Compass Archives

Feb 1, 2016
Ohio University College of Business faculty to live Tweet advertising campaign reactions during Super Bowl
One of the largest sporting events and business opportunities of the year--the Super Bowl--is less than a week away. And audiences are increasingly consuming media during, rather than after, events. Take the Ellen DeGeneres selfie that went viral at last year’s Academy Awards broadcast, for example.

Meet the Professor: Alexa Fox
Outdoor enthusiast + marketing guru + research enthusiast<br />

Innovation Strategy planning grant awarded to entrepreneurship student project
Universities across the country are creating spaces for student innovation and entrepreneurial collaboration—including Ohio University, if student entrepreneurs have anything to say about it

Ohio University Honorary Degree nominations now being accepted
President McDavis asks for nominations for Honorary Degree nominations on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee.

Alexander Middle School aces Russ College-hosted regional math competition
A team of four students from Athens County’s Alexander Middle School took home the first-place team trophy with a perfect score Saturday in the regional MATHCOUNTS competition.

Russ College students set to unveil innovative online project to streamline sublease searches
After a year of work beyond the classroom, two Russ College of Engineering and Technology students are preparing to launch their entrepreneurial project “Sublit."

Heritage College researchers on quest for Antarctic dinos and other animals
This month a team of international researchers, including an anatomy expert from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will journey to Antarctica to search for evidence that the now-frozen continent may have been the starting point for some important species that roam the Earth today. The expedition is part of the Antarctic Peninsula Paleontology Project, or AP3, a research initiative funded by the National Science Foundation.

Law, Justice and Culture panel examines immigration and civil rights
On Jan. 19, the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice and Culture hosted the Immigration, Refugees, and American Policy Panel Discussion in Porter Hall.

First #SayHerName event draws a big crowd
#SayHerName is a movement that aims to shed light on black women’s experiences of police violence in an effort to support a gender-inclusive approach to racial justice that centers on all black lives equally.

Feb 2, 2016
Carvel Simmons to deliver Black History Month talk at Chillicothe
Pioneering business professional to share insights

Award nominations are now open for OHIO’s 2016 Earth Day Celebration
Nominate someone in your life who is an advocate for sustainability. Award nominations are now open! Award recipients will be announced at Ohio University’s Earth Day Celebration on April 20, 2016.

Graduate student conference on 'Perfecting Pedagogical Practices,' Feb. 12
Graduate students from English, Philosophy, and Education are hosting the first annual Graduate Student Pedagogy Conference, "Perfecting Pedagogical Practices," on Friday, Feb. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319.

OHIO to host East Asian Music Concert on Feb. 7
Ohio University will celebrate the Lunar New Year with an East Asian Music Concert by Youmee Kim's Studio and Friends at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, in the Glidden Recital Hall.

VisCom dedicates first gallery exhibition to Kyra Willner
The School of Visual Communication’s new gallery space in the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication opened on Jan. 30 to showcase a collection of photographs by Kyra Willner, a senior studying commercial photography who passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 in a motor vehicle accident in New Mexico.

Alum finds inspiration and puts skills to work in Turkey
The cries of a street vendor, riding through the early morning street on a bicycle cart, peddling a Turkish bread ring covered in sesame seeds, mingled with the early morning call to prayer from a nearby mosque frequently serves as Lydia Deakin’s wake-up alarm.

Political science student works with 'most forgotten citizens'
Philip Moncla, a senior studying Political Science and pursuing a Law, Justice & Culture certificate, spent his summer working for the Southeast Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS), an organization that provides legal counsel and services to low income people living in Ohio.

CLJC and economics alum ¦ Minichello practices civil litigation in Chicago
Ohio University alum Dennis Minichello is currently a shareholder in the Chicago law firm of Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C.

Contemporary History ¦ Russia and the Eastern Front, Feb. 4
On Thursday, Feb. 4 at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 242, Professor David R. Stone presents a talk on "Russia and the Eastern Front, 1914-1917" as part of the Contemporary History Institute lecture series.

International collaborators study nuclear density at accelerator
This past week, physicists from the University of Oslo (Norway), Michigan State University, Central Michigan University, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory met with OHIO research personnel and graduate students at the Edwards Accelerator Lab to conduct experiments to observe nuclear reaction pathways for making heavier elements.

