Compass Archives

Jun 1, 2017
WOUB Golf Tournament is July 18
Tee off on July 18 at the Athens Country Club for the WOUB Golf Tournament. Don’t miss out on a day of golf, great food, raffles and much more in support of programming for WOUB Public Media.

Two outstanding OHIO alumni honored at State Government Alumni Luncheon
More than 150 Ohio University alumni and supporters in Ohio public service gathered at the Athletic Club of Columbus to honor alumni Ryan Miller and Jessica Cannon for their outstanding service to the state at the 34th Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon on May 9.

Jun 2, 2017
Athens Pride Fest is June 9-11
The Athens community will celebrate Pride Fest 2017 at various locations, June 9-11. The celebration is held in honor of Pride Month and is an opportunity to come together as a rainbow community.

Greg Newton appointed Scripps associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth has announced the appointment of Greg Newton, Ph.D., to associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity. The three-year appointment begins in July.

Dean’s List announced for Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
140 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.

Bobcats celebrated on Broadway for Tony nominations
Alumna Amy Marsico works behind the scenes on the Tony Award-nominated musical 'Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812,' created by OHIO alumnus Dave Malloy.

Jun 5, 2017
Michael Harris and Dan Bremner added to OHIO Hockey staff
OHIO Hockey has announced the additions of Michael Harris and Dan Bremner to the coaching staff for the 2017-18 season.

Ohio University Summer Coding Camp introduces middle school girls to computer programming
The first Ohio University Summer Coding Camp, which took place May 31-June 4, hosted 21 students from across Ohio. The camp is a free program offered by the University to help introduce middle school aged girls to basic computer programming with the hope of helping them develop skills that can open pathways for them in this rapidly growing career field.

iCUE Spotlight: June 5-11, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, kids learn golf, getting a little global culture, and Athens Pride Fest!

Jun 6, 2017
Father’s Day-themed StoryWalk held June 10 at Ohio University Lancaster
What Daddies Like, written by Judy Carey Nevin, director of the Hannah V. McCauley Library, will be featured in a special Father’s Day weekend StoryWalk that’s complete with a book reading and a craft.

Authors @Alden: A Conversation with Ian Adams and Randall Schieber
On Thursday, June 15, the Libraries begins its Authors @Alden Summer Series featuring the work of Ian Adams and Randall Schieber, well-known Ohio environmental and commercial photographers, talking about their recent publication, “Ohio in Photograph: A Portrait of the Buckeye State."

Jun 7, 2017
Reducing Course Material Costs
Faculty across OHIO are taking steps to reduce material costs for their students. See what a few of them are doing.

Ohio University Chillicothe to receive historical marker honoring Joseph Carter Corbin
An Ohio historical marker unveiling commemorating Chillicothe native Joseph Carter Corbin will take place June 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Ohio University Chillicothe campus.

Researching America's popular culture archives
Dr. Tony Vinci was one of a few scholars selected to attend BGSU's Popular Culture Research Institute in May.<br /><br />

Southern Campus Student Nursing Association participates in Red Nose Day
For the second year in a row the Ohio University Southern Student Nurses Association participated in the Red Nose Day for America campaign.

Janice Haynes, retiring OHIO Accessibility Liaison, leaves her mark on accessibility
Accessibility Liaison Janice Haynes will retire from OHIO this summer after over twenty years of service to the University. Haynes currently serves as an office coordinator in the Dean of Students Office and Division of Student Affairs. Haynes has also served the University through various positions and involvement on Classified Senate and several other committees, including the Accessibility Liaisons.

Jun 8, 2017
OHIO community invited to farewell reception for Pam Benoit on June 14
All students, faculty and staff are invited to a farewell reception for Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit as she departs Ohio University.

Journalism school’s election coverage shares in national journalism award
Students and staff at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism who participated in a national effort to monitor polling irregularities during November’s general election are part of a national journalism award for non-deadline reporting.

Student website wins national journalism award
Ohio University’s independent student news website The New Political received a Society of Professional Journalists’ Mark of Excellence national award.

WOUB’s SPECTRUM celebrates one-year as a podcast on the national stage
WOUB Public Media is thrilled that its SPECTRUM podcast is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, NPR One, and SoundCloud.

Volleyball's 2017 recruiting class earns high honorable mention
The Ohio volleyball program's 2017 recruiting recently received High Honorable Mention from

CHSP alumni magazine now available any time online
Read all about it, then forward the Connect link to your friends! CHSP people are making a difference at home and around the world.

Jun 9, 2017
Interim President David Descutner sends final message to University community
In his final message to the OHIO community as interim president, David Descutner shares his excitement for the transition to the University's 21st president, Duane Nellis.

