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Faculty & Staff News

Apr 27
Ohio University Office of Sustainability announces certification program
During the Earth Day Celebration on Ohio University’s Athens Campus April 20, the Office of Sustainability announced a new program open to all administrative and academic units called “Sustainability Tracking & Evaluation Program” or STEP.

Apr 26
Luncheon brings together HERS Leadership Institute alumnae at Ohio University
A luncheon sponsored by the Office of the Provost April 19 brought together female Ohio University faculty and staff who are alumnae of the HERS Leadership Institutes, a prestigious program designed to prepare women for leadership roles in higher education.

Apr 25
Irwin reappointed as Russ College Dean
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Dennis Irwin as dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The reappointment is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.

Nominations open for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement for faculty, staff, alumni
Now through Aug. 15, all faculty and staff members at Ohio University are invited to nominate faculty, staff and alumni for the annual Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.

Retirement reception for Connie Graves and Karen Perez is April 27
A retirement reception will be held to honor Office of the University Registrar employees Connie Graves and Karen Perez from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Schoonover Center 380.

Meet Karen Keesey, the March Classified Employee of the Month
March Classified Employee of the Month Karen Keesey likes "Downton Abbey," gardening, long-haired Weimaraners and Range Rovers. Find out more about her here.

Apr 22
Benefits Open Enrollment will close on Friday, April 29
As a reminder, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will close on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm. Enrollment is offered online via My Personal Information (MPI). Refer to the Open Enrollment User Manual for instructions to use MPI for Open Enrollment. Benefits-eligible employees MUST participate in Open Enrollment.

Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

An update on the RCM Model budgeting process for FY17
In response to feedback from academic units, several refinements are being proposed for the FY17 version of the RCM budgeting model.

Call for applications open for visiting professorship at Chubu University in Japan
The Ohio University – Chubu University Relations Committee of the Office of Global Affairs at OHIO recently issued the call for applications for the Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship for 2017, and faculty have until the end of May to apply for the program.

Apr 21
Expo for OHIO’s campus communicators to be held May 11
Ohio University’s second annual Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Nelson Commons and will include the presentation of the first-ever Ohio University Communication Awards.

New Heritage College endowed chair announced
Brian Clark, Ph.D., executive director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, has been selected as the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Harold E. Clybourne, D.O., Endowed Research Chair in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The creation of the endowed chair is part of a broader initiative to enhance the college’s research platform and was made possible with support from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.

Apr 20
Ohio University Southern education faculty present at conference
Faculty from Ohio University's Southern and Athens campuses presented at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) Conference.

Apr 18
Andrew Doll named director of airport operations
Andrew Doll named director of airport operations

Apr 15
Benefits Open Enrollment period underway
As a reminder, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period began on Monday, April 11 at 12:00 pm and will close on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm. During this time, enrollment will be offered online via My Personal Information (MPI). Refer to the Open Enrollment User Manual for instructions to use MPI for Open Enrollment.

Apr 14
Drug free workplace important for safe working environment
Human Resources is dedicated to keeping our campus a safe working environment and would like to take this opportunity to highlight the benefits that drug-free workplace programs bring to employers, workers and communities.

Apr 13
Chart of Accounts redesign update
The Chart of Account (COA) segment values continue to be defined through the work of the COA Core Team and the COA Partner Group. Focus is shifting the prototyping activities in April which will focus on setting up the proposed values in a test system and populating transactional data in order to validate and test the use of segment values in actual business case scenarios.

Apr 12
Faculty, industry professionals to work with students in summer High School Journalism Workshop
High school students considering a career in journalism have the opportunity to work with E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and industry professionals during a two-and-a-half-day summer workshop held annually on Ohio University’s campus on July 13-16.

University Professors Named
2016-17 University Professors Named

Staff Spotlight: Getting to know Jeremy Schaffer
Associate director of operations and production at Event Services, Schaffer claimed top honors in the Athens News 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best OU Administrator.”

Social success: Student Affairs' top 10 social media strengths this year
From #BobcatsOfAthens to #OHIOCribs15, this past academic year was brimming with social media success stories at OHIO's Division of Student Affairs.

Apr 11
View the 2015 President's Report online
View the 2015 President's Report online

Students, faculty from Augsburg University to present Infographic Treasures on April 12
Students from Augsburg University of Applied Sciences will visit Ohio University April 12-14 and participate in an Infographic Treasures event on Tuesday, April 12 that aims to familiarize the audience with the city of Augsburg, Germany and historic infographic examples.

Apr 8
A message from President McDavis
A message from President McDavis

Benefits Open Enrollment begins on Monday, April 11
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period for benefits-eligible employees, will begin on Monday, April 11 at 12:00 pm and will close on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm. During this time, enrollment will be offered online via My Personal Information (MPI).

