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Friday, May 06, 2016

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May 5
University mourns sudden death of custodial worker Connie Bruker May 5
Ohio University employee Connie E. Bruker, 60, of Coolville, Ohio, died on Monday, May 2, at her home.

Ohio University to host international human-powered vehicle design competition May 13-15 May 5
Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology will welcome more than 300 student competitors from more than 35 institutions around the world to Athens, Ohio, for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ (ASME) 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) East competition from May 13-15.

Ohio University mourns loss of Chubu University Chairman Emeritus Ryozo Ohnishi May 5
Ohio University has lost a friend and partner with the passing of Chubu University Chairman Emeritus Ryozo Ohnishi.

Area first responders to hold fire training exercises at Brough House May 14 and 15 May 5
Area first responders to hold fire training exercises at Brough House May 14 and 15

May 3
Meet OHIO's new vice president for student affairs May 3
Jason Pina will join the Division of Student Affairs on June 13 and recently sat down for a question-and-answer session on his new role and much more.

Scenes from OHIO’s 2016 Undergraduate Commencement (PHOTOS) May 3
Nearly 3,000 graduates participated in two Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, April 30, at the Convocation Center on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

May 2
Alumnus shares 10 rules for success at Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration May 2
This year's Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration keynote speaker Jerome W. Williams, a 2009 graduate of Ohio University, shared his 10 rules for success with about 90 multicultural graduates.

Sherman reappointed as College of Business Dean May 2
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Hugh Sherman as dean of the College of Business. The reappointment is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

#BusinessBobcat Buzz Episode 7: Go forth with honor May 2
Sometimes, we all need a little inspiration. That's why this episode features the commencement speech of Dr. David Kirch, professor of accounting in the College of Business. His speech was originally delivered at the 2016 residential MBA graduation.

Compass e-mails to take one-day hiatus May 5 May 2
Ohio University Compass e-mails will take a one-day hiatus on Thursday, May 5. The Compass website will continue to be updated with the latest news stories and special alerts.

Apr 30
Take a closer look at 2016 Graduate Commencement [PICS] Apr 30
Ohio University conferred more than 750 graduate degrees during its 2016 Graduate Commencement ceremony on Friday morning. Take a look at a few of the best moments.

Class of 2016 celebrated at Undergraduate Commencement, welcomed into alumni family Apr 30
Surrounded by some of the same members of the Ohio University community who welcomed them into the Bobcat family as first-year students, as well as those who supported them along the way, the Class of 2016 marked the pinnacle moment in their OHIO experience during Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies held April 30 in the Convocation Center.

Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honors 2016 graduating class Apr 30
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, scholarship recipients, student leaders and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

Apr 29
Faculty and alumna receive prestigious awards at Graduate Commencement Apr 29
Ohio University conferred more than 750 graduate degrees during its 2016 Graduate Commencement ceremony Friday morning in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

Benefits Open enrollment period extended to May 3 Apr 29
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period has been extended and will now close on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 pm. Benefits-eligible employees MUST participate in Open Enrollment.

Sales management students develop business plans to help IGS Energy connect with millennial consumers Apr 29
Sales management students develop business plans to help IGS Energy connect with millennial consumers

Alumnus Robert Föehl gives back to promote ethical leadership education Apr 29
Alumnus Robert Föehl brings his Business Bobcat pride to the ends of the earth – in one case quite literally, as he displayed a Bobcat flag in Antarctica.

Apr 28
‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Zanesville’s Lisa Stein Haven Apr 28
Lisa Stein Haven, an associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, is the latest OHIO faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series.

May 3 is Ohio University Day in Columbus Apr 28
The OHIO Alumni Association is partnering with OHIO Athletics to, in the words of “Voice of the Bobcats” Russ Eisenstein, ‘paint it green and white’ in Columbus on May 3. Alumni and friends will gather for various events around the city and post to social media using #OHIODAY2016.

Apr 27
Human Resources provides guidelines for summer hours Apr 27
To further support the work/life balance of Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

Bikeway patrons asked to use caution May 11 and 12 during painting of new mile markers Apr 27
New mile markers will be painted on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway on May 11 and 12. Bikeway patrons are being asked to exercise increased caution on these days.

Excel training survey results and training topics Apr 27
Analyzing Information with Systems represents a series of topics that are being developed as building blocks in support of the new Chart of Accounts Redesign project. The first topic in this series will be centered on enhancing Excel skills for OHIO staff.

Meet Kelly Chilcote, the April Classified Employee of the Month Apr 27
Meet Kelly Chilcote, a records management specialist in Undergraduate Admissions, who likes reading, baking and Johnny Depp.

ELIP class lets students get their hands dirty working with Rural Action Apr 27
Ask students what motivates them to attend class, do their work, and learn, and for many having the opportunity to apply their academic skills to a real-world experience is on the top of their list. International Ohio University students got to do just that in their freshmen comp requirement Business & Professional English class overseen by the English Language Improvement Program (ENG 1610: Business section).

Avionics Engineering Center signs $1.6M research agreement with FAA Apr 27
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Avionics Engineering Center has signed a $1.6 million, five-year agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Inspection Services to provide technical support to enhance the development, evaluation, and certification of airspace navigational systems, instrument flight procedures, and avionics equipment.

