Compass Archives

Aug 1, 2017
Jason Pina named OHIO’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Ohio University has named Jason Pina the University’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Pina, who will continue to serve as OHIO’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will assume the additional responsibility for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 1.

University Human Resources releases annual holidays memo
As indicated in Ohio University’s Policy and Procedure #41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of<br />holiday observance dates, including Winter Break Closure.

Scholarship endowment for Physical Therapy Program fulfills dream of giving back
Established in 2013 by CHSP's Steve Trotta, the Trotta, Haste and Schulman Physical Therapy Scholarship is now endowed

Aug 2, 2017
Women’s Center to offer Women Leading OHIO professional development program for second year
Applications for the Women's Center's second consecutive Women Leading OHIO professional development program are being accepted now through Sept. 1.

#LoveOHIO voting occurring now through Aug. 5
Students are asked to vote in this Student Affairs-sponsored contest that will determine which upperclassman will address OHIO's Class of 2021 at this year's President's Convocation for First-Year Students.

Volunteers needed for 2017 Opening Week events
As Opening Week approaches, Ohio University is once again in need of volunteers to help OHIO's Class of 2021 get off to the very best possible start.

NACUFS honors Rich Neumann for contributions to food service industry
Director of Ohio University Culinary Services who has serve OHIO for 28 years, Rich Neumann recently received the National Association of College and University Food Services' highest honor.

PepsiCo and Keep America Beautiful award Rural Action and Ohio University grant to promote event recycling
Keep America Beautiful and PepsiCo Recycling recently awarded an Events Recycling Program grant to a partnership between Rural Action and Ohio University. Both organizations are members of the Keep Southeast Ohio Beautiful affiliate and work to reduce the waste that enters the landfill in the region. This funding will focus on increasing recycling at festivals and events, while simultaneously boosting awareness about zero waste efforts in the community.

Division of Student Affairs embarks on strategic planning process
The two-year process will culminate in March 2018 with the publication of a new strategic plan, which will redefine the division and guide its future endeavors.

Ohio University program helped businesses win more than $395 million in government contracts
The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (OU PTAC), part of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, had a challenging year in 2016 but still excelled in its mission of connecting businesses looking to sell with governments looking to buy – and did a better job in accomplishing that mission than ever before.

Registration underway for this year’s Homecoming Parade
Registration is underway for one of Ohio University’s most-anticipated Homecoming events – the annual Homecoming Parade, which will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Bobcats show their spirit and programs at annual Town Center Invasion
Ohio University Southern recently took over the Ashland Town Center, showing off the campus' programs and Bobcat pride.

Aug 3, 2017
Redesigned Finance website first to go live in new Web CMS
The new site features a new navigational scheme, improved ADA accessibility, better mobile support, and a focus on primary functions to meet campus needs.

Aug 4, 2017
OHIO to host first Bobcat Bash of the season
Come one, come all, to celebrate the beginning of football season with Bobcat Bashes!

‘Renaissance woman’ Jan Haynes reflects on 43-year career
Prior to her retirement in June, Haynes served as an administrative coordinator in the Dean of Students Office, but her connection with Ohio University runs much deeper.

Rita LaValley retires with 30 years of service to OHIO
After 30 years of service to Ohio University, 29 of those years dedicated to Campus Recreation, Rita LaValley, associate director of Campus Recreation, has announced she will be retiring in August 2017.

Aug 7, 2017
What students and parents need to know about move-in weekend
Ohio University’s newest Bobcats and their parents will transition from home life to college life in Athens during the University’s move-in weekend starting on Thursday, Aug. 24. Helping to ease the transition will be student volunteers, faculty and staff who will assist others in successfully navigating campus, moving into residence halls and educating others about the University’s welcoming activities as well as sustainability and recycling efforts.

iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 7-13, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, writing help for graduate students, a chance to become a CUE power user, and party planning help!

Heritage College welcomes incoming medical students, honors President Emeritus McDavis
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine welcomed its Class of 2021 on Aug. 5 at the 42nd annual Convocation and White Coat Ceremony, during which the 2017 Phillips Medal of Public Service was presented to President Emeritus Roderick J. McDavis.

Athens Campus to host activities designed to welcome students, faculty to OHIO
From orientations to the President's Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University is hosting many activities in the weeks leading up to the start of fall semester to welcome new students and faculty to the Bobcat family and to prepare them for the academic year.

