|Positive enrollment provides employees with 1 percent salary pool|
The president has just announced the approval of an additional 1 percent salary pool for both faculty and staff as a result of the positive enrollment outcomes we are experiencing this year.
|Robinson bringing a dose of comedy to Homecoming Week|
The Craig Robinson Comedy Show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium as part of the Homecoming Week festivities.
|Alumnus lends a helping hand to Ohio University Southern undergraduates|
Thanks to the generosity of the W.F. Dickens Family Scholarship, an additional opportunity to fund the education of Ohio University Southern Campus students is available to those pursuing an undergraduate degree in the hard sciences or majoring in business or accounting.
|University mourns death of first-year student|
Ohio University mourns the death of first-year student Michael P. Robinson, 18, who died unexpectedly in Atkinson Hall on Saturday, Aug. 31.
|The Promise Lives Campaign grows to $426 million with the help of OHIO’s faculty and staff|
This past March, OHIO launched The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign to demonstrate the collective strength of OHIO’s employees and to promote Ohio University as an institution that fosters what Vice President for Advancement J. Bryan Benchoff calls “a culture of philanthropy.” In fiscal 2013, “1,519 OHIO employees gave back to the University, totaling more than $786,363 in support,” Benchoff said.
|Men's Basketball releases schedule|
The Ohio University men’s basketball team announced its 2013-14 schedule Tuesday, which features 14 games against teams that qualified for postseason play.
|OHIO student aviators to benefit from bridge agreement with regional airline|
Officials from Dayton-based PSA Airlines and Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology have signed a bridge agreement that will increase employment opportunities for aviation flight students and secure a consistent recruiting pipeline for the airline.
|Eng + Science Hall of Fame to induct Eminent Scholar Sunggyu K.B. Lee|
Big ideas in chemical engineering, such as clean coal, mobile water treatment, and biodegradable plastics are the daily work of great minds in the field -- and our world’s hope, some might say, for a sustainable future.
|Cell biology conference invites students, postdocs to register for free event|
Cell biology conference invites students, postdocs to register for free event
|Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday|
The University will test its text messaging, emergency page, email, Facebook, Twitter, outdoor notification, and CATVision emergency notification systems on Sept. 6.
|Chillicothe Campus off to strong start in 2013-14|
Dean Tuck addresses campus during annual fall meeting
|Ohio University to offer new Alumni MasterCard® beginning this fall|
Beginning today, Ohio University alumni and friends can begin submitting applications for the new Ohio University Alumni MasterCard®. Once Ohio University alumni and friends apply for the Alumni MasterCard®, they will be afforded the opportunity to earn points in correlation for every dollar spent.
|Move-In recycling efforts yield high recovery rate|
Ohio University’s Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan is off to a strong start this year, with recent numbers showing a rate of approximately 95 percent of all cardboard and packing material used during Move-in Weekend recovered.
|Finalists for new OIT faculty tech director to present at open forums Sep 9 - Oct 14|
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the hiring process for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology & research.
|Open Forum: faculty tech director finalist Greg Kessler, Sep 9|
Greg Kessler, finalist for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology and research position, will present at an open forum at 1pm in Alden 319 on Sep 9.
|Interfaith Peace Walk to celebrate religious diversity, common goals|
UCM will host its third annual Interfaith Peace Walk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
|Counseling and Psychological Services to show off renovated offices Sept. 10|
Counseling and Psychological Services will host an open house to show off the new renovations to its Hudson Hall offices from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.
|OHIO community gets first look at new branding commercials|
University Communications and Marketing premiered the four commercials and a trailer created for the new "it's you" branding campaign during an event held Wednesday afternoon in Baker University Center Theatre.
|Phi Kappa Tau summer reunion in Athens|
On July 18, the men of Beta Chapter returned to the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, home of their alma mater, Ohio University, where they gathered for a summer reunion.
|Science Café discussion to address dangers of prescription drugs|
Millions of people use prescription drugs daily to cure their various illnesses, but do they consider the detrimental effects these drugs could pose to their health after years of use? Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Janet Duerr will answer this question in her Science Café discussion titled "Genes: Are we just big, smart worms?" on Sept. 11.
