Compass Archives

Apr 1, 2014
Mail Services transitions to Ohio University Auxiliaries on April 1
Ohio University Mail Services will transition from Facilities to Auxiliaries on April 1, 2014.

Student project on Southern Campus raises awareness about domestic violence
Ohio University's Southern Campus participated in the Clothesline Project to raise awareness of violence against women.

Tutoring Services enhances its website
Ohio University's Academic Advancement Center, which provides tutoring and academic assistance to students on campus, has recently upgraded its website for quicker and easier access.

Apr 2, 2014
Community open forums to discuss education in Appalachia
Elementary schools, high schools and colleges are joining forces to benefit southeast Ohio's children. The Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative will be collaborating with the Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools in sponsoring three regional community forums.

Dongjing Kang and Sherica Hawthorne to present in Spring 2014 Graduate Research Series
Graduate students Dongjing Kang and Sherica Hawthorne will present on how they applied Freire’s concept of critical pedagogy through a research project carried out at the Ohio University Libraries.

First Chillicothe Campus social work students earn degrees
Latest news from Ohio University Chillicothe

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.

OHIO Guarantee tuition program receives chancellor’s approval [VIDEO]
The chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents has approved Ohio University’s new tuition guarantee program – named The OHIO Guarantee – setting in motion plans for a new transparent and predictable tuition structure to begin effective with the 2015-16 academic year. The proposal was adopted by the Ohio University Board of Trustees at their January meeting and passed to Chancellor John Carey for final approval.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘Much Ado About Nothing’
The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern Campus will present William Shakespeare’s comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” April 3, 4, 5 and 10, 11, 12 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Scripps Celebration honors faculty, staff, students
The Scripps College of Communication honored faculty, staff and students at the Scripps Celebration, held on March 26 during Communication Week.

Seven finalist teams advance in Scripps Innovation Challenge
Seven Ohio University finalist teams have been selected to advance in the 2014 Scripps Innovation Challenge. They advance to Pitch Day, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. April 21 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

The Promised Land? The American South Since the Civil Rights Era, April 3
Sonoma State Professor Steve Estes will speak on "The Promised Land?: The American South Since the Civil Rights Era" on April 3 in Baker 242.

University Libraries fans the flames of knowledge
University Libraries’ acquisition and management of digital resources presents incredible opportunities for advancements in scholarship, research and citizenship — opportunities that OHIO students and faculty have been utilizing in big ways.

University to showcase student research projects April 10
University will showcase the original work of its students at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on Thursday, April 10. This year's Expo will feature more than 800 participants from 56 departments and schools.

Zanesville student launches random acts of kindness program on campus
Ohio University Zanesville senior Stephanie Wahl has created Z Bobcat Bucket List to encourage and promote student unity, increase Bobcat pride and create positive energy on campus through random acts of kindness.

Apr 3, 2014
25,000 pounds in electronics collected at Electronics Recycle Day
About 25,000 pounds in electronics were collected on Saturday, March 29 as part of the Electronics Recycling Day at Peden Stadium.

Cassie Norton is OHIO’s first Theta Alpha Kappa member
Mary “Cassie” Norton ’14, a triple major in English, History and World Religions, is Ohio University’s first member of Theta Alpha Kappa, the National Honor Society for Religious Studies and Theology.

Conference on LBJ's War on Poverty brings high profile journalist and renowned historian to Athens
Sid Davis, one of Ohio University's highest profile alums, is scheduled to speak during the opening of "A Region Reflects," a two-day conference designed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s May 7, 1964 announcement at Memorial Auditorium that called to end the War on Poverty.

Giving back is automatic for Athletics staffer [VIDEO]
Alumna and Athletics employee Tricia Drummond says giving back is a simple decision for her. It's a way she "pays it forward" to honor the transformative education and experience she received from her OHIO education.

Gordon Gee visits Athens Campus to collect ideas from education, business leaders
Dr. E. Gordon Gee paid a special visit to Ohio University’s Athens Campus late Monday afternoon for his latest stop in the Quality and Value in Higher Education discussions.

Got Food? A Social Innovation Forum on Hunger in Southeastern Ohio held Friday
A forum to discuss hunger in Southeastern Ohio and local organization’s efforts to combat the problem is being held at The Ridges Building 21 Friday from 1 to 4 p.m.

