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Nov 20
Meet October 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Erin Jeffers Nov 20
Meet October Classified Employee of the Month Erin Jeffers. She likes watching Netflix, hiking in the Smokey Mountains and listening to the band, Cake. Read more about her here.

OHIO named one of six innovative colleges to watch in national report Nov 20
Ohio University was named one of six innovative colleges to watch in 2019 after its inclusion in a Chronicle of Higher Education series last month.

Area drug task forces gather to discuss opioid epidemic Nov 20
A unique meeting of three groups focused on combatting the opioid epidemic in Ohio met together Nov. 14 in Athens to hear a presentation on the epidemic’s state and local impact.

CHSP proud to fly Donate Life flag Nov 20
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) has a mission of connecting its students and alumni to communities through health sciences. Lifeline of Ohio proposes to provide “lifelines that connect us all.” This makes a partnership that includes the raising of a Donate Life flag inside CHSP’s Grover Center home a natural fit.

Ohio University’s Theater Division presents Tony Award-Winning Musical, “Cabaret” Nov 20
Ohio University’s Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present “Cabaret,” the third production of the 2018–2019 season.

Alumnus gives to Linguistics Department, lends expertise to OHIO curriculum development Nov 20
James Stratman’s gift to Ohio University not only reconnected him to his alma mater but also opened the door for him to give of his talents and support new avenues of learning in the Linguistics Department.

Nominations sought for 2019 Alumni Awards Nov 20
The OHIO Alumni Association and Intercollegiate Athletics are seeking nominations for the 2019 Alumni Awards Gala, honoring Bobcats who have distinguished themselves professionally and/or who have provided notable service and support to Ohio University.

Support a Bobcat through exams with a Finals Week Survival Kit Nov 20
A fundraiser for the Student Alumni Board, the Fall 2018 Finals Week Survival Kit is packed to the brim with OHIO-themed goodies to keep students warm, healthy and happy—all while lifting their Bobcat spirits.

University plans for enhancements to Bicentennial Park will highlight best attributes of space with focus on University mission Nov 20
University plans for enhancements to Bicentennial Park will highlight best attributes of space with focus on University mission

Community Thanksgiving meal brings people back for seconds Nov 20
After a successful inaugural community Thanksgiving meal was held in Trimble in 2017, hundreds came back for seconds on Wednesday, Nov. 14.

Nov 19
iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 23-29, 2018 Nov 19
This week's CUE features a fundraiser to battle the local opiate epidemic, an Ohio Communication Hall of Fame Induction and performances of the legendary musical, "Cabaret."

Athena Cinema Announces 7th Annual Holiday Movie Series Nov 19
The Athena Cinema of Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is excited to announce this year’s lineup of classic films for its seventh annual Holiday Film Series.

Read the 2018 issue of Ohio Women magazine Nov 19
Ohio University’s magazine for female Bobcats is packed with stories of women who found their voice at OHIO and learned to use it to fight injustice, correct inequality and improve the world for us all.

City of Athens to delay planned biosolid application on University-owned Hebbardsville farm property Nov 19
City of Athens to delay planned biosolid application on University-owned Hebbardsville farm property

Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ final home football game of 2018 season Nov 19
Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ final home football game of 2018 season

Native American Journalists Association holds first national event at OHIO Nov 19
Pember visited Ohio University on Nov. 14 to advise student journalists and attendees how to cover sexual assault cases and share expert thoughts on coverage of violence against women.

Ohio University Eastern Faculty Member Kim Ciroli recognized nationally Nov 19
The National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE) has named Kim Ciroli, lecturer in early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, as the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Early Childhood Teacher Educator Award. <br /><br />

Nov 16
University mourns Æthelred Eldridge, retired Ohio University professor of art and influential avant-garde artist Nov 16
Former Ohio University associate professor of art and influential avant-garde artist, Æthelred Eldridge died on Nov. 12, 2018.

CoLab extends hours of operation to meet student demand Nov 16
Ohio University’s CoLab, which opened on Sept. 17 and had an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Oct. 18, on the third floor of Alden Library has extended its hours of operation to better allow students to take advantage of the space later into the night.