Feb 3, 2016
Freedom Rider shares her experiences as part of Southern Campus’ MLK celebration
Ohio University Southern held its 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration on Jan. 28.

Southern Campus opens lactation room for mothers, makes other family-friendly changes
Ohio University Southern recently opened a new, dedicated lactation room and added baby-changing stations to some of its men's restrooms in an effort to make the campus more family-friendly.

OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects and engages alumni in presidential election discussion
Around 60 Ohio University alumni attended a Washington Policy Forum kickoff event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Capitol Visitor’s Center. Organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the forums, held quarterly, aim to reconnect alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University. 

EPA recognizes Ohio University among nation’s leading green power users
Ohio University appears as No. 14 on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA's) Top 30 College & University list of the largest green power users from the Green Power Partnership.

Black Press conversation is Feb. 8
Ohio University will host "A Conversation: The Black Press," at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8 in Schoonover 145. The event is designed to spark an open discussion about the past, current and future role of the alternative press in America.

Lancaster publishes book on vaulting in Roman architecture
Dr. Lynne Lancaster, Professor of Classics & World Religions, published a book on Innovative Vaulting in Architecture of the Roman Empire, 1st to 4th Centuries CE.

Feb 4, 2016
Meet Carol Davis the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Carol Davis, the January Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Alex Cross, animals and the mountains and avoids the Kardashians.

Ohio University Game Developer Association competes in 48-hour Global Game Jam
People from across the world participated in the Global Game Jam, an event where Global Game Jam Inc. encourages people to create video or non-digital games in two short days. This is the second 48-hour Global Game Jam that OUGDA has participated in.

Ohio University Police Department to host Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony Feb. 8
The Ohio University community is invited to attend the third annual Ohio University Police Department Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony on Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Football adds 25 recruits as part Of National Signing Day
As a part of National Signing Day, head football coach Frank Solich announced the addition of 25 student-athletes that will join the Bobcats. The class includes 22 freshman, one redshirt-junior and two redshirt-seniors.

Meet the OUPD Officer: Ofc. Michael Harlow
Meet the Officer is an opportunity for the OHIO community to get to know new Ohio University Police Department officers. In this edition, we learn about OUPD’s newest officer, Ofc. Michael Harlow.

Journalist Darrell Dawsey to deliver Black History Month talk Feb. 11
Darrell Dawsey, a veteran journalist and multimedia content creator, will deliver the Black History Month keynote talk at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ancient wildebeest-like animal shared “bizarre” feature with dinosaur
Researchers have discovered that some little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like nasal passage similar only to the nasal crests of lambeosaurine hadrosaur dinosaurs.

Ohio University Human Resources to host cardiac health Lunch & Learn Feb. 11
Ohio University Human Resources will host a Lunch & Learn session from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Room 240 on the topic of cardiac health. The Lunch & Learn is co-hosted by IMPACT Solutions.

Upcoming event to celebrate notable OHIO alumna’s book release
In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the campus and community are invited to a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Ridges, Building 21, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen.

Feb 5, 2016
Zanesville Campus nursing students celebrate American Heart Month with free screenings
Students enrolled in Ohio University Zanesville’s nursing program will be providing free health screenings on Feb. 10 in honor of American Heart Month.

Survey results for 2016 Homecoming theme, logo competition now open
This fall, Homecoming will celebrate Ohio University for the home it has been for many generations of Bobcats. Between twitter and the online survey sent to alumni, faculty, staff and students, 2,236 votes were collected to decide this year’s theme; “All Roads Lead Home.”

Center for Entrepreneurship hosts Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Luncheon with 2015 Konneker Medal recipients
Reserve your spot immediately for the luncheon panel discussion on commercialization and entrepreneurship featuring the 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship recipients, Winston Breeden III and Joe Jachinowski, at 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in Baker University Center 242.

Journalism student Bianca Hillier wins Scripps Howard Foundation collegiate reporting prize trip to Japan
The Scripps Howard Foundation awarded a nine‐day journalism study trip to Japan to nine college journalists, winners of its annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition. Ohio University student, Bianca Hillier, a junior studying broadcast journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism with a specialization in diversity studies, was selected as one of the winners.