HCOM doc says his support for OHIO mirrors the generosity he sees in Southeast Ohio
Faculty member Dr. Jay Shubrook gives back to OHIO in myriad ways.

Lancaster Campus student art show opens April 10
Ohio University Lancaster students are putting their artwork on display for the campus and community to view.  The Student Art Show opens next Thursday, April 10, in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Brasee Hall.

OHIO seeks dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the position of Dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education will be open at the end of this academic year and interested faculty are encouraged to apply.

OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital Race For A Reason is less than a month away
The Center for Sports Administration classes of 2014 and 2015 and Athletes in Action would like to announce the countdown to the 3rd annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race For A Reason on April 26.

Parking restrictions in some areas Friday
Impact 2014 creates parking restrictions in some areas Friday

Softball's Casie Hutchinson is MAC East Player of the Week
Softball freshman infielder Casie Hutchinson has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week, as announced by the conference office on Monday.

Sogeti Cohort Graduates the 2,000 Young Professional
College of Business celebrates milestone with Sogeti Netherlands

Supercontinents: Earth’s radical story of birth and destruction
Gondwana. Rodinia. Nuna. Kenorland. Vaalbara. They sound like other worlds. They likely represent the past of this world.

Teaching with technology: Qualtrics, Turnitin, Panopto, Accessibility & more
Learn how to incorporate free OHIO tools like Qualtrics, Turnitin, and Panopto into your teaching.

University mourns Dr. Patricia Weitsman, political science professor
Dr. Patricia Weitsman, Professor of Political Science and Director of War and Peace Studies at Ohio University, passed away this week. She was a highly respected scholar, enthusiastic gym instructor and loving parent, wife, daughter and sister.

University photos, e-cards available in advance of graduation
Ohio University’s beauty certainly makes it a memorable place; the rolling hills, the stately buildings and the red brick everywhere you look has inspired love at first sight for many students, faculty and staff. Now that beauty is available for students to take with them as they graduate and move on to their next great adventure.

Apr 4, 2014
Brian Schoen to speak about the origins of the Civil War at Eastern Campus
Brian Schoen, associate professor of history at Ohio University, will give a presentation on secession and the origins of the Civil War at the University’s Eastern Campus on Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. in Room 219.

Henry Fenichel to speak about his escape from concentration camp
Henry Fenichel, a Holocaust survivor, will speak about his experiences at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Jim Christian resigns as head men's basketball coach
Jim Christian has resigned as head coach of the men's basketball program to accept the same position at Boston College. A national search for a successor will begin immediately.<br />

Part of University Terrace closed for emergency repairs
University Terrace between South Green Drive and Race Street is closed Friday, April 4, for emergency repairs.

Phillips named American Physical Society outstanding referee for 2014
Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, was honored as one of the 2014 Outstanding Referees by the American Physical Society.

Queer Studies Conference is April 10-11
The LGBT Center will host the second annual Queer Studies Conference April 10 and 11. This year's conference theme is "Ethically and Queerly Sexual ~ Creative Explorations of Gender, Ethics, and Sexuality."

Sports in Africa Conference is April 10
In honor of the 10th annual Sports in Africa Conference, Ohio University has invited two-time Olympic gold medalist Lee Evans to speak as a guest panelist on "survival of the fastest" in the world of black athletes from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Baker University Center Theatre.

Apr 6, 2014
Ryan Lombardi will be guest on WATH-AM 970 Thursday
Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH-AM's "The Party Line" at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 10.

Saul Phillips named Men's Basketball Head Coach
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus has named former North Dakota State University head coach Saul Phillips as the Bobcats' next men's basketball head coach.

Apr 7, 2014
Athens International Film + Video Festival gearing up for its 41st year
The 2014 Athens International Film + Video Festival comes into full swing April 11-17 at the Athena Cinema in uptown Athens.

Athens Jazz Festival to Take Place April 11-13
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the 2014 Athens Jazz Festival. The Festival, which will take place on April 11-13, will feature OU jazz ensembles, as well as student ensembles from area high schools and visiting artist Carl Allen (drums).

Beta Theta Pi raises $20,000 for Wounded Warrior Project
Ohio University's Beta Theta Pi Fraternity recently hosted its first philanthropy event since their return to campus in early 2012 and raised more than $20,000 for the Wounded Warrior Project.

