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May 1, 2011
Academic Policy changes effective with summer term
Changes in three academic policies will take effect in summer 2011. These changed policies apply to all undergraduate students, regardless of catalog of entry: full-time student status designation, retakeable/repeatable courses, and academic probation. The resolutions to change the policies were passed by Faculty Senate in June 2010 and approved by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit.

Record funding award given to Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations’ $105 million award to Ohio University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine represents the largest private donation ever given to a college or university in Ohio.

May 2, 2011
Noftz Retirement Reception 5/6/11
The Human Resources Department invites all members of the university community to join in the celebration of the retirement of Brenda Noftz.

Lot 40 closed May 5-8
Lot 40 near Seigfred Hall will be closed for parking beginning at 11 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 to accommodate an event occurring in the area. The lot will remain closed through the end of the day on Sunday, May 8.

Women of Appalachia Project presents 'Women Speak'
On Thursday, May 12, at 6 p.m. the Women of Appalachia project (WOAP) will present "Women Speak," an evening of story, poetry, dance and song, in the Baker University Center Theater, on the Athens campus of Ohio University.

Crime Alert issued for sexual imposition
A Crime Alert has been issued for an incident of sexual imposition.

Research, graduate college top administrator leaving for University of Houston
Ohio University Vice President for Research and Creative Activity and Dean of the Graduate College Rathindra Bose has been named the vice chancellor for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston System and vice president for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston.

Dan Evans to retire as executive dean of regional higher education
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced today that Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education and Vice Provost of E-Learning Ohio and Strategic Initiatives Dan Evans will retire from his position as executive dean on June 30.

Alden Library announces new mobile app
The Alden app is now available in the Apple App Store and Android Market or by accessing directly from your smartphone.

Earth Month wrap-up video
Ohio University celebrated Earth Month during the month of April. Here's a look back at some of the many activities that OHIO's Office of Sustainability hosted.

Top entrepreneur to speak May 3
Donald Kuratko, the executive director of the Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the Ohio University Inn Ballroom.

Fast treatment: Kayla Bober studies new way to manage type 2 diabetes
Kayla Bober will be one of more than 600 students to present research at the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo May 13.

Andy Alexander, faculty, staff honored at Scripps celebration
Veteran journalist and Scripps College of Communication alumnus Andrew Alexander, BSJ ’72, received the college’s highest honor Sunday, May 1, when he was inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame at the annual Scripps College Celebration.

May 3, 2011
East Timor ambassador to speak Friday
The Ohio University Center for International Studies and Southeast Asian Studies Program will host an International Studies Forum featuring East Timor Ambassador to the United States His Excellency Constancio da Conceição Pinto from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, in Bentley Hall 124.

University joins national collaborative on high-risk drinking
Ohio University has recently joined the Learning Collaborative on High Risk Drinking. The collaborative will use comprehensive evaluation and measurement techniques to confront this problem.

State Government Alumni Luncheon to host Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor
Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor James Petro will give the keynote address at the 28th Annual Ohio University State Government Alumni Luncheon at noon, Wednesday, May 4, at the Athletic Club in Columbus.

President McDavis announces appointment of director of government relations
On Tuesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an e-mail to all University employees regarding the appointment of a new director for government relations.

Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is May 13
The Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 13, 2011, at the Convocation Center.

Two OU-COM students selected for Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) announced the selection of its inaugural class of Columbus Schweitzer Fellows, two of whom are students at OU-COM.

Holocaust survivor John Koenigsberg to speak on campus
Holocaust survivor John Koenigsberg will speak at 7 p.m. Monday, May 9, in Baker University Center Theatre.

May 4, 2011
Alumni Leaders Conference will be May 12-14
Fifty alumni chapter and society leaders from across the country will be back on campus, going to educational sessions for alumni volunteers and sharing rooms in the residence halls during the annual Alumni Leaders Conference on May 12-14.

Former OHIO hockey coach elected into Hall of Fame
Former Ohio University Head Hockey Coach Craig McCarthy was elected into the ACHA Hall-of-Fame as the sole member of the 2011 class. He served as head coach of the Bobcats from 1993-2001.

More than 600 Ohio University students to showcase research, creative work May 13
Ohio University hosts the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo annually to demonstrate the results of its student research, scholarship and creative activity inside and outside of the classroom. About 600 undergraduates, graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows will present 500 projects this year.

