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Apr 3, 2017
Scripps College Celebration honors Distinguished Professor Judith Lee, faculty and University scholars
Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth invited the college community to honor faculty and University scholars at the annual Communication Week College Celebration on Monday, March 27.

Over $11K awarded at Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day at OHIO
On Monday, March 27, four teams gave their pitch to three judges for the fifth annual Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day finale. Team Players, consisting of three students in the College of Fine Arts, won the first-place prize of $7,000 after pitching their idea, “Pledge Drive.”

Ohio University celebrates official opening of new United Meditation Room
Ohio University celebrated the inauguration of its new United Meditation Room, located on the fifth floor of Alden Library, with a special ceremony on Thursday, March 2.

African Studies Spring Lecture on ‘Group Prenatal Care in Malawi and Tanzania’ set for April 7
Ohio University’s African Studies program will present its Spring Lecture “Group Prenatal Care in Malawi and Tanzania,” featuring Dr. Crystal L. Patil, on Friday, April 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Walter Hall 135.

International Week to be held April 9-16, International Street Fair on April 15
Ohio University’s International Week will be held April 9-16 and will feature a wide range of cultural events, dynamic speakers and the always-popular International Street Fair.

Contribute to Ohio University's #YouAreWelcomeHere video
Members of the Ohio University community are asked to contribute to the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign.

Obama’s chief official White House photographer returns to OHIO for Communication Week
Hundreds of people packed the Baker Center Theatre on March 28 to hear Pete Souza, former chief official White House photographer, speak for Communication Week.

Take the Compass Satisfaction Survey through Friday, April 21
Please participate in University Communications and Marketing’s 2017 Compass Satisfaction Survey through Friday, April 21. Participants in the survey are eligible to win $25 of Bobcat Cash.

Southern Ohio Copperheads preparing to kick off 16th season
The 2017 season’s festivities kick off on June 8 when fans can join Copperheads players and their mascot, Homer, for a special opening season event. Opening Day is June 9.

The Interlink Alliance to hold fourth faculty development conference at Morgan State University
Numerous African-American scholars, including guest speakers from Ohio University and Morgan State University, will be attending "Teaching, Learning and Leading: Advancing Pedagogical Solutions for Globalization in Higher Education” during the fourth faculty development conference April 21 and 22 at Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, Md.

OUC student working to combat misinformation about Planned Parenthood through activism event
OUC's Sarah Peters chose to focus her activism project, titled “The Other 97%” into an informative event focused on challenging falsehoods about Planned Parenthood.

OUC Theater Program brings “Ghosts” to life in spring production
OUC's theater program will present "Ghosts" beginning April 6 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Hall Auditorium.

Membership of Ridges Advisory Committee announced
Ohio University has released the membership roster of the Ridges Advisory Committee. The committee's composition is prescribed in Ohio House Bill 59.

Apr 4, 2017
Correspondent for The Washington Post named Ohio University’s 2017 Undergraduate Commencement speaker
Ohio University has announced that national correspondent for The Washington Post Wesley Lowery will serve as its 2017 Undergraduate Commencement speaker. Lowery will speak at the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

Against the odds, Boyd scholar turns globe trotter
Traveling to six countries in two years has opened doors and minds for Ohio University student and Margaret Boyd Scholar Hannah Britton.

Leadership coach Rachel Simmons empowers promising OHIO women
Bestselling book author brings humor and heart to lecture series about recognizing and utilizing your talents and skills.

A sneak preview of renovations to Jefferson Hall residences (PHOTOS)
Photos capture the progress of a $39 million renovation to residential areas of Jefferson Hall, which will reopen to students this August.

Career courses offered by the CLDC kick-start students’ futures
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center is offering a variety of career courses during the fall 2017 semester.

Meet Debra Crabtree, the February Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Debra Crabtree, an administrative services specialist in Alumni Relations. She likes true crime books, vacationing in South Carolina and KISS concerts. Find out more here.

Kennedy Lecture ¦ What Type of Energy Must Be Harnessed for Future of Humanity? April 14
The Kennedy Lecture Series and the Department of Physics & Astronomy present a special talk by Federico Rosei, Director, Professor and UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies, INRS-Ènergie, Univ. du Quebec, Montreal, Canada, on "What type of energy must be harnessed for the future of humanity?" on Friday, April 14, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245.

Bobcat Battalion to conduct annual training this weekend
The Bobcat Battalion will conduct its annual spring leadership development exercise April 7-9.

