Compass Archives

Aug 1, 2014
Inside Out: Artist Rajorshi Ghosh shares his vantage point
With photos, mixed media, video, and installations, the artist explores our relationship to place.

President McDavis welcomes Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to campus
President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the media to Ohio University’s Women’s Center in Baker University Center early Thursday to discuss the University’s recent partnership with the state to provide services and support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout Southeast Ohio.

Meet the July 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet the July 2014 Classified Employee of the Month April Butterworth.

Aug 4, 2014
Homecoming Court nominations sought; parade packets available
Nominations are being sought for this year’s Homecoming Court, and guidelines and entry forms for the annual Homecoming Parade are available. Ohio University will celebrate Homecoming Oct. 6-11.

Hla chairs international conference on nanotechnology
An Ohio University physics professor is organizing the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8), which will be held at the Gleacher Center in Chicago from July 28-31. NSS-8 is a biennial meeting series that shares the latest research advances of science and technology in the nanometer regime.

Top graduating history major heads to Georgetown University Law Center
Jackson Lavelle '14, who was named the Top Graduating History Major and received an Eckes Prize in History, started graduate school at the Georgetown University Law Center. He earned a B.A. and double majored in History and Political Science in the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.

'Morgan are you there? The monkeys are here'
"Morgan, Morgan, Morgan — are you there?" My radio's staticky transmission cuts the serenity of the forest like a buzzsaw, startling me out of a meditative hike as I search for my troop. It's been around seven hours since I set out, and fatigue is starting to wear on me in a holistic kind of way: in my muscles, in my mind. "Yes, I'm here," I respond.

O'Keefe's 'The Visitors' is exploration of love, Emerald Island style
A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette review of Patrick O'Keeffe's novel The Visitors describes " the story of two contemporary Irish immigrants. Graduate student Jimmy Dwyer and real estate investor Kevin Lyons were never friends, but their families were linked by the friendship between their two fathers in rural Ireland. All four men’s lives were intertwined by friendship and their love of the sisters and daughters of the two patriarchs."

Student's research spans ozone levels to quantum dots
<br /><br />From observing ozone phenomena to building micro-scale devices, senior Helen Cothrel ’15 HTC Physics, explores her environment to the extreme. This summer she is working at the David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, CO, to study the Earth’s ozone layer.

Asteroid named in honor of Professor Thomas Statler
It’s not every day you learn an asteroid bears your name. This month, Dr. Thomas Statler, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, attended the triennial "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" conference in Helsinki, Finland, the leading international gathering in the field of small Solar System bodies, where it's a tradition to announce new asteroid names at the conference banquet. Statler was surprised and delighted to receive this professional honor, along with a few dozen other planetary scientists in attendance.

Physics alum, professor explore optical constraints of semiconductor zinc oxide for first time
"Recently, an extraordinary effort has been directed toward group II–VI semiconductors such as zinc oxide (ZnO) material ... because of its potential applications in the fields of electronic and optoelectronics," including solar cells and renewable energy storage, write an Ohio University alum and Physics & Astronomy professor who co-authored an Applied Surface Science journal article on "Multiple oscillator models for the optical constants of polycrystalline zinc oxide thin films over a wide wavelength range."

Nance named fellow by Geological Society of America
Dr. R. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, has been named a Geological Society of America Fellow.

Child Development Center Garden Party brings families together
The Child Development Center held its annual celebration of the culmination of a successful growing season in the children's garden on Aug. 1.

Residential Housing launches web series to prepare first-year students
Ohio University Residential Housing has launched a web series designed to prepare first-year students for their upcoming arrival on campus.

Psychologists rank best talk therapies for ADHD in children and Teens?
A careful review of talk therapies for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by Dr. Steve Evans, Dr. Julie Sarno Owens, and graduate student Nora Bunford from Ohio University's Psychology Department concluded that, among talk therapies, behavioral approaches and organizational interventions have the strongest scientific evidence supporting their use.

WOUB, School Of Communication Studies pick up Emmy Award
Evan Shaw and Lynn Harter were recipients of an Emmy Award for an excerpt of a new documentary series, “The Courage of Creativity.”

Aug 5, 2014
AEP teams continues partnership with Voinovich School to promote healthier watersheds in southeast Ohio
The American Electric Power Foundation (AEP) has continued its dedication to healthier watersheds in southeast Ohio through a new gift to the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.

