Compass Archives

Sep 1, 2016
CLDC’s online, in-person resources empower OHIO students to succeed
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) strives to ensure the success of OHIO students and alumni, providing them everything from career and leadership coaching to mock interviews, workshops and online resources.

OHIO’s Sorority and Fraternity Life gearing up for fall recruitment
Among the ways to get involved on Ohio University's Athens Campus is to join one of the more than 30 sororities and fraternities at OHIO.

Campus Recycling and Go-Green partnership makes move-in weekend a sustainable success
Move-in at Ohio University is an exciting time brimming with new experiences, new friends and new beginnings. For Campus Recycling and the Housing and Residence Life Go Green volunteers, move-in also presents an opportunity to welcome thousands of new students into the ever-growing culture of recycling at Ohio University.

Women’s Center to offer new professional development program for OHIO faculty and staff
The Ohio University Women’s Center is launching a new professional development program for faculty and staff, called Women Leading OHIO, to engage participants in networking, discussion and education focused on women’s roles in the workplace and in higher education.

SMART Lab holds inauguration
The Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab celebrated their official inauguration into the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication on Wednesday, August 31.

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.

Global Opportunities Fair to be held Sept. 12
The Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) will host the Global Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Exhibition at Ohio University Lancaster showcases work of local artist
An art exhibition featuring the work of local artist Diane Ackers is on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts beginning September 13th.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit visits the Marching 110
OHIO Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit visits with Band Director Dr. Richard Suk and the Marching 110 to talk about the upcoming year.

Sep 2, 2016
Transportation and Parking Services to host second annual Roadshow
Transportation and Parking Services to host second annual Roadshow

A virtual reality experience: Courtney Barnett at NMF ’16
On June 2, Ohio University’s Immersive Media Initiative (IMI) faculty and students recorded a virtual reality video experience of Australian rocker Courtney Barnett’s 2016 Nelsonville Music Festival set. When viewed with a 360-degree enabled browser or commercial VR headsets, a viewer can watch Barnett and her band at all angles – including shots taken from directly behind the band.

Two NUAGE systems and 30-seat lab ready for OHIO U’s new school year
Preparing audio engineers and content creators is key to the curriculum at Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, School of Media Arts & Studies. The school now houses a 32-fader NUAGE DAW advanced audio post-production system in their Steven L. Schoonover Post-Production and Critical Listening Lab with a companion classroom containing 30-plus seats of Nuendo 7.1. The college also boasts a second 16-fader NUAGE system in their Immersive Media Initiative facilities.

Sep 5, 2016
Southern Campus welcomes new students and recognizes scholarship recipients
New students, scholarship recipients and their families helped to kick off the academic year at Ohio University Southern for the Dean’s Welcome and Scholarship Recognition on the Ironton campus Aug. 19.

Women’s scholars program hosting info sessions for first-year students
First-year female Bobcats are invited to attend upcoming information sessions about Ohio University’s Margaret Boyd Scholars Program, OHIO’s first and only women’s scholar program.

Sep 6, 2016
Fulbright Pre-Academic Orientation students visit Athens
Each year, prestigious students visit America to begin their Fulbright Scholars Program. Right before they land at their host school, a group of them make a pit-stop at Ohio University to participate in Pre-Academic Orientation.

Ohio University observes National Preparedness Month with continuity planning, crisis resources
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security encourages individuals to be prepared for emergency situations they may face where they live, work and visit during National Preparedness Month each September – and Ohio University is undertaking its own preparedness efforts to address the ways in which campuses, colleges and departments are equipped to handle emergency situations that could affect day-to-day operations.

University recognized as one of the nation’s 'Best Colleges for Food'
The Daily Meal has named Ohio University to their annual list highlighting the best colleges for food. Coming in at #80 on the national list, OHIO was given high marks for its sustainability efforts, nutrition and renovation efforts.

Sixth annual Interfaith Peace Walk is Sunday
Fifteen years ago, a horrific act of violence changed the world for all of us. This year on Sept. 11, the sixth annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk will remind us again that the world is still changing, and we can all take steps to ensure that it changes for the better.

ORSP announces changes to enhance customer service
Staff offers “cradle-to-grave” non-financial service on grant proposal submissions and awards management.

