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Nov 1, 2012
No vehicle parking tonight at TailGreat Park due to soggy conditions
Vehicle Parking at Pepsi Tailgreat Park will be closed for Thursday night's game against Eastern Michigan due to heavy rain within the Ohio University area. Fans with donor permits, who planned on attending Pepsi Tailgreat Park may park in the Blue Lot, which will open at 3 p.m.

Men's Basketball hosts Mercyhurst on Saturday
Ohio Men's Basketball will host its lone exhibition game Saturday at 2 p.m. in The Convo against Mercyhurst College.

U.S. Presidents to OHIO: Presidential wisdom inspires Bobcats through the ages
As the presidential election draws near, Compass looks back at OHIO's most notable political visitors and their messages to the Ohio University community.

STARS Halloween poster campaign makes national news for second year
For the second consecutive year, Ohio University student group Students Teaching About Racism in Society (STARS) has attracted national media attention for its Halloween awareness campaign, "We're A Culture, Not A Costume."

President reminds University community about importance of winter emergency planning
President Roderick J. McDavis reminded the University community about the importance of winter emergency planning in an email on Monday.

Tobacco Free Task Force will host first meeting Nov. 5
Ohio University will examine the effects of an on-campus tobacco ban by launching a Tobacco Free Task Force. The first meeting will be Monday, Nov. 5.

Nov 2, 2012
Dads Weekend begins Nov. 9
Ohio University will welcome Bobcat dads to campus Friday, Nov. 9-11. Dads Weekend will feature opportunities you don't want to miss while your dad is in town.

2012-13 Graduate Catalog now available
2012-13 Graduate Catalog now available

Presidential Teacher Award nominations close Nov. 16
Nominations for the 2013 Presidential Teacher Award close Friday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Students, faculty and alumni from all Ohio University campuses are welcome to nominate a full-time, tenured faculty member from any campus for the prestigious award.

Bobcat Blackout football game is Wednesday
It’s that time of year again Bobcat fans, the Ohio University BOBCAT BLACKOUT game is almost here! This year’s game will be the second annual BLACKOUT, and will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. when the Bobcats football team battles the Bowling Green Falcons on ESPN2.

Proctorville Center will host screening of "Ethel" documentary
The community is invited to a special screening of the documentary "Ethel: The Personal, Untold Story of Ethel Kennedy." The screening will take place at the Ohio University Proctorville Center on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. in the Commons Area.

Recreation studies students to host 5K Flour Run to help children in need
Five Ohio University recreation studies students will complete their class assignment by hosting a 5K Flour Run on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Athens Community Center. The event will begin at 10:30 a.m.

Ohio University's sustainable energy institute receives $2 million for remediation of hydraulic fracturing wastewater
Ohio University's Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment (ISEE) has been awarded more than $2 million in state and federal grants to support research to clean the wastewater that results from hydraulic fracturing on site.

Nov 4, 2012
Fall 2012 issue of Ohio Today available now
Are you a fan of the Shively Court triple chocolate cookie known as the Shookie? Bake your own version of this ever-popular cookie with the exclusive recipe in this fall’s issue of Ohio Today.

November Alumni Association Newsletter now available
The November issue of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s newsletter, “OHIO Alumni,” is now available to view online.

United Appeal spotlight: NAMI Athens sheds light on mental illness while restoring Ridges Cemeteries
When members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) walk between the gravestones at the Ridges Cemeteries, they aren’t looking for spooky thrills.

Nov 5, 2012
Nov. 16 is deadline for completion of Compensation 2014 and discrimination and harassment policy training for supervisors
Nov. 16 is deadline for completion of Compensation 2014 and discrimination and harassment policy training for supervisors

Patton College to host Outreach Forum on fracking Nov. 8
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College will host an Outreach Forum on fracking from noon to 1 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8 in McCracken Hall 214A/B.

President's address to Board of Trustees to be streamed Nov. 16
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis' address to the Board of Trustees on Friday, Nov. 16 will be streamed live on the president’s website.

Two computer science students are finalists in national collegiate inventors competition
Two Ph.D. students at the Russ College of Engineering and Technology have qualified as one of seven finalist teams in the annual Collegiate Inventors Competition.

