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Faculty & Staff News

Nov 25
University approved for state authorization reciprocity
Ohio University has been approved to participate in the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). The approval lifts some restrictions and requirements for the University to operate within other states that also have joined SARA.

Nov 23
Human Resources provides guidance for PTO usage during holidays
University Human Resources has issued the following guidance to the OHIO community regarding the upcoming holidays, usage of paid time off and alternative work arrangements.

Ohio University Press staffers attend ASA conference
Ohio University Press staffers attended the annual African Studies Association conference from Nov. 19 to 22, where director Gillian Berchowitz received the 2015 African Studies Association Public Service Award.

Pilot Parental Leave Program extended through June 2016
Ohio University is extending the Pilot Parental Leave Program for an additional six months, to June 30, 2016.<br />

Professor Don Flournoy retirement reception is Dec. 11
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception for professor Don Flournoy from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11 in the Lower Atrium of the Schoonover Center.

Nov 20
OHIO director, professor attends summit dedicated to global education reform
Steve Howard, director of Ohio University’s Center for International Studies and professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, was among the estimated 2,000 individuals who recently attended an international summit committed to global efforts to reform education at all levels.

Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott passes away at 91
Ohio University School of Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott, who founded the visual communication program at Ohio University, passed away Nov. 20, 2015, at the age of 91.

Nov 18
David Hostetler, professor emeritus, renowned artist, dies at 88
Professor Emeritus, Ohio University alumnus, WW II veteran, musician and celebrated American wood carver and bronze sculptor David Hostetler, 88, died Nov. 17.

Professional development session at Southern Campus spotlights chemical safety
Ohio University Southern staff recently participated in a new professional development training session, “Chemical Hygiene,” developed and led by the campus’ director of environmental engineering technology, Craig Bowe.

Nov 17
Community remembers mathematics professor Quoc Phong Vu
Dr. Quoc Phong Vu, Professor of Mathematics at Ohio University, passed away in October in Vietnam. He had been an OHIO faculty member since 1992-93, having been promoted to professor in 1999.

Nov 16
Boland named new director of Master of Sports Administration Program
The Department of Sports Administration named Robert Boland as the director of the Master of Sports Administration Program starting in January.

Nov 13
Interim survivor advocate position posted
Ohio University is now seeking candidates for the position of interim survivor advocate on the Athens Campus. The position, which reports to the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, will fill the role left by the departure of OHIO’s previous Survivor Advocacy Program coordinator.

Professor incorporates service-learning projects in EDTE 1500 course
William Elasky has spent his life in education, and thus, knows the importance of early engagement among teacher candidates.

Nov 12
Chart of Accounts Redesign Project: Design Phase
Chart of Accounts Redesign Project… Design Phase In an effort to ensure that campus feedback and needs are addressed during the design of the new COA values, a Chart of Accounts Partner Group has been formed and is comprised of representatives from the campus community.

National Geographic environmental photojournalist featured at GIS Open House
Award-winning National Geographic photojournalist Dennis Dimick will lead the celebration of International GIS Day and Geography Awareness Week at Ohio University during the second annual GIS Open House from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 18, 2015, in the lower level atrium of the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication.

Nov 11
OUPD announces passing of Officer Van Oort
Nate was severely injured in 2006 when he was struck by lightning while participating in the Law Enforcement Torch Run.

Nov 10
Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Filmmaker Weimin Zhang
On Nov. 19, Ohio University Libraries will proudly welcome alumna Weimin Zhang, an award-winning filmmaker and associate professor at San Francisco State University School of Cinema, for a showing of her documentary film “Hutong Days.”

Impact on wellness newsletter, holiday stress-relief tips worth trying
Impact on wellness newsletter, holiday stress-relief tips worth trying

International delegation featured at environmental studies and ecotourism seminar
“Creating National Parks in a Biodiversity Hotspot” will be the focus of a public session featuring an international delegation of national park directors and non-governmental organization experts from Kosovo at the Friends of the Library Room on the third floor of Alden Library from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13.

PTO Protocol: Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve
PTO Protocol: Thanksgiving & Christmas Eve

Nov 9
Second Marketing Symposium teaches the power of visual communication [VIDEO]
Ohio University Communications and Marketing hosted its second annual Marketing Symposium on Wednesday. The Schoonover Center event addressed the issue of visual marketing in a world where everyone is plugged in digitally.

Nov 8
Meet the October Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about the October Classified Employee of the Month Theresa Meyer. She lik

Nov 6
Dr. Laeeq Khan joins School of Media Arts & Studies, Social Media Analytics (SMART) lab
Dr. Laeeq Khan has accepted a position with the School of Media Arts & Studies as an assistant professor and as the co-director of the Social Media Analytics (SMART) lab at the Scripps College of Communication.

Leite selected for permanent appointment as CHSP dean
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit announced Friday the search for a permanent appointment of dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions has concluded and a familiar face will continue at the helm of the college.

Ohio University establishes relationships with Cuba
Zanesville Dean and the Director of Global Opportunities attend first CubaTies event

Renowned playwright named inaugural fall commencement speaker
Ohio University today announced that Distinguished Professor of Playwriting Charles Smith will serve as the University’s inaugural fall commencement speaker. He is head of Ohio University's Professional Playwriting Program.

Nov 5
Bill Rawlins featured in The Atlantic, NPR’s “On Point”
Ohio University’s Dr. Bill Rawlins, stocker professor of interpersonal communication in the School of Communication Studies, was featured in The Atlantic last month for his research on communication between friends across the course of their life.