New Lancaster Campus Coordinating Council member familiar with campus
Boni Probasco is enjoying her second go-round as a student at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington and is bringing her knowledge and expertise to the campus’s coordinating council.  The 29-year old is one of two student members on the board and will attend her first meeting in her new role this October.

Save the date for the 2014 Faculty and Staff Convocation
Ohio University employees are invited to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation to be held Aug. 27.

Aug 6, 2014
Residential Housing web series explores how to set up your room (VIDEO)
Residential Housing debuts the second in its “OHIO 101” series of web videos designed to prepare the Class of 2018 as it prepares to be welcomed into Bobcat Nation.

Christopher Hayhow named director of Office of Research Compliance
The office ensures that all Ohio University research meets university, state and federal regulations and policies.

Graduate College announces 2014-15 Named Fellows
Graduate College announces 2014-15 Named Fellows

Bus offered to Board of Trustees Aug. 28 meeting
The Office of the Board of Trustees and Office of the President are providing transportation to the Aug. 28 Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting in Dublin, Ohio.

Changes to expense reimbursement processing, payroll direct deposit announced 
With the implementation of the R12 upgrade, some efficiencies have been implemented to streamline the process of expense reimbursement payments.

OUPD Capt. Brian Kapple successfully completes leadership academy
Ohio University Police Department Capt. Brian Kapple has successfully graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Academy, which gave him a fresh, new perspective on leadership and management skills which he believes will benefit the overall campus community.

Honorary alumna unveils newest painting in OHIO series
A new painting by Betsy Ross Koller titled “Winter at Ohio University” was unveiled at an intimate gathering in the President’s Dining Room on July 14.

Scheduled water outage to affect buildings on West Union Street
A series of water outages are scheduled due to improvement work to a water line on West Union Street.

Aug 7, 2014
Edith Head Film Festival at Lancaster Campus August 16
An Edith Head Film Festival will be held in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre on Saturday, August 16.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event is being put on through a partnership with the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 exhibit featuring costumes designed by Head is on display at the Decorative Arts Center until August 24.

Media spotlight shines on OU-C student
Latest news from Chillicothe Campus including op-ed piece about connection to its region

Student Affairs seeking Go Green Guides for fall move-in
Student Affairs is asking OHIO faculty and staff to fill 100 slots and serve as Go Green Guides on Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22.

University mourns death of beloved Baker University Center Post Office clerk
Former Baker University Center Post Office clerk Charles "Charlie" Tholin, 65, died July 3, 2014, after a long illness. He became known for his gregarious personality, caring demeanor and exceptional customer service.

WOUB’s Perspectives examines hard issues through a local lens
Perspectives, a WOUB Public Media series that started as a conversation-style show dealing with global issues, has morphed into a cinematic, mostly monologue-based web series highlighting world problems, LGBT issues, disability and inclusion, sexual assault and more in an emotional, compelling way.

Football unveils new locker room
As the Ohio University football team reported to preseason camp this week, the squad was greeted to a newly renovated locker room thanks to the support of alumni.

Aug 8, 2014
Public workshop to be held by Ridges Master Plan Committee
The Ridges Master Plan Committee has announced a public workshop to be held Aug.18 to facilitate discussions about the future of the buildings and land located at the former Athens Lunatic Asylum, now known as The Ridges at Ohio University.

Alumnus inspired to support Schey Centre legacy
The Scott Durcanin Sales Centre Endowed Scholarship Fund will benefit students accepted into the Schey Sales Centre Sales Certificate program in the College of Business.

Aug 10, 2014
Residential Housing video outlines what OHIO students shouldn’t bring to campus
The latest video in Residential Housing’s “OHIO 101” web series notes some key items that new and returning Bobcats should not bring to campus with them.

Aug 11, 2014
Ohio Bobcat Club sets annual giving record
The numbers are in and fiscal year 2014 was one for the record books for the Ohio Bobcat Club.  From July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 Bobcat supporters helped set a new giving mark for the Ohio Bobcat Club Annual Fund.

Ohio University junior wins #BobcatExperience Contest
Meg Omecene, a student in Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, has been named the winner of the “#BobcatExperience Contest,” earning the honor of delivering the official student welcome at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students.

