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Sep 18
Ohio University Eastern expands region’s educational opportunities via new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree Sep 18
Ohio University Eastern has added a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to its growing list of bachelor’s degrees available to students at the St. Clairsville-based campus.<br /><br />

Accessible OHIO: What can I do to keep pathways accessible? Sep 18
An accessible path is a minimum of 36 inches wide, with a minimum width of 60 inches for going around corners. Find out the three things you can do to keep a pathway accessible and barrier-free.

Sep 11
2019 Black Alumni Reunion to attract more than 1,000 attendees [VIDEO] Sep 11
More than 1,000 black alumni and guests are expected to enjoy an engaging mix of casual and formal events at the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion. All programming is designed to welcome the University’s black alumni and to celebrate their ties to OHIO.

Alumnus Clarence Page to be presented Carr Van Anda Award for excellence in journalism Sept. 16 Sep 11
Ohio University 1969 alumnus, journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page will be presented the Carr Van Anda Award for excellence in journalism by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Schoonover Center 145.

Sep 10
Gallipolis will be featured in WOUB’s Emmy-Award Winning Series Our Town Sep 10
You can often tell whether a person is from Gallipolis just by how they pronounce the town’s name. People who grew up in the Ohio River community say it one way, while much of the rest of the region says it entirely differently.

Sep 9
Guy Riefler to discuss turning pollution into paint at Sept. 18 Science Café Sep 9
Guy Riefler, Professor of Civil Engineering, will present, “Cleaning up Pollution by Turning It into Paint,” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Baker Center Front Room. He will lead a discussion about the cause and scope of the problem, demonstrate the magic of the chemistry involved in treating the water, display the amazing art produced from these new pigments, and explain the economics of their proposed treatment system.

Alumnus William Messenger to deliver Constitution Day Lecture on Sept. 16 as part of George Washington Forum Sep 9
Ohio University alumnus William Messenger will give a Constitution Day Lecture titled, “Can Free Speech be Compelled? The First Amendment and Speech Rights,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in Galbreath Chapel. Messenger is a staff attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

OHIO Innovation Center receives $1.15 million federal grant for facility upgrades Sep 9
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1.15 million grant to the Ohio University Innovation Center to support facility improvements at the internationally renowned business incubator.

OHIO recognized as one of the nation’s Most Innovative, Best Value Colleges by U.S. News Sep 9
Ohio University is considered one of the Most Innovative Schools and Best Value Schools in the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

Sep 6
First Russ Prize lecture to examine future of cardiovascular technology Sep 6
Julio Palmaz will  present, “Cardiovascular Interventional Technology: Near and Distant Future,” on Monday Sept. 9 as part of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology Stocker Lecture Series. The NAE and Ohio University awarded Palmaz and four others with the 2019 Russ Prize for innovations in coronary angioplasty, enabling minimally invasive treatment of heart disease. The talk will be broadcast via live stream.

President Nellis to deliver opening remarks for 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk Sep 6
United Campus Ministry will hold the ninth annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 11. This annual observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks brings people of all faiths and origins together to embody a vision of a welcoming, diverse and inclusive worldwide human community.

Ohio University joins Ohio IP Promise to boost investment, entrepreneurship Sep 6
As part of the Ohio IP Promise, a collaboration with the state of Ohio and the state’s public universities, Ohio University has established a best-in-class process for licensing intellectual property and nurturing startup companies.

Bruning Teaching Academy provides a truly unique, developmental peer-to-peer approach for faculty's continuous improvement Sep 6
The Bruning Teaching Academy comes together throughout the academic year to discuss instructional strategies, provide constructive feedback, and work toward one common goal: become better teachers.

Berkeley Franz and Daniel Skinner to discuss opioid crisis on WATH radio Sep 6
Berkeley Franz and Daniel Skinner to discuss opioid crisis on WATH radio

Sep 5
Bobcat Battalion to host 5th Annual Stair Challenge to honor lives of those lost in 9/11 Sep 5
The Bobcat Battalion will host the 5th Annual Stair Challenge in order to honoring lives lost and heroism displayed during the events of 9/11.

Voinovich School awarded $1M federal grant for Ohio opioid program implementation Sep 5
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs received a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to help communities in five Ohio counties implement the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

Bob Dombrowski to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern Sep 5
Bob Dombrowski will be exhibiting his artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery Tuesday, September 3 through Thursday, September 26.  The exhibit, entitled “Landscapes,” will showcase his talents in painting.

