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Mar 1, 2016
10th annual Celebrate Women conference to embrace women’s wellness
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus will honor Women’s History Month with the 10th annual Celebrate Women, a day-long conference recognizing the work of women at the Lancaster Campus and throughout the community. The event is open for women of all ages and will be held at the campus’s Brasee Hall Friday, March 18 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A Bobcat’s inspirational legacy lives on through OHIO Match scholarship
When Michelle Lee Little was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma the week before her high school graduation, the first thing she asked the doctor was whether or not she’d be able to attend Ohio University in the fall.

Patton College announces ‘Why I Teach!’ video contest winners
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education has announced the winners of the “Why I Teach!” video contest. The winning videos will be shown on Public Education Recognition Day, March 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theatre.

Global Leadership Center accepting applications for 2016-17 academic year
Ohio University’s Global Leadership Center program is taking applications now through March 11 for the next academic year, offering students the opportunity to gain leadership and communication skills while taking part in real-world projects and life-changing experiences.

Knowing the Future presents 'Slaves, Aliens, Freedmen, and Citizens: Ancient Athenian Legal Status,' March 10
The Knowing the Future theme presents Dr. Joshua Sosin on "Slaves, Aliens, Freedmen, and Citizens: Ancient Athenian Legal Status" on Thursday, March 10, at 6 p.m. in Porter 105.

School supply drive for The Plains Elementary, March 7-31
The Wealth and Poverty theme is sponsoring a needs drive to benefit The Plains Elementary School from March 7-31.

Mar 2, 2016
March Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees March meetings on the Athens Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

OHIO to host Persian Classical Music Concert on March 12
Two of the world’s top performers of Persian music, Maestros Hossein Alizadeh and Pezhham Akhavass, will present a Persian Classical Music Concert at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Baker University Center Theatre and Lounge.

Benefits Open Enrollment for benefits-eligible faculty and staff
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity OHIO employees have to make changes to their benefits coverage plan options. The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is planned for April 11 through April 29. Benefit changes and elections made during this Open Enrollment period will take effect on July 1, 2016. The Benefits Office is currently working to offer online enrollment directly through My Personal Information (MPI).

Mar 3, 2016
Eastern Campus hosting spring visitation for prospective students, parents
High school juniors, seniors and their parents are invited to a spring visitation event called OHIO Up Close at the Ohio University Eastern Campus on Friday, March 11, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Women’s Center to host focus groups discussing lactation rooms
The Ohio University Women’s Center will host two focus group sessions to discuss lactation room availability and accessibility on the Athens Campus. The first focus group is scheduled for Wednesday, March 9 from noon to 1 p.m. and the second is scheduled for Friday, March 11 from 9-10 a.m.

Miki Crawford to deliver talk at Chillicothe Campus
Kennedy Lecture speaker named and OU-C opens office to assist military veterans

Mar 4, 2016
Graduate student examines soil microbes to better understand forest health
Ryan Dorkoski to present findings at April 14 Student Expo.

School of Art + Design to host lecture by Pittsburgh-based scholar, curator
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design will present a lecture by visiting scholar Bartholomew Ryan, an independent curator working in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, at 5 p.m. March 10 in Seigfred Hall's Mitchell Auditorium.

Mar 6, 2016
President discusses diversity at African American Male Initiative Barber Shop Talk
President Roderick J. McDavis discussed the importance of diversity on campus during the Feb. 24 African American Male Initiative Barber Shop Talk.

Mar 7, 2016
How to avoid a hard drive hostage situation
3 tips to avoid "ransomware" cyber attacks.

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 dates announced
The OHIO Alumni Association will host Black Alumni Reunion in Athens, Ohio, Sept. 15-18, 2016. This fall weekend was among those recommended by the alumni community and selected taking into consideration feedback from alumni and campus partners.

Campus, community invited to OHIO’s March 13 International Women’s Day Festival
Ohio University's Women's Center will hold its eighth annual International Women's Day Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University Eastern students release arts publication
A group of Ohio University Eastern students and faculty members recently released the second issue of a student arts publication, entitled The Eastern Zeitgeist.

