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Jul 18
Appalachian Scholars alumni reflect on OHIO journey, program’s impact Jul 18
Ohio Today news recently caught up with four Appalachian Scholars alumni who are making a difference in their respective communities.

HOPE Talks offers messages of inspiration and success in inaugural event Jul 18
With messages of hope, inspiration and success, the inaugural HOPE Talks event was presented to more than 75 people on Friday, July 9 at the outdoor stage of the Nelsonville Public Library in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Alumni Association announces new board members Jul 18
Three OHIO graduates are entering a new phase of giving to their alma mater, becoming the latest Bobcats to serve on the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Policy updates and historic record available on Administrative Policy Manual website Jul 18
Ohio University employees are able to stay informed of the latest policy news through the Ohio University Administrative Policy Manual website located at https://www.ohio.edu/policy.

iCUE Spotlight: July 19–July 26, 2019 Jul 18
Take a look at the upcoming events on the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. Anyone with an active OHIO ID can log in and complete the form to add events that are sponsored by any OHIO planning unit or registered student organization.

Jul 17
Ohioans have lost more than one million years of life due to drug overdose since 2009 Jul 17
The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to overdose. Tragically, when a person’s life ends prematurely, much of their potential impact on the world is lost as well. This includes both lost benefits to society and lost experiences for family and friends left behind.

Jul 16
Four generations of teachers graduated from OHIO’s College of Education Jul 16
Some teachers are called to the profession. Others, well, it’s in their blood. Madison Weininger, a fourth-generation Teacher Education graduate from Ohio University, falls in the latter category. Her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all received teaching degrees from OHIO.

PORTSfuture program supports Sen. Brown’s summer manufacturing camp in Jackson Jul 16
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs PORTSfuture program was invited by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office to support a summer manufacturing camp in Jackson, Ohio, one of the annual camps held throughout Ohio.

OHIO’s professional theater company, Tantrum Theater to bring world-class artists to Athens for the first Tantrum Theater Summer Festival Jul 16
Tantrum Theater will present its first annual Tantrum Theater Summer Festival, a theater-focused, multi-disciplinary event over two weekends that features world-renowned artists performing on Ohio University’s campus. Opening on Friday, Aug. 16, the performances will capture audiences’ imagination, challenge them to think outside the known and leave them seeing the world in an entirely new way.

Make a difference as a First Gen mentor Jul 16
Would you like to positively impact the experiences of first-generation college students? Consider volunteering as an OHIO First Scholars mentor.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students invited to participate in new Bobcat Mentorship Network Jul 16
The Bobcat Mentorship Network is an easy-to-use platform where OHIO students seek guidance, and alumni, faculty and staff coach students in their professional development.

Ohio University Foundation releases 2018 Report on Giving Jul 16
The Ohio University Foundation has released its 2018 Report on Giving, providing an overview of private support the University received in fiscal year 2018 and a snapshot of that generosity in action.

Jul 15
Athens among top college towns in which to start a career Jul 15
Athens is ranked among the best college towns in which to start a career.

Ohio University Libraries awarded grant to develop Southeast Asia Digital Library Jul 15
Ohio University Libraries has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Southeast Asia Digital Library in collaboration with 14 other institutions.

Jul 12
AEP Professor brings together faculty, students to restore local watersheds Jul 12
AEP Watershed Research and Reclamation Professor Kelly Johnson has spent the past 20 years collaborating on efforts to permanently restore regional watersheds ravaged by decades of coal mining.

Jul 11
Call for participation in the Global COIL Initiative to increase student access for global engagement Jul 11
Finding accessible ways to connect OHIO students with students living in other countries is not easy. Faculty on OHIO’s regional campuses have found a way to do just that through the Collaborative Online International Learning model. The priority deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 9.

Nation’s longest-running high school journalism workshop in progress at Ohio University Jul 11
Since 1946, Ohio University has hosted the Scripps High School Journalism Workshop in Athens, Ohio, making it the nation’s longest running program of its kind. The 74th annual workshop, currently in progress from June 10-13, is being attended by nearly 100 students on the main campus of Ohio University.

