Saturday, Jul 02, 2016

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News Headlines

Jul 1
Changes to STRS Faculty contribution rates effective July 1 Jul 1
As communicated in June via email and the Faculty Contributions article in Compass, the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) announced a 1% increase to employee retirement contributions for work performed on or after July 1, 2016. This is the final year of the three-year phase-in period, increasing the member contribution rate to 14%.

Greg Newton appointed interim associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity Jul 1
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth announced the appointment of Greg Newton as the interim associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity for the 2016-17 academic year. The appointment will begin on July 1.

Bobcat chosen as CASE ASAP district representative Jul 1
Tracy Kondrit, an Ohio University sophomore studying middle childhood education, has been selected as the District V representative for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Organizations (CASE ASAP).

Consumer Research Center integrates Kroger project into MBA classrooms Jul 1
MBA students conduct comparative analyses on Millennial shopping habits.

#BusinessBobcat Buzz Podcast: What advice would you give to your 21-year-old self? Jul 1
In this episode, Hailey Spivak, '17 reflects on the speech she delivered at the first annual Schey Talks, sponsored by The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre this spring. Modeled after TED Talks, the event featured 11 student speaker, garnered more than 200 attendees, and raised more than $5,000 for the Athens County Food Pantry.

Chillicothe Campus hosts international symposium Jul 1
Event connects with university, international colleagues and other news from OU-C

Jun 30
Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Robert Gipe Jun 30
On Tuesday, July 12, Ohio University Libraries will welcome Robert Gipe, author, playwright, and professor of humanities at Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College, to discuss his book, “Trampoline,” in Alden Library.

OHIO seeking student speaker to address Class of 2020 Jun 30
Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs recently launched its #LoveOHIO contest, a competition that will determine the upperclassman who will address OHIO’s Class of 2020 at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Bobcat Student Orientation staff implements successful changes [VIDEO] Jun 30
Ohio University Bobcat Student Orientation implemented some new initiatives this summer and attracted about 10,000 incoming students and their family members to the Athens Campus.

Request for First-Gen Mentors Jun 30
Inviting OHIO faculty and staff to volunteer as mentors for the OHIO First Scholars program

Summer Ohio Today Applauds Bobcat Innovations Jun 30
Summer Ohio Today Applauds Bobcat Innovations

Bobcat Pass program kicks off July 1 Jun 30
Bobcat Pass, the pilot partnership between Ohio University and the City of Athens that allows students, faculty and staff to use their University ID as a fare card for unlimited travel on the Athens Public Transit (APT) system, will officially launch Friday, July 1.

Jun 29
OHIO Alumni Association selects three new Board members Jun 29
The Ohio University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the selection of three new members to its Board of Directors. Damian J. Clark of Chicago, Illinois, Shara A. Glickman of Arlington, Virginia, and Gregory T. Moore of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, begin their terms July 1, 2016.

Tantrum Theater presents 'Tammy Faye's Final Audition' in July Jun 29
Tantrum Theater will present The Central Ohio premiere of "Tammy Faye’s Final Audition" by 2016 Tantrum playwright in residence Merri Biechler at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8.

OHIO Innovation Center reports job growth, new economic impact figures for 2015 Jun 29
High-tech small business incubator supports Southeast Ohio entrepreneurs.

Canines and Kids Read Together at Ohio University Lancaster Jun 29
The Hannah V. McCauley Library at Ohio University Lancaster is offering local children the opportunity to read to a therapy dog through the Dog Tales program.

Jun 28
College of Health Sciences and Professions mourns loss of Brian Phillips Jun 28
Health services administration lecturer Brian Phillips passed away on Wednesday, June 22, after a one-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education Jun 28
Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education

Jun 27
Rehearsals Underway for Ohio University Lancaster’s Production of The Wizard of Oz Jun 27
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will be performing a musical theatre adaptation of the classic film The Wizard of Oz in the recently renovated Wagner Theatre.

Four Bobcat swimmers to compete at U.S. Olympic Team Trials Jun 27
Four OHIO swimmers are set to compete at the U.S. Olympic Team trials which begins Sunday and continues until July 3 in Omaha, Neb. This event serves as the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team.

10 key takeaways from Business Bobcat student orientation Jun 27
Each weekday from Tues., May 31 through Fri., June 24, College of Business faculty and staff welcomed our newest #BusinessBobcats at Bobcat Student Orientation.

Jun 24
Trustees approve FY2017 budget Jun 24
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2017 budget and discussed strategic planning efforts at meetings on the Lancaster Campus during the June 2016 meeting.

Trustees announce presidential search committee, launch website Jun 24
The Board of Trustees announced today the names of the 21-person search committee charged with finding Ohio University’s 21st president.

OHIO researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming' Jun 24
A team including Ohio University researchers has found evidence of the oldest known agriculture - not by humans, but insects.

Molly Johnson named associate director of nursing at Ohio University Southern Jun 24
Associate Professor Molly Johnson has been named associate director of nursing at Ohio University Southern.

Sitterley trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County students Jun 24
Four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Trustee William J. Sitterley, a principal member at Sitterley, Vandervoort, and Davis in Lancaster, Ohio, and his wife Sally, trust administrator, recently transferred the trusts to The Foundation to provide Fairfield and Hocking County students attending Ohio University with scholarships, as well as to continue these families’ legacies into perpetuity.

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 promises to be “Straight Outta OHIO”   Jun 24
Ohio University will welcome alumni and friends to Athens for Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (#OHIOBAR2016) September 15-18. More than 350 Bobcats participated via survey to select “Straight Outta OHIO” as the reunion’s theme. Taking guests back to where it all began, the Black Alumni Reunion tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years.

