|Innovation Engine Accelerator seeks applicants for 2013 digital media program|
Up to $20,000 in funding is available for selected companies
|Child-advocacy organization and Ohio University form partnership to serve at-risk children|
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) has taken on another community partner, the Athens County Child Advocacy Center, in its widening effort to improve the health and well-being of families in rural southeast Ohio.
|Top 5 tricks to protect your Facebook profile|
Facebook, Twitter, and other social sites pose unique risks. Here are five simple tricks that will help secure your social network profiles.
|University Hosts Conference Featuring Activists from the Front Lines of African Women and Children’s|
Africa today accounts for more than half of the maternal and child deaths in the world, and Nigeria, with two percent of the world’s population, currently has 10 percent of the world’s maternal deaths.
|Professor to discuss the free markets and Neoliberalism on Thursday|
Angus Burgin, assistant professor of history at Johns Hopkins University, will present, "Planning Against Planning: The Mont Pelerin Society and the Origins of Neoliberalism," Thursday, March 14.
|Students network “family style” with Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors|
During the winter meeting of the Ohio University Alumni Association, Board of Directors mingled with more than 33 students during an Italian-style “Dinner en Famiglia.”
|The Scripps College of Communication|
For many people, the Scripps College of Communication is Ohio University. Its divisions—the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the J.W. McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, and the schools of Communication Studies, Media Arts and Studies, and Visual Communication—are renowned as some of the finest centers of communications learning and scholarship in the world.
|WOUB Public Media the favorite payroll deduction designation of OHIO contributors|
WOUB Public Media, the PBS and NPR affiliates licensed to Ohio University, has two important purposes: serving the community and training journalism students. That doesn’t come cheap; programming costs reach around $1.25 million a year. Asking for the community’s financial support through membership campaigns helps to offset those costs. WOUB is the largest recipient of employee payroll deductions.
|“Party Legal” campaign revs up for spring fests|
Ohio University and the City of Athens are once again teaming up to remind students to “Party Legal” during the spring block party season.
|Meet Distinguished Professor John Kopchick|
John Kopchick is a world-renowned molecular biologist known for his discovery of a compound that became the basis of a drug called Somavert. It treats acromegaly, a disorder causing the excessive growth of organs and bones that can lead to a premature death. On March 18, Ohio University will honor Kopchick during the Distinguished Professor Reception and Lecture.
|Ohio University Southern Campus celebrates nursing program’s 10th anniversary|
More than 150 students, faculty, staff, alumni and community members gathered for the Ohio University Southern Campus “Dean’s Gala” on February 23, 2013, to celebrate 10 years of nursing education on the campus.
|Bone marrow recipient encourages fellow students to become a donor|
When OUL student Sarah Secoy was six years old she was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia. Thanks to a bone marrow donor, she's pursuing her degree and encouraging her fellow students to save a life.
|Performance management webinars available online|
Leadership and Staff Development office and University Human Resources Compensation are offering seven performance management webinars.
|Business conference focuses on students' financial literacy|
Two College of Business student organizations, CONNECT and OU’s Student Equity Management Group (OUSEMG), recently hosted the first 401(K)nowledge financial literacy conference. The event, held in the Walter Rotunda, was open to all OHIO students.
|John Kopchick to deliver Distinguished Professor Lecture on March 18|
John Kopchick will deliver the Distinguished Professor Lecture titled "Growth Hormone, Mini Mice, Football, Dirty Shorts and A New Drug" on Monday, March 18.
|Quilts on display at Lancaster campus for Women's History Month|
Quilts line the walls in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts on the Lancaster Campus. The display is in honor of Women's History Month.
|Graduate ceramics program ranks fifth by U.S. News & World Report|
Ohio University's Master of Fine Arts in Ceramics ranks fifth in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report. Other programs and colleges also ranked.
|Meet Christi Lee, December Classified Employee of the Month|
Meet December Classified Employee of the Month Christi Lee.
|Three basketball Bobcats named All-MAC|
Senior guard D.J Cooper was named to the All-MAC First Team, while fellow seniors Reggie Keely and Walter Offutt earned All-MAC Third Team accolades.
|African Hero's Day celebration is March 16|
The African Student Union's annual African Hero's Day celebration is at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 16. This year's hero is Professor Francis B. Nyamnjoh, chair of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town.
|Candy Crowley, Leon Harris to headline Communication Week|
Communication Week 2013 will kick off on Monday, March 18. CNN’s Candy Crowley and alumnus Leon Harris are the headliners.
