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Tuesday, Sep 01, 2015

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Faculty & Staff News

Aug 31
Ohio University Women’s Center accepting applications for eighth year of mentoring program
The Ohio University Women’s Center will launch of the eighth year its Women’s Center Mentoring Program, which matches junior and senior women-identified students with a female mentor in their personal and professional fields of interest.

Sexual misconduct website reinforces University’s commitment to safe environment for OHIO community
Students, faculty, staff, parents and campus visitors now have a comprehensive resource for information related to the University’s sexual misconduct policy, Title IX compliance, training and resources for victims in a new website, www.ohio.edu/sexual-misconduct.

Aug 30
Southern Campus welcomes new faculty, staff
Ohio University Southern faculty and staff gathered outside on the Collins Patio Friday afternoon for a froyo social and a chance to meet and greet new personnel members.

Aug 27
First Data Visualization Professional Development Day a success
he first Data Visualization Professional Development Day was held on Friday, August 21 with a crowd of over 60 in attendance from departments across the University.

Holroyd receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society
Dr. Kenneth Holroyd, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Ohio University, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society.

Jones named Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature
Dr. Paul C. Jones is the new Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature at Ohio University.

President McDavis delivers State of the University
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis delivered his annual State of the University address to faculty and staff at the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda. Below is a transcript of his remarks.

President McDavis reflects upon the Ohio University experience during annual Faculty and Staff Convocation
Opening his remarks with a heartfelt letter from the parent of a prospective student, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis asked faculty and staff to reflect upon what makes OHIO a special place to be during the 2015 Faculty and Staff Convocation in Margaret M. Walter Hall Wednesday.

Aug 26
Kiel joins Ohio University Zanesville leadership team
An enrollment management, student affairs and student success expert, Gerald “Jerry” Kiel comes to Ohio University Zanesville with more than three decades of experience at public colleges and universities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina.

Aug 24
Faculty/Staff Meal Plans available for the 2015-2016 academic year
Faculty and staff can purchase meal plans for the upcoming school year. These options are tailored to the needs of faculty/staff and provide added flexibility in daily food choices.

New method to identify expense (AP) reimbursement accounts for direct deposit
A change has been made in My Personal Information that makes it easier for employees to identify the direct deposit account to be used when receiving Accounts Payable (AP) reimbursements for expenses.

Aug 21
A message from President McDavis regarding fall commencement
The following message from President Roderick J. McDavis regarding the decision to implement a fall commencement ceremony was sent to Ohio University faculty and staff on Aug. 18, 2015.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free fall training sessions
he Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 23, 30 and Oct. 7, 14, 21. The five-session training is free for people affiliated with Ohio University.

Aug 20
Beatrice Selotlegeng delivers message to Mandela Washington Fellows at Dartmouth College
Selotlegeng ties it all together for Fellows by presenting on how to translate conversation into practice

Dr. O’Reilly wins prestigious American Marketing Association Award
Recipient of the Distinguished Career Contribution Award, O’Reilly is one of just three individuals to receive an award from the AMA’s Sports and Special Events Marketing interest group this year

M. Geneva Murray named director of Women's Center
M. Geneva Murray has been named director of the Ohio University Women's Center effective Oct. 12. She replaces Susanne Dietzel who left the University in the spring for a position in New Orleans.

Aug 17
Faculty, staff invited to attend 2015 convocation
In honor of the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis has invited all University faculty and staff to attend the annual Faculty and Staff Convocation.

Aug 14
OHIO named one of 14 Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs
Ohio University is one of 14 universities throughout the country to receive the designation, which recognizes divisions of student affairs for their commitment to workplace diversity, equitable staffing practices, and supportive work environments.

Aug 12
Film professor honored with '50 Years' Award
Rajko Grlić, Ohio Eminent Scholar in Film, was presented the “50 Years” Award at the Motovun Film Festival, which took place from July 25 to July 29 in the village of Motovun, Croatia.

Aug 11
Data visualization experts to teach free professional development workshop
Faculty and staff are invited to learn the secrets of the power of data visualization from two of the most respected practitioners in the world during a free Ohio University “Visualize It” professional development day on Friday, August 21 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. in Baker Center Ballroom A.

Malinski Wins Prestigious Grande Medaille d’Or in Paris
Dr. Tadeusz Malinski, Ohio University's Marvin White Chair and Distinguished Professor, was awarded with the Grand Gold Medal by the Society of Arts-Sciences-Letters (ASL) in Paris, France.

Aug 9
Great Job Malissa Gilkey
Meet Malissa Gilkey, the Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Chevrolets, family time and baking pastries.

Aug 5
Getting to know Kerri Griffin, EOA assistant director
Compass sat down with Kerri Griffin, assistant director in EOA, to discuss her role and responsibilities in helping employee members of the University community.

Aug 4
OHIO theater faculty team up for "Tammy Faye" production
A play written and produced by members of Ohio University’s Theater Division has received glowing reviews following its first round of out-of-town productions.

