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News from OHIO's Campuses

Dec 1
Volleyball all-conference selections feature three Ohio University Lancaster students
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected three area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Conference Team.

Nov 30
World AIDS Day is Thursday
World AIDS Day in commemorated Thursday, Dec. 1 every year to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS. This year Ohio University is holding various activities.

Save energy with these tips for Winter Break Closure
The upcoming Winter Break Closure provides an excellent opportunity to save energy, reduce environmental impacts and minimize costs during the time the University will be closed and classes will not be in session.

Nov 28
International Education Week 2016 highlighted by discussion on Islamophobia
Part of the national celebration of international education, OHIO’s IEW events included speeches, art exhibits, films, workshops, student and faculty forums and international foods.

Nov 22
Presidential Search Committee to meet November 30
Presidential Search Committee to meet November 30

Ohio University Lancaster guitar club to perform free concert November 30
Ohio University Lancaster’s Guitar Club (STRUM) will present a free concert on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, from 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts.

Third annual Case Competition promotes interdisciplinary problem solving and friendship
After many hours of preparing, researching and presenting, the winners of the 2016 Global Health Case Competition have been announced. The top three teams, Chicas por el Cambio, Qhali Kay and Tranquilo attended the International Education Week's Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement on Nov. 16, where they were awarded for their hard work and success in researching solutions to these health challenges in the target country.

Nov 21
Ohio University Lancaster theatre to perform an encore presentation of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre presents "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" December 1 - 4, 2016. The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Campus Recycling hosts annual food drive to benefit local families
During the weeks leading up to winter break, from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 11, Ohio University Campus Recycling will host its annual winter food drive, collecting non-perishable food items for low-income families of Alexander School District.

CHSP and Heritage College face-off for the cure
The time of year has come when people everywhere drop their razors and decide to “let it grow.” While the extra fur definitely keeps people warm during the blustery, cold month of November, a deeper sentiment is encouraging students and employees of the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to ditch shaving this fall.

OUC's OTEC program offers students valuable, personal internship experiences
Students at OUC are gaining valuable experiences through internships in the community.

Shaping the Future of Activism on Campus
OUC is taking a new approach to analyzing activism .

OUPD welcomes conversation, questions with Coffee with a Cop
To encourage conversation and interaction with campus law enforcement in a casual atmosphere, the Ohio University Police Department hosts Coffee with a Cop events throughout the academic year.

Hundreds attend IEW keynote to hear from expert on Muslim-American experience
Hundreds of people packed Ohio University’s Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Nov. 17 to hear award-winning playwright and journalist Wajahat Ali present “Understanding Muslims: Islamophobia and Turning Villains into Heroes.”

Game day traffic flow changes, parking lot closures announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ Tuesday night home football game
Faculty, staff, students and OHIO Bobcat football fans arriving to campus on Tuesday, November 22 should remain aware of game day traffic pattern changes. Various event set-up activities could also affect area parking and traffic flow throughout the day.

Athens City income tax to increase
Athens City income tax to increase

Gala celebrates OHIO’s international efforts, honors its global champions (PHOTOS)
Members of the Ohio University community gathered last week to celebrate OHIO’s history of excellence in international education and global engagement and to recognize and thank those who have helped to pen that history.

Nov 18
Student of the month named at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student Olivia Montgomery-Chorey has been selected as the October student of the month.

Nov 17
Chubu University Professor Tadashi Shiozawa to discuss cross cultural communication
Chubu University Professor Tadashi Shiozawa will give a special presentation on Cross Cultural Communication on Friday, Nov. 18, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in Baker University Center.

Celebrate Women 2017 to feature "Orange is the New Black" author as keynote
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women conference announced Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison as its 2017 keynote speaker at a public unveiling and reception.

Nov 16
Info session on ‘Community-based Tropical Disease Research Program in Ecuador’ to be held Nov. 18
Ohio University graduate and undergraduate students, professionals and community members interested in international research related to health, development and community education are invited to an information session this week to learn more about opportunities occurring in Ecuador this summer.

Ohio University Lancaster basketball teams hold home openers
The Ohio University Lancaster 2016-2017 men’s and women’s basketball teams hold their home openers this week with a full slate of games.

A Thanksgiving message from President Roderick J. McDavis
President McDavis shares a special Thanksgiving message to the Ohio University community.

Nov 15
Chillicothe Campus culminates 70th anniversary with Dinner Theater event
As a part of Ohio University Chillicothe’s 70th anniversary celebration, a dinner theater event will take place on Nov. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. in Bennett Hall.

Ohio University Chillicothe to celebrate 70th anniversary during Heritage Day
Ohio University Chillicothe will commemorate its 70th anniversary on Nov. 17 during its annual Heritage Day celebration at the Stevenson Center beginning at 6 p.m.

New databases expand Libraries’ digital offerings
One of these new databases is African American Communities, which contains primary resources focusing on African American communities, as well as background information on how these communities have dealt with desegregation, urban renewal, civil rights protests and discrimination.

