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Mar 1, 2018
Faculty expertise on immigration featured in Baltimore magazine
The subject of illegal immigration is now commonplace in society and often "immigrants" or "refugees" are belittled as human beings. These terms typically suggest that the people classified under these terms are adversaries in some way, shape, or form.

Applications accepted for graduate Individual Interdisciplinary Program
The Ohio University Graduate College is accepting applications for the Individual Interdisciplinary Program for master’s and doctoral degree students. Applicants interested in immediate consideration for Fall Semester admission should submit their materials by March 15.

Health Policy Day digs into immigration as a health care issue
With immigration at the forefront of many national policy debates, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine convened a group of care providers, policy experts and community activists Feb. 9 to help medical students understand how immigration policy may affect them as physicians.

Athens Mayor and Ohio University President issue joint statement in advance of spring semester weekend activities
Athens Mayor and Ohio University President issue joint statement in advance of spring semester weekend activities

Patton College endowed professorship supports meaningful research across four decades
Since 1974, the Robert L. Morton Professorship of Mathematics Education has enabled Patton College of Education faculty members to engage passionate students in meaningful research projects.

Music therapy camp gets boost from Baker Fund award
Two Ohio University professors will be expanding their research on using music therapy to boost the social skills of children with high-functioning autism after receiving support from the John C. Baker Fund.

Mar 2, 2018
Residence halls to remain open over Spring Break; dining venues to be closed
As Ohio University’s Spring Break, scheduled for March 12-16, approaches, students are reminded that all of the University’s residence halls will remain open and its dining venues closed during this period.

CLDC’s March 20 National Service Panel to highlight service as a pathway to careers
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) will be hosting a National Service Panel, designed to highlight opportunities to jump-start a career through service, on Tuesday, March 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. in Baker University Center 503.

OPIE’s International Conversation Hour brings students, community members of all backgrounds together
Ohio University’s weekly International Conversation Hour, hosted by the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE), is a hub for student, staff, faculty and community diversity, creating a space for people to meet and exchange ideas through conversation – and, for students, providing a pathway to OHIO's International Cultural Understanding Certificate.

Community Forum on Free Expression scheduled for March 21
Community Forum on Free Expression scheduled for March 21

UCM to reduce Compass email distribution to once a week after Spring Break
UCM recently announced that the Compass newsletter email distribution schedule will be reduced from twice a week to once a week beginning the week of March 19.

Hudson native Stephen Dyer is 2016-17 Hicks Executive in Residence
The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Hicks Executive in Residence, Mr. Stephen Dyer. He currently serves as the Education Policy Fellow at Innovation Ohio, a Columbus-based Progressive think tank, where he fights for the right of all Ohio’s children to receive a world-class education, regardless of where they live.

Ohio announces update and refresh of student group, The O-Zone
The new O-Zone membership will be $20 annually. Members will get an exclusive Adidas T-shirt, a member benefit card with discounts to local restaurants and retailers, premium seating at all Ohio athletic events, priority registration to select away game trips, team question and answer sessions and meet and greets and priority access to Ohio's annual spring equipment sale.

Mar 5, 2018
Ohio University tapped to join State of the State panel on textbook affordability
An Ohio University administrator will share the University’s efforts to increase textbook affordability as part of activities surrounding the upcoming State of the State.

New UCM launched website showcases University’s footprint in Washington, D.C.
University Communications and Marketing launched a new website that aggregates Ohio University’s footprint in Washington, D.C. The primary goal for the website is to showcase the depth and breadth of the University’s innovation in public policy, teaching, research, and involvement in a variety of partnerships and organizations.

Alumnus credits OHIO for ‘professional success and personal enjoyment’
“I attribute all my professional success and personal enjoyment back to OHIO.”<br /><br />That’s about the most ringing endorsement you can get and Timothy Neal, a Health Education and Athletic Training-Physical Education graduate (Cum Laude ‘79), means every word of it.

Essay contest asks OHIO students to propose solution to use of disposable plastic bags
Ohio University's Graduate Student Senate announces its 2018 Sustain OHIO Essay Contest, which calls on all students to propose an innovative solution to eliminating the use of single-use plastic bags at the University that could possibly be scaled up to the city level.

iCUE Spotlight: March 5-11, 2018
It's spring semester Week 8 and the iCUE Spotlight is here to help keep you informed of the events you won't want to miss.

OHIO faculty, staff, students among community group developing trails committed to area’s physical, economic and cultural well-being
An outdoor recreation proposal that sprouted nearly 25 years ago has taken root thanks to the efforts of a diverse and growing group of local residents and community leaders, including several members of the Ohio University community, all of whom envision the project as a means of elevating the region.

OHIO expands gender neutral housing options
Beginning in Fall 2018, gender neutral housing will be available to students in six residence halls across Ohio University's Athens Campus.

LGBT Center has several exciting events remaining this semester
With Pride Week beginning March 26, here are some of the other upcoming events sponsored by Ohio University’s LGBT Center this semester.

