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Faculty & Staff News

May 26
Absence Management enhancement: planned absence requests can now cross the fiscal year in My Personal Information
Absence Management enhancement: planned absence requests can now cross the fiscal year in My Personal Information

May 25
OHIO hospitality expert offers summer travel tips
Hospitality expert Sandy Chen, an associate professor in the Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program within Ohio University’s Patton College of Education, offers five tips that can help travelers save money, and stay comfortable, during summer vacations.

OHIO hosts seventh annual SIDE diversity education training
Nearly 30 individuals participated in the seventh annual Ohio University Summer Institute for Diversity Education (SIDE), which was held May 17-20 at the Athens Campus.

May 24
Meet the Professor: Deanna House
From information technology to teaching, House found her niche in management information systems.

May 19
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.

May 18
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.

May 13
CCN Expo educates, celebrates OHIO’s communication, marketing specialists (PHOTOS)
Ohio University Communications and Marketing hosted its second annual Campus Communicator Network (CCN) Expo on May 11, providing OHIO's communication and marketing specialist an afternoon filled with education, socialization and commendations for colleagues whose efforts to champion OHIO, its people and its programs have risen above their day-to-day responsibilities.

May 12
Patton College advisors recognized as leaders in appreciative advising
While Patton College of Education professors have done an excellent job educating students, the college's professional academic advisors have played an indispensable role in getting them there.

May 11
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Awards recognize faculty and alumni
The College of Fine Arts celebrates the exceptional faculty and alumni recently recognized by the Ohio Arts Council with Individual Excellence Awards for the state fiscal year 2016.

May 10
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.

May 9
Cynthia Kabat King retirement party is May 13
A retirement reception for Cynthia Kabat King will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, May 13 in the Friends of the Library Room in Alden Library. The event is free and open to the public.

Ombudsperson provides support, guidance and resources to Ohio University community
Students, parents, alumni, faculty and staff can sometimes face unique challenges as they navigate through a large university’s policies, procedures and personnel. It’s the responsibility of one person to provide confidential support and resources for Bobcats as they move through their educational and professional journeys at Ohio University – and it belongs to the University’s ombudsperson.

Health care premium credit to be provided to eligible faculty and staff
The premium refund is scheduled to be processed with the May 15 semi-monthly pay and the May 25 bi-weekly pay. The amount of the credit will be approximately $279 per eligible employee.

May 6
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.

May 5
University mourns sudden death of custodial worker Connie Bruker
Ohio University employee Connie E. Bruker, 60, of Coolville, Ohio, died on Monday, May 2, at her home.

Ohio University mourns loss of Chubu University Chairman Emeritus Ryozo Ohnishi
Ohio University has lost a friend and partner with the passing of Chubu University Chairman Emeritus Ryozo Ohnishi.

Area first responders to hold fire training exercises at Brough House May 14 and 15
Area first responders to hold fire training exercises at Brough House May 14 and 15

May 3
IT Service Desk extends summer hours to match early classes
In response to requests from faculty, the Service Desk has adjusted its summer support hours to start at 7:00 am.

Meet OHIO's new vice president for student affairs
Jason Pina will join the Division of Student Affairs on June 13 and recently sat down for a question-and-answer session on his new role and much more.

May 2
Sherman reappointed as College of Business Dean
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced the reappointment of Hugh Sherman as dean of the College of Business. The reappointment is effective from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021.

Apr 29
Benefits Open enrollment period extended to May 3
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period has been extended and will now close on Tuesday, May 3 at 5:00 pm. Benefits-eligible employees MUST participate in Open Enrollment.

Apr 28
‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Zanesville’s Lisa Stein Haven
Lisa Stein Haven, an associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, is the latest OHIO faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series.

Apr 27
Human Resources provides guidelines for summer hours
To further support the work/life balance of Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

Excel training survey results and training topics
Analyzing Information with Systems represents a series of topics that are being developed as building blocks in support of the new Chart of Accounts Redesign project. The first topic in this series will be centered on enhancing Excel skills for OHIO staff.

Meet Kelly Chilcote, the April Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Kelly Chilcote, a records management specialist in Undergraduate Admissions, who likes reading, baking and Johnny Depp.

Members of the Counselor Advisory Board exchange ideas with Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions staff
Members of the Counselor Advisory Board (CAB) were on campus Wednesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 14 to mee with Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions staff to discuss their views on the college admission and application process.

Ohio University Office of Sustainability announces certification program
During the Earth Day Celebration on Ohio University’s Athens Campus April 20, the Office of Sustainability announced a new program open to all administrative and academic units called “Sustainability Tracking & Evaluation Program” or STEP.

Apr 26
Luncheon brings together HERS Leadership Institute alumnae at Ohio University
A luncheon sponsored by the Office of the Provost April 19 brought together female Ohio University faculty and staff who are alumnae of the HERS Leadership Institutes, a prestigious program designed to prepare women for leadership roles in higher education.

Apr 25
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.

Apr 22
Benefits Open Enrollment will close on Friday, April 29
As a reminder, the annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will close on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm. Enrollment is offered online via My Personal Information (MPI). Refer to the Open Enrollment User Manual for instructions to use MPI for Open Enrollment. Benefits-eligible employees MUST participate in Open Enrollment.

Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Ohio University Marching 110 to perform in 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

An update on the RCM Model budgeting process for FY17
In response to feedback from academic units, several refinements are being proposed for the FY17 version of the RCM budgeting model.

Call for applications open for visiting professorship at Chubu University in Japan
The Ohio University – Chubu University Relations Committee of the Office of Global Affairs at OHIO recently issued the call for applications for the Kohei Miura Visiting Professorship for 2017, and faculty have until the end of May to apply for the program.

Apr 21
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.

Apr 20
Ohio University Southern education faculty present at conference
Faculty from Ohio University's Southern and Athens campuses presented at the Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Organizations (OCTEO) Conference.

Apr 18
Andrew Doll named director of airport operations
Andrew Doll named director of airport operations

Apr 15
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.

Apr 14
Drug free workplace important for safe working environment
Human Resources is dedicated to keeping our campus a safe working environment and would like to take this opportunity to highlight the benefits that drug-free workplace programs bring to employers, workers and communities.

Apr 13
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.

Apr 12
Faculty, industry professionals to work with students in summer High School Journalism Workshop
High school students considering a career in journalism have the opportunity to work with E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and industry professionals during a two-and-a-half-day summer workshop held annually on Ohio University’s campus on July 13-16.

University Professors Named
2016-17 University Professors Named

Staff Spotlight: Getting to know Jeremy Schaffer
Associate director of operations and production at Event Services, Schaffer claimed top honors in the Athens News 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best OU Administrator.”

Social success: Student Affairs' top 10 social media strengths this year
From #BobcatsOfAthens to #OHIOCribs15, this past academic year was brimming with social media success stories at OHIO's Division of Student Affairs.

Apr 11
View the 2015 President's Report online
View the 2015 President's Report online