Ohio University Southern highlights high school art excellence in juried exhibition
Ohio University Southern hosted some of the region’s most talented high school artists Feb. 25 at the award ceremony for the Sixth Annual Tri-State High School Juried Art Exhibition.

Distinguished Professor Botte discusses Hollywood, science and Rolling Stone during lecture and portrait unveiling
Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte was honored by the Ohio University community during the annual Distinguished Professor Lecture and portrait unveiling ceremony Feb. 23 in the ballroom at Baker University Center.

Media of the future: Scripps awarded $878K for Immersive Media Initiative
On February 25, the Scripps College of Communication was awarded $878,000 by the Ohio University Innovation Strategy program for the Immersive Media Initiative.

Selingo addresses future of higher ed
Jeff Selingo, author of "College (Un)Bound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students," talks about changes needed in higher ed.

Women's Basketball defeats Miami and earns top seed in MAC Tournament
In its final tune-up before this year's Mid-American Conference Tournament, the Ohio women's basketball team defeated rival Miami, 77-58, in the `Battle of the Bricks. Ohio finished the regular season 24-5 and 16-2 in the MAC.

Bobcat Idea Pitch Competition registration ends March 11
Do you have the next big idea? Sign up for the Bobcat Idea Pitch competition taking place at the Ohio University Student Expo on Thursday, April 14, at the Convocation Center.

Mar 8, 2016
Formal revision process begins for Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan
As Ohio University approaches its five year anniversary of the development of the University’s first Sustainability Plan, a full revision process has begun, with completion anticipated by the end of the calendar year.

Tau Beta Sigma gives to School of Music
Tau Beta Sigma, a chapter of the Alpha Delta Chapter at Ohio University, will hold a White and Blue Benefit Ball to raise funds for the purchase of new music instruments for the School of Music. The event will take place at Central Venue in Athens from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 12.

Branding and highlighting OHIO this spring
Branding and highlighting OHIO this spring

OHIO Public Surplus Auction is Saturday, March 12
OHIO Public Surplus Auction is Saturday, March 12

Mar 9, 2016
Excitement builds for Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day event on March 14
With Pitch Day for this year’s Scripps Innovation Challenge just days away, teams of finalists are fine-tuning their presentations as they vie for top honors and $25,000 in prize money.

Regional campus COIL Fellows participate in spring break professional development
COIL Fellows from three of Ohio University’s regional campuses participated in a weeklong training designed to promote the Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) model by providing resources to incorporate international partners into their courses.

Award-winning author, entrepreneur, social activist to speak at OHIO March 18
Award-winning author, entrepreneur and social activist Deborah Frieze will present “How I Became a Localist” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. March 18 in the Walter Hall Rotunda for the Wealth and Poverty curricular theme’s spring public lecture.

OHIO Farmer’s Market kicks off March 18 with expanded hours, new location
The OHIO Farmer's Market will be held every Friday, March 18 through April 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Ohio University's Lindley Park, located at the corner of President and South Court Streets.

CLDC announces fall semester ‘career courses’ (VIDEO)
With Ohio University students about to begin scheduling classes for next fall, the Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) wants to remind students that it offers several “career courses.”

Event will celebrate the life of Will Konneker
Ohio University will celebrate the life of Wilfred R. Konneker with a special service in Galbreath Chapel on Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.

On your mark, get set, go!
When Larry Starr, BSEd ’68, Med ’71, crossed the finish line after the 2015 Bobcat Dash 5K, he was named the inaugural event’s first champion. The 69-year old Alumni Association board member and former athletic trainer for the Cincinnati Reds can’t wait for On The Green Weekend 2016, and the chance to defend his title.

Scripps to honor GRAMMY® producer Ken Ehrlich
Ken Ehrlich, longtime producer of the GRAMMYs® and a 1964 alumnus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, will be inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, during Ohio University’s Communication Week.

Mar 10, 2016
Microbiologist Ronan Carroll to discuss “The Rise of the Superbugs” at March 16 Science Café
Ohio University scientist to discuss how highly resistant strains of bacteria are now outpacing the development of new forms of antibiotics.

