Compass Archives

Aug 1, 2018
Chillicothe campus enrollment doubles for Advanced Placement Summer Institute
Ohio University Chillicothe hosted its 19th annual Advanced Placement Summer Institute July 23 – 26, 2018. The AP Summer Institute introduces teaching methods, student exam expectations, and curriculum content.

Patton College faculty get media training opportunity over summer break
Two Patton College of Education professors, a center director, and a graduate assistant/doctoral candidate recently took a week-long media boot camp session to learn how to more effectively communicate with the media.

iCUE Spotlight: Aug 2-9, 2018
This week's events feature a business forum and free health clinics. Check out the Calendar of University Events for more information.

Aug 2, 2018
Groundbreaking on new chemistry building is Aug. 30
Faculty, staff and students are invited to a groundbreaking on a new state-of-the-art chemistry building at Ohio University is Thursday, Aug. 30, from 3 - 5 p.m. RSVP by Aug. 14.

Southern Campus Horse Lovers Camp teaches kids more than just riding [VIDEO]
The weeklong day camp is for children in grades 1-6 and teaches a varied curriculum. Participants learn animal care, proper horse grooming, riding and personal development concepts like communication and resilience.

Aug 3, 2018
Dustin Grooms to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Aug. 15
Dustin Grooms to be featured on WATH 970 talk show Aug. 15

Surplus Store fall hours announced
Ohio University Moving and Surplus announced that its Surplus Store hours for fall semester will be Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Scholars from Egypt creating research collaborations at OHIO
It’s been a whirlwind of excitement and educational opportunities for six public health scholars visiting Ohio University from Egypt this summer.

Registration open for new courses in Professional Development Pathways program
The first two certificates within the OHIO Professional Development Pathways program opened for participation on Wednesday, August 1. The “University Accounting” and “University Purchasing” certificates are made up of several new courses which will be launched over the next six months. Many other non-certificate courses are also available.

Aug 7, 2018
Ohio University featured in August 2018 edition of 'Delta Sky' magazine
Ohio University featured in August 2018 edition of Delta Sky magazine

The latest news from Ohio University Press
The Ohio University Press announced that it recently hosted its annual scholarly publishing forum, had a book reviewed by "Kirkus Reviews" and one of its authors was interviewed on BBC radio.

Volunteers needed for Bobcat Welcome Week
Student Affairs needs faculty and staff volunteers for the Bobcat Move-In Crew the<br />Class of 2022 Photo Experience and the President's Convocation for First-Year Students. Sign up online by Aug. 17.

Aug 8, 2018
College of Business alumnus gives back through enhancement fund
Since graduating from Ohio University, Michael Rodarte, BBA ’04, has given back to the College of Business, offering students following in his footsteps advice, helping them build professional networks and connecting them with career opportunities – all as a means of ensuring their post-graduation success.

From orientations to an expanded Welcome Week, OHIO is ready to ring in a new academic year
From orientations to the President’s Convocation for First-Year Students, Ohio University will host a slew of activities designed to welcome new students and faculty to the Bobcat family.

Board of Trustees agenda for Aug. 21 meetings released
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene Aug. 21 for meetings on the Dublin Campus. The board will remain on the Dublin campus for a retreat on Aug. 22.

iCUE Spotlight: August 9-16, 2018
This week's schedule features free health clinics and a Title IX session for incoming international graduate students.

OUPD to conduct active shooter training Aug. 13-17 at Lasher Hall
The training is being held to ensure officers know the latest techniques and have an opportunity to practice and fine tune their skills when responding to a report of an active shooter.

Ohio University Southern Bobcats invade the Ashland Town Center [VIDEO]
Faculty, staff and student ambassadors from Ohio University Southern take over the Ashland Town Center every year in a recruiting and informational event known as "Bobcat Invasion."

Aug 9, 2018
Midwest Executives-on-Roster platform matches entrepreneurs with university startups
Midwest Executives-on-Roster platform matches entrepreneurs with university startups

Paul Abraham returns as associate dean at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Paul Abraham returns as associate dean at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington

OHIO alumni share journeys to becoming published authors
Within the vast network of Ohio University alumni are many accomplished authors whose published works cover a wide-range of subjects and genres.

OHIO alumnus brings nation's largest indoor adventure park to his hometown
Ohio University alumnus Greg Carlin is elevating fun and fitness and providing a boost to his hometown with Play:CLE, the nation’s largest indoor adventure park.

OHIO Facilities Management and Safety begins exterior renovations to Jennings House
OHIO Facilities Management and Safety begins exterior renovations to Jennings House

Aug 13, 2018
OHIO wi-fi adds support for broad range of devices
Students, faculty and staff can connect smart speakers, TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, and wireless printers.

OHIO’s LaPoe named 2018 Outstanding Woman in Journalism, Mass Communication Education
Victoria LaPoe, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has won the Commission on the Status of Women 2018 Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award. The award includes a $100 honorarium.

Food Studies' Shonk develops Baker Center edible garden project
Food Studies theme student Benjamin Shonk '18 spent a large part of his summer working on a wonderful new project on the Ohio University campus: the Baker Center Edible Garden.