OUL alumna comes back to Ohio University Lancaster to pay it forward
Jessica Hanna spent the first two years of her college career at Ohio University Lancaster and comes back every year to teach elementary and middle school students at OUL’s Kids in College event.

Aug 8, 2017
Teambuilding Trip a Homerun
Zanesville Campus Facilities & Security staffers attend Cincinnati Reds game

Pipeline program pulls in biggest grant yet for Heritage College, Cleveland
The Aspiring DOctors Precollege Program, launched last year at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine at Cleveland, has been awarded a grant of more than $83,000 from Community Connectors, a state program that supports student mentoring. <br /><br />

President Nellis visits Eastern Campus
Ohio University Eastern students, faculty, staff, and community leaders welcomed President M. Duane Nellis to the St. Clairsville-based campus with open arms during his recent visit.

Brune, alum co-author paper on probing star-like conditions at National Ignition Facility
"Stars are giant thermonuclear plasma furnaces that slowly fuse the lighter elements in the universe into heavier elements, releasing energy, and generating the pressure required to prevent collapse. To understand stars, we must rely on nuclear reaction rate data obtained, up to now, under conditions very different from those of stellar cores," say researchers in a Nature Physics article.

Southern Campus receives Arts Council grant
Ohio University Southern has been awarded an ArtSTART project grant by the Ohio Arts Council that will help the Ironton campus offer events and activities in the arts for students and the community.

Aug 9, 2017
Timms and Shinoskie named Lancaster Campus students of the month
Ohio University Lancaster students Darian Timms and Benjamin Shinoskie have been selected as students of the month.

Bargaining unit staff celebrated at Facilities Management and Safety picnic and awards ceremony
Ohio University bargaining unit staff were recognized for their contributions and service to the University Thursday, Aug. 3, during the Facilities Management and Safety Picnic and Awards Ceremony, with sessions held in the afternoon at the West State Street Park and in the evening at Nelson Banquet Hall.

Aug 10, 2017
Volunteers needed to staff replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial
A highlight of Ohio University’s upcoming fall semester will be the display of a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the Athens Campus, and volunteers are needed to help staff this tribute to those who served and died in the Vietnam War.

Jefferson Hall Reopening Celebration to be held Aug. 18
Ohio University’s Jefferson Hall is about to reopen following an approximately $30 million full rehabilitation, and members of the OHIO and local communities are invited to get a first look at the newly renovated building during a Reopening Celebration scheduled for 8:30 to 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 18.

Men’s Basketball announces 2017 non-conference schedule
The Bobcats are slated to host eight games at the Convocation Center, make two road trips and play three neutral site games. The first home game is a Nov. 4 exhibition against Capital. The Bobcats open the home regular season on Nov. 11 against Alabama A&M.

OHIO golf teams to host annual Bobcat Open Sept. 25
The Ohio men's and women's golf teams will host the 27th Annual Bobcat Open on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at The Lakes Golf and Country Club in Westerville, Ohio.

Dublin campus pipeline program continues to grow
In its third year, the OU+REACH health careers camp this summer drew more students from a wider range of Columbus-area high schools.

Join the Marching 110 for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
OHIO alumni are invited to a trip to New York City, as the Marching 110 strikes up the band for the annual Thanksgiving Day parade.

Aug 11, 2017
Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 22 meeting released
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene for meetings Aug. 22 and hold its annual retreat on Aug. 23 at the Dublin Integrated Education Center (DIEC) on OHIO’s Dublin Campus.

Ohio University Press authors in Washington Post
Ohio University Press author Keren Weitzberg published an analysis in the Washington Post on August 11. In "Instead of a Big, Beautiful Wall, We Should Rethink Our Idea of Borders,"

Aug 14, 2017
iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 14-20, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, international student orientation, the reopening of an iconic building, and learning about eclipses!

Traffic considerations for parents and students arriving during move-in weekend
During move-in weekend each August, Ohio University’s Athens Campus bustles with activity as new and returning Bobcats and their families arrive for the start of the academic year.

OHIO announces plan for enhanced 2017 football game day experience
The OHIO athletic department continues to develop the game day experience at Peden Stadium. The enhancements include a new video board, a distributed sound system and a pilot to expand beer sales stadium wide.

Catering Expo a huge success for OHIO
The inaugural Ohio University Catering Expo, hosted by Catering Services, attracted more than 200 people. It provided education on event planning services and resources at Ohio University.

Aug 16, 2017
Financial System Enhancements: Training schedule and third party systems
The Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project represents a combination of initiatives that will be available in November 2017 and includes the Chart of Accounts Redesign (COA), a new Financial Approvers tool and the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module, and supported by enhanced reporting capabilities within Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI).

