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Sep 24
OHIO has many majors inspired by health and fitness Sep 24
Groups across the country will participate in health and fitness events Wednesday, Sept. 26, in honor of Women’s Health & Fitness Day. Ohio University offers several exercise majors for students interested in fitness, dance, dance performance and choreography, sport and lifestyle studies, sports management, sports coaching and exercise physiology.

Women’s Center fall semester schedule full of fun and educational events Sep 24
The Women’s Center offers people a diverse look into the needs and concerns of women. Check out the many exciting events planned for fall semester.

Health care changes require doctors to rethink roles, speaker tells medical students Sep 24
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 Sep 24
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 23
NIH funds faculty research into extending lifespan Sep 23
A new federally funded research project at the Ohio University Edison Biotechnology Institute and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine could lead to treatments that extend human lifespan and allow people to enjoy better health in their old age.

Constitution Day Lecture ¦ Free Speech on Campus, Sept. 27 Sep 23
The Ohio University Constitution Day Lecture features Dr. Sigal Ben-Porath discussing "Free Speech on Campus" on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m. at the Athena Cinema on Court Street.

Wealth & Poverty ¦ Action on Inequality Week, Sept. 21-28 Sep 23
The Wealth and Poverty theme at Ohio University presents six speakers for “Action on Inequality Week" from Sept. 21-28.<br /><br />Going beyond teaching, learning, and advocating for equality, many are taking positive, important actions against inequalities in income, health, education, and well-being in local communities. The Wealth and Poverty Week on Action on Inequality brings the OHIO community together to discuss various actions to combat the growing inequalities in our society and advance the common good.

Sep 21
Theater Division presents “The Wolves,” by Sarah Delappe Sep 21
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the first production of the 2018–19 season, “The Wolves,” by Sarah DeLappe, directed by David Haugen and presented in the Forum Theater, Oct. 4 through 6 and 9 through 13.

Hollywood Bowl event brings together Bobcat alumni, students and leadership Sep 21
The Greater Los Angeles Chapter’s Sept. 8 OHIO Alumni Night at the Hollywood Bowl brought together past and present Bobcats as well as Ohio University leadership for an evening of fun, food and fellowship under the L.A. stars.

Clarence White Jr. Fund for Photography Lecture Series brings alumna back to OHIO Sep 21
Award-winning photographer Jo Ann Walters, MFA ’83, returned to the Athens Campus for an artist talk and roundtable discussion as part of the Clarence White Jr. Fund for Photography Lecture Series.

Longtime Faculty Artist Presents a Multitude of Forms Inspired by Jazz, on Exhibition in the Trisolini Gallery, Baker Center Sep 21
Celebrating the work of longtime faculty painter Robert E. Peppers, Ohio University’s School of Art + Design presents a retrospective exhibit, “Robert Peppers: Collage Improvisations,” on view in the Trisolini Gallery at Baker Center.

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

University paving project complete Sep 21
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 Sep 20
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).

Faculty and Staff Resource Fair is Oct. 3 Sep 20
Registration is available for the annual OHIO Faculty and Staff Resource Fair. The event will feature immunizations, breakout sessions, a multitude of exhibitors and refreshments. 

State of the Arts, Celebrating High School Art Teachers Sep 20
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s sixth annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view Sept. 18– Oct. 8.

University is pleased to present CoLab, new space to open publicly this month Sep 20
A new space, designed as a physical hub for many of the student innovation and entrepreneurship activities taking place across campus, is set to open to students, faculty and staff on the third floor of the Ohio University Libraries in late September.

President Nellis highlights the far-reaching impact of OHIO during first State of the University address Sep 20
President Dr. M. Duane Nellis shared the many ways that the University is impacting the community, region, state and nation during his first State of the University Address in the Walter Hall Rotunda on Sept. 18. Read the highlights here.

OHIO Hockey to host free Green vs. White Game Sept. 21 Sep 20
The OHIO Bobcats hockey team will be play its Green and White game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21. The game is free and will not require a ticket.

OHIO Honors Course Enhancement Workshops now open for faculty registration Sep 20
In support of the OHIO Honors Program, six Course Enhancement Workshops will be offered to faculty between September and January. These workshops are designed to help faculty build OHIO Honors components into courses they are already teaching.

iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 21-27, 2018 Sep 20
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.

Campus Recreation to Host Second Annual Homecoming 5k Run and Walk Sep 20
Current and former Bobcats, along with Athens community members, are invited to kick off their OHIO Homecoming celebration with the Campus Recreation’s second annual Homecoming 5K Fun Run and Walk.

Sep 19
University working hard to reduce use of plastic bags Sep 19
Ohio University has created small initiatives to reduce the need for plastic. Estimates have concluded that removing plastic bags would save the University around $15,500.

