Compass Archives

Feb 1, 2017
OHIO releases projected enrollment numbers for spring semester 2017
Overall enrollment at Ohio University stands at 34,587, according to preliminary spring semester 2017 figures released by the Office of Institutional Research.

Libraries kicks off Alt-Textbook II Workshops
On Feb. 10, University Libraries will offer “Open Education Resources,” the first of six one-hour workshops offered to instructors to implement alternate resources to replace costly textbooks.

Athena Cinema asks area residents to submit films to “Drop Your Shorts” event
The Athena Cinema announces the return of “Drop Your Shorts,” an event showcasing community submitted work on the big screen. The event will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 7:00 p.m.

Hall-Jones receives the Gerald L. Saddlemire Mentor Award
The award recognizes supportive, educational student affairs professionals who have made significant contributions to the ideals of the student affairs profession.

Margaret Boyd Scholars Program announces new class
The new crop of scholars comprise students from Virginia, Georgia and 13 Ohio counties and represent 17 majors, from forensic chemistry to environmental pre-law.

New intervention program receives Innovation Award
The Challenge Course Alcohol Intervention program proves that collaboration between departments can yield award-winning results.

Proposal selected to receive Academic Innovation Accelerator support
The selection process of proposals created from September's Ideation Event has been finalized, and a proposal has been chosen to advance to implementation.

Call for presenters for Spotlight on Learning Conference
Applications to present at the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference are being accepted until February 15. This all-day event will take place on April 25, showcasing best practices from across OHIO.

Students of the month named at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington students Maci Sollie and Chip Spangler have been selected as Fall Semester students of the month.

Alumni honor legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman S. Cohn with fellowship
Alumni honor legacy of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Norman S. Cohn with fellowship

Chicago Networking Week calls students to connect with alumni, explore career paths
Students can connect with alumni in the Chicago area to learn about life after graduation.

Ebony Bobcat Network presents 'Radio Golf' at annual theater fundraiser
Ebony Bobcat Network presents 'Radio Golf' at annual theater fundraiser held in Cleveland.

Ohio University Police Department to host Department Recognition Ceremony Feb. 7
The Ohio University community is invited to attend the fourth annual Ohio University Police Department Recognition Ceremony on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Feb 2, 2017
New residence halls compete in ENERGY STAR® 2016 National Building Competition
From Sept. 1 through Nov. 30, 2016, Ohio University’s most recent energy conservation initiative took place, enrolling the Athens Campus’ four newest residence halls in the ENERGY STAR ® 2016 National Building Competition.

Southern Campus addresses accessibility at Second Annual MLK Luncheon for faculty, staff
On Jan. 20, Ohio University Southern faculty and staff participated in the Second Annual MLK Luncheon, which focused on creating a culture of inclusion for students with disabilities.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Cody Stavenhagen
Cody Stavenhagen, a ’16 graduate of Oklahoma State University, is the poster child for how to break into the sports writing business today. Stavenhagen, who now covers the Oklahoma Sooners for The Tusla World, has a resume that looks like a travelogue. He’s held internships at major websites like MLB.com (two) and daily newspapers like The Minneapolis Star Tribune.

iCUE Spotlight: February 2-8, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: 48-Hour Shootout, So You Think You're Famous, and bidding farewell to President and First Lady McDavis.

Input sought on Finance website redesign
As we embark on a project to redesign the website for Ohio University’s Department of Finance we seek input to help inform our efforts to design a customer-friendly website that meets the needs of users.

Feb 3, 2017
University Program Council to host Spring Break Pre-Party
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a Spring Break Pre-Party from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Nick Creegan and Justin Walters
Nick Creegan and Justin Walters are rising talents in sports journalism. Active members of the National Association of Black Journalists, they are returning to Ohio University to share their thoughts on the business and to offer their insights on how aspiring journalists can break into it.

OHIO alumni turn virtual gaming into reality
Tyler Blust and Anthony Mikicic founded GuessworkVR, a virtual reality start-up based in Columbus.

Medical Assisting Technology is the right path for OUL's Grizzell
Ariel Rene Grizzell wants to work in the medical field where where she can help children. That is one of the reasons she chose to get her associates degree in Medical Assisting Technology at Ohio University Lancaster.

Feb 6, 2017
Drupal to replace CommonSpot
Drupal will be the new web content management system for the OHIO website and many departmental sites.

