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May 1, 2012
Annual Scripps Celebration honors alumni, faculty, staff
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University recognized outstanding faculty and staff and inducted an alumnus and a foundation into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame on Sunday, April 29, at the Scripps College Celebration in Baker Center on the Ohio University campus.

Ohio University Multimedia Society networks in D.C.
Students in the Ohio University Multimedia Society (OUMS), most of whom study in the School of Visual Communication, traveled to the nation’s capital April 19-22 for networking opportunities and tours of companies that utilize multimedia.

College of Fine Arts celebrates 75 years
On April 13-15, Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts welcomed alumni and friends from as far away as Texas and California to celebrate the College of Fine Arts 75 years of inspiring lives.

Genomics Facility celebrates five years of biological research advances
Located on the top floor of Porter Hall, the Genomics Facility may be unfamiliar to some Ohio University faculty and students, but for those who conduct research on genetic issues—from plant biology and human pathogens to the biological roots of social anxiety—the facility has made a big impact on their work since its launch five years ago.

Innovation Engine program seeks digital media startups for summer boot camp
Entrepreneurs can access up to $20,000 in seed funding, expert coaching

University named the world’s best postgraduate sports course provider
Ohio was the sole course provider to get 100 per cent of its 2009 graduates full-time jobs within the sports industry just 12 weeks after graduating and its MBA and Master of Sports Administration also achieved the highest total satisfaction percentage.

May 2, 2012
Concur reports must be submitted by July 1
The Office of Procurement Services reminds Ohio University that as the University approaches the Fiscal Year end that all Concur reports must be created, submitted and approved for transactions that post to an faculty or staff member's PCard or occur as reimbursables prior to July 1, 2012.

Transportation and Parking Services provide safe and reliable opportunities for students
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services encourages everyone to take advantage of free transportation opportunities offered year round.

Patton College to host Art Extravaganza Monday
The Patton College of Education will host its sixth annual Art Extravaganza from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 7, in the McCracken Hall lobby.

May 3, 2012
May 7 event looks at upcoming IT improvements and changes
New wireless, an updated Blackboard, web collaboration tools, a possible replacement for McAfee Virus Scan/Virex, and security topics like network registration, NESSUS scans, and personal encryption software all are on the agenda for the OIT's spring NextGen Information Session.

President and Mayor address unacceptable behavior
On Thursday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl sent an email to the entire OHIO community regarding behavior at fests.

Insurance requirements for consultants and non-consultants initiated
Ohio University has recently initiated insurance requirements for non-consultants and consultants as they relate to non-construction projects.

May Alumni Association newsletter now available
The May issue of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s newsletter, "OHIO Alumni," is available now to view online.

OUAA offers Senior Gift packages through the Bobcat Store
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is helping send off seniors with special offers for Senior Gifts at the online Bobcat Store.

Sustainability Council seeks feedback from regional campuses
The Presidential Advisory Council for Sustainability Planning (PACSP) has been working alongside more than 60 students, faculty, staff and community members for the past few months in an effort to develop the first draft of the Ohio University Climate Action Plan (CAP).

Vice president of student affairs leaves a legacy
Nearly two dozen students gathered in the lobby of Perkins Hall on East Green Tuesday night for a farewell gathering featuring Kent Smith, vice president of student affairs at Ohio University.

Spring Dance Concert is May 18 and 19
The Ohio University School of Dance will present its annual Spring Concert on May 18 and 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater in Putnam Hall.

Sign up for emergency text messages is quick, easy
With spring and summer comes the threat of severe weather. The Department of Risk Management and Safety wants to ensure that all Ohio University faculty and staff receive any emergency text messages.

Pain, Death & Healing photo exhibit on display
An exhibit of renowned photojournalist Lynn Johnson's work is on display on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

Lancaster campus baseball team wins first division championship
The Ohio University Lancaster baseball team has won its first division championship.

May 4, 2012
University bans use of 15-passenger vans
A new vehicle policy signed by President Roderick J. McDavis will ban the use of 15-passenger vans at the University effective July 1. This letter from Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Safety Joe Adams explains why the decision was made.

Three OU-HCOM students selected as Albert Schweitzer Fellow
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced that three students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) are among the next class of 16 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows.

2012 graduates need to purchase cap and gown
If you are interested in participating in the Commencement ceremony, and have not yet purchased your cap and gown visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/ohiocapgown.

Annual International Week begins May 13
The 2012 International Week, "Bobcat Tales: Celebrating Ohio's International History," will host a series of cultural events from May 13 until May 20. This annual celebration will offer music, food, crafts and speakers from over 100 countries.

