Compass Archives

Sep 3, 2013
Positive enrollment provides employees with 1 percent salary pool
The president has just announced the approval of an additional 1 percent salary pool for both faculty and staff as a result of the positive enrollment outcomes we are experiencing this year.

Robinson bringing a dose of comedy to Homecoming Week
The Craig Robinson Comedy Show is scheduled for 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium as part of the Homecoming Week festivities.

Alumnus lends a helping hand to Ohio University Southern undergraduates
Thanks to the generosity of the W.F. Dickens Family Scholarship, an additional opportunity to fund the education of Ohio University Southern Campus students is available to those pursuing an undergraduate degree in the hard sciences or majoring in business or accounting.

University mourns death of first-year student
Ohio University mourns the death of first-year student Michael P. Robinson, 18, who died unexpectedly in Atkinson Hall on Saturday, Aug. 31.

The Promise Lives Campaign grows to $426 million with the help of OHIO’s faculty and staff
This past March, OHIO launched The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign to demonstrate the collective strength of OHIO’s employees and to promote Ohio University as an institution that fosters what Vice President for Advancement J. Bryan Benchoff calls “a culture of philanthropy.” In fiscal 2013, “1,519 OHIO employees gave back to the University, totaling more than $786,363 in support,” Benchoff said.

Men's Basketball releases schedule
The Ohio University men’s basketball team announced its 2013-14 schedule Tuesday, which features 14 games against teams that qualified for postseason play.

OHIO student aviators to benefit from bridge agreement with regional airline
Officials from Dayton-based PSA Airlines and Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology have signed a bridge agreement that will increase employment opportunities for aviation flight students and secure a consistent recruiting pipeline for the airline.

Eng + Science Hall of Fame to induct Eminent Scholar Sunggyu K.B. Lee
Big ideas in chemical engineering, such as clean coal, mobile water treatment, and biodegradable plastics are the daily work of great minds in the field -- and our world’s hope, some might say, for a sustainable future.

Cell biology conference invites students, postdocs to register for free event
Cell biology conference invites students, postdocs to register for free event

Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
The University will test its text messaging, emergency page, email, Facebook, Twitter, outdoor notification, and CATVision emergency notification systems on Sept. 6.

Sep 4, 2013
Television program now recorded monthly at Ohio University Lancaster Campus [VIDEO]
A television show is now being recorded once a month at Ohio University Lancaster. The show, Fairfield Today, is put together by Innerphase Video. The Lancaster video production company travels the area and shoots the weekly show at different locations with different hosts.

Astrophysicist Douglas Clowe is on the hunt for dark matter
The scientist probes the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy to learn more about the past and future of the universe.

Building taking shape at Walter Fieldhouse site [PHOTO ESSAY]
The steel erection process is taking place on the construction site of Ohio University’s future Walter Fieldhouse. Crews with Turner Construction Company began placing the pre-engineered steel beams Friday, Aug. 23. The project is scheduled to last approximately five months.

OHIO Partners with the American Cancer Society for prevention study
The Ohio University community is invited to participate in a historic study that aims to finish the fight against cancer.

Sep 5, 2013
Chillicothe Campus off to strong start in 2013-14
Dean Tuck addresses campus during annual fall meeting

Ohio University to offer new Alumni MasterCard® beginning this fall
Beginning today, Ohio University alumni and friends can begin submitting applications for the new Ohio University Alumni MasterCard®. Once Ohio University alumni and friends apply for the Alumni MasterCard®, they will be afforded the opportunity to earn points in correlation for every dollar spent.

Move-In recycling efforts yield high recovery rate
Ohio University’s Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan is off to a strong start this year, with recent numbers showing a rate of approximately 95 percent of all cardboard and packing material used during Move-in Weekend recovered.

Finalists for new OIT faculty tech director to present at open forums Sep 9 - Oct 14
Faculty, staff and students are invited to participate in the hiring process for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology & research.

