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Feb 9
WOUB to host afternoon tea inspired by ‘Downton Abbey’ Feb 9
WOUB Public Media is hosting an afternoon tea inspired by Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Ohio University’s Baker University Center. The event will include a fashion program and a screening of the final “Downton Abbey” episode.

Feb 8
MDIA students go all out for 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition Feb 8
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, the captains of each shootout team gathered in a Baker Center conference room to throw darts, exchange Valentine’s Day cards and toss ping-pong balls into cups of water. Each of these activities determined a prop, theme and line of dialogue students had to incorporate into their film.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten to visit OHIO February 19 Feb 8
The Scripps College of Communication in partnership with the School of Media Arts & Studies and OU WIMI (Women in Music Industry) will host critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten on Friday, Feb. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in Glidden Music Hall. Van Etten will visit Ohio University as a part of the Scripps Visiting Artist Series, sitting down for an onstage and live-streaming interview about her widely-heralded career.

Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser at Lake Snowden is Feb. 13 Feb 8
On Saturday, Feb. 13, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity will host its annual lake jump at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio, to raise money for Special Olympics Ohio.

Aquatic Center to host ‘Love Boat Valentine’s Cruise’ Feb 8
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation Department invites all Bobcats and members of the local community to its “Love Boat Valentine’s Cruise," which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Aquatic Center.

Wealth and Poverty Week to explore causes and implications of inequality Feb 8
Ohio University's College of Arts and Sciences will host its spring semester Wealth and Poverty Week Feb. 10-18. The week will focus on the theme of “Society and Inequality” and will feature presentations from Ohio University faculty, as well as a local business owner.

Off-Campus Housing Fair to feature landlords, rental companies, on-campus and community resources Feb 8
Designed to equip students with all the information and resources they need to transition to living off the Athens Campus, Ohio University's Office of Community Engagement will host an Off-Campus Housing Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the third-floor atrium of Baker University Center.

Ohio University Eastern schedules College Credit Plus Information Nights Feb 8
Students currently in grades 6-11 and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Nights at the Ohio University Eastern Campus on Thursday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 29.

Feb 5
Libraries to host memorial for administrator Anita Grant Feb 5
Ohio University Libraries will host a memorial service for electronic acquisitions librarian Anita Grant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Galbreath Chapel.

Division of Dance to host Winter Dance Concert Feb. 19-20 Feb 5
The Dance Division presents The Winter Dance Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-20 in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Journalism student Bianca Hillier wins Scripps Howard Foundation collegiate reporting prize trip to Japan Feb 5
The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded a nine‐day journalism study trip to Japan to nine college journalists, winners of its annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. Ohio University student, Bianca Hillier, a junior studying broadcast journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a specialization in diversity studies, was selected as one of the winners.

Center for Entrepreneurship hosts Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Luncheon with 2015 Konneker Medal recipients Feb 5
Reserve your spot immediately for the luncheon panel discussion on commercialization and entrepreneurship featuring the 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship recipients, Winston Breeden III and Joe Jachinowski, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in Baker University Center 242.

Survey results for 2016 Homecoming theme, logo competition now open Feb 5
This fall, Homecoming will celebrate Ohio University for the home it has been for many generations of Bobcats. Between twitter and the online survey sent to alumni, faculty, staff and students, 2,236 votes were collected to decide this year’s theme; “All Roads Lead Home.”

Zanesville Campus nursing students celebrate American Heart Month with free screenings Feb 5
Students enrolled in Ohio University Zanesville’s nursing program will be providing free health screenings on Feb. 10 in honor of American Heart Month.

Feb 4
Upcoming event to celebrate notable OHIO alumna’s book release Feb 4
In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the campus and community are invited to a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Ridges, Building 21, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen.

Ohio University Human Resources to host cardiac health Lunch & Learn Feb. 11 Feb 4
Ohio University Human Resources will host a Lunch & Learn session from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Room 240 on the topic of cardiac health. The Lunch & Learn is co-hosted by IMPACT Solutions.

Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared “bizarre” feature with dinosaur Feb 4
Researchers have discovered that some little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs.

Journalist Darrell Dawsey to deliver Black History Month talk Feb. 11 Feb 4
Darrell Dawsey, a veteran journalist and multimedia content creator, will deliver the Black History Month keynote talk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Ballroom.

Meet the OUPD Officer: Ofc. Michael Harlow Feb 4
Meet the Officer is an opportunity for the OHIO community to get to know new Ohio University Police Department officers. In this edition, we learn about OUPD’s newest officer, Ofc. Michael Harlow.

Football adds 25 recruits as part Of National Signing Day Feb 4
As a part of National Signing Day, head football coach Frank Solich announced the addition of 25 student-athletes that will join the Bobcats. The class includes 22 freshman, one redshirt-junior and two redshirt-seniors.

Ohio University Police Department to host Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony Feb. 8 Feb 4
The Ohio University community is invited to attend the third annual Ohio University Police Department Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Ohio University Game Developer Association competes in 48-hour Global Game Jam Feb 4
People from across the world participated in the Global Game Jam, an event where Global Game Jam Inc. encourages people to create video or non-digital games in two short days. This is the second 48-hour Global Game Jam that OUGDA has participated in.

Microbiologist Ronan Carroll to discuss “The Rise of the Superbugs” at Feb. 17 Science Café Feb 4
Ohio University scientist to discuss how highly resistant strains of bacteria are now outpacing the development of new forms of antibiotics.

