Compass Archives

Nov 1, 2016
Physics alum returns to conduct experiment at Accelerator Lab
Physics & Astronomy alum Cody Parker spent five days recently conducting experiments at Ohio University’s Edwards Accelerator Lab. Parker is a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Plasma Science and Fusion Center in Cambridge.

Luring bobcats with 'Chanel #5 for kitties'
Go Rufus! Everyone at Ohio University loves Rufus, yet it is amazing how few people realize that bobcats live in our backyards around Athens. Cassie Thompson, master's student in Dr. Viorel Popescu’s Conservation Ecology Lab, tracked bobcat using remote camera traps in Zaleski State Forest this summer.

Documentary 'Navajo Math Circles' features OHIO math professor
WOUB will air the documentary, featuring Dr. Bob Klein, at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.

Wyatt, 3 graduate students present at international space conference
Dr. Sarah Wyatt, Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology, and three graduate students presented as part of the GeneLab symposium at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Research.

Lynch gets Ohio EPA grant for rain gardens, stormwater management in Athens
The Ohio University Geography Department will use a $4,948 Ohio EPA education grant to provide the public with information about how rain gardens can be used as stormwater management tools. The project, which begins in December, is led by Dr. Amy Lynch, Assistant Professor of Geography.

Brazil researcher names new species after colleague Harvey Ballard
Dr. Juliana De Paula Souza of Federal University of São João del-Rei in Brazil has named a new species of Latin American violet—Anchietea ballardii—after Dr. Harvey Ballard, Associate Professor of Environmental & Plant Biology at Ohio University.

Alum to teach course on political campaigns, lobbying, ethics
Ohio University alum Justin R. McCaulley '01 is this year's “visiting professional” in Political Science. In Spring 2017, McCaulley will teach a one-credit course, POLS 4900 Special Topics in Political Science, which provides a behind-the-curtain view from a lobbyist’s perspective of the roles of and relationships between business, government, and society.

Meet Serena McCollum, October Classified Employee of the Month
Serena McCollum, a records management senior specialist, is the October Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Danielle Steel books, West Virginia, fishing and old Hollywood. Find out more about her here.

Brie Boothby reflects on experiences as a ‘Maggie B’
Margaret Boyd Scholar has helped raise awareness about the dangers of concussions among student athletes.

Registration for JobFest opens Nov. 15
OHIO's inaugural JobFest: Part Time, On-Campus, and Seasonal Employment Fair will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on March 21 in Baker University Center 240/242.

OHIO’s donation of discarded items aids regional charities, educational partners
Residence hall demolitions and renovations in the 2015-16 academic year resulted in the donation of 175 mattresses, 497 bed ends and 264 desks to local non-profits.

University launches OHIO Ready Staff program
Ohio University will launch a pilot program for providing temporary office and accounting staffing assistance in December. It will offer temporary accounting or office staffing support to fill gaps.

Ohio University students team up to raise money for local teen battling cancer
On Saturday, Oct. 22, Ohio University students teamed up with Athens community members to raise money for Amanda Lasure, a 14-year old Athens High School student diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma, at an autumn-themed family fun event.

The man of many lessons resides in Copeland 409A
Tucked away in Copeland 409A, Paul Mass sits amid the business-deal “tombstones” lining the shelves and cabinets around the room, which showcase more than Mass’s numerous accomplishments. Each one holds a memory, and the new entrepreneur-in-residence and associate director of the Center for Entrepreneurship excitedly reminisces. He can point to any one of them and recall the entire story of that business deal.

University-based startup invited to state collegiate venture showcase
An OHIO student-faculty startup team heated things up at the Ohio Collegiate Venture Showcase in Columbus by I-Corps@Ohio, a state of Ohio-created program that helps faculty members and students turn their research into commercial products and companies.

Battelle for Kids and Voinovich School expand relationship to create school-to-workforce pipeline
Battelle for Kids honored the Voinovich School with the ‘Friends of Battelle for Kids’ award, and the relationship between the two entities is continuing and growing as the Voinovich School and Battelle for Kids undertake a new project.

