Compass Archives

Sep 1, 2017
Employees encouraged to update contact information for emergency communications
With the start of the new academic year, the Office of Emergency Programs is encouraging all employees to update their contact information in the University system to ensure that they receive text messages in the event of an emergency.

Faculty newsmakers to be celebrated at Oct. 12 gala
A record-breaking 373 Ohio University faculty members who were featured in the media in 2016 will be honored at the third annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Baker University Center Ballroom on the Athens Campus.

Information for faculty regarding new grading policy for 2017-18
This past spring semester the Faculty Senate and the Provost approved the “Resolution on Academic Participation and Changes to “F” and “W” Grades.” These changes to grading are being implemented for Federal compliance reasons. This article includes details that are important for faculty to know.

Bobcat Battalion’s third annual 9/11 Stair Challenge Memorial scheduled for Sept. 10
Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program will host the third annual 9/11 Stair Challenge Memorial, designed to remember the lives lost and heroism displayed on Sept. 11, 2001, on Sunday, Sept. 10, at Peden Stadium.

Sep 4, 2017
Web Accessibility Coordinator to help make OHIO's online presence more inclusive and accessible
In June of this year, Laura Fathauer joined OHIO’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) in the newly created role of Web Accessibility Coordinator. This position's primary focus is on building a solid strategy for making OHIO's digital content more accessible.

Sep 5, 2017
Webinar on aging, community and choice by famed physician/author to be simulcast Sept. 25
Renowned surgeon, author, public health researcher and Athens, Ohio, native Atul Gawande, M.D., will speak Sept. 25 on the importance of community and choice in the lives of seniors, via a webinar broadcast nationally to selected sites, including the Heritage College, Athens.

Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium to be held Sept. 9
The day-long symposium honors the late Norman S. Cohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Plant Biology at Ohio University, by bringing together alumni, faculty and students to showcase current research in plant cell and molecular biology.

Ohio University, City of Athens named one of the country’s safest for college students
Ohio University was recently named one of the safest colleges in the United States, appearing 21st out of more than 2,000 institutions on the list compiled by the National Council for Home Safety and Security, a national trade association that works to further industry education and public knowledge about safety and security.

OHIO's iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 5-10, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. Check out the full CUE at <a href="https://calendar.ohio.edu/" TARGET=_blank>calendar.ohio.edu

Ohio University leaders engage in critical conversations at Breakfast for Progress
Within the first few days of the fall 2017 semester, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis called upon leadership to address the very important national issue of preventing campus sexual misconduct. More than 120 leaders from every facet of the University’s shared governance structure convened for nearly two hours to develop a plan of action to address this issue and enable Ohio University to emerge as a leader in this critical national dialogue.

OHIO professor selected as first Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Sudan in decades
Steve Howard, a professor in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s School of Media Arts and Studies, is getting ready to travel to Northeast Africa where he will serve as the first and, for this year, the only Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Sudan in more than 20 years.

Patton College Public Education Video Contest deadline is March 1
The competition is open to all P-12 educators and teacher leaders in Ohio’s public education system. Teachers—either as individuals or a team—should create a 2-3 minute video about why they are passionate about teaching and leading.

President Nellis issues message in response to DACA news
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis sent the following message to the Ohio University community on Sept. 5, 2017, in response to news regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

More than 750 students attend fourth Multicultural Student Expo [PHOTOS]
More than 750 multicultural students attended the Multicultural Student Expo to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and learn more about the University's diverse academic and social group offerings.

Ohio University launches new promotional television spot for 2017-18
A new promotional spot that will air during televised halftime programming during all Ohio University football and basketball games during the 2017-18 season highlights just a few of the many reasons Bobcats have to Stand Up and Cheer.

UCM releases latest OHIO calendar downloads
With fall just around the corner, the Athens Campus is already beginning to bloom with yellows, reds, oranges, and golds. University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released graphics – one for each month through the end of the July 2018 – that feature breathtaking images of photos captured by University Photographer Supervisor Ben Siegel.

Sep 6, 2017
OHIO to host open house to discuss impact of DACA announcement
In the wake of the U.S. Department of Justice's announcement of sweeping changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Ohio University is holding an Open House from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Sept. 6 in the Multicultural Center’s Multipurpose Room on the second floor of Baker University Center for students, faculty, staff and community members.

Ohio University Foundation announces seven new 1804 Fund undergraduate initiatives
Ohio University Foundation announces seven new 1804 Fund undergraduate initiatives

Registrations for reflective practice Faculty Learning Community due September 15
The Center for Teaching & Learning is currently accepting registrations for a fall 2017 Faculty Learning Community. The group will discuss teaching and learning practices, as well as the scholarship informing such practices.

Sami Kahn: Service Learning
OHIO faculty are implementing service learning in their classrooms and seeing a positive impact on their teaching and their students' learning. Read about Sami Kahn's experiences.

Disaster Response: When good deeds go wrong
Associate Dean of OUC, Dr. Brenda Phillips, explains how people can make a positive impact in disaster recovery through volunteering and donations.

Ohio University Southern to Host Women of Appalachia Project in October
The Women of Appalachia Project will return to Ohio University Southern this fall. The Southern campus, in Ironton, is planning an expanded schedule to include both fine arts and spoken word performance events in its second collaboration with the project.

