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Apr 1, 2014
Mail Services transitions to Ohio University Auxiliaries on April 1
Ohio University Mail Services will transition from Facilities to Auxiliaries on April 1, 2014.

Student project on Southern Campus raises awareness about domestic violence
Ohio University's Southern Campus participated in the Clothesline Project to raise awareness of violence against women.

Tutoring Services enhances its website
Ohio University's Academic Advancement Center, which provides tutoring and academic assistance to students on campus, has recently upgraded its website for quicker and easier access.

Apr 2, 2014
First Chillicothe Campus social work students earn degrees
Latest news from Ohio University Chillicothe

Dongjing Kang and Sherica Hawthorne to present in Spring 2014 Graduate Research Series
Graduate students Dongjing Kang and Sherica Hawthorne will present on how they applied Freire’s concept of critical pedagogy through a research project carried out at the Ohio University Libraries.

OHIO Guarantee tuition program receives chancellor’s approval [VIDEO]
The chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents has approved Ohio University’s new tuition guarantee program – named The OHIO Guarantee – setting in motion plans for a new transparent and predictable tuition structure to begin effective with the 2015-16 academic year. The proposal was adopted by the Ohio University Board of Trustees at their January meeting and passed to Chancellor John Carey for final approval.

Lancaster Campus educator Sandy Doty is building the future – one science fair at a time
Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Associate Professor of Physics Sandy Doty and The Works museum in Newark created the Licking County Local Science Fair.

Zanesville student launches random acts of kindness program on campus
Ohio University Zanesville senior Stephanie Wahl has created Z Bobcat Bucket List to encourage and promote student unity, increase Bobcat pride and create positive energy on campus through random acts of kindness.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern Campus will present William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” April 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Scripps Celebration honors faculty, staff, students
The Scripps College of Communication honored faculty, staff and students at the Scripps Celebration, held on March 26 during Communication Week.

Seven finalist teams advance in Scripps Innovation Challenge
Seven Ohio University finalist teams have been selected to advance in the 2014 Scripps Innovation Challenge. They advance to Pitch Day, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 21 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

University Libraries fans the flames of knowledge
University Libraries’ acquisition and management of digital resources presents incredible opportunities for advancements in scholarship, research and citizenship — opportunities that OHIO students and faculty have been utilizing in big ways.

The Promised Land? The American South Since the Civil Rights Era, April 3
Sonoma State Professor Steve Estes will speak on "The Promised Land?: The American South Since the Civil Rights Era" on April 3 in Baker 242.

University to showcase student research projects April 10
University will showcase the original work of its students at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on Thursday, April 10. This year's Expo will feature more than 800 participants from 56 departments and schools.

Community open forums to discuss education in Appalachia
Elementary schools, high schools and colleges are joining forces to benefit southeast Ohio's children. The Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative will be collaborating with the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools in sponsoring three regional community forums.

Apr 3, 2014
Giving back is automatic for Athletics staffer [VIDEO]
Alumna and Athletics employee Tricia Drummond says giving back is a simple decision for her. It's a way she "pays it forward" to honor the transformative education and experience she received from her OHIO education.

Softball's Casie Hutchinson is MAC East Player of the Week
Softball freshman infielder Casie Hutchinson has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Teaching with technology: Qualtrics, Turnitin, Panopto, Accessibility & more
Learn how to incorporate free OHIO tools like Qualtrics, Turnitin, and Panopto into your teaching.

University photos, e-cards available in advance of graduation
Ohio University’s beauty certainly makes it a memorable place; the rolling hills, the stately buildings and the red brick everywhere you look has inspired love at first sight for many students, faculty and staff. Now that beauty is available for students to take with them as they graduate and move on to their next great adventure.

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Race For A Reason is less than a month away
The Center for Sports Administration classes of 2014 and 2015 and Athletes in Action would like to announce the countdown to the 3rd annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race For A Reason on April 26.

Conference on LBJ's War on Poverty brings high profile journalist and renowned historian to Athens
Sid Davis, one of Ohio University's highest profile alums, is scheduled to speak during the opening of "A Region Reflects," a two-day conference designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s May 7, 1964 announcement at Memorial Auditorium that called to end the War on Poverty.

Lancaster Campus student art show opens April 10
Ohio University Lancaster students are putting their artwork on display for the campus and community to view.  The Student Art Show opens next Thursday, April 10, in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall.

Gordon Gee visits Athens Campus to collect ideas from education, business leaders
Dr. E. Gordon Gee paid a special visit to Ohio University’s Athens Campus late Monday afternoon for his latest stop in the Quality and Value in Higher Education discussions.

HCOM doc says his support for OHIO mirrors the generosity he sees in Southeast Ohio
Faculty member Dr. Jay Shubrook gives back to OHIO in myriad ways.

Parking restrictions in some areas Friday
Impact 2014 creates parking restrictions in some areas Friday

25,000 pounds in electronics collected at Electronics Recycle Day
About 25,000 pounds in electronics were collected on Saturday, March 29 as part of the Electronics Recycling Day at Peden Stadium.

