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May 25
Members of OHIO Soccer Coaching Program visit Madrid, Spain May 25
Members of the Ohio University Soccer Coaching Program recently returned from a once-in-a-lifetime coaching education visit to Madrid, Spain.

Kids in College Registration Underway at Ohio University Lancaster May 25
Kids in College at Ohio University Lancaster is currently accepting registrations. Now in its 37th year, the program provides an opportunity for 4th to 9th grade students to reinforce the knowledge and instruction they received in school.

OHIO hospitality expert offers summer travel tips May 25
Hospitality expert Sandy Chen, an associate professor in the Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program within Ohio University’s Patton College of Education, offers five tips that can help travelers save money, and stay comfortable, during summer vacations.

University closed May 30 in observance of Memorial Day holiday May 25
Most Ohio University offices and departments will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Some campus operations will remain open while others will function under restricted hours.

OHIO hosts seventh annual SIDE diversity education training May 25
Nearly 30 individuals participated in the seventh annual Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE), which was held May 17-20 at the Athens Campus.

Chillicothe Campus connects with College Credit Plus students May 25
Events aimed at current, prospective high school and college students plus other campus news

May 24
Free summer law program for high school students; apply now May 24
High school students can apply now for a free Summer Law & Trial Institute offered at Ohio University from July 10-22, 2016.

Meet the Professor: Deanna House May 24
From information technology to teaching, House found her niche in management information systems.

May 23
Alumni swarm Athens for On The Green Weekend May 23
The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted more than 550 alumni and friends from across the country for this third annual event.

‘Under the Elms’ concert series kicks off June 1, returns to College Green May 23
The 2016 season of the “Under the Elms” concert series kicks off June 1 and will include five performances held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays, June 1 through June 29, on Ohio University's College Green.

May 22
Compass emails to take Memorial Day hiatus May 22
In observance of Memorial Day, Compass emails will not be distributed on Monday, May 30.

Physicists hosting international meetings May 22-27 at OHIO May 22
More than 80 scientists from 12 countries and 14 U.S. states will address topics that include X-ray bursts and neutron stars.

May 20
University community mourns Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch May 20
Dr. Elizabeth Gierlowski Kordesch, age 59 of The Plains, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, May 17, 2016, at Ohio Health O’Bleness Hospital, Athens.

Revisiting the best College of Business tweets of 2016 May 20
Here’s a look at our most popular Twitter content of 2016. Talk about a #tbt!

VIDEO: how the Certificate in Entrepreneurship helped these 4 startups May 20
Starring students Noha Al-Khalqi, Alex Geiser, Praveen Gopallawa, and John Zinno

Meet Barbara Wright, the May Classified Employee of the Month May 20
Patton College of Education Administrative Specialist Barbara Wright loves working with students, reading the Bible, vacationing at the beach and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Find out more about her here.

May 19
School of Music mourns the death of Lisa Foerster May 19
The School of Music mourns the passing of faculty member Lisa Foerster, assistant professor of voice, who died Wednesday in an automobile accident, on Route 56 in northern Vinton County, along with her two children, Emma C. Hamel, 19, and Thomas J. Hamel, 18, and her sister Lorraine E. Alsterberg, 57, of Oregon.

OHIO’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair hosts seminar focusing on national security in Malaysia May 19
Ohio University’s Tun Abdul Razak Chair, Professor Jayum Jawan, recently hosted a half-day seminar on campus focusing on Malaysia’s National Security and the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

Undergrads, high schoolers invited to participate in tuition-free Swahili program May 19
This summer, Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and the Department of Linguistics will be hosting a tuition-free intensive elementary Swahili program, which is accepting applications until June 1 from undergraduates at any institution as well as high school students from the surrounding school districts.

John S. Mattox receives Austin C. Furbee Award May 19
An award dinner was held May 18 in honor of John S. Mattox who the Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter named as the 2016 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University and the community.

May 18
COMS alumnus receives Sharjah Award for dissertation May 18
Adil Al-Busaidi, MA ’12 and PhD ’14, received the prestigious Sharjah Award for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in Administrative Science in the Arab Region for his doctoral dissertation.

COMS Professor Judith Yaross Lee named 2016 Distinguished Professor May 18
On Friday, April 29, during Graduate Commencement, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced that Dr. Judith Yaross Lee, professor of communication studies and director of Honors Tutorial Studies in the Scripps College of Communication, was one of two faculty awarded a 2016 Distinguished Professor Award.

University paleontologists discover new species of horned dinosaur May 18
An international team of scientists, including a graduate student lead author from Ohio University, have identified a new species of centrosaurine, a member of the large-bodied ceratopsians that diversified in North America and Asia during the final stages of the age of dinosaurs.

New OHIO spirit award calls for video submissions, winner to be Homecoming 2016 guest of honor May 18
The OHIO Alumni Association is giving alumni the chance to show off their OHIO spirit by competing in an all-new Homecoming 2016 video contest.

Four Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort May 18
Four Ohio University research teams have been selected for the second I-Corps@Ohio cohort. For seven weeks beginning on May 13, the OHIO teams will join 20 teams representing universities from across the state to validate the market potential of their own proposed technologies and to learn about launching startup companies.

May 17
Study examining the body’s regulation of insulin yields promising new results May 17
Significant new findings about the body’s process for regulating the release of insulin could have major implications for the treatment of type 2 diabetes. The findings were published in Endocrinology by authors from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Virginia.

