Compass Archives

Oct 1, 2014
Chillicothe Campus faculty members make their mark
Faculty members earn honor, publish textbook and other news from OU-C

Southern Campus electronic media students taking skills to the football field
Ohio University Southern electronic media students are spending their Friday nights on local football fields, practicing the skills they're learning in television production and broadcast.

Career fair in College of Health Sciences and Professions planned
The College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting a career fair from 10 a.m. to noon, Oct. 3, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Marching 110 chosen as nation's best college marching band again
For the second time, the Ohio University Marching 110 has been awarded the top spot in the "Best College Marching Bands" rankings.

Theater's first play "bobrauschenbergamerica" opens Oct. 1
Ohio University's Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present the play "bobrauschenbergamerica," at 8 p.m. Oct. 1-4 and Oct. 8-11.

Science Café Oct. 8: Brooke Hallowell to discuss assessing comprehension in adults with neurological disorders
Brooke Hallowell, Ohio University professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been developing novel eye tracking methods to assess comprehension in adults who have a variety of neurological disorders.

Oct 2, 2014
Security tips: Encryption
Encryption protects you from hackers and thieves by ensuring unauthorized people cannot access or modify your information.

Meet the author event to be held at Lancaster Campus
An author with ties to Lancaster will be reading from her new novel at Ohio University Lancaster on October 8. Laura Wettersten taught music at Saint Mary’s school in Lancaster before becoming a librarian and author. Her first novel for young adults, My Faire Lady, was published this summer by Simon & Schuster. Her presentation at OUL is being sponsored by the Hannah V. McCauley Library.

OUPD, APD hold campus conversation to discuss race relations
The Athens and Ohio University police chiefs met with OHIO’s African American community on Thursday, Sept. 25 to help build a relationship between them and discuss recent events in Ferguson, Mo.

Video captures highlights from Cirque de OHIO
On Sept. 24, Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center partnered with Residential Housing to present “Cirque de OHIO,” an event featuring the Columbus Zoo and the Cincinnati Circus Company and designed to encourage Bobcats to embrace their inner child.

Nuit Blanche all-night arts festival is Oct. 4
Nuit Blanche (means White Night in French), an annual all-night arts festival, will take place in Athens on Saturday, Oct. 4. The event brings contemporary art to the public.

Author of 'Gaga Feminism' kicks off LGBTQ certificate, Oct. 2
Jack Halberstam, author of Gaga Feminism, kicks off the new undergraduate LGBTQ Certificate with a talk on “A Path So Twisted: Thinking Wildly With and Through Punk Feminisms” on Thursday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m. in Scripps Auditorium.

Culinary Services customer satisfaction survey conducted through October
Ohio University Culinary Services is currently conducting a campus wide customer satisfaction survey.

First Interprofessional Education Day held Friday
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are hosting the first Interprofessional Education Symposium from 7:45 a.m. to noon, Friday, Oct. 3, in Grover Center.

Schedule of events
Schedule of events

First bomb-sniffing dog starts work at OUPD
It’s just a few hours before the first home football game of the season, and Alex, the first bomb-sniffing dog working for the Ohio University Police Department, is using his keen sense of smell to assist OUPD Officer Tim Woodyard inside the stadium.

OHIO hosts Ebola panel discussion
Scholars and doctors from Ohio University held a panel discussion Friday, Sept. 26, to discuss the Ebola epidemic as the death rate across West Africa continues to grow.

Faculty, staff 'Green Jackets' needed for Halloween street party
In an effort to keep Ohio University and surrounding areas safe, the University utilizes a program known as "Green Jackets" during the annual Halloween celebration.

Oct 3, 2014
Study of escalator at Baker University Center underway
A study underway at Baker University Center will determine if there is a benefit to turning off the escalator after the building closes in the evening.

Oct 5, 2014
Bobcat mascot is focus of Homecoming Selfie Project
The 1990 version of the Ohio University Bobcat mascot will be made into a life-size cardboard cutout as a part of the upcoming Homecoming Selfie Project.

Libraries’ Homecoming display represents a walk down memory lane
On Homecoming Weekend, the fifth annual OHIO Libraries’ Homecoming Display will provide a glimpse into Ohio University’s rich and storied past for students, faculty, alumni and visitors.

LGBT Center celebrates anniversary with Sweet 16 Tailgate
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center will celebrate its 16th year on Ohio University’s campus by hosting a Sweet 16 Tailgate immediately after the homecoming parade on Oct. 11.

Oct 6, 2014
Passing down the Pawprint: Legacy Scholarship offers awards to children of alumni
For Legacy Scholars, attending Ohio University is a family affair. OHIO boasts high ratings of families who pass along their green and white pride to their posterity. To honor these legacies, the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) established the Legacy Program. The program offers special events and provides scholarships, access and discounts for legacies.

