Compass Archives

Apr 9, 2010
Road and lane closings begin April 12
Phase 1 of the City of Athens' improvement plan for the Richland Avenue Bridge and the installation of a roundabout will begin Monday and is slated for completion on June 11.

Apr 12, 2010
Appalachian health falls short
Rates for diabetes, heart attacks and obesity are higher than the national rates in nine Appalachian counties, according to a recent study by Ohio University's Appalachian Rural Health Institute (ARHI) and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Family weekends, Homecoming dates scheduled for 2010-11
Ohio University has announced the dates of its Family Weekends and Homecoming for the 2010-11 academic year. Family Weekends are a special part of the Ohio University experience.

Apr 13, 2010
Two students win competitive Critical Language Scholarships
Ohio University students Kayleigh Forhan and Jill Granberg have received the highly acclaimed Critical Language Scholarship.

Apr 14, 2010
Lancaster campus offers Kids in College for 31st year [Regional News]
Kids in College, now in its 31st year, is especially designed for children completing grades three through eight, and will be held in week-long sessions June 14-18 and 21-25, and June 28- July 2 at the Lancaster campus.

Apr 15, 2010
OU-COM to assist physicians with electronic records [OU-COM]
An organization led by the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) will receive more than $1.8 million to assist 404 primary care physicians in 19 Southeastern Ohio counties with implementing electronic medical records for their practices.

Apr 16, 2010
Four students land competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research fellowships [Research News]
Ohio University has received the highest number of awards in one year to date from the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program, a highly competitive program that provides individual students with a three-year annual stipend and educational allowances of $40,000 to further their education. Four current and recently graduated Ohio University students were notified this spring of their successful application to the program.

Apr 19, 2010
Alumna Nancy Cartwright inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame [Communications]
University students, faculty, staff and alumni crowded into Baker Center Ballroom Sunday evening to celebrate excellence in the Scripps College of Communication and to induct celebrated alumna Nancy Cartwright into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame.

University 'abuzz' over administrator's passion
Ed Newman, recycling and refuse manager at Ohio University, is particularly adept at harnessing the talents of honeybees. Having purchased his first hives in 1984, Newman is now a popular resource for locals hoping to try similar start-ups.

Apr 20, 2010
"Boat of Knowledge" project lands $2.6 million grant [Research News]
Ohio University engineering and science graduate students and regional high school science teachers will board a boat on the Ohio River starting this summer to conduct water quality research and learn new skills to engage area teens in science. The National Science Foundation has awarded Ohio University a five-year, $2.6 million grant for the project, "The Boat-of-Knowledge in the Science Classroom (BooKS in Classroom)."

New Commuter Lounge a valuable resource
Developing a connection to Ohio University is a challenge for any first-year student, but commuter students face an additional challenge because they don't live on campus. This challenge was made easier in January, when the Commuter Student Lounge was opened in Bromley Hall.

Apr 21, 2010
SIS replacement nears halfway point [OIT]
OHIO’s Rufus Initiative team will present a halfway point status update to university leadership on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 from 10:00 am to noon in the Walter Hall rotunda. The presentation will be available live online via an Adobe Connect web stream.

Speaking Bobcats talk away the competition
For the first time in 30 years, the Speaking Bobcats of Ohio, Ohio University's speech and debate team, placed in the top five at the 40th Annual National Forensics Association National Tournament held at Ohio University April 15-19.

Apr 22, 2010
Ohio extends Groce through 2014-15
Ohio Director of Athletics Jim Schaus announced Thursday that the department and Ohio men's basketball coach John Groce have agreed in principle to a two-year contract extension that will give the coach a five-year deal through 2014-15.

Apr 23, 2010
Price Drafted 90th Overall by the New England Patriots
Ohio wide receiver Taylor Price was taken with the 26th pick in the third round (90th overall) by the New England Patriots in the National Football League Draft Saturday night. He is the first Mid-American Conference player to be drafted this year and becomes the third Bobcat drafted in as many years.

Apr 25, 2010
Ohio Finishes Seventh at MAC Championships
The Ohio University women's golf team finished in seventh place at the MAC Women's Golf Championship in Fishers, Indiana.

Apr 26, 2010
OHIO news to undergo a renovation
On Thursday, expect Outlook to look different – very different. On April 29, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will unveil Ohio University Compass, a new source for campus news and information.

OHIO and Hocking College collaborate on art exhibit for first time
Ohio University and Hocking College recently collaborated on a art exhibit for the first time. The collaboration came from a conversation between Winsome Chunnu, assistant director of multicultural programs for Ohio University, and Bonnie Proudfout, a faculty member and artist at Hocking College. After talking, they agreed that an artistic partnership would be beneficial for both universities.

Apr 27, 2010
AZA! provides international flare to Moms Weekend
The Ohio University African Ensemble will present the arts of Africa through the annual AZA! dance and music concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 30, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Six swimmers earn Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention
Six Bobcat swimmers have been named to the 2010 Women’s Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention list, announced on Tuesday. Chelsey Bower, Anne Donovan, Lauren Funk, Rachel Heim, Stacey Huber and Amanda Traylor all earned the honors for their great 2009-10 seasons.

Apr 28, 2010
Third Frontier leverages the strengths of many for the benefit of all
With the May 4 election fast approaching, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis took time to explain his position on Issue 1 in an Op-Ed piece. He writes that the issue would authorize the state of Ohio to issue up to $700 million in bonds to renew and continue funding programs for tech-based research and development in support of Ohio industry, commerce and business.

