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May 1, 2018
Benefits Open Enrollment ends Friday, May 4
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will close at 5 pm. Friday May 4. Please log in to My Personal Information and access Self Service Benefits to complete your benefits enrollment.

Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2018 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic
Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2018 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic

Register now for May 15 active shooter training
The goal of this training is to help you be more prepared should an active shooter incident occur. RSVP to

Heritage College, university celebrate milestone launch of Office of Inclusion
he Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated the launch of its new Office of Inclusion with open house events on each of its three campuses April 10-12.

Professional Development Pathways will leverage technology for training
The Badging and Certification Project will provide on-the-job professional development opportunities for Ohio University employees through new learning opportunities recorded in Blackboard. The first badges and certificate are expected to be available summer 2018 with the full program launching during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Culinary’s Dawn West named DOSA Employee of the Semester
On April 30, Assistant Manager of Auxiliaries Dawn West was recognized as the Division of Student Affairs Employee of the Semester.

Counseling and Psychological Services Director Fred Weiner to retire after 51 years at OHIO
On May 30, the Division of Student Affairs will gather to officially celebrate Fred Weiner’s legacy and honor his contributions to psychological services at OHIO.

Photo essay of the OHIO Cherry Blossoms
Each year, the spectacular pink blooms of 200 cherry trees on the Ohio University campus signal the arrival of spring. Here are 10 of our favorite images from this year.

Call for Participants: Faculty Learning Communities to Assess Student Achievement of OHIO’s Common Learning Goals
To advance institution-wide assessment efforts, OHIO seeks faculty to participate in one of four Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) dedicated to assessing one of OHIO’s common learning goals for baccalaureate programs. Friday, May 4, is the registration deadline.

Alumni help Cincinnati Enquirer win Pulitzer Prize for heroin epidemic story
The Cincinnati Enquirer recently won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for local reporting thanks to the work of several Ohio University alumni, including lead writer Dan Horn. The project focused on an ordinary week for people affected by the area’s heroin epidemic.

A Q&A with Dan Horn, OHIO alumnus and 2018 Pulitzer Prize winner
Ohio University alumnus Dan Horn was the lead writer on The Cincinnati Enquirer story, “Seven Days of Heroin,” which on April 16 won the newspaper’s second-ever Pulitzer Prize. He shared a few of his thoughts with Compass readers.

May 2, 2018
New Transportation and Parking website coming soon
In June, Transportation and Parking Services will launch a new website as part of OHIO’s Web CMS project. The new site, at, will merge the websites for Transportation and Parking. The new site offers improved accessibility and usability. The site will be organized by service and audience, so users can find what they are looking for more easily.

Early retirement makes profound impact on Chillicothe campus
“The end of an academic year is usually bittersweet. As we approach graduation, we are pleased knowing that we have prepared our students for the world. But, it also means that sometimes some of our colleagues will be leaving – whether to pursue new adventures or to retirement.” – Dean Martin Tuck

Economics, geography students present redevelopment study to Zanesville Council
Economics and geography students put their research and data skills to work on behalf of Zanesville, presenting options for redevelopment and the economic impact of the Mosaic Tile Property to the City Council on April 23.

Women in science share research experiences, career insights
A panel of Ohio University researchers made their love for science, math and engineering clear as they shared their scientific expertise and career insights with a Women in Science class.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold a spring retreat at this session. No resolutions will be considered, and no actions will be taken. A media availability session will not be held.

Southern Campus collaborates for hands-on hazmat learning with Collins Career Technical Center
Students from Collins Career Technical Center recently participated in a critical incident response scenario that featured training equipment from a partnership with Ohio University Southern.

Carter reaches 45-year career milestone at Edwards Accelerator Lab
Don Carter has spent the past 45 years as one of two engineers who manage the electrical and mechanical systems at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory on a daily basis.

Five projects receive Baker Fund support during spring 2018 cycle
The John C. Baker Fund awarded $59,415 total to five faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during spring semester 2018.