Chemical engineering professor granted $1.5M for biofuels research
A professor of chemical engineering has recently received a $1.5 million research grant to make biorefineries more efficient and more profitable by helping reduce the cost of environmentally friendly biofuels.

Doctor of Nursing Practice program announced
The College of Health Sciences has announced the approval 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.

OHIO admin gifts arts experiences to area children
Performances by Black Violin, Sybarite5 to be supported by Arts in Education Fund.

CLDC’s Brain Based Career Development theory captures attention of career professionals nationwide
Developed by Assistant Dean of Students Imants Jaunarajs, Brain Based Career Development is an action-oriented, student-centered approach to career coaching.

Online surveys ask Ohio University and community members to assess town-gown relationships
The relationship between Ohio University’s campuses and the surrounding communities is one of the most important factors relating to quality of life and a sense of belonging in our community for students, faculty, staff and residents.

Nov 2, 2016
Graduate student to discuss “Dinosaurs, Dodos and Ducks: A Bird’s-Eye View of Brain Evolution” at Nov. 9 Science Café
Catherine Early will showcase fossil replicas, 3D models and bone and feather specimens.

Ohio University Foundation welcomes four new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees proudly welcomes four new trustees to the Bobcat family this fall. David “Dave” P. Levy, Casey A. Christopher, Dr. Daryl R. Sybert, and R. Scott Durcanin were elected to the board during the June, 2016 Foundation Board meeting. The first official board meeting for the new trustees is Nov. 3, 2016.

Athena Cinema presents the U.S. premiere of Rajko Grlić’s award-winning feature film “The Constitution”
The Division of Film, and the Athena Cinema present the U.S. Premiere of “The Constitution,” an award winning feature film by OHIO Eminent Scholar in Film, Rajko Grlić, Nov. 15, 7 p.m. at the Athena Cinema in Athens.

Virtual reality game could get low back pain sufferers moving again
Low back pain, the leading cause of pain in the United States, can result in a debilitating fear of movement among sufferers, but Ohio University researcher James Thomas is using a new technology to help this group get moving again.

Nov 3, 2016
Southern Campus equestrian team competes in Western Dressage World Championships
For the third year in a row, the Ohio University Southern Equestrian Team was recognized for excellence at the Western Dressage World Championships in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Diabetes Awareness Month activities scheduled for Athens
Here's a schedule of activities in Athens scheduled throughout November in connection with Diabetes Awareness Month.

Nov 4, 2016
Thirteen seniors will perform in OHIO’s 2016 Fall Senior Dance Concert
Ohio University Division of Dance in the School of Dance, Film, and Theatre presents the annual Fall Senior Dance Concert, the culminating project for B.F.A. dance majors.

Nov 6, 2016
Register now for Risky Business Week activities
The week's goal is to build awareness of how risk management can provide innovative and effective solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education.

Nov 7, 2016
Small changes, big effect: Accessibility & usability improvements to the OHIO website
Improving the OHIO website's usability & accessibility with a login menu & better keyboard/tab navigation.

Graduate student Sonia Ivancic wins prestigious Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award from the National Communication Association
Sonia Ivancic, a School of Communication Studies doctoral student, has won the 2016 National Communication Association (NCA) Donald P. Cushman Memorial Award for her paper, “Biopower and Disciplining Bodies in the Wake of an ‘Obesity Epidemic’: A Poststructural Feminist Analysis of the Soda Ban.”

Scripps Innovation Challenge hosts first hackathon for interested students
With $18,000 in prizes at stake, students began fine-tuning their ideas this past week at the inaugural hackathon for competitors in this year’s Scripps Innovation Challenge. Second hackathon slated for Nov. 10.

