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Oct 1, 2012
October Alumni Association Newsletter now available
The October issue of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s newsletter, “OHIO Alumni,” is now available to view online.

Alumni Awards Gala is Oct. 12
The Ohio University Alumni Association will present its most prestigious awards to 11 individuals on Friday, Oct. 12, at 6:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

New Office of the President website is live
The Office of the President has a redesigned and renovated website.

Risk Management and Safety issues first Safe-T-Gram
Ohio University Risk Management and Safety has published its first version of Safe-T-Gram this fall.

Football kicker named NFF Campbell Trophy semifinalist
Ohio University senior kicker Matt Weller is one of 147 candidates for the 2012 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, presented by Fidelity Investments.

Ohio researchers receive NIH grant to study treatments for lower back pain
In a step towards finding more effective treatments for lower back pain, two Ohio University researchers, James S. Thomas, P.T., Ph.D., and Brian C. Clark, Ph.D., recently received a five year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Artists celebrate Malinski's nanomedicine work in Paris exhibit
After Ohio University scientist Tadeusz Malinski gave a talk in Paris last year about his pioneering research in nanomedicine, the Roi Doré Gallery decided to host an art competition inspired by his work. They challenged artists around the globe to submit new pieces based on Malinski's scientific discoveries. The result was the exhibit "10⁹ Nano Art," held in Paris in early June.

Campus crime statistics stay consistent during past year
The Ohio University Police Department has released the 2011 campus crime statistics and In comparison to last year's statistics, there are few changes in numbers.

Oct 2, 2012
Call for Green Jacket volunteers
On Monday, Assistant Vice President for Capital and Facilities Planning Christine Sheets and Associate Vice President for Risk Management and Safety Joe Adams sent an email to all Athens faculty and staff requesting Green Jacket volunteers to help during Halloween.

Connie Romine on WATH Oct. 4
Ohio University Interim Executive Director of Alumni Relations Connie Romine will appear on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" on Oct. 4 at 9 a.m.

University mourns loss of avionics engineering pioneer, OHIO alumnus
Richard "Dick" McFarland, director emeritus and chief engineer at Ohio University's Avionics Engineering Center, passed away Sept. 3. He was a renowned researcher and pilot who made significant contributions to the field of aviation safety.

Oct 3, 2012
Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month
Classified Senate is seeking nominations for the Classified Employee of the Month Award. The award recognizes outstanding non-bargaining classified employees who serve as role models.

Libraries to host third annual Homecoming display
Ohio University Libraries will celebrate Homecoming, Oct. 11-13, with its third annual Homecoming display. This extensive display captivates audiences each year and pays tribute to OHIO's history.

Students come to Experience the Arts at OHIO
On Oct. 8, high school students from around the region will fast-forward a year or two to experience the day in the life of a fine arts major.

Three College of Fine Arts Alumni to be honored at Alumni Awards Gala
On October 12, three College of Fine Arts alumni will be honored as Medal of Merit recipients at the annual Alumni Awards Gala during Ohio University’s Homecoming.

Scripps College announces campus-wide student innovation contest at Ohio University
The Scripps College of Communication is launching a major student competition offering substantial cash prizes for solutions to innovation “challenges” posed by the media industry.

Lancaster Campus and Lancaster Festival announce first act of new partnership
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit will be the first act to play at Ohio University Lancaster's Wagner Theatre as part of an expanded relationship between the Lancaster Festival and the Lancaster Campus.

Oct 4, 2012
Writer's Harvest inspires and nourishes Oct. 9
With the fresh chill of Autumn in the air comes the annual Writers Harvest, hosted by Ohio University’s Program in Creative Writing. It will be Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m. on in the Baker Center Theater on the Athens Campus.

Alumnus grateful for unique opportunity at OHIO in 1960s
Ralph Haberfeld, a 1969 Ohio University graduate and Ohio Fellow, came to OHIO for just those reasons. In addition to carrying a full load of classes, he joined the debate team—continuing this hobby from high school—and “always took an extra class,” he said.

Securing the vote: ensuring your ballot counts [VIDEO]
With the presidential election coming in November, the voter registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 9. Hear students talk about voting in this video.

