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Faculty & Staff News

Aug 17
What to expect when your OHIO password expires
OHIO is implementing an annual password change requirement. Expiration notices will only appear inside the OHIO login page. If you receive an email about an expired password, it is a scam.

OHIO faculty and staff encouraged to plan for increased parking activity, traffic during Bobcat Move-In 2018
University faculty and staff are asked to remain aware of the potential for increased campus traffic and parking lot activity as OHIO students begin to officially return to campus this week. The majority of students are scheduled to return to campus between Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 26.

Aug 15
New Moving and Surplus website is live
The new Moving and Surplus website is live in the new Web CMS, as of August 13. An added feature to this site is a news feed, which will include important Moving and Surplus updates.

Meet July Classified Employee of the Month Ruth Blickle
Blickle, an administrative associate for the Air Force and Army ROTC programs, likes Agatha Christie movies and books, Cape Cod vacations and red Lamborghinis. Find out more about her here.

Aug 14
Faculty heads project to create a place and time for open dialogues
As a way to encourage a culture of open dialogue, Sarah Davis is creating a place and time for people to engage in face-to-face communication. She hopes to better bridge the University with the surrounding community.

Aug 13
OHIO’s LaPoe named 2018 Outstanding Woman in Journalism, Mass Communication Education
Victoria LaPoe, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, has won the Commission on the Status of Women 2018 Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award. The award includes a $100 honorarium.

Aug 10
Dayton-area kids experience STEM at southwest Ohio’s first manufacturing camp
The Russ Research Center in Beavercreek, Ohio, in collaboration with Sen. Sherrod Brown’s office, got Green County kids wound up about engineering and technology last month during the southwest Ohio’s first-ever manufacturing camp.

Aug 9
OHIO Facilities Management and Safety begins exterior renovations to Jennings House
OHIO Facilities Management and Safety begins exterior renovations to Jennings House

OHIO wi-fi adds support for broad range of devices
Students, faculty and staff can connect smart speakers, TVs, streaming devices, game consoles, and wireless printers.

Aug 8
Ohio University engineering and technology dean receives top state award
Ohio University’s dean of engineering and technology has received one of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineering’s most prestigious awards.

Aug 7
Volunteers needed for Bobcat Welcome Week
Student Affairs needs faculty and staff volunteers for the Bobcat Move-In Crew the<br />Class of 2022 Photo Experience and the President's Convocation for First-Year Students. Sign up online by Aug. 17.

Aug 3
Registration open for new courses in Professional Development Pathways program
The first two certificates within the OHIO Professional Development Pathways program opened for participation on Wednesday, August 1. The “University Accounting” and “University Purchasing” certificates are made up of several new courses which will be launched over the next six months. Many other non-certificate courses are also available.

Surplus Store fall hours announced
Ohio University Moving and Surplus announced that its Surplus Store hours for fall semester will be Mondays and Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m.

Aug 1
Patton College faculty get media training opportunity over summer break
Two Patton College of Education professors, a center director, and a graduate assistant/doctoral candidate recently took a week-long media boot camp session to learn how to more effectively communicate with the media.

Jul 31
Annual Catering Expo is Aug. 14
The annual Catering Expo will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Sample delicious, on-trend menu items, discover table set options and learn everything you need to know to plan an event of any size or budget.

Jul 27
OHIO Professional Development Pathways officially launches
Each certificate requires the completion of 11 classroom or e-learning courses. The first group of certificate courses will open for registration Wednesday, Aug. 1.

Jul 25
eCampus advisors receive statewide excellence awards
Sarah Blazier and Michael Rinaldi-Eichenberg, both eCampus academic advisors, received excellence awards from the Ohio Academic Advising Association on July 16.

Jul 23
Patton College Dean receives national award for service to individuals with disabilities
Dr. Renée A. Middleton was awarded the lifelong credential Honorary NAMRC Fellow Credential for her service as past-president of NAMRC. The award recognizes her contributions to the advancement of the Association’s Mission and individuals with disabilities over the past 25 years.

Jul 20
Campus VPN replaces Pulse Secure
Individuals who need to use a VPN should switch to using the new Campus VPN.

Jul 19
Emergency Programs announces schedule for upcoming brown bag training sessions
Ohio University will host brown bag training sessions this fall on a variety of topics, including Office 365, business continuity readiness and active shooter preparation.

Clippinger Hall parking lots, University Terrace to remain open until August 27
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services has announced that the planned closure date for parking lots 83 (Clippinger Research Annex), 84 (near Clippinger Hall) and a portion of University Terrace (South Green Dr. to Race St) has been extended to August 27. The areas were originally scheduled to close August 1.

Jul 18
OHIO’s Patton College and other state colleges of education contribute more than $90 million to state’s economy
Future teachers from Ohio’s public universities engage school children in every corner of the state and have a huge economic impact on the areas they serve, according to a new report from the State University Education Deans. Patton College's professional interns have had a minimum economic impact of $12.9 million.

Vander Ven, Lawrence-Benedict to serve as Faculty Athletic Representatives for Ohio University
Ohio University Professor Thomas Vander Ven and Associate Professor Heather Lawrence-Benedict have been appointed as Faculty Athletic Representatives for Ohio University.

Registration open for global perspective Faculty Learning Community
A Faculty Learning Community supports President Nellis’s strategic priority to strengthen OHIO’s global engagement efforts. The fall priority deadline is August 17.

August course design studio accepting applications
The Office of Instructional Innovation is offering another weeklong, intensive workshop on (re)designing online and blended courses. Apply by August 6.

