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Mar 1, 2011
OHIO launches meningitis awareness campaign
Ohio University recently launched an informational campaign aimed at educating students about bacterial meningitis. With its focus on prevention and symptom recognition, the campaign seeks to decrease meningitis occurrences on campus by 50 percent.

International offices find new home
This week, Ohio University’s Office of Education Abroad (OEA) and International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) will begin moving into the Walter International Education Center. The newly renovated building at 15 Park Place will serve as a one-stop shop for OHIO’s international and internationally-bound students.

Mar 2, 2011
Word on the Street: Stress
With busy schedules and classes, it's easy for college students to get stressed out. In this edition of Word on the Street, Caleigh Bourgeois asked Ohio University students how they relieve stress.

Winter Dance Concert shows School of Dance’s creativity and talent
OHIO’s School of Dance will host the Winter Dance Concert, its largest annual concert, March 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Templeton- Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Let arts and culture fill your weekend with these upcoming events
Spring into March with the School of Art and the School of Music.

Texas Tech staff to boost collegiate recovery community project
Texas Tech staffers Kitty Harris and Matthew Russell will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3, in the Baker University Center 1804 Lounge.

Mar 3, 2011
This month in the senates: February
This is a brief summary of the monthly meetings of Ohio University’s employee senates.

Bobcat Battalion hosts German Proficiency Badge competition
The Bobcat Battalion hosted a German Proficiency Badge competition offering cadets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Bobcat Renaissance Program update
In June of 2008, the Ohio University Athletic Department announced an innovative and aggressive plan to upgrade the overall program entitled Bobcat Renaissance. Today a progress report was shared with the public.

Mar 4, 2011
Walter International Education Center to facilitate international community
Last week, the Office of Education Abroad (OEA) and International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) moved into the newly renovated Walter International Education Center at 15 Park Place. As staff continues to unpack and settle in, their directors are forging ahead with plans for collaboration under one roof.

OHIO professor sheds light on African burial ground beneath Manhattan
Andrea Frohne, assistant professor of African art history, has spent nearly 11 years researching a controversial African burial ground just steps away from where the World Trade Center towers once stood.

Africa symposium to dispel myth of euro centrism in world sports
Ohio University's seventh annual Sports in Africa Symposium, with the theme of "From Marginalization to Global Citizenship: Africa's First World Cup in Historical Perspective," will be held on Friday, March 11.

Mar 6, 2011
Winter Patton Lecture Series focuses on giving back
Ohio University alumni Tyrone Glenn Hill, Sr. and his wife, Ann Wagner Hill, will present the winter installment of The Patton Lecture Series in a presentation titled "Mentoring, Serving Community and the Importance of Giving.

Mar 7, 2011
Branching Out: Campus DJ and pilot Victor Moore
Student Victor Moore has enjoyed his time on campus as a disc jockey and an airplane pilot. The aviation major explains how he developed his love for both.

Classified employee revamps area youth wrestling
Classified employee Jane Boney is a self-proclaimed wrestling fanatic, whose passion has helped revamp the sport locally through the creation of the Southern Ohio Youth Wrestling League.

Bobcats basketball hosts Toledo on Tuesday in MAC tourney
Ohio earned the No. 5 seed in next week's FirstEnergy Mid-American Conference Tournament and will play host to Toledo on Tuesday at the Convocation Center.

Swimmer Rachel Heim to compete in NCAA Championships
After helping the Bobcats win the 2011 Mid-American Conference Championship, senior Rachel Heim will compete at the NCAA Championships March 17-19 in Austin, Texas.

1804 Fund seeks proposal ideas by March 15
Over the past 30 years, more than 500 research, graduate studies and undergraduate education initiatives at Ohio University have received $14 million in support through the 1804 Fund.

Athletic training students’ video aims for the prize
Students in Ohio University’s Athletic Training Program (AT) are hoping to share some laughs and information about the program with their new, student-produced video as part of a nationwide competition. The videos with the most views will continue in the competition.

