Compass Archives

Feb 1, 2018
Ohio University Throwback Series: Ping Center 1996 [VIDEO]
Ping Center opened in January 1996, so this throwback video offers a look back at the building and its visitors from two decades back.

Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) event on Feb. 9
A special event to discuss Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) environments and how they can be expanded at Ohio University will be held on Friday, Feb. 9.

Swimmer Corrin Van Lanen is MAC Swimmer/Diver of the Week
Ohio swim and dive's junior Corrin Van Lanen has been named Mid-American Conference Swimmer/Diver of the week for helping the Bobcats go 1-1 last weekend.

Feb 2, 2018
Employee Badging and Certification Project underway
The Badging and Certification Project will provide on-the-job professional development paths for Ohio University employees through new learning opportunities recorded in Blackboard. The first badges and certificate are expected to be available Summer 2018 with the full program launching during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Student Affairs names Tim Epley Employee of the Semester
The business manager of Event Services, Epley received the division’s highest staff honor, recognizing outstanding professionals who are setting the standard for excellence while creating a supportive environment that enhances personal development and student learning.

OHIO Auxiliaries honors longtime employees during Student Affairs' Semester Kick-off
Ohio University Auxiliaries recognized classified bargaining unit employees who completed five, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service at OHIO in 2017.

CLDC administrator co-authors chapter in soon-to-be released Jossey-Bass publication
Imants Jaunarajs, assistant dean of students for the Career and Leadership Development Center, has co-authored a chapter in "New Directions for Student Leadership: Leadership Development for Career Readiness in University Settings."

OHIO's executive director of Housing, Residence Life selected to facilitate sessions at institute
Pete Trentacoste has been selected as a Mid-Level Institute faculty for the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers.

Margaret Boyd connection enables meaningful post-grad internship, working with victims of sex trafficking
Emily Quinn departed the Commencement stage and headed straight for Eden House, a New Orleans-based recovery home for female victims of human trafficking where she worked with Susanne Deitzel, former director of OHIO’s Women’s Center and current director of Eden House.

Donning the White Coat
“Nursing is a profession that requires knowledge and skill but it is also a profession of caring and compassion. It is a profession but it is also an art.” — Associate Director for BSN Operations, Patty Snider

Campus Recreation to celebrate Valentine’s Day with ‘Cardio with Cupid’
OHIO’s Department of Campus Recreation will be hosting a Valentine’s Day-themed cardio group fitness event, dubbed “Cardio with Cupid,” from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, in the Ping Recreation Center’s Group Fitness Room.

CLDC to host spring Career and Internship Fair along with new Bobcat Breakfast
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) will host its spring Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 14 in the Baker University Center Ballroom. The day will kick off with a new Bobcat Breakfast from 8 until 9:30 a.m. in Baker University Center's 1804 Lounge.

Parking Services provides preliminary guidance to faculty, staff ahead of lot 83, 84 closure
Ohio University faculty and staff who currently park in lots 83 (Clippinger Research Annex) and 84 (near Clippinger Hall) will notice a change in August 2018, as these lots will permanently close to make room for construction as part of OHIO’s Comprehensive Master Plan.

Human Resources provides health insurance information related to filing income tax returns
Each year the university provides employees with W2 tax forms for use in filing their tax return. Under the Affordable Care Act, the university must also provide form 1095C to certain employees to assist them with answering health care related questions when filing tax returns. 

Procure to Pay Travel Workgroup needs your feedback
The Procure to Pay (P2P) Travel Work Group would like to hear about your experiences with travel through our provider, Altour, as part of our examination of travel at Ohio University.

Southern Campus, Friends of Lily’s Place partner to host baby shower
Ohio University Southern joined forces with the civic group Friends of Lily’s Place to host a shower for these infants Jan. 25 at the Ironton Campus.

Community comes together to celebrate life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.
Ohio University Southern’s 26th Annual Celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. was held on Jan. 25 in Bowman Auditorium.

Call for applications for Kohei Miura Professorship
Ohio University’s Chubu University Relations Committee (CRC) is now accepting applications for the 2019 Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship, named in honor of the founder of Chubu University.

Feb 3, 2018
Between Love & Hate Presents 'The Media Assassin' and images of Public Enemy, Feb. 8
The Between Love & Hate theme lecture series presents Harry Allen showcasing his 30-year collection of photos of the legendary hip-hop group Public Enemy.

Feb 5, 2018
New student orgs connect Bobcats, provide social, professional development opportunities
Approximately nine new student organizations have registered with Ohio University's Campus Involvement Center, providing opportunities for students to explore their personal and professional interests.