Donatos founder joins Ohio University’s Women in Entrepreneurship Day
The Center for Entrepreneurship will host Jane Grote Abell, Chairwoman of the Board for Donatos Pizza, on Tuesday, November 15 from 5 – 6 p.m. in honor of Women in Entrepreneurship Day.  Students and the public are invited to attend her lecture in Baker 240/242 on “The Missing Piece: Doing Business the Donatos Way” and are encouraged to stay for the free pizza reception.

Students, faculty and staff meet the working dogs at OHIO and their handlers
On Wednesday, Oct. 26, University Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and 4 Paws for Ability hosted the first Puppy Panel: Working Dogs at OHIO. Students, faculty and staff gathered to learn about the different kinds of working dogs at Ohio University and how to interact with these dogs and their handlers.

Ohio University Eastern Theater presents ‘The Laramie Project’
The Theater Department of the Ohio University Eastern Campus will present “The Laramie Project” by Moises Kaufman and members of Tectonic Theater Project, Nov. 10-12 and 17-19.

Sustainability-themed International Dinner to kick off International Education Week
The International Student Union will kick off International Education Week at Ohio University on Sunday, Nov. 13, with its annual International Dinner.

Marketing Symposium attracts more than 70 marketing and communications specialists [VIDEO]
More than 70 Ohio University marketing and communications specialists gathered on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Irvine Hall for the third annual Marketing Symposium.

President and first lady host final Urban and Appalachian Scholars Reception [VIDEO]
On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis hosted their final Urban and Appalachian Scholars Reception. The annual event gives the scholars an opportunity to visit with the University's first family.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 7-13
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: the CLDC Professional Leadership Certificate, Veterans Day Military Fitness Testing, and AAUW's Elect Her.

Finals Week Survival Bags now available at The Bobcat Store
As the end of fall semester nears, so does the start of finals week. During the most stressful time of the year, keep your student at ease. Order a Finals Week Survival Bag from The Bobcat Store to equip your student with all of the essentials to make studying more enjoyable!

Nov 8, 2016
Center for International Studies Open House set for Nov. 16
The Ohio University Center for International Studies will host an Open House from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, as part of International Education Week.

Book reception for Steve Howard’s ‘Modern Muslims, A Sudan Memoir’ to be held during IEW
A book reception for the new publication, “Modern Muslims, A Sudan Memoir,” by Ohio University Center for International Studies Director Steve Howard will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Schoonover Center 450.

The Athena Cinema will host an evening of films by Mongolian Artist in residence Ikhbayar Urchuud
The Athens Center for Film + Video presents “The Will to Art,” an evening of films by Artist in Residance Ikhbayar Urchuud, at the Athena Cinema, Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m.

Outdoors writer to discuss politics of invasive species in America Nov. 15
Join Matt Markey, outdoors editor at The Toledo Blade, as he discusses the complex politics involved with the Asian carp issue and why the political element has stalled any real action. Asian carp are displacing native fish species in many American waterways. Outdoors writing is about the environment, habitat, conservation and wildlife.

Sanh Brian Tran to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern gallery
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania artist Sanh Brian Tran will be exhibiting his artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Campus Art Gallery through Nov. 22.

‘Clubs across Campus’ explores OHIO’s Bobcats of the Shelter Dogs (VIDEO)
All paws on deck as University Communications and Marketing’s latest installment in the “Clubs across Campus” video series takes a look at the Ohio University Bobcats of the Shelter Dogs club.

Ohio University staff, students to present at Ohio Hunger Dialogues
Three members of the Ohio University community will be presenting at Ohio Hunger Dialogues 2016, a statewide conference designed to address and seek solutions to the issues of hunger in local and global communities through teaching, research and service.

President McDavis Releases Report and Recommendations from the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct
President McDavis Releases Report and Recommendations from the Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Misconduct

Nov 9, 2016
Local businesses to talk about “Rising from the Ashes” of Union Street Fire
Local businesses affected by the 2014 Union Street fire in Athens will talk about “Rising from the Ashes” at a public event hosted by the Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship on November 14 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Jackie O’s Public House.