OHIO administrators honored for service, dedication at annual ceremony (PHOTOS)
Members of the Ohio University community gathered April 25 to applaud three OHIO administrators designated as outstanding administrators and to recognize those who are retiring and those who have served the University for at least 10 years.

Peterson, Reisinger to deliver speeches at Graduation Recognition Ceremony
Senator Bob Peterson of Senate District 17 and Ohio University Chillicothe’s graduating senior Joshua Reisinger will deliver remarks at this year’s Graduation Recognition Ceremony on May 4, 2018.

iCUE Spotlight: May 3-9, 2018
The iCUE Spotlight shines a light on what's happening at Ohio University! All items are taken from the official Calendar of University Events (CUE), at!

May 3, 2018
Coming soon: Connect your TVs, streaming sticks, printers, and more to the OHIO Wi-Fi
Starting late summer, students, faculty, and staff will be able to connect a broader range of devices to the University Wi-Fi

Spring 2018 graduates reflect on OHIO experience, share future plans (VIDEO)
As Ohio University’s 2018 Spring Commencement festivities get underway, graduating seniors spent some time this week sharing their perspectives on what they’ll miss the most about the OHIO experience and their plans for the future.

Bobcat Depot fiscal-year ordering deadline is approaching
When departments order computers and other accessories from Bobcat Depot, the order will need to be placed in time for the item(s) to be received at the University prior to the end of the fiscal year if it is to be accounted for (billed) in FY 2018.

Ohio University named to 2018 Transfer Honor Roll
Ohio University named to 2018 Transfer Honor Roll

May 4, 2018
Ridges Advisory Committee meets to discuss renovation, restoration projects at The Ridges
Ridges Advisory Committee meets to discuss renovation, restoration projects at The Ridges

Pyles selected as 2018 Alumni Leadership Award recipient
Ohio University Southern has selected W. Brent Pyles of Ironton as the 2018 recipient of the Dr. Dan Evans Alumni Leadership Award, which recognizes a graduate of the Southern Campus who exemplifies positive leadership in the community.

Graduate Commencement speaker encourages Class of 2018 to ‘choose migration’
Ohio University conferred about 900 master’s and doctoral degrees during its 2018 Graduate Commencement ceremony Friday, May 4, in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

Professorship in OHIO’s College of Business fosters research, professional development
In 2004, the late Frances G. Shoolroy established the Robert H. Freeman Professorship in Ohio University’s College of Business in honor of her husband, Robert H. Freeman, BA ’35, who died in 1969. The professorship is awarded to faculty who exhibit excellence in research and teaching.

Scholarship provides financial support to Nepalese students at OHIO
Deserving students at Ohio University benefit from a broad range of scholarships, from university-wide to major-specific, which lessen their financial burden and allow them to focus more fully on their studies. The annually awarded Vishwa S. Shukla Memorial Scholarship provides this kind of targeted support to a Nepalese student enrolled or accepted into OHIO’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Local childhood friends save Athens’ beloved Burrito Buggy
When news broke that Athens’ beloved Burrito Buggy was for sale, it took childhood friends Eli Flournoy, MBA ’17, and Jim Stricklin, BSED ’91, less than 48 hours to purchase it.

Joshua Moore hired as Lancaster campus enrollment manager
Joshua Moore hired as Lancaster campus enrollment manager

Athletics mourns loss of former Men's Basketball Coach Larry Hunter
OHIO Athletics is mourning the loss of alumnus and former Men's Basketball Coach Larry Hunter, who died on Friday May 4, from complications of a stroke. He served as the head coach from 1989 to 2001.

May 5, 2018
Commencement speaker Allie LaForce tells graduates to be kind, work hard and don’t look back
Be kind, surround yourself with good people who make you better and always work hard and don’t look back. These are the words of encouragement that 2018 Ohio University Spring Undergraduate Commencement speaker Allie LaForce left with this year’s graduating class of 3,400 on May 5.

