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Jul 1, 2016
Chillicothe Campus hosts international symposium
Event connects with university, international colleagues and other news from OU-C

#BusinessBobcat Buzz Podcast: What advice would you give to your 21-year-old self?
In this episode, Hailey Spivak, '17 reflects on the speech she delivered at the first annual Schey Talks, sponsored by The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre this spring. Modeled after TED Talks, the event featured 11 student speaker, garnered more than 200 attendees, and raised more than $5,000 for the Athens County Food Pantry.

Consumer Research Center integrates Kroger project into MBA classrooms
MBA students conduct comparative analyses on Millennial shopping habits.

Bobcat chosen as CASE ASAP district representative
Tracy Kondrit, an Ohio University sophomore studying middle childhood education, has been selected as the District V representative for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Organizations (CASE ASAP).

Greg Newton appointed interim associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth announced the appointment of Greg Newton as the interim associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity for the 2016-17 academic year. The appointment will begin on July 1.

Changes to STRS Faculty contribution rates effective July 1
As communicated in June via email and the Faculty Contributions article in Compass, the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) announced a 1% increase to employee retirement contributions for work performed on or after July 1, 2016. This is the final year of the three-year phase-in period, increasing the member contribution rate to 14%.

Jul 5, 2016
Division of Student Affairs names Survivor Advocacy Program director, survivor advocate
Ohio University’s Division of Student Affairs announced that Kimberly Castor has been named director and Kristin Waltz has been appointed survivor advocate/case manager of the Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP).

Community remembers Norman Cohn, distinguished professor emeritus
Dr. Norman Cohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental & Plant Biology, passed away on June 29 at his home in Pittsburgh, age 86, died on June 29, 2016, at his home in Pittsburgh, PA, where he lived with his wife of 60 years, Margaret "Peggy" Cohn

Jul 6, 2016
Delegation’s trip to Ecuador includes grand opening of research facility, visit to Healthy Living Initiative communities
An Ohio University delegation traveled to Ecuador in June to participate in the grand opening of the Center for Research on Health in Latin America and to engage in discussions on new partnerships and visits to communities assisted by OHIO.

The Patton College attends AACTE Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Patton College of Education organized a mix of teachers, students, and administrators to attend AACTE’s Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C., where they spoke to elected officials about proposed regulations on higher education teacher preparation programs.

Alumni reminisce, honor educators at Center for International Studies reunion
The Ohio University Center for International Studies celebrated its past, present and future with alumni during a reception held May 12 in Washington, D.C.

Jul 7, 2016
Bobcat Depot update: Simplified purchases for individuals, new way of issuing receipts for departments
Single point-of-sale system gives customers consistent experience, changes how departments handle receipts

University, community partners and volunteers gather to paint new markers on bikeway
Volunteers, Ohio University representatives and community partners gathered Wednesday and Thursday in a joint effort to increase safety on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway by painting new mile markers along the widely used path, which stretches from Athens to Nelsonville.

Football's Mangen named to Mackey Watch List
The Friends of John Mackey have released the 2016 John Mackey Award Preseason Watch List which included Ohio junior tight end Troy Mangen.

McKinzie earns WGCA All-American Scholar honor
Lauren McKinzie was recently named a 2015-16 Women’s Golf Coaches Association All-American Scholar for the fourth consecutive year.<br />

Orlando vigil and Columbus Pride Parade part of LGBT Pride Month celebration
In celebration of 2016 LGBT Pride Month, Ohio University’s LGBT Center organized a campus vigil for the victims of the June 12 Orlando gay nightclub shooting and participated in the Columbus Pride Festival and Parade on June 18.

MyHR access changes in response to new phishing trends
To help protect individuals who may inadvertently share their credentials in response to phishing scam emails and to minimize the impact of such lost individual credentials, the University has restricted off-campus access to W2s and direct deposit via MyHR until two-factor authentication becomes available later this year.

Ohio University Southern student organizations hold supply drive for Kanawha County flood victims
Members of Ohio University Southern's Ironton and Proctorville communities collected more than 800 items during a week-long disaster relief supply drive for Kanawha County, West Virginia flood victims.

Jul 8, 2016
OHIO alumnus George Kontogiannis creates new scholarship to support students in recovery
Ohio University alumnus George Kontogiannis has established a new scholarship to support students in recovery from alcohol, other drugs and addictive behaviors.

OHIO Alumni Association wins international award for collaborative Instagram campaign
The OHIO Alumni Association and its partners have won the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Silver Award for the 2015 Homecoming Instagram campaign #OHIO6Words.