Case Competition finalists prepare for Competition Day
The six finalist teams of the Case Competition will present their solutions to the specified global health challenge to a panel of judges on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each team is competing to win a sponsored trip to Paraguay in May 2017, where the team members will have a chance to research and evaluate the feasibility of their solution.

Ohio University Culinary Services Manager Rosanna Nelson wins Patriot Award
Ohio University Culinary Services is proud to announce that Quality Assurance/HACCP Manager Rosanna Nelson has recently received the Patriot Award by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Libraries announces applications for reimagining the research assignment [VIDEO]
The Libraries is once again accepting faculty applications for the third round of  “Reimagining the Research Assignment,” a collaborative workshop between OHIO librarians and faculty to evaluate and improve student research skills—and foster student success.

Four Ohio University teams move from research to commercialization through I-Corp@Ohio
Four Ohio University research and entrepreneurship teams completed a seven-week intensive training program as participants in the I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort, after they were competitively selected last spring to each receive $15,000 to assist their startups.

Ohio University, City of Athens receive Ohio EPA Achievement awards
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced two new recipients of the “Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program (E3) Achievement Level” award: Ohio University and the City of Athens.

Take a look at Dads Weekend 2016 in pictures [PHOTOS]
Ohio University’s Dads Weekend took place Friday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Nov. 6. It included a number of events, games and shows throughout the weekend.

Student hopes class Tumblr spreads Ecofeminism awareness
“Ecofeminism is an issue worth knowing about, and we want to reach the public, not just fellow academics,” says junior Bethany Bella.

Alum visits 50 states, sets sites on the world
Ohio University alum Michael Sliwinski is putting his History degree and Geography minor to work in D.C.

New astronomy observatory under construction at The Ridges
Ohio University has initiated construction on a new campus observatory that will augment capabilities for undergraduate instruction and public outreach. A formal opening is scheduled for May 2017.

Deadline to apply for Global Perspective Faculty Learning Community is December 15
The Faculty Learning Community will begin spring semester, with facilitators Dawn Bikowski and Talinn Phillips leading the discussion.

Student civilian conquers fears with Bobcat Battalion [VIDEO]
Student civilian conquers fears with Bobcat Battalion [VIDEO]

Graduate students help elementary students extract strawberry DNA
The Plant Biology Graduate Student Association participated in family science night at the Coolville Elementary School, teaching students about basic biology concepts, including DNA extraction and how the Venus Flytrap "eats."

Environmental & Plant Biology welcomes new faculty member, Rebecca Snell
Dr. Rebecca Snell recently joined the faculty of the Environmental & Plant Biology Department at Ohio University.

Alum speaks to students about victims advocacy career
Ohio University alum Becky Filar '06 spoke with students in the Sociology-Criminology Club on Oct. 20.

Mathematician Greg Hayrapetyan to present “Math, Zombies and the Language of the Universe” at Nov. 16 Science Café
What are some of the problems that keep mathematicians up at night?

Men's Basketball's Antonio Campbell named to Lute Olson Award Preseason Watch List
Senior forward Antonio Campbell has been named to The Lute Olson Award Preseason Watch List, which was announced on Monday, Nov. 7.

Nov 10, 2016
Ohio University Proctorville Center hosts 24th Annual Bobcat Bash
Sunny and unseasonably warm weather marked the 24th Annual Bobcat Bash at the Ohio University Proctorville Center on Saturday, Oct. 29.

Southern Campus Gala celebrates 60 years of changing lives
Faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends of Ohio University Southern celebrated 60 years of transforming lives at a Gala Saturday, Nov. 5.

Ohio University Small Business Development Center expands service area, boosts economic impact
Following an award winning year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will expand to serve a 12-county region of southeastern and eastern Ohio.

University closed Friday in observance of Veterans Day
In observance of Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, Ohio University will be closed. Most University offices will be closed in observance of the national holiday.

