Wednesday, Jul 27, 2016

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Jul 26
Crossing the River tour features African American story in Southeastern Ohio, Aug. 8-9 Jul 26
Crossing the River, a two-day guided bus tour featuring the storied history of African Americans in southeastern Ohio, is Aug. 8 and 9, beginning and ending each day at Burr Oak State Park Lodge in Morgan County near Glouster and traversing four counties in Ohio’s Hill Country Heritage Area. The College of Arts & Sciences is co-sponsoring this event, and there is an Ohio University discount for the two-day tour (without lodging)

Bus trip to Tantrum Theater in Dublin is Aug. 6 Jul 26
Ohio University is arranging a chartered bus trip on Saturday, Aug. 6 to its new Tantrum Theater show, "Dancing at Lughnasa." The bus will depart at 1 p.m. from Kantner Hall and return to Athens after the show.

Live Healthy Appalachia and Ohio University to host ‘Food is Medicine’ lecture Jul 26
Live Healthy Appalachia and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will host a talk by Dr. Salvatore Lacagnina at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Ohio University Inn Ballroom.

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism welcomed 123 students for annual High School Journalism Workshop Jul 26
igh school students from across the United States, interested in majoring in journalism, visited the Athens campus to attend an intensive four-day curriculum during the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s 2016 High School Journalism Workshop.

National Space Society names OHIO ‘Center of Excellence’ Jul 26
Ohio University was named a “Center of Excellence in Space Solar Power and Power Beaming” by the National Space Society (NSS) at its annual International Space Development Conference held in Puerto Rico May 18-21, 2016.

University Human Resources releases holiday and Winter Break Closure dates Jul 26
Ohio University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates. The following is a schedule of holidays and Winter Break Closure dates for the years 2016 through 2018.

Jul 25
University and City of Athens officials participate in inaugural Town and Gown Summit Jul 25
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Steve Patterson were among the more than 115 people who participated in the inaugural Town and Gown Summit on July 20. The event fostered discussions on important topics related to community and university relations.

Swimmming and Diving announces 2016-17 meet schedule Jul 25
Five home meets against Youngstown State, Eastern Michigan, Denison, Duquesne and Xavier and Toledo highlight the Ohio swimming and diving team’s 2016-17 schedule, third-year head coach Rachel Komisarz-Baugh announced today.

Latest ‘Spectrum” podcast on WOUB addresses Fear, Hate and Racism in America Jul 25
In the July 21 episode of “Spectrum,” host Tom Hodson tackles the subject of fear, hate and racism in America by interviewing an African-American female judge with a teenage son, a Muslim immigrant and a gay Nepalese man.

National medical education leader advises new med students to remember human connection Jul 25
Stephen Shannon spoke Saturday at the 41st Heritage College Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, where incoming medical students were presented with a short white coat symbolic of their status as student doctors.

#AlumniTakeover: Austin Jenkins Jul 25
Alumnus Austin Jenkins, '16 told us about life after Athens and his new gig at TIAA on our Instagram (@OHIOCollegeofBusiness) Thurs., July 21.

How the College is expanding its student success initiatives Jul 25
Last year, the College of Business celebrated several milestones when it came to student success—but there’s more to come.

Jul 22
Top 10 reasons to get an MBA from Ohio University Jul 22
Top 10 reasons to get an MBA from Ohio University

Meet the Professor: Heather Lawrence-Benedict Jul 22
Meet the Professor: Heather Lawrence-Benedict

Ohio University Airport runway to close Aug. 4-8 Jul 22
The Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport runway will be closed for an additional four days (runway only) from Aug. 4-8 in order to complete the final phase of a pavement rehabilitation project.

Ohio University Southern geography instructor explores Alaska, Arctic Circle Jul 22
Gary Belcher, physical, environmental and human geography instructor at Ohio University Southern, spent part of the summer exploring Alaska.

Business Bobcats research and develop innovative marketing strategy for Grange Insurance Jul 22
Undergraduate students learn how Millennials buy insurance—and leverage what they found to create a marketing strategy that Grange Insurance loved.

