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News from OHIO's Campuses

Jul 28
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: NCAA Championship Public Address Announcer Molly Haynes
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: NCAA Championship Public Address Announcer Molly Haynes

Jul 27
Eastern Campus announces several changes in student services
Changes include the promotions of Diann Nickerson, manager of enrollment services, and Jennifer Kellner-Muscar, manager of advising and retention, and the announcement of three new team members, Lisa Jeffries, recruitment coordinator; Lori Poch, records management associate; and Nicole Dawson, veteran’s affairs work study.

Lancaster Campus professor returns for leading first Chautauqua Writers' Festival songwriting workshop
Ohio University Lancaster Professor of English Scott Minar’s first experience teaching songwriting at the Chautauqua Writers' Festival is one he says he’ll never forget.  The festival was held in Lake Chautauqua, New York, June 18 through June 21.

Jul 23
President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning discusses upcoming projects with Athens City Commission on Disabilities
The President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) met with the Athens City Commission on Disabilities July 15 to initiate their collaboration under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that was signed by Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis in 2014.

Southern Campus’ Academy of Excellence celebrates 35th year
From July 20-24, children in grades 1-6 are participating in an array of hands-on classes at Ohio University Southern.

Victim advocacy training to be held on Lancaster Campus July 31
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus and community organizations are coming together to make sure the needs of crime victims in our region are met.  The Gender Equality Solidarity Society, an Ohio University Lancaster student group, The Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter, and the Justice League of Ohio are organizing a Victim Advocacy Training for Friday, July 31, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Ohio University Lancaster in Brasee Hall, Room 414.

Jul 22
Chillicothe Campus students embrace community service
From hosting football camp to a yard sale and discussing Shakespeare, OU-C is involved with its region

Lancaster Campus adjunct professor's play chosen for New York film festival
A play by an Ohio University Lancaster adjunct professor has been chosen for the New York New Works Festival in New York City. "The Flower Stand" by Robert Cooperman will be rehearsed in Columbus and taken to Manhattan in mid-August.

Jul 21
Thompson Square to play on Lancaster Campus Saturday
Thompson Square and Blues Traveler have more in common than being the headliners of this year’s Lancaster Festival. The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson co-wrote and sang two songs on Blues Traveler’s latest album.

Tree tales: Ohio University’s campus canopy plays important role in sustainability efforts with its roots in history
Just as Ohio University’s history can be traced back to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the trees that pervade the campus landscape have a history and purpose all their own.

Jul 20
#AskAnAstronaut: A backstage Q&A with the first South Korean in space
Soyeon Yi talks about her time in space and her life on the ground.

3D artist, space studies participant hopes to launch spaceflight career through OHIO-hosted program
Tihomir Dimitrov of Bulgaria, a 3D artist and sculptor for a video game producer, is attending ISU to further his dream of becoming an astronaut.

Cleveland’s NASA Glenn welcomes international space studies program participants
Representing 30 countries, the group got a rare peek into the diverse, world-class research being conducted there.

Lancaster Campus athletics wins Ohio Regional Campus Conference All Sports Award
The Ohio University Lancaster Athletic Department was awarded the 2014-2015 Ohio Regional Campus Conference All Sports Award. The All Sports award is given to to the school that accumulates the most points competing in the eight conference sports. Points are awarded according to how each school finishes in the standings of their respected sport.

Space studies program puts on spectacular rocketry display at OHIO Airport
Ohio University’s Airport transformed into a miniature Kennedy Space Center on Saturday as hundreds of community members gathered on its tarmac to witness the rocket launch of International Space University’s 28th Space Studies Program.

Jul 16
Ohio University Press had five books place on Library Journal’s African studies bestseller list
Ohio University Press had five books place on Library Journal’s recent African studies bestseller list, more than any other press, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale university presses.

Southern Campus’ art students showcase experiences, achievements
Tom Suter, senior lecturer of art and campus program liaison at Ohio University Southern, along with two of his students, Kelsey Dillow and Valerie Windhorst, had the opportunity to spotlight the associate in arts degree program during the Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting held on the University’s Southern Campus.

Jul 15
Lancaster Campus OSEA president attends national conference
The president of the Lancaster Campus Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA) recently returned from the National Education Association’s Student Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Rachel Longnecker is the Southeast Representative on the Ohio Student Education Association Board and attended the conference to make professional connections and learn ways to help grow the OSEA chapter at Ohio University Lancaster.

School of Nursing to host Athens Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Columbus is partnering with Ohio University’s School of Nursing to host a Race for the Cure in Athens on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Jul 14
2015 Lancaster Campus Kids in College ties record enrollment at 327 [VIDEO]
There’s something about the number 327. For the second year in a row, 327 students attended Kids in College. That means the 2014 and 2015 seasons are tied for the highest enrollment ever during the 36 years of the three week program.

OHIO hosts SUSI on Journalism, Media for sixth straight year
The Institute for International Journalism in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is hosting the Study of the U.S. Institute on Journalism and Media program, bringing together 18 journalism and media scholars from 17 different countries to foster a deeper understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in U.S. society.

University, city to celebrate Bicycle Friendly Community honor, completion of bikeway renovations July 21
Community members are invited to celebrate the reopening of Ohio University’s portion of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway and the City of Athens’ designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community with a celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 21.

Jul 13
Cleared for liftoff: Space studies participants to launch rockets at OHIO Airport
For one of its final public event of the summer, International Space University’s 28th Space Studies Program invites the public to the OHIO Airport near Albany to witness participants launch their mid-powered rocket designs on Saturday, July 18.

