|Administrative and Classified staff professional development seminar set for Feb. 27|
The Ohio University Classified and Administrative senates, with the support from the offices of the President, the Executive Vice President and Provost, and the Vice President for Finance and Administration invite you to attend the professional development seminar scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27 in Baker University Center Ballroom.
|Dinty W. Moore cultivates flash nonfiction for the digital age|
The director of Ohio University's creative writing program discusses the online journal Brevity and his writing process.
|Online registration now available for Celebrate Women, featuring Dr. Jean Kilbourne, on Lancaster Campus [VIDEO]|
Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2014 conference. The event will be held Friday, March 21 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The annual conference is planned in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The focus of the event is to bridge women’s relationships from the areas of community, university and business. The theme for this year’s event is “Stand Up, Stand Out!” and internationally recognized media educator Dr. Jean Kilbourne is the keynote speaker.
|Senior cornerback earns NFL Scouting Combine invite|
Ohio University cornerback Travis Carrie has earned an invitation to the 2014 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, Ind.
|Updates to Faculty and Advising Center bring ease to advising|
Advising for spring semester will be done with fewer hassles thanks to enhancements made to the Ohio University Faculty and Advising Center by the Registrar’s Office and the Office of Information Technology (OIT) within the last few months.
|Alumna with strong ties to OHIO, Athens, supports University’s Appalachian Scholars Program|
Susan Ackerman, who graduated in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in education, has established the Ackerman Appalachian Scholarship. The funds will support students accepted into the Appalachian Scholars Program.
|Bobcat Essentials and Technology Depot to combine retail operations in Baker University Center|
In their ongoing effort to better serve OHIO’s campus customers and guests, Bobcat Essentials and Technology Depot are combining into a unified retail operation that will offer everything from textbooks and computers to academic supplies, digital accessories and apparel.
|Co-founder of reddit.com coming to Ohio University|
Co-founder of reddit.com coming to Ohio University
|Ohio University Press to begin 50th anniversary celebration Feb. 16|
Ohio University Press will celebrate its 50th year this year and the celebration will run Feb. 16-22. The week titled "Ohio University Press Week," will include promotions and events.
|Russ Prize winner Wynne to lecture on breakthrough discovery behind LASIK surgery|
Dr. James J. Wynne, recipient of the 2013 Russ Prize, will discuss his role in developing the pulsed ultraviolet excimer laser, the technology behind LASIK and PRK vision correction surgeries, on Thurs., Feb. 20, from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Ohio University’s Baker University Center Theatre.
|Staffing changes in Facilities announced|
Senior Associate Vice President for IT and Administrative Services Joseph Lalley announced several changes in the Facilities organization today.
|Student Success Center knocks down walls|
Success Center earns its name and expands services plus other news from the Chillicothe Campus
|Task force recommends increasing faculty compensation|
Members of the Faculty Total Compensation Task Force recommend moving the average salary for tenure-track faculty, over the next three years, to rank third among four-year public universities in the state of Ohio, according to information released in the task force’s Feb. 6 report.
|Todd Myers appointed new chair of Department Engineering Technology and Management|
Associate Professor Todd Myers has been appointed chair of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Department of Engineering Technology and Management (ETM), effective July 1. He succeeds Professor Peter Klein, who will begin early retirement after almost 24 years of service to Ohio University.
|Winter Dance Concert to be held Feb. 21-22|
The Dance Division at Ohio University presents its annual Winter Dance Concert at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21 and 22 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
|1804 Fund Projects Provide Opportunities, Research|
Seed funding for innovative projects opens the door for new possibilities to impact students’ academic experiences. OHIO’s 1804 Fund grant program provides the resources to get these unique ideas and initiatives off the ground.
