Compass Archives

Sep 2, 2014
University community invited to "Your Passport to The OHIO Guarantee" event
Ohio University is preparing to switch to an innovative tuition and fee structure beginning in fall 2015 and as part of those preparations, the University community is invited to an interactive workshop designed to answer basic questions about this new structure, named The OHIO Guarantee.

Lancaster Campus offers new weekly workshops for future teachers
Education professors and the Ohio Student Education Association at OUL are working to make sure that teacher candidates on campus are prepared for the real world upon graduation. That is why they are holding a weekly professional development workshop for education majors called “So You Think You Can Teach?”

Welcome back event to feature food, fun and a mechanical surfboard
New and returning Bobcats are invited to celebrate the start of another great year at Ohio University at “Welcome Back to Paradise,” which will be held Thursday, Sept. 4, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at South Beach on South Green.

Limited edition Koller “Winter at Ohio University” prints now available
Koller’s tribute to Appalachia and her honorary alma mater Ohio University takes form in “Winter at Ohio University,” the second installment in a four-part series, with each painting depicting a season on the College Green. Limited edition prints of the work are now available to the public for purchase at The Bobcat Store. All proceeds from the sales will support the Appalachian Scholars program, a merit and need-based scholarship program for graduates of Appalachian Ohio high schools.

First Multicultural Student Expo a hit
the first Ohio University Multicultural Student Expo took place on Thursday, Aug. 28. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion event attracted more than 700 multicultural students, faculty and staff.

Sep 3, 2014
OHIO partners with Zipcar to offer car sharing
Today Ohio University is launching a new partnership with Zipcar, Inc., the world’s leading car sharing network, to offer a Zipcar car sharing program for the University community.

Ribbon-cutting set for OU-C emergency training center
Project is true campus-community partnership and other news from the Chillicothe Campus

Former Lancaster Campus student honored with Fairfield County Emerging Athena award
A former Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student has been recognized for her work helping those with developmental disabilities in the region.  Rachel Berens was honored with the Emerging Athena award at a Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce dinner last week.

Hands-on course gives Heritage College students a head start in clinical training
When it comes to suturing a cut, performing a spinal tap or filling out an electronic health record, a medical student can learn only so much from reading and observation. That’s why all physicians-in-training entering their third year at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine must complete an intensive, hands-on course that engages them in more than a dozen common clinical procedures, from scrubbing for surgery to splinting a limb.

OUPD receives funding for K-9
The Ohio University Police Department will soon have its first K-9 that’s trained to detect explosives, and will be available should the need for a bomb detection dog arise throughout the region.

Park Place closed Sept. 4-5
Park Place will be closed on Sept. 4 and 5 for construction purposes in support of the Ohio University Lindley Hall project

Zanesville Campus to celebrate Constitution Day with speaker from Chillicothe Campus
In honor of Constitution Day, John O’Keefe, assistant professor of history from Ohio University’s Chillicothe Campus, will speak Thursday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium on the Zanesville Campus.

Emergency communication systems to be tested Friday
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems around noon on Friday, Sept. 5. The University will test emergency communication through text messaging, outdoor notification system, CATVision, email and a new emergency notification tool, Alertus Desktop.

Ensure event-planning success with helpful tips
The start of a new academic year often signals a flurry of activities and events on Ohio University’s Athens Campus. To ensure events you may plan for your unit, organization or group go off without a hitch, OHIO Event Services has prepared a handy checklist with step-by-step instructions and important contact information to ensure success for your gatherings.

Faculty, staff meal plan options now available for 2014-2015
Ohio University faculty and staff can purchase a meal plan for the upcoming school year.

International Education Week competition to award winning team overseas travel
Ohio University is gearing up for International Education Week, which this year will include a Global Health Case Competition that will award the winning team an overseas trip to participate in a global health experience.

Center to host leadership series for first-year students
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center encourages all first-year students to engage in leadership development by participating in its Foundations Leadership Experience Program.

Sep 4, 2014
Email upgrade: Five Catmail features you should know about
OIT will resume the faculty and staff email upgrade on Sept 20. Here are five important features of the new system you won't want to miss.

Healthy OHIO program celebrates seven years with Fitbit giveaway
Ohio University’s WellWorks is celebrating 7 years of the popular Healthy OHIO screening program again this year, and will reward participants with a Fitbit device to track their activity and wellness.

Lancaster Campus Testing Center earns national recognition
The Testing Center at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus was recently awarded Test Center Certification by the National College Testing Association (NCTA).  The OUL Testing Center is one of the few test centers in the U.S. and Canada to have completed this intensive certification process.

University Communications and Marketing earns more national awards
Ohio University Communications and Marketing continues to be internationally recognized for its outstanding work. In the past two years, UCM staffers have won at least 10 national industry awards from professional organizations in the communications field.

Cardboard collection well underway for world record-breaking Cardboard Castle event
As thousands of students moved into Ohio University residence halls during Move-In Weekend Aug. 21 to 24, an estimated 26 tons of cardboard were collected around campus.

