Compass Archives

Aug 1, 2013
New Bobcats share insights on BSO, University [VIDEO]
Hear what some of OHIO's new Bobcats have to say about BSO, their time on the Athens Campus, and why they chose to attend Ohio University.

OU-HCOM hosts ODH Town Hall Meeting focused on health care transformation
Join other interested professionals for a discussion with Ohio Department of Health director, Dr. Ted Wymyslo, on improving the health outcomes of Ohioans.

Compass email to adopt new look on Aug. 8
To continually improve the look and content of Compass, University Communications and Marketing will release an aesthetically new version of the email news source on Aug. 8.

Aug 2, 2013
Ohio University breaks ground at new medical school campus in Dublin
Ohio University supporters mark the beginning of yearlong renovations to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s new central Ohio campus.

Bobcat football players report to camp Monday
The Ohio University football team reports to preseason camp on Monday in preparation for its 2013 season.

Aug 5, 2013
Tree trimming to result in brief power outage at The Ridges, Ohio University Inn
The Grounds Department will be trimming trees on Thursday and Friday, resulting in a brief power outage at buildings at The Ridges as well as the Ohio University Inn and Conference Center.

Mathematicians solve a biology problem: How do yeast cells communicate?
Mathematicians solve a biology problem: How do yeast cells communicate?

Program brings scholars from throughout the world to OHIO
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Institute for International Journalism is hosting its fourth Study of the U.S. Institute on Journalism and the Media.

Bright future: How fruit flies and light might reveal a treatment for Parkinson's disease
Scott Varga's quest to understand Parkinson's disease begins in an unexpected place: inside the brain of a fruit fly. But maybe it isn't so unusual. Two-thirds of all human genes are found in fruit flies, and according to Varga, genes hold all of the answers.

OU-HCOM welcomes 142 aspiring physicians at white coat ceremony
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed 142 aspiring osteopathic physicians and surgeons during the 38th annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony on Saturday.

The Summer 2013 issue of Ohio Today Online is here
In this issue, you’ll meet “Louie the Bagel Man,” who in the late 1970s started the Athens buggy craze with a handmade bagel stand. But that’s not all: Louie also set up the city’s first recording studio and produced an “Athens Hometown Album” previously out of print and now available online!

'Appalachia Rising' books re-stocked
Copies of “Appalachia Rising: Stories of Hope and Achievement from Ohio’s Appalachian Hills and Valleys” are once again available at Bobcat Essentials.

UCM Annual Report highlights major accomplishments
University Communications and Marketing has released its annual report, which is a summary of many of the initiatives and projects the department has piloted throughout the academic year as well as a showcase of some of the work completed by students that are mentored by UCM staff.

100 Percent of OUL Paramedic Program students pass national registry
100 percent of the students in Ohio University Lancaster's Paramedic Certification Program passed the National Registry practical examination on the first try. It's a success rate that puts the program among the elite in central Ohio.

2013 Black Alumni Reunion set for Sept. 27-29
During the weekend of Sept. 27-29, OHIO’s black alumni will celebrate their ties to the University with a host of exciting events. The much-anticipated triennial event is OHIO’s largest formal alumni reunion, drawing hundreds of alumni back to campus. The schedule is packed with festivities that offer opportunities for OHIO alumni to celebrate the rich tradition of Ohio University’s African-American heritage.

Ohio University to host Bobcat Bash at Louisville on Sept. 1
Join fellow Bobcats prior to kickoff of the OHIO vs. University of Louisville Football game from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 1. The Marching 110 will make an appearance.

Aug 6, 2013
Chillicothe Campus to staff booth at Ross County Fair
Staff from the Chillicothe Campus will be manning a booth in the multi-purpose building at the Ross County Fair, which began Aug. 5.

Compass e-mails to take one-week hiatus Aug. 12-16
As the end of summer approaches, Ohio University Compass e-mails will take a one-week hiatus from Monday, Aug. 12 to Friday, Aug. 16.

