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Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Feb 10
Ohio University Chillicothe helps to bridge language barrier for local church
OUC's office of Continuing Education worked to find a solution for a community need in language training.

Interprofessional summit stresses human connections as soul of teamwork
A Jan. 27 Leadership Summit sponsored by the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Rural and Underserved Programs, featured a day of interactive workshops for Heritage College students and other health professions students.

Campus Recreation offering life-preserving technique classes
Ohio University Campus Recreation is offering classes every Wednesday through April 12 to provide the knowledge and confidence to perform life-preserving CPR-AED and First Aid techniques in the event of an emergency.

Feb 9
Chief Powers issues message in response to Feb. 1 events
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers issued a message to the OHIO community in response to protests around the country and the arrests that occurred at Baker University Center on Feb. 1.

Health Policy Day reflects Heritage College’s ongoing work to stop opioid abuse
This story recaps the Heritage College's Health Policy Day 2017, whose theme was "Healing Ohio's Opioid Crisis."

The Ohio Horse Park recognizes volunteers
Ohio University Southern and the Therapeutic Riding Center expressed gratitude to their volunteers at a fun-filled appreciation event on Jan. 23 at the Ohio Horse Park.

Feb 8
Campus, community input sought on Park Place Planning Strategy
Ohio University’s Park Place Planning Strategy Work Group is seeking campus and community input that will be used to chart the future of this historic area at the heart of the Athens Campus.

Campus Rec celebrating Valentine’s Day with ‘Cardio with Cupid’
The Group Fitness staff in Ohio University's Department of Campus Recreation will be hosting “Cardio with Cupid” from 4:35 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Group Fitness Room at the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center.

OHIO competes to win RecycleMania title with education, creativity and community events
Coming off back-to-back championships in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, Ohio University Campus Recycling and Zero Waste has already jumped into OHIO’s next competition: RecycleMania.

Valentine's for Timmy drive seeks to meet 1,000 donation goal
An OUC student's 5-year-old son is battling cancer and the community has rallied around the family to bring joy to Timmy for Valentine's Day.

OHIO community, area residents invited to participate in ‘Unity Walk’
Ohio University’s International Student Union is inviting members of the OHIO and surrounding communities to participate in the second annual Unity Walk, an event celebrating the diversity and unity of the Bobcat family. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 16 beginning at Wolfe Garden on the Athens Campus.

First-of-its-kind meditation room to open at OHIO’s Alden Library
The United Meditation Room, the first-of-its-kind space on the Athens Campus, will open to the Ohio University and surrounding communities at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, on the fifth floor of Alden Library.

Board Chair David A. Wolfort issues message on next step in presidential search
In a message to the OHIO community, Board of Trustees Chair David A. Wolfort announced a Feb. 22 board meeting to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

Feb 7
OUC Professor Barbara Mahaffey selected to present at IAMFC conference
Dr. Barbara Mahaffey was recently selected to present an education session at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors conference in New Orleans, La.

Farewell open house cancelled
A farewell open house for President Roderick J. McDavis and First Lady Deborah A. McDavis, scheduled for Feb. 7, has been cancelled.

Feb 3
Medical Assisting Technology is the right path for OUL's Grizzell
Ariel Rene Grizzell wants to work in the medical field where where she can help children. That is one of the reasons she chose to get her associates degree in Medical Assisting Technology at Ohio University Lancaster.

Feb 2
New residence halls compete in ENERGY STAR® 2016 National Building Competition
From Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2016, Ohio University’s most recent energy conservation initiative took place, enrolling the Athens Campus’ four newest residence halls in the ENERGY STAR ® 2016 National Building Competition.

Southern Campus addresses accessibility at Second Annual MLK Luncheon for faculty, staff
On Jan. 20, Ohio University Southern faculty and staff participated in the Second Annual MLK Luncheon, which focused on creating a culture of inclusion for students with disabilities.

Feb 1
Ohio University Police Department to host Department Recognition Ceremony Feb. 7
The Ohio University community is invited to attend the fourth annual Ohio University Police Department Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Students of the month named at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington students Maci Sollie and Chip Spangler have been selected as Fall Semester students of the month.

New intervention program receives Innovation Award
The Challenge Course Alcohol Intervention program proves that collaboration between departments can yield award-winning results.

OHIO releases projected enrollment numbers for spring semester 2017
Overall enrollment at Ohio University stands at 34,587, according to preliminary spring semester 2017 figures released by the Office of Institutional Research.

Jan 30
Patton College of Education dedicates newly renovated McCracken Hall
The $32.8 million renovation was McCracken’s first one since it was built in 1959. The project increased the building’s square feet from 66,000 to 100,500 and added an extra floor and a four-story addition.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit visits The Kennedy Museum of Art
In this edition of "Posts From the Provost," OHIO’s Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit visits one of her favorite spots on campus, the Kennedy Museum of Art.

Jan 29
President Roderick J. McDavis issues statement in response to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration
President Roderick J. McDavis sent a message to the Ohio University community on Jan. 29 regarding the executive order entitled “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States” signed by President Donald Trump.