University College alumnus Neal Denton named senior vice president by YMCA of the USA
Ohio University alumnus Neal Denton was recently named senior vice president, chief government affairs officer of the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA) effective Oct. 15.

Men's Basketball unveils TV schedule
The Ohio University Men's Basketball team will have four of its games televised this season on SportsTime Ohio and has a chance to have a possible 10 MAC games televised.

Oct 5, 2012
WOUB will stream Homecoming Parade live online
Watch the Ohio University Homecoming parade live on woub.org!

Nanoscientists and engineers explore the science of the small to develop tomorrow’s technologies
A better picture from your Blu-ray or DVD player. More accurate sensors that can detect hazardous chemicals and materials. A wider range of light emitting diodes (LEDs). More memory for your computer–in less space. Tiny “labs on a chip” that can test out dozens of new drug candidates simultaneously.

Watch the Homecoming Parade live on woub.org
WOUB.org will broadcast the annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 13 from in front of Baker Center. Coverage will begin around 10:15 a.m.

Oct 8, 2012
Ronald Socciarelli Memorial Concert is Oct. 12
The Ohio University School of Music’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a special concert to commemorate the life and legacy of Ronald Socciarelli, director of bands from 1973 to 1992, on Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Fall Patton Lecture Series features retired colonel and alumna
Ohio University alumna Arlene Greenfield will deliver an address titled "An OU Degree and an Army Career" on Monday, Oct. 15 at 11:45 a.m. in the Curriculum and Technology Center at McCracken Hall.

Budget Hero game will allow public to debate federal budget
Everyone is invited to come see how long it takes for your budget to go bust during the "serious game" Budget Hero: Election Edition from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 in Bentley Hall 227.

Volunteer Street Fair and Majors Fair inhabit Baker University Center
On Oct. 2, Baker University Center was the site of the annual Majors Fair and the Volunteer Street Fair. The events took place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Wednesday's Science Cafe rescheduled for Dec. 5
Martin Kordesch, professor of physics and astronomy, will present "The Physics of Music," in his Science Café discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Oct 10, 2012
OHIO prepares to run like hell (in costume) for cystic fibrosis
Costumes are just as important as split times in Athens' first Run Like Hell Costume 5k – a Halloween-themed race and after-party that benefits cystic fibrosis research.

New play contemplates the impact of “fracking” on family
Hydraulic fracturing, a method of natural gas extraction that has raised environmental concerns, has been the subject of state and national news almost daily. Jeremy Sony, a third-year M.F.A student, examines the topic from a new angle in his thesis play.

Joint Police Advisory Council community forum is Oct. 11
The Joint Police Advisory Council will host an open community forum at 6 p.m. Oct. 11, at Walter Hall Rotunda. The forum will provide an opportunity to community members to share issues of interest and learn more about police issues in the Athens community.

National Coming Out Day Brown Bag discussion is Oct. 11
The LGBT Center and the Women's Center are hosting a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn to celebrate National Coming Out Day on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the Women's Center.

University releases first progress report on Sustainability Plan
Ohio University's Office of Sustainability and Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee (EECC) have released the first of its annual Sustainability Progress Reports. The FY 12 Sustainability Plan Report outlines the progress made toward each of the Sustainability Plan's 35 Benchmarks and identifies "Next Steps" for the university's future sustainable efforts.

Oct 11, 2012
Homecoming week underway with many festivities still to come
Themed "Better than the Best Ever,” this year’s Homecoming events offer something for everyone.

Branding OHIO through its brand structure
The diversity and complexity within the University allows us many ways to brand OHIO. The key to successful branding is being able to work together in a coordinated fashion to build focus and clarity, ensuring that “the key components of strategy, creativity and tactics all work together in harmony.” When there is brand clarity and consistency, all marketing efforts are strengthened.

Oct 12, 2012
Board of Trustees chairs meet with Faculty Senate
On Monday, Chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees Gene Harris and Vice Chair Sandra Anderson met with Faculty Senate, an interaction that occurs annually.

Psychology Fieldwork and Research Fair is Oct. 16
Ohio University students are welcome to attend the second annual Department of Psychology Fieldwork and Research Fair from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 16 on the first floor of Porter Hall.

Electrical engineering student receives Ohio tech scholarship
An Ohio University electrical engineering junior in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has been awarded a $2,000 scholarship by an OHIO partnership whose mission is to advancement Central Ohio's innovations.

