Compass Archives

Nov 1, 2015
OHIO to welcome Dads on Nov. 6-8
Dads Weekend is right around the corner. This year's activities will take place Nov. 6-8.

Nov 2, 2015
ADA25 Academic Panel discusses ways in which students, faculty are making a difference
“As a community of learners, we are in a unique environment where we can use our research and curriculum to equip our students with the tools to understand what it means to live with a disability,” said Provost Pam Benoit as she kicked off the ADA25 Celebration Series Academic Panel Tuesday, Oct. 13.

Communication student receives award from Ohio Department of Public Safety
Ohio University student Kaorin Marshall, studying communication, was recognized in an awards ceremony by Ohio Department of Public Safety Director John Born and Ohio Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator Elizabeth Ranade Janis for her efforts to combat human trafficking in Ohio on Oct. 29, 2015.

How OHIO students can apply for research and creative project funding through the Student Enhancement Awards
The Research Division is hosting two workshops in November to help Ohio University undergraduate, graduate and medical students learn how to access funding for their research, scholarship and creative activity. 

OHIO CUE training sessions scheduled
Ohio University faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a hands-on training session on how to use the features of the upgraded central OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE). The next is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Nov. 2. Space is limited, so please RSVP to

OHIO’s GRID Lab immersing itself in virtual reality technology, developing curriculum
Ten years after Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication launched its Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, the GRID Lab is immersing itself in new virtual reality technology poised to transform both the academic and business landscapes.

Office of Sustainability will present Trashion: The Up-Cycled Fashion Show Nov. 14
Students will turn their trash into fashion and strut their stuff at “Trashion: The Up-cycled Fashion Show.” Join us in the Tanaka Multi-Purpose Room in the new Living Learning Residence Hall Complex on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 3-4:30 p.m. Audience members will determine the winner so your voice is important. Refreshments will be provided. Come to support - come for fun - come for inspiration - come for food!

Southern Campus awarded RAPIDS grant for environmental health, safety education
Ohio University Southern has been awarded $394,959 as part of the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) grant

Two Ohio University students awarded scholarships by Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society
Two Ohio University students were recently awarded Jo Anne J. Trow Scholarships by Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society for First-Year Students. A scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Erica Rieder, and one in the amount of $1,000 was awarded to Brenna Innocenzi.

Nov 3, 2015
2015-2016 COIL Fellows selected
Five regional campus faculty selected for new COIL initiative to enhance global learning strategy

Chemistry student studies cold tolerance of algae in the search for renewable energy
Undergraduate Jacob Sieg was awarded a research internship at a national laboratory.

OMSAR provides foster care students alternative programming during family weekends
The Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention has recently coordinated events on family-themed weekends to create an atmosphere of inclusion and support for the University's emancipated foster care students who may feel excluded from family events.

Nov 4, 2015
Chillicothe Campus student makes impact through research
Endeavors focus on college readiness and other news from OU-C

From OHIO to OU: Three Bobcats Represent at Environmental Journalism Conference
Ohio University past, present and future appeared last month in Norman, Oklahoma for the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalism (SEJ). Three OHIO Bobcats: a student, an alumnus and a faculty member, participated in the multi-day conference of the country’s leading environmental journalists hosted by Oklahoma University.

Interim Title IX coordinator appointed following ECRC director departure
In an effort for the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance to continue providing the same level of care and service to Ohio University students, faculty and staff, a change in leadership will take place following the departure of the office’s director at the beginning of this month.

OHIO graduate student serves as ‘coach’ for international student groups
Rene Grzona is the graduate assistant for Ohio University’s International Student Union and is pursuing a master’s degree in coaching education.

OHIO student one of six U.S. women to debut at Queen Charlotte’s Ball
Ohio University student Sarah Milner was one of six young women in the United States selected to participate in the Queen Charlotte's Ball, a royal tradition that dates back to 1780.

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund provides $56,218 for student projects
The funding program supported 49 Ohio University students this fall.

Southern Campus Equestrian Team wins national grant, competes in international competition
The Ohio University Southern Equestrian Team recently competed in the Western Dressage Association of America (WDAA) World Championships and was awarded a grant to help fund the team's travel.

