Compass Archives

Dec 1, 2015
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and students travel to Hong Kong for Triangle Research Workshop
Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and students participated in the first Triangle Research Workshop, a collaboration between Hong Kong Baptist University, Zhejiang University, Leipzig University and Ohio University which took place Nov. 16-18, 2015 in Hong Kong.

Two students make art concerning current issues in society
Please join Becky Sirc and Kelly Johnston Tuesday Dec. 1, for their exhibition “Perpetual Extent” at the Trisolini Gallery in Baker Center, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is Dec. 15
The ninth-annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place Tuesday, Dec. 15 in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of the Baker University Center.

Translational Medicine Helps To Better Prepare Med Students For Career
Dr. Sonsoles De Lacalle, director of the Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (HCOM) Office of Advanced Studies, sat down with WOUB Public Media “Conversations from Studio B” host Kelee Riesbeck to unpack HCOM’s dual degree program and explain how it represents a sea change in how students are trained to become clinician-scientists. She also discusses the importance of communicating scientific discovery to the public, especially to K-12 students.

VisCom Director Tim Goheen leads infographics and data visualization workshop in Germany
Tim Goheen, associate professor and director of the School of Visual Communication, traveled to Augsburg, Germany to lead a group of German students in a hands-on infographics and data visualization workshop Nov. 9-13, 2015.

Preparing for Fall Commencement 2015
Helpful tips and instructions for graduates, parents and guests

Dec 2, 2015
A “milestone” Ohio Today for fall
A Nobel Prize-winning Bobcat. An OHIO team with 62 national titles and 108 state championships in the last decade. A fundraising campaign that resulted in $500 million in generosity for the University. A beloved OHIO movie theater’s centennial. The first legal same-sex marriage in Athens County.

Record number of teams register for the 4th annual Scripps Innovation Challenge
The 31 teams that registered before the Nov. 20 deadline represent a cross section of Ohio University undergraduate and graduate students, including those majoring in journalism, engineering, business and physics.

Dec. 9 Employee Appreciation Event to include live music, hors d’oeuvres
Ohio University is hosting an Employee Appreciation Event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Ballroom on the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

Nominations being accepted for annual student leadership awards
Nominations are being accepted for many of the annual student leadership awards that will be presented at the April 6 Leadership Awards Gala.

Retirement reception planned for Media Arts & Studies’ Don Flournoy
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception for longtime professor Don Flournoy from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in the Lower Atrium of Schoonover Center.

Scripps College of Communication, Provost’s Office, OIT to host faculty workshop
Three experts from the University of Minnesota—and authors of a new book on the active learning classroom model—will be on campus Monday, Dec. 14, to present “Emerging Classroom Designs: An exploration of impact on teaching and learning.”

Dec 3, 2015
Chillicothe Campus student studies overseas
Sharles Thompson follows passions to Holland, basketball player Blake Warrington scores 1,000 points and more news from OU-C

Check out the first Diversity Perspectives e-newsletter
Diversity Perspectives is an e-newsletter designed to inform members of the Ohio University community and friends on current diversity issues, programs, resources and services on our campuses and in our communities.

Opening reception for the VisCom Show is Friday
Everyone is invited to see the best works from the 2014-15 School of Visual Communication’s annual show that premiered at The Dairy Barn in April. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday Dec. 4.

OUS Mental Health Fair broadens ADN student experience
On Monday, Associate Degree Nursing students gathered at Ohio University Southern educated their peers about prominent mental health conditions such as anxiety, alcoholism, bipolar disorder, anorexia and schizophrenia.

OUPD leads Response for Active Intruder training at OUS
On Wednesday morning, Ohio University Police Department Officer Kevin Frith led Response for Active Intruders training for more than 25 faculty, staff and students at Ohio University Southern.

Football announces future nonconference schedule
Opponents from the SEC, Big 12, Big Ten, ACC, AAC and Conference USA highlight the next eight seasons of nonconference opponents for the Ohio football team.

Dec 4, 2015
OHIO celebrates International GIS Day with open house
Ohio University celebrated Geography Awareness Week and International GIS Day with its second annual GIS Open House on Nov. 18, 2015 at the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication. The Open House’s highlight was a presentation from Dennis Dimick, award-winning National Geographic executive environment editor and photojournalist.

10 do's and don'ts of starting your own business
Want to become a successful entrepreneur? Read these top tips from Ohio University alumnus Brian Grady.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Megan Brejcha
Learn more about Megan Brejcha, like why she wants to move back to Cleveland, her favorite season in Athens, and why Donkey Coffee is her favorite spot in town.<br />

Kauneckis accompanies students to Native Water on Arid Lands Summit
A professor and two graduate students from the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs were among those participating in the first major national meeting on water management and climate impacts for sovereign tribal territories in the western United States.

