|Steve Skidmore takes helm of WOUB engineering|
Steve Skidmore will take over the position held by David Wiseman. For the past several years, Skidmore has served as director of IT and Technical Operations and has been employed with the WOUB Center for Public Media for 26 years.
|Alumni Association board gains five new members|
The Ohio University Alumni Association will welcome five new members to their Board of Directors. The additions come from a diversity of backgrounds, but they all have one thing in common – they are all proud to be bobcats.
|University mourns David Jacoby|
David Jacoby, longtime Ohio University professor of physical education and sports science, died unexpectedly on June 23 at the age of 72.
|Eisenstein, Shaw win Emmy For sports feature|
Russ Eisenstein, Ohio’s “Voice of the Bobcats”, and Evan Shaw, Ohio’s Director of Multimedia Marketing, have been awarded an Emmy by the Ohio Valley Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Sports Feature.
|Four Ohio swimmers to compete at National Championships|
Ohio swimming and diving continues to put its face on the national swimming scene as four Bobcats will compete at the 2010 Conoco Phillips National Championships Aug. 3-7 in Irvine, Calif.
|Scripps alumnus among top five in MTV Twitter jockey contest|
Ryan Lytle, a 2010 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, has cleared another hurdle in his quest to become MTV’s first-ever Twitter jockey, a position that will carry a $1,000,000 salary and a one-year contract with MTV in New York.
|WOUB educational series "Spaced Out" wins two Emmy awards|
The Ohio Valley Regional Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) presented WOUB with two Emmy awards during the annual Emmy awards ceremony on Saturday, July 31 in Columbus.
|Kennedy Museum of Art shares weavings across continents|
More than twenty examples of Native American weaving from Kennedy Museum of Art’s collection will soon be traveling across continents, to South America. It is part of "Tradition and Practice," a traveling exhibition sponsored by the U.S. embassies in Guatemala and Bolivia through the Visual Arts Initiative (VAI), a part of the Cultural Programs Division of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
|Learning community history through Charlie Chaplin|
Connections of community and poverty featured in “Charlie Goes to School” will be the foundation of an educator’s workshop held in conjunction with an international Charlie Chaplin conference coming to the Ohio University Zanesville campus. The creative community history school project educator’s program is part of the three-day conference hosted by OU-Z.
|Research Matters: OHIO research reaches important milestones in 2010|
The University System of Ohio recognized Ohio University’s research in the areas of “energy and the environment” and “health and wellness” as state “Centers of Excellence.” A third proposal for the Scripps College of Communication is pending approval. These centers encompass research and scholarship programs that already have made an impact on the state, national, and international stage, and have strong potential for growth.
|University adds new war and peace major and certificate|
Beginning this fall, Ohio University undergraduates can major in "Global Studies - War and Peace" or earn a certificate in "War and Peace Studies." The new programs will provide students with a broad and deep understanding of war and peace from an interdisciplinary perspective.
|OHIO rolls out welcome mat|
The Ohio University community is braced with open arms for the flurry of suitcases and new faces that characterize its annual move-in weekend. Record numbers of students have volunteered to welcome new arrivals around this year's move-in theme: Go Green!
|Pelotonia bikers coming to Athens this weekend|
On Saturday, the number of bicycles in Athens will increase exponentially. Hundreds of cyclists will spin into town, completing the first leg of the Pelotonia bike tour, from Columbus to Ohio University's TailGreat Park.
|Retired professor wins Fulbright Award|
David Mould, a recently retired Ohio University professor of media arts and studies, received the 2010-2011 Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award to teach and conduct research at the Eurasian National University in Astana, Kazakhstan.
|New firm to develop wastewater remediation technology|
E3 Technologies, LLC, a new firm based in Athens, Ohio, will develop an Ohio University invention called the “GreenBox” designed to clean commercial and agricultural wastewater and produce hydrogen energy—a technology that’s been described as “pee power.”
|Jeff Hill construction update|
To complete the installation of the chilled water line on East Union Street, or Jeff Hill, as it is commonly called, York Paving Company will be working within the intersection of East Union Street and University Terrace on Aug. 25 and 26.
|Ohio University football show returns September 3!|
As the Bobcat football season draws closer and closer, viewers can expect to see major changes on screen and behind the scenes of Bobcat Blitz.
|Exhibit to honor alumnus|
Beginning Saturday, Kennedy Museum of Art presents an exhibition featuring eight iconic jazz images by world-renowned photographer and alumnus Herman Leonard.
Leonard, who passed away on Aug. 14, was a 1947 graduate and served as the 2009 Undergraduate Commencement speaker. He received an honorary doctorate during the ceremony.
|Residence hall move in begins Sept. 2|
Residence hall move in begins Sept. 2 at 9 a.m. for first-year students and will continue through the weekend, with residence halls officially opening for all other students on Sept. 4.
|My move-in experience|
With the start of a new school year, and thousands of first-year students moving into the residence halls, an upperclassman offers her experiences and advice.
|To buy, rent or download?|
Textbooks, aside from tuition, room and board, are regarded one of the largest expenses related to college. A July article by <i>The New York Times</i> indicated the cost of college textbooks has risen 6 percent on average each year from 1986 to 2004.
|Diabetes clinical trial recruiting patients|
Researchers at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) are recruiting local type 2 diabetes patients for a clinical trial. The trial will look at the benefits of short-term intensive insulin therapy on long-term diabetes management.
|Human Resources updates employees about Medicare benefits|
Please read this notice carefully and keep it where you can find it. This notice has information about your current prescription drug coverage with Ohio University and about your options under Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. This information can help you decide whether or not you want to join a Medicare drug plan. Information about where you can get help to make decisions about your prescription drug coverage is at the end of this notice.