and Health can help those in health care, social work, education and other professions better address the needs of women, LGBTQ persons and survivors of violence.

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Online certificate in data analysis for those with no statistics, programming experience

“The ability to understand novel problems, apply good judgment, and make informed decisions has become essential to leadership. Students earning the Certificate in Data Analysis learn to describe, analyze, and visualize real-world data using open-source tools," says Dr. Michael Burton.

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New online certificate designed for professionals using geospatial technologies

The Geospatial Information Science: GIS & Cartography Certificate is fully online and is designed for professionals who need to think spatially, interpret maps, and creatively use geospatial technologies, which are fundamental skills expected in a wide variety of careers today. No prior background in GIS is needed for this certificate.

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Career Closet needs donations of professional clothing

"We are particularly in need of women's and men's blazers and neutral colored shirts in all sizes. We are also looking to start collecting shoes and men's belts," says Dori Branch of the Career and Leadership Development Center.

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More than 200,000 employers just a Handshake away

Handshake is a career development, networking, and recruiting tool that will expand opportunities for OHIO students and alumni. More than 200,000 employers, including all of the Fortune 500 companies, are using Handshake.
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Can you help students? Get involved!

The Bobcat alumni network is incredibly productive in giving OHIO students a great start on successful career paths. If you could benefit from access to Bobcat career services - or if you know of internship opportunities - or if you want to help your department support students, there are many ways to get involved, both in Athens and from afar.

If you’re interested in connecting with a department, educational enrichment, networking, or coming to campus, contact Lisa Cohen.

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