Got Food? A Social Innovation Forum on Hunger in Southeastern Ohio held Friday
A forum to discuss hunger in Southeastern Ohio and local organization’s efforts to combat the problem is being held at The Ridges Building 21 Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sogeti Cohort Graduates the 2,000 Young Professional
College of Business celebrates milestone with Sogeti Netherlands

University mourns Dr. Patricia Weitsman, political science professor
Dr. Patricia Weitsman, Professor of Political Science and Director of War and Peace Studies at Ohio University, passed away this week. She was a highly respected scholar, enthusiastic gym instructor and loving parent, wife, daughter and sister.

Cassie Norton is OHIO’s first Theta Alpha Kappa member
Mary “Cassie” Norton ’14, a triple major in English, History and World Religions, is Ohio University’s first member of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology.

Supercontinents: Earth’s radical story of birth and destruction
Gondwana. Rodinia. Nuna. Kenorland. Vaalbara. They sound like other worlds. They likely represent the past of this world.

OHIO seeks dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the position of Dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education will be open at the end of this academic year and interested faculty are encouraged to apply.

Apr 4, 2014
Jim Christian resigns as head men's basketball coach
Jim Christian has resigned as head coach of the men's basketball program to accept the same position at Boston College. A national search for a successor will begin immediately.<br />

Part of University Terrace closed for emergency repairs
University Terrace between South Green Drive and Race Street is closed Friday, April 4, for emergency repairs.

Brian Schoen to speak about the origins of the Civil War at Eastern Campus
Brian Schoen, associate professor of history at Ohio University, will give a presentation on secession and the origins of the Civil War at the University’s Eastern Campus on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Room 219.

Phillips named American Physical Society outstanding referee for 2014
Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was honored as one of the 2014 Outstanding Referees by the American Physical Society.

Henry Fenichel to speak about his escape from concentration camp
Henry Fenichel, a Holocaust survivor, will speak about his experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Sports in Africa Conference is April 10
In honor of the 10th annual Sports in Africa Conference, Ohio University has invited two-time Olympic gold medalist Lee Evans to speak as a guest panelist on "survival of the fastest" in the world of black athletes from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Baker University Center Theatre.

Queer Studies Conference is April 10-11
The LGBT Center will host the second annual Queer Studies Conference April 10 and 11. This year's conference theme is "Ethically and Queerly Sexual ~ Creative Explorations of Gender, Ethics, and Sexuality."

Apr 6, 2014
Saul Phillips named Men's Basketball Head Coach
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus has named former North Dakota State University head coach Saul Phillips as the Bobcats' next men's basketball head coach.

Ryan Lombardi will be guest on WATH-AM 970 Thursday
Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH-AM's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 10.

Apr 7, 2014
Ohio University to celebrate blooming of cherry blossom trees
The Ohio University Sakura cherry blossom trees are projected to start blooming on or around April 9. The Linguistics Society of Ohio University will host a gathering to welcome the start of blossom season at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Gordy Hall.

Lancaster Campus advisor receives University College Chapman/Clapp advising award
Ohio University Lancaster Student Support Advisor Phyllis Lanier was recently selected by the University College Dean and the University Academic Advising Council to receive a 2014 Chapman/Clapp Award for Excellence in Advising.

OHIO’s International Week kicks off April 14
Ohio University’s International Week will be held April 14-19 at venues throughout the Athens Campus as well as in the community. The theme of this year’s celebration is “The World in Athens, Athens in the World.”

Counselor Advisory Board to bring valuable insight for OHIO admissions
The Counselor Advisory Board (CAB) will be on campus Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8 to share their insights into the college admission process with Ohio University’s Undergraduate Admissions staff and other University personnel.

Senior Dance Concert to be held April 11-12
The Ohio University Dance Division presents its annual Senior Dance Concert at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, and at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre at Putnam Hall.

Beta Theta Pi raises $20,000 for Wounded Warrior Project
Ohio University's Beta Theta Pi Fraternity recently hosted its first philanthropy event since their return to campus in early 2012 and raised more than $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

Got Food? Students work to combat hunger in Southeastern Ohio
Dozens of students and local leaders who work to combat hunger on a daily basis came together for a social innovative forum at The Ridges on Friday, April 4.

Outstanding student leadership applauded at annual awards gala
In an annual celebration of Ohio University students and their outstanding demonstration of the University’s core values, more than 40 students and student organizations were honored at the 31st Annual Leadership Awards Gala.

Playful Learning Conference is April 10
The Patton College of Education will host "Playful Learning," an interactive conference for practicing and pre-service teachers on Thursday, April 10.

Athens International Film + Video Festival gearing up for its 41st year
The 2014 Athens International Film + Video Festival comes into full swing April 11-17 at the Athena Cinema in uptown Athens.

Athens Jazz Festival to Take Place April 11-13
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the 2014 Athens Jazz Festival. The Festival, which will take place on April 11-13, will feature OU jazz ensembles, as well as student ensembles from area high schools and visiting artist Carl Allen (drums).

Designing to Make a Difference
Mechanical engineering students at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology demonstrated their “Designing to Make a Difference” senior capstone projects to the public this weekend.

Computer science professor leads international task force to develop curriculum guidelines for bioinformatics
Led by Ohio University’s Professor of Computer Science Lonnie Welch, an international bioinformatics organization has released guidelines for bioinformatics curricula to ensure students graduate with the necessary skill sets for work in computational biology.

