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Nov 1, 2013
Women artists to take the stage for a one-time encore performance
The Women of Appalachia Project (WOAP) and the Ohio University Multicultural Center will host a one-time only performance, "Women Speak, Encore and More," an evening of original music, poetry and story featuring the work of 22 spoken word artists from Athens, Meigs, Hocking, Perry and Washington counties.

Part of bike path to be closed Nov. 4-8
The bike path will be closed for repairs from Tailgreat Park on Ohio University's Athens Campus to Hospital Drive from Monday, Nov. 4, through Friday, Nov. 8.

Inclusion, accessibility for people living With disabilities: Why it matters now more than ever
Darrell Purdy discusses recent efforts to create a more inclusive and accessible OHIO community for individuals of all abilities.

OHIO alumni to gather for football watch parties in Zanesville
Ohio University alumni and fans are invited to support Bobcat football at two upcoming Zanesville Alumni football watch parties, on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, at Buffalo Wild Wings in Zanesville.

OHIO Board of Trustees approve capital improvement plan
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed long-term planning efforts and approved a $970 million, six-year capital improvement plan (CIP) at meetings Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

OHIO employees encouraged to be “United 2 Give, United 2 Help”
For more than 50 years, Ohio University has partnered with United Appeal to harness the giving power of University employees. Starting Friday, Nov. 1, this year's "United 2 Give, United 2 Help" campaign will continue this long-standing partnership with United Appeal for Athens County to raise funds for those in need during the holiday season.

New initiative aims to bring service learning to the classroom
The Center for Campus and Community Engagement (CCCE) is aimed at supporting students, faculty and community members interested in adopting community-based engagement practices for the betterment of students and the community.

Students to welcome dads to town Nov. 8-10
Ohio University Dads Weekend, Nov. 8-10, is known as one of the most celebrated events of the year. It's a great opportunity for students to show dad around campus and enjoy some quality bonding time.

Nov 4, 2013
Women in Philanthropy marks 10 years of giving time, talent and treasure
When most of us hear the word “philanthropist,” we think of Bill Gates or Andrew Carnegie — fabulously wealthy men giving huge chunks of their fortunes for worthy causes. Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) wants you to think differently about what it means to be a philanthropist.

Nominate an Outstanding Administrator!
Each year the Administrative Senate honors three administrators for their significant contributions to Ohio University with the Outstanding Administrator Award.

Zanesville Campus to host free film premiere
Chaos in Rhythm, a team comprised of Ohio University Zanesville alumni and their colleagues, will host a free premiere for "Consequence of Sound" at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in Elson Hall Auditorium on the Zanesville Campus.

Check out the latest University policy updates
Ohio University updated multiple policies in the past couple of years, many of them in order to better serve students and to accommodate the transition from quarters to semesters.

Juli Accurso wins third straight MAC cross country title
Senior Juli Accurso became the first runner in Mid-American Conference history to win three straight individual cross country titles on Saturday.

Graduate student Timothy McKenna explores how gay and lesbian employees navigate the workplace
With support from the university's Claude E. Kantner Fellowship, McKenna is interviewing dozens of workers about discrimination and career obstacles.

LASIK surgery pioneer and Russ Prize recipient details breakthrough discovery in Stocker Lecture
Rangaswamy Srinivasan, a recipient of the 2013 Russ Prize, described his breakthrough discovery of the pulsed ultraviolet excimer laser, the technology behind LASIK and PRK vision correction surgeries, on Tuesday at Baker University Center Ballroom.

Civil engineering student's ambition pays big dividends in experience
When the Walter Fieldhouse project broke ground this summer, junior civil engineering major Nick Sparks saw a big opportunity on the horizon.

Nov 5, 2013
OHIO’s Scripps JSchool secures partnership for coverage of World Cup 2014
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University has entered into an exclusive partnership with the U.S. Soccer Federation for the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.