Sep 7, 2016
Students can win when they #RidewithRufus using Bobcat Pass on Sept. 15
On Thursday, Sept. 15, Ohio University students will have the opportunity to ride Athens Public Transit routes with Rufus using their student ID – and potentially win one of five $50 Visa gift cards!

OHIO Women’s Center and LGBT Center to co-host National Eating Disorders Awareness Walk on Sept. 10
Ohio University Women’s Center and LGBT Center are partnering with the National Eating Disorders Association to host the National Eating Disorders Awareness Walk on Saturday, Sept. 10, at West State Street Park in Athens.

OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion to host 9/11 Stair Challenge, memorial
In observation of the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program will be hosting its second annual 9/11 Stair Challenge and memorial ceremony, beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Peden Stadium.

OHIO seeks proposals for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding is now available at the Innovation Strategy website.

Patton College’s Jennifer Riggie Ottley is named an aRPy Ambassador
Jennifer Riggie Ottley, assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education, has been named an aRPy Ambassador for the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center’s Division for Early Childhood.

Scripps College announces Black Alumni Reunion reception, panel on Sept. 16
The Scripps College of Communication, with support from the Ohio University Association of Black Journalists, invites you to attend a reception and panel discussion in honor of Black Alumni Reunion.

Alumnus Drew Wathey takes a swing at a novel after sports broadcasting, PR careers
After spending years as a broadcast journalist and later taking on positions in sports public relations and marketing, Drew Wathey, a 1979 graduate of the School of Communication Studies, has published his first novel, “A Season With Hope”.

Recent alumnus Will Drabold completes internship at Time magazine
This summer, Will Drabold covered national politics at Time’s Washington DC bureau. His articles were published online at and some appeared in the print magazine as well.

Sep 8, 2016
LGBT Center kicks off fall semester with several key events
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center is gearing up for an informative yet busy fall semester. The Center’s mission is to help create inclusive spaces for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students, faculty and staff.

OHIO Hockey players volunteer at Try Hockey for Free Event
OHIO Hockey players volunteered this week at the Bird Arena Try Hockey for Free Event.

Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies kicks off Sept. 14
Ohio University will host a three-day Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies on Sept. 14-17.

Meet Cindy Meyer, June 2016 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Cindy Meyer, June 2016 Classified Employee of the Molnth. She likes graduate students, vacationing at Kentucky Lake and the Mercedes SLK350.

Faculty experts provide their top 7 health tips for students adjusting to college
Health and wellness experts from Ohio University, Jane Balbo and Sarah Racine, have offered 7 health tips for students to make the adjustment to college successful.

Women's Basketball announces 2016-17 schedule
The OHIO women’s basketball team released its 2016-17 schedule, fourth-year head coach Bob Boldon announced today.

Two hearts give as one
Starkey and Holtz met in Columbus through the Ohio University Young Alumni of Columbus, a subchapter of the OHIO Alumni Association’s Central Ohio Alumni Network. They wed in Athens this past June. But, true to their philanthropic nature, they replaced a traditional wedding registry with a request that guests support a scholarship endowment they established, the Holtz/Starkey Endowed Scholarship for Arts and Sciences.

Mechanical Engineer Sarah Hormozi to present “The Physics and Future of Cornstarch” at Sept. 21 Science Café
Event will be held at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

Study reveals student HIV risk perception attitudes
More than 81 percent of students who completed a survey offered by the OHIO-based Reproductive and Sexual Health Initiative indicated they did not believe they were at risk of being infected with HIV.

Sep 9, 2016
Meet the OUPD Officer: Ofc. Chad Touchet
Meet the Officer is an opportunity for the OHIO community to get to know Ohio University Police Department officers. In this edition, we learn about OUPD’s newest officer, Ofc. Chad Touchet.

Swahili program gave students the opportunity to learn language, culture over the summer
An innovative new Ohio University program taught Swahili to high school and college students this summer, and also gave them the opportunity to be immersed in East African culture.

CHSP celebrates connection and diversity as OHIO’s largest college
The College of Health Sciences and Professions, the largest college at Ohio University, again graduated the highest number of OHIO students last year. Despite the large number of students in CHSP, there is still a familial feeling that welcomes and comforts both students and graduates.

ElectionLand effort at OHIO to monitor voting irregularities
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University has partnered with ProPublica and a team of higher education institutions around the nation to monitor social media for voting irregularities during the 2016 elections.

