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Jul 1, 2010
Green House Project wraps up pilot phase
Landlords in Athens have made more than $28,000 in efficiency upgrades to their student rental properties, thanks to an Ohio University project which completed its pilot phase this spring.

Human Resources Matters: In time of change, people remain Human Resources’ first priority
Linda Lonsinger has only been Ohio University’s chief human resource officer since March 1, but in that short time she has accomplished much and has implemented many long-term initiatives. As part of our ongoing “Matters” series, Ohio University Compass spoke with Lonsinger about what the future holds for HR at the University,

Thread Magazine is newest fashion publication on campus
Thread Magazine, a new student-run fashion publication on Ohio University's campus, launched April 29 and is available online at www.outhreadmag.com.

Jul 2, 2010
Climate for growth
While world leaders try to hash out an agreement that will encourage developed and developing nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, economists such as Ariaster Chimeli all over the globe inform the debate through their research.

Lancaster dean appointed
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of James M. Smith as the new dean of Ohio University -Lancaster effective Aug. 16.  

Jul 6, 2010
Graphics go graduate
In its first year, the School of Art’s Master of Fine Arts program in graphic design provided focus and opportunity to four eager graduate students.

Open forums for judiciaries director begin Wednesday
Ohio University will host one-hour open forums for the four finalists for the position of director of university judiciaries.

Projekt Plunkett launches
In June, Swallow Press, an imprint of Ohio University Press, published The World of a Wayward Comic Book Artist: The Private Sketchbooks of S. Plunkett, by Athens illustrator Sandy Plunkett.

Jul 7, 2010
Great Job
Lynne Chapman is the classified employee of the month for May.

Wrestler to compete in Junior World Championships
Ohio freshman heavyweight Jeremy Johnson competed and won at the Junior World Team Trials last weekend and advanced to the Junior World Championships where he will compete for Team USA.

Jul 8, 2010
Chillicothe summer theater program offers a stage for summer entertainment
Daniel Jalbuena plays the role of John Barrymore and K. Aldridge plays the role of the prompter/manager in this summer’s theater production at Ohio University-Chillicothe. The OU-C theater program will present Barrymore, a play about the great stage and film actor, at 8 p.m. on July 16 & July 17 and Aug. 13 & 14 in the Bennett Hall auditorium.

EMT-Paramedic Training Class scores 100 percent pass rate on National Registry exams
The most recent group of students to complete Emergency Medical Technician -Paramedic Training Academy at Ohio University Lancaster can claim that distinction as the entire class passed the written and practical National Registry Exam Cognitive Battery on their first attempt. Students represented fire and medic departments and units in Fairfield and surrounding counties.

Janet Becker named PTK Professor of the Year
Janet Becker was both a traditional and a nontraditional student. From her perspective in the classroom, it’s another opportunity to say, “I’ve been there,” and one of the reasons students named her 2010 PTK Professor of the Year.

Kids on Campus focuses on Athens youth
Throughout the end of June and all of July, the University community may be noticing an increase in the number of children on campus. That increase is due to Kids on Campus, a rural partnership that empowers children and their families in the realization of their full potential through educational, nutritional and recreational opportunities.

OU Press launches 'wayward comic artist' into spotlight
A new book, "The World of a Wayward Comic Book Artist," celebrates the talents and creative processes of Sandy Plunkett, an accomplished local artist whose reputation among comic book collectors and illustrators is highly regarded.

Ohio University offers new Professional Master of Sports Administration program
Ohio University’s College of Business and Department of Sports Administration will introduce a new Professional Master of Sports Administration (MSA) program in the fall of 2010. The online format of the Professional MSA program will bring sports business executives from around the world together with a meaningful curriculum.

University reminds everyone to conserve energy
The first two weeks of July have brought the hottest temperatures of the year to Athens and the toll has been significant on Ohio University's chillers, which provide cold water to air cooling systems on campus.

Jul 9, 2010
City smoke testing begins July 12
The City of Athens Engineering and Public Works Department will be conducting a sewer investigation in the area of N. Court St., W. State St., N. Congress St., Fern Alley and Rose Alley in the City of Athens, Ohio, July 12-16. The intent is to find sanitary sewer connections in an old city storm sewer along Court Street, in order to remove these connections during a future construction project.

