Compass Archives

Mar 2, 2015
Gateway to Success program to be held for first time on regional campus in Lancaster
The Gateway to Success program will be held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus this month, and it’s the first time the event has been held on a regional campus. Gateway to Success is a program which assists area high school students with disabilities who may be considering, or could benefit from, college or additional training after their high school graduation. It will be held on March 20 and 21.

Katherine Jellison to discuss first ladies on March 11
Professor Katherine Jellison will discuss how presidential first ladies have impacted American society on March 11 as part of the Café Conversations series.

Meet the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet the January 2015 Classified Employee of the Month Inez Stanley Linscott. She is an administrative associate in Counseling and Psychological Services.

Meet the lab safety staff in February Safe-t-Gram
The February 2015 issue of Safe-t-Gram introduces the readers to Ohio University Lab Safety Coordinator David Schleter and Lab Safety and Compliance Officer Christopher Madden.

Scripps faculty members take top honors in annual benefit pageant (PHOTOS)
Ohio University faculty and staff braved the bright lights and conquered the Baker University Center Ballroom stage to reveal their most interesting, funky and entertaining talents during the sixth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant.

Supplemental Instruction Program helps students slay biggest academic dragons
Supplemental Instruction is a collection of free, weekly peer-led “supplemental” group study sessions structured around collaborative learning, involving critical thinking and transferable study skills. Find out more about it.

University mourns death of Assistant Vice President for Research Shane Gilkey
The Ohio University community mourns the loss of Assistant Vice President for Research Shane Gilkey, who passed away on Friday, Feb. 27.

Mar 3, 2015
Anthem security breach update: Credit monitoring offered
Anthem is in the process of notifying affected customers if they were impacted by the data security breach. This notification will take place via United States Postal Service mail. Customers affected by the breach will be offered two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge through AllClear ID.

Distinguished Professor Lecture rescheduled for March 10
For more than 55 years, Ohio University’s Distinguished Professor lecture has been a hallmark celebration of an honored faculty member’s outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments.

Final Kennedy Lecture of the year to feature musician, focus on Beatles
Scott Freiman will present "A Trip through Strawberry Fields" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium as part of Ohio University's 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series.

Lancaster Campus women's basketball team wins second consecutive state title
The Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Basketball team won their second consecutive state title on Sunday. The women defeated Ohio State University Newark by a score of 72 to 60 to become state champions. The game was played in OUL’s Brasee Hall gym.

WOUB secures PBS grant for bird workshop for Southeast Ohio children
WOUB Public Media’s Outreach Supervisor Suzanne Borchard has received a grant of $3,500 from PBS to help teach children about birds.

Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online spans careers and pastimes
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online spans careers and pastimes

Mar 4, 2015
2015 FAFSA March Mania ramps up for return of Southern Campus students
Ohio University Southern’s Office of Students Services presents the 2015 FAFSA March Mania to help students and parents with financial aid planning.

Human Resources releases IMPACT on Wellness March newsletter
Newsletter features information on topics including the mindfulness movement, research on napping and improving creativity.

March 11 Campus Conversation to feature panel discussion
Ohio University will hold its third “Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality” event of the semester from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University Zanesville’s Douglass publishes math education article
Ohio University Zanesville Assistant Professor of Mathematics Lisa Douglass has collaborated with Matt Conley of Ohio Dominican University and Rachel Trinkley of the Columbus Museum of Art to publish, “Using Inquiry Principles of Art to Explore Mathematic Practice Standards,” in the Middle Grades Research Journal.

Unlocking left-right asymmetry in nuclear systems
Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics at Ohio University, co-authored a ground-breaking paper describing how patterns of protons scattered in lab experiments can be explained by examining interactions between the quarks that make up the protons.

Mar 5, 2015
Branding OHIO through its principles: Parts 3 and 4
This installation of the Branding OHIO series includes two videos: "Develop a Dynamic Duo" and "Use the Site, Luke."

Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women student award winners announced
Five students have been selected to receive the Outstanding Student Female Leader Award at Ohio University Lancaster’s Celebrate Women conference on March 20.  The theme for this year’s conference is “Making a Difference.” Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington faculty, staff, and administrators were asked to nominate outstanding female student leaders who have made significant contributions to our campus and/or community. 

New College of Business executive director of Career Management and Academic Services working on vision for student development
Jen Murphy steps into newly created role

Video captures ways in which CLDC works with students on career preparation
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center recently partnered with University Communications and Marketing to create a video that highlights the numerous ways the center serves OHIO students and alumni in their professional development.