Bobcat Student Orientation 2019 [PHOTOS] Jul 11
Ohio University’s campus buzzed with the energy of new Bobcats and their guests throughout the month of June as incoming students attended Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO).

iCUE July 12-18, 2019 Jul 11
This week's calendar includes the $2 Summer Movie Series at The Athena Cinema, Active Shooter Training and Public Telescope Nights.

Jul 10
Heritage College research team finds new adaptive trick used by Staphylococcus bacteria Jul 10
In recently published research into the regulatory mechanisms of a disease bacterium often found in the human body, Erin Murphy, Ph.D., and her team didn’t find what they went looking for. What they did find, however, opens more research pathways.

OHIO graduate students represent OHIO at global women’s conference in Vancouver Jul 10
After attending the global 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada, this summer, two Ohio University graduate students hope to amplify women’s voices at OHIO and support women’s organizations in any way they can.

Jul 9
Research helps insulin-producing cells get their groove back Jul 9
A project headed by a faculty researcher at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, investigating a novel way to head off or reverse the development of type 2 diabetes, has been awarded a $453,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

First installment of new diabetes camp a success Jul 9
Seven youngsters from around the southeast Ohio area were the first-ever participants in CAT Camp, a summer day camp for children with type 1 diabetes conducted last month by the Diabetes Institute at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.<br /><br />

Swimming and Diving's Corrin Van Lanen named nominee for 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award Jul 9
Van Lanen is OHIO's nominee for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. She is one of a record 585 female college athletes across the three NCAA divisions who have been nominated for the award.<br />

Athletics unveils recruiting microsite Jul 9
Developed by PrestoSports, the site features sections highlighting each of the 16 sports teams as well as support services offered to all of our student-athletes and an overview of the campus and Athens experience. The site was a collaboration between Athletics and University Communications and Marketing.

New layout of the OHIO travel web pages Jul 9
July 3 marked the launch of the new OHIO Travel web pages on the Finance website. The goal of this redesign was to simplify navigation by breaking out the content into more specific pages.

OHIO friendships fill alumnus’ career, fuel generosity Jul 9
Alumnus Karol Ondick and his wife, Jo, established the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Karol A. and Jo Ondick Engineering Ambassadors Program, which selects student representatives who lead recruitment tours, share their experiences with prospective students and network with alumni at special events.

Jul 8
Alumnus, fellow Bobcats turn tragedy into opportunity to help others Jul 8
When Matt Kittle’s fellow Master of Sports Administration alumni heard about his family’s incredible sacrifice and selflessness in the midst of tragedy, they were inspired – not only to support their fellow graduate but also future Bobcats.

New OHIO Honors Program attracts record numbers Jul 8
More than 370 students will join the new OHIO Honors Program in fall 2019. A successful pilot of the new OHIO Honors Program in the 2018-19 academic year helped to fuel interest in this new academic initiative.

Celebrating 50 years of Alden Library Jul 8
Alden Library is celebrating 50 years of serving OHIO students, faculty, staff and community members.

Jul 5
University releases One OHIO strategy update Jul 5
Ohio University RHE Study Committee Co-Chairs Nicole Pennington and Brad Cohen shared the following message with the University community regarding the One OHIO strategy on July 1, 2019.

Faculty member revives theatre program to serve Lancaster campus, community Jul 5
Victor Jones has spent the past nearly 10 years reviving a theatre program that draws people to Lancaster, Ohio, and gives students and community members alike their moments in the spotlight.

Jul 3
iCUE Spotlight: July 5-11, 2019 Jul 3
This week's schedule includes Public Telescope Nights, a Women's World Cup watch party and self-defense training workshops for employees.

Students complete inaugural Ohio Southern Building Bridges Summer Institute [PHOTOS] Jul 3
The first cohort of nearly 20 students completed the inaugural Building Bridges Summer Institute at Ohio University Southern last week. The event brought together young people from area colleges and high schools for an immersive three and a half day experience focused on community building, engagement and self-reflection.