Fresh look, quality work
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) met and exceeded the challenges presented by OHIO’s busy spring quarter. UCM’s commitment to continuous improvement in written, graphic and visual communication not only resulted in a well-informed OHIO community, but a new face for university news, Ohio University Compass.

Intersection expected to be operational by July 23
According to recent estimates by the City of Athens, the Richland Avenue/ SR 682 Improvement Project, commonly called the roundabout, is delayed. Previous projections had the intersection opening July 11. The road closures on Richland Avenue and SR 682 are part of the second phase. Richland Avenue is expected to re-open to traffic on July 16, and SR 682, west of the intersection, is expected to re-open to traffic on July 23.

Japan in the Heartland
In her new book, Japanese War Brides in America: An Oral History (Praeger Publishers), Ohio University scholar Miki Ward Crawford details the courtship and eventual marriage of her parents, Fumiko Tomita and Louis Ward.

Performing Arts Series announces 2010-11 season
The Office of University Events has recently released the Performing Arts Series schedule for the 2010-11 season. Season tickets are currently available, and individual ticket sales will begin Sept. 9.

Researchers hope to bring algae biofuels to market
Ohio-based Univenture/Algaeventure Systems received a $5.9 million grant from the Advanced Research Projects Agency—Energy (ARPA-E) for advanced research on harvesting, dewatering and drying algae.

Jul 13, 2010
Southern Campus celebrates 30 years of the Academy of Excellence Program
The Academy of Excellence, which runs July 26 through Aug. 6, will provide students entering 1st-8th grades the opportunity to participate in courses that appeal to their intellectual and creative needs.

Jul 14, 2010
Chillicothe student uses accident to pursue dreams
Charma Brown, 29, earned her associate degree in human services technology from Ohio University-Chillicothe this spring after overcoming a hiking accident in 2006 that left her paralyzed.

Kessler named 2010 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award winner
Assistant professor of Computer Assisted Language Learning Greg Kessler was recently named the 2010 Outstanding Graduate Faculty based on teaching excellence and an overall dedication to graduate education.

McDavis, Gee discuss collaboration, research and development
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis today welcomed Ohio State University President Gordon Gee to OHIO's Athens campus to discuss ongoing collaboration between the two institutions.

President McDavis on WOUB Newswatch
On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis did a brief interview on WOUB's Newswatch, the station's weeknight news program. During the four-minute interview, McDavis discussed the university's budget and its relationships with other universities.

Jul 15, 2010
Men's Basketball reveals 2010-11 non-conference schedule
The Ohio men's basketball team released its 2010-11 non-conference schedule today. The Bobcats will play a record 10 home games and face at least seven teams that qualified for postseason play last year.

Alumni to reconnect with alma mater
More than 40 Ohio University alumni will return to campus this week to reconnect with their alma mater during the second annual Alumni College event.

OVST musical presents Grimms’ Fairy Tales
The Ohio Valley Summer Theater will present its second production of the summer, "Into the Woods," beginning today and running through Aug. 1 at the Forum Theater in the Ohio University Radio Television Building.

Jul 16, 2010
Administrative Senate welcomes new officers
A new contingent of officers was voted in for fiscal year 2010-11 at today's final Administrative Senate meeting of the summer. Lisa Kamody is chair and Scott Carpenter is vice chair.

New art piece unifies Academic & Research Center disciplines
After three days of assembly and installation earlier this month, Ohio University’s newest Percent for Art piece now shimmers and shines – 25 feet high in the living room atrium of the Academic & Research Center.

Peter Jung merges physics and biology to study human disease
It makes flowers bloom and hearts beat. In fact, it's a universal physiological process shared by all life forms. That’s why Peter Jung, Ohio University’s 2009 Distinguished Professor, is passionate about calcium signaling.

Three students named Gilman Scholars
Three Ohio University students were recently selected for the fall 2010 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, awarding them $11,000 collectively to study abroad.

University to add four commemorative plaques to West Portico honor wall
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will add four commemorative plaques to the West Portico of Templeton Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, July 21, on the College Green. The plaques will be unveiled at 7 p.m. before the Concert Under the Elms.

Jul 19, 2010
Copperheads offer unique student learning experience
Every summer, baseball players from across the country hone their craft through the Southern Ohio Copperheads, one of 11 teams in the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League. The same could also be said about the more than 80 Ohio University students who help run the organization as staff members.