Nov 5, 2015
ADA25 Lunch and Learn features accessibility planning efforts from International Space University’s 2015 Space Studies Program
As part of Ohio University’s ADA25 Celebration Series in October, the Russ College of Engineering and Technology hosted a Lunch and Learn panel discussion that gave an in-depth look at the accessibility planning efforts surrounding International Space University’s 2015 Space Studies Program, which was hosted on the Athens Campus over the summer.

Bill Rawlins featured in The Atlantic, NPR’s “On Point”
Ohio University’s Dr. Bill Rawlins, stocker professor of interpersonal communication in the School of Communication Studies, was featured in The Atlantic last month for his research on communication between friends across the course of their life.

Center for International Studies hosting open house Nov. 13
The Center for International Studies at Ohio University will host an open house on Friday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Yamada International House 009 Classroom.

Chung Chak to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery
International artist Chung Chak will be exhibiting his photographic artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Campus Art Gallery through Nov. 19.

Grad student helps schoolteachers learn classroom management
Alex Holdaway, sixth-year Psychology doctoral student and his team at the Center for Intervention Research in Schools, is working to provide education majors with the skills they need to effectively manage their classrooms before they graduate.

Health Sciences and Professions stages faculty 'No-Shave' competition for men's health
The College of Health Sciences and Professions will host a No-Shave November competition this month to benefit a men's health cause.

Innovation Center receives Top University Business Incubator in North America award from UBI Global
The Ohio University program was ranked #8 in the North American region and #3 in the United States.

Maurice Clarett to speak in Athens on Saturday
Maurice Clarett, a former Ohio State Buckeyes football star, will present his talk "1st and Goal," from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Meteorology club named top chapter by American Meteorological Society
The Ohio University Chapter of the American Meteorological Society was named "Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year" by the American Meteorological Society.

OHIO welcomes largest class of Cutler Scholars in program’s history
This fall the Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomed 15 new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship, the largest first-year class in the program’s history.

Ohio University makes accessibility planning a priority in design of newest residential complex
With the newest addition to South Green, Ohio University is going above and beyond the regulations outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure those with disabilities can take part in the various aspects of residential life on the Athens Campus.

Student starts Uniiculture social platform
Miguel Gomez '16 founds Uniiculture is a social platform to bridge the gap between communities (e.g. International, Social Justice/Activist, Greek Life, Sports, Arts & Media, etc.).

Nov 6, 2015
College of Business celebrates expansion to serve students
Valued alumni, College faculty, and distinguished guests joined the College of Business for a renovation preview on Friday, Oct. 16.

Doctoral communication student conducts “Hidden Poetry” workshop on Nov. 12 for veterans, public
The day after Veterans Day, Nicole Eugene, a doctoral candidate in the School of Communication Studies, will host a free workshop titled “Hidden Poetry: How does poetry help people who carry the hidden wounds of war and trauma?”

Dr. Laeeq Khan joins School of Media Arts & Studies, Social Media Analytics (SMART) lab
Dr. Laeeq Khan has accepted a position with the School of Media Arts & Studies as an assistant professor and as the co-director of the Social Media Analytics (SMART) lab at the Scripps College of Communication.

Leite selected for permanent appointment as CHSP dean
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced Friday the search for a permanent appointment of dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions has concluded and a familiar face will continue at the helm of the college.

Meet the College of Business Professor: Dr. Connie Esmond-Kiger
She loves puzzles, was once an interior designer, and fell in love with Athens on a dreary December day. But, the most important thing to know about Dr. Esmond-Kiger is how much she loves students, teaching, and developing curriculum.

OHIO student pursues health research, from medical implants to aerobic exercise
Undergraduate Lucas Harrison has participated in research projects that explore innovative approaches to surgery and fitness.

Ohio University Southern pays tribute to veterans
Ohio University Southern and the local community paid tribute to military veterans at the Ninth Annual Honorable Frank J. McCown Lecture Series.

Ohio University establishes relationships with Cuba
Zanesville Dean and the Director of Global Opportunities attend first CubaTies event

Polish company Benus adopts recommendations from Ohio University MBA students
Students from the MBA class of 2015 recently found that the company they worked with in Poland is now implementing their recommendations. As a result, the company is poised to grow in lucrative Asian markets.