MSES graduate returns to Athens to give horses a Second Chance
Environmental Studies alumus Lucian Spataro, Jr. has returned to Athens to build his dream of renovating his family lands to become an extension of Last Chance Corral a non-profit haven for unwanted horses..

Voinovich School Welcomes Students to a New Academic Year
Students, faculty, and staff from all areas of the Voinovich School community had the rare opportunity to come together as they celebrated the beginning of a new academic year during a welcome reception held in the Ridges Auditorium on August 26, 2016.

Sep 10, 2016
CLDC events to prepare Bobcats for Sept. 26-27 Career and Internship Fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is offering several programs designed to prepare students and alumni for the Sept. 26-27 Career and Internship Fair.

Sept. 22 Writers Harvest to feature local authors, include food drive
Ohio University’s Creative Writing program will host four writers with ties to the Athens community at its Writers Harvest. The annual event, which benefits hunger relief efforts, takes place Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7:30 p.m. in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Sep 12, 2016
Bobcat Battalion to host German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge competition
The Bobcat Battalion, Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program, will be hosting the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge competition for the fifth consecutive year on Friday, Sept. 16, and Saturday, Sept. 17.

Scripps College of Communication to host Cookout with Dean Titsworth
Dean Scott Titsworth, of the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, invites the university community to attend a free cookout on the patio and in the lobby of the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Community activist Yvonne Pointer ’90 Minutes’ conversation is Sept. 14
The Ohio University Association of Black Journalists, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and The Residents’ Action Council will host a candid discussion with community activist Yvonne Pointer at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Free diabetes prevention program for OHIO employees begins Sept. 21
The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University is kicking off its latest National Diabetes Prevention Program on Sept. 21 with an information session about the program scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Human Resource and Training Center Room 154.

Ohio University, FAA pen $7.5M agreement for avionics research
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology’s Avionics Research Center has signed a five-year, $7.5 million research agreement with the Federal Aviation Administration Navigation Programs to provide technical support to the analysis, testing and development of numerous navigation systems in the National Airspace System.<br />

Ohio University’s Rajko Grlić awarded top prize in Montreal World Film Festival
An OHIO eminent scholar in film, Rajko Grlić's "The Constitution" received the prestigious Grand Prize of the Americas, the top award given at the Montreal World Film Festival.

University joins the Common App
Prospective students can now apply for admission through The Common Application, an online college application that allows students to apply to multiple schools through one online service. OHIO joins some 700 other schools across the country using the Common App.

OHIO Hockey to hold free Green vs. White game, ‘Skate with the ’Cats’
The OHIO Bobcats Hockey Team will be hosting a free Green vs. White game at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, at Bird Arena followed by a free “Skate with the ’Cats” event.

It's time for Fourplay! quad rugby
CHSP's annual Fourplay! Buckeye Blitz Quad Rugby Tournament will take place Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. at the Ping Student Recreation Center.

President McDavis and first lady host final fall reception for Templeton Scholars
President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis hosted their final Templeton Scholars Fall Reception on Sept. 7. Last spring, the couple announced that they will be leaving their positions on June 30.

Scripps Innovation Challenge to host Kickoff on Sept. 21
The 5th Annual Scripps Innovation Challenge is set to host a Kickoff and Mingle event for this year’s competition in Schoonover Center, 4th floor from 5:30-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21.

OHIO continues post-tsunami relationship with Iwate Prefectural University
Dr. Tomomasa Sasa of Iwate Prefectural University, Japan made his fifth visit to Ohio University on Sept. 8 and 9 to confirm the details of plans to bring nine of his students from IPU to OHIO next March for a short-term intensive English Study Abroad Program designed by the Ohio Program of Intensive English in the Linguistics Department.

Sep 13, 2016
Research Division to host Innovation Strategy information and networking sessions, collaborative projects workshop
Events will be held to help faculty and staff form teams and access funding.

Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington dean’s list announced
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has announced its dean’s list recipients for Summer Semester.

President McDavis removes name from WOUB newsroom, returns gift
President Roderick J. McDavis releases an announcement regarding the name of the WOUB newsroom on the Athens Campus.