Branding OHIO through a new
Get your desktop, tablet or mobile phone ready for the new Making its debut on Thursday, Oct. 9, the new site will feature bigger, bolder images and a design that is mobile optimized!

New Lancaster Campus arts and cultural events website
New Lancaster Campus arts and cultural events website

OHIO Club Sports program participates in National Hazing Prevention Week
The Ohio University Club Sports program recently engaged in the first-ever OHIO Club Sports Hazing Prevention Contest to raise awareness campus-wide about hazing and to generate a conversation about hazing prevention.

Concepts shared during public forum for possible uses of The Ridges
Ohio University and Athens community members were treated to a new view of the property and buildings at The Ridges when The Ridges Master Plan Committee and the consultant team Schooley Caldwell Associates (SCA) and MKSK shared preliminary concepts for possible future uses of the former Athens Lunatic Asylum in a public forum Wednesday evening.

Eastern Campus’ Great Western School featured on rubberneck tour
The 42nd annual Belmont County Rubberneck Tour was recently held in southeastern Ohio, and once again featured the Great Western School, located on the Ohio University Eastern Campus.

Celebrating ALL members of the Bobcat Family on National Coming Out Day
This editorial is the first in a new Compass series, Diversity 101. The series is authored by members of the Office for Diversity and Inclusion and focuses on transforming and inspiring community at OHIO.

From Bobcat Nation to the Navajo Nation to Capitol Hill: Bob Klein inspires, empowers, advocates for math teachers and learners
Bob Klein’s hours outside of the classroom are spent inspiring, empowering and advocating on behalf of math students and educators throughout the nation – efforts that in the past year have taken him from Bobcat Nation to the Navajo Nation to Capitol Hill.

Classified Service Awards Ceremony honors 170 staffers
Ohio University paid homage to about 170 employees on Thursday, Oct. 2, during the 45th annual Classified Service Awards Ceremony. Classified Senate and University Human Resources sponsored the Baker University Center Ballroom event.

Ribbon cutting for OHIO’s Allen Center is Oct. 10
The Allen Center at Ohio University will host a Grand Opening from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10. It houses the Allen Student Advising Center and Undergraduate Orientation Programs.

Trustees' Audit Committee to hold special meeting Oct. 9
There will be a special meeting of the Ohio University Board of Trustees Audit Committee from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Oct. 9 in Columbus.

Volunteers needed to count supplies for Cardboard Camelot
Ohio University’s Office of Recycling & Refuse has teamed up with the Department of Campus Recreation to create the world’s biggest cardboard structure — called Cardboard Camelot — and volunteers are needed to help count thousands of boxes.

Oct 7, 2014
Lancaster Campus participates in Fairfield County Fair
Lancaster Campus participates in Fairfield County Fair

Students asked to cast votes for Homecoming king, queen
Online voting for Ohio University’s 2014 Homecoming king and queen began Monday morning and continues through 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 10. All Ohio University students are eligible to cast votes.

Political geographer from University of Melbourne to visit OHIO Friday
A political geographer focused on the social impacts and responses to environmental change will present “Climate Change and Human Security” at a public address in Ohio University’s Walter Hall 235 on Oct. 10 from 3:05 to 4:30 p.m.

American Ways of War in the 20th & 21st Century? Oct. 14
The Contemporary History Institute welcomes back David J. Ulbrich, lecturing on “American Ways of War in the 20th & 21st Century?” on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Anatomy of a Bobcat: Scientists reveal new images of the famed feline behind the OHIO mascot
In honor of Homecoming, Lawrence Witmer, a professor of anatomy in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and biological sciences doctoral student Don Cerio have launched the Visible Interactive Bobcat website.

Oct 8, 2014
Lancaster Campus L.E.A.D. program leads the way during 13th year [SLIDESHOW]
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Leadership Enhancement Acquisition Delegation (L.E.A.D.) will be learning about managing service projects and event planning during an all-day seminar this Friday.

37th annual Costa Lecture in History to feature Yale professor
Joanne Freeman, professor of history and American studies at Yale University, will deliver the 37th Costa Lecture in History at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, in Baker University Center Ballroom B.

Ninth annual Scripps Day planned for Oct. 14
The ninth annual Scripps Day at Ohio University will take place Tuesday, Oct. 14, and will feature a Scripps Expo, a plenary session and the naming of the Scripps Next Top Intern.

UCM releases latest OHIO e-greetings, social media downloads in honor of Homecoming
The site also includes graphics designed to capture the OHIO experience, including campus beauty shots highlighting each of the seasons, photos spotlighting campus landmarks, and images celebrating the University’s “it’s you” branding campaign.

WOUB to stream Ohio University's Homecoming Parade
WOUB will be broadcasting Ohio University's annual Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Oct. 11, from the corner of Court and Union Streets beginning at 10 a.m.

