Compass Archives

Jun 1, 2016
OHIO community mourns loss of journalism visionary Guido Stempel
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, home to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, mourns the passing of Guido H. Stempel, III, 87, on Tuesday, May 31. Stempel passed away at the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University in Columbus.

New blog illustrates scholarship impact on OHIO students
The Office of Donor Relations is determined to answer a common question from donors, “where does the money go?” A new blog produced by the office within the Division of Advancement shows the direct impact of giving, validating current donor’s gifts and encourage future giving.

New Partner Groups Website
To further improve communication and develop a collaborative partnership between the OHIO Finance and Administration Division and Campus, Partner Groups were established in late Spring 2015. Partner Groups are co-chaired by a member of the RC Strategy Group and the leader of the relevant functional area. The Partner Groups include a maximum of five campus stakeholders including the co-chair from the RC Strategy Group. The only exception is the Budget Partner Group which will have a member from each Planning Unit. The Partner Groups are purposely kept small to ensure that they remain agile and responsive to timely issues. Recommendations of the Partner Groups will be vetted with the RC Technical Group and/or the Human Resource Management Group prior to being implemented.

Zanesville Campus dean appointed chancellor at Penn State Beaver
Jenifer Cushman, dean of Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus, has been appointed chancellor of Penn State Beaver, effective July 1, 2016.

Gear up for summer with The Bobcat Store
Nothing says summer like a day outside with family and friends. Whether you want to relax or play, The Bobcat Store is THE place for proud Ohio University students, alumni, family and friends to buy OHIO gear for all of your outdoor activities.

OHIO faculty, staff open hearts, homes to Boyd Scholars
Ohio University's Margaret Boyd Scholars stepped out of the classroom spring semester and into the homes of the program’s Faculty Advisory Board to engage in six book discussions.

Nancy Love troubleshoots financial barriers to college education
Last semester alone, Nancy Love, an administrative specialist with the Department of Housing and Residence Life, worked with approximately 2,700 students who found themselves at risk of not being able to return to campus due to prior term balances.

A Year in Review for OHIO's Division of Student Affairs
The departments in Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs reflect on the biggest wins of the past academic year.

Jun 2, 2016
Athletic Training Program Services the Underserved in Dublin
CHSP is broadening opportunities for students interested in the Post-Professional Athletic Training Program by offering classes in Dublin, Ohio.

Ohio University mourns the untimely death of junior Cody Hamblin
An Ohio University junior majoring in geography-urban planning and sustainability, Cody Hamblin died Sunday, May 29.

Jun 3, 2016
First Heritage College Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways students receive D.O. degrees
When the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine launched its Rural and Urban Scholars Pathways program in 2013, the purpose was simple: to prepare future physicians to practice in medically underserved communities. In just three years, the program – which was made possible through funding from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation – is well on its way.

OHIO announces 2016-17 Family Weekends
Ohio University will host four Family Weekends during the 2016-17 academic year.

Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Author Sharon Hatfield
On Thursday, June 16, alumna Sharon Hatfield, an award-winning reporter, editor and author, will discuss her book, “Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell,” in Alden Library.

Ohio University Airport to close runway on June 12 for resurfacing
The Gordon K. Bush Ohio University Airport runway will close (runway only) from June 12 to July 3 in order for a pavement rehabilitation project to be completed.

A message from University Human Resources regarding updated FLSA overtime regulations
The U.S. Department of Labor has released regulations to become effective December 1, 2016, regarding the salary threshold for employees to be considered exempt from the overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

FLSA Overtime FAQs for Ohio University employees
FLSA Overtime FAQs for Ohio University employees

FLSA Overtime FAQs for Ohio University Employees
FLSA Overtime FAQs for Ohio University Employees

Jun 6, 2016
OHIO delegation to participate in grand opening of new research facility in Ecuador
A delegation of Ohio University students, faculty and staff will travel to Ecuador in June to take part in the grand opening of a new research facility and visit OHIO-related programs in the country.

Scripps students, director travel to Cambodia with Global Leadership Center
In May, the Ohio University Global Leadership Center sent a group of 20 first-year students to Cambodia for two weeks to complete their semester-long projects.

Registration continues for new Teen Adventure Camp
There’s still time for area teens to sign up for Outdoor Pursuits' new Teen Adventure Camp, scheduled for July 25-29. The camp will include hiking, rock climbing, canoeing, paddleboarding and backpacking in and around the Athens area.

