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News from OHIO's Campuses

Apr 17
Recipients of the 2017 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award honored
On Thursday, April 13, four graduate students were presented with the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence in graduate teaching assistants.

Apr 14
April 16th marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Ohio University Lancaster campus groundbreaking
Ohio University held a groundbreaking for its Lancaster campus fifty years ago on April 16, 1967.

History Day contest held at Zanesville Campus
Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus recently hosted the Region 10 Ohio History Day where 100 elementary, middle school and high school students presented projects in four categories and were judged and provided feedback by campus staff, upper-level students and area business leaders.

Apr 13
Minor changes anticipated for OHIO’s WOUB Public Media stations after FCC Spectrum Auction
Ohio University’s WOUB Public Media stations, WOUB-TV (Athens) and WOUC-TV (Cambridge), have announced that minor changes will occur in the coming months as the result of an FCC Spectrum Auction.

Ohio University Lancaster guitar club to perform free concert April 19th
Ohio University Lancaster’s Guitar Club (STRUM) will present a free concert on Wednesday, April 19, 20strum201717, from 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in OUL Brasee Hall’s Bobcat Bistro.  The concert is free and open to faculty, staff, students and the general public.

Registration for Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's "Grease" auditions began Monday, April 10th
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Viewing Libraries: Authors@Alden welcomes home OHIO alumnus Thomas E. Schiff
Discussing history, architecture, inspiration and the importance of libraries, OHIO alumnus and renowned photographer Thomas E. Schiff sat down to talk with Miriam Intrator, special collections librarian in Alden Library, as a part of the Authors@Alden series on March 30.

OHIO Accessibility Liaisons: Meet John Mollica
The Accessibility Liaison program was created in September of 2016 with the intent to increase awareness and conversation around living with a disability at Ohio University. John Mollica, an OHIO fourth year student studying industrial and system engineering, was invited to be a part of the first cohort of Liaisons.

International Week flag raising event highlights OHIO's global story (VIDEO)
A video produced by Ohio University Communications and Marketing documents this year's international flag raising event, an annual International Week tradition celebrating the cultural diversity OHIO's international community brings to the Bobcat family and the greater community.

iCUE Spotlight: April 13-20, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, days of plays, preparing for finals, learning about open education, and showing some love to the trees and planet.

Time capsule snapshots first year in OHIO’s newest residence halls
On April 7, the Ohio University community commemorated OHIO’s newest residence halls with a time capsule that snapshots Bobcat life in 2017.

Apr 12
At 2017 Grover Lecture, health department head talks problems, potential for Ohio
Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes presented the 2017 Grover Lecture Series on Thursday, April 6, in Grover Center room E234. Dean Randy Leite introduced Interim Director Himes, whose presentation was titled "The Business of Public Health and Social Justice."

OUPD to remove abandoned bikes in June
The Ohio University Police Department will remove all abandoned bikes on the Athens Campus in June after tagging them for removal in May.

Apr 11
OUC nursing program receives new Apollo simulator
OUC's nursing program received a state-of-the-art Apollo simulator which simulates real-life scenarios for nursing students.

University requesting feedback on Utility Master Plan draft
Senior Associate Vice President for Facilities and Operational Support Joe Lalley has confirmed six speaking engagements during Earth Week to vet the contents of the University’s Utility Master Plan draft (UMP). That document contains recommendations for moving Ohio University’s infrastructure forward in a way that contributes to the institution’s goals and values.

Apr 10
Learn more about Spring Commencement 2017
Ohio University is preparing for the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies that will take place at the end of the semester.

Apr 9
New Global Leadership Center director to address conflict in South Sudan
Matthew LeRiche, the new director of Ohio University's Global Leadership Center, will present “Not Just Another War in Africa: Explaining the Conflict in South Sudan” from noon until 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in Baker University Center 231.

Apr 7
OHIO welcomes the Accessibility Liaisons as a vehicle of change
The Accessibility Liaison program was created in 2016 with the intent to increase awareness and conversation around living with a disability at Ohio University. The group consists of OHIO students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, who understand disability impact.

Apr 6
International breakfast on April 10 to celebrate placing of the flags on the College Green
Ohio University's International Student Union will be hosting a breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, April 10, on College Green.

University to host several events for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Throughout the month there will be several events to engage the community in building a stronger culture of consent and respect in which power-based and sexual violence are not tolerated.

Apr 5
Ohio University Southern hosts Women of Appalachia Project ‘Women Speak’ event
Fourteen female writers shared their essays and poetry as part of “Women Speak,” an event of the Women of Appalachia Project Friday in the Mains Rotunda of Ohio University Southern.

Apr 4
Kennedy Lecture ¦ What Type of Energy Must Be Harnessed for Future of Humanity? April 14
The Kennedy Lecture Series and the Department of Physics & Astronomy present a special talk by Federico Rosei, Director, Professor and UNESCO Chair in Materials and Technologies, INRS-Ènergie, Univ. du Quebec, Montreal, Canada, on "What type of energy must be harnessed for the future of humanity?" on Friday, April 14, at 4:10 p.m. in Walter 245.

A sneak preview of renovations to Jefferson Hall residences (PHOTOS)
Photos capture the progress of a $39 million renovation to residential areas of Jefferson Hall, which will reopen to students this August.

Leadership coach Rachel Simmons empowers promising OHIO women
Bestselling book author brings humor and heart to lecture series about recognizing and utilizing your talents and skills.

Correspondent for The Washington Post named Ohio University’s 2017 Undergraduate Commencement speaker
Ohio University has announced that national correspondent for The Washington Post Wesley Lowery will serve as its 2017 Undergraduate Commencement speaker. Lowery will speak at the morning and afternoon ceremonies.

