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May 3, 2010
Athens Community Music School celebrates 30 years of excellence
The Athens Community Music School (ACMS) is celebrating three decades of excellence in music education in southeastern Ohio.

Spring Literary Festival will shine a light on best-selling authors
The annual Spring Literary Festival will welcome five critically acclaimed authors from all over the country and from various fields of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry and even translation. The festival runs May 5 through 7 and each author will present a lecture and reading.

Groundbreaking children’s books unveil tragedy of World War II
When Ohio University undergraduate Caitlin Yocco began studying how women are portrayed in French literature for children, she repeatedly stumbled upon newer illustrated storybooks that unflinchingly describe life in Europe during World War II—aimed at children. She will be one of more than 550 Ohio University students presenting work at the 2010 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on Thursday, May 13, at the Convocation Center.

Provost's research fund helps students gain experience in research and creative activity
The PURF program, established in 2001, provides funding to help students pursue extracurricular research, scholarship and creative activity to further their education and explore career opportunities. This year, 50 students were awarded a total of almost $50,000.

May 4, 2010
Expo to showcase research and creative work of 600 students
Ohio University hosts the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo annually to demonstrate the results of its student research, scholarship and creative activity inside and outside of the classroom. On May 13, about 600 undergraduates, graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows will present 500 projects this year, on topics ranging from wind power and sports tourism to how Muslim immigrant children fare in U.S. public schools.

Barbara Trube assumes assistant dean role July 1
Effective July 1, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Barbara Trube will assume new responsibilities as the Assistant Dean for Academic Engagement and Outreach for the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services (CEHS).

May 5, 2010
WOUB earns Telly Awards for educational Web site
WOUB earned three bronze Telly Awards for their work with “Spaced Out: A Cosmic Scene,” an educational Web site. The Web site is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics project that is funded by eTech Ohio and produced by the WOUB Center for Public Media.

Former child soldier of Sudan to visit OHIO
After surviving nearly impossible odds during Sudan's second civil war, Emmanuel Jal emerged with a message of hope. The former child soldier turned hip-hop artist is the keynote speaker for Ohio University's annual International Week celebration, May 8-16.

Alumni Leaders Conference a success
Forty-eight alumni leaders from across the country, including one from Germany, with graduation years ranging from 1960-2009, gathered at Ohio University for the weekend on April 22, to take part in the annual Alumni Leaders Conference.

E-publishing revolution plays out at OHIO
More than five hundred years ago, Johannes Gutenberg revolutionized publishing with a printing press that allowed for the mass production of books. Today, in an era when hundreds of thousands of books are published every year, the publishing world is undergoing another revolution, this one caused by another tool: the Internet.

May 6, 2010
Student Research and Creative Activity Expo May 13
On an average day, the Ohio University Convocation Center's claims to fame include its basketball and volleyball games. But on May 13, the athletes will surrender their home court advantage to art installations, scientific studies and a flying car?or two. For the past eight years, hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and medical students have gathered at the Convo to present their original work at Ohio University's annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo. Projects include documentary filmmaking, robotic lawn mowers, innovative theater costumes and presentations on the latest findings from medicine, astrophysics, education, and environmental science.

COAD helps campus community find child care
The child care situation in Athens is often an interesting topic of discussion, especially within the Ohio University community. Susanne Dietzel, director of the Ohio University Women's Center, said faculty, staff and students often call or stop by the center with child care questions. She said many of them don't know where to find help, especially non-traditional and graduate students.

Branching Out: A look at the Ecohouse
This video features the Ohio University Ecohouse. Resident Joe Brehm says healthy living is an important key to sustainability.

Men's basketball team to be recognized by State Senate and House of Representatives
The Ohio Senate and House of Representatives will honor the Ohio men's basketball team on Tuesday, May 11 in Columbus. Senator Jimmy Stewart and Representative Debbie Phillips recently drafted resolutions honoring the team for capturing the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championship and its play during the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

Crime alert issued for sexual assault
The Ohio University Police Department issued a crime alert after a male student reported he was sexually assaulted by two males between the evening of May 3 and the morning of May 4.