School of Music recognized with Ohio Senate resolution
The Ohio University School of Music was honored to accept state-level recognition in the form of Senate Resolution 47, initiated by Senators Frank Hoagland and Troy Balderson, at the statehouse in Columbus.

University to review six proposals for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding
The program can award up to $4.4 million to new initiatives.

Apr 5, 2017
Students’ band wins contest to perform at music festival
With a little help from the Bobcat family and the Athens community, a local band composed of four Ohio University students won the 2017 Firefly Music Festival’s Big Break Global Competition and will be performing at the four-day festival this summer.

Group of OHIO students travel to Austin for SXSW 
After spring break, a group of students traveled to Austin, Texas, for South by Southwest (SXSW), March 10-19, for a week full of panels on music, film and interactive industries as well as live music performances and film premieres. 

Student speakers will address fellow graduates at Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies April 29
Two students chosen through a competition hosted by the Division of Student Affairs will address their fellow graduates during Ohio University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies Saturday, April 29. Seniors Sarah Boston and Nicole Morino will reflect on their OHIO experiences during the morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies, respectively.

Alumni and friends set to shoot hoops at new On The Green basketball competition
Alumni and friends are invited to partake in the new On The Green Weekend basketball tournament, 3:3 Basketball On The Bricks.

Project Hindsight: Vania tours Uptown Athens
There's more to Ohio University than the beautiful campus! In her newest vlog, Vania takes us on a tour of Uptown Athens at night and shares her favorite places to get a burrito, grab a coffee and see a movie.

AAUW Athens branch hosts dynamic math and science program for girls, May 13
Although women hold close to half of all jobs in the U.S. economy, they hold less than 25 percent of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs. The Athens Branch is one of 23 AAUW National Tech Savvy sites working to improve those numbers. The Athens branch hosts an AAUW National Tech Savvy program, a daylong event designed to show girls firsthand how STEM fields can lead to exciting careers, on Saturday, May 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Baker Center at Ohio University.

Inclusive Study Abroad: Better Budgeting and Partnerships
<br />The Ohio University Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention recognized that there was an need for a study abroad program that addressed the barriers for students of color, low income, first generation college students, emancipated foster care students and Appalachian students. Read more about it here.

WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast explores convergence of race, media and politics
WOUB’s Spectrum Podcast, hosted by Tom Hodson, embarks on a three-part weekly series examining issues surrounding race, media and politics and the interrelationships between the three topics. The new three-part weekly series will focus on race, media and politics and how they intertwine. Spectrum will talk with an academic, a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter, and a documentarian/reporter/editor about portrayals of African Americans by the media and the changing political landscape for blacks under the Trump Administration.

Freshmen Excellence recipient grateful for opportunities at Southern Campus
Travis Otworth, a first-year electronic media major at Ohio University Southern, is a recipient of the Freshman Excellence scholarship.

Ohio University Southern hosts Women of Appalachia Project ‘Women Speak’ event
Fourteen female writers shared their essays and poetry as part of “Women Speak,” an event of the Women of Appalachia Project Friday in the Mains Rotunda of Ohio University Southern.

Apr 6, 2017
Volunteers needed for Spring Commencement
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking volunteers from the Ohio University community to assist with the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremonies.

Benefits open enrollment information for eligible faculty and staff
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is scheduled to begin the afternoon of Monday, April 10, 2017. The enrollment period is scheduled to close on Friday, May 5, 2017.

University to host several events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month there will be several events to engage the community in building a stronger culture of consent and respect in which power-based and sexual violence are not tolerated.

International breakfast on April 10 to celebrate placing of the flags on the College Green
Ohio University's International Student Union will be hosting a breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, on College Green.

iCUE Spotlight: April 6-12, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Navy Band, finding jobs for teachers and tastes from around the globe for International Week.

University administrators celebrated at 2017 Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Service ceremony
Ohio University administrators were recognized for their contributions and service to the University March 30 during the 2017 Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Service ceremony, hosted by Administrative Senate, in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

OHIO professor’s name will adorn hill near his former home
Ray Postolovski learned a lot from Dr. Hubertus “Hugh” Bloemer about cartography during his time at Ohio University. Now an employee of the U.S. Geological Survey, Postolovski could think of no better tribute than to make sure Bloemer’s name, and former home, were officially on the map.

Apr 7, 2017
April marks first celebration of Osteopathic Medicine Recognition Month in Ohio
An Ohio law passed in 2016 officially designates April as a month to recognize the contributions osteopathic medicine has made to the health of the state's citizens. As Ohio's only osteopathic medical school, the Heritage College is spreading the good news.

