Sunday, Oct 23, 2016

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Oct 21
OHIO trustees hear updates on Housing Development Plan, Small House Planning Strategy and other initiatives
OHIO trustees hear updates on Housing Development Plan, Small House Planning Strategy and other initiatives

Oct 20
Longtime Ohio University professor named fall Commencement speaker
Dr. Jenny Chabot, associate professor of child and family studies in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, will address graduates as Ohio University’s fall 2016 Commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

Oct 19
Ohio University Compass Twitter account to close Oct. 28
In an effort to enhance content generation and engagement across Ohio University’s social media presence, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will close the @OHIO_Compass Twitter account on Friday, Oct. 28.

Volunteers needed for OHIO's 2016 Fall Commencement
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking volunteers from the Ohio University community to assist with the 2016 Fall Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 2 on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Puppy Panel to feature OHIO’s working dogs and their handlers Oct. 26
Ohio University students, faculty, staff and community members will have an opportunity to meet OHIO’s working dogs and their handlers at Puppy Panel: Working Dogs at OHIO on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7-8 p.m. in Schoonover 450.

Oct 18
High-paying internships available for Ohio University Lancaster Students
Ohio University Lancaster is hosting an internship information meeting, Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Brasee Hall 411 for students interested in high-paying internship opportunities.

Oct 17
A message from President McDavis regarding the Bicentennial Celebration of Cutler Hall
Ohio University will celebrate the Bicentennial Celebration of Cutler Hall on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

Van Horn pursues career with a human touch
When she first enrolled at Ohio University, Paige Van Horn was interested in cancer research. She had attended Reynoldsburg High School’s eSTEM (Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Academy, so an OHIO chemical engineering major seemed the logical choice for her to pursue her professional goal. But two factors played an important role in altering Paige’s career path

Ohio University Lancaster's 'Take Back the Night' rally speaks against violence
Men, women, and children will rally against gendered violence on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the 11th Annual Take Back the Night at Ohio University Lancaster.

Campus Conversation to explore individual role in creating racism-free campus, community
“Campus Conversation: What’s My Role in Creating a Campus and Community Free of Racism” will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Baker University Center 240.

Performance provides intimate look at military life – before, during and after service
The cast members of “BASETRACK Live” took the stage at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium the evening of Oct. 12, providing members of the Ohio University and local communities a behind-the-scenes look at military service and the range of emotions, struggles and logistics that comes with that service.

Oct 14
“Campus feminist” creates long legacy at OHIO with work in advocacy
When Beverly Jones, BSJ ’69 MBA ’75, began her college career at Ohio University years ago she didn’t realize the impact and legacy she would leave at her alma mater. Jones consistently broke down barriers and blazed her own trail, allowing women behind her to follow for decades.

Advocacy and Leadership Summit provides community with advocacy and leadership skills
The Patton College of Education will host its annual Advocacy & Leadership Summit on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature keynote speaker Ohio senator Lou Gentile, who will discuss strategies for speaking to – and influencing – legislators and decision-makers and leaving a meaningful and impressionable message.

Campus Rec to host Halloween-themed events for OHIO, local communities
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation Department invites members of the OHIO and local communities to get a little spooky at three upcoming Halloween-themed events being held at the Ping Recreation Center.

Oct 13
Campus organizations join together to create Earth Day Every Day initiative
The Ohio University Office of Sustainability, Graduate Student Senate, OHIO Zero Waste Program and International Student Union have joined together to create the Earth Day Every Day initiative. Earth Day Every Day is designed to help develop a more sustainable culture at Ohio University and expand the concepts of Earth Day beyond just a single day celebrated in April.

Ohio University LGBT Center’s SpeakOUt Rally embraces all roads leading home
The Ohio University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center kicked off LGBT History Month with its annual National Coming Out Day SpeakOUt Rally on Friday, Oct 11. Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at West Portico outside of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on OHIO’s College Green to share their stories and offer support to one another.

Class Gateway renovations add accessibility features to iconic campus entrance
Members of the Ohio University community, including alumni, gathered on Saturday, Oct. 8, for the grand reopening of one of the most iconic OHIO symbols: the Class Gateway, which is located off of East Union Street at the entrance to College Green on the Athens Campus.

Oct 12
Thomas Ewing table on display at Ohio University Lancaster
The table of Thomas Ewing, one of Ohio University’s very first graduates and a Lancaster, Ohio resident is now on display at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and available to the public for viewing.

Oct 11
A Mile Together Week aims to end power-based personal violence
A Mile Together is a week of programming that seeks to engage the OHIO community in a conversation about power-based violence on campus and in Athens.

Ohio University competes to retain title in the GameDay Recycling Challenge waste reduction competition
Last year, Ohio University was declared the diversion rate champion, with a rate of 95 percent of all material rescued from the landfill, and intends to hold its title this year at the Saturday, Oct. 15, home football game.

October Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees October meetings in Margaret M. Walter Hall on the Athens Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Bobcat Battalion’s Oct. 15 Heroes Day to honor those who have served
Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program will host its annual Heroes Day, recognizing those who have served our nation, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, outside of the Walter Hall Rotunda on the Athens Campus.

Oct 10
ARHI returns with a clear vision for the future
Ohio University’s Appalachian Rural Health Institute – an initiative administratively supported by the College of Health Sciences and Professions – has recently relaunched with a strong commitment to increasing the quality of life and well-being of individuals in the Appalachian region through community-engaged research.

