Compass Archives

Jun 3, 2019
The 7th annual “Beat the Heat” Family Film Series returns to the Athena Cinema June 29
The Athena Cinema invites audiences to stay cool and make a positive impact in Athens this summer through its annual “Beat the Heat $2 Days” fundraiser for Southeast Ohio Youth Mentoring (formerly Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Athens). The film series will feature seven family film events and fun for all ages from June 29 to Aug. 17.

Ohio University student recognized in Congressional statement about importance of international education
A student was recognized in the U.S. Congress recently as part of a statement by U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers about the importance of international education.

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize submission deadline is Dec. 1; J. Allyn Rosser named general editor
David Sanders, founder and general editor of Ohio University Press’s annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, is retiring after 20 years of devoted service. In honor of his work, Ohio University Press welcomes esteemed poet J. Allyn Rosser to the general editor position.

Jun 4, 2019
Amy Dean named interim Director of OHIO Athletics
Amy Dean has been named interim Director of OHIO Athletics effective July 1. This news follows Jim Schaus’ announced plans to step down from his role as Ohio University’s Director of Athletics effective June 30.

Jun 5, 2019
Athens Pride Fest to be held June 5-9 on campus, in community
As an institution of higher learning, OHIO aims to create an environment where difference in all forms is welcomed and celebrated. This fun, week-long celebration, which promotes camaraderie, love and acceptance in the Athens area, is one of many efforts OHIO supports to help advance this strategic priority.

Faculty awarded nearly $58,000 from John C. Baker Fund
Five Ohio University faculty members have been awarded a total of $57,968 from the John C. Baker Fund during the 2019 spring semester for research and scholarly work that embodies the commitment to excellence embraced by both the fund’s namesake and the alumni who created it.

Ohio University’s Sports Administration graduate programs ranked among the best in the world
Ohio University’s sports administration graduate programs are at the top of their game once again. SportBusiness Professional recently named OHIO’s Professional Master of Sports Administration (PMSA) degree the world’s best online postgraduate sport course, and the Master of Sports Administration (MSA) program was ranked the second best postgraduate sport administration course in the world for 2019.

iCUE Spotlight: June 7-13, 2019
This week's schedule includes the Public Telescope Nights, two Stroll Patrols and the John J. Kopchick Distinguished Lecture.

Jun 6, 2019
Athena Cinema presents Science on Screen with Buster Keaton’s “The General,” featuring an engineering expert and live music accompaniment
The Athena Cinema presents a special screening of the Buster Keaton classic “The General,” with live improvised musical accompaniment by Sean Parsons, and guest speaker, Engineering Professor Timothy Cyders, PhD, on Thursday, June 13 at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

WOUB launches new podcast on health and healing
WOUB Public Media has launched a new podcast meant to disrupt the silence that too often surrounds vulnerability. “Defining Moments: Conversations About Health and Healing,” which aired its first episode on May 24, allows narrators and audiences alike to imagine new normals.

Honors Tutorial College alumna elected to National Academy of Sciences
Ohio University Honors Tutorial College 1993 alumna Dr. Jue Chen has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Iron Mountain supports digitization project with OHIO to preserve Cornelius Ryan’s Longest Day Collection
The project makes World War II historical artifacts accessible for the first time to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Pulitzer Prize winning author David McCullough details OHIO’s origins in new book
As songs from the Revolutionary War era rang throughout Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta, Ohio, dozens of people readied themselves to be immersed in David McCullough’s new book by the author himself.

Meet Amber Landis, the April 2019 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Amber Landis, faculty secretary at Ohio University Lancaster. She likes accounting, vacationing at the beach, watching marching bands and Volkswagen bugs.

Jun 7, 2019
Forbes ranks Ohio University among America’s Best Value Colleges for 2019
Ohio University is included on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Value Colleges for 2019, one of just seven institutions in the state to make the list.

The Gates Foundation-Ross County Scholar’s Fund reaches milestone  of 200 grants
Since the founding of the Gates Foundation-Ross County Scholar’s Fund in 2004, more than 200 grants have been given to deserving Ross County students.

Bill Willan retirement reception to be held June 18
The Ohio University community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Dr. William “Bill” Willan from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, in the 1804 Lounge in Baker University Center on OHIO’s Athens Campus.

Jun 10, 2019
Board of Trustees to consider FY20 Operating and Capital budgets, Clippinger renovation strategy and Richland Avenue Pedestrian Crossing during June meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will consider the Fiscal Year 20 Operating and Capital budgets, the second phase of the Clippinger renovation strategy, and the Richland Avenue Pedestrian Crossing during its meetings on June 20 and 21 at the Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

President Nellis announces search committee for new Director of OHIO Athletics
President Nellis, today, announced the members of the search committee for the next Director of OHIO Athletics after Jim Schaus announced his resignation earlier this month.

CHSP's Shaw featured in project for the Aspen Institute
Kerri Shaw, a field director for the social work program in Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP), was recently featured as part of The Aspen Institute’s Weave:The Social Fabric Project.

