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Aug 1, 2016
Fall clicker options: Top Hat and TurningPoint 5
The Top Hat clicker app will be free for students & instructors this fall.

Aug 2, 2016
Jim Wellington, 25 Year Academic Advisor at OUL, Dies at 72
Jim Wellington, who served as academic advisor at Ohio University Lancaster for over 25 years, passed away July 29th, 2016, at his home surround by his wife and family.

OUL Dean Emeritus John Furlow Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Former Ohio University Lancaster Dean Emeritus John Furlow was recently Inducted Into the 2016 Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Fairfield DD) Hall of Fame.

OHIO to host Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies
Ohio University will host a three-day Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies on Sept. 14-17, bringing together 26 graduate students from around the world who are completing research in various fields with a Malaysian focus.

Libraries to host Africa satellite meeting Aug. 11-12
Ohio University Libraries will host the satellite meeting for the Africa section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions conference from Aug. 11-12, in Alden Library’s Friends of the Library Room.

Patton College education students delve into their own personalities and beliefs to create a Self-Portrait in Nine Squares
This summer, teacher education students had to participate in some introspection to analyze and reflect upon what it means to live and teach in a diverse society. As part of the EDCS 3010 Education & Cultural Diversity class, the students then had to create a “Self-Portrait in Nine Squares” and present them on the last day of class.

Aug 3, 2016
CHSP's Debra McBride named to Board of Examiners for national award
Global Health Initiative Assistant Director named to Board of Examiners for 2016 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

August packed with activities to welcome students, faculty to OHIO
From orientation programs to opportunities to socialize, Ohio University is hosting a plethora of activities in the weeks leading up to start of fall semester to welcome new and returning OHIO students to the Bobcat family and prepare them for the academic year.

Football announces fall camp schedule
Ohio will hold 21 practices and two scrimmages during its fall camp that begins with its first practice at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4 at Peden Stadium. The Bobcats open the season at home against Texas State on Sept. 3.

Former mechanical engineering professor, power systems pioneer passes away
William Taylor Beale, a former Ohio University mechanical engineering faculty member with a distinguished career in the development and manufacturing of new engine and power generation systems, passed away on July 24.

Aug 4, 2016
What students and parents need to know about move-in weekend
Ohio University’s newest Bobcats and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens during the University’s move-in weekend starting on Thursday, Aug. 18.

5 ways department chairs can help students in the College of Business
Hidden resources. Advocates. Problem-solvers.

Frequently asked questions (and answers) for new #BusinessBobcats
Being a freshman brings up so many questions. We’re giving you the answers to the ones our student success advisers hear most.

#BusinessBobcat Buzz podcast: The Green Scene
Colin Gabler, assistant professor of marketing and Freeman Fellow has conducted extensive research on the overlap between sustainability and business strategy. Listen as he describes challenges in the field and shares how he incorporates marketing sustainability into the classroom.

Aug 5, 2016
CDC hosts annual Garden Party (PHOTOS)
Amidst cloudy skies, the sound of children laughing, playing and excitedly yelling filled the air as family, friends, educators and community members gathered for the Ohio University Child Development Center’s (CDC) annual Garden Party on July 29.

Langhorne Slim and the Law with Aubrie Sellers to perform at Ohio University Lancaster
Admission for Ohio University students is free with a valid, current OHIO (student) ID.

Aug 8, 2016
OHIO wireless network offers easier guest access
On Aug 6, 2016, the "OHIO University Guest" network switched to an open access policy.

Writing Camp Encourages Creativity
Students experience fiction, creative non-fiction & poetry during summer camp

Aug 9, 2016
Heritage College takes research to the next level with $17 million endowed research strategy
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has developed a $17 million research endowment strategy designed to expand and strengthen the college’s research platform. The endowment strategy, made possible by the Vision 2020 Gift from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, includes funding for three named endowed chairs, as well as a named endowment for professorships and fellowships.

Aug 10, 2016
Ohio University Lancaster's The Wizard of Oz finishes run with sold-out standing room only crowd
The Ohio University Lancaster theatre program’s final performance of its run of The Wizard of Oz filled the newly- renovated Wagner Theatre to capacity with a thrilled audience of all ages.

Aug 11, 2016
Paperless faxing now available for all employees
Employees can send and receive faxes via web or email.

Recycling and zero waste efforts kick off during move-in weekend
As students return to campus for the fall semester, there are many opportunities to help in Ohio University’s recycling and sustainability efforts – an important goal for the University for the benefit of all Bobcats.

Trauma program helps teachers address behavioral challenges in Appalachian classrooms
A joint study between Hopewell Health Centers and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows that embedding mental health consultants in schools can improve the ability of preschool teachers to cope with and change challenging behaviors in the classroom.