Open Forum: faculty tech director finalist Greg Kessler, Sep 9
Greg Kessler, finalist for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology and research position, will present at an open forum at 1pm in Alden 319 on Sep 9.

Interfaith Peace Walk to celebrate religious diversity, common goals
UCM will host its third annual Interfaith Peace Walk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Counseling and Psychological Services to show off renovated offices Sept. 10
Counseling and Psychological Services will host an open house to show off the new renovations to its Hudson Hall offices from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10.

OHIO community gets first look at new branding commercials
University Communications and Marketing premiered the four commercials and a trailer created for the new "it's you" branding campaign during an event held Wednesday afternoon in Baker University Center Theatre.

Phi Kappa Tau summer reunion in Athens
On July 18, the men of Beta Chapter returned to the rolling hills of southeastern Ohio, home of their alma mater, Ohio University, where they gathered for a summer reunion.

Sep 6, 2013
Bobcat Essentials opening online bookstore
Bobcat Essentials (4th Floor, Baker University Center) recently expanded its on-campus services by opening an online bookstore with the help of MBS Direct, a strategic partner and nationally recognized textbook distributor.

Great job Eileen Ashworth!
Meet Eileen Ashworth, the August Classifed Employee of the Month.

College of Business students gain international experiences during summer Global Consulting Program
College of Business students traveled to one of nine countries over the summer to take part in the Global Consulting Program.

Sep 8, 2013
Science Café discussion to address dangers of prescription drugs
Millions of people use prescription drugs daily to cure their various illnesses, but do they consider the detrimental effects these drugs could pose to their health after years of use? Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Janet Duerr will answer this question in her Science Café discussion titled "Genes: Are we just big, smart worms?" on Sept. 11.

Sep 9, 2013
Ohio University breaks ground at new medical school campus in Dublin
Nearly 100 Ohio University supporters gathered on this bright, crisp morning to mark the beginning of yearlong renovations to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s new central Ohio campus. Watch a video from the event.

OHIO’s 1804 Fund awards 15 new research and community outreach initiatives
The Ohio University Foundation Board’s 1804 Fund committee has awarded $265,475 for faculty research and graduate student research projects and $215,475 to 11 projects for undergraduate learning for the 2013 academic year. The 1804 Fund fosters innovation and collaboration across disciplines. The fund supports projects that focus on excellence in undergraduate education, faculty research and graduate studies and supports the University's core mission of "maintaining, strengthening, and enhancing a learning-centered community."

University to host annual Majors Fair Sept. 17
The annual Majors Fair is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Printing Services to host promotional products showcase
Ohio University Printing Services will highlight many of its on-campus promotional options during a Promotional Products Showcase event later this month.

Fourteenth class of Ohio University Engineering Ambassadors initiated
A group of engineering and technology students at Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology rose extra early Thursday to line up and receive their pins from Dean Dennis Irwin, formally inducting them into the Karol A. and Joann Ondick Engineering Ambassadors Program for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Voinovich  School Welcomes New Students
Ohio University students and faculty celebrated the uniqueness of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs during the school's Welcome Reception in Walter Hall Rotunda on Wednesday, Sept. 4.<br /><br />In his remarks, special guest Congressman Steve Stivers (R-15) described the Voinovich School as not just a "think tank," but a "do tank."

President updates Congressman Steve Stivers on University happenings
Ohio U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers visited the Athens Campus on Sept. 4 to chat with President Roderick J. McDavis and greet the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs faculty, staff and students.

Fire alarm testing set for Sept. 10 in Baker University Center
Alarms will sound in Baker Center during the test between 7 a.m. and 8 a.m.

Check out the latest news from Ohio University Press
As Ohio University Press settled into a new office space over the summer months, the naming of a new director in July was another big event. Here's some other big news from the office.

Chemistry fraternity shows the science behind "Harry Potter" potions
Children and families packed the the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery as Alpha Chi Sigma chemistry students brought some of Harry Potter’s magic potions to life.

