Compass Archives

Feb 1, 2013
OUL mourns loss of assistant professor of education
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is mourning the loss of Jane Johnsen, an assistant professor of education who taught on campus for more than 25 years.

HIV/AIDS specialist David Robertson to speak Feb. 7
In recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, David Robertson, a youth and young adult empowerment speaker and sex education prevention specialist, will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Baker University Center Theatre.

Cold, snow, ice, wind ... what next?
With the recent arrival of winter weather to Ohio University’s campus, it is important for staff and students to know how to stay safe during potentially dangerous snow and ice conditions.

OHIO student makes headlines with Indy 500 campaign
What do the Indy 500, the Ohio University College of Business, and Instagram have in common? Jarrod Krisiloff. As the marketing director for the Indy 500, Krisiloff—a student in the College of Business Professional Master of Sports Administration program—is making Indianapolis Motor Speedway one of the first brands to use a cutting-edge technology that allows companies to crowdsource photos posted by users of the Instagram app.

Undergraduate Conference Travel Fund opens up world of opportunities
Undergraduate students at Ohio University are traveling across the country, and sometimes the world, to present their research and creative work at a wide variety of conferences. With expenses ranging from hotel rooms to airfare, students may need some help accomplishing their goals. Ohio University's Undergraduate Conference Travel Fund assists students by alleviating the costs that conferences incur.

Feb 4, 2013
New scholarship opportunity for geological sciences majors
Ohio University alumnus A. Allen Middleman has established a new scholarship to support geological sciences students. Middleman, who earned his master’s of science in geology from OHIO in 1976, has committed more than $100,000 to The Ohio University Foundation to create the Travis C. Middleman Scholarship.

Chillicothe Campus Giving Circle illustrates “paying it forward” concept
The concept of “paying it forward” is an essential component of the Chillicothe Campus’s educational experience. This notion emphasizes individuals who recognize others who have helped them along their career paths, and then return the favor by using their time and talent to help current students. This is the essence of the Women in Philanthropy Giving Circle.

OHIO welcomes brothers and sisters to campus for Sibs Weekend
Call your brother or sister and make sure they are coming to Ohio University for Sibs Weekend 2013. The weekend will be packed with fun events for you and your sib.

Travis Wilkins is on a new mission
Bobcat basketball newcomer Travis Wilkins cannot remember a time when he was not playing basketball. He grew up enveloped in the sport.

Engineering and Technology Management adds two programmable machines to its teaching toolkit
Engineering and Technology Management (ETM) students are getting hands-on experience programming manufacturing equipment thanks to two new computer numerical control (CNC) cutting machines.

Science Café on mathematics in rural communities is Wednesday
Bob Klein, Ohio University mathematics professor, will host the Science Café discussion titled "Mathematics: What's rural got to do with it." He will discuss educational success and mathematics in rural communities. The discussion will begin at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6.

Malaysian prime minister becomes a Bobcat
Ohio University has a new honorary alumnus: the prime minister of Malaysia. Yang Amat Berhormat Dato' Sri Mohd Najib bin Tun Abdul Razak received an honorary doctor of humane letters Jan. 15 in a ceremony held in conjunction with the 9th Tun Abdul Razak Lecture. Named for the current prime minister’s father, the lecture is a highlight of a unique 32-year partnership between OHIO and the Malaysian government.

RecycleMania 2013 underway
After a two-week preseason period, the intercollegiate recycling competition officially commenced Feb. 3. OHIO joins more than 630 schools representing 49 states and four Canadian provinces in the 13th annual tournament.

Women's Center has great events planned in February
Students and community members will have numerous chances this spring to learn about women, gender and diversity issues through the many events to be held by the Ohio University Women's Center.

Black History Month celebration both educational and fun
Ohio University's Black History Month celebration continues tonight with a showing of filmmaker Spike Lee's movie "School Daze."