Renowned playwright named inaugural fall commencement speaker
Ohio University today announced that Distinguished Professor of Playwriting Charles Smith will serve as the University’s inaugural fall commencement speaker. He is head of Ohio University's Professional Playwriting Program.

Theater offers outreach to area high schools, Much Ado About Nothing begins Nov. 11
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater presents Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. The play begins Nov. 11.

Nov 8, 2015
Meet the October Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about the October Classified Employee of the Month Theresa Meyer. She lik

Nov 9, 2015
Athena Cinema and University to host special family movies for charity
For the fourth consecutive year, the Athena Cinema will be showing family-friendly holiday classics that will bring families together for a fun-filled Saturday afternoon, while supporting those who are in need.

Brother, sister show off Bobcat Pride on OHIO Cheerleading Team (VIDEO)
Nikki and Chase Worcester are believed to be the first brother and sister duo to ever serve together on the Ohio University Cheerleading Team.

Combat Veterans Club continues honorable legacy through community service, student-funded scholarship
Ohio University’s Combat Veterans Club aims to connect student veterans who have served in a combat zone. The organization allows veterans on campus to bond through their similar experiences while giving back to the Athens community.

Ohio Percussion Ensemble Concert: Celebrating 50 Years
The Ohio University Percussion Ensemble will present a concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ensemble on Thursday, Nov. 19.

Password managers help ensure online security
Using a password manager makes it easy to use a strong, unique password for each of your online accounts.

Second Marketing Symposium teaches the power of visual communication [VIDEO]
Ohio University Communications and Marketing hosted its second annual Marketing Symposium on Wednesday. The Schoonover Center event addressed the issue of visual marketing in a world where everyone is plugged in digitally.

University community asked to provide feedback on Tobacco Free Initiative
The tobacco-free task force invites the Ohio University community to participate in a survey to provide feedback on the implementation of the tobacco-free policy on the Athens Campus.

Nov 10, 2015
ADA25 Celebration Series keynote highlights history of accessibility and inclusion in America
Ohio University’s Athens Campus community concluded its celebration of the 25th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Oct. 27 with a keynote address from L. Scott Lissner that provided an overview of the past, present and future of the ADA.

Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Filmmaker Weimin Zhang
On Nov. 19, Ohio University Libraries will proudly welcome alumna Weimin Zhang, an award-winning filmmaker and associate professor at San Francisco State University School of Cinema, for a showing of her documentary film “Hutong Days.”

Corporation for Public Broadcasting awards journalism grant to WOUB Public Media
Seven public media stations in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia, led by Louisville Public Media, have been awarded a $445,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to establish an Ohio River regional journalism collaboration.

Division of Dance to present senior performances
The Division of Dance at Ohio University presents an annual senior dance concert, Senior Worx, featuring work by senior BFA candidates completing their capstone in dance performance and choreography, three nights only, Nov. 19, 20 and 21.

Heritage College selected to join nationwide group to transform medical education
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has been recognized for its efforts to transform medical education. It is one of 21 medical schools nationwide that has been invited to join the American Medical Association's Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium.

Impact on wellness newsletter, holiday stress-relief tips worth trying
Impact on wellness newsletter, holiday stress-relief tips worth trying

International delegation featured at environmental studies and ecotourism seminar
“Creating National Parks in a Biodiversity Hotspot” will be the focus of a public session featuring an international delegation of national park directors and non-governmental organization experts from Kosovo at the Friends of the Library Room on the third floor of Alden Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

OHIO to celebrate Zero Waste Week with series of campus events
Ohio University will join thousands of local organizers to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, with a Zero Waste Week of events from November 14 – 20, 2015, to raise awareness about recycling and waste on campus.

Ohio University Foundation welcomes four new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to welcome four new Trustees to the Bobcat family this year. Sandra “Sandy” J. Anderson, Donald “Donny” L. Harrison Jr., Jeffrey M. Loewy, and William “Bill” D. Hilyard were elected during the June, 2015 Foundation Board meeting in Columbus. The first official board meeting for the new Trustees is Nov. 12-14, 2015.

