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Jan 3, 2012
Lancaster Electronic Media students launch radio show
Ohio University Lancaster Electronic Media students will launch their radio show Thursday, Jan. 5, 12:30 p.m., on a station serving communities in and around the campus.

Site allows students to find adviser by major
A new website lists the faculty and staff members responsible for advising students according to major.

Chinese student adapts to college life - Branching Out [video]
Like most other International students, Xuanyuan Gao is pursuing a better education with his family's high expectations. In the process, he has learned to be independent and confident.

Culinary Services and Kellogg’s fight hunger in Athens
In a collaborative effort to help fight hunger, Kellogg’s Food Away from Home and Ohio University Culinary Services are teaming up for one month to donate cereal to a local area food bank.

Jan 4, 2012
Employee page update nearly complete
Ohio University's recently updated and remodeled employee website will fully replace its predecessor at the end of fall quarter.

January issue of Alumni Association newsletter available
The January issue of Ohio University Alumni Association's e-newsletter, "Alumni," is now available to view.

Workshops to offer funding tips for SEA, OURC awards
Faculty, students and staff seeking funding for research, scholarship and creative activity are invited to attend two workshops that will offer tips on how to make Student Enhancement Award (SEA) and Ohio University Research Council (OURC) proposals competitive for funding.

David Descutner on WATH Party Line Jan. 5
Dean of University College and Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies David Descutner will be a guest on WATH's hour-long radio talk show "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. on Jan. 5 to talk about the latest happenings at OHIO.

MLK Jr. Day celebration includes march, brunch, and community service
Ohio University will honor Martin Luther King Jr. Day for the third consecutive year with a weeklong celebration, Jan. 12-16.

MAC opponents announced for Bobcats' 2012 football season
The Mid-American Conference has announced the 2012 league home and away opponents for the Ohio University football team. The MAC also added the University of Massachusetts football team.

Jan 5, 2012
Research Expo registration, other activities announced by Graduate College
On Wednesday, the Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate College sent an email to the Ohio University community sharing information about Research Expo registration and other research and Graduate College activities.

Branding OHIO through consistent website headers and footers
Ohio University’s brand is carried through print and multimedia as well as on the Web.

New faces, focus at Institutional Equity
It has been a busy academic year at Institutional Equity, with new staff members, and a recommitted focus to the faculty and staff of Ohio University.

University, City of Athens celebrate delivery of new fire truck
The City of Athens hosted a show-and-tell on Wednesday morning for a new fire ladder truck that was purchased with the help of a $250,000 pledge from Ohio University.

The sky's the limit for first winter quarter Science Café
Michael Braasch, former director of the Avionics Engineering Center (AEC) at Ohio University, will host the quarter's first Science Café at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Comedy about graduate student life to screen Jan. 12 
The PHD Movie, a humorous film about the trials and tribulations of earning a graduate degree, will be screened at 7 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Ohio University's Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Jan 6, 2012
D.J. Cooper named Cousy Award finalist
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., announced that Ohio junior guard D.J. Cooper is one of 20 finalists for the 2012 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award.

Industrial and systems engineering students win second place in national competition
An Ohio University student engineering team placed second of 29 teams nationwide in an ergonomics evaluation software competition sponsored by Auburn Engineers, Inc., of Auburn, Ala.

Jan 9, 2012
Comedy about graduate student life to screen Jan. 12
The PHD Movie, a humorous film about the trials and tribulations of earning a graduate degree, will be screened at 7 and 9 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12, at Ohio University's Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Ohio University to close Wolfe Street Apartments as part of housing, capital plans
Ohio University will close the Wolfe Street apartment complex, a 52-unit graduate and family housing complex on the Athens campus, when current leases expire on June 15, 2012.

Engineering students re-engineer Baker Front Room
The Front Room recently underwent a major renovation in service flow to increase efficiency, thanks to the work of industrial and systems engineering students at Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Dhaka International Film Festival to screen graduate student's film
Ohio University graduate student Dejan Mraovic's short film, "Rocky the Boss," has been selected to compete in the 12th Dhaka International Film Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens campus will test its emergency communication systems at noon on Friday, Jan. 13.

