Compass Archives

Dec 2, 2018
Bobcats football team to battle San Diego State in DXL Frisco Bowl Dec. 19
The game will be played on Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Kickoff is 8 p.m. ET, and the contest will be televised on ESPN. The Bobcats are making their 12th bowl appearance, 10th in 13 years and fourth in a row.

A.J. Ouellette named MAC Player Of The Year by Touchdown Club of Columbus
The 2018 MAC Player of the Year award will be presented during the 64th Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Express Live! in the Arena District. Ouellette earned All-MAC First Team honors for the first time in his career.

Dean of Libraries finalists invited to campus
Four finalists for Ohio University’s Dean of Libraries will be on campus later this month after Dean Scott Seaman announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2018. Seaman held the position for 10 years. Each finalist will have an open forum.

Dec 3, 2018
OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors seeking nominations
The OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors is seeking nominations through Dec. 31, 2018, for alumni willing to devote their time and talents to the alumni association.

Athletics announces 50th anniversary of the Convocation Center celebration plans
OHIO Athletics will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Convocation Center on Saturday, Feb. 2 with a Sibs Weekend basketball doubleheader as the women's team battles the Ball State Cardinals at 1 p.m. ET and the men's team takes on the Akron Zips at 3:30 p.m. ET. Tickets for the doubleheader are $5 and include admission to both games.

Athletics announces 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl ticket information
Tickets are on sale now for the Dec. 19 2018 DXL Frisco Bowl. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. OHIO alumni, football season ticket holders, Ohio Bobcat Club members, faculty/staff, students and parents of students are encouraged to inquiry about a special ticket offer.

Dec 4, 2018
Employees invited to give WellWorks a try
As Ohio is experiencing colder temperatures and fewer hours of daylight, WellWorks is busy creating convenient opportunities for employees to continue to focus on health and wellness.

Ohio University Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund Program requests proposals by Feb. 1
Ohio University Technology Validation and Start-Up Fund Program requests proposals by Feb. 1

Dec 5, 2018
OHIO faculty Andrew Pueschel increases both engagement and positivity in his students
One College of Business faculty’s goal is to impact students in ways that speak to their individual ways of learning. To do so, he implements strategies to increase both their engagement and positivity in the classroom.

Chillicothe’s First Family teaching political science on the Chillicothe campus
City of Chillicothe Mayor, Luke Feeney, and his wife, Stacy, are both teaching classes at Ohio University Chillicothe this fall semester 2018. The Feeney family is using their background in politics and law to educate Chillicothe campus students about political science.

Ohio University Press Director Gillian Berchowitz to retire Dec. 12
Gillian Berchowitz will cap a long and innovative career at Ohio University Press and its trade imprint, Swallow Press, with her retirement on Dec. 12. In the coming months, the University will conduct a nationwide search to begin actively recruiting qualified applicants.

OHIO students lead effort to alleviate food insecurity of fellow Bobcats
In total, the group collected 153 pounds of food and $148. The dollar donation will allow them to purchase 673 pounds of food from the food bank which translates into 50 meals.

OHIO students continuing to benefit from new campus mail system
Ohio University students received more than 170,000 packages on the Athens campus last academic year. No matter the package — a trinket from a grandparent’s vacation or a $2,000 laptop — all are treated equal by Ohio University Mail Services.

OHIO’s traveling exhibit showcases continual effort to end sexual violence
“While stories of sexual violence are different for everyone, we can also use the exhibit as an opportunity to see the similarities that cross everything – which is that there’s no justification for sexual violence and the impact is real,” Dr. Murray explained.

CHSP partners with Marietta High School on unique community health worker program
You’re never too young to start helping others and high school seniors at Marietta High School are doing just that.

Finalists for dean of University Libraries announced
Four finalists for the dean of University Libraries have been invited to interview on the Athens Campus. The successful candidate will replace Scott Seaman, who announced his retirement effective Dec. 31, 2018.

iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 7-13, 2018
This week's calendar features Ugly Sweater Night and a Winter Wonderland Ice Show at Bird Arena and a Finance and Administration Business Forum. Find out more details here.

Dec 6, 2018
Heritage College joins federally funded group to develop rural residencies
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is among the members of a consortium that will receive funding support from federal agencies to help create new rural residency programs in badly needed medical specialties.

Alumna’s art studio celebrates 20 years of bringing color, joy, opportunity to Athens
Twenty years ago, Ohio University alumna Patty Mitchell opened Passion Works Studio, a collaborative community arts center that has defined the spirit of Athens.

President and first lady to host employee appreciation social Dec. 13
University employees are invited to join the President M. Duane Nellis and first Lady Ruthie Nellis for the annual December Employee Appreciation Social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Minimum wage rate increases Jan. 1
Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase to $8.55 per hour (up $0.25 from current rate of $8.30) and for tipped employees the minimum wage will be $4.30 per hour (up $0.15 from the current rate of $4.15).

Professor Hiromi Imamura honored with the Tanaka-OHIO Award
Chubu University Professor Hiromi Imamura received the Tanaka-OHIO Award for Excellence in Global Engagement during the Global Engagement Awards Gala held on Nov. 14, 2018.

Students, faculty, alumni play role in United Nations Sustainable Development Goals conference
The United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and Higher Education conference at Ohio University brought together faculty members, alumni, outside experts, community members, university students and local high school students for a wide range of events.

Dec 7, 2018
Global Perspectives Faculty Learning Community returns in spring
A Faculty Learning Community will focus on creating classroom environments and learning experiences with a global perspective. Apply by January 11.

