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Jan 17
President makes call for honorary degree nominations Jan 17
President Roderick J. McDavis made a call for honorary degree nominations on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 24.

Take a closer look at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Silent March and Brunch [PHOTOS] Jan 17
The 2017 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which carries the theme "A Matter of Legacy," kicked off on Saturday. On Monday, the events continued with the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Silent March and Brunch.

Patton College of Education to host McCracken Hall ribbon cutting on Jan. 27 Jan 17
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the recently renovated and expanded McCracken Hall is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The ceremony will feature comments from Board of Trustees Chair David Wolfort, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Patton College Dean Renée A. Middleton.

Memorial concert to honor Eastern Campus’ David Noble Jan 17
Music with Meaning, a collection of alumni and current students at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus, will be presenting a memorial concert to honor long-time Eastern Campus faculty member David Noble, who recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

All Greek Expo to allow students to explore sorority, fraternity life at OHIO Jan 17
Ohio University students interested in learning more about sorority and fraternity life at OHIO are invited to attend the All Greek Expo from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Chemical engineering faculty member named fellow of chemistry society Jan 17
A Russ College research professor, David Young, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of his 33 years in the chemical sciences.

Nominations, applications being accepted for Charles J. Ping International Leadership Award Jan 17
Ohio University International Student and Faculty Services is accepting nominations and applications for this year’s Charles J. Ping International Leadership Award.

Highlighted topics for January 2017 Board of Trustees meeting Jan 17
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20 at Margaret M. Walter Hall. Check out a few of the agenda highlights.

‘MLK’s Vision for the African Diaspora at Home and Abroad’ lecture set for Jan. 18 Jan 17
A lecture on “MLK’s Vision for the African Diaspora at Home and Abroad,” led by Robin Muhammad, chair and associate professor in the Ohio University Department of African American Studies, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker University Center 231.

‘Breakfast for Everybody’ to be held Jan. 20 Jan 17
In a spirit of human solidarity and as a gesture of inclusion, the Ohio University Center for International Studies, in cooperation with several other campus units, is sponsoring “Breakfast for Everybody!!” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Athens Islamic Center.

Jan 13
VisCom Alumna Megan Westervelt discusses Ecuadorian research project, documentary Jan 13
School of Visual Communication alumna Megan Westervelt, MA ’14, hosted a public discussion about “Turning interdisciplinary passions into action: Storytelling in Amazonian Ecuador” which showcased her Fulbright research photography project and documentary.

First-year OHIO graduate students showcase their first semester in art exhibit “From There to Here” Jan 13
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of the first-year graduate students who have recently finished their first semester at Ohio University. “From There to Here” will be on view January 17–February 18, 2017 in the Trisolini Gallery located on the 4th floor of the Baker Center.

Celebrating 100 years of Ohio University’s School of Music: Ohio, Carnegie Hall concert and alumni reunion in Athens Jan 13
The School of Music is excited to announce a series of events it has planned in celebration of its 100th anniversary, sure to make 2017 an exciting and memorable year for faculty, students, alumni, and friends.

Jan 12
Football's Javon Hagan is FWAA Freshman All-American Jan 12
Hagan, who is also the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-MAC, was the only MAC player selected.

Chancellor John Carey visits Chillicothe Campus to discuss impact of College Credit Plus program Jan 12
Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey visited the Ohio University Chillicothe Campus Wednesday to discuss the regional impact of the College Credit Plus program.

University closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan 12
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, most offices and departments at Ohio University will be closed on Monday. Compass emails will be sent out on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

CLDC’s free certificate programs foster Bobcats’ leadership development Jan 12
Among the Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center's offerings are two free certificate programs designed to foster students’ leadership skills and help them succeed in today’s competitive global work environment and a leadership program tailored specifically to OHIO’s first-year students.

Southern Campus hosts Western Dressage Youth and Collegiate Invitational Jan 12
Ohio University Southern hosted the Western Dressage Collegiate and Youth Invitational Nov. 12 at the Ohio Horse Park.

Jan 11
iCUE Spotlight: January 12-18, 2017 Jan 11
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, presidential search open forums, basketball, and the University's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

Five media students studied music production alongside Spoon’s Jim Eno Jan 11
During fall finals week, five students studying music production in the School of Media Arts & Studies had the opportunity to travel to Austin, Texas, to work in the nationally renowned studio, Public Hi-Fi, and with producer Jim Eno, the drummer of the band Spoon.

Branding OHIO: OHIO’s Brand Perception Study Jan 11
Chief Marketing Officer Renea Morris shares insight into OHIO's first brand perception study completed in 2010, what happened next and how it's evolving today.

Office of Emergency Programs offers new resources, training opportunities for business continuity planning efforts Jan 11
The Office of Emergency Programs is pleased to announce new efficiencies and training sessions to assist units with business continuity planning (BCP) efforts.

President McDavis welcomes students back for spring semester Jan 11
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following message to OHIO students on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Beneath the surface: Appalachian cemeteries analyzed Jan 11
OHIO student's funded research reveals mortality trends in Appalachia dating back to the 1880s.

