Monday, Mar 30, 2015

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Mar 30
All-campus survey being conducted in advance of tobacco-free policy
Ohio University students, faculty and staff on the Athens Campus are being asked to participate in a survey on how to best implement the tobacco-free policy.

Alumna shares advice on job-hunting at CHSP’s Professional Success Week
OHIO's CHSP hosted its first annual Professional Success Week last week and an alumna visited Athens for the first time since her 1976 graduation to participate.

ESPN reporter tackles sports, race and religion during visit
Showcasing his engaging personality during a visit to Ohio University’s Walter Hall on Thursday evening, ESPN NBA reporter Chris Broussard explained how he overcame the odds to become a nationally known television sports reporter.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: South Central Power Communications Specialist Cole Willis
It’s been nearly a year since Cole Willis of Canal Winchester walked across the stage to get his degree at Ohio University Lancaster.  Now Willis is using the skills and knowledge he acquired at OUL to help a local company tell its story to its employees and the community. Willis works at South Central Power as a Communications Specialist.

Ridges Advisory Committee to meet April 2
The Ohio University Ridges Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, April 2 from 3-5 p.m. in room 503 in Baker University Center on the Athens Campus.

Mar 29
Next ‘Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality’ event to feature film screening
The next “Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality” event will include two showings of the award-winning film “Dear White People” from 3 to 5 p.m. on April 6 and 7 in the Baker University Center Theatre followed by roundtable discussions that will begin at 5 p.m. on April 7.

Mar 27
Patton College of Education to relocate to Tupper and Lindley Halls
In May, Patton College of Education occupants will relocate to Tupper and Lindley Halls, as a complete renovation of McCracken Hall is slated to begin in June.

Southern Campus recognizes achievement among nursing faculty
Ohio University Southern celebrated Certified Nurses Day by recognizing several faculty members and welcomed potential nursing students to campus for a program preview day.

Mar 26
Lancaster Campus guitar club members teach elementary students to play
Students in the Ohio University Lancaster STRUM Club are spreading their love of the guitar to the next generation.  Each week, they are teaching students at Lancaster’s Tarhe Elementary School how to play.

OU-C student to pursue doctoral degree at Northwestern
Chillicothe Campus prepares students for post-graduate success and more news from OU-C

Southern Campus’ students instrumental in success of Red Cross fundraiser
Ohio University Southern electronic media students provided production support for a Red Cross fundraiser, “Dancing with Our Stars,” in Portsmouth, Ohio, last weekend.

Mar 25
Ohio University Alumni Association offers free professional headshots to Lancaster Campus students
It’s almost graduation time and students are starting to send their information out to companies in hopes of getting hired.  The Ohio University Alumni Association wants to help soon-to-be alumni during this process and give them some tools to land their dream job.

Wealth and Poverty theme week to examine challenges, developments in Appalachia
Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a week-long series of events on wealth and poverty in Appalachia Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10, at various locations on the Athens Campus.

Mar 24
Lancaster Campus Deaf Studies program to host Deaf Awareness Days at COSI
The Ohio University Lancaster Deaf Studies and Interpreting program is working with Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to hold Deaf Awareness Days next month.  They will be April 17 and 18.

Ohio University receives "Silver" rating on first STARS report
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is proud to announce that the University has received a “Silver” rating on its first Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System report.

View the 2014 President's Report online
The 2014 President's Report provides a small glimpse of OHIO's remarkable progress during the past calendar year.

Mar 23
Athens community invited to RecycleMania Community Day at Athens County Fairgrounds March 28
Community members in Athens and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to bring recyclable items and donations to the RecycleMania Community Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Athens County Fairgrounds.

Baker Peace Conference to look at Vietnam War 50 years later
The Ohio University Contemporary History Institute will sponsor the annual Baker Peace Conference on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27. The theme is, "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective."

Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women Speaker Naomi Tutu inspires others to make a difference
Race and Gender Activist Naomi Tutu challenged about 350 women in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre to make a difference in the world. Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, was the keynote speaker at Ohio University Lancaster’s 9th Annual Celebrate Women conference. Tutu drew on her experience of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa and told stories of everyday women who did something to make a difference.

Mar. 28 network maintenance will affect Blackboard, VoIP & other major online services
Most online services including Internet, Blackboard & VoIP phones will be unavailable for up to an hour between 2am & 4am on Mar 28.

Mar 19
OHIO Scripps College of Communication, Libraries host regional spelling bees
The Scripps College of Communication and Ohio University Libraries hosted a pair of regional spelling bees on March 14, resulting in the selection of two champions to represent Southeastern and Central Ohio at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26-28, 2015.

OHIO hosts annual International Women’s Day Festival (PHOTOS)
The seventh annual International Women’s Day Festival was held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Baker University Center Ballroom and featured individuals from the Ohio University and Athens communities.

Third installment of Campus Conversations opens discussion on race, racial identity
Ohio University invited members of the OHIO and local community to express their thoughts and expand their perspectives on race and racial identity during its third installment of “Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality,” held March 11 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

University Foundation acquires property for presidential residence
The Ohio University Foundation today announced it has entered into a lease agreement for a home and surrounding property, which will serve as the Ohio University presidential residence. The agreement includes a purchase option, which could be exercised contingent on approval from the Foundation Board of Trustees.

Mar 18
Lancaster Campus political science associate professor meets with federal lawmakers about research funding
Ohio University Lancaster Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Linda Trautman was on Capitol Hill last week talking to lawmakers and their staff members about the importance of federal funding for social and behavioral science research. Trautman and other educators from Ohio spoke with staffers from the offices of Senator Rob Portman, and Representative Joyce Beatty.  They also personally spoke with Senator Sherrod Brown.

