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May 1, 2017
Take a closer look at 2017 Graduate Commencement [PHOTOS]
Ohio University said goodbye to nearly 800 graduate students at the Friday, April 28, Graduate Commencement ceremony in the Convocation Center. Take a look at some of the best pictures.

Football’s Tarell Basham chosen 80th in 2017 NFL Draft
Bobcats defensive end Tarell Basham was chosen by the Indianapolis Colts as the No. 80 overall pick in the 2017 National Football League Draft Friday. He was the third Mid-American Conference player drafted.

Ridges Advisory Committee meeting set for Wednesday, May 3
The Ridges Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet this Wednesday, May 3, at 9 a.m. in Baker University Center 219 on the Athens Campus.

May 2, 2017
First scholarship recipients reflect on Division of Student Affairs employment
OHIO's Division of Student Affairs awarded its first 10 student employee scholarships at the April 5 Leadership Awards Gala.

New Finance and Administration website to launch
The Finance and Administration website is undergoing a redesign and the new site will be live on May 12.

2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference inspires participants
On April 25, roughly 170 faculty and staff from across the University enjoyed sessions from dozens of local experts on a variety of topics related to student learning.

Scenes from Class of 2017's Undergraduate Commencement (PHOTOS)
Approximately 3,000 Ohio University students participated in Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, April 29, at the Convocation Center, celebrating the pinnacle moment of their OHIO undergrad experience.

Peyton White took unlikely path to become one of top players in OHIO men's golf history
Peyton White will depart Ohio as one of the all-time greats, piling up 16 top-10 finishes, including three tournament wins. He also became the first Bobcat to garner First Team All-Mid-American Conference honors since 2002.

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Flex Points to expire June 30
All current Culinary Services Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Flex Points will expire June 30. Those customers wishing to purchase a new meal plan for the 2017-18 academic year will be able to do so beginning July 6.

Cutler Scholars Program adds 18 new students for 2017-18 academic year
The incoming Scholars have been accepted into nine of Ohio University’s 11 colleges, with majors ranging from Studio Art and English to Finance and Biomechanical Engineering.

May 3, 2017
Softball announces summer camps schedule
The Ohio softball team has announced five youth summer softball camps in June, the coaching staff announced today. This year the Bobcats will hold two Elite Softball Skills Camps and three Little Bobcats camps.

Rader recognized as 2017 Ohio University Southern Alumni Leadership Award winner
Jan Rader, a 2008 graduate of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, was awarded the 2017 Dr. Dan Evans Ohio University Southern Alumni Leadership Award at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony April 27.

Two Ohio University Southern faculty members recognized for excellence, dedication
Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Charles Jarrett was selected for the Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award. Director of the Equine Studies Program Kelly Hall was selected as the Regional Higher Education Outstanding Lecturer.

Greg Obi authors chapter for “Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change”
Ohio University Chillicothe’s Assistant Professor of Business Management Technology, Greg Obi, recently authored a chapter in book by the International Leadership Association (ILA) on agents for social change.

Ridges Advisory Committee convenes, hears land use updates and suggestions
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee received updates from Ridges Master Plan committee co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields during a meeting held May 3 at Baker University Center.

At a racetrack in Athens, the world's biggest tiny car takes a prize
Just a few hours from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway—and deep in NASCAR country—one of the world's tiniest, fastest racetracks was in Athens, Ohio, last weekend.

May 4, 2017
Golfer Peyton White qualifies for 2017 NCAA West Lafayette Regional
Senior golfer Peyton White has qualified for the 2017 NCAA Championships West Lafayette Regional as one of 45 individuals selected to compete in the six NCAA Regionals. He becomes the first Bobcat to compete in NCAA Regionals since 2002.

New prescription drug management programs begin July 1
This week, Express Scripts began mailing letters to the homes of employees impacted by the university’s prescription drug Advanced Utilization Management programs. The Advanced Utilization Management program includes Drug Quantity Management, Step Therapy, and Prior Authorization.

