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Faculty & Staff News

Sep 20
Faculty and Staff Resource Fair is Oct. 3
Registration is available for the annual OHIO Faculty and Staff Resource Fair. The event will feature immunizations, breakout sessions, a multitude of exhibitors and refreshments. 

President Nellis highlights the far-reaching impact of OHIO during first State of the University address
President Dr. M. Duane Nellis shared the many ways that the University is impacting the community, region, state and nation during his first State of the University Address in the Walter Hall Rotunda on Sept. 18. Read the highlights here.

OHIO Honors Course Enhancement Workshops now open for faculty registration
In support of the OHIO Honors Program, six Course Enhancement Workshops will be offered to faculty between September and January. These workshops are designed to help faculty build OHIO Honors components into courses they are already teaching.

Sep 19
Classified Senate updates its nomination process for non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month
Classified Senate updated the Employee of the Month nomination process by adding four questions that will enable the award’s selection committee to more thoroughly evaluate the nominees.

OHIO visit to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal [PHOTOS]
Ohio University representatives traveled to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal in June and July and took part in a wide range of events with OHIO students, faculty, alumni and partner institutions.

Emancipation Day Celebration in Rendville, Ohio, is Sept. 22
The celebration will include live music, living history, speakers, a video of Rendville, activities for children, student presentations, dance and song entertainment, and a dedication of the Richard L. Davis Ohio Historical Marker at 12:30 p.m.

Russ College classified staffers honored for length of service
Ohio University honored three Russ College classified employees for more than eight decades of service combined, at the annual Classified Service Awards Ceremony on Wed., Sept. 5.

Seats still available for October Emergency Programs training sessions
The Emergency Programs Office and Ohio University Police Department still have seats available at three upcoming active shooter training sessions. Register now.

Sep 17
New Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate is an interdisciplinary effort
The certificate will expose participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction, as well as experiences in education public policy leadership studies. The graduate-level program will run January-to-December and culminate in a three-day networking residency in Washington, D.C.

Sep 14
Faculty and Staff Multicultural Mix and Mingle is Sept. 20
Join new and returning OHIO faculty, staff and graduate students to celebrate the start of a new academic year and meet other colleagues on Thursday, Sept. 20. RSVP by Sept. 18.

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month
The Ohio University Emergency Programs Office offers support for emergency planning through the creation of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to address: Reduction in staff, loss of space and loss of technology/internet. It also offers monthly brown bag lunch training sessions and conducts active shooter training. Contact Emergency Programs for more information.

Sep 13
President Nellis, officials tour former prison amid effort to convert it
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis continued his recent community outreach efforts with tours of several locations in Athens and Hocking counties on Friday, Aug. 31.

Sep 12
Ohio University Eastern debuts new Lactation Room
Ohio University Eastern debuted a new campus Lactation Room for students and staff recently. The Lactation Rom, which was funded in part by the Women’s Center on the Athens Campus, is located in Office Suite 302B of Shannon Hall. It features a comfortable, private setting and is outfitted with a breast pump, a glider rocker, and some informational literature. The Lactation Room is open for students and employees throughout each school day.

Required notice regarding your prescription drug coverage and Medicare
This notice has information about your current prescription drug coverage and about your options under Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. This information can help you decide whether or not you want to join a Medicare drug plan.

Sep 10
OHIO employees encouraged to participate in Healthy OHIO
Available to Ohio University employees enrolled in the medical plan and their benefits-participating spouses/partners, Healthy OHIO is intended to give participants customizable tools and resources for a variety of wellness goals, while earning financial rewards for engaging. Sign up for a screening now.

Sep 7
President Nellis shares his concern for our community; actions the University is taking to increase safety
President Nellis shared the following message with his Athens Campus colleagues regarding the recent reports of sexual violence that have occurred on campus since classes resumed.

Classified Service Awards Ceremony honors 107 staffers
During the annual ceremony, employees were recognized for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. Honorees received a special gift according to their years of service and President Dr. M. Duane Nellis thanked the employees for their outstanding service.

