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May 24
Bobcat Student Orientation 2019 to bring incoming students to campus in June May 24
Between June 3 and June 29, about 4,000 new Bobcats will visit the Athens Campus for their two-day orientation session. BSO's mission is to make certain all students, families and guests feel welcome, comfortable in their transitions, connected to campus resources and confident in their academic schedules before their first semester.

OHIO’s Daniel Skinner, Ph.D, and recent graduate, Nakul Bhardwaj, DO, MPH, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved May 24
Along with OHIO alumnus Nakul Bhardwaj, DO, now a physician at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio University professor Dr. Daniel Skinner, Assistant Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently published in the May 2019 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

OHIO Alumni Association releases five-year strategic plan May 24
Reflecting a “One OHIO” mindset, the OHIO Alumni Association’s five-year strategic plan defines what the organization is, where it is going and how it will get there.

May 23
University announces director of sorority and fraternity life finalists May 23
The University community will have an opportunity to interact with four candidates during open forums where they will deliver a brief presentation and answer questions from students, faculty and staff. Interviews will take place May 28-31.

Celebration of Volunteerism commends alumni chapters, societies May 23
The OHIO Alumni Association recently honored Ohio University graduates who have gone above and beyond in their efforts to connect and engage their fellow Bobcats and in service to their alma mater and the communities they now call home.

New look coming for OHIO Qualtrics surveys May 23
Surveys created after May 27 will have an updated look to match current web brand standards.

May 22
City of Dublin transfers 27.701 acres identified in economic development agreement to advance OHIO’s academic mission May 22
The City of Dublin has transferred 27.7 acres to Ohio University in support of the University’s teaching, research and service mission. The land, valued at $4.2 million and referred to as “subarea 2” in the Dublin Framework Plan, provides flexibility for growth as University goals and opportunities evolve. With this transfer, the University now owns 85.6 acres on the Dublin campus.

Nominate faculty, staff or alumni for a Global Engagement Award May 22
The awards recognize current and former faculty and staff, as well as 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.

Professor emeritus to discuss region’s history on WATH radio May 28 May 22
Professor emeritus to discuss region’s history on WATH radio May 28

OHIO faculty utilize experiential learning on the OHIO Student Farm May 22
Theresa Moran’s and Art Trese’s work with the OHIO Student Farm enables them to structure their courses with more reflection on doing.

iCUE Spotlight: May 23-30, 2019 May 22
This week's calendar includes the Alden Library 50th Anniversary Celebration and an Optional Practical Training Workshop.

May 21
University announces 2023 class of Cutler Scholars May 21
Ohio University’s Cutler Scholars Program has selected 16 community-engaged leaders for the class of 2023. The incoming Scholars have been accepted into six of Ohio University’s colleges, with majors ranging from communication sciences and disorders to philosophy to computer science. The Cutler Scholars Program provides financial support, mentorship, and experiential learning opportunities to help students develop into leaders for the common good.

Stanley-Linscott retires after 27 years at OHIO, CPS colleagues reflect May 21
Inez Stanley-Linscott, who has worked at Ohio University since 1992, has announced her retirement, effective June 28, 2019. Inez has been an administrative specialist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) for almost 10 years.

Patton College's David Nguyen receives the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award May 21
Counseling and Higher Education Assistant Professor Dr. David Nguyen received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award at the Graduate Professional Student Appreciation Week Celebration Event at Walter Rotunda on April 23. Established in 1972, the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award annually recognizes one Ohio University professor who has demonstrated exemplary performance as an instructor, researcher, and faculty member.

Ohioana Library announces Ohio University Press children’s titles as finalists for 2019 Book Awards May 21
Two Ohio University Press children’s books are finalists for 2019 Ohioana Book Awards. The books are Carole Miller Genshaft’s Aminah’s World: An Activity Book and Children’s Guide about Artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson, and Michelle Hout’s Count the Wings: The Life and Art of Charley Harper.

May 20
Spring into summer with new Bobcat Store apparel May 20
The official online store of the OHIO Alumni Association has launched its spring collection, featuring an array of athletic wear and warm weather gear.