Parkinson’s disease often portrayed inaccurately in the media, scholars find
Stephen Toropov, an Honors Tutorial College research apprentice, and Associate Professor of Media Arts and Studies Jenny Nelson examine how media portrayals of the condition impact those living with it.

Accurso Named MAC Female Scholar Athlete of the Week
Juli Accurso of Ohio Women's Cross Country has been named the female Mid-American Conference Scholar Athlete of the Week, the league office announced on Friday.

Libraries co-sponsor conference of Thai scholars
Ohio University and the Ohio University Libraries, home of the David K. Wyatt Thai Collection, recently hosted the 40th annual Council on Thai Studies conference.

Word on the Street: Autumn in Athens [ATHENS]
Many Bobcats name fall as their favorite season at Ohio University. In this edition of "Word on the Street," Kendra Wagoner asks students to name their favorite things about this time of year.

Bi-monthly pay cycle for salaried employees begins in January
Ohio University salaried staff, that effective January 2013, the end-of-month pay cycle (the last day of the month) will be converting to a semi-monthly pay cycle.

Nov 6, 2012
Administration provides update on RCM projects
During fall semester work on a variety of Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) projects has taken place. Here is an update on what has been accomplished.

Need research funding? November workshops offer tips
Need research funding? November workshops offer tips

Ohio University Lancaster students showcase talents for president and vice president
Freshman Cassi Ebright was selected to sing at a Joe Biden campaign campaign rally. Practicum student Kayla Starr and her instructor Lorraine Rogers provided sign language interpreting services for President Barack Obama during a campaign rally in Athens.

Nov 7, 2012
University closed Monday for Veterans Day
Ohio University will be closed Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of the national Veterans Day holiday.

Malinski to discuss the science of art restoration, identification
Tadeusz Malinski will present a special Science Cafe talk on Wednesday, Nov. 14, about his experiences working with museums and art galleries.

Nutrition students analyze claims in food documentaries to find truth vs. myth
The facts and scientific data that are presented in a documentary are important and should be scrutinized carefully. That’s the lesson that a group of graduate students in food and nutrition sciences took away from a recent class project.

Farm fresh: Green Edge Gardens brings Community Supported Agriculture shares to campus [Photos]
Through CSA, community members may purchase a "share" of a farm for the growing season in return for a weekly or bi-weekly portion of the harvest throughout the season.

IT offers updated link for University holidays on Outlook calendars
Ohio University faculty and staff can now download the updated 2012 and 2013 University holiday schedules into their Outlook calendars.

Nov 8, 2012
Researchers, entrepreneurs can network at Nov. 13 event
Researchers, entrepreneurs can network at Nov. 13 event

D.J. Cooper named to Wooden Award preseason list
Ohio's D.J. Cooper has been chosen as one of the 50 players on the John R. Wooden Preseason Watch List.

Nov 9, 2012
Sunny Outlook: Austin Way studies method to create solar cells
Ohio University physics student Austin Way is studying how to create a new type of solar cell, which produces an electric current when exposed to light, through a method called sputtering.

OU-HCOM faculty and staff come together in support of community health
Jay Shubrook and Kathy Trace “pay it forward” and help fill funding gaps for the Heritage Community Clinic, OU-HCOM’s free health clinic.

United Appeal spotlight: Community Health Programs offers low-cost, quality health care
Amid the busy, lively atmosphere of Ohio University's Athens Campus, it is easy to forget that, as members of one of the poorest counties in Ohio, some people in the community suffer from lack of affordable health care.

Holiday shopping with the Alumni Association
The Ohio University Alumni Association offers more than 250 OHIO products through its online Bobcat Store.

Ohio Today magazine wins gold at the national, multi-regional levels
The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) has named Ohio University’s Ohio Today magazine a two-time gold award winner in 2012.

Less than 600 tickets remain for Ohio vs. Portland
With tipoff just one day away, less than 600 promotional tickets remain for Ohio Men’s Basketball’s "Sweet 16 Celebration" game vs. Portland. All tickets at the $20, $12 and $1 level have sold out.

