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Apr 1, 2019
Girls Invited to Tech Savvy, Full Day of STEM Activities, May 18
Girls in grades 6-9 are invited to Tech Savvy, hosted by Ohio University on May 18. The full day of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) activities with real scientists runs from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Walter Hall.

OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art announces a new Guest Curator Program
Ohio University’s Kennedy Museum of Art announces a Guest Curator Program, an opportunity for members of OHIO and surrounding communities to engage in the creative and central role of the curatorial process supported by the expertise and resources of the academic museum staff.

Zanesville Campus livens up campus buildings with inspiring wall murals
This winter, the Zanesville Campus decided to liven things up by installing seven large wall murals in two of its buildings. The murals, which were created and installed by Ohio University Printing Services, are comprised of local images, famous quotes and inspirational phrases that add a visual impact to these spaces.

Apr 2, 2019
Cleveland Clinic chief to speak at Heritage College’s 2019 Commencement
Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., an accomplished surgeon who serves as CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, will be the speaker for Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2019 Commencement, set for 10 a.m. May 11.  <br /><br />

You are invited to Ohio University’s annual Student Expo
Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali invites everyone to attend the annual Student Expo on Thursday, April 11 in the Convocation Center.

OHIO’s undergraduate art students highlight perceptions of the human condition in thesis exhibition
The Ohio University School of Art + Design is excited to host the undergraduate thesis exhibition, “Rooted Implicity,” featuring the work of six students completing their Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees, on view April 16-20 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall 536. An opening reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18 and is free and open to the public.

The Patton College leads SEOTDC research grant
Three members of The Patton College of Education – Drs. Theda Gibbs-Grey, Sara Helfrich, and Julie Barnhart Francis – served as co-investigators for a Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative (SEOTDC) research study, “Impacting 3rd Grade Students’ Reading Achievement: Exploring the Relationship Between Mentor Teachers, Professional Interns & Students Within the Clinical Model of Teacher Preparation.”

Sports media pioneer, OHIO alumna talk opportunities, responsibilities with Margaret Boyd Scholars
Betsy Ross, author of “Playing Ball with the Boys: The Rise of Women in the World of Men’s Sports,” and Jackie Reau participated in the women’s scholars program’s annual book discussion.

Patton College’s Reading Education program ranked one of nation’s 10 best
Ohio University’s online master’s in Reading and Literacy Education program has been named one of the nation’s 10 best by OnlineMasters.com, which ranks programs using statistical and qualitative data from hiring managers, current students, noteworthy alumni, and hundreds of independent program rankings, among other metrics. The Patton College of Education ranked tenth out of 50 schools.

Apr 3, 2019
Prom Shop: OHIO’s Women’s Panhellenic Association Event Helps Local High Schoolers [Video]
Each year, Ohio University’s Women’s Panhellenic Association collects donations of lightly used formal wear to give back to young people in the community for its annual Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses event. The group holds a pop-up-prom-shop at the Market on State where prom dresses, suits, and other formal wear and accessories can be found. This year’s event took place March 21-23.

Morgan Geno named MAC Softball Co-Player of the Week
Morgan Geno, a communication sciences and disorders major, helped Ohio go 3-1 during the week. She set the new all-time Ohio RBI record and hit .444 in nine official at bats. She also scored four runs, hit four homers with eight RBI and slugged 1.778 with four walks.

Ohio University Eastern’s relationship with OVAC is much more than all-star games
When the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference began selecting all-conference academic team members in 2001, Ohio University Eastern helped sponsor the awards ceremony.<br /><br /> <br /><br />One year later, Ohio University Eastern took a giant step in furthering its involvement in the academic aspect of the OVAC by offering scholarships to qualified members of the academic team.

Latitude 39 event to highlight local food through fine dining opportunity
Looking for a fancy night out or the chance to taste some of the best food and wine in Athens? Latitude 39 is offering the chance for just that at its back to back Wine and Dine pairing events, set for Saturday April 13 at the restaurant, which is located on the first floor of Baker University Center. The event offers a fine dining taste of locally produced ingredients and wines.

Executive director of Oregon ACLU tells students to use their voice to change America
After several years of providing riveting and difficult conversations on the world’s most controversial and polarizing topics, the “90 Minutes” series likely came to an end on March 27.

