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Sep 1, 2010
$750,000 merit pool established for Athens Group I faculty
On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis approved moving forward with the establishment of a merit raise pool of $750,000 for Athens tenure-track faculty.

Arts for Ohio accepting new proposals
The Arts for Ohio advisory committee is accepting proposals for interdisciplinary arts initiatives to be carried out this academic year.

Cardboard recycling stations aim to minimize move-in waste
This move-in weekend, OHIO is urging students to take the first step toward green by recycling their move-in cardboard. To assist the effort, cardboard recycling stations have been set up by every trash and recycling area for the residence halls.

New Faculty Welcome on Thursday
On Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. approximately 50 new faculty members will participate in the New Faculty Welcome in the Faculty Commons in Alden Library. New group I, II and IV faculty are invited to participate in the event.

Ohio University Press books receive international attention
In the last two months of a sweltering Athens summer, new Ohio University Press books made refreshing splashes in local, state, national, and international media.

Ohio University closed Monday for Labor Day
Ohio University will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of the national Labor Day holiday.

Residence halls get faster network sooner than expected
Thanks to intelligent scheduling and fast work by the university’s NextGen network upgrade crews, all 42 residence halls now are equipped with 100 Mbps wired Ethernet and 10 Gbps fiber optic links between buildings – four months ahead of schedule.

The president's welcome message for faculty and staff
President Roderick J. McDavis welcomes back his colleagues for the 2010-11 academic year.

The president's welcome message to OHIO students
President Roderick J. McDavis's welcome message to OHIO students at the start of the school year.

The provost's welcome message to the campus
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit welcomes the faculty and staff to the new academic year.

Traffic signals out on Union St.
Traffic signals out on Union St.

UCM provides extensive services to OHIO
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is committed to promoting the University’s excellence and providing the community with up-to-date, useful information - in whatever form works best.

Sep 2, 2010
Ohio volleyball teams with Athens County Food Pantry for annual food drive
Ohio Volleyball is proud to announce this year's annual canned food drive to support the Athens County Food Pantry. This year's event, sponsored by the Athens Messenger, will take place Friday, Sept. 10, the first day of the Baymont Inn & Suites Invitational.

President's Board of Trustees presentation to be streamed live today
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis' president's report at today's Board of Trustees meeting will be streamed live at 3 p.m.

Roads Scholars Tour visits OHIO
On Wednesday, Ohio State University’s Roads Scholars Tour paid a visit to Ohio University to celebrate the universities’ newly enhanced partnership.

Warm OHIO welcome planned for incoming international students
Ohio University community members are encouraged to join Athens residents at the annual International Potluck Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 5.

Welcomes across OHIO
As first-year and returning OHIO students filter back into Athens, students will be doing the same drill on the university’s five regional campuses.

Sep 3, 2010
Board of Trustees weighs in on renovations, capital campaign
University officials updated the board on plans for major residence hall renovations and unveiled a capital campaign goal during today’s Ohio University Board of Trustees meetings.

Summer news recap
As the new school year begins, Ohio University Compass is here to help you stay in-the-know. Campus news highlights from this past summer follow, but more news and headlines can be found in the Compass archives

Sep 7, 2010
Crime alert issued for public indecency
The Ohio University Police Department issued a crime alert last weekend after a man allegedly exposed himself to two female students around 9:50 p.m. Friday.

Move-in 2010 recap [multimedia]
Dozens of university volunteers were out in force, wearing their “Go Green” T shirts, matching this year’s move-in theme. The students, faculty and staff were on hand to help the new Bobcats and their families haul loads of comforters, clothes, clothes and more.

OHIO announces student contest
University Communications and Marketing (UCM), in collaboration with the university's Alumni Association and Culinary and Dining Operations, are excited to announce their new contest – a photo scavenger hunt!

Student convocation celebrates new beginnings
Ohio University's first-year students officially kicked off their academic careers Monday at the annual First-Year Student Convocation.

Sep 8, 2010
Community members sought to help improve local health
In a true grassroots effort, Athens community members are taking control of their health in a new initiative called Live Healthy Appalachia. The purpose of the initiative is to develop a series of events by and for community members designed to educate, inspire and move individuals and organizations to act on behalf of good health.