University leaders gather to discuss budget processes with faculty, staff at open forums
The three open forum sessions, held on February 26, 27 and March 1, provided faculty and staff an opportunity to learn about the University’s broader financial picture and respective internal budget processes, while asking questions and clearing misconceptions.

Mar 6, 2018
Event Services to begin taking space reservations for 2018-19 academic year March 7
Ohio University Event Services is gearing up for its annual Opening Day when the office will open its reservation books for the 2018-19 academic year.

Ken Walsh to discuss “Preparing for the Big One: Protecting Critical Infrastructure”
Associate professor of civil engineering will be featured at March 21 Science Café event.

President Nellis, institutional representatives attend AQIP Strategy Forum as part of OHIO’s pathway to reaffirmation of accreditation
A team from Ohio University recently attended the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) Strategy Forum in Oakbrook, Ill., which provided an opportunity for insight and feedback into the projects OHIO undertakes as part of its continuous improvement processes with its accrediting body, the Higher Learning Commission.

College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Frank to step down at end of Spring Semester
College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Frank to step down at end of Spring Semester

OHIO graduate students showcase their research at 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition
Graduate College sponsors third annual event.

MBA students raise money for the local homeless shelter [VIDEO]
From February 25 to March 2, 2018, a group of College of Business students went homeless to raise awareness for homelessness in southeast Ohio. The 5 Days for the Homeless Campaign raised funds for the local homeless shelter.

Mar 7, 2018
Exhibition ‘Pots’ symbolizes transition in a Rust Belt town
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of new work by M.F.A. candidate Andrew Musil on view March 20–March 24 in Ohio University’s Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall. The public opening reception for “Pots” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, with refreshments provided.

Heritage College Advisory Board welcomes two new members
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is welcoming two prestigious new members to its advisory board. Paul H. Grundy, M.D., is an expert on population health and health care transformation, while Peter J. Rea, Ph.D., provides guidance in corporate ethics for a leading international firm. <br /><br />

Women’s Center’s March and April schedule loaded with events
March is Women’s History Month and Ohio University’s Women’s Center is doing its part to celebrate. In April, the University will host Take Back the Night activities.

Formal wear for area teens needed for annual ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses’
The eighth annual “Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses,” sponsored by Ohio University’s Women’s Panhellenic Association, is underway and is collecting prom attire, including formal and semiformal dresses, suit jackets and blazers, dress shirts and pants, ties, shoes and accessories, for area high school students.

Southern Campus students share classroom experiences with Scottish peers
Fall semester, Ohio University Southern students had an opportunity to learn alongside their counterparts in Scotland.

Young students learn art of horse judging at Ohio Horse Park competition
Area youth converged on the Ohio Horse Park for the Equine Career Development Event (CDE) judging competition.

Ohio University professor Nesic earns prestigious honor
Ohio University Russ Professor Srdjan Nesic, who is also the director of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT), has received the prestigious 2018 Willis Rodney Whitney Award for his contributions to corrosion science and education.

Hla recognized for exceptional achievement at Argonne National Laboratory
Dr. Saw-Wai Hla was awarded the 2017 Samuel D. Bader Prize for Exceptional Achievement from the Nanoscience and Technology division of Argonne National Laboratory.

Chemistry grad student off to Leipzig University for double master's
Chemistry and Biochemistry graduate student Bradley J. McCullough '17 has headed to Germany this semester as part of the Chemistry Double Master's with Leipzig University.

Torres publishes 'Poetry to Be Read in the Street'
Dr. Daniel Torres, Professor of Spanish in Modern Languages, published a collection of poetry titled Poemas para leerse en la calle [Poetry to be Read in the Street] in a new series of books coming out this March from the Editorial de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán [The Autonomous University of the Yucatan Press].

Students, alumni and staff honor a community hero
Ohio University students, faculty, alumni and staff members planned a special surprise recently for a staff member who has dedicated much of her free time to helping international students

Compass emails to take Spring Break hiatus
In observance of Ohio University's Spring Break 2018, March 12-16, the Compass and Ohio Employee News (OEN) emails will not be distributed during the week.

OUPD Behind the Badge: Natasha Lorenz [VIDEO]
Outside of the Ohio University Police Department, Officer Natasha Lorenz likes to spend time exploring the outdoors and hiking. She also volunteers at the animal shelter because of her love of snakes.

Mar 8, 2018
WellWorks to offer free Wellness Coaching to employees
Ohio University’s employee wellness program, WellWorks, is excited to announce the return of free Wellness Coaching sessions available to University employees on a first-come first-served basis.

Ohio University Army ROTC earns top national ranking
Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion has earned the prestigious 2017-18 MacArthur Award, one of just eight units nationwide to be recognized.

This week's #TBT celebrates International Women's Day
This Throwback Series video takes a look at some of the performances and presentations from the 2016 International Women's Day event at Ohio University, where many gathered to celebrate the richness and diversity of the OHIO and local communities.

Two Cutler Scholars attend Startup Grind Global Conference in California
Two Cutler Scholars attended the 2018 Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, California, on Feb. 12-14. Matthew Benson (Ellis Cutler Scholar ’20) and Tanner Wick (Russ Legacy Cutler Scholar ‘19) received funding to attend the conference through a Cutler Scholars Exploration Grant.

