Compass Archives

Jul 1, 2019
OHIO School of Music faculty member named Yamaha Artist
Ohio University School of Music piano professor Dr. Christopher Fisher and his wife and fellow music educator, Katherine Fisher, have been named Yamaha Artists, a superior honor that provides professional services exclusively to performing artists, concert venues, performing arts organizations and educational institutions that represent a commitment to the music industry.

Jul 2, 2019
Fulbright award recipients encourage OHIO students to apply for prestigious grant
Ohio University had the most Fulbright U.S. Student Program recipients in the state of Ohio for the 2017-2018 year, and during the 2018-19 academic year, seven OHIO students and alumni received the award. The time is almost here to apply for the next cohort.

Patton College math and literacy camp teaches children valuable skills while helping local charity
The Patton College’s Moving with Math and Literacy camp this summer added up to be a fun learning experience for elementary-aged children and a little help for area shelter dogs! The weeklong camp involved 13 campers from kindergarten-fifth grade in activities that integrated mathematics, literacy, movement, and community-building activities.

OHIO Gordon K. Bush Airport taxiway rehabilitation update
OHIO Gordon K. Bush Airport taxiway rehabilitation update

Former Russ College faculty member makes major gift to support student design
A former associate dean for Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology has made a substantial gift to benefit engineering and technology design-related student organizations and programs

Russ College researchers convert biomass to fuel with help of $1 million USDA grant
Russ College researchers convert biomass to fuel with help of $1 million USDA grant

Jul 3, 2019
Students complete inaugural Ohio Southern Building Bridges Summer Institute [PHOTOS]
The first cohort of nearly 20 students completed the inaugural Building Bridges Summer Institute at Ohio University Southern last week. The event brought together young people from area colleges and high schools for an immersive three and a half day experience focused on community building, engagement and self-reflection.

iCUE Spotlight: July 5-11, 2019
This week's schedule includes Public Telescope Nights, a Women's World Cup watch party and self-defense training workshops for employees.

Jul 5, 2019
Faculty member revives theatre program to serve Lancaster campus, community
Victor Jones has spent the past nearly 10 years reviving a theatre program that draws people to Lancaster, Ohio, and gives students and community members alike their moments in the spotlight.

University releases One OHIO strategy update
Ohio University RHE Study Committee Co-Chairs Nicole Pennington and Brad Cohen shared the following message with the University community regarding the One OHIO strategy on July 1, 2019.

Jul 8, 2019
Celebrating 50 years of Alden Library
Alden Library is celebrating 50 years of serving OHIO students, faculty, staff and community members.

New OHIO Honors Program attracts record numbers
More than 370 students will join the new OHIO Honors Program in fall 2019. A successful pilot of the new OHIO Honors Program in the 2018-19 academic year helped to fuel interest in this new academic initiative.

Alumnus, fellow Bobcats turn tragedy into opportunity to help others
When Matt Kittle’s fellow Master of Sports Administration alumni heard about his family’s incredible sacrifice and selflessness in the midst of tragedy, they were inspired – not only to support their fellow graduate but also future Bobcats.

Jul 9, 2019
OHIO friendships fill alumnus’ career, fuel generosity
Alumnus Karol Ondick and his wife, Jo, established the Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Karol A. and Jo Ondick Engineering Ambassadors Program, which selects student representatives who lead recruitment tours, share their experiences with prospective students and network with alumni at special events.

New layout of the OHIO travel web pages
July 3 marked the launch of the new OHIO Travel web pages on the Finance website. The goal of this redesign was to simplify navigation by breaking out the content into more specific pages.

Athletics unveils recruiting microsite
Developed by PrestoSports, the site features sections highlighting each of the 16 sports teams as well as support services offered to all of our student-athletes and an overview of the campus and Athens experience. The site was a collaboration between Athletics and University Communications and Marketing.

Swimming and Diving's Corrin Van Lanen named nominee for 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year Award
Van Lanen is OHIO's nominee for the 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year award. She is one of a record 585 female college athletes across the three NCAA divisions who have been nominated for the award.<br />

Loftus, Porvasnik earn WGCA All-American Scholar recognition
Freshmen Catherine Loftus and Alicia Porvasnik were named Women's Coach Coaches Association All-American Scholars. In all, 1,097 women's collegiate golfers recognized with this prestigious honor and must meet the minimum cumulative GPA of 3.50.

Athletics signs long-term multimedia rights deal with Learfield IMG College
Ohio Athletics has signed an agreement with Learfield IMG College as the department's exclusive rights holder for both multimedia rights and licensing rights for the next 12 years.

First installment of new diabetes camp a success
Seven youngsters from around the southeast Ohio area were the first-ever participants in CAT Camp, a summer day camp for children with type 1 diabetes conducted last month by the Diabetes Institute at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.<br /><br />

Research helps insulin-producing cells get their groove back
A project headed by a faculty researcher at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, investigating a novel way to head off or reverse the development of type 2 diabetes, has been awarded a $453,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health.

Jul 10, 2019
OHIO graduate students represent OHIO at global women’s conference in Vancouver
After attending the global 2019 Women Deliver Conference in Vancouver, Canada, this summer, two Ohio University graduate students hope to amplify women’s voices at OHIO and support women’s organizations in any way they can.

Heritage College research team finds new adaptive trick used by Staphylococcus bacteria
In recently published research into the regulatory mechanisms of a disease bacterium often found in the human body, Erin Murphy, Ph.D., and her team didn’t find what they went looking for. What they did find, however, opens more research pathways.