Physicists demonstrate new characteristics of carbon
Dr. David Drabold, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Physics, and Bishal Bhattarai, a doctoral student in Physics & Astronomy, have published a seminal paper predicting the structure of amorphous “glassy” carbon at very low densities. Their paper provides the cornerstone of theoretical understanding of this form of matter, and is the first to accurately specify the atomic structure.

Engineering professor lands NSF grant to support biologists’ research
A Russ College mechanical engineering professor has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that will enable biologists to monitor thousands of small bird species wirelessly for the first time.

Graduate students to showcase communication skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb. 15
Graduate students to showcase communication skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition Feb. 15

Russ College students’ simulation gains global recognition, solves logistical problem
A team of industrial and systems engineering students applied their skills beyond the classroom, placing in the top 16 of 250 teams in the recent international Simio student competition.

Professor Pablo Mitchell to speak on Latino history Feb. 8
Dr. Pablo Mitchell, Oberlin College professor of history and comparative American studies and associate dean of arts and sciences, will present, "Drawing Together in Latina/os U.S. History" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Office for Diversity and Inclusion creates Multicultural Faculty in Residence Program
In order to attract diverse faculty members to the Athens Campus, the Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Office of Housing and Residence Life, has created the Multicultural Faculty in Residence Program.

Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors now holding office hours in residence halls
The new Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors in Residence Program, a collaboration between Housing and Residence Life and Diversity and Inclusion, will give residence hall students another contact point for diversity questions or conversations.

Julie Elman’s talk about her Fear Project book is Feb. 7
Julie Elman will host an artist talk about her illustrated book, “Fear, Illustrated,” and art work at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover Hall 145.

Dr. Renée A. Middleton to receive 2017 Pomeroy Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Dr. Renée A. Middleton, professor and dean of The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, has been selected to receive the “Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education” by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Feb 7, 2017
Financial System Enhancements reaches major milestones
The Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project represents a combination of initiatives planned to be available in November 2017 including the Chart of Accounts Redesign (COA), a new Financial Approvers tool and the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module. Each of these building blocks will be supported by detailed reporting capabilities within Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI) and thorough training.

OHIO Ready Staff provide valuable service on campus
Employers often find themselves scrambling to fill in gaps left when valued staff members retire, advance into new positions or take time away from their jobs for family or medical leaves. This is often the case in both academic and non-academic units and departments at Ohio University.

Farewell open house cancelled
A farewell open house for President Roderick J. McDavis and First Lady Deborah A. McDavis, scheduled for Feb. 7, has been cancelled.

CLDC to host Career and Internship Fair, Night of Networking on Feb. 14
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) will hold its bi-annual Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Baker University Center Ballroom followed by the Night of Networking from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Konneker Alumni Center.

OUC Professor Barbara Mahaffey selected to present at IAMFC conference
Dr. Barbara Mahaffey was recently selected to present an education session at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors conference in New Orleans, La.

Feb 8, 2017
John Bowditch to present “Disrupting Reality: Immersive Media at Ohio University” at Feb. 15 Science Café
John Bowditch to present “Disrupting Reality: Immersive Media at Ohio University” at Feb. 15 Science Café

Board Chair David A. Wolfort issues message on next step in presidential search
In a message to the OHIO community, Board of Trustees Chair David A. Wolfort announced a Feb. 22 board meeting to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

First-of-its-kind meditation room to open at OHIO’s Alden Library
The United Meditation Room, the first-of-its-kind space on the Athens Campus, will open to the Ohio University and surrounding communities at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, on the fifth floor of Alden Library.

Shootout competition challenges students to create films in two days
This past weekend, Friday, Feb. 3 to Sunday, Feb. 5, student teams could be seen working throughout the Ohio University campus and surrounding area to produce a short film in 48 hours.

Laboratory and Radiation Safety will offer training courses through Blackboard
The Department of Laboratory and Radiation Safety is updating training programs and migrating them to Blackboard to better serve students, faculty and staff who teach, work and study in laboratory environments across campus.

Wrestling's Kelly, track & field's Atkinson are Scholar-Athletes of the Week
As part of the mission of Intercollegiate Athletics to celebrate the achievements of our students both in the classroom and on the field of play, OhioBobcats.com will honor the successes of both a male and female student-athlete.

'Unity Walk' rescheduled for Feb. 28
Ohio University’s International Student Union is inviting members of the OHIO and surrounding communities to participate in the second annual Unity Walk, an event celebrating the diversity and unity of the Bobcat family. The event will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 28 beginning at Wolfe Garden on the Athens Campus.