Division of Dance to host Winter Dance Concert Feb. 19-20
The Dance Division presents The Winter Dance Concert, at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 19-20 in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Libraries to host memorial for administrator Anita Grant
Ohio University Libraries will host a memorial service for electronic acquisitions librarian Anita Grant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Galbreath Chapel.

Feb 8, 2016
Ohio University Eastern schedules College Credit Plus Information Nights
Students currently in grades 6-11 and their parents are invited to attend College Credit Plus Information Nights at the Ohio University Eastern Campus on Thursday, Feb. 18, and Monday, Feb. 29.

Off-Campus Housing Fair to feature landlords, rental companies, on-campus and community resources
Designed to equip students with all the information and resources they need to transition to living off the Athens Campus, Ohio University's Office of Community Engagement will host an Off-Campus Housing Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10, in the third-floor atrium of Baker University Center.

Wealth and Poverty Week to explore causes and implications of inequality
Ohio University's College of Arts and Sciences will host its spring semester Wealth and Poverty Week Feb. 10-18. The week will focus on the theme of “Society and Inequality” and will feature presentations from Ohio University faculty, as well as a local business owner.

Aquatic Center to host ‘Love Boat Valentine’s Cruise’
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation Department invites all Bobcats and members of the local community to its “Love Boat Valentine’s Cruise," which will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Aquatic Center.

Annual Polar Plunge fundraiser at Lake Snowden is Feb. 13
On Saturday, Feb. 13, Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity will host its annual lake jump at Lake Snowden in Albany, Ohio, to raise money for Special Olympics Ohio.

George Washington Forum presents 'Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces & Moral Panics,' Feb. 16
The George Washington Forum presents "Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces & Moral Panics," on Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Galbreath Chapel.

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Sharon Van Etten to visit OHIO February 19
The Scripps College of Communication in partnership with the School of Media Arts & Studies and OU WIMI (Women in Music Industry) will host critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Sharon Van Etten on Friday, Feb. 19 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon in Glidden Music Hall. Van Etten will visit Ohio University as a part of the Scripps Visiting Artist Series, sitting down for an onstage and live-streaming interview about her widely-heralded career.

MDIA students go all out for 14th annual 48-hour Shootout competition
Beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, the captains of each shootout team gathered in a Baker Center conference room to throw darts, exchange Valentine’s Day cards and toss ping-pong balls into cups of water. Each of these activities determined a prop, theme and line of dialogue students had to incorporate into their film.

Feb 9, 2016
“Flat Webster” travels the world, connects HTC alumni
From riding on a motorcycle taxi in Cotonou, Benin to teaching anatomy at Brown University, Dean of the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) Jeremy Webster tagged along with HTC alumni for many adventures and professional endeavors this year.

WOUB to host afternoon tea inspired by ‘Downton Abbey’
WOUB Public Media is hosting an afternoon tea inspired by Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey” from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 6, in Ohio University’s Baker University Center. The event will include a fashion program and a screening of the final “Downton Abbey” episode.

Feb 10, 2016
OHIO mourns death of J. Norman Parmer, first director of Center for International Studies
J. Norman Parmer, inaugural director of Ohio University's Center for International Studies, passed away Jan. 26, 2016. A memorial service will be held Feb. 13 in Athens.

Southern Campus student artists honored following selection for juried exhibition
Four Ohio University Southern student artists were selected to submit six pieces in the annual School of Art + Design Undergraduate Juried Exhibition in Athens.

Innovation Center hires Erin Rennich as client liaison
OHIO alum supports success of regional technology business startups.

Ebony Bobcat Network to feature two plays at 6th Annual Scholarship Theater Fundraiser
The Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) invites all OHIO alumni to join them for an afternoon at the Ensemble Theater in Cleveland Heights, Ohio for the 6th Annual EBN Scholarship Fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 21. This year, EBN and the Ensemble Theater will feature two plays for attendees to select from.

Russell Family Hope Fund to benefit Ohio University Southern therapeutic riding programs
The Scioto Foundation recently announced the establishment of the Russell Family Hope Fund, created by Michael and Kimberly Russell, to benefit the therapeutic riding program at the Ohio University Southern Horse Park.

OHIO student organizations to host ‘Baker Birthday Bash’ event
In honor of Founders Day, Ohio University’s University Program Council, Student Alumni Board, International Student Union, and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board will be hosting “Baker Birthday Bash” from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, in Baker University Center.