Mar 6, 2015
Alumni will get reacquainted with Athens during the 2015 International Alumni Reunion
International alumni will get to revisit Ohio University during this year’s International Alumni Reunion, April 15-18.

Division of Student Affairs exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports transformational student experiences
The Division of Student Affairs set out to raise $2 million during The Promise Lives Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of more than 10,650 donors, the division has far exceeded that goal, securing $2.9 million in gifts and commitments.

March Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees March meeting will be streamed live. Committee meetings will take place on Thursday, March 12 with the full board meeting scheduled for Friday, March 13.

OHIO mourns the untimely death of junior Jasmine Cosby
Jasmine M. Cosby, a 20-year-old Ohio University junior sociology and pre-law major, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 2. Her homegoing services are Saturday in Columbus.

Southern Campus’ Western Team earns awards at show
An Ohio University Southern equestrian team recently competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association's Western show and earned several awards.

Weihes' Legacy of Support Continues With Academic Center Gift
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus announced a leadership gift of $500,000 from alumni Tom and Gwen Weihe as part of Ohio Athletics' Campaign for Academic Excellence.

Mar 9, 2015
Athens Mayor and Ohio University President issue joint statement in advance of spring semester weekend activities
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl urge students and community members to make smart decisions in advance of spring semester weekend activities.

Chemical engineering alumni use smarts to brew up new business
Two Russ College alumni are combining their chemical engineering knowledge and business acumen to establish a craft brewery and event space in Cincinnati this spring.

Cochlear implant pioneers, Russ Prize recipients detail invention’s capacity for good
Two of the 2015 Russ Prize recipients discussed their development of the first microelectronic multichannel cochlear implant during a special Engineers Week Stocker Lecture on Thursday.

Cody Walters claims title at MAC Wrestling Tournament
Junior Cody Walters claimed his third consecutive crown 174-pound title, leading the Bobcats to a third-place finish in the MAC Wrestling Tournament.

Lancaster Campus Covered Bridge Music Series Spring Show: Ray Wylie Hubbard
The Covered Bridge Music Series is holding another outdoor show on May 23.  Singer/Songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard will perform behind Herrold Hall on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus lawn on Saturday, May 23.

Mens Basketball opens MAC Tournament at Western Michigan on Monday
It's survive and advance time for the No. 11-seeded Bobcats as they travel to No. 6-seeded Western Michigan in a 2015 Mid-American Conference Tournament first-round game on Monday.

OHIO Up Close visit programs continue Friday
Ohio University will welcome about a few hundred high school and transfer students and their families to campus Friday, March 13.

Summer courses provide anthropology fieldwork in familiar places
This summer, three courses provide Anthropology fieldwork, hands-on experiences in research methods, and a pathway to undergraduate research projects and internships.

Mar 10, 2015
Faculty Team-Teach Introduction to Sustainability Course
The Sustainability Studies theme is offering a new Introduction to Sustainability course that is team-taught by Dr. Nancy Manring in Political Science, Dr. Kelly Johnson in Biological Sciences, Dr. Dina Lopez in Geological Sciences, and Dr. Edna Wangui in Geography.

Haven’s expertise helps students make history connections
Lisa Haven, associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, is an expert in all things Charlie Chaplin, which has spurred numerous interviews from school students from around the country who are participating in a contest as part of National History Day.

Ndour and Willis represent Bobcats on 2015 All-MAC Men's Basketball Teams
Ohio men's basketball seniors Maurice Ndour and Javarez "Bean" Willis recently garnered All-MAC Honorable Mention honors.

Ohio University President and Executive Vice President and Provost provide update on AQIP
President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit update faculty on Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation and AQIP.

Online RN to BSN ranked fifth in nation by Best College Reviews
According to Best College Reviews, the OHIO College of Health Sciences and Professions’ RN to BSN program is not only online, it's on target. The organization recently ranked the program fifth in the nation on its 2015 listing of the best online RN to BSN programs.

Running: Why Are Men Faster than Women?
When it comes to running, there's a gender gap between men and women that even elite training doesn't erase. Expert Chris Schwirian, a Biological Sciences lecturer at Ohio University, explains the differences in body composition and function between men and women.

