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Compass Archives

Aug 1, 2014
Inside Out: Artist Rajorshi Ghosh shares his vantage point
With photos, mixed media, video, and installations, the artist explores our relationship to place.

Meet the July 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet the July 2014 Classified Employee of the Month April Butterworth.

President McDavis welcomes Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to campus
President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the media to Ohio University’s Women’s Center in Baker University Center early Thursday to discuss the University’s recent partnership with the state to provide services and support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout Southeast Ohio.

Aug 4, 2014
'Morgan are you there? The monkeys are here'
"Morgan, Morgan, Morgan — are you there?" My radio's staticky transmission cuts the serenity of the forest like a buzzsaw, startling me out of a meditative hike as I search for my troop. It's been around seven hours since I set out, and fatigue is starting to wear on me in a holistic kind of way: in my muscles, in my mind. "Yes, I'm here," I respond.

Asteroid named in honor of Professor Thomas Statler
It’s not every day you learn an asteroid bears your name. This month, Dr. Thomas Statler, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, attended the triennial "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" conference in Helsinki, Finland, the leading international gathering in the field of small Solar System bodies, where it's a tradition to announce new asteroid names at the conference banquet. Statler was surprised and delighted to receive this professional honor, along with a few dozen other planetary scientists in attendance.

Child Development Center Garden Party brings families together
The Child Development Center held its annual celebration of the culmination of a successful growing season in the children's garden on Aug. 1.

Hla chairs international conference on nanotechnology
An Ohio University physics professor is organizing the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8), which will be held at the Gleacher Center in Chicago from July 28-31. NSS-8 is a biennial meeting series that shares the latest research advances of science and technology in the nanometer regime.

Homecoming Court nominations sought; parade packets available
Nominations are being sought for this year’s Homecoming Court, and guidelines and entry forms for the annual Homecoming Parade are available. Ohio University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 6-11.

Nance named fellow by Geological Society of America
Dr. R. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, has been named a Geological Society of America Fellow.

O'Keefe's 'The Visitors' is exploration of love, Emerald Island style
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of Patrick O'Keeffe's novel The Visitors describes " the story of two contemporary Irish immigrants. Graduate student Jimmy Dwyer and real estate investor Kevin Lyons were never friends, but their families were linked by the friendship between their two fathers in rural Ireland. All four men’s lives were intertwined by friendship and their love of the sisters and daughters of the two patriarchs."

Physics alum, professor explore optical constraints of semiconductor zinc oxide for first time
"Recently, an extraordinary effort has been directed toward group II–VI semiconductors such as zinc oxide (ZnO) material ... because of its potential applications in the fields of electronic and optoelectronics," including solar cells and renewable energy storage, write an Ohio University alum and Physics & Astronomy professor who co-authored an Applied Surface Science journal article on "Multiple oscillator models for the optical constants of polycrystalline zinc oxide thin films over a wide wavelength range."

Psychologists rank best talk therapies for ADHD in children and Teens?
A careful review of talk therapies for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by Dr. Steve Evans, Dr. Julie Sarno Owens, and graduate student Nora Bunford from Ohio University's Psychology Department concluded that, among talk therapies, behavioral approaches and organizational interventions have the strongest scientific evidence supporting their use.

Residential Housing launches web series to prepare first-year students
Ohio University Residential Housing has launched a web series designed to prepare first-year students for their upcoming arrival on campus.

Student's research spans ozone levels to quantum dots
<br /><br />From observing ozone phenomena to building micro-scale devices, senior Helen Cothrel ’15 HTC Physics, explores her environment to the extreme. This summer she is working at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, CO, to study the Earth’s ozone layer.

Top graduating history major heads to Georgetown University Law Center
Jackson Lavelle '14, who was named the Top Graduating History Major and received an Eckes Prize in History, started graduate school at the Georgetown University Law Center. He earned a B.A. and double majored in History and Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

WOUB, School Of Communication Studies pick up Emmy Award
Evan Shaw and Lynn Harter were recipients of an Emmy Award for an excerpt of a new documentary series, “The Courage of Creativity.”

Aug 5, 2014
AEP teams continues partnership with Voinovich School to promote healthier watersheds in southeast Ohio
The American Electric Power Foundation (AEP) has continued its dedication to healthier watersheds in southeast Ohio through a new gift to the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.

New Lancaster Campus Coordinating Council member familiar with campus
Boni Probasco is enjoying her second go-round as a student at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington and is bringing her knowledge and expertise to the campus’s coordinating council.  The 29-year old is one of two student members on the board and will attend her first meeting in her new role this October.

Save the date for the 2014 Faculty and Staff Convocation
Ohio University employees are invited to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation to be held Aug. 27.

Aug 6, 2014
Bus offered to Board of Trustees Aug. 28 meeting
The Office of the Board of Trustees and Office of the President are providing transportation to the Aug. 28 Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting in Dublin, Ohio.

Changes to expense reimbursement processing, payroll direct deposit announced 
With the implementation of the R12 upgrade, some efficiencies have been implemented to streamline the process of expense reimbursement payments.

