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News from OHIO's Campuses

Mar 22
Ohio University Board of Trustees Support Recommendations from Regional Higher Education Study
At their March 22 meeting, the Ohio University Board of Trustees considered the report and recommendations put forth this past fall by the University’s Regional Higher Education Task Force, which was co-chaired Dr. Nicole Pennington, Dean of the Southern Campus, and Dr. Brad Cohen, Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation.

Board of Trustees approves regional higher education recommendations during March meetings
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the extension of the University’s nursing program to the Eastern Campus during its meeting March 22.

Mar 21
OHIO mourns death of senior ceramics major
Ohio University mourns the death of William Taggart “Tag” Hauschild, 23, who was found deceased at Strouds Run State Park on Friday, March 8.

Mar 20
Despite moving across the country, student becomes a Bobcat online
Despite moving across the country, student becomes a Bobcat online

“Barns of the Midwest” presentation March 28 at Ohio University Lancaster
“Barns of the Midwest” presentation March 28 at Ohio University Lancaster

Koshal Lecture to feature author Bhanu Kapil
Ohio University will welcome award-winning author and poet Bhanu Kapil to campus on Tuesday, April 9 for the Inaugural Rajindar K. Koshal Lecture.

Community invited to celebrate art installation curated by Ruthie Nellis in Baker University Center
The art installation, located on the second floor of Baker University Center, is a collaboration between OHIO Conference and Event Services, The Kennedy Museum of Art and the President’s Office, with art chosen by Mrs. Nellis.

Deadline for Libraries’ 1804 and Junior Faculty applications extended to March 25
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 for this year has been extended to March 25.

OHIO Libraries to Host #WeAreAppalachia Celebration
Ohio University Libraries will host a series of events for #WeAreAppalachia, a daylong celebration on the diversity of the Appalachian region beginning with Crystal Wilkinson, award-winning author and associate professor of English at the University of Kentucky, who will speak at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 28 on the fourth floor of Alden Library.

Jefferson Marketplace wins nationwide magazine’s Facility Design Project of the Year
Jefferson Marketplace will also be featured in an upcoming edition of the magazine, with facility updates. It was previously highlighted for Facility Design Project of the Month in the magazine’s June 2018 issue.

Mar 19
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions creates partnership with Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is proud to announce its first articulation agreement in Southern California has been signed with Mt. San Jacinto College. The agreement creates a pathway for Mt. San Jacinto College nursing graduates to enroll in Ohio University through the online RN to BSN program.

Mar 18
Libraries Hosts Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
Ohio University’s Alden Library is set to host an Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon that will take place on March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Alden Library, room 323. Participants will have the opportunity to create, improve, edit and add content to articles about cisgender and transgender women as well as non-binary folks.

Volunteers needed for 2019 Spring Commencement
Spring Commencement volunteer sign-ups will remain open through April 19. Registered volunteers will receive email communications from Event Services staff regarding assignments and volunteer training opportunities.

Take Back the Night event to be held April 4
“This event encourages community support for all survivors of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking and domestic violence,” said Dr. M. Geneva Murray, director of OHIO’s Women’s Center. “With that in mind, we encourage all students, community members, faculty and staff to attend the event and walk with survivors in solidarity. This march is exempt from mandatory reporting to allow for full campus participation.”

Mar 15
WellWorks improves facility, announces changes to membership offerings
After nearly $200,000 invested in its Grover Center facilities in the past three years, WellWorks staff are now working to provide improved, unique wellness experiences for Athens County.

March Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees’ March 22 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.

Mar 14
Ohio University Eastern to host "What Were You Wearing?" exhibit March 18 - 29
Ohio University Eastern will be hosting the survivor art installation, "What Were You Wearing?" March 18 - 29 in the Shannon Hall Art Gallery.<br /><br /> <br /><br />The exhibit will be open for public viewing from 10am – noon and 4pm – 6pm Monday through Thursday and from noon – 2pm on Fridays.  The lone exception is Thursday, March 21.  On this particular day, the exhibit will be open from 7pm – 8:30pm.  Private showings are also available by contacting E.J. Schodzinski, director of external relations, by email at schodzin@ohio.edu for a scheduled appointment.

