|Move out and graduation parking changes|
With the school year coming to a close, Ohio University will soon see an influx of parents and guests visiting campus. Whether for move out week or commencement, parents and guests will have to work around parking rules and numerous construction projects and delays when entering the city.
|Ohio University celebrates the Class of 1970|
Forty years have passed, but Ohio University has not forgotten the Class of 1970, a class infamous for never having been able to experience their own commencement and (officially) graduate from OHIO. This June, over 125 members from the class of 1970 are returning to Athens, Ohio, to finally take part in their own commencement ceremony, an opportunity many thought would never come.
|Chillicothe Campus Theater play shines spotlight on John Barrymore|
The Ohio University-Chillicothe theater program will present Barrymore, a play about great stage and film actor John Barrymore, at 8 p.m. on June 4 and June 5 in the Bennett Hall auditorium.
|Professor examines how ergonomics can improve the lives of older people|
Diana Schwerha knows that people think ergonomics is just about posture: Sitting up straight at your computer desk so your back doesn’t ache. Holding your hands correctly as you type so you don’t get carpal tunnel syndrome. But, as it turns out, it’s much more than that.
|Open forum held Thursday|
On Thursday, Ohio University Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA) candidate Stephen Golding met and spoke with OHIO faculty, staff and students during an open forum. Golding discussed his professional past and career motivations for the first half of the forum. Afterward he was asked to discuss matters ranging from how he dealt with budget cuts at other institutions to student involvement with the VPFA office.
|Information on Commencement|
Approximately 1,600 students are participating in the Graduate and Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12. The Graduate Commencement ceremony will take place at 9:30 a.m. on June 11 for both master’s and doctoral degrees. Undergraduate ceremonies will take place at 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. on June 12.
|111 medical students to participate in June 5 ceremony|
The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine hosts a noted orthopedic surgeon and alumnus as the keynote speaker at the college’s 31st commencement ceremony Saturday, June 5, in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.
|Ohio University Compass e-mails to take one-week hiatus|
As the end of spring quarter approaches, Ohio University Compass e-mails will take a one-week hiatus the week after commencement. The final regularly scheduled Ohio University Compass e-mail before the hiatus will be distributed Thursday, June 10.
|University to provide faculty development opportunity|
Ohio University will provide faculty the opportunity to learn about university administration in order to develop future faculty leaders and academic administrators beginning in the fall.
|OHIO to honor multicultural graduates on June 11|
Ohio University's Kushinda/Ritos de Pasaje celebration will occur at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, in Baker University Center Ballroom.
|William Day: a curious mind, lifelong learner|
A keen intellect and ever-curious mind are qualities that William “Bill” A. Day will be remembered for, according to College of Business Dean Hugh D. Sherman.
Day, 79, of Athens, former dean of Ohio University's College of Business, died unexpectedly Sunday at Columbus' Riverside Methodist Hospital.
|Voinovich School receives Department of Energy grant|
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University has been awarded a $500,000 Department of Energy grant for a public outreach project. The grant will fund a community-driven effort to identify alternatives to the end use of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
|Web Advisory Group launches website|
This week, the Web Advisory Group (WAG) will launch their new website. It will provide information and transparency about the group’s resolutions and activities to the rest for the OHIO community.
|Consulting group presents facilities report|
In a presentation last Thursday, Sightlines Consulting Group, commissioned by the Ohio Board of Regents to analyze the facilities investment of the state's public universities, shared the findings of their research with the Ohio University community.
|SIS replacement on schedule, under budget|
The university remains on target to replace its aging Student Information System (SIS) with PeopleSoft’s Campus Solutions for the 2011 academic year.
|Senior has helped create a sustainable irrigation business in Columbus|
Gordon "Gordy" Smith didn't spend much of his college career thinking in terms of sustainability or environmentally friendly initiatives, but now sustainability is a the heart of his business.
|OU-COM graduates 111 new physicians and surgeons|
Charles T. Mehlman, D.O. MPH, FAOAO, and keynote speaker at the 31st Commencement of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, reminded the 111 graduates that physicians are not made in a day or a single year.
|Annual "Under the Elms" concerts begin June 23|
The annual “Under the Elms” summer concert series begins June 23 and will feature an exciting line up of music, guest conductors, soloists and a special guest ensemble.
|Richland construction: Phase 2 to begin June 14|
The second phase of the Richland Avenue/SR 682 Intersection Improvements Plan, also referred to as the roundabout construction, will begin Monday, June 14.
|Branching Out: Bill Rawlins|
Whether in the classroom or on stage with his band, Broken Ring, Bill Rawlins is passionate about his work in Athens, Ohio.