Charlotte Networking Week 10th Anniversary
The Ohio University Alumni Association's Greater Charlotte Chapter Network will host the 10th Annual Charlotte Networking Week (CNW) Feb. 21 – 23 in Charlotte, N.C. Ohio University alumni and current students are encouraged to attend.

World Music and Dance Concert celebrates diversity of nations [PHOTOS]
On Feb. 2, students experienced the culture of nine different countries during the third annual World Music and Dance Concert.

Feb 5, 2013
President McDavis responds to Gov. Kasich’s budget proposal
President Roderick J. McDavis responded to Gov. John Kasich's two-year state budget announcement.

New year, new information
With the beginning of a new year and a new semester, several university divisions have announced changes that affect the university community.

Ohio Basketball to play Belmont in ESPN BracketBuster
The Ohio University men's basketball team will travel to Nashville to take on the Belmont Bruins on Feb. 23 as part of the ESPN BracketBusters event.

Leave policies aid in work-life balance
In an effort to recruit and retain talented faculty and staff, the University provides several ways to help individuals manage their professional responsibilities along with their personal commitments. Two new programs were recently implemented that promise to assist individuals in constructing a positive work/life balance.

'4 Excursions in Wood' art gallery reception is Friday
Four artists are displaying their work at the Multicultural Center Art Gallery in an exhibit titled "4 Excursions in Wood." A free reception will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8 as a chance for patrons to meet the artists.

Feb 6, 2013
Schweitzer Fellowship now accepting applications for 2013-2014
The Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellows Program® is now accepting applications for 2013-2014 Fellowship year. The program is a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership.

Where’s that office?
Between the renovation of Lindley Hall and units consolidating their spaces, a number of university offices have moved or will be moving. Please note these new locations:

Students mobilize to combat local bullying with PR campaign
Five OHIO students are planning and implementing a local campaign to combat bullying amongst adolescents as a part of the annual Public Relations Student Society of America Bateman Case Study Competition.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 13, 20, 27 and March 6 and 13.

University increases media placements for fourth consecutive year
The annual report "Ohio University in the Media," revealed that for the fourth consecutive year the University Communications and Marketing External Relations team promoted and pitched more OHIO stories to the state, national and international media than the previous year.

Feb 7, 2013
Sex Week events spread awareness and entertainment on campus
Student Senate kicks off its third annual Sex Week on Monday, Feb. 11 while University Program Council has a range of V-Day treats planned, including an interactive comedy show.

Career Office in Athens to offer more services to regional campus students
Ohio University officials want to make sure regional campus students know about the services and opportunities  available to help them find a job. That's why Career and Leadership Development Center officials from Athens visited the Lancaster Campus on Feb. 6.

'Frame Your Sib' event is Saturday at Kennedy Museum of Art
Ohio University students can bring their sibs to the "Frame Your Sib!" event at the Kennedy Museum of Art from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9.

Football welcomes 22 newcomers on signing day
Football Coach Frank Solich announced the addition of 22 newcomers as part of National Signing Day. The class includes 20 incoming freshmen, one sophomore and one junior.

HST students turn passion for helping others into their professional pursuits
The Human Services Technology program at Ohio University-Chillicothe has long been molding students to lend a helping hand to those who need assistance with the everyday curve balls life throws.

Space reservations for 2013-14 Academic Year begin Feb. 27
The Office of Event Services, located in Baker University Center, will begin accepting online reservation requests for the 2013-14 academic year at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Award-winning Ohio University series now a published book
Ohio University today announced the publication of a book showcasing the relationship of the University with the surrounding region - "Appalachia Rising: Stories of Hope and Achievement from Ohio’s Appalachian Hills and Valleys."

Feb 8, 2013
Two more candidates for LGBT director to interview
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host two candidates for the director of the LGBT Center position the week of Feb. 11.

The business side of war
January 11, 2011, was Aaron Dicks’ 26th birthday. It was also the day that he, a former accountancy major and OHIO alumnus, left for Iraq. Dicks is an auditor with the Department of Defense Office of the Inspector General.

