|Benefits Open Enrollment period closed on May 3|
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity OHIO employees have to make changes to their benefits coverage plan options. This year, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period began on April 11 at 12:00 pm and closed on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 pm.
|Ohio University Southern recognizes graduates, inaugural BSN class|
More than 300 Ohio University Southern diplomas were granted at the 2016 Graduation Recognition Ceremony – and 18 of these were to students who were recognized as the first graduates of the campus’ bachelor of science in nursing program.
|Alumni College courses to cover health, culture|
Alumni returning to campus for lectures from current faculty is a long-standing OHIO Alumni Association tradition. Back again for the third year in tandem with On The Green Weekend, Alumni College 2016 will feature issues of health in Appalachia, new scientific research discoveries and reflections on art, history and culture in the U.S. and at Ohio University.
|Cynthia Kabat King retirement party is May 13|
A retirement reception for Cynthia Kabat King will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the Friends of the Library Room in Alden Library. The event is free and open to the public.
|IT Service Desk extends summer hours to match early classes|
In response to requests from faculty, the Service Desk has adjusted its summer support hours to start at 7:00 am.
|New rates & payment policies at Bobcat Depot|
Depot to stop allowing students to charge ID replacements & clicker purchases to their university bills.
|Health care premium credit to be provided to eligible faculty and staff|
The premium refund is scheduled to be processed with the May 15 semi-monthly pay and the May 25 bi-weekly pay. The amount of the credit will be approximately $279 per eligible employee.
|Ombudsperson provides support, guidance and resources to Ohio University community|
Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff can sometimes face unique challenges as they navigate through a large university’s policies, procedures and personnel. It’s the responsibility of one person to provide confidential support and resources for Bobcats as they move through their educational and professional journeys at Ohio University – and it belongs to the University’s ombudsperson.
|NASA psychiatrist alum tells Heritage College graduates, “Plan to change”|
At the Heritage College's 37th annual Commencement ceremony, the college's largest graduating class in history heard a message from a member of its first incoming class, 1980 graduate and now NASA psychiatrist and flight surgeon Ronald C. Moomaw, D.O.
|John S. Mattox to receive Austin C. Furbee award|
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen John S. Mattox as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.
|Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference explores regional business ecosystem|
Statewide public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from other businesses and organizations have an opportunity to learn about, “Exploring our Business Ecosystem,” at the Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference at Ohio University Baker Center in Athens, Ohio on May 17, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
|Scientists develop synchronized molecular motors|
The team, led by physicist Saw-Wai Hla of Ohio University, published an Advanced Online Publication today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology demonstrating that scientists can control the coordinated motions of tiny machines at the nanoscale.
|Junior Executive Business Program celebrates senior success|
Last Friday, seven Junior Executive Business Program (JEBP) seniors were celebrated with songs, words of wisdom, and more than a few tears.
|ResearchMatch kiosk at Ohio University|
In an effort to bring attention to the importance of research participation, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit and the Ohio University Office of Research Compliance are hosting a kiosk for ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch is a free and secure registry that connects interested individuals with researchers who are recruiting volunteers for health studies.
|Chillicothe Campus salutes graduates|
Latest OU-C students join ranks of Ohio University alumni, education student partnership and other news from Chillicothe Campus
|Authors@Alden with Hwa-Wei Lee and interviewer Charles Ping|
On Thursday, May 19, Ohio University Libraries will host the Authors@Alden series featuring Hwa-Wei Lee, dean emeritus of Ohio University Libraries, and interviewer Charles J. Ping, president emeritus of Ohio University, for a conversation about Lee’s life and journey as an international Chinese American librarian.
|Physicists discover interaction between distant magnetic atoms|
Oscar Avalos, doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy, Visiting Researcher Diego Mastrogiuseppe, and Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, report discovering unusually long-reaching spintronic interactions at the atomic level in a newly published article.
|Profit and unrealistic data drive wildlife management, researchers find|
Romanian wildlife management authorities determine annual hunting quotas based on ambiguous data, and these decisions might be influenced by the profitability of the hunt, according to new research from an international team of scientists including Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University.
|Technical writing made easier through university collaboration|
At Ohio University, working together can take many forms. One way is through ongoing partnerships across campus, such as the collaboration between the Linguistics Department through the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.
|David A. Wolfort elected chair of Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017|
Trustee David A. Wolfort has been elected chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017, succeeding Sandra J. Anderson, whose term ended May 13.
|Spring Homecoming will celebrate academics and the arts|
The long-awaited spring Homecoming, On The Green Weekend kicks off Wednesday, May 18, and it’s not the only thing that has Athens County and the entire OHIO community abuzz. After 17 years below ground, the brood V cicadas are due to emerge just in time for the festivities.
|OHIO Reach Scholars Program highlighted during conference for Southeastern Ohio foster care youth|
Ohio University’s OHIO Reach Scholars Program played a major role in the inaugural Reaching for Success Conference for Southeastern Ohio foster care youth hosted by Foster ACTION Ohio on May 14. The event welcomed 20 foster care youth from southern Ohio to campus.
