Compass Archives

Apr 1, 2013
Faculty gift continues more than half a century of historical costume preservation and study at Ohio Universit
Assistant Professor of Human and Consumer Sciences Schuyler “Sky” Cone has spent her career preserving the garments and textiles of the past and preparing those passionate about it to take up her mantle in the future. Cone, who will retire in June after 23 years with the University, will continue to nurture her passions long after she has left with her $60,000 gift to the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

Student Social Work Association raises money for uninsured woman through Race for a Reason
The Student Social Work Association is using the O’Bleness Health System Race For A Reason as a platform for which to raise funds for the sister-in-law of an alumna who is facing more than $50,000 in medical bills after an accident.

The Patton College of Education
Teacher education has a long and distinguished history at Ohio University; the state’s first public teacher preparation program was launched here in 1886. Today’s Patton College of Education not only trains teachers, but also counselors, administrators, and human services professionals.

Jim Christian named NABC District 14 Coach of the Year
Ohio University men’s basketball head coach Jim Christian has been named the NABC Division I District 14 Coach of the Year, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Friday.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and Ohio University is committed to creating an environment free from the threat of sexual assault, while actively responding to the needs of those affected by sexual assault.

Earth Month full of activities
Every April, people around the world celebrate the environment with a variety of events. This worldwide celebration comes to Ohio University through the Office of Sustainability. OHIO’s annual Earth Month celebration begins with a film on April 3, kicking off a month of lectures, workshops, films, speakers and festivals. These events aim to educate and engage the OHIO community about various environmental subjects, encouraging individuals to change their habits for the benefit of the environment.

Students to present research at International Space Conference
At the end of May Don Flournoy's class will present animations to a professional audience at the annual International Space Development Conference in San Diego. The class has spent the semester exploring the idea of space solar power.

How Southeast Ohio is becoming a hotspot for technology commercialization and entrepreneurs
Over the past decade, with a boost from the state of Ohio’s Third Frontier program, longtime university programs that support faculty research, technology commercialization, and business startups have partnered with government entities and private venture capital firms to create a pipeline for new high-tech companies in the region.

Science Cafe to discuss urban sustainability issues April 3
Professor of Geography Geoff Buckley will host a Science Café discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 3. He will present "Urban Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st century," in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Akron-area alumni and friends celebrate OHIO’s history – and Tudor Revival architecture
More than 60 Akron-area Ohio University alumni explored Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens on Thursday, March 21 during “Bobcats at the Manor House.” Developed by the Akron Regional The Promise Lives Campaign Committee, the event was hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA).

Voinovich School hosts Scholars Forum at historic estate in Ft. Myers, Florida
Leaders and scholars from three Ohio University units met at the historic Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Ft. Myers, Florida, for the Voinovich School of Leadership & Public Affairs’ Scholars Forum, an event that focused on the convergence of technology, entrepreneurship and innovation at Ohio University.

Nuit Blanche Athens All-Night Arts Festival
Nuit Blanche (meaning White Night, in French) is an annual all-night arts festival which is currently active annually in nearly 120 cities from around the world. The festival will be from 5:03 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 to 3:05 a.m. on Sunday, April 7.

Renowned engineering historian challenges public's awareness
Are science and engineering more alike than different? Such is one of the many questions posed by nationally renowned engineering historian Henry Petroski, Aleksander S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and professor of history at Duke University, in his Stocker Lecture last week.

Nuit Blanche Athens Schedule 2013
Nuit Blanche Athens Schedule 2013

Apr 2, 2013
Lancaster student is first on regional campus to be selected for COST
Lancaster student will be the first regional campus student to participate in the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching. Senior Nick Ramsey will be teaching ninth grade science in Perth, Australia next fall.

Go behind the scenes of the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
The 2013 Student Research and Creative Activity Expo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11 at the Convocation Center.

Dean's scratch-and-sniff test in NIH Toolkit will help patients, neurological researchers
Doctors and researchers now have new standardized tools to measure neurologic and behavioral function—including a 5-minute scratch-and-sniff smell test co-authored by College of Arts and Sciences Dean Robert Frank.

President invites everyone to attend the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
The Student Research and Creative Activity Expo will be held Thursday, April 11th, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center.

African Women in Sports Association co-founder headlines Sports in Africa Symposium
Carol Garoes, co-founder and secretary general of the African Women in Sports Association (AWISA) will speak at the ninth annual Sports in Africa Symposium at 4 p.m. Friday, April 12.

D.J. Cooper to play In college basketball all-star game Friday
Ohio University senior guard D.J. Cooper has been selected to play in the 2013 Reese's Division I College All-Star Game. The game will be played Friday, April 5 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

D.J. Cooper named Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
Ohio University senior guard D.J. Cooper was named an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention Monday.

