Compass Archives

Aug 3, 2015
Tickets available for football road games
Tickets for the Ohio Football team's Big Ten Conference matchup at Minnesota are now available for purchase along with tickets to the Bobcats' five additional road contests.<br />

Large crowd turns out for victim advocacy training at Lancaster Campus
Large crowd turns out for victim advocacy training at Lancaster Campus

Cross Country announces 2015 competition schedule
Meets at Dayton, Virginia Tech, and Louisville highlight the upcoming 2015 Ohio men’s and women’s cross country schedule as announced today by head coach Clay Calkins.

Southern Campus adding new ‘green’ space
Two vacant structures have been razed on Ohio University's Southern Campus, paving the way for additional leisure space for students and campus events.

OHIO Hockey releases 2015-16 schedule
OHIO Hockey has announced its 2015-16 schedule, which will feature 23 games at Bird Arena on the Athens Campus.

Variations on a Rhythm: Profile of percussionist Roger Braun
School of Music professor has traveled the globe with a versatile tool kit of instruments—from a rare boombakini to a rock ‘n’ roll drum set.

Aug 4, 2015
OHIO theater faculty team up for "Tammy Faye" production
A play written and produced by members of Ohio University’s Theater Division has received glowing reviews following its first round of out-of-town productions.

Roenigk Chair in Chemistry uses everyday objects and exotic animals to explain his research on WOUB
Roenigk Chair in Chemistry uses everyday objects and exotic animals to explain his research on WOUB

Orientation sessions designed for students' supporters
Chillicothe Campus takes steps to ensure student success, Shoemaker bridge nearly complete and faculty pursuits

Aug 5, 2015
Getting to know Kerri Griffin, EOA assistant director
Compass sat down with Kerri Griffin, assistant director in EOA, to discuss her role and responsibilities in helping employee members of the University community.

Southern Campus goes tobacco-free
Effective Aug. 1, 2015, Ohio University Southern implemented its tobacco-free initiative, which applies to all property owned, leased or shared by the campus.

Bobcat Hockey announces ticket prices, promotions for 2015-16 season
The Ohio University Hockey Team will take the ice at Bird Arena 25 times this season, and Bobcat fans now have the opportunity to purchase individual tickets and season ticket packages online for all Bobcat home games.

Heritage College ovarian cancer cell research project receives $12,000 from Baker Fund
A research project investigating ovarian cancer cell activity conducted by an Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty member is one of six proposals that received more than $56,000 in total from the spring cycle of the university’s Baker Fund.

Southern Campus holds annual leadership retreat
Ohio University Southern Campus’ leadership team gathered at the Proctorville Center on July 30 and 31 for its annual leadership retreat.

Care packages for freshmen now available through The Bobcat Store
For incoming freshman students, the first few weeks of college are a whirlwind of meeting new people, attending classes and being away from home. Thanks to The Bobcat Store and the Ohio University Student Alumni Board (SAB), Welcome Care Packages provide students with a warm welcome to the Bobcat family.

Aug 6, 2015
Libraries digitizes The Post
The Ohio University Libraries is pleased to announce the completion of a new digitization project that brings issues of The Post dated from June 17, 1999 through June 3, 2011 online.

Football announces fall camp schedule
As Ohio welcomes back its football players Wednesday it will mark the start of the 121st season of intercollegiate football for the Bobcats and the 11th under current head coach Frank Solich.

CHSP Launches Healthcare Leadership Continuing Education Series
In response to increasing challenges faced by healthcare industry leaders, the College of Health Sciences and Professions is launching a new healthcare leadership series at its Dublin Integrated Education Center.

Aug 7, 2015
College Credit Plus students participate in orientation sessions at Southern Campus
There will be a new presence of students, grades 7-12, in some of the Southern Campus’ classrooms this fall with the implementation of Ohio University’s new College Credit Plus (CC+) program.

Aug 9, 2015
Nominations sought for Homecoming Court; parade packets available
The deadline for nominating an Ohio University senior for Homecoming Court is Sept. 23. Parade packets are due Sept. 25.

Great Job Malissa Gilkey
Meet Malissa Gilkey, the Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Chevrolets, family time and baking pastries.

