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May 1, 2014
Compass emails to take one-week hiatus, May 5-11
Compass emails will not be distributed May 5-11. The website will still be updated with the latest news during that period.

Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones will be guest on WATH-AM 970 May 6
Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH-AM's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 6.

Determination not excuses leads to Zanesville student’s success
Ohio University Zanesville student Breana Massie overcame the challenges of Spina Bifida and starting a family to earn her degree.

Heritage College counting down to May 10 Commencement
Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will hold its Commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 10, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. Its awards ceremony will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Friday, May 9, at TailGreat Park.

Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation to celebrate 455 graduates
This Friday evening 455 degrees will be recognized at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington. Approximately 160 of the graduates will participate in the Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Honors Convocation Ceremony.  The ceremony will be held in the Brasee Hall Gymnasium on the Lancaster Campus.

Making the Difference series archive
The purpose of the “Making the Difference” series is to highlight the ways in which OHIO staff and faculty are making a difference – on campus, in the community, in their fields and around the world.

Mechanical engineering student’s big idea earns him national innovation fellowship
When it comes to big ideas, Ohio University mechanical engineering student John Herbert is full of them – and the energy to take them on.

New weight area to be added to Ping Center
When Ohio University students return to the Ping Center next fall, they will be welcomed back with a new weight space that more than doubles the square footage currently available.

Part of Race Street to be closed May 5-9
Race Street from University Terrace to North McKinley Avenue will be closed Monday, May 5, through Friday, May 9, while work is being completed in the area.

Russ College students plan summer break full of learning experiences
When Ohio University’s spring semester ends next week, some students will head for the comforts of home. But many Russ College students will use the break from classes to get hands on with their engineering and technology learning studies.

Student employee summer workload limits released
As spring semester draws to an end, departments are reminded that the 28 hour per week limit for student employees applies to the upcoming summer break.

University announces new bachelor’s program in technical operations management
Ohio University has added a new bachelor of science program in technical operations management to begin in fall 2014. Applications will be accepted starting in May.<br />

Video series launches explaining The OHIO Guarantee
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is rolling out a series of short videos designed to answer basic questions about The OHIO Guarantee.

Zanesville graduate uses campus support to achieve her dream
Among the Zanesville Campus’ approximately 300 graduates will be Angela Berry – a woman who has always wanted to be a teacher and who is now achieving that dream, thanks to her perseverance and the support she received from her peers and educators who helped her through her rocky road to success.

May 2, 2014
Copeland Hall steam outage scheduled
Copeland Hall steam outage scheduled for early evening of May 4 through the evening of May 5.

Graduate Commencement speaker tells graduates to become an Athenian
Ohio University conferred about 1,000 graduate degrees during its 2014 Graduate Commencement ceremony Friday morning in the Convocation Center. Commencement speaker Aimee Edmondson urged the graduates to become Athenians and not Visigoths.

Register now for 'On the Green' Weekend
The Ohio University Alumni Association's all-alumni reunion weekend is just around the corner. The OUAA is bringing alumni to Athens for a "Spring Homecoming" featuring academics and the arts May 30 through June 1.

Save the date: "Your Passport to The OHIO Guarantee"
The Ohio University community is invited to the Sept. 10 event "Your Passport to The OHIO Guarantee" to learn more about OHIO's new innovative tuition and fee program.

Zaneville’s Hannah Nissen recognized for student advising
Hannah Nissen, associate professor of early childhood education at Ohio University Zanesville, was honored with the 2014 Chapman/Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award.

May 3, 2014
Class of 2014 joins Ohio University alumni family
More than 3,000 undergraduates penned the last chapter in their academic journey at Ohio University and were welcomed into the University’s alumni family at Commencement ceremonies Saturday on the Athens Campus.

May 5, 2014
A look back at Undergraduate Commencement (PHOTOS)
There were plenty of smiles and cheers and even a few tears this past weekend as more than 3,000 undergraduates capped off their academic journey at Ohio University during Commencement ceremonies held Saturday, May 3, on the Athens Campus.

Elizabeth Sayrs CV
This is the curricula vitae for Elizabeth Sayrs.

Five candidates for OHIO Dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education announced
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit is pleased to announce that a search committee has put forward five candidate finalists for the position of Dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. The candidates will have the opportunity to speak with the University community during open forums with faculty, staff, and students during interviews this month.

