Compass Archives

Sep 1, 2015
Wealth & Poverty theme begins with 'Focus on Africa' in September
The Wealth & Poverty theme begins with a special series focused on inequalities in sub-Saharan Africa from Sept. 17-24.

Constitution Day: 'Citizens United/Citizens Divided,' Sept. 10
Ohio University's Constitution Day 2015 lecture features Dr. Carol Greenhouse discussing "Citizens United/Citizens Divided" on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 5 p.m. in Baker Theater.

What Does the Future Hold? film series kicks off in September
The Knowing the Future theme goes to the movies with the "What Does the Future Hold?" film series on four Tuesdays this fall.

Costa Lecture: Black Power movement in age of Obama and #BlackLivesMatter, Sept. 10
Dr. Peniel Joseph, Professor of History at Tufts University, delivers the 38th Annual Costa Lecture in History on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m., in the Galbreath Chapel.

Food Studies Theme kicks off fall 2015 at Paw Paw Festival
Join the Food Studies theme at the 17th annual Paw Paw Festival, Sept. 11-13 to celebrate local foods and the vibrant food heritage of Athens, OH. Visit their tent and tune in for appearances by Dr. Paul Patton and Dr. Eric Lemay.

Writers Harvest: Local authors and food drive, Sept. 15
Three renowned local writers read from their work at Writers Harvest, a benefit reading hosted by Ohio University’s Creative Writing program, on Tuesday, Sept. 15, in the Walter Hall Rotunda, with a reception following in the lobby outside the theater.

Ohio University Mock Trial Team holding tryouts; register by Sept. 9
The Ohio University Mock Trial Team is holding tryouts on Wednesday, Sept. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. In order to tryout, interested students must sign up with Mock Trial Recruitment Director Sierra Causey no later than Sept. 9, 2015, at 5 p.m.

Food Studies theme book club reads 'Fresh: A Perishable History,' Sept. 10
The Food Studies theme Book Club holds its first meeting on Fall 2015 on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5-6 p.m. in Alden 301U in the third-floor Faculty Commons. The club is reading Fresh: A Perishable History by Susanne Freidberg

Black Farm fest salutes Chillicothe Campus partnership
Upcoming event captures the clout of collaboration

Heritage College, Dublin, program lets high school students try health care on for size
A new program offered at the Heritage College, Dublin, gives promising high school students a chance to see what it's like to work in a wide range of health professions.

Researchers study how former inmates start a new life in Southeast Ohio
Ohio University faculty members Solveig Spjeldnes and Lesli Johnson studied the impact of the Ohio Rural Recidivism Reduction Project.

University to close for Labor Day
Ohio University will be closed Monday, September 7, in observance of the national Labor Day holiday. The closure impacts all campuses and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. Administrative offices will be closed and classes will not meet.

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. 4.

Sep 2, 2015
There’s a new major in town: Business Analytics
Do you like statistics? Does predicting trends using data excite you? Are you looking to develop critical business skills? If so, check out the new Business Analytics co-major.

10 reasons to become a Business Bobcat (told by real students)
10 reasons to become a Business Bobcat (told by real students)

Ohio University celebrates summer sustainability accomplishments
As Ohio University students, faculty and staff settle back into the rhythm of a new academic year, University officials are celebrating many sustainability-related accomplishments that took place in the past four months.

Sep 3, 2015
Free screening of “Creative Abundance” to be held on Sept. 10
There will be a free public screening of the documentary film “Creative Abundance” on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Schoonover Auditorium.

Ohio University Southern recognizes retiring faculty and staff
On Aug. 31, colleagues and family members gathered to honor retiring Ohio University Southern staff in the Vern G. Riffe Mains Rotunda.

Professors recognized with Presidential Teacher Award
Each year, a handful of professors at Ohio University are selected to receive the Presidential Teacher Award. On Monday, Aug. 31, two professors were recognized as recipients: Bob Klein and Tresa Randall.

Administrators answer questions about new preferred names policy at brown bag
Ohio University hosted a lunchtime brown bag on Tuesday to answer questions about its new policy titled, "12.021: Student Names." The new policy allows students to choose a preferred name and/or gender pronoun for self-identification.

Multicultural Student Expo continues to flourish in second year
he second annual Multicultural Expo was held on Aug. 27 in the Baker University Center Ballroom. It brought nearly 800 students and more than 40 organizations together.