Office of Sustainability represented on U.S. Green Building Council Panel
Ohio University was represented at a panel discussion hosted by the Central Ohio Chapter of the US Green Building Council (USGBC) in February at the Grange Insurance Audubon Center in Columbus. The event, titled “Sustainable Design and Living on Campus,” was attended by representatives from higher education, the design and construction industry and energy companies.

Meet the OUPD Officer: Ofc. Christopher Russell
Meet the Officer is an opportunity for the OHIO community to get to know Ohio University Police Department officers. In this edition, we learn about one of OUPD’s newest officers, Ofc. Christopher Russell.

Bartlett, Dillon set for NCAA zones
Redshirt senior Haleigh Bartlett and freshman Olivia Dillon of the Ohio diving team are set to compete in the NCAA Zone C Diving Championships this week at Purdue's Boilermaker Aquatic Center.

Inventors Dinner honors Ohio University faculty, staff and student innovators
Ohio University recognized 78 faculty, staff and student inventors for work in areas ranging from drug development to environmental remediation technologies during an awards ceremony Feb. 10.

Latest Safe-T-Gram looks at ergonomics
Ohio University Risk Management and Safety has published the February 2016 edition of its Safe-T-Gram newsletter. This issue focuses on ergonomics.

Diversity and Inclusion to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with March 17 reception
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural “Top O’ The Morning” reception to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Thursday, March 17 in the Baker University Center's fifth floor atrium.

Student Enhancement Awards provide $127,833 in funding to 23 students
The Ohio University program supports original student research, scholarship and creative work.

CSU, Ohio University to sponsor Women’s Leadership Symposium at CSU April 13
Cleveland State University and Ohio University will host a day-long women’s leadership symposium April 13, featuring panel discussions; breakout sessions; a career fair; health screenings by OHIO’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine; and keynote addresses by Nancy Frates, the woman behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, and Rachel Talton, chief transformation officer of Flourish Leadership and the Flourish Conference for Women in Leadership.

2016 Baker Peace Conference focuses on Middle East, March 24-25
The 2016 Baker Peace Conference at Ohio University "History, War, and the Shaping of the Modern Middle East" is March 24 & 25. The conference focuses on the Middle East, from World War I to the present time.

A special announcement from President Roderick J. McDavis
The following message was sent by President Roderick J. McDavis to the Ohio University community on March 10, 2016.

C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus to visit campus Thursday, March 17
The C-SPAN Campaign 2016 Bus will be visiting the Ohio University Athens campus on Thursday, March 17. According to a press email, the event is open to all faculty, staff and students on campus to visit the bus and learn more about C-SPAN’s nonpartisan resources and coverage of Campaign 2016.

President McDavis Career Accomplishments
President McDavis Career Accomplishments

McDavis Biography
McDavis Biography

Mar 11, 2016
Ohio University Southern Dean Nicole Pennington completes esteemed HERS Institute program
Earlier this month, Ohio University Southern Dean Nicole Pennington joined the highly esteemed class of female faculty and staff members who have completed the Higher Education Resources Services Institute program.

School of Art and Design thesis season is here
The School of Art + Design presents the spring 2016 thesis exhibition season featuring 15 distinct art events, representing a wide spectrum of creative practice from graduate and undergraduate students completing their degrees in fine art this May.

Athena Cinema introduces 'Open Caption Mondays" to offer inclusive movie-going experience
In conjunction with Disability Awareness Month, The Athena Cinema is introducing a new initiative to expand accessibility options for deaf and hard-of- hearing patrons.

AACTE recognizes The Patton College of Education’s Clinical Model of Education as one of the nation’s best
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education has featured The Patton College of Education in its Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series, recognizing its clinical model of education as one of the nation’s best.

Register today for the Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration
Faculty, staff and students, along with members of the community, are invited to attend the fourth annual celebration of regional innovation and entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio’s Innovation Celebration. This free premiere event will showcase tomorrow’s Rising Startup Stars on March 29, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom.

VisCom senior Logan Riely wins award for Best International Student Documentary Short
School of Visual Communication photojournalism senior Logan Riely won Best International Student Documentary Short this February in the Texas Ultimate Shorts film festival competition for his piece, “Secret of the Southeast”.

