Compass Archives

Nov 3, 2014
Branding OHIO through a mobile app
Developed primarily with prospective students in mind, OHIO you provides a fun and easy way for individuals to picture themselves at Ohio University.

First marketing symposium unites University communicators
The event, hosted by the Marketing Advisory Council and University Communications and Marketing (UCM), aimed to foster collaboration and partnership between marketers and communicators in their roles as advocates for OHIO.

Heritage College unveils artwork at Cleveland campus
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.

Josep Rota to discuss bilingual book of poems Nov. 6
Josep Rota, professor emeritus of communication and associate provost emeritus for international studies, will present "Origins and Destinations - a Bilingual Book of Poems" on Thursday, Nov. 6.

Russ College embraces diversity through Brazilian study abroad program
This year, 35 Brazilian students joined the Russ College of Engineering and Technology by taking part in the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program. BSMP is a one-year, non-degree scholarship program for Brazilian students in the STEM fields.

Ohio Senator talks leadership and alternative energies with engineering and tech students
Ohio State Senator Lou Gentile gave Ohio University engineering and technology students a challenge Thursday as part of the Robe Leadership Institute seminar. He asked for their help creating alternative energies.

Peter Kornbluh to deliver annual Latin American Studies lecture Nov. 6
Peter Kornbluh will deliver this year's Latin American Studies annual lecture at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 in Baker University Center 240. He is a senior analyst with the National Security Archives and director of the Archive's Cuba and Chile Documentation Projects.

Nov. 6 Campus Conversation to address free speech, civility, difficult dialogues
“Campus Conversations: Free Speech, Civility and Difficult Dialogues” will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, in the Walter Hall Rotunda on Ohio University's Athens Campus.

"Visit Days" begin this week at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington has grown by about 1,000 students since 2007. Now, future students have the opportunity to see why the campus is growing in numbers. The first visit days of the 2014/2015 school year at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will be held on Thursday and Friday.

Last date for The OHIO Guarantee Passport event coming up Nov. 12
The event is open to all members of the University community – faculty, staff and students.

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism's Tom Suddes inducted into Journalism Hall of Fame
The Press Club of Cleveland’s Hall of Fame will honor Tom Suddes, an assistant professor in E.W Scripps School of Journalism, on Nov. 7.

Cathy Waller celebrates 120-pound weight loss and improved health on Halloween
With the help of Ohio University WellWorks and too many friends and colleagues to name, administrator Cathy Waller has reclaimed her happiness and health by losing 120 pounds.

NIH funds Heritage College study examining Chagas disease transmission routes
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has received a $407,558 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study the geographic transmission patterns of the parasite that causes Chagas, a potentially fatal disease infecting about 11 million people in Mexico, Central America and South America. Mario Grijalva, Ph.D., professor of microbiology and director of the Tropical Disease Institute, is working with a collection of universities around the world to better understand how this deadly disease is disseminated in southern Ecuador and northern Peru.

Nov 4, 2014
Lancaster Campus education students participate in Lancaster City Schools “TeachToberFest”
Lancaster Campus education students participate in Lancaster City Schools “TeachToberFest”

Heritage College Summer Scholars still attracting top students after more than 30 years
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine's Summer Scholars program, offered since 1982, gives 22 undergraduate students from around Ohio and the nation a taste of what it’s like to start medical school. In addition to its educational value, the program also serves as an important recruiting tool for the college. The Heritage College Office of Admissions is now accepting applications for next year’s Summer Scholar’s program.

Campus Sustainability Day features Twitter tour, costume exchange
Ohio University sponsored Campus Sustainability Day on Oct. 22, and this year's theme was “Empowering Change on Campus and in the Community.”

November workshops offer tips on accessing Student Enhancement Award funding
November workshops offer tips on accessing Student Enhancement Award funding

Researchers pair math with microbiology expertise to prevent pneumonia in hospitals
Todd Young and Erin Murphy received a $10,000 seed grant from the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to study how to identify strains of bacteria growing on hospital ventilator filters.

Networking event in Charlotte promises to be much more than a job fair
Students and alumni are invited to attend the 12th Annual Charlotte Networking week on February 19-21, 2015 in Charlotte, N.C., hosted by the Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Chapter.

Nov 5, 2014
How to get funding from OURC, Baker awards programs: Nov. 13 and 14
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creativity Activity will host two workshops this month to help Ohio University faculty and staff learn how to access funding from the Ohio University Research Committee (OURC) and Baker Fund Awards Committee internal awards programs.

