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Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015

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News from OHIO's Campuses

Sep 2
Ohio University celebrates summer sustainability accomplishments
As Ohio University students, faculty and staff settle back into the rhythm of a new academic year, University officials are celebrating many sustainability-related accomplishments that took place in the past four months.

Sep 1
Black Farm fest salutes Chillicothe Campus partnership
Upcoming event captures the clout of collaboration

Constitution Day: 'Citizens United/Citizens Divided,' Sept. 10
Ohio University's Constitution Day 2015 lecture features Dr. Carol Greenhouse discussing "Citizens United/Citizens Divided" on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. in Baker Theater.

Costa Lecture: Black Power movement in age of Obama and #BlackLivesMatter, Sept. 10
Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University, delivers the 38th Annual Costa Lecture in History on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Galbreath Chapel.

Food Studies Theme kicks off fall 2015 at Paw Paw Festival
Join the Food Studies theme at the 17th annual Paw Paw Festival, Sept. 11-13 to celebrate local foods and the vibrant food heritage of Athens, OH. Visit their tent and tune in for appearances by Dr. Paul Patton and Dr. Eric Lemay.

Heritage College, Dublin, program lets high school students try health care on for size
A new program offered at the Heritage College, Dublin, gives promising high school students a chance to see what it's like to work in a wide range of health professions.

Wealth & Poverty theme begins with 'Focus on Africa' in September
The Wealth & Poverty theme begins with a special series focused on inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa from Sept. 17-24.

What Does the Future Hold? film series kicks off in September
The Knowing the Future theme goes to the movies with the "What Does the Future Hold?" film series on four Tuesdays this fall.

Writers Harvest: Local authors and food drive, Sept. 15
Three renowned local writers read from their work at Writers Harvest, a benefit reading hosted by Ohio University’s Creative Writing program, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Walter Hall Rotunda, with a reception following in the lobby outside the theater.

Aug 31
Bobcats – past and present, near and far – celebrate grand opening of new residential housing complex
August 29 marked a historic day on Ohio University's Athens Campus as members of the Bobcat family near and far celebrated the completion of a $110 million project that has brought four new residence halls and a first-of-its-kind Living Learning Center to the campus.

Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens campus will test several of its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Sept. 4.

Fall semester underway at Southern Campus
Fall semester is in full swing at Ohio University Southern, as classes resumed on Aug. 24. Students had the opportunity to participate in an array of fun activities during Welcome Week.

Lancaster Campus student named Emerging Athena
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student has been recognized for her work helping those in our community. Alyssa Bateson is majoring in Social Work and plans to pursue a career helping women and children get their lives back on track after battling addiction.  Bateson was honored with the Emerging Athena award at a Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce dinner last week.

Women's Center ready for busy fall semester
The Ohio University Women’s Center will promote their mission this fall through a series of events designed to educate and entertain the University and local communities.

Aug 28
Zimbabwe’s Thomas Mapfumo to debut new album at Ohio University
Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. On Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m., OHIO will host a lecture and demonstration from Mapfumo in the Schoonover Center, room 450.

Aug 27
Fall tobacco cessation classes will begin for OHIO employees and students
Ohio University continues to show support for those interested in quitting their tobacco use with upcoming tobacco cessation classes this fall.

Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters
Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters

OHIO trustees hear updates on budget
At meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Campus, University officials updated the OHIO Board of Trustees on the final state budget and how that will shape institution-wide planning efforts moving forward.

Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in northeast Ohio
Hundreds of friends, partners and supporters joined Ohio University and its Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate the college’s new campus in northeast Ohio.

Ohio University moves to single-stream recycling
This year, the Ohio University community will find recycling on campus is easier than ever as OHIO moves to single-stream, mixed recycling processes.

Aug 26
HVAC improvements underway at Southern Campus
Contractors have started in full force on improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Collins and Riffe Centers on Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

Information session to explore OHIO’s new student preferred name policy
A brown bag information session designed to raise awareness about and answer questions related to Ohio University's new student preferred name policy will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Baker University Center 240/242.

Multicultural Student Expo is Thursday
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

Nominations sought for 2015 Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
The Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at Ohio University or in their fields or disciplines.

Southern Campus staff participate in 3D modeling training
Staff from the nursing, art, electronic media and computer services departments at Ohio University Southern recently participated in a three-day training program for the campus’ new 3D print module.

University College, Libraries debut online OHIO history project
University College and University Libraries are proud to debut “An Introduction to Ohio University,” a web-based, multi-media project that documents the University’s rich and distinct history – from its humble beginnings in the wilderness of the Ohio Country through its post-World War II rise to prominence.

