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May 2, 2016
#BusinessBobcat Buzz Episode 7: Go forth with honor
Sometimes, we all need a little inspiration. That's why this episode features the commencement speech of Dr. David Kirch, professor of accounting in the College of Business. His speech was originally delivered at the 2016 residential MBA graduation.

Sherman reappointed as College of Business Dean
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Hugh Sherman as dean of the College of Business. The reappointment is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

Alumnus shares 10 rules for success at Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration
This year's Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration keynote speaker Jerome W. Williams, a 2009 graduate of Ohio University, shared his 10 rules for success with about 90 multicultural graduates.

May 3, 2016
A game for the pain: Virtual reality could help back aches
Ohio University professors James Thomas and Christopher France received a $470,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the impact of a novel gaming system on back pain patients.

Scenes from OHIO’s 2016 Undergraduate Commencement (PHOTOS)
Nearly 3,000 graduates participated in two Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, April 30, at the Convocation Center on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

Meet OHIO's new vice president for student affairs
Jason Pina will join the Division of Student Affairs on June 13 and recently sat down for a question-and-answer session on his new role and much more.

May 5, 2016
Area first responders to hold fire training exercises at Brough House May 14 and 15
Area first responders to hold fire training exercises at Brough House May 14 and 15

Ohio University mourns loss of Chubu University Chairman Emeritus Ryozo Ohnishi
Ohio University has lost a friend and partner with the passing of Chubu University Chairman Emeritus Ryozo Ohnishi.

Ohio University to host international human-powered vehicle design competition May 13-15
Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology will welcome more than 300 student competitors from more than 35 institutions around the world to Athens, Ohio, for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) East competition from May 13-15.

University mourns sudden death of custodial worker Connie Bruker
Ohio University employee Connie E. Bruker, 60, of Coolville, Ohio, died on Monday, May 2, at her home.

May 6, 2016
Benefits Open Enrollment period closed on May 3
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity OHIO employees have to make changes to their benefits coverage plan options. This year, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period began on April 11 at 12:00 pm and closed on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 pm.

Ohio University Southern recognizes graduates, inaugural BSN class
More than 300 Ohio University Southern diplomas were granted at the 2016 Graduation Recognition Ceremony – and 18 of these were to students who were recognized as the first graduates of the campus’ bachelor of science in nursing program.

Alumni College courses to cover health, culture
Alumni returning to campus for lectures from current faculty is a long-standing OHIO Alumni Association tradition. Back again for the third year in tandem with On The Green Weekend, Alumni College 2016 will feature issues of health in Appalachia, new scientific research discoveries and reflections on art, history and culture in the U.S. and at Ohio University.

May 9, 2016
Cynthia Kabat King retirement party is May 13
A retirement reception for Cynthia Kabat King will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the Friends of the Library Room in Alden Library. The event is free and open to the public.

IT Service Desk extends summer hours to match early classes
In response to requests from faculty, the Service Desk has adjusted its summer support hours to start at 7:00 am.

New rates & payment policies at Bobcat Depot
Depot to stop allowing students to charge ID replacements & clicker purchases to their university bills.

Health care premium credit to be provided to eligible faculty and staff
The premium refund is scheduled to be processed with the May 15 semi-monthly pay and the May 25 bi-weekly pay. The amount of the credit will be approximately $279 per eligible employee.

Ombudsperson provides support, guidance and resources to Ohio University community
Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff can sometimes face unique challenges as they navigate through a large university’s policies, procedures and personnel. It’s the responsibility of one person to provide confidential support and resources for Bobcats as they move through their educational and professional journeys at Ohio University – and it belongs to the University’s ombudsperson.

NASA psychiatrist alum tells Heritage College graduates, “Plan to change”
At the Heritage College's 37th annual Commencement ceremony, the college's largest graduating class in history heard a message from a member of its first incoming class, 1980 graduate and now NASA psychiatrist and flight surgeon Ronald C. Moomaw, D.O.