OHIO response to Marzec ALS video
Ohio University has issued the following statement regarding the Student Senate president’s response to President Roderick J. McDavis’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge:

Greenfield Memorial scheduled for September 21
As the Greenfield family awaits confirmation from the Arlington National Cemetery for a formal burial date with full honors, they have organized a memorial tribute to Arlene Greenfield’s life and legacy on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014—a date that would have been her 65th birthday.

OU Fifth Annual World Music and Dance Festival Slated for Oct. 6-11
This year the World Music and Dance Festival and Global Excursions Concert switches from the Spring Semester to Fall Semester and will focus on the theme of "Celebrating Diversity at OU”.

A Review of Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble’s “Grounded”
The Brick Monkey Theatre Ensemble is proud to present “Grounded”, a new play by Cleveland-based playwright George Brant that tackles the overwhelming disparity between love and war.

Engineering dean named president elect of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Dennis Irwin, dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, has been named president elect of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.

How to find fellowships, grants and internships with Pivot, Sept. 10 and 11
How to find fellowships, grants and internships with Pivot, Sept. 10 and 11

Bobcat Depot features tech gurus, apparel, online textbook ordering
The newly designed and renovated Bobcat Depot located on the ground floor of Baker University Center offers faculty, staff and students a new way to meet all their technology, book, and apparel needs this fall.

Presidential Teacher Award nominations accepted through Sept. 8
Students, faculty, and alumni from all Ohio University campuses are welcome to nominate a tenured, full-time faculty member from any campus for the prestigious Presidential Teacher Award.

President McDavis calls for civility following video
In a message sent to the University community Thursday, Sept. 4, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis called for civility in conversations following a video released by the OHIO Student Senate president.

Sep 5, 2014
Bike path traffic detoured at Mill Street construction
Mill Street access to the bike path is currently under construction, and pedestrians and cyclists utilizing the bike path will be detoured.

Meet the August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Merry Walters, an administrative assistant at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. She is the August Classified Employee of the Month.

Meeting serves as guide to getting book published
Ohio University Press is pleased to announce its first informational session on scholarly publishing for the 2014–2015 academic year.

Annual Bobcat Blackout football game is Nov. 18
The Ohio University Sports Administration Program and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will host the fourth annual Bobcat Blackout football game on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at Peden Stadium.

Sep 7, 2014
Keepsakes from History: The Libraries’ Special Collections
University Libraries' Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections includes notable collections from Ohio University alumnae Jeanette Grasselli Brown and Lynn Johnson.

Performing Arts, Concert Series bringing Broadway, comedy, music and more to Athens Campus
The 2014-15 Performing Arts and Concert Series kicks off this week and continues through the spring, bringing everything from Broadway performances and comedy routines to acrobatics and music from at home and abroad to Ohio University and Athens.

United Campus Ministry to host Interfaith Peace Walk Sept. 11
The Interfaith Peace Walk promotes peace and unity. The event will take place on Thursday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m., and is organized by the Better Together organization at Ohio University within United Campus Ministry.

Sep 8, 2014
Bobcat Depot now taking pre-orders for Adobe Creative Cloud
The university has reached an agreement with Adobe to provide Creative Cloud to employees and graduate appointees at a discounted rate.  The Bobcat Depot currently is accepting pre-orders for the service.

Lancaster Campus websites now optimized for mobile
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s websites are now optimized for mobile use on your smartphone or tablet. The mobile-friendly site will help students, faculty, and staff who use their mobile devices to complete work navigate the site more easily.

Printing Services to host exclusive Promotional Products Showcase
Ohio University Printing Services will highlight many of its on-campus promotional options during a Promotional Products Showcase event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Spring Schedule of Classes now available
The Schedule of Classes, which includes course offerings, is now available for spring semester and can be found on the Office of the University Registrar website.

Monica Burdick kicks off 2014-15 Science Café series with stem cell discussion
Monica Burdick kicks off 2014-15 Science Café series with stem cell discussion

Black Student Business Caucus offers all students networking, entrepreneurial activities
The first workshop in a series designed to foster professional relationships and create networking opportunities for students, entrepreneurs and business consultants is meeting 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Baker University Center’s Maggie Davis room.

Majors Fair 2014 is Sept. 17
Current and prospective students can get help with this decision by attending the annual Majors Fair, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 17.

Sunday Family Art Encounters begin Sept. 14
Sunday Family Art Encounters is a new drop-in program for children and adults to engage in shared creative activities. They are free and open to the public.

OHIO Promotional Items Now Available Through BobcatBUY
ASW Global Promotional items are now available online through BobcatBUY.

OHIO paleontologists discover new species of titanosaurian dinosaur in Tanzania
Graduate student Eric Gorscak is lead author on a study describing the rare find of a sauropod dinosaur skeleton from Africa

Sep 9, 2014
Students say 'Thank You' for Walter Fieldhouse donor support
Student representatives from Intercollegiate Athletics, Campus Recreation, Academics, Army ROTC and others gathered to say “Thank You” to donors during the dedication of Walter Fieldhouse on Aug. 25.

