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Dec 10
Listen to the latest episodes of ‘Dear Bobcat’ Dec 10
In the latest episodes of “Dear Bobcat,” Ohio Today radio’s podcast series, OHIO alumni read letters they wrote to their first-year selves live on stage during a special Homecoming event at Athens’ Casa Nueva.

Heritage College faculty member to direct policy fellowship program Dec 10
Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health policy at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin, has been named co-director of the AACOM Health Policy Fellowship.<br /><br />

Voinovich School awarded $200K federal grant for Ohio opioid prevention Dec 10
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs received a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health to help communities in the planning phase of the HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.

Campus Recreation expands services for patrons, members Dec 10
Monthly memberships and an online membership renewal process are among the new benefits available to patrons with several Ohio University Campus Recreation facilities.

Dec 7
Football's Joe Lowery named MAC Player Of The Year by Pro Football Focus Dec 7
According to Pro Football Focus, Lowery was third-highest graded offensive tackle across the entire nation. He allowed just nine total QB pressures on 334 snaps in pass protection. He also led the nation's tackles with his 85.3 run-blocking grade.

Facilities Website User Survey deadline is Dec. 21 Dec 7
Facilities Management and Safety is preparing to begin the website migration to the new content management system. Prior to the migration, they would like to better understand if, how, and why you use the websites.

OHIO staff learn and practice emergency preparedness Dec 7
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, a group of Ohio University staff gathered in Baker University Center for a lunchtime business continuity training session titled, “Playing with Disaster,” led by Bev Wyatt and Jill Harris.

Ohio University announces travel program implementation Dec 7
As announced in October 2018, Ohio University has partnered with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), to implement a comprehensive travel program with goals of implementing user-friendly processes, improving service to the traveler, and providing access to discounts that save the University money. This program is expected to launch in early April 2019 and will include an updated travel policy and procedures, the roll-out of a new user Concur & Travel Expense interface, new options of paying for travel, and bring the University into compliance with the requirements of the Governor's mandate on Affordability & Efficiency.<br /><br />

Global Perspectives Faculty Learning Community returns in spring Dec 7
A Faculty Learning Community will focus on creating classroom environments and learning experiences with a global perspective. Apply by January 11.

Dec 6
Students, faculty, alumni play role in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals conference Dec 6
The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education conference at Ohio University brought together faculty members, alumni, outside experts, community members, university students and local high school students for a wide range of events.

Professor Hiromi Imamura honored with the Tanaka-OHIO Award Dec 6
Chubu University Professor Hiromi Imamura received the Tanaka-OHIO Award for Excellence in Global Engagement during the Global Engagement Awards Gala held on Nov. 14, 2018.

Minimum wage rate increases Jan. 1 Dec 6
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase to $8.55 per hour (up $0.25 from current rate of $8.30) and for tipped employees the minimum wage will be $4.30 per hour (up $0.15 from the current rate of $4.15).

President and first lady to host employee appreciation social Dec. 13 Dec 6
University employees are invited to join the President M. Duane Nellis and first Lady Ruthie Nellis for the annual December Employee Appreciation Social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Alumna’s art studio celebrates 20 years of bringing color, joy, opportunity to Athens Dec 6
Twenty years ago, Ohio University alumna Patty Mitchell opened Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community arts center that has defined the spirit of Athens.

Heritage College joins federally funded group to develop rural residencies Dec 6
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is among the members of a consortium that will receive funding support from federal agencies to help create new rural residency programs in badly needed medical specialties.

Dec 5
iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 7-13, 2018 Dec 5
This week's calendar features Ugly Sweater Night and a Winter Wonderland Ice Show at Bird Arena and a Finance and Administration Business Forum. Find out more details here.

Finalists for dean of University Libraries announced Dec 5
Four finalists for the dean of University Libraries have been invited to interview on the Athens Campus. The successful candidate will replace Scott Seaman, who announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2018.

CHSP partners with Marietta High School on unique community health worker program Dec 5
You’re never too young to start helping others and high school seniors at Marietta High School are doing just that.