Christopher Hayhow named director of Office of Research Compliance
The office ensures that all Ohio University research meets university, state and federal regulations and policies.

Graduate College announces 2014-15 Named Fellows
Graduate College announces 2014-15 Named Fellows

Honorary alumna unveils newest painting in OHIO series
A new painting by Betsy Ross Koller titled “Winter at Ohio University” was unveiled at an intimate gathering in the President’s Dining Room on July 14.

OUPD Capt. Brian Kapple successfully completes leadership academy
Ohio University Police Department Capt. Brian Kapple has successfully graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Academy, which gave him a fresh, new perspective on leadership and management skills which he believes will benefit the overall campus community.

Residential Housing web series explores how to set up your room (VIDEO)
Residential Housing debuts the second in its “OHIO 101” series of web videos designed to prepare the Class of 2018 as it prepares to be welcomed into Bobcat Nation.

Scheduled water outage to affect buildings on West Union Street
A series of water outages are scheduled due to improvement work to a water line on West Union Street.

Aug 7, 2014
Edith Head Film Festival at Lancaster Campus August 16
An Edith Head Film Festival will be held in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre on Saturday, August 16.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event is being put on through a partnership with the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 exhibit featuring costumes designed by Head is on display at the Decorative Arts Center until August 24.

Football unveils new locker room
As the Ohio University football team reported to preseason camp this week, the squad was greeted to a newly renovated locker room thanks to the support of alumni.

Media spotlight shines on OU-C student
Latest news from Chillicothe Campus including op-ed piece about connection to its region

Student Affairs seeking Go Green Guides for fall move-in
Student Affairs is asking OHIO faculty and staff to fill 100 slots and serve as Go Green Guides on Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22.

University mourns death of beloved Baker University Center Post Office clerk
Former Baker University Center Post Office clerk Charles "Charlie" Tholin, 65, died July 3, 2014, after a long illness. He became known for his gregarious personality, caring demeanor and exceptional customer service.

WOUB’s Perspectives examines hard issues through a local lens
Perspectives, a WOUB Public Media series that started as a conversation-style show dealing with global issues, has morphed into a cinematic, mostly monologue-based web series highlighting world problems, LGBT issues, disability and inclusion, sexual assault and more in an emotional, compelling way.

Aug 8, 2014
Alumnus inspired to support Schey Centre legacy
The Scott Durcanin Sales Centre Endowed Scholarship Fund will benefit students accepted into the Schey Sales Centre Sales Certificate program in the College of Business.

Public workshop to be held by Ridges Master Plan Committee
The Ridges Master Plan Committee has announced a public workshop to be held Aug.18 to facilitate discussions about the future of the buildings and land located at the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, now known as The Ridges at Ohio University.

Aug 10, 2014
Residential Housing video outlines what OHIO students shouldn’t bring to campus
The latest video in Residential Housing’s “OHIO 101” web series notes some key items that new and returning Bobcats should not bring to campus with them.

Aug 11, 2014
Ohio Bobcat Club sets annual giving record
The numbers are in and fiscal year 2014 was one for the record books for the Ohio Bobcat Club.  From July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 Bobcat supporters helped set a new giving mark for the Ohio Bobcat Club Annual Fund.

Ohio University junior wins #BobcatExperience Contest
Meg Omecene, a student in Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, has been named the winner of the “#BobcatExperience Contest,” earning the honor of delivering the official student welcome at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Aug 12, 2014
Ohio University Lancaster named FMC Certified Healthy Business 
Ohio University Lancaster is now a Fairfield Medical Center Certified Healthy Business.  OUL was one of 17 area businesses given the certification earlier this summer. An FMC Certified Healthy Business has committed to champion the health of its employees by offering opportunities for physical activity, nutrition, and behavior changes.

Aug 13, 2014
Athens arts community mourns Bob Winters
Professor Emeritus Robert Winters, who died Aug. 12, made an impact on thousands of students, friends and colleagues as an educator, artist, administrator, theater director, mentor and tireless advocate for the arts.

New storage service offered this fall
A new free online storage service offered to students, faculty and staff this year is designed to be a collaboration tool for class projects that reduces the reliance on external hardware devices and paid storage services

OUPD to conduct Active Shooter Training at The Ridges
The Ohio University Police Department is conducting annual Active Shooter Response Training for its police officers on campus Thursday and Friday and the campus community is encouraged to avoid Piggery Lane at The Ridges and the western section of Southside Park in the City of Athens.

Aug 14, 2014
Campus construction continues fall semester
Several construction projects which started this summer have been completed, but others will continue well into fall semester after students return. Motorists should use caution when navigating campus and be sure to follow posted detour signs to help ensure a smooth traffic pattern.

Electrical work may cause power blink, outage
Scheduled electrical work for a ground fault at an Ohio University substation may result in a power blink or outage in the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, Aug. 14.

Go Green Week packed with events to welcome, prepare new, returning Bobcats
Ohio University’s Go Green Week kicks off Monday, Aug. 18, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. A variety of activities – from welcoming and orientation programs to social events – will be offered.

