Tuesday, May 30, 2017

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Faculty & Staff News

May 25
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit named Senior Vice President and Provost at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ohio University Interim President David Descutner announced today that Pam Benoit, Executive Vice President and Provost, has accepted a new position at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She will serve as UAB’s new Senior Vice President and Provost. Her appointment begins on July 1, 2017.

May 24
Accessibility: The web is for everyone
This is the first in a series of stories about making OHIO's websites more accessible to people with disabilities. Future installments will include tips on how to sharpen your skills in this area.

Emergency Programs Office announces schedule for upcoming workshops
The Emergency Programs staff is pleased to announce and to invite campus departments to three upcoming programs designed to encourage preparation for a significant disruption to business operations.

May 23
Haynes retiring from OHIO after nearly 30 years
A retirement reception for Janice "Jan" S. Haynes, administrative coordinator for the Office of the Dean of Students, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Maggie Davis Room on the first floor of Baker University Center.

May 22
OUC associate dean keynotes Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Mexico
Dr. Brenda Phillips served as a keynote speaker at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Cancún, Mexico, held May 22-23.

May 19
Voinovich School EDA grant provides Adams County support for impacts of DP&L closures
Assisting Adams County to mitigate the economic effects of the impending closure of the Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) Stuart and Killen coal-fired power plants is the perfect opportunity for the Ohio University’s Voinovich School to put a new EDA grant to work.

Accessibility: The Web is for Everyone
Learn why accessibility should be a priority on the Web.

May 18
Partnership adds mammograms to mobile clinic offerings
Expansion of a partnership with The Ohio State University is allowing the Heritage College's Community Health Programs to add mammograms to the services area women can access during one-stop mobile clinic visits.

Ridges Advisory Committee meets to discuss space planning opportunities
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee reconvened with Ridges Master Plan co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields for the second time this month during a meeting held May 17 in Margaret M. Walter Hall.

RHE announces faculty recognitions
As the 2016-17 academic year came to a close, Dr. Bill Willan, Ohio University’s executive dean for Regional Higher Education, announced several significant faculty recognitions.

May 17
iCUE Spotlight: May 22-28, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week,

Zanesville Faculty member recognized for teaching, scholarship and service
Haven recognized as Regional Higher Education Outstanding Professor

New Finance and Administration website is live
On May 12, the Finance and Administration Division released a newly designed website with a new URL (www.ohio.edu/finance-administration). The site provides links to all departments within Finance and Administration as well as access to information about offices that support departments within the Division including the Business Service Center, Change Management and Communication, and the Office of the Vice President.

May 16
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting scheduled for May 17

May 15
Campus communicators, marketers celebrated during CCN Expo
Ohio University’s marketing and communications specialists learned a bit more about their future operating system and celebrated the accomplishments of their peers during the 2017 Campus Communicators Network Expo on May 10.

iCUE Spotlight: May 15-21, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, baseball closes out the regular season.

May 12
Matthew Shaftel appointed dean of College of Fine Arts
Ohio University’s College of Fine Arts will welcome a new dean this summer. Matthew R. Shaftel, Ph.D., will take on the role July 15, after a comprehensive search that brought three candidates to the Athens Campus in March.

May 11
Presidential Teacher, Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching winners announced
Ohio University has announced the winners of a pair of prestigious faculty awards, the Presidential Teacher Award and the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2017-2020.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat
Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat

May 8
Meet April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre
April Classified Employee of the Month Nathan Sayre enjoys working at the Eastern Campus, visiting Las Vegas and beekeeping. Find out more about him here.

May 5
Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned
The Human Resources (HR) OBI Dashboard has been developed and was demonstrated to the FSE Change Network on May 2, in preparation for release to Campus in late May or early June. The HR dashboard has multiple pages for various inquires and reports including Employee Information, Absence Management, Appointment Information & Costing, and several other dashboard pages that were vetted with a Pilot Group comprised of representatives from across campus.

May 4
New prescription drug management programs begin July 1
This week, Express Scripts began mailing letters to the homes of employees impacted by the university’s prescription drug Advanced Utilization Management programs. The Advanced Utilization Management program includes Drug Quantity Management, Step Therapy, and Prior Authorization.

May 3
Ridges Advisory Committee convenes, hears land use updates and suggestions
Members of The Ridges Advisory Committee received updates from Ridges Master Plan committee co-chairs Shawna Bolin and Joe Shields during a meeting held May 3 at Baker University Center.

Greg Obi authors chapter for “Grassroots Leadership and the Arts for Social Change”
Ohio University Chillicothe’s Assistant Professor of Business Management Technology, Greg Obi, recently authored a chapter in book by the International Leadership Association (ILA) on agents for social change.

May 2
Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Flex Points to expire June 30
All current Culinary Services Faculty/Staff Meal Plans and Flex Points will expire June 30. Those customers wishing to purchase a new meal plan for the 2017-18 academic year will be able to do so beginning July 6.