Linda Cvetan named September Classified Employee of the Month
Linda Cvetan is the September Classified Employee of the Month. Learn more about her in Compass.

Search for Chillicothe Campus dean underway
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced that the search for a new Chillicothe Campus dean in underway.

Libraries opens doors for Alumni Association's Board of Directors
University Libraries’ Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections hosted its second luncheon of the year Oct. 11. The first luncheon, hosting OHIO’s board of trustees, was so well received that the Alumni Association’s board of directors requested a chance to join in on the fun.

Libraries to host display of Indonesian Taring Padi Artwork beginning Oct. 18
A new exhibition of Taring Padi prints will be on display in the Alden Library Center for International Collections on the first floor starting Oct. 18.

Oct 13, 2012
President Barack Obama coming to campus Wednesday
President Barack Obama will speak on Ohio University's College Green on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Oct 14, 2012
Bobcats earn top 25 football ranking for the first time since 1968
Ohio University (7-0; 3-0 MAC) is ranked No. 25 in the latest Associated Press College Football poll that was released Sunday. The national ranking is the team's first since 1968.

Kids on Campus shines Lights On Afterschool
To celebrate and promote worldwide afterschool programs, the organization is participating in the national event Lights On Afterschool, Oct. 16 and Oct. 18.

More tickets to see President Obama to be distributed Monday
Additional tickets for President Barack Obama's Wednesday speech on the Ohio University Athens Campus will be distributed at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, in Baker University Center.

Oct 15, 2012
Sugar Bush Foundation funds phase three of the Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative
The Appalachian Ohio Zero Waste Initiative (AOZWI) has put Appalachian Ohio “on the map” when it comes to thinking creatively about turning trash into either treasure or mitigating its negative effects on the environment.

Student engineer lends his hands to the future of auto cyber-security
When you think of your car, words such as malware, cryptography and cyber-security probably don't come to mind – but they were constant concerns for one student at Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology recently.

Discount concert tickets available for OHIO students
Ohio University students from any campus are eligible for discounted tickets to the Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with Amanda Shires show at Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre on Nov. 2.

Nursing students' video vying for votes in national competition
Ohio University's campus, students, faculty and staff are the stars of an online video in a national competition that aims to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Online voting takes place until Oct. 26.

Latino students speak about their culture and Hispanic Heritage Month [VIDEO]
In this video, Hispanic or Latino students speak about the local Latino community and Hispanic Heritage Month.

University taking part in $400,000 parental visitation initiative
The College of Health Sciences and Professions will take part in a $400,000, federally funded project aimed at increasing opportunities for children to spend time with both parents when the parents don't live together.

Oct 16, 2012
President Obama campaign visit FAQ for Athens Campus
Ohio University administrators and Obama for America staffers shared some important need-to-know information with the local community in anticipation of President Barack Obama's campaign visit on Wednesday.

Student organization's efforts bring President Obama to Athens Campus
The efforts of Ohio University’s College Democrats are bringing President Barack Obama to the University’s Athens Campus for a campaign stop on Wednesday.

IT Security Seminar draws diverse audience
General computer users and IT professionals from across the region and across the state converged on Baker Center on Oct. 15, to discuss information security challenges and best practices during OHIO's fifth annual IT Security Seminar.

WellWorks offers faster enrollment process, new fitness equipment
WellWorks, Ohio University’s wellness program for employees, their families and community members located in Grover Center hopes to attract new and current members by adding new features to its wellness program.

WOUB to live stream President Barack Obama's speech
WOUB Public Media will live stream President Barack Obama's speech at Ohio University on Wednesday, Oct. 17.

Oct 17, 2012
Writer traces path of pioneer author Laura Ingalls Wilder
Kelly Kathleen Ferguson, an Ohio University doctoral student in creative nonfiction, is the author of My Life as Laura: How I Searched for Laura Ingalls Wilder and Found Myself.

Photo essay illustrates Voinovich School, AEP partnership advancing acid mine drainage restoration efforts
According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, 1,300 miles of Ohio streams are impacted by acid mine drainage. The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is working toward remediating this problem in Southeast Ohio with the help of a $250,000 grant from The American Electric Power Foundation.