Sep 14, 2016
Columbus Crew SC hosts second annual Ohio University Night on Sunday, Sept. 25
Columbus Crew SC hosts second annual Ohio University Night on Sunday, Sept. 25

For Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration alumni, NFL isn’t fantasy, it’s reality
For Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration alumni, NFL isn’t fantasy, it’s reality

Southern Campus participates in Third Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion at ACTC
Ohio University Southern students and employees participated in the Third Annual Conference on Diversity and Inclusion, held Sept. 9 at Ashland Technical and Community College.

Another kind of girl collective, with Director/Educator Laura Doggett at the Athena Cinema
The Athens Center for Film and Video presents Athens International Film + Video Festival Visiting Filmmakers, Another Kind of Girl Collective, with Laura Doggett in person for a post film discussion, Thursday Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema.

Executive-in-Residence Tom Marchese brings 30 years of marketing experience to the classroom.
Executive-in-Residence Tom Marchese brings 30 years of marketing experience to the classroom.

CLDC gearing up for its first Government Jobs Day
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center will be hosting its first-ever Government Jobs Day, allowing students to hear from and interact with a diverse panel of government employees, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, in Baker University Center 503.

Ohio University mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle
The Ohio University community mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle, former University first lady and wife of Ohio University’s 16th president, Claude R. Sowle. She was 84 years old.

Bobcat Battalion brings community together to observe 15th anniversary of 9/11 (VIDEO)
Members of the Ohio University and local communities joined forces with OHIO’s Bobcat Battalion for the second annual 9/11 Challenge and memorial ceremony, paying tribute to the lives lost and the heroism displayed by first responders following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Employees to use My Personal Information Self-Service Benefits to select benefits
The Human Resources Benefits Office has completed an update to the Self-Service Benefits section of My Personal Information (MPI).

Register for the Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium
The teaching and research symposium is a learning opportunity for mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and all others interested in STEM education.

Football player brings students together through #OHIOUnity message [VIDEO]
When you feel strongly about something, you need to stand up and do something about it. That is the message that Ohio University senior football player Toran Davis wants to send to everyone who is fed up with the intolerance.

Welcome to Black Alumni Reunion Sept. 15-18, 2016 [VIDEO]
Built on partnership and collaboration – beginning with a planning committee comprising 11 alumni and one student and extending to college and campus partners – this weekend OHIO will host more than 500 alumni and friends in Athens during Black Alumni Reunion 2016.

2016 Ohio University Homecoming parade scheduled for Saturday, October 8
Ohio University’s 2016 Homecoming Parade will celebrate this year’s theme, “All Roads Lead Home,” with spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the OHIO and the surrounding community.

Biofuels entrepreneur Lyle Estill to speak about sustainable energy at Ohio University and local PawPaw Festival
Lyle Estill, president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels, will speak about sustainable energy at two separate events next week as part of a collaboration between Albany, Ohio’s annual PawPaw Festival and the Sustainability Studies theme at Ohio University.

Sep 15, 2016
Preparedness at OHIO: Southern Campus overcomes staffing challenge with the help of its continuity plan
This article is second in a series highlighting preparedness efforts at Ohio University in observance of National Preparedness Month.

Ohio University Southern hosts Donor, Alumni Reception
Good food, good music and a room full of fellow Bobcats drew more than 50 alumni and donors together Sept. 9 for the annual Ohio University Southern Donor and Alumni Reception.

Parents Weekend is Sept. 23-25
Ohio University will host its annual Parents Weekend Sept. 23-25, offering Bobcats and their families activities that range from athletics to comedy to adventure.

Ohio University Lancaster professor's play advances to New York festival semi-final round
Instaurito," a play by Ohio University Lancaster adjunct professor Robert Cooperman was selected by the New York New Works Festival 2016 in New York City and has advanced to the semi-final round.

Climate and Energy Task Force to propose Sustainability Plan updates
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability will help facilitate the first Climate and Energy Task Force, which will help develop recommendations for climate and energy-related updates to Ohio University’s Sustainability Plan and Climate Action Plan.

Scripps dean holds open office hours during fall semester
The Scripps College of Communication invites students, faculty and staff to attend a series of Dean’s Open Office hours this fall semester in Schoonover Lobby.

Faculty art featured in Kennedy Museum of Art’s fall exhibition opening
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art will host an opening reception for the “Art + Design Faculty Biennial Exhibition” from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16.