City of Athens and Ohio University Receive International Award for Outstanding Town and Gown Relations
Athens Mayor Steve Patterson and Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis announced that Ohio University and the City of Athens have received the Larry Abernathy Award from the International Town and Gown Association (ITGA) for their joint efforts to foster stronger relationships and communications on and off-campus.

President M. Duane Nellis' First Fridays: Sept. 7, 2018
In his first "First Fridays" letter of the 2018-2019 academic year, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis shares some exciting news regarding a recent award and lauds the importance of town and gown relationships.

Ohio University welcomes international students to campus
Ohio University welcomed nearly 250 new international students to its campus for the start of the fall semester. In addition, the university has been taking steps to make it easier for international students to apply and enroll at OHIO, especially in instances where they may need to transfer due to unexpected circumstances.

Volunteer to become an OHIO "Green Jacket" for Halloween 2018
In an effort to keep Ohio University and surrounding areas safe, the University utilizes a program known as "Green Jackets." This program was created to provide an additional presence on and around campus during this celebration. If interested, please contact Jill Harris at harrisj4@ohio.edu no later than Friday, Oct. 5.

Sep 6
An update on recent reports of sexual assault
An update on recent reports of sexual assault

OHIO on the web: Replacing ohiou.edu with ohio.edu
To support the University’s decision to brand itself exclusively as “OHIO," OIT will retire the ohiou.edu internet domain in favor of ohio.edu on Dec. 21, 2018.

Opportunity to learn about departmental printers
Q&A sessions with a Departmental Managed Printing vendor support rep will be available on all campuses and centers.

Ohio University hosts national conference on hydraulic infrastructure and design
Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology hosted infrastructure and design experts from across the country at the 8th biennial National Hydraulic Engineering Conference (NHEC), held August 28-31 at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus, Ohio.

University mourns Linda Daniels, longtime director of Multicultural Programs
Former Director of Multicultural Programs Linda R. Daniels died on Aug. 23. During her nearly 18 years on the Athens Campus, she became known as a strong advocate for multicultural students.

Sep 5
Memorial service for Patton College professor is Sept. 13
A memorial service will be held for Dr. Milton Ploghoft, Sr., on Sept. 13. He served as a professor for approxi-mately 40 years and founded the African Educational Research Network. He died April 3 at 94.

Sep 4
Ohio University Eastern faculty member Pamela June making a difference
Dr. Pamela June, assistant professor of English at Ohio University Eastern, has made quite an impression at the St. Clairsville-based campus since arriving from Paine College in 2013. For the past two years, June has met twice a month with small groups of Wheeling’s homeless population to assist with job skills.  The group meetings are typically geared towards resume writing and preparing for job interviews.

Beyond the Plate: Demo dining experience will teach participants how to transform local garden items into a five-course meal
The first Chef’s Table event of Fall 2018 will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7, in Jefferson Marketplace. The demonstration will teach attendees how to use produce from their garden or local farmers market to create a light, delicious meal.

Aug 31
President to deliver ‘State of the University’ at Sept. 18 Faculty and Staff Convocation
During the event, President Dr. M. Duane Nellis will highlight the progress made at Ohio University during his first year in office and share a look ahead to the future.

Aug 30
Ohio University Women’s Club Kick Off is Sept. 13
Initially founded in 1936, the Ohio University Women’s Club is a social organization for all women who work at the University and the spouses/partners of University employees.

‘The Write to Recover’ program supports women overcoming drug and alcohol substance use disorders
Athens-area women are finding healing from drug and alcohol substance use disorders through “The Write to Recover” program on the Athens Campus. It gives Rural Women’s Recovery Program participants a safe space to express their emotions without judgment or fear of criticism.

Ridges Advisory Committee convenes for first meeting of Fall Semester 2018
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee received updates on the University’s renovation plans for Ridges Buildings 13, 14 and 18, scheduled repairs to the Ridges Circle roadway and more during the Aug. 29 meeting.

