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Filed under Academic News, Calendar, Campus News on 10/2/2014 by Author: Chris Shaw.

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Fall Semester Week 10


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1)      Zanesville Campus to go TOBACCO FREE on January 1, 2015

2)      Sign Up for RAVE Alert to get weather and emergency alerts

3)      New BSS Application Process

4)      Zanesville Campus in the News (Dr. Higazi & Nursing Dept)

5)      Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Donations

6)      Spring Semester Advising now through November 7

7)      Help Grant Writing Class with Survey about Recycling

8)      Rotaract Meeting October 30

9)      Become a Published Author with Zane Traces – Deadline November 3

10)   Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project (ZAAP) Art Reception November 13

11)   Innovation Startup Weekend in Athens November 14-16

12)   International Education Week November 17-19

13)   Zanesville Muskingum Co Health Department and CDC Message about Ebola

14)   Dine with the Dean – openings available for November 20

15)   Roberta’s Café Specials

16)   Java Jitter’s Special

17)   Appalachian Regional Commission Survey about Higher Education




1)      Zanesville Campus to go TOBACCO FREE on January 1, 2015

In cooperation with our friends at Zane State College there will be several workshops and/or information sessions related to stress reduction strategies and smoking cessation in the coming months in anticipation of the campus going totally smoke free beginning January 1. 


To help with the transition the following information/education sessions are scheduled.  

·         Wed, Oct 22, 2014, 12:30, C161/G514, Anika Avery Grant (Impact), Healthy Living

·         Thur, Nov 6, 2014, 1-2p, C161/G514, Kelsey Loushin (Impact), Staying Smoke Free & Tobacco Free For Good

·         Thurs, Nov 20, 2014, 1-2p, C161/G514, Kylie Jones (Musk. Co. Health Dept.), Tobacco Free Campus


2)      RAVE Emergency Alerts

In preparation for winter weather season, the Public Safety Department at Ohio University Zanesville and Zane State College will be conducting a test of the RAVE Alert system on Wednesday, October 29.


If you want to receive email, text, or voice message alerts for snow closures or other emergency information that may arise on-campus, please make sure you update your contact information for the RAVE emergency alert system BY END OF DAY ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 28.


Please go to; please contact the Help Desk at 740-588-1526 if you encounter issues updating your information or signing up.


3)      New BSS Application Process

OU Athens has adopted an entirely new process by which students apply to the BSS program. Although the requirements for the degree remain the same, the process is now divided into two parts, labeled Part A and Part B, and are completed and submitted online to Athens. There are no signatures anymore. 


Students submit an online form to become “Pre-BSS” (Part A).  At that time, they receive an automated response that includes Part B of the form and the e-mail address to which to submit it.  Part B includes the title of the student-designed program, a group of 15 classes to compose the area of concentration, the declaration of a minor (optional), the declaration of a certificate (optional), a brief list of electives, a brief description of aspirational goals, the Statement of Rationale, the name of the advisor and the names of 2 faculty from departments in the student’s area of concentration that he/she has conferred with during this process. 


There are now 3 application deadlines per year:  November 1, April 1, and August 1.  Completed applications will be made available in Baker Center in Athens for any interested faculty and advisors to read during the week of final exams.  Final decisions are made by Tanya Barnett, Director of Programs in University College.  Letters or e-mail notifications will be sent to students shortly thereafter.


4)      Zanesville Campus in the News

Dr. Tarig Higazi featured in video about blending teaching and research

Nursing students recognized for Flu Shot Clinic work


5)      Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Donations

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk/run, held on Saturday Oct 18th, raised $20,000 for the American Cancer Society. 618 people participated including 3 students from Psi Beta National Honor Society of Psychology. Although the walk is over, the Cancer Society has until December 31 to reach their goal of $35,000. If you didn't get a chance to donate before then there is still time! You can go to to donate to the OUZ Psi Beta Team! It’s easy and simple just click "donate now" and follow the instructions. No donation is too small. Our goal is $300, but let’s go above and beyond!

6)      Spring Semester Advising October 20 – November 7

It’s time to schedule your advising appointment for spring semester. Advising runs now through November 7. More information can be found at You can also connect to the site under QUICK LINKS on the OU Zanesville homepage. 


*If you have not used the appointment system before, you will need to click the green REGISTER HERE button on the right side. Step one is to look up your advisor in MY OHIO. Then login to the system and make an appointment with that advisor.


7)      Help Grant Writing Class with Survey about Recycling

Members of Dr. Thomas Kamau’s Grant Writing class are conducting a survey about recycling for their course. Please click here to take the brief survey, which should take about five minutes to complete. The survey will be open until November 2.