Ohio University launches new professional theater – Tantrum Theater– in Dublin, Ohio
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts has announced the formation of a new resident professional theater company called Tantrum Theater in Dublin, Ohio.

Open house to celebrate all OHIO women Nov. 19
The Ohio University Women’s Center is teaming up with ohiowomen to host an open house celebrating all OHIO women on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center 403.

PTO Protocol: Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve
PTO Protocol: Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve

Q&A with Julianna Coleman: Shining a light on short stories by Ecuadorian women writers
The undergraduate student recipient of an Ohio University Student Enhancement Award talks about her literature research.

Softball releases 2016 schedule
The Ohio softball program has released its upcoming 2016 schedule. The schedule includes five teams from last year’s NCAA Tournament, two teams out of the SEC, two from the Big 10, one Big 12 team and three teams from the ACC.

Two Ohio University alumni appointed as national trustees
The Ohio University Board of Trustees has chosen two OHIO alumni, Laura A. Brege and David W. Pidwell, to serve on the Board as national trustees. Resolutions announcing Brege’s and Pidwell’s appointments were approved at the Board's October meeting.

WOUB one of seven outlets to receive CPB grant to establish journalism collaboration
WOUB Public Media is among seven public media stations in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia to have been awarded a $445,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to establish an Ohio River regional journalism collaboration.

Zanesville Veterans Services hosts Living with Pressure Seminar
Student Veterans Services Representatives invited six speakers to campus for a two-hour program

Nov 11, 2015
OHIO celebrating International Education Week Nov. 15-19
Ohio University will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 15-19.

OUPD announces passing of Officer Van Oort
Nate was severely injured in 2006 when he was struck by lightning while participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘Foxfire’
The Ohio University Eastern Campus' Department of Theater will present “Foxfire” Nov. 12- 14 and 19-21 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Veteran Nicole Dawson excelling at Ohio University Eastern
Eight-year Army veteran Nicole Dawson is pursuing a bachelor's degree in social work at Ohio University Eastern.

Zanesville Campus associate professor to discuss eradicating River Blindness in Africa as part of IEW
Tarig Higazi, associate professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, will share a story of success in the heart of Africa as part of the campus’ International Education Week (IEW) celebration.

Nov 12, 2015
CHSP plans Thanksgiving feast for its international students
College's international students will get a taste of all-American holiday while far from home

Chart of Accounts Redesign Project: Design Phase
Chart of Accounts Redesign Project… Design Phase In an effort to ensure that campus feedback and needs are addressed during the design of the new COA values, a Chart of Accounts Partner Group has been formed and is comprised of representatives from the campus community.

Chemist Jennifer Hines to present “Molecules … Museum … ACTION!” at Nov. 18 Science Café
Professor to discuss benefits of combining the arts with the sciences.

Journalism student receives Provost Undergraduate Research Fund award
Danielle Keeton-Olsen, a senior studying journalism, received a Provost Undergraduate Research Fund (PURF) award for her Honor’s Tutorial College thesis project, Law Enforcement & Community Relations in Appalachian Ohio.

National Geographic environmental photojournalist featured at GIS Open House
Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist Dennis Dimick will lead the celebration of International GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week at Ohio University during the second annual GIS Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2015, in the lower level atrium of the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication.

Undergraduate Juried Exhibition: Opening reception is today
The School of Art + Design is proud to announce this year’s annual Undergraduate Juried Exhibition. The exhibition consists of a variety of works by undergraduate students enrolled in any class in the School of Art + Design.

University mourns distinguished engineering alumnus, decorated WWII vet
Ohio University is mourning the loss of distinguished alumnus and decorated World War II veteran Ret. Brigadier General James M. Abraham. He died Sunday at the age of 92 after a second battle with cancer. <br />

Nov 13, 2015
#BusinessBobcat Buzz podcast: Your reputation matters
Have 10 minutes? Great. Learn why your online reputation matters and how to manage it successfully with three simple tips from Brittany Tyree, assistant director, Office of Career Management.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Patrick Burke
He loves the bike path, finance, and NYC. Meet Patrick Burke!