May 7, 2018
Wife of gubernatorial candidate learns about Kids on Campus
“You can’t learn if you’re hungry.”<br /><br />Peggy Cordray, wife of Ohio gubernatorial candidate Richard Corday, repeated Jo Ellen Sherow’s words in agreement during a recent visit to The Plains Elementary School in Athens as Sherow, program manager of Kids on Campus, provided her with an overview of the program. Moments earlier, a few participants in the program had just left the room having had their afternoon snacks.

Health professionals gather to discuss funding for population health
In an effort to find innovative approaches to financing population health, the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health — founded by Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the University of Toledo’s College of Health and Human Services — partnered with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio on April 18 to host a conference attended by more than 150 health professionals from across the state.

OHIO Hockey names captains for 2018-19 season
OHIO Hockey has named senior forward Cody Black as captain and senior forward Bryan Lubin and senior defenseman Grant Hazel as assistant captains for the 2018-19 season.

Ten Bobcats receive the 2018-19 Fulbright Award
Ten Ohio University students have been selected as recipients for the prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program Award, the largest U.S. educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

New rain garden installed on The Ridges grounds
The newest addition on the grounds of The Ridges, a 100-square foot rain garden installed near the Child Development Center, was a collaborative effort among students, staff, and faculty at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Campus parking permit renewal now available online
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services is now offering online permit renewals for OHIO faculty and staff.

President Nellis selects Ohio University’s new Executive Vice President and Provost
President Nellis selects Ohio University’s new Executive Vice President and Provost

May 8, 2018
Some memorable moments from OHIO’s 2018 Graduate Commencement (PHOTOS)
It was a day of pomp and circumstance May 4 on the Athens Campus as Ohio University celebrated the crowning moment in the academic journey of approximately 900 master’s and doctoral students – the 2018 Graduate Commencement ceremony.

Business Continuity Planning summer training sessions announced
The Office of Emergency Programs has announced two summer brown bag training sessions for Business Continuity Planners. Space is limited.

Employees Encouraged to Celebrate Bike to Work Day on May 18
Ohio University is collaborating with multiple local agencies and businesses to promote active transportation on National Bike to Work Day.

OHIO professor sends seeds to space and conducts educational outreach on Earth
Sarah Wyatt, Professor in Environmental and Plant Biology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Ohio University, is recognized as an expert in gravitational and space biology. Using cellular and molecular approaches, she examines how plants sense and respond to gravity.

President Nellis announces "Day of Remembrance Ceremony" to take place May 16
President Nellis announces "Day of Remembrance Ceremony" to take place May 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Check out the best pictures from the May 5 Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies [PHOTOS]
About 3,400 undergraduates participated in morning and afternoon Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 5, in the Convocation Center. Check out some of the day's best pictures.

Danielle Stiene named MAC Pitcher of the Year; six OHIO softball members earn All-MAC honors
Softball senior Danielle Stiene was named the 2018 Mid-American Conference Pitcher of the Year. Six Bobcats earned spots on All-MAC Teams, including Stiene, Mikayla Cooper and Alex Day, who earned First-Team All-MAC.

May 9, 2018
Ohio University earns Ohio EPA’s top environmental stewardship award
Ohio University earns Ohio EPA’s top environmental stewardship award

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Phi Chapter named Midwest Regional Chapter of the Year
Ohio University’s Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Phi Chapter was named Regional Chapter of the Year on April 14 at the 86th Midwest Regional Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana. The judges for this award selected Phi Chapter because of its philanthropic efforts, community development, organizational programs and overall impact in the community.

Registration opens for Lancaster campus Kids in College
Registration opens for Kids in College on the Lancaster campus

May 10, 2018
University Advancement to welcome finalists for AVP for Alumni Relations/Executive Director of the Ohio Alumni Association position
University Advancement is entering the final stages of the search for OHIO’s next Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association.

iCUE Spotlight: May10-16, 2018
iCUE Spotlight is a weekly Compass feature to highlight what's in the CUE, Ohio University's official Calendar of University Events!

