Saturday, Nov 28, 2015

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News Headlines

Nov 25
Office of the President announces changes to office hours Nov 25
In an effort to better accommodate the scheduling needs of students, faculty and staff, the Office of the President will be expanding opportunities for Presidential engagement.

Ohio University Eastern Social Work Club collecting donations for freeze shelter Nov 25
The Student Social Work Association (SSWA) at Ohio University Eastern Campus is collecting donations of hats, gloves and socks to benefit the Youth Services System Winter Freeze Shelter.

Ohio University wraps up third annual International Education Week Nov 25
Ohio University’s International Education Week 2015 ran from Sunday, Nov. 15, to Friday, Nov. 20, and this year’s week was focused around health and wellness.

University approved for state authorization reciprocity Nov 25
Ohio University has been approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The approval lifts some restrictions and requirements for the University to operate within other states that also have joined SARA.

Nov 24
LGBT Center looks forward to spring after a busy fall semester Nov 24
The Ohio University LGBT Center is wrapping up a busy fall semester of events that have informed and entertained the community. The Center's mission is to promote diversity and acceptance of people of all orientations, genders and identities.

New online student management system opens new doors for University offices Nov 24
The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention has partnered with the Campus Involvement Center to connect multicultural students to OrgSync, an online community created specifically for student organizations. Members can create individual profiles and add groups to receive updates, event information and organization notifications.

Ohio University Press staffers attend ASA conference Nov 24
Ohio University Press staffers attended the annual African Studies Association conference from Nov. 19 to 22, where director Gillian Berchowitz received the 2015 African Studies Association Public Service Award.

UPC hosting Dec. 2 'Fireside: Film, Food, and Fun' event Nov 24
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “Fireside: Film, Food, and Fun” event on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Nov 23
Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 open houses scheduled for Dec. 1 and 2 Nov 23
Students, faculty, staff and members of the Athens community are invited to participate in three interactive open house sessions to review draft ideas for Ohio University’s Comprehensive Master Plan 2016, which is in its final phase.

Geologist Alycia Stigall to discuss “Turning into Stone: A tale from life to death to the ultimate fossil” at Dec. 2 Science Café Nov 23
Professor of geological sciences to discuss how fossils are created.

Human Resources provides guidance for PTO usage during holidays Nov 23
University Human Resources has issued the following guidance to the OHIO community regarding the upcoming holidays, usage of paid time off and alternative work arrangements.

International Women's Day Festival is March 13 Nov 23
Each year, more than 600 people to celebrate International Women's Day at Ohio University. This year's event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

LGBT Center to host Rainbow Thanksgiving Nov 23
On Thursday, Nov.26, the LGBT Center (with support from Residential Living) will host its first Rainbow Thanksgiving in Carr Hall.

OHIO faculty, staff, alumni, students honored at global engagement awards ceremony (PHOTOS) Nov 23
Ohio University ushered in the end of its third annual International Education Week (IEW) with a ceremony celebrating members of the Bobcat Family who embody the spirit of the week and who have contributed to OHIO’s rich history of providing students a global education and establishing global partnerships.

Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and stalwart volunteer Charles R. Emrick Jr. Nov 23
Charles R. (Chuck) Emrick Jr. died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on November 16, 2015. A long-time Ohio University volunteer, Emrick had served on the Ohio University Board of Trustees from 1992 through 2000 (chair: 1996-97) and as a Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation from 1979 through 2001.

Pilot Parental Leave Program extended through June 2016 Nov 23
Ohio University is extending the Pilot Parental Leave Program for an additional six months, to June 30, 2016.<br />

Professor Don Flournoy retirement reception is Dec. 11 Nov 23
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception for professor Don Flournoy from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Lower Atrium of the Schoonover Center.

Volleyball sweeps way to ninth MAC Tournament crown Nov 23
In the Mid-American Conference Championship final, Ohio (25-6) swept top-seeded Northern Illinois in three sets on Sunday. The Bobcats will return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013.

Nov 20
A message from the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance Nov 20
The following message was sent to the University community on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Global events spark gratitude for the Bobcat family Nov 20
The following message was sent by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis to the OHIO community on Friday, Nov. 20.

Learning communities support student engagement Nov 20
Chillicothe Campus endeavor tailored to regional campus experience

OHIO director, professor attends summit dedicated to global education reform Nov 20
Steve Howard, director of Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, was among the estimated 2,000 individuals who recently attended an international summit committed to global efforts to reform education at all levels.

Ohio University Southern students explore the world from Mains Rotunda Nov 20
Colorful flags lined the walls and the scent of unfamiliar, wonderful foods filled the air as Ohio University Southern’s Mains Rotunda was transformed Thursday for the International Education Awareness Fair.

Theater Division's Midnight Madness joins Global Initiative, 'Climate Change Theatre Action' Nov 20
The MFA Playwriting Program at Ohio University’s weekly short play festival, Midnight Madness, will join Climate Change Theatre Action for its Dec. 4 production in Kantner Hall.

Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott passes away at 91 Nov 20
Ohio University School of Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott, who founded the visual communication program at Ohio University, passed away Nov. 20, 2015, at the age of 91.

Nov 19
Gawande Lecture Series delves into ancient Indian texts Nov 19
On Nov. 12, Stephanie Jamison presented “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India,” a lecture about ancient Indian sources pertaining to women and law. The event took place in Ellis Hall as a part of the biannual Ohio University Gawande Lecture Series.

