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News from OHIO's Campuses

Feb 28
Southern Campus’ Equine Studies Program, Equestrian Team host judging invitational
The Ohio University Southern Equine Studies Program and Equestrian Team hosted the Third Annual Equine Career Development Events (CDE) Judging Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Ohio Horse Park.

OHIO to host ‘Navigating the Current Immigration Environment’ presentation on March 2
Ohio University’s International Student and Faculty Services and the Office of Global Affairs invite interested parties to attend “Navigating the Current Immigration Environment” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Baker University Center Theatre.

Feb 27
OHIO community comes together to support those affected by Carriage Hill fire
After a fire destroyed one building in an off-campus apartment complex Sunday night, the Ohio University community is coming together to support those whose lives have been affected.

Ohio University Press authors in the news
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OUC softball team hosts fundamentals clinic for the Pioneer Center of Ross County
The Lady Hilltoppers hosted a softball clinic for students with developmental disabilities to build camaraderie through a mutual love of sports.

Community provides input during Park Place planning workshops
Members of the Ohio University and local communities participated in Park Place public planning workshops that were held Feb. 22 at the Athens Community Center and Feb. 23 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Feb 26
Southern Campus hosts annual Love Your Body Health Awareness Fair
Ohio University Southern hosted the Sixth Annual Love Your Body Health Awareness Fair on Feb. 23 in the Mains Rotunda of the Riffe Center.

Feb 24
Reaffirming OHIO's commitment to diversity and inclusion
The following message was sent by Interim President David Descutner, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina to the Ohio University community on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Slideshow of Japanese cherry blossom trees available online
The public can now view a rotating photo slideshow of the cherry tree grove that runs along the Hocking River between the bike path and Convocation Center. The website is managed by the Research Division and the Department of Linguistics.

Feb 23
Ohio University Lancaster receives national marketing awards
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has been announced as a winner of two awards in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

Feb 22
OUC Diversity event sparks discussions about key issues in South Central Ohio’s evolving workforce environments
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted a diversity discussions event to engage students and faculty in talks centered around dynamic workforce environments and the role diversity plays in them

Feb 21
A message from Interim President David Descutner
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Feb 20
OUPD receives certification through Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board
In January, Ohio University Police Department received certification through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

University earns LGBTQ Friendly and Affordable status from SR Education Group
Ohio University recently earned two impressive LGBTQ designations from the SR Education Group. It was named among the 2017 Top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges and the 2017 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to meet February 22 in Dublin
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on February 22 in the DIEC Building at the Dublin campus to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

OHIO student teaches South African language, culture, history at local children’s chorus
Ohio University student Nonkululeko Shongwe, who is from South Africa, recently shared South African language and culture with children from the Hocking County Children’s Chorus.

A farewell message from President Roderick J. McDavis
On his last day at Ohio University, President Roderick J. McDavis shares a farewell message with his fellow Bobcats.

Feb 19
Park Place planning workshops to be held Feb. 22 and 23
Ohio University’s Park Place Planning Strategy Work Group will be holding public planning workshops at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Multipurpose Room A at the Athens Community Center and from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Baker University Center Ballroom to facilitate discussions and generate ideas about the future of the Park Place corridor.

OHIO faculty, staff to perform at eighth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant
Ohio University's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is holding its Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant, an event showcasing the talents of OHIO faculty and staff while also raising money for charity, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Feb 16
Athens Campus to open at 8 p.m. Feb. 16; normal operations to resume Feb. 17
Ohio University's Athens Campus will open on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. and begin to resume normal operations. The only exceptions are Ping Center (6 a.m.), Alden Library (7:30 a.m.) and Baker University Center (7 a.m.), which will resume normal operations on the morning of Friday, Feb. 17.

Ohio University provides resources to students affected by water main break
Ohio University updates the Athens Campus about resources available as a result of a water main break that has closed the campus.

Ohio University sends farewell wishes to President and First Lady
The Ohio University community sends its best wishes to President Roderick J. McDavis and First Lady Deborah McDavis as they embark on a new journey after 13 years at OHIO. Their last weeks on campus have included several events to express gratitude and celebrate their legacy at the University.

Jefferson Marketplace grand opening festivities to be held Feb. 20-25
Ohio University Culinary Services will be hosting a week’s worth of grand opening festivities at the new Jefferson Marketplace Monday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 25.

Feb. 21 Campus Conversation to discuss bystander intervention, sexual assault, interpersonal violence
“Campus Conversation: Power-Based Violence and Bystander Intervention and Empathetic Response” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Baker University Center Ballroom A.

Athens Campus closed due to water main break
A water main break in the City of Athens has resulted in the closing of Ohio University’s Athens Campus as of 7:45 this morning.

Feb 15
Center for International Studies alumni, including U.S. State Department official, to speak on Athens Campus
On Friday, Feb. 17, the Center for International Studies will host “The International Studies Professional in Today’s World” from 1 to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center.

Feb 14
OHIO Up Close visit programs begin this month
Ohio University’s Athens Campus will be hosting admitted freshman and transfer students on select days throughout spring term at OHIO Up Close. The open houses will give each student a chance to see the campus, meet the faculty and learn more about their academic program before making their final college decisions.