Wrestlers Chino and Walters named NWCA All-Academic
The National Wrestling Coaches Association announced Friday that Ohio seniors Spartak Chino and Cody Walters were named to the NWCA Division I All-Academic Team.

Innovation Strategy announces plans for second cycle of program
Ohio University anticipates releasing the Cycle 2 Request for Proposals (RFP) in September 2016.

Innovation Strategy offers $350,000 in seed grants to seven OHIO teams
The program is designed to incentivize novel, interdisciplinary collaborations in the areas of teaching and learning, research and scholarship, creative activity, and the operational functions of the university.

Jun 7, 2016
University announces spring semester 2016 Dean's List
More than 4,500 students qualified for the spring semester 2016 Dean’s List at Ohio University’s Athens campus. The students represented every region of the United States and numerous countries.

On- and Off-Campus Student Move Out Recycling and Reuse Efforts a Huge Success
This year’s Ohio University Move Out provided students with more opportunities to recycle and donate unwanted items than ever before.  For four months leading up to graduation weekend, a planning committee convened with the goal of improving the Move Out process.

New Grants Fund Continued Research, Outreach for EM's Portsmouth, Paducah Sites
The Office of Environmental Management (EM) recently awarded grants to Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the University of Kentucky to develop publicly available information related to the cleanup of the Portsmouth and Paducah gaseous diffusion plant sites in Ohio and Kentucky.

Jun 8, 2016
Meet local College of Business alumni at upcoming city celebrations
Hosted by the OHIO College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends, the event will take place in eight cities Thurs., June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

College of Business alumnus finalist on “America’s Greatest Makers”
Successful entrepreneur Aaron Fazulak, ’11 got his start at Ohio University’s College of Business.

WOUB, its staff, & Storytelling Institute garner seven regional Emmy nominations
Evan Shaw of WOUB Public Media and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact garnered seven different Emmy nominations today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ohio Valley Chapter.<br />Dr. Lynn Harter, the co-director of the Institute received two nominations and a Scripps College of Communication student Brett Maszczak was named in one category.

Jun 9, 2016
Judy Piercy retirement party will be held June 21
A retirement reception for Judy Piercy will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, in the 1804 Lounge in Baker University Center.

Baseball's Rudy Rott named Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American
Ohio baseball infielder Rudy Rott was named to the 2016 Louisville Slugger Freshmen All-American Team as a first baseman on June 8, as selected by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.<br />

WOUB content is now available on NPR One app
NPR One connects listeners with a stream of public radio news, stories and podcasts focusing on topics and discussions that the listener chooses.

#AlumniTakeover: Liz Doyle doles out insights on life at Whirlpool Corp.
College of Business alumna Liz Doyle, '15 told us about life at Whirlpool on our Instagram (@OHIOCollegeofBusiness) Thurs., Jun. 2. Here's a recap:

WOUB, its staff and Storytelling Institute garner seven regional Emmy nominations
Evan Shaw of WOUB Public Media and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact have earned seven Emmy nominations from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ohio Valley Chapter.

A message from President McDavis in advance of the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting
President Roderick J. McDavis discusses items on the agenda for the upcoming June Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting.

University's online bachelor’s degree in applied communication program ranked first by online publication
Nonprofit Colleges Online listed Ohio University's online bachelor’s degree completion program in applied communication first in its “2015-16 Best Online Bachelor’s in Communication and Public Relations: Students Before Profits Award” rankings.

Upcoming Changes to Faculty Contributions to STRS and the STRS Mitigating Rate
Upcoming Changes to Faculty Contributions to STRS and the STRS Mitigating Rate

Jun 10, 2016
Stigall honored with prestigious 'Best Paleontologist under 40 Years of Age' award
Dr. Alycia Stigall, Professor of Geological Sciences, has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Charles Schuchert Award from the Paleontological Society.

Eastern Campus students make Ohio University Dean’s List
Ohio University Eastern announces its spring semester Dean's List.

