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Mar 29
Environmental justice proponent Teresa Mills awarded 2017 Appalachian Advocate Award Mar 29
The award is annually awarded by the Ohio University Multicultural Center and Women’s Center to a woman who has dedicated herself to enhancing the well being of Appalachian communities, Appalachian women’s health, Appalachian families and Appalachian land issues.

Patton College to host forum on substance abuse Mar 29
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education will host a Regional Community Forum: New and Important Issues in Public Education from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 4, at the Athens Community Center.

Cherry trees lighting this week along the Hocking River Mar 29
The University is lighting up the grove of Cherry Trees near the Hocking River and the Convocation Center this week. The lighting began on March 27 and will continue at least through April 2.

Students experience city life, connect with alumni during Chicago Networking Week Mar 29
Chicago Networking Week gave students the opportunity to connect with noteworthy alumni in the Chicago area and get a taste of life after graduation.

Collaborative alumnus-student design selected Homecoming 2017 logo Mar 29
The logo for Homecoming 2017 symbolizes this year's theme and OHIO's musical heritage.

Expo to spotlight OHIO student research and creative work April 6 Mar 29
On Thursday, April 6, more than 800 students will fill the Convocation Center with presentations and exhibits of their original research, scholarship and creative work.

University Human Resources announces benefits changes for FY 2017-18 Mar 29
The recommendations include changes to premiums and cost sharing in the PPO plan, and changes regarding utilization management of certain prescriptions.

Mar 28
Spring 2017 Literary Festival to be held April 5-7 Mar 28
The 2017 Spring Literary Festival, held April 5, 6, 7, will feature authors Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum, Mary Cappello, Gerald Early, Tom Sleigh and Colm Tóibín.

Essayist and poet  to speak at Alden Library during Literary Festival Mar 28
On Friday, April 7, featured poet Tom Sleigh (11 a.m.) and essayist Gerald Early (noon) will read from their work and lecture on literary topics of general interest to the audience.

Libraries to host networking event on fake news and information literacy Mar 28
This meeting will host a discussion on information literacy-related projects from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 on the 4th floor of Alden Library.

“It’s All in the Mind, You Know:” New thesis exhibition by Amy DeSitter opens Mar 28
Amy DeSitter maps the attributes of psychological topography in the form of abstruse landscapes rendered in varying washes of inks over microscope imagery, creating lush textures.

University mourns death of psychology professor Mar 28
University mourns death of psychology professor: Harry Kotses was leader in asthma self-management field

Governor appoints Dell Robinson to Ohio University Board of Trustees Mar 28
Dell Robinson, a former chair of the OHIO National Alumni Association, has been named to the University's Board of Trustees.

Mar 27
Graduate Student Senate to host 2017 GradFest March 31-April 1 Mar 27
Graduate Student Senate is hosting a day full of activities for graduate students and the local community on Saturday, April 1. It aims to bring the graduate student community together for a day of professional development and fun-filled activities.

Holocaust Memorial Program — A World Erased: A grandson’s search for his family’s Holocaust secrets Mar 27
Award-winning writer Noah Lederman will speak at Ohio University at 7 p.m. Thursday April 13, in Baker University Center Ballroom A. His poignant memoir, "A World Erased," transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.

Office of Sustainability, Moving and Surplus announce ReBike Program Mar 27
Are you an Ohio University student, or staff or faculty member who would like to purchase an affordable used bicycle? The University has a great new program to offer.

Women of Appalachia Project’s 'Women Speak' raising funds for My Sister’s Place Mar 27
The Multicultural Center and Women’s Center are pleased to announce the eighth annual Women of Appalachia Project “Women Speak” performance, a juried presentation of poetry, story and song, featuring women artists from throughout Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, and featuring special guest, poet Maggie Smith.

Club Managers Association of America chapter wins Chapter of the Year Award Mar 27
Ohio University’s Club Managers Association of America chapter, which is comprised almost entirely of students from The Patton College, was named Student Chapter of the Year at a national conference in February.