Heritage College has major presence at historic AOA assembly
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine were named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association during an annual meeting of AOA’s House of Delegates in Chicago. As one of the appointments made by incoming AOA president Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., was named to a two-year term as chair of AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools.

Two OUPD officers join criminal investigation unit
Two officers at the Ohio University Police Department have joined the criminal investigation unit, which is tasked with solving complex crimes that range from theft, burglary, sexual assault, illegal drugs, Internet crimes, and crimes involving analysis of financial records.

Mda's New Novel Begins at Athens Farmers Market
Rachel's Blue, a new novel by Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor of Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction and Ohio University alum, was released in August. This time Mda sets his scene very close to home—at the Farmer's Market in Athens and in nearby Rome Township.

Singh on a Fulbright-Nehru Award to India
Dr. Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University, is on a Fulbright-Nehru Award at the University of Delhi in India this academic year.

'Challenges in Teaching' Faculty Learning Community seeks applicants
The "Challenges in Teaching" Faculty Learning Community is open to tenure-track, recently-tenured, and Group II faculty. Applications are due by Oct. 1.

Critical Resistance to Mass Incarceration Series begins with Ferguson, Sept. 11
The first Critical Resistance event of the year will be a Students for Law, Justice & Culture-coordinated faculty panel discussion on the recent Ferguson protests on Thursday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. in Athena 212.

Wealth & Poverty: 'A New Social Theory of Poverty,' Sept. 12
The 2014-15 Wealth & Poverty Speaker Series presents Dr. Lakshman Yapa on "A New Social Theory of Poverty" on Friday, Sept. 12, at 3:30 p.m., followed by Q&A, in Baker Theater.

Chillicothe Campus sets strategic plans
OU-C focuses on student success, Constitution Day event features local news professionals and more news

Sep 10, 2014
Lancaster Campus to mark Patriot Day and Constitution Day
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will mark Patriot Day and Constitution Day with events on campus.  Patriot Day is September 11 and marks the anniversary of the day terrorists hi-jacked several airplanes and crashed them into the World Trade Center in New York City and at the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Constitution Day is a federal observance that recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. It is observed on September 17, the day the U.S. Constitutional Convention signed the Constitution in 1787 in Philadelphia.

OHIO rises in recent US News & World Report ranking
Ohio University’s standing among national universities, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, has increased from last year, moving from 135th overall to 129th.

Kennedy Art Museum parking changes underway
Parking Lots 200 and 201 across from The Kennedy Museum of Art at The Ridges will soon be converted to multiple-use parking for faculty, staff, and students, with additional spaces available for visitors during the day.

'Barbie Falls on Hard Times' set for Ohio University Womens Center
The Ohio University Women's Center will host the exhibit "Barbie Falls on Hard Times, The Sequel," from Sept. 13 to Oct. 10.

Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway
Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway

Faculty panel discussion to address Ferguson, Mo. protests
Ohio University's Students for Law, Justice & Culture have coordinated a faculty panel discussion on the recent Ferguson, Mo. protests, which will be held at 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11, in Athena 212.

Ohio University Women's Club kicks off fun Sept. 17
The Ohio University Women's Club will open its 2014-15 season next week with fun, camaraderie and the opportunity to make new connections in the University and local community. The OUWC Fall Kick-Off will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17

First Cultural Conversation event is Sept. 16
Ohio University's Office for Diversity and Inclusion will host the inaugural Cultural Conversation from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. The importance of diversity is the topic.

Center providing students career development programs all semester
The Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting the Fall Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 23-24, "Prepare for the Fair" workshops beginning Sept. 15, and other programs throughout fall semester.

Sep 11, 2014
Discover opportunities to explore the world at Monday’s Study Abroad Fair
This Monday, Sept. 15, the Office of Education Abroad will be hosting its annual Study Abroad Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Paschal Younge launches 2014-15 Café Conversations with African music presentation
Younge will launch the 2014-15 Café Conversation series with "African Music, A Big Bowl of Salad: The Interdisciplinarity of the Musical Art of Ghana" at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17 in the Ohio University Baker Center Front Room.

Emerald Ash Borer hits Lancaster Campus
About 20 ash trees will be removed from the Ohio University Lancaster North Parking Lot on Friday and Saturday.  The trees need to be removed because they have been affected by the Emerald Ash Borer.

Word on the Street: Goals
Fall semester at Ohio University is underway and students are determined to succeed more than ever before. By taking advantage of tutoring assistance at the library, attending classes every day, and staying on top of their assigned work, Bobcats are already laying the foundation for an outstanding 2014–2015 school year.

Email upgrade: Work begins Sep 20 to make free/busy calendar times visible across both systems
On Sep 20, OIT will enable a hybrid Exchange/Catmail server that will allow users of both systems to see each other's free/busy calendar times.

University Human Resources issues official list of holiday observance dates
As indicated in Ohio University’s Policy and Procedure 41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates.