Brazill, Keller earn preseason All-America honors
Ohio punt returner LaVon Brazill and linebacker Noah Keller received national recognition from NationalChamps.net this week.

Alden Library will open at 4 p.m. Saturday
Due to emergency water main repair work on Saturday, May 8, Alden Library will be without water until 4 p.m. Therefore, we will be adjusting the hours in the Learning Commons and closing the rest of the building.

Provost announces implementation of textbook software
This week, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit sent an e-mail to faculty, staff and students that introduced a new software program, "Textbook," that will allow the university to comply with new federal regulations connected to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

Zanesville nursing alumni to celebrate 40-year anniversary
Ohio University-Zanesville nursing faculty and staff invite associate degree nursing graduates from the past 40 years to celebrate the program's 40th anniversary. Alumni and their families are invited to attend a Nursing Alumni Picnic on Friday, May 14, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Zanesville Campus on the Campus Green. The celebration will include food, fellowship and fun for the entire family.

Education major explores student disengagement in high school
Drugs. Family issues. Lack of drive or intelligence. All are often cited as reasons why high school students aren't interested in the classroom. But a new study of students in Appalachia by Ohio University graduate student Katie Hendrickson suggests that the reasons for disengagement can be more complex.

May 7, 2010
OU-COM first in state for producing rural physicians
The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine was ranked as one of the top U.S. medical schools for graduating physicians who choose to practice in rural areas.

University mourns death of theater professor
Esiaba Irobi, associate professor of International Theater, died on May 3 in Berlin at the age of 49. Irobi was internationally recognized as a director, scholar and playwright, most notably as the winner of the World Drama Trust Award for playwriting in 1992 for his play "Cemetery Road.

OHIO mourns the loss of former trustee
Donald A. Spencer, former Ohio University Board of Trustees chairman, teacher, real estate broker and civil rights activist, died Tuesday at 95. Spencer, who was the first African American to chair the university's Board of Trustees, served on the library cabinet for the Bicentennial Campaign. He also served as chair of the Ohio University Libraries National Advisory Council.

Chem-E-Car advances to national competition
Ohio University’s Chem-E-Car team will soon be competing on a national stage, following a fourth-place finish in the 2010 American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Regional Conference, held April 9-10 at Ohio University. AIChE's national Chem-E-Car competition will take place Nov. 5-8 in Salt Lake City.

President to sign ADA proclamation on Wednesday
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will sign a proclamation reaffirming the university's commitment to the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on Wednesday in the Baker University Center Theater.

Ethics center director to lecture on ethics and responsible research
Vivian Weil, the director of the Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions at the Illinois Institute of Technology, will present a free, public lecture on engineering ethics and responsible research at 7 p.m. Thursday, in Stocker Center 103.

May 8, 2010
Students practice musical meditation to relieve stress 
Ohio University students are finding a new way to alleviate stress by tapping into Kirtan, one of the world’s oldest and most sacred musical traditions. Kirtan, a call-and-response chanting first performed in India, is practiced at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Ellis Hall 111. It involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as drums and guitars.

OHIO urged to participate in Census 2010
The United States Census, which has occurred every 10 years since 1790, gives the government an accurate assessment of the number of people living in the country and provides an outline for the allocation of financial resources.

Death penalty scholar kicks off new lecture series
Capital punishment expert Austin Sarat will kick off a new lecture series sponsored by the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice and Culture at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 13, in 235 Walter Hall.

May 10, 2010
Technology upgrades moving forward at OHIO
A modern, integrated e-mail and online calendar system. Simplified and enhanced voicemail. A smarter, more sophisticated Blackboard. Better network security, speed, service and efficiency. A Student Information System that consolidates key academic and administrative tasks, and a personalized university portal that ties it all together. In the coming months, OHIO faculty, students and staff will see big changes in how they teach, learn, work and communicate.

