Sunday, May 19, 2019

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News from OHIO's Campuses

May 16
Heritage College, Cleveland Clinic share pride in first Cleveland graduates
Graduation of the first class of osteopathic physicians trained at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland reflects the promise of a long collaboration between the college and its partners, most notably Cleveland Clinic.

Heritage College, Cleveland’s first graduates recall pulling each other through med school
Members of the first class to graduate from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland expressed a range of feelings as they looked back on four years of medical training, and prepared to take part in Commencement.

Cleveland Clinic chief urges graduating med students to always welcome new challenges
Physicians trained at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will be well-equipped to play a role in the new world of patient-centered, collaborative health care, Cleveland Clinic’s top official told the college’s 2019 graduating class.

City of Athens to collaborate with Ohio University to maximize use of land behind Athens community center
Ohio University and the City of Athens will once again collaborate to maximize use of University-owned land, this time near the city’s community center campus.

May 14
Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region conference to focus on partnerships promoting growth
Registration is now open for the Eighth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Baker University Center Ballroom in Athens, Ohio from 8:30 AM – 2 PM, hosted by Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

SSN protection coming to Catmail
Starting May 22, if you try to email an SSN, that message will be rejected with a security warning.

May 13
Libraries’ web site to migrate to Web CMS
The Libraries’ website under the new system maintains its current functionality, but aligns the presentation of content with web pages across the University, facilitating user navigation and discovery through the University’s site search mechanisms. The official switch will happen this summer.

New Ohio University study profiles the changing face of suicide within the state
According to a new study released by The Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health (The Alliance), suicide is increasingly comprised of individuals both young and old, with suicide rates rising more than 36 percent for those ages 20 to 29 and approximately 57 percent for those aged 60 or older in the last 10 years.

May 10
OHIO Hockey announces Cole Bell as new head coach
Ohio University Men’s Ice Hockey announces Cole Bell as the new head coach for the 2019 season. Bell takes over for Sean Hogan as the 14th head coach in program history.

May 9
Two OHIO students selected as Barry M. Goldwater Scholars
Two Ohio University students have been selected as 2019 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars. Junior Mahmoud Ramadan and sophomore Edward Drabold were both recognized for their research on carbon capture. The Goldwater Scholarship is considered the most prestigious national award for undergraduate STEM research.

Spring 2019 Undergraduate Commencement [PHOTOS]
More than 4,000 students received undergraduate degrees at OHIO on May 4.

Sustainability Award winners announced
The Office of Sustainability has announced the 2019 Sustainability Award winners. Political Science professor Dr. Nancy Manring was presented a Lifetime Sustainability Achievement Award for her contributions to sustainability at OHIO.

Marching 110 names Sophia Medvid as first female field commander
The Marching 110 has selected rising senior Sophia Medvid as its first female field commander to lead the marching band to be “better than the best ever.”

May 8
OHIO representatives present at international conference on sexual assault
Three Ohio University community members recently presented at the End Violence Against Women International Conference on Sexual Assault in San Diego, California, about the sexual violence investigation process and supporting survivors.

May 6
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appoints Matthew T. Evans to OHIO Board of Trustees
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine appointed Matthew T. Evans to a nine-year term on the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Ohio University Eastern honors 2019 graduating class
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, student leaders, and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the campus’ Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

May 5
High temperatures predicted for Alden Library, hours of operation adjusted
Alden Library will not have air conditioning capabilities May 6-17, because of a planned steam outage on campus. Due to predicted high temperatures the week of May 6-11, the Library will be open during the adjusted timeframe of 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

May 3
Graduate Commencement speaker encourages Class of 2019 to find their purpose [PHOTOS]
Ohio University conferred about 900 master’s and doctoral degrees during its 2019 Graduate Commencement ceremony Friday, May 3, in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus. Check out the pictures.

Ohio University collaborates with city of Dublin to attract hotel, conference center
In 2012, Ohio University acquired property in the City of Dublin to establish a new location for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM). The University also entered into an Economic Development Agreement (EDA) with the City of Dublin to encourage development and advance the University’s education and research mission.

University receives First Forward designation; national honor for commitment to first-generation student success
Ohio University has been selected to the inaugural cohort of First Forward Institutions by the Center for First-generation Student Success, an initiative of NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education and The Suder Foundation. The First Forward designation recognizes institutions of higher education who have demonstrated a commitment to improving experiences and advancing outcomes of first-generation college students.

May 2
Ohio University Eastern Honors Convocation set for May 3
The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, May 3 at 7pm in the Health and Physical Education Center.

OHIO selects Stephanie Williams as director of Ohio University Press
Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali, today, announced Stephanie Williams as the new director of Ohio University Press. Williams, who most recently served as director of marketing and sales at the University Press of Kentucky, will begin her position at OHIO on June 24, 2019.

May 1
Outstanding students honored at Ohio University Lancaster
Outstanding students honored at Ohio University Lancaster

Lancaster Campus receives national marketing award for student viewbook
Lancaster Campus receives national marketing award for student viewbook

OHIO expands ways to engage in the community through new Appalachian curriculum
Ohio University is implementing more ways to integrate Appalachian culture into the University by creating a curriculum that allows students to study and specialize in the region, encouraging community conversation, and preparing to host a national conference.

Robin Oliver named as new Vice President for University Communications and Marketing
Today, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis named Ms. Robin Oliver as Ohio University’s first Vice President for University Communications and Marketing. Ms. Oliver, who has nearly 20 years of experience and comes to Ohio University from Western Carolina University, will officially lead OHIO’s Office of University Communications and Marketing team beginning July 22, 2019.