John S. Mattox to receive Austin C. Furbee award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen John S. Mattox as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference explores regional business ecosystem
Statewide public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from other businesses and organizations have an opportunity to learn about, “Exploring our Business Ecosystem,” at the Fifth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference at Ohio University Baker Center in Athens, Ohio on May 17, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

May 10, 2016
Scientists develop synchronized molecular motors
The team, led by physicist Saw-Wai Hla of Ohio University, published an Advanced Online Publication today in the journal Nature Nanotechnology demonstrating that scientists can control the coordinated motions of tiny machines at the nanoscale.

Junior Executive Business Program celebrates senior success
Last Friday, seven Junior Executive Business Program (JEBP) seniors were celebrated with songs, words of wisdom, and more than a few tears.

ResearchMatch kiosk at Ohio University
In an effort to bring attention to the importance of research participation, the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Clinical & Translational Research Unit and the Ohio University Office of Research Compliance are hosting a kiosk for ResearchMatch. ResearchMatch is a free and secure registry that connects interested individuals with researchers who are recruiting volunteers for health studies.

Chillicothe Campus salutes graduates
Latest OU-C students join ranks of Ohio University alumni, education student partnership and other news from Chillicothe Campus

Authors@Alden with Hwa-Wei Lee and interviewer Charles Ping
On Thursday, May 19, Ohio University Libraries will host the Authors@Alden series featuring Hwa-Wei Lee, dean emeritus of Ohio University Libraries, and interviewer Charles J. Ping, president emeritus of Ohio University, for a conversation about Lee’s life and journey as an international Chinese American librarian.

May 11, 2016
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards recognize faculty and alumni
The College of Fine Arts celebrates the exceptional faculty and alumni recently recognized by the Ohio Arts Council with Individual Excellence Awards for the state fiscal year 2016.

Fifteen high school scholars chosen for Ohio University Cutler Scholars Program
Ohio University’s Cutler Scholars Program for service-minded academic leaders has chosen 15 students for its program to begin in the fall of 2016.

Pickerington Center to reduce operational hours during summer 2016
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center will be reducing its 2016 summer session operational hours due to low summer enrollment numbers.

Four students awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program
Clare Lyons, Grace Pauley and Cheyenne Weaver will be pursuing English Teaching Assistantships throughout different parts of the world and Austin Miles will be pursuing research in marine protected areas.

Student Alena Klimas is awarded the Critical Language Scholarship
Global studies and political science major Alena Klimas will be taking her talents to Meknes, Morocco this summer to enhance her skills in Arabic.

Student Caroline Kincer awarded the DAAD RISE Scholarship
Sophomore biological sciences major Caroline Kincer will be taking her talents to Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany this summer to do research on mass spectrometry of bone cells and bone fragments.

Student Sara Sand awarded Udall Scholarship
Engineering physics major Sara Sand will be taking her passions for the environment to pursue research in the environmental community.

May 12, 2016
More than 10,000 incoming Bobcats, family members to attend BSO May 31-June 25 (VIDEO)
Ohio University's annual Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) kicks off on May 31 and runs through June 25 and will bring more than 10,000 incoming students and family members to the Athens Campus.

Patton College advisors recognized as leaders in appreciative advising
While Patton College of Education professors have done an excellent job educating students, the college's professional academic advisors have played an indispensable role in getting them there.

3 unique assignments of College of Business professors
These assignments are so innovative that you’ll wish they were given to you (whether or not you’re a student).

Alumnus honored for outstanding public service at OHIO State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 130 Ohio University alumni in Ohio public service gathered at the Athletic Club of Columbus to honor OHIO alumnus Matt Evans for his outstanding service to the state at the 33rd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon on May 3.

May 13, 2016
Ohio University’s Cambridge and Pickerington Centers announce changes for summer 2016 and beyond
Ohio University’s Cambridge and Pickerington Centers announce changes for summer 2016 and beyond

Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Softball Team Wins Championship
The Ohio University Lancaster women’s softball won the 2016 Ohio Regional Campus tournament.

OHIO wins NACUFS award for Boyd Market
Ohio University has won the National Association of College and University Food Services’ Silver Medal award for the recently renovated Boyd Market.

Health careers summer camp for high schoolers offered in Dublin
As the demand for health professionals continues to increase nationwide, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is encouraging high school students to start exploring health careers prior to college.

