Compass Archives

Oct 2, 2016
Workshop helps OHIO faculty, staff plan for study away programs
Ohio University faculty and staff involved and interested in study away programs met recently to discuss how to best recruit students to these programs.

Oct 3, 2016
OHIO Prediction Tournament kicks off with 'Superforecaster' Warren Hatch, Oct. 10
The OHIO Prediction Tournament, in conjunction with the Knowing the Future theme, host a tournament kick-off with "Superforecaster" Warren Hatch on Monday, Oct. 10, at 6 p.m. in Walter Hall 245.

Kickoff for new French and Francophone Studies Certificates is Oct. 4
To kick-off the arrival of the brand new French and Francophone Studies Certificates, faculty are holding an inaugural “salon” on Oct. 4 at 4 p.m. in the Friends of the Library room at Alden Library.

Digging up the past: 30 Years of OHIO Archaeology kicks off Oct. 3
Dr. Elliot Abrams, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, kicks off a month-long celebration with “Digging Up the Past: 30 Years of OHIO Archaeology” on Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. on the fourth floor of Alden Librar

Electric vehicle infrastructure and resources are increasing at OHIO and in Athens County
To complement the rising interest in electric cars and other vehicles (also known as EVs), communities are acting fast to get ahead of the growing industry. Ohio University’s Athens Campus is already home to 10 charging stations in five locations, with several Leaf and Volt vehicles added to Ohio University's Office of Transportation and Parking Services fleet.

Ohio University to celebrate LGBT History Month
October marks LGBT History Month, and Ohio University’s LGBT Center has several events planned to celebrate the occasion and to recognize the past, present and future achievements that comprise the history of the LGBT and gay rights movement.

OHIO announces 2016 Homecoming Court; king, queen voting begins today
Ohio University has selected its 2016 Homecoming Court, and all students are encouraged to vote for Homecoming king and queen now through Oct. 7.

Second Komen Athens Race for the Cure is Oct. 23
The second annual Susan G. Komen Athens Race for the Cure will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23. The event is a 5K run/walk and family fun walk through the Athens Campus.

Call for Green Jacket volunteers for Halloween 2016
In an effort to keep Ohio University and surrounding areas safe during the Athens Halloween celebration, 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.

Virtual debate watch promotes civic engagement at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Students, faculty, staff and members of the community engaged in a recent Virtual Debate Watch, the first of four such events scheduled to coincide with the nationally-televised Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates.

Bill Clinton campaign visit FAQ for Athens Campus
On Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Ohio University chapter of the College Democrats will host a Presidential Campaign event with special guest former President Bill Clinton.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Sheri Sheffel
Business Bobcat Q&A: Sheri Sheffel

New Venture Planning teaches graduate students what it takes to start a business
The One-Year MBA cohort visits local businesses on entrepreneurship learning journey.

The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre kicks off fall semester by setting new records
The Schey Sales Centre welcomes 138 new hires and hosts largest career fair to date.

Oct 4, 2016
Innovation Center announces expanded programming and entrepreneurial services, staff changes
The Ohio University Innovation Center announces staff and service changes associated with the launch of the Leveraging Innovation Gateways and Hubs Toward Sustainability (LIGHTS) program—an Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funded three-year initiative.

University to stop courtesy tax withholding January 1
Beginning January 1, 2017, Ohio University will discontinue its current practice of courtesy tax withholding for municipalities. This change will affect any employee who currently has a local tax withheld in addition to the tax for the municipality they work in.

Safety measures to change game day traffic flow for OHIO Bobcat home football games
Bobcat football fans traveling to the Oct. 8 homecoming game against Bowling Green should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety.

Meet the INPP director: physicist Daniel Phillips
For the past two years, Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, has been at the helm of Ohio University’s Institute of Nuclear & Particle Physics. During this time, INPP faculty members received external awards totaling more than $3.7 million to conduct studies in theoretical and experimental nuclear physics over a huge range of distances.

CLDC’s Work That Matters: Non-Profit and Service Fair to be held Oct. 12
Scheduled for 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Bobcat Student Lounge, the Career and Leadership Development Center's Work That Matters: Non-Profit and Service Fair is designed to connect Ohio University students with career, internship and volunteer opportunities at non-profit and government service organizations.

Deadline for first-year students to apply for women’s scholars program is Oct. 17
First-year students interested in becoming a part of Ohio University’s first and only women’s scholars program have until Monday, Oct. 17, to apply for the program.

Thomas brings serious game to research
You would never guess that James Thomas, a man quite serious about his work, would make a game out of studying patterns of movement in patients with chronic low back pain. But that is exactly what this professor, prominent researcher, and 2016 Ohio University Presidential Research Scholar has done in a $470,000 research study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

Symposium to address solving environmental monitoring problems with new technology
Innovations in environmental monitoring and the incorporation of technology will be the theme for the upcoming symposium hosted by the Partnership for Digitally Connected Environmental Monitoring at Ohio University.