Communication alumni: Join us for a Homecoming reception!
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication once again invites alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to visit the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication during Ohio University’s Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sep 16, 2016
Alumnus gives $5 million to support departments of Chemistry and Physics
Alumnus gives $5 million to support departments of Chemistry and Physics

Ohio University Eastern announces College Credit Plus Information Night
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus will host an information night about College Credit Plus, a unique opportunity for students in grades 7-12 to earn college credits prior to their graduation from high school, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Prepare for kickoff – the Global Health Case Competition is here
Students interested in registering for the third annual Global Health Case Competition will soon be provided with exciting information and opportunities prior to the start of the competition.<br />Winners of this year’s competition will be awarded a sponsored trip to a South American country. A kickoff scheduled for Sept. 21, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. in Baker University Center 239 will reveal the name of the country.

Ohio University Campus Recycling will attempt to break Guinness World Record at 18th annual Pawpaw Festival
Ohio University Campus Recycling will attempt to break Guinness World Record at 18th annual Pawpaw Festival

Registration deadline for Multicultural New Faculty and Staff Welcome Luncheon is Sept. 22
The second annual Multicultural New Faculty and Staff Welcome Luncheon will take place on Sept. 28. It serves as a welcome event and learning opportunity for new multicultural faculty and staff.

Marty Baron visits Ohio University to receive JOUR Carr Van Anda award Sept. 20
Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post, will come to Ohio University on Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m. in Schoonover Center 145 to receive the Carr Van Anda award from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism for his journalistic contributions and persistence.

OUPD Chief shares the department's current goals and initiatives
With the start of the 2016-17 academic year, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers took a few moments to share his thoughts on some important topics in Compass.

Job fair at Ohio University Lancaster September 30th
Nearly 90 area employers will be at Ohio University Lancaster on Friday, September 30th.  Fairfield County Job and Family Services and Ohio University Lancaster will be holding a Job Fair from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Sep 19, 2016
Financial System Enhancements to launch Fall 2017
In response to campus feedback, the project launch date of the Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project will be moved to Fall 2017. The FSE project, which encompasses the Chart of Accounts Redesign, the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module, and an updated Financial Approvers tool, was originally planned to launch in the Spring of 2017.

Author, researcher Michael Tellinger to give Ubuntu Contributionism lecture on Thursday
Michael Tellinger, the founder of the Ubuntu Party of South Africa and developer of Contributionism, will deliver his talk, “Ubuntu: A New and Ancient Story,” from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22.

Cadets in Bobcat Battalion to rappel off Lindley Hall on Sept. 21
Cadets in Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program will be rappelling off of Lindley Hall throughout the day on Wednesday, Sept. 21, and members of the OHIO community will have an opportunity to get in on the action.

Heritage College Executive Dean repeats as COCA chair
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson, D.O., was recently re-appointed as chair of the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. This commission is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical colleges. Johnson was also elected president of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine’s Assembly of Presidents.

Research Division to host open house Sept. 26
The open house will provide an opportunity for OHIO faculty, staff and students to meet employees.

New animated commercial highlights the best of Ohio University
Ohio University Communications and Marketing has produced a new commercial called the Dream Spot! The commercial highlights the best of the University in an entertaining and informative way.

Art + Design faculty exhibition includes regional campus faculty art for first time
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art hosted its 2016 Fall Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday. The newest exhibition is a diverse collection of works from the School of Art + Design faculty.

Sep 20, 2016
Scripps College of Communication hosts Black Alumni Reunion reception, panel
On Friday, Sept. 16 the Scripps College of Communication welcomed Black Alumni Reunion attendees to the college for a reception and hosted a panel entitled “Black in Athens”. Alumni from all colleges were in attendance and were able to socialize in the Schoonover lobby before the panel began.

OHIO celebrates faculty achievements during Faculty and Research Award Recognition Ceremony
Ohio University celebrated outstanding faculty on Tuesday, Sept. 6, during the Faculty and Research Award Recognition Ceremony in Baker University Center. Faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Presidential Teacher Award, and OHIO’s 2016 Presidential Research Scholars were also honored.