Meet the November Classified Employee of the Month Nancy Love
Meet the November 2015 Classified Employee of the Month Nancy Love. She loves Myrtle Beach, The Big Bang Theory and WellWorks.

Fall Ohio Today racks up “milestones”
Fall Ohio Today racks up “milestones”

Dec 6, 2015
Football to play in Raycom Media Camellia Bowl Dec. 19
The Bobcats will play Appalachian State at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19 in the Raycom Media Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.

Dec 7, 2015
DNA unzipped on the College Green
Dr. Zhihua Hua took his PBIO 2050 class outside for a hands-on DNA replication demonstration near Alumni Gateway, making some physical impressions of science on Ohio University's College Green.

OHIO toxicology is No. 1 on national forensic test
Ohio University's forensic chemistry students are now No. 1 in the nation—with the top toxicology score on the recent Forensic Science Assessment Test administered by the American Board of Criminalistics. It's a dramatic jump that helped take OHIO's forensic science undergrad program from one of the lowest scores to a top-three program overall in just three years.

Intern found herself at home in forensic toxicology lab
Mary Bouschard '16 walked into the Dayton offices of the Miami Valley Regional Crime Lab knowing she'd be the only toxicology intern. But she was following in the footsteps of another Bobcat, Jenna Silverman '14.

Student teams design their own sustainable urban neighborhoods
Undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences Introduction to Sustainability (CAS 1415) course become urban planners for a day. Students in CAS 1415 recently put what they learned about sustainable urban planning into practice by designing their own sustainable neighborhoods.

Geography professor Hubert G. H. Wilhelm, 1931-2015
Dr. Hubert G. H. Wilhelm passed away on Friday, Nov. 20. “Hubert epitomized the ideal of a professor; was never concerned about counting publications, or where the next grant was coming from, he simply did what he enjoyed and did it very well with grace and humor,” says Dr. James Lein.

Alum's law firm does business litigation, criminal defense
Center for Law, Justice & Culture’s alum Yousef Faroniya is the founder and CEO of YMF Inc., the Law Office of Yousef M. Faroniya, where he serves client’s interests in business litigation, criminal defense, landlord-tenant law, and other matters.

Physics alum assumes presidency of London's Royal Society
Ohio University alum Venkatraman ‘Venki’ Ramakrishnan started his five-year term as President of the Royal Society in London on Dec. 1.

History alum named CEO of AccessData Group
Ohio University history alum Keith James '94 has been named Chief Executive Office of AccessData Group.

Physics student captures national award at AVS Symposium
Physics & Astronomy graduate student Andrada Mandru won one of three national-level student awards in October at the AVS (American Vacuum Society) International Symposium in San Jose, CA. She authored two presentations at the symposium and also won an award in the Magnetic Interfaces & Nanostructures Division Magnetic Interfaces & Nanostructures Division.

WellWorks Winter Gathering is Dec. 15
WellWorks annual Winter Gathering, titled 'Tis the Season for Mirth & Merriment!, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 in the Grover Center Atrium.

Late VisCom Director Emeritus Chuck Scott given Congressional recognition
Ohio University Scripps College of Communication Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott, who passed away Nov. 20, 2015, was recognized by Hon. Steve Stivers of the Ohio House of Representatives on Dec. 2.

Winter weather emergency procedures announced
With winter weather approaching, Ohio University Human Resources has announced the University's policy on emergency closings.

Journalism student Erica Molfetto finds Scripps Innovation Challenge invaluable for career path
For Erica Molfetto, the Scripps Innovation Challenge offered a bigger payoff than its $25,000 prize pot. Her experiences with the Scripps Innovation Challenge rewarded her like it has other past participants. She obtained an internship in New York City and it helped her set out on an unexpected career path.

Student bus trip offered to Camellia Bowl in Alabama
OHIO students are invited to join the Bobcat football team in Montgomery, Ala. for the Camellia Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 19. A $50 bus trip will allow students to attend the game and experience Alabama.

Dec 8, 2015
Heritage College primary care programs receive $600,000 in MEDTAPP funding
The Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MEDTAPP) has awarded more than $600,000 to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to support a program designed to improve the retention of primary care health workers and for scholarships that will be given to medical students planning to practice primary care.

Registration opens for 2016 international MDIA High School Media Workshop
The School of Media Arts & Studies has launched registration for its 2016 High School Media Workshop which offers high school students the opportunity to interact with MDIA faculty while learning the latest techniques in audio, video, games & animation, storytelling/producing, and social media, as well as specializations in many additional academic areas. The workshop is slated to take place in Athens from July 13-16, 2016 and interested students are encouraged to register today as space is limited!

OHIO Alumni Association claims 4 CASE V district awards
To say the OHIO Alumni Association is having a banner year would be an understatement. Not only has the OHIO affinity champion hosted more successful signature and chapter events throughout the country than ever before, OHIO Alumni initiatives are among those leading the district in best practices. This fall, the Association has been recognized with four CASE V district awards, bringing the final tally for 2015 industry nods to seven.