Trustees review strategies to overhaul tuition model, improve scholarship programs
At meetings on the Chillicothe campus, the Board of Trustees reviewed ways in which the university can meet expectations for continued progress on its academic mission while developing approaches to tuition and scholarships that support students and their families.

President McDavis reveals governor's proposed SSI funding formula
President McDavis discusses governor's new funding formula for higher education that rewards institutions based on degree completion.

Highlighting the Green: February 2013 [VIDEO]
Ohio University students, faculty, staff, and alumni are accomplishing remarkable feats every day. Collectively, these achievements are elevating our university's national profile and showing the world what it means to be green.

Feb 11, 2013
College Spotlight: University College
University College is a degree-granting college, offering four associate’s degrees and bachelor’s degrees in specialized studies and criminal justice.

OHIO Alumnus and administrator gives time, talent and treasure to revive 1960s-era scholars program
Greg Lester has given his time and talents to students since he came to Ohio University 10 years ago. As the assistant dean for Advising and Student Services in University College, he supports a range of students, some who are struggling and in need of direction, and some who have realized their potential and are engaged in Ohio University in myriad ways. But now he will also lead the effort to bring back a unique scholars program called the Ohio Fellows Program (OFP), which began in 1964 under OHIO President Vernon Alden.

Lancaster assistant professor creates videos for interactive textbook
Students all over the country will be hearing the voice of Ohio University Lancaster Assistant Professor of Health Technology Debra Smith. That's because Smith recently narrated and produced 27 videos that are an interactive part of the 13th edition of the textbook "Access to Health."

LGBT Center to host 'Dine and Discuss' sessions
Ohio University's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center will be holding several exciting events this spring semester for students and community participants. Events include “Dine and Discuss” sessions.

Word on the Street: Staying healthy [VIDEO]
Fighting the flu? Can't shake a cold? <br />"Word on the Street's" Rachel Bailey stopped by Baker University Center to ask students what they do to stay healthy.

Gwen Ifill to have Q & A session with emeriti
Gwen Ifill is scheduled to speak at 7:30 p.m. to mark the 90th anniversary of journalism education at Ohio University.

Students for Organ Donation to host awareness event on Tuesday
Students for Organ Donation will promote an understanding of organ donation and the importance of the subject with a film screening of "Seven Pounds," starring Will Smith, on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

How computer science reveals the “dark matter” of the human genome
Josh Welch received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to pursue bioinformatics work in graduate school

Polar Plunge successful in supporting Special Olympics Ohio
The sixth annual Polar Bear Plunge raised more than $27,000 for Special Olympics Ohio on Saturday.

Healthier watersheds earn the Voinovich School continued support from American Electric Power
AEP gave $100,000 in 2012 to support graduate students as they engage in interdisciplinary, high-quality, applications-based watershed research that benefits the region. The AEP gift funds graduate stipends and research equipment, supplies and travel costs.

HIV positive speaker shares his inspiring battle with audience
HIV/AIDS specialist David Robertson spoke to an intimate sized crowd in Baker University Center Ballroom on Thursday evening. His talk was part of Ohio University's recognition of National Black HIV/AIDS Day.

College of Business hosts First Sports Management Night
Numerous Ohio University undergraduate Sports Management students gathered in the lobby of the Computer Service Center building on February 4 to hear talks from professors, graduate students, and alumni for the program’s first Sports Management Night. Topics ranged from details on the major sports management organizations to the importance of getting involved in the field while still in college.

Feb 13, 2013
Repair work underway on historic covered bridge at Ohio University Lancaster
Repair work is underway on the historic John Bright Number 2 Covered Bridge at Ohio University Lancaster. The bridge was damaged in an arson Jan. 15.

New sustainability leadership program is recruiting faculty, staff and students
Sustainable Ohio University Leaders (SOUL) is dedicated to furthering the implementation efforts of the University's Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan.

