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Dec 1, 2016
Bobcats invited to join together for holiday video shoot celebrating peace, fellowship
Ohio University students are invited to come together on Thursday, Dec. 1, at 4:30 p.m. in front of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on College Green for a holiday video shoot celebrating peace, fellowship and the spirit that unites Bobcats of different backgrounds and beliefs into one family – the Bobcat family.

Volleyball all-conference selections feature three Ohio University Lancaster students
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected three area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Conference Team.

Parking lots designated as Tier 1 snow/ice removal locations announced
Parking lots designated as Tier 1 snow/ice removal locations announced

Virtual reality: an emerging game changer in healthcare
The Scripps College of Communication Immersive Media Initiative (IMI) collaborated with academics and healthcare experts at Ohio University, Northern Arizona University, and OhioHealth, to create a virtual emergency room for teaching medical students.

Student ambassador opportunity with the CLDC
Right now, the CLDC is seeking OHIO students to join the 2017-2018 Student Ambassador team.

Dec 2, 2016
Could 'Doctor Who' Time Travel Really Work?
Fans of the British science-fiction television program "Doctor Who" may wonder how time travel could possibly work. Dr. Zach Meisel, Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy, provides a physicist’s perspective on what would be necessary if the stuff of science fiction were possible. What conditions would be necessary to travel through space and time?

Masson awarded grant from American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund
Dr. Eric Masson, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, was awarded a two-year grant for $110,000 from the American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund in March 2016 to study the encapsulation of hydrocarbons into Cucurbiturils, a family of hollow pumpkin-shaped molecules that the Masson group has been investigating since 2008.

Mock Trial Team headed to regional competition in February
The Ohio University Mock Trial Team  has been assigned to compete in a regional tournament of the American Mock Trial Association in Columbus, Ohio, on Feb. 11-12, 2017.

Service Awards given to outstanding OUC students impacting local community
OUC students honored during Heritage Day celebration for service to community.

Grad students build communication that stretches beyond borders
Phally Ngoeum, a graduate student from Cambodia, believes in the power of communication. Connecting with people is one reason that she values Oral Communication in Graduate Studies (ELIP 5300). This 3-credit hour class gives her a platform to voice her opinion.

OUC’s Trube announced as Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award Recipient for 2016
Dr. Barbara Trube has been announced as RHE's Outstanding Professor for 2016.

An update regarding budget planning for FY18
The purpose of this message is to provide an update to the University community about our budget planning efforts for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) to-date and what to expect from the process through the remainder of the FY17 fiscal year.

Graduate student finds success covering Columbus Blue Jackets, earns NHL credentials
Master of Arts student Sean Merz, who is studying English literature at Ohio University, has found a way to combine his love for language and his passion for hockey.

Plant Biology Garden fennel goes to Pork and Pickles
Produce from the Plant Biology Learning Gardens has found its way into yet another local business.

Proposals sought for 'Perfecting Pedagogical Practices' conference
The English Department announces a call for papers for the Second Annual Graduate Student Pedagogy Conference at Ohio University: Perfecting Pedagogical Practices.

New faculty Daniel Moak focuses in race and politics
Dr. Daniel Moak has joined Ohio University as Assistant Professor of African American Studies. He is also a new Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

Aligning the observatory telescope with polar axis of Earth
Mike Myers, a Mechanical System Technician from Physics & Astronomy  visited the Ohio University Observatory construction site recently to take measurements to position Ohio University’s refurbished 10-inch Fecker telescope during installation and use.

Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes new faculty member, Jessica White
Dr. Jessica White has been enjoying getting to know the students in class and around campus this semester.

Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes new faculty member, Travis White
Dr. Travis White was drawn to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department by a recent graduate who loved her experience here.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest ¦ entries due Jan. 11
All Ohio University students along with Athens middle and high school students are invited to enter the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. poster contest, "A Matter of Legacy: Creative Arts as Activism."

CLJC, Castellano receive Ohio State Bar Foundation grants
Two Ohio University programs have been awarded grants by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Dr. Ursula Castellano, Associate Professor of Sociology, was awarded a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation to finish a video project on Veterans Treatment Courts. Larry Hayman, Pre-Law Advisor and Specialist for the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, was awarded a grant for the center's Summer Law & Trial Institute.

A gift to OHIO from an uncommon alumna
A gift to OHIO from an uncommon alumna

Dec 4, 2016
Football to face Troy in Dec. 23 Dollar General Bowl
After a 10-year hiatus from Mobile, Alabama, the OHIO Football Team will travel there to face Troy in the 2016 Dollar General Bowl.

