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Faculty & Staff News

Jul 29
Ohio University announces new director of Utilities
Steve Wood, executive director for Facilities Management, announced that Joel Baetens has been appointed as the director of Utilities in the department of Facilities Management.

Jul 24
E.W. Scripps School of Journalism welcomed 141 students for High School Journalism Workshop
Students interested in a career in journalism received an intensive four-day lesson in the profession during the Ohio University E.W. Scripps School of Journalism’s 2015 High School Journalism Workshop.

Journalism instructor Nerissa Young honored with SPJ Adviser Award
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Nerissa Young as the David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award recipient. Young teaches in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, where she advises the student SPJ chapter.

Jul 23
Fundraiser planned for Russ College administrative specialist
A fundraiser for Tammy Jordan, an administrative specialist in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology who is battling cancer, will be held Aug. 2.

Jul 22
Keffer named enrollment, student services director at Southern Campus
Kim Keffer is the new enrollment and student services director at Ohio University Southern.

Jul 21
Data visualization expert John Grimwade to join OHIO VisCom faculty
John Grimwade, a renowned expert in infographics, began his tenure as an assistant professor in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication on July 15, 2015.

Faculty/Staff volunteers needed to help first-gen Bobcats
Are you an Ohio University faculty or staff member who was a first-generation college student (meaning you were the first person in your family to attend college)? Are you interested in volunteering to help support the success of first-generation students at OHIO?

Jul 20
Candidates for director of Women's Center visiting campus
Meetings and lunches with the four candidates are being held this week in Athens.

Two new staff members hired in Diversity and Inclusion
Alicia Chavira-Prado has joined the staff at Ohio University as the special assistant to the vice provost for diversity and inclusion while Marlene De La Cruz-Guzman has been named the new director of the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention (OMSAR).

Jul 16
MIS professor presents findings to Canadian Information Processing Society
Recently, Nadège Levallet, a management information systems professor in the College of Business, was invited to present her thesis findings to the Canadian Information Processing Society. Her research centered on the role that information technology and systems play in helping leadership seize unexpected business opportunities.

Jul 15
A message from Human Resources regarding FY16 raise pool guidelines
The following email was sent to all benefits eligible faculty and staff on 7/14/15.

Jul 13
Meet Paula Carpenter, June 2015 Classified Employee of the Month
Paula Carpenter, administrative coordinator in the Scripps College of Communication, is the June 2015 Classified Employee of the Month. Find out more about her here.

Optics and photonics society honors Ohio University electrical engineering professor with senior status
<br />The visiting Stocker Professor for Ohio University’s Russ College School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has been recognized as a senior member of The Optical Society.

Russ College dean named president of Ohio Society of Professional Engineers
Dennis Irwin, dean of the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University, has been named president of the Ohio Society of Professional Engineers.

School of Media Arts & Studies hosts 62 students for High School Media Workshop
School of Media Arts & Studies hosts 62 students for High School Media Workshop

Update from Human Resources regarding change for missed premiums
Human Resources recently updated the benefits module of the Oracle HRIS system. Included in the update is a change to how missed premiums for benefits will be handled.

Jul 10
Southern Campus’ Charles Jarrett hits a home run with Storyboard narrative
Charles Jarrett’s story, titled “Clark Gable Smile,” was written for Storyboard, a national project that inspires individuals to tap into memory and write about the defining moments of their lives using innovative, unorthodox and playful methods in standard workshop format.

Jul 9
Clarifying changes to retirement plan contributions to OPERS and ARP plans
The biennial budget bill recently passed by the State Legislature included language that freezes the mitigating rate at its current level of 0.77% for two years or until a long term solution regarding the mitigating rate is enacted.

Clarifying upcoming changes to employee contributions to STRS and the STRS mitigating rate
We recently communicated upcoming changes to retirement contributions announced by the State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio (STRS), including changes to employee contributions and to the mitigating rate applied to the Alternative Retirement Plan. The following serves to further clarify upcoming changes to retirement contributions for STRS and ARP plans.

Jul 8
Marcy Keifer Kennedy named to National Commission on Clinical Practice in Teacher Preparation
Marcy Keifer Kennedy, director of The Center for PDS Partnerships, has been named to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education new Clinical Practice Commission.

Jul 7
Exciting enhancements made to OHIO’s promotional items purchasing landscape
Exciting enhancements made to OHIO’s promotional items purchasing landscape

Jul 2
A message regarding fiscal year 2015-16 raise pools
The following message was sent to Ohio University faculty and staff on July 2, 2015.

Emotional space studies panel humanizes Space Shuttle Columbia disaster
On Tuesday, two ISU faculty members shared their experiences as NASA employees who served on the 2003 Space Shuttle Columbia accident response team.

International space policy leaders discuss humanity’s future exploration of space
Space policy leaders tackled tough questions on Monday at a distinguished panel titled “The Future of Human Spaceflight.”

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman is featured speaker at the British Columbia Council for International Education Summer Seminar
Campus Dean and Associate Professor of German at Ohio University Zanesville Dr. Jenifer Cushman delivered the luncheon plenary address and served on the Global Experts panel at the BCCIE 2015 Summer Seminar in Whistler, Canada.