|Ohio University breaks ground at new medical school campus in Dublin|
Nearly 100 Ohio University supporters gathered on this bright, crisp morning to mark the beginning of yearlong renovations to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s new central Ohio campus. Watch a video from the event.
|OHIO’s 1804 Fund awards 15 new research and community outreach initiatives|
The Ohio University Foundation Board’s 1804 Fund committee has awarded $265,475 for faculty research and graduate student research projects and $215,475 to 11 projects for undergraduate learning for the 2013 academic year. The 1804 Fund fosters innovation and collaboration across disciplines. The fund supports projects that focus on excellence in undergraduate education, faculty research and graduate studies and supports the University's core mission of "maintaining, strengthening, and enhancing a learning-centered community."
|University to host annual Majors Fair Sept. 17|
The annual Majors Fair is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept.
17, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|Printing Services to host promotional products showcase|
Ohio University Printing Services will highlight many of its on-campus promotional options during a Promotional Products Showcase event later this month.
|Fourteenth class of Ohio University Engineering Ambassadors initiated|
A group of engineering and technology students at Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology rose extra early Thursday to line up and receive their pins from Dean Dennis Irwin, formally inducting them into the Karol A. and Joann Ondick Engineering Ambassadors Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.
|Voinovich School Welcomes New Students|
Ohio University students and faculty celebrated the uniqueness of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs during the school's Welcome Reception in Walter Hall Rotunda on Wednesday, Sept. 4.<br /><br />In his remarks, special guest Congressman Steve Stivers (R-15) described the Voinovich School as not just a "think tank," but a "do tank."
|President updates Congressman Steve Stivers on University happenings|
Ohio U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers visited the Athens Campus on Sept. 4 to chat with President Roderick J. McDavis and greet the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs faculty, staff and students.
|Fire alarm testing set for Sept. 10 in Baker University Center|
Alarms will sound in Baker Center during the test between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.
|Check out the latest news from Ohio University Press|
As Ohio University Press settled into a new office space over the summer months, the naming of a new director in July was another big event. Here's some other big news from the office.
|Chemistry fraternity shows the science behind "Harry Potter" potions|
Children and families packed the the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery as Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry students brought some of Harry Potter’s magic potions to life.
|Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington remembers 9.11.01|
September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the lives of all Americans. But, Mike Blythe experienced the terrorist attacks 12 years ago differently than others because he was working for the Department of Defense at the time.
|West Green, Ridges buildings may experience warmer than normal temperatures|
Due to equipment issues and warm temperatures outside, buildings on West Green and The Ridges may experience warmer than usual interior temperatures.
|OUPD taking proactive approach to event security on campus|
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers says his department is taking a proactive approach to event security to ensure the public remains as safe as possible during large gatherings, such as home football games.
|Latest national ranking reinforces commitment to excellence|
Ohio University has once again retained its spot as a Tier 1 institution, according to the latest college edition of U.S. News & World Report.
|Human rights expert to lecture at OHIO on Constitution Day|
In celebration of Constitution Day, Bert Lockwood will deliver a lecture titled, “U.S. Constitution and International Human Rights Law” at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Scripps Hall’s Anderson Auditorium.
|Energy reduction needed today|
As a part of the Demand Response program that Ohio University has entered into with Energy Connect, a reduction in electrical power is needed today, Sept. 11, from 1:45 to 8 p.m.
|Guidelines released for 1 percent salary pool|
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration have released the guidelines established for the 1 percent salary pool recently approved by the Board of Trustees.
|Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 16|
The Office of Education Abroad will be hosting the Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|Venture Café to focus on student entrepreneurs Sept. 17|
The topic at the next Venture Café will be student entrepreneurs at Ohio University. The discussion
will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Baker University Center 240.
|Open Forum: faculty tech director finalist Mike Lafreniere, Sep 16|
Mike Lafreniere, finalist for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology and research position, will present an open forum Sep 16 at 1 p.m.