Aug 12, 2016
Bobcat lands an Olympic scheduling feat
If you’re one of the 5 billion people around the world estimated to be watching the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, chances are you’ve watched a broadcast transmission scheduled thanks, in part, to Ohio University alumnus Jamie Stutz.

Aug 14, 2016
Academic leaders choose Ohio University Eastern
The incoming first-year class at Ohio University Eastern includes several valedictorians and salutatorians from area high schools.

Aug 15, 2016
OHIO releases Health Alert on Zika virus
Ohio University recently released information about the Zika virus on its Health Alerts website, a resource providing the University community with knowledge to address the critical health and safety issues facing today's college students, faculty and staff.

Jefferson Hall renovation in full swing; temporary market to open Aug. 18 (PHOTOS)
Construction on an approximately $40 million project to renovate both the dining and residential areas of Ohio University's Jefferson Hall kicked off in May, and members of the Bobcat community will be able to experience just a taste of what’s to come at that building when a temporary Jefferson Market opens on Aug. 18.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit welcomes students back to campus
The following message was sent by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit to Ohio University students welcoming them back to campus for a new academic year.

Schoonover Center for Communication receives University’s first LEED Gold certification
The recently completed Phase II construction and renovation work at Ohio University’s Schoonover Center for Communication, which houses the five schools of the Scripps College of Communication, has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The project is OHIO’s first LEED Gold certified.

OU Press authors in Washington Post, Morning Edition, Rudy Maxa’s World
July saw some high profile media outlets cover Ohio University Press authors and books.

Nominations open for 2016 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Tom Davis appointed interim dean of Ohio University Zanesville
Tom Davis has been appointed as Interim Dean of Ohio University Zanesville. As interim dean, Davis will be responsible for all aspects of campus operations, including academic programming, student services, facilities and budget. According to Executive Dean Bill Willan, the search for a permanent dean will be conducted during the fall semester.

OHIO Bobcat returns home to lead Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program
Ohio University alumna Margaux Cowden is the new director of the Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program.

Aug 16, 2016
Customer Service Training registration available
Customer Service Training registration available

Aug 17, 2016
Faculty, staff invited to attend 2016 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2016-2017 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis invites all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.

OHIO Hockey announces ticket prices, promotions for 2016-17 season
The OHIO Hockey Team announces tickets prices and special events for its 2016-17 season.

Global perspective faculty workshop offered during fall semester
The Office of Instructional Innovation is working on a project in partnership with the Office of Global Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences to create a campus climate that promotes a global perspective for all students.

Multicultural Greek organizations celebrate milestones, reflect on legacy
Three Ohio University multicultural greek organizations celebrated milestone anniversaries during the 2015-16 academic year. Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Psi Lambda and Kappa Alpha Psi commemorated landmark years with alumni-filled events. Current and former Greek members reflected on their chapters’ milestones and the legacies they leave behind.

Zanesville Campus welcomes new students at Bobcat Blitz
More than 230 new Bobcats are prepared to start classes with confidence thanks to an interactive orientation program

Aug 18, 2016
Ohio University Lancaster professor takes play to New York City
"Instaurito," a play by Ohio University Lancaster adjunct professor Robert Cooperman has been selected by the New York New Works Festival 2016 in New York City.

Presidential search committee chair requests local feedback
As the search for Ohio University’s next president enters its second phase, search committee chair David Wolfort requests the public’s help. The Board of Trustees will be holding an Open Forum Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baker University Center Theater.

Alumna travels world to benefit others
Reagan, a 1978 graduate of the Scripps College of Communication, trekked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago in Sept. 2012. The journey is a network of mountainous routes across Spain and Europe that leads to the tomb of the apostle St. James in northwestern Spain. As she prepares to repeat the trek in Sept. 2016, she reflects on her first journey, which raised funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia-related conditions.

Aug 19, 2016
Future Educators of Ohio University Zanesville (FEOUZ) volunteer
Education majors reflect on course content through volunteerism

August Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees August meetings on the Dublin Extension Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

‘Empowering Women: Experiences from Malaysia’ seminar to be held Aug. 23
Ohio University will host a special seminar, “Empowering Women: Experiences from Malaysia,” on Tuesday, Aug. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Yamada International House.

Procure to Pay Services invites faculty and staff to supplier fair
Procure to Pay Services will host their first annual Supplier Fair on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come meet many of the University’s preferred suppliers and learn about the advantages and valuable solutions these businesses offer Ohio University.

