Compass Archives

Aug 1, 2011
WOUB and OHIO staff win Emmy awards
WOUB and OHIO staff received several Emmy awards at the annual ceremony held by the Ohio Valley Regional Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on Saturday, July 21 in Louisville, Ky.

University mourns former associate director of residence services
Pamela (Cork) Drake, former associate director of residence services at Ohio University, died on July 17, after an extended illness.

Popular MDIA course, professor, facilities allow students to produce music locally
Students in the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University are reaping the benefits of having a successful music producer as a professor and a state-of-the-art studio at their disposal. These resources are essential elements to a popular course that has fostered the recording of numerous records in the past eight years.

NPR's Mountain Stage tickets on sale
National Public Radio's Mountain Stage with Larry Groce returns to Ohio University at 7 p.m Sunday, Oct. 9. Mountain Stage with Larry Groce is a two-hour live performance radio show.

O’Bleness Memorial Hospital/OU-HCOM partnership expands fellowship
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) and O’Bleness Memorial Hospital in Athens are pleased to announce a new partnership in a fellowship program that will train primary care physicians to meet the growing diabetes epidemic in Ohio.

Men's Basketball to host alumni reunion
The Ohio men's basketball program is inviting former players and managers back to campus for a reunion on Sept. 10.

Evan Shaw wins another Emmy for Athletics
Evan Shaw, Ohio director of multimedia marketing, has been awarded an Emmy by the Ohio Valley Region of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for Outstanding Sports Editing. This award is Shaw's fourth Emmy and his third at Ohio.

OHIO responds to Princeton Review's party school ranking
On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. MCDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff responding to the Princeton Review's party school rankings.

Aug 2, 2011
University mourns devoted alumnus Robert Axline
Robert Axline, a loyal Ohio University alumnus and Foundation Board Trustee Emeritus, died on Thursday.

Kent Smith responds to party school ranking
On Monday, Vice President for Student Affairs Kent Smith sent an email to all Ohio University students regarding the Princeton Review's party school rankings.

Cool tools: Texas Instruments grant puts handheld computers in Ohio math classrooms
To improve mathematics education in Ohio schools, Ohio University’s Advanced Teacher Capacity team is providing TI-nspire handheld computers to twelve middle and high school algebra, geometry, and statistics classrooms throughout Ohio during the 2010–11 school year.

Aug 3, 2011
Brian Bridges to talk diversity on WATH Party Line
Vice Provost for Diversity, Access and Equity Brian Bridges will appear on WATH 970 AM's hour-long talk show Party Line at 9 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, to discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University.

Aug 4, 2011
Social Work program finds a new home in College of Health Sciences and Professions
Ohio University’s Social Work Program, formerly part of the University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has joined the College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP).

Patton College redesigned alumni publication available
The Gladys W. & David H. Patton College of Education and Human Services is making it easier for alumni to stay up-to-date on news and events within the college. The Patton Educator, previously known as The Educator, is now available online in a newly redesigned format.

Chillicothe campus New Student Orientation sets students toward success
Ohio University's Chillicothe Campus' New Student Orientation sessions are designed to position incoming students for successful college careers.

Aug 5, 2011
Two funds provide $316,559 for faculty technology commercialization
The Technology Gap and Technology Seed fund programs, administered by the Vice President for Research, have awarded a total of $316,559 to faculty research projects that have potential for commercialization.

Aug 8, 2011
Beecham Selected as NCAA Woman of the Year Finalist
Ohio distance runner Annie Beecham is a nominee for the NCAA 2011 Woman of the Year award.

Ethics Hotline available to campus
In 2006, Ohio University contracted with EthicsPoint® to manage the Ohio University Ethics Hotline. The hotline is still available to report employee misconduct.

Aug 9, 2011
Interim tags removed for Joe Adams and Gwyn Scott
Joe Adams has assumed the position of associate vice president for risk management and safety (RM&S) and Gwyn Scott has been appointed associate vice president for auxiliaries effective July 1.

Study: Belly-flopping frogs reveal evolution of jumping
Biologist Stephen Reilly studies leiopelmatids, the oldest known frogs. They exist in only two places in the world: the cold, cascading streams of the Pacific Northwest and New Zealand,

Physics and Astronomy promotional mini-movies to be screened at UK International Film Festival
The Ohio University Department of Physics and Astronomy YouTube mini-movies called "Why Physics?" will be screened at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Heart of England International Film Festival and International Youth Film Festival in Tamworth, England.

Academic Technologies Faculty Showcase on iPads is Aug. 18
Associate Professor of Teacher Education Eugene Geist will discuss how iPads can be used in the classroom and how students and instructors can adapt to mobile learning, 12:10-1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, in Baker University Center 239.

Aug 10, 2011
Lancaster campus hosts college information night for nontraditional students
Adults thinking of heading back to the classroom will have an opportunity to learn more about local options during a "So, You Want to Go to College" information session at Ohio University Lancaster, Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m. in room 414.

Women's Golf team tops Division I in GPA
The Ohio University women's golf team has been recognized as one of the top academic programs in the nation, leading all Division I schools with a 3.83 cumulative grade point average.

City of Athens provides construction update
Construction of the Mill Street Sanitary Sewer Improvements Project will continue through this week within the Palmer Street to Kurtz Street Section of Mill Street.

