Compass Archives

Mar 1, 2012
College of Fine Arts invites community to 75th anniversary on April 13-15
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year and invites the University community to be a part of it.

College of Fine Arts offers multiple student exhibitions
Students in the College of Fine Arts have been hard at work creating some beautiful works.

How to share information on Compass
Submitting information such as events, announcements and professional accolades can be done in a few simple steps. By following these steps faculty and staff can easily inform the entire OHIO community of important information.

University mourns loss of UHR administrative assistant
Betty Rex, an administrative assistant to Ohio University Human Resources (UHR), died Monday from complications of cancer.

McDavis on WATH today
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis appeared on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" this morning at 9 a.m.

The Interlink Alliance to host second faculty development conference at NCCU
Presidents from eight historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Ohio University will address "Teaching and Learning in the 20th Century" during an academic conference March 9-10 at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) in Durham.

Registration open for Summer Institute for Diversity Education
On Thursday, the Office for Diversity, Access and Equity sent an email to the entire Ohio University community about registration for the Summer Institute for Diversity Education.

Spring break move-out offers opportunities to boost OHIO's RecycleMania standing
As spring-cleaning gets underway, there’s no better time to boost Ohio University's RecycleMania standing.

Mar 2, 2012
Quadriplegic rugby tournament and fund-raiser is set for Saturday
Ohio University physical therapy students will host the fifth annual Four-Play! Quad Rugby Tournament on Saturday, March 3, at Ping Center.

Ross MacPhee to discuss ice age extinctions at March 8 Darwin Lecture Series 
MacPhee will discuss possible causes for the extinction in “Fireballs from Heaven, Climate Change, Emerging Disease, or Men with Spears: Explaining (or Not) Ice Age Extinctions,” as part of the Darwin Lecture series presented by the Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies.

Mar 5, 2012
Choral concert and art show at Zanesville campus
The Ohio University Zanesville Fine Arts Department will present its Winter term Choral Union concert and art show on Monday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium.

Journalism students recognized by Society of Professional Journalists
Four Ohio University students have been selected to receive Region 4 Mark of Excellence awards by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Ohio University among Princeton Review’s top schools to study video game design
Ohio University has received an Honorable Mention on third annual list of schools with the best programs to study video game design by The Princeton Review (, one of the nation's best-known education services companies.

Campus organizations team up to raise money as part of the Interfaith Service Challenge
Last fall, President Barack Obama challenged universities across the nation to take part in the White House Interfaith Challenge. Various Ohio University organizations have teamed up to accept Obama’s challenge to raise awareness through fundraising and community service projects.

University College alumni as distinct as their self-directed majors
Ohio Today spoke with five alumni whose opportunities, successes and experiences can be traced back to their individually designed degrees.

Students network with Charlotte-area alumni
The ninth annual Charlotte Networking Week (CNW) presented current students with valuable connections and job perspectives outside the state of Ohio.

Distinguished Professor finds appeal of short poems
On March 1, Ohio University 2011 Distinguished Professor Mark Halliday delivered his Distinguished Professor Lecture in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

Four-Play Quad Rugby Tournament raises thousands for charity
Ohio University’s Ping Center rocked with thunderclaps on Saturday. Not from the weather, but from metal-on-metal collisions from, of all things, a philanthropic event.

Patton College alumnus talks about the importance of giving
Patton College graduate and current trustee David Brightbill recently spoke about how the college prepared him for his career as executive director of the Washington-Morgan Counties Community Action program.

Provost and VPFA offer copier management update
On Monday, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding sent an email to all Ohio University faculty and staff about copier management.

Mar 6, 2012
My 2 Cents: Lights, Camera, Groceries (Episode 2) [VIDEO]
Senior video production student Justin Rogers is an inspiring filmmaker. To offset equipment and housing costs, he saves money by buying food at the grocery store. The realities of living off campus have him thinking about his future.<br />

Accurso selected for NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships
Sophomore Juli Accurso will compete in the 5,000 meters race at the NCAA Division I Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on Friday night in Nampa, Idaho.

Tenishia Benson named first-team All-MAC
Tenishia Benson is a Mid-American Conference's Women's Basketball First Team selection. The senior also was named to the Preseason All-MAC Team and has lived up to that honor.

Administrative and professional, classified performance evaluations are due
It’s time to complete annual performance evaluations for your administrative and professional (A&P), and classified staff.

Patton College student to participate in prestigious workshop
When Adolescent-Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Education major Jared Tedrick first heard about the American Educational Research Association's undergraduate student education research training workshop he knew he wanted to be a part of it and could be a good candidate.

University College B.S.S. graduate speaks on networking and nonprofits
Alumnus Neal Denton met with various faculty and students from University College on Wednesday, Feb. 29, to discuss his work for the American Red Cross, offer career advice and reminisce about his time as a student.