Sep 10, 2013
Top tips for backing up your data
Follow these easy steps to ensure you don't lose data to hard drive crashes, malware infections and accidental deletions.

Six startup companies emerge from Ohio University’s digital media accelerator
Six startup companies founded by students and alumni of Ohio University and West Virginia University emerged from an Ohio University summer entrepreneurship program aimed at keeping business and technology talent in the state of Ohio.

Patton College unveils new website
The past few years have been a time of change and growth for The Patton College of Education. The latest change is the college's refreshed and renovated website.

Clippinger Laboratories now open
Ohio University Environmental Health and Safety has cleared the Clippinger Laboratories.

Sep 11, 2013
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington remembers 9.11.01
September 11, 2001 was a day that changed the lives of all Americans. But, Mike Blythe experienced the terrorist attacks 12 years ago differently than others because he was working for the Department of Defense at the time.

West Green, Ridges buildings may experience warmer than normal temperatures
Due to equipment issues and warm temperatures outside, buildings on West Green and The Ridges may experience warmer than usual interior temperatures.

OUPD taking proactive approach to event security on campus
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers says his department is taking a proactive approach to event security to ensure the public remains as safe as possible during large gatherings, such as home football games.

Latest national ranking reinforces commitment to excellence
Ohio University has once again retained its spot as a Tier 1 institution, according to the latest college edition of U.S. News & World Report.

Human rights expert to lecture at OHIO on Constitution Day
In celebration of Constitution Day, Bert Lockwood will deliver a lecture titled, “U.S. Constitution and International Human Rights Law” at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in Scripps Hall’s Anderson Auditorium.

Energy reduction needed today
As a part of the Demand Response program that Ohio University has entered into with Energy Connect, a reduction in electrical power is needed today, Sept. 11, from 1:45 to 8 p.m.

Guidelines released for 1 percent salary pool
The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Vice President for Finance and Administration have released the guidelines established for the 1 percent salary pool recently approved by the Board of Trustees.

Study Abroad Fair is Sept. 16
The Office of Education Abroad will be hosting the Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Venture Café to focus on student entrepreneurs Sept. 17
The topic at the next Venture Café will be student entrepreneurs at Ohio University. The discussion will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 in Baker University Center 240.

Open Forum: faculty tech director finalist Mike Lafreniere, Sep 16
Mike Lafreniere, finalist for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology and research position, will present an open forum Sep 16 at 1 p.m.

Chillicothe Campus' artistic vision and campus news
This week's news blog stories include Darren Baker's vision for the art galleries and more

Sep 12, 2013
Zanesville Campus to participate in It Can Wait campaign
Ohio University Zanesville will be hosting a program at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Elson Hall Auditorium to encourage residents to take the pledge to not text while driving.

Sep 13, 2013
Fall Parents Weekend is Sept. 20-22
Ohio University will welcome Bobcat parents back to campus for Fall Parents Weekend, Sept. 20-22. The weekend gives parents the opportunity to visit their student's new home and experience first-hand what it’s like to be a Bobcat.

Tranformational Leadership workshop is Sept. 19
On Thursday, Sept. 19, a workshop on Transformational Leadership will be presented in Baker Center Ballroom A. It is a follow-up to inclusion and accessibility work that was started on April 13, 2012, with a Vision Day event and a Planning Day Event in November.

Cafe Conversation on surveillance society is Sept. 18
Gilliom, a professor of political science and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences will present "The Death of Big Brother and the Rise of the Surveillance Society," during the next Café Conversation at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18

Sep 16, 2013
Artist Melissa Haviland explores female conventions in prints, installations, and performances
When artist Melissa Haviland decided to capture the act of breaking seven entire sets of fine china on film, some of the crew members on the shoot cringed at the demise of so many delicate plates and teacups. The rest? They were cheering on the destruction.