CCN Expo educates, celebrates OHIO’s communication, marketing specialists (PHOTOS)
Ohio University Communications and Marketing hosted its second annual Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo on May 11, providing OHIO's communication and marketing specialist an afternoon filled with education, socialization and commendations for colleagues whose efforts to champion OHIO, its people and its programs have risen above their day-to-day responsibilities.

May 16, 2016
Physicists discover interaction between distant magnetic atoms
Oscar Avalos, doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy,  Visiting Researcher Diego Mastrogiuseppe, and Dr. Sergio Ulloa, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, report discovering unusually long-reaching spintronic interactions at the atomic level in a newly published article.

Profit and unrealistic data drive wildlife management, researchers find
Romanian wildlife management authorities determine annual hunting quotas based on ambiguous data, and these decisions might be influenced by the profitability of the hunt, according to new research from an international team of scientists including Dr. Viorel Popescu, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio University.

Technical writing made easier through university collaboration
At Ohio University, working together can take many forms. One way is through ongoing partnerships across campus, such as the collaboration between the Linguistics Department through the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

David A. Wolfort elected chair of Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017
Trustee David A. Wolfort has been elected chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017, succeeding Sandra J. Anderson, whose term ended May 13.

Spring Homecoming will celebrate academics and the arts
The long-awaited spring Homecoming, On The Green Weekend kicks off Wednesday, May 18, and it’s not the only thing that has Athens County and the entire OHIO community abuzz. After 17 years below ground, the brood V cicadas are due to emerge just in time for the festivities.

OHIO Reach Scholars Program highlighted during conference for Southeastern Ohio foster care youth
Ohio University’s OHIO Reach Scholars Program played a major role in the inaugural Reaching for Success Conference for Southeastern Ohio foster care youth hosted by Foster ACTION Ohio on May 14. The event welcomed 20 foster care youth from southern Ohio to campus.

Emma Ryan named First-Team All-MAC Track & Field
<br />Ohio sophomore Emma Ryan has been named First-Team All-Mid-American Conference for her performance at the 2016 MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She won the javelin title with a career-best throw of 150-10.

Consumer Research Center Fellows wow Kellogg’s with consumer insight presentations
Snap, crackle, pop! Kellogg’s continues to explore and expand partnership with Consumer Research Center after being impressed by student insights.

May 17, 2016
Study examining the body’s regulation of insulin yields promising new results
Significant new findings about the body’s process for regulating the release of insulin could have major implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in Endocrinology by authors from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Virginia.

May 18, 2016
Four Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort
Four Ohio University research teams have been selected for the second I-Corps@Ohio cohort. For seven weeks beginning on May 13, the OHIO teams will join 20 teams representing universities from across the state to validate the market potential of their own proposed technologies and to learn about launching startup companies.

New OHIO spirit award calls for video submissions, winner to be Homecoming 2016 guest of honor
The OHIO Alumni Association is giving alumni the chance to show off their OHIO spirit by competing in an all-new Homecoming 2016 video contest.

University paleontologists discover new species of horned dinosaur
An international team of scientists, including a graduate student lead author from Ohio University, have identified a new species of centrosaurine, a member of the large-bodied ceratopsians that diversified in North America and Asia during the final stages of the age of dinosaurs.

COMS Professor Judith Yaross Lee named 2016 Distinguished Professor
On Friday, April 29, during Graduate Commencement, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced that Dr. Judith Yaross Lee, professor of communication studies and director of Honors Tutorial Studies in the Scripps College of Communication, was one of two faculty awarded a 2016 Distinguished Professor Award.

COMS alumnus receives Sharjah Award for dissertation
Adil Al-Busaidi, MA ’12 and PhD ’14, received the prestigious Sharjah Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Administrative Science in the Arab Region for his doctoral dissertation.

May 19, 2016
John S. Mattox receives Austin C. Furbee Award
An award dinner was held May 18 in honor of John S. Mattox who the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter named as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

Undergrads, high schoolers invited to participate in tuition-free Swahili program
This summer, Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and the Department of Linguistics will be hosting a tuition-free intensive elementary Swahili program, which is accepting applications until June 1 from undergraduates at any institution as well as high school students from the surrounding school districts.

