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Faculty & Staff News

Jul 2
A message regarding fiscal year 2015-16 raise pools
The following message was sent to Ohio University faculty and staff on July 2, 2015.

Emotional space studies panel humanizes Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
On Tuesday, two ISU faculty members shared their experiences as NASA employees who served on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident response team.

International space policy leaders discuss humanity’s future exploration of space
Space policy leaders tackled tough questions on Monday at a distinguished panel titled “The Future of Human Spaceflight.”

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman is featured speaker at the British Columbia Council for International Education Summer Seminar
Campus Dean and Associate Professor of German at Ohio University Zanesville Dr. Jenifer Cushman delivered the luncheon plenary address and served on the Global Experts panel at the BCCIE 2015 Summer Seminar in Whistler, Canada.

Jun 25
OHIO researcher and alum wins national award for improving aviation navigation tech
A researcher at Ohio University’s Avionics Engineering Center and recent Ph.D. graduate has recently won the 2015 William E. Jackson Award from the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), marking the fifteenth win from OHIO in the 40-year history of the award.

‘New Space’ entrepreneurs inspire future commercial space leaders during public panel
Participants in International Space University’s (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15), Ohio University campus and community members gathered Tuesday night at Baker University Center Theatre to hear from four distinguished space entrepreneurs, each leading advances in the global space markets with new services, products and technologies.

Jun 24
An update from Human Resources regarding the STRS and OPERS mitigating rates
An update from Ohio University Human Resources to employees regarding mitigating rate changes for STRS and OPERS.

Anderson named director of external relations at Zanesville Campus
Jarod Anderson has been named director of external relations at Ohio University Zanesville.

Jun 23
Employee appreciation event to coincide with July 1 ‘Under the Elms’ concert
Ohio University will be providing lemonade and watermelon beginning at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, prior to the 7 p.m. start of the final “Under the Elms” concert of the summer.

Jun 19
Administrator and recent alumna gets healthy and inspires others
Shelley Barton has been on a journey over the last few years. That journey has featured a shift to plant-based eating, many miles on the bike path, countless 5ks and more.

OHIO’s Ferrier named panelist for Online News Association keynote presentation
Dr. Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for graduate students, research and innovation in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, has been named to the Online News Association’s 2015 conference keynote panel, which will headline its conference and awards presentation Sept. 24 -26 in Los Angeles.

Jun 18
Ceramics professor awarded Baker Fund grant
A professor in the School of Art + Design at Ohio University has received a Baker Fund award. Tom Bartel was one of six faculty members to receive funding during the spring cycle of the awards

Professional Master in Sports Administration Program ranked first in field
TheBestSchools.org recently named the Professional Master of Sports Administration Program at Ohio University first in its list of “The Best Online Sport Management Master Degree Programs.”

Jun 12
Farewell reception for Ryan Lombardi is June 19
The Division of Student Affairs invites the OHIO community to a farewell reception in honor of Ryan Lombardi, the outgoing vice president for student affairs, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 19.

OHIO’s Terry Eiler receives ASMP’s Susan Carr Educator Prize
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the premier trade association for professional still and motion photographers, has awarded the 3rd annual Susan Carr Educator Prize to Terrill (Terry) E. Eiler for his significant contributions to the education of photography students and professional photographers.

Jun 11
President McDavis announces selection of interim vice president for student affairs
A message from President Roderick J. McDavis regarding the selection of an interim vice president for student affairs.

Jun 10
Goss named City of Dublin director of development
Donna Goss, who has served for the past four years as OHIO’s Director of Real Estate Development, Community Engagement and Economic Development, has been selected as the City of Dublin’s new Director of Development.

Jun 8
Status of Administrative Group III transition
University Human Resources is mapping the nearly 300 Administrative Group III transition requests to its current compensation structure. If your department has an Administrative Group III position that will continue after June 30, you must complete a Staff Requisition in PeopleAdmin immediately.

Jun 4
A message from University Human Resources regarding end-of-year personal time usage
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 before June 30.

Now's the time to use the CUE
It's summer at OHIO. The pace is a little slower and campus is much quieter. It's the perfect time for University departments and registered student organizations to add University event information to the central Calendar of University Events (CUE).

May 29
For 2015 Outstanding Lecturer Tom Suter, it’s all about the love of art
Tom Suter, senior lecturer for art at the Southern Campus, received the 2015 “Outstanding Lecturer Award ” for Regional Higher Education at Ohio University.

May 28
Pamela June recognized for publications at Ohio University Eastern
Pamela June, assistant professor of English at Ohio University Eastern, has been recognized for publishing two scholarly articles recently.

Southern Campus’ Hayley Haugen is a woman of many words
Long before Hayley Haugen joined the faculty at Ohio University’s Southern Campus in 2007, she had a love affair with words.

May 26
A message regarding FY 2015-16 employee reappointment
This message was sent from the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration on Tuesday, May 26.