EVPP announces staff changes
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit recently announced that David Descutner and Ann Fidler, who have served in interim roles in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost (EVPP) for three years, will become permanent members of her staff.

Faculty and Staff Convocation to be streamed live online
Ohio University faculty and staff members from across all OHIO campuses can take part in the Faculty and Staff Fall Convocation today in person or online.

Heim, Traylor make cuts for 2012 Olympic Trials
Fresh off impressive showings at the 2010 National Swimming and Diving Championships, Ohio swimmers Rachel Heim and Amanda Traylor have found their names on a select list of United States swimmers that have already qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.

Summer programs offer head-start to motivated students
Though the majority of incoming freshmen are just now beginning their academic experiences, others are already knee-deep, thanks to OHIO’s Early Start and Honors Academy programs.

Sep 9, 2010
OHIO designated National Resource Center for African Studies
Ohio University's African studies program has been named a Title VI National Resource Center by the U.S. Department of Education ranking OHIO among the top programs in the country.

Ohio University alumni to come together in celebration at OHIO vs. OSU football game
Ohio University’s Central Ohio Chapter Network and the Ohio University Alumni Association plan to host a variety of events themed around the highly anticipated OHIO vs. Ohio State University (OSU) football game, which will kickoff Sept. 18 at noon.

Patrick Henry (Jolly) visits Southern for Constitution Day event
On Sept. 17 at 11 a.m., Patrick Henry's descendant, Patrick Henry Jolly, will perform at the Southern campus, offering highlights from Henry's childhood through his exciting political career. The program also will feature a special performance of the speech which culminated with the fiery words, “…give me liberty, or give me death!”

Photographer showcases historic state mental hospitals in ‘Asylum’
Kennedy Museum of Art provides a stunning glimpse of America’s past history of mental hospitals in the exhibition, “Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals,” by photographer Christopher Payne on display now through Jan. 2.

Police chief provides safety tips for students
Because crime and unsafe conditions can be found anywhere, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers decided to share some campus safety tips.

Research Day showcases student, faculty research
The ninth annual Research Day returns at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine on Friday, Sept. 17. The event has moved to its new location: the Academic & Research Center.

Russ College to host Tuesday lecture on concrete hydration
Joseph J. Biernacki, a professor of chemical engineering at Tennessee Technological University, will discuss portland cement concrete hydration models from 11:10 a.m. to noon, Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Academic & Research Center 102.

Sep 10, 2010
Authoring our legacy
On Wednesday, Distinguished Professor Charles Smith welcomed attendees to the Faculty and Staff Fall Convocation held in the Walter Hall Rotunda. The event spotlighted faculty, staff, student and alumni achievements and provided an opportunity for the university community to assess challenges and how it would face it during the 2010-11 academic year.

Community gardens feeding the people
The Walking Harvest is the first Greater Good project of Service Living, an initiative of Good Works Inc. that partners OHIO students with members of communities of southeast Ohio to provide service.

Education to offer Diversity Studies Certificate
The The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services’ Department of Educational Studies will offer a diversity studies certificate (DSC) beginning this fall. Successful participants will be conferred with a diversity studies certificate.

Focus on OHIO
A look at OHIO triumphs in the last year.

International Conference on Global Citizenship, Collective Identity and Tolerance to be held on Chillicothe Campus
Scholars from various academic disciplines will share their insights during the International Conference on Global Citizenship, Collective Identity and Tolerance at Ohio University-Chillicothe on Sept. 24-25. Nearly 30 papers have been submitted for the conference, which will be held in the Stevenson Center.

Students across all campuses start OHIO contest
University Communications and Marketing is letting students know the deadline has been extended for its fall photo scavenger hunt. Students on all campuses, use your camera or cameraphone to capture university landmarks and win prizes.

Sep 13, 2010
"Highlighting the Green" is now available to view
The Faculty and Staff Fall Convocation opened with a video celebrating faculty, staff, student and alumni achievements across OHIO. The “Highlighting the Green” video showcased just how much happens in the life of the University in a year. Achievements were academic, artistic and athletic. They spanned the University, the state, the nation and the globe.

