Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017

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Faculty & Staff News

Feb 9
AAUW officer discusses going forward with President Trump in office
Lisa Maatz, a government relations executive of AAUW in Washington D.C. came to campus on Jan. 24 to discuss how women can move forward after the historic Women’s March following the inauguration of President Donald Trump on Friday.

iCUE Spotlight: Feb. 9-16, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, Beyond the Website, the Career and Internship Fair and 3MT!

Feb 8
Registration open for 2017 Summer Institute for Diversity Education
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion will hold the eighth annual Summer Institute for Diversity Education May 16–19. SIDE is a 30-hour curriculum session that uses intercultural communication techniques to promote cross-cultural learning.

Incentives announced for departmental accessibility self-assessments
Ohio University’s Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team has announced incentives for departments to complete self-assessments by Thursday, Feb. 23.

University Human Resources to host employee appreciation event Feb. 18
Ohio University is hosting a pre-game tailgate on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 beginning at 11:30 a.m. for all University employees and their families. The tailgate will take place in the Ping Center and will include kid-friendly activities, food and drinks. There is no cost to attend this event.

OHIO Professor William Condee to conduct research, teach in Japan
Ohio University Professor William Condee is spending six weeks this spring semester researching and lecturing at Chubu University in Japan as the 41st Kohei Miura Visiting Professor.

Paul Laurence Dunbar documentary to be broadcast nationally on PBS stations
The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication is proud to announce that the “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask” documentary, a collaborative project between School of Media Arts & Studies faculty and the Central Region Humanities Center at Ohio University, has been accepted by PBS for broadcast by individual stations during Black History Month (February) and National Poetry Month (April).

Paperwork needed from retiring administrators
Paperwork needed from retiring administrators

Laboratory and Radiation Safety will offer training courses through Blackboard
The Department of Laboratory and Radiation Safety is updating training programs and migrating them to Blackboard to better serve students, faculty and staff who teach, work and study in laboratory environments across campus.

Feb 7
OUC Professor Barbara Mahaffey selected to present at IAMFC conference
Dr. Barbara Mahaffey was recently selected to present an education session at the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors conference in New Orleans, La.

OHIO Ready Staff provide valuable service on campus
Employers often find themselves scrambling to fill in gaps left when valued staff members retire, advance into new positions or take time away from their jobs for family or medical leaves. This is often the case in both academic and non-academic units and departments at Ohio University.

Feb 6
Dr. Renée A. Middleton to receive 2017 Pomeroy Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Dr. Renée A. Middleton, professor and dean of The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education, has been selected to receive the “Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education” by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

Office for Diversity and Inclusion creates Multicultural Faculty in Residence Program
In order to attract diverse faculty members to the Athens Campus, the Ohio University Office for Diversity and Inclusion, in partnership with the Office of Housing and Residence Life, has created the Multicultural Faculty in Residence Program.

Professor Pablo Mitchell to speak on Latino history Feb. 8
Dr. Pablo Mitchell, Oberlin College professor of history and comparative American studies and associate dean of arts and sciences, will present, "Drawing Together in Latina/os U.S. History" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8

Engineering professor lands NSF grant to support biologists’ research
A Russ College mechanical engineering professor has received a $150,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that will enable biologists to monitor thousands of small bird species wirelessly for the first time.

Feb 3
Drupal to replace CommonSpot
Drupal will be the new web content management system for the OHIO website and many departmental sites.

Feb 2
Input sought on Finance website redesign
As we embark on a project to redesign the website for Ohio University’s Department of Finance we seek input to help inform our efforts to design a customer-friendly website that meets the needs of users.

iCUE Spotlight: February 2-8, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: 48-Hour Shootout, So You Think You're Famous, and bidding farewell to President and First Lady McDavis.

Feb 1
Call for presenters for Spotlight on Learning Conference
Applications to present at the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference are being accepted until February 15. This all-day event will take place on April 25, showcasing best practices from across OHIO.

Proposal selected to receive Academic Innovation Accelerator support
The selection process of proposals created from September's Ideation Event has been finalized, and a proposal has been chosen to advance to implementation.

Hall-Jones receives the Gerald L. Saddlemire Mentor Award
The award recognizes supportive, educational student affairs professionals who have made significant contributions to the ideals of the student affairs profession.

Libraries kicks off Alt-Textbook II Workshops
On Feb. 10, University Libraries will offer “Open Education Resources,” the first of six one-hour workshops offered to instructors to implement alternate resources to replace costly textbooks.

Jan 30
Graduate student summer pay cycle to change
The Graduate Student pay schedule will change beginning May 2017. This change will more closely align the graduate pay schedule with the academic calendar, and with when work is being performed. As a result of this change, Summer I pay dates will be paid in the appropriate fiscal year.

Jan 25
Last call for BobcaThon dancers
Students encouraged to sign up for Ohio University’s 12-Hour Dance Marathon Students encouraged to sign up for Ohio University’s 12-Hour Dance Marathon.

Jan 24
Ohio University announces farewell event and website for President, First Lady McDavis
After 13 successful years, Ohio University President Roderick J. and First Lady Deborah McDavis will say goodbye to the Bobcat Family during a celebratory farewell open house.