#NewForYou to celebrate launch of redesigned
Would you like to be on the new Get your chance with the #NewForYou celebration from noon to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9,

University Libraries faces, embraces changing landscape
Since its founding two centuries ago, University Libraries has continuously faced and embraced change, maturing into a dynamic top-tier research library whose resources include three million volumes, comprehensive electronic resources, and world-renowned special collections.

Homecoming Parade to be aired on cable TV
Parade fans can watch the live broadcast of the Ohio University Homecoming Parade on saturday, Oct. 11 on local cable TV.

Old temporarily available to help you transition to the new design
Even the best change can take some getting used to, and with this in mind, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) is making the old version of the homepage available for viewing for a short period of time following the launch of the newly redesigned on Oct. 9.

Ceremony rededicates memorial stone
Chillicothe Campus engages with community to battle domestic violence and other news and events from OU-C

Oct 9, 2014
Test Score Office moves to Haning Hall Oct. 14
On Oct. 14 the Test Score Office will move to Haning 018d. The new location will offer the same services as the old, while being slightly more accessible.

Bobcats celebrate Homecoming by making OHIO-themed art
This week’s “how-to” event was designed with Homecoming in mind and gave Bobcats a chance to bond while creating Ohio University keepsakes.

Columbus Magazine editor to speak at Lancaster Campus on how social media has changed the job of the critic
In a world where social media is king, everybody has an opinion and everybody can publish it. That has changed Brian Lindamood’s job and the way he does it.

A new CUE for you
If you have seen the Ohio University website today, you’ve doubtless noticed a new look. And the University’s central Calendar of University Events (CUE) also received an updated look that is complementary to the OHIO homepage and its new featured-event space.

Paint the Town Green 2014 winners announced
Local businesses and OHIO offices showed off their Bobcat pride by competing for best Paint the Town Green Homecoming decorations while raising food and funds for the Athens Food Pantry.

OHIO alumnus establishes scholarship to honor HS math teacher
In December 2013, alumnus Randall Grossman established the Robert Rudroff Memorial Honors Tutorial College Scholarship to honor the memory of his beloved teacher and mentor who died unexpectedly. The scholarship is part of the OHIO Match program.

Oct 10, 2014
OHIO Experience Days are Monday
High school junior and seniors will visit Ohio University’s Athens Campus on Monday, Oct. 13, to participate in two programs intended to provide a closer look at academic programs in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology and the College of Fine Arts.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills on the following Fridays from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.: Oct. 17, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, Nov. 7 and Nov. 14.

Faculty & Staff Resource Fair is Oct. 15
Ohio University Human Resources Benefits Office will host the 2014 Faculty/ Staff Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Oct 13, 2014
Making the Front Door easier to open: OHIO improves web accessibility
OHIO’s new Front Door layout has been optimized to accommodate visitors with disabilities.

Oct. 28 event highlights new Blackboard features coming in May
New features include a Student Preview mode, improved SafeAssign integration, and a new user interface.

Mark Mechling to speak at Third Thursday event
On Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. OSU Extension Educator Mark Mechling will be at Ohio University Zanesville’s Elson Hall Auditorium to discuss the local foods production and distribution in Muskingum County.

Artist, Navy veteran to lecture, exhibit work at Zanesville Campus
Artist and Navy veteran Skip Rohde will be at the Ohio University Zanesville Campus on Monday, Oct. 13, to share his artwork and discuss experiences from a trip to Afghanistan with the U.S. Department of State in 2011.

Event at Ping to feature all things Halloween
Members of the Ohio University community are invited to kick off their Halloween celebrations a little early at the Ping Recreation Center’s “Fright Night,” which will be held from 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17.

UCMusings: Front door fame
Early in the morning on October 9, University Communications and Marketing launched a new homepage for OHIO.

Ping Center extends program offering parents a day off, night out
Ohio University’s Ping Employee Relations Club has extended its Parents’ Day Off and Parents’ Night Out programs throughout October and November.

Awards gala honors distinguished OHIO alumni and friends
This year’s annual Alumni Awards Gala honored 15 individuals who have made a significant impact on Ohio University, whether by their own professional accomplishments, service to the university—or both.

Marketing Advisory Council to present first Marketing Symposium
Ohio University community members eager to increase their knowledge and understanding of digital marketing strategies and the OHIO brand are invited to participate in an upcoming symposium hosted by the Marketing Advisory Council and University Communications and Marketing (UCM).

EthicsPoint® available for fraud reporting
In February 2006, Ohio University demonstrated its commitment to promoting a culture of ethics and integrity by contracting with EthicsPoint®, a third-party provider located in Portland, Ore., to manage the Ohio University Ethics Hotline.

Wilson Center’s environmental films will explore global connections at College Town Film Festival [VIDEO]
Three short films exploring the global interconnectivity of community and the environment will be shown at the College Town Film Festival on Friday, Oct. 17.

New Allen Center celebrates grand opening
The new and improved Ohio University Allen Center was celebrated during a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday.

