Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Apr 22
OHIO’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism ranked as one of best journalism programs for aspiring editors
Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism was named the fourth best journalism program in the country for aspiring editors by College Magazine. In picking the best programs for aspiring journalists to attend, College Magazine took into consideration the highest ranked programs, extracurricular activities that allow for real-world work and faculty involvement.

Apr 18
Ohio University announces participation in consortium to combat opioid epidemic
Ohio University has announced that it will partner with multiple universities across the state as part of a $65.9 million federally-funded study geared toward reducing Ohio’s opioid overdose rate by 40 percent over the next three years.

Apr 17
OHIO’s Patton College hosts Service Learning Day
Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is hosting Service Learning Day on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ohio University Board of Trustees appoints John P. Gainor as new national trustee
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed John P. Gainor to a three-year term as a national trustee during its March 22 meeting.

Apr 16
Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do What can you do when the actuator push button is not working?
When actuators aren’t functioning, we need to fix them quickly. If you notice an actuator that isn’t functioning, there are two easy things you can do. Find out here.

Apr 12
LGBT Center gearing up for end-of-semester festivities
Ohio University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center is inviting the campus community to participate — and have a little bit of fun — in two of its upcoming events: PRIDE Graduation and Queer Prom.

Transportation and Parking Services reorganized and ready to support campus
Need to rent a University van for a class trip? Want a ride home after a late-night study session at the library? Looking for information on charter travel for a large University group? Want to find out where to park, and charge, your new electric vehicle on campus? You’ll find answers and support for all these questions and more at the newly reorganized Transportation and Parking Services office.

Apr 11
Second Challenging Dialogues lecture to be held April 22
Letson’s talk will focus on talking to people you disagree with, but at the same time, knowing when it’s time to let those conversations go.

Interim Dean for Regional Higher Education announced
Ohio University’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Chaden Djalali, announced today that Dr. Nicole Pennington, Dean of the University’s Southern campus, has been appointed Interim Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education, a position that became open after Dr. William “Bill” Willan announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2019.

Poet, teaching artist to speak at African Studies Spring Lecture
The Friday, April 12 presentation, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the topic of “A Poetics of Enquiry: Noticing and Writing the World.”

President Nellis announces Vice President for University Communications and Marketing finalists
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis is pleased to announce that three finalists have been invited to interview on campus as candidates for Ohio University’s Vice President for University Communications and Marketing.

Apr 10
OHIO Museum Complex launches first exhibition on The Ridges
The OHIO Museum Complex will launch its first exhibit, Through the Appalachian Forest: Field Explorations Illuminated by the Floyd Bartley Herbarium, on Friday, April 12.

Inaugural Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics Series dives deep into the ethics of medical care and human life
A woman is suffering from end-stage pancreatic cancer while concurrently selling her prescribed opiates to support an addiction to methamphetamine. She then returns to her physician for more prescribed medication as her pain worsens. What should the treatment team do? What would you do?

OHIO to celebrate Earth Day April 18
The Office of Sustainability and Voinovich Zero Waste Initiative will host their annual Earth Day Celebrations on April 18. The celebrations showcase sustainability initiatives across the Athens Campus and the surrounding Athens area.

Apr 9
Candidates for Vice President of University Communication and Marketing to visit campus
Three finalists for the position of Vice President for University Communication and Marketing will interview on Ohio University’s Athens Campus beginning April 12.

Public forum regarding barriers to programmatic access at Ohio University to be held April 17
The Office for University Accessibility invites members of the community, both university and beyond, to participate in a public forum regarding barriers to programmatic access at Ohio University from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 17. The forum will be facilitated by consultants from LCM Architects with whom the University has contracted for assistance in completing an ADA Transition Plan.

Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do - Uneven sidewalks
Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do highlights a series of actions that any of us may take – no expertise required! The third edition lets you know what to do when the sidewalk is uneven.

OHIO’s LGBT Center to relocate to larger space within Baker Center to meet community needs
Ohio University’s LGBT Center will soon be relocated to a larger space within Baker Center to accommodate the needs of the Center’s growing footprint on campus.