|Alumnus supports OHIO's Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program and continues a tradition of community service|
The restaurant, hotel and tourism industry is one of today’s fastest growing industries. To keep pace with the demand for industry professionals, Ohio University alumnus Rennick Andreoli and his wife, Dee, established the Rennick A. and Dee Andreoli Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Scholarship and have also provided support funding for the Patton College of Education’s Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program.
|An update on COMP2014|
The Compensation 2014 project team (COMP 2014) continues to make progress towards achieving the project objectives by its Dec. 1, 2014 deadline.
|Athens Middle School students sweep Russ College-hosted regional math competition|
Facing opponents from four other Southeast Ohio middle schools, the MATHCOUNTS team from Athens Middle School brought home first-place trophies in the individual, team and countdown-round events Saturday in the MATHCOUNTS regional contest hosted by Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology in the Academic & Research Center.
|College of Business Launches International Study Experience for MBA Student|
College of Business's Center for International Business and Graduate Programs Partner to Bring Global Opportunities to Students
|Donate to your favorite cause through Race for a Reason|
The O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason brings together caring and giving people to raise money for the charity of their choice. Graduate student Eric Shainock has been fundraising, along with his classmates, to support a local family in need.
|Guest Lecturer Meredith Pizzi to conduct Entrepreneurship for Artists Feb. 27 & 28|
Guest lecturer Meredith Pizzi MT-BC will be on campus to speak to College of Fine Arts faculty and Ohio University students about Entrepreneurship for Artists from Feb. 27 – 28.
|OHIO faculty member, two students named as panelists for Feb. 20 Soledad O’Brien event|
Dr. Arthur Cromwell and Ohio University seniors Seaira Christian-Daniels and Tessa Scott have been named panelists in the “Soledad O’Brien Presents Black in America” event slated for 5 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20.
|OHIO’s Impact: Power of Bobcat Nation reflected in alumni’s contributions to the University and the state|
Ohio University’s recently released economic impact report illustrates that OHIO’s economic impact is strengthened by its alumni, many of whom opt to stay in the state of Ohio after graduation and continue to support the University and its students.
|President will be Feb. 20 guest on WATH-AM 970|
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH-AM's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.
|Second Bobcat Coffee Hour is Feb. 20|
The second of four scheduled Ohio University Bobcat Coffee Hours will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor.
|Students belt their tunes, bust their moves at Apollo Night Variety Show|
Ohio University held its the Apollo Night Variety Show, a talent competition modeled after “Amateur Night at the Apollo,” on Feb. 7 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|University community invited to Distinguished Professor Lecture Feb. 24|
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit invited the University community via e-mail to this year’s Distinguished Professor Lecture, Monday, Feb. 24, beginning with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in Alden Library’s Class of 1951 Lounge.
|A reminder from Human Resources about annual performance reviews|
University policy requires that performance evaluations are completed annually for all administrative and professional (A&P) and classified non-bargaining unit staff.
|Alumni Association successful with A Dinner with 12 Strangers|
Students gathered on February 9 to discuss their host’s past and the students’ future. A Dinner With 12 Strangers, a reoccurring event sponsored by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA), is an opportunity for students to strengthen their ties with alumni, learn about the possibilities after their time at Ohio University, and network with these professionals to help make their transition into the “real world” a bit easier.
|Career & Leadership Development Center implementing changes|
The Career & Leadership Development Center has implemented several changes in the past few
semesters to better help students in their quests to future careers.
|Finalists announced for southeastern Ohio’s 2013 Innovation Awards|
Forty-six entrepreneurs and innovators are finalists for the 2013 Innovation Awards, which celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. The winners in each of the six categories will be announced on Tuesday, March 18.
|How a secret garden can teach the community about sustainability|
Environmental studies graduate student Sarah Minkin pursues research and education initiatives to support sustainability.
|New hybrid vehicles added to University rental fleet|
Two brand new white 2014 Honda Insight Hybrids have joined the fleet to replace the highly sought after hybrid models previously rented out by Ohio University Transportation Services.
