Compass Archives

Apr 1, 2015
Five regional entrepreneurs, inventors receive Innovation Awards at 3rd annual event
Five regional entrepreneurs and inventors have been named recipients of the 2014 Innovation Awards, which celebrate creativity and innovation in southeastern Ohio.

Lancaster Campus Spring Fest 2015 gets underway Monday
Spring Fest 2015 gets underway next week. This year’s theme is “Spring into Action.” Many of the events during the week of activities will raise funds for organizations throughout the community. The week was organized by the Communication Studies Event Planning class.

University provides update on the Innovation Strategy
As a part of the Innovation Strategy, a program is being launched to solicit proposal-driven investments to advance the University's innovation agenda.

YRU Alive? Tour helps students value black lives
Speaker Bryant Kirk White spoke about valuing black lives during his YRU Alive? presentation, hosted by Ohio University's Black Student Union.

Alden Library enters first of five-phase, five-year renovation
Building on its legacy of serving as the intellectual center of Ohio University’s Athens Campus, University Libraries is embarking on a five-year, five-phase, approximately $30 million renovation of Alden Library.

‘Communication Action Heroes’ highlight content, platforms in seventh Symposium
‘Communication Action Heroes’ highlight content, platforms in seventh Symposium

WATH 970 AM to interview President Roderick J. McDavis on Friday
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Friday, April 3.

Holocaust survivor Conrad Wiener to speak April 8
Conrad Wiener has dedicated the better part of his life to holocaust studies and awareness. He will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 8.

Apr 2, 2015
Chillicothe Campus student to attend Harvard
OU-C students continue to make their mark and other news from the campus

Registration underway for 2015 Athens Beautification Day
Scheduled for Sunday, April 19, Athens Beautification Day is considered the largest community service event in the city and provides an opportunity for Ohio University students and year-round residents to work side by side caring for and tending to the community they both call home.

Lancaster Campus OSEA wins Ohio University leadership award
Congratulations to the Ohio University Lancaster Campus Chapter of the Ohio Student Education Association.  The student organization won an Outstanding Programming Award given by Ohio University last night during the 32nd Annual Leadership Awards Gala in Athens.

Donna Coleman piano residency ends tonight with lecture and performance
Renowned pianist Donna Coleman of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Australia’s University of Melbourne will close her residency with OHIO’s Central Region Humanities Center in a lecture-performance featuring piano works by Ohio-born composer Ruth Crawford on Thursday, April 2.

Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 6
This installment of Branding OHIO shows how to become a champion for OHIO’s brand.

Longtime Communication Studies professors to host retirement receptions
The Ohio University School of Communication Studies will host retirement receptions next week for two of its longtime professors, Claudia Hale and Raymie McKerrow.

Men of Black Excellence ceremony recognizes outstanding African-American men
The second annual Ohio University Men of Black Excellence Awards ceremony served as an excellent vehicle to recognize many of the outstanding African-American men on the Athens Campus on Monday.

CHSP faculty member, student honored at Innovation Awards
At the March 31 Innovation Awards, the College of Health Sciences and Professions proudly congratulated both a student working on global health initiatives and a faculty member for their first place wins in developing innovations that advance business and technology in the region.

Athena Cinema to host annual Athens International Film and Video Festival
The Athens International Film and Video Festival will offer a week of independent films from around the world April 3-9. The event will feature more than 300 films from numerous countries and genres.

Apr 3, 2015
CLDC offering several courses during 2015-16 academic year
Ohio University students can earn academic credit while preparing for their futures with a career course taught by the Career and Leadership Development Center.

Faculty and staff support OHIO undergraduate research and creative activities
Faculty and staff support OHIO undergraduate research and creative activities

Senior Week to feature games, gifts, and career preparation
Every spring, the Ohio University Alumni Association and several other units within the Bobcat community work together to launch Senior Week, a week-long celebration bursting with exciting events for all of OHIO’s soon-to-be Athens and regional campus graduates. Senior Week 2015 is scheduled for April 20-25.

Kosher-friendly foods available across campus during Passover
Ohio University Culinary Services will serve kosher-friendly food items at Nelson Court and Shively Court during Passover from the evening of Friday, April 3 to the evening of Saturday, April 11.

OHIO students, organizations honored at Leadership Awards Gala
Approximately 30 Ohio University students and a handful of student organizations were recognized April 1 during the 32nd annual Leadership Awards Gala.

University invites community to discuss Comprehensive Master Plan at open houses April 14 and 15
Ohio University, Athens and regional community members are invited to attend two upcoming public meetings to discuss Ohio University’s Comprehensive Master Plan 2016.

Athens campus awaits Japanese cherry tree blossoms
Those at Ohio University eagerly await the pink blooms of 200 cherry trees on campus each year. The trees are expected to bloom between April 7 and April 9.