Teaching with Technology: Mobile App Development, iTunes U, and iBooks
Join Jeff Kuznekoff, Greg Kessler, and university IT mobile app developers for a Teaching with Technology triple play on the morning of April 16 in Alden 319 on the Athens campus.

Alumnus Wilfred Konneker talks about entrepreneurship at Ohio University [VIDEO]
Alumnus Wilfred Konneker talks about his role in the creation of the Innovation Center and entrepreneurship at Ohio University.

Apr 3, 2013
African women and children's health issues conference a success
Well-known scholar-activists in the fields promoting women and children's health across the African continent participated in the "Women and Children's Health in Africa: clinical and social perspectives" last weekend.

Apr 4, 2013
Word on the Street - Social Media [VIDEO]
Join Rachel Bailey as she talks with students in Baker University Center about their social media habits.

Great job Betty Woodley!
Meet March 2013 Classified Employee of the Month Betty Woodley.

Cody Walters is MAC Wrestling Freshman of the Year
Redshirt freshman wrestler Cody Walters was selected as the 2013 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year on Tuesday.

Southern Ohio Copperheads host second Wifflemania tournament
The Southern Ohio Copperheads will host the Wifflemania Wiffleball tournament. It will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 21.

"Naked Bodies: Contemporary Issues in Figure Painting" talk is today
Is it still possible to paint a nude and avoid exploitation? Ron Kroutel, Professor Emeritus of Painting at Ohio University, will talk about how he approaches this daunting issue at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4.

Awards gala honors campus leaders
More than 40 Ohio University students and organizations were honored Wednesday evening during the 30th Annual Leadership Awards Gala in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Senior Dance Concert To Take Place April 13 & 14, 2013
he Ohio University School of Dance will be presenting four group and three solo dances created by the School of Dance Seniors as part of their senior capstone projects. They will be shown at the Shirley Wimmer Theater in Putnam Hall, located on East Green of the Ohio University Campus. The performances will be Saturday, April 13 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Sunday, April 14 at 2 p.m.

Child Support: Students explore how to enhance breastfeeding education in Appalachia
Students Holly Strickland and Amy Borchardt worked with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs last year to examine the barriers and facilitators to breastfeeding. They presented findings at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.

OHIO’s Chi Omega Celebrates 100 Years
Ohio University welcomes back to Athens the Tau Alpha Chapter of Chi Omega alumnae April 26-27 for the sorority’s 100th anniversary. Over 200 alumnae from 23 states and the District of Columbia will be attending the centennial celebration.

Top 6 ways to keep your kids safe online
Learn how you can protect your kids from common online threats.

Dean of students finalists announced
The screening committee for the position of Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students has announced three finalists who will visit campus in the coming weeks.

Apr 5, 2013
Japanese students role play social scenes for linguistics class
Chris Thompson chose Japan's communal baths as a lens through which students could study a culture different from their own. But when six Japanese students visited his class last week, the conversation also turned to pop culture commonalities in music, food and sports.

Tropical Disease Institute joins Rotary to raise funds to improve water system
The Tropical Disease Institute (TDI) at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and local Rotary International clubs are joining forces to assist an Ecuadorian village build and sustain a new drinking water system.

2013 Graduate School Fair is April 9
The Department of Psychology is hosting the second Annual Graduate School Fair on Tuesday, April 9 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Syria Teach In highlights unabated brutality on April 16
Three political sciences professors and nearly 100 students will hold a Syria Teach In from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16 in Walter 235.

Backdrop Magazine to host charity volleyball tournament April 12
Backdrop Magazine invites students to participate in "It's Backdrop, Beach," (funded by ufund) to celebrate the magazine's spring release and to fundraise for Passion Works Studio.

President's address to Board of Trustees to be streamed April 19
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis' address to the Board of Trustees on Friday, April 19 will be streamed live on the president’s website.

Apr 8, 2013
CHSP faculty honor retired colleague by creating an annual faculty award
When Lee Cibrowski, former associate dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions, decided to retire after nearly 20 years of service to Ohio University, CHSP faculty came together and created an annual faculty award in her honor.

Campus Red Cross fundraises with Race for a Reason
Ohio University Campus Red Cross is excited to partner with O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason this year. Campus Red Cross's 15 student volunteers serve as ambassadors for Red Cross.

The College of Health Sciences and Professions
The College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP), with more than 8,000 students enrolled in its online and Athens and regional campus programs, is home to Ohio University’s fastest-growing academic programs.