Students study abroad in Belize as part of new hybrid service learning course [VIDEO]
In January, 12 Ohio University students from diverse backgrounds and majors traveled to Belize for almost 10 days to complete part of their requirements for the service learning course, “Belize: Literature, Culture, and Service Learning.” The hybrid course requires the students to do part of their school work while in Belize and the other part in Athens.

Vintage cars and theater stars will shine during On The Green Weekend
Cruise-In At The Convo and the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre return to OHIO's 2018 On The Green Weekend from May 16-19.

The doctor is in: Alumnus devotes himself to advancing OHIO, its students
Timothy Law, DO '94, combines a love for mentoring and teaching as board member for the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant professor for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Mar 9, 2018
Sustainability ¦ 'A Return to the Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump,' March 28
Climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann talks about "A Return to the Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump" on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Faculty use UDL framework to create inclusive curriculum
See what some faculty have done to create experiences that provide effective learning opportunities for today’s diverse student body.

OUPD issues notice regarding surveillance systems on the Athens Campus
As a reminder, Ohio University policy 44.119: Video Surveillance Systems was amended last year. One of the critical changes requires all video surveillance systems being used for safety or security purposes on campus, and that are not yet part of the university’s enterprise video surveillance system, to either be transitioned to the enterprise system or deactivated by December 31, 2018.

OHIO welcomes Iwate Prefectural University leaders
Ohio University welcomed several officials from Japan’s Iwate Prefectural University to campus in February for a series of meetings.

Inspired by her professors, Lancaster Campus student pursues a career in psychology
Inspired by her professors, Lancaster Campus student pursues a career in psychology

Mar 11, 2018
Transportation and Parking Services will soft launch license plate recognition technology this spring
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) this spring will conduct a soft launch for the department’s new license plate recognition software, technology that will be used as OHIO moves toward a completely virtual parking campus in the next few years.

Mar 12, 2018
MBA students embody social impact, become first in nation for homelessness fundraiser
During the last week of February, four graduate students from Ohio University's One-Year MBA program experienced five nights of homelessness, and with the help of their classmates, raised $4,788 for the Good Works Timothy House, a local shelter in Athens.

Russ College students selected as presidential leaders
Two engineering students are bringing visibility to the Russ College and its “create for good” motto as part of their roles in the new, select Ohio University Presidential Leadership Society.

Mar 13, 2018
Several OHIO Hockey players earn CSCHL Awards
Seven OHIO Hockey players are among those who were honored with awards from the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL), the elite conference in American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I.

Board of Trustees agenda for March 22-23 meetings released, University highlights key topics for discussion, consideration
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene March 22-23 for meetings on the Athens Campus.

All-conference selections feature six Lancaster campus student-athletes
All-conference selections feature six Lancaster campus student-athletes

Music entrepreneurs to share insights on building a life and a living in the music industry
Learn more about today’s complex music industry from professionals with current, firsthand experience at a panel discussion, “New Music Entrepreneurs: Building a Life and a Living in the Music Industry” on March 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Baker Center 240/242.

Voinovich School announces 2018 Spring Open House for prospective students
Explore the Master of Public Administration and Environmental Studies programs at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Spring Open House on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Building 21 at The Ridges.

Mar 14, 2018
Isabella Owen named Culinary Services' Student Employee of the Year
Ohio University's Culinary Services has named Isabella Owen, the student coordinator at Latitude 39 and an accounting and business pre-law major, as the department's 2017-18 Student Employee of the Year.

OHIO earns Tree Campus USA designation
Ohio University has again been honored with Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to tree management.

March Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees March meetings in Margaret M. Walter Hall on the Athens Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions. Committee meetings will take place Thursday, March 22, with the full board meeting scheduled to take place Friday, March 23, beginning at 10 a.m.

CLDC’s March 28 JobFest to highlight part-time, on-campus, seasonal employment
Ohio University students and alumni interested in exploring part-time, on-campus and seasonal employment opportunities are invited to the Career and Leadership Development Center’s JobFest, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Baker University Center 240/242.

New online certificate designed for professionals using geospatial technologies
The Geospatial Information Science: GIS & Cartography Certificate is fully online and is designed for professionals who need to think spatially, interpret maps, and creatively use geospatial technologies, which are fundamental skills expected in a wide variety of careers today.

Groundbreaking ideas displayed at Biomedical Technology Showcase
Demonstrating emerging technologies and innovative ideas in the fields of patient care, research and education, the Biomedical Technology Showcase on Thursday, Feb. 15, featured more than two dozen exciting exhibits.

Alumnus dedicates time and wisdom to OHIO's Career & Leadership Development Center
Alumnus David Levy, BS '78, and his wife Catherine 'Cathy' Levy  dedicate their time and wisdom to the University and to students who are preparing to enter the workforce.

Volunteers needed for Spring Commencement
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking volunteers from the Ohio University community to assist with the 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremonies, scheduled for Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.