2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference inspires participants
On April 25, roughly 170 faculty and staff from across the University enjoyed sessions from dozens of local experts on a variety of topics related to student learning.

New Finance and Administration website to launch
The Finance and Administration website is undergoing a redesign and the new site will be live on May 12.

May 1
Ridges Advisory Committee meeting set for Wednesday, May 3
The Ridges Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet this Wednesday, May 3, at 9 a.m. in Baker University Center 219 on the Athens Campus.

Apr 28
Reminder regarding end of fiscal year reconciliation of leave usage
As the end of the fiscal year (FY 2017) approaches, University faculty and staff are reminded to make sure all planned and/or confirmed absences through June 30, 2017 are recorded in Absence Management using My Personal Information (MPI). This will ensure that leave balances are appropriately reflected and carried over into the new fiscal year (FY 2018).

Apr 26
Kaylor and Mexican colleague expand Culture and Society courses
COIL Fellow enhances Culture and Society Course

Science classes from Zanesville and Mexico share experiences
COIL Fellow expands student experiences

Apr 25
Dr. Dywayne Nicely receives Editor’s Choice Award for research on supplemental instruction strategies in mathematics
OUC's Dr. Dywayne Nicely recently received the 2017 Association for University Regional Campuses of Ohio (AURCO) Journal Editor’s Choice award for his paper on Supplemental Instruction.

Pleasant wins Ohio University Accessibility Ally Award
Robert Pleasant, who coordinates diversity and inclusion at Ohio University's Southern Campus, was awarded the 2017 Accessibility Ally Award at the 2017 University College Honors Ceremony hosted by the Athena Cinema in Athens on April 19.

Apr 24
South Green Drive traffic configuration will change during work this summer
This summer, Ohio University will replace the failed culvert under South Green Drive with a new concrete culvert designed to improve the performance and longevity of this system.

Apr 21
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.

Poet Kari Gunter-Seymour wins BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard competition
The National Federation of State Poetry Societies announced that the first-place winner of the 2017 BlackBerryPeach Spoken and Heard competition is Kari Gunter-Seymour of Albany, Ohio.

Apr 20
iCUE Spotlight: April 20-27, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week we're looking at a special campus tour, 100 years of music at OHIO and Spotlight on Learning.

Bryan Benchoff to step down as vice president for University Advancement and president/CEO of Ohio University Foundation
Bryan Benchoff was named president and CEO of the LSU Foundation and Vice President of Institutional Advancement effective July 17.

Apr 19
STRS mitigating rate to change July 1, 2017
STRS recently announced the mitigating rate for the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) and STRS Defined Contribution Plan (STRS-DC) will decrease from 4.5% to 4.47% effective July 1, 2017.

OPERS mitigating rate to change July 1, 2017
The change, announced by OPERS on March 29, will increase the mitigating rate for the Alternative Retirement Plan (ARP) from 0.77% to 2.44%.

University Human Resources releases updated 2017-18 Educational Benefits form
If your dependent (spouse/domestic partner, child, etc.) plans to attend Ohio University in the fall of 2017, please submit an Educational Benefit Request Form, Qualified Dependents 2017-2018. Timely submission of this form can ensure correct billing.

Transportation and Parking Services announces new, convenient parking permit renewal process for faculty and staff
Beginning this summer, Transportation and Parking Services (TPS) is making it easier for Ohio University faculty and staff to renew their on-campus parking permits.

OUC’s Obi to present on technology and learning practices at 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference
Greg Obi, Assistant Professor of Business Management Technology at Ohio University Chillicothe, will be presenting at the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference: What are Students Learning? at OHIO’s main campus April 25, 2017

OUC’s Price publishes first book on inequality in higher education
Dr. Monica Hatfield Price, Ohio University Chillicothe Adjunct Professor of Communications, wants to help change the conversation about inequality in higher education today.

Apr 18
Budget Planning Council releases FY18 budget update
The message provides a brief overview of where the University stands and the steps BPC is taking with the budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18), which runs from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

Apr 17
Professor conducts Safe Zone training at Zanesville Campus
Professor Amy White recently conducted Safe Zone training for the local community and students at the Zanesville Campus.

Apr 14
April 21 reception to honor Center for International Studies Director Steve Howard
A reception to honor Professor Steve Howard for his 26 years of service and leadership to the Ohio University Center for International Studies will be held on Friday, April 21.

Apr 13
Minor changes anticipated for OHIO’s WOUB Public Media stations after FCC Spectrum Auction
Ohio University’s WOUB Public Media stations, WOUB-TV (Athens) and WOUC-TV (Cambridge), have announced that minor changes will occur in the coming months as the result of an FCC Spectrum Auction.

Christina Wright selected as first Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence
College of Business visiting professor of sports administration Christina K. Wright has been named the first Multicultural Faculty-in-Residence effective Fall Semester 2017.

Apr 12
Deadline to apply for course design studio is April 18
Participants will receive guided instruction as they work to design or redesign an online or blended course. The workshop is May 1–5 from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.