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Mar 16
Ohio University to launch new career network for students, alumni Mar 16
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center is replacing one of its primary online career development tools, Bobcat CareerLink, with Handshake, an online career network that is more user-friendly and results-driven and that is expected to increase Bobcats’ and the University’s access and exposure to employers.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to speak at April 3 Frontiers in Science Lecture Series event Mar 16
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert will grace the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium stage at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, for Ohio University’s Frontiers in Science Lecture Series.

Registrar releases Report of Final Grades and Final Examinations for Spring Semester 2017-18 Mar 16
Ohio University Registrar Deb Benton notifies faculty of processes to report final grades and examinations for spring semester 2017-18.

Business Continuity Focus: Information security laws you need to know during an unplanned work interruption or crisis Mar 16
Unplanned interruptions to regular business can have an immediate and long-term impact on an individual department or organization. Challenges such as staffing shortages, displacement and relocation, technology deficits and weather-related factors can inflict complications on day-to-day work as an office recovers from a disaster.

Mar 15
Badging and Certification Project identifies training development roadmap and program branding Mar 15
The Badging and Certification Project will provide on-the-job professional development opportunities for Ohio University employees through new learning opportunities recorded in Blackboard. The first badges and certificate are expected to be available summer 2018 with the full program launching during the 2018-2019 academic year.

IRS releases updated withholding tools Mar 15
Tax day is fast approaching and this is a good time to check your tax withholding and make appropriate adjustments. The IRS has released an updated Withholding Calculator and a new version of Form W-4 to help taxpayers check their 2018 tax withholding. If employees need to make changes to their tax withholding, the appropriate forms are available on the Human Resources website.

One of authors behind Nobel Peace Prize-winning climate change report to speak at OHIO Mar 15
Michael E. Mann, one of the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report that was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, will present “A Return to The Madhouse: Climate Change Denial in the Age of Trump” at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28.

Recruitment Office hosts first annual CC+ Info Night Mar 15
The Recruitment Office at Ohio University Chillicothe hosted its first annual CC+ Info Night on Mar. 6, 2018. Over 125 students and their parents attended from local area high schools - Huntington, Zane Trace, Paint Valley, Chillicothe, Unioto, Southeastern, and Waverly.

Mar 14
Small changes in diet can have a big impact on health Mar 14
How's that New Year's resolution coming along? Getting ready for summer and want to look your best? Just want to feel better physically? Whatever your motivation, Mercedes Sotos-Prieto, an assistant professor of nutrition in Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions said just a little change in diet has a big impact.

Search firm open forums for Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion scheduled for March 19 Mar 14
Witt/Kieffer consultants will be visiting OHIO’s Athens Campus on Monday, March 19, to learn about OHIO’s vision for this important role. In addition to meeting with University leadership and key stakeholders, three open forums for students, faculty and staff will be held to gather input from the broader University community.

Volunteers needed for Spring Commencement Mar 14
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking volunteers from the Ohio University community to assist with the 2018 Spring Commencement Ceremonies, scheduled for Friday, May 4, and Saturday, May 5.

Groundbreaking ideas displayed at Biomedical Technology Showcase Mar 14
Demonstrating emerging technologies and innovative ideas in the fields of patient care, research and education, the Biomedical Technology Showcase on Thursday, Feb. 15, featured more than two dozen exciting exhibits.

New online certificate designed for professionals using geospatial technologies Mar 14
The Geospatial Information Science: GIS & Cartography Certificate is fully online and is designed for professionals who need to think spatially, interpret maps, and creatively use geospatial technologies, which are fundamental skills expected in a wide variety of careers today.

CLDC’s March 28 JobFest to highlight part-time, on-campus, seasonal employment Mar 14
Ohio University students and alumni interested in exploring part-time, on-campus and seasonal employment opportunities are invited to the Career and Leadership Development Center’s JobFest, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in Baker University Center 240/242.

March Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed Mar 14
The Ohio University Board of Trustees March meetings in Margaret M. Walter Hall on the Athens Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions. Committee meetings will take place Thursday, March 22, with the full board meeting scheduled to take place Friday, March 23, beginning at 10 a.m.

