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Aug 17
Scholars from 16 countries attend SUSI on Journalism, Media at Ohio University Aug 17
The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is hosting the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program from July 6 to August 18. The program brings together 16 journalism and media scholars from 16 different countries to foster a deeper understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in the U.S. society. 

University and state partner to teach families how to reduce college debt Aug 17
Statistics show that the average Ohio college student’s debt exceeds $30,000. Ohio University has partnered with the Ohio Department of Higher Education to find remedies to this problem.

August Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed Aug 17
The Ohio University Board of Trustees August meetings in the Dublin Integrated Education Center on the Dublin Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

OHIO continues to ease the financial burdens of higher education by focusing on student access, affordability initiatives Aug 17
As tuition rates and other college costs continue to fluctuate, many prospective students and their families across the nation struggle to afford higher education. Ohio University, through a combination of developing unique, institutional affordability initiatives and partnering with key national college affordability efforts, is addressing these concerns while supporting timely degree completion.

Nominations for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement due by Aug. 31 Aug 17
Nominations for this year's Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement, which are presented to faculty, staff and alumni, are due by Aug. 31.

Aug 16
Escape the office, travel the world with Bobcats Aug 16
Go on an adventure with OHIO alumni tours.

Nominations open for 2017 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Aug 16
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 award cycle is Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Schedule announced for fall 2017 Science Café and Café Conversations series Aug 16
Series features discussions led by Ohio University faculty members about topical issues.

Registration open for “How to Write a Competitive NSF GRFP Application” workshop Aug 16
Two information sessions will be offered for Ohio University students.

OHIO’s Kennedy Lecture Series and Frontiers in Science Lecture Series announce 2017-18 speakers Aug 16
The Ohio University Kennedy Lecture Series and Frontiers in Science Lecture Series are honored to bring three world-renowned speakers to the Athens Campus this year: American journalist and former White House photographer Pete Souza; political activist and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert.

Financial System Enhancements: Training schedule and third party systems Aug 16
The Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project represents a combination of initiatives that will be available in November 2017 and includes the Chart of Accounts Redesign (COA), a new Financial Approvers tool and the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module, and supported by enhanced reporting capabilities within Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI).

Aug 14
Catering Expo a huge success for OHIO Aug 14
The inaugural Ohio University Catering Expo, hosted by Catering Services, attracted more than 200 people. It provided education on event planning services and resources at Ohio University.

OHIO announces plan for enhanced 2017 football game day experience Aug 14
The OHIO athletic department continues to develop the game day experience at Peden Stadium. The enhancements include a new video board, a distributed sound system and a pilot to expand beer sales stadium wide.

Traffic considerations for parents and students arriving during move-in weekend Aug 14
During move-in weekend each August, Ohio University’s Athens Campus bustles with activity as new and returning Bobcats and their families arrive for the start of the academic year.

iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 14-20, 2017 Aug 14
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, international student orientation, the reopening of an iconic building, and learning about eclipses!

Aug 11
Ohio University Press authors in Washington Post Aug 11
Ohio University Press author Keren Weitzberg published an analysis in the Washington Post on August 11. In "Instead of a Big, Beautiful Wall, We Should Rethink Our Idea of Borders,"

Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 22 meeting released Aug 11
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene for meetings Aug. 22 and hold its annual retreat on Aug. 23 at the Dublin Integrated Education Center (DIEC) on OHIO’s Dublin Campus.

Aug 10
Join the Marching 110 for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Aug 10
OHIO alumni are invited to a trip to New York City, as the Marching 110 strikes up the band for the annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

Dublin campus pipeline program continues to grow Aug 10
In its third year, the OU+REACH health careers camp this summer drew more students from a wider range of Columbus-area high schools.

OHIO golf teams to host annual Bobcat Open Sept. 25 Aug 10
The Ohio men's and women's golf teams will host the 27th Annual Bobcat Open on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at The Lakes Golf and Country Club in Westerville, Ohio.

Men’s Basketball announces 2017 non-conference schedule Aug 10
The Bobcats are slated to host eight games at the Convocation Center, make two road trips and play three neutral site games. The first home game is a Nov. 4 exhibition against Capital. The Bobcats open the home regular season on Nov. 11 against Alabama A&M.

Jefferson Hall Reopening Celebration to be held Aug. 18 Aug 10
Ohio University’s Jefferson Hall is about to reopen following an approximately $30 million full rehabilitation, and members of the OHIO and local communities are invited to get a first look at the newly renovated building during a Reopening Celebration scheduled for 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18.

Volunteers needed to staff replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial Aug 10
A highlight of Ohio University’s upcoming fall semester will be the display of a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Athens Campus, and volunteers are needed to help staff this tribute to those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

Aug 9
Bargaining unit staff celebrated at Facilities Management and Safety picnic and awards ceremony Aug 9
Ohio University bargaining unit staff were recognized for their contributions and service to the University Thursday, Aug. 3, during the Facilities Management and Safety Picnic and Awards Ceremony, with sessions held in the afternoon at the West State Street Park and in the evening at Nelson Banquet Hall.

Timms and Shinoskie named Lancaster Campus students of the month Aug 9
Ohio University Lancaster students Darian Timms and Benjamin Shinoskie have been selected as students of the month.