Ohio University joins City of Athens to hold open forum for Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway
Ohio University joins City of Athens to hold open forum for Richland Avenue Pedestrian Passageway

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 5-11, 2018
Check out this week's featured events in the iCUE Spotlight for Feb. 5-11, 2018. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at

George Washington Forum: Public bioethics and human identity, Feb. 7
The George Washington Forum presents Carter Snead on "Public Bioethics and Human Identity" on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 7: 30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel (College Green).

OHIO welcomes Dr. Yanagi from Chubu University to campus
Ohio University’s newest Glidden Visiting Professor from Chubu University is Tomohiro Yanagi, who is now on campus and will be here through the middle of March.

Russ College to host 2018 International Seminars on Positioning and Navigation Technologies
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology will become the third host of the  International Seminars on Positioning and Navigation Technologies this spring, from May 14-25.

Sports columnist and ESPN personality Bob Ryan to speak about sports during Feb. 7 ‘90 Minutes' event
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” candid conversation with Bob Ryan, a retired Boston Globe sports columnist and current ESPN TV personality, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Schoonover 145.

College collaboration creates children’s museum exhibits
Undergraduates in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology and the Patton College of Education have fused their specialties to design and manufacture interactive educational exhibits for the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery.

Russ professor Gerri Botte to present at Science on Screen event
As part of the Athena Cinema’s Women Pioneer and Science on Screen Series, Russ Professor Gerri Botte will speak prior to the screening of “Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story."

Violet Patton Lecture Series to feature alumna Dr. Margaret Zoller Booth Feb. 6
The Patton College of Education will host its bi-annual Violet Patton Lecture Series Tuesday, Feb. 6. The featured speaker is Dr. Margaret Zoller Booth, who received her Ph.D. in Education from the College in 1991.

President and first lady visit Women of Appalachia Project’s Fine Art Exhibition opening
On Friday, Ohio University President M. Duane and first lady Ruthie Nellis made a surprise visit to the opening reception for the Women of Appalachia Project’s ninth annual Fine Art Exhibition on Friday.

Ohio University expands Nudge to the Finish Line program to help students to graduation
Ohio University is taking the lead in applying the latest behavioral science research to increasing student success and completion.

Take a seat at the Chef’s Table to taste and learn Feb. 7
Bring a date to Jefferson Marketplace’s Culinary Studio at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 and be hungry to learn and ready to eat. Tickets are $25 per person and seating is limited.

Third Breakfast for Progress focuses on University’s sustainable financial future
More than 150 members of the Ohio University community joined President M. Duane Nellis for the third Breakfast for Progress, which centered on our collective goal to position the University to make progress toward a sustainable financial future.

Feb 6, 2018
OHIO alumnus honored by France for contributions to French language, culture
Ohio University alumnus Dr. Virin Vedder was honored by France for his efforts to expand French language and culture, his employer, Gwinnett County Public Schools in Suwanee, Ga., announced.

After a thirty-seven year break, student returns to college to finish what she started
After a thirty-seven year break, student returns to college to finish what she started

OHIO’s small seed project blossoms into international partnership
Ohio University faculty traveled to Ecuador in December as part of a research and community capacity-building project involving local agro-biodiversity and food sovereignty in two regions—Southeastern Ohio and the Andes outside of Quito.

Dogwood Bloom reading series features Phillip Russell on Feb. 9
Second-year Master of Arts student Phillip Russell will be the featured reader at this month's Dogwood Bloom, a graduate student reading series on Friday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel.

Students talk transportation in Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day
Sociology students were among the presenters when the Ohio village of Shawnee celebrated Little Cities of Black Diamonds Day in October with a focus on the evolution of transportation—from Native American footpaths, to railroads, to the modern highways and recreational trails that cross the region.

Feb 7, 2018
‘Clubs Across Campus’ spotlights organization dedicated to gaming and giving (VIDEO)
University Communications and Marketing’s (UCM) latest installment in the “Clubs Across Campus” video series shines a spotlight on Ohio University Extra Life, a student organization whose members are using their passion for gaming to make a difference in the lives of sick and injured children.

Bencin reports on bobcats killed on roads in Ohio
Dr. Viorel Popescu and graduate student Heidi Bencin presented a poster on “Predictors of road mortality for the recovering Ohio bobcat (Lynx Rufus)” at the Ohio Fish and Wildlife Management, reporting that bobcats were 50 times more likely to be killed on interstates than smaller roads, especially during mating season in March and kitten rearing in October.