Zanesville Campus Chaplin expert instrumental in celebrating 100 years of Chaplin
Lisa Stein-Haven, associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, has been selected as the keynote speaker at three-day Charlie Chaplin celebration held in Bologna, Italy

Athena Cinema Receives $8,500 Science on Screen Grant
The Athena Cinema announced this week that they have been awarded an $8,500 Science on Screen grant to produce four Science on Screen events for the 2014-15 year.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Omar Movil of the Center for Electrochemical Engineering Research
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

A statement from members of Student Senate and Alpha Epsilon Pi
A statement from members of Student Senate and Alpha Epsilon Pi

Sep 12, 2014
OHIO Farmers Market returns for fall semester
The Ohio University Mini Farmers Market returns to the Athens Campus and will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Friday throughout September and October at Howard Park.

Lancaster Campus Women’s Studies lecturer hopes NFL domestic violence scandal creates awareness
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies lecturer hopes the very public domestic violence scandal involving former Baltimore Ravens Football Player Ray Rice and the NFL will start a long-term national discussion on an issue that needs attention.

President McDavis releases statement on student efforts to promote healing; peaceful dialogue
President Roderick J. McDavis sent this message to the University community on Sept. 12, 2014.

New scholarship established by three Athens native siblings
A love of learning and a childhood spent engaging with the culture and diversity of Athens, Ohio, were the most important gifts the parents of Brent and Chip Howard and Rebecca Spainhoward gave to them. To honor their parents for this fulfilling childhood, the siblings established The Lowell B. and Jeanetta T. Howard Memorial Scholarship at Ohio University.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Lana Oweidat of the Department of English
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

Fall into Bobcat Fashion with the Bobcat Store
Fall into Bobcat Fashion with the Bobcat Store

Sep 13, 2014
Community Service Volunteer Fair to be held Sept. 16
The Campus Involvement Center’s Community Engagement program will be hosting the OHIO Community Service Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, outside the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

UPC to host “A Taste of Athens” Sept. 19
“A Taste of Athens” will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at South Beach on South Green. The event is free and open to all Ohio University students.

Sep 14, 2014
Leadership and Advocacy Summit to be held Sunday, Sept. 21
The Patton College of Education will be host the fifth annual Leadership and Advocacy Summit: Be the Change! event from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21, in Nelson Commons 146.

Community Connections: The Center Day Shuffle
The Patton College will host the second annual Center Day Shuffle on Wednesday, Sept. 17, in the Grover Center Atrium from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All students, faculty and administrators are encouraged to attend.

Students attend summer religious diversity program
United Campus Ministry gave eight Ohio University undergraduates the opportunity to participate in an Interfaith Leadership Institute through their Better Together organization this summer.

Sep 15, 2014
Delegation from Ridges Master Planning Committee travels to Traverse City
Select members of The Ridges Master Plan Committee traveled to Michigan to visit a revitalized former Kirkbride facility similar to The Ridges.

Eastern Campus spikers ready to defend crown
The Ohio University Eastern Lady Panthers captured the school's initial Ohio Regional Campus state volleyball title in 2013 and are looking to do so again this year.

OHIO faculty, staff transform into student personas for OHIO Guarantee learning event
Faculty and staff who often serve as the cornerstone of student learning at Ohio University took full advantage of an opportunity to further educate their students about the new OHIO Guarantee by participating in a creative event designed to be as unique as each of the students they advise.

Ninth annual Scripps Day to offer new internship funding opportunity
Scripps Day will take place Oct. 14 and will feature a new opportunity for Scripps College of Communication students to compete to become Scripps’ Next Top Intern, a designation that carries a $3,500 stipend. Applications are due Sept. 19.

Food and nutrition sciences celebrates 100th anniversary
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of food and nutrition sciences, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting keynote speaker Lori Sigrist, who will lead an interactive workshop that will explore leadership and ethics on a personal level.

Open forums for central calendar upgrade announced
The Ohio University community is invited to attend two open forums to evaluate calendar solutions for the OHIO Calendar of University Events. The open forums will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23 and Wednesday, Sept. 24.

OHIO Sustainability Summit starts Sept. 16
Ohio University will be at the forefront of sustainability initiatives next week as it hosts an innovative Sustainability Summit on the Athens campus, featuring twelve different colleges and universities across Ohio in an effort to educate, collaborate and learn from each other about different sustainability efforts underway across the state.

University employees should update demographic information
Ohio University is required to update employee demographic reporting related to both disability and veteran status.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Vasily Eremenko of the Department of Physics and Astronomy
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 15-19, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

OUPD conversation about Ferguson, Mo. rescheduled
The Ohio University Police Department's scheduled conversation with student organizations to discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo. has been rescheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 2.

Students gather at Athena for discussion about Ferguson, Mo.
Ohio University students filled the Athena theater on Thursday, Sept. 11 to hear faculty members from the Center for Law, Justice and Culture talk about recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

Sep 16, 2014
Pop culture art exhibit opens this week on Lancaster Campus
Art, featuring pop culture icons like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol, is hanging in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts for the next couple of months as part of the latest exhibit.  The exhibit by Lancaster’s own Wayne Williams is a compilation of Williams’ work in the area of pop culture art.