Meet Classified Employee of the Month Gina McDaniel
Meet Gina McDaniel, February Classified Employee of the Month. She likes HGTV, Gerard Butler and hanging out on the beach.

Mar 13, 2016
Lach Hired as Director of Development and External Affairs for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Lach Hired as Director of Development and External Affairs for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington

OHIO trustees approve Comprehensive Master Plan
Discussions about long-term plans for the physical footprint of Ohio University took center stage at OHIO Board of Trustees meetings on the Athens Campus this Thursday and Friday.

Mar 14, 2016
Outstanding administrators to be recognized March 22
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. A reception will follow.

Ridges stabilization projects completed; planning for new observatory begins
Roof and masonry repair work at The Ridges that began last summer is now complete, leaving the door open to future repurposing of the former asylum buildings. The projects are part of the stabilization effort to prevent damage or loss while the University develops implementation strategies for potential future uses as identified by campus master planning efforts.

Consultant and triathlete Monique McDonough is no ordinary alumna
Monique McDonough found balance as working parent and is helping others do the same.

What’s a certificate in the College of Business, and who can earn one?
Open to any Ohio University student, College certificates combine academic coursework with applied experiences. They are a great way for non-majors to gain valuable business experience.

How this Business Bobcat
Getting involved in a College of Business student organization can be a valuable and rewarding experience.

Tickets on sale now for Schey Talks
Schey Talks, a Bobcat take on TEDTalks, are happening on Wed., Mar. 23, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.

Culinary Services hosting gift card balance transfer days
Culinary Services hosting gift card balance transfer days

Survivor Advocacy Program to move under Division of Student Affairs
Survivor Advocacy Program to move under Division of Student Affairs

College Democrats and College Republicans square off in debate
On March 10, the Ohio University Economics Society and The New Political cohosted a debate between the University’s chapters of College Democrats and College Republicans.

Mar 15, 2016
Bobcats Publish event is March 24
Ohio University Press has partnered with Ohio University Libraries to host the first ever Bobcats Publish event at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in Alden Library. Students will share their publications and publishing experiences and discuss available publishing opportunities on campus.

COMCorps seeks new members to promote a healthier southeast Ohio
COMCorps, an AmeriCorps program based in the Heritage College's Community Health Programs, is recruiting new members.

Chapman-Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award
Chapman-Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award

CHSP student leads diabetes support group from place of understanding
CHSP student Charles Riley shares his story of perseverance in the face of adversity, and his efforts head up a diabetes support network on campus.

First-Gen Awareness Campaign will Support OHIO's First-Generation College Students
First-Gen Awareness Campaign will Support OHIO's First-Generation College Students

$25K and Mashable prize awarded at Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day at OHIO
On Monday, March 14, seven student teams earned $25,000 in prize money at the “Pitch Day” finale of the fourth annual Scripps Innovation Challenge. 

Benefits Open Enrollment for benefits-eligible faculty and staff
the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is planned for April 11 through April 29. Benefit changes and elections made during this Open Enrollment period will take effect on July 1, 2016. Enrollment will be offered online via My Personal Information (MPI).

Mar 16, 2016
Chart of Accounts redesign and the evolution of the new segment structure
Chart of Accounts redesign and the evolution of the new segment structure

Plan developed for campus training needs
Plan developed for campus training needs

Child survivor of the Holocaust will speak on the Holocaust April 14
John Koenigsberg, child survivor of the Holocaust, will speak on his experiences and commitment to educating communities on the Holocaust, Thursday, April 14.

Students encouraged to take part in trayless dining experiment March 24 in Nelson Commons
On Thursday, March 24, during lunch hours, a plate waste experiment will be conducted at the tray return station at Nelson Commons.

Scripps alumnus Ken Ehrlich inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
ommunication Week, an annual Scripps College of Communication event, kicked off with OHIO alumnus Ken Ehrlich, BSJ ’64, being inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Monday, March 14, 2016 on the Ohio University campus.

Mar 17, 2016
Southern Campus Gallery to feature LaPalombara works
David LaPalombara, director of the Ohio University School of Art + Design in Athens, Ohio, spoke with members of the university community as well as area residents during an opening reception for his exhibit.

