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Dec 11
Ohio University Libraries nears the top nationally in interlibrary loan materials Dec 11
The Ohio University Libraries system is in the top 15 nationally ranked institutions in regard to the number of materials provided to other libraries, as well as materials received, a recent study by the Chronicle of Higher Education showed.

Russ Professor appointed as adjunct professor at Australian university Dec 11
Srdjan Nesic has received a four-year appointed professorship at Curtin University in Perth, Australia.

Ohio University mourns the death of Avionics Engineering Center program engineer Dec 11
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology mourns the death of Avionics Engineering Center Program Engineer Robert James “Rob” Thomas, Jr.

Civil engineering student to conquer 4,000-mile run for cancer awareness Dec 11
One student will run across America to raise money and awareness for The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

Facilities Management and Safety staff showcases talents to create new bobcat weathervanes Dec 11
Before Homecoming, Facilities Management and Safety staff installed two new bobcat weathervanes on campus. The largest bobcat was installed atop Wray House on Oct. 3 and one day later, a smaller bobcat was mounted atop Claire Ping Cottage.

Scripps Innovation Challenge team visits Natural Resources Defense Council Dec 11
Prize money is nice, but sometimes face-to-face networking is more valuable. Just ask members of the Green Mappers team that won a hefty cash prize as one of the winners of this past year’s 5th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge. The nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, a giant environmental advocacy group, selected the three-student team as having the best solution to its “challenge” to find an innovative and effective way for NRDC to increase donations.

iCUE Spotlight: Dec11-17, 2017 Dec 11
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at calendar.ohio.edu.

Meyers' plant biology experiment goes to space this week Dec 11
“HEY EVERYBODY— I’M GOING TO SPACE!! Well, not me personally… but the launch of SpaceX-CRS13 resupply mission to the International Space Station will be carrying the materials I'll be using for the remainder of my Ph.D. research," says graduate student Alexander Meyers.

Dec 10
Outgoing director of Cutler Scholars Program retiring after 33 years of service Dec 10
Herman "Butch" Hill, the director emeritus of the Cutler Scholars Program will be retiring at the conclusion of the fall semester. The community is invited to his retirement celebration from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, in the Baker Center 1804 Lounge.

Alumni investigate campus well with geology students Dec 10
Members of the Geological Sciences Alumni Advisory Board visited campus Nov. 17 to engage students in a hands-on field day involving the evaluation of a groundwater production well located in the Convocation Center parking lot.

Dec 9
Sophomore's photo is 2018 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp Dec 9
Ryan Wagner: "As I picked the snake up, it whipped around to glare defiantly at me. I placed the little garter among the leaf litter where it coiled and tongue flicked. I had just a few moments for photos before I had to return to work.”

New observatory draws visitors skyward Dec 9
Since the opening of the Ohio University Observatory last May, numerous groups have attended stargazing events. “While most people stopping by were from Athens and the surrounding counties, we also had visitors from California, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Malaysia.”

Ping Institute celebrates 20th anniversary Dec 9
This year, the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities celebrated an important milestone—its 20th anniversary of providing cutting-edge continuing education for secondary teachers and humanities faculty.

Dec 8
OHIO students team up for governor's opioid technology challenge Dec 8
They say teamwork makes the dream work and the dream right now is to end opioid abuse and addiction. To that end, 18 students from a variety of different studies at Ohio University banded together on Monday, Dec. 4 to take part in the OHIO Over Opioids Ideathon sponsored by the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Stroll Patrol unites the community with the police department [VIDEO] Dec 8
Stroll Patrol is a joint program that allows OHIO students, faculty and staff as well as area citizens the opportunity to have casual conversations about things in the community over an approximately one-mile walk.

Scripps clothing drive adds to CLDC’s Career Closet inventory Dec 8
Unfortunately, a college student’s uniform—T-shirts plastered with Scripps College of Communication logos—is not appropriate attire for a career. This can leave some students scrambling for professional attire come graduation. Fortunately, the Career and Leadership Development Center is here to help with their Career Closet.

AECOM Center for Sports Administration announces gift from Eaton Dec 8
Ohio University’s AECOM Center for Sports Administration announced a gift commitment made by Eaton, power management company and leader in high-output LED lighting solutions for sports and entertainment venues worldwide.

Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication calls for inaugural Communication Fellows applications Dec 8
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication is proud to launch the Communication Fellows Program that will focus on curriculum development in communication across PK-12 levels of instruction and invites teachers from throughout Ohio to apply.

Dec 7
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis shares audit findings to improve diversity and inclusion Dec 7
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis shares audit findings to improve diversity and inclusion

This week's #TBT features Kennedy Museum of Art opening Dec 7
Take look back at the opening day of the Kennedy Museum of Art in historic Lin Hall at The Ridges with this #TBT video, part of a series from Ohio University.

Recyclemania will kick off Feb. 6 with basketball Game Day Challenge Dec 7
Ohio University will kick off this year’s Recyclemania during the basketball Game Day Challenge at the Tuesday, Feb. 6, game against the University of Akron. Campus Recycling has set a University-wide goal of at least a 95 percent diversion rate – meaning 95 percent of trash will be diverted to recycling.

OHIO alumni encourage students to be open to opportunities, take chances when starting careers Dec 7
Ohio University alumni offered students career advice during the “Getting a Job: The Global Professional in Today’s World” event that was held as part of the Global Professional Development Series during International Education Week.

Dec 6
University celebrates Kwanzaa holiday early Dec 6
More than 100 people attended the annual Pre-Kwanzaa Variety Show and Celebration last week. Kwanzaa is a weeklong celebration to reconnect Africans and African Americans to their heritage.