Stabilization package approved to protect Ridges buildings
A request for funding to help stabilize and protect several buildings at The Ridges at Ohio University has received approval from the Capital Funding & Priorities Committee (CF&

Black Student Business Caucus gathers students, professionals to discuss entrepreneurship
Interactions between student clubs and working professionals are sometimes difficult to organize, but not for the Black Student Business Caucus (BSBC).

University Libraries hosting 'Fire to iPhone' exhibit
The exhibit is being presented by the College of Arts and Sciences to introduce a new group of themed classes titled “Fire to iPhone: The Technological Human.”

Sep 17, 2014
Study Abroad Info Sessions September 18 on Lancaster Campus
Students at Ohio University Lancaster are getting the opportunity to learn about how to make their dreams of studying abroad a reality. Education Abroad and Competitive Awards Info Sessions are being held throughout the day on Thursday, September 18 in Brasee Hall on the Lancaster Campus. The sessions are sponsored by Ohio University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Office of Education Abroad, Global Health Initiatives, and Information and Educational Technology. Representatives from the Athens Campus will be on hand to answer questions.

Heritage College leads the way in teaching primary care
Last year, the Heritage College launched its “Introduction to Primary Care” course for first-year students, and college researchers have completed a soon-to-be-published study on its impact.

How to opt-in for text messages [VIDEO]
In a few short steps, you can opt-in to receive text notifications from the Ohio University Libraries. If you decide that you no longer want them, you can opt-out at any time.

Red foxes finding homes in Bobcat Nation
Since the beginning of the year, three female red foxes and their kits have been spotted on and around the Athens Campus.

Frontiers of Science to host philosopher Arthur Fine on Sept. 22
Ohio University's Frontiers of Science series will host Arthur Fine, a philosopher of science who specializes in Albert Einstein, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22.

Heritage College dean named to chair national accreditation commission
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine haven been named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association.

Libraries’ bicentennial book wins international award
University Libraries’ book, “200 Years of Shared Discovery: The Bicentennial of Ohio University Libraries,” was recently named a silver award winner in the Council for Advancement and Support of Education's 2014 Circle of Excellence Awards Program In-house Print Publication category.

Patton College holding ‘Why is Public Education Important?’ video contest
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education is sponsoring a “Why is Public Education Important?" video contest that is open to all current Ohio University students.

Interfaith Peace Walk celebrates similarities instead of differences
The Better Together organization within United Campus Ministries at Ohio University hosted its fourth annual Interfaith Peace Walk on Thursday, Sept. 11 in an effort to spread the message of peace among all faiths.

Sook family lays groundwork for new academic center
Ohio University announced today a fundraising campaign for a new state-of-the-art academic center, which will be located in the north end zone of Peden Stadium. The Ohio University Foundation received a lead gift commitment of $2.25 million from Perry and Sandy Sook in support of this project.

Popular science movie 'Particle Fever' returns to Athena Sept. 23
The Athena Cinema will host an encore screening of the popular science film "Particle Fever" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23. Nuclear physicists David Ingram and Justin Frantz will introduce the film and conduct a short Q&A following the screening.

Instructional innovation survey continues through September 22
Faculty members have until September 22 to complete an instructional innovation survey that was sent by email on Sunday, September 7.

Sep 18, 2014
Chillicothe Campus holds topical discussions
Constitution Day and Diversity Discussions spark dialogue among campus and local community members

Workshops: How to access funding from 1804 Fund, Konneker Fund Sept. 23 and 24
Workshops: How to access funding from 1804 Fund, Konneker Fund Sept. 23 and 24

Branding OHIO this fall
All of the marketing efforts initiated and supported by UCM are meant to create first and lasting impressions of the brand to a wide array of stakeholders.

Submissions being accepted for International Education Week photo contest
The Office of Education Abroad is holding its annual photo contest in conjunction with International Education Week. This year’s theme is “What does international education mean to me?” and entries are due by Oct. 17.

Process used to investigate, adjudicate reports of student-to-student sexual misconduct revised
Ohio University has revised the process it applies when investigating and adjudicating reports of alleged student-to-student sexual misconduct, relationship violence and stalking.

Relationship between diversity, success among topics at first Cultural Conversation
Diversity is a key component in most successful companies, including colleges and universities. That was the key message relayed to the audience during the inaugural Cultural Conversation on Sept. 16 in the Baker University Center.

Executive Vice President and Provost sends message regarding observance of religious holidays
The following is a message about the observance of religious holidays and religious expression at Ohio University.

Sep 19, 2014
Constitution Day: 'Some Notes on the Constitution and Sexual Violence' on Sept. 24
The Center for Law, Justice & Culture welcomes Ohio University Constitution Day speaker Marc Spindelman on "Some Notes on the Constitution and Sexual Violence" on Weds., Sept. 24, at 2 p.m. in Baker Theater.

Joan Mace receives Award of Achievement for Contribution to Aviation
Joan Mace, former and first woman chair of the Department of Aviation, was recently presented the Award of Achievement for Contribution to Aviation from the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots.

