Compass Archives

Jan 3, 2017
Astrophysicist Joseph Shields to present “The Quest for Supermassive Black Holes” at Jan. 18 Science Café
Physics talk to kick off Spring Semester Café Series.

'The Saul Phillips Show' Returns Thursday Night
The 'Saul Phillips Show' is back on Thursday on the Ohio IMG Sports Network from 6-7 p.m. The program is at Broney's on Court Street in uptown Athens,

Martin Luther King Jr. Poster Contest entries due Jan. 13
Participants must create an original poster design that incorporates some aspect of the Civil Rights Movement, a quote from Dr. King, and one or more of these ideas: justice, cultural appreciation, respect, freedom and equality.

Food in Sicily info session Jan. 18
The Food Studies Theme and the Office of Global Opportunities is offering the Food in Sicily Summer study abroad.

Jan 4, 2017
Alumni College comes to Ohio University Lancaster January 21
The free event is open to all Ohio University alumni and friends and includes a luncheon hosted by the OHIO Alumni Association January 21 from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

OHIO Hockey announces second half season tickets available
The Ohio University Bobcat Hockey Team is offering second half season tickets for a fraction of the price of a full season ticket.

Jan 5, 2017
Presidential search finalists named
David A. Wolfort, chair of the Ohio University Board of Trustees, announced the four presidential search candidates who will visit the Athens Campus.

WOUB Public Media launches new podcast 'Teaching Matters'
Developed in cooperation with Dr. Scott Titsworth, dean of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, the podcast is an “information resource on teaching and learning in an information-rich world.”

Parking information for faculty and staff during today's predicted snow event
The following message was sent to Ohio University Athens Campus faculty and staff on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

Graduate College invites students to register for 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition
The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Wed., Feb. 15.

Ohio University pursues Ridges Framework Plan with potential developers
Ohio University will meet with potential Developers on Monday, January 9 at 1:00 pm at the Ridges to engage in a dialogue about the feasibility of beginning implementation of the Ridges Framework Plan, which was created and approved after an 18 month planning process that included Athens and University community participation and public forums, and the support of the Athens Mayor’s Office, City Council, and University Leadership.

Grooms uses brain imaging to map injury’s effects
Though curiosity may have killed the cat, it galvanized the direction of Dustin Grooms’ athletic training career.

Jan 6, 2017
Ohio University Research Committee awards $61,321 during fall 2016 funding cycle
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected eight faculty proposals for funding during its fall 2016 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $61,321.

OUC Academic Success Center focus of $3,500 grant from Schaefer Fund
Ohio University-Chillicothe has received a grant totaling $3,500 through the Ohio University Foundation from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund to benefit the Academic Success Center.

Renewing Ohio University’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in 2017
The following message was sent to Ohio University's Athens Campus by Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

January Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees January meetings in Margaret M. Walter Hall on the Athens Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Ohio Today Winter 2017 touts teamwork
The Winter 2017 issue of Ohio Today touts the power of teamwork.

National Academy of Engineering, OHIO announce recipients of 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering announce that the 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to James G. Fujimoto, Adolf F. Fercher, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, David Huang, and Eric A. Swanson for the invention of optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Jan 9, 2017
Spring semester Performing Arts, Concert Series lineup includes Mountain Stage, ‘RENT’
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Performing Arts and Concert Series resumes spring semester with a variety of musical performances, a successful Broadway show and a live radio show experience.

Transportation and Parking Services provides parking tips and tricks for students, faculty and staff
This semester, Transportation and Parking Services is encouraging students, faculty and staff to get creative when it comes to solutions for parking on campus – and is providing some tips and tricks to help ensure everyone with a valid parking pass is able to find a spot on the Athens Campus.

Start of spring semester brings new equipment to the Ping Center
Staff at Ohio University's Charles J. Ping Center are unveiling an updated Cardio Room complete with 63 pieces of new state-of-the-art equipment.

A reminder regarding campus parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations
Parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations

Women’s Center seeking participants for International Women’s Day Festival
Ohio University’s Women’s Center is calling on members of the OHIO and local communities to participate in its ninth annual International Women’s Day Festival.

Scripps College announces new MFA in communication media arts
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication has announced the approval of its new master of fine arts degree in communication media arts.

Free program can help OHIO employees lower diabetes risk
If you are an Ohio University employee who has pre-diabetes or is at risk of developing diabetes, you may be eligible for a free yearlong lifestyle-change program that has been shown to significantly reduce the likelihood of the disease’s onset.

