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Aug 16
Nominations open for 2018 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Aug 16
Nominations open for 2018 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Two Ohio University programs receive ‘2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM’ award Aug 16
Two Ohio University programs have received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

President’s Convocation will welcome first-year students to campus Aug. 26 Aug 16
This year’s Convocation will utilize the new video screens in the Convo to employ multimedia programming, including the use of video messages and a cellphone light activity to energize students as they prepare to start classes the following day. The event aims to entertain, inform, excite and plant the earliest seeds of Bobcat Pride.

iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 17-23, 2018 Aug 16
This week's schedule features Public Telescope Nights in The Ridges, orientation for transfer students and Bobcat Welcome Week events. Check out this week's calendar here.

Aug 15
Recreation students improve staff retention for Outdoor Adventure Center in North Carolina Aug 15
In Fall 2016, several Patton College of Education students worked with Nantahala Outdoor Center to improve its staff retention. To that end, the students proposed a quality solution that was so good, NOC implemented the solution this year.

New Moving and Surplus website is live Aug 15
The new Moving and Surplus website is live in the new Web CMS, as of August 13. An added feature to this site is a news feed, which will include important Moving and Surplus updates.

Annual Football Media Day was Aug. 10 Aug 15
The press conference took place on the second floor of Peden Stadium, where select coaches and players also had a chance to talk with the media. Check it out here.

What students, parents and guests need to know about Bobcat Welcome Week Aug 15
The Athens Campus will be bustling with activity during Welcome Week. This information is designed to assist in helping make the move-in experience as smooth as possible.

Meet July Classified Employee of the Month Ruth Blickle Aug 15
Blickle, an administrative associate for the Air Force and Army ROTC programs, likes Agatha Christie movies and books, Cape Cod vacations and red Lamborghinis. Find out more about her here.

Aug 14
NIH funds faculty research on how obesity leads to heart disease Aug 14
A faculty researcher at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the leaders of a new NIH-funded project to explore a chemical pathway by which changes in fat metabolism brought on by human obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease.

Faculty heads project to create a place and time for open dialogues Aug 14
As a way to encourage a culture of open dialogue, Sarah Davis is creating a place and time for people to engage in face-to-face communication. She hopes to better bridge the University with the surrounding community.

Reusable To-Go Container Program in place for fall semester 2018 Aug 14
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 23, customers may purchase a green Reusable To-Go Container from any checker stand in the three residential Dining Courts. Containers have a one-time cost of $5. Customers who don't participate in the Reusable To-Go Container program can eat in the Dining Court or purchase a single-use compostable box for $0.50.

President Nellis visits Eastern Campus, meets with St. Clairsville business and industry leaders Aug 14
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis met with area business leaders to discuss local economic development, education and opportunities for improving community relationships during an August 13 roundtable luncheon on Ohio University’s Eastern Campus.

OHIO President Nellis meets with Ironton, Proctorville business and industry leaders Aug 14
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis met with local business leaders to discuss industry, education, healthcare and more during an August 10 roundtable luncheon on Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

Aug 13
University community notified of temporary closure to portion of East State St. and alternate travel routes Aug 13
University community notified of temporary closure to portion of East State St., alternate routes

Food Studies and OHIO Student Farm host Ghanaian scholars Aug 13
The Food Studies theme recently hosted a delegation of faculty and graduate students from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana at the OHIO Student Farm.

Sigma Delta Pi names OHIO an honors chapter Aug 13
The Ohio University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society, was named a 2018 Honor Chapter. Of the 600-plus chapters nationwide, only nine chapters were selected this year.

Physicists propose new model to study pairing properties of nuclei Aug 13
A team of Ohio University nuclear physicists has proposed a new theoretical model for calculating pairing properties of atomic nuclei including those found in extreme astrophysical environments. As in some solids in which two interacting electrons pair up to act as one object that leads to superconductivity, interacting neutrons (or protons) in nuclei pair up to cause superfluidity (or superconductivity) in nuclei.

Food Studies' Shonk develops Baker Center edible garden project Aug 13
Food Studies theme student Benjamin Shonk '18 spent a large part of his summer working on a wonderful new project on the Ohio University campus: the Baker Center Edible Garden.

OHIO’s LaPoe named 2018 Outstanding Woman in Journalism, Mass Communication Education Aug 13
Victoria LaPoe, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has won the Commission on the Status of Women 2018 Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award. The award includes a $100 honorarium.

OHIO wi-fi adds support for broad range of devices Aug 13
Students, faculty and staff can connect smart speakers, TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, and wireless printers.

Aug 10
Dayton-area kids experience STEM at southwest Ohio’s first manufacturing camp Aug 10
The Russ Research Center in Beavercreek, Ohio, in collaboration with Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office, got Green County kids wound up about engineering and technology last month during the southwest Ohio’s first-ever manufacturing camp.

Aug 9
OHIO Facilities Management and Safety begins exterior renovations to Jennings House Aug 9
OHIO Facilities Management and Safety begins exterior renovations to Jennings House

OHIO alumnus brings nation's largest indoor adventure park to his hometown Aug 9
Ohio University alumnus Greg Carlin is elevating fun and fitness and providing a boost to his hometown with Play:CLE, the nation’s largest indoor adventure park.