Breaking a World Record is a Piece of Cake
On Wednesday Oct. 5, BobcaThon is hosting a world-record-breaking Cake Walk in the Baker Center Parking Lot.

Oct 5, 2016
Tom’s Place reopens at Southern Campus, offers students a chance to experience the past
The Ohio University Southern community recently celebrate the grand reopening of Tom's Place, a 1950’s soda shop with authentic décor and memorabilia of the time.

More than 1,100 Bobcats participate in CLDC’s Career and Internship Fair
During the Career and Leadership Development Center’s Fall 2016 Career and Internship Fair, 117 employers from across the country met with 1,128 Bobcats seeking internship and job opportunities.

Dean of Students launches Golf Cart Karaoke series
Inspired by the "Late Late Show" with James Corden, Dean of Students Jenny Hall-Jones initiated her own version of Carpool Karaoke this month with help from OHIO students.

Stage Door Series enables intimate concerts at Memorial Auditorium
Nearly 200 patrons recently joined performers on the Memorial Auditorium stage as part of OHIO's new Stage Door Series.

Innovative parent programs strengthen connections to OHIO
A new parent course, a family send-off and the OHIO Parents Advisory Council are driving the success of OHIO's first Parent and Family Program Strategic Plan.

Margaret Boyd Scholars make the most of summer 'break'
Through internships at JPMorgan, CBS News and the International Peace Park Association, among others, Margaret Boyd Scholars extended their leadership into the professional world.

Tailored residential experiences keep OHIO ahead of the curve
OHIO's Department of Housing and Residence Life is expanding specialized living experiences while delineating first- and second-year cohorts.

Free documentary theater production to examine impact of war on veterans, military families
Two Ohio University offices are partnering to bring "BASETRACK Live," a documentary theater production that explores the impact of war on veterans, their families and society as a whole, to Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Oct. 12.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit shares her Homecoming plans
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit shares a preview of the events during this year's Homecoming celebration.

Paint the Town Green 2016 Winners Announced
Local Athens businesses and Ohio University departments showcased their Bobcat pride on the walls and windows of their establishments to compete for best Homecoming 2016 “Paint the Town Green” decoration display.

Ohio University Lancaster's McGarvey nominated for 2016 OHIO Homecoming Court
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington Senior Jeanie McGarvey was selected as one of five finalists for the 2016 Ohio University Homecoming Court.

Office of Information Technology to host IT Security Seminar Oct. 14
You are invited to join OHIO IT staff and visiting industry professionals on Oct. 14, 2016 for the ninth annual IT Security Seminar. This free, conference-style, one day event focuses on practical ways to improve data security, both personal and institutional.

Oct 6, 2016
OHIO to celebrate International Education Week Nov. 13-18
Ohio University will celebrate International Education Week (IEW) in November by welcoming an award-winning playwright and journalist/TV host to Athens while also holding a wide range of entertaining and informative events focused on the importance of a global education.

WOUB to Stream Ohio University Homecoming Parade
The 2016 Homecoming Parade will celebrate “All Roads Lead Home” with spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the University and the surrounding community.

Homecoming 2016 Hosts World’s Largest Cake Walk
Over 260 people gathered in the Baker University Center Parking Lot Wednesday evening to participate in The Guinness World Record’s largest cakewalk as part of Homecoming 2016.

Oct 7, 2016
University Program Council to host annual ‘Fall Festival’ event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting its annual “Fall Festival” event from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, on South Beach.

Between Love and Hate hosts an evening with Dr. Charles McKinney, Oct. 14
The Between Love and Hate theme presents "An Evening with Dr. Charles McKinney" on Friday, Oct. 14, from 6-8 p.m. in Bentley 135.

Master students help reimagine the Spanish comedia
Several graduate students from Ohio University participated in the symposium "Reimagining the Spanish Comedia in the Transmedia Age," which explored new ways of examining Hispanic classical theater in order to make it more relevant to college students and other audiences in the United States.

Linguistics alumni couple off to Penn State for Ph.D.s
J. Elliott Casal and Alba Garcia Alonso (originally from Spain), left their life in Spain to live out their dreams, and Ohio University was one important stepping stone that helped them along the way.

Phi Beta Kappa hosts lecture on dramatic event in history: The Cambrian Explosion, Oct. 11
Phi Beta Kappa’s 2016-17 Visiting Scholar is Professor Shuhai Xiao, who gives a special lecture on the “Cambrian Explosion” on Tuesday, Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m. in Walter 145.