This Veteran’s Day, College of Business and ROTC Alumnus Reflects on Education and Preparation for Armed Forces Leadership
Bobcat Battalion cadets find a good fit in the College of Business

Nov 6, 2013
Chillicothe Campus announces Heritage Day community service award winners
Awards capture spirit of 'paying it forward' and other campus news

Color Run to alter traffic patterns on campus
Motorists and visitors to Ohio University’s Athens Campus are advised there will be traffic and parking restrictions in place during a 5K event Sunday, Nov. 10.

Color Race route
This map depicts the route The Color Run will take place Sunday, Nov. 10 and the campus roadways affected by the race.

Adobe breach highlights importance of unique passwords
A recent security breach at adobe.com that placed some OHIO users' passwords at risk highlights the importance of not using your OHIO password elsewhere.

Nov 7, 2013
Lancaster Campus theatre students performing at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival [SLIDESHOW]
Three students from the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of "To Kill a Mockingbird" have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and will perform at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Regional Festival this January in West Chester, Pennsylvania.

Faculty, staff behind summer program give incoming students a fresh start and a head start
Ohio University employees throughout the Athens Campus contribute to the Summer Transition Program experience, making it a truly collaborative effort.

No Compass emails on Monday in observance of Veterans Day
In observance of Veterans Day, Compass emails will not be distributed on Monday, Nov. 11. The bi-weekly Compass email schedule will resume on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Go With The Flow Poetry Slam is Saturday
The Ohio University Association for Black Journalists will host the Go With the Flow Poetry Slam at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9 in the Baker University Center 1804 Lounge.

Survivor Advocacy Program expands to Meigs and Perry counties
As of August, Ohio University's Survivor Advocacy Program (OUSAP) has expanded to provide sexual assault survivor services for Meigs and Perry Counties. OUSAP-OMP will work with county residents to create a safe community for victims and survivors of sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Bus pull-off area to be constructed outside Grover
The City of Athens will begin construction of a bus pull-off area on Richland Ave. near Grover Hall on Monday, Nov. 11.  

Nov 8, 2013
OHIO Safe and Secure: Inclement winter weather
The brightly colored leaves falling from the trees around Ohio University’s campuses serve as a reminder that winter is not far behind. With the change in seasons comes potentially nasty winter weather.

OUPD acquires radar unit for campus safety
In an effort to enhance pedestrian safety on Ohio University’s Athens Campus, the Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) will begin using radar to enforce speed limits beginning later this semester.

Free screening of Rajko Grlic film is Thursday
As part of Ohio University International Education Week, the Graduate College, Office of Research and the Athena Cinema are sponsoring a free screening of the movie "Border Post," which was directed by Ohio University eminent scholar and Professor of Film Rajko Grlic.

Nov 12, 2013
Holiday food favorites to take center stage during special Culinary Services event
Culinary Services will be hosting a special Holiday Dinner on Tuesday, Nov. 19 within every campus Dining Court/Hall.

Summer research fellowships fund real-world experiences
Ohio University helps students identify and apply for summer research fellowships to advance their careers.

Zanesville Campus to hold open house for nursing program
Ohio University Zanesville nursing faculty and students invite you to attend a free open house at the Zanesville Campus on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 10 a.m. to noon.

Campus collaboration wins OHIO’s Bobcat Student Orientation program national award
Ohio University’s Bobcat Student Orientation program has won one of the National Orientation Directors Association’s top prizes for Outstanding Student Orientation Handbook.

Color Run helps local charity while providing fun for all
Colors were in abundance on the Athens Campus after the completion of The Color Run on Sunday, Nov. 10. The fundraiser attracted more than 2,000 participants who agreed to serve as blank white canvasses to help raise $8,000 for Habitat for Humanity.

Scholarship for business and nursing students to be offered at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington
Students with an interest in business or nursing have a new scholarship to apply for at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus or Pickerington Center. The John and Cindi Morehead Scholarship for Ohio University Lancaster will help students pursuing a degree in those areas.

