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Friday, Aug 28, 2015

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Aug 28
Zimbabwe’s Thomas Mapfumo to debut new album at Ohio University
Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. On Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m., OHIO will host a lecture and demonstration from Mapfumo in the Schoonover Center, room 450.

Aug 27
Fall tobacco cessation classes will begin for OHIO employees and students
Ohio University continues to show support for those interested in quitting their tobacco use with upcoming tobacco cessation classes this fall.

Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters
Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters

OHIO trustees hear updates on budget
At meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Campus, University officials updated the OHIO Board of Trustees on the final state budget and how that will shape institution-wide planning efforts moving forward.

Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in northeast Ohio
Hundreds of friends, partners and supporters joined Ohio University and its Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate the college’s new campus in northeast Ohio.

Ohio University moves to single-stream recycling
This year, the Ohio University community will find recycling on campus is easier than ever as OHIO moves to single-stream, mixed recycling processes.

Aug 26
HVAC improvements underway at Southern Campus
Contractors have started in full force on improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Collins and Riffe Centers on Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

Information session to explore OHIO’s new student preferred name policy
A brown bag information session designed to raise awareness about and answer questions related to Ohio University's new student preferred name policy will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Baker University Center 240/242.

Multicultural Student Expo is Thursday
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

Nominations sought for 2015 Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
The Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at Ohio University or in their fields or disciplines.

Southern Campus staff participate in 3D modeling training
Staff from the nursing, art, electronic media and computer services departments at Ohio University Southern recently participated in a three-day training program for the campus’ new 3D print module.

University College, Libraries debut online OHIO history project
University College and University Libraries are proud to debut “An Introduction to Ohio University,” a web-based, multi-media project that documents the University’s rich and distinct history – from its humble beginnings in the wilderness of the Ohio Country through its post-World War II rise to prominence.

Aug 25
Chillicothe Campus opens fall term in style
Advancements, activities set tone for successful academic year

Lancaster Campus students learn about student organizations [SLIDESHOW]
The first day of classes at Ohio University Lancaster was filled with food and information.  Several student organizations had information tables in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall to help new students learn about the opportunities for involvement on campus.

New features coming to Catmail on the web
Microsoft will be introducing some improvements and adding some new features starting as soon as Sep. 1.

Aug 24
It's time to use the CUE
Add your OHIO events to the University's official Calendar of University Events! The CUE will make the switch to updated functionality with Active Calendar soon but all data from the current system will be migrated.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Gatehouse Media CEO Kirk Davis
The chief executive officer of Gatehouse Media took classes at Ohio University Lancaster in the early 1980s.  Gatehouse Media recently purchased the Columbus Dispatch.

OHIO, Athens communities invited to grand opening, ribbon-cutting for new residence halls
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities are invited to a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase I of OHIO's Housing Development Plan, which will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the new Living Learning Center. A special student celebration is planned that evening.

Aug 21
Southern Campus’ director of electronic media pens book
Don Moore, associate professor and director of Ohio University Southern's electronic media program, has released a book on David E. Carter, a small-town kid who became known both nationally and internationally in the creative media world.

Aug 20
Southern Campus welcomes new students at first convocation
One by one, first-year students filed into Ohio University Southern’s Bowman Auditorium on Tuesday evening for a chance to meet faculty, staff and other students during the campus' first convocation.

Aug 19
Microsoft releases critical Windows update: Users encouraged to install
If you have a Windows computer, run Windows Update at your earliest convenience.

University, city celebrate opening of Bobcat Lane
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl gathered Tuesday with members of the campus and Athens communities to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane on the OHIO campus.

Aug 17
Lancaster Campus Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer published in ALAO blog
Ohio University Lancaster Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer Paul Clayton Campbell is giving his colleagues advice on how to face their fears and try new things in a recently published article called “The Dark German Forest of Library Instruction.”