OHIO’s Kennedy Lecture Series and Frontiers in Science Lecture Series announce 2017-18 speakers
The Ohio University Kennedy Lecture Series and Frontiers in Science Lecture Series are honored to bring three world-renowned speakers to the Athens Campus this year: American journalist and former White House photographer Pete Souza; political activist and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem; and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Kolbert.

Registration open for “How to Write a Competitive NSF GRFP Application” workshop
Two information sessions will be offered for Ohio University students.

Schedule announced for fall 2017 Science Café and Café Conversations series
Series features discussions led by Ohio University faculty members about topical issues.

Nominations open for 2017 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The deadline for nominations for the 2017 award cycle is Tuesday, Oct. 31.

Escape the office, travel the world with Bobcats
Go on an adventure with OHIO alumni tours.

Aug 17, 2017
Nominations for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement due by Aug. 31
Nominations for this year's Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement, which are presented to faculty, staff and alumni, are due by Aug. 31.

OHIO continues to ease the financial burdens of higher education by focusing on student access, affordability initiatives
As tuition rates and other college costs continue to fluctuate, many prospective students and their families across the nation struggle to afford higher education. Ohio University, through a combination of developing unique, institutional affordability initiatives and partnering with key national college affordability efforts, is addressing these concerns while supporting timely degree completion.

August Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees August meetings in the Dublin Integrated Education Center on the Dublin Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

University and state partner to teach families how to reduce college debt
Statistics show that the average Ohio college student’s debt exceeds $30,000. Ohio University has partnered with the Ohio Department of Higher Education to find remedies to this problem.

Scholars from 16 countries attend SUSI on Journalism, Media at Ohio University
The Institute for International Journalism (IIJ) in Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is hosting the Study of the U.S. Institute (SUSI) on Journalism and Media program from July 6 to August 18. The program brings together 16 journalism and media scholars from 16 different countries to foster a deeper understanding of the roles that journalism and the media play in the U.S. society. 

Aug 18, 2017
University leaders reaffirm commitment to inclusion
The following message was sent to the OHIO community on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017.

Southern Campus faculty developing workshop series to help small businesses
A new federal grant awarded to Ohio University Southern will provide training for small and emerging businesses over the next year.

OHIO Hockey announces ticket prices, promotions for 60th 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.

A statement from President Nellis regarding recent faculty resignation
A statement from President Nellis regarding recent faculty resignation

Aug 21, 2017
President Nellis treated to Southern hospitality
A rainy southern Ohio day didn’t dampen spirits Aug. 10 as Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis visited the Ohio University Proctorville Center, Ohio University Southern, in Ironton, and the Ohio Horse Park, as the final stop on his tour of regional campuses.

See the Solar Eclipse in Athens Aug. 21
Although Athens is not in the path of the total eclipse, local viewers should still be able to get a good view of this rare phenomenon, weather permitting.

OHIO unveils a fully renovated Jefferson Hall (PHOTOS)
Hundreds of members of the Ohio University and local communities attended the Aug. 18 Jefferson Hall Reopening Celebration, capping off an approximately $39 million full rehabilitation of this iconic East Green residence hall.

iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 21-27, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, a late-night movie, Comedy Night at the Convo, sporting events and the start to another great fall semester!

Ohio University Southern recognizes graduating ADN students at pinning ceremony
Summer semester Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) graduates were recognized Friday, Aug. 11, during the Nurse Pinning Ceremony – a longstanding tradition that formally welcomes new nurses into the profession.

Governor appoints Steve Casciani to Ohio University Board of Trustees
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has appointed Steve Casciani, a Columbus-based venture capitalist and energy entrepreneur, to the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Aug 22, 2017
OUC hosts solar eclipse viewing party for community
Ohio University Chillicothe seized the opportunity to host a community education event on campus that attracted more than 250 people for the solar eclipse viewing.

Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for August 28
The Ridges Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet at 11 a.m. Monday, August 28 in Baker University Center 240.

Air Travel Support Program features new offerings for faculty, staff
Multiple night travel options are now available.

OHIO Trustees receive recap of University’s FY18 budget, discuss new strategic enrollment initiatives during meetings on Dublin Campus
The Ohio University Board of Trustees approved three construction projects and the design phase of a fourth during its meeting Tuesday at the University’s Dublin Integrated Education Center.