Aug 7, 2013
Mr. Butler's Neighborhood
In 2002, student Conrad Dillon was enrolled in John Butler's Sound Mixing class. For his final project, Dillon visited Butler's former colleagues at WQED to record voices from his instructor's past.

Civil engineering alumnus chosen for honorary doctorate
The Ohio University Board of Trustees has approved a resolution conferring to alumnus Raymon B. Fogg Sr. an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in recognition of his career achievements and humanitarian efforts.

Can video games help players score a daily dose of exercise?
Video games aren’t known for their health benefits, as most require the user to be seated for play. But a new study by Cheryl Howe, assistant professor of exercise physiology, may change that perception.

Mini Farmers Market offered in summer for first time
Through the end of October, the Ohio University Mini Farmers Market is being held every other Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The sales, which are being offered for the first time during the summer, will take place at the former Howard Hall site

Aug 8, 2013
The David Mayfield Parade playing at Lancaster Campus September 13 [VIDEO]
A parade is on its way to Ohio University Lancaster in September and this musical parade is known for its high energy and charisma. The David Mayfield Parade is the next act coming to campus as part of an OUL and Lancaster Festival Partnership.

Zanesville professor to participate in Lakeside Chautauqua
Lisa Haven will be lecturing on Charlie and Syd Chaplin on Aug. 12 and 13 during the Lakeside Chautauqua in Lakeside, Ohio.

Nominations sought for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
The International Education Week Committee at Ohio University is soliciting nominations for three Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.

Documentaries bring Ohio University Southern filmmakers into focus
Two documentaries produced by staff members at Ohio University Southern are garnering national attention and proving the power of relationships based in the shared experience of being a Bobcat.

Lane closure on Park Place affecting traffic on Athens Campus [MAP]
Due to conditions found under the road on the north side (near Alden Library) of Park Place at University Terrace,  this area will be closed as soon as possible by the City of Athens. 

Aug 9, 2013
Aug. 17 Catmail upgrade could affect some graduate students
An upcoming Catmail system update could cause problems for graduate students who use a nonstandard version of their university email address.

Compass named a finalist for PR award
Compass, the official news and information source for Ohio University, has been named a finalist in the internal publication category of PR News’ Platinum PR Awards program.

Aug 12, 2013
South Green Drive will be reduced to one lane Aug. 15-16
South Green Drive will be restricted to one lane while work is being done on the pedestrian crosswalk in front of the Ohio University Ping Recreation Center during portions of Thursday Aug. 15 and Friday, Aug. 16.

Aug 13, 2013
Lancaster Campus represented at collegiate prescription drug abuse conference
Ohio University Lancaster Student Sarah Secoy spent two days last week learning how to combat the prescription drug abuse problem on college campuses. Secoy attended the Generation RX University Conference for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and Recovery.

Mac OS bug could impact some users' WiFi
OIT has identified a bug in some versions of Mac OS X that can affect Wi-Fi stability. Users should update to OS 10.8.5 & latest AirPort update as soon as Apple releases them.

Aug 20 benefit for family of deceased IT employee
OIT will be hosting a benefit luncheon for the family of deceased employee Fred Herner: Aug 20, 11:30am, WUSOC lobby.

Scholar explores the history, controversy surrounding an early African burial site
Andrea Frohne, an associate professor of African art history, says a variety of opinions exist about how the government handled the site and its restoration

Aug 14, 2013
Mescal in your Mazda?
The agave plant—a spiky-leaved succulent native to the desert and tropical areas of the Americas—has myriad uses in landscaping, fiber production, and as a food source. An Ohio University researcher believes its sweet sap also could be used to make ethanol.<br /><br />That's right: The same liquid that gives us tequila could someday power our cars.

Counseling and Psychological Services moves back to Hudson Hall
Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services moved back into Hudson Hall in July after being temporarily relocated to Cady Hall in December.