Jan 10, 2012
Provost and VPFA offer OHIO a RCM update
On Tuesday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an email to all Ohio University faculty and staff to share updates on Responsibility Centered Management-related activities that happened over Winter Break.

Ellis Hall elevator unavailable
On Friday afternoon, Facilities reported that the elevator in Ellis Hall on College Green on the Athens campus would be inoperative for an extended period.

Kennedy Lecture speaker to dissect 'The Physics of Superheroes' Wednesday
Author, University of Minnesota physics professor, and Hollywood science consultant James Kakalios will speak at Ohio University at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Jan 11, 2012
Space reservation request procedure changes
Ohio University Event Services has revised the procedure by which reservation requests for major event spaces will be submitted, reviewed and accepted for the 2012 – 2013 academic year. This includes any space request that falls between Aug. 15, 2012 and Aug. 14, 2013.

Free breast health education, mammograms available
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) will provide free breast health education and breast cancer screenings for uninsured and underinsured women ages 40 to 49 on Thursday, Jan. 12 and Thursday, Jan. 19.

AOF honors OU-HCOM physicians, students
Several Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine <br />(OU-HCOM) alumni, faculty, students and supporters received American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF) awards at its 10th Annual Honors Celebration. The gala event was held in conjunction with the AOA 116th Medical Conference & Exposition, in Orlando Oct. 30 to Nov. 1.

Alden Library to host annual mini-golf outing during Dad's Weekend
Ohio University Libraries will hold their second annual Alden Open Mini-Golf Outing from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, just in time for Dad's Weekend.

Prominent book launches highlight Ohio University Press' fall quarter
Two prominent book launches topped the list of happenings at Ohio University Press during the fall quarter.

New e-mail filter targets phishing scams
Scammers trying to phish OHIO e-mail users into revealing their passwords will have a harder time setting the hook now, thanks to a new filter that flags questionable messages and redirects risky URLs.

Jan 12, 2012
Bridges to join United Negro College Fund’s Patterson Research Institute
Brian Bridges, vice provost for diversity, access and equity, announced that he has accepted a position as the executive director of the United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) Frederick D. Patterson Research Institute.

Nelson Dining Hall undergoing renovations
Throughout the course of this year, Nelson Dining Hall will undergo some major renovations.

OHIO invited to join in celebrating MLK, Jr.
On Wednesday, Vice Provost for Diversity, Access, and Equity Brian Bridges sent an email to the OHIO community inviting them to participate in the many events celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr.

Darrell Purdy is new employee accommodation go-to
Last month, Institutional Equity gained a new colleague who brings personal and professional commitment to employee accessibility with the addition of Darrell Purdy, assistant director for employee accommodation and campus accessibility.

University to close Monday for MLK Day
Ohio University will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, in observance of the national Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

Jan 13, 2012
Choose Ohio First STEMM Scholar Showcase is Jan. 23
The Choose Ohio First (COF) STEMM Scholar Showcase will take place Jan. 23 to honor some of the best college students in the state who are studying in science, technology, engineering, math and medicine disciplines.

Ping Center 101 incentive program enters round two
Ping 101–Round 2, a bring-your-class-or-professor to Ping, faculty and staff appreciation event, will be held Jan. 23-28 with all of the same great incentives offered in the fall.

LGBT center looking forward to eventful quarter
Ohio University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LGBT) Center is welcoming the New Year with a wide range of events for students to get involved this winter. Highlights for the quarter include a spa night and visits from Bill Bowers and Erin Upchurch.

OHIO welcomes Dads this weekend
During Dads Weekend, Jan. 20-22, students can show off all the great things Ohio University has to offer while catching up on some family time.

Get the scoop on summer study abroad at Jan. 24 fair
Students can find their destination at the Office of Education Abroad's "Get the Scoop on Summer Study Abroad," which will be held 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Baker University Center Theatre Lounge.

Jan 17, 2012
Tony the Tiger helps Ohio University students end hunger
This month Ohio University’s Culinary Services are working with Kellogg’s Food Away From Home to help stop hunger in Athens.