Search firm open forums for Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion scheduled for March 19
Witt/Kieffer consultants will be visiting OHIO’s Athens Campus on Monday, March 19, to learn about OHIO’s vision for this important role. In addition to meeting with University leadership and key stakeholders, three open forums for students, faculty and staff will be held to gather input from the broader University community.

Small changes in diet can have a big impact on health
How's that New Year's resolution coming along? Getting ready for summer and want to look your best? Just want to feel better physically? Whatever your motivation, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, an assistant professor of nutrition in Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions said just a little change in diet has a big impact.

Mar 15, 2018
Recruitment Office hosts first annual CC+ Info Night
The Recruitment Office at Ohio University Chillicothe hosted its first annual CC+ Info Night on Mar. 6, 2018. Over 125 students and their parents attended from local area high schools - Huntington, Zane Trace, Paint Valley, Chillicothe, Unioto, Southeastern, and Waverly.

One of authors behind Nobel Peace Prize-winning climate change report to speak at OHIO
Michael E. Mann, one of the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will present “A Return to The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump” at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.

IRS releases updated withholding tools
Tax day is fast approaching and this is a good time to check your tax withholding and make appropriate adjustments. The IRS has released an updated Withholding Calculator and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding. If employees need to make changes to their tax withholding, the appropriate forms are available on the Human Resources website.

Badging and Certification Project identifies training development roadmap and program branding
The Badging and Certification Project will provide on-the-job professional development opportunities for Ohio University employees through new learning opportunities recorded in Blackboard. The first badges and certificate are expected to be available summer 2018 with the full program launching during the 2018-2019 academic year.

15,000 miles later, Svoboda contributing to family tree of passionflowers
In search of preserved specimens of passionflowers, Harlan Svoboda traveled more than 15,000 miles last summer to herbaria in the United States and Mexico. Now he's back in the lab at Ohio University using DNA to create the first phylogenic tree of the species.

Mar 16, 2018
Business Continuity Focus: Information security laws you need to know during an unplanned work interruption or crisis
Unplanned interruptions to regular business can have an immediate and long-term impact on an individual department or organization. Challenges such as staffing shortages, displacement and relocation, technology deficits and weather-related factors can inflict complications on day-to-day work as an office recovers from a disaster.

Registrar releases Report of Final Grades and Final Examinations for Spring Semester 2017-18
Ohio University Registrar Deb Benton notifies faculty of processes to report final grades and examinations for spring semester 2017-18.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at April 3 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series event
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert will grace the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, for Ohio University’s Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.

Ohio University to launch new career network for students, alumni
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center is replacing one of its primary online career development tools, Bobcat CareerLink, with Handshake, an online career network that is more user-friendly and results-driven and that is expected to increase Bobcats’ and the University’s access and exposure to employers.

Draft of Park Place concept plan to be presented to Board of Trustees
The first draft of a concept plan for the Park Place corridor will be presented to the Ohio University Board of Trustees during its meeting March 22 and 23.

Mar 17, 2018
New Ohio Review debuts issue 23, runs contest for poetry, fiction, nonfiction
New Ohio Review, one of OHIO’s literary journals, recently debuted its 23rd issue and is running a contest for poetry, fiction, and nonfiction, with a $1,000 prize awarded to the winner in each genre.

Quarter After Eight features hybrid writing, new voices
Quarter After Eight, one of Ohio University’s creative writing journals, published its 24th issue. Run by OHIO graduate students, the journal features innovative writing styles, voices, and forms. Quarter After Eight publishes poetry, nonfiction essays, short fiction, visual art features, and hybrid pieces.

'Losers Dream On' in Halliday's new book of poems
Mark Halliday says the poems in this new collection “keep finding tension—sometimes comic, sometimes pathetic, sometimes desperate—between the inevitability of losing in life and the human compulsion to dream of victory, glory, joy, rescue, and revelation.”

Mar 19, 2018
University Program Council to host Casino Night
University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting “Casino Night” on Tuesday, March 27th from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. in Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

Joseph Shields to serve as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs have announced the appointment of Joseph Shields as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences beginning May 12, 2018.

Grant will allow OHIO to provide refrigerated, frozen food at area pantries
Ohio University is expanding its on-campus food pantries and, thanks to a new grant, will soon be able to provide perishable food items at those pantries and others in the community.

Mar 20, 2018
Register for upcoming Business Continuity Brown Bag Lunch Sessions
A few spaces remain for upcoming Business Continuity Brown Bag Lunch Sessions. "IT Security Tips for Your Home" will take place April 17 and ALiCE (Active Shooter) Training is scheduled for May 15.

Patton College professor is one of five to complete coaching program in Japan
Dr. Stephen Harvey, associate professor of Recreation and Sports Pedagogy, graduated from the Nippon Sport Science University Coach Developer Academy in Tokyo, Japan, in February. Harvey is only the fifth person from the U.S. to do so.

Innovation Center Benefits from Quidel and Global Cooling Donations
The future of biotechnology incubation continues to look strong thanks to generous gifts from local industry to The Ohio University Foundation to support the Ohio University Innovation Center.