Domestic water outage to affect campus buildings Aug. 16
In order to do storm and sanitary sewer work on the Walter Fieldhouse project, a domestic water outage is scheduled for Friday, Aug. 16 from 7 to 11 a.m.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman applauds Lancaster Campus for economic development work
U.S. Senator Rob Portman believes training Ohio's workforce for the jobs that are available is crucial and he's glad to see that Ohio University Lancaster is working with economic development leaders in Fairfield County to make sure the needs are met. Portman visited the Lancaster Campus as part of the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce's Economic Development Update 2013 luncheon Wednesday.

Aug 15, 2013
Bayless testifies at House committee hearing
David Bayless, director of the Ohio Coal Research Center at Ohio University and a professor of mechanical engineering, testified at a field hearing at the Ohio University Eastern Campus on Monday, Aug. 12.

What you need to know about move-in weekend
Go Green Week events kick off Aug. 22 and continue through Aug. 25. Here are some key information points to help make the move-in experience as smooth as possible.

Go Green events designed to welcome new, returning Bobcats
The Ohio University community is gearing up to Go Green and has many activities planned to welcome new and returning students to the Athens Campus. Here is a schedule of events.

Aug 16, 2013
OU-C news blog: Dean, associate dean discuss mission, affordability
Dean Tuck and associate dean Brenda Phillips were recent guests on the Sounding Board radio program

Great job Patti Malloy!
Meet Patti Malloy, July Classified Employee of the Month.

First year medical students receive stethoscopes, inspiration
First year medical students at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) now carry a stethoscope engraved with the phrase "Excel in Leaving a Mark." The 142 stethoscopes for students in the Class of 2017 were gifts made possible by the Jason Madachy Foundation and the OU-HCOM Society of Alumni and Friends.

Canada Fulbright recipient to study link between poverty and poor nutrition
David H. Holben, Ohio University professor of food and nutrition sciences, will spend fall 2013 studying links between poverty and poor nutrition on Canada’s Prince Edward Island as part of a Fulbright Award project.

Lot 129 parking spaces now designated for daily use [VIDEO]
Changes to parking in Lot 129 are now in effect for faculty, staff and student commuters.

OHIO to roll out new branding campaign
Ohio University’s new branding campaign, "It's you," will be launched in the coming weeks.

Kids on Campus program lands $1.7 million in federal grants
Kids on Campus program lands $1.7 million in federal grants.

Aug 19, 2013
International Student Orientation welcomes students
Ohio University is welcoming its newest class of international students during its International Student Orientation. The annual event runs from Aug. 12 thru Aug. 24 around campus.

Black Alumni Reunion: last call for hotel and lodging reservations
This year’s Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) will take place Sept. 27-29, and hotel packages offered through the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) are selling out quickly. Remaining hotel packages will be available only through Aug. 27., so returning alumni are encouraged to book now.

New accessibility coordinator hired to serve Lancaster and Chillicothe Campuses
There's a new face on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. Alex Ecklund started at the beginning of August in the role of Accessibility Coordinator. Ecklund will work on both the Lancaster Campus and Chillicothe Campus to improve access to higher education for students with physical and mental disabilities.

University Terrace expected to open following asphalt work
After finishing final asphalt work, University Terrace is scheduled to reopen by the end of the day, Tuesday, Aug. 20.

University main web server experiencing slow behavior
The university's main web server has been experiencing intermittent periods where some pages respond slowly or not at all. As of 5 p.m. Aug. 19, was performing normally.

Aug 20, 2013
OU-C news blog: Student orientations and more
Latest Chillicothe Campus news

New Ohio Dominican University and Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Partnership Assures Top High School Students a Path to Medical School
A select group of Ohio Dominican University (ODU) <br />students will have a clear and direct path to the Ohio University Heritage College of <br />Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) through a new “ODU-to-OU-HCOM Med School Early Acceptance Program.”<br />

Aug 21, 2013
Rising mountains, cooling oceans prompted spread of invasive species 450 million years ago, study finds
New Ohio University research by geologists Alycia Stigall and David Wright suggests that the rise of an early phase of the Appalachian Mountains and cooling oceans allowed invasive species to upset the North American ecosystem 450 million years ago.