|Chillicothe Campus' artistic vision and campus news|
This week's news blog stories include Darren Baker's vision for the art galleries and more
|Fall Parents Weekend is Sept. 20-22|
Ohio University will welcome Bobcat parents back to campus for Fall Parents Weekend, Sept. 20-22. The weekend gives parents the opportunity to visit their student's new home and experience first-hand what it’s like to be a Bobcat.
|Tranformational Leadership workshop is Sept. 19|
On Thursday, Sept. 19, a workshop on Transformational Leadership will be presented in Baker Center Ballroom A. It is a follow-up to inclusion and accessibility work that was started on April 13, 2012, with a Vision Day event and a Planning Day Event in November.
|Cafe Conversation on surveillance society is Sept. 18|
Gilliom, a professor of political science and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences will present "The Death of Big Brother and the Rise of the Surveillance Society," during the next Café Conversation at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18
|Artist Melissa Haviland explores female conventions in prints, installations, and performances|
When artist Melissa Haviland decided to capture the act of breaking seven entire sets of fine china on film, some of the crew members on the shoot cringed at the demise of so many delicate plates and teacups. The rest? They were cheering on the destruction.
|Faculty and Staff Resource Fair 2013 set for October|
Registration is now open for Ohio University employees interested in attending the annual Faculty and Staff Resource Fair set for Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|Athens community to raise awareness with 'Challenged by Choice'|
Members of the Athens and Ohio University communities will have the opportunity to experience living life with a disability through the annual event, "Challenged by Choice," which will take place from noon to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.
|Black Alumni Reunion Preview: Black Owned Business Owners Networking Reception|
Participants in this year’s Ohio University Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) weekend are invited to attend the Black Owned Business Owners Networking Reception in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m on Friday, September 27. To register for this and other BAR events, visit ohioalumnievent.org.
|New networked software install options for centrally managed PCs|
OIT is changing the process for installing software over the network on centrally managed PCs. If your PC is missing any critical Windows updates, it might reboot when those updates get applied.
|OHIO art and design talent garners three prestigious awards|
Alumni and select Ohio Today staff recognized in design association's 2013 competition
|Interfaith Peace Walk encourages peace and collaboration|
The Sept. 11 Interfaith Peace Walk called people of all races and faith traditions to extend the sentiment of "Peace be with you" to one another and to the world.
|Alumnus’ legacy of learning inspires giving from alumni and friends|
Alumni and friends of Brian McIntyre, who died of cancer in May 2012, established The Brian McIntyre Memorial Fund to provide urban high school students with funding to attend the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s High School Journalism Workshop.
|Second Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon Honors Clarence Page|
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and Ohio University alumnus Clarence Page was the man of the hour at the Second Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon on September 12. This ceremony, honored OU alumni active in public service to the nation. President Roderick McDavis hosted the event on behalf of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.
|Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment to host fall energy workshop|
The Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment (CE3) at the Ohio University Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs will host its fall energy and emissions event on Friday, September 27 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.
|Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches film and speaker series Sept. 18|
The Ohio University Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches its film series at the downtown Athena Cinema at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Admission is free.
|Dr. Connie Esmond-Kiger receives Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award|
The OHIO College of Business is proud to announce Dr. Esmond-Kiger's recognition by Beta Alpha Psi as Outstanding Faculty Advisor
|Open Forum: faculty tech director finalist Haomin Wang, Sep 23|
Haomin Wang, finalist for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology and research position, will present at an open forum at 1pm in Alden 319 on Sep 23.
|Regional campuses embrace new brand position|
After convening at a Regional Campus Brand Summit last fall, the collaborative work of 15 individuals appointed by Regional Campus Deans worked to establish a more consistent approach to how each regional campus conveys the Ohio University experience.
|For Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, meet three OHIO fellows|
It's national Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, a time when universities across the country recognize the contributions that postdoctoral fellows make to the research enterprise.
|Job seekers "pin" hopes on Career and Leadership Development Center's board|
The Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) is hard at work expanding their approach to reaching a new generation of tech-savvy young leaders.