May 5, 2017
Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference open for registration
The Sixth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference will gather public officials, regional economic development personnel and representatives from businesses and organizations to discuss “A New Era in Economic Resiliency.” The conference will take place 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. May 23, 2017, at Baker University Center.

Denise M. Penz to receive Austin C. Furbee Award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen Denise M. Penz as the 2017 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree, in recognition of her dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

On The Green Weekend festivals tap food and film nostalgia
This year’s On The Green Weekend will feature its annual Film Festival May 18-20, and its first Food Truck Festival May 20.

Southern Campus Graduate Recognition Ceremony honors student accomplishments
Ohio University Southern held its spring Graduate Recognition Ceremony in Shafer Courtyard, where more than 70 of the 124 graduates participated in the event April 27 with family and friends proudly looking on.

Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned
The Human Resources (HR) OBI Dashboard has been developed and was demonstrated to the FSE Change Network on May 2, in preparation for release to Campus in late May or early June. The HR dashboard has multiple pages for various inquires and reports including Employee Information, Absence Management, Appointment Information & Costing, and several other dashboard pages that were vetted with a Pilot Group comprised of representatives from across campus.

May 7, 2017
"Turning Thoughts Into Stories" event featured three local authors
The Friends of the Library hosted three local authors for a free presentation: "Turning Thoughts Into Stories."

May 8, 2017
iCUE Spotlight: May 08-14, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, learning to build a better search committee, research on defeating diabetes and welcoming prospective Bobcats to Athens Campus!

Innovation Center welcomes two new anchor tenants
Business incubator now home to the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and Extra Nerds.

Alumna Kallia Wright receives Distinguished Professor Award
Alumna Dr. Kallia Wright, MS ’05 and PHD ’09, was awarded the 2017 Harry Joy Dunbaugh Distinguished Professor Award at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday, April 28. This is considered the highest honor a faculty member can be awarded at Illinois College.

Ohio University Lancaster men’s golf team wins championship
The Ohio University Lancaster Men’s golf team won the 2017 Ohio Regional Campus Conference tournament at their home course, the Valley View Golf Club.

Graduating D.O.s: Keep it caring and honest with their patients
Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated the 124 physicians and surgeons who graduated this spring during its 38th annual Commencement ceremony May 6 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Meet April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre
April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre enjoys working at the Eastern Campus, visiting Las Vegas and beekeeping. Find out more about him here.

May 9, 2017
Ohio University named a Tree Campus USA
For the first time in the institution’s history, Ohio University has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation is awarded to two- and four-year accredited colleges and universities that meet or exceed the five standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation relating to tree care and stewardship, education and community engagement.

Three LINKS students to attend law school together
Three former Ohio University Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention students, Alexis Apparicio, Jasmine Lambert and Jarman Smith, will attend The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law together this fall. Much of their success is credited to the LINKS retention program.

Golfers take to the green for an Ohio University Southern tradition
In its 14th year, the 2017 Bernard L. Edwards Golf Tournament hosted 22 teams at the Guyan Golf and Country Club on Monday, May 1.

Southern Campus team raises nearly $900 to benefit March for Babies Walk
This year’s Ohio University Southern team raised nearly $900 and participated in the March of Dimes “March for Babies Walk” April 22 in Ashland, Kentucky’s Central Park.

OUL professor advocates on Capitol Hill
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Linda Trautman, met recently with federal lawmakers and their staff members about the importance of federal funding for social and behavioral science research.

May 10, 2017
Two Bobcats among hockey association's All-Americans
The American Collegiate Hockey Association has named OHIO Hockey team players Joey Breslin and Jacob Houston All-Americans.

Annual event celebrates faculty who are making news for OHIO
University Communications and Marketing recently launched a new OHIO Faculty Newsmakers webpage dedicated to faculty members and researchers throughout the University who are committed to sharing OHIO’s stories by engaging with media throughout the country and around the world.

