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Faculty & Staff News

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.

Aug 20
Gearhart elected vice chair of WCET steering committee
Deb Gearhart, vice provost for eLearning and Strategic Partnerships at Ohio University, was elected vice chair of the WICHE Cooperative for Educational Technologies (WCET) 2014-2015 steering committee.

President McDavis accepts ALS ice bucket challenge
Ohio University President Roderick McDavis has accepted an icy challenge from Kent State President Beverly Warren. With help from Rufus and the OHIO football team, McDavis will join the thousands of others across the country in the Ice Bucket Challenge in support of the ALS Association in Peden Stadium, Thursday, Aug. 21 at 5:30 p.m.

Aug 19
OUPD holds Active Shooter Training
The Ohio University Police Department conducted Active Shooter Response Training for its police officers at The Ridges on Aug. 14 and 15.

Aug 14
Lancaster Campus administrative associate named Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month [VIDEO]
Merry Lee Walters is one of the first people many come into contact with at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. As the associate dean’s administrative associate, Walters helps students, faculty, staff and adjunct faculty find out what they need to know to succeed in the academic world. Now, Walters is being honored for her hard work and dedication. Walters was named the Ohio University August 2014 Classified Employee of the Month.

Aug 13
Athens arts community mourns Bob Winters
Professor Emeritus Robert Winters, who died Aug. 12, made an impact on thousands of students, friends and colleagues as an educator, artist, administrator, theater director, mentor and tireless advocate for the arts.

New storage service offered this fall
A new free online storage service offered to students, faculty and staff this year is designed to be a collaboration tool for class projects that reduces the reliance on external hardware devices and paid storage services

OUPD to conduct Active Shooter Training at The Ridges
The Ohio University Police Department is conducting annual Active Shooter Response Training for its police officers on campus Thursday and Friday and the campus community is encouraged to avoid Piggery Lane at The Ridges and the western section of Southside Park in the City of Athens.

Aug 7
Student Affairs seeking Go Green Guides for fall move-in
Student Affairs is asking OHIO faculty and staff to fill 100 slots and serve as Go Green Guides on Thursday, Aug. 21, and Friday, Aug. 22.

University mourns death of beloved Baker University Center Post Office clerk
Former Baker University Center Post Office clerk Charles "Charlie" Tholin, 65, died July 3, 2014, after a long illness. He became known for his gregarious personality, caring demeanor and exceptional customer service.

Aug 6
Bus offered to Board of Trustees Aug. 28 meeting
The Office of the Board of Trustees and Office of the President are providing transportation to the Aug. 28 Ohio University Board of Trustees meeting in Dublin, Ohio.

Changes to expense reimbursement processing, payroll direct deposit announced 
With the implementation of the R12 upgrade, some efficiencies have been implemented to streamline the process of expense reimbursement payments.

OUPD Capt. Brian Kapple successfully completes leadership academy
Ohio University Police Department Capt. Brian Kapple has successfully graduated from the Public Safety Leadership Academy, which gave him a fresh, new perspective on leadership and management skills which he believes will benefit the overall campus community.

Aug 5
Save the date for the 2014 Faculty and Staff Convocation
Ohio University employees are invited to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation to be held Aug. 27.

Aug 4
Asteroid named in honor of Professor Thomas Statler
It’s not every day you learn an asteroid bears your name. This month, Dr. Thomas Statler, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, attended the triennial "Asteroids, Comets, Meteors" conference in Helsinki, Finland, the leading international gathering in the field of small Solar System bodies, where it's a tradition to announce new asteroid names at the conference banquet. Statler was surprised and delighted to receive this professional honor, along with a few dozen other planetary scientists in attendance.

Hla chairs international conference on nanotechnology
An Ohio University physics professor is organizing the 8th International Workshop on Nanoscale Spectroscopy and Nanotechnology (NSS-8), which will be held at the Gleacher Center in Chicago from July 28-31. NSS-8 is a biennial meeting series that shares the latest research advances of science and technology in the nanometer regime.

Nance named fellow by Geological Society of America
Dr. R. Damian Nance, Distinguished Professor of Geological Sciences at Ohio University, has been named a Geological Society of America Fellow.

Aug 1
Meet the July 2014 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet the July 2014 Classified Employee of the Month April Butterworth.

President McDavis welcomes Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to campus
President Roderick J. McDavis welcomed Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and members of the media to Ohio University’s Women’s Center in Baker University Center early Thursday to discuss the University’s recent partnership with the state to provide services and support to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence throughout Southeast Ohio.

Jul 31
OHIO online courses to adapt to new Quality Matters rubric
Ohio University faculty who are in the process of obtaining Quality Matters recognition for a course taught online will need to ensure their courses meet the new Quality Matters Higher Education Rubric that will be released Aug. 1.

Ohio University’s hidden gem home to wildlife, research
Situated on the southern side of the Ohio University campus is one of Athens hidden gems, a place where students can experience research about nature through a mix of wildlife, sweeping prairie grasslands, rolling hills, forested land, valleys and ravines.

Visitor parking change underway for Baker University Center surface lot
A recommendation by the Ohio University Visitor Parking Committee, which convened in fall 2013 to create meaningful changes to accommodate visitors, guests, and prospective students across campus, is being implemented with the conversion of the Baker University Center surface parking lot to pay parking.

Zanesville Campus’ Shirvani presents at international conference
Sheida Shirvani, professor of communication studies and Academic Division coordinator at Ohio University Zanesville, recently presented her academic work in Hyderabad, India, at the International Association for Media and Communication Research conference.

Jul 30
Board of Trustees approves faculty compensation plan
At the most recent meeting in June, Ohio University’s Board of Trustees followed recommendations of the Faculty Total Compensation Task Force and set aside $2.04 million as one step in a multi-year plan to move faculty compensation levels to third among four-year public universities in Ohio.

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.