OHIO’s Diabetes Institute to hold two World Diabetes Day events
The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University is hosting several events to observe National Diabetes Awareness Month, including two events in honor of World Diabetes Day on Thursday.

OHIO’s End Slavery Week features survivor speaker, panelists
Ohio University’s End Slavery Movement devoted this past week to raising awareness about human trafficking, an organized crime affecting upwards of 27 million people around the world.

Two Ohio University Centers to host entrepreneur and nationally recognized restaurateur
Cameron Mitchell, president and founder of Cameron Mitchell Restaurants, to lecture during Global Entrepreneurship Week

Nov 13, 2013
Biology conference unites students from Appalachian universities
More than 35 Ohio University student scientists attended the second annual Appalachian Regional Cell Conference in Charleston, West Virginia in October. The event drew several dozen additional participants from West Virginia University, Marshall University and the University of Kentucky.

OHIO’s Sara Lewkowicz named College Photographer of the Year
Sara Lewkowicz, a graduate student in the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University, has been named the College Photographer of the Year in the 68th annual College Photographer of the Year competition.

President McDavis encourages nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award
The following message was sent to the University community on Wednesday, Nov. 13, by President Roderick J. McDavis, urging them to nominate an outstanding administrator.

Diabetes Awareness Month activities promote awareness and healthy lifestyles
Throughout the month of November, the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University will sponsor a number of educational events and activities designed to raise awareness about preventing and managing diabetes.

Science Café to address motor vehicle crashes
Deborah McAvoy, associate professor of civil engineering in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, will deliver her Science Café discussion, "Roadway Design for Dummies," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20

United Campus Ministry benefit to promote community ties, raise funds
United Campus Ministry will hold its 31st aAnnual Benefit Auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Athens Community Center. All are welcome to attend for a suggested donation of $25 to $100 per person. The recommendation for students and low-income attendees is $15.

Marching 110’s annual Varsity Concert set for Saturday
Ohio University's Marching 110 will present its annual Varsity Concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Take a closer look at the 2013 Color Run [PHOTOS]
The Color Run at Ohio University attracted more than 2,000 participants and raised $8,000 for the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity on Nov. 10. Take a look at some of the photos from the inaugural event.

Nov 14, 2013
Legacy of Milton Holland remembered with historical marker dedication
On Veterans Day, a historical marker was dedicated at the Athens County Fairgrounds in honor of former slave and Civil War infantryman Milton Holland.

Event honors OHIO’s 18th president, celebrates newly released book [PHOTO ESSAY]
Ohio University Libraries honored Dr. Charles Ping in an invitation-only ceremony Nov. 7 to celebrate the release of a book based on the transcripts of Ping’s conversations with Dr. Samuel Crowl.

Kristen Okamoto and Sarah Parsloe to present in Graduate Research Series
Each year the Ohio University Libraries partners with the Graduate Student Senate to host the Graduate Research Series @ Alden, which gives graduate students a chance to present about their research process.

Rochdale: The Runaway College in the Age of Aquarius
At Rochdale College in Toronto, the students were in charge. It survived for only seven years, but it ended as a controversial symbol of the flower-child Sixties. Rochdale: The Runaway College is a social history by David G. Sharpe, Assistant Professor in the Department of English.

Scanlan: Food Labeling and Transparency in Ireland and the EU
Suitable for vegetarians. Oh, how I love to hear, or rather see, these words. The words symbolize greater transparency in food labeling practices in Ireland and the European Union than in the United States. I have been able to explore this issue in connection with the sustainability research I am conducting as a Fulbright Scholar.

Geology Student Wins GSA Award for Limestone Research
Audrey Blakeman, a graduate student in the M.S. in Geological Sciences program, won the  Kerry Kelts Research Award at the Geological Society of America’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Exposition Oct. 27–30 in Denver.