|OHIO Safe and Secure: Responding to hazardous spills|
For Ohio University departments that use potentially hazardous chemicals and materials, coming in contact with danger can be as simple as dropping a bottle or tipping over a beaker.
|OHIO students to participate in Good Works WALK|
The 12th annual Good Works WALK is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 22, in uptown Athens and will raise funds for Good Works’ Timothy House, the only homeless shelter in a nine-county region.
|Police training academy students make the grade|
Program makes its mark in the region and other news from the Chillicothe Campus
|Scripps alumni support of innovation, ideas|
Ohio University couple Andy Alexander and Beverly Jones, both seasoned professionals in the communications industry, believe one thing will always be constant: change. That’s why they recently committed to establishing three funds through their estate that will help OHIO’s Scripps College of Communication and The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs keep pace with the future of innovative thinking, projects and technology.
|Smart Phone Apps for Spring Break|
Make sure you download these smart phone applications that will guarantee the best local restaurants, instantly call a cab, and help pay friends back for a dinner check that didn’t get split.
|The Iron Man of Eastern Campus|
After a half-century and three retirements, Mike McTeague proves the only constant is change.
|Electrical engineering alumnus crosses the country to give back and re-energize Ohio industry|
A Silicon Valley venture capitalist and distinguished electrical engineering graduate of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology recently visited campus for a week as part of his mission to revive industry in Ohio.
|Empowering Women of Ohio Week begins Feb. 24|
The Empowering Women of Ohio (EWO), a group focused on the celebration of womankind, will sponsor "Empowering Women of Ohio Week," Feb. 24-28. This is a week of events designed to celebrate the rights of women and celebrate their differences and the good they have brought into the world.
|Freshman ISE student’s social media fame takes him all the way to Super Bowl halftime|
Ohio University freshman engineering student Logan Paul had a special assignment for Super Bowl XLVIII: Inspire viewers to #GetHyped for the Pepsi Halftime Show.
|OHIO staffers to showcase their talents at annual faculty pageant|
Ohio University faculty and staff will be showing off their talents at the fifth annual Ava Nichols' Faculty Pageant from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
|Ohio University Press celebrates 50th anniversary with open house|
As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, the Ohio University Press staffers welcomed the public into their office space for an open house on Feb. 21. This was an exciting conclusion to Ohio University Press Week.
|Parking restrictions in effect at Convocation Center during high school basketball tournaments|
A series of high school basketball tournament games played at the Convocation Center from Feb. 28 through March 15 will affect parking in lot 129 underneath the Convocation Center. All vehicles must be removed from lot 129 under the Convocation Center by the closure time, or they will be towed.
|Public forums to be held to gather feedback on South Green Drive extension plan|
The public is invited to give their feedback about plans to extend South Green Drive from its current end point near the New Life Assembly church, to connect with Mill Street.
|Russ Prize recipient details breakthrough technology behind LASIK and its future as smart scalpel for skin|
In a Stocker Lecture presented by the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, 2013 Russ Prize recipient James J. Wynne discussed his contribution to the discovery of laser ablative photodecomposition, the technology behind LASIK and PRK vision correction surgeries, on Thursday at Baker University Center Theatre.
|School of Music Chamber Orchestra Prepares for NYC Tour|
The School of Music announced that the Chamber Orchestra will be embarking on a special NYC tour to take place during OU’s spring break on March 1-4 that kicks-off with a performance in Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Feb. 27.
|Student Interest in Guitar Continues to Grow on Lancaster Campus|
If you think you’ve noticed a lot of students with guitars on the Lancaster Campus lately, you are not imagining things. What started out as a small student organization based around learning to play the guitar has turned into the largest folk guitar class for non-music majors on any Ohio University campus.
|Students to learn about region during alternative spring break|
The Ohio University Campus Involvement Center, in conjunction with Rural Action and the United Campus
Ministries, is proud to offer its second annual "Go Beyond Athens: Spring Break Service Trip," a trip that focuses on the environmental and social issues affecting Southeast Ohio.