Aug 12, 2014
Ohio University Lancaster named FMC Certified Healthy Business 
Ohio University Lancaster is now a Fairfield Medical Center Certified Healthy Business.  OUL was one of 17 area businesses given the certification earlier this summer. An FMC Certified Healthy Business has committed to champion the health of its employees by offering opportunities for physical activity, nutrition, and behavior changes.

Aug 13, 2014
New storage service offered this fall
A new free online storage service offered to students, faculty and staff this year is designed to be a collaboration tool for class projects that reduces the reliance on external hardware devices and paid storage services

OUPD to conduct Active Shooter Training at The Ridges
The Ohio University Police Department is conducting annual Active Shooter Response Training for its police officers on campus Thursday and Friday and the campus community is encouraged to avoid Piggery Lane at The Ridges and the western section of Southside Park in the City of Athens.

Athens arts community mourns Bob Winters
Professor Emeritus Robert Winters, who died Aug. 12, made an impact on thousands of students, friends and colleagues as an educator, artist, administrator, theater director, mentor and tireless advocate for the arts.

Aug 14, 2014
Lancaster Campus administrative associate named Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month [VIDEO]
Merry Lee Walters is one of the first people many come into contact with at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. As the associate dean’s administrative associate, Walters helps students, faculty, staff and adjunct faculty find out what they need to know to succeed in the academic world. Now, Walters is being honored for her hard work and dedication. Walters was named the Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month.

The OHIO Guarantee and Regional Campuses [VIDEO]
In an effort to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is announcing the third video launched as part of a series designed to answer basic questions about the program.

Electrical work may cause power blink, outage
Scheduled electrical work for a ground fault at an Ohio University substation may result in a power blink or outage in the afternoon and evening hours of Thursday, Aug. 14.

Go Green Week packed with events to welcome, prepare new, returning Bobcats
Ohio University’s Go Green Week kicks off Monday, Aug. 18, and continues through Sunday, Aug. 24. A variety of activities – from welcoming and orientation programs to social events – will be offered.

Campus construction continues fall semester
Several construction projects which started this summer have been completed, but others will continue well into fall semester after students return. Motorists should use caution when navigating campus and be sure to follow posted detour signs to help ensure a smooth traffic pattern.

Latest news from Chillicothe Campus
First graduates of accelerated nursing program and other news

Aug 15, 2014
Portion of University Terrace temporarily closed
The north end of University Terrace (near Memorial Auditorium and Tupper Hall) will re-open in the morning of Aug. 15. At that time, the south end of University Terrace, from Race Street to South Green Drive, will close due to emergency water main repair work.

What you need to know about move-in weekend
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to Ohio University this month, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens starting on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Electrical work Friday may cause power blink, outage
THe work will take place between 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Nominations open for 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

Aug 18, 2014
Lancaster Campus lecturer presents at National Association of Elementary School Principals conference
Paul Young is starting the new school year at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington with a new energy.  The Lecturer of Music and Education presented at the National Association of Elementary School Principals convention over the summer and came back with new knowledge for the college classroom.

OHIO looks to break world record with cardboard castle
This year, OHIO Recycling & Refuse with the help of Events, Campus Recreation and a handful of passionate community members, is hoping to prove bigger is indeed better by collecting 15,000 cardboard boxes to create the world’s biggest cardboard castle ever made — and all Bobcats are asked to help by turning in their boxes during move-in.

Professor Emeritus Robert Winters leaves outstanding legacy in arts community
Robert "Bob" Winters, College of Fine Arts Professor Emeritus, died in Athens, Ohio on Tuesday, August 12 at the age of 77.

Aug 19, 2014
Columbus AEP employees learn about educational opportunities at the Pickerington Center
Ohio University’s Pickerington Center is making sure those who can take advantage of continuing education opportunities through their employer know about the options available at the Center.  Pickerington Center employees operated a booth at the American Electric Power Education Fair last week.

OUPD holds Active Shooter Training
The Ohio University Police Department conducted Active Shooter Response Training for its police officers at The Ridges on Aug. 14 and 15.

Ohio University Southern hosting Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion
Ohio University Southern Campus in Ironton will host the Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion on Friday, Sept. 5. The one-day event is a collaborative effort among Ohio University Southern and other regional universities and colleges.