Paperwork needed from retiring administrators
Paperwork needed from retiring administrators

Valentine's for Timmy drive seeks to meet 1,000 donation goal
An OUC student's 5-year-old son is battling cancer and the community has rallied around the family to bring joy to Timmy for Valentine's Day.

Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary to be broadcast nationally on PBS stations
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication is proud to announce that the “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask” documentary, a collaborative project between School of Media Arts & Studies faculty and the Central Region Humanities Center at Ohio University, has been accepted by PBS for broadcast by individual stations during Black History Month (February) and National Poetry Month (April).

Jessica Storm receives Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and works as an advocate for women bettering their lives
Jessica Storm, a doctoral student studying Higher Education in The Patton College of Education, received an Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. ASF prepares professionals to serve and empower vulnerable people to live healthier lives.

OHIO competes to win RecycleMania title with education, creativity and community events
Coming off back-to-back championships in the GameDay Recycling Challenge, Ohio University Campus Recycling and Zero Waste has already jumped into OHIO’s next competition: RecycleMania.

Cast your vote for the 2017 Homecoming theme
Vote on this year's Homecoming theme.

Bush family lessens students’ financial burdens
Howard and Angie Bush established The Bush Green and White Award, which provides scholarships for full-time OHIO undergraduates who are experiencing extreme financial hardships.

Feb. 10 panel discussion to explore ‘Student Rights in a Changing America’
Ohio University’s Center for International Studies will host a "Need to Know: Student Rights in a Changing America" panel discussion from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10, in Walter Hall 235.

Registration now open to compete for cash prizes in the 2017 Expo Pitch Competition
Undergraduate and graduate students from any program across campus are invited to compete for cash prizes in the 2017 Expo Pitch Competition on April 6, 2017.

Campus Rec celebrating Valentine’s Day with ‘Cardio with Cupid’
The Group Fitness staff in Ohio University's Department of Campus Recreation will be hosting “Cardio with Cupid” from 4:35 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14, in the Group Fitness Room at the Charles J. Ping Recreation Center.

OHIO Professor William Condee to conduct research, teach in Japan
Ohio University Professor William Condee is spending six weeks this spring semester researching and lecturing at Chubu University in Japan as the 41st Kohei Miura Visiting Professor.

Campus, community input sought on Park Place Planning Strategy
Ohio University’s Park Place Planning Strategy Work Group is seeking campus and community input that will be used to chart the future of this historic area at the heart of the Athens Campus.

Museum Studies Certificate Program taking applications for 2017-18
The Museum Studies Certificate Program in the School of Art + Design is taking applications for its 2017-18 cohort. The interdisciplinary and competitive program is open to undergraduates and graduates.

University Human Resources to host employee appreciation event Feb. 18
Ohio University is hosting a pre-game tailgate on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 beginning at 11:30 a.m. for all University employees and their families. The tailgate will take place in the Ping Center and will include kid-friendly activities, food and drinks. There is no cost to attend this event.

Project Hindsight: Alvin Talks MLK and Homework Stress
Alvin Chaney talks about OHIO's Martin Luther King, Jr. celebrations and how he's dealing with the onset of spring semester's rising academic expectations. (Hang in there, AJ!)

Incentives announced for departmental accessibility self-assessments
Ohio University’s Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team has announced incentives for departments to complete self-assessments by Thursday, Feb. 23.

Registration open for 2017 Summer Institute for Diversity Education
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion will hold the eighth annual Summer Institute for Diversity Education May 16–19. SIDE is a 30-hour curriculum session that uses intercultural communication techniques to promote cross-cultural learning.

Feb 9, 2017
The Ohio Horse Park recognizes volunteers
Ohio University Southern and the Therapeutic Riding Center expressed gratitude to their volunteers at a fun-filled appreciation event on Jan. 23 at the Ohio Horse Park.

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 9-16, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, Beyond the Website, the Career and Internship Fair and 3MT!

Health Policy Day reflects Heritage College’s ongoing work to stop opioid abuse
This story recaps the Heritage College's Health Policy Day 2017, whose theme was "Healing Ohio's Opioid Crisis."

AAUW officer discusses going forward with President Trump in office
Lisa Maatz, a government relations executive of AAUW in Washington D.C. came to campus on Jan. 24 to discuss how women can move forward after the historic Women’s March following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday.