Feb 13
Athens community invited to WellWorks open house
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the University’s wellness center, WellWorks, invite the public to a free open house celebrating WellWorks’ fitness center expansion on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5–7 p.m. in Grover Center E124.

Healthy OHIO returns with enhancements
The College of Health Sciences and Professions and WellWorks are excited to present the return and enhancement of Healthy OHIO, a wellness screening event for Ohio University employees. The annual program will bring holistic wellness, community connection and rewards to university employees.

Visiting Author ¦ fiction writer Rachel B. Glaser, Feb. 16
Ohio University's Creative Writing program hosts Visiting Fiction Writer Rachel B. Glaser On Thursday, Feb. 16, for a 7:30 p.m. reading at Walter Hall Rotunda.

Panel discussion addresses executive orders affecting international students
Ohio University’s Center for International Studies hosted a panel discussion on Friday, Feb. 10, in order to provide information and answer questions related to the recent executive orders affecting international students.

Ohio University unveils new website to provide updates on federal immigration executive orders and actions OHIO is taking to support students, faculty, staff
In response to increasing questions about immigration executive orders and how Ohio University is assisting its international community, the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies has created a new website as a single point of reference for easy access to information with regard to these issues.

Ohio University Eastern to host Admitted Day on March 23
High school seniors are invited to a spring visitation event called Admitted Day at the Ohio University Eastern Campus on Thursday, March 23, at 3 p.m. The event will end with a $500 scholarship drawing.

Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary hits public television airwaves nationally
The documentary will air on WOUB HD at 8 p.m. Feb. 14.

History of Ohio University’s regional campus system highlighted in Alden Library Founders Day Exhibit
In his own words, Bill Kimok, University archivist and records manager, tells the story of OHIO’s regional campuses and the role they have played in providing opportunities to access higher education for many Southeast Ohioans.

‘Beyond the Mask:’ OHIO faculty come together to honor Dayton poet
"Beyond the Mask: Paul Laurence Dunbar" is a recently completed documentary film that explores the life of Paul Laurence Dunbar, a Black poet known mostly for his dialect poems published in the late 1800s.

Feb 10
Ohio University Chillicothe helps to bridge language barrier for local church
OUC's office of Continuing Education worked to find a solution for a community need in language training.

Interprofessional summit stresses human connections as soul of teamwork
A Jan. 27 Leadership Summit sponsored by the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Rural and Underserved Programs, featured a day of interactive workshops for Heritage College students and other health professions students.

Campus Recreation offering life-preserving technique classes
Ohio University Campus Recreation is offering classes every Wednesday through April 12 to provide the knowledge and confidence to perform life-preserving CPR-AED and First Aid techniques in the event of an emergency.

Feb 9
Chief Powers issues message in response to Feb. 1 events
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers issued a message to the OHIO community in response to protests around the country and the arrests that occurred at Baker University Center on Feb. 1.

Health Policy Day reflects Heritage College’s ongoing work to stop opioid abuse
This story recaps the Heritage College's Health Policy Day 2017, whose theme was "Healing Ohio's Opioid Crisis."

The Ohio Horse Park recognizes volunteers
Ohio University Southern and the Therapeutic Riding Center expressed gratitude to their volunteers at a fun-filled appreciation event on Jan. 23 at the Ohio Horse Park.

Feb 8
Campus, community input sought on Park Place Planning Strategy
Ohio University’s Park Place Planning Strategy Work Group is seeking campus and community input that will be used to chart the future of this historic area at the heart of the Athens Campus.

Campus Rec celebrating Valentine’s Day with ‘Cardio with Cupid’
The Group Fitness staff in Ohio University's Department of Campus Recreation will be hosting “Cardio with Cupid” from 4:35 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Group Fitness Room at the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center.

OHIO competes to win RecycleMania title with education, creativity and community events
Coming off back-to-back championships in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, Ohio University Campus Recycling and Zero Waste has already jumped into OHIO’s next competition: RecycleMania.

Valentine's for Timmy drive seeks to meet 1,000 donation goal
An OUC student's 5-year-old son is battling cancer and the community has rallied around the family to bring joy to Timmy for Valentine's Day.

'Unity Walk' rescheduled for Feb. 28
Ohio University’s International Student Union is inviting members of the OHIO and surrounding communities to participate in the second annual Unity Walk, an event celebrating the diversity and unity of the Bobcat family. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 beginning at Wolfe Garden on the Athens Campus.

First-of-its-kind meditation room to open at OHIO’s Alden Library
The United Meditation Room, the first-of-its-kind space on the Athens Campus, will open to the Ohio University and surrounding communities at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, on the fifth floor of Alden Library.

Board Chair David A. Wolfort issues message on next step in presidential search
In a message to the OHIO community, Board of Trustees Chair David A. Wolfort announced a Feb. 22 board meeting to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

Feb 7
OUC Professor Barbara Mahaffey selected to present at IAMFC conference
Dr. Barbara Mahaffey was recently selected to present an education session at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors conference in New Orleans, La.