Sep 4, 2015
‘Paint and sip’ to raise money for Dayton alumni chapter scholarship
Alumni in the Dayton, OH area will gather for a special cherry blossom-themed “paint and sip” fundraiser from 1 to 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 26 at Centerville’s Raise Your Brush Studio, to support the Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Dayton Chapter Scholarship Fund.

Advocacy and Leadership Summit provides community with advocacy and leadership skills
The Patton College of Education will host its annual Advocacy and Leadership Summit on Sunday, Sept. 20 at Nelson Commons 146.

African American Male Initiative ready to make a difference
Ohio University has officially launched its African American Male Initiative this fall. The goal of this initiative is to improve the matriculation and graduation rates of African American male students.

Interfaith Peace Walk will be held on Friday
Better Together at Ohio University will gather people of all faith traditions and all ethical and philosophical orientations for the fifth annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk.

Common Experience Project on Sustainability is ready for another year
The Common Experience Project on Sustainability is beginning another year of outreach and engagement.

Sep 7, 2015
OHIO Hockey hosting free Green vs. White game, ‘Skate with the ’Cats'
The OHIO Hockey Team will be hosting a free Green vs. White game beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Bird Arena. A free “Skate with the ‘Cats” event will be held immediately following the game.

UPC to host ‘Taste of Athens’ themed Flavor of the Week
Ohio University’s University Program Council will be hosting a “Taste of Athens” themed Flavor of the Week on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Bobcat Student Lounge at Baker University Center.

CLDC hosting free workshops Sept. 14-17 in advance of Career, Internship Fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will be offering "Prepare for the Fair" workshops and events Sept. 14-17 in advance of its bi-annual Career and Internship Fair on Sept. 22-23.

Sep 8, 2015
Ohio University Office of Sustainability hosting bicycle workshop Sept. 10
Faculty, staff, students and community members who make use of bicycles on campus and within the Athens community are invited to attend a workshop Thursday, Sept. 10 at the Silas Bingham House on the corner of Richland Avenue and South Shafer Street focused on safety and theft prevention.

SOUL invites OHIO community to discuss sustainability
Sustainable Ohio University Leaders is excited to announce a series of thought-provoking meetings this semester that will give students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about and discuss relevant sustainability challenges and improvements at Ohio University.

University Human Resources issues reminder about drug-free workplace policies
In compliance with the US Department of Education Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the university must notify faculty and staff annually of its drug and alcohol policies and resources available to those seeking assistance for drug or alcohol issues.

University Human Resources issues memo regarding holidays and winter break closures
As indicated in Ohio University's Policy and Procedure #41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates.

Bobcat Battalion holding 9/11 memorial, stair challenge
The Bobcat Battalion’s Stair Challenge Memorial will begin at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, at Peden Stadium on Ohio University’s Athens Campus.

Boeninger elected president of OACAC
Candace J. Boeninger, assistant vice provost for enrollment management and director of Undergraduate Admissions, has been elected president to the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling.

Chillicothe Campus helps first gen students succeed
Initiatives help students adjust to college, police institute marks 20 years and more news from the Chillicothe Campus

Nominations being accepted for Presidential Teacher Award and The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Nominations for both the Presidential Teacher Award and The Provost’s Award of Excellence in Teaching are now being accepted through Sept. 14.

Sep 9, 2015
Ohio Farmer’s Market set to debut Sept. 11 at a new location
The first Ohio Farmer’s Market of the semester will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11, in Oasis Park, located at the top of Morton Hill on the Athens Campus.

TechGROWTH Ohio Wins Statewide Excellence Award for Outstanding Finance Program
TechGROWTH Ohio was recently awarded the 2015 Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Ohio Financing Roundtable Excellence Award for Program.

Majors Fair is Sept. 16
University College provides students with information and assistance in choosing a major at the annual Majors Fair. This year’s Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 16.

Global Opportunities Fair is Sept. 14
The Office of Global Opportunities will host the Global Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 14 in the Baker Center Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.

Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium registration is underway
Registration for the sixth annual Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium, also known as AppO MaSTRS 6, is underway.

Sep 10, 2015
Get ready for some fourplay in October!
The ninth annual Fourplay! Quad Rugby Tournament will welcome quadriplegic athletes, including the Columbus-based Buckeye Blitz, to Athens October 3rd in a fundraising event for spinal cord injury awareness.