Aug 10, 2015
Fall opening activities designed to welcome, prepare OHIO students
Offices throughout Ohio University's Athens Campus will be offering a variety of activities, including orientation programs and social events, in the weeks leading up to the start of fall semester.

Celebrate Bobcat Women with Ohio Today!
Celebrate Bobcat Women with Ohio Today!

Aug 11, 2015
Summer 2015 Ohio Today Celebrates Women
Summer 2015 Ohio Today Celebrates Women

What students, parents need to know about move-in weekend
More than 8,400 students and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens during Ohio University’s move-in weekend starting on Thursday, Aug. 20.

PURF announces guideline changes for 2015-16 student research and creative activity funding
Workshops to be held Sept. 1 and 2 in Alden Library.

Data visualization experts to teach free professional development workshop
Faculty and staff are invited to learn the secrets of the power of data visualization from two of the most respected practitioners in the world during a free Ohio University “Visualize It” professional development day on Friday, August 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom A.

Bobcats, Solich embark on offseason of changes
After a disappointing 6-6 campaign in 2014, Frank Solich, is entering his 11th season at the helm of the Ohio football program. He sought advice from coaches across the nation in an effort to aid what ailed the program last season.

Malinski Wins Prestigious Grande Medaille d’Or in Paris
Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, Ohio University's Marvin White Chair and Distinguished Professor, was awarded with the Grand Gold Medal by the Society of Arts-Sciences-Letters (ASL) in Paris, France.

Aug 12, 2015
Housing and Residence Life boasts new name, new location and historic numbers
Ohio University's Department of Housing and Residence Life is ushering in a new academic year with a new name, a new central office, four new residence halls and some historic housing numbers.

Research Division offers fall workshops, funding opportunities for faculty and staff
The Research Division will offer several workshops in September to help Ohio University faculty and staff learn about how to apply for funding opportunities with the Ohio University Research Committee (OURC), Baker Fund and Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery. 

Film professor honored with '50 Years' Award
Rajko Grlić, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film, was presented the “50 Years” Award at the Motovun Film Festival, which took place from July 25 to July 29 in the village of Motovun, Croatia.

Ohio University, City of Athens to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane Aug. 18
Members of the campus and Athens communities are invited to join Ohio University and the City of Athens to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane on the OHIO campus at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Ohio University seeks public comments for accreditation evaluation
Ohio University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency.

Ohio University Southern visits 119th Scioto County Fair
Representatives from Ohio University Southern are venturing out to the 119th Scioto County Fair this week, Aug. 10-15, inviting new recruits to ‘Get on Board’ with Ohio University Southern.

Student battles cancer and medical bills in pursuit of degree
Ohio University junior Katharine "Rina" Welch had her life changed forever during her freshman year when she went to the emergency room with severe abdominal pain. That marked the beginning of her lifelong battle against cancer.

Aug 13, 2015
OHIO Board of Trustees to meet Aug. 27-28 on Dublin Campus
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Aug. 27, and its annual retreat on Friday, Aug. 28, on the University’s Dublin Campus.

Kids on Campus awarded three 21st century grants 
Three highly competitive ODE grants totaling $540,000/yr. have been awarded to Kids on Campus

Aug 14, 2015
Distinguished African scholar to visit Ohio University
Professor Francis Beng Nyamnjoh of the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, will spend the month of September visiting Ohio University's Center for International Studies and the School of Media Arts and Studies for teaching, lecturing and imagining creative partnerships with OHIO faculty.

OHIO named one of 14 Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs
Ohio University is one of 14 universities throughout the country to receive the designation, which recognizes divisions of student affairs for their commitment to workplace diversity, equitable staffing practices, and supportive work environments.

Aug 17, 2015
Lancaster Campus Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer published in ALAO blog
Ohio University Lancaster Instructional Librarian/Instructional Designer Paul Clayton Campbell is giving his colleagues advice on how to face their fears and try new things in a recently published article called “The Dark German Forest of Library Instruction.”

Faculty, staff invited to attend 2015 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.