Take a closer look at Homecoming 2012 [PHOTOS]
Themed "Better than the Best Ever," this year's Ohio University Homecoming events offered something for everyone. Take a look at some of the most memorable images from the annual celebratory weekend.

Oct 18, 2012
OHIO talks about Obama
More than 14,000 people poured into the College Green on Ohio University’s Athens Campus to listen to President Barack Obama. Compass spoke to the attendees about why they were there and what this evening meant to them.

Obama rally marks the 20-day countdown to the Presidential Election
President Barack Obama's campaign trail made its way to Ohio University's College Gate on Wednesday. More than 14,000 people crowded onto the College Green to hear Obama's address.

Obama rally conjures up memories for attendees of OHIO's last presidential visit
Local residents reflect on Wednesday's speech by President Barack Obama, which comes nearly 50 years after a visit by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964.

New archives exhibit features the kitsch of presidential campaigns past
Have you seen anyone wearing a campaign button, belt buckle or hat recently? How about singing a tune out of a campaign songbook? A new archives exhibit on the fifth floor of Alden Library features these types of campaign materials and more.

Ping to host annual Planet Ping
To get ready for Halloween, the night of frights, the Ohio University Charles J. Ping Recreation Center is hosting Planet Ping on Friday, Oct. 19 from 9 p.m. to midnight.

Obama: I'm not too proud to beg; I want you to vote [VIDEO]
Click here to watch video of President Barack Obama's Wednesday address on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

Retired Army Colonel discusses philanthropy, challenges for women
Arlene Greenfield spoke words of wisdom with students and faculty of The Patton College of Education in the first Violet L. Patton Lecture Series talk on Oct. 15 in McCracken Hall.

Oct 19, 2012
Ohio University Halloween 2012 parking restrictions
Halloween parking regulations are effective Friday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7 a.m.

Sociology professor to discuss the social aspect of college drinking in Science Cafe
Thomas Vander Ven, Ohio University professor of sociology, will present "Why Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Items confiscated at Obama rally available in Baker Center
Personal items that were confiscated at the security gates of the President Barack Obama campaign rally on Wednesday can be picked up at the Baker University Center.

From black hole breakthroughs to holiday parties, possibilities abound through faculty-supported endowment
More than half of faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy have donated more than $1,000 through payroll deduction to support a cherished department endowment.

DuPont sponsors Ohio University chemical engineering student team
Chemical and biomolecular engineering students at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology have received a $5,000 sponsorship from DuPont Washington Works.

Leaps and light years: Keith Hawkins wastes no time finding his academic niche in black hole research
As early as his sophomore year of high school, Keith Hawkins was researching alongside Ohio University astronomers. Today as a senior astrophysics major in OHIO's Honors Tutorial College, that record of excellence continues, thanks to the support of dedicated faculty in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

The College of Arts and Sciences: A world of opportunity
With 18 departments, 67 majors and nearly 5,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is Ohio University's largest college, facilitating one third of all majors on the Athens campus.

Senior shares tips on how to have a safe Halloween weekend
Senior Holly Coletta shares tips on how to have a safe Halloween weekend. Staying close to friends is one of her tactics.

Classified Service Awards recognize employees for years of service
Classified Senate hosted the 43rd annual Classified Service Awards Reception on Wednesday in the Baker Center Ballroom. The ceremony honored more than 150 employees who recently celebrated 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service to Ohio University.

Oct 22, 2012
Student flight team maintains record as safest in region
For the third year in a row, Ohio University's Flying Bobcats team has won the safety award at Region III National Intercollegiate Flying Association's (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON).

Bobcats move into BCS rankings for the first time in school history
The Ohio University football team is ranked No. 24 in the Bowl Championship Series Standings. The announcement was made Sunday night on ESPN.

Mortar Board chapter receives Silver Torch Award
The Cresset chapter at Ohio University was among the outstanding Mortar Board chapters to be recognized at the 2012 Mortar Board National Conference held in Chicago in late July.

Essay contest is a true testament of love
In memory of his late wife, alumnus David Durham has established the Dr. Joyce R. Durham Essay Contest in Literature.

Molecular origami: HTC research apprentice explores photochemical molecules
Scientist Jeffery Rack and Jason Malizia, a junior studying chemistry, are working to synthetically mimic and manipulate naturally occurring photochemical reactions.

