Compass Archives

Oct 1, 2018
Athletics to honor Dillingham with Athletic Director Award of Excellence during Homecoming
OHIO Athletics will honor longtime supporter Bill Dillingham with the Athletic Director Award of Excellence on Homecoming weekend in October. The Athletic Director Award of Excellence annually recognizes an individual who has made a significant impact on the Intercollegiate Athletics program.

Gillogly named chair of IHS in College of Health Sciences and Professions
A 17-year veteran of Ohio University and decorated employee has been named the new chair of the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Studies (IHS) in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Legislators, Dayton tech experts convene at Russ Research Center for annual research park picnic
Dozens of Dayton-area experts in aerospace, defense and manufacturing networked with legislators, community members, and Russ College of Engineering and Technology faculty and staff at Ohio University’s Russ Research Center annual picnic in Beavercreek, Ohio, Thursday.

Regional airline recruits Ohio University student aviators at Parent’s Weekend event
The Russ College Department of Aviation hosted an afternoon of food and fun Saturday as part of Ohio University Parent’s Weekend festivities – and a regional airline shared details about its new partnership with the OHIO flight program.

Ohio University releases 2018 Annual Security Report in accordance with federal Clery Act
Ohio University releases 2018 Annual Security Report in accordance with federal Clery Act

Ohio Southern conducts business marketing workshops [PHOTOS]
Ohio University Southern and its Workforce Success initiative conducted three workshops in late September aimed at helping area business owners and entrepreneurs gain new strategies to market their companies. Funded by a United States Dept. of Agriculture grant, the sessions focused on creating a Story Driven Business culture.

Oct 2, 2018
Dr. Tarez Graban slated to host lecture on archival materials
Dr. Tarez Graban, an associate professor of English from Florida State University, will discuss critical thinking in teaching and researching using primary sources, especially archival materials, on Thursday, Oct. 11. This event is free and open to the public.

Kathy Fahl spearheads basic needs initiatives for Student Affairs
In her new role, Fahl is charged with managing OHIO Basic Needs programs, which includes the Baker Food Pantry and a new “mini-grant” funding system for students at risk of not graduating because of basic needs emergencies. She is also responsible for coordinating post-crisis case management and providing daily support to students and families.

Math professor to Associate Dean to Campus Dean to Friends of the Library speaker
Friends of the Library will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Robert Klein, Interim Dean, Eastern Campus and Associate professor of Mathematics, about his experience and participation in Navajo math circles.

Chef's Table brings tastes of Oktoberfest to Athens
Culinary Services is bringing a German twist to their next Chef’s Table event. On Oct. 12 at 6 p.m., Chef Tim Bruce will be demonstrating how to prepare some Oktoberfest-inspired dishes in the Jefferson Marketplace Culinary Studio. Tickets for the events are $25.

Culinary Services and Dean of Students Office pilot Bobcats Helping Bobcats Meal Bank Pilot this week
Athens students who are on a Traditional, Flex, or Block Meal Plan can donate up to three meals during the week of Sept. 30 through Oct. 6. Meals can be donated at any of the three dining courts and will be available to students.

OUPD recognizes outstanding police officers, student survivor of sexual assault during annual Recognition Ceremony
The Ohio University Police Department recognized its most outstanding police offers and a student sexual assault survivor during its fifth annual Employee Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 25 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Morgan Vis and Brian Clark named 2018 Presidential Research Scholars
Scholars recognized for excellence in the areas of life and biomedical sciences.

Oct 3, 2018
Boiler replacement project concludes
A two-year project to upgrade Ohio University’s steam generation concludes this fall. The project, which began in summer of 2016 features two new and two retrofitted boilers at the Lausche Heating Plant. Those boilers produce the steam to heat the majority of the buildings across campus.

Alumni, students reflect on Scripps Semester in D.C. experiences
Ohio Today news recently caught up with two alumni and three current students who participated in the first year of the Scripps Semester in D.C. program.

Patient advocacy fund founder honored by CHSP with plaque
Ohio University graduate Herbert E. Eglie is passionate about healthcare personnel communicating at a high level with patients; so much so that in 2014 he committed $1 million to establish the Herbert E. Eglie Patient Advocacy Fund. On Sept. 7, he was invited to the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Student Scholarship Awards Reception where he was presented with a replica of a plaque that hangs in the interprofessional education lab on the second floor of Grover Center in honor of Eglie’s gift.