Faculty and Staff Resource Fair 2013 set for October
Registration is now open for Ohio University employees interested in attending the annual Faculty and Staff Resource Fair set for Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Athens community to raise awareness with 'Challenged by Choice'
Members of the Athens and Ohio University communities will have the opportunity to experience living life with a disability through the annual event, "Challenged by Choice," which will take place from noon to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

Black Alumni Reunion Preview: Black Owned Business Owners Networking Reception
Participants in this year’s Ohio University Alumni Association’s Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) weekend are invited to attend the Black Owned Business Owners Networking Reception in the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium Lobby from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m on Friday, September 27. To register for this and other BAR events, visit

New networked software install options for centrally managed PCs
OIT is changing the process for installing software over the network on centrally managed PCs.  If your PC is missing any critical Windows updates, it might reboot when those updates get applied.

OHIO art and design talent garners three prestigious awards
Alumni and select Ohio Today staff recognized in design association's 2013 competition

Interfaith Peace Walk encourages peace and collaboration
The Sept. 11 Interfaith Peace Walk called people of all races and faith traditions to extend the sentiment of "Peace be with you" to one another and to the world.

Alumnus’ legacy of learning inspires giving from alumni and friends
Alumni and friends of Brian McIntyre, who died of cancer in May 2012, established The Brian McIntyre Memorial Fund to provide urban high school students with funding to attend the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s High School Journalism Workshop.

Second Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon Honors Clarence Page
Pulitzer-prize winning journalist and Ohio University alumnus Clarence Page was the man of the hour at the Second Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon on September 12.  This ceremony, honored OU alumni active in public service to the nation.  President Roderick McDavis hosted the event on behalf of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment to host fall energy workshop
The Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment (CE3) at the Ohio University Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs will host its fall energy and emissions event on Friday, September 27 at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches film and speaker series Sept. 18
The Ohio University Common Experience Project on Sustainability launches its film series at the downtown Athena Cinema at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Admission is free.

Dr. Connie Esmond-Kiger receives Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
The OHIO College of Business is proud to announce Dr. Esmond-Kiger's recognition by Beta Alpha Psi as Outstanding Faculty Advisor

Sep 17, 2013
Lancaster Campus student to try out of 2016 Olympic team
20-year-old Kelsey Taylor is spending her first semester at Ohio University Lancaster like most other students, going to class, studying and taking tests. But, the biggest test of Taylor's life is still ahead. She plans to try out for the U.S. Olympic Archery team and hopes to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Kick off the year right with Ohio University Women's Club
The Ohio University Women's Club is excited to open their 77th year of operation with a chance to socialize with members and have some fun. The OUWC Fall Kick-OFF will take place on Sept. 26.

Jenkins and Wargo named to new positions
The opening of fall semester at Ohio University brought with it two new transplants to the LGBT and Women's centers, as well as to the Survivor Advocacy Program on campus.

Sep 18, 2013
Lancaster Campus sets new enrollment record
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has set another enrollment record this fall. Nearly 2600 students are taking classes this semester. Preliminary numbers from Ohio University's Office of Institutional Research indicate that Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington is up 15 students from the end of last fall semester.

Chillicothe Campus Success Center earns its name
Center is integral part of campus' student success and retention efforts, and more news from OU-C

A Space in Time: Works by Donald Roberts opens Friday
A Space in Time: Works by Donald Roberts exhibit opens Friday, Sept. 20 at the Kennedy Museum of Art in Lin Hall in the Ohio University Ridges. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 5.

Women's Basketball announces 2013-14 schedule
A matchup against Final Four participant Louisville and a tournament in Puerto Rico highlight the 2013-14 women's basketball schedule.

Volleyball ranked No. 24 in AVCA Coaches Poll
The OHIO volleyball team is No. 24 in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll.

Career and Internship Fair is Sept. 24
The Career and Leadership Development Center will host its biannual Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Parents Weekend breakfast buffet is Saturday
A Parents Weekend breakfast buffet will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Students seek career opportunities at Majors Fair
More than 1,300 Ohio University students attended the Majors Fair on Sept. 17 to learn about their major, minor and certificate options.

