|President Emeritus Charles J. Ping to discuss new book Dec. 5|
President Emeritus Dr. Charles J. Ping will discuss his new book, "A Conversation about Ohio University and the Presidency," on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m.
|Patton College dean elected to national board for Professional Teaching Standards Board of Directors|
Renée A. Middleton, dean of Ohio University's Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education has been elected to the Board of Directors for the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.
|Ohio Volleyball to play Michigan State in NCAA Championships|
The OHIO volleyball team will take on Michigan State on Dec. 6 in Lexington, Ky.
|Tim Ryan tests new method of detecting mold in buildings|
Tim Ryan, an Ohio University occupational health and safety professor, smells potential in predicting hidden mold by testing for MVOCs, the molecular metabolites released from mold as it grows.
|Donna Washington to tell stories of Kwanzaa Dec. 4|
Professional storyteller, recording artist and author Donna Washington will lead a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Baker University Center Ballroom.
|University Human Resources memo on emergency closing|
This memo from Interim Chief Human Resource Office Paul Sundberg contains information regarding the University's emergency closing policy.
|Word on the Street: Staying Active [VIDEO]|
With finals week right around the corner, Rachel Bailey asks Ohio University students how they take a break from the books and stay physically active on campus.
|Media students to celebrate persons with disabilities|
Ohio University media students are collaborating with the Athens County Commission on Disabilities to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Dec. 3-4.
|Brian Bowe chosen as Assistant CIO for Application Information Services|
OIT welcomes Brian Bowe as Assistant CIO for Application Information Services. Bowe will oversee three OIT areas: Business Applications and Information Services, Academic Information Services, and Web Services and Departmental Applications.
|OIT hosts online file sharing/storage demo, Dec 3|
Faculty, staff and students who have a need for cloud storage are encouraged to attend an upcoming demo of box.com's file storage and sharing service.
|Nick Kellogg named to All State Good Works Team|
Men's basketball senior guard Nick Kellogg (Westerville, Ohio) is a nominee for the 2014 Allstate Good Works Team, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches Tuesday.
|Seventh-annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is Dec. 18|
The seventh-annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place Wednesday, Dec. 18 in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of the Baker University Center.
|University Terrace to temporarily close Dec. 16 – Jan. 10|
The Ohio University community and visitors to the Athens Campus are advised University Terrace will temporarily close for a period of approximately four weeks due to scheduled work at the Master Housing Plan project site. The closure will be in place beginning Dec. 16, 2013 and will continue until Jan. 10, 2014.
|Employees behind coalition seek to extend opportunities to make a difference|
The Suicide Prevention Coalition's goals are to reduce the stigma of mental health counseling, to increase the utilization of mental health resources on campus and to provide OHIO’s students, faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills and awareness needed to help those in distress.
|Important reminders from Finance|
Information regarding Winter Break Closure, PCard application and more.
|OHIO launching bedbug awareness campaign|
Ohio University is launching an informational campaign aimed at educating the Athens Campus about bedbugs, bedbug prevention and how the University addresses bedbug occurrences.
|Sell fall textbooks for cash, purchase for spring with Bobcat Essentials|
Bobcat Essentials (4th Floor, Baker University Center) has expanded its on-campus services by opening an online bookstore with the help of MBS Direct, a strategic partner and nationally recognized textbook distributor.
|OIT's Ron Williams wins design award|
IT design specialist Ron Williams has been honored for his lecture hall and conference room touch screen control panel designs.
|Blackboard upgrade: New assessment & grading options|
The summer 2014 Blackboard upgrade includes new options for exporting test questions, grading assignments without downloading, and controlling how and when students see grade feedback.
|Year-End Gift Processing: Ohio University Winter Closure Update|
Ohio University will be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, and will re-open on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Campus mail will not be delivered. If you have any questions about making a year-end gift, please visit www.ohio.edu/yearendgift, call 740-593-2636 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Telephone upgrade: New office phones & features coming|
During spring semester, Ohio University will begin replacing its aging office telephone system with a state of the art Voice over IP (VoIP) service.
|Sell and buy textbooks with Bobcat Essentials|
Bobcat Essentials, located on fourth Floor of Baker University Center, has expanded its on-campus services by opening an online bookstore with the help of MBS Direct.
|Faculty member honors mother by establishing J-School internship|
When Director of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Robert Stewart learned that some journalism students had a passion for reporting on culture and religion abroad, he decided to establish the Maxine Stewart Foreign Correspondence Internship for Coverage of Culture and Religion Scholarship.
|Football team to play in Dec. 23 Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl|
Ohio Football has accepted an invitation to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg marking its fifth consecutive bowl game appearance and sixth in eight years.
|Lessons in Leadership: The answer is yes!|
Cameron Mitchell's take on leadership, entrepreneurship, and the importance of an action-oriented culture
|Media Educator Dr. Jean Kilbourne keynote speaker at Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women in March|
Internationally recognized media educator Dr. Jean Kilbourne will be the keynote speaker at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington's Celebrate Women event in March. The theme for this year's event is "Stand Up, Stand Out."
|Ohio Volleyball falls to No. 20 Michigan State in NCAA First Round|
The Ohio University volleyball team's season ended Saturday with a three-set loss to 20th-ranked Michigan State.
|Galbreath Memorial Chapel to reopen with Dec. 10 open house|
Ohio University's Helen Mauck Galbreath Memorial Chapel will reopen with an informal open house reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 10.
|Ridges Advisory Committee meeting set for Friday|
The first meeting of the newly appointed Ridges Advisory Committee will be held this Friday, Dec. 13, at 3 p.m. The meeting is open to the public.
|Chillicothe Campus fosters sense of learning community|
'Coffee with Colleagues,' faculty feats and other news from the first regional campus in the state
|Wednesday Science Café with John Kopchick to discuss athletes' growth hormone|
Kopchick will explore the misuse and abuse of growth hormone by athletes in hopes of enhancing their performance on Dec. 11.
|Political Science class fights puppy mills through activism|
Students in an introductory-level political science course are engaging with the local community to raise awareness about the detriment of puppy mills.
|OUPD chief offers Winter Break safety tips|
In the following message, sent Monday, Dec. 9, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers advises Athens Campus faculty, staff and students on ways to avoid being the target of thieves while away from campus this Winter Break.
|Ohio University mechanical engineering student reaps experience with algae-harvesting robotics research|
With a focus on microscopic, bright-green algae as a fuel source, Ohio University senior mechanical engineering student Collier Fais’s research in green energy is more literal than most.
|Benefits allows mid-year election changes due to Affordable Care Act (ACA)|
The IRS recently issued guidance that employees can make changes to their health plan elections during a plan year due to an employee or covered family member obtaining health insurance coverage through one of the State insurance exchanges.
|Making the Connection Between Climate Change and Security|
Geoff Dabelko has been studying the links between the environment and security for most of his career.<br /><br />"When we investigated possible connections between the environment and instability in the wake of the Cold War, climate change was not part of the discussion," he said. "That is no longer the case. Climate change now dominates the environmental security landscape."<br /><br />Dabelko, professor and director of environmental studies at Ohio University's Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, now heavily focuses his research on climate change and security links. He thinks one important question has been largely overlooked: How will our responses to climate change affect peace?<br />