Mar 11, 2015
2015 International Women’s Day Festival to be held March 15
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Ohio University will hold its seventh annual International Women’s Day Festival from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Alumnus discusses his turn as visiting professor on the Athens Campus
Ohio University alumnus and Robert and Rene' Glidden Visiting Professor Harry Greenfield visits WOUB AM-1340, part of the WOUB Center for Public Media, and talks about alternative careers for accountants, financial literacy for college students, and what it’s like to teach to millennials.

Aquatic Center plans upgrades, improvements to ADA Accessibility
By next school year, the Ohio University Aquatic Center will have undergone improvements throughout the building making it an accessible facility for people with disabilities.

College of Business professor to give alumni a new purpose for social media
Dr. Raj Agnihotri, the College of Business's Freeman Professor of Sales Leadership & Chair, is gearing up to teach alumni about the power social media marketing has on sales as part of Alumni College during the Ohio University Alumni Association’s 2015 On The Green Weekend event in May.

Lancaster Campus Communication Studies lecturer wins International Women's Day Recoginition Award
Congratulations to Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Communication Studies Dr. Pamela Kaylor.  Kaylor was selected to receive an International Women’s Day Recognition Award during the 2015 International Women’s Day Columbus Celebration. Kaylor was nominated in the education category.

March 19 event to celebrate official launch of ohiowomen
Standing on the shoulders of Women in Philanthropy, ohiowomen aims to engage and support women of the Ohio University community. The official launch of the initiative will take place during a kickoff event to be held March 19, 2015 at The Worthington Inn in Worthington, Ohio from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Nursing student Mariah Byard is a leader on and off the court
College of Health Sciences and Professions’ student Mariah Byard has a lot of balls in the air right now - both literally and figuratively. In addition to being a starting guard for the OHIO women’s basketball team - winners of the regular season MAC title - she is also an honors nursing student doing clinical rotations at OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital and is planning an August wedding.

Ohio University Zanesville to host free jazz concert
The Mark Lomax Trio will take the stage at Ohio University Zanesville’s Elson Hall Auditorium on March 12 at 7 p.m.

On Tour with the Singing Men of Ohio
The Singing Men of Ohio (SMO) spent their spring break captivating and entertaining alumni, friends and fans across the Midwest.

Women of Appalachia Project returns to Multicultural Center Art Gallery
Women from throughout Appalachian Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, will come together to participate in the sixth annual Women of Appalachia Project. The opening reception is Friday, March 13.

Mar 12, 2015
Administrative Service Awards to be held March 17
Ohio University will celebrate the exceptional and dedicated service of its administrative staff during the 2015 Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. March 17 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Chillicothe Campus students learn to dress for success
Class underscores campus' career-preparation emphasis and more news from OU-C

CommWeek15 brings new OHIO Scripps College of Communication brand
The Scripps College of Communication  will celebrate Communication Week 2015 from March 23-27. The event celebrates the many innovative programs, students and faculty in the College.

Distinguished Professor France honored by University community
In keeping with a revered tradition that spans more than 55 years, Ohio University community members gathered Tuesday evening to honor 2014 Distinguished Professor Christopher France during the annual Distinguished Professor Lecture and official portrait unveiling.

OHIO student trustees return to campus
Ohio University’s Board of Trustees will welcome student trustee alumni to campus for a series of events in order to celebrate their service to the Board.

Patton College hosting Art Extravaganza Exhibition and Unveiling on Monday
The Patton College of Education will host its 9th annual Art Extravaganza Exhibition & Unveiling on Monday, March 16. The artwork of students from Morgan West Elementary will be unveiled.

Mar 13, 2015
Americorps and Green Jobs panels to help students
Environmental Studies, Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs, University College Common Experience Project on Sustainability and Arts and Sciences Sustainability Theme will host two resource panels for students interested in Americorps and working in the green jobs sector.

Communications scholar Devika Chawla explores the concept of home
Through firsthand oral histories of three generations affected by Partition, Chawla examines how the idea of home echoes through these individuals' lives and shapes the way they view themselves.

OHIO faculty, staff put live museum into action
Ohio University faculty and staff brought history to life during the University’s first live museum event on Tuesday, Feb. 24 as they volunteered to dress up and portray famous African Americans throughout history.

RecycleMania 2015: The Great Recovery turns into a great success
The Great Recovery, an event aimed at increasing awareness of recycling options on campus, collected more than 384 pounds of recyclable material in one 24-hour period.

