Inauguration Week's Theme
Charting a New Direction
Alden Library unveils OHIO Presidential History display
Tuesday, October 3rd, from 3 to 4 p.m.
4th floor of Alden
Monday, October 16, 2017: “Our Past, Present and Future”
Presidential Panel Discussion: “Intentionally Global: Leveraging OHIO’s past and excellence to build our future”
Presidents of Student Senate, Graduate Student Senate, and the International Student Union, will be facilitating a panel discussion with Ohio University’s President M. Duane Nellis, representatives of Faculty Senate and University International Council, deans from the Athens and Regional Campuses, and the President of Chubu University, OHIO’s longstanding international partner. Drawing on their experiences, panelists will exchange their views on how best to leverage the role and assets of Ohio University to prepare future generations of citizens and leaders with the capacity and enthusiasm for global sustainability.
Landen Lama, President, Student Senate
Maria Modayil, President, Graduate Student Senate
Carla Triana, President, International Student Union
Panelists with President Nellis:
Osamu Ishihara, President, Chubu University
Nukhet Sandal, Arts and Sciences Senator, Faculty Senate
Nancy Stevens, member of University International Council; Professor
Scott Titsworth, Dean, Scripps College of Communication
Jeremy Webster, Dean, Zanesville Campus
Lorna Jean Edmonds, Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies
3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies
Tuesday, October 17, 2017: “OHIO for Ohio”
MOU Signing and Reception with Chubu University
10:30 a.m. to noon
Multicultural Center Multipurpose Room, Second Floor, Baker University
Wednesday, October 18, 2017: Investiture Day “Legacy Day”
Legacy Leaf Presentation
As part of “Legacy Day” during Inauguration Week, The Patton College of Education will present President Nellis with the first Patton College Legacy Leaf. The symbol of The Patton College is the tree, and the engraved Legacy Leaves will be prominently displayed next to the College’s tree sculpture on the first floor of McCracken Hall. President Nellis, upon receiving his engraved platinum leaf, will have the opportunity to select the location of his leaf and place it on the wall… the first of many leaves to come! Each leaf is mounted on backing made of preserved wood from the original McCracken Hall materials, and funds generated from the Legacy Leaf campaign support the structural upkeep of the building. President Nellis’s platinum leaf will honor him as Ohio University’s 21st President and mark his Inauguration on October 18, 2017.
Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education
Procession will travel from Baker University Center through College Green to Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium
Presidential Investiture Ceremony
Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium, with overflow space in Baker Theater and streaming to web, regional campus watch parties will be held around the state
Ohio University Lancaster Campus Watch Party
Brasee Hall 414
Ohio University Chillicothe Campus Watch Party
BH Room 134
Ohio University Eastern Campus Watch Party
Ohio University Zanesville Campus Watch Party
Elson Hall Room 110
Ohio University Southern Campus Watch Party
Ohio University Proctorville Center Watch Party
Presidential Inauguration Reception
Immediately following Investiture Ceremony
Ohio University Orchestra Concert
A 100th School of Music anniversary concert, including a piece entitled, “American Rhapsody” written in 1953 for the OU orchestra by former OHIO professor Erno Dohnanyi. Other works will be celebrating landmark years: 1817, 1867, and 1917. The concert will conclude with “Into the Streets,” a work by OHIO Professor emeritus in composition Mark Phillips, written for OHIOs bicentennial in 2004.
Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium
FREE and open to the public
Thursday, October 19, 2017: “Sustainability Day”
Campus Sustainability Celebration
Join Rufus as he celebrates sustainability at Ohio University with the Office of Sustainability staff. They’ll be set up at Bicentennial Park on Thursday, October 19 from 11am-1pm. You can read the most recent Sustainability Report for the University, which will be displayed throughout Bicentennial Park. Or, you can play cornhole with Rufus. Hungry? Hop on the Blender Bike and make yourself a smoothie!