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Faculty & Staff News

Sep 26
University Human Resources issues drug free workplace reminder
In compliance with the US Department of Education Drug Free Schools and Communities Act, the university must notify faculty and staff annually of its drug and alcohol policies and resources available to those seeking assistance for drug or alcohol issues.

Ohio University observes National Preparedness Month with business continuity planning resources
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security encourages individuals to be prepared for emergency situations they may face where they live, work and visit during National Preparedness Month each September – and Ohio University is aiding in preparedness efforts of academic and administrative units with significant progress in its efforts surrounding business continuity planning.

Sep 25
President M. Duane Nellis announces search committee for Ohio University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost
President M. Duane Nellis announces the members of the search committee for Ohio University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost.

Dr. Brianna Becker begins first year as director of Hillel at Ohio University
Dr. Brianna “Bree” Becker, who began her duties as the new director of Jewish life at Hillel at Ohio University in July, said she is excited about working closely with the University to better serve the local Jewish community.

Faculty Expert Series: A brief history of Immigration in the U.S.
Dr. John O'Keefe discusses how the American immigration system has reached a point of bitter divide through historical context.

Sep 24
Gawande lecture presents 'Voices of Silence: Deconstructing Ancient Indian Cultural History,' Oct. 5
The Gawande Lecture Series in Indian Religion and Philosophy and the Friends of India Endowment present “Voices of Silence: Deconstructing Ancient Indian Cultural History,” a lecture by Dr. Patrick Olivelle, on Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. in Bentley Hall 110.

Sep 22
‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video spotlights Lancaster’s Pamela Kaylor
An associate lecturer in Ohio University Lancaster’s School of Communication Studies who also teaches courses in women’s and gender studies, Pamela Kaylor is the latest OHIO faculty member to be featured in University Communications and Marketing’s “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series.

Sep 21
UHR will host Faculty & Staff Resource Fair Oct. 17
Representatives will be on hand from several University departments, as well as from approved retirement providers. The fair will also feature OPERS seminars, free flu shots, and door prize drawings.

MyOHIO Success Network available to students
The MyOHIO Success Network, an information and communication hub, can help you easily connect with your students and the other Ohio University faculty and staff supporting them.

Sep 20
Ohio University will kick off master’s in higher education cohort in January
Ohio University will be kicking off a Master’s in Higher Education (MHE) cohort in January 2018. Over several years, the MHE program has helped a wide variety of professionals launch and advance their careers in higher education.

Dr. Julia Paxton shares her experiences with service learning in economics
The Office of Instructional Innovation released a new story about how community experiences add depth and context Dr. Paxton's students that they wouldn’t otherwise experience in their studies.

Sep 16
Volcanologist Patricia Nadeau joins Geological Sciences
The Geological Sciences Department welcomes Dr. Patricia Nadeau as a visiting assistant professor this fall.

Briscoe receives a Fulbright award to the UK
Dr. Robert Briscoe, Professor of Philosophy, was awarded a Fulbright-Scotland Visiting Professorship from the US-UK Fulbright Commission. He will conduct research at the University of Glasgow.

Sep 15
UCM Annual Report highlights successes from 2016-17
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) has released its annual report, which highlights many of the initiatives and projects the department completed during the 2016-17 academic year.

Faculty and staff wellness program Healthy OHIO starts Oct. 1
Since 2008, Healthy OHIO has been a cornerstone of the wellness programming that WellWorks – a College of Health Sciences and Professions initiative – and University Human Resources collaboratively offer for OHIO employees and their spouses/partners. Healthy OHIO has continued to grow each year, providing an annual health screening and education to more than 1,600 participants this past spring.

Office of Emergency Programs announces upcoming training programs
OHIO's Office of Emergency Programs will offer two training sessions in November and December focused on active shooter response and tabletop exercise.

Sep 14
Introducing Skype for Business: 3 ways to stay in touch
Free online tool can enhance faculty & staff communications with instant messaging, video chat/screen sharing, and online meetings.

