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Aug 29
Memorial, reception for JOUR alumnus Richard Linke to be held September 4 Aug 29
Friends of Ohio University alumnus Richard O. Linke, BSJ ’41, are invited to return to campus on Sunday, September 4 for a memorial and reception for the legendary graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. The memorial will take place from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel, with a reception and refreshments following from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Scripps Hall.

Multicultural Student Expo 2016 was fun for all [VIDEO] Aug 29
The Multicultural Student Expo provided a venue for more than 800 multicultural students to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and learn more about the university's many academic and social offerings.

College Gate renovation nears completion; ribbon cutting scheduled for Homecoming Week Aug 29
Ohio University invites the Athens and Bobcat community for a formal ribbon cutting and grand re-opening of College Gate on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 9 a.m. as part of Homecoming Week 2016. The ceremony will showcase College Gate throughout the years and feature special remarks from university officials. The Homecoming Parade immediately follows the event.

Ohio University Press book is Wall Street Journal’s 'Book pick of the week' Aug 29
Patricia Palermo’s book, "The Message of the City," about the New York novels of the under appreciated, Ohio-born mid-century satirist Dawn Powell, received a full review in the Aug. 19 Wall Street Journal.

Atrium Cafe boasts new logo, look and lab Aug 29
The Atrium Café has a new look and now accepts Bobcat Cash, but new and returning food and nutrition students will benefit from what’s behind the eatery’s visual transformation.

Versatile and in style: Fall into fashion 2016 Aug 29
The phrase “beauty is pain” is now in the past because looking your best is never a pain with The Bobcat Store. Get ready for head turning fashions that make you feel as good as you look.

The Patton College of Education’s Outreach Forum is Sept. 6 Aug 29
The Patton College of Education will host an Outreach Forum titled “Advocating for Change: Silence is Complicity,” on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Tupper Hall 205.

Komen Athens Race for the Cure returns Oct. 23 Aug 29
As we begin another fabulous year at Ohio University, the folks at Komen Columbus would like to cordially invite CHSP students, faculty and staff to participate in the second annual Susan G. Komen Athens Race for the Cure®, Sunday, October 23.

Middleton reappointed as Patton College of Education dean Aug 29
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Renée Middleton, Ph.D., as dean of the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The reappointment is effective from August 12, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

Aug 28
Constitution Day 2016: Renee Heberle to speak on comparative prison practices, Sept. 29 Aug 28
Ohio University’s Constitution Day 2016 lecture features Dr. Renee Heberle discussing “Dignity vs Rights: Exploring the Practical Effects of Constitutional Principles in U.S. and German Prisons” on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 5 p.m. in Scripps 111.

Food Studies Announces Veggie Wednesdays at Grover Market at Atrium Café Aug 28
Every Wednesday, beginning Aug. 31, the Food Studies Theme and Atrium Café will host the Grover Market from 3:30-5:30 p.m. On sale Wednesday, Aug. 31: onions, garlic, potatoes, squash, peppers, eggplant, basil, tomatoes, and carrots.

Office of Instructional Innovation launches redesigned website Aug 28
The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) recently unveiled a redesigned website, which highlights innovative teaching at OHIO. The site offers updated information about OII’s evolving services and current initiatives.

Office of Global Opportunities to launch Global Programs Workshop and Discussion Series Aug 28
Ohio University faculty, staff and students interested in topics related to international education, including a recent survey of OHIO students about their study abroad experiences, are invited to the “Reaching Students: Strategies for Recruiting and Marketing Your Program” workshop Aug. 31 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in Baker University Center 230.

Southern Campus hosts officers for ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ kickoff Aug 28
More than two dozen law enforcement officers from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia gathered at Ohio University Southern Aug. 19 to kick off the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign in the Tri-State.

The College of Business welcomes the Class of 2020 Aug 28
The College of Business welcomes the Class of 2020

Aug 26
OPIE hosts Proyecta 100,000 Program students Aug 26
The Ohio Program of Intensive English welcomed 25 students from Mexico as part of the Proyecta 100,000 program. The program is an educational initiative to provide an academic and cultural exchange.

Nominations sought for Homecoming Court; registration open for parade Aug 26
Nominations and applications are being accepted now through Sept. 23 for this year's Ohio University Homecoming Court, and registration for this year's Homecoming Parade is taking place now until Oct. 2.

SMART Lab inauguration to be held August 31 Aug 26
Newly founded in 2015, the Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab in the Scripps College of Communication will kick off the year with their official inauguration. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the inauguration on Wednesday, August 31 at 1:00 p.m. in Scripps Hall, Room 212.

Safety measures to change game day traffic flow for Bobcat home football games Aug 26
OHIO Bobcat football fans traveling to the Sept. 3 game against Texas State at Peden Stadium should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety on game day.

Alden Library: First to Catalog Online [VIDEO] Aug 26
It can be said that online cataloging as we know it today began in 1971 when Ohio University’s Vernon R. Alden Library was the first in the world to generate an electronic library record. That online cataloging system, created by OCLC, became a pioneer in networking library materials.

Celebrating 100 Years of the National Parks Service: Alum combines art and cartography across all 59 national parks Aug 26
When Karla Sanders came to Ohio University from Cincinnati to study art, she never imagined that she would fall in love with geography. But her undergraduate general education requirement in geography opened the door to a new world,  and she quickly found herself uncovering the treasures of an interdisciplinary career in art and environment.  Ultimately, she earned a Master’s of Science in Environmental Studies (MSES) degree from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, along with master’s degrees in geography and cartography.

'The Rotten Portfolio' features printmaking work around the state Aug 26
The School of Art + Design proudly presents the exhibition The Rotten Portfolio, on view Aug. 23 through Sept. 3 in the Trisolini Gallery, with an exhibition reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1.

New group of faculty advisors ready to kick off fourth year of women’s scholars program Aug 26
A new group of faculty advisors to Ohio University's Margaret Boyd Scholars Program will welcome 20 first-year students into the four-year program this year.

Ohio University Lancaster's Bobcat Bistro opens with affordable options and on-campus catering Aug 26
The Bobcat Bistro, Ohio University Lancaster’s dining hall and student lounge opened this week with an expanded menu featuring all-new lower pricing and affordable specials available for students, faculty, staff and the community.

Aug 25
Trustees hear updates on six-year capital improvement plan, affordability and efficiency progress Aug 25
University officials presented their six-year Capital Improvement Plan, the culmination of a two-year effort to capture the capital expenditure priorities of the University’s colleges, schools and administrative departments, to the OHIO Board of Trustees during meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Extension Campus.

University Program Council to host free Athens-themed event Aug 25
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) is kicking off the year with “Athens in an Hour” beginning at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, on South Green’s South Beach.

Physicist Daniel Phillips to present “Symmetries in Nature: A Key to the Subatomic World” at Sept. 7 Science Café Aug 25
Event will launch the 2016-17 Café Series at Baker Center Front Room.

Photos capture memorable moments from first-year convocation, involvement fair Aug 25
Photo essay captures highlights of the 2016 President's Convocation for First-Year Students and the Campus Involvement Fair, both held Aug. 21 on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

Aug 24
President McDavis shares personal reflections after Faculty Staff Convocation Aug 24
The following message was sent by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis to faculty and staff on August 24, 2016.

OHIO Libraries Extraordinary Legacy: The first library in the world to catalog online Aug 24
Online cataloging as we know it today began in 1971 when the Vernon R. Alden Library, using a dedicated phone line, was the first in the world to generate an electronic library record. That online cataloging system, created by OCLC, became a pioneer in networking library materials. Today, 45 years later, we are celebrating the anniversary of this historic moment.

Ohio University receives $2 million POWER grant to support regional economic development in coal-impacted communities Aug 24
The Innovation Center and partners from across the tristate region will work collaboratively on the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program.

