Compass Archives

Sep 3, 2019
Athens Campus emergency communication systems to be tested Friday, Sept. 6
Ohio University's Athens Campus will test several of its emergency communication systems at approximately noon on Friday, Sept. 6, 2019.

Candace Boeninger named interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at Ohio University
Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali, today, announced that Candace Boeninger has been named interim Vice Provost for Enrollment Management at Ohio University effective September 16, 2019. This news follows Craig Cornell’s announced plans to step down from his role as Ohio University’s Senior Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.

Fall 2019 Sustainable Administration Hub Seminar is Sept. 4
Dr. Ryan Fogt, the OHIO Sustainable Administration Hub Coordinator, will kick off the fall Sustainability Hub Seminar Series at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 in the Baker University Center Front Room. He will present, “Sustainability: A challenge of and solution to global climate change” and information will be provided on the OHIO Climate and Sustainability Ambassador Program.

Sep 4, 2019
mAppAthens project brings place-based learning to campus and community
The OHIO Museum Complex expands outside its walls to offer an outdoor experiential learning tool for the Athens campus and surrounding community.

Student Accessibility Services support student academic success
More than 1,100 students on the Athens campus, or 5 percent of the student body, are registered with the Student Accessibility Services as having a disability. The SAS staff invite students who have, or believe they may have a disability, to find out more about the services available to them and to register to receive services.

Accessible OHIO: What are workplace accommodations and how can I refer someone?
A reasonable accommodation in the workplace is an adjustment or modification to a work environment or process that allows an employee with a disability to perform the essential functions of the job, participate in the application process, or enjoy the benefits of their employment.

University adopts centralized scholarship process pilot to align with student needs
Ohio University is piloting a new strategic, centralized awarding process that will help make an OHIO education affordable for more students. The new centralized process bolsters the OHIO Signature Award Program, from which the University’s merit-based scholarships are awarded centrally by the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Ohio University exceeds state’s expectations for savings in upcoming Affordability and Efficiency report
Ohio University has implemented a series of cost reductions, new revenue generation, and policy and process improvements that will create an estimated $220 million in savings or avoided costs, reductions in expense, and growth in revenues over a five-year period that started in Fiscal Year 2017, according to estimates being prepared for submission to the Ohio Department of Higher Education.

Student Alumni Board one of three organizations to win national award
Ohio University’s Student Alumni Board was one of three organizations in the nation to receive the Outstanding Student Advancement Organization Award at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Affiliated Student Advancement Programs (ASAP) Network Convention.

2019 Faculty and Staff Convocation is Sept. 12
President M. Duane Nellis will outline a new framework that builds upon the University’s strategic pathways and priorities, bringing to life strategic initiatives that are essential to the success of Ohio University and its students during his state of the University address. The annual event will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in Walter Hall Rotunda.

CPS to host Send Silence Packing installation
Send Silence Packing is an event run by Active Minds, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting mental health education across colleges nation-wide.

Multicultural Student Expo attracts more than 600 attendees
More than 600 people attended the gathering to meet new friends, network with faculty and staff and learn more about the University's diverse academic and social group offerings. The event featured 45 presenter tables and attendees enjoyed music, free food and a Greek fraternity and sorority stroll.

Strong student engagement drives OHIO’s ascent in Wall Street Journal-Times Higher Education’s annual rankings
Ohio University’s position in the latest Wall Street Journal-Times Higher Education College Rankings increased dramatically this year, rankings released today showed. The boost was fueled by increasing scores in outcomes and student engagement.

iCUE Sept. 6-12, 2019
This week's calendar features the Egypt@OHIO Expo and Graduation Ceremony, Astrology Madness at Kantner Hall and the Athens Community Music School's 40-year Gala.

Sep 5, 2019
Updates to OHIO’s Student Code of Conduct now in effect
Ohio University will be kicking off the academic year with a slightly revised Student Code of Conduct that went into effect Aug. 22.

Start by Believing documentary to be screened Sept. 19 at Athena Cinema
The documentary, produced by OHIO’s University Communications and Marketing team, also follow’s Sivy’s journey from victim, to survivor, to aspiring social worker.

Third OHIO ‘Challenging Dialogues’ lecture featuring alumnus Kyle Bowser will focus on deportation
During his lecture from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Baker University Center Theater, Bowser will show a 30-minute film he produced that depicts a trial and jury deliberation. Immediately following, there will be an hour-long town hall discussion where 12 members of the audience will be selected to serve on a sequestered jury in a nearby room.