Lancaster Campus administrative associate named Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month [VIDEO]
Merry Lee Walters is one of the first people many come into contact with at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. As the associate dean’s administrative associate, Walters helps students, faculty, staff and adjunct faculty find out what they need to know to succeed in the academic world. Now, Walters is being honored for her hard work and dedication. Walters was named the Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month.

Latest news from Chillicothe Campus
First graduates of accelerated nursing program and other news

The OHIO Guarantee and Regional Campuses [VIDEO]
In an effort to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is announcing the third video launched as part of a series designed to answer basic questions about the program.

Aug 15, 2014
Nominations open for 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Electrical work Friday may cause power blink, outage
THe work will take place between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Portion of University Terrace temporarily closed
The north end of University Terrace (near Memorial Auditorium and Tupper Hall) will re-open in the morning of Aug. 15. At that time, the south end of University Terrace, from Race Street to South Green Drive, will close due to emergency water main repair work.

What you need to know about move-in weekend
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to Ohio University this month, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens starting on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Aug 18, 2014
Lancaster Campus lecturer presents at National Association of Elementary School Principals conference
Paul Young is starting the new school year at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington with a new energy.  The Lecturer of Music and Education presented at the National Association of Elementary School Principals convention over the summer and came back with new knowledge for the college classroom.

OHIO looks to break world record with cardboard castle
This year, OHIO Recycling & Refuse with the help of Events, Campus Recreation and a handful of passionate community members, is hoping to prove bigger is indeed better by collecting 15,000 cardboard boxes to create the world’s biggest cardboard castle ever made — and all Bobcats are asked to help by turning in their boxes during move-in.

Professor Emeritus Robert Winters leaves outstanding legacy in arts community
Robert "Bob" Winters, College of Fine Arts Professor Emeritus, died in Athens, Ohio on Tuesday, August 12 at the age of 77.

Aug 19, 2014
Columbus AEP employees learn about educational opportunities at the Pickerington Center
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center is making sure those who can take advantage of continuing education opportunities through their employer know about the options available at the Center.  Pickerington Center employees operated a booth at the American Electric Power Education Fair last week.

OUPD holds Active Shooter Training
The Ohio University Police Department conducted Active Shooter Response Training for its police officers at The Ridges on Aug. 14 and 15.

Ohio University Southern hosting Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
Ohio University Southern Campus in Ironton will host the Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion on Friday, Sept. 5. The one-day event is a collaborative effort among Ohio University Southern and other regional universities and colleges.

The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble will present the play 'GROUNDED' by George Brant
GROUNDED is described as a "haunting play" about a female ace fighter pilot whose career becomes sidetracked by an unexpected pregnancy. The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble will host the play in Kantner Hall beginning Aug. 27.

Aug 20, 2014
Gearhart elected vice chair of WCET steering committee
Deb Gearhart, vice provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships at Ohio University, was elected vice chair of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) 2014-2015 steering committee.

Photo sales support University photo archive
In the one year since University Communications and Marketing (UCM) began offering the sale of Ohio University photographs, the profits from these sales have supported a majority of the cost of the service which makes the photos available to the University community.

President McDavis accepts ALS ice bucket challenge
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis has accepted an icy challenge from Kent State President Beverly Warren. With help from Rufus and the OHIO football team, McDavis will join the thousands of others across the country in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association in Peden Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Public workshop generates ideas, opinions for future Ridges uses
Stickers, photographs, colored pencils and sticky notes all helped guide the conversation Monday evening at a workshop designed to solicit public ideas for future uses of Ohio University’s buildings and property at The Ridges.

Research funding and workshops available for faculty, staff and students
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity Activity offers several internal awards programs throughout the year to support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty, staff and students.

Teacher Education Symposium at Southern Campus highlights preparedness
Education majors at Ohio University Southern Campus came together for a Teacher Education Symposium that provided valuable information about such topics as licensure guidelines, teacher preparedness, field assignments, and the national Teacher Performance Assessment that is required throughout Ohio.

Aug 21, 2014
Chipping away at OHIO’s student debt
In an article written for The Post, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis addresses the issue of student debt.

Faculty, staff invited to attend 2014 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.

Lancaster Campus theatre director announces upcoming season [AUDIO]
This academic year will be filled with drama and fun for those who attend Ohio University Lancaster Theatre productions. Director Victor Jones has announced the upcoming season for the theatre.

OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 28-29
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold their next meeting Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ohio.

OPIE hosts 35 Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program scholars
The Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program, which was hosted by The Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) at Ohio University, sponsored 35 distinguished scholars from all around the globe. It serves as an introduction to American academia and culture for the students.

Ohio IMG Sports Network ready for 2014-15
Another Ohio Athletics season is starting and the Ohio IMG Sports Network is ready to cover it. Every football and men's basketball game broadcast is available network wide.

Stacy Strauss named associate director of Innovation Center
Strauss will assist with facilities management, fundraising efforts, budget analysis, grant writing and other Innovation Center operations.<br />

The OHIO Guarantee and Extensions [VIDEO]
The latest installment of a video series intended to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure is now available on The OHIO Guarantee website.