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Faculty & Staff News

Mar 28
Essayist and poet  to speak at Alden Library during Literary Festival
On Friday, April 7, featured poet Tom Sleigh (11 a.m.) and essayist Gerald Early (noon) will read from their work and lecture on literary topics of general interest to the audience.

University mourns death of psychology professor
University mourns death of psychology professor: Harry Kotses was leader in asthma self-management field

Governor appoints Dell Robinson to Ohio University Board of Trustees
Dell Robinson, a former chair of the OHIO National Alumni Association, has been named to the University's Board of Trustees.

Mar 27
Holocaust Memorial Program — A World Erased: A grandson’s search for his family’s Holocaust secrets
Award-winning writer Noah Lederman will speak at Ohio University at 7 p.m. Thursday April 13, in Baker University Center Ballroom A. His poignant memoir, "A World Erased," transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.

Doctoral students share experience working on OHIO’s Department Self-Assessments for Inclusion and Accessibility, winners announced
In January, Ohio University’s Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team launched the Department Self-Assessment for Inclusion and Accessibility, a tool to help departments reflect on their efforts to incorporate accessibility planning into their day-to-day activities and identify resources needed to further those efforts.

Layla Sweet is University’s first female ROTC commander
Ohio University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program is breaking new glass ceilings. Lt. Col. Layla Sweet recently became the University's first female ROTC commander for either the Air Force or Army.

Mar 23
iCUE Spotlight: March 23-29, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Baker Peace Conference, opera for the rest of us, running for science and sustainability fun.

Mar 22
OUC students take on activism with consent, sexual assault and sex education event
Ohio University Chillicothe students Morgan Bivens, Tessa Byers, Vanessa Chandler and Leah Hollis organized a campus event centered around the issues of consent, sexual harassment and the importance of comprehensive sex education March 22, 2017.

'Equal Means Equal' film shines light on women's issues
“Equal Means Equal,” was screened at Ohio University Chillicothe March 21 with special guest, filmmaker and director Kamala Lopez.

Registration open for Spotlight on Learning Conference
Registration for the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference is now open. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 25, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in Alden Library. Multiple concurrent sessions are centered around the theme "What are students learning?"

Administrative Service Awards to be held March 30
Dedicated administrators at Ohio University will be honored on Thursday, March 30, at the annual Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony. This year's ceremony will be in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Mar 20
New president and first lady officially greet faculty, staff and students
Hundreds of faculty, staff and students filled the Walter Hall Rotunda on Friday to greet new president Dr. Duane Nellis and his wife Ruthie. The first couple will begin their official duties on June 12.

Mar 17
Story features faculty teaching the arts online
The Office of Instructional Innovation highlights multiple faculty in the College of Fine Arts that have pushed the boundaries of their online courses and found great success.

Mar 16
iCUE Spotlight: March 16-22, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, welcoming OHIO's incoming president, learning about America's pastime, celebrating women and finding a summer job!

Mar 15
Teaching the arts online
New story from the Office of Instructional Innovation highlights faculty in OHIO’s College of Fine Arts that have pushed the boundaries of their online courses and found great success.

Candidates for dean of the College of Fine Arts to visit Athens Campus
Three candidates for the position of dean of the College of Fine Arts will interview on the Athens Campus beginning next week. As part of the interview process, the candidates will have an opportunity to address the Ohio University community during open forums where they will discuss their vision for fine arts education at OHIO and answer questions from students, faculty and staff.

Ohio University Women’s Club to host Spring Fling event March 22
The Ohio University Women’s Club is hosting a Spring Fling event for current members and interested women at Pleasant Hill Vineyards on Wednesday, March 22, at 5:30 p.m.

Mar 13
Professor publishes new book about song, poetry and politics in Sri Lanka
Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology/Musicology Garrett Field’s forthcoming book is titled “Modernizing Composition: Sinhala Song, Poetry, and Politics in Twentieth-Century Sri Lanka.”

Alumna Christa Preston Agiro discusses her white privilege during 2017 Najee Muhammad Memorial Lecture
White privilege was the topic of choice for Ohio University alumna Christa Preston Agiro at the second Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture on Wednesday, March 1, in Galbreath Chapel.

Energy innovation for a stronger community roundtable discussion is Tuesday
Energy Innovation for a Stronger Community roundtable discussion will take place, March 14, 6:30-8:30 pm in Alden Library room 319.

Mar 10
New Video About OHIO's Learning Environments
The Office of Instructional Innovation has released a new video to bring focus and visibility to the innovations in learning space design that are emerging on our campuses.

CDC master teachers present at the Ohio Voices for Learning Forum
Seven Ohio University Child Development Center members recently attended OVL’s professional development conference, the Inspired Teachers Institute in Columbus.

Mar 9
Branding OHIO through a decade of partnerships and support
For the past 10 years, Undergraduate Admissions and University Communications and Marketing (UCM) have been primary partners in a University-wide initiative to elevate the OHIO brand.

Mar 8
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke receives Empowering Women Award
Ohio University Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Shari J. Clarke recently received the “Empowering Women Award” from the Ohio University Celebrating Women: Leaders On and Off the Court Program. It is given to women who improve the lives of other women.

iCUE Spotlight: March 9-15, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, presidential photography, social media tips and a distinguished scientist's take on sustainability in manufacturing.

Mar 7
Ohio University’s Sports Administration program prepares sports professionals in India
OHIO’s Department of Sports Administration impacts India’s sports management professional landscape by expanding their global educational offering

Registration open for Business Continuity Planning brown bag sessions
The Office of Emergency Programs is announcing two brown bag lunch sessions for Business Continuity Planners. Register to attend one or both of the lunchtime training exercises designed to be educational and informative as you continue to develop business continuity plans.

