Compass Archives

Feb 1, 2011
Bobcats to host "Be Blue" game on Saturday
On Saturday, February 5, the Ohio Bobcats men's basketball team will be hosting Northern Illinois in the second annual "Be Blue" game to raise awareness for the fight against prostate cancer.

Football signing day event on Wednesday
On Wednesday, will provide live streaming of the football program's signing day press conference. The event begins at 5 p.m.

New York company to develop Ohio University cancer drug discovery
New York-based company Phosplatin Therapeutics (pronounced foss-Plah-ten) has licensed a new class of anti-cancer compounds developed at Ohio University that could lead to a new chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer and other solid tumors.

Celebrating diversity through week of world music and dance
Ohio University’s School of Dance and School of Music are combining their efforts to bring awareness to international living and diversity for a weeklong series of events starting on Monday, Feb. 7 and ending Friday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. with the World Music and Dance Concert.

Feb 2, 2011
Forums held about bridge rehabilitation
On Wednesday, Feb. 9, from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m., the City of Athens will hold a public open house at the City Building, 8 East Washington Street, in order to gather feedback from citizens on the design alternatives.

Quadriplegic rugby tournament and fund-raiser is set for Feb. 26
Ohio University physical therapy students will host the Four-Play! Quad Rugby Tournament on Feb. 26, an annual pay-to-play benefit that gives participants a new view on diversity while raising money to buy equipment for athletes with quadriplegia.

Great job Eileen!
Meet November Classified Employee of the Month Eileen Delehanty-Schulz.

Invisible hunting blind hits the mark with TechGROWTH Ohio support
Based on its potential to attract a large market, create jobs and contribute to the regional economy, GhostBlind Industries was a prime candidate for TechGROWTH Ohio support.

Feb 3, 2011
The president and provost as office assistants?
To encourage participation, the United Appeal planning committee has begun a little friendly competition. The planning unit that has the highest participation rate among its staff and faculty will win one hour of work from President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit.

PCard migrates to MasterCard
Current Ohio University American Express (AMEX) cardholders are encouraged to begin migrating over the next several months to MasterCard as issued by JP Morgan Chase (JPMC).

This month in the senates: January
This is a brief summary of the monthly meetings of Ohio University’s employee senates.

Engineering students plow over competitors
Electrical engineering students from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology placed first in a robotic snow plow competition last weekend.

Brown Bag sessions address critical issues
The Ohio University Women's Center hosts weekly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn sessions to promote awareness, education and advocacy about women, gender and diversity among faculty, staff and students.

Feb 4, 2011
WOUB has CNN on in RTV lobby for student and faculty to watch developments in Egypt
WOUB has CNN on in the lobby of the Radio and Television building so students and faculty will be able to watch the continuing developments in Egypt.

OU-COM researcher studies causes of fainting.
Thad Wilson, Ph.D., associate professor of physiology and a researcher with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Institute for Neuromusculoskeletal Research, wants to find ways to keep people from fainting.

Campus mediation training starts Feb. 11
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring four free mediation skills training sessions for Ohio University employees and students beginning Feb. 11.

Branching Out: Gina Thomas
Meet Gina Thomas, a Cook III in Nelson Dining Hall! When she's not running the kitchen, you'll find this Pomeroy native sewing or playing with her two dogs.

Feb 7, 2011
Watch out for email scams
Don't let an e-mail fool you into giving away personal information like your OHIO password.

Frost commended for revamped information systems education
MIS Professor Raymond Frost was recently named the 2010 Computer Educator of the Year, the highest award given by the International Association for Computer Information Systems.

Graduate student artists find "Safety in Numbers"
The First Year Graduate Student Exhibition, "Safety in Numbers," will be showing in the Trisolini Gallery in the Baker University Center starting Tuesday, Feb. 8 and running through March 3.

Founders Day concert to feature noted OHIO musicians
Ohio University will celebrate its 207th birthday with a musical flourish. The Founders Day celebration will feature a cello and piano concert on Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium featuring School of Music faculty members William Averill and Michael Carrera.

Budget update: Forums and budget strategy
On Monday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an all-campus e-mail updating the campus about the University's budget.