The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble will present the play 'GROUNDED' by George Brant
GROUNDED is described as a "haunting play" about a female ace fighter pilot whose career becomes sidetracked by an unexpected pregnancy. The Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble will host the play in Kantner Hall beginning Aug. 27.

Aug 20, 2014
Teacher Education Symposium at Southern Campus highlights preparedness
Education majors at Ohio University Southern Campus came together for a Teacher Education Symposium that provided valuable information about such topics as licensure guidelines, teacher preparedness, field assignments, and the national Teacher Performance Assessment that is required throughout Ohio.

Public workshop generates ideas, opinions for future Ridges uses
Stickers, photographs, colored pencils and sticky notes all helped guide the conversation Monday evening at a workshop designed to solicit public ideas for future uses of Ohio University’s buildings and property at The Ridges.

Gearhart elected vice chair of WCET steering committee
Deb Gearhart, vice provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships at Ohio University, was elected vice chair of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) 2014-2015 steering committee.

Banner counts down to new launch
A great change is coming to Ohio University’s homepage with the launch of the redesigned, and now a dynamic countdown banner is helping herald the arrival of the new University front door.

Research funding 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.

President McDavis accepts ALS ice bucket challenge
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis has accepted an icy challenge from Kent State President Beverly Warren. With help from Rufus and the OHIO football team, McDavis will join the thousands of others across the country in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association in Peden Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Photo sales support University photo archive
In the one year since University Communications and Marketing (UCM) began offering the sale of Ohio University photographs, the profits from these sales have supported a majority of the cost of the service which makes the photos available to the University community.

Aug 21, 2014
Chipping away at OHIO’s student debt
In an article written for The Post, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis addresses the issue of student debt.

Lancaster Campus theatre director announces upcoming season [AUDIO]
This academic year will be filled with drama and fun for those who attend Ohio University Lancaster Theatre productions. Director Victor Jones has announced the upcoming season for the theatre.

OPIE hosts 35 Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program scholars
The Fulbright Fellowship Pre-Academic Program, which was hosted by The Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) at Ohio University, sponsored 35 distinguished scholars from all around the globe. It serves as an introduction to American academia and culture for the students.

Stacy Strauss named associate director of Innovation Center
Strauss will assist with facilities management, fundraising efforts, budget analysis, grant writing and other Innovation Center operations.<br />

Faculty, staff invited to attend 2014 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.

The OHIO Guarantee and Extensions [VIDEO]
The latest installment of a video series intended to educate prospective Ohio University students and their parents, as well as the University community, about a new, innovative tuition and fee structure is now available on The OHIO Guarantee website.

OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 28-29
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold their next meeting Thursday, Aug. 28 and Friday, Aug. 29 in Dublin, Ohio.

Ohio IMG Sports Network ready for 2014-15
Another Ohio Athletics season is starting and the Ohio IMG Sports Network is ready to cover it. Every football and men's basketball game broadcast is available network wide.

Aug 22, 2014
Watch President Roderick J. McDavis take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 21, with the help of the Ohio Bobcats Football team.

Go Green volunteers help with move-in
The largest on-campus residential student population since 1972 is moving to OHIO this weekend, and more than 8,000 students and their parents will visit Athens.

Office of Sustainability announces fall programs
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability has announced a variety of programs and events available for student, faculty, staff and alumni participation this fall semester.

Eglie gift to enhance patient advocacy programming
Herbert Eglie, former food service director for 32 years at Aramark (formerly ARA Services), has committed $1 million to The Ohio University Foundation to establish the Herbert E. Eglie Patient Advocacy Fund, which will enable the College of Health Sciences and Professions to devote more time and resources to train their health care students to be devoted patient advocates.

Aug 24, 2014
Campus Involvement Center hosting student events all semester
The Campus Involvement Center is kick-starting its “How-To Series” on Aug. 26 and will also be hosting an array of recurring events throughout the academic year for students with varying interests.

Zanesville Campus debuts Bobcat Blitz to welcome, prepare new students
The Zanesville Campus kicked off its first-ever Bobcat Blitz on Aug. 19, welcoming new students to the Ohio University family with informational sessions as well as opportunities to get acquainted with fellow classmates, faculty and staff, and representatives from the Ohio University Alumni Association.