Preparing for a new CMS: OIT Update #1
Web Services received funding approval for a new content management system (CMS). Over the next several months the Web Services team will begin the process of migrating the 200+ websites currently in CommonSpot to that new system.

Office of Sustainability calls for proposals for potential sustainability projects
The Office of Sustainability is now accepting proposals from faculty and staff for potential student sustainability projects, which are great opportunities to implement sustainability throughout Ohio University’s Athens Campus.

State of the arts celebrates high school art educators
The Ohio University School of Art + Design is excited to host the Fourth Annual exhibition, “State of the Arts,” on view through October 29, in the Ohio University Art Gallery, Seigfred Hall.

Ohio University Lancaster film screening examines discrimination and violence
A free film screening of Equal Means Equal  will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 11 in the newly-renovated Wagner Theatre at Ohio University Lancaster.

Oct 9, 2016
ONCA hosting info sessions for the prestigious Hollings Scholarship
Ohio University’s Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) will host information sessions on the prestigious Hollings Scholarship at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 and 18 in Baker University Center 236.

Oct 10, 2016
Annual Scripps Day planned for Oct. 11
The eleventh annual Scripps Day at Ohio University will take place Tuesday, Oct. 11. This is an annual celebration of the partnership between the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Scripps College of Communication.

Social Media Studies Certificate holds information session on Oct. 10
The Social Media Studies Certificate in the School of Media Arts & Studies is a program that focuses on the role that social media plays in shaping everyday life.

Stand out on your resume with Leadership Certificates
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) offers two certificate programs that enhance student skills and support career readiness.

School of Nursing seniors rally for the cure
The College of Health Sciences and Professions’ School of Nursing seniors are once again partnering with Susan G. Komen Columbus for the Komen Athens Race for the Cure. The Race will take place on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Journeys converge for Homecoming 2016
Each fall, the electricity of Ohio University Homecoming weekend draws thousands of Bobcats from around the state of Ohio, the country, and the world, back to these bricks. Homecoming 2016, themed, “All Roads Lead Home,” was no exception.

2016 Alumni Awards Gala
The 76th annual Alumni Awards Gala honored 13 individuals whose outstanding professional achievements and service have made a significant impact on Ohio University.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Lemon Andersen
Lemon Andersen is an acclaimed artist with a rap sheet. Attend Andersen’s talk as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Morton Hall, Room 201.<br />

iCUE Spotlight
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's in the University's official Calendar of University Events. This week: headshots, food trucks, and immigration.

Experimental Psychologist Claudia González-Vallejo to present “Why’d I Do That? Exploring Decision-Making Processes” at Oct. 19 Science Café
Ohio University associate professor of psychology to discuss her work on judgment and decision-making.

ARHI returns with a clear vision for the future
Ohio University’s Appalachian Rural Health Institute – an initiative administratively supported by the College of Health Sciences and Professions – has recently relaunched with a strong commitment to increasing the quality of life and well-being of individuals in the Appalachian region through community-engaged research.

Oct 11, 2016
Bobcat Battalion’s Oct. 15 Heroes Day to honor those who have served
Ohio University’s Army ROTC Program will host its annual Heroes Day, recognizing those who have served our nation, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, outside of the Walter Hall Rotunda on the Athens Campus.

Chemistry Nobel Prize topic resonates with OHIO researchers
Dr. Saw-Wai Hla, Professor of Physics & Astronomy at Ohio University and Dr. Eric Masson, Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, are excited that the Nobel Prize awarded in Chemistry is for the development of molecular machines, a topic they research.

October Board of Trustees agenda available, meetings to be streamed
The Ohio University Board of Trustees October meetings in Margaret M. Walter Hall on the Athens Campus will be streamed live providing the entire OHIO community with the opportunity to take part in the sessions.

Basketball celebration to tip-off 2016-17 season
Athletics will host #HoopsFest16 to tip-off the 2016-17 men's and women's basketball seasons. The event will take place on Saturday, Nov. 5, in conjunction with Dad's Weekend.

Appalachian Health Summit to take closer look at diabetes
Live Healthy Appalachia will present its fifth Appalachian Health Summit: Transforming Our Approach to Diabetes on Thursday, Oct. 20. This event will address innovative strategies for diabetes prevention and treatment.

Ohio University competes to retain title in the GameDay Recycling Challenge waste reduction competition
Last year, Ohio University was declared the diversion rate champion, with a rate of 95 percent of all material rescued from the landfill, and intends to hold its title this year at the Saturday, Oct. 15, home football game.

Mock Trial Team prepares for invitational
The Ohio University Mock Trial teams have each been preparing a case for trial in anticipation of the OSU Scarlet & Gray Invitational at the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas in Columbus, Ohio on Oct. 15-16.

Breaking the Law class 'opens your eyes'
Eighty freshmen and sophomores met for a regular day of class in Schoonover 450. But this regular day of class on Sept. 29 was an unusual experience for undergraduate students at Ohio University.<br />CAS 2500: Breaking the Law is an innovative team-taught course that offers interdisciplinary approaches to the challenges of law and justice in the 21st century.

Free King Air flights available to faculty and staff
Ohio University Air Transportation Service now has an Outlook calendar for the King Air flight schedule and the empty seats are available free of charge to faculty and staff traveling on university business.

Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors available to share their stories
The 2016-17 Ohio University Multicultural Leadership Ambassadors are in their third year and ready to expand their diversity speaking engagements. Their mission is to eliminate stereotypes while building inclusive, understanding communities through interactive presentations.

A Mile Together Week aims to end power-based personal violence
A Mile Together is a week of programming that seeks to engage the OHIO community in a conversation about power-based violence on campus and in Athens.

Oct 12, 2016
Students to host Oct. 22 fundraiser for high school student battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma
An Ohio University meeting and conference planning class will host “Harvesting Hope for Amanda” on Saturday, Oct. 22 to raise funds for Amanda Lasure’s cancer treatment expenses.

Thomas Ewing table on display at Ohio University Lancaster
The table of Thomas Ewing, one of Ohio University’s very first graduates and a Lancaster, Ohio resident is now on display at Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus and available to the public for viewing.

‘Clubs across Campus’ shines a spotlight on the Magician’s Association (VIDEO)
University Communications and Marketing’s second installment in the “Clubs across Campus” video series features the Ohio University Magician’s Association, designed for magicians and magic enthusiasts alike.

Deadline to apply for course design studio is October 31
Faculty who are interested in the Office of Instructional Innovation’s Design Studio for Online and Blended Courses must submit the workshop application by Monday, October 31.

Farfel Prize-winning BuzzFeed reporter speaks to journalism students
Aram Roston, an investigative reporter for BuzzFeed News, visited Ohio University Oct. 4, as a visiting professional and as one of the winners of the 2015 Farfel Prize for Excellence in Investigative Reporting.

Scripps Day showcases innovation, future of media
The 11th annual Scripps Day took place at Ohio University on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016. This annual celebration of the partnership between the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Scripps College of Communication gave students the opportunity to network and learn from communication professionals in the E.W. Scripps Company. 

Oct 13, 2016
Students partner with WOUB, call attention to LGBTQ issues
This fall, students in Dr. Loran Marsan’s LGBTQ Media Action course are creating WOUB radio broadcasts that examine how queer-identifying people of color experience life in Athens. The students recently released their first broadcast, an analysis of homophobia and racism on Ohio University’s campus

Career and Leadership Development Center to host Grad School Fair for all students
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center is set to host its first-ever Grad School Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Baker University Center 240/242.

OHIO fraternity recognized for partnership with local nonprofit
Ohio University's chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha landed in the pages of Cross and Crescent, the national organization’s monthly publication, this past summer in a feature article touting the group’s work with a local non-profit organization that also happens to be its next door neighbor.

Customer service training wraps up
The Creating a Customer Service Culture training series was offered on the Athens campus in September with 94 Ohio University employees representing 16 departments participating in the two-part training.

Class Gateway renovations add accessibility features to iconic campus entrance
Members of the Ohio University community, including alumni, gathered on Saturday, Oct. 8, for the grand reopening of one of the most iconic OHIO symbols: the Class Gateway, which is located off of East Union Street at the entrance to College Green on the Athens Campus.

Looking back at Homecoming 2016 [Video]
This year’s Homecoming theme, “All Roads Lead Home,” was selected by OHIO students, alumni and friends. These devoted Bobcats journey home to tap into the familiar energy they experienced as students; the youthful excitement of memories on this beautiful campus are like a magnet drawing us home after the long roads we travel through life.

Benefits Advisory Council takes on new tasks
Ohio University’s Benefits Advisory Council (BAC) has resumed meeting this fall. Chaired by Professor of Biomedical Sciences Susan Williams and Chief Human Resources Officer Colleen Bendl, the BAC was established in 2014.

Ohio University LGBT Center’s SpeakOUt Rally embraces all roads leading home
The Ohio University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center kicked off LGBT History Month with its annual National Coming Out Day SpeakOUt Rally on Friday, Oct 11. Students, faculty, staff and community members gathered at West Portico outside of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on OHIO’s College Green to share their stories and offer support to one another.

