Friday, Sep 19, 2014

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Faculty & Staff News

Sep 19
Cranes at Alden Library necessary to replace air handlers
The University is replacing two air handling units in Alden Library, which will result in interruptions and closures to pedestrian traffic at various times.

Joan Mace receives Award of Achievement for Contribution to Aviation
Joan Mace, former and first woman chair of the Department of Aviation, was recently presented the Award of Achievement for Contribution to Aviation from the Ninety-Nines, an international organization of women pilots.

Sep 18
Relationship between diversity, success among topics at first Cultural Conversation
Diversity is a key component in most successful companies, including colleges and universities. That was the key message relayed to the audience during the inaugural Cultural Conversation on Sept. 16 in the Baker University Center.

Sep 17
Instructional innovation survey continues through September 22
Faculty members have until September 22 to complete an instructional innovation survey that was sent by email on Sunday, September 7.

Sep 15
Food and nutrition sciences celebrates 100th anniversary
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of food and nutrition sciences, Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions is hosting keynote speaker Lori Sigrist, who will lead an interactive workshop that will explore leadership and ethics on a personal level.

OHIO Sustainability Summit starts Sept. 16
Ohio University will be at the forefront of sustainability initiatives next week as it hosts an innovative Sustainability Summit on the Athens campus, featuring twelve different colleges and universities across Ohio in an effort to educate, collaborate and learn from each other about different sustainability efforts underway across the state.

OHIO faculty, staff transform into student personas for OHIO Guarantee learning event
Faculty and staff who often serve as the cornerstone of student learning at Ohio University took full advantage of an opportunity to further educate their students about the new OHIO Guarantee by participating in a creative event designed to be as unique as each of the students they advise.

University employees should update demographic information
Ohio University is required to update employee demographic reporting related to both disability and veteran status.

Sep 11
Email upgrade: Work begins Sep 20 to make free/busy calendar times visible across both systems
On Sep 20, OIT will enable a hybrid Exchange/Catmail server that will allow users of both systems to see each other's free/busy calendar times.

University Human Resources issues official list of holiday observance dates
As indicated in Ohio University’s Policy and Procedure 41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates.

Zanesville Campus Chaplin expert instrumental in celebrating 100 years of Chaplin
Lisa Stein-Haven, associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, has been selected as the keynote speaker at three-day Charlie Chaplin celebration held in Bologna, Italy

Sep 10
Kennedy Art Museum parking changes underway
Parking Lots 200 and 201 across from The Kennedy Museum of Art at The Ridges will soon be converted to multiple-use parking for faculty, staff, and students, with additional spaces available for visitors during the day.

Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway
Nominations for 2015 Distinguished Professor underway

Sep 9
'Challenges in Teaching' Faculty Learning Community seeks applicants
The "Challenges in Teaching" Faculty Learning Community is open to tenure-track, recently-tenured, and Group II faculty. Applications are due by Oct. 1.

Heritage College has major presence at historic AOA assembly
Several physicians and educators connected to the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine were named to leadership positions within the American Osteopathic Association during an annual meeting of AOA’s House of Delegates in Chicago. As one of the appointments made by incoming AOA president Robert S. Juhasz, D.O., Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth H. Johnson, D.O., was named to a two-year term as chair of AOA’s Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA), the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools.

Mda's New Novel Begins at Athens Farmers Market
Rachel's Blue, a new novel by Dr. Zakes Mda, Professor of Professor of Creative Writing: Fiction and Ohio University alum, was released in August. This time Mda sets his scene very close to home—at the Farmer's Market in Athens and in nearby Rome Township.

Singh on a Fulbright-Nehru Award to India
Dr. Amritjit Singh, Langston Hughes Professor of English at Ohio University, is on a Fulbright-Nehru Award at the University of Delhi in India this academic year.

Two OUPD officers join criminal investigation unit
Two officers at the Ohio University Police Department have joined the criminal investigation unit, which is tasked with solving complex crimes that range from theft, burglary, sexual assault, illegal drugs, Internet crimes, and crimes involving analysis of financial records.

Sep 8
OHIO Promotional Items Now Available Through BobcatBUY
ASW Global Promotional items are now available online through BobcatBUY.

Sep 5
Bike path traffic detoured at Mill Street construction
Mill Street access to the bike path is currently under construction, and pedestrians and cyclists utilizing the bike path will be detoured.

Bobcat Depot now taking pre-orders for Adobe Creative Cloud
The university has reached an agreement with Adobe to provide Creative Cloud to employees and graduate appointees at a discounted rate.  The Bobcat Depot currently is accepting pre-orders for the service.

Meet the August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Merry Walters, an administrative assistant at Ohio University Lancaster Campus. She is the August Classified Employee of the Month.

Meeting serves as guide to getting book published
Ohio University Press is pleased to announce its first informational session on scholarly publishing for the 2014–2015 academic year.

Sep 4
Engineering dean named president elect of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Dennis Irwin, dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, has been named president elect of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.