Student Presents on Underground Coal Mines as Possible Geothermal Energy Resource
Ohio University faculty made an impact with 23 presentations at the Geological Society of America’s 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Exposition Oct. 27–30 in Denver. Joshua Richardson, a graduate student in the M.S. in Geological Sciences program, presented "Underground Coal Mines in Ohio as a Possible Geothermal Energy resource."

Majors Fair at Ohio University Lancaster November 19 and 20
Tis the time of year for shopping, and students have a chance to do a little shopping at Ohio University Lancaster – shopping for a major. The Ohio University Lancaster Majors Fair will be held November 19 and 20 on the first floor of Brasee Hall in the hallway in front of The Zone.

Reaffirmation of accreditation process underway for University
Thanks to the hard work and dedication of many Ohio University employees, the University is on the path toward achieving Reaffirmation of Accreditation status from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Political Science Alum Named to Head Virginia Port Authority
Ohio University alum John Reinhart '75 is the new Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Virginia Port Authority. Reinhart received his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Ohio University.

Equality and Public Policy Conference Open to Campus
The George Washington Forum presents a conference--open to the campus community--on Equality and Public Policy  Nov. 14–16. The conference brings together leading scholars to consider equality as a social and political ideal guiding public policy.

Nov. 21 is Customer Appreciation Day at Bobcat Essentials
Bobcat Essentials, Ohio University’s flagship store for campus apparel, textbooks and gifts, will be hosting a customer appreciation day on Thursday, Nov. 21.

Second “Campus Conversation” event aims to continue dialogue on sexual assault
Ohio University leaders wasted no time in getting down to business organizing a second “Campus Conversation” event, following the well-attended inaugural event at the end of October.

Zip line offers Bobcats and their dads an opportunity for adventure [PHOTO ESSAY]
The Dads Weekend Zip Line Adventure was offered Saturday and Sunday of Dads Weekend, which was held Nov. 8-10.

Campus Conversation: Men taking sexual assault seriously
Campus Conversation: Men taking sexual assault seriously

Blackboard Upgrade: Discussion Boards get cosmetic and functional updates
The Blackboard upgrade scheduled for summer 2014 will bring multiple changes to the way Blackboard looks and functions. This multi-part news series looks at those changes in detail.

Scholarship established in Athenian’s name benefits Athens High School graduates headed to OHIO
Athens native and Ohio University alumna Peggy Viehweger remembers when times were tough growing up in a house on Kurtz Street. She and her three sisters were raised by their mother, Ann Peden Urbach, who passed away in March of this year, and remembers well how her mom, a full-time professional in social work, used her creativity and resourceful nature to make ends meet.

OUAA offers Finals Week Survival Bags through The Bobcat Store
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is partnering with the Student Alumni Board to sell Finals Week Survival Bags on the online Bobcat Store. Finals Week Survival Bags can be purchased for $15 and include several late night study essentials, such as: an OHIO coffee mug, a Court Street Coffee voucher, snack items and Bobcat water.

Nov 15, 2013
Chillicothe Campus celebrates Heritage Day
Record number of individuals attend unique homecoming-style event and other news from the state's first regional campus

Malaysia @ Ohio University kicks off International Education Week
Ohio University wrote a new chapter in its history Tuesday, launching the first International Education Week on campus with the celebration “Malaysia @ Ohio University: Celebrating Five Decades of Strategic Partnership.”

Keynote speaker discusses cultural competency at IEW’s opening night
Dr. Janet Bennett served as the keynote speaker for OHIO’s International Education Week opening reception, delivering a talk titled “On Becoming Global Souls: A Path to Engaged Citizenship.”

Political scientists explore what Battlestar Galactica can teach us about international relations
Battlestar Galactica and International Relations, co-edited by Ohio University faculty member Nicholas Kiersey, is a collection of 10 essays from scholars who explore the television show's far-reaching influence.

Heritage College programs raise awareness about infant mortality
During an Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Town Hall Meeting last summer, ODH Director Ted Wymyslo, M.D., highlighted a grim statistic: Ohio ranks 48th in the country in the rate of infant mortality. Several programs at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine aim to help prevent infant deaths, thus improving the state’s ranking.