Russ College professor receives National Science Foundation grant
Professor Bob Williams received a two-year, $200,000 NSF grant to develop a computer program that employs a small mechanical arm to enable students to feel and interact with the physical forces they program in statics and dynamics courses.

Soccer camp to train African coaches and teach area youth
Early this summer, area youth will have a unique opportunity to learn soccer from an African perspective when about 40 youth soccer coaches from Ghana, South Africa and Senegal visit Athens.

Professor's battle with leukemia enhances nursing curriculum
When illness strikes, it can be unbearable and seem senseless. For Ohio University Zanesville nursing professor Sue Stoner, it became an opportunity to highlight the compassion required of the nursing profession.

Then and Now: A history of flooding on the Athens campus
This ‘Then & Now’ takes a look at some historical images of flooding on Ohio University’s Athens campus.

May 5, 2011
President invites OHIO to Walter International Education Center grand opening
On Thursday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an e-mail to the entire OHIO community inviting them to participate in the grand opening of the Walter International Education Center.

More than 600 students to participate in Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
More than 600 Ohio University students will present original work at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo Friday, May 13. The annual event will be held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center.

President and mayor urge students to be responsible citizens this spring
President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl sent a letter to students that asks them to be responsible residents this spring.

Top entrepreneurship scholar encourages innovative thinking
Donald F. Kuratko, Indiana University professor of entrepreneurship, told the large crowd to think innovatively and not be afraid to share new ideas.

Shafer Street shutdown notice
Due to the repair of a storm sewer line under the Convocation Center parking lot and Shafer Street, excavation will require that Shafer Street and a section of the Convocation parking lot be temporarily closed beginning at 7 a.m. on Friday, May 6.

May 6, 2011
President speaks in Alaska on Saturday
President Roderick J. McDavis delivered his speech, "The Value of Education and Community," at the Brotherhood Inc.'s ninth annual scholarship dinner in Anchorage, Alaska, on Saturday.

Swimmer Rachel Heim is Mid-Major All-American
Ohio senior Rachel Heim was named a Women's First Team Mid-Major All-American by

Nutrition students develop menu solutions for chronic disease
Ohio University nutrition students are designing a gluten-free menu for Thursday, May 12, for the Atrium Café in Grover Center.

President invites OHIO to Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
On Friday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent a message out to the entire OHIO community to invite them to the Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.

Important advising information for fall priority registration
On Friday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent a message to all OHIO faculty and staff regarding advising for fall.

Fall advising and registration update
Students and advisors alike will have new tools and new procedures to follow this month as they prepare for fall priority registration.

Sophomore Keith Hawkins wins Goldwater Scholarship
Ohio University sophomore Keith Hawkins won the prestigious Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship, and two other sophomores, Ethan Cottrill and Sarah Wyss, received honorable mention status.

May 8, 2011
International Week kicks off May 14
Between May 14 and 22, the University will celebrate its global heritage through music, food, crafts and speakers – including Arun Ghandi, the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

May 9, 2011
Women in Philanthropy celebrate "Divas and Desserts"
Women in Philanthropy of Ohio University (WIP) hosted "Divas and Desserts" April 27 at Walter Rotunda. This mixer was the first event of the "OHIO Women Making a Difference Conference."

University invited to reception to celebrate transformational gift
Ohio President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit invite OHIO to a reception to celebrate The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations' historic, transformational gift to the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM).

Two VisCom students snag four design awards
Two School of Visual Communication students, Alyson Morris and Tristan Wyatt, won four awards for their entries in the 12th Annual Design Contest for College Students.

Charles Smith's play set to open in Chicago
Ohio University Distinguished Professor of Theater Charles Smith's newest play, "The Gospel According to James," runs May 14-June 12 at Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.

Chancellor addresses OHIO alumni at annual state government luncheon
More than 150 Ohio University alumni were honored May 4 at the 28th Annual Ohio University State Government Alumni Luncheon at the Athletic Club of Columbus.

Dewald appointed as interim dean of College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced today the appointment of Howard Dewald as interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. Dewald is currently an associate dean in the college.

Glidden Visiting Professor speech part of African Cultural Week
2011 Robert and Rene' Glidden Visiting Professor Omofolabo Ajayi-Soyinka will deliver, "Fela...And His Politics Became Music," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

OHIO continues budget discussion at latest forums
OHIO's budget discussion continued during two open forums held last week.

Semester course offerings schedule being created early to assure smooth transition
With all curriculum now approved in semester format, the scheduling time patterns set, and the creation of a draft classroom and laboratory scheduling policy, the Q2S Transition Office will now turn to academic units for assistance in developing a prototype semester schedule of classes for fall 2012.

