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Feb 22
Event Services to begin taking space reservations for 2019-20 academic year on March 20 Feb 22
Opening Day kicks off promptly at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, and allows OHIO student organizations and departments as well as external customers to make reservations for Aug. 11, 2019, through Aug. 9, 2020.

OHIO’s 2019 Black Alumni Reunion to be held Sept. 12-15 Feb 22
The Black Alumni Reunion, OHIO’s largest alumni reunion outside of Homecoming, is held every three years and open to all alumni and friends.

Provost Djalali announces Russ College dean finalists Feb 22
Provost Djalali announces Russ College dean finalists

TechGROWTH client iReconCars® acquired by international auto corporation Feb 22
TechGROWTH Ohio supported startup iReconCars®, a used car reconditioning management platform that automates the auto reconditioning process, has been acquired by Cox Automotive™’s vAuto®.

Feb 21
President Nellis invites students to apply for upcoming Presidential Leadership Society cohort Feb 21
President Nellis invites students to apply for upcoming Presidential Leadership Society cohort

National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University award 2019 Russ Prize Feb 21
OHIO President M. Duane Nellis and NAE President C.D. Mote, Jr., honored the creators of percutaneous coronary intervention, the non-surgical procedure formerly known as angioplasty with a stent on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. The biennial Russ Prize recognizes an international bioengineering achievement that has vastly improved the human condition.

New Master of Science in Athletic Training program accepting applications Feb 21
As Bachelor of Athletic Training programs phase out across the nation in favor of a graduate degree program, Ohio University is ahead of the curve and is currently accepting students to the new Master of Science in Athletic Training program in the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP).

College Bound participant receives full ride to Vassar College Feb 21
Vinton County High School senior Tyler Harber received a full scholarship to Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York, where he will enroll this fall. Harber participated in Ohio University’s Patton College of Education Upward Bound and College Bound programs as a high school freshman and senior, respectively. College Bound, which replaced Upward Bound, provides potential first-generation college students with skills and support services that cultivate resilience, confidence, and preparation for a healthy and successful transition to a postsecondary institution upon high school graduation.

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 22-28, 2019 Feb 21
This week's iCUE schedule includes a Winter Dance Concert, Americorps and diversity panel discussions and a couple of history lectures.

Ohio University named 2018 Tree Campus USA Feb 21
Ohio University has once again been designated as a “Tree Campus USA” location by the Arbor Day Foundation.

Alumnus’ Bobcat experience inspires giving through The OHIO Match Feb 21
Wayne and Carol Pletcher’s longtime support of OHIO continues with a scholarship devoted to students studying the natural sciences and created in partnership with the University, which has pledged up to $25 million to strengthen its endowed scholarship program.

Feb 20
OHIO SAAC hosts Bobcat/Bulldog Indoor Field Day Feb 20
The third annual Bobcat/Bulldog Indoor Field Day is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, inside Walter Fieldhouse. The event will feature eight stations facilitated by Ohio University student-athletes and Athens High School students, designed to engage the children in physical activity.

Environmental Studies Sustainability Film Series continues Feb. 20 with ‘Saving Sea Turtles’ Feb 20
The Environmental Studies Sustainability Film Series continues this spring with the showing of “Saving Sea Turtles: Preventing Extinction,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Athena Cinema in uptown Athens.

Counseling and Higher Education works with Teacher Education in a new study about students impacted by trauma and how teachers can help Feb 20
In recent years, there has been a growing concern regarding the prevalence of traumatic experiences among students and how these experiences affect learn-ing and behavior in the classroom. A new study by Patton College of Education faculty is helping teachers recognize the signs of trauma and facilitate learning and growth.

Education leaders from China's Hubei Province visit Ohio University Feb 20
Education officials from China’s Hubei Province visited Ohio University in January to discuss potential areas of collaboration with university faculty and staff.

Renée A. Middleton elected to the executive committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Feb 20
Renée A. Middleton, dean of The Patton College of Education, was named to the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) executive committee for a two-year term.

Information for students on progress surveys beginning submitted this week Feb 20
Progress surveys provide you with feedback about your course performance via email. Most instructors will be asked to provide feedback.