Mar 8, 2011
Ohio University Wind Ensemble presents "European Union"
The Ohio University School of Music’s Wind Ensemble will present their fourth concert of the season, “European Union” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Tax preparation services offered for international students
Student volunteers from Beta Alpha Psi and the School of Accountancy will be assisting international students with their federal and state income tax returns.

University mourns death of Distinguished Professor
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Chemistry William D. Huntsman died March 4, in Columbus, Ohio.

University mourns death of former trustee
Former Ohio University trustee, donor and alumnus B. Tad Grover, Jr. died on Saturday, March 5, at Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He was 84 years old.

Diversity Luncheon addresses respect, collaboration in the work place
CONNECT and the Student Alumni Board of the College of Business hosted the second annual Diversity Luncheon on Saturday.

Mar 9, 2011
Three men's basketball players named All-MAC
D.J. Cooper, DeVaughn Washington and Nick Kellogg all received postseason awards from the Mid-American Conference.

Q2S reaches a milestone
A significant Quarters to Semesters transition milestone was achieved at the end of February. All binders, which contain the curriculum for programs in semesters, have been approved by academic units and the University Curriculum Council (UCC) or are in the queue for review and approval.

Tenishia Benson and Shavon Robinson named All-MAC
Redshirt junior Tenishia Benson and freshman Shavon Robinson both received postseason awards from the MAC office Tuesday.

Appalachia Rising: OHIO partnership provides vital care for area children
The Southeastern Ohio Interdisciplinary Assessment Team team takes a family-centered, multidisciplinary approach to assess local children who are at risk for behavioral or development disorders.

Mar 10, 2011
University community aids local tornado relief efforts
On Sept. 16, tornados and severe weather swept through Athens County and central Ohio. Fortunately, Ohio University volunteers and community members responded quickly.

Women's Day Festival to celebrate past, present and future accomplishments
Ohio University will host its third annual International Women's Day Festival at 2 p.m. Sunday in Baker University Center Ballroom.

Computer scientist receives NSF grant
Razvan Bunescu, an assistant professor of computer science, has been awarded a $224,000 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to create tools that will automatically extract world knowledge from Wikipedia.

L.A. or bust
Some OHIO students will not be spending their spring break on a Florida beach. Instead, a group of 20 students will visit Los Angeles over spring break as part of the “Media Arts and Studies in L.A.” program.

Mar 11, 2011
OHIO students in Japan confirmed safe
Ohio University officials have contacted all students studying in Japan and can confirm that they are safe in the wake of the 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the country earlier today.

Alumni to celebrate Spring Reunion Weekend April 1-3
The Ohio University Alumni Association will host an 80s themed all class reunion weekend, beginning Friday, April 1.

Biddle, Fenzel and James dominate Residence Challenge 2011
The seven-week race to reduce electricity consumption in Ohio University’s residence halls concluded Tuesday, with winning halls averting more than 11 tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

Texas Tech official visits to support Recovery Community
Matthew Russell from Texas Tech University visited Ohio University last week to answer questions and raise awareness about a new Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) for students recovering from drug and alcohol addiction.

College of Business team honored for lowering costs to students
Ohio University Professor of Management Systems Raymond Frost and three of his former students in the College of Business were recently honored for saving students thousands of dollars annually.

Mar 14, 2011
Provost and VPFA discuss Ohio University's vision
On Monday, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an e-mail to the entire University community about OHIO's vision.

Ohio basketball team plays at Marshall on Tuesday in Tourney
The Ohio University men's basketball team will participate in the 2011 Tournament. The Bobcats will play at Marshall University on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

OHIO leads MAC in RecycleMania competition
After four weeks of RecycleMania competition, Ohio University remains on top of the Mid-American Conference and is pulling further ahead.

Ohio University gains out-of-state community college partnership
On March 4, OHIO signed a memorandum of understanding with their new community college partner, Mountwest Community and Technical College in West Virginia. This is the first ever out- of- state partnership of this type for Ohio University.

University mourns death of Hugh Bloemer
Associate Professor Emeritus of Geography Hubertus L. "Hugh" Bloemer died on March 10 at the age of 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Ohio University Alumni Journals become newest addition to the Libraries' digital initiatives
The newest digitized collection from the University Libraries, the Ohio University Alumni Journals, is now linked directly from the Libraries updated digital initiatives launch page.