Students, alumni celebrate Homecoming 2014 [PHOTOS]
Students, alumni celebrate Homecoming 2014

OHIO public health emergency response plan updated
In light of recent health news affecting many countries around the globe, Ohio University’s Emergency Programs office recently updated the OHIO Public Health Emergency Response Plan in order to ensure the safety of OHIO faculty, staff, students and visitors in the event of a health crisis.

Oct 14, 2014
Lancaster Campus volleyball and tennis teams take top honors
Congratulations to the Ohio University Lancaster Women’s Tennis Team and the Ohio University Lancaster Volleyball Team. The tennis team won the 2014 Ohio Regional Campus Conference Tournament over the weekend. The volleyball team won the Ohio Regional Campus Conference East Division title.

Loreen Giese discusses “Courtship and Cruelty” at Oct. 15 Café Conversations
Loreen Giese, professor of English, will offer a new look at early modern courtship and marriage in daily life and in famous scenes in two Shakespeare plays during her Café Conversation, "Courtship and Cruelty," 5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 15 in the Baker Center Front Room.<br />

Headline: 2014 Homecoming Slideshow
Ohio University’s 92nd Homecoming celebration was a “Bobcat Family Reunion.” Watch highlights from the week's events...

OHIO alumnus inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
After more than half a century in professional baseball, Ohio University alumnus Murray Cook was honored this past June when he was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Class of 2014.

Registration opens for Startup Weekend Athens Nov. 14-16
This 54-hour program brings together designers, developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and business experts to pitch an idea and turn it into a viable startup company.

Dinosaur breathing study shows that noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain
It's been millions of years since T. rex took its last breath, but a team led by Ohio University scientists is breathing life back into dinosaurs using high-powered computer simulations to model airflow through dinosaur snouts. The research has important implications for how dinosaurs used their noses to not only breathe but to enhance the sense of smell and cool their brains.<br />

Oct 15, 2014
Chillicothe Campus targets 'stop-out' students
OU-C offers avenue to return to college careers, entertainment named for Heritage Day and other campus news

Southern Campus dean enjoys breakfast forum with students
Ohio University Southern Dean Nicole Pennington hosted the first "Doughnuts with the Dean" breakfast forum on Oct. 14.

Men, women and children to rally against gendered violence at Lancaster Campus "Take Back the Night"
The role men play in fighting violence against women and children will be at the center of this year’s “Take Back the Night” event at Ohio University Lancaster on October 21.

Campus-wide tobacco free initiative enters transition year
Ohio University’s Athens Campus is in a time of transition this year concerning the guidelines of a tobacco free policy, with the overall goal of complete implementation beginning next fall.

UPC hosting ‘Fall Festival’ Oct. 16 on South Beach
University Program Council invites all members of the Ohio University community to experience autumn at its “Fall Festival,” which will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at South Beach on South Green.

OHIO faculty embracing service learning initiative
The Center for Campus and Community Engagement is looking at expanding a service learning workshop being offered in November after faculty and instructors filled the available spaces within weeks.

President McDavis seeks candidates for honorary degrees
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis seeks suggestions for candidates of honorary degrees in a message to faculty and staff on Tuesday, Oct. 14.

Wood named OHIO executive director for facilities management
Steve D. Wood will join Ohio University as the newly appointed executive director for facilities management on Monday, Oct. 20.

Libraries accepting nominations for Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Fund
The OHIO Libraries is accepting proposals for the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund. The award is designed to assist tenure-track faculty in acquiring materials and collections that are critical to their research.

Libraries accepting nominations for 1804 Special Library Fund
The OHIO Libraries is now accepting proposals for the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund. The award is designed to allow the Libraries to purchase specialized books, databases and other rare resources that ordinarily would not be accessible through regular funding.

Mapping the Ohio Country: Re-enactor to discuss Colonial-era map making
On Thursday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m. the Ohio University Libraries’ Diversity Committee will host Tony Holbrook, an 18th century re-enactor and surveyor. He will speak about Colonial-era cartography and surveying.

Registrar Debra Benton elected president of state registrars association
Registrar Debra Benton was sworn in as the president of the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Offices at the association’s annual conference on Wednesday, Oct. 8.

Meet the September 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about the September 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Michael Bump.

Introducing ohiowomen, powered by Women in Philanthropy
University Advancement is launching ohiowomen, an initiative designed to inform and engage all women of Ohio University – students, alumnae, faculty and friends. Grown out of the Women in Philanthropy (WIP) program, ohiowomen will provide access to news and information, events and other opportunities to become involved with and support OHIO’s students, faculty and programs.

Oct 16, 2014
Email upgrade: Employee pilot scheduled for end of month
Work continues to make free/busy times visible for all users of both systems. Employee pilot expected to start by end of October.

IT Security Seminar to feature live disaster response simulation
This free mini-conference looks at both technical and non-technical aspects of keeping personal and work-related data secure.

