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May 22
OUC associate dean keynotes Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Mexico May 22
Dr. Brenda Phillips served as a keynote speaker at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Cancún, Mexico, held May 22-23.

SIDE diversity education training takes on added importance in eighth year May 22
The Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education was held last week for 26 people. Due to the growing racial tension and unresolved social justice issues in the nation, diversity education has become more important.

Ohio University Press follow-up to bestselling native plants guide gets garden experts’ attention May 22
Garden writers for both the Columbus Dispatch and Cleveland.com recently highlighted a new Ohio University Press book, "Midwestern Native Shrubs and Trees: Gardening Alternatives to Nonnative Species."

Impact of faculty-secured research funding can be found throughout Ohio University and beyond May 22
The benefits of Ohio University faculty and staff efforts to secure research funding ripple throughout OHIO’s campuses and into the communities they serve and the world as a whole, providing an academic environment that feeds the passions of both faculty and staff, that cultivates the next generation of scientists and great thinkers, and that promotes the University both at home and abroad.

Seventh-grade students explore careers at Southern Campus May 22
Ohio University's Southern Campus hosted hundreds of Lawrence County, Ohio, middle schoolers for Career Awareness Day, which included emergency management careers, veterinary science, education and more.

Southern Campus represented at Nurses Day at the Statehouse May 22
Sixteen faculty members and graduating BSN students traveled to Ohio’s capital on March 22 to represent the Southern Campus at Nurses Day at the Statehouse.

iCUE Spotlight: May 22-28, 2017 May 22
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week,

May 21
On The Green Weekend whips up OHIO nostalgia and Bobcat pride May 21
On The Green Weekend, celebrating the OHIO academics and arts, brought alumni back to Athens for nostalgic events filled with Bobcat Pride.

May 19
Voinovich School EDA grant provides Adams County support for impacts of DP&L closures May 19
Assisting Adams County to mitigate the economic effects of the impending closure of the Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) Stuart and Killen coal-fired power plants is the perfect opportunity for the Ohio University’s Voinovich School to put a new EDA grant to work.

Changes announced to International Student and Faculty Services office May 19
The following message was sent by Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies LJ Edmonds to the OHIO community on Friday, May 19.

You Are Welcome Here at Ohio University [VIDEO] May 19
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities want our international students, friends and colleagues to know that #YouAreWelcomeHere.

Nelson Court Residential Dining to close in observance of Memorial Day May 19
Nelson Court Residential Dining at Nelson Commons on South Green will be closed Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Day. Box lunches and/or dinners will be available on a preorder basis.

May 18
“Women In Technology and Science” day brings 300 area middle school students to Ohio University Lancaster May 18
Women in Technology and Science (WITS) day celebrated its 25th anniversary at Ohio University Lancaster.

Partnership adds mammograms to mobile clinic offerings May 18
Expansion of a partnership with The Ohio State University is allowing the Heritage College's Community Health Programs to add mammograms to the services area women can access during one-stop mobile clinic visits.

Heritage College student honored by D.O. family physician’s group May 18
A student from the Heritage College, Dublin has been named Outstanding Osteopathic Student of the Year by the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.

Denise M. Penz receives Austin C. Furbee Award May 18
Denise M. Penz, the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University's 2017 Austin C. Furbee Award recipient, was honored during an award dinner May 17.

Ridges Advisory Committee meets to discuss space planning opportunities May 18
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee reconvened with Ridges Master Plan co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields for the second time this month during a meeting held May 17 in Margaret M. Walter Hall.

RHE announces faculty recognitions May 18
As the 2016-17 academic year came to a close, Dr. Bill Willan, Ohio University’s executive dean for Regional Higher Education, announced several significant faculty recognitions.

OHIO People search gets easier for humans, harder for bots May 18
The people search results page now has a cleaner layout and includes anti-bot protection.

May 17
New Finance and Administration website is live May 17
On May 12, the Finance and Administration Division released a newly designed website with a new URL (www.ohio.edu/finance-administration). The site provides links to all departments within Finance and Administration as well as access to information about offices that support departments within the Division including the Business Service Center, Change Management and Communication, and the Office of the Vice President.

OHIO Innovation Center reports rise in economic impact in 2016 May 17
New report analyzes jobs and income created directly, indirectly or induced by the incubator businesses.

May 16
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17 May 16
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17

Ohio University Lancaster student-athletes selected to all-academic teams May 16
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected 31 area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for Spring Semester.

Ironton residents attend town forum at Ohio University Southern May 16
More than 70 people participated in a town forum on the campus of Ohio University Southern to discuss the state of the city.

May 15
Campus communicators, marketers celebrated during CCN Expo May 15
Ohio University’s marketing and communications specialists learned a bit more about their future operating system and celebrated the accomplishments of their peers during the 2017 Campus Communicators Network Expo on May 10.

iCUE Spotlight: May 15-21, 2017 May 15
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, baseball closes out the regular season.