Apr 6, 2015
Study abroad and scholarship/grant info sessions on Lancaster Campus April 15
Students at Ohio University Lancaster are getting the opportunity to learn about how to make their dreams of studying abroad a reality. An Opportunities Abroad and Competitive Awards Info Sessions is being held on Wednesday, April 15, in the Brasee Hall North Lobby on the Lancaster Campus. The session is sponsored by Ohio University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Global Opportunities, and Global Health Programs. Representatives from the Athens Campus will be on hand to answer questions.

President of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio to speak at CHSP Grover Lecture
Amy Rohling McGee’s presentation, “Achieving Health Value in Ohio,” will explain the Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s new Health Value Dashboard, which is the first national scorecard to rank states equally on health outcomes and cost.

OHIO students set to begin research with help of Fulbright Award
Three Ohio University students recently found out that they would have the opportunity to conduct research projects funded by the prestigious Fulbright Award in nations across the world.

RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events
RSVP to April 13-16 Innovation Strategy information, collaboration events

Communications and Marketing conducting perception survey
Chief Marketing Officer Renea Morris is inviting all University faculty and staff to participate in the 2015 University Communications and Marketing Perception Survey.

Ohio University RecycleMania gets ready for Recyclympics
Ohio University’s RecycleMania is preparing for its final event, Recyclympics, which will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 8, 9 and 10 on South Beach on South Green.

Teacher Recruitment Consortium scheduled for April 13
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will host the annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium in the Baker University Center Ballroom on Monday, April 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is Thursday
The 2015 Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9.

A letter from Ohio University's Vice President for Finance and Administration
This letter to the editor, written by Ohio University Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Golding, appeared in The Athens News on Wednesday, April 1, 2015.

Apr 7, 2015
Eastern Campus’ McMurray-Schwarz recognized for publication
Paula McMurray-Schwarz, associate professor and coordinator of early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, has been recognized for her recent publication in the “Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education – Volume 1.”

Southern Campus social work students lead hygiene campaign
Ohio University Southern's newly formed Student Social Work Association recently held a hygiene drive, collecting nearly 600 donated items for local middle school students.

Apr 8, 2015
Lancaster Men's Chorus donates to Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign
More than 40 years ago, the Lancaster Men’s Chorus started performing its annual “Ham & Eggs Show” on the Wagner Theatre stage.  Now, The Chorus is giving back to the venue that has supported them for nearly four decades.  The Lancaster Men’s Chorus recently donated $1,000 from its general fund to the Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign.

International Week 2015 to celebrate OHIO’s global family
Ohio University's International Week kicks off Sunday, April 12, and runs through Sunday, April 19, with globally focused events and activities planned throughout the Athens Campus and in the city of Athens.

Annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason is April 25
The Ohio University Center for Sports Administration and Athletes in Action would like to announce that the fourth annual OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital Race for a Reason, Saturday, April 25, in Peden Stadium.

Cutler Scholars Program moving to the Honors Tutorial College
While Ohio University’s Cutler Scholarship Program will remain physically in Trisolini House, it will move administratively to the Honors Tutorial College in July.

Student Expo preparation underway
134 mini binder clips. 800 white name badges. 268 easels. 349 pizzas. To most people, this is just a standard inventory for a meet-and-greet. To those who have been working day in and day out since October, this inventory is the product of months of hard work.

Zanesville Campus’ Green Bobcats hosting community recycle day
Ohio University Zanesville’s environmental club, Green Bobcats, will be hosting a community recycling day on April 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Syrian Tragedy Four Years On ¦ Bassam Haddad, April 9
In his April 9 Baker Center lecture on “The Syrian Tragedy Four Years On,” Bassam Haddad will address the causes and dynamics of the Syrian uprising turned civil and regional proxy war.

Larry Gates to speak at OU-C graduation event
Plans continue for graduation, Casey Oates living the college dream, theater fest scheduled and more news from the state's first regional campus

Apr 9, 2015
Donation made to Lancaster Campus library in memory of late Ohio University Political Science Professor Patricia Weitsman
Two new books were recently donated to the Ohio University Lancaster Hannah V. McCauley Library.  The books, Waging war : alliances, coalitions, and institutions of interstate violence and Dangerous alliances : proponents of peace, weapons of war have tremendous academic value in the political science world, but this donation was more an emotional gesture.  It was a way to pay tribute to a wife and a mother while remembering someone who was special to Lancaster and Ohio University.

Scripps College administrator developing app to battle online trolls
Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for innovation at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, is developing an online tool to combat a growing problem for women news journalists and entrepreneurs – cyberharassment.

‘Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia’ keynote looks at welfare reform in neighboring state
Ohio University’s Wealth and Poverty curricular theme kicked off its first-ever weeklong “Wealth and Poverty in Appalachia” series with a lecture from a West Virginia University professor who’s conducted research on the effects of welfare reform in the Mountain State.

Jim Eno of Spoon to visit OHIO April 14
The Scripps College of Communication and the School of Media Arts & Studies will host Jim Eno, drummer and producer for the critically acclaimed band Spoon, on Tuesday, April 14 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in Glidden Music Hall.