A comparison of the cicada and Business Bobcat lifecycles
Athens can’t stop buzzin’ about the cicadas. Watch how the cicada lifecycle compares with the Business Bobcat lifecycle, and learn more about our buggy friends

Southern Campus Equine Studies students earn PATH certification
Five Ohio University Southern Equine Studies students received certification from the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International on June 4

Exhibition at Ohio University Lancaster Showcases Work of Adjunct Faculty Artists
Ohio University Lancaster is featuring work from two adjunct art faculty this summer. The art exhibition features the work of OUL adjunct art faculty Chris Eaton and Trisha Clifford Sprouse

OUS Academy of Excellence to focus on Greek culture
Ohio University Southern will present “Exploring the World,” the 36th annual Academy of Excellence summer camp July 18-22 at the Proctorville Center and July 25-29 at the Ironton campus.

Jun 12, 2016
A message from President McDavis regarding the passing of Senator Voinovich
The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

International piano duet will be featured artists during June 23-25 visit
The School of Music presents internationally celebrated pianists, the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, as featured artists, clinicians, and jury for the OHIO International Piano Duet and Duo Competition and the Ohio University Piano Pedagogy Seminar on June 23-25.

Jun 13, 2016
Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration program again ranked #1 in the world
OHIO’s MSA program earns top spot in SportBusiness International ranking for fourth time

Bentornati! Welcome back MBA students
Master of Business Administration students return from Italy with international consulting experience.

New executive director for equity, civil rights compliance, and accessibility named
Sara L. Trower, J.D., has been appointed executive director of Ohio University’s Office for Equity, Civil Rights Compliance, and Accessibility. She will oversee and monitor all activities relating to civil rights compliance.

University reflects upon George V. Voinovich’s contributions and legacy
George V. Voinovich has made a remarkable impact upon the many lives that he touched at Ohio University. As our community mourns his passing, we reflect upon the monumental legacy he leaves behind for generations of future Ohioans.

A message from President McDavis regarding Monday's vigil for the Orlando shooting victims.
The following message was sent by President Roderick J. McDavis to the Ohio University community on Monday, June 13, 2016.

Jun 14, 2016
Kevin King named Ohio University director of industry partnerships
The new position will help Ohio University develop and enhance private sector relationships that support research, technology commercialization, fundraising and student career opportunities.

Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Spring Semester Dean’s List Announced
114 students qualified for the Dean’s List at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center. The students represented cities and towns from all over Ohio. Students achieving Dean’s List are listed alphabetically by last name with their hometown.

Voinovich School hosts return of statewide prevention and recovery conference
Nearly 500 prevention and recovery professionals from throughout Ohio will soon return to Athens as the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs hosts the Ohio Promoting Wellness & Recovery (OPEC) Conference for the second time, June 27 – 29, 2016 at the Ohio University Baker Center.

Jun 15, 2016
Gates Foundation-Ross County scholars are named
Students pursue college goals, Prof. Trube speaks in China and more news from Chillicothe Campus

Innovation Strategy announces plans for second cycle of funding
Planning for the Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding process is now underway.  Ohio University anticipates releasing the Cycle 2 Request for Proposals (RFP) in September 2016.

Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and enthusiastic Bobcat Alan E. Riedel
Alan Ellis Riedel passed away on June 14, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1930, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Riedel graduated from Ohio University in 1952 and married Ruby Pearl Tignor in Newark, Ohio, the following year. They carried on a life-long love affair for 62 years with each other, with Ohio, and with Ohio University. 

Chart of Accounts project activities for Spring 2017 go-live
The Chart of Accounts Redesign Project Team is completing a series of mapping activities with representatives from each Planning Unit with a completion date scheduled for mid-July.

Jun 16, 2016
Robertson named associate vice president for architecture, design and construction
Gregory S. Robertson will join Ohio University as the newly appointed associate vice president for architecture, design and construction on June 14.

Ohio University to address need for more study space with a new academic center
The Board of Trustees will be presented a resolution for review and approval at the next board meeting that would allow the University to proceed with the design phase for a new academic center.

Kids, Keyboards and Conversation: How a summer rock camp strives to help youth with autism
Ohio University Innovation Strategy supports arts and wellness research.

University mourns death of alumnus Dick Linke
Richard (Dick) O. Linke, 98, died on June 15, in his Hawaii home. A 1941 graduate of Ohio University, the widely known entertainment manager's client list included Andy Griffith, Jim Nabors, Jerry VanDyke, Ken Berry and Frankie Avalon.

Ohio University’s mascot Rufus to celebrate diversity at Columbus PRIDE
Rufus will travel to Columbus on Saturday to participate in the city’s 35th PRIDE Celebration. Parade step-off begins at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of S. Front Street and W. Broad Street in downtown Columbus.