Presidential Search Committee to meet Aug. 30
The Ohio University Presidential Search Committee will hold an organizational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 to begin the presidential search process.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays, Sept. 23, 30, and Oct. 7, 14, 21.

Aug 21, 2016
Multicultural Student Expo 2016 is Aug. 25
The Multicultural Student Expo will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The event allows multicultural students to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and learn more about the university's many academic and social offerings.

Class of 2020 inducted into Bobcat family at President McDavis’ final first-year convocation
August 21 marked a day of firsts on Ohio University’s Athens Campus as members of the Class of 2020 took the first steps on their academic journey at OHIO – and a day of lasts as President Roderick J. McDavis presided over his 13th and final President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Aug 22, 2016
From concerts to farmer’s markets to recreation, fall semester is packed with student activities
The departments within Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs are offering a wide variety of activities to Bobcats during fall semester.

OHIO students learn from, work with industry leaders on study-away programs in the U.S.
Ohio University students preparing for careers in the music industry are not limited to just learning in the classroom; they also have the opportunity to interact one-on-one with industry leaders during study-away programs held in the United States.

Ohio Reach Scholars Program offering free training for foster care youth and alumni
Ohio University will host a free one-day training for campus professionals who provide post-secondary educational services related to foster care students and alumni.

LeRoy recognized by worldwide leaders in healthcare
Judean LeRoy, lecturer of nursing, was recognized by the world Lladers in healthcare for her commitment to the nursing profession and professional development in the field of health care.

LINKS Pre-Matriculation program welcomes multicultural students to campus
About 495 first-year students and a record 95 peer mentors participated in the annual LINKS Pre-Matriculation program, which was hosted by The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention, Aug. 18-19.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit helps students connect with OIT
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit sent the following message to students on Ohio University's Athens Campus on Friday, August 19.

Now's the time to use the OHIO CUE
The OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) is ready to help you publicize your OHIO events. Here are the five CUE W's - what, when, where, why, and how.

Zanesville Campus celebrates 50 years of athletics
Check out photos from Ohio University Zanesville's celebration of 50 years of athletics.

Bobcat spirit on display at Class of 2020 photo shoot
Ohio University's Class of 2020 took the field at Peden Stadium the evening of Aug. 20 for a group photo marking the start of their OHIO journey and only the second year for this new Bobcat rite of passage.

Professor wins prestigious scientific award for cardiovascular research
Tadeusz Malinski, Ohio University’s Marvin White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, won the Albrecht Fleckenstein Memorial Award which honors distinguished work in the field of basic research.

Aug 23, 2016
New faculty members welcomed at orientation
Ohio University’s newest faculty members were welcomed to campus August 15 during an all-day orientation designed to give an introduction to the University and its resources.

OHIO First Scholars Overview
An overview of the OHIO First Scholars program which is housed in the Allen Student Advising Center

President McDavis welcomes Bobcats back to Athens
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis welcomes Bobcats back to the Athens Campus for a new academic year.

UCM Annual Report highlights successes from 2015-16
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual report, which highlights many of the initiatives and projects the department completed during the 2015-16 academic year.

Aug 24, 2016
Vice Provost Edmonds serves as invited speaker for 2016 International Research Conference
Ohio University Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies Lorna Jean Edmonds was an invited speaker at the 2016 International Research Conference at the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs on Wednesday, July 21.

Ohio University Innovation Strategy announced as finalist for 2016 UEDA Award of Excellence
Ohio University has been named a finalist for the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) 2016 Award of Excellence for its Innovation Strategy investment program, a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that encompasses teaching, learning, research and institutional operations and addresses how the University can use its existing assets and expertise to engage substantively with the challenges of the 21st century.

STRS employee contribution rates increase
This is a reminder for faculty on nine-month contracts about the STRS employee contribution rate increase. As communicated to impacted faculty and staff on June 9 via email and the Faculty Contributions article in Compass, the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) announced a one percent increase to employee retirement contributions for work performed on or after July 1, 2016.

Ohio University Southern introduces new Bobcat Depot, Southernmost Café manager
With the start of fall semester, Shawn Aldridge, new manager of the Ohio University Southern bookstore, Bobcat Depot, and Southernmost Café, is in the process of making adjustments to ensure everything is ready for returning students.

Students are off to the races in Nanocar Grand Prix
“Divide a meter one billion times, and that’s one nanometer. Our nanocar is four nanometers in length,” explained doctoral students Mersad Raeisi and Kondalarao Kotturi. They are part of an Ohio University team that is working on a “nanocar” that will represent Ohio University at the Nanocar Grand Prix in Toulouse, France, Oct. 14-15.