OHIO welcomes the Accessibility Liaisons as a vehicle of change
The Accessibility Liaison program was created in 2016 with the intent to increase awareness and conversation around living with a disability at Ohio University. The group consists of OHIO students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, who understand disability impact.

Ohio University Press announces 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize winner
Idris Anderson of San Carlos, California, has been named the winner of the 2018 Hollis Summers Poetry Prize for her manuscript "Doubtful Sound."

The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be: Protecting Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change
This Tuesday, April 11, teach-in will explore the impacts of a changing climate to familiar species like monarch butterflies and polar bears, as well as to pollinators and some of our lesser-known imperiled wildlife.

Apr 9, 2017
New Global Leadership Center director to address conflict in South Sudan
Matthew LeRiche, the new director of Ohio University's Global Leadership Center, will present “Not Just Another War in Africa: Explaining the Conflict in South Sudan” from noon until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Baker University Center 231.

Apr 10, 2017
Gala honors excellence in student leadership, among student organizations (PHOTOS)
In an annual celebration of Ohio University’s best student leaders and exemplary organizations, more than 40 students and groups were honored with awards and scholarships at this year’s Leadership Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 5.

Alden Library infographics to help students avoid plagiarism and understand information literacy
Along the wall between the second-floor doors and Café BiblioTech in Alden Library hang infographics depicting six interconnected core concepts which represent information literacy and can help in avoiding plagiarism and improving critical thinking skills.

Financial System Enhancements: COA structure and segments highlighted
Financial System Enhancements: COA structure and segments highlighted

Affordability and Efficiency Purchasing Work Group established
As communicated last fall, the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency has directed that Ohio University comply with various mandates and directives to maintain high quality education while decreasing institutional costs. There are several initiatives underway on campus that support these mandates.

Meet March Classified Employee of the Month Linda Sinift
Meet the March Classified Employee of the Month Linda Sinift. She likes the beach, snow skiing, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Dodge Challengers.

Innovation Center announces Virtual Client Membership for startup companies
Ohio University’s business incubator offers new service.

Dance Division presents 2017 Spring Senior Dance Concert
The Dance Division, in the School of Dance, Film, and Theatre, presents the annual Spring Senior Dance Concert, April 12–13, in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, Putnam Hall.

Four faculty honored at 2017 University Professor award ceremony
On Thursday, April 6, four faculty members were presented with the University Professor award during the 46th annual awards ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding teaching at the University.

Learn more about Spring Commencement 2017
Ohio University is preparing for the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies that will take place at the end of the semester.

Apr 11, 2017
OHIO announces dates for 2017-18 Family Weekends
Ohio University will host four Family Weekends, designed to give Bobcats a chance to share their OHIO experience with their loved ones, during the 2017-18 academic year.

University requesting feedback on Utility Master Plan draft
Senior Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operational Support Joe Lalley has confirmed six speaking engagements during Earth Week to vet the contents of the University’s Utility Master Plan draft (UMP). That document contains recommendations for moving Ohio University’s infrastructure forward in a way that contributes to the institution’s goals and values.

OUC nursing program receives new Apollo simulator
OUC's nursing program received a state-of-the-art Apollo simulator which simulates real-life scenarios for nursing students.

Apr 12, 2017
Southern Ohio Copperheads baseball tickets on sale
Copperheads’ home games at Ohio University’s Bob Wren Stadium provide a family friendly atmosphere and the best summer entertainment in Athens. Fans can purchase a general admission season ticket to all 21 home games for $80.

OHIO seeks student feedback on Changing Campus Culture survey
Students are encouraged to take a short, 14-question survey to help Ohio University and its Ohio Department of Higher Education counterparts better understand the issue of campus sexual violence.

OUPD to remove abandoned bikes in June
The Ohio University Police Department will remove all abandoned bikes on the Athens Campus in June after tagging them for removal in May.

At 2017 Grover Lecture, health department head talks problems, potential for Ohio
Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes presented the 2017 Grover Lecture Series on Thursday, April 6, in Grover Center room E234. Dean Randy Leite introduced Interim Director Himes, whose presentation was titled "The Business of Public Health and Social Justice."

Deadline to apply for course design studio is April 18
Participants will receive guided instruction as they work to design or redesign an online or blended course. The workshop is May 1–5 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Jeremy Webster appointed dean of Zanesville Campus
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education Bill Willan announce the appointment of Jeremy Webster, Ph.D., to dean of Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus after a comprehensive search.

