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Feb 24
Reaffirming OHIO's commitment to diversity and inclusion Feb 24
The following message was sent by Interim President David Descutner, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina to the Ohio University community on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Slideshow of Japanese cherry blossom trees available online Feb 24
The public can now view a rotating photo slideshow of the cherry tree grove that runs along the Hocking River between the bike path and Convocation Center. The website is managed by the Research Division and the Department of Linguistics.

Ohio University 2017 Homecoming theme announced Feb 24
This year's Homecoming theme captures the spirit of OHIO's musical legacy.

UHR issues health insurance information related to tax returns Feb 24
Each year the university provides employees with W2 tax forms for use in filing their tax return.<br />Under the Affordable Care Act, the university must also provide form 1095C to certain employees to assist them with answering health care related questions when filing tax returns.

Feb 23
Ohio University Lancaster receives national marketing awards Feb 23
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has been announced as a winner of two awards in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

Volleyball announces coaching staff additions Feb 23
<br />Fourth-year Ohio volleyball head coach Deane Webb announced the addition of Rodnei Santos as assistant coach and his wife, Laura Santos, as director of operations on Wednesday. The married couple spent the 2016 volleyball season at Oregon State.

University Program Council to host ‘Fat Tuesday with UPC’ Feb 23
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting “Fat Tuesday with UPC” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, on the fifth floor of Baker University Center.

'NONE WILL,' an M.F.A. School of Art student exhibition, runs Feb. 23 to March 2 Feb 23
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by M.F.A. candidates Andrew McNamara and Sadie Meade is on view Feb. 23 to March 2, in the Ohio University Art Gallery located on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall.

iCUE Spotlight_February 23-March 1, 2017 Feb 23
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening at Ohio University in the week ahead, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: Faculty Pageant, Fat Tuesday with UPC and YouTube Live: Diversity and Inclusion .

Feb 22
More than 800 Bobcats, nearly 100 employers participate in Career and Internship Fair (VIDEO) Feb 22
Nearly 100 employers and more than 800 Ohio University students participated in the Career and Leadership Development Center's bi-annual Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 14.

OHIO research calls attention to concussions in theater personnel Feb 22
Those acting on the theater stage are just as susceptible to head injuries as those playing on the football field.

OUC Diversity event sparks discussions about key issues in South Central Ohio’s evolving workforce environments Feb 22
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted a diversity discussions event to engage students and faculty in talks centered around dynamic workforce environments and the role diversity plays in them

Board formally elects Dr. Duane Nellis as 21st president of Ohio University Feb 22
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Duane Nellis as its 21st president today in Dublin, Ohio. He will officially assume his duties on July 1.

CLDC’s first-ever ‘JobFest’ to connect OHIO departments with students seeking employment Feb 22
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will hold its first-ever “JobFest: Part Time, On-Campus, and Seasonal Employment Fair” on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center 240/242.

Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks 2017-18 nominations by April 20 Feb 22
Program recognizes mid-career faculty members at Ohio University.

Registration for 2017 Student Expo to close Feb. 28 Feb 22
Event seeks faculty and staff judges.

Reminder about emergency resources from Ohio University and the City of Athens Feb 22
In the wake of a water main break last week that left parts of the Athens Campus and city without water, Ohio University and the City of Athens would like to issue a reminder about informational and emergency notification services available to all students, faculty and staff.

Feb 21
A message from Interim President David Descutner Feb 21
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Scripps online bachelor’s degree in applied communication ranked eighth in most affordable online college list by OnlineU Feb 21
OnlineU ranked Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s online bachelor’s degree completion program in applied communication eighth in its “2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Communications Degree” rankings.

Applications being accepted for Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship at Chubu University Feb 21
The Ohio University - Chubu University Relations Committee (CRC) is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship that allows for an OHIO faculty member to spend a semester in residence at Chubu University in Japan.

Tips for OHIO students who will be traveling this spring or summer Feb 21
Before they travel, all Ohio University students should remember to register with the Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) if they are planning to travel for any University-affiliated purposes such as research, study abroad, student club travel or an academic or professional conference.

Yu Zhang to be first graduate research series of the spring 2017 semester Feb 21
The Graduate Research Series returns to Alden Library on Wednesday, March 1 when doctoral candidate in the College of Health Sciences & Professions Yu Zhang presents “The Challenge of Speaker Variability in Speech Communication.” Zhang’s talk will be at 3 p.m. in the Libraries’ Friends Room.

Panel discussion about micro-aggression hosted by Libraries Feb 21
<br />The Libraries’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee is sponsoring a “kitchen table discussion,” an informal, highly-participatory panel, about micro-aggressions: subtle words or attitudes toward minority groups that reinforce stereotyping from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Feb 20
OUPD receives certification through Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board Feb 20
In January, Ohio University Police Department received certification through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Sekou Smith Feb 20
Sekou Smith, now a senior analyst for Turner Broadcasting, has been an active supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists and has mentored scores of aspiring journalists throughout his career. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Sekou Smith, moderated by Earl Hopkins, on Feb. 22.