International Women’s Day Festival celebrates women through dynamic evening of performances, presentations (PHOTOS)
Hosted by OHIO’s Women’s Center, the eighth annual event was held from 2 to 6 p.m. March 13 in the Baker University Center Ballroom in honor of International Women’s Day, a global celebration highlighting the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women while also acknowledging the progress yet to be made.

President of HSN named Ohio University’s 2016 undergraduate commencement speaker
President of HSN named Ohio University’s 2016 undergraduate commencement speaker

University well represented at UCM Social Justice Awards ceremony
The Board of Directors of United Campus Ministry hosted its 2016 UCM Social Justice Awards ceremony on March 16 and most of the awardees were members of the Ohio University community.

Plans for new Scripps College of Communication Immersive Media Initiative showcased at yearly College Celebration
Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth announced to students, faculty and staff the $878,000 funding that was recently awarded by the Ohio University Innovation Strategy program for the Immersive Media Initiative.

Mar 18, 2016
Eight universities will compete at second annual Scripps International Innovators Cup
Eight university teams will compete for a $5,000 prize and trophy in the second annual Scripps International Innovators Cup, sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University.

James Thomas to discuss “Virtual Reality in Rehabilitation” at March 23 Science Café
Thomas and his colleagues have designed virtual reality games to study impaired movement due to pain and associated health conditions.

Ohio University Speaking Bobcats second in the nation at Novice Nationals
The First-Year class of the Ohio University Speaking Bobcats traveled to the University of Louisiana - Lafayette this weekend to represent Ohio University in the 2016 Novice National Tournament.

Ohio University Speaking Bobcats win 16th consecutive state title
Following a sweepstakes win at the Ohio Forensic Association Novice State Tournament, the entire Ohio University Speaking Bobcats team came together to win the State Championship in Sweepstakes in the President’s Division of the OFA Varsity State Tournament.

Mar 20, 2016
Climate change skepticism: public lecture by renowned Harvard professor, April 8
Naomi Oreskes, a world-renowned historian of science and authority on the denial of climate change, visits Ohio University to discuss climate change skepticism and its impacts on policymaking and public discourse on Friday, April 8, from 3-4:45 p.m in Schoonover Auditorium.

Wealth & Poverty students 'had our eyes opened to both poverty and Character of region'
“In New Straitsville, starry eyed locals shared with us their town's stories of the labor struggles of their coal miners and enthralling tales of creating moonshine in secrecy during the days of prohibition," siad Tim Cichanowicz, Political Science major. “As our bus rumbled along the hilly roads of southeast Ohio, we also had our eyes opened to both the poverty and character of the region as well.”

History grad meets with President Carter & Rosalynn Carter, adds first lady’s impact to legacy
Eryn Kane, Ph.D. student in the History Department, was recently invited to the Jimmy Carter National Historic Site, where she participated in a roundtable and helped advise on updating the site, including giving more attention to Rosalynn Carter.

Graduate M.F.A. student Ryan Louis Davis painting thesis exhibition at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville
The School of Art + Design painting graduate student Ryan Louis Davis announces his M.F.A. thesis exhibition, “Polyvocal Mixtape: Positionality,” opening at Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville, Ohio, March 25, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Graphic design thesis exhibition is March 22-26
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by four M.F.A. candidates completing a degree in graphic design. Misty Thomas-Trout, Yi Zhang, Qing Wang, and Yuanqing Zhao will exhibit recent work, on view March 22–26, at Ohio University Art Gallery.

Mar 21, 2016
Ohio University’s Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery award recipients announced
The Ohio University Foundation recently selected recipients of the fifth round of awards from the Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery. The 2015-16 awards total nearly $120,000 (over two years) and support two innovative programs designed to advance undergraduate learning, research, and graduate education.

UPC to host ‘Spring Fever’ event on March 23
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “Spring Fever” event from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

United States Postal Service reducing rates
United States Postal Service reducing rates

Campus Rec, WellWorks offering free National Nutrition Month programs
Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation and WellWorks are teaming up to celebrate National Nutrition Month by offering the OHIO community several free programs.

