Compass Archives

Dec 1, 2011
Gary Trent to be honored during Ohio vs. Miami game
Ohio University Athletics will honor the career of former NBA player Gary Trent (1993-95) during the Miami game on Jan. 21 in the Convocation Center. The game will feature special ticket prices starting at $1.

WellWorks to host Winter Gathering Dec. 8
WellWorks will celebrate the holiday season and its 25th anniversary at its annual Winter Gathering from 4-7 p.m. in the Grover Center Atrium on Dec. 8.

University holiday greeting is available
Ohio University is proud to present its holiday greeting for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. Please visit to view this year’s message.

Dec 2, 2011
Scientist's technique could help identify new drug candidates
Pharmaceutical companies are increasingly seeking to create protein-based drugs that are less toxic and more effective than conventional treatments. A new technique designed by Ohio University scientist Hao Chen could aid those drug development efforts.

Addressing childhood obesity in Athens County preschools and high schools
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) is helping Athens County schools implement national programs aimed at encouraging students to eat healthier and get active.

Dec 4, 2011
Football team to play in Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Dec. 17
The Ohio University football team will play Utah State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 17 in Boise, Idaho.

Dec 6, 2011
Can osteopathic manipulation treat sweat disorders?
Humans tend to sweat during vigorous activity, when the temperature rises or when circumstances trigger an emotional response. Some of us, however, sweat excessively and without obvious reason. Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine scientist Thad Wilson, Ph.D., has received a $98,400 American Osteopathic Association grant for a research project that could benefit those who experience this problem, a disorder known as

Shields named as vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the graduate college
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Joseph Shields as vice president for research and creative activity and dean of the graduate college effective immediately.

Dec 8, 2011
OUL students prove 'It’s a Wonderful Life'
Ohio University's Lancaster campus theater students and director Victor Jones delivered on their promise to entertain and surprise during their performances of "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" last week.

Dec 9, 2011
CommonSpot upgrade begins Monday
The upgrade from CommonSpot V5.1 to CommonSpot V6.2 is scheduled to begin at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Dec. 12, and to conclude Tuesday afternoon.

Football team to play in Potato Bowl Dec. 17
The Bobcats will play in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Dec. 17 in Boise, Idaho. The Bobcats will take on Utah State on ESPN, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Athletics lends a hand in canned food drive
Ohio Athletics lent a significant hand in the recent campus-wide Canned Food Drive hosted by the Exercise Physiology Club. Bobcat teams made a big impact on the charity drive, donating 31 percent of the overall total.

Yayasan Sime Darby contributes $750,000 to Tun Razak Chair
On Dec. 8, Ohio University received a $750,000 (RM2.34 million) contribution from Yayasan Sime Darby (YSD) to support the Tun Abdul Razak Chair in Southeast Asian Studies.

Research funding opportunities available Winter Quarter
Research funding opportunities available Winter Quarter

University receives $1.4 million for microscope that will advance energy, electronics research
Ohio University has received $1.4 million in federal and state funding to purchase a transmission electron microscope that will allow scientists and engineers to study new materials that could have applications in energy, alternative fuels, superconductors and environmental remediation.

Southern campus alumnus lands first Emmy
Ohio University alumnus Ernie Hall received his first Emmy this year for his work as a photojournalist with Action News in Jacksonville, Fla., on the local CBS/Fox affiliate station.

Dec 15, 2011
Football team takes part in Strikes For Spuds in Boise
The football team arrived in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday to begin preparation for the 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Before they hit the practice field, the team took part in the Strikes for Spuds charity bowling event.

Joe Flading is only MAC offensive lineman to earn All-America honors
Senior offensive tackle Joe Flading has been named honorable mention All-America by He was the only offensive lineman in the Mid-American Conference to earn postseason All-American honors from

Dec 16, 2011
Ohio Soccer receives national academic recognition
Thanks to a very impressive team grade-point-average of 3.38, Ohio Soccer has earned team recognition from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Dec 19, 2011
Office of Sustainability offers program funding
The Office of Sustainability is offering an opportunity for the campus community to host sustainability programming during the month of April 2012. Students, faculty, and staff can apply for grants up to $500 to run a program that furthers the goals of the Sustainability Plan and educates the campus on this year’s theme: Energy.

New research vice president indicates exciting changes on horizon
Ohio University's new vice president of research and creative activity and dean of the graduate college said research is a defining characteristic of the University.

Ohio University mourns the loss of distinguished alumnus Howard Nolan
Ohio University alumnus Howard Eugene Nolan passed away on Dec. 3.

Eighteen Scripps students currently studying in Zambia
While other students are resting their turkey-laden stomachs and spending winter break working, taking classes or relaxing, 18 students from three schools in the Scripps College of Communication have been immersed in studies in Zambia in southern Africa as part of the “Zambia: Media, Society and Governance” study-abroad trip currently under way.

MDIA student earns recognition a third time for game design
Michael Stephens, a sophomore majoring in Digital Media at Ohio University, won 2nd place in the Game Career Guide “Location, Location, Location” Design Contest in mid-November, marking the third time during Fall Quarter he placed in the challenge series, a record for any student at Ohio University.

Frank named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Robert Frank as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences effective Aug. 1.

Full house for RCM Day of Learning
On Friday, Dec. 9, approximately 100 members of the Ohio University community joined for the RCM Day of Learning in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

OUE's Kristina Velkovich recognized by Board of Regents
The state of Ohio’s Board of Regents recently recognized Ohio University Eastern student Kristina Velkovich by naming her as a state student ambassador.

Bobcats win first bowl game with late score
Ohio Football scored a touchdown in the final 13 seconds to win the first bowl game in program history at the 2011 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

Environmental Studies wins Gingerbread House Decorating Contest
For the third year in a row, Environmental Studies swept the frosting at Ohio University's fifth annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.

Scientists launch international experiment that could test standard model of physics theory
Physicist Julie Roche is part of a team of 150 scientists now embarking on a study that could either strengthen evidence for the Standard Model or reinforce the notion that there's a whole world beyond it – a concept they call "new physics."<br />

Bobcats win bowl game with last second touchdown
Ohio Football won the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on Saturday, 24-23, over Utah State.

Dec 20, 2011
The Interlink Alliance to host faculty development conference March 9-10
The Interlink Alliance will host its second faculty development conference, "Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century," March 9-10 on the campus of North Carolina Central University in Durham, N.C.

Dec 21, 2011
Minimum wage rate increases Jan. 1
Effective Jan. 1, 2012, the minimum wage for non-tipped employees will increase to $7.70 per hour and for tipped employees the minimum wage will be $3.85 per hour.

Compass e-mails to take one-week hiatus
As the end of winter intercession approaches, Ohio University Compass e-mails will take a one-week hiatus. There will be no e-mails the week of Dec. 26.

Ensure you receive emergency text messages
If Ohio University employees currently have a cellular phone number listed in their personal information, Blackboard Connect automatically will send emergency text messages to that designated number. However, if no phone number is designated as mobile or cellular no text message will be sent.

Dec 22, 2011
Chief audit executive finalists named
The search committee has identified four finalists for the chief audit executive position.

OHIO receives $468,000 federal grant to achieve better outcomes for children
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP) are principal recipients of a $468,000 federal grant.

Dec 29, 2011
Ivo Baltic named MAC East Player of the Week
Ohio's Ivo Baltic was named the Mid-American Conference's East Player of the Week for the first time after averaging 17.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in wins at Northern Iowa and against North Carolina A&T.

Dec 30, 2011
University Judiciaries changes name
University Judiciaries has changed its name to the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility effective Jan. 1.