Annual Bernard L. Edwards Golf Tournament benefits Ohio Southern’s Proctorville Center Park
Twenty-two golf teams participated in the 15th Annual Bernard L. Edwards Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by Ohio University Southern and benefiting the new Proctorville Center Park.

CHSP creates new lecture series in honor of retiree
As Dean Randy Leite congratulated Jennifer Horner on her retirement from Ohio University, he hoped that Horner (Ph.D., J.D., professor and associate dean for research and graduate studies) would take a bit of the College of Health Sciences and Professions with her and also ensured a piece of her would continue on at the University.

May 11, 2018
Libraries introduces OHIO Open Library
OHIO Open Library is a repository that allows both faculty and students to work free of charge and make works freely available worldwide. It works through bepress’ Digital Commons, a platform that hosts many other universities’ repositories.

Tantrum Theater to stage new play: The Cake
Tantrum Theater will open its third season with the Ohio premiere of a new play, “The Cake” by Bekah Brunstetter, running June 6–June 24 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

Payroll reminds employees about end of fiscal year reconciliation of leave usage
As FY18 ends, faculty and staff are reminded to record all planned and/or confirmed absences through June 30 in the appropriate system to ensure that leave balances are appropriately reflected and carried over into FY19.

On The Green Weekend kicks off with uptown entertainment and fresh Athens cuisine
Join the Bobcat and Athens communities for Ohio University’s 5th annual On The Green Weekend, May 16-19. This year’s schedule is packed with events to help reconnect alumni with their favorite aspects of Athens.

First- to seventh-graders invited to Camp Boost
Camp BOOST 2018, a three-week summer camp at Ohio University, is looking for rising first- through seventh-grade students. The camp, which runs Monday-Friday, July 23 to Aug. 10, helps students get a jump start on the school year while providing a fun, social, and recreational environment.

May 14, 2018
Women’s Conference set for Ohio University Southern Proctorville Center
Ohio University’s Proctorville Center will present its seventh Women’s Conference, designed to acknowledge, empower, support and enrich women, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, May 18.

OHIO Softball heading to Knoxville for NCAA Regionals after winning MAC Championship
The 2018 Mid-American Conference Champion OHIO Softball Team will face off against James Madison on Friday, May 18 at 3 p.m. on ESPN3.

Lancaster campus history major gets creative with podcasting
Lancaster campus history major gets creative with podcasting

Rodney D. Hanson and Deborah Hanson Shutler to receive Austin C. Furbee Award
Ohio University Eastern Campus has chosen Rodney D. Hanson and Deborah Hanson Shutler as the 2018 Austin C. Furbee Award honorees, in recognition of their dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

Ohio’s public universities seek to close attainment gap
Ohio’s public universities seek to close attainment gap

Speaker tells Heritage College grads: Don’t forget why you became doctors
The 2018 Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Commencement ceremony, the 39th for the medical college, was a landmark in that the 178 graduates included the first 48 from its Dublin campus, which opened in 2014.

Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference to focus on rural wealth creation
The Seventh Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference will gather public officials, regional economic development practitioners, and representatives from businesses and organizations to discuss rural wealth creation in southeast Ohio.  Titled, “Changing the Narrative: Using Rural Wealth Creation to Transform the Region,” the conference will take place between 8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Ohio University’s Baker University Center Ballroom in Athens, Ohio.

May 15, 2018
Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off 2018 season on June 6
The 2018 season of the Under the Elms Summer Concert Series kicks off June 6 and will include five performances held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday, June 6 through July 4, on the College Green adjacent to Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Athena Cinema announces return of annual Summer Family Film Series – Beat the Heat $2 Days
For those who seek the cool of the air-conditioned theater, and the fun of an afternoon movie this summer, look no further. The Athena Cinema is bringing back its annual “Beat the Heat $2 Days,” a family film series and fundraiser for Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens County, featuring seven classic films and fun for all ages happening June 9–Aug. 18.

