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Apr 22
OHIO’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism ranked as one of best journalism programs for aspiring editors Apr 22
Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism was named the fourth best journalism program in the country for aspiring editors by College Magazine. In picking the best programs for aspiring journalists to attend, College Magazine took into consideration the highest ranked programs, extracurricular activities that allow for real-world work and faculty involvement.

Ohio University’s compensation practices are working effectively Apr 22
Ohio University continues its commitment to ensuring fair, equitable and competitive pay for its employees. As such, the University undergoes a biennial compensation equity review. The recent review confirmed that the University’s compensation practices are working effectively to ensure that employee compensation is being determined on a non-discriminatory basis.

City of Athens to replace a Richland Avenue bridge this summer Apr 22
The city of Athens will replace a small bridge on Richland Avenue near the intersection of Greenbrier Drive and the Summit at Coates Run apartment complex entrance. Work will start May 6 and end by late August.

Virtual exhibit culminates year-long public engagement program mentored by Hines, Lucas Apr 22
The Ohio University STEAM Team wraps up a year of peer-led science community engagement activities with Science: Then & Now, a virtual exhibit inspired by the Morgan Collection in the History of Chemistry.

Apr 21
Christopher Ament named interim Chief Information Officer Apr 21
Christopher Ament has been named interim Chief Information Officer. This was precipitated by Craig Bantz’s announcement that he would be assuming a different role at the institution. The University will conduct a national search in the fall for a permanent replacement.

Apr 19
Retirement party for Police Officer Dave Gillogly is April 30 Apr 19
The Ohio University Police Department will host a retirement party for Police Officer Dave Gillogly from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in HRTC 141-145. He Gillogly began his career in 1990 as a student worker before being hired full-time in 1993.

University issues self disclosure request to employees Apr 19
You have an opportunity to help Ohio University by self-disclosing your race/ethnicity, disability status, and veteran status. Your participation is strongly encouraged and very much appreciated as we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) compliance Apr 19
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. One of OHIO's responsibilities is to complete and retain a Form I-9, verifying identity and eligibility to work in the U.S., for every employee.

Human Resources provides guidelines for summer hours Apr 19
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.

Printing Services’ Cody Bail named February Employee of the Month Apr 19
Cody Bail, printing coordinator at the University Printing Resource Center, was nominated by Ruth Blickle. She praised him for always going above and beyond.

CHSP’s Chad Starkey selected for induction into Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame Apr 19
Starkey has been professor and associate director of Athletic Training within the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University since 2005. OATA Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for their outstanding performance in the profession.

Irwin reflects on tenure as Russ College dean, Moss Professor Apr 19
For nearly 20 years, Dennis Irwin has led Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology as dean and Moss Professor of Engineering Education.

Apr 18
Ohio University announces participation in consortium to combat opioid epidemic Apr 18
Ohio University has announced that it will partner with multiple universities across the state as part of a $65.9 million federally-funded study geared toward reducing Ohio’s opioid overdose rate by 40 percent over the next three years.

Physics and Film Collide during the Athena’s Second Science on Screen event Apr 18
Ohio University’s Athena Cinema is excited to announce its second Science on Screen® event of the year, featuring the film “The House of Tomorrow,” with Dr. Kenneth Hicks giving the talk, “Beyond the Geodesic Dome” about Buckyballs, Spaceship Earth, Synergy and other Legacies of Buckminster Fuller, on April 23 at 7 p.m.

Fossils found in Kenyan museum drawer belong to gigantic carnivore Apr 18
Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. Larger than a polar bear, with a skull as large as that of a rhinoceros and enormous piercing canine teeth, this massive carnivore would have been an intimidating part of the eastern African ecosystems occupied by early apes and monkeys.

Apr 17
Student Enhancement Awards provide $124,423 in funding to 22 students Apr 17
Student Enhancement Awards provide $124,423 in funding to 22 students

Patton College student is first to receive new scholarship for veterans Apr 17
Tim Blodgett, who is pursuing an online master’s degree in Soccer Coaching Education from The Patton College of Education, became the first Ohio University student approved for the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans.