International Education Week on Lancaster Campus to focus on refugees
November is a month where many remember to be thankful for what they have. During International Education Week, Lancaster Campus students, faculty and staff will have an opportunity to hear from refugees in central Ohio who are very thankful to be living here.

Cardboard Camelot postponed
Ohio University’s world-record breaking attempt at creating the largest cardboard structure ever constructed has been temporarily postponed.

Ohio University mechanical engineering student consults on water systems during service trip to Ecuador
Eric Hamman spent part of his final months as a mechanical engineering student at Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology not in Athens but in Ecuador, creating for good by assessing water systems as part of a Tropical Disease Institute (TDI) program.

Ohio University co-hosts third international conference on perpetual pavement
Pavement experts from around the world convened in Columbus, Ohio, last week at the third International Conference on Perpetual Pavement, hosted by Ohio University’s Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment, part of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, and the Ohio Department of Transportation.

Kanawha Project on climate change literacy seeks faculty participants
Kanawha Project on climate change literacy seeks faculty participants

Family of Bobcats creates scholarship for Scripps students
Family of Bobcats creates scholarship for Scripps students. The Weiss-Mulgrew Family Scholarship uses The OHIO Match to make their gift go further.

Meet Susie Abbott, the October Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Susie Abbott, the October Classified Employee of the Month.

Geology rocks the GSA in Vancouver
Faculty, alumni, graduate students, and undergraduate students from Geological Sciences made a splash in Vancouver, British Columbia, at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America's annual conference in October.

Student helps law firm determine mineral rights during summer internship
Because of the recent drilling boom, property owners may find it important to understand the status of their own interests in the minerals beneath their homes. Ohio University student Alena Klimas recently had the opportunity to work with a law firm that seeks to determine historical lines of ownership in order to ease law suits related to mineral rights.

Science teamwork is like dancing a tango, alum says
In a new YouTube movie, alum Jairo Sinova explains more about spintronics and ways in which a “scientific tango” could be a new way of doing science.

Rota to read from 'Origins and Destinations – A Bilingual Book of Poems,' Nov. 6
The Contemporary History Institute is pleased to welcome Dr. Josep Rota on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 4:30 pm in Baker 242 for a reading from his latest work, "Origins and Destinations—A Bilingual Book of Poems."

Students invited to Ohio University Pre-Law Day, Nov. 13-14
On Thursday, Nov. 13, and Friday, Nov. 14, Ohio University hosts its annual Pre-Law Day in Baker University Center. The program features 25 OHIO alumni working as legal professionals in a variety of fields.

Community service awards honor current, former students
Heritage Day celebrates impact of campus-community ties

Celebrate Veterans Day Nov. 11
American citizens celebrate Veterans Day each year on Nov. 11 to honor our veterans for their patriotism, love of country and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. Ohio University will be closed to commemorate the national holiday.

Nov 6, 2014
Learn how to control diabetes with technology
Anyone studying or interested in learning more about technology used to help control diabetes can find out about new bolus wizards, pattern analysis meters and an artificial intelligence program from 6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 6, in Grover Center W115.

Males to strap on high heels for Walk a Mile in Her Shoes
Ohio University's seventh annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes steps is Nov. 8. The walk features men wearing women's high heels as a way to prevent sexual assault.

OHIO delegation celebrates Chubu University’s 50-year legacy and 40-year partnership
Celebrations abound in Kasugai City, Japan this week, marking the 50th anniversary of Chubu University, one of Ohio University’s three international partners.

Fall Senior Dance Concert is Nov. 13-15
Ohio University Division of Dance in the School of Dance, Film and Theater will present its annual Fall Senior Dance Concert, , the culmination project for BFA dance majors.

Word on the Street - Morning Routines [VIDEO]
Students told us what their morning routines were like and what essentials they needed to keep them going.

eLearning OHIO launches redesigned eCampus website
The redesigned eCampus website, available at, was launched Monday, November 3. eCampus is a virtual campus of information and services for online and distance students, many of whom never come to one of Ohio University’s bricks-and-mortar campuses.

Anna and the Annadroids Come to Ohio University for Nov. 6 Performance
Anna Sullivan, 2003 alumna, will be coming to campus with her San Francisco based multi-media dance theater company, Anna and the Annadroids, who will be presenting their new touring work Man(u)fractured.