UHR announces sick leave donation pilot program will end on June 30, 2016
In July 2014, Ohio University Human Resources (UHR) in collaboration with the Administrative and Classified Senates unveiled a sick leave donation pilot program. However, the University recently received an Ohio Attorney General legal opinion stating that sick leave donation programs at public colleges and universities are not authorized by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). To comply with the ORC, the sick leave donation pilot program will end effective June 30, 2016.

Jun 17, 2016
AACTE recognizes The Patton College of Education’s clinical model of education as one of the best
The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education continues to feature The Patton College of Education in its Research-to-Practice Spotlight Series, recognizing its clinical model of education as one of the nation’s best.

Ohio University receives Deshpande Symposium award for technology commercialization excellence
Accomplishments of Technology Transfer Office, innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem recognized at event.

Colorful Southern Campus team completes 5K to benefit ImPACT testing for high school athletes
For the nine members of the Ohio University Southern Color Splash 2016 team, June 11 started with a bang and burst of rainbow. Proceeds from the event help fund crucial screenings for high school athletes.

Greg Moeller appointed assistant dean for student success
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth announced the appointment of Greg Moeller, BSC ’04, MED ‘09, as the assistant dean for student success. The appointment will begin on July 1.

WOUB Public Media launches new podcast, will feature variety of topics
WOUB Public Media’s new podcast “Spectrum” will feature conversations with an eclectic group of fascinating people. Some of the interviews are from famous people, some are not, but they all have captivating stories.

Senior golfer Ty Herriott wins Maryland Amateur Golf Championship
Ohio men's golfer Ty Herriott recently won the 95th Maryland State Golf Association's Amateur Championship, which was held June 9-12 at The Elkridge Club in Baltimore.

Swimming and Diving named CSCAA Scholar All-American Team
The Ohio Swimming and Diving team has earned the distinction of being named a Scholar All-American team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America, the CSCAA announced.

Jun 20, 2016
Mac Stricklen named new Ohio University ombudsperson; will begin role July 6
Mac Stricklen has been named Ohio University’s next ombudsperson after an internal search chaired by Dianne Bouvier, director of equal opportunity and accessibility and former ombudsperson. Stricklen will begin his new role July 6.

June Board of Trustees meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees June meetings on the Lancaster Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Study finds that students in Appalachian Ohio lag behind the rest of the state in technology access
A recent study conducted by Ohio University Associate Professor John Hoag revealed that students living in Appalachian Ohio have a clear disadvantage when it comes to availability to broadband service and the attainment of school-issued computers and tablets.

Pennsylvania high schoolers find STEM fuel at Russ College workshops
Russ College of Engineering and Technology welcomed more than 30 Pennsylvania high school students to campus on Friday for a series of hands-on workshops as part of the Upward Bound Math and Science program.<br />

AEP Ohio recognizes Ohio University for commitment to energy efficiency and the environment
AEP Ohio has recognized Ohio University for its commitment to energy efficiency, the environment and taking part in AEP Ohio’s savings incentives programs for businesses in 2015.

Jun 21, 2016
WOUB’s 'Gridiron Glory' recognized by Ohio Valley Regional NATAS
This honor marks the eighth student production award in the show’s 17-year history.

Jun 22, 2016
Human Resources will host employee appreciation event June 29
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to join executive staff and leadership for lemonade, popcorn and watermelon on Wednesday, June 29 from 6:15 – 7 p.m. on College Green in advance of the “Under the Elms” concert.

Bobcat Student Orientation takes on a Zero Waste experience
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the Office of Sustainability have teamed up with Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) in hopes of diverting 90 percent of waste from landfills during the orientation.

AEP Ohio presents Ohio University Southern with $25,000 for efficiency project
American Electric Power (AEP) Ohio recently met with officials at Ohio University Southern to present the campus with a $25,000 energy incentive check for recently completed improvements.

A message to students regarding cleanup efforts around OHIO’s Graffiti Walls
As Ohio University prepares to embark on a major cleanup effort to remove graffiti and paint overspray from the sidewalk and the textured vertical surfaces surrounding its Graffiti Walls, students are reminded about the parameters of the Graffiti Walls.