University to welcome high school students for OHIO STEM Day April 2
Ohio University is excited to welcome more than 75 families to campus Thursday, April 2, for OHIO STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine) Day, which gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to explore Ohio University’s STEM-related academic programs.

Mar 17
Arizona Republic wins 2015 Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting
The award, which honors the best work in the news industry and journalism education, is co-sponsored by Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication and the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Baker Peace Conference: The Vietnam War: A 50-Year Retrospective
Save the Date for the 2015 Baker Peace Conference "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective" on March 26 and 27. The keynote speaker is Dr. Fredrik Logevall, who opens the conference on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 pm in Baker 240/242.

Baker Peace Keynote ¦ Embers of War: The Meaning of the Vietnam War, March 26
The 2015 Baker Peace Conference will take place March 26-27 and carries the theme, "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective.” The keynote speaker is Cornell University Professor of History Fredrik Logevall will deliver his talk titled, “Embers of War: The Meaning of the Vietnam War," on Thursday, March 26.<br />

History and Philosophy of Science lecture on Observational Science and Big Data, March 20
Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science series presents Clark Glymour on “The Causal Revolution, Observational Science and Big Data” Friday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in Scripps Hall, 111.

Lit Fest 2015 features essayists, novelist, poets, March 25-27
The 2015 Lit Fest welcomes essayists Dorothy Allison and Brian Doyle, novelist Charles Johnson, and poets Marie Howe and Robert Pinsky. The Ohio University Spring Literary Festival is March 25-27.

Plaintiffs in Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case on Panel, March 31
The plaintiffs of a prominent upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges come to Ohio University for a panel on marriage equality on Tuesday, March 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Athena Cinema.

Southern Campus welcomes education majors for Rural Urban Collaborative Symposium
More than 150 students majoring in education, along with faculty and administrators representing all five regional campuses of Ohio University, convened at the Southern Campus to attend the 14th Annual Rural Urban Collaborative Symposium.

Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia events, March 28-April 10
The Wealth and Poverty theme hosts a two-week series of event on "Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia" from March 28 through April 10. The events are designed to provide a better understanding of both progress and challenges surrounding socioeconomic, educational and health issues in Appalachian communities.

Mar 16
Harley-Davidson CEO and Shakespeare scholar named undergraduate commencement speakers
Ohio University has announced that Keith Wandell and Samuel Crowl will serve as the 2015 undergraduate commencement speakers.

Keynote speaker announced for International Week
Derreck Kayongo, founder of The Global Soap Project, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Lancaster Campus OSEA Nominated for Ohio University Leadership Award
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus Chapter of the Ohio Student Education Association has been selected as a finalist for an Outstanding Programming Award at Ohio University. The recipients of this award will be announced during the 32nd Annual Leadership Awards Gala in Athens.

Mar 13
OHIO faculty, staff put live museum into action
Ohio University faculty and staff brought history to life during the University’s first live museum event on Tuesday, Feb. 24 as they volunteered to dress up and portray famous African Americans throughout history.

RecycleMania 2015: The Great Recovery turns into a great success
The Great Recovery, an event aimed at increasing awareness of recycling options on campus, collected more than 384 pounds of recyclable material in one 24-hour period.

Trustees discuss vision for future of OHIO
The Ohio University Board of Trustees engaged in conversations about wide-ranging efforts to meet the long-term needs of the University community at meetings on the Athens Campus.

Mar 12
Chillicothe Campus students learn to dress for success
Class underscores campus' career-preparation emphasis and more news from OU-C

Mar 11
2015 International Women’s Day Festival to be held March 15
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Ohio University will hold its seventh annual International Women’s Day Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Aquatic Center plans upgrades, improvements to ADA Accessibility
By next school year, the Ohio University Aquatic Center will have undergone improvements throughout the building making it an accessible facility for people with disabilities.

Lancaster Campus Communication Studies lecturer wins International Women's Day Recoginition Award
Congratulations to Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Communication Studies Dr. Pamela Kaylor.  Kaylor was selected to receive an International Women’s Day Recognition Award during the 2015 International Women’s Day Columbus Celebration. Kaylor was nominated in the education category.

Nursing student Mariah Byard is a leader on and off the court
College of Health Sciences and Professions’ student Mariah Byard has a lot of balls in the air right now - both literally and figuratively. In addition to being a starting guard for the OHIO women’s basketball team - winners of the regular season MAC title - she is also an honors nursing student doing clinical rotations at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and is planning an August wedding.

Ohio University Zanesville to host free jazz concert
The Mark Lomax Trio will take the stage at Ohio University Zanesville’s Elson Hall Auditorium on March 12 at 7 p.m.

Mar 10
Online RN to BSN ranked fifth in nation by Best College Reviews
According to Best College Reviews, the OHIO College of Health Sciences and Professions’ RN to BSN program is not only online, it's on target. The organization recently ranked the program fifth in the nation on its 2015 listing of the best online RN to BSN programs.

Mar 9
Lancaster Campus Covered Bridge Music Series Spring Show: Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Covered Bridge Music Series is holding another outdoor show on May 23.  Singer/Songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard will perform behind Herrold Hall on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus lawn on Saturday, May 23.

OHIO Up Close visit programs continue Friday
Ohio University will welcome about a few hundred high school and transfer students and their families to campus Friday, March 13.

Mar 6
March Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees March meeting will be streamed live. Committee meetings will take place on Thursday, March 12 with the full board meeting scheduled for Friday, March 13.