Apr 13, 2017
Time capsule snapshots first year in OHIO’s newest residence halls
On April 7, the Ohio University community commemorated OHIO’s newest residence halls with a time capsule that snapshots Bobcat life in 2017.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’
The Theatre Department of Ohio University Eastern will present Christopher Durang’s comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” April 19, 20, 21 and 22 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival: New plays by MFA playwrights through April 22
The Ohio University Theater Division presents the Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival, celebrating new plays by third year M.F.A. playwrights running in repertory, April 12–April 22, 2017, in the Forum and Baker theaters.

Christina Wright selected as first Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence
College of Business visiting professor of sports administration Christina K. Wright has been named the first Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence effective Fall Semester 2017.

iCUE Spotlight: April 13-20, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, days of plays, preparing for finals, learning about open education, and showing some love to the trees and planet.

International Week flag raising event highlights OHIO's global story (VIDEO)
A video produced by Ohio University Communications and Marketing documents this year's international flag raising event, an annual International Week tradition celebrating the cultural diversity OHIO's international community brings to the Bobcat family and the greater community.

Innovative cheer team joins Ohio University
Ohio University Sparkles is one of OHIO’s newest student organizations. This inclusive spirit squad connects students with and without disabilities.

OHIO Accessibility Liaisons: Meet John Mollica
The Accessibility Liaison program was created in September of 2016 with the intent to increase awareness and conversation around living with a disability at Ohio University. John Mollica, an OHIO fourth year student studying industrial and system engineering, was invited to be a part of the first cohort of Liaisons.

Viewing Libraries: Authors@Alden welcomes home OHIO alumnus Thomas E. Schiff
Discussing history, architecture, inspiration and the importance of libraries, OHIO alumnus and renowned photographer Thomas E. Schiff sat down to talk with Miriam Intrator, special collections librarian in Alden Library, as a part of the Authors@Alden series on March 30.

Finals by Alden events offer stress relief
Each semester, Alden Library offers a series of activities to make the sprint to the end of the semester a little easier. Here's the list.

Registration for Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's "Grease" auditions began Monday, April 10th
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Ohio University Lancaster guitar club to perform free concert April 19th
Ohio University Lancaster’s Guitar Club (STRUM) will present a free concert on Wednesday, April 19, 20strum201717, from 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in OUL Brasee Hall’s Bobcat Bistro.  The concert is free and open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Minor changes anticipated for OHIO’s WOUB Public Media stations after FCC Spectrum Auction
Ohio University’s WOUB Public Media stations, WOUB-TV (Athens) and WOUC-TV (Cambridge), have announced that minor changes will occur in the coming months as the result of an FCC Spectrum Auction.

Apr 14, 2017
Students to travel to Germany for prestigious competitive STEM summer internship
Ohio University sophomores Addy Kruse, Emily Trzeciak and Amy Grube have been selected to complete a three-month summer research internship at top German universities through the nationally competitive DAAD Research Internships in Science and Engineering program.

Six faculty members receive Baker Fund support during spring 2017 cycle
Program awards $67,163 for research and creative work.

History Day contest held at Zanesville Campus
Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus recently hosted the Region 10 Ohio History Day where 100 elementary, middle school and high school students presented projects in four categories and were judged and provided feedback by campus staff, upper-level students and area business leaders.

Can’t-miss events all Senior Week April 17-21
Senior Week starts Monday! The annual, weeklong celebration is chock-full of events for seniors to ultimately relax and have fun before graduation.

End-of-the-year student festivities include ‘Zoo to yOU,’ TBT concert featuring Shaggy
Ohio University’s University Program Council will be hosting "Zoo to yOU" from 1 to 5 p.m. April 18 on OHIO's South Beach and will be teaming up with the Black Student Cultural Programming Board for the fourth annual “TBT with UPC and BSCPB” concert, featuring Shaggy, on April 20 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

April 21 reception to honor Center for International Studies Director Steve Howard
A reception to honor Professor Steve Howard for his 26 years of service and leadership to the Ohio University Center for International Studies will be held on Friday, April 21.

Office of Global Affairs surveying international students about their experiences at Ohio University
Representatives from the Office of Global Affairs are currently participating in a needs assessment study in order to best understand the critical experiences and needs of Ohio University’s international students.

April 16th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Ohio University Lancaster campus groundbreaking
Ohio University held a groundbreaking for its Lancaster campus fifty years ago on April 16, 1967.

More than 800 volunteers participate in 2017 Athens Beautification Day
Ohio University’s Community Service Leadership Council hosted the 13th annual Athens Beautification Day on Sunday, April 9. More than 800 Ohio University and Athens community members participated to help make Athens more clean and beautiful.

