Making the Difference


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. Its aim is the recruitment, retention and engagement of OHIO faculty and staff. OHIO community members are invited to submit nominations. Six articles were published in the 2013-14 editorial year and the series will continue in the 2014-15 editions of Compass.


Feb 19, 2015
Work Center serves as starting point for all of OHIO’s Facilities needs
The responsibility of maintaining the grounds and more than 200 buildings on Ohio University's approximately 1,800-acre Athens Campus falls on the roughly 400 individuals employed in the University’s Facilities Department, including the nine staff members who operate the Facilities Work Center.

Feb 4, 2015
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future

Jan 14, 2015
OHIO Culinary Services prepares high-quality food for the masses
Though Mary Jones is the associate director of Ohio University Culinary Services and responsible for the activities that take place within the Central Food Facility, she credits the success of the large operation to its managers and employees, who make a difference within the University community every day.

Dec 8, 2014
Campaign initiated by OHIO employee generates nearly $50K for workers affected by Athens fire
A gofundme campaign created by Pete Shooner, associate director of communications for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has raised nearly $50,000 for the dozens of employees affected by the Nov. 16 multiple structure fire in uptown Athens.

Oct 6, 2014
From Bobcat Nation to the Navajo Nation to Capitol Hill: Bob Klein inspires, empowers, advocates for math teachers and learners
Bob Klein’s hours outside of the classroom are spent inspiring, empowering and advocating on behalf of math students and educators throughout the nation – efforts that in the past year have taken him from Bobcat Nation to the Navajo Nation to Capitol Hill.

May 20, 2014
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.

Apr 2, 2014
Lancaster Campus educator Sandy Doty is building the future – one science fair at a time
Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Associate Professor of Physics Sandy Doty and The Works museum in Newark created the Licking County Local Science Fair.

Feb 19, 2014
Terri Green: Teaching children to learn to read so they can read to learn
Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Education Terri Green and Ohio University Lancaster are partners in a state grant project to help area elementary school students read at their grade level by the third grade.

Jan 30, 2014
Carolyn Bailey Lewis: Actively inspiring others
When a group of Ohio University employees from the President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) travels to Bowling Green State University in March to present a panel discussion on disability accessibility planning at the annual State of the State conference, among them will be Carolyn Bailey Lewis.

Dec 16, 2013
Lancaster professor’s class assignment yields multi-year anti-bullying campaign at local school
Ohio University Lancaster Communication Studies Assistant Professor Nicole Blau is making a difference in the community by taking away the power of bullies in one local middle school.

Dec 5, 2013
Employees behind coalition seek to extend opportunities to make a difference
The Suicide Prevention Coalition's goals are to reduce the stigma of mental health counseling, to increase the utilization of mental health resources on campus and to provide OHIO’s students, faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills and awareness needed to help those in distress.

Nov 7, 2013
Faculty, staff behind summer program give incoming students a fresh start and a head start
Ohio University employees throughout the Athens Campus contribute to the Summer Transition Program experience, making it a truly collaborative effort.

Oct 24, 2013
OHIO faculty and staff make the difference
UCM works with group of faculty and staff to establish a pathway toward a more consistent approach to communications with prospective and current employees through a brand position that is unique to the OHIO experience.