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Faculty & Staff News

Oct 17
Michael R. Deis appointed director of Avionics Engineering Center
Michael “Mike” R. Deis has been appointed Stocker Visiting Professor/director of the Avionics Engineering Center, effective Fri., Oct. 27. He will succeed Mike DiBenedetto who will serve until Nov. 10 and will continue as a senior research engineer.

Oct 16
Newmark Foundation grant to enable research by IWMF and TrollBusters on online harassment of female journalists in U.S.
The International Women’s Media Foundation has just received a grant from the Craig Newmark Foundation to conduct research in the United States on online harassment of women journalists. Ohio University Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Ferrier, founder of TrollBusters, will be the principal investigator on the project.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 16-22, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at calendar.ohio.edu. This week, Dr. M. Duane Nellis is officially invested as OHIO's 21st president!

Meet Charles 'Rusty' Thomas, September Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Charles 'Rusty' Thomas, senior buyer in the Purchasing Department. He likes contemporary Christian music, vacationing in Myrtle Beach and flipping houses. Find out more about him here.

Check out the latest news from Ohio University Press
Derek R. Peterson was named a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Joanna Mishtal won the 2017 Adele E. Clarke Book Award from ReproNetwork. Find out more here.

Oct 13
Securing the Internet of Things
Your home router, your thermostat, or even your car could be targets for hackers. Learn how to protect your WiFi-enabled devices.

Oct 12
Ohio University delivers 1,500 pounds of supplies from Athens to Puerto Rico
If there were any doubts about what condition Puerto Rico would be in two weeks after Hurricane Maria, they were erased the moment Ohio University’s airplane touched down in San Juan.

Oct 11
School of Media Arts & Studies hosts 2017 Global Fusion Conference Oct. 13-15
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host the 2017 Global Fusion Conference Oct. 13-15 at the main campus in Athens. The Global Fusion Conference began in 2000 and promotes academic excellence in global media and international communication studies.

Oct 10
Russ College now houses micro-rheometer thanks to 1804 Fund
Ohio University’s 1804 Fund provides grants to further OHIO’s ability to produce in-house research. Thus far, the foundation has awarded more than $383,000 to fund research for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Oct 9
Meet August Classified Employee of the Month Leanna Ater
Meet Leanna Ater, a Chillicothe Campus records management specialist in the Financial Aid office. She likes Nashville, hanging out with her dogs and her lime green Jeep Renegade. Find out more about her here.

Diversity and Inclusion hosts third Multicultural Junior Faculty Mentoring Program Welcome Luncheon
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosted the third annual Multicultural Junior Faculty Mentoring Program Welcome Luncheon on Oct. 5 in the Multicultural Center in Baker University Center. The program offers junior faculty members support and assistance by assigning them a mentor.

Ohio University journalism professor wins top Online News Association awards
The Online News Association awarded $35,000 through its Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education to the Rural Remote Reporting Project at Ohio University.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 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, prospective students Experience OHIO, celebrates OHIO's faculty newsmakers, and the Monument Quilt makes a statement about rape culture.

Oct 8
New faculty/staff online sexual misconduct education module to launch Oct. 13
On Friday, Oct. 13, Ohio University will debut “Bridges: Building a Supportive Community,” an online education module that will be delivered via email to all OHIO faculty and staff (with the exception of AFSCME bargaining unit staff, who will receive it at a later date).

Oct 6
Cyber security: How to spot phishing scam emails
Lear to recognize these 3 red flags to avoid getting scammed over email.

Andie Walla sees positive effects of service learning
In her video productions course, students remember more and maximize the experience when there is service learning involved.

Laptops for Harvey: OHIO IT helps University of Houston Downtown students get back online
OIT recently coordinated a shipment of spare laptops to the University of Houston Downtown for hurricane relief.

WOUB’s Atish Baidya named chief diversity officer for college, diversity committee
On Sept. 25, Atish Baidya, digital content editor at WOUB and master’s candidate in the School of Visual Communication, was named the new Chief Diversity Officer for the Scripps College of Communication Diversity Committee (SCCDC) and the college.

Board of Trustees agenda for Oct. 19-20 meetings released, University highlights key topics for discussion, consideration
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene Oct. 19-20 for meetings on the Athens Campus. The meetings begin the day after the investiture of OHIO’s 21st President, Dr. M. Duane Nellis, in a ceremony to be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 18.

Oct 5
Web accessibility: Descriptive links
Make your web links accessible to everyone by using descriptive words and phrases.

Ohio University sends disaster relief supplies to Puerto Rico
An Ohio University airplane took publicly-donated supplies from the Athens Campus, as well as from Florida, to Hurricane Maria-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, and plans to bring eight survivors back to the United States.

Oct 3
How to create a cyber secure home
Here are some fundamental steps you should always take to help protect yourself and your family.

Oct 2
Classified Service Awards Ceremony honors 107 staffers
Ohio University thanked 107 employees for their dedicated service on Thursday during the 49th annual Classified Service Awards Ceremony. Employees were recognized for completing 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35 and 40 years of service.

University unveils new sexual misconduct education module for faculty and staff
Recognizing the need for greater faculty and staff education about sexual misconduct and relationship violence, the University acquired an online education module that will help achieve that common understanding.

Ideation Event RSVPs due October 11
The Office of Instructional Innovation (OII) is hosting the 2017 Ideation Event on Friday, October 20, from 2–5 p.m. in Baker University Center 240/242 Multipurpose Room on the Athens Campus. Attendees should RSVP by October 11.