Heritage and Scripps faculty team up to help educate young physicians on veteran healthcare
When Todd Fredricks, a physician with Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Brian Plow, an associate professor and associate director for undergraduate studies in the Scripps College of Communication, joined forces to create a tool student physicians could use to better understand their future veteran patients ─ they knew they had found their answer ─ a documentary film called “The Veterans’ Project.”

Business Bobcat Q&A: Matthew Benson
Matthew Benson started his own business three months ago and it's already growing fast.

How to make your post-interview thank you stand out with employers
College of Business Associate Director of Alumni Engagement Holly Seckinger shares six ways your thank you note can leave a lasting impression on employers.

Meet the Professor: Dr. Andrew Fodor
Dr. Fodor utilizes a customized, flexible teaching style to connect with a diverse range of students.

Learning beyond the classroom through social media
Dr. Fox joined forces with other universities to teach students how to use social media in a professional setting.

Nov 14, 2016
Ohio University Eastern to hold ‘speed’-style recruiting event
Ohio University Eastern is transforming the traditional college recruiting event by offering a "speed"-style format aimed at getting needed information to recruits quickly in a fun, fast way.

Ohio University celebrating International Education Week Nov. 13-18
Ohio University is celebrating International Education Week Nov. 13-18 by welcoming an award-winning playwright and journalist/TV host to Athens; holding forums for students, faculty and staff; enjoying international foods; and offering a wide range of events focused on international education.

UPC to host ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’-themed event
Ohio University’s University Program Council (UPC) will be hosting a “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life”-themed event on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Bobcat Student Lounge on the first floor of Baker University Center.

OHIO Scholars Day welcomes prospective students to Athens Campus
Ohio University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions hosted OHIO Scholars Day, a special visit program, on Thursday, Nov. 10. OHIO Scholars Day invited high-achieving high school students to receive a unique, hands-on experience with the Athens Campus.

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video features Scripps’ Benjamin Bates
Ohio University Communications and Marketing presents the fifth installment of its “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series with a feature on Benjamin Bates, a professor of communication studies in the Scripps College of Communication and a faculty member in OHIO’s Center for International Studies.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 14-20, 2016
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: International Education Week, Doing Business the Donatos Way and the U.S. premiere of Rajko Grlic's award-winning film, "The Constitution."

90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Russell Contreras
Russell Contreras is a law enforcement and immigration reporter/photographer/videographer at The Associated Press in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Attend talk with Contreras as part of the 90 Minutes Series on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8:00 p.m. in Morton Hall, Room 201.

LGBT Center to host Trans Empowerment Week, Rainbow Thanksgiving before finals
Despite the fall semester coming to a close, the LGBT Center will host several more exciting events before finals week.

Nov 15, 2016
New databases expand Libraries’ digital offerings
One of these new databases is African American Communities, which contains primary resources focusing on African American communities, as well as background information on how these communities have dealt with desegregation, urban renewal, civil rights protests and discrimination.

Student work hour limit increases
Student work hour limit increases

Ohio University Southern retiree recognized for 30 years of service
Ohio University Southern employee John Boright was one of nine OHIO employees honored for 30 years of service to Ohio University at the Classified Service Awards Ceremony.

Financial System Enhancements project team adjusts timeline
Financial System Enhancements project team adjusts timeline

Ohio University Southern student organization raises funds for hurricane victims in Haiti
On Oct. 24, members of the Ohio University Southern Student Nurses Association (SNA) hosted a bake sale to raise funds to help support victims in Haiti affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Ohio University Chillicothe to celebrate 70th anniversary during Heritage Day
Ohio University Chillicothe will commemorate its 70th anniversary on Nov. 17 during its annual Heritage Day celebration at the Stevenson Center beginning at 6 p.m.

Chillicothe Campus culminates 70th anniversary with Dinner Theater event
As a part of Ohio University Chillicothe’s 70th anniversary celebration, a dinner theater event will take place on Nov. 18 beginning at 6 p.m. in Bennett Hall.