Journalist Elizabeth Becker to speak at International Week event April 17
Renowned journalist and author Elizabeth Becker will speak as part of International Week at Ohio University on April 17 to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Khmer Rouge occupation in Cambodia.

Ohio Athletics Surpasses "The Promise Lives" Fundraising Goal
As part of Ohio University's The Promise Lives Campaign, Ohio Athletics has surpassed its departmental goal of $22.5 million toward the overall $450 million Campaign goal.

Food Justice Course is a week of 'lived experience'
Students in a new Food Justice course spent spring break learning firsthand that it's not just the distance food travels to the plate—sometimes it never makes it to the plate.

Apr 10, 2015
Bobcat Battalion cadets continue development into future lieutenants through critical thinking
The Ohio University Army ROTC Bobcat Battalion conducted their annual Spring Leadership Development Exercise March 27-28.

Health Sciences Research Symposium set for Friday
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are hosting a research symposium Friday that will be available to the campus community via live video stream.

Ohio University Eastern announces STEM Information Night
High school juniors and seniors and their families are invited to attend STEM (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine) Information Night on Monday, April 20, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

Cutler Scholars Program hosts Senior Mentor Dinner
Senior Cutler Scholars, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate and honor the Scholar’s mentors during the 2015 Cutler Scholar Mentor Dinner on March 19.

Jeremy Webster named 2015-16 ACE Fellow
Ohio University Honors Tutorial College Dean Jeremy Webster is one of 47 college and university leaders chosen as a 2015-16 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow.

Human Resources releases IMPACT on Wellness April newsletter
This edition features information on workplace ethics, accomplishing tasks on your to-do lists and giving feedback to your boss.

Matthew Vetter to discuss Wikipedia research April 15
Matthew Vetter, will discuss his research on Wikipedia as the Spring 2015 speaker in the Libraries’ Graduate Research Series. His talk will take place April 15.

Apr 11, 2015
Libraries’ rare books used for research on 'Moby Dick'
Professor Kevin Haworth has formulated some interesting observations about “Moby Dick” using the multiple editions of the texts available in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections.

Apr 12, 2015
Third Backdrop beach charity event is April 17
Backdrop magazine will host the third annual "It’s Backdrop, Beach!" charity volleyball tournament from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 17. Backdrop will donate three-fifths of the profits to the Peanut Butter and Jelly Project.

Apr 13, 2015
OUPD to remove abandoned bikes in June
The Ohio University Police Department will remove all abandoned bikes on the Athens campus in June.

Lancaster Campus awards receptions honors accomplishments of students, faculty and staff [VIDEO]
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington held its first awards recognition reception on Friday, April 10. Students, faculty and staff were honored for their accomplishments throughout the year.

Memorial concert for Richard Syracuse is April 18
The Ohio University School of Music will host a memorial concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Emeritus Professor of Music Richard D. Syracuse on Saturday, April 18.

Vice President for Finance and Administration announces he will not ask Boards to purchase 31 Coventry Lane
OHIO Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding made the announcement April 13.

Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak events are Thursday
For the sixth year, the Athens City Commission on Disabilities will sponsor “Challenged by Choice” and “Disabilities Speak” on Thursday, April 16. The events bring awareness to the obstacles people living with disabilities face on a daily basis.

Students support a tobacco-free campus [VIDEO]
In August 2015, the Ohio University Athens Campus will become tobacco-free. In this video, students voice their support for the initiative.

Alumni discuss alternative career paths for English majors
The Ohio University Department of English hosted its second annual Futures in English Symposium on Friday in Alden Library to demonstrate to its students that anything is possible with an English degree.

Annual Athens Jazz Festival is April 17-19
Ohio University’s School of Fine Arts invites the campus and community to their annual Athens Jazz Festival, April 17-19.

UPC bringing ‘Zoo to yOU’ on April 16
UPC will be holding “Zoo to yOU” from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at South Beach on the South Green of Ohio University’s Athens Campus. The event will include camel rides, a petting zoo, exotic animals and more.

Out of the Darkness Walk to prevent suicide is Sunday
The Bobcats for Suicide Prevention Campaign will host its first annual Out of the Darkness Walk on Sunday, April 19. The student-organized walk promotes awareness and seeks to end stigmas surrounding depression, suicide and other mental disorders.

Transportation and Parking Services to host first annual Roadshow
Ohio University faculty, staff and students are invited to attend the first annual Transportation and Parking Services Roadshow on Wednesday, April 15.

OPIE students visit the Laurels of Athens
The class is currently examining the American family, and having a chance to talk personally with older Americans off-campus gave the OPIE students a chance to learn about local American families.

Food Justice: A week of lived experience
Students in a new Food Justice course spent spring break learning firsthand that it's not just the distance food travels to the plate—sometimes it never makes it to the plate.

Troops, Turmoil and Teargas, Ohio University 1968-70 opens April 16
The Athens County Historical Society and Museum presents "The Sky Has Fallen: Troops, Turmoil and Teargas, Ohio University 1968-1970."