Feb 8, 2011
Ohio to host MAC women's swimming championships Feb. 23-26
Ohio University will host the 2011 Mid-American Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. 23-26.

Residence halls get cooking and get trashy to help United Appeal
Helping out the Athens community has never been tastier or “trashier.” By selling hot food, asking for “trash to cash” and hosting events, OHIO students living in the residence halls have taken initiative to provide support for the United Appeal campaign.

Boil order for West Green, Baker University Center
Facilities Management has informed the Athens campus that there is a boil order in effect for West Green and Baker University Center.

South Sudanese official to lecture on birth of new African nation
After a half century of brutal civil war between north and south in the Republic of Sudan, a referendum tallied this week overwhelmingly supports the creation of the Republic of South Sudan. Jok Madut Jok, a newly appointed South Sudanese official, will speak on the subject at Ohio University on Friday.

A glimpse into the past; OHIO Distinguished Professors make their mark
The rich and bright history of OHIO and the original Distinguished Professor honor recipients truly shaped this University. In honor of Founders Day, celebrated Feb. 17 and 18, Compass looks back at some of the first Distinguished Professors.

Army ROTC officer training mission increases
Because of its longtime excellence, the Ohio University Army ROTC program recently had its officer training mission increased from 21 to 28 beginning with this year's freshmen class.

Diversity brown bags to address issues of difference
Ohio University Diversity Dialogue Brown Bag Series will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 16, with "Recognizing Cultural Identity," from noon-1:30 p.m. in Baker University Center 205.

Feb 9, 2011
OUPD investigating gunshot noise
The Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) is currently investigating a suspicious incident that occurred around 6:15 a.m. this morning in the area of the East Green residence halls, close to Tiffin Hall.

A life of writing, teaching and the stage
Ohio University’s newest Distinguished Professor, Charles Smith, professor of playwriting, has a reputation for reaching out. He reaches out to his students to create a collaborative learning environment; he reaches out to the community to share his passions and to educate; and he reaches out to the world through his critically acclaimed and internationally performed plays.

Update to 9 February Urgent Safety Message
Ohio University police continue to investigate the apparent gunshot heard vicinity East Green this morning by a student in Tiffin Hall.

OHIO sees increase in media placements
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual media report and the results are positive. The report quantifies and analyzes 2010 numbers relating to Ohio University in a number of media formats from January through December.

Make OHIO your Valentine
Have you had an amazing few years on campus? Some of the best? Times you’ll remember the rest of your life? Let Ohio University know how you feel by making Ohio University your Valentine this year.

Feb 10, 2011
Then and Now: The beautiful expressions of a long heritage
There are places on the Athens campus that seem as permanent as the stone in the ground. But, like Athens and like Ohio University, each monument has a story. Here are the tales of four of them, made possible by University Archivist and Records Manager Bill Kimok.

Proud history and unlimited potential
In the past, Founders Day has been marked by excitement and ceremony. This year will be no different, with a two-day celebration to welcome the occasion and honor excellence.

President and Provost invite campus to Founders Day celebration
President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit cordially invite you to join them for the 2011 Founders Day Commemoration celebrating Ohio University’s distinguished faculty, national award-winning scholars and more than two centuries of academic excellence.

GRIDlab uses animation to translate “the realm of possible” in solar energy capture
GRIDlab students recently created one of the first University-produced visualizations on solar power satellites. This opportunity will soon be extended to digital media lab across the globe, thanks to an OHIO-initiated international design competition relating to energy collection in space.

OHIO honored for international collaboration
Higher Education for Development (HED), an educational organization affiliated with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has named Scripps College of Communication’s partnership with the University of Guyana its “Partnership of the Month" for January.

President signs furlough policy
On Jan. 25, President Roderick J. McDavis approved Ohio University policy 41.016, the university’s furlough policy, as well as revisions to university policy 1.001, which provides the procedures for adopting and amending policies.

Speaker empowers students to take charge of their sexual health
Ohio University students gathered in Baker University Theater on Monday to observe National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day with Kellee Terrell, the news editor of

"Newswatch In-Depth" to focus on Ohio budget crisis
WOUB’s “Newswatch: In-Depth: Ohio's Budget Dilemma” will bring lawmakers, officials from state agencies and economic experts together to discuss how state agencies will deal with one of the worst budget crisis’ in history.