Jul 11, 2019
iCUE July 12-18, 2019
This week's calendar includes the $2 Summer Movie Series at The Athena Cinema, Active Shooter Training and Public Telescope Nights.

Bobcat Student Orientation 2019 [PHOTOS]
Ohio University’s campus buzzed with the energy of new Bobcats and their guests throughout the month of June as incoming students attended Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO).

Nation’s longest-running high school journalism workshop in progress at Ohio University
Since 1946, Ohio University has hosted the Scripps High School Journalism Workshop in Athens, Ohio, making it the nation’s longest running program of its kind. The 74th annual workshop, currently in progress from June 10-13, is being attended by nearly 100 students on the main campus of Ohio University.

Call for participation in the Global COIL Initiative to increase student access for global engagement
Finding accessible ways to connect OHIO students with students living in other countries is not easy. Faculty on OHIO’s regional campuses have found a way to do just that through the Collaborative Online International Learning model. The priority deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 9.

Jul 12, 2019
AEP Professor brings together faculty, students to restore local watersheds
AEP Watershed Research and Reclamation Professor Kelly Johnson has spent the past 20 years collaborating on efforts to permanently restore regional watersheds ravaged by decades of coal mining.

Jul 15, 2019
Ohio University Libraries awarded grant to develop Southeast Asia Digital Library
Ohio University Libraries has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to develop the Southeast Asia Digital Library in collaboration with 14 other institutions.

Athens among top college towns in which to start a career
Athens is ranked among the best college towns in which to start a career.

Jul 16, 2019
Ohio University Foundation releases 2018 Report on Giving
The Ohio University Foundation has released its 2018 Report on Giving, providing an overview of private support the University received in fiscal year 2018 and a snapshot of that generosity in action.

Alumni, faculty, staff, students invited to participate in new Bobcat Mentorship Network
The Bobcat Mentorship Network is an easy-to-use platform where OHIO students seek guidance, and alumni, faculty and staff coach students in their professional development.

Make a difference as a First Gen mentor
Would you like to positively impact the experiences of first-generation college students? Consider volunteering as an OHIO First Scholars mentor.

OHIO’s professional theater company, Tantrum Theater to bring world-class artists to Athens for the first Tantrum Theater Summer Festival
Tantrum Theater will present its first annual Tantrum Theater Summer Festival, a theater-focused, multi-disciplinary event over two weekends that features world-renowned artists performing on Ohio University’s campus. Opening on Friday, Aug. 16, the performances will capture audiences’ imagination, challenge them to think outside the known and leave them seeing the world in an entirely new way.

PORTSfuture program supports Sen. Brown’s summer manufacturing camp in Jackson
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs PORTSfuture program was invited by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office to support a summer manufacturing camp in Jackson, Ohio, one of the annual camps held throughout Ohio.

Four generations of teachers graduated from OHIO’s College of Education
Some teachers are called to the profession. Others, well, it’s in their blood. Madison Weininger, a fourth-generation Teacher Education graduate from Ohio University, falls in the latter category. Her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother all received teaching degrees from OHIO.

Jul 17, 2019
Ohioans have lost more than one million years of life due to drug overdose since 2009
The drug addiction epidemic continues to plague the country, and thousands of lives are cut short each year due to overdose. Tragically, when a person’s life ends prematurely, much of their potential impact on the world is lost as well. This includes both lost benefits to society and lost experiences for family and friends left behind.

Ohio University mechanical engineering seniors take third in national design competition
Mechanical engineering seniors have won third place in a national engineering design competition in Washington, D.C., in which students improve the working environments of people with disabilities.

Student rocket design team celebrates successful launch at international competition
Ohio University’s rocket design and engineering team, the Astrocats, reached new heights with their first-ever successful competition rocket launch at the international 2019 Spaceport America Cup competition in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Jul 18, 2019
iCUE Spotlight: July 19–July 26, 2019
Take a look at the upcoming events on the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. Anyone with an active OHIO ID can log in and complete the form to add events that are sponsored by any OHIO planning unit or registered student organization.

Policy updates and historic record available on Administrative Policy Manual website
Ohio University employees are able to stay informed of the latest policy news through the Ohio University Administrative Policy Manual website located at https://www.ohio.edu/policy.

Alumni Association announces new board members
Three OHIO graduates are entering a new phase of giving to their alma mater, becoming the latest Bobcats to serve on the Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors.

HOPE Talks offers messages of inspiration and success in inaugural event
With messages of hope, inspiration and success, the inaugural HOPE Talks event was presented to more than 75 people on Friday, July 9 at the outdoor stage of the Nelsonville Public Library in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Appalachian Scholars alumni reflect on OHIO journey, program’s impact
Ohio Today news recently caught up with four Appalachian Scholars alumni who are making a difference in their respective communities.

Jul 19, 2019
Roll out the green carpet for incoming students with ‘Welcome to OHIO’ packages
The packages feature everyday items designed to support students on their college journey while celebrating their Bobcat pride.

Record number of alumni connecting with future Bobcats through VAAN programs
A record number of Ohio University graduates are helping to recruit the next generation of Bobcats through the Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network (VAAN).

State Budget Impact on OHIO
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law the state of Ohio’s two-year operating budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to summarize key provisions of this budget as they relate to Ohio University and our students.

Ohio University invests in new academic innovation strategy
As OHIO pursues bold action now and in the years ahead to redefine what it means to be a nationally-recognized, comprehensive public university, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis and Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali announce a reorganization to create the Strategy and Innovation Office (SIO). The SIO unites OHIO’s existing Office of Instructional Innovation, University Planning and the Office of Information Technology.