Trustees discuss vision for future of OHIO
The Ohio University Board of Trustees engaged in conversations about wide-ranging efforts to meet the long-term needs of the University community at meetings on the Athens Campus.

Mar 15, 2015
Women's Basketball NCAA Selection Show watch party set For Monday
Join the Bobcats on Monday night for the official NCAA Selection Show Watch Party at Buffalo Wild Wings in Athens.

Women's Basketball wins MAC Tournament
The Ohio women's basketball team clinched its first MAC Tournament championship since 1986 and its first NCAA Tournament bid since 1995 on Saturday.

Mar 16, 2015
A message from OHIO Human Resources regarding benefits changes
OHIO Human Resources announces benefits changes for spring open enrollment season.

Alumna creates meaningful artwork with students and community
Hillel, a Jewish student organization, is hosting Honey for the Home. The event offers Ohio University students and residents of Athens a chance to join together and create art while creating a sense of community.

Branching Out: OHIO Residence Hall Coordinator Heather Thomas
Meet Heather Thomas, the residential coordinator of Read and Johnson Halls at Ohio University. Heather tells us how she decided to become an RC, explains her duties, and tells us more about how she interacts with her residents.

Christopher France to discuss blood donation on Wednesday
Christopher France, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, has been studying blood donor recruitment and retention for 25 years and has developed simple strategies that help make the donation experience less intimidating.

Harley-Davidson CEO and Shakespeare scholar named undergraduate commencement speakers
Ohio University has announced that Keith Wandell and Samuel Crowl will serve as the 2015 undergraduate commencement speakers.

Keynote speaker announced for International Week
Derreck Kayongo, founder of The Global Soap Project, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, in Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Lancaster Campus OSEA Nominated for Ohio University Leadership Award
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus Chapter of the Ohio Student Education Association has been selected as a finalist for an Outstanding Programming Award at Ohio University. The recipients of this award will be announced during the 32nd Annual Leadership Awards Gala in Athens.

Ohio joins SARA, eases the University’s state authorization process
Ohio recently became the 20th state to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). As the state takes this important step forward with state authorization, Ohio University soon will apply to the Ohio Board of Regents to be allowed to operate under SARA.

Psychology student volunteering to serve local children in the courtroom
The Athens Court Appointed Special Advocate/Guardian Ad Litem Program has welcomed Ohio University junior Alyssa Nicol as Athens County’s newest Court Appointed Special Advocate.

Science on Screen "American Hustle" viewing and discussion tonight
College of Business professor Faizul Huq will discuss how many of the difficult-to-shoot scenes in the hit movie, "American Hustle," were shot during a Science on Screen event that begins at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Athena Cinema.

Second episode of WOUB's 'Our Town' series features Pomeroy
Created to showcase towns and cities in the WOUB Public Media viewing area, the episode on Pomeroy will air on WOUB-TV at 8 p.m. March 23. It will premiere at a free public screening at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at Meigs Local High School.

University mourns death of David Underwood
Ohio University mourns the death of David B. Underwood, coordinator of the College of Business' Professional MBA program.

Word on the Street - Scheduling and Advising [VIDEO]
In this segment of "Word on the Street," Bianca Hillier asks OHIO students about scheduling classes.

Mar 17, 2015
Alum wins Einstein fellowship, studies black holes
Ohio University alum Dr. Jack Steiner (B.S. HTC Astrophysics, B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2006) has been named an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow.

Arizona Republic wins 2015 Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting
The award, which honors the best work in the news industry and journalism education, is co-sponsored by Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication and the Scripps Howard Foundation.

Baker Peace Conference: The Vietnam War: A 50-Year Retrospective
Save the Date for the 2015 Baker Peace Conference "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective" on March 26 and 27. The keynote speaker is Dr. Fredrik Logevall, who opens the conference on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 pm in Baker 240/242.

Baker Peace Keynote ¦ Embers of War: The Meaning of the Vietnam War, March 26
The 2015 Baker Peace Conference will take place March 26-27 and carries the theme, "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective.” The keynote speaker is Cornell University Professor of History Fredrik Logevall will deliver his talk titled, “Embers of War: The Meaning of the Vietnam War," on Thursday, March 26.<br />

History and Philosophy of Science lecture on Observational Science and Big Data, March 20
Ohio University Lectures in the History and Philosophy of Science series presents Clark Glymour on “The Causal Revolution, Observational Science and Big Data” Friday, March 20, at 4 p.m. in Scripps Hall, 111.