Photo Slideshow: Junior Executive Business Program a hit once again Jul 22
8 days. 32 students. 7 teams. A world of difference.

Jul 21
Ohio University SBDC named Excellence & Innovation Center of the Year Jul 21
Following an enormously successful fiscal year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (Ohio University SBDC) was honored with the Small Business Development Center Service Excellence and Innovation Center Award from the Ohio Small Business Development Centers.

Tantrum Theater to present ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ Jul 21
Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater will present Brian Friel’s Irish masterpiece “Dancing at Lughnasa,” opening at 8 p.m. July 29 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin, Ohio.

Heritage College to welcome Class of 2020 medical students Jul 21
New students enrolled at college’s campuses in Athens, Cleveland and Dublin will be welcomed into the osteopathic medical profession during the 41st Convocation and White Coat Ceremony.

IMI’s first 360-degree narrative story selected for film festivals on four continents Jul 21
Ohio University faculty and students involved in the Immersive Media Initiative are celebrating the acceptance of their first 360-degree narrative story into three film festivals and its screenings at venues spanning four continents.

Ohio Sports Administration Night breaks Southern Ohio Copperheads attendance record Jul 21
2,017 fans attended the Copperheads’ Ohio Sports Administration Night to celebrate 50 years of sports administration program excellence.

Jul 20
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center to Offer In-Demand Real Estate Classes Jul 20
Individuals wanting to earn licensure in Ohio’s real-estate industry can begin the required coursework at Ohio University’s Pickerington Center this fall.  The Pickerington Center is offering all four of the Real Estate classes required to sit for the State examination.

OHIO recognized for campus facilities sustainability progress Jul 20
Ohio University’s sustainability efforts were placed on center stage last week when the University was honored with APPA’s Sustainability Award during the APPA Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

Jul 19
Ebony Bobcats to pay it forward to Urban Scholars during Black Alumni Reunion 2016 Jul 19
In 2010, the Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN), in support of Urban Scholars, established the Ebony Bobcat Network Urban Scholars Endowment. According to the Office of Annual Giving, EBN has raised approximately $130,000 for the scholarship, and more than 380 individual donors have made over 780 gifts to the endowment.

Jul 18
Kids on Campus celebrates 20 years Jul 18
Kids on Campus celebrated its 20th "birthday" with a ceremony for the kids on Thursday, July 14, 2016.

The Patton College partners with Tri-County Career Center to advocate for college and career transition Jul 18
In partnership with Tri-County Career Center, The Patton College’s Associate Professor in Teacher Education Leena Landmark received a $77,700 grant to help TCCC students with disabilities achieve success during high school.

Heritage College health careers summer camp gets bigger, more diverse Jul 18
Though only in its second year, a health careers summer camp for high school students offered on the university's Dublin campus is expanding its demographic reach and refining its approach.

Jul 17
Bobcats invited to enjoy OHIO 'Dublin Den' at Irish Festival Jul 17
The College of Health Sciences and Professions, the College of Business and the College of Fine Arts (Tantrum Theater) will sponsor the ‘Ohio University Dublin Den’ at the 2016 Irish Festival August 5-7 in Dublin, Ohio.

OHIO Hockey releases 2016-17 schedule Jul 17
OHIO Hockey announces its 2016-2017 schedule, which will feature 25 games at Ohio University’s Bird Arena.

WOUB Public Media announces leadership structural changes Jul 17
In order to meet the expansion needs of WOUB Public Media, Mark Brewer has been named general manager and Tom Hodson will act as director.

Jul 16
Young legal minds thrive at OHIO's Summer Law and Trial Institute Jul 16
Eighteen high school juniors and seniors are attending Ohio University’s Summer Law and Trial Institute, an immersive residential program that seeks to increase understanding of law and its possibilities among high school students.

Jul 15
OHIO hosts Civil War Symposium, Aug. 13 Jul 15
The History Department is hosting an Ohio Civil War Symposium at the Sherman House Museum in Lancaster on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016.

