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Faculty & Staff News

Aug 9
Bargaining unit staff celebrated at Facilities Management and Safety picnic and awards ceremony
Ohio University bargaining unit staff were recognized for their contributions and service to the University Thursday, Aug. 3, during the Facilities Management and Safety Picnic and Awards Ceremony, with sessions held in the afternoon at the West State Street Park and in the evening at Nelson Banquet Hall.

Aug 8
Teambuilding Trip a Homerun
Zanesville Campus Facilities & Security staffers attend Cincinnati Reds game

Aug 7
iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 7-13, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, writing help for graduate students, a chance to become a CUE power user, and party planning help!

Aug 4
Rita LaValley retires with 30 years of service to OHIO
After 30 years of service to Ohio University, 29 of those years dedicated to Campus Recreation, Rita LaValley, associate director of Campus Recreation, has announced she will be retiring in August 2017.

‘Renaissance woman’ Jan Haynes reflects on 43-year career
Prior to her retirement in June, Haynes served as an administrative coordinator in the Dean of Students Office, but her connection with Ohio University runs much deeper.

Aug 2
Redesigned Finance website first to go live in new Web CMS
The new site features a new navigational scheme, improved ADA accessibility, better mobile support, and a focus on primary functions to meet campus needs.

Ohio University program helped businesses win more than $395 million in government contracts
The Ohio University Procurement Technical Assistance Center (OU PTAC), part of the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, had a challenging year in 2016 but still excelled in its mission of connecting businesses looking to sell with governments looking to buy – and did a better job in accomplishing that mission than ever before.

NACUFS honors Rich Neumann for contributions to food service industry
Director of Ohio University Culinary Services who has serve OHIO for 28 years, Rich Neumann recently received the National Association of College and University Food Services' highest honor.

Volunteers needed for 2017 Opening Week events
As Opening Week approaches, Ohio University is once again in need of volunteers to help OHIO's Class of 2021 get off to the very best possible start.

Women’s Center to offer Women Leading OHIO professional development program for second year
Applications for the Women's Center's second consecutive Women Leading OHIO professional development program are being accepted now through Sept. 1.

Aug 1
University Human Resources releases annual holidays memo
As indicated in Ohio University’s Policy and Procedure #41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of<br />holiday observance dates, including Winter Break Closure.

Jason Pina named OHIO’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer
Ohio University has named Jason Pina the University’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer. Pina, who will continue to serve as OHIO’s Vice President for Student Affairs, will assume the additional responsibility for the Office for Diversity and Inclusion effective August 1.

Jul 31
iCUE Spotlight: July 31-Aug 6, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, Tantrum's finale, welcoming new DO's, and a very special film experience!

Jul 30
University remembers History Professor Emeritus Gifford Doxsee
Professor Emeritus Gifford Doxsee, who was also a past director of OHIO's African Studies Program and a prisoner of war during World War II, passed away on July 16.

Jul 28
Deadline for global perspective Faculty Learning Community is August 15
A fall Faculty Learning Community will focus on creating classroom environments and learning experiences with a global perspective. Apply by August 15.

Jul 27
Fox rewarded for dedication to Nursing
Fox receives recertification by ANCC for professional development and service

Hess, Vangundy establish endowed scholarship for OUC
Life-long Chillicothe natives Kathryn “Kitty” Hess and James Vangundy have established an endowed scholarship at Ohio University Chillicothe to support students in Chillicothe and Ross County.

Jul 26
Nourishing the mind and the body with the “Breakfast with Books” program
For many students, summer is a time to kick back, relax, and unwind. For 17 teacher candidates in Chris Kennedy’s Reading Instruction Diagnosis and Remediation course, however, it was a time to hit the books – in more ways that one.

University Communications and Marketing to present crisis communication workshop Aug. 8
The workshop, hosted by the Office of Emergency Programs, will address the most effective ways to ensure communication during a crisis is is accurate, timely, and helpful.

Jul 25
International Conference on Transnational Education and Learning to take place Oct. 2-4
The conference aims to provide a forum for scholars, administrators, and practitioners to discuss theories, methods, approaches, principles, research, practices, and policies related to transnational education and learning. The deadline for submission is July 31.

Faculty Expert Series: Uncovering biases in global leadership
Dr. Greg Obi uncovers the biases in global leadership through his thought-provoking take on organization culture in the latest Faculty Expert Series.

OUC students help develop survey for Heroin Partnership Project
Students in the Applied Management program at Ohio University Chillicothe are taking an active role in helping shape the response to the opioid epidemic in Ross County.

Jul 24
iCUE Spotlight: July 24-30, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, show a little love to your muscles, learn how to find great employees, celebrating the children and stargazing.

