Compass Archives

Feb 1, 2016
Ohio University College of Business faculty to live Tweet advertising campaign reactions during Super Bowl
One of the largest sporting events and business opportunities of the year--the Super Bowl--is less than a week away. And audiences are increasingly consuming media during, rather than after, events. Take the Ellen DeGeneres selfie that went viral at last year’s Academy Awards broadcast, for example.

Meet the Professor: Alexa Fox
Outdoor enthusiast + marketing guru + research enthusiast<br />

Innovation Strategy planning grant awarded to entrepreneurship student project
Universities across the country are creating spaces for student innovation and entrepreneurial collaboration—including Ohio University, if student entrepreneurs have anything to say about it

Ohio University Honorary Degree nominations now being accepted
President McDavis asks for nominations for Honorary Degree nominations on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee.

Alexander Middle School aces Russ College-hosted regional math competition
A team of four students from Athens County’s Alexander Middle School took home the first-place team trophy with a perfect score Saturday in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition.

Russ College students set to unveil innovative online project to streamline sublease searches
After a year of work beyond the classroom, two Russ College of Engineering and Technology students are preparing to launch their entrepreneurial project “Sublit."

Heritage College researchers on quest for Antarctic dinos and other animals
This month a team of international researchers, including an anatomy expert from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will journey to Antarctica to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some important species that roam the Earth today. The expedition is part of the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project, or AP3, a research initiative funded by the National Science Foundation.

Law, Justice and Culture panel examines immigration and civil rights
On Jan. 19, the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice and Culture hosted the Immigration, Refugees, and American Policy Panel Discussion in Porter Hall.

First #SayHerName event draws a big crowd
#SayHerName is a movement that aims to shed light on black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers on all black lives equally.

Feb 2, 2016
Carvel Simmons to deliver Black History Month talk at Chillicothe
Pioneering business professional to share insights

Award nominations are now open for OHIO’s 2016 Earth Day Celebration
Nominate someone in your life who is an advocate for sustainability. Award nominations are now open! Award recipients will be announced at Ohio University’s Earth Day Celebration on April 20, 2016.

Graduate student conference on 'Perfecting Pedagogical Practices,' Feb. 12
Graduate students from English, Philosophy, and Education are hosting the first annual Graduate Student Pedagogy Conference, "Perfecting Pedagogical Practices," on Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319.

OHIO to host East Asian Music Concert on Feb. 7
Ohio University will celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East Asian Music Concert by Youmee Kim's Studio and Friends at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Glidden Recital Hall.

VisCom dedicates first gallery exhibition to Kyra Willner
The School of Visual Communication’s new gallery space in the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication opened on Jan. 30 to showcase a collection of photographs by Kyra Willner, a senior studying commercial photography who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 in a motor vehicle accident in New Mexico.

Alum finds inspiration and puts skills to work in Turkey
The cries of a street vendor, riding through the early morning street on a bicycle cart, peddling a Turkish bread ring covered in sesame seeds, mingled with the early morning call to prayer from a nearby mosque frequently serves as Lydia Deakin’s wake-up alarm.

Political science student works with 'most forgotten citizens'
Philip Moncla, a senior studying Political Science and pursuing a Law, Justice & Culture certificate, spent his summer working for the Southeast Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), an organization that provides legal counsel and services to low income people living in Ohio.

CLJC and economics alum ¦ Minichello practices civil litigation in Chicago
Ohio University alum Dennis Minichello is currently a shareholder in the Chicago law firm of Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.

Contemporary History ¦ Russia and the Eastern Front, Feb. 4
On Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 242, Professor David R. Stone presents a talk on "Russia and the Eastern Front, 1914-1917" as part of the Contemporary History Institute lecture series.

International collaborators study nuclear density at accelerator
This past week, physicists from the University of Oslo (Norway), Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory met with OHIO research personnel and graduate students at the Edwards Accelerator Lab to conduct experiments to observe nuclear reaction pathways for making heavier elements.

