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Jul 2, 2012
OUPD conduct first responder training at Wolfe Street Apartments
The Ohio University Police Department, along with Athens City police and fire departments, held first responder training on Thursday at the Wolfe Street apartment complex.

Managerial Essentials Training schedule announced for 2012-13
University Human Resources Leadership and Staff Development announced one of their professional development programs for the next academic year, which begins in September 2012 and ends in May 2013.

University will be closed Wednesday for holiday
Ohio University will be closed Wednesday, July 4, in observance of the national Independence Day holiday.

Highlighting the Green: Spring 2012 [SLIDESHOW]
This special video encapsulates a few of the recent triumphs that have added new chapters to OHIO's legacy of excellence.<br />

Cooling stations operational, water systems status and debris drop-off sites designated
Here is some important storm recovery information for Athens area residents.

University praised for response to severe storm
Gov. John Kasich on Saturday declared a state of emergency for the entire state and after speaking with President Roderick J. McDavis, praised the University, city and county's response to the disaster.

Alumni celebrate 55 years of theater in Cape Cod
Since 1958, the Ohio University Players have made an annual pilgrimage to the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Mass., to put on a challenging play a week, from musicals to Shakespeare.

Jul 3, 2012
Alumni Association July newsletter now available
The July issue of the Ohio University Association’s newsletter, "OHIO Alumni," is now available to view online.

Jul 5, 2012
Emeriti Association Social on July 11
The Ohio University Emeriti Association will host a reception and social on Wednesday, July 11, at Konneker Alumni Center.

Ohio Athletics and WOUB announce new partnership
Ohio University Athletics and WOUB have announced a new partnership that will combine the resources of both departments. In the new structure, Evan Shaw, Assistant Athletic Director of Multimedia Marketing and editor/videographer, will serve in a dual appointment.

Jul 6, 2012
President recognizes those involved in the area's recovery efforts
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff expressing gratitude for those who have and still are helping in the area's recovery from last week's damaging storms.

University mourns loss of senior Avionics Engineering Center program engineer
David Arthur Quinet, a senior program engineer with Ohio University's Avionics Engineering Center, died in May in San Diego, Calif., after a brief illness.

Jul 9, 2012
Ohio welcomes back 60s-era program for students born to lead
A group of Ohio University alumni with a strong connection to Vernon Alden, the University’s 15th president, have made a gift of $365,000 toward the revitalization of a 1960s-era project called the Ohio Fellows Program (OFP) that Alden helped to develop.

Self-described 'Trash Man' leaves legacy on OHIO’s reduce, reuse and recycle efforts
When you talk to Ed Newman about his 22-year career in OHIO’s Office of Recycling and Refuse, you spend the first 10 minutes listening to him praise the work of other environmental advocates.

Summer programs allow motivated high school students to get ahead
Thanks to the High School Honors Academy and other programs, motivated students are able to dip their toe into the college pool and get university credit hours and college experiences.

Jul 10, 2012
Eastern Campus' Diao named Outstanding Professor
Ohio University Eastern Associate Professor of Mathematics Zijian Diao has been named an Outstanding Professor in Regional Higher Education for the 2011-12 academic year.

Jul 12, 2012
Retired Lancaster Schools educators endow scholarship at Lancaster Campus
Retired Lancaster City Schools Superintendent John Baughman and retired Lancaster teacher Marcia Baughman know the value of an education.

Undergraduate catalog and DARS update now available
On Thursday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an email to all faculty and staff with a DARS update and information about the 2012-2013 undergraduate catalog.

Luncheon event sets tone for Promise Lives campaign on Chillicothe Campus
A recent luncheon in the Shoemaker Center helped to kick off the Chillicothe Campus’ portion of the Ohio University "The Promise Lives" capital campaign.

Ohio Athletics introduces Varsity Ohio
Jim Schaus, Ohio University Director of Athletics announced Wednesday at a press conference the establishment of Varsity Ohio - an exclusive organization for former Bobcat student-athlete alumni.

MAC Football Media Day to be televised on ESPN3 July 24
MAC Football Media Day will be shown live on ESPN3 on Tuesday, July 24th in Detroit. Head Coach Frank Solich, <br />quarterback Tyler Tettleton and defensive back Travis Carrie will represent the Bobcats.