Jefferson County native gives back to Appalachian Scholars
Jefferson County native gives back to Appalachian Scholars.

Lit Fest 2015 features essayists, novelist, poets, March 25-27
The 2015 Lit Fest welcomes essayists Dorothy Allison and Brian Doyle, novelist Charles Johnson, and poets Marie Howe and Robert Pinsky. The Ohio University Spring Literary Festival is March 25-27.

NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament tickets available
Tickets for Ohio Women's Basketball's NCAA Tournament First Round game are now on sale. No. 14 seed Ohio will face No. 3 seed Arizona State on Saturday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

Next stop for Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion: Cincinnati
Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion is back at it with this year’s second homecoming-themed celebration scheduled for May 6, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio.

OHIO alumnus Clarence Page presides over annual Gridiron Club dinner
More than 650 journalists, media executives, diplomats, Cabinet secretaries, White House officials, and leaders of the Congress and the military came together for a night of satirical musical skits and biting political humor.

Plaintiffs in Supreme Court Marriage Equality Case on Panel, March 31
The plaintiffs of a prominent upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case Obergefell v. Hodges come to Ohio University for a panel on marriage equality on Tuesday, March 31, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Athena Cinema.

Southern Campus welcomes education majors for Rural Urban Collaborative Symposium
More than 150 students majoring in education, along with faculty and administrators representing all five regional campuses of Ohio University, convened at the Southern Campus to attend the 14th Annual Rural Urban Collaborative Symposium.

The Promise Within 2015: Annual Faculty & Staff Campaign kicks off third year, in support of OHIO
Ohio University has re-launched The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign, once again, to great success and support from OHIO’s faculty and staff.

Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia events, March 28-April 10
The Wealth and Poverty theme hosts a two-week series of event on "Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia" from March 28 through April 10. The events are designed to provide a better understanding of both progress and challenges surrounding socioeconomic, educational and health issues in Appalachian communities.

Mar 18, 2015
From Athens to Africa: Connect Camps provide tools to affect community change
For Faith Knutsen and Dr. Judith Millesen, March brought a nearly 8,000-mile journey to East Africa.<br /><br />Millesen, associate professor for the Voinovich School, and Knutsen, the associate director for TechGROWTH Ohio, traveled to Tanzania to co-facilitate workshops for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). These Connect Camps, which will take place in four different countries over the course of 2015, provide tools for those looking to make a change in their communities.<br />

Lancaster Campus political science associate professor meets with federal lawmakers about research funding
Ohio University Lancaster Associate Professor of Political Science, Dr. Linda Trautman was on Capitol Hill last week talking to lawmakers and their staff members about the importance of federal funding for social and behavioral science research. Trautman and other educators from Ohio spoke with staffers from the offices of Senator Rob Portman, and Representative Joyce Beatty.  They also personally spoke with Senator Sherrod Brown.

Startup Weekend Athens awards business memberships and services to local entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs who developed the concept for a new website that connects subleasers to apartments and homes for rent won first place during Startup Weekend Athens March 13-15. The team was awarded a prize package worth $3,635 in Innovation Center and Athens Area Chamber of Commerce memberships as well as other business consulting services.<br />

University to welcome high school students for OHIO STEM Day April 2
Ohio University is excited to welcome more than 75 families to campus Thursday, April 2, for OHIO STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine) Day, which gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to explore Ohio University’s STEM-related academic programs.

Mar 19, 2015
Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 5
In “Keep OHIO’s Tradition Shining Brightly,” one of UCM’s employees, Video Editor Todd, shows one way to ensure OHIO’s brand continues to shine.

Cadets from OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion compete in Xavier Best Ranger Competition (PHOTOS)
Four teams from Ohio University’s Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion competed in the annual Xavier Best Ranger Competition (XBR) the weekend of March 14.

Journalists to converge on Athens campus for professional development
More  than 150 journalists from across the country will meet this weekend (March 20-21) on Ohio University’s campus to improve their skills.

New media action heroes bring expertise to annual Schuneman Symposium
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Visual Communication called the best new media entrepreneurs in North America for the annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media.

OHIO Scripps College of Communication, Libraries host regional spelling bees
The Scripps College of Communication and Ohio University Libraries hosted a pair of regional spelling bees on March 14, resulting in the selection of two champions to represent Southeastern and Central Ohio at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 26-28, 2015.