Jun 11, 2019
Sign up now for employee summer training sessions
Ohio University is offering active shooter, self defense and University policies trainings this summer. Sign up now.

Jun 12, 2019
Submissions sought for survivor-centered art installation by July 26
Survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking are invited to submit photographs and captions for a survivor-centered art installation titled, “Through the Survivors’ Lens.” Those wishing to submit content must do so by Friday, July 26.

Book brings state’s opioid crisis home with stories
More than 50 people from 20 counties across Ohio have contributed stories and art to “Not Far from Me,” a new book on the state’s opioid crisis edited by faculty members from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.

University approves seven revised policies
Ohio University recently approved the revision of several policies related to guest and temporary housing; emergency notification; membership and use eligibility for campus recreation facilities; acceptable usage and information security.

Summer coding camp for middle school girls held at OHIO
For the last three years Ohio University Scripps College of Communications has teamed up with the Russ College of Engineering and the Patton College of Education to put on a summer coding camp for middle school girls on Athens Campus. The camp teaches young girls the basics of coding, helps them enhance their skills and build towards a future in the field.

Jun 13, 2019
iCUE Spotlight: June 14-20, 2019
This week's calendar includes a one-man performance piece, computer training workshops and an outdoor concert on College Green.

OHIO selected for national award recognizing achievements in alcohol prevention
Ohio University has been selected as one of three recipients of EverFi's’s national 2019 Impact Award for outstanding achievements in alcohol prevention. OHIO stood apart from more than 100 institutions that were considered, and was honored on June 11 in Nashville, Tennessee.

June Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees’ June 21 meeting will be streamed live from the Eastern Campus.

Jun 14, 2019
Heritage College students to serve the underserved through Schweitzer Fellow projects
Four medical students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine have been named fellows for 2019-2020 by the Columbus-Athens chapter of the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

Keynote speaker for CHSP's 'Serving the Underserved' nursing conference shares a message about the 'common language of health'
Dr. Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN, associate professor and family nurse practitioner at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, served as the keynote speaker for this year’s “Serving the Underserved” Evidence Based Practice and Research Conference presented by Ohio University’s School of Nursing during National Nurses Week.

Community College of Allegheny County and Ohio University provide new educational opportunities for CCAC Nursing graduates through articulation agreement
The Community College of Allegheny County and Ohio University have entered into a collaborative agreement that provides students who earn an associate degree in Nursing at CCAC with an academic pathway to seamlessly transfer into a parallel bachelor’s degree program at Ohio University that can be completed entirely online.

New Facilities Management & Safety website available June 14
New Facilities Management & Safety website available June 14

Symposium shows off collaborative medical research at its best
More than 100 people took part June 12 in the third annual International Symposium on Growth Hormone and Metabolism at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The gathering brought together experts to discuss new research on growth hormone (GH).<br /><br />

OHIO Campus Recreation implements ongoing membership options
OHIO Campus Recreation implements ongoing membership options

Jun 17, 2019
Microsoft drops support for older email/calendar apps
You may need to upgrade your email/calendar app or switch to Outlook.

Jun 18, 2019
Infectious & Tropical Disease Institute launches local disease-prevention project
The Infectious and Tropical Disease Institute is best known for combating insect-borne diseases in Latin America. But a new project it’s launching in southeast Ohio aims to head off a possible outbreak of human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C.

OHIO Innovation Center increased job growth, economic impact in last calendar year
OHIO Innovation Center increased job growth, economic impact in last calendar year

New travelogue by Professor Emeritus David H. Mould from Ohio University Press
Ohio University Professor Emeritus David. H. Mould’s latest nonfiction work, "Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys," was recently released from Ohio University Press. To commemorate the publication of his travelogue, Mould was invited to write an essay for Newsweek, “Spotlight on Bangladesh: Exploring Old Dhaka.”

Jun 19, 2019
OHIO’s School of Art + Design celebrates longtime professor and Avant-Garde legend Æthelred Eldridge with fall events
The School of Art + Design in Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will celebrate the life and work of Professor Emeritus Æthelred Eldridge (1930–2018) this fall with an exhibition, performances, alumni and community events in Athens and beyond, beginning with “Æthelred Eldridge Exhibition of Work,” opening Sept. 24 in the Trisolini Gallery in Baker Center.

Interdisciplinary team creates virtual reality series to train health care providers in Appalachia
The best way to learn how to do something often is direct experience. In training for patient care in Appalachia, a new virtual reality program created through Ohio University’s Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab simulates the experience of working with Appalachian patients and offers important insight into regional values and culture that can inform the ways in which practitioners can best provide care.

Women Leading OHIO professional development program accepting applications for 2019-20 cohort
The Women’s Center will host Women Leading OHIO, a professional development program for faculty and staff, for the fourth consecutive year. The program, which begins Oct. 4 and meets on Fridays, is open to about 15 participants who will engage in networking, discussion and education focused on women’s roles in the workplace and in higher education.