Lancaster Campus workshops designed to help undecided students find a major
There are a large number of students at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington who have trouble answering the question “What’s your major?”  That’s because those students are undecided, meaning they have not declared a major yet.  Data shows that students who have a clear goal are more focused, stay motivated to go to class and earn the best possible grades.  That’s why Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington advisors are holding workshops on how to pick a major.

Safety tips for Halloween 2014
On Saturday, Oct. 25, an annual Halloween celebration will take over the Uptown area in Athens.

'Stop-out' students return to classroom at OU-C
Chillicothe Campus reaches out to students when life interrupts their college pursuits<br />

New U.S. citizens welcomed at Ohio University Eastern
Ohio University Eastern hosted a naturalization ceremony on Oct. 10, during which 73 petitioners were granted American citizenship.

U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education to hold roundtable discussion on Lancaster Campus
U.S. Department of Education Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach Lucy Johnson will be holding a forum and roundtable on rural education with school administrators and teachers at Ohio University Lancaster on October 28.

The Bobcat Store provides quality products through local and alumni partnerships
As the Ohio University Alumni Association’s online shop, it is The Bobcat Store’s mission to provide topnotch OHIO gear for past, present and future Bobcats—a goal shared by its team members and partners.

Jason Trembly to discuss hydraulic fracturing at Oct. 22 Science Café
As the number of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," operations continues to grow in the United States, so does concern for the amount of water used in the mining process and the need for cleaning the wastewater byproduct.

Mini Involvement Fair scheduled for Oct. 23
All Ohio University students are invited to join the Campus Involvement Center for a Mini Involvement Fair on Thursday, Oct. 23, from noon to 3 p.m. on the third floor of Baker University Center.

Ohio University Eastern spikers seek back-to-back state crowns
The 2014 Ohio Regional Conference State Volleyball Championships will take place this weekend on the campus of Ohio University Eastern.

Oct 17, 2014
NIH awards $1.4 million to Heritage College to study muscle strength loss in seniors
Weakened muscles in people over the age of 65 may not be caused by a loss of muscle mass. Provocative results from several studies suggest that reduced muscle function may be tied to brain and nervous system activity. Now, a $1,376,867 grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine will allow researchers to more closely examine that connection.<br />

OHIO progresses toward Century Bond debt management strategy
Ohio University has proposed an innovative debt management strategy designed to create an estimated $1.4 billion for deferred maintenance projects during the next century without taking on additional debt.

Trustees hear update on future of The Ridges
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed a wide range of topics with a focus on reviewing the progress of major planning efforts surrounding The Ridges and the fiscal year 2016 budget.

“Fed Up,” a three-night screening @Athena
The OHIO Libraries, the College of Arts and Sciences’ Food Studies Theme, the College of Health Sciences and Professions’ Division of Food and Nutrition Science and the Athena Cinema have partnered to bring the film “Fed Up,” a documentary which centers on the reasons behind obesity in the U.S.

History professor to present "Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939"
Thomas Doherty, a cultural historian with a special interest in Hollywood cinema, will present "Hollywood and Hitler, 1933-1939" at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22.

President McDavis announces efforts to closely monitor Ebola
In light of recent confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the U.S., tensions surrounding the global health crisis are understandably high. Our thoughts and prayers are with those families and communities who have been impacted and lost loved ones to this terrible virus.

Baker Center Post Office announces new hours
The Baker University Center Post Office has changed its operating hours in an effort to accommodate students’ needs.

Susie Abbott named October Classified Employee of the Month
Susie Abbott said she was "very surprised" on Wednesday when she was presented with the Classified Employee of the Month Award by Classified Senate members Jennifer Romero and Patricia Palmer.

October Board of Trustees meeting to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees' Oct. 16-17 meeting will be streamed live from the Athens Campus.

Oct 20, 2014
Acclaimed author, Nobel Peace Prize nominee to speak at OHIO on Nov. 19
Nobel Peace Prize nominee and internationally-acclaimed author Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish will speak at Ohio University on Nov. 19 as part of the University’s International Education Week and its Kennedy Lecture Series

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Zanesville’s Tarig Higazi
Tarig Higazi is the first Ohio University faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series, designed to highlight and celebrate outstanding educators and researchers on the Athens and regional campuses.

Fundraising campaign underway for Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre
Fundraising campaign underway for Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre

Geologic testing to occur for two weeks
Part of the Ohio University Energy Infrastructure Projects Initiative includes a commitment to stop burning coal by the end of 2015. This requires improvements to the local gas distribution system owned and operated by Columbia Gas.

OHIO employees will receive benefits survey this week
Ohio University employees will receive a survey this week which will solicit feedback about which benefits are most valued, as well as possible approaches to making changes in programs.