President's address to Board of Trustees to be streamed Jan. 20
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis’ address to the Board of Trustees on Jan. 20 will be streamed live on the president’s website.

MLK Day brunch speaker asks audience to serve humanity
The message that Kemba Smith-Pradia delivered to her Ohio University audience of more than 300 people on Monday was simple: Strive for greatness by serving humanity.

Jan 18, 2012
Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Ohio on Feb. 11
Ohio University's bravest will be faced with their chilliest test on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the fifth annual Ohio University Polar Bear Plunge.

Patton College student receives grant to attend Harvard University Leadership Program
Denver Fowler, a Patton College doctoral student, is a recipient of the ‘Learning and Leadership’ grant from the National Education Association Foundation. It will allow him to attend Harvard University's 'New and Aspiring School Leaders' program.

Laurin Williams named MAC swimmer of the week
Laurin Williams has been named the Mid-American Conference Swimmer of the Week, the league office announced on Wednesday. This award marks the second consecutive week in which a Bobcat student-athlete has been honored by the MAC.

First completed TDCPs bring University one step closer to semesters
The first batch of Transition Degree Completion Plans were finalized during Ohio University's winter intercession, in preparation for the University's conversion to a semester-based academic calendar in fall 2012.

RecycleMania begins Jan. 22
Between Feb. 5 and March 31, OHIO will rival schools across the nation and abroad to reduce waste and increase recycling. The tournament is preceded by two pre-season reporting weeks, beginning Jan. 22.

Jan 19, 2012
Faculty and staff meal plans give collaboration opportunities
Faculty and staff are now able to sign-up for several new meal plan offerings for use at any campus dining hall, Grab ‘N Go and more, opening up new opportunities for students, faculty and staff to share a meal together.

Sustainability offers Earth Month programming grants
The Office of Sustainability is giving OHIO students, faculty and staff the opportunity to host sustainability programs throughout Earth Month. Interested parties are encouraged to apply for mini-grants of up to $500 to create and run a program dedicated to educating people on this year's theme: Energy.

Baiye focused on Title IX training in her first year
In October, Inya Baiye joined the Office of Institutional Equity as assistant director for civil rights compliance, bringing with her a desire to open doors to current and future Ohio University faculty, staff and students.

OHIO sees major gains in quality and quantity of media placements
According to the 2011 annual report "Ohio University in the Media," more people than ever before are hearing about OHIO thanks to the efforts of the University Communications and Marketing External Relations team.

Tenth annual Senior Saturday slated for Jan. 28
The 10th annual Scripps Senior Saturday will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 28, 2012, in Scripps Hall. This free event will be sponsored by the Scripps Society of Alumni & Friends and assists students in beginning their careers in the industry.

Winter quarter Course Design Institute signup available
Academic Technologies (AT) and the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) are co-facilitating the Winter Course Design Institute (CDI) for faculty.

Regional collaboration promises streamlined advising across campuses
In the past, Brian Schoen's role as advising coordinator for Ohio University's History Department was almost entirely confined to the Athens campus. That all changed when plans for the University's quarters-to-semesters (Q2S) conversion got underway.

Kent Smith joins Langston University
On Thursday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to the entire University community regarding Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith's departure.

Jan 20, 2012
Ohio University Research Committee announces fall funding recipients
Ohio University Research Committee announces fall funding recipients

The Third Gender
Photojournalist Rebecca Sell documents female Marines reaching across cultural boundaries in Afghanistan

Molly Morris to discuss sexual reproduction of freshwater fish at Jan. 25 Science Cafe
Professor of Biological Sciences Molly Morris will be the speaker at the Science Café at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25 in the Baker University Center Front Room. Free coffee will be available for the first 50 attendees.

Trustees discuss academic quality, capital plans
The Ohio University Board of Trustees took a close look at both the educational core and the physical infrastructure of the University at meetings yesterday and today on the Lancaster campus.

