|$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.
|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.
|"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.
|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.
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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.