Interim survivor advocate position posted
Ohio University is now seeking candidates for the position of interim survivor advocate on the Athens Campus. The position, which reports to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will fill the role left by the departure of OHIO’s previous Survivor Advocacy Program coordinator.

MDIA music production students working with Spoon’s Jim Eno
n December, Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies Professor Josh Antonuccio will be taking five Ohio University students to Austin, Texas, for a week to work with Jim Eno, producer and founding member of Spoon.

Professor incorporates service-learning projects in EDTE 1500 course
William Elasky has spent his life in education, and thus, knows the importance of early engagement among teacher candidates.

Nov 15, 2015
Dr. Ijaz to participate in International Education Week at Zanesville Campus
Dr. M. Tufail Ijaz, endocrinologist with Genesis Healthcare Systems, will present “Doctors without Borders: A Journey to the U.S.” as part of Ohio University Zanesville’s International Education Week celebration and Third Thursday event series.

IEW keynote speaker to discuss experiences with Doctors Without Borders
Dr. Michael Newman, a field worker and former Doctors Without Borders board member, will deliver the keynote address for Ohio University's International Education Week at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Southern Campus community unites at 23rd annual Bobcat Bash
In its 23rd year, the Ohio University Southern Bobcat Bash brought students, alumni, staff, donors and their families to the Proctorville Center on Nov. 7.

Nov 16, 2015
Bobcats, their dads hit the links at Alden Library (PHOTOS)
Known as a center for learning and discovery on Ohio University’s Athens Campus, part of Alden Library was recently transformed into a place for family bonding and friendly competition as University Libraries hosted a mini golf event in honor of Dads Weekend.

Boland named new director of Master of Sports Administration Program
The Department of Sports Administration named Robert Boland as the director of the Master of Sports Administration Program starting in January.

Finals Week Survival Bags now available
The Student Alumni Board’s Finals Week Survival Bags are back! These survival bags help OHIO students during the tough week of Finals Week to study harder and making their grueling week less stressful. This semester’s bags include a stainless steel mug, a stress ball, vanilla chapstick, gum, great study tools (post-it notes, highlighters, etc.) snacks/candy and more! 

OHIO Scholars Day brings high-achieving high school students to Athens Campus
OHIO Scholars Day is an invitation-only event hosted by Undergraduate Admissions. It gives high-achieving high school seniors an up-close and personal look into what Ohio University has to offer. This year, OHIO Scholars Day will be held on Thursday, Nov. 19.

OHIO launches new global affairs, international studies website
Ohio University now has a new website designed to highlight global educational programs across campus, provide information for students and faculty hoping to study or research abroad, and serve as a resource with data on the University’s international history and partnerships.

Scripps Innovation Challenge partners with alumnus, Mashable for challenge
Global media company Mashable is challenging Ohio University students participating in the annual Scripps Innovation Challenge (SIC) to solve a unique real-world communication problem.

Sheila and Larry McHale receive John C. Baker Founder's Award
On Thursday, November 12, The Ohio University Foundation bestowed its greatest honor upon alumna Sheila McHale and her husband Lawrence “Larry” McHale, The John C. Baker Founder’s Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to The Foundation. The inaugural Baker Awards were presented in 1995 during a special dual celebration in the life of Ohio University: the 50th anniversary of The Foundation and the 100th birthday of its founder, the late President Emeritus John C. Baker

Upcoming events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with two renowned speakers
Ohio University will host two events on campus, on Monday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater, featuring renowned speakers on entrepreneurship in celebration of the eight annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW).

Nov 17, 2015
1-Credit Themes in Action courses offered in Spring
Students looking for a 1-credit course for Spring 2016 can dip into one a CAS 1300x Themes in Action course. Choose from five different sections—each focused on a different curricular theme—and get involved in activities and events around sustainability, local food, justice and social change, wealth and poverty, and international security

CHSP recognized for role in CAC financial recovery
With the help of the College of Health Sciences and Professions, the Athens Child Advocacy Center has overcome financial struggles and is now a vibrant and prospering local nonprofit.