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events List
Check out what's happening in the College of Fine Arts for April 7-13, 2014.

Inaugural Museum Studies Certificate cohort hosts first art exhibitions
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art was the site of a historic moment for the new Museum Studies Certificate program in the School of Art + Design on Wednesday.

Local students tackle drunk-driving in Impact 2014
Ohio University’s Convocation Center was packed with more than 6,000 high school juniors and seniors from surrounding schools on Friday as part of Impact 2014, an event organized by Troopers for a Safer Ohio, a group that works with troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol to educate community members on various issues.

Take Back the Night becomes a voice for the unheard
Zerlina Maxwell, a political analyst and feminist, had the crowd at Take Back the Night laughing more than mourning late last week for an event designed to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence.

OHIO Bobcats and their mothers celebrate Moms Weekend (PHOTOS)
Ohio University Bobcats and their mothers reunited this past weekend for an annual tradition of family bonding and memory making. Moms Weekend was held April 4-6.

Apr 8, 2014
Lancaster Campus student overcomes domestic violence and achieves her dream
When Heather Shahan was attending high school, graduating from college was never something she thought she could do.  She was a teen mom, dropping out of high school and getting married. Shahan went on to have four children while enduring 13 years of physical abuse from her then-husband.

Physics Student Finds Way to Differentiate Nanoscale Defects in Graphene
Analyzing the motion of electrons, Ohio University researchers have developed a process to discriminate among different impurities in graphene–the strong, light and conductive material only one atom thick being studied for a variety of nanoscale applications.

Better Together Day is April 11
The Better Together Campaign will celebrate its fourth year at Ohio University with Better Together Day. The festivities will take place 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

OHIO honor fraternity hosting contest to raise funds for local schools
Ohio University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Pi will hold Duel for the Schools on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peden Stadium.

Art exhibit features Chillicothe Campus students' work
Events at OU-C connect with community, improve quality of life for region

Apr 9, 2014
Lancaster Campus Spring Fest 2014 begins April 12
The annual OUL Spring Fest will kick off this weekend.  This year’s event runs April 12 - 17.  The week is packed with fun events and theme days to encourage students to participate by dressing up.

OHIO employees encouraged to review vacation days
Administrative employees are being encouraged to review vacation time to prevent losing earned vacation.

Author Syl Cheney-Coker discusses state of African literature and art
The current state of African literature and art was the topic during acclaimed author Syl Cheney-Coker's talk on Monday evening. The event was part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the African Studies program and the Ohio University Press.

OHIO faculty participate in service learning workshops
More than 70 faculty members from colleges and academic units throughout the University participated in service learning workshops held April 3 and 4 on the Athens Campus.

Senior Week is April 14-18
Senior Week 2014 is April 14-18. The week contains many activities sponsored by various offices and organizations around campus.

Apr 10, 2014
Hearbleed: What you need to know about the Internet security bug
Although OIT has no direct evidence of this bug being exploited at Ohio University, you should take a few simple steps to protect your university account.

Branding OHIO through its website: Part 4
When someone visits ohio.edu for the first time, it is important for first impressions to be positive, real and lasting. Having a well-planned approach to how content is prioritized and purposed is how the ohio.edu redesign and content strategy groups have focused their efforts.

Sidewalk closures in effect during electrical work
Traveling by foot around parts of Ohio University’s Athens Campus may mean taking some detours for a short period of time while crews work to install a new electrical duct bank on the south side of campus. The new duct bank will provide improved electrical distribution to certain areas of campus.

University Terrace, South Green Drive reduced to one lane
Part of University Terrace and South Green Drive will be reduced to one lane for a short time to allow construction to take place.

Men of Black Excellence Awards are April 13
Sigma Psi, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, has teamed up with Ohio University Student Senate to present the Men of Black Excellence Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

OHIO Commencement plans announced
About 4,200 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3 in the Convocation Center.

Athletics hosts third annual Catspys Awards
The Ohio University Student-Athlete Advisory committee held the Third Annual Catspys Awards Monday evening inside Memorial Auditorium to celebrate another outstanding year of Bobcat Athletics.

2014 Football season tickets on sale
Season tickets for Ohio Football 2014 are now on sale and fans can secure their seats for as low as $5 per game.

OUAA celebrates in April: Senior Week, OUr Day
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) teams with various organizations and campus units to celebrate “Senior Week,” a week filled with activities and events aimed at honoring OHIO’s upcoming Athens and regional campus graduates. Senior Week kicks off Monday, April 14 with members of the Student Alumni Board driving golf carts on the Athens Campus to offer t-shirts and other OHIO clothing to undergraduate seniors.

OHIO enrollment applications increase for fourth consecutive year
First-time enrollment applications at Ohio University totaled 20,769 on Thursday, April 10, surpassing last year’s total number. The growth represents an 18.9 percent increase over 2012 and 55 percent increase over 2011. The figure is expected to grow even larger as students continue to apply.

IT Change Guide: Spring/summer changes that will affect you
OIT has a number of upgrades and new service offerings for spring and summer 2014 that will affect the way you teach, learn and perform your day to day work.

Provost announces FY2015 faculty, staff raise pools
The following information is provided as an explanation of the upcoming implementation of two separate funding pools for salary increases in fiscal year 2015. Increases for promotion and tenure and employee benefits costs also are addressed.

