Compass Archives

Jan 2, 2014
Update: Construction-related power outage rescheduled for Jan. 11
A power outage scheduled to affect five buildings on the south side of the Athens Campus slated for Jan. 4 has been rescheduled.

Swimming in the Sun
The swimming & diving team is taking part in a 12-day training trip in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Glidden Professor to present 'Storytelling in a Diverse and Changing World'
Thomas Costello Jr. will present “Storytelling in a Diverse and Changing World” at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Ohio University Zanesville.

Jan 6, 2014
Scripps College dean and wife establish Excellence in Undergrad Education fund
Dean and professor in the Scripps College of Communication establish fund that benefits communication studies undergraduates and honors Scripps College faculty and staff

School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition begins Jan. 17
This year’s 2014 Ohio University School of Art + Design Faculty Exhibition presents original artwork by School of Art + Design faculty from a wide range of mediums including graphic design, painting, sculpture, prints, photography, drawing, ceramics, video, and installation art.

Couple Giving to OUL Theatre to Support Arts in Lancaster
Arts and culture are very important to Dean and Cathie DeRolph. The couple believes that music, theatre and art are what makes Lancaster a special place to live. So, supporting the fundraising effort for the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre was something that they both knew was right for them.

OHIO Alumni - January
OHIO Alumni January newsletter now available

Confrontation : Deviation student art exhibit begins Jan. 17
Exhibition Confrontation : Deviation, which features art work by 12 undergraduate students will be on view from Jan. 17 to March 2 at the Kennedy Museum of Art.

Ohio University Economic Impact Assessment available to public
The full economic report that calculates Ohio University’s total economic output for 2012 at $1.5 billion is now available in an easy-to-read format through a newly created website.

OURC, Baker awards offer more than $90,000 in funding to 11 faculty members
The John C. Baker Fund and the Ohio University Research Committee awarded $91,853 total to 11 faculty proposals for research, scholarship and creative work this fall. Both internal awards programs now are accepting proposals for the spring cycle of funding in January and February.

Athens Campus remains open in cold weather
Ohio University's main campus is open despite cold weather and severe wind chill factors.

Jan 7, 2014
Former Lancaster Campus student runs from Athens to Lancaster
20-year-old Kameron Starr has traveled the road from Ohio University Lancaster to Ohio University in Athens both figuratively and literally.  On the figurative side, the sophomore attended the Lancaster Campus during his freshman year and transferred to Athens this past fall.  On the literal side, Starr decided the best way to travel to his family home in Lancaster for Thanksgiving last November was to put on his tennis shoes and run from Athens.

Jan 8, 2014
MLK Week Event: "Black-Jew Dialogues" coming to Lancaster Campus
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the Ohio University Lancaster Diversity Committee is sponsoring a performance of The Black-Jew Dialogues on campus. The event will be held on Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m. in Brasee Hall’s Wagner Theatre.

Jan 9, 2014
OHIO announces new scholarship, grant program for incoming students
Ohio University announces the debut of the OHIO Signature Awards, a set of scholarships and grants that are being awarded to first-year students admitted to the University for fall 2014.

University mourns two former classified employees
The recent holiday season was an emotional one for the families and friends of two retired Ohio University classified employees who died in December.

'Improvisations: Jazz Photographs by Herman Leonard' opens Jan. 17
The Kennedy Museum of Art will present an exhibition featuring the works of American photographer Herman Leonard (1923 – 2010) beginning Jan. 17.

Riverside Drive temporarily closed for waterline repairs
Please use West Union and South Shaffer Street as an alternative. Access will be maintained to the Facilities Management building, Transportation and Parking Services, and the University Fueling Station using Factory Street.

Jan 10, 2014
Graduate student examines how Egyptians are combating public sexual harassment
Ohio University Student Enhancement Award recipient Nihal Said studies how independent movements in her native country work to reduce street harassment.

Jan 13, 2014
Nominations for 31st annual Leadership Awards being accepted
Nominations and applications for the 31st annual Leadership Awards are being accepted and, in most cases, are due by Feb. 1.

University calendar advisory task force, development teams formed
The work of pulling together Ohio University events and activities onto one centralized calendar is a big job, but two groups are now formed and ready to take on the task with the help of the University community.

Martin Luther King Jr. weeklong celebration begins Jan. 20
The 2014 Ohio University annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration will carry the theme, "OHIO's Legacy: Living the Dream" with much of the focus surrounding King's service and legacy. Events begin Feb. 20.