Dr. Theresa Moran to host Sustainable Living Hub Seminar April 16
Dr. Theresa Moran, the new Sustainable Living Hub coordinator, will discuss her Hub initiatives at 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 16. Her seminar will engage attendees in a “Know Your Local Food System” icebreaker with seedlings and coffee coupon giveaways while sharing local food knowledge.

Apr 8
MFA students to screen OHIO supported feature film at the Athena
These screenings are likely the only opportunity for the Athens community to see the film, slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16; 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 17; and 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. Question and answer sessions will be held after each screening.

Annual ReBike Program sale is April 18 at Walter Hall
On April 18, the Office of Sustainability will host the ReBike Program at Walter Hall as part of the Reuse & Repair Fair and Earth Day Celebrations. ReBike is a “first-come, first-served” sale of “as-is” bicycles salvaged on the Athens Campus.

Appalachian Recovery Project at OHIO receives $1.1 million grant from Appalachian Regional Commission to provide increased addiction recovery resources to women in Southeast Ohio
The Appalachian Recovery Project (ARP), Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and key University partners will soon be able to provide increased support to women across five Appalachian counties in their fight to overcome addiction through a $1.1 million POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).

President Nellis shares the power of student engagement at OHIO
With spring comes the reawakening of our University’s landscape. And, no blooms are more highly anticipated than those of our more than 217 cherry blossom trees on campus, a generous gift from Chubu University that began with 175 trees in 1979 in recognition of our 175th anniversary.

Apr 4
Graduates within CHSP’s first Doctor of Nursing Practice cohort reflect on program’s life-changing experiences
Ohio University’s Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program has graduated its first cohort and, as much as the group of 13 made its mark on the inauguration of the DNP, the personalized and quality educational benefits of the program equally left a positive, long-lasting impact on its new graduates.

Women’s rights activist Anita Hill tells audience that the time is now to stop sexual assault
A near capacity crowd filled Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on April 1 to hear women’s rights icon Anita Hill share her ideas on how we can all help end sexual harassment in America.

Apr 3
Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do
Part two of the four-part series teaches us what to do when the elevator is not working. Find out more.

Executive director of Oregon ACLU tells students to use their voice to change America
After several years of providing riveting and difficult conversations on the world’s most controversial and polarizing topics, the “90 Minutes” series likely came to an end on March 27.

Ohio University Eastern’s relationship with OVAC is much more than all-star games
When the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference began selecting all-conference academic team members in 2001, Ohio University Eastern helped sponsor the awards ceremony.<br /><br /> <br /><br />One year later, Ohio University Eastern took a giant step in furthering its involvement in the academic aspect of the OVAC by offering scholarships to qualified members of the academic team.

Apr 2
Patton College’s Reading Education program ranked one of nation’s 10 best
Ohio University’s online master’s in Reading and Literacy Education program has been named one of the nation’s 10 best by OnlineMasters.com, which ranks programs using statistical and qualitative data from hiring managers, current students, noteworthy alumni, and hundreds of independent program rankings, among other metrics. The Patton College of Education ranked tenth out of 50 schools.

Cleveland Clinic chief to speak at Heritage College’s 2019 Commencement
Tom Mihaljevic, M.D., an accomplished surgeon who serves as CEO and president of Cleveland Clinic, will be the speaker for Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s 2019 Commencement, set for 10 a.m. May 11.  <br /><br />

Apr 1
Zanesville Campus livens up campus buildings with inspiring wall murals
This winter, the Zanesville Campus decided to liven things up by installing seven large wall murals in two of its buildings. The murals, which were created and installed by Ohio University Printing Services, are comprised of local images, famous quotes and inspirational phrases that add a visual impact to these spaces.

Mar 29
WellWorks and OUPD partnering to host free wellness programming this spring
With the warmer temperatures upon us, WellWorks and the Ohio University Police Department are looking forward to a new season of continued collaborative programming.

Mar 28
Alex Sheen named Spring 2019 commencement speaker
Alex Sheen, the founder of “because I said I would,” will deliver Ohio University’s Spring 2019 undergraduate commencement speech. “because I said I would” is an international social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept.