Student Expo seeks students, judges for May 3 event
Student Expo seeks students, judges for May 3 event

Mar 7, 2012
President informs campus of Thomas Davis' departure
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty, staff and students about Board of Trustees Secretary Thomas Davis' departure.

D.O. Day on the Hill: OU-HCOM goes to Washington
A contingent of students from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine plan to lend their voices – and presence – to a problem facing medicine today: too few post-graduate residency positions in the nation’s hospitals compared to the number of physicians who earn medical degrees each year.

William Condee receives Fulbright Specialists Award
Ohio University Professor of Theater William F. Condee was selected for a Fulbright Specialists project at the University of Leipzig in Germany.

Discover an easier way to research the libraries
The Libraries' new search engine, EBSCO Discovery, is a single search box on the Libraries new home page that will search and link to all of your favorite resources.

LAMP Scholar Miguel Ruiz has a passion for library science
Jose Miguel Ruiz began working in libraries at age 15, stacking books to save for his first car. Now, eight years and four library positions later, Miguel has chosen librarianship as a career path.

Routes makes its mark on OHIO sustainability map
A new online newsletter seeks to streamline campus sustainability communications.

Veteran adviser challenges students to get involved in Q2S advising
With the imminent change, the time for students to get involved in the academic planning process is now, according to Laura Chapman, coordinator of Q2S advising in University College.

Mar 8, 2012
Crime alert issued for arson in Boyd Hall
On Wednesday, March 7, at approximately 4 a.m., a resident assistant in Boyd Hall reported that two room doors and a bulletin board had been ignited.

Q2S is coming, but don't panic [VIDEO]
Are you ready for the switch to semesters? ?The full length version of this video will air at the beginning on Spring Quarter. Stay tuned!<br /><br />

William Condee selected for Fulbright Award in Germany
Ohio University Professor of Theater William F. Condee was selected for a Fulbright Specialists project in Germany at the University of Leipzig.

Scripps College to host regional Scripps Howard Spelling Bee March 10
The Scripps College of Communication will host the regional SE Ohio Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee competition in Walter Hall at Ohio University on Sat., March 12. Seventy students from a 33-county regional area will compete, with the top finisher advancing to the national bee in Washington, D.C. on May 27.

Culinary Services updates OHIO on food recall
On Thursday, Ohio University Culinary Services sent an email to all Athens campus faculty, staff and students.

Mar 9, 2012
Scholarships available for future math and science teachers
The Southeast Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science has approximately $100,000 in scholarship funds for prospective middle level and high school math and science teachers who seek an initial license.

You can be an AmeriCorps member for a day
During AmeriCorps Week, March 10 to 18, the two AmeriCorps programs in Athens County – one at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine called ComCorps and the other at Rural Action – want community members to work alongside AmeriCorps members to lend their time and talents to bettering our communities and to consider becoming an AmeriCorps member.

Baker Peace Conference to examine crime and punishment
The 2012 Baker Peace Conference will explore modern policing, the war on drugs and the American penal system, March 29-30, in Baker University Center.

Mar 11, 2012
Ohio Men's Basketball wins MAC Tournament
The Ohio Men's Basketball team is returning to its second NCAA Tournament in three years after a 64-63 victory over No. 1 seed Akron in the 2012 First Energy Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship Saturday night. Please continue to check for updates.

Basketball team to face Michigan in NCAA Tournament
The Ohio University men's basketball team will begin NCAA Tournament play on Friday at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. The No. 13 Bobcats will play No. 4 Michigan in the Midwest Region.

Mar 12, 2012
OHIO alumnus recognized as Volunteer of the Year
Phil Nye, a 1954 graduate of OHIO’s College of Business, was recently recognized as "Volunteer of the Year" by Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Fla.

University Human Resources has a new website
Ohio University’s Human Resources Department got into the spirit of spring cleaning and recently unveiled their new website.

Women's Center celebrates International Women's Day
The Ohio University Women's Center held its fourth annual International Women's Festival on Sunday in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

University to host six public forums on hydraulic fracturing
The Ohio University President's Advisory Council on Sustainability Planning and the Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee will host six public forums to discuss the issue of hydraulic fracturing in the coming weeks.

Saunders' family featured in Multicultural Center Art Gallery
"An Athens Family of the Arts: The Saunders' Family," an exhibit focusing on the history behind one of Athens County's first black families, is on display until March 17 at the Ohio University Multicultural Center Gallery.

Librarian Chad Boeninger gets Internet buzzing
Head of Reference and Business Librarian Chad Boeninger is fast becoming an internet sensation.