Risk Management and Safety newsletter available
Read the latest Risk Management and Safety newsletter here. This issue addresses injured worker care, fire alarms, food illnesses, and universal waste.

Jul 13, 2012
Welcoming OHIO's newest Bobcats
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all Athens Campus faculty and staff about Bobcat Student Orientation.

Ann Gabriel named Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year
Ann Gabriel, professor in the Ohio University School of Accountancy, was recently named the 2012 Outstanding Accounting Educator of the Year. The award is presented to an accounting professor who has demonstrated outstanding contribution and innovation that has positively impacted the accounting profession.

SIDE diversity training reminds participants why one size does not fit all
Twenty participants earned certificates in diversity training at OHIO's third annual Summer Institute for Diversity Education. The program focused on the positive impact of diversity at the University and throughout the region.

Wireless upgrade schedule announced; work to start in July
The Office of Information Technology (OIT) has announced the successful completion of its NextGen wireless pilot and awarded a contract to Aruba Networks to supply the university with the necessary equipment to complete the NextGen wireless upgrade. Work will begin July 2012 in the residence halls, with academic buildings to begin during the latter part of fall semester.

Jul 16, 2012
Feeding children's bodies, minds and spirits
Big dreams, empowerment, and the nutrition needed to fulfill a child's limitless potential are just some of the results of Kids on Campus.

Sound Science: Li Xu examines how cochlear implants can be fine-tuned for speakers of tonal languages
For the tens of millions of Mandarin Chinese speakers who suffer from hearing impairment, the tonal language can pose serious comprehension challenges. The Mandarin word “ma” inflected one way means “mother,” but, with a slight change in the speaker’s tone, “ma” can mean “horse.” Although more Chinese are using cochlear implants, electronic devices surgically attached to the inner ear to enhance sound, the current technology can’t capture the subtle rise and fall of tonal languages such as Mandarin.

Jul 17, 2012
It’s official: Dublin is the site of new Ohio University medical school extension campus
Ohio University and the City of Dublin, Ohio, last week completed real estate transactions on 60 acres, part of which becomes the site of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) central Ohio extension campus. The property also includes an area for the development of education and technology related partnerships that will support the City of Dublin's envisioned West Innovation District.

Jul 18, 2012
Athens campus meets emergency power reduction goals on Tuesday
The Athens campus met its power reduction goal yesterday and is still eligible for the $47,000 annual payment from Energy Connect, a nationwide company that will pay the University for its ability to reduce power during the summer.

Johnson named dean of Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., as dean of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine effective Aug. 20.

J. Patrick Campbell appointed to Board of Trustees
J. Patrick Campbell has been appointed to a three year term as a national trustee on the Ohio University Board of Trustees. He was appointed at the Board's meeting on June 22.

Jul 19, 2012
Quarterback Tyler Tettleton selected to the Davey O'Brien Watch List
Ohio University quarterback Tyler Tettleton was named to the 2012 Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Watch List on Wednesday. The Davey O'Brien Award is given annually to the nation's top collegiate quarterback.

Ohio Valley Summer Theater offers free admission on Thursday to musical 'Ragtime'
Ohio Valley Summer Theater (OVST) is offering free admission on Thursday, July 26, to its adaptation of the Broadway play "Ragtime."

McDavises visit Kids on Campus students
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis greeted more than 100 students participating in the Kids on Campus program on Wednesday. The University's first couple chatted with the students during their lunch break in Bird Arena.

Now more renewals on OhioLINK books
OhioLINK, the resource-sharing consortium of Ohio’s college and university libraries and the State Library of Ohio, has updated their lending policies. The maximum number of renewals has grown.

Engineering dean named 'Uncommon Engineer' by Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Dennis Irwin, dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, received the Uncommon Engineer Award from the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE).

Jul 20, 2012
Joan Connor’s new stories explore the difficult dance of longing and romance
Connor’s new book, How to Stop Loving Someone, is her fourth collection of short fiction.

Jul 23, 2012
Ohio Volleyball earns AVCA Team Academic Award
The Ohio University volleyball team was awarded an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2011-2012 school year. The team had a cumulative GPA of 3.72 for the 2011-12 academic year.

