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Faculty & Staff News

Feb 14
Dr. Ann Bainbridge Frymier named new director of School of Communication Studies
Frymier brings more than 25 years of experience to this role, joining OHIO from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where she is a professor in the Department of Media, Journalism and Film, and a former associate dean of the graduate school.

Susan Burgess to be honored Feb. 25 at Distinguished Professor Portrait Unveiling and Lecture
The event begins with a reception followed by the Distinguished Professor introduction and portrait unveiling at 7 p.m. Following the unveiling, Dr. Burgess will present her lecture, titled “LGBT Inclusion in American Life: Pop Culture, Legal Transformation, and Critical Civil Rights.”

Feb 11
United Soccer Coaches elects Patton College professor to board
Dr. David Carr, Recreation and Sports Pedagogy associate pro-fessor, has been elected to the United Soccer Coaches Board of Directors to serve a six-year term.

Faculty share course improvements made through OHIO Honors workshops
Professors offer concrete examples of the innovative learning experiences they will create for undergraduates from all majors.

Feb 8
New travel provider fee structure announced
Ohio University has partnered with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), to implement a comprehensive travel program with goals of implementing user-friendly processes, improving service to the traveler, and providing access to discounts that save the University money. This program will launch on April 1, and will include an updated travel policy and procedures, and options of paying for travel.

Libraries awarded $20,000 to foster the development of open educational resources
The Libraries was awarded $20,000 from the Ohio University Foundation as part of the 1804 Fund for undergraduate learning to begin a project that will foster the development of open educational resources at OHIO. The two-year project supports the development of open textbook projects by faculty members.

OBI reporting fundamentals course available
This faculty and staff course reviews the dashboard pages contained on the Finance dashboard. Topics include: a review of the prompts available for selecting data; segment value hierarchies utilized in the dashboard prompts; understanding available drilldown options;  <br />purpose of each dashboard page and how to use the various pages most effectively; and <br />tips for identifying which page gets you to your information most efficiently.

Feb 7
Meet January 2019 Classified Employee of the Month Tammy Andrews
Tammy Andrews, the January 2019 Classified Employee of the Month, likes warm beaches, Ellen DeGeneres, "This is Us," and Fleetwood Mac. Find out more about her here.

Feb 6
Concur upgrade complete
Concur upgrade complete

Feb 4
Airport Service Awards held to honor longtime employees
Scott praised the honorees and airport staff for representing Ohio University in such a fine fashion.

OHIO VP for Student Affairs Jason Pina recognized with statewide mentor award
The award recognizes an individual who serves as a mentor and role model to graduate or undergraduate students, is known as a supportive and educational administrator, and has made significant contributions to the ideals of the student affairs profession.

Feb 1
MaryKathyrine Tran named Women's Center assistant director
Tran, who previously worked at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, will be responsible for creating a professional and leadership development program geared towards women of color and overseeing the Young Women Leaders Program.

Jan 31
University receives $10 million contract to help rebuild Afghanistan
Russ College Professor of Civil Engineering Shad Sargand is leading a new, $10 million contract to help rebuild and rehabilitate infrastructure in Afghanistan.

Jan 30
Applications for pilot course design studio due February 13
The Office of Instructional Innovation is offering a three-hour intensive workshop on (re)designing online and blended courses. Apply by February 13.

Jan 29
Retiring administrators paperwork deadline is March 1 to ensure recognition at 2019 Administrative Service Awards
Administrators who are considering retiring prior to July 1 are reminded that their paperwork must be submitted to University Human Resources by March 1 in order to be recognized at this year’s April 11 ceremony.

OHIO’s Office of Sustainability announces Sustainability Hub Coordinators
Ohio University’s Office of Sustainability has announced the faculty coordinators who will lead each of the University’s Sustainability Hubs.

Jan 28
University to host table top training exercises for business continuity planners
The Office of Emergency Programs will host brown bag lunch training sessions for business continuity planners. Office setup during emergency situations, tornado preparation, self-defense training, and office communication channels during a crisis are the session topics.