Center for Entrepreneurship announces student video competition: Visualizing Big Ideas
In honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week,  Ohio University's Center for Entrepreneurship will be holding its second annual student video competition.

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine: A national leader in primary care medical education
Now in its 37th year, the college is undergoing extraordinary growth and change.

2012 United Appeal pledge form
2012 United Appeal pledge form

Nov 12, 2012
An Ohio Fellows Program alumnus journeys full circle into a life of service
"Service: It’s what it has been about all along." So says Bill Saviers, an Ohio Fellow whose journey in realizing this epiphany reads like an odyssey.

Nov 13, 2012
Poet and musician Joy Harjo will deliver Native American Heritage Month speech Tuesday
Joy Harjo, acclaimed Native American poet and musician, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Baker University Center Theatre. Her talk is part of the University's celebration of Native American Heritage Month.

Ohio Volleyball captures MAC regular season title
Ohio Volleyball captured its seventh Mid-American Conference regular season title on Saturday with a 3-1 victory at Akron.

Russ College ready to tell how it creates, for good
After almost six months of research, the Russ College of Engineering and Technology is unveiling a new creative identity to help tell its story in a clearer, more compelling way.

Nov 14, 2012
Third Sun Solar graduates from Innovation Center
There may be no caps, gowns or formal ceremony, but for Third Sun Solar, a client company of the Innovation Center, graduation is cause for celebration. After nine years in the university’s small business incubator, the solar panel installation firm has moved into its own space at 762 W. Union St. in Athens.

CHSP grows global as students gain valuable skills and experiences
Students grow and learn about their fields for four years in the classroom, but they also have the option to study on the beaches of Costa Rica or in the hospitals of London and South Africa.

Voinovich School markets Ohio’s solar strengths
A new solar energy supply chain database project will promote Ohio companies within the solar industry.

Explore many cultures in one meal at the International Dinner
Ohio University’s International Student Union will treat the campus to a pre-Thanksgiving treat this Saturday during the University’s annual International Dinner at 7 p.m. in Jefferson Dining Hall.

Ohio University celebrates the future of communications
Renovation Preview Event for the Schoonover Center of Communication brings in college alumni and guests.

Patton College raises money for local student artists
Students and faculty of Ohio University and Federal Hocking High School recently gathered along with community members in McCracken Hall for the 6th annual Art Auction hosted by The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education.

University celebrating International Education Week
The 13th annual International Education Week, Nov. 12-16, which is co-sponsored by both the U.S. Department of State and Department of Education, is underway.

Culinary Services offers prizes to survey participants
Ohio University Culinary Services is currently conducting a campus-wide customer satisfaction survey. All students, faculty and staff members are encouraged to participate.

Nov 15, 2012
Two Ohio universities develop The Voinovich Collections
Ohio University and Cleveland State University collaborate to publish political papers.

Older students teaching life lessons to younger learners
Deciding to go back to college is a big commitment. But it's one that many adults are deciding to pursue. Having class with students who have experienced the real world is an invaluable resource to young college students.

Bobcats aiming for eighth MAC volleyball title in 10 years
Ohio Volleyball will try to reclaim the Mid-American Conference Tournament Championship this weekend. The Bobcats won the regular-season title and earned the No. 1 seed.

Scripps College dean finalists announced
Three finalists for the position of dean of the Scripps College of Communication were announced this week. Interviews begin Nov. 27.

Winter Break Closure: Pay, Paid Time Off and Vacation Days
Ohio University will close from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1. Information about the Winter Break Closure including policy, guidelines, and FAQs is available on the University Human Resources website

Nov 16, 2012
Winter weather policy reminder from University Human Resources
With winter weather approaching, Chief Human Resources Officer Linda Lonsinger wanted to provide you with a review of the University's policy on emergency closing.

Honorary degree nominations sought
The Honorary Degree Committee is seeking nominations for 2012 recipients. Honorary degrees are awarded annually to individuals who have achieved distinction in scholarship, creative activities, professional pursuits, business, governmental, civic affairs, or service to Ohio University.

Thanksgiving safety discussed in Campus Connection fall issue
The latest Campus Connections edition discusses Thanksgiving safety, indoor air pollution, lead exposure and introduces new employee Kristi Giordano.