Exchange email maintenance: 1:00 am - 3:30 am, April 12, 2014
The university's Exchange email server will be down during this Saturday's regular maintenance window, April 12, 2014, from 1:00 am - 3:30 AM.

Ohio Third Frontier awards grant to develop Ohio University 3-D visualization suite for aircraft
Ohio University has received $50,000 from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to develop 3-D visualization software that will improve the development and design of new aircraft. The technology was created by current and former students in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology's computer science program and is being commercialized through the university's Technology Transfer Office.

Apr 11, 2014
Kosher-friendly foods available across campus during Passover
Ohio University Culinary Services, in partnership with Hillel House, will serve kosher-friendly food items within all dining courts and halls during Passover from the evening of April 14 to the evening of April 21.

Meet the March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Becky Fox.

Parking services offers students suggestions for moving out safely
Ohio University Parking Services is encouraging students who are moving from Athens next month to pack everything in boxes prior to loading things in their vehicles to help ease traffic congestion throughout the city.

Open forums scheduled to discuss OHIO's budget
Members of the University community will have two opportunities this month to participate in open forums about the university’s budget decision-making process:

Logan High School students visit OHIO
Fifty-five Logan High School students from Autum Barry and Alyssa Burns’ biomedical science class and advanced placement biology class learned about plant biology and biomedical research at Ohio University during a recent visit to the Athens Campus.

Apr 14, 2014
A Night in Athens ... in Pittsburgh is May 7
There is still time to register for Ohio University Alumni Association’s (OUAA) “A Night in Athens … in Pittsburgh!” event, a chance for alumni to enjoy each other's company at their home away from Athens.

Last week of Faculty/Staff Survey: Deadline extended to Friday, April 18
All eligible faculty and staff (.75 FTE or higher) are encouraged to complete the Chronicle of Higher Education faculty/staff survey before the extended deadline of Friday, April 18.

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery presents Impressive Impressions: Selections from Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection from May 1-July 13.

Email upgrade: larger quotas, better web access & easier calendaring
This summer, the university will upgrade its Exchange email system to the Microsoft cloud service that currently hosts Catmail.

Senior Dance Concert Showcases Creativity
Senior Dance Concert Showcases Movement Creativity

Race for a Reason: Support underserved poor in Athens County get healthcare
Race for a Reason: Support underserved poor in Athens County get healthcare

Pianist Orli Shaham Visits OU for Residency April 16-18
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce visiting guest artist pianist Orli Orli Shaham will be at Ohio University for a residency, which will take place from April 16-18.

Free Box cloud storage accounts now available
50 GB Box file storage/sharing accounts now are available to all current faculty, staff and students.

Olympian Lee Evans joins panel to discuss black athlete success
Genetics, the slave trade and African colonization were a few of the topics addressed during an April 11 roundtable discussion during the 10th annual Sports in Africa Conference.

The Athens International Film & Video Festival Keeps Diversity a Top Priority
Founded in 1974, the Athens International Film & Video Festival has not only embraced the diversity of cinema and its creators, but also the diversity of their audience by utilizing a variety of promotional strategies, most notably the classic use of dogs on their posters and programming.

Engineering honor society celebrates outstanding students
Students in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University were honored Sunday afternoon for leadership and outstanding academics for the 2013-14 academic year. Awardees were recognized at the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society’s annual student awards celebration, held at the Ohio University Inn.

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21
A list of the College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21.

What's the big idea? A look at new OHIO inventions
A spotlight on seven new technologies under development by Ohio University scientists and engineers.

After hunger strike, human rights activist visits OHIO
African Cultural Week culminated Sunday evening with the African Student Heroine Lecture, which was presented by Elsa Chyrum, a London-based human rights activist from Eritrea.

OHIO celebrates Earth Day 2014
The Ohio University Office of Sustainability will host the inaugural sustainability recognition awards program on April 22 (Earth Day) in Walter Hall Rotunda from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and is being done in conjunction with ReUse Industries.

Apr 15, 2014
2014 benefits open enrollment notice to employees
The annual benefits open enrollment period has started and will be conducted online. All employees are asked to participate in the open enrollment process.

Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social April 25
Ohio University is hosting an ice cream social on Friday, April 25 beginning at 2 p.m. in Wolfe Garden, located between Alden Library and Cutler Hall on the College Green.

WOUB staff mourn death of longtime WOUB engineer Dave Moore
WOUB staff are mourning the death of 33-year employee Dave Moore. The WOUB broadcast engineer died Tuesday morning just weeks before his retirement.

Apr 16, 2014
Upcoming event features OU-C alumnus
Comedienne Natasha Neal to take stage, Aaron Chaney's college career mirrors OU-C's mission and other stories from the Chillicothe Campus

Lancaster Campus music students prepare for guitar orchestra concert [VIDEO]
The first guitar orchestra at Ohio University Lancaster is about to hold its first concert.  What is a guitar orchestra, you ask? A guitar orchestra is a musical group made up different kinds of guitars. The Ohio University Lancaster guitar orchestra stems from Music Instructor Paul Young’s Music 1651 class, Classic Folk Guitar for Non-Majors.