Sibs Weekend proves to be a blast for all [PHOTOS]
Ohio University Sibs Weekend was held Feb. 5-7 on the Athens Campus. Check out some of the pictures from the weekend.

Feb 11, 2016
First place Disney Imaginations team includes MDIA student and alumnus
The first place prize went to a four-person team that included Courtney Irby, a senior in the School of Media Arts & Studies studying games and animation, and Media Arts & Studies alumnus Geoffrey Backstrom, BSC ‘15.

Senior lands summer internship at NIH
OHIO senior Lucas Harrison was recently awarded a summer internship with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.

Student organization raising awareness for veterans on campus
A team of students from Scripps Public Relations Student Society of America is working to raise awareness of student veterans on Ohio University’s campus.

Queer Studies Conference call for proposals deadline is Feb. 26
Ohio University’s LGBT Center invites all students to submit presentation proposals for the fourth Annual Queer Studies Conference to be held March 31-April 1.

OHIO Up Close kicks off this President’s Day
Admitted freshman and prospective transfer students alike will have the opportunity to get all their questions answered before making their final college decisions.

Career and Internship Fair for OHIO students, alumni to be held Feb. 16
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will hold its spring semester Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

OUPD badge pinning ceremony honors late officer with Purple Heart Award
President Roderick J. McDavis delivered the keynote address at the third annual Ohio University Police Department Badge Pinning and Employee Recognition Ceremony on Feb. 8 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Immigrant sisters give gift of education through OHIO Match
The Sretenovic Family Scholarship will provide awards to full-time undergraduate students with demonstrated academic merit who are enrolled in or have been accepted for admission at OHIO.

Interdisciplinary Arts alumnus receives Creative Capital Performing Arts Award
School of Interdisciplinary Arts alumnus Brian Harnetty recently received a 2016 Creative Capital grant, a highly competitive award supporting innovative and adventurous artist projects in development.

Zanesville Students hold Poets for Hire Fundraiser for United Way
Zane Traces Literary Journal readers offer unique Valentines Day gift idea

Feb 12, 2016
Carvel Simmons shares insights during talk on Chillicothe Campus
Black History Month talk is inspiring, campus takes steps to help veterans, others in career search

Scripps Innovation Challenge finalists announced
Seven finalist teams were announced today for the 2016 Scripps Innovation Challenge, setting the stage for the teams to compete next month on Pitch Day for $25,000 in prizes.

Outdoor Pursuits to host 17th Annual Rock Stars Climbing Competition
Ohio University's Outdoor Pursuits will be hosting the 17th Annual Rock Stars Climbing Competition from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 20 in the Ping Recreation Center.

Graduate College announces winners of inaugural 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition
Eight Ohio University graduate students showed off their research communication skills Feb. 3.

#BusinessBobcat Buzz podcast episode: What's up in the world of business?
Want to stay up-to-date on business trends? Take 5 minutes to listen to Linsey Sledge, assistant director, Employer Relations, as she talks about today's top three business trends.

Successful entrepreneurs, OHIO alumni inspire students, dole out advice
This year’s two Konneker Medal recipients returned to campus last week to share equal parts inspiration and advice with students from the Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between OHIO’s College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

#BusinessBobcats and La Universidad Americana partner with local Nicaraguan businesses
23 #BusinessBobcats. 20 Nicaraguan students. 15 days. 8 local businesses. Many challenges, many more success stories.

10 things everyone can learn from the @OhioUBusiness Super Bowl live tweet
Think Super Bowl commercials are solely for entertainment? Think again. Sunday night, #BusinessBobcat professors Alexa Fox (-AF), ColinGabler (-CG), and Dan Dahlen tweeted their reactions to #SB50 commercials. Here’swhat they found:

Two OHIO alumni receive Konneker Medal for product development and cancer therapy innovations
Winston Breeden III and Joseph Jachinowski were recognized for their accomplishments at the Ohio University Inventors Dinner on Feb. 10.

Feb 15, 2016
OHIO faculty, staff to show off talents at annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant
Seven Ohio University faculty and staff members will compete in Alpha Phi Omega's seventh annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant, which will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

All OHIO students called upon to participate in first-ever ‘Unity Walk’ event
Ohio University’s International Student Union is sponsoring “Unity Walk – Celebrating Our Future as Bobcats” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18.

