Ohio University is open; several power outages are scheduled for the Athens Campus.

The timing of the outages taking place Dec. 29-31 has been altered. More Information
 

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Faculty & Staff News

Dec 18
Five OHIO professors honored for outstanding achievements in education
Five Ohio University professors are being recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” section for their exceptional achievements in and dedication to the field of higher education

Provost names new OHIO Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that Bradley Cohen will begin serving as the new OHIO Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation in February.

Vote now to send the Russ College to Mars
Russ Professor Gerri Botte’s innovative GreenBox technology is one of 10 national finalists in the MarsOne University Competition and now has the chance to be included on the MarsOne 2018 Mars Lander.

Dec 17
New registered dietitian helps create a healthier OHIO
Angela Bohyer was in college when she first started to realize the power of food and the positive effects that healthy eating can have on the human body, and it was a realization that would provide her with the foundation for a professional career in dietetics and nutrition education.

Dec 16
Book edited by Zaneville Campus’ Lisa Stein Haven recognized as new, notable
“A Comedian Sees the World,” a publication edited by Ohio University Zanesville’s Lisa Stein Haven, received accolades from American film critic and historian Leonard Maltin.

Electrical outages anticipated during scheduled Athens Campus work
As electrical work continues on the Athens Campus as part of Ohio University’s Utility Master Plan, Facilities Management is sharing dates with the University community when power outages are anticipated.

Dec 15
WellWorks Winter Gathering set for Dec. 16
An annual tradition at Ohio University that draws hundreds of community members to celebrate the holiday season is promising to create another fun-filled experience when it gets underway on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

Dec 12
Fire safety tips highlighted in latest Safe-T-Gram
The December 2014 issue of Safe-T-Gram gives readers a list of fire safety tips to follow during the holiday season.

Dec 11
Ohio University Central Receiving to close December 19 – January 5
Ohio University’s Central Receiving Area and Warehouse will close Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3 p.m. until Monday, January 5, 2015.

Winter weather emergency procedures announced
With winter weather approaching, Ohio University Human Resources has announced the University's policy on emergency closings.

Dec 10
Online tool designed to collect input for Comprehensive Master Plan 2016
Ohio University is collecting information for the Comprehensive Master Plan, which will provide a road map and long-term vision for the University during the next decade.

President informs campus of Board Secretary transition
In a message sent Wednesday, Dec. 10, President McDavis announced a change in the role of secretary to Ohio University's Board of Trustees.

Dec 9
Electrical work on Athens Campus may cause momentary outage
Scheduled electrical work may cause some or all of the Athens Campus to experience a short duration power outage (or blink).

Meet Brenda Nelson, the November Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Brenda Nelson, the November Classified Employee of the Month.

Dec 8
Business Forum scheduled for Dec. 10
Ohio University Finance and Administration will conduct their next Business Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Baker University Center Theatre.

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.

Employee appreciation event is Thursday
Ohio University employees are invited to join President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis for live music and hors d'oeuvres from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.

Dec 5
WATH 970 AM to feature President McDavis Dec. 11
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 11.

Dec 3
Email upgrade: Personalizing Catmail
Learn how to set a custom theme and create a personalized email signature block in the web version of Catmail.

Human Resources, Payroll remind faculty and staff about Winter Break Closure deadlines
Ohio University Human Resources and Payroll would like to remind faculty and staff about the upcoming Winter Break Closure and associated deadlines with regard to job postings.

The colorful and the messy, the delfin bautista story
In the year since delfin bautista* took over the Ohio University LGBT Center, quite a bit has changed. The center has expanded its safe-zone offerings to include several diverse aspects of university life in an effort to promote cohesion between LGBT students and their peers.

Dec 1
Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest is December 17
The eighth-annual Ohio University Gingerbread House Decorating Contest will take place Wednesday, December 17 in the Maggie Davis and West 82 seating area on the first floor of the Baker University Center.

Annual campaign to provide funds to local agencies, support Athens County residents
Ohio University is kicking off its annual “United 2 Give, United 2 Help” campaign in support of United Appeal for Athens County and its numerous partner agencies.

Nov 26
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announces two candidates for Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that two candidates for the position of Senior Vice Provost for Instructional Innovation will present in Baker University Center on Dec. 3 and 4.

Human Resources announces retirement of longtime payroll staff member
Longtime payroll staff member Marti Crabtree is retiring Nov. 26 after 22 years of service at Ohio University.

International Space University leaders hold SSP15 planning session at Ohio University
Nearly 20 space professionals from around the world convened in Athens, Ohio, last week to coordinate International Space University’s (ISU) 2015 Space Studies Program (SSP15), which will be hosted by Ohio University June 8–Aug. 7.

