|Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is December 17|
The eighth-annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place Wednesday, December 17 in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of the Baker University Center.
|Annual campaign to provide funds to local agencies, support Athens County residents|
Ohio University is kicking off its annual “United 2 Give, United 2 Help” campaign in support of United Appeal for Athens County and its numerous partner agencies.
|Justin Holub to discuss nature’s impact on innovation at Dec. 3 Science Cafe|
Nature's form and function have inspired countless innovations throughout recorded history, from architecture and engineering, to art and sculpture and even therapeutics and medicines. Justin Holub, an Ohio University assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry, looks for inspiration from nature at the macro-, micro- and nanoscale levels.
|Lancaster Campus guitar club to perform holiday concert Wednesday|
Ohio University Lancaster’s Guitar Club (STRUM) will present a holiday concert on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 2:15-3:00 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts. The concert is free and open to OUL faculty, students, friends, family and the general public.
|Mechanical engineering seniors rack up more national design wins|
For the third time in four years, Ohio University mechanical engineering senior design teams have won top national design awards from the James F. Lincoln Foundation (JFLF), bringing their total contest winnings in recent years to more than $100,000.
|New evidence shows link between brain function and muscle strength|
Researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have found that mental imagery exercises can prevent muscles from getting weaker after not being used for extended periods of time. This finding has potential implications for patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, such as those who have suffered a stroke. It is also a major breakthrough for scientists and clinicians because it offers encouraging, new evidence about the role of the nervous system in muscle weakness.
|Postdoc Xilin Zhang advances nuclear theory |
Xilin Zhang, a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, recently completed an Intensity Frontier Fellowship co-sponsored by Fermilab, a U.S. Department of Energy particle physics and accelerator laboratory in Illinois.
|Southern Campus Equestrian Team making its mark|
The Southern campus equestrian team recently had a strong performance at the second annual Western Dressage World Championships competition.
|Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival internship exciting opportunity for Lancaster Campus student|
An Ohio University Lancaster student is now positive that she chose the right major and career after a special summer internship. Senior Monica Sherry, a Communication Studies major, interned with AC Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee, and helped put on the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
|Brody joins OUPD as second explosive-detection dog|
The newest addition to the Ohio University Police Department is an explosive-detection dog named Brody, who was introduced to the campus community and Southeastern Ohio during a special ceremony in the Human Resources and Training Center last week.
|Electrical engineering student team one of six chosen for international design competition|
A team of five electrical engineering seniors from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology is one of six semifinalist teams competing in the 2015 Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) Antenna Design Challenge.
|Engineering and physical therapy students collaborate to make space studies program more accessible|
Ohio University engineering and physical therapy students are assessing campus accessibility in preparation for International Space University’s (ISU) 2015 Space Studies Program (SSP15), to be hosted by Ohio University this summer.
|Ryan Felice explores how bird tails evolved and aided hunting|
Forty-nine million years ago, a freshwater bird known as Limnofregata azygosternon lived in the ancient lakes of what is now Wyoming. Leaving behind only a few skeletons, it is hard to imagine how this extinct bird once looked and lived.<br />Thanks to the research of Ryan Felice, a doctoral student in biological sciences at Ohio University, we can now envision the tailbones and feathers of this ancient bird, revealing important information about how Limnofregata flew, hunted and lived.
|Holiday gifts and gear offered at The Bobcat Store|
The holiday season is here. And what better way to say “Happy Hol-OU-days” to Bobcat friends and family, than with a gift from The Bobcat Store?
|Human Resources, Payroll remind faculty and staff about Winter Break Closure deadlines|
Ohio University Human Resources and Payroll would like to remind faculty and staff about the upcoming Winter Break Closure and associated deadlines with regard to job postings.
|OHIO Campus Recycling, Culinary Services, and Lambda Chi Alpha team up to fight hunger this holiday season|
Ohio University Campus Recycling, Culinary Services and Lambda Chi Alpha have teamed up for an annual winter break food drive to help fight hunger this holiday season.
|The colorful and the messy, the delfin bautista story|
In the year since delfin bautista* took over the Ohio University LGBT Center, quite a bit has changed. The center has expanded its safe-zone offerings to include several diverse aspects of university life in an effort to promote cohesion between LGBT students and their peers.
|University holiday greeting now available|
Ohio University is proud to present its annual holiday greeting for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. This year’s holiday greeting depicts the three College Green buildings – Cutler Hall, McGuffey Hall and Wilson Hall -- in an animated green and white snow globe.
|Winter Break energy saving tips|
Throughout the year, Ohio University faculty, staff and students are reminded of the steps they can take to help the University save energy while they are away. The upcoming Winter Break Closure provides an excellent opportunity to save energy, reduce environmental impacts and minimize costs during the time the University will be closed and classes will not be in session.
|Zanesville Campus’ Choral Union to present annual fall concert|
The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will be presenting its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Elson Hall auditorium on the Zanesville Campus.
|Students attend Hands Up, Walk Out Summit as follow-up to Occupation Baker|
Emotions ran high as students from Ohio University attended a follow-up conversation called the Hands Up Walk Out Summit, or #handsupwalkout Summit, in Baker University Center Theatre Tuesday evening.
|Business Forum scheduled for Dec. 10|
Ohio University Finance and Administration will conduct their next Business Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center Theatre.
|Campaign initiated by OHIO employee generates nearly $50K for workers affected by Athens fire|
A gofundme campaign created by Pete Shooner, associate director of communications for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has raised nearly $50,000 for the dozens of employees affected by the Nov. 16 multiple structure fire in uptown Athens.