Free summer law program for Southeastern Ohio high school students Feb 20
Students from Southeastern Ohio can apply now for the Summer Law & Trial Institute offered at Ohio University from July 7-19, 2019.

Faculty encouraged to utilize student success tool; student progress survey now available Feb 20
Ohio University faculty are encouraged to participate in the midterm progress survey within the MyOHIO Success Network that will provide insight to individual students taking their courses between Feb. 20 and March 6.

Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann to share his story at Ohio University on Feb. 20 Feb 20
Holocaust survivor Sami Steigmann will provide a message of life, faith and hope, Feb. 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Chabad Jewish student center at Ohio University located at 33 N. Court St.

Facilities Management and Safety launches Employee of the Month program Feb 20
Want to show your appreciation for the Ohio University staff who keep the heat on, sidewalks cleared, trash emptied, water running, and more? Ohio University Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) launched an Employee of the Month program in February to recognize exceptional performance by their employees. All OHIO employees are invited to nominate FMS employees for this award using the nomination form on the FMS website. Nominations will be accepted at any time during the year.

Feb 19
Ohio University Chillicothe Dean Marty Tuck announces retirement plans Feb 19
Marty Tuck, who has served as Dean of the Chillicothe Campus since 2011, has announced his intention to retire, effective June 30, 2019.

Football announces 2019 Spring Football practice schedule Feb 19
The Bobcats will hold 15 practices over the span of 41 days. Spring practice will begin on Monday, March 4, inside Walter Fieldhouse and will conclude on Saturday, April 13, at Peden Stadium.

Athletics participates in 2019 MAC Mental Health Awareness Week Feb 19
The Ohio Student-Athlete Advisory Committee wrapped up "Mental Health Awareness Week" as part of the Mid-American Conference Council of Student-Athletes' yearly initiative last week. The Ohio SAAC committee members hosted tabling events, workshops and were active on social media.

Bob Moran Symposium speaker Greg Lee to discuss race in American media Feb. 20 Feb 19
Lee, the keynote speaker for the annual OHIO Bob Moran Symposium, will discuss race in the American media. He has enjoyed a celebrated career as a sports journalist and has served as a senior editor at The Boston Globe, South Florida Sun Sentinel, The Washington Post and NBA.com.

Heroes of Heroin(e) documentary visit Athens, Nelsonville Feb 19
“I’m trying.” A woman struggling with addiction and the challenges that accompany the disease, spoke those words during the documentary Heroin(e).

Feb 18
Ohio University mourns loss of dedicated alumna Feb 18
Marilyn Allen, BSED ’58, a dedicated Bobcat educator, passed away the morning of Feb. 6 with family at her side. She was 82.

Open forums announced for Russ College of Engineering and Technology dean search finalists Feb 18
Four finalists for the position of Dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology will interview on Athens Campus, Feb. 26-March 1, in Stocker Hall 103. There will be separate forums for faculty. All of the forums will be live streamed.

Communications major took a gap year before choosing OHIO's Lancaster Campus Feb 18
Communications major took a gap year before choosing OHIO's Lancaster Campus

Lancaster campus Dean’s list announced Feb 18
160 students qualified for the Dean’s List at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center.

Students reflect on life changing trip to Spain Feb 18
“I went into the program expecting to learn a little, enjoy the culture, and come back to Athens pretty similar to how I left. But this program, without sounding too cliché, changed my life. In just four weeks, I constantly pushed myself out of my comfort zone, made lifetime friends and learned so much,” Emily Barbus said.

Lazaroff lecture on 'Jewish Women, Conversion, and Apostasy in Late Medieval Spain' on Feb. 27 Feb 18
The 2019 Lazaroff Lecture features Dr. Alexandra Guerson and Dr. Dana Wessell Lightfoot discussing "When Astruga Became Blanca: Understanding Jewish Women, Conversion, and Apostasy in Late Medieval Spain" on Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom A.