Jul 20
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke reflects on her time in Athens
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Shari Clarke was hired as the founding vice president for diversity and inclusion at Eastern Washington University. She reflected on her time in Athens.

University Exploring Housing Opportunities at The Ridges
This summer, Ohio University Ridges Master Plan co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields are continuing to gather information relevant to uses of land at The Ridges, in the context of recent community input.

Jul 19
Search committee named for Vice President for University Advancement & President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation
President M. Duane Nellis, in a message to the OHIO community, announces the search committee for the position of Vice President for University Advancement & President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation.

P2P Improvements Coming Soon
Over the past six months, the P2P Improvements Project Team has worked to streamline processes and improve BobcatBUY (BCB) functionality for campus users. An objective for the project is to eliminate duplicative process steps, streamline workflow steps, and reduce processing times. Some of the changes coming in August include a new Supplier/Payee Information Form for use with the standard W9, a new Payment Request process, a new form for creating requisitions for Service Agreements, and an enhanced Payment Dashboard.

Jul 17
Deadline to apply for course design studio is August 1
The Office of Instructional Innovation is currently accepting applications for a week-long, intensive workshop on (re)designing online and blended courses. Apply by August 1.

Jul 14
iCUE Spotlight: July 17-23-2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, learning about employment at OHIO, a family-friendly film and a musical comes to campus!

Jul 13
Ohio University Southern announces staffing changes
Assistant Professor of Nursing Mashawna Hamilton was recently named Associate Director of Nursing at Ohio University Southern, replacing Molly Johnson who has been named the Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator for all Ohio University nursing programs.

Jul 12
Faculty Expert Series: Viewing the battle for women’s reproductive rights through ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Faculty Expert Series discussion on the significance of "The Handmaid's Tale" and the battle for women's reproductive rights.

  OUC staff engaging in military, veteran education issues
OUC Associate Dean, Dr. Brenda Phillips, recently attended the Ohio National Guard Education seminar that discussed military and veteran issues in education.

Jul 10
Financial System Enhancements: Major project milestones and segment highlights
The Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project represents a combination of initiatives planned to be available in November 2017 and includes the Chart of Accounts Redesign (COA), a new Financial Approvers tool and the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module, and supported by enhanced reporting capabilities within Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI).

iCUE Spotlight: July 10-16, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, days of plays, research matters and getting healthy!

Jul 6
Instructional designer receives Blackboard Exemplary Course Award
Instructional designer receives Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

Stein Haven presents “Chaplin and the Beat Generation” in Italy
Learn a bit about the Beat Generation in Lisa Stein Haven's interview with Matt Micucci of Fred Film Radio

Procure to Pay Improvement Project underway
In response to campus feedback, Finance initiated the Procure to Pay (P2P) Improvements Project, with a focus on improved efficiency in business process and technology for P2P services. The project kicked off in mid-January with academic representatives as well as Finance functional leads on the newly formed P2P Business Operations Work Group.

Jul 5
Individual Compensation Distribution Module to replace EMS
During November 2017, in coordination with the Financial System Enhancements project go-live, a new module, Individual Compensation Distribution (ICD) will be implemented in Oracle to replace the additional compensation and contract processes currently handled within EMS (Employee Management System).

Jul 3
An outline for web accessibility: Structure your content
You don’t have to be a code whiz to make web pages accessible. All you have to do is visualize your content as an outline.

Patton College of Education to host inaugural ED Talks July 14
The Patton College of Education will host the inaugural ED Talks event on Friday, July 14. The event will feature three presentations by faculty members followed by an opportunity for a question and answer period and complimentary lunch.

iCUE Spotlight: July 3-9, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, celebrating Independence Day, a new production and art!

Jun 30
Zanesville Campus safety and facilities personnel busy helping the community [PHOTOS]
Zanesville Campus Safety and Facilities personnel are building playgrounds and helping others in the community. Check out the photos.

Jun 28
Meet June Classified Employee of the Month Teresa Tyson-Drummer
Meet Teresa Tyson-Drummer, an administrative coordinator in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She likes Jeep Cherokees, Australia and Ellen DeGeneres. Find out more about her here.

Jun 27
Bobcat Depot offers fingerprint and background checks
Bobcat Depot offers fingerprint & background checks for Ohio University and the surrounding community. The process takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete per customer.

Jun 26
Online parking renewal launches for faculty and staff
Ohio University faculty and staff whose parking permits are set to expire in June 2017 began receiving notifications via their OHIO email account about their option to renew their parking permits online without the need to visit the Transportation and Parking Services office on the Athens Campus.

Jun 23
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free 15-hour mediator training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring free 15-hour mediator training sessions in Athens and Nelsonville, Ohio. Participants who attend the sessions will gain valuable skills to help lead difficult conversations in productive ways.

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