OHIO study: Metabolomics may help evaluate effects of diets
A new study by Ohio University faculty members found that metabolomics may be an extremely valuable tool in evaluating effects of diets.

OHIO’s first Capital Interns immersing themselves in D.C. scene
The inaugural cohort of Capital Internship Program students are wrapping up a semester-long experience living, working and studying in fast-paced Washington, D.C., where they are gaining insight into American politics that will help guide their future career paths.

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iCUE Spotlight: April 5-11, 2019
This week's calendar features the Moms Weekend schedule and parking information, academic lectures and the annual International Street Fair.

Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do
Part two of the four-part series teaches us what to do when the elevator is not working. Find out more.

Open forums announced for Honors Tutorial College dean search finalists
Four finalists for the position of dean of the Honors Tutorial College will interview on Ohio University’s Athens Campus during the week of April 8. The University community can interact with the candidates during open forums where they will deliver a brief presentation and answer questions from students, faculty and staff.

Apr 4, 2019
Women’s rights activist Anita Hill tells audience that the time is now to stop sexual assault
A near capacity crowd filled Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on April 1 to hear women’s rights icon Anita Hill share her ideas on how we can all help end sexual harassment in America.

Ohio University, affiliated startup company selected for 2019 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase
The Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) and the Association of American Universities (AAU) have selected Ohio University and its affiliated startup company AEIOU Scientific, LLC, to participate in the 2019 University Innovation and Entrepreneurship Showcase on April 10 in Washington, D.C.

President Nellis appoints OHIO Museum Complex Planning Team
The OHIO Museum Complex expands upon and complements the existing Kennedy Museum of Art, bringing together cultural and natural history collections from across the campus into a vibrant collections-based teaching, research and exhibits space.

From student to chair of Alumni Association Board of Directors: Alumna’s Bobcat spirit spans OHIO experience
Casey Christopher juggles her time between New York City and Ohio, where she is wrapping up a 10-year term on the OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Graduates within CHSP’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice cohort reflect on program’s life-changing experiences
Ohio University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has graduated its first cohort and, as much as the group of 13 made its mark on the inauguration of the DNP, the personalized and quality educational benefits of the program equally left a positive, long-lasting impact on its new graduates.

Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards ceremony recognizes more than 120 employees [PHOTOS]
The annual ceremony recognized the service of those employed for 10 years or more and also celebrated retiring administrators. This year’s three recipients of the prestigious Outstanding Administrator Award were John Bowditch, Ji-Yeung Jang and Martha Tanedo.

Apr 5, 2019
Cutler Scholars Program honors 17 outstanding mentors
The Cutler Scholars Program honored 17 OHIO professors, faculty and friends for their commitment to and guidance of the graduating Cutler Scholars. The Outstanding Mentor Dinner provides an opportunity to thank the individuals who have had a transformative influence on the students.

Stavridis discusses national security risks, opportunities at Baker Peace Conference
In the category of international actors, Adm. (ret.) James Stavridis identified the first threat to American security as dangerous extremism, principally the Islamic State but also Boko Haram and al-Shabaab.

Ohio University study: Language matters when discussing support of interrogation techniques
A new study by Ohio University faculty members showed that people are less supportive of practices to extract information from terrorist suspects when these practices are framed as “torture” rather than “enhanced interrogation.”

Finalists for OHIO’s Honors Tutorial College dean announced
Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali is pleased to announce that four finalists have been invited to interview on campus as candidates for Ohio University’s next dean of the Honors Tutorial College, a position that became open after Dean Jeremy Webster became the Zanesville Campus Dean in June 2017. Dr. Cary Frith was named interim dean shortly afterward and a national search was facilitated for the new dean.

Apr 8, 2019
President Nellis shares the power of student engagement at OHIO
With spring comes the reawakening of our University’s landscape. And, no blooms are more highly anticipated than those of our more than 217 cherry blossom trees on campus, a generous gift from Chubu University that began with 175 trees in 1979 in recognition of our 175th anniversary.

OHIO study: Acetaminophen can reduce positive empathy for others
A new study by an Ohio University faculty member showed that acetaminophen limited positive empathy a person has for others while taking it.