Ohio University, Progressive Insurance partnership boosts Bobcat success
Ohio University and its partnership with Progressive Insurance includes employing OHIO graduates, scholarship, and industry internships.

Jennifer Lewis Neubauer to step down as executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant vice president of Alumni Relations
Jennifer Neubauer, executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant vice president of Alumni Relations, has accepted a new position at The University of Illinois.

New veterans’ documentary features OHIO DPT student
Doctoral physical therapy student and combat veteran Michael Holmes talks about his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan for The Veterans Project.

May 11, 2017
Want to help science and your university? Consider being a research participant
Volunteering as a research participant is a way to help advance science while supporting the university. It also has benefits for the participant. An event May 16 will provide more information.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat
Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat

Presidential Teacher, Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching winners announced
Ohio University has announced the winners of a pair of prestigious faculty awards, the Presidential Teacher Award and the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017-2020.

RecycleMania recap: OHIO wins MAC
During an eight-week span from February to April, Ohio University participated in the 2017 RecycleMania tournament. The tournament included 320 colleges and universities from 46 states in the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada.

May 12, 2017
Ohio University Southern female professors, staff volunteer for Habitat’s Women Build Project
On May 8, twelve female professors and staff from Ohio University Southern picked up power tools and worked at the Proctorville home of the Childers family as part of the national Women Build Initiative of the Huntington (West Virginia) Area Habitat for Humanity.

The 4th annual On The Green Weekend reunites Bobcats with traditional and new events
The 4th annual On The Green Weekend, OHIO's spring homecoming, features events Bobcats look forward to each year, and new activities, like basketball.

Tantrum Theater to stage ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
Tantrum Theater will kick off its second summer season with a magical new staging of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” running May 30–June 17 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

Matthew Shaftel appointed dean of College of Fine Arts
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will welcome a new dean this summer. Matthew R. Shaftel, Ph.D., will take on the role July 15, after a comprehensive search that brought three candidates to the Athens Campus in March.

Southern Campus’ Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship seeking votes in nationwide contest
The Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is one of 78 equine therapy centers nominated for a nationwide contest to win a Gypsy horse and is calling on members and friends of Bobcat Nation for their votes.

Bobcat Student Orientation kicks off May 30
The Athens Campus will welcome nearly 10,000 of Ohio University’s newest Bobcats and their families as they begin the transition to college during Bobcat Student Orientation, which runs May 30 through June 24.

May 15, 2017
iCUE Spotlight: May 15-21, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, baseball closes out the regular season.

Campus communicators, marketers celebrated during CCN Expo
Ohio University’s marketing and communications specialists learned a bit more about their future operating system and celebrated the accomplishments of their peers during the 2017 Campus Communicators Network Expo on May 10.

May 16, 2017
Ironton residents attend town forum at Ohio University Southern
More than 70 people participated in a town forum on the campus of Ohio University Southern to discuss the state of the city.

Ohio University Lancaster student-athletes selected to all-academic teams
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected 31 area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for Spring Semester.

Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17

May 17, 2017
OHIO Innovation Center reports rise in economic impact in 2016
New report analyzes jobs and income created directly, indirectly or induced by the incubator businesses.

New Finance and Administration website is live
On May 12, the Finance and Administration Division released a newly designed website with a new URL ( The site provides links to all departments within Finance and Administration as well as access to information about offices that support departments within the Division including the Business Service Center, Change Management and Communication, and the Office of the Vice President.

Zanesville Faculty member recognized for teaching, scholarship and service
Haven recognized as Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor

May 18, 2017
OHIO People search gets easier for humans, harder for bots
The people search results page now has a cleaner layout and includes anti-bot protection.

RHE announces faculty recognitions
As the 2016-17 academic year came to a close, Dr. Bill Willan, Ohio University’s executive dean for Regional Higher Education, announced several significant faculty recognitions.

Ridges Advisory Committee meets to discuss space planning opportunities
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee reconvened with Ridges Master Plan co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields for the second time this month during a meeting held May 17 in Margaret M. Walter Hall.