LPGA veteran Renee Powell to discuss the impact of golf on March 22
Ohio University alumna and golf pioneer Renee Powell will discuss what golf has meant to her life and the role the sport can take in the lives of a new generation of women who don’t have to hide their passion for competitive sports at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22 in Porter Hall 105.

Reference Librarian Tim Smith ready for retirement after 30 years
After more than 30 years on the job at Alden Library, Reference Librarian Tim Smith will call it quits this Friday. His retirement reception is Friday, March 25.

OHIO GLC student reflects on life-changing trip to Cambodia
Jonathan Baldwin joined Ohio University’s Global Leadership Center (GLC) to gain professional experience and leadership skills internationally. He gained that and more during his trip to Cambodia last May.

Athletics add to Chillicothe Campus life
Sports play role in recruitment/ retention efforts, date announced for graduation and other news from OUC

Surviving Hiroshima: A Family Story and Women in World War ll talk will be March 25
Sachi Nakachi, a professor of English at Tsuru University in Japan, will return to her alma mater to speak in celebration of Women’s History Month from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Baker University Center Multicultural Center room 205.

Order your student a Finals Week Survival Bag
As Ohio University embarks on the final days of spring semester, the Student Alumni Board is gearing up to ease those end-of-semester blues with Finals Week Survival Bags.

Mar 22, 2016
Nursing honor society welcomes 2016 class of inductees
The Lambda Omega chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society welcomed its 2016 class of inductees in a formal ceremony at Grover Center Friday, March 11.

What’s that fossil? An app has answers
Ohio University geologist Alycia Stigall helps ancient life go digital.

10 things Dairy Queen's CEO shared at #MarketingDay
John Gainor, president and CEO of International Dairy Queen, Inc., joined #BusinessBobcats Thurs., Mar. 17 for #MarketingDay.

Mar 23, 2016
Patton College professor offers transnational perspectives on STEM education; makes connections in Thailand
Francois delivered his speech, “Policies and Practices of STEM Education from Cross-national Contexts,” in Pattaya, Thailand, on Jan. 27

Rising Startup Stars announced for southeast Ohio’s Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration
Four entrepreneurs and startups in southeastern Ohio have been named Rising Startup Stars for the fourth annual celebration of regional innovation and entrepreneurship, TechGROWTH Ohio’s Innovation Celebration. This premiere event will take place March 29, 2016 from 5:30-7 p.m., in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom.

Patton College to host international summit on global education in June
The Patton College is hosting the 2016 Summer Symposium and Summit on Global Education Diplomacy: Addressing Educational Issues through a Global Lens, which will take place June 27- July 1.

Programs at new venue aim to elevate students’ living, learning experiences
The opening of four new residence halls and a central Living Learning Center (LLC) on the Athens Campus this past August also marked the debut of a new late-night weekend program and now a new study program for Ohio University students.

Nuit Blanche Athens all night arts festival is April 2
Nuit Blanche Athens, an annual all night arts festival, seeks to energize the spring season and bring excitement and fun to Mom’s Weekend. The festival takes place 3:05 p.m. on April 2 to 3:05 a.m., April 3.

Dance Division performance planned for Columbus
Ohio University Dance Division students will bring their creative research to Fort Hayes Arts and Academic High School in Columbus, Ohio, April 7, in the form of solo performances, group choreography, and workshops for students interested in dance.

2016 Samuel I. Hicks Executive in Residence announced
The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools is sincerely pleased to announce Deborah Delisle as the 2016 recipient of the Hicks Executive in Residence at The Patton College of Education at Ohio University.

Ampersand Festival to feature Wind Symphony, Radar Hill and Triangulus
The Ohio University School of Music will host a concert presented by the Wind Symphony on Thursday, March 24 at 7:30 p.m. This concert will feature School of Music alumni composers and performers in world premiere performances.

Loren Lybarger to discuss “‘Radical Islam’: What’s Religion Got to Do with It?” at March 30 Café Conversation
This cafe will critically examine religion and modernity globally.