Jan 27
Call for Nominations: Jane Johnsen Outstanding Women’s Advocacy Award
The Jane Johnsen Outstanding Women’s Advocacy Award was established in 2013 and is named in honor of Dr. Jane Johnsen in recognition of her dedication to advocacy for women’s issues both on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and in Fairfield County

Actor Darryl Van Leer to perform “Roadhouse Lounge” February 8 at Ohio University Lancaster
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington announces a special presentation on February 8.  Actor Darryl Van Leer will perform his one-man show at 3:30 p.m. in the Wagner Theatre.  The event is FREE and open to the public.

New WellWorks fitness center spaces promise remarkable wellness experiences for members
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is pleased to announce an expansion of the WellWorks fitness center.

Jan 26
A preview of upcoming spring Women’s Center events
Ohio University’s Women’s Center has some exciting things coming spring semester, including International Women’s Day Festival on Sunday, March 19.

Ohio University Southern hosts 25th annual MLK community celebration
Ohio University Southern honored the life, legacy and message of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during its 25th annual community celebration.

Jan 25
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington students named to fall semester dean’s list
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has announced its Dean’s List recipients for Fall Semester.

OHIO to host Campus Conversations on Feb. 1 and 21
Ohio University is hosting two Campus Conversations in February – one dedicated to communicating with those whom you disagree, the other focused on bystander intervention, sexual assault and interpersonal violence.

Ombudsperson Mac Stricklen serves as mediator and advocate for OHIO students, faculty and staff
Ohio University’s ombudsperson serves in many different roles for the University community, including as mediator, advocate and facilitator. Working and studying at a large university like OHIO comes with some challenges, and the ombudsperson can provide confidential support and resources for Bobcats as they move through their educational and professional journeys.

Ohio University Eastern Campus part of Ohio Valley Research Consortium
Ohio University Eastern is one of eight colleges and universities involved in the Ohio Valley Research Consortium, a group dedicated to making a difference in the Ohio Valley.

Common Experience Project on Sustainability film series continues into Spring 2017
The Common Experience Sustainability Film Series, hosted at the Athena Cinema, is returning for the spring semester to inspire greater environmental awareness. On selected Wednesday evenings this spring, bring a friend to watch free documentaries and discuss their impact in earth’s shifting ecosystems.

Ohio University earns second straight National GameDay Recycling Championship for waste diversion
Ohio University has successfully defended its national champion status in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, a competition between universities across the nation to achieve the greatest success in recycling and waste diversion.

Jan 24
Rec Center in Zanesville receives Ohio Secretary of State Recognition
Muskingum Recreation Center receives proclamation from Ohio Secretary of State

Jan 23
Ohio University Eastern hosting College Credit Plus Information Nights
Students currently in grades 6-11 and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Nights at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus on Wednesday, Feb. 1, and Monday, Feb. 6, at 6 p.m. in the Ohio University Eastern Theater located in Shannon Hall.

New Jefferson Marketplace to open Jan. 25 (PHOTOS)
Ohio University Culinary Services will open the new Jefferson Marketplace at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, unveiling a new culinary destination designed to serve both the on- and off-campus communities and featuring a number of firsts on the Athens Campus.

Southern Ohio Police Training Institute cadets celebrate graduation milestone
Four students from Ohio University Chillicothe's Southern Ohio Police Training Institute graduated as peace officers on Friday.

UPDATED: Athens Campus emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems on Friday, Feb. 3 at noon.

Jan 22
Sarr to kick off Contemporary History Institute's spring lecture series
Assan Sarr, assistant professor of history, will begin the Contemporary History Institute spring semester lecture series on Jan. 26 with “Gambia’s ‘Unprecedented’ 2016 Election: Accounting for the Recent Crisis in the Small West African Nation.”

Jan 20
OHIO trustees discuss preliminary FY2018 budget planning, Physician Practice Plan and more
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed FY2018 preliminary budget planning, strategic updates to the Housing Development Plan and more during meetings Thursday and Friday on the Athens Campus.

CHSP celebrates Grover Center phase one renovations
CHSP faculty, staff and students gathered last week to celebrate the unveiling of phase one of the Grover Center renovation project, part of a college wide effort to further interdepartmental collaboration and prepare students for a growing industry preference for interdisciplinary healthcare.

Ohio University Eastern to host second annual OUE Shark Challenge
The Ohio University Eastern Campus will be hosting the OUE Shark Challenge, an event focused on creating innovative ideas in the Ohio Valley, on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m.

Ohio University Board of Trustees appoints Dr. David Descutner interim president
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. David Descutner as interim president of the University, effective Feb. 18, 2017.

Jan 18
OUC Theater program takes on Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Seven OUC students attended the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in New Jersey.

Campus volunteers welcome Southern Campus students
Campus volunteers provided snacks, assistance, games and a movie – all served accompanied by a smiling face – during Welcome Week as Ohio University Southern kicked off spring semester classes Jan. 9.

Jan 17
Patton College of Education to host McCracken Hall ribbon cutting on Jan. 27
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the recently renovated and expanded McCracken Hall is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The ceremony will feature comments from Board of Trustees Chair David Wolfort, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Patton College Dean Renée A. Middleton.

Memorial concert to honor Eastern Campus’ David Noble
Music with Meaning, a collection of alumni and current students at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus, will be presenting a memorial concert to honor long-time Eastern Campus faculty member David Noble, who recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.