Sociology alumni find passions in business, non-profits, education
Sociology alumni returned to campus in March to talk to current students with stories about finding their passions and applying their skillsets in the business and non-profit worlds.

Sociology-Criminology Grads Discuss Criminal Justice Careers
Three recent Sociology-Criminology graduates returned to campus in March to talk to current students about applying for internships and entering the job market.

Inaugural Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture is Wednesday
Mary E. Weems, a poet, playwright, scholar and friend of late Ohio University Associate Professor of Education Najee E. Muhammad, will perform in his honor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Galbreath Chapel.

Berenson awarded music teachers service award
Gail Berenson, Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, has been awarded the Music Teachers National Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Apr 14, 2015
Lancaster Campus “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” opens Friday with OUL professors as guest spellers
The OUL Theatre spring production opens this Friday, and there’s a special treat in store on opening night.  OUL Faculty members will be part of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.

Sakura lighting underway on Athens Campus
Ohio University’s cherry trees have bloomed and will be illuminated from 8 to 10 p.m. every evening this week.

Southern Campus’ EMPixx Awards highlight student achievement
Nearly 250 students representing 12 high schools from Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia attended the 16th Annual EMPixx Awards at Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

April 23 throwback event to include free concert by the Ying Yang Twins
“TBT with UPC and BSCPB,” featuring a free concert by hip hop duo the Ying Yang Twins, will be held Thursday, April 23, beginning at 5 p.m. on South Green’s South Beach.

Center for PDS Partnerships receives Spirit of the PDS Award
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education’s Center for PDS Partnerships has received the Spirit of the PDS Award. This prestigious national honor recognizes “leadership in, and significant contributions to, the building and sustaining of Professional Development Schools and consistent support for, and participation in, the annual NAPDS Conference.”

Seann Dikkers a key player in Microsoft-funded summit
Seann Dikkers recently participated in a Microsoft-funded research project that analyzed how teachers are using Minecraft in the classroom.

Chillicothe Campus names distinguished alumni award winners
Recipients to be honored during graduation event and more campus news

Apr 15, 2015
Fifth annual Cruise-In fundraiser to be held at the Convo
The fifth annual Cruise-In at the Convo will be held May 16, and is being hosted by the OHIO Alumni Varsity Band (AVB). Vintage automobile car owners and the general public are invited to attend the free event. There will be door prizes and raffle drawings for those in attendance.

Earth Day 2015 to celebrate campus and community
The Ohio University community will recognize Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, during the annual Earth Day celebration from 5-7 p.m. at the Ridges Auditorium.

Annual Women’s Conference at Proctorville Center delivers inspiration
More than 100 women of all ages gathered at the Ohio University Proctorville Center last Friday for the Fifth Annual Women’s Conference.

Columbus as last stop for Ohio University’s 2015 Bobcat Family Reunions
Columbus as last stop for Ohio University’s 2015 Bobcat Family Reunions

Order Balfour class rings and graduation announcements during Senior Week
Graduation is a time for celebration. OHIO Graduates who want to take a piece of Ohio University with them can purchase customizable class rings and graduation announcements during Senior Week.

Come one, come all to see Heritage College unveil its new mobile clinic
Community Health Programs is celebrating the delivery of its new mobile clinic, and wants you to attend! The open house takes place April 30 in the Baker Center Parking Area.

Ohio University Eastern Theatre presents ‘You Can’t Take It With You’
The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern announces its upcoming production of “You Can’t Take It With You” April 16-18 and April 23-25.

Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29
Help sessions offered for Innovation Strategy RFP process April 21-29

2015 Student Expo winners announced (PHOTOS)
More than 800 students presented at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo on April 9, 2015. View the list of award winners and photos from the event.

Apr 16, 2015
Submit your feedback on CIO finalists by Apr. 17
Links to the online feedback surveys are available from within each CIO candidate's recorded session.

VisCom student places in OHIO College of Education video contest
Earlier this semester, Chris Pinchot, an Ohio University Scripps College of Communication senior studying interactive design and interactive media in the School of Visual Communication, won second place in the Patton College of Education’s “Why Public Education is Important” video contest.

Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 7
If you've kept up with University Marketing and Communications’ (UCM) 80’s style Throwback Thursday video series, which began in January, hopefully you’ve noticed a running theme – we’re all about branding!

OHIO Media Arts & Studies students to host SXSW panel discussions
Following last month’s trip to the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, 24 Ohio University students will be hosting two panel discussions to share about their experiences.

New Scripps Howard Foundation CEO Liz Carter visits campus
Liz Carter, who began her tenure as president and CEO of the Scripps Howard Foundation April 1, visited campus to meet with Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth, students, and school directors on April 7, 2015.

Knight fellowship awarded to illustrator Daniel Garrow
Award-winning illustrator and informational graphic designer Daniel Garrow has been named the 2015-16 Knight Fellow in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication.

Students share global experiences during International Week panel
An “Experiencing Diversity Abroad” panel discussion was held April 13 as part of Ohio University's International Week and featured five Bobcats who have traveled domestically and internationally through OHIO global opportunity and outside affiliate programs.