Jun 23, 2016
“Innovative” Ohio Today Spotlights Bobcat Ingenuity
OHIO abounds with innovations. For example, in transportation, Bobcats have assisted in the debut of a local mass-transit poetry bus, created a bus scheduling app for regional school districts, and hosted the 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. In eco-friendliness, OHIO faculty, staff, and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, personal storytelling, and citizen scientists to implement wearable air quality sensors, deployable water quality sensors, and unmanned aerial environmental monitoring.

University’s new professional theater in Dublin celebrates inaugural season
Tantrum Theater welcomed President Roderick J. McDavis and approximately 170 guests to Dublin, Ohio, for an Inaugural Season Celebration and performance of “Little Shop of Horrors” on June 18.

Master of Business Administration students learn more than accounting from Dr. Kirch
Dr. Kirch’s lectures inspire students to become honorable professionals

College of Business receives second honor from SportBusiness International
Professional Master of Sports Administration program ranked #1 online postgraduate sports program.

Jun 24, 2016
Ohio University Lancaster Students Attend Vigil to Mourn Orlando Shooting Victims
Among the attendees at the candlelight vigil were members of Gender Equality Solidarity Society (G.E.S.S.), a student organization at Ohio University Lancaster.

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 promises to be “Straight Outta OHIO”  
Ohio University will welcome alumni and friends to Athens for Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (#OHIOBAR2016) September 15-18. More than 350 Bobcats participated via survey to select “Straight Outta OHIO” as the reunion’s theme. Taking guests back to where it all began, the Black Alumni Reunion tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years.

Sitterley trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County students
Four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Trustee William J. Sitterley, a principal member at Sitterley, Vandervoort, and Davis in Lancaster, Ohio, and his wife Sally, trust administrator, recently transferred the trusts to The Foundation to provide Fairfield and Hocking County students attending Ohio University with scholarships, as well as to continue these families’ legacies into perpetuity.

Molly Johnson named associate director of nursing at Ohio University Southern
Associate Professor Molly Johnson has been named associate director of nursing at Ohio University Southern.

OHIO researchers discover oldest evidence of 'farming'
A team including Ohio University researchers has found evidence of the oldest known agriculture - not by humans, but insects.

Trustees announce presidential search committee, launch website
The Board of Trustees announced today the names of the 21-person search committee charged with finding Ohio University’s 21st president.

Trustees approve FY2017 budget
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2017 budget and discussed strategic planning efforts at meetings on the Lancaster Campus during the June 2016 meeting.

Jun 27, 2016
10 key takeaways from Business Bobcat student orientation
Each weekday from Tues., May 31 through Fri., June 24, College of Business faculty and staff welcomed our newest #BusinessBobcats at Bobcat Student Orientation.

Four Bobcat swimmers to compete at U.S. Olympic Team Trials
Four OHIO swimmers are set to compete at the U.S. Olympic Team trials which begins Sunday and continues until July 3 in Omaha, Neb. This event serves as the only selection meet for the U.S. Olympic Swim Team.

Care Connection
A physician and a documentary filmmaker seek to raise awareness of how the civilian health care system can better meet the needs of military veterans.

Rehearsals Underway for Ohio University Lancaster’s Production of The Wizard of Oz
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will be performing a musical theatre adaptation of the classic film The Wizard of Oz in the recently renovated Wagner Theatre.

Jun 28, 2016
Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education
Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education

College of Health Sciences and Professions mourns loss of Brian Phillips
Health services administration lecturer Brian Phillips passed away on Wednesday, June 22, after a one-month battle with pancreatic cancer.

Jun 29, 2016
Canines and Kids Read Together at Ohio University Lancaster
The Hannah V. McCauley Library at Ohio University Lancaster is offering local children the opportunity to read to a therapy dog through the Dog Tales program.

OHIO Innovation Center reports job growth, new economic impact figures for 2015
High-tech small business incubator supports Southeast Ohio entrepreneurs.

Tantrum Theater presents 'Tammy Faye's Final Audition' in July
Tantrum Theater will present The Central Ohio premiere of "Tammy Faye’s Final Audition" by 2016 Tantrum playwright in residence Merri Biechler at 8 p.m. Friday, July 8.

OHIO Alumni Association selects three new Board members
The Ohio University Alumni Association is pleased to announce the selection of three new members to its Board of Directors. Damian J. Clark of Chicago, Illinois, Shara A. Glickman of Arlington, Virginia, and Gregory T. Moore of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, begin their terms July 1, 2016.