OHIO’s traveling exhibit showcases continual effort to end sexual violence Dec 5
“While stories of sexual violence are different for everyone, we can also use the exhibit as an opportunity to see the similarities that cross everything – which is that there’s no justification for sexual violence and the impact is real,” Dr. Murray explained.

OHIO students continuing to benefit from new campus mail system Dec 5
Ohio University students received more than 170,000 packages on the Athens campus last academic year. No matter the package — a trinket from a grandparent’s vacation or a $2,000 laptop — all are treated equal by Ohio University Mail Services.

OHIO students lead effort to alleviate food insecurity of fellow Bobcats Dec 5
In total, the group collected 153 pounds of food and $148. The dollar donation will allow them to purchase 673 pounds of food from the food bank which translates into 50 meals.

Ohio University Press Director Gillian Berchowitz to retire Dec. 12 Dec 5
Gillian Berchowitz will cap a long and innovative career at Ohio University Press and its trade imprint, Swallow Press, with her retirement on Dec. 12. In the coming months, the University will conduct a nationwide search to begin actively recruiting qualified applicants.

Chillicothe’s First Family teaching political science on the Chillicothe campus Dec 5
City of Chillicothe Mayor, Luke Feeney, and his wife, Stacy, are both teaching classes at Ohio University Chillicothe this fall semester 2018. The Feeney family is using their background in politics and law to educate Chillicothe campus students about political science.

OHIO faculty Andrew Pueschel increases both engagement and positivity in his students Dec 5
One College of Business faculty’s goal is to impact students in ways that speak to their individual ways of learning. To do so, he implements strategies to increase both their engagement and positivity in the classroom.

Dec 4
Ohio University Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund Program requests proposals by Feb. 1 Dec 4
Ohio University Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund Program requests proposals by Feb. 1

Employees invited to give WellWorks a try Dec 4
As Ohio is experiencing colder temperatures and fewer hours of daylight, WellWorks is busy creating convenient opportunities for employees to continue to focus on health and wellness.

Dec 3
Athletics announces 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl ticket information Dec 3
Tickets are on sale now for the Dec. 19 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. OHIO alumni, football season ticket holders, Ohio Bobcat Club members, faculty/staff, students and parents of students are encouraged to inquiry about a special ticket offer.

Athletics announces 50th anniversary of the Convocation Center celebration plans Dec 3
OHIO Athletics will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Convocation Center on Saturday, Feb. 2 with a Sibs Weekend basketball doubleheader as the women's team battles the Ball State Cardinals at 1 p.m. ET and the men's team takes on the Akron Zips at 3:30 p.m. ET. Tickets for the doubleheader are $5 and include admission to both games.

OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors seeking nominations Dec 3
The OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations through Dec. 31, 2018, for alumni willing to devote their time and talents to the alumni association.

Dec 2
Dean of Libraries finalists invited to campus Dec 2
Four finalists for Ohio University’s Dean of Libraries will be on campus later this month after Dean Scott Seaman announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2018. Seaman held the position for 10 years. Each finalist will have an open forum.

A.J. Ouellette named MAC Player Of The Year by Touchdown Club of Columbus Dec 2
The 2018 MAC Player of the Year award will be presented during the 64th Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Express Live! in the Arena District. Ouellette earned All-MAC First Team honors for the first time in his career.

Bobcats football team to battle San Diego State in DXL Frisco Bowl Dec. 19 Dec 2
The game will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Kickoff is 8 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised on ESPN. The Bobcats are making their 12th bowl appearance, 10th in 13 years and fourth in a row.

Nov 30
Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month Nov 30
Classified Senate is requesting nominations for its non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month award, which acknowledges those who are setting the standards for excellence at Ohio University. Nominations can be submitted online.

Instructions for year-end gift processing Nov 30
In anticipation of Ohio University being closed Dec. 25 through Jan. 1, the Division of Advancement is providing guidelines for year-end gift processing.