President Nellis names new VP of University Advancement, President & CEO of The Ohio University Foundation
President Nellis names new VP of University Advancement, President & CEO of The Ohio University Foundation

Bikowski trains Vietnamese faculty in teaching in English, visits alumni
Dr. Dawn Bikowski spent two weeks in Vietnam training 25 business, science, and technology faculty in how to teach their courses in English, instead of in Vietnamese.

Successful coat and boot drive helps hundreds
The bitter cold experienced in January may have been a bit more tolerable for hundreds of children in the area thanks to the efforts of Kids on Campus within OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the generosity of others.

Love Your Body health fair, educational event planned for Southern Campus
Since 2011, the Love Your Body health fair and educational event has been hosted each February at the Southern Campus to encourage participants to consider their self-care and well-being.

Athena Cinema among those to win grants to bring science education to the movies
The College of Fine Arts is proud to announce that the Athena Cinema once again has received a nationwide Science on Screen grant by the Coolidge Corner Theatre and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, awarding grants to 36 independent cinemas, museums, and community groups with film programs nationwide in 2017-2018.

Feb 8, 2018
OHIO students win $500 in Opioid Technology Challenge
Working together to make the world a better place is just another piece of what it’s like to be part of Ohio University and in that spirit, 20 students from varying concentrations of studies banded together to take part in the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge where the team was named runner-up and the beneficiary of a $500 prize.

Graduate students to showcase communication skills during 3 Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition
Annual showcase is free and open to the public.

Robert Klein appointed interim dean of Eastern Campus
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs and Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education Bill Willan have appointed Robert Klein, Ph.D., interim dean of Ohio University’s Eastern Campus effective July 1, 2018.

Take a look at the 2018 Sibs Weekend pictures
Ohio University's first family weekend of 2018 was Sibs Weekend, Feb. 2-4. Big and little siblings, cousins and other family members enjoyed the Athens Campus and got a taste of being a Bobcat.

On The Green Weekend returns this spring!
May 16-19, the OHIO Alumni Association's 5th annual On The Green Weekend will celebrate OHIO's academics and arts

Alumnus and wife celebrate diversity in the College of Business with new scholarship
Eric Peterson, BBA ’74, and his wife, Sandy, have established a new scholarship to celebrate and encourage diversity in Ohio University’s College of Business

OUC students have enriching experience at Regional Theater Festival
Dr. Lance Mekeel, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Theater Program at Ohio University Chillicothe, along with students Julia Everidge and Jensyn Cousins, recently attended the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival - Region II Festival.

President Nellis creates OHIO Honors Task Force
President Nellis creates OHIO Honors Task Force

Faculty provided guidance regarding flu season
The following message was sent to OHIO faculty on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

Results of Departmental Self-Assessment for Inclusion and Accessibility identify strengths, opportunities
In spring 2017, Ohio University’s Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team launched a self-assessment tool to assist departments in reflecting on their efforts to incorporate accessibility planning into their day-to-day activities and identifying resources needed to further those efforts.

Feb 9, 2018
Workshops and panel will focus on place-based pedagogy
The Teton Science School will be on the Athens Campus February 27–28 leading workshops and a panel discussion on place-based pedagogy. Register to attend by February 21.

University to host budget forums for faculty, staff
The open forums are an opportunity for all OHIO employees to learn about our budget process and be able to ask questions. The open forums will be sponsored by President Nellis, Interim Provost and Executive Vice President Elizabeth Sayrs, and Vice President for Finance & Administration Deb Shaffer.

Hannibal B. Johnson to speak about 'Black Wall Street' Feb. 13
The talk will focus on racism in the Tulsa’s Greenwood District and the resilience of 20th century African-American entrepreneurs.

Weigand reports positive news for box turtle population bisected by U.S. 33 bypass
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate student Marcel Weigand's research shows positive news for Eastern box turtles whose habitat was bisected by construction of the U.S. 33 bypass through the Wayne National Forest.

Registration opens for Celebrate Women 2018 at the Lancaster campus
Registration opens for Celebrate Women 2018 at the Lancaster campus

Heritage College student takes lead in trauma-informed care study
A second-year medical student at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is adding an important voice to the national discourse about sexual assault and abuse as lead author of a paper about how physicians can better care for survivors of sexual trauma.

Celebrate Ohio Loves Transit Day Feb. 14 with public transit info, giveaways
Ohio University Transportation & Parking Services (TPS) will join a number of other public transportation systems across the state of Ohio on Wednesday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day – to celebrate Ohio Loves Transit Day.

Feb 12, 2018
OHIO faculty, staff to showcase talents for a good cause at annual pageant
The ninth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Baker University Center Ballroom and benefits Camp Quality Ohio, a non-profit organization that serves children with cancer and their families.