Steam outage May 13-21 will affect Athens campus
A steam outage scheduled for May 13-21 will affect domestic hot water, heat and some cooling services in all buildings that utilize steam systems on the Athens Campus.

Lancaster Campus marks Earth Day with Friends of the Library presentation
Celebrate Earth Day at OUL by hearing Lancaster Campus Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber talk about his research during a Friends of the Library presentation.  Faber is going to give a talk called “Ghosts of Rivers Past: Extinct Rivers and the Conservation of North American Fishes” on April 23 at 7 p.m.

Woman makes 127th blood donation during Lancaster Campus blood drive
Lancaster resident Joyce Guenther made her 127th donation of blood at Ohio University Lancaster on Wednesday.  That means Guenther has donated more than 15 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross since 1975.

CHSP’s Grover Lecturer charts Ohio’s health by the numbers
The HPIO Health Value Dashboard was the topic of CHSP's recent Grover Lecture. The dashboard shows that Ohio ranks No. 47 out of 50 states for health care value.

Cleveland Bobcats gather for first family reunion event of the year
The Ohio University Alumni Association hosted its first of three Bobcat Family Reunions on the road on April 9, bringing together 230 members of the OHIO community at Windows on the River in Cleveland.

Race for a Reason's Fitness Fest concert is April 25
Fitness Fest, which includes a post-race awards ceremony, food, recognition of major fund raisers, and a free concert, will take place on Saturday, April 25.

OMSAR's Cecil Walters says goodbye to students
Walters’ students and colleagues gathered on April 9 in the Baker University Center to thank him for all of his contributions to Ohio University and to their lives and to wish him the best of luck in the future.

Apr 17, 2015
Ohio University announces Bikeway repairs
Repairs to the section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway extending from Richland Avenue to Stimson Avenue will occur beginning early May.

Expo Spotlight: Trevor Magnotti studies the posture of marching band students
Magnotti is a master's student at Ohio University studying athletic training. For his thesis, he is measuring the postural stability of marching band students and how their instruments affect it. He presented his research at the  Ohio University Student Expo on April 9 in the Convocation Center.

Expo Spotlight: Juneann Garnett explores how communication can advance agricultural innovation in Guyana
Juneann Garnett is a second-year graduate student pursuing her master's degree in Latin American studies with a certificate in development practice. She also is the 2014 recipient of Ohio University's John Cady Graduate Fellowship. Garnett currently is working on improving the information stream between researchers and farmers in Guyana, her native country.

100 students, record 72 school districts participate in Teacher Recruitment Consortium
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center held its annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium event Monday, April 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Campus Rec, Intramural Sports to host fifth annual Battleship April 26
Ohio University Campus Recreation and Intramural Sports are hosting the fifth annual Battleship event Sunday, April 26, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Aquatic Center.

CHSP set to welcome first students to new Dublin facility on May 6
The new state-of-the-art Dublin Integrated Education Center is set to welcome its first Physician Assistant Program students in early May.

Southern Campus students earn high honors at Research Expo
When the spring Student Research Expo was held at Ohio University’s Athens Campus, Southern Campus students who competed came away with two top awards: first place in the Appalachian Rural Health Institute and first place in the Regional Campus category.

Southern Campus nursing students, faculty inducted into honor society
Three members from Ohio University Southern faculty, along with seven undergraduate nursing students, were recently inducted into nursing’s honor society, Sigma Theta Tau International, during a special ceremony held at the Athens Campus.

Apr 19, 2015
International Week speaker discusses sanitation efforts, inspires change
An entrepreneur who was named a Top 10 CNN Hero in 2011, Derreck Kayongo delivered the keynote speech for Ohio University’s International Week, sharing with the OHIO and Athens communities his life journey – a journey that began in war-torn Uganda and led to him founding the non-profit Global Soap Project.

Mary Weems addresses sensitive topics during first Najee E. Muhammad Lecture
No sensitive social topic was off the table during Mary Weems' one-woman performance at the inaugural Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture on Wednesday.

Challenged by Choice creates awareness of disabilities in community
For the sixth consecutive year, Challenged by Choice and Disabilities Speak increased awareness about how difficult life can be for people living with disabilities. Both events took place on April 16 and were hosted by the Athens City Commission on Disabilities.

International Street Fair celebrates community’s global diversity (PHOTOS)
Part of Ohio University's International Week celebration, the 33rd annual International Street Fair was held April 18 on Court Street in uptown Athens.

Apr 20, 2015
Down time for May 6 Blackboard upgrade to be shorter than expected
OIT has shortened the anticipated down time for the May 6 Blackboard upgrade from four days to two.

Lancaster Campus athletes celebrate special accomplishments
Three Ohio University Lancaster athletes are celebrating special achievements in their individual sports that all happened on the very same day. Saturday, April 11 was a big day for OUL athletics.