Sep 7, 2017
Center for International Studies to hold first Global Professional Development Series workshop
The Ohio University Center for International Studies is preparing to kick off its new Global Professional Development Series, designed to provide its students with professional development seminars, workshops and alumni forums that will offer timely and valuable tips and tools that will help them succeed in their careers.

Newly-accredited Counseling and Psychological Services expands horizons
Equipped with eight new staff members, a new satellite location and new accreditation, Counseling and Psychological Services is prepared for the year ahead.

Student Affairs launches strategic planning website
The Division of Student Affairs has launched a new website in an effort to keep the University apprised of its on-going strategic planning efforts.

New student org, student allies rally to support survivors of sexual assault
The Ambassadors to the Survivor Advocacy Program (ASAP) will allow students to support the SAP's mission through outreach and education in the upcoming year.

Members of first Margaret Boyd Scholars cohort reflect on program's impact
The first class of Margaret Boyd Scholars speaks about the impact that the women's leadership program has had on their lives.

Seventh annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk is Sept. 11
On Monday, Sept. 11, Better Together at Ohio University and United Campus Ministry will hold the seventh annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk. Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis will offer opening remarks and participate in the walk.

Fun, food and friendly faces greet new and returning Southern Campus students
Student workers and campus volunteers were on hand to welcome new and returning students as classes started Aug. 28 for all Ohio University Southern locations.

Disabilities Speaks event is Sept. 14
The Athens Community is invited to attend Disability Speaks from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Athens Community Center located on 701 East State Street. This event is being presented by the Athens City Commission on Disabilities and hosted by Mayor Steve Patterson.

School of Art + Design celebrates Mary Manusos with ‘States of Being’ Exhibition
The School of Art + Design celebrates the work of Professor Mary Manusos with the exhibition “States of Being” on view through Sept. 30 in the Trisolini Gallery in Baker Center. An artist talk and alumni reception scheduled for 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, is free and open to the public.

Celebrate this week's Throwback Thursday with a look at move-in 2007
Enjoy a brief trip down the OHIO timeline: Smiles abound as students, parents, and staff collaborate to get new Bobcats moved into residence halls on the Athens Campus just in time for fall semester.

University community gathers for support, resources in wake of DACA announcement
Students, faculty and staff gathered on Wednesday during an open house to discuss concerns, share resources and provide support in the wake of the U.S. Justice Department’s announcement of sweeping changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

President M. Duane Nellis comments on today’s U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX announcement
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis commented on the Sept. 7 U.S. Department of Education's Title IX announcement.

Sep 8, 2017
Ohio University announces details regarding interim Freedom of Expression Policy
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis and interim Executive Vice President and Provost David Descutner recently signed into effect an interim Freedom of Expression Policy, Policy 24.014, which will remain the University’s Freedom of Expression Policy until a permanent policy is developed following a consultative process with the University community.

'Stories' will guide the work of Housing, Residence Life in 2017-18
This year's Department of Housing and Residence Life theme was inspired by the words of American author Madeline L'Engle.

Annual report highlights divisional wins of past academic year
Ohio University's Division of Student Affairs has released its annual report, which overviews the division's accomplishments during the 2016-17 academic year.

New Bird Arena concession stand expands meal options for winter sports enthusiasts
In collaboration with Culinary Services, Bird Arena recently launched a new-and-improved concession stand, Rinkside, vastly expanding culinary options for OHIO’s winter sports enthusiasts and fans.

Global Opportunities Fair to be held Sept. 18
Ohio University’s Office of Global Opportunities (OGO) will host the Global Opportunities Fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. It is free and open to the public.

Paul Thorn with Apple and the Moon to perform at Ohio University Lancaster September 30
Admission for Ohio University students is free with a valid, current OHIO (student) ID.<br />All seating is General Admission.

Ohio University Lancaster Theatre unveils new season
Season tickets are available at big savings with priority seating

Ohio University co-signs letter to Congressional delegation in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program
Ohio University co-signs letter to Congressional delegation in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

Prepare for the Fair: Workshops to aid student, alumni success at Career and Internship Fair
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting four "Prepare for the Fair" workshops Sept. 18-21 in advance of its fall semester Career and Internship Fair, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 27 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Professor Lisa Crockett to present “Secrets and Perils of the Southern Ocean” at Sept. 20 Science Café
OHIO biologist kicks off fall semester series at Baker Center Front Room.

First story in OII service learning story series features Sami Kahn
OHIO faculty are implementing service learning in their classrooms and seeing a positive impact on their teaching and their students' learning. Read about Sami Kahn's experience with her classes.

Ohio University Women's Club to host kickoff event Sept. 13
The Ohio University Women’s Club would like to extend an invitation for the women of the Ohio University community to join us for drinks and appetizers on September 13th as we celebrate the annual Kick Off of the Ohio University Women's Club.

#HoustonStrong: OHIO rallies to help fellow students in need
Ohio University is partnering with the University of Houston-Downtown to support students who have experienced severe hardship as a result of Hurricane Harvey.