Meet Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte
Compass sat down with Distinguished Professor Gerardine Botte to learn more about her academic career and research and why she chooses to call Ohio University home.

Campus Climate Task Report announces Implementation Teams
Ohio University's Campus Climate Task Force announces the individuals who will serve on Implementation Teams.

Founding of OHIO’s seven-college system highlighted in Alden Library Founders Day Exhibit
In recognition of the pivotal role the seven-college system has played in Ohio University’s history and to commemorate this year’s Founders Day, a special exhibit is now on display on the fifth floor of Alden Library.

Polar Plunge participants were “Freezin’ for a Reason” to benefit Special Olympics Ohio
Nearly 115 participants dove into the frigid waters of Lake Snowden on Saturday clad in fun, bright – yet seasonally inappropriate – costumes. Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity hosted the ninth annual Polar Plunge event, which is one of several across the state that raise money for Special Olympics Ohio.

Darrell Dawsey discusses state of black America during Black History Month talk
Veteran journalist Darrell Dawsey discussed some of the most pressing issues facing black Americans during his Black History Month talk on Feb. 11.

Authors bring higher ed and healthcare hot topics to campus
The College of Health Sciences and Professions is bringing two noted authors to campus in February and March to discuss higher education and healthcare issues and solutions.

Alumnus playwright shortlisted for Kennedy Prize
Theater Division alumnus Qui Nguyen made the 2016 shortlist for the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, recognizing his 2015 play “Vietgone.”

Feb 17, 2016
Registration for 2016 Student Expo to close Feb. 28
Event seeks faculty and staff judges.

Historian Brian Schoen to discuss “The U.S. Civil War and Global Crisis: Then and Now” at Feb. 24 Café Conversation
Ohio University faculty member examines the impact of globalization during the 19th century and today.

Cruise into this years On The Green Weekend
On Saturday, May 21, the Cruise-In at the Convo will be flashing hot rods and classic cars as a new feature of the annual spring Homecoming celebration, On The Green Weekend.

VisCom student featured on ‘The Today Show’ for photography project
Kaitlin Hatton, a junior studying commercial photography in the School of Visual Communication, recently appeared on “The Today Show” to explain the Delta Gamma sorority photo series she created to combat stereotypes.

OU-C faculty member Donna Burgraff publishes article
Article outlines opportunities for more creativity in classroom setting

University Human Resources issues reminder about winter weather emergency procedures
Chief Human Resource Officer Colleen Bendl provides a reminder about the University's policy on emergency closing.

Notice regarding employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) compliance
University Human Resources issues a reminder about the importance of compliance regarding employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) compliance for all University employees.

University Human Resources issues reminder about annual evaluations
The following message was sent to Ohio University staff on Wednesday, February 17.

The Chart of Accounts redesign project progresses
The Chart of Accounts redesign project progresses

Training resources available for new Absence Management feature in MPI
On March 1, all OHIO salaried employees paid on a semi-monthly basis will submit work-absence related information electronically in My Personal Information (MPI). Several training resources are available to ensure employees are prepared to use this new feature.

Feb 18, 2016
Dos and Don'ts for home networks
Tips to make sure your home or apartment wifi is properly secured.

Increased bandwidth improves Internet experience
The dreaded Internet "buffering" icon is a rare sight this year, thanks to a major university bandwidth increase.

Ohio University’s Sales Cup announces new sponsor
SalesFuel and the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre from Ohio University recently announced a sponsorship agreement for the Schey Sales Centre’s fifth annual Ohio Sales Cup.

JOUR Capstone Classroom takes classroom creativity to new levels
Students in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism have a new outlet for their creative ideas and classroom assignments, and it comes in the form of classroom walls and windows they can write on.

MPA student combats human trafficking, applies experience from the Voinovich School
Mike Crispen is still working on his master of public administration degree, but he is already applying his knowledge in his career as an Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) captain to develop a campaign against human trafficking.

Kennedy Lecture Series to welcome popular science writer Neil Shubin
Author Neil Shubin will deliver a presentation at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22 in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium as part of Ohio University's Kennedy Lecture Series.

