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News from OHIO's Campuses

Dec 12
iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 14-20, 2018
This week's schedule features holiday movies at The Athena Cinema, a holiday concert and a cancer screening clinic. Find out more on the CUE.

CHSP brings together experts to ‘connect the dots’ on neonatal abstinence syndrome
“When people hear a baby crying, they say, ‘We have to do something.’ Yes, we do.”

Dec 11
University to celebrate Ellis Hall with ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 18
The Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences will hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly-renovated Ellis Hall on Friday, Jan. 18. Special guests include Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, First Lady Ruthie Nellis, Interim Arts and Sciences Dean Joe Shields, and members of the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

OHIO to expand its support of veterans via Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program
Ohio University has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans.

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights OHIO’s Jodie Foster
Ohio University Associate Lecturer in Biological Sciences Dr. Jodie Foster believes every student brings something different to her classroom.

Dec 10
Heritage College faculty member to direct policy fellowship program
Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health policy at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin, has been named co-director of the AACOM Health Policy Fellowship.<br /><br />

Campus Recreation expands services for patrons, members
Monthly memberships and an online membership renewal process are among the new benefits available to patrons with several Ohio University Campus Recreation facilities.

Dec 6
Students, faculty, alumni play role in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals conference
The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education conference at Ohio University brought together faculty members, alumni, outside experts, community members, university students and local high school students for a wide range of events.

Professor Hiromi Imamura honored with the Tanaka-OHIO Award
Chubu University Professor Hiromi Imamura received the Tanaka-OHIO Award for Excellence in Global Engagement during the Global Engagement Awards Gala held on Nov. 14, 2018.

Heritage College joins federally funded group to develop rural residencies
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is among the members of a consortium that will receive funding support from federal agencies to help create new rural residency programs in badly needed medical specialties.

Dec 5
iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 7-13, 2018
This week's calendar features Ugly Sweater Night and a Winter Wonderland Ice Show at Bird Arena and a Finance and Administration Business Forum. Find out more details here.

CHSP partners with Marietta High School on unique community health worker program
You’re never too young to start helping others and high school seniors at Marietta High School are doing just that.

OHIO’s traveling exhibit showcases continual effort to end sexual violence
“While stories of sexual violence are different for everyone, we can also use the exhibit as an opportunity to see the similarities that cross everything – which is that there’s no justification for sexual violence and the impact is real,” Dr. Murray explained.

OHIO students continuing to benefit from new campus mail system
Ohio University students received more than 170,000 packages on the Athens campus last academic year. No matter the package — a trinket from a grandparent’s vacation or a $2,000 laptop — all are treated equal by Ohio University Mail Services.

OHIO students lead effort to alleviate food insecurity of fellow Bobcats
In total, the group collected 153 pounds of food and $148. The dollar donation will allow them to purchase 673 pounds of food from the food bank which translates into 50 meals.

Nov 29
McCracken Hall is OHIO’s first full building to receive LEED Gold Certification
The Patton College of Education’s McCracken Hall achieved LEED Gold certifi-cation from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, thus showing its commitment to sustainability. It is the first full building on campus to earn Gold status.

Nov 28
Gingerbread Contest to be held Dec. 18: Early registration deadline is Dec. 1
Open to all OHIO faculty, staff and students, the contest challenges teams to showcase their holiday spirit by constructing an entirely edible gingerbread structure that stands out above the rest.

Chef Kevin showcases twists on traditional holiday fare at next Chef’s Table
The last Chef’s Table event was completely sold out, so be sure to grab tickets soon! Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved on the Culinary Studio purchasing site. 

OHIO Zanesville dean recognized for leadership by national higher education organization
For his research project, Webster hopes to learn effective planning strategies for collaborative projects with Ohio University Zanesville’s co-located institution, Zane State College.

Nov 27
Zero waste survey will assess Athens campus feedback and ideas
Friday, Dec. 7 is the deadline for all faculty, staff and students on the Athens campus to respond to the 2018 Campus-wide Zero Waste Survey, sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with Campus Recycling and the Office of Sustainability.

Ohio University receives RAPIDS grant for Collaborative Workforce Development
The Department of Higher Education announced that Ohio University’s Athens and Southern campuses would receive the latest round of regional RAPIDS awards, a share of $5.3 million approved for Collaborative Workforce Development.

Nov 26
Ohio University joins unprecedented national effort to improve college access
Ohio University announced this week that it is participating in a massive new effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award more degrees by 2025.

Former medical school dean remembered as pioneer
Frank W. Myers, D.O., who served as dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for much of its first two decades, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19. He helped create the medical school in 1976 and was dean from 1977 to 1993.

Nov 20
OHIO named one of six innovative colleges to watch in national report
Ohio University was named one of six innovative colleges to watch in 2019 after its inclusion in a Chronicle of Higher Education series last month.

Area drug task forces gather to discuss opioid epidemic
A unique meeting of three groups focused on combatting the opioid epidemic in Ohio met together Nov. 14 in Athens to hear a presentation on the epidemic’s state and local impact.

CHSP proud to fly Donate Life flag
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) has a mission of connecting its students and alumni to communities through health sciences. Lifeline of Ohio proposes to provide “lifelines that connect us all.” This makes a partnership that includes the raising of a Donate Life flag inside CHSP’s Grover Center home a natural fit.