Benefits Open Enrollment begins at noon April 15
Beginning the afternoon of Monday, April 15 individual emails will be sent in groups throughout the afternoon to all benefits eligible faculty and staff announcing the official start of the open enrollment period.

NPR’s Bob Boilen to visit OHIO with Tank and the Bangas April 12
Boilen, host of NPR’s “All Songs Considered” and the creator and host of NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concerts,” will take part in a live on-campus interview event in the morning with special guests Tank and the Bangas who are previous winners of the Tiny Desk Contest which helped give them national recognition.

Learn how to earn an Executive MPA at April 23 Information Session
Ohio University employees and the campus community are invited to attend an upcoming information session from 12 -1 p.m. on April 23 in 237 Baker Center to learn how to earn an executive Master’s of Public Administration while continuing to work full time.

Appalachian Recovery Project at OHIO receives $1.1 million grant from Appalachian Regional Commission to provide increased addiction recovery resources to women in Southeast Ohio
The Appalachian Recovery Project (ARP), Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and key University partners will soon be able to provide increased support to women across five Appalachian counties in their fight to overcome addiction through a $1.1 million POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

Annual ReBike Program sale is April 18 at Walter Hall
On April 18, the Office of Sustainability will host the ReBike Program at Walter Hall as part of the Reuse & Repair Fair and Earth Day Celebrations. ReBike is a “first-come, first-served” sale of “as-is” bicycles salvaged on the Athens Campus.

MFA students to screen OHIO supported feature film at the Athena
These screenings are likely the only opportunity for the Athens community to see the film, slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17; and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Question and answer sessions will be held after each screening.

Apr 9, 2019
Ohio University 'Research Moment' - GRID Lab [VIDEO]
Ohio University’s GRID Lab in the Scripps College of Communication creates new worlds through video game design and virtual or augmented reality technologies. With support from the University’s Innovation Strategy funding program, it has enhanced its equipment and facilities to offer motion capture capabilities and 360 degree video and sound production.

Dr. Theresa Moran to host Sustainable Living Hub Seminar April 16
Dr. Theresa Moran, the new Sustainable Living Hub coordinator, will discuss her Hub initiatives at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Her seminar will engage attendees in a “Know Your Local Food System” icebreaker with seedlings and coffee coupon giveaways while sharing local food knowledge.

OHIO’s LGBT Center to relocate to larger space within Baker Center to meet community needs
Ohio University’s LGBT Center will soon be relocated to a larger space within Baker Center to accommodate the needs of the Center’s growing footprint on campus.

Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do - Uneven sidewalks
Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do highlights a series of actions that any of us may take – no expertise required! The third edition lets you know what to do when the sidewalk is uneven.

Public forum regarding barriers to programmatic access at Ohio University to be held April 17
The Office for University Accessibility invites members of the community, both university and beyond, to participate in a public forum regarding barriers to programmatic access at Ohio University from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The forum will be facilitated by consultants from LCM Architects with whom the University has contracted for assistance in completing an ADA Transition Plan.

Four Critical Language Scholarship recipients announced
Students Max Annable, Nathen Drexler, Alexandra Koran and Meriah Woolery have been selected as recipients for the nationally competitive Critical Language Scholarship. This summer, they will live and study abroad to enhance their language and intercultural communication skills.

The 2019 Athens Jazz Festival offers a full week of performances, celebrating America’s music
The 2019 Athens Jazz Festival, began Monday, April 8 and will last until Sunday, April 14, with several performances, presentations and jam sessions surrounding America’s music. Most Jazz Fest events are free and occur all around the city and campus at places like Casa Nueva, Tony’s Tavern, the Athens Public Library, Athens Uncorked, ARTS/West, Memorial Auditorium and Glidden Hall.

Candidates for Vice President of University Communication and Marketing to visit campus
Three finalists for the position of Vice President for University Communication and Marketing will interview on Ohio University’s Athens Campus beginning April 12.

Apr 10, 2019
President Nellis announces search committee for new University general counsel
President Nellis has announced the members of the search committee for the University’s next general counsel. Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali, and Deborah Shaffer, vice president for Finance and Administration and treasurer of Ohio University and the Ohio University Foundation, are the co-chairs.

