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Friday, Apr 29, 2016

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Apr 28
‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Zanesville’s Lisa Stein Haven Apr 28
Lisa Stein Haven, an associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, is the latest OHIO faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series.

May 3 is Ohio University Day in Columbus Apr 28
The OHIO Alumni Association is partnering with OHIO Athletics to, in the words of “Voice of the Bobcats” Russ Eisenstein, ‘paint it green and white’ in Columbus on May 3. Alumni and friends will gather for various events around the city and post to social media using #OHIODAY2016.

Apr 27
Human Resources provides guidelines for summer hours Apr 27
To further support the work/life balance of Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

Bikeway patrons asked to use caution May 11 and 12 during painting of new mile markers Apr 27
New mile markers will be painted on the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway on May 11 and 12. Bikeway patrons are being asked to exercise increased caution on these days.

Meet Kelly Chilcote, the April Classified Employee of the Month Apr 27
Meet Kelly Chilcote, a records management specialist in Undergraduate Admissions, who likes reading, baking and Johnny Depp.

ELIP class lets students get their hands dirty working with Rural Action Apr 27
Ask students what motivates them to attend class, do their work, and learn, and for many having the opportunity to apply their academic skills to a real-world experience is on the top of their list. International Ohio University students got to do just that in their freshmen comp requirement Business & Professional English class overseen by the English Language Improvement Program (ENG 1610: Business section).

Avionics Engineering Center signs $1.6M research agreement with FAA Apr 27
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Avionics Engineering Center has signed a $1.6 million, five-year agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Flight Inspection Services to provide technical support to enhance the development, evaluation, and certification of airspace navigational systems, instrument flight procedures, and avionics equipment.

Members of the Counselor Advisory Board exchange ideas with Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions staff Apr 27
Members of the Counselor Advisory Board (CAB) were on campus Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 to mee with Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions staff to discuss their views on the college admission and application process.

2016 Earth Day Celebration celebrates accomplishments and looks to the future Apr 27
Participants of Ohio University’s 2016 Earth Day Celebration applauded each other’s’ efforts, shared their visions for the future and challenged one another to continue to aggressively move forward with sustainability efforts.

Ohio University Office of Sustainability announces certification program Apr 27
During the Earth Day Celebration on Ohio University’s Athens Campus April 20, the Office of Sustainability announced a new program open to all administrative and academic units called “Sustainability Tracking & Evaluation Program” or STEP.

Ping Center to close for annual maintenance, April 30-May 8 Apr 27
The Ohio University Charles J. Ping Student Recreation Center will be closed April 30 to May 8 for its annual spring maintenance. The closure allows the building to be thoroughly cleaned and the fitness equipment to be serviced or replaced.

Perseverance payss off for Chillicothe Campus graduating student Apr 27
Lineup set for Recognition of Graduation event

Apr 26
Biological secrets of new titanosaurian dinosaur revealed by Heritage College scientists Apr 26
Scientists from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are part of an international team describing a new dinosaur species named Sarmientosaurus musacchioi. The discovery of an essentially complete, well-preserved skull and partial neck of the long-necked dinosaur in Argentina gives scientists the first good look at the head of an anatomically primitive titanosaur. It has yielded some of the most comprehensive information to date regarding the brain and senses of titanosaurs.

Bobcats Scholar-Athletes Of The Week Apr 26
Check out the top Ohio Bobcats student athletes of the week here.

Nursing students at Southern Campus gain valuable experience during critical care simulation Apr 26
On April 20, junior and senior bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) students at Ohio University Southern participated in a critical care simulation.

Ohio University Southern multidisciplinary 3-D printing team wins at Expo, brings grant project full-circle Apr 26
Eleven Ohio University Southern students were selected and recognized for their collaboration and hard work in the Nursing and Regional Campus categories at Ohio University’s annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.

Luncheon brings together HERS Leadership Institute alumnae at Ohio University Apr 26
A luncheon sponsored by the Office of the Provost April 19 brought together female Ohio University faculty and staff who are alumnae of the HERS Leadership Institutes, a prestigious program designed to prepare women for leadership roles in higher education.

Apr 25
Irwin reappointed as Russ College Dean Apr 25
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Dennis Irwin as dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The reappointment is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Research Compliance to host LEO IRB demonstration sessions Apr 25
Submissions must be made through system effective May 1.

Nominations open for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement for faculty, staff, alumni Apr 25
Now through Aug. 15, all faculty and staff members at Ohio University are invited to nominate faculty, staff and alumni for the annual Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.

Retirement reception for Connie Graves and Karen Perez is April 27 Apr 25
A retirement reception will be held to honor Office of the University Registrar employees Connie Graves and Karen Perez from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Schoonover Center 380.

College of Business students team with world experts to tackle deadly mosquito-spread diseases Apr 25
Vaylenx, a business run by Ohio University students, earned the Founder’s Award at the Texas Christian University (TCU) Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures® Competition for having the boldest idea with the widest impact.

Meet Karen Keesey, the March Classified Employee of the Month Apr 25
March Classified Employee of the Month Karen Keesey likes "Downton Abbey," gardening, long-haired Weimaraners and Range Rovers. Find out more about her here.

One-day conference to welcome young OHIO professionals Apr 25
Navigating the post-college professional realm is an uphill battle. Fortunately, the Bobcat network is throwing a lifeline to those young professionals who are determined to make their mark. The OHIO Young Professionals Conference is an all-day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, as a part of On The Green Weekend.

