Monday, May 25, 2015

Partly Cloudy, 83 °F



Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting book of Esther C3 will be on display at the 28th Women's Works Exhibition at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois.  The exhibition opens on March 12 to May 2.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting book of Esther P12 will be on display at the Smallworks 38th Harper College National Juried Exhibition.  The show will run March 2 to April 2.


Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty named Treasurer for the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO) 

Patrick Beatty, Ph.D., Associate University Registrar, has been elected to a two-year term as Treasurer for the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO).  Founded in 1926, OACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary professional education association of institutions of higher education in the State of Ohio. The mission of OACRAO is to provide professional development regarding best practices, standards, and guidelines in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services to higher education officials in Ohio.



John Prather E. J. Schodzinski

Ohio University Eastern's Prather named MAA-Ohio Section President 

John Prather, associate professor of mathematics and academic division coordinator at Ohio University Eastern, was recently elected president of the Ohio section of the Mathematical Association of America.  The MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.  Its members are mostly university and college faculty, but also includes high school teachers, college students, and mathematicians working in government, business, and industry.  Prather's Ohio section has roughly 500 members based in Ohio and West Virginia.


Barb Harrison Rachel Zakem Dave Williams

Graffiti Removal and Neighborhood Beautification 

The Community Ambassador staff within the campus involvement center engages students in community service throughout the region. We are highlighting our graffiti removal and beautification project done on the stairs on Depot St. in Athens Ohio on Oct. 18.

The CA staff partnered with the City of Athens Targeting Area Graffiti team to address the stairs on Depot st. that connect W. Union St. to W. Washington St.  The stairs area was badly overgrown , full of trash and stairs were covered in graffiti. CAs and students worked diligently on the project and the results are amazing. If you are interested in covering this story we have photos to share. 


David Holben

Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Awarded Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designation


Paula McMurray-Schwarz

OUE’S Dr. Paula McMurray-Schwarz re-elected as VP of national organization 

Paula McMurray-Schwarz, Ph.D., associate professor of early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, has been elected to serve for a second consecutive term as Vice President for Membership in the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).  Her responsibilities as vice president will include the recruitment of new members, working with the data manager and treasurer to ensure accurate membership reports, and attending board meetings at two conferences each year.


Kapil Bajaj


Kapil Bajaj has been selected to receive the CSOHIMSS (Central & Southern Ohio Health and Information Management Systems Society)'s academic scholarship for non-traditional students for 2014-2015 year. He has been invited to attend the annual conference in Cincinnati on Friday, Oct 24 to receive the award.

Kapil Bajaj is a full-time employee of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, a graduate of the McClure School of Information & Telecommunication Systems and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Russ College of Engineering.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Book of Esther W3 will be on display at the NOVAS 2014 at the Cultural Arts Council in Douglasville, Georgia.


Kevin Hales

Dissertation Research 

Kevin Hales will be spending three months in Nigeria and Cameroon living in several cities, towns and villages collecting information on sign and symbol among the Igbo and Annang communities. He will be in western African until Jan. 9, 2015.


Stacy Leeman

Great Lakes Small Works Exhibition at Riverside Arts Center in Ypsilanti, Mich. 


Tracy Galway

University Registrar's office responds to challenge 

The Office of the University Registrar accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge made by the Office of Student Financial Aid.  The University Registrar's office has now challenged the other colleagues of Chubb Hall, OIT staff, and members of the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers.

(video:  http://youtu.be/Ny9PqJiGyIA)

In addition, Registrar staff member, Tracy Galway ('93 & '03) is walking in the Columbus ALS Walk on September 21, in memory of the stepdad of another Ohio University alumna.  The Walk benefits the Central and Southern Ohio ALS chapters, so the donations raised by the office will be donated to ALS through the walk fundraising by Galway.


Connie Esmond-Kiger

Ohio Outstanding Accounting Educator 

Connie Esmond-Kiger, associate professor of accountancy, was named the 2014 Ohio Outstanding Accounting Educator.  The award, which is co-sponsored by the Ohio Society of CPAs and the American Accounting Association is presented annually to an accounting professor in the state that has demonstrated outstanding contribution and innovation that has positively impacted the accounting profession.  

The award was presented twice: May 2 at the Ohio Region of the American Association Annual Meeting and on June 17 at the Ohio Society of CPAs Annual Meeting and Members Conference.  Both meetings were held in Columbus.


Stacy Leeman


Two paintings in exhibition titled "From Our Perspective" at the Womencenter at Oakland Community College in Farmington Hills, Mich.


Deborah Gearhart

Deb Gearhart elected to lead WCET Steering Committee 

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) announced that Deb Gearhart will assume the vice chair position at the WCET Annual Meeting Nov. 19-21, in Portland, Ore.  

Gearhart, vice provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships at Ohio University, was elected to serve as the 2014-2015 vice chair. She will rise to the chair position for 2015-2016.  

The WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) is the leading national, non-profit, member-driven organization devoted to advancing excellence in technology-enhanced higher education, working at the intersection of practice, policy and technology.



Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's work will be included in an exhibition, titled Take 10 at Water Street Gallery in Douglas, Michigan. She is one of 10 new artists to exhibiti at the gallery.  Her work will be displayed from May 3 to June 4.


Brooke Hallowell

Honors of the Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders 

Brooke Hallowell to be awarded April 10 at the Annual Conference of the CAPCSD.


Stacy Leeman

Solo Exhibition 

Stacy Leeman will be having a solo Exhibition at sharon weiss Gallery, titled Hidden Presence.  The opening will be Sunday, March 2 from 2-4 p.m. and the exhibition will run through March 30.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Upstream W#13 will be on display at Valdsosta National 2014 at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, Ga. 


Sheida Shirvani and Purba Das

Regional campus professors co-author article 

Dr. Sheida Shirvani, professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University Zanesville, and her colleague, Dr. Purba Das, assistant professor of Communication Studies at Ohio University Southern, have collaborated on an article for the Ohio Communication Journal.

Discussing the desire of writers and researchers who sought to understand the roots and bases of Islamist politics, reform and discourse in the face of growing negative public perceptions about Islam and Muslims, the two investigated the political climate by analyzing the French Hijab ban controversy reported in The New York Times and contextualized the issue in an American context in their publication entitled, "Discourse of Muslim Identity in the Context of the French Hijab Ban."