Polar Bear Plunge fundraiser is Feb. 8
The Ohio University Police Department and Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity will host the Ohio University Polar Plunge on Saturday, Feb. 8 at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio. The event is part of a statewide initiative to raise money for the Special Olympics Ohio.

Faculty Invited to ‘Climate Change and Ethics’ Workshops
The “Climate Change and Ethics” workshop is open to all interested Ohio University faculty. Faculty will meet several times this semester: Fridays at 4 p.m. on Feb. 7, Feb. 28 and March 14, as well as optionally on April 4

Sen. Rob Portman visit focuses on technology startups, research
In between floor sessions in Washington, D.C., over federal unemployment benefits, Sen. Robert Portman, R-OH, visited Athens on Friday for a firsthand look at Ohio University’s research and entrepreneurship initiatives at the Innovation Center and Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology.

Avionics Engineering Center celebrates 50 years of research in aviation technology
Joined by a group of sponsors and alumni, the faculty and staff of the Avionics Engineering Center marked the 50th anniversary of its 1963 founding at a reception Thursday in Walter Hall.

Chemical engineering senior wins national engineering honor society scholarship
Chemical engineering student Josh Frash, a senior at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has received the nationally competitive Forge Scholarship from engineering honor society Tau Beta Pi.

President Roderick McDavis Visits Lancaster
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis expressed thanks to supporters of the Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center Thursday while meeting with alumni, donors and community leaders who have given their time, talent and financial support to the campus.

Strategic planning helps set course for OU-C
Latest news from the Chillicothe Campus

Jan 14, 2014
Lancaster Campus engineering assistant professor helping with disaster relief in the Philippines
It’s the first week of Spring Semester at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington, but Emeritus Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology Gary Lockwood isn’t in the classroom.  He’s putting his engineering knowledge to use in the Philippines, helping with the disaster recovery effort after Super Typhoon Haiyan.

Domestic hot water to be shut off on East Green Wednesday morning
The domestic hot water will be shut off to the buildings on East Green on Wednesday, Jan. 15, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. for emergency repairs.

Jan 15, 2014
Lancaster Campus library director representing regional campuses at state level
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Library Director Judy Carey Nevin has been elected by members of OhioLINK to be the two-year library directors representative on the Cooperative Information Resources Management Committee (CIRM).  CIRM decides which electronic resources OhioLINK will spend its money on and how the fees will be shared among the member institutions.

Registration for 2014 Student Expo now open
Registration for the 2014 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is open until Friday, Feb. 28. This year's event will be held on Thursday, April 10, at the Convocation Center.

Twenty first-year students selected for inaugural class of Margaret Boyd Scholars
Twenty first-year students have been selected as the inaugural class of Margaret Boyd Scholars, Ohio University's first women's scholars program, which begins this semester.

OHIO Safe and Secure: Reacting to threats of violence
The responsibility of campus safety is a shared role each person at Ohio University takes on in their workplace, classroom or residence hall. Officers with the Ohio University Police Department offer trainings and tips to help the University community maintain a peaceful and productive campus.

January Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
Ohio University Board of Trustees Jan. 24 meeting will be streamed live from Walter Hall on the Athens Campus.

Branding OHIO through its website: Part 1
As part of a university-wide branding initiative to revitalize the Ohio University brand, a redesign of the front door is underway.

Retiring administrators deadline for awards ceremony is Feb. 11
The 2014 Administrative Service Awards ceremony will be held on Monday, March 10 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Three OHIO programs among 'Best Online Programs'
Three online graduate programs at Ohio University are listed among U.S. News & World Report's "Best Online Programs" rankings announced last Wednesday.

Jan 16, 2014
Power outage scheduled for Monday morning
The Athens Campus will experience a power outage from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 20. The outage will affect Seigfred, Robert Glidden, Putnam and McCracken Halls, as well as the Sculpture Studio.

Kennedy Museum of Art announces Saturday education programs
Kennedy Museum of Art offers Art Encounters, art classes for children ages 5 to 12, on select Saturday afternoons 1:30 to 3pm.

Jan 17, 2014
Road restrictions on University Terrace scheduled for Monday
There will be road restrictions on University Terrace on Monday, Jan. 20, for street repairs.

eLearning’s Testing Center relocates to Bromley Hall
The eLearning OHIO Testing Center moved from Haning Hall to the Lower Level of Bromley Hall at the beginning of January. Students who need to take proctored examinations for online and print-based courses should enter the testing center from the Bromley Hall entrance on West Union Street.