Registration deadline for leadership summit fast approaching
Jan. 15 is the deadline for OHIO students to register if they wish to join the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Rural and Underserved Programs for a day of interactive workshops during an interprofessional leadership summit that will take place Friday, Jan. 27.

Ohio University announces organizational changes
The following message was sent by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit, Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina and Vice President for Finance and Administration Deb Shaffer to the Ohio University community on Monday, Jan. 9, 2017.

Ohio University Lancaster student-athletes selected to all-academic teams
The Ohio Regional Campus Athletic Conference (ORCC) has selected nineteen area students from Ohio University Lancaster to the All-Academic Teams for Fall Semester.

Jan 10, 2017
Ohio University Eastern Theatre announces community auditions
The Theater Department of the Ohio University Eastern Campus will hold open community auditions on Jan. 17 and 18 for its upcoming production of Christopher Durang’s comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

Academic Success Center at Chillicothe Campus focus of $3,500 grant from Schaefer Fund
Ohio University Chillicothe has received a grant totaling $3,500 through The Ohio University Foundation from the Robert E. and Genevieve B. Schaefer Fund to benefit the Academic Success Center.

Alumna Megan Westervelt to hold public discussion, gallery reception on Jan. 12
School of Visual Communication alumna Megan Westervelt, MA ’14, returns to campus this week to work with students and host a public discussion about “Turning interdisciplinary passions into action: Storytelling in Amazonian Ecuador” on Thursday, Jan. 12 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. in Schoonover 145. A reception will follow on the first floor of Schoonover Center and the VisCom Gallery.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Jordan Ritter Conn
Few writers in America have had the effect on literature that Jordan Ritter Conn has. While most readers might know his work from Grantland.com, Ritter Conn has written for almost all the high-end publications and sports websites. Attend a talk with Ritter Conn, moderated by Jordan Horrobin, as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Scripps Hall, 111.

Faculty: Apply now to participate in Libraries’ Alt-Textbook II workshops
In response to the success of the 2016 workshops, OHIO librarians are offering 10 faculty the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Alt-Textbook II initiative to help overcome the obstacles instructors face when looking for alternatives to expensive textbooks.

Room 251 open for faculty teaching
Faculty can now reserve the interactive learning space in room 251 of Alden Library for their own teaching. The room seats 42 students and has six tables.

Jan 11, 2017
Five faculty members receive Baker Fund support during fall 2016 cycle
The fund awarded $53,704 for research, scholarship and creative work.

Office for Diversity and Inclusion kicks off ‘Diversity is You’ campaign
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion recently launched its “Diversity is You” campaign on the Athens Campus and is providing free hot chocolate from 10 a.m. to noon every day this week on the first floor of Baker University Center.

Not sidelined: Phillips family touts the power of teamwork in Ohio Today
The Phillips family demonstrated that teamwork is the winning combination to beating the cancer odds.

Process for second-year room selection underway
Current Ohio University first-year students have until Friday, Feb. 17, to complete their online housing contact in order to be a part of the room selection process for the next academic year.

Beneath the surface: Appalachian cemeteries analyzed
OHIO student's funded research reveals mortality trends in Appalachia dating back to the 1880s.

President McDavis welcomes students back for spring semester
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following message to OHIO students on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017.

Glidden professor investigates exotic and extreme nuclei
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Visiting Glidden Professor Dr. Andreas Nogga seeks to understand more about the forces holding atomic nuclei together.  As one of the leading few-body theoretical physicists, he studies the strong nuclear force, one of the four fundamental forces of nature.

Office of Emergency Programs offers new resources, training opportunities for business continuity planning efforts
The Office of Emergency Programs is pleased to announce new efficiencies and training sessions to assist units with business continuity planning (BCP) efforts.

Branding OHIO: OHIO’s Brand Perception Study
Chief Marketing Officer Renea Morris shares insight into OHIO's first brand perception study completed in 2010, what happened next and how it's evolving today.

Five media students studied music production alongside Spoon’s Jim Eno
During fall finals week, five students studying music production in the School of Media Arts & Studies had the opportunity to travel to Austin, Texas, to work in the nationally renowned studio, Public Hi-Fi, and with producer Jim Eno, the drummer of the band Spoon.

iCUE Spotlight: January 12-18, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, presidential search open forums, basketball, and the University's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration.

Jan 12, 2017
Southern Campus hosts Western Dressage Youth and Collegiate Invitational
Ohio University Southern hosted the Western Dressage Collegiate and Youth Invitational Nov. 12 at the Ohio Horse Park.

