Sunday, Oct 23, 2016

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Faculty & Staff News

Oct 21
Ecuador open forum and meet and greet to be held Oct. 31
Ohio University faculty and staff interested in developing international collaborations in the Americas, particularly in Ecuador, are encouraged to attend an upcoming special event with faculty and staff from a partner university.

Oct 20
Faculty panel to discuss experiences with open access
Four faculty from the departments of math, political science, media arts and studies, and geological sciences will speak at the “Open in action: the practicalities and pitfalls” panel presentation, on Oct. 26 in Alden 319.

Gala celebrates OHIO’s faculty newsmakers
Members of the Ohio University community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Oct. 18 for the second annual OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, celebrating faculty who were featured in media reports during the 2015 calendar year.

Meet Cyndi Parsons, August Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Cyndi Parsons, an administrative assistant at WellWorks. She likes Bermuda, Def Leppard and Zumba. Find out more about her here.

Oct 19
An update from University Human Resources regarding FLSA overtime regulations
In response to changes regarding the updated Fair Labor Standards Act overtime regulations, University Human Resources will host two open forums for employees on Oct. 24 and 25.

Two students, professors join sixth year of Tsunami Volunteer Project in Japan
Ben Piper '17 and Nick Farris '19 participated in year six of the OHIO – Iwate Prefectural University Tsunami Volunteer Project in Japan on Sept. 24 and 25.

Oct 18
‘Managing Today’s Global Classroom’ workshop to be offered to faculty during IEW
Faculty members interested in learning new strategies for teaching diverse populations in their classrooms are invited to take part in a special workshop that will be held as part of Ohio University’s International Education Week in November.

Oct 17
iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 17-23
Here are a few highlights of what's in the CUE for the week of Oct. 17-23. The CUE is the best and most accessible way to find out and let people know what's happening on campus.

Oct 14
OHIO First Scholars Advocates support Athens Campus's first-generation students
Invitation for faculty and staff to participate in OHIO First Scholar's advocates program

Oct 13
Marketing Symposium 2016 to be held Nov. 2
Ohio University’s Marketing Advisory Council and University Communications and Marketing is pleased to present Marketing Symposium 2016: Adapting Mainstream Tools for Higher Education 1-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Benefits Advisory Council takes on new tasks
Ohio University’s Benefits Advisory Council (BAC) has resumed meeting this fall. Chaired by Professor of Biomedical Sciences Susan Williams and Chief Human Resources Officer Colleen Bendl, the BAC was established in 2014.

Customer service training wraps up
The Creating a Customer Service Culture training series was offered on the Athens campus in September with 94 Ohio University employees representing 16 departments participating in the two-part training.

Oct 12
Deadline to apply for course design studio is October 31
Faculty who are interested in the Office of Instructional Innovation’s Design Studio for Online and Blended Courses must submit the workshop application by Monday, October 31.

Oct 11
Free King Air flights available to faculty and staff
Ohio University Air Transportation Service now has an Outlook calendar for the King Air flight schedule and the empty seats are available free of charge to faculty and staff traveling on university business.

Appalachian Health Summit to take closer look at diabetes
Live Healthy Appalachia will present its fifth Appalachian Health Summit: Transforming Our Approach to Diabetes on Thursday, Oct. 20. This event will address innovative strategies for diabetes prevention and treatment.

Oct 10
iCUE Spotlight
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's in the University's official Calendar of University Events. This week: headshots, food trucks, and immigration.

Oct 7
Preparing for a new CMS: OIT Update #1
Web Services received funding approval for a new content management system (CMS). Over the next several months the Web Services team will begin the process of migrating the 200+ websites currently in CommonSpot to that new system.

Oct 5
Office of Information Technology to host IT Security Seminar Oct. 14
You are invited to join OHIO IT staff and visiting industry professionals on Oct. 14, 2016 for the ninth annual IT Security Seminar. This free, conference-style, one day event focuses on practical ways to improve data security, both personal and institutional.

Oct 4
Symposium to address solving environmental monitoring problems with new technology
Innovations in environmental monitoring and the incorporation of technology will be the theme for the upcoming symposium hosted by the Partnership for Digitally Connected Environmental Monitoring at Ohio University.

Meet the INPP director: physicist Daniel Phillips
For the past two years, Dr. Daniel Phillips, Professor of Physics & Astronomy, has been at the helm of Ohio University’s Institute of Nuclear & Particle Physics. During this time, INPP faculty members received external awards totaling more than $3.7 million to conduct studies in theoretical and experimental nuclear physics over a huge range of distances.

Oct 3
Call for Green Jacket volunteers for Halloween 2016
In an effort to keep Ohio University and surrounding areas safe during the Athens Halloween celebration, the University utilizes a program known as "Green Jackets." This program was created to provide an additional presence on and around campus during this celebration.

Oct 2
Workshop helps OHIO faculty, staff plan for study away programs
Ohio University faculty and staff involved and interested in study away programs met recently to discuss how to best recruit students to these programs.

Sep 30
University to stop courtesy tax withholding January 1
Beginning January 1, 2017, Ohio University will discontinue its current practice of courtesy tax withholding for municipalities. This change will affect any employee who currently has a local tax withheld in addition to the tax for the municipality they work in.

Sep 29
Instructional Innovation launches faculty features
The Office of Instructional Innovation has begun a series of in-depth feature stories about innovative faculty at OHIO.

Display and presentation look back on 30 years of OHIO archaeology
Elliot Abrams, professor emeritus of anthropology and founder of the Field School, will be presenting “Digging Up the Past: 30 Years of OHIO Archaeology” on Monday, Oct. 3 in Alden Library.