OHIO earns Tree Campus USA designation Mar 14
Ohio University has again been honored with Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to tree management.

Isabella Owen named Culinary Services' Student Employee of the Year Mar 14
Ohio University's Culinary Services has named Isabella Owen, the student coordinator at Latitude 39 and an accounting and business pre-law major, as the department's 2017-18 Student Employee of the Year.

Mar 13
Voinovich School announces 2018 Spring Open House for prospective students Mar 13
Explore the Master of Public Administration and Environmental Studies programs at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Spring Open House on Friday, March 23, 2018 from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. in Building 21 at The Ridges.

Music entrepreneurs to share insights on building a life and a living in the music industry Mar 13
Learn more about today’s complex music industry from professionals with current, firsthand experience at a panel discussion, “New Music Entrepreneurs: Building a Life and a Living in the Music Industry” on March 27 from 5 – 7 p.m. in Baker Center 240/242.

All-conference selections feature six Lancaster campus student-athletes Mar 13
All-conference selections feature six Lancaster campus student-athletes

Board of Trustees agenda for March 22-23 meetings released, University highlights key topics for discussion, consideration Mar 13
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene March 22-23 for meetings on the Athens Campus.

Several OHIO Hockey players earn CSCHL Awards Mar 13
Seven OHIO Hockey players are among those who were honored with awards from the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL), the elite conference in American Collegiate Hockey Association Division I.

Mar 12
Russ College students selected as presidential leaders Mar 12
Two engineering students are bringing visibility to the Russ College and its “create for good” motto as part of their roles in the new, select Ohio University Presidential Leadership Society.

MBA students embody social impact, become first in nation for homelessness fundraiser Mar 12
During the last week of February, four graduate students from Ohio University's One-Year MBA program experienced five nights of homelessness, and with the help of their classmates, raised $4,788 for the Good Works Timothy House, a local shelter in Athens.

OHIO Board of Trustees honored for bold, innovative fiscal moves Mar 12
The Ohio University Board of Trustees has been nationally recognized for its innovative efforts to manage long-term financial issues, including the creation of the OHIO Guarantee and a mechanism for funding deferred maintenance needs.

Mar 11
Transportation and Parking Services will soft launch license plate recognition technology this spring Mar 11
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) this spring will conduct a soft launch for the department’s new license plate recognition software, technology that will be used as OHIO moves toward a completely virtual parking campus in the next few years.

Mar 9
Inspired by her professors, Lancaster Campus student pursues a career in psychology Mar 9
Inspired by her professors, Lancaster Campus student pursues a career in psychology

OHIO welcomes Iwate Prefectural University leaders Mar 9
Ohio University welcomed several officials from Japan’s Iwate Prefectural University to campus in February for a series of meetings.

OUPD issues notice regarding surveillance systems on the Athens Campus Mar 9
As a reminder, Ohio University policy 44.119: Video Surveillance Systems was amended last year. One of the critical changes requires all video surveillance systems being used for safety or security purposes on campus, and that are not yet part of the university’s enterprise video surveillance system, to either be transitioned to the enterprise system or deactivated by December 31, 2018.

Faculty use UDL framework to create inclusive curriculum Mar 9
See what some faculty have done to create experiences that provide effective learning opportunities for today’s diverse student body.

Mar 8
The doctor is in: Alumnus devotes himself to advancing OHIO, its students Mar 8
Timothy Law, DO '94, combines a love for mentoring and teaching as board member for the OHIO Alumni Association and assistant professor for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Vintage cars and theater stars will shine during On The Green Weekend Mar 8
Cruise-In At The Convo and the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre return to OHIO's 2018 On The Green Weekend from May 16-19.

Students study abroad in Belize as part of new hybrid service learning course [VIDEO] Mar 8
In January, 12 Ohio University students from diverse backgrounds and majors traveled to Belize for almost 10 days to complete part of their requirements for the service learning course, “Belize: Literature, Culture, and Service Learning.” The hybrid course requires the students to do part of their school work while in Belize and the other part in Athens.