Second Year Film Screening to Take Place Sat., Nov. 8
Current MFA thesis students will screen short films made during their second year in the program. Screening will take place on Sat., Nov. 8 at 7 pm at The Athena Cinema. Tickets are free.

Remembering D-Day: The 70th Anniversary Edition of 'The Longest Day'
“The Longest Day,” which was originally published in 1959, delivers the narrative of D-Day from the perspective of those who experienced it.

Nov 7, 2014
Former teacher leaves legacy of reading with gift of books to Southern Campus
One of former Ironton resident Pat Shields' final wishes was that family and friends donate books in her memory. Her daughter recently delivered more than 600 children's books to Ohio University's Southern Campus.

Ohio University Eastern education students volunteer to help community
Under the direction of Jacqueline Yahn, middle childhood education coordinator/lecturer at Ohio University Eastern, OUE education majors are tutoring middle school students, offering small lesson plans and assisting the teachers of the East Central Ohio Educational Service Center with the 21st Century Grant After School Achievement Program.

Alumni Association gears up for On The Green Weekend 2015
Last spring the Ohio University Alumni Association hosted the inaugural On The Green (OTG) Weekend on the Athens campus; it was such a tremendous success that plans for OTG 2015 have begun even before the dust from fall Homecoming has settled.

Geoff Dabelko to discuss link between environmental issues and security Nov. 12
What is the connection between the environment and security? Geoff Dabelko, professor and director of environmental studies in the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will answer that question Nov. 12 at the next Ohio University Café Conversations event.

Residential Housing received the Biomedical Achievement Award from the Red Cross
Enrique Hermosilla, David Lawrence and Micah McCarey – representing East Green, South Green, and West Green respectively – received the Biomedical Achievement Award on Oct. 23, for their contributions to the blood drives.

Proctorville Center hosts 22nd annual 'Bobcat Bash' volleyball tourney
More than 200 people braved the near-freezing temperatures for the 22nd annual Bobcat Bash volleyball tournament Nov. 1 at Ohio University's Proctorville Center.

Author to talk on cultural differences at Ohio University Eastern
Lisa Kirchner, author of “Hello American Lady Creature: What I Learned as a Woman in Qatar,” will give speak Thursday, Nov. 20, at 2:30 p.m. in the Ohio University Eastern Campus theater as part of International Education Week.

Nov 10, 2014
SPSS now free for university-owned computers
Researchers and lab managers are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of the popular statistics analysis package.

OHIO to kick off International Education Week Nov. 15
Ohio University will celebrate International Education Week and the 50th anniversary of the Ohio University Center for International Studies with a wide array of speakers, performances, workshops, enrichment seminars and special events that will be held Nov. 15-20.

Task force studies general education requirements
A task force established by Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit will facilitate conversations this academic year to study the role of general education at the University.

Lancaster Campus hosts explosive detection dog training
Police officers from college campuses across Ohio helped their new explosive detection K-9 dogs learn the ropes last week on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus by encouraging them to put their nose to the ground and get to work.

OHIO celebrates significant gains in student enrollment
University-wide efforts to attract and retain students have resulted in gains in both Ohio University enrollment and measures of student success.

Patton College to host Art Extravaganza auction Nov. 17
The Patton College of Education will auction off the artwork of 35 Coolville Elementary students at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17 during the annual Art Extravaganza.

Common goals for baccalaureate programs at OHIO
Common goals for baccalaureate programs at OHIO

OHIO alumnus speaks to sociology class about career in criminal justice
Ohio University alumnus Marc Houk recently spoke to sociology class, “Punishment and Society,” under the instruction of professor Nicole Kaufman in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Seniors present new work at the Senior Dance Concert Nov. 13-15
The Ohio University Division of Dance will be presenting their annual Senior Dance Concert from Nov. 13-15 in Putnam Hall’s own Shirley Wimmer Dance Theater.

Jane Martin’s play 'Anton in Show Business' runs Nov. 11-15
The Ohio University Division of Theater will present Jane Martin’s “Anton in Show Business” from Nov. 11-15 in the Forum Theater.

General Education Task Force provides update to faculty, staff
The following letter from the General Education Task Force was emailed to Ohio University faculty and staff on Friday, Nov. 7.

Males strap on high heels to raise awareness about gender-based violence
More than 140 members of the Ohio University community spent part of their Saturday afternoon raising awareness about the role men play in preventing sexual assault in a rather unconventional way – by strapping on women’s high heels.

