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News from OHIO's Campuses

Aug 29
Ohio University Press book is Wall Street Journal’s 'Book pick of the week'
Patricia Palermo’s book, "The Message of the City," about the New York novels of the under appreciated, Ohio-born mid-century satirist Dawn Powell, received a full review in the Aug. 19 Wall Street Journal.

Atrium Cafe boasts new logo, look and lab
The Atrium Café has a new look and now accepts Bobcat Cash, but new and returning food and nutrition students will benefit from what’s behind the eatery’s visual transformation.

The Patton College of Education’s Outreach Forum is Sept. 6
The Patton College of Education will host an Outreach Forum titled “Advocating for Change: Silence is Complicity,” on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tupper Hall 205.

Komen Athens Race for the Cure returns Oct. 23
As we begin another fabulous year at Ohio University, the folks at Komen Columbus would like to cordially invite CHSP students, faculty and staff to participate in the second annual Susan G. Komen Athens Race for the Cure®, Sunday, October 23.

Aug 28
Office of Global Opportunities to launch Global Programs Workshop and Discussion Series
Ohio University faculty, staff and students interested in topics related to international education, including a recent survey of OHIO students about their study abroad experiences, are invited to the “Reaching Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Marketing Your Program” workshop Aug. 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Baker University Center 230.

Southern Campus hosts officers for ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ kickoff
More than two dozen law enforcement officers from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia gathered at Ohio University Southern Aug. 19 to kick off the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in the Tri-State.

Aug 26
Nominations sought for Homecoming Court; registration open for parade
Nominations and applications are being accepted now through Sept. 23 for this year's Ohio University Homecoming Court, and registration for this year's Homecoming Parade is taking place now until Oct. 2.

Alden Library: First to Catalog Online [VIDEO]
It can be said that online cataloging as we know it today began in 1971 when Ohio University’s Vernon R. Alden Library was the first in the world to generate an electronic library record. That online cataloging system, created by OCLC, became a pioneer in networking library materials.

Ohio University Lancaster's Bobcat Bistro opens with affordable options and on-campus catering
The Bobcat Bistro, Ohio University Lancaster’s dining hall and student lounge opened this week with an expanded menu featuring all-new lower pricing and affordable specials available for students, faculty, staff and the community.

Aug 25
Trustees hear updates on six-year capital improvement plan, affordability and efficiency progress
University officials presented their six-year Capital Improvement Plan, the culmination of a two-year effort to capture the capital expenditure priorities of the University’s colleges, schools and administrative departments, to the OHIO Board of Trustees during meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Extension Campus.

Photos capture memorable moments from first-year convocation, involvement fair
Photo essay captures highlights of the 2016 President's Convocation for First-Year Students and the Campus Involvement Fair, both held Aug. 21 on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

Aug 24
OHIO Libraries Extraordinary Legacy: The first library in the world to catalog online
Online cataloging as we know it today began in 1971 when the Vernon R. Alden Library, using a dedicated phone line, was the first in the world to generate an electronic library record. That online cataloging system, created by OCLC, became a pioneer in networking library materials. Today, 45 years later, we are celebrating the anniversary of this historic moment.

President McDavis shares highlights of upcoming Board of Trustees meeting
On Wednesday, August 24, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following message to the OHIO campus community regarding the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Ohio University Southern introduces new Bobcat Depot, Southernmost Café manager
With the start of fall semester, Shawn Aldridge, new manager of the Ohio University Southern bookstore, Bobcat Depot, and Southernmost Café, is in the process of making adjustments to ensure everything is ready for returning students.

Aug 22
Zanesville Campus celebrates 50 years of athletics
Check out photos from Ohio University Zanesville's celebration of 50 years of athletics.

Aug 19
Presidential Search Committee to meet Aug. 30
The Ohio University Presidential Search Committee will hold an organizational meeting from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30 to begin the presidential search process.

‘Empowering Women: Experiences from Malaysia’ seminar to be held Aug. 23
Ohio University will host a special seminar, “Empowering Women: Experiences from Malaysia,” on Tuesday, Aug. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Yamada International House.

August Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees August meetings on the Dublin Extension Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Aug 18
Presidential search committee chair requests local feedback
As the search for Ohio University’s next president enters its second phase, search committee chair David Wolfort requests the public’s help. The Board of Trustees will be holding an Open Forum Tuesday, Aug. 30 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Baker University Center Theater.

Ohio University Lancaster professor takes play to New York City
"Instaurito," a play by Ohio University Lancaster adjunct professor Robert Cooperman has been selected by the New York New Works Festival 2016 in New York City.

Aug 15
Tom Davis appointed interim dean of Ohio University Zanesville
Tom Davis has been appointed as Interim Dean of Ohio University Zanesville. As interim dean, Davis will be responsible for all aspects of campus operations, including academic programming, student services, facilities and budget. According to Executive Dean Bill Willan, the search for a permanent dean will be conducted during the fall semester.

OU Press authors in Washington Post, Morning Edition, Rudy Maxa’s World
July saw some high profile media outlets cover Ohio University Press authors and books.

Schoonover Center for Communication receives University’s first LEED Gold certification
The recently completed Phase II construction and renovation work at Ohio University’s Schoonover Center for Communication, which houses the five schools of the Scripps College of Communication, has been awarded LEED Gold certification. The project is OHIO’s first LEED Gold certified.