ARC celebrates its grand opening
On Saturday, more than 300 donors and the Ohio University community members celebrated the grand opening of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations and Charles R. and Marilyn Y. Stuckey Academic and Research Center (ARC). The facility represents a historic partnership with the College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) and the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Russ College alumnus, faculty and staff honored for accomplishments
An alumnus, faculty and staff from Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology were honored Friday night for their achievements. Alumnus David Pidwell was honored as a distinguished graduate, the highest honor the college can bestow on its graduates.

Doctoral student examines using gold to eliminate cancerous tum
Gold isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of treatments for cancer. But researchers at Ohio University are exploring whether the metallic element can actually save lives. Michael Carlson, a third-year doctoral student in chemistry and biochemistry at Ohio University, is studying how small particles of gold, heated by a laser, can kill malignant cancer cells.

Athletics compliance director wins Eugene marathon
Ohio University Athletics Director of Compliance Craig Leon won the Eugene Marathon in Oregon on May 2. The Van Wert, Ohio, native defeated more than 2,300 runners with a time of 2:23.15.

President issues statement about festival behavior
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis issued this statement about recent festival events in the Athens community.

Applications sought to help math teachers incorporate technology
Applications are being accepted through May 31 for the Quantifying Uncertainty and Analyzing Numerical Trends program, which is designed for math teachers of grades 8 through 12. The year-long program is based at Ohio University-Chillicothe.

Green Day grows from Chillicothe class project
Students in faculty member Tom Brown's Technical and Applied Studies seminar are sponsoring "Green Day" from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 in the Stevenson Center computer lab, patio and parking lot in front of the building. A key feature of the day's events is the emphasis on practical steps that individuals can take to become more environmentally-friendly.

Ohio's Eldemire, Moulton rake in honors
Ohio outfielder Gauntlett Eldemire and pitcher Jason Moulton were named MAC East Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, while Eldemire was also named a National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball.

May 11, 2010
Fundraising Report: March 2010
The March 2010 fundraising report.

Fundraising graphs: March 2010
Fundraising graphs: March 2010

Fundraising report: March 2010
Fundraising report: March 2010

Alumna funds scholarships to motivate and encourage future educators
Along with her husband Jim, Carolyn Balogh has endowed a new $50,000 scholarship. The second scholarship established by the Baloghs, it will be awarded to undergraduates in the College of Education from the Cleveland area majoring in middle or early childhood education.

Ohio University fundraising report: March
The Office of Development shares its most recent fundraising report.

Engineering students help area teen fulfill dream
Trent Glaze never thought he would be able to play his favorite sport, basketball, again. Glaze, a student at Fairfield Union High School in Lancaster, Ohio, suffers from muscular dystrophy. But this spring, Glaze was able to shoot a basketball for the first time since his diagnosis with the help of a robotic wheelchair attachment designed by five engineering undergraduate students at Ohio University.

Zanesville campus to launch lIterary publication
Lisa Stein, Editor of Zane Traces, and the Zane Traces Crew; Crystal Gearhart, John Stanton, Justin Vandagriff and Tom Sawyers; invite the community to attend the Zane Traces 2010 Launching Event on Thursday, May 13.

May 12, 2010
Outstanding administrators to be recognized
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. May 12 in the Baker Center Ballroom. The event recognizes administrators employed for 10 years or more for their service to the institution, and recognizes retiring administrators.

Outstanding administrators to be recognized
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. May 12 in the Baker Center Ballroom. The event recognizes administrators employed for 10 years or more for their service to the institution, and recognizes retiring administrators.

Lectures highlight Eastern European culture and politics
The third of four lectures in the current Global Awareness Program series is today from noon to 2 p.m. in Baker University Center 231. Rudiger Steinmetz, professor of media studies and media culture for the Institute of Communications at the University of Leipzig in Germany, will speak about the ways peaceful revolution worked to unify Germany after the Cold War.

