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Jul 28
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: NCAA Championship Public Address Announcer Molly Haynes Jul 28
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: NCAA Championship Public Address Announcer Molly Haynes

Jul 27
Eastern Campus announces several changes in student services Jul 27
Changes include the promotions of Diann Nickerson, manager of enrollment services, and Jennifer Kellner-Muscar, manager of advising and retention, and the announcement of three new team members, Lisa Jeffries, recruitment coordinator; Lori Poch, records management associate; and Nicole Dawson, veteran’s affairs work study.

Former federal health leader prescribes ‘intentional kindness’ for record-setting medical school class Jul 27
This past weekend, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its class of 2019 – the first in its history to represent its three campuses in Athens, Dublin and Cleveland.

Lancaster Campus professor returns for leading first Chautauqua Writers' Festival songwriting workshop Jul 27
Ohio University Lancaster Professor of English Scott Minar’s first experience teaching songwriting at the Chautauqua Writers' Festival is one he says he’ll never forget.  The festival was held in Lake Chautauqua, New York, June 18 through June 21.

Maurice Ndour signs with Dallas Mavericks Jul 27
Former Ohio men's basketball forward Maurice Ndour has signed with the NBA's Dallas Mavericks, the organization announced on July 21.

Ten Bobcats named MAC Distinguished Scholar Athletes Jul 27
The Mid-American Conference announced today the Distinguished Scholar Athletes from 16 winter and spring sports during this 2014-15 academic season as 359 student-athletes were voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions representing the ‘best of the best’ from each sports Academic All-MAC Teams.

Jul 24
Ayesha Hardison examines the black female writers of the mid-20th century Jul 24
The Ohio University scholar is the author of the recent book "Writing through Jane Crow: Race and Gender Politics in African American Literature."

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism welcomed 141 students for High School Journalism Workshop Jul 24
Students interested in a career in journalism received an intensive four-day lesson in the profession during the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s 2015 High School Journalism Workshop.

Journalism instructor Nerissa Young honored with SPJ Adviser Award Jul 24
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Nerissa Young as the David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award recipient. Young teaches in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she advises the student SPJ chapter.

Jul 23
Coveted photo by alumnus now available on the Bobcat Store Jul 23
Coveted photo by alumnus now available on the Bobcat Store

Ebony Bobcat Network to hold 5th Annual Breakfast Meeting and Dance in Euclid, Ohio Jul 23
Ohio University’s Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) will host their Annual Breakfast Meeting and Dance on August 14-15 at The Manor of Euclid in Euclid, Ohio. This year’s weekend will mark the fifth anniversary of the anticipated event, and will include activities for students, alumni and friends.

Fundraiser planned for Russ College administrative specialist Jul 23
A fundraiser for Tammy Jordan, an administrative specialist in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology who is battling cancer, will be held Aug. 2.

President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning discusses upcoming projects with Athens City Commission on Disabilities Jul 23
The President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) met with the Athens City Commission on Disabilities July 15 to initiate their collaboration under the memorandum of understanding (MOU) that was signed by Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis in 2014.

Southern Campus’ Academy of Excellence celebrates 35th year Jul 23
From July 20-24, children in grades 1-6 are participating in an array of hands-on classes at Ohio University Southern.

Victim advocacy training to be held on Lancaster Campus July 31 Jul 23
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus and community organizations are coming together to make sure the needs of crime victims in our region are met.  The Gender Equality Solidarity Society, an Ohio University Lancaster student group, The Lighthouse Domestic Violence Shelter, and the Justice League of Ohio are organizing a Victim Advocacy Training for Friday, July 31, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. – noon at Ohio University Lancaster in Brasee Hall, Room 414.

Jul 22
Chillicothe Campus students embrace community service Jul 22
From hosting football camp to a yard sale and discussing Shakespeare, OU-C is involved with its region

Culinary Services unveils new mobile app Jul 22
It’s now easier than ever to find the nearest on-campus café, eatery or market from your iOS or Android device.