Wealth & Poverty starts with Global Challenges Week, Sept. 26-30 Aug 24
The Wealth & Poverty theme announces its Fall 2016 schedule of events, beginning with a Wealth & Poverty week on Global Challenges form Sept. 26-30

Students are off to the races in Nanocar Grand Prix Aug 24
“Divide a meter one billion times, and that’s one nanometer. Our nanocar is four nanometers in length,” explained doctoral students Mersad Raeisi and Kondalarao Kotturi. They are part of an Ohio University team that is working on a “nanocar” that will represent Ohio University at the Nanocar Grand Prix in Toulouse, France, Oct. 14-15.

President McDavis shares highlights of upcoming Board of Trustees meeting Aug 24
On Wednesday, August 24, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following message to the OHIO campus community regarding the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.

Ohio University Southern introduces new Bobcat Depot, Southernmost Café manager Aug 24
With the start of fall semester, Shawn Aldridge, new manager of the Ohio University Southern bookstore, Bobcat Depot, and Southernmost Café, is in the process of making adjustments to ensure everything is ready for returning students.

STRS employee contribution rates increase Aug 24
This is a reminder for faculty on nine-month contracts about the STRS employee contribution rate increase. As communicated to impacted faculty and staff on June 9 via email and the Faculty Contributions article in Compass, the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) announced a one percent increase to employee retirement contributions for work performed on or after July 1, 2016.

Ohio University Innovation Strategy announced as finalist for 2016 UEDA Award of Excellence Aug 24
Ohio University has been named a finalist for the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) 2016 Award of Excellence for its Innovation Strategy investment program, a collaborative, interdisciplinary effort that encompasses teaching, learning, research and institutional operations and addresses how the University can use its existing assets and expertise to engage substantively with the challenges of the 21st century.

Vice Provost Edmonds serves as invited speaker for 2016 International Research Conference Aug 24
Ohio University Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies Lorna Jean Edmonds was an invited speaker at the 2016 International Research Conference at the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs on Wednesday, July 21.

Aug 23
UCM Annual Report highlights successes from 2015-16 Aug 23
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual report, which highlights many of the initiatives and projects the department completed during the 2015-16 academic year.

President McDavis welcomes Bobcats back to Athens Aug 23
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis welcomes Bobcats back to the Athens Campus for a new academic year.

OHIO First Scholars Overview Aug 23
An overview of the OHIO First Scholars program which is housed in the Allen Student Advising Center

New faculty members welcomed at orientation Aug 23
Ohio University’s newest faculty members were welcomed to campus August 15 during an all-day orientation designed to give an introduction to the University and its resources.

Aug 22
Professor wins prestigious scientific award for cardiovascular research Aug 22
Tadeusz Malinski, Ohio University’s Marvin White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, won the Albrecht Fleckenstein Memorial Award which honors distinguished work in the field of basic research.

Bobcat spirit on display at Class of 2020 photo shoot Aug 22
Ohio University's Class of 2020 took the field at Peden Stadium the evening of Aug. 20 for a group photo marking the start of their OHIO journey and only the second year for this new Bobcat rite of passage.

Zanesville Campus celebrates 50 years of athletics Aug 22
Check out photos from Ohio University Zanesville's celebration of 50 years of athletics.

Now's the time to use the OHIO CUE Aug 22
The OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) is ready to help you publicize your OHIO events. Here are the five CUE W's - what, when, where, why, and how.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit helps students connect with OIT Aug 22
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit sent the following message to students on Ohio University's Athens Campus on Friday, August 19.

LINKS Pre-Matriculation program welcomes multicultural students to campus Aug 22
About 495 first-year students and a record 95 peer mentors participated in the annual LINKS Pre-Matriculation program, which was hosted by The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention, Aug. 18-19.

LeRoy recognized by worldwide leaders in healthcare Aug 22
Judean LeRoy, lecturer of nursing, was recognized by the world Lladers in healthcare for her commitment to the nursing profession and professional development in the field of health care.

Ohio Reach Scholars Program offering free training for foster care youth and alumni Aug 22
Ohio University will host a free one-day training for campus professionals who provide post-secondary educational services related to foster care students and alumni.