Diversity and Inclusion to host Multicultural Student Expo on Aug. 28
In an effort to break the ice among multicultural students, the Ohio University's Office of Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28.

Class of 2018 welcomed at President’s Convocation for First-Year Students
Ohio University capped off Go Green Week with the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, welcoming the largest, brightest, most diverse, and, judging from the enthusiasm displayed at the event, one of the most spirited classes in the University’s 210-year history.

Aug 25, 2014
While you were away: Summer IT changes
Summer 2014 saw new versions of Blackbkard & e-Biz, new services like Box, improvements to the data center and the start of email and telephone system upgrades.

Lancaster Campus launches new app for mobile devices
These days there’s always an app for that.  Now, Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has one!  The Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington app is free for students, faculty and staff to download on their iPhone or Android device.

President McDavis welcomes students back
In this message sent Monday, Aug. 25, to Ohio University students, President Roderick J. McDavis welcomes them back for fall semester 2014.

Intramural Sports registration underway now through Sept. 3
The Fall I Intramural Sports season kicks off Sept. 8. Registration for the season began today and runs through 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3.

New International students welcomed to campus with orientation activities
Ohio University International Student and Faculty Services welcomed about 400 graduate, undergraduate and OPIE program students to campus over the past two weeks during the 2014 International Student Orientation.

Ohio University, City of Athens announce closure of Park Place, South Court Street
Ohio University is coordinating with the City of Athens to close Park Place and South Court Street during repair work to a water line that runs beneath the roadway.

Students, alumni, faculty and staff gather to dedicate Walter Fieldhouse on OHIO’s Athens Campus
Hundreds of students, alumni and donors, faculty and staff gathered on Walter Fieldhouse’s full-sized football field to dedicate the 89,000 square-foot facility. Cutting the ribbon were lead donors Robert D. and Margaret “Peggy” M. Walter, and Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis.

Aug 26, 2014
Ice Bucket Challenge floods Lancaster Campus
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge fever has made its way to Ohio University Lancaster.  Professors and instructors are accepting the challenge and proudly pouring a bucket of ice water over their heads while making a donation to ALS research.

Chillicothe Campus fall term in full swing
Welcome week activities, new employees and somber remembrance of a true colleague

Meet the May 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Jody Van Bibber, the May 2014 Classified Employee of the Month. The Diabetes Institute employee provides a glimpse into her life.

St. Louis reporter captures Mattson and family at Ferguson protest
St. Louis Public Radio reporter Jason Rosenbaum found Ohio University's Dr. Kevin Mattson and his family taking part in the protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

Malinski earns Doctor Honoris Causa award in Poland
    Dr. Tadeusz Malinski receives a fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award in Poland.<br /><br />Contributions to the biomedical analysis of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases and the development of nanomedicine have earned Dr. Tadeusz Malinski a fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award.

Alum Alison Stine dreamed her story a long time ago
Alison Stine dreamed the story on a train ride a long time ago. At the Harper Voyager offices in England, the publishers must have been doing a little dreaming, too. Wondering what would happen if they bypassed all the agents hawking this author and that one—and went on a talent search across three continents to discover some new authors.

Alum and lawyer is Ohio University's new pre-law adviser
Ohio University alum Larry Hayman '03 is the Center for Law Juctice & Culture's new pre-law adviser.

Li edits book on 'Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia'
Dr. Jieli Li, Professor of Sociology at Ohio University, is the editor of a new book on "Environment and Sustainable Development in Asia, Volume 4," a series of Globalization, Development and Security in Asia. Singapore and London: World Scientific Publishing, 2014.

Physics Alum Is a Digital Alchemist Transforming Matter
Ohio University alum and condensed matter physicist Serge Nakhmanson '01PhD, a self-described "digital alchemist," returned recently to his alma mater as a guest colloquium speaker.

Shovel by shovel, an old home emerges in the forest
At what may be the oldest home site uncovered in Southeastern Ohio, people who lived about 4,000 years ago were mostly hunters and gatherers.

New Wealth & Poverty Certificate tackles inequality and empowerment
Ohio University students have a new undergraduate certificate option starting this fall—Wealth and Poverty.