Jul 2
Russ College researchers convert biomass to fuel with help of $1 million USDA grant Jul 2
Russ College researchers convert biomass to fuel with help of $1 million USDA grant

Former Russ College faculty member makes major gift to support student design Jul 2
A former associate dean for Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology has made a substantial gift to benefit engineering and technology design-related student organizations and programs

Patton College math and literacy camp teaches children valuable skills while helping local charity Jul 2
The Patton College’s Moving with Math and Literacy camp this summer added up to be a fun learning experience for elementary-aged children and a little help for area shelter dogs! The weeklong camp involved 13 campers from kindergarten-fifth grade in activities that integrated mathematics, literacy, movement, and community-building activities.

Fulbright award recipients encourage OHIO students to apply for prestigious grant Jul 2
Ohio University had the most Fulbright U.S. Student Program recipients in the state of Ohio for the 2017-2018 year, and during the 2018-19 academic year, seven OHIO students and alumni received the award. The time is almost here to apply for the next cohort.

Jul 1
OHIO School of Music faculty member named Yamaha Artist Jul 1
Ohio University School of Music piano professor Dr. Christopher Fisher and his wife and fellow music educator, Katherine Fisher, have been named Yamaha Artists, a superior honor that provides professional services exclusively to performing artists, concert venues, performing arts organizations and educational institutions that represent a commitment to the music industry.

Jun 28
Facilities Management and Safety recognizes four June Employees of the Month Jun 28
The Employee of the Month program recognizes exceptional performance by Facilities employees. All OHIO employees are invited to nominate FMS employees for this award using the nomination form on the FMS website. This month’s winners are: Steve Andrews, Jack Fulton, Roger Milstead, B Zimmerman.

Jun 27
College of Business Dean Hugh Sherman announces intent to step down Jun 27
Dr. Hugh Sherman has announced his intent to step down as dean of Ohio University’s College of Business (COB) at the end of the next academic year (June 30, 2020). Dr. Sherman has served as dean and the Corlett Chair of Strategy for the last 13 years.

CHSP event discusses growth and role of community health workers Jun 27
Dozens of healthcare professionals gathered earlier this month for a Community Health Workers Stakeholders Convening hosted by Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP). The goal of the event was to address the fast-paced growth of community health workers in the region and throughout the state.

iCUE Spotlight: June 28 – July 4, 2019 Jun 27
Take a look at the upcoming events on the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. Anyone with an active OHIO ID can log in and complete the form to add events that are sponsored by any OHIO planning unit or registered student organization.

Jun 26
OHIO student wins $50,000 scholarship from Top Hat to continue education Jun 26
An Ohio University student who just completed her freshman year has been named the winner of a $50,000 scholarship to continue her education.

Online registration opens for 2019 Black Alumni Reunion Jun 26
Online registration for the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion has officially begun and will continue through Friday, Sept. 6.

Chillicothe campus professor shares 2019 Global Connections experience Jun 26
Dr. Greg Obi, Ohio University Chillicothe’s Assistant Professor of Business Technology, was one of 16 Ohio University faculty and staff who participated in OHIO’s 2019 Global Connections. This year’s group traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Chaing Mai, Thailand.

Jun 25
Ohio Today’s spring issue explores ‘landscapes’ Jun 25
The spring issue features stories about how Bobcats care for, honor, tame and recreate in different kinds of landscapes—both real and symbolic.

Jun 24
Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem program enables the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit Jun 24
Entrepreneurs addressing the region’s long-standing social challenges now have customized tools and assistance to create businesses, new jobs and social impact, as well as achieve financial success, with the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (SEE) Appalachia.

Jun 21
OHIO First Scholars Program provides mentors to first-generation students Jun 21
Anna-Kaye Rowe knew she wanted to be a mentor for the OHIO First Scholars Program as soon as she received an email about the program in the summer of 2018.

Board of Trustees approves FY20 Operating, Capital budgets, Capital projects Jun 21
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital budgets, the second phase of the Clippinger renovation strategy, and the Richland Avenue Pedestrian Crossing during its meetings on June 20 and 21 at the Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio.