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Faculty & Staff News

Jun 15
Classified Senate to host June 20 Safety Day event
Classified Senate will host Safety Day for classified employees on Tuesday, June 20 in Walter Hall Rotunda. The free event will include lunch.

Jun 14
OHIO wins Deshpande Symposium’s 2017 Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship award
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University, a partnership between the College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, was named the winner of the 2017 Deshpande Symposium Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship.

Jun 13
Recent acquisitions to the Rare Book Collection
Alden Library’s Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections acquires books that diversify and broaden the scope of the Rare Book Collection.

Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned
Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned

Jun 12
President Nellis names David Descutner Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at Ohio University
President M. Duane Nellis has appointed Dr. David Descutner as Interim Provost of Ohio University, effective July 1st. Acting as interim provost will allow Descutner an opportunity to advance the University’s academic mission while assisting Dr. Nellis with his transition as the University’s 21st President.

Ohio University joins national climate change initiative
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has signed a commitment to the international community to endorse actions being taken at local and state levels to address climate change in support of the Paris Agreement.

Board of Trustees agenda for June 22-23 meetings released, University highlights key topics for discussion, consideration
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene, and welcome Dr. M. Duane Nellis to his first official Board engagement as OHIO’s 21st president, Thursday, June 22-23 at the Zanesville Campus.

Trube to present at international conference on mentoring in London
Dr. Barbara Trube will be presenting at the 7th International Mentoring and Coaching Research Conference at Greenwich University in London, United Kingdom June 14-15, 2017.

iCUE Spotlight: June 12-18,2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, bidding farewell to EVPP Benoit and lots of music!

Jun 10
Tom Davis named Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation
Ohio University has named Dr. Tom Davis the University’s Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation. Dr. Davis, who has more than three decades of experience in higher education, will officially join the Advancement team on Friday, July 7.

Jun 8
OHIO community invited to farewell reception for Pam Benoit on June 14
All students, faculty and staff are invited to a farewell reception for Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit as she departs Ohio University.

Jun 7
Janice Haynes, retiring OHIO Accessibility Liaison, leaves her mark on accessibility
Accessibility Liaison Janice Haynes will retire from OHIO this summer after over twenty years of service to the University. Haynes currently serves as an office coordinator in the Dean of Students Office and Division of Student Affairs. Haynes has also served the University through various positions and involvement on Classified Senate and several other committees, including the Accessibility Liaisons.

Researching America's popular culture archives
Dr. Tony Vinci was one of a few scholars selected to attend BGSU's Popular Culture Research Institute in May.<br /><br />

Ohio University Chillicothe to receive historical marker honoring Joseph Carter Corbin
An Ohio historical marker unveiling commemorating Chillicothe native Joseph Carter Corbin will take place June 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Ohio University Chillicothe campus.

Reducing Course Material Costs
Faculty across OHIO are taking steps to reduce material costs for their students. See what a few of them are doing.

Jun 5
iCUE Spotlight: June 5-11, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, kids learn golf, getting a little global culture, and Athens Pride Fest!

Jun 2
Greg Newton appointed Scripps associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth has announced the appointment of Greg Newton, Ph.D., to associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity. The three-year appointment begins in July.

May 31
Meet May Classified Employee of the Month Sue Colley
May Classified Employee of the Month Sue Colley likes Quebec City, Steve Buscemi and "The Rockford Files." Find out more about her here.

Meet DOSA’s Employee of the Semester: Brian Heilmeier
As senior assistant director of student activities, Heilmeier contributes to the vibrant student experience for which OHIO is known.

2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference Video
Watch OII's new video about the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference, view a photo gallery, session recordings, and more.

May 30
First Scholars Program seeks mentors for first-generation students
The First Scholars Program is seeking additional mentors to work with students for the 2016-17 academic year. Participation requires less than 20 hours per semester of your time.

May 25
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit named Senior Vice President and Provost at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ohio University Interim President David Descutner announced today that Pam Benoit, Executive Vice President and Provost, has accepted a new position at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She will serve as UAB’s new Senior Vice President and Provost. Her appointment begins on July 1, 2017.

May 24
Accessibility: The web is for everyone
This is the first in a series of stories about making OHIO's websites more accessible to people with disabilities. Future installments will include tips on how to sharpen your skills in this area.

Emergency Programs Office announces schedule for upcoming workshops
The Emergency Programs staff is pleased to announce and to invite campus departments to three upcoming programs designed to encourage preparation for a significant disruption to business operations.

May 23
Haynes retiring from OHIO after nearly 30 years
A retirement reception for Janice "Jan" S. Haynes, administrative coordinator for the Office of the Dean of Students, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Maggie Davis Room on the first floor of Baker University Center.

