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News from OHIO's Campuses

Jul 22
Ohio University Airport runway to close Aug. 4-8
The Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport runway will be closed for an additional four days (runway only) from Aug. 4-8 in order to complete the final phase of a pavement rehabilitation project.

Jul 21
Ohio University SBDC named Excellence & Innovation Center of the Year
Following an enormously successful fiscal year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (Ohio University SBDC) was honored with the Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award from the Ohio Small Business Development Centers.

IMI’s first 360-degree narrative story selected for film festivals on four continents
Ohio University faculty and students involved in the Immersive Media Initiative are celebrating the acceptance of their first 360-degree narrative story into three film festivals and its screenings at venues spanning four continents.

Jul 20
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center to Offer In-Demand Real Estate Classes
Individuals wanting to earn licensure in Ohio’s real-estate industry can begin the required coursework at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center this fall.  The Pickerington Center is offering all four of the Real Estate classes required to sit for the State examination.

OHIO recognized for campus facilities sustainability progress
Ohio University’s sustainability efforts were placed on center stage last week when the University was honored with APPA’s Sustainability Award during the APPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jul 18
Heritage College health careers summer camp gets bigger, more diverse
Though only in its second year, a health careers summer camp for high school students offered on the university's Dublin campus is expanding its demographic reach and refining its approach.

Jul 15
OHIO hosts Civil War Symposium, Aug. 13
The History Department is hosting an Ohio Civil War Symposium at the Sherman House Museum in Lancaster on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

Bobcats invited to enjoy OHIO 'Dublin Den' at Irish Festival
The College of Health Sciences and Professions, the College of Business and the College of Fine Arts (Tantrum Theater) will sponsor the ‘Ohio University Dublin Den’ at the 2016 Irish Festival August 5-7 in Dublin, Ohio.

CHSP offers first Health Careers Summer Camp in Dublin
Thirty-two Central Ohio high school students got more than their money’s worth at the CHSP Health Careers Summer Camp held at the Dublin Integrated Education Center this past June.

Jul 14
Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review state data from spring benchmark survey
Ohio University received results on Tuesday from a benchmark survey by the Ohio Department of Higher Education that was voluntarily distributed across campus this past spring. While only 1,033 students (just 2.6%) of our student population responded, we will ask the Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review the data and make any necessary recommendations.

OU-C orientation sessions set tone for success
Student-focused approach in orientations and student success center pays dividends

Jul 11
Author Robert Gipe to speak at Athens Campus on Tuesday
Ohio University Press author Robert Gipe will speak at Authors@Alden on Tuesday, July 12. His illustrated novel, Trampoline traces the story of 15-year-old Dawn Jewell as she is drawn into her grandmother’s fight against mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky.

Kids on Campus to celebrate 20 years of service to children
The College of Health Sciences and Professions' Kids on Campus program is celebrating 20 years of service to area children with a cake reception for campers and their families on Thursday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in the Grover Center Atrium.

Jul 7
Ohio University Southern student organizations hold supply drive for Kanawha County flood victims
Members of Ohio University Southern's Ironton and Proctorville communities collected more than 800 items during a week-long disaster relief supply drive for Kanawha County, West Virginia flood victims.

Orlando vigil and Columbus Pride Parade part of LGBT Pride Month celebration
In celebration of 2016 LGBT Pride Month, Ohio University’s LGBT Center organized a campus vigil for the victims of the June 12 Orlando gay nightclub shooting and participated in the Columbus Pride Festival and Parade on June 18.

University, community partners and volunteers gather to paint new markers on bikeway
Volunteers, Ohio University representatives and community partners gathered Wednesday and Thursday in a joint effort to increase safety on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway by painting new mile markers along the widely used path, which stretches from Athens to Nelsonville.

Jul 6
The Patton College attends AACTE Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C.
The Patton College of Education organized a mix of teachers, students, and administrators to attend AACTE’s Day on the Hill in Washington, D.C., where they spoke to elected officials about proposed regulations on higher education teacher preparation programs.

Delegation’s trip to Ecuador includes grand opening of research facility, visit to Healthy Living Initiative communities
An Ohio University delegation traveled to Ecuador in June to participate in the grand opening of the Center for Research on Health in Latin America and to engage in discussions on new partnerships and visits to communities assisted by OHIO.

Jul 1
Chillicothe Campus hosts international symposium
Event connects with university, international colleagues and other news from OU-C

Jun 30
Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Robert Gipe
On Tuesday, July 12, Ohio University Libraries will welcome Robert Gipe, author, playwright, and professor of humanities at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, to discuss his book, “Trampoline,” in Alden Library.

Bobcat Pass program kicks off July 1
Bobcat Pass, the pilot partnership between Ohio University and the City of Athens that allows students, faculty and staff to use their University ID as a fare card for unlimited travel on the Athens Public Transit (APT) system, will officially launch Friday, July 1.

Jun 29
Canines and Kids Read Together at Ohio University Lancaster
The Hannah V. McCauley Library at Ohio University Lancaster is offering local children the opportunity to read to a therapy dog through the Dog Tales program.

Jun 27
Rehearsals Underway for Ohio University Lancaster’s Production of The Wizard of Oz
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will be performing a musical theatre adaptation of the classic film The Wizard of Oz in the recently renovated Wagner Theatre.