Sep 28
Ohio University honors five faculty and administrators for their contributions to the enhancement of diversity and inclusion on campus
Ohio University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion presented five awards for diversity and inclusion excellence in higher education at the second annual new Faculty and Staff Multicultural Welcome Luncheon yesterday.

Sep 27
Ideation Event ignites interest in Academic Innovation Accelerator
Around 100 attendees gathered at the event to discuss their ideas regarding the future of teaching and learning at OHIO.

Sep 26
A message regarding the personal observance of religious holidays
The following message was sent by Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit to the Ohio University community on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Unique program brings Saudi Arabian faculty to campus for research academy
An innovative summer program at Ohio University is now leading to new areas of research and collaboration for OHIO faculty members with a partner university in Saudi Arabia.

Sep 22
Meet Brenda Dorst, the July Classified Employee of the Month
Brenda Dorst, a records management senior specialist, likes vacationing at the beach, ghost hunting and watching "Everybody Loves Raymond." Find out more about her here.

First-Gen? Me Too!
Information about the "First-Gen? Me Too!" initiative from OHIO First Scholars

OHIO Auxiliaries to offer climate-controlled warehouse storage space and docking services
OHIO Auxiliaries to offer climate-controlled warehouse storage space and docking services

Sep 21
Diversity and Inclusion staff to recruit diverse staff members at national event
Office for Diversity and Inclusion will send a three-person team to the annual Institute on Teaching and Mentoring to recruit faculty and staff from underrepresented groups for teaching, research and administrative positions.

Roger Braun, director of percussion, receives the 2016 Presidential Teacher Award
The School of Music, and the College of Fine Arts celebrate Roger Braun, professor and director of percussion studies, on his recent recognition as a 2017 Presidential Teacher.

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.

Sep 20
OHIO celebrates faculty achievements during Faculty and Research Award Recognition Ceremony
Ohio University celebrated outstanding faculty on Tuesday, Sept. 6, during the Faculty and Research Award Recognition Ceremony in Baker University Center. Faculty members were honored with the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Presidential Teacher Award, and OHIO’s 2016 Presidential Research Scholars were also honored.

Sep 19
Financial System Enhancements to launch Fall 2017
In response to campus feedback, the project launch date of the Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project will be moved to Fall 2017. The FSE project, which encompasses the Chart of Accounts Redesign, the new Oracle Grants Accounting Module, and an updated Financial Approvers tool, was originally planned to launch in the Spring of 2017.

Sep 16
OUPD Chief shares the department's current goals and initiatives
With the start of the 2016-17 academic year, Ohio University Police Chief Andrew Powers took a few moments to share his thoughts on some important topics in Compass.

Registration deadline for Multicultural New Faculty and Staff Welcome Luncheon is Sept. 22
The second annual Multicultural New Faculty and Staff Welcome Luncheon will take place on Sept. 28. It serves as a welcome event and learning opportunity for new multicultural faculty and staff.

Sep 15
Preparedness at OHIO: Southern Campus overcomes staffing challenge with the help of its continuity plan
This article is second in a series highlighting preparedness efforts at Ohio University in observance of National Preparedness Month.

Sep 14
Biofuels entrepreneur Lyle Estill to speak about sustainable energy at Ohio University and local PawPaw Festival
Lyle Estill, president and co-founder of Piedmont Biofuels, will speak about sustainable energy at two separate events next week as part of a collaboration between Albany, Ohio’s annual PawPaw Festival and the Sustainability Studies theme at Ohio University.

Register for the Appalachian Ohio Mathematics and Science Teaching Research Symposium
The teaching and research symposium is a learning opportunity for mathematics and science pre-service and in-service teachers, school administrators, university and college faculty, and all others interested in STEM education.

Employees to use My Personal Information Self-Service Benefits to select benefits
The Human Resources Benefits Office has completed an update to the Self-Service Benefits section of My Personal Information (MPI).

Executive-in-Residence Tom Marchese brings 30 years of marketing experience to the classroom.
Executive-in-Residence Tom Marchese brings 30 years of marketing experience to the classroom.

Sep 12
OHIO continues post-tsunami relationship with Iwate Prefectural University
Dr. Tomomasa Sasa of Iwate Prefectural University, Japan made his fifth visit to Ohio University on Sept. 8 and 9 to confirm the details of plans to bring nine of his students from IPU to OHIO next March for a short-term intensive English Study Abroad Program designed by the Ohio Program of Intensive English in the Linguistics Department.

Free diabetes prevention program for OHIO employees begins Sept. 21
The Diabetes Institute at Ohio University is kicking off its latest National Diabetes Prevention Program on Sept. 21 with an information session about the program scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Human Resource and Training Center Room 154.

Sep 9
Meet the OUPD Officer: Ofc. Chad Touchet
Meet the Officer is an opportunity for the OHIO community to get to know Ohio University Police Department officers. In this edition, we learn about OUPD’s newest officer, Ofc. Chad Touchet.

Sep 8
Meet Cindy Meyer, June 2016 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Cindy Meyer, June 2016 Classified Employee of the Molnth. She likes graduate students, vacationing at Kentucky Lake and the Mercedes SLK350.

Sep 7
Patton College’s Jennifer Riggie Ottley is named an aRPy Ambassador
Jennifer Riggie Ottley, assistant professor of Early Childhood Special Education, has been named an aRPy Ambassador for the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center’s Division for Early Childhood.

OHIO seeks proposals for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding
The Request for Proposals (RFP) for Innovation Strategy Cycle 2 funding is now available at the Innovation Strategy website.