Meet Distinguished Professor Charles Smith
In honor of his Distinguished Professor Lecture on Feb. 18, part of the Founders Day celebrations, Distinguished Professor Charles Smith discusses his teaching, his plays and his passion.

Annual weekend to celebrate Bobcat Sibs
Both big and little sibs look forward to heading to Ohio University's campus Feb. 18-20 for the annual Sibs Weekend.

Feb 13, 2011
Retired ROTC commander brings first triathlon to area
The Athletes in Action Triathlon will take place at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, at Ohio University's Athens campus.

Feb 14, 2011
Administration to present early retirement and separation plans for employees
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding said the University is planning voluntary separation and early retirement programs for employees.

Polar Plunge attracts record numbers
The Polar Plunge, which is sponsored by the Ohio University Police Department and Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity, raised more than $33,000 for Special Olympics Ohio on Saturday.

University TV spot needs your votes
The Ohio University "The Promise Lives" campaign TV commercial featuring School of Theater alumna Dinah Berkeley is a candidate for a People's Telly Award and needs your votes.

Cirque Shanghai Bai XI: One Hundred Amazing Acts
The Ohio University Performing Arts Series brings Chinese acrobatic production "Cirque Shanghai: Bai Xi" to Athens at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Feb 15, 2011
Shaping higher education policy for the next generation
A select group of students at Ohio University and other institutions of higher learning in the state have embraced an opportunity to help shape higher education policy for Ohio’s coming generations.

Visiting professor lends international insight to School of Nursing
Visiting professor Tomoko Yamada today arrived at Ohio University’s Athens campus, carrying on a 38-year tradition between OHIO and Chubu University in Japan.

Ohio University, inventors to receive up to $52 million from drug license transactions
Ohio University and its inventors have sold partial royalty income rights to its license for the growth hormone antagonist drug SOMAVERT® (pegvisomant for injection), to a private equity firm managed by DRI Capital Inc., pursuant to a five-year agreement that could net the institution and its inventors up to $52 million for new biomedical research and technology commercialization initiatives.

Great Job Anne!
Meet Anne Ward, administrative associate in Parking Services, the December Classified Employee of the Month.

Feb 16, 2011
ITS student group welcomes Crypto War veteran Matt Curtin
On February 1, around 30 students gathered in Bentley Hall to hear Matt Curtin give a presentation on “Cracking the Data Encryption Standard.” The McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems’ student group Telecommunication Systems Management Association (TSMA) welcomed Curtin to discuss the importance of data encryption and the evolution of U.S. policy on its use for personal privacy.

Scripps College of Communication announces appointment of Andy Alexander
Andy Alexander, veteran journalist and Ohio University alumnus, will join the Scripps College of Communication team to help bring innovation opportunities to its students and faculty.

University does not tolerate discrimination and harassment
Office for Institutional Equity has a variety of resources to address questions or concerns about discrimination and harassment.

From coal mines to the classroom, OHIO grounds technician receives gift of literacy at 53
Marvin Nichols has devoted 38 years to the workforce – 11 years in the coal mines and 27 years at Ohio University. But at 53 years old, Nichols’ work is far from over. First, he intends to earn his high school diploma.

Creative conservation
Ohio Fine Arts Collaborative helps promote Residence Challenge through creative art projects.

Feb 17, 2011
Multi-year budget strategy update
On Wednesday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an e-mail to the OHIO community about the University's budget.

Branding OHIO through type
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing discusses the University's chosen typeface and the importance of it in branding Ohio University.

Eastbound lanes of Park Place to be closed
Beginning on Friday, the eastbound lanes of Park Place will be closed. The closure is expected to continue through Monday at 6 p.m.

The Misanthrope meets modernity in OHIO production
Ohio University School of Theater presents “The Misanthrope” by Moliere as their winter quarter production.

Veterans traveling tribute comes to campus
The American Veteran Traveling Tribute will present its "Cost of Freedom Tribute" at Ohio University's Baker University Center, Feb. 21-23.