Feb 3, 2016
Freedom Rider shares her experiences as part of Southern Campus’ MLK celebration
Ohio University Southern held its 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Jan. 28.

Southern Campus opens lactation room for mothers, makes other family-friendly changes
Ohio University Southern recently opened a new, dedicated lactation room and added baby-changing stations to some of its men's restrooms in an effort to make the campus more family-friendly.

OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects and engages alumni in presidential election discussion
Around 60 Ohio University alumni attended a Washington Policy Forum kickoff event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Capitol Visitor’s Center. Organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the forums, held quarterly, aim to reconnect alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University. 

EPA recognizes Ohio University among nation’s leading green power users
Ohio University appears as No. 14 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 30 College & University list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership.

Black Press conversation is Feb. 8
Ohio University will host "A Conversation: The Black Press," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Schoonover 145. The event is designed to spark an open discussion about the past, current and future role of the alternative press in America.

Lancaster publishes book on vaulting in Roman architecture
Dr. Lynne Lancaster, Professor of Classics & World Religions, published a book on Innovative Vaulting in Architecture of the Roman Empire, 1st to 4th Centuries CE.

Feb 4, 2016
Meet Carol Davis the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Carol Davis, the January Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Alex Cross, animals and the mountains and avoids the Kardashians.

Microbiologist Ronan Carroll to discuss “The Rise of the Superbugs” at Feb. 17 Science Café
Ohio University scientist to discuss how highly resistant strains of bacteria are now outpacing the development of new forms of antibiotics.

Ohio University Game Developer Association competes in 48-hour Global Game Jam
People from across the world participated in the Global Game Jam, an event where Global Game Jam Inc. encourages people to create video or non-digital games in two short days. This is the second 48-hour Global Game Jam that OUGDA has participated in.

Ohio University Police Department to host Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony Feb. 8
The Ohio University community is invited to attend the third annual Ohio University Police Department Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Football adds 25 recruits as part Of National Signing Day
As a part of National Signing Day, head football coach Frank Solich announced the addition of 25 student-athletes that will join the Bobcats. The class includes 22 freshman, one redshirt-junior and two redshirt-seniors.

Meet the OUPD Officer: Ofc. Michael Harlow
Meet the Officer is an opportunity for the OHIO community to get to know new Ohio University Police Department officers. In this edition, we learn about OUPD’s newest officer, Ofc. Michael Harlow.

Journalist Darrell Dawsey to deliver Black History Month talk Feb. 11
Darrell Dawsey, a veteran journalist and multimedia content creator, will deliver the Black History Month keynote talk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared “bizarre” feature with dinosaur
Researchers have discovered that some little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs.

Ohio University Human Resources to host cardiac health Lunch & Learn Feb. 11
Ohio University Human Resources will host a Lunch & Learn session from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Room 240 on the topic of cardiac health. The Lunch & Learn is co-hosted by IMPACT Solutions.

Upcoming event to celebrate notable OHIO alumna’s book release
In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the campus and community are invited to a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Ridges, Building 21, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen.

Feb 5, 2016
Zanesville Campus nursing students celebrate American Heart Month with free screenings
Students enrolled in Ohio University Zanesville’s nursing program will be providing free health screenings on Feb. 10 in honor of American Heart Month.

Survey results for 2016 Homecoming theme, logo competition now open
This fall, Homecoming will celebrate Ohio University for the home it has been for many generations of Bobcats. Between twitter and the online survey sent to alumni, faculty, staff and students, 2,236 votes were collected to decide this year’s theme; “All Roads Lead Home.”

Center for Entrepreneurship hosts Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Luncheon with 2015 Konneker Medal recipients
Reserve your spot immediately for the luncheon panel discussion on commercialization and entrepreneurship featuring the 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship recipients, Winston Breeden III and Joe Jachinowski, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in Baker University Center 242.

Journalism student Bianca Hillier wins Scripps Howard Foundation collegiate reporting prize trip to Japan
The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded a nine‐day journalism study trip to Japan to nine college journalists, winners of its annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. Ohio University student, Bianca Hillier, a junior studying broadcast journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a specialization in diversity studies, was selected as one of the winners.

