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Oct 17
iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 19-25, 2018 Oct 17
This week's Calendar of Events schedule includes theatrical performances, keynote speeches and Homecoming events.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 27 Oct 17
The City of Athens, the Athens Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering up to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Elks Lodge located at 600 W. Union Street, Athens, Ohio.

UPC to host Taste of Athens Oct. 24 Oct 17
University Program Council will host “Let’s Get Spooky with UPC” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Baker University Center Theatre. During the event, UPC will be screening Halloweentown and supplying food and prizes and hosting other various Halloween-themed activities to attendees.

OHIO offices, Athens businesses ‘Paint the Town Green’ for Homecoming 2018 Oct 17
Fourteen entities participated in the 16th annual Paint the Town Green decorating contest, a Homecoming tradition that challenges Athens businesses and organizations as well as OHIO offices to showcase their Bobcat pride. The winners will be announced at the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally, scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, on OHIO’s College Green.

Julia Paxton to discuss “The Economics of Kindness” at Café Conversation event Oct 17
Event will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Baker Center Front Room.

Registration open for third annual Ideation Event Oct 17
The Office of Instructional Innovation is hosting the 2018 Ideation Event on Friday, November 2, from 2–5 p.m. in Schoonover 450 on the Athens Campus. Attendees should RSVP by October 24.

Oct 16
Beautification project slated to enhance iconic campus views Oct 16
Visitors to Ohio University’s campus often remark about its natural beauty and the beauty of campus. Approach Athens, and the campus of Ohio University from any direction on US-33 and you can’t help but notice the sweeping views of brick buildings, rooflines, and cupolas, bordered by the Hocking River and surrounded by trees.

University releases 2019-20 Family Weekends dates Oct 16
Ohio University designates four weekends each year as Family Weekends. Throughout these weekends, families and their students are encouraged to attend performances, lectures, sporting events and recreational activities while exploring OHIO’s campus.

WOUB, Immersive Media Initiative to live stream Homecoming Parade Oct 16
Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, WOUB and the Immersive Media Initiative will be live streaming from OHIO’s annual Homecoming Parade, offering both a traditional multi-camera live stream and an immersive 360-degree live stream.

New grant to fund video game designed to help kids with ADHD learn academic skills Oct 16
A $1.38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the development of a new video game designed to help kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn academic skills and better succeed in school.

Egypt@OHIO program bids farewell to Fulbright Scholars, hopes to continue partnership Oct 16
This summer, six public health scholars from Egypt visited Ohio University as part of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program. After 10 weeks of cross-cultural and academic experience, the program was deemed a resounding success.

Oct 15
CHSP helps present Leap to Faith in Recovery event Oct 15
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is co-sponsoring the Leap to Faith in Recovery event with the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The event takes place at Hocking College’s Student Center in Nelsonville on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Voinovich School awarded $1.6M EDA grant to boost community economic development Oct 15
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will receive $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to fund a new program to assist southeastern Ohio communities affected by the decline of the coal industry.

Sign up now for upcoming Athens Campus trainings Oct 15
Faculty, staff and students can sign up for these upcoming trainings. Email Bev Wyatt (wyatt@ohio.edu) to register.

Passion for gaming helps student win big Oct 15
Not only was there a constant line for two days straight at the GRID Lab, School of Media Arts and Studies and the Scripps College of Communications booth at GDEX in Columbus, but Gray took home several awards.

Oct 14
OHIO's Dysart Woods inducted into Old-Growth Forest Network Oct 14
Ohio University’s Dysart Woods, the largest old-growth remnant in Southeastern Ohio, was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network on Oct. 10.

Oct 13
George Washington Forum Presents 'North Korea: A Defector's Perspective,' Oct. 22 Oct 13
The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents North Korea: A Defector's Perspective on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Galbreath Chapel.

Oct 12
Annual campus steam system repairs completed Oct 12
Each year Ohio University’s Facilities Management and Architecture, Design and Construction teams assess the campus’s steam distribution system and identify the highest priorities for repair. This month the steam system repair project wraps up for the year.

History professor serves as national, global expert on first ladies Oct 12
Professor Katherine Jellison’s expertise, combined with a remarkable period in U.S. political history, have carried both her and Ohio University’s name far beyond the bricks of Athens, Ohio.

International Dinner tickets now on sale Oct 12
Tickets are now on sale for the annual International Dinner, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 beginning at 6 p.m., in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Scripps PRSSA awarded national outstanding chapter award Oct 12
The Hugh M. Culbertson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America at Ohio University was awarded the Dr. F.H. Teahan Outstanding Chapter award. Recipients must show leadership on a national level, have a strong relationship with PRSA and chapter advisers and show active chapter membership.

Ohio University named national leader in recent ‘Best Green College’ ranking Oct 12
Ohio University was ranked 16th in the top 25 Best Green Colleges in the United States according to College Consensus, a new college ratings website.

Oct 11
Ohio University plans for ‘RAPID response’ to address Southeast Ohio’s opioid epidemic Oct 11
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and partner agencies will use a RAPID response to address Southeast Ohio’s opioid epidemic thanks to a planning grant in the amount of $200,000 from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Apply now for the new Ohio University Ohio University Capital Internship Program Oct 11
This new program, which was announced on Sept. 27 by President Nellis, seeks to provide a core group of students who have an interest in government and public policy with the opportunity to participate first-hand in public service by observing and contributing to the legislative process. The application deadline is Oct. 29.