A summer in the dirt, and career plans taking shape
“Are you getting eaten alive? Welcome to Field School,” jokes Zack Matthews, one of Dr. Paul Patton’s interns on site at the Ohio Field School in Archaeology.

Junior loves math, theater and the environment
With dreams of graduate school in biometrics and working for the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Sarah Pinter also finds time for an avocation in theater.

Summer 2015 Ohio Today Online soars
Summer 2015 Ohio Today Online soars

Students celebrate grand opening of new residence halls (VIDEO)
A full day’s worth of festivities celebrating the opening of four new residence halls on Ohio University’s Athens Campus was capped off with an event to welcome Bobcats to this new site designed for both living and learning.

Trade in your old Library Copy Card/Vended Printing Card by Sept. 30
On June 29, Ohio University Libraries implemented a new Guest Printing Card system. Cards issued prior to then no longer work under the new system.

Southern Campus’ Electronic Media to broadcast World Slalom Skateboarding Championship
Ohio University Southern Electronic Media will televise the World Championships of Slalom Skateboarding, sanctioned by the International Slalom Skateboarding Association.

Southern Campus kicks off Brown Bag Concert Series
Ohio University Southern kicked off its annual Brown Bag Concert Series this week with a performance by Chuck Queen and Todd Martin of the band Mothman.

Alumna returns to Ohio to cast new CNBC Show
Alumna returns to Ohio to cast new CNBC Show

What’s a certificate in the College of Business, and who can earn one?
Open to any Ohio University student, College certificates combine academic coursework with applied experiences. They are a great way for non-majors to gain valuable business experience

Office of Career Management expands offerings for the 2015-2016 school year
Wondering what the Office of Career Management, #OCM, and #OCMonday are all about? Hear from the source as the Executive Director, Career Management & Student Services Jen Murphy talks about the College’s Office of Career Management

Sep 11, 2015
Ohio Football and Go Gold Fund partner at Bobcats home opener
the OHIO Football Team will partner with the Go Gold Fund on Sept. 12 at their home opener against Marshall to raise awareness about the fight against childhood cancer.

Two NSF Graduate Research Fellowships awarded for research on brain anatomy and climate change
Catherine Early and Wesley Parker each have received three-year awards from a national program that recognizes outstanding students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics disciplines.

Chen and Drabold receive $500K National Science Foundation grant for materials research
Physicists work on perfecting fast, energy-efficient materials for the next generation of flash memory devices

Black Alumni Reunion Weekend 2016
Black Alumni Reunion Weekend 2016

Supreme Court cases topic of program at Ohio University Zanesville
R. Marc Kantrowitz, former Associate Justice of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, will present “Supreme Court Cases That Have Not Withstood the Test of Time”on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Elson Hall Auditorium at Ohio University Zanesville.

Sep 13, 2015
Football frenzy: How two alumni climbed the NFL ladder
Ohio University’s sports administration alumni Chad Estis and Kevin Abrams talk about their career trajectory, OHIO, and football

'Snapped Cats' captures interesting faces this summer [PHOTOS]
"Snapped Cats" is a Communications and Marketing produced photo essay series that captures some of the interesting faces of people found on or around the beautiful Athens Campus.

Sep 14, 2015
OHIO to welcome parents to campus Sept. 18-20
OHIO will host moms, dads, grandparents and other family members on the Athens Campus from Friday, Sept. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 20.

OHIO, local communities join Bobcat Battalion for 9/11 Stair Challenge Memorial
Ohio University's Army ROTC Program hosted its first-ever Stair Challenge Memorial on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, inviting the entire area to join the battalion’s cadets in running 2,071 steps in Peden Stadium to symbolize the 2,071 steps in one of the World Trade Center’s two towers.

Mechanical engineer Timothy Cyders to discuss 3D printing at Sept. 23 Science Café
Mechanical engineer Timothy Cyders to discuss 3D printing at Sept. 23 Science Café

Annual Community Volunteer Fair to be held Sept. 15 on Athens Campus
Ohio University's Office of Community Engagement will be hosting the Annual Community Volunteer Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, on the patio outside the fourth floor entrance to Baker University Center.