Graduate publishes debut novel, grapples with legacy of Apartheid
Michelle Pretorius, doctoral student in creative writing, recently published her debut novel, The Monster's Daughter, and an essay that explores her upbringing in South Africa and the lingering, far-reaching consequences of apartheid.

Morris elected fellow of Animal Behavior Society
Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, was elected fellow of the Animal Behavior Society this summer. She also is an editor for the journal Animal Behaviour.

Wealth & Poverty starts with Global Challenges Week, Sept. 26-30
The Wealth & Poverty theme announces its Fall 2016 schedule of events, beginning with a Wealth & Poverty week on Global Challenges form Sept. 26-30

Ohio Energy, Ecology, Culture: A Humanities Roundtable is Sept. 30
The community is invited to the Ohio Energy, Ecology, Culture: A Humanities Roundtable on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in Baker Center Theater.

Ohio University receives $2 million POWER grant to support regional economic development in coal-impacted communities
The Innovation Center and partners from across the tristate region will work collaboratively on the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program.

OHIO Libraries Extraordinary Legacy: The first library in the world to catalog online
Online cataloging as we know it today began in 1971 when the Vernon R. Alden Library, using a dedicated phone line, was the first in the world to generate an electronic library record. That online cataloging system, created by OCLC, became a pioneer in networking library materials. Today, 45 years later, we are celebrating the anniversary of this historic moment.

President McDavis shares personal reflections after Faculty Staff Convocation
The following message was sent by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis to faculty and staff on August 24, 2016.

Aug 25, 2016
Photos capture memorable moments from first-year convocation, involvement fair
Photo essay captures highlights of the 2016 President's Convocation for First-Year Students and the Campus Involvement Fair, both held Aug. 21 on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

Physicist Daniel Phillips to present “Symmetries in Nature: A Key to the Subatomic World” at Sept. 7 Science Café
Event will launch the 2016-17 Café Series at Baker Center Front Room.

University Program Council to host free Athens-themed event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) is kicking off the year with “Athens in an Hour” beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, on South Green’s South Beach.

Trustees hear updates on six-year capital improvement plan, affordability and efficiency progress
University officials presented their six-year Capital Improvement Plan, the culmination of a two-year effort to capture the capital expenditure priorities of the University’s colleges, schools and administrative departments, to the OHIO Board of Trustees during meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Extension Campus.

Aug 26, 2016
Ohio University Lancaster's Bobcat Bistro opens with affordable options and on-campus catering
The Bobcat Bistro, Ohio University Lancaster’s dining hall and student lounge opened this week with an expanded menu featuring all-new lower pricing and affordable specials available for students, faculty, staff and the community.

New group of faculty advisors ready to kick off fourth year of women’s scholars program
A new group of faculty advisors to Ohio University's Margaret Boyd Scholars Program will welcome 20 first-year students into the four-year program this year.

'The Rotten Portfolio' features printmaking work around the state
The School of Art + Design proudly presents the exhibition The Rotten Portfolio, on view Aug. 23 through Sept. 3 in the Trisolini Gallery, with an exhibition reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

Celebrating 100 Years of the National Parks Service: Alum combines art and cartography across all 59 national parks
When Karla Sanders came to Ohio University from Cincinnati to study art, she never imagined that she would fall in love with geography. But her undergraduate general education requirement in geography opened the door to a new world,  and she quickly found herself uncovering the treasures of an interdisciplinary career in art and environment.  Ultimately, she earned a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) degree from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, along with master’s degrees in geography and cartography.

Alden Library: First to Catalog Online [VIDEO]
It can be said that online cataloging as we know it today began in 1971 when Ohio University’s Vernon R. Alden Library was the first in the world to generate an electronic library record. That online cataloging system, created by OCLC, became a pioneer in networking library materials.

Safety measures to change game day traffic flow for Bobcat home football games
OHIO Bobcat football fans traveling to the Sept. 3 game against Texas State at Peden Stadium should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety on game day.

SMART Lab inauguration to be held August 31
Newly founded in 2015, the Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab in the Scripps College of Communication will kick off the year with their official inauguration. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the inauguration on Wednesday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m. in Scripps Hall, Room 212.

Nominations sought for Homecoming Court; registration open for parade
Nominations and applications are being accepted now through Sept. 23 for this year's Ohio University Homecoming Court, and registration for this year's Homecoming Parade is taking place now until Oct. 2.

OPIE hosts Proyecta 100,000 Program students
The Ohio Program of Intensive English welcomed 25 students from Mexico as part of the Proyecta 100,000 program. The program is an educational initiative to provide an academic and cultural exchange.