Rec Center in Zanesville receives Ohio Secretary of State Recognition
Muskingum Recreation Center receives proclamation from Ohio Secretary of State

Jan 23
New self-assessment launching Jan. 24 will help departments evaluate accessibility efforts
As part of its ongoing work to guide accessibility and inclusion efforts at Ohio University, the Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team will launch a departmental self-assessment tool on Tuesday, Jan. 24, to help University departments reflect on their efforts to incorporate accessibility planning into their day-to-day activities and identify resources needed to further those efforts.

Jan 20
OHIO trustees discuss preliminary FY2018 budget planning, Physician Practice Plan and more
The Ohio University Board of Trustees discussed FY2018 preliminary budget planning, strategic updates to the Housing Development Plan and more during meetings Thursday and Friday on the Athens Campus.

Jan 19
Ohio University Auxiliaries’ Classified Bargaining Unit Staff Service Awards Ceremony honors 26 staffers
The reception was held to recognize classified bargaining unit employees who have completed 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 years of service at OHIO.

iCUE Spotlight: January 19-25, 2017
CUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Board of Trustees meeting, Global Game Jam and ice!

Jan 18
Campus community informed of student believed to have bacterial meningitis
Student believed to have bacterial meningitis

Libraries seeking applications for 1804 and Junior Faculty endowments
Students and faculty can both acquire resources needed for their research and help build the Libraries’ collections by applying for two funds that are currently seeking applicants. The 1804 Special Library Endowment Fund is open to students and faculty, and the Arts and Humanities Junior Faculty Fund is open to tenure track junior faculty.

Jan 17
President makes call for honorary degree nominations
President Roderick J. McDavis made a call for honorary degree nominations on behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee. The deadline for submissions is Friday, Feb. 24.

Financial System Enhancements: impacts and go-live
Financial System Enhancements: impacts and go-live

Chemical engineering faculty member named fellow of chemistry society
A Russ College research professor, David Young, has been named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry in recognition of his 33 years in the chemical sciences.

Highlighted topics for January 2017 Board of Trustees meeting
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, Jan. 19 and Friday, Jan. 20 at Margaret M. Walter Hall. Check out a few of the agenda highlights.

Jan 12
SMART Dialogue Series spring speakers announced
The Social Media Analytics Research Team (SMART) Lab is hosting a SMART Dialogue Series this semester where faculty, staff and students will prepare talks about social media research they are conducting.

Jan 11
Branding OHIO: OHIO’s Brand Perception Study
Chief Marketing Officer Renea Morris shares insight into OHIO's first brand perception study completed in 2010, what happened next and how it's evolving today.

Office of Emergency Programs offers new resources, training opportunities for business continuity planning efforts
The Office of Emergency Programs is pleased to announce new efficiencies and training sessions to assist units with business continuity planning (BCP) efforts.

Jan 10
Room 251 open for faculty teaching
Faculty can now reserve the interactive learning space in room 251 of Alden Library for their own teaching. The room seats 42 students and has six tables.

Faculty: Apply now to participate in Libraries’ Alt-Textbook II workshops
In response to the success of the 2016 workshops, OHIO librarians are offering 10 faculty the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Alt-Textbook II initiative to help overcome the obstacles instructors face when looking for alternatives to expensive textbooks.

Jan 9
A reminder regarding campus parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations
Parking lots designated as Tier I snow/ice removal locations

Jan 6
National Academy of Engineering, OHIO announce recipients of 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
Ohio University and the National Academy of Engineering announce that the 2017 Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize will be given to James G. Fujimoto, Adolf F. Fercher, Christoph K. Hitzenberger, David Huang, and Eric A. Swanson for the invention of optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Jan 5
Ohio University pursues Ridges Framework Plan with potential developers
Ohio University will meet with potential Developers on Monday, January 9 at 1:00 pm at the Ridges to engage in a dialogue about the feasibility of beginning implementation of the Ridges Framework Plan, which was created and approved after an 18 month planning process that included Athens and University community participation and public forums, and the support of the Athens Mayor’s Office, City Council, and University Leadership.

Parking information for faculty and staff during today's predicted snow event
The following message was sent to Ohio University Athens Campus faculty and staff on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.

Dec 20
Rich Kane named Division of Student Affairs' Employee of the Semester
Rich Kane serves as assistant director for the Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility.

Bobcat Depot offers wide range of OHIO gift ideas
Last minute shoppers looking to spread some Bobcat cheer can stop by the Bobcat Depot this week for many holiday gift options.

Dec 15
Five OHIO professors honored in magazine’s ‘Excellence in Education’ issue
Five Ohio University faculty members are among the more than 65 educators from across the state being recognized in Ohio Magazine’s annual “Excellence in Education” issue.

Meet Debbie Sellers, November Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Debbie Sellers, November Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Detective Joe Kenda, F100 trucks and hanging out on the beach. Find out more about her.

Dec 13
A reminder about holiday parties and other celebratory expenses
Ohio University is committed to the responsible use of public funds and as such is providing guidance on some holiday expenditures.