Presidential Teacher Award and Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching nominations open
President M. Duane Nellis and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost David Descutner invite nominations for the Presidential Teacher Award and the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 18, 2017.

Authors@Alden to highlight Ohio Civil War correspondence
Alden Library’s first exhibit and Authors@Alden event of the academic year will tell the story of the diversity of Ohioans during the Civil War—including parts played by Ohio University students.

Graduate students invited to share research & creative process
Each semester, the GRS committee selects a student or group of students to discuss their research process in a public presentation at the library. Applications are being accepted for the Fall 2017 GRS presentation and must be submitted by noon, Monday, Oct. 16.

Sep 9, 2017
'Travel Ban' Countries Film Series to highlight Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen
The Ohio University community is invited to attend screenings of the 2017-18 "Travel Ban" Film Series. The events will include feature and documentary films from each of the six countries that the Trump Administration's "travel ban" targets: Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen.

New series: Critical Resistance to Authoritarian Rule
The Center for Law, Justice & Culture announces its Critical Resistance event series for 2017-18: Critical Resistance to Authoritarian Rule.

Constitution Day ¦ Rights in the Penal Democracy, Sept. 28
Ohio University recognizes Constitution Day 2018 with Dr. Naomi Murakawa delivering the Constitution Day lecture on "Rights in the Penal Democracy" on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 5 p.m. in the Athena Theater on Court Street.

History’s Mattson researches new book on American punk
Dr. Kevin Mattson, Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History, spent the 2016-17 academic year on an Ohio University Faculty Fellowship Leave. His main focus was his newest book project: an intellectual and social history of American punk, especially during the first part of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The project portrays American punk “as a serious and overlooked counterculture that went to the roots of what’s wrong with U.S. consumer culture.”

Sep 10, 2017
Supporting OHIO community members deployed for hurricane relief
President M. Duane Nellis and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost David Descutner address how the OHIO community can provide support for its men and women in the National Guard and Reserve who are being called to service in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma in the following message.

Former death row inmate Anthony Ray Hinton will host ‘90 Minutes’ conversation Sept. 13
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” candid conversation with Anthony Ray Hinton, a former Alabama death row inmate, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 in Schoonover 145.

Sep 11, 2017
Faculty, staff and students needed to serve on University Hearing Board
Ohio University’s Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility is recruiting students, faculty and staff to serve on the University Hearing Board, with a specific need for faculty volunteers.

President Nellis appointed to serve on State of Ohio economic development initiative
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis was recently appointed to the Third Frontier Advisory Board by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.

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’s first-generation mentors: Serving students while building connections, community
What started out as a Compass article seeking Ohio University employees’ input in crafting a campus-wide support system for first-generation students has flourished into a mentoring program that has gone beyond serving students and is facilitating connections and creating a community throughout OHIO.

iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 11-17, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, a little music, a little magic and OHIO students' chance to tackle global issues.

New Business of Games Summit brings renowned gaming experts to Athens Sept. 14
National technology leaders and Internet-media entrepreneurs, educators and students will convene in Athens to talk about the business of digital games and eSports at Ohio University’s first annual Business of Games Summit on Thursday, Sept. 14 on the Athens campus.<br />

Book club begins Sept. 12 for Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic will be in the Athens area this October 11-13 to discuss his book and the opioid epidemic facing our country today. Prepare joining a book club meeting each Tuesday evening starting Sept. 12 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Alden Library

OUPD receives Andy Griffith shotgun at annual Recognition Ceremony
The Ohio University Police Department recognized its most outstanding police officers during its annual Employee Recognition Ceremony. The evening was highlighted by the gift of Andy Griffith's former shotgun to OUPD.

Patton College of Education hosts inaugural Ed Talks
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education hosted the first of what it hopes will be many Ed Talks this past summer. The event featured presentations by three Patton College faculty members.

Sep 12, 2017
Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month
The award is used to recognize non-bargaining classified staff employees who are dependable, punctual, productive, positive, show initiative, take on additional responsibilities and serve as a role model. The entire Ohio University community, including students, is welcome to submit a nomination form.

OHIO Phonathon teaches students marketing skills; introducing new manager Meghan Stursa
The OHIO Phonathon teaches students life, marketing skills. And its new director Meghan Stursa says its about Bobcats helping Bobcats.

Lonsbury golf outing connects students, alumni, and Athens community
The annual event mixes scholarship with sport, all in the memory of an avid golfer and member of the Information and Telecommunication Systems Management Advisory Board Thomas Lonsbury.

Sep 13, 2017
Southern Campus launches unique peer mentoring program
This year’s Bobcat Pursuing Achievement With Southern (PAWS) students will serve as the inaugural cohort of a unique peer mentorship program, Ohio University Southern-Office of Multicultural Student Access and Retention Peer Mentor Program (OUS-OMSAR PMP).

CLDC event caters to students interested in careers in government
For Ohio University students interested in pursuing a career in government, the Career and Leadership Development Center is hosting its second annual Government Jobs Spotlight from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, in Baker University Center 503.

African Night to celebrate African culture Sept. 23
The African Students Union will host African Night at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 in Walter Hall Rotunda. Tickets cost $7 and will be available outside of the Baker University Center fourth floor leading up to the event.