Classified Senate updates its nomination process for non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month Sep 19
Classified Senate updated the Employee of the Month nomination process by adding four questions that will enable the award’s selection committee to more thoroughly evaluate the nominees.

Patton College Literacy Center to host book fair during Adult Education and Family Literacy Week Sep 19
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 Sep 19
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 Sep 19
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 Sep 19
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 visit to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal [PHOTOS] Sep 19
Ohio University representatives traveled to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal in June and July and took part in a wide range of events with OHIO students, faculty, alumni and partner institutions.

OHIO partners with HAPCAP to provide transportation services to University community Sep 19
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.

Emancipation Day Celebration in Rendville, Ohio, is Sept. 22 Sep 19
The celebration will include live music, living history, speakers, a video of Rendville, activities for children, student presentations, dance and song entertainment, and a dedication of the Richard L. Davis Ohio Historical Marker at 12:30 p.m.

Russ College classified staffers honored for length of service Sep 19
Ohio University honored three Russ College classified employees for more than eight decades of service combined, at the annual Classified Service Awards Ceremony on Wed., Sept. 5.

Engineering technology and management student gets a piece of home during deployment Sep 19
After an Ohio University engineering technology and management (ETM) senior volunteered for a tour of duty in Afghanistan last year, his troop back at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology rallied to support him.

Dean Emeritus makes charitable gift to engineering honor society student chapter Sep 19
Ohio University’s student chapter of Tau Beta Pi, the engineering honor society, will be shaping tomorrow’s leaders for years to come thanks to a charitable gift from Dean Emeritus T. Richard “Dick” Robe.

OHIO Innovation Center awarded Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA Sep 19
OHIO Innovation Center awarded Rural Business Development Grant from the USDA

Seats still available for October Emergency Programs training sessions Sep 19
The Emergency Programs Office and Ohio University Police Department still have seats available at three upcoming active shooter training sessions. Register now.

Students urged to stand up to power-based violence with 'A Mile Together' Sep 19
Ohio University students will have the opportunity to take a stand against power-based violence.

Sep 18
Ohio University provides initial response to Ohio Inspector General investigation issued today Sep 18
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.

Nominate a faculty member for a teaching excellence award by Sept. 24 Sep 18
Students, faculty and alumni are encouraged to nominate excellent teachers from any OHIO campus for consideration for two prestigious teaching awards. The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes exemplary full-time Group II faculty and the Presidential Teacher Award recognizes exemplary full-time tenured Group I faculty.

Heritage College professor’s book explains why U.S. has so many cesareans Sep 18
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.

Let the countdown begin: Homecoming 2018 kicks off Oct. 15 Sep 18
Bobcats past, present and future are invited to kick back with friends, family and fellow alumni for an Ohio University celebration that kicks off Oct. 15 and culminates in the annual Homecoming Parade and football game on Oct. 20.

Sep 17
University Program to host Parents Brunch Sep 17
Kick back, relax, and enjoy an unlimited all-you-can-eat buffet at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29. Tickets are $15 and includes a raffle ticket to win some amazing baskets.

Bobcats' Sept. 29 football game against UMass set for 2 p.m. Sep 17
The OHIO football team's Sept. 29 game against UMass will will be streamed live on ESPN3. The matchup will take place on Parents Weekend, so get your tickets now.

Ohio University’s freshman class reflects increased diversity, more first-generation and international students Sep 17
Ohio University’s incoming freshman class includes the University’s highest-ever percentage of students from diverse backgrounds, and more than a quarter of those freshmen are first-generation students.

New Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate is an interdisciplinary effort Sep 17
The certificate will expose participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction, as well as experiences in education public policy leadership studies. The graduate-level program will run January-to-December and culminate in a three-day networking residency in Washington, D.C.

Fall Concert features the Ohio Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band in Memorial Auditorium Sep 17
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce a concert featuring the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band on Thursday, Sept. 27, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Photography + Integrated Media Announces Call for Entries for International Biennial Juried Photography Exhibition Sep 17
The School of Art + Design announces "2,3,4: Dimensional Photographies,” a call for photographic work that considers the object-ness of the photographic image, for exhibition in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Jan. 22- March 2, 2019. Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 28.

OHIO Football's game at Cincinnati to be nationally televised on ESPNU Sep 17
The OHIO football team's contest at in-state foe Cincinnati at noon, Saturday, Sept. 22, will be nationally televised on ESPNU. Mike Corey and Rene Ingoglia will be on the call.

Laeeq Khan to discuss “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” at Sept. 26 Café Conversations event Sep 17
Laeeq Khan to discuss “Competing with Data Analytics in a Social World” at Sept. 26 Café Conversations event

Sep 14
Ohio University wins 2018 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity award Sep 14
Ohio University has received top honors from INSIGHT Into Diversity with the 2018 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.