Members of the Counselor Advisory Board exchange ideas with Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions staff Apr 27
Members of the Counselor Advisory Board (CAB) were on campus Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 to mee with Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions staff to discuss their views on the college admission and application process.

2016 Earth Day Celebration celebrates accomplishments and looks to the future Apr 27
Participants of Ohio University’s 2016 Earth Day Celebration applauded each other’s’ efforts, shared their visions for the future and challenged one another to continue to aggressively move forward with sustainability efforts.

Ohio University Office of Sustainability announces certification program Apr 27
During the Earth Day Celebration on Ohio University’s Athens Campus April 20, the Office of Sustainability announced a new program open to all administrative and academic units called “Sustainability Tracking & Evaluation Program” or STEP.

Ping Center to close for annual maintenance, April 30-May 8 Apr 27
The Ohio University Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center will be closed April 30 to May 8 for its annual spring maintenance. The closure allows the building to be thoroughly cleaned and the fitness equipment to be serviced or replaced.

Perseverance pays off for Chillicothe Campus graduating student Apr 27
Lineup set for Recognition of Graduation event

Apr 26
Biological secrets of new titanosaurian dinosaur revealed by Heritage College scientists Apr 26
Scientists from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are part of an international team describing a new dinosaur species named Sarmientosaurus musacchioi. The discovery of an essentially complete, well-preserved skull and partial neck of the long-necked dinosaur in Argentina gives scientists the first good look at the head of an anatomically primitive titanosaur. It has yielded some of the most comprehensive information to date regarding the brain and senses of titanosaurs.

Bobcats Scholar-Athletes Of The Week Apr 26
Check out the top Ohio Bobcats student athletes of the week here.

Nursing students at Southern Campus gain valuable experience during critical care simulation Apr 26
On April 20, junior and senior bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students at Ohio University Southern participated in a critical care simulation.

Ohio University Southern multidisciplinary 3-D printing team wins at Expo, brings grant project full-circle Apr 26
Eleven Ohio University Southern students were selected and recognized for their collaboration and hard work in the Nursing and Regional Campus categories at Ohio University’s annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.

Luncheon brings together HERS Leadership Institute alumnae at Ohio University Apr 26
A luncheon sponsored by the Office of the Provost April 19 brought together female Ohio University faculty and staff who are alumnae of the HERS Leadership Institutes, a prestigious program designed to prepare women for leadership roles in higher education.

Apr 25
Irwin reappointed as Russ College Dean Apr 25
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Dennis Irwin as dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The reappointment is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Research Compliance to host LEO IRB demonstration sessions Apr 25
Submissions must be made through system effective May 1.

Nominations open for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement for faculty, staff, alumni Apr 25
Now through Aug. 15, all faculty and staff members at Ohio University are invited to nominate faculty, staff and alumni for the annual Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.

Retirement reception for Connie Graves and Karen Perez is April 27 Apr 25
A retirement reception will be held to honor Office of the University Registrar employees Connie Graves and Karen Perez from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Schoonover Center 380.

College of Business students team with world experts to tackle deadly mosquito-spread diseases Apr 25
Vaylenx, a business run by Ohio University students, earned the Founder’s Award at the Texas Christian University (TCU) Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition for having the boldest idea with the widest impact.

Meet Karen Keesey, the March Classified Employee of the Month Apr 25
March Classified Employee of the Month Karen Keesey likes "Downton Abbey," gardening, long-haired Weimaraners and Range Rovers. Find out more about her here.

One-day conference to welcome young OHIO professionals Apr 25
Navigating the post-college professional realm is an uphill battle. Fortunately, the Bobcat network is throwing a lifeline to those young professionals who are determined to make their mark. The OHIO Young Professionals Conference is an all-day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, as a part of On The Green Weekend.

Apr 22
Benefits Open Enrollment will close on Friday, April 29 Apr 22
As a reminder, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will close on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm. Enrollment is offered online via My Personal Information (MPI). Refer to the Open Enrollment User Manual for instructions to use MPI for Open Enrollment. Benefits-eligible employees MUST participate in Open Enrollment.

Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Apr 22
Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Preparing for Spring Commencement 2016 Apr 22
Helpful tips and instructions for graduates, parents and guests

Ohio University envisions zero waste possibilities through RecycleMania achievements Apr 22
In the ten weeks spanning from early February into April, more than 200 colleges and universities competed in a nationwide recycling tournament, RecycleMania, all actively changing the way their school disposes of waste.

An update on the RCM Model budgeting process for FY17 Apr 22
In response to feedback from academic units, several refinements are being proposed for the FY17 version of the RCM budgeting model.

TechGROWTH Ohio’s Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration a Success Apr 22
More than 175 people turned out on March 29 to celebrate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in southeast Ohio at TechGROWTH Ohio’s fourth annual Innovation Celebration.  The evening highlighted companies that are significantly impacting the region’s economy and turned the spotlight on four up-and-coming startup ventures that are gaining traction.

Multicultural students discuss importance of studying abroad Apr 22
The Office of Global Opportunities and the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention cohosted a Global Diversity Panel on April 15 that allowed multicultural students to discuss their travel abroad experiences.

Call for applications open for visiting professorship at Chubu University in Japan Apr 22
The Ohio University – Chubu University Relations Committee of the Office of Global Affairs at OHIO recently issued the call for applications for the Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship for 2017, and faculty have until the end of May to apply for the program.