Ohio men's basketball team honored by state senate
The Ohio Senate honored the Ohio University men's basketball team this afternoon in Columbus. Senator Jimmy Stewart and Representative Debbie Phillips honored the team with a copy of the recently-drafted resolution which was bestowed upon the team for capturing the 2010 Mid-American Conference Championship and advancing in the NCAA Tournament.

Eastern Theater presents 'Inventing Van Gogh'
The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern Campus will close its 2009—2010 season with Steven Dietz’s haunting drama “Inventing Van Gogh.” Performances are scheduled for May 13- 15 and 20- 22 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Keeping the campuses informed
The new home of OHIO news, Ohio University Compass, features events, announcements and professional achievements prominently. But how do you ensure that your personal accomplishment, conference's call for papers or organization's event will be made available for the entire community to see?

Sculptor to unveil outdoor art piece on Thursday
Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art will host the unveiling of a large-scale outdoor art installation by American sculptor DeWitt Godfrey at 7 p.m. Thursday. Godfrey's installation "Buttress" is next to the museum in The Ridges and can be viewed during daylight hours through May 2011.

Ohio Volleyball exhibits excellence in latest APR release
According to the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released Wednesday afternoon, the Ohio volleyball squad earned the NCAA's Public Recognition Award for having a rate that ranks in the top 10 percent of all volleyball programs nationally.

First Diversity Initiatives Conference addresses key issues
Nearly 300 attendees gathered in Baker University Center on May 7-8 for the inaugural "Building Community Through Diversity Initiatives" conference. The event sought to bring together a community of students from all Ohio University campuses to present their work on diversity, multiculturalism, intersectionality, and identity in a professional setting.

Top administrators honored at ceremony
Units from every cross-section of campus as well as the regional campuses were represented at the annual Administrator Awards ceremony on Wednesday afternoon in the Baker University Center Ballroom. The event recognized administrators employed for 10 years or more in five-year increments for their service to the institution, as well as retiring administrators.

May 13, 2010
OHIO celebrates the Americans with Disabilities Act
On Wednesday evening Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and several members of the OHIO community signed a proclamation of recommitment to the full implementation of the American Disabilities Act (ADA).

Iraqi professor to discuss Arab elections, environment
On leave from the violence in Iraq, Dr. Salam Bash Al-Maliky is an eyewitness to the struggles of his country. Dr. Al-Maliky, an associate professor in the Department of Engineering and the Global Leadership Center’s leader in residence, will hold a forum about elections in Iraq and other Arab nations at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 14, at Walter Hall Room 145.

Stephen Wing donates $25 thousand to Global Leadership Center
A $25,000 gift to the Global Leadership Center has been made by Stephen Wing in memory of his wife – Ohio University alumna and nationally respected social worker Elinda Wing, who passed away in June 2009 from sarcoma cancer.

Study documents widespread extinction of lizards
A major survey of lizard populations worldwide has found an alarming pattern of population extinctions attributable to rising temperatures. If current trends continue, 20 percent of all lizard species could go extinct by 2080, according to an international research team that includes biologists at University of California, Santa Cruz, and Ohio University.

May 14, 2010
Faculty Excellence Award selection process under way
Endowed by the class of 1950, the Class of 1950 Faculty Excellence Award is given to one faculty member a year and focuses on rewarding professors based solely on excellence in teaching, rather than on research. 2009 recipient Lawrence Wood, an assistant professor in the McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, said that winning the award has been one of the highlights of his professional career. 

Best By 05 29 10
Get up close and personal with the senior graphic design class during the opening of the 2010 Graphic Design BFA Exhibition beginning on Tuesday, May 18.

Dance into spring!
The Ohio University School of Dance presents its Spring Dance and Senior Concert, which includes choreography and performances by the 2010 senior class, guest artists and students, at 8 p.m. May 20 through 22 at the Shirley Wimmer Theater, located in Putnam Hall. On Saturday, May 22 there will be an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m.

University celebrates its commitment to public service at alumni luncheon
Ohio University welcomed 150 alumni and friends to the alumni luncheon at the Athletic Club of Columbus.

Ohio EPA awards university more than $393,000 for stream restoration project
Ohio EPA has awarded a $393,875 grant to Ohio University’s Office of Research and Sponsored Programs to help reduce the impact of acid mine drainage on Raccoon Creek’s headwater region in Hocking County.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Week runs May 17-21
Coordinated by the Health Promotion Department, a division of Student Affairs, HIV/AIDS Awareness Week aims to raise awareness about the disease within the university community, while promoting compassion, education and support.

May 17, 2010
Black Alumni Reunion is this weekend
Black Alumni Reunion weekend is May 21-23 and alumni will travel to Athens from all over the nation to participate in the reunion that is held every three years.

OHIO to honor student leaders on Wednesday
Ohio University is slated to honor OHIO's student leadership at the Leadership Awards Gala, which will be held 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, in Baker University Center Ballroom.

Taste of Study Abroad showcases food, travel options
University Communications and Marketing student intern Aaron Krumheuer shares his first-person account of Taste of Study Abroad, an International Week event hosted by the Office of Study Abroad.

President Emeritus Vernon Alden to return to campus on Thursday
President Emeritus Vernon Alden will join with the Friends of the Libraries to celebrate their 30th anniversary and to assist in the recognition of University Archives Day on Thursday.

WellWorks to host Walk for Your Cause on Tuesday
WellWorks is hosting "Walk for Your Cause" Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event gives participants an opportunity to earn money for their favorite charity.

Art and energy featured at Zanesville Campus
Ohio University-Zanesville's Third Thursday event series is designed to provide educational, cultural and diversity programming to the community. The Third Thursday event for May will feature the Eastern Ohio Art Guild and Dr. Gordon Aubrect, II of Ohio State University.

Students to help Hurricane Katrina victims during Memorial Day Weekend
Re New Orleans will host a Benefit Dinner Monday in the Old Nelson Dining Room to help raise funds for its community service trip to New Orleans. Re New Orleans is a group of 55 students who are passionate about helping Hurricane Katrina survivors. The students plan on taking a four-day trip to New Orleans in order to do community service during Memorial Day weekend, May 28-31.

List of Student Research and Creative Activity Expo winners
For the past nine years, hundreds of undergraduate, graduate and medical students have gathered at the Convocation Center to present their original work at Ohio University's annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo. Visit http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/grantdev/studentexpo.cfm to read about the winning projects.

May 18, 2010
Cutting-edge symposium in its second year at Scripps
The Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media is made possible by a gift of $495,000 to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism from R. Smith “Smitty” Schuneman and his wife, Patricia.

Ohio University fundraising report: April
The Office of Development shares its most recent fundraising report.

April Fundraising Report
The full April fundraising report.

Fundraising Report: April
The full April fundraising report.

April fundraising graphs
The April fundraising report graphs.

Full April Fundraising Report
Full April Fundraising Report

New software provides quick look at book prices
Software engineers from the Office of Information Technology had a straightforward goal for the new program that provides textbook prices to students – make it simple and easy to use.

Student Senate elections to take place Thursday online
Ohio University Student Senate online elections will take place from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday at http://www.ohio.edu/students/. The election will feature the platforms of two political parties, SOUND and PEAR.

Teach for America to host two online sessions
Teach for America will hold two online informational and professional development webinar events on Wednesday and May 25.

Survey highlights campus safety concerns
While most people feel safe on Ohio University’s campus during the day, adequate lighting at night is still a top concern according to a recent campus safety perception survey of more than 1,300 faculty, staff and students.

May 19, 2010
Teaching excellence
On May 13, the Center for Teaching and Learning in Alden Library celebrated excellence in teaching with the annual naming of OHIO's University Professors. Four faculty members were given the prestigious honor, which was awarded by the center and selected by the student body.