An important notice regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall
An important notice regarding the Samsung Galaxy Note7 recall

Athens High School and Ohio University organize “Go Gold” initiative for childhood cancer
This weekend, Ohio University and Athens High School are partnering with the Go Gold Fund to unite families and communities affected by childhood cancer, inspire businesses and individuals to take bold action, and elevate the funding of childhood cancer research.

Langhorne Slim and the Law with Aubrie Sellers to perform Saturday at Ohio University Lancaster
Admission for Ohio University students is free with a valid, current OHIO (Student) ID. All seating is General Admission.

New Critical Resistance Series announced: 'Struggles for Access to Justice'
The Center for Law, Justice & Culture announces its Critical Resistance event series for 2016-17: Struggles for Access to Justice. This Critical Resistance series considers how social inequalities of race, class, and gender create a “justice gap” of differential access to legal processes and justice institutions, for juveniles and adults.

Sep 21, 2016
Esteemed science writer Dava Sobel to kick off OHIO’s 2016-17 Kennedy Lecture Series
Former New York Times science reporter Dava Sobel will kick off Ohio University's 2016-17 Kennedy Lecture Series at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

CLDC’s Sept. 26-27 Career and Internship Fair to include Night of Networking
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center will hold its bi-annual Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 26 and 27, and this semester's event has been expanded to include a Night of Networking with OHIO alumni who are also employers.

Political analyst and alumnus to visit for Authors@Alden
Author Kyle Kondik will be speak at Alden Library on Sept. 27 for the Authors@Alden series. He is the director of communications at the University of Virginia Center for Politics.

University Human Resources issues drug-free workplace reminder
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.

Arts & Sciences offers new teaching workshops and two teaching certificates for graduate students
The College of Arts & Sciences offers a new professional development program to support graduate students through the challenges of teaching. Two Graduate Teaching Certificates and a series of workshops are now available, each providing practical advice on different variables of the profes

Roger Braun, director of percussion, receives the 2016 Presidential Teacher Award
The School of Music, and the College of Fine Arts celebrate Roger Braun, professor and director of percussion studies, on his recent recognition as a 2017 Presidential Teacher.

In the studio with alumni artists
The inspiration and process behind artwork from The Bobcat Store.

Black Bobcats represent and are “Straight Outta Athens”
The OHIO Alumni Association checked in more than 1,000 alumni and friends who registered to attend one or more of the 32 events that took place between Thursday, Sept. 15 and Sunday, Sept. 18. Add students, faculty and staff attending the events, and the total guest count made #OHIOBAR2016 the largest on record.

Safety measures to change football game day traffic flow
Ohio University football fans traveling to the Saturday, Sept. 24 footballl game against Gardner–Webb University at Peden Stadium should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety on game day.

The Ohio University Theater Division Presents: “The Library,” By Scott Z. Burns
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the first production of the 2016–2017 season, “The Library,” by Scott Z. Burns.

Diversity and Inclusion staff to recruit diverse staff members at national event
Office for Diversity and Inclusion will send a three-person team to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring to recruit faculty and staff from underrepresented groups for teaching, research and administrative positions.

Sep 22, 2016
OHIO Auxiliaries to offer climate-controlled warehouse storage space and docking services
OHIO Auxiliaries to offer climate-controlled warehouse storage space and docking services

First-Gen? Me Too!
Information about the "First-Gen? Me Too!" initiative from OHIO First Scholars

Global Health Case Competition country revealed
The country of focus for this year's Global Health Case Competition is Paraguay! There is still time to register a team, with registrations due Oct. 3. <br /><br />Winners will further research and implement their solution to a given global health challenge.

Meet Brenda Dorst, the July Classified Employee of the Month
Brenda Dorst, a records management senior specialist, likes vacationing at the beach, ghost hunting and watching "Everybody Loves Raymond." Find out more about her here.

Ohio University welcomes its third largest first-year class, announces numerous enrollment records
Ohio University welcomes its third largest first-year class, announces numerous enrollment records

Auxiliaries Storage Info Sheet
Auxiliaries Storage and Docking Information Sheet

Media Arts and Studies Professor David Mould to present “Publish and (maybe) Perish: The Dangers of Journalism in Shady Regimes” at Sept. 28 Café Conversation
Event to be held at 5 p.m. in the Baker Center Front Room.