African Cultural Week celebrates the power of transformational contributions
Ohio University's 2011 celebration of African Cultural Week is set to emphasize its theme, "Transformational Change," by honoring individuals who have made a significant contribution to the development of the continent of Africa.

Registrar updates OHIO on fall 2011-12 course offerings
On Monday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an e-mail to the entire Ohio University community regarding fall quarter course offerings.

Word on the Street: Residence Halls
With so many different types of residence halls at Ohio University, options are anything but limited. We asked students at the Baker University Center about their best moments living on campus.

OHIO study: Immature skull led young tyrannosaurs to rely on speed, agility to catch prey
While adult tyrannosaurs wielded power and size to kill large prey, youngsters used agility to hunt smaller game, said Ohio University paleontologist Lawrence Witmer.

May 10, 2011
Spring Dance Concert blooms with talent
The Ohio University School of Dance presents its annual Spring Concert, May 20, 21 at 8 p.m. in the Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater, Putnam Hall. Tickets are $8.00; free for OHIO students with a valid student ID through Arts for Ohio.

Higher One Payments, Inc. and Adirondack Solutions Partner at Ohio University
Higher One Payments, Inc., a technology and financial services company focused on the higher education market, announced today that it has successfully integrated with Adirondack Solutions at Ohio University.

Open forums scheduled for director of sustainability finalists
The Ohio University community is invited to participate in open forums with finalists for the position of director of sustainability.

Jane Crace is March Classified Employee of the Month
Jane Crace is the March Classified Employee of the Month. Learn more about her by reading her Q&A in Compass.

BioVenture & Innovation Showcase to feature faculty research start-ups, regional entrepreneurs May 24
BioVenture & Innovation Showcase to feature faculty research start-ups, regional entrepreneurs May 24

May 11, 2011
Supporting our Transformative Learning Community
Since making their first gift to Ohio University in 1988, Alumni Robert D. and Margaret M. Walter have committed more than $17 million in support of OHIO and have left an indelible mark on the University.

Research symposium to encourage students to redefine diversity
Ohio University will host its second annual Student Research Symposium on Diversity on Friday, May 20, at Brasee Hall on Ohio University's Lancaster Campus.

Mechanical engineering students unveil assistive designs
Senior mechanical engineering students from Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology presented their assistive design projects Saturday.

Russ College honors faculty and staff
Faculty and staff from Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology were awarded Friday for their achievements in teaching, research and service.

Registrar shares important fall priority registration update
On Wednesday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent the following e-mail to all OHIO students, faculty and staff.

STEM Day is Friday
Undergraduate Admissions is hosting STEM Day Friday for prospective students interested in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or medical fields.

Registrar shares important fall quarter advising information
On Wednesday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an e-mail to all faculty and staff updating them on resources and tools for advisors and instructors.

Walter Center seeks to become OHIO's first LEED certified building
The newly-opened Walter International Education Center is set to become the first Ohio University building to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification, pending approval by the U.S. Green Building Council.

International Points of Pride
Between May 14 and 22, Ohio University will celebrate its global heritage during International Week 2011. Read on for highlights of OHIO's century-old tradition of international education, outreach and hospitality.

OHIO community invited to grand opening of Walter International Education Center
Read on for a recap of Compass coverage on the center, its benefactors and its planned contributions to international education at Ohio University.

Arun Gandhi to deliver International Week keynote
Arun Gandhi will deliver a message of peace on Monday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium. He is the keynote speaker for OHIO's International Week, which runs May 14 to May 22.

May 12, 2011
OHIO celebrates $105 million gift from The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis, The Osteopathic Heritage Foundations President and CEO Richard Vincent and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) Jack Brose joined the University community on Wednesday to honor the foundations' record-breaking and transformative $105 million gift to OU-COM.

Storm Tracker: Meteorology student predicts impacts of hurricanes
How much will a storm surge affect the coast when a hurricane hits? Ohio University meteorology student Nicole Grams is helping the National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, answer that question.

University implementing non-personnel cost saving measures
Across Ohio University, departments are partnering to save money and jobs by participating in the development and implementation of non-personnel cost saving initiatives. This quarterly series will seek to update the campus community about these important efforts.