Recent OHIO exercise physiology graduate helps save child's life in Athens May 20
Kylie Harper, an exercise physiology graduate from Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, reacted instantly as both her training and her instincts took over.

Six OHIO students, alumni selected as Fulbright Students May 20
Six Ohio University students and alumni — Max Annable, Francesca Cappetta, Chase Goodwin, Tracy Kondrit, Parker Smith, and Emily Trzeciak — have been selected as recipients for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. Each will spend 8-12 months working to promote international educational and cultural exchange in host countries across Asia, Europe, and South America. Two other students, Logan Cull and Jenna Grams, were named alternates to their programs.

May 17
Updated Performance Management course available in Professional Development Pathways May 17
This eLearning course, which used to be an instructor-led course, includes an overview of the performance management cycle at OHIO, distinguishes between employee and supervisor responsibilities in the process, and provides information about the construction of written goals and objectives.

SSN protection coming to Catmail May 17
Starting May 22, if you try to email an SSN, that message will be rejected with a security warning.

May 16
Heritage College, Cleveland Clinic share pride in first Cleveland graduates May 16
Graduation of the first class of osteopathic physicians trained at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland reflects the promise of a long collaboration between the college and its partners, most notably Cleveland Clinic.

Heritage College, Cleveland’s first graduates recall pulling each other through med school May 16
Members of the first class to graduate from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland expressed a range of feelings as they looked back on four years of medical training, and prepared to take part in Commencement.

Cleveland Clinic chief urges graduating med students to always welcome new challenges May 16
Physicians trained at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will be well-equipped to play a role in the new world of patient-centered, collaborative health care, Cleveland Clinic’s top official told the college’s 2019 graduating class.

City of Athens to collaborate with Ohio University to maximize use of land behind Athens community center May 16
Ohio University and the City of Athens will once again collaborate to maximize use of University-owned land, this time near the city’s community center campus.

Donal Skinner named dean of Honors Tutorial College May 16
Dr. Donal C. Skinner is the new dean of the Honors Tutorial College, effective July 15. He is a professor of endocrinology in the University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology and has served as the inaugural dean of the UW Honors College since 2017.

iCUE Spotlight: May 17-23, 2019 May 16
This week's calendar features a free medical clinic, a State of the Region Conference and the Alden Library's 50th Anniversary Celebration.

May 15
Southern Campus announces changes to Equine Studies Program May 15
Changes in enrollment have resulted in modifications for the equine studies program. Current students can complete the face-to-face option over the 2019-20 academic year or transition to the online option. New students can enroll in the online track to complete an associate’s degree in equine studies.

Game time, television info announced for Bobcats' Sept. 7 Pittsburgh game May 15
The OHIO Football Team's 2019 matchup at Pittsburgh on Sept. 7 will kick off at 11 a.m. from Heinz Field and will be televised on the ACC Network. The Bobcats beat the Panthers in 2005.

OHIO students place in 2019 Ethics in Action National Student Video Competition May 15
Ohio University students Anthony Bartolomucci, Chloe Green, Sydney Hutchinson, Daniel Mendenhall, Kurt Mohr, Emily Rodic, Alexandria Skowronski and Jessica Woods were recently awarded runner-up in the Viewer’s Choice Short Film Category for their video, “Ethics in the Small Things,” as part of the 10th annual Ethics in Action Video Competition put on by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust (CPT).

May 14
Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference to focus on partnerships promoting growth May 14
Registration is now open for the Eighth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Baker University Center Ballroom in Athens, Ohio from 8:30 AM – 2 PM, hosted by Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Colleagues celebrate retiring RHE Executive Dean Bill Willan [PHOTOS] May 14
Colleagues, friends, and family gathered at Ohio University’s Southern Campus on Friday, May 10, to celebrate the career of William “Bill” Willan, who will retire as executive dean for OHIO Regional Higher Education on June 30, 2019.