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events List
Check out what's happening in the College of Fine Arts for April 7-13, 2014.

Computer science professor leads international task force to develop curriculum guidelines for bioinformatics
Led by Ohio University’s Professor of Computer Science Lonnie Welch, an international bioinformatics organization has released guidelines for bioinformatics curricula to ensure students graduate with the necessary skill sets for work in computational biology.

Counselor Advisory Board to bring valuable insight for OHIO admissions
The Counselor Advisory Board (CAB) will be on campus Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8 to share their insights into the college admission process with Ohio University’s Undergraduate Admissions staff and other University personnel.

Designing to Make a Difference
Mechanical engineering students at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology demonstrated their “Designing to Make a Difference” senior capstone projects to the public this weekend.

Got Food? Students work to combat hunger in Southeastern Ohio
Dozens of students and local leaders who work to combat hunger on a daily basis came together for a social innovative forum at The Ridges on Friday, April 4.

Inaugural Museum Studies Certificate cohort hosts first art exhibitions
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art was the site of a historic moment for the new Museum Studies Certificate program in the School of Art + Design on Wednesday.

Lancaster Campus advisor receives University College Chapman/Clapp advising award
Ohio University Lancaster Student Support Advisor Phyllis Lanier was recently selected by the University College Dean and the University Academic Advising Council to receive a 2014 Chapman/Clapp Award for Excellence in Advising.

Local students tackle drunk-driving in Impact 2014
Ohio University’s Convocation Center was packed with more than 6,000 high school juniors and seniors from surrounding schools on Friday as part of Impact 2014, an event organized by Troopers for a Safer Ohio, a group that works with troopers from the Ohio State Highway Patrol to educate community members on various issues.

OHIO Bobcats and their mothers celebrate Moms Weekend (PHOTOS)
Ohio University Bobcats and their mothers reunited this past weekend for an annual tradition of family bonding and memory making. Moms Weekend was held April 4-6.

OHIO’s International Week kicks off April 14
Ohio University’s International Week will be held April 14-19 at venues throughout the Athens Campus as well as in the community. The theme of this year’s celebration is “The World in Athens, Athens in the World.”

Ohio University to celebrate blooming of cherry blossom trees
The Ohio University Sakura cherry blossom trees are projected to start blooming on or around April 9. The Linguistics Society of Ohio University will host a gathering to welcome the start of blossom season at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in Gordy Hall.

Outstanding student leadership applauded at annual awards gala
In an annual celebration of Ohio University students and their outstanding demonstration of the University’s core values, more than 40 students and student organizations were honored at the 31st Annual Leadership Awards Gala.

Playful Learning Conference is April 10
The Patton College of Education will host "Playful Learning," an interactive conference for practicing and pre-service teachers on Thursday, April 10.

Senior Dance Concert to be held April 11-12
The Ohio University Dance Division presents its annual Senior Dance Concert at 7 and 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, and at 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre at Putnam Hall.

Take Back the Night becomes a voice for the unheard
Zerlina Maxwell, a political analyst and feminist, had the crowd at Take Back the Night laughing more than mourning late last week for an event designed to raise awareness about sexual assault and violence.

Apr 8, 2014
Art exhibit features Chillicothe Campus students' work
Events at OU-C connect with community, improve quality of life for region

Better Together Day is April 11
The Better Together Campaign will celebrate its fourth year at Ohio University with Better Together Day. The festivities will take place 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 11, in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Lancaster Campus student overcomes domestic violence and achieves her dream
When Heather Shahan was attending high school, graduating from college was never something she thought she could do.  She was a teen mom, dropping out of high school and getting married. Shahan went on to have four children while enduring 13 years of physical abuse from her then-husband.

OHIO honor fraternity hosting contest to raise funds for local schools
Ohio University’s chapter of Phi Sigma Pi will hold Duel for the Schools on Saturday, April 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Peden Stadium.

Physics Student Finds Way to Differentiate Nanoscale Defects in Graphene
Analyzing the motion of electrons, Ohio University researchers have developed a process to discriminate among different impurities in graphene–the strong, light and conductive material only one atom thick being studied for a variety of nanoscale applications.