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 12-18, 2018
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening in the week ahead at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events.

Empowering young people in Appalachia was the theme of alumnus Michael Clay Carey’s kickoff lecture for the Scripps Innovation Challenge
High school students in Appalachia face unique and often daunting obstacles to attending college, author and alumnus Michael Clay Carey said as the featured speaker at the kickoff for the 6th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge.

Journalist and TV personality Bob Ryan talks race, sexism and the Olympics during 90 Minutes Series talk
Columnist Bob Ryan shared his thoughts on many sports topics, including racism, sexism, basketball and the Olympics, during his Feb. 7 “90 Minutes Series” talk.

Distinguished Russ College alumnus receives 2017 Konneker Medal
David Pidwell ventured from Silicon Valley to the Ohio Valley last week to receive the prestigious 2017 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

Special Engineers Week Russ Prize lecture: Optical coherence tomography
The Russ College will welcome electrical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur Eric Swanson, one of five 2017 recipients of the Russ Prize, for a special National Engineers Week lecture.

New student organization sets out to spread STEM word
There’s a new group in town, and they plan to awaken interest in STEM.

OHIO Hockey to host, compete in Central States Collegiate Hockey League playoffs
OHIO Hockey and Bird Arena will host the Central States Collegiate Hockey League (CSCHL) playoffs the weekend of Friday, Feb. 23, through Sunday, Feb. 25 with the Bobcats scheduled to compete in the playoffs on Saturday, Feb. 24.

Feb 13, 2018
College of Business launches a Master of Accountancy program
Graduate business degree offerings will expand in the fall, with the launch of a Master of Accountancy program in three formats: Full-Time MAcc, Professional MAcc, and Online MAcc.

'Bride of Frankenstein' movie to play at Athena Cinema to celebrate 200th anniversary of 'Frankenstein'
To mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s novel, “Frankenstein,” the Ohio University Technology and Society Certificate Program will sponsor a faculty panel discussion and screening of the 1935 movie, “Bride of Frankenstein.”

Mother and daughter are powerful biological science duo
Alum Pam Groen and student Madeline Groen share a mutual dedication to Biological Sciences that has led them to pursue careers that serve others as they fulfill their passion for science.

OHIO Mock Trial team competes in Columbus; 3 receive awards
The Ohio University Mock Trial team sent two teams to the American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition in Columbus the weekend of Feb. 10-11, with three students recognized for outstanding performance at the regional.

Geology majors gain career insights on Ohio Geologic Survey visit
The Ohio University Mock Trial team sent two teams to the American Mock Trial Association Regional Competition in Columbus the weekend of Feb. 10-11, with three students recognized for outstanding performance at the regional.

Jana Houser to discuss “Tornadoes: Unraveling the Mysteries of one of Earth’s most Powerful Storms”
Science Café to be held in Baker Center Front Room.

BARR peer advisers help students in science courses
The BIOS Advising and Resource Room (or the BARR) exists to help science students thrive. Meet the 2017-18 peer advisers.

Going underground (in caves) to model fire frequency in Appalachian forests
“I am searching specifically for charcoal, so that I can create a model of wildfire regimes (frequency and intensity of wildfires in an area during a time period) through the last 27,000 years and compare it to historic moisture levels in the Appalachian Mountains,” says Kelli Baxstrom '19.

University hosting variety of 2018 Black History Month events
Many entertaining and educational events remain on the calendar, including a free showing of the new superhero movie, “Black Panther,” on Thursday, Feb. 15.

Feb 14, 2018
Ohio University partnership with Federal Hocking Schools to receive national award
The National Association for Professional Development Schools (NAPDS) has announced that the Creating Active and Reflective Educators (CARE) Professional Development Schools partnership between Ohio University’s Patton College of Education and the Federal Hocking Schools will be honored for “Exemplary PDS Achievement” at the organization’s upcoming annual conference in March in Jacksonville, Florida.

Political leader from The Gambia to visit OHIO
Halifa Sallah, a high-ranking government official from the western Africa nation, will be visiting Ohio University and taking part in several events for students, faculty, staff and area residents.

Temporary Baker University Center parking garage changes will soon make way for more convenient, cost-effective solution
Equipment issues with the gate system in the parking garage at Baker University Center have necessitated temporary changes to parking procedures as Ohio University Transportation & Parking Services plans for a long-term solution.

Members of OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion to compete in Best Ranger Challenge
Members of Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program, also known as the Bobcat Battalion, will be participating in the Best Ranger Challenge Feb. 23-24 at Xavier University.

