Ginny Cottrill

Where Do They Go When They Leave? An Examination of Rural, Appalachian, First-Generation Non-Persisters 

Ginny Cottrill, retention coordinator for eLearning OHIO, presented a session at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 6.

Cottrill’s session, “Where Do They Go When They Leave? An Examination of Rural, Appalachian, First-Generation Non-Persisters,” focused on a study examining the factors that cause students to withdraw from college.


Christine Suniti Bhat


Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat delivered one of the keynotes at the Taiwanese Psychological Association Convention in Taipei on Oct. 17. The title of keynote: Creating Fertile Learning Environments in the Age of Technology: Maximizing the Benefits while Minimizing the Risks.


Stacy Leeman

Juried Exhibition 

Stacy Leeman's painting Book of Esther P11  will be on display in a small works exhibition at Main Street Arts Gallery in Clifton Springs, New York, from Nov. 11-Dec. 31


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Book of Esther P15 will be on display at the Small Wonders exhibition at the MFA Circle Gallery in Annapolis, Maryland, from November 27-December 23.


Greg Kessler

Keynote Speech 

Dr. Greg Kessler will deliver a keynote about collaborative autonomous learning at the Tech Ed Conference at Washington State University.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting, Book of Esther C5 will be on display at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, Oregon, from Sept. 26 to Oct. 20.


Greg Kessler

White House Roundtable 

Greg Kessler has been invited to be a member of a roundtable on Technology for language learning hosted by the United States Department of State at the White House on Sept. 14.


Stacy Leeman

Art Exhibition in Virginia 

Stacy Leeman's painting Book of Esther P16 will be on display at the Fredericksburg Center for the Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia from August 29-September 25


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Book of Esther W3 was invited to the Living Mark exhibition at Verum Ultimum gallery in Portland, Oregon.


Stacy Leeman

Stacy Leeman to exhibit work 

Stacy Leeman will exhibit three paintings at the Gadsden Art Association 57th annual Juried Show at the Gadsden Museum in Gadsden, Alabama.


Kapil Bajaj

Honor Society Induction 

Kapil Bajaj was inducted in the engineering honor society Alpha Pi Mu ( Kapil Bajaj is a full-time employee of the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, a graduate of the McClure School of Information & Telecommunication Systems and is currently pursuing a PhD in the Russ College of Engineering.


Joe Carver Laura Harrison

Joe Carver and Laura Harrison write article about classism in higher education 

Joe Carver, advising coordinator for eLearning OHIO, and Laura Harrison, assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in the Patton College of Education, have collaborated on an article that was published in the research journal Equity & Excellence in Education. The article, titled “Critical Thinking Versus Vocationalism: A Matter of Class?,” explores how classist attitudes are shaping education.

While students from privileged backgrounds are encouraged to pursue a classical liberal arts education, students with low and middle incomes are directed to vocational training. Carver and Harrison researched historical examples and contemporary models to challenge the classism present in higher education.



Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting book of Esther W1 will be on display at the Washington art Association National Juried exhibition from July 4-Aug. 1.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting book of Esther C3 will be on display at the 28th Women's Works Exhibition at the Old Court House Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois.  The exhibition opens on March 12 to May 2.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting book of Esther P12 will be on display at the Smallworks 38th Harper College National Juried Exhibition.  The show will run March 2 to April 2.


Patrick Beatty

Patrick Beatty named Treasurer for the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO) 

Patrick Beatty, Ph.D., Associate University Registrar, has been elected to a two-year term as Treasurer for the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (OACRAO).  Founded in 1926, OACRAO is a nonprofit, voluntary professional education association of institutions of higher education in the State of Ohio. The mission of OACRAO is to provide professional development regarding best practices, standards, and guidelines in records management, admissions, enrollment management, administrative information technology, and student services to higher education officials in Ohio.



John Prather E. J. Schodzinski

Ohio University Eastern's Prather named MAA-Ohio Section President 

John Prather, associate professor of mathematics and academic division coordinator at Ohio University Eastern, was recently elected president of the Ohio section of the Mathematical Association of America.  The MAA is the largest professional society that focuses on mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level.  Its members are mostly university and college faculty, but also includes high school teachers, college students, and mathematicians working in government, business, and industry.  Prather's Ohio section has roughly 500 members based in Ohio and West Virginia.


Barb Harrison Rachel Zakem Dave Williams

Graffiti Removal and Neighborhood Beautification 

The Community Ambassador staff within the campus involvement center engages students in community service throughout the region. We are highlighting our graffiti removal and beautification project done on the stairs on Depot St. in Athens Ohio on Oct. 18.

The CA staff partnered with the City of Athens Targeting Area Graffiti team to address the stairs on Depot st. that connect W. Union St. to W. Washington St.  The stairs area was badly overgrown , full of trash and stairs were covered in graffiti. CAs and students worked diligently on the project and the results are amazing. If you are interested in covering this story we have photos to share. 


David Holben

Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Awarded Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics designation


Paula McMurray-Schwarz

OUE’S Dr. Paula McMurray-Schwarz re-elected as VP of national organization 

Paula McMurray-Schwarz, Ph.D., associate professor of early childhood education at Ohio University Eastern, has been elected to serve for a second consecutive term as Vice President for Membership in the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (NAECTE).  Her responsibilities as vice president will include the recruitment of new members, working with the data manager and treasurer to ensure accurate membership reports, and attending board meetings at two conferences each year.