Ohio University STEM Day welcomes prospective students to the Athens Campus
OHIO STEM Day is a specialized open house for high school students considering majors in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine. This year’s OHIO STEM Day will be held on Thursday, March 24.

Mar 24, 2016
Ohio EPA Community Grant and Waste Management Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful Grant help establish outdoor recycling opportunities at Ohio University
With a focus on establishing outdoor recycling opportunities, two recently awarded grants are allowing OHIO to simplify recycling systems and provide more opportunities for outdoor recycling on campus.

The power of “hello” resonates in alumnus Neelay Bhatt’s TEDx Talk
“Imagine yourself arriving in a foreign land for the first time. A place where you don’t know anybody, where you don’t speak the language, where you don’t even have a phone..."

#BusinessBobcatBuzz podcast: Do's and don'ts of salary negotiation
Learn the do's and don'ts of salary negotiation from Jen Murphy, executive director of student services and career management at OHIO's College of Business.

Journalism students to present research on propaganda imagery
On Wednesday, March 30, doctoral students Nisha Garud and Enakshi Roy will present “Visual Terror: Analysis of ISIS Propaganda Through Images Published in Dabiq,” as the Spring 2016 Graduate Research Series speakers.

Sophomore Tajha Laflore overcomes family struggles to excel in college
Growing up in Cincinnati, the Laflore family faced financial hardship that forced them to move regularly. Tajha, the second youngest of five siblings, said she remembers being in a different place every year.

Jason Pina named vice president for student affairs
Jason B. Pina, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Bridgewater State University, has been named Ohio University’s vice president for student affairs. He will begin his position June 13.

Mar 25, 2016
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers

'Wobble,' an undergraduate graphic design exhibition
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition curated by the graphic design undergraduate class of 2016, featuring the original work of B.F.A. seniors. The show will be on view March 29 – April 2.

View of Japanese cherry blossom trees available online
Those at Ohio University eagerly await the pink blooms of 200 cherry trees on campus each year. The trees are expected to bloom in the next few weeks. A rotating photo slideshow of the cherry tree buds is online.

'An Evening of Sweet Exchange' event is March 31
A new university-wide program titled, "An Evening of Sweet Exchange," will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, March 31, in Nelson Commons. Students attending the multicultural dessert social will experience a free opportunity to interact and bond over structured activities, international music, and a variety of desserts that will appease many audiences.

Mar 27, 2016
Sixth World Music and Dance Festival to celebrate diversity
Ohio University will hold its sixth World Music and Dance Festival, "celebrating Diversity at OHIO," this week. The festival will culminate with the Global Excursions Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Mar 28, 2016
Physicists shed new light on nano hot spots
OHIO physicists show that temperature and heat created by light can be concentrated in small volumes, creating a more efficient nanostructure for energy, photo-chemistry and solar applications in a recent article in Nature Communications.

Spring 2016 Literary Festival is April 6-8
The 2016 Spring Literary Festival, held April 6-8, features authors Kelly Link, Stuart Dybek, Ellen Bryant Voigt,and Kevin Prufer.

Wealth & Poverty ¦ Medical supply drive for Athens, Peru and Botswana, April 7-30
The Wealth and Poverty theme launches a medical supply drive on World Health Day on Thursday, April 7, to collect over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and other health items for the underserved populations in Botswana and Peru, as well as in Athens.

Professor Emeritus, author Dr. David Mould to conduct reading on March 30
Professor Emeritus of media studies at Ohio University Dr. David Mould will return to conduct a special reading from his book, “Postcards from Stanland: Journeys in Central Asia” on Wednesday, March 30 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lasher Learning Center, Room 130 in the Schoonover Center for Communication. A reception, book signing and sale will follow Mould’s reading.

New method to identify asymmetrical fingerprints can forecast risk for diabetes, study finds
A team of scientists and clinicians led by Molly Morris of Ohio University are conducting research on how to improve the diagnosis of diabetes.

ESPN personality Jemele Hill to visit campus April 2
Jemele Hill, ESPN sports reporter, will speak on the Ohio University Athens Campus at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2 in Schoonover 145.

Registration open, Future of Student Media Summit to take place April 8-9
Ohio University will host a national Future of Student Media Summit April 8 and 9 to unite leaders of college news outlets in a conversation about financial challenges facing campus media.