Freshman Cierra Hooks earns MAC East honor for second-straight week
Ohio women's basketball freshman guard Cierra Hooks was named the Mid-American Conference East Player of the Week. She averaged 23.0 points per game, 3.5 rebounds, 6.0 assists per game and went 20-of-38 from the field.

New council to develop partnerships for Lawrence County schools, businesses
A new group in Lawrence County, Ohio is working to strengthen the relationship between employers and schools.

Second annual Envision Access Conference planned for March
Ohio University Southern will host the second annual “Envision Access Conference: Supporting Students with Disabilities” Friday, March 9 at the Ironton campus.

Feb 15, 2018
‘It all started at OHIO’
From a rocky career beginning — having his athletic dreams dashed and working in a steel mill — Todd Toriscelli has become an accomplished athletic trainer, a distinguished alumnus, the director of sports medicine for the Tennessee Titans and an NFL Super Bowl champion. And he said it all started at OHIO.

University Libraries celebrates Founders Day with 'Women at OHIO' exhibit
Because 2018 marks the 150th anniversary of the enrollment of OHIO’s first female student, Margaret Boyd, this year’s exhibit, is titled the exhibit “Women at Ohio University: 150 Years of Life and History. It features the life and times of many OHIO women.

Cast your vote for the 2018 Homecoming theme
Your OHIO Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs have narrowed down the pool of Homecoming theme to three top theme ideas for your consideration.

This week's #TBT video looks back on Chinese New Year at OHIO
Chinese New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is an event celebrated annually between January 21st and Feb 20th. In commemoration of this event, OHIO’s International Student Union has hosted a Spring Festival gathering each year for more than a decade. In this video, we take a look at some of their 2001 festivities.

Ohio University Online MBA ranked 15th best in the nation by Poets & Quants
Poets & Quants, a leading source of graduate business education information, has ranked Ohio University’s Online MBA program No. 15 in the United States in its first ranking of online MBA programs.

Athens International Film + Video Festival Announces Special Guest Laurie Anderson and the 2018 Invited Festival Jurors
The Athens International Film + Video Festival (AIFVF) is excited to announce its 2018 festival jurors, and special guest multimedia artist Laurie Anderson, for this year’s festival planned for April 9–15, 2018.

Student organizations collaborating to host ‘Baker Birthday Bash’
Ohio University’s Student Alumni Board is collaborating with the Black Student Cultural Programming Board, the International Student Union and the University Program Council to host the “Baker Birthday Bash” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Baker University Center.

Ohio University Founders Day is Feb. 18
Founders Day, which is usually observed on Feb. 18, traditionally marks the anniversary of the Ohio General Assembly’s approval on February 18, 1804 of the charter plans which led to the creation of the Ohio University.

Feb 16, 2018
Librarians present Sammy Kaye Collection in first Impact Through Action workshop
On Wednesday, Feb. 21, three OHIO librarians will host a workshop highlighting the Libraries’ Sammy Kaye Collection of music scores, audio recordings, correspondence, media coverage, photographs and memorabilia, which was donated to the Libraries as part of Kaye’s estate after his 1987 death.

Scripps alumnus celebrates OHIO friendships through scholarship
Bill Brand, BSC '87, forged some of his most important friendships in Athens, at the house he and others rented: 73 West State St. Brand has commemorated his time at Ohio University by establishing the 73 West State St. Award for students in the Scripps College of Communication.

OHIO’s Health Promotion awarded grant to prevent misuse of prescription drugs
Health Promotion, an office housed within Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center, has been awarded a $2,500 #PUSHPrevention Community grant from the Prevention Action Alliance, a statewide organization that promotes healthy lives through the prevention of substance misuse and fosters mental health wellness.

UPC accepting applications for administrative, executive positions
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be accepting applications for its administrative and executive positions for the 2018-19 academic year from Sunday, Feb. 18, through Thursday, March 1.

Gawande lecture explores potential dangers within guru-disciple relationships
Amanda Lucia, an associate professor of religious studies who specializes in guru-disciple relationships, addressed questions of sexual assault and culpability from a multicultural perspective during her lecture.

Chillicothe librarian's legacy of discovery and acceptance lives on in rare book collection
Stanley Planton's passion and appreciation for discovery live on through the Quinn Library's Religious Tolerance Collection.

Lancaster campus "Image, Word, and Melody" event features artist reception and musical performance
Ohio University Lancaster Friends of the Library host Image, Word, and Melody, an artist reception and musical performance Thursday, February 22.

Ohio University recognizes the faculty, staff and student inventors of 2017
Event also honors recipients of Konneker Medal.