OHIO to celebrate Earth Day April 18
The Office of Sustainability and Voinovich Zero Waste Initiative will host their annual Earth Day Celebrations on April 18. The celebrations showcase sustainability initiatives across the Athens Campus and the surrounding Athens area.

Graduate professional student appreciation week to kick off April 17
Students at Ohio University will be recognized during Graduate Professional Student Appreciation (GPSA) Week beginning on Wednesday, April 17, until Tuesday, April 23. Graduate and professional students will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the University.

Football to host spring practice finale Saturday
The OHIO football team will hold its final 2019 spring practice on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. Prior to the practice, the annual equipment sale will take place at Peden Stadium Gate 2, which is next to the Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center.

Inaugural Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics Series dives deep into the ethics of medical care and human life
A woman is suffering from end-stage pancreatic cancer while concurrently selling her prescribed opiates to support an addiction to methamphetamine. She then returns to her physician for more prescribed medication as her pain worsens. What should the treatment team do? What would you do?

iCUE Spotlight: April 12-18, 2019
This week's schedule includes the Spring Dance Concert, a late night theater performance, a Green Jobs panel and a book launch.

Alumnus continues life of public service as director of Governor's Office of Appalachia
John Carey grew up in a family dedicated to public service, studied political science at Ohio University and has been a staunch advocate for his hometown and the Appalachian Ohio region.

OHIO Museum Complex launches first exhibition on The Ridges
The OHIO Museum Complex will launch its first exhibit, Through the Appalachian Forest: Field Explorations Illuminated by the Floyd Bartley Herbarium, on Friday, April 12.

Apr 11, 2019
President Nellis announces Vice President for University Communications and Marketing finalists
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis is pleased to announce that three finalists have been invited to interview on campus as candidates for Ohio University’s Vice President for University Communications and Marketing.

Poet, teaching artist to speak at African Studies Spring Lecture
The Friday, April 12 presentation, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the topic of “A Poetics of Enquiry: Noticing and Writing the World.”

College researchers probe racial disparity in fatty liver disease
Two top researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are working on a federally funded project to investigate why Hispanics are more prone to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Interim Dean for Regional Higher Education announced
Ohio University’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Chaden Djalali, announced today that Dr. Nicole Pennington, Dean of the University’s Southern campus, has been appointed Interim Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education, a position that became open after Dr. William “Bill” Willan announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2019.

Second Challenging Dialogues lecture to be held April 22
Letson’s talk will focus on talking to people you disagree with, but at the same time, knowing when it’s time to let those conversations go.

Former Bobcat student-athletes reflect on their OHIO experiences
Six OHIO student-athlete alumni discuss their unique college experiences and how the lessons they learned on the field and the court have shaped their lives today.

Apr 12, 2019
Four faculty honored at 2019 University Professor award ceremony
On Thursday, April 11, four faculty members received the University Professor award during the 49th annual award ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding teaching at the University.

Class of 2019 invited to celebrate their OHIO journey during Senior Week
Scheduled for April 22-26, Senior Week is an opportunity for Bobcats to relish in their home away from home while preparing for the next chapter in their lives.

Transportation and Parking Services reorganized and ready to support campus
Need to rent a University van for a class trip? Want a ride home after a late-night study session at the library? Looking for information on charter travel for a large University group? Want to find out where to park, and charge, your new electric vehicle on campus? You’ll find answers and support for all these questions and more at the newly reorganized Transportation and Parking Services office.

LGBT Center gearing up for end-of-semester festivities
Ohio University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center is inviting the campus community to participate — and have a little bit of fun — in two of its upcoming events: PRIDE Graduation and Queer Prom.

Apr 15, 2019
Preliminary schedule announced for 2019 Black Alumni Reunion
An opportunity for the entire Ohio University community to acknowledge and celebrate the legacy of diversity at OHIO and for black alumni to reconnect with one another, with the Athens campus and with Bobcats following in their footsteps, the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion will be held Sept. 12-15.