Ohio University Press novel receives starred review from Library Journal Mar 27
Library Journal gave a starred review to Jim Minick’s debut novel, “Fire Is Your Water," saying it “belongs at the top of every spring reading list.”

Doctoral students share experience working on OHIO’s Department Self-Assessments for Inclusion and Accessibility, winners announced Mar 27
In January, Ohio University’s Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team launched the Department Self-Assessment for Inclusion and Accessibility, a tool to help departments reflect on their efforts to incorporate accessibility planning into their day-to-day activities and identify resources needed to further those efforts.

Athens International Film and Video Festival begins April 3 Mar 27
The 2017 Athens International Film and Video Festival opens its 44th season April 3. The week-long festival features hundreds of productions in different genres from more than 45 countries.

Layla Sweet is University’s first female ROTC commander Mar 27
Ohio University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program is breaking new glass ceilings. Lt. Col. Layla Sweet recently became the University's first female ROTC commander for either the Air Force or Army.

Athens Beautification Day expands to include a week of community service Mar 27
Sponsored by Ohio University's Community Service Leadership Council, the 13th annual Athens Beautification Day will be held Sunday, April 9, and will be preceded for the first time by a week filled with events designed to bring OHIO students and employees and Athens-area residents together to give back to the community they all call home.

Mar 26
University Program Council to host ‘Spring Cleaning’ event Mar 26
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting “Spring Cleaning with UPC” from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

‘Wonderful World of Skating 2017’ to transform Bird Arena into Magical Kingdom Mar 26
Ohio University’s Bird Arena will be transformed into the Magical Kingdom for "The Wonderful World of Skating 2017" from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 1.

Mar 24
U.S. Navy Band to perform in Athens April 6 Mar 24
The United States Navy Band from Washington, D.C., will present a free concert at 7:30 PM Thursday, April 6 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Moms Weekend is March 31 - April 2 Mar 24
Moms Weekend, which begins Friday, March 31, and continues through Sunday, April 2, is one of the best opportunities for students, friends and family to experience what the OHIO community has to offer.

Campus Recycling combats the plastic bag with reusable alternatives Mar 24
On the morning of Wednesday, March 22, Ohio University students, faculty and staff were immediately greeted by powerful artistic demonstration of plastic bag use at Baker University Center. As part of the educational outreach component of RecycleMania, OHIO Campus Recycling representatives stood before the demonstration handing out 500 reusable grocery bags to combat plastic bag use.

OHIO Reuse & Repair Fair partners with Patagonia’s Worn Wear college tour Mar 24
Thanks to a partnership with Post-Landfill Action Network, Patagonia’s Worn Wear repair team will be in Athens to perform free repairs on any brand of clothing as part of Ohio University’s Reuse & Repair Fair on Wednesday, March 29 from 12 – 7 p.m. in Ping Recreation Center.

Healthy OHIO and WellWorks step up employee wellness programs Mar 24
You fear your New Year’s health resolutions reached their expiration date when you opened that box of Valentine’s Day chocolates in February. Get back on track this spring by signing up for Healthy OHIO, Ohio University’s employee wellness initiative offered through CHSP’s WellWorks.

Mar 23
OHIO women celebrated at Women’s Achievement Dinner Mar 23
On the evening of Thursday, March 2, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Order of Omega and the Ohio University Women’s Center came together to host OHIO’s first Women’s Achievement Dinner. The event honored women faculty and staff in their various roles that aid in the success of Ohio University.

ITS students visit, learn about infrastructure at Nationwide Arena Mar 23
A group of Ohio University students studying Information and Telecommunication Systems made a trip to Columbus to visit Nationwide Arena on Feb. 25. Students had the opportunity to tour the facility and learn about its networking operations. 

iCUE Spotlight: March 23-29, 2017 Mar 23
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Baker Peace Conference, opera for the rest of us, running for science and sustainability fun.