Women of Netflix documentary ‘Heroin(e)’ speak at Southern Campus Dec 6
Ohio University Southern's Council for Diversity and Inclusion recently hosted a viewing of the Netflix documentary “Heroin(e),” which highlights three women in Huntington, West Virginia, who are making a difference in the battle against the opioid crisis, including Huntington Fire Chief and Ohio University Southern alumna Jan Rader. The event included a discussion with two of the women featured in the film.

Students named Stanford University Innovation Fellows Dec 6
Two students have been selected as Stanford University Innovation Fellows, a program that empowers students to become leaders of change and create opportunities for entrepreneurship.

EDA funds Voinovich School to show businesses how to do well by doing good Dec 6
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has received $70,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to measure the impact of social enterprises and inform regional planning for local economic resiliency and prosperity across 10 counties in Ohio and West Virginia.

Electrical engineering alumna honored by NASA Dec 6
Russ College alumna Cynthia Calhoun was recognized by NASA for inspiring underrepresented students to become future engineers and scientists.

Retirement celebrations held for three faculty, staff members Dec 6
The Scripps College of Communication celebrated the retirement of three long-time employees last week.

Industrial and systems engineering students develop assistive technology for local children Dec 6
Three youngsters got the ride of their lives last week when engineering students delivered children’s electric cars they had modified for safe play, movement and learning.

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video highlights Fine Arts’ Roger Braun Dec 6
Ohio University Communications and Marketing presents the seventh installment in its “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series with a feature on Roger Braun, a professor and director of percussion studies in the College of Fine Arts’ School of Music.

Fruth Family funds scholarship at Ohio University Southern Dec 6
Pharmacy owners Jack and Frances Fruth wanted to use their family-owned company to impact the quality of life in the Ohio and West Virginia communities served by their business. Nearly three decades later, their daughter, Lynne Fruth who serves as the company’s president, said hundreds of students have been assisted with scholarship funds established in the Fruth name.

Dec 4
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for December 15 Dec 4
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for December 15

January course design studio accepting applications Dec 4
The Office of Instructional Innovation is offering another week-long, intensive workshop on (re)designing online and blended courses. Apply by December 19.

MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee wants you to save the dates for 2018 events Dec 4
Ohio University will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January on the Athens Campus. The annual celebration is coordinated by the University's MLK Jr. Celebration Planning Committee.

Football headed to the Bahamas Bowl Dec 4
After compiling an 8-4 regular season record, the Ohio football team has accepted an invitation to the 2017 Bahamas Bowl and will be matched up against Alabama-Birmingham on Dec. 22.

iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 4-10, 2017 Dec 4
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events found at https://calendar.ohio.edu.

Catering to host annual Gingerbread Contest, Holiday Bake Sale on Dec. 13 Dec 4
Ohio University Catering’s 11th annual Gingerbread Contest and its Holiday Bake Sale are slated for Wednesday, Dec. 13, and the deadline to register for the contest is Wednesday, Dec. 6.

MDIA student’s photos win in International Education Week Photo Contest Dec 4
Logan Fouss, a senior screenwriting and producing major in the School of Media Arts & Studies, recently won in the Office of Global Opportunities’ (OGO) International Education Week Photo Contest that took place Nov. 13-17. Fouss’ photographs won in three of the five categories: People, Sense of Place and Crossing Cultures.

Career Closet receives gift, seeks donations Dec 4
The Career and Leadership Development Center’s Career Closet equips Ohio University students with second-hand professional clothing free of charge for job fairs, interviews, conferences and other professional events.

Nominations sought for Leadership Awards Gala Dec 4
The nomination process is underway for OHIO's 35th annual Leadership Awards Gala, to be held April 18 in the Baker University Center Ballroom on the Athens Campus.

Division of Student Affairs collecting items for Kids on Campus coat and boot drive Dec 4
New or gently used coats and new boots are being collected at the following Student Affairs drop-off locations: Jefferson Hall, West Green Market, Ping Center, Aquatic Center, Bird Arena, Nelson Commons, the Living Learning Center and Baker Center.

Student Affairs to honor Clara Ledford at Dec. 8 reception Dec 4
After a more than four-decade-long career at Ohio University, Clara Ledford will be retiring from Ohio University's Department of Housing and Residence Life.

Ohio University Lancaster guitar club to perform December 6th Dec 4
STRUM or Students Teaching Rookie Undergraduate Musicians will present a free concert on Wednesday, December 6, from 2 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts.

School of Visual Communication Fall Student Show opens Dec. 4 Dec 4
The opening reception of the School of Visual Communication’s Fall Student Show will be held on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the School of Visual Communication Gallery on the first floor of Schoonover Center 140. The show will be on display from Dec. 4, 2017- Jan. 16, 2018.

Dec 3
Coat and boot drive being conducted by Kids on Campus Dec 3
Kids on Campus is hosting a winter coats and boots drive on campus, with proceeds to benefit area children in need. In addition to tabling at various spots on campus including Grover and Baker centers, the group has also placed donation baskets in administrative offices around campus. The drive is scheduled to end Dec. 6.

Dec 1
Graduating seniors: Celebrate your final days at OHIO during Senior Week Dec 1
Graduating seniors: Celebrate your final days at OHIO during Senior Week

Holiday expenditure guidance provided Dec 1
Holiday expenditure guidance provided

Nov 30
Ohio University faculty and administrators meet for second Breakfast for Progress of Fall Semester Nov 30
Ohio University faculty and administrators meet for second Breakfast for Progress of Fall Semester

Southern Campus to address food issues Nov 30
Across the country, college students often struggle for basic needs like shelter, food and clothing. Ohio University Southern is working to meet those needs as part of a university-wide effort called Basic Needs OHIO.

University Human Resources issues reminder on emergency closing policy Nov 30
With winter weather approaching, Ohio University Human Resources has announced the University's policy on emergency closings.