How DNA barcoding can boost quality control for medical plant products
Professor Allan Showalter has worked with a collaborator in Pakistan to sequence specific segments of DNA for 43 plants commonly used in herbal medicines and to create a database of findings.

Jeff Giesey CV
This is the curricula vitae for Jeff Giesey.

Jerry Miller CV
This is the curricula vitae for Jerry Miller.

Linda Rice CV
This is the CV for Linda Rice.

More than 112,500 pills collected during Community Disposal Day on Lancaster Campus
New partnerships have helped make the 2014 Community Disposal Day and Drug Drop Off event held at Ohio University Lancaster one of the most successful thus far. More than 112,500 pills were collected during the four hour event held on Saturday, April 26. Last year 83,252 pills were collected.

Peter Mather CV
This is the curricula vitae for Peter Mather.

Take a closer look at Graduate Commencement [PHOTOS]
Ohio University said goodbye to about 1,000 graduate students at the Friday, May 2, Graduate Commencement ceremony in the Convocation Center. Take a look at some of the photos.

May 6, 2014
Acclaimed organic lawn care and gardening professional to present at The Ridges on May 20
The Athens Soil and Water Conservation District, Community Food Initiatives and OHIO Office of Sustainability have partnered to assist local residents and professionals in their efforts to transition to organic lawns and gardens.

Ohio University Eastern honors 2014 graduating class
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, scholarship recipients and student leaders at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

May 7, 2014
Innovative OHIO investment initiative follows sustainable practices
A new $4 million initiative funded by The Ohio University Foundation is the first of its kind to combine student’s working knowledge of investments with sustainable practices.

OHIO creates diverse influence in community
When Athens native Teresa Montle moved from the country and into the city of Athens three years ago, it was so her young daughter Annamarie could attend East Elementary and experience a more diverse student population. The diverse environment is created largely in part by Ohio University, she believes.

Part of Richland Avenue to be closed Monday, May 12
Columbia Gas will be closing Richland Avenue between West Green Drive and President Street at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 12.

Zanesville's Devereaux Poling named outstanding professor
Devereaux Poling, an associate professor at the Zanesville Campus, has been selected for the Ohio University Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor Award.

May 8, 2014
Emeriti Park to see improvements this summer
Visitors to Emeriti Park next to Baker University Center will see a temporary interruption to the serenity of the area this summer, as several construction improvements are underway, including pond dredging and additional lighting features.

History assistant professor named Lancaster Campus "Professor of the Year"
Assistant Professor of History Mark Nevin is the 2014 Professor of the Year at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington. It was announced at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 2.<br />

Ohio Softball pitcher tosses perfect game to advance team to MAC Championship 
Sophomore pitcher Savannah Jo Dorsey threw a perfect game as the No. 5-seed Bobcats toppled the No. 1-seed Ball State, 3-0, in a 2014 MAC Tournament game on Thursday. The championship game is Friday.

May 9, 2014
Graduate student discusses her research on health in Ecuador [SLIDESHOW]
Second-year doctoral student Diana Marvel conducted research in rural Ecuador during summer 2013. She was the program assistant for the Service-Learning in Ecuador program.

OHIO, Athens plan multiple construction projects near campus this summer
Multiple construction projects across Ohio University’s Athens Campus are taking place this summer, with the goal of having minimal disruption to events and activities taking place.

The OHIO Guarantee: An innovative, transparent approach to managing college affordability
President Roderick J. McDavis wrote this op-ed for The Toldeo Blade, which was published May 6, explaining OHIO's innovative new approach to tuition and fees with The OHIO Guarantee.

University and Athens communities invited to discuss disability strategic plan
The Presidential Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) invites the Ohio University community to provide their comments and feedback on a proposed 10-year strategic plan aimed at addressing improvements to the University’s accessibility efforts.

May 11, 2014
Ohio Softball wins MAC Tournament and draws Lexington Regional
The Mid-American Conference Tournament champion Bobcats will battle No. 14 seed Kentucky on Friday, May 16 in the Lexington Regional.

Travis Carrie selected on day three of the NFL Draft
Senior cornerback Travis Carrie was selected by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round of the 2014 NFL Draft.<br />

May 12, 2014
Appalachian Scholar credits OHIO for opening doors and supporting personal growth
Appalachian Scholar credits OHIO for opening doors and supporting personal growth

OHIO Softball headed to NCAA Championship
The team's road to the 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series will begin Friday, May 16, in Kentucky.