From prisoner to physicist: Alumnus stays positive in life after lockup
Sean Bearden started taking print-based classes through Ohio University's Correctional Education while he was incarcerated. Education transformed his life, and it put him on the path to redemption.

Space studies program staffer travels unconventional path to space industry
Participants, faculty and staff of International Space University’s 28th Space Studies Program took a break from family, friends and careers to travel to Ohio University this summer for nine weeks of intense space education.

University and medical school launch new campus in Cleveland
In a day that Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine leaders are calling a major milestone for the 40-year-old college, 51 new medical students arrived for their first classes on Wednesday, July 8, at the new Ohio University campus in the Cleveland area.

Jul 10
Zanesville students realize benefits of research firsthand
Abu-Baker encourages students to engage in research that impacts their communities.

Jul 9
President Roderick J. McDavis honored by Asian Indian Alliance
During an event held in his honor, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis was recognized by the Asian Indian Alliance for representing the highest standard of excellence and integrity in all areas of leadership in higher education institutions.

Jul 7
Chillicothe Campus to offer program at Adena Health System
Partnership combines resources of two organizations and benefits the region, plus OU-C to offer equestrian program

Tickets on sale now for John Fullbright at Lancaster Campus September 12
Tickets on sale now for John Fullbright at Lancaster Campus September 12

Jul 6
Lancaster Campus American Sign Language Club offers Kids in College scholarship
Lancaster Campus American Sign Language Club offers Kids in College scholarship

Jul 2
Catmail will stop accepting executable attachments on Jul 16
Use Box, FileLocker or OneDrive instead of email to share an executable file.

Governor appoints Athens native Peggy Viehweger to board of trustees
Peggy J. Viehweger was recently appointed to a nine-year term to the Ohio University Board of Trustees by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Institute of Chinese Academic Leaders held at Athens Campus
From July 26 through August 7, 2015, Ohio University Libraries is hosting the first Institute for Chinese Academic Leaders: Valuing the Best of Tradition While Strategically Managing Change.

Jul 1
A message from President McDavis regarding the passage of Ohio's state budget
The following message was sent by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis to OHIO students, faculty and staff on July 1, 2015.

New offices formed through Institutional Equity reorganization
Two new offices have been established in place of the former Office for Institutional Equity as part of a proactive approach to best serve the needs of the Ohio University community with increased focus and support. OHIO Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit explained this is the result of a reorganization effort that responds to current and future needs with regards to accessibility, equity, and civil rights compliance.

The Promise Lives Campaign exceeds goal by $50 million
The following message was sent by President McDavis at the conclusion of Ohio University's The Promise Lives Campaign.

Jun 30
Eduroam WiFi access now available on all OHIO campuses
Easy access to OHIO WiFi now available for visitors from other eduroam.org member schools.

Ridges stabilization work to begin this summer
Work is expected to begin in July and August for two stabilization projects at the Ridges that include roof and masonry repairs.

Southern Campus receives funding for Ironton Child Welfare Club Scholarship
The Ironton Child Welfare Club recently presented Ohio University's Southern Campus with funding for the club's scholarship.

Jun 29
Highlighting the Green: Spring Semester 2015 (SLIDESHOW)
This installment of "Highlighting the Green" showcases the achievements of the faculty, staff and students at Ohio University in the spring semester.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Ohio 911 Administrator Rob Jackson
The man who is currently leading the state of Ohio into the next generation of 911 service is an Ohio University Lancaster graduate.  Rob Jackson is the Ohio 911 Administrator and graduated from OUL in 2001 with a Bachelor’s of Specialized Studies.

Offices closed, classes not in session in observance of Independence Day
Ohio University will be closed Friday, July 3, in observance of the national Independence Day holiday.

Jun 26
OHIO trustees approve FY2016 budget, capital plan
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2016 budget and Capital Improvement Plan at meetings on the University’s Southern Campus.

Ohio University recognized as Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities recently named Ohio University an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University in recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement. OHIO is one of 18 institutions in the U.S. to receive the 2015 designation.

Southern Campus hosting info sessions on new master in special education-intervention specialist program
Ohio University’s Southern Campus is partnering with OHIO’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education to offer a new master in special education-intervention specialist program.

Jun 25
International astronaut panel makes splash at OHIO-hosted event
Hundreds of campus, community, and International Space University (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15) participants got a taste of space Wednesday night at ISU’s annual International Astronaut Panel talk at Ohio University’s Baker University Center ballroom. Featuring four astronauts, the panel discussion addressed moon rocks, Mars landings and how international collaboration will take humankind to the furthest destinations yet.

NASA Administrator, distinguished panelists fill space studies program’s public events next week
The public event series of International Space University’s (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15) continues next week at Ohio University with four public events in as many days, including a panel on the future of human spaceflight, a discussion about the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster and a lecture by NASA Administrator Charles Bolden.

Space studies program participants to test miniature robotic rovers at OHIO competition
Robots will take over Ohio University’s Academic & Research Center on Friday from 2:30-5:30 p.m. during International Space University’s (ISU) annual public robotics competition. As part of ISU’s 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15), which OHIO is hosting, participants will test the miniature, high-tech robots they constructed to simulate planetary exploration.

Jun 24
2015 class of Gates Foundation Scholars is announced
Scholarship fund allows Ross County students to pursue their college ambitions