Alumni and Friends establish fund for Galbreath Memorial Chapel
An annual giving program that aims to benefit The Helen Mauck Galbreath Memorial Chapel Building (commonly known as Galbreath Chapel) has been established by a group of Ohio University alumni and friends to support and enhance the revered space located on the University's College Green in Athens.

School of Music students thankful for past OHIO president's philanthropy
Robert Glidden, OHIO's 19th President, and his wife, Rene, established the Robert and Rene Glidden Endowed Music Scholarship to help ensure music majors can get have access to a college degree. The newest recipients have been announced.

A look back at Earth Month 2012
This April, community and University organizations collaborated to bring nearly 90 sustainability-themed events to campus as part of Ohio University's annual Earth Month celebration.

OHIO's summer programs offer go-getters early college experiences
This summer, students are once again being offered an opportunity to engage in the college experience ahead of time, through Ohio University’s Early Start and Honors Academy programs.

Sexual Assault Prevention Campaign launches informational website
Ohio University recently added an online component to an ongoing communications campaign aimed at preventing sexual assault.

May 7, 2012
New Konneker Fund supports innovative learning and discovery
New Konneker Fund supports innovative learning and discovery

President updates OHIO on chief of staff search
On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff the updating them on the progress of the search committee for a chief of staff and special assistant to the president.

Check out the latest Environmental Health and Safety newsletter
The spring issue of the Environmental Health and Safety newsletter is now available. This issue addresses cigarettes, allergies and snakes.

Student Expo announces 2012 award recipients
Student Expo announces 2012 award recipients

Mill Fest Green Team volunteers needed Saturday
Ohio University is seeking faculty and staff members to serve on its Green Team this weekend at Mill Fest. Each person will be paid $50 for a four-hour shift.

Classified Senate searching for new members
Classified Senate is looking for new members to fill positions set to expire at the end of June.

Chemical engineering students place at regional chemical car competition
Sophomores and juniors studying chemical engineering at Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology are headed to a national chemical car competition after placing third at the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) student regionals April 20-21 at the University of Akron.

Bike Rodeo rides into Athens Community Center
The 11th annual Athens Bike Rodeo rides into the Athens Community Center, Saturday, May 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine.

Robe Leadership Institute scholars visit San Diego, meet with industry leaders
Students who took part in the fall Robe Leadership Institute's seminar class  traveled to San Diego over spring break for lessons in corporate leadership.<br />

Health kiosk installed in Academic & Research Center; part of Russ College research project
A kiosk that measures blood pressure, weight and body fat composition has been installed in the Academic & Research Center (ARC), near room 145. The kiosk is part of a collaborative project between the Russ College and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to build an affordable health kiosk.

May 8, 2012
Mechanical engineering students to demonstrate senior capstone designs Saturday
Eight teams of senior mechanical engineering students from Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology will show off their original, assistive technology projects on Saturday, beginning at 10 a.m. at Stocker Center.

Check out the latest news from Ohio University Press
Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press.

Campus visits for finalists for vice president for student affairs announced
The search committee for the vice president for student affairs has announced that three finalists have been selected for campus visits on May 11, 14 and 16.

Great job Kristin Roberts!
Kristin Roberts is the January Classified Employee of the Month. Read more about her in this Q&A.

May 9, 2012
Successful collaboration celebrated by Scripps College and Guyana officials
On Tuesday, May 1, Dr. Paloma Mohamed joined Scripps College of Communication staff and Guyana’s Ambassador to the United States Barney Karran, in celebrating a recent collaborative project between the University of Guyana and the Scripps College of Communication.

OHIO celebrates 27th Spring Literary Festival May 9-11
May 9 through May 11, the Program in Creative Writing at Ohio University will present the 27th Spring Literary Festival, featuring the prestigious writers Denise Duhamel, Terrance Hayes, Amy Hempel, Richard Rodriguez and Susan Orlean.

Professor to address American war on Tuesday
Brian McAllister Linn will present, "The American Way of War: Creating a Vision of Conflict," at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at Baker University Center 231. The talk is sponsored by the Ohio University Contemporary History Institute.

Professor to speak about male reproduction during the Cold War
Carolyn Herbst Lewis, assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University, will present "Showing Men the Love: Male Reproductive Health and Sexual Citizenship in Cold War America," at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 10 in Baker University Center 231. The talk is sponsored by the Contemporary History Institute.

Ben Wallace to be second speaker in Alden Library Graduate Student Research Series
Ohio University Libraries and the Graduate Student Senate (GSS), will be hosting Ben Wallace as the second speaker in the Graduate Student Research Series @ Alden.

