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News from OHIO's Campuses

Jan 18
Board of Trustees approves new construction, tuition and fee increases
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved construction of a new building for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, as well as expected tuition and fee changes for incoming students for the Fall of 2019, during its meeting Friday.

Professor Scott Minar Performs "Leaves from Aleppo"
Dr. Minar, along with Dr. Terman, presented “Leaves from Aleppo” at Pittsburg’s City of Asylum, and at Clarion University.

Lactation room now available to parents at Ohio University Lancaster
Ohio University Lancaster has added a new lactation room available to all parent students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Jan 17
OHIO’s new ‘Challenging Dialogues’ lecture series begins Jan. 24
Series to provide outlet for campus-wide discussions of varied issues sparking national, international debate

My College Roomie goes live for 2019-20 admits
According to Johnna Matulja, associate director of marketing and business operations for Housing and Residence Life, OHIO is a trailblazer among colleges when it comes to using online social platforms to connect college roommates.

OHIO welcomes new class of Margaret Boyd Scholars
McSteen described this year’s class as “a very energetic and diverse group of women who are excited to be a part of this distinguished community of scholars.”

New fund supports Bobcats in short-term emergencies
Through the new structure, individual students may apply for a grant of up to $1,000, which can be used to cover safety needs, emergency medical or dental bills, rent, utilities, groceries or child care.

OHIO’s annual Sibs Weekend Feb. 1-3
Come one, come all: Siblings, cousins and other family members are invited to Ohio University’s Athens Campus from Feb. 1 through Feb. 3 for the University’s annual Sibs Weekend.

Narcan simulation becomes a (virtual) reality
During OHIO’s 2018 spring semester, Sherleena Buchman, assistant professor in the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ School of Nursing, watched as a Narcan simulation she created with a 12-student interprofessional team became reality. Now it has become virtual reality.

Four more Honors Course Enhancement Workshops available for faculty
Faculty are invited to attend one of four spring semester workshops to help them introduce honors components into their existing courses. These workshops are part of the OHIO Honors Program initiated by President Nellis.

Jan 16
Tyrone Carr to serve as Ohio University’s interim LGBT Center director
Tyrone Carr to serve as Ohio University’s interim LGBT Center director

CoLab launches inaugural lunch and learn CoLab Series
Each lunch and learn will include complementary pizza and beverages — to aid in creative thinking, of course.

Jan 14
President Nellis shares Spring Semester 2019 'welcome back' message
President Nellis shares Spring Semester 2019 'welcome back' message

President Nellis previews OHIO's new Challenging Dialogues lecture series within Jan. 4 'First Fridays' message
President Nellis previews OHIO's new Challenging Dialogues lecture series within Jan. 4 'First Fridays' message

January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees’ Jan. 18 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.

Jan 11
Ohio University efforts to address affordability and efficiency net $13M in direct savings to students through measures implemented in 2018
At Ohio University, we believe every student deserves an education that helps them unlock their limitless potential. That’s why we have made a commitment to access and affordability as part of our promise for a high-quality education.

Deadline for Libraries’ 1804 and Junior Faculty applications set for March 11
The application for the Junior Faculty Endowment Fund is available for tenure-track faculty, and the 1804 Endowment Fund is open to all students, staff and faculty. The application deadline is March 11.

Director of Sports Science Initiatives for Reds to present at Grover Lecture series
As director of Sports Science Initiatives, Charles Leddon works to advance the science of athletics using new technologies in player development while also providing insight and direction for research initiatives. On Jan. 25, he will bring that knowledge and expertise to Ohio University as part of the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Grover Lecture series.

Jan 9
President M. Duane Nellis approves six new or revised University policies
During fall semester, President M. Duane Nellis approved the creation or revision of several university policies dealing with: employee pay; animals in or on university-owned property; relocation expenses; and access control for university facilities.

Jan 8
Ohio University College of Business Innovation Expo 2018
On December 5, 2018, a total of 71 teams, including more than 440 first-year students, presented their ideas for the College of Business Innovation Expo.

Dec 20
iBELIEVE Foundation presents Voinovich School with annual award
The iBELIEVE Foundation recently honored Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs with their 2018 iGIVE Award for the School’s work on behalf of the Appalachian region.

Dec 19
University to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy Jan. 21-26
Ohio University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January on the Athens Campus. The annual celebration, which has adopted the holiday’s national theme, “King’s Vision: Humanity tied in a Single Garment of Destiny,” will take place Jan. 21-26.

2018 OHIO Gingerbread Contest Winners (PHOTOS)
Members of the OHIO community decked the halls with icing and gumdrops on Dec. 18 at Ohio University’s 12th Annual Gingerbread Contest. In the spirit of teamwork and holiday cheer, teams set out to build anything they could imagine only using edible items.

Dec 18
Unique major a 'godsend' for CHSP graduate
When an aspiring nursing student had her dreams dashed, she was crushed and lost. For the first time in her adult life, Melanie Solano had to find a new path, one that would still allow her to put her knowledge of the health industry and her passion for helping others to use.

Historic Jennings House gets a facelift
Many elements contribute to the charm and appeal of Ohio University’s campus. The rolling hills surrounding Athens provide a pleasing backdrop for Ohio’s first university. Brick walkways and large shade trees provide a sense of history in a natural setting. Newer buildings complement historic structures dating back to the 1800s. Step away from the iconic College Green in any direction, and you will encounter the houses that add warmth and architectural diversity to OHIO’s campus. One of those houses, the Greek Revival style Jennings House, located between Trisolini House and Yamada International House on East Union Street, recently received some much-needed exterior work.