Process of converting buildings from heating to cooling underway
During the last few weeks, the Facilities Management staff has been preparing for and in the process of converting building HVAC systems from a primary function of heating to cooling mode.

Word on the Street: Student Leadership
n this edition of "Word on the Street," Bianca Hillier asks students about the types of leadership experience they have gained through their education at Ohio University.<br />

Faculty Senate elects officers
Faculty Senate unanimously elected three officers on Monday, April 14, including Beth Quitslund as chair, David Thomas as vice chair and Katie Hartman as secretary. Each will serve three-year terms in their newly-elected positions, starting May 1.

OHIO STEM Day brings prospective students to campus Thursday
The OHIO STEM Day program welcomes high school sophomores and juniors to campus Thursday, April 17. Hosted by Undergraduate Admissions, this special visit day is designed for students specifically interested in studying science, technology, engineering, math, or medicine.

Vote in OHIO's student senate elections on April 17
Ohio University Athens Campus students can vote for their next senate representatives on Thursday, April 17. Voting for both Student Senate and Graduate Student Senate will take place online from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

OUE-OVAC relationship much more than championships and all-star games
Ohio University Eastern partners with Ohio Valley Athletic Conference to award scholarships to scholar athletes.

Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day takes place April 21
The second Scripps Innovation Challenge at Ohio University will conclude Monday, April 21, with Pitch Day, when seven teams of finalists will present their innovative solutions to challenges posed by the media industry.

Apr 17, 2014
Student Expo 2014 winners announced (PHOTOS)
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 10, 2014 at the Convocation Center. The winners of each judging category are now available online.

Men of Black Excellence Awards ceremony honors African-American men on campus
Several of the most accomplished African-American students, faculty and staff were recognized during the inaugural Men of Black Excellence (MOBE) Awards ceremony on Sunday evening in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Email scams on rise: What you can do
University employees should be on the lookout for fraudulent emails that ask them to provide their OHIO ID and password, log into a secure site, or confirm their personal or account information.

OHIO students, community members spend day beautifying Athens
More than 1,000 Ohio University students partnered with members of the local community this past weekend to spruce up the city of Athens and surrounding communities during Athens Beautification Day.

Bobcat Caravans 2014
Bobcat Caravans 2014

VoIP telephone upgrade: pilot and site surveys under way
OIT staff are meeting with university departments to discuss telephone inventories, visiting all university office spaces to confirm  locations for 911 purposes, and building out the pilot group.

Students celebrate International Week with Global Scoop
Students gathered in the Baker Bobcat Lounge Tuesday afternoon to try a variety of ice cream flavors from all around the world.

OHIO passwords to require secret questions
In the coming months, an increasing number of OHIO online services will require you to have secret challenge questions set for your OHIO password.

Student helps Jeff Lab accelerate toward 12 gigaelectronvolts
Physics & Astronomy graduate student Mongi Dlamini was helping April 1 when “the crown jewel of the Department of Energy’s Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility sparkled its way into a new era,” as Science Daily described it.

Kendhammer: Nigerian Muslims remain committed to engagement with West
Monday morning, a bomb exploded at a busy transit station in Nigeria’s capital Abuja, killing a reported 71 and wounding 124. While no one has yet taken official credit for the attack, all signs point to Boko Haram, a militant Islamist group based in the northeast of the country that has been responsible for nearly 4,000 deaths since early 2011 alone.

Todd Young named editor of mathematics research journal
Dr. Todd Young, Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University, has been named Co-Editor-in-Chief of the research journal Dynamical Systems: An International Journal.

Food for Thought: Britain’s transition from bread, cheese, bacon & beer, April 22
The Food for Thought speaker series presents Dr. Christopher Otter on “Devouring the Earth: Britain’s Nutrition Transition as Biological and Planetary Phenomenon” on April 22 at 5 p.m. in Alden’s Friends of the Library Room.

How much appetite does soil have for climate change?
Above the soil, trees and crops are dining on carbon dioxide—even grabbing more than scientists originally expected from the atmosphere. They might suck some of that carbon into their roots, or lay it down upon the soil as they wither with winter.

Climates past: From greenhouse to hothouse
The Earth’s climate has gone from Greenhouse to Hothouse more than dozen times this eon. Each time, researchers say, magma brought the heat.

Video Recap Released of reddit Event
Over 350 enthusiastic students and community members packed the Walter Hall Rotunda on February 24 to hear from reddit.com founder Alexis Ohanian and Alan Schaaf, Ohio University alumnus and founder of Imgur. If you weren’t one of them, you now can view the video recap here. Ohanian visited Ohio University as a part of a 200-stop, 77-college tour promoting his book, “Without Their Permission.” Along the way Ohanian shared a network of young entrepreneurs who are already making a difference online. Ohanian encouraged students to follow up on one’s ideas.

Seelio, an online portfolio technology, to become part of Scripps’ student resources
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University has signed an agreement to partner with Seelio, an online portfolio network, to provide professors and students in the College with the ability to create online portfolios that display their work to potential employers and the public at large.

Increased time on Facebook may lead to negative body image, new study finds
Co-authored by Yusuf Kalyango, the study surveyed 881 college women in the Midwest on their Facebook use, body image and eating and exercise habits. The study is the first to associate time spent on Facebook with poor body image

OHIO holds budget forums to gather input
Two budget forums were held this week in an effort to seek input from students, faculty and staff about Ohio University's Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget.