Apr 17, 2017
Recipients of the 2017 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award honored
On Thursday, April 13, four graduate students were presented with the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence in graduate teaching assistants.

Fashion Associates host seventh annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show
The annual Mom’s Weekend Fashion Show showcased the latest fashion trends, and several moms and one grandma joined the students as models in the show.

New online Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certificate introduced
Starting this summer, aspiring English as a Foreign Language instructors will be able to earn a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate from OHIO’s Linguistics Department, completely online.

Professor conducts Safe Zone training at Zanesville Campus
Professor Amy White recently conducted Safe Zone training for the local community and students at the Zanesville Campus.

Student Enhancement Awards provide $138,149 in funding to 26 students
Students may request up to $6,000 per proposal for research, scholarship or creative work.

Apr 18, 2017
Teacher Job Fair attracts huge turnout for students and employers
More than 100 students and nearly 60 employers participated in the Career and Leadership Development Center's annual Teacher Job Fair April 10 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Battle of the Greens winners announced
After a month of friendly recycling competition to determine which residence halls could recycle the highest percent of their waste stream, the winners of the 2017 Battle of the Greens are: Voigt Hall for East Green, Smith House for South Green and Boyd Hall for West Green.

Budget Planning Council releases FY18 budget update
The message provides a brief overview of where the University stands and the steps BPC is taking with the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

International Street Fair celebrates cultural diversity of OHIO, Athens (PHOTOS)
Held on the streets of uptown Athens, the International Street Fair caps off Ohio University’s International Week festivities, created to celebrate the diversity OHIO’s international community brings to both the University and the greater community.

Ohio University Lancaster students Skeen and Howard selected as students of the month
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington students Elizabeth Skeen and William Howard have been selected as the February students of the month.

Former NCAA Division I athlete shares story of overcoming adversity at International Week keynote
One of the highlights of Ohio University's annual International Week is the keynote address, delivered this year by Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir who, in a presentation titled “Life Without Basketball,” brought to OHIO a message of strength through adversity.

Apr 19, 2017
Ray receives Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award
Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools recognizes psychology student’s research.

What is Yoga? Gawande Lecture explores modernization of the ancient practice
Professor Andrew J. Nicholson examines the connection between the historical roots of yoga and current practices.

Health-focused learning opportunities abound at the Dublin Integrated Education Center
Since 2015, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions has rolled out multiple high-caliber programs each year at its Dublin Integrated Education Center (DIEC). By following the Dublin Framework Plan, which guides OHIO to provide initiatives and programs to serve the central Ohio community and foster innovation, the college is helping train the next generation of healthcare experts.

OHIO Golf and Tennis Center to host two Summer Golf Leagues
The OHIO Golf and Tennis Center's annual Summer Golf Leagues begin May 2.

Alumni Association releases year-in review, nods to successful partnerships
Bobcat participation made 2016 one of the most outstanding and best-attended alumni programming years in OHIO’s history.

Music and Dance Library hosts exhibit, '100 Years Ago'
The School of Music kicks off its festivities surrounding their Centennial Celebration (1917-2017) with a recital followed by a reception and an exhibit in the Music and Dance Library at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21.

OUC’s Price publishes first book on inequality in higher education
Dr. Monica Hatfield Price, Ohio University Chillicothe Adjunct Professor of Communications, wants to help change the conversation about inequality in higher education today.

OUC’s Obi to present on technology and learning practices at 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference
Greg Obi, Assistant Professor of Business Management Technology at Ohio University Chillicothe, will be presenting at the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference: What are Students Learning? at OHIO’s main campus April 25, 2017

More than just a number event shines light on community social issues
OUC students are hosting a two-part event focused on educating and informing the community about child abuse, human trafficking and drug abuse in Ross County.

OHIO postdocs to present research at April 26 symposium
Event will feature talks and poster presentations by 13 postdoctoral scholars.

Ohio University Southern hosts 18th Annual EMPixx Awards
Ohio University Southern hosted more than 200 high school students from 13 schools on April 7 for the annual EMPixx Awards.

Southern Campus team takes home prizes again at Student Research, Creative Activity Expo
For the second year in a row, Ohio University Southern students were awarded first place in the Regional Higher Education presentations at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo in Athens on April 6.

Transportation and Parking Services announces new, convenient parking permit renewal process for faculty and staff
Beginning this summer, Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) is making it easier for Ohio University faculty and staff to renew their on-campus parking permits.