Mar 6
AACTE welcomes Renée A. Middleton as new Board Chair
Renée A. Middleton, Ph.D., dean of the Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University, became chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE). During her one-year term, Middleton will lead the Board in appointing a new president and chief executive officer and developing new strategies and programming for the Association.

OHIO research calls attention to concussions in theater personnel
Students working in theater, including set builders, soundboard technicians, actors and stagehands, frequently visited the clinic complaining of concussion symptoms. The people working behind-the-scenes of a production have to move quickly through dark, crowded spaces with a lot of moving props, which creates additional hazards.

Mar 3
Encouraging critical thinking via a prediction tournament: the Ohio University experience
“Critical thinking” is a hard skill to define and perhaps an even harder one to teach.  Yet developing “critical thinking” is a stated goal in programs of study across a vast range of post-secondary academic institutions and a diverse spectrum of college majors.

Mar 2
iCUE Spotlight: March 2-8, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, immigration, getting Up Close and an amazing portfolio.

Mar 1
OHIO community celebrates Distinguished Professor Alexander Govorov
Members of the Ohio University community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Feb. 20 to honor two faculty members whose outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments have earned them the esteemed title of Distinguished Professor.

Feb 28
Budget Planning Council provides update on FY18 budget process
The update contains information about the FY18 budget process; FY18 raise pools and healthcare plan changes; and a summary of Governor Kasich's State of Ohio Budget proposal.

Feb 27
Inaugural Najee E. Muhammad Memorial Lecture is March 1
For the inaugural Najee E. Memorial Lecture, Dr. Christina Preston Agiro will present "Recovering from Overwhelming Whiteness: Learning and Unlearning Rules About Race" on Wednesday, March 1.

My Personal Information to require multi-factor authentication from on-campus on Mar. 15, 2017
Employees will need to enroll in multi-factor authentication to access their W2s after Mar. 15.

Landscape coordinator’s efforts preserve, protect native trees and plants on OHIO’s Athens Campus
For nearly 30 years, Susan Calhoun, landscape coordinator with the grounds maintenance department, has been listening to the stories of the trees on the Athens Campus – and protecting them for future generations of Bobcats to hear.

OHIO community celebrates Distinguished Professor Judith Yaross Lee
In her lecture, titled “Sociable Sam: Mark Twain among Friends,” 2016 Distinguished Professor of Communications Studies Judith Yaross Lee provided the audience a glimpse into an American writer and humorist who, she noted, was touted in his day as “known to everyone and liked by all.”

Feb 26
Meet Chris Caldwell, the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Chris Caldwell, an administrative specialist for the Department of African American Studies. He enjoys hiking in Scotland, Dungeons and Dragons and is interested in interstellar travel. Find out more about him here.

Meet Kathy Holt, the December Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Kathy Holt, an administrative specialist at the Lancaster Campus. She enjoys reading, car shows and Star Trek. Find out more about her here.

Meet Interim President Dr. David Descutner
On Jan. 20, the Ohio University Board of Trustees today appointed Dr. David Descutner as interim president of the University, effective Feb. 18, 2017. Find out more about him here.

Feb 24
UHR issues health insurance information related to tax returns
Each year the university provides employees with W2 tax forms for use in filing their tax return.<br />Under the Affordable Care Act, the university must also provide form 1095C to certain employees to assist them with answering health care related questions when filing tax returns.

Feb 23
iCUE Spotlight_February 23-March 1, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening at Ohio University in the week ahead, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: Faculty Pageant, Fat Tuesday with UPC and YouTube Live: Diversity and Inclusion .

Feb 22
Board formally elects Dr. Duane Nellis as 21st president of Ohio University
The Ohio University Board of Trustees appointed Dr. Duane Nellis as its 21st president today in Dublin, Ohio. He will officially assume his duties on July 1.

Reminder about emergency resources from Ohio University and the City of Athens
In the wake of a water main break last week that left parts of the Athens Campus and city without water, Ohio University and the City of Athens would like to issue a reminder about informational and emergency notification services available to all students, faculty and staff.

Feb 21
Applications being accepted for Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship at Chubu University
The Ohio University - Chubu University Relations Committee (CRC) is now accepting applications for the 2017-18 Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship that allows for an OHIO faculty member to spend a semester in residence at Chubu University in Japan.

Panel discussion about micro-aggression hosted by Libraries
<br />The Libraries’ Inclusion and Diversity Committee is sponsoring a “kitchen table discussion,” an informal, highly-participatory panel, about micro-aggressions: subtle words or attitudes toward minority groups that reinforce stereotyping from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28.

Feb 20
Ohio University Board of Trustees to meet February 22 in Dublin
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet at 10 a.m. on February 22 in the DIEC Building at the Dublin campus to vote on the appointment of Ohio University’s 21st President.

Dr. David Descutner assumes interim president role
Dr. David Descutner assumed the role of interim president on Saturday, Feb. 18. He replaced Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, who accepted a position as managing principal and chief executive officer of AGB Search effective March 1.

Feb 14
A reminder from Human Resources about annual evaluations
University Human Resources (UHR) reminds supervisors of upcoming deadlines for annual performance evaluations for administrative and professional (A&P), and classified staff.

Feb 13
Foundation Trustees view unveiling of portraits of president and first lady [PHOTOS]
Ohio University's Foundation Board of Trustees witnessed the unveiling of the official portraits of President Roderick J. McDavis and first lady Deborah McDavis during a private reception on Thursday, Feb. 9 in McCracken Hall.