University mourns death of former faculty member Julia Lin
Julia Chang Lin, a scholar of Chinese literature who brought a forgotten generation of women poets in China and a new generation of post-war Chinese women poets to a western audience, died on Thursday, Aug. 1, of complications from neuroendocrine cancer in New York.

MAC announces creation of Camellia Bowl Game in Alabama
The Mid-American Conference announced the creation of the Camellia Bowl, a new football bowl game set to begin in 2014 in Montgomery, Ala.

Program to commemorate 50th anniversary of March on Washington
Ohio University will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom during an event from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Aug 22, 2013
Five traffic spots you need to know when returning to Ohio University [VIDEO]
If you're returning to Ohio University's Athens Campus soon as a student or faculty member coming back from a summer away, the surroundings might appear a little different than how you left them.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the 2013 Convocation
In honor of the start of the 013-14 academic year, President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.

Ohio University mourns the loss of distinguished alumnus Jim Wycoff
Jim Wycoff passed away on Sunday, August 11, at Mercy Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, Wycoff graduated from Zanesville High School in 1967 and was directed by then Ohio State University Football Coach Woodie Hayes to head southeast to Athens and to what came to be Wycoff’s “beloved Ohio University.”

Transportation and Parking Services details recent changes to parking on Athens Campus [MAPS]
Due to ongoing construction and renovation projects, there are important changes to campus parking.

2013 Athens Campus Parking Map
An updated Athens Campus parking map detailing changes made during summer construction and road projects.

Aug 23, 2013
Tech support hours & locations during move-in
OIT will be staffing tables in Boyd, Shively and Nelson and offering extended hours at the Tech Depot during move-in.

The art of recording and engineering rock and roll
Eddie Ashworth, an associate professor of media arts and studies, works with regional musical acts and Ohio University students at the MDIA Sound studio.

Aug 26, 2013
OHIO Students Go Green During Move In 2013 [PHOTO ESSAY]
First-year and returning Ohio University students returned to campus Aug. 22-25 to move into residence halls and prepare for a new academic year.

OHIO to premiere new branding campaign on Sept. 4
Bobcat Nation is invited to an event from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, in Baker University Center Theatre where Ohio University’s new television commercials will be premiered.

Class of 2017 inducted into OHIO family at President’s Convocation for First-Year Students
The nearly 4,000 newest members of Bobcat Nation were officially inducted into the Ohio University family during the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students held Sunday at the Convocation Center.

Nominations being sought for Homecoming Court
The Homecoming Steering Committee is calling on everyone to nominate some of the University’s graduating seniors to serve on this year’s Homecoming Court.

Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed Aug. 29
The Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, Aug. 29, will be streamed live. The meeting will take place on the campus of Columbus State Community College.

How to use the Calendar of University Events to promote your event
The start of a new semester at Ohio University often means looking ahead on the calendar to check dates and schedule activities. If you’re planning events for your organization or group, or have one you think would be of interest to the University community, consider using the OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) to spread the word.

Aug 27, 2013
Lancaster Campus students like new healthy options at "The Zone"
Ohio University Lancaster students say the new menu at "The Zone" is going to make it easier to eat healthy while going to school. The OUL student lounge re-opened Monday for the first day of classes. It is now being managed by an extension of Ohio University's Auxiliaries Department in Athens, Bobcat Essentials. There is a new menu and new hours of operation.

Nominations open for Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Vice President for Research and Creative Activity is soliciting nominations for the 2013 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. The Ohio University Foundation established the new award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Classified Senate seeks Employee of the Month nominations
Classified Senate is seeking nominations for the Classified Employee of the Month Award. The award recognizes non-bargaining classified employees who serve as a role models.

Aug 28, 2013
Energy conservation work to take place in buildings across Athens Campus
During the next few months, Ohio University buildings on the Athens Campus will undergo work as part of the University's contract with Constellation Energy to reduce the usage of electricity, water, coal and gas.

Water Conservation Schedule
A schedule of water conservation work taking place on the Athens Campus.