Branching Out: Tom Fiocchi talks theater swords
Tom Fiocchi, props technology specialist with Ohio University's School of Theater, has a passion for swords. During this video, he describes how he makes realistic fighting swords in Kantner Hall.

Ceramic artists experiment with clays and wood-firing techniques
For ceramic artists who use wood-fired kilns, their work is about more than creating with clay. The process for using this traditional firing technique requires physical labor, patience, and a zeal for the sometimes unexpected results of the kiln.

E-mail, calendar and voicemail projects move forward
Feature rich e-mail, integrated calendaring, and easier telephone messaging became a reality for approximately one fourth of OHIO’s faculty and staff this summer.

Emergency notification systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens campus will test both its outdoor emergency notification and emergency text-messaging systems on Friday afternoon.

HTC upperclassmen help welcome freshman in yearly ceremony
On Sept. 6, the HTC welcomed new students in Galbreath Chapel at twilight surrounded candlelight. This year’s ceremony also included some HTC upperclassmen and transfer students.

UHR to host DiSC Profile workshop on Wednesday
University Human Resources will host a leadership and staff development workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 15 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in Human Resources and Training Center 141.

WOUB has premium items up for sale!
We're cleaning out our closets and having a premium sale! At this sale you'll find CDs, DVDs, books, T-shirts, mugs and other novelty items. All items will be on sale for a donation.

Sep 14, 2010
Students build water pump for African village
A community in the West African country of Ghana once again has access to its spring water – and income from selling the water to neighboring villages – thanks to a group of recent Ohio University mechanical engineering grads.

Sep 15, 2010
Another record-breaking year for enrollment
Preliminary data indicates that Ohio University will see another record year for enrollment. Not only is total enrollment up for the 2010-11 academic year, ahead of last year’s record, but the Athens campus incoming class is the most academically prepared in the last seven years.

Benefits Phone System to Change 10/1/10
A fundamental component of Ohio University's agreements with our benefits carriers is the provision of effective customer service to our employees. Each of these insurance companies has dedicated customer service units, providing expert staff available for extended hours to answer questions and resolve issues in a timely manner.

Board of Trustees Matters: Tom Davis talks board selection, public private partnership
Tom Davis is a busy man. In addition to his position as a professor in the Patton College of Education and Human Services, Davis serves as secretary to the Board of Trustees. As part of Ohio University Compass’ ongoing “Matters” series, he sat down with us to answer question about the basics of the Board of Trustees.

Executive Vice President and Provost Benoit begins blog
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit is experimenting with a blog in fall quarter. The goal of the blog is to provide a more informal means of communication for Benoit and her office.

Just Improvise!
The College of Fine Arts will host a weekend of collaboration, master classes, workshops, improvisation and performances for those interested in music and dance.

School of Music swings into concert season with faculty recital
School of Music faculty members You-Seong Kim, soprano, and Youmee Kim, piano, will present a recital at 8 p.m. Friday at the Recital Hall in Glidden Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Vision OHIO accountability reports posted
At the end of last academic year, planning units that received FY 2010 Vision OHIO investments provided accountability reports on their expenditures to the Vision OHIO Steering Committee. All of the accountability reports were approved.

With new program in Columbus, Schweitzer Fellowship comes to Ohio University
The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine joins the Ohio State University College of Medicine as academic partners and sponsors in the newest site for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, the 12th such program in the nation.

Sep 16, 2010
Jay S. Gunasekera to have public name-clearing hearing on Monday
On Monday, Sept. 20, at 1:30 p.m., in Room 231 of Baker University Center, Ohio University will provide Jay S. Gunasekera, Ph.D., a public name-clearing hearing.

Sep 17, 2010
Athens County Relief Initiative is underway
In the wake of the weather emergency in Athens County on Thursday evening, Sept. 16, Ohio University students have been organizing to show their support and offer assistance to the local community.

Athens County urges caution, requests volunteers stay out of The Plains
According to a release sent out by Athens County, emergency personnel are continuing to respond to the damages caused by last night’s severe weather and possible tornado. Crews are currently at work clearing debris caused by the severe weather.