Keynote speaker discusses variety of healthcare issues during CHSP conference
As part of the School of Nursing’s “Serving the Underserved” Evidence Based Practice and Research Conference held at Ohio University on May 8, Susan Albrecht, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed using an interprofessional education program that can help healthcare professionals screen and address addiction behaviors.

Register now for May 24 active shooter training
OHIO's Office of Emergency Programs will partner with the Ohio University Police Department to offer ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) training from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 24, in Baker University Center 231.

President Nellis names OHIO’s first-ever Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
President Nellis names OHIO’s first-ever Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion

Aviation student careers to take flight through new airline partnership
The Russ College Department of Aviation has partnered with CommutAir, a United Express® carrier, giving student pilots a direct path to CommutAir first officer positions.

Russ Professor’s research finding makes cover of prestigious chemical engineering journal
A novel ammonia synthesis method developed by Ohio University Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine G. Botte has been featured on the cover the prestigious Chemical Communications journal.

May 16, 2018
2018 Spotlight on Learning Conference sparks important discussions
On May 3, around 145 faculty and staff from across the University enjoyed sessions from dozens of local experts on a variety of topics related to teaching in challenging times.

Cybersecurity exercise validates opportunities in the workforce
In response to the state’s In-Demand Jobs Week initiative, Ohio University Chillicothe hosted a Capture the Flag (CTF) event for area high school and college students on May 8, 2018. The event, organized by the Ohio Cyber Collaboration Committee (OC3), was a partnership of more than 100 public, private, military, and educational organizations.

Local professor appointed as new interim associate dean
After an internal search, Ohio University Chillicothe has announced that Dywayne Nicely, associate professor of mathematics, has accepted the interim associate dean position. Dr. Nicely will begin his new position on July 2.

Lancaster campus student-athletes selected to "All-Academic" teams
Lancaster campus student-athletes selected to "All-Academic" teams

OHIO enters ‘Ready’ phase of welcoming new students, launches Welcome Week website
As the Office for Undergraduate Orientation Programs prepares for Ohio University's annual Bobcat Student Orientation, the University’s Welcome Week Committee is moving full steam ahead with “Ready. Set. OHIO!” and launching a new Bobcat Welcome Week website.

May 17, 2018
iCUE Spotlight: May 17-23, 2018
iCUE Spotlight is a weekly Compass feature to highlight what's in the CUE, Ohio University's official Calendar of University Events! The CUE is the best way to find out what's happening on campus. And remember, anyone with an OHIO ID can add events that are happening on all OHIO campuses.

Web CMS project picks up pace for summer
OHIO's three-year project to improve website accessibility, usability, ease of maintenance, and brand consistency is gaining momentum.

Student Accessibility Services Recognized Two Staff Members as Outstanding Advocates
Student Accessibility Services Recognized Two Staff Members as Outstanding Advocates - Accessibility Ally Awards Presented for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

OHIO hosts secondary school counselors from India
Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions hosted a stop on a “fly-in tour” of secondary school counselors from India in April. OHIO worked in partnership with KIC UnivAssist to bring the counselors to campus.

May 18, 2018
Employee parking deductions update
University Human Resources announced that beginning July 1, all employee parking deductions will be withheld on a post-tax basis.

CLDC takes students on an industry tour at Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Nineteen Ohio University recreation students conducted a case study this spring semester after traveling to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a full-day field trip filled with talking to professionals in the industry and familiarizing themselves with the land.

Professional Development Pathways prepares for launch
The OHIO Professional Development Pathways program will launch later this month. As communicated in March, the framework for the first two certificates will be available for review at launch with training content to be developed throughout the year.

May 21, 2018
Viorel Popescu to be featured on WATH 970 talk show May 23
Viorel Popescu to be featured on WATH 970 talk show May 23

The Post a national winner in SPJ National Mark of Excellence awards
The Mark of Excellence Awards honor the best in student journalism in print, radio, television and online collegiate journalism. The Best All-Around Non-Daily Student Newspaper category is for newspapers that are published fewer than four days per week.