Apr 9, 2014
Author Syl Cheney-Coker discusses state of African literature and art
The current state of African literature and art was the topic during acclaimed author Syl Cheney-Coker's talk on Monday evening. The event was part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the African Studies program and the Ohio University Press.

Lancaster Campus Spring Fest 2014 begins April 12
The annual OUL Spring Fest will kick off this weekend.  This year’s event runs April 12 - 17.  The week is packed with fun events and theme days to encourage students to participate by dressing up.

OHIO employees encouraged to review vacation days
Administrative employees are being encouraged to review vacation time to prevent losing earned vacation.

OHIO faculty participate in service learning workshops
More than 70 faculty members from colleges and academic units throughout the University participated in service learning workshops held April 3 and 4 on the Athens Campus.

Senior Week is April 14-18
Senior Week 2014 is April 14-18. The week contains many activities sponsored by various offices and organizations around campus.

Apr 10, 2014
2014 Football season tickets on sale
Season tickets for Ohio Football 2014 are now on sale and fans can secure their seats for as low as $5 per game.

Athletics hosts third annual Catspys Awards
The Ohio University Student-Athlete Advisory committee held the Third Annual Catspys Awards Monday evening inside Memorial Auditorium to celebrate another outstanding year of Bobcat Athletics.

Branding OHIO through its website: Part 4
When someone visits ohio.edu for the first time, it is important for first impressions to be positive, real and lasting. Having a well-planned approach to how content is prioritized and purposed is how the ohio.edu redesign and content strategy groups have focused their efforts.

Exchange email maintenance: 1:00 am - 3:30 am, April 12, 2014
The university's Exchange email server will be down during this Saturday's regular maintenance window, April 12, 2014, from 1:00 am - 3:30 AM.

Hearbleed: What you need to know about the Internet security bug
Although OIT has no direct evidence of this bug being exploited at Ohio University, you should take a few simple steps to protect your university account.

IT Change Guide: Spring/summer changes that will affect you
OIT has a number of upgrades and new service offerings for spring and summer 2014 that will affect the way you teach, learn and perform your day to day work.

Men of Black Excellence Awards are April 13
Sigma Psi, an unincorporated association of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, has teamed up with Ohio University Student Senate to present the Men of Black Excellence Awards at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 13.

OHIO Commencement plans announced
About 4,200 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3 in the Convocation Center, located on the West Green of Ohio University’s Athens campus.

OHIO enrollment applications increase for fourth consecutive year
First-time enrollment applications at Ohio University totaled 20,769 on Thursday, April 10, surpassing last year’s total number. The growth represents an 18.9 percent increase over 2012 and 55 percent increase over 2011. The figure is expected to grow even larger as students continue to apply.

OUAA celebrates in April: Senior Week, OUr Day
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) teams with various organizations and campus units to celebrate “Senior Week,” a week filled with activities and events aimed at honoring OHIO’s upcoming Athens and regional campus graduates. Senior Week kicks off Monday, April 14 with members of the Student Alumni Board driving golf carts on the Athens Campus to offer t-shirts and other OHIO clothing to undergraduate seniors.

Ohio Third Frontier awards grant to develop Ohio University 3-D visualization suite for aircraft
Ohio University has received $50,000 from the Ohio Third Frontier Commission to develop 3-D visualization software that will improve the development and design of new aircraft. The technology was created by current and former students in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology's computer science program and is being commercialized through the university's Technology Transfer Office.

Provost announces FY2015 faculty, staff raise pools
The following information is provided as an explanation of the upcoming implementation of two separate funding pools for salary increases in fiscal year 2015. Increases for promotion and tenure and employee benefits costs also are addressed.

Sidewalk closures in effect during electrical work
Traveling by foot around parts of Ohio University’s Athens Campus may mean taking some detours for a short period of time while crews work to install a new electrical duct bank on the south side of campus. The new duct bank will provide improved electrical distribution to certain areas of campus.

University Terrace, South Green Drive reduced to one lane
Part of University Terrace and South Green Drive will be reduced to one lane for a short time to allow construction to take place.

Apr 11, 2014
Kosher-friendly foods available across campus during Passover
Ohio University Culinary Services, in partnership with Hillel House, will serve kosher-friendly food items within all dining courts and halls during Passover from the evening of April 14 to the evening of April 21.