Mar 27
Anita Hill to speak on sexual harassment, #MeToo movement as part of Kennedy Lecture Series
OHIO will be hosting women’s rights icon Anita Hill, professor of social policy, law and women's, gender and sexuality studies at Brandeis University. Hill is set to speak on April 1 as a part of the Kennedy Lecture Series, which works to bring voices to campus to discuss a wide range of important issues.

Open forums announced for College of Arts and Sciences dean search finalists
Four finalists for the position of dean of the College of Arts and Sciences will interview on Ohio University’s Athens Campus during the week of April 1.

Valley turns out to celebrate women
Even though this was OUE’s third annual celebration of women, this year was the first time I had the opportunity to attend. I didn’t know quite what to expect, and I was pleasantly surprised to find the theater in Shannon Hall packed with participants. They came from all walks of life, ranging from the mother of one of my classmates to the executive director of the YWCA in Wheeling, teachers, school administrators, homemakers, high school softball players and many more.

Ohio University Eastern’s Celebrate Women event deemed a big success
Approximately 200 people attended the forum, held in the theater inside Shannon Hall on Thursday evening.  Attendees included many area women, a few men and several teens, including members of the Shadyside Lady Tigers basketball team, who were invited in recognition of their recent trip to the state tournament in Columbus.

OHIO staff work to protect campus trees
Eastern hemlock trees are under attack in the United States by a tiny pest called the hemlock woolly adelgid.

Ohio University set to celebrate International Week
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Week celebration, which will include the always-popular International Street Fair on Saturday, April 6.

OHIO fraternity and sorority life community presents three programs at national conference
The conference is the largest gathering of fraternity and sorority students in the country according to the Association’s website. Each year, more than 3,500 participants from around 225 campuses gather for an experience that hosts 200+ educational opportunities for students and professionals. The goal of the conference is to “create a change-enabling experience that accelerates progress in fraternity and sorority communities.”

Mar 26
Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do
An accessibility barrier is something that impacts, or may impact, access for a person living with a disability. Read more about them in the first part of the four-part Compass series "Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do."

OHIO Libraries host art mystery author to discuss writing and research in Southeast Asia
Ohio University Libraries, in association with the Ohio University Press and the Center for International Studies, will host the Authors @Alden series with Nancy Tingley, author of the Jenna Murphy Mysteries on April 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Alden Library’s fourth floor.

Vice President Secuban announces LGBT Center director finalists
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Gigi Secuban is pleased to announce that four finalists have been invited to interview on campus as candidates for Ohio University’s next director of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center.

Mar 25
Women of Appalachia Project awards 2019 Appalachian Advocate Award to Teresa Curtiss
Women of Appalachia Project Executive Director Kari Gunter-Seymour presented the 2019 WOAP Appalachian Advocate Award to Athens Food Rescue Executive Director Teresa Curtiss on Saturday, March 23. The Appalachian Advocate Award is annually given to a woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the wellbeing of Appalachian culture, Appalachian women’s health, Appalachian families or Appalachian land issues.

Athletic trainers within OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions to gain valuable clinical insight, experience via new partnership with the Cincinnati Reds
A new, forward-thinking partnership between Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and Major League Baseball’s Cincinnati Reds will provide athletic trainers in CHSP’s Division of Athletic Training with the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience and work with many of the country’s current and future baseball stars.

OHIO to join international sustainability movement
Ohio University will participate in its first-ever Earth Hour on Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Changes to the Department of Conference Services include new summer intern housing
For the past twelve years, the Department of Conference Services has been moving between the Departments of Housing and Residence Life and Event Services. But now, the little-known department has a permanent home at Event Services, which began rebranding in this past July to become Conference and Event Services.

Mar 22
Ohio University Board of Trustees Support Recommendations from Regional Higher Education Study
At their March 22 meeting, the Ohio University Board of Trustees considered the report and recommendations put forth this past fall by the University’s Regional Higher Education Task Force, which was co-chaired Dr. Nicole Pennington, Dean of the Southern Campus, and Dr. Brad Cohen, Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation.

Board of Trustees approves regional higher education recommendations during March meetings
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the extension of the University’s nursing program to the Eastern Campus during its meeting March 22.

Mar 21
OHIO mourns death of senior ceramics major
Ohio University mourns the death of William Taggart “Tag” Hauschild, 23, who was found deceased at Strouds Run State Park on Friday, March 8.