The leadership and sales symposium you can’t afford to miss
The leadership and sales symposium you can’t afford to miss

Marketing Symposium 2016 to be held Nov. 2
Ohio University’s Marketing Advisory Council and University Communications and Marketing is pleased to present Marketing Symposium 2016: Adapting Mainstream Tools for Higher Education 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Safety measures to change game day traffic flow for Saturday's home football game
Bobcat football fans traveling to the Oct. 15 game against Eastern Michigan at Peden Stadium should be aware of new traffic pattern changes to heighten fan safety on game day.

Campus organizations join together to create Earth Day Every Day initiative
The Ohio University Office of Sustainability, Graduate Student Senate, OHIO Zero Waste Program and International Student Union have joined together to create the Earth Day Every Day initiative. Earth Day Every Day is designed to help develop a more sustainable culture at Ohio University and expand the concepts of Earth Day beyond just a single day celebrated in April.

Oct 14, 2016
LGBT Center to host free screenings of ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ movies
The Ohio University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Center will screen two versions of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” in October as a part of their Queer Hollywood series.

Campus Rec to host Halloween-themed events for OHIO, local communities
Ohio University’s Campus Recreation Department invites members of the OHIO and local communities to get a little spooky at three upcoming Halloween-themed events being held at the Ping Recreation Center.

Prizes, free food and opportunity to save lives at blood drive
The College of Health Sciences and Professions School of Nursing senior class is collaborating with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Oct. 27 from 1-7 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom.

OHIO First Scholars Advocates support Athens Campus's first-generation students
Invitation for faculty and staff to participate in OHIO First Scholar's advocates program

Spanish Club celebrates Hispanic Latino Heritage Month with dance night
Ohio University’s Spanish Club celebrated Hispanic Latino Heritage Month by teaching two dances, the bachata and the merengue, to about 50 people on Oct. 10 in Gordy Hall.

Advocacy and Leadership Summit provides community with advocacy and leadership skills
The Patton College of Education will host its annual Advocacy & Leadership Summit on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will feature keynote speaker Ohio senator Lou Gentile, who will discuss strategies for speaking to – and influencing – legislators and decision-makers and leaving a meaningful and impressionable message.

“Campus feminist” creates long legacy at OHIO with work in advocacy
When Beverly Jones, BSJ ’69 MBA ’75, began her college career at Ohio University years ago she didn’t realize the impact and legacy she would leave at her alma mater. Jones consistently broke down barriers and blazed her own trail, allowing women behind her to follow for decades.

Oct 16, 2016
Fatima Azimova to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery
Multicultural artist and Ohio University Chillicothe faculty member Fatima Azimova will be exhibiting her artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Campus Art Gallery through Oct. 27.

Oct 17, 2016
Students see tornadoes on first day storm chasing
Dr. Jana Houser, Assistant Professor of Geography, led a group of students on a rare and exciting adventure in May. She and her team of students spent a week in the Central Plains, where they chased supercell thunderstorms and tornadoes.

Physics NOAA Intern Takes Home Top Honor at Boulder Laboratories Symposium
Ohio University Honors Tutorial College Engineering Physics undergraduate Sara Sand received an Outstanding Presentation Award recently for her presentation “Evaluation of the Wind Flow Variability Using Scanning Doppler Lidar Measurements," with co-authors Dr. Yelena Pichugina and Alan Brewer at the recent Boulder Laboratories Postdoctoral Poster Symposium.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 17-23
Here are a few highlights of what's in the CUE for the week of Oct. 17-23. The CUE is the best and most accessible way to find out and let people know what's happening on campus.

Success continues for CLDC’s Work That Matters: Nonprofit and Service Fair
More than 250 Ohio University students participated in the Career and Leadership Development Center's Oct. 12 Work That Matters: Nonprofit and Service Fair.

Performance provides intimate look at military life – before, during and after service
The cast members of “BASETRACK Live” took the stage at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium the evening of Oct. 12, providing members of the Ohio University and local communities a behind-the-scenes look at military service and the range of emotions, struggles and logistics that comes with that service.

Campus Conversation to explore individual role in creating racism-free campus, community
“Campus Conversation: What’s My Role in Creating a Campus and Community Free of Racism” will be held from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, in Baker University Center 240.

Ohio University Lancaster's 'Take Back the Night' rally speaks against violence
Men, women, and children will rally against gendered violence on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. for the 11th Annual Take Back the Night at Ohio University Lancaster.

‘A Mile Together’ week raises awareness about power-based violence
Ohio University’s inaugural “A Mile Together” week brought attention to the issue of power-based violence through several workshops and events.

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Charlie Savage
Charlie Savage is a Washington correspondent for The New York Times. Attend Savage’s talk as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 8:00 p.m. in Morton Hall, Room 201 moderated by Connor Perrett.