Gawande Speaker Series examines the role of robots in ancient Indian tales
Signe Cohen, the first researcher to systematically study ancient robot tales, presented “I, Robot: Self and No-Self in Ancient Indian Android Tales” as part of Ohio University’s Gawande Speaker Series in Indian Religion and Philosophy.

Non-profit organizations share opportunities during Work That Matters fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) is readying for its annual “Work That Matters: Non-Profit and Service Fair.”

OHIO offices, local businesses invited to ‘Paint the Town Green’ for Homecoming 2018
Homecoming Week 2018 will include the 16th annual Paint the Town Green decorating contest that challenges local business and organizations as well as OHIO offices to showcase their Bobcat pride.

Faculty embrace Open Educational Resources
See what some faculty have done to reduce the cost of their students' textbooks and materials by participating in the OHIO–Top Hat partnership.

Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching works globally to provide once-in-a lifetime opportunity
Dr. Frans Doppen serves as coordinator for the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching program, which allows teacher candidates to fulfill their Professional Internship II requirements while living abroad and student-teaching.

‘90 Minutes Series’ to host two free showings of ‘Beautifully Broken’ movie Oct. 15
“Beautifully Broken,” which is based on a true story, chronicles an African refugee’s escape, a prisoner’s promise and a daughter’s painful secret, which converge in this inspiring tale of hope.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 5-11, 2018
This week's schedule includes several talks, a campus business forum and a School of Music recital. Find out more details on the CUE.

Oct 4, 2018
Heritage College steps out in lifestyle medicine research
A study at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine suggests that two intervention programs aimed at encouraging healthier lifestyles can have a positive effect on how participants eat.

Watch highlights from Parents Weekend 2018 [VIDEO]
This year’s Parents Weekend was full of fun activities for parents and students, including a Bobcats football game and zip lining. Take a look!

Watch Ohio University’s new national commercial [VIDEO]
Ohio University’s new national commercial highlights a University that has more than 250 academic programs to choose from and students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 100 countries. Watch the 30-second commercial here.

Ohio's 'Start By Believing' campaign aims to transform community response to sexual assault
The Ohio University Police Department is partnering with the Survivor Advocacy Program, Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and the Campus Involvement Center to present “Start by Believing: What happens after a sexual assault is reported” on Monday, Oct. 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Nelson Commons.

Javier Ávila to speak on campus for Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
The month’s headline speaker, Javier Ávila is putting on his one-man show called, “The Trouble with My Name,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. A renowned professor, poet and novelist, he has won multiple awards for his work.

Alumnus’ OHIO experience comes full circle
When three-time OHIO graduate Stuart Blersch first came to Athens in the early 60s, he couldn’t have known the profound impact OHIO would have on his career trajectory.

Crowl Professorship recognizes outstanding OHIO English faculty
Paul Jones is the second Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature—a title that has allowed him to more fully pursue his research, engage his students in American literature and carry on the legacy of his colleagues.

Rehearsals underway for Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s fall production
Meet the cast of “The Drowsy Chaperone” opening November 29, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. and runs through December 2, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Annual International Education Week photo contest now accepting entries
Participants have the choice to submit their photographs in five categories: People, Sense of Place, Crossing Cultures, Bobcats: Near and Far, and Transforming Our World. Entries are due by Monday, Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m. and will be submitted online via Qualtrics.

Oct 5, 2018
Alumnus’ Bobcat spirit lives on through scholarship, annual TyAthlon
In the aftermath of OHIO alumnus Tyler Weymouth’s death, Andrew Logan saw an opportunity—to honor his Bobcat brother’s legacy while giving back to a place they both loved and that had brought them together.

The Women’s Center hosts Emily Yates in first Thirsting for Knowledge Thursdays
The guest speaker was Emily Yates, an accessibility consultant, travel writer and TV presenter from Glasgow, Scotland. During the workshop, she discussed how we can all better integrate disabilities into the discussion of sexuality.

Oct 7, 2018
Oct. 8 is Indigenous Peoples’ Day
Indigenous Peoples' Day is intended to celebrate Native Americans and commemorate their shared history and culture.

Oct 8, 2018
OHIO unveils a fully redesigned Bobcat Store
The Bobcat Store has undergone a complete makeover, including a new URL, a new logo, a new tagline, and fresh photographs and product descriptions on the 500-plus items available for purchase.

