Pillay elected OCA President for 2017-18
Yegan Pillay was elected to serve the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) as president for 2017-2018. He will serve a 3-year term on the OCA Executive Council: President Elect, 2016-2017, President, 2017-2018, and Past-President, 2018-2019.
OCA is the professional organization representing all licensed counselors and those in graduate training to be counselors in Ohio.
Visit the OCA website at: http://www.ohiocounseling.org/page-1656523
Christine Suniti Bhat
Christine Suniti Bhat was elected to serve a three-year term as president on the Executive Board of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), a division of the American Counseling Association.
Bhat will serve as ASGW President-Elect, 2016-2017; ASGW President, 2017-2018; ASGW Past-President, 2018-2019. She is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in The Patton College of Education.
Christine Suniti Bhat
Bhat elected treasurer of Chi Sigma Iota
Christine Suniti Bhat is serving the second year of a two-year elected term as treasurer on the Executive Council of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International.
CSI was established in 1985 at Ohio University under the leadership of Thomas J. Sweeney, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University. With 110,000 initiated members and 387 chapters, CSI is one of the largest single member organizations of professional counselors in the world. Ohio University's Alpha Chapter was the first chapter of CSI to be chartered.
Bhat served as the chapter faculty advisor for the Alpha Chapter for seven years before she was elected to serve at the national level.
Visit the Chi Sigma Iota website at: https://www.csi-net.org/?page=Executive_Council
administrator facilitates webinar for American School Counselor Association, plans to attend summer academy
On May 26, Ohio University Director of Community Standards and Student Responsibility Martha Compton joined with colleagues to facilitate a webinar for the American School Counselor Association on secondary trauma in student affairs and student conduct professions. Professionals from around the country tuned into Compton’s presentation, which addressed the signs, symptoms and management of compassion fatigue.
This summer, Compton will further expand her professional portfolio as a faculty member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration’s Donald D. Gehring Academy. The 2016 Donald D. Gehring Academy will take place from June 13-16 at the University of California - Berkeley and July 11-14 in Indianapolis.
Stacy Leeman's paintings Darrow's words 5 and Yuval P1 will be part of an exhibition titled, "Focus on Color" at the Fredericksburg Center for the Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia in July
Stacy Leeman has received two grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council. She has been awarded an artists in the community grant as well as a supply grant to assist her this summer at Vermont Studio Center where she will participated in a one month residency
Stacy Leeman's painting Book of Esther P6 will be on display at the 5th National Exhibit of small works of art at Middle Tennessee State University
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'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'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.
Dr. Greg Kessler will deliver a keynote about collaborative autonomous learning at the Tech Ed Conference at Washington State University. http://www.wsutechedconference.com/#speakers
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.
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.
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's painting Book of Esther W3 was invited to the Living Mark exhibition at Verum Ultimum gallery in Portland, Oregon.
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.
Honor Society Induction
Kapil Bajaj was inducted in the engineering honor society Alpha Pi Mu (http://alphapimu.com/). 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.
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.
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.