Dec 5, 2016
Off campus access to MyHR returns; new login requirement will help thwart scammers
Starting Dec. 7, employees can turn multi-factor authentication on for MyHR and access it from off-campus.

ISU panel discusses local efforts to match UN Sustainability Goals
Ohio University’s International Student Union (ISU) celebrated United Nations Day on Oct. 24 by hosting a panel discussion on the UN’s newly developed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Tanaka-OHIO Award winner Tadashi Shiozawa visits Athens Campus
Chubu University Professor Tadashi Shiozawa returned to Ohio University in November to deliver a lecture on cross cultural communication, meet with students and be honored for his work in international education.

Home grown giving: Dean of Students’ philanthropy had modest start
Jenny Hall-Jones had humble beginnings at Ohio University, and so did her philanthropy.

A Q&A with OHIO Hockey Coach Sean Hogan
Hogan was recently named head coach of the U.S. Men’s National University Team.

Campus Rec launching new Spring Wellness Series
The bi-monthly series, which begins in February, will focus on a different aspect of health in each workshop.

Fall Commencement cap and gown distribution set for Dec. 7-10
Ohio University’s Event Services will be coordinating cap and gown distribution for Fall Commencement Dec. 7-10 in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center on the third floor of Baker University Center.

OUPD shares safety tips for winter break
Whether you reside in one of our residence halls or in an off-campus house or apartment, as you are preparing to leave for winter break, please keep in mind crime prevention and safety for your residence while you're gone.

OHIO Hockey to host Appreciation Weekend on Dec. 9 and 10
OHIO Hockey will host an appreciation of police, fire, EMS, nurses and teachers during its Dec. 9 and 10 series against Robert Morris University-Illinois.

College of education, engineering and technology collaborate to teach kids STEM skills
For the past two years, students in Sara Hartman’s EDEC 3500 course and students in Neil Littell’s ETM 3010 course collaborated to design a variety of interactive, hands-on learning exhibits meant for informal learning settings.

iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 5-11, 2016
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, #FinalsbyAlden events, the SMART Dialogue Series fall finale and Fall Commencement!

Alumni Answers: Ryan Ellis, Google
From Copeland to Google, alumnus Ryan Ellis reconnected with us to reflect on his experience as a #BusinessBobcat

Business Bobcats seize the opportunity to learn from digital marketing leaders
Digital Marketing and Sales Strategies students attend HubSpot’s INBOUND 2016 conference in Boston.

OHIO’s Department of Sports Administration shares accolades and vision with University Board of Trustees
Department of Sports Administration students meet with Ohio University's Board of Trustees at OU Inn luncheon

Olympic gold medalist empowers business students to take on professional leadership roles
OHIO Head Swimming and Diving Coach and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Rachel Komisarz-Baugh discusses empowerment techniques with Strategic Leadership and Management students.

Brown bag event gives students helpful tips for self-care before finals
As Finals Week approached, students, staff and community members packed tightly into the Ohio University Women’s Center on Dec. 1 for a Brown Bag Lunch and Learn on self-care.

Dec 6, 2016
Ohio University Central Receiving to close Dec. 21 – Jan. 3
Ohio University's Central Receiving and Warehouse area will be closed from Dec. 21, 2016 through Jan. 3, 2017.

EDA awards Voinovich School $144K in funding to impact regional economic development
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently awarded Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs $144,000 to advance regional economic development, while identifying rising industries in Appalachia to retrain workers in declining industries — such as coal mining — to fill those jobs.

The Future of Environmental Politics and Communication
Since the results of the 2016 United States presidential election, many students at Ohio University are concerned about the direction of their future careers. Conversations in environmental studies classes in particular have left students "clamoring for more" -- more spaces and more opportunities to openly discuss what the future may hold for those pursuing a career in environmental services under a Trump Administration.

Auditions for Ohio University Lancaster theatre’s "The Fantasticks" announced
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre announces auditions for "The Fantasticks" in the Wagner Theatre on Monday, December 12, 2016 for the upcoming spring production.

Donatos gives a good pizza, and a good presentation
Donatos Pizza exemplifies the meaning of their name—to give a good thing—not only through their food, but through their commitment to dignity and respect to their customers and communities, a founding family member told a group of Ohio University students recently.

Hunger strikes a win at Startup Weekend Athens
Hunger and hacked are not typically positive words, but for the winning team at Startup Weekend Athens host by the Ohio University Innovation Center, those words procured a brilliant startup idea.