OHIO Hockey to host free Green vs. White game on Sept. 15
The OHIO Bobcats Hockey Team will be hosting a free Green vs. White game at 7:30 p.m. Friday Sept. 15, at Bird Arena, followed by a free “Skate with the ’Cats” event.

1804 Fund graduate project awardees, medical research, writing retreats and theater lighting technology
The Trustees of The Ohio University Foundation granted approximately $268,000 to six innovative projects at OHIO for the 1804 Fund Faculty Research and Graduate Studies Awards.

Sugar Bush Foundation opens application for funding
The Sugar Bush Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 funding cycle.

Photo exhibit celebrates Ohio University Lancaster history
To celebrate sixty years of providing higher education access and affordability to Central Ohio, Ohio University Lancaster is proud to unveil a sixty photo installation to commemorate the anniversary.

Free bicycle valet parking available near Peden Stadium during Sept. 16 OHIO football game
This Saturday, Sept. 16, the OHIO community is encouraged to ride their bicycles to Peden Stadium for the 12 p.m. start against Kansas; OHIO’s free Bobcat Bike Valet service will take care of your bikes during the football game.

Sep 14, 2017
Plant biology alumni, faculty, students honor Cohn at research symposium
Ohio University Environmental & Plant Biology alumni, faculty and students gathered Sept. 9 to honor the late Dr. Norman S. Cohn, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, at the Norman S. Cohn Research Symposium.

Ohio University Eastern announces College Credit Plus Information Night
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus will host College Credit Plus Information Night on Thursday, Sept. 28, in the Shannon Hall Theater at 6 p.m. This particular session is geared toward prospective students who would like to begin the program in January 2018.

University Program Council to host Parents Brunch
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a Parents Brunch from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Ohio University named SPJ’s Outstanding Campus Chapter for second year in a row
The Society of Professional Journalists honored the Ohio University SPJ chapter with the Outstanding Campus Chapter award for the second year in a row for its commitment to SPJ’s mission and the profession of journalism.

Office of Sustainability provides tips for making a positive impact on campus efforts
With the new academic year now in full swing, students, faculty and staff are encouraged to contribute to the sustainability profile of campus by engaging in sustainable behaviors. Tips for making a positive impact on campus have been provided by the staff of the Office of Sustainability.

Special presentations to address intensive English programs, trends in global education
The Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) is bringing two speakers to Ohio University’s Athens Campus for special presentations on trends in global education and intensive English programs on Monday, Sept. 18, and Thursday, Sept. 21.

President Nellis and first lady participate in first Interfaith Peace Walk
Two of this year’s first-time participants in the Interfaith Peace Walk were OHIO’s first couple, President M. Duane Nellis and first lady Ruthie Nellis. The event was created to engage people of all faith traditions and philosophical and ethical orientations.

Registration now open for Startup Weekend Athens Oct. 13-15
Event teaches participants how to take business idea from concept to creation.

Five OHIO faculty members named 2017 Presidential Research Scholars
Scholars recognized for excellence in the areas of physical sciences and engineering, and social and behavioral sciences.

New workshop series supporting survivors of sexual assault kicks off Sept. 18
This fall, Ohio University is offering a five-part skills/support workshop for student survivors of sexual assault, dating/domestic violence, and stalking.

Sep 15, 2017
OHIO’s Career and Internship Fair: One-day event to bring opportunities to students, alumni
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. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Information sessions for first-year student scholarship program begin Sept. 26
First-year students interested in developing their leadership skills and connecting with their peers – all while offsetting some of the cost of their tuition – are encouraged to apply for Ohio University’s Pepsi Scholars Program.

Eastbound lane of South Green Drive at Peden Stadium will close Sept. 20
The eastbound lane of South Green Drive will be closed from Peden Stadium to Oxbow Trail beginning Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Oct. 6. This closure is necessary to relocate utilities in support of the new Sook Academic Center.

Office of Emergency Programs announces upcoming training programs
OHIO's Office of Emergency Programs will offer two training sessions in November and December focused on active shooter response and tabletop exercise.

Annual Cookout with the Dean connects college community
To kick off the academic year, the Scripps College of Communication invited the Ohio University community for the third annual Cookout with the Dean. Students, staff and faculty alike joined Dean Scott Titsworth, the five school directors and other faculty and staff for a cookout on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Schoonover Center.

Faculty and staff wellness program Healthy OHIO starts Oct. 1
Since 2008, Healthy OHIO has been a cornerstone of the wellness programming that WellWorks – a College of Health Sciences and Professions initiative – and University Human Resources collaboratively offer for OHIO employees and their spouses/partners. Healthy OHIO has continued to grow each year, providing an annual health screening and education to more than 1,600 participants this past spring.

UCM Annual Report highlights successes from 2016-17
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual report, which highlights many of the initiatives and projects the department completed during the 2016-17 academic year.

CHSP and OhioHealth team up to offer Dreamland event series on opioid abuse
On October 11 and 13 Sam Quinones, journalist and author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic, will present CHSP’s annual public Grover Lecture, lead community discussions and forums in Athens and Nelsonville and meet with physicians, nurses, community health leaders and others on the front lines of the crisis in the region.