Division of Dance to host Winter Dance Concert Feb. 19-20
The Dance Division presents The Winter Dance Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-20 in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Libraries to host memorial for administrator Anita Grant
Ohio University Libraries will host a memorial service for electronic acquisitions librarian Anita Grant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Galbreath Chapel.

Feb 8, 2016
Ohio University Eastern schedules College Credit Plus Information Nights
Students currently in grades 6-11 and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Nights at the Ohio University Eastern Campus on Thursday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 29.

Off-Campus Housing Fair to feature landlords, rental companies, on-campus and community resources
Designed to equip students with all the information and resources they need to transition to living off the Athens Campus, Ohio University's Office of Community Engagement will host an Off-Campus Housing Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the third-floor atrium of Baker University Center.

Wealth and Poverty Week to explore causes and implications of inequality
Ohio University's College of Arts and Sciences will host its spring semester Wealth and Poverty Week Feb. 10-18. The week will focus on the theme of “Society and Inequality” and will feature presentations from Ohio University faculty, as well as a local business owner.

Aquatic Center to host ‘Love Boat Valentine’s Cruise’
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation Department invites all Bobcats and members of the local community to its “Love Boat Valentine’s Cruise," which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Aquatic Center.

Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser at Lake Snowden is Feb. 13
On Saturday, Feb. 13, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity will host its annual lake jump at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio, to raise money for Special Olympics Ohio.

George Washington Forum presents 'Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces & Moral Panics,' Feb. 16
The George Washington Forum presents "Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces & Moral Panics," on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Galbreath Chapel.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten to visit OHIO February 19
The Scripps College of Communication in partnership with the School of Media Arts & Studies and OU WIMI (Women in Music Industry) will host critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten on Friday, Feb. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in Glidden Music Hall. Van Etten will visit Ohio University as a part of the Scripps Visiting Artist Series, sitting down for an onstage and live-streaming interview about her widely-heralded career.

MDIA students go all out for 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, the captains of each shootout team gathered in a Baker Center conference room to throw darts, exchange Valentine’s Day cards and toss ping-pong balls into cups of water. Each of these activities determined a prop, theme and line of dialogue students had to incorporate into their film.

Feb 9, 2016
“Flat Webster” travels the world, connects HTC alumni
From riding on a motorcycle taxi in Cotonou, Benin to teaching anatomy at Brown University, Dean of the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) Jeremy Webster tagged along with HTC alumni for many adventures and professional endeavors this year.

WOUB to host afternoon tea inspired by ‘Downton Abbey’
WOUB Public Media is hosting an afternoon tea inspired by Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Ohio University’s Baker University Center. The event will include a fashion program and a screening of the final “Downton Abbey” episode.

Feb 10, 2016
OHIO mourns death of J. Norman Parmer, first director of Center for International Studies
J. Norman Parmer, inaugural director of Ohio University's Center for International Studies, passed away Jan. 26, 2016. A memorial service will be held Feb. 13 in Athens.

Southern Campus student artists honored following selection for juried exhibition
Four Ohio University Southern student artists were selected to submit six pieces in the annual School of Art + Design Undergraduate Juried Exhibition in Athens.

Innovation Center hires Erin Rennich as client liaison
OHIO alum supports success of regional technology business startups.

Ebony Bobcat Network to feature two plays at 6th Annual Scholarship Theater Fundraiser
The Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) invites all OHIO alumni to join them for an afternoon at the Ensemble Theater in Cleveland Heights, Ohio for the 6th Annual EBN Scholarship Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 21. This year, EBN and the Ensemble Theater will feature two plays for attendees to select from.

Russell Family Hope Fund to benefit Ohio University Southern therapeutic riding programs
The Scioto Foundation recently announced the establishment of the Russell Family Hope Fund, created by Michael and Kimberly Russell, to benefit the therapeutic riding program at the Ohio University Southern Horse Park.