Ohio University computer scientist developing next generation of supercomputers
With the huge amounts of data being processed for modern research into everything from climate modeling to genomics, the development of supercomputers of a significantly higher scale are a priority for today’s computer scientists and engineers, including Avinash Kodi, associate professor of computer science at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Two OHIO administrators create an "on-ramp" to higher education for Appalachian students
Faculty and staff at Ohio University have been called to give back to OHIO’s The Promise Within Faculty and Staff Campaign. In answer to that call, two long-time OHIO employees have joined forces to establish a way to give back for a lifetime.

Administrative Service Awards is April 16
Dedicated administrators at Ohio University will be honored on Tuesday, April 16, at the annual Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony.

What's new in OIT - Spring 2013
Join OIT on April 10, 9 am - noon in Baker 240 to learn what changes are in store for spring, summer, and beyond.

Fire Survivors: How do forest management strategies impact tree growth?
Alexander Anning, a doctoral student in environmental and plant biology, examines the health of trees in forests where thinning or controlled burns have been used to control wildfires.

Alumna to discuss effects of estrogen for Golos Lecture Series
Dr. Debra Skafar, associate professor of cellular and endocrine physiology at Wayne State University, will present “From Molecular Modeling to the Placenta: Multifaceted Estrogen and Its Receptor” at 3 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the Honors Tutorial College’s Common Room at 35 Park Place. Part of the Ellery Golos Lecture series, the event is free and open to the public.

Athens Beautification Day ventures beyond city limits
More than 1,000 Ohio University students and Athens residents are expected to participate in the ninth annual Athens Beautification Day on April 14.

Nuit Blanche festival showcases artistic and cultural diversity
Dance, theater, music, visual art and a variety of different cultures came together for the first Nuit Blanche arts festival in Athens.

Annual Athens Film Festival Celebrates 40th Anniversary
The Athens International Film and Video Festival will celebrate it’s 40th anniversary this year and will run from April 12-18.

School of Music the 2013 Athens Jazz Festival
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the 2013 Athens Jazz Festival. The festival, which will take place on April 12th, 13th, and 14th.

Apr 9, 2013
Ellen Hamrick raises awareness about the first genocide of the 20th century
Ellen Hamrick, an undergraduate anthropology major in the Honors Tutorial College, researches the Herero and Namaqua genocide that occurred in present-day Namibia and the ongoing fight by the victims’ ancestors for reparations.

Katherine Ziff to discuss her book 'Asylum on the Hill' April 16
Ohio University Libraries will host a conversation with local author Katherine Ziff, as part of the Authors @ Alden series on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Neuroscience student to give talk on biology of disorders April 17
It's common for drugs for neurological disorders to have serious side effects. Reetobrata Basu, a doctoral student in biological sciences, is determined to design a safer and more specific drug for individuals with these disorders.

Holocaust survivor Fay Malkin to speak on Thursday
Holocaust survivor Fay Malkin will speak at Ohio University at on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom. Her story is included in the dramatic award-winning movie "No. 4 Street of Our Lady."

David Nagel to discuss the nation's energy outlook
David Nagel, executive vice president, BP America Inc., will present "U.S. Energy Outlook, In the Context of Global Interdependencies" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

Apr 10, 2013
Students win prestigious Hollings Scholarship
Three Ohio University Honors Tutorial College students won the highly competitive National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship, an award that will allow them to pursue a paid research internship in a government lab. 

International Week brings the world to Athens
Ohio University will celebrate its cultural diversity during International Week, April 14–20.

Kennedy Museum to host ribbon cutting for Print Study and Research Center
Kennedy Museum of Art will commemorate the opening of The Harvey and Deborah Breverman Print Study and Research Center, located on the first and second floors of the Museum, with a ribbon cutting and reception Thursday, April 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Summer flipped classroom studio for faculty: Application deadline April 26
The application deadline for OIT's summer Flipped Classroom Studio (7/24-8/21) is April 26. Learn how you can "flip" one of your classes.

Take Back the Night a success in 34th year
Ohio University students and their allies took to the streets to shed light on sexual violence during Take Back the Night.

Spring Opera Scenes 2013
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce the annual Opera Theater Scenes. The performance, which will take place on Friday, April 12th, will feature a variety of operatic highlights and scenes from lyric theater.

Apr 11, 2013
Lara Householder explores how the quality of fat tissue in the body may harm health
In the last two decades, scientists have learned that fat isn't simply a passive storage system for excess energy, but that fat tissue can become dysfunctional when people are obese, explains Lara Householder, a graduate student in nutrition.

Staying safe at 11 Fest
11 Fest is an all-day musical festival for Ohio University students and the Athens public. It is meant to be a fun event, but it is important to remember important safety tips before attending 11 Fest!

Air Force ROTC cadets show the right stuff at Military Ball
Ohio University’s Air Force ROTC held its annual Military Ball April 5 in the Convocation Center.