Dec 12
iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 14-20, 2018
This week's schedule features holiday movies at The Athena Cinema, a holiday concert and a cancer screening clinic. Find out more on the CUE.

CHSP brings together experts to ‘connect the dots’ on neonatal abstinence syndrome
“When people hear a baby crying, they say, ‘We have to do something.’ Yes, we do.”

Dec 11
University to celebrate Ellis Hall with ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 18
The Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences will hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly-renovated Ellis Hall on Friday, Jan. 18. Special guests include Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, First Lady Ruthie Nellis, Interim Arts and Sciences Dean Joe Shields, and members of the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

OHIO to expand its support of veterans via Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program
Ohio University has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans.

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights OHIO’s Jodie Foster
Ohio University Associate Lecturer in Biological Sciences Dr. Jodie Foster believes every student brings something different to her classroom.

Dec 10
Heritage College faculty member to direct policy fellowship program
Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health policy at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin, has been named co-director of the AACOM Health Policy Fellowship.<br /><br />

Campus Recreation expands services for patrons, members
Monthly memberships and an online membership renewal process are among the new benefits available to patrons with several Ohio University Campus Recreation facilities.

Dec 6
Students, faculty, alumni play role in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals conference
The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education conference at Ohio University brought together faculty members, alumni, outside experts, community members, university students and local high school students for a wide range of events.

Professor Hiromi Imamura honored with the Tanaka-OHIO Award
Chubu University Professor Hiromi Imamura received the Tanaka-OHIO Award for Excellence in Global Engagement during the Global Engagement Awards Gala held on Nov. 14, 2018.

Heritage College joins federally funded group to develop rural residencies
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is among the members of a consortium that will receive funding support from federal agencies to help create new rural residency programs in badly needed medical specialties.

Dec 5
iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 7-13, 2018
This week's calendar features Ugly Sweater Night and a Winter Wonderland Ice Show at Bird Arena and a Finance and Administration Business Forum. Find out more details here.

CHSP partners with Marietta High School on unique community health worker program
You’re never too young to start helping others and high school seniors at Marietta High School are doing just that.

OHIO’s traveling exhibit showcases continual effort to end sexual violence
“While stories of sexual violence are different for everyone, we can also use the exhibit as an opportunity to see the similarities that cross everything – which is that there’s no justification for sexual violence and the impact is real,” Dr. Murray explained.

OHIO students continuing to benefit from new campus mail system
Ohio University students received more than 170,000 packages on the Athens campus last academic year. No matter the package — a trinket from a grandparent’s vacation or a $2,000 laptop — all are treated equal by Ohio University Mail Services.

OHIO students lead effort to alleviate food insecurity of fellow Bobcats
In total, the group collected 153 pounds of food and $148. The dollar donation will allow them to purchase 673 pounds of food from the food bank which translates into 50 meals.

Nov 29
McCracken Hall is OHIO’s first full building to receive LEED Gold Certification
The Patton College of Education’s McCracken Hall achieved LEED Gold certifi-cation from Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, thus showing its commitment to sustainability. It is the first full building on campus to earn Gold status.

Nov 28
Gingerbread Contest to be held Dec. 18: Early registration deadline is Dec. 1
Open to all OHIO faculty, staff and students, the contest challenges teams to showcase their holiday spirit by constructing an entirely edible gingerbread structure that stands out above the rest.

Chef Kevin showcases twists on traditional holiday fare at next Chef’s Table
The last Chef’s Table event was completely sold out, so be sure to grab tickets soon! Tickets are $25 each and can be reserved on the Culinary Studio purchasing site. 

OHIO Zanesville dean recognized for leadership by national higher education organization
For his research project, Webster hopes to learn effective planning strategies for collaborative projects with Ohio University Zanesville’s co-located institution, Zane State College.

Nov 27
Zero waste survey will assess Athens campus feedback and ideas
Friday, Dec. 7 is the deadline for all faculty, staff and students on the Athens campus to respond to the 2018 Campus-wide Zero Waste Survey, sponsored by Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, in partnership with Campus Recycling and the Office of Sustainability.

Ohio University receives RAPIDS grant for Collaborative Workforce Development
The Department of Higher Education announced that Ohio University’s Athens and Southern campuses would receive the latest round of regional RAPIDS awards, a share of $5.3 million approved for Collaborative Workforce Development.

Nov 26
Ohio University joins unprecedented national effort to improve college access
Ohio University announced this week that it is participating in a massive new effort in which 130 public universities and systems will work together to increase college access, close the achievement gap and award more degrees by 2025.

Former medical school dean remembered as pioneer
Frank W. Myers, D.O., who served as dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for much of its first two decades, passed away on Monday, Nov. 19. He helped create the medical school in 1976 and was dean from 1977 to 1993.

Nov 20
OHIO named one of six innovative colleges to watch in national report
Ohio University was named one of six innovative colleges to watch in 2019 after its inclusion in a Chronicle of Higher Education series last month.

Area drug task forces gather to discuss opioid epidemic
A unique meeting of three groups focused on combatting the opioid epidemic in Ohio met together Nov. 14 in Athens to hear a presentation on the epidemic’s state and local impact.