Mar 13, 2012
Alumni Association plans Bobcat Bash before OHIO vs. Michigan game
The Ohio University Alumni Association and the Ohio Bobcat Club are sponsoring a Bobcat Bash on Friday, March 16, prior to OHIO playing Michigan in the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Midwest Second Round. The game will be held at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. with a tip-off at7:20 p.m. CST.

Get Active and help OU-HCOM Free Clinic
The 32nd annual 5k Medicine Run and Childrens’ Obstacle Course, co-sponsored by the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) and the Lambda Chapter of Sigma Sigma Phi, an honorary osteopathic service fraternity, will be held on Sunday, April 22 at 9 a.m.

Bobcats' Excellence in Football and Men's Basketball in the same season is a rarity
Only five teams in Division I-A athletics have won 10-or-more games in football and 25-or-more games in men's basketball this season. Ohio University is one of those five.

Bobcat Hustle 5K race to benefit Therapeutic Riding Program
The Bobcat Hustle 5K race to benefit the Ohio Horse Park Center for Therapeutic Riding for Children and Veterans will be held Saturday, March 24.

Alumni Association brings Dinner with 12 Strangers to Ohio University
Have dinner with 12 strangers and leave with 12 new friends. That is the idea behind Dinner with 12 Strangers, a unique program designed to build a stronger connection between students, faculty and alumni.

Mar 14, 2012
Routes e-zine is now available
Monday, the student staff of Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability launched its first full issue of Routes e-zine.

West Elementary students to display book in Alden Library
Alden Library will soon be hosting books by a new group of authors: students at West Elementary.

Swimming and Diving captures mid-major title
Ohio Swimming and Diving has been recognized as the top Mid-Major program in the country by, the publication announced on Tuesday.

Two University policies withdrawn
Ohio University recently rescinded two polices related to the internal procedures of the University Libraries.

Williams to Compete at NCAA Championships This Weekend
Laurin Williams of Ohio Swimming and Diving will be competing at the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Auburn, Ala., beginning on Thursday.

Annual tax assistance program aids international students
For more than 10 years, volunteers of Beta Alpha Psi have helped international students by assisting them in filing their taxes through the Volunteer International Tax Assistance (VITA) program.

Mar 15, 2012
Bexley's Spencer Brooks wins Scripps College Regional Spelling Bee
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Regional Spelling Bee, held on the Athens campus on March 10, 2012, ended with Spencer Brooks of Bexley Middle School accurately spelling the word “theomachy” \thēˈämǝkē\, a word of Greek origin meaning “a battle of strife among the gods.” Spencer Brooks will represent SE and Central Ohio at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, May 27 to June 2, 2012, near Washington, D. C.

Branding OHIO through trademarks
Ohio University has institutional and athletic trademarks on a number of its logos or marks. Trademarks provide assurance to consumers about the standard and quality of particular goods or services. In addition to a number of intangible appeals, such as a certain value placed on the institution holding the marks, trademarks often bring consumers a sense of security, integrity and belonging.

Compass emails will take hiatus during spring brea
University Communications and Marketing will not send out the bi-weekly Compass e-mail during spring break (March 19-23), but will resume the email on Monday, March 26.

Mar 16, 2012
College mourns death of Daniel Marazon, former dean of OU-HCOM
Daniel Marazon, D.O., former interim dean of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), associate professor emeritus of family medicine and medical director of the University Osteopathic Medical Center, died Wednesday, March 14, at the age of 67 after a lengthy illness.

Ohio University Press Event celebrates new book on Athens Asylum
In her upcoming book, "Asylum on the Hill: History of a Healing Landscape," Ohio University alumnus Katherine Ziff cuts through the sensational fog surrounding the Athens mental institution to reveal its early history and purpose in late nineteenth-century Ohio.

University takes steps to secure against Windows Remote Desktop critical vulnerability
To protect against a recently published Microsoft Windows critical vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain full control over Windows systems via Remote Desktop, OIT has begun blocking access to that service from outside the university network.

Oil & gas rights online comment form available
Ohio University campus community members have a fair opportunity to offer their input into potential leasing of mineral rights on state-owned lands on an online comment form.

Mar 19, 2012
Sweet Sixteen tickets go on sale Monday
Tickets for Ohio Men's Basketball's Sweet Sixteen game on Friday, March 23 will go on sale Monday, March 19 at 8:30 a.m. The deadline for all ticket orders is Tuesday, March 20 at 5:00 pm ET.

Bobcats advance to Sweet 16 with win over South Florida
Junior Walter Offutt scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Ohio men's basketball team past South Florida, 62-56, Sunday and into the Sweet 16.

Cherry tree lighting begins tonight
Thanks to this year’s mild winter and early spring, Ohio University will begin the seasonal lighting of the cherry trees tonight.