Ohio University named one of America’s Greenest Universities by Sierra Club
Ohio University has been identified as one of America’s Greenest Universities by Sierra Club. The list, which was announced on Aug. 11, rates institutions based on performance in the following areas: co-curricular, energy, investments, food, innovation, academics, planning, purchasing, transportation, waste and water.

University mourns Southern Campus Fine Arts student
Southern Campus student Bonnie Gay Clay died at her home in Ironton on Aug. 9. She was majoring in fine arts.

Students learn life lessons during inaugural Navajo Nation trip [PHOTOS]
Eight Ohio University faculty, staff and students visited the Navajo Nation reservation in Tuba City, Arizona, for two weeks this summer in a new Office of Global Opportunities program titled "Cultural Immersion with the Navajo Nation."

Nominations open for 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Vice President for Research and Creative Activity is soliciting nominations for the 2015 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship.

Aug 18, 2015
Research Division announces student workshops, funding programs
The Research Division will host workshops throughout fall semester to help Ohio University undergraduate and graduate students learn how to access grants, fellowships and internships to support their research, scholarship and creative activity.

Aug 19, 2015
University, city celebrate opening of Bobcat Lane
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl gathered Tuesday with members of the campus and Athens communities to celebrate the opening of Bobcat Lane on the OHIO campus.

OHIO Hockey announces largest-ever Hall of Fame class
OHIO Hockey will induct former player Dan Morris, goaltender Paul Marshall, player Bill Roen and player Leon Rozic.

Aug 20, 2015
Microsoft releases critical Windows update: Users encouraged to install
If you have a Windows computer, run Windows Update at your earliest convenience.

Southern Campus welcomes new students at first convocation
One by one, first-year students filed into Ohio University Southern’s Bowman Auditorium on Tuesday evening for a chance to meet faculty, staff and other students during the campus' first convocation.

M. Geneva Murray named director of Women's Center
M. Geneva Murray has been named director of the Ohio University Women's Center effective Oct. 12. She replaces Susanne Dietzel who left the University in the spring for a position in New Orleans.

Beatrice Selotlegeng delivers message to Mandela Washington Fellows at Dartmouth College
Selotlegeng ties it all together for Fellows by presenting on how to translate conversation into practice

Dr. O’Reilly wins prestigious American Marketing Association Award
Recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution Award, O’Reilly is one of just three individuals to receive an award from the AMA’s Sports and Special Events Marketing interest group this year

Aug 21, 2015
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free fall training sessions
he Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21. The five-session training is free for people affiliated with Ohio University.

Patience Munjeri, Mbira Dziva to perform Aug. 28 in Grover Center
Patience Munjeri, virtuoso mbira player from Zimbabwe, will perform Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. in the Grover Center Atrium and will hold a demonstration class on Aug. 29 at 10 a.m. in the Front Room Coffeehouse in Baker University Center. Both of these events will be free and open to the public.

Southern Campus’ director of electronic media pens book
Don Moore, associate professor and director of Ohio University Southern's electronic media program, has released a book on David E. Carter, a small-town kid who became known both nationally and internationally in the creative media world.

A message from President McDavis regarding fall commencement
The following message from President Roderick J. McDavis regarding the decision to implement a fall commencement ceremony was sent to Ohio University faculty and staff on Aug. 18, 2015.

Campus Involvement Center, Campus Rec offering a slew of activities fall semester
From the Performing Arts and Concert Series to Intramural Sports, Ohio University's Campus Involvement Center and Campus Rec offer students a plethora of opportunities to nurture their minds and bodies and to engage in the OHIO experience.

How a graduate student is using engineering and medical skills to help people with Type 1 diabetes
Biomedical engineering student LaDonya Jackson and endocrinologists in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are testing the effectiveness of a new diagnostic tool.

Aug 23, 2015
Foster care student: 'Felt I could make a home here'
There were no parents carrying Michael Outrich's bags to his freshman dorm. He came to Ohio University alone, emancipated from the foster care system.

College of Health Sciences, Professions debuts welcome-back video
OHIO's College of Health Sciences and Professions released a video, poking fun of the quieter days of summer on campus while highlighting some of the important work that occurred while students were away and sharing with students a big initiative coming this year.