Namaste the Copperheads Way free yoga session
CHSP's WellWorks fitness center invites the community to a free outdoor yoga session at Bob Wren Stadium on June 14 at 12 p.m. Participants will also receive a free ticket to the evening’s Copperheads game.

Students, faculty and staff invited to celebrate National Dump the Pump Day on June 15
On Thursday, June 15, Ohio University students, faculty and staff are invited to celebrate National Dump the Pump Day by using their Bobcat Pass to ride Athens Public Transit free of charge.

President M. Duane Nellis shares gratitude, anticipation for first day
In advance of his first day as 21st president of Ohio University, Dr. M. Duane Nellis shares his gratitude for Interim President David Descutner and excitement for his new role to begin.

OU Press dominates Washington Post African politics summer reading list
The Washington Post’s political science blog, The Monkey Cage, announced its selections for the 4th annual African Summer Reading Spectacular.

Jun 10, 2017
Tom Davis named Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation
Ohio University has named Dr. Tom Davis the University’s Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation. Dr. Davis, who has more than three decades of experience in higher education, will officially join the Advancement team on Friday, July 7.

Jun 12, 2017
Sugar Bush Foundation promotes environmental sustainability by funding five projects for 2017-2018
The Sugar Bush Foundation’s yearly projects foster sustainable environmental and socioeconomic development and encourage community engagement.

iCUE Spotlight: June 12-18,2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, bidding farewell to EVPP Benoit and lots of music!

Gates Foundation Scholars announced for 2017
The Gates Foundation - Ross County Scholars has announced its 2017 cohort of scholarship recipients.

Trube to present at international conference on mentoring in London
Dr. Barbara Trube will be presenting at the 7th International Mentoring and Coaching Research Conference at Greenwich University in London, United Kingdom June 14-15, 2017.

Scripps College of Communication holds Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication celebration
As part of its summer meeting, the Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees gathered for a celebration of the state-of-the-art Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication on Thursday, June 8.

Board of Trustees agenda for June 22-23 meetings released, University highlights key topics for discussion, consideration
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene, and welcome Dr. M. Duane Nellis to his first official Board engagement as OHIO’s 21st president, Thursday, June 22-23 at the Zanesville Campus.

Ohio University joins national climate change initiative
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has signed a commitment to the international community to endorse actions being taken at local and state levels to address climate change in support of the Paris Agreement.

President Nellis names David Descutner Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at Ohio University
President M. Duane Nellis has appointed Dr. David Descutner as Interim Provost of Ohio University, effective July 1st. Acting as interim provost will allow Descutner an opportunity to advance the University’s academic mission while assisting Dr. Nellis with his transition as the University’s 21st President.

First Day as Ohio University President for Dr. M. Duane Nellis
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. Nellis has a progressive and broad career in higher education He has served as president at Texas Tech University and the University of Idaho as well as provost at Kansas State and dean at West Virginia University. Dr. Nellis and his wife, Ruthie, look forward to a year of firsts as they settle in to make Athens their home and celebrate the successes of Ohio University.

Photos capture memorable moments from President Nellis’ first day
From obtaining his University ID to greeting students and parents attending Bobcat Student Orientation, Ohio University's 21st president, Dr. M. Duane Nellis, marked the beginning of his OHIO journey on Monday, June 12.

Jun 13, 2017
Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned
Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned

Recent acquisitions to the Rare Book Collection
Alden Library’s Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections acquires books that diversify and broaden the scope of the Rare Book Collection.

Highlights from the Libraries’ film collection
Searching The Criterion Collection is a great starting point if you want to watch the best of classic and contemporary film.

OHIO Hockey unveils 60th season anniversary logo
OHIO Hockey has unveiled a special logo that will be used to celebrate its 60th season.

June Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees June meetings in the Campus Center Building on the Zanesville Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Trump announces OHIO alum as U.S. Attorney candidate nominee
President Donald J. Trump announced his first wave of United States Attorney candidates, and among the eight nominees is OHIO alum Justin E. Herdman '96. And both Ohio senators applauded the nomination.

Jun 14, 2017
President Nellis shares his first impressions in a message to OHIO community
After his first day, President M. Duane Nellis shares his first impressions of Ohio University and excitement for the future.

Summer Dance Institute presents David Dorfman Dance Company
The Dance Division presents guest artists David Dorfman Dance company, as part of the Summer Dance Institute, performing “Aroundtown,” a low-tech, high impact performance, their latest work-in-progress, Saturday June 24 in Putnam Hall.