Libraries accepting proposals to purchase materials critical to faculty, staff or student research
University Libraries is now accepting proposals for the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Endowment Fund, available to tenure-track faculty, and the 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund, available to OHIO’s faculty, staff and students. The deadline is March 11.

Jan 25
Program offers faculty/staff new opportunity to travel abroad
An innovative new program is providing funding for Ohio University faculty and staff to travel internationally and take part in global engagement programs. Participants in the first cohort will travel to Vietnam and Thailand for two weeks in May 2019.

Jan 24
University mourns Ellery Golos, founder of the Honors Tutorial College and emeritus professor
Former Ohio University math professor, honorary alumnus and founder of the OHIO Honors Tutorial College Ellery Golos died on Jan. 12. He was an emeritus professor of mathematics.

Reference Materials for Concur Expense Interface Upgrade Shared
Reference Materials for Concur Expense Interface Upgrade Shared

Jan 23
CHIP gears up for another year of healthy food and lifestyle changes
Ohio University employees who are interested in improving their health and lifestyle by adopting a healthy diet and increasing their exercise level should consider enrolling in the free Complete Health Improvement Program.

Applications open for presenters at 2019 Spotlight on Learning Conference
The Office of Instructional Innovation is accepting proposals to present at the 2019 Spotlight on Learning Conference. This year’s theme is “Experiential Learning.” Apply by February 10.

Veterans and Military Students Faculty/Staff Awareness Training begins Feb. 5
Landing Zone training seeks to provide its participants with an understanding of the unique challenges faced by veteran students.

Jan 18
Concur Expense upgrade will occur on February 5
As announced at the December Business Forum and via Business Matters, the Concur Expense user interface is scheduled to be upgraded. This upgrade will occur on Tuesday, February 5, with minimal impact on the overall user experience. Users will observe visual changes with no major changes to system functionality. The new design will make it easier to submit expense reports quickly, improve the use of the screen space available, and provide easier access to features in the system.

Jan 16
Reception, open forum for educational leaders from China
Ohio University will welcome educational leaders from China’s Hubei Province to campus on Friday, Jan. 18 with a reception and forum that is open to all faculty, staff, students and community residents.

Jan 15
University shares financial update FY19 forecast, FY20 budget planning
On Jan. 17, the University's Board of Trustees will be updated on the FY20 Planning Process and Assumptions. The 2025 Strategic Plan will have clearly articulated fiscal strategies and metrics to measure our success in achieving our performance goals.

Jan 11
Meet December 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Lindsay Radomski
Lindsay Radomski, the December Classified Employee of the Month, likes country music, planning weddings and relaxing at beaches and pools. Find out more about her here.

Jan 10
President Nellis creates Corporate Engagement Task Force
The task force will prepare an Ohio University Corporate Engagement Strategic Plan, recommend target industries for investment and focus, and serve as ambassadors for contact, engagement and partnership with industry leadership.

Jan 8
Board of Trustees to discuss regional higher education recommendations during January meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will discuss OHIO’s regional higher education strategy and consider capital projects and tuition and fee changes, among other items, during its meetings on Jan. 17 and 18 at Walter Hall in Athens.

Jan 4
New HR and Transportation and Parking Services website launch
New HR and Transportation and Parking Services website launch

Dec 24
Updated exam scheduling form from Student Accessibility Services
The current revision includes significant improvements to account for growing variations in how students are assessed and provide more precise information for SAS to administer the exams.

Dec 20
Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali announces search committee for dean of the Honors Tutorial College
The search committee for the next dean of the Honors Tutorial College has been formed. The search will launch early spring semester, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2019 for the new dean. The University has contracted with Buffkin/Baker to facilitate a national search.

Dec 19
Ohio University Small Business Development Center recognized at statewide conference
Three counselors from Ohio University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) were recognized at the Ohio SBDC statewide conference in November for earned certifications and outstanding work.