Aug 24, 2015
OHIO, Athens communities invited to grand opening, ribbon-cutting for new residence halls
Members of the Ohio University and Athens communities are invited to a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for Phase I of OHIO's Housing Development Plan, which will begin at 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at the new Living Learning Center. A special student celebration is planned that evening.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Gatehouse Media CEO Kirk Davis
The chief executive officer of Gatehouse Media took classes at Ohio University Lancaster in the early 1980s.  Gatehouse Media recently purchased the Columbus Dispatch.

Printmaking professor garners international recognition
Printmaking professor Art Werger was recently recognized with the Grand Prize at the third biennial International Mezzotint Festival in Ekaterinburg, Russia, a printmaking festival, exhibiting artists from all over the world.

President gives Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during First-Year Convocation
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis gave the Class of 2019 a rousing welcome during the annual President’s Convocation for First-Year Students on Sunday afternoon. The president told the 4,675 first-year students it seemed like yesterday when he was a freshman living in Lincoln Hall.

Ebony Bobcats plan, network, sip and boogie at annual event
Ohio University’s Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) hosted 180 attendees at their 5th Annual Breakfast Meeting and Dance on August 14-15 at The Manor of Euclid in Euclid, Ohio. The weekend’s events brought students, alumni and friends together to review EBN’s activities over the past year, and reconnect.

New method to identify expense (AP) reimbursement accounts for direct deposit
A change has been made in My Personal Information that makes it easier for employees to identify the direct deposit account to be used when receiving Accounts Payable (AP) reimbursements for expenses.

Faculty/Staff Meal Plans available for the 2015-2016 academic year
Faculty and staff can purchase meal plans for the upcoming school year. These options are tailored to the needs of faculty/staff and provide added flexibility in daily food choices.

It's time to use the CUE
Add your OHIO events to the University's official Calendar of University Events! The CUE will make the switch to updated functionality with Active Calendar soon but all data from the current system will be migrated.

LINKS Pre-Matriculation program prepares multicultural students for success
A school-record 505 first-year students and 90 peer mentors participated in the annual LINKS Pre-Matriculation program this year, breaking last year's record mark of 448 students.

Aug 25, 2015
Chillicothe Campus opens fall term in style
Advancements, activities set tone for successful academic year

Lancaster Campus students learn about student organizations [SLIDESHOW]
The first day of classes at Ohio University Lancaster was filled with food and information.  Several student organizations had information tables in the North Lobby of Brasee Hall to help new students learn about the opportunities for involvement on campus.

University and regional entrepreneurs to be featured on new WOUB series
Ohio entrepreneurship will be the featured topic of a new radio series produced by WOUB Public Media.

First-year students invited to info sessions on women’s scholars program
First-year female Bobcats are invited to attend upcoming information sessions about Ohio University’s Margaret Boyd Scholars program, OHIO’s first and only women’s scholar program.

Aug 26, 2015
Nominations sought for 2015 Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
The Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement recognize faculty, staff and alumni for their outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at Ohio University or in their fields or disciplines.

Kiel joins Ohio University Zanesville leadership team
An enrollment management, student affairs and student success expert, Gerald “Jerry” Kiel comes to Ohio University Zanesville with more than three decades of experience at public colleges and universities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina.

Information session to explore OHIO’s new student preferred name policy
A brown bag information session designed to raise awareness about and answer questions related to Ohio University's new student preferred name policy will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Baker University Center 240/242.

Largest class on record welcomed by College of Business at Freshman Convocation
Faculty, staff, students, and an alumna speaker all the way from Chicago alike gathered at Nelson Commons to properly welcome the 614-person College of Business Class of 2019 this Saturday, August 22.

Southern Campus staff participate in 3D modeling training
Staff from the nursing, art, electronic media and computer services departments at Ohio University Southern recently participated in a three-day training program for the campus’ new 3D print module.

HVAC improvements underway at Southern Campus
Contractors have started in full force on improvements to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the Collins and Riffe Centers on Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

University College, Libraries debut online OHIO history project
University College and University Libraries are proud to debut “An Introduction to Ohio University,” a web-based, multi-media project that documents the University’s rich and distinct history – from its humble beginnings in the wilderness of the Ohio Country through its post-World War II rise to prominence.