Apr 3
Membership of Ridges Advisory Committee announced
Ohio University has released the membership roster of the Ridges Advisory Committee. The committee's composition is prescribed in Ohio House Bill 59.

OUC Theater Program brings “Ghosts” to life in spring production
OUC's theater program will present "Ghosts" beginning April 6 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Hall Auditorium.

OUC student working to combat misinformation about Planned Parenthood through activism event
OUC's Sarah Peters chose to focus her activism project, titled “The Other 97%” into an informative event focused on challenging falsehoods about Planned Parenthood.

Take the Compass Satisfaction Survey through Friday, April 21
Please participate in University Communications and Marketing’s 2017 Compass Satisfaction Survey through Friday, April 21. Participants in the survey are eligible to win $25 of Bobcat Cash.

Obama’s chief official White House photographer returns to OHIO for Communication Week
Hundreds of people packed the Baker Center Theatre on March 28 to hear Pete Souza, former chief official White House photographer, speak for Communication Week.

Contribute to Ohio University's #YouAreWelcomeHere video
Members of the Ohio University community are asked to contribute to the #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign.

International Week to be held April 9-16, International Street Fair on April 15
Ohio University’s International Week will be held April 9-16 and will feature a wide range of cultural events, dynamic speakers and the always-popular International Street Fair.

African Studies Spring Lecture on ‘Group Prenatal Care in Malawi and Tanzania’ set for April 7
Ohio University’s African Studies program will present its Spring Lecture “Group Prenatal Care in Malawi and Tanzania,” featuring Dr. Crystal L. Patil, on Friday, April 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Walter Hall 135.

Ohio University celebrates official opening of new United Meditation Room
Ohio University celebrated the inauguration of its new United Meditation Room, located on the fifth floor of Alden Library, with a special ceremony on Thursday, March 2.

Mar 31
Student art exhibition showcases best of OUC’s artists
The 30th annual undergraduate student exhibition, titled Exchange, will open April 5, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Patricia Scott gallery highlighting the work of students on the Chillicothe campus.

OUC’s police training program earns VA-approved institution status
Veteran and military affiliated students who attend Ohio University Chillicothe’s Southern Ohio Police Training Institute (SOPTI) will now be able to use their Veterans Affairs (VA) education benefits thanks to approval through the Department of Veterans Affairs.

WellWorks unveils new direct deposit payment plan
Monthly recurring direct debit payments will now be offered for one-year family and individual memberships, making it easier than ever before to enjoy the benefits of a WellWorks facilities.

Springfest 2017 at Ohio University Lancaster April 8th-13th
Students at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington planned an entire week of events and activities for the annual Springfest 2017 from April 8th through April 13th.

Mar 30
Center for International Studies welcomes alumni back to campus for special events
Ohio University’s Center for International Studies (CIS) welcomed several alumni back to campus recently to talk with students, share advice and answer questions about the work that they are doing.

Southern Campus’ Envision Access conference addresses needs of students with disabilities
Ohio University Southern hosted more than 60 participants at the March 24 inaugural “Envision Access” conference, a program that featured speakers who focused on various aspects of supporting students with disabilities.

Mar 29
Environmental justice proponent Teresa Mills awarded 2017 Appalachian Advocate Award
The award is annually awarded by the Ohio University Multicultural Center and Women’s Center to a woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the well being of Appalachian communities, Appalachian women’s health, Appalachian families and Appalachian land issues.

Cherry trees lighting this week along the Hocking River
The University is lighting up the grove of Cherry Trees near the Hocking River and the Convocation Center this week. The lighting began on March 27 and will continue at least through April 2.

George Washington Forum ¦ Freedom of Speech, 1550–1850, April 7-8
The George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics and Institutions hosts an international conference on Freedom of Speech, 1550–1850 on Friday–Saturday, April 7–8.

Mar 28
Spring 2017 Literary Festival to be held April 5-7
The 2017 Spring Literary Festival, held April 5, 6, 7, will feature authors Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Mary Cappello, Gerald Early, Tom Sleigh and Colm Tóibín.

Libraries to host networking event on fake news and information literacy
This meeting will host a discussion on information literacy-related projects from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 on the 4th floor of Alden Library.

Mar 27
Office of Sustainability, Moving and Surplus announce ReBike Program
Are you an Ohio University student, or staff or faculty member who would like to purchase an affordable used bicycle? The University has a great new program to offer.

Ohio University Press novel receives starred review from Library Journal
Library Journal gave a starred review to Jim Minick’s debut novel, “Fire Is Your Water," saying it “belongs at the top of every spring reading list.”

Athens Beautification Day expands to include a week of community service
Sponsored by Ohio University's Community Service Leadership Council, the 13th annual Athens Beautification Day will be held Sunday, April 9, and will be preceded for the first time by a week filled with events designed to bring OHIO students and employees and Athens-area residents together to give back to the community they all call home.

Mar 26
‘Wonderful World of Skating 2017’ to transform Bird Arena into Magical Kingdom
Ohio University’s Bird Arena will be transformed into the Magical Kingdom for "The Wonderful World of Skating 2017" from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

Mar 24
Campus Recycling combats the plastic bag with reusable alternatives
On the morning of Wednesday, March 22, Ohio University students, faculty and staff were immediately greeted by powerful artistic demonstration of plastic bag use at Baker University Center. As part of the educational outreach component of RecycleMania, OHIO Campus Recycling representatives stood before the demonstration handing out 500 reusable grocery bags to combat plastic bag use.