Second-annual BobcaThon raises more than $40,000 for children and families in need
As OHIO Alumni Association Executive Director Jennifer Neubauer finished the countdown to signal the start of the second-annual BobcaThon, more than 180 student dancers jumped to their feet. The dancers, dressed in their team colors from head to toe, shook out their legs, snapped team selfies and prepared to spend the next 12 hours dancing for a cause.

Southern Campus professor chosen as West Virginia American Legion College Professor of the Year
Ohio University Southern Assistant Professor and Campus Liaison for Early Childhood Education Martha Evans was selected as the West Virginia American Legion College Professor of the Year.

Feb. 24 Campus Conversation to offer ‘Speed-Faithing’
“Campus Conversation: Speed-Faithing” will be held Wednesday, Feb. 24, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Ohio University's Baker University Center Ballroom A.

Annual Bob Moran Sports Symposium to be held Feb. 19
Ohio University will host the third annual Bob Moran Sports Symposium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19, in the Schoonover Center Auditorium.

A message from President McDavis in celebration of Founders Day
President Roderick J. McDavis celebrates Founders Day with a message about the birth of the modern Ohio University that took place 80 years ago.

Patton College chair Mijeong Noh recognized for her writing
Mijeong Noh, acting chair of the Human and Consumer Sciences Department in The Patton College of Education, has been recognized for her exemplary article, “Building An Exploratory Model for Part-Time Sales Associates’ Turnover Intentions.”

A message from Culinary Services about Spring Break 2016 Meal Plan prorations
A message from Culinary Services about Spring Break 2016 Meal Plan prorations

Feb 19, 2016
Research Division to host STTR/SBIR grants workshops March 15
The Ohio University Research Division will host two STTR/SBIR grants workshops on Tues., March 15. The workshops will provide an overview of the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) and Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs and tips for writing competitive applications. STTR and SBIR grants are designed to help small businesses turn innovative ideas into market-worthy products.

Libraries partners with BioMed Central
Ohio University Libraries has partnered with BioMed Central to enable researchers to receive a discount fee on all article-processing costs when publishing in any BioMed Central or Springer Open journals.

Feb 22, 2016
More than 900 Bobcats take advantage of CLDC’s Career and Internship Fair
More than 100 potential employers and 925 Ohio University students participated in the Career and Leadership Development Center's spring semester Career and Internship Fair.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Amanda Browning
Graduating senior Amanda Browning shares her wisdom from four years in Athens.<br />

Media Alert: Ohio University’s Sales Cup Announces New Sponsor
Today, SalesFuel and the Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre from Ohio University announced a sponsorship agreement for the Schey Sales Centre’s 5th Annual Ohio Sales Cup. The Ohio Sales Cup, an internal sales competition, determines which teams represent the Schey at the National Collegiate Sales Competition in April.

How the College of Business Exchange Program changed this Business Bobcat’s perspective (and her major)
Ohio University’s College of Business aims to provide students with a transformational learning experience through programs like the College of Business Exchange Program, Global Consulting Program, and other learning experiences where students get to apply what they’ve learned.<br />

Media alert: Management experts available for comments on Employee Appreciation Day
Lack of appreciation is the number one reason Americans leave their job, according to a Gallup poll. As Employee Appreciation Day approaches, College of Business management experts will be available for interviews and comments about why it’s so important. They’ll also and offer tips for how employers can celebrate Employee Appreciation Day on March 4.

Doctoral student awarded 2016 RISE Scholarship
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center has awarded the 2016 RISE Scholarship to Ryan Dunham, a doctoral student in Media Arts and Studies.

Safety reminder in advance of upcoming fest season
Springtime in Athens is around the corner, and Ohio University students will soon be enjoying the warm weather and many annual spring activities, which might include the spring fest season.

Scripps Innovation Challenge finalists excited for Pitch Day
There was joy and celebration recently as seven teams – roughly 24 Ohio University students – were notified that they had made it to the final round of this year’s competition to come up with innovative solutions to media and communication industry challenges.

Candidates for Vice President for Student Affairs to visit Athens Campus
Three candidates for Ohio University's Vice President for Student Affairs will interview on the Athens Campus beginning Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Reflections on #BlackLivesMatter during Black History Month
This month’s author is Winsome Chunnu-Brayda, strategic director for diversity and inclusion and multicultural programs and initiatives.