|University's participation in Demand Response reduction yields relief for electric grid|
On a day when the city of Detroit experienced power outages because of generation capacity issues in the Eastern Electric Grid, Ohio University participated in an Emergency Demand Reduction Initiative.
|President updates campus community on Ridges Advisory Commitee|
On Thursday, Sept. 19, President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following message to the Athens Campus community to update them on The Ridges Advisory Committee.
|Save a life by donating at upcoming blood drive|
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic of Medicine chapter of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the Family Medicine Club will host the annual Fall American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grosvenor Hall 113. If you last gave before July 29, you are eligible to donate again.
|Community agency and OHIO students team up to raise awareness of human trafficking|
The Athens County Child Advocacy Center and an OHIO student organization plan to host End Slavery Week from Nov.4-7.
|OHIO Libraries presents exhibit in honor of Black Alumni Reunion|
On Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, Ohio University Libraries presents "I Feel Good: A Soulful Stroll Down Memory Lane," a special archives display organized in honor of the Black Alumni Reunion.
|Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Carl H. Walker|
On Sept. 28 OHIO Libraries will host a conversation with author Carl H. Walker. The topic is his book, “Soulful Bobcats: Experiences of African American Students at Ohio University during the 1950s."
|Dinosaurs in 3D: Science Café brings T. rex to life Sept. 25|
Dinosaurs are fascinating animals that have important stories to tell, but the fossils we have are only part of the tale, according to Ohio University dinosaur expert Lawrence Witmer.
|Voinovich School Reappoints Voinovich Faculty Fellow|
Dr. DeLysa Burnier, professor of political science in Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been reappointed the Voinovich Faculty Fellow in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. Voinovich School Fellows are chosen for their outstanding contributions to public service and business, and for their leadership in State and national affairs.<br /><br />As the Voinovich Faculty Fellow, Burnier has been crucial in the use and promotion of the Voinovich Collections Archives which houses photographs, legal opinions, legislative bills, correspondence, and many other exceptional and distinctive resources at the Vernon R. Alden Library. The goal of the Voinovich Collection Archives is to bring together the three archival collections, Mayor of Cleveland, Governor of Ohio, and United States Senator office documents into an integrated and searchable digital collection.<br />
|Athens natives bringing College Town Film Festival to hometown|
Athens High School graduates Matthew Jordan and Eric Zudak are bringing the College Town Film Festival to their hometown and Ohio University Oct. 2-5.
|The Steady Push for International Human Rights|
If it had signed international human rights treaties in the 20th century, “the United States would be a more generous nation today,” said Bert B. Lockwood on Constitution Day.
|Process to develop new science building shared with University community|
What began as a project to consider renovations to Clippinger Laboratories has become an effort to define the parameters for a new building.
|DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification|
What would happen if a Pakistani consumer thought she was buying chamomile to help her sleep or hyssop to help with a cough, but instead the herbs were misidentified? A faculty member and a postdoc alum turn to barcoding plants.
|Why Study Food? Theme Tackles Globalization, Science, Technology, Social Progress|
Food Studies is one of the new undergraduate Curricular Themes being developed in the College of Arts & Sciences. Themes involve interdisciplinary investigation into 21st century issues and problems.
|Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda|
Pin-up girls or women embodying FDR’s Four Freedoms worth fighting for—World War II poster girls had little control in propaganda, said Dr. Katherine Jellison,
|Law, Justice & Culture Students meet local legal community|
The inaugural cohort of students in the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate program mingled with local attorneys, judges and faculty at a reception sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture on Sept. 16.
|Writers Harvest to benefit Ohio Food Bank, Sept. 24|
The Creative Writing program presents Writers Harvest—a benefit for hunger relief—on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda.
|First-year student amasses more than 900,000 followers on Vine|
First-year student Logan Paul has more than 900,000 followers on Vine and for his next Vine project is soliciting the help of his fellow Bobcats.
|Students Invited to Participate in the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge|
Have an idea for an amazing clean energy business but need some help getting started? Ohio University students are invited to participate in the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge. This Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Energy and the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO), is a clean energy business pitch competition for students across the state and the nation.