Students, faculty and staff show support for a tobacco-free campus in video series
Two new videos on the Ohio University Tobacco Free Initiative website share student, and faculty and staff perspectives on the transition to a tobacco-free campus this fall.

Russ College students create for good through local bike path design
When Ohio University repairs a damaged section of the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway this summer, it will be long-lasting thanks to the expertise of civil engineering graduate students.

Meet the March Classified Employee of the Month
Meet the March Classified Employee of the Month Pam Douglas! She likes vacationing in Tennessee, country music and "American Sniper."

Master Plan open houses gather feedback, look ahead to next steps
Faculty, staff, students and members of the Athens community gathered to share their thoughts and hear an update on the progress of Ohio University’s Comprehensive Master Plan 2016 at two open house sessions Tuesday and Wednesday.

‘Our Fragile Earth’ program scheduled at Ohio University Zanesville
The community is invited to celebrate Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on Newark Road in Zanesville.

OHIO Hockey named a finalist for National Community Service Award
The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) has named the Ohio University Hockey Team as a finalist for the ACHA National Community Service Award.

Free concert to be held at Ohio University Zanesville
The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its spring semester concert at 7:30 p.m. on April 29 in the Elson Hall auditorium.

Overview of framework plan presented at Ridges Advisory Committee meeting
Members of the Ridges Advisory Committee met earlier this month to provide feedback on content that will be part of the Ridges framework plan developed by consultants Schooley Caldwell Associates and MKSK.

Apr 21, 2015
OHIO Hockey hosts annual Senior Banquet, presents player awards
The Ohio University Hockey Team hosted its annual end-of-season Senior Banquet Sunday afternoon and named the 2014-15 player awards.

Benefits open enrollment closes April 27
The annual benefits open enrollment period will close Monday, April 27 at 11:59 p.m.

Faculty and staff invited to appreciation event April 24
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to an ice cream social at the Baker University Center Bobcat Student Lounge & Patio on Friday, April 24.

Alumnus teams with OHIO and Russ College to create new scholarship for engineering students
Alumnus teams with OHIO and Russ College to create new scholarship for engineering students

Five OHIO students awarded Hollings Scholarship
Five Ohio University sophomores have received the prestigious Hollings Scholarship, offering them financial assistance for a full academic year as well as the chance to intern with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Chillicothe Campus names graduation student speaker
Mishion Payne's college journey mirrors OU-C experience

Apr 22, 2015
Expo Spotlight: Kareem El Damanhoury compares international media coverage
Graduate student analyzes Al Jazeera America (AJA) and CNN’s domestic coverage of the 2014 Gaza War.

How can students use Wikipedia in the classroom?
OHIO's Claude Kantner Fellow Matthew Vetter examines how educators can teach writing and research skills through the free, online encyclopedia.

OHIO students earn Fulbright Awards to teach abroad
Four Ohio University students have earned 2015-16 Fulbright U.S. Student Program English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) awards, bringing the current tally of OHIO student Fulbright recipients to seven.

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

Retirement reception for Vicki Butcher is April 30
Faculty and staff are invited to a retirement reception for Vicki Butcher, Executive Assistant for the College of Arts & Sciences, on Thursday, April 30, from 1 to  3 p.m. in the 1804 Lounge in Baker University Center.

T-Reqs: Where are the dinosaurs this summer?
Where are the dinosaurs this summer? Online, of course.

Physics alum is president elect of the Royal Society
Ohio University alum and Nobel laureate Sir Venkatraman (Venki) Ramakrishnan has been confirmed as President Elect of the Royal Society. He earned a Ph.D. in Physics from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

Students study post-conflict society in Northern Ireland
For the third consecutive year, Dr. Haley Duschinski has led students on a Spring Break trip to Northern Ireland with Anthropology course ANTH 4620: Human Rights, Law, and Justice.

NIH expert offers lessons on successful team-based science
Research teams are most effective when they spur the “productive collisions” of scientific ideas while containing individual conflicts in the collaborative process, according to a federal expert on interdisciplinary research.

High school counselors visit campus, exchange information
Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions is hosting high school counselors on campus April 22-23 in an effort to continue and enhance relations between OHIO and the professionals who play a key role in the college admissions process.

In preparation for commencement ceremonies
More than 3,200 students are participating in the graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.

Meet Sheree Lucas, April Classified Employee of the Month
Meet April Classified Employee of the Month Sheree Lucas. She said she likes Alaska, riding motorcycles and Mustangs. Read more about her here.

Members of OHIO, Athens communities brave the rain for Beautification Day (PHOTOS)
Hundreds of Ohio University and Athens community members didn’t let a little bit of rain stop them from volunteering to spruce up their collective home during the 11th annual Athens Beautification Day.

Southern Campus hosts first ‘Lunch with 12 Strangers’ event
Ohio University’s Southern Campus hosted its first “Lunch with 12 Strangers” event this week.

