Compass Archives

Jul 1, 2013
Gearing up for Tour de Cause at the Lancaster Campus
Organizers are getting ready for the 4th Annual Tour de Cause, which is being held at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus on July 12 and 13. The bike tour raises money to battle the drug addiction issue in Lancaster and Fairfield County.

Free sustainability service learning workshops offered in October
The Office of Sustainability, in partnership with COAD, United Appeal and the Sugar Bush Foundation, is offering free energy workshops and service learning experiences for OHIO and Hocking College classes Oct. 1-2.

President McDavis announces formation of new advisory committee for The Ridges
In a message to Athens campus faculty, staff and students, President Roderick J. McDavis announced the formation of a new advisory committee for The Ridges.

Donation assists OHIO Men’s Basketball locker room renovation, honors a family of Bobcats
Ohio University received a lead gift of $100,000 from alumni Tom and Gwen Weihe that helped fund a renovation project of the Men’s Basketball team’s locker room at the Convocation Center. “We both graduated from OHIO and this gift was one way to give back to the University,” Tom Weihe said. “It was a way of thanking the University for everything it did to prepare me for a successful career.” he said. “OHIO was instrumental in forming me. It taught me to be a successful person.”

VisCom's Sara Lewkowicz wins Perpignan Remi Ochlik Award
Sara Lewkowicz, a visual communication graduate student, has won the prestigious international Ville de Perpignan Rémi Ochlik award for her work documenting domestic violence.

Power outage affects four West Green buildings on Athens campus
The weekend failure of an underground electric feeder cable has caused a power outage in four buildings on the Athens campus.

Jul 2, 2013
Lancaster Campus Theatre's production of "The Producers" Premieres July 21
The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of "The Producers" means something special to OUL Theatre Director A. Victor Jones. While every production means a lot to Jones, this one has something a bit more personal.

How psychology researchers are breaking down barriers to blood donation
Although there are various factors that motivate or deter people when donating blood, graduate student Jennifer Kowalsky is focused on removing one particular barrier.

Allan Pollchik, Ken Breidenbaugh following their career paths to new horizons
Head librarian Allan Pollchik and faculty member Ken Breidenbaugh have retired from the Chillicothe Campus. Find out what's next for them.

Visitor parking permits can now be requested online
Parking Services has implemented a new online visitor permit system for the Athens Campus.

Jul 3, 2013
Associate Dean Reflects on Time at Lancaster Campus
Associate Dean Dr. Paul Abraham's three year run at Ohio University Lancaster is coming to a close.Abraham recently accepted a new position as dean at the Ohio University Eastern Campus in Saint Clairsville, Ohio.

UCM releases spring semester media coverage report
During the 2013 spring semester, Ohio University received 3,747 media placements. Of that number, 2,895 were balanced in tone, 678 were positive and 557 were negative.

Jul 5, 2013
Section of University Terrace to close for repairs
A portion of University Terrace will close from Park Place to Race Street for repairs beginning Monday, July 8 at 7 a.m.

Selecting & piloting lecture capture software
A good lecture capture solution should be an integral part of any mobile on-line learning environment, but choosing the right one can be a challenge.

Refreshing 13 college websites
Two years ago, the Provost asked UCM and OIT to update the various college and campus websites that make up Ohio University's online presence.

Facilitating the flipped classroom
During spring 2013, OIT facilitated a Flipped Classroom Studio. Faculty feedback indicated the process was very helpful.

Jul 8, 2013
Largest Crowd on record swarms Monomoy Theatre’s 2013 Opening Weekend
The Monomoy Theatre was abuzz for the Chatham, Massachusetts venue’s 56th season opening weekend June 28-30. The season opened with the Theatre’s production of “The King and I,” performed by the Ohio University Players. The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) and the Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England hosted three receptions and one dinner throughout the weekend.

Archaeological Field School students uncovering prehistoric artifacts
Ten students are spending the summer unearthing prehistoric artifacts through the Ohio University Archaeological Field School.