Support our troops and #BleedGreen for Bobcat Heroes Day
Support our troops and #BleedGreen for Bobcat Heroes Day

Sep 23, 2016
Ohio University Lancaster volleyball team starts season strong
The Ohio University Lancaster 2016-2017 Volleyball team began their season with a win and have just kept winning.<br />

Ohio University Lancaster graduate named Emerging Athena
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington graduate Kathleen Uhl was selected as the Emerging Athena by the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce.

Homecoming 2016 promises to Paint the Town Green
Homecoming 2016 promises to Paint the Town Green

Freedom Sings band to play the music they didn’t want you to hear
Authorities tried to stop the music and the First Amendment, but the effort only made both stronger. Freedom Sings will share censored and banned music from America’s history at the Baker Center Theater on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 7:00 p.m. The free, interactive concert is open to the public.

Photographer Rick Guidotti Positive Exposure exhibition, public lecture
Join the college as we host fashion photographer and founder of Positive Exposure, Rick Guidotti, for a public lecture on Thursday, Sept. 29 at 5:15 p.m. in Schoonover Center, Room 145 with a reception immediately following. The exhibition runs from Sept. 26 - Oct. 1.

Dressing up rocks: Gawande Lecture addresses relationships with nonhuman world
Dressing up rocks: Gawande Lecture addresses relationships with nonhuman world

Sep 25, 2016
New AHSW director finds university a perfect fit
When asked what first attracted him to Ohio University, Dhiraj Vattem, new director of the School of Applied Health Sciences and Wellness, answered without hesitation: “The culture of the university. It puts a great deal of emphasis on innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration, working with industry, and reaching out to the community.”

Sep 26, 2016
Ohio University named SPJ’s Outstanding Campus Chapter
The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to honor Ohio University SPJ for its commitment to SPJ’s mission and the profession of journalism. Ohio University has been named the 2016 Outstanding Campus Chapter thanks to its dedication to offering members educational opportunities.

Unique program brings Saudi Arabian faculty to campus for research academy
An innovative summer program at Ohio University is now leading to new areas of research and collaboration for OHIO faculty members with a partner university in Saudi Arabia.

A message regarding the personal observance of religious holidays
The following message was sent by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit to the Ohio University community on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

First Campus Conversation of the year to explore free speech, hate speech
“Campus Conversation: Free Speech or Hate Speech #GraffitiWall” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Walter Hall Rotunda and will provide a forum for members of the OHIO and Athens communities to discuss recent events that have occurred on the Athens Campus.

George Voinovich honored with tribute at Federal Government Alumni Luncheon
Ohio University alumni came together at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 22 to reconnect with the University and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation, Senator George V. Voinovich.

15th Annual Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic raises funds for ITS students
The 2016 Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic was held on Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Athens Country Club. The event has raised nearly $200,000 to date to use for student scholarships.<br />

Wealth and Poverty's Global Challenges Week is Sept. 26-30
The Wealth & Poverty theme announces a Wealth & Poverty week on Global Challenges. Most of the events can be viewed live or following the event on A&S TV.

Marty Baron receives Carr Van Anda Award
On Tuesday, Sept. 20 the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism welcomed Marty Baron, editor of The Washington Post, to Ohio University. Baron spent the day visiting and talking to classes, including the introductory class for freshman in the journalism school. That same evening he spoke at an assembly where students, faculty and staff gathered to see him receive the Carr Van Anda Award for excellence in journalism.

2016-17 Frontiers in Science lecture series begins Oct. 4
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Frontiers in Science lecture series begins Tuesday, Oct. 4, when OHIO welcomes American anthropologist and paleontologist Nina Jablonski to the Athens Campus.

Third annual International Education Week Photo Contest now accepting entries
Ohio University students, faculty, staff and alumni are invited to submit entries in the International Education Week Photo Contest now through Oct. 16.

Former Detroit NAACP executive director will host ’90 Minutes’ conversation Sept. 28
Heaster Wheeler has spent most of his adult life in the forefront of civil rights and has fought injustice in a city where injustice against African Americans has been one of its cornerstones.

Zane Traces Literary Journal provides experiential learning for students (VIDEO)
The Zane Traces Literary Journal is a compilation of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and art contributed by Ohio University Zanesville students, faculty and staff.

Ohio University Press at a glance
Take a look at the latest news from the Ohio University Press.