Keffer named enrollment, student services director at Southern Campus Jul 22
Kim Keffer is the new enrollment and student services director at Ohio University Southern.

Lancaster Campus adjunct professor's play chosen for New York film festival Jul 22
A play by an Ohio University Lancaster adjunct professor has been chosen for the New York New Works Festival in New York City. "The Flower Stand" by Robert Cooperman will be rehearsed in Columbus and taken to Manhattan in mid-August.

Jul 21
Data visualization expert John Grimwade to join OHIO VisCom faculty Jul 21
John Grimwade, a renowned expert in infographics, began his tenure as an assistant professor in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication on July 15, 2015.

Faculty/Staff volunteers needed to help first-gen Bobcats Jul 21
Are you an Ohio University faculty or staff member who was a first-generation college student (meaning you were the first person in your family to attend college)? Are you interested in volunteering to help support the success of first-generation students at OHIO?

Playwriting alumnus wins playwriting competition Jul 21
Nathan Ramos, a 2009 graduate of Ohio University, earned first place in the "2042: See Change" playwriting competition organized by East West Players, an Asian American theater organization.

Thompson Square to play on Lancaster Campus Saturday Jul 21
Thompson Square and Blues Traveler have more in common than being the headliners of this year’s Lancaster Festival. The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson co-wrote and sang two songs on Blues Traveler’s latest album.

Tree tales: Ohio University’s campus canopy plays important role in sustainability efforts with its roots in history Jul 21
Just as Ohio University’s history can be traced back to the Northwest Ordinance of 1787, the trees that pervade the campus landscape have a history and purpose all their own.

Jul 20
#AskAnAstronaut: A backstage Q&A with the first South Korean in space Jul 20
Soyeon Yi talks about her time in space and her life on the ground.

3D artist, space studies participant hopes to launch spaceflight career through OHIO-hosted program Jul 20
Tihomir Dimitrov of Bulgaria, a 3D artist and sculptor for a video game producer, is attending ISU to further his dream of becoming an astronaut.

Candidates for director of Women's Center visiting campus Jul 20
Meetings and lunches with the four candidates are being held this week in Athens.

Cleveland’s NASA Glenn welcomes international space studies program participants Jul 20
Representing 30 countries, the group got a rare peek into the diverse, world-class research being conducted there.

Lancaster Campus athletics wins Ohio Regional Campus Conference All Sports Award Jul 20
The Ohio University Lancaster Athletic Department was awarded the 2014-2015 Ohio Regional Campus Conference All Sports Award. The All Sports award is given to to the school that accumulates the most points competing in the eight conference sports. Points are awarded according to how each school finishes in the standings of their respected sport.

Space studies program puts on spectacular rocketry display at OHIO Airport Jul 20
Ohio University’s Airport transformed into a miniature Kennedy Space Center on Saturday as hundreds of community members gathered on its tarmac to witness the rocket launch of International Space University’s 28th Space Studies Program.

Two new staff members hired in Diversity and Inclusion Jul 20
Alicia Chavira-Prado has joined the staff at Ohio University as the special assistant to the vice provost for diversity and inclusion while Marlene De La Cruz-Guzman has been named the new director of the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR).

Jul 16
David Colagiovanni named director of Athens Film Festival Jul 16
David Colagiovanni has been named director of the Athens Center for Film and Video, a role that includes running the annual festival, a weeklong event that started in 1974.

MIS professor presents findings to Canadian Information Processing Society Jul 16
Recently, Nadège Levallet, a management information systems professor in the College of Business, was invited to present her thesis findings to the Canadian Information Processing Society. Her research centered on the role that information technology and systems play in helping leadership seize unexpected business opportunities.

Ohio University Press had five books place on Library Journal’s African studies bestseller list Jul 16
Ohio University Press had five books place on Library Journal’s recent African studies bestseller list, more than any other press, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, and Yale university presses.