Dr. Jim Smith to lead both Lancaster and Zanesville campuses temporarily
Ohio University Lancaster Dean Jim Smith has a new title, but it’s one that is only temporary. Smith is still the dean at the Lancaster Campus, but he’s also the acting dean at Ohio University Zanesville temporarily.

Company founded by chemical engineering professor wins Silicon Valley startup award
E3 Clean Technologies, a company founded by Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine Botte, cleaned up at the Launch: Silicon Valley award presentation June 4 in Mountain View, Calif.

Jul 9, 2013
1804 Grant helps Lancaster Campus mathematics professors develop online math problem bank
Students on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus will be able to work on math problems online thanks to an Ohio University 1804 grant and a group of Ohio University Lancaster Mathematics Professors.

Tour Athens Campus summer construction projects and traffic pattern changes [VIDEO]
This video tour shows the various construction projects underway on the Athens Campus, as well as traffic pattern changes in effect.

Great job Jason Walls!
Meet Jason Walls, June Classified Employee of the Month!

State Champion Virginia Pine Tree relocated from construction site [VIDEO]
Crews moved a 79-foot tall State Champion Virginia Pine Tree from a campus construction site using a large crane.

Jul 10, 2013
Viehweger appointed national trustee
The Ohio University Board of Trustees has selected OHIO alumna Peggy Viehweger to serve on the Board as a national trustee.

Go behind the lens with documentary filmmaker Jeremy Zerechak
When Jeremy Zerechak was called to relieve the first rotation of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004, he took a leave of absence from his film studies at Penn State University, packed his duffle bag with video equipment, and arrived for training at the United States Army base of Fort Dix, New Jersey, with the intention of "capturing as much content as possible."

Gillian Berchowitz named director of Ohio University Press
Gillian Berchowitz was named director of Ohio University Press effective July 1.

Jul 11, 2013
New canopy going up for Lancaster Festival at OUL [SLIDESHOW]
Concert-goers at the 2013 Lancaster Festival may see Michael Bolton and Crystal Bowersox in a different light so to speak. That's because the canopy that covers the Wendel Concert Stage on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus is new this year.

Travel World staff relocated
The Travel World staff has relocated to a new office in the Academic Center on the Southern Campus.

Jul 12, 2013
Intermittent lane closures expected on Oxbow Trail during construction
During construction of the new Multipurpose Pavilion on the Athens Campus, lane closures on Oxbow Trail will occur intermittently.

Running back Beau Blankenship named to Maxwell Award Watch List
Ohio University football running back Beau Blankenship was selected to the Watch List for the 77th Annual Maxwell Football Club Award on Monday.

OUPD Chief Andrew Powers advises bank robbery suspect has known Athens Campus connections
In a message to the University community, OUPD Chief Andrew Powers advises a bank robbery suspect has known Athens Campus connections. There is no information at this time that the suspect is in the Athens Campus area.

Sustainability survey prize winners announced
This summer, the Ecology and Energy Conservation Committee conducted a brief survey of faculty to gather data regarding the number of courses at Ohio University that focus on, or even touch upon, the subject of sustainability.

Jul 15, 2013
Biologists revive the chestnut tree at former coal mine sites
Keith Gilland is working to bring life back to old coal mining sites in Ohio by reintroducing a long-lost species, the American chestnut tree. This "redwood of the east" used to cover 25 percent of the forests in the eastern United States.

Janet Becker to serve as Lancaster Campus interim associate dean
Ohio University Lancaster Associate Professor Janet Becker is about to see the campus from a different perspective. She's moving to the Associate Dean's Office starting July 22.

Unscheduled outage closes several Athens Campus buildings
A serious, unscheduled outage of the West Green Chilled Water Plant has forced the closure of several Athens Campus buildings and cancelled classes and activities in those buildings.