Zanesville Campus to host musical based on Aaron Burr's life
Writer-composer David Schubach will present a musical based on the life of Aaron Burr at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21, in the Elson Hall Auditorium on the Ohio University Zanesville Campus.

Students explore their entrepreneurial spirit during Global Entrepreneurship Week
Ohio University's Center for Entrepreneurship has Global Entrepreneurship Week headed to Athens Nov. 18-22. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is an annual weeklong series of celebrations designed to inspire entrepreneurship and innovation, involving millions of people in more than 100 countries and 370 universities. Global Entrepreneurship Week is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Center for Entrepreneurship Program Nationally Recognized
Center named finalist for the 2014 Outstanding Emerging Entrepreneurship Program

'Blackout Pack' for Tuesday football game offers free hats and food
Ohio University Athletics has a special offer for fans who want to purchase tickets to the 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 home football game against Kent State University.

Nov 18, 2013
Lancaster Campus students continue study of international issues after “International Week” ends
During "International Week 2013," students at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington heard from speakers about the Muslim religion and the cultural experiences of veterans who served during foreign conflicts. But, OUL History Professor Andrew McGreevy says the study of international issues continues on campus long after International Week is over -- in the classroom.

Donation destination: trace the path of an OHIO United Appeal gift
There is something about the holiday season that makes the act of giving even greater; however, when making a donation do you ever wonder where your gift goes and how it gets there?

Bobcats win 'Best Under-The-Radar NCAA Football Atmosphere' contest
The Ohio Bobcats won the Enterprise Rent-A-Car "Best Under-the-Radar NCAA Football Atmosphere" competition and will have a nationally televised feature filmed on campus Tuesday, Nov. 19.

Senior Dance Concert to run Nov. 21-23
The Ohio University Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present its annual Senior Dance Concert at 7 and 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, Friday, Nov. 22 and Saturday, Nov. 23 in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre at Putnam Hall.

Ohio civil engineering students keep their experiential learning local
Capitalizing on the close proximity of the new Ohio University residence hall construction site on South Green Drive, Russ College civil engineering students are getting a first-hand look at construction engineering management in a series of site tours facilitated by the Office of Facilities and Auxiliaries.

Blackboard upgrade: Accessibility improvements
The summer 2014 Blackboard upgrade will include accessibility updates to Quick Links, Test Availability Exceptions, and the Content Editor.

OIT hosts Box cloud storage demo, Nov 20
s a member of Internet2, OHIO is eligible for a discounted Box site license. If implemented, faculty, staff and students would receive 50 GB of Box storage at no charge.

Women staff at OHIO establish, co-direct and support new women’s scholars program
A true pioneer for women at Ohio University, Margaret Boyd was Ohio University’s first female graduate in 1873. A new scholars program created in honor of Boyd encourages undergraduate women to become engaged, confident and empowered leaders on campus.

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) celebrate 10 years of time, talent and treasure
Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) welcomed OHIO alumnae and friends back to OHIO’s Athens campus Nov. 6 - 8 to commemorate their 10-year anniversary with three packed events…and to present an enlightened vision of what it means to be a “philanthropist.”

The Bobcat Store's "Top Ten" Holiday Gifts in Action
From ornaments, apparel and jewelry, to cornhole sets, drinkware and OHIO accessories, The Bobcat Store offers a wide variety of gifts for all your holiday needs.

Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Director and Alumni Award nominations due December 1
Know an outstanding Bobcat? Someone who has been a long-time stalwart supporter of Ohio University? The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is accepting nominations for the OUAA Board of Directors and for the OUAA’s Alumni Awards. Nominations for both are due December 1.