Jul 30
Russ College community mourns death of Tammy Jordan
Ohio University is mourning the loss of Tammy Jordan, administrative specialist, who lost her brave battle with cancer Tuesday morning.

Jul 29
Ohio University announces new director of Utilities
Steve Wood, executive director for Facilities Management, announced that Joel Baetens has been appointed as the director of Utilities in the department of Facilities Management.

Jul 24
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism welcomed 141 students for High School Journalism Workshop
Students interested in a career in journalism received an intensive four-day lesson in the profession during the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s 2015 High School Journalism Workshop.

Journalism instructor Nerissa Young honored with SPJ Adviser Award
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Nerissa Young as the David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award recipient. Young teaches in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she advises the student SPJ chapter.

Jul 23
Fundraiser planned for Russ College administrative specialist
A fundraiser for Tammy Jordan, an administrative specialist in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology who is battling cancer, will be held Aug. 2.

Jul 22
Keffer named enrollment, student services director at Southern Campus
Kim Keffer is the new enrollment and student services director at Ohio University Southern.

Jul 21
Data visualization expert John Grimwade to join OHIO VisCom faculty
John Grimwade, a renowned expert in infographics, began his tenure as an assistant professor in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication on July 15, 2015.

Faculty/Staff volunteers needed to help first-gen Bobcats
Are you an Ohio University faculty or staff member who was a first-generation college student (meaning you were the first person in your family to attend college)? Are you interested in volunteering to help support the success of first-generation students at OHIO?

Jul 20
Candidates for director of Women's Center visiting campus
Meetings and lunches with the four candidates are being held this week in Athens.

Two new staff members hired in Diversity and Inclusion
Alicia Chavira-Prado has joined the staff at Ohio University as the special assistant to the vice provost for diversity and inclusion while Marlene De La Cruz-Guzman has been named the new director of the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR).

Jul 16
MIS professor presents findings to Canadian Information Processing Society
Recently, Nadège Levallet, a management information systems professor in the College of Business, was invited to present her thesis findings to the Canadian Information Processing Society. Her research centered on the role that information technology and systems play in helping leadership seize unexpected business opportunities.

Jul 15
A message from Human Resources regarding FY16 raise pool guidelines
The following email was sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff on 7/14/15.

Jul 13
Meet Paula Carpenter, June 2015 Classified Employee of the Month
Paula Carpenter, administrative coordinator in the Scripps College of Communication, is the June 2015 Classified Employee of the Month. Find out more about her here.

Optics and photonics society honors Ohio University electrical engineering professor with senior status
<br />The visiting Stocker Professor for Ohio University’s Russ College School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been recognized as a senior member of The Optical Society.

Russ College dean named president of Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Dennis Irwin, dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, has been named president of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.

School of Media Arts & Studies hosts 62 students for High School Media Workshop
School of Media Arts & Studies hosts 62 students for High School Media Workshop

Update from Human Resources regarding change for missed premiums
Human Resources recently updated the benefits module of the Oracle HRIS system. Included in the update is a change to how missed premiums for benefits will be handled.

Jul 10
Southern Campus’ Charles Jarrett hits a home run with Storyboard narrative
Charles Jarrett’s story, titled “Clark Gable Smile,” was written for Storyboard, a national project that inspires individuals to tap into memory and write about the defining moments of their lives using innovative, unorthodox and playful methods in standard workshop format.

Jul 9
Clarifying changes to retirement plan contributions to OPERS and ARP plans
The biennial budget bill recently passed by the State Legislature included language that freezes the mitigating rate at its current level of 0.77% for two years or until a long term solution regarding the mitigating rate is enacted.

Clarifying upcoming changes to employee contributions to STRS and the STRS mitigating rate
We recently communicated upcoming changes to retirement contributions announced by the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS), including changes to employee contributions and to the mitigating rate applied to the Alternative Retirement Plan. The following serves to further clarify upcoming changes to retirement contributions for STRS and ARP plans.

Jul 8
Marcy Keifer Kennedy named to National Commission on Clinical Practice in Teacher Preparation
Marcy Keifer Kennedy, director of The Center for PDS Partnerships, has been named to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education new Clinical Practice Commission.

Jul 7
Exciting enhancements made to OHIO’s promotional items purchasing landscape
Exciting enhancements made to OHIO’s promotional items purchasing landscape

Jul 2
A message regarding fiscal year 2015-16 raise pools
The following message was sent to Ohio University faculty and staff on July 2, 2015.

Emotional space studies panel humanizes Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
On Tuesday, two ISU faculty members shared their experiences as NASA employees who served on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident response team.

International space policy leaders discuss humanity’s future exploration of space
Space policy leaders tackled tough questions on Monday at a distinguished panel titled “The Future of Human Spaceflight.”

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman is featured speaker at the British Columbia Council for International Education Summer Seminar
Campus Dean and Associate Professor of German at Ohio University Zanesville Dr. Jenifer Cushman delivered the luncheon plenary address and served on the Global Experts panel at the BCCIE 2015 Summer Seminar in Whistler, Canada.