|Forum to focus on Khmer identity|
The Fifth Annual Khmer Studies Forum will be held March 15–17 in Scripps 111.
|Form I-9 revised|
On March 8, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) published a revised Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9. Ohio University has 60 days to be in full compliance with the new form. Please begin using the new form immediately.
|University to host leading international space education program in 2015|
The International Space University, the world's premier international space education institution, has chosen Ohio University as the host site for its 28th annual Space Studies Program session during summer 2015.
|Center for International Collections to host "Devoid of Presence" exhibit|
The Center for International Collections will host an exhibit by artist Seoun Som beginning March 15, with an opening event for the exhibit the same day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
|Women's History Month celebration continues|
Ohio University's 2013 celebration of Women's History Month in March will feature many events from the Women's Center as well as the Women's Affairs Commission of the Ohio University Student Senate.
|Dwelling on stressful events can increase inflammation in the body, study finds|
Dwelling on negative events can increase levels of inflammation in the body, according to a new study led by Peggy Zoccola. Researchers discovered that when study participants were asked to ruminate on a stressful incident, their levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of tissue inflammation, rose.
|Branding OHIO through shared experiences|
When you think about the brands you encounter everyday, there is an emotional tug or connection that draws you to that brand and guides your decisions about trusting and supporting it.
|Innovation Awards honor eight regional inventors, entrepreneurs|
TechGROWTH Ohio, a public/private partnership administered by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, presented its first annual regional awards in six categories. Ohio University also announced the first two recipients of the Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, which will be presented annually to outstanding faculty members, alumni or students.
|Baker Peace Conference to explore world peace|
The 2013 Baker Peace Conference will investigate the possibility of pacifism through the lens of the successes and failures of World War II's settlements. The conference is set for March 21-22.
|Slots available for annual Summer Institute for Diversity Education|
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host its fourth annual Summer Institute for Diversity Education, May 14-17. SIDE is open to faculty, staff, students and community members.
|Report of Final Grades and Final Examinations – Spring Semester|
Registrar Debra Benton issued deadlines for final grades and examinations for spring semester on Wednesday.
|President McDavis will be guest on WATH-AM 970 March 28|
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH-AM's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 28.
|Police advise students of stringent party law enforcement|
Ohio University students attending block parties this spring can expect to see a stricter enforcement of the Athens city nuisance party ordinance by police.
|Student to student: Be smart this fest season|
With Mill Fest officially kicking off Fest season this Saturday, some OHIO students offer their tips to ensure safety during Fest season.
|The Promise Within: OHIO launches Faculty and Staff Campaign in support of the University’s top priorities|
Ohio University has launched The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign, which is intended to demonstrate OHIO faculty and staff’s collective power, strength and belief in the mission and vision of Ohio University. Leading the charge for The Promise Within Campaign are three OHIO faculty and staff members who were selected to serve as tri-chairs: Trustee Professor of English Sam Crowl; Senior Associate Dean for the College of Arts and Sciences Howard Dewald; and Executive Assistant in the Office of Regional Higher Education and eLearning Kim Hayden.
|OHIO’s first Tag Day supports the 2013 Senior Class Gift, culture of philanthropy|
On March 11, Ohio University students were invited to participate in the University’s first annual Tag Day. The event educated OHIO students about the importance of philanthropy and charitable giving.
|Stalwart OHIO supporters give challenge gift to 1804 Fund|
Longtime supporters of Ohio University Larry and Sheila McHale are helping to launch the The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign by committing $25,000 in matching funds to encourage gifts to the 1804 Fund by faculty, staff and any donor. The McHales have pledged to match each gift to the 1804 Fund up to $2,500. For example, if a donor gives $100, the McHales will contribute an equal amount to the Fund.
|Chino and Wellington earn at-large bids to NCAA Championships|
Wrestlers Spartak Chino and Phil Wellington each received at large bids to the 2013 NCAA Championships, which will be held March 21-23.
|Alumnus establishes scholarship, gives gift in memory of past OHIO professors|
Two gifts by an alumnus in honor of three professors in the Department of English will support graduate students as they write their theses and dissertations and also help fund a lecture series hosted by the department. Through a $500,000 bequest, Ohio University alumnus Stuart Blersch created the Roma King & Neville Rogers scholarship. The scholarship will allow graduate students to take a break from their teaching duties so they can focus on writing their theses and dissertations. Blersch’s bequest will also benefit the John W. Hollow Memorial Fund, which supports the annual Hollow Lecture hosted by the Department of English.