Project Hindsight: KeAysia reflects on her freshman year
In her latest Project Hindsight blog, KeAysia Middlebrooks reflects on her freshman year at OHIO as it comes to a close, including important lessons learned as a first-year student.

University Human Resources releases updated 2017-18 Educational Benefits form
If your dependent (spouse/domestic partner, child, etc.) plans to attend Ohio University in the fall of 2017, please submit an Educational Benefit Request Form, Qualified Dependents 2017-2018. Timely submission of this form can ensure correct billing.

OPERS mitigating rate to change July 1, 2017
The change, announced by OPERS on March 29, will increase the mitigating rate for the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) from 0.77% to 2.44%.

STRS mitigating rate to change July 1, 2017
STRS recently announced the mitigating rate for the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) and STRS Defined Contribution Plan (STRS-DC) will decrease from 4.5% to 4.47% effective July 1, 2017.

Apr 20, 2017
Bryan Benchoff to step down as vice president for University Advancement and president/CEO of Ohio University Foundation
Bryan Benchoff was named president and CEO of the LSU Foundation and Vice President of Institutional Advancement effective July 17.

iCUE Spotlight: April 20-27, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week we're looking at a special campus tour, 100 years of music at OHIO and Spotlight on Learning.

Attendees from three states participate in The Patton College’s Stevens Literacy Center’s first Literacy Conference
The Patton College of Education hosted its first annual Literacy Conference at the Edward Stevens Literacy Center in McCracken Hall on April 8, with 75 people gathering to discuss literary instruction.

HCOM, CHSP to team up with community partners to offer high school summer camps
The College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, along with key community partners and Columbus State Community College, are now accepting applications for their summer health careers minicamps for Central Ohio high school students.

Newest Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors selected
The Ohio University Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors Program, entering its fourth year this fall, continues to grow its diverse pool of speakers.

Annual Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration is April 28
“Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje is an intimate gathering to celebrate the culture and accomplishments of the multicultural undergraduate graduating class.

UPC closing out the year with ‘The Office’-themed event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “The Office”-themed event from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

University, community partnerships help to reuse and recycle during Move Out
Ohio University students will be moving out of their dorms and off-campus residences beginning Monday, April 24, and it has never been easier to donate, reuse, and recycle.

Apr 21, 2017
Ohio University Research Committee awards $74,524 during spring 2017 funding cycle
Ten faculty proposals received support from the program.

Poet Kari Gunter-Seymour wins BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard competition
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies announced that the first-place winner of the 2017 BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard competition is Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, Ohio.

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

Dietetics students present healthy food demos to community
CHSP’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness and the Atrium Café celebrated National Nutrition Month by helping community members put their best forks forward during the entire month of March.

'Packing Psyche' sculptures and mixed media by MFA thesis student Tina Vu
The School of Art + Design proudly presents “Packing Psyche,” a collection of sculptures and mixed media by graduate student Tina Vu at the Ohio University Trisolini Gallery, April 25–29.

Exhibit “Gibas Aeronautics” on view at Ohio University Art Gallery April 25-29
The School of Art + Design presents “Gibas Aeronautics,” a graduate thesis exhibition by Amy Gibas, April 25-29 at the Ohio University Art Gallery. An artist lecture will take place on Thursday, April 27.

Apr 22, 2017
Ohio University Observatory opening set for May 6
The Ohio University Physics & Astronomy Department and the Astrophysical Institute host a formal opening of the new Ohio University Observatory on Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. at The Ridges Auditorium. Public viewing of celestial bodies using the department’s refurbished Fecker telescope and portable telescopes will be possible, weather permitting.

Terman and students use local mining towns as classroom
Dr. Rachel Terman, John Winnenberg, and Ohio University students Toshia Edge and Wes Gilkey '18 spoke about service learning, local organizations partnering with the university, and the Little Cities of Black Diamonds micro-region—a series of remnant local mining towns in Southeastern Ohio—as a classroom.

Students take a look 'Temperance & Taverns' in Southeastern Ohio's history
Delving into the region's Appalachian history for a presentation topic, Stevie Putnam '18 chose to present a poster on the "Social Role of Drinking in Appalachia" as her class participated at the 22nd Annual Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day.

Apr 23, 2017
Recipient credits scholarship with allowing him to stay close to home while pursuing his dreams
Jesse Grubbs, a first-generation, non-traditional Ohio University Southern student and father of three, is the recipient of the Clarence and Grace Feil Scholarship.

Six Southern Campus students inducted into nursing honor society
Six Ohio University Southern undergraduate nursing students were recently inducted into nursing’s honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

Ohio University Eastern Honors Convocation set for April 28
The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Center.