Third OHIO ‘Challenging Dialogues’ lecture featuring alumnus Kyle Bowser will focus on deportation Sep 5
During his lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Baker University Center Theater, Bowser will show a 30-minute film he produced that depicts a trial and jury deliberation. Immediately following, there will be an hour-long town hall discussion where 12 members of the audience will be selected to serve on a sequestered jury in a nearby room.

Start by Believing documentary to be screened Sept. 19 at Athena Cinema Sep 5
The documentary, produced by OHIO’s University Communications and Marketing team, also follow’s Sivy’s journey from victim, to survivor, to aspiring social worker.

Updates to OHIO’s Student Code of Conduct now in effect Sep 5
Ohio University will be kicking off the academic year with a slightly revised Student Code of Conduct that went into effect Aug. 22.

Sep 4
iCUE Sept. 6-12, 2019 Sep 4
This week's calendar features the Egypt@OHIO Expo and Graduation Ceremony, Astrology Madness at Kantner Hall and the Athens Community Music School's 40-year Gala.

Strong student engagement drives OHIO’s ascent in Wall Street Journal-Times Higher Education’s annual rankings Sep 4
Ohio University’s position in the latest Wall Street Journal-Times Higher Education College Rankings increased dramatically this year, rankings released today showed. The boost was fueled by increasing scores in outcomes and student engagement.

Multicultural Student Expo attracts more than 600 attendees Sep 4
More than 600 people attended the gathering to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and learn more about the University's diverse academic and social group offerings. The event featured 45 presenter tables and attendees enjoyed music, free food and a Greek fraternity and sorority stroll.

2019 Faculty and Staff Convocation is Sept. 12 Sep 4
President M. Duane Nellis will outline a new framework that builds upon the University’s strategic pathways and priorities, bringing to life strategic initiatives that are essential to the success of Ohio University and its students during his state of the University address. The annual event will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Student Alumni Board one of three organizations to win national award Sep 4
Ohio University’s Student Alumni Board was one of three organizations in the nation to receive the Outstanding Student Advancement Organization Award at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) Network Convention.

Ohio University exceeds state’s expectations for savings in upcoming Affordability and Efficiency report Sep 4
Ohio University has implemented a series of cost reductions, new revenue generation, and policy and process improvements that will create an estimated $220 million in savings or avoided costs, reductions in expense, and growth in revenues over a five-year period that started in Fiscal Year 2017, according to estimates being prepared for submission to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

University adopts centralized scholarship process pilot to align with student needs Sep 4
Ohio University is piloting a new strategic, centralized awarding process that will help make an OHIO education affordable for more students. The new centralized process bolsters the OHIO Signature Award Program, from which the University’s merit-based scholarships are awarded centrally by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Accessible OHIO: What are workplace accommodations and how can I refer someone? Sep 4
A reasonable accommodation in the workplace is an adjustment or modification to a work environment or process that allows an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job, participate in the application process, or enjoy the benefits of their employment.

Student Accessibility Services support student academic success Sep 4
More than 1,100 students on the Athens campus, or 5 percent of the student body, are registered with the Student Accessibility Services as having a disability. The SAS staff invite students who have, or believe they may have a disability, to find out more about the services available to them and to register to receive services.

mAppAthens project brings place-based learning to campus and community Sep 4
The OHIO Museum Complex expands outside its walls to offer an outdoor experiential learning tool for the Athens campus and surrounding community.

Sep 3
Fall 2019 Sustainable Administration Hub Seminar is Sept. 4 Sep 3
Dr. Ryan Fogt, the OHIO Sustainable Administration Hub Coordinator, will kick off the fall Sustainability Hub Seminar Series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Baker University Center Front Room. He will present, “Sustainability: A challenge of and solution to global climate change” and information will be provided on the OHIO Climate and Sustainability Ambassador Program.

Candace Boeninger named interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at Ohio University Sep 3
Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali, today, announced that Candace Boeninger has been named interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at Ohio University effective September 16, 2019. This news follows Craig Cornell’s announced plans to step down from his role as Ohio University’s Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.

