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Aug 28
CLDC offering students leadership certificate opportunities Aug 28
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is offering students the opportunity to pursue a Professional Leadership Certificate and a 21st Century Leadership Certificate.

Mathematician Todd Eisworth presents “To Infinity and Beyond!” at Science Café kickoff Sept. 9 Aug 28
Mathematician Todd Eisworth presents “To Infinity and Beyond!” at Science Café kickoff Sept. 9

Nationwide opens OHIO vs. Marshall photo contest to fans Aug 28
The 2015 football season kicks off with OHIO Bobcats vs. Marshall Thundering Herd on Sept. 12 at Peden Stadium. As you wait with other Bobcats in anticipation of the game, Nationwide is giving you a chance to score early for our team.

Renowned designer to bring exhibtion to Athens Aug 28
A month long exhibition and public presentation by renowned New York-based graphic designer and letterist Stefan Sagmeister is presented by Ohio University School of Art + Design.

Zimbabwe’s Thomas Mapfumo to debut new album at Ohio University Aug 28
Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. On Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m., OHIO will host a lecture and demonstration from Mapfumo in the Schoonover Center, room 450.

Aug 27
Dip In with New 1-Credit Themes in Action Courses Aug 27
Students looking for a 1-credit course this semester can dip into one of the university's themes with a CAS 1300x Themes in Action course.

Fall tobacco cessation classes will begin for OHIO employees and students Aug 27
Ohio University continues to show support for those interested in quitting their tobacco use with upcoming tobacco cessation classes this fall.

First Data Visualization Professional Development Day a success Aug 27
he first Data Visualization Professional Development Day was held on Friday, August 21 with a crowd of over 60 in attendance from departments across the University.

His Story Includes a Well-Stamped Passport Aug 27
James Gresock '15 came to Ohio University in the the fall of 2011 expecting to study athletic training. All it took was a few classes and trips around the world to entirely change his life plan.

Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters Aug 27
Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters

New features coming to Catmail on the web Aug 27
Microsoft will be introducing some improvements and adding some new features starting as soon as Sep. 1.

OHIO trustees hear updates on budget Aug 27
At meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Campus, University officials updated the OHIO Board of Trustees on the final state budget and how that will shape institution-wide planning efforts moving forward.

Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in northeast Ohio Aug 27
Hundreds of friends, partners and supporters joined Ohio University and its Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate the college’s new campus in northeast Ohio.

Ohio University moves to single-stream recycling Aug 27
This year, the Ohio University community will find recycling on campus is easier than ever as OHIO moves to single-stream, mixed recycling processes.

Ohio Volleyball 2015 season preview Aug 27
The Mid-American Conference's preeminent program is ready to chase another championship in 2015. The Bobcats have qualified for the NCAA Championship nine of the past 12 years and have won a MAC title in 11 of the past 12 seasons.

President McDavis delivers State of the University Aug 27
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis delivered his annual State of the University address to faculty and staff at the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda. Below is a transcript of his remarks.

President McDavis reflects upon the Ohio University experience during annual Faculty and Staff Convocation Aug 27
Opening his remarks with a heartfelt letter from the parent of a prospective student, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis asked faculty and staff to reflect upon what makes OHIO a special place to be during the 2015 Faculty and Staff Convocation in Margaret M. Walter Hall Wednesday.

Aug 26
2015 Alumni Awards recipients announced Aug 26
2015 Alumni Awards recipients announced

HVAC improvements underway at Southern Campus Aug 26
Contractors have started in full force on improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Collins and Riffe Centers on Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

Information session to explore OHIO’s new student preferred name policy Aug 26
A brown bag information session designed to raise awareness about and answer questions related to Ohio University's new student preferred name policy will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Baker University Center 240/242.

Kiel joins Ohio University Zanesville leadership team Aug 26
An enrollment management, student affairs and student success expert, Gerald “Jerry” Kiel comes to Ohio University Zanesville with more than three decades of experience at public colleges and universities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina.

Largest class on record welcomed by College of Business at Freshman Convocation Aug 26
Faculty, staff, students, and an alumna speaker all the way from Chicago alike gathered at Nelson Commons to properly welcome the 614-person College of Business Class of 2019 this Saturday, August 22.

Multicultural Student Expo is Thursday Aug 26
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

Nominations sought for 2015 Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement Aug 26
The Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at Ohio University or in their fields or disciplines.

Southern Campus staff participate in 3D modeling training Aug 26
Staff from the nursing, art, electronic media and computer services departments at Ohio University Southern recently participated in a three-day training program for the campus’ new 3D print module.

The 1804 Fund awards 12 new education and research initiatives Aug 26
On June 5, The Grants and Funding Committee of the Ohio University Foundation resolved to award $368, 218 from the 1804 Fund to invest in five new graduate/faculty initiatives and seven undergraduate learning proposals.

University College, Libraries debut online OHIO history project Aug 26
University College and University Libraries are proud to debut “An Introduction to Ohio University,” a web-based, multi-media project that documents the University’s rich and distinct history – from its humble beginnings in the wilderness of the Ohio Country through its post-World War II rise to prominence.