May 16
Consumer Research Center Fellows wow Kellogg’s with consumer insight presentations May 16
Snap, crackle, pop! Kellogg’s continues to explore and expand partnership with Consumer Research Center after being impressed by student insights.

Emma Ryan named First-Team All-MAC Track & Field May 16
<br />Ohio sophomore Emma Ryan has been named First-Team All-Mid-American Conference for her performance at the 2016 MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships. She won the javelin title with a career-best throw of 150-10.

OHIO Reach Scholars Program highlighted during conference for Southeastern Ohio foster care youth May 16
Ohio University’s OHIO Reach Scholars Program played a major role in the inaugural Reaching for Success Conference for Southeastern Ohio foster care youth hosted by Foster ACTION Ohio on May 14. The event welcomed 20 foster care youth from southern Ohio to campus.

Spring Homecoming will celebrate academics and the arts May 16
The long-awaited spring Homecoming, On The Green Weekend kicks off Wednesday, May 18, and it’s not the only thing that has Athens County and the entire OHIO community abuzz. After 17 years below ground, the brood V cicadas are due to emerge just in time for the festivities.

David A. Wolfort elected chair of Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017 May 16
Trustee David A. Wolfort has been elected chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees for 2016-2017, succeeding Sandra J. Anderson, whose term ended May 13.

Technical writing made easier through university collaboration May 16
At Ohio University, working together can take many forms. One way is through ongoing partnerships across campus, such as the collaboration between the Linguistics Department through the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) in the College of Arts & Sciences, and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

May 13
CCN Expo educates, celebrates OHIO’s communication, marketing specialists (PHOTOS) May 13
Ohio University Communications and Marketing hosted its second annual Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo on May 11, providing OHIO's communication and marketing specialist an afternoon filled with education, socialization and commendations for colleagues whose efforts to champion OHIO, its people and its programs have risen above their day-to-day responsibilities.

Health careers summer camp for high schoolers offered in Dublin May 13
As the demand for health professionals continues to increase nationwide, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is encouraging high school students to start exploring health careers prior to college.

OHIO wins NACUFS award for Boyd Market May 13
Ohio University has won the National Association of College and University Food Services’ Silver Medal award for the recently renovated Boyd Market.

Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Softball Team Wins Championship May 13
The Ohio University Lancaster women’s softball won the 2016 Ohio Regional Campus tournament.

Ohio University’s Cambridge and Pickerington Centers announce changes for summer 2016 and beyond May 13
Ohio University’s Cambridge and Pickerington Centers announce changes for summer 2016 and beyond

May 12
Alumnus honored for outstanding public service at OHIO State Government Alumni Luncheon May 12
More than 130 Ohio University alumni in Ohio public service gathered at the Athletic Club of Columbus to honor OHIO alumnus Matt Evans for his outstanding service to the state at the 33rd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon on May 3.

3 unique assignments of College of Business professors May 12
These assignments are so innovative that you’ll wish they were given to you (whether or not you’re a student).

Patton College advisors recognized as leaders in appreciative advising May 12
While Patton College of Education professors have done an excellent job educating students, the college's professional academic advisors have played an indispensable role in getting them there.

More than 10,000 incoming Bobcats, family members to attend BSO May 31-June 25 (VIDEO) May 12
Ohio University's annual Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) kicks off on May 31 and runs through June 25 and will bring more than 10,000 incoming students and family members to the Athens Campus.

May 11
Student Sara Sand awarded Udall Scholarship May 11
Engineering physics major Sara Sand will be taking her passions for the environment to pursue research in the environmental community.

Student Caroline Kincer awarded the DAAD RISE Scholarship May 11
Sophomore biological sciences major Caroline Kincer will be taking her talents to Justus-Liebig-Universitat, Giessen, Germany this summer to do research on mass spectrometry of bone cells and bone fragments.

Student Alena Klimas is awarded the Critical Language Scholarship May 11
Global studies and political science major Alena Klimas will be taking her talents to Meknes, Morocco this summer to enhance her skills in Arabic.

Four students awarded the Fulbright U.S. Student Program May 11
Clare Lyons, Grace Pauley and Cheyenne Weaver will be pursuing English Teaching Assistantships throughout different parts of the world and Austin Miles will be pursuing research in marine protected areas.

Haseleys travel the world as global educators, establish OHIO scholarship May 11
Haseleys travel the world as global educators, establish OHIO scholarship

Pickerington Center to reduce operational hours during summer 2016 May 11
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center will be reducing its 2016 summer session operational hours due to low summer enrollment numbers.

Fifteen high school scholars chosen for Ohio University Cutler Scholars Program May 11
Ohio University’s Cutler Scholars Program for service-minded academic leaders has chosen 15 students for its program to begin in the fall of 2016.

Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards recognize faculty and alumni May 11
The College of Fine Arts celebrates the exceptional faculty and alumni recently recognized by the Ohio Arts Council with Individual Excellence Awards for the state fiscal year 2016.

May 10
Authors@Alden with Hwa-Wei Lee and interviewer Charles Ping May 10
On Thursday, May 19, Ohio University Libraries will host the Authors@Alden series featuring Hwa-Wei Lee, dean emeritus of Ohio University Libraries, and interviewer Charles J. Ping, president emeritus of Ohio University, for a conversation about Lee’s life and journey as an international Chinese American librarian.