Bob Dombrowski to show artwork at Ohio University Eastern
Bob Dombrowski will be exhibiting his artwork at the Ohio University Eastern Art Gallery Tuesday, September 3 through Thursday, September 26.  The exhibit, entitled “Landscapes,” will showcase his talents in painting.

Voinovich School awarded $1M federal grant for Ohio opioid program implementation
Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs received a $1 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to help communities in five Ohio counties implement the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP).

Bobcat Battalion to host 5th Annual Stair Challenge to honor lives of those lost in 9/11
The Bobcat Battalion will host the 5th Annual Stair Challenge in order to honoring lives lost and heroism displayed during the events of 9/11.

Sep 6, 2019
Berkeley Franz and Daniel Skinner to discuss opioid crisis on WATH radio
Berkeley Franz and Daniel Skinner to discuss opioid crisis on WATH radio

Bruning Teaching Academy provides a truly unique, developmental peer-to-peer approach for faculty's continuous improvement
The Bruning Teaching Academy comes together throughout the academic year to discuss instructional strategies, provide constructive feedback, and work toward one common goal: become better teachers.

Ohio University joins Ohio IP Promise to boost investment, entrepreneurship
As part of the Ohio IP Promise, a collaboration with the state of Ohio and the state’s public universities, Ohio University has established a best-in-class process for licensing intellectual property and nurturing startup companies.

President Nellis to deliver opening remarks for 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk
United Campus Ministry will hold the ninth annual 9/11 Interfaith Peace Walk on Wednesday, Sept. 11. This annual observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks brings people of all faiths and origins together to embody a vision of a welcoming, diverse and inclusive worldwide human community.

First Russ Prize lecture to examine future of cardiovascular technology
Julio Palmaz will  present, “Cardiovascular Interventional Technology: Near and Distant Future,” on Monday Sept. 9 as part of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology Stocker Lecture Series. The NAE and Ohio University awarded Palmaz and four others with the 2019 Russ Prize for innovations in coronary angioplasty, enabling minimally invasive treatment of heart disease. The talk will be broadcast via live stream.

Sep 9, 2019
OHIO recognized as one of the nation’s Most Innovative, Best Value Colleges by U.S. News
Ohio University is considered one of the Most Innovative Schools and Best Value Schools in the latest rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

OHIO Innovation Center receives $1.15 million federal grant for facility upgrades
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration has awarded a $1.15 million grant to the Ohio University Innovation Center to support facility improvements at the internationally renowned business incubator.

Alumnus William Messenger to deliver Constitution Day Lecture on Sept. 16 as part of George Washington Forum
Ohio University alumnus William Messenger will give a Constitution Day Lecture titled, “Can Free Speech be Compelled? The First Amendment and Speech Rights,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in Galbreath Chapel. Messenger is a staff attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Guy Riefler to discuss turning pollution into paint at Sept. 18 Science Café
Guy Riefler, Professor of Civil Engineering, will present, “Cleaning up Pollution by Turning It into Paint,” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in the Baker Center Front Room. He will lead a discussion about the cause and scope of the problem, demonstrate the magic of the chemistry involved in treating the water, display the amazing art produced from these new pigments, and explain the economics of their proposed treatment system.

Sep 10, 2019
Gallipolis will be featured in WOUB’s Emmy-Award Winning Series Our Town
You can often tell whether a person is from Gallipolis just by how they pronounce the town’s name. People who grew up in the Ohio River community say it one way, while much of the rest of the region says it entirely differently.

Sep 11, 2019
Alumnus Clarence Page to be presented Carr Van Anda Award for excellence in journalism Sept. 16
Ohio University 1969 alumnus, journalist, author and Pulitzer Prize winner Clarence Page will be presented the Carr Van Anda Award for excellence in journalism by the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in Schoonover Center 145.

2019 Black Alumni Reunion to attract more than 1,000 attendees [VIDEO]
More than 1,000 black alumni and guests are expected to enjoy an engaging mix of casual and formal events at the 2019 Black Alumni Reunion. All programming is designed to welcome the University’s black alumni and to celebrate their ties to OHIO.

Sep 18, 2019
Accessible OHIO: What can I do to keep pathways accessible?
An accessible path is a minimum of 36 inches wide, with a minimum width of 60 inches for going around corners. Find out the three things you can do to keep a pathway accessible and barrier-free.

Ohio University Eastern expands region’s educational opportunities via new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree
Ohio University Eastern has added a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree to its growing list of bachelor’s degrees available to students at the St. Clairsville-based campus.<br /><br />