A document detailing the process to submit an event to the OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE).

Employee Appreciation Tailgate is Feb. 1
Ohio University will host a pre-game tailgate on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. for all University employees and their families. The tailgate will take place in the Grover Center Atrium and will include free food and drinks.

Jan 18, 2014
Gravity is topic of Jan. 22 Science Café
Join Sarah Wyatt, professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, in her Science Café discussion, "Grounded by Gravity," at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.

Jan 20, 2014
Ohio University, Heritage College launch Early Assurance Program
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched a new program that allows outstanding high school seniors to apply for medical school admission prior to starting their undergraduate coursework.

Jan 21, 2014
Alumni Factor ranking places OhioUniversity 18th among large, public universities
Ohio University ranks 18th among 55 large, public universities included in the 2013-14 edition of The Alumni Factor, a college-ranking platform.

Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens campus will test its emergency communication systems on Friday, Jan. 24. The University will test its text messaging, emergency page, email, Facebook, Twitter, outdoor notification and CATVision systems.

Spring semester brings IT upgrades
2014 promises a new look and feel for Blackboard, a major telephone system upgrade, an Exchange email upgrade, and several new services and site licensed software offerings

Information session for Summer Abroad in Africa is Jan. 24
An information session on the HIV/Aids Education in Africa program will be held 4 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24 in Baker University Center 226. The HIV/Aids program will take place July 15 to Aug. 15.

World Music and Dance Festival to begin Jan. 27
The fourth annual World Music and Dance Festival will bring the life and culture of Cuba, Africa, China, Trinidad and other countries to Ohio University from Jan. 27 to Feb. 1.

Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy honored at silent march, celebratory brunch
Ohio University's weeklong celebration honoring civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy kicked off Monday morning with the MLK Jr. Silent March followed by the Celebratory Brunch.

Mechanical engineering students bring home gold and silver for designing to make a difference
Two teams of mechanical engineering students from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University have once again won top national design awards from the James F. Lincoln Foundation (JFLF), bringing their total won in recent years to almost $70,000.

Russ College student leaders help guide the future of engineering and technology at regional middle school competition
As student leaders at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, Engineering Ambassadors are used to being put on the spot by future students during college tours. This weekend, they turned the tables as judges for the regional middle-school “Future City” competition in Columbus, Ohio.

Jan 22, 2014
Scripps Innovation Challenge kickoff events to connect speakers, competitors
The Scripps College of Communication announces a series of events that will connect speakers and students on the topic of innovation as part of the Scripps Innovation Challenge.

Latin American Studies Annual Lecture to feature Harvard professor
The 2014 Latin American Studies Annual Lecture, “Patronage and Jobs for the Boys: Perspectives on Latin America,” will be presented by Merilee Grindle at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in Bentley Hall 227.

Bobcat Coffee Hour kicks off Jan. 22
The first of series of Ohio University Bobcat Coffee Hours will take place at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, in the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor.

A reminder of leave usage policies from Human Resources
The following memo from Interim Chief Human Resource Officer Paul Sundberg is a reminder of Ohio University's leave usage policies.

What privacy? New book details surveillance in modern society
"Terms like Big Brother and privacy no longer work," says John Gilliom, an Ohio University professor of political science. "Everything you know about surveillance is either wrong or incomplete."

Intramural Sports to host Inner Tube Water Polo fundraiser
The Ohio University Intramural Sports Program is excited to host its first-ever Inner Tube Water Polo Tournament at noon on Sunday, Jan. 26 at the Ohio University Aquatic Center.

Spring semesters marks the reopening of Bush Hall
A newly renovated and slightly larger Bush Hall reopened to students this semester following a $9.1 million renovation project that began in January 2013.

Jan 23, 2014
Chillicothe Campus faculty member stays current in profession
Latest news from the Chillicothe Campus

Lancaster Campus theatre students forever changed after Kennedy Center festival [SLIDESHOW]
he entire cast from Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s production of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is back from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, and the students were forever changed by the experience. An OUL Theatre group that included 14 men and 10 women attended the festival in West Chester, Pennsylvania, last week.

OHIO faculty prominence in the media increases
Ohio University faculty and researchers received significantly more media attention in 2013 compared to the year before, according to a recently released annual report by University Communications and Marketing.