Institutional Equity Matters
Since her permanent appointment in October, Executive Director of Institutional Equity Laura Myers has had a full schedule. Her office touches every area at Ohio University, and is truly a University-wide endeavor. Ohio University Compass sat down with Myers to discuss her office’s duties and how the University can take small steps to help everyone on OHIO’s six campuses feel welcomed.

Feb 18, 2011
Up Close visits start Friday
Undergraduate Admissions will host the first of six Ohio University Up Close visitation programs on Friday, Feb. 25. The visit answers questions about the next steps in the path to enrollment.

Open Budget Forums Feb. 22, 23
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding invite the Ohio University community to participate in the first set of Open Budget Forums.

Feb 20, 2011
Branching Out - Jamie Ratermann
Meet Jamie Ratermann, founder and editor-in-chief of Thread Magazine and a senior journalism student. Find out how she found her niche at Ohio University.

Bobcats win share of MAC wrestling title
The Ohio wrestling team defeated Eastern Michigan 28-9 Sunday afternoon at the Convocation Center and, by the end of the day, held a share of the Mid-American Conference's regular season title.

Feb 21, 2011
University receives $2.4 million grant for study on child language impairments
An Ohio University-led research team has received a $2.4 million grant from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders to study the underlying causes of sentence comprehension problems in children with a condition called specific language impairment (SLI).

CNN's Steve Perry to discuss educational disparity in schools
Ohio University will host Steve Perry, CNN's education contributor, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Baker University Center Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.

Photographer Laura Larson to speak in Brown Bag Chats series
Kennedy Museum of Art is pleased to announce a discussion in its series of Brown Bag Chats. Artist Laura Larson, photography chair and assistant professor at Ohio University, will be talking about her photography in a lunchtime chat at Kennedy Museum of Art on Wednesday, March 9, from noon – 1 p.m.

A Q&A with new Director of Judiciaries Christopher Harris
Christopher Harris began as director of university judiciaries on Aug. 23, after leaving the position of assistant director of judicial affairs at Pennsylvania State University. He sat down Ohio University Compass to help OHIO students understand who he is and what his role as director entails.

HTC students honor OHIO achievements at Founders Day
Honors Tutorial College students Cody Vandenberg, Taylor Mirfendereski, David Young, Josh Young and Jordan Sommerlad produced a video of OHIO achievements that was shown during the Founders Day celebration.

Founders Day honors past, celebrates future
On Thursday, President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed a crowd that included faculty, staff, students and community members to the Baker University Center Theatre to celebrate Ohio University Founders Day.

EHS newsletter available online
Environmental Health & Safety creates an environment to learn, work, visit, and live at OHIO, free from unintentional harm or unnecessary risk. Its winter newsletter, “Campus Connections,” is available online.

Work group seeks employee comments on holiday break closure
The Ohio University Holiday Closure Work Group is charged with drafting a recommendation to be given to the Holiday Closure Work Group Oversight Team and needs campus feedback.

Incentivized early retirement and voluntary separation plans
On Monday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an e-mail to all Ohio University employees regarding a the Early Retirement Incentive Plans (ERIP) and Voluntary Employment Separation Plans (VESP)

Feb 22, 2011
Park Place area traffic closure
The City of Athens announces that the eastbound lane of Park Place (Court St. to University Terrace) will be closed to vehicular traffic while construction occurs near the roadway in front of 15 Park Place.

Speaking Bobcats having another great season
The Speaking Bobcats, Ohio University's Forensics Team won 28 individual awards, including six state championship titles, last weekend at the 2011 Ohio Forensic Association Varsity State Championship at Ohio State University, Head Coach Dan West said he couldn't be prouder of his team.

Fulbright Senior Scholar to discuss Hispanics in India
Rajiv Saxena, a Fulbright Senior Scholar, will deliver, "The Growth and Challenges of Hispanic Studies in India," at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 24, in Bentley Hall 129. During the talk, he will discuss the challenges of studying a culture not native to a particular country.

Feb 23, 2011
Bioengineering pioneer accepts Russ Prize
Leroy Hood of Seattle, Wash., was honored with the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize on Tuesday. The award was created by Ohio University with a gift from alumnus Fritz Russ and his wife, Dolores.

