Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017

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Feb 27
Inaugural Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture is March 1 Feb 27
For the inaugural Najee E. Memorial Lecture, Dr. Christina Preston Agiro will present "Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules About Race" on Wednesday, March 1.

Innovation Center receives highly competitive Global Soft Landing Network designation Feb 27
The program identifies entrepreneurship centers that have the capacity to serve foreign companies interested in expanding outside of their domestic markets.

Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte to present “Electrons for Sustainable Manufacturing” at March 15 Science Café Feb 27
Talk to focus on technologies that enable sustainable production of chemicals, materials and water remediation processes.

OHIO community comes together to support those affected by Carriage Hill fire Feb 27
After a fire destroyed one building in an off-campus apartment complex Sunday night, the Ohio University community is coming together to support those whose lives have been affected.

Project Hindsight: Ashley Dishes on Getting Academic Help Feb 27
Ashley Buchanan is back, and she's discussing the educational benefits of meeting with your professors, taking part in supplemental instruction programs, and joining peer-led team learning classes at OHIO.

Landscape coordinator’s efforts preserve, protect native trees and plants on OHIO’s Athens Campus Feb 27
For nearly 30 years, Susan Calhoun, landscape coordinator with the grounds maintenance department, has been listening to the stories of the trees on the Athens Campus – and protecting them for future generations of Bobcats to hear.

Ohio University Press authors in the news Feb 27
Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press.

OUC softball team hosts fundamentals clinic for the Pioneer Center of Ross County Feb 27
The Lady Hilltoppers hosted a softball clinic for students with developmental disabilities to build camaraderie through a mutual love of sports.

Community provides input during Park Place planning workshops Feb 27
Members of the Ohio University and local communities participated in Park Place public planning workshops that were held Feb. 22 at the Athens Community Center and Feb. 23 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

#BobcatBlizzard takes over the Convocation Center Feb 27
Ohio University MBA/MSA dual-degree students kicked off the inaugural Bobcat Blizzard initiative to raise funds for their program and promote OHIO basketball.

OHIO community celebrates Distinguished Professor Judith Yaross Lee Feb 27
In her lecture, titled “Sociable Sam: Mark Twain among Friends,” 2016 Distinguished Professor of Communications Studies Judith Yaross Lee provided the audience a glimpse into an American writer and humorist who, she noted, was touted in his day as “known to everyone and liked by all.”

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Coley Harvey Feb 27
A Northwestern University grad, Coley Harvey, 31, has carved out a stellar career. From covering NFL football to reporting on air for the most omnipresent media franchise in America. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Coley Harvey, moderated by Connor Martin, on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Morton Hall 201.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Jessica Contrera Feb 27
Jessica Contrera has won two Hearst Awards, which catapulted her to a full-time position with The Washington Post. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Jessica Contrera, moderated by Julie Ciotola, on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Scripps Hall 111.

Feb 26
Meet Chris Caldwell, the January Classified Employee of the Month Feb 26
Meet Chris Caldwell, an administrative specialist for the Department of African American Studies. He enjoys hiking in Scotland, Dungeons and Dragons and is interested in interstellar travel. Find out more about him here.

Meet Kathy Holt, the December Classified Employee of the Month Feb 26
Meet Kathy Holt, an administrative specialist at the Lancaster Campus. She enjoys reading, car shows and Star Trek. Find out more about her here.

Meet Interim President Dr. David Descutner Feb 26
On Jan. 20, the Ohio University Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. David Descutner as interim president of the University, effective Feb. 18, 2017. Find out more about him here.

Student organization re-registration process to begin March 13 Feb 26
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center is preparing for its annual student organization re-registration process that begins March 13 and requires student organizations to update their information on OrgSync.

Southern Campus hosts annual Love Your Body Health Awareness Fair Feb 26
Ohio University Southern hosted the Sixth Annual Love Your Body Health Awareness Fair on Feb. 23 in the Mains Rotunda of the Riffe Center.

OHIO students produce 'Hug a Muslim' video Feb 26
An Ohio University class project designed to break down cultural barriers resulted in a fun video, some positive lessons and quite a few hugs.

Feb 24
Reaffirming OHIO's commitment to diversity and inclusion Feb 24
The following message was sent by Interim President David Descutner, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina to the Ohio University community on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Slideshow of Japanese cherry blossom trees available online Feb 24
The public can now view a rotating photo slideshow of the cherry tree grove that runs along the Hocking River between the bike path and Convocation Center. The website is managed by the Research Division and the Department of Linguistics.

Ohio University 2017 Homecoming theme announced Feb 24
This year's Homecoming theme captures the spirit of OHIO's musical legacy.

UHR issues health insurance information related to tax returns Feb 24
Each year the university provides employees with W2 tax forms for use in filing their tax return.<br />Under the Affordable Care Act, the university must also provide form 1095C to certain employees to assist them with answering health care related questions when filing tax returns.

Feb 23
Ohio University Lancaster receives national marketing awards Feb 23
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has been announced as a winner of two awards in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

Volleyball announces coaching staff additions Feb 23
<br />Fourth-year Ohio volleyball head coach Deane Webb announced the addition of Rodnei Santos as assistant coach and his wife, Laura Santos, as director of operations on Wednesday. The married couple spent the 2016 volleyball season at Oregon State.