Nov 25
Director of E.W. Scripps School of Journalism to receive Medal of Honor
Robert Stewart will be awarded the Medal of Honor from Leipzig University in Germany during its Founder's Day celebration on Dec. 2.

OHIO takes top honors at national orientation, transition, retention conference
Ohio University has much to celebrate after taking top honors in several categories at the Association for Orientation, Transition and Retention in Higher Education’s national conference, held earlier this month in Orlando.

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Nov 24
International Thanksgiving Lunch hosted by College of Health Sciences and Professions
The College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting a free International Thanksgiving Lunch for its international students and their families from 11:15 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 25, at the Atrium Café in Grover Center.

Public workshops will collect input for Comprehensive Master Plan 2016
Ayers-Saint Gross, the architectural and planning firm chosen to create a road map and long-term vision for Ohio University, will hold a series of workshops on the Athens Campus from Dec. 1 to 5.

University mourns death of emeritus music professor
The Ohio University is mourning the loss of Emeritus Professor of Music Richard D. Syracuse, 80, who died on Friday, Nov. 21.

Nov 20
Human Resources hosts Benefits Open Forums
Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to attend one of the upcoming Benefits Open Forum sessions to learn about the impact of the Affordable Care Act and have questions answered about the recently conducted benefits survey.

University begins Comprehensive Master Plan process
Ohio University has started a 15-month endeavor to complete Comprehensive Master Plan 2016, which includes the strategic and physical development of the Athens and Dublin campuses.

Nov 19
Medical guidance doctors visit Athens Campus Dec. 1
Personalized Medical Guidance doctors will be on Ohio University's Athens Campus on Dec. 1 for a lunch and learn session in Baker University Center’s Multipurpose Room 242.

TechGROWTH Ohio calls for nominations for third annual Innovation Awards
TechGROWTH Ohio is seeking nominations for its third annual Innovation Awards, which celebrate innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship in Southeast Ohio. Nominations must be made by Dec. 31.

Nov 17
Heritage College faculty member named top mentor to D.O. students
Timothy Law, D.O., M.B.A., was named 2014 Mentor of the Year by the American Osteopathic Association during the group’s annual OMED Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition, which took place Oct. 25-29 in Seattle.

OIT security analyst available to train OHIO departments, units to keep information safe
Staying up-to-date on the latest security threats and viruses that have the potential to harm laptops, tablets, smart phones, and other devices is a challenging task.

Nov 14
Nominate a deserving colleague for the Outstanding Administrator Award
President Roderick J. McDavis sent this message to OHIO faculty and staff requesting nominations for this year's Outstanding Administrator Award.

OHIO Scholars Day welcomes prospective Bobcats to campus
Some high-achieving prospective Bobcats and their families will arrive on campus Thursday, Nov. 20 for Ohio University's Scholars Day.

Nov 13
Email upgrade: Mobile device setup
When faculty and staff are migrated to Catmail, mobile users will need to adjust settings on to connect to the new system.

Email upgrade: Pilot under way
OIT currently is testing the Catmail upgrade process on its own staff.

GIS Open House in Baker University Center to feature experts in GIS research and mapping
On Nov. 19, Ohio University will join the worldwide celebration of International GIS Day and Global Entrepreneurship Week with the “Where in the World is OU? GIS Open House.”

Nov 12
Patton College Instructional Technology Program receives iNACOL Innovator Award
The Patton College IT program has received the 2014 iNACOL Innovator Award for Innovative Research in Blended and Online Learning.

Nov 10
General Education Task Force provides update to faculty, staff
The following letter from the General Education Task Force was emailed to Ohio University faculty and staff on Friday, Nov. 7.

Task force studies general education requirements
A task force established by Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit will facilitate conversations this academic year to study the role of general education at the University.

Nov 7
SPSS now free for university-owned computers
Researchers and lab managers are encouraged to upgrade to the latest version of the popular statistics analysis package.

Nov 6
Learn how to control diabetes with technology
Anyone studying or interested in learning more about technology used to help control diabetes can find out about new bolus wizards, pattern analysis meters and an artificial intelligence program from 6 to 7 p.m., Nov. 6, in Grover Center W115.

OHIO delegation celebrates Chubu University’s 50-year legacy and 40-year partnership
Celebrations abound in Kasugai City, Japan this week, marking the 50th anniversary of Chubu University, one of Ohio University’s three international partners.

eLearning OHIO launches redesigned eCampus website
The redesigned eCampus website, available at www.ohio.edu/ecampus, was launched Monday, November 3. eCampus is a virtual campus of information and services for online and distance students, many of whom never come to one of Ohio University’s bricks-and-mortar campuses.