Professor of Psychology Julie Suhr to discuss detecting deception at Science Café Nov 16
Event will be held Wed., Dec. 5, in the Baker Center Front Room.

MAC releases November wrestling rankings Nov 16
Based on the individual rankings, the Ohio wrestling team boasts seven student-athletes ranked in the top-four of their respective weight classes in the league.

Nov 15
Innovation Center to host Additive Manufacturing Lab open house Nov 15
The Additive Manufacturing Lab features several types of 3D printers and scanners, a milling machine and a vacuum former that are available for use by university and community members interested in designing prototypes and manufacturing products on demand.

Two OHIO students named University Innovation Fellows Nov 15
Two Honors Tutorial College students have been named 2018 University Innovation Fellows — a program that empowers students to become agents of change at their schools. HTC business major Audrey Bull and HTC environmental studies major Ed Drabold are two of 358 students from 96 higher education institutions and 16 countries.

Stevens Literacy Center hosts inaugural Aspire class Nov 15
OHIO the first four-year institution to receive Aspire grant

Nov 14
CATS Late Night Shuttle to provide transit service during Thanksgiving holiday, Winter Break Nov 14
Ohio University’s CATS Light Night Shuttle Service, a free transportation option offered to students, faculty and staff, will remain available during the approaching Thanksgiving Holiday and Winter Break periods.

Ohio University announces second annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge recipient Nov 14
The University of Kansas (KU) School of Public Affairs & Administration was the winner of the Second Annual Voinovich Public Innovation Challenge, sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in conjunction with the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs, and Administration (NASPAA) during their 2018 annual conference in Atlanta, Georgia.

OHIO’s Patton College of Education receives $2 million Noyce Grant to fund Master’s Program in STEM Education Nov 14
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education has received $2.3 million in funding from the National Science Foundation to create the RALLY for STEM Robert Noyce Teaching Fellowship Program, which encourages STEM graduates and professionals to pursue middle and high school teaching careers.

OHIO Air Force ROTC cadets teach West Elementary sixth graders history of U.S. flag Nov 14
Three cadets met with the sixth-grade students to discuss the history and significance of the flag. Because the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks had just occurred, it was good timing.

OHIO Athletics posts record-setting graduation success rate Nov 14
In graduation data released by the NCAA today, Ohio student-athletes have a four-class average (2008-12) of 88 percent in the Graduation Success Rate (GSR), and, in the 2011-12 cohort, have a Federal Graduation Rate or 74 percent. Ohio's GSR of 88 percent is the highest the Athletics Department has ever achieved.

OHIO’s Dance Division presents new choreography in fall senior dance concert Nov 14
Ohio University’s Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater presents the annual “Fall Senior Dance Concert,” on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 and 9 p.m.

Learn how to earn an Executive MPA at Nov. 29 Lunch and Learn Nov 14
Ohio University employees and the campus community are invited to attend an upcoming Lunch and Learn information session from 12 -1 p.m. on Nov. 29 in room 231 Baker Center to learn how to earn an executive Master’s of Public Administration while continuing to work full time.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 16-22, 2018 Nov 14
This week's CUE features the Fall Dance Concert, late-night theater, musical performances and a unique Thanksgiving dinner.

Pillars of CHSP changed the landscape of health sciences in MLB Nov 14
Athletes today are bigger, leaner, faster and stronger than ever before. In Major League Baseball, that may not have been the case if it weren’t for three icons of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions.

The Bobcat Store debuts 2018 holiday merchandise, specials Nov 14
’Tis the season of giving, and if you have an Ohio University Bobcat on your shopping list, The Bobcat Store has you covered, offering one-of-a-kind OHIO merchandise and holiday specials.

Pursuing passions, breaking barriers Nov 14
Women are continuing to forge new identities in the world of male-dominated sports. Meet three incredible female graduates of Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions, each of whom have made significant impacts in the field of athletics. They monitor the health and well-being of elite athletes, lead quality and capable teams of professionals and overcome daily obstacles. They do all of this and more and they do it at the highest levels.