Athens Campus emergency communication systems to be tested Friday, Sept. 6 Sep 3
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems at approximately noon on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Aug 30
Diversity and Inclusion Mix & Mingle scheduled for Sept. 10 Aug 30
The 2019-20 “Annual Welcome” is part of a series of diverse networking and engagement opportunities for the community. The events provide inclusive and fun ways for the University community to meet new colleagues, build interdepartmental relationships and facilitate a strong community atmosphere in Athens. Everyone is welcome.

Facilities Management and Safety recognizes August Employees of the Month Aug 30
The Employee of the Month program recognizes exceptional performance by its employees. This month’s winners are Charity Boggs and Donna Yoho (Bargaining Unit) and Chris Wilson (Classified Staff).

Ohio University alumna Violet Patton increases gift commitment by $22 million Aug 30
Violet Patton, BSED ’38, who celebrates her 103rd birthday Aug. 30, recently increased her already significant gift commitment to The Ohio University Foundation to a total of $64 million.

WOUB rolling out new logo as part of rebrand Aug 30
Something may seem a little different about WOUB Public Media. After a year-long review of the brand, the station has unveiled its new logo this week across all its web, radio, and television properties. The new logo was created using community feedback to strengthen the station’s connection to the region it serves.

Aug 29
Fall CHIP class begins Sept. 16 Aug 29
The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a research-tested, intensive lifestyle intervention designed to prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many common chronic diseases. The program is free for OHIO employees and their spouses.

Diverse Junior Faculty Mentoring Program seeks new mentees and mentors Aug 29
The program, which is being coordinated this year by Dr. Jan Huebenthal, assistant director of the LGBT Center, pairs diverse full-time junior faculty members (including tenure-track, instructional, and clinical faculty) with senior faculty members who have volunteered to collaboratively offer professional guidance to their mentee on individual developmental goals. The faculty pairs can be from the same college or school or interdisciplinary.

Distributed Journal Entries course now available Aug 29
This course shows users how to download and fill out an Excel Journal Entry Template.  It also reviews pertinent areas of the Chart of Accounts. This course is available to everyone responsible for journal entry preparation.

iCUE Aug. 30-Sept. 5, 2019 Aug 29
This week's calendar features Dungeons & Dragons theater performances, a workshop that addresses sexual violence, the first Fall Sustainability Film Series viewing and a brown bag session on how to save on textbook costs.

Ohio Athletics introduces Football Gameday Page Aug 29
Ohio Athletics has introduced a new Football Gameday page on OhioBobcats.com to provide fans with all the information they need as they prepare to attend games at Peden Stadium this fall.

Students welcomed to OHIO's Athens Campus during Welcome Week [PHOTOS] Aug 29
Ohio University’s Welcome Week activities started with students moving into their residence halls Thursday, Aug. 22 through Saturday, Aug. 24.

Aug 28
Football game day parking changes announced Aug 28
The game day, non-donor parking lots in closest proximity to Peden Stadium will be $10 per vehicle. The additional game day, non-donor parking lots will remain $5 per vehicle.

Veterans and Military Student Services Center to host Landing Zone training for faculty and staff Aug 28
The program, which will be offered in two sessions per week for the first time, provides faculty and staff with more understanding and the resources to help veteran students better handle their unique challenges across campus. There are five, one-hour training sessions, called zones. The first session is Sept. 17.

OHIO Makes offers free makerspace memberships to students Aug 28
Through the OHIO Makes program, Ohio University students can have free access to the Athens MakerSpace, trainings in trade skills, funding, and mentoring from faculty experts.

Aug 27
LINKS Pre-Matriculation program welcomes 2023 class to campus Aug 27
More than 400 LINKS students and 90 peer mentors participated in the annual LINKS Pre-Matriculation program, Aug. 22-23. Now in its 35th year, LINKS is a retention, enrichment and support program for first-year multicultural and disproportionately underrepresented students.

Five OHIO graduates elected to The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees Aug 27
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to welcome five new trustees who will help govern the fundraising arm of the University and fulfill its mission: “Philanthropy in Service to Education.”

OHIO to Host National Remembering Our Fallen Tribute Towers Exhibit honoring post-9/11 Fallen from The War on Terror Aug 27
Since our founding over 215 years ago, Ohio University has been committed to providing service members, veterans and their families with a collaborative, supportive educational environment to help prepare them for future success.

Aug 26
Schedule announced for fall 2019 Science Café and Café Conversations series Aug 26
Schedule announced for fall 2019 Science Café and Café Conversations series