AICUO to host Succession Planning and Preventing Student Injury and Death workshops Nov 30
The Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Ohio will host two December workshops for non-AICUO members regarding succession planning for higher education and preventing student injury and death. Both workshops require a fee to participate.

Regional Emmy Awards presented to OHIO faculty members Frederick Lewis and Joseph Slade for Paul Laurence Dunbar Documentary Nov 30
“Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond The Mask,” a documentary by Ohio University Media Arts Associate Professor Frederick Lewis and Media Arts Professor Emeritus, Joseph Slade, has won a regional Emmy Award for Outstanding Historical Documentary from the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts & Sciences.

Nov 29
Campus community invited to Ellis Hall ribbon-cutting, Jan. 18 Nov 29
Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences Interim Dean Joseph Shields invites alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Ohio University’s newly renovated Ellis Hall with special guests President M. Duane Nellis and First Lady Ruthie Nellis and members of the Ohio University Board of Trustees. The ribbon-cutting Reception & Ceremony is Friday, Jan. 18, 2019.

McCracken Hall is OHIO’s first full building to receive LEED Gold Certification Nov 29
The Patton College of Education’s McCracken Hall achieved LEED Gold certifi-cation from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, thus showing its commitment to sustainability. It is the first full building on campus to earn Gold status.

Ohio University licenses technology to Ohio startup company to develop non-invasive osteoporosis diagnostic device Nov 29
Ohio University licenses technology to Ohio startup company to develop non-invasive osteoporosis diagnostic device

Nov 28
iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 30-Dec. 6, 2018 Nov 28
This week's schedule includes a free holiday movie, several interesting lectures and active shooter preparation training. Visit the CUE to see the other upcoming events.

Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Dec. 14 Nov 28
The nomination form can be submitted online and takes less than 15 minutes to complete. A selection committee comprised of administrators, faculty, classified staff, an undergraduate and a graduate student will review nominations for the award. Selection of the recipients will be based on exemplary job performance and accomplishments.

OHIO to officially convert to open source fonts Jan. 1, 2019 Nov 28
This transition will ensure the University’s continued ability to deliver approved fonts access to colleges and units and advance the OHIO brand. The conversion is also anticipated to provide significant cost savings to the University.

Gingerbread Contest to be held Dec. 18: Early registration deadline is Dec. 1 Nov 28
Open to all OHIO faculty, staff and students, the contest challenges teams to showcase their holiday spirit by constructing an entirely edible gingerbread structure that stands out above the rest.

Dance Division presents alumni concert celebrating 50th anniversary of dance at OHIO Nov 28
The Ohio University Dance Division in the school of Dance, Film, and Theater presents “An Evening of John B.,” an alumni concert, at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1 in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre, located in Putnam Hall at Ohio University.

Need-to-know information for Fall Commencement 2018 Nov 28
Approximately 900 students are expected to participate in the 2018 Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 15. The combined undergraduate and graduate Commencement ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

Chef Kevin showcases twists on traditional holiday fare at next Chef’s Table Nov 28
The last Chef’s Table event was completely sold out, so be sure to grab tickets soon! Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved on the Culinary Studio purchasing site. 

Senior Week invites graduates to relish in their final days as OHIO students Nov 28
The OHIO Alumni Association and Student Alumni Board invite all December graduates to celebrate the culmination of their academic journey during Senior Week festivities, slated for Dec. 3-7.

Robert Indian, former chief of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Ohio Department of Health, to speak Dec. 4 Nov 28
Robert Indian, former chief of the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program at the Ohio Department of Health, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the Baker University Center.

Football's Nelson named MAC East Division Special Teams Player Of The Week Nov 28
Kylan Nelson is now one of five student-athletes who have accounted for six MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the Bobcats in 2018.

OHIO Zanesville dean recognized for leadership by national higher education organization Nov 28
For his research project, Webster hopes to learn effective planning strategies for collaborative projects with Ohio University Zanesville’s co-located institution, Zane State College.