Ohio University green engineering expert inducted into Engineering and Science Hall of Fame
An eminent scholar at Ohio University was inducted Thursday to the Engineering and Science Hall of Fame at the Engineers Club of Dayton for his inventions of alternative fuels and supercritical fluid technologies

College of Business staff member wins coveted Award for Excellence in Global Engagement
Emily Singer of the Center for International Business Education and Developed honored for her contribution

A portion of South Green Drive down to one lane Nov. 25 through Dec. 6
South Green Drive will be restricted to one lane while mechanical/electrical work is completed on the Walter Fieldhouse. This work will take place from Monday, November 25th through Friday, December 6th. Flaggers will direct east bound and west bound traffic during the construction.

Nov 19, 2013
Renowned national educator to speak on Lancaster Campus November 21
An internationally renowned educator, author and keynote speaker will talk to education majors and area educators at OUL on Thursday, November 21. Jim Grant is regarded by fellow educators as one of America's most passionate advocates for children. A teaching principal for almost twenty years, he founded Staff Development for Educators(SDE, Inc.), with the goal of creating classrooms that enhance success for all students. He is currently the Executive Director of SDE.

It's time for a new big picture on evolutionary theory
Darwin and his successors wrote the first chapters on evolution by looking at small changes in species over relatively short periods of time, usually described as natural selection. Scientists developed the Modern Synthesis to describe gradual evolution following the discovery of the DNA molecule, and it has been the consensus in evolutionary theory for more than 60 years.<br /><br />But the bigger picture on evolution—and biodiversity—was written by the earth and its history of geological change over very long periods of time. Looking back into time—way back, Dr. Alycia Stigall suggests, provides a much better perspective for studying macro-evolution.

Molecular & cellular biology graduate students win at regional conference
Three graduate students in the Molecular & Cellular Biology program won awards for poster presentations at the Appalachian Regional Cell Conference (ARCC) in Charleston, West Virginia in October.

Political Science alum named AdvaMed EVP of payment and healthcare delivery Policy
The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) announced Ohio University Political Science alum Donald May as its new executive vice president, payment and health care delivery policy.

Kennedy Assassination Drop-in: watch, discuss, remember, Nov. 22
The History Department invites the campus community to experience Nov. 22, 1963, as it happened. Watch the actual CBS News coverage through streaming video. This Drop-In Event on the Kennedy Assassination is Friday, Nov. 22, from 1:15 to 5 p.m. in Bentley Annex 402.

OHIO employees, students volunteer their time, talents at local children’s museum
Crucial to the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery’s mission are the volunteers who help staff the museum and enhance its exhibits, including several members of the Ohio University community.

Fire safety quiz and Asian stink bugs in Campus Connection fall issue
Learn more about fire safety, Asian stink bugs, Workers' Compensation and research lab hazards in the fall issue of Campus Connection.

Word on the Street - Interesting Classes
In this edition of "Word on the Street," Rachel Bailey asks students what classes they've taken outside of their majors to help broaden their Ohio University experience.

Nov 20, 2013
Athletic director hits 30 year mark as basketball coach at Lancaster Campus
Athletic Director Jeff Whitehead is marking his 30th year coaching basketball at OUL. Whitehead is currently coaching the women's team on campus. But, over the three decades, he has done a little bit of everything. He has assumed several roles, including head coach and assistant coach for the men's team.

Ex-convicts rack up illegal income, OHIO study finds
Ohio University sociologist Donald Hutcherson examined both criminal and conventional labor market data of 8,984 individuals documented in the Bureau of Labor Statistics National Longitudinal Survey for Youth from 1997 to 2005.

Taking the acid out of mine drainage isn't the whole picture
Ohio University researchers are taking a closer look at a well-established acid-mine drainage treatment method. It's not enough just to change the chemical pH in the stream, they write. It's "an unspoken goal" also to restore the biology—the fish and aquatic life—in the watershed. And that may mean "sacrificing" a section of a stream so that the rest can thrive.

Senior Luli Gomez Teruel named NFHCA all-region
The honors continue to roll in for Ohio University field hockey senior Luli Gomez Teruel who was named second team NFHCA All-Region.