Ohio University announces travel program implementation
As announced in October 2018, Ohio University has partnered with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), to implement a comprehensive travel program with goals of implementing user-friendly processes, improving service to the traveler, and providing access to discounts that save the University money. This program is expected to launch in early April 2019 and will include an updated travel policy and procedures, the roll-out of a new user Concur & Travel Expense interface, new options of paying for travel, and bring the University into compliance with the requirements of the Governor's mandate on Affordability & Efficiency.<br /><br />

OHIO staff learn and practice emergency preparedness
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, a group of Ohio University staff gathered in Baker University Center for a lunchtime business continuity training session titled, “Playing with Disaster,” led by Bev Wyatt and Jill Harris.

Facilities Website User Survey deadline is Dec. 21
Facilities Management and Safety is preparing to begin the website migration to the new content management system. Prior to the migration, they would like to better understand if, how, and why you use the websites.

Football's Joe Lowery named MAC Player Of The Year by Pro Football Focus
According to Pro Football Focus, Lowery was third-highest graded offensive tackle across the entire nation. He allowed just nine total QB pressures on 334 snaps in pass protection. He also led the nation's tackles with his 85.3 run-blocking grade.

Dec 10, 2018
Student Trustee Candidacy Application 2019-20 School Year
The Student Trustee Candidacy Application is open until Jan. 31.

Campus Recreation expands services for patrons, members
Monthly memberships and an online membership renewal process are among the new benefits available to patrons with several Ohio University Campus Recreation facilities.

Voinovich School awarded $200K federal grant for Ohio opioid prevention
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs received a $200,000 grant from the Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health to help communities in the planning phase of the HRSA Rural Communities Opioid Response Program.

Heritage College faculty member to direct policy fellowship program
Daniel Skinner, Ph.D., an assistant professor of health policy at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Dublin, has been named co-director of the AACOM Health Policy Fellowship.<br /><br />

Listen to the latest episodes of ‘Dear Bobcat’
In the latest episodes of “Dear Bobcat,” Ohio Today radio’s podcast series, OHIO alumni read letters they wrote to their first-year selves live on stage during a special Homecoming event at Athens’ Casa Nueva.

Dec 11, 2018
‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights OHIO’s Jodie Foster
Ohio University Associate Lecturer in Biological Sciences Dr. Jodie Foster believes every student brings something different to her classroom.

2018 Academic Innovation Accelerator proposals released
Project proposals for this year’s cycle of the Academic Innovation Accelerator are now visible on the Office of Instructional Innovation's website.

Meet November 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Michelle Ruble
Michelle Ruble, the December 2018 Classified Employee of the Month, likes knitting, crocheting, country music, WWE wrestling and following the British royal family. Find out more about her here.

Inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture features Henry Box Brown story
Dr. Martha J. Cutter, professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, shared the amazing story of Henry Box Brown, who in March 1849 escaped slavery by being mailed in a wooden postal crate from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia.

OHIO to expand its support of veterans via Yellow Ribbon Scholarship Program
Ohio University has entered an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to participate in the Yellow Ribbon Program, an educational enhancement program that provides scholarship assistance to U.S. veterans.

University to celebrate Ellis Hall with ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 18
The Ohio University College of Arts & Sciences will hold a ribbon-cutting for the newly-renovated Ellis Hall on Friday, Jan. 18. Special guests include Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, First Lady Ruthie Nellis, Interim Arts and Sciences Dean Joe Shields, and members of the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

International Education Week gala recognizes global engagement
Dr. Lorna Jean Edmonds, vice provost for Global Affairs and International Studies, said all of the IEW events at OHIO tie back into the theme of the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

Dec 12, 2018
CHSP brings together experts to ‘connect the dots’ on neonatal abstinence syndrome
“When people hear a baby crying, they say, ‘We have to do something.’ Yes, we do.”

Scholarship donor, recipient connect over shared experiences
Ohio University alumnus Robert Long created the Long Family Communication Scholarship to help ease student debt and established an instant connection with the scholarship’s first recipient.

Ohio University celebrated International Education Week (PHOTOS)
Ohio University’s International Education Week (IEW) celebration in November featured international visitors, dynamic presentations from alumni, faculty, students and visiting experts, and a wide range of events on the Athens and regional campuses.

Use caution and ‘walk like a penguin’ to avoid slips
Winter weather is here and along with cold weather and shorter days comes the issue of slips and falls.

OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art presents “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects”
On Jan. 11, 2019, OHIO’s Kennedy Museum of Art will open “Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects,” an exhibition that includes recent photographic and video works questioning stereotypes that associate black bodies with criminality.

President Nellis announces search committee for new Vice President for University Communications and Marketing
President Nellis has announced the members of the search committee for the new Vice President for University Communications and Marketing. The search is scheduled to be concluded by June 1.

iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 14-20, 2018
This week's schedule features holiday movies at The Athena Cinema, a holiday concert and a cancer screening clinic. Find out more on the CUE.

Dec 13, 2018
OHIO communication, marketing efforts earn four CASE awards
One of the world’s largest nonprofit education associations has recognized several Ohio University communication and marketing efforts as among the region’s best.

OHIO professors’ 3D visualizations of fossils highlighted in National Science Foundations’ ‘Bits and Bytes’ newsletter
The work of two Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine professors was recently featured in the National Science Foundations’ “Bits and Bytes” newsletter.

Inaugural cohort of OHIO students selected to participate in Capital Internship Program in Washington, DC this spring
President M. Duane Nellis has announced the four students who comprise the inaugural cohort of Ohio University’s Capital Internship Program. The four students will intern with members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation to explore public service.

University seeks applications for new presidential graduate student medal awards
Beginning Jan. 20, applications will be accepted for two new presidential graduate student medal awards, one for a master’s student and one for a doctoral student. The application deadline is Feb. 20, 2019.

Free Audio Conferencing now available in Microsoft Teams
New feature adds a call-in phone number to online meetings; can also be used to host audio conference calls.