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News from OHIO's Campuses

May 23
Heritage College program takes diabetes management to school
A program sponsored by the Diabetes Institute at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the college’s Community Health Programs, offers a service not widely available around the country - in-school support for children managing their diabetes.

May 22
SIDE diversity education training takes on added importance in eighth year
The Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education was held last week for 26 people. Due to the growing racial tension and unresolved social justice issues in the nation, diversity education has become more important.

Ohio University Press follow-up to bestselling native plants guide gets garden experts’ attention
Garden writers for both the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland.com recently highlighted a new Ohio University Press book, "Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species."

Impact of faculty-secured research funding can be found throughout Ohio University and beyond
The benefits of Ohio University faculty and staff efforts to secure research funding ripple throughout OHIO’s campuses and into the communities they serve and the world as a whole, providing an academic environment that feeds the passions of both faculty and staff, that cultivates the next generation of scientists and great thinkers, and that promotes the University both at home and abroad.

Seventh-grade students explore careers at Southern Campus
Ohio University's Southern Campus hosted hundreds of Lawrence County, Ohio, middle schoolers for Career Awareness Day, which included emergency management careers, veterinary science, education and more.

Southern Campus represented at Nurses Day at the Statehouse
Sixteen faculty members and graduating BSN students traveled to Ohio’s capital on March 22 to represent the Southern Campus at Nurses Day at the Statehouse.

May 19
Changes announced to International Student and Faculty Services office
The following message was sent by Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies LJ Edmonds to the OHIO community on Friday, May 19.

You Are Welcome Here at Ohio University [VIDEO]
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities want our international students, friends and colleagues to know that #YouAreWelcomeHere.

May 18
“Women In Technology and Science” day brings 300 area middle school students to Ohio University Lancaster
Women in Technology and Science (WITS) day celebrated its 25th anniversary at Ohio University Lancaster.

May 17
Zanesville Faculty member recognized for teaching, scholarship and service
Haven recognized as Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor

May 16
OHIO People search gets easier for humans, harder for bots
The people search results page now has a cleaner layout and includes anti-bot protection.

Ohio University Lancaster student-athletes selected to all-academic teams
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected 31 area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for Spring Semester.

Ironton residents attend town forum at Ohio University Southern
More than 70 people participated in a town forum on the campus of Ohio University Southern to discuss the state of the city.

May 12
Bobcat Student Orientation kicks off May 30
The Athens Campus will welcome nearly 10,000 of Ohio University’s newest Bobcats and their families as they begin the transition to college during Bobcat Student Orientation, which runs May 30 through June 24.

Southern Campus’ Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship seeking votes in nationwide contest
The Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is one of 78 equine therapy centers nominated for a nationwide contest to win a Gypsy horse and is calling on members and friends of Bobcat Nation for their votes.

Ohio University Southern female professors, staff volunteer for Habitat’s Women Build Project
On May 8, twelve female professors and staff from Ohio University Southern picked up power tools and worked at the Proctorville home of the Childers family as part of the national Women Build Initiative of the Huntington (West Virginia) Area Habitat for Humanity.

May 11
RecycleMania recap: OHIO wins MAC
During an eight-week span from February to April, Ohio University participated in the 2017 RecycleMania tournament. The tournament included 320 colleges and universities from 46 states in the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat
Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat

May 10
New veterans’ documentary features OHIO DPT student
Doctoral physical therapy student and combat veteran Michael Holmes talks about his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan for The Veterans Project.

Annual event celebrates faculty who are making news for OHIO
University Communications and Marketing recently launched a new OHIO Faculty Newsmakers webpage dedicated to faculty members and researchers throughout the University who are committed to sharing OHIO’s stories by engaging with media throughout the country and around the world.

May 9
OUL professor advocates on Capitol Hill
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Linda Trautman, met recently with federal lawmakers and their staff members about the importance of federal funding for social and behavioral science research.

Southern Campus team raises nearly $900 to benefit March for Babies Walk
This year’s Ohio University Southern team raised nearly $900 and participated in the March of Dimes “March for Babies Walk” April 22 in Ashland, Kentucky’s Central Park.

Golfers take to the green for an Ohio University Southern tradition
In its 14th year, the 2017 Bernard L. Edwards Golf Tournament hosted 22 teams at the Guyan Golf and Country Club on Monday, May 1.

Ohio University named a Tree Campus USA
For the first time in the institution’s history, Ohio University has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation is awarded to two- and four-year accredited colleges and universities that meet or exceed the five standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation relating to tree care and stewardship, education and community engagement.

May 8
Ohio University Lancaster men’s golf team wins championship
The Ohio University Lancaster Men’s golf team won the 2017 Ohio Regional Campus Conference tournament at their home course, the Valley View Golf Club.