Sep 16, 2017
Doctoral physics students share interests in fundamentals of the Universe
Doctoral students working with faculty members associated with INPP and the Physics & Astronomy Department shared their research and findings in an afternoon poster session.

Briscoe receives a Fulbright award to the UK
Dr. Robert Briscoe, Professor of Philosophy, was awarded a Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship from the US-UK Fulbright Commission. He will conduct research at the University of Glasgow.

ELIP goes global, collaborates with Korean University in online certificates
The English Language Improvement Program is collaborating with Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and offering two online CUFS certificates—one in TESOL and Teaching English to Young Learners, and one in Business English.

Contemporary History ¦ How we have come to understand the end of World War II in India, Sept. 21
The Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Neilesh Bose on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 4:30 p.m. in Baker 242. His theme is "India in World War II: War and Memories Between Empire and Nation."

Open forum on New Ohio University 'Freedom of Expression' policies, Sept. 19
The Students for Law, Justice & Culture are coordinating an open forum on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 5-7 p.m. in Walter 235.

Food Studies partners with Athens Vegan Cooking Workshop
The student leaders of the Food Matters student organization at Ohio University and Athens Vegan Cooking Workshop, hosted by Conscious Ohio, are partnering in hopes of bringing together students who are interested in sustainable eating and where their food comes from.

Volcanologist Patricia Nadeau joins Geological Sciences
The Geological Sciences Department welcomes Dr. Patricia Nadeau as a visiting assistant professor this fall.

Sep 18, 2017
New login requirement coming for Faculty & Advising Center on Sep. 28, 2017
At noon on Sep. 28, 2017, Faculty & Advising Center - the system used by instructors and advisors to access class lists, advisee lists, and grades - will join a growing list of OHIO online services that feature a login protection called multi-factor authentication.

In Search of Fellini screening, Q&A with alumna Nancy Cartwright
The Scripps College of Communication, Athena Cinema and the College of Fine Arts are honored to have accomplished actress, writer, and producer Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons, The Replacements) in-house to present her latest film, In Search of Fellini, for two screenings on Friday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. 


Alumnus' work in health care policy, recognized at Federal Government Luncheon
In its sixth year, the luncheon, hosted in Washington, brings together alumni who have made significant impact in public service

Community invited to welcome reception for Japan American Society director
The executive director of the Japan America Society of Central Ohio (JASCO) will visit Ohio University on Monday, Sept. 25, and all faculty, staff, students and area residents are invited to the welcome reception from 9 to 10:45 a.m. in the Friends of the Library Room on the third floor of Alden Library.

iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 18-24
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events.

Bobcat Battalion hosts third 9/11 Stair Challenge
Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program hosted its third annual 9/11 Stair Challenge and memorial ceremony on Sept. 10. Participants ran 2,071 steps, which represented the 2,071 steps in one of the New York City World Trade Center’s two towers.

Thousands visit OHIO to experience replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial (VIDEO)
Sunday, Sept. 17, concluded a three-and-a-half-day period of reflection, education, mourning and healing on Ohio University’s Athens Campus as thousands took time to experience "The Wall That Heals," a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

Introducing Skype for Business: 3 ways to stay in touch
Free online tool can enhance faculty & staff communications with instant messaging, video chat/screen sharing, and online meetings.

University is seeking input on interim policy 24.014
Ohio University is seeking input on interim policy 24.014

Ohio University sets record for academic quality among enrolled freshmen
Enrollment numbers are in and Ohio University, once again, has been successful in its efforts to recruit an incoming class with high-quality academic credentials.

Sep 19, 2017
Images capture powerful moments from ‘Wall That Heals’ visit (PHOTOS)
Photos capture powerful moments that occurred during "The Wall That Heals," a half-scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, visit to Ohio University's Athens Campus Sept. 14-17.

Ohio University Mock Trial Team selects 30 students, expands to 3 teams
The Ohio University Mock Trial Team has selected 30 students to compete during the 2017-18 school year. This is the third year for the Ohio University Mock Trial team, a student organization affiliated with the Center for Law Justice & Culture.

Scripps College of Communication students complete six-week screenwriting, documentary storytelling program in Ireland
Eleven Ohio University students, including eight from the Scripps College of Communication, spent their summer in Ireland studying Screenwriting, Documentary Storytelling and Irish Culture Through Media.

Library adds card-swipe access
Students can now access both the second and fourth floors of the Library 24 hours-a-day, five days-a-week. One door on each floor has a card reader located beside it.

Libraries and Ohio University Press partner to host Bobcats Publish
Undergraduate and graduate students will gather Thursday, Sept. 28 in the Wolfe Garden outside Alden Library’s fourth floor to exhibit student publications and encourage discussion among student publishers.

Sep 20, 2017
OHIO Hockey, Power 105.5 FM announce new ‘OHIO Hockey Coach’s Show’
OHIO Hockey is partnering with Power 105.5 FM to run a weekly “OHIO Hockey Coach’s Show” on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. The half-hour show will debut Wednesday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the West End Cider House.

OHIO’s first, only women’s scholar program open to first-year students
The Margaret Boyd Scholars Program, Ohio University’s first and only women’s scholar program, is seeking applications from first-year female students on the Athens Campus who are interested in participating in a four-year academic enrichment and leadership development experience.