Leadership Awards Gala to honor exceptional students, organizations tonight Apr 17
OHIO's most exceptional students will be recognized tonight at the annual Leadership Awards Gala. In its 36th year, the event celebrates the outstanding leadership and community service of students and student organizations.

OHIO’s Patton College hosts Service Learning Day Apr 17
Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is hosting Service Learning Day on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Bobcat Leadership Challenge allows students to collaborate and practice their leadership skills Apr 17
On March 30, teams of Ohio University students came together to complete a series of activities that incorporate a leadership skill, according to Kendra Lutes, graduate assistant for special projects at the CLDC and the organizer of this event.

Ohio University Board of Trustees appoints John P. Gainor as new national trustee Apr 17
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed John P. Gainor to a three-year term as a national trustee during its March 22 meeting.

Everyone invited to come explore BioBlast on the Ridges, April 27 Apr 17
The campus and Athens community are invited to come explore BioBlast on The Ridges and search for plants, animals, and fungi on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ridges.

Nobel Winner Ramakrishnan on 'Quest for Structure of Biological Machine that Reads Our Genes,' May 2 Apr 17
Nobel Prize laureate and Ohio University alumnus Dr. Venki Ramakrishnan will give a public lecture on "The Quest for the Structure of the Biological Machine that Reads Our Gene" Thursday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in Walter Hall Rotunda.

iCUE Spotlight: April 19-25, 2019 Apr 17
This week's schedule features a cooking demonstration for graduate students on a budget, LGBTQ Graduation and a Venture Cafe session featuring the co-founder of Oracle.

Apr 16
Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do What can you do when the actuator push button is not working? Apr 16
When actuators aren’t functioning, we need to fix them quickly. If you notice an actuator that isn’t functioning, there are two easy things you can do. Find out here.

Nominations sought for Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award Apr 16
University College seeks nominations for the campus-wide 2018-2019 Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award. 

ODHE awards OhioCorps Pilot grant to OHIO to support at-risk secondary students in Southeast Ohio Apr 16
Ohio University is one of several institutions awarded an OhioCorps Pilot Grant by the Ohio Department of Education to support at-risk secondary students in Southeast Ohio. The University will be funded $499,986 to support these students and provide them with guidance and positive role models into higher education.

Senior Emily Hughes named MAC Golfer of the Week Apr 16
It is the second time this season that a Bobcat has earned the honor, with senior Nicole Smiley earning the honor on April 4. Hughes, a sport management major, was honored for winning the 2019 Dolores Black Falcon Invitational in Cleveland with a score of 146.

Apr 15
University Program Council to host annual TBT Concert featuring Sean Kingston Apr 15
UPC will host its annual TBT concert with guest R&B singer Sean Kingston at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 in Baker University Ballroom. The event will feature a T-shirt giveaway, a caricature artist, airbrush artists, and food. The first 75 people will receive a T-shirt.

Ohio University’s Bob Klein named American Council on Education Fellow Apr 15
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Associate Professor of Mathematics and Interim Dean of Ohio University Eastern Dr. Bob Klein has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Register now for these upcoming employee safety trainings Apr 15
Ohio University will host active shooter prevention, self defense and crisis communications trainings in the next several weeks. Sign up now.

National Geographic Senior Photography Editor Molly Roberts named VisCom 2019-20 Knight Fellow Apr 15
Molly Roberts, senior photography editor at National Geographic Magazine, has been named the 2019-20 Knight Fellow in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication. The fellowship allows artists in their mid-career an opportunity to earn their master’s degree while teaching VisCom students.

Classified Senate committee to host follow-up motivational speaker event Apr 15
Chris Stewart, operations coordinator at the Scripps College of Communication and author of the books, “Building Champions” and “Coaching Life,” will speak on culture and discipline.