Anton Treuer to discuss insensitive American Indian sports mascots Nov. 13
Anton Treuer, executive director of the American Indian Resource Center, will serve as the Ohio University American Indian Heritage Month speaker at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13.

College partners go all out for Diabetes Awareness Month
This story offers a survey of events planned in connection with Diabetes Awareness Month, and some background on the Diabetes Institute.

Nov 11, 2014
Veterans Story: 'I didn't have to go into the military to get shot at'
"I didn't have to go into the military to get shot at," says Chris Derr, a veteran telling his story to help other veterans.

Isle of Eigg: A stop they had to make
The Isle of Eigg wasn't on the schedule. But students took advantage of a free weekend to add a journey to the small island off the coast of Scotland. It turned into an adventure.

A&S TV: 'All coupled climate models are wrong, some are useful'
Dr. Ryan Fogt, said “All Coupled Climate Models Are Wrong, Some are Useful” in his Fall 2014 Science Café talk.

Maymester in Italy info session, Nov. 18
Learn more about Ohio University's Maymester in Italy at an Info Session on Tuesday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m. in Ellis 103. The Maymester in Italy called "Food in Sicily" runs May 10 through 27 in Summer 2015.

Zanesville Campus to celebrate International Education Week with speaker series
The Global Voices Speaker Series, being held Nov. 17-19 at Ohio University Zanesville in honor of International Education Week, features lectures and presentations on 17 different countries by faculty, staff and students.

Nov 12, 2014
New bachelor’s degree programs on Lancaster Campus focus on health and wellness in our community [VIDEO]
Graduates of two new bachelor’s degree programs at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington will make an impact on our community. Bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Human Biology started on the Lancaster Campus at the beginning of Fall Semester.

Ohio University Eastern Theater presents ‘The Miss Firecracker Contest’
The Theater Department of Ohio University Eastern will present Beth Henley’s hilarious comedy “The Miss Firecracker Contest” November 13-15, and Nov. 20-22 in the Shannon Hall Theater.

Hallowpalooza brings fine arts to local children
The Ohio University student orchestra celebrated its seventh annual Hallowpalooza with its largest audience on Oct. 31. The hour-long concert included more than 150 performers.

Ohio University Foundation welcomes 5 new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees proudly welcomes five new Trustees to the Bobcat family this fall. Yvette McGee Brown, BSJ ’82; Janis E. Jones, BS ’79; Richard Dickerson, BSCE ’80; Ronald Teplitzky, AB ’84; and Richard Vincent, were elected during the June Foundation Board meeting in New York City.

At University Libraries, student employment is a win-win
The thousands of students who have worked at Ohio University Libraries have gained skills and knowledge that have helped them succeed both at the University and in their professional careers while contributing to a 200-year legacy of enabling OHIO’s students, faculty and staff to achieve excellence.

Free yearbook photos for graduating seniors to be taken Nov. 18-20
All Ohio University students who are graduating during the 2014-15 academic year are invited to have their senior portrait taken for free from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, through Thursday, Nov. 20, in the Honors Collegium on the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

Holiday dinner safety tips in November Safe-T-Gram
The November 2014 issue of Safe-T-Gram gives readers a list of food safety tips to follow during the holiday season.

Patton College Instructional Technology Program receives iNACOL Innovator Award
The Patton College IT program has received the 2014 iNACOL Innovator Award for Innovative Research in Blended and Online Learning.

Nov 13, 2014
5 steps to staying secure online
These five easy steps can dramatically improve your personal online security.

Email upgrade: Pilot under way
OIT currently is testing the Catmail upgrade process on its own staff.

Office of Education Abroad changes name to reflect new domestic programs
Ohio University’s Office of Education Abroad is expanding its mission to support programs both abroad and in the United States and has changed its name to the Office of Global Opportunities to reflect its new services.

Commitment to student success results in increase in OHIO’s retention rate
Ohio University’s retention rate this fall stands at 80.2 percent – up 1 percent from last fall semester.

Hillel bone marrow drive receives boost from Health 2020 class
Hillel at Ohio University received a boost in their "Got Swabbed," bone marrow drive from the Health 2020 class. A group of 12 students chose the campaign as part of a two-week, service-learning assignment.