|Physics professor elected American Physical Society fellow|
Physics Professor Alexander Govorov joins an elite group of physicists, having been elected this fall as a fellow in the American Physical Society.
|Annual ITS Day: Connected Everywhere|
On Thursday, March 21, the McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems hosts its annual ITS Day with keynote speaker Linda Kenworthy of Intel Americas.
|War and Peace Lecture on March 28: How Did the Soviets Survive 1942?|
Steve Miner delves into "Why Did the USSR Not Crack in 1941-42?" as he gives the inaugural War and Peace Studies lecture from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 28, in Baker Center, Room 242.
|Distinguished Professor Lecture entertains while it educates|
In a rollicking presentation that included snippets of songs by Dean Martin and Garth Brooks and a lesson in OHIO football history, 2012 Distinguished Professor John Kopchick revealed not only the brilliance that earned him the honor, but also a great sense of humor.
|MEDTAPP funding prepares healthcare professionals to serve Ohio’s Medicaid population|
Ohio University’s Health Sciences Center was awarded $813,930 in Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) funds secured by the Ohio Office of Medical Assistance/Ohio Medicaid to support several projects designed to recruit, train and retain healthcare professionals to better serve the needs of Ohio’s Medicaid population.
|Orientation Programs staff recognized at regional conference|
Ohio University Orientation Programs staff received multiple awards for presentations at the Region VII conference of the National Orientation Directors Association held in Toronto in early March.
|Personalized Medical Guidance to be focus of Brunch or Lunch session|
Discover how Personalized Medical Guidance—a free program open to all OHIO employees—can help you navigate the healthcare system at a March 27 Brunch or Lunch sponsored by Ohio University Benefits and Impact Solutions, the provider of Ohio University’s EAP/ Work life program.
|Flash nonfiction guide is 2012 book of the year finalist|
A handbook on flash nonfiction edited by Ohio University Creative Writing Director Dinty W. Moore is a finalist for the ForeWord Reviews' 2012 Book of the Year Awards.
|School of Art 2013 MFA and BFA Thesis Exhibitions start in March|
The College of Fine Arts and the School of Art are pleased to announce 17 MFA and BFA Thesis Exhibits for the 2013 Spring Semester.
|Concert by the world-renowned Anderson & Roe Piano Duo March 24|
School of Music announces a concert by the world-renowned Anderson & Roe Piano Duo March 24
|Professor will discuss the Koran and its history March 27|
Loren Lybarger, an Ohio University professor of classics and world religion, will lead a discussion on the Koran, an Islamic religious text, on March 27.
|PORTSfuture Vision Video Documentary Screening at the 21st Annual Washington D.C. Environmental Film Festival|
On Friday, March 22, faculty and staff from Ohio University will present a documentary titled "Vision: The Portsfuture Project" at the 21st annual Washington D.C. Environmental Film Festival.
|RecycleMania art installation to be built at Howard Hall site|
On Monday, March 25, a visual representation of four weeks of #1 and #2 plastics collected on campus will be built between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on the former Howard Hall site.
|Technical issues extend Your OHIO Film Festival|
University Communications and Marketing wants everyone to have a chance to submit a video in the Your OHIO Film Festival. Submit your 30-second video highlighting your love of Ohio University to email@example.com by March 29.
|Midwest physicists to talk big and small — from quarks to superclusters|
The Department of Physics and Astronomy will host the Ohio Section of the American Physical Society on the Athens campus March 29-30.
|Inside the OHIO Women Making A Difference Conference|
More than 100 alumni, students, faculty and staff attended the OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference at Baker Center on Thurs., March 14. Hosted by Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP), the all-day event provided opportunities for attendees (the majority of whom were women) to network, to learn and to give some of their time, talent and treasure to Ohio University. Take a look at some of the day’s memorable moments.
|InterArts Visiting Artist Robert Sember|
Visiting Artist Robert Sember (of sound art collective Ultra-red) will be at Ohio University March 27-29 to conduct a listening and field recording workshop, a listening session (in Shawnee, Ohio), and a public lecture.
|UCLA professor to talk about the world's water problem|
Agnew, a professor of Italian and geography at UCLA, will speak about the world's water problem at 7 p.m. Monday, March 25, in Walter Hall 235. The speech is part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program and is free and open to the public.
|School of Theater's Bianca Sams to speak in the Graduate Research Series at Alden|
The Graduate Research Series @ Alden will kick off on March 26 with a presentation by School of Theater graduate student Bianca Sams.
|Executive Vice President and Provost announces job searches|
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost announced ongoing job searches in an email.