"Turning Thoughts Into Stories" event featured three local authors
The Friends of the Library hosted three local authors for a free presentation: "Turning Thoughts Into Stories."

May 5
Southern Campus Graduate Recognition Ceremony honors student accomplishments
Ohio University Southern held its spring Graduate Recognition Ceremony in Shafer Courtyard, where more than 70 of the 124 graduates participated in the event April 27 with family and friends proudly looking on.

May 3
Two Ohio University Southern faculty members recognized for excellence, dedication
Associate Professor of Sociology Dr. Charles Jarrett was selected for the Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award. Director of the Equine Studies Program Kelly Hall was selected as the Regional Higher Education Outstanding Lecturer.

Rader recognized as 2017 Ohio University Southern Alumni Leadership Award winner
Jan Rader, a 2008 graduate of the Associate Degree in Nursing Program, was awarded the 2017 Dr. Dan Evans Ohio University Southern Alumni Leadership Award at the Graduate Recognition Ceremony April 27.

Apr 29
Ohio University Eastern honors 2017 graduating class
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, scholarship recipients, student leaders and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

Apr 28
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award and Honorary Degree presented at Graduate Commencement
Ohio University conferred about 780 graduate degrees during its 2017 Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday, April 28, in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

Apr 27
Steam outage May 7-19 will affect Athens Campus
A steam outage scheduled for May 7-19 will affect domestic hot water, heat and some cooling services in all buildings that utilize steam systems on the Athens Campus. Cold water, including drinking fountains and toilets, will not be affected.

Summer construction projects to affect traffic, parking on Athens Campus
Several construction projects on the Athens Campus are slated to begin Monday, May 1, after Commencement ceremonies and Move Out activities have made way for the quieter summer months.

Apr 26
CHSP to welcome new AT faculty member
The College of Health Sciences and Professions has announced the hire of Michele Kabay, Ph.D., as director of clinical education and assistant clinical professor of athletic training.<br /><br />

Kaylor and Mexican colleague expand Culture and Society courses
COIL Fellow enhances Culture and Society Course

Science classes from Zanesville and Mexico share experiences
COIL Fellow expands student experiences

Regional campuses' new COIL fellows participate in training
10 faculty join COIL initiative

Apr 25
Diekroger, Everson to receive Rich Bebee Leadership Award
The Rich Bebee Leadership Award for 2017 has been bestowed upon two former distinguished Ohio University Chillicothe students, Dr. Diane Diekroger and Jack Everson.

Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney, Danielle Ball to deliver speeches at OUC Graduation Recognition
The City of Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney and Ohio University Chillicothe’s graduating senior Danielle Ball will deliver remarks at this year’s Graduation Recognition Ceremony on April 28, 2017.

Dr. Dywayne Nicely receives Editor’s Choice Award for research on supplemental instruction strategies in mathematics
OUC's Dr. Dywayne Nicely recently received the 2017 Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO) Journal Editor’s Choice award for his paper on Supplemental Instruction.

Zane Traces Literary Journal launch event held in Zanesville
The launch for Zane Traces IX, a publication designed to promote creative expression and to provide a venue for student work to be recognized, was held recently at the Zanesville Campus.

Southern Campus’ family friendly initiative continues with space at Proctorville Center
Efforts to make all Ohio University Southern locations family friendly, an initiative which started last year, continued with the recent opening a new, dedicated Lactation Room at the Ohio University Proctorville Center.

Apr 24
Changing Campus Culture Survey deadline is May 5
Please help Ohio University change campus culture regarding sexual misconduct by taking the short, 14-question Changing Campus Culture Survey before you leave for summer. The survey will take you about 5 minutes.

CHSP organizes task force to fight opioid epidemic
Athens HOPE, (Halting Opioid abuse through Prevention and Education) seeks to educate young people, their parents and the community-at-large about the dangers of opioids as well as reduce the stigma surrounding addiction.

South Green Drive traffic configuration will change during work this summer
This summer, Ohio University will replace the failed culvert under South Green Drive with a new concrete culvert designed to improve the performance and longevity of this system.

Apr 23
2107 International Education Week to be held Nov. 13-17; keynote speaker announced
Ohio University’s International Education Week (IEW) Committee has announced its keynote speaker for the November 2017 celebration and has now made it easier for campus organizations to submit their events for the week.

Ohio University Eastern Honors Convocation set for April 28
The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Center.

Six Southern Campus students inducted into nursing honor society
Six Ohio University Southern undergraduate nursing students were recently inducted into nursing’s honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

Apr 21
Dietetics students present healthy food demos to community
CHSP’s School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness and the Atrium Café celebrated National Nutrition Month by helping community members put their best forks forward during the entire month of March.

Apr 20
HCOM, CHSP to team up with community partners to offer high school summer camps
The College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, along with key community partners and Columbus State Community College, are now accepting applications for their summer health careers minicamps for Central Ohio high school students.