Compass Archives

Aug 1, 2012
Alumnus' book chronicles an underdog story
Sports journalist and author and 2008 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism alumnus Tony Meale has written and published his first book, The Chosen Ones: The Team That Beat LeBron.

Aug 2, 2012
A nursing student's promise
Being a nursing student at Ohio University has come with a “plethora of emotions” for Courtney Fort, a senior in the College of Health Sciences and Professions.

Branding OHIO through social media
Whether establishing a relationship with potential students or finding ways to keep alumni engaged, social media provides valuable opportunities for branding Ohio University.

Compass launches Twitter account
Ohio University Compass continues to expand its reach and engage its readership with the creation of a new Twitter account devoted to the University news publication.

Faculty and Staff Convocation August 28
The annual Faculty and Staff Convocation will be held Aug. 28 at 3 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Provost on WATH Aug. 8
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit will appear on local radio station WATH's "The Party Line" Aug. 9.

PMBA student named top 'Forty Under 40' by Columbus Business First
Ohio University alumnus and current Professional MBA student Jeff Dennis was honored in The Columbus Business First's 2012 class of the top "Forty Under 40."

Private giving to Ohio University exceeds $55 million in fiscal 2012
The Division of University Advancement secured $55.86 million in new gifts and pledges during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2012.

August Alumni Association newsletter now available
The August issue of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s newsletter, "OHIO Alumni," is now available to view online.

Alumni College deemed a Golden Weekend
Fifty Ohio University alumni and friends from around the nation convened in Athens July 19-22 for the 2012 Alumni College and Golden Weekend.

Mountains, seaway triggered North American dinosaur surge
The rise of the Rocky Mountains and the appearance of a major seaway that divided North America may have boosted the evolution of new dinosaur species, according to a new Ohio University-led study.

Aug 3, 2012
Li named as interim executive director of the Center for International Studies
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Ming Li as interim executive director of the Center for International Studies. Li’s term will begin immediately.

Ohio University to receive $29 million for energy efficiency, conservation project
Ohio University will receive $29 million in financing to implement a comprehensive energy efficiency and conservation overhaul of 72 buildings at its main campus in Athens.

Aug 6, 2012
Gates Foundation Fund continues to allow students opportunity to pursue their college ambitions
This year’s recipients of The Gates Foundation – Ross County Scholar’s Fund were announced during a recent event on campus. Twelve students received the scholarships, including six new recipients and six continuing students.

COMS professor to speak at Colorado State as part of scholarly lecture series
Raymie McKerrow, the Charles E. Zumkehr Professor of Speech Communication in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University, will deliver the 7th Annual G. Jack Gravlee Lecture at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., on Sept. 6.

OHIO partners with UNICEF on Communication for Development Workshop
For the second year in a row, Ohio University has partnered with UNICEF for a two-week training workshop on campus, bringing bright minds from all over the world to Athens from July 22 to Aug. 3 as part of a nine-month blended-learning course on communication-based improvement projects.

DiBenedetto named Avionics Engineering Center director
Michael DiBenedetto has been named director of the Ohio University Avionics Engineering Center, part of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology.

Take a look at Bobcat Student Orientation
Bobcat Student Orientation 2012 for first-year students and transfer students took place from July 12 through Aug. 3 on the Ohio University Athens campus. Take a look at some of the images from the event.

Aug 7, 2012
Scripps study shows more judges using Facebook and Twitter nationally
More judges and courts in the United States report using social media like Facebook and Twitter, according to a national survey report released Thursday.

Student infrared video competition award winners announced
Two student teams tied for first place in the recent "See the World in Infrared: 2012 Student Infrared Video Competition @ OHIO" competition.

Aug 8, 2012
Sociologist explores the rituals, life lessons of the college drinking scene
Ohio University researcher Thomas Vander Ven has studied the social conventions that allow college students to keep coming back to the party—despite the risks.

Aug 9, 2012
University to seek faculty input in lecture capture technology selection process
Ohio University will seek faculty participation in the selection process of a lecture capture solution. Faculty input will be gathered before making a decision on which vendor to use.

Freshmen ‘chill out’ in Alden during Bobcat Student Orientation
For years now, staff at Alden Library have been helping incoming students and their families beat the summer heat by giving them their first taste of freedom – in the form of freeze pops.

Chemical Engineering sophomore awarded regional scholarship from ACEC
A sophomore chemical engineering major from the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has received a regional scholarship from the American Council of Engineering Companies.

New insurance cards for university vehicles available
New insurance cards for university vehicles are now available. The cards must be placed in each vehicle as soon as possible.