Student Accessibility Services Seek Nominations
Student Accessibility Services seek nominations for its 2018 Accessibility Ally Award

Stories from the Advising Trenches
Stories from the Advising Trenches

OHIO honors student presents research at regional journalism conference
Journalists should craft stories that show a community’s resilience, not just tragedy, in the aftermath of a traumatic event. That’s the message Ohio University student Julie Ciotola shared with colleagues at the Region 4 Society of Professional Journalists Conference at Point Park University on March 10.

Journalism students take honors at regional journalism conference
Ohio University’s campus newspaper’s work moved from regional to national competition when the Region 4 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence awards were announced March 10 at Point Park University.

Women in the Workplace ‘90 Minutes’ conversation is March 28
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” conversation titled, “Women in the Workplace,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Schoonover 145. Student moderator Alyssa Murtagh will interview five women about the topic.

Mar 21, 2018
Candidate search forums for Executive Vice President and Provost to begin next week
Beginning next week, four candidates for the position of Executive Vice President and Provost will travel to Athens to meet members of the University community and engage with students, faculty and staff in an open forum setting.

TrollBusters center stage at United Nations #CSW62
With a focus on the #metoo movement and its manifestations online and off, the 62nd annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women sought collaborations and action toward protecting women journalists around the globe. Dr. Michelle Ferrier, founder of Troll-Busters, was an invited panelist on two events hosted by the International Association of Women in Radio and Television, “Beyond a Pretty Face: Tackling Gender Bias in Media Industries,” and “MeTooOnline: Workshopping Solutions to Counter Cyber Violence Against Women.”

Unity Walk set for Monday, March 26
Ohio University’s annual Unity Walk will be held on Monday, March 26, beginning at 4:00 p.m. near the first floor entrance to the Baker University Center. All students, faculty, staff and area residents are invited to take part in this important event.

#MeToo is focus of March 29 Spring Kitchen Table discussion
As the #MeToo movement moves across the nation, Ohio University librarians want to provide OHIO students an opportunity to discuss their understanding of the movement.

Tophat teaching is focus of second Impact Through Action event
On March 27, Chad Boeninger will teach a session titled, “Wake Up and Get to Work: How to Engage Large Classes with Active Learning Experiences and Tophat,” on the basics of the classroom technology.

Lior Shragg to present in Libraries’ Graduate Research Series
Shragg will share his insight into the complex world of ethnomusicological fieldwork and discuss his own research process, which has included the use of primary and secondary sources, engagement with cultural institutions, and the use of both the Libraries’ resources and ethnographic primary materials.

The New York Times wins 2017 Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Journalism
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication and the Scripps Howard Foundation are proud to announce the winners and finalists of the annual Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Journalism. The award is given in cooperation with the Scripps Howard Awards, honoring substantive print reporting that covers stories intelligently and completely. The 2017 award goes to the New York Times.

Southern Campus students balance work, school, home life
Ohio University Southern student Stacy Griffing is taking a sign language course this semester that requires her to submit videos of herself telling a story by signing. Aubree, her three-year-old daughter, pops in and out of frame because she wants to play “movie,” too. Griffing said that balancing work, her 22-credit-hour academic schedule while being a wife and mother is a struggle.

International Week set for April 1-8
Ohio University’s annual International Week celebration will be held April 1-8, with the International Street Fair taking place on Saturday, April 7. This year’s International Week is focused on the theme, “Unity Through Diversity,” and will feature a wide range of events for students, faculty, staff and area residents.

Undergraduate graphic design show explores making and unmaking
The Ohio University School of Art + Design proudly presents “Command-Z,” a graphic design thesis exhibition featuring the work of 15 undergraduate students, on view April 3–7 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall.

Ohio University Southern hosts safety workshop for churches
Houses of worship are coming under fire with reports of violence, shootings and other attacks in the U.S. in recent years.

Registration underway for Campus Rec’s summer camp and ‘Parents Night Out’ events
The Department of Campus Recreation is gearing up for two community service programs – the annual CAMPus REC Summer Camp and a series of Kids Night Out/Parents Night Out-Golf Scramble.

Stop an overdose, save a life
Ohio University’s Sherleena Buchman, an assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ School of Nursing, helped create a NARCAN simulation along with an interprofessional team of students from the college. The simulation will debut on April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Ohio University’s Grover Center, Room E218.

Culinary Services hosts second ‘A Demo Dining Experience’ event
Eight guests were in attendance as Executive Chef Tim Bruce prepared Irish cuisine. The St. Patrick’s Day themed meal included Guinness and cheddar soup, colcannon, Irish soda bread, corned beef with cabbage and carrots and Chocolate Guinness Cake for dessert.

Russ College students collaborate with peers, university to build campus creativity hub
Two Russ College of Engineering and Technology student leaders are seeing their long-term investment working to launch an innovation incubator pay off as Ohio University’s C-Suite, a create space for student entrepreneurship and small business, moves into the physical design phase.

Second Russ Prize lecture to welcome renowned interdisciplinary eye expert
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology will welcome biomedical engineer and ophthalmologist David Huang, one of five 2017 recipients of the National Academy of Engineering’s Russ Prize, for a special lecture on Thurs., March 29, from 2-3 p.m., in Irvine 199. A reception will follow from 3-3:30 p.m.

