Compass Archives

Dec 2, 2012
December Alumni Association Newsletter now available
The December issue of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s newsletter, "OHIO Alumni," is now available to view online.

College of Business alumnus Drake Bolon calls the shots and gives back
On the basketball court at Ohio University's iconic Convocation Center, Drake Bolon, clipboard in hand, is the energetic force making sure everything runs smoothly during athletic events.

College of Fine Arts graduate establishes fund to support student chorale groups
Cita Strauss, a 1977 graduate of the College of Fine Arts’ School of Dance, put her passion to work by establishing the Betty Moran Chorale Music Fund.

Beyond Words: The pioneering research of alumna Maria Ivanova will offer new tools in the fight against aphasia in her homeland
New tests developed by Maria Ivanova may help shed light on aphasia — and lead to more promising future treatments.

Nursing students’ playful video captures second place in national contest
A spirited video dreamed up by Ohio University nursing students has captured second place among 20 schools nationwide in the National Pink Glove Dance Video Competition.

Three weeks and $26K to go in United Appeal fundraising campaign
With three weeks remaining in Ohio University's United Appeal fundraising campaign, University faculty and staff still need to raise $26,708 to meet the campaign's annual fundraising goal of $50,000.

United Appeal 2012 Pledge Form
United Appeal 2012 Pledge Form

Dec 3, 2012
Football to play in the Independence Bowl Dec. 28
The Ohio University football team will play in the 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl on Dec. 28 at 2 p.m. (ET) against Louisiana-Monroe.

Professor to discuss Occupy Wall Street movement Thursday in Zanesville
Nick Kiersey, assistant professor of Political Science at Ohio University, will present, "Lessons from Occupy Wall Street for Thinking about World Politics" at Ohio University Zanesville.

UCM provides electronic holiday cards to University community
Starting this year, though, UCM is offering a selection of cards for faculty, staff and students to use.

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is Dec. 18
The sixth annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place Tuesday, Dec. 18 in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of the Baker University Center.

OHIO ranked sixth most connected college by publication
Ohio University was recently ranked the sixth most connected college in the world by U.S. News and World Report. The University ranked first among Ohio schools.

UHR posts further details on Winter Break Closure procedures
University Human Resources has posted further details on the use and reporting of vacation time during Winter Break Closure, Dec. 25 through Jan. 1.

Dec 5, 2012
Psychology studies find connection between interpersonal relationships, physical temperature
We tend to speak of our relationships in terms of temperature: We feel warmly about our friends and give our enemies the cold shoulder. Now an Ohio University researcher has found that those references aren’t just figures of speech.<br />

Patton College's art auction inspires regional youth
Leah Brudno has always been personally interested in art, encouraged by her school district's art education programs. But her involvement with a recent Ohio University-hosted art auction inspired her to delve even deeper.

Branding OHIO: Appalachia Rising personalizes OHIO’s brand
Soon to be published in book form, "Appalachia Rising" captures the essence of the University through the works and words of the people in and of the region.

'It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play' returns this week
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 Thursday.

Dec 6, 2012
Police chief shares crime prevention tips
Whether you reside in one of our residence halls, or in an off campus house or apartment, as you are preparing to leave for break, please keep in mind crime prevention and safety for your residence while you're gone.

United Appeal spotlight: Athens Photography Project provides recovery through art
Supported through the United Appeal fundraising campaign, the Athens Photography Project helps people with mental disabilities recover while expressing themselves creatively.

Professional development seminar educates classified employees
Classified Senate hosted its annual professional development seminar for classified employees on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Getting the most out of your benefits was the topic.

Dec 7, 2012
AdvoCare offers trip giveaway for Independence Bowl on Dec. 28
OHIO fans are encouraged to submit video on why Rufus is a champion.

Dec 10, 2012
Russ College bioinformatics course gives students chance to study rare disease
This semester, students taking a bioinformatics course at Ohio University's Russ College of Engineering and Technology had the opportunity to take part in a project that could change the lives of a local Athens family.