Veganism is popular choice among students
This year, Ohio University's Earth Month observation focuses on sustainability issues surrounding the most fundamental of human needs: food. This weekly series seeks to address many aspects of a sustainable food system, including organic, local, vegetarian, and vegan choices.

Classified employee raising money for English warship
Tonya Seelhorst's admiration for former King of England Henry VIII has led her down a new and interesting path. Seelhorst, an administrative associate in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering recently became the first United States appeal ambassador for the Mary Rose 500 Appeal.

International Week to celebrate global culture
International Week will showcase cultural diversity from across the world with speakers, crafts, music and food. The week will kick off on Sunday with a screening of the documentary "War Child" at 7:30 p.m. in Baker University Center Theater.

President and mayor set expectations for students' spring behavior
With the Athens spring celebrations season beginning this weekend, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl collaborated on a letter to Ohio University students living off campus.

Physicists capture first images of atomic spin
Though scientists argue that the emerging technology of spintronics may trump conventional electronics for building the next generation of faster, smaller, more efficient computers and high-tech devices, no one has actually seen the spin—a quantum mechanical property of electrons—in individual atoms until now. In a study published as an Advance Online Publication in the journal Nature Nanotechnology on Sunday, physicists at Ohio University and the University of Hamburg in Germany present the first images of spin in action.

Black Equestrian Center announces 2010 schedule of shows
The Ohio University-Chillicothe Charles & Daisy Black Equestrian Center has listed its schedule for 2010 shows. The equestrian center is located at 32505 U.S. Route 50, Chillicothe – just east of Chillicothe and west of Londonderry.

Men's Basketball banquet caps remarkable season
Ohio's storybook season came to a spectacular conclusion on Tuesday in the Baker University Center Ballroom as a packed house came to celebrate the achievements of this special group of Bobcats.

A new 'green' for the golf course
Golfers across campus are practicing their swings, gearing up for warmer weather and the start of the season. The Ohio University Golf Course’s grounds crew is preparing as well, ready to continue “green” conservation efforts in course care.

Voinovich School partners probe economic solutions
A lively discussion on how to revitalize Ohio's economy punctuated the Voinovich School's Strategic Partners Alliance meeting on Monday. The forum, titled "How to Kick Start the Ohio Economy: Regional Economic and Business Development," was led by Alliance co-chairs U.S. Sen. George V. Voinovich and David Wilhelm, founder of Woodland Ventures and an informal adviser to the President Obama administration.

Rosser named 2010 Guggenheim Fellow
Ohio University Associate Professor of English Jill Allyn Rosser was recently named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2010 in the foundation's creative writing and poetry category. The Guggenheim Fellowship program provides fellows with the time they need to work on their area of specialization with as much creative freedom as possible.

Printmakers are "Inkahoots!"
Ohio University printmaking students are preparing for the third annual Inkahoots! interactive art-making event. Inkahoots! is a fun-filled four-day art-making event that provides the opportunity for Ohio University students, their families and members of the Athens community to purchase custom-made, screen-printed clothing and prints.

Ohio University Chillicothe offers professional development for math teachers
Ohio University Chillicothe is accepting applications for its Southern Ohio Quantifying Uncertainty and Analyzing Numerical Trends (QUANT) professional development program for math teachers of grades 8-12.

Large OHIO contingent expected at first USO Sustainability Conference
Ohio University expects to have one of the largest representations among institutions participating in the inaugural University System of Ohio (USO) Sustainability Conference, which will be held April 27 in Columbus.

Country artist Dierks Bentley to perform on Tuesday
As a prelude to the release of his new bluegrass- and acoustic-roots inspired album, country artist Dierks Bentley will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Eco-chef Bryant Terry to deliver keynote
Eco-chef and food justice activist Bryant Terry will deliver the Earth Month keynote presentation on Thursday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Baker University Center.

Applications available for Summer High School Honors Academy
The Honors Academy will be held during First Summer Session, June 21-July 23, 2010. It is open to rising high school freshmen, sophomores and juniors who have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 grade scale, or equivalent.

Graduate Student Senate to host discussion on underrepresented students
The Academic Affairs Commission of Graduate Student Senate will host a panel discussion on the trials and tribulations underrepresented students face in higher education at 6 p.m. tonight in Walter Hall Room 235.

OHIO conference to look at psychological aspects of infertility
Ohio University will hold "The Psychosocial Impact of Infertility: A Conference for Health Care Providers and the Community," from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Apr 29, 2010
OIT staff moves to Exchange Calendar on May 1, 2010 [OIT]
On May 1, 2010, the Office of Information Technology will migrate its employees from Oracle Calendar to Exchange Calendar. Once this migration is complete, OIT employees' schedules will no longer be accessible in Oracle Calendar.

Undergraduate research conference on diversity is May 7-8
The Ohio University Office for Diversity, Access and Equity will host an undergraduate research conference titled "Building Community Through Diversity Initiatives," on May 7-8 in Baker University Center.

Student Literary Night gives students opportunity to be heard
The University Program Council (UPC) will present a student literary reading at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Front Room in Baker University Center. The event is free and open to the public.

OHIO welcomes moms for sunshine and activities
Spring is in the air and with the arrival of warm weather, Ohio University students welcome moms to campus for Moms Weekend.