$25,000 gift endows scholarship for Ohio University physical therapy students
A $25,000 gift from Ohio University Therapy Associates (OUTA) will endow a scholarship to help southeast Ohio students pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University.

Jul 24, 2012
Open forums for Edison Biotechnology Institute Director candidates
Open forums for Edison Biotechnology Institute Director candidates

Southern Campus nursing professor named RHE Outstanding Professor
Southern Campus Associate Professor of Nursing Nicole Pennington was chosen as a Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor for the 2011-12 academic year. She joins Ohio University Eastern Associate Professor of Mathematics Zijian Diao as this year's recipients.

The Ryan Collection brings history to life on BBC4
On June 10, 2012, President Dwight D. Eisenhower spoke about his experience with WWII on the radio news network, BBC4. Considering Eisenhower died in 1961, this was an incredible feat, yet it was possible thanks to the Ryan Collection housed in Ohio University Libraries’ Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections.

Botswana delegation visits University to talk business development and education
A delegation of business development and education officials from Botswana visited Ohio University on Monday to meet with Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and representatives of several departments and colleges.

Jul 25, 2012
Afternoon classes canceled at Ohio University Southern Campus
All offices and afternoon classes at Ohio University Southern will be closed 7-25-12 beginning at 1 p.m.

WOUB productions recognized by regional chapter of the NATAS
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Association for Television Arts and Sciences has recognized two WOUB productions - Gridiron Glory and The Bobcat Sports Showcase - with student production awards. Another program - Hardwood Heroes - was recognized with an honorable mention.

Chicago debut brings in large crowds
The Lancaster Festival debut of the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of "Chicago: The Musical" was a huge success. There was a large turnout for both the afternoon and evening showings.

Jul 26, 2012
Pair of Ohio University physiologists assists U.S. Olympic rowers
If any U.S. rowing teams navigate their way to a medal in the London Olympics, which begin this weekend, they can thank in part the work of two Ohio University physiologists.

University to offer car-sharing program to students
The University is partnering with Enterprise Rent-A-Car to offer car-sharing to students 18 and over. The program is a membership-based, automated car rental option that offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative.

University signs lease agreement for use of former Woolworth building
Ohio University has reached a lease agreement with local property owner Carolyn Gilmore for use of the former Woolworth building located at 31 S. Court St. The University took possession of the building on July 23.

University mourns associate professor of mechanical engineering
Kenneth Richard Halliday, recently retired associate professor of mechanical engineering at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, died July 16 after a long illness.

Football team picked to win MAC East and MAC Championship
The Ohio Bobcats and the Toledo Rockets have been selected to win the East and West Divisions respectfully in the 2012 Mid-American Conference Football Preseason Poll. The Bobcats also were selected to win the Marathon MAC Football Championship.

OHIO musician's new work features emerging female composers
Overheard: New Music for Oboe and English Horn, the second album from Ohio University musician Michele Fiala, predominantly features emerging North American female composers.

Jul 27, 2012
OU-HCOM welcomes class of 2016 during Convocation
139 aspiring physicians and surgeons will be welcomed to Ohio University and into the osteopathic profession as they receive their short white coats during OU-HCOM’s 37th Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

University engineering grad student places first in infrared video competition
Warnaka Gunawardena, a graduate student at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, tied for first in the recent "See the World in Infrared 2012 Student Infrared Imaging Video Competition @ OHIO" competition.

University mourns Professor Emeritus of Education Ray Skinner
Ohio University Professor Emeritus in the College of Education Ray Skinner died July 15. He taught at Ohio University for 30 years wrote the proposal that was funded by the U.S. Department of Education to start the Upward Bound Program.

Jul 30, 2012
Lancaster Campus celebrates the arts on campus with alumni and friends
Alumni and friends of the Ohio University Lancaster Campus came together Wednesday night to celebrate a regional campus homecoming of sorts, while taking in theater, arts and culture.

First year students welcomed into osteopathic medical profession
David L. Bronson, M.D., F.A.C.P., president of Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals, and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Yvette McGee Brown, J.D., received The Phillips Medal of Public Service during the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (OU-HCOM) 37th Convocation Ceremony.

FTAG approves new Blackboard course archiving procedure
To help conserve limited storage space on the university's Blackboard server, the Faculty Technology Advisory Group (FTAG) has approved a new Course Lifecycle Procedure for archiving older courses.