Sep 19, 2013
Open Forum: faculty tech director finalist Haomin Wang, Sep 23
Haomin Wang, finalist for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology and research position, will present at an open forum at 1pm in Alden 319 on Sep 23.

Regional campuses embrace new brand position
After convening at a Regional Campus Brand Summit last fall, the collaborative work of 15 individuals appointed by Regional Campus Deans worked to establish a more consistent approach to how each regional campus conveys the Ohio University experience.

For Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, meet three OHIO fellows
It's national Postdoctoral Appreciation Week, a time when universities across the country recognize the contributions that postdoctoral fellows make to the research enterprise.

Job seekers "pin" hopes on Career and Leadership Development Center's board
The Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) is hard at work expanding their approach to reaching a new generation of tech-savvy young leaders.

University's participation in Demand Response reduction yields relief for electric grid
On a day when the city of Detroit experienced power outages because of generation capacity issues in the Eastern Electric Grid, Ohio University participated in an Emergency Demand Reduction Initiative.

President updates campus community on Ridges Advisory Commitee
On Thursday, Sept. 19, President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following message to the Athens Campus community to update them on The Ridges Advisory Committee.

Save a life by donating at upcoming blood drive
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic of Medicine chapter of the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the Family Medicine Club will host the annual Fall American Red Cross blood drive on Monday, Sept. 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Grosvenor Hall 113. If you last gave before July 29, you are eligible to donate again.

Sep 20, 2013
Community agency and OHIO students team up to raise awareness of human trafficking
The Athens County Child Advocacy Center and an OHIO student organization plan to host End Slavery Week from Nov.4-7.

OHIO Libraries presents exhibit in honor of Black Alumni Reunion
On Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28, Ohio University Libraries presents "I Feel Good: A Soulful Stroll Down Memory Lane," a special archives display organized in honor of the Black Alumni Reunion.

Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Carl H. Walker
On Sept. 28 OHIO Libraries will host a conversation with author Carl H. Walker. The topic is his book, “Soulful Bobcats: Experiences of African American Students at Ohio University during the 1950s."

Dinosaurs in 3D: Science Café brings T. rex to life Sept. 25
Dinosaurs are fascinating animals that have important stories to tell, but the fossils we have are only part of the tale, according to Ohio University dinosaur expert Lawrence Witmer.

Voinovich School Reappoints Voinovich Faculty Fellow
Dr. DeLysa Burnier, professor of political science in Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences, has been reappointed the Voinovich Faculty Fellow in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University. Voinovich School Fellows are chosen for their outstanding contributions to public service and business, and for their leadership in State and national affairs.<br /><br />As the Voinovich Faculty Fellow, Burnier has been crucial in the use and promotion of the Voinovich Collections Archives which houses photographs, legal opinions, legislative bills, correspondence, and many other exceptional and distinctive resources at the Vernon R. Alden Library. The goal of the Voinovich Collection Archives is to bring together the three archival collections, Mayor of Cleveland, Governor of Ohio, and United States Senator office documents into an integrated and searchable digital collection.<br />

Sep 23, 2013
Athens natives bringing College Town Film Festival to hometown
Athens High School graduates Matthew Jordan and Eric Zudak are bringing the College Town Film Festival to their hometown and Ohio University Oct. 2-5.

The Steady Push for International Human Rights
If it had signed international human rights treaties in the 20th century, “the United States would be a more generous nation today,” said Bert B. Lockwood on Constitution Day.

Process to develop new science building shared with University community
What began as a project to consider renovations to Clippinger Laboratories has become an effort to define the parameters for a new building.

DNA Barcoding of Medicinal Plants to Help Prevent Misidentification
What would happen if a Pakistani consumer thought she was buying chamomile to help her sleep or hyssop to help with a cough, but instead the herbs were misidentified? A faculty member and a postdoc alum turn to barcoding plants.