Emergency notification systems testing canceled
The emergency notification systems testing has been canceled.

Eva Vega to speak for Hispanic Heritage Month
In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Eva Vega will deliver a keynote address at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. Hispanic Heritage Month is held Sept. 15 to Oct. 15.

Majors Fair is Wednesday
Ohio University will host a Majors Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

OHIO houses severe weather victims
After severe storms ripped through Athens County Thursday night, many were left without power or with badly damaged homes. Ohio University responded by collaborating with the Red Cross to open a temporary shelter in Weld House, an unused residence hall on the University’s South Green, for those displaced by the weather.

Student relief response coordinated through Involvement Central
Students interested in volunteering with clean-up or relief efforts in the wake of Thursday’s storms are encouraged to visit Involvement Central, a new student resource located in the atrium on the third floor of Baker University Center.

University emergency update
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Renea Morris addresses last night's severe weather.

Voinovich School extends welcome, inspiration to incoming students
More than 100 students, faculty and professional staff of Ohio University gathered Tuesday, Sept. 14, in the Walter Hall Rotunda for the annual Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Student Welcome Reception.

Sep 19, 2010
Cutler scholar volunteers in Macedonia
Daley-Cutler Scholar Terrence Berry volunteered in Macedonia this past summer as part of Ohio University's Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program. Together with OHIO’s International Gusterov-Cutler Scholar Elena Mihajlovska, a Macedonia native, Berry built houses with Habitat for Humanity and joined the youth division of the Red Cross.

OHIO clinic equips clients to face fears
Ohio University’s Center for Evaluation and Treatment of Anxiety will soon serve as the region’s sole specialty anxiety clinic.

Sep 20, 2010
Mortar Board chapter receives national award
The Cresset chapter at Ohio University was among the outstanding chapters to be honored for its excellence at the 2010 Mortar Board National Conference held this summer in Chicago.

SIS rollout begins, Blackboard 9 rollout complete
Fall opening may still be fresh in people’s minds, but OHIO’s Rufus Initiative remains focused on the coming year – summer and fall 2011, to be precise.  Those will be the first terms to have applications processed in PeopleSoft, OHIO’s Next Gen SIS.

University organizes storm relief efforts
In the aftermath of Thursday's severe storms, Executive Director of Communications and Marketing Renea Morris says the Ohio University community has rallied together immediately to organize volunteer efforts.

University shows how "The Promise Lives" in new marketing campaign
Four new TV commercials and several radio spots promoting the university will debut this month.

Sep 21, 2010
Career Week gives students leg up on job search
From Sept. 27 to Oct. 4, Career Services will sponsor Career Week, eight days of workshops and programs devoted to career development among OHIO students.

Harvey Breverman KMA exhibit is collision of life and art
The exhibition, "Beyond First Impressions: Prints of Harvey Breverman" will be presented July 9 through Jan. 16, 2011 at the Kennedy Museum of Art. Breverman will give an artist talk at 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, at the Kennedy Museum of Art, with a closing reception to follow from 6-8 p.m.

Scientists talk with non-scientists at Science Cafés
Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Plant Biology Gar Rothwell will present the first Science Café of fall quarter, "Paleobotany and Plant Evolution," at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Student scientists at EBI get a first glimpse
From diabetes and obesity to cancer, undergraduate student scientists at Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute have a chance to explore – and find solutions to – some of the biggest medical issues facing America today.

Sep 22, 2010
Alumnus in running for $25K Pepsi Grant
Ohio University alumnus Ryan Olinski is trying to win $25,000 for his classroom and he needs your help. Olinski is in the running for the Pepsi Refresh Project, which is giving away $1.3 million in grants each month.

Appalachian Heritage Day planned for next Thursday
On Sept. 30, Ohio University will host its first ever Appalachian Heritage Day, a series of events celebrating the region and its history.

First Volunteer Street Fair is today
The CIC will host its first Volunteer Street Fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on Court Street.