Digital media startups showcase new technologies during Aug. 20 open house
Digital media startups showcase new technologies during Aug. 20 open house

Aug 13, 2012
Ohio University health programs receive $500,000 gift
University alumnus Frank Stevens has pledged more than $500,000 to the nutrition, nursing and public health programs in the University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP).

A Bobkitten?:OHIO's forgotten mascot
To look at him today, you’d never guess that OHIO’s rough-and-tumble Bobcat has a breakup in his past. But if you flip through any of Ohio University’s well-loved yearbooks, you’ll instantly catch a glimpse of his sweet and sassy partner, the Bobkitten.

Funding expands for John A. Brose, D.O., Primary Care Endowed Scholarship
Established by the historic April 2011 gift from Osteopathic Heritage Foundations, the John A. Brose, D.O., Primary Care Scholarship is gathering strength thanks to a number of donors who have contributed more than $95,000 to the recently endowed fund that will support the scholarship in perpetuity.

OHIO’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Program set to celebrate 75 years of distinction
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program is celebrating its 75th Anniversary this year. To honor this important milestone, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is planning an exciting weekend of activities for alumni, faculty and students.

OMSAR prepares for LINKS Pre-Matriculation Program
Nearly 300 first-year Ohio University multicultural students are expected to participate in the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention’s (OMSAR) LINKS Pre-Matriculation program, Aug. 23-24.

Volleyball duo traveled to China with U.S. Developmental Team
This summer, two Ohio Volleyball sophomores, Chelsea Bilger and Kelly Lamberti traveled to China for the Bring It Promotions/USA Volleyball Global Challenge. The duo were part of a team that played six matches over 13 days against three of China's top professional teams.

Japanese high school students share culture, friendship with Athens peers
Sixteen Japanese High School students arrived in Athens on July 21 for the two and half-week American Culture and Language Studies Program, developed and organized by the Ohio Program of Intensive of English (OPIE).

Student Affairs requests Go Green volunteers
On Monday, the Division of Student Affairs sent an email to all Athens faculty and staff requesting volunteers to help with move in.

Go Green Move-In Weekend runs Aug. 23-26
Residence hall move-in begins Thursday, Aug. 23 at 9 a.m. for first-year students and will continue through the weekend, with residence halls officially opening for all other students on Aug. 25. Here are some key details.

Aug 14, 2012
Summer sun and classical music hit perfect pitch
Last week Ohio University and the Athens community celebrated music, summer and education with Mozart on the Green, an intensive one-week chamber music festival.

Aug 15, 2012
Journalism students return from covering the London Olympics
Ohio University journalism professor Hans Meyer and 15 E.W. Scripps School of Journalism students are back at home after a three-week trip to the Olympics.

Aug 16, 2012
Athletics presents coffee with Jim Christian
Ohio Athletics will hold its third Coffee with the Coach this Friday, Aug. 17 at Union Street Cafe. Ohio Men's Basketball Head Coach Jim Christian will be the guest with the event, free to the public, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Pickerington Center director leads 2013 NABCA Conference
Director of the Pickerington Center Leigh Atkinson has been selected as the chairperson for the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Conference which will be held in April of 2013.

Aug 20, 2012
Poet Mark Halliday champions imaginative, accessible verse
A conversation with Ohio University's 2011 Distinguished Professor

Ohio University mourns associate professor emerita, developmental disabilities advocate
Elsie Helsel, Ohio University associate professor emerita of curriculum and instruction and former chair of special education, died Aug. 9 at 97.

OHIO students create shale database
Ohio University students have developed a database to link shale gas drillers with Ohio companies that can provide supplies and services.

University makes numerous policies semester safe
Complying with the Q2S transition, Ohio University has revised several policies in its Administrative Policy Manual to reflect the University's change to the semester system.

Aug 21, 2012
Lecture capture feedback requested by Aug. 23
The university is purchasing a lecture capture system to facilitate recording classroom sessions, lectures, and other live events for later distribution online. To give feedback, please watch the demonstration videos and complete a short survey about the three products by 5 p.m. Aug. 23.

Aug 22, 2012
Fall Move-In technical support options for students
To ease students' transition to campus during Fall Move-In, OIT will be offering multiple technical support options from Thursday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 26.

Aug 23, 2012
Faculty and Staff invited to Aug. 28 Convocation
All Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2012 Faculty and Staff Convocation on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

National Jewish magazine highlights Hillel's 'Got Swabbed?' campaign
The Jewish Daily Forward recently published a feature story that highlights Hillel at Ohio University's "Got Swabbed?" bone marrow campaign. The campaign has registered more than 5,500 students and identified more than 200 potential donors.

Patricia Weitsman to discuss her life saving bone marrow transplant on Wednesday
Ohio University Professor of Political Science Patricia Weitsman and Dr. William Blum from the Ohio State University Medical Center's Division of Hematology will discuss Weitsman's 2011 life saving bone marrow transplant at 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, in Irvine Hall Auditorium.