Jul 11, 2016
Second round of EXCEL training offered to OHIO staff
Second round of EXCEL training offered to OHIO staff

Kids on Campus to celebrate 20 years of service to children
The College of Health Sciences and Professions' Kids on Campus program is celebrating 20 years of service to area children with a cake reception for campers and their families on Thursday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in the Grover Center Atrium.

Author Robert Gipe to speak at Athens Campus on Tuesday
Ohio University Press author Robert Gipe will speak at Authors@Alden on Tuesday, July 12. His illustrated novel, Trampoline traces the story of 15-year-old Dawn Jewell as she is drawn into her grandmother’s fight against mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky.

Jul 12, 2016
Benefits Office prepares to offer qualifying events changes through MPI
The Human Resources Benefits Office is working to enhance the Self Service Benefits option of My Personal Information (MPI) that was used to conduct the annual Benefits Open Enrollment in April.

Giving back to OHIO ‘a given’ for mid-90s grads
Kemelgor and his wife Leslie, AB ’96, established the Kemelgor College of Business Endowed Scholarship, which supports fulltime undergraduate students in or accepted to the College of Business who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Scholarship endowments lessen the financial burden of college costs and allow students to focus more on their studies.

Grocery shopping from the Millennial mindset
How students applied what they learned to investigate Millennial eating habits for Gatesman+Dave.

Sweet success: How Tristen Phipps created a cupcake business
After completing the Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Tristen Phipps, ‘16 had all she needed to found Sugar Tree Sweets, an Athens-based cupcake company.

Jul 13, 2016
OUPD welcomes Captain George Harlow
George Harlow has joined Ohio University Police Department as its newest captain. Harlow began duty on July 11, 2016.

Chart of Account Redesign and other Financial System Enhancements awareness sessions scheduled
These sessions will increase user understanding of the project timeline and goals, the COA segment structure, the new Grants Accounting module, and provide an overview of the communication and training support that users can expect.

Jul 14, 2016
OU-C orientation sessions set tone for success
Student-focused approach in orientations and student success center pays dividends

Biology student goes 'fishing' in Antarctica, tin can to the rescue
Graduate student Amanda Biederman, undergraduate Elizabeth Evans '16, and Dr. Lisa Crockett spent April through June 2015 at Antarctica’s Palmer Station, where they studied the dominant fishes of the area and physiological and biochemical processes that limit their capacity to tolerate a warming climate. Their journey to collect specimens near the Antarctic Peninsula took place during the colder months down under, and as icebergs blocked their way, a "tin can" saved the day.

Chemistry grad develops new assay in search for future antibiotics
Dr. Chunxi Zeng, just awarded a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Ohio University, published an article on “Factors that Influence T box Riboswitch Efficacy and tRNA Affinity" in Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry. In the face of increasingly resistant bacterial strains, Zeng’s work with the T box riboswitch provides hope that many life-threatening infections may be eradicated.

Astronomer Seo contributes to largest-ever galaxies survey to study dark energy
The Astrophysical Research Consortium announced this week the sharpest results yet on the properties of dark energy. Hundreds of scientists from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) collaborated to make the largest-ever, three-dimensional map of distant galaxies. The scientists then used this map to make one of the most precise measurements yet of the dark energy currently driving the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Ohio University’s Dr. Hee-Jong Seo, Assistant Professor in Physics & Astronomy, and a member of the Astrophysical Institute, is a leading team member of two companion paper

Singh's new book examines far-reaching impact of India's partition
Professor Amritjit Singh is the co-editor of the recently released book, Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics (Lexington Books). The book’s publication anticipates the 70th anniversary next year of British India’s partition in 1947.

Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review state data from spring benchmark survey
Ohio University received results on Tuesday from a benchmark survey by the Ohio Department of Higher Education that was voluntarily distributed across campus this past spring. While only 1,033 students (just 2.6%) of our student population responded, we will ask the Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review the data and make any necessary recommendations.

Thompson participates in Tsunami Relief Forum in Japan
Dr. Christopher S. Thompson, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics, has been invited by Iwate Prefectural University in Morioka, Japan, to participate in a Tsunami Relief Forum on July 16-17.

Jul 15, 2016
CHSP offers first Health Careers Summer Camp in Dublin
Thirty-two Central Ohio high school students got more than their money’s worth at the CHSP Health Careers Summer Camp held at the Dublin Integrated Education Center this past June.

OHIO hosts Global Cities, Past and Present Symposium, July 26-28
The Global Cities, Past and Present Summer Symposium is being held at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies on July 26 to 28, with many OHIO faculty giving talks.