OU-HCOM approved to move forward on its Central Ohio Extension Campus
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM) announced today that it has received approval from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools, to begin recruiting students for its Central Ohio Extension Campus in Dublin, Ohio. The charter class of 50 medical students will begin classes in July 2014.

Patton College senior receives National Retail Federation scholarship
Senior Kate Cronin, a senior retail merchandising and fashion product development major, recently won the prestigious Ray M. Greenly Scholarship, recognizing her as a future retail industry leader.

AFSCME negotiations with University to start
The university will soon enter into negotiations with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ohio Council 8, Local 1699, for a new contract. The current Collective Bargaining Agreement expires March 1.

Nominations for annual Leadership Awards Gala due Jan. 21
The deadline to nominate students for the 30th Anniversary of the Ohio University Leadership Awards Gala is Monday, Jan. 21 unless otherwise noted.

Dec 11, 2012
Food safety tips highlighted in latest Safe-T-Gram
The December 2012 issue of Safe-T-Gram gives readers a list of food safety tips to follow during the holiday season.

Student engineering team delivers ergonomics competition win in a pizza box
Students from Ohio University's Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology won first place out of 34 teams in a national ergonomics student design competition hosted by Alabama-based Auburn Engineers, Inc.

Great job! Teresa Tyson-Drummer
Meet Teresa Tyson-Drummer, the October Classified Employee of the Month.

Dec 12, 2012
Angelini to join Yale-New Haven Health System
Michael Angelini, associate vice president for finance and planning and deputy treasurer, has accepted the position of vice president and treasurer of the Yale-New Haven Health System.

OMSAR developing ways to support former foster care youth
Emancipated foster care youth are thrust into adulthood once they reach the age of 18. They are often left to navigate the first year of college without much-needed support.

President soliciting Outstanding Administrator nominations
Each year the Administrative Senate recognizes three administrators for their outstanding contributions to Ohio University by awarding them the Outstanding Administrator Award. The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. Dec. 21.

Startup Weekend Athens invites aspiring entrepreneurs to 54-hour crash course in business creation
Got a business concept but need expert advice on how to launch your product or company? Startup Weekend Athens, Ohio invites aspiring entrepreneurs to road test their next big ideas Jan. 25-27 during its second annual business competition.

Dec 13, 2012
New book highlights partnerships between Ohio University and the Appalachian region
University Communications and Marketing have teamed up with Ohio University Press to publish "Appalachia Rising: Stories of Hope and Achievement from Ohio's Appalachian Hills and Valleys," due out in February 2013.

Take a look at winter holiday celebrations on campus
With the switch from quarters to semesters, students are on campus well into December for the first time in many years. Take a look at how Ohio University is celebrating the winter holidays in 2012.

President encourages community support through United Appeal
This holiday season is a time for helping others in Athens County who need extra assistance and support, not only now, but throughout the year.

Glidden Visiting Professor bids students to develop self, country, continent through education
For Kenyan native Ernest Waititu, opportunity comes with responsibility.

Visiting Indonesian librarians value the Libraries’ special collections
On Nov. 25, 2012, two librarians from Sriwijaya University in Indonesia arrived in Ohio to begin their 12-day exploration of Ohio universities.

Voinovich web archive open for scholarly use
On Nov. 15, an Ohio-based trio collaboratively launched the web archive of The Voinovich Collections, the first phase of materials from Senator George V. Voinovich’s senatorial and gubernatorial collections. Ohio University Libraries is home to these two collections.

Dec 14, 2012
Lancaster students conduct communications research at Comic Con
When Ohio University Lancaster students Sara Galbraith and Katie Sheck thought of Comic Con, they thought of it as a great opportunity to conduct research on people who are passionate about comic books.

TechGROWTH Ohio wins new investment fund, grows to a $30 million program
Ohio University today announced that its Third Frontier initiative, TechGROWTH Ohio, was awarded new investment capital funding in a competitive state-wide process.