Van Horn pursues career with a human touch
When she first enrolled at Ohio University, Paige Van Horn was interested in cancer research. She had attended Reynoldsburg High School’s eSTEM (Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) Academy, so an OHIO chemical engineering major seemed the logical choice for her to pursue her professional goal. But two factors played an important role in altering Paige’s career path

A message from President McDavis regarding the Bicentennial Celebration of Cutler Hall
Ohio University will celebrate the Bicentennial Celebration of Cutler Hall on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.

Oct 18, 2016
Coca-Cola Company media professional to keynote Ohio University event Nov. 4
The Hugh M. Culbertson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) and the Scripps College of Communication will welcome Kent Landers, group director - media relations at The Coca-Cola Company, for a campus event on Friday, November 4.

‘Managing Today’s Global Classroom’ workshop to be offered to faculty during IEW
Faculty members interested in learning new strategies for teaching diverse populations in their classrooms are invited to take part in a special workshop that will be held as part of Ohio University’s International Education Week in November.

Scripps PRSSA students prepare for presentation at national conference
Four students will represent the Hugh M. Culbertson Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America by hosting a Chapter Development Session at PRSSA National Conference.

High-paying internships available for Ohio University Lancaster Students
Ohio University Lancaster is hosting an internship information meeting, Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Brasee Hall 411 for students interested in high-paying internship opportunities.

Oct 19, 2016
Puppy Panel to feature OHIO’s working dogs and their handlers Oct. 26
Ohio University students, faculty, staff and community members will have an opportunity to meet OHIO’s working dogs and their handlers at Puppy Panel: Working Dogs at OHIO on Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 7-8 p.m. in Schoonover 450.

Ohio University joins Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty
Ohio University has become the newest member of the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty. With initial support from the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Health Sciences and Professions, additional support has come in the form of an 1804 Fund Grant acquired by Dr. Stephen J. Scanlan (Sociology and Anthropology), Dr. Matthew Layton (Political Science), and Dr. Rachel Terman (Sociology and Anthropology) for the next two academic years.

Costa Lecture ¦ How Arabs became Jews and Jews became Japanese: Immigration in Latin America, Oct. 20
The 39th Annual Endowed Costa Lecture features Dr. Jeffrey Lesser discussing "How Arabs became Jews and Jews became Japanese: Immigration and the Invention of National Identities in Latin America" on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom

Two students, professors join sixth year of Tsunami Volunteer Project in Japan
Ben Piper '17 and Nick Farris '19 participated in year six of the OHIO – Iwate Prefectural University Tsunami Volunteer Project in Japan on Sept. 24 and 25.

OHIO musicians will improvise entire performance in free concerts October 21 and 22
Duo Unprepared, featuring Ohio University professors and musicians Roger Braun and Andre Gribou, will make rare appearances in Athens at 8 p.m. on October 21 and 22 for free performances of completely improvised music.

Saturday Symposium to provide students opportunity for professional development
The second annual Saturday Professional Development Symposium, October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., offers students an immersive and focused opportunity to listen to peers and professors share their two cents on topics ranging from developing an elevator pitch to negotiating a salary. This year’s free event will be co-hosted by the George Voinovich School Alumni Society and the African Studies Alumni and Friends Network.

The 1804 Fund supports more than $400,000 in education and research initiatives
On June 15, the Grants and Funding Committee of the Ohio University Foundation awarded $402,384.53 from the 1804 Fund to invest in six new graduate/faculty proposals and nine undergraduate initiatives.

Volunteers needed for OHIO's 2016 Fall Commencement
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking volunteers from the Ohio University community to assist with the 2016 Fall Commencement Ceremony, scheduled for 2 on Saturday, Dec. 10.

An update from University Human Resources regarding FLSA overtime regulations
In response to changes regarding the updated Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations, University Human Resources will host two open forums for employees on Oct. 24 and 25.

Alumnus Playwright Qui Nguyen and Tantrum Theater Puppeteer Jon Hoche Bring “Vietgone” to New York City’s Manhattan Theater Club
The Division of Theater celebrates the east coast premiere of alumnus (M.F.A. 2002) playwright Qui Nguyen’s award winning play “Vietgone,” at the Manhattan Theater Club, in New York City.

Ohio University Compass Twitter account to close Oct. 28
In an effort to enhance content generation and engagement across Ohio University’s social media presence, University Communications and Marketing (UCM) will close the @OHIO_Compass Twitter account on Friday, Oct. 28.

Oct 20, 2016
Meet Cyndi Parsons, August Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Cyndi Parsons, an administrative assistant at WellWorks. She likes Bermuda, Def Leppard and Zumba. Find out more about her here.