Public meeting to be held on future of former Hocking Correctional Facility
The Appalachian Recovery Project (ARP) will hold a public meeting to discuss the future of the former Nelsonville prison facility on Oct. 15 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the Inn at Hocking College in Nelsonville.

Bobcat community invited to pedal with police
OUPD Community Relations Officer John Stabler started the Stroll Patrol program last fall, as a way to facilitate casual interactions between the police and the campus community. A year later, he is still leading groups of OHIO employees and community members on brisk walks around campus every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, but he also is giving his Bobcat family the opportunity to bike around campus together through Pedal with Police.

Russ Professor develops life-saving technology with Cranfield University, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
A small electrochemical sensor developed by an Ohio University distinguished professor has big potential to reduce – or even eliminate – the number of E.coli-related deaths and illnesses around the world.

Mechanical engineering student to bike across country for cancer awareness
In between the hustle and bustle of classes, a Russ College student will be preparing for the 4K for Cancer bike race from the east coast to the west, to raise awareness and money for the The Ulman Cancer Fund (UCF) for Young Adults.

Student engineering and technology leaders visit, network with alumni on business trip
Twelve members of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Karol A. and Jo Ondick Engineering Ambassador Program visited alumni and networked with future employers in Detroit earlier this month during the group’s annual corporate trip.

Oct 9, 2018
Kennedy Museum Celebrates twenty years of Passion Works with exhibition and events
The Kennedy Museum of Art at Ohio University presents an opening reception for the exhibition “A Story of Flying: 20 Years of Passion Works,” Friday, Oct. 12, with a gallery walk and talk and reception. All events are free and open to the public.

Registrar issues deadlines for final grades and exams
Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton recently announced the important fall semester dates and information for final grades and exams.

Free Special Screening of “22 Chaser,” with Director and OHIO Film Faculty, Rafal Sokolowski, at the Athena Cinema
Ohio University’s Film Division in the College of Fine Arts, Athens Center for Film and Video and the Athena Cinema will present a special screening of “22 Chaser,” directed by OHIO Assistant Professor of Film Rafal Sokolowski, Tuesday, Oct. 23. The event is free and open to the public.

Board of Trustees to meet with alumni, attend CoLab opening ceremony during October meetings
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene Oct. 18 and 19 for meetings in Walter Hall on the Athens Campus.

Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café
Natalie Daniels to discuss “The Long Road to Recovery from Coal Mining” at Oct. 17 Science Café

Counseling and Psychological Services director offers tips for maintaining mental health
Life changes for college students make mental health a considerable topic of conversation. Mental well-being is important for students to have a positive experience while in school. Paul Castelino, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at Ohio University, discusses how students can attain optimal mental health during their college years

Dr. Chris Lewis named director of Office of Nationally Competitive Awards
This fall, Dr. Chris Lewis began as the director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. ONCA provides students with resources and guidance as they apply for world-renowned and selective scholarships and fellowships.

Meet Adam Grimm, August 2018 Classified Employee of the Month
The August 2018 recipient is Adam Grimm, a financial support specialist, who was nominated by Ruth Blickle. He likes watching westerns and football and visiting Cincinnati. Find out more about him here.

Ohio University Economics Professor Roy Boyd to give seminar ahead of new book release, “Understanding the Mexican Economy”
Ohio University Economics Professor Roy Boyd will present a seminar on “The Mexican Economy in the Era of Trump” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

OHIO and Leipzig students collaborate on summer project
Ohio University students traveled to Germany over the summer to work with students from Leipzig University on a compelling project focusing on the opioid crisis.

Oct 10, 2018
LGBT Center to celebrate 20th anniversary this fall
The Ohio University LGBT Center is celebrating its 20th year or “rainbowversary” this year and it has many fun and informative events planned this semester.

THATCamp event brings together humanists and technologists
On September 21 and 22, around 60 faculty, staff, and students met to discuss their interests in the Digital Humanities during a THATCamp event on the Athens Campus.

Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards
Event will celebrate faculty recipients of research and teaching excellence awards

Explore fashion industry careers at Make It Work in Fashion panel
Learn how a passion for fashion can become a profitable career at the Make It Work in Fashion event Monday, Oct. 18, from 5-8 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Athens Halloween celebration to take place Oct. 27
The annual street party includes live music and an opportunity for partygoers to display their creative costumes.