Aug 8
Southern Campus receives Arts Council grant Aug 8
Ohio University Southern has been awarded an ArtSTART project grant by the Ohio Arts Council that will help the Ironton campus offer events and activities in the arts for students and the community.

President Nellis visits Eastern Campus Aug 8
Ohio University Eastern students, faculty, staff, and community leaders welcomed President M. Duane Nellis to the St. Clairsville-based campus with open arms during his recent visit.

Pipeline program pulls in biggest grant yet for Heritage College, Cleveland Aug 8
The Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program, launched last year at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland, has been awarded a grant of more than $83,000 from Community Connectors, a state program that supports student mentoring. <br /><br />

Teambuilding Trip a Homerun Aug 8
Zanesville Campus Facilities & Security staffers attend Cincinnati Reds game

Aug 7
OUL alumna comes back to Ohio University Lancaster to pay it forward Aug 7
Jessica Hanna spent the first two years of her college career at Ohio University Lancaster and comes back every year to teach elementary and middle school students at OUL’s Kids in College event.

Athens Campus to host activities designed to welcome students, faculty to OHIO Aug 7
From orientations to the President's Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University is hosting many activities in the weeks leading up to the start of fall semester to welcome new students and faculty to the Bobcat family and to prepare them for the academic year.

Heritage College welcomes incoming medical students, honors President Emeritus McDavis Aug 7
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its Class of 2021 on Aug. 5 at the 42nd annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, during which the 2017 Phillips Medal of Public Service was presented to President Emeritus Roderick J. McDavis.

iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 7-13, 2017 Aug 7
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, writing help for graduate students, a chance to become a CUE power user, and party planning help!

What students and parents need to know about move-in weekend Aug 7
Ohio University’s newest Bobcats and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens during the University’s move-in weekend starting on Thursday, Aug. 24. Helping to ease the transition will be student volunteers, faculty and staff who will assist others in successfully navigating campus, moving into residence halls and educating others about the University’s welcoming activities as well as sustainability and recycling efforts.

Aug 4
Rita LaValley retires with 30 years of service to OHIO Aug 4
After 30 years of service to Ohio University, 29 of those years dedicated to Campus Recreation, Rita LaValley, associate director of Campus Recreation, has announced she will be retiring in August 2017.

‘Renaissance woman’ Jan Haynes reflects on 43-year career Aug 4
Prior to her retirement in June, Haynes served as an administrative coordinator in the Dean of Students Office, but her connection with Ohio University runs much deeper.

OHIO to host first Bobcat Bash of the season Aug 4
Come one, come all, to celebrate the beginning of football season with Bobcat Bashes!

Aug 3
Redesigned Finance website first to go live in new Web CMS Aug 3
The new site features a new navigational scheme, improved ADA accessibility, better mobile support, and a focus on primary functions to meet campus needs.

Aug 2
Bobcats show their spirit and programs at annual Town Center Invasion Aug 2
Ohio University Southern recently took over the Ashland Town Center, showing off the campus' programs and Bobcat pride.

Registration underway for this year’s Homecoming Parade Aug 2
Registration is underway for one of Ohio University’s most-anticipated Homecoming events – the annual Homecoming Parade, which will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Ohio University program helped businesses win more than $395 million in government contracts Aug 2
The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (OU PTAC), part of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, had a challenging year in 2016 but still excelled in its mission of connecting businesses looking to sell with governments looking to buy – and did a better job in accomplishing that mission than ever before.

Division of Student Affairs embarks on strategic planning process Aug 2
The two-year process will culminate in March 2018 with the publication of a new strategic plan, which will redefine the division and guide its future endeavors.

PepsiCo and Keep America Beautiful award Rural Action and Ohio University grant to promote event recycling Aug 2
Keep America Beautiful and PepsiCo Recycling recently awarded an Events Recycling Program grant to a partnership between Rural Action and Ohio University. Both organizations are members of the Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful affiliate and work to reduce the waste that enters the landfill in the region. This funding will focus on increasing recycling at festivals and events, while simultaneously boosting awareness about zero waste efforts in the community.

NACUFS honors Rich Neumann for contributions to food service industry Aug 2
Director of Ohio University Culinary Services who has serve OHIO for 28 years, Rich Neumann recently received the National Association of College and University Food Services' highest honor.

Volunteers needed for 2017 Opening Week events Aug 2
As Opening Week approaches, Ohio University is once again in need of volunteers to help OHIO's Class of 2021 get off to the very best possible start.

#LoveOHIO voting occurring now through Aug. 5 Aug 2
Students are asked to vote in this Student Affairs-sponsored contest that will determine which upperclassman will address OHIO's Class of 2021 at this year's President's Convocation for First-Year Students.

Women’s Center to offer Women Leading OHIO professional development program for second year Aug 2
Applications for the Women's Center's second consecutive Women Leading OHIO professional development program are being accepted now through Sept. 1.

Aug 1
University Human Resources releases annual holidays memo Aug 1
As indicated in Ohio University’s Policy and Procedure #41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of<br />holiday observance dates, including Winter Break Closure.

Jason Pina named OHIO’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer Aug 1
Ohio University has named Jason Pina the University’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Pina, who will continue to serve as OHIO’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will assume the additional responsibility for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 1.

Jul 31
Cleveland pipeline program graduates first senior class Jul 31
With only its first year of operation behind it, the Aspiring DOctors Precollege Pipeline Program at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland has graduated its first class of high school seniors.