Colin Gabler to present “To Buy or Not to Buy, That is the Question” at Sept. 27 Café Conversation
Event to be held in Baker Center Front Room.

Dr. Julia Paxton shares her experiences with service learning in economics
The Office of Instructional Innovation released a new story about how community experiences add depth and context Dr. Paxton's students that they wouldn’t otherwise experience in their studies.

School of Art + Design exhibition, symposium and performances tackle local and global political, cultural concerns
The Ohio University School of Art + Design presents the exhibition “Material Histories: Cultures of Resistance,” on view Sept. 29-Oct. 22 at The Majestic Galleries in Nelsonville, with an opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 29 and an accompanying day-long symposium Oct. 13 in Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall, in The School of Art + Design.

A Bobcat Wherever He Went, James William Reed Honored By 'The Wall That Heals'
The Vietnam War exhibit bears the name of the alumnus, who inspired his family’s love for OHIO.

Ohio University will kick off master’s in higher education cohort in January
Ohio University will be kicking off a Master’s in Higher Education (MHE) cohort in January 2018. Over several years, the MHE program has helped a wide variety of professionals launch and advance their careers in higher education.

Cleveland politician Nina Turner will host ‘90 Minutes’ conversation Sept. 27
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” candid conversation with Nina Turner, an up and coming Cleveland politician, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Schoonover 145.

Sep 21, 2017
Ohio Men's Basketball's Phillips participates in 'Challenged By Choice' [VIDEO]
Men's Basketball Head Coach Saul Phillips recently participated in 'Challenged By Choice,' an event where people from the community are invited to personally experience having a disability at their place of employment. His disability simulation was vision impairment

Immigration attorney to visit campus, talk with students, faculty and staff on Sept. 27
Immigration attorney Ken Robinson will visit Ohio University from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, in the Friends of the Library Room on the third floor of Alden Library to talk with students, faculty and staff who have questions or concerns about the proposed changes to immigration regulations in the U.S.

A message regarding religious accommodation from Interim Executive Vice President and Provost David Descutner
The following message regarding religious accommodation for faculty, staff and students was sent by Interim Executive Vice President and Provost David Descutner to the Ohio University community on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

MyOHIO Success Network available to students
The MyOHIO Success Network, an information and communication hub, can help you easily connect with your students and the other Ohio University faculty and staff supporting them.

Global Opportunities Fair attracts record turnout of students
Nearly 1,000 Ohio University students learned about the wide range of study away opportunities available to them in the U.S. and around the world during the Global Opportunities Fair on Monday, Sept. 18.

UHR will host Faculty & Staff Resource Fair Oct. 17
Representatives will be on hand from several University departments, as well as from approved retirement providers. The fair will also feature OPERS seminars, free flu shots, and door prize drawings.

Celebrate this week's #TBT with a look at greek life
Formal Sorority Recruitment 2017 starts on Saturday, Sept. 23. This video offers a look back at OHIO Greek Life past, featuring the faces, fashions, and hairstyles of 1986.

Sep 22, 2017
’90 Minutes’ conversation with former Ohio senator, Bernie backer Nina Turner
The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism will host a “90 Minutes Series” candid conversation with Nina Turner, a former Ohio senator and Bernie backer, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27 in Schoonover 145. The talk is free and open to the public.

SMART Dialogue Series fall presenters announced
For the second year, the Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab will hold its Dialogue Series. The series offers an interactive opportunity for Ohio University graduate students, faculty members and other scholars to present their work in social media, and receive feedback from audience members.

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Lancaster’s Pamela Kaylor
An associate lecturer in Ohio University Lancaster’s School of Communication Studies who also teaches courses in women’s and gender studies, Pamela Kaylor is the latest OHIO faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series.

A message from Ohio University Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator Sara L. Trower on U.S. Department of Education’s interim guidance on Title IX
A message from Ohio University Executive Director and Title IX Coordinator Sara L. Trower on U.S. Department of Education’s interim guidance on Title IX

Quad Rugby 2017: Battle the Blitz
On Saturday, Sept. 30, contestants can take on the Buckeye Blitz, a semi-professional quad rugby. The event is sponsored by CHSP's division of physical therapy. Registration is still open for this event, which runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and community members can form a wheelchair rugby team of 4-5 players at a cost of just $100 per team. All proceeds are donated to the Ohio Buckeye Blitz to assist with costs related to equipment and travel.

Sep 24, 2017
Neuroscience Program Hosts Research Colloquium in October
Neurons will fire across Lake Hope Lodge on Oct. 7 as Ohio University’s neuroscientists convene to discuss their research in the first annual “Neuroscience Research Day.”

Gawande lecture presents 'Voices of Silence: Deconstructing Ancient Indian Cultural History,' Oct. 5
The Gawande Lecture Series in Indian Religion and Philosophy and the Friends of India Endowment present “Voices of Silence: Deconstructing Ancient Indian Cultural History,” a lecture by Dr. Patrick Olivelle, on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Bentley Hall 110.

