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Mar 22
Ohio University Board of Trustees Support Recommendations from Regional Higher Education Study Mar 22
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 Mar 22
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the extension of the University’s nursing program to the Eastern Campus during its meeting March 22.

Mei Wei named OHIO’s new Dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology Mar 22
Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali has named Dr. Mei Wei as the new dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, effective July 15, 2019

Ohio University Research Moment - Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology [VIDEO] Mar 22
Ohio University is home to one of the largest research institutes in the world that studies corrosion— particularly in oil and gas pipelines. In this video, Srdjan Nesic, director of the Institute of Corrosion and Multiphase Technology, explains the work of the Institute and its importance.

Mar 21
OHIO to host first-ever Giving Day Mar 21
On April 18, Ohio University will host a 24-hour campaign designed to galvanize the collective pride of Bobcat Nation and provide Bobcats an opportunity to have a lasting impact on Ohio's first and finest.

Support resources and payment options for the University's new travel provider Mar 21
Support resources and payment options for the University's new travel provider

OHIO Professor Merri Biechler Integrates Theater Across Disciplines Mar 21
Merri Biechler uses Forum Theater to help health care students truly understand advocacy, communication, mindfulness, and presence with patients.

Ohio Today’s winter issue: All about ‘practice’ Mar 21
The issue focuses on OHIO alumni, faculty, staff, and students in the act of putting their noses to the grindstone to achieve their goals, understand their work more deeply, and learn about themselves—all through acts of practice.

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

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical Runs April 4-7 Mar 21
Student cast members were interviewed about their individual roles as well as the Jekyll & Hyde: The Musical production.

Celebrate OHIO’s Class of 2019 with graduation gifts from The Bobcat Store Mar 21
If you have a member of the Class of 2019 among your loved ones, The Bobcat Store has the perfect gift for your soon-to-be Ohio University graduate.

iCUE Spotlight: March 22-28, 2019 Mar 21
This week's schedule includes a theater performance, concerts, a Science Cafe and a national music industry summit.

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

“Barns of the Midwest” presentation March 28 at Ohio University Lancaster Mar 20
“Barns of the Midwest” presentation March 28 at Ohio University Lancaster

Koshal Lecture to feature author Bhanu Kapil Mar 20
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 Mar 20
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.

Schuneman Symposium to bring acclaimed journalists and experts to OHIO Mar 20
Dr. Stewart said the symposium, which is free and open to the public, also prepared the journalism school and the Ohio University School of Visual Communication to be high-functioning neighbors.

Deadline for Libraries’ 1804 and Junior Faculty applications extended to March 25 Mar 20
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 Mar 20
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 Mar 20
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.

Student Accessibility Services seek nominations for Accessibility Ally Award Mar 20
Student Accessibility Services is accepting nominations for the 2019 Accessibility Ally Award to recognize faculty and staff members who show a high level of inclusivity toward students with disabilities and their success. The deadline is April 5.

Mar 19
University Program Council to Host Dogs ‘n’ Dogs Mar 19
University Program Council will host a dog-themed event on Wednesday, March 27, at 5 p.m. in the CoLAB in Alden Library. There will hot dogs, therapy dogs, a food drive with a raffle, build your own hot dog bar, games, music, photo booth, and prizes!

2019 Baker Peace Conference to focus on international cooperation and world order since 1945 Mar 19
This year's Baker Peace Conference theme is “Temple of Peace? International Cooperation and World Order since 1945.” Thursday's keynote speaker, Adm. (ret.) James Stavridis, served as Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, from 2009 to 2013. The March 28-29 event ends on Friday with three discussion panels from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2019 Film and Video Festival presents week of international cinema Mar 19
The Athens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF) is excited to announce its 46th season, a week of film art and music in Athens, April 8-14, at the Athena Cinema and partnering venues. A slate of daily short film screenings, feature films, and special events throughout the week turn Athens into a destination for film lovers throughout the region and the world.

Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions creates partnership with Mt. San Jacinto College in Southern California Mar 19
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
Comedies, campfires and crafts highlight Moms Weekend activities Mar 18
The last of this year’s OHIO Family Weekends, and one of the most popular, is here. With events spanning from 7 p.m. Friday, April 5, to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 7, moms and Bobcats will find no shortage of activities to fill their weekend.