Ohio University President and Provost provide information about renewal of interim policies
Ohio University President and Provost provide information about renewal of interim policies

OHIO students bring 5 Days for the Homeless to the U.S. for the first time
Six OHIO One-Year MBA students will be going homeless on the Athens Campus to raise awareness and funds for homelessness in Southeast Ohio.

Southern Campus Electronic Media Program puts OHIO student on track to pursue his dreams
Ohio University Southern Electronic Media student, Chris Murdock, has been watching NASCAR for as long as he can remember.

Ohio University alumnus Clarence Page wins Kiplinger Award for Lifetime Contributions to Journalism
Ohio University alumnus Clarence Page wins Kiplinger Award for Lifetime Contributions to Journalism

Travel Needs Assessment Survey contest winners announced
Travel Needs Assessment Survey contest winners announced

Feb 19, 2018
‘Rough Sleepers’ lecture slated for Feb. 20
Walking around the School of Visual Communication Gallery on the first floor of Schoonover Center, John Agnone’s eyes light up as he talks about the subjects of his latest exhibition “Rough Sleepers.” The exhibition, which will run through Feb. 23, features photographs of people known as rough sleepers, a British slang term for people who sleep outside in the open air. Agnone, an adjunct lecturer, first encountered rough sleepers on a vacation to Portland, OR, with his wife Julie, who is a Scripps Howard Visiting Professional in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

Campus Recycling, Passion Works to host Bobcat Recycle-Bots event Feb. 23
As OHIO continues in the national Recyclemania competition, Campus Recycling has teamed up with Passion Works Studio for an event involving robots and recycled material on Friday, Feb. 23, from noon to 4 p.m.

Nominations for Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award due by 5 p.m. March 9
All Ohio University graduate students have until 5 p.m. Friday, March 9, to submit nominations for the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award, which recognizes a professor who has demonstrated exemplary performance as an instructor, researcher and faculty member.

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 19-25, 2018
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at

OHIO student organization gearing up for April 22 Athens Beautification Day
Ohio University’s Community Service Leadership Council is planning one of the largest community service events in the City of Athens, the 12th annual Athens Beautification Day, which will be held on Sunday, April 22.

Ohio University Southern alumna heading for the Academy Awards
Huntington, West Virginia Fire Chief Jan Rader, a 2008 graduate of Ohio University Southern’s nursing program and recipient of the 2017 Ohio University Southern Alumni Leadership Award, will be attending the 90th Academy Awards on March 4 after “Heroin(e),” a Netflix documentary featuring her, was nominated for Best Short-Subject Documentary.

TV journalist George Smith is guest for Feb. 21 ‘90 Minutes’ conversation
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” candid conversation with George Smith, a TV journalist, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, in Schoonover 145.

OHIO Throwback video series features visits to campus by U.S. Presidents
In honor of Presidents Day, the latest in the Throwback video series takes a look back at some of the visits to Ohio University by former U.S. presidents.

Presidential Research Scholars awards program seeks 2018-19 nominations by April 19
Applications will be solicited for Arts and Humanities and Life and Biomedical Sciences.

Computer Science alumnus kick starts new, energy-saving technology
Ben Lachman's passion for software development has lead him to success as a serial entrepreneur.

Russ College Distinguished Professor shares research triumphs, tribulations at film screening
Prior to a film screening, Gerardine Botte discussed her revolutionary research.

Feb 20, 2018
Theater Division presents ‘The Government Inspector,’ by Nikolai Gogol
The Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the third production of the 2017–2018 season, “The Government Inspector,” by Nikolai Gogol, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher, directed by Dennis Lee Delaney and presented in the Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, March 1–3 and 6–9.

Penn State astrophysicists test X-ray detector at Edwards Accelerator
Don Carter and Devon Jacobs, nuclear instrumentation and accelerator engineers at Edwards Accelerator Lab, hosted two astrophysicists from Penn State who brought an X-ray detector that is being developed for use on the next generation of X-ray space telescopes.

MFA student Gattian’s Interventions create heightened awareness of everyday spaces
The Ohio University School of Art + Design proudly presents Hillary Gattian’s thesis show, “The Majestic: Interventions 8-11,” at Majestic Galleries, Nelsonville, Feb. 23–March 25, with an opening reception coinciding with Nelsonville’s Final Friday events from 6 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23. Refreshments will be provided.

Feb 21, 2018
Delta Zeta spurs sustainability in OHIO Greek Life
Delta Zeta is one of the sororities that is a leader in implementing sustainable programs, continuously learning more ways for its members to make sustainable lifestyle choices.