Two Cutler Scholars attend Startup Grind Global Conference in California Mar 8
Two Cutler Scholars attended the 2018 Startup Grind Global Conference in Redwood City, California, on Feb. 12-14. Matthew Benson (Ellis Cutler Scholar ’20) and Tanner Wick (Russ Legacy Cutler Scholar ‘19) received funding to attend the conference through a Cutler Scholars Exploration Grant.

This week's #TBT celebrates International Women's Day Mar 8
This Throwback Series video takes a look at some of the performances and presentations from the 2016 International Women's Day event at Ohio University, where many gathered to celebrate the richness and diversity of the OHIO and local communities.

Ohio University Army ROTC earns top national ranking Mar 8
Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion has earned the prestigious 2017-18 MacArthur Award, one of just eight units nationwide to be recognized.

WellWorks to offer free Wellness Coaching to employees Mar 8
Ohio University’s employee wellness program, WellWorks, is excited to announce the return of free Wellness Coaching sessions available to University employees on a first-come first-served basis.

Mar 7
OUPD Behind the Badge: Natasha Lorenz [VIDEO] Mar 7
Outside of the Ohio University Police Department, Officer Natasha Lorenz likes to spend time exploring the outdoors and hiking. She also volunteers at the animal shelter because of her love of snakes.

Compass emails to take Spring Break hiatus Mar 7
In observance of Ohio University's Spring Break 2018, March 12-16, the Compass and Ohio Employee News (OEN) emails will not be distributed during the week.

Students, alumni and staff honor a community hero Mar 7
Ohio University students, faculty, alumni and staff members planned a special surprise recently for a staff member who has dedicated much of her free time to helping international students

Torres publishes 'Poetry to Be Read in the Street' Mar 7
Dr. Daniel Torres, Professor of Spanish in Modern Languages, published a collection of poetry titled Poemas para leerse en la calle [Poetry to be Read in the Street] in a new series of books coming out this March from the Editorial de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán [The Autonomous University of the Yucatan Press].

Hla recognized for exceptional achievement at Argonne National Laboratory Mar 7
Dr. Saw-Wai Hla was awarded the 2017 Samuel D. Bader Prize for Exceptional Achievement from the Nanoscience and Technology division of Argonne National Laboratory.

Ohio University professor Nesic earns prestigious honor Mar 7
Ohio University Russ Professor Srdjan Nesic, who is also the director of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT), has received the prestigious 2018 Willis Rodney Whitney Award for his contributions to corrosion science and education.

Young students learn art of horse judging at Ohio Horse Park competition Mar 7
Area youth converged on the Ohio Horse Park for the Equine Career Development Event (CDE) judging competition.

Southern Campus students share classroom experiences with Scottish peers Mar 7
Fall semester, Ohio University Southern students had an opportunity to learn alongside their counterparts in Scotland.

Formal wear for area teens needed for annual ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses’ Mar 7
The eighth annual “Sisterhood of the Traveling Dresses,” sponsored by Ohio University’s Women’s Panhellenic Association, is underway and is collecting prom attire, including formal and semiformal dresses, suit jackets and blazers, dress shirts and pants, ties, shoes and accessories, for area high school students.

Women’s Center’s March and April schedule loaded with events Mar 7
March is Women’s History Month and Ohio University’s Women’s Center is doing its part to celebrate. In April, the University will host Take Back the Night activities.

Heritage College Advisory Board welcomes two new members Mar 7
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is welcoming two prestigious new members to its advisory board. Paul H. Grundy, M.D., is an expert on population health and health care transformation, while Peter J. Rea, Ph.D., provides guidance in corporate ethics for a leading international firm. <br /><br />

Exhibition ‘Pots’ symbolizes transition in a Rust Belt town Mar 7
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of new work by M.F.A. candidate Andrew Musil on view March 20–March 24 in Ohio University’s Art Gallery on the fifth floor in Seigfred Hall. The public opening reception for “Pots” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 22, with refreshments provided.

Mar 6
MBA students raise money for the local homeless shelter [VIDEO] Mar 6
From February 25 to March 2, 2018, a group of College of Business students went homeless to raise awareness for homelessness in southeast Ohio. The 5 Days for the Homeless Campaign raised funds for the local homeless shelter.