Scripps College PRSSA hosts diversity panel discussion
The Scripps College of Communication’s Public Relations Students Society of America held a diversity panel as a part of the organization’s Monday night meeting to discuss more ethical, diverse and equal representation in the media.

Chief Powers issues message in response to Feb. 1 events
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers issued a message to the OHIO community in response to protests around the country and the arrests that occurred at Baker University Center on Feb. 1.

Feb 10, 2017
Campus Recreation offering life-preserving technique classes
Ohio University Campus Recreation is offering classes every Wednesday through April 12 to provide the knowledge and confidence to perform life-preserving CPR-AED and First Aid techniques in the event of an emergency.

“Snake Talk” artists visit Ohio University for workshops, lectures and movement performance
The OHIO Dance Division and the School of Art + Design are pleased to sponsor Maryanna Lachman (HTC Dance '09), Mara Poliak and Abby Crain for their performance “Snake Talk,” which will premiere at Ohio University on February 25.

Interprofessional summit stresses human connections as soul of teamwork
A Jan. 27 Leadership Summit sponsored by the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Office of Rural and Underserved Programs, featured a day of interactive workshops for Heritage College students and other health professions students.

Ohio University Chillicothe helps to bridge language barrier for local church
OUC's office of Continuing Education worked to find a solution for a community need in language training.

Postdocs form professional development and networking group
Postdocs form professional development and networking group

Feb 13, 2017
90 Minutes Series a conversation: ‘The Escape of Jane’
“The Escape of Jane,” a one-woman play, is the tale of a woman’s escape from slavery through the Underground Railroad. Attend a 90 Minutes Series performance and discussion with Patricia Thomas, moderated by Jasmyn Pearl, on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Morton Hall 201.

Student interns at Poplar Island, gets up-close with Diamondback Terrapins
“I can apply these skills to other areas in my field, whether I go on to earn a Ph.D. or to work in other research positions,” says Alayna Tokash, now a master’s student in ecology and evolutionary biology. Tokash, also an Ohio University undergraduate alumna of wildlife and conservation biology (2016), spent a summer as an undergraduate completing a competitive internship on Poplar Island in Chesapeake Bay. While there, she studied diamondback terrapins and gained valuable fieldwork experience

‘Beyond the Mask:’ OHIO faculty come together to honor Dayton poet
"Beyond the Mask: Paul Laurence Dunbar" is a recently completed documentary film that explores the life of Paul Laurence Dunbar, a Black poet known mostly for his dialect poems published in the late 1800s.

History of Ohio University’s regional campus system highlighted in Alden Library Founders Day Exhibit
In his own words, Bill Kimok, University archivist and records manager, tells the story of OHIO’s regional campuses and the role they have played in providing opportunities to access higher education for many Southeast Ohioans.

Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary hits public television airwaves nationally
The documentary will air on WOUB HD at 8 p.m. Feb. 14.

Ohio University Eastern to host Admitted Day on March 23
High school seniors are invited to a spring visitation event called Admitted Day at the Ohio University Eastern Campus on Thursday, March 23, at 3 p.m. The event will end with a $500 scholarship drawing.

Meet 2016 Distinguished Professor of Physics Alexander Govorov
On Monday, Feb. 20, Ohio University will honor Dr. Govorov during the Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. with a reception in the Baker University Center Ballroom, followed by the Distinguished Professor introduction and portrait unveiling at 7 p.m.

Ohio University unveils new website to provide updates on federal immigration executive orders and actions OHIO is taking to support students, faculty, staff
In response to increasing questions about immigration executive orders and how Ohio University is assisting its international community, the Office of Global Affairs and International Studies has created a new website as a single point of reference for easy access to information with regard to these issues.

Meet 2016 Distinguished Professor of Communication Studies Judith Yaross Lee
On Monday, Feb. 20, Ohio University will honor Dr. Lee’s achievements with the Distinguished Professor Award Reception and Lecture. The reception will begin at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following at 7 p.m., Dr. Lee will deliver her lecture, “Sociable Sam: Mark Twain among Friends,” with which she hopes to deliver insight and intrigue on the people with whom Twain acquainted himself, including friends, family, editors and others.

OHIO Foundation Board honors McDavis’ lasting legacy
OHIO Foundation Board honored President Roderick J. McDavis’ legacy with an Urban Scholarship endowment last weekend.

Panel discussion addresses executive orders affecting international students
Ohio University’s Center for International Studies hosted a panel discussion on Friday, Feb. 10, in order to provide information and answer questions related to the recent executive orders affecting international students.