School of Nursing seniors rally for the cure
The College of Health Sciences and Professions’ School of Nursing seniors are once again partnering with Susan G. Komen Columbus for the Komen Athens Race for the Cure. The Race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Oct 7
Ohio University Lancaster film screening examines discrimination and violence
A free film screening of Equal Means Equal  will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 11 in the newly-renovated Wagner Theatre at Ohio University Lancaster.

Office of Sustainability calls for proposals for potential sustainability projects
The Office of Sustainability is now accepting proposals from faculty and staff for potential student sustainability projects, which are great opportunities to implement sustainability throughout Ohio University’s Athens Campus.

Oct 6
OHIO to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-18
Ohio University will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) in November by welcoming an award-winning playwright and journalist/TV host to Athens while also holding a wide range of entertaining and informative events focused on the importance of a global education.

Oct 5
Ohio University Lancaster's McGarvey nominated for 2016 OHIO Homecoming Court
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Senior Jeanie McGarvey was selected as one of five finalists for the 2016 Ohio University Homecoming Court.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit shares her Homecoming plans
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit shares a preview of the events during this year's Homecoming celebration.

Tailored residential experiences keep OHIO ahead of the curve
OHIO's Department of Housing and Residence Life is expanding specialized living experiences while delineating first- and second-year cohorts.

Innovative parent programs strengthen connections to OHIO
A new parent course, a family send-off and the OHIO Parents Advisory Council are driving the success of OHIO's first Parent and Family Program Strategic Plan.

Stage Door Series enables intimate concerts at Memorial Auditorium
Nearly 200 patrons recently joined performers on the Memorial Auditorium stage as part of OHIO's new Stage Door Series.

Tom’s Place reopens at Southern Campus, offers students a chance to experience the past
The Ohio University Southern community recently celebrate the grand reopening of Tom's Place, a 1950’s soda shop with authentic décor and memorabilia of the time.

Oct 4
Thomas brings serious game to research
You would never guess that James Thomas, a man quite serious about his work, would make a game out of studying patterns of movement in patients with chronic low back pain. But that is exactly what this professor, prominent researcher, and 2016 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar has done in a $470,000 research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Oct 3
Bill Clinton campaign visit FAQ for Athens Campus
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Ohio University chapter of the College Democrats will host a Presidential Campaign event with special guest former President Bill Clinton.

Virtual debate watch promotes civic engagement at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Students, faculty, staff and members of the community engaged in a recent Virtual Debate Watch, the first of four such events scheduled to coincide with the nationally-televised Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates.

Second Komen Athens Race for the Cure is Oct. 23
The second annual Susan G. Komen Athens Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23. The event is a 5K run/walk and family fun walk through the Athens Campus.

Ohio University to celebrate LGBT History Month
October marks LGBT History Month, and Ohio University’s LGBT Center has several events planned to celebrate the occasion and to recognize the past, present and future achievements that comprise the history of the LGBT and gay rights movement.

Electric vehicle infrastructure and resources are increasing at OHIO and in Athens County
To complement the rising interest in electric cars and other vehicles (also known as EVs), communities are acting fast to get ahead of the growing industry. Ohio University’s Athens Campus is already home to 10 charging stations in five locations, with several Leaf and Volt vehicles added to Ohio University's Office of Transportation and Parking Services fleet.

Sep 30
Ohio University Southern students gain valuable experience at annual coach’s clinic
Ohio University Southern coaching education students recently participated in an “on-the-court” field experience at the Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Association annual coach’s clinic.

Sep 29
Police Chief Andrew Powers explains the 2016 Clery Report
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers explains the history of the annual Clery Report and what the University's latest crime statistics actually mean.

University accepting donations for the homeless in Baker Center
The Athens County Stand Down will take place at the Athens Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Items can be donated to benefit the homeless people in the area.

Preparedness at OHIO: Campus weather radios increase staff and student awareness, safety
Ohio University’s first responders work hard to prepare the OHIO community for emergencies that campuses faces may each and every day. Many of these emergencies happen without warning, and first responders must take quick action in helping those caught in a threatening situation.

Sep 28
OHIO hosts successful Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies
Ohio University’s Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies brought graduate students from Malaysia and Japan to Athens recently to present their thesis projects, gain feedback and take part in several activities on campus and in the community.

Kennedy Lecture Series continues Oct. 11 with leading scholar on love, human attraction
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Kennedy Lecture Series continues Tuesday, Oct. 11, with Helen E. Fisher, a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction.

Sep 27
Undergraduate Admissions to host OHIO Discovery Days this fall semester
Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the first of two OHIO Discovery Days on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A second program will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These days offer prospective Ohio University students an opportunity to see what the Athens Campus is all about.

Ideation Event ignites interest in Academic Innovation Accelerator
Around 100 attendees gathered at the event to discuss their ideas regarding the future of teaching and learning at OHIO.

Sep 26
Ohio University Press at a glance
Take a look at the latest news from the Ohio University Press.

Zane Traces Literary Journal provides experiential learning for students (VIDEO)
The Zane Traces Literary Journal is a compilation of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art contributed by Ohio University Zanesville students, faculty and staff.

Former Detroit NAACP executive director will host ’90 Minutes’ conversation Sept. 28
Heaster Wheeler has spent most of his adult life in the forefront of civil rights and has fought injustice in a city where injustice against African Americans has been one of its cornerstones.