Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Apr 27
Lancaster Campus student wins talent competition with bagpipes [VIDEO]
If you’ve ever been walking outside at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and thought you heard bagpipes playing, you aren’t going crazy.  That’s because OUL Student Liz Laner practices playing her bagpipes out by the covered bridge sometimes. Laner is a self-taught bagpipe player and has been playing for about the last 10 years.

Tobacco-free task force shares results of ‘Survey on the Impact of the Tobacco-Free Policy’
The tobacco-free task force at Ohio University is continuing its efforts to prepare the University and communicate the new tobacco-free policy that will begin in August 2015.

Apr 24
Meet Buddy, the therapy dog
Meet Buddy, the emotional support dog from Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services at Hudson Health Center. Buddy and his handler, Rinda Gould, work together to assist students in need of support.

Apr 23
Expert’s visit, seminars to address OHIO’s international recruitment, retention strategy
International education expert Dr. Daniel Guhr will visit Ohio University on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30, and will hold several public seminars related to OHIO’s recruitment and retention strategy for international students.

Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation will celebrate 364 graduates
Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation will celebrate 364 graduates

Sales Education Foundation names Ohio University’s Schey Sales Centre on 2015 “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” List
Ohio University’s Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre announces their recognition as a “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” program.

Apr 22
High school counselors visit campus, exchange information
Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions is hosting high school counselors on campus April 22-23 in an effort to continue and enhance relations between OHIO and the professionals who play a key role in the college admissions process.

Multicultural, Women’s and LGBT Centers to host commencement events
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to attend three pre-commencement events hosted by the Multicultural Center, the Women’s Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Center.

Political science graduate accepted to 11 law schools
What would you do if you were accepted to all 11 law schools to which you applied?  How would you decide where to go?  For Olayemi "Yemi" Olurin, it all came down to the visit (and the scholarships).

Southern Campus hosts first ‘Lunch with 12 Strangers’ event
Ohio University’s Southern Campus hosted its first “Lunch with 12 Strangers” event this week.

Apr 21
Chillicothe Campus names graduation student speaker
Mishion Payne's college journey mirrors OU-C experience

Apr 20
Lancaster Campus athletes celebrate special accomplishments
Three Ohio University Lancaster athletes are celebrating special achievements in their individual sports that all happened on the very same day. Saturday, April 11 was a big day for OUL athletics.

Master Plan open houses gather feedback, look ahead to next steps
Faculty, staff, students and members of the Athens community gathered to share their thoughts and hear an update on the progress of Ohio University’s Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 at two open house sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.

Overview of framework plan presented at Ridges Advisory Committee meeting
Members of the Ridges Advisory Committee met earlier this month to provide feedback on content that will be part of the Ridges framework plan developed by consultants Schooley Caldwell Associates and MKSK.

Students, faculty and staff show support for a tobacco-free campus in video series
Two new videos on the Ohio University Tobacco Free Initiative website share student, and faculty and staff perspectives on the transition to a tobacco-free campus this fall.

‘Our Fragile Earth’ program scheduled at Ohio University Zanesville
The community is invited to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on Newark Road in Zanesville.

Apr 19
Challenged by Choice creates awareness of disabilities in community
For the sixth consecutive year, Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak increased awareness about how difficult life can be for people living with disabilities. Both events took place on April 16 and were hosted by the Athens City Commission on Disabilities.

International Street Fair celebrates community’s global diversity (PHOTOS)
Part of Ohio University's International Week celebration, the 33rd annual International Street Fair was held April 18 on Court Street in uptown Athens.

International Week speaker discusses sanitation efforts, inspires change
An entrepreneur who was named a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2011, Derreck Kayongo delivered the keynote speech for Ohio University’s International Week, sharing with the OHIO and Athens communities his life journey – a journey that began in war-torn Uganda and led to him founding the non-profit Global Soap Project.

Apr 17
CHSP set to welcome first students to new Dublin facility on May 6
The new state-of-the-art Dublin Integrated Education Center is set to welcome its first Physician Assistant Program students in early May.

Ohio University announces Bikeway repairs
Repairs to the section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway extending from Richland Avenue to Stimson Avenue will occur beginning early May.

Southern Campus nursing students, faculty inducted into honor society
Three members from Ohio University Southern faculty, along with seven undergraduate nursing students, were recently inducted into nursing’s honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International, during a special ceremony held at the Athens Campus.

Apr 16
CHSP’s Grover Lecturer charts Ohio’s health by the numbers
The HPIO Health Value Dashboard was the topic of CHSP's recent Grover Lecture. The dashboard shows that Ohio ranks No. 47 out of 50 states for health care value.

Lancaster Campus marks Earth Day with Friends of the Library presentation
Celebrate Earth Day at OUL by hearing Lancaster Campus Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber talk about his research during a Friends of the Library presentation.  Faber is going to give a talk called “Ghosts of Rivers Past: Extinct Rivers and the Conservation of North American Fishes” on April 23 at 7 p.m.