Jun 25
OHIO researcher and alum wins national award for improving aviation navigation tech
A researcher at Ohio University’s Avionics Engineering Center and recent Ph.D. graduate has recently won the 2015 William E. Jackson Award from the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics (RTCA), marking the fifteenth win from OHIO in the 40-year history of the award.

‘New Space’ entrepreneurs inspire future commercial space leaders during public panel
Participants in International Space University’s (ISU) 28th Space Studies Program (SSP15), Ohio University campus and community members gathered Tuesday night at Baker University Center Theatre to hear from four distinguished space entrepreneurs, each leading advances in the global space markets with new services, products and technologies.

Jun 24
An update from Human Resources regarding the STRS and OPERS mitigating rates
An update from Ohio University Human Resources to employees regarding mitigating rate changes for STRS and OPERS.

Anderson named director of external relations at Zanesville Campus
Jarod Anderson has been named director of external relations at Ohio University Zanesville.

Jun 23
Employee appreciation event to coincide with July 1 ‘Under the Elms’ concert
Ohio University will be providing lemonade and watermelon beginning at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, prior to the 7 p.m. start of the final “Under the Elms” concert of the summer.

Jun 19
Administrator and recent alumna gets healthy and inspires others
Shelley Barton has been on a journey over the last few years. That journey has featured a shift to plant-based eating, many miles on the bike path, countless 5ks and more.

OHIO’s Ferrier named panelist for Online News Association keynote presentation
Dr. Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for graduate students, research and innovation in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, has been named to the Online News Association’s 2015 conference keynote panel, which will headline its conference and awards presentation Sept. 24 -26 in Los Angeles.

Jun 18
Ceramics professor awarded Baker Fund grant
A professor in the School of Art + Design at Ohio University has received a Baker Fund award. Tom Bartel was one of six faculty members to receive funding during the spring cycle of the awards

Professional Master in Sports Administration Program ranked first in field
TheBestSchools.org recently named the Professional Master of Sports Administration Program at Ohio University first in its list of “The Best Online Sport Management Master Degree Programs.”

Jun 12
Farewell reception for Ryan Lombardi is June 19
The Division of Student Affairs invites the OHIO community to a farewell reception in honor of Ryan Lombardi, the outgoing vice president for student affairs, from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, June 19.

OHIO’s Terry Eiler receives ASMP’s Susan Carr Educator Prize
The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), the premier trade association for professional still and motion photographers, has awarded the 3rd annual Susan Carr Educator Prize to Terrill (Terry) E. Eiler for his significant contributions to the education of photography students and professional photographers.

Jun 11
President McDavis announces selection of interim vice president for student affairs
A message from President Roderick J. McDavis regarding the selection of an interim vice president for student affairs.

Jun 10
Goss named City of Dublin director of development
Donna Goss, who has served for the past four years as OHIO’s Director of Real Estate Development, Community Engagement and Economic Development, has been selected as the City of Dublin’s new Director of Development.

Jun 8
Status of Administrative Group III transition
University Human Resources is mapping the nearly 300 Administrative Group III transition requests to its current compensation structure. If your department has an Administrative Group III position that will continue after June 30, you must complete a Staff Requisition in PeopleAdmin immediately.

Jun 4
A message from University Human Resources regarding end-of-year personal time usage
As the end of the fiscal year approaches, University faculty and staff are reminded to submit all paperwork for leave time used during the year to Payroll before June 30.

Now's the time to use the CUE
It's summer at OHIO. The pace is a little slower and campus is much quieter. It's the perfect time for University departments and registered student organizations to add University event information to the central Calendar of University Events (CUE).

May 29
For 2015 Outstanding Lecturer Tom Suter, it’s all about the love of art
Tom Suter, senior lecturer for art at the Southern Campus, received the 2015 “Outstanding Lecturer Award ” for Regional Higher Education at Ohio University.

May 28
Pamela June recognized for publications at Ohio University Eastern
Pamela June, assistant professor of English at Ohio University Eastern, has been recognized for publishing two scholarly articles recently.

Southern Campus’ Hayley Haugen is a woman of many words
Long before Hayley Haugen joined the faculty at Ohio University’s Southern Campus in 2007, she had a love affair with words.

May 26
A message regarding FY 2015-16 employee reappointment
This message was sent from the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Vice President for Finance and Administration on Tuesday, May 26.

Cathy Hart retirement reception is Thursday
A retirement party for Cathy Hart, a communications officer 3 for the Ohio University Police Department, will take place on Thursday, May 28, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Scott Quad Courtyard.

May 21
Scripps journalism professor to visit C-SPAN as part of AEJMC program
Hans Meyer, an assistant professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is one of six members of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), selected as 2015-16 Scripps Howard Foundation Visiting Professors in Social Media.

May 20
CLDC staff presenting at national, regional conferences
Employees at Ohio University's Career and Leadership Development Center have been invited to present a total of seven times at three of the nation’s largest professional development association conferences.

Ohio Quality Matters Consortium visits campus for annual meeting
Members of the Ohio Quality Matters Consortium came to Walter Hall on May 15 for the group’s annual member meeting. Around 75 attendees participated in information sessions focusing on online course design using the Quality Matters (QM) rubric.

May 18
Dance professor wins Presidential Teacher Award
A professor in the School of Dance, Film, and Theater has won Ohio University’s Presidential Teacher Award. Tresa Randall, associate professor of dance, was named a Presidential Teacher for the year 2015.