Process for second-year room selection underway Jan 11
Current Ohio University first-year students have until Friday, Feb. 17, to complete their online housing contact in order to be a part of the room selection process for the next academic year.

Not sidelined: Phillips family touts the power of teamwork in Ohio Today Jan 11
The Phillips family demonstrated that teamwork is the winning combination to beating the cancer odds.

Office for Diversity and Inclusion kicks off ‘Diversity is You’ campaign Jan 11
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion recently launched its “Diversity is You” campaign on the Athens Campus and is providing free hot chocolate from 10 a.m. to noon every day this week on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Five faculty members receive Baker Fund support during fall 2016 cycle Jan 11
The fund awarded $53,704 for research, scholarship and creative work.

Jan 10
Room 251 open for faculty teaching Jan 10
Faculty can now reserve the interactive learning space in room 251 of Alden Library for their own teaching. The room seats 42 students and has six tables.

Faculty: Apply now to participate in Libraries’ Alt-Textbook II workshops Jan 10
In response to the success of the 2016 workshops, OHIO librarians are offering 10 faculty the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Alt-Textbook II initiative to help overcome the obstacles instructors face when looking for alternatives to expensive textbooks.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Jordan Ritter Conn Jan 10
Few writers in America have had the effect on literature that Jordan Ritter Conn has. While most readers might know his work from Grantland.com, Ritter Conn has written for almost all the high-end publications and sports websites. Attend a talk with Ritter Conn, moderated by Jordan Horrobin, as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Scripps Hall, 111.

Academic Success Center at Chillicothe Campus focus of $3,500 grant from Schaefer Fund Jan 10
Ohio University Chillicothe has received a grant totaling $3,500 through The Ohio University Foundation from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund to benefit the Academic Success Center.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre announces community auditions Jan 10
The Theater Department of the Ohio University Eastern Campus will hold open community auditions on Jan. 17 and 18 for its upcoming production of Christopher Durang’s comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

Jan 9
Ohio University Lancaster student-athletes selected to all-academic teams Jan 9
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected nineteen area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for Fall Semester.

Ohio University announces organizational changes Jan 9
The following message was sent by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit, Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina and Vice President for Finance and Administration Deb Shaffer to the Ohio University community on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.

Registration deadline for leadership summit fast approaching Jan 9
Jan. 15 is the deadline for OHIO students to register if they wish to join the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Rural and Underserved Programs for a day of interactive workshops during an interprofessional leadership summit that will take place Friday, Jan. 27.

Free program can help OHIO employees lower diabetes risk Jan 9
If you are an Ohio University employee who has pre-diabetes or is at risk of developing diabetes, you may be eligible for a free yearlong lifestyle-change program that has been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of the disease’s onset.

Scripps College announces new MFA in communication media arts Jan 9
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication has announced the approval of its new master of fine arts degree in communication media arts.

Women’s Center seeking participants for International Women’s Day Festival Jan 9
Ohio University’s Women’s Center is calling on members of the OHIO and local communities to participate in its ninth annual International Women’s Day Festival.

A reminder regarding campus parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations Jan 9
Parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations

Start of spring semester brings new equipment to the Ping Center Jan 9
Staff at Ohio University's Charles J. Ping Center are unveiling an updated Cardio Room complete with 63 pieces of new state-of-the-art equipment.

Transportation and Parking Services provides parking tips and tricks for students, faculty and staff Jan 9
This semester, Transportation and Parking Services is encouraging students, faculty and staff to get creative when it comes to solutions for parking on campus – and is providing some tips and tricks to help ensure everyone with a valid parking pass is able to find a spot on the Athens Campus.

Spring semester Performing Arts, Concert Series lineup includes Mountain Stage, ‘RENT’ Jan 9
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Performing Arts and Concert Series resumes spring semester with a variety of musical performances, a successful Broadway show and a live radio show experience.

Jan 6
National Academy of Engineering, OHIO announce recipients of 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize Jan 6
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering announce that the 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to James G. Fujimoto, Adolf F. Fercher, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, David Huang, and Eric A. Swanson for the invention of optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Ohio Today Winter 2017 touts teamwork Jan 6
The Winter 2017 issue of Ohio Today touts the power of teamwork.

January Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed Jan 6
The Ohio University Board of Trustees January 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.

Renewing Ohio University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in 2017 Jan 6
The following message was sent to Ohio University's Athens Campus by Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

OUC Academic Success Center focus of $3,500 grant from Schaefer Fund Jan 6
Ohio University-Chillicothe has received a grant totaling $3,500 through the Ohio University Foundation from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund to benefit the Academic Success Center.

Ohio University Research Committee awards $61,321 during fall 2016 funding cycle Jan 6
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected eight faculty proposals for funding during its fall 2016 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $61,321.

Jan 5
Grooms uses brain imaging to map injury’s effects Jan 5
Though curiosity may have killed the cat, it galvanized the direction of Dustin Grooms’ athletic training career.