The Bobcat Store offers OHIO care packages for incoming students
The Bobcat Store offers OHIO care packages for incoming students

OHIO hosts Civil War Symposium, Aug. 13
The History Department is hosting an Ohio Civil War Symposium at the Sherman House Museum in Lancaster on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

Jul 16, 2016
Young legal minds thrive at OHIO's Summer Law and Trial Institute
Eighteen high school juniors and seniors are attending Ohio University’s Summer Law and Trial Institute, an immersive residential program that seeks to increase understanding of law and its possibilities among high school students.

Jul 17, 2016
WOUB Public Media announces leadership structural changes
In order to meet the expansion needs of WOUB Public Media, Mark Brewer has been named general manager and Tom Hodson will act as director.

OHIO Hockey releases 2016-17 schedule
OHIO Hockey announces its 2016-2017 schedule, which will feature 25 games at Ohio University’s Bird Arena.

Bobcats invited to enjoy OHIO 'Dublin Den' at Irish Festival
The College of Health Sciences and Professions, the College of Business and the College of Fine Arts (Tantrum Theater) will sponsor the ‘Ohio University Dublin Den’ at the 2016 Irish Festival August 5-7 in Dublin, Ohio.

Jul 18, 2016
Heritage College health careers summer camp gets bigger, more diverse
Though only in its second year, a health careers summer camp for high school students offered on the university's Dublin campus is expanding its demographic reach and refining its approach.

The Patton College partners with Tri-County Career Center to advocate for college and career transition
In partnership with Tri-County Career Center, The Patton College’s Associate Professor in Teacher Education Leena Landmark received a $77,700 grant to help TCCC students with disabilities achieve success during high school.

Kids on Campus celebrates 20 years
Kids on Campus celebrated its 20th "birthday" with a ceremony for the kids on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

Jul 19, 2016
Ebony Bobcats to pay it forward to Urban Scholars during Black Alumni Reunion 2016
In 2010, the Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN), in support of Urban Scholars, established the Ebony Bobcat Network Urban Scholars Endowment. According to the Office of Annual Giving, EBN has raised approximately $130,000 for the scholarship, and more than 380 individual donors have made over 780 gifts to the endowment.

Jul 20, 2016
OHIO recognized for campus facilities sustainability progress
Ohio University’s sustainability efforts were placed on center stage last week when the University was honored with APPA’s Sustainability Award during the APPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ohio University’s Pickerington Center to Offer In-Demand Real Estate Classes
Individuals wanting to earn licensure in Ohio’s real-estate industry can begin the required coursework at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center this fall.  The Pickerington Center is offering all four of the Real Estate classes required to sit for the State examination.

Jul 21, 2016
Ohio Sports Administration Night breaks Southern Ohio Copperheads attendance record
2,017 fans attended the Copperheads’ Ohio Sports Administration Night to celebrate 50 years of sports administration program excellence.

IMI’s first 360-degree narrative story selected for film festivals on four continents
Ohio University faculty and students involved in the Immersive Media Initiative are celebrating the acceptance of their first 360-degree narrative story into three film festivals and its screenings at venues spanning four continents.

Heritage College to welcome Class of 2020 medical students
New students enrolled at college’s campuses in Athens, Cleveland and Dublin will be welcomed into the osteopathic medical profession during the 41st Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

Tantrum Theater to present ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’
Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater will present Brian Friel’s Irish masterpiece “Dancing at Lughnasa,” opening at 8 p.m. July 29 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ohio.

Ohio University SBDC named Excellence & Innovation Center of the Year
Following an enormously successful fiscal year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (Ohio University SBDC) was honored with the Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award from the Ohio Small Business Development Centers.

Jul 22, 2016
Photo Slideshow: Junior Executive Business Program a hit once again
8 days. 32 students. 7 teams. A world of difference.

Business Bobcats research and develop innovative marketing strategy for Grange Insurance
Undergraduate students learn how Millennials buy insurance—and leverage what they found to create a marketing strategy that Grange Insurance loved.

Ohio University Southern geography instructor explores Alaska, Arctic Circle
Gary Belcher, physical, environmental and human geography instructor at Ohio University Southern, spent part of the summer exploring Alaska.

Ohio University Airport runway to close Aug. 4-8
The Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport runway will be closed for an additional four days (runway only) from Aug. 4-8 in order to complete the final phase of a pavement rehabilitation project.

Meet the Professor: Heather Lawrence-Benedict
Meet the Professor: Heather Lawrence-Benedict

Top 10 reasons to get an MBA from Ohio University
Top 10 reasons to get an MBA from Ohio University

Jul 25, 2016
How the College is expanding its student success initiatives
Last year, the College of Business celebrated several milestones when it came to student success—but there’s more to come.

