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Jan 3, 2019
National Academy of Engineering, Ohio University award 2019 Russ Prize
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Julio Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, John Simpson, Richard Schatz and Paul Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary angioplasty.

Jan 4, 2019
New HR and Transportation and Parking Services website launch
New HR and Transportation and Parking Services website launch

Jan 7, 2019
Football's Frank Solich named 2019 AFCA president
Bobcats Head Coach Frank Solich moves up from first vice-president and succeeds outgoing president Bill Cronin of Georgetown (Ky.) College. Solich has guided OHIO to 10 bowl games with four victories, including two in a row.

Former Baseball Coach Joe Carbone inducted into ABCA Hall Of Fame
Induction to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Carbone joins his former head coach, Bob Wren, who was inducted in 1978. Carbone spent 24 seasons (1989-2012) as the head baseball coach at Ohio and is the program's winningest coach.

Jan 8, 2019
Ohio University College of Business Innovation Expo 2018
On December 5, 2018, a total of 71 teams, including more than 440 first-year students, presented their ideas for the College of Business Innovation Expo.

Athletics offers free admission to Women's Basketball showdown against Central Michigan
The undefeated Bobcats are off to their best start in program history and are one of just three unbeaten teams in the nation. They received two votes in the Associated Press Women's Basketball Week 10 Poll on Jan. 7. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Board of Trustees to discuss regional higher education recommendations during January meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will discuss OHIO’s regional higher education strategy and consider capital projects and tuition and fee changes, among other items, during its meetings on Jan. 17 and 18 at Walter Hall in Athens.

Jan 9, 2019
TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company Global Cooling Inc. receives Ohio’s Best Startup Culture Award
Global Cooling, Inc., a TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company helping to build the economy of Southeastern Ohio, was recently recognized with TechOhio’s Best Startup Culture Award in the late-stage startup category.

A&S and Wayne National Forest continue successful internship collaboration
Ten students from the College of Arts & Sciences interned with the Wayne National Forest in summer 2018, marking trails, searching for rare species and habitats, and helping the forest staff prepare for upcoming projects.

University approves six new or revised policies
During fall semester, Ohio University approved the creation or revision of several university policies dealing with: employee pay; animals in or on university-owned property; relocation expenses; and access control for university facilities.

Jan 10, 2019
iCUE Spotlight: Jan. 11-17, 2019
The latest iCUE Spotlight includes triathlon training classes, Student Research and Creative Activity Expo registration and an Athens Music School Gala Concert. Find out more info on the CUE.

President Nellis creates Corporate Engagement Task Force
The task force will prepare an Ohio University Corporate Engagement Strategic Plan, recommend target industries for investment and focus, and serve as ambassadors for contact, engagement and partnership with industry leadership.

Jan 11, 2019
Director of Sports Science Initiatives for Reds to present at Grover Lecture series
As director of Sports Science Initiatives, Charles Leddon works to advance the science of athletics using new technologies in player development while also providing insight and direction for research initiatives. On Jan. 25, he will bring that knowledge and expertise to Ohio University as part of the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Grover Lecture series.

Meet December 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Lindsay Radomski
Lindsay Radomski, the December Classified Employee of the Month, likes country music, planning weddings and relaxing at beaches and pools. Find out more about her here.

Deadline for Libraries’ 1804 and Junior Faculty applications set for March 11
The application for the Junior Faculty Endowment Fund is available for tenure-track faculty, and the 1804 Endowment Fund is open to all students, staff and faculty. The application deadline is March 11.

Ohio University efforts to address affordability and efficiency net $13M in direct savings to students through measures implemented in 2018
At Ohio University, we believe every student deserves an education that helps them unlock their limitless potential. That’s why we have made a commitment to access and affordability as part of our promise for a high-quality education.

Jan 14, 2019
January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees’ Jan. 18 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.

President Nellis previews OHIO's new Challenging Dialogues lecture series within Jan. 4 'First Fridays' message
President Nellis previews OHIO's new Challenging Dialogues lecture series within Jan. 4 'First Fridays' message

Professor of Astrophysics Douglas Clowe to discuss dark energy, future of universe at Science Café
Professor of Astrophysics Douglas Clowe to discuss dark energy, future of universe at Science Café

President Nellis shares Spring Semester 2019 'welcome back' message
President Nellis shares Spring Semester 2019 'welcome back' message

Jan 15, 2019
OHIO online master’s programs ranked among top in nation by U.S. News & World Report
Four of Ohio University’s online master’s programs, as well as its overall online bachelor’s program, were ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report in rankings released today.