Annual Fall Fest at West 82 Sept. 24
Culinary Services will host a special Fall Fest event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at West 82 Food Court in Baker University Center.

University adds undergraduate energy engineering program
Ohio University has added a new bachelor of science degree program in energy engineering to begin in fall 2014. Applications are being accepted.

OHIO welcomes parents to campus Sept. 26-28
Ohio University's Parents Weekend kicks off Friday, Sept. 26, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 28, with many activities planned.

Cranes at Alden Library necessary to replace air handlers
The University is replacing two air handling units in Alden Library, which will result in interruptions and closures to pedestrian traffic at various times.

Ohio University Eastern receives 1804 grant to support sciences
Ohio University's Eastern Campus has been awarded an 1804 grant to support the purchase of new equipment for its organic chemistry lab.

Alumni honor father and distinguished professor with gift to OHIO
Dwight “Chip” and Carol Mutchler, who both graduated in 1958 with degrees in economics and fine arts, respectively, have donated his parents’ former home to Ohio University through the Ohio University Foundation in honor of Chip Mutchler’s late father.

Circus, zoo coming to Athens Campus
“Cirque de OHIO” will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, on South Green’s South Beach. The event is free and open to all OHIO students.

University issues non-discrimination policy reminder
As part of a regular outreach effort, the Office for Institutional Equity would like to remind the campus community that it has a variety of resources to address questions or concerns about discrimination or harassment.

Majors Fair draws more than 1,000 students to Baker Ballroom
The 12th annual Ohio University Majors Fair attracted more than 1,000 Ohio University and high schools students to Baker University Center Ballroom on Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Sep 21, 2014
Zanesville students learn about study abroad opportunities
Pramod Kanwar, professor of mathematics, and Sheida Shirvani, academic division coordinator and professor of communication studies, organized a study abroad information session at Ohio University Zanesville recently.

Academic technology professionals host training at Zanesville Campus
Nine Ohio University Zanesville faculty members took part in a hands-on training to enhance the teaching experience. Facilitated by the Academic Technology Department within the Office of Information Technology at Ohio University, participants were introduced to 12 principles of multimedia learning considered best practices.

Southern Campus welcomes new dean with Woodstock celebration
Ohio University Southern students, staff and faculty recently celebrated the campus' new dean, Nicole Pennington, by throwing a “Woodstock Revisited” affair.

Sep 22, 2014
Lancaster Campus hosts college fair this week
It feels like school just started, but it’s already time for high school students to start thinking about the next step. The Lancaster City/Fairfield County College Fair will be held September 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Brasee Hall Gym at OUL.

Macbook thefts on rise: How to protect yours
Your Mac may be the Apple of someone else’s eye. These simple steps can help keep your Macbook where it belongs.

LGBT Center schedules a full slate of events this fall
Ohio University's center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender has a schedule full of speakers, parties and informal discussion panels to allow students and faculty to get involved this semester.

Science Café presents a climate change conversation with Ryan Fogt Sept. 24
During the café, Fogt will discuss the differences between climate modeling and weather forecasting, the human influence on the climate and how climate models are wrong but still useful.

Multicultural Center Art Gallery kicks off exhibition series with iPhone photography
The Multicultural Center Art Gallery has begun its 2014-15 exhibition presentations beginning with a solo exhibit titled "ORDINARY LIFE." It features the photography of artist Kari Gunter-Seymour.

Writers Harvest to benefit Ohio Food Banks
Ohio University's Creative Writing Program will present Writers Harvest, a benefit for hunger relief, on Tuesday, Sept. 23.

Women's Center seeks to educate and empower women through fall programs
The Ohio University Women's Center offers females on campus and in the community diverse programming each week to address specific needs and concerns. Their international women's coffee hours and brown bag lunch and learns allow women the opportunity for campus involvement.

The Ohio University Foundation 1804 Fund awards 2014 recipients
This year, the Grants and Funding Committee of The Ohio University Foundation has awarded $359,415 from the 1804 Fund to invest in 6 new graduate/faculty research initiatives and 12 undergraduate learning proposals.

OHIO hosts first Sustainability Summit
Ohio University hosted an innovative two-day Sustainability Summit on the Athens Campus on Sept. 16 and 17 that allowed 12 different colleges and universities across Ohio to collaborate and learn about each other’s sustainability efforts and challenges across the state.

NASA leader imparts leadership advice to Russ College students
NASA’s John Connolly spoke to a group of engineering and technology students Thursday about the obstacles engineers must face to see their ideas become reality.

Mary Beth Tinker, student free-speech advocate, to visit Athens
Mary Beth Tinker, one of the plaintiffs in the precedential lawsuit Tinker v. Des Moines, will speak about the lawsuit that established free-speech rights for students in schools on Sept. 25.

Emerita professor combats negative stereotypes of singles
Bojinka Bishop, an OHIO associate professor emerita of public relations, has a new mission in life – to combat the negative image of singles. More than half of the adult population in the U.S. is single.

Ridges Advisory Committee meeting, public forum scheduled for Oct. 1
Two separate events scheduled for Oct. 1 will each focus on future uses of the buildings and land located at The Ridges at Ohio University.