8)      Rotaract Meeting October 30

Rotaract, the collegiate division of Rotary International, will meet 11a-12p on Thursday, October 30 in the Herrold Hall Pit, across from the main entrance to the library. All are welcome to attend and learn more about service opportunities. If you are interested and cannot attend email or stop by Elson Hall 107 and introduce yourself.


9)      Become a Published Author with Zane Traces – Deadline is Monday, November 3

Zane Traces, OU Zanesville’s own literary journal is now actively seeking submissions. Poetry, fiction and non-fiction prose, photography and artwork are all accepted. ​Digital submissions can be emailed to  If desired, hard copies may be submitted in person to Laura Waggle, Taylor Calendine,​ Dr. Lisa Haven's mailbox, or office 170L. Deadline is Monday, November 3, 2014.

10)   Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project (ZAAP) Art Reception November 13

The Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project (ZAAP) will be displaying members’ artwork in the Zanesville campus library in November. The art reception will be held in the campus library on November 13 at 7 p.m. where you can learn about the organization and how to get involved.

Three members will be demonstrating their art processes. Jane Evans will be felting wool, AnneMarie Kovach will demonstrate wire wrapping and sculpting, and Jenn Sands will spin wool to make yarn.

ZAAP memberships are FREE for young adults and artists (18 – 35 yrs). Whether you’re just starting out or if you’re an established artist, this is a great opportunity to get more involved with the art community in Zanesville. As a member, you will have the opportunity to show (and possibly sell) 1-2 pieces of your work each month at the ZAAP gallery downtown and various off-site occasions throughout the year. For more information about ZAAP contact the Director, John Taylor-Lehman, at 

11)   Startup Weekend in Athens November 14-16

The Startup Weekend entrepreneurship event returns to Athens Nov. 14-16 at the Ohio University Innovation Center. This program brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and business experts to pitch an idea and turn it into a viable startup company. Participants create working startups during the event, collaborate with like-minded individuals and receive expert coaching outside of their daily networks.


For more information about the event and how to register, visit the Startup Weekend webpage.


12)   International Education Week Celebration November 17-19

Watch for more information coming soon about International Education Week activities on campus. We are fortunate to have representatives on staff from many other countries. You can learn about the culture and education in a variety of countries when you participate in the on-campus activities. You can learn more about Ohio University’s International Education Week Activities at All OHIO students are invited to participate in any and all activities planned.


13)   Zanesville Muskingum Co Health Dept and CDC Message about Ebola

Although the risk of an Ebola outbreak in the United States is very low, CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent this from happening. The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department (ZMCHD) is working closely with local hospital systems, healthcare providers, and first responders to ensure our community is prepared. Local public health also has a system to monitor, track, investigate, and control infectious diseases and outbreaks, a core public health function. ZMCHD and its partners will continue to monitor the situation closely and share needed information with the public.


In the meantime, you can learn more by visiting the following websites:

Understanding Ebola CDC

Information for Travelers  and

What You Need to Know About Ebola Factsheet


Travel Immunization Clinic: ZMCHD also has a Travel Immunization Clinic for those who do mission work or other travel. In addition to assessing which vaccinations are needed, we research the areas that travel will occur so the travelers are aware of any disease or health consideration they may need to be aware of for that region. Call (740) 454-9741 and ask for the Travel Clinic Nurse.


14)   Dine with the Dean

Would you like to meet Dean Cushman? Have an idea to share or just want to get more involved on campus? Dr. Cushman is interested in hearing from students of Ohio University Zanesville. FEOUZ will be dining with the Dean on Mon, Nov 3, at 2:30p and The Green Bobcats are scheduled for Thursday, Nov 20, at 12p, but there are still some spots left if you’d like to join the group.  If you’d be interested in dining with the dean, email Gail Hayes, executive assistant to the Dean, at


15)   Roberta’s Café Specials

·         Monday – Beef Stew w/ Biscuits, Chocolate Chip Cookie, and Small Drink

·         Tuesday – Wings: BBQ, hot or plain, Mac-n-Cheese, Tater Tots, Broccoli

·         Wednesday – Soup: Chili or Broccoli Cheese

·         Thursday – Salisbury Steak, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy, Corn, Roll and a Small Drink


16)   Java Jitters Special

Java Jitters, located in Elson Hall outside the Auditorium, is open Mon-Thurs 8a.m. - 3p.m. and now accepting bank cards. This week’s special is 50 cents off Reese’s Cup cappuccino, latte, frappe or iced coffee. Discounts available for gourmet coffee refills.


17)   Appalachian Regional Commission Survey about Higher Education

As a student of Ohio University Zanesville, you are invited to provide your insights about your perceptions of colleges and universities and higher education in the Appalachian Region. This survey is being conducted by the ARC and will inform future direction and support of education in our region. Click here to participate in the survey, which will take less than 10 minutes to complete. Thank you in advance for helping with this project. 

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