Youngest Hiroshima bomb survivor to give keynote address at International Week
Koko Kondo, the youngest survivor of the World War II nuclear bomb attack in Hiroshima, will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2012 International Week. She will present, "Sixty-Seven Years After the A-Bomb: Personal Thoughts and Reflections on Hiroshima," at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

OHIO renews call for Green Team volunteers
On Wednesday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding reissued their request that Athens campus faculty and staff volunteer as Green Team members.

Engineering students design to make a difference for local businesses
This Saturday, Ohio University's senior mechanical engineering majors will showcase their capstone design projects – the culmination of an entire academic year's worth of research, planning and development. But their final student contribution will far outlast their days at Russ College.

OHIO paints the town purple in preparation for Friday's Relay for Life
Ohio University is painting the town purple to raise awareness for its 10th annual Relay for Life event on Friday, May 11.

May 10, 2012
Emeriti Association induction ceremony is May 17
The Ohio University Emeriti Association will induct 48 new members on Thursday, May 17.

Alumni Association’s Monomoy Weekend is June 22-24
The annual Monomoy Weekend, hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England, will be June 22-24 in Chatham, Mass.

Alumni Association partners with Passion Works Studio
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is teaming up with Passion Works Studio to produce unique OHIO-themed products for the online Bobcat Store.

Communications Studies students raise money for Big Brothers Big Sisters
Students in Communication Studies Professor Candice Thomas-Maddox’s COMS 405 class at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center are trying to make a fundraising hole-in-one for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Fairfield County. The Meeting and Event Planning Class is putting together a golf outing benefit for the child mentoring organization.

Stalwart OHIO supporter funds student scholarships for the University’s Promise Lives Campaign
Charles “Chuck” Stuckey and his wife Marilyn are no strangers to Ohio University – nor are they unfamiliar with giving back to his alma mater. The Stuckeys’ most recent gift – $2 million toward the University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – will go to four separate student scholarships, including one for the regional campus that gave Charles Stuckey his start.

Students invited to taste new cultures Wednesday
On Wednesday, the Ohio University community will have an opportunity to savor both culture and cuisine at "A Taste of Study Abroad."

International Photography Contest winners announced
Winners of the 2012 Office of Education Abroad International Photography Contest will be recognized Monday at an open house reception at Court Street Coffee.

May 11, 2012
YouTube physics and astronomy mini-movies highlight commitment to local community
The Department of Physics and Astronomy has launched a new mini-movies series about activities, tours and demonstrations from the department’s recent open house event.

New scholarship honors advocacy of OU-HCOM dean
Jack Brose, D.O., the departing executive dean for health affairs at Ohio University and dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), has a new scholarship for medical students who want to become primary care physicians named in his honor.

OU-HCOM physiology professor named educator of the year
Richard Klabunde, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), received the 2012 Arthur C. Guyton Physiology Educator of the Year award from the American Physiological Society (APS).

Mike Schmidt named to the 2012 MAC Hall of Fame class
Former Ohio University Baseball All-American Mike Schmidt was named to the 2012 Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame Induction Class today. Schmidt will be inducted into the MAC Hall of Fame on Thursday, May 17, at the Cleveland Renaissance Hotel.

Industrial and systems engineering alumna named Aerospace Pioneer of the Year
Toni (Smith) Brown, a 1980 industrial and systems engineering graduate of Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, recently received top honors from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) for her work in aerospace assembly and automation technology.

Consul-general of Japan to speak on campus Monday
Kuninori Matsuda, consul-general of Japan in Detroit, will speak about the importance of learning Japanese in America at 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 14, in Alden Library 319.

Chemical engineering graduate student wins National Science Foundation fellowship
A chemical engineering doctoral candidate has won a prestigious national fellowship from the National Science Foundation and the East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes.

May 14, 2012
Administrative Service Awards Ceremony is May 16
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. May 16 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.

VisCom student’s project featured on New York Times’ Lens blog
When School of Visual Communications (VisCom) student Ian Bates first stumbled on Cameron Bosser and J.R. Harrison making a carrot canon in Bosser’s yard last October, he was simply looking for something to photograph. Six months later those same photographs graced The New York Times’ Lens blog.

Three sisters create endowed scholarship in honor of their father’s legacy
The Mann family proves that Bobcat pride runs deep. Sisters Julie Mann, Lisa Mann McCormick and Caroline Mann all attended Ohio University, following in the footsteps of their father, Hanly Mann.

Sustainably growing a common experience
Picture a campus where students from every major are introduced to sustainability issues and concepts - plant biology students engaged in service learning help at the Athens Farmer’s Market, business students provide entrepreneurial advice to facilitate the success of local green businesses, and student publications provide in-depth coverage on everything from the local slow food movement to advances made by engineering professors in green technology.

Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak event is May 17
The Athens City Commission on Disabilities is sponsoring the third annual Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at the Athens Community Center on East State Street in Athens, Ohio.