Alumna Nancy Cartwright to Skype with audience at documentary screening
"Nancy Cartwright: The Voice of Success," a documentary directed by Andie Walla, assistant video producer at Ohio University Communications and Marketing(UCM), was selected to screen at the Athens International Film Festival.

OUAA offers Finals Week Survival Bags through the Bobcat Store
Back by popular demand, the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is partnering with the Student Alumni Board (SAB) to sell Finals Week Survival Bags on the online Bobcat Store. Bags can be purchased for $15 and include several late night study essentials, such as: an OHIO coffee mug, Court Street Coffee vouchers, snack items and Bobcat water.

Cultural Connections to bring families to campus this weekend
In an effort to continue to increase diversity and serve students from a variety of cultural and ethnic backgrounds, Undergraduate Admissions is hosting Cultural Connections this weekend.

Apr 12, 2013
OHIO Eminent Scholar creates scholarship for outstanding history seniors
Professor Emeritus of History and Eminent Research Professor of Contemporary History from 1990-2011 Alfred Eckes, Jr. has established an award for outstanding rising seniors majoring in history who display a high level of achievement at OHIO. Called the Eckes Prize in History, the $5,000 award will be given annually for 10 years and recognizes these well-rounded students who have the highest overall grade point average in all courses taken at Ohio University.

Queer Studies Graduate Student Conference is April 18-19
The Ohio University LGBT Center will host the first Queer Studies Graduate Student Conference, April 18-19, in Baker University Center.

Energy efficiency for the home session is April 30
The Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee of Ohio University will host an educational session for employees and students addressing cost effective home upgrades resulting in decreased utility bills on April 30.

Scripps Innovation Challenge winners announced
Six Ohio University students shared the $10,000 grand prize of the inaugural Scripps Innovation Challenge on April 11 after presenting their idea for a mobile alarm clock app get more young people to consume news.<br />

Alessandro Brogi to discuss America's confrontation with the eurocommunists
Author Alessandro Brogi will present "The Power of Dissent: America's Confrontation with the Eurocommunists" at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at Walter Hall 135.

Noted physician and Civil Rights leader to address OU-HCOM graduates
Distinguished osteopathic physician, surgeon, educator and historic civil rights leader William G. Anderson, D.O., will deliver the keynote address at the 34th Commencement at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM).

University Professor Award ceremony honors great teaching
Ohio University honored the recipients of the University Professor Award in a reception on Thursday. The recipients are Youngsun Kim, Nancy Manring, Art Trese and Ken Walsh.

Apr 15, 2013
Campus leaders to discuss impact of construction projects
This summer, Ohio University will experience multiple construction projects on the southwest side of the Athens campus. These projects will transform the university landscape and address much-needed infrastructure repairs and improvements. But the process of transformation—building for the future—comes with challenges, so University leaders are collaborating to anticipate and mitigate problems.

History organizations bring awareness to University and community through journals and lectures
Flip through the content of The Ohio University Undergraduate Journal of History (OUUJOH) and one quickly discovers this isn’t a standard undergraduate journal. Featuring articles covering topics from attitudes toward malaria in the US-occupied Philippines, 1916 Ireland and the Hungarian Revolution, it's not exactly light, Sunday morning reading.

PassionWorks to join Race for a Reason for the first time
Passion Works, an Athens-based organization that supports collaborations between artists with and without developmental disabilities, will debut in the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason this year in an effort to raise money for the local art studio.

Spotlight on the Russ College of Engineering and Technology
With the largest endowment of any college at Ohio University, the Russ College is home to innovative and forward-thinking meta-engineers and technologists. Faculty, staff and students are leaders who have a far-reaching impact on the world around them and apply their technical expertise to the entire life cycle of a design. Whether in computing, technology management, aviation, or chemical, civil, biomedical, electrical, industrial and systems, or mechanical engineering, the Russ College and its faculty produce world-class research and applications — and the engineers and technologists of tomorrow.

Vision in Action: For the love of arts and sciences
When productions of the Broadway classic A Chorus Line and modern musical RAIN: The Beatles Experience arrived at Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium this year, the shows drew at least one longtime arts fan from the university’s oldest technical discipline.

Don’t Miss “Senior Week” Events
This Fri., April 19, the Ohio University Alumni Association will be hosting two “Senior Week” events – don’t miss the chance to connect with yOUr Alumni Association and grab some free food and OHIO swag while you’re there!

Zanesville Campus accepting applications for nursing program
Ohio University Zanesville is accepting students into bachelor of nursing degree program. The program offers a four-year traditional BSN.

Restoration Ecology students transform landscape of Radar Hill
Students in Jared DeForest’s Restoration Ecology course (PBIO 3/5330) have spent spring semester working on a biodiversity project on Radar Hill, a site on The Ridges. Instead of having a lecture each class, the students apply class principles in the field on Mondays, gaining real-world experience in restoration ecology methods.