Women's golf recognized by NGCA for team GPA
The Ohio University women’s golf team has been recognized as one of the top academic programs in the nation. The National Golf Coaches Association notices the 25 women's golf squads that collect the highest collective average team GPA which includes all of the team’s student-athletes for the 09-10 season.

Jul 20, 2010
American Electric Power funds continued watershed restoration efforts
It is estimated that more than 1,300 miles of Ohio streams are negatively affected by acid mine drainage (AMD), according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Mineral Resources Management. Residing in the center of it all, Ohio University is geographically well situated to be a leader in restoration of acid mine impacted waters.

Ohio University Foundation June charts
Ohio University Foundation June charts

Ohio University Foundation June fundraising report (pdf)
Ohio University Foundation June fundraising report (pdf)

Ohio University fundraising report: June
The Ohio University Foundation has closed its 2009/2010 fiscal year books. The foundation has raised $51,817,000 against their FY 2010 goal of $22 million. This means that they have reached 236 percent of the foundation’s annual goal.

Jul 21, 2010
Bobcat Student Orientation to host 4,000 new students
Incoming students will flood the Athens streets this Thursday and Friday as Bobcat Student Orientation kicks off for first-year transfer students. Sessions for first-year freshmen take place from July 26 through Aug. 14.

Community Music School provides summer offerings for local kids
The Athens Community Music School (ACMS) is making sure that local children have access to music this summer through events such as last weekend's Instrument Petting Zoo and the upcoming ACMS Summer Fun Week.

HHS Grant will fund research on muscle weakness
Brian Clark, Ph.D., assistant professor of physiology, is the principal investigator on $426,000 research grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

McDavis honored for role in state economic development
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis was inducted into the Association of Ohio Commodores on July 11 during a ceremony in Cleveland.

Jul 22, 2010
Campus Recreation to join Student Affairs Aug. 1
Ohio University Campus Recreation will become part of the Division of Student Affairs on Aug. 1. The move is part of an academic restructuring plan announced by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit in December.

OLEC 2010 trip, final projects a culmination of Scripps talent
Sixteen Ohio University Scripps College of Communication students are wrapping up final projects, saying goodbye to new experiences and friends and preparing to return to Ohio this weekend as part of this summer’s Ohio-Leipzig European Center study abroad trip to Germany.

Spots available for the first Summer Institute for Diversity Education
A few spots are still available in the first-ever Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE), which takes place July 27-30 at the Human Resources and Training Center on the Athens Campus.

Woodfiring Symposium begins today
The Ohio University Ceramics Department will host a Woodfiring Symposium, today through June 31. The symposium will highlight the university's nationally competitive woodfiring facilities. It also will provide an opportunity for people to experience the woodfiring process.

Jul 23, 2010
Fitness app makes exercise fun for kids
When not helping faculty and students use cutting-edge technologies in the Aesthetic Technologies Lab, Nathaniel Berger spent his free time working to develop a mobile phone application that teaches children exercise can be fun.

Meet June Classified Employee of the Month Natasha Hutchison
Q&A with June Classified Employee of the Month Natasha Hutchison, documents specialist in the Office of the Registrar.

University adds four commemorative plaques to West Portico wall
McDavis announced the addition of four new plaques to the West Portico Honor Wall. The plaques join 25 others that honor notable authors, orators, politicians, artists, musicians and others who have spoken or performed publicly on the Athens campus.

Jul 26, 2010
Sociologist explores how portrayals of crime and prison mislead the public
The average American learns about prison by watching TV and movies. These shows give the public narrow insight into punishment. Sociologist Michelle Brown has spent her career exploring this phenomenon.

Jul 28, 2010
Christopher Harris named director of university judiciaries
Christopher Harris, assistant director of judicial affairs at Pennsylvania State University, has been named director of university judiciaries at Ohio University. His first day on the job will be Aug. 23.

Faculty and staff need to change parking permits
Ohio University Parking Services is asking all faculty and staff to check the expiration date on their university parking permit to make sure they do not expire on Aug. 1.

Go-live process for Admissions begins
Ohio University's transition to the Next Generation Student Information System has begun.

New "Ohio Today Online" is available
The latest edition of Ohio Today Online was emailed to all alumni in early July.

Jul 30, 2010
Parking Services announces meter changes
Ohio University's Department of Parking Services would like to make the University community aware of the following changes that will be occurring with meters across campus.