Denise M. Penz receives Austin C. Furbee Award
Denise M. Penz, the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University's 2017 Austin C. Furbee Award recipient, was honored during an award dinner May 17.

Heritage College student honored by D.O. family physician’s group
A student from the Heritage College, Dublin has been named Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Partnership adds mammograms to mobile clinic offerings
Expansion of a partnership with The Ohio State University is allowing the Heritage College's Community Health Programs to add mammograms to the services area women can access during one-stop mobile clinic visits.

“Women In Technology and Science” day brings 300 area middle school students to Ohio University Lancaster
Women in Technology and Science (WITS) day celebrated its 25th anniversary at Ohio University Lancaster.

May 19, 2017
Nelson Court Residential Dining to close in observance of Memorial Day
Nelson Court Residential Dining at Nelson Commons on South Green will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Box lunches and/or dinners will be available on a preorder basis.

You Are Welcome Here at Ohio University [VIDEO]
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities want our international students, friends and colleagues to know that #YouAreWelcomeHere.

Changes announced to International Student and Faculty Services office
The following message was sent by Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies LJ Edmonds to the OHIO community on Friday, May 19.

Voinovich School EDA grant provides Adams County support for impacts of DP&L closures
Assisting Adams County to mitigate the economic effects of the impending closure of the Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) Stuart and Killen coal-fired power plants is the perfect opportunity for the Ohio University’s Voinovich School to put a new EDA grant to work.

May 21, 2017
On The Green Weekend whips up OHIO nostalgia and Bobcat pride
On The Green Weekend, celebrating the OHIO academics and arts, brought alumni back to Athens for nostalgic events filled with Bobcat Pride.

May 22, 2017
iCUE Spotlight: May 22-28, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week,

Southern Campus represented at Nurses Day at the Statehouse
Sixteen faculty members and graduating BSN students traveled to Ohio’s capital on March 22 to represent the Southern Campus at Nurses Day at the Statehouse.

Seventh-grade students explore careers at Southern Campus
Ohio University's Southern Campus hosted hundreds of Lawrence County, Ohio, middle schoolers for Career Awareness Day, which included emergency management careers, veterinary science, education and more.

Impact of faculty-secured research funding can be found throughout Ohio University and beyond
The benefits of Ohio University faculty and staff efforts to secure research funding ripple throughout OHIO’s campuses and into the communities they serve and the world as a whole, providing an academic environment that feeds the passions of both faculty and staff, that cultivates the next generation of scientists and great thinkers, and that promotes the University both at home and abroad.

Ohio University Press follow-up to bestselling native plants guide gets garden experts’ attention
Garden writers for both the Columbus Dispatch and recently highlighted a new Ohio University Press book, "Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species."

SIDE diversity education training takes on added importance in eighth year
The Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education was held last week for 26 people. Due to the growing racial tension and unresolved social justice issues in the nation, diversity education has become more important.

OUC associate dean keynotes Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Mexico
Dr. Brenda Phillips served as a keynote speaker at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Cancún, Mexico, held May 22-23.

May 23, 2017
Heritage College program takes diabetes management to school
A program sponsored by the Diabetes Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the college’s Community Health Programs, offers a service not widely available around the country - in-school support for children managing their diabetes.

Inaugural Food Truck Festival hits the spot with alumni
During On The Green Weekend, alumni and friends feasted on foods served from their favorite Athens eateries on wheels.

Haynes retiring from OHIO after nearly 30 years
A retirement reception for Janice "Jan" S. Haynes, administrative coordinator for the Office of the Dean of Students, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Maggie Davis Room on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Celebration of Volunteerism Awards Ceremony Honors OHIO alumni for volunteer efforts
The OHIO Alumni Association gathered to recognize those volunteers and alumni chapters that keep Bobcats connected to OHIO.