Printing Services discontinuing wood-carved memorabilia
Ohio University Printing Services is discontinuing its specialized production of handcrafted, wood-carved memorabilia. This line of product includes custom engraved wood plaques, clocks, and handcrafted wine and decorative boxes.

Student reflects on first triathlon experience
Senior David Talmage competed in the first Ohio University Athletes in Action Triathlon last weekend and reflects on his experience.

May 13, 2011
New emergency warning system to be tested May 20
On Friday, May 20, Ohio University will conduct a performance validation test text message that will be sent to those same users and will ask the users to acknowledge the message.

First Emeriti Day is May 21
How has Ohio University changed over the last 40 years? That is the question to be addressed by the University’s Emeriti Association members and guests in an open panel discussion scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, in the Friends of the Library Room (319) of Alden Library.

Benefits, compensation changes announced
This communication will address the following topics for fiscal year 2011-12: benefits open enrollment, health care premium increases, compensation.

'A Taste of Study Abroad' sends campus community around the world in 80 bites
As a part of International Week 2011, the sixth annual fair will satisfy appetites for international flavors and opportunities.

May 14, 2011
Ohio University celebrates Walter International Education Center
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and the university and surrounding communities gathered Saturday to celebrate the grand opening of the Walter International Education Center (WIEC).

International photo contest announced
A portion of the photos from OHIO's International Photography Contest are on display at Court Street Coffee through International Week.

May 16, 2011
Science inspiration at Piketon
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs was one of the exhibitors at the first ever U.S. Department of Energy’s Science Alliance Day, an outreach program designed to showcase science research to students.

Zanesville campus Electronic Media Club hosts film competition
Ohio University Zanesville’s Electronic Media Club invites high school students to compete in the Electronic Media Amateur Video Shootout.

Student Expo Announces Awards
The Ohio University Student Research and Creative Activity Expo announced the winning presentations in 57 categories Friday.

Four faculty earn University Professor honors
Ohio University's Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in Alden Library celebrated excellence in teaching with the annual naming of the University Professors for 2011-2012.

Kennedy Museum of Art cafe to host grand opening May 24
The Ridges Cafe at Kennedy Museum of Art will celebrate its grand opening from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 with live music, prizes and free samples of delicious signature breakfast and lunch items.

Final Diversity Dialogue Brown Bag is Tuesday
The fourth and final Diversity Dialogue Brown Bag of the quarter, "Marginalization and Privilege," will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, in Baker University Center 240.

Percussion Ensemble performs with visiting artists Percussion Group Cincinnati May 17
The Ohio University Percussion Ensemble and Visiting Artists Percussion Group Cincinnati will present an exciting concert of music for percussion ensemble in Memorial Auditorium on Tuesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m.

End of year move out information for spring quarter
If you have plans to clear out your office, storage area, old periodicals, retiring, or moving to a new location, Campus Recycling and Refuse can help you.

Leadership Awards Gala is Wednesday
Ohio University's most outstanding student leaders will be recognized during the 28th annual Leadership Awards Gala at 6 p.m. Wednesday, at the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Students can win B.o.B. tickets by finding paper airplane
A campus wide contest will give five lucky students a pair of tickets to the B.o.B. and Far East Movement concert this Friday, May 20, at the Convocation Center. The contest will begin Tuesday and last until the day of the concert.

Summer parking permit policy revamped
Ohio University Parking Services will implement a new, simplified parking permit policy for the summer quarter on the Athens campus.

May 17, 2011
Shafer Street opens Tuesday
Previously closed sections of Shafer Street opened to vehicle traffic Tuesday morning.

Templeton Scholars to discuss poverty in Athens on Thursday
Ohio University's Templeton Scholars will discuss poverty during their annual junior year research project at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19, in Morton Hall room 127.

University names vice president for university advancement
Bryan Benchoff has been named vice president for university advancement for Ohio University effective July 15, 2011.

OHIO joins Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship program
OHIO joined the Woodrow Wilson Ohio Teaching Fellowship program today. Fellowship recruits are accomplished career changers and outstanding recent college graduates in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM fields), who will prepare for math and science teaching positions in Ohio's urban and rural schools.

Vote today for student senate elections
Ohio University Student Senate and Graduate Student Senate elections continue online until 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 19. Students, vote at<br>stusenate/.

International Week keynote spreads message of nonviolence
Arun Gandhi, grandson of Indian spiritual leader Mohandas Gandhi, came to Ohio University Monday bearing a message of nonviolence for the students, staff, faculty and community members in the audience.