Apr 22
Benefits Open Enrollment will close on Friday, April 29 Apr 22
As a reminder, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will close on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm. Enrollment is offered online via My Personal Information (MPI). Refer to the Open Enrollment User Manual for instructions to use MPI for Open Enrollment. Benefits-eligible employees MUST participate in Open Enrollment.

Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Apr 22
Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Preparing for Spring Commencement 2016 Apr 22
Helpful tips and instructions for graduates, parents and guests

Ohio University envisions zero waste possibilities through RecycleMania achievements Apr 22
In the ten weeks spanning from early February into April, more than 200 colleges and universities competed in a nationwide recycling tournament, RecycleMania, all actively changing the way their school disposes of waste.

An update on the RCM Model budgeting process for FY17 Apr 22
In response to feedback from academic units, several refinements are being proposed for the FY17 version of the RCM budgeting model.

TechGROWTH Ohio’s Fourth Annual Innovation Celebration a Success Apr 22
More than 175 people turned out on March 29 to celebrate innovation and the entrepreneurial spirit in southeast Ohio at TechGROWTH Ohio’s fourth annual Innovation Celebration.  The evening highlighted companies that are significantly impacting the region’s economy and turned the spotlight on four up-and-coming startup ventures that are gaining traction.

Multicultural students discuss importance of studying abroad Apr 22
The Office of Global Opportunities and the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention cohosted a Global Diversity Panel on April 15 that allowed multicultural students to discuss their travel abroad experiences.

Call for applications open for visiting professorship at Chubu University in Japan Apr 22
The Ohio University – Chubu University Relations Committee of the Office of Global Affairs at OHIO recently issued the call for applications for the Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship for 2017, and faculty have until the end of May to apply for the program.

Ohio University’s Team Ubuntu wins Scripps International Innovators Cup competition Apr 22
After developing a solution addressing the underserved community of Somali refugees in Columbus, Ohio, Team Ubuntu of Ohio University has won the second Scripps International Innovators Cup and the top prize of $5,000.

Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration is April 29 Apr 22
This year’s Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje Graduation Celebration will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Ohio University Eastern Honors Convocation set for April 29 Apr 22
The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Health and Physical Education Center.

Apr 21
Expo for OHIO’s campus communicators to be held May 11 Apr 21
Ohio University’s second annual Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Nelson Commons and will include the presentation of the first-ever Ohio University Communication Awards.

Heritage College earns plaudits from legislators, governor for 40 years of service Apr 21
Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine was recognized for four decades of service to the state, with resolutions presented on the floors of both the Ohio House and Senate and a proclamation from from Gov. John Kasich.

Japan Consul General discusses U.S.-Japan relations during OHIO visit Apr 21
Japan Consul General Mistushiro Wada visited Ohio University on Tuesday, April 19, to visit with faculty, staff and students and to deliver a short lecture.

Culinary Services shares Finals Week meal plan proration information Apr 21
Culinary Services shares Finals Week meal plan proration information

Student speakers will address fellow graduates at Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies April 30 Apr 21
Two student speakers chosen through a competition hosted by the Division of Student Affairs will address their fellow graduates during Ohio University’s Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies Saturday, April 30.

New Heritage College endowed chair announced Apr 21
Brian Clark, Ph.D., executive director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, has been selected as the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Harold E. Clybourne, D.O., Endowed Research Chair in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The creation of the endowed chair is part of a broader initiative to enhance the college’s research platform and was made possible with support from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.

Apr 20
Ohio University Southern education faculty present at conference Apr 20
Faculty from Ohio University's Southern and Athens campuses presented at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) Conference.

‘TBT with UPC and BSCPB Concert’ featuring Metro Station relocated to Baker Ballroom Apr 20
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) and Black Student Cultural Programming Board (BSCPB) are relocating the April 21 “TBT with UPC and BSCPB Concert” to the Baker University Center Ballroom due to inclement weather.

Sixth annual Ohio University Southern Women’s Conference inspires, empowers Apr 20
The Ohio University Southern Women’s Conference, hosted at the Ohio University Proctorville Center, gave more than 100 area residents an opportunity to hear from some top-notch speakers and learn from each other Friday.

Baker Fund awards $69,225 to faculty projects during spring 2016 cycle Apr 20
Six proposals selected for funding.

Honors Tutorial College alumna supports individualized learning, establishes scholarship Apr 20
Sharon Fountain moved around the country a lot as a child. When she learned about Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) program, Fountain knew there was no better place to settle than OHIO. As the most academically diverse tutorial-based honors college in the country, HTC emphasizes individualized learning through one-on-one or small group tutorials. To help students like her enjoy the singular benefits of an HTC education, Fountain established the Sharon Monahan and Ben E. Fountain Scholarship.

Ohio University Research Committee awards $59,580 during spring 2016 funding cycle Apr 20
Internal awards program supports eight faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work.

ORAU membership provides access to scientific research and educational partnerships, funding Apr 20
Ohio University has become a sponsoring institution of the Oak Ridge Associated Universities, a consortium of 121 member universities that advances research and educational partnerships across a broad spectrum of science and technology areas.

Athens Beautification Day nets over 900 volunteers, 3,000-plus service hours (PHOTOS) Apr 20
More than 900 members of the Ohio University and Athens communities teamed up this past weekend to help make their collective a home a little more beautiful, performing more than 3,000 hours of service during this year’s Athens Beautification Day.

"The Past Inside the Present" -- M.F.A. Thesis Show by Brett Barton Apr 20
The School of Art + Design presents “The Past Inside the Present,” the M.F.A. thesis exhibition of artist Brett Barton, in The Majestic Galleries located at 20 Public Square, Nelsonville, Ohio, with an opening reception at 5:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.