OHIO hosts annual International Women’s Day Festival (PHOTOS)
The seventh annual International Women’s Day Festival was held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 15, in the Baker University Center Ballroom and featured individuals from the Ohio University and Athens communities.

President Residence Q and A
President Residence Q and A

Students offered opportunity for cultural immersion with the Navajo Nation
This summer, the Office of Global Opportunities is partnering with Amizade Global Service Learning, a non-profit provider of service-learning programs, to provide students with the opportunity to spend two weeks on the Navajo Nation Reservation in Tuba City, Ariz.

Ten digit dialing takes effect for 740 area code on Mar. 21
Learn how the new dialing requirement will affect University wired telephone lines.

Third installment of Campus Conversations opens discussion on race, racial identity
Ohio University invited members of the OHIO and local community to express their thoughts and expand their perspectives on race and racial identity during its third installment of “Campus Conversations: Racial Dynamics and Inequality,” held March 11 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Transnational education and Learning Society Inc. accepting conference submissions
Transnational education and Learning Society Inc., announced today its 2nd annual conference and is now accepting submissions. The deadline is March 31.

University Foundation acquires property for presidential residence
The Ohio University Foundation today announced it has entered into a lease agreement for a home and surrounding property, which will serve as the Ohio University presidential residence. The agreement includes a purchase option, which could be exercised contingent on approval from the Foundation Board of Trustees.

University mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Donald Roberts
Ohio University is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus of Art Donald Roberts who died on March 16 at his home in Athens. He served as a professor of art in the Ohio University School of Art from 1953 to 1991.

Mar 20, 2015
Administrators celebrate accomplishments, milestones at Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony
Colleagues, family and members of the Ohio University community gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 180 administrators during the 2015 Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony March 17.

First-ever Bobcat Dash 5k will feature obstacles, special guest
An exciting new On The Green Weekend event, the Bobcat Dash, is a springtime 5k run and walk full of color and obstacles, scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Pepsi Tailgreat Park.

Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO
Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO

Student design selected for Homecoming 2015 logo
The theme for Homecoming 2015, scheduled for Oct. 5-10, is “Same Bricks, Different Stories.” The logo that was selected to illustrate the theme was submitted by junior music production major, Nathan Bodiker.

William Phillis named Hicks Executive in Residence awardee
The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools announced William L. Phillis as the 2014-15 recipient of the Hicks Executive in Residence at The Patton College of Education at Ohio University.

Mar 23, 2015
Athens community invited to RecycleMania Community Day at Athens County Fairgrounds March 28
Community members in Athens and the surrounding area will have the opportunity to bring recyclable items and donations to the RecycleMania Community Recycling Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, at the Athens County Fairgrounds.

Baker Peace Conference to look at Vietnam War 50 years later
The Ohio University Contemporary History Institute will sponsor the annual Baker Peace Conference on Thursday, March 26, and Friday, March 27. The theme is, "The Vietnam War: A Fifty-Year Retrospective."

Lancaster Campus Celebrate Women Speaker Naomi Tutu inspires others to make a difference
Race and Gender Activist Naomi Tutu challenged about 350 women in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre to make a difference in the world. Tutu, the daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu, was the keynote speaker at Ohio University Lancaster’s 9th Annual Celebrate Women conference. Tutu drew on her experience of growing up black and female in apartheid South Africa and told stories of everyday women who did something to make a difference.

Meet the February Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Barb Thomas, the February 2015 Classified Employee of the Month. The administrative associate in the Academic Advancement Center likes Elvis, the Hallmark Channel and her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and can't wait for retirement.

OHIO Collaborative on Aging will unite researchers, educators and students
Ohio University has launched a new Collaborative on Aging to bring together researchers, educators, service providers and students with aging-related interests.

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason fundraiser is April 25
The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration and Athletes in Action will host the fourth annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason on Saturday, April 25.

Registrar updates faculty and staff on spring semester final grades and exams
The following information was provided by University Registrar Debra Benton to OHIO faculty and staff as a reminder about final grades and final examinations.

Mar 24, 2015
Lancaster Campus Deaf Studies program to host Deaf Awareness Days at COSI
The Ohio University Lancaster Deaf Studies and Interpreting program is working with Center of Science and Industry (COSI) to hold Deaf Awareness Days next month.  They will be April 17 and 18.