Two OHIO Students score internship funding made possible by Women in Philanthropy scholarship
Two Ohio University undergraduates will now have the opportunity to spruce up their resumes after accepting career-boosting internships thanks to Women in Philanthropy’s (WIP’s) 2013 scholarship funding. This year's scholarship recipients are juniors Renée Hagerty and Lindsey Bork. Hagerty is an Honors Tutorial College Political Science student who is interning at the Ohio Board of Regents in Columbus. Bork is majoring in Community Health Services and is an intern at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

SuperVision: With surveillance comes power
This is the first in a series of articles on our surveillance society. This article focuses on a book co-authored by Professor John Gilliom

Accelerator lab lets visiting students shine in neutron measurements
This summer 10 undergraduate research students from New York will be using the tandem accelerator at the John E. Edwards Accelerator Laboratory to make high energy neutrons related to inertial confinement fusion.

BSO underway on the Athens Campus [PHOTO ESSAY]
This year’s Bobcat Student Orientation kicked off on July 11 and continues through Aug. 3.

Jul 16, 2013
Pruitt Field closed for track, turf replacement
Pruitt Field will be closed from July 15 through August for replacement of the track and turf surfaces.

Jul 17, 2013
Moore’s Flash Nonfiction book earns two ForeWord awards
A book edited by Professor Dinty W. Moore was honored in two categories in the ForeWord Review’s 15th annual Book of the Year Awards.

How one graduate student uses cameras to create social change in Latin America
How one graduate student uses cameras to create social change in Latin America

University community advised to stay safe during heat wave
As much of the region is under a heat advisory during the afternoon of July 17, the University community is asked to take proper precautions to ensure personal health and safety.

Jul 18, 2013
Ten things you should know about our surveillance society
This is the second in a series of articles out of the College of Arts and Sciences on our surveillance society.

Big-nosed, long-horned dinosaur discovered in Utah
A new species of horned dinosaur with a notably large nose was discovered in Utah by a scientist now working as a paleontology laboratory coordinator at Ohio University.

Former band director marching forward with band tarnished by hazing death
The former director of the Marching 110 says he aims to lead by example as he rebuilds the band at Florida A&M University whose reputation was tarnished by a hazing-related death in 2011.

Jul 19, 2013
Partial closure of University Terrace, Park Place intersection to begin Monday
Beginning Monday, July 22, there will be a partial closure of the University Terrace and Park Place intersection.

Jul 22, 2013
Grad student explores how cities can determine the best location for wind turbines
As someone who spent her childhood sailing the coast of Lake County, geography graduate student Jessica Kelley is very familiar with Lake Erie's knack for serving up a good gust of wind. But upon viewing Lincoln Electric's installation of a massive wind turbine near the shoreline of Euclid, Ohio, she still couldn't help but wonder why the company had located it there.

Visiting assistant professor organizes summer cultural series
A summer cultural series organized by an Ohio University visiting assistant professor is bringing Athens-area adults together to nourish their social and intellectual needs.

Phillips named associate dean of Chillicothe Campus
Brenda D. Phillips, Ph.D., has been named associate dean of Ohio University-Chillicothe, effective July 22.

Culinary Services introduces new gift card
Beginning July 2013, Culinary Services will introduce a new gift card program to the campus population for the 2013-14 academic year.

Tyler Tettleton on Walter Camp Award Watch List
Quarterback Tyler Tettleton is one of the 50 "players to watch" for the 2013 Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year award, the nation's fourth-oldest individual college football accolade.

Shaw brings home four Emmys
Evan Shaw, WOUB’s chief editor/videographer/producer, brought home four Emmy awards Saturday night during the Ohio Valley Regional Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ annual event in Cincinnati.

Jul 23, 2013
First regional campus COST student at Lancaster Campus gets international scholarship
Ohio University Lancaster student Nick Ramsey is breathing a little easier these days.That's because the Middle Childhood Education major from Pickerington recently found out he's getting a scholarship to help offset the costs of doing an internship abroad this fall.

Risk Management and Safety newsletter available
The latest Risk Management and Safety newsletter addresses poisonous plants, staff changes, stair safety, heat stress, skin protection and communicating hazards.

