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Jan 18
Changes to OHIO Match Program allow for greater flexibility in scholarship giving Jan 18
More than $580,000 in scholarship funding has been awarded to Ohio University undergraduates over the past three fiscal years, thanks to donors who have contributed to a historic investment in student accessibility and affordability that is expanding in its final months to include regional campuses and specific programs.

Board of Trustees approves new construction, tuition and fee increases Jan 18
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" Jan 18
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 Jan 18
Ohio University Lancaster has added a new lactation room available to all parent students, faculty, staff and visitors.

Concur Expense upgrade will occur on February 5 Jan 18
As announced at the December Business Forum and via Business Matters, the Concur Expense user interface is scheduled to be upgraded. This upgrade will occur on Tuesday, February 5, with minimal impact on the overall user experience. Users will observe visual changes with no major changes to system functionality. The new design will make it easier to submit expense reports quickly, improve the use of the screen space available, and provide easier access to features in the system.

Jan 17
Football's Joe Anderson, Joe Lowery to play in NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Jan 17
Senior offensive linemen Joe Anderson and Joe Lowery have been selected to compete in the eighth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, which will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, in Pasadena, Calif.

Ohio University Research Committee selects recipients for fall 2018 cycle funding Jan 17
Ohio University Research Committee selects recipients for fall 2018 cycle funding

Students mentored by Heritage College faculty receive American Heart Association fellowships Jan 17
Two trainees working on research projects headed by faculty at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have been awarded fellowships for 2019 by the American Heart Association.

Baker Fund awards nearly $50,000 to five faculty proposals Jan 17
The John C. Baker Fund awarded $49,253 total to five faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work during fall semester 2018.

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

My College Roomie goes live for 2019-20 admits Jan 17
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 Jan 17
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 Jan 17
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 Jan 17
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 Jan 17
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 Jan 17
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.

Renowned artist Carrie Mae Weems will visit Athens for talk, reception and performance Jan 17
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design and the Kennedy Museum of Art welcome celebrated artist Carrie Mae Weems to Athens the week of Jan. 22-25 for a series of engagements including an opening reception at the museum, a public lecture at the Baker Center Ballroom and a masterclass performance.

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

CoLab launches inaugural lunch and learn CoLab Series Jan 16
Each lunch and learn will include complementary pizza and beverages — to aid in creative thinking, of course.

Reception, open forum for educational leaders from China Jan 16
Ohio University will welcome educational leaders from China’s Hubei Province to campus on Friday, Jan. 18 with a reception and forum that is open to all faculty, staff, students and community residents.

iCUE Spotlight: Jan. 18-24, 2019 Jan 16
This week's schedule features a 1980s-themed dance on ice, a professional leadership workshop and the first 90 Minutes Series talk of the spring semester by Pulitzer Prize storytelling coach Amy Wilson.

Jan 15
University shares financial update FY19 forecast, FY20 budget planning Jan 15
On Jan. 17, the University's Board of Trustees will be updated on the FY20 Planning Process and Assumptions. The 2025 Strategic Plan will have clearly articulated fiscal strategies and metrics to measure our success in achieving our performance goals.

OHIO online master’s programs ranked among top in nation by U.S. News & World Report Jan 15
Four of Ohio University’s online master’s programs, as well as its overall online bachelor’s program, were ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News and World Report in rankings released today.

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

Professor of Astrophysics Douglas Clowe to discuss dark energy, future of universe at Science Café Jan 14
Professor of Astrophysics Douglas Clowe to discuss dark energy, future of universe at Science Café

President Nellis previews OHIO's new Challenging Dialogues lecture series within Jan. 4 'First Fridays' message Jan 14
President Nellis previews OHIO's new Challenging Dialogues lecture series within Jan. 4 'First Fridays' message

January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed Jan 14
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 Jan 11
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 Jan 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.

Meet December 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Lindsay Radomski Jan 11
Lindsay Radomski, the December Classified Employee of the Month, likes country music, planning weddings and relaxing at beaches and pools. Find out more about her here.