May 18, 2011
OHIO celebrates Senior Week 2011
It is time to graduate the class of 2011, but it is not yet time to say good-bye. The Ohio University Alumni Association is hosting Senior Week from May 22-27, along with other campus offices.

Appalachian Health Summit is Saturday
Athens area group, Live Healthy Appalachia, will host the Appalachian Health Summit Free Healthy Living Workshops from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at the Athens Community Center.

Benefits open enrollment period underway
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.

Baseball great Al Oliver to speak May 26
Former Major League Baseball great Al Oliver will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in Walter Hall Room 135. A question and answer session will follow the talk.

May 19, 2011
Flare Code Coming to WOUB
Flare Code LLC, a student owned company that allows people to turn objects into mobile communities via QR codes, is pleased to announce their recent agreement to take on WOUB Center for Public Media as their first formal client.

ITS alumni tap students’ creativity with Accenture Challenge
The J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems (ITS) is once again challenging their undergraduate and graduate students. The annual Accenture Challenge, a two-week competition, concluded on Thursday, May 12, during ITS Day.

Russ College research assistant wins top national fellowship
Lauren H. Logan, a 2010 graduate of Ohio University and current research assistant, has received the top fellowship from Tau Beta Pi, the nation's second- oldest honor society.

Voinovich School partners discuss importance of innovation
Tactics for boosting innovation in the public sector were discussed at the Voinovich School’s Strategic Partners Alliance meeting last Thursday.

Baseball Coach Joe Carbone to retire after 2012 season
Hall of Fame Head Baseball Coach Joe Carbone will retire after the 2012 season, his 24th at Ohio University.

Sports broadcasting team wins another STAA award
The efforts of Ohio seniors Brian Boesch and Caleb Troop were honored by STAA (Sportscasters Talent Agency of America) this weekend for the second straight year.

Sustainability Plan to be presented on Monday
Ohio University will present its Sustainability Plan and host a round table discussion from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23, in the Ridges Building 21.

Cat Counsel: Make your passion a habit
University Communications & Marketing intern Aaron Krumheuer discusses the importance of maintaining creative passions after getting established in school

May 20, 2011
Ohio University Running Club video
Ohio University Running Club members Stephanie Stark and Stephen Wludyga explain why they run and what makes OHIO's beautiful campus one of their favorite running spots.

How to register for fall quarter
Registration and advising for fall are different from past terms. Some parts of the process will be familiar, but others are brand new and deserve a look before your priority registration time arrives.

Crime Alert issued for sexual imposition on Thursday
On Thursday, May 19, a female Ohio University student reported that an unknown male grabbed her while she was walking down Morton Hill at approximately 11:53 p.m.

RSVP wins big in Student Senate elections
RSVP swept the ballot for the Student Senate positions for the 2011-2012 academic school year.

May 22, 2011
Student leaders honored at annual awards gala
The Ohio University Division of Student Affairs hosted the 28th Annual Leadership Awards Gala on Wednesday, honoring the outstanding work and service of more than 50 individuals and student organizations.

Russ College alum's website breaks into top 50
Two years ago, (pronounced "image-er") was nothing more than a side project of Alan Schaaf, then a computer science major at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Today, the image-sharing Web site is one of the most popular sites on the Internet.

May 23, 2011
Templeton Scholars discuss poverty in Athens, awareness among students
Ohio University's Templeton Scholars discussed poverty during their annual junior year research project on Thursday.

New insurance cards for university vehicles available
New insurance cards for university vehicles are now available and must be placed in each vehicle as soon as possible.

OHIO Athletics: A Learning Laboratory
Check out his video about the value of OHIO Athletics to students.

OHIO Volleyball earns NCAA Public Recognition Award
According to the latest Academic Progress Rate (APR) report released Tuesday by the NCAA, the Ohio Volleyball program received the NCAA's Public Recognition Award for having a rate that ranks in the top 10 percent of all volleyball programs nationally.

Stage Presence: Student musician plays Carnegie Hall
Funded by an Ohio University Student Enhancement Award, Stephanie Dumais earned an invitation to play in the National Collegiate Wind Ensemble, which features the top 50 to 60 collegiate musicians across the nation.

Martin Tuck named interim dean of Chillicothe campus
Executive Dean of Regional Campuses Dan Evans announced today that Donna Burgraff, dean of the Ohio University-Chillicothe campus, has resigned from her position effective immediately. She will remain on campus as an associate professor.