Preliminary schedule announced for 2019 Black Alumni Reunion Apr 15
An opportunity for the entire Ohio University community to acknowledge and celebrate the legacy of diversity at OHIO and for black alumni to reconnect with one another, with the Athens campus and with Bobcats following in their footsteps, the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion will be held Sept. 12-15.

Apr 12
LGBT Center gearing up for end-of-semester festivities Apr 12
Ohio University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center is inviting the campus community to participate — and have a little bit of fun — in two of its upcoming events: PRIDE Graduation and Queer Prom.

Transportation and Parking Services reorganized and ready to support campus Apr 12
Need to rent a University van for a class trip? Want a ride home after a late-night study session at the library? Looking for information on charter travel for a large University group? Want to find out where to park, and charge, your new electric vehicle on campus? You’ll find answers and support for all these questions and more at the newly reorganized Transportation and Parking Services office.

Class of 2019 invited to celebrate their OHIO journey during Senior Week Apr 12
Scheduled for April 22-26, Senior Week is an opportunity for Bobcats to relish in their home away from home while preparing for the next chapter in their lives.

Four faculty honored at 2019 University Professor award ceremony Apr 12
On Thursday, April 11, four faculty members received the University Professor award during the 49th annual award ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding teaching at the University.

Apr 11
Former Bobcat student-athletes reflect on their OHIO experiences Apr 11
Six OHIO student-athlete alumni discuss their unique college experiences and how the lessons they learned on the field and the court have shaped their lives today.

Second Challenging Dialogues lecture to be held April 22 Apr 11
Letson’s talk will focus on talking to people you disagree with, but at the same time, knowing when it’s time to let those conversations go.

Interim Dean for Regional Higher Education announced Apr 11
Ohio University’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Chaden Djalali, announced today that Dr. Nicole Pennington, Dean of the University’s Southern campus, has been appointed Interim Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education, a position that became open after Dr. William “Bill” Willan announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2019.

College researchers probe racial disparity in fatty liver disease Apr 11
Two top researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are working on a federally funded project to investigate why Hispanics are more prone to develop non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

Poet, teaching artist to speak at African Studies Spring Lecture Apr 11
The Friday, April 12 presentation, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the topic of “A Poetics of Enquiry: Noticing and Writing the World.”

President Nellis announces Vice President for University Communications and Marketing finalists Apr 11
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis is pleased to announce that three finalists have been invited to interview on campus as candidates for Ohio University’s Vice President for University Communications and Marketing.

Apr 10
OHIO Museum Complex launches first exhibition on The Ridges Apr 10
The OHIO Museum Complex will launch its first exhibit, Through the Appalachian Forest: Field Explorations Illuminated by the Floyd Bartley Herbarium, on Friday, April 12.

Alumnus continues life of public service as director of Governor's Office of Appalachia Apr 10
John Carey grew up in a family dedicated to public service, studied political science at Ohio University and has been a staunch advocate for his hometown and the Appalachian Ohio region.

iCUE Spotlight: April 12-18, 2019 Apr 10
This week's schedule includes the Spring Dance Concert, a late night theater performance, a Green Jobs panel and a book launch.

Inaugural Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics Series dives deep into the ethics of medical care and human life Apr 10
A woman is suffering from end-stage pancreatic cancer while concurrently selling her prescribed opiates to support an addiction to methamphetamine. She then returns to her physician for more prescribed medication as her pain worsens. What should the treatment team do? What would you do?

Football to host spring practice finale Saturday Apr 10
The OHIO football team will hold its final 2019 spring practice on Saturday, April 13, at 2 p.m. Prior to the practice, the annual equipment sale will take place at Peden Stadium Gate 2, which is next to the Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center.

Graduate professional student appreciation week to kick off April 17 Apr 10
Students at Ohio University will be recognized during Graduate Professional Student Appreciation (GPSA) Week beginning on Wednesday, April 17, until Tuesday, April 23. Graduate and professional students will be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the University.