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Faculty & Staff News

May 25
Box to OneDrive update: Transition in full swing
OIT has copied approximately one third of all employee Box content to OneDrive and will finish in July.

May 23
Campus members participate in county’s first annual CERT training
Members of the Ohio University Chillicothe Campus community attended a two-day Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) workshop on May 19-20, 2018 at the local Ross County Emergency Management Agency. The training consisted of two days of classroom instruction and hands-on exercises that lasted about eight-hours each day.

May 18
Professional Development Pathways prepares for launch
The OHIO Professional Development Pathways program will launch later this month. As communicated in March, the framework for the first two certificates will be available for review at launch with training content to be developed throughout the year.

Employee parking deductions update
University Human Resources announced that beginning July 1, all employee parking deductions will be withheld on a post-tax basis.

May 17
OHIO hosts secondary school counselors from India
Ohio University Undergraduate Admissions hosted a stop on a “fly-in tour” of secondary school counselors from India in April. OHIO worked in partnership with KIC UnivAssist to bring the counselors to campus.

iCUE Spotlight: May 24-30, 2018
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Student Accessibility Services Recognized Two Staff Members as Outstanding Advocates
Student Accessibility Services Recognized Two Staff Members as Outstanding Advocates - Accessibility Ally Awards Presented for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

Web CMS project picks up pace for summer
OHIO's three-year project to improve website accessibility, usability, ease of maintenance, and brand consistency is gaining momentum.

May 16
Local professor appointed as new interim associate dean
After an internal search, Ohio University Chillicothe has announced that Dywayne Nicely, associate professor of mathematics, has accepted the interim associate dean position. Dr. Nicely will begin his new position on July 2.

2018 Spotlight on Learning Conference sparks important discussions
On May 3, around 145 faculty and staff from across the University enjoyed sessions from dozens of local experts on a variety of topics related to teaching in challenging times.

May 15
Russ Professor’s research finding makes cover of prestigious chemical engineering journal
A novel ammonia synthesis method developed by Ohio University Russ Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Gerardine G. Botte has been featured on the cover the prestigious Chemical Communications journal.

Register now for May 24 active shooter training
OHIO's Office of Emergency Programs will partner with the Ohio University Police Department to offer ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) training from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, May 24, in Baker University Center 231.

Keynote speaker discusses variety of healthcare issues during CHSP conference
As part of the School of Nursing’s “Serving the Underserved” Evidence Based Practice and Research Conference held at Ohio University on May 8, Susan Albrecht, PhD, RN, CRNP, FAAN, an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh, discussed using an interprofessional education program that can help healthcare professionals screen and address addiction behaviors.

May 11
First- to seventh-graders invited to Camp Boost
Camp BOOST 2018, a three-week summer camp at Ohio University, is looking for rising first- through seventh-grade students. The camp, which runs Monday-Friday, July 23 to Aug. 10, helps students get a jump start on the school year while providing a fun, social, and recreational environment.

Payroll reminds employees about end of fiscal year reconciliation of leave usage
As FY18 ends, faculty and staff are reminded to record all planned and/or confirmed absences through June 30 in the appropriate system to ensure that leave balances are appropriately reflected and carried over into FY19.

Libraries introduces OHIO Open Library
OHIO Open Library is a repository that allows both faculty and students to work free of charge and make works freely available worldwide. It works through bepress’ Digital Commons, a platform that hosts many other universities’ repositories.

May 8
iCUE Spotlight: May10-16, 2018
iCUE Spotlight is a weekly Compass feature to highlight what's in the CUE, Ohio University's official Calendar of University Events!

President Nellis announces "Day of Remembrance Ceremony" to take place May 16
President Nellis announces "Day of Remembrance Ceremony" to take place May 16 at 4:30 p.m.

OHIO professor sends seeds to space and conducts educational outreach on Earth
Sarah Wyatt, Professor in Environmental and Plant Biology and Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Ohio University, is recognized as an expert in gravitational and space biology. Using cellular and molecular approaches, she examines how plants sense and respond to gravity.

Business Continuity Planning summer training sessions announced
The Office of Emergency Programs has announced two summer brown bag training sessions for Business Continuity Planners. Space is limited.

May 7
Campus parking permit renewal now available online
Ohio University Transportation and Parking Services is now offering online permit renewals for OHIO faculty and staff.

May 3
Bobcat Depot fiscal-year ordering deadline is approaching
When departments order computers and other accessories from Bobcat Depot, the order will need to be placed in time for the item(s) to be received at the University prior to the end of the fiscal year if it is to be accounted for (billed) in FY 2018.

May 2
OHIO administrators honored for service, dedication at annual ceremony (PHOTOS)
Members of the Ohio University community gathered April 25 to applaud three OHIO administrators designated as outstanding administrators and to recognize those who are retiring and those who have served the University for at least 10 years.

Carter reaches 45-year career milestone at Edwards Accelerator Lab
Don Carter has spent the past 45 years as one of two engineers who manage the electrical and mechanical systems at the Edwards Accelerator Laboratory on a daily basis.

Ohio University Board of Trustees to hold spring retreat
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will hold a spring retreat at this session. No resolutions will be considered, and no actions will be taken. A media availability session will not be held.