CLDC’s free certificate programs foster Bobcats’ leadership development
Among the Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center's offerings are two free certificate programs designed to foster students’ leadership skills and help them succeed in today’s competitive global work environment and a leadership program tailored specifically to OHIO’s first-year students.

University closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, most offices and departments at Ohio University will be closed on Monday. Compass emails will be sent out on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Chancellor John Carey visits Chillicothe Campus to discuss impact of College Credit Plus program
Ohio Department of Higher Education Chancellor John Carey visited the Ohio University Chillicothe Campus Wednesday to discuss the regional impact of the College Credit Plus program.

Football's Javon Hagan is FWAA Freshman All-American
Hagan, who is also the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year and Second-Team All-MAC, was the only MAC player selected.

SMART Dialogue Series spring speakers announced
The Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab is hosting a SMART Dialogue Series this semester where faculty, staff and students will prepare talks about social media research they are conducting.

Jan 13, 2017
Celebrating 100 years of Ohio University’s School of Music: Ohio, Carnegie Hall concert and alumni reunion in Athens
The School of Music is excited to announce a series of events it has planned in celebration of its 100th anniversary, sure to make 2017 an exciting and memorable year for faculty, students, alumni, and friends.

First-year OHIO graduate students showcase their first semester in art exhibit “From There to Here”
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition of the first-year graduate students who have recently finished their first semester at Ohio University. “From There to Here” will be on view January 17–February 18, 2017 in the Trisolini Gallery located on the 4th floor of the Baker Center.

VisCom Alumna Megan Westervelt discusses Ecuadorian research project, documentary
School of Visual Communication alumna Megan Westervelt, MA ’14, hosted a public discussion about “Turning interdisciplinary passions into action: Storytelling in Amazonian Ecuador” which showcased her Fulbright research photography project and documentary.

Jan 17, 2017
‘Breakfast for Everybody’ to be held Jan. 20
In a spirit of human solidarity and as a gesture of inclusion, the Ohio University Center for International Studies, in cooperation with several other campus units, is sponsoring “Breakfast for Everybody!!” from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Athens Islamic Center.

‘MLK’s Vision for the African Diaspora at Home and Abroad’ lecture set for Jan. 18
A lecture on “MLK’s Vision for the African Diaspora at Home and Abroad,” led by Robin Muhammad, chair and associate professor in the Ohio University Department of African American Studies, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in Baker University Center 231.

Highlighted topics for January 2017 Board of Trustees meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20 at Margaret M. Walter Hall. Check out a few of the agenda highlights.

Nominations, applications being accepted for Charles J. Ping International Leadership Award
Ohio University International Student and Faculty Services is accepting nominations and applications for this year’s Charles J. Ping International Leadership Award.

Chemical engineering faculty member named fellow of chemistry society
A Russ College research professor, David Young, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of his 33 years in the chemical sciences.

All Greek Expo to allow students to explore sorority, fraternity life at OHIO
Ohio University students interested in learning more about sorority and fraternity life at OHIO are invited to attend the All Greek Expo from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Memorial concert to honor Eastern Campus’ David Noble
Music with Meaning, a collection of alumni and current students at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus, will be presenting a memorial concert to honor long-time Eastern Campus faculty member David Noble, who recently passed away after a courageous battle with cancer.

Patton College of Education to host McCracken Hall ribbon cutting on Jan. 27
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the recently renovated and expanded McCracken Hall is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27. The ceremony will feature comments from Board of Trustees Chair David Wolfort, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Patton College Dean Renée A. Middleton.

Take a closer look at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Silent March and Brunch [PHOTOS]
The 2017 Ohio University Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration, which carries the theme "A Matter of Legacy," kicked off on Saturday. On Monday, the events continued with the annual Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Silent March and Brunch.

Financial System Enhancements: impacts and go-live
Financial System Enhancements: impacts and go-live

President makes call for honorary degree nominations
President Roderick J. McDavis made a call for honorary degree nominations on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 24.

Jan 18, 2017
Campus volunteers welcome Southern Campus students
Campus volunteers provided snacks, assistance, games and a movie – all served accompanied by a smiling face – during Welcome Week as Ohio University Southern kicked off spring semester classes Jan. 9.

OUC Theater program takes on Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
Seven OUC students attended the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival in New Jersey.