Student electrical and computer engineering honor society chapter earns outstanding award
Ohio University’s chapter of Eta Kappa Nu, an international electrical and computer engineering honor society, earned the Outstanding Chapter award for the 2016-17 academic year from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Creative Spring Studio offers students an imaginative take on a typical classroom
At first glance, the space might look like the personal studio of an artist, but it actually serves as a classroom and workspace for students in the School of Visual Communication’s Creative Process class.

Second OHIO Shale Policy and Technology Symposium to convene shale experts on policy and technology
As part of its ongoing research related to shale development across the State of Ohio and the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays, Ohio University will host a second OHIO Shale Policy and Technology Symposium at its Dublin Integrated Education Center in Dublin, Ohio, April 4-5.

Documentary by two OHIO faculty members selected for Columbus film festival
“The Veterans’ Project,” a feature-length documentary highlighting important issues surrounding veterans’ health, will have its first public screening on Saturday, March 24, as an official selection of the Columbus International Film & Animation Festival.

Alumni Expand Possibilities for Arts & Sciences Students through Networking
Inexperience plain on their faces and business cards in hand, students entered the Baker Ballroom in search of a conversation, a lead, some words of advice about careers or their resume....

Tania Basta to discuss combating misconceptions about HIV
Café Conversation event to be held in Baker Center Front Room.

Mar 22, 2018
WellWorks “Diet Drama” brown bag lunch and learn series starts April 5
Do you feel confused by the myriad conflicting nutrition messages in the media and popular literature? You’re not alone! Join WellWorks’ Registered Dietitian Selena Baker for a three-part brown bag lunch and learn series that explores the pros and cons of three trending eating patterns: gluten-free, low- vs. high-fat, and low-carb.

Ohio University Women's Club to host Spring Fling event for current, new members
The Ohio University Women’s Club is hosting a Spring Fling event for current members and potential new members. The Spring Fling will be held at Pleasant Hill Vineyards on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m.

iCUE Spotlight: March 22-28, 2018
The iCUE Spotlight highlights highlights what's happening at Ohio University, seven days at a time. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events.

Bobcat Battalion presented with prestigious MacArthur Award for being top eight program
Now in its 29th year of existence, The MacArthur Award recognizes just eight schools as the best of the Army’s 275 ROTC programs.

Individual Interdisciplinary Program students to present research, discuss program experiences
First session to be held April 6.

New Ohio University Press novel by Robert Gipe garners national acclaim
Robert Gipe, author of the award-winning 2015 illustrated novel “Trampoline” has published “Weedeater." He wrote about the novel for the “Behind the Book” web column for national book review publication, BookPage.

Mar 23, 2018
Graduate College announces 2018-19 Named Fellows
Five Ohio University graduate students have received Named Fellowships for the 2018-19 school year to pursue research and creative projects.

Important “Campus Climate Check-in” survey to begin distributing to OHIO students next week
Important “Campus Climate Check-in” survey to begin distributing to OHIO students next week

New Cleveland curriculum project wins major grant for teamwork training
As the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland prepares to launch a groundbreaking experiment in training the primary care physician of the future, the project has been awarded a major grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to train faculty in improved teamwork teaching practices.

Ohio University Small Business Development Center named regional center of the year
The Ohio Small Business Development Center at Ohio University was named the Small Business Development Center of the Year in Region V by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Ohio SBDC competed against other small business development centers from throughout Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin, after it won the Columbus District award.

Ohio University Press, Center for Sports Administration team up for new sports management series
Ohio University Press will host a launch and signing for a new sports management book series’ first two books, both written by OHIO professors, on Friday, March 30.

Ohio University Board of Trustees discusses Park Place Corridor, FY19 budget, planning updates
Ohio University’s Board of Trustees approved the tuition, fee and rate schedule for OHIO’s regional campuses, as well as draft ideas and initial supporting projects of a Park Place planning strategy, during its March 23 meeting.

Col. William R. Finnicum: teacher, leader, veteran
Alumnus Colonel William R. Finnicum reveals his passion for teaching and leading through a 27-year dedication to the Army.

Alumna spreads Bobcat pride through OHIO Alumni Association service
Shara Glickman, BSJ '98, never lost her passion for OHIO after graduation. Today, she serves as a board member for the OHIO Alumni Association to help share that passion with fellow alumni.

Several OHIO programs recognized in most recent U.S. News Best Graduate School rankings
Ohio University once again placed well in a variety of U.S. News and World Reports Best Graduate School Rankings.

Alumna's career arc rooted in serving others
For alumna Katie Matney, a career dedicated to the service of others empowers her a leader, mother, and woman.

OHIO’s annual Take Back the Night events to be held April 4-5
OHIO’s annual Take Back the Night events to be held April 4-5

Online degrees well-suited for dual enrollment teachers
The College of Arts & Sciences now offers three master’s degrees well-suited for secondary schoolteachers who are seeking opportunities to earn the necessary credentials to instruct college-level, dual enrollment courses.