Boyd Dining Hall renovations slated to begin next semester
Ohio University Culinary Services submitted the following letter to the campus community via Compass on Monday, Oct. 20.

Campus Sustainability Day is Oct. 22
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability is hosting Campus Sustainability Day on Wednesday, Oct. 22, which will include a live Twitter chat during a tour of the Athens Campus, followed by activities in Baker University Center.

Risk Management and Safety fall newsletter available
The October 2014 Risk Management and Safety newsletter features a Q&A with Jill Harris, emergency programs manager, and Halloween safety tips.

Kanawha Project on carbon neutrality seeks 15 faculty participants
University College and the Environmental Studies Program are recruiting 15 faculty and five undergraduate scholars to participate in the Kanawha Project during the 2014-15 academic year.

Ohio University receives almost $500,000 for navigation system contract
The Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University has received a contract worth almost half a million dollars from the Federal Aviation Administration for research on alternatives to the global positioning system, for use in aviation.

Oct 21, 2014
Lancaster Campus history students paticipate in Civil War Symposium [AUDIO]
History students at Ohio University Lancaster are learning about Lancaster’s rich Civil War history and earning class credit.  Students earned one credit hour in Assistant Professor Mark Nevin’s History 4900 class this fall by attending a two day Civil War Symposium in Lancaster sponsored by the Fairfield Heritage Association (FHA).

African-American mother, daughter discussion of health, womanhood and HIV risk scheduled for Thursday
Michele Berger, an associate professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will present "Keeping it in the Family: African-American Mother and Daughter Discussions of Health, Young Womanhood and HIV Risk," in Walter Hall 135 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 23.

Oct 22, 2014
ModernThink Climate Survey results available online
Results from the ModernThink Climate survey that was designed to create a cooperative, community-wide effort to make Ohio University a better place by strengthening its employees is now available online at

Letter to faculty, staff
Letter to faculty, staff

Voinovich School Researchers Submit Study to Department of Energy
After months of hard work, a research team from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs submitted a Primary Headwater Stream and Wetland Mitigation Conceptual Design report to the U.S. Department of Energy earlier this month.<br /><br />This report is a part of the School’s work related to the ongoing cleanup activities at the former Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS) in Piketon, Ohio.<br /><br />This mitigation report provides information that the DOE, its contractors, and the public can use as decontamination and decommissioning (D&D) of the site progresses. It’s possible that the cleanup process may affect natural water features in the area like streams and wetlands, and under the Clean Water Act, the DOE must find ways to offset any potential destruction.<br />

Radiation Safety Office newsletter available
The Radiation Safety Office recently released its fall 2014 newsletter. This edition has information about transatomic power, cell phones relationship with male fertility and a Chernobyl site update almost 30 years after the disaster.

Scripps Day 2014 crowns top students, celebrates partnership
Two Scripps College of Communication students tied for first place in the Scripps Next Top Intern contest, which was held during Scripps Day on Oct. 14.

Local elementary school partners with OHIO students to inspire reading
Photojournalism students in OHIO’s School of Visual Communication partnered with Amesville Elementary School to create a photomural for the school’s library.

Heat returning to Ohio University
Crews from Facilities Management have been switching the buildings from cooling to heating since mid-October, and the switch is expected to take approximately two weeks.

Ohio University to host Washington Policy Forum Nov. 13
Ohio University will host its third Washington Policy Forum on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the offices of Nixon Peabody LLP on Ninth Street NW in Washington D.C.

Women’s Center seeks undergraduate women for spring mentorships
The Ohio University Women’s Center is seeking motivated, compassionate undergraduate women to serve as mentors to Athens Middle School girls for their pilot year of the Young Women’s Leaders Program. The program strives to boost self-esteem and leadership skills in young girls.

OHIO holds summit for community college partners
Ohio University’s first Community College Partners Summit, presented by eLearning OHIO and Undergraduate Admissions, was Friday, October 17, in the Baker Center Ballroom. Around 50 OHIO and community college faculty and staff attended the event.

Alden Library opened vault for Women’s Center event
Ohio University students and faculty gathered at Alden Library’s fifth floor Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections on Oct. 16. OHIO’s Women’s Center hosted a vault tour led by Miriam Intrator, the special collections librarian.

Another fiscal year gone, OHIO Faculty and Staff keep giving back
Faculty and Staff at Ohio University are second to none. The Promise Within Campaign, which was established in 2008 as a part of OHIO’s Promise Lives Campaign, proves that their commitment to the University and its students is unwavering. For 2014 fiscal year, faculty and staff gave $348,211.92 to The Promise Within Campaign, bringing the total raised to $3,706,537 from donations by more than 900 OHIO faculty and staff members.

Honors Tutorial College receives top rating
The Ohio University Honors Tutorial College received a top rating in the most recent edition of "A Review of Fifty Public University Honors Programs."