|Ohio University Press books earn accolades|
May was the month of the memoir for Ohio University Press and its imprint, Swallow Press, as two titles published in 2009 won book awards.
|Jefferson Hill to close for construction in July|
Beginning in early July, Jefferson Hill will close for the summer for major renovations. The city of Athens and Ohio University are partners in the construction project.
|OHIO senior to appear on OPRAH|
Chantay Jordan, an Ohio University senior from Cleveland majoring in online journalism and specializing in political science, has recently been invited to appear on the Oprah Winfrey show thanks to her ingenious idea.
|New laundry facilities save water, money|
Ohio University residence halls are conserving more water and money than ever, thanks to new, high efficiency laundry facilities.
|Students talk about Greek life|
In this edition of Ohio University's Word on the Street, Lo Martinez asks students why they joined Greek Life.
|Gauntlett Eldemire drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies|
Junior center fielder Gauntlett Eldemire (Shaker Heights, Ohio) was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the sixth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft with the 201st overall selection Tuesday.
|Molly Shea: Intentions to change the world|
A diploma in environmental geography will mark the final check on senior Molly Shea's list of quarterly intentions, but her mark on the field has only just begun.
|OU Press publishes history of African soccer|
As excitement for the World Cup reaches fever pitch, a new history of soccer in Africa has been published by Ohio University Press.
|Academic Calendar announced for 2011 through 2014|
The approved academic calendar for 2011-12 through 2013-14 has been posted at http://www.ohio.edu/q2s/ Ohio University will transition from quarters to semesters during the time period covered by the calendar.
|Alumni Association recalls successful 150th Anniversary year|
What an incredible year it has been for the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA)! Not only have we continued to build upon our long record of success in serving more than 200,000 alumni world-wide, we are concluding a year of recognizing the 150th anniversary of our founding in 1859—making the OUAA one of the oldest alumni associations in the country.
|Summer Sessions start June 21|
Ohio University's Summer Sessions starts Monday, June 21 and continues, in two sessions until Aug. 27. The first session goes from June 21 through July 23 and the second from July 26 through Aug. 27. With the shorter sessions, it is recommended that students register for classes before June 21.
|Colleges to adopt new names and structures July 1|
Ohio University's College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) and College of Education (COE) will take on new names and new academic structures on July 1.
|Eastern Campus class of 2010 honored|
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus, friends and family honored graduates June 4 at the Honors and Recognition Convocation. Sixteen students earned associates degrees, while 72 were candidates for Ohio University bachelor’s degrees.
|Class project demonstrates art of sustainability on Chillicothe Campus|
An outdoor exhibit in the area between Bennett Hall and Stevenson Center shows the artistic properties of reusable items. Designed by students in an OU-C art class taught by Margaret McAdams, it combines the disciplines of both art and conservation and shows the beauty of sustainability and preserving the planet.
|Event showcases growing regional biotechnology industry|
Ohio University co-sponsored the third annual BioVenture Showcase today to highlight the growing biotechnology industry—sparked, in part, by its faculty research and technologies—in southeastern Ohio.
|OUPD suggests alternate routes for graduation|
Visitors to the City of Athens and Ohio University for Commencement are encouraged to use the following alternate routes to help alleviate some of the traffic congestion and make their your visit a more pleasant one.
|Congratulations, you’re a mother—and a doctor!|
As a former emergency medicine technician, Lisa Clayon, D.O., knows that urgent medical situations require quick adaptability and sound decision-making. But when she went into labor the same morning as her commencement ceremony at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM), Clayton’s medical instincts had to compete with her emotions.
|All in the family|
For the seniors of Ohio University, graduation is a time a great excitement. It is a chance to start a new chapter of their lives. Many have probably already planned out which friends they want to sit next to for the ceremony. But two graduating seniors will be sitting side-by-side with their moms.
|Farina So: Breaking the silence on the Cambodian genocide|
Despite her slight frame and unassuming demeanor, there is strength about Farina So. Some might say it is a strength born of oppression, brought about during the Democratic Kampuchea regime – an era that witnessed the death of an estimated 21 percent of Cambodia's total population.
|Q2S transition activity on target|
A milestone celebration took place at the University Curriculum Council meeting this week as the group approved the first two departmental binders containing semester-based curriculum. The university’s switch to semesters will take place in fall 2012.
|OU-C senior Adam Hammond beats the odds to regain mobility, new lease on life|
Ohio University Chillicothe student Bruce “Adam” Hammond has a new lease on life and a perspective to match his situation. Hammond, a former member of the Army’s elite Golden Knights parachuting team, nearly lost his life in a skydiving accident near Xenia, Ohio in September 2006.
|Alumnus to walk in commencement after 67-year wait|
On a weekend when Ohio University's class of 1970 is getting most of the attention, retired Brigadier General James M. Abraham will receive his diploma on Saturday morning – 67 years after he earned it.