Lynda.com now available to all OHIO employees with a public library card
Lynda.com is an online learning provider with more than 6,000 courses on a large variety of topics including Microsoft Excel, Project Management, Communication Skills, Career Development, and Management Skills.

Aug 29
Registration open for The Humanities and Technology Camp's September event
OHIO faculty, staff and students are invited to register for THATCamp (The Humanities and Technology Camp), which will be coming to Ohio University on September 21 and 22.

CHIP information sessions schedule announced
With the Complete Health Improvement Program, you can experience remarkable benefits gained through simple lifestyle changes. The program is free for University employees and spouses.

OHIO welcomes Yutaka Hirata from Chubu University to campus
Chubu University Professor Yutaka Hirata is spending parts of August and September at Ohio University (OHIO) as the newest Robert Glidden Visiting Professor.

Global Engagement Award nominations now being accepted
The International Education Week Committee at Ohio University is now accepting nominations for the annual Awards for Excellence in Global Engagement, which this year include a new award for community engagement

Veterans and Military Student Services Center to host Landing Zone trainings for faculty and staff
The Landing Zone program provides participants with more understanding and the resources to help veteran students better handle their unique challenges across campus. It has produced more than 100 veteran advocates across the Athens and Chillicothe campuses.

Aug 27
New Contract and Insurance matrix available
New Contract and Insurance matrix available

Aug 26
Stevens Literacy Center’s reading camp benefits local K-3 children
The Patton College of Education’s Stevens Literacy Center hosted a six-week reading camp, “Reading in the Treehouse,” to benefit K-3 students from Athens, Vinton, and Meigs Counties. Approximately 30 students participated in the camp, which ran June 5 to July 12.

Aug 24
New annual password change requirement for faculty and staff
As part of ongoing efforts to improve data security, Ohio University has established a new annual password change requirement for employees. Password expirations will be phased in gradually over the next several months.

Aug 23
Clippinger Hall parking lots, portion of University Terrace now closed
REMINDER: Clippinger Hall parking lots, University Terrace to close August 27

Aug 22
New course available in Professional Development Pathways Program
The Oracle Business Intelligence Navigation eLearning course is a self-study course that will introduce users to the basics of OBI Reporting.

Aug 21
Regional Higher Education Study Committee progresses work toward recommendations for achieving a sustainable academics and resources model for OHIO’s regional campuses
The Regional Higher Education Study Committee is making progress on a set of recommendations that will identify opportunities for further growth for OHIO’s regional campuses.

OHIO celebrates Facilities Management and Safety staff
Ohio University Facilities Management and Safety leaders recognized staff for their contributions and service to the University on August 16 during the Facilities Management and Safety Picnic and Awards Ceremony, with sessions held in the morning at Nelson Hall and in the evening at Southside Park. Leaders from Facilities Management and Safety recognized 57 bargaining unit employees for their service anniversaries.

Aug 20
University to host fall active shooter trainings
One goal of active shooter training is to help you be more prepared should an active shooter incident occur. Sign up now.

Dr. Christine Bhat's grant expands Behavioral-Health Workforce in Southeast Ohio
Dr. Christine Suniti Bhat and Dr. Sherry Shamblin, chief strategy officer at Hopewell Health Centers, recently completed the third year of their multi-year, $540,201-grant, Train, Gain, Retain: Counselors Serving Children, Adolescents, and Transitional-Age Youth in Rural Appalachia. It enabled 32 master’s students to work with local children and adolescents to address their mental health needs.

Ohio University celebrates the life of professor emeritus of electrical engineering, former associate dean
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology and greater Ohio University community are honoring the life of Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and former Associate Dean Joseph Essman, Sr., who passed away on Mon., Aug. 13, surrounded by family at his home in The Plains, Ohio.

Computer engineering faculty member receives named professorship
Russ College Professor Avinash Karanth is the first recipient of an alumnus-endowed professorship in electrical engineering and computer science.