Apr 18, 2014
New Diversity Advisory Council created to address University and community issues
New Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke recently announced the creation of the University's inaugural Diversity Advisory Council.

University named Green College by Princeton Review
Ohio University is one of 14 Ohio universities rated as environmentally responsible "green colleges" by the Princeton Review.

University streamlining of Workers' Compensation/Extended Sick Leave return to work process
As of Monday April 21, Ohio University employees released to return to work by their Physician of Record from an occupational injury/illness or returning from extended sick leave will no longer be required to be seen by a second physician at University Medical Associates.

Apr 21, 2014
Email upgrade: Improved web access
Exchange users can look forward to increased browser support, better calendaring, and an updated look for the web version of Outlook this summer.

Lancaster Campus assistant professor headed to Belgium on research trip
Ohio University Lancaster Assistant Professor of History Ping-Yuan Wang is headed to Belgium this summer to continue research funded by an Ohio University Research Committee grant.  She will travel to the Plantin-Moretus Museum Library and the Ruusbroec Institute in Antwerp, as well as the Royal Library in Brussels.

How the new ohio.edu benefits you [INFOGRAPHIC]
The new ohio.edu design won't launch until fall of 2014, but this infographic shares how the site has been changed to better serve you.

OHIO librarians: The heart of University Libraries
As Ohio University celebrates the bicentennial of its Libraries, it’s important to reflect on the generations of librarians who have played a pivotal role in the inspired teaching, learning and research of OHIO students, faculty and staff.

Summer instructors: Upload 1st session Blackboard materials before May 7
Blackboard will be down May 7 - 11. To have materials available on the first day of summer, please complete your summer course prep before May 7.

OHIO’s international customs, cultures, cuisine celebrated at Street Fair (PHOTOS)
Ohio University wrapped up its annual International Week on Saturday, April 19, with the week’s most popular event – the International Street Fair.

Sweet Science: Unearthing chocolate’s ancient history
How sweet it is: The Spring 2014 issue of Ohio Today dishes up two stories about alumni working in the chocolate industry. One of them, W. Jeffrey Hurst, a 1969 alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences, has built a career analyzing the chemical properties of cocoa —in both its ancient (dating back to 1100 BC) and modern forms.

Pennington named dean of Southern Campus
Ohio University's Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Executive Dean Bill Willan are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Nicole Pennington as dean of the Ohio University Southern Campus.

OHIO sophomores receive nationally competitive scholarships
Two sophomore STEM majors in the Honors Tutorial College at Ohio University were recently awarded nationally competitive scholarships.

OHIO women leaders selected for prestigious Higher Education Resource Services Institute
Three OHIO women leaders have been nominated and selected to attend the prestigious Higher Education Resource Services leadership institutes in Bryn Mawr, Penn. and Denver Colo.

Implementation of ALTOUR travel arrangement begins
The University has started the transition to ALTOUR, a new travel provider, with full implementation occurring on May 1.

Rehabilitation of Class Gateway, College Green planned this summer
Rehabilitation of Class Gateway, College Green planned this summer

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events April 21-28
College of Fine Arts Weekly Events list for April 21-28.

Apr 22, 2014
Email upgrade: Hands on demo
Join OIT staff on Friday, April 25, 2014 in Baker Center 230 any time between 10 am and 4 pm for a hands on demo of the new faculty/staff/graduate student email system.

Athenians establish fund to benefit the Athena Cinema
After living in Athens for more than three decades, two Athenians have demonstrated they are eager to give back to what they think is a community treasure.

Prehistoric jaws: Mapes’ fossils put new bite in shark evolution
The skull of a newly discovered 325-million-year-old shark-like species suggests that early cartilaginous and bony fishes have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates—including humans—than do modern sharks, as was previously thought.

Physics student gets 3-year NSF graduate fellowship
Austin Way ’14, an Honors Tutorial College student majoring in Engineering Physics, received a prestigious graduate research fellowship from the National Science Foundation

Algorithm for social media analytics earns Scripps Innovation Challenge top prize
The second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge concluded April 21 when Team E.G. 501 took home the $10,000 first prize for its pitch to monetize the Columbus Dispatch’s 190,000 Twitter followers through identifying communities on social media and customizing tweets to better serve existing followers.

Students discover the world in Athens as part of International Week
Students discover the world in Athens as part of International Week

Patton College Center for PDS Partnerships and Athens City Schools win national award for exemplary Professional Development School achievement
This March, at the National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) national conference in Las Vegas, NAPDS presented The Patton College of Education and Athens City Schools with the Award for Exemplary Professional Development School Achievement.

Olympic champion speaks to Patton College students
Patton College professors David Carr and Sheri Huckleberry worked with the college's Diversity Committee and invited Olympian Lee Evans to speak with their students.

Chillicothe Campus names distinguished alumni
Former students will be recognized for their contributions during upcoming graduation event

Apr 23, 2014
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Graduation Spotlight: Daryl Presson
22-year-old Daryl Presson has known since she was a little girl that she was destined to make history.  The Circleville native, who graduated third in her class at Logan Elm High School, will walk across the stage at Ohio University Lancaster next week to receive her Bachelor’s Degree in History.