University shares financial update FY19 forecast, FY20 budget planning
On Jan. 17, the University's Board of Trustees will be updated on the FY20 Planning Process and Assumptions. The 2025 Strategic Plan will have clearly articulated fiscal strategies and metrics to measure our success in achieving our performance goals.

Jan 16, 2019
iCUE Spotlight: Jan. 18-24, 2019
This week's schedule features a 1980s-themed dance on ice, a professional leadership workshop and the first 90 Minutes Series talk of the spring semester by Pulitzer Prize storytelling coach Amy Wilson.

Reception, open forum for educational leaders from China
Ohio University will welcome educational leaders from China’s Hubei Province to campus on Friday, Jan. 18 with a reception and forum that is open to all faculty, staff, students and community residents.

CoLab launches inaugural lunch and learn CoLab Series
Each lunch and learn will include complementary pizza and beverages — to aid in creative thinking, of course.

Research Division offers new Pivot training sessions
Research Division offers new Pivot training sessions

Tyrone Carr to serve as Ohio University’s interim LGBT Center director
Tyrone Carr to serve as Ohio University’s interim LGBT Center director

Jan 17, 2019
Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems will visit Athens for talk, reception and performance
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design and the Kennedy Museum of Art welcome celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems to Athens the week of Jan. 22-25 for a series of engagements including an opening reception at the museum, a public lecture at the Baker Center Ballroom and a masterclass performance.

Four more Honors Course Enhancement Workshops available for faculty
Faculty are invited to attend one of four spring semester workshops to help them introduce honors components into their existing courses. These workshops are part of the OHIO Honors Program initiated by President Nellis.

Narcan simulation becomes a (virtual) reality
During OHIO’s 2018 spring semester, Sherleena Buchman, assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ School of Nursing, watched as a Narcan simulation she created with a 12-student interprofessional team became reality. Now it has become virtual reality.

OHIO’s annual Sibs Weekend Feb. 1-3
Come one, come all: Siblings, cousins and other family members are invited to Ohio University’s Athens Campus from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3 for the University’s annual Sibs Weekend.

New fund supports Bobcats in short-term emergencies
Through the new structure, individual students may apply for a grant of up to $1,000, which can be used to cover safety needs, emergency medical or dental bills, rent, utilities, groceries or child care.

Faculty in Residence support students 24-7
Lawrence started his own Faculty in Residence journey by living in Read Hall and is now living in Pickering Hall. He spends at least six hours a week engaging with the students and staff in his complex, a program requirement.

OHIO welcomes new class of Margaret Boyd Scholars
McSteen described this year’s class as “a very energetic and diverse group of women who are excited to be a part of this distinguished community of scholars.”

My College Roomie goes live for 2019-20 admits
According to Johnna Matulja, associate director of marketing and business operations for Housing and Residence Life, OHIO is a trailblazer among colleges when it comes to using online social platforms to connect college roommates.

OHIO’s new ‘Challenging Dialogues’ lecture series begins Jan. 24
Series to provide outlet for campus-wide discussions of varied issues sparking national, international debate

Baker Fund awards nearly $50,000 to five faculty proposals
The John C. Baker Fund awarded $49,253 total to five faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2018.

Students mentored by Heritage College faculty receive American Heart Association fellowships
Two trainees working on research projects headed by faculty at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have been awarded fellowships for 2019 by the American Heart Association.

Ohio University Research Committee selects recipients for fall 2018 cycle funding
Ohio University Research Committee selects recipients for fall 2018 cycle funding

Football's Joe Anderson, Joe Lowery to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl
Senior offensive linemen Joe Anderson and Joe Lowery have been selected to compete in the eighth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Pasadena, Calif.

Jan 18, 2019
Concur Expense upgrade will occur on February 5
As announced at the December Business Forum and via Business Matters, the Concur Expense user interface is scheduled to be upgraded. This upgrade will occur on Tuesday, February 5, with minimal impact on the overall user experience. Users will observe visual changes with no major changes to system functionality. The new design will make it easier to submit expense reports quickly, improve the use of the screen space available, and provide easier access to features in the system.

Lactation room now available to parents at Ohio University Lancaster
Ohio University Lancaster has added a new lactation room available to all parent students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Professor Scott Minar Performs "Leaves from Aleppo"
Dr. Minar, along with Dr. Terman, presented “Leaves from Aleppo” at Pittsburg’s City of Asylum, and at Clarion University.

Board of Trustees approves new construction, tuition and fee increases
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved construction of a new building for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as expected tuition and fee changes for incoming students for the Fall of 2019, during its meeting Friday.