Interns go to work on Wayne Bailey’s mountain bike, acorn fire projects
The majority of the interns' time will be spent assisting with two major Wayne National Forest initiatives-the Bailey's Mountain Bike Project, where student interns are "integral" to the creation of the trail, and the Acorn Fire Project, which will reestablish oak trees.

Keep LARPing, say students in medieval history class
"Keep LARPing!" was one student's reaction to a new component of HIST 1222 Medieval History in Film and Literature this spring. Dr. Kevin Uhalde, Associate Professor of History, has taught this introductory course in history and medievalism for many years. The syllabus contained mostly historical texts and films such as Passion of Joan of Arc, Seventh Seal, and Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Recently, though, other popular media have been included.

Physicists uncover secrets of the weak force
Ohio University Physics & Astronomy Associate Professor Julie Roche and Research Assistant Professor Paul King contributed to a 12-year collaborative effort of more than 100 scientists, in an experiment termed "Q-weak," to provide a precision test of the weak force, one of four fundamental forces in nature.

Petrik talks at UN conference about role of higher education in promoting peace and justice
When Dr. James Petrik, Associate Professor of Philosophy, lectured in April at Kazakh National University in Kazakhstan, he was invited to join Kazakh National University Rector, Galym Mutanov, at a United Nations conference.

Alumni connect while cruising Panama Canal
Two dozen Ohio University alumni connected with fellow Bobcats in paradise as they set sail on a relaxing 16-night cruise through the Panama Canal last month.

Interim Executive Vice President and Provost announces reorganization of University Equity and Civil Rights
University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance (ECRC) has been reorganized to increase the visibility, efficiency and effectiveness of services for our students, faculty and staff and visitors to our campuses.

Cutler Scholars announce 15 members of class of 2022
The incoming Scholars have been accepted into six of Ohio University’s 11 colleges, with majors ranging from film and biological sciences to aviation. The program selects students based on their intellectual curiosity, leadership capability, civic engagement and character.

May 22, 2018
Box to OneDrive update: Transition in full swing
OIT has copied approximately one third of all employee Box content to OneDrive and will finish in July.

Swahili STARTALK program to be offered in July
The tuition-free Swahili STARTALK program is returning to Ohio University for a third year this summer. The program is open to all local college and high school students.

Rudy Rott named 2018 MAC Baseball Player Of The Year
Junior first baseman Rudy Rott has been named the 2018 Mid-American Conference Player of the Year. He also earned All-MAC First Team and All-MAC Defensive Team selection after leading the team in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, hits, doubles, home runs, walks, RBIs and runs scored.

OHIO chapter of National Society of Collegiate Scholars earns prestigious Gold Star Award for second consecutive year
For the second consecutive year, the Ohio University chapter of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars has received the prestigious Gold Star Award. As a reward for earning the Gold Star Award, the chapter receives a $250 scholarship and a letter to President M. Duane Nellis commemorating its Gold Star status.

2018-19 Presidential Leadership Society members announced and new graduate student group formed
2018-19 Presidential Leadership Society members announced and new graduate student group formed

May 23, 2018
OHIO partnership with Top Hat exceeds original savings goal, provides students with $600,000 savings in a single semester
In just a few short months, faculty at Ohio University have reworked enough required textbooks and course materials to save students more than expected.

In-demand real estate courses offered completely online through Lancaster campus
In-demand real estate courses offered completely online through Lancaster campus

Lancaster campus refugee and immigrant presentation separates fact from fiction
Lancaster campus refugee and immigrant presentation separates fact from fiction

Campus members participate in county’s first annual CERT training
Members of the Ohio University Chillicothe Campus community attended a two-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) workshop on May 19-20, 2018 at the local Ross County Emergency Management Agency. The training consisted of two days of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises that lasted about eight-hours each day.

Bobcat Student Orientation 2018 kicks off June 4
The Ohio University Athens Campus will welcome about 9,000 of the newest Bobcats and their families and friends during 2018 Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO), which runs June 4 through June 30.

