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Faculty & Staff News

Feb 10
OHIO mourns death of J. Norman Parmer, first director of Center for International Studies
J. Norman Parmer, inaugural director of Ohio University's Center for International Studies, passed away Jan. 26, 2016. A memorial service will be held Feb. 13 in Athens.

Feb 5
Libraries to host memorial for administrator Anita Grant
Ohio University Libraries will host a memorial service for electronic acquisitions librarian Anita Grant at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 in Galbreath Chapel.

Feb 4
Upcoming event to celebrate notable OHIO alumna’s book release
In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the campus and community are invited to a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Ridges, Building 21, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen.

Ohio University Human Resources to host cardiac health Lunch & Learn Feb. 11
Ohio University Human Resources will host a Lunch & Learn session from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 in Baker University Center Room 240 on the topic of cardiac health. The Lunch & Learn is co-hosted by IMPACT Solutions.

Meet Carol Davis the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Carol Davis, the January Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Alex Cross, animals and the mountains and avoids the Kardashians.

Feb 1
Law, Justice and Culture panel examines immigration and civil rights
On Jan. 19, the Ohio University Center for Law, Justice and Culture hosted the Immigration, Refugees, and American Policy Panel Discussion in Porter Hall.

Ohio University Honorary Degree nominations now being accepted
President McDavis asks for nominations for Honorary Degree nominations on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee.

Meet the Professor: Alexa Fox
Outdoor enthusiast + marketing guru + research enthusiast<br />

Jan 28
Benton and bautista win state award for Preferred Name and Pronoun Policy
Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton and Director of the LGBT Center delfin bautista* were presented the Equity and Inclusion Award at the annual Ohio College Personnel Association Annual Conference on Jan. 22 in Worthington, Ohio, for their work on the recently implemented Preferred Name and Pronoun Policy.

OHIO Libraries accepting faculty proposals for special library funds
The OHIO Libraries is now accepting proposals for the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund and the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund.

Patton College requesting proposals for regional research projects
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, partnering with members of the Southeast Ohio Teacher Development Collaborative, announce a request for proposals with a regional research approach.

Jan 27
Fire to iPhone ¦ Pay Your Workers to Quit? Feb. 3 TEDx
The Fire to iPhone theme presents "Pay Your Workers to Quit?," a TEDx Ohio University event, on Wednesday, Feb. 3, from 7-9 p.m. at the Athena Theater's Bradley Theater.

Food for Thought ¦ Food sovereignty: Language-labels-liberty, Jan. 28
The Food For Thought Speaker Series presents Warren Taylor of Snowville Creamery on "Food Sovereignty: Language-Labels-Liberty" on Jan. 28 at 5 p.m. in the Friends of the Library Room, Alden 319.

Jan 26
Contemporary History ¦ Foreign Intervention in Africa, Jan. 28
The Contemporary History Institute presents Dr. Elizabeth Schmidt on“Foreign Intervention in Africa During the Cold War: The Struggle of East, West, and North for the Global South” on Thursday, Jan. 28.

The Patton College rises in top online graduate education rankings
The Patton College of Education has been ranked 62nd on U.S. News & World Report’s list of best online graduate education programs for 2016, up six spots from last year.

Jan 25
Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Poet Stanley Plumly
On Tuesday, Feb. 2, alumnus Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s award-winning poet laureate and distinguished university professor at the University of Maryland, will read from his latest work titled, “The Immortal Evening: A Legendary Dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb.”

Women's Center to host many events this spring
In 2016, the Ohio University Women’s Center would like the community to know that it’s not just for women.

Jan 22
Farewell reception for Airport Director Kenneth Carley is Jan. 28
A farewell reception for Ohio University Airport Director Kenneth Carley is scheduled for 2 to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28, in the 1804 Lounge at Baker University Center. Refreshments will be available.

Jan 21
OHIO Libraries rolls out Curriculum Builder
Faculty will breathe a sigh of relief with the introduction of EBSCO’s experimental Blackboard learning tool, Curriculum Builder. With this pilot program launched in January 2016, instructors will be able to easily integrate digital library content directly into the online learning environment, and, make it accessible on course pages.

University Human Resources releases health insurance information related to tax filing
Each year the University provides employees with W2 tax forms for use in filing their tax return.<br />Information regarding health care is also needed in order to file your tax return.

Jan 20
Chart of Accounts redesign and the new Grants module
Beginning in mid-January, a concentrated effort will begin to coordinate the Grants Accounting module implementation and the Chart of Accounts (COA) Redesign Project from a communications and training perspective.

Learn how to manage Paid Time Off electronically using Absence Management in MPI
A variety of training materials are available to ensure employees are prepared to use Absence Management on March 1.

Grant writing, development workshops for faculty to be held Feb. 8 and 9
Djenana Jalovcic, an international expert in grant writing and development, will be leading two half-day workshops for Ohio University faculty members on Monday, Feb. 8, and Tuesday, Feb. 9.

Jan 13
Paperwork for retiring administrators needed by March 1 to be recognized at ceremony
OHIO administrators who are considering retiring prior to July 1 are reminded that their retirement paperwork must be submitted to University Human Resources by March 1 in order to be recognized at this year’s ceremony.

Jan 8
University mourns the loss of library administrator Anita Grant
Ohio University administrator Anita H. Grant, 54, died Dec. 21, in Columbus, Ohio, after a lengthy bout with cancer.