Physicists propose new model to study pairing properties of nuclei
A team of Ohio University nuclear physicists has proposed a new theoretical model for calculating pairing properties of atomic nuclei including those found in extreme astrophysical environments. As in some solids in which two interacting electrons pair up to act as one object that leads to superconductivity, interacting neutrons (or protons) in nuclei pair up to cause superfluidity (or superconductivity) in nuclei.

Sigma Delta Pi names OHIO an honors chapter
The Ohio University chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, the national collegiate Hispanic honor society, was named a 2018 Honor Chapter. Of the 600-plus chapters nationwide, only nine chapters were selected this year.

Food Studies and OHIO Student Farm host Ghanaian scholars
The Food Studies theme recently hosted a delegation of faculty and graduate students from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana at the OHIO Student Farm.

University community notified of temporary closure to portion of East State St. and alternate travel routes
University community notified of temporary closure to portion of East State St., alternate routes

Aug 14, 2018
OHIO President Nellis meets with Ironton, Proctorville business and industry leaders
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis met with local business leaders to discuss industry, education, healthcare and more during an August 10 roundtable luncheon on Ohio University’s Southern Campus.

President Nellis visits Eastern Campus, meets with St. Clairsville business and industry leaders
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis met with area business leaders to discuss local economic development, education and opportunities for improving community relationships during an August 13 roundtable luncheon on Ohio University’s Eastern Campus.

Reusable To-Go Container Program in place for fall semester 2018
Beginning Thursday, Aug. 23, customers may purchase a green Reusable To-Go Container from any checker stand in the three residential Dining Courts. Containers have a one-time cost of $5. Customers who don't participate in the Reusable To-Go Container program can eat in the Dining Court or purchase a single-use compostable box for $0.50.

Faculty heads project to create a place and time for open dialogues
As a way to encourage a culture of open dialogue, Sarah Davis is creating a place and time for people to engage in face-to-face communication. She hopes to better bridge the University with the surrounding community.

NIH funds faculty research on how obesity leads to heart disease
A faculty researcher at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is one of the leaders of a new NIH-funded project to explore a chemical pathway by which changes in fat metabolism brought on by human obesity can lead to cardiovascular disease.

Aug 15, 2018
Meet July Classified Employee of the Month Ruth Blickle
Blickle, an administrative associate for the Air Force and Army ROTC programs, likes Agatha Christie movies and books, Cape Cod vacations and red Lamborghinis. Find out more about her here.

What students, parents and guests need to know about Bobcat Welcome Week
The Athens Campus will be bustling with activity during Welcome Week. This information is designed to assist in helping make the move-in experience as smooth as possible.

Annual Football Media Day was Aug. 10
The press conference took place on the second floor of Peden Stadium, where select coaches and players also had a chance to talk with the media. Check it out here.

New Moving and Surplus website is live
The new Moving and Surplus website is live in the new Web CMS, as of August 13. An added feature to this site is a news feed, which will include important Moving and Surplus updates.

Recreation students improve staff retention for Outdoor Adventure Center in North Carolina
In Fall 2016, several Patton College of Education students worked with Nantahala Outdoor Center to improve its staff retention. To that end, the students proposed a quality solution that was so good, NOC implemented the solution this year.

Aug 16, 2018
iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 17-23, 2018
This week's schedule features Public Telescope Nights in The Ridges, orientation for transfer students and Bobcat Welcome Week events. Check out this week's calendar here.

President’s Convocation will welcome first-year students to campus Aug. 26
This year’s Convocation will utilize the new video screens in the Convo to employ multimedia programming, including the use of video messages and a cellphone light activity to energize students as they prepare to start classes the following day. The event aims to entertain, inform, excite and plant the earliest seeds of Bobcat Pride.

Two Ohio University programs receive ‘2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM’ award
Two Ohio University programs have received the 2018 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the largest and oldest diversity and inclusion publication in higher education.

Nominations open for 2018 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
Nominations open for 2018 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

Aug 17, 2018
OHIO alumna finds success in the world of public relations
Relevance International founder and CEO Suzanne Rosnowski, a 2001 graduate of Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has built one of the fastest-growing independently owned public relations firms.

Research Division announces fall 2018 funding and workshops
Research Division announces fall 2018 funding and workshops

Athens City Comprehensive Plan online surveys available
The City of Athens has launched a series of online surveys to collect additional public feedback and input for the city’s comprehensive plan.

OHIO faculty and staff encouraged to plan for increased parking activity, traffic during Bobcat Move-In 2018
University faculty and staff are asked to remain aware of the potential for increased campus traffic and parking lot activity as OHIO students begin to officially return to campus this week. The majority of students are scheduled to return to campus between Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 26.

Institute gives high school students hands-on look at legal system
More than 40 alumni and guest speakers brought high school students in the Summer Law & Trial Institute face-to-face with legal issues from today's headlines—and even a mock trial.

What to expect when your OHIO password expires
OHIO is implementing an annual password change requirement. Expiration notices will only appear inside the OHIO login page. If you receive an email about an expired password, it is a scam.