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Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016

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Making the Difference


The purpose of the “Making the Difference” series is to highlight the ways in which OHIO staff and faculty are making a difference – on campus, in the community, in their fields and around the world. Its aim is the recruitment, retention and engagement of OHIO faculty and staff. OHIO community members are invited to submit nominations. Six articles were published in the 2013-14 editorial year and the series will continue in the 2014-15 editions of Compass.


Dec 11, 2015
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.

Nov 10, 2015
OHIO to celebrate Zero Waste Week with series of campus events
Ohio University will join thousands of local organizers to celebrate America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, with a Zero Waste Week of events from November 14 – 20, 2015, to raise awareness about recycling and waste on campus.

Oct 30, 2015
Athens campus asked to complete Zero Waste survey
Check your inbox, as an email with a link to a Zero Waste survey is being sent to all Athens campus faculty, staff and students to help assess recycling patterns and identify ways to improve waste efficiency on campus.

Oct 28, 2015
OHIO community successfully rallies for GameDay Recycling Challenge
On Oct. 17, Ohio University competed against colleges and universities across the nation in the 2015 GameDay Recycling Challenge, a waste reduction and recycling competition. More than 22,000 football game attendees recycled and composted 7,225 pounds of materials for a 96 percent diversion rate from landfills. That’s almost a third of the weight of the entire Bobcat football team.

Oct 1, 2015
MSES student awarded Graduate Student Senate travel grant
Karie Whitman knew her professional development in Madagascar last summer was too fruitful to not return.  However, she also knew she would need to find significant financial support for future research. Thanks to a Graduate Student Senate travel grant, she is one step closer to that goal.

Apr 27, 2015
Volunteering for Commencement is an annual tradition for two OHIO staffers
Ohio University employees Kevin Witham and Brian McCoy have given a combined more than 40 years of service volunteering to help with Commencement.

Apr 22, 2015
CCCE leading efforts to engage faculty in community engagement
Since the the Center for Campus and Community Engagement’s founding in the fall of 2013, more than 120 OHIO faculty members from several campuses have participated in introductory service learning training, with 16 of those individuals recently completing an eight-week intensive training. These efforts have been spearheaded by two faculty members who are serving as OHIO’s service learning experts – Pete Mather from the Patton College of Education and Julie Paxton from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Apr 9, 2015
Scripps College administrator developing app to battle online trolls
Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for innovation at Ohio University’s Scripps College of Communication, is developing an online tool to combat a growing problem for women news journalists and entrepreneurs – cyberharassment.

Feb 19, 2015
Work Center serves as starting point for all of OHIO’s Facilities needs
The responsibility of maintaining the grounds and more than 200 buildings on Ohio University's approximately 1,800-acre Athens Campus falls on the roughly 400 individuals employed in the University’s Facilities Department, including the nine staff members who operate the Facilities Work Center.

Feb 4, 2015
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future

Jan 14, 2015
OHIO Culinary Services prepares high-quality food for the masses
Though Mary Jones is the associate director of Ohio University Culinary Services and responsible for the activities that take place within the Central Food Facility, she credits the success of the large operation to its managers and employees, who make a difference within the University community every day.

Dec 8, 2014
Campaign initiated by OHIO employee generates nearly $50K for workers affected by Athens fire
A gofundme campaign created by Pete Shooner, associate director of communications for the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, has raised nearly $50,000 for the dozens of employees affected by the Nov. 16 multiple structure fire in uptown Athens.

Oct 6, 2014
From Bobcat Nation to the Navajo Nation to Capitol Hill: Bob Klein inspires, empowers, advocates for math teachers and learners
Bob Klein’s hours outside of the classroom are spent inspiring, empowering and advocating on behalf of math students and educators throughout the nation – efforts that in the past year have taken him from Bobcat Nation to the Navajo Nation to Capitol Hill.

May 20, 2014
Heritage College's James works with Ohio panel on strategies to increase diversity in health care workforce
What are the most effective ways of recruiting more minorities into Ohio’s health care workforce? Calvin James, who for more than two decades has been involved in such initiatives at Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, shared some successful strategies with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio recently.

Apr 2, 2014
Lancaster Campus educator Sandy Doty is building the future – one science fair at a time
Ohio University Lancaster | Pickerington Associate Professor of Physics Sandy Doty and The Works museum in Newark created the Licking County Local Science Fair.

Feb 19, 2014
Terri Green: Teaching children to learn to read so they can read to learn
Ohio University Lancaster Lecturer of Education Terri Green and Ohio University Lancaster are partners in a state grant project to help area elementary school students read at their grade level by the third grade.

Jan 30, 2014
Carolyn Bailey Lewis: Actively inspiring others
When a group of Ohio University employees from the President’s Advisory Council on Disability and Accessibility Planning (PACDAP) travels to Bowling Green State University in March to present a panel discussion on disability accessibility planning at the annual State of the State conference, among them will be Carolyn Bailey Lewis.

Dec 16, 2013
Lancaster professor’s class assignment yields multi-year anti-bullying campaign at local school
Ohio University Lancaster Communication Studies Assistant Professor Nicole Blau is making a difference in the community by taking away the power of bullies in one local middle school.

Dec 5, 2013
Employees behind coalition seek to extend opportunities to make a difference
The Suicide Prevention Coalition's goals are to reduce the stigma of mental health counseling, to increase the utilization of mental health resources on campus and to provide OHIO’s students, faculty and staff with the knowledge, skills and awareness needed to help those in distress.

Nov 7, 2013
Faculty, staff behind summer program give incoming students a fresh start and a head start
Ohio University employees throughout the Athens Campus contribute to the Summer Transition Program experience, making it a truly collaborative effort.

Oct 24, 2013
OHIO faculty and staff make the difference
UCM works with group of faculty and staff to establish a pathway toward a more consistent approach to communications with prospective and current employees through a brand position that is unique to the OHIO experience.