Longtime Ohio University professor named fall Commencement speaker
Dr. Jenny Chabot, associate professor of child and family studies in the College of Health Sciences and Professions, will address graduates as Ohio University’s fall 2016 Commencement speaker on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Convocation Center on the Athens Campus.

OHIO Hockey head coach named head coach for U.S. National University Team
Sean Hogan, head coach for OHIO Hockey, has been named the head coach of the U.S. Men’s National University Team that will compete in the 2017 Winter World University Games Jan. 28-Feb. 8 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, USA Hockey announced this week.

Gala celebrates OHIO’s faculty newsmakers
Members of the Ohio University community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Oct. 18 for the second annual OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, celebrating faculty who were featured in media reports during the 2015 calendar year.

As Komen race returns to Athens, Heritage College celebrates 17-year partnership
Though 2016 is only the second year the Komen Race for the Cure has been run in Athens, Komen's partnership with the Heritage College dates back to 2000.

Ohio University Speaking Bobcats place 3rd at Berea College Invitational
The Speaking Bobcats of Ohio University worked hard to advance 9 entries to final rounds to earn 3rd Place in Sweepstakes at the John G. Fee Invitational Speech and Debate Tournament at Berea College, October 14-15, 2016.

Aimee Edmondson and John Grimwade to present “Inside the 2016 Election: Data Journalism” at Oct. 26 Café Conversation
Scripps College faculty members will discuss the power of data visualization.

OHIO Alumni Association seeks nominations for 2017 Alumni Awards
Every year, the Ohio University Alumni Association gives the OHIO family the opportunity to nominate alumni for the prestigious Alumni Awards.

University community invited to view Innovation Strategy letters of intent, join projects
OHIO has accepted 31 letters of intent for Cycle 2 funding.

Faculty panel to discuss experiences with open access
Four faculty from the departments of math, political science, media arts and studies, and geological sciences will speak at the “Open in action: the practicalities and pitfalls” panel presentation, on Oct. 26 in Alden 319.

Oct 21, 2016
University Program Council to host ‘Stranger Things’-themed event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “Stranger Things”-themed event on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on the third floor of Baker University Center.

CLDC sees success at first-ever Grad School Fair
More than 170 students attended the Career and Leadership Development Center's first-ever Grad School Fair.

Ohio’s Public Universities Continue Efforts to Enhance Efficiency, Affordability and Degree Attainment
Recognizing the urgent need to quickly and substantially increase the number of Ohioans with postsecondary education credentials, Ohio University and Ohio’s other public four-year universities have launched a wide range of initiatives designed to increase efficiency, affordability and degree attainment.

The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater Presents: “The Ladies Man,” by Charles Morey
The Ohio University Theater Division in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater is proud to present the Second production of the 2016¬–2017 season, “The Ladies Man,” by Charles Morey, directed by Dennis Lee Delaney, head of the professional director training program.

Ecuador open forum and meet and greet to be held Oct. 31
Ohio University faculty and staff interested in developing international collaborations in the Americas, particularly in Ecuador, are encouraged to attend an upcoming special event with faculty and staff from a partner university.

OHIO trustees hear updates on Housing Development Plan, Small House Planning Strategy and other initiatives
OHIO trustees hear updates on Housing Development Plan, Small House Planning Strategy and other initiatives

OHIO seeks to increase use of political and social research database
Scholars encouraged to explore ICPSR, take user survey.

Oct 24, 2016
UHR to host Resource Fair Oct. 26
The Faculty and Staff Resource Fair, hosted by University Human Resources, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Workshop to focus on orientation programs for study away, study abroad programs
Ohio University faculty and staff interested in learning more about creating pre-departure orientation programs for students involved their study away or study abroad programs are invited to a special workshop on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Visiting artists Micol Hebron and Andrea Bowers & concurrent exhibition “Gallery Tally” in Trisolini Gallery
The Ohio University School of Art + Design is honored to host visiting feminist artist activists Micol Hebron and Andrea Bowers for an unprecedented interview-style lecture, Tuesday, October 25, 6-7 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium, Seigfred Hall.

Open house to celebrate Ohio University Zanesville’s 70th anniversary
In honor of 70 years of providing quality education and partnering with and serving the community, Ohio University Zanesville will host an open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Human Resources to provide expanded free flu shot program to employees
Human Resources has partnered with Anthem/Express Scripts to provide a convenient and expanded free flu shot program.

Career courses jumpstart opportunities for students
Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center is offering several career courses during spring semester.

Student innovation competition tackles local, environmental challenges
The Scripps Innovation Challenge, a competition asking students for innovative solutions to real-world problems, announced it is seeking solutions for local issues and an environmental concern. The SIC will also host their first hackathon on Wed., Oct. 26 for students to receive feedback on their ideas.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 29-30
Here a few events from OHIO's official calendar, the central Calendar of University Events that are happening this week.