Meet Carol Davis the January Classified Employee of the Month Feb 4
Meet Carol Davis, the January Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Alex Cross, animals and the mountains and avoids the Kardashians.

Feb 3
Black Press conversation is Feb. 8 Feb 3
Ohio University will host "A Conversation: The Black Press," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Schoonover 145. The event is designed to spark an open discussion about the past, current and future role of the alternative press in America.

EPA recognizes Ohio University among nation’s leading green power users Feb 3
Ohio University appears as No. 14 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 30 College & University list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership.

OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects and engages alumni in presidential election discussion Feb 3
Around 60 Ohio University alumni attended a Washington Policy Forum kickoff event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Capitol Visitor’s Center. Organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the forums, held quarterly, aim to reconnect alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University. 

Southern Campus opens lactation room for mothers, makes other family-friendly changes Feb 3
Ohio University Southern recently opened a new, dedicated lactation room and added baby-changing stations to some of its men's restrooms in an effort to make the campus more family-friendly.

Freedom Rider shares her experiences as part of Southern Campus’ MLK celebration Feb 3
Ohio University Southern held its 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Jan. 28.

Feb 2
VisCom dedicates first gallery exhibition to Kyra Willner Feb 2
The School of Visual Communication’s new gallery space in the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication opened on Jan. 30 to showcase a collection of photographs by Kyra Willner, a senior studying commercial photography who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 in a motor vehicle accident in New Mexico.

OHIO to host East Asian Music Concert on Feb. 7 Feb 2
Ohio University will celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East Asian Music Concert by Youmee Kim's Studio and Friends at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Glidden Recital Hall.

Award nominations are now open for OHIO’s 2016 Earth Day Celebration Feb 2
Nominate someone in your life who is an advocate for sustainability. Award nominations are now open! Award recipients will be announced at Ohio University’s Earth Day Celebration on April 20, 2016.

Carvel Simmons to deliver Black History Month talk at Chillicothe Feb 2
Pioneering business professional to share insights

Feb 1
First #SayHerName event draws a big crowd Feb 1
#SayHerName is a movement that aims to shed light on black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers on all black lives equally.

Law, Justice and Culture panel examines immigration and civil rights Feb 1
On Jan. 19, the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice and Culture hosted the Immigration, Refugees, and American Policy Panel Discussion in Porter Hall.

Heritage College researchers on quest for Antarctic dinos and other animals Feb 1
This month a team of international researchers, including an anatomy expert from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will journey to Antarctica to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some important species that roam the Earth today. The expedition is part of the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project, or AP3, a research initiative funded by the National Science Foundation.

Russ College students set to unveil innovative online project to streamline sublease searches Feb 1
After a year of work beyond the classroom, two Russ College of Engineering and Technology students are preparing to launch their entrepreneurial project “Sublit."

Alexander Middle School aces Russ College-hosted regional math competition Feb 1
A team of four students from Athens County’s Alexander Middle School took home the first-place team trophy with a perfect score Saturday in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition.

Ohio University Honorary Degree nominations now being accepted Feb 1
President McDavis asks for nominations for Honorary Degree nominations on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee.

Innovation Strategy planning grant awarded to entrepreneurship student project Feb 1
Universities across the country are creating spaces for student innovation and entrepreneurial collaboration—including Ohio University, if student entrepreneurs have anything to say about it

Meet the Professor: Alexa Fox Feb 1
Outdoor enthusiast + marketing guru + research enthusiast<br />

Ohio University College of Business faculty to live Tweet advertising campaign reactions during Super Bowl Feb 1
One of the largest sporting events and business opportunities of the year--the Super Bowl--is less than a week away. And audiences are increasingly consuming media during, rather than after, events. Take the Ellen DeGeneres selfie that went viral at last year’s Academy Awards broadcast, for example.

Jan 31
Joe Freeman Band kicks off spring semester artists series Jan 31
The Joe Freeman Band kicked off Ohio University Southern's spring semester Brown Bag Series.

Jan 29
VisCom students excited to learn how to utilize new cyclorama wall Jan 29
During winter break, the School of Visual Communication worked hard to complete their new cyclorama wall so it would be ready for students to use during spring semester.

A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers about connected sexual assaults Jan 29
On Thursday, Jan. 28, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers issued a message to the OHIO community regarding three separate sexual assaults, connected by DNA evidence, that occurred off campus between June 2006 and December 2015.

Workshops to help students prepare for Feb. 16 Career and Internship Fair Jan 29
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center will be hosting a Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 16 in the Baker University Center Ballroom and will be hosting several "Prepare for the Fair" workshops Feb. 8-11 on the Athens Campus.

Take a closer look at the Martin Luther King Jr. celebration [PHOTOS] Jan 29
Ohio University celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over two weeks in January. Take a look at some of the pics.

Jan 28
Benton and bautista win state award for Preferred Name and Pronoun Policy Jan 28
Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton and Director of the LGBT Center delfin bautista* were presented the Equity and Inclusion Award at the annual Ohio College Personnel Association Annual Conference on Jan. 22 in Worthington, Ohio, for their work on the recently implemented Preferred Name and Pronoun Policy.

OHIO’s Sibs Weekend to be held Feb. 5-7 Jan 28
Ohio University kicks off its first family weekend of the new year with Sibs Weekend, which will be held Feb. 5-7 on the Athens Campus.

Students gear up for MDIA 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition Jan 28
The producers of student teams participating in the School of Media Arts & Studies 14th annual 48-hour Shootout will gather in Baker University Center, Room 347, at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 to mark the official start of the film competition.