OHIO to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week
The Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the College of Business and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will be holding a number of events in honor of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

GIS Open House in Baker University Center to feature experts in GIS research and mapping
On Nov. 19, Ohio University will join the worldwide celebration of International GIS Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week with the “Where in the World is OU? GIS Open House.”

Fall 2014 issue of Ohio Today looks back at 50 years of OHIO student life
The fall 2014 issue of Ohio Today will be delivered to OHIO faculty and staff mailboxes soon.

Students in Philanthropy celebrate National Philanthropy Day
Students in Philanthropy celebrate National Philanthropy Day.

Nov 14, 2014
Chillicothe Campus celebrates legacy
Heritage Day community service awards, faculty member publishes insights for fellow educators and more news from OU-C

Nominate a deserving colleague for the Outstanding Administrator Award
President Roderick J. McDavis sent this message to OHIO faculty and staff requesting nominations for this year's Outstanding Administrator Award.

OHIO Scholars Day welcomes prospective Bobcats to campus
Some high-achieving prospective Bobcats and their families will arrive on campus Thursday, Nov. 20 for Ohio University's Scholars Day.

Nov 16, 2014
President McDavis issues statement on West Union Street fire
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis released the following message earlier today regarding the fire early this morning on West Union Street.

Officials working with students displaced, affected by uptown fire
Ohio University officials continue to assist and support students displaced and affected by a multiple structure fire that occurred early Sunday morning along Union Street in uptown Athens.

Passport events educate participants on new tuition and fee structure
Feedback from the recently concluded Passport to The OHIO Guarantee ™ events indicates that Ohio University community members who attended feel much more familiar now with the new tuition and fee structure that will being in fall semester of 2015.

Nov 17, 2014
Email upgrade: Mobile device setup
When faculty and staff are migrated to Catmail, mobile users will need to adjust settings on to connect to the new system.

Testing facility moves to Bromley Hall
Computer-based educational tests, including the GRE, Praxis, and TOEFL, will now be available in the OHIO Testing Services facility, located in the Lower Level of Bromley Hall through the doors on West Union Street.

Libraries exhibit offers glimpse into collection of fore-edge books
“Hidden Treasures on the Edge: Fore-edge Painted Books from the Jeffery D. Chaddock Collection” provides a glimpse into the collection of fore-edge books owned by Ohio University alumnus Jeff Chaddock.

Guest lecturer to highlight history of fore-edge painted books
Author Jeff Weber, preeminent authority on the history of fore-edge painting, will give a lecture, “A History of Fore-edge Painting Today,” on the fourth floor of Alden Library on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series kicks off Nov. 19
Ohio University is preparing to launch its 2014-15 Kennedy Lecture Series with four widely recognized speakers.

Shively Court to increase operational hours during Boyd Dining renovations
Shively Court to increase operational hours during Boyd Dining renovations

OHIO faculty, students can get free memberships to Ohio Academy of Science
Ohio University now has an institutional membership with The Ohio Academy of Science, which allows faculty and students to join at no cost.

Today’s International Education Week activities focus on African Studies
This year’s IEW festivities were developed in celebration of the 50th anniversary of OHIO’s Center for International Studies, and today’s activities are focused on the program that led to the creation of the center -- the African Studies Program.

Heritage College faculty member named top mentor to D.O. students
Timothy Law, D.O., M.B.A., was named 2014 Mentor of the Year by the American Osteopathic Association during the group’s annual OMED Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition, which took place Oct. 25-29 in Seattle.

OIT security analyst available to train OHIO departments, units to keep information safe
Staying up-to-date on the latest security threats and viruses that have the potential to harm laptops, tablets, smart phones, and other devices is a challenging task.

Dina Lopez to discuss pesticides and health at Nov. 19 Science Café
The faculty member will present “Reflection of use of Agrochemicals: Illness vs. Food Supply,” at 5 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 19, in the Baker Center Front Room.

Over 70 Reunite at Music Therapy Reception at National Conference
Music Therapy Program at American Music Therapy Association's (AMTA) national conference on Friday, Nov. 7 in Louisville, KY.

Native American author, educator says offensive sports mascots need to go
Anton Treuer, executive director of the American Indian Resource Center at Bemidji State University, told his audience that Native American sports mascots need to go away.

Alumni from around the globe invited back for OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion
Ohio University boasts graduates from almost 100 different countries, an honor they will be celebrating with many of those ¬alumni during OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion April 15 – 18, 2015.