Schuneman Symposium to focus on journalistic excellence
Ohio University's fifth annual Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media will take place Feb. 25-26. Featuring award-winning journalists, the symposium will focus on stories of how and why journalism excellence still matters despite public confidence that ranks the profession below Congress.

Student Expo participants reflect on value of experience
Registration for 2013 event closes Sunday, Feb. 24

4th Annual Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile
The Student Alumni Board and Phi Kappa Psi will host the 4th Annual Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile on Saturday, Feb 23. The event gives students the chance to take clothes off their backs and give them to those in need by running down Court Street “nearly naked” for a worthy cause. The event collects clothing for donations to local shelters, organizations and families in need. More than 1,000 pounds of clothing were collected in 2011.

Branding OHIO with a purposeful strategy
Since 2007, Ohio University has been engaged in harnessing efforts to better position its brand among its most important audiences. Now, OHIO is repositioning the brand in order to communicate more clearly about the University.

Alumnus gives back, establishes three scholarships
Columbus architect George Kontogiannis contributed $45,000 to The Ohio University Foundation to establish three scholarship endowments in three different Ohio University colleges. With his gift, Kontogiannis established: The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education Scholarship in Honor of Margaret Koren; The William A. Goolie Memorial Scholarship in the College of Fine Arts; and the George J. Kontogiannis Osteopathic Medicine Scholarship.

Science Cafe discussion to combat Chagas Disease
Biomedical science professor Mario Grijalva will discuss Chagas disease during Wednesday's Science Café discussion titled "Combating Tropical Disease through Social Development."

Williford and Wadley take on new roles in Institutional Research
Michael Williford will lead the university's accreditation work during the upcoming reaffirmation process. As a result, Joni Wadley will serve as interim director of the Office of Institutional Research.

Reviving Margaret Boyd's memories: Celebrating Founders Day exhibit
As the first female graduate of Ohio University, the Libraries’ staff created an identity for Margaret Boyd through social media by sharing her daily musings from 1873. In celebration Founders Day, her diary will be displayed in Alden Library on Feb. 18.

Visitors from Iwate Prefectural University in Japan will discuss tsunami volunteer project
Keiko Chiba and Harumi Ogawa from Iwate Prefectural University (IPU) in northeast Japan will visit Ohio University to discuss tsunami volunteerism and to deepen the relationship between the two universities.

Spring Career and Internship Fair is Feb. 19
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the Career and Leadership Development Center will host the biannual employment fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

“Like” what you see on Compass?
If you like what you’re reading in Compass, you now can “like” it on Facebook, among other social media. All Compass articles now also include a “share” button for readers to post articles on LinkedIn, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networking sites.

Voicemail tip: How to use the Personal Operator feature
Ohio University’s voicemail includes a feature that lets callers transfer to an operator by pressing zero. By default, this rings the university’s main switchboard, 3-1000.

Senior wins Culinary Services' Student of the Year Award
Jesse Adams, Centralized Student Employment Hiring Coordinator, has been recognized as the recipient of Ohio University Culinary Services’ 2012 Student Employee of the Year award.

Feb 14, 2013
OUPD to offer active-shooter response training
In the wake of tragedies such as the shootings at Sandy Hook, Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University, active-shooter response training has been gaining significant interest throughout the country. This month, OUPD will offer public sessions of such training for the first time.

Ringing in the Year of the Snake
Hundreds of Ohio University students, staff and Athens residents filled Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium on February 10 to celebrate the Year of the Snake at the Chinese New Year Gala. The Chinese Student Scholars Association, an organization representing nearly 1,000 Chinese students on Ohio University’s campus, put together the festivities.

Brown Bag seminar on emergency preparedness is Feb. 20
Everyone is invited to attend a Brown Bag seminar on emergency preparedness at noon, Wednesday, Feb. 20, in Baker University Center 240.