MDIA students earn scholarships to attend gaming conference
For senior Kyle Perkins and junior Brianna Weaver, video games aren’t just something they like to play in between studying for class and work, they are a career. Perkins and Weaver, both students studying in the Digital Media: Special Effects, Games and Animation sequence in the School of Media Arts and Studies, received International Game Developers Association Scholarships to attend the 2010 Game Developers Conference held this past March in San Francisco.

Russ College to host lecture on nanoparticles
Jessica Winter, a chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty member from The Ohio State University, will lecture on nanoparticle synthesis for biological imaging on Tuesday.

Student-produced documentaries to be screened on campus during Scripps Day
On Monday, Sept. 27, visiting Scripps professionals and faculty and students from across the Scripps College and the Ohio University campus will be able to see what Scripps students can produce when they work toward a common goal.

Sep 23, 2010
Bassoon recital to rattle floorboards
The School of Music’s Matthew Morris will present a faculty recital highlighting the unique tone of the bassoon at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the Recital Hall in Glidden Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

City invites public to construction celebrations
Summer was a busy time for road construction in Athens. The roundabout on Richland Avenue and SR 682 was taking rapid shape and Jeff Hill, located at the end of E. Union Street, was being rehabilitated.

Former President of Botswana comes to OHIO
Ohio University is preparing for the arrival of His Excellency Festus Gontebanye Mogae, the former President of the Republic of Botswana, on Sunday, Sept. 26.

Jazz group to honor jazz photographer
The School of Music will host local professional ensemble Jazz Spoken Here at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26 in the Baker Center Theater at Baker University Center. The concert will be a tribute to Ohio University alumnus Herman Leonard, who passed away in August and was internationally renowned for his photographs of jazz musicians.

OHIO focuses on psychological services
Ohio University today launched a new Web site dedicated to educating students on psychological health and related diseases. The site is the most recent addition to Ohio University's HealthAlerts series.

Research Day highlights student and faculty medical research at OU-COM
Held for the first time in the sweeping atrium of the new Osteopathic Heritage Foundations and Charles R. and Marilyn Y. Stuckey Academic & Research Center, the 9th annual Research Day at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine showcased 36 research projects.

Sep 24, 2010
An insider’s view of Residential Housing’s capital endeavors
Last May, senior business economics major Evan Wilkof got a first-hand glimpse of OHIO’s capital endeavors for Residential Housing, thanks to a summer internship. In this essay, he shares an inside account of the renovation and construction that occurred over the summer.

Author of "Fast Food Nation" to speak at OHIO Monday
Investigative journalist Eric Schlosser speaks at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. His lecture is free and open to the public.

Ohio Volleyball Takes MAC Opener 3-0 From Kent State
Ohio Volleyball won their 2010 MAC opener at home on Thursday evening in three sets against Kent State, 25-13, 25-17, 25-15. The Bobcats (9-5, 1-0) have now won 12-straight MAC regular-season home contests dating back to 2008.

Ohio vs. Marshall tailgate announced!
Come out and support your Bobcats at the Marshall tailgate this Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Ohio University Proctorville Center for the Ohio vs. Marshall football game! The Proctorville Center is located at 111 Private Drive 516, Proctorville, OH 45669.

Sep 26, 2010
Multimedia artist Andrea Stern to discuss quilts on Oct. 7
Multimedia artist Andrea Stern will discuss the inspiration and construction techniques behind her water tower quilt series talk at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

New Avionics Engineering Center system improves navigation safety, efficiency
The local area augmentation system (LAAS) is a new ground-based augmentation to global positioning system (GPS) satellites that uses a fixed receiver combined with mathematical computations to correct any errors in the positions calculated from satellite signals.

Three students win EPA scholarships
Three Ohio University students were each recently awarded $3,350 scholarships to use for studying environmental science or engineering through the Ohio EPA's Environmental Education Fund.

Sep 27, 2010
Branching Out: Matt Rapposelli
Meet Matt Rapposelli, executive chef at Ohio University. Matt tells us what it's like to work for Dining Services and what he loves about his job.