Chillicothe Campus sets tone for academic year
2013-14 year unfolds with series of events and other campus news

Ohio University to host Bobcat Bashes for 2013
Fall is finally here, bringing the return of the 2013 Bobcat Bashes for both football and basketball! This season, Ohio University will host Bobcat Bashes for three away football games, a Homecoming Bash in Athens, as well as a Bash for an away basketball game.

Ohio University offers free healthy lifestyles programs for employees diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes
Ohio University Human Resources is partnering with the Diabetes Institute at Ohio University and the Diabetes/Endocrine Care and Research Center to offer university employees two new, unique wellness programs. The first, the NDPP, is for those diagnosed as having pre-diabetes. The second, Diabetes Boot Camp, helps those diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. <br /><br />UHR will cover the registration costs for those who qualify for the programs.<br />

Summer trauma research program offers students hands-on experience
Eight students who just finished their first year at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine spent part of the summer conducting research and shadowing physicians at OhioHealth/Grant Medical Center in Columbus.

Research funding opportunities and workshops available for faculty, staff and students
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity Activity offers several internal awards programs throughout the year to support the research, scholarship and creative activity of faculty, staff and students.

Ohio Valley International Council beginning 30th year
The Center for International Studies is kicking off the 30th year of the Ohio Valley International Council and is seeking cultural consultant applicants.

Homecoming parade entry forms available
Guidelines and entry forms are available for the 2013 Ohio University Homecoming Parade.

Affordable Care Act implementation delayed one year
The federal government recently delayed the required implementation date of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by one year. The mandatory implementation date is now July 1, 2015.

Aug 29, 2013
President’s State of the University address focuses on OHIO as “a force of change”
The 2013 Faculty and Staff Convocation on Aug. 28 allowed the Ohio University community an opportunity to reflect on the achievements of years past and to look ahead to the future in which OHIO is a force of change.

President McDavis delivers State of the University
On Aug. 28, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis delivered his annual State of the University address to faculty and staff at the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda. Below is a transcript of his remarks.

Branding OHIO with a new brand position
Ohio University students stand apart because of the experiences they have in a place that fosters and celebrates the power of the individual. Signs of the new branding campaign for Ohio University are becoming apparent online and in person with graphics on the home page and banners hanging in various areas around campus.

University draws inspired crowd for March on Washington commemoration
Ohio University faculty, staff and students, as well as Athens residents, revisited the hope-filled declarations of Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28. A large crowd gathered in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Auditorium to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Notice of Privacy Practices of the Employee Benefit Plan
This is a Notice of Privacy Practices of the Ohio University Employee Benefit Plan as described in the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 and regulations promulgated thereunder.

Monica Burdick and colleagues examine how and why cancer spreads
Anyone who has watched a loved one suffer from cancer develops a visceral hatred of the disease. Unfortunately, few can do much about it beyond giving to charities. Monica Burdick is one of the few.

President’s Convocation for First-Year Students packed with memorable moments [PHOTO ESSAY]
Here are some photos from the President's Convocation for First-Year Students, held Aug. 25 at Ohio University's Convocation Center.

University to provide $25 million for Undergraduate Scholarship Investment Program
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the launch of the Undergraduate Scholarship Investment Program during the Aug. 29 Academics Committee meeting of the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

OHIO trustees discuss affordability, capital improvements
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed strategies to increase affordability and improve the student experience during meetings today at Columbus State Community College.

Aug 30, 2013
Board of Trustees approves one percent salary increase
In a message sent to faculty and staff on Aug. 29, President Roderick J. McDavis announced the approval of a one percent salary increase by the Board of Trustees.

September issue of Ohio Alumni available online
The September issue of Ohio Alumni is now available online.

A closer look at Bobcats Building a Better World in Ghana
A closer look at Bobcats Building a Better World in Ghana

A reminder about religious observation policies
The University community received the following reminder from University leadership regarding religious observation policies.

University listed second in 'best bang for the buck' college rankings
Ohio University is ranked the second-best university in providing students the "Best Bang for Their Buck" in a recent article published on the PolicyMic website.