A closer look at Sibs Weekend [PICTURES]
Sibs Weekend encourages students to invite their siblings to campus and experience what the college life has to offer. The annual weekend is always packed with fun events for all.

Feb 15, 2013
Tobacco-free Task Force conducting tobacco survey and open forums
The Ohio University Tobacco-free Task Force announces an online tobacco survey available for faculty, staff, and students.

Journalist Andy Alexander to serve as undergraduate commencement speaker
Ohio University today announced award-winning journalist Andrew "Andy" Alexander will serve as the 2013 undergraduate commencement speaker. A 1972 OHIO alumnus, he serves as the Scripps Howard Distinguished Visiting Professional in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Lynn Johnson Collection expands the Ohio University Libraries’ Special Collections
For nearly four decades, Lynn Johnson has been globe-trotting as a photojournalist, compiling a collection of images that has the power to evoke emotion in her audiences. Through her photographs, Johnson captures what every person shares in life in order to remind her audiences that they, too, are human.

Campus to see influx of visitors for OHIO Up Close
OHIO Up Close is a series of special visitation programs hosted for admitted students and their families to get a more in-depth feel for OHIO's campus and outstanding academics.

Black author Daryl Davis explores mindset of KKK members
Author Daryl Davis will describe his journey into the mindset of the Ku Klux Klan at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 as part of the Black History Month celebration.

Feb 18, 2013
Irma Voigt: A woman of vision and integrity
The first day Irma Voigt arrived on campus in September 1913, she went to then-University President Alston Ellis and asked for instructions to begin her job. In her journal, Voigt wrote that Ellis responded that he did “not know what a Dean of Women [was] for, or why Ohio University had to have one” and he expected that Voigt did not “know what a Dean of Women’s duties are any more than [he did], so the sooner [she] find out, the better.”

View the President's 2012 Annual Report
The Ohio University President's Annual Report highlights some of the many accomplishments of its students, faculty, staff and alumni. You are invited to read it here.

Physicist David Drabold aims to improve efficiency in electronics
Physicist David Drabold is looking for ways to make computer memory faster, and thinks that silver could be the key to speed. The Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Physics and his research team propose adding small amounts of silver to improve non-volatile “phase change” flash memory, which allows electronic devices to store information even when powered off.

Giving the gift of knowledge
Standing patiently behind the reference desk on the second floor of Alden Library, Lorraine Wochna awaits questions from a multitude of Ohio University students regarding research. This is her comfort zone; this is where she shines. Wochna’s passion for providing University Library resources and thereby an enriching learning experience for OHIO students is based on her love for education, research and the arts.

University publishes graduates, dean’s lists on new website
Ohio University is recognizing the academic achievements of its students by publishing the 2012 fall semester graduate and dean’s lists on a new website, the Student Lists Graduate/Dean’s List Search System.

University students make anti-bullying campaign video
Reach Out for Friendship is an anti-bullying campaign initiated by five Ohio University students meant to inform and educate kids and teens the effects of bullying and encourage friendship.

W. Mulberry St. closure possible Tuesday morning
The City of Athens has announced that Columbia Gas will be performing gas line work on W. Mulberry St. on Tuesday, Feb. 19. This may result in a brief road closure during the midmorning hours (9 a.m.–noon). The work is expected to be completed in one day. W. Mulberry St. runs from Richland Avenue to South Court Street behind Bentley Annex.

Get to Know a Bobcat: Softball pitcher Lauren McClary
Lauren McClary, a sophomore pitcher from Pasadena, Texas, set six records as a freshman last year.

Feb 19, 2013
Coming Soon: Ohio University Online History Project
Conceived in 2012, “Ohio University: An Online History,” will be a multimedia Web site presenting the University’s rich history to initiate freshmen into their first phase of college.

