|UHR announces sick leave donation pilot program will end on June 30, 2016|
In July 2014, Ohio University Human Resources (UHR) in collaboration with the Administrative and Classified Senates unveiled a sick leave donation pilot program. However, the University recently received an Ohio Attorney General legal opinion stating that sick leave donation programs at public colleges and universities are not authorized by the Ohio Revised Code (ORC). To comply with the ORC, the sick leave donation pilot program will end effective June 30, 2016.
|WOUB, its staff, & Storytelling Institute garner seven regional Emmy nominations|
Evan Shaw of WOUB Public Media and the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact garnered seven different Emmy nominations today by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Ohio Valley Chapter.<br />Dr. Lynn Harter, the co-director of the Institute received two nominations and a Scripps College of Communication student Brett Maszczak was named in one category.
|Nancy Love troubleshoots financial barriers to college education|
Last semester alone, Nancy Love, an administrative specialist with the Department of Housing and Residence Life, worked with approximately 2,700 students who found themselves at risk of not being able to return to campus due to prior term balances.
|Zanesville Campus dean appointed chancellor at Penn State Beaver|
Jenifer Cushman, dean of Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus, has been appointed chancellor of Penn State Beaver, effective July 1, 2016.
|New Partner Groups Website|
To further improve communication and develop a collaborative partnership between the OHIO Finance and Administration Division and Campus, Partner Groups were established in late Spring 2015. Partner Groups are co-chaired by a member of the RC Strategy Group and the leader of the relevant functional area. The Partner Groups include a maximum of five campus stakeholders including the co-chair from the RC Strategy Group. The only exception is the Budget Partner Group which will have a member from each Planning Unit. The Partner Groups are purposely kept small to ensure that they remain agile and responsive to timely issues. Recommendations of the Partner Groups will be vetted with the RC Technical Group and/or the Human Resource Management Group prior to being implemented.
|OHIO community mourns loss of journalism visionary Guido Stempel|
The Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, home to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, mourns the passing of Guido H. Stempel, III, 87, on Tuesday, May 31. Stempel passed away at the James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University in Columbus.
|Meet Barbara Wright, the May Classified Employee of the Month|
Patton College of Education Administrative Specialist Barbara Wright loves working with students, reading the Bible, vacationing at the beach and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Find out more about her here.
|School of Music mourns the death of Lisa Foerster|
The School of Music mourns the passing of faculty member Lisa Foerster, assistant professor of voice, who died Wednesday in an automobile accident, on Route 56 in northern Vinton County, along with her two children, Emma C. Hamel, 19, and Thomas J. Hamel, 18, and her sister Lorraine E. Alsterberg, 57, of Oregon.
|COMS Professor Judith Yaross Lee named 2016 Distinguished Professor|
On Friday, April 29, during Graduate Commencement, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced that Dr. Judith Yaross Lee, professor of communication studies and director of Honors Tutorial Studies in the Scripps College of Communication, was one of two faculty awarded a 2016 Distinguished Professor Award.
|Four Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort|
Four Ohio University research teams have been selected for the second I-Corps@Ohio cohort. For seven weeks beginning on May 13, the OHIO teams will join 20 teams representing universities from across the state to validate the market potential of their own proposed technologies and to learn about launching startup companies.
|Authors@Alden with Hwa-Wei Lee and interviewer Charles Ping|
On Thursday, May 19, Ohio University Libraries will host the Authors@Alden series featuring Hwa-Wei Lee, dean emeritus of Ohio University Libraries, and interviewer Charles J. Ping, president emeritus of Ohio University, for a conversation about Lee’s life and journey as an international Chinese American librarian.
|Benefits Open Enrollment period closed on May 3|
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity OHIO employees have to make changes to their benefits coverage plan options. This year, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period began on April 11 at 12:00 pm and closed on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 pm.