Become an OHIO Legacy Scholar
Ohio University is currently accepting applications for the 2016-17 OHIO Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, a distinctive award for all children and grandchildren of Bobcat alumni. Listen to an interview with this year’s Legacy Scholars here.

Pioneer and champion of women at OHIO establishes scholarship
Ohio University’s first female dean of University College Patricia Bayer Richard has been passionate about providing new opportunities for women and students throughout her career on OHIO’s Athens campus. This passion led the retired professor of political science to establish the Patricia Bayer Richard Scholarship, which will benefit undergraduate students enrolled in the College of Arts and Sciences who demonstrate financial need.

Campus Rec to kick off new year with tennis programs and Pickleball
Ohio University's Department of Campus Recreation will be offering youth and adult tennis clinics, as well as Pickleball, beginning in January.

Dec 9, 2015
Ohio University President and City of Athens Mayor jointly address sexual misconduct through new appendix to Memorandum of Understanding
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis and City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl today authorized a new appendix to the City-University Memorandum of Understanding that provides clear guidance to Ohio University Police Department (OUPD) and Athens Police Department (APD) on reporting, investigating and communicating about sexual assault and relationship-based violence.

Campus Involvement in the Chart of Accounts Redesign Project
Campus involvement, via the COA Partner Group, will occur during every step of the project. The COA Partner Group will share progress and results with the RC Technical and RC Strategy groups to ensure we are addressing the needs of campus.

A message from President McDavis about bias and racism
The following message was sent Wednesday, Dec. 9, by President Roderick J. McDavis to members of the Athens Campus community.

Australia's new armoured dinosaur unveiled
It has a parrot-like beak, bones in its skin and an inner ear similar to a turtle. Meet Kunbarrasaurus, Australia’s newest dinosaur.

Dec 10, 2015
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers about preparedness
This message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers was posted to Compass to inform the University community about preparedness measures.

Outdoor Pursuits offering students one-day ski trip
Ohio University Campus Recreation’s Outdoor Pursuits invites students to participate in a ski and snowboard trip Jan. 22 at Mad River Mountain in Zanesfield, Ohio.

Southern Campus takes over Ashland Town Center during annual Bobcat Invasion
Ohio University Southern took over the Ashland Town Center Dec. 4 during the fifth annual Bobcat Invasion.

Festival brings holidays to OHIO’s Proctorville Center, raises money for scholarships
The Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce held the inaugural Festival of Trees and Wreaths at the Ohio University Southern Proctorville Center, raising money for scholarships for local students and collecting food items for a local food bank.

OHIO students engaging in service learning in Jamaica over winter break
Ohio University’s Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention is partnering with the Office of Global Opportunities to offer for the first time a service-learning trip to Jamaica over the University’s winter break.

OHIO Hockey hosts successful Teddy Bear Toss
More than 150 toys were collected for local charities during OHIO Hockey’s second annual Teddy Bear Toss.

Dec 11, 2015
From wreck to recovery: A story of determination to graduation
More than two years after a car accident nearly claimed her life, Amber Lillibridge is graduating from Ohio University Zanesville with a degree in early childhood education.

Crushing mediocrity: The sure way to become a world changer
The CEO of the first aircraft broker and dealer to be certified as woman-owned shared her secrets to success with an audience of Ohio University students and faculty during a presentation in celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Nov. 18.

Ohio Today celebrates ohiowomen and OHIO women
Televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker Messner resumes the spotlight, thanks to a star turn from Shelley Delaney, OHIO associate professor of performance, in a new play she co-created. Alumna Lisa Barnhouse, AB ’73, stands at the head of the class as an education advocate for students with special needs in the Ohio school system. Artist Lauren Purje, BFA ’09, inks an autobiographical comic strip about her beginnings in the genre. Read the issue online here or go to the online extras.

Voinovich School project promotes smoking cessation intervention in SE Ohio
The Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs recently received two additional years of funding from the Ohio Department of Health to work with six counties in Southeast Ohio to promote an evidence-based smoking cessation intervention.

Civic engagement through service learning and local history with social studies teacher candidates
This fall, The Patton College of Education’s teacher candidates in Professor Michael Kopish’s AYA social studies methods course participated in a series of multidimensional educational experiences for students to engage with the community as leaners and leaders.

A financial update for faculty and staff
A financial update for faculty and staff

Kennedy-Dygas resigns as COFA dean
Dr. Peg Kennedy-Dygas has made the personal decision to pursue other interests.