Changes to OHIO Match Program allow for greater flexibility in scholarship giving
More than $580,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to Ohio University undergraduates over the past three fiscal years, thanks to donors who have contributed to a historic investment in student accessibility and affordability that is expanding in its final months to include regional campuses and specific programs.

Jan 22, 2019
Professor of Psychology Julie Owens to discuss community-engaged research and why it matters at Café Conversation
Professor of Psychology Julie Owens to discuss community-engaged research and why it matters at Café Conversation

Mechanical engineering doctoral student wins best paper at national meeting
Michael Spencer recently received the best paper award at the 2018 American Institute of Chemical Engineers Annual Meeting. It is the premier chemical engineering educational forum for innovation and professional growth.

Athens Campus emergency communication systems to be tested Friday, Jan. 25
Athens Campus emergency communication systems to be tested Friday, Jan. 25

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban announces search committee for director of Ohio University’s LGBT Center
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban announces search committee for director of Ohio University’s LGBT Center

University kicks of 10th anniversary of Celebration of Women of Appalachia Project with fine art exhibition
The Ohio University Multicultural Center has announced the first of two events in celebration of its 10-year partnership with the Women of Appalachia Project, the annual fine art exhibition featuring 35 female artists living in or with strong ties to Appalachia.

Jan 23, 2019
Veterans and Military Students Faculty/Staff Awareness Training begins Feb. 5
Landing Zone training seeks to provide its participants with an understanding of the unique challenges faced by veteran students.

Women’s Golf announces 2019 spring schedule
The Bobcats will compete seven times during the spring season. The Bobcats will open the season Saturday, Feb. 2 at the 2019 Spring Challenge Cup.

Applications open for presenters at 2019 Spotlight on Learning Conference
The Office of Instructional Innovation is accepting proposals to present at the 2019 Spotlight on Learning Conference. This year’s theme is “Experiential Learning.” Apply by February 10.

Country music, comedy-drama and juggling on tap for Performing Arts and Concert Series
From a concert with a former member of The Eagles to a play that will reignite the child in every adult, the lineup slated for spring semester has something for everyone to enjoy.

CHIP gears up for another year of healthy food and lifestyle changes
Ohio University employees who are interested in improving their health and lifestyle by adopting a healthy diet and increasing their exercise level should consider enrolling in the free Complete Health Improvement Program.

Highlighting the Green: Fall 2018 semester recap [VIDEO]
A few of this edition’s highlights include the openings of both Alden Library’s CoLab and the Sandy and Perry Sook Academic Center, OHIO faculty earning Regional Emmy Awards, and OHIO’s Patton College being awarded a $2.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

Jan 24, 2019
iCUE Spotlight: Jan. 25-31, 2019
This week's schedule features an employee appreciation event for Saturday's men's basketball game, academic talks and Trombone Day in Glidden Hall.

Information session on study abroad opportunities in Ecuador
An information session on three different study abroad opportunities in Ecuador will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, beginning at 5:00 p.m. in Baker University Center 230.

University mourns Ellery Golos, founder of the Honors Tutorial College and emeritus professor
Former Ohio University math professor, honorary alumnus and founder of the OHIO Honors Tutorial College Ellery Golos died on Jan. 12. He was an emeritus professor of mathematics.

Reference Materials for Concur Expense Interface Upgrade Shared
Reference Materials for Concur Expense Interface Upgrade Shared

Ohio University named Music Teachers National Association’s chapter of the year
The award honors an MTNA chapter for its exceptional contributions to the music teaching profession. Ingle said the selection of OHIO’s chapter recognizes the “significant accomplishments and important work” it is doing to advance music and music teaching on campus and in the community.

Register now for 2019 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
This year’s Expo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, at the Ohio University Convocation Center. Students must enroll online at www.ohio.edu/studentexpo to participate. Registration closes Feb. 28.

OHIO Trustees release funding for new medical education facility
The OHIO Board of Trustees approved release of the balance of funding for a new $65 million Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine facility in Athens. The board had previously approved about $9 million toward the project; Friday’s action released the remaining $56 million.

College of Fine Arts establishes Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts
The Ohio Valley Center for Collaborative Arts (CoArts) is the first and only arts-based research center at OHIO that creates research models for community development through arts engagement and social practice.

Jan 25, 2019
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with must-haves, specials from The Bobcat Store
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for the perfect way to show your love for someone special—and for Ohio University—look no further than The Bobcat Store.

