|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 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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|Time to vote for student senate elections|
Ohio University Student Senate and Graduate Student Senate elections take place online from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. today (Thursday, May 17). Students, visit <a href="https://webapps.ohio.edu/stusenate">https://webapps.ohio.edu/stusenate</a> to vote.
|Faculty, staff urged to contact OPERS, STRS regarding changes|
In recent years, there have been a number of proposed changes to the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPES) and the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS).
|OHIO executive staff participate in Party Line radio show|
Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith appeared on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" May 10.
|Open enrollment meeting today|
On Thursday, Ohio University Human Resources sent an email to all faculty and staff about an open enrollment meeting.
|State Government Alumni Luncheon honors alumni in public service|
The 29th annual Ohio University State Government Luncheon hosted by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs took place Wednesday, May 9. The event honored more than 150 alumni involved in service to the state of Ohio at the Athletic Club in Columbus.
|Celebrate Senior Week May 21-25|
Seniors, get ready to go out with a bang! Senior Week, hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) and other campus offices, will be May 21-25.
|Theater transforms prisoners in playwright’s new “Puppet Man”|
When graduate student playwright Andrew Black was picking out puppets for a show he was producing, he discovered that the School of Theater recently had received some of the inventory from an Ohio prison.
|OHIO honors outstanding administrators|
Ohio University recognized some of its best administrative employees on Wednesday afternoon at the Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Administrators' Years of Service ceremony.
|Updated test scoring and course evaluation services available this summer|
New capabilities and minor changes to a familiar service are in store when OIT upgrades its test scoring and course evaluation/survey processing systems for summer 2012.<br />
|Dancers, actors and singers sought for Ragtime musical|
The Ohio Valley Summer Theater is seeking dancers, actors and singers for its July performance of the hit musical Ragtime.
|Crime alert issued for robbery on Wednesday|
At 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, a male student reported to Ohio University police that around 1 a.m. on the same day he was robbed in Emeriti Park while walking from Oxbow Trail toward Clippinger Hall.
|State of the Region Conference helping local communities prepare for shale gas development|
Area businesses, local governments and economic development professionals will convene on Ohio University's Athens campus Wednesday for the inaugural Appalachian "State of the Region Conference: Understanding the Boom-Bust Cycle for Greater Sustainability."
|OHIO move-out services benefit the community|
Beginning Monday, May 21, on- and off-campus collections sites will be accepting reusable goods, helping to divert waste from the landfill while serving a community in need.
|Ohio University’s Walter International Education Center: One year later|
On March 7, 2011, the Walter International Education Center (WIEC) officially opened for business.
|Division of Student Affairs receives $25,000 gift from OHIO parents to support student leaders|
Mark Kerrigan and his wife, Susan Van Gelder, recently made a $25,000 commitment to OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs to establish the Kerrigan Family Scholarship.
|Patton College Upward Bound program receives grant renewal|
The Patton College of Education Upward Bound Program, a Federal TRIO Program, recently received a grant renewal. The program targets its services to students from disadvantaged backgrounds.
|Parking Services share information on summer parking permits and regulations|
Ohio University Parking Services would like to notify students of the Parking Restrictions as they apply to summer break/intersession periods. Please review the following information, and feel free to contact Parking Services with additional questions or concerns.
|Parking permit information released for 2012-13 school year|
Parking Services will begin selling permits for the 12-13 school year on May 29, 2012. RA's may purchase their permits beginning on MAY 28, 2012.
|How grassroots groups work to improve access to healthy food|
Not everyone can buy healthy food—especially in rural Southeast Ohio, one of the poorest regions in the nation. That’s why Lindsey Rose is investigating food insecurity in Appalachia and how grassroots organizations mobilize people and resources to address the problem.
|OMSAR director discusses the future changes in the office|
As the University transitions from quarters to semesters next fall, the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention staff is developing creative ways to continue to serve Ohio University students.
|Triple C: Student-led project initiates change between students, Athens community|
Through its interactive website, Project C informs, inspires and calls Ohio University students and Athens residents to increase involvement in the community through local organizations.
|Candidates for vice provost for diversity and inclusion visit Athens campus|
Two candidates for the position of vice provost for diversity and inclusion will interview on the Athens campus this week.
|Candidates for Heritage College dean position visit Athens campus|
During this week and next, four finalists for the position of dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will visit the Athens campus.
|Social workers shape the fate of defendants in the courtroom|
As detailed in her new book, Outsourcing Justice: The Role of Nonprofit Caseworkers in Pretrial Release Programs (Lynne Rienner/First Forum Press), Ursula Castellano found that nonprofit caseworkers play a much more critical role in the criminal justice system than just influencing pre-trial release decisions.
|Annual personal days reminder issued|
This is the standard annual reminder of the end of fiscal year Personal Day Reconciliation.
|Commencement ceremony general information|
More than 4,100 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, June 8 and Saturday, June 9.
|OU-HCOM to graduate 33rd class of physicians & surgeons|
This year’s keynote speaker, David S. Drozek, D.O., is a medical missionary and 1983 graduate of OU-HCOM who spent more than eight years in Honduras helping to establish a hospital in an area of the country that previously had no medical care. Dr. Drozek is currently an assistant professor of surgery at OU-HCOM and serves on the college’s advisory committee for the Heritage Community Clinic, the college’s Free Clinic.
|Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries will receive honorary doctorate June 8|
On June 8, 2012, Dean Emeritus of Ohio University Libraries Dr. Hwa-Wei Lee will receive an honorary doctorate of Philosophy degree. A reception will be held in the Faculty Commons at Alden Library from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
|Ohio Fellows alumni gather for reunion and revitalization|
On Friday, April 27, 2012 Ohio Fellows Alumni gathered at the Vernon R. Alden Library for a fun-filled informal reunion weekend. The weekend activities included a celebration dinner with mentor, President Emeritus Vernon R. Alden, meetings to talk about their shared experience and bowling.
|Specialist Dr. Jeremiah Nelson Joins OU-HCOM|
Jeremiah Nelson, M.D., knew he wanted to be a diabetes specialist at the age of 11, after his own diagnosis with type I diabetes.
|University Libraries launches new website|
The Ohio University Libraries new website is counting down to its launch. On June 12, the site goes live, blasting users into a brighter, easier and more up-to-date online learning environment.<br />
|Civil engineering students get lessons in teamwork and hardships at regional competition|
The American Society of Civil Engineers' Ohio Valley Student Conference gave Russ College civil engineering undergraduate students an opportunity to sink or swim. Ohio University was one of 12 schools to attend the regional conference at the University of Pittsburgh.<br />
|Flying Bobcats place in safety at national collegiate aviator competition|
Ohio University’s Flying Bobcats came home with one of the top safety awards at the 2012 NIFA National SAFECON in Salina, Kansas. The Bobcats snagged the second place safety award and finished ninth overall in the nation.<br />
|Industrial and Systems Engineering student awarded national scholarship|
An Ohio University junior industrial and systems engineering major from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received a national scholarship from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE).<br />
|Engineering professor named to new professorship|
An additional distinguished faculty title now exists at Ohio University thanks to a $124 million estate gift to the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology by the Russes in 2008. Robert Judd, chair and professor in industrial and systems engineering, has been named as the newest Russ Professor in the Russ College.