Dec 14
Nominations deadline for women’s achievement awards is Feb. 1
Ohio University will shine a spotlight on its own outstanding women during the third annual Women’s Achievement Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. The dinner highlights the successes of women in a variety of roles.

Ohio University Eastern faculty member co-publishes new book
Dr. Kevin R. Spiker, associate professor of political science at Ohio University Eastern, and Dr. James B. Whisker, professor emeritus of political science at West Virginia University, have published a new book, ‘The Alien Tort Claims Act.’  This is the first in a series of peer-reviewed works that will examine numerous topics in the fields of international law and U.S. military policy.

Dec 13
Free Audio Conferencing now available in Microsoft Teams
New feature adds a call-in phone number to online meetings; can also be used to host audio conference calls.

Phi Delta Theta partners with the Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism Program to provide a unique brotherhood experience
The Restaurant, Hotel and Tourism program within the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences in The Patton College of Education hosted the men of the Ohio Gamma Chapter of Phi Delta Theta for a Brotherhood Cooking Class on Trying New Foods on Sunday December 2nd from 6-9 p.m. in the McCracken Hall Demonstration Kitchen and Kitchen Laboratory.

Violet Patton Lecture Series features expert in immigration and education
The Patton College of Education is hosting its bi-annual Violet Patton Lecture Series on Thursday, Jan. 31. The featured speaker is Matt Matera, an expert in immigration and education practices.

OHIO professors’ 3D visualizations of fossils highlighted in National Science Foundations’ ‘Bits and Bytes’ newsletter
The work of two Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine professors was recently featured in the National Science Foundations’ “Bits and Bytes” newsletter.

Dec 12
President Nellis announces search committee for new Vice President for University Communications and Marketing
President Nellis has announced the members of the search committee for the new Vice President for University Communications and Marketing. The search is scheduled to be concluded by June 1.

Ohio University celebrated International Education Week (PHOTOS)
Ohio University’s International Education Week (IEW) celebration in November featured international visitors, dynamic presentations from alumni, faculty, students and visiting experts, and a wide range of events on the Athens and regional campuses.

Dec 11
Inaugural Langston Hughes Lecture features Henry Box Brown story
Dr. Martha J. Cutter, professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Connecticut, shared the amazing story of Henry Box Brown, who in March 1849 escaped slavery by being mailed in a wooden postal crate from Richmond, Virginia, to Philadelphia.

Meet November 2018 Classified Employee of the Month Michelle Ruble
Michelle Ruble, the December 2018 Classified Employee of the Month, likes knitting, crocheting, country music, WWE wrestling and following the British royal family. Find out more about her here.

2018 Academic Innovation Accelerator proposals released
Project proposals for this year’s cycle of the Academic Innovation Accelerator are now visible on the Office of Instructional Innovation's website.

Dec 7
Facilities Website User Survey deadline is Dec. 21
Facilities Management and Safety is preparing to begin the website migration to the new content management system. Prior to the migration, they would like to better understand if, how, and why you use the websites.

OHIO staff learn and practice emergency preparedness
On Tuesday, Nov. 27, a group of Ohio University staff gathered in Baker University Center for a lunchtime business continuity training session titled, “Playing with Disaster,” led by Bev Wyatt and Jill Harris.

Ohio University announces travel program implementation
As announced in October 2018, Ohio University has partnered with Christopherson Business Travel (CBT), to implement a comprehensive travel program with goals of implementing user-friendly processes, improving service to the traveler, and providing access to discounts that save the University money. This program is expected to launch in early April 2019.

Global Perspectives Faculty Learning Community returns in spring
A Faculty Learning Community will focus on creating classroom environments and learning experiences with a global perspective. Apply by January 11.

Dec 6
President and first lady to host employee appreciation social Dec. 13
University employees are invited to join the President M. Duane Nellis and first Lady Ruthie Nellis for the annual December Employee Appreciation Social from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.