Nov 16, 2016
A Thanksgiving message from President Roderick J. McDavis
President McDavis shares a special Thanksgiving message to the Ohio University community.

Ohio University Lancaster basketball teams hold home openers
The Ohio University Lancaster 2016-2017 men’s and women’s basketball teams hold their home openers this week with a full slate of games.

OHIO Hockey visits local elementary school
OHIO Hockey made one of its annual appearances at local schools this week, visiting a kindergarten class at East Elementary School in Athens.

UHR issues PTO protocol reminder for upcoming holidays
University Human Resources has issued the following guidance to the OHIO community regarding the upcoming holidays, usage of paid time off and alternative work arrangements.

Info session on ‘Community-based Tropical Disease Research Program in Ecuador’ to be held Nov. 18
Ohio University graduate and undergraduate students, professionals and community members interested in international research related to health, development and community education are invited to an information session this week to learn more about opportunities occurring in Ecuador this summer.

The Bobcat Store offers three days of Black Friday savings
The biggest savings of the year at The Bobcat Store will be here just in time for the holidays. Explore the new offerings and save big with these Black Friday weekend specials.

Human Resources issues reminders about Winter Break Closure
University Human Resources would like to wish everyone a happy Winter Break Closure and offer a few reminders as we all prepare for a well-deserved break.

Civil engineers help unearth pipe problems with newly patented invention
Two Russ College researchers have received a patent for a security mesh they developed to sense underground pipe damage via detection of soil movement around the structures.<br />

Faculty author most cited, most viewed online journal articles
Scholarly articles from two Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty members have topped the charts in CORROSION, a leading research journal.

ohiowomen issue offers stories of OHIO women achieving through creative thinking
ohiowomen issue offers stories of OHIO women achieving through creative thinking

New partnership will boost Heritage College’s rural health impact
A federal grant in which the Heritage College is a major player will allow expansion of its efforts to enhance medical education to better serve the underserved.

Nov 17, 2016
Celebrate Women 2017 to feature "Orange is the New Black" author as keynote
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington’s Celebrate Women conference announced Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women’s Prison as its 2017 keynote speaker at a public unveiling and reception.

Chubu University Professor Tadashi Shiozawa to discuss cross cultural communication
Chubu University Professor Tadashi Shiozawa will give a special presentation on Cross Cultural Communication on Friday, Nov. 18, beginning at 1 p.m. in the Multicultural Center in Baker University Center.

The Athena Cinema will hold a screening and panel discussion of acclaimed film Moonlight
Join the Athena Cinema for a special screening of Barry Jenkins’ widely celebrated feature film “Moonlight,” Friday, November 18 at 7:00 p.m.

Ohio University Southern nursing students visit exhibit, gain invaluable experience
Junior and senior nursing students from Ohio University Southern recently had the opportunity to attend the Bodies Revealed Exhibit on display at the Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis, Ohio.

Thanksgiving food, fellowship offered to Bobcats staying on campus
Ohio University students staying on campus for Thanksgiving Break have opportunities to celebrate the occasion with their Bobcat Family, thanks to activities being sponsored by the Department of Housing and Residence Life in partnership with Culinary Services.

Nov 18, 2016
Student of the month named at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington
Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington student Olivia Montgomery-Chorey has been selected as the October student of the month.

Preparing for Fall Commencement 2016
Approximately 800 students are expected to participate in the Fall Commencement ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 10. Read on for need-to-know information for graduates, parents and guests.

Ohio University releases HealthAlert on heroin
As part of its continued efforts to educate and inform the campus community on matters related to health and safety, Ohio University recently released information about the illicit drug heroin on its HealthAlerts website, a resource providing the University community with knowledge to address the critical health and safety issues facing today's college students, faculty and staff.

Nov 20, 2016
Women's Basketball to Host Northern Kentucky on Monday
The Women’s Basketball Team continues its three-game home stand on Monday when they host Northern Kentucky at 7 p.m.