Generation workforce: Regional campus impact involves business leaders
When business and industry leaders from the manufacturing, logistics and distribution, and healthcare sectors gathered at Ohio University’s Southern Campus recently, it was the first in a series of talks to take place at each regional campus with Ohio University administrators. The purpose: identify the workforce needs of local employers and align those needs with academic program offerings and student preparedness.

Marketing Class Moves Beyond Memorization
Marketing Class Moves Beyond Memorization

Nov 18, 2014
Lancaster Campus student to compete in qualifer for U.S. Figure Skating Championship
An Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student is getting ready to perform in the most important competition of her young life.  Alexie Mieskoski, a 19-year-old from Reynoldsburg, will compete this week at the 2015 Midwestern Sectional Figure Skating Championships in Chicago, Illinois which is a qualifying event for the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.  The figure skating national championship event is the most prestigious figure skating competition in the United States.

Today’s IEW activities focused on Asian Studies Program
Asian Studies faculty and students are participating in this year’s International Education Week, which is being held now through Nov. 20. The faculty and students are heavily involved in today’s (Tuesday, Nov. 18) activities, which will be focused on Asian Studies.

Schey Sales Centre Chair finds success, skills through Toastmasters
Schey Sales Centre Chair finds success, skills through Toastmasters

President McDavis thanks community in aftermath of West Union Street fire
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis sent the following email about the community's response to the West Union Street fire to all faculty, staff, and students on Monday, Nov. 17.

OHIO scientists contribute to analysis of new fossil mammal found in Madagascar
Ohio University scientist Patrick O'Connor and graduate fellow Waymon Holloway are part of a research team that described the skull and neuroanatomy of a new species of fossil mammal found in Madagascar. The finding was published in the journal Nature earlier this month and received international media coverage in publications such as The New York Times.

Cash and carry event and Native American Jewelry Sale at Kennedy Museum of Art
The Kennedy Museum of Art will host the cash and carry event from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4. The event offers the opportunity for attendees to own an original letterpress poster by printer Amos Paul Kennedy Jr.

Nov 19, 2014
OUL Theatre presents "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" Dec. 3 - 7
The holiday season is getting into full swing at Ohio University Lancaster. That's because "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" officially opens on Wednesday, December 3. This is the third year OUL Theatre has done the show.

Today’s IEW activities to focus on Latin American Studies
Latin American Studies will be participating in International Education Week (IEW), which is being celebrated at OHIO now through Nov. 20. Today’s (Wednesday, Nov. 19) IEW activities will focus on the Latin American Studies master’s program.

Medical guidance doctors visit Athens Campus Dec. 1
Personalized Medical Guidance doctors will be on Ohio University's Athens Campus on Dec. 1 for a lunch and learn session in Baker University Center’s Multipurpose Room 242.

TechGROWTH Ohio calls for nominations for third annual Innovation Awards
TechGROWTH Ohio is seeking nominations for its third annual Innovation Awards, which celebrate innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in Southeast Ohio. Nominations must be made by Dec. 31.

Southern Campus’ International Education Awareness Fair celebrates culture
In celebration of International Education Week, Ohio University’s Southern Campus hosted its Second Annual International Education Awareness Fair that brought together more than 150 faculty, students and staff to explore some faraway cultures and raise awareness about the importance of being globally connected.

Parent, friend, philanthropist, remembered with the establishment of two scholarships
Friends and family of Charles Wickert speak openly and often about his generosity, integrity and warmth. Wickert, who passed away in April 2014, was a long-time employee of the Motorists Insurance Group (Motorists), a Columbus-based insurance company. To honor his legacy, the company established two scholarships that benefit OHIO students.

Nov 20, 2014
International Development Studies program tailored to students’ interests
Ohio University is celebrating International Education Week, with some of today's activities focused on the International Development Studies Program.

Communication, Development Studies program brings the world to OHIO
Communication and Development Studies faculty and students are participating in this year’s International Education Week. Some of today’s activities are focused on the Communication and Development Studies master’s program.

International dinner kicks off IEW with lively performances, diverse dishes
The International Student Union kicked off Ohio University’s International Education Week festivities with its annual International Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Culinary Services to provide mini Grab N Go location; Boyd Market to remain open during Boyd renovation
Culinary Services to provide mini Grab N Go location; Boyd Market to remain open during Boyd renovation

What you need to know about the new tobacco free policy
Beginning in fall 2015, Ohio University’s Athens Campus will become tobacco free, in accordance with a resolution made by the Ohio Board of Regents in July 2012.