Jessica Lynch to give keynote at Ohio University Eastern’s “Celebrate Women” event
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus invites the community to attend “Celebrate Women 2019,” featuring an inspiring keynote address by PFC Jessica Lynch, U.S. Army, on Thursday, March 21 in the Shannon Hall Theater on campus.  The theme for the third annual event is “Bravery, Courage and Determination.”

Facilities Management and Safety recognizes March Employees of the Month
Ohio University Facilities Management and Safety (FMS) recently launched an Employee of the Month program to recognize exceptional performance by Facilities employees. Chief Facilities Officer Steve Wood presented the first set of awards on March 1, 2019 to Anthony Pennington, Stephanie Pennington, Dan Sheets, and Debra Sherman.

Mar 12
Three OHIO colleges show gains in latest U.S. News rankings
Several of Ohio University colleges and programs showed improvement in U.S. News and World Report’s 2020 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

Heritage College selects alumna with vast emergency medicine experience as dean of Athens Campus
Beth A. Longenecker, D.O., an emergency medicine physician and alumna of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will become the new dean of the college’s Athens campus effective June 1.

Ohio University marks Severe Weather Awareness Week
Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is March 17-23, 2019. Ohio University will participate in the Ohio Statewide Tornado Drill on March 20, 2019 at 9:50 am, by testing the campus wide emergency notification system, which includes outdoor siren, text message and email alert.

Mar 11
Ohio University named one of the best places in the U.S. to see Cherry Blossom trees by National Geographic
Ohio University was recently named one of the best locations in the United States to see Cherry Blossom trees according to National Geographic. The 217 cherry trees that line the bike path along the Hocking River were living gifts from OHIO’s sister institution, Chubu University in Japan.

Board of Trustees to consider expanding Ohio University’s Nursing program during March meetings
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will consider extending the University’s nursing program to the Eastern Campus and hear an update on the Small House Strategy during its meetings on March 21 and 22 at Walter Hall in Athens.

Ridges Advisory Committee convenes for first meeting of Spring Semester 2019
University officials provided an update on renovation plans for Ridges Buildings 13, 14 and 18, the demolition of Building 20, scheduled repairs to the Ridges Circle roadway and more from Ridges Master Plan during the Ridges Advisory Committee’s first meeting of the semester, held March 7.

Mar 8
Tickets for March 20 OHIO Women's Achievement Dinner on sale now
The dinner highlights the successes of women in a variety of roles and lifts up those who are doing work that may go unrecognized as "women's work" or more feminized labor. Tickets cost $25. All proceeds will benefit OHIO’s Survivor Advocacy Program.

Heritage College researcher leverages Ecuadorian partnership to assist efforts to protect vulnerable populations in Venezuela
As scientists call for a campaign to avert a public health disaster in Venezuela and nearby countries, a partnership between the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and a university in Ecuador is proving invaluable to their efforts.

Mar 7
OHIO's Budget Planning Council shares FY20 planning update
OHIO's Budget Planning Council shares FY20 planning update

Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Seminar is March 19
Dr. David Bayless, the OHIO Office of Sustainability’s new Sustainable Infrastructure Hub Coordinator, will discuss his Hub initiatives at the Sustainability Hub Seminar at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Baker University Center’s Front Room.

Mar 6
OHIO executive in residence honored with Ohio History Leadership Award
Tom Johnson has long been a staunch advocate for the preservation of historic venues and information. His efforts have earned him the Ohio History Leadership Award, for which he was honored on Feb. 27 in Columbus, Ohio, at the Ohio Statehouse during the 2019 Statehood Day luncheon.

Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for March 7
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for March 7

University Accessibility launches new online process to request American Sign Language interpreters
To streamline requests for American Sign Language interpreters, the Office for University Accessibility has developed a new online process. Employees who request an ASL interpreter as an accommodation for their employment will complete the online process themselves.

Mar 5
Bromley Hall slated for infrastructure upgrade
Bromley Hall will get new a heating and cooling upgrade, among other improvement, as part of an infrastructure project set to begin in March.