Singing Men of OHIO start multi-state tour
This Friday, the Singing Men of OHIO (SMO) will launch a multi-state tour covering Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Yao Ceremonial Artifacts Collection featured in national journal
A scroll from the Yao Ceremonial Artifacts Collection, housed at the Ohio University Libraries, recently appeared on the cover of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) publication.

Mar 15, 2011
Student Expo registration deadline: Monday, March 28
OHIO students must register for the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo by March 28. The annual event, to be held on May 13, attracts about 600 student participants.

Flood Watch: OHIO's Internet connection overflows
The university’s Internet pipeline is overflowing with media downloads, with the lion’s share coming from services like Netflix. As a result, the university has instituted a temporary 5 Mbps per user limit on residence hall download traffic.

Governor's Town Hall meeting to air on WOUB-TV
After rolling out the state budget to the legislature at 1 p.m., (Tuesday 3/15), Governor Kasich will hold a Town Hall meeting beginning at 6 p.m. to review the budget and answer questions. The town hall meeting will be aired on WOUB-TV 20.1/44.1 starting at 6 p.m.

WOUB; OU students selected to receive Region 4 Mark of Excellence awards
Ohio University students have been selected to receive Region 4 Mark of Excellence awards from the Society of Professional Journalists. Awards will be given at the Society of Professional Journalists annual conference April 1 – 2 in Erlanger, Ky.

Airport receives FAA repair station certification
Ohio University's Gordon K. Bush Airport recently became a Federal Aviation Administration certified aircraft repair station.

McDavis responds to proposed state budget
On Tuesday, Ohio Governor John Kasich released his proposed biennial budget. Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an official response to the budget to the entire OHIO community shortly afterward.

Boys of the Hock ready for busy St. Patrick's Day
March is Irish American Heritage Month and that's a good thing for local band, Boys of the Hock.

Mar 16, 2011
Ohio University junior to compete at IHSA Nationals
This year one of Ohio University’s own, junior Sara Dziegielewski, will be among the 36 finalists in the IHSA Nationals for the Cacchione Cup competition.

Tropical Disease Institute co-hosts international meeting
The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (OU-COM) Tropical Disease Institute (TDI) and its partner, the Center for Infectious Disease Research at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador (Catholic University of Ecuador) in Quito, Ecuador, will join forces to host the first National Meeting on Research into Chagas Disease on March 18.

Roger Finlay was University's first nuclear physicist
Distinguished Professor of Physics Roger W. Finlay died suddenly on Sunday, March 13, while hospitalized near his home in South Carolina.

Network change improves performance for faculty, students
Recent changes to the university's network configuration appear to have addressed the slowdown faculty, staff and students experienced leading into finals week.

Compass e-mails to take hiatus during Spring Break
During Spring Break week, which is March 21-25, Ohio University Compass e-mails will take a hiatus.

Mar 17, 2011
Field Hockey earns NFHCA Academic Team Award
Ohio Field Hockey received a 2010 National Academic Team Award and placed six student-athletes on the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division One National Academic Squad. Juniors Brooke Edwards, Jenna Green and Jen McGill were joined by sophomore Laura Mastro and freshmen Katherine Fenzel and Jessica Vaeth.

OHIO feature premieres at major film festival
Ohio University filmmaker Annie Howell debuted her feature Small, Beautifully Moving Parts to a sold-out audience at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival Monday. The film, about a pregnant tech geek who takes a road trip to reconnect with her estranged mother, was one of only 8 narrative competition features selected from an original pool of 984 submissions.

Branding OHIO through consistency in web design
Successful brands show consistency across all channels. Consistency in print and web design demonstrates reliability, makes a site easier to navigate, and builds greater brand awareness.

Earth Month to focus on human power
Through DIY workshops, speakers, dialogues, films and festivals, Earth Month will encourage examination and celebration of humans' ability to change their ecological footprints and the health of the planet.

Move out and spring break parking restrictions
Parking Services reminds everyone that there will be no open parking areas during finals week or spring break week. Parking Services will allow vehicles to park up to 30-minutes in areas outside residence halls for loading and unloading purposes.