First Scripps College Cookout with the Dean celebrates community, Schoonover Center opening
Hundreds of hungry Ohio University students, faculty, and staff turned out for the free cookout hosted by Dean Scott Titsworth, of the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, at the patio and in the lobby of the newly completed Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

‘Creative Abundance’ screens to packed auditorium
On Thursday, Sept. 10, Schoonover Auditorium had every seat filled, and even had people lining the walls and sitting on the steps for the free screening of the “Creative Abundance” documentary.

Ohio University ranked among the nation’s best colleges for 2016
Ohio University ranked among the nation’s best colleges for 2016

School of Communication Studies to hold Social Change symposium Sept. 15 & 16
The Ohio University School of Communication Studies will host a one-and-a-half day symposium, “Communication and Social Change in the Americas,” featuring six communication scholars from North and South America on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and Wednesday, Sept.16 in Baker University Center.

Zanesville Campus to host Religion and Westward Expansion program
Ohio University Zanesville will host “Religion and the Westward Expansion,” one of the “On the Same Page Muskingum” events, as its kick-off to the 2015-16 Third Thursday Event series. The free program will take place at the Elson Hall Auditorium on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.

Annual Interfaith Peace Walk promotes peace, tolerance and unity
Ohio University students, faculty, staff and community members gathered around the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd for the annual Interfaith Peace Walk sponsored by United Campus Ministries on Friday.

New OHIO CUE submissions to be made in Active Calendar
In order to facilitate the switch to OHIO's new and improved calendar software, the current system must stop accepting new entries. Therefore, all new event submissions will be made in Active Calendar.

Hispanic Heritage Month kick off is Thursday
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15) with music provided by The Trinidaddies from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17 in the Baker University Center Theatre Lounge.

Summer 2015 Ohio Today Online “takes flight”
Ohio Today Online soars this summer—literally. How so? Through the theme of “Taking flight.” The edition, arriving soon, reaches cruising altitude in all sorts of ways!

Sep 15, 2015
Chillicothe Campus' Danielle Cremeans is a 'model' student
OU-C student makes mark in NYC; campus sets strategic direction for year and more news from Chillicothe Campus

A message regarding the Ohio University Ethics Hotline
In February 2006, Ohio University demonstrated its commitment to promoting a culture of ethics and integrity by contracting with EthicsPoint®, a third-party provider located in Portland, Oregon, to manage the Ohio University Ethics Hotline. This hotline is a toll-free anonymous telephone-based system available to all University employees.

Professor lands Fulbright teaching post in Canada
Professor Jennifer Chabot will head to McMaster University in Ontario, Canada this spring to tenure her Fulbright teaching appointment.

Sep 16, 2015
Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month
Classified Senate is seeking nominations for the Classified Employee of the Month Award.

Alumni in federal government gather for D.C. event
Ohio University alumni came together at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 10 to reconnect with University officials and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.

OPIE International Conversation Hours create awareness of other cultures
The Ohio Program of Intensive English hosted an International Conversation Hour on Tuesday, Sept. 8 in the Baker University Center Student Lounge on the first floor.

The inspiration for 'Jerry Maguire' to speak on campus
The Ohio University’s College of Business will host a talk by sports agent Leigh Steinberg at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, in Bentley Hall 140.

Postdoc Spotlight: Meet Lingying Tong of Edison Biotechnology Institute
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 21-15, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

Updated Calendar of University Events launches with new features and improved usability
Ohio University’s central Calendar of University Events (CUE) launched this week with updated operations software designed to provide users with a more streamlined experience and new features.

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 UPDATE
The Alumni Association has received feedback from alumni and friends following the release of the 2016 Black Alumni Reunion dates. The Association is committed to holding events that foster positive connections with our university community and our alumni. Given continued concern that has been shared by this valued group of alumni regarding the selection of a summer date to host the reunion, the Association – in consultation with university leadership – has decided to cancel the July 28-31 reunion dates and to pursue options to host the event in Fall 2016.

Announcing The Chart of Accounts Redesign Project
The COA redesign will impact the entire University and many of its systems. Several approaches are being used to assess the current state and gather input from the campus community.

Southern Campus students roar with Bobcat pride for Spirit Week
Ohio University Southern celebrated Spirit Week in the days leading up to the annual "Battle for the Bell," a long-standing rivalry between Ohio University and Marshall University.