New enrichment program aims to empower OHIO women
Margaret Boyd’s pioneering spirit and perseverance in a male-dominated environment is being honored with the founding of OHIO’s first women’s scholars program. The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program will select 20 first-year OHIO women of all majors for academic enrichment and leadership development throughout their undergraduate careers.

Professor to discuss black comic book superheroes on Thursday
Kennedy Museum of Art is hosting a lecture by Michael Gillespie, assistant professor of film, titled "Black Comic Book Superheroes" at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21.

Lancaster campus athletic director to be honored at Celebration of Possibilities
The Lancaster campus Athletic Director Jeff Whitehead will be honored during this year's Fairfield County Development Disabilities Celebration of Possibilities. He was selected for this year's Commitment Award.

Applying Special Collections to the Classroom: The Wikipedia Project
In fall 2011, Matthew Vetter was in search of an unconventional writing assignment for his writing and rhetoric class. He contacted Sara Harrington, head of arts and archives for University Libraries, to collaboratively create a project that asked students to author Wikipedia articles like one that was written about Ohio alumnus and former professional baseball player George Kahler.

Feb 20, 2013
Indonesian Night celebrates Southeast Asian culture
Baker Center Ballroom was packed on February 15 for Ohio University’s sixth annual Persatuan Mahasiswa Indonesian Amerika Serikat (PERMIAS) Indonesian Night.

Glut of spring events to cause parking restrictions
Due to the semester calendar, a number of events that were traditionally held in May are moving to March and April. Many of these events will have an effect on Athens campus parking. As a result, members of the university community are likely to experience parking restrictions and lot closures in March and April.

LASIK eye surgery pioneers honored with world's top bioengineering honor
The National Academy of Engineering and Ohio University awarded three pioneers in laser surgery the 2013 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize on Tuesday evening at a National Engineers Week gala in Washington, D.C.

Synchronized Skating Team enjoys success after three-year hiatus
The Ohio University Synchronized Skating team has re-emerged as a club sport after a three-year hiatus, and has glided to success at many exhibitions in the last semester.

Brother and sister Bobcats establish scholarship for siblings who come to OHIO
Younger siblings sometimes follow in their older sibling’s footsteps and become students at Ohio University. They share their experiences together as Bobcats on campus and for the rest of their lives. TJ and Liz Simonik, both recent OHIO graduates, established the Simonik Sibling Scholarship “to assist and reward families when students follow in the footsteps of their siblings onto the campus of Ohio University.” Even though they only shared one year on campus together—TJ’s senior year and Liz’s freshman year—they made the most out of it every Sunday while dining at Jefferson Hall for brunch.

Feb 21, 2013
Chillicothe programs allow high schoolers to get a jump on college
Ohio University-Chillicothe is involved in two programs that allow area students to gain college credit and experience while they are still enrolled in high school.

Lancaster campus speaker to discuss how Lincoln assassination impacted black Civil War soldiers
Leonne Hudson, a Civil War historian, will talk about how black soldiers reacted to the assassination of President Lincoln on Feb. 28 at the Lancaster campus.

OUPD to reprise training on active-shooter response tactics
The Ohio University Police Department will offer a repeat presentation next week on ways individuals can protect themselves and others from an active shooter.

The Winter 2013 issue of Ohio Today Online is now available
In this issue, you’ll meet some Bobcats who may not wear a team jersey but still fill key positions: as athletic trainers in the NFL and in college and high school sports. You'll also view never-before-seen photos of President Obama’s historic visit to the Athens campus before the November 2012 elections.

Professor Michele Morrone to host fracking discussion on Wednesday
Michele Morrone, an Ohio University professor of environmental sciences, will discuss hydraulic fracking at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Would I survive? A student's view of OUPD shooter session
Walking into the Baker Center Theater, I had no idea what to expect for the coming two hours. Three police officers stood at the front of the room in full uniform, watching the audience filter in. A PowerPoint presentation lit up the theater screen in red and black font with the word “POLICE” in all capital letters across the bottom. The scene was intimidating at first, but as I waited for the presentation to begin, I remembered that the police officers’ job is to save lives. If they can protect us, sharing a fraction of their knowledge could only be beneficial.