University, community donations assist local food shelter during the holiday season
The Holiday Film Series, an annual staple within uptown Athens and one of its many ongoing partnerships with Ohio University, has donated approximately 4,300 pounds of food and more than $700 in cash to the local community since the seasonal event began over a half-decade ago.

Visiting Author ¦ fiction writer Rachel B. Glaser, Feb. 16
Ohio University's Creative Writing program hosts Visiting Fiction Writer Rachel B. Glaser On Thursday, Feb. 16, for a 7:30 p.m. reading at Walter Hall Rotunda.

Healthy OHIO returns with enhancements
The College of Health Sciences and Professions and WellWorks are excited to present the return and enhancement of Healthy OHIO, a wellness screening event for Ohio University employees. The annual program will bring holistic wellness, community connection and rewards to university employees.

Foundation Trustees view unveiling of portraits of president and first lady [PHOTOS]
Ohio University's Foundation Board of Trustees witnessed the unveiling of the official portraits of President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis during a private reception on Thursday, Feb. 9 in McCracken Hall.

NPR’s Bob Boilen, John Paul White, My Bubba, Adam Torres to visit OHIO for interview, free music showcase April 14
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, in partnership with the School of Media Arts & Studies, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media, and Arts for OHIO, will welcome NPR Music’s Bob Boilen to OHIO on Friday, April 14.

Athens community invited to WellWorks open house
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the University’s wellness center, WellWorks, invite the public to a free open house celebrating WellWorks’ fitness center expansion on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 from 5–7 p.m. in Grover Center E124.

Feb 14, 2017
OHIO Up Close visit programs begin this month
Ohio University’s Athens Campus will be hosting admitted freshman and transfer students on select days throughout spring term at OHIO Up Close. The open houses will give each student a chance to see the campus, meet the faculty and learn more about their academic program before making their final college decisions.

OHIO community invited to Muslim Student Association Night on Feb. 19
The Muslim Student Association Night will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University recognizes the faculty, staff and student inventors of 2016
Annual Inventors Dinner honored 75 innovators.

A reminder from Human Resources about annual evaluations
University Human Resources (UHR) reminds supervisors of upcoming deadlines for annual performance evaluations for administrative and professional (A&P), and classified staff.

Lazaroff Lecture ¦ Portugal, ‘Forced Paradise’: The Daily Lives and Feelings of Jewish Refugees in Nazi Europe, Feb. 27
The 2017 Lazaroff Lecture features Dr. Marion Kaplan discussing “Portugal, 'Forced Paradise': The Daily Lives and Feelings of Jewish Refugees in Occupied Europe” on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. in Baker Center 240/24

Undergraduate searches for key to Emerald Ash Borer resistance
The forest pest Emerald ash borer, which kills Ash trees, has been an issue in the United States since it was first detected in 2002, but Jeremy Held thinks there may be hope for the endemic trees.

Mathematics doctoral students teach young scholars at summer camps
Erik Hieta-aho and Javier Ronquillo Rivera, doctoral students in the Mathematics Department, spent part of their summer teaching mathematics to middle school students. Hieta-aho, who studies algebra and coding theory, worked at Loyola Marymount University as part of the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth. Ronquillo Rivera, whose research focuses on topological groups, worked with children at a camp called Bridge to Enter Advanced Mathematics in New Y

Curran and team awarded NSF funds to continue Pleistocene research in Romania
Last summer Dr. Sabrina Curran, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, traveled to Romania to continue her research involving the geographical movement of the Homo erectus species, an ancestor of modern humans, during the early Pleistocene.

Feb 15, 2017
Project Hindsight: KeAysia on finding inspiration through dance
In her latest Project Hindsight blog, KeAysia talks about her experience and upcoming shows with the School of Dance, as well as finding inspiration and motivation through exploring art.

Arbeit: "Oh, the places you'll go!"
In her career as a speech-language pathologist, Holley Arbeit has traveled from Buffalo, N.Y., to San Francisco, Calif., and toured the world from England to Ecuador to South Africa.

Runners and walkers invited to lace up for Bobcat Dash
Lace up your sneakers for the annual Bobcat Dash 5k as part of On The Green Weekend 2017.

Center for International Studies alumni, including U.S. State Department official, to speak on Athens Campus
On Friday, Feb. 17, the Center for International Studies will host “The International Studies Professional in Today’s World” from 1 to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center.