Campus Rec announces extended hours at Ping Center
Ohio University's Ping Center is now open from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to midnight on Saturday.

Expert’s visit focuses on OHIO’s international recruitment, retention strategy
International education expert Daniel Guhr visited campus in late April and led several public seminars related to Ohio University's recruitment and retention strategy for international students.

Campus Rec launching low-cost fitness programs with personalized instruction
Ohio University Campus Recreation is offering two brand-new fitness programs that offer hands-on and individualized instruction that utilizes all areas of the Ping Recreation Center.

Bobcat Battalion hosting free tailgate prior to Sept. 19 football game
Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program, also known as the Bobcat Battalion, invites all OHIO students, faculty and staff to a special tailgate gathering that will be held prior to the kickoff of the Bobcats’ football game on Sept. 19.

Sep 17, 2015
Word on the Street - Favorite Classes [VIDEO]
Makenzie Piatt asks students what classes they are looking forward to this semester in this edition of "Word on the Street."

Southern Campus partners with peers for Tri-State Diversity Conference
Ohio University Southern co-sponsored “Beyond Diversity,” the Second Annual Tri-State Conference on Diversity and Inclusion, with other area colleges, universities and partners.

Voinovich School welcomes students to the new academic year
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs held a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 8. in the Walter Hall Rotunda to honor new and returning students, welcoming them into the coming year.

Candidates for dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions to visit Athens Campus
Three candidates for the permanent appointment of dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions will interview on the Athens Campus next week.

Visit your old residence hall during Homecoming 2015
Take a walk down memory lane and tour your old residence hall at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 during this year’s Homecoming Week 2015.

Patton College students help prepare Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery for exhibit
Patton College of Education students volunteered last Wednesday at the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery as a part of their Family, School and Community class taught by Child Development Center co-director Cathy Waller.

Sep 18, 2015
Guest artist to perform with OUL Theatre in November
Guest artist to perform with OUL Theatre in November

Two comedies about graduate student life to screen Oct. 5
The Ohio University Graduate College and Student Affairs will host two free screenings of the The PHD Movie, a comedy about graduate student life, and its new sequel, The PHD Movie 2: Still in Grad School, on Monday, Oct. 5.

Brett Eastburn to speak at Southern Campus about overcoming adversity
Brett Eastburn, who was born without arms or legs, will present "No Boundaries," at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in Ohio University Southern's Bowman Auditorium.

CLDC to hold Career and Internship Fair Sept. 22-23
More than 150 employers are scheduled to participate in the Career and Leadership Development Center's bi-annual Career and Internship Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 22-23 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University Eastern announces OHIO Discovery Day programs
High school juniors, seniors and parents are invited to attend several upcoming OHIO Discovery Day programs at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus.

Ohio University celebrates The Promise Lives Campaign topping over $500 million
The books are closed on Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – an effort that began in 2007 with a goal to raise $450 million in support of students, faculty, programs, outreach and facilities. On Friday, September 11, more than 225 members of the University community – students, faculty, alumni, donors and friends – gathered in Baker University Center to celebrate exceeding that Campaign goal by more than $50 million.

Ridges stabilization work is nearing completion
Roof and masonry repair work at the Ridges is underway and nearing completion. The projects, which began earlier this summer, are part of the stabilization effort to prevent damage or loss while the University develops implementation strategies for the forthcoming recommendations for future use of the site by the master planning efforts.

Heritage College scientist receives $400K from NIH to conduct back pain study
The economic toll of low back pain is significant, costing about $26 billion annually to treat the problem and $14 billion in lost wages. It also causes considerable pain and can lead to disability and reduced physical activity. A study called Back Exercises to Neutralize Disability (The BEND Study) at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine is testing a promising exercise that may improve muscle size and function in patients with recurrent low back pain.

Najjar named Heritage College Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Sonia M. Najjar, Ph.D., will join the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as associate dean for research and innovation on Feb. 1, 2016. Najjar brings to the college two decades of research experience and a long affiliation with Ohio University through The Diabetes Institute and the Edison Biotechnology Institute.

Sep 21, 2015
Campus Recreation to host first-ever ‘Glow Golf Tournament’
Ohio University Campus Recreation will be holding its first-ever “Glow Golf Tournament” on Saturday, Sept. 26, on the University’s golf course.