Restorations underway for trunk belonging to Manasseh Cutler
OHIO’s University Libraries has been awarded a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant through the State Library of Ohio to restore a trunk belonging to Manasseh Cutler, “the father of Ohio University.”

Ellis Hall renovation celebrated, memories shared at ribbon cutting
Following public remarks, the speakers and other stakeholders made their way to the front of the room to take part in the ribbon cutting ceremony. Each was given a pair of scissors and together they officially reopened Ellis Hall by cutting a green banner that read, “So enter that daily thou mayest grow in knowledge wisdom and love.”

Program offers faculty/staff new opportunity to travel abroad
An innovative new program is providing funding for Ohio University faculty and staff to travel internationally and take part in global engagement programs. Participants in the first cohort will travel to Vietnam and Thailand for two weeks in May 2019.

Jan 28, 2019
Submit your Homecoming 2019 theme ideas
Homecoming theme ideas are being accepted now through Thursday, Feb. 28, and may be emailed to homecoming@ohio.edu.

Ohio University Southern scholarship pays tribute to resident’s life of service
The Zelma S. Holmes Scholarship benefits high-achieving, financially-eligible Ohio University Southern students who have a record of serving others.

Libraries accepting proposals to purchase materials critical to faculty, staff or student research
University Libraries is now accepting proposals for the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund, available to tenure-track faculty, and the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund, available to OHIO’s faculty, staff and students. The deadline is March 11.

OHIO community ready to boogie for a good cause at BobcaThon 2019
Ohio University’s 2019 BobcaThon 12-hour dance marathon, to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, will be held Feb. 16.

University to host table top training exercises for business continuity planners
The Office of Emergency Programs will host brown bag lunch training sessions for business continuity planners. Office setup during emergency situations, tornado preparation, self-defense training, and office communication channels during a crisis are the session topics.

Jan 29, 2019
Ohio University makes access to higher education easier than ever before
Ohio University has unveiled a new, online resource that provides easy access to information about OHIO’s high-quality, affordable college education, available anytime, anyplace.

Ohio University Research Moment - Larry Witmer [VIDEO]
Ohio University Professor Lawrence Witmer has made a career out of “fleshing out” extinct beasts, using comparisons to modern-day relatives such as birds and crocodiles to reveal their secrets. His research is funded by the National Science Foundation. Find out more about it in this video.

OHIO’s Office of Sustainability announces Sustainability Hub Coordinators
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability has announced the faculty coordinators who will lead each of the University’s Sustainability Hubs.

Ohio University named one of top military-friendly schools in U.S.
Ohio University Is proud to announce it has once again been named one of the nation’s top military-friendly schools for 2019-2020 by Viqtory Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Retiring administrators paperwork deadline is March 1 to ensure recognition at 2019 Administrative Service Awards
Administrators who are considering retiring prior to July 1 are reminded that their paperwork must be submitted to University Human Resources by March 1 in order to be recognized at this year’s April 11 ceremony.

OHIO shares details regarding approaching winter weather
OHIO shares details regarding approaching winter weather

Jan 30, 2019
Applications for pilot course design studio due February 13
The Office of Instructional Innovation is offering a three-hour intensive workshop on (re)designing online and blended courses. Apply by February 13.

Lawrence Witmer to discuss “Digital Dinosaurs—Fleshing Out the Past!” at Science Cafe
Event will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6.

MLK Jr. Brunch speaker tells audience to tear down walls, not build them [PHOTOS]
The 2019 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration was kicked off for the 10th consecutive year by the Silent March and Brunch on Monday. The events lasted through Saturday. Check out the pictures.

Athens Community Center acting as area warming station
The Athens Community Center will be open as a warming station today and overnight as the temperatures continue to drop. Plans are to accommodate people until Thursday morning.

Erica Johnson named MAC East Basketball Player of the Week
Johnson earned weekly conference honors for the second time in her career. She's the first Bobcat to earn the honor twice this season. She shot 60.0 percent from the field, 58.3 percent from the 3-point line and 73.3 percent from the free throw line in two wins.

Second Annual Business of Games Summit brings renowned gaming experts to Ohio University Feb. 22
For the second year, national gaming and eSports leaders and entrepreneurs will convene in Athens to talk about the state of the gaming and eSports industries and emerging digital trends at the Ohio University Business of Games Summit on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at Baker University Center on the Athens campus.

Office of Sustainability announces Climate & Sustainability Ambassadors Program
The Ambassadors will be advocates for the Office of Sustainability and will participate in outreach and education to students, faculty and staff on aspects of climate change and sustainability.