Apr 7
Ohio University restroom committee shares survey results, public forum feedback
Ohio University restroom committee shares survey results, public forum feedback

Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Expiration Date Extended to June 30, 2016
Faculty/Staff Meal Plan Expiration Date Extended to June 30, 2016

Apr 6
Transgender health care services coverage for benefits-eligible employees
Effective July 1, 2016, University Human Resources will provide Transgender health care services coverage for benefits-eligible employees.

Apr 4
Grover lecturer provides valuable take on nursing life
Grover Lecture Series speaker Theresa Brown’s remarks hit home with both beginning and graduating nursing students when the critical care nurse held a question-and-answer session with more than 50 nursing students.

Apr 1
Voinovich School to host 2016 national CUPSO conference
Representatives of university-based institutes and centers from around the United States will converge in Athens on April 6–8 for the 2016 Consortium of University Public Service Organizations (CUPSO) annual conference.

Ohio University announces new senior vice president for strategic initiatives and new VPFA
Ohio University Vice President for Finance and Administration Stephen Golding will begin a new role as senior vice president for strategic initiatives, a position created to facilitate the design and implementation of the OHIO for Ohio initiative in collaboration with the Office of the President and the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost. He will begin this new role April 1.

Mar 31
University administrators celebrated, honored at 2016 Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Service ceremony
Ohio University administrators were recognized for their contributions and service to the University March 22 during the 2016 Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Service ceremony, hosted by Administrative Senate, in the Baker Center Ballroom.

Ohio University encourages students, faculty and staff traveling abroad to consider extra safety precautions
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks across the globe, Ohio University is encouraging all students, faculty and staff with plans to travel abroad to consider extra safety precautions before and during their trips.

Mar 30
City of Athens and Ohio University announce pilot program to improve transportation access
City of Athens and Ohio University announce pilot program to improve transportation access

Health symposium presents new collaborative research approaches and resources
The second annual Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Research Symposium welcomed one keynote speaker and six OHIO scientists this year to discuss collaborative research and ways to accelerate high impact diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Mar 29
University Human Resources to distribute new IRS 1095-C form
This week, Human Resources will be mailing IRS Form 1095-C to employees who were eligible for health insurance benefits in 2015. The 1095-C contains important information about their health care coverage in 2015.

Mar 28
Baker Peace Conference speaker discusses historical factors in current Middle East climate
On March 24-25, the 2016 Baker Peace Conference took place at the Athens Campus. Palestinian-American Historian Rashid Khalidi delivered the keynote address on March 24 in Nelson Commons.

Mar 25
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers
A message from OUPD Chief Andrew Powers

Mar 24
Jason Pina named vice president for student affairs
Jason B. Pina, vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Bridgewater State University, has been named Ohio University’s vice president for student affairs. He will begin his position June 13.

Mar 23
2016 Samuel I. Hicks Executive in Residence announced
The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools is sincerely pleased to announce Deborah Delisle as the 2016 recipient of the Hicks Executive in Residence at The Patton College of Education at Ohio University.

Patton College to host international summit on global education in June
The Patton College is hosting the 2016 Summer Symposium and Summit on Global Education Diplomacy: Addressing Educational Issues through a Global Lens, which will take place June 27- July 1.

Patton College professor offers transnational perspectives on STEM education; makes connections in Thailand
Francois delivered his speech, “Policies and Practices of STEM Education from Cross-national Contexts,” in Pattaya, Thailand, on Jan. 27

Mar 21
Surviving Hiroshima: A Family Story and Women in World War ll talk will be March 25
Sachi Nakachi, a professor of English at Tsuru University in Japan, will return to her alma mater to speak in celebration of Women’s History Month from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, March 25, in the Baker University Center Multicultural Center room 205.

Reference Librarian Tim Smith ready for retirement after 30 years
After more than 30 years on the job at Alden Library, Reference Librarian Tim Smith will call it quits this Friday. His retirement reception is Friday, March 25.

United States Postal Service reducing rates
United States Postal Service reducing rates

Mar 16
Plan developed for campus training needs
Plan developed for campus training needs

Chart of Accounts redesign and the evolution of the new segment structure
Chart of Accounts redesign and the evolution of the new segment structure

Mar 15
Benefits Open Enrollment for benefits-eligible faculty and staff
the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is planned for April 11 through April 29. Benefit changes and elections made during this Open Enrollment period will take effect on July 1, 2016. Enrollment will be offered online via My Personal Information (MPI).

First-Gen Awareness Campaign will Support OHIO's First-Generation College Students
First-Gen Awareness Campaign will Support OHIO's First-Generation College Students

Mar 14
Outstanding administrators to be recognized March 22
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, in the Baker University Center Ballroom. A reception will follow.