OHIO students say "Thank You, Faculty & Staff!"
OHIO students say "Thank You, Faculty & Staff!"

OHIO’s Gospel Voices of Faith celebrate 40th anniversary at OHIO’s On The Green Weekend
OHIO’s Gospel Voices of Faith celebrate 40th anniversary at OHIO’s On The Green Weekend

OUAA’s Hosts “Play on the Green” Golf Outing at Inaugural “On The Green Weekend”
OUAA’s Hosts “Play on the Green” Golf Outing at Inaugural “On The Green Weekend”

Parking Lot 127 partially closed May 13 to 16
A portion of Parking Lot 127 near the Convocation Center will be partially closed at 11 p.m., May 13 to accommodate an event occurring in the area. The lot will remain closed through the end of the day on Friday, May 16.

Top D.O. urges Heritage College grads to embrace change, tradition
Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., addressed the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's 112 new osteopathic physicians during Saturday's Commencement.

May 13, 2014
Chillicothe Campus celebrates graduation
Talk by distinguished alum Julia Lyddon Gourley highlights occasion and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

University to incorporate survey feedback into AQIP action projects
The majority of Ohio University’s faculty and staff participated in a comprehensive survey conducted spring semester, and the University plans to incorporate some of the feedback from that survey into its AQIP action projects.

May 14, 2014
East Green residence halls service update
Repairs to a utility tunnel on Ohio University's East Green continue. Electric and hot water service has been restored to Gamertsfelder Hall. Electric and steam service remains shut off to Bush, Washington, Tiffin, Biddle and Perkins Hall.

Lancaster Campus mourns the passing of Dean Emeritus John Furlow
The Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington community is mourning the loss of Dean Emeritus Dr. John Furlow. Furlow died on May 13 at the age of 74.  Dr. Furlow was an Assistant Professor of History, Associate Dean and Dean at OUL from 1993 to 2011.

OHIO employees invited to 'Digital Leadership' presentation
All Ohio University employees are invited to a professional development presentation on social media and technology from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 22, in the Baker University Center Theatre.

Section of Richland Avenue closed for gas line project
Columbia Gas has closed Richland Avenue between West Green Drive and President Street.

UCM unveils new OHIO Guarantee video
In a effort to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about the new, innovative tuition and fee structure named The OHIO Guarantee, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is announcing the second video launched as part of a series designed to answer basic questions.

Video series captures the experience of living with chronic illness
After media scholar Jenny Nelson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2010, she encountered two types of stories about the disorder, and neither of them felt right.

VisCom’s Sara Lewkowicz wins Sony’s WPA Photographer of the Year, $25K
Sara Lewkowicz, a graduate student in OHIO's School of Visual Communication, has been named the Sony World Photography Awards Photographer of the Year and is one of seven students nationwide selected for a $2,000 scholarship through the National Press Photographers Association.

May 15, 2014
Community invited to comment on disability, accessibility strategic plan at OHIO
The Presidential Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PADCAP) is seeking input from the Ohio University community about a proposed 10-year strategic plan designed to address accessibility improvements.

OHIO Spring and Summer Showcases welcome prospective students to campus
As spring gets into full swing, Undergraduate Admissions, academic colleges and departments, and other student services prepare to welcome high school students to Athens for OHIO's Spring Showcase on Friday, May 16.

OHIO’s “On the Green Weekend” features arts-based events
OHIO’s “On the Green Weekend” features arts-based events

“A Night in Athens… in Pittsburgh”
“A Night in Athens… in Pittsburgh”

May 16, 2014
Patton College hosts reception for ambassador to the U.S. for Botswana
The Patton College of Education honored Her Excellency Tebelelo Mazile Seretse, ambassador to the United States for the Republic of Botswana, at a reception Thursday, May 1.

May 19, 2014
Accurso named Most Outstanding Performer at MAC outdoor meet
Senior Juli Accurso was named Most Outstanding Track Performer while leading the Bobcats on the final day of the MAC Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Athens.

Great job Margaret Clifton!
Meet May 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Margaret Clifton.

Michael Scheuermann
Michael Scheuermann

New Bachelor’s Degree Programs Available at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will offer two new bachelor’s degree programs beginning this fall.  Students will be able to complete four-year degrees in biology and social work.