Feb 16, 2017
Athens Campus closed due to water main break
A water main break in the City of Athens has resulted in the closing of Ohio University’s Athens Campus as of 7:45 this morning.

Feb. 21 Campus Conversation to discuss bystander intervention, sexual assault, interpersonal violence
“Campus Conversation: Power-Based Violence and Bystander Intervention and Empathetic Response” will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Baker University Center Ballroom A.

Jefferson Marketplace grand opening festivities to be held Feb. 20-25
Ohio University Culinary Services will be hosting a week’s worth of grand opening festivities at the new Jefferson Marketplace Monday, Feb. 20, through Saturday, Feb. 25.

Ohio University sends farewell wishes to President and First Lady
The Ohio University community sends its best wishes to President Roderick J. McDavis and First Lady Deborah McDavis as they embark on a new journey after 13 years at OHIO. Their last weeks on campus have included several events to express gratitude and celebrate their legacy at the University.

Ohio University provides resources to students affected by water main break
Ohio University updates the Athens Campus about resources available as a result of a water main break that has closed the campus.

Athens Campus to open at 8 p.m. Feb. 16; normal operations to resume Feb. 17
Ohio University's Athens Campus will open on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m. and begin to resume normal operations. The only exceptions are Ping Center (6 a.m.), Alden Library (7:30 a.m.) and Baker University Center (7 a.m.), which will resume normal operations on the morning of Friday, Feb. 17.

Feb 17, 2017
Former longtime School of Art + Design faculty Abner Jonas dies
Former longtime School of Art + Design faculty Abner Jonas dies

Feb 19, 2017
Scholarship helps Southern Campus student, mother
Ohio University Southern student Kim Kartes is the recipient of the Clarence and Mary Grace Feil Scholarship.

OHIO faculty, staff to perform at eighth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant
Ohio University's chapter of Alpha Phi Omega is holding its Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant, an event showcasing the talents of OHIO faculty and staff while also raising money for charity, at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Park Place planning workshops to be held Feb. 22 and 23
Ohio University’s Park Place Planning Strategy Work Group will be holding public planning workshops at 7 p.m. Feb. 22 in Multipurpose Room A at the Athens Community Center and from noon to 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Baker University Center Ballroom to facilitate discussions and generate ideas about the future of the Park Place corridor.

OHIO residence halls to remain open over Spring Break
A change in business operations within Ohio University’s Department of Housing and Residence Life will allow Bobcats to remain at their home away from home during the University’s upcoming Spring Break.

Feb 20, 2017
A farewell message from President Roderick J. McDavis
On his last day at Ohio University, President Roderick J. McDavis shares a farewell message with his fellow Bobcats.

Tantrum Theater wins multiple awards at Theatre Roundtable
The College of Fine Arts and the OHIO Theater Division celebrate the recent awards and nominations of Tantrum Theater, at the Theater Roundtable Awards ceremony held in Columbus, Ohio, January 29.

BobcaThon dance marathon raises nearly $75,000 for area Ronald McDonald House
The year-long fundraiser BocaThon that benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, ends with an all-day dance party.

Celebrate Engineers Week with the Russ College
Join in National Engineers Week, Feb. 19-25, with Russ College events that honor the accomplishments of some of engineering’s most innovative minds and demonstrate how engineering improves the human condition.

Dr. David Descutner assumes interim president role
Dr. David Descutner assumed the role of interim president on Saturday, Feb. 18. He replaced Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, who accepted a position as managing principal and chief executive officer of AGB Search effective March 1.

OHIO student teaches South African language, culture, history at local children’s chorus
Ohio University student Nonkululeko Shongwe, who is from South Africa, recently shared South African language and culture with children from the Hocking County Children’s Chorus.

University earns LGBTQ Friendly and Affordable status from SR Education Group
Ohio University recently earned two impressive LGBTQ designations from the SR Education Group. It was named among the 2017 Top LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges and the 2017 Most Affordable LGBTQ-Friendly Online Colleges.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to meet February 22 in Dublin
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on February 22 in the DIEC Building at the Dublin campus to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

Journalism workshop focuses on better storytelling about suicide
Reporting on suicide may cause others to take their lives by suicide. That’s the premise behind a series of six workshops around Ohio that will teach campus and professional journalists the strategies and language they should use to report suicides in an informative, accurate and meaningful way to better serve their communities.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Sekou Smith
Sekou Smith, now a senior analyst for Turner Broadcasting, has been an active supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists and has mentored scores of aspiring journalists throughout his career. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Sekou Smith, moderated by Earl Hopkins, on Feb. 22.