OHIO alumni share journeys to becoming published authors Aug 9
Within the vast network of Ohio University alumni are many accomplished authors whose published works cover a wide-range of subjects and genres.

Paul Abraham returns as associate dean at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Aug 9
Paul Abraham returns as associate dean at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington

Midwest Executives-on-Roster platform matches entrepreneurs with university startups Aug 9
Midwest Executives-on-Roster platform matches entrepreneurs with university startups

Aug 8
Ohio University Southern Bobcats invade the Ashland Town Center [VIDEO] Aug 8
Faculty, staff and student ambassadors from Ohio University Southern take over the Ashland Town Center every year in a recruiting and informational event known as "Bobcat Invasion."

OUPD to conduct active shooter training Aug. 13-17 at Lasher Hall Aug 8
The training is being held to ensure officers know the latest techniques and have an opportunity to practice and fine tune their skills when responding to a report of an active shooter.

iCUE Spotlight: August 9-16, 2018 Aug 8
This week's schedule features free health clinics and a Title IX session for incoming international graduate students.

Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 21 meetings released Aug 8
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene Aug. 21 for meetings on the Dublin Campus. The board will remain on the Dublin campus for a retreat on Aug. 22.

Ohio University engineering and technology dean receives top state award Aug 8
Ohio University’s dean of engineering and technology has received one of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineering’s most prestigious awards.

From orientations to an expanded Welcome Week, OHIO is ready to ring in a new academic year Aug 8
From orientations to the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University will host a slew of activities designed to welcome new students and faculty to the Bobcat family.

College of Business alumnus gives back through enhancement fund Aug 8
Since graduating from Ohio University, Michael Rodarte, BBA ’04, has given back to the College of Business, offering students following in his footsteps advice, helping them build professional networks and connecting them with career opportunities – all as a means of ensuring their post-graduation success.

Aug 7
Volunteers needed for Bobcat Welcome Week Aug 7
Student Affairs needs faculty and staff volunteers for the Bobcat Move-In Crew the<br />Class of 2022 Photo Experience and the President's Convocation for First-Year Students. Sign up online by Aug. 17.

The latest news from Ohio University Press Aug 7
The Ohio University Press announced that it recently hosted its annual scholarly publishing forum, had a book reviewed by "Kirkus Reviews" and one of its authors was interviewed on BBC radio.

Ohio University featured in August 2018 edition of 'Delta Sky' magazine Aug 7
Ohio University featured in August 2018 edition of Delta Sky magazine

Aug 3
Registration open for new courses in Professional Development Pathways program Aug 3
The first two certificates within the OHIO Professional Development Pathways program opened for participation on Wednesday, August 1. The “University Accounting” and “University Purchasing” certificates are made up of several new courses which will be launched over the next six months. Many other non-certificate courses are also available.

Scholars from Egypt creating research collaborations at OHIO Aug 3
It’s been a whirlwind of excitement and educational opportunities for six public health scholars visiting Ohio University from Egypt this summer.

Surplus Store fall hours announced Aug 3
Ohio University Moving and Surplus announced that its Surplus Store hours for fall semester will be Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Dustin Grooms to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Aug. 15 Aug 3
Dustin Grooms to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Aug. 15

Aug 2
Southern Campus Horse Lovers Camp teaches kids more than just riding [VIDEO] Aug 2
The weeklong day camp is for children in grades 1-6 and teaches a varied curriculum. Participants learn animal care, proper horse grooming, riding and personal development concepts like communication and resilience.

Groundbreaking on new chemistry building is Aug. 30 Aug 2
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a groundbreaking on a new state-of-the-art chemistry building at Ohio University is Thursday, Aug. 30, from 3 - 5 p.m. RSVP by Aug. 14.

Aug 1
iCUE Spotlight: Aug 2-9, 2018 Aug 1
This week's events feature a business forum and free health clinics. Check out the Calendar of University Events for more information.

Patton College faculty get media training opportunity over summer break Aug 1
Two Patton College of Education professors, a center director, and a graduate assistant/doctoral candidate recently took a week-long media boot camp session to learn how to more effectively communicate with the media.

Chillicothe campus enrollment doubles for Advanced Placement Summer Institute Aug 1
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted its 19th annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute July 23 – 26, 2018. The AP Summer Institute introduces teaching methods, student exam expectations, and curriculum content.

Jul 31
Annual Catering Expo is Aug. 14 Jul 31
The annual Catering Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Sample delicious, on-trend menu items, discover table set options and learn everything you need to know to plan an event of any size or budget.

Ohio University welcomes new Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali Jul 31
Ohio University welcomes new Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali

Lancaster Campus history professor's latest research focuses on the Chinese Navy Jul 31
Lancaster Campus history professor's latest research focuses on the Chinese Navy

Jul 30
Heritage College student chosen for AOA board Jul 30
A fourth-year medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin has been elected as the new student representative to the American Osteopathic Association Board of Trustees.