Alum's search firm Is 'King of the Hill' in higher ed
When it comes to filling the highest posts of higher education, Bill Funk is the reigning king of the hill.

Hicks: Even Galileo struggled with revolutionary ideas
Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Ohio University Professor of Physics, recently traveled to the University of Padua in Italy, where Galileo Galilei taught almost 400 years ago.

Retired colonel, math alum helped Keep Fort Gordon open
U.S. Army Retired Col. Thom E. Tuckey '72, an Ohio University alum and former Garrison Commander at Fort Gordon, gives the keynote speech for the CSRA Home Connections Networking Breakfast and Success Seminar on Aug. 13.

Political science alum appointed to Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas
Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, on Aug. 8 announced the appointment of Ohio University alum Judge Eric D. Martin of Zanesville to serve as a judge on the Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas, Probate in the Juvenile Division.

Alum joins Columbus law firm Bricker & Eckler
Ohio University alum Aaron Bruggeman '08 has joined Bricker & Eckler LLP as an attorney on the firm's Shale, Oil & Gas team, according to a news release from the Columbus-based law firm.

Houser describes new rapid-scanning Doppler radar system
Dr. Jana Houser, Assistant Professor of Geography, co-authored an article on "A Mobile Rapid-Scanning X-band Polarimetric (RaXPol) Doppler Radar System" in the Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology.

Rothwell elected Fellow of Paleontological Society
Dr. Gar Rothwell, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental & Plant Biology has been elected a Fellow of the Paleontological Society.

Steve Evans named Fellow of APA Clinical Child Psychology Division
Dr. Steven W. Evans, Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, was named a Fellow for Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology) of the American Psychological Association on Aug. 7.

'Ready for the science'—Destiny awaits
Dr. Sarah Wyatt waited for it—the simple phrase that would signal one small step for Arabidopsis, one big step for mankind's knowledge of how plants respond to gravity.

A Playable Essay: The Tetris Effect
Welcome to the Tetris Effect, a "playable essay" in Dr. Eric LeMay new book In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and Experiments.

Undergrads present 'Microhabitat Use of the Big Levels Salamander'
Two Biological Sciences undergraduate students presented a paper at the 2014 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists July 30 to Aug. 4 in Chattanooga, TN.

Aug 27, 2014
Lancaster law firm praises computer training available on Lancaster Campus
It’s important for the Dagger, Johnston, Miller, Ogilvie & Hampson Law Firm in Lancaster to be firing on all cylinders.  In the courtroom, information is needed quickly and efficiently. That’s why the firm decided to use Ohio University Lancaster’s Community and Corporate Learning Center Computer Training to make sure it was performing at the highest level.

eLearning employee receives best session award at OHAAA conference
Ginny Cottrill, retention coordinator and academic advisor in eLearning OHIO, received the 2014 Best of OHAAA award for a session she presented at the Ohio Academic Advising Association’s annual conference. OHAAA will send Cottrill to present her session at the National Academic Advising Association’s Region 5 conference in April.

Graduate Writing and Research Center expands student services
Tutors and subject librarians offer research and writing help to graduate and undergraduate students working on class papers, theses and dissertations, journal articles and school and job application materials.

Ebony Bobcats celebrate “Trailblazers,” give to Urban Scholars
Philanthropic Ohio University black alumni gathered in Cleveland, Ohio, for the Ebony Bobcat Network’s (EBN) 4th Annual Alumni Weekend from Aug. 14-17 to reconnect, raise funds in support of OHIO’s Urban Scholars Scholarship and recognize those among them who have paved the way for their fellow Bobcats.

Phase I of housing plan more than 40 percent complete (PHOTOS)
Work on Phase I, which includes the construction of four new residence halls that will house just over 900 residents, a central learning commons, and a central office facility for Residential Housing, reached the 40 percent completion mark in August.

Photos capture highlights from President’s Convocation for First-Year Students
The Class of 2018 was officially inducted into the Ohio University family this past weekend when more than 4,300 first-year students participated in an annual tradition of welcoming the newest Bobcats to campus.

Annual Giving to host “Thank You” event for faculty and staff
All Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event hosted by the Office of Annual Giving. Coffee and donuts will be provided.

Nuit Blanche Athens: Call for Artists
Nuit Blanche is seeking individuals and groups to perform, teach, and participate in the all-night festival. Participant applications are due before Wed., Sept. 10.