2107 International Education Week to be held Nov. 13-17; keynote speaker announced
Ohio University’s International Education Week (IEW) Committee has announced its keynote speaker for the November 2017 celebration and has now made it easier for campus organizations to submit their events for the week.

OHIO Hockey named finalist for ACHA National Community Service Award
OHIO Hockey was one of three finalists for the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Community Service Award, which the team won in 2015.

Apr 24, 2017
OHIO Phonathon teaches students life, marketing skills
Working at the call center hones students' interpersonal skills, needed for their future careers.

South Green Drive traffic configuration will change during work this summer
This summer, Ohio University will replace the failed culvert under South Green Drive with a new concrete culvert designed to improve the performance and longevity of this system.

Cutler Scholars Program recognizes outstanding mentors
Ten OHIO staff and faculty members were recognized as outstanding mentors at the Cutler Scholars Program’s Mentor Dinner on April 12.

CHSP organizes task force to fight opioid epidemic
Athens HOPE, (Halting Opioid abuse through Prevention and Education) seeks to educate young people, their parents and the community-at-large about the dangers of opioids as well as reduce the stigma surrounding addiction.

Changing Campus Culture Survey deadline is May 5
Please help Ohio University change campus culture regarding sexual misconduct by taking the short, 14-question Changing Campus Culture Survey before you leave for summer. The survey will take you about 5 minutes.

Apr 25, 2017
Southern Campus’ family friendly initiative continues with space at Proctorville Center
Efforts to make all Ohio University Southern locations family friendly, an initiative which started last year, continued with the recent opening a new, dedicated Lactation Room at the Ohio University Proctorville Center.

Pleasant wins Ohio University Accessibility Ally Award
Robert Pleasant, who coordinates diversity and inclusion at Ohio University's Southern Campus, was awarded the 2017 Accessibility Ally Award at the 2017 University College Honors Ceremony hosted by the Athena Cinema in Athens on April 19.

Scripps alumna Yvette McGee Brown inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
At the annual E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Awards Banquet Yvette McGee Brown, BSJ ’82, was inducted into the 2017 Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Thursday, April 20 at the Ohio University Athens campus.

Zane Traces Literary Journal launch event held in Zanesville
The launch for Zane Traces IX, a publication designed to promote creative expression and to provide a venue for student work to be recognized, was held recently at the Zanesville Campus.

OHIO Hockey hosts 2017 Senior Banquet, names player awards
OHIO Hockey hosted the annual end-of-season Senior Banquet Sunday afternoon and named the 2016-17 player awards.

Dr. Dywayne Nicely receives Editor’s Choice Award for research on supplemental instruction strategies in mathematics
OUC's Dr. Dywayne Nicely recently received the 2017 Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO) Journal Editor’s Choice award for his paper on Supplemental Instruction.

Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney, Danielle Ball to deliver speeches at OUC Graduation Recognition
The City of Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney and Ohio University Chillicothe’s graduating senior Danielle Ball will deliver remarks at this year’s Graduation Recognition Ceremony on April 28, 2017.

Diekroger, Everson to receive Rich Bebee Leadership Award
The Rich Bebee Leadership Award for 2017 has been bestowed upon two former distinguished Ohio University Chillicothe students, Dr. Diane Diekroger and Jack Everson.

OHIO Hockey’s Jacob Houston named finalist for ACHA Rookie of the Year
OHIO Hockey freshman defenseman Jacob Houston was named a finalist for the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) National Rookie of the Year Award.

OHIO Club Golf team qualifies for national championship for first time
For the first time, the Ohio University Club Golf team has qualified for the Spring 2017 National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) National Tournament.

Apr 26, 2017
Regional campuses' new COIL fellows participate in training
10 faculty join COIL initiative

Science classes from Zanesville and Mexico share experiences
COIL Fellow expands student experiences

Kaylor and Mexican colleague expand Culture and Society courses
COIL Fellow enhances Culture and Society Course

COMS seniors hold historical virtual, walking tours of campus
At the beginning of the semester, School of Communication Studies’ Professor Roger Aden’s senior capstone course started a major project. With the help of the Ohio University Alumni Association the students began to reach out to alumni for personal stories from their time at Ohio University.

GradFest offers career development services and advice to students
In early April, Ohio University graduate students and faculty gathered for GradFest, a day full of activities for graduate students to further their career development.

