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Faculty & Staff News

Jul 25
Remembering Warren H. Reininga
Ohio University's College of Business, community, and friends mourn the passing of Warren H. Reininga, former chair and faculty member.

Jul 24
Al-Naeeli named National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences
The National Research Council has named Dr. Mawadda Al-Naeeli, assistant professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, with the National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences for 2013-14.

Jul 22
Meet the June 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Andrea Holmes
Meet June 2014 Classified Employee of the Month Andrea Holmes.

OHIO receives high marks in international rankings
Ohio University has received top marks in two ranking systems designed to provide students and parents with information about the overall quality and cost of higher education.

Jul 21
National Diabetes Prevention Program starts in September
National Diabetes Prevention Program starts in September

Jul 18
Lot 122 near Baker University Center closed late Friday
Lot 122 near Baker University Center will be closed for parking beginning at 11 p.m. n Friday, July 18, to accommodate an event in the area.

Jul 17
Allison Hunter to head WOUB News
Veteran award-winning journalist Allison Hunter will head WOUB’s news operation as editor-in-chief beginning Aug. 11.

Chemical engineering professor named fellow of electrochemical society
Ohio University’s Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Gerardine Botte has been named a fellow of The Electrochemical Society, the society for solid-state and electrochemical science and technology.

Email upgrade: Graduate students under way, employees scheduled for October
The university's faculty, staff, graduate student and emeriti email upgrade continues to move forward, but with a slightly modified timeline.

Employees urged to set secret questions for their OHIO password
In the coming months, employees will need to have secret questions associated with their OHIO password when accessing core systems.

High school students eager to learn at Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students
Twenty-seven high school students from the biggest cities across Ohio, and one student from California, eagerly listened to presentations delivered to them in Copeland Hall earlier this week to showcase what Ohio University and the College of Business has to offer as part of the 10th annual Junior Executive Business Program for Diverse Students.

OHIO schedules upgrade of financial systems
The University will upgrade the Oracle e-Business (financial and human resources) system to a new release level (R12), and the e-Business suite (eBiz) will be offline from noon on July 29 until 8 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Jul 14
Volunteers start training to support sexual assault survivors
Nine people of diverse backgrounds attended a session of the Ohio University Survivor Advocacy Outreach Program in Baker University Center last week, the first of multiple sessions designed to educate volunteers about how to adequately respond and support victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, rape culture, and intimate partner violence in Athens, Meigs and Perry counties.

Jul 11
Oxbow Bridge Work scheduled today
Traffic on the Richland Avenue Oxbow Bridge is planned today, and traffic delays are expected.

Jul 9
eLearning advisor receives statewide excellence award
Joe Carver, an eLearning OHIO academic advisor, was presented with the Academic Advisor Excellence Award at the Ohio Academic Advising Association’s annual conference on June 20 in Columbus.

Jul 8
Ohio University Zanesville dean to participate in Harvard leadership program
Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman has been selected to participate in Harvard’s 2014 Institute for Educational Management program.

Zanesville professor contributes to diabetes research resource
Mawadda Al-Naeeli, assistant professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, published in the American Diabetes Association’s Diabetes Journal.

Jul 1
OHIO President launches blog to share insights, reflections
Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis is adding a new skill to his repertoire: blogging.

Jun 30
Zanesville’s Al-Saghir shares expertise in cell biology and botany
Mohannad Al-Saghir, associate professor of biological sciences at Ohio University Zanesville, recently earned two distinctive honors.

Jun 27
Administrative Senate announces senator election results
Administration Senate has announced the results from May’s election, including the following:

OHIO graduate joins OUPD
An Ohio University graduate is the latest addition to the Ohio University Police Department.

Jun 26
Board honors President McDavis’ 10 years of OHIO service [VIDEO]
In honor of President Roderick J. McDavis’ 10-year anniversary at Ohio University, the OHIO Board of Trustees surprised McDavis with a video tribute during Friday’s trustees meeting at Ohio University Eastern. The video, produced by University Communications and Marketing, was commissioned by board members.

College remembers Tomoyasu Tanaka, physics professor and founder of Chubu exchange
Tomoyasu Tanaka, 94, emeritus professor of physics at Ohio University, passed away in May in his native Japan.

OHIO professor emerita tells mother’s story of helping girl escape from Nazi Germany
Fifteen high school teachers from across Ohio visited the Athens campus last week for a three-day seminar sponsored by the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities.

Jun 25
Employee appreciation event July 2
Ohio University will be providing lemonade and watermelon prior to the July 2 Concert Under the Elms event.

Jun 23
Compensation 2014 Project moves into fourth phase of project
As the Compensation 2014 Project moves into the fourth phases of the initiative, the project team continues to make progress towards implementation and meeting project objectives by the Dec. 1 deadline.

University reminds faculty, staff to submit leave paperwork by June 30
As the end of the fiscal year approaches, University faculty and staff are reminded to submit all paperwork for leave time used during the year to payroll by June 30.

Jun 20
Food boxes powered by OHIO volunteers
Linda Klinebriel of Nelsonville was blessed with three children and a good job at Goodyear Tire & Rubber in Logan until closure of the plant in 1999 sent she and hundreds others scrambling to find work.

Kids on Campus starts June 23
The 19th annual Kids on Campus starts Monday, June 23 and school-age children will crisscross campus for six weeks participating in fun learning activities with experienced instructors.