Civil engineering students make child’s play of crib upcycling project
Civil engineering students at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology recently joined forces with the Ohio University Child Development Center (CDC) to repurpose baby cribs that were headed to a landfill.

Sound design plays an integral role in progressive theater
Doctoral student Dan Dennis is part of a small but growing field of scholars examining the art of sound design-music cues or sound effects, such as the slam of a car door or a clap of thunder-for the stage.

D.J. Cooper impresses at Portsmouth Invitational
Ohio University senior guard D.J. Cooper continued his string of impressive performances in preparation for the NBA Draft at the prestigious Portsmouth Invitational.

Lancaster Campus' past and future on display at arts fundraising event
The sounds of Section 8, a men’s a cappella group from Ohio University, filled the Wagner Theatre on the Lancaster Campus Saturday to mark the end of an evening where the past and present came together. A special fundraising event for the arts was held on Sat., April 13. The event was called “Ohio University Lancaster Celebrates the Arts: A Reflection and A Glimpse.”

Apr 16, 2013
For area communities, Move-Out matters
As they have for the past 15 years, Ohio University and the City of Athens are collaborating on efforts to divert students’ food and used goods away from landfills and into the homes of needy area residents.

O.U. Lancaster’s Past and Future on Display at Arts Fundraising Event
The sounds of Section 8, a men’s a cappella group from Ohio University, filled the Wagner Theatre on the Lancaster Campus Saturday to mark the end of an evening where the past and present came together. A special fundraising event for the arts was held on Sat., April 13. The event was called “Ohio University Lancaster Celebrates the Arts: A Reflection and A Glimpse.”

Graduate student edition of Perspectives magazine debuts
A special edition of Perspectives magazine that focuses on graduate student research, scholarship and creative work will be distributed on campus this week.

City of Athens to host spring cleanup week April 22-26
The City of Athens spring cleanup will take place April 22-26. During this week, residents can place unlimited bags of trash on their curb and will not be charged an extra fee.

Upcoming state retirement plan changes will affect faculty
Upcoming changes in the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) will have an impact on employee pension contributions of all Ohio University faculty and on the employer contributions to pensions of individuals in the Alternative Retirement Program (ARP) and the STRS Defined Contribution Plan. 

OPERS board approves one-year delay for new retiree health care plan
Ohio University employees who participate in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS) should be aware of changes in the health care plan for new retirees.

Apr 17, 2013
Siblings create winning design for new medal that celebrates innovation
When siblings Jayne and Gregory Seymour heard about the design competition for Ohio University’s new Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, they couldn’t resist taking on the challenge.

A big Beautification Day for Athens
Athens was covered in a sea of blue on Sunday as volunteers participated in the largest Athens Beautification Day to date. Over 1,400 participants combined to form more than 70 groups that worked on projects on the Ohio University campus, in city neighborhoods and sites across the county.

Student Expo 2013: A look back in photos
More than 650 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 11, 2013 at the Convocation Center. The winners of each judging category are now available online at

OHIO proves importance of recycling in RecycleMania
Ohio University's Athens campus finished first among Mid-American Conference (MAC) schools in four categories, according to final RecycleMania results, released Monday.

OHIO ranked in Top 100 Most Social Media Friendly Libraries
The Ohio University Libraries are being ranked #33 on LibraryScienceList.coms 100 Most Social Media Friendly College & University Libraries for 2013.

Libraries' resources stimulate Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
Ohio University recently held its annual Student Research and Creative Activity Expo supported by the Vernon R. and Marion Alden endowment fund. Each year, the Libraries’ presented its own awards to participants.

Toni Blackman talks hip-hop for International Week
Toni Blackman, hip-hop artist, author, and cultural specialist, delivered the keynote speech for Ohio University's annual International Week.

University honors three outstanding administrators in annual ceremony
Ohio University recognized three of its best administrators on Tuesday at the Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Administrators' Years of Service ceremony in Baker University Center Ballroom.

Apr 18, 2013
STEM Day brings prospective students to campus
On Thursday, April 18, Ohio University welcomes more than 200 prospective scientists, engineers, mathematicians, medical specialists, and technology experts to campus as high school students and their families attend STEM Day.

Coaching Education program to host free symposium Saturday
The Ohio University coaching education graduate program is hosting its annual symposium on Saturday, April 20 in Athens. The day-long event is free to those interested in pursuing a career in coaching.

Farewell to Scripps is April 26
On Friday, April 26, a “Farewell to Scripps Hall” will be held to join students, faculty and alumni in saying goodbye to what has been the home of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism for 27 years.