Health Sciences and Professions stages faculty 'No-Shave' competition for men's health
The College of Health Sciences and Professions will host a No-Shave November competition this month to benefit a men's health cause.

Nov 4
From OHIO to OU: Three Bobcats Represent at Environmental Journalism Conference
Ohio University past, present and future appeared last month in Norman, Oklahoma for the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalism (SEJ). Three OHIO Bobcats: a student, an alumnus and a faculty member, participated in the multi-day conference of the country’s leading environmental journalists hosted by Oklahoma University.

Interim Title IX coordinator appointed following ECRC director departure
In an effort for the Office of Equity and Civil Rights Compliance to continue providing the same level of care and service to Ohio University students, faculty and staff, a change in leadership will take place following the departure of the office’s director at the beginning of this month.

Nov 3
2015-2016 COIL Fellows selected
Five regional campus faculty selected for new COIL initiative to enhance global learning strategy

Nov 2
OHIO CUE training sessions scheduled
Ohio University faculty, staff, and students are invited to participate in a hands-on training session on how to use the features of the upgraded central OHIO Calendar of University Events (CUE). The next is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Nov. 2. Space is limited, so please RSVP to calendar@ohio.edu.

OHIO’s GRID Lab immersing itself in virtual reality technology, developing curriculum
Ten years after Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication launched its Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab, the GRID Lab is immersing itself in new virtual reality technology poised to transform both the academic and business landscapes.

Oct 30
Athens campus asked to complete Zero Waste survey
Check your inbox, as an email with a link to a Zero Waste survey is being sent to all Athens campus faculty, staff and students to help assess recycling patterns and identify ways to improve waste efficiency on campus.

Oct 29
Associate Professor Craig Davis selected as 2015-16 University Professor Award Recipient
Craig Davis, associate professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, was nominated this past spring as a 2015-16 University Professor Award Recipient.

Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Nov. 16
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.

Oct 28
COMP 2014 Equity Adjustment Moves Forward
UHR Compensation developed and the Total Compensation Committee approved a Compa Ratio based equity adjustment methodology based on the length of time an employee is in a job (job entry date). Compa Ratio represents the position of employee pay in reference to pay grade midpoint. It is a standard practice to use Compa Ratio when evaluating employee compensation. Our goal is to focus on employees with a Compa Ratio less than 1.0 and who have a lower than expected Compa Ratio based upon the number of years in their current job.

Risk Management and Safety fall newsletter available
The latest Risk Management and Safety newsletter has safety information about fire, Halloween, microwaves, pot luck, Christmas trees and winter driving.

Oct 26
Risky Business Week is Nov. 2-6
“Risky Business Week” or the University Risk and Insurance Management Association’s (URMIA) "Risky Business: A Week Focusing on Risk Management’s Contributions to Higher Education" will take place Nov. 2-6. The goal is to build awareness of how risk management can provide innovative and effective solutions to the challenges facing institutions of higher education.

WATH 970 AM to host President McDavis on Oct. 28
President Roderick J. McDavis will discuss the latest happenings at Ohio University on Athens radio station WATH 970 AM on Wednesday, Oct. 28.

Oct 23
Four ways to protect your intellectual property
Aspiring entrepreneurs received expert advice on protecting their intellectual property from two national experts on the subject at the most recent Venture Café co-sponsored by the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Ohio University Technology Transfer Office.

Oct 22
Arnold Hirshon lectures on “Alice in Wonderland” Illustrations
Ohio University Libraries will welcome Arnold Hirshon, associate provost and university librarian at Case Western Reserve University, for a lecture titled, “Much of a Muchness: 150 Years of Lewis Carroll’s Artistic Visions,” at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26.

Zanesville Campus invites the community to participate in International Education Week
A lineup of more than 20 activities scheduled at the Zanesville Campus for IEW

Oct 21
Last OHIO employee tobacco cessation class begins Oct. 23
The last employee tobacco cessation class during the fall semester will meet Fridays at noon in Baker Center 236 beginning Oct. 23.

Oct 19
Food for Thought ¦ Weckman on 'Fasts and Feasts,' Oct. 22
The Food for Thought Speaker Series presents "Fasts and Feasts" with Dr. George Weckman on Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5:30 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden Library.

OHIO Promotional Products Fair coming to campus
Stand out from the crowd! Receive a first-hand look at the latest promotional items that will help your department or student organization connect with your target audience in unique and creative ways.

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights College of Fine Arts’ Shelley Delaney
An associate professor of theater in Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts, Shelley Delaney is the latest faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series.

Oct 16
Historian Martin King to discuss documentary filmmaking
On Friday, Oct. 23, Ohio University Libraries will welcome Martin King, a military historian and an authority on the Battle of the Bulge, for a presentation titled, “The Role of the Historian in Documentary Filmmaking.”

Ohio University Voinovich School, APEG partner on $2.5M SBA award
On Oct. 15, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Deputy Administrator Douglas Kramer held a news conference in Athens to announce a new $2.5 award for the creation of the Appalachian Ohio Wood Products Cluster, which will be administered by the APEG in partnership with the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs.

Oct 15
'Belonging and Creating an Inclusive Campus Culture' with Terrell Strayhorn
Ohio State University Professor Terrell Strayhorn will host three different talks on campus on Thursday, Oct. 15. All of them are free and open to the public.