Foundation Matters: Ohio alumni continue to transform lives in difficult times
Foundation Matters: Ohio alumni continue to transform lives in difficult times

Meal plans not just for students
. Whether you enjoy a daily coffee experience at The Front Room or are looking for a quick lunch with colleagues, a Dining Services meal plan provides staff and faculty with the option to determine how and where you want to eat while providing substantial savings.

Online open enrollment returns
Human Resources has brought back online open enrollment for health insurance. The enrollment, which runs May 17-28, replaces a paper version of the process that was used last year.

Student organizations to host free rap concert on Thursday
<i>Backdrop Magazine,</i> University Programs Council, ImPRessions and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board will host the inaugural MAYDAY spring concert at McCracken Field on Thursday.

Nine named to University Environmental Scan Team
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has appointed nine individuals to the serve on the University Environmental Scan Team. The team will serve a vital role in the university's Multi-Year Planning approach that will lead to expenditure and revenue assumptions for the next three to five years.

Lausche to close for annual maintenance on June 13
Ohio University's Lausche Heating Plant will be shut down for the second consecutive year for annual maintenance beginning Sunday, June 13. Cooling, hot water and heating will be affected in some buildings for about 14 days.

Ohio Athletics mourns loss of team doctor Steve Carin
Ohio Athletics lost one of its own last weekend, with the passing of longtime team doctor Steven Carin at age 67.

Recycling a priority as school year ends
Now that spring quarter is drawing to a close, the university's Recycling & Refuse Department wants to remind everyone about the importance of recycling.

Vibrant street fair punctuates week's worth of international programming
This past Saturday, the International Street Fair punctuated a week's worth of cultural programming comprising Ohio University's annual International Week celebration.

May 20, 2010
University Archives Day 2010 [Libraries]
Ohio University Libraries will host University Archives Day 2010 Thursday, May 20, 4:30-6:30pm, Alden Library 4th floor Leisure Reading Area, presented in cooperation with the Friends of the University Libraries. The event will feature a large display of historic Ohio University images, magazines, programs, posters, and items from the University Archives at Alden Library and hosted by University Archivist Bill Kimok.

Lancaster campus students and staff participate in Healthy Ohio Walk
On May 19 Ohio University Lancaster Campus students, staff and community partners participated for the first time in the Healthy Ohio Fitness Walk, held at noon on tracks and trails around the state.

Students honored for leadership at awards gala
The 27th Annual Leadership Awards Gala honored more than 40 students, faculty and staff members and four groups at Wednesday’s ceremony in the Baker University Center. The gala was organized by the Campus Involvement Center and the Division of Student Affairs and honored the outstanding work of individuals as well as student organizations in the Ohio University community.

27th Annual Leadership Awards Gala winners
The 27th Annual Leadership Awards Gala honored more than 40 students, faculty and staff members and four groups at Wednesday’s ceremony in the Baker University Center.

May 21, 2010
Alumna to screen civil rights documentary
As part of this weekend’s Black Alumni Reunion, College of Fine Arts alumna Robin Smith will present her award-winning documentary “Come Walk in my Shoes” at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Athena Cinema on Court Street.

Visiting theater artist presents works on economic crisis
The School of Theater and School of Interdisciplinary Arts, with support from Arts for Ohio will host the groundbreaking theater artist John Malpede in a residency from Sunday through Wednesday.

Playwrights’ Fest showcases talents of students
The School of Theater's annual Seabury Quinn Jr. Playwrights' Festival will be held Thursday, May 27 through Saturday, May 29. The festival features three days of outstanding student work, including two full productions of student-written plays.

SOUND party dominates Student Senate elections
The SOUND political party was the big winner in the 2010-11 Ohio University Student Senate elections, winning 33 of 34 positions on Thursday.

Jeff DiGiovanni studies how to improve hearing aid technologies
Those with hearing loss struggle to understand group discussions or conversations in a crowd, as they can’t pick out a voice from background noises. Ohio University researcher Jeff DiGiovanni has been working to overcome these problems and improve hearing aid technology by testing two audiology theories in his lab.