Lancaster Campus student lounge undergoing renovation
Students may notice a few changes going on in The Zone this week. The changes mark the beginning of a renovation project to offer more dining options to our students.

Sep 23, 2014
Scholars program for first-year women to begin member selection process
Ohio University’s first women’s scholars program encourages all female first-year students interested in becoming engaged, confident and connected leaders on campus to attend one of the upcoming Margaret Boyd Scholars information sessions.

Sep 24, 2014
Lancaster Campus professor and poet to lead Chautauqua Songwriting Workshop
Lancaster Campus professor and poet to lead Chautauqua Songwriting Workshop

Study Abroad Fair highlights opportunities for international experience
Representatives from more than 50 Ohio University and affiliate programs attended the Sept. 15 Study Abroad Fair where they answered students’ questions and offered them guidance on opportunities to study, intern, teach, work or volunteer at locations around the globe.

Campus parking permit holders will not be towed this Halloween
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services will not tow cars during this year's Halloween celebration due to safety concerns.

Concert series welcomes Ingrid Michaelson with special guest Rogue Valley
The Ohio University Concert Series announces the addition of Ingrid Michaelson with special guest Rogue Valley on Thursday, Nov. 13, at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

OHIO prepares for 2015-2016 accreditation
To prepare for the next accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission in 2015-2016, Ohio University is working with an independent consultant who is completing a mock visit to help the University uncover its strengths and opportunities for improvement.

Ohio University Eastern grad receives fellowship at Purdue University
Ohio University Eastern graduate Wes Bishop has started PhD studies in American history at Purdue University on a Ross Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship.

Women staffers take Columbus ALS Walk for loved ones
Ohio University employees Tracy Galway and Tina Lenigar individually recently became involved in raising money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis after loved ones became affected by the disease.

WOUB-TV installs emergency generators as part of new emergency network
Emergency generators are being installed at WOUB-TV transmitters and will allow both Athens' and Cambridge’s TV transmitters to stay on the air in the event of a commercial power outage.

Two debuts in Ohio University Press summertime news
Books from two new series - the Andy Hayes Mystery series and Biographies for Young Readers - highlighted activities at Ohio University Press over the summer months

Multicultural Center to host several cultural awareness events this fall
Ohio University's Multicultural Center is offering a multitude of events for students and staff to increase awareness of African American, Hispanic/Latino American, Asian American, and Native American cultures on campus.

Humanitarian Enrique Morones to give Hispanic Heritage Month talk Oct. 1
Humanitarian Enrique Morones will speak will speak on the atrocities regarding Mexican children who have crossed into the U.S. and the truth behind immigration policy debates and the people who conduct them on Oct. 1.

Chillicothe Campus students show their creativity
Publication highlights writing and creative expression while building sense of learning community

Sep 25, 2014
Archaeologist to speak on Lancaster Campus about climate change research
Scientists and researchers all over the world are talking about climate change and how it will impact our lives. An environmental archaeologist who grew up in Lancaster and will be speaking at Ohio University Lancaster next month believes she knows one thing we need to do to deal with climate change because she is studying how another culture dealt with the same issue.

Security tips: Using the cloud securely
Keep these tips in mind when you consider using a cloud provider to store your personal files and data.

Program at Ping Center offers parents a day off, night out
For the first time ever, the Ping Employee Relations Club is offering a program designed to lend a helping hand to busy parents while raising funds for the club. The Parents’ Night Out program is being held from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, while the Parents’ Day Off program is being offered from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.

Printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. addresses civil rights in new exhibition
Printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. engaged his Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art audience by taking them behind the curtain of his "Lyrics of My People" exhibition.

Word on the Street - Favorites [VIDEO]
Despite bringing schoolwork and cooler temperatures, students welcome the fall season as it means coming back to Athens and seeing old friends.

OHIO named Military Friendly School® for fourth consecutive year
Ohio University has been named a 2015 Military Friendly School® for the fourth consecutive year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Innovation Center announces fall open house dates for 3D printer
OHIO students, faculty and staff, as well as community members, can learn about how to use the 3D printer for research, creative work and entrepreneurial activities.

Proctorville Center welcomes crowd for community education seminar
More than 100 people attended a community education seminar on the benefits of the Paleo Diet, presented by Dr. Jane Kurucz, at Ohio University's Proctorville Center.

Faculty receive Presidential Teacher Awards
Ten faculty members were honored Wednesday afternoon as recipients of the Presidential Teacher Award, which recognizes full-time tenured faculty who consistently inspire students and colleagues through academic excellence inside and outside the classroom.

Post-secondary student gains research experience in physics
Gabriela Popa, assistant professor of physics at Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus, encourages her students to take the classroom experience and build on the knowledge gained through research opportunities at the students’ comfort level.

Employees to receive letters, emails about COMP 2014 Project
Letters will be provided to 1,900 classified non-bargaining unit and administrative employees in the next few days that contain detailed information about the Compensation 2014 Project and how it will directly affect them. Hard copy letters will be distributed within the planning units, followed by an email version on Oct. 2.