New Scripps Howard Foundation CEO Liz Carter visits campus
Liz Carter, who began her tenure as president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation April 1, visited campus to meet with Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth, students, and school directors on April 7, 2015.

Race for a Reason's Fitness Fest concert is April 25
Fitness Fest, which includes a post-race awards ceremony, food, recognition of major fund raisers, and a free concert, will take place on Saturday, April 25.

Steam outage May 13-21 will affect Athens campus
A steam outage scheduled for May 13-21 will affect domestic hot water, heat and some cooling services in all buildings that utilize steam systems on the Athens Campus.

Woman makes 127th blood donation during Lancaster Campus blood drive
Lancaster resident Joyce Guenther made her 127th donation of blood at Ohio University Lancaster on Wednesday.  That means Guenther has donated more than 15 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross since 1975.

Apr 15
Annual Women’s Conference at Proctorville Center delivers inspiration
More than 100 women of all ages gathered at the Ohio University Proctorville Center last Friday for the Fifth Annual Women’s Conference.

Earth Day 2015 to celebrate campus and community
The Ohio University community will recognize Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, during the annual Earth Day celebration from 5-7 p.m. at the Ridges Auditorium.

Submit your feedback on CIO finalists by Apr. 17
Links to the online feedback surveys are available from within each CIO candidate's recorded session.

Apr 14
Chillicothe Campus names distinguished alumni award winners
Recipients to be honored during graduation event and more campus news

Lancaster Campus “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opens Friday with OUL professors as guest spellers
The OUL Theatre spring production opens this Friday, and there’s a special treat in store on opening night.  OUL Faculty members will be part of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Sakura lighting underway on Athens Campus
Ohio University’s cherry trees have bloomed and will be illuminated from 8 to 10 p.m. every evening this week.

Southern Campus’ EMPixx Awards highlight student achievement
Nearly 250 students representing 12 high schools from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia attended the 16th Annual EMPixx Awards at Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

Apr 13
Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak events are Thursday
For the sixth year, the Athens City Commission on Disabilities will sponsor “Challenged by Choice” and “Disabilities Speak” on Thursday, April 16. The events bring awareness to the obstacles people living with disabilities face on a daily basis.

Food Justice: A week of lived experience
Students in a new Food Justice course spent spring break learning firsthand that it's not just the distance food travels to the plate—sometimes it never makes it to the plate.

Lancaster Campus awards receptions honors accomplishments of students, faculty and staff [VIDEO]
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington held its first awards recognition reception on Friday, April 10. Students, faculty and staff were honored for their accomplishments throughout the year.

Transportation and Parking Services to host first annual Roadshow
Ohio University faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first annual Transportation and Parking Services Roadshow on Wednesday, April 15.

Troops, Turmoil and Teargas, Ohio University 1968-70 opens April 16
The Athens County Historical Society and Museum presents "The Sky Has Fallen: Troops, Turmoil and Teargas, Ohio University 1968-1970."

Vice President for Finance and Administration announces he will not ask Boards to purchase 31 Coventry Lane
OHIO Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding made the announcement April 13.

Apr 10
Ohio University Eastern announces STEM Information Night
High school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to attend STEM (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine) Information Night on Monday, April 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Apr 9
Donation made to Lancaster Campus library in memory of late Ohio University Political Science Professor Patricia Weitsman
Two new books were recently donated to the Ohio University Lancaster Hannah V. McCauley Library.  The books, Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence and Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war have tremendous academic value in the political science world, but this donation was more an emotional gesture.  It was a way to pay tribute to a wife and a mother while remembering someone who was special to Lancaster and Ohio University.

Food Justice Course is a week of 'lived experience'
Students in a new Food Justice course spent spring break learning firsthand that it's not just the distance food travels to the plate—sometimes it never makes it to the plate.

‘Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia’ keynote looks at welfare reform in neighboring state
Ohio University’s Wealth and Poverty curricular theme kicked off its first-ever weeklong “Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia” series with a lecture from a West Virginia University professor who’s conducted research on the effects of welfare reform in the Mountain State.

Apr 8
Annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason is April 25
The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration and Athletes in Action would like to announce that the fourth annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason, Saturday, April 25, in Peden Stadium.

Cutler Scholars Program moving to the Honors Tutorial College
While Ohio University’s Cutler Scholarship Program will remain physically in Trisolini House, it will move administratively to the Honors Tutorial College in July.

International Week 2015 to celebrate OHIO’s global family
Ohio University's International Week kicks off Sunday, April 12, and runs through Sunday, April 19, with globally focused events and activities planned throughout the Athens Campus and in the city of Athens.

Lancaster Men's Chorus donates to Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign
More than 40 years ago, the Lancaster Men’s Chorus started performing its annual “Ham & Eggs Show” on the Wagner Theatre stage.  Now, The Chorus is giving back to the venue that has supported them for nearly four decades.  The Lancaster Men’s Chorus recently donated $1,000 from its general fund to the Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign.

Larry Gates to speak at OU-C graduation event
Plans continue for graduation, Casey Oates living the college dream, theater fest scheduled and more news from the state's first regional campus