Campus Conversation to focus on sexual misconduct on college campuses
Ohio University will host "Campus Conversation: Taking Sexual Misconduct Seriously" on Tuesday. This event is being held in response to the screening of the film “The Hunting Ground."

From Guyana to MIT to the NSF, winners of Global Health Case Competition presented a world of opportunities
As Ohio University prepares to kick off its second annual Global Health Case Competition, the winners of last year’s competition continue to reap a world of opportunities and a renewed passion for learning as a result of their winning proposal.

University begins Career Closet to help students dress professionally
The Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion is partnering with the Career Leadership and Development Center on campus to introduce a new system for career preparation for students.

Meet the College of Business Professor: Dr. Adam Rapp
#BusinessBobcat trivia: Which professor published a paper on superhero leadership and can describe himself in just 16 words? You guessed it: Dr. Adam Rapp, executive director, The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre and the Ralph and Luci Schey Associate Professor of Sales.

Office of Career Management expands offerings for the 2015-2016 school year in College of Business
Wondering what the Office of Career Management, #OCM, and #OCMonday are all about? Hear from the source as the Executive Director, Career Management & Student Services Jen Murphy talks about the College’s Office of Career Management

College of Business launches new #BusinessBobcat Buzz Podcast
#BusinessBobcat Buzz is a monthly podcast created for students at Ohio University's College of Business, hosted by Brianna Wilson. Most episodes are accompanied by a printable "cheat sheet" to highlight key learnings.

Meet the August Classified Employee of the Month
Compass features a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation.

Sep 22, 2015
Entrepreneurs invited to explore new business ideas at Startup Weekend Athens
ver wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? Find out Oct. 23-25 during Startup Weekend Athens, where the next great business idea could take flight.

Postdoc Spotlight: Kentaro Oki examines impact of aging on muscle
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 21-25, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

Heritage College dean honored for training Chinese physicians
William Burke, D.O., dean of the Heritage College, Dublin, has received an award from a province in China for his work there to improve the training of primary care physicians.

Chillicothe Campus faculty members help with county initiative
OU-C members put community engagement into action

Sep 23, 2015
Weinberg to stay on as Voinovich School dean
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that Mark L. Weinberg will continue his appointment as dean of Ohio University’s George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs through June 30, 2018.

Second annual JPAC Police-Community BBQ is Sept. 30
The Joint Police Advisory Council (JPAC) will host the second annual Police-Community BBQ from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 at the intersection of Park Place and S. Court Street.

OHIO has another record-breaking year for student enrollment
Ohio University is once again home to the largest group of students in the history of the institution, according to preliminary fall enrollment numbers.

Brown bag seminar to address Malaysian politics
Ohio University’s Center for International Studies will host a brown bag seminar on "Understanding Malaysian Politics," on Wednesday, Sept. 30, beginning at noon in Room 009 in the Yamada International House.

German diplomat to visit OHIO for ‘25 Years of German Unity’ event
German government senior diplomat Herbert Quelle will visit Ohio University on Wednesday, Sept. 30, to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the reunification of Germany and discuss the current refugee crisis in Europe.

OHIO Hockey hosting Emergency Services Weekend
OHIO Hockey is offering local police, fire, EMS and hospital workers free tickets to its Sept. 25 and Sept. 26 games versus Eastern Michigan University.

Ohio University Fall Commencement 2015: Your Questions Answered.
For the first time ever, Ohio University will be offering a commencement ceremony at the end of the 2015 Fall Semester; this ceremony will be in addition to the traditional spring ceremony held at the end of each Spring Semester.

Scholarship fund allows students to gain an education while in recovery
Recovery to Inspire, Share and Empower (R.I.S.E.), the official collegiate recovery community of Ohio University, received a gift from an alumna and her husband to establish the Friends of Recovery Scholarship Fund. As one of only three collegiate recovery programs in Ohio, R.I.S.E. provides support for students recovering from an addiction to alcohol and other drugs by creating a safe place for members to learn and grow.

Ohio University is one of the nation’s fastest-growing institutions
Ohio University, the first higher education institution in both the Northwest Territory and the state of Ohio, was recently named the 18th fastest growing college in the United States by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Their rankings were based on a comparison of student enrollment growth between 2003 and 2013.