University plans for enhancements to Bicentennial Park will highlight best attributes of space with focus on University mission
University plans for enhancements to Bicentennial Park will highlight best attributes of space with focus on University mission

WellWorks provides needed services, upgrades to region’s wellness facilities
In a county with higher than average instances of heart disease and lower than average density of fitness facilities, Athens County residents are in need of increased wellness support and facilities. Ohio University seeks to fill that need and encourages employees and area residents to explore the diverse services and recent upgrades available at Ohio University’s wellness center, WellWorks.

Community Thanksgiving meal brings people back for seconds
After a successful inaugural community Thanksgiving meal was held in Trimble in 2017, hundreds came back for seconds on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Nov 19
City of Athens to delay planned biosolid application on University-owned Hebbardsville farm property
City of Athens to delay planned biosolid application on University-owned Hebbardsville farm property

Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ final home football game of 2018 season
Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ final home football game of 2018 season

Native American Journalists Association holds first national event at OHIO
Pember visited Ohio University on Nov. 14 to advise student journalists and attendees how to cover sexual assault cases and share expert thoughts on coverage of violence against women.

Nov 16
CoLab extends hours of operation to meet student demand
Ohio University’s CoLab, which opened on Sept. 17 and had an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 18, on the third floor of Alden Library has extended its hours of operation to better allow students to take advantage of the space later into the night.

Grounds Services helps preserve habitat for monarchs and other pollinators
Just as the Ohio University community prepares for winter by turning back clocks, replacing light summer clothes with warmer layers, and making plans for calamity days, so too do other species prepare for the cold of winter. Monarch butterflies, which have attracted great attention and concern in recent years because of their dwindling numbers and habitat, prepare by migrating to Mexico or southern California where they overwinter in a semi-dormant state before mating and laying eggs.

Nov 15
Stevens Literacy Center hosts inaugural Aspire class
OHIO the first four-year institution to receive Aspire grant

Nov 14
CATS Late Night Shuttle to provide transit service during Thanksgiving holiday, Winter Break
Ohio University’s CATS Light Night Shuttle Service, a free transportation option offered to students, faculty and staff, will remain available during the approaching Thanksgiving Holiday and Winter Break periods.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 16-22, 2018
This week's CUE features the Fall Dance Concert, late-night theater, musical performances and a unique Thanksgiving dinner.

Pillars of CHSP changed the landscape of health sciences in MLB
Athletes today are bigger, leaner, faster and stronger than ever before. In Major League Baseball, that may not have been the case if it weren’t for three icons of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Pursuing passions, breaking barriers
Women are continuing to forge new identities in the world of male-dominated sports. Meet three incredible female graduates of Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, each of whom have made significant impacts in the field of athletics. They monitor the health and well-being of elite athletes, lead quality and capable teams of professionals and overcome daily obstacles. They do all of this and more and they do it at the highest levels.

Nov 13
‘A Month of Ubuntu’ to highlight importance of a socially just community
The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention is hosting a monthlong program about community and humanism titled, “A Month of Ubuntu.” A day trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati is Nov. 16.

Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ Wednesday night football game
Faculty, staff, students and OHIO Bobcat football fans arriving to campus on Wednesday, Nov. 14 should be aware of the following traffic patterns that will affect game day traffic. Various event set-up activities could also affect area parking and traffic flow throughout the day.

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre performs The Drowsy Chaperone
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will perform its fall production, the five-time, Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, in the Wagner Theatre.

Nov 8
Ohio Southern conduct simulated Fentanyl release as workforce training exercise [PHOTOS]
Ohio University Southern Campus recently hosted a simulated fentanyl release as part of a workforce training effort in Southeast Ohio. The event involved a multi-disciplinary response team composed of students from Ohio Southern and Collins Career Technical Center.

UCM Quarterly Dashboard highlights past quarter successes
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its quarterly dashboard, which highlights achievement metrics, projects and initiatives completed during the last quarter.

Nov 7
OHIO administrators to share 'The Future History of The Ridges' on Nov. 15
University administrators and Ridges Master Plan co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields will present “The Future History of The Ridges” at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15 at the Southeast Ohio History Center. The event is free and open to the public.

'Covering sexual assault in Indian Country and beyond' talk and panel discussion is Nov. 14
Mary Annette Pember, a Cincinnati-based award-winning journalist and citizen of the Red Cliff Band of Wisconsin Ojibwe, will host a free discussion about sexual assault and how it is covered in the media in Schoonover Center 145. She is an expert on covering sexual assault, trauma, policy, health and the environment.

President shares Regional Higher Education Study Committee's final report
The Committee benchmarked the University's regional higher education system, researched and identified other national models, analyzed internal trend cycles and developed principles and recommendations for achieving an engaged, inclusive academic and resource model for the University.

Nov 6
iCUE Spotlight, Nov. 9-15, 2018
This week's calendar includes concerts, lectures, a photo contest and a weekday football game.

Nov 5
OHIO alumna surprised with $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Milken Educator Awards Senior Vice President Dr. Jane Foley made the surprise announcement in front of a schoolwide assembly of faculty, students and visiting dignitaries.

Provost Chaden Djalali announces search committee for director of Ohio University Press
In the coming months, the University will conduct a nationwide search to begin actively recruiting qualified applicants. Early next semester, the search committee will assist EVPP Djalali with selecting a final pool of candidates to bring to campus for interviews.