Ohio Football will wrap up the regular season against Akron on Tuesday in Peden Stadium
Ohio Football will wrap up the regular season against Akron at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Peden Stadium. The game is for the MAC East title.

Nov 21, 2016
Gala celebrates OHIO’s international efforts, honors its global champions (PHOTOS)
Members of the Ohio University community gathered last week to celebrate OHIO’s history of excellence in international education and global engagement and to recognize and thank those who have helped to pen that history.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 21-27
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: football's battle for the MAC East, Thanksgiving Break Activities for students and weekend basketball.

Athens City income tax to increase
Athens City income tax to increase

Game day traffic flow changes, parking lot closures announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ Tuesday night home football game
Faculty, staff, students and OHIO Bobcat football fans arriving to campus on Tuesday, November 22 should remain aware of game day traffic pattern changes. Various event set-up activities could also affect area parking and traffic flow throughout the day.

Heritage College hosts statewide pre-medical education event in Athens
More than 200 pre-medical students from around the state visited Ohio University last week for Ohio Medical Education Day, an annual workshop aimed at preparing students for careers in medicine.

Tantrum Theater announces 2017 summer season
Tantrum Theater proudly announces its 2017 summer season, featuring three exceptional plays, 55 separate performances, and a slate of new play readings, in the Abbey Theater, Dublin, Ohio between May 30 and August 19.

Fall Senior Dance Concert brings audience on stage
The Fall Senior Dance Concert performances in Putnam Hall’s Shirley Wimmer Dance Theatre included group pieces and solo acts that were performed by the choreographer.

Hundreds attend IEW keynote to hear from expert on Muslim-American experience
Hundreds of people packed Ohio University’s Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Nov. 17 to hear award-winning playwright and journalist Wajahat Ali present “Understanding Muslims: Islamophobia and Turning Villains into Heroes.”

Students discuss violence prevention at Changing Campus Culture Summit
The Nov. 3 summit provided an opportunity for students to interact and engage in a free-exchange of ideas from people across the state who are doing violence prevention work.

Community library initiative includes Ohio University Press
Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to promote central Ohio libraries, has created two community book exchanges that celebrate the Whitehall community in suburban Columbus.

Provost’s Undergraduate Research Fund provides $49,962 for student projects
Ohio University students receive support for research, scholarship and creative work.

OUPD welcomes conversation, questions with Coffee with a Cop
To encourage conversation and interaction with campus law enforcement in a casual atmosphere, the Ohio University Police Department hosts Coffee with a Cop events throughout the academic year.

Shaping the Future of Activism on Campus
OUC is taking a new approach to analyzing activism .

OUC's OTEC program offers students valuable, personal internship experiences
Students at OUC are gaining valuable experiences through internships in the community.

CHSP and Heritage College face-off for the cure
The time of year has come when people everywhere drop their razors and decide to “let it grow.” While the extra fur definitely keeps people warm during the blustery, cold month of November, a deeper sentiment is encouraging students and employees of the College of Health Sciences and Professions and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to ditch shaving this fall.

Campus Recycling hosts annual food drive to benefit local families
During the weeks leading up to winter break, from Monday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 11, Ohio University Campus Recycling will host its annual winter food drive, collecting non-perishable food items for low-income families of Alexander School District.

Ohio University Lancaster theatre to perform an encore presentation of "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre presents "A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS" December 1 - 4, 2016. The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.

Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, through Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, and will re-open on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. 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.

Nov 22, 2016
Third annual Case Competition promotes interdisciplinary problem solving and friendship
After many hours of preparing, researching and presenting, the winners of the 2016 Global Health Case Competition have been announced. The top three teams, Chicas por el Cambio, Qhali Kay and Tranquilo attended the International Education Week's Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement on Nov. 16, where they were awarded for their hard work and success in researching solutions to these health challenges in the target country.