Athens Refresh: Students needed to clean up Palmer Street
Ohio University students are making a great effort to refresh the streets of Athens by implementing a community cleanup after the annual fests. Their next target is Palmer Fest.

Basketball legend Gary Trent to enter MAC Hall of Fame
Former Ohio University forward Gary Trent is one of seven athletes set to be inducted into the Mid-American Conference Hall of Fame, the league office announced Thursday.

Student Enhancement Awards announce spring 2013 recipients
The Ohio University Student Enhancement Awards have provided 21 students with a total of $116,125 in funding for their original research, scholarship and creative work this spring.

Summer 2013 Flipped Classroom Studio for faculty: Apply by April 26
This summer, the Office of Information Technology’s Academic Technologies (AT) will facilitate a Flipped Classroom Studio for faculty.

Apr 19, 2013
Blackboard update/outage planned: May 9-10, 2013
OIT has scheduled maintenance for Blackboard from 12:01 am on Thursday, May 9 through 5:00 pm on Friday, May 10 to apply Service Pack 9 and to enable Blackboard’s built-in blog, wiki, and journal tools. During this time window, Blackboard will be unavailable.

Lancaster student doesn’t let anything stand in her way
Ohio University Lancaster April Student of the Month Mystique Hicks is a few classes away from finishing her bachelor's degree despite having Attention Deficit Disorder and being dyslexic.

Ceremony honors Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award winners
This year's Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award recipients are Jennifer Bauer, Alex Lunka, Kevin Hales and Meryl Weaver.

Faculty encouraged to apply by April 30 for OIT executive director position
Faculty interested in determining the future direction of academic technologies at Ohio University are encouraged to apply for OIT's new Executive Director for Instructional Technology & Research position.

University trustees discuss investments, guaranteed tuition
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed immediate and long-term strategies to support and enhance the core mission of the University during two days of meetings on the Athens campus.

Problem Solved: How math literacy can improve quality of life
Before studying math education at Ohio University, Daniel Showalter spent five years teaching and backpacking all over the world. On one trip, he witnessed something that sparked his passion for using math to help people.

Apr 22, 2013
Athens County Food Pantry partners with O'Bleness Health System Race for a Reason to feed the hungry
Athens County has one of the highest poverty levels in Ohio, putting many families at risk of hunger. The Athens County Food Pantry has partnered with the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason to help feed the Athens Community and raise awareness of the local need.

UCM releases 'teaser' trailer for new OHIO marketing campaign
University Communications and Marketing has produced a teaser trailer announcing a new marketing campaign for Ohio University slated to debut in the fall.

OHIO alumnus supports Eastern Campus students through scholarship
After speaking with OHIO’s Eastern Campus Dean Richard Greenlee, alumnus Thomas Costello, Jr. began to understand the unique challenges and needs of Ohio’s Appalachian students. In support of this often forgotten population, Costello established the Costello Scholarship for Appalachian Students, a fund that specifically benefits students enrolled at the Eastern Campus.

Spotlight on: The College of Business
The Ohio University College of Business is committed to providing a transformational professional business education that redefines the traditional educational experience.

Delfin Bautista to direct LGBT Center
The LGBT center has hired a new director. Delfin Bautista will begin on June 1.

Lancaster Communication Studies students spread the word to end the word
Students in Shianne Swinehart's Communication Studies 1010: Fundamentals of Human Communication class want to raise awareness for individuals with developmental disabilities and stop the use of the word "retarded" through a series of events and activities.

Finance scholarship honors the memory of a dedicated teacher
Roger Shelor played many roles in his life: restaurant manager, military intelligence officer, scholar of finance; husband, father, devout Christian. But at Ohio University, he is best remembered as a dedicated teacher. Even after being diagnosed with terminal cancer in winter 2012, he continued to teach—even into fall semester, with online lectures that he videotaped in advance. So when Shelor’s colleagues in the College of Business wanted to find a way to honor his memory, establishing a scholarship seemed the most fitting choice.

Summer hour guidelines released
To further support the work/life balance for Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

Your OHIO Film Festival winners announced
Students, alumni and friends recently took up their cameras and submitted videos for the first Your OHIO Film Festival. Now, it’s up to the fans of Ohio University to pick a People's Choice from the category winners.

Students present research in The Interlink Alliance African American Males forum
Three Honors Tutorial College students from Ohio University had the unique opportunity to participate in a The Interlink Alliance policy planning session.

International Street Fair brings the world to Court Street
2013’s International Week at Ohio University culminated Saturday, April 20, with the International Street Fair.

