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Jun 24
Trustees approve FY2017 budget Jun 24
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2017 budget and discussed strategic planning efforts at meetings on the Lancaster Campus during the June 2016 meeting.

Trustees announce presidential search committee, launch website Jun 24
The Board of Trustees announced today the names of the 21-person search committee charged with finding Ohio University’s 21st president.

OHIO researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' Jun 24
A team including Ohio University researchers has found evidence of the oldest known agriculture - not by humans, but insects.

Molly Johnson named associate director of nursing at Ohio University Southern Jun 24
Associate Professor Molly Johnson has been named associate director of nursing at Ohio University Southern.

Sitterley trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County students Jun 24
Four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Trustee William J. Sitterley, a principal member at Sitterley, Vandervoort, and Davis in Lancaster, Ohio, and his wife Sally, trust administrator, recently transferred the trusts to The Foundation to provide Fairfield and Hocking County students attending Ohio University with scholarships, as well as to continue these families’ legacies into perpetuity.

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 promises to be “Straight Outta OHIO”   Jun 24
Ohio University will welcome alumni and friends to Athens for Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (#OHIOBAR2016) September 15-18. More than 350 Bobcats participated via survey to select “Straight Outta OHIO” as the reunion’s theme. Taking guests back to where it all began, the Black Alumni Reunion tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years.

Ohio University Lancaster Students Attend Vigil to Mourn Orlando Shooting Victims Jun 24
Among the attendees at the candlelight vigil were members of Gender Equality Solidarity Society (G.E.S.S.), a student organization at Ohio University Lancaster.

Jun 23
Ohio University’s College of Business receives second honor from SportBusiness International Jun 23
Professional Master of Sports Administration program ranked #1 online postgraduate sports program.

Master of Business Administration students learn more than accounting from Dr. Kirch Jun 23
Dr. Kirch’s lectures inspire students to become honorable professionals

University’s new professional theater in Dublin celebrates inaugural season Jun 23
Tantrum Theater welcomed President Roderick J. McDavis and approximately 170 guests to Dublin, Ohio, for an Inaugural Season Celebration and performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” on June 18.

“Innovative” Ohio Today Spotlights Bobcat Ingenuity Jun 23
OHIO abounds with innovations. For example, in transportation, Bobcats have assisted in the debut of a local mass-transit poetry bus, created a bus scheduling app for regional school districts, and hosted the 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. In eco-friendliness, OHIO faculty, staff, and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, personal storytelling, and citizen scientists to implement wearable air quality sensors, deployable water quality sensors, and unmanned aerial environmental monitoring.

Jun 22
A message to students regarding cleanup efforts around OHIO’s Graffiti Walls Jun 22
As Ohio University prepares to embark on a major cleanup effort to remove graffiti and paint overspray from the sidewalk and the textured vertical surfaces surrounding its Graffiti Walls, students are reminded about the parameters of the Graffiti Walls.

AEP Ohio presents Ohio University Southern with $25,000 for efficiency project Jun 22
American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio recently met with officials at Ohio University Southern to present the campus with a $25,000 energy incentive check for recently completed improvements.

Bobcat Student Orientation takes on a Zero Waste experience Jun 22
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Office of Sustainability have teamed up with Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) in hopes of diverting 90 percent of waste from landfills during the orientation.

Human Resources will host employee appreciation event June 29 Jun 22
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to join executive staff and leadership for lemonade, popcorn and watermelon on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:15 – 7 p.m. on College Green in advance of the “Under the Elms” concert.

Jun 21
WOUB’s 'Gridiron Glory' recognized by Ohio Valley Regional NATAS Jun 21
This honor marks the eighth student production award in the show’s 17-year history.

Jun 20
AEP Ohio recognizes Ohio University for commitment to energy efficiency and the environment Jun 20
AEP Ohio has recognized Ohio University for its commitment to energy efficiency, the environment and taking part in AEP Ohio’s savings incentives programs for businesses in 2015.

Pennsylvania high schoolers find STEM fuel at Russ College workshops Jun 20
Russ College of Engineering and Technology welcomed more than 30 Pennsylvania high school students to campus on Friday for a series of hands-on workshops as part of the Upward Bound Math and Science program.<br />

Study finds that students in Appalachian Ohio lag behind the rest of the state in technology access Jun 20
A recent study conducted by Ohio University Associate Professor John Hoag revealed that students living in Appalachian Ohio have a clear disadvantage when it comes to availability to broadband service and the attainment of school-issued computers and tablets.

June Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed Jun 20
The Ohio University Board of Trustees June meetings on the Lancaster Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Mac Stricklen named new Ohio University ombudsperson; will begin role July 6 Jun 20
Mac Stricklen has been named Ohio University’s next ombudsperson after an internal search chaired by Dianne Bouvier, director of equal opportunity and accessibility and former ombudsperson. Stricklen will begin his new role July 6.

Jun 17
Swimming and Diving named CSCAA Scholar All-American Team Jun 17
The Ohio Swimming and Diving team has earned the distinction of being named a Scholar All-American team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the CSCAA announced.

Senior golfer Ty Herriott wins Maryland Amateur Golf Championship Jun 17
Ohio men's golfer Ty Herriott recently won the 95th Maryland State Golf Association's Amateur Championship, which was held June 9-12 at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore.

WOUB Public Media launches new podcast, will feature variety of topics Jun 17
WOUB Public Media’s new podcast “Spectrum” will feature conversations with an eclectic group of fascinating people. Some of the interviews are from famous people, some are not, but they all have captivating stories.

Greg Moeller appointed assistant dean for student success Jun 17
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth announced the appointment of Greg Moeller, BSC ’04, MED ‘09, as the assistant dean for student success. The appointment will begin on July 1.