United Appeal spotlight: Athens CASA/GAL gives voice to neglected children in the court system
As one of 19 partner organizations benefiting from OHIO's United Appeal campaign, Athens CASA/GAL advocates for abused or neglected children in the courts.

University’s ambitious fundraising campaign is a Promise — to students, faculty and alumni
To power its vision, Ohio University has embarked on The Promise Lives Campaign, an ambitious $450 million fundraising effort.

Voinovich School faculty presents workshop at international EcoSummit
Ohio University Voinovich School staff and faculty recently gathered with external partners to present an interactive workshop at the 4th International EcoSummit. The weeklong summit draws leading scientists, researchers, and policymakers.

Counseling and Psychological Services relocates to Cady Hall Dec. 17
Ohio University Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) is relocating to Cady Hall during the renovation of the third floor of Hudson Hall, which begins Dec. 17.

Dec 17, 2012
University will be closed Dec. 25-Jan. 1
Ohio University will close from Dec. 25 through Jan. 1 for the holiday season. The University will reopen Jan. 2.

A safety message from President McDavis
President Roderick J. McDavis sent a message to Ohio University regarding campus safety.

Seven Bobcat football players named Phil Steele All-MAC
Seven Ohio University football players were named to the 2012 Phil Steele Postseason All-Mid-American Conference team on Tuesday.

Experience Shreveport with Ohio Football
Bobcat fans are encouraged to begin making their travel arrangements for the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La.

Winter Break Closure payroll reminders
The Payroll Office reminds the University community of the following important information for Winter Break Closure.

President and first lady send holiday message to University community
On Monday, President Roderick J. McDavis and his wife, Deborah, sent a holiday message to the University community through an online video.

Last call for United Appeal
With one week remaining in Ohio University's United Appeal campaign, OHIO is approximately $9.5K short of the campaign's $50K fundraising goal.

Dec 18, 2012
Applied Management students help JFS quantify yearly goals
Students from the Ohio University Lancaster Campus Bachelor's of Science in Applied Management program believe a presentation they made to Fairfield County Job and Family Services earlier this month can help the organization make better decisions moving forward.

National Academy of Inventors names two Ohio University fellows
National Academy of Inventors names two Ohio University fellows

History, autobiography, and literature come together in Kevin Haworth’s essays
For Haworth, assistant professor of English and executive editor of the Ohio University Press and Swallow Press, hooking the right material to work into the mosaics of his richly detailed, highly personal essays is a crucial first step in creating them.

Dec 19, 2012
Administrative pay cycle change begins in January
On Dec. 19, the Ohio University Payroll Department sent the following email to all faculty and staff about the pay cycle change.

Lancaster students ship 17 boxes to troops in Kosovo
Seventeen boxes of supplies are on their way to Kosovo thanks to an honor society at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus and Pickerington Center.

Five Bobcats named to Academic All-Ohio Teams
Just a matter of days after Ohio Soccer student-athletes earned Academic All-MAC honors, five Bobcats were recognized by the Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association.

Gingerbread contest has a new winner
Team RTEC, from Graduate College and the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity, won the sixth annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest on Tuesday, ending a three-year reign by Environmental Studies.

Dec 20, 2012
Faculty Senate hears RCM update
At the Dec. 10 Faculty Senate meeting, John Day, associate provost for academic budget and planning, provided an hour-long overview of work being done on the draft Responsibility Centered Management (RCM) budget model.

Compass emails to take holiday hiatus
In observance of the holiday season, Ohio University Compass emails will not be distributed Dec. 24 through Jan. 6.

Dec 21, 2012
Bobcats set for Independence Bowl matchup with Louisiana-Monroe
Here are a few details about the Bobcats' Dec. 28 Independence Bowl matchup with the University of Louisiana-Monroe.

Titsworth named dean of the Scripps College of Communication
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced the appointment of Scott Titsworth as the dean of the Scripps College of Communication.

Dec 30, 2012
Football team wins Independence Bowl
Ohio Football picked up its second straight bowl win on Friday afternoon, earning a dominating 45-14 victory over the University of Louisiana-Monroe in the 2012 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.