The Bobcat Store offers OHIO care packages for incoming students Jul 15
The Bobcat Store offers OHIO care packages for incoming students

OHIO hosts Global Cities, Past and Present Symposium, July 26-28 Jul 15
The Global Cities, Past and Present Summer Symposium is being held at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies on July 26 to 28, with many OHIO faculty giving talks.

CHSP offers first Health Careers Summer Camp in Dublin Jul 15
Thirty-two Central Ohio high school students got more than their money’s worth at the CHSP Health Careers Summer Camp held at the Dublin Integrated Education Center this past June.

Jul 14
Thompson participates in Tsunami Relief Forum in Japan Jul 14
Dr. Christopher S. Thompson, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics, has been invited by Iwate Prefectural University in Morioka, Japan, to participate in a Tsunami Relief Forum on July 16-17.

Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review state data from spring benchmark survey Jul 14
Ohio University received results on Tuesday from a benchmark survey by the Ohio Department of Higher Education that was voluntarily distributed across campus this past spring. While only 1,033 students (just 2.6%) of our student population responded, we will ask the Presidential Advisory Council on Sexual Misconduct to review the data and make any necessary recommendations.

Singh's new book examines far-reaching impact of India's partition Jul 14
Professor Amritjit Singh is the co-editor of the recently released book, Revisiting India’s Partition: New Essays on Memory, Culture, and Politics (Lexington Books). The book’s publication anticipates the 70th anniversary next year of British India’s partition in 1947.

Biology student goes 'fishing' in Antarctica, tin can to the rescue Jul 14
Graduate student Amanda Biederman, undergraduate Elizabeth Evans '16, and Dr. Lisa Crockett spent April through June 2015 at Antarctica’s Palmer Station, where they studied the dominant fishes of the area and physiological and biochemical processes that limit their capacity to tolerate a warming climate. Their journey to collect specimens near the Antarctic Peninsula took place during the colder months down under, and as icebergs blocked their way, a "tin can" saved the day.

OU-C orientation sessions set tone for success Jul 14
Student-focused approach in orientations and student success center pays dividends

Jul 13
Chart of Account Redesign and other Financial System Enhancements awareness sessions scheduled Jul 13
These sessions will increase user understanding of the project timeline and goals, the COA segment structure, the new Grants Accounting module, and provide an overview of the communication and training support that users can expect.

OUPD welcomes Captain George Harlow Jul 13
George Harlow has joined Ohio University Police Department as its newest captain. Harlow began duty on July 11, 2016.

Jul 12
Sweet success: How Tristen Phipps created a cupcake business Jul 12
After completing the Certificate in Entrepreneurship, Tristen Phipps, ‘16 had all she needed to found Sugar Tree Sweets, an Athens-based cupcake company.

Grocery shopping from the Millennial mindset Jul 12
How students applied what they learned to investigate Millennial eating habits for Gatesman+Dave.

Giving back to OHIO ‘a given’ for mid-90s grads Jul 12
Kemelgor and his wife Leslie, AB ’96, established the Kemelgor College of Business Endowed Scholarship, which supports fulltime undergraduate students in or accepted to the College of Business who demonstrate academic merit and financial need. Scholarship endowments lessen the financial burden of college costs and allow students to focus more on their studies.

Benefits Office prepares to offer qualifying events changes through MPI Jul 12
The Human Resources Benefits Office is working to enhance the Self Service Benefits option of My Personal Information (MPI) that was used to conduct the annual Benefits Open Enrollment in April.

Jul 11
Author Robert Gipe to speak at Athens Campus on Tuesday Jul 11
Ohio University Press author Robert Gipe will speak at Authors@Alden on Tuesday, July 12. His illustrated novel, Trampoline traces the story of 15-year-old Dawn Jewell as she is drawn into her grandmother’s fight against mountaintop removal mining in Kentucky.

Kids on Campus to celebrate 20 years of service to children Jul 11
The College of Health Sciences and Professions' Kids on Campus program is celebrating 20 years of service to area children with a cake reception for campers and their families on Thursday, July 14 at 11 a.m. in the Grover Center Atrium.