World Music and Dance Festival brings global diversity and the arts to campus on Moms Weekend
The Ohio University School of Music and the Dance Division present the 2018 World Music and Dance Festival and Diversity Concert, March 26–April 6 across the Athens campus, featuring workshops and performances in African dance, Taiko drumming and Native American song and dance, among many others. Events culminate in a large-scale Diversity Concert at 7:30 p.m. April 6 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Century-old Ellis gets sustainable, accessible make-over
Architects are turning the inside of Ellis Hall from a maze of offices and classrooms into a welcoming learning space. Students and visitors entering a newly renovated Ellis Hall will be greeted by a new first-floor lobby that provides a central administrative hub as well as a new student collaborative area.

New chemistry building provides window into 21st century research
As Chemistry & Biochemistry faculty and students make research headlines around the world, plans for a new state-of-the-art chemistry building at Ohio University are moving toward ground breaking by summer 2018.

High school students invited to apply for free summer law institute
Southeast Ohio high school students can apply now for a free Summer Law & Trial Institute offered at Ohio University from July 15-27, 2018.

Mar 26, 2018
Creating a Campus Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation
Social justice enthusiasts from Ohio University’s Division of Student Affairs, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, various academic units and the greater Athens communities are working to establish OHIO as a Campus Center for Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT).

Meet Jane Boney, March Classified Employee of the Month
Jane Boney, an administrative specialist in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, likes oceans, David Cassidy and red Ford Mustangs. Find out more about her here.

Mar 27, 2018
Counseling, Psychological Services available to assist students in person, by phone, online
With the addition of new staff over the past year, Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is better able to provide mental health services to those students who may be in need of them.

OHIO journalism student elected to National PRSSA Executive Board
Alyssa Murtagh, a third-year student in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and vice president of member relations for the Scripps Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), has been elected to serve on the 2018-19 PRSSA National Committee as the new vice president of career services.

Morgan Vis to discuss “Algae: Friend or Foe” at Science Café event
Morgan Vis to discuss “Algae: Friend or Foe” at Science Café event

‘Clubs Across Campus’ spotlights volunteer community outreach group (VIDEO)
Ohio University Communications and Marketing’s latest “Clubs Across Campus” video takes a look at Renaissance Engineers, a student organization on the Athens Campus committed to problem solving, education and service within the community.

Student Academy of Audiology to host first-ever Hustle for Hearing 5K Walk/Run
On April 8, Ohio University’s Student Academy of Audiology (SAA) will host the first-ever Hustle for Hearing 5K Walk/Run, a recreational event designed to raise community awareness of hearing loss.

Ohio Department of Higher Education highlights alternative textbook efforts of Ohio University Libraries, University
Ohio Department of Higher Education highlights alternative textbook efforts of Ohio University Libraries, University

Student Enhancement Awards provide $131,187 in funding to 27 students
Student Enhancement Awards provide $131,187 in funding to 27 students

Mar 28, 2018
Ohio University President Nellis reappointed to Third Frontier Advisory Board
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis was recently reappointed to a new three-year term on the Third Frontier Advisory Board by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.

Southern Campus says goodbye to beloved faculty member
IRONTON, Ohio – Family, friends, colleagues and students gathered March 22 in Bowman Auditorium to celebrate the life of and to say goodbye to faculty member Dr. Charles Jarrett, who passed away Monday following a short illness.

Ohio University Southern nursing student is giving back
It's unlikely that the many nurses who met John Delawder know just how big of an influence they’ve had on his life. They’ve inspired him to pursue an education, to earn a nursing degree, and to one day set up his own scholarship so that other aspiring nurses can do the same.

Faculty Learning Community on Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)
All Group 1 and Group 2 faculty at any of Ohio University’s campuses are eligible to participate. The application period has been extended to April 13 for this innovative program.

Welcome Reception for PUCE delegation set for April 4
Ohio University will welcome a delegation from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) to campus from April 1-8. The delegation, which will be led by Rector Dr. Fernando Ponce León, S.J., will take part in a wide range of events while at Ohio University, including an April 4 Welcome Reception.

Ohio University College of Fine Arts announces community, youth summer arts programs
The Ohio University College of Fine Arts announces a comprehensive list of 13 summer community arts programs designed to accommodate an inclusive community of participants at a variety of ages and skill levels. Some established and some brand new, these hands-on experiences are hosted in the facilities of the Schools of Music, Art + Design, Dance, Film, and Theater in the Athens area, from May 29–July 27.

Faculty, staff needed to assist with 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremonies
Ohio University Vice President for Student Affairs and Interim Chief Diversity Officer Jason Pina issued a message to faculty and staff on the Athens Campus calling for volunteers to assist with the 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremonies.

Registration deadline for Spotlight on Learning Conference extended to April 20
The 2018 Spotlight on Learning Conference will include several concurrent sessions focused on the theme “Teaching in Challenging Times.” The registration deadline has been extended to April 20.

