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Faculty & Staff News

Jul 24
iCUE Spotlight: July 24-30, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, show a little love to your muscles, learn how to find great employees, celebrating the children and stargazing.

Jul 20
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Shari Clarke reflects on her time in Athens
Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion Dr. Shari Clarke was hired as the founding vice president for diversity and inclusion at Eastern Washington University. She reflected on her time in Athens.

Jul 19
Search committee named for Vice President for University Advancement & President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation
President M. Duane Nellis, in a message to the OHIO community, announces the search committee for the position of Vice President for University Advancement & President and CEO of the Ohio University Foundation.

P2P Improvements Coming Soon
Over the past six months, the P2P Improvements Project Team has worked to streamline processes and improve BobcatBUY (BCB) functionality for campus users. An objective for the project is to eliminate duplicative process steps, streamline workflow steps, and reduce processing times. Some of the changes coming in August include a new Supplier/Payee Information Form for use with the standard W9, a new Payment Request process, a new form for creating requisitions for Service Agreements, and an enhanced Payment Dashboard.

Jul 17
Deadline to apply for course design studio is August 1
The Office of Instructional Innovation is currently accepting applications for a week-long, intensive workshop on (re)designing online and blended courses. Apply by August 1.

Jul 14
iCUE Spotlight: July 17-23-2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, learning about employment at OHIO, a family-friendly film and a musical comes to campus!

Jul 13
Ohio University Southern announces staffing changes
Assistant Professor of Nursing Mashawna Hamilton was recently named Associate Director of Nursing at Ohio University Southern, replacing Molly Johnson who has been named the Assessment and Evaluation Coordinator for all Ohio University nursing programs.

Jul 12
Faculty Expert Series: Viewing the battle for women’s reproductive rights through ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Faculty Expert Series discussion on the significance of "The Handmaid's Tale" and the battle for women's reproductive rights.

  OUC staff engaging in military, veteran education issues
OUC Associate Dean, Dr. Brenda Phillips, recently attended the Ohio National Guard Education seminar that discussed military and veteran issues in education.

Jul 10
Financial System Enhancements: Major project milestones and segment highlights
The Financial System Enhancements (FSE) project represents a combination of initiatives planned to 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).

iCUE Spotlight: July 10-16, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, days of plays, research matters and getting healthy!

Jul 6
Instructional designer receives Blackboard Exemplary Course Award
Instructional designer receives Blackboard Exemplary Course Award

Stein Haven presents “Chaplin and the Beat Generation” in Italy
Learn a bit about the Beat Generation in Lisa Stein Haven's interview with Matt Micucci of Fred Film Radio

Procure to Pay Improvement Project underway
In response to campus feedback, Finance initiated the Procure to Pay (P2P) Improvements Project, with a focus on improved efficiency in business process and technology for P2P services. The project kicked off in mid-January with academic representatives as well as Finance functional leads on the newly formed P2P Business Operations Work Group.

Jul 5
Individual Compensation Distribution Module to replace EMS
During November 2017, in coordination with the Financial System Enhancements project go-live, a new module, Individual Compensation Distribution (ICD) will be implemented in Oracle to replace the additional compensation and contract processes currently handled within EMS (Employee Management System).

Jul 3
An outline for web accessibility: Structure your content
You don’t have to be a code whiz to make web pages accessible. All you have to do is visualize your content as an outline.

Patton College of Education to host inaugural ED Talks July 14
The Patton College of Education will host the inaugural ED Talks event on Friday, July 14. The event will feature three presentations by faculty members followed by an opportunity for a question and answer period and complimentary lunch.

iCUE Spotlight: July 3-9, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, celebrating Independence Day, a new production and art!

Jun 30
Zanesville Campus safety and facilities personnel busy helping the community [PHOTOS]
Zanesville Campus Safety and Facilities personnel are building playgrounds and helping others in the community. Check out the photos.

Jun 28
Meet June Classified Employee of the Month Teresa Tyson-Drummer
Meet Teresa Tyson-Drummer, an administrative coordinator in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She likes Jeep Cherokees, Australia and Ellen DeGeneres. