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Apr 20
Down time for May 6 Blackboard upgrade to be shorter than expected Apr 20
OIT has shortened the anticipated down time for the May 6 Blackboard upgrade from four days to two.

Free concert to be held at Ohio University Zanesville Apr 20
The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its spring semester concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Elson Hall auditorium.

Lancaster Campus athletes celebrate special accomplishments Apr 20
Three Ohio University Lancaster athletes are celebrating special achievements in their individual sports that all happened on the very same day. Saturday, April 11 was a big day for OUL athletics.

Master Plan open houses gather feedback, look ahead to next steps Apr 20
Faculty, staff, students and members of the Athens community gathered to share their thoughts and hear an update on the progress of Ohio University’s Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 at two open house sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.

Meet the March Classified Employee of the Month Apr 20
Meet the March Classified Employee of the Month Pam Douglas! She likes vacationing in Tennessee, country music and "American Sniper."

OHIO Hockey named a finalist for National Community Service Award Apr 20
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) has named the Ohio University Hockey Team as a finalist for the ACHA National Community Service Award.

Overview of framework plan presented at Ridges Advisory Committee meeting Apr 20
Members of the Ridges Advisory Committee met earlier this month to provide feedback on content that will be part of the Ridges framework plan developed by consultants Schooley Caldwell Associates and MKSK.

Russ College students create for good through local bike path design Apr 20
When Ohio University repairs a damaged section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway this summer, it will be long-lasting thanks to the expertise of civil engineering graduate students.

Students, faculty and staff show support for a tobacco-free campus in video series Apr 20
Two new videos on the Ohio University Tobacco Free Initiative website share student, and faculty and staff perspectives on the transition to a tobacco-free campus this fall.

‘Our Fragile Earth’ program scheduled at Ohio University Zanesville Apr 20
The community is invited to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on Newark Road in Zanesville.

Apr 19
Challenged by Choice creates awareness of disabilities in community Apr 19
For the sixth consecutive year, Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak increased awareness about how difficult life can be for people living with disabilities. Both events took place on April 16 and were hosted by the Athens City Commission on Disabilities.

International Street Fair celebrates community’s global diversity (PHOTOS) Apr 19
Part of Ohio University's International Week celebration, the 33rd annual International Street Fair was held April 18 on Court Street in uptown Athens.

International Week speaker discusses sanitation efforts, inspires change Apr 19
An entrepreneur who was named a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2011, Derreck Kayongo delivered the keynote speech for Ohio University’s International Week, sharing with the OHIO and Athens communities his life journey – a journey that began in war-torn Uganda and led to him founding the non-profit Global Soap Project.

Mary Weems addresses sensitive topics during first Najee E. Muhammad Lecture Apr 19
No sensitive social topic was off the table during Mary Weems' one-woman performance at the inaugural Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture on Wednesday.

Apr 17
100 students, record 72 school districts participate in Teacher Recruitment Consortium Apr 17
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center held its annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium event Monday, April 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

CHSP set to welcome first students to new Dublin facility on May 6 Apr 17
The new state-of-the-art Dublin Integrated Education Center is set to welcome its first Physician Assistant Program students in early May.

Campus Rec, Intramural Sports to host fifth annual Battleship April 26 Apr 17
Ohio University Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports are hosting the fifth annual Battleship event Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.

Expo Spotlight: Juneann Garnett explores how communication can advance agricultural innovation in Guyana Apr 17
Juneann Garnett is a second-year graduate student pursuing her master's degree in Latin American studies with a certificate in development practice. She also is the 2014 recipient of Ohio University's John Cady Graduate Fellowship. Garnett currently is working on improving the information stream between researchers and farmers in Guyana, her native country.

Expo Spotlight: Trevor Magnotti studies the posture of marching band students Apr 17
Magnotti is a master's student at Ohio University studying athletic training. For his thesis, he is measuring the postural stability of marching band students and how their instruments affect it. He presented his research at the  Ohio University Student Expo on April 9 in the Convocation Center.

Ohio University announces Bikeway repairs Apr 17
Repairs to the section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway extending from Richland Avenue to Stimson Avenue will occur beginning early May.

Southern Campus nursing students, faculty inducted into honor society Apr 17
Three members from Ohio University Southern faculty, along with seven undergraduate nursing students, were recently inducted into nursing’s honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International, during a special ceremony held at the Athens Campus.

Southern Campus students earn high honors at Research Expo Apr 17
When the spring Student Research Expo was held at Ohio University’s Athens Campus, Southern Campus students who competed came away with two top awards: first place in the Appalachian Rural Health Institute and first place in the Regional Campus category.

Apr 16
VisCom student places in OHIO College of Education video contest Apr 16
Earlier this semester, Chris Pinchot, an Ohio University Scripps College of Communication senior studying interactive design and interactive media in the School of Visual Communication, won second place in the Patton College of Education’s “Why Public Education is Important” video contest.

Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 7 Apr 16
If you've kept up with University Marketing and Communications’ (UCM) 80’s style Throwback Thursday video series, which began in January, hopefully you’ve noticed a running theme – we’re all about branding!

CHSP’s Grover Lecturer charts Ohio’s health by the numbers Apr 16
The HPIO Health Value Dashboard was the topic of CHSP's recent Grover Lecture. The dashboard shows that Ohio ranks No. 47 out of 50 states for health care value.

Cleveland Bobcats gather for first family reunion event of the year Apr 16
The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted its first of three Bobcat Family Reunions on the road on April 9, bringing together 230 members of the OHIO community at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

Knight fellowship awarded to illustrator Daniel Garrow Apr 16
Award-winning illustrator and informational graphic designer Daniel Garrow has been named the 2015-16 Knight Fellow in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.

Lancaster Campus marks Earth Day with Friends of the Library presentation Apr 16
Celebrate Earth Day at OUL by hearing Lancaster Campus Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber talk about his research during a Friends of the Library presentation.  Faber is going to give a talk called “Ghosts of Rivers Past: Extinct Rivers and the Conservation of North American Fishes” on April 23 at 7 p.m.

New Scripps Howard Foundation CEO Liz Carter visits campus Apr 16
Liz Carter, who began her tenure as president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation April 1, visited campus to meet with Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth, students, and school directors on April 7, 2015.

OHIO Media Arts & Studies students to host SXSW panel discussions Apr 16
Following last month’s trip to the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, 24 Ohio University students will be hosting two panel discussions to share about their experiences.

OMSAR's Cecil Walters says goodbye to students Apr 16
Walters’ students and colleagues gathered on April 9 in the Baker University Center to thank him for all of his contributions to Ohio University and to their lives and to wish him the best of luck in the future.

Race for a Reason's Fitness Fest concert is April 25 Apr 16
Fitness Fest, which includes a post-race awards ceremony, food, recognition of major fund raisers, and a free concert, will take place on Saturday, April 25.

Steam outage May 13-21 will affect Athens campus Apr 16
A steam outage scheduled for May 13-21 will affect domestic hot water, heat and some cooling services in all buildings that utilize steam systems on the Athens Campus.

Students share global experiences during International Week panel Apr 16
An “Experiencing Diversity Abroad” panel discussion was held April 13 as part of Ohio University's International Week and featured five Bobcats who have traveled domestically and internationally through OHIO global opportunity and outside affiliate programs.

Submit your feedback on CIO finalists by Apr. 17 Apr 16
Links to the online feedback surveys are available from within each CIO candidate's recorded session.

Woman makes 127th blood donation during Lancaster Campus blood drive Apr 16
Lancaster resident Joyce Guenther made her 127th donation of blood at Ohio University Lancaster on Wednesday.  That means Guenther has donated more than 15 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross since 1975.

Apr 15
Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29 Apr 15
Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29

2015 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS) Apr 15
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 9, 2015. View the list of award winners and photos from the event.

Annual Women’s Conference at Proctorville Center delivers inspiration Apr 15
More than 100 women of all ages gathered at the Ohio University Proctorville Center last Friday for the Fifth Annual Women’s Conference.

Columbus as last stop for Ohio University’s 2015 Bobcat Family Reunions Apr 15
Columbus as last stop for Ohio University’s 2015 Bobcat Family Reunions

Come one, come all to see Heritage College unveil its new mobile clinic Apr 15
Community Health Programs is celebrating the delivery of its new mobile clinic, and wants you to attend! The open house takes place April 30 in the Baker Center Parking Area.

Earth Day 2015 to celebrate campus and community Apr 15
The Ohio University community will recognize Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, during the annual Earth Day celebration from 5-7 p.m. at the Ridges Auditorium.

Fifth annual Cruise-In fundraiser to be held at the Convo Apr 15
The fifth annual Cruise-In at the Convo will be held May 16, and is being hosted by the OHIO Alumni Varsity Band (AVB). Vintage automobile car owners and the general public are invited to attend the free event. There will be door prizes and raffle drawings for those in attendance.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘You Can’t Take It With You’ Apr 15
The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern announces its upcoming production of “You Can’t Take It With You” April 16-18 and April 23-25.

Order Balfour class rings and graduation announcements during Senior Week Apr 15
Graduation is a time for celebration. OHIO Graduates who want to take a piece of Ohio University with them can purchase customizable class rings and graduation announcements during Senior Week.

Apr 14
April 23 throwback event to include free concert by the Ying Yang Twins Apr 14
“TBT with UPC and BSCPB,” featuring a free concert by hip hop duo the Ying Yang Twins, will be held Thursday, April 23, beginning at 5 p.m. on South Green’s South Beach.

Center for PDS Partnerships receives Spirit of the PDS Award Apr 14
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education’s Center for PDS Partnerships has received the Spirit of the PDS Award. This prestigious national honor recognizes “leadership in, and significant contributions to, the building and sustaining of Professional Development Schools and consistent support for, and participation in, the annual NAPDS Conference.”

Chillicothe Campus names distinguished alumni award winners Apr 14
Recipients to be honored during graduation event and more campus news

Lancaster Campus “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opens Friday with OUL professors as guest spellers Apr 14
The OUL Theatre spring production opens this Friday, and there’s a special treat in store on opening night.  OUL Faculty members will be part of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Sakura lighting underway on Athens Campus Apr 14
Ohio University’s cherry trees have bloomed and will be illuminated from 8 to 10 p.m. every evening this week.