|A glimpse into the past; OHIO Distinguished Professors make their mark|
The rich and bright history of OHIO and the original Distinguished Professor honor recipients truly shaped this University. In honor of Founders Day, celebrated Feb. 17 and 18, Compass looks back at some of the first Distinguished Professors.
|Army ROTC officer training mission increases|
Because of its longtime excellence, the Ohio University Army ROTC program recently had its officer training mission increased from 21 to 28 beginning with this year's freshmen class.
|Boil order for West Green, Baker University Center|
Facilities Management has informed the Athens campus that there is a boil order in effect for West Green and Baker University Center.
|Diversity brown bags to address issues of difference|
Ohio University Diversity Dialogue Brown Bag Series will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 16, with "Recognizing Cultural Identity," from noon-1:30 p.m. in Baker University Center 205.
|Ohio to host MAC women's swimming championships Feb. 23-26|
Ohio University will host the 2011 Mid-American Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. 23-26.
|Residence halls get cooking and get trashy to help United Appeal|
Helping out the Athens community has never been tastier or “trashier.” By selling hot food, asking for “trash to cash” and hosting events, OHIO students living in the residence halls have taken initiative to provide support for the United Appeal campaign.
|South Sudanese official to lecture on birth of new African nation|
After a half century of brutal civil war between north and south in the Republic of Sudan, a referendum tallied this week overwhelmingly supports the creation of the Republic of South Sudan. Jok Madut Jok, a newly appointed South Sudanese official, will speak on the subject at Ohio University on Friday.
|A life of writing, teaching and the stage|
Ohio University’s newest Distinguished Professor, Charles Smith, professor of playwriting, has a reputation for reaching out. He reaches out to his students to create a collaborative learning environment; he reaches out to the community to share his passions and to educate; and he reaches out to the world through his critically acclaimed and internationally performed plays.
|Make OHIO your Valentine|
Have you had an amazing few years on campus? Some of the best? Times you’ll remember the rest of your life? Let Ohio University know how you feel by making Ohio University your Valentine this year.
|OHIO sees increase in media placements|
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual media report and the results are positive. The report quantifies and analyzes 2010 numbers relating to Ohio University in a number of media formats from January through December.
|OUPD investigating gunshot noise|
The Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) is currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred around 6:15 a.m. this morning in the area of the East Green residence halls, close to Tiffin Hall.
|Update to 9 February Urgent Safety Message|
Ohio University police continue to investigate the apparent gunshot heard vicinity East Green this morning by a student in Tiffin Hall.
|"Newswatch In-Depth" to focus on Ohio budget crisis|
WOUB’s “Newswatch: In-Depth: Ohio's Budget Dilemma” will bring lawmakers, officials from state agencies and economic experts together to discuss how state agencies will deal with one of the worst budget crisis’ in history.
|Annual weekend to celebrate Bobcat Sibs|
Both big and little sibs look forward to heading to Ohio University's campus Feb. 18-20 for the annual Sibs Weekend.
|GRIDlab uses animation to translate “the realm of possible” in solar energy capture|
GRIDlab students recently created one of the first University-produced visualizations on solar power satellites. This opportunity will soon be extended to digital media lab across the globe, thanks to an OHIO-initiated international design competition relating to energy collection in space.
|Meet Distinguished Professor Charles Smith|
In honor of his Distinguished Professor Lecture on Feb. 18, part of the Founders Day celebrations, Distinguished Professor Charles Smith discusses his teaching, his plays and his passion.
|OHIO honored for international collaboration|
Higher Education for Development (HED), an educational organization affiliated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has named Scripps College of Communication’s partnership with the University of Guyana its “Partnership of the Month" for January.
|President and Provost invite campus to Founders Day celebration|
President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit cordially invite you to join them for the 2011 Founders Day Commemoration celebrating Ohio University’s distinguished faculty, national award-winning scholars and more than two centuries of academic excellence.
|President signs furlough policy|
On Jan. 25, President Roderick J. McDavis approved Ohio University policy 41.016, the university’s furlough policy, as well as revisions to university policy 1.001, which provides the procedures for adopting and amending policies.
|Proud history and unlimited potential|
In the past, Founders Day has been marked by excitement and ceremony. This year will be no different, with a two-day celebration to welcome the occasion and honor excellence.
|Speaker empowers students to take charge of their sexual health|
Ohio University students gathered in Baker University Theater on Monday to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Kellee Terrell, the news editor of thebody.com.
|Then and Now: The beautiful expressions of a long heritage|
There are places on the Athens campus that seem as permanent as the stone in the ground. But, like Athens and like Ohio University, each monument has a story. Here are the tales of four of them, made possible by University Archivist and Records Manager Bill Kimok.
|Open Budget Forums Feb. 22, 23|
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding invite the Ohio University community to participate in the first set of Open Budget Forums.
|Up Close visits start Friday|
Undergraduate Admissions will host the first of six Ohio University Up Close visitation programs on Friday, Feb. 25. The visit answers questions about the next steps in the path to enrollment.
|A Q&A with new Director of Judiciaries Christopher Harris|
Christopher Harris began as director of university judiciaries on Aug. 23, after leaving the position of assistant director of judicial affairs at Pennsylvania State University. He sat down Ohio University Compass to help OHIO students understand who he is and what his role as director entails.
|CNN's Steve Perry to discuss educational disparity in schools|
Ohio University will host Steve Perry, CNN's education contributor, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Baker University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
|EHS newsletter available online|
Environmental Health & Safety creates an environment to learn, work, visit, and live at OHIO, free from unintentional harm or unnecessary risk. Its winter newsletter, “Campus Connections,” is available online.
|Founders Day honors past, celebrates future|
On Thursday, President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed a crowd that included faculty, staff, students and community members to the Baker University Center Theatre to celebrate Ohio University Founders Day.