Journalism workshop focuses on better storytelling about suicide Feb 20
Reporting on suicide may cause others to take their lives by suicide. That’s the premise behind a series of six workshops around Ohio that will teach campus and professional journalists the strategies and language they should use to report suicides in an informative, accurate and meaningful way to better serve their communities.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to meet February 22 in Dublin Feb 20
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on February 22 in the DIEC Building at the Dublin campus to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

University earns LGBTQ Friendly and Affordable status from SR Education Group Feb 20
Ohio University recently earned two impressive LGBTQ designations from the SR Education Group. It was named among the 2017 Top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges and the 2017 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges.

OHIO student teaches South African language, culture, history at local children’s chorus Feb 20
Ohio University student Nonkululeko Shongwe, who is from South Africa, recently shared South African language and culture with children from the Hocking County Children’s Chorus.

Dr. David Descutner assumes interim president role Feb 20
Dr. David Descutner assumed the role of interim president on Saturday, Feb. 18. He replaced Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, who accepted a position as managing principal and chief executive officer of AGB Search effective March 1.

Celebrate Engineers Week with the Russ College Feb 20
Join in National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25, with Russ College events that honor the accomplishments of some of engineering’s most innovative minds and demonstrate how engineering improves the human condition.

BobcaThon dance marathon raises nearly $75,000 for area Ronald McDonald House Feb 20
The year-long fundraiser BocaThon that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, ends with an all-day dance party.

Tantrum Theater wins multiple awards at Theatre Roundtable Feb 20
The College of Fine Arts and the OHIO Theater Division celebrate the recent awards and nominations of Tantrum Theater, at the Theater Roundtable Awards ceremony held in Columbus, Ohio, January 29.

A farewell message from President Roderick J. McDavis Feb 20
On his last day at Ohio University, President Roderick J. McDavis shares a farewell message with his fellow Bobcats.

Feb 19
OHIO residence halls to remain open over Spring Break Feb 19
A change in business operations within Ohio University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life will allow Bobcats to remain at their home away from home during the University’s upcoming Spring Break.

Park Place planning workshops to be held Feb. 22 and 23 Feb 19
Ohio University’s Park Place Planning Strategy Work Group will be holding public planning workshops at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Multipurpose Room A at the Athens Community Center and from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Baker University Center Ballroom to facilitate discussions and generate ideas about the future of the Park Place corridor.

OHIO faculty, staff to perform at eighth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant Feb 19
Ohio University's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is holding its Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant, an event showcasing the talents of OHIO faculty and staff while also raising money for charity, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Scholarship helps Southern Campus student, mother Feb 19
Ohio University Southern student Kim Kartes is the recipient of the Clarence and Mary Grace Feil Scholarship.

Feb 17
Former longtime School of Art + Design faculty Abner Jonas dies Feb 17
Former longtime School of Art + Design faculty Abner Jonas dies

Feb 16
Athens Campus to open at 8 p.m. Feb. 16; normal operations to resume Feb. 17 Feb 16
Ohio University's Athens Campus will open on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. and begin to resume normal operations. The only exceptions are Ping Center (6 a.m.), Alden Library (7:30 a.m.) and Baker University Center (7 a.m.), which will resume normal operations on the morning of Friday, Feb. 17.

Ohio University provides resources to students affected by water main break Feb 16
Ohio University updates the Athens Campus about resources available as a result of a water main break that has closed the campus.

Ohio University sends farewell wishes to President and First Lady Feb 16
The Ohio University community sends its best wishes to President Roderick J. McDavis and First Lady Deborah McDavis as they embark on a new journey after 13 years at OHIO. Their last weeks on campus have included several events to express gratitude and celebrate their legacy at the University.

Jefferson Marketplace grand opening festivities to be held Feb. 20-25 Feb 16
Ohio University Culinary Services will be hosting a week’s worth of grand opening festivities at the new Jefferson Marketplace Monday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 25.

Feb. 21 Campus Conversation to discuss bystander intervention, sexual assault, interpersonal violence Feb 16
“Campus Conversation: Power-Based Violence and Bystander Intervention and Empathetic Response” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Baker University Center Ballroom A.

Athens Campus closed due to water main break Feb 16
A water main break in the City of Athens has resulted in the closing of Ohio University’s Athens Campus as of 7:45 this morning.

Feb 15
Center for International Studies alumni, including U.S. State Department official, to speak on Athens Campus Feb 15
On Friday, Feb. 17, the Center for International Studies will host “The International Studies Professional in Today’s World” from 1 to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center.

Runners and walkers invited to lace up for Bobcat Dash Feb 15
Lace up your sneakers for the annual Bobcat Dash 5k as part of On The Green Weekend 2017.

Arbeit: "Oh, the places you'll go!" Feb 15
In her career as a speech-language pathologist, Holley Arbeit has traveled from Buffalo, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., and toured the world from England to Ecuador to South Africa.

Project Hindsight: KeAysia on finding inspiration through dance Feb 15
In her latest Project Hindsight blog, KeAysia talks about her experience and upcoming shows with the School of Dance, as well as finding inspiration and motivation through exploring art.

Feb 14
Lazaroff Lecture ¦ Portugal, ‘Forced Paradise’: The Daily Lives and Feelings of Jewish Refugees in Nazi Europe, Feb. 27 Feb 14
The 2017 Lazaroff Lecture features Dr. Marion Kaplan discussing “Portugal, 'Forced Paradise': The Daily Lives and Feelings of Jewish Refugees in Occupied Europe” on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker Center 240/24