Apr 30
OHIO student among 55 to receive Udall Scholarship
Ohio University student Rachel Martin has been selected for a Udall Scholarship for her demonstrated commitment and work in leadership, public service, and the environment. A second student, Winter Wilson, received an honorable mention.

Apr 26
CHSP's RN to BSN program expands to fill need in multiple states
As national statistics continue to show a shortage of nurses and predict the need for nurses at an all-time high, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and School of Nursing have expanded the Online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to 13 new states across the U.S., bringing the program’s presence to nearly half the country.

Apr 25
Detailed 2019 Spring Move Out Transportation & Parking Information
Spring Semester is quickly coming to an end, and thousands of Ohio University students will be moving out of campus residence halls in the coming days.

CHSP’s Jennifaye Brown selected for national education leadership fellowship
Ohio University College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) Assistant Clinical Professor Dr. Jennifaye Brown has been selected to join the next national cohort of the Education Leadership Institute (ELI) Fellowship under the American Physical Therapy Association.

Al Letson encourages OHIO community to know when to walk or talk during Challenging Dialogues lecture
Throughout his talk, Letson gave advice to his audience on how to approach tough conversations. He explained that if people are talking about a difficult subject and it sounds like a cable news show, they’re doing it wrong.

Apr 24
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion postpones relocation of LGBT Center
On the evening of Wednesday, April 24, OHIO Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Gigi Secuban announced the postponement of the relocation of the LGBT Center.

New appointments announced at regional campuses
Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali announced several new appointments today on OHIO’s regional campuses, providing academic and administrative leadership at the local level as the University transitions toward the One OHIO model.

Factory Street building’s history to be remembered in new Heritage College café
The building at 9 Factory Street has a storied past, and that legacy will be preserved as part of the new Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine building that will be constructed on that site.

It’s On Us organization to host first-ever National Student Leadership Summit to Combat Campus Sexual Assault at OHIO
It’s On Us, a national nonprofit organization with the mission to combat college sexual assault by engaging young men and changing campus culture, announced that it will host the first-ever National Student Leadership Summit to Combat Campus Sexual Assault at Ohio University Aug. 2-5. OHIO was chosen from dozens of potential campuses nationwide to serve as the inaugural host campus.

Ohio University to begin construction on May 6 to develop Chilled Water Plant near South, East Greens
Ohio University will begin construction on its third chilled water plant on Monday, May 6, 2019 near South and East greens in anticipation of increased HVAC needs across campus by 2020.

Apr 23
OHIO hosts and educates 22 fellows from renowned Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism
Journalists from around the world gathered at Ohio University from April 7-11 to develop their digital storytelling skills as a part of the prestigious Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism.

Bobcat Cash purchasing system to change credit card payment provider
eAccounts, the service that allows OHIO students, parents, faculty and staff to purchase Bobcat Cash with a credit card online, will be making some changes that will affect all users.

Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2019 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic
Planning ahead for Spring Semester 2019 Move Out and Commencement parking, traffic

New faculty book on state’s opioid crisis to be published this summer
“Not Far from Me: Stories of Opioids and Ohio,” a forthcoming book edited by two faculty members from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, confronts the state’s opioid epidemic through first-person accounts from Ohioans.

Apr 22
OHIO’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism ranked as one of best journalism programs for aspiring editors
Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism was named the fourth best journalism program in the country for aspiring editors by College Magazine. In picking the best programs for aspiring journalists to attend, College Magazine took into consideration the highest ranked programs, extracurricular activities that allow for real-world work and faculty involvement.

Apr 18
Ohio University announces participation in consortium to combat opioid epidemic
Ohio University has announced that it will partner with multiple universities across the state as part of a $65.9 million federally-funded study geared toward reducing Ohio’s opioid overdose rate by 40 percent over the next three years.

Apr 17
OHIO’s Patton College hosts Service Learning Day
Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is hosting Service Learning Day on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Ohio University Board of Trustees appoints John P. Gainor as new national trustee
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed John P. Gainor to a three-year term as a national trustee during its March 22 meeting.

Apr 16
Accessible OHIO: It’s What We Do What can you do when the actuator push button is not working?
When actuators aren’t functioning, we need to fix them quickly. If you notice an actuator that isn’t functioning, there are two easy things you can do. Find out here.

Apr 12
LGBT Center gearing up for end-of-semester festivities
Ohio University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Center is inviting the campus community to participate — and have a little bit of fun — in two of its upcoming events: PRIDE Graduation and Queer Prom.

Transportation and Parking Services reorganized and ready to support campus
Need to rent a University van for a class trip? Want a ride home after a late-night study session at the library? Looking for information on charter travel for a large University group? Want to find out where to park, and charge, your new electric vehicle on campus? You’ll find answers and support for all these questions and more at the newly reorganized Transportation and Parking Services office.

Apr 11
Second Challenging Dialogues lecture to be held April 22
Letson’s talk will focus on talking to people you disagree with, but at the same time, knowing when it’s time to let those conversations go.

Interim Dean for Regional Higher Education announced
Ohio University’s Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Chaden Djalali, announced today that Dr. Nicole Pennington, Dean of the University’s Southern campus, has been appointed Interim Executive Dean for Regional Higher Education, a position that became open after Dr. William “Bill” Willan announced his intention to retire on June 30, 2019.

Poet, teaching artist to speak at African Studies Spring Lecture
The Friday, April 12 presentation, which is free and open to the public, will focus on the topic of “A Poetics of Enquiry: Noticing and Writing the World.”