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iCUE Spotlight: July 10-16, 2017

What's in the CUE this week at Ohio U.

It's Week 10 of full summer semester and Week 3 of second summer session! As fast as this summer is flying by, be sure to make time for some rest and recreation. You don't have to look far - there are lots of opportunities at on-campus recreation facilities and events, and nearby parks and lakes. There's also something to be said for sitting under a shady tree on the College Green but no matter what you do, be sure to check the official OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) and you'll find events for every taste, as well as important dates and deadlines too!

Here are a few highlights from the week ahead:

(Tuesday, July 11, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Baker University Center or online): It's not a pleasant thought but how would you respond if you faced a violent situation on campus? Ohio University Police Department Officer Brandon King will present ALICE training (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter & Evacuate), teaching you what you need to know and what you should or can do. Space is limited for in-person attendance (e-mail before 5 p.m. on July 10 if you're interested in attending) but the program will be live streamed so that staff from all campuses can participate.

(Tuesday, July 11, 3 to 4 p.m., Alden Library Class of 1951 Lounge): The Authors @ Alden series continues with this living history experience! Digital projects librarians, Karmen Beecroft and Stacey Lavender, will explore the culture of letter writing from home and at the front lines of war—in particular, the Civil War. Attendees at this free event will look at real-life historic correspondence, write letters utilizing some of those letterheads with fountain pens and sealing wax—and engage in a pop-up exhibit. Again, it's free and open to the public and light refreshments will be provided.

(Friday and Saturday, July 14-15, 9:30 to 11 p.m., The Ridges): Yes, there really is an observatory at The Ridges and the OHIO astronomy faculty and students invite visitors to drop by and view Lunar craters, Saturn’s rings, Jupiter, Mars, star clusters, or distant galaxies, depending on the time of year and sky conditions. Please note: stormy or cloudy skies cancel that night's viewing but keep watching the CUE to see when the next Public Telescope Night will be held! Free and open to the public.

And a few more you won't want to miss:

#CUEtip: Did you know there is a calendar that is dedicated to research events on OHIO's campuses? Check it out at and stay aware of the wide range of colloquia and seminars that OHIO's researchers present every day.

Anyone with an OHIO ID can add OHIO-related events to the CUE! Just visit to log in with your OHIO ID and add your organization or department's events. Feeling lost? Visit or e-mail for help.