Five OHIO acapella groups to perform at 2015 Acapella Invitational
The Singing Men of Ohio are presenting the 13th annual Acapella Invitational this Saturday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

CCCE leading efforts to engage faculty in community engagement
Since the the Center for Campus and Community Engagement’s founding in the fall of 2013, more than 120 OHIO faculty members from several campuses have participated in introductory service learning training, with 16 of those individuals recently completing an eight-week intensive training. These efforts have been spearheaded by two faculty members who are serving as OHIO’s service learning experts – Pete Mather from the Patton College of Education and Julie Paxton from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Women's Basketball awarded NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Shooting Award
On April 4, during the Women's Final Four, the OHIO women's basketball team was awarded the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Shooting Award for most improved field-goal percentage for the 2014-15 season.

Retirement party for Joe Adams is April 27
A retirement reception for Joe S. Adams, Ohio University associate vice president of risk management and safety, will take place at 2 p.m., Monday April 27.

Multicultural, Women’s and LGBT Centers to host commencement events
The Office of Diversity and Inclusion invites the community to attend three pre-commencement events hosted by the Multicultural Center, the Women’s Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender Center.

A tale of two Bobcats & the criminal justice system
Two Ohio University alumni and close friends—Marc Houk and Mike Swiger—talked about their careers in the criminal justice system to students in Dr. Nicole Kaufman’s Criminology and Criminal Justice classes in April.

Political science graduate accepted to 11 law schools
What would you do if you were accepted to all 11 law schools to which you applied?  How would you decide where to go?  For Olayemi "Yemi" Olurin, it all came down to the visit (and the scholarships).

A life-long passion for language and culture: Linn Forhan
Linn Forhan, Assistant Director of the Ohio Program of Intensive English, tells us her exciting story of teaching international students at Ohio University, which spans over four decades. She has been a witness to the myriad of changes and transformations in OPIE and the university, and now willingly shares her lifelong passion for culture and language with her students and colleagues.

Apr 23, 2015
Blackboard upgrade: Student Preview mode
The new version of Blackboard lets instructors view and interact with their courses from a student perspective.

Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation will celebrate 364 graduates
Lancaster Campus Honors Convocation will celebrate 364 graduates

A message regarding employee reappointment processes for fiscal year 2015-16
A message from the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Charles Jarrett featured in ‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video series
An associate professor of sociology at Ohio University’s Southern Campus, Charles Jarrett has spent more than 15 years researching the Gullah/Geechee population and its culture – efforts he has used to challenge his students to explore cultures outside of their own.

Expert’s visit, seminars to address OHIO’s international recruitment, retention strategy
International education expert Dr. Daniel Guhr will visit Ohio University on Wednesday, April 29, and Thursday, April 30, and will hold several public seminars related to OHIO’s recruitment and retention strategy for international students.

Sales Education Foundation names Ohio University’s Schey Sales Centre on 2015 “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” List
Ohio University’s Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre announces their recognition as a “Top Universities for Professional Sales Education” program.

Joseph Slade retirement party is April 27
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception Monday, April 27 for longtime professor Joseph Slade.

Faculty and Staff support a tobacco-free campus
Ohio University supports a tobacco-free policy as a major wellness initiative for all members of the OHIO community.

Expo Spotlight: Music students create compositions with innovative instruments
Tired of the limitations of conventional instruments, Turner Matthews and Jake Schlaerth began creating their own. At the 2015 Student Expo, the duo debuted three novel instruments: a motor controlled harp, propane-tank drums and an interactive ceramic tile instrument.

Innovation Strategy Letters of Intent due May 11
Ohio University faculty and staff interested in accessing funding from the Innovation Strategy must submit a letter of intent by Monday, May 11, 2015 to the Research Division’s LEO system.

U.S. assistant secretary of commerce to deliver keynote at Appalachian Ohio State of the Region
Jay Williams, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for economic development, will address, “Manufacturing Workforce: Building Capacity,” in his keynote presentation at the Fourth Annual Appalachian Ohio State of the Region Conference at Ohio University May 12, 2015 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., provided by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Bobcat Battalion cadets participate in Mom’s Walk (PHOTOS)
For the second consecutive year, Ohio University’s Bobcat Battalion assisted in raising money at the Mom’s Walk for a Cure on April 11.

Apr 24, 2015
Seven OHIO students awarded Gilman Scholarships to study abroad
Out of the 11 applicants for the Gilman Award from Ohio University, seven of them recently learned that their dreams of studying abroad would be rewarded.

Inside OHIO: Commencement [VIDEO]
Inside OHIO is a video news tool produced by University Communications and Marketing that’s designed to give you advance notice about events and initiatives taking place at Ohio University.

Meet Buddy, the therapy dog
Meet Buddy, the emotional support dog from Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services at Hudson Health Center. Buddy and his handler, Rinda Gould, work together to assist students in need of support.

Apr 27, 2015
Expo Spotlight: Ashley Maupin takes a new view of tornado damage
Undergraduate geography student analyzes thermal imagery to understand impact of natural disasters.