Jefferson Hall renovation in full swing; temporary market to open Aug. 18 (PHOTOS)
Construction on an approximately $40 million project to renovate both the dining and residential areas of Ohio University's Jefferson Hall kicked off in May, and members of the Bobcat community will be able to experience just a taste of what’s to come at that building when a temporary Jefferson Market opens on Aug. 18.

OHIO releases Health Alert on Zika virus
Ohio University recently released information about the Zika virus on its Health Alerts website, a resource providing the University community with knowledge to address the critical health and safety issues facing today's college students, faculty and staff.

Aug 14
Academic leaders choose Ohio University Eastern
The incoming first-year class at Ohio University Eastern includes several valedictorians and salutatorians from area high schools.

Aug 10
Ohio University Lancaster's The Wizard of Oz finishes run with sold-out standing room only crowd
The Ohio University Lancaster theatre program’s final performance of its run of The Wizard of Oz filled the newly- renovated Wagner Theatre to capacity with a thrilled audience of all ages.

Aug 8
Writing Camp Encourages Creativity
Students experience fiction, creative non-fiction & poetry during summer camp

Aug 5
Langhorne Slim and the Law with Aubrie Sellers to perform at Ohio University Lancaster
Admission for Ohio University students is free with a valid, current OHIO (student) ID.

CDC hosts annual Garden Party (PHOTOS)
Amidst cloudy skies, the sound of children laughing, playing and excitedly yelling filled the air as family, friends, educators and community members gathered for the Ohio University Child Development Center’s (CDC) annual Garden Party on July 29.

Aug 3
August packed with activities to welcome students, faculty to OHIO
From orientation programs to opportunities to socialize, Ohio University is hosting a plethora of activities in the weeks leading up to start of fall semester to welcome new and returning OHIO students to the Bobcat family and prepare them for the academic year.

CHSP's Debra McBride named to Board of Examiners for national award
Global Health Initiative Assistant Director named to Board of Examiners for 2016 Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award

Aug 2
OHIO wireless network offers easier guest access
On Aug 6, 2016, the "OHIO University Guest" network switched to an open access policy.

OHIO to host Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies
Ohio University will host a three-day Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies on Sept. 14-17, bringing together 26 graduate students from around the world who are completing research in various fields with a Malaysian focus.

OUL Dean Emeritus John Furlow Inducted Into Hall of Fame
Former Ohio University Lancaster Dean Emeritus John Furlow was recently Inducted Into the 2016 Fairfield County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Fairfield DD) Hall of Fame.

Jim Wellington, 25 Year Academic Advisor at OUL, Dies at 72
Jim Wellington, who served as academic advisor at Ohio University Lancaster for over 25 years, passed away July 29th, 2016, at his home surround by his wife and family.

Jul 29
Libraries to host Africa satellite meeting Aug. 11-12
Ohio University Libraries will host the satellite meeting for the Africa section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions conference from Aug. 11-12, in Alden Library’s Friends of the Library Room.

OHIO students promote health education in Botswana
OHIO students helped spread awareness about non-communicable diseases and worked with health care providers during the Global Health Initiative's summer 2016 trip to Botswana.

Members of OHIO's first physician assistant class receive white coats
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions honored 39 aspiring physician assistants during the program’s first White Coat Ceremony on Friday, July 22.

Jul 28
Governor appoints Diane Smullen to Ohio University Board of Trustees
Governor appoints Diane Smullen to Ohio University Board of Trustees

Jul 27
Ohio University Lancaster's The Wizard of Oz Theatre Production Praised
The show runs from July 24th, 2016 to August 7th, 2016. Tickets are $15 for reserved seats and are available for purchase online at https://commerce.cashnet.com/oul-theatre

Jul 25
University and City of Athens officials participate in inaugural Town and Gown Summit
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Steve Patterson were among the more than 115 people who participated in the inaugural Town and Gown Summit on July 20. The event fostered discussions on important topics related to community and university relations.

Jul 22
Ohio University Airport runway to close Aug. 4-8
The Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport runway will be closed for an additional four days (runway only) from Aug. 4-8 in order to complete the final phase of a pavement rehabilitation project.

Jul 21
Ohio University SBDC named Excellence & Innovation Center of the Year
Following an enormously successful fiscal year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (Ohio University SBDC) was honored with the Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award from the Ohio Small Business Development Centers.

IMI’s first 360-degree narrative story selected for film festivals on four continents
Ohio University faculty and students involved in the Immersive Media Initiative are celebrating the acceptance of their first 360-degree narrative story into three film festivals and its screenings at venues spanning four continents.

Jul 20
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center to Offer In-Demand Real Estate Classes
Individuals wanting to earn licensure in Ohio’s real-estate industry can begin the required coursework at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center this fall.  The Pickerington Center is offering all four of the Real Estate classes required to sit for the State examination.

OHIO recognized for campus facilities sustainability progress
Ohio University’s sustainability efforts were placed on center stage last week when the University was honored with APPA’s Sustainability Award during the APPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jul 18
Heritage College health careers summer camp gets bigger, more diverse
Though only in its second year, a health careers summer camp for high school students offered on the university's Dublin campus is expanding its demographic reach and refining its approach.

Jul 15
OHIO hosts Civil War Symposium, Aug. 13
The History Department is hosting an Ohio Civil War Symposium at the Sherman House Museum in Lancaster on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

Bobcats invited to enjoy OHIO 'Dublin Den' at Irish Festival
The College of Health Sciences and Professions, the College of Business and the College of Fine Arts (Tantrum Theater) will sponsor the ‘Ohio University Dublin Den’ at the 2016 Irish Festival August 5-7 in Dublin, Ohio.