Sep 27, 2016
Ideation Event ignites interest in Academic Innovation Accelerator
Around 100 attendees gathered at the event to discuss their ideas regarding the future of teaching and learning at OHIO.

Undergraduate Admissions to host OHIO Discovery Days this fall semester
Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions is hosting the first of two OHIO Discovery Days on Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A second program will take place on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. These days offer prospective Ohio University students an opportunity to see what the Athens Campus is all about.

Receiver Sebastian Smith ready to make a statement
It seemed questionable if senior wide receiver Sebastian Smith would play this year, and if he did, if he did play, would he be his old self.

Sep 28, 2016
Letters of Intent for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding due Oct. 13
The Innovation Strategy program incentivizes collaborations across college/planning unit boundaries that leverage interdisciplinary approaches.

Kennedy Lecture Series continues Oct. 11 with leading scholar on love, human attraction
Ohio University’s 2016-17 Kennedy Lecture Series continues Tuesday, Oct. 11, with Helen E. Fisher, a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction.

Heritage College anatomists contribute to ancient reptile discovery
A multi-institutional team of researchers, including anatomists from Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, has identified and named a new species of extinct reptile estimated to be 230 million years old – predating the dinosaurs.

OHIO hosts successful Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies
Ohio University’s Graduate Colloquium on Malaysian Studies brought graduate students from Malaysia and Japan to Athens recently to present their thesis projects, gain feedback and take part in several activities on campus and in the community.

Templeton Scholar uses trip to Morocco as springboard for great senior year
Ohio University senior Mica Smith lived and studied in Morocco this past summer as part of her Critical Languages Scholarship.

Ohio University honors five faculty and administrators for their contributions to the enhancement of diversity and inclusion on campus
Ohio University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented five awards for diversity and inclusion excellence in higher education at the second annual new Faculty and Staff Multicultural Welcome Luncheon yesterday.

University to host inaugural student diversity conference Oct. 22
Ohio University will host its inaugural student diversity conference on Saturday, Oct. 22. Titled “Diversity in the Midst of Change,” it will address many of the important issues facing college students today.

Sustainability Film Series to launch with film by Eve Morgenstern on Oct. 5
The Common Experience Project on Sustainability will launch its Fall Semester 2016 Sustainability Film Series with film producer Eve Morgenstern at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5.

Sep 29, 2016
Homecoming Week activities include opportunity to give back
Ohio University's Homecoming Week 2016 festivities will include a weeklong canned food drive and a Pack the Pantry event on Oct. 4, all to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry.

Display and presentation look back on 30 years of OHIO archaeology
Elliot Abrams, professor emeritus of anthropology and founder of the Field School, will be presenting “Digging Up the Past: 30 Years of OHIO Archaeology” on Monday, Oct. 3 in Alden Library.

Preparedness at OHIO: Campus weather radios increase staff and student awareness, safety
Ohio University’s first responders work hard to prepare the OHIO community for emergencies that campuses faces may each and every day. Many of these emergencies happen without warning, and first responders must take quick action in helping those caught in a threatening situation.

Alumnus and partner announce gift for Appalachian Ohio, issue challenge
Ohio University alumnus Jeffery Chaddock and his partner Mark Morrow announced a groundbreaking gift during the annual gathering of the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) in Athens. The pair has planned for 97 percent of their estate to be given charitably. They also extended a challenge to others to make a pledge to invest in Appalachian Ohio through their estates.

Instructional Innovation launches faculty features
The Office of Instructional Innovation has begun a series of in-depth feature stories about innovative faculty at OHIO.

All Roads Lead to Homecoming 2016
All Roads Lead to Homecoming 2016

New video series explores OHIO student orgs, clubs (VIDEO)
A new video series from Ohio University Communications and Marketing explores some of the nearly 500 annually recognized student organizations and clubs available on the Athens Campus, starting with the Ohio University Hammock Club.

Nominations open for 2016 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.

University accepting donations for the homeless in Baker Center
The Athens County Stand Down will take place at the Athens Fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7. Items can be donated to benefit the homeless people in the area.

New Heritage College student group seeks the humanist inside the white coat
A newly formed student group, Humanism in Medicine, is promoting humanism and creativity among faculty and students.

Police Chief Andrew Powers explains the 2016 Clery Report
Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers explains the history of the annual Clery Report and what the University's latest crime statistics actually mean.