|Emma Ryan named First-Team All-MAC Track & Field|
<br />Ohio sophomore Emma Ryan has been named First-Team All-Mid-American Conference for her performance at the 2016 MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She won the javelin title with a career-best throw of 150-10.
|Consumer Research Center Fellows wow Kellogg’s with consumer insight presentations|
Snap, crackle, pop! Kellogg’s continues to explore and expand partnership with Consumer Research Center after being impressed by student insights.
|Four Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort|
Four Ohio University research teams have been selected for the second I-Corps@Ohio cohort. For seven weeks beginning on May 13, the OHIO teams will join 20 teams representing universities from across the state to validate the market potential of their own proposed technologies and to learn about launching startup companies.
|New OHIO spirit award calls for video submissions, winner to be Homecoming 2016 guest of honor|
The OHIO Alumni Association is giving alumni the chance to show off their OHIO spirit by competing in an all-new Homecoming 2016 video contest.
|University paleontologists discover new species of horned dinosaur|
An international team of scientists, including a graduate student lead author from Ohio University, have identified a new species of centrosaurine, a member of the large-bodied ceratopsians that diversified in North America and Asia during the final stages of the age of dinosaurs.
|COMS Professor Judith Yaross Lee named 2016 Distinguished Professor|
On Friday, April 29, during Graduate Commencement, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced that Dr. Judith Yaross Lee, professor of communication studies and director of Honors Tutorial Studies in the Scripps College of Communication, was one of two faculty awarded a 2016 Distinguished Professor Award.
|COMS alumnus receives Sharjah Award for dissertation|
Adil Al-Busaidi, MA ’12 and PhD ’14, received the prestigious Sharjah Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Administrative Science in the Arab Region for his doctoral dissertation.
|John S. Mattox receives Austin C. Furbee Award|
An award dinner was held May 18 in honor of John S. Mattox who the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter named as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.
|Undergrads, high schoolers invited to participate in tuition-free Swahili program|
This summer, Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and the Department of Linguistics will be hosting a tuition-free intensive elementary Swahili program, which is accepting applications until June 1 from undergraduates at any institution as well as high school students from the surrounding school districts.
|OHIO’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair hosts seminar focusing on national security in Malaysia|
Ohio University’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan, recently hosted a half-day seminar on campus focusing on Malaysia’s National Security and the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
|School of Music mourns the death of Lisa Foerster|
The School of Music mourns the passing of faculty member Lisa Foerster, assistant professor of voice, who died Wednesday in an automobile accident, on Route 56 in northern Vinton County, along with her two children, Emma C. Hamel, 19, and Thomas J. Hamel, 18, and her sister Lorraine E. Alsterberg, 57, of Oregon.
|Meet Barbara Wright, the May Classified Employee of the Month|
Patton College of Education Administrative Specialist Barbara Wright loves working with students, reading the Bible, vacationing at the beach and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Find out more about her here.
|VIDEO: how the Certificate in Entrepreneurship helped these 4 startups|
Starring students Noha Al-Khalqi, Alex Geiser, Praveen Gopallawa, and John Zinno
|Revisiting the best College of Business tweets of 2016|
Here’s a look at our most popular Twitter content of 2016. Talk about a #tbt!
|University community mourns Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch|
Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, age 59 of The Plains, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, May 17, 2016, at Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital, Athens.
|Chillicothe Campus connects with College Credit Plus students|
Events aimed at current, prospective high school and college students plus other campus news
|OHIO hosts seventh annual SIDE diversity education training|
Nearly 30 individuals participated in the seventh annual Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE), which was held May 17-20 at the Athens Campus.
|University closed May 30 in observance of Memorial Day holiday|
Most Ohio University offices and departments will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Some campus operations will remain open while others will function under restricted hours.
|OHIO hospitality expert offers summer travel tips|
Hospitality expert Sandy Chen, an associate professor in the Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program within Ohio University’s Patton College of Education, offers five tips that can help travelers save money, and stay comfortable, during summer vacations.
|Edison Biotechnology Institute celebrates student research partnership with AMVETS|
Representatives of AMVETS visited campus to hear research presentations from six undergraduate award recipients and three alumni of the program, which has supported a total of 40 Ohio University students.
|Kids in College Registration Underway at Ohio University Lancaster|
Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster is currently accepting registrations. Now in its 37th year, the program provides an opportunity for 4th to 9th grade students to reinforce the knowledge and instruction they received in school.
|Members of OHIO Soccer Coaching Program visit Madrid, Spain|
Members of the Ohio University Soccer Coaching Program recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime coaching education visit to Madrid, Spain.
|Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies|
Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies
|OHIO volunteers honored at 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference|
The OHIO Alumni Association hosted the 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference (ALC) Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 20 during On The Green Weekend, OHIO’s annual spring Homecoming.