OHIO student organizations to host ‘Baker Birthday Bash’ event
In honor of Founders Day, Ohio University’s University Program Council, Student Alumni Board, International Student Union, and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board will be hosting “Baker Birthday Bash” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Baker University Center.

Sibs Weekend proves to be a blast for all [PHOTOS]
Ohio University Sibs Weekend was held Feb. 5-7 on the Athens Campus. Check out some of the pictures from the weekend.

Feb 11, 2016
First place Disney Imaginations team includes MDIA student and alumnus
The first place prize went to a four-person team that included Courtney Irby, a senior in the School of Media Arts & Studies studying games and animation, and Media Arts & Studies alumnus Geoffrey Backstrom, BSC ‘15.

Senior lands summer internship at NIH
OHIO senior Lucas Harrison was recently awarded a summer internship with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Student organization raising awareness for veterans on campus
A team of students from Scripps Public Relations Student Society of America is working to raise awareness of student veterans on Ohio University’s campus.

Queer Studies Conference call for proposals deadline is Feb. 26
Ohio University’s LGBT Center invites all students to submit presentation proposals for the fourth Annual Queer Studies Conference to be held March 31-April 1.

OHIO Up Close kicks off this President’s Day
Admitted freshman and prospective transfer students alike will have the opportunity to get all their questions answered before making their final college decisions.

Career and Internship Fair for OHIO students, alumni to be held Feb. 16
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will hold its spring semester Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

OUPD badge pinning ceremony honors late officer with Purple Heart Award
President Roderick J. McDavis delivered the keynote address at the third annual Ohio University Police Department Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 8 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Immigrant sisters give gift of education through OHIO Match
The Sretenovic Family Scholarship will provide awards to full-time undergraduate students with demonstrated academic merit who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission at OHIO.

Interdisciplinary Arts alumnus receives Creative Capital Performing Arts Award
School of Interdisciplinary Arts alumnus Brian Harnetty recently received a 2016 Creative Capital grant, a highly competitive award supporting innovative and adventurous artist projects in development.

Zanesville Students hold Poets for Hire Fundraiser for United Way
Zane Traces Literary Journal readers offer unique Valentines Day gift idea

Feb 12, 2016
Carvel Simmons shares insights during talk on Chillicothe Campus
Black History Month talk is inspiring, campus takes steps to help veterans, others in career search

Scripps Innovation Challenge finalists announced
Seven finalist teams were announced today for the 2016 Scripps Innovation Challenge, setting the stage for the teams to compete next month on Pitch Day for $25,000 in prizes.

Outdoor Pursuits to host 17th Annual Rock Stars Climbing Competition
Ohio University's Outdoor Pursuits will be hosting the 17th Annual Rock Stars Climbing Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Ping Recreation Center.

Graduate College announces winners of inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition
Eight Ohio University graduate students showed off their research communication skills Feb. 3.

#BusinessBobcat Buzz podcast episode: What's up in the world of business?
Want to stay up-to-date on business trends? Take 5 minutes to listen to Linsey Sledge, assistant director, Employer Relations, as she talks about today's top three business trends.

Successful entrepreneurs, OHIO alumni inspire students, dole out advice
This year’s two Konneker Medal recipients returned to campus last week to share equal parts inspiration and advice with students from the Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between OHIO’s College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

#BusinessBobcats and La Universidad Americana partner with local Nicaraguan businesses
23 #BusinessBobcats. 20 Nicaraguan students. 15 days. 8 local businesses. Many challenges, many more success stories.

10 things everyone can learn from the @OhioUBusiness Super Bowl live tweet
Think Super Bowl commercials are solely for entertainment? Think again. Sunday night, #BusinessBobcat professors Alexa Fox (-AF), ColinGabler (-CG), and Dan Dahlen tweeted their reactions to #SB50 commercials. Here’swhat they found:

Two OHIO alumni receive Konneker Medal for product development and cancer therapy innovations
Winston Breeden III and Joseph Jachinowski were recognized for their accomplishments at the Ohio University Inventors Dinner on Feb. 10.