Registration underway for Campus Rec’s summer day camp and new program for teens
Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation announces the expansion of its CAMPus REC Summer Day Camp for area children and the addition of a new summer program for area teens.

Moms Weekend 2016 filled with fun activities
Moms Weekend may be the last family weekend on the Ohio University academic calendar, but sometimes the best is saved for last. Thousands of moms are expected to visit the Athens Campus from April 1-3.

Baker Peace Conference speaker discusses historical factors in current Middle East climate
On March 24-25, the 2016 Baker Peace Conference took place at the Athens Campus. Palestinian-American Historian Rashid Khalidi delivered the keynote address on March 24 in Nelson Commons.

Innovation Strategy profile: Academic Innovation Accelerator to cultivate new teaching concepts
A cross-campus team led by Bradley Cohen is asking whether the type of system popularly used to help entrepreneurs launch start-up companies also could assist faculty members with developing novel methods for teaching and education.

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s Production of The 39 Steps to Publically Unveil Renovated Wagner Theatre
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s spring semester production The 39 Steps opens Wednesday, March 30th and will serve as a public unveiling of the newly renovated Wagner Theatre with a state-of-the-art lighting and sound system.

Learn more about Spring Commencement 2016
Learn more about Spring Commencement 2016

Mar 29, 2016
Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks nominations by April 21
Program recognizes mid-career faculty members who have garnered national and international prominence in research, scholarship and creative activity.

Ohio University Class Gateway to be available for photo ops during Commencement weekend
A portion of Ohio University’s Class Gateway will be accessible during Commencement weekend from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1 for photo opportunities.

University Human Resources to distribute new IRS 1095-C form
This week, Human Resources will be mailing IRS Form 1095-C to employees who were eligible for health insurance benefits in 2015. The 1095-C contains important information about their health care coverage in 2015.

What you missed at Schey Talks
More than 200 students, faculty, staff, and members of the community gathered at the Athena Cinema Wed., Mar. 23 for the first annual Schey Talks.

Chillicothe Campus names graduation speaker
Education students, faculty members present and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

Ohio University Eastern Campus to host Shark Challenge
Ohio University Eastern Campus will be hosting the OUE Shark Challenge, an event focused on creating innovative ideas in the Ohio Valley, on Tuesday, April 5, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Shannon Hall’s student lounge.

Air Force servicemen lend wings to Bird Arena
The United States Air Force Special Forces recently descended on Ohio University’s Bird Arena to offer help in the form of community service.

Patton College to host golf trip to historic East Canton golf course
The Ohio University Patton College of Education will host a one-day golf trip to historic Clearview Golf Club in East Canton, Ohio, on Friday, April 15.

Mar 30, 2016
CLDC to hold first-ever non-profit service and career fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will host the Work That Matters Service and Career Fair, connecting OHIO students with career, internship and volunteer opportunities at non-profit and government service organizations, from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, in the Bobcat Student Lounge in Baker University Center.

Health symposium presents new collaborative research approaches and resources
The second annual Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Research Symposium welcomed one keynote speaker and six OHIO scientists this year to discuss collaborative research and ways to accelerate high impact diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Visiting faculty member establishes scholarship to support students active in social justice
Thomas Costello, Jr. has never stopped wanting to learn since discovering an interest in history and civil rights as an undergraduate in University College. He decided to pay that interest forward by establishing a scholarship for students with a similar interest.

Patton College to co-host bus tour through Appalachia
The Patton College of Education and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds Council are hosting a spring bus tour on Saturday, April 9. The tour will explore the microregion along Ohio’s Appalachian winding roads from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

I AM THAT GIRL gaining momentum as a student group for women
A new student organization at Ohio University is encouraging women to lift up themselves and each other. I AM THAT GIRL is a national organization that aims to “transform self-doubt into self-love.

City of Athens and Ohio University announce pilot program to improve transportation access
City of Athens and Ohio University announce pilot program to improve transportation access

Student Expo to feature new marketing and sustainability session, award at April 14 event
Students will present topics ranging from food waste to textile reuse.