OHIO wins Deshpande Symposium’s 2017 Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship award
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University, a partnership between the College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, was named the winner of the 2017 Deshpande Symposium Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship.

Jun 15, 2017
Founding member of OHIO rugby club inducted into Hall of Fame
The United States Rugby Foundation Hall of Fame honors Steve Finkel, founding member of Ohio University Men’s Rugby Club in the ‘70s, for his contributions to the sport as a player and coach.

Classified Senate to host June 20 Safety Day event
Classified Senate will host Safety Day for classified employees on Tuesday, June 20 in Walter Hall Rotunda. The free event will include lunch.

Take OHIO on a road trip with new summer Bobcat Store gear
The Bobcat Store has what you need for your summer road trip, so you can travel across the country with ease, all while supporting your favorite university.

Mini-Health Professions Academy exposes high schoolers to healthcare careers
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and Columbus State Community College are hosting a summer health professions mini-camp for Central Ohio high school students. The Mini-Health Professions Academy is a two-day camp in June for 9–10 graders. The camp seeks to expose younger high school students to the exciting varieties of healthcare professions and the different pathways for study.

Jun 16, 2017
Expanded Kennedy Museum of Art membership supports exhibitions and programs
The Kennedy Museum of Art and Friends of Kennedy Museum have announced a membership campaign to enhance community support for the educational and artistic mission of the Museum. This new campaign offers special benefits, access to exclusive programs and exhibition invitations, available in a range of membership levels starting July 1 and continuing through June 30, 2018.

Heritage College student elected chair of national student government group
Dan Krajcik, a student in the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine who's pursuing a dual D.O./M.B.A. degree, has been named national chair of the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents.

Jun 19, 2017
iCUE Spotlight: June19-25, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, high school algebra teachers and media students take on the OHIO campus and your chance to beat the heat with family-friendly movies!

VisCom student selected as photojournalism finalist in the 2017 Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship
Ohio University School of Visual Communication student Alex Driehaus was one of six finalists selected for the photojournalism competition of the 57th annual Hearst National Journalism Awards Championship. The competition included 29 finalists from across the country competing in five categories including writing, photojournalism, radio, television and multimedia.

Half-scale replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial to visit Athens Campus
Ohio University’s Athens Campus is one of more than 40 communities on the 2017 national tour of “The Wall That Heals,” a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial that will be open to the public 24 hours a day Sept. 14-17 at OHIO’s Bicentennial Park.

Tantrum Theater to stage musical ‘Caroline, or Change’
Tantrum Theater continues its second season with the moving Tony Award-nominated musical “Caroline, or Change,” running July 5–July 22. Professional theater artists from across the country, including multiple Broadway and national tour veterans, will bring to life playwright Tony Kushner’s (“Angels in America”) enthralling story and composer Jeanine Tesori’s (“Fun Home”) powerful score at the Abbey Theater in Dublin.

President M. Duane Nellis wraps up a busy first week at OHIO
A new era began at Ohio University on June 12, as the OHIO community welcomed its 21st president, M. Duane Nellis, Ph.D., on his first day. Monday kicked off a busy week for President Nellis, who took the opportunity to interact with new Bobcats and their parents during Bobcat Student Orientation, as well as explore other activities happening on the Athens Campus with students, faculty and staff.

Jun 20, 2017
Alumni College event returns to Ohio University Lancaster July 26th
The event is open to all Ohio University alumni and friends in Brasee Hall, July 26 from 4 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Admission is free but RSVPs are required. Register online:

Jun 21, 2017
Ohio University Funds Upward Bound Program to Continue Through Summer
Ohio University will directly fund the Upward Bound Summer Enrichment Program for the summer of 2017 while it appeals the University’s loss of federal funding for the highly-successful program.

Patton alumna puts fashion first
Ellen Goldsberry scholarship and professorship to make a difference in retail merchandising program

Ohio University civil engineer helping mitigate Amish buggy damage to state roadways
The four million tourists who visit the heart of Ohio’s Amish community, Holmes County, each year will soon enjoy a smoother, safer ride thanks to an Ohio University civil engineering researcher.

MDIA’s games & animation program ranked second in Ohio, rises in national Animation Career Review rankings
Animation Career Review released their 2017 Game Design School Rankings and Ohio University’s School of Media Arts & Studies’ games & animation program was ranked second in Ohio. The OHIO program rose from being ranked 13th in 2016 to sixth in the Midwest this year, and went up from 18th to 15th nationally among public schools and colleges with the top 30% of schools being considered. It was also ranked 42nd nationally with the top 30% of schools being considered.