Dec 14, 2015
Before maize, relative of quinoa fed Ohio Valley 3,000 years ago
On a brisk autumn morning, Ohio University students, staff, faculty, and supporters enthusiastically met at the research gardens on West State Street to harvest a plant viewed by most Ohioans as a weed. It fed Ohio Valley residents more than 3,000 years ago, and it has potential to become a sustainable food source—and to relieve pressure on its popular relative quinoa.

Donkey Coffee gets tips from ELIP business writing class
Most freshmen are required to take an introductory writing class, but few get an opportunity to collaborate and contribute to their university’s local community while doing so. Ohio University’s English Language Improvement Program for the past year has worked with Donkey Coffee.

Chemistry alum gets lifetime achievement award from HHV-6 Foundation
Ohio University alum Philip E. Pellett, Ph.D. '80 received a lifetime achievement award from the HHV-6 Foundation in November.

Chemistry alum gets entrepreneur award for work on Hepatitis C drug
Ohio University alum Dr. Milind Deshpande was one of two recipients of a Connecticut Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his company's work in developing a new drug targeting the Hepatitis C virus.

New OIT tool supports guest WiFi access for events
On Dec. 17, 2015 OIT will roll out a new guest WiFi tool that supports both individual and group access.

Southern Campus hosts pinning ceremony, graduation reception
The Ohio University Southern community gathered Friday evening for its annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony, which was followed by a reception to honor all summer and fall graduates.

Fall Commencement attracts about 650 graduates
On Saturday, Ohio University held its first Fall Commencement Ceremony since the 1960s. About 650 undergraduate and graduate students had their degrees conferred.

Dec 15, 2015
Business Bobcat Q&A: Jared Roese
Find out why Jared always wanted to go into business and how he was able to get second place in the Global Health Case Competition.

Business Bobcat Q&A: Kody Seeger
Learn more about Kody Seeger, an Accounting major, SOX 404 Fellow, and Casa Nueva enthusiast.

OHIO’s Center for Sports Administration celebrates 10th anniversary
Alumni, students, and faculty gathered Thurs., Dec. 3 to celebrate a huge milestone for the Center for Sports Administration: its 10th anniversary.

10 do’s and don’ts of starting your own business
Want to become a successful entrepreneur? Read these top tips from Ohio University alumnus Brian Grady.

College of Business' top read stories of 2015
Happy (almost) new year, #BusinessBobcats! What’s our gift to you? A recap of our most read articles of the year. Happy reading, and happy holidays!

Alumna Judy Dashiell gives back to OHIO through time, talent
Alumna Judy Dashiell, BSJ ’86, has a long history and multifaceted relationship with Ohio University and honors that bond with professional service and resources.

#BusinessBobcats walk across the stage and into their future at Fall Commencement Ceremony
College of Business graduates took the stage Sat., Dec. 12.

Dec 16, 2015
Children 9 to 11 needed for Language Listening Study
An Ohio University Language Listening Study needs children ages 9 to 11 with and without language and/or academic difficulties (not deafness, MR, autism) for a study.

Dec 19, 2015
Ohio Horse Park hosts dedication for fallen Revolutionary War soldier
The Cincinnati Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution recently conducted a memorial service at the Ohio Horse Park for fallen Revolutionary War soldier Kimber Barton.

Ohio University Central Receiving to close Dec. 24-Jan. 4
Ohio University’s Central Receiving Area and Warehouse will close Thursday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. until Monday, Jan. 4.

OHIO community mourns the death of VisCom senior Kyra Kurt Willner
The Ohio University community is mourning the death of senior Kyra Kurt Willner who died Wednesday, Dec. 16, in a motor vehicle accident in New Mexico.

Tribute to Athena’s 100th takes top honors in gingerbread decorating contest (PHOTOS)
Employees from throughout the Athens Campus put their culinary and creative skills to the test – and showcased their holiday spirit – during the ninth annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest.

A message from Culinary Services to its gift card holders
Ohio University has decided to retire the current Culinary Services gift card program at the end of this academic year. Those with money on their gift card are asked to spend down the remaining balance by April 28, 2016.

Dec 21, 2015
University holiday greeting now available
Ohio University is proud to present its annual holiday greeting for students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends. This year’s holiday greeting shows an animated Rufus the Bobcat as he ice skates among falling snowflakes and festive pine trees.

Faculty workshop explored future of active learning classrooms
The faculty workshop entitled “Emerging Classroom Designs: An exploration of impact on teaching and learning” was held on Monday, Dec. 14 with a crowd of over 75 in attendance from departments across Ohio University.

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.

Athens Campus winter closure hours
Ohio University is in that quiet period between the end of fall semester and the beginning of spring semester. Here is a partial rundown of the closings information.

Dec 22, 2015
SHAPe Clinic ensures Marching 110 marches to a healthy beat
<br />Ohio University’s Marching 110, “The Most Exciting Band in the Land,” is also one of the healthiest bands in the land thanks to its team of performing arts medicine Athletic Trainers.