How students can find and apply for summer internships: Dec. 1 workshop Nov 19
The Research Division is hosting a workshop in December to help students learn how to find and apply for summer internships.

Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing Nov 19
Ohio University will be closed from Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation.

MDIA Student Elected Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North and Latin America Nov 19
Michael France, a School of Media Arts & Studies student from the Honors Tutorial College, was recently elected as the new Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North & Latin America at the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention which took place Oct. 28- Nov. 1 in New York City.

University hosts first Thanksgiving lunch for foster care students Nov 19
On Nov. 15, The Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention in partnership with the Ohio chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America and other agencies hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for Southeast Ohio foster care children and their families.

University selected to host regional human-powered vehicle student competition Nov 19
<br />The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has chosen the Russ College of Engineering and Technology as host for its 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East Competition, to be held May 13-15.

VICO students earn 10 awards at College Photographer of the Year competition Nov 19
On Nov. 12 the 70th College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) and Still Photography Division winners were announced, which included wins for five students and one alumnus from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication. Daniel Owen, BSVC ’15, was named the Runner-up College Photographer of the Year with a Silver award in the Portfolio category.

Nov 18
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers Nov 18
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers sent the following message to the OHIO community.

David Hostetler, professor emeritus, renowned artist, dies at 88 Nov 18
Professor Emeritus, Ohio University alumnus, WW II veteran, musician and celebrated American wood carver and bronze sculptor David Hostetler, 88, died Nov. 17.

Getting physical with Parkinson’s disease Nov 18
Physical therapy students lead exercise program to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms

Professional development session at Southern Campus spotlights chemical safety Nov 18
Ohio University Southern staff recently participated in a new professional development training session, “Chemical Hygiene,” developed and led by the campus’ director of environmental engineering technology, Craig Bowe.

Public forum to explore OHIO’s Global Strategy Nov 18
Ohio University’s Office of Global Affairs and International Studies is holding a public forum on OHIO’s Global Strategy from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Baker University Center 231.

Student uses time in Athens to create his own brand Nov 18
Marquis Maines, a junior interactive design major at Ohio University, is using his time in Athens to gain more than an education. He partnered with his best friend Michael Jones to create the company Cheo & Scott.

Nov 17
CHSP recognized for role in CAC financial recovery Nov 17
With the help of the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the Athens Child Advocacy Center has overcome financial struggles and is now a vibrant and prospering local nonprofit.

Culinary Services, OHIO students observe Veterans Day (PHOTOS) Nov 17
Ohio University Culinary Services embarked on a new holiday tradition as its Nelson Court hosted a Veterans Day Remembrance to celebrate and honor individuals who have served in the United States armed forces.

OHIOs Tadeusz Malinski receives major gift for Down syndrome research Nov 17
A private donor’s passion to support research that may improve the daily lives of those who suffer from Down syndrome led to a major gift for one of Ohio University’s premiere scholars and researchers.

Nov 16
Bobcats, their dads hit the links at Alden Library (PHOTOS) Nov 16
Known as a center for learning and discovery on Ohio University’s Athens Campus, part of Alden Library was recently transformed into a place for family bonding and friendly competition as University Libraries hosted a mini golf event in honor of Dads Weekend.

Boland named new director of Master of Sports Administration Program Nov 16
The Department of Sports Administration named Robert Boland as the director of the Master of Sports Administration Program starting in January.

Finals Week Survival Bags now available Nov 16
The Student Alumni Board’s Finals Week Survival Bags are back! These survival bags help OHIO students during the tough week of Finals Week to study harder and making their grueling week less stressful. This semester’s bags include a stainless steel mug, a stress ball, vanilla chapstick, gum, great study tools (post-it notes, highlighters, etc.) snacks/candy and more! 

OHIO Scholars Day brings high-achieving high school students to Athens Campus Nov 16
OHIO Scholars Day is an invitation-only event hosted by Undergraduate Admissions. It gives high-achieving high school seniors an up-close and personal look into what Ohio University has to offer. This year, OHIO Scholars Day will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19.

OHIO launches new global affairs, international studies website Nov 16
Ohio University now has a new website designed to highlight global educational programs across campus, provide information for students and faculty hoping to study or research abroad, and serve as a resource with data on the University’s international history and partnerships.

Scripps Innovation Challenge partners with alumnus, Mashable for challenge Nov 16
Global media company Mashable is challenging Ohio University students participating in the annual Scripps Innovation Challenge (SIC) to solve a unique real-world communication problem.

Sheila and Larry McHale receive John C. Baker Founder's Award Nov 16
On Thursday, November 12, The Ohio University Foundation bestowed its greatest honor upon alumna Sheila McHale and her husband Lawrence “Larry” McHale, The John C. Baker Founder’s Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to The Foundation. The inaugural Baker Awards were presented in 1995 during a special dual celebration in the life of Ohio University: the 50th anniversary of The Foundation and the 100th birthday of its founder, the late President Emeritus John C. Baker

Upcoming events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with two renowned speakers Nov 16
Ohio University will host two events on campus, on Monday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater, featuring renowned speakers on entrepreneurship in celebration of the eight annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Nov 15
Dr. Ijaz to participate in International Education Week at Zanesville Campus Nov 15
Dr. M. Tufail Ijaz, endocrinologist with Genesis Healthcare Systems, will present “Doctors without Borders: A Journey to the U.S.” as part of Ohio University Zanesville’s International Education Week celebration and Third Thursday event series.