2013 Communications Report
University Communications and Marketing's annual report of internal and external communications efforts.

Students gain career experience while impressing potential employers at new Bobcat Leadership Project
The Career and Leadership Development Center held the first-ever Bobcat Leadership Project at Ohio University Dec. 13-15.

OHIO benefactors establish arts program for regional K-12 students
Athenians Marc and Ellen Fultz met while studying music at the Chautauqua Institution, a not-for-profit community in New York that hosts a unique mix of fine and performing arts each summer. Their shared passion for the arts moved them to establish a new fund at Ohio University that aims to expose K-12 children to the performing arts.

Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission report 2014
The recommendations of the Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission, led by OHIO President Roderick J. McDavis.

New OHIO photo archive launched
University Communications and Marketing recently launched a new online photo catalog that includes more than 46,000 images of campus beauty, faculty, students, University events, campus buildings, historic photos and more. All of the images are available for free download.

Siblings travel to spend weekend in Athens
Ohio University’s annual Sibs Weekend will be held February 7-9. In preparation for the weekend, two alumni chapters in Ohio have organized transportation for siblings to safely travel to Athens. Chapters in Akron and Cleveland will again sponsor charter buses for the weekend. Round trip tickets cost $75 and each bus will be chaperoned by chapter volunteers.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: Program on Syrian conflict to feature international law, humanitarian aid, foreign policy experts
POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER: The War and Peace Studies Program at Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and the OHIO chapter of STAND Against Genocide will present “Syria Interventions: Military, Legal and Humanitarian Intervention in Syria and Beyond” on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Margaret W. Walter Hall Rotunda.

Ohio Higher Ed Funding Commission finalizes recommendations
The Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission, led by Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis, announced on Jan. 23 that they have provided a final report of recommendations to Governor John Kasich.

Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches sustainability film series
The Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches its spring semester sustainability film series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Athena Cinema.

Jan 24, 2014
Nursing instructor at Southern Campus receives national award for innovative teaching program
Mashawna Hamilton, an assistant professor in the nursing program on Ohio University’s Southern Campus, received the 2014 Elsevier Leading Star Award in the category of Excellence in Simulation within the nursing profession.

OHIO trustees approve guaranteed tuition guidelines
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the framework of OHIO’s guaranteed tuition program and discussed strategies to support institutional priorities at meetings on the Athens Campus.

Queer Studies Conference call for proposals
The LGBT Center invites all members of the OHIO community, especially students from all levels of study, to submit presentation proposals for the second annual Queer Studies Conference to be held April 10-11, in Athens, Ohio.

Celebrate spring semester with the Women’s and LGBT centers
Both the LGBT Center and the Women’s Center at Ohio University have many events and opportunities to attend or get involved with during spring semester.

Jan 26, 2014
OHIO undergraduate, professor co-author article in American Behavioral Scientist
Tyler Borchers, a senior in the Honors Tutorial College who is studying communication, and Jerry Miller, an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies, co-authored “Bain and Political Capital in the 2012 GOP Primary Debates.”

Jan 27, 2014
New certificate offers benefits of global health awareness
A new certificate program, which is designed to expose students to health on a more globalized level, is now open to students in majors across Ohio University.

Campus Area Transit System offering more options in cold weather
Due to extreme weather conditions, additional Campus Area Transit System shuttles have been activated on main CATS routes, and Transportation and Parking Services will be providing vans to shuttle those on the Athens Campus.

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series:  Fairfield Medical Center Data Analyst Jared Schoenlaub
When Jared Schoenlaub, 25, graduated from high school, he was a little lost. Schoenlaub graduated from Cincinnati Elder High School but ended up in Fairfield County shortly thereafter.

Rebuilding a Tributary
Just months after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Christopher Thompson – associate professor of Japanese language and culture, and executive director of Japan Relations – organized a group from Ohio University to partner with Iwate Prefecture University (IPU) in relief efforts for northern Japan.

Take a closer look at 2014 MLK Jr. Week [PHOTOS]
Carrying the theme, "OHIO's Legacy: Living the Dream," Ohio University faculty, staff, students and community members showed up in large numbers to support the week's scheduled events. Check out some of the outstanding images from the week.