Brazill, Bobcats rack up preseason honors from Phil Steele
Ohio punt returner LaVon Brazill earned his second preseason All-America honor, while several of his teammates were also recognized as Phil Steele released his preseason honors Wednesday as part of his 2010 College Football Preview.

May 23, 2010
Volunteers needed to work Commencement ceremonies
The Ohio University Commencement Committee needs volunteers to work the three commencement ceremonies, June 11-12.

Great Job!
Marlene Swartz, administrative associate in the College of Education is the April Classified Employee of the Month.

May 24, 2010
LEED certification sought on three OHIO construction projects
One year after committing to LEED certification, Ohio University's initial endeavors in green building design are underway. The university is seeking LEED certification on three buildings: the former Sigma Chi Fraternity house, the Schoonover Center for Communication, and an addition to the Technical Studies building on the Chillicothe campus.

OHIO encourages STI testing, awareness
"One in two sexually active young people will get an STD by 25. Most won't know it." It's the focus of a recent ad by Get Yourself Tested (GYT), a national informational campaign promoting testing and treatment among young adults for sexually transmitted infections (STIs). It's also fodder for a new OHIO website, dedicated to educating the campus community on STIs.

Senior Week starts Tuesday
As commencement nears, Ohio University seniors are starting to say farewell to the community that has been their home the last four years. Senior Week, organized by the Alumni Association, with the cooperation of several other university departments, offers students a chance to reflect on their time at OHIO, prepare to enter the "real world" and to cut loose and enjoy themselves.

James Rankin to leave university for Arkansas post
James M. Rankin, Ohio University associate dean for research, graduate studies, and planning, in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology and Professor of Electrical Engineering, has accepted the position of vice provost for research and economic development at the University of Arkansas.

Alumnus donates logo book collection to Southern campus
Ohio University’s Southern campus is now home to what is being called one of the world’s largest collections of logo design and corporate identity books thanks to a generous donation from David Carter.

May 25, 2010
Candidates for Vice President for Finance and Administration to visit Athens campus
Finalists for the position of Vice President for Finance and Administration will visit the Ohio University Athens campus during the coming weeks, beginning May 26. The finalists were selected by a university-wide search committee chaired by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit.

Trading up
Students enrolled in the spring COMS 101 sections were presented with an interesting challenge: to work as groups to take ordinary objects around campus and "trade up" for more valuable objects to be donated to Athens' local Good Works charity.

Ohio University College of Education receives continuing accreditation
Ohio University’s College of Education and Education Unit received official full continuing accreditation from the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) on May 7.

Three students win the NOAA Ernest F. Hollings scholarship
Sophomore Ohio University students Rachel Ackerman, Vanessa Vanyo, and Alex Wovrosh are 2010 NOAA Ernest F. Hollings scholarship winners. This scholarship increases undergraduate training in oceanic and atmospheric science, research, technology, and education and foster multidisciplinary training opportunities.

City restricts left turns from Dairy Lane onto Richland Avenue
On Tuesday, the City of Athens announced that they will begin restricting left turns from Dairy Lane onto Richland Avenue from 7 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Third OHIO student wins Critical Language Scholarship
Sophomore Michael Lupsa is one of three Ohio University students and 575 in the nation to receive a 2010 Critical Language Scholarship. The Critical Language Scholarships for Intensive Summer Institutes is a United States Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs program. It offers intensive overseas summer studies to U.S. students in an array of languages that are critical to U.S. security.

May 26, 2010
Eldemire, Maddox III named first-team All-MAC
Ohio junior outfielders Gauntlett Eldemire and Robert Maddox III were both named first team All-Mid-American Conference Tuesday evening by virtue of a vote of the league’s 12 head coaches.

Nursing program celebrates anniversary
Pre-nursing students at Ohio University celebrated their first National Nurses Week this year. The week of recognition to the healthcare professional is held annually between May 6-12.

Eland honored for promoting osteopathic medicine
David C. Eland, D.O., FAOO, professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, received the Osteopathic Spirit Award for 2010-2011 because of a “dynamic” nomination from outside the field of medicine.