Professor Dr. Nancy Stevens named 2018 Fall Commencement Speake Oct 11
Ohio University announced today that Nancy Stevens, PhD and Professor in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will serve as the University’s 2018 Fall Commencement speaker.

Voinovich School awarded $300K to continue PORTSfuture program Oct 11
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has been awarded $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office to continue work on the PORTSfuture program for the 2019 fiscal year.

OHIO’s Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center officially opens New building provides increased study, instructional space for student-athletes and more Oct 11
Ohio University Facilities Management and Safety and Ohio Athletics recently announced the official opening of “The Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center,” a new campus space that will provide dedicated study and instructional support for more than 425 student-athletes and group project collaboration with student peers across campus.

Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press Oct 11
Ohio University Press book wins major award and author Robert Gipe was recently profiled in Oxford American. Read the details here.

Provost Chaden Djalali announces search committee for Ohio University’s Dean of Libraries Oct 11
EVPP Chaden Djalali has announced that the search for OHIO’s next Dean of Libraries is officially underway. The University has retained executive search firm Isaacson/Miller to facilitate a national search, with Beverly Brady leading the team.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 12-18, 2018 Oct 11
This week's schedule includes the Komen Race for the Cure, a screening of the movie, "Love, Gilda," and a Spikeball Tournament.

Libraries celebrates Homecoming with annual display Oct 11
The display depicts 200+ years of Ohio University life and history. This includes photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student newspapers and other student publications, yearbooks, scrap books, student handbooks and numerous OHIO memorabilia.

Kitchen Table Conversation to kick off Open Access activities in the Libraries Oct 11
University Libraries’ Kitchen Table Conversation will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Alden Library. The conversation will focus on the cost of textbooks, course materials and the efforts taken to provide open access.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free conflict resolution training, Oct. 11-Nov. 8 Oct 11
The trainings will be held for five consecutive Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will gain valuable skills to help lead difficult conversations in productive ways.

2018 Homecoming Court announced; king, queen voting to begin Oct 11
Online voting for Ohio University’s 2018 Homecoming king and queen begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and continues through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Anyone with an OHIO ID is invited to cast a vote.

Cyber Security: Protect yourself against malicious email Oct 11
How to recognize and avoid email scams.

Oct 10
Athens Halloween celebration to take place Oct. 27 Oct 10
The annual street party includes live music and an opportunity for partygoers to display their creative costumes.

New travel services provider announced Oct 10
New travel services provider announced

Explore fashion industry careers at Make It Work in Fashion panel Oct 10
Learn how a passion for fashion can become a profitable career at the Make It Work in Fashion event Monday, Oct. 18, from 5-8 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards Oct 10
Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards

THATCamp event brings together humanists and technologists Oct 10
On September 21 and 22, around 60 faculty, staff, and students met to discuss their interests in the Digital Humanities during a THATCamp event on the Athens Campus.

LGBT Center to celebrate 20th anniversary this fall Oct 10
The Ohio University LGBT Center is celebrating its 20th year or “rainbowversary” this year and it has many fun and informative events planned this semester.

Oct 9
OHIO and Leipzig students collaborate on summer project Oct 9
Ohio University students traveled to Germany over the summer to work with students from Leipzig University on a compelling project focusing on the opioid crisis.

Ohio University Economics Professor Roy Boyd to give seminar ahead of new book release, “Understanding the Mexican Economy” Oct 9
Ohio University Economics Professor Roy Boyd will present a seminar on “The Mexican Economy in the Era of Trump” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

Meet Adam Grimm, August 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Oct 9
The August 2018 recipient is Adam Grimm, a financial support specialist, who was nominated by Ruth Blickle. He likes watching westerns and football and visiting Cincinnati. Find out more about him here.

Dr. Chris Lewis named director of Office of Nationally Competitive Awards Oct 9
This fall, Dr. Chris Lewis began as the director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. ONCA provides students with resources and guidance as they apply for world-renowned and selective scholarships and fellowships.

Counseling and Psychological Services director offers tips for maintaining mental health Oct 9
Life changes for college students make mental health a considerable topic of conversation. Mental well-being is important for students to have a positive experience while in school. Paul Castelino, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Ohio University, discusses how students can attain optimal mental health during their college years

Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café Oct 9
Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café

Board of Trustees to meet with alumni, attend CoLab opening ceremony during October meetings Oct 9
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene Oct. 18 and 19 for meetings in Walter Hall on the Athens Campus.

Free Special Screening of “22 Chaser,” with Director and OHIO Film Faculty, Rafal Sokolowski, at the Athena Cinema Oct 9
Ohio University’s Film Division in the College of Fine Arts, Athens Center for Film and Video and the Athena Cinema will present a special screening of “22 Chaser,” directed by OHIO Assistant Professor of Film Rafal Sokolowski, Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event is free and open to the public.

Registrar issues deadlines for final grades and exams Oct 9
Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton recently announced the important fall semester dates and information for final grades and exams.