University recognizes importance of Juneteenth holiday
Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Gigi Secuban recently announced that her staff is creating a plan for an annual largescale Juneteenth holiday celebration starting in 2020. The June 19 holiday is the oldest known celebration of the end of slavery in the U.S.

University mourns death of College of Business Professor Bonnie Roach
Dr. Bonnie Roach, Ohio University professor of business law and human resource management, died on Tuesday, June 18, from complications related to a brain aneurysm. She served in the College of Business for more than 31 years after beginning her career in 1988 as a faculty member in the Management Department.

Jun 20, 2019
MDIA Students Partner with WOUB Public Media To Produce Sixth Season of The Gladden House Sessions at 2019 Nelsonville Music Festival
he episodes of the Gladden House Sessions were filmed on location at NMF from June 6th – June 9th. This series features artist interviews and stripped-down performances at the festival, all from the porch of the historic Gladden House in the Robbins Crossing village.

All-academic teams feature seventeen Lancaster campus student-athletes
All-academic teams feature seventeen Lancaster campus student-athletes

Lancaster campus library director launches her children's book nationwide
Lancaster campus library director launches her children's book nationwide

Lancaster campus Dean’s list announced
Lancaster campus Dean’s list announced

Ohio Women’s Art Collective opens first show in newly-remodeled and relocated Lancaster campus art gallery
Ohio Women’s Art Collective opens first show in newly-remodeled and relocated Lancaster campus art gallery

Lancaster campus electronic media major excited for what the future holds
Lancaster campus electronic media major excited for what the future holds

OHIO, partners to launch next phase in effort to stop spread of Chagas disease
Ohio University is about to take a bold new step in its research and educational programs in Ecuador.

iCUE Spotlight: June 21-27, 2019
This week's calendar features a June Diabetes Research Seminar, Public Telescope Nights, active shooter training and the weekly Under the Elms Concert featuring child-friendly favorites.

Jun 21, 2019
Lancaster Festival celebrating 35 years of campus, community collaboration
For the past 34 years, a Lancaster campus-community collaboration has served as both a reunion, bringing Fairfield County residents of the past and present together, and a summer destination for those eager to experience the arts.

Board of Trustees approves FY20 Operating, Capital budgets, Capital projects
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved the Fiscal Year 2020 Operating and Capital budgets, the second phase of the Clippinger renovation strategy, and the Richland Avenue Pedestrian Crossing during its meetings on June 20 and 21 at the Ohio University Eastern Campus in St. Clairsville, Ohio.

OHIO First Scholars Program provides mentors to first-generation students
Anna-Kaye Rowe knew she wanted to be a mentor for the OHIO First Scholars Program as soon as she received an email about the program in the summer of 2018.

Jun 24, 2019
Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem program enables the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit
Entrepreneurs addressing the region’s long-standing social challenges now have customized tools and assistance to create businesses, new jobs and social impact, as well as achieve financial success, with the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem (SEE) Appalachia.

Jun 25, 2019
Ohio Today’s spring issue explores ‘landscapes’
The spring issue features stories about how Bobcats care for, honor, tame and recreate in different kinds of landscapes—both real and symbolic.

Jun 26, 2019
Chillicothe campus professor shares 2019 Global Connections experience
Dr. Greg Obi, Ohio University Chillicothe’s Assistant Professor of Business Technology, was one of 16 Ohio University faculty and staff who participated in OHIO’s 2019 Global Connections. This year’s group traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Chaing Mai, Thailand.

Online registration opens for 2019 Black Alumni Reunion
Online registration for the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion has officially begun and will continue through Friday, Sept. 6.

OHIO student wins $50,000 scholarship from Top Hat to continue education
An Ohio University student who just completed her freshman year has been named the winner of a $50,000 scholarship to continue her education.

Jun 27, 2019
iCUE Spotlight: June 28 – July 4, 2019
Take a look at the upcoming events on the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. Anyone with an active OHIO ID can log in and complete the form to add events that are sponsored by any OHIO planning unit or registered student organization.

Ohio Southern grad accepted to Air Force JAG Program
For some, the transition from living in a small town to moving to a larger city can be difficult. But, for Ambrosia McKenzie, the move from Flatwoods, KY to Cincinnati, OH is creating an environment in which she is building her desired career in law practice.

CHSP event discusses growth and role of community health workers
Dozens of healthcare professionals gathered earlier this month for a Community Health Workers Stakeholders Convening hosted by Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP). The goal of the event was to address the fast-paced growth of community health workers in the region and throughout the state.

College of Business Dean Hugh Sherman announces intent to step down
Dr. Hugh Sherman has announced his intent to step down as dean of Ohio University’s College of Business (COB) at the end of the next academic year (June 30, 2020). Dr. Sherman has served as dean and the Corlett Chair of Strategy for the last 13 years.

Jun 28, 2019
Facilities Management and Safety recognizes four June Employees of the Month
The Employee of the Month program recognizes exceptional performance by Facilities employees. All OHIO employees are invited to nominate FMS employees for this award using the nomination form on the FMS website. This month’s winners are: Steve Andrews, Jack Fulton, Roger Milstead, B Zimmerman.