Biology in Your World ¦ Antibiotics & Modern Medicine, Feb. 24
The Biological Sciences Graduate Society has coordinated a series of biology talks for the public at the Athens Public Library. The guest speaker is Rebecca Keogh, Ohio University graduate student in microbiology, of Biological Sciences Department.

President M. Duane Nellis announces search committee for Ohio University’s first Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis shared the following message with the campus community earlier today (Feb. 21, 2018).

The Interlink Alliance to celebrate 10th anniversary, hold fifth faculty and student development conference in March
The Interlink Alliance to celebrate 10th anniversary, hold fifth faculty and student development conference in March

TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company receives multiple awards, national accolades
TechGROWTH Ohio portfolio company receives multiple awards, national accolades

CANCELED: Business innovator Stephanie Lampkin to discuss leadership, diversity and technology Feb. 22
Innovator Stephanie Lampkin, TEDx speaker and former downhill ski racer, will deliver her keynote speech titled, “Control Your Identity, Control Your Destiny,” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. Her 14-year career has included founding two startups and working at Lockheed, Microsoft and TripAdvisor.

History comes to life on the Lancaster campus in “Not On My Watch: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858”
History comes to life on the Lancaster campus in “Not On My Watch: The Oberlin-Wellington Rescue of 1858”

Branding OHIO with updated color palettes and typography
To further unify and strengthen the University brand, UCM is implementing an updated color palette and a refined typography set. Campus partners are encouraged to begin using the new brand tools when planning, designing, and purchasing new materials.

Food Sovereignty Collaboration brings Ecuadorian faculty to OHIO
“Our visit to Ohio University and the areas around Athens was fascinating,” Dr. Rommel Montúfar shared. “We were able to see how this area struggles with many of the same critical food security issues we have in Ecuador.”

First Chef’s Table event in Jefferson Marketplace deemed a success
The first-ever Chef’s Table took place at Jefferson Marketplace on Wednesday, Feb. 7. Six guests enjoyed an interactive dining experience as Chef Erik Keller demonstrated how to prepare a variety of dishes within the Culinary Studio.

Feb 22, 2018
Search committee named for Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations and Executive Director of the OHIO Alumni Association
The 17-member search committee will be co-chaired by Bill Willan, executive dean of Regional Higher Education, and Casey Christopher (BSC ’02), vice chair of the OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors.

BobcaThon's dance party raises $100,000 for Ronald McDonald House
BobcaThon, Ohio University's yearlong fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio, leads up to a 12-hour dance marathon each February. This year, the participants fundraised $100,000 for RMHC.

Ratchet up the competition at On The Green Weekend this May
If you’re itching for a reason to visit Athens, clear your schedule and join the OHIO Alumni Association for the 5th annual On The Green Weekend. Partake in friendly competition during annual events, such as 3-on-3 Basketball on the Bricks, Superhero Bobcat Dash and more!

Urban Scholars recall their OHIO experience
Since 2005, the Urban Scholars Program has championed accomplished high school graduates from urban school districts in Ohio. Five former Urban Scholars recently reflected on their OHIO experience.

Cadet Commander of 7th Brigade to speak at Bobcat Battalion event
Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program will be conduct a Primary Marksmanship Instruction Lab on the Athens Campus on March 21 that will include a visit and speech from Col. Lance Oskey, 7th Brigade Cadet Commander.

CLDC’s next panel focuses on career options in creative jobs industry
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center will hold its first-ever Creative Jobs Industry Panel, which is free and open to all students and alumni, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Baker University Center 503.

Feb 23, 2018
Baker Peace announces theme: Populism, the Press, and Election of 2016
The theme for the 2018 Baker Peace Conference on March 22 and 23 is "Populism, the Press, and the Election of 2016." The keynote speakers and panelists will examine the upsurge of populism during the 2016 presidential election in the United States as well as elsewhere in the world.

Athens Campus lots to be evacuated by 5 p.m. Friday due to predicted rain and flood risk
Weather forecasts into the weekend predict heavy rain and potential flooding, which may affect several parking lots on the Athens Campus, including Jefferson Garage. For this reason, Transportation and Parking Services is asking that all permit holders evacuate Jefferson Garage by 5 p.m. today.

Principal Preparation Program grooms future educational leaders in southern Ohio
Area educators interested in becoming leaders have a unique opportunity to pursue their goals through Ohio University.

Upcoming UPC events to feature OHIO’s a cappella groups
The University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting “Café A Cappella,” featuring Ohio University's a cappella groups, at 7 p.m. on Thursdays, March 1 and 22 and April 5 and 19, at the South Side Espresso Bar at Nelson Court on South Green.