Former Templeton Scholar and Harvard Law graduate to speak at Kushinda
Shaylyn Cochran, an Ohio University and Harvard Law School graduate, will deliver the keynote address at Ohio University's annual Kushinda and Ritos De Pasaje Graduation Celebration at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Ohio University engineering student wins national Institute of Industrial Engineers scholarship
An industrial and systems engineering student at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received the nationally competitive President’s Scholarship from the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE)

Freshman chemical engineering students get a taste of design
Freshmen in the introductory chemical engineering course at Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology are learning more than just the principles of applied chemistry – they’re learning to work as a team on their freshman design projects.

Ohio University Research Committee selects eight proposals for spring funding
The Ohio University Research Committee has selected eight faculty proposals for funding during its spring 2013 cycle. In total, the committee awarded $62,832 to projects on topics such as identifying the genetic traits of individuals with social anxiety disorder and studying the historic journals of European nuns.

President McDavis comments on University budget
President Roderick J. McDavis sent his thoughts about the University's budget in an email to campus on Monday.

Apr 23, 2013
University Human Resources announces raise distribution guidelines for 2014
On Monday, University Human Resources announced the raise distribution guidelines for 2014 in an email to employees.

Tech Ability 2013 raises awareness of accessibility issues
Over 100 attendees from 11 different institutions attended OIT's Tech Ability workshop earlier this month.

My OHIO sign-in to get facelift on April 27, 2013
At 7am on 4/27/23 the sign-in page for My OHIO will be replaced with a generic Ohio University login page.

Apr 24, 2013
Sarah Green finds creative expression through poetry and song
Sarah Green has an artistic energy that inspires her to write both for the page and the stage. The doctoral student in English is a nationally award-winning poet and songwriter.

Student speakers are named for OU-C's Recognition of Graduation event
Student participants and faculty marshals have been named for the upcoming Recognition of Graduation event at Ohio University-Chillicothe. OU-C will salute students who have earned their college degrees during the 2012-13 academic year at 7:30 p.m. on May 3 in the Shoemaker Center.

Lancaster Campus Professor Brian Hoyt wins Presidential Teacher Award
Lancaster Campus Business Management Professor Brian Hoyt has been selected as one of the Presidential Teacher Award winners for 2013.

OU-C military veteran Jonathan Parker discovers healing power of music
Jonathan Parker is no ordinary Ohio University-Chillicothe student. He is a combat veteran with a passion for music.

Alumnus named chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents
The governor's office announced today that Gov. John Kasich has named former Ohio state representative and Ohio University alumnus John Carey chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents.

Great job John Dehmann!
Meet January Classified Employee of the Month John Dehmann.

OUPD to remove abandoned bikes in June
The Ohio University Police Department will remove all abandoned bikes on the Athens campus in June.

Branding OHIO: it's you
The new campaign is based on research that revealed that the heart of Ohio University is rooted in providing an accessible, engaging student experience.

In preparation for commencement ceremonies
More than 4,800 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 3, and Saturday, May 4.

Nancy Cartwright Skypes with documentary screening audience
Ohio University alumna Nancy Cartwright, the voice of TV personality Bart Simpson, Skyped with students, faculty, and community members on Tuesday.

Economics student's career plan is on the RISE
Nick Jones is on a frenetic pace this semester. He is helping to manage $2.1 million in equities.

Apr 25, 2013
LINKS among recipients of UCM Social Justice Awards
Ohio University’s LINKS program was presented with the United Campus Ministry’s Social Justice Award on Wednesday, April 17.

O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason is this Saturday
Have you signed up for the O’Bleness Health System Race for a Reason yet? It is not too late! Visit to register. Be a part of the largest charity-based race event in Southeast Ohio. This event features three separate races and allows you to choose your reason to run.

Chemical engineering students win three prizes at national environmental design contest
Two teams of chemical engineering students from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology won awards at the recent Waste-management Education and Research Consortium’s (WERC) 2013 Environmental Design Contest won three prizes.

Ohio University College of Business hosts Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership Conference
Ohio University’s College of Business will host the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership Conference this weekend, April 26-28, at the Ping Center.

International and out-of-state productions highlight film screening
More than 75 students from Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies will finally see their hard work pay off when their four short films debut on screen at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Mitchell Auditorium.

New name, new location, new outlook for Disability Services
Ohio University’s Office of Disability Services has made several transitions toward better serving the OHIO community this year, including changing its name to Student Accessibility Services.

West Union Street Office Center evacuation update
Vice President of Finance and Administration Stephen Golding updated the campus on the evacuation of the West Union Street Office Center.

Apr 26, 2013
The Heart of the Matter: Adam Jara balances heart research with clinical training in unique program
Torn between earning a Ph.D. or a medical degree, Adam Jara soon learned that at Ohio University, he could do both. The Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine offers a dual degree program that allows participants to pursue an intensive research program in addition to medical school education.