Aug 23, 2017
Heritage College class of 2021 includes first early assurance enrollees
Nathan Katz, Amy Mehlman and Rosemary Oaks, who started classes at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in July, are the first three students enrolled through the college's Early Assurance Programs

Ohio University welcomes international students to campus with messages of support
Ohio University welcomed its incoming class of international graduate students to campus on Friday, Aug. 18, and the students received a strong message of support from President M. Duane Nellis.

Fall into fashion with Bobcat back-to-school looks
The Bobcat Store released two new apparel lines just in time for class: The Argyle line and LevelWear line.

Bobcat Nation rallies for Homecoming pre-game festivities
Mingle, cheer and feast on tailgate food with a few hundred of your closest Bobcat friends before OHIO takes on Central Michigan.

Rick Hodges joins the College of Health Sciences and Professions
CHSP has announced the appointment of Rick Hodges as an executive in residence. He will serve as director of the new Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health.

Aug 24, 2017
Research Division announces fall 2017 funding, workshops and deadlines
Internal awards support research, scholarship and creative work.

Misako Hata named lab director of Ohio University Innovation Center
New hire will oversee operations for and maintenance of the incubator’s biotechnology and 3D printing labs.

Multicultural Student Expo 2017 is Aug. 30
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion and the Black Student Union will host the 2017 Multicultural Student Expo at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

How will you welcome your fellow Bobcats back to campus?
OHIO administrators Jenny Hall-Jones and Sara L. Trower remind students that their behavior and actions should reflect a culture of respect as the 2017-18 academic year begins. Read more here.

Aug 25, 2017
Student orgs partnering to present ‘Hangovers Suck,’ ‘Athens in an Hour’ events
Ohio University's health promotion organizations are sponsoring the annual “Hangovers Suck” event while the University Program Council (UPC) is sponsoring “Athens in an Hour” from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, on South Beach.

Lancaster campus electronic media major has eye on multiple career opportunities
Lancaster campus electronic media major has eye on multiple career opportunities

OHIO’s Global Health Case Competition: Sharing solutions abroad and in Athens
Four Ohio University students who won OHIO's 2016 Global Health Case Competition traveled to Paraguay this summer to research the feasibility of their proposed solution. The 2017 competition kicks off Sept. 13.

From concerts to farmer’s markets to intramural sports, Bobcats offered many ways to have fun, get involved
As Bobcats are kicking off a new academic year, Ohio University’s Division of Student Affairs is setting out to ensure the success of all students by providing programs and activities designed to nurture their minds and bodies and get them involved on campus and in the community.

New restrictions announced for specialty vehicles operating on campus
Effective January 1, 2017, the State of Ohio enacted new legislation pertaining to the operation of low speed (LSV), under speed (USV), and utility vehicles on public property. The legislation enables local authorities to permit these vehicles on their roads, subject to certain restrictions.

Facilities Management and Safety provides guidelines for tent installation on University grounds
In order to ensure proper safety precautions and protect University property and activities, Facilities Management and Safety is providing the OHIO community with guidelines for installing temporary tents for outdoor entertainment events on the Athens Campus.

WellWorks hosting events, specials for OHIO employees during September
This September, Ohio University employees and their spouses/partners are eligible for the new “Fall for Wellness” membership special. Employees can try out WellWorks free for one week.

New faculty and staff email newsletter launches Aug. 28
Ohio University faculty and staff will notice a new email in their inboxes on Monday, Aug. 28, as OHIO Employee News, the new faculty and staff newsletter, launches to coincide with the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

Libraries celebrates fourth floor 24/5 study space
Alden Library will provide additional overnight study space to students for the first time since 2005. Beginning Aug. 28, the fourth floor will open 24 hours a day, five days a week.

Libraries kicks off research series
On Wednesday, Sept. 6, the Libraries will kick off the 2017 Foundations of Research series with “Searching as Strategic Exploration,” one of six workshops offered to undergraduates that focus on issues surrounding research as a basis for lifelong learning.

2017 Fall Sustainability Film Series
On Sept. 6 at 7 p.m., Ohio University Libraries, Environmental Studies, and the Athena Cinema will celebrate their fifth year of sponsoring the popular “Sustainability Film Series.”

University announces investiture of President Nellis
The week-long inauguration celebration of M. Duane Nellis as the 21st president of Ohio University will feature an official investiture ceremony, a game day presidential tailgate, an historical campus retrospective and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with a strategic international partner during the week of Oct. 16.