Science Education meets the big screen for the 2019 Science on Screen events at the Athena Cinema Mar 18
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is proud to announce the Athena Cinema has once again received a nationwide grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation supporting its 2019 Science on Screen® events.

Libraries Hosts Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Mar 18
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 Mar 18
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 Mar 18
“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.”

Rukwa Rift Basin Project names new Cretaceous mammal from East African Rift System Mar 18
Ohio University researchers announced a new species of mammal from the Age of Dinosaurs, representing the most complete mammal from the Cretaceous Period of continental Africa, and providing tantalizing insights into the past diversity of mammals on the planet.

Neil Romanosky named OHIO’s new dean of University Libraries Mar 18
Neil Romanosky will become the new dean of libraries at Ohio University, effective Sept. 1. He comes from the University of Toronto Libraries, where he served as the associate chief librarian for science research and information and director of Gerstein Science Information Centre since 2015.

Mar 17
Ohio University Athletics Names Boals Men’s Basketball Head Coach Mar 17
Former team captain Jeff Boals has been named the 19th head coach in the history of the Ohio University men's basketball program, as announced by Director of Athletics Jim Schaus today.

Mar 15
WellWorks improves facility, announces changes to membership offerings Mar 15
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.

Online voting for 2019 Homecoming theme runs March 18-25 Mar 15
Cast your vote, from 8 a.m. March 18 through 5 p.m. March 25, for OHIO’s 2019 Homecoming theme.

March Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed Mar 15
The Ohio University Board of Trustees’ March 22 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.

50 years of the Convo: A keeper of OHIO memories, moments and milestones Mar 15
Over the past 50 years, the Convocation Center has emerged as a gateway to OHIO’s Athens campus, a stunning focal point for aerial views of the community and a keeper of memories shared among those who have experienced this singular place.

Graphic Designers break boundaries in BFA Exhibition “Off the Grid” Mar 15
Ohio University’s School of Art + Design graphic design students will present “Off the Grid,” a thesis exhibition on view March 25 to 30 at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, with an opening reception that is free and open to the public on Tuesday, March 26, at 5 p.m.

Alumnae team up to create scholarship honoring women in business through The OHIO Match Mar 15
The Patricia A. Pae ’90 and Monique Means McDonough ’95 Scholarship for Women Business Leaders was established through The OHIO Match, through which Ohio University is providing $0.50 for every dollar committed to eligible undergraduate scholarship endowments.

Mar 14
How to prepare for the transition to the University's new travel provider Mar 14
The University’s upcoming travel program is aimed at delivering clear processes, improved services to travelers, and providing access to discounts that save the University money by partnering with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT). This program, which will launch on April 1, 2019, will include an updated travel policy and procedures and will be supported by a University travel manager.

Ohio University Eastern to host "What Were You Wearing?" exhibit March 18 - 29 Mar 14
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 Mar 14
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.”

Mental health fair to be held March 19 Mar 14
A variety of mental health service providers, campus resources and campus and community organizations will be at the event, such as My Sister’s Place, Health Recovery Services, National Alliance on Mental Illness, OHIO Campus Recreation, Better Bystanders and others.

Jacqueline Wolf to discuss “A High Cesarean Rate and a Low Breastfeeding Rate: How Did We Get Here?” at Science Café Mar 14
Jacqueline Wolf to discuss “A High Cesarean Rate and a Low Breastfeeding Rate: How Did We Get Here?” at Science Café

Facilities Management and Safety recognizes March Employees of the Month Mar 14
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
OHIO furthers its commitment to sustainable practices through investment in University Sustainability Mar 12
Ohio University has launched a new, innovative sustainability model across the institution. Led by the Office of Sustainability, OHIO has created three faculty-led Sustainability Hubs to advance initiatives in 12 thematic areas to further progress the University’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plans.

OHIO’s Swimming and Diving women’s team selected for CSCAA’s Scholar All-America award Mar 12
Ohio University’s Swimming and Diving women’s team, coached by Mason Norman, has been selected as the winner of the College Swimming and Diving Coaches Association of America’s (CSCAA) Scholar All-American award.

Three OHIO colleges show gains in latest U.S. News rankings Mar 12
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 Mar 12
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 Mar 12
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.