Students, community, media invited to
Students, the Ohio University community and the media are invited to tour the renovated facility, meet the Campus Care health care team and enjoy cookies, health care information and (for students) flu shots! The health care experience for Ohio University students continues to improve with the recently completed renovations to the <br />Campus Care facility. <br />

A multimedia look at MLK Jr. Week
Ohio University doesn't just celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. for one day, but for an entire week. This video wrap up includes highlights from the 2012 Silent March, Celebratory Brunch (with guest speaker Kemba Smith-Pradia) and Day of Service.<br />

Jan 23, 2012
Campus Care holds open house for students
Students, the Ohio University community and the media are invited to tour the renovated facility, meet the Campus Care health care team and enjoy cookies, health care information and (for students) flu shots.

How to dress tips for Jan. 31 Winter Career Fair
The 2012 Winter Career and Internship Fair will take place Tuesday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom. This video gives students tips on how to dress for the big day.

Brown Bag Lunch and Learn sessions promote awareness
The Ohio University Women's Center hosts Brown Bag Lunch and Learn sessions each quarter to promote awareness about women while empowering the University community.

New series highlights those who give
Generosity is something that should not go unnoticed. At Ohio University, dedicated alumni and friends make generous gifts that help to shape OHIO into a place where students, faculty and staff come to realize their promise.

Strong OHIO bonds inspires parent to give back
Rita Isaacs sent her son Michael, nicknamed Mickey, to Ohio University all the way from the Oakland, Calif. area, expecting the normal "sending-your-child-to-college" experience.

OHIO alumna receives prestigious award from Hungarian President Pál Schmitt
During a fall visit to Ohio, the president of the Republic of Hungary presented the prestigious President's Medal of Merit to Ohio University alumna Jenny Grasselli Brown.

Nation's first sport management fraternity to accept new applicants
Ohio University undergraduate students have started the nation's first professional sports management fraternity, Sigma Alpha Sigma Mu.

Interim roles extended and search for vice provost for e-learning and strategic partnerships underway
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit recently outlined her plans for leadership roles in the areas of Regional Higher Education, eLearning OHIO and community college partnerships.

Computer science student receives scholarship created by historic Russ company
A computer science major at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology has been awarded the Systems Research Laboratories scholarship by the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.

Jan 24, 2012
Football team to be honored by Ohio Senate
The Ohio Senate will honor the Bobcats' 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl victory on Jan. 24 at 1:30 p.m. in Columbus.

Professor emeritus congratulates great-granddaughter on photo achievement
The new High School Photography Exhibition at Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art features photography from local high school students. It led to a family reunion for one professor emeritus.

The 1804 Fund awards 19 new research and educational initiatives
For 2011, the Ohio University Foundation has awarded $299,186 to 19 new research and educational initiatives from the 1804 Fund.

2011 recipients of 1804 Fund awards
2011 recipients of 1804 Fund awards

Campus mediation training starts Feb. 9
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring four free mediation skills training sessions for Ohio University employees and students beginning Feb. 9.

My 2 Cents: Student uses hallway to dry clothes and save money [VIDEO]
Senior psychology student CC Ruchti explains why she hangs her clothes out to dry in her hallway to save energy and money.

Jan 25, 2012
A look back at Dads Weekend [SLIDESHOW]
The winter weather didn't stop these dads from visiting their favorite Bobcat. Dads Weekend was packed with many memories and great activities. What is your favorite memory?

Highlighting the Green: Fall 2011 [SLIDESHOW]
Ohio University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are accomplishing remarkable feats every day. This special video encapsulates a few of the recent triumphs that have added new chapters to OHIO's legacy of excellence.

Ohio University Habitat for Humanity working on second build
The Ohio University student chapter of Habitat for Humanity is seeking both volunteers and donations as it continues work on its second independent housing project.

OHIO takes part in Cleveland education partnership
Ohio University, along with 14 other Ohio colleges and universities, has joined a partnership in an effort to raise multicultural student retention rates.

Chillicothe adviser enhances TDCP process with technology [video]
As program coordinator for Law Enforcement Technology on the Chillicothe campus, Jim McKean often relies on podcasts to provide personalized, visual feedback to his online students. This quarter, he's using that same technology to walk his 130 student advisees through the Transition Degree Completion Plan (TDCP).