The Bacteria Battle: Erin Murphy uncovers the genetic mechanisms behind a deadly disease
Ohio University bacteriologist Erin Murphy has spent the past decade studying the deadly bacterium Shigella, which causes an acute diarrheal illness known as shigellosis. The disease kills more than a million people worldwide each year.

Feb 22, 2013
This instructor’s lessons on alternative communication come through loud and clear
Noah Trembly has cerebral palsy. He uses a power wheelchair for mobility and a computerized synthesizer that helps him communicate. He is taking part in a unique project that is helping Ohio University students to better understand alternative modes of communication.

Newest Foundation Board trustees visit campus March 1-2
The Ohio University Foundation Board’s newest trustees will be in Athens March 1-2 to attend the regularly scheduled Foundation Board meeting. Foundation Board trustees are chosen based on their strong ties to Ohio University, a demonstrated ability to give and raise funds for the University, and their commitment to the University through involvement with a school, campus or program. Ohio University Foundation Board members are highly valued in their profession and/or community.

Feb 25, 2013
The College of Fine Arts
The College of Fine Arts is highly selective: Fewer than 200 new undergraduate students and 90 graduate students are admitted each fall. Yet the college has a profound influence on campus life and the community through music, dance, and theater performances, as well as film screenings, art exhibits, and lectures on the interdisciplinary arts. The college’s faculty and alumni have had a similar impact on their fields, both behind the scenes and right out front.

Film festival featuring people with developmental disabilities to be held at Lancaster campus
The Ohio University Lancaster Cultural Events Committee and Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities are proud to host the 2013 Sprout Touring Film Festival on March 13. The festival features short films by and about people with developmental disabilities.

OHIO's RecycleMania efforts dominate MAC
After three weeks of the RecycleMania 2013 contest, OHIO is sweeping the Mid-American Conference competition away. The Athens campus is vying for the lead spot among MAC schools, especially in per capita recycling and overall tonnage recovered.

University of Nicaragua memorandum of understanding
A delegation from Nicaragua’s Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería (National University of Engineering, UNI) visited Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology last week to discuss ways to partner on education and research.

Campus Involvement Center offers students alternative spring break option
The Ohio University Campus Involvement Center is partnering with Rural Action and United Campus Ministry to offer an alternative spring break trip to students, March 6-9. Students will have the chance to spend spring break engaged in community service projects.

Students grasp importance of giving back at Walk for the Homeless
For one group of students, the Walk for the Homeless was not only an opportunity to give back to the community, but also a chance to further their classroom education.

Your OHIO Film Festival deadline is March 15
University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is accepting entries in the Your OHIO Film Festival, a video celebration of the OHIO spirit. Anyone may submit a video. The new deadline to enter is March 15.

Be smart, be safe for spring break
Spring Break should be fun and enjoyable, but it is also a time when students can be vulnerable. Here are a few tips to help plan a safe trip and reduce the chance of becoming a victim of crime:

Black History Month speaker says communication helped him understand the KKK
Daryl Davis, an African-American musician and author, spoke to an audience of more than one hundred people about his unique experiences with the Ku Klux Klan in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Thursday.

OHIO students bare it all for charity
On Saturday, Court Street was the site of bright-painted faces and bright-colored sports bras during the fourth annual Bare on the Bricks fundraiser. About 75 bags of clothing and $2,500 were donated.

Hockey alumni and current players team up against cancer
Ohio Bobcats Hockey alumni took the ice at Bird Arena once again last weekend—this time for some friendly competition and a good cause. The alumni combined to form the American Cancer Society Ice Ghosts team that played against the current Ohio Bobcats Hockey team in the second annual Hockey Alumni Weekend on Friday, Feb. 22, and Saturday, Feb 23. Together, the teams raised over $8,500 for cancer research.