Tips on handling suspicious packages or letters
Here are some tips on handling suspicious packages from Ohio University Department Risk Management and Safety

What faculty & staff need to know about May 18 Catmail upgrade
The Microsoft upgrade on May 18, 2013 will improve Catmail access by synchronizing students' Catmail & OHIO passwords.

Jordan Williams overcomes struggles to enter college
Jordan Williams' journey to Ohio University was not easy, though he is nothing if not positive. On recalling the past, he says, "I am a big believer that everything happens for a reason."

Jenny Hall-Jones named dean of students
Vice President for Student Affairs Ryan Lombardi announced that Jenny Hall-Jones will become the permanent associate vice president for student affairs and dean of students on May 1.

Senior SAB members select winner of Faculty Excellence Award
When the Ohio University Alumni Association’s Student Alumni Board (SAB) holds its annual ceremony to induct new members, they always take time to recognize one of the things that sets OHIO apart: the excellent instruction OHIO students receive from the University’s faculty.

Alumni recruiting high school students via The Postcard Project
Ohio University alumni from across the nation are reaching out to newly admitted students to encourage them to attend their alma mater through The Postcard Project.

OU-HCOM Schweitzer Fellow aims to reduce addiction in southeastern Ohio
The Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services reports that during the last two decades, the number of Ohioans seeking treatment for opiate addiction has more than tripled. Between 2004 and 2008, Athens County witnessed a higher number of deaths than the state average per 100,000 residents.<br />Moved by this alarming statistic, Bridget Schoeny, a medical student and Family Medicine primary care associate at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), set out to positively impact the degree to which drug addiction was affecting her southeastern Ohio neighborhood.<br />

Spring 2013 issue of Ohio Today now available
Think you know everything about your colleagues on campus? Well, have you heard of the aquatic ape? Do you know which professor can build a whale puppet in one night? And who has a plant with a brain – or at least, once claimed to have one? Read about these unique moments in the classroom and more in the feature story “The Dean Came to Visit … And I Lectured on the Aquatic Ape” in the Spring 2013 issue of Ohio Today.

Associate dean Laurie Hatch to focus on student success
Laurie Russell Hatch will become associate dean for Students, Instruction and Curriculum in the College of Arts & Sciences on July 1, Dean Robert Frank announced.

Apr 29, 2013
2013 benefits open enrollment ends May 17
The annual benefits open enrollment period has now begun. This year's benefits open enrollment will be conducted online. All employees are asked to participate in the open enrollment process.

Word on the Street - Need a Laugh? [VIDEO]
Rachel Bailey talks to Ohio University Bobcats about what they do when they need a laugh, and shares some of her "Word on the Street" bloopers.

2013 summer construction projects
Here’s what’s happening on the Ohio University Athens campus this summer:

President Emeritus Robert Glidden returns to Athens campus [VIDEO]
In April, President Emeritus Robert Glidden returned to Ohio University as a guest professor and conductor with the School of Music.

Football player Eric Herman selected in NFL Draft
Offensive lineman Eric Herman was selected by the New York Giants in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Flipping at class? Flip the prep, too...
Guest blogger Sam Girton talks about why it's worth investing time up front to flip a classroom session.

Mission Possible: Conference explores the changing landscape of volunteerism in Appalachia
More than 80 attendees of the Mission Possible conference last week at the Athens Community Center learned about effective strategies for recruiting, training and evaluating volunteers for Appalachian community organizations.

Your OHIO Film Festival People's Choice winner announced
Megan Dzurec's video took the People's Choice prize in the Your OHIO Film Festival. The weeklong contest ended on Friday at 5 p.m.

Human Resources to use program to gauge customer satisfaction
Human Resources to use program to gauge customer satisfaction

Communications officers essential to OUPD success
A police department communications officer is responsible for answering and responding to all 911 calls that come into the police station on a daily basis. It is the job of a PCO to decide how to handle each individual situation, in addition to manage the station’s desk and general public. The Ohio University Police Department is fortunate to have a wonderful staff of communications officers, including Stephanie Egan and Dianna Fisher.

Video highlights triumphs of College of Business
A new video released by Ohio University's College of Business highlights numerous points of pride, including its recent ranking among the top 50 undergraduate business programs in the country.

Senior named top student university food service employee in the U.S.
Jesse Adams, centralized student employment hiring coordinator for Ohio University Culinary Services, has been recognized as the 2012–13 NACUFS National Student Employee of the Year.

Columbus-area students get sustainability lessons on campus
Ohio University welcomed 55 ninth-grade students on April 19 for an event focused on fun and sustainability.

End-of-year tips ensure smooth moves and no tickets
As move-out and commencement approach, Ohio University students, friends and family members are encouraged to plan ahead and take note of parking regulations and move-out procedures.