New login requirement coming for Faculty & Advising Center on Sep. 28, 2017
At noon on Sep. 28, 2017, Faculty & Advising Center - the system used by instructors and advisors to access class lists, advisee lists, and grades - will join a growing list of OHIO online services that feature a login protection called multi-factor authentication.

Sep 12
Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month
The award is used to recognize non-bargaining classified staff employees who are dependable, punctual, productive, positive, show initiative, take on additional responsibilities and serve as a role model. The entire Ohio University community, including students, is welcome to submit a nomination form.

P2P Improvements training now available
On September 18, the P2P Improvements team will be rolling out new functionality and improvements to the University. Read the P2P Improvements go live in September article for more information about the changes rolling out as well as opportunities to interact with the Purchasing and Accounts Payable staff.

Sep 11
Patton College of Education hosts inaugural Ed Talks
The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education hosted the first of what it hopes will be many Ed Talks this past summer. The event featured presentations by three Patton College faculty members.

Financial System Enhancement Launch moved to December
In response to campus feedback and resource constraints due to other projects, the Financial System Enhancements (FSE) Steering Committee has decided to move the launch of the FSE projects to December 2017.

OUPD receives Andy Griffith shotgun at annual Recognition Ceremony
The Ohio University Police Department recognized its most outstanding police officers during its annual Employee Recognition Ceremony. The evening was highlighted by the gift of Andy Griffith's former shotgun to OUPD.

President Nellis appointed to serve on State of Ohio economic development initiative
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis was recently appointed to the Third Frontier Advisory Board by Ohio Governor John R. Kasich.

Faculty, staff and students needed to serve on University Hearing Board
Ohio University’s Office of Community Standards and Student Responsibility is recruiting students, faculty and staff to serve on the University Hearing Board, with a specific need for faculty volunteers.

Sep 9
History’s Mattson researches new book on American punk
Dr. Kevin Mattson, Connor Study Professor of Contemporary History, spent the 2016-17 academic year on an Ohio University Faculty Fellowship Leave. His main focus was his newest book project: an intellectual and social history of American punk, especially during the first part of Ronald Reagan’s presidency. The project portrays American punk “as a serious and overlooked counterculture that went to the roots of what’s wrong with U.S. consumer culture.”

Sep 8
iCUE Spotlight: Sept. 11-17, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, a little music, a little magic and OHIO students' chance to tackle global issues.

Presidential Teacher Award and Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching nominations open
President M. Duane Nellis and Interim Executive Vice President and Provost David Descutner invite nominations for the Presidential Teacher Award and the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Nominations will be accepted through Sept. 18, 2017.

Ohio University Women's Club to host kickoff event Sept. 13
The Ohio University Women’s Club would like to extend an invitation for the women of the Ohio University community to join us for drinks and appetizers on September 13th as we celebrate the annual Kick Off of the Ohio University Women's Club.

First story in OII service learning story series features Sami Kahn
OHIO faculty are implementing service learning in their classrooms and seeing a positive impact on their teaching and their students' learning. Read about Sami Kahn's experience with her classes.

Sep 7
P2P Improvements go live in September
P2P Improvements go live in September

Sep 6
Disaster Response: When good deeds go wrong
Associate Dean of OUC, Dr. Brenda Phillips, explains how people can make a positive impact in disaster recovery through volunteering and donations.

Sami Kahn: Service Learning
OHIO faculty are implementing service learning in their classrooms and seeing a positive impact on their teaching and their students' learning. Read about Sami Kahn's experiences.

Registrations for reflective practice Faculty Learning Community due September 15
The Center for Teaching & Learning is currently accepting registrations for a fall 2017 Faculty Learning Community. The group will discuss teaching and learning practices, as well as the scholarship informing such practices.

