Friday, Oct 19, 2018

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Oct 18
Ohio University to Host Debate for Ohio's 15th Congressional District on Oct. 30
Ohio University will host a debate between Steve Stivers and Rick Neal, candidates for Ohio's 15th Congressional District.

Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ 2018 Homecoming football game
Faculty, staff, students and OHIO Bobcat football fans arriving to campus on Saturday, October 20 should be aware of the following traffic patterns that will affect game day traffic.

Oct 17
iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 19-25, 2018
This week's Calendar of Events schedule includes theatrical performances, keynote speeches and Homecoming events.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 27
The City of Athens, the Athens Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering up to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Elks Lodge located at 600 W. Union Street, Athens, Ohio.

Oct 16
Beautification project slated to enhance iconic campus views
Visitors to Ohio University’s campus often remark about its natural beauty and the beauty of campus. Approach Athens, and the campus of Ohio University from any direction on US-33 and you can’t help but notice the sweeping views of brick buildings, rooflines, and cupolas, bordered by the Hocking River and surrounded by trees.

Egypt@OHIO program bids farewell to Fulbright Scholars, hopes to continue partnership
This summer, six public health scholars from Egypt visited Ohio University as part of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program. After 10 weeks of cross-cultural and academic experience, the program was deemed a resounding success.

Oct 15
CHSP helps present Leap to Faith in Recovery event
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is co-sponsoring the Leap to Faith in Recovery event with the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The event takes place at Hocking College’s Student Center in Nelsonville on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Oct 12
Annual campus steam system repairs completed
Each year Ohio University’s Facilities Management and Architecture, Design and Construction teams assess the campus’s steam distribution system and identify the highest priorities for repair. This month the steam system repair project wraps up for the year.

Ohio University named national leader in recent ‘Best Green College’ ranking
Ohio University was ranked 16th in the top 25 Best Green Colleges in the United States according to College Consensus, a new college ratings website.

Oct 11
Ohio University plans for ‘RAPID response’ to address Southeast Ohio’s opioid epidemic
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and partner agencies will use a RAPID response to address Southeast Ohio’s opioid epidemic thanks to a planning grant in the amount of $200,000 from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Voinovich School awarded $300K to continue PORTSfuture program
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has been awarded $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office to continue work on the PORTSfuture program for the 2019 fiscal year.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 12-18, 2018
This week's schedule includes the Komen Race for the Cure, a screening of the movie, "Love, Gilda," and a Spikeball Tournament.

Kitchen Table Conversation to kick off Open Access activities in the Libraries
University Libraries’ Kitchen Table Conversation will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Alden Library. The conversation will focus on the cost of textbooks, course materials and the efforts taken to provide open access.

Oct 10
Athens Halloween celebration to take place Oct. 27
The annual street party includes live music and an opportunity for partygoers to display their creative costumes.

Explore fashion industry careers at Make It Work in Fashion panel
Learn how a passion for fashion can become a profitable career at the Make It Work in Fashion event Monday, Oct. 18, from 5-8 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Oct 8
Home Savings to sponsor Community Hoop Fest ‘18
The one-day event will take place at the beautiful Health and Physical Education Center on the campus of Ohio University Eastern on Saturday, October 27.  The activities will begin with a K - 6th grade Youth Clinic from 9am – 10:30pm, followed by a 3 on 3 Tournament at 11am.

Bobcat community invited to pedal with police
OUPD Community Relations Officer John Stabler started the Stroll Patrol program last fall, as a way to facilitate casual interactions between the police and the campus community. A year later, he is still leading groups of OHIO employees and community members on brisk walks around campus every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, but he also is giving his Bobcat family the opportunity to bike around campus together through Pedal with Police.

Public meeting to be held on future of former Hocking Correctional Facility
The Appalachian Recovery Project (ARP) will hold a public meeting to discuss the future of the former Nelsonville prison facility on Oct. 15 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Inn at Hocking College in Nelsonville.

Oct 7
Oct. 8 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day is intended to celebrate Native Americans and commemorate their shared history and culture.

Oct 5
The Women’s Center hosts Emily Yates in first Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays
The guest speaker was Emily Yates, an accessibility consultant, travel writer and TV presenter from Glasgow, Scotland. During the workshop, she discussed how we can all better integrate disabilities into the discussion of sexuality.

Oct 4
Rehearsals underway for Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s fall production
Meet the cast of “The Drowsy Chaperone” opening November 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and runs through December 2, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Javier Ávila to speak on campus for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
The month’s headline speaker, Javier Ávila is putting on his one-man show called, “The Trouble with My Name,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. A renowned professor, poet and novelist, he has won multiple awards for his work.

Watch Ohio University’s new national commercial [VIDEO]
Ohio University’s new national commercial highlights a University that has more than 250 academic programs to choose from and students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. Watch the 30-second commercial here.

Ohio University Eastern faculty member Jacqueline Yahn to speak at Propel Ohio
Ohio University Eastern Assistant Professor of Middle Childhood Education Jacqueline Yahn has accepted an invitation to speak at Propel Ohio Collegiate Leadership Summit on Friday, October 12 at the Cleveland State University Wolstein Center.

Oct 3
iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 5-11, 2018
This week's schedule includes several talks, a campus business forum and a School of Music recital. Find out more details on the CUE.

Patient advocacy fund founder honored by CHSP with plaque
Ohio University graduate Herbert E. Eglie is passionate about healthcare personnel communicating at a high level with patients; so much so that in 2014 he committed $1 million to establish the Herbert E. Eglie Patient Advocacy Fund. On Sept. 7, he was invited to the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Student Scholarship Awards Reception where he was presented with a replica of a plaque that hangs in the interprofessional education lab on the second floor of Grover Center in honor of Eglie’s gift.