OUPD receives certification through Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board
In January, Ohio University Police Department received certification through the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board as part of the state’s efforts to strengthen community and police relations.

Feb 21, 2017
Professional development for advisors from the Allen Center
The Allen Center in Baker Center offers ongoing professional development opportunities for faculty advisors, others

Panel discussion about micro-aggression hosted by Libraries
<br />The Libraries’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee is sponsoring a “kitchen table discussion,” an informal, highly-participatory panel, about micro-aggressions: subtle words or attitudes toward minority groups that reinforce stereotyping from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Yu Zhang to be first graduate research series of the spring 2017 semester
The Graduate Research Series returns to Alden Library on Wednesday, March 1 when doctoral candidate in the College of Health Sciences & Professions Yu Zhang presents “The Challenge of Speaker Variability in Speech Communication.” Zhang’s talk will be at 3 p.m. in the Libraries’ Friends Room.

Tips for OHIO students who will be traveling this spring or summer
Before they travel, all Ohio University students should remember to register with the Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) if they are planning to travel for any University-affiliated purposes such as research, study abroad, student club travel or an academic or professional conference.

Applications being accepted for Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship at Chubu University
The Ohio University - Chubu University Relations Committee (CRC) is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship that allows for an OHIO faculty member to spend a semester in residence at Chubu University in Japan.

Scripps online bachelor’s degree in applied communication ranked eighth in most affordable online college list by OnlineU
OnlineU ranked Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s online bachelor’s degree completion program in applied communication eighth in its “2017 Most Affordable Online Colleges for Communications Degree” rankings.

A message from Interim President David Descutner
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017.

Feb 22, 2017
Reminder about emergency resources from Ohio University and the City of Athens
In the wake of a water main break last week that left parts of the Athens Campus and city without water, Ohio University and the City of Athens would like to issue a reminder about informational and emergency notification services available to all students, faculty and staff.

Registration for 2017 Student Expo to close Feb. 28
Event seeks faculty and staff judges.

Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks 2017-18 nominations by April 20
Program recognizes mid-career faculty members at Ohio University.

CLDC’s first-ever ‘JobFest’ to connect OHIO departments with students seeking employment
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will hold its first-ever “JobFest: Part Time, On-Campus, and Seasonal Employment Fair” on Tuesday, March 21, from noon to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center 240/242.

Board formally elects Dr. Duane Nellis as 21st president of Ohio University
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Duane Nellis as its 21st president today in Dublin, Ohio. He will officially assume his duties on July 1.

OUC Diversity event sparks discussions about key issues in South Central Ohio’s evolving workforce environments
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted a diversity discussions event to engage students and faculty in talks centered around dynamic workforce environments and the role diversity plays in them

OHIO research calls attention to concussions in theater personnel
Those acting on the theater stage are just as susceptible to head injuries as those playing on the football field.

More than 800 Bobcats, nearly 100 employers participate in Career and Internship Fair (VIDEO)
Nearly 100 employers and more than 800 Ohio University students participated in the Career and Leadership Development Center's bi-annual Career and Internship Fair on Feb. 14.

Feb 23, 2017
iCUE Spotlight_February 23-March 1, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening at Ohio University in the week ahead, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: Faculty Pageant, Fat Tuesday with UPC and YouTube Live: Diversity and Inclusion .

'NONE WILL,' an M.F.A. School of Art student exhibition, runs Feb. 23 to March 2
The School of Art + Design presents an exhibition by M.F.A. candidates Andrew McNamara and Sadie Meade is on view Feb. 23 to March 2, in the Ohio University Art Gallery located on the fifth floor of Seigfred Hall.

University Program Council to host ‘Fat Tuesday with UPC’
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting “Fat Tuesday with UPC” from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, on the fifth floor of Baker University Center.

Volleyball announces coaching staff additions
<br />Fourth-year Ohio volleyball head coach Deane Webb announced the addition of Rodnei Santos as assistant coach and his wife, Laura Santos, as director of operations on Wednesday. The married couple spent the 2016 volleyball season at Oregon State.

Ohio University Lancaster receives national marketing awards
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has been announced as a winner of two awards in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards, sponsored by Higher Education Marketing Report.

Feb 24, 2017
UHR issues health insurance information related to tax returns
Each year the university provides employees with W2 tax forms for use in filing their tax return.<br />Under the Affordable Care Act, the university must also provide form 1095C to certain employees to assist them with answering health care related questions when filing tax returns.