Ohio University receives "Silver" rating on first STARS report
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is proud to announce that the University has received a “Silver” rating on its first Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System report.

Registration opens for Campus Recreation’s summer day camp
Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation is currently accepting registration for its one-week summer day camps, being offered June 15-July 24 for children ages 6-12.

View the 2014 President's Report online
The 2014 President's Report provides a small glimpse of OHIO's remarkable progress during the past calendar year.

Women's Basketball historic season ends with NCAA Tournament loss
The Ohio women's basketball team completed its best season in school history, falling to Arizona State in the opening round on Saturday.

Mar 25, 2015
$25K awarded at Scripps Innovation Challenge Pitch Day at OHIO
Seven student teams at Ohio University walked away with $25,000 in prizes at Monday’s “Pitch Day” finale of the third annual Scripps Innovation Challenge.

Finals week survival bags back for spring semester, available now
During finals week, a pick-me-up is a welcome gift for stressed students writing papers, finishing projects, and studying for final exams. Thanks to the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board (SAB), Finals Week Survival Bags provide that much-needed study-time support.

OHIO to celebrate outstanding students, organizations at Leadership Awards Gala
Ohio University’s 32nd annual Leadership Awards Gala, celebrating the theme “Inspire,” will be held Wednesday, April 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom with a reception slated for 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.

Ohio University Alumni Association offers free professional headshots to Lancaster Campus students
It’s almost graduation time and students are starting to send their information out to companies in hopes of getting hired.  The Ohio University Alumni Association wants to help soon-to-be alumni during this process and give them some tools to land their dream job.

Scripps alumnus, stalwart supporter inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
Ohio University alumnus Michel du Cille and Mike Philipps, a longtime supporter, partner and friend of the Scripps College of Communication, were officially inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during a March 23 ceremony.

Wealth and Poverty theme week to examine challenges, developments in Appalachia
Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences is hosting a week-long series of events on wealth and poverty in Appalachia Monday, April 6, through Friday, April 10, at various locations on the Athens Campus.

Mar 26, 2015
Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding this spring
Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards provide $128,058 in funding during spring 2015

Business Forum scheduled for March 31
Ohio University Finance and Administration will conduct their next Business Forum on Tuesday, March 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Morton Hall 237.

Lancaster Campus guitar club members teach elementary students to play
Students in the Ohio University Lancaster STRUM Club are spreading their love of the guitar to the next generation.  Each week, they are teaching students at Lancaster’s Tarhe Elementary School how to play.

Mar. 28 network maintenance will affect Blackboard, VoIP & other major online services
Most online services including Internet, Blackboard & VoIP phones will be unavailable for up to an hour between 2am & 4am on Mar 28.

OHIO alumni establish scholarship to honor daughter’s legacy and love of athletics
Rebecca “Becky” Schultz died of cancer in 2012. To honor her enthusiasm for athletics, Michael and Ellen Sostarich established the Rebecca Sostarich Schultz Memorial Scholarship, which supports female athletes graduating from Athens High School who are enrolling at OHIO.

OU-C student to pursue doctoral degree at Northwestern
Chillicothe Campus prepares students for post-graduate success and more news from OU-C

Southern Campus’ students instrumental in success of Red Cross fundraiser
Ohio University Southern electronic media students provided production support for a Red Cross fundraiser, “Dancing with Our Stars,” in Portsmouth, Ohio, last weekend.

Mar 27, 2015
'First Generation' film to show in Baker Center Theatre April 9
The Allen Student Advising Center, in collaboration with student organization We Are First, will host a free screening of the documentary, "First Generation," on Thursday, April 9.

Athens International Film and Video Festival begins April 3
The Athens International Film and Video Festival opens its 42nd edition on April 3, and runs through April 9. With more than 300 films screened throughout the week, the Festival’s program represents a global smorgasboard of works from around the world.

Patton College of Education to relocate to Tupper and Lindley Halls
In May, Patton College of Education occupants will relocate to Tupper and Lindley Halls, as a complete renovation of McCracken Hall is slated to begin in June.

Southern Campus recognizes achievement among nursing faculty
Ohio University Southern celebrated Certified Nurses Day by recognizing several faculty members and welcomed potential nursing students to campus for a program preview day.

The Athena Cinema to screen award-winning documentary 'Actress'
The movie "Actress" been praised by critics and has a special connection for the Athens and Ohio University communities. The Athena will offer three screenings, Tuesday, March 31-Thursday, April 2.