Heritage College, Dublin, student selected for NIH research rotation
Joshua Dyer, An Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine student who recently completed his third year of medical school has been accepted into a prestigious research rotation with the National Institute of Mental Health, one of the National Institutes of Health.

Jun 22, 2017
Zanesville faculty and student inducted into Sigma Theta Tau
Schaumleffel and Debevoise honored for service to nursing education and service

Jun 23, 2017
OHIO Trustees approve FY18 budget, FY19-24 Capital Improvement Plan, and Utility Master Plan during June meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved OHIO’s FY18 Operating Budget, its six-year Capital Improvement Plan and Utilities Master Plan, along with revisions to the OHIO Student Code of Conduct, during its meeting June 23 at the Zanesville Campus.

OHIO grad working in Cambodia reflects on students’ latest trip to the country (VIDEO)
Danielle Keeton-Olsen, a 2016 alumna of Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism who now works for the Cambodia Daily, spent some time this summer with students in the country as part of OHIO's Global Leadership Center.

A redesigned Ohio Today hits mailboxes
Summer issue is packed with stories about the issue’s theme: “creativity”

Ohio Valley Summer Theater to perform Hairspray at Ohio University
Ohio Valley Summer Theater will perform the hit musical Hairspray, July 20-23, July 27-30, and Aug. 3-6 in the Forum Theater on the Ohio University Athens Campus.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free 15-hour mediator training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring free 15-hour mediator training sessions in Athens and Nelsonville, Ohio. Participants who attend the sessions will gain valuable skills to help lead difficult conversations in productive ways.

Jun 26, 2017
Students learn about the media industry at annual High School Media Workshop
The School of Media Arts & Studies’ fourth annual High School Media Workshop, which took place June 20-24, introduced students to the media arts industry with specialized classes taught by Ohio University professors. Students learned some of the latest techniques in audio, music, video, animation, social media and other academic areas.

Online parking renewal launches for faculty and staff
Ohio University faculty and staff whose parking permits are set to expire in June 2017 began receiving notifications via their OHIO email account about their option to renew their parking permits online without the need to visit the Transportation and Parking Services office on the Athens Campus.

Jun 27, 2017
Transportation and Parking Services to begin master plan
Along with University Planning, Ohio University’s Transportation and Parking Services department will soon launch a Parking Master Plan effort to better understand and utilize parking on the Athens Campus and prepare for future changes in response to University needs.

Third annual Lobster Fest commemorates OHIO founding father with food, historical tours
Feast on New England's prized crustacean while celebrating Manasseh Cutler and the founding of OHIO in Massachusetts.

Bobcat Depot offers fingerprint and background checks
Bobcat Depot offers fingerprint & background checks for Ohio University and the surrounding community. The process takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete per customer.

Jun 28, 2017
Copperheads to celebrate Independence Day with game, food and fireworks
The Southern Ohio Copperheads will host an Independence Day game with the Richmond Jazz at 1:30 pm. Enjoy a hot dog courtesy of Mike’s Dog Shack, drinks, baseball and finish the night with a ‘Thunder in the Valley’ fireworks show after the game.

Copperheads’ second fireworks show of the season is July 29
The Copperheads are hosting their second Fireworks night of the season on Saturday, July 29 at Bob Wren Stadium. Come out for an exciting night of baseball, great food, good company and a phenomenal firework display.

Copperheads selling half-season passes for $40
The passes are selling for $40 from June 29-July 10 and include every home game from June 29 to the end of the season, 11 home games, at a cost of less than $4 per game.

Authors @Alden: Living Letters with Karmen Beecroft and Stacey Lavender is July 11
The Ohio University Libraries presents “Living Letters: A Special Delivery from Ohio’s Frontiers and Front lines” from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, July 11. It's the second installment of the Authors @Alden Summer Series.

Meet June Classified Employee of the Month Teresa Tyson-Drummer
Meet Teresa Tyson-Drummer, an administrative coordinator in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She likes Jeep Cherokees, Australia and Ellen DeGeneres. Find out more about her here.

Jun 29, 2017
Joseph Carter Corbin historical marker unveiled at Chillicothe Campus
Carter was a prolific African-American scholar, educator, author, linguist and musician born in Chillicothe to free African American parents, and was a trailblazer for educational opportunities for free African-Americans in the post-Civil War south.

Public Telescope Nights are held at Ohio University Observatory this summer
Telescope Nights are hosted by the Ohio University astronomy faculty and students. Visitors may see Lunar craters, Saturn's rings, Jupiter, Mars, star clusters, or distant galaxies.