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Faculty & Staff News

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.

Jeremy Webster appointed dean of Zanesville Campus
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit and Executive Dean of Regional Higher Education Bill Willan announce the appointment of Jeremy Webster, Ph.D., to dean of Ohio University’s Zanesville Campus after a comprehensive search.

Apr 10
Four faculty honored at 2017 University Professor award ceremony
On Thursday, April 6, four faculty members were presented with the University Professor award during the 46th annual awards ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding teaching at the University.

Meet March Classified Employee of the Month Linda Sinift
Meet the March Classified Employee of the Month Linda Sinift. She likes the beach, snow skiing, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock and Dodge Challengers.

Affordability and Efficiency Purchasing Work Group established
As communicated last fall, the Ohio Task Force on Affordability and Efficiency has directed that Ohio University comply with various mandates and directives to maintain high quality education while decreasing institutional costs. There are several initiatives underway on campus that support these mandates.

Financial System Enhancements: COA structure and segments highlighted
Financial System Enhancements: COA structure and segments highlighted

Apr 7
The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be: Protecting Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change
This Tuesday, April 11, teach-in will explore the impacts of a changing climate to familiar species like monarch butterflies and polar bears, as well as to pollinators and some of our lesser-known imperiled wildlife.

Apr 6
OHIO professor’s name will adorn hill near his former home
Ray Postolovski learned a lot from Dr. Hubertus “Hugh” Bloemer about cartography during his time at Ohio University. Now an employee of the U.S. Geological Survey, Postolovski could think of no better tribute than to make sure Bloemer’s name, and former home, were officially on the map.

University administrators celebrated at 2017 Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Service ceremony
Ohio University administrators were recognized for their contributions and service to the University March 30 during the 2017 Outstanding Administrator Awards and Recognition of Service ceremony, hosted by Administrative Senate, in the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda.

iCUE Spotlight: April 6-12, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Navy Band, finding jobs for teachers and tastes from around the globe for International Week.

Benefits open enrollment information for eligible faculty and staff
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period is scheduled to begin the afternoon of Monday, April 10, 2017. The enrollment period is scheduled to close on Friday, May 5, 2017.

Volunteers needed for Spring Commencement
The Division of Student Affairs is seeking volunteers from the Ohio University community to assist with the 2017 Spring Commencement Ceremonies.

Apr 4
Meet Debra Crabtree, the February Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Debra Crabtree, an administrative services specialist in Alumni Relations. She likes true crime books, vacationing in South Carolina and KISS concerts. Find out more here.

Apr 3
OUC Theater Program brings “Ghosts” to life in spring production
OUC's theater program will present "Ghosts" beginning April 6 at 8 p.m. in Bennett Hall Auditorium.

The Interlink Alliance to hold fourth faculty development conference at Morgan State University
Numerous African-American scholars, including guest speakers from Ohio University and Morgan State University, will be attending "Teaching, Learning and Leading: Advancing Pedagogical Solutions for Globalization in Higher Education” during the fourth faculty development conference April 21 and 22 at Morgan State University (MSU) in Baltimore, Md.

Mar 30
iCUE Spotlight: March 30-April 5, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening in week ahead at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, honoring administrators, walking for a cure, celebrating grads and movies!

Mar 29
Patton College to host forum on substance abuse
Ohio University’s Patton College of Education will host a Regional Community Forum: New and Important Issues in Public Education from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 4, at the Athens Community Center.

University Human Resources announces benefits changes for FY 2017-18
The recommendations include changes to premiums and cost sharing in the PPO plan, and changes regarding utilization management of certain prescriptions.

Mar 28
Essayist and poet  to speak at Alden Library during Literary Festival
On Friday, April 7, featured poet Tom Sleigh (11 a.m.) and essayist Gerald Early (noon) will read from their work and lecture on literary topics of general interest to the audience.

University mourns death of psychology professor
University mourns death of psychology professor: Harry Kotses was leader in asthma self-management field

Governor appoints Dell Robinson to Ohio University Board of Trustees
Dell Robinson, a former chair of the OHIO National Alumni Association, has been named to the University's Board of Trustees.

Mar 27
Holocaust Memorial Program — A World Erased: A grandson’s search for his family’s Holocaust secrets
Award-winning writer Noah Lederman will speak at Ohio University at 7 p.m. Thursday April 13, in Baker University Center Ballroom A. His poignant memoir, "A World Erased," transports readers from his grandparents’ kitchen table in Brooklyn to World War II Poland.

Doctoral students share experience working on OHIO’s Department Self-Assessments for Inclusion and Accessibility, winners announced
In January, Ohio University’s Presidentially Appointed Committee on Disability and Accessibility Promotion (PACDAP) Leadership Implementation Team launched the Department Self-Assessment for Inclusion and Accessibility, a tool to help departments reflect on their efforts to incorporate accessibility planning into their day-to-day activities and identify resources needed to further those efforts.

Layla Sweet is University’s first female ROTC commander
Ohio University’s Reserve Officer Training Corps program is breaking new glass ceilings. Lt. Col. Layla Sweet recently became the University's first female ROTC commander for either the Air Force or Army.

Mar 23
iCUE Spotlight: March 23-29, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Baker Peace Conference, opera for the rest of us, running for science and sustainability fun.

Mar 22
OUC students take on activism with consent, sexual assault and sex education event
Ohio University Chillicothe students Morgan Bivens, Tessa Byers, Vanessa Chandler and Leah Hollis organized a campus event centered around the issues of consent, sexual harassment and the importance of comprehensive sex education March 22, 2017.

'Equal Means Equal' film shines light on women's issues
“Equal Means Equal,” was screened at Ohio University Chillicothe March 21 with special guest, filmmaker and director Kamala Lopez.

Registration open for Spotlight on Learning Conference
Registration for the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference is now open. The event will take place on Tuesday, April 25, from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. in Alden Library. Multiple concurrent sessions are centered around the theme "What are students learning?"

Administrative Service Awards to be held March 30
Dedicated administrators at Ohio University will be honored on Thursday, March 30, at the annual Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony. This year's ceremony will be in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Mar 20
New president and first lady officially greet faculty, staff and students
Hundreds of faculty, staff and students filled the Walter Hall Rotunda on Friday to greet new president Dr. Duane Nellis and his wife Ruthie. The first couple will begin their official duties on June 12.