First certificates announced for new professional development program
The Badging and Certification Project will provide on-the-job professional development opportunities for Ohio University employees through new learning opportunities recorded in Blackboard. The first badges and certificate should be available in summer 2018 with the full program launching during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Mar 29, 2018
Branding OHIO on the Web
Ohio University's three-year Web Content Management System (Web CMS) project to migrate approximately 200 University websites to a modern application that offers improved usability, accessibility and ease of maintenance will also facilitate more consistency in branding across the institution and provide better support for digital marketing efforts.

Women’s History Month keynote speaker shares journey of conquering mountains, empowering women
Sara Safari, whose accolades include author, advocate for women empowerment and recipient of the United Nations Association’s 2015 Global Citizen Award, shared her journey with the Ohio University community at the March 1 Women’s History Month keynote.

Open house event to highlight Heritage College research
The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a Research, Exploration and Discovery Day and Open House on Wednesday, April 4, to give members of the OHIO community a chance to learn more about the work being done by researchers at the medical school.

iCUE Spotlight: March 29-April 4, 2018
iCUE Spotlight shines a light on what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events, calendar.ohio.edu.

2018 Moms Weekend is loaded with fun activities
One of the most popular and fun-filled weekends of the year is just around the corner! Moms Weekend begins Friday, April 6, and continues through Sunday, April 8.

Swallow Press publishes Ohio University author’s book about blind baseball
Ohio University author recently published a book about blind baseball with Swallow Press. David Wanczyk works at OHIO as a coordinator for special programs and as an editor of the New Ohio Review within the Creative Writing program.

University unveils new ‘Ready. Set. OHIO!’ initiative and expanded Bobcat Welcome Week
A new initiative encompassing the many phases of transitioning from an admitted student to officially becoming a Bobcat, “Ready. Set. OHIO!” begins with Bobcat Student Orientation, June 4-30, and culminates with a newly expanded Welcome Week, scheduled for Aug. 23.

Ohio University Throwback Series: Spring Cherry Blossoms, 2013 [VIDEO]
This Throwback Series video showcases the wonderful cherry blossom trees that bloom each spring.

OUPD Behind the Badge: Kevin Frith [VIDEO]
Outside of the Ohio University Police Department, Officer Kevin Frith likes to spend time outdoors by white water kayaking and rafting, along with biking and running. Watch this video to find out more about him away from work.

Bobcat alumni impress at annual Pro Day
Scouts from 20 National Football League teams arrived in Athens to work out members of the Ohio football program as part of the team's annual Pro Day on Wednesday.

Mike Laster to represent OHIO, MAC at 3X3U National Championship
This ground-breaking new event will pit 32 four-man teams consisting of players from every Division I college basketball conference against each other in a three day, 3-on-3 tournament. These teams will compete for a $100,000 prize pool.

Mar 30, 2018
Celebrate Women conference invites ‘(s)heroes’ to embrace their inherent superpowers
The 12th annual Celebrate Women Conference was held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on March 23, drawing more than 400 attendees. The theme, “Recognizing Our Superpowers,” aimed at challenging attendees to reflect on their inherent powers that can ignite change in their communities and in their own lives.

Logo for OHIO Homecoming theme, 'Athens State of Mind,' selected
The theme for Homecoming 2018, scheduled for Oct. 15-20, is “Athens State of Mind.” The idea, proposed by alumna Sharon Miller, BA ’14, is reminiscent of how Bobcats carry the spirit of Athens with them no matter where they go.

Help a Bobcat breeze through finals week with The Bobcat Store’s Survival Box
Finals week is often associated with 2 a.m. study sessions and oodles of coffee (extra espresso, please!), but The Bobcat Store makes it bearable with its newest survival kit. is now available for $29.99, and the OHIO goodies inside are sure to help your special student brave finals week with confidence.

Informational session for Bike to Work Day celebration is April 11
In preparation for the May 18 celebration, the Athens area partnership will host a “Bike to Work Lunch and Learn Brown Bag” session from 11 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, April 11, in the Ohio University Baker University Center 233.

Campus Climate Task Force sub-committees to provide activity updates throughout spring semester
The Campus Climate Task Force was created in 2014 to evaluate information resulting from the Modern Think 2014 Great Colleges Survey and formulate actionable recommendations. For the remainder of spring semester, the progress made by each of the implementation sub-committees will be communicated through the OHIO Employee News email published every Monday.

Russ College partners with Athens county students, wins mobile app competition with sustainable solution
A team of Russ College and local pre-university students has won the 2017 IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference’s Call for Solutions competition for their mobile app to reduce food waste.

Doctoral engineering student incorporates 3D printing technology into bioengineering project
A Russ College doctoral student is breaking the mold by using 3D printing to create medical monitoring devices that can detect abnormalities in utero.

Civil engineering prof shares earthquake tech at Science Café
An Ohio University civil engineering professor enlisted the help of four scale models, several photos and graphs, and three audience volunteers to shake up his Science Café lecture Wednesday evening.

Theater Division to present 'The Skin of our Teeth' by Thornton Wilder in April
The “The Skin of Our Teeth,” written by Thornton Wilder, will be presented in the Forum Theater, April 5–7 and 11–14. The American classic combines farce, burlesque and satire to follow an Eternal Family who narrowly escape ice, flood, and war.