Athletics director Jim Athletics director Jim Schaus receives five-year contract extension
Ohio University announced today a five-year contract extension for Athletics Director Jim Schaus. Schaus' contract extension runs through June 2017.

Homecoming 2012 Summary Slideshow [VIDEO]
Homecoming 2012 was 'Better Than the Best Ever' with a record number of alumni marching band members returning to march in the parade, pre-game receptions and a football game win over Akron. Alumni, families and friends of the university also enjoyed an array of reunions, coffee hours and hayrides held during a beautiful autumn weekend in Athens.<br /><br />Edited by Jarrod Dowalter, '15<br />Photographs by Christine Lentz, '14<br />

OHIO needs votes to receive top vegan friendly ranking
Ohio University is competing against 32 other colleges and universities to be named the Most Vegan-Friendly College for 2012 by PETA and needs your votes.

Oct 23, 2012
Registrar sends out fall grades and examinations deadlines
On Tuesday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an email to all faculty and staff about final grades and examinations for fall semester.

A flu shot for your computer: OIT chooses Sophos as new anti-virus provider
OIT has signed a contract with Sophos to provide virus and malware protection for all faculty, staff, and students. Sophos will replace the university’s current McAfee Virus Scan and Virex for Mac offerings.

Provost updates faculty on spring advising
On Friday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit provided faculty with an update on spring advising.

New energy performance contract discussed in University Facilities conference call
Ohio University's new state-approved 15-year, $28.3 million energy performance contract (EPC) with Constellation New Energy, a leading retail supplier of power, natural gas and energy products and services, was the top story to come out of a recent Facilities Conference Call.

Culinary Services, PersonnelPlus partnership strengthens lives
The Culinary Services and PersonnelPlus collaboration was celebrated Thursday, Oct. 18, at the agency's biennial Employer/Employee Recognition Banquet, where PersonnelPlus recognized the area employers they partner with as well as the individuals with disabilities who make a difference.

Take a closer look at the Obama campaign visit [PHOTOS]
With just 20 days remaining before the 2012 Presidential Election, President Barack Obama's campaign stopped at Ohio University's College Gate. Check out the pictures from the historic Oct. 17 event.

Chris Moberg to discuss flipping the classroom
Chris Moberg, professor and chair of marketing in the College of Business, will be discussing the flipped classroom model from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden Library 319).

Oct 24, 2012
Meteorologists explore the weather systems that impact Antarctic climate change
Scientists have been puzzled by the uneven climate change observed in Antarctica over the last few decades. Ryan Fogt, an assistant professor of geography, is trying to unlock the mystery behind this phenomenon.

TechGROWTH Ohio wins new Third Frontier funding
Ohio University announced that its Third Frontier initiative, TechGROWTH Ohio, was awarded a new round of funding in a competitive state-wide process. The new award totals $3 million and will be matched with private dollars.

Portion of Hockhocking Adena Bikeway to close for paving on Monday
Ohio University Facilities has announced that a small portion of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway will be closed for paving from Oct. 29 through Nov. 2.

United 2 Give, United 2 Help: Annual fundraising campaign kicks off Thursday
United Appeal’s "United 2 Give, United 2 Help" fundraising campaign runs Nov. 1 through Dec. 24.

Comm Dev celebrates 25th anniversary
Ohio University’s Communication and Development Studies (Comm Dev) program at the Center for International Studies is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a daylong event on Friday, Oct. 26 at Baker University Center.

President McDavis will be guest on WATH 970 Nov. 1
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1.

A look back at Athens inaugural Run Like Hell 5K
Organized by Associate Professor of Family Medicine Daryn Straley and his wife Kathy, the inaugural Run Like Hell 5K raised more than $4,000 for cystic fibrosis research.

Bobcat Blackout features discount for faculty, staff
OHIO faculty and staff can purchase their Bobcat Blackout promotional package for $12, which includes a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt, a complementary round of golf at the Ohio University Golf and Tennis Center and a chance to win an authentic OHIO black football jersey.

Sculptor David Hostetler unveils public artwork in New York City
A new 13-foot bronze artwork by Ohio University School of Art Professor Emeritus David Hostetler, titled IKON, was unveiled on Oct. 17 at a private ceremony in the plaza across from The Sheffield condominiums in New York City.