Cathy Hart retirement reception is Thursday
A retirement party for Cathy Hart, a communications officer 3 for the Ohio University Police Department, will take place on Thursday, May 28, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Scott Quad Courtyard.

May 21
Scripps journalism professor to visit C-SPAN as part of AEJMC program
Hans Meyer, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), selected as 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media.

May 20
CLDC staff presenting at national, regional conferences
Employees at Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center have been invited to present a total of seven times at three of the nation’s largest professional development association conferences.

Ohio Quality Matters Consortium visits campus for annual meeting
Members of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium came to Walter Hall on May 15 for the group’s annual member meeting. Around 75 attendees participated in information sessions focusing on online course design using the Quality Matters (QM) rubric.

May 18
Dance professor wins Presidential Teacher Award
A professor in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater has won Ohio University’s Presidential Teacher Award. Tresa Randall, associate professor of dance, was named a Presidential Teacher for the year 2015.

Expo provides resources, connections for campus communicators
In response to feedback expressing a desire for more opportunity to network with colleagues and research resources, Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) hosted the 2015 Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo on Wednesday, May 13 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

May 15
Site license update: Adobe, Microsoft and Smartsheet
Find out which software packages are free and which are discounted.

May 14
Branding OHIO with "it's you" and brackets
The following guidelines provide a basic primer on how the “it’s you” brand theme and related brackets should be used to promote Ohio University as well as its units and programs.

May 12
Meet the May Classified Employee of the Month Michelle Allison
Find out where Accounting Specialist Michelle Allison likes to vacation in this month's Classified Employee of the Month Q&A.

May 11
Students, faculty to travel to Ghana for concert
A group of Ohio University students and professors will perform in Ghana in June for an international concert that will bring some 200 performers on stage.

May 8
Study seeks women to help find out how early life experience affects adult stress response and health
Researchers from Ohio University’s medical school are seeking local women to help them study how stress experienced by children can still affect their health once they’ve grown up.

UN event hopes to continue fight against cyber bullying
This weekend, Ferrier was part of a panel presentation at the United Nations World Press Freedom Day, where she joined three others, all of whom aimed to promote better reporting, gender equality and media safety in the digital age.

May 4
Bantz appointed as associate vice president of the Office of Information Technology and CIO
Senior Associate Vice President for Information Technology and Administration Services Joseph Lalley announced May 4 that Craig Bantz has been appointed as the associate vice president for the Office of Information Technology and chief information officer.

Ohio University awarded 2015 Communicator Award of Excellence for ‘OHIO Guarantee’ video
Ohio University’s office of University Communications and Marketing received a Communicator Award of Excellence from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts April 26. The award recognizes creative excellence in online video production.

Scripps administrator receives Knight Prototype Fund grant for anti-cyberbullying service
Scripps College of Communication Associate Dean for Innovation Michelle Ferrier recently received news her anti-cyberbullying online and mobile service, Trollbusters, was named one of 20 projects to be granted funding from the Knight Prototype Fund.

May 1
Leading woman electrochemical engineer named 2015 Distinguished Professor
During Ohio University’s annual Master’s and Doctoral Commencement ceremony on May 1, Gerardine “Gerri” Botte, Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, was recognized as the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Professor award.

Upcoming changes to OPERS plans including the mitigating rate
The following information was sent by Ohio University Human Resources to OHIO administrative and classified staff regarding upcoming changes to OPERS.

Upcoming changes to STRS including employee contributions and mitigating rate
The following information was sent by Ohio University Human Resources to OHIO faculty regarding upcoming changes to STRS.

Apr 30
Blackboard offline for upgrade May 6-8
Blackboard will be down from 5pm on May 6 through 5 pm on May 8 for its annual upgrade.

Blackboard upgrade: SafeAssign and Calendar improvements
After the May 6 upgrade, SafeAssign will be compatible with group assignments, and the Calendar will be easier to use.

Apr 29
University adds Nissan Leafs to fleet
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services recently purchased three new all-electric Nissan Leafs®. The three automobiles will be available for daily rental in the fall.

Apr 27
Help shape OHIO's central calendar
OHIO faculty, staff and students, your help is needed to take the central OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) to the next level. Please complete an information-gathering survey by May 8.

Ohio University professor wins international printmaking award
Art Werger, professor of printmaking at Ohio University’s School of Art + Design, has been named a winner of the 2015 Guanlan International Print Prize as part of the exhibition at the Guanlan International Print Biennial.

Volunteering for Commencement is an annual tradition for two OHIO staffers
Ohio University employees Kevin Witham and Brian McCoy have given a combined more than 40 years of service volunteering to help with Commencement.

Apr 23
A message regarding employee reappointment processes for fiscal year 2015-16
A message from the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Blackboard upgrade: Student Preview mode
The new version of Blackboard lets instructors view and interact with their courses from a student perspective.