Patrick Roden named student trustee Jul 16
Ohio Gov. John Kasich appointed rising junior Patrick J. Roden as a student trustee to the Ohio University Board of Trustees on June 11. His term runs June 11, 2015 to May 13, 2017.

Southern Campus’ art students showcase experiences, achievements Jul 16
Tom Suter, senior lecturer of art and campus program liaison at Ohio University Southern, along with two of his students, Kelsey Dillow and Valerie Windhorst, had the opportunity to spotlight the associate in arts degree program during the Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting held on the University’s Southern Campus.

“Hidden mother” portraits reveal a historic moment in American photography Jul 16
Laura Larson curates exhibit of late 19th century images of children.

Jul 15
A message from Human Resources regarding FY16 raise pool guidelines Jul 15
The following email was sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff on 7/14/15.

Innovation Strategy receives 49 pre-proposals Jul 15
Funding program attracts broad interest from OHIO faculty and staff.

Lancaster Campus OSEA president attends national conference Jul 15
The president of the Lancaster Campus Ohio Student Education Association (OSEA) recently returned from the National Education Association’s Student Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida. Rachel Longnecker is the Southeast Representative on the Ohio Student Education Association Board and attended the conference to make professional connections and learn ways to help grow the OSEA chapter at Ohio University Lancaster.

School of Nursing to host Athens Race for the Cure Jul 15
Susan G. Komen Columbus is partnering with Ohio University’s School of Nursing to host a Race for the Cure in Athens on Sunday, Oct. 25.

Jul 14
2015 Lancaster Campus Kids in College ties record enrollment at 327 [VIDEO] Jul 14
There’s something about the number 327. For the second year in a row, 327 students attended Kids in College. That means the 2014 and 2015 seasons are tied for the highest enrollment ever during the 36 years of the three week program.

OHIO hosts SUSI on Journalism, Media for sixth straight year Jul 14
The Institute for International Journalism in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is hosting the Study of the U.S. Institute on Journalism and Media program, bringing together 18 journalism and media scholars from 17 different countries to foster a deeper understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in U.S. society.

University, city to celebrate Bicycle Friendly Community honor, completion of bikeway renovations July 21 Jul 14
Community members are invited to celebrate the reopening of Ohio University’s portion of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway and the City of Athens’ designation as a Bicycle Friendly Community with a celebration from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, July 21.

Voinovich School founding partner in I-Corps@Ohio program to accelerate commercialization of university research Jul 14
In an effort to accelerate commercialization of research at Ohio’s universities, the Ohio Department of Higher Education is launching the I-Corps@Ohio program, modeled after a similar program launched by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2012.  Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is serving as a founding member of the governing board.

Jul 13
Alumnus recalls launching engineering career with historic Gemini project Jul 13
<br />Decades before Ohio University hosted International Space University’s 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15), the Russ College of Engineering and Technology welcomed one student who had already learned how to create for good by helping design one of the first American spacecraft.

Alumnus recognized by Kappa Delta Pi: Lifetime membership in Eleanor Roosevelt Honor Chapter Jul 13
Ohio University alumnus Art Stellar has been selected to lifetime membership in the honorary chapter of Kappa Delta Pi.

Cleared for liftoff: Space studies participants to launch rockets at OHIO Airport Jul 13
For one of its final public event of the summer, International Space University’s 28th Space Studies Program invites the public to the OHIO Airport near Albany to witness participants launch their mid-powered rocket designs on Saturday, July 18.

From prisoner to physicist: Alumnus stays positive in life after lockup Jul 13
Sean Bearden started taking print-based classes through Ohio University's Correctional Education while he was incarcerated. Education transformed his life, and it put him on the path to redemption.

Incoming medical students are welcomed with a gift to be held close to the heart Jul 13
In what has become a tradition of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Society of Alumni and Friends sponsored a Student Welcome Dinner July 6, at which members of the incoming class of 2019 each received a stethoscope as a gift.