Nov 13
‘A Month of Ubuntu’ to highlight importance of a socially just community Nov 13
The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention is hosting a monthlong program about community and humanism titled, “A Month of Ubuntu.” A day trip to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati is Nov. 16.

Meet Mac Stricklen, Ohio University Ombudsperson [VIDEO] Nov 13
In this video, Mac Stricklen explains his role as Ohio University ombudsperson. He lets you know what he does, who he works for and more. For more about the Office of the Ombudsperson, please visit https://www.ohio.edu/ombuds.

Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ Wednesday night football game Nov 13
Faculty, staff, students and OHIO Bobcat football fans arriving to campus on Wednesday, Nov. 14 should be aware of the following traffic patterns that will affect game day traffic. Various event set-up activities could also affect area parking and traffic flow throughout the day.

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre performs The Drowsy Chaperone Nov 13
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will perform its fall production, the five-time, Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, in the Wagner Theatre.

The Patton College of Education’s RHT Program to host sustainable events for Thanksgiving Nov 13
The Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism program will host three Thanksgiving-related events over the next week. Two of the events are part of The Sustainable Food Series, a series of events to promote a healthy and waste-free lifestyle. “Making Healthy Thanksgiving Alternatives” will take place Wednesday, Nov. 14, in McCracken Hall’s Demonstration Kitchen from 4-6 p.m. The Ecohouse Thanksgiving Dinner will be Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6-8 p.m. at the Ohio University Ecohouse on Dairy Lane. And the “Home Away From Home Lunch,” which will take place on Nov. 19 from 11:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. in McCracken Hall’s Demonstration Kitchen.

John J. Kopchick Awards support 15 student and faculty research projects Nov 13
John J. Kopchick Awards support 15 student and faculty research projects

OHIO Ready Staff gears up for third year Nov 13
OHIO Ready Staff welcomed two new employees in October. Maritta Walker and Jared Jeffers are the newest members of the program, run by the Finance and Administration Business Service Center, which provides temporary office and accounting staffing assistance to departments across campus.

December Blackboard Learn upgrade: Faster feature releases, fewer outages Nov 13
This will be the last multi-day Blackboard Learn upgrade outage. Future updates will happen on the fly.

Nov 12
Ways to use Top Hat in the classroom and beyond Nov 12
Discover ways to engage students, event participants, conference attendees, and more.

Nov 11
Faculty and staff to receive free tickets to Wednesday football game Nov 11
The Bobcats will host the Mid-American Conference East Division first-place Bulls at 7 p.m. in Peden Stadium. To receive four free tickets, faculty and staff must present their employee ID.

Nov 9
Sign up for upcoming fall Athens Campus trainings Nov 9
Faculty, staff and students can sign up for these upcoming fall semester trainings. Email Bev Wyatt (wyatt@ohio.edu) to register.

Nov 8
Ohio Southern conduct simulated Fentanyl release as workforce training exercise [PHOTOS] Nov 8
Ohio University Southern Campus recently hosted a simulated fentanyl release as part of a workforce training effort in Southeast Ohio. The event involved a multi-disciplinary response team composed of students from Ohio Southern and Collins Career Technical Center.

Five students win opportunity to ‘Go Global’ via social media raffle Nov 8
The Office of Global Opportunities awarded study away scholarships to five lucky students who participated in a social media raffle at the annual Global Opportunities Fair in September. The Global Opportunities Fair gives students the chance to explore the various domestic and international study away programs offered by OHIO and its affiliate providers.

Faculty research into obesity-stopping protein receives funding from NIH Nov 8
Research by a professor from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, into whether a protein produced in the body can help prevent obesity and diabetes, has been funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Ohio University professor develops life-saving technology with Cranfield University, Gates Foundation Nov 8
A small electrochemical sensor developed by an Ohio University distinguished professor has big potential to reduce – or even eliminate – the number of E.coli-related deaths and illnesses around the world.