Alumni in federal government gather at Washington D.C. event to honor outstanding service to the U.S.
Ohio University alumni gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. September 18 to reconnect with each other and OU officials and to honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.<br /><br />The annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon brings together Bobcats who hold positions serving the U.S. government. The event, which is in its third year, includes the presentation of the Outstanding Federal Government Alumni Award. This year’s honor went to 1990 alumna Lt. Col. Gretchen Dietrich.<br />

Panel discussion on Ebola epidemic set for Sept. 26
A panel discussion that focuses on the Ebola epidemic will be held at 4 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26 in Bentley Hall Room 124.

Sep 28, 2014
OHIO welcomes new class of Cutler Scholars
The Ohio University Manasseh Cutler Scholars Program welcomes eight new recipients of the prestigious four-year undergraduate scholarship.

Student organizations to compete in Homecoming service project
During Homecoming Week, Ohio University’s Student Alumni Board and its Campus Involvement Center will be hosting Pack the Pantry, a canned food drive benefitting the Athens County Food Pantry.

Sep 29, 2014
Inside/Outside talk with artist Peter Heidtmann is Oct. 2
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art will host a Inside/Outside talk by artist Peter Heidtmann at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2.

Passport to The OHIO Guarantee event to be held Oct. 7
The second event in a three-date offering to help educate the Ohio University community about the new tuition and fee structure, The OHIO Guarantee, will be held Tuesday, Oct. 7 from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall rotunda. The event is open to all members of the University community – faculty, staff and students.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Lancaster Economic Development Director R. Michael Pettit
R. Michael Pettit took the road less traveled when he graduated from Sheridan High School in Somerset in 1974.  He didn’t go straight to college, he signed up for the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service, Pettit got married, started a family and then started taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster.  It’s funny how life works sometimes because Pettit’s trip down the road less traveled led him to a career where a road was named after him.

Mechanical Engineering seniors win fourth national assistive design competition
For the fourth time in six years, an Ohio University mechanical engineering senior design team has won first prize in the Ability One Design Challenge, a competition to design devices or systems to increase employment opportunities for workers with disabilities.

OHIO offices to show Homecoming spirit with decorating contest
In an effort to get Ohio University students, faculty and staff in the spirit of Homecoming, the Campus Involvement Center and the Alumni Association are encouraging all University offices to decorate their space as part of the 2014 “Paint the Office Green” decorating contest.

Classified employees to be honored for service on Oct. 2
Ohio University's Classified Senate will host its annual Service Awards event from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

OUPD hosts active shooter training sessions for community
The Ohio University Police Department is hosting two active shooter training sessions for community members

Community BBQ with law enforcement set for Sept. 30
The Athens Police Department and Ohio University Police Department, with the help of the Joint Police Advisory Council, are sponsoring a community barbecue on Sept. 30 at the intersection of South Court Street and Park Place.

Induction of new Emeriti Association members
Thirty-two members of the OHIO community were granted emeritus or emerita status by the Ohio University Board of Trustees at its June meeting, and 13 of these attended the Emeriti Association’s September 18 meeting for the formal induction program.

Culinary Services’ Steam Station Café now open in the West Union Street Office Center
Grabbing a fresh coffee, snack, sandwich or salad just became a little easier for Ohio University employees and students near the West Union Street Office Center.

WATH 970 AM to host University leaders on morning radio show
Various Ohio University officials, including President Roderick J. McDavis, will discuss the latest happenings at the University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM throughout the 2014-15 academic year.

Last chance to help shape the CUE
All members of the University community are invited to complete a survey and share their opinions on which vendor should be used for the OHIO Calendar of University Events upgrade.

Quad Rugby fundraising event set for Saturday, Oct. 4
Wheelchairs and rugby might not be an obvious connection to many sports fans, but for members of the Buckeye Blitz quad rugby team, it is a part of daily life.

No classes on Reading Day on Oct. 3
Ohio University students can count on Reading Day on Friday, Oct. 3 to give them a break from classes and a chance to prepare for mid-term assessments and assignments.

OHIO Discovery Day gets underway Saturday
Campus tours will seem larger than usual this Saturday, Oct. 4, as Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective students and their families to this fall’s first OHIO Discovery Day.

Latest campus crime statistics available online
The annual security compliance document is available on the Ohio University Police Department website.

Dabelko, Conca create fifth edition of Green Planet Blues
International environmental politics are constantly changing, and even experts sometimes struggle to keep up with the latest developments. Since its first publication in 1995, however, "Green Planet Blues: Critical Perspectives on Global Environmental Politics" has been a foundational resource for understanding the scope of environmental issues.

Constitution Day speaker lectures on sexual violence and law
The OHIO Center for Law, Justice & Culture recently hosted Marc Spindelman, the Isadore and Ida Topper Professor of Law at Ohio State University, for a public lecture in recognition of Constitution Day.

NIH awards more than $3 million to fund Heritage College health research
In the past two months, the National Institutes of Health have awarded more than $3 million to researchers at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The funding will support the health-related studies of five college scientists.