|Meet Barbara Wright, the May Classified Employee of the Month|
Patton College of Education Administrative Specialist Barbara Wright loves working with students, reading the Bible, vacationing at the beach and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Find out more about her here.
|School of Music mourns the death of Lisa Foerster|
The School of Music mourns the passing of faculty member Lisa Foerster, assistant professor of voice, who died Wednesday in an automobile accident, on Route 56 in northern Vinton County, along with her two children, Emma C. Hamel, 19, and Thomas J. Hamel, 18, and her sister Lorraine E. Alsterberg, 57, of Oregon.
|COMS Professor Judith Yaross Lee named 2016 Distinguished Professor|
On Friday, April 29, during Graduate Commencement, Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced that Dr. Judith Yaross Lee, professor of communication studies and director of Honors Tutorial Studies in the Scripps College of Communication, was one of two faculty awarded a 2016 Distinguished Professor Award.
|Four Ohio University teams selected for I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort|
Four Ohio University research teams have been selected for the second I-Corps@Ohio cohort. For seven weeks beginning on May 13, the OHIO teams will join 20 teams representing universities from across the state to validate the market potential of their own proposed technologies and to learn about launching startup companies.
|Authors@Alden with Hwa-Wei Lee and interviewer Charles Ping|
On Thursday, May 19, Ohio University Libraries will host the Authors@Alden series featuring Hwa-Wei Lee, dean emeritus of Ohio University Libraries, and interviewer Charles J. Ping, president emeritus of Ohio University, for a conversation about Lee’s life and journey as an international Chinese American librarian.
|Benefits Open Enrollment period closed on May 3|
Open Enrollment is the annual opportunity OHIO employees have to make changes to their benefits coverage plan options. This year, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period began on April 11 at 12:00 pm and closed on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 pm.
|Irwin reappointed as Russ College Dean|
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Dennis Irwin as dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology. The reappointment is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2019.
|Nominations open for Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement for faculty, staff, alumni|
Now through Aug. 15, all faculty and staff members at Ohio University are invited to nominate faculty, staff and alumni for the annual Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement.
|Retirement reception for Connie Graves and Karen Perez is April 27|
A retirement reception will be held to honor Office of the University Registrar employees Connie Graves and Karen Perez from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in Schoonover Center 380.
|Meet Karen Keesey, the March Classified Employee of the Month|
March Classified Employee of the Month Karen Keesey likes "Downton Abbey," gardening, long-haired Weimaraners and Range Rovers. Find out more about her here.
|Expo for OHIO’s campus communicators to be held May 11|
Ohio University’s second annual Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in Nelson Commons and will include the presentation of the first-ever Ohio University Communication Awards.
|New Heritage College endowed chair announced|
Brian Clark, Ph.D., executive director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute, has been selected as the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Harold E. Clybourne, D.O., Endowed Research Chair in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine. The creation of the endowed chair is part of a broader initiative to enhance the college’s research platform and was made possible with support from the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations.
|Benefits Open Enrollment period underway|
As a reminder, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period began on Monday, April 11 at 12:00 pm and will close on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm. During this time, enrollment will be offered online via My Personal Information (MPI). Refer to the Open Enrollment User Manual for instructions to use MPI for Open Enrollment.
|Chart of Accounts redesign update|
The Chart of Account (COA) segment values continue to be defined through the work of the COA Core Team and the COA Partner Group. Focus is shifting the prototyping activities in April which will focus on setting up the proposed values in a test system and populating transactional data in order to validate and test the use of segment values in actual business case scenarios.