Word on the Street: Sibs Weekend [VIDEO]
Rachel Bailey asks Ohio University students what makes Sibs Weekend special in this edition of "Word on the Street."

New Graduate Writing and Research Center offers student services
On Jan. 21, the Graduate Writing and Research Center opened its doors to graduate and undergraduate students in need of writing and research help.

Feb 26, 2013
Second Life: Citizens, scholars seek new uses for a former government energy plant
When the federal government decided to cease operations at a massive facility that supplied enriched uranium to the nuclear weapons and energy industry, it was left with a dilemma: What should it do with the 3,777-acre site that once provided more than 20,000 jobs to residents of rural southern Ohio during the height of the Cold War? It turned to the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs for assistance.

OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference offers “something for everyone”
On March 14, 2013, Women in Philanthropy (WIP) of Ohio University will host their fourth biennial OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference at Baker University Center. Open to all members of the Athens and University communities, this full-day conference will feature a number of interesting sessions and events, from a display of historical fashion items from the Mary C. Doxsee Historic Clothing and Textile Collection presented by doctoral student Trina Gannon, to a “Power of the Purse” silent auction, “there will truly be something for everyone,” said Dorothy Schey, director of development for OHIO’s Division of Advancement.

College of Fine Arts fund brings visiting artists and scholars to campus
Success in the fine arts requires talent, skill, inspiration, creativity and, most importantly, education. Artists need to learn from one another on a regular basis and share their knowledge to improve and grow. Students in the College of Fine Arts get that experience not only from faculty, but also working professionals through the Visiting Artists Program.

Water pressure being gradually restored
As of 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, the City of Athens has completed its water main line repairs and is gradually bringing service back online.

Boil order issued for Athens campus
The City of Athens has issued a boil order that includes all of the Ohio University Athens campus with the exception of the Ridges. This boil order expires at 10 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 27.

Feb 27, 2013
Ebony Bobcat Network theater event benefits OHIO’s Urban Scholars
Nearly 90 Cleveland-area Ohio University alumni attended an “Afternoon at the Theatre” at Cleveland’s Playhouse Square on Sunday, Feb. 17. The special event featured a performance of The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith – a musical set in 1937 during Smith’s final performance. The event was developed by Cleveland-area residents Connie Lawson-Davis and LaWanna McKinley White to benefit the Urban Scholars Program.

“Power of the Purse” silent auction offers unique way to give back
Amid many other interesting events during the March 14 OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference, one activity will offer a fun and fashionable way to give back. “The Power of the Purse” silent auction will feature more than 50 themed purses, ranging from designer handbags and vacation package bags to handcrafted items, clutches and coin purses. Each purse will contain accessories and other goodies that compliment the bag’s theme. The purses will vary greatly to fit the desires of any conference attendee, on any budget.

Professor's book examines unmanned aerial vehicless in a surveillance society
Ohio University Professor John Gilliom and co-author Torin Monahan of the University of North Carolina take a close look at the surveillance society in their new book, "SuperVision: an Introduction to the Surveillance Society."

Schuneman honored with induction into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
R. Smith “Smitty” Schuneman, an accomplished Ohio University alumnus and the benefactor of a $495,000 gift to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, was inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame.

Science Café will explore art and science relationship
In his March 20 Science Café discussion titled, "Fluid Potential: Why Scientists and Artists Should Get Together," Associate Professor of Painting and Drawing John Sabraw will argue that the two are a perfect match.

10th annual Charlotte alumni event links students with alumni for professional development and career networking
The Ohio University Alumni Association’s (OUAA) Greater Charlotte, N.C., Chapter Network hosted its 10th annual Charlotte Networking Week Feb. 21-23, 2013. The three-day event connected 43 current OHIO students with 80 OHIO alumni who provided professional shadowing opportunities, employer site visits, panel discussions, networking sessions and a “Living in Charlotte” tour.