Classified Senate committee to host follow-up motivational speaker event
Chris Stewart, operations coordinator at the Scripps College of Communication and author of the books, “Building Champions” and “Coaching Life,” will speak on culture and discipline.

National Geographic Senior Photography Editor Molly Roberts named VisCom 2019-20 Knight Fellow
Molly Roberts, senior photography editor at National Geographic Magazine, has been named the 2019-20 Knight Fellow in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication. The fellowship allows artists in their mid-career an opportunity to earn their master’s degree while teaching VisCom students.

Register now for these upcoming employee safety trainings
Ohio University will host active shooter prevention, self defense and crisis communications trainings in the next several weeks. Sign up now.

Ohio University’s Bob Klein named American Council on Education Fellow
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Associate Professor of Mathematics and Interim Dean of Ohio University Eastern Dr. Bob Klein has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year.

University Program Council to host annual TBT Concert featuring Sean Kingston
UPC will host its annual TBT concert with guest R&B singer Sean Kingston at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Baker University Ballroom. The event will feature a T-shirt giveaway, a caricature artist, airbrush artists, and food. The first 75 people will receive a T-shirt.

Apr 16, 2019
Senior Emily Hughes named MAC Golfer of the Week
It is the second time this season that a Bobcat has earned the honor, with senior Nicole Smiley earning the honor on April 4. Hughes, a sport management major, was honored for winning the 2019 Dolores Black Falcon Invitational in Cleveland with a score of 146.

ODHE awards OhioCorps Pilot grant to OHIO to support at-risk secondary students in Southeast Ohio
Ohio University is one of several institutions awarded an OhioCorps Pilot Grant by the Ohio Department of Education to support at-risk secondary students in Southeast Ohio. The University will be funded $499,986 to support these students and provide them with guidance and positive role models into higher education.

Nominations sought for Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award
University College seeks nominations for the campus-wide 2018-2019 Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award. 

Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do What can you do when the actuator push button is not working?
When actuators aren’t functioning, we need to fix them quickly. If you notice an actuator that isn’t functioning, there are two easy things you can do. Find out here.

Apr 17, 2019
iCUE Spotlight: April 19-25, 2019
This week's schedule features a cooking demonstration for graduate students on a budget, LGBTQ Graduation and a Venture Cafe session featuring the co-founder of Oracle.

Nobel Winner Ramakrishnan on 'Quest for Structure of Biological Machine that Reads Our Genes,' May 2
Nobel Prize laureate and Ohio University alumnus Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan will give a public lecture on "The Quest for the Structure of the Biological Machine that Reads Our Gene" Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Everyone invited to come explore BioBlast on the Ridges, April 27
The campus and Athens community are invited to come explore BioBlast on The Ridges and search for plants, animals, and fungi on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ridges.

Ohio University Board of Trustees appoints John P. Gainor as new national trustee
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed John P. Gainor to a three-year term as a national trustee during its March 22 meeting.

Bobcat Leadership Challenge allows students to collaborate and practice their leadership skills
On March 30, teams of Ohio University students came together to complete a series of activities that incorporate a leadership skill, according to Kendra Lutes, graduate assistant for special projects at the CLDC and the organizer of this event.

OHIO’s Patton College hosts Service Learning Day
Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is hosting Service Learning Day on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Leadership Awards Gala to honor exceptional students, organizations tonight
OHIO's most exceptional students will be recognized tonight at the annual Leadership Awards Gala. In its 36th year, the event celebrates the outstanding leadership and community service of students and student organizations.

Patton College student is first to receive new scholarship for veterans
Tim Blodgett, who is pursuing an online master’s degree in Soccer Coaching Education from The Patton College of Education, became the first Ohio University student approved for the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans.

Student Enhancement Awards provide $124,423 in funding to 22 students
Student Enhancement Awards provide $124,423 in funding to 22 students

Chemical engineer aims to transform sludge into fuel, valuable products
An Ohio University professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering is working on turning the hazardous sludge produced by wastewater treatment plants into fuel, with the potential to dramatically reduce costs and electricity consumption – starting with the City of Athens, Ohio.

Dale Masel appointed director of Center for Advanced Systems and Transportation Logistics Engineering
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology announces that Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Dale Masel, who is also chair of the Department of ISE in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has been appointed director of the Center for Advanced Systems and Transportation Logistics Engineering (CASTLE).

