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December 2008 Archives

Dec 1, 2008
A Lucie for Leonard [Ohio Today]
Photographer and Ohio University alumnus Herman Leonard's works have earned him international recognition and, recently, a prestigious Lucie Award, which has been described as the Oscar of photography. Full Story...
 
Students give back to the community [Business]
Ashley Johnson and Angela Gable are two of the many College of Business students who conducted a community food drive to help stock the shelves of an Athens County food pantry. The students collected 260 bags of nonperishable food items. Full Story...
 
Dec 2, 2008
Four OHIO runners named Academic All-MAC [ohiobobcats.com]
The Mid-American Conference announced its 2008 Men's and Women's Cross Country Academic All-MAC teams Tuesday, as voted by faculty athletic representatives at MAC institutions. Ohio's Annie Beecham and Kari Summers were named to the women's team, while Chris Davis and Shamus Eaton were named to the men's team. Full Story...
 
State budget challenges deepen
Although a potential state deficit of $640 million for this fiscal year is worse than Ohio University officials expected, they say university planning is on the right track. Full Story...
 
Dec 3, 2008
Ohio football has five named All-MAC [ohiobobcats.com]
Ohio University had three student-athletes named to the second team (senior defensive lineman Jameson Hartke, sophomore linebacker Noah Keller and senior offensive lineman Josh Leuck) and two to the third (junior safety Steven Jackson and senior tight end Andrew Mooney). Full Story...
 
Volleyball opens NCAA play Friday against Yale [ohiobobcats.com]
The Ohio University volleyball team will open the sixth NCAA Championship in school history at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday when it meets Ivy League champion Yale in first-round action at Rec Hall on the campus of Penn State University. The winner of the opening contest will advance to meet the winner of the first-round match between Long Island and top-seeded Penn State at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday. Full Story...
 
Dec 4, 2008
Alumnus' photos of jazz greats on display at Kennedy Museum
A new exhibit at the Kennedy Museum of Art captures the jazz greats of the '40s, '50s and '60s. The photographs, by Ohio University alumnus Herman Leonard, will be on display in the museum's newly opened second floor hallway gallery through Feb. 22, 2009. Full Story...
 
Board of Trustees Governance Committee to meet Dec. 11
The Ohio University Board of Trustees Governance Committee will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at the Inter-University Council offices. Full Story...
 
Minimum wage to increase for student workers
Effective Jan. 1, the minimum wage in Ohio will increase to $7.30 per hour, from $7 per hour, for non-tipped employees. For employees receiving tips, the hourly wage will increase to $3.65, from $3.50. Full Story...
 
Ohio University names new police chief
The Ohio University Police Department has named a new chief with nearly 20 years of experience in the field. Effective Jan. 5, Andrew Powers will step in as director of campus safety and chief of the OUPD. Full Story...
 
Outdoor notification system in place
Ohio University has activated a new, outdoor emergency notification system on the Athens campus. Intended to reach people who are outdoors at the time of an emergency, the new system provides the Critical Incident Response Team with a new tool to protect the campus and community. Full Story...
 
University researchers tap into technology trend [Research News]
Technology is morphing from pure entertainment into a practical learning tool and Ohio University is on the leading edge. The interactive gaming projects developed here have demonstrated strong potential for use in the classroom and workplace, as well as potential for creating technology jobs in the area. Full Story...
 
Workshop offers emergency training
More than 100 non-bargaining classified employees and local primary and secondary school administrators gathered at Baker University Center on Wednesday for a workshop incorporating video and practical applications to teach participants survival techniques. Full Story...
 
Dec 5, 2008
Otterbein College names Krendl president
Kathy A. Krendl will step down as Ohio University's executive vice president and provost June 30, 2009, to assume the presidency of Otterbein College, a private liberal arts school of about 3,100 students in Westerville, Ohio. Full Story...
 
Dec 7, 2008
2009 internal award deadlines announced [Research News]
The Vice President for Research announces internal award opportunities for faculty, staff and students in 2009. Funding sources include the 1804 Fund, OURC award and Student Enhancement Award. Full Story...
 
Dec 8, 2008
CT scans reveal dinosaurs' airheads [Research News]
Compared to brainy humans, dinosaurs were airheads. A new study by Ohio University researchers Lawrence Witmer and Ryan Ridgely found that Tyrannosaurus rex heads were filled with sinuses that lightened the head while enhancing its strength. Full Story...
 
Dec 9, 2008
Exhibit explores biodiversity change through time
A new exhibit at the Dairy Barn Arts Center offers a look behind the scenes of a paleontological dig in Tanzania and the opportunity to learn about tools used to excavate and study fossils. Full Story...
 
Dec 10, 2008
Governor to visit Athens for education discussion
Gov. Ted Strickland will visit Athens later this month for a "Conversation on Education" forum. The forum will be held from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, in the WOUB Center for Public Media, 9 S. College St. It will be broadcast live on WOUB. Full Story...
 
Ohio University hosts presidents' summit
Too many of Ohio's best and brightest leave the state after graduation from high school or college, according to Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is organizing Ohio's education leaders to talk about solutions. The latest conversation took place Wednesday at Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs. Full Story...
 