Li is new editor of American Review of China Studies
Dr. Jieli Li, Professor of Sociology, is the new editor-in-chief of the journal American Review of China Studies, which is now partially sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences.

Macro-Evolution: The case of the Late Devonian Biodiversity Crisis
Using the fossil record—and specifically a case of mass extinction about 374 million years ago—can help illuminate why “modern” macro-evolutionary theory is in need of modernization.

Opera performance of Le nozze di Figaro is Nov. 22-23
Ohio University Opera will present Le nozze di Figaro. It continues to be one of the most popular operas across the country and throughout the world.

Partial turn lane closure on University Terrace slated for Friday
The lower portion of University Terrace at Clippinger Laboratories will experience a partial turn lane closure on Friday, Nov. 22.

Chubu delegation celebrates 40 years of partnership with OHIO by attending IEW
This year marks the 40th anniversary of formal relations between Ohio University and Chubu University, which made a Chubu delegation’s visit to OHIO for International Education Week all the more fitting.

Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement ceremony caps off OHIO’s International Education Week
Ohio University closed out its first celebration of International Education Week by honoring the first recipients of OHIO’s Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.

Nov 21, 2013
Doggone good play on tap at Chillicothe Campus
Theater production, art exhibit and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

#SustainableOU: Leading the way
Bobcats work to make a difference in the community every day. One group of united leaders has started looking towards the future and is helping the university implement the OHIO Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan. Collectively, their group is called Sustainable Ohio University Leaders (SOUL).

OHIO students using classroom lessons to raise funds for local family
A group of students in OHIO's COMS 4050 class will host “Making Moves for Autism," a fundraiser for a local family, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Ping Center.

Power outage rescheduled for Nov. 29
The proposed power outage will begin at 5 a.m. due to work on the Walter Fieldhouse.

Indian spiritual leader to lead interfaith dialogue
United Campus Ministry will host one of India's top spiritual leaders this weekend to engage in an interfaith dialogue with attendees.

Endowed Scholarship Wall Dedicated at Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington
The new Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Endowed Scholarship Wall is a symbol of the lives that have been changed by scholarships on campus and the lives that will be changed in the future. The wall was dedicated on Friday evening in front of many donors and is a permanent way to thank those who have funded those scholarships.

From China to cancer research: One graduate student’s scientific journey
Yanrong Qian left her home in China four years ago to pursue a doctoral degree in Ohio University's molecular and cellular biology program. She was inspired by Xiaozhuo Chen, an Ohio University scientist involved in diabetes and cancer research.

Blackboard upgrade: Calendar tool gets major improvements
Summer 2014 brings a new Blackboard Calendar that allows drag and drop rescheduling of assignments, personalized views, and more.

College of Fine Arts hosting several end-of-semester events
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will be hosting several events across the Athens Campus.

Ten reasons why OHIO employees should use the CUE
Are you looking to get the word out about activities and events within your college or department? You're not alone.

Recording of Nov 20 Box cloud storage demo available
If you do not have the WebEx plugin on your device, you will be prompted to install it before viewing the recording.

Lambda Pi Eta on Lancaster Campus collects supplies for troops overseas for 2nd year
For the second year, Lambda Pi Eta is conducting a "Support Your Troops Supply Drive" for U.S. troops stationed overseas. The supplies will be collected for about three weeks and sent to troops in Afghanistan. The collection started on November 13 and will run through December 9. Collection boxes are in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall, on the 3rd floor of Brasee Hall and at the Pickerington Center.

Abby Gilleland named MAC Volleyball Player of the Year
Sophomore setter Abby Gilleland has been named the 2013 MAC Volleyball Player of the Year. She is the second consecutive and the eighth overall Bobcat to win the award.