Jun 24
Trustees approve FY2017 budget
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2017 budget and discussed strategic planning efforts at meetings on the Lancaster Campus during the June 2016 meeting.

Ohio University Lancaster Students Attend Vigil to Mourn Orlando Shooting Victims
Among the attendees at the candlelight vigil were members of Gender Equality Solidarity Society (G.E.S.S.), a student organization at Ohio University Lancaster.

Jun 22
AEP Ohio presents Ohio University Southern with $25,000 for efficiency project
American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio recently met with officials at Ohio University Southern to present the campus with a $25,000 energy incentive check for recently completed improvements.

Bobcat Student Orientation takes on a Zero Waste experience
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Office of Sustainability have teamed up with Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) in hopes of diverting 90 percent of waste from landfills during the orientation.

Jun 20
June Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees June meetings on the Lancaster Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Jun 17
Colorful Southern Campus team completes 5K to benefit ImPACT testing for high school athletes
For the nine members of the Ohio University Southern Color Splash 2016 team, June 11 started with a bang and burst of rainbow. Proceeds from the event help fund crucial screenings for high school athletes.

AACTE recognizes The Patton College of Education’s clinical model of education as one of the best
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education continues to feature The Patton College of Education in its Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series, recognizing its clinical model of education as one of the nation’s best.

Jun 16
Ohio University to address need for more study space with a new academic center
The Board of Trustees will be presented a resolution for review and approval at the next board meeting that would allow the University to proceed with the design phase for a new academic center.

Jun 15
Gates Foundation-Ross County scholars are named
Students pursue college goals, Prof. Trube speaks in China and more news from Chillicothe Campus

Jun 14
Voinovich School hosts return of statewide prevention and recovery conference
Nearly 500 prevention and recovery professionals from throughout Ohio will soon return to Athens as the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs hosts the Ohio Promoting Wellness & Recovery (OPEC) Conference for the second time, June 27 – 29, 2016 at the Ohio University Baker Center.

Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Spring Semester Dean’s List Announced
114 students qualified for the Dean’s List at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center. The students represented cities and towns from all over Ohio. Students achieving Dean’s List are listed alphabetically by last name with their hometown.

Jun 13
A message from President McDavis regarding Monday's vigil for the Orlando shooting victims.
The following message was sent by President Roderick J. McDavis to the Ohio University community on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Jun 10
OUS Academy of Excellence to focus on Greek culture
Ohio University Southern will present “Exploring the World,” the 36th annual Academy of Excellence summer camp July 18-22 at the Proctorville Center and July 25-29 at the Ironton campus.

Jun 9
Annual competition awards students a trip to South America
The OHIO Global Health Case Competition is returning for its third year to promote the importance of solving global health issues and helping underserved populations.

WOUB, its staff and Storytelling Institute garner seven regional Emmy nominations
Evan Shaw of WOUB Public Media and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact have earned seven Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ohio Valley Chapter.

WOUB content is now available on NPR One app
NPR One connects listeners with a stream of public radio news, stories and podcasts focusing on topics and discussions that the listener chooses.

Jun 7
New Grants Fund Continued Research, Outreach for EM's Portsmouth, Paducah Sites
The Office of Environmental Management (EM) recently awarded grants to Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the University of Kentucky to develop publicly available information related to the cleanup of the Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion plant sites in Ohio and Kentucky.

On- and Off-Campus Student Move Out Recycling and Reuse Efforts a Huge Success
This year’s Ohio University Move Out provided students with more opportunities to recycle and donate unwanted items than ever before.  For four months leading up to graduation weekend, a planning committee convened with the goal of improving the Move Out process.

Jun 6
Registration continues for new Teen Adventure Camp
There’s still time for area teens to sign up for Outdoor Pursuits' new Teen Adventure Camp, scheduled for July 25-29. The camp will include hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, paddleboarding and backpacking in and around the Athens area.

OHIO delegation to participate in grand opening of new research facility in Ecuador
A delegation of Ohio University students, faculty and staff will travel to Ecuador in June to take part in the grand opening of a new research facility and visit OHIO-related programs in the country.

Jun 3
Ohio University Airport to close runway on June 12 for resurfacing
The Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport runway will close (runway only) from June 12 to July 3 in order for a pavement rehabilitation project to be completed.

Jun 2
Athletic Training Program Services the Underserved in Dublin
CHSP is broadening opportunities for students interested in the Post-Professional Athletic Training Program by offering classes in Dublin, Ohio.

Jun 1
A Year in Review for OHIO's Division of Student Affairs
The departments in Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs reflect on the biggest wins of the past academic year.

May 31
Copperheads launch zero-waste initiative in partnership with Campus Recycling
The Southern Ohio Copperheads will be swinging into the summer with a new green initiative that hopes to achieve zero waste at games and strives to help educate the greater community about recycling, re-use, and compost.

May 27
The College of Health Sciences and Professions mourns passing of faculty member Joan Jurich
Joan Jurich, associate professor of family studies, lost a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, May 23.

May 26
Ohio University Lancaster Student-Athletes selected to ORCC All-Academic Teams
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected nineteen area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for the 2016 Spring Semester.

May 25
Members of OHIO Soccer Coaching Program visit Madrid, Spain
Members of the Ohio University Soccer Coaching Program recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime coaching education visit to Madrid, Spain.