|Drug developed at the Heritage College offers potential hope for patients with type 2 diabetes|
A drug developed at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine shows promise in halting the onset of obesity-related type 2 diabetes. Lab results from preclinical studies found the drug made treatment groups, which were on a high fat diet, more insulin sensitive, halted an increase in fat mass, and prevented the onset of type 2 diabetes.
|Email upgrade: Personalizing Catmail|
Learn how to set a custom theme and create a personalized email signature block in the web version of Catmail.
|Employee appreciation event is Thursday|
Ohio University employees are invited to join President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis for live music and hors d'oeuvres from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.
|Lancaster Campus PTK adopts family of student in need for holidays|
Ohio University Lancaster’s student organization Phi Theta Kappa is in the process of collecting items for the annual Adopt-A-Family Drive. Each year the group collects items for the family of an Ohio University Lancaster student in need.
|New club pairs undergraduates with OHIO medical student mentors|
The Ohio University Medical Mentoring Club has been formed to connect pre-medical undergraduate students at both OHIO and partner universities with current Heritage College medical student mentors to help them prepare for, apply to, and get accepted into medical school.
|Storyteller entertains and enlightens crowd during Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration|
Musician and storyteller Madafo entertained the crowd on Dec. 3 during Ohio University's annual Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration.
|Two students chosen to visit Israel as part of Caravan for Democracy|
Students Alexis Chambers and Alexis Apparicio have been chosen to visit Israel as part of the Jewish National Fund’s ‘Caravan for Democracy.’
|Actor to portray MLK on Lancaster Campus January 28 [VIDEO]|
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will celebrate Black History Month and the accomplishments of Martin Luther King, Jr., with a special presentation on January 28. Actor Darryl Van Leer will perform his one-man show where he portrays Martin Luther King Jr. at 3:30 p.m. in the Wagner Theatre. The event is FREE and open to the public.
|Appalachia literacy—Stories of history and self-sufficiency|
Writing and literacy are splintered worlds in Appalachia.
|Electrical work on Athens Campus may cause momentary outage|
Scheduled electrical work may cause some or all of the Athens Campus to experience a short duration power outage (or blink).
|Meet Brenda Nelson, the November Classified Employee of the Month|
Meet Brenda Nelson, the November Classified Employee of the Month.
|New Kopchick awards support OHIO scientific and medical research|
Ten Ohio University students and one faculty member have received funding from three new research awards programs supported by a gift from John and Char Kopchick and contributions from five academic colleges and administrative units.
|OUPD chief offers Winter Break safety tips|
In the following message, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers offers tips to help the University community avoid being the victim of theft during Winter Break.
|Resources under development for new tobacco-free policy|
As Ohio University moves toward fully implementing its “Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus” policy on the Athens Campus by fall2015, various important resources will support the transition for University employees, students, visitors, volunteers, patients, and customers.
|'Snapped Cats' captures interesting faces on campus|
Check out the first edition of "Snapped Cats," a new Ohio University Communications and Marketing produced photo essay series that captures some of the interesting faces and thoughts of people found on or around the beautiful Athens Campus.
|Blast off: T-Minus and counting for Team Gravitron launch|
After more than a year of preparation, Ohio University's Team Gravitron plants-and-gravity experiment launches for the International Space Station on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 2:31 p.m. EDT aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
|Lancaster Campus students donate to refugees after International Education Week|
Students from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington took the lessons they learned during International Education Week and helped the refugee community in central Ohio. The theme for OUL’s International Education Week in November was “Safe Haven: Refuge in Ohio.” Students had the opportunity to learn about refugees and different cultures that have come into central Ohio from places like Rwanda and Somalia. OUL students then decided to conduct a supply drive on campus for refugees in need.
|OHIO graduate student awarded collegiate recovery community’s first scholarship|
RISE, the official collegiate recovery community of Ohio University, has awarded its first-ever scholarship to OHIO graduate student Danielle S. Roberts.
|One gift establishes scholarship and recognizes alumnus’ OHIO mentor|
Sometimes when you least expect it, you become the first to do something unique. Larry Small became such a person. He established the Larry H. Small Audiology Scholarship in the College of Health Sciences and Profession’s (CHSP) School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, the first scholarship at OHIO specifically for students headed for their first year in OHIO’s doctorate of audiology program.
|Online tool designed to collect input for Comprehensive Master Plan 2016|
Ohio University is collecting information for the Comprehensive Master Plan, which will provide a road map and long-term vision for the University during the next decade.
|President informs campus of Board Secretary transition|
In a message sent Wednesday, Dec. 10, President McDavis announced a change in the role of secretary to Ohio University's Board of Trustees.
|Residential Housing video outlines residence hall closing procedures|
Ohio University Residential Housing has released another episode in its video web series – this one dedicated to reminding students about move-out procedures for winter break.
|WOUB hosts 'A Roaring '20s Soiree' inspired by Downton Abbey|
WOUB hosts 'A Roaring '20s Soiree' inspired by Downton Abbey
|With the finish line in sight, goals are set for the final year of the Promise Within Campaign|
With the final year of the OHIO faculty and staff’s the Promise Within Campaign underway, those in charge take pride in the success of the program thus far and have set goals for the final six months of the campaign.
|Year-end giving update|
Information on making year-end gifts to Ohio University.
|New registered dietitian helps create a healthier OHIO|
Angela Bohyer was in college when she first started to realize the power of food and the positive effects that healthy eating can have on the human body, and it was a realization that would provide her with the foundation for a professional career in dietetics and nutrition education.