Call for Green Jacket Volunteers for Halloween 2015
Call for Green Jacket Volunteers for Halloween 2015

First-year journalism class treated to visit from Farfel Prize-winning reporter
Dennis Wagner, an investigative reporter with more than three decades of stories and accolades, visited Ohio University Sept. 22, to serve as a visiting professional, as one of the winners of the 2014 Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting.

That’s a wrap! Junior Executive Business Program a smashing success
The Junior Executive Business Program is an eight-day, on-campus experience for juniors from disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in studying business.<br />

Southern Campus’ Equestrian Team raises funds for Western Dressage World Show
The Ohio University Southern Equestrian Team raised $1,100 at its barbecue, arena challenge and silent auction, hosted at Elkins Creek Horsecamp, on Sept. 12.

Scholarship recipients express gratitude at inaugural Donor/Recipient Reception
Ohio University Southern recently hosted its first Scholarship Donor/Recipient Reception, connecting students who have received scholarships with the individuals who donated to support their educational endeavors.

Sep 24, 2015
Replacing CommonSpot: Vendor demo dates announced
The four finalists will offer public demo sessions Sep 28, Sep 30, Oct 2 & Oct 8

#BusinessBobcat Buzz Podcast releases Episode 2: 10 steps to finding your dream career
There is no one-size-fits all formula to finding your dream career, and it’s not easy—otherwise, it wouldn’t be a “dream” career. But there are ways to help you get on the right track.<br />In this episode, Assistant Director of Career Management for the College of Business, Tracy Corrigan shares her top 10 recommendations for finding the right path.

OHIO Discovery Day returns to campus this fall semester
On Saturday, Oct. 3, the Athens Campus might seem even more dynamic than usual as Undergraduate Admissions welcomes prospective students to Ohio University for the first of three OHIO Discovery Days.

Students conduct research and solve real world business problems for big-name clients in the College’s Consumer Research Center
Last year, the College of Business added a sixth Center of Excellence to its catalog: the Consumer Research Center, or CRC. The CRC gives students the opportunity to gain marketing research experience by working with top consumer brands.

Meet the College of Business Professor: From mountains to teaching, Tammy Reynolds keeps climbing higher
Executive-in-Residence Reynolds switched from the corporate world to academia without missing a beat

Volleyball to host Little Bobcats All-Skills Camp
The Ohio volleyball program will host a free Little Bobcats All-Skills Clinic on Saturday. The clinic is open to children in eighth grade and younger.

Looking to continue your education? Consider OHIO's full-time MBA program
Ohio University’s full-time MBA program brings students from diverse backgrounds together for a comprehensive business education in one year.

University to celebrate 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with series of events in October
Ohio University will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a month-long series of events in October designed to raise awareness and educate the University and Athens communities about disability and accessibility.

Kennedy Museum of Art to host reception for new exhibitions Friday
Kennedy Museum of Art will host a reception in honor of three new museum exhibitions the evening of Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m.

Scripps Innovation Challenge holds Kickoff session
The 4th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge hosted a Kickoff event to over 150 interested Ohio University students in Baker University Center Ballroom on Sept. 21.

Postdoc Spotlight: Zineb Belarbi conducts research on pipeline corrosion
In honor of National Postdoc Appreciation Week Sept. 21-25, the Office of Research Communications is spotlighting Ohio University postdoctoral fellows across campus.

Economist Richard Vedder presents “America’s Leaders: You’re Harming Our Future” at Sept. 30 Café Conversation
Distinguished Professor to discuss economics and education at Baker Center event.

Sep 25, 2015
Board of Trustees Audit Committee to meet Oct. 8
The Ohio University Board of Trustees Audit Committee will hold a special meeting from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 8 in Columbus, Ohio.

Campus Rec’s W.O.W. Hour offers modest women-only fitness class
Ohio University's Department of Campus Recreation offers a women-only fitness class every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. at the Ping Center.

UPC hosting ‘Football Frenzy’ themed event on South Beach
Ohio University’s University Program Council will be hosting a “Football Frenzy” themed event Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. on the Athens Campus’ South Beach.

Meet the September 2015 Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Erin Fraunfelter, the September Classified Employee of the Month. She enjoys Disney World, four-wheel drive vehicles and talking to people.

Classified Service Awards Ceremony honors 160 staffers
Ohio University thanked 160 employees for their loyal service on Thursday during the 46th annual Classified Service Awards Ceremony.