Oct 23, 2014
Lancaster Campus Computer Science Technology student builds unmanned aerial vehicle to help with family farm [VIDEO]
Ohio University Lancaster Freshman Trevor Swackhamer is flying high. The Computer Science Technology student, who plans to eventually pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering, is showing his classmates what he’s been up to lately during his spare time. Swackhamer is building an unmanned aerial vehicle.

Voinovich School researchers submit study to Department of Energy
After months of hard work, a research team from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs submitted a Primary Headwater Stream and Wetland Mitigation Conceptual Design report to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Alum has her own 'Battle Cry' for living life—& slaying demons
"In 1986, I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade. I was a 17-year-old bride with a baby a year later. One day while standing in a food stamp line and holding my screaming daughter who had a loaded diaper, I dropped to my knees in tears. My life had to change…" writes Marjorie McKee, Ohio University alum.

Senior develops mobile app for Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Katie Dawes is a senior studying Communication Studies and pursuing a Certificate in Law, Justice & Culture. Her project is a feminist pedagogical mobile application meant to serve introductory level Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies (WGSS) classrooms in two ways.

School of Art + Design Hosts Second Annual State of the Arts Exhibition
Over 1330 high school art teachers currently working in Ohio and the surrounding region were invited recently to submit their art to Ohio University’s Second Annual juried ‘State of the Arts Exhibition.’

Softball participates in team-building activities
The Ohio softball team participated in team-building activities on Saturday, Oct. 18 in which members participated in a number of challenges.

University and City of Athens urge safety, civility during Halloween weekend
The City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and President Roderick J. McDavis have issued a joint statement with regard to the upcoming Halloween festivities.

Culinary Services’ new food truck to take center stage on West Green
Beginning Spring Semester 2015, those in search of exciting new food options will need to look no further than just outside of Boyd Dining Hall.

OHIO welcomes new executive chef
Since becoming Ohio University’s Executive Chef for Culinary Services in August, Jeffrey Arthur’s primary focus has been familiarizing himself with food options across the Athens Campus.

Oct 24, 2014
Activities capture spirit of Chillicothe Campus
OU-C rededicates memorial stone, recognizes scholarship recipients and helps students find their college compass

Chemical engineering, osteopathic medicine alumni couple creates scholarship for Russ College students
Alumni Bill and Debbie Burke have made a commitment of $50,000 to establish the George and Sally Wenner Russ Vision Scholarship Fund for Russ College of Engineering and Technology students.

Ohio University Eastern hosts chamber gala
Approximately 200 people attended the inaugural St. Clairsville Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner held recently at Ohio University Eastern to hear former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rocky Bleier deliver a riveting keynote speech.

Interprofessional Education Symposium highlights growing Ohio University collaborations on health education
Reflecting a nationwide trend toward a more team-based approach to health care, faculty and students in Ohio University’s health-centered colleges are engaging in a growing number of interprofessional education and research initiatives.

Sugar Bush Foundation announces start of 2015 funding cycle
The Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization of The Ohio University Foundation, is currently accepting letters of inquiry for the 2015 funding cycle.

New student organization designed for those committed to sober lifestyle
Sober Bobcats offers an opportunity for students to connect with other students with similar interests in a fun and sober environment.

Computer engineering researcher wins National Science Foundation grant for high performance computing systems
A computer engineering professor at Ohio University’s Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology has been awarded $200,000 by the National Science Foundation for his work on improving the reliability of the communication fabric on chips used in computers and other devices.

Oct 27, 2014
Blackboard staff to showcase new Blackboard features
Oct. 28 event gives faculty a chance to see what's new with Blackboard.

Faculty Senate meeting includes visit from Board of Trustees chair, vice chair
In demonstrating its commitment to shared governance, representatives from the Ohio University Board of Trustees attended this month’s Faculty Senate meeting to hear from the University’s educators.

Business Forum scheduled for Oct. 29
The next Business Forum is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Bentley Hall 140.

Short documentary featuring Charles Kilburger Scholarship shown at Lancaster Campus scholarship recognition banquet [VIDEO]
Students who attended Ohio University Lancaster|Pickerington’s annual scholarship recognition banquet now know the story of a scholarship that made many college dreams possible in Fairfield County.

Discussion with African-American mothers, daughters explores health, HIV/Aids risk
Professor Michele Berger spoke at Ohio University last week about African-American mothers and the importance of them talking to their daughters about health and HIV/AIDS risk.

Scotty McCreery concert among upcoming Performing Arts & Concert Series events
Check out the upcoming Ohio University Performing Arts & Concert Series events.