Logan High School students visit OHIO
Fifty-five Logan High School students from Autum Barry and Alyssa Burns’ biomedical science class and advanced placement biology class learned about plant biology and biomedical research at Ohio University during a recent visit to the Athens Campus.

Meet the March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet March 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Becky Fox.

Open forums scheduled to discuss OHIO's budget
Members of the University community will have two opportunities this month to participate in open forums about the university’s budget decision-making process:

Parking services offers students suggestions for moving out safely
Ohio University Parking Services is encouraging students who are moving from Athens next month to pack everything in boxes prior to loading things in their vehicles to help ease traffic congestion throughout the city.

Apr 14, 2014
A Night in Athens ... in Pittsburgh is May 7
There is still time to register for Ohio University Alumni Association’s (OUAA) “A Night in Athens … in Pittsburgh!” event, a chance for alumni to enjoy each other's company at their home away from Athens.

After hunger strike, human rights activist visits OHIO
African Cultural Week culminated Sunday evening with the African Student Heroine Lecture, which was presented by Elsa Chyrum, a London-based human rights activist from Eritrea.

College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21
A list of the College of Fine Arts Weekly Events for April 14-21.

Email upgrade: larger quotas, better web access & easier calendaring
This summer, the university will upgrade its Exchange email system to the Microsoft cloud service that currently hosts Catmail.

Engineering honor society celebrates outstanding students
Students in the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University were honored Sunday afternoon for leadership and outstanding academics for the 2013-14 academic year. Awardees were recognized at the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society’s annual student awards celebration, held at the Ohio University Inn.

Free Box cloud storage accounts now available
50 GB Box file storage/sharing accounts now are available to all current faculty, staff and students.

Last week of Faculty/Staff Survey: Deadline extended to Friday, April 18
All eligible faculty and staff (.75 FTE or higher) are encouraged to complete the Chronicle of Higher Education faculty/staff survey before the extended deadline of Friday, April 18.

OHIO celebrates Earth Day 2014
The Ohio University Office of Sustainability will host the inaugural sustainability recognition awards program on April 22 (Earth Day) in Walter Hall Rotunda from 4 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public and is being done in conjunction with ReUse Industries.

Olympian Lee Evans joins panel to discuss black athlete success
Genetics, the slave trade and African colonization were a few of the topics addressed during an April 11 roundtable discussion during the 10th annual Sports in Africa Conference.

Pianist Orli Shaham Visits OU for Residency April 16-18
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce visiting guest artist pianist Orli Orli Shaham will be at Ohio University for a residency, which will take place from April 16-18.

Race for a Reason: Support underserved poor in Athens County get healthcare
Race for a Reason: Support underserved poor in Athens County get healthcare

Seelio, an online portfolio technology, to become part of Scripps’ student resources
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University has signed an agreement to partner with Seelio, an online portfolio network, to provide professors and students in the College with the ability to create online portfolios that display their work to potential employers and the public at large.

Senior Dance Concert Showcases Creativity
Senior Dance Concert Showcases Movement Creativity

The Athens International Film & Video Festival Keeps Diversity a Top Priority
Founded in 1974, the Athens International Film & Video Festival has not only embraced the diversity of cinema and its creators, but also the diversity of their audience by utilizing a variety of promotional strategies, most notably the classic use of dogs on their posters and programming.

The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery presents Impressive Impressions: Selections from Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection
The Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery will present Impressive Impressions: Selections from Ohio University's Kennedy Museum of Art Print Collection from May 1-July 13.

What's the big idea? A look at new OHIO inventions
A spotlight on seven new technologies under development by Ohio University scientists and engineers.

Apr 15, 2014
WOUB staff mourn death of longtime WOUB engineer Dave Moore
WOUB staff are mourning the death of 33-year employee Dave Moore. The WOUB broadcast engineer died Tuesday morning just weeks before his retirement.

2014 benefits open enrollment notice to employees
The annual benefits open enrollment period has started and will be conducted online. All employees are asked to participate in the open enrollment process.

Employee Appreciation Ice Cream Social April 25
Ohio University is hosting an ice cream social on Friday, April 25 beginning at 2 p.m. in Wolfe Garden, located between Alden Library and Cutler Hall on the College Green.