Community remembers mathematics professor Quoc Phong Vu
Dr. Quoc Phong Vu, Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University, passed away in October in Vietnam. He had been an OHIO faculty member since 1992-93, having been promoted to professor in 1999.

Culinary Services, OHIO students observe Veterans Day (PHOTOS)
Ohio University Culinary Services embarked on a new holiday tradition as its Nelson Court hosted a Veterans Day Remembrance to celebrate and honor individuals who have served in the United States armed forces.

Economics prof authors 'Strive to be First or Avoid Being Last'
People regularly compete with others. For instance, within a firm, only the best employee will get promoted. Assuming higher effort leads to more promotions, the potential to get promoted provides incentives for employees to work really hard. "We can call this a promotion tournament. Prior tests of economic theory focused solely on this type of tournament and found the basic tenets to be true," says Glenn Dutcher.

OHIOs Tadeusz Malinski receives major gift for Down syndrome research
A private donor’s passion to support research that may improve the daily lives of those who suffer from Down syndrome led to a major gift for one of Ohio University’s premiere scholars and researchers.

Nov 18, 2015
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers
On Wednesday, Nov. 18, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers sent the following message to the OHIO community.

David Hostetler, professor emeritus, renowned artist, dies at 88
Professor Emeritus, Ohio University alumnus, WW II veteran, musician and celebrated American wood carver and bronze sculptor David Hostetler, 88, died Nov. 17.

Getting physical with Parkinson’s disease
Physical therapy students lead exercise program to help manage Parkinson’s symptoms

Professional development session at Southern Campus spotlights chemical safety
Ohio University Southern staff recently participated in a new professional development training session, “Chemical Hygiene,” developed and led by the campus’ director of environmental engineering technology, Craig Bowe.

Public forum to explore OHIO’s Global Strategy
Ohio University’s Office of Global Affairs and International Studies is holding a public forum on OHIO’s Global Strategy from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, in Baker University Center 231.

Student uses time in Athens to create his own brand
Marquis Maines, a junior interactive design major at Ohio University, is using his time in Athens to gain more than an education. He partnered with his best friend Michael Jones to create the company Cheo & Scott.

Terman talks about mountain identity: From Ohio to Romania
What do Athens, Ohio, and Brashov, Romania, have in common? They are both part of mountain ranges: The Appalachian Mountains in the United States, and the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. Dr. Anna Rachel Terman traveled to the Appalachian Carpathian International Conference in Brashov, Romania, to compare the two regions and present her own findings.

Nov 19, 2015
Gawande Lecture Series delves into ancient Indian texts
On Nov. 12, Stephanie Jamison presented “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India,” a lecture about ancient Indian sources pertaining to women and law. The event took place in Ellis Hall as a part of the biannual Ohio University Gawande Lecture Series.

How students can find and apply for summer internships: Dec. 1 workshop
The Research Division is hosting a workshop in December to help students learn how to find and apply for summer internships.

Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation.

MDIA Student Elected Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North and Latin America
Michael France, a School of Media Arts & Studies student from the Honors Tutorial College, was recently elected as the new Audio Engineering Society Student Delegate Assembly Vice Chair for North & Latin America at the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention which took place Oct. 28- Nov. 1 in New York City.

University hosts first Thanksgiving lunch for foster care students
On Nov. 15, The Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention in partnership with the Ohio chapter of Foster Care Alumni of America and other agencies hosted a Thanksgiving lunch for Southeast Ohio foster care children and their families.

University selected to host regional human-powered vehicle student competition
<br />The American Society of Mechanical Engineers has chosen the Russ College of Engineering and Technology as host for its 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East Competition, to be held May 13-15.

VICO students earn 10 awards at College Photographer of the Year competition
On Nov. 12 the 70th College Photographer of the Year (CPOY) and Still Photography Division winners were announced, which included wins for five students and one alumnus from the Ohio University School of Visual Communication. Daniel Owen, BSVC ’15, was named the Runner-up College Photographer of the Year with a Silver award in the Portfolio category.

Nov 20, 2015
A message from the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
The following message was sent to the University community on Wednesday, Nov. 18.

Global events spark gratitude for the Bobcat family
The following message was sent by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis to the OHIO community on Friday, Nov. 20.