Sep 29
Four steps to staying secure online
Stop, think, connect: Learn about four basic steps you can take to protect yourself online, regardless of what technology you are using or where you are using it.

Call for Halloween Green Jacket volunteers
This year's City of Athens Halloween street party is Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. In an effort to keep Ohio University and surrounding areas safe, the university utilizes a program known as "Green Jackets." This program was created to provide an additional presence on and around campus during this celebration.

Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Nov. 10
Any member of the Ohio University community can now nominate an OHIO administrator for the Outstanding Administrator Award, given each year to three administrators for their outstanding contributions to Ohio University.

Sep 27
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. Look for stories this month to learn how you can make a difference.

Sep 26
English welcomes new faculty, Edmond Chang
The English Department welcomes newly hired assistant professor Edmond Chang, who comes to OHIO from the University of Oregon.

Capital Project process improvements coming
A new Project Initiation Form (PIF) and Project Approval Request (PAR) will be launched for campus use in early November. Through the Capital Project Process and System Development Initiative, a University project team is working to streamline the institution’s capital project processes, implementing technology to support business needs, and to improve the overall customer experience in planning for and implementing capital projects.

University Human Resources issues drug free workplace reminder
In compliance with the US Department of Education Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the university must notify faculty and staff annually of its drug and alcohol policies and resources available to those seeking assistance for drug or alcohol issues.

Ohio University observes National Preparedness Month with business continuity planning resources
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security encourages individuals to be prepared for emergency situations they may face where they live, work and visit during National Preparedness Month each September – and Ohio University is aiding in preparedness efforts of academic and administrative units with significant progress in its efforts surrounding business continuity planning.

Sep 25
President M. Duane Nellis announces search committee for Ohio University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost
President M. Duane Nellis announces the members of the search committee for Ohio University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost.

Dr. Brianna Becker begins first year as director of Hillel at Ohio University
Dr. Brianna “Bree” Becker, who began her duties as the new director of Jewish life at Hillel at Ohio University in July, said she is excited about working closely with the University to better serve the local Jewish community.

Faculty Expert Series: A brief history of Immigration in the U.S.
Dr. John O'Keefe discusses how the American immigration system has reached a point of bitter divide through historical context.

Sep 24
Gawande lecture presents 'Voices of Silence: Deconstructing Ancient Indian Cultural History,' Oct. 5
The Gawande Lecture Series in Indian Religion and Philosophy and the Friends of India Endowment present “Voices of Silence: Deconstructing Ancient Indian Cultural History,” a lecture by Dr. Patrick Olivelle, on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Bentley Hall 110.

Sep 22
‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Lancaster’s Pamela Kaylor
An associate lecturer in Ohio University Lancaster’s School of Communication Studies who also teaches courses in women’s and gender studies, Pamela Kaylor is the latest OHIO faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series.

Sep 21
UHR will host Faculty & Staff Resource Fair Oct. 17
Representatives will be on hand from several University departments, as well as from approved retirement providers. The fair will also feature OPERS seminars, free flu shots, and door prize drawings.

MyOHIO Success Network available to students
The MyOHIO Success Network, an information and communication hub, can help you easily connect with your students and the other Ohio University faculty and staff supporting them.

Sep 20
Ohio University will kick off master’s in higher education cohort in January
Ohio University will be kicking off a Master’s in Higher Education (MHE) cohort in January 2018. Over several years, the MHE program has helped a wide variety of professionals launch and advance their careers in higher education.

Dr. Julia Paxton shares her experiences with service learning in economics
The Office of Instructional Innovation released a new story about how community experiences add depth and context Dr. Paxton's students that they wouldn’t otherwise experience in their studies.

Sep 16
Volcanologist Patricia Nadeau joins Geological Sciences
The Geological Sciences Department welcomes Dr. Patricia Nadeau as a visiting assistant professor this fall.

Briscoe receives a Fulbright award to the UK
Dr. Robert Briscoe, Professor of Philosophy, was awarded a Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship from the US-UK Fulbright Commission. He will conduct research at the University of Glasgow.

Sep 15
UCM Annual Report highlights successes from 2016-17
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual report, which highlights many of the initiatives and projects the department completed during the 2016-17 academic year.

Faculty and staff wellness program Healthy OHIO starts Oct. 1
Since 2008, Healthy OHIO has been a cornerstone of the wellness programming that WellWorks – a College of Health Sciences and Professions initiative – and University Human Resources collaboratively offer for OHIO employees and their spouses/partners. Healthy OHIO has continued to grow each year, providing an annual health screening and education to more than 1,600 participants this past spring.

Office of Emergency Programs announces upcoming training programs
OHIO's Office of Emergency Programs will offer two training sessions in November and December focused on active shooter response and tabletop exercise.

Sep 14
Introducing Skype for Business: 3 ways to stay in touch
Free online tool can enhance faculty & staff communications with instant messaging, video chat/screen sharing, and online meetings.

New login requirement coming for Faculty & Advising Center on Sep. 28, 2017
At noon on Sep. 28, 2017, Faculty & Advising Center - the system used by instructors and advisors to access class lists, advisee lists, and grades - will join a growing list of OHIO online services that feature a login protection called multi-factor authentication.

Sep 12
Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month
The award is used to recognize non-bargaining classified staff employees who are dependable, punctual, productive, positive, show initiative, take on additional responsibilities and serve as a role model. The entire Ohio University community, including students, is welcome to submit a nomination form.