Indiana University theater group to perform one-act plays in Spanish
Indiana University's premiere Spanish theatre group, Grupo de Teatro VIDA, will perform four one-act plays in Spanish titled Relaciones (Relationships) at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2, in Baker University Center Theatre.

Mar 18, 2011
Open forums announced for government relations finalists
The search committee for the position of director of government relations has extended campus invitations to two finalists.

Illustrator Jon Jager to speak at Kennedy Museum of Art
Friends of Kennedy Museum announces the next speaker in the series Inside/Outside: Art Talks at Kennedy Museum. Jon Jager, illustrator and designer, will speak about his work on Thursday, April 7 at Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University.

Mar 22, 2011
Statewide tornado drill Wednesday
With spring comes thunderstorms and the start of tornado season in Ohio. To help Ohioans prepare for possible severe weather, there will be a statewide tornado drill at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday, March 23.

Mar 23, 2011
Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening comes March 30
The 2010-2011 National Tour of “Spring Awakening” is coming to Ohio University on Wednesday, March 30.

Mar 24, 2011
A Journey through the E.W. Scripps Papers at Alden Library
Edgar Simpson, a second-year doctoral student in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, used the Scripps collection at Alden Library to take his historical research project from idea to class project to paper to conference presentation.

Tyree Finalist for 2011 Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award
Ohio's Brittany Tyree was one of 10 female finalists for the 2011 Arthur Ashe Jr. Overall Sports Scholar Award. The junior from University Heights, Ohio was among 10 female and 10 male finalists profiled in the latest issue of the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education.

Mar 25, 2011
Engineering alumni fund award to honor late professor
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University received $50,000 from two alumni to create a student award in honor of a late industrial and systems engineering professor.

New technology awards to provide funding for Ohio University inventors
The Vice President for Research announces two internal funding programs for faculty and staff seeking to commercialize new technologies.

Highlighting the green: Winter 2011
This special video encapsulates a few of the recent triumphs that have added new chapters to OHIO's legacy of excellence.

Mar 28, 2011
Experimental Chinese-American sound project arrives in Athens
With open arms and open ears, the Ohio University community is poised to welcome "Sonorous Presence: China-U.S. Experimental Music Collaborative," an intercultural, interdisciplinary sound project which debuts on campus this week.

Former white supremacist to speak on Thursday
Tom Martinez, a former white supremacist and FBI informant, will present "Inside the Brotherhood of Hate," at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Baker University Center Theatre.

Crime alert issued for sexual imposition on Sunday
The Ohio University Police Department issued a crime alert over the weekend after a man allegedly sexually assaulted a female student on Sunday morning on the Athens campus.

PROJECT Trio to perform free concert April 2
Self described as performers of "high-octane chamber music," PROJECT Trio will present workshops, clinics, and concerts during a three-day residency at Ohio University, March 31-April 2.

Mar 29, 2011
Call for feedback: Draft Sustainability Plan
All Ohio University students, staff and faculty are invited to submit feedback on a draft of the Ohio University Sustainability Plan. Feedback must be received by April 5.

OHIO pushes for strong finish in RecycleMania 2011
Ohio University's Athens campus leads the Mid-American Conference in recycling as the final week of RecycleMania competition gets underway.

Mar 30, 2011
Sticky Science
To study something that might not exist, physics doctoral student Shloka Chandavar uses particles that do exist—such as protons and mesons. By tracking their interactions, she reconstructs theoretical collections of particles called glueballs.

Schuneman Symposium looks into Mashable Media Models
The third annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media will bring nationally renowned experts to Ohio University’s Athens campus to discuss alternative media and business models, April 5-6. All events are free and open to the public.

A cappella groups popular at OHIO
The tradition of a cappella singing has found a niche at Ohio University. A cappella groups have been present on the Athens campus since 1991 when student Raymond Feener founded Section 8.

Wrestler Jeremy Johnson named MAC Freshman of the Year
Ohio wrestler Jeremy Johnson was recently named MAC Freshman of the Year. He finished 32-13 this season.