Football's Tarell Basham accepts invite to Reese's Senior Bowl
The Resse’s Senior Bowl announced Monday that Ohio University defensive end Tarell Basham accepted an invitation to compete at the event in 2017.

Bus packages offered to Dollar General Bowl
Ohio Athletics is offering a bus trip for fans to attend the game and experience Alabama. The travel package is $50 for current students, and $150 for the general public.

Dec 7, 2016
‘Clubs across Campus’ takes a look at OHIO’s Fencing Club (VIDEO)
University Communications and Marketing’s (UCM) latest installment in the “Clubs across Campus” video series explores the Ohio University Fencing Club.

OUC reflects on 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack
Ohio University-Chillicothe reflects on its history tied to World War II.

Four OHIO Hockey players headed to 2017 Winter World University Games
Four members of the Ohio University Hockey Team have been selected for the U.S. Men's National University Team that will compete in the 2017 Winter World University Games in Kazakhstan.

10th annual Gingerbread Contest to be held Dec. 14
Ohio University Catering’s 10th annual Gingerbread Contest is slated for Wednesday, Dec. 14, in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Bibbees commemorate daughter through Match scholarships
Following his enlistment in the military, Shannon Bibbee, BA ’99, returned to Athens to begin a new job. That decision led him to his future wife and fellow Bobcat, Amanda, BSJ ’05, changing his life forever.

Dec 8, 2016
OHIO contingent takes Ghana by storm dancing and playing instruments at AZÃ 2016
A group of 10 Ohio University students, alumni and faculty represented the University in mid-November during the second-annual AZÃ Celebration, a contemporary music and dance concert and symposium at the National Theater in Accra, Ghana.

The College of Business challenges freshmen learning communities at Business Olympics 2016
500 freshmen put their academic skills to the test to compete for gold at the inaugural Business Olympics.

McDavises host their final fall employee appreciation event [VIDEO]
President Roderick J. McDavis and First Lady Deborah A. McDavis hosted their final Fall Employee Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Winter weather emergency procedures announced
With winter weather approaching, Ohio University Human Resources has announced the University's policy on emergency closings.

Dec 9, 2016
Message from Board Chair David A. Wolfort and President Roderick J. McDavis
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Board of Trustees Chair David A. Wolfort issue an announcement to the OHIO community.

Nominations being accepted for annual student leadership awards
Nominations are being accepted now through Feb. 1 for this year's student leadership awards program, with the 2017 Leadership Awards Gala slated for April 5.

New website for Center for Teaching & Learning
The Office of Instructional Innovation has launched a new website for the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Apply to faculty learning community by December 15
Applications are being accepted for a faculty learning community focusing on teaching with a global perspective and engaging diverse populations.

Ohio University Eastern honors fall graduating class
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored 23 local graduates at the Fall Honors and Recognition Convocation Thursday evening at the campus’ theater in St. Clairsville.

The latest news from Ohio University Press
Read about the latest news from Ohio University Press.

Dec 10, 2016
Newest Ohio University alumni celebrated during Fall Commencement ceremony
On Saturday, nearly 900 Bobcats gathered along with family and friends to be honored at Ohio University’s Fall Commencement ceremony in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

Dec 12, 2016
OHIO alumnus David Malloy’s newest musical is a shining success on Broadway
Ohio University’s School of Music celebrates the glowing critical success of alumnus Dave Malloy’s (B.F.A. 1998) newest Broadway production of “Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,” directed by frequent collaborator Rachel Chavkin, which opened November 14 at the Imperial Theater.

Students use Maya Lin’s memorial art installation to author new art [PHOTOS]
More than 120 students used their individual rubbings of the text engraved in Maya and Tan Lin’s memorial art piece “Input” at Walter Hall to create meaningful words, phrases and sentences.

Ohio University Mail Services to consolidate pickup, delivery beginning 12/19
Ohio University Mail Services is consolidating afternoon pickup/delivery into the 9 a.m. to Noon morning routes. OHIO’s departments should plan accordingly to accommodate for this mail delivery and pick up adjustment.

Dec 13, 2016
Information sessions on becoming an RA to be held Jan. 9-12
Ohio University's Department of Housing and Residence Life is in the process of hiring resident assistants (RAs) for the 2017-18 academic year and has four information sessions planned for the beginning of spring semester.

Minimum wage rate increases January 1
Minimum wage rate increases January 1

A reminder about holiday parties and other celebratory expenses
Ohio University is committed to the responsible use of public funds and as such is providing guidance on some holiday expenditures.