May 12
Bobcat Student Orientation kicks off May 30 May 12
The Athens Campus will welcome nearly 10,000 of Ohio University’s newest Bobcats and their families as they begin the transition to college during Bobcat Student Orientation, which runs May 30 through June 24.

Southern Campus’ Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship seeking votes in nationwide contest May 12
The Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship is one of 78 equine therapy centers nominated for a nationwide contest to win a Gypsy horse and is calling on members and friends of Bobcat Nation for their votes.

Matthew Shaftel appointed dean of College of Fine Arts May 12
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will welcome a new dean this summer. Matthew R. Shaftel, Ph.D., will take on the role July 15, after a comprehensive search that brought three candidates to the Athens Campus in March.

Tantrum Theater to stage ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ May 12
Tantrum Theater will kick off its second summer season with a magical new staging of Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” running May 30–June 17 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

The 4th annual On The Green Weekend reunites Bobcats with traditional and new events May 12
The 4th annual On The Green Weekend, OHIO's spring homecoming, features events Bobcats look forward to each year, and new activities, like basketball.

Ohio University Southern female professors, staff volunteer for Habitat’s Women Build Project May 12
On May 8, twelve female professors and staff from Ohio University Southern picked up power tools and worked at the Proctorville home of the Childers family as part of the national Women Build Initiative of the Huntington (West Virginia) Area Habitat for Humanity.

May 11
RecycleMania recap: OHIO wins MAC May 11
During an eight-week span from February to April, Ohio University participated in the 2017 RecycleMania tournament. The tournament included 320 colleges and universities from 46 states in the United States, the District of Columbia and Canada.

Presidential Teacher, Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching winners announced May 11
Ohio University has announced the winners of a pair of prestigious faculty awards, the Presidential Teacher Award and the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017-2020.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat May 11
Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat

Want to help science and your university? Consider being a research participant May 11
Volunteering as a research participant is a way to help advance science while supporting the university. It also has benefits for the participant. An event May 16 will provide more information.

May 10
New veterans’ documentary features OHIO DPT student May 10
Doctoral physical therapy student and combat veteran Michael Holmes talks about his experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan for The Veterans Project.

Jennifer Lewis Neubauer to step down as executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant vice president of Alumni Relations May 10
Jennifer Neubauer, executive director of the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant vice president of Alumni Relations, has accepted a new position at The University of Illinois.

Ohio University, Progressive Insurance partnership boosts Bobcat success May 10
Ohio University and its partnership with Progressive Insurance includes employing OHIO graduates, scholarship, and industry internships.

Annual event celebrates faculty who are making news for OHIO May 10
University Communications and Marketing recently launched a new OHIO Faculty Newsmakers webpage dedicated to faculty members and researchers throughout the University who are committed to sharing OHIO’s stories by engaging with media throughout the country and around the world.

Two Bobcats among hockey association's All-Americans May 10
The American Collegiate Hockey Association has named OHIO Hockey team players Joey Breslin and Jacob Houston All-Americans.

May 9
OUL professor advocates on Capitol Hill May 9
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Linda Trautman, met recently with federal lawmakers and their staff members about the importance of federal funding for social and behavioral science research.

Southern Campus team raises nearly $900 to benefit March for Babies Walk May 9
This year’s Ohio University Southern team raised nearly $900 and participated in the March of Dimes “March for Babies Walk” April 22 in Ashland, Kentucky’s Central Park.

Golfers take to the green for an Ohio University Southern tradition May 9
In its 14th year, the 2017 Bernard L. Edwards Golf Tournament hosted 22 teams at the Guyan Golf and Country Club on Monday, May 1.

Three LINKS students to attend law school together May 9
Three former Ohio University Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention students, Alexis Apparicio, Jasmine Lambert and Jarman Smith, will attend The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law together this fall. Much of their success is credited to the LINKS retention program.

Ohio University named a Tree Campus USA May 9
For the first time in the institution’s history, Ohio University has been named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation. The designation is awarded to two- and four-year accredited colleges and universities that meet or exceed the five standards established by the Arbor Day Foundation relating to tree care and stewardship, education and community engagement.

May 8
Meet April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre May 8
April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre enjoys working at the Eastern Campus, visiting Las Vegas and beekeeping. Find out more about him here.

Graduating D.O.s: Keep it caring and honest with their patients May 8
Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine celebrated the 124 physicians and surgeons who graduated this spring during its 38th annual Commencement ceremony May 6 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Ohio University Lancaster men’s golf team wins championship May 8
The Ohio University Lancaster Men’s golf team won the 2017 Ohio Regional Campus Conference tournament at their home course, the Valley View Golf Club.

Alumna Kallia Wright receives Distinguished Professor Award May 8
Alumna Dr. Kallia Wright, MS ’05 and PHD ’09, was awarded the 2017 Harry Joy Dunbaugh Distinguished Professor Award at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois on Friday, April 28. This is considered the highest honor a faculty member can be awarded at Illinois College.