Jul 11
Ohio University hosts international conference on intelligent manufacturing
Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology hosted advanced manufacturing and intelligent automation experts.

OHIO faculty create teaching synergies in cross-disciplinary courses
Athan Vouzianas is working with Linda Rice to create a teaching synergy between their engineering and English courses. They hope to expand the project beyond the University.

Jul 9
University consolidates offices that support persons with disabilities
The new Office for University Accessibility brings experienced and dedicated individuals from the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance and Student Accessibility Services to one office.

Jul 5
Emergency Programs to host active shooter and risk management brown bag sessions
The Office of Emergency Programs announced upcoming active shooter and risk management brown bag training sessions for business continuity planners.

Ohio University Press launches new author interview podcast
Ohio University Press has begun a new author interview podcast. The first one, by publicity intern Zoë Bossiere of OHIO’s graduate program in creative writing, is with David Andrew Nichols.

Jul 2
Call for First-Gen Mentors
A request from OHIO First Scholars for OHIO staff and faculty to volunteer as mentors

Jun 29
National search firm designates CLDC publication a must-read
“Brain-Based Career Development Theory” was one of six publications Spelman Johnson, a firm providing search and consulting services to institutions of higher education, selected for its recently released Summer Reading List.

Jun 27
Heritage College employee to compete on “Jeopardy!”
Marilyn Maher, an administrative specialist in the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, competes on "Jeopardy!" Thursday, July 5. The game show will air at 7 p.m. on Columbus-based CBS stations and at 7:30 p.m. on West Virginia-based NBC stations.

Jun 22
Faster, more flexible VPN access now available
Accessing secure University online services from off-campus now is significantly faster, more flexible, and protected by multi-factor authentication, thanks to the new Campus VPN.

OPERS Board election for four seats to be held Aug. 21 to Sept. 28
University Human Resources recently alerted all employees that elections for four seats on the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System Board will be held Aug. 21 through Sept. 28. Those elected will serve four-year terms beginning in January 2019.

Meet June Classified Employee of the Month Helen Kasler
This month’s winner is Helen Kasler, an administrative services associate in the School of Music. She likes watching mystery movies on the Hallmark Channel, visiting Hawaii and driving Buick cars. Find out more about her here.

Bobcats get moving with Stroll Patrol
Whether the sun is shining, or rain is pouring down, OUPD Community Relations Officer John Stabler is out helping the OHIO community get moving while building connections on campus and in the community through the Stroll Patrol program. Stabler started Stroll Patrol this fall and has continued to lead groups of OHIO employees and community members on brisk walks around campus every Tuesday and Thursday at noon.

Jun 19
Employee Appreciation Event is June 27 before Under the Elms Concert
Ohio University will host a free employee appreciation event from 6:15 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 on College Green prior to the Under the Elms Concert. It will feature lemonade, popcorn and watermelon.

OHIO professor spearheads efforts to expand the use of place-based pedagogy
Supported by the Academic Innovation Accelerator, Jerry Miller has increased awareness about the benefits of place-based learning at Ohio University.

Jun 15
Upgrade to make Event Services’ space reservation system unavailable June 19-25
Ohio University Event Services will be unable to accept reservations for any of the spaces it manages on the Athens Campus from 5 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, through 9 a.m. Monday, June 25, due to a digital upgrade designed to improve the user experience.

‘Jeans for Food’ stocks University's food pantry
A food collection program launched by Ohio University's Office of the Bursar has benefited staff and Baker University Center Food Pantry patrons alike.

Feedback sought on Human Resources website
Feedback sought on Human Resources website

Jun 8
University Planning, Transportation and Parking Services to hold open house for Parking Master Plan on June 19
University Planning, Transportation and Parking Services to hold open house for Parking Master Plan on June 19

Women Leading OHIO professional development program receiving applications for third year
The Ohio University Women’s Center will host Women Leading OHIO, a professional development program for faculty and staff, for the third consecutive year. The program is open to 15 participants who will engage in networking, discussion and education focused on women’s roles in the workplace and in higher education.

Jun 6
Emergency Programs Office and OUPD collaborate to provide active shooter response training
What would you do if an active shooter entered your place of work or study? Thankfully, statistics show that most of us are unlikely to ever encounter such a situation, but as the incidence of school and mass shootings continues to increase around the country, parents, students, educators, and community members find themselves searching for solutions in many forms.

Jun 5
Surplus Store hours extended for department purchases
Ohio University Moving and Surplus is extending its Surplus Store hours for university departments this summer. Only department representatives will be able to shop the store from 1 to 4 p.m. on Fridays beginning June 15.

Jun 4
Register now for upcoming employee training sessions
Ohio University will offer several employee training sessions this summer. Register now to learn more about the Box to OneDrive transition, active shooter safety and risk assessments.

Jun 1
OHIO Professional Development Pathways introduces on-line training registration; new certificates will launch Aug. 1
On-line course registration has recently been added as a new feature on the OHIO Professional Development Pathways website. Currently, this option includes two courses: “Performance Management for Non-Supervisors” and “Search Committee Training.”

May 31
Meet Claire Kimok, May 2018 Classified Employee of the Month
Claire Kimok, the May 2018 Classified Employee of the Month, has many hobbies, including traveling, reading, painting and solving financial puzzles. Find out more about her here.

May 30
Summer Institute for Diversity Education continues to expand its reach in ninth year
The ninth annual Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education was held in May on the Athens Campus and for the first time attendees came from as far as California to participate. Alumnus Dr. Mark P. Orbe, an internationally known educator, author and consultant, leads the four-day, 30-hour training.