Human-powered vehicle student team blows past the competition to win first
Student engineers outpaced almost 50 other university teams including Harvard University and Michigan State University at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) 2019 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) North E-Fest on April 5-7 in East Lansing Michigan, earning first place overall and in design.

Apr 18, 2019
Fossils found in Kenyan museum drawer belong to gigantic carnivore
Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, this massive carnivore would have been an intimidating part of the eastern African ecosystems occupied by early apes and monkeys.

Physics and Film Collide during the Athena’s Second Science on Screen event
Ohio University’s Athena Cinema is excited to announce its second Science on Screen® event of the year, featuring the film “The House of Tomorrow,” with Dr. Kenneth Hicks giving the talk, “Beyond the Geodesic Dome” about Buckyballs, Spaceship Earth, Synergy and other Legacies of Buckminster Fuller, on April 23 at 7 p.m.

Ohio University announces participation in consortium to combat opioid epidemic
Ohio University has announced that it will partner with multiple universities across the state as part of a $65.9 million federally-funded study geared toward reducing Ohio’s opioid overdose rate by 40 percent over the next three years.

Apr 19, 2019
Irwin reflects on tenure as Russ College dean, Moss Professor
For nearly 20 years, Dennis Irwin has led Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology as dean and Moss Professor of Engineering Education.

CHSP’s Chad Starkey selected for induction into Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame
Starkey has been professor and associate director of Athletic Training within the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University since 2005. OATA Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for their outstanding performance in the profession.

Printing Services’ Cody Bail named February Employee of the Month
Cody Bail, printing coordinator at the University Printing Resource Center, was nominated by Ruth Blickle. She praised him for always going above and beyond.

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.

Employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) compliance
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. One of OHIO's responsibilities is to complete and retain a Form I-9, verifying identity and eligibility to work in the U.S., for every employee.

University issues self disclosure request to employees
You have an opportunity to help Ohio University by self-disclosing your race/ethnicity, disability status, and veteran status. Your participation is strongly encouraged and very much appreciated as we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Retirement party for Police Officer Dave Gillogly is April 30
The Ohio University Police Department will host a retirement party for Police Officer Dave Gillogly from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in HRTC 141-145. He Gillogly began his career in 1990 as a student worker before being hired full-time in 1993.

Apr 21, 2019
Christopher Ament named interim Chief Information Officer
Christopher Ament has been named interim Chief Information Officer. This was precipitated by Craig Bantz’s announcement that he would be assuming a different role at the institution. The University will conduct a national search in the fall for a permanent replacement.

Apr 22, 2019
Virtual exhibit culminates year-long public engagement program mentored by Hines, Lucas
The Ohio University STEAM Team wraps up a year of peer-led science community engagement activities with Science: Then & Now, a virtual exhibit inspired by the Morgan Collection in the History of Chemistry.

City of Athens to replace a Richland Avenue bridge this summer
The city of Athens will replace a small bridge on Richland Avenue near the intersection of Greenbrier Drive and the Summit at Coates Run apartment complex entrance. Work will start May 6 and end by late August.

Ohio University’s compensation practices are working effectively
Ohio University continues its commitment to ensuring fair, equitable and competitive pay for its employees. As such, the University undergoes a biennial compensation equity review. The recent review confirmed that the University’s compensation practices are working effectively to ensure that employee compensation is being determined on a non-discriminatory basis.

OHIO’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism ranked as one of best journalism programs for aspiring editors
Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism was named the fourth best journalism program in the country for aspiring editors by College Magazine. In picking the best programs for aspiring journalists to attend, College Magazine took into consideration the highest ranked programs, extracurricular activities that allow for real-world work and faculty involvement.

Apr 23, 2019
Alumni chapters nationwide spread Bobcat love during first-ever Beautification Day
Thirteen alumni chapters and societies stepped up to showcase their Bobcat spirit and lend a helping hand during OHIO’s first-ever alumni national community service event.

New faculty book on state’s opioid crisis to be published this summer
“Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio,” a forthcoming book edited by two faculty members from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, confronts the state’s opioid epidemic through first-person accounts from Ohioans.

Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2019 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic
Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2019 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic

Learn more about OHIO’s Spring Commencement 2019 events, activities
Approximately 4,000 students are expected to participate in the Spring Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4 at Ohio University’s Convocation Center.

Semester at Chubu University provides research, teaching opportunities for Thompson
Semester at Chubu University provides research, teaching opportunities for Thompson

Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje to celebrate graduating multicultural students May 3
A complement to the spring Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies, Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje is held to acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the class of 2019. Allison Hunter, WOUB Public Media editor-in-chief, will deliver the keynote address.

Bobcat Move-In Crew volunteers sought for fall semester
Students chosen for this opportunity will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to move in early, as well as a chance to earn up to $100.

CLDC staff honored at ACPA national convention
Staff of the Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) were honored at this year's convention for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The convention was held in Boston, Massachusetts and celebrated the professional association's 95th anniversary.

Bobcat Cash purchasing system to change credit card payment provider
eAccounts, the service that allows OHIO students, parents, faculty and staff to purchase Bobcat Cash with a credit card online, will be making some changes that will affect all users.

Electrical engineering alumnus establishes scholarship
Ohio University electrical engineering alumnus James W. Knight, BSEE ’69, has committed $90,000 to establish the James W. Knight Engineering Scholarship through The Ohio University Foundation to benefit Russ College of Engineering and Technology students with financial need.

Florenz Plassmann named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Plassmann arrives from Binghamton University, where he has served as associate dean for doctoral studies and faculty development in the Harpur College of Arts & Sciences since 2018. He will officially begin his new duties on July 15, 2019.

OHIO hosts and educates 22 fellows from renowned Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
Journalists from around the world gathered at Ohio University from April 7-11 to develop their digital storytelling skills as a part of the prestigious Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.

Civil engineering senior earns National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship
<br />Ohio University senior Erin Milligan, a civil engineering student in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has been awarded a $34,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship.

New lactation pod available in the Convocation Center
The Mamava, which is located in the concourse near section 217, is a freestanding lactation suite that provides privacy, cleanliness and other amenities that allow parents to breastfeed and pump from any location.

Apr 24, 2019
Ohio University to begin construction on May 6 to develop Chilled Water Plant near South, East Greens
Ohio University will begin construction on its third chilled water plant on Monday, May 6, 2019 near South and East greens in anticipation of increased HVAC needs across campus by 2020.

Tuition-free Swahili program offered this summer
The Swahili STARTALK program, which is hosted by the Center for International Studies, is designed for students with little or no background in Swahili. Students in the four-week program will gain the skills needed to listen, speak, read and write in Swahili.

Bobcat Tracks - April 23, 2019 [AUDIO]
In this week's episode, Jake Hromada and Gabe Genovesi chatted with Ohio alum and 'Voice of the Washington Huskies' Tony Castricone.

It’s On Us organization to host first-ever National Student Leadership Summit to Combat Campus Sexual Assault at OHIO
It’s On Us, a national nonprofit organization with the mission to combat college sexual assault by engaging young men and changing campus culture, announced that it will host the first-ever National Student Leadership Summit to Combat Campus Sexual Assault at Ohio University Aug. 2-5. OHIO was chosen from dozens of potential campuses nationwide to serve as the inaugural host campus.

Alumna’s devotion to music education lives on in scholarship created through OHIO Match
Isabel Courtney Hall’s nearly seven decades of passionate devotion to music education continues through the Isabel Courtney Hall Music Education Scholarship.

Factory Street building’s history to be remembered in new Heritage College café
The building at 9 Factory Street has a storied past, and that legacy will be preserved as part of the new Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine building that will be constructed on that site.

A day to remember: Donors commit over $413K during OHIO’s first-ever Giving Day
Early reporting shows a total of 1,455 members of the Bobcat family donated $413,444.02 during the inaugural OHIO Giving Day.

V.P. for Diversity and Inclusion explains relocation of LGBT Center
V.P. for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Gigi Secuban provides an update and detailed explanation related to the relocation of the LGBT Center and use of under-utilized space in the Multicultural Center.