Lancaster students to honor Stephanie Adams at Domestic Violence Walk
Ohio University Lancaster students plan to take part in Thursday's domestic violence walk on the Lancaster Campus in Stephanie Adams' honor. They plan to carry pictures of her during the two-mile walk along the Lancaster bike path near Ohio University Lancaster at 2 p.m.

Oct 25, 2012
Pickerington Center program endorsed by CFA Institute University Recognition Program
Ohio University's Masters in Financial Economics (MFE) program was recently endorsed by the CFA Institute University Recognition Program.

Lancaster is First Regional Campus to Offer Diversity Studies Certificate
Starting spring semester, students on the Lancaster Campus will be able to earn a Diversity Studies Certificate.

Athens Campus special parking information for Nov. 1 football game
Ohio University will be host a football game at Peden Stadium on Thursday Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. Given the earlier than usual start time, some modifications in daily parking operations will be necessary.

Oct 26, 2012
Natalie Kruse to discuss mine reclamation in Oct. 31 Science Cafe
Natalie Kruse, environmental studies professor in the Voinovich School, will present "Sustainability: Mining and Mine Reclamation," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31 in the Baker University Center Front Room in a Science Café discussion.

Gift to Child Development Center encourages community growth
The Child Development Center in the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education recently received a $145,000 gift from alumna Elizabeth Farmer. The gift is being used to establish the Elizabeth Farmer, Lynda Jones, Kimberly Parish Farmer Family Endowment for the Child Development Center (CDC).

Annual Hallowpalooza Concert is Oct. 31
The School of Music will present "Hallowpalooza V—Something Wicked This Way Hums" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Miriam Nelson works to extend the life of Ohio University's Libraries
It is true that maintaining a library requires knowledgeable librarians, systematic organization, accessibility for patrons, and of course, a custodial staff. But what about caring for the books themselves? The answer for Ohio University is Head of Preservation Miriam Nelson.

Women in Philanthropy logo contest calls for entries
Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) is conducting a logo design contest and has extended the deadline to Thursday, Nov. 15.

Graduate student will use grant to study foster children in college
Jacob Okumu, Ohio University resident director for Biddle Hall and resident counselor at the Ohio University Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR), was presented with the Paul P. Fidler Research Grant on Oct. 13 to study foster children's transition to college.

The Promise Lives Campaign hits the road
As part of The Promise Lives Campaign, Ohio University is inviting alumni and friends from around the state of Ohio to attend two special events in celebration of the transformational learning experience that is OHIO’s hallmark.

Inside the Cleveland-area special event: Bobcats Up Close
Nearly 100 Cleveland-area Ohio University alumni explored the Cleveland Museum of Natural History on Friday, Oct. 19 during “Bobcats Up Close.”

Oct 29, 2012
Cady Fellowship recipient studies the impact of confidence on setting, reaching goals
Psychology doctoral student Justin Weinhardt examines how our level of confidence affects the goals we set, our study habits and overall motivation.

State senator and aviation industry reps visit Russ College facilities in Lancaster and Athens
Ohio Sen. Tim Schaffer was among a group of government and industry representatives who got a firsthand look last week at how OHIO researchers are having an impact on national initiatives in road and air safety.

Oct 30, 2012
Libraries to host panel discussion with award-winning photographer Nov. 6
On Nov. 6, from 3-4:30 p.m., the Ohio University Libraries will host a conversation with Lynn Johnson on the exhibit, “Pain, Death & Healing: Images from the Lynn Johnson Collection.”

Friends of the Libraries book sale begins Nov. 8
Ohio University Libraries will host the Friends of the Libraries book sale on Alden Library's fourth floor Nov. 8 through Nov. 10.

William Condee brings a taste of Balinese to the libraries
The Ohio University Libraries Diversity Committee will host the newest event in its Culture Showcase series on Nov. 7. It is titled “Confessions of a Left-Handed Dalang: Adventures in Balinese Puppetry.”

Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches multi-year project
Ohio University’s Common Experience Project on Sustainability recently launched a multi-year effort to engage faculty, staff and students across disciplines to the concepts of sustainability literacy.