OHIO Board of Trustees honored for bold, innovative fiscal moves
The Ohio University Board of Trustees has been nationally recognized for its innovative efforts to manage long-term financial issues, including the creation of the OHIO Guarantee and a mechanism for funding deferred maintenance needs.

May 24, 2018
iCUE Spotlight: May 24-30, 2018
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Sixty community partners attend active shooter tabletop exercise
Sixty community partners attend active shooter tabletop exercise

May 25, 2018
OHIO Alumni Southern Chapter receives award for student networking
The Southern Chapter was recognized with the Lindley Student Networking Award, which celebrates the alumni association’s 150th anniversary and recognizes efforts which create opportunity for student-alumni networking.

State grant allows OHIO to partner with four companies on new manufacturing project
In a first-ever joint venture, Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology will partner with the state of Ohio’s Advanced Manufacturing Program and four industrial partners — MIBA Bearings US LLC, MIBA Sintering Group, Universal Technology Corporation and Ariel Corporation — to research the manufacturing of inexpensive and high-performance industrial bearings with a long service life. Such a bearing could address existing issues with current bearings that are used in the industrial marketplace.

OHIO President Nellis engages with business leaders on the University’s Zanesville Campus
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis met with local business leaders on Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus to discuss local industry, education and more during a roundtable meeting earlier this month.

Ohio Athletics sets program high in latest Academic Progress Rate results from NCAA
Ohio University continued to experience solid academic progress from its 16 intercollegiate programs with all programs reaching a score above 970 in multi-year rate – a first in program history.

Historic Bingham House gets a new roof
Built around 1803 and first located on South College Street, Bingham House is believed to have been built by Silas Bingham, a Revolutionary War hero, successful businessman and the first sheriff of Athens County.

Procurement center at Voinovich School partners with NASA to stimulate regional economic growth
NASA has teamed up with the OHIO Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and other PTACs in the four-state region for a first-ever two-day conference on Ohio University campus to help businesses sell to NASA and other government buyers.

May 29, 2018
Lancaster Campus professor presents at international conference
Lancaster Campus professor presents at international conference

Computer science student earns nationally competitive Department of Commerce scholarship
A Russ College computer science student is one of just 150 students nationwide to have won a nationally competitive National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scholarship.

Governor appoints Eileen Sheil to the Ohio University Board of Trustees
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Eileen Sheil, executive director of corporate communications for the Cleveland Clinic, to the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Sheil’s term began May 24, 2018; it will end May 13, 2027. She fills the expired term of former OHIO Trustee Janetta King.

Innovation Center welcomes iReconCars as new client
The Ohio University Innovation Center announces the addition of iReconCars, LLC, to its incubator program. Co-founded by Mike Boyd, CEO, and Micah Tindor, COO, the company has developed a platform that automates the used car reconditioning process for automotive dealerships.

May 30, 2018
Ohio University joins research network that offers new external funding opportunities
Ohio University joins research network that offers new external funding opportunities

OHIO’s LGBT Center to co-host second annual Athens Pride Fest
Athens Pride Fest 2018, a week-long event produced by Ohio University’s LGBT Center and the Southeastern LGBTQ Center & Coalition, will run Monday, June 4, through Sunday, June 10. Athens Pride Fest is a celebration of solidarity, education, fun and activism aimed to promote love, acceptance and camaraderie. Created in 2017 as a statement against oppression, the event is an opportunity to unite and celebrate one another.

Summer Institute for Diversity Education continues to expand its reach in ninth year
The ninth annual Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education was held in May on the Athens Campus and for the first time attendees came from as far as California to participate. Alumnus Dr. Mark P. Orbe, an internationally known educator, author and consultant, leads the four-day, 30-hour training.

ohiotoday’s spring issue shows how OHIO community leads
ohiotoday spring cover imageThe spring issue of ohiotoday, themed “leadership,” is filled with stories about OHIO faculty, staff, students and alumni who lead with purpose.