OHIO Dean of Fine Arts makes announcement about Monomoy Theatre
This message is to communicate an important decision that has been reached regarding Ohio University's lease with the Monomoy Theatre in Chatham, Massachusetts.

OHIO's strategic planning efforts include non-renewal of Monomoy Theatre lease
For 57 years, Ohio University has appreciated the rich theatrical experience afforded through its partnership with the Monomoy Theatre, the City of Chatham, Mass., and, more recently, the University of Hartford.

Ohio University alumni honored at 31st annual State Government Luncheon
More than 150 Ohio University alumni were honored at 31st annual State Government Luncheon in Columbus on May 13 for their work in public service.

Open forums for OHIO Dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education continue this week
Two candidates for Ohio University’s Dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education will have an opportunity to speak with the University community during open forums with faculty, staff and students this week.

Provost announces three candidates for new position of OHIO Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit is pleased to announce that a search committee chaired by David Koonce, assistant dean for OHIO’s Graduate College, and Joseph Lalley, senior associate vice president of technologies and administration in OHIO’s Office of Finance and Administration, working in conjunction with search firm Brill-Neumann of Boston, Mass., have selected three finalists who will interview on campus for the new position of Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation. 

SIDE diversity training expands reach to Cleveland
Because Ohio University places a high priority on the importance of diversity education, the Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education was held on the Athens Campus for the fifth consecutive year.

May 20, 2014
Geologist Alycia Stigall uses clam-like brachiopod to learn how species compete, survive, or face extinction
Stigall, an associate professor of geological sciences, investigates patterns of extinction and species formation over time, including during several of the major extinction events that have happened on Earth.

Heritage College's James works with Ohio panel on strategies to increase diversity in health care workforce
What are the most effective ways of recruiting more minorities into Ohio’s health care workforce? Calvin James, who for more than two decades has been involved in such initiatives at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, shared some successful strategies with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio recently.

Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children receives $900,000 grant
Integrating Professionals for Appalachian Children (IPAC) has been awarded a federal grant of nearly $1 million to help connect southeast Ohio families with primary care providers and to strengthen and expand IPAC programs that improve access to essential health care services for children.

South Green Drive to temporarily close May 22-30
South Green Drive from University Terrace to Adams Hall will be closed while work is being completed in the area. This work will take place from Thursday, May 22 – Friday, May 30.

May 21, 2014
Discounted faculty, staff meal plans available through Aug. 20
For a limited time, Ohio University faculty and staff can purchase a meal plan for the upcoming school year at 2013-2014 prices. This early-bird offer runs through August 20.

Move-out weekend yields 23 tons of reusable goods
Ohio University Refuse and Recycling Manager Andrew Ladd reported that 23.5 pounds of furniture, clothes and other reusable goods were collected during move-out weekend earlier this month.

May 22, 2014
All-Emeriti Reception during 'On the Green Weekend'
The Ohio University Alumni Association welcomes past, present and future members of the OHIO family to the All-Emeriti Reception on May 31 as part of “On the Green Weekend.” Sponsored by the Ohio University Emeriti Association, the reception is a chance for members of the Association and the public to mingle with honored members.

Classified Senate 25th anniversary celebration relocated to Grover Center Atrium
Classified Senate will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Tuesday, June 3, with a rededication of the Canada Red Cherry Tree in Emeriti Park that was planted in 2000 in honor of the organization's 10th anniversary.

Competition to award winning team overseas travel
The Ohio University Global Health Case Competition is an opportunity for OHIO graduate and undergraduate students to research global health issues and develop innovative solutions to some of today’s global health challenges. The winning team will be awarded sponsored travel to participate in an overseas global health activity in which they will implement their solution.

Cruise In at the Convo raises funds, welcomes classic cars
The OHIO Alumni Varsity Band joined forces with regional vintage automobile enthusiasts last Saturday at the fourth annual Cruise In at the Convo, where over $1500 was raised to support various Ohio University Marching Band Society and Friends initiatives.

Daughter of OIT employee named national finalist in Google competition
Emi Olin, daughter of OIT employee Mikio Olin, has been named a national finalist in the 2014 Doodle 4 Google competition.

Media Deserts Project by OHIO’s Ferrier touted during Big Ideas Conference
Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for innovation at the Scripps College of Communication, addressed the challenge of “A World-Class Newspaper in Every State” during a panel conversation at the 10 Big Ideas for America conference May 15-16 in Washington, D.C.