New appointments announced at regional campuses
Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali announced several new appointments today on OHIO’s regional campuses, providing academic and administrative leadership at the local level as the University transitions toward the One OHIO model.

The Patton College of Education organized the fourth annual Service Learning Day
The Patton College of Education hosted Service Learning Day on April 18, as teacher candidates worked with 160 Athens High School (AHS) students and a dozen community partners to promote civic engagement throughout Southeast Ohio.

Physical Education Teacher Education class organizes Bocce Tournament
The Patton College of Education’s Recreation and Sport Pedagogy Department hosted a Unified Bocce Tournament on Sunday, April 14, with athletes and guests from Expanding YOUR Horizons (EYH) competing in the event. EYH serves children and adults with developmental disabilities throughout Southeast Ohio.

Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion postpones relocation of LGBT Center
On the evening of Wednesday, April 24, OHIO Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Gigi Secuban announced the postponement of the relocation of the LGBT Center.

Apr 25, 2019
Al Letson encourages OHIO community to know when to walk or talk during Challenging Dialogues lecture
Throughout his talk, Letson gave advice to his audience on how to approach tough conversations. He explained that if people are talking about a difficult subject and it sounds like a cable news show, they’re doing it wrong.

CHSP’s Jennifaye Brown selected for national education leadership fellowship
Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) Assistant Clinical Professor Dr. Jennifaye Brown has been selected to join the next national cohort of the Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship under the American Physical Therapy Association.

iCUE Spotlight: April 26-May 2, 2019
This week's calendar features health and wellness events, the annual Race for a Reason fundraiser and a carpet and rug giveaway.

Detailed 2019 Spring Move Out Transportation & Parking Information
Spring Semester is quickly coming to an end, and thousands of Ohio University students will be moving out of campus residence halls in the coming days.

Konneker Fund to support student success initiative
The Allen Student Advising Center’s “Critical Interventions to Increase Four-Year Graduation Rates and Close Completion Gaps” proposal received $100,000 from the Konneker Fund.

Graduate assistants receive outstanding teaching award for their work
On Tuesday, April 23, four graduate students were presented with the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence in graduate teaching assistants.

President Nellis invites faculty and staff to help University reshape its future
President Nellis closes the academic year with an invitation for faculty and staff to contemplate and explore key questions that will further reshape the future of Ohio University.

Apr 26, 2019
Leadership Awards Gala honors students empowering their Bobcat community
Representatives from across the OHIO community met on April 17 to honor students who have not only excelled in their own scholastic pursuits, but have also tirelessly worked to leave a positive impact on the OHIO community and beyond.

Ohio University Innovation Center wins two major awards of excellence from InBIA
Ohio University Innovation Center wins two major awards of excellence from InBIA

CHSP's RN to BSN program expands to fill need in multiple states
As national statistics continue to show a shortage of nurses and predict the need for nurses at an all-time high, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and School of Nursing have expanded the Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to 13 new states across the U.S., bringing the program’s presence to nearly half the country.

OUPD to remove abandoned bikes on Athens Campus in May
OUPD will mark all bikes on campus with colored ribbon in early May. OUPD will remove all bikes that still have the ribbon attached to them during a sweep later in May.

Presidential Teacher Award and Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching recipients named
Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Sinan Gokkaya and Associate Professor of English at OHIO Chillicothe Dr. Tony Vinci have been awarded the Presidential Teacher Award for 2019-2022. Lecturer of Political Science Dr. Lauren Elliott-Dorans has been named the recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2019-2022.

Apr 29, 2019
OHIO announces 2019 Homecoming theme, unveils logo
More than 1,100 individuals cast votes, and Bobcat Nation has selected “1804 and So Much More” as Ohio University’s 2019 Homecoming theme.

The Patton College’s Lisa Williams named Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow
Human and Consumer Sciences Lecturer Lisa Williams was named Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow for the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Alden Library CoLab. The fellowship will last three years. The CoLab’s mission is to enable and empower students to live and grow through creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Patton College Honors Students showcase year’s research efforts in College-wide reception
The Patton College of Education hosted the Undergraduate Honors Research Reception on April 2, as members of the Michelle Connavino Honors program led presentations about their individual and group research projects. Some projects are nearing completion, while others are in their infancy.