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Faculty & Staff News

Apr 16
Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 7
If you've kept up with University Marketing and Communications’ (UCM) 80’s style Throwback Thursday video series, which began in January, hopefully you’ve noticed a running theme – we’re all about branding!

OMSAR's Cecil Walters says goodbye to students
Walters’ students and colleagues gathered on April 9 in the Baker University Center to thank him for all of his contributions to Ohio University and to their lives and to wish him the best of luck in the future.

Apr 14
Center for PDS Partnerships receives Spirit of the PDS Award
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education’s Center for PDS Partnerships has received the Spirit of the PDS Award. This prestigious national honor recognizes “leadership in, and significant contributions to, the building and sustaining of Professional Development Schools and consistent support for, and participation in, the annual NAPDS Conference.”

Seann Dikkers a key player in Microsoft-funded summit
Seann Dikkers recently participated in a Microsoft-funded research project that analyzed how teachers are using Minecraft in the classroom.

Apr 13
Berenson awarded music teachers service award
Gail Berenson, Professor Emerita of Piano at Ohio University, has been awarded the Music Teachers National Association’s Distinguished Service Award.

Inaugural Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture is Wednesday
Mary E. Weems, a poet, playwright, scholar and friend of late Ohio University Associate Professor of Education Najee E. Muhammad, will perform in his honor at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Galbreath Chapel.

Memorial concert for Richard Syracuse is April 18
The Ohio University School of Music will host a memorial concert to celebrate the life and legacy of Emeritus Professor of Music Richard D. Syracuse on Saturday, April 18.

Apr 10
Human Resources releases IMPACT on Wellness April newsletter
This edition features information on workplace ethics, accomplishing tasks on your to-do lists and giving feedback to your boss.

Jeremy Webster named 2015-16 ACE Fellow
Ohio University Honors Tutorial College Dean Jeremy Webster is one of 47 college and university leaders chosen as a 2015-16 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow.

Apr 9
Libraries’ rare books used for research on 'Moby Dick'
Professor Kevin Haworth has formulated some interesting observations about “Moby Dick” using the multiple editions of the texts available in the Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections.

Matthew Vetter to discuss Wikipedia research April 15
Matthew Vetter, will discuss his research on Wikipedia as the Spring 2015 speaker in the Libraries’ Graduate Research Series. His talk will take place April 15.

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.

Apr 8
The Syrian Tragedy Four Years On ¦ Bassam Haddad, April 9
In his April 9 Baker Center lecture on “The Syrian Tragedy Four Years On,” Bassam Haddad will address the causes and dynamics of the Syrian uprising turned civil and regional proxy war.

Apr 7
Eastern Campus’ McMurray-Schwarz recognized for publication
Paula McMurray-Schwarz, associate professor and coordinator of early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, has been recognized for her recent publication in the “Handbook of Research Methods in Early Childhood Education – Volume 1.”

Apr 6
Communications and Marketing conducting perception survey
Chief Marketing Officer Renea Morris is inviting all University faculty and staff to participate in the 2015 University Communications and Marketing Perception Survey.

Apr 2
Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 6
This installment of Branding OHIO shows how to become a champion for OHIO’s brand.

Donna Coleman piano residency ends tonight with lecture and performance
Renowned pianist Donna Coleman of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Australia’s University of Melbourne will close her residency with OHIO’s Central Region Humanities Center in a lecture-performance featuring piano works by Ohio-born composer Ruth Crawford on Thursday, April 2.

Longtime Communication Studies professors to host retirement receptions
The Ohio University School of Communication Studies will host retirement receptions next week for two of its longtime professors, Claudia Hale and Raymie McKerrow.

Apr 1
WATH 970 AM to interview President Roderick J. McDavis on Friday
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Friday, April 3.

Mar 31
Campus conversation, guided tour to launch ‘Little Cities as a Classroom Learning Community’
The Ohio University community is set to explore its relationship with the surrounding boom-to-bust coal mining lands known as the Little Cities of Black Diamonds/Little Cities of the Forest microregion. An on-campus conversation is set for the Walter Hall Rotunda on Friday, April 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by a guided tour of the region on Saturday, April 11.

Longtime director of Athens International Film + Video Festival to step down (AUDIO)
This year marks the 42nd anniversary of the Athens International Film + Video Festival and Ruth Bradley's final year as director of the event, a position she's held for 28 years.

University announces three candidates for chief information officer
The three candidates for the position of chief information officer will have an opportunity to speak with the University community in a series of open forums.

Mar 30
A message from OHIO Human Resources regarding benefits enrollment
The annual benefits enrollment period will begin on April 1, 2015.

Professor explores female executions in the media
Professor Emerita Anne Cooper-Chen explored media coverage of women executed for murder on Thursday during the Women’s Center’s weekly Brown Bag Lunch and Learn series.

Mar 26
Business Forum scheduled for March 31
Ohio University Finance and Administration will conduct their next Business Forum on Tuesday, March 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Morton Hall 237.