Columbus-Athens Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program celebrates volunteerism
The famed Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Program which was designed to address and improve health issues, including the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age, recently celebrated the work of graduate and professional students from Ohio University and Ohio State University with a special event in Grover Center.

Why OHIO students should think about summer research internships now
How do students find out about these internships and apply? The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity is sponsoring two workshops Dec. 2 and 3 to guide students through the process.

Hacking the person instead of the computer
Hackers don't always need high tech tools. Sometimes a phone call is all it takes to compromise your data.

Human Resources hosts Benefits Open Forums
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the upcoming Benefits Open Forum sessions to learn about the impact of the Affordable Care Act and have questions answered about the recently conducted benefits survey.

University begins Comprehensive Master Plan process
Ohio University has started a 15-month endeavor to complete Comprehensive Master Plan 2016, which includes the strategic and physical development of the Athens and Dublin campuses.

Start Smart workshop teaches women wage negotiations
College women built their negotiation skills, research skills and confidence this week thanks to a Start Smart workshop sponsored by the Ohio University Graduate College and the Ohio University Women’s Center.

Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, and will re-open on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation. If you have any questions about making a year-end gift, please visit, call 740-593-2636 or e-mail

Nov 21, 2014
New scheduling tool can generate class schedules for students
A new tool designed to assist students schedule classes more efficiently without the hassle of manually writing down every scheduling possibility is now available online through PeopleSoft.

College Scheduler Instructions
College Scheduler Instructions

How to use the Schedule Planner
How to use the Schedule Planner

'Let’s stop apologizing for being English majors,' says alum
If I had a nickel for every time I heard English Literature mentioned as one of the least practical majors on news programs, I’d have… well, I don’t know what I’d have. I was an English major. Math really isn’t my thing.

CLJC student leads new law learning community
Olayemi Olurin has led several Learning Communities during her time at Ohio University, but this year she is mentoring freshmen interested in her own specialization: law.

Physics & Astronomy interns learn by doing
This summer, 21 majors participated in internships administered through the Department of Physics & Astronomy’s undergraduate summer research program.

African American Male Initiative Open Forum is Dec. 1
The newly formed African American Male Initiative Steering Committee will host an open forum about the past and future of African American males at Ohio University from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1 in Walter Hall 145.

Nov 23, 2014
IEW at Zanesville Campus features food, films, speakers and more [PHOTO ESSAY]
Ohio University Zanesville faculty, staff and students and the Zanesville community celebrated International Education Week with a variety of free programs.

Nov 24, 2014
Athena Cinema, Ohio University to host special family movies for charity
Starting Nov. 29 and running through Dec. 20, the Athena Cinema will be showing afternoon screenings of popular family films every Saturday at 1 and 3 p.m. The price of admission to these screenings will be a minimum donation of one canned food per ticket.

Chemical engineering student receives elite Malaysian honor
An Ohio University chemical engineering doctoral candidate has been named one of 30 students in the nation to receive an outstanding student award from the Embassy of Malaysia and Education Malaysia U.S.A.

Organization started by Lancaster Campus students selected for Fairfield Leadership
Organization started by former Lancaster Campus students selected for Fairfield Leadership

Ohio University Names Executive Director for Constituency Development
Ohio University has named Scott Koskoski, CFRE, executive director of constituency development in University Advancement effective Dec. 1, 2014. He brings with him nearly 15 years of fundraising leadership within higher education and the non-profit sector.

International Thanksgiving Lunch hosted by College of Health Sciences and Professions
The College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting a free International Thanksgiving Lunch for its international students and their families from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Atrium Café in Grover Center.

Chillicothe Campus alum explores life in Alaska
Olivia Muntz lands an adventurous first job and more news from the state's first regional campus

Storyteller, musician Madafo to perform for Dec. 3 Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration
Ohio University will host a Pre-Kwanzaa Celebration at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3 in Baker University Center Ballroom A. Madafo, a storyteller and musician, will perform during the celebration.

Discovery of twisted spins in nanoscale flatland merits accelerated publish date
Diego Mastrogiuseppe, a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and faculty members Dr. Nancy Sandler and Dr. Sergio Ulloa, have discovered a new way to control the interaction of magnetic impurities at the nanoscale level.