Nov 14
OHIO Scholars Day welcomes prospective students to Athens Campus
Ohio University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted OHIO Scholars Day, a special visit program, on Thursday, Nov. 10. OHIO Scholars Day invited high-achieving high school students to receive a unique, hands-on experience with the Athens Campus.

Ohio University celebrating International Education Week Nov. 13-18
Ohio University is celebrating International Education Week Nov. 13-18 by welcoming an award-winning playwright and journalist/TV host to Athens; holding forums for students, faculty and staff; enjoying international foods; and offering a wide range of events focused on international education.

Ohio University Eastern to hold ‘speed’-style recruiting event
Ohio University Eastern is transforming the traditional college recruiting event by offering a "speed"-style format aimed at getting needed information to recruits quickly in a fun, fast way.

Nov 10
University closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day
In observance of Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, Ohio University will be closed. Most University offices will be closed in observance of the national holiday.

Southern Campus Gala celebrates 60 years of changing lives
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Ohio University Southern celebrated 60 years of transforming lives at a Gala Saturday, Nov. 5.

Ohio University Proctorville Center hosts 24th Annual Bobcat Bash
Sunny and unseasonably warm weather marked the 24th Annual Bobcat Bash at the Ohio University Proctorville Center on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Nov 9
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s Production of Dead Man’s Cell Phone to open Thursday
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s fall semester production Dead Man’s Cell Phone opens Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m. in the newly-renovated Wagner Theater and runs throughout the weekend.

Ohio University, City of Athens receive Ohio EPA Achievement awards
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced two new recipients of the “Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) Achievement Level” award: Ohio University and the City of Athens.

Case Competition finalists prepare for Competition Day
The six finalist teams of the Case Competition will present their solutions to the specified global health challenge to a panel of judges on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each team is competing to win a sponsored trip to Paraguay in May 2017, where the team members will have a chance to research and evaluate the feasibility of their solution.

Nov 8
President McDavis Releases Report and Recommendations from the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct
President McDavis Releases Report and Recommendations from the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct

Ohio University staff, students to present at Ohio Hunger Dialogues
Three members of the Ohio University community will be presenting at Ohio Hunger Dialogues 2016, a statewide conference designed to address and seek solutions to the issues of hunger in local and global communities through teaching, research and service.

Center for International Studies Open House set for Nov. 16
The Ohio University Center for International Studies will host an Open House from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, as part of International Education Week.

Nov 7
Sustainability-themed International Dinner to kick off International Education Week
The International Student Union will kick off International Education Week at Ohio University on Sunday, Nov. 13, with its annual International Dinner.

Students, faculty and staff meet the working dogs at OHIO and their handlers
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and 4 Paws for Ability hosted the first Puppy Panel: Working Dogs at OHIO. Students, faculty and staff gathered to learn about the different kinds of working dogs at Ohio University and how to interact with these dogs and their handlers.

Nov 6
Register now for Risky Business Week activities
The week's goal is to build awareness of how risk management can provide innovative and effective solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education.

Nov 4
Small changes, big effect: Accessibility & usability improvements to the OHIO website
Improving the OHIO website's usability & accessibility with a login menu & better keyboard/tab navigation.

Nov 3
Southern Campus equestrian team competes in Western Dressage World Championships
For the third year in a row, the Ohio University Southern Equestrian Team was recognized for excellence at the Western Dressage World Championships in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Nov 2
Virtual reality game could get low back pain sufferers moving again
Low back pain, the leading cause of pain in the United States, can result in a debilitating fear of movement among sufferers, but Ohio University researcher James Thomas is using a new technology to help this group get moving again.

Nov 1
Online surveys ask Ohio University and community members to assess town-gown relationships
The relationship between Ohio University’s campuses and the surrounding communities is one of the most important factors relating to quality of life and a sense of belonging in our community for students, faculty, staff and residents.

CLDC’s Brain Based Career Development theory captures attention of career professionals nationwide
Developed by Assistant Dean of Students Imants Jaunarajs, Brain Based Career Development is an action-oriented, student-centered approach to career coaching.

Doctor of Nursing Practice program announced
The College of Health Sciences has announced the approval of its new DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program. With concentrations in advanced clinical or executive practice, the program is designed to broaden the administrative and clinical expertise of the advanced nurse clinician or administrator.

OHIO’s donation of discarded items aids regional charities, educational partners
Residence hall demolitions and renovations in the 2015-16 academic year resulted in the donation of 175 mattresses, 497 bed ends and 264 desks to local non-profits.

Oct 31
‘Dragspectacular!’ raises funds, narratives and joyous laughter
The “Dragspectacular!” event raised more than $300 for the Tom and Jan Hodson Emergency Fund and to help OHIO students attend the Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Trans Ally College Conference.

Small Houses Workgroup update
The University is engaging in a planning study to develop a strategy which intends to provide recommendations for the highest and best use of each small house.