Mar 24
Registration opens for Campus Recreation’s summer day camp
Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation is currently accepting registration for its one-week summer day camps, being offered June 15-July 24 for children ages 6-12.

Mar 23
Meet the February Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Barb Thomas, the February 2015 Classified Employee of the Month. The administrative associate in the Academic Advancement Center likes Elvis, the Hallmark Channel and her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and can't wait for retirement.

Registrar updates faculty and staff on spring semester final grades and exams
The following information was provided by University Registrar Debra Benton to OHIO faculty and staff as a reminder about final grades and final examinations.

Mar 20
Administrators celebrate accomplishments, milestones at Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony
Colleagues, family and members of the Ohio University community gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 180 administrators during the 2015 Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony March 17.

William Phillis named Hicks Executive in Residence awardee
The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools announced William L. Phillis as the 2014-15 recipient of the Hicks Executive in Residence at The Patton College of Education at Ohio University.

Mar 19
Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 5
In “Keep OHIO’s Tradition Shining Brightly,” one of UCM’s employees, Video Editor Todd, shows one way to ensure OHIO’s brand continues to shine.

Ten digit dialing takes effect for 740 area code on Mar. 21
Learn how the new dialing requirement will affect University wired telephone lines.

Transnational education and Learning Society Inc. accepting conference submissions
Transnational education and Learning Society Inc., announced today its 2nd annual conference and is now accepting submissions. The deadline is March 31.

University mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Donald Roberts
Ohio University is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus of Art Donald Roberts who died on March 16 at his home in Athens. He served as a professor of art in the Ohio University School of Art from 1953 to 1991.

Mar 16
A message from OHIO Human Resources regarding benefits changes
OHIO Human Resources announces benefits changes for spring open enrollment season.

Ohio joins SARA, eases the University’s state authorization process
Ohio recently became the 20th state to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). As the state takes this important step forward with state authorization, Ohio University soon will apply to the Ohio Board of Regents to be allowed to operate under SARA.

Science on Screen "American Hustle" viewing and discussion tonight
College of Business professor Faizul Huq will discuss how many of the difficult-to-shoot scenes in the hit movie, "American Hustle," were shot during a Science on Screen event that begins at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Athena Cinema.

University mourns death of David Underwood
Ohio University mourns the death of David B. Underwood, coordinator of the College of Business' Professional MBA program.

Mar 12
Administrative Service Awards to be held March 17
Ohio University will celebrate the exceptional and dedicated service of its administrative staff during the 2015 Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. March 17 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Mar 11
Distinguished Professor France honored by University community
In keeping with a revered tradition that spans more than 55 years, Ohio University community members gathered Tuesday evening to honor 2014 Distinguished Professor Christopher France during the annual Distinguished Professor Lecture and official portrait unveiling.

Mar 10
Faculty Team-Teach Introduction to Sustainability Course
The Sustainability Studies theme is offering a new Introduction to Sustainability course that is team-taught by Dr. Nancy Manring in Political Science, Dr. Kelly Johnson in Biological Sciences, Dr. Dina Lopez in Geological Sciences, and Dr. Edna Wangui in Geography.

Haven’s expertise helps students make history connections
Lisa Haven, associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, is an expert in all things Charlie Chaplin, which has spurred numerous interviews from school students from around the country who are participating in a contest as part of National History Day.

Ohio University President and Executive Vice President and Provost provide update on AQIP
President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit update faculty on Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation and AQIP.

Mar 5
Branding OHIO through its principles: Parts 3 and 4
This installation of the Branding OHIO series includes two videos: "Develop a Dynamic Duo" and "Use the Site, Luke."

Mar 4
Human Resources releases IMPACT on Wellness March newsletter
Newsletter features information on topics including the mindfulness movement, research on napping and improving creativity.

New College of Business executive director of Career Management and Academic Services working on vision for student development
Jen Murphy steps into newly created role

Ohio University Zanesville’s Douglass publishes math education article
Ohio University Zanesville Assistant Professor of Mathematics Lisa Douglass has collaborated with Matt Conley of Ohio Dominican University and Rachel Trinkley of the Columbus Museum of Art to publish, “Using Inquiry Principles of Art to Explore Mathematic Practice Standards,” in the Middle Grades Research Journal.

Mar 3
Anthem security breach update: Credit monitoring offered
Anthem is in the process of notifying affected customers if they were impacted by the data security breach. This notification will take place via United States Postal Service mail. Customers affected by the breach will be offered two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge through AllClear ID.

Distinguished Professor Lecture rescheduled for March 10
For more than 55 years, Ohio University’s Distinguished Professor lecture has been a hallmark celebration of an honored faculty member’s outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments.

Mar 2
Meet the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet the January 2015 Classified Employee of the Month Inez Stanley Linscott. She is an administrative associate in Counseling and Psychological Services.