Aug 28, 2016
The College of Business welcomes the Class of 2020
The College of Business welcomes the Class of 2020

Southern Campus hosts officers for ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ kickoff
More than two dozen law enforcement officers from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia gathered at Ohio University Southern Aug. 19 to kick off the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in the Tri-State.

Office of Global Opportunities to launch Global Programs Workshop and Discussion Series
Ohio University faculty, staff and students interested in topics related to international education, including a recent survey of OHIO students about their study abroad experiences, are invited to the “Reaching Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Marketing Your Program” workshop Aug. 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Baker University Center 230.

Office of Instructional Innovation launches redesigned website
The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) recently unveiled a redesigned website, which highlights innovative teaching at OHIO. The site offers updated information about OII’s evolving services and current initiatives.

Food Studies Announces Veggie Wednesdays at Grover Market at Atrium Café
Every Wednesday, beginning Aug. 31, the Food Studies Theme and Atrium Café will host the Grover Market from 3:30-5:30 p.m. On sale Wednesday, Aug. 31: onions, garlic, potatoes, squash, peppers, eggplant, basil, tomatoes, and carrots.

Constitution Day 2016: Renee Heberle to speak on comparative prison practices, Sept. 29
Ohio University’s Constitution Day 2016 lecture features Dr. Renee Heberle discussing “Dignity vs Rights: Exploring the Practical Effects of Constitutional Principles in U.S. and German Prisons” on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. in Scripps 111.

Aug 29, 2016
Middleton reappointed as Patton College of Education dean
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Renée Middleton, Ph.D., as dean of the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The reappointment is effective from August 12, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

Komen Athens Race for the Cure returns Oct. 23
As we begin another fabulous year at Ohio University, the folks at Komen Columbus would like to cordially invite CHSP students, faculty and staff to participate in the second annual Susan G. Komen Athens Race for the Cure®, Sunday, October 23.

The Patton College of Education’s Outreach Forum is Sept. 6
The Patton College of Education will host an Outreach Forum titled “Advocating for Change: Silence is Complicity,” on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tupper Hall 205.

Versatile and in style: Fall into fashion 2016
The phrase “beauty is pain” is now in the past because looking your best is never a pain with The Bobcat Store. Get ready for head turning fashions that make you feel as good as you look.

Atrium Cafe boasts new logo, look and lab
The Atrium Café has a new look and now accepts Bobcat Cash, but new and returning food and nutrition students will benefit from what’s behind the eatery’s visual transformation.

Ohio University Press book is Wall Street Journal’s 'Book pick of the week'
Patricia Palermo’s book, "The Message of the City," about the New York novels of the under appreciated, Ohio-born mid-century satirist Dawn Powell, received a full review in the Aug. 19 Wall Street Journal.

College Gate renovation nears completion; ribbon cutting scheduled for Homecoming Week
Ohio University invites the Athens and Bobcat community for a formal ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of College Gate on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. as part of Homecoming Week 2016. The ceremony will showcase College Gate throughout the years and feature special remarks from university officials. The Homecoming Parade immediately follows the event.

Multicultural Student Expo 2016 was fun for all [VIDEO]
The Multicultural Student Expo provided a venue for more than 800 multicultural students to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and learn more about the university's many academic and social offerings.

Ohio University collaborates with drug discovery program
Researchers can participate in Eli Lilly initiative.

Memorial, reception for JOUR alumnus Richard Linke to be held September 4
Friends of Ohio University alumnus Richard O. Linke, BSJ ’41, are invited to return to campus on Sunday, September 4 for a memorial and reception for the legendary graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. The memorial will take place from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel, with a reception and refreshments following from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Scripps Hall.

Aug 30, 2016
Benefits Office suspends access to MPI to enable enhancements
Employees will be unable to view their current benefits online via the Oracle My Personal Information (MPI) - Self Service Benefits option starting Tuesday, August 30 while Human Resources works on reconfiguring the Self Service Benefits portal.

Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
The University will test its emergency communication through text messaging, outdoor notification system, CatVision, Alertus, digital signage and email.

Ideation Event to spark ideas for Academic Innovation Accelerator
The Office of Instructional Innovation is hosting the Ideation Event on Friday, September 16, from 2–5 p.m. in Schoonover 450 on the Athens Campus. This three-hour session is designed to help shape ideas of academic innovation into proposals that might be funded and supported as part of the Academic Innovation Accelerator.

President McDavis shares highlights of upcoming Board of Trustees meeting
On Wednesday, August 24, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following message to the OHIO campus community regarding the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Five OHIO faculty members named 2016 Presidential Research Scholars
Award recipients recognized for excellence in the areas of life and biomedical sciences and arts and humanities.