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Faculty & Staff News

Sep 26
A message regarding the personal observance of religious holidays
The following message was sent by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit to the Ohio University community on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Unique program brings Saudi Arabian faculty to campus for research academy
An innovative summer program at Ohio University is now leading to new areas of research and collaboration for OHIO faculty members with a partner university in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 22
Meet Brenda Dorst, the July Classified Employee of the Month
Brenda Dorst, a records management senior specialist, likes vacationing at the beach, ghost hunting and watching "Everybody Loves Raymond." Find out more about her here.

First-Gen? Me Too!
Information about the "First-Gen? Me Too!" initiative from OHIO First Scholars

OHIO Auxiliaries to offer climate-controlled warehouse storage space and docking services
OHIO Auxiliaries to offer climate-controlled warehouse storage space and docking services

Sep 21
Diversity and Inclusion staff to recruit diverse staff members at national event
Office for Diversity and Inclusion will send a three-person team to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring to recruit faculty and staff from underrepresented groups for teaching, research and administrative positions.

Roger Braun, director of percussion, receives the 2016 Presidential Teacher Award
The School of Music, and the College of Fine Arts celebrate Roger Braun, professor and director of percussion studies, on his recent recognition as a 2017 Presidential Teacher.

University Human Resources issues drug-free workplace reminder
In compliance with the US Department of Education Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the university must notify faculty and staff annually of its drug and alcohol policies and resources available to those seeking assistance for drug or alcohol issues.

Sep 20
OHIO celebrates faculty achievements during Faculty and Research Award Recognition Ceremony
Ohio University celebrated outstanding faculty on Tuesday, Sept. 6, during the Faculty and Research Award Recognition Ceremony in Baker University Center. Faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Presidential Teacher Award, and OHIO’s 2016 Presidential Research Scholars were also honored.

Sep 19
Financial System Enhancements to launch Fall 2017
In response to campus feedback, the project launch date of the Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project will be moved to Fall 2017. The FSE project, which encompasses the Chart of Accounts Redesign, the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module, and an updated Financial Approvers tool, was originally planned to launch in the Spring of 2017.

Sep 16
OUPD Chief shares the department's current goals and initiatives
With the start of the 2016-17 academic year, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers took a few moments to share his thoughts on some important topics in Compass.

Registration deadline for Multicultural New Faculty and Staff Welcome Luncheon is Sept. 22
The second annual Multicultural New Faculty and Staff Welcome Luncheon will take place on Sept. 28. It serves as a welcome event and learning opportunity for new multicultural faculty and staff.

Sep 15
Preparedness at OHIO: Southern Campus overcomes staffing challenge with the help of its continuity plan
This article is second in a series highlighting preparedness efforts at Ohio University in observance of National Preparedness Month.

Sep 14
Biofuels entrepreneur Lyle Estill to speak about sustainable energy at Ohio University and local PawPaw Festival
Lyle Estill, president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels, will speak about sustainable energy at two separate events next week as part of a collaboration between Albany, Ohio’s annual PawPaw Festival and the Sustainability Studies theme at Ohio University.

Register for the Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium
The teaching and research symposium is a learning opportunity for mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and all others interested in STEM education.

Employees to use My Personal Information Self-Service Benefits to select benefits
The Human Resources Benefits Office has completed an update to the Self-Service Benefits section of My Personal Information (MPI).

Executive-in-Residence Tom Marchese brings 30 years of marketing experience to the classroom.
Executive-in-Residence Tom Marchese brings 30 years of marketing experience to the classroom.

Sep 12
OHIO continues post-tsunami relationship with Iwate Prefectural University
Dr. Tomomasa Sasa of Iwate Prefectural University, Japan made his fifth visit to Ohio University on Sept. 8 and 9 to confirm the details of plans to bring nine of his students from IPU to OHIO next March for a short-term intensive English Study Abroad Program designed by the Ohio Program of Intensive English in the Linguistics Department.

Free diabetes prevention program for OHIO employees begins Sept. 21
The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University is kicking off its latest National Diabetes Prevention Program on Sept. 21 with an information session about the program scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Human Resource and Training Center Room 154.

Sep 9
Meet the OUPD Officer: Ofc. Chad Touchet
Meet the Officer is an opportunity for the OHIO community to get to know Ohio University Police Department officers. In this edition, we learn about OUPD’s newest officer, Ofc. Chad Touchet.

Sep 8
Meet Cindy Meyer, June 2016 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Cindy Meyer, June 2016 Classified Employee of the Molnth. She likes graduate students, vacationing at Kentucky Lake and the Mercedes SLK350.

Sep 7
Patton College’s Jennifer Riggie Ottley is named an aRPy Ambassador
Jennifer Riggie Ottley, assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education, has been named an aRPy Ambassador for the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center’s Division for Early Childhood.

OHIO seeks proposals for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding is now available at the Innovation Strategy website.

Sep 6
Ohio University observes National Preparedness Month with continuity planning, crisis resources
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security encourages individuals to be prepared for emergency situations they may face where they live, work and visit during National Preparedness Month each September – and Ohio University is undertaking its own preparedness efforts to address the ways in which campuses, colleges and departments are equipped to handle emergency situations that could affect day-to-day operations.