Nov 25, 2013
Scripps College readies for move to Schoonover Center
Ohio University officials have announced that the final steps for occupying the Schoonover Center will begin on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

Ohio volleyball team wins MAC Tournament
The top-seeded Ohio University volleyball team (27-4) capped off a stellar 2013 MAC Tournament with a 3-0 victory over Eastern Michigan University on Sunday to claim the program's eighth MAC Tournament title.

Campus Conversation aids sexual assault prevention education efforts
Through a series of workshops and open dialogue, members of the Ohio University community engaged in a second Campus Conversation to tackle tough discussions about sexual assault in a meaningful way.

Ohio University Alumni Association to host Golden and Silver Regional Reunions
Attention 1963 and 1988 OHIO graduates! The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) will honor Bobcats celebrating their Golden and Silver anniversaries since graduating by hosting regional events in Ohio and California in January.

New holiday production for Lancaster Campus Theatre: Miracle on 34th Street
A miracle is about to happen at Ohio University Lancaster. The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of "Miracle on 34th Street" will run December 5 – 8.

Culinary Services brings back Holiday Dinner tradition
With the holidays just around the corner and finals week approaching, Ohio University Culinary Services presented a special holiday meal for students and guests at each of the three campus Dining Courts/ Halls on Tuesday, Nov. 19. University administrators were on hand to welcome students, mingle with them and serve food.

Engineering students build on safety smarts at residence hall construction site
A group of Russ College industrial and systems engineering students got a firsthand look at the safety side of construction engineering management on Wednesday with a tour of the residence hall building site on South Green Drive.

#SustainableOU: Game Day Challenge recycling results
Ohio University Bobcat fans rose to the occasion during the Oct. 26 game against the Miami University Redhawks, successfully competing in the Game Day Challenge.

Blackboard upgrade: Date Management makes copying courses easier
The new Date Management tools lets you adjust all dates in a copied course from a single, convenient location.

Innovation Center hosts 3D printer open house Dec. 3
Innovation Center hosts 3D printer open house Dec. 3

Artist cooperative exhibition begins Nov. 29
The Majestic Galleries is opening an exhibition of new works by its members, with a public reception on Final Friday, from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29. More than 15 artists are participating in the group exhibit.

University announces 1 percent raise pool schedule
The pay schedule for the 1 percent raise pool granted by President Roderick J. McDavis for benefits eligible employees has been announced.

President McDavis calls for Distinguished Professor nominations
In a message sent to the University's faculty and staff Nov. 25, President Roderick J. McDavis called for nominations for Distinguished Professor.

University Human Resources suspends classified job postings during holidays
To best serve the needs of the posting department, the usual and customary practice is to suspend classified postings when so many individuals are away.

Nov 26, 2013
Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Google Business Systems Engineer Gabriel Faria
This special Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington series highlights the ways in which regional campus students are imagining their possibilities and using their education to transform their own life and transform the communities in which they live.

Where to send your United Appeal donation
If you received a donation form but no envelope, your donation can still get to United Appeal.

Ohio Football to be featured on CBS on Friday
Ohio University will be featured at 1:30 p.m. ET on CBS as the "Best Under-the-Radar NCAA Football Atmosphere" winner.

Nov 27, 2013
OHIO named among top Fulbright producers
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Ohio University as one of the “Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars by Type of Institution in 2013-14” in its November issue. With five Fulbright recipients named from the University this year, OHIO placed on the list with fellow research institutions such as Boston University, Texas Tech University and New York University.

Student group sponsoring Athens’ first Reindeer Run for Kids
The Student Social Work Association is partnering with the Athens County Court Appointed Special Advocates/Guardian Ad Litem Program to organize Athens’ first Reindeer Run for Kids on Dec. 7.

Several facilities advisories in effect for Athens Campus
Ohio University's Athens Campus community is advised of some road closure and power outage notices that are in effect.

December 5th event aims to support the development of recycling-based businesses
The Ohio University Voinovich School has teamed up with Rural Action, a community service organization that is engaged in social, economic, and environmental justice in the Appalachian region of Ohio, to host a dinner and discussion about zero waste business development opportunities. <br />