Ohio University 2017 Homecoming theme announced
This year's Homecoming theme captures the spirit of OHIO's musical legacy.

Slideshow of Japanese cherry blossom trees available online
The public can now view a rotating photo slideshow of the cherry tree grove that runs along the Hocking River between the bike path and Convocation Center. The website is managed by the Research Division and the Department of Linguistics.

Reaffirming OHIO's commitment to diversity and inclusion
The following message was sent by Interim President David Descutner, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Student Affairs Jason Pina to the Ohio University community on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017.

Feb 26, 2017
OHIO students produce 'Hug a Muslim' video
An Ohio University class project designed to break down cultural barriers resulted in a fun video, some positive lessons and quite a few hugs.

Southern Campus hosts annual Love Your Body Health Awareness Fair
Ohio University Southern hosted the Sixth Annual Love Your Body Health Awareness Fair on Feb. 23 in the Mains Rotunda of the Riffe Center.

Student organization re-registration process to begin March 13
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center is preparing for its annual student organization re-registration process that begins March 13 and requires student organizations to update their information on OrgSync.

Meet Interim President Dr. David Descutner
On Jan. 20, the Ohio University Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. David Descutner as interim president of the University, effective Feb. 18, 2017. Find out more about him here.

Meet Kathy Holt, the December Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Kathy Holt, an administrative specialist at the Lancaster Campus. She enjoys reading, car shows and Star Trek. Find out more about her here.

Meet Chris Caldwell, the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Chris Caldwell, an administrative specialist for the Department of African American Studies. He enjoys hiking in Scotland, Dungeons and Dragons and is interested in interstellar travel. Find out more about him here.

Feb 27, 2017
90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Jessica Contrera
Jessica Contrera has won two Hearst Awards, which catapulted her to a full-time position with The Washington Post. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Jessica Contrera, moderated by Julie Ciotola, on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Scripps Hall 111.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Coley Harvey
A Northwestern University grad, Coley Harvey, 31, has carved out a stellar career. From covering NFL football to reporting on air for the most omnipresent media franchise in America. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Coley Harvey, moderated by Connor Martin, on Wednesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Morton Hall 201.

OHIO community celebrates Distinguished Professor Judith Yaross Lee
In her lecture, titled “Sociable Sam: Mark Twain among Friends,” 2016 Distinguished Professor of Communications Studies Judith Yaross Lee provided the audience a glimpse into an American writer and humorist who, she noted, was touted in his day as “known to everyone and liked by all.”

#BobcatBlizzard takes over the Convocation Center
Ohio University MBA/MSA dual-degree students kicked off the inaugural Bobcat Blizzard initiative to raise funds for their program and promote OHIO basketball.

Community provides input during Park Place planning workshops
Members of the Ohio University and local communities participated in Park Place public planning workshops that were held Feb. 22 at the Athens Community Center and Feb. 23 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

OUC softball team hosts fundamentals clinic for the Pioneer Center of Ross County
The Lady Hilltoppers hosted a softball clinic for students with developmental disabilities to build camaraderie through a mutual love of sports.

Ohio University Press authors in the news
Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press.

Landscape coordinator’s efforts preserve, protect native trees and plants on OHIO’s Athens Campus
For nearly 30 years, Susan Calhoun, landscape coordinator with the grounds maintenance department, has been listening to the stories of the trees on the Athens Campus – and protecting them for future generations of Bobcats to hear.

Project Hindsight: Ashley Dishes on Getting Academic Help
Ashley Buchanan is back, and she's discussing the educational benefits of meeting with your professors, taking part in supplemental instruction programs, and joining peer-led team learning classes at OHIO.

OHIO community comes together to support those affected by Carriage Hill fire
After a fire destroyed one building in an off-campus apartment complex Sunday night, the Ohio University community is coming together to support those whose lives have been affected.

Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte to present “Electrons for Sustainable Manufacturing” at March 15 Science Café
Talk to focus on technologies that enable sustainable production of chemicals, materials and water remediation processes.

Innovation Center receives highly competitive Global Soft Landing Network designation
The program identifies entrepreneurship centers that have the capacity to serve foreign companies interested in expanding outside of their domestic markets.

Inaugural Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture is March 1
For the inaugural Najee E. Memorial Lecture, Dr. Christina Preston Agiro will present "Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules About Race" on Wednesday, March 1.