Feb 16
Free Vietnam War film screening, veterans conversation, March 2 Feb 16
CHI will screen episode five of the Burns and Novick series, titled 'This Is What We Do' (July 1967-December 1967). A discussion follows, led by a Vietnam War veteran and an Iraq and Afghanistan War veteran.

Feb 15
AccessibleOHIO week aims to dismantle campus stigmas surrounding accessibility, disability Feb 15
AccessibleOHIO week aims to dismantle campus stigmas surrounding accessibility, disability

Ohio University Libraries Offers Documentary Film Screening Feb 15
Ohio University Libraries is screening the documentary film, "Paywall: The Business of Scholarship," from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, in Alden Library (319).

Workshop lets health professions students practice respectful teamwork Feb 15
In January, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine hosted a workshop to help health professions students learn to better care for patients in ways that are mutually respectful, unrestricted by stereotypes and genuinely curious.

Ohio University’s Dance Division presents the 2019 Winter Dance Concert Feb 15
Celebrating 50 years of artistic inquiry and creative excellence, OHIO’s Dance Division presents the annual Winter Dance Concert for two nights only.

Feb 14
Special Science Café will explore the OHIO Museum Complex Feb 14
Event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

Office of the Registrar announces class permission slips are going paperless Feb 14
Beginning Monday, Feb. 18, the class permission (“green slip”) process is available online for all students. Summer semester 2019 is the first semester students will be able to initiate a permission request online through their My OHIO Student Center.

Ohio University theater students sweep Ohio Valley USITT Peggy Ezekiel Awards Feb 14
Ohio University students in the Theater Division’s Production, Design and Technology (PD&T) program swept the Ohio Valley Section (OVS) United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) Peggy Ezekiel Awards during the Oct. 2018 regional conference, leading them to represent OHIO in the national USITT conference held in Louisville from March 20 to 23.

OHIO’s Theater Division presents ‘Holly Down in Heaven,’ by Kara Lee Corthron Feb 14
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the fourth production of the 2018–19 season, “Holly Down in Heaven,” by Kara Lee Corthron, directed by Brian Evans.

2018 alumnus finds success with social networking app Feb 14
It was the sense of community Logan Koshenka found at Ohio University that served as a driving force behind Skyway, the social networking app he founded.

Dr. Ann Bainbridge Frymier named new director of School of Communication Studies Feb 14
Frymier brings more than 25 years of experience to this role, joining OHIO from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she is a professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, and a former associate dean of the graduate school.

OHIO sending student leaders to annual MBLGTACC conference Feb 14
Fifteen OHIO student leaders are traveling to Wichita, Kansas, for the 2019 Midwest Bisexual Lesbian Gay Transgender Asexual College Conference.

Susan Burgess to be honored Feb. 25 at Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture Feb 14
The event begins with a reception followed by the Distinguished Professor introduction and portrait unveiling at 7 p.m. Following the unveiling, Dr. Burgess will present her lecture, titled “LGBT Inclusion in American Life: Pop Culture, Legal Transformation, and Critical Civil Rights.”

Feb 13
Ohio University Founders Day is Feb. 18 Feb 13
In celebration of Ohio University’s Founders Day, the Student Alumni Board has partnered with Student Senate, Black Student Cultural Programming Board, International Student Union, University Program Council, and Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity to host a birthday party on Feb. 21.

Read 'The History of Housing and Residence Life from the 1800s to the Present" Feb 13
Living on campus has been a defining experience for generations of OHIO students. Today more than 7,300 students live and learn in 39 residence halls and the housing and residence life experience is woven into the fabric of campus life.

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 15-21, 2019 Feb 13
This week's calendar features a Greek Week event, a female survivors workshop and the start of the new School of Theater play about a pregnant teenager. Find out more on the CUE.

Open OHIO interactive art and science installation continues dialogues Feb 13
As a way to advance the conversation of past Open OHIO meetings, art exhibits will tour the University and surrounding community.

New dinosaur with heart-shaped tail provides evolutionary clues for African continent Feb 13
A new dinosaur that wears its “heart” on its tail provides new clues to how ecosystems evolved on the African continent during the Cretaceous period according to researchers at Ohio University.