#AlumniTakeover: Austin Jenkins
Alumnus Austin Jenkins, '16 told us about life after Athens and his new gig at TIAA on our Instagram (@OHIOCollegeofBusiness) Thurs., July 21.

National medical education leader advises new med students to remember human connection
Stephen Shannon spoke Saturday at the 41st Heritage College Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, where incoming medical students were presented with a short white coat symbolic of their status as student doctors.

Latest ‘Spectrum” podcast on WOUB addresses Fear, Hate and Racism in America
In the July 21 episode of “Spectrum,” host Tom Hodson tackles the subject of fear, hate and racism in America by interviewing an African-American female judge with a teenage son, a Muslim immigrant and a gay Nepalese man.

Swimmming and Diving announces 2016-17 meet schedule
Five home meets against Youngstown State, Eastern Michigan, Denison, Duquesne and Xavier and Toledo highlight the Ohio swimming and diving team’s 2016-17 schedule, third-year head coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh announced today.

University and City of Athens officials participate in inaugural Town and Gown Summit
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Steve Patterson were among the more than 115 people who participated in the inaugural Town and Gown Summit on July 20. The event fostered discussions on important topics related to community and university relations.

Jul 26, 2016
University Human Resources releases holiday and Winter Break Closure dates
Ohio University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates. The following is a schedule of holidays and Winter Break Closure dates for the years 2016 through 2018.

National Space Society names OHIO ‘Center of Excellence’
Ohio University was named a “Center of Excellence in Space Solar Power and Power Beaming” by the National Space Society (NSS) at its annual International Space Development Conference held in Puerto Rico May 18-21, 2016.

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism welcomed 123 students for annual High School Journalism Workshop
igh school students from across the United States, interested in majoring in journalism, visited the Athens campus to attend an intensive four-day curriculum during the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s 2016 High School Journalism Workshop.

Live Healthy Appalachia and Ohio University to host ‘Food is Medicine’ lecture
Live Healthy Appalachia and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a talk by Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Ohio University Inn Ballroom.

Bus trip to Tantrum Theater in Dublin is Aug. 6
Ohio University is arranging a chartered bus trip on Saturday, Aug. 6 to its new Tantrum Theater show, "Dancing at Lughnasa." The bus will depart at 1 p.m. from Kantner Hall and return to Athens after the show.

Crossing the River tour features African American story in Southeastern Ohio, Aug. 8-9
Crossing the River, a two-day guided bus tour featuring the storied history of African Americans in southeastern Ohio, is Aug. 8 and 9, beginning and ending each day at Burr Oak State Park Lodge in Morgan County near Glouster and traversing four counties in Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area. The College of Arts & Sciences is co-sponsoring this event, and there is an Ohio University discount for the two-day tour (without lodging)

Jul 27, 2016
School of Media Arts & Studies welcomed record number of students for High School Media Workshop
The workshop introduced students to the latest techniques and equipment in audio, video, animation & games, film sound and storytelling/producing classes taught by School of Media Arts & Studies professors.

Ohio University Lancaster's The Wizard of Oz Theatre Production Praised
The show runs from July 24th, 2016 to August 7th, 2016. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats and are available for purchase online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre

Jul 28, 2016
Governor appoints Diane Smullen to Ohio University Board of Trustees
Governor appoints Diane Smullen to Ohio University Board of Trustees

Fellows Program students learn leadership skills at Grand Teton National Park
In early May, 10 students grouped with Chris Fowler, director of the Ohio Fellows Program, and Peter Mather, interim dean of University College, trekked across the country to Grand Teton National Park. Teamed with the Teton Science Schools, the students studied leadership as it pertains to systems thinking and an understanding of ecological systems.

Higazi and colleagues publish on first time elimination of river blindness in Africa
Tarig Higazi, associate professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, along with his colleagues from around the world, published a paper on the first documented elimination of river blindness, a major tropical disease, in Abu Hamed, Northern Sudan.

Jul 29, 2016
Members of OHIO's first physician assistant class receive white coats
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions honored 39 aspiring physician assistants during the program’s first White Coat Ceremony on Friday, July 22.

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OHIO students promote health education in Botswana
OHIO students helped spread awareness about non-communicable diseases and worked with health care providers during the Global Health Initiative's summer 2016 trip to Botswana.

Meet the Professor: Katie Hartman
Meet the Professor: Katie Hartman

From Brazil to Ohio, executives learn what it’s like to be Business Bobcats
From Brazil to Ohio, executives learn what it’s like to be Business Bobcats