University Program Council to host ‘Fat Tuesday with UPC’ Feb 23
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting “Fat Tuesday with UPC” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, on the fifth floor of Baker University Center.

'NONE WILL,' an M.F.A. School of Art student exhibition, runs Feb. 23 to March 2 Feb 23
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by M.F.A. candidates Andrew McNamara and Sadie Meade is on view Feb. 23 to March 2, in the Ohio University Art Gallery located on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall.

iCUE Spotlight_February 23-March 1, 2017 Feb 23
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening at Ohio University in the week ahead, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: Faculty Pageant, Fat Tuesday with UPC and YouTube Live: Diversity and Inclusion .

Feb 22
More than 800 Bobcats, nearly 100 employers participate in Career and Internship Fair (VIDEO) Feb 22
Nearly 100 employers and more than 800 Ohio University students participated in the Career and Leadership Development Center's bi-annual Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 14.

OHIO research calls attention to concussions in theater personnel Feb 22
Those acting on the theater stage are just as susceptible to head injuries as those playing on the football field.

OUC Diversity event sparks discussions about key issues in South Central Ohio’s evolving workforce environments Feb 22
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted a diversity discussions event to engage students and faculty in talks centered around dynamic workforce environments and the role diversity plays in them

Board formally elects Dr. Duane Nellis as 21st president of Ohio University Feb 22
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Duane Nellis as its 21st president today in Dublin, Ohio. He will officially assume his duties on July 1.

CLDC’s first-ever ‘JobFest’ to connect OHIO departments with students seeking employment Feb 22
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will hold its first-ever “JobFest: Part Time, On-Campus, and Seasonal Employment Fair” on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center 240/242.

Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks 2017-18 nominations by April 20 Feb 22
Program recognizes mid-career faculty members at Ohio University.

Registration for 2017 Student Expo to close Feb. 28 Feb 22
Event seeks faculty and staff judges.

Reminder about emergency resources from Ohio University and the City of Athens Feb 22
In the wake of a water main break last week that left parts of the Athens Campus and city without water, Ohio University and the City of Athens would like to issue a reminder about informational and emergency notification services available to all students, faculty and staff.

Feb 21
A message from Interim President David Descutner Feb 21
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Scripps online bachelor’s degree in applied communication ranked eighth in most affordable online college list by OnlineU Feb 21
OnlineU ranked Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s online bachelor’s degree completion program in applied communication eighth in its “2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Communications Degree” rankings.

Applications being accepted for Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship at Chubu University Feb 21
The Ohio University - Chubu University Relations Committee (CRC) is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship that allows for an OHIO faculty member to spend a semester in residence at Chubu University in Japan.

Tips for OHIO students who will be traveling this spring or summer Feb 21
Before they travel, all Ohio University students should remember to register with the Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) if they are planning to travel for any University-affiliated purposes such as research, study abroad, student club travel or an academic or professional conference.

Yu Zhang to be first graduate research series of the spring 2017 semester Feb 21
The Graduate Research Series returns to Alden Library on Wednesday, March 1 when doctoral candidate in the College of Health Sciences & Professions Yu Zhang presents “The Challenge of Speaker Variability in Speech Communication.” Zhang’s talk will be at 3 p.m. in the Libraries’ Friends Room.

Panel discussion about micro-aggression hosted by Libraries Feb 21
<br />The Libraries’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee is sponsoring a “kitchen table discussion,” an informal, highly-participatory panel, about micro-aggressions: subtle words or attitudes toward minority groups that reinforce stereotyping from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Feb 20
OUPD receives certification through Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board Feb 20
In January, Ohio University Police Department received certification through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Sekou Smith Feb 20
Sekou Smith, now a senior analyst for Turner Broadcasting, has been an active supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists and has mentored scores of aspiring journalists throughout his career. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Sekou Smith, moderated by Earl Hopkins, on Feb. 22.

Journalism workshop focuses on better storytelling about suicide Feb 20
Reporting on suicide may cause others to take their lives by suicide. That’s the premise behind a series of six workshops around Ohio that will teach campus and professional journalists the strategies and language they should use to report suicides in an informative, accurate and meaningful way to better serve their communities.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to meet February 22 in Dublin Feb 20
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on February 22 in the DIEC Building at the Dublin campus to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

University earns LGBTQ Friendly and Affordable status from SR Education Group Feb 20
Ohio University recently earned two impressive LGBTQ designations from the SR Education Group. It was named among the 2017 Top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges and the 2017 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges.

OHIO student teaches South African language, culture, history at local children’s chorus Feb 20
Ohio University student Nonkululeko Shongwe, who is from South Africa, recently shared South African language and culture with children from the Hocking County Children’s Chorus.

Dr. David Descutner assumes interim president role Feb 20
Dr. David Descutner assumed the role of interim president on Saturday, Feb. 18. He replaced Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, who accepted a position as managing principal and chief executive officer of AGB Search effective March 1.

Celebrate Engineers Week with the Russ College Feb 20
Join in National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25, with Russ College events that honor the accomplishments of some of engineering’s most innovative minds and demonstrate how engineering improves the human condition.