Race for a Reason fundraiser kicks off Friday with pre-race concert
Students, faculty and the local Athens community will once again join together and welcome the OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason event on Saturday, April 26. This year will feature a new pre-race concert on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m.

Zanesville Campus to hold first-ever Student Art Appreciation Event
The Zanesville Campus will hold its first-ever Student Art Appreciation Event from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 28, in the campus' library. It will be followed by the Choral Union’s Spring Mini Concert at 7:30 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.

OUPD wins Silver Telly Award for armed intruder video
This year, the Ohio University Police Department was awarded the Silver Telly Award for its 2013 armed intruder video." ALiCE is a set of proactive strategies that increase chances of survival during an armed intruder event.

Three OHIO students awarded Critical Language Scholarships
Samuel Bockoven and Nicholas Brumfield were awarded a Critical Language Scholarship for Arabic while Olivia Brand received a Critical Language Scholarship for Indonesian.

Celebrate graduation with The Women’s Center
The Ohio University Women's Center has planned a couple of celebrations on Friday, April 25, for the graduating seniors.

Setty, Wilkins named Basketball Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention
Ohio University men’s basketball student-athletes Treg Setty and Travis Wilkins have been named to the Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention team.<br />

O'Bleness Hospital's Race for a Reason: Folds of Honor
Bobcat Battalion races to support wounded veterans and their families

Apr 24, 2014
Ohio University Women’s Club celebrates 75th anniversary in Cleveland
The Ohio University Women’s Club (OUWC) of Greater Cleveland enjoyed an event at the historic Silver Grille in Cleveland’s Higbee Building that celebrated 75 years of success and prosperity by awarding scholarships, reminiscing and planning for years to come.

President to make Promise Lives Campaign announcement
President Roderick J. McDavis will make a special announcement regarding The Promise Lives Campaign for Ohio University on Tuesday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Baker University Center's 1804 Lounge.

Blackboard upgrade: New look for summer 2014
If you will be teaching a summer class, we recommend that you log into the Blackboard preview server before the term starts to explore the new features.

Weather affects OHIO cherry tree blossoms
The row of cherry trees that lines the Hocking River and decorates Ohio University’s Athens Campus each spring with beautiful blossoms was less vibrant this spring thanks in part to the severe winter weather the area experienced.

Mozilla Chief of People talks to PMBA students about developing leaders through HR
Mozilla Chief of People talks to PMBA students about developing leaders through HR

First-year Council establishes summer communication plan for incoming students
A recommendation by Ohio’s University’s First-Year Council to create more streamlined post-orientation communication with new Bobcats is being implemented this summer.

Video, photos capture progress on Phase I of housing plan
The landscape on the southern end of Ohio University’s Athens Campus has changed significantly over the course of the 2013-14 academic year as construction continues on Phase I of OHIO’s Housing Development Plan.

Collaborative programs bolster interprofessional healthcare education
In February, 25 faculty leaders from the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Medicine attended a two-day conference on TeamSTEPPS in order to investigate ways in which the two colleges could work together to foster the inter-professional education of their respective students.

Food For Thought Project allows students to make strides for change
Students in Assistant Professor of Political Science Tehama Lopez Bunyasi's Politics of Race course this semester received a hands-on look at how politics can lead to change while working on the project "OU Food for Thought.

Qualtrics tips: Making your survey easy to complete
Follow these tips to improve your Qualtrics survey response rates.

OHIO celebrates sustainability on Earth Day
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability recognized members of the University community with a special, inaugural Earth Day awards ceremony in Walter Hall Rotunda Tuesday evening.

Bike Rodeo Pedals Into Athens May 10
Children throughout Athens County are invited to learn about bicycle safety during the 13th annual Athens Bike Rodeo, hosted by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The free event will be held Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. until noon at the Athens Community Center, rain or shine.

Branding OHIO through the CUE
In addition to showcasing the beauty of campus and reinforcing the brand, another big part of the ohio.edu redesign is sharing information about Ohio University events.

Aaron Carter concert on South Green is today
The event titled, "#TBTwithUPC," will take place at 4 p.m. at South Beach on the Athens Campus. The event will feature a concert from pop artist Aaron Carter and guest performances by local DJ's.

Word on the Street - Volunteering [VIDEO]
In this edition of Word on the Street, student reporter Bianca Hillier asks students if they volunteer, how they do it and why volunteering is important.

Apr 25, 2014
Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social postponed until April 28
Due to inclement weather, the Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social scheduled for this afternoon will now be held Monday, April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Wolfe Garden.

President McDavis announces recommendation on tuition, fees
President McDavis has accepted the Budget Planning Council’s recommendation for 1.5 percent increase in tuition and fees and will present it to the Board of Trustees at its June 26 meeting on the Eastern Campus.

Longenecker recognized for work in rural healthcare training programs
Randall Longenecker, M.D., FAAFP, assistant dean for rural and underserved programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, has received a national award for his role in helping prepare medical students and residents for practice in rural areas. The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) presented its 2014 Outstanding Educator Award to Dr. Longenecker on Thursday, April 24, during NRHA’s 37th Rural Health Conference in Las Vegas. <br />

Apr 28, 2014
Bobcat Student Orientation is in June 2014
Bobcat Student Orientation sessions begin June 4 and end June 26 for incoming first-year and transfer students.