OHIO concludes IEW with Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
Ohio University concluded its International Education Week festivities with the Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement ceremony, an annual event that recognizes three particularly outstanding members of the OHIO community who have gone above and beyond in their contributions to international education and cultural understanding.

University mourns death of emeritus music professor
The Ohio University is mourning the loss of Emeritus Professor of Music Richard D. Syracuse, 80, who died on Friday, Nov. 21.

Public workshops will collect input for Comprehensive Master Plan 2016
Ayers-Saint Gross, the architectural and planning firm chosen to create a road map and long-term vision for Ohio University, will hold a series of workshops on the Athens Campus from Dec. 1 to 5.

In a fix with Netflix
The university has quadrupled the available daytime bandwidth for Netflix.

Nov 25, 2014
Lancaster Campus theatre students nominated for Kennedy Center festival for second consecutive year
Three students from the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of “The Elephant Man” have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and another OUL student was nominated to compete in the Design Category at the 27th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Regional Festival this January in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Global health concerns prompt public health task force formation
Ohio University’s efforts to proactively plan and prepare for potential threats to public health have been stepped up in recent weeks due to the outbreak of the Ebola virus in West Africa, and a newly formed public health task force is just another example of OHIO’s efforts.

OHIO Health Headlines Nov. 2014
OHIO Health Headlines Nov. 2014

Director of E.W. Scripps School of Journalism to receive Medal of Honor
Robert Stewart will be awarded the Medal of Honor from Leipzig University in Germany during its Founder's Day celebration on Dec. 2.

OHIO takes top honors at national orientation, transition, retention conference
Ohio University has much to celebrate after taking top honors in several categories at the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education’s national conference, held earlier this month in Orlando.

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Ohio University Eastern trio named All-ORCC
The Ohio Regional Campus Conference released its All-Conference Team recently, and Ohio University Eastern was well represented by middle blocker Kayley Stephens, setter Melissa Stimpert and right side hitter Kelsey Douglass.

Palestinian medical doctor advocates for peace as part of International Education Week
“I shall not hate,” were the first four words spoken by Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish as he walked onto the stage at Ohio University’s Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

Nov 26, 2014
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Fairfield County Job and Family Services Director Aundrea Cordle
When Aundrea Cordle was a little girl, she wasn’t sure if a college education would be in her future.  She was one of three children, living with her single mother in Lancaster, and money was tight.

Campus Involvement Center to host team of ice carvers Dec. 3
The Campus Involvement Center will be hosting a team of professional ice carvers who will be creating ice sculptures at three locations on the Athens Campus on Wednesday, Dec. 3.

Students asked to participate in survey on hunger, food insecurity
OHIO's Counseling and Psychological Services is asking students on the Athens Campus to participate in an online survey about hunger and food insecurity, the results of which will help determine the need for developing a food pantry on the Athens Campus.

Human Resources announces retirement of longtime payroll staff member
Longtime payroll staff member Marti Crabtree is retiring Nov. 26 after 22 years of service at Ohio University.

Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announces two candidates for Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that two candidates for the position of Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation will present in Baker University Center on Dec. 3 and 4.

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JSchool alum Wes Lowery Skypes from Ferguson with Scripps students
On Nov. 25, students in the entry-level journalism class recently took part in a Skype session with alumnus Wesley Lowery. He was in Ferguson, Mo., to cover the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.

Thanksgiving Break in Athens
Ohio University’s Thanksgiving Break begins for all students on Wednesday, Nov. 26 (no classes) and the entire University will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28. <br />For the OHIO students who remain on campus, it will be quieter than usual, but there are a few things happening to help bridge the long holiday weekend.

International students celebrate Thanksgiving at Atrium Cafe
On Tuesday, Nov. 25, a steady stream of students at Atrium Cafe in Grover Center experienced a taste of a traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, carrots and dessert, all prepared and served buffet style by faculty, staff, and students.

University commits funding to repair Hockhocking-Adena Bike Path
Ohio University has committed funding and engineering expertise to repair the Hockhocking-Adena Bike Path.

Speaking Bobcats enjoying another successful season
Ohio University Forensics Team, also known as the Speaking Bobcats, continue to impress as they head toward nationals with an excellent record.

International Space University leaders hold SSP15 planning session at Ohio University
Nearly 20 space professionals from around the world convened in Athens, Ohio, last week to coordinate International Space University’s (ISU) 2015 Space Studies Program (SSP15), which will be hosted by Ohio University June 8–Aug. 7.