Vice President for Finance and Administration Golding announces staff and leadership changes
Stephen Golding announced several staff and leadership changes in the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Jul 24, 2013
Lancaster Campus education students to participate in Lancaster City Schools literacy grant project
Ohio University Lancaster is one of the partners in a state grant project to help area elementary school students read at their grade level by the 3rd grade. The Lancaster City School District was awarded a nearly $230,000 grant for one year to implement the early literacy program.

Frantz catches glimpse of new state of matter with NSF grant
An assistant professor of physics and astronomy is using a grant to study the properties of the quark-gluon plasma in the Pioneering High Energy Nuclear Interaction Experiment.

Math teacher circles: Why should kids have all the fun?
Robert Klein, an associate professor of mathematics, discusses math circles for teachers, one of which is being held in Athens this week.

Jul 25, 2013
Sociology student explores the Renaissance festival subculture
When Heather Dumas started attending Renaissance festivals 10 years ago, she became fascinated by this alternative world of knights, pirates, princesses, and jesters. Not only do "rennies" dress in period clothing and participate in activities such as jousting and pub sing-alongs, but they might also take on personas quite different from their everyday lives.

Largest-ever alumni event (not athletic-related) outside of Athens brings a little bit of Ohio University to Cleveland
More than 450 Ohio University alumni and friends gathered at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center on July 18 for a special alumni event in conjunction with the annual summer meeting of The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees.

Athens Campus ranked 15th in state for return on investment
Ohio University’s Athens Campus has been ranked among the top colleges in the state for providing students the best return on their investment.

Ohio Football predicted to win MAC East
For the second consecutive season, the Ohio University football team has been picked to win the Mid-American Conference East Division.

Registration still available for Fall Diversity Essentials
Diversity Essentials, a joint initiative between the Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion and University Human Resources Leadership and Staff Development, will host a fall 2013 cohort.

Edmonds appointed Vice Provost of Global Affairs
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Lorna Jean Edmonds in a message to the University community Thursday.

Jul 26, 2013
Programs partner to overcome effects of federal budget cuts
Two Ohio University programs are engaging in a partnership this summer to offer a real-world college experience to a group of students who might not otherwise have a chance to see first-hand what life at OHIO is like.

Tree trimming to result in brief power outage at The Ridges, Ohio University Inn
The Grounds Department will be trimming trees on Monday and Tuesday, resulting in a brief power outage at buildings at The Ridges as well as the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center.

Jul 29, 2013
Bobcat Essentials to bring new menu and hours of operation to Lancaster Campus student lounge this fall
Ohio University Lancaster's student lounge is going to look and taste a bit different this fall. That's because an extension of Ohio University's Auxiliary Services Department in Athens, Bobcat Essentials, is going to manage "The Zone" and will bring a new menu, along with new hours of operation.

University of Guyana delegation visits Athens Campus
A delegation from the University of Guyana was on the Athens Campus to explore new partnerships and to expand on the relationship developed between the two institutions over the past 30 years.

Ryan White named senior associate athletics director for development
Ohio University Athletics has named Ryan White as its senior associate athletics director for development. He officially begins Aug. 14.

Incoming Bobcats making first college memories at BSO [PHOTO ESSAY]
This year's Bobcat Student Orientation (BSO) is heading into its third and final week.

University mourns loss of IT employee Fred Herner
The Ohio University community mourns the loss of employee Frederick A. Herner, 49, who died on Friday, July 26.

Jul 30, 2013
Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs opens PTAC office at Lancaster Campus
The Ohio University Lancaster Campus is committed to helping grow the economy of the Fairfield County region. Now, more tools to assist businesses and economic development are available on campus.

Roosenburg gives turtles headstart in Maryland classrooms
NBC News reports from Chesapeake Bay–where Ohio University’s Dr. Willem Roosenburg is researching diamondback terrapins, including using area schoolchildren as turtle babysitters.

Dean of Students calls for volunteers for fall move-in
The Division of Student Affairs is coordinating faculty and staff volunteers to welcome incoming students and families to Ohio University during move-in days.

Piercy appointed Ohio University ombudsperson
In a joint message from the Offices of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Student Affairs, it was announced Judy Piercy would become the University's ombudsperson.