Eating the right carbs may boost the benefits of exercise
What you eat after a workout could help your body keep burning fat, a new Ohio University study finds. Junior exercise physiology major Ryan Lubbe examined the impact of eating either high- or low-glycemic index foods after exercising.

Mar 22, 2012
OU-HCOM physician receives national service award
Jay Shubrook, D.O. (’96), associate professor of family medicine and director of clinical research at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Jay Shubrook, D.O. (’96), associate professor of family medicine and director of clinical research at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), received the 2012 Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).<br /><br /><br /><br />

Mar 26, 2012
Fracking open forum March 27
Ohio University's President's Advisory Council on Sustainability Planning (PACSP) and the Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee (EECC) will host a public forum on hydraulic fracturing from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, March 27 at Baker University Center Theatre.

Ohio Football begins spring practices on Tuesday
The OHIO football team will begin spring practices on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The Bobcats will take part in 12 practices and two scrimmages in preparation for the 2012 season. Spring practice will conclude at 2 p.m. April 21 with the annual Green and White game at Peden Stadium.

Documentary film 'Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead' shows Friday
Award winning documentary film "Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead" will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, March 30 in Baker University Center 240/242.

Mar 27, 2012
Professor to discuss gender determination of turtles at Science Cafe
Department of Biological Sciences Professor Willem Roosenburg will lead the first Science Café discussion of spring quarter at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Baker University Center Front Room.

OHIO scientists suggest new age for East African Rift
Fossil-rich region may be 25-30 million years old, geology study finds <br />

Voice actress Nancy Cartwright to serve as undergraduate commencement speaker
Ohio University today announced Nancy Cartwright – famous for voicing television's Bart Simpson – as the 2012 undergraduate commencement speaker. She will address graduates during two ceremonies June 9.

Mar 28, 2012
University Libraries wants feedback on new website
The Libraries' staff wants the new website to fully meet users’ needs. In order to achieve this goal they are soliciting feedback.

Entrepreneur to coach for achieving success
Don't miss the opportunity to learn from a successful entrepreneur and coach on April 9, from noon to 2 p.m., in the Baker University Center Ballroom. Jim Speros will deliver a lecture, "Entrepreneurial Ventures On & Off the Field," which will focus on the numerous lessons he has learned and experiences he has lived.

Libraries will distribute LibQual+ survey to students and faculty in April
University Libraries will be distributing the LibQual+ survey to a random sample of Ohio University students and faculty members in April. It is designed to evaluate library services.

Forensics team honored at Ohio House of Representatives
Rep. Debbie Phillips (D) joined other representatives in honoring the Speaking Bobcats at the state Capitol for recently winning the title of Debate Sweepstakes and Individual Events Sweepstakes State Champions at the Ohio Forensics Association State Championship Tournament.

Mar 29, 2012
Gift from OHIO alumnus brings regional campus student to Athens
There are plenty of brilliant young minds that simply need an opportunity to come their way at the right time and place. Such an opportunity materialized for one deserving student with the creation of The Mr. John A. Long Scholarship.

Forums to be held on Parental Leave Task Force report
In the fall, Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit appointed a parental leave task force to examine the feasibility of developing a paid parental leave policy for faculty and staff. The task force presented Benoit with a report outlining its conclusions on Feb. 29.

Ohio University Lancaster student wins another award for No Limits Basketball Camp
An Ohio University Lancaster Campus student has another award to put on his book shelf. But for Cody Sarensen, the awards are not about him, they are about the people he is helping.

OHIO experts weigh in on fracking
Tuesday's public forum on hydraulic fracturing (fracking) offered Ohio University's campus community an opportunity for education and discussion on the potential leasing of mineral rights on state-owned lands.

No Compass Points email today
There will be no Compass Points email today.

Spring Alumni Weekend is April 13-15
All OHIO alumni are welcome back to campus for the Spring Alumni Weekend, April 13-15.

Q2S: A Student Perspective at Ohio University
In this video, OHIO Student Caleigh Bourgeois will walk you through a checklist of things you need to do to make sure you are ready for the Q2S transition.

Mar 30, 2012
University releases special weekend dates
Ohio University recently released the Homecoming and Family Weekend dates for the 2012-2013 academic year.

Occupy movement moving from the streets to the classroom
Since September 2011, the Occupy Wall Street movement has spread across the country representing the proclaimed "99 percent." The once strictly grassroots movement is now seeping into the institutional setting.

Tackling tumor growth: Biology graduate student examines ovarian cancer in the lab
Working as a pharmacy technician while an undergraduate student at Suffolk University, Maria Muccioli regularly heard firsthand accounts from her customers about the unpleasant side effects of cancer treatment.

Earth Month readies to 'energize' campus this April
With its goal of engaging and educating the campus community about environmental topics, the University's annual Earth Month celebration kicks off Sunday, April 1.