Ohio University Lancaster Students Attend Vigil to Mourn Orlando Shooting Victims Jun 24
Among the attendees at the candlelight vigil were members of Gender Equality Solidarity Society (G.E.S.S.), a student organization at Ohio University Lancaster.

Jun 23
College of Business receives second honor from SportBusiness International Jun 23
Professional Master of Sports Administration program ranked #1 online postgraduate sports program.

Master of Business Administration students learn more than accounting from Dr. Kirch Jun 23
Dr. Kirch’s lectures inspire students to become honorable professionals

University’s new professional theater in Dublin celebrates inaugural season Jun 23
Tantrum Theater welcomed President Roderick J. McDavis and approximately 170 guests to Dublin, Ohio, for an Inaugural Season Celebration and performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” on June 18.

“Innovative” Ohio Today Spotlights Bobcat Ingenuity Jun 23
OHIO abounds with innovations. For example, in transportation, Bobcats have assisted in the debut of a local mass-transit poetry bus, created a bus scheduling app for regional school districts, and hosted the 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. In eco-friendliness, OHIO faculty, staff, and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, personal storytelling, and citizen scientists to implement wearable air quality sensors, deployable water quality sensors, and unmanned aerial environmental monitoring.

Jun 22
A message to students regarding cleanup efforts around OHIO’s Graffiti Walls Jun 22
As Ohio University prepares to embark on a major cleanup effort to remove graffiti and paint overspray from the sidewalk and the textured vertical surfaces surrounding its Graffiti Walls, students are reminded about the parameters of the Graffiti Walls.

AEP Ohio presents Ohio University Southern with $25,000 for efficiency project Jun 22
American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio recently met with officials at Ohio University Southern to present the campus with a $25,000 energy incentive check for recently completed improvements.

Bobcat Student Orientation takes on a Zero Waste experience Jun 22
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Office of Sustainability have teamed up with Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) in hopes of diverting 90 percent of waste from landfills during the orientation.

Human Resources will host employee appreciation event June 29 Jun 22
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to join executive staff and leadership for lemonade, popcorn and watermelon on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:15 – 7 p.m. on College Green in advance of the “Under the Elms” concert.

Jun 21
WOUB’s 'Gridiron Glory' recognized by Ohio Valley Regional NATAS Jun 21
This honor marks the eighth student production award in the show’s 17-year history.

Jun 20
AEP Ohio recognizes Ohio University for commitment to energy efficiency and the environment Jun 20
AEP Ohio has recognized Ohio University for its commitment to energy efficiency, the environment and taking part in AEP Ohio’s savings incentives programs for businesses in 2015.

Pennsylvania high schoolers find STEM fuel at Russ College workshops Jun 20
Russ College of Engineering and Technology welcomed more than 30 Pennsylvania high school students to campus on Friday for a series of hands-on workshops as part of the Upward Bound Math and Science program.<br />

Study finds that students in Appalachian Ohio lag behind the rest of the state in technology access Jun 20
A recent study conducted by Ohio University Associate Professor John Hoag revealed that students living in Appalachian Ohio have a clear disadvantage when it comes to availability to broadband service and the attainment of school-issued computers and tablets.

June Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed Jun 20
The Ohio University Board of Trustees June meetings on the Lancaster Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Mac Stricklen named new Ohio University ombudsperson; will begin role July 6 Jun 20
Mac Stricklen has been named Ohio University’s next ombudsperson after an internal search chaired by Dianne Bouvier, director of equal opportunity and accessibility and former ombudsperson. Stricklen will begin his new role July 6.

Jun 17
Swimming and Diving named CSCAA Scholar All-American Team Jun 17
The Ohio Swimming and Diving team has earned the distinction of being named a Scholar All-American team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the CSCAA announced.

Senior golfer Ty Herriott wins Maryland Amateur Golf Championship Jun 17
Ohio men's golfer Ty Herriott recently won the 95th Maryland State Golf Association's Amateur Championship, which was held June 9-12 at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore.

WOUB Public Media launches new podcast, will feature variety of topics Jun 17
WOUB Public Media’s new podcast “Spectrum” will feature conversations with an eclectic group of fascinating people. Some of the interviews are from famous people, some are not, but they all have captivating stories.

Greg Moeller appointed assistant dean for student success Jun 17
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth announced the appointment of Greg Moeller, BSC ’04, MED ‘09, as the assistant dean for student success. The appointment will begin on July 1.

Colorful Southern Campus team completes 5K to benefit ImPACT testing for high school athletes Jun 17
For the nine members of the Ohio University Southern Color Splash 2016 team, June 11 started with a bang and burst of rainbow. Proceeds from the event help fund crucial screenings for high school athletes.

Ohio University receives Deshpande Symposium award for technology commercialization excellence Jun 17
Accomplishments of Technology Transfer Office, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem recognized at event.

AACTE recognizes The Patton College of Education’s clinical model of education as one of the best Jun 17
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education continues to feature The Patton College of Education in its Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series, recognizing its clinical model of education as one of the nation’s best.

Jun 16
UHR announces sick leave donation pilot program will end on June 30, 2016 Jun 16
In July 2014, Ohio University Human Resources (UHR) in collaboration with the Administrative and Classified Senates unveiled a sick leave donation pilot program. However, the University recently received an Ohio Attorney General legal opinion stating that sick leave donation programs at public colleges and universities are not authorized by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). To comply with the ORC, the sick leave donation pilot program will end effective June 30, 2016.