Remembering Tom Starr, a one of a kind Bobcat
Alumnus Tom Starr's gracious spirit and outgoing personality lives through his namesake scholarship and the Schey Sales Centre

Athens Campus emergency communication systems to be tested Tuesday
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems around noon on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

Aug 27, 2017
Ohio University president announces launch of student leadership experience
Ohio University is announcing the launch of a new student leadership experience known as the “Presidential Leadership Society.” Soon after becoming the 21st president of Ohio University, Dr. M. Duane Nellis sought to create an experience that would enhance the University’s central mission – the personal and intellectual development of its students.

Southernpalooza kicks off new academic year at Southern Campus
Ohio University Southern's first-ever Southernpalooza thanks scholarship donors while welcoming scholarship recipients, new students and the community to campus.

A remodeled Front Room reopens
Part of the Bobcat experience for more than 60 years, Ohio University’s Front Room Coffeehouse reopened on Monday, Aug. 21, following a remodel that included changes to the entrance and improvements throughout the venue.

Aug 28, 2017
OHIO paleontologists discover new species of sauropod dinosaur in Tanzania
In an article published last week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Ohio University paleontologists have identified a new species of titanosaurian dinosaur. The new species is a member of the gigantic long-neck sauropods, and its fossil remains were recovered from Cretaceous-age (70-100 million years ago) rocks in southwestern Tanzania. Titanosaurs are known from all over the world and best known from South America, but fossils of this group are particularly rare from the African continent.

iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, a unique cultural experience, getting to know the CLDC and the first First-Gen Friday!

President Nellis joins first-year students in new beginning at his first Convocation
On Sunday, Aug. 27, at the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis officially inducted the Class of 2021 into the Bobcat family – the first of many for OHIO’s 21st president, who told the freshmen gathered in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus of a summer spent falling in love.

University featured in Ohio Department of Higher Education video series
President M. Duane Nellis and the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education are featured in the newest episode of the “Higher Ed Highlights” video series, produced by the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

‘In the Margins’ art exhibition opening reception is Sept. 1
“In the Margins,” a multimedia juried art exhibition showcasing the work of women, people of color and other marginalized groups, will open Tuesday, Aug. 22, at Ohio University’s Multicultural Center Art Gallery in Baker University Center.

Aug 29, 2017
Ohio University Police Department to host Department Recognition Ceremony Sept. 6
The Ohio University community is invited to attend the fourth annual Ohio University Police Department Recognition Ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at 7 p.m. in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

OHIO’s annual Parents Weekend kicks off Sept. 15
Bobcats missing home or just eager to share their home away from home with their loved ones don’t have to wait long. Ohio University’s first Family Weekend of the year – Parents Weekend – kicks off Friday, Sept. 15, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 17.

OHIO’s Welcome Week 2017 was one for the history books (PHOTOS)
From a rare solar eclipse to Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis’ first Convocation for First-Year Students, OHIO’s Welcome Week 2017 made history.

Innovation Center offers free workshops, coaching for entrepreneurs
IDEAtion Workshops, open coaching hours available this fall.

Startup Stories Series to feature John Kopchick Sept. 7
Ohio University Innovation Center event features Distinguished Professor.

Aug 30, 2017
Battle of the Greens, the recycling competition between OHIO residence halls, launches Sept. 1
Battle of the Greens is a friendly competition between residence halls across campus to see which halls and which campus green can divert the most waste from the landfill within the span of a month. Growing out of last year’s RecycleMania, which takes place in late spring, Battle of the Greens emerges this year as an independent event to help new and returning Bobcats to embrace the “green” lifestyle to help clean up our environment, as well as to help Ohio University become a zero-waste campus!

SAP partners with TABS Taxi to support survivors of sexual assault
Ohio University's Survivor Advocacy Program announces a new voucher program with TABS Taxi that provides student survivors and a support person of their choosing free transportation to and from the hospital for Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) exams.

OHIO sororities, fraternities ready to recruit for a new year that includes two new orgs
The 2017-18 academic year marks an exciting time for Ohio University’s Sorority and Fraternity Life as it welcomes two new organizations this semester while celebrating the highest number of students affiliated with a social sorority/fraternity in the past 20 years.

OHIO Correctional Education student receives national scholarship
Ohio University student Royce Casey was one of twelve chosen to receive the 2017–18 Alpha Sigma Lambda scholarship.

Libraries' Cathy Sitko enters retirement after 36 years of service
After 36 years of service to Ohio University, Cathy Sitko will retire on Thursday, Aug. 31. She found time to reflect back on her career and also share her retirement plans.