Ohio University will debut new homepage feature on Sept. 27
Visitors to Ohio University’s homepage will experience OHIO’s digital front door in a new way beginning Wednesday, Sept. 27, with the introduction of a large video featured prominently on the website, www.ohio.edu.

Sep 25, 2017
University partners with Revature to train the next generation of tech talent
Ohio University and Revature, a leading technology talent development company, has announced a strategic partnership to provide OHIO students with free, hands-on technology training that will prepare them to fill critical gaps in the state’s workforce.

New student ambassador group kicks off the beginning of recruitment season
OUC Student Recruitment Coordinator, Neeley Allen, discusses the impact of the Student Ambassadors at OUC.

Faculty Expert Series: A brief history of Immigration in the U.S.
Dr. John O'Keefe discusses how the American immigration system has reached a point of bitter divide through historical context.

Oct. 6 event to feature OHIO graduate and international law expert, alumni panel
The Ohio University Center for International Studies will welcome several distinguished alumni back to campus on Friday, Oct. 6, for a keynote speech and panel discussion in Baker University Center.

iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events.

Tickets on sale for International Student Union’s Oct. 1 International Dinner
Ohio University’s International Student Union will celebrate its 30th anniversary at this year’s International Dinner on Sunday, Oct. 1, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Homecoming 2017 returns to Paint the Town Green
Homecoming 2017 welcomes back the 15th annual Paint the Town Green decoration contest that unites the University and the town of Athens

Dr. Brianna Becker begins first year as director of Hillel at Ohio University
Dr. Brianna “Bree” Becker, who began her duties as the new director of Jewish life at Hillel at Ohio University in July, said she is excited about working closely with the University to better serve the local Jewish community.

Exhibition: ‘State of the Arts’ celebrates high school art educators in the Ohio region
The School of Art + Design presents a juried selection of art from visual art educators across the state in Ohio University’s fifth annual “State of the Arts” exhibition, on view Sept. 26–Oct. 14, in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall. An opening reception is planned for 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, in the gallery, and is free and open to the public.

‘Wall That Heals’ helps Gold Star mother share son’s war heroics
Heroes do exist. That is the message that 90-year-old Gold Star Mother Ann Waymire wants you to know, and she has dedicated the past 50 years of her life to making sure that her heroic son Jackie L. Waymire’s ultimate sacrifice is not forgotten.

President M. Duane Nellis announces search committee for Ohio University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost
President M. Duane Nellis announces the members of the search committee for Ohio University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost.

2017 Culinary Services Customer Satisfaction Survey is now open
All students, faculty and staff are invited to participate in Ohio University Culinary Services' campus-wide customer satisfaction survey now through Oct. 11.

National Eating Disorders Awareness Walk is Sept. 30
The event is being held to raise funds and awareness for eating disorder advocacy, research, treatment, and recovery. This year's walk will feature inspirational speakers, live music, Ohio University’s Title IX, yoga and much more.

OHIO Theater Division presents ‘In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,’ by Sarah Ruhl
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater is proud to present the first production of the 2017–18 season, “In The Next Room, or The Vibrator Play,” by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Shelley Delaney, presented in the Forum Theater, Oct. 5–7 and 10–14.

Sep 26, 2017
Ohio University, University of Toledo to partner for population health research, academics
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and The University of Toledo College of Health and Human Services are pleased to invite you to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding formalizing the commitment of our universities to collaborate on important population health efforts.

Ohio University observes National Preparedness Month with business continuity planning 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 aiding in preparedness efforts of academic and administrative units with significant progress in its efforts surrounding business continuity planning.

OHIO’s Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students recognized with multiple national awards
OHIO’s Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society for First-Year Students recognized with multiple national awards

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.

English welcomes new faculty, Edmond Chang
The English Department welcomes newly hired assistant professor Edmond Chang, who comes to OHIO from the University of Oregon.

Ted Strickland joins Wealth & Poverty Theme this fall
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is spending a few months at Ohio University this fall getting involved with Wealth & Poverty theme students and faculty.

New fitness organization for girls CHAARG seeks new members
The Ohio University CHAARG (Changing Health, Attitudes and Actions to Recreate Girls) chapter was founded by Athens native Elyse Lutz last spring and now the student fitness organization is looking to grow.

Sep 27, 2017
Ohio Program of Intensive English celebrates 50th anniversary, Oct. 4
The Ohio Program of Intensive English invites the Ohio University and Athens community to celebrate 50 years of excellence in helping students prepare culturally and linguistically for their academic studies and professional careers. The OPIE 50th anniversary is Wednesday, Oct. 4, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Nelson Dining Hall B

OHIO Hockey announces Hall of Fame class for 60th season
OHIO Hockey will celebrate its 60th anniversary season by inducting former player and head coach Tiff Cook, goaltender Bill Gurnick and defenseman Ryan Johnston into its Hall of Fame.

Alumna Nancy Cartwright visits Athens for ‘In Search of Fellini’ screenings
This past weekend, Scripps College of Communication alumna Nancy Cartwright returned to Athens to host two special screenings of her film “In Search of Fellini” at the Athena Cinema on Sept. 22 and 23. Cartwright, who is perhaps best known as the voice of Bart Simpson from “The Simpsons,” wrote and served as executive producer on the movie.