HTC student studies the mating strategies of fish
Biologists Molly Morris and Nicole Kleinas explore the factors that impact sexual selection in swordtail fish.

Scripps College partners with NABEF for 2013 Media Sales Institute
Scripps College of Communication is one of three universities to participate in the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s (NABEF) Media Sales Institute. The program is an intense two-week training program for recent college graduates interested in media sales.

Trustees discuss challenges, opportunities facing University
The Ohio University Board of Trustees held in-depth discussions about the changing landscape of higher education and explored strategies to address these challenges at meetings yesterday and today.

Nov 18, 2012
Ohio Fellow Program central to alumnus’s identity
Fellow says program was a “game-changer” for 1960s-era education models.

Corps Values: How did OHIO produce more than 770 volunteers in the Peace Corps’ first 50 years?
When Frank Gillespie set off for Thailand in 1962 as one of Ohio University’s first Peace Corps volunteers, little did he know that he was kicking off a 50-year tradition of international service by idealistic Bobcats.

Bobcats and the Most Exciting Band in the Land: Highlights from an unforgettable evening
More than 140 Central Ohio alumni came together for a reception that preceded the Marching 110’s annual concert at the historic Ohio Theatre in downtown Columbus.

United Appeal spotlight: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Athens County gives kids someone to look up to
Behind the statistics are real people, many of them children who just need to know that someone cares.

Nov 19, 2012
Kelly Lamberti named MAC Volleyball Player of the Year
Ohio Volleyball's stellar 2012 season was well rewarded by the Mid-American Conference on Thursday. Kelly Lamberti was named the MAC Player of the Year and the Bobcats claimed a combined seven spots on the First, Second, and All-Freshman teams.

Juli Accurso earns Cross Country All-America honors at NCAA Championships
Junior Juli Accurso placed 38th at the 2012 NCAA Cross Country Championships Saturday afternoon to earn All-America honors for the second-consecutive year.

Lancaster Campus students help children and parents at Lancaster Children's Museum
Three years ago, Lancaster Campus Early Childhood Education students were asked to develop a series of handouts, which explain ways that parents could continue the education activities at home. Those handouts are still paying off today.

Changes in student employment eligibility announced
The guidelines for student employment eligibility have been updated to align with the new academic calendar.

Computer Science students win $2,000 as finalists at national collegiate inventors competition
Two Ph.D. students at Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology were awarded $1,000 each at the annual Collegiate Inventors Competition (CIC) last week in Washington D.C.

Study abroad takes a service learning twist, as sophomore raises money for security upgrades in Ghanaian school
An OHIO sophomore has dedicated her study abroad experience to raising funds to install a security system for the school with which she works.

University and Athena Cinema to host special family movies for charity
A new program is making it possible for families to enjoy their favorite movies while assisting other families who may be struggling during the holiday season.

International Dinner brings students and community together
Held Saturday, the annual International Dinner celebrates the diversity of Ohio University by bringing together different student organizations for a meal.

Army ROTC cadets visit Gettysburg for Veteran's Day [PHOTOS]
During Veterans Day weekend, about 20 Army ROTC senior cadets traveled to Gettysburg, Pa., area to gain an appreciation for the site of the famous Battle of Gettysburg.

Nov 20, 2012
Late Ohio University Lancaster professor creates scholarship fund for part-time students
Though deceased, Carol Christy's passion for her Ohio University Lancaster Campus students lives on through the Carol A. Christy Scholarship Fund.

United Appeal Spotlight: My Sister’s Place provides safe haven for victims of relationship abuse
Much about the organization remains undisclosed for the safety of its clients. But when it comes to advocating equality and justice for women, My Sister's Place is anything but quiet.

Bobcats at the Ballpark: A look inside Cincinnati’s largest alumni event to date
As part of The Promise Lives Campaign, the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) recently hosted its largest alumni event for the Cincinnati and Dayton areas.

Running through the storm
Alumna and fellow marathoners “run anyway” for Sandy recovery.

OHIO Alumni Association chapter establishes scholarship for New England-area students
A new scholarship will provide funding to OHIO students from the New England area.