Sep 5
Purchasing invites faculty and staff to supplier fair
The Purchasing Department will host their second annual Supplier Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom. Come meet many of Ohio University’s preferred suppliers and learn about the advantages and valuable solutions these businesses offer OHIO. The “Hawaiian Getaway” themed event will offer giveaways, refreshments and drawings, along with an appearance by Rufus the Bobcat. Come and enter to win two round-trip airfares to Hawaii. Be sure to bring your valid OHIO ID to register. The first 400 visitors to the fair will receive goody bags. All are welcome, but only employees may win.

Patton College Public Education Video Contest deadline is March 1
The competition is open to all P-12 educators and teacher leaders in Ohio’s public education system. Teachers—either as individuals or a team—should create a 2-3 minute video about why they are passionate about teaching and leading.

OHIO professor selected as first Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Sudan in decades
Steve Howard, a professor in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication’s School of Media Arts and Studies, is getting ready to travel to Northeast Africa where he will serve as the first and, for this year, the only Fulbright U.S. Scholar in Sudan in more than 20 years.

Sep 4
Web Accessibility Coordinator to help make OHIO's online presence more inclusive and accessible
In June of this year, Laura Fathauer joined OHIO’s Office of Information Technology (OIT) in the newly created role of Web Accessibility Coordinator. This position's primary focus is on building a solid strategy for making OHIO's digital content more accessible.

Sep 1
Information for faculty regarding new grading policy for 2017-18
This past spring semester the Faculty Senate and the Provost approved the “Resolution on Academic Participation and Changes to “F” and “W” Grades.” These changes to grading are being implemented for Federal compliance reasons. This article includes details that are important for faculty to know.

Faculty newsmakers to be celebrated at Oct. 12 gala
A record-breaking 373 Ohio University faculty members who were featured in the media in 2016 will be honored at the third annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala, which will take place Thursday, Oct. 12, in the Baker University Center Ballroom on the Athens Campus.

Employees encouraged to update contact information for emergency communications
With the start of the new academic year, the Office of Emergency Programs is encouraging all employees to update their contact information in the University system to ensure that they receive text messages in the event of an emergency.

Aug 30
Libraries' Cathy Sitko enters retirement after 36 years of service
After 36 years of service to Ohio University, Cathy Sitko will retire on Thursday, Aug. 31. She found time to reflect back on her career and also share her retirement plans.

Aug 28
iCUE Spotlight: Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, a unique cultural experience, getting to know the CLDC and the first First-Gen Friday!

Aug 25
New faculty and staff email newsletter launches Aug. 28
Ohio University faculty and staff will notice a new email in their inboxes on Monday, Aug. 28, as OHIO Employee News, the new faculty and staff newsletter, launches to coincide with the start of the 2017-18 academic year.

WellWorks hosting events, specials for OHIO employees during September
This September, Ohio University employees and their spouses/partners are eligible for the new “Fall for Wellness” membership special. Employees can try out WellWorks free for one week.

Facilities Management and Safety provides guidelines for tent installation on University grounds
In order to ensure proper safety precautions and protect University property and activities, Facilities Management and Safety is providing the OHIO community with guidelines for installing temporary tents for outdoor entertainment events on the Athens Campus.

New restrictions announced for specialty vehicles operating on campus
Effective January 1, 2017, the State of Ohio enacted new legislation pertaining to the operation of low speed (LSV), under speed (USV), and utility vehicles on public property. The legislation enables local authorities to permit these vehicles on their roads, subject to certain restrictions.

Aug 22
OUC hosts solar eclipse viewing party for community
Ohio University Chillicothe seized the opportunity to host a community education event on campus that attracted more than 250 people for the solar eclipse viewing.

Aug 18
A statement from President Nellis regarding recent faculty resignation
A statement from President Nellis regarding recent faculty resignation

Aug 16
Financial System Enhancements: Training schedule and third party systems
The Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project represents a combination of initiatives that will be available in November 2017 and includes the Chart of Accounts Redesign (COA), a new Financial Approvers tool and the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module, and supported by enhanced reporting capabilities within Oracle Business Intelligence (OBI).