OHIO’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair hosts seminar focusing on national security in Malaysia
Ohio University’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan, recently hosted a half-day seminar on campus focusing on Malaysia’s National Security and the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

School of Music mourns the death of Lisa Foerster
The School of Music mourns the passing of faculty member Lisa Foerster, assistant professor of voice, who died Wednesday in an automobile accident, on Route 56 in northern Vinton County, along with her two children, Emma C. Hamel, 19, and Thomas J. Hamel, 18, and her sister Lorraine E. Alsterberg, 57, of Oregon.

May 20, 2016
Meet Barbara Wright, the May Classified Employee of the Month
Patton College of Education Administrative Specialist Barbara Wright loves working with students, reading the Bible, vacationing at the beach and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Find out more about her here.

VIDEO: how the Certificate in Entrepreneurship helped these 4 startups
Starring students Noha Al-Khalqi, Alex Geiser, Praveen Gopallawa, and John Zinno

Revisiting the best College of Business tweets of 2016
Here’s a look at our most popular Twitter content of 2016. Talk about a #tbt!

University community mourns Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch
Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, age 59 of The Plains, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, May 17, 2016, at Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital, Athens.

May 22, 2016
Physicists hosting international meetings May 22-27 at OHIO
More than 80 scientists from 12 countries and 14 U.S. states will address topics that include X-ray bursts and neutron stars.

Compass emails to take Memorial Day hiatus
In observance of Memorial Day, Compass emails will not be distributed on Monday, May 30.

May 23, 2016
‘Under the Elms’ concert series kicks off June 1, returns to College Green
The 2016 season of the “Under the Elms” concert series kicks off June 1 and will include five performances held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 1 through June 29, on Ohio University's College Green.

Alumni swarm Athens for On The Green Weekend
The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted more than 550 alumni and friends from across the country for this third annual event.

May 24, 2016
Meet the Professor: Deanna House
From information technology to teaching, House found her niche in management information systems.

Free summer law program for high school students; apply now
High school students can apply now for a free Summer Law & Trial Institute offered at Ohio University from July 10-22, 2016.

May 25, 2016
Chillicothe Campus connects with College Credit Plus students
Events aimed at current, prospective high school and college students plus other campus news

OHIO hosts seventh annual SIDE diversity education training
Nearly 30 individuals participated in the seventh annual Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE), which was held May 17-20 at the Athens Campus.

University closed May 30 in observance of Memorial Day holiday
Most Ohio University offices and departments will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Some campus operations will remain open while others will function under restricted hours.

OHIO hospitality expert offers summer travel tips
Hospitality expert Sandy Chen, an associate professor in the Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program within Ohio University’s Patton College of Education, offers five tips that can help travelers save money, and stay comfortable, during summer vacations.

Edison Biotechnology Institute celebrates student research partnership with AMVETS
Representatives of AMVETS visited campus to hear research presentations from six undergraduate award recipients and three alumni of the program, which has supported a total of 40 Ohio University students.

Kids in College Registration Underway at Ohio University Lancaster
Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster is currently accepting registrations. Now in its 37th year, the program provides an opportunity for 4th to 9th grade students to reinforce the knowledge and instruction they received in school.

Members of OHIO Soccer Coaching Program visit Madrid, Spain
Members of the Ohio University Soccer Coaching Program recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime coaching education visit to Madrid, Spain.

Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies
Sixth annual Cruise-In at the Convo gathers crowd, funds despite rainy skies

OHIO volunteers honored at 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference
The OHIO Alumni Association hosted the 2016 Alumni Leaders Conference (ALC) Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 20 during On The Green Weekend, OHIO’s annual spring Homecoming.

May 26, 2016
Absence Management enhancement: planned absence requests can now cross the fiscal year in My Personal Information
Absence Management enhancement: planned absence requests can now cross the fiscal year in My Personal Information

Marching 110 kicks off summer with its own ‘Tour de France’ (PHOTOS)
Ohio University’s Marching 110 took its distinguished sound and style to France earlier this month, spending May 1-10 entertaining crowds in some of the country’s most notable locations while also taking time to explore some of Europe’s most famous landmarks.

Ohio University Lancaster Student-Athletes selected to ORCC All-Academic Teams
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected nineteen area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for the 2016 Spring Semester.

May 27, 2016
The College of Health Sciences and Professions mourns passing of faculty member Joan Jurich
Joan Jurich, associate professor of family studies, lost a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 23.