University Human Resources Widens Recruitment “Net”; Saves departments money
University Human Resources is pleased to announce two new partners in recruitment: HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium) and Diversityjobs.com.

Jan 7
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring an intensive training in mediation skills, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 10, 17, 24 and March 9, 16.

Tobacco cessation resources for Ohio University employees in 2016
Ohio University is committed to providing resources for its faculty and staff members and their families who resolve to quit tobacco use in 2016.

Meet Jennifer Martin, the December Classified Employee of the Month
Jennifer Martin, the December Classified Employee of the Month, likes Channing Tatum, making candles and eating pistachios.

Absence Management Tool Available in March
Absence Management Tool Available in March. This will enable employees paid on a salaried semi-monthly basis to submit work absence-related information electronically in My Personal Information (MPI) and eliminate the need to complete a paper form for Paid Time Off (PTO).

Jan 6
COMP 2014 Equity Adjustment Update
University Human Resources has moved forward with reviewing employee equity. The COMP 2014 Project, covering classified non-bargaining employees and administrative/professional employees on all campuses, was successfully implemented in 2014. As a result, the voluntary resolution agreement between Ohio University and the Department of Education has closed.

Dec 21
Human Resources issues reminders about Winter Break Closure
University Human Resources would like to wish everyone a happy Winter Break Closure and offer a few reminders as we all prepare for a well-deserved break.

Faculty workshop explored future of active learning classrooms
The faculty workshop entitled “Emerging Classroom Designs: An exploration of impact on teaching and learning” was held on Monday, Dec. 14 with a crowd of over 75 in attendance from departments across Ohio University.

Dec 19
Ohio University Central Receiving to close Dec. 24-Jan. 4
Ohio University’s Central Receiving Area and Warehouse will close Thursday, Dec. 24, at 3 p.m. until Monday, Jan. 4.

Dec 14
New OIT tool supports guest WiFi access for events
On Dec. 17, 2015 OIT will roll out a new guest WiFi tool that supports both individual and group access.

Dec 11
Kennedy-Dygas resigns as COFA dean
Dr. Peg Kennedy-Dygas has made the personal decision to pursue other interests.

A financial update for faculty and staff
A financial update for faculty and staff

OHIO debuts three new experiential entrepreneurship programs
Faculty, staff and students at Ohio University are giving thumbs-up to three new programs added to the University’s entrepreneurial ecosystem this year.

Dec 9
Campus Involvement in the Chart of Accounts Redesign Project
Campus involvement, via the COA Partner Group, will occur during every step of the project. The COA Partner Group will share progress and results with the RC Technical and RC Strategy groups to ensure we are addressing the needs of campus.

Dec 8
Registration opens for 2016 international MDIA High School Media Workshop
The School of Media Arts & Studies has launched registration for its 2016 High School Media Workshop which offers high school students the opportunity to interact with MDIA faculty while learning the latest techniques in audio, video, games & animation, storytelling/producing, and social media, as well as specializations in many additional academic areas. The workshop is slated to take place in Athens from July 13-16, 2016 and interested students are encouraged to register today as space is limited!

Dec 7
A reminder about parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations
Parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations announced

Winter weather emergency procedures announced
With winter weather approaching, Ohio University Human Resources has announced the University's policy on emergency closings.

WellWorks Winter Gathering is Dec. 15
WellWorks annual Winter Gathering, titled 'Tis the Season for Mirth & Merriment!, will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15 in the Grover Center Atrium.

Geography professor Hubert G. H. Wilhelm, 1931-2015
Dr. Hubert G. H. Wilhelm passed away on Friday, Nov. 20. “Hubert epitomized the ideal of a professor; was never concerned about counting publications, or where the next grant was coming from, he simply did what he enjoyed and did it very well with grace and humor,” says Dr. James Lein.

Dec 4
Meet the November Classified Employee of the Month Nancy Love
Meet the November 2015 Classified Employee of the Month Nancy Love. She loves Myrtle Beach, The Big Bang Theory and WellWorks.

Dec 2
Scripps College of Communication, Provost’s Office, OIT to host faculty workshop
Three experts from the University of Minnesota—and authors of a new book on the active learning classroom model—will be on campus Monday, Dec. 14, to present “Emerging Classroom Designs: An exploration of impact on teaching and learning.”

Retirement reception planned for Media Arts & Studies’ Don Flournoy
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host a retirement reception for longtime professor Don Flournoy from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, in the Lower Atrium of Schoonover Center.

Dec. 9 Employee Appreciation Event to include live music, hors d’oeuvres
Ohio University is hosting an Employee Appreciation Event from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, in the Ballroom on the fourth floor of Baker University Center.

Dec 1
VisCom Director Tim Goheen leads infographics and data visualization workshop in Germany
Tim Goheen, associate professor and director of the School of Visual Communication, traveled to Augsburg, Germany to lead a group of German students in a hands-on infographics and data visualization workshop Nov. 9-13, 2015.

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and students travel to Hong Kong for Triangle Research Workshop
Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and students participated in the first Triangle Research Workshop, a collaboration between Hong Kong Baptist University, Zhejiang University, Leipzig University and Ohio University which took place Nov. 16-18, 2015 in Hong Kong.