Lancaster Campus student wins talent competition with bagpipes [VIDEO]
If you’ve ever been walking outside at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and thought you heard bagpipes playing, you aren’t going crazy.  That’s because OUL Student Liz Laner practices playing her bagpipes out by the covered bridge sometimes. Laner is a self-taught bagpipe player and has been playing for about the last 10 years.

Tobacco-free task force shares results of ‘Survey on the Impact of the Tobacco-Free Policy’
The tobacco-free task force at Ohio University is continuing its efforts to prepare the University and communicate the new tobacco-free policy that will begin in August 2015.

Ohio University professor wins international printmaking award
Art Werger, professor of printmaking at Ohio University’s School of Art + Design, has been named a winner of the 2015 Guanlan International Print Prize as part of the exhibition at the Guanlan International Print Biennial.

Ohio University School of Music, chapter receive national recognition
Ohio University’s Collegiate Chapter of the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) has been named “Chapter of the Year.”

Volunteering for Commencement is an annual tradition for two OHIO staffers
Ohio University employees Kevin Witham and Brian McCoy have given a combined more than 40 years of service volunteering to help with Commencement.

Ohio University partnering with Athens, nonprofits to offer many options for students to reuse and recycle during Move-Out
Ohio University is partnering with the City of Athens and local nonprofits to provide on- and off-campus students with opportunities to donate items rather than trash them during Move-Out week Monday, April 27 through Sunday, May 3.

Help shape OHIO's central calendar
OHIO faculty, staff and students, your help is needed to take the central OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) to the next level. Please complete an information-gathering survey by May 8.

Second Museum Studies cohort unveils final project at Kennedy Museum of Art
For the second consecutive year, the students in the Ohio University Museum Studies Certificate Program in the School of Art + Design hosted an exhibition to show off their final project.

Patton College junior Cody Walters excels on wrestling mat and in classroom
Every college athlete has a reason for sticking with a sport. For wrestler Cody Walters, it’s a chance to prove what he’s made of.

Athletics celebrates successful year at CATSPYS
OHIO Athletics celebrated another successful year at the annual CATSPY Awards on Monday on April 20

Apr 28, 2015
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Fairfield Co. Developmental Disabilities Individual Support Coordinator Janie Heston
Janie Heston still can’t believe that she was recently given an award by Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities for doing what she loves to do most – helping others. The Ohio University Lancaster graduate was honored with the McGhee Family Inspiration Award last month during the annual Fairfield DD “Celebration of Possibilities” banquet.

Chillicothe Campus announces full slate of graduation participants is announced
Faculty member Tanya Hire recognized for innovative approach to classroom and other news from the Chilllicothe Campus

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis discusses OHIO’s tobacco-free policy
The latest video on the Ohio University Tobacco-Free Initiative website features an address by President Roderick J. McDavis to the OHIO community in advance of the Athens campus’s tobacco-free policy going into effect in August 2015.

Ohio University Eastern honored by the OVAC
Ohio University Eastern has been selected as the sixth recipient of the Denny Magruder Distinguished Service Award by the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Hall of Fame Committee.

When older adults lose strength, the brain may be to blame
Declining muscle strength is common as people age, which can lead to falls and affect a person’s ability to move and function independently. It’s often believed that a muscle’s strength is directly tied to its mass. However, researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have discovered that muscle weakness in aging populations occurs in part due to a breakdown in communication between the motor cortex, the part of the brain that controls voluntary movement, and muscles. Historically, the motor cortex was thought to affect movement and coordination but not muscle strength.

Alumni College promises diverse courses during On The Green Weekend
Ohio University’s Alumni College lecture series will take place during On The Green Weekend on Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Baker University Center. One additional course will be held on Saturday, May 30.

Apr 29, 2015
Lancaster Campus baseball team wins ORCC East Division title for 4th straight year
The Ohio University Lancaster baseball team completed conference play on Sunday with a 12-0 conference record and won its fourth straight Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title.

Patton College of Education groundbreaking begins historic renovation
Ohio University’s Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education will ceremonially break ground on a $32.8 million renovation and expansion project on Thursday, May 7. The event will mark the beginning of a building project that will bring all five of the college’s departments under one roof.

Spring 2015 Ohio Today Promotes Health
The spring 2015 edition of Ohio Today celebrates manifold efforts in wellness by faculty, students, and alumni. Stories, photos, and online extras span physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health.

Professor of art turns toxic waste into art
John Sabraw acquires the paint used in his natural landscapes in an unusual way. His artist-grade acrylic and oil paint is created from the iron runoff extracted from polluted streams.

Southern Campus’ science program event provides a future glimpse for students
Nearly 50 middle school and high school students from Raceland-Worthington and Russell, Kentucky, visited Ohio University’s Southern Campus recently for an overview of the science program.

New Veterans Center opening a highlight of spring semester
One of the highlights of spring semester was the naming of the new Veterans and Military Student Service Center in honor of two esteemed military veterans with deep OHIO connections. Check out the pictures.

University adds Nissan Leafs to fleet
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services recently purchased three new all-electric Nissan Leafs®. The three automobiles will be available for daily rental in the fall.