Early retirement makes profound impact on Chillicothe campus
“The end of an academic year is usually bittersweet. As we approach graduation, we are pleased knowing that we have prepared our students for the world. But, it also means that sometimes some of our colleagues will be leaving – whether to pursue new adventures or to retirement.” – Dean Martin Tuck

New Transportation and Parking website coming soon
In June, Transportation and Parking Services will launch a new website as part of OHIO’s Web CMS project. The new site, at www.ohio.edu/transportation-parking, will merge the websites for Transportation and Parking. The new site offers improved accessibility and usability. The site will be organized by service and audience, so users can find what they are looking for more easily.

May 1
Call for Participants: Faculty Learning Communities to Assess Student Achievement of OHIO’s Common Learning Goals
To advance institution-wide assessment efforts, OHIO seeks faculty to participate in one of four Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) dedicated to assessing one of OHIO’s common learning goals for baccalaureate programs. Friday, May 4, is the registration deadline.

Counseling and Psychological Services Director Fred Weiner to retire after 51 years at OHIO
On May 30, the Division of Student Affairs will gather to officially celebrate Fred Weiner’s legacy and honor his contributions to psychological services at OHIO.

Culinary’s Dawn West named DOSA Employee of the Semester
On April 30, Assistant Manager of Auxiliaries Dawn West was recognized as the Division of Student Affairs Employee of the Semester.

Professional Development Pathways will leverage technology for training
The Badging and Certification Project will provide on-the-job professional development opportunities for Ohio University employees through new learning opportunities recorded in Blackboard. The first badges and certificate are expected to be available summer 2018 with the full program launching during the 2018-2019 academic year.

Register now for May 15 active shooter training
The goal of this training is to help you be more prepared should an active shooter incident occur. RSVP to wyatt@ohio.edu.

Benefits Open Enrollment ends Friday, May 4
The annual Benefits Open Enrollment period will close at 5 pm. Friday May 4. Please log in to My Personal Information and access Self Service Benefits to complete your benefits enrollment.

Apr 30
Ohio University mourns the death of civil engineering adjunct faculty member
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology and greater Ohio University community is mourning the death of Civil Engineering Adjunct Faculty member Doug Davis.

Russ College welcomes new aviation business administrator
The Russ College of Engineering and Technology has welcomed Steven Owens as aviation business administrator in the Department of Aviation.

Russ College appoints new chair of Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Dennis Irwin, dean of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, announced today the appointment of Associate Professor and Undergraduate Chair Dale Masel to chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE), effective July 1. Current Chair and Russ Professor Robert Judd will return to the ISE faculty July 1 after leading the department almost twelve years.

Apr 27
Purchasing mandate for preferred suppliers moves into final phase
Purchasing mandate for preferred suppliers moves into final phase

Campus Climate Task Force subcommittee makes recommendations to improve University Professional Development and Departmental Leadership
The Campus Climate Task Force made recommendations to improve professional development and departmental leadership at the University.

Apr 26
Staples Business Advantage launches in BobcatBUY
Staples Business Advantage launches in BobcatBUY

Apr 25
OUPD detective and student sexual assault survivor recognized for their special courage
Ohio University Det. Mathew Austin and sophomore Brie Sivy were awarded the Law Enforcement and Survivor Special Courage Award (Team) at the 2018 Ohio Crime Victim Justice Center's Models of Justice Awards Celebration in Columbus. Det. Austin and Sivy were nominated by Survivor Advocacy Program Director Kim Castor.

Apr 24
Recipients of 2018 Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award honored
On Thursday, April 19, four graduate students were presented with the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence in graduate teaching assistants.

Meet April Classified Employee of the Month April Koska
April Koska, an executive assistant in the Scripps College of Communication Dean’s Office, likes peaceful vacations, Pink the singer, and watching her favorite TV show, "This is Us." Find out more here.

Apr 23
Russ College faculty and staff are celebrated at annual spring awards event
Russ College faculty and staff joined for the College’s annual spring awards Friday night in a festive evening that recognized outstanding teaching, research and contributions, and was host to Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis, and First Lady Ruthie Nellis, for special remarks. Executive Vice President and Provost Elisabeth Sayrs also attended.

Apr 22
Dennis Irwin to retire as dean of Russ College of Engineering and Technology
Interim Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs has announced that Dennis Irwin will be retiring as dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology, effective June 30, 2019.

Apr 20
Scott Seaman to retire as dean of Ohio University Libraries
Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs has announced the retirement of Ohio University Libraries Dean Scott Seaman, effective Dec. 31, 2018.

Campus Climate Task Force subcommittee shares strategy to improve employee compensation
Over the past four years, the University has made significant investments in the compensation of faculty and staff. Read about them here.

Apr 19
Outstanding administrators to be recognized April 25
The annual Administrative Service Awards Ceremony and the Outstanding Administrator awards will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, in the Walter Hall Rotunda. A reception will follow.

Global Engagement Award nominations now being accepted
The awards recognize current and former faculty and staff, as well as alumni for their outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at Ohio University or in their fields or disciplines.

Apr 18
Executive dean for Regional Higher Education to retire in June 2019
Interim Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayrs has announced that William “Bill” Willan will be retiring as executive dean for Regional Higher Education, effective June 30, 2019.

Cutler Scholars Program recognizes six outstanding mentors
The Outstanding Mentor Dinner, created and sponsored by the Cutler Scholars Program, is meant to express appreciation to the faculty and staff that have proven most influential in their mentees’ lives.