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.


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.


Stacy Leeman


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


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.


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."


Stacy Leeman


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


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Vessel #11 will be on display at the Lilliputian's March a national small works competition at Purdue University from March 10 through April 27. 


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Upstream W#14 will be on display at the 3rd annual 2-d exhibition at Armstrong Atlantic State University from January 13-28. 


Stacy Leeman

Award recipient 

Stacy Leeman is the recent recipient of the Donni Dingman Memorial Award, from the Shades of Pastel National Exhibit, Delapaine Visual Arts and Education Center, Frederick, Maryland

Dr. Ken Collins

Audio Production as Part of a Two-Year Degtree Program in an Appalachian Setting: The Example of Ohio University at Zanesville 

Associate Professor Ken Collins was published in the October 2013 (4:4) edition of Journal of Media Education, an online publication of the Broadcast Education Association. His article includes multimedia links to a student video and a joint student-faculty radio commercial promoting the Electronic Media Program at OUZ. 


Bernhard Debatin

Featured Speaker at Digital Ethics Conference 

Journalism Professor Dr. Bernhard Debatin will be a featured speaker at the Third Annual Symposium on Digital Ethics in Chicago  on Oct. 4. The symposium is organized by the Center for Digital Ethics and Policy and takes place at the Loyola University Chicago Water Tower Campus.

In addition to keynote speaker Douglas Rushkoff ("Present Shock"), there will be eight featured speakers, including Dr. Debatin and former Media Arts And Studies professor Mia Consalvo (now Concordia University, Montreal). The conference website is at


Bernhard Debatin Geoff Buckley Michele Morrone

International Conference in the Ukraine 

Ohio University Delegation to Travel to International Conference in the Ukraine

This September, four professors from Ohio University will travel to the Carpathians/Appalachians International Conference 2013 at the Vasyl Stefanyk Precarpathian National University (PNU) in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine. The journey to the Carpathians will take place from Sept. 21-28 and include a stay at a conference center in the little mountain village of Mykulychyn.

The conference will explore similarities between the Appalachian and Carpathian cultures, economies, and histories. For the Ohio University delegation, Dr. Geoff Buckley (Georgraphy) will first give a presentation on the environmental and social impact of mountaintop removal mining. Dr. Bernhard Debatin (Journalism) will then talk about the public debate on hydraulic fracturing, highlighting the difference between optimistic industry projections and the "hidden costs" of fracking for residents, the environment, and the tax payer. In her presentation, Dr. Michele Morrone (Social and Public Health) will explore effects of fracking on human health and the scientific uncertainty surrounding this issue. A cultural-linguistic comparison of the Appalachian and Carpathian Highlands is the focus of Dr. Michelle O'Malley (Linguistics) paper, with a particular emphasis on the separateness of these cultures from contemporary mainstream culture.