Alumni will meet “On the Green” during inaugural reunion weekend May 30-June 1
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) will host an all-alumni reunion weekend in Athens from May 30 through June 1. The weekend will feature activities for the entire OHIO community, alumni and their families, and those celebrating class milestones and special reunions. Currently, reunion activities are planned for members of the Golden Classes of 1963 and 1964, Gospel Voices of Faith, the Department of Aviation and OHIO’s Emeriti Faculty.

Charlotte Networking Week
The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Chapter Network is hosting the 11th Annual Charlotte Networking Week on February 20-22. This program, taking place in Charlotte, N.C., is open to both current students and alumni.

Ohio University is closed beginning at 5 p.m. Monday until 5 a.m. Wednesday due to inclement weather
Ohio University leadership is closing all campuses and centers from 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 27, until 5 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, due to inclement weather. All classes and activities are canceled.

Rep. Johnson gives lesson in leadership to Russ College engineering students
On one of the coldest nights of the year, Congressman Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, greeted a group of Ohio University engineering and technology students in one of the warmest conference rooms on campus.

Highlighting the Green - January 2014 Edition
This video celebrates outstanding moments in OHIO's 210-year legacy of excellence!

Champion autonomous snowplow team returns to competition – to give back
After three years of victory at the Institute of Navigation's (ION) annual Autonomous Snowplow Competition (ASC), Ohio University’s “M.A.C.S.” team from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology chose this year not to try to cream the competition a fourth time, but instead to "create for good" by serving ION and this year’s teams.

Jan 29, 2014
Start Smart workshops help students negotiate fair compensation
Ohio University is sponsoring several $tart $mart workshops in February to educate students about how to earn fair compensation after graduation.

Ohio University Press celebrates 50 years in 2014
In 2014, Ohio University Press marks its 50th year as a book publisher. In the third week of February, the press will celebrate “Ohio University Press Week” with a number of activities meant to highlight the anniversary.

New book focuses on historic African American resort town
Ronald Stephens, an associate professor of African American studies, is the author of Idlewild: The Rise, Decline, and Rebirth of a Unique African American Resort Town (University of Michigan Press).

Football to hold 2014 signing day reception
Fans can get the first look at the 2014 Ohio Football freshman class on Wednesday, Feb. 5. The reception begins at 6 p.m. on the second floor of Peden Stadium Tower.

Jan 30, 2014
Adjunct faculty members add to OU-C experience
Latest news from the Chillicothe Campus

OHIO alum ready for her next adventure spreading good will across the world
Ohio University graduate Niki VanNest is about to embark on a missionary trip to San Marcos, Mexico.

Great job Bobbi Skelly!
The monthly feature, titled "Great Job," provides a glimpse into the Classified Senate Employee of the Month's life on and off campus.

Branding OHIO through its website: Part 2
The redesign initiative for will focus on audience engagement and more specifically on our primary and secondary audiences – prospective students and parents and families. Through the discovery process, we learned about their needs and as a result, determined for the best way to manage and shape the future content strategy for the website.

Carolyn Bailey Lewis: Actively inspiring others
When a group of Ohio University employees from the President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) travels to Bowling Green State University in March to present a panel discussion on disability accessibility planning at the annual State of the State conference, among them will be Carolyn Bailey Lewis.

Campus feedback needed for Tobacco-Free survey
Vice President of Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi sent the following message to the Athens Campus community soliciting their input in the Tobacco-Free Implementation team's work.

University to host a series of Black History Month events
The Ohio University Multicultural Center will celebrate Black History Month in February by offering a wide range of entertaining and educational events including guest speakers, film screenings, educational programs and student performances.

Journalism alumna shines as CBS sideline reporter
Ohio University alumna Allie LaForce stole the stage Jan. 12 as CBS’ sideline reporter for the Colts-Patriots game.

A&S Mourns Paula Hale, Budget and Grant Specialist in Chemistry
Paula L. “Weezy” Hale, 60, of Albany, passed away Friday, Jan. 24, at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. She was a budget and grant research specialist in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department at Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences.

AAUW chapter awarded grant for Tech Savvy program for girls
The Ohio University branch of AAUW has been awarded a grant to establish a Tech Savvy program for girls in sixth through ninth grades on May 17.

Economics & political science alum becomes executive director at Coolidge Foundation
Ohio University alum Matthew Denhart ’10 joined the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation in late 2013 as Executive Director leading operations at the foundation’s headquarters in Plymouth, VT. He previously helped launch and was an Immigration Fellow at the George W. Bush Presidential Center.