‘Bobcat nanowagon’ is a first step toward creating a new academic field
‘Bobcat nanowagon’ is a first step toward creating a new academic field

May 24, 2017
Emergency Programs Office announces schedule for upcoming workshops
The Emergency Programs staff is pleased to announce and to invite campus departments to three upcoming programs designed to encourage preparation for a significant disruption to business operations.

Under the Elms Outdoor Summer Concert Series celebrates 70 years starting May 31
The Ohio University School of Music and the Communiversity Band present the 2017 Under the Elms Summer Concert Series, five free concerts beginning Wednesday, May 31.

Accessibility: The web is for everyone
This is the first in a series of stories about making OHIO's websites more accessible to people with disabilities. Future installments will include tips on how to sharpen your skills in this area.

May 25, 2017
Accessibility: The Web is for Everyone
Learn why accessibility should be a priority on the Web.

Flights available for OHIO research and creative activity travel
Program open to faculty and staff applicants.

Copperheads to sell Passion Works Studio designed T-shirts
Passion Works is a studio where Athens community members, with and without disabilities, come to express their artistic talents. Get yours on June 8 at Homer’s Homecoming or at any Copperheads home game.

Front Room Coffeehouse and Latitude 39 closed for summer renovations
Visitors to the Baker University Center this summer will notice that the Front Room Coffeehouse and the Latitude 39 restaurant are closed as part of a $1 million renovation project.

Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit named Senior Vice President and Provost at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ohio University Interim President David Descutner announced today that Pam Benoit, Executive Vice President and Provost, has accepted a new position at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She will serve as UAB’s new Senior Vice President and Provost. Her appointment begins on July 1, 2017.

Homeschooled student chose OUL to pursue writing career
Sarah Shy chose to attend Ohio University Lancaster because it was close to home, and ended up changing her major so she could remain at the regional campus.

May 26, 2017
STEM Learning Ecosystems selects Upper Ohio Valley STEM Cooperative to join national initiative
The newly-formed Upper Ohio Valley STEM Cooperative has just been selected as a “STEM Community of Practice” to join the STEM Learning Ecosystems national initiative to make a significant impact on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and workforce development.

Zanesville Campus’ Popa encourages best practices in physics teaching
Gabriela Popa, associate professor of physics at Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus, attended the annual spring meeting of the American Physical Society (APS) Ohio Region Section recently along with her student Elloria Shaw.

Eli Lilly drug discovery program offers new services to OHIO researchers
Expanded resources now available.

May 30, 2017
Baseball wins MAC and trip to NCAA Championship Lexington Regional
The No. 4 regionally-seeded Bobcats will square off against No. 1 regionally-seeded Kentucky on Friday at noon at Cliff Hagan Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.

Former wrestler Dwight Gardner to be inducted into MAC Hall of Fame May 31
Dwight Gardner will be inducted in the MAC Hall of Fame on Wednesday, May 31 during the MAC Honor's Dinner.

Neill and Ward named 'Students of the Month' at Ohio University Lancaster
Ohio University Lancaster students Chaz Neill and Sydney Ward have been selected as Spring Semester students of the month.

School of Music presents public recital, master class by visiting pianist Sean Kennard
The Ohio University School of Music is excited to present visiting artist, and celebrated pianist, Sean Kennard for a special recital as part of the 2017 OHIO Summer Piano Camp, June 15 in Glidden Recital Hall.

Fifth annual Summer Family Film Series coming soon to the Athena Cinema
The Athena Cinema announces the return of the much-loved “Beat the Heat $2 Days” summer movie series from June 23 to Aug. 5.

First Scholars Program seeks mentors for first-generation students
The First Scholars Program is seeking additional mentors to work with students for the 2016-17 academic year. Participation requires less than 20 hours per semester of your time.

Heritage College D.O./Ph.D. student wins poster award at Endocrine Society’s annual meeting
A D.O./Ph.D. student at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine who last year won a coveted research fellowship from the Endocrine Society has received an award for her research poster presentation at the Society’s 2017 annual meeting