May 13
Libraries’ web site to migrate to Web CMS May 13
The Libraries’ website under the new system maintains its current functionality, but aligns the presentation of content with web pages across the University, facilitating user navigation and discovery through the University’s site search mechanisms. The official switch will happen this summer.

New Ohio University study profiles the changing face of suicide within the state May 13
According to a new study released by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (The Alliance), suicide is increasingly comprised of individuals both young and old, with suicide rates rising more than 36 percent for those ages 20 to 29 and approximately 57 percent for those aged 60 or older in the last 10 years.

May 11
Summer legal institute invites high school applicants ¦ Apply by June 5 May 11
Students from Southeastern Ohio can apply by June 5 for the Summer Law & Trial Institute offered at Ohio University from July 7-19. The program is competitive, but free to selected participants.

May 10
OHIO Hockey announces Cole Bell as new head coach May 10
Ohio University Men’s Ice Hockey announces Cole Bell as the new head coach for the 2019 season. Bell takes over for Sean Hogan as the 14th head coach in program history.

May 9
Ohio University Southern graduate surprised by soldier husband May 9
Courtany Boyer was overwhelmed with emotion as she readied to put on her cap and gown on May 3 to be recognized for earning her bachelor's degree in applied management. The reason was a surprise visit from her husband, Adam Boyer, a staff sergeant in the West Virginia National Guard.

Student Accessibility Services recognizes two OHIO faculty members as outstanding advocates May 9
The office of Student Accessibility Services has awarded their 2019 Accessibility Ally Awards to Dr. Roger Aden and Dr. Elizabeth Beverly for their dedication toward inclusion and success of students with disabilities.

Two OHIO students selected as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars May 9
Two Ohio University students have been selected as 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. Junior Mahmoud Ramadan and sophomore Edward Drabold were both recognized for their research on carbon capture. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM research.

Spring 2019 Undergraduate Commencement [PHOTOS] May 9
More than 4,000 students received undergraduate degrees at OHIO on May 4.

Ohio University Libraries to celebrate Alden's 50th birthday May 9
Join us for anniversary cheer as we celebrate Alden Library’s 50th birthday party with cake and punch.

iCUE Spotlight: May 10-16, 2019 May 9
This week's schedule features two Stroll Patrols, a Classified Senate Meet-and-Greet and a free health clinic.

Sustainability Award winners announced May 9
The Office of Sustainability has announced the 2019 Sustainability Award winners. Political Science professor Dr. Nancy Manring was presented a Lifetime Sustainability Achievement Award for her contributions to sustainability at OHIO.

Marching 110 names Sophia Medvid as first female field commander May 9
The Marching 110 has selected rising senior Sophia Medvid as its first female field commander to lead the marching band to be “better than the best ever.”

May 8
2019 Spotlight on Learning Conference inspires ideas May 8
On April 30, over 130 faculty and staff from across the University enjoyed sessions from numerous local experts on a variety of topics related to experiential learning.

Athletics sets program high in Academic Progress Rate for second-straight year May 8
For the second year in a row, all 16 of the intercollegiate programs that represent Ohio Athletics achieved a multi-year Academic Progress Rate score above 970, as announced by the NCAA today in its 2017-18 data report.

Five OHIO winter sports student-athletes named MAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes May 8
Representing the Bobcats were junior Emilia Lahtinen and senior Corrin Van Lanen of the swimming & diving team, redshirt junior Kade Kowalski of the wrestling team and sophomore Jason Carter and redshirt freshman Ben Vander Plas of the men's basketball team.

Faculty, staff selected for Global Connections program May 8
The first group of faculty and staff members have been selected to take part in the OHIO Global Connections Professional Development Initiative and will travel to Vietnam and Thailand in May.

OHIO representatives present at international conference on sexual assault May 8
Three Ohio University community members recently presented at the End Violence Against Women International Conference on Sexual Assault in San Diego, California, about the sexual violence investigation process and supporting survivors.

May 6
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appoints Matthew T. Evans to OHIO Board of Trustees May 6
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appointed Matthew T. Evans to a nine-year term on the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Ohio University Eastern honors 2019 graduating class May 6
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, student leaders, and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the campus’ Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.