May 22
OUC associate dean keynotes Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Mexico
Dr. Brenda Phillips served as a keynote speaker at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Cancún, Mexico, held May 22-23.

May 19
Voinovich School EDA grant provides Adams County support for impacts of DP&L closures
Assisting Adams County to mitigate the economic effects of the impending closure of the Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) Stuart and Killen coal-fired power plants is the perfect opportunity for the Ohio University’s Voinovich School to put a new EDA grant to work.

Accessibility: The Web is for Everyone
Learn why accessibility should be a priority on the Web.

May 18
Partnership adds mammograms to mobile clinic offerings
Expansion of a partnership with The Ohio State University is allowing the Heritage College's Community Health Programs to add mammograms to the services area women can access during one-stop mobile clinic visits.

Ridges Advisory Committee meets to discuss space planning opportunities
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee reconvened with Ridges Master Plan co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields for the second time this month during a meeting held May 17 in Margaret M. Walter Hall.

RHE announces faculty recognitions
As the 2016-17 academic year came to a close, Dr. Bill Willan, Ohio University’s executive dean for Regional Higher Education, announced several significant faculty recognitions.

May 17
iCUE Spotlight: May 22-28, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week,

Zanesville Faculty member recognized for teaching, scholarship and service
Haven recognized as Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor

New Finance and Administration website is live
On May 12, the Finance and Administration Division released a newly designed website with a new URL (www.ohio.edu/finance-administration). The site provides links to all departments within Finance and Administration as well as access to information about offices that support departments within the Division including the Business Service Center, Change Management and Communication, and the Office of the Vice President.

May 16
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17

May 15
Campus communicators, marketers celebrated during CCN Expo
Ohio University’s marketing and communications specialists learned a bit more about their future operating system and celebrated the accomplishments of their peers during the 2017 Campus Communicators Network Expo on May 10.

iCUE Spotlight: May 15-21, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, baseball closes out the regular season.

May 12
Matthew Shaftel appointed dean of College of Fine Arts
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will welcome a new dean this summer. Matthew R. Shaftel, Ph.D., will take on the role July 15, after a comprehensive search that brought three candidates to the Athens Campus in March.

May 11
Presidential Teacher, Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching winners announced
Ohio University has announced the winners of a pair of prestigious faculty awards, the Presidential Teacher Award and the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017-2020.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat
Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat

May 8
Meet April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre
April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre enjoys working at the Eastern Campus, visiting Las Vegas and beekeeping. Find out more about him here.

May 5
Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned
The Human Resources (HR) OBI Dashboard has been developed and was demonstrated to the FSE Change Network on May 2, in preparation for release to Campus in late May or early June. The HR dashboard has multiple pages for various inquires and reports including Employee Information, Absence Management, Appointment Information & Costing, and several other dashboard pages that were vetted with a Pilot Group comprised of representatives from across campus.

May 4
New prescription drug management programs begin July 1
This week, Express Scripts began mailing letters to the homes of employees impacted by the university’s prescription drug Advanced Utilization Management programs. The Advanced Utilization Management program includes Drug Quantity Management, Step Therapy, and Prior Authorization.

May 3
Ridges Advisory Committee convenes, hears land use updates and suggestions
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee received updates from Ridges Master Plan committee co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields during a meeting held May 3 at Baker University Center.

Greg Obi authors chapter for “Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change”
Ohio University Chillicothe’s Assistant Professor of Business Management Technology, Greg Obi, recently authored a chapter in book by the International Leadership Association (ILA) on agents for social change.

May 2
Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Flex Points to expire June 30
All current Culinary Services Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Flex Points will expire June 30. Those customers wishing to purchase a new meal plan for the 2017-18 academic year will be able to do so beginning July 6.

2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference inspires participants
On April 25, roughly 170 faculty and staff from across the University enjoyed sessions from dozens of local experts on a variety of topics related to student learning.

New Finance and Administration website to launch
The Finance and Administration website is undergoing a redesign and the new site will be live on May 12.

May 1
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting set for Wednesday, May 3
The Ridges Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet this Wednesday, May 3, at 9 a.m. in Baker University Center 219 on the Athens Campus.

Apr 28
Reminder regarding end of fiscal year reconciliation of leave usage
As the end of the fiscal year (FY 2017) approaches, University faculty and staff are reminded to make sure all planned and/or confirmed absences through June 30, 2017 are recorded in Absence Management using My Personal Information (MPI). This will ensure that leave balances are appropriately reflected and carried over into the new fiscal year (FY 2018).