African University College of Communications joins Ohio University in international agreement
President and founder of the African University College of Communications (AUCC), Kojo Yankah, visited Ohio University to sign a Memorandum of Understanding connecting the two universities in an international agreement.

Free class at OHIO's Zanesville campus helps Mary Kappes achieve her dream
Mary Kappes, a 2011 nursing graduate, is one of more than 1,000 people who have registered for classes during Ohio University Zanesville's "Back to School" promotion to get back on track with her career.

Bobcat TV Announces "Relentless: An Inside Look at Ohio Football" premieres Wednesday
Bobcat TV will present "Relentless: An Inside Look at Ohio Football". It is a reality sports documentary television series following Ohio Football through training camp.

Aug 11, 2011
OU-HCOM sets record enrollment this year
More than three years of planning culminates Saturday with the formal induction of the largest ever first-year class of the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) into the osteopathic medical profession.

No Compass email on Monday
The Ohio University Compass email will not be sent out on Monday, Aug. 15. Bi-weekly distribution of the Compass email will resume on Thursday, Aug. 18.

Economic development conference addresses future of Appalachian Ohio
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown and Ohio University alumnus David Wilhelm were in Athens on Wednesday to talk about the economic future of Appalachian Ohio.

Journalist helps Sudanese refugees tell tale of survival, love
Lost Boy, Lost Girl is the courageous story of John Bul Dau and Martha Arual Akech, southern Sudanese children who had to run for their lives when Arab army troops attacked their villages in 1987 during the Sudanese civil war.

Aug 16, 2011
Voinovich School releases 'Green Jobs Report'
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs recently published a Green Jobs Report, which explores training and education programs within the University System of Ohio (USO) that prepare students for green jobs.

Aug 17, 2011
Diabetes educators use creative communication in Appalachia
In Appalachia, everyone knows someone who’s been diagnosed with “sugar,” or type 2 diabetes. The prevalence of the disease is 33 percent higher than the national average in this often rural, disadvantaged region of the United States.

Volleyball picked to win MAC East
In a vote by the league's coaches, the Ohio University volleyball team has been picked as the favorite to win the Mid-American Conference East Division in 2011.

WOUB's Bobcat Sports Coverage Expands With New Program
For several seasons WOUB-TV covered Ohio University football with the football show, "Bobcat Blitz." This season, the show is expanding to cover multiple sports and has been renamed "Bobcat Sports Showcase."

Aug 18, 2011
OU-HCOM grants white coats, awards
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine conferred white coats on the newest class of students and honored extraordinary physicians on Saturday.

Aug 23, 2011
Golding updates OHIO about earthquake
On Tuesday, Vice President for Finance and Administration Steve Golding sent an email to all Ohio University faculty and staff regarding the mild earthquake.

Jazz legend to give final bow at Patton College anniversary celebration
Nancy Wilson, three-time Grammy Award winner, will perform on a public stage for the last time at Ohio University during the Patton College 125th anniversary celebration.

Researchers film physical therapy patients to improve diagnoses, treatments
Whether they’re working with stroke survivors, injured athletes, or patients recovering from knee surgery, physical therapists must have a keen eye for detail. The subtle movements patients make when lifting a heel or putting weight on an ankle when walking can mean a big difference in the type of treatments and orthotics a therapist prescribes.

Aug 24, 2011
Student Enhancement Awards provide $107,000 for research, creative projects
Twenty-one Ohio University students received more than $107,000 in funding from Ohio University’s Student Enhancement Awards program in June. The program offers grants of up to $6,000 for research, scholarship and creative projects by undergraduate, graduate or medical students.

Residence hall move-in begins Sept. 1
Residence hall move-in begins Thursday, Sept. 1 at 9 a.m. for first-year students and will continue through the weekend, with residence halls officially opening for all other students on Sept. 3.

Parker Hannifin creates student lab in honor of alumnus
Parker Hannifin Corporation, the international motion and control company, has made a gift of more than $180,000 to the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College at Ohio University in honor of 1973 alumnus Jack Myslenski.

Aug 25, 2011
Ox Roast at Peden Stadium is Saturday
Ohio Athletics will host the 31st annual Ox Roast this Saturday at Peden Stadium. Players, coaches and cheerleaders will be in attendance. The free event will feature dinner at 6 p.m.

State awards $500,000 to Innovation Center, Edison Biotech Institute to boost economic growth
The state’s Edison Technology Incubator Program has awarded $500,000 to Ohio University’s Innovation Center and Edison Biotechnology Institute for projects that will stimulate economic development in southeastern Ohio.

Aug 29, 2011
President to speak at Board of Trustees meeting
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis’ address to the Board of Trustees on Sept. 1 is planned to be streamed live on the president’s website.

Rufus welcomes new community college partner
Rufus traveled to Huntington, W.Va., to help Ohio University’s newest community college partner, Mountwest Community and Technical College, kickoff the start of the academic year last week.

Aug 30, 2011
Fall membership campaign presents special programming Sept. 1 - 10
WOUB-TV’s September membership campaign will take place Sept. 1 – 10 bringing viewers special entertainment you won't find anywhere else. Here are a few shows you can’t miss!

MHz Worldview and World Added to digital programming
Viewers with access to WOUB’s digital television services will have two new programming channels. September 1, World and MHz Worldview will begin airing on WOUB-TV. World will air on digital channel 44.3 from WOUB’s Cambridge transmitter and MHz Worldview will air on digital channel 20.3 from the Athens transmitter.