|Finance Department chair’s gift gives students access to real-world financial tools|
The Finance Computer Resource Support Fund is designed to give students meaningful, real world finance experience, the fund supports the purchase of various financial research resources, which include FactSet and Bloomberg Terminals.
|Fluctuating seasonal temperatures affecting interior temperatures in Athens Campus buildings|
At this time, Ohio University is not on full heating mode. This means that the steam has not been turned on to all of the buildings on campus.
|Parents Weekend brings Bobcat families together|
Parents of Ohio University students visited the Athens Campus this past weekend to celebrate the first family weekend of the academic year.
|Committee seeks honorary degree nominations|
The following message was sent by the Honorary Degree committee chair to the University community seeking nominations for the honor.
|Scholarship gifts help future Chillicothe Campus students|
Area individuals demonstrate spirit of 'paying forward' and other news from campus
|Event showcases range of clinical, science research at Heritage College|
Potential treatments for complications from diabetes, the possible impact of the Affordable Care Act on physician repayment for Medicaid, and progress in combating the spread of Chagas Disease in Ecuador are just a few of the current health-related topics that will be covered at the 12th annual Research Day at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Campus and community members are invited to attend the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the bricks in Irvine Hall.
|Associated Press editor to speak at OHIO|
Kathleen Carroll, senior vice president and executive editor for the Associated Press, will speak at Baker Center Theater on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
|Allen Student Help Center assists faculty with at-risk students|
Faculty members who are dealing with at-risk students now have a resource to help them, the Allen Student Help Center.
|Canal Winchester artist to showcase humor at Lancaster Campus art gallery [SLIDESHOW]|
She calls her artwork a quirky take on social commentary and landscapes. Margaret Eriksen’s artwork will be on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Ohio University Lancaster’s Brasee Hall from October 2 to December 15.
|Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions|
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7 and 14. The location will be on or near campus.
|How Richard Nixon’s famous "Checkers" speech set the tone for decades of conservative rhetoric|
A book by historian Kevin Mattson examines the former president's campaign speech and its lasting impact on U.S. politics.
|First-year engineering and technology students capture college welcome on Instagram|
Bringing together a sense of community and social media savvy, more than 200 first-year students at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology documented their formal welcome into the college: a team scavenger hunt complete with college trivia, an honor code signing and a math mindbender as the teams used Instagram and hashtags to capture the journey.
|How much snot does a T Rex sneeze?|
Dinosaur expert Larry Witmer brought out the green slime as an encore at his standing-room-only Science Café presentation on Sept. 25.
|Climate Change: Forests and the ‘Missing Carbon Sink’|
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepares to announce its Fifth Assessment Report from Working Group I on Friday, Sept. 27, in Stockholm, researchers continue to test hypotheses that help shape the climate change picture.
|Nature Article on Light-bending Helices Reaches 100 Citations|
Nature Article on Light-bending Helices Reaches 100 Citations
|‘You’re Not Going to Break Bach… Experiment!’|
For two weeks this summer in Arcata, California, I shared a love for an instrument whose mere existence is unknown to most.
|President McDavis to head new state higher education commission|
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich today announced Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will head the newly formed Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission 2.0.
|Women’s Center presents brown bag lunch and learn series|
The Ohio University Women’s Center is holding a brown bag lunch and learn series at noon every Thursday through Dec. 5. in Baker University Center 403.
|Daniel Hernandez Jr. to discuss growing up poor, gay and Hispanic|
Author Daniel Hernandez Jr. will talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the Baker University Center Theatre about his difficult journey overcoming discrimination in language, ethnicity, poverty and sexual orientation and why he loves being an American.
|Common Experience Project hosts author Janisse Ray Oct. 7|
The Common Experience Project on Sustainability will sponsor a discussion with author Janisse Ray at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in Walter Hall 235.
|Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic to offer free hearing tests and Demo Days|
The Ohio University Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic will provide free opportunities for hearing improvement from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Nov. 22 in Grover Center W174.
|Summer work-study students gave back to local community|
While many of their classmates left campus behind for the summer, some Ohio University students stayed in Athens in order to work for local organizations as part of a community work-study program.