Why Study Food? Theme Tackles Globalization, Science, Technology, Social Progress
Food Studies is one of the new undergraduate Curricular Themes being developed in the College of Arts & Sciences. Themes involve interdisciplinary investigation into 21st century issues and problems.

Jellison Explores WWII Poster Girls in Wartime Propaganda
Pin-up girls or women embodying FDR’s Four Freedoms worth fighting for—World War II poster girls had little control in propaganda, said Dr. Katherine Jellison,

Law, Justice & Culture Students meet local legal community
The inaugural cohort of students in the Law, Justice & Culture Certificate program mingled with local attorneys, judges and faculty at a reception sponsored by the Center for Law, Justice & Culture on Sept. 16.

Writers Harvest to benefit Ohio Food Bank, Sept. 24
The Creative Writing program presents Writers Harvest—a benefit for hunger relief—on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

First-year student amasses more than 900,000 followers on Vine
First-year student Logan Paul has more than 900,000 followers on Vine and for his next Vine project is soliciting the help of his fellow Bobcats.

Students Invited to Participate in the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge
Have an idea for an amazing clean energy business but need some help getting started? Ohio University students are invited to participate in the 2014 Ohio Clean Energy Challenge.  This Challenge, sponsored by the Department of Energy and the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio (UCEAO), is a clean energy business pitch competition for students across the state and the nation.

Finance Department chair’s gift gives students access to real-world financial tools
The Finance Computer Resource Support Fund is designed to give students meaningful, real world finance experience, the fund supports the purchase of various financial research resources, which include FactSet and Bloomberg Terminals.

Fluctuating seasonal temperatures affecting interior temperatures in Athens Campus buildings
At this time, Ohio University is not on full heating mode. This means that the steam has not been turned on to all of the buildings on campus.

Parents Weekend brings Bobcat families together
Parents of Ohio University students visited the Athens Campus this past weekend to celebrate the first family weekend of the academic year.

Committee seeks honorary degree nominations
The following message was sent by the Honorary Degree committee chair to the University community seeking nominations for the honor.

Sep 24, 2013
Comedian retires to take part in 60+ program on Lancaster Campus
Jerry Snider will be 62 years old next month and is celebrating by taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster. Snider is part of the 60+ program where seniors can take college courses free of charge.

How Mark Twain created the concept of a branded comic persona that could generate publicity and profit
Mark Twain was the first American author-celebrity to blaze the trail of "branding" himself and his work, writes Judith Yaross Lee, a professor of communication studies, in her book Twain's Brand.

Two Ohio University colleges host Consul General of Canada
Consul General Roy Norton discusses US trade with Canada

Detailed instructions for submitting an event to the OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE).

Presidential Teacher Award nominations close Sept. 27
Nominations for the 2014 Presidential Teacher Award close Friday, Sept. 27, at 5 p.m.

OHIO rises to disability awareness challenge
Several members of the Ohio University community participated in the Athens City Commission on Disabilities’ “Challenged by Choice” event on Sept. 19.

OHIO employees share reasons for joining cancer prevention study
Two local women with Ohio University ties will participate in the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study-3 beginning this October.

Healthy Ohio wellness initiative pays employees for participation
For the sixth consecutive year, the Healthy Ohio wellness initiative is conducting free health screenings for Ohio University staff members and their spouses/partners through WellWorks.

Emergency water main shut off forces library closure
Alden Library will be closed Sept. 25 from 1:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Soulful Bobcats book being launched at Black Alumni Reunion
A new book tells the personal stories of 18 Ohio University black alumni who experienced campus life at the cusp of the Civil Rights era.

Multicultural Art Gallery showcases elements of blackness
The Ohio University Multicultural Center is featuring an exhibit appealing to black consciousness with pieces from students, alumni, and staff. The "Black Synesthesia" art exhibit runs through Sept. 30.