Ohio University Southern welcomes Sarah Diamond Burroway as director of external relations
On Nov. 14, Ohio University Southern welcomed Sarah Diamond Burroway as the new director of external relations.

Ohio University Lancaster guitar club to perform free concert November 30
Ohio University Lancaster’s Guitar Club (STRUM) will present a free concert on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, from 2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts.

Presidential Search Committee to meet November 30
Presidential Search Committee to meet November 30

Nov 23, 2016
Employee appreciation event to take place Dec. 7
Ohio University employees are invited to join the President and First Lady for live music and hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Gaining international experience from the comfort of Athens
The Ohio International Consulting Program provides hands-on international business experience for students on campus.

Storytelling in the classroom builds engagement, facilitates learning
The Office of Instructional Innovation has released a new story featuring Dr. Lynn Harter discussing the rich benefits both student and teacher experience when using storytelling in the classroom.

The Jim and Katie Kahler Scholarship Fund ensures longevity of sports administration programs
Jim Kahler lives by the notion that there are three important life decisions a person makes: to pursue an education, the occupation you choose and who you wed. For the past 35 years, Jim Kahler and his wife, Katie Kahler, have found meaning in each of those aspects through sports.

Bobcat Store artists combine passion and purpose in paintings
Betsy Ross Koller, an Ohio University alumna, and Passion Works Studio, a local art studio in Athens, have produced a variety of artwork recognized by people all over the world. With every stroke of the brush, Koller and the artists at Passion Works raise awareness for more than just their art. With the help of The Bobcat Store, Koller and Passion Works have created exclusive collections to benefit personal causes.

Holiday shopping made easy at The Bobcat Store
No need to leave the house and face the crowds for holiday gifts your friends and family will love. Make it a “Happy Hol-OU-day” this year by shopping online at The Bobcat Store.

MAC Football Championship tickets now on sale for Dec. 2 game
Ohio Football has clinched a spot in the 2016 Marathon MAC Football Championship Game, and fans are encouraged to follow the Bobcats to Detroit.

Athena Cinema and Ohio University host fifth year of holiday movies
If you are looking for alternative entertainment in uptown Athens, the Athena Cinema has a great option. The fifth annual Holiday Film Series begins Saturday, November 26 and offers tickets to holiday movies in exchange for food or cash donations for the local food pantry that benefit area residents in need.

Antonio Campbell named MAC East Division Player Of The Week
OHIO senior Antonio Campbell has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week. The reigning MAC Player of the Year has garnered weekly conference honors three times in his career.

Nov 28, 2016
Panel discussion on Trump administration is Tuesday
The Environmental Studies program in the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs will host a panel presentation titled, “Environmental Policy and Politics: What’s in Store with a Trump administration nationally and internationally?” from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

An update from UHR regarding FLSA overtime regulations
University Human Resources provided an update for OHIO staff impacted by the new FLSA overtime regulations.

International Education Week 2016 highlighted by discussion on Islamophobia
Part of the national celebration of international education, OHIO’s IEW events included speeches, art exhibits, films, workshops, student and faculty forums and international foods.

2017-18 student financial aid cycle brings new deadlines for Ohio University students
Ohio University students and their families should be aware of changes in deadlines for the 2017-18 student financial aid cycle.

Nov 29, 2016
University Program to host “Treat Yo Self,” a pre-finals relaxation event
University Program Council will host a free pre-finals relaxation event titled, “Treat Yo Self,” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1.

Hockey to host third annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday
The #2 ranked OHIO Hockey will host their third annual “Teddy Bear Toss,” this Saturday vs. #12 Lindenwood University. Fans are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped, stuffed toy to throw on the ice.

Athens AAUW building membership to make impact in community
In an effort to boost its impact on the Athens campus and in the local community, the Athens Branch of the American Association of University Women are hosting membership drive events on the Ohio University Athens Campus.

Ten OHIO students, faculty member receive research funding from 2016 John J. Kopchick Awards
The program provided a total of $54,863 in grants and fellowships to advance health and medical research.