Glidden Professorship begins accepting applications in Oct.
The Robert and René Glidden Visiting Professorship award brings talent and fresh eyes to Ohio University’s campus each year. Established in 1988 with a $30,000 award from the University Planning and Advisory Council (UPAC), the award’s purpose is to expose students and faculty to outstanding individuals.

Homecoming Parade entries due Wednesday
All entries for the 2010 Homecoming Parade must be submitted to the Campus Involvement Center in Baker University Canter 355 by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Wortman retirement reception on Thursday
The Human Resources Department invites all members of the university community to join in the celebration of the retirement of Vickie Wortman.

Sep 28, 2010
Bobcat spirit sweeps Proctorville Center [Multimedia]
Turn right at the big OHIO on the hillside for food, fun, rousing music and a pep talk by President Roderick J. McDavis! More than 100 faculty, staff, students and community members did as they gathered at the Proctorville Center on Saturday, Sept. 25 for a pre-game tailgate, cheering the Bobcats on against cross-river rival Marshall. Although the game ended in a nail-biter one point loss for OHIO with time expired, the Bobcat spirit prevails.

Celebrating 75 years of Vision: Dale Masel reflects
Dale Masel, an industrial and systems engineering associate professor who joined the Russ College of Engineering and Technology in 1998, would rather be a partner in his students' learning process, rather than just a teacher behind a lecture podium.

Documentary featuring artist David Hostetler airing in October
The film "The Last Dance," which features world renown and local Athens artist David Hostetler, will air on WOUB-HD Thursday, Oct. 14 at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 20 at 10 p.m. The award-winning film focuses on the life of Hostetler and his illustrious career. The program is produced by OU Media Arts and Studies Academic Professional Keith Newman and directed by Assistant Professor Casey Hayward.

New Learning Commons on Eastern Campus holds grand opening
Students returning to the Eastern Campus this fall have met with a pleasant change when they enter the library; the newly renovated space now includes an open and welcoming learning commons. Students were among the attendees taking advantage of computers and grouped seating areas on Thursday when the official ribbon cutting commemorated the grand opening.

Police need your help to increase campus safety
As we begin a new school year, the Ohio University Police Department wants to remind everyone of their role in helping to keep our Athens campus safe.

President soliciting Distinguished Professor nominations
President Roderick J. McDavis is soliciting 2010 Distinguished Professor nominations from the campus community. The deadline is April 8, 2011.

Returning alumni to participate with WOUB radio and TV programs
Homecoming week is a time for Ohio University’s alumni to return and honor their roots. This year, many of them will be spending time at WOUB to celebrate their broadcasting roots and the chance to do it all again.

Sep 29, 2010
30 Mile Meal workshop encourages participants to eat locally
Recently, if you had been standing outside the Atrium Café in Grover Center after the facility had dimmed its lights for the evening, you would have smelled a little bit of heaven: tomatoes, cilantro, roasting pumpkin and spices. And if you had slipped into the kitchen in back and taken a peek, you would have seen something deliciously innovative.

Culinary and Dining Operations conducting survey
Ohio University Culinary & Dining Operations is conducting a campus-wide customer satisfaction survey. All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to participate.

Education Abroad Matters: Education Abroad has resources, opportunities for faculty, staff and students
It isn’t hard to make the argument that study abroad is one of the most rewarding and educating experiences many college students will have. In spite of that, many faculty and staff are unaware of the role they can play in helping their students capture these opportunities, or seeking opportunities out for themselves.

Former Botswanan president speaks at Baker
His Excellency Festus Gontebanye Mogae, the former president of Botswana, spoke to a packed house at Baker Center Monday night, Sept. 27, as part of a three-day tour of Ohio University’s Athens campus.

Laura Myers appointed executive director of Institutional Equity
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit recently announced the appointment of Laura Myers as the executive director of the Office for Institutional Equity.

New student organization supports women of the region
Two OHIO Appalachian Scholars recently founded Future Women of Appalachia, a student organization whose mission is to help Appalachian girls discover the potential for a bright future.

Presidential Teacher Award seeking nominations
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis announced that nominations for the Presidential Teacher Award are now being accepted from faculty, students and alumni.

This month in the senates: September
A brief overview of this month’s employee senate meetings.