Sep 25, 2013
Scholarship gifts help future Chillicothe Campus students
Area individuals demonstrate spirit of 'paying forward' and other news from campus

Event showcases range of clinical, science research at Heritage College
Potential treatments for complications from diabetes, the possible impact of the Affordable Care Act on physician repayment for Medicaid, and progress in combating the spread of Chagas Disease in Ecuador are just a few of the current health-related topics that will be covered at the 12th annual Research Day at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Campus and community members are invited to attend the event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26, on the bricks in Irvine Hall.

Associated Press editor to speak at OHIO
Kathleen Carroll, senior vice president and executive editor for the Associated Press, will speak at Baker Center Theater on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m.

Allen Student Help Center assists faculty with at-risk students
Faculty members who are dealing with at-risk students now have a resource to help them, the Allen Student Help Center.

Canal Winchester artist to showcase humor at Lancaster Campus art gallery [SLIDESHOW]
She calls her artwork a quirky take on social commentary and landscapes. Margaret Eriksen’s artwork will be on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts in Ohio University Lancaster’s Brasee Hall from October 2 to December 15.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Oct. 17, 24, 31 and Nov. 7 and 14. The location will be on or near campus.

Sep 26, 2013
Electronic waste cabinets available
Campus Recycling has 11 cabinets available to be sited within departments.

Classified Service Awards honors workers for service
More that 150 Ohio University classified employees were honored in the Baker University Center Ballroom during the 44th annual Classified Service Awards on Sept. 25.

Open Forum: faculty tech director finalist Karl Aldag, Sep 30
Karl Aldag, finalist for OIT's new executive director for instructional technology and research position, will present at an open forum at 1pm in Alden 319 on Sep 30.

Email quota increase for graduate students
OIT has doubled graduate student Exchange email quotas to 512 MB. No action is needed to access the additional space - the change is automatic.

Sep 27, 2013
How Richard Nixon’s famous "Checkers" speech set the tone for decades of conservative rhetoric
A book by historian Kevin Mattson examines the former president's campaign speech and its lasting impact on U.S. politics.

First-year engineering and technology students capture college welcome on Instagram
Bringing together a sense of community and social media savvy, more than 200 first-year students at the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology documented their formal welcome into the college: a team scavenger hunt complete with college trivia, an honor code signing and a math mindbender as the teams used Instagram and hashtags to capture the journey.

How much snot does a T Rex sneeze?
Dinosaur expert Larry Witmer brought out the green slime as an encore at his standing-room-only Science Café presentation on Sept. 25.

Climate Change: Forests and the ‘Missing Carbon Sink’
As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) prepares to announce its Fifth Assessment Report from Working Group I on Friday, Sept. 27, in Stockholm, researchers continue to test hypotheses that help shape the climate change picture.

Nature Article on Light-bending Helices Reaches 100 Citations
Nature Article on Light-bending Helices Reaches 100 Citations

‘You’re Not Going to Break Bach… Experiment!’
For two weeks this summer in Arcata, California, I shared a love for an instrument whose mere existence is unknown to most.

President McDavis to head new state higher education commission
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich today announced Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will head the newly formed Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission 2.0.

Women’s Center presents brown bag lunch and learn series
The Ohio University Women’s Center is holding a brown bag lunch and learn series at noon every Thursday through Dec. 5. in Baker University Center 403.

Daniel Hernandez Jr. to discuss growing up poor, gay and Hispanic
Author Daniel Hernandez Jr. will talk at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2 in the Baker University Center Theatre about his difficult journey overcoming discrimination in language, ethnicity, poverty and sexual orientation and why he loves being an American.

Common Experience Project hosts author Janisse Ray Oct. 7
The Common Experience Project on Sustainability will sponsor a discussion with author Janisse Ray at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7 in Walter Hall 235.

Speech, Hearing and Language Clinic to offer free hearing tests and Demo Days
The Ohio University Hearing, Speech and Language Clinic will provide free opportunities for hearing improvement from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Nov. 22 in Grover Center W174.

Summer work-study students gave back to local community
While many of their classmates left campus behind for the summer, some Ohio University students stayed in Athens in order to work for local organizations as part of a community work-study program.