VisCom professor John Grimwade to receive 2018 Society for News Design Lifetime Achievement Award
According to a Feb. 22 news release, Ohio University School of Visual Communication Assistant Professor John Grimwade has been honored as one of two winners for the 2018 Society for News Design (SND) Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Student-led campaign seeks to inspire youth, raise awareness about lack of childhood cancer funding
Ohio University's student-led "With Purpose Comes Joy" campaign is hosting several events designed to get participants thinking about their purpose as they learn about the lack of childhood cancer funding and research.

Meet February Classified Employee of the Month Chasity Gragg
Library support associate Chasity Gragg likes the vacationing at the ocean, watching "Game of Thrones" and attending the "Rock on the Range" rock festival. Find out more about her here.

Athens Campus classes cancelled on Monday, Feb. 26, in anticipation of severe weather and potential flooding
Ohio University Athens Campus classes are cancelled on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018 in anticipation of severe weather and potential flooding. The University remains open at this time. Classes are expected to resume on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Please check the Alert page for updates.

Feb 24, 2018
Alumni News ¦ Iranian environmentalist dies in prison shortly after arrest
Ohio University alum Kavous Seyed-Emami '75, '76M died in an Iranian prison in January, shortly after he was arrested on espionage charges.

Feb 26, 2018
Plant biology student clubs protect forest from invasive hemlock
Sixteen Environmental & Plant Biology students braved cold, rainy weather and icy ground to search for the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid, an invasive insect species that is threatening the hemlock forest ecosystems across Appalachia.

CLDC hosting its first-ever conference for OHIO’s regional campus students
The Career and Leadership Development Center will host its inaugural Regional Campus Conference, a day of professional development for Ohio University's regional campus students, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 24, in the Living Learning Center on the Athens Campus.

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 26-March 4, 2018
The iCUE Spotlight for spring semester Week 7 highlights unique and high-profile events and important deadlines taken from OHIO's official online Calendar of University Events.

OHIO to kick off Women’s History Month with keynote from Global Citizen award winner
Ohio University’s Women’s Center is partnering with offices across the Athens Campus to celebrate Women’s History Month, beginning with a March 1 keynote speech from Sara Safari, an author, speaker, mountain climber, college professor and advocate for women empowerment.

Engineering faculty transportation operations project selected as national award finalist
A wide-scale operations research project performed by an industrial and systems engineering faculty member was selected as one of six finalists for the national Franz Edelman Award for Achievement in Operations Research, Management Science, and Advanced Analytics.

Esteemed electrical engineer, inventor and entrepreneur delivers Engineers Week lecture on Russ Prize
Celebrating National Engineers Week, 2017 Russ Prize recipient Eric Swanson spoke at Ohio University last week as part of the Stocker Lecture Series to share his role developing a groundbreaking medical imaging technology that enables diagnosis and treatment of eye disease and more.

Robots, rockets, snap circuits, drones: Local K-12 kids experience STEM at engineering and tech day
Forget the rain outside -- one of the newest student organizations at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology got local school children riled up about engineering and technology Saturday in collaboration with the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery during the first Engineering + Technology Day.

The Start by Believing campaign for sexual assault awareness is March 6
As part of the Survivor Advocacy Program launch, on Tuesday, March 6, survivors will share their stories of the impact they experienced when they disclosed their sexual assault.

Veteran TV journalist George Smith shares career advice during ‘90 Minutes’ talk
Students in attendance during TV journalist George Smith's Feb. 21 "90 Minutes Series" talk in Schoonover Center left with plenty of career advice.

Feb 27, 2018
AmeriCorps program recruiting members interested in community health and education
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s Community Health Programs is now recruiting new members for its AmeriCorps program, COMCorps. Positions are available for 24 full-time members.

Students selected for summer 2018 orientation staff
Students selected for summer 2018 orientation staff

NPR’s Bob Boilen, Valerie June, Julie Byrne, River Whyless to visit OHIO for interview, industry panel, music showcase April 13
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, in partnership with the Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series, the School of Media Arts & Studies, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, WOUB Public Media, and Arts for OHIO, will welcome NPR Music’s Bob Boilen to the main campus of Ohio University in Athens on Friday, April 13, during the college’s 2018 Communication Week.

Attend an OHIO Open Educational Resources Authors Confabulation Hour
Ohio University Libraries and the Ohio University Press are seeking to discover how we can best support the efforts of OHIO instructors in the creation of Open Educational Resources. Please consider attending one of these casual discussion sessions.

Hans Kruse to discuss the challenges of space communication at next Science Café
Professor Hans Kruse to address remote Earth-based communication projects during March 7 talk.