Sep 2
Two NUAGE systems and 30-seat lab ready for OHIO U’s new school year
Preparing audio engineers and content creators is key to the curriculum at Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, School of Media Arts & Studies. The school now houses a 32-fader NUAGE DAW advanced audio post-production system in their Steven L. Schoonover Post-Production and Critical Listening Lab with a companion classroom containing 30-plus seats of Nuendo 7.1. The college also boasts a second 16-fader NUAGE system in their Immersive Media Initiative facilities.

A virtual reality experience: Courtney Barnett at NMF ’16
On June 2, Ohio University’s Immersive Media Initiative (IMI) faculty and students recorded a virtual reality video experience of Australian rocker Courtney Barnett’s 2016 Nelsonville Music Festival set. When viewed with a 360-degree enabled browser or commercial VR headsets, a viewer can watch Barnett and her band at all angles – including shots taken from directly behind the band.

Sep 1
SMART Lab holds inauguration
The Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab celebrated their official inauguration into the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication on Wednesday, August 31.

Women’s Center to offer new professional development program for OHIO faculty and staff
The Ohio University Women’s Center is launching a new professional development program for faculty and staff, called Women Leading OHIO, to engage participants in networking, discussion and education focused on women’s roles in the workplace and in higher education.

Aug 31
President McDavis delivers his final State of the University address
On Wednesday, August 24, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis delivered his final State of the University address to faculty and staff at the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

Aug 30
Ideation Event to spark ideas for Academic Innovation Accelerator
The Office of Instructional Innovation is hosting the Ideation Event on Friday, September 16, from 2–5 p.m. in Schoonover 450 on the Athens Campus. This three-hour session is designed to help shape ideas of academic innovation into proposals that might be funded and supported as part of the Academic Innovation Accelerator.

Benefits Office suspends access to MPI to enable enhancements
Employees will be unable to view their current benefits online via the Oracle My Personal Information (MPI) - Self Service Benefits option starting Tuesday, August 30 while Human Resources works on reconfiguring the Self Service Benefits portal.

Aug 29
Middleton reappointed as Patton College of Education dean
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Renée Middleton, Ph.D., as dean of the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education. The reappointment is effective from August 12, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

Aug 28
Office of Instructional Innovation launches redesigned website
The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) recently unveiled a redesigned website, which highlights innovative teaching at OHIO. The site offers updated information about OII’s evolving services and current initiatives.

Aug 26
New group of faculty advisors ready to kick off fourth year of women’s scholars program
A new group of faculty advisors to Ohio University's Margaret Boyd Scholars Program will welcome 20 first-year students into the four-year program this year.

Aug 24
Ohio Energy, Ecology, Culture: A Humanities Roundtable is Sept. 30
The community is invited to the Ohio Energy, Ecology, Culture: A Humanities Roundtable on Friday, Sept. 30, from 4:30–6:30 p.m. in Baker Center Theater.

Morris elected fellow of Animal Behavior Society
Dr. Molly Morris, Professor of Biological Sciences, was elected fellow of the Animal Behavior Society this summer. She also is an editor for the journal Animal Behaviour.

Campus support activities planned for Financial System Enhancements
Redesigning the University’s financial chart of accounts is the first building block, one of several initiatives, to improve financial systems across the institution.

STRS employee contribution rates increase
This is a reminder for faculty on nine-month contracts about the STRS employee contribution rate increase. As communicated to impacted faculty and staff on June 9 via email and the Faculty Contributions article in Compass, the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS) announced a one percent increase to employee retirement contributions for work performed on or after July 1, 2016.

Vice Provost Edmonds serves as invited speaker for 2016 International Research Conference
Ohio University Vice Provost for Global Affairs and International Studies Lorna Jean Edmonds was an invited speaker at the 2016 International Research Conference at the Rutgers Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs on Wednesday, July 21.

Aug 23
UCM Annual Report highlights successes from 2015-16
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual report, which highlights many of the initiatives and projects the department completed during the 2015-16 academic year.

OHIO First Scholars Overview
An overview of the OHIO First Scholars program which is housed in the Allen Student Advising Center

New faculty members welcomed at orientation
Ohio University’s newest faculty members were welcomed to campus August 15 during an all-day orientation designed to give an introduction to the University and its resources.

Aug 22
Professor wins prestigious scientific award for cardiovascular research
Tadeusz Malinski, Ohio University’s Marvin White Chair and Distinguished Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, won the Albrecht Fleckenstein Memorial Award which honors distinguished work in the field of basic research.

Now's the time to use the OHIO CUE
The OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE) is ready to help you publicize your OHIO events. Here are the five CUE W's - what, when, where, why, and how.

LeRoy recognized by worldwide leaders in healthcare
Judean LeRoy, lecturer of nursing, was recognized by the world Lladers in healthcare for her commitment to the nursing profession and professional development in the field of health care.

Ohio Reach Scholars Program offering free training for foster care youth and alumni
Ohio University will host a free one-day training for campus professionals who provide post-secondary educational services related to foster care students and alumni.

Aug 19
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays, Sept. 23, 30, and Oct. 7, 14, 21.

Procure to Pay Services invites faculty and staff to supplier fair
Procure to Pay Services will host their first annual Supplier Fair on Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Come meet many of the University’s preferred suppliers and learn about the advantages and valuable solutions these businesses offer Ohio University.

Future Educators of Ohio University Zanesville (FEOUZ) volunteer
Education majors reflect on course content through volunteerism

Aug 17
Global perspective faculty workshop offered during fall semester
The Office of Instructional Innovation is working on a project in partnership with the Office of Global Affairs and the College of Arts and Sciences to create a campus climate that promotes a global perspective for all students.