Ohio University – a catalyst for entrepreneurial growth
Lee Groeschl, executive in residence at TechGROWTH Ohio, has started three successful companies and has been involved with more than 100 technology-based ventures and $65 million of syndicated venture financing. Based on this expertise, the Center for Entrepreneurship asked Groeschl to speak at the first Venture Café of the 2015-16 academic year on how to find good venture ideas.

Paint the Town Green to foster OHIO pride, Homecoming spirit
Paint the Town Green to foster OHIO pride, Homecoming spirit

Sugar Bush Foundation celebrates a decade of giving back
This year marks a decade of support the Sugar Bush Foundation has given to projects that impact the Appalachian Ohio region. The innovative funding program supports collaborative projects that feature a product or programing idea created by regional non-profits and small business innovators and Ohio University faculty at the Athens Campus and at all regional campuses. To date, the Sugar Bush Foundation has provided 17 unique projects with $1,666,019.

Make your school spirit known by making it your own
Fall is the season of change, so why not change up the way you wear your school pride? This year, The Bobcat Store has teamed up with The Scene Magazine to show you how to personalize your Bobcat pride with fun, fashion-forward ways to style your favorite Ohio University T-shirts.

Sep 28, 2015
Halloween costume exchange is Oct. 6 in Baker Center
Halloween parties are just around the corner. Do you have your costume yet? Remove the stress of searching during this busy time by exchanging your old costume for a FREE one that is “new-to-you."

OHIO students, alumni participate in career, internship fair
On Sept. 22 and 23, Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center hosted its Fall Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Annual Report highlights UCM projects, partnerships
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) recently released its 2014-2015 Annual Report in a video slideshow format for the first time. The nearly four-minute video highlights UCM's latest projects, services, events and partnerships.

NYAM health innovation director to speak on diabetes issues
A lecture on the business case for diabetes programs will be presented on Oct. 16 by Director of the Center for Health Innovation, New York Academy of Medicine

First-year students invited to participate in Adventure Learning Program for Success
Ohio University’s Outdoor Pursuits is partnering with Undergraduate Orientation Programs to hold “Adventure Learning Program for Success,” a chance for first-year students to join a group of their new classmates for camping and adventure at Wildcat Hollow in Wayne National Forest, the weekend of Oct. 3.

Faculty art highlights Kennedy Museum's fall exhibition
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art hosted its 2015 Fall Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday and more than 100 art enthusiasts showed up to see the latest offerings.

Sep 29, 2015
Ohio University Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency seeks input from OHIO community
Ohio University’s Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency is seeking suggestions and feedback from the OHIO community relating to opportunities for the University to operate more efficiently.

Heritage College expands diabetes expertise with four research hires
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has hired four faculty with expertise in diabetes-related medical research. The new faculty, Kevin Lee, Ph.D., Chunmin Lo, Ph.D., Craig Nunemaker, Ph.D., and Vishwajeet Puri, Ph.D., are members of The Diabetes Institute and will be housed in the college’s department of biomedical sciences. They were brought on board with financial support provided through the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s Vision 2020: Leading the Transformation of Primary Care in Ohio award.

IIP Student Spotlight: Using communication to raise awareness of a silent killer
Claudia Nieto is working on a doctoral degree that combines public health and communication through Ohio University’s Individual Interdisciplinary Program (IIP).

The Movement Organization to host annual concert Thursday and Friday
The Movement Organization, a student dance organization at Ohio University, presents its annual concert, Thursday, Oct.1 and Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m.

Libraries hosted Institute for Chinese Academic Leaders
Ohio University Libraries hosted the Institute for Chinese Academic Leaders: Valuing the Best of Tradition While Strategically Managing Change from July 26 through Aug. 7.

Ribbon-cutting event slated for Shoemaker bridge
Upcoming event, ongoing programs underscore OU-C's community commitment

No classes on Reading Day on Oct. 2
Ohio University students can count on Reading Day on Friday, Oct. 2 to give them a break from classes and a chance to prepare for mid-term assessments and assignments.

Ohio University fueling station will close Oct. 2 as construction of new station begins
Ohio University’s fueling station, which is operated by OHIO Transportation and Parking Services and provides fuel to University and City of Athens fleet vehicles, will be taken offline Friday, Oct. 2 as construction begins on a new, larger station.