What you need to know as OHIO counts down to Commencement
Ohio University’s Commencement ceremonies will bring thousands of proud Bobcat parents and guests to the Athens Campus this week. Here are some key points of information to make the Commencement experience as smooth as possible.

Lancaster Campus computer programming class conducts flowchart races [SLIDESHOW]
Students in Associate Professor of Computer Science Technology Christine Wolfe’s Programming in C class got a special treat recently.  Wolfe allowed them to spend their class time outdoors.

Take a look at ohio.edu through the years [IMAGES]
In the past 10 years, OHIO's Internet presence has changed quite a bit.

UCM celebrates graduates with wristbands, banners
Ohio University’s annual Undergraduate Commencement exercises generate excitement across campus and this year, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is contributing to that excitement with special items designed to celebrate graduates’ accomplishments.

New procurement cards distributed
All existing PCards and controlled value cards, regardless of expiration date embossed on the cards, will expire on June 30. The University’s new procurement card contract with JP Morgan Chase (JPMC) begins on July 1 and cards will be reissued to existing cardholders beginning the week of May 19.

Security vulnerability in Internet Explorer: What to do
OIT recommends that you only use Internet Explorer for trusted sites that require IE for compatibility.

Blackboard down for upgrade May 7 - 11
Blackboard will be down from 1:00 pm on May 7 through 11:59 pm on May 11 for the Service Pack 13 upgrade. Summer instructors should upload first day materials before May 7.

Police Lt. Richard Russell to retire after 25 years
The Ohio University Police Department is saying goodbye to its long-time Lt. Richard Russell after 25 years of service. The department will host a retirement party for him on Wednesday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Four OHIO students receive assistantships through Fulbright program
Four Ohio University students were awarded English Teaching Assistantships (ETA) through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program.

Two OHIO graduate students receive Fulbright awards
Two graduate students of Ohio University were recipients of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards and will be working on research projects overseas.

Funny faces: Making Ohio University laugh
Funny faces: Making Ohio University laugh

OUPD to remove abandoned bikes in June
The Ohio University Police Department will remove all abandoned bikes on the Athens campus in June.

Summer hour guidelines released
To further support the work/life balance for Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

OHIO, city of Athens collaborate during move-out
Students can drop off furniture and other household items to drop-off locations across the Athens Campus and city of Athens beginning the start of finals week on April 28.

OHIO wins RecycleMania competition
Ohio University has won the RecycleMania competition against colleges in the Mid-American Conference, and claimed 21st place in the overall national competition, which pitted 431 colleges and universities against each other.

Provost hosts reception in David Descutner's honor
OHIO Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit is hosting a drop-in reception in David Descutner’s honor on Thursday, May 1 from 8 to 10 a.m. in the Honors Collegium of Baker Center.

Third annual Appalachian State of the Region Conference begins May 20
Members of the community will have a unique opportunity to learn about the manufacturing sector in Southeastern Ohio during the third annual Appalachian State of the Region Conference hosted by the Voinovich School on May 20 on Ohio University’s Athens Campus.

Russ College honors alumni, faculty and staff at annual awards celebration
Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology recognized distinguished alumni and outstanding faculty and staff Friday at its annual spring awards celebration.

Apr 29, 2014
Flowers for Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation grown each year in campus greenhouse
When graduates process into the gym at Ohio University Lancaster for Honors Convocation, many of them take note of the beautiful flowers that edge the stage.  What many of the students don’t know is that those flowers are grown from seed in the greenhouse on the Lancaster Campus located behind Brasee Hall by Building Maintenance Superintendent Mark Bateson.

History student uses unique World War II collection to examine accounts of souvenir hunting, looting
Graduate student Seth Givens explores the Ohio University Libraries' Cornelius Ryan Collection

Student speakers named for Chillicothe Campus graduation event
Campus prepares to wish its latest graduates a fond farewell

Ohio University’s Promise Lives Campaign surpasses goal, continues to fill needs
Thanks to the generosity of nearly 75,000 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign has surpassed its $450 million goal ahead of schedule. The Campaign, which will continue though June 30, 2015, seeks to secure an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.

Two OHIO faculty/staff members top The Promise Lives Campaign over the $450 million goal
Athens residents and Ohio University faculty/staff members Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor John Kopchick and his wife Char, assistant dean of students for campus involvement, have committed $2 million in support of academic programs as part of Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – pushing the Campaign over its $450 million goal.

Transportation and parking changes on the horizon
Soon all meters on the Athens Campus can be paid using an app on a smart phone, as Ohio University has entered into a contract with ParkMobile, a global provider for mobile payments and parking guidance.

Freshman takes 10th at MAC Women's Golf Championships
The OHIO women's golf team finished seventh at the Mid-American Conference Championships on April 27 with a 54-hole total of 955 (+91). Freshman Hailey Hrynewich finished with a 230 (+14) total score and 10th place finish.

Bobcat Depot to emerge in Baker this fall
Students returning to the Athens Campus in the fall will see two major changes in Baker University Center when Bobcat Essentials and Tech Depot merge into one location with a new name – Bobcat Depot.