|Research using Google topic of Zanesville's third Thursday event|
The Ohio University-Zanesville 3rd Thursday event for June features Reference and Instruction Librarian Janelle Hubble who will share information about using Google as a springboard for academic research as well as family research for vacation locations, homework assignment and other informational purposes.
|Robert Culp recognized with Sustainable Livelihood Award|
Robert Culp, lecturer in chemistry and environmental science and director of the Nature Center at Ohio University Southern Campus, has been recognized by Rural Action for his innovative collaboration with area schools to help educate children about environmental issues. The non-profit organization presented Culp with the Sustainable Livelihood Award at the group's annual meeting on June 5.
|Chillicothe forms partnerhsip to offer classes at Teays Valley High School|
Ohio University-Chillicothe is entering into a partnership with Teays Valley High School to expand the campus' outreach mission of making higher education accessible to area residents.
|University provides budget update to faculty and staff|
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Interim Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Michael Angelini provided a university budget update to faculty and staff via e-mail on Friday. The update contained information about the FY 2011 budget, Faculty Merit Pool, Phase 1 Projects, and Summer Multi-Year Planning Work.
|Thomas W. Smith Foundation commits $300,000 to the George Washington Forum|
The way that the American people understand citizens’ freedoms and free institutions is often shaped by what is taught in colleges and universities. In its first year of operation, the George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics, and Institutions (GWF) at Ohio University has provided opportunities for individuals to become educated on America’s foundational principles in their Western intellectual, political and institutional contexts.
|Ohio University fundraising report: May|
During May, Ohio University received $2,116,000 in new gifts and commitments. This brings OHIO’s fundraising total for FY 2009/2010 to $51,360,000 against a “to date” goal of $19 million, 270 percent of the “to date” goal.
|Ohio University May fundraising report|
Ohio University May fundraising report
|Ohio University May fundraising report charts|
Ohio University May fundraising report charts
|Voinovich School and Foundation for Appalachian Ohio partner to bring youth entrepreneurship into local schools|
Believe it or not, students from Morgan County and Logan high schools were eager to give up some of their free time to attend the ICAN! Youth Entrepreneurship & Small Business Management Seminar.
|OHIO granted $1.5 million for compost expansion and new solar array|
Ohio University has been awarded $1.5 million toward energy efficiency projects through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
|Highlighting the Green: Spring 2010|
This edition of "Highlighting the Green" recaps a few of the recent remarkable
academic, artistic, and athletic achievements of OHIO faculty, staff, and students.
|Environmental Scan Team begins work and blog|
The nine-person University Environmental Scan Team appointed by President Roderick McDavis began its task on June 9.
|OHIO Plays Key Role in Informing Regional Healthcare Development|
The Federal Co-Chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Earl Gohl, capped the first day of a three-day tour of Appalachian Ohio with a roundtable discussion on health care in Marietta, Ohio on Monday afternoon. Susan Isaac, Voinovich School Senior Health Researcher and Fred Deel, Director of the Ohio Governor’s Officer of Appalachia facilitated the discussion focusing on ARC investments in health care and their local impact.
|Stimulus program pumps in $7.1 million to date for faculty research, airport improvements|
From a study on climate change in Antarctica to an examination of how diabetes impacts kidney disease, Ohio University faculty members are using federal stimulus dollars to advance their research.
|Student Enhancement Award offers more than $100,000 for research and creative work|
With childhood obesity on the rise in the United States, Ohio University graduate student Jana Hovland is exploring how digital short stories might help young students make healthier food choices.
|Ohio University Press to reorganize|
Executive Vice President and Provost Benoit announced yesterday her decision to begin a three-year reorganization of the Ohio University Press. The goal of the reorganization is to ensure that the press is financially sound and to better integrate it into the academic life of the university.
|Charles Smith named 2010 Distinguished Professor|
Charles Smith, professor of playwriting and head of the Professional Playwriting Program, has spent much of his career in Athens – a seemingly great distance from the stages of Chicago and New York. But, while he has trained students to illuminate those stages with their words, he has been doing the same.
|Brazill adds another preseason all-America honor|
Ohio punt returner LaVon Brazill was named a 2010 preseason third-team All-American at punt returner by Sporting News on Tuesday.
|Alumnus returns to Athens as GOBA director|
Welcome to the 22nd Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, when nearly 2,450 bike enthusiasts embark on a 350-mile two-wheeled journey through Southeastern Ohio. With this many cyclists—of all ages—medical issues, from dehydration to road rash to heart palpitations, are sure to arise. Luckily, Thomas L. Pommering, D.O. (’91), is there to coordinate the care they need.