|18 students to spend spring semester studying in Rome|
Eighteen Ohio University students will spend Spring Break in Rome, the Eternal City. From the first day, they’ll roam its historic center and periphery, exploring imperial temples and the Colosseum; Christian catacombs, churches, and the Vatican museums; as well as monuments and boulevards from the Fascist era.
|Be on the lookout: Amphibians crossing the road|
“We timed this just perfectly. Do you know what’s going to happen tomorrow? Do you know what’s happening today?” asked Dr. Scott Moody. “All those frogs and salamanders are just sticking their noses out. They are sensing the increasing temperature."
|Compass emails to take Spring Break hiatus|
In observance of Ohio University Spring Break, March 3-7, Compass emails will not be distributed during that week.
|Contemporary history: The Cross and the Sword, Feb. 27|
The Contemporary History Institute welcomes one of its own, alumni Dr. Jeremy Hatfield, who will speak on Thursday, Feb. 27, in Baker 242 at 4:30 p.m. to open the Spring Semester Lecture Series.
|Dr. Jean Kilbourne interviewed about upcoming presentation on Lancaster Campus [AUDIO]|
Dr. Jean Kilbourne is not alone anymore. But 40-some years ago that was not the case. In the late, 1960s, Kilbourne started studying the connection between advertising and several public health issues, including violence against women, eating disorders and addiction. At the time, her ideas were thought of as radical. Today more people are recognizing the issue as a real problem in our society.
|Executive power: From the politics of hope to the politics of frustration|
Months before debate erupted over the concept of the “imperial presidency” and “executive orders,” Dr. Kevin Mattson was at the Roosevelt Institute in Ireland detailing a view that the power asserted by FDR and used by LBJ was undermined by the Vietnam War—and that liberals are unlikely to sustain its return.
|Great job Carlotta Hensler!|
Compass features a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation.
|Hicks: Climate change is more than one weather event|
“A friend recently mentioned to me that he was having trouble believing in global warming after the record-setting cold weather this year. This reminded me that I had recently heard news of a record heat wave at the Australian Open tennis match,” writes Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Ohio University Professor of Physics, in the Columbus Dispatch.
|How a meteorologist sees climate change, Feb. 27|
Dr. Ryan Fogt presents “How a Meteorologist sees Climate Change” on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens.
|March 1 power outage rescheduled|
In recognition of several scheduled campus events, leadership in Facilities Management has elected to reschedule the outage by dividing it into two shorter outages over this coming weekend.
|Miner on CBC: Ukrainians need united support to make their own choice|
“If we are talking about Ukrainians making their own choice, they need support from the outside world, and they need it united,” said Dr. Steven Miner on CBC Canadian Radio.
|OHIO Dance Division Hosts East-Central American College Dance Festival March 2-5|
The Ohio University Division of Dance announced that they would host the East-Central American College Dance Festival from March 2-5 on the Athens campus and offers 5 free performances during the conference.
|Professionals train students in historical document handling|
Staff from the Athens County Historical Society and Museum visited Ohio University’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology on Feb. 12 to provide a special training session for a dozen Arts & Sciences undergraduate students involved in the Appalachia Population History Project.
|Program allows faculty, staff to use university plane for research travel|
Program allows faculty, staff to use university plane for research travel
|Student takes second in National Council for Black Studies contest|
Ben Braddock ’15, majoring in Psychology and African American Studies, earned second place in the National Council for Black Studies College Student Essay Contest in February.
|Three tips to avoid malware|
Keep your devices updated, use anti-virus software, and learn how to recognize social engineering schemes.
|Top 10 Reasons Students should use the Calendar of University Events|
Have you ever spent time wondering what activities and events are taking place around your university? Well, you can find what you’re looking for in one spot! The OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) is an easy, free way to find out what is taking place on campus to maximize your college experience and help you get involved.