Registration is open for 2017 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
Registration for the 2017 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is now open. Registration closes on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Ohio University’s Division of Theater joins the Ghostlight Project
Students, faculty and staff of Ohio University’s Theater Division and the Tantrum Theater will gather on the steps of Ohio University’s Kantner Hall on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30 P.M. to participate in the Ghostlight Project.

Rajko Grlic to present “The Constitution and How I Wrote It” at Jan. 25 Café Conversation
Eminent Scholar in Film to discuss development of new feature.

Libraries seeking applications for 1804 and Junior Faculty endowments
Students and faculty can both acquire resources needed for their research and help build the Libraries’ collections by applying for two funds that are currently seeking applicants. The 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund is open to students and faculty, and the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Fund is open to tenure track junior faculty.

Campus community informed of student believed to have bacterial meningitis
Student believed to have bacterial meningitis

Meeting to discuss development of Survivor Advocacy Program student organization
Ohio University’s Survivor Advocacy Program (SAP) is preparing to launch a student organization and will hold an informational meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in Lindley Hall 034.

Jan 19, 2017
iCUE Spotlight: January 19-25, 2017
CUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Board of Trustees meeting, Global Game Jam and ice!

“Where I Come From” art exhibit and reception celebrate Alternatives biennial at Ohio University Art Gallery
Ohio University’s Photography and Integrated Media Department and the School of Art and Design proudly present the exhibition “Where I Come From,” as part of the Alternatives biennial, on view January 17 through February 18 in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall.

Ohio University Auxiliaries’ Classified Bargaining Unit Staff Service Awards Ceremony honors 26 staffers
The reception was held to recognize classified bargaining unit employees who have completed 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service at OHIO.

Women of Appalachia Project returns to the Multicultural Center Art Gallery
Ohio University’s Multicultural Center and Women’s Center will once again host two very special events focused on showcasing the work of women artists from multiple counties of Appalachia.

VisCom alumnus Matt Eich to exhibit, present photography of Southeast Ohio
Photographic essayist Matt Eich, BSVC ’08, will deliver a presentation about his photographs that feature the people and communities of Southeast Ohio on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover Center, 145. 

Sports Ad kicks off the spring semester
Ohio University Sports Administration program took a moment to look back at the fall semester highlights.

Jan 20, 2017
The hotel industry is experiential, as is the learning at Ohio University
Students in the Human and Consumer Sciences academic program from the Patton College of Education recently traveled to Columbus to experience the hotel industry with the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Alumni mark memorable spots in communications Historypin project
Communications students assemble a virtual walking tour on Historypin.org with alumni stories.

OHIO Hockey’s Jan. 27 Ice Ghosts Exhibition Charity Game to benefit cancer research
The Ohio University Hockey Team will be hosting its sixth annual Ice Ghosts Exhibition Charity Game, benefitting cancer research, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, in OHIO’s Bird Arena.

Ohio University Board of Trustees appoints Dr. David Descutner interim president
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. David Descutner as interim president of the University, effective Feb. 18, 2017.

Ohio University Eastern to host second annual OUE Shark Challenge
The Ohio University Eastern Campus will be hosting the OUE Shark Challenge, an event focused on creating innovative ideas in the Ohio Valley, on Tuesday, March 28, at 6 p.m.

CHSP celebrates Gover Center phase one renovations
CHSP faculty, staff and students gathered last week to celebrate the unveiling of phase one of the Grover Center renovation project, part of a college wide effort to further interdepartmental collaboration and prepare students for a growing industry preference for interdisciplinary healthcare.

OHIO trustees discuss preliminary FY2018 budget planning, Physician Practice Plan and more
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed FY2018 preliminary budget planning, strategic updates to the Housing Development Plan and more during meetings Thursday and Friday on the Athens Campus.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Lisa Maatz
Lisa Maatz, an Ohio University alumna, understands what the 2016 presidential election means for women in America. Attend a talk with Maatz, moderated by Lilli Sher, as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in Morton Hall, 201.

Voinovich School Energy and Environmental Brownbag Series focuses on mapping disaster responses
Members of the campus community are invited to the first Voinovich School Energy and Environmental Brownbag of the semester on Friday, January 27 from 12 – 1 p.m. in Bldg. 22, Room 221 at the The Ridges where Rob Delach, senior geospatial manager, will discuss how maps assist responders reach those in need during disasters.

Paid undergrad research scholar positions available offering valuable applied experiences
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs is offering Undergraduate Research Scholar funded positions for the­ 2017-2018 academic year. ­ Highly motivated students from any school or department are encouraged to apply for these competitive positions.