Learning communities support student engagement
Chillicothe Campus endeavor tailored to regional campus experience

OHIO director, professor attends summit dedicated to global education reform
Steve Howard, director of Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, was among the estimated 2,000 individuals who recently attended an international summit committed to global efforts to reform education at all levels.

Ohio University Southern students explore the world from Mains Rotunda
Colorful flags lined the walls and the scent of unfamiliar, wonderful foods filled the air as Ohio University Southern’s Mains Rotunda was transformed Thursday for the International Education Awareness Fair.

Theater Division's Midnight Madness joins Global Initiative, 'Climate Change Theatre Action'
The MFA Playwriting Program at Ohio University’s weekly short play festival, Midnight Madness, will join Climate Change Theatre Action for its Dec. 4 production in Kantner Hall.

Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott passes away at 91
Ohio University School of Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott, who founded the visual communication program at Ohio University, passed away Nov. 20, 2015, at the age of 91.

Nov 23, 2015
Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 open houses scheduled for Dec. 1 and 2
Students, faculty, staff and members of the Athens community are invited to participate in three interactive open house sessions to review draft ideas for Ohio University’s Comprehensive Master Plan 2016, which is in its final phase.

Geologist Alycia Stigall to discuss “Turning into Stone: A tale from life to death to the ultimate fossil” at Dec. 2 Science Café
Professor of geological sciences to discuss how fossils are created.

Human Resources provides guidance for PTO usage during holidays
University Human Resources has issued the following guidance to the OHIO community regarding the upcoming holidays, usage of paid time off and alternative work arrangements.

International Women's Day Festival is March 13
Each year, more than 600 people to celebrate International Women's Day at Ohio University. This year's event will take place from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 13 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Kopchick Awards provide $87,795 to OHIO student, faculty and staff researchers
The program offered grants and fellowships to advance research on topics such as obesity, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases. The recipients were recognized during a ceremony Nov. 14 in Nelson Commons.

LGBT Center to host Rainbow Thanksgiving
On Thursday, Nov.26, the LGBT Center (with support from Residential Living) will host its first Rainbow Thanksgiving in Carr Hall.

OHIO faculty, staff, alumni, students honored at global engagement awards ceremony (PHOTOS)
Ohio University ushered in the end of its third annual International Education Week (IEW) with a ceremony celebrating members of the Bobcat Family who embody the spirit of the week and who have contributed to OHIO’s rich history of providing students a global education and establishing global partnerships.

Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and stalwart volunteer Charles R. Emrick Jr.
Charles R. (Chuck) Emrick Jr. died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on November 16, 2015. A long-time Ohio University volunteer, Emrick had served on the Ohio University Board of Trustees from 1992 through 2000 (chair: 1996-97) and as a Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation from 1979 through 2001.

Pilot Parental Leave Program extended through June 2016
Ohio University is extending the Pilot Parental Leave Program for an additional six months, to June 30, 2016.<br />

Professor Don Flournoy retirement reception is Dec. 11
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception for professor Don Flournoy from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Lower Atrium of the Schoonover Center.

Volleyball sweeps way to ninth MAC Tournament crown
In the Mid-American Conference Championship final, Ohio (25-6) swept top-seeded Northern Illinois in three sets on Sunday. The Bobcats will return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2013.

Nov 24, 2015
LGBT Center looks forward to spring after a busy fall semester
The Ohio University LGBT Center is wrapping up a busy fall semester of events that have informed and entertained the community. The Center's mission is to promote diversity and acceptance of people of all orientations, genders and identities.

New online student management system opens new doors for University offices
The Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention has partnered with the Campus Involvement Center to connect multicultural students to OrgSync, an online community created specifically for student organizations. Members can create individual profiles and add groups to receive updates, event information and organization notifications.

Ohio University Press staffers attend ASA conference
Ohio University Press staffers attended the annual African Studies Association conference from Nov. 19 to 22, where director Gillian Berchowitz received the 2015 African Studies Association Public Service Award.

UPC hosting Dec. 2 'Fireside: Film, Food, and Fun' event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “Fireside: Film, Food, and Fun” event on Wednesday, Dec. 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.