Project Hindsight: Ally Goes on a Road Trip Mar 23
Ally Campbell is taking full advantage of OHIO's Spring Break! Join her, fellow Project Hindsight participant Raeann Ensworth, and a few more friends from Ohio University as they talk about traveling through New Hampshire, Boston, and other sites.

OHIO Men’s Hockey team seeks ways to engage and educate team members on bystander intervention Mar 23
On Feb. 27, the OHIO Men’s Hockey team gathered in Bird Area with members of the Campus Involvement Center to participate in Power-Based Personal Violence and Bystander Intervention training. The team engaged in an interactive session to explore factors that prevent people from being better bystanders and learn how to combat these issues through pro-social behavior.

Ohio University scientists to study therapeutic properties of natural products, including cannabis Mar 23
Edison Biotechnology Institute launches five-year study.

Registration underway for Campus Rec’s summer youth camps Mar 23
Registration is underway for the Department of Campus Recreation's annual CAMPus REC Summer Camp and its Teen Adventure Camp.

Southern Campus’ Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship and Safe Harbor partnership to help area children Mar 23
The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation recently approved a grant underwriting a new partnership between the Ohio University Southern Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship and Safe Harbor of Northeast Kentucky.

Celebrate Women conference embraces advocacy and wellness Mar 23
This year’s conference theme, The Power of YOU: Advocating for Women, Wellness and Work, encouraged visitors to reflect on the power each person has to change their life and influence the lives of others.

Latest ‘Clubs across Campus’ video explores ASCE’s concrete canoe project (VIDEO) Mar 23
University Communications and Marketing’s latest installment in the “Clubs across Campus” video series explores OHIO’s chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and the concrete canoe competition this professional student organization takes part in.

Mar 22
OUC students take on activism with consent, sexual assault and sex education event Mar 22
Ohio University Chillicothe students Morgan Bivens, Tessa Byers, Vanessa Chandler and Leah Hollis organized a campus event centered around the issues of consent, sexual harassment and the importance of comprehensive sex education March 22, 2017.

'Equal Means Equal' film shines light on women's issues Mar 22
“Equal Means Equal,” was screened at Ohio University Chillicothe March 21 with special guest, filmmaker and director Kamala Lopez.

Registration open for Spotlight on Learning Conference Mar 22
Registration for the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference is now open. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 25, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in Alden Library. Multiple concurrent sessions are centered around the theme "What are students learning?"

Rev up for the 7th annual Cruise-In At The Convo Mar 22
Cruise-In At The Convo returns to On The Green Weekend. Automobile aficionados are invited to bring their favorite vintage or modern wheels.

Administrative Service Awards to be held March 30 Mar 22
Dedicated administrators at Ohio University will be honored on Thursday, March 30, at the annual Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony. This year's ceremony will be in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Ohio University Speaking Bobcats win five national championship titles Mar 22
The Speaking Bobcats of Ohio University excelled at the Public Communication Speech & Debate League National Tournament, bringing home more than 20 awards, including five national titles.

Athletics announces multiyear partnership with adidas Mar 22
The Ohio University Athletics Department has agreed to a multi-year exclusive partnership with adidas beginning in July of 2017 announced Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus.

Mar 21
Newest episode of WOUB's 'Our Town,' featuring Jackson, premieres March 26 and 27 Mar 21
Produced by WOUB Public Media, the documentary series visits towns large and small to uncover their histories, highlight their unique contributions to the region and explore their futures.

Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary viewing is March 30 Mar 21
Ohio University’s Central Region Humanities Center will present a showing of "Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask," a documentary by Media Arts professors Frederick Lewis and Joseph Slade.

Ohio University Campus Recycling collects more than 31 tons of recyclable materials at RecycleMania Community Take-Back Day Mar 21
On Saturday, March 18, Ohio University Campus Recycling and Power 105.5 sponsored the 2017 RecycleMania Community Take-Back Day for area residents to bring their difficult-to-recycle items and gently-used donations. With the help of various partners, more than 31 tons of recyclable items were collected within five hours.