“First-Gen? Me Too!” will Support OHIO's First-Generation College Students
Allen Student Advising Center will launch awareness campaign in fall 2016 to support Athens Campus first-generation college students

OHIO seeks student Commencement speaker
Graduating seniors are invited to participate in a contest to determine who will address the Class of 2016 during Ohio University's spring Commencement ceremonies.

Students exemplify sales best practices at OHIO Sales Cup
On Saturday, Feb. 20, 15 competitors and 20 judges and corporate partners gathered for the 5th Annual OHIO Sales Cup, sponsored by SalesFuel. It was the largest—and the closest—OHIO Sales Cup yet. Dave Baxter, ’17 won by merely 1/10 of a point.

Entrepreneurs invited to work on new business ideas at Startup Weekend Athens
Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out March 18-20 during Startup Weekend Athens, where the next great business idea could take flight.

Tickets on Sale for Alejandro Escovedo at Ohio University Lancaster
Tickets are available for the Covered Bridge Music Series featuring roots rock stalwart, Alejandro Escovedo. Join us for a sensational evening of music in the newly renovated Wagner Theatre at Ohio University-Lancaster on Saturday, April 30th, 2016.

Feb 23, 2016
MDIA graduate research class designs Ohio BMV survey
The School of Media Arts & Studies has created a partnership with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) to conduct research on customer satisfaction. Dr. Drew McDaniel, director of the School of Media Arts & Studies, has connected his graduate Quantitative Communication Research (MDIA 6020) course with this project.

OHIO club to host Coaching Symposium with ESPN journalist and Golf Tournament
Registration has opened for the Ohio University Coaching Education Club's annual Coaching Symposium on April 2 and its Golf Tournament on April 9.

Registration Opens for Celebrate Women 2016
Online registration is now open for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women 2016. The 10th Annual Conference features Keynote, Dr. M. Jocelyn Elders, 1st African American U. S. Surgeon General, and 20 other prominent speakers on March 18th, 2016.<br />

Plant biology students find 2 species new to island in Bahamas
Environmental & Plant Biology students traveled to San Salvador Island, Bahamas, over winter break to study vegetation and species with Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor. And during their survey they even found two plant species new to the island.

CLJC student Lydia Weiant conducts research in Northern Ireland
Senior Lydia Weiant says her research that was inspired by a study abroad trip to Northern Ireland.

MCB ¦ Kopchick awardee discusses immunology research
Manindra Singh, Ph.D. graduate student in Molecular and Cellular Biology and one of the 2015 winners of the John J. Kopchick Fellowship Award discusses his research.

Malinski honored with resolution by Ohio State Senate
The Senate of the 131st General Assembly of Ohio called last week for Ohio University’s Marvin White Chair and Distinguished Professor, Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, to be acknowledged for his research.

CLJC and history alum prosecutes white collar criminals, sexual assault cases
Ohio University alumnus Elizabeth Pepper is Assistant County Prosecutor for the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office and serves as Chief of the Criminal Division.

Spring Risk Management and Safety newsletter available
This issue addresses golf cart safety, preventing sticks and cuts, why you should wear a lab coat and how to report an accident.

Physicists awarded $520,000 for collaborative materials research
Dr. David Drabold, Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, and two researchers with ties to OHIO have been awarded a three-year $520,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to study and develop new approaches for jointly using experimental and theoretical information for developing models of complex materials.

CLJC offers Northern Ireland legal education program for alumni
The Center for Law, Justice & Culture is hosting a continuing legal education program for lawyers and Ohio University Alumni in Northern Ireland.

A&S TV ¦ What's math got to do with spread of disease?
Dr. Winfried Just, Professor of Mathematics, interacts with students and quotes Tina Turner's "What's Love Got to Do with It" as he demonstrates how math can help stop the spread of diseases.

Wealth & Poverty hosts screening of Navajo Math Circles, March 8
The Wealth & Poverty Theme hosts a free film screening of Navajo Math Circles (directed by George Csicsery) on Tuesday, March 8, from 7-9 p.m. at Athena Cinema.

Feb 24, 2016
Homecoming 2016 dates announced, winning logo design revealed
Homecoming is Oct. 5-8, 2016; and this year’s celebration is all about coming home.