Aug 25
Chillicothe Campus opens fall term in style
Advancements, activities set tone for successful academic year

Lancaster Campus students learn about student organizations [SLIDESHOW]
The first day of classes at Ohio University Lancaster was filled with food and information.  Several student organizations had information tables in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall to help new students learn about the opportunities for involvement on campus.

New features coming to Catmail on the web
Microsoft will be introducing some improvements and adding some new features starting as soon as Sep. 1.

Aug 24
It's time to use the CUE
Add your OHIO events to the University's official Calendar of University Events! The CUE will make the switch to updated functionality with Active Calendar soon but all data from the current system will be migrated.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Gatehouse Media CEO Kirk Davis
The chief executive officer of Gatehouse Media took classes at Ohio University Lancaster in the early 1980s.  Gatehouse Media recently purchased the Columbus Dispatch.

OHIO, Athens communities invited to grand opening, ribbon-cutting for new residence halls
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities are invited to a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase I of OHIO's Housing Development Plan, which will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the new Living Learning Center. A special student celebration is planned that evening.

Aug 21
Southern Campus’ director of electronic media pens book
Don Moore, associate professor and director of Ohio University Southern's electronic media program, has released a book on David E. Carter, a small-town kid who became known both nationally and internationally in the creative media world.

Aug 20
Southern Campus welcomes new students at first convocation
One by one, first-year students filed into Ohio University Southern’s Bowman Auditorium on Tuesday evening for a chance to meet faculty, staff and other students during the campus' first convocation.

Aug 19
Microsoft releases critical Windows update: Users encouraged to install
If you have a Windows computer, run Windows Update at your earliest convenience.

University, city celebrate opening of Bobcat Lane
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl gathered Tuesday with members of the campus and Athens communities to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane on the OHIO campus.

Aug 17
Lancaster Campus Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer published in ALAO blog
Ohio University Lancaster Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer Paul Clayton Campbell is giving his colleagues advice on how to face their fears and try new things in a recently published article called “The Dark German Forest of Library Instruction.”

Ohio University named one of America’s Greenest Universities by Sierra Club
Ohio University has been identified as one of America’s Greenest Universities by Sierra Club. The list, which was announced on Aug. 11, rates institutions based on performance in the following areas: co-curricular, energy, investments, food, innovation, academics, planning, purchasing, transportation, waste and water.

University mourns Southern Campus Fine Arts student
Southern Campus student Bonnie Gay Clay died at her home in Ironton on Aug. 9. She was majoring in fine arts.

Aug 14
Distinguished African scholar to visit Ohio University
Professor Francis Beng Nyamnjoh of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will spend the month of September visiting Ohio University's Center for International Studies and the School of Media Arts and Studies for teaching, lecturing and imagining creative partnerships with OHIO faculty.

Aug 13
OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 27-28 on Dublin Campus
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, and its annual retreat on Friday, Aug. 28, on the University’s Dublin Campus.

Aug 12
Housing and Residence Life boasts new name, new location and historic numbers
Ohio University's Department of Housing and Residence Life is ushering in a new academic year with a new name, a new central office, four new residence halls and some historic housing numbers.

Kids on Campus awarded three 21st century grants 
Three highly competitive ODE grants totaling $540,000/yr. have been awarded to Kids on Campus

Ohio University Southern visits 119th Scioto County Fair
Representatives from Ohio University Southern are venturing out to the 119th Scioto County Fair this week, Aug. 10-15, inviting new recruits to ‘Get on Board’ with Ohio University Southern.

Ohio University seeks public comments for accreditation evaluation
Ohio University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

Ohio University, City of Athens to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane Aug. 18
Members of the campus and Athens communities are invited to join Ohio University and the City of Athens to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane on the OHIO campus at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Aug 7
College Credit Plus students participate in orientation sessions at Southern Campus
There will be a new presence of students, grades 7-12, in some of the Southern Campus’ classrooms this fall with the implementation of Ohio University’s new College Credit Plus (CC+) program.

Aug 6
CHSP Launches Healthcare Leadership Continuing Education Series
In response to increasing challenges faced by healthcare industry leaders, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is launching a new healthcare leadership series at its Dublin Integrated Education Center.

Libraries digitizes The Post
The Ohio University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of a new digitization project that brings issues of The Post dated from June 17, 1999 through June 3, 2011 online.

Aug 5
Southern Campus goes tobacco-free
Effective Aug. 1, 2015, Ohio University Southern implemented its tobacco-free initiative, which applies to all property owned, leased or shared by the campus.