Senior nursing class announces 5K run/walk during Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Join the fight against breast cancer by attending a 5K run/walk on Sunday, Nov. 2 from 12-4 p.m. at Ohio University. The event begins at the Athens bike path near the Convocation Center tailgate area. Area residents and the OHIO community alike are encouraged to attend this event, whether to participate in the run/walk, cheer on participants, or learn more about local breast health resources. Attendance is free, race registration is $15 per person, and T-shirts may be purchased for $15 each. Register at

College of Business celebrates first online MBA cohort graduates
College of Business celebrates first online MBA cohort graduates

Ohio University alumnus inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Ohio University alumnus inducted into Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

EBI founder Thomas Wagner returns Nov. 12 for talk on OHIO’s groundbreaking transgenic animal discovery
Thomas Wagner, a retired distinguished professor of molecular and cellular biology at Ohio University, will present "The Path to and from the Discovery of Transgenic Animals" at 4 p.m., Wed., Nov. 12, at the Konneker Research Center, Building 25, The Ridges.

Oct 28, 2014
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Liberty Union Middle School History Teacher Keith Robinson
When Keith Robinson was taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster working on his Middle Childhood Education degree, he remembers his professors talking about how important it is to educate the whole child. At the time, Robinson didn’t completely understand, but now he goes out of his way to take care of the whole child in his classes every day.

Oct 29, 2014
College of Health Sciences and Professions professor posthumously honored with creation of first communication sciences and disorders library in mainland China
Last month, Jinan University, one of China’s oldest colleges, received a gift that they never expected – an in-kind donation of approximately $12,000 worth of books, which created a new communication sciences and disorders library at the university. The books were donated to Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) by Plural Publishing and CHSP then collaborated with Jinan and Professor Brooke Hallowell to establish the library.

Scripps Innovation Challenge kicks off Oct. 30 with panel, Startup Simulator
Ohio University students will experience the frenzy and fun of creating a business idea while learning from students who have blazed their own entrepreneurial paths from 4 to 6 p.m. on Oct. 30 at the Scripps Innovation Challenge Kickoff in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Bruggeman named to Eastern Campus’ Coordinating Council
Aaron Bruggeman, a 2008 graduate of Ohio University, was recently named to the Regional Coordinating Council at Ohio University Eastern.

Lancaster Campus students discuss rural education issues with U.S. Department of Education
Officials from the U.S. Department of Education were impressed with how informed, articulate and passionate OUL education students were during a discussion with Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach Lucy Johnson.  The session was held at OUL yesterday afternoon to hear the concerns of future teachers.

Event sets stage for July 2015 opening of Heritage College, Cleveland
As preparations accelerate for its new campus in Cleveland, the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine unveiled symbolic artwork that will greet visitors to its new site during an Oct. 21 reception at Cleveland’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The work, a glass wall etched with a mural of a Yoshino cherry tree, will grace the entrance to the Heritage College medical education building on Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital campus in Warrensville Heights. The first class of 50 students will begin their studies on the new campus in July 2015. <br />

Oct 30, 2014
Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project to be feature at Zanesville Campus event
Ohio University Zanesville will host the Zanesville Appalachian Arts Project for the November Third Thursday event, which will be held on the second Thursday, Nov. 13.

Employee benefits survey available through Oct. 31
Ohio University employees received a survey last week designed to solicit feedback about which benefits are most valued, as well as possible approaches in health plan design and programs.

Flu shots available to OHIO employees and their families
Nearly five hundred employees received vaccines at the Resource Fair held on Oct. 15, and in an effort to create additional convenient opportunities for employees to receive free flu shots, Human Resources has partnered with Anthem/Express Scripts.

Religious Tolerance exhibit opens in Multicultural Center Art Gallery Nov. 1
The Ohio University Multicultural Center will host the Religious Tolerance: Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence, Oman's Message of Islam exhibit at the Ohio University Multicultural Center Art Gallery beginning Nov. 1.

Alumni Association seeks Board and Alumni Award nominations
The Ohio University Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the OUAA Board of Directors, term beginning July 2015, as well as for the OUAA Alumni Awards, which are presented at the Alumni Awards Gala during Homecoming. Nominations for both honors are due December 1, 2014.

Students, community unite in march for social justice
Hundreds of Ohio University students and community members marched through Uptown Athens and the Athens Campus from the College Green on Wednesday, Oct. 22, to show solidarity in support of racial, social and economic justice and to rally against police brutality in communities worldwide.

Marciniak's book explores injustice faced by 'illegal' and displaced people
Dr. Katarzyna Marciniak's new book "Immigrant Protest: Politics, Aesthetics, and Everyday Dissent" explores how political activism, art, and popular culture challenge the discrimination and injustice faced by “illegal” and displaced peoples.<br /><br />The Ohio University Women's Center hosts an International Women's Coffee Hour and Book Party featuring Marciniak on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Women's Center in Baker Center 430.

Astrophysicist Doug Clowe presents “The Dark Side of the Universe” at Nov. 5 Science Café
Clowe, Ohio University associate professor of physics and astronomy, will discuss the various ways that scientists are seeking to detect dark matter at his Science Café presentation, "The Dark Side of the Universe," at 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 5 in the Baker Center Front Room.