Women’s Center to host several key events this semester
After successfully carrying out many events this fall, the Women’s Center staff is looking forward to hosting some more exciting events during the second half of the semester.

George Washington Forum presents 'Election 2016: The Rise of American Populism,' Nov. 1
Ben Domenech delivers a lecture on “Election 2016: The Rise of American Populism” on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel (on the College Green). His talk is sponsored by the George Washington Forum on American Ideas, Politics and Institutions.

Oct 25, 2016
Advising changes for students with multiple majors take effect this fall
Starting this fall semester (for spring semester 2016-17 advising), the Faculty and Advising Center will enforce the ADC’s recommendation that undergraduate students must have advising holds cleared for all of their majors before registering for classes.

University registrar releases report on final grades, examinations for fall semester
University Registrar Debra Benton has released a report of final grades and examinations to faculty and staff members.

Cutler Hall bicentennial celebrates those who helped shape Ohio University’s 212-year history
Ohio University’s iconic Cutler Hall celebrated its 200th birthday on Friday, Oct. 21, with OHIO students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends, as well as members of the University’s Board of Trustees, gathered on its lawn under rainy skies to pay tribute to the historic structure and the people throughout the University’s history who helped to build it.

Doctor of Nursing Practice program announced
The College of Health Sciences has announced the accreditation of its new DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice) program. With concentrations in advanced clinical or executive practice, the program is designed to broaden the administrative and clinical expertise of the advanced nurse clinician or administrator.

Tanya Conrath named associate director of Ohio University Innovation Center
Tanya Conrath named associate director of Ohio University Innovation Center

Mail Services has a new manager
Adam Bower has joined the Ohio University Mail Services team as the mail manager.

WOUB Public Media joins other Ohio public television stations in providing an innovative new service
WOUB Public Media is collaborating with Ohio’s 12 public television stations in developing and introducing a secure, alternative delivery system to provide the public with emergency information.

Oct 26, 2016
Students involved in Collegiate Recovery Community awarded scholarships
Ohio University’s Campus Involvement Center has awarded scholarships to three students involved in OHIO’s Collegiate Recovery Community, R.I.S.E. (Recovery to Inspire, Share, and Empower).

Dean of Students emails include voter address verification letter for students living on campus
In an effort to ensure that Ohio University students living on the Athens Campus have the information and documentation they need to vote in the Nov. 8 election, OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs has sent several emails to students living in the University’s residence halls.

‘Clubs across Campus’ takes a look at OHIO’s Jitterbug Club (VIDEO)
University Communications and Marketing’s latest installment in the “Clubs across Campus” video series takes a look at the Ohio University Jitterbug Club.

Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Nov. 18
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.

Safety tips and guidelines for Halloween 2016
On Saturday, Oct. 29, an annual Halloween celebration will take over the Uptown area in Athens. The city of Athens will close off the uptown area to vehicular traffic from Saturday, Oct. 29 starting at 10 a.m. until 5 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30.

Oct 27, 2016
International Education Week to include global relations forums on Japan, China, Africa
Ohio University faculty and staff with an interest in working on projects related to Japan, China or Africa are invited to three open forums that will be held during International Education Week.

Documentary “Popped Secret” explains the history of corn at Nov. 2 Science Café
Café Series will screen film produced by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

2nd Annual Race for the Cure® hosts 1,300, collects nearly $100,000
2nd Annual Race for the Cure® hosts 1,300, collects nearly $100,000. But for Cyndi Parsons, the race was personal.

Dads coming to town to enjoy fun weekend of activities
It’s another time in the year when students’ family members visit campus to take in the OHIO experience. Ohio University’s Dad’s Weekend is Friday, Nov. 4, through Sunday, Nov. 6.

Oct 28, 2016
Nov. 3 Tailgate Networking Night cancelled
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center has cancelled the Nov. 3 Tailgate Networking Night due to low registration numbers.

Student Social Work Association provides food and festivity to underserved families
The Student Social Work Association—a service organization for students studying social work in the College of Health Sciences and Professions and any other students interested in community involvement—is preparing for its annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, which helps feed underserved families in Athens County.

Four Patton College faculty recognized for exemplary research and writing
Four members of The Patton College – Drs. Barbara Trube, Beth VanDerveer, Mijeong Noh, and Rebecca Choi – were recently recognized for exemplary research and outstanding papers.

Meet Janice Gieseking, September Classified Employee of the Month
Janice Gieseking, a payroll senior specialist, is the September Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Michigan, reading Jimmy Buffett and hanging at the beach. Find out more about her here.