ITS alumna JJ DiGeronimo emphasizes the importance of women in STEM careers on Oct. 4
Like many young students who are picking a major, Ohio University alumna JJ DiGeronimo, BSC ’95, wanted to study something that was going to get her hired. So, she decided to study what was then called communication systems management in the J. W. McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems.

Stand up and cheer for the 2017 OHIO Cheermeister!
This year's video contest winner received the most Facebook 'likes' for creating a video that represented the Bobcat spirit

Voinovich School lunch and learn celebrates public lands with a hike on the Ridges
The latest installment in the Voinovich School Lunch and Learn series this Friday, Sept. 29, will celebrate national public lands and explore our own not-so-hidden gem and de-facto community park, the Ridges. The two-part event will begin with talks from Stefan Gleissberg and Gabrielle Russel, followed up by a guided hike on the Ridges.

Cleveland chosen for OHIO networking week
The city will be the venue for the upcoming event where students get a peek into life in after graduation

AEP Foundation awards $300,000 to Voinovich School environmental programs
The American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation recently awarded $300,000 in grants for environmental programs at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs at Ohio University.

Five Ohio University students win big at Global Opportunities Fair
Ohio University’s Office of Global Opportunities awarded study away scholarships to five students through a social media scholarship raffle that took place during the Global Opportunities Fair on Monday, Sept. 18.

Ohio University to welcome Woldia University president to campus with Oct. 5 reception
Ohio University is hosting a welcome reception for Woldia University President Yalew Endawoke Mulu from 9 to 10:45 a.m.Thursday, Oct. 5, in the Friends of the Library Room on the third floor of Alden Library.

Financial Aid Basics workshop coming Oct. 5 to Ohio University Eastern
The Ohio University Eastern Student Services Office will be holding a free Financial Aid Basics workshop on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 6 p.m. in Shannon Hall.

OHIO community invited to participate in Athens Area Stand Down for homeless, at-risk veterans
Several entities on Ohio University’s Athens Campus are participating in the Oct. 6 Athens Area Stand Down, to benefit area homeless or at-risk veterans and other community members who are homeless or at-risk, and are encouraging members of the OHIO community to contribute to the effort.

Sep 28, 2017
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. Look for stories this month to learn how you can make a difference.

‘House Proud’ exhibit displays at Kennedy Museum of Art
The Ohio University Kennedy Museum of Art is hosting the “House Proud, Portraits of the American Home” exhibition. It will be on display through Dec. 17.

Bobcats in the NFL: Indianapolis Colts linebacker Tarell Basham
Welcome to a four-part series of former Bobcats in the NFL. Through Q and A's over the phone, OhioBobcats.com Feature Writer Pete Nakos will bring you a weekly story on a Bobcat.

Sep 29, 2017
Ohio University Eastern announces fall visitation event
High school juniors, seniors and their parents are invited to a fall visitation event called OHIO Discovery Day at Ohio University’s Eastern Campus on Friday, Oct. 20, beginning at 10 a.m.

RSVP deadline approaching for Ohio University Eastern’s 60th Anniversary Gala
Ohio University Eastern’s 60th Anniversary Gala will take place on Saturday, Oct. 14, at River City Restaurant, and the deadline to register is Friday, Oct. 6.

Annual International Education Week photo contest accepting entries
Ohio University's Office of Global Opportunities is accepting entries for the fourth annual International Education Week Photo Contest now through 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 16.

Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Nov. 10
Any member of the Ohio University community can now nominate an OHIO administrator for the Outstanding Administrator Award, given each year to three administrators for their outstanding contributions to Ohio University.

Call for Halloween Green Jacket volunteers
This year's City of Athens Halloween street party is Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. In an effort to keep Ohio University and surrounding areas safe, the university utilizes a program known as "Green Jackets." This program was created to provide an additional presence on and around campus during this celebration.

Ohio University School of Music presents concert, lecture by celebrated pianist Vadym Kholodenko
The Ohio University School of Music is pleased to announce a concert by the acclaimed pianist Vadym Kholodenko, inaugurating the school’s newly acquired Steinway concert grand piano, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8 in Glidden Recital Hall. This event is free and open to the public.

Reaffirming OHIO's values as an inclusive community
In a message to the University community, President Nellis and Vice President for Student Affairs Pina reaffirm OHIO's values of inclusion and respect for others.

Ohio University releases dates for 2018-19 Family Weekends
Ohio University announces the dates of its Family Weekends for the 2018-19 academic year.

A Clery Act message from Ohio University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance
A Clery Act message from Ohio University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance

Come ‘Back on the Bricks’ for Homecoming 2017
Homecoming week is packed with fun events for OHIO alumni and friends

Passing the Crown: Eastern Campus College Credit Plus student gives up spot on Homecoming Court
Ohio University Eastern College Credit Plus student and Union Local senior Haley Porter was voted to the school's Homecoming Court, but opted to give up her spot to classmate and friend Cortney Bugala, who has cerebral palsey.

Ohio University Press plans to be 'Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks' Oct. 7
The largest and oldest university press in Ohio will be greeting alumni at Homecoming 2017 with a Saturday book sale outside of Baker University Center.