|Physicist to discuss 'Solving the World's Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin' March 29|
Physicist Lawrence Weinstein will talk about "Solving the World’s Problems on the Back of a Cocktail Napkin" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 29.
|Ohio University Southern Campus staff member honored for 30 years of consecutive giving|
Southern Campus Administrative Coordinator Pam Porter made her first gift of $30 to OHIO on Nov. 22, 1982, and has been giving ever since. When payroll deductions became an option in the early 1990s, Porter signed up without hesitation.
|Race for a Reason strives to raise $60,000 for Athens community|
The largest charity-based race event in Athens—the O’Bleness Health Systems Race for a Reason—will draw hundreds of Ohio University community members for three different races on April 27.
|OHIO food scientist explores the promise of the pawpaw|
Rob Brannan studies the nutritional profile of the pawpaw, a tropical-tasting, oblong fruit that grows wild in 26 states across the eastern half of the country, including Ohio. What is the commercial potential of this native fruit?
|Nutrition course serves students a helping of history along with fine food|
In a nutrition course called ”Gardener and Gastronome,” Ohio University students are discovering that Jefferson was something of a Colonial foodie.
|Cody Walters earns All-America honors in wrestling|
Wrestler Cody Walters earned All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in the 174 weight class.
|Ohio University and Afghanistan partner on engineering training|
Ohio University has established a formal relationship with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to share engineering information and resources as the country addresses the rebuilding of its infrastructure.
|"Sakura Watch" website to track progress of cherry blossoms|
For more than 30 years, the blossoming of the Somei Yoschino cherry trees—sakura—on the Ohio University campus have heralded the arrival of springtime in Athens. Now you can watch the trees change from first budding to peak flowering via a new OHIO website.
|Women of Vision Award named after late OU-L professor|
The first "Women of Vision" award was given in honor of the late Jane Johnsen, who helped women reach their full potential on the Lancaster Campus for 25 years.
|OUPD recognized for support for people with disabilities|
The Ohio University Police Department was recognized at the Disability Awareness Festival on Tuesday, March 19, at Beacon School for its support of people with development disabilities.
|Committee seeks input on campus parking recommendations|
An Ohio University committee that reviews and makes recommendations on all aspects of transportation and parking on campus is asking for your feedback.
|Tom Hodson to discuss future of media in Café Conversations|
Ohio University Associate Professor of Journalism Tom Hodson will host a Café Conversations discussion titled "The Future of Media" at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in the Baker University Center Front Room.
|Khmer Studies Forum expands in fifth year|
The Fifth Annual Khmer Studies Forum took place March 15, 16 and 17. This three-day event was hosted by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies at Ohio University and expanded even further from previous years to include a cooking demonstration, dance workshops and a workshop on genocide education.
|Phi Theta Kappa members stuff Easter eggs for annual Big Brothers Big Sisters hunt|
Phi Theta Kappa, a national honors society on campus, sponsors an Easter egg hunt each year for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County. Easter egg hunt to be held Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m.
|Folk artist with critical acclaim for writing inspired music to play at OUL|
Four years ago, Joe Pug was a carpenter. Today, Pug is an up-and-coming folk artist and will play at the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre May 4.
|End is near for RecycleMania 2013|
As the 2013 RecycleMania competition comes to a close, Ohio University wants students, faculty and staff to participate in hopes of winning the MAC title. The final day for the tournament is Friday, April 5.
|University hires first professional ergonomist|
On March 1, Marty Dagostino joined Environmental Health and Safety as the University's first professional ergonomist.
|David Koonce named associate dean of the Graduate College|
David Koonce has been appointed associate dean of the Graduate College, effective July 1. He was hired for the full-time, permanent administrative post following a national search.
|Bob Boldon Named Ohio Women's Basketball head coach|
Director of Athletics Jim Schaus has named Bob Boldon as the new head coach of the Ohio Women’s Basketball Program at a news conference on Thursday.
|Common Experience Project on Sustainability to host film April 3|
The Common Experience Project on Sustainability will sponsor the film "Last Call at the Oasis" at 7 p.m. April 3, at the Athena Cinema.
|Former Olympian Cindy Noble Hauserman to deliver keynote address at OU-C Recognition of Graduation event|
Olympic basketball standout Cindy Noble Hauserman will deliver the keynote address at Ohio University-Chillicothe’s Recognition of Graduation event at 7:30 p.m. May 3.
|27 ROTC cadets earn prestigious German Proficiency Badge|
A number of Army and Air Force ROTC cadets earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge on the weekend of March 15-17.