Dining court information during spring break
The last meal before spring break will be lunch on Friday, March 8, at The District and Nelson Court. The first meal after spring break will be lunch on Sunday, March 17. Meal plans will be pro-rated the week before spring break.

Mar 4
New bioethics lecture series kicks off March 28 with keynote speaker Bruce Jennings
The Jennifer Horner Lecture in Bioethics Series will debut on March 28 from 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ohio University’s Grover Center in rooms E234 and E238 featuring a lecture from Professor Bruce Jennings of Vanderbilt University titled “Bioethics as Civic Learning: Rethinking One Another in a Time of Interdependence.”

Chuck D of Public Enemy to keynote second annual Ohio University Music Industry Summit
Legendary rap icon Chuck D from Public Enemy will headline the second annual Ohio University Music Industry Summit, which features more than six hours of panels and discussions by music industry leaders, along with live performances, at Baker University Center in Athens, Thursday, March 28.

Mar 1
President Nellis shares March 2019 'First Fridays' message with campus community
President Nellis shares March 2019 'First Fridays' message with campus community

Cincinnati Reds’ director of Sports Science Initiatives discusses technology in sports
Visit the annual Consumer Electronics Show and you’ll likely see a man scoping out any number of technological advances. He’s always looking for an edge. It’s his job. While the venue may be a bit of a surprise considering his position, Charles Leddon — the director of Sports Science Initiatives for the Cincinnati Reds — told an audience at Ohio University that he looks everywhere for tools that can increase his players’ performance.

Feb 28
OHIO’s Women’s History Month to offer diverse catalog of events in Athens and beyond
Throughout March, Ohio University will celebrate 2019 Women’s History Month with numerous events that highlight the important contributions of women in history and contemporary society. This year’s programs are sponsored by multiple campus and community organizations, further demonstrating the reach and impact of Women’s History Month.

Statewide solar supporters to join together at OHIO for Solar Congress on March 9
Statewide solar supporters join together at OHIO for state Solar Congress on March 9

Utilities work underway for new College of Medicine building
A utilities project laying the groundwork for the new Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (HCOM) building began in the fall and will continue through the end of calendar year 2019. The project features multiple phases of construction with associated roadway and sidewalk closures on Riverside Drive, Factory Street, and West Union Street. The impacts of each phase of construction will be shared with the campus community through notifications from the University Service Center and Transportation and Parking Services.

Feb 27
CLDC’s next industry panel to explore careers in sustainability
The panel will allow students to learn more about the field of sustainability and the career paths of more experienced professionals in that industry as well as gain insight about how they can apply their majors to a future career.

CLDC’s March 20 JobFest to highlight part-time, on-campus opportunities
Ohio University students and alumni interested in exploring summer and on-campus work opportunities are invited to the Career and Leadership Development Center’s annual JobFest.

OHIO among nation’s leaders in producing Fulbright Award winners
OHIO among nation’s leaders in producing Fulbright Award winners

Feb 26
Ohio University students help inform progress related to diversity and inclusion
Ohio University has recently released the results of a campus climate survey, which was implemented in 2018 to develop a better understanding of students’ perception of diversity and inclusion at the University.

Feb 25
Ohio University sets top 20 goal during RecycleMania 2019 competition
OHIO Campus Recycling has established its goals for this year’s RecycleMania competition. Among them is a top 20 finish in the nation and to place higher than all of the other Mid-American Conference schools. It also wants to beat Ohio State in four target categories.

Diversity in communications panel discussion is Feb. 26
Four speakers will discuss the lack of diversity and inclusion in the communications industry on Tuesday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. in Schoonover 145. As part of the “make it DIVERSE.” campaign, the panel will discuss the challenges communications professionals from diverse backgrounds face every day.

Creation, analysis, of statewide data lake could change the fight against opioid addiction
A study of a unique collection of data could help to determine the variables that contribute to substance abuse disorder, according to Ohio University officials.

Feb 22
Event Services to begin taking space reservations for 2019-20 academic year on March 20
Opening Day kicks off promptly at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, and allows OHIO student organizations and departments as well as external customers to make reservations for Aug. 11, 2019, through Aug. 9, 2020.

Provost Djalali announces Russ College dean finalists
Provost Djalali announces Russ College dean finalists