Director of Sports Science Initiatives for Reds to present at Grover Lecture series Jan 11
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 10
President Nellis creates Corporate Engagement Task Force Jan 10
The task force will prepare an Ohio University Corporate Engagement Strategic Plan, recommend target industries for investment and focus, and serve as ambassadors for contact, engagement and partnership with industry leadership.

iCUE Spotlight: Jan. 11-17, 2019 Jan 10
The latest iCUE Spotlight includes triathlon training classes, Student Research and Creative Activity Expo registration and an Athens Music School Gala Concert. Find out more info on the CUE.

Jan 9
President M. Duane Nellis approves six new or revised University policies Jan 9
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.

A&S and Wayne National Forest continue successful internship collaboration Jan 9
Ten students from the College of Arts & Sciences interned with the Wayne National Forest in summer 2018, marking trails, searching for rare species and habitats, and helping the forest staff prepare for upcoming projects.

TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company Global Cooling Inc. receives Ohio’s Best Startup Culture Award Jan 9
Global Cooling, Inc., a TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company helping to build the economy of Southeastern Ohio, was recently recognized with TechOhio’s Best Startup Culture Award in the late-stage startup category.

Jan 8
Board of Trustees to discuss regional higher education recommendations during January meeting Jan 8
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will discuss OHIO’s regional higher education strategy and consider capital projects and tuition and fee changes, among other items, during its meetings on Jan. 17 and 18 at Walter Hall in Athens.

Athletics offers free admission to Women's Basketball showdown against Central Michigan Jan 8
The undefeated Bobcats are off to their best start in program history and are one of just three unbeaten teams in the nation. They received two votes in the Associated Press Women's Basketball Week 10 Poll on Jan. 7. Tip-off is at 7 p.m.

Ohio University College of Business Innovation Expo 2018 Jan 8
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.

Jan 7
Former Baseball Coach Joe Carbone inducted into ABCA Hall Of Fame Jan 7
Induction to the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame is the highest honor bestowed by the organization. Carbone joins his former head coach, Bob Wren, who was inducted in 1978. Carbone spent 24 seasons (1989-2012) as the head baseball coach at Ohio and is the program's winningest coach.

Football's Frank Solich named 2019 AFCA president Jan 7
Bobcats Head Coach Frank Solich moves up from first vice-president and succeeds outgoing president Bill Cronin of Georgetown (Ky.) College. Solich has guided OHIO to 10 bowl games with four victories, including two in a row.

Jan 4
New HR and Transportation and Parking Services website launch Jan 4
New HR and Transportation and Parking Services website launch

Jan 3
National Academy of Engineering, Ohio University award 2019 Russ Prize Jan 3
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering announced today that the 2019 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to Julio Palmaz, Leonard Pinchuk, John Simpson, Richard Schatz and Paul Yock for innovations leading to the widespread adoption of percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), previously known as angioplasty with stent or coronary angioplasty.

Dec 24
Updated exam scheduling form from Student Accessibility Services Dec 24
The current revision includes significant improvements to account for growing variations in how students are assessed and provide more precise information for SAS to administer the exams.

Dec 20
iBELIEVE Foundation presents Voinovich School with annual award Dec 20
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.

OHIO Football shuts out San Diego State, 27-0, in 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl Dec 20
The Bobcats earned their fourth bowl victory in program history and won back-to-back bowl championships for the second time in program history. OHIO finished a season with at least nine victories for the second year in a row and for the sixth time in 14 years.

Forecasters may be looking in wrong place when predicting tornadoes, OHIO research shows Dec 20
Weather forecasters may be looking in the wrong place when working to issue tornado warnings, new research led by Ohio University has demonstrated.

Ohio University Fall Commencement 2018 recap [VIDEO] Dec 20
Ohio University’s newest class of graduates became OHIO alumni at Fall Commencement 2018. This video recap features images from the event.

Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali announces search committee for dean of the Honors Tutorial College Dec 20
The search committee for the next dean of the Honors Tutorial College has been formed. The search will launch early spring semester, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 for the new dean. The University has contracted with Buffkin/Baker to facilitate a national search.

Dec 19
iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 21, 2018-Jan. 10, 2019 Dec 19
The latest iCUE Spotlight includes viewings of the great movie, "It's a Wonderful Life," and several orientation and residence hall dates.