Jan 26, 2012
President and executive staff address the Faculty Senate
On Monday, President Roderick J. McDavis, joined by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding, addressed the Faculty Senate during the organization's first meeting of the new year.

Winter Parents Weekend to offer fun activities for everyone
Winter Parents Weekend is here again. Show your parents that Ohio University is beautiful in the winter during this special weekend, Feb. 3-5.

Ohio University Press finds friends in current and emeriti faculty
When budget cuts put the life of the Ohio University Press/Swallow Press in jeopardy, two university professors jumped in to insure that the press could not only continue production, but be able to maintain its reputation of excellence as a university press.

First OHIO Alumna Tweets from Beyond
As the first Ohio University alumna, Boyd paved the way for future generations of female students. Today, she is stepping into the 21st century and making it possible for anyone to experience her final year at OHIO.

Multicultural Center kicking off exciting quarter this weekend
Ohio University's Multicultural Center will feature events that encompass the celebrations of both Black History Month and Sibs Weekend this quarter.

Crime alert issued for attempted aggravated robbery
On Jan. 25, a male Ohio University student reported being the victim of an attempted aggravated robbery which occurred Jan. 18, at some time between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.

Women's Center to host exciting events this quarter
The Ohio University Women's Center will continue to inform and educate the community about women, gender and diversity through a wide range of exciting events this quarter.

Women’s Center holds stalking awareness event Jan. 31
The Women’s Center invites all students, faculty and staff to a special presentation that promotes awareness of stalking in conjunction with National Stalking Awareness Month.

Jan 27, 2012
Football team honored by Ohio Senate
The Ohio University football team was honored by the Ohio Senate for its Famous Idaho Potato Bowl victory over Utah State. Several administrators, coaches and players represented the team in Columbus.

OUPD update OHIO on armed fugitive situation
As of 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 27, law enforcement officials believe any threat to the campus and community has passed.

Report and website to help Ohio prepare for future carbon legislation
Researchers from Ohio University's George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology partnered with researchers from The Ohio State University's Center for Resilience in the College of Engineering and John Glenn School of Public Affairs to complete work on a first-of-its-kind comprehensive study of the state's carbon emissions.

Highlighting the Green: Fall Quarter 2011 [SLIDESHOW]
Ohio University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are accomplishing remarkable feats every day. This special video encapsulates a few of the recent triumphs that have added new chapters to OHIO's legacy of excellence.

Jan 30, 2012
Scholarship a loving tribute to HTC alumna
Two years after Andrea Williams' death in 2011, her husband started an HTC scholarship in her name. The Andrea Delmage Williams Scholarship, which will go into effect next year, is a stipend awarded to the top freshman female math major.

Basketball announces blackout - black jerseys now on sale
Ohio Basketball encourages all fans to wear black for their Saturday, Feb. 18 game as part of a planned blackout of the Convo for the Bobcats' annual appearance in the ESPN BracketBuster event.

Patton College of Education announces new endowed scholarship
The Ohio University Foundation has received a $15,000 gift from College of Education alums Lt. Col. Mike Jackson, USAF (Ret) and his wife Karen, both alumni of the college from 1968 and 1969, respectively, for the establishment of the Mike and Karen Jackson Endowed Scholarship in The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

Ohio University kicks off Q2S Blitz Week
This week, Ohio University prepares to transition from quarters to semesters with Q2S Blitz Week.

Ohio University’s rare wintry bloom
Despite Athens’ icy exterior on the evening of Jan. 20, Ohio University’s greenhouse was a balmy oasis to the Amorphophallus titanum’s first bloom since 2010.

Endowed research chair named in honor of John Kopchick
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) has announced it will name a newly endowed research chair to honor one of its most esteemed faculty members.

OHIO names chief audit executive
On Friday, the Ohio University Board of Trustees named Jeffrey Davis as the University's next chief audit executive.

Library archives helps local group to revitalize region
Through their passionate efforts and research from the Ohio University Libraries, the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council may be able to achieve their goal to move the image of our region away from one of poverty and decay, toward an image of quality small town and rural living.