Ohio University named one of America’s Greenest Universities by Sierra Club
Ohio University has been identified as one of America’s Greenest Universities by Sierra Club. The list, which was announced on Aug. 11, rates institutions based on performance in the following areas: co-curricular, energy, investments, food, innovation, academics, planning, purchasing, transportation, waste and water.

University mourns Southern Campus Fine Arts student
Southern Campus student Bonnie Gay Clay died at her home in Ironton on Aug. 9. She was majoring in fine arts.

Aug 14
Distinguished African scholar to visit Ohio University
Professor Francis Beng Nyamnjoh of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will spend the month of September visiting Ohio University's Center for International Studies and the School of Media Arts and Studies for teaching, lecturing and imagining creative partnerships with OHIO faculty.

Aug 13
OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 27-28 on Dublin Campus
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, and its annual retreat on Friday, Aug. 28, on the University’s Dublin Campus.

Aug 12
Housing and Residence Life boasts new name, new location and historic numbers
Ohio University's Department of Housing and Residence Life is ushering in a new academic year with a new name, a new central office, four new residence halls and some historic housing numbers.

Kids on Campus awarded three 21st century grants 
Three highly competitive ODE grants totaling $540,000/yr. have been awarded to Kids on Campus

Ohio University Southern visits 119th Scioto County Fair
Representatives from Ohio University Southern are venturing out to the 119th Scioto County Fair this week, Aug. 10-15, inviting new recruits to ‘Get on Board’ with Ohio University Southern.

Ohio University seeks public comments for accreditation evaluation
Ohio University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

Ohio University, City of Athens to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane Aug. 18
Members of the campus and Athens communities are invited to join Ohio University and the City of Athens to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane on the OHIO campus at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Aug 7
College Credit Plus students participate in orientation sessions at Southern Campus
There will be a new presence of students, grades 7-12, in some of the Southern Campus’ classrooms this fall with the implementation of Ohio University’s new College Credit Plus (CC+) program.

Aug 6
CHSP Launches Healthcare Leadership Continuing Education Series
In response to increasing challenges faced by healthcare industry leaders, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is launching a new healthcare leadership series at its Dublin Integrated Education Center.

Libraries digitizes The Post
The Ohio University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of a new digitization project that brings issues of The Post dated from June 17, 1999 through June 3, 2011 online.

Aug 5
Southern Campus goes tobacco-free
Effective Aug. 1, 2015, Ohio University Southern implemented its tobacco-free initiative, which applies to all property owned, leased or shared by the campus.

Southern Campus holds annual leadership retreat
Ohio University Southern Campus’ leadership team gathered at the Proctorville Center on July 30 and 31 for its annual leadership retreat.

Aug 4
Orientation sessions designed for students' supporters
Chillicothe Campus takes steps to ensure student success, Shoemaker bridge nearly complete and faculty pursuits

Aug 3
Large crowd turns out for victim advocacy training at Lancaster Campus
Large crowd turns out for victim advocacy training at Lancaster Campus

Southern Campus adding new ‘green’ space
Two vacant structures have been razed on Ohio University's Southern Campus, paving the way for additional leisure space for students and campus events.

Jul 30
David Richard Moore appointed secretary to the Ohio University Board of Trustees
A message from President Roderick J. McDavis regarding the appointment of David Richard Moore as secretary to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Lancaster Campus theatre announces new season
Theatergoers of all ages will be pleased with the different offerings from the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre this academic year. Director Victor Jones has announced the upcoming season for the theatre.

Tobacco-Free Policy begins August 1
This Saturday, Aug. 1, marks the beginning of the new Tobacco-Free Policy on Ohio University’s Athens Campus. The University is transitioning to a tobacco-free campus based on the 2012 recommendation of the Ohio Board of Regents.

Jul 29
Libraries digitize The Post
The Ohio University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of a new digitization project that brings issues of The Post dated from June 17, 1999 through June 3, 2011 online.

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