The 1804 Fund awards 12 new education and research initiatives
On June 5, The Grants and Funding Committee of the Ohio University Foundation resolved to award $368, 218 from the 1804 Fund to invest in five new graduate/faculty initiatives and seven undergraduate learning proposals.

2015 Alumni Awards recipients announced
2015 Alumni Awards recipients announced

Multicultural Student Expo is Thursday
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27.

Aug 27, 2015
New features coming to Catmail on the web
Microsoft will be introducing some improvements and adding some new features starting as soon as Sep. 1.

Ohio Volleyball 2015 season preview
The Mid-American Conference's preeminent program is ready to chase another championship in 2015. The Bobcats have qualified for the NCAA Championship nine of the past 12 years and have won a MAC title in 11 of the past 12 seasons.

Ohio University moves to single-stream recycling
This year, the Ohio University community will find recycling on campus is easier than ever as OHIO moves to single-stream, mixed recycling processes.

Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters
Lancaster Campus blood drive will be held in honor of Merry Lee Walters

His Story Includes a Well-Stamped Passport
James Gresock '15 came to Ohio University in the the fall of 2011 expecting to study athletic training. All it took was a few classes and trips around the world to entirely change his life plan.

Dip In with New 1-Credit Themes in Action Courses
Students looking for a 1-credit course this semester can dip into one of the university's themes with a CAS 1300x Themes in Action course.

Fall tobacco cessation classes will begin for OHIO employees and students
Ohio University continues to show support for those interested in quitting their tobacco use with upcoming tobacco cessation classes this fall.

Ohio University celebrates new medical school campus in northeast Ohio
Hundreds of friends, partners and supporters joined Ohio University and its Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine on Saturday, Aug. 22, to celebrate the college’s new campus in northeast Ohio.

First Data Visualization Professional Development Day a success
he first Data Visualization Professional Development Day was held on Friday, August 21 with a crowd of over 60 in attendance from departments across the University.

President McDavis delivers State of the University
On Wednesday, 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.

President McDavis reflects upon the Ohio University experience during annual Faculty and Staff Convocation
Opening his remarks with a heartfelt letter from the parent of a prospective student, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis asked faculty and staff to reflect upon what makes OHIO a special place to be during the 2015 Faculty and Staff Convocation in Margaret M. Walter Hall Wednesday.

OHIO trustees hear updates on budget
At meetings on the Ohio University Dublin Campus, University officials updated the OHIO Board of Trustees on the final state budget and how that will shape institution-wide planning efforts moving forward.

Jones named Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature
Dr. Paul C. Jones is the new Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature at Ohio University.

Holroyd receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society
Dr. Kenneth Holroyd, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Ohio University, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society.

Aug 28, 2015
Mathematician Todd Eisworth presents “To Infinity and Beyond!” at Science Café kickoff Sept. 9
Mathematician Todd Eisworth presents “To Infinity and Beyond!” at Science Café kickoff Sept. 9

Nationwide opens OHIO vs. Marshall photo contest to fans
The 2015 football season kicks off with OHIO Bobcats vs. Marshall Thundering Herd on Sept. 12 at Peden Stadium. As you wait with other Bobcats in anticipation of the game, Nationwide is giving you a chance to score early for our team.

Zimbabwe’s Thomas Mapfumo to debut new album at Ohio University
Thomas Mapfumo and The Blacks Unlimited will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 9 at Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville. On Sept. 10 at 1:30 p.m., OHIO will host a lecture and demonstration from Mapfumo in the Schoonover Center, room 450.

CLDC offering students leadership certificate opportunities
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is offering students the opportunity to pursue a Professional Leadership Certificate and a 21st Century Leadership Certificate.

Renowned designer to bring exhibtion to Athens
A month long exhibition and public presentation by renowned New York-based graphic designer and letterist Stefan Sagmeister is presented by Ohio University School of Art + Design.

Aug 30, 2015
Southern Campus welcomes new faculty, staff
Ohio University Southern faculty and staff gathered outside on the Collins Patio Friday afternoon for a froyo social and a chance to meet and greet new personnel members.