|‘Critical Resistance in the Digital Age’ series planned|
The Making and Breaking the Law theme group is coordinating a series of events on the theme of “Critical Resistance in the Digital Age” in Spring 2014.
|Branding OHIO through its website: Part 3|
Our website is an open door to all that the University has to offer – a virtual extension of the physical locations. The front door provides the best opportunity for Ohio University to make an initial impression that explains who we are and helps users find what they need.
|Deane Webb named Ohio Volleyball head coach|
Ohio University Athletics Director Jim Schaus named Deane Webb as the head coach of the Bobcats Women's Volleyball program Wednesday evening. He is the winningest head coach in Belmont University history.
|Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery supports programs with potential for University-wide impact|
Trustees of The Ohio University Foundation approved $100,000 of Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery support to fund four projects that benefit OHIO students, faculty, and staff at the Athens campus at their February 2014 meeting. The Konneker Fund supports innovative initiatives designed to advance undergraduate learning, research and graduate education that will have university-wide impact.
|Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: NFocus Executive Vice President Benjy Uhl|
When Benjy Uhl started college nearly 20 years ago at Ohio University Lancaster, he knew he wanted to go into business or marketing. Now, as executive vice president at NFocus in Lancaster, Uhl has put his knowledge of both of those fields to use by helping build an international data company from the ground up.
|Latest news from the Chillicothe Campus|
Scholarship endowment opens doors of opportunity, spring break plans and other news
|OHIO charitable at 5th Annual “Bare on the Bricks”|
More than 400 Ohio University students gathered at Baker University Center on Feb. 22 for the 5th Annual “Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile” charity event. Students donated clothing and funds to local charities totaling 40 bags of clothing and more than $2,100, an increase from last year.
|OHIO earns high marks feedback in accreditation systems portfolio review|
Ohio University is in good standing in the process to reaffirmation of accreditation, according to the findings of a Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Systems Appraisal review that was returned to the University at the beginning of the month.
|OHIO faculty, administrators show off talents during benefit pageant (PHOTO ESSAY)|
Marc Barr and his company of glow stick dancers defeated six other Ohio University faculty members and administrators to win the fifth annual Ava Nichols' Faculty Pageant.
|RecycleMania: Halfway done, 190,000 pounds of waste collected|
By the end of this week, the annual multi-university recycling challenge known as RecycleMania will be halfway over. Already, Ohio University is off to a running start. In two weeks, Recyclemania has collected 190,000 lbs of materials. If this pace continues for the entire eight weeks, about 750,000 lbs ( or about three-quarters of a million) of waste could be recycled, says Andrew Ladd, Campus Recycling and Refuse manager.
|Reddit co-founder and Imgur founder inspire next generation of Internet entrepreneurs|
To Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit, “entrepreneur is just French for ‘Has ideas, does them.’”
His loose translation constituted the motivational theme for Monday’s stop — which featured special guest and Imgur founder Alan Schaaf, BSCS’ 10 — on Ohanian’s 77-university tour to promote his new book, Without Their Permission, to inspire attendees to start implementing their business ideas now, while they have the luxury of time, flexibility and a creative environment as students.
|Rock for Tots scholarship endowment continues event’s theme of assisting area youth|
A local musical fund-raising endeavor is extending its impact in a manner that strikes a chord with area youth by utilizing higher education to open doors for prospective students. The Rock for Tots, Inc. OU-C Scholarship Endowment, housed within The Ohio University Foundation, will provide financial support for an incoming Ohio University-Chillicothe freshman student from the region who demonstrates financial need and academic aptitude.
|University announces special weekend dates for next two years|
Ohio University has released the Family Weekend dates for the next two academic years.
|What's in a name? Ask the Bobcat Depot...|
Bobcat Essentials and the Tech Depot are coming together, and so are their names. The new, combined operation will be called the Bobcat Depot.