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iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 11-17, 2017

What's happening at Ohio University, taken from the official central calendar

With sunny days that still feel like summer, it's hard to believe that we're already entering the third week of classes - let alone Parents Weekend! This weekend, parents and family members are invited to enjoy our events, our eateries and our beautiful campus. There's tons to do, so be sure to check out the official Ohio Calendar of University Events (CUE) to stay tuned to all of the awesome things happening at OHIO!

Here are a few highlights from the week ahead:

Dreamland Book Club (Tuesday, Sept. 12, 5 to 6:30 p.m. Alden Library 310 Commons): Join the discussion about Sam Quinones' book, "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic," in preparation for his Grover Lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 11. This is the first in a series of four book club discussions and all are open to the entire OHIO community. Interested, but can't make this meeting? No worries! You can view the discussion questions online and join the next meeting.

2018 Global Health Case Competition Kick Off and Country Reveal (Wednesday, Sept. 13, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Grover Center E238): OHIO students, learn how to "win a trip"! The Global Health Case Competition is open to all OHIO undergraduate, graduate, and medical students from all campuses who are enrolled full time for fall and spring semester 2016-17. Come to the big reveal of the country and case details, and see if you can come up with a global health solution!

And it's a great week for the Performing Arts Series:

  • Boston Brass (Tuesday, September 12, 7:30 to 9 p.m. Baker University Center Theatre): For 30 years, Boston Brass has worked to establish a one-of-a-kind musical experience to captivate all ages. With over 100 performances each year, the Boston Brass provides audiences with a wide selection of musical styles in a unique, enjoyable atmosphere that is perfect for the whole family! Tickets are $10.
  • The Second City: Cure for the Common Comedy (Saturday, September 16, 8 p.m. Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium): Chicago's legendary sketch and improv comedy theater is making a stop at OU to present "The Cure for the Common Comedy". With scripted and improvised elements that are witty, wild, and spectacularly funny, comedy's best and brightest won't disappoint. Famous alumni include Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Amy Poehler, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, Keegan Michael Key and most recently, current Saturday Night Live stars Cecily Strong, Tim Robinson, and Jason Sudeikis. General admission tickets are $20. PLEASE NOTE: This performance may contain content that is offensive and may be inappropriate for younger audience members.
  • The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! (Friday, September 15, 8 p.m. Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium): For ONE NIGHT ONLY, you can witness the magic of Bill Blagg! Referred to as "Houdini Times Ten!" by NBC, Blagg's show is full of interactive, action-packed magic. See people float in mid-air, vanish in the blink of an eye, and more! Tickets are $20 and seating is reserved.

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

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For faculty and staff:

#CUEtip: Anyone with an active OHIO ID can add events to the CUE, but remember to add "nontraditional" events to the CUE! We want the big events but adding items like retirement receptions, application deadlines and contests helps keep the entire University community informed. And students, adding meetings and sign-up periods can help you reach new people who may not know about your organization!

This Compass series shines a spotlight on unique and high-profile events and important deadlines taken from OHIO's official online Calendar of University Events. Visit to log in with your OHIO ID and add your organization or department's events to the CUE. Feeling lost? Visit or e-mail for help.