University suspends classified job postings during holidays
University Human Resources will again suspend university-wide and public classified job postings during the holidays.

Nov 21, 2012
Streamlined Workers' Compensation process will benefit employees
Ohio University became the first public university in Ohio to be granted the privilege by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) to become a self-insured employer and will be moving into this new program effective Jan. 1, 2013.

University to close Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving observance
Ohio University will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22-23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. All University offices will be closed and classes will not be in session.

OU-HCOM seeks applicants for new chief of staff position
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine invites qualified applicants to apply for the newly created position of chief of staff.

Nov 26, 2012
Astronomer to discuss black holes on Wednesday
Professor of Astronomy Joe Shields will present, "Hunting Black Holes with the Hubble," during his Science Café discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28.

Anatomy of a Downtown: From urban planning to performing arts, what makes a city tick?
Big cities such as New York or Los Angeles are known for their exciting downtown atmospheres, but for Marina Peterson they offer the chance to examine how downtown acts as a mirror for what makes a city.

Pre-Kwanzaa speaker to perform one-woman show on Wednesday
The Office of Multicultural Programs/Multicultural Center and the Black Student Cultural Programming Board will host the annual Pre-Kwanzaa celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Baker University Center Theatre.

Nov 27, 2012
College of Fine Arts dean finalists announced
Finalists for the position of dean of the College of Fine Arts were recently announced.

OHIO Libraries helps Meigs High School students transition to college
Following a visit to Alden Library, Meigs High School Students are a few steps closer to their transition into college.

Nov 28, 2012
Scripps students make a difference for a third year through Project C
Ohio University’s Project C was created in February 2011 by three School of Visual Communication students to reach out to the Athens community and its non-profit organizations via film, interactive design and philanthropy.

Lancaster Campus student organizations collect for others this holiday season
Members of Lambda Pi Eta are conducting a "Support Your Troops Supply Drive" in honor of an OUL alumnus Tommy Spellman, who is currently stationed overseas.

Chillicothe Campus celebrates spirit of region during Heritage Day
Members of the campus and local community celebrated their shared tradition during the recent annual Heritage Day celebration in the Stevenson Center Learning Commons.

Physics and astronomy professor to discuss how instruments work in Dec. 5 Science Cafe
Martin Kordesch will present "The Physics of Music," in his Science Café discussion at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, in the Baker University Center Front Room.

Nov 29, 2012
New Lancaster Campus crafting group makes clothing donations for local shelter
About a dozen students and faculty members recently joined the group Yarncrafters for Lancaster. The group plans to donate what it makes to a local shelter.

Beta Alpha Psi holds biannual food drive and toy fundraiser
Beta Alpha Psi (BAP), one of the College of Business's national business organizations, once again successfully staged its biannual food drive and Christmas toy fundraiser.

Astronomers get new view of dark matter in the cosmos
Using a camera on NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, scientist Douglas Clowe and colleagues have published a new picture of dark matter found in a merging galaxy cluster.

CHSP’s international students enjoy pre-Thanksgiving feast, courtesy of Atrium Café
Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) hosted a Thanksgiving feast last week for its international students, giving them a taste of this most American of holidays while they are away from home.

Keith Hawkins wins Marshall Scholarship to study at University of Cambridge
Ohio University senior Keith Hawkins was selected as a Marshall Scholar. It will allow him to study astrophysics in Great Britain.

Classified Senate supports student retention through annual scholarships
Classified Senate aims to relieve school-related stresses by instilling in students a spirit of optimism and hope. At the start of each academic year, the group awards five $1,000 scholarships to students in need.

Football places six players on All-MAC teams
Six Ohio University football players were named to the 2012 Mid-American Conference All-League team on Wednesday.

OUnited food drive is Dec. 3-8
Backdrop Magazine is hosting a campus-wide food collection drive for the Southeast Ohio Food Bank. The food drive, titled OUnited, will be held Dec. 3-8 in the Baker University Center.

OUAA offers Finals Week Survival Bags through the Bobcat Store
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is partnering with the Student Alumni Board to sell Finals Week Survival Bags on the online Bobcat Store. Finals Week Survival Bags can be purchased for $15 and include several late night study essentials.