OHIO faculty, staff showcase talents during annual pageant (PHOTOS)
Pure talent, a little silliness and a desire to give to a worthy cause took center stage Feb. 22 as Ohio University faculty and staff overcame their stage fright and braved a room full of spectators to compete in Alpha Phi Omega’s annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant.

Compass emails to take Spring Break hiatus
In observance of Ohio University Spring Break 2016, Feb. 29-March 4, Compass emails will not be distributed that week.

President Roderick J. McDavis receives Dublin Chamber of Commerce 2016 Business Person of the Year Award
The following announcement was released by the Dublin Chamber of Commerce on February 24, 2016.

Alumnus ranked 12th in Business Insider’s ‘30 most creative people in advertising under 30’ list
Alumnus Jeff Scardino, BSJ ’08, was recognized for a number of creative pieces, including a film titled “Dreams Reclaimed” and a personal project, “The Relevant Resume,” which was featured on the “Today Show” after going viral online last summer.

Feb 25, 2016
Innovation Strategy program awards $4 million to four research and teaching initiatives
Ohio University has provided funding for new research and teaching initiatives focused on the shale industry, osteoporosis diagnosis, immersive media and instructional innovation.

Ebony Bobcat Network theater event entertains alumni and friends, benefits OHIO’s Urban Scholars
Over 100 Ohio University alumni and friends gathered in Cleveland Heights to attend Ebony Bobcat Network’s (EBN) 5th annual theatre fundraiser on Sunday, Feb. 21.

Zanesville Campus takes proactive approach to accessibility in online content
Matt Dingo and Audra Hilterbran, instructional technologists in the College of Fine Arts at Ohio University, presented three accessibility workshops for faculty and staff at the Zanesville Campus recently.

Health Sciences Research Symposium to showcase work of OHIO scientists
The second annual interdisciplinary health sciences research symposium will showcase innovate, cutting-edge work from teams of OHIO scientists

Libraries offers plagiarism tutorial
In order to help students gain a well-rounded understanding of plagiarism, Ohio University Libraries has created an interactive plagiarism tutorial that provides an information crash course on everything they need to know about plagiarism.<br />

University Registrar releases report on final grades, examinations for spring semester
The University Registrar has released information regarding final grades and examinations for the spring semester 2015-16.

Feb 26, 2016
Top Three Takeaways from Professor Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu's most recent publication
Professor Sinan Gokkaya and Xi Liu recently had their work "Before an Analyst becomes an Analyst: Does Industry Experience Matter" accepted into an elite finance journal.

Meet the College of Business Professor: Tim Reynolds
Executive-in-Residence and Executive Director of the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership Tim Reynolds is a Bobcat through and through

Business Bobcat Q&A: Denise Scalfano
Find out how Denise's experience in the Student Equity Management Group has been so helpful and why she believes a sandwich from Bagel Street Deli is so versatile.

Information sessions scheduled for 2016 Athens Beautification Day
Ohio University’s Community Service Leadership Council will be holding several information sessions in March about this year's Athens Beautification Day, scheduled for April 17.

Media Alert: Marketing Day to feature keynote speaker John Gainor, president and chief executive officer of International Dairy Queen, Inc.
Ohio University’s College of Business will host its second ever Marketing Day Wed., March 17, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Zika virus and its potential impact on OHIO students, faculty and staff planning to travel abroad
Zika virus and its potential impact on OHIO students, faculty and staff planning to travel abroad

Journalism student gives TEDx Talk on elementary nutrition on Sat., Feb. 27
Cheyenne Buckingham, a junior studying journalism in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, will be speaking at TEDx WorthingtonED in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Absence Management is now available in My Personal Information
Effective March 1, 2016, all salaried employees paid on a semi-monthly basis must perform absence management in My Personal Information (MPI). The new Absence Management function enables employees paid on a salaried, semi-monthly basis to submit work absence-related information electronically in MPI, eliminating the need to complete a paper form for Paid Time Off (PTO).

Spring Break 2016 in Athens
Ohio University's 2016 Spring Break begins for all students on Monday, Feb. 29 with no classes, but the University will remain open. Many OHIO students will be away from Athens enjoying the break with their family and friends. For those who remain on campus, here's some information about what's happening on campus.