Memorial Service at ARTS/West for Professor Emeritus Robert Winters Aug. 31
A memorial service for Robert (Bob) Winters, College of Fine Arts Professor Emeritus, will be held at ARTS/West on Sunday, August 31 at 4 p.m.

College of Fine Arts Publishes Fall 2014 Newsletter
The College of Fine Arts announced this week that they have published their fall 2014 newsletter that includes alumni, faculty, and current student news and updates.

Aug 28, 2014
Email upgrade: Working around graduate student calendaring issues
Exchange users who schedule meetings with graduate or medical students can expect to encounter two main challenges in the coming weeks.  Both can be worked around.

Microsoft Office now free for OHIO students
Office 365 ProPlus now is available at no charge to all current OHIO students. The software can be installed on up to 5 devices.

IRS concludes University employment tax audit
Ohio University is actively taking steps to strengthen its business practices to ensure compliance with ever changing and evolving tax regulations, following an employment tax audit by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Student at Southern Campus among top 20 finalists in Photoshop world competition
Benjamin Dean, a senior majoring in applied management at the Southern Campus, was named a top 20 finalist in the 2014 Photoshop World photography contest.

No Compass email on Labor Day
In observance of Labor Day, the Ohio University Compass email will not be sent out on Monday, Sept. 1.

President’s State of the University Address reflects on decade of transforming lives
During his annual State of the University Address in the Walter Rotunda on Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis reflected on his decade-long tenure and highlighted ways in which lives have been positively transformed by the University community.

Lancaster Campus "Imagine Your Possibilities" Series: Fairfield County Dog Warden Todd McCullough
Todd McCullough has gone to the dogs – literally. The 32-year old has been the Fairfield County Dog Warden and Adoption Center Director for nearly a year now.  He got the job shortly after graduating from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington.

President delivers State of the University Address
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis presented the following State of the University Address during the Faculty and Staff Convocation in Walter Hall Rotunda on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

Financial Aid staff honors ill co-worker with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]
The Ohio University Office of Student Financial Aid decided to get cold and wet in the name of ALS awareness. On Wednesday, 19 people accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of an ill co-worker.

Voinovich School hosts Lean Ohio Program
Local officials throughout Southern Ohio recently finished up a workshop series designed to help local governments become more efficient by eliminating redundancies and repetition in the workplace, and ultimately save taxpayer dollars.

Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in central Ohio
Hundreds of people from throughout the state joined with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine for a weekend of activities designed to commemorate the opening of its new Dublin Campus last weekend.

Thousands turn out for Campus Involvement Fair
Thousands of first-year students filled the College Green in anticipation of learning more about student organizations on Sunday, after a spirited procession Uptown led by the Marching 110.

University community stunned by death of energetic, philanthropic alumna
Retired Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield died suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 64. The 1971 graduate of The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education was known for her robust leadership presence, generosity and vivacious personality. She was a woman with high expectations and was always quick to recognize the work of others.

Aug 29, 2014
Kids on Campus leaves mark on OHIO sophomore
The annual six-week Kids on Campus program that offered 250 school-age children from six local school districts an opportunity to visit campus and participate in fun learning activities wrapped up earlier this month, and at least one assistant team leader who helped lead the program called it a unique experience that gave her a chance to help local kids.

Kelly Anne Blevins to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery
Pittsburgh artist Kelly Anne Blevins will be exhibiting her artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery Sept. 2-18. A reception for the artist will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m.

OHIO trustees approve debt strategy, review enrollment gains
The Ohio University Board of Trustees met in Dublin, Ohio, and heard updates related to several ongoing initiatives, including a debt management strategy designed to reduce the University’s significant deferred maintenance backlog.

OHIO departments, schools collaborate on regional water project
The School of Visual Communication and WOUB Public Media are collaborating with Ohio University’s Department of Geography, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, School of Communication Studies, School of Media Arts and Studies and the Voinovich School of Leadership to provide the public with an easy way to find information about issues that may affect their water resources.

Ohio University, Kent State form partnership for future collaboration
Ohio University and Kent State University will be rivals on the gridiron Saturday to kick off both schools’ football seasons, but the presidents of these conference foes have announced plans to be teammates in future educational collaborations.