Boiler replacement project concludes
A two-year project to upgrade Ohio University’s steam generation concludes this fall. The project, which began in summer of 2016 features two new and two retrofitted boilers at the Lausche Heating Plant. Those boilers produce the steam to heat the majority of the buildings across campus.

Oct 2
Math professor to Associate Dean to Campus Dean to Friends of the Library speaker
Friends of the Library will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Robert Klein, Interim Dean, Eastern Campus and Associate professor of Mathematics, about his experience and participation in Navajo math circles.

Oct 1
Ohio University releases 2018 Annual Security Report in accordance with federal Clery Act
Ohio University releases 2018 Annual Security Report in accordance with federal Clery Act

Gillogly named chair of IHS in College of Health Sciences and Professions
A 17-year veteran of Ohio University and decorated employee has been named the new chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies (IHS) in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Sep 27
Dean of Heritage College, Dublin, picked to chair global osteopathic organization
William J. Burke, D.O., dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin, has been elected chair of the Osteopathic International Alliance.

K9 officers contribute to campus community
Ohio University’s police officers patrol campus by cruiser, bike, or on foot, but two officers patrol on four paws. K9 officers Brody and Alex work diligently alongside their human handlers, Officers Mike Harlow and Tim Woodyard, to help provide security at campus events.

Roll into battle for a good cause
Some of the most fun you can have on two wheels is back in the form of Quad Rugby 2018. The fundraiser is held for the Buckeye Blitz, a semi-professional quad rugby team based in Columbus, and is being hosted by the Ohio University physical therapy division on Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in OHIO’s Ping Center.

iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 2018
This week's calendar features Parents Weekend activities, theater shows and the OUPD Stroll Patrol.

Sep 26
Patton College hosts inaugural technology institute to benefit P-12 educators and their students
This summer, The Patton College of Education hosted its first Summer Technology Institute: “Educators Implementing Innovative and Practical Technology in the Classroom.” The event provided technology training and professional development for P-12 teachers, teacher educators, and teacher candidates.

Scripps Partnership Celebration honors Scripps Howard Foundation commitment to OHIO
<br />The celebration was prompted by the fulfillment of a $15 million pledge made by the Scripps Howard Foundation to the Scripps College of Communication. The funding has provided support for professional and student development, scholarships, internships, innovation programs and visiting professional programs in the college, among other things.

CHSP honors scholarship winners
Nearly 100 of the top students in the College of Health Sciences and Professions were recognized for their achievements during the 39th Annual Scholarship Awards Reception held inside Ohio University’s Grover Center on Friday, Sept. 7.

Sep 24
Health care changes require doctors to rethink roles, speaker tells medical students
OhioHealth executive Bruce Vanderhoff spoke at the 43rd Annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, where 266 students received white coats signifying their status as physicians in training.

Middle school students debate the future of our world within the universe
The Universalization Student Debate was hosted by the NSS at its annual conference and focused on the question of ‘whether universalization can promote global peace through cooperation’. During the course of the debate, the student teams, ages 12 to 14, discussed the future of space governance, the sustainability of humanity through cooperation, and the nature of space as the next frontier.

Sep 21
Former White House photographer to be honored with OHIO’s federal government alumni award
Former White House photographer to be honored with OHIO’s federal government alumni award

University paving project complete
A campus roadway milling and paving project has been completed. This year Ohio University partnered with the City of Athens for the first time on the city’s annual paving project.

Sep 20
IEW 2018 to feature conference on Sustainable Development Goals
This fall’s International Education Week (IEW) will feature a wide range of events and activities, including a conference focused on the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 21-27, 2018
This week's schedule includes active shooter training, a panel discussion and the welcome convocation for the newest medical students. Read about other upcoming OHIO events on the CUE.

Sep 19
Patton College Literacy Center to host book fair during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week
The Patton College of Education’s Stevens Literacy Center will host a Scholastic Book Fair in conjunction with Adult Education and Family Literacy Week and Ohio University’s Parents Weekend. The Fair will be held Sept. 27-30 in McCracken Hall 218.

TEDx speaker Stephanie Lampkin to deliver OHIO Leadership Summit keynote speech Oct. 3
Stephanie Lampkin, TEDx speaker and former downhill ski racer, will deliver, “Control Your Identity, Control Your Destiny,” Wednesday, Oct. 3. She will also participate in a roundtable discussion of diversity and leadership on Thursday, Oct. 4.

President Nellis shares summary of his 2018 State of the University Address
During our Faculty and Staff Convocation yesterday, I praised and thanked colleagues in my first State of the University address as Ohio University’s 21st President. During that address, I shared the progress we have made relative to our strategic pathways and priorities, highlighted some of the more notable achievements that have propelled us forward this past academic year and began to lay the groundwork for the year to come.

OHIO representatives meet with alumni, partners in four African countries
Ohio University representatives traveled to four African countries in June and July and met with enthusiastic alumni, visited with inspiring students taking part in summer programs, and held meetings with important partner universities and institutions. The trip included visits to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal.

OHIO partners with HAPCAP to provide transportation services to University community
Last year, Ohio University partnered with the Hocking Athens Perry Community Action program on various training activities and events including, Ride with Rufus and Ohio Loves Transit Week. HAPCAP also administers OHIO’s Go Bus and Bobcat Pass Program to the University.

Sep 18
Ohio University provides initial response to Ohio Inspector General investigation issued today
Ohio University has been cooperating with the Ohio Inspector General’s (OIG) review of our business practices for over three years. This morning, the resulting report was released.

Heritage College professor’s book explains why U.S. has so many cesareans
In her new book, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine professor Jacqueline H. Wolf explains how the U.S. cesarean section rate got so high.