Dec 11, 2008
MAC Player of the Year named to AVCA All-Mideast Region team [ohiobobcats.com]
Ohio University junior outside hitter Ellen Herman was honored as an All-Mideast Region selection on Wednesday when the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) released its first round of postseason awards. With her inclusion on the 14-player first team, Herman is eligible to receive AVCA All-America honors, which will be released next week. Full Story...
 
Music makers and political shakers
Just in time for holiday gift giving, the latest offering from Ohio University Press features a compact disc of musical recordings by African musicians. "Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times," by Marissa J. Moorman, showcases 14 recordings of popular songs from the period. Full Story...
 
Sweet success
The West 82 gingerbread decorating contest yielded dreamy smiles and wide-eyed wonderment as castles, huts and houses made of sweet treats were constructed and displayed. The sweet display will remain in Baker Center's Maggie Davis Room until Dec. 17. Full Story...
 
University hosts second annual BioVenture Showcase [Research News]
Ohio University’s second annual BioVenture Showcase Wednesday connected university scientists and engineers with venture capitalists and other investors in an effort to commercialize new biomedical discoveries that could improve treatments for cancer, diabetes and bacterial infections. Full Story...
 
Dec 12, 2008
Board committee discusses communications between trustees, faculty
The desire to provide a regular flow of communications between Ohio University faculty and the Board of Trustees was among several topics discussed at a board Governance Committee meeting Thursday in Columbus. Full Story...
 
Field hockey lands five on Academic All-MAC squad [ohiobobcats.com]
Five Ohio field hockey players were named to the Academic All-Mid-American Conference team, the league office announced Tuesday, Dec. 9. The Bobcats had more student-athletes on the Academic Team than any other school and accounted for 41.6 percent of the 12-woman squad. Full Story...
 
OIT offering Blackboard 7 workshops
To assist faculty with the transition from Blackboard 6.3 to Blackboard 7.3, the Office of Information Technology (OIT) is offering several free seminars during the winter intersession and winter quarter. Full Story...
 
University institutes new policy on video surveillance systems
Ohio University approved a new video surveillance policy that will regulate the installation and use of such systems and standardize practices for the viewing, retention, dissemination and destruction of surveillance records. Full Story...
 
Dec 15, 2008
New travel policy simplifies cash advances
A new policy will make it easier for the university to distribute cash advances to employees conducting education abroad programs in countries where credit card use is not practical. Full Story...
 
When Santa is stumped
With the holiday season in full swing, there's not much time left for procrastinators and last-minute gift buyers. In the spirit of making the holidays less hectic, <i>Outlook</i> has compiled a list of OHIO-themed gifts for those still searching for the perfect present. Full Story...
 
Dec 18, 2008
2009 Russ Prize to be awarded in January
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering will announce the recipient of the fifth Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize on Mon., Jan. 5, in Washington, D.C. The engineering equivalent of the Nobel Prize, the Russ Prize is awarded biennially to a researcher whose achievements are of critical importance, advance science and engineering, and ultimately improve the human condition. Full Story...
 
All I want for Christmas is a championship
Ohio University's Blackout intramural flag football team has earned a spot in the 2008 Slingbox ACIS Flag Football National Championships. Games run Dec. 28 through Dec. 31. Full Story...
 
Herman garners Honorable Mention All-America honors [ohiobobcats.com]
Junior outside hitter Ellen Herman became the first player in Ohio volleyball history to claim All-America honors before her senior season on Wednesday, when the American Volleyball Coaches Association named her an honorable mention selection. She is the fifth player OHIO player to be named an AVCA All-American. Full Story...
 
Speaker to honor Martin Luther King at brunch
Joe Rogers, the former lieutenant governor of Colorado, will re-enact portions of Martin Luther King Jr.'s speeches during the annual MLK Memorial Service Brunch at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 19, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. Full Story...
 
United Appeal seeking donations for those in need
With the holidays fast approaching and economic hardships weighing on residents, United Appeal for Athens County is seeking assistance for the needy. Full Story...
 
University to close Dec. 25-26, Jan. 1
All Ohio University campuses will be closed Thursday, Dec. 25; Friday, Dec. 26; and Thursday, Jan. 1 for the Christmas and New Year's holidays. Winter quarter classes begin Monday, Jan. 5. Full Story...
 
Dec 22, 2008
Classified Senate hears UHR presentations
Two University Human Resources employees -- Director of Compensation Steve Brooks and Organizational Learning and Development Consultant Teri Combs -- addressed Classified Senate members Thursday to share updates on current projects. Full Story...
 
Dec 23, 2008
Cuts again largely spare higher education
Gov. Ted Strickland's decision to spare core education funding in the fourth round of state budget reductions this biennium demonstrates his continuing belief that colleges and universities play a key role in Ohio's economic recovery, state and university officials say. Full Story...
 
Dec 30, 2008
Campus mourns loss of Ghanaian student
The Ohio University community is mourning the loss of College of Education doctoral student Albert Karikari Adusah, who died unexpectedly in Brown Hall on Saturday, Dec. 27. Full Story...
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