|HTC students honor OHIO achievements at Founders Day|
Honors Tutorial College students Cody Vandenberg, Taylor Mirfendereski, David Young, Josh Young and Jordan Sommerlad produced a video of OHIO achievements that was shown during the Founders Day celebration.
|Incentivized early retirement and voluntary separation plans|
On Monday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an e-mail to all Ohio University employees regarding a the Early Retirement Incentive Plans (ERIP) and Voluntary Employment Separation Plans (VESP)
|Photographer Laura Larson to speak in Brown Bag Chats series|
Kennedy Museum of Art is pleased to announce a discussion in its series of Brown Bag Chats. Artist Laura Larson, photography chair and assistant professor at Ohio University, will be talking about her photography in a lunchtime chat at Kennedy Museum of Art on Wednesday, March 9, from noon – 1 p.m.
|University receives $2.4 million grant for study on child language impairments|
An Ohio University-led research team has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study the underlying causes of sentence comprehension problems in children with a condition called specific language impairment (SLI).
|Work group seeks employee comments on holiday break closure|
The Ohio University Holiday Closure Work Group is charged with drafting a recommendation to be given to the Holiday Closure Work Group Oversight Team and needs campus feedback.
|Fulbright Senior Scholar to discuss Hispanics in India|
Rajiv Saxena, a Fulbright Senior Scholar, will deliver, "The Growth and Challenges of Hispanic Studies in India," at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Bentley Hall 129.
During the talk, he will discuss the challenges of studying a culture not native to a particular country.
|Park Place area traffic closure|
The City of Athens announces that the eastbound lane of Park Place (Court St. to University Terrace) will be closed to vehicular traffic while construction occurs near the roadway in front of 15 Park Place.
|Speaking Bobcats having another great season|
The Speaking Bobcats, Ohio University's Forensics Team won 28 individual awards, including six state championship titles, last weekend at the 2011 Ohio Forensic Association Varsity State Championship at Ohio State University, Head Coach Dan West said he couldn't be prouder of his team.
|A place where promise lives|
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis invites the community to read about OHIO achievements in annual President's Report.
|Annual Charlotte Networking Week an event for all|
The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Area Chapter Network will host its eighth annual Charlotte Networking Week in starting Thursday, Feb. 24, and ending Friday, Feb. 25. Approximately 100 Ohio students attended the event last year.
|Bioengineering pioneer accepts Russ Prize|
Leroy Hood of Seattle, Wash., was honored with the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize on Tuesday. The award was created by Ohio University with a gift from alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife, Dolores.
|Inform your fellow Bobcats|
Want your information in Ohio University Compass? Want OHIO to know about an upcoming event? Announcements, the Event Calendar and Accolades sections provide important information for the OHIO community.
|Lot 115 closed Feb. 28-March 1|
Lot 115 near Stocker Center will be closed for parking beginning at 11 p.m. on Monday, February 28 to accommodate events occurring in the area. The lot will remain closed through the end of the day on Tuesday, March 1, or until lot closure signs have been removed.
|Lots 132 and 133 closed Feb. 23-25|
Lots 132 and 133 by Peden Stadium will be closed for parking beginning at 11 PM on Wednesday, February 23 to accommodate events being held in the area.
|NASA study reveals mysteries of neutron star|
Ohio University astrophysicist Madappa Prakash is part of an international team of researchers that have discovered a remarkable state of matter in a high-density neutron star.
|Short films to “shootout” the competition|
For the ninth year in a row, the School of Media Arts and Studies (MDIA) held the 48 Hour Shootout Film Project with 26 teams in the competition that ended Feb. 6 with ascreening of the films at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
|Student Research and Creative Activity Expo seeks participants for May 13 event|
The annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, which will be held Friday, May 13, at the Convocation Center, is a showcase of the innovative research, scholarship, and creative work produced by Ohio University students.
|The "do's" and "don’ts" of meningitis|
Ohio University freshman Caleigh Bourgeois offers tips on how students can protect themselves against meningitis.
|Trustees to meet on Zanesville campus Thursday and Friday|
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday at the University's Zanesville campus.
|Meningitis survivors speak out|
Ten percent of meningitis victims don’t live to tell their stories. Ohio University students Robert and Kevin are among the survivors. Here, they speak out about their experiences.
|OHIO named among top hydrogeology programs|
The Ohio University Department of Geology named one of the top 100 hydrogeology programs in the nation by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).
|OHIO trustees approve retirement incentive plans, discuss renovations|
The Ohio University Board of Trustees heard plans for strategically tackling budgetary challenges and for upgrading many of the university’s residence halls at meetings yesterday and today on the Zanesville campus.
|Ohio Bobcat Club Caravan dates announced|
Get ready Bobcat fans, the third annual Ohio Bobcat Club Caravan is coming to a city near you! This spring, the Ohio Bobcat Club and Ohio University Alumni Association will go from city to city, making 12 stops across Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, hosting events for all Bobcat supporters to enjoy.
|Out-of-State Ambassadors help recruit students to OHIO|
The Out-of-State Ambassadors (OSA) is a student group that participates in recruitment events both on and off campus and serves as a resource to prospective Ohio University students who live outside the state of Ohio.
|President announces ERIP and VESP decision|
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an e-mail to the OHIO community announcing the ERIP and VESP decision.
|Problems in the medicine cabinet, not on the streets|
Stress levels are high and some might believe that resorting to a prescribed pill might help them focus. But, steer clear because the dangers of prescription drug abuse are not worth it. Health, legal and university consequences will follow.
|University launches Center for Entrepreneurship|
Ohio University announced the creation of its Center for Entrepreneurship today. The new Center for Entrepreneurship is a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.