Aug 25
Chillicothe Campus opens fall term in style Aug 25
Advancements, activities set tone for successful academic year

First-year students invited to info sessions on women’s scholars program Aug 25
First-year female Bobcats are invited to attend upcoming information sessions about Ohio University’s Margaret Boyd Scholars program, OHIO’s first and only women’s scholar program.

Lancaster Campus students learn about student organizations [SLIDESHOW] Aug 25
The first day of classes at Ohio University Lancaster was filled with food and information.  Several student organizations had information tables in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall to help new students learn about the opportunities for involvement on campus.

University and regional entrepreneurs to be featured on new WOUB series Aug 25
Ohio entrepreneurship will be the featured topic of a new radio series produced by WOUB Public Media.

Aug 24
Ebony Bobcats plan, network, sip and boogie at annual event Aug 24
Ohio University’s Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) hosted 180 attendees at their 5th Annual Breakfast Meeting and Dance on August 14-15 at The Manor of Euclid in Euclid, Ohio. The weekend’s events brought students, alumni and friends together to review EBN’s activities over the past year, and reconnect.

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans available for the 2015-2016 academic year Aug 24
Faculty and staff can purchase meal plans for the upcoming school year. These options are tailored to the needs of faculty/staff and provide added flexibility in daily food choices.

LINKS Pre-Matriculation program prepares multicultural students for success Aug 24
A school-record 505 first-year students and 90 peer mentors participated in the annual LINKS Pre-Matriculation program this year, breaking last year's record mark of 448 students.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Gatehouse Media CEO Kirk Davis Aug 24
The chief executive officer of Gatehouse Media took classes at Ohio University Lancaster in the early 1980s.  Gatehouse Media recently purchased the Columbus Dispatch.

OHIO, Athens communities invited to grand opening, ribbon-cutting for new residence halls Aug 24
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities are invited to a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase I of OHIO's Housing Development Plan, which will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the new Living Learning Center. A special student celebration is planned that evening.

President gives Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during First-Year Convocation Aug 24
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis gave the Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during the annual President’s Convocation for First-Year Students on Sunday afternoon. The president told the 4,675 first-year students it seemed like yesterday when he was a freshman living in Lincoln Hall.

Printmaking professor garners international recognition Aug 24
Printmaking professor Art Werger was recently recognized with the Grand Prize at the third biennial International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia, a printmaking festival, exhibiting artists from all over the world.

Aug 23
College of Health Sciences, Professions debuts welcome-back video Aug 23
OHIO's College of Health Sciences and Professions released a video, poking fun of the quieter days of summer on campus while highlighting some of the important work that occurred while students were away and sharing with students a big initiative coming this year.

Foster care student: 'Felt I could make a home here' Aug 23
There were no parents carrying Michael Outrich's bags to his freshman dorm. He came to Ohio University alone, emancipated from the foster care system.

Aug 21
A message from President McDavis regarding fall commencement Aug 21
The following message from President Roderick J. McDavis regarding the decision to implement a fall commencement ceremony was sent to Ohio University faculty and staff on Aug. 18, 2015.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free fall training sessions Aug 21
he Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21. The five-session training is free for people affiliated with Ohio University.

Campus Involvement Center, Campus Rec offering a slew of activities fall semester Aug 21
From the Performing Arts and Concert Series to Intramural Sports, Ohio University's Campus Involvement Center and Campus Rec offer students a plethora of opportunities to nurture their minds and bodies and to engage in the OHIO experience.

How a graduate student is using engineering and medical skills to help people with Type 1 diabetes Aug 21
Biomedical engineering student LaDonya Jackson and endocrinologists in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are testing the effectiveness of a new diagnostic tool.

Patience Munjeri, Mbira Dziva to perform Aug. 28 in Grover Center Aug 21
Patience Munjeri, virtuoso mbira player from Zimbabwe, will perform Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Grover Center Atrium and will hold a demonstration class on Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. in the Front Room Coffeehouse in Baker University Center. Both of these events will be free and open to the public.

Southern Campus’ director of electronic media pens book Aug 21
Don Moore, associate professor and director of Ohio University Southern's electronic media program, has released a book on David E. Carter, a small-town kid who became known both nationally and internationally in the creative media world.

Aug 20
Beatrice Selotlegeng delivers message to Mandela Washington Fellows at Dartmouth College Aug 20
Selotlegeng ties it all together for Fellows by presenting on how to translate conversation into practice

Dr. O’Reilly wins prestigious American Marketing Association Award Aug 20
Recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution Award, O’Reilly is one of just three individuals to receive an award from the AMA’s Sports and Special Events Marketing interest group this year

M. Geneva Murray named director of Women's Center Aug 20
M. Geneva Murray has been named director of the Ohio University Women's Center effective Oct. 12. She replaces Susanne Dietzel who left the University in the spring for a position in New Orleans.

Microsoft releases critical Windows update: Users encouraged to install Aug 20
If you have a Windows computer, run Windows Update at your earliest convenience.