Retirement reception for Barb Kreutzer is June 25
A public retirement reception in honor of Barbara Kreutzer will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, June 25 in Human Resources and Training Center 141.

Jun 19
Elizabeth Sayrs appointed as dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that Ohio University Associate Professor of Music Theory Elizabeth Sayrs has been appointed to the position of dean of University College and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Jun 18
Daniel Keyes, Professor and Author of Flowers for Algernon, Dies at 86
Daniel Keyes, Professor of Creative Writing at Ohio University from 1966-90, passed away on June 15. Keyes arrived at Ellis Hall a year after his first novel—Flowers for Algernon—was published.

Jun 17
Graduate student email upgrade starts June 23: What you need to know
This summer's email upgrade will bring 50 GB quotas and an improved web experience, but it also will bring a few temporary limitations to graduate student calendars, shared calendars and shared mailboxes.

Jun 16
Invisibly visible documents: Can hackers see what you deleted?
Did you know that anyone with image editing software can look at a scanned document with marked-out security information, use a tool to erase the blacking and look at your information?

Retirement reception for Joni McCune is June 20
The Ohio University Police Department will host a public retirement reception in honor of Joni McCune from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 20 at the Human Resources and Training Center.

Jun 13
Dr. Holly Raffle named 2014 "Prevention Champion" by State Mental, Addiction Agency
The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has named Ohio University faculty member Holly Raffle, Ph.D., its 2014 Prevention Champion of the Year. Dr. Raffle, an assistant professor with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Institute for Local Government Administration and Rural Development, was honored last week as part of the 25th annual Ohio Prevention and Education Conference (OPEC).<br /> <br />“‘Heart of the community,’ ‘empowerment,’ ‘patient,’ ‘visionary’ and ‘brilliant’ are but a few of the words stakeholders and staff use to describe Dr. Raffle and her work,” said Dr. Tammy Collins, deputy director for prevention and wellness programming at OhioMHAS. Dr. Raffle is very deserving of this award as she shares the value and vision that all Ohioans deserve to live in happy, healthy and safe communities."

Journalism faculty play lead role in statewide public records audit
Several E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty played key roles in a statewide public records audit conducted by the Ohio Coalition for Open Government, the results of which were widely published throughout Ohio.

School of Journalism’s Mary Rogus wins AEJMC’s Bliss Award
Associate Professor Mary Rogus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism has been awarded the 2014 Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education.

Jun 12
OHIO mourns death of longtime employee Sue Teaford
The Ohio University community mourns the loss of longtime employee Sue Teaford, who died on June 4. Teaford served as the West Green Administrative Coordinator and had been employed by the University since Sept. 15, 1986.

Jun 11
Local residents can purchase compost from OHIO
Home gardeners and landscaping businesses interested in creating a healthy yard full of green, leafy plants, vegetables and colorful flowers have been fertilizing their gardens with compost purchased from the Ohio University Compost Facility located along Dairy Lane.

Jun 10
Sick Leave Donation Program begins July 1
Starting July 1, administrators and non-bargaining classified staff can donate and receive extra sick leave.

University mourns former administrator Edward Sudnick
Edward Sudnick, a distinguished alumnus and former administrator at Ohio University, died after a brief illness on May 24.

Jun 8
Nominations sought for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement
The International Education Week Committee at Ohio University is calling on the OHIO community to nominate faculty, staff and alumni for the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.

Jun 6
OHIO Associate Vice President of Architecture, Design and Construction steps down
Harry Wyatt, associate vice president of architecture, design, and construction within Ohio University's Facilities, is leaving OHIO to become the associate vice president for facilities management at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va. at the end of June.

Jun 5
Classified Senate anniversary celebrates rich history and accomplishments [PHOTOS]
More than 250 Ohio University current and former classified employees gathered on June 3 to celebrate Classified Senate's 25th anniversary.

Culinary Services honored with departmental Sustainability Award
Ohio University's Culinary Services was awarded this year's departmental Sustainability Award last month during an Earth Day event hosted by the University's Office of Sustainability.

WOUB Public Media, OHIO staff receive regional Emmy nominations
Two WOUB Public Media employees along with staff from three Ohio University departments have been nominated for Emmy awards. The awards ceremony will be held Aug. 2.

Jun 2
Brobst: 'Great Game' maneuvers continue on chessboard of Afghanistan
Proxies, puppets, pawns. From the "Great Game" of British imperialism in the 19th century through the Cold War in the 20th century—conflict in Central Asia could still be looked at today as a continuation of hundreds of years of "proxy warfare" between the world's great powers.<br /><br />Dr. John Brobst, Associate Professor of History at Ohio University, authored an article on "Multiplayer Great Game: Nineteenth Century Maneuvers on the Chessboard of Afghanistan" in The<br />Fletcher Society Review.

Collins writes book on sacrifice—The Head Beneath the Altar
In his new book, The Head Beneath the Altar: Hindu Mythology and the Critique of Sacrifice, Dr. Brian Collins studies sacrifice in the origin of religion and culture, as portrayed in Hindu texts. Collins is the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy at Ohio University.

Many states fail to improve rural education, study finds
Many states have fallen behind in providing funding, implementing policies, and placing a high priority on improving rural and small-town schools—led by Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arizona—according to the new biennial Why Rural Matters 2013-14 report from the nonprofit Rural School and Community Trust.