May 15, 2012
Ohio University hosts BioVenture and Innovation Showcase
Ohio University hosts BioVenture and Innovation Showcase

New Ohio University academic program will target diabetes care
Responding to escalating rates of diabetes in Appalachia and nationwide, Ohio University will begin offering an undergraduate certificate this fall that focuses on the disease and its management.

Juried student art exhibition opens at Lancaster campus
A photograph of a baby with angel wings, a painting of the earth in outer space and a pencil sketch of an ode to Charlie Chaplin will all be hanging on the walls of the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts as part of a Juried Student Art Exhibition at Ohio University Lancaster.

Registrar updates OHIO on Faculty and Advising Center outage and enhancements
On Tuesday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an email to all OHIO faculty and staff informing them of a a Faculty and Advising Center outage.

Athens campus faculty and staff asked to participate in Risk Management and Safety survey
On Tuesday, Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Safety Joe Adams sent an email to all Athens campus faculty and staff informing them of a Risk Management and Safety survey.

Culture Showcase Series and Authors@Alden to host 'Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana'
The Authors@Alden Series and the Culture Showcase Series are combining for a celebration of music, dance and performance called "Music and Dance Traditions of Ghana" from 2-3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 24, on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

May 16, 2012
University to hold next RCM Open Forums May 22
The University community is invited to attend Responsibility Center Management (RCM) Open Forums in Bentley Hall, room 124, on Tuesday, May 22 at noon and 4 p.m.

Ohio University Lancaster student first to register for semester classes
An Ohio University Lancaster campus student transitioning to Athens was the first student to register for classes under the new semester system. Zachary Riffle, of Circleville, said it was a simple process and went off without a hitch.

OU-HCOM assistant dean receives national lifetime achievement award
Peter Bell, D.O., MBA, an assistant dean at the Ohio University Hertiage College of Osteopathic Medicine received a lifetime achievement award for his contributions to emergency medicine.

President invites OHIO to take survey on University brand and ads
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all OHIO faculty, staff and students inviting them to participate in a survey to help determine the future direction of Ohio University brand messaging and advertisements.

Campus visit provides Vinton County middle schoolers with a healthy vision of their futures
Last week, a few dozen Vinton County middle schoolers spent a few hours in Grover Center getting a taste of what college life would be like if they choose to become a Bobcat.

Koko Kondo tells story of growing up in Hiroshima after atomic bomb
Koko Kondo, the youngest survivor of the World War II nuclear bomb attack in Hiroshima, Japan, brought a message of peace and love on Monday night during her keynote speech that kicked off Ohio University's 2012 International Week celebration.

RSVP deadline for Men's Basketball Sweet 16 celebration is Friday
The Ohio men's basketball team will be honored with a special celebration on Monday, May 21 at the Convocation Center. The dessert-themed "sweet" celebration will begin at 7:30 pm with the price of admission set at $15.

OHIO names 2012 University Professors
Ohio University has named Associate Professor Hala Annabi, Associate Professor Samuel Girton, Associate Professor Jeffrey Rack and Associate Professor Thomas Vander Ven the 2012-2013 University Professors.

Purchasing warns of fraudulent PCard charges
On Tuesday, Laura Nowicki, director of procurement services, sent an email to all OHIO faculty and staff about possible fraudulent charged on PCards.

FOX News' Roger Ailes to speak at Ohio University
FOX News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes will present "FOX News: Past, Present and Future," during a public lecture May 21 at Ohio University.

Educational Benefits Forms available
If your spouse, child and /or domestic partner plan to attend Ohio University in the fall of 2012, please submit an Educational Benefit Request Form, Qualified Dependents 2012-2013.

Open enrollment conducted online now through May 23
The open enrollment period will close at 11:59 PM Wednesday May 23, 2012. Any enrollment decisions you make will be effective July 1, 2012.

Ohio University Multimedia Society takes Washington D.C. trip [VIDEO]
Ohio University Multimedia Society took a trip to DC over the weekend. They visited various places and talked to alumni working in the field. Sites included NPR, PBS Kids, The White House, National Geographics, and nclud.

International Street Fair celebrates 30th anniversary Saturday
More than 30 student organizations and community groups will collaborate Saturday to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Ohio University International Street Fair.

John Wesley Lowery to speak about FERPA
John Wesley Lowery, professor of higher education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, will speak at 8:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, in Baker University Center Theatre.

A Sense of Success: Alden’s Lynn Shostack Adaptive Technology Room
Senior Matt Burger’s relationship with his senses is a complicated one. He has been blind since age four. Despite this "disability," Burger is able to accomplish goals many said he just couldn’t do.