May 24, 2011
Flying Bobcats earn national award for safety
The Ohio University Flying Bobcats were announced as National Champions for Safety at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON) last Saturday.

Author, professor to discuss Jews in postwar Holland on Thursday
Diane Wolf, professor of Sociology at the University of California at Davis, will deliver, "Beyond Anne Frank – Hidden Children and The Netherlands," at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in Baker University Center 242.

Commencement staffers needed
Event Services is looking for faculty and staff to work the three Commencement ceremonies, June 10-11.

University Professors inspiring their fellow professors
Thanks to the generosity of Jim Bruning and his wife Marlene, Ohio University faculty and graduate students have a new source of help as they strive to improve their teaching -- The James Bruning Teaching Academy and the associated Bruning Teaching Fellows.

New catalog previews fall and winter books
Ohio University Press/Swallow Press has printed its Fall & Winter catalog.

May 25, 2011
Demand Response Reduction Initiative update
As a follow up to the previous article regarding Ohio University’s participation in Energy Connect’s Demand Response Reduction Program, the Facilities Management Department in partnership with the Office of Sustainability would like to let the campus know the details of the program.

Fortune Magazine ranks OHIO Professional MBA program third 'Best Value'
A recent article in Fortune Magazine that listed executive MBA programs that are the best values in the nation has ranked Ohio University's Professional MBA Program third overall.

Students get the executive treatment
Students did a double take when they saw Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit serve them pancakes in Tiffin Hall.

University names director of engagement and real estate management
Ohio University has named Donna Goss the new director of engagement and real estate management effective July 11.

Bryan Benchoff looks forward to new position
On May 17, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis announced Bryan Benchoff as the new vice president for university advancement. On Monday, Benchoff, who will officially start in his position on July 15, came to the Athens campus to meet with the Advancement staff as well as members of the leadership team. He made time to sit down with Ohio University Compass and talk about the University, his vision and what he likes about advancement.

Sustainability Plan unveiled
More than 80 students, staff, faculty and community members crowded into Ridges Building 21 on Monday for the first public presentation of the Ohio University Sustainability Plan.

Students take 'LEED' role in native landscaping plan for University's newest center
Earlier this month, crowds gathered at the front of the Walter International Education Center (WIEC) for its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. But it's the building's backyard that is now garnering attention from the University's most ecologically-minded students.

Ohio biomedical, energy, tech firms showcase work for investors, entrepreneurs
New compounds that could fight deadly staph infections and an alternative system of growing algae for fuel and food are just two of the innovations under development by start-up biomedical, energy and technology firms in southeastern Ohio.

May 26, 2011
Web Advisory Group details achievements
For the last two years, the Web Advisory Group (WAG) has connected departments across Ohio University to help create a cohesive vision for University websites and to facilitate their development.

Three faculty members win Fulbright awards
Ohio University faculty members Michele Morrone and Morgan Vis were chosen as recipients of the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Award, while Greg Emery received his second Fulbright Specialist Award.

Spring Veterans' Reception is Thursday
In honor of Memorial Day, University College and Ohio University Veterans' Academic Services will host a Spring Veterans' Reception, 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 2 in the Baker University Center Theater Lounge.

Outstanding administrators to be recognized June 1
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. A reception will follow.

Haunted Houses lecture is today
Artist Corinne Botz will discuss three of her most recent projects at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in the Ridges Auditorium.

May 27, 2011
Disease Detectives: Grad students examine global health problem
Spread through water and food, Shigella dysenteriae is one of the most common causes of diarrheal diseases in the world. As the bacteria become increasingly antibiotic resistant, two molecular biology graduate students are studying the secrets of its function.

New student feature film premieres June 5
Students from the School of Media Arts and Studies will premiere their newest full-length feature film "The Passageway" at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 5, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Interdisciplinary Arts professor named NEH Summer Scholar
Vladimir Marchenkov, associate professor of aesthetics and theory at the Ohio University School of Interdisciplinary Arts, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar.

Athens Area Mediation Service to conduct training
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 14-16. The location will be announced at a later date.

Electrical engineering students to demonstrate capstone designs
Seven teams of senior electrical engineering students from the Russ College of Engineering and Technology will reveal original capstone projects from their year-long senior design course. The presentations will take place on Tuesday, May 31, from 3 to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Academic & Research Center Living Room.

May 30, 2011
ONCA recognizes outstanding students and faculty
The Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) and the U.S. Fulbright Programs recognized more than 200 students and faculty members who applied for nationally competitive awards.