CHSP to welcome new AT faculty member
The College of Health Sciences and Professions has announced the hire of Michele Kabay, Ph.D., as director of clinical education and assistant clinical professor of athletic training.<br /><br />

Copperheads fill all directors jobs with undergraduates for first time
In early April, Ohio University graduate students and faculty gathered for GradFest, a day full of activities for graduate students to further their career development.

Copperheads crown 2017 Wifflemania Champions
The Southern Ohio Copperheads hosted their annual Wifflemania tournament on Sunday, April 23. The tournament consisted of eight teams fighting for the championship.

Honorary alumnus David McCullough releases book that features his 2004 speech at OHIO
Renowned historian and author David McCullough, who received an honorary doctor of humane letters after addressing graduates during Ohio University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies in 2004, recently released a book, “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,” which features his speech from that day.

OHIO’s Speaking Bobcats honored on Ohio Senate floor
OHIO’s Speaking Bobcats honored on Ohio Senate floor

O’Bleness Hospital, Sports Administration invites Bobcats to Race for a Reason
Bobcats race in Athens and remotely around the globe for their favorite charities.

Alumni go back to school and polish business skills at On The Green Weekend
Alumni College and Young Professionals Conference upgrade alumni's academic and business knowledge.

International Student Union welcomes new president following Pashtun’s successful leadership
After more than two years of serving as president of Ohio University’s International Student Union, Hashim Pashtun has turned the organization’s reins over to a new student leader, Carla Triana.

Apr 27, 2017
OHIO student receives full scholarship through TEAN to study abroad in South Korea
Ohio University student Allison Paxton has been awarded a full scholarship to pay for her summer abroad program in South Korea through The Education Abroad Network (TEAN).

iCUE Spotlight: April 27-May 3, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening at Ohio University in the week ahead, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week's focus is Commencement and move out 2017.

Summer construction projects to affect traffic, parking on Athens Campus
Several construction projects on the Athens Campus are slated to begin Monday, May 1, after Commencement ceremonies and Move Out activities have made way for the quieter summer months.

Steam outage May 7-19 will affect Athens Campus
A steam outage scheduled for May 7-19 will affect domestic hot water, heat and some cooling services in all buildings that utilize steam systems on the Athens Campus. Cold water, including drinking fountains and toilets, will not be affected.

Apr 28, 2017
OHIO Hockey names captains for 2017-18 season
Senior forward Mike Palasics and junior defenseman Grant Hazel were named assistant captains for OHIO Hockey’s next season while senior defenseman Jacob Faiella was selected captain.

Two students receive honorable mentions for Goldwater Scholarship
Ohio University sophomore Addy Kruse and junior Bertrand Neyhouse received an honorable mention for the nationally competitive Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation.

Six Ohio University students receive the nationally competitive Fulbright Award
Ohio University seniors Sasha Estrella-Jones, Taylor Potts, Sara Sand, Claire Seid and Austin Stevens and recent master’s graduate Paige Walters were selected as recipients for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award.

Reminder regarding end of fiscal year reconciliation of leave usage
As the end of the fiscal year (FY 2017) approaches, University faculty and staff are reminded to make sure all planned and/or confirmed absences through June 30, 2017 are recorded in Absence Management using My Personal Information (MPI). This will ensure that leave balances are appropriately reflected and carried over into the new fiscal year (FY 2018).

OHIO Accessibility Liaisons: Meet Kim Dominguez
Kim Dominguez, a third year student at OHIO studying forensic chemistry, biology and Spanish, is anything but your ordinary college student. Dominguez, an Accessibility Liaison from Elgin, Illinois, seeks to make the Ohio University and Athens communities a better place through involvement in and out of the classroom.

Ohio University Press author Kyle Kondik has won the Bowling Green Center for Archival Collections’ Local History Publication Award
Kondik, a 2006 Scripps alumnus and a widely cited expert on American elections, digs deep into Ohio’s political history to identify which places in Ohio have had the most influence on the statewide result.

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award and Honorary Degree presented at Graduate Commencement
Ohio University conferred about 780 graduate degrees during its 2017 Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, April 28, in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

Apr 29, 2017
Ohio University Eastern honors 2017 graduating class
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, scholarship recipients, student leaders and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

OHIO student is one of 40 to receive national Udall Scholarship award
Sophomore Grace Fuchs is one of 40 students to receive the nationally competitive Udall Scholarship award, presented to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to Native American nations or to the environment.

Class of 2017 celebrates end of undergraduate years, beginnings as Bobcat alumni
Members of the Ohio University Class of 2017 celebrated their final moments as OHIO undergraduates and their very first moments as Bobcat alumni during Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, April 29, on the Athens Campus.