Healthy OHIO program celebrates seven years with Fitbit giveaway
Ohio University’s WellWorks is celebrating 7 years of the popular Healthy OHIO screening program again this year, and will reward participants with a Fitbit device to track their activity and wellness.

Presidential Teacher Award nominations accepted through Sept. 8
Students, faculty, and alumni from all Ohio University campuses are welcome to nominate a tenured, full-time faculty member from any campus for the prestigious Presidential Teacher Award.

University Communications and Marketing earns more national awards
Ohio University Communications and Marketing continues to be internationally recognized for its outstanding work. In the past two years, UCM staffers have won at least 10 national industry awards from professional organizations in the communications field.

Sep 3
Email upgrade: Five Catmail features you should know about
OIT will resume the faculty and staff email upgrade on Sept 20. Here are five important features of the new system you won't want to miss.

Faculty, staff meal plan options now available for 2014-2015
Ohio University faculty and staff can purchase a meal plan for the upcoming school year.

OUPD receives funding for K-9
The Ohio University Police Department will soon have its first K-9 that’s trained to detect explosives, and will be available should the need for a bomb detection dog arise throughout the region.

Park Place closed Sept. 4-5
Park Place will be closed on Sept. 4 and 5 for construction purposes in support of the Ohio University Lindley Hall project

Aug 29
Kids on Campus leaves mark on OHIO sophomore
The annual six-week Kids on Campus program that offered 250 school-age children from six local school districts an opportunity to visit campus and participate in fun learning activities wrapped up earlier this month, and at least one assistant team leader who helped lead the program called it a unique experience that gave her a chance to help local kids.

Aug 28
Financial Aid staff honors ill co-worker with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]
The Ohio University Office of Student Financial Aid decided to get cold and wet in the name of ALS awareness. On Wednesday, 19 people accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in honor of an ill co-worker.

President delivers State of the University Address
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis presented the following State of the University Address during the Faculty and Staff Convocation in Walter Hall Rotunda on Wednesday, Aug. 27.

President’s State of the University Address reflects on decade of transforming lives
During his annual State of the University Address in the Walter Rotunda on Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis reflected on his decade-long tenure and highlighted ways in which lives have been positively transformed by the University community.

Voinovich School hosts Lean Ohio Program
Local officials throughout Southern Ohio recently finished up a workshop series designed to help local governments become more efficient by eliminating redundancies and repetition in the workplace, and ultimately save taxpayer dollars.

Aug 27
Email upgrade: Working around graduate student calendaring issues
Exchange users who schedule meetings with graduate or medical students can expect to encounter two main challenges in the coming weeks.  Both can be worked around.

eLearning employee receives best session award at OHAAA conference
Ginny Cottrill, retention coordinator and academic advisor in eLearning OHIO, received the 2014 Best of OHAAA award for a session she presented at the Ohio Academic Advising Association’s annual conference. OHAAA will send Cottrill to present her session at the National Academic Advising Association’s Region 5 conference in April.

Aug 26
A Playable Essay: The Tetris Effect
Welcome to the Tetris Effect, a "playable essay" in Dr. Eric LeMay new book In Praise of Nothing: Essays, Memoir, and Experiments.

Hicks: Even Galileo struggled with revolutionary ideas
Dr. Kenneth Hicks, Ohio University Professor of Physics, recently traveled to the University of Padua in Italy, where Galileo Galilei taught almost 400 years ago.

Malinski earns Doctor Honoris Causa award in Poland
    Dr. Tadeusz Malinski receives a fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award in Poland.<br /><br />Contributions to the biomedical analysis of neurodegenerative and cardiovascular diseases and the development of nanomedicine have earned Dr. Tadeusz Malinski a fourth Doctor Honoris Causa award.

Meet the May 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Jody Van Bibber, the May 2014 Classified Employee of the Month. The Diabetes Institute employee provides a glimpse into her life.

Rothwell elected Fellow of Paleontological Society
Dr. Gar Rothwell, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Environmental & Plant Biology has been elected a Fellow of the Paleontological Society.

St. Louis reporter captures Mattson and family at Ferguson protest
St. Louis Public Radio reporter Jason Rosenbaum found Ohio University's Dr. Kevin Mattson and his family taking part in the protests over the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO.

Steve Evans named Fellow of APA Clinical Child Psychology Division
Dr. Steven W. Evans, Professor of Psychology at Ohio University, was named a Fellow for Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology) of the American Psychological Association on Aug. 7.

Aug 25
While you were away: Summer IT changes
Summer 2014 saw new versions of Blackbkard & e-Biz, new services like Box, improvements to the data center and the start of email and telephone system upgrades.

Aug 22
Office of Sustainability announces fall programs
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability has announced a variety of programs and events available for student, faculty, staff and alumni participation this fall semester.

Watch President Roderick J. McDavis take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge [VIDEO]
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Thursday, Aug. 21, with the help of the Ohio Bobcats Football team.

Aug 21
Chipping away at OHIO’s student debt
In an article written for The Post, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis addresses the issue of student debt.

Faculty, staff invited to attend 2014 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2014-2015 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.