Engineering professor recognized by Ohio Senate
State Senator Jimmy Stewart presented a resolution on the Ohio Senate floor yesterday to Isreal Urieli, an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio University.

Ohio State game set for noon on Big Ten Network
The Bobcats football game at Ohio State on Sept. 18 has officially been set for noon and will be televised by the Big Ten Network.

May 27, 2010
Seniors vie for prizes in Twitter contest
Ohio University Communications and Marketing is getting in on the spirit of commencement 2010 with a Twitter contest for seniors. Once a week, @ohiou, the university’s Twitter persona, tweets a new question about the university and provides a hashtag respondents must include in their answer. A winner is then chosen from respondents.

University to implement new Copy/Print Management Program
In an effort to find creative ways to reduce expenditures, the university community will be asked to move to a cost savings measure of a Copy/Print Management Program. This is a collaborative effort being led by the Office of Information Technology, Printing Services and Procurement Services.

Students to lend a hand in Louisiana
A group of 54 conscientious Ohio University students is heading to Louisiana today to help with the oil spill cleanup efforts.

Winner of the Common Experience Design Contest Announced [Libraries]
Congratulations to Kate Gulino, junior Philosophy major and the winner of the apocalypse-themed Common Experience Project design contest. Eleven OHIO students submitted poster and logo designs for the contest.

New Orleans or bust
Michael Conte was one of 50 conscientious OHIO students who left for New Orleans on Thursday afternoon to lend assistance to Hurricane Katrina victims and assist in the off-shore oil leak cleanup efforts in the Gulf of Mexico. The students raised more than $12,000 for travel expenses and lodging.

May 28, 2010
Former Sigma Chi fraternity given new life with LEED renovation
Formerly the Sigma Chi fraternity house, 15 Park Place is the first of three Ohio University buildings to undergo the LEED certification process.

University closed on Memorial Day
Ohio University will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the national Memorial Day holiday. The closure includes all five regional campuses and the College of Osteopathic Medicine. The university will reopen Tuesday, June 1, operating under normally scheduled hours.

Philosopher, evolution expert to discuss Darwin, intelligent design June 2
Philosopher and evolution expert Elliot Sober will discuss Charles Darwin and intelligent design at noon on Wednesday, June 2, in the Ohio University Baker Center Ballroom as part of the Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies’ Kitzmiller Lecture Series.

Network upgrade ahead of schedule
OHIO's NextGen network upgrade is bringing better network performance to the university faster than expected. According to OIT's interim director of infrastructure, Rick Manderick, the project is about a month ahead of schedule on the Athens campus.

Managerial Essentials Program for administrators starts June 17
The Managerial Essentials Program, offered by University Human Resources Leadership and Staff Development, will begin June 17. This new program examines leadership from an operational perspective, while enhancing managerial skills.

2010 Soul of Athens launches Tuesday
Soul of Athens, an award winning multimedia web magazine, launches its 2010 volume June 1. The website, www.2010.soulofathens.com, is in its fourth year of production. Soul of Athens has been recognized internationally for its work in photojournalism, multimedia packaging, documentary and feature videos as well as overall excellence in storytelling.

ONCA recognizes students and faculty at lunch
The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) and the U.S. Fulbright Programs recognized more than 130 students and several faculty members at its annual Celebration and Appreciation Lunch on Thursday in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Sightlines to present facilities investment findings
The campus community is invited to attend a presentation on the results of a study on Ohio University's investment in facilities from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday in Bentley Hall 132. The study was performed by the Sightlines Consulting Group, which was commissioned by the Ohio Board of Regents to analyze the facilities investment of the state's public universities. The group also performed specific analyses at each public university.

Local author's book named Book of the Year
On May 26, Athens author John Thorndike’s memoir, "The Last of His Mind: A Year in the Shadow of Alzheimer’s," was named a 2009 Book of the Year by ForeWord Reviews.