Ohio names Stephens senior associate AD for external operations
Ohio University Athletics has named Michael Stephens as its senior associate athletics director for external operations. His first official day is June 16.

Under the Elms concert series to change locations
The Under the Elms 2014 summer concert series will temporarily relocate to another outdoor venue on College Green due to construction scheduled to place this summer.

May 23, 2014
Barbina named men’s basketball coach at Eastern Campus
Jordan Barbina has been named the new men’s basketball coach at his collegiate alma mater — Ohio University Eastern.

Southern Campus to broadcast nation’s oldest Memorial Day parade
The Electronic Media department at Ohio University Southern will film the 146th Annual Memorial Day Parade that takes place on Monday, May 26 in Ironton, Ohio. It will be broadcast on the Ohio University Southern Channel 25 and digital Channel 96.4 for local subscribers of Time Warner Cable system beginning Wednesday, May 28.

State of the Region Conference at OHIO highlights region’s manufacturing industry
Business and community leaders across Southeastern Ohio discussed the state of the Appalachian region’s manufacturing sector as it relates to the national economy in Ohio University’s Walter Hall on May 20, and heard a mix of success stories as well as challenges rife with opportunities to overcome.

May 27, 2014
Lancaster Campus adjunct professor uses technology to bring costumes to life
Viewers of the next exhibition at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will be able to travel through cinematic time thanks to interactive technology programmed by an Ohio University Lancaster Alumna and Adjunct Professor. The costumes in Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 will come to life as visitors play short clips from movies on an iPad stationed in each gallery. The augmented reality application was designed and developed by Carol Abbott of Lancaster.

OHIO Police Chief Powers updates campus about alarm service
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew D. Powers sent the following message to the Athens staff on Tuesday, May 27, updating them about a change in alarm service.

Student playwright explores military issues in new works
Graduate student Bianca Sams received a Student Enhancement Award to conduct research on sexual assault and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Tech Savvy Conference hosts middle-school girls and parents [PHOTOS]
Ohio University's first-ever Tech Savvy conference invited 54 middle-school girls from 13 counties in Ohio and West Virginia to learn more about the rewarding careers that math, science and engineering have to offer.

May 28, 2014
Accurso and Brown qualify for NCAA track and field regional
Senior distance runner Juli Accurso and junior thrower Donyelle Brown have qualified for NCAA East Regional action in Jacksonville, Fla., May 29-31.<br />

Bobcat Student Orientation kicks off June 4
Orientation sessions begin June 4 and end June 26 for incoming first-year and transfer students.

Muskingum Recreation Center to be dedicated June 2
The Muskingum Recreation Center will be dedicated on Monday, June 2, with an evening of free fitness activities and a family swim at the new facility located on the Ohio University Zanesville Campus.

OHIO grad one of 30 women accepted into leadership program
Sarah Chadwell, who earned her bachelor of arts degree in global studies from OHIO’s Center for International Studies, will participate in the NEW Leadership Ohio program at Ohio State University June 2-6.

STRS contribution increase begins July 1
The State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) recently announced the member contribution rate will increase 1 percent from 11 percent to 12 percent for work performed on or after July 1.

Welcome to campus for “On the Green Weekend”
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) welcomes the OHIO and Athens communities to campus for the inaugural “On the Green Weekend” event May 29 through June 1.

May 29, 2014
Executive Vice President and Provost names Mark Weinberg as founding dean of Voinovich School
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that Mark Weinberg, director of the George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, has been named founding dean of the Voinovich School, effective July 1.

From robots to fuel cells: Spotlight on undergraduate engineering student research
Courtney Paul is a chemical engineering major seeking to find an effective way to convert methane emissions from oil wells into new energy sources.

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Pickerington Library Director Suellen Goldsberry
When Suellen Goldsberry was in fourth grade, she stood outside the Old Carnegie Library on East Columbus Street in Pickerington and thought she wanted to be a library director someday.

Thirteen earn NAB media sales certificates at Ohio University
Thirteen people attended the second annual Media Sales Institute at Ohio University May 11-23 and were awarded National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation Media Sales certificates after completing the 12-day course.

University selects consultant for Ridges Master Plan Update project
The Ridges Master Plan Committee has announced the selection of the Schooley Caldwell Associates (SCA), a Columbus-based architectural and engineering firm, to aid the team of Ohio University employees and Athens-area community members in crafting an updated master plan for The Ridges.