Dec 14, 2016
Proctorville Center hosts second annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths
The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce held the second annual Festival of Trees and Wreaths, raising money for college scholarships for area students, Nov. 22-26 at the Ohio University Proctorville Center.

Ohio University Southern Campus recognizes graduates at ceremonies
On Dec. 9, faculty and staff warmly welcomed graduates and their families to the Bowman Auditorium on the Ohio University Southern Campus for the Pinning and Recognition Ceremony and the Fall Graduation Recognition Ceremony.

Finance alumnus awards department profs with cash, recognition for scholarly work
OHIO alumnus Ellsworth Holden established The Ellsworth Holden Award, which incentivizes high-quality research within the Department of Finance by awarding faculty members who publish in reputable financial journals.

A message from the Chair of the Ohio University Presidential Search Committee
The following message was sent by David A. Wolfort, chair of the Ohio University Presidential Search Committee, to the University community on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016.

Who’s Next? 2017 Alumni Awards Nominations
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association and OHIO Athletics honors alumni who have made their University proud, and the nominations for those awards come from Bobcats like you.

Dec 15, 2016
Simpler password resets coming Dec. 18, 2016
New password tool uses recovery email/text message instead of secret questions.

Meet Debbie Sellers, November Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Debbie Sellers, November Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Detective Joe Kenda, F100 trucks and hanging out on the beach. Find out more about her.

Five OHIO professors honored in magazine’s ‘Excellence in Education’ issue
Five Ohio University faculty members are among the more than 65 educators from across the state being recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” issue.

Dec 16, 2016
Registration for spring semester intramural sports to be held Jan. 9-19
Registration for Ohio University's spring semester Intramural Sports Program begins Jan. 9 and continues through Jan. 19.

Dec 19, 2016
2016 OHIO Gingerbread Contest winners announced (PHOTOS)
The attention to detail that the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies team put into its Gingerbread Contest design earned the team first place at Ohio University's 10th Annual Gingerbread Contest on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Students, faculty, staff and alumni asked to share how #BobcatsMakePeace
This holiday season, Ohio University is celebrating all of the ways in which Bobcats across the globe are making the world a better place. Whether you are a student, alumni, faculty or staff member, we invite you to share your story on social media using #BobcatsMakePeace through the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 16.

University to host 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration in January
The 2017 Ohio University MLK Jr. Celebration carries the theme, “A Matter of Legacy: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration” and runs Jan. 9-28.

Dec 20, 2016
Public health speaker to visit OHIO, address vaccine hesitancy
The College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and the Ohio University Research Division are proud to host Dr. James H. Conway and his presentation on “Understanding Vaccine Hesitancy: Comprehending Incomprehension” on Feb. 16 from 1 to 2 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda. This event is free and open to the public.

OHIO campuses, centers to be closed Dec. 26-Jan. 2
All Ohio University campuses and centers will be closed during the annual winter closure period that runs from Monday, Dec. 26, through Monday, Jan. 2.

Rich Kane named Division of Student Affairs' Employee of the Semester
Rich Kane serves as assistant director for the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility.

Golf Cart Karaoke airs season finale (VIDEO)
Over the course of the three-part series, more than 25 students and faculty members took advantage of these free and musical rides to class.

Dec 22, 2016
Bobcat Depot offers wide range of OHIO gift ideas
Last minute shoppers looking to spread some Bobcat cheer can stop by the Bobcat Depot this week for many holiday gift options.

Ohio University Wind Symphony releases 'Color + Light' album
Just in time for the School of Music’s 100th anniversary in 2017, the Ohio University Wind Symphony has released their second commercial album, Color + Light.

Athletic trainers support OHIO Marching 110 at Dollar General Bowl
The Ohio University Marching 110 is not just any ordinary marching band. Their sophisticated playing, marching and dance choreography require a unique brand of healthcare and medical treatment.

Submission deadline for Sibs Weekend Program events is Jan. 9
The deadline for organizations to submit events for consideration to be included in the 2017 Sibs Weekend program is Jan. 9.

Canadian Consul General Douglas George takes part in meetings at OHIO
Canadian Consul General Douglas George visited Ohio University during International Education Week in November to meet with students, faculty and staff, and to take part in a global education conference with leaders from business, higher education and government.

Dec 23, 2016
Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador officials visit OHIO
Leaders from the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE) visited Ohio University in November to meet with faculty, staff and students, and to discuss new areas of collaboration.