Colorful Southern Campus team completes 5K to benefit ImPACT testing for high school athletes Jun 17
For the nine members of the Ohio University Southern Color Splash 2016 team, June 11 started with a bang and burst of rainbow. Proceeds from the event help fund crucial screenings for high school athletes.

Ohio University receives Deshpande Symposium award for technology commercialization excellence Jun 17
Accomplishments of Technology Transfer Office, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem recognized at event.

AACTE recognizes The Patton College of Education’s clinical model of education as one of the best Jun 17
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education continues to feature The Patton College of Education in its Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series, recognizing its clinical model of education as one of the nation’s best.

Jun 16
UHR announces sick leave donation pilot program will end on June 30, 2016 Jun 16
In July 2014, Ohio University Human Resources (UHR) in collaboration with the Administrative and Classified Senates unveiled a sick leave donation pilot program. However, the University recently received an Ohio Attorney General legal opinion stating that sick leave donation programs at public colleges and universities are not authorized by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). To comply with the ORC, the sick leave donation pilot program will end effective June 30, 2016.

Ohio University’s mascot Rufus to celebrate diversity at Columbus PRIDE Jun 16
Rufus will travel to Columbus on Saturday to participate in the city’s 35th PRIDE Celebration. Parade step-off begins at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of S. Front Street and W. Broad Street in downtown Columbus.

University mourns death of alumnus Dick Linke Jun 16
Richard (Dick) O. Linke, 98, died on June 15, in his Hawaii home. A 1941 graduate of Ohio University, the widely known entertainment manager's client list included Andy Griffith, Jim Nabors, Jerry VanDyke, Ken Berry and Frankie Avalon.

Ohio University to address need for more study space with a new academic center Jun 16
The Board of Trustees will be presented a resolution for review and approval at the next board meeting that would allow the University to proceed with the design phase for a new academic center.

Robertson named associate vice president for architecture, design and construction Jun 16
Gregory S. Robertson will join Ohio University as the newly appointed associate vice president for architecture, design and construction on June 14.

Jun 15
Chart of Accounts project activities for Spring 2017 go-live Jun 15
The Chart of Accounts Redesign Project Team is completing a series of mapping activities with representatives from each Planning Unit with a completion date scheduled for mid-July.

Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and enthusiastic Bobcat Alan E. Riedel Jun 15
Alan Ellis Riedel passed away on June 14, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1930, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Riedel graduated from Ohio University in 1952 and married Ruby Pearl Tignor in Newark, Ohio, the following year. They carried on a life-long love affair for 62 years with each other, with Ohio, and with Ohio University. 

Innovation Strategy announces plans for second cycle of funding Jun 15
Planning for the Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding process is now underway.  Ohio University anticipates releasing the Cycle 2 Request for Proposals (RFP) in September 2016.

Gates Foundation-Ross County scholars are named Jun 15
Students pursue college goals, Prof. Trube speaks in China and more news from Chillicothe Campus

Jun 14
Voinovich School hosts return of statewide prevention and recovery conference Jun 14
Nearly 500 prevention and recovery professionals from throughout Ohio will soon return to Athens as the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs hosts the Ohio Promoting Wellness & Recovery (OPEC) Conference for the second time, June 27 – 29, 2016 at the Ohio University Baker Center.

Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Spring Semester Dean’s List Announced Jun 14
114 students qualified for the Dean’s List at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center. The students represented cities and towns from all over Ohio. Students achieving Dean’s List are listed alphabetically by last name with their hometown.

Kevin King named Ohio University director of industry partnerships Jun 14
The new position will help Ohio University develop and enhance private sector relationships that support research, technology commercialization, fundraising and student career opportunities.

Jun 13
A message from President McDavis regarding Monday's vigil for the Orlando shooting victims. Jun 13
The following message was sent by President Roderick J. McDavis to the Ohio University community on Monday, June 13, 2016.

University reflects upon George V. Voinovich’s contributions and legacy Jun 13
George V. Voinovich has made a remarkable impact upon the many lives that he touched at Ohio University. As our community mourns his passing, we reflect upon the monumental legacy he leaves behind for generations of future Ohioans.

New executive director for equity, civil rights compliance, and accessibility named Jun 13
Sara L. Trower, J.D., has been appointed executive director of Ohio University’s Office for Equity, Civil Rights Compliance, and Accessibility. She will oversee and monitor all activities relating to civil rights compliance.

Bentornati! Welcome back MBA students Jun 13
Master of Business Administration students return from Italy with international consulting experience.

Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration program again ranked #1 in the world Jun 13
OHIO’s MSA program earns top spot in SportBusiness International ranking for fourth time

Jun 12
International piano duet will be featured artists during June 23-25 visit Jun 12
The School of Music presents internationally celebrated pianists, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, as featured artists, clinicians, and jury for the OHIO International Piano Duet and Duo Competition and the Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar on June 23-25.

A message from President McDavis regarding the passing of Senator Voinovich Jun 12
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

Jun 10
OUS Academy of Excellence to focus on Greek culture Jun 10
Ohio University Southern will present “Exploring the World,” the 36th annual Academy of Excellence summer camp July 18-22 at the Proctorville Center and July 25-29 at the Ironton campus.

Exhibition at Ohio University Lancaster Showcases Work of Adjunct Faculty Artists Jun 10
Ohio University Lancaster is featuring work from two adjunct art faculty this summer. The art exhibition features the work of OUL adjunct art faculty Chris Eaton and Trisha Clifford Sprouse

Southern Campus Equine Studies students earn PATH certification Jun 10
Five Ohio University Southern Equine Studies students received certification from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International on June 4