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Faculty & Staff News

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.

Dec 12
Ohio University Mail Services to consolidate pickup, delivery beginning 12/19
Ohio University Mail Services is consolidating afternoon pickup/delivery into the 9 a.m. to Noon morning routes. OHIO’s departments should plan accordingly to accommodate for this mail delivery and pick up adjustment.

Dec 9
The latest news from Ohio University Press
Read about the latest news from Ohio University Press.

Apply to faculty learning community by December 15
Applications are being accepted for a faculty learning community focusing on teaching with a global perspective and engaging diverse populations.

New website for Center for Teaching & Learning
The Office of Instructional Innovation has launched a new website for the Center for Teaching & Learning.

Dec 8
Winter weather emergency procedures announced
With winter weather approaching, Ohio University Human Resources has announced the University's policy on emergency closings.

McDavises host their final fall employee appreciation event [VIDEO]
President Roderick J. McDavis and First Lady Deborah A. McDavis hosted their final Fall Employee Appreciation Reception on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Dec 6
EDA awards Voinovich School $144K in funding to impact regional economic development
The Economic Development Administration (EDA) recently awarded Ohio University’s Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs $144,000 to advance regional economic development, while identifying rising industries in Appalachia to retrain workers in declining industries — such as coal mining — to fill those jobs.

Dec 5
Olympic gold medalist empowers business students to take on professional leadership roles
OHIO Head Swimming and Diving Coach and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Rachel Komisarz-Baugh discusses empowerment techniques with Strategic Leadership and Management students.

iCUE Spotlight: Dec. 5-11, 2016
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, #FinalsbyAlden events, the SMART Dialogue Series fall finale and Fall Commencement!

College of education, engineering and technology collaborate to teach kids STEM skills
For the past two years, students in Sara Hartman’s EDEC 3500 course and students in Neil Littell’s ETM 3010 course collaborated to design a variety of interactive, hands-on learning exhibits meant for informal learning settings.

Home grown giving: Dean of Students’ philanthropy had modest start
Jenny Hall-Jones had humble beginnings at Ohio University, and so did her philanthropy.

Dec 2
Off campus access to MyHR returns; new login requirement will help thwart scammers
Starting Dec. 7, employees can turn multi-factor authentication on for MyHR and access it from off-campus.

CLJC, Castellano receive Ohio State Bar Foundation grants
Two Ohio University programs have been awarded grants by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Dr. Ursula Castellano, Associate Professor of Sociology, was awarded a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation to finish a video project on Veterans Treatment Courts. Larry Hayman, Pre-Law Advisor and Specialist for the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, was awarded a grant for the center's Summer Law & Trial Institute.

Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes new faculty member, Travis White
Dr. Travis White was drawn to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department by a recent graduate who loved her experience here.

Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes new faculty member, Jessica White
Dr. Jessica White has been enjoying getting to know the students in class and around campus this semester.

New faculty Daniel Moak focuses in race and politics
Dr. Daniel Moak has joined Ohio University as Assistant Professor of African American Studies. He is also a new Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

OUC’s Trube announced as Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award Recipient for 2016
Dr. Barbara Trube has been announced as RHE's Outstanding Professor for 2016.

An update regarding budget planning for FY18
The purpose of this message is to provide an update to the University community about our budget planning efforts for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) to-date and what to expect from the process through the remainder of the FY17 fiscal year.

Dec 1
Virtual reality: an emerging game changer in healthcare
The Scripps College of Communication Immersive Media Initiative (IMI) collaborated with academics and healthcare experts at Ohio University, Northern Arizona University, and OhioHealth, to create a virtual emergency room for teaching medical students.

Parking lots designated as Tier 1 snow/ice removal locations announced
Parking lots designated as Tier 1 snow/ice removal locations announced

Nov 29
Athens AAUW building membership to make impact in community
In an effort to boost its impact on the Athens campus and in the local community, the Athens Branch of the American Association of University Women are hosting membership drive events on the Ohio University Athens Campus.

Nov 28
An update from UHR regarding FLSA overtime regulations
University Human Resources provided an update for OHIO staff impacted by the new FLSA overtime regulations.

Panel discussion on Trump administration is Tuesday
The Environmental Studies program in the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs will host a panel presentation titled, “Environmental Policy and Politics: What’s in Store with a Trump administration nationally and internationally?” from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Nov 23
Athena Cinema and Ohio University host fifth year of holiday movies
If you are looking for alternative entertainment in uptown Athens, the Athena Cinema has a great option. The fifth annual Holiday Film Series begins Saturday, November 26 and offers tickets to holiday movies in exchange for food or cash donations for the local food pantry that benefit area residents in need.

Storytelling in the classroom builds engagement, facilitates learning
The Office of Instructional Innovation has released a new story featuring Dr. Lynn Harter discussing the rich benefits both student and teacher experience when using storytelling in the classroom.

Employee appreciation event to take place Dec. 7
Ohio University employees are invited to join the President and First Lady for live music and hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Nov 22
Ohio University Southern welcomes Sarah Diamond Burroway as director of external relations
On Nov. 14, Ohio University Southern welcomed Sarah Diamond Burroway as the new director of external relations.

Nov 21
Community library initiative includes Ohio University Press
Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to promote central Ohio libraries, has created two community book exchanges that celebrate the Whitehall community in suburban Columbus.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 21-27
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: football's battle for the MAC East, Thanksgiving Break Activities for students and weekend basketball.

Nov 16
Faculty author most cited, most viewed online journal articles
Scholarly articles from two Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty members have topped the charts in CORROSION, a leading research journal.

Civil engineers help unearth pipe problems with newly patented invention
Two Russ College researchers have received a patent for a security mesh they developed to sense underground pipe damage via detection of soil movement around the structures.<br />

Human Resources issues reminders about Winter Break Closure
University Human Resources would like to wish everyone a happy Winter Break Closure and offer a few reminders as we all prepare for a well-deserved break.

UHR issues PTO protocol reminder for upcoming holidays
University Human Resources has issued the following guidance to the OHIO community regarding the upcoming holidays, usage of paid time off and alternative work arrangements.

Nov 15
Financial System Enhancements project team adjusts timeline
Financial System Enhancements project team adjusts timeline

Ohio University Southern retiree recognized for 30 years of service
Ohio University Southern employee John Boright was one of nine OHIO employees honored for 30 years of service to Ohio University at the Classified Service Awards Ceremony.

Nov 14
iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 14-20, 2016
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: International Education Week, Doing Business the Donatos Way and the U.S. premiere of Rajko Grlic's award-winning film, "The Constitution."