The "do's" and "don’ts" of meningitis
Ohio University freshman Caleigh Bourgeois offers tips on how students can protect themselves against meningitis.

Short films to “shootout” the competition
For the ninth year in a row, the School of Media Arts and Studies (MDIA) held the 48 Hour Shootout Film Project with 26 teams in the competition that ended Feb. 6 with ascreening of the films at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

A place where promise lives
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis invites the community to read about OHIO achievements in annual President's Report.

Lot 115 closed Feb. 28-March 1
Lot 115 near Stocker Center will be closed for parking beginning at 11 p.m. on Monday, February 28 to accommodate events occurring in the area. The lot will remain closed through the end of the day on Tuesday, March 1, or until lot closure signs have been removed.

Lots 132 and 133 closed Feb. 23-25
Lots 132 and 133 by Peden Stadium will be closed for parking beginning at 11 PM on Wednesday, February 23 to accommodate events being held in the area.

Inform your fellow Bobcats
Want your information in Ohio University Compass? Want OHIO to know about an upcoming event? Announcements, the Event Calendar and Accolades sections provide important information for the OHIO community.

NASA study reveals mysteries of neutron star
Ohio University astrophysicist Madappa Prakash is part of an international team of researchers that have discovered a remarkable state of matter in a high-density neutron star.

Annual Charlotte Networking Week an event for all
The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Area Chapter Network will host its eighth annual Charlotte Networking Week in starting Thursday, Feb. 24, and ending Friday, Feb. 25. Approximately 100 Ohio students attended the event last year.

Student Research and Creative Activity Expo seeks participants for May 13 event
The annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo, which will be held Friday, May 13, at the Convocation Center, is a showcase of the innovative research, scholarship, and creative work produced by Ohio University students.

Trustees to meet on Zanesville campus Thursday and Friday
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday and Friday at the University's Zanesville campus.

Feb 24, 2011
Singing Men of OHIO harmonize with alumni
As another quarter ends, sit back and unwind while enjoying music at the Ohio University Singing Men of Ohio (SMO) Alumni Concert. The free concert begins at at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 26, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. The event is free and will be sure to entertain.

President’s address to Board of Trustees to be streamed live
President’s address to Board of Trustees on Friday, Feb. 25, will be streamed live.

Budget forums focus on projected shortfall and RCM
A panel that included Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding addressed the projected budget shortfall and implementation of Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) at this week’s open budget forums.

Feb 25, 2011
Meningitis survivors speak out
Ten percent of meningitis victims don’t live to tell their stories. Ohio University students Robert and Kevin are among the survivors. Here, they speak out about their experiences.

OHIO trustees approve retirement incentive plans, discuss renovations
The Ohio University Board of Trustees heard plans for strategically tackling budgetary challenges and for upgrading many of the university’s residence halls at meetings yesterday and today on the Zanesville campus.

President announces ERIP and VESP decision
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an e-mail to the OHIO community announcing the ERIP and VESP decision.

Problems in the medicine cabinet, not on the streets
Stress levels are high and some might believe that resorting to a prescribed pill might help them focus. But, steer clear because the dangers of prescription drug abuse are not worth it. Health, legal and university consequences will follow.

Out-of-State Ambassadors help recruit students to OHIO
The Out-of-State Ambassadors (OSA) is a student group that participates in recruitment events both on and off campus and serves as a resource to prospective Ohio University students who live outside the state of Ohio.

Ohio Bobcat Club Caravan dates announced
Get ready Bobcat fans, the third annual Ohio Bobcat Club Caravan is coming to a city near you! This spring, the Ohio Bobcat Club and Ohio University Alumni Association will go from city to city, making 12 stops across Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, hosting events for all Bobcat supporters to enjoy.

University launches Center for Entrepreneurship
Ohio University announced the creation of its Center for Entrepreneurship today. The new Center for Entrepreneurship is a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

OHIO named among top hydrogeology programs
The Ohio University Department of Geology named one of the top 100 hydrogeology programs in the nation by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA).

Feb 26, 2011
Movies promote study of physics and astronomy
The Physics and Astronomy Department has launched a new mini movies series on YouTube called "Why Physics?"