Libraries co-sponsors Movies Under the Stars tonight
Ohio University Libraries is rolling out the red carpet for incoming freshmen. The Libraries along with Residence Life and the Campus Involvement Center will be showing movies in two locations tonight.<br />

Internal awards programs offer fall funding deadlines, workshops
Internal awards programs offer fall funding deadlines, workshops

OHIO welcomes new faculty
Ohio University welcomed new additions to its teaching and research ranks Wednesday at the New Faculty Welcome and Academic Orientation in Copeland Hall. More than 130 new faculty members will grace Ohio University's six campuses this fall.

Aug 24, 2012
Research Compliance announces new conflict of interest disclosure process
Research Compliance announces new conflict of interest disclosure process

COMPENSATION 2014 Project moves into third phase
Human Resources offers COMPENSATION 2014 update

Registrar offers fall updates to faculty and staff
On Friday, Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton sent an email to all faculty and staff with updates for fall semester.

Spy thriller creates heat over summertime for Ohio University Press
"Ministers of Fire: A Novel" received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, who also interviewed the author Mark Harril Saunders. It was also reviewed in the San Francisco Chronicle, Library Journal, Richmond Times-Dispatch, and, most recently, in The Washington Post.<br />

LINKS teaches new diverse students how to be successful [PHOTOS]
First-year Ohio University multicultural scholarship students participated in the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR) LINKS Pre-Matriculation program, Aug. 23-24. Take a look at the pics.

Aug 27, 2012
Controller reminds faculty about pay cycle change
On Tuesday, Ohio University Controller Julie Allison sent an email to all faculty reminding them about the pay cycle change.

Scripps College seeks to expand international partnership with Zhejiang University in China
On Aug. 17, leaders from the Scripps College of Communication met on Ohio University’s main campus in Athens with Professor and Assistant Dean Lu Wei and Executive Director Sancheng Xu of Zhejiang University’s College of Media and International Culture in China to brainstorm ways to bolster the relationship between the two universities.

Shiyong Wu named director of Edison Biotechnology Institute
Biochemist Shiyong Wu has been named the new director of Ohio University’s Edison Biotechnology Institute (EBI), effective Sept. 1. Wu, professor of chemistry and biochemistry, has served as a principal investigator at the institute since 2003. He is a longtime recipient of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for his research on skin cancer.

University inducts Class of 2016
Approximately 4,000 new Bobcats kicked off their academic careers on Aug. 26 at the President's Convocation for First-Year Students at Ohio University's Convocation Center.

President welcomes faculty and staff
On Monday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff welcoming them to the new academic year.

Ohio University researchers receive $1.5 million for ADHD intervention study
Project to help teachers manage student behavior in the classroom

Aug 28, 2012
Child Development Center closed today
On Tuesday, Director of the Child Development Center (CDC) Cathleen Waller sent an email to all parents with children in the CDC informing them that the center would not be open.

Aug 29, 2012
Word on the Street - Advice for incoming students
Bobcats share what they wish they had known when they first arrived at Ohio University. Alexa Gordish hosts a recap of their best advice for incoming students.

Take a look at Go Green Move-In Weekend [PHOTOS]
Ohio University's 2012 Go Green Move-In Weekend, which took place Aug. 23-26, provided some memorable moments. Here's a snapshot of some of these events.

President names Compass Points publication of record
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent an email to all faculty and staff stating the employee newsletter Compass Points was now the publication of record for all faculty and staff.

Aug 30, 2012
New Compensation 2014 Project ready to gather job information
Ohio University and Aon Hewitt are working together to develop a new compensation program as part of the overall Compensation 2014 Project. The next step includes gathering information on each administrative/professional and classified non-bargaining unit position.

Ohio University to host five Bobcat Bashes for 2012 football season
Football season has arrived, which means so have the 2012 Bobcat Bashes!

The Summer 2012 issue of Ohio Today Online is now available.
The latest issue of Ohio Today Online has hit the inboxes and the Internet!

President welcomes faculty, staff to OHIO for Ohio
With an eye toward the changes of the past year and a vision toward the future, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed faculty and staff to the new academic year Tuesday during the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.

Bobcat freshmen revealed
Although you won't see first-year college students Justin Bieber or Dakota Fanning setting foot on Athens bricks this year (Sorry, Bobcats!), campus is crawling with plenty of other newbies: Ohio University's Class of 2016.

Global insights strengthen non-profits' services to area children
With the help of OHIO and UNICEF, Barb Campagnola encourages an appreciation for Nelsonville's budding cultural identity