Oct 11, 2018
Cyber Security: Protect yourself against malicious email
How to recognize and avoid email scams.

2018 Homecoming Court announced; king, queen voting to begin
Online voting for Ohio University’s 2018 Homecoming king and queen begins at 8 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and continues through 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19. Anyone with an OHIO ID is invited to cast a vote.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free conflict resolution training, Oct. 11-Nov. 8
The trainings will be held for five consecutive Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will gain valuable skills to help lead difficult conversations in productive ways.

Kitchen Table Conversation to kick off Open Access activities in the Libraries
University Libraries’ Kitchen Table Conversation will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Alden Library. The conversation will focus on the cost of textbooks, course materials and the efforts taken to provide open access.

Libraries celebrates Homecoming with annual display
The display depicts 200+ years of Ohio University life and history. This includes photographs, sports programs, maps, catalogs, student newspapers and other student publications, yearbooks, scrap books, student handbooks and numerous OHIO memorabilia.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 12-18, 2018
This week's schedule includes the Komen Race for the Cure, a screening of the movie, "Love, Gilda," and a Spikeball Tournament.

Provost Chaden Djalali announces search committee for Ohio University’s Dean of Libraries
EVPP Chaden Djalali has announced that the search for OHIO’s next Dean of Libraries is officially underway. The University has retained executive search firm Isaacson/Miller to facilitate a national search, with Beverly Brady leading the team.

Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press
Ohio University Press book wins major award and author Robert Gipe was recently profiled in Oxford American. Read the details here.

OHIO’s Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center officially opens New building provides increased study, instructional space for student-athletes and more
Ohio University Facilities Management and Safety and Ohio Athletics recently announced the official opening of “The Perry and Sandy Sook Academic Center,” a new campus space that will provide dedicated study and instructional support for more than 425 student-athletes and group project collaboration with student peers across campus.

Voinovich School awarded $300K to continue PORTSfuture program
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs has been awarded $300,000 in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Environmental Management Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office to continue work on the PORTSfuture program for the 2019 fiscal year.

40 alumni return for Salzburg 50th anniversary celebration
The Modern Languages Department celebrated the 50th anniversary of its study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, in September.

Professor Dr. Nancy Stevens named 2018 Fall Commencement Speake
Ohio University announced today that Nancy Stevens, PhD and Professor in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will serve as the University’s 2018 Fall Commencement speaker.

Apply now for the new Ohio University Ohio University Capital Internship Program
This new program, which was announced on Sept. 27 by President Nellis, seeks to provide a core group of students who have an interest in government and public policy with the opportunity to participate first-hand in public service by observing and contributing to the legislative process. The application deadline is Oct. 29.

Ohio University plans for ‘RAPID response’ to address Southeast Ohio’s opioid epidemic
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) and partner agencies will use a RAPID response to address Southeast Ohio’s opioid epidemic thanks to a planning grant in the amount of $200,000 from the United States Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).

Oct 12, 2018
Ohio University named national leader in recent ‘Best Green College’ ranking
Ohio University was ranked 16th in the top 25 Best Green Colleges in the United States according to College Consensus, a new college ratings website.

Scripps PRSSA awarded national outstanding chapter award
The Hugh M. Culbertson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America at Ohio University was awarded the Dr. F.H. Teahan Outstanding Chapter award. Recipients must show leadership on a national level, have a strong relationship with PRSA and chapter advisers and show active chapter membership.

International Dinner tickets now on sale
Tickets are now on sale for the annual International Dinner, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 beginning at 6 p.m., in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

History professor serves as national, global expert on first ladies
Professor Katherine Jellison’s expertise, combined with a remarkable period in U.S. political history, have carried both her and Ohio University’s name far beyond the bricks of Athens, Ohio.

Annual campus steam system repairs completed
Each year Ohio University’s Facilities Management and Architecture, Design and Construction teams assess the campus’s steam distribution system and identify the highest priorities for repair. This month the steam system repair project wraps up for the year.

Oct 13, 2018
George Washington Forum Presents 'North Korea: A Defector's Perspective,' Oct. 22
The George Washington Forum at Ohio University presents North Korea: A Defector's Perspective on Monday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Galbreath Chapel.

Oct 14, 2018
OHIO's Dysart Woods inducted into Old-Growth Forest Network
Ohio University’s Dysart Woods, the largest old-growth remnant in Southeastern Ohio, was inducted into the Old-Growth Forest Network on Oct. 10.

Oct 15, 2018
Passion for gaming helps student win big
Not only was there a constant line for two days straight at the GRID Lab, School of Media Arts and Studies and the Scripps College of Communications booth at GDEX in Columbus, but Gray took home several awards.

Sign up now for upcoming Athens Campus trainings
Faculty, staff and students can sign up for these upcoming trainings. Email Bev Wyatt ( to register.

Voinovich School awarded $1.6M EDA grant to boost community economic development
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will receive $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration to fund a new program to assist southeastern Ohio communities affected by the decline of the coal industry.

CHSP helps present Leap to Faith in Recovery event
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is co-sponsoring the Leap to Faith in Recovery event with the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. The event takes place at Hocking College’s Student Center in Nelsonville on Tuesday, Oct. 16.

Oct 16, 2018
Egypt@OHIO program bids farewell to Fulbright Scholars, hopes to continue partnership
This summer, six public health scholars from Egypt visited Ohio University as part of the Fulbright Junior Faculty Development Program. After 10 weeks of cross-cultural and academic experience, the program was deemed a resounding success.

New grant to fund video game designed to help kids with ADHD learn academic skills
A $1.38 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education will fund the development of a new video game designed to help kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) learn academic skills and better succeed in school.

WOUB, Immersive Media Initiative to live stream Homecoming Parade
Beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, WOUB and the Immersive Media Initiative will be live streaming from OHIO’s annual Homecoming Parade, offering both a traditional multi-camera live stream and an immersive 360-degree live stream.

University releases 2019-20 Family Weekends dates
Ohio University designates four weekends each year as Family Weekends. Throughout these weekends, families and their students are encouraged to attend performances, lectures, sporting events and recreational activities while exploring OHIO’s campus.

Beautification project slated to enhance iconic campus views
Visitors to Ohio University’s campus often remark about its natural beauty and the beauty of campus. Approach Athens, and the campus of Ohio University from any direction on US-33 and you can’t help but notice the sweeping views of brick buildings, rooflines, and cupolas, bordered by the Hocking River and surrounded by trees.

Oct 17, 2018
Registration open for third annual Ideation Event
The Office of Instructional Innovation is hosting the 2018 Ideation Event on Friday, November 2, from 2–5 p.m. in Schoonover 450 on the Athens Campus. Attendees should RSVP by October 24.

Julia Paxton to discuss “The Economics of Kindness” at Café Conversation event
Event will be held at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 24 in the Baker Center Front Room.

OHIO offices, Athens businesses ‘Paint the Town Green’ for Homecoming 2018
Fourteen entities participated in the 16th annual Paint the Town Green decorating contest, a Homecoming tradition that challenges Athens businesses and organizations as well as OHIO offices to showcase their Bobcat pride. The winners will be announced at the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally, scheduled for 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, on OHIO’s College Green.

Increasing Your Grants Intelligence Workshop for faculty, Nov. 6
An "Increasing Your Grants Intelligence" is open to Ohio University faculty on Tuesday, Nov. 6, from 9 to 11 a.m. in Baker 242.

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Oct. 27
The City of Athens, the Athens Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration are partnering up to collect potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Elks Lodge located at 600 W. Union Street, Athens, Ohio.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 19-25, 2018
This week's Calendar of Events schedule includes theatrical performances, keynote speeches and Homecoming events.

Oct 18, 2018
Game day traffic patterns announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ 2018 Homecoming football game
Faculty, staff, students and OHIO Bobcat football fans arriving to campus on Saturday, October 20 should be aware of the following traffic patterns that will affect game day traffic.

Let’s Get Spooky with UPC! is Oct. 24
UPC will have snacks and various Halloween-themed activities and you'll get food and prizes and make some memories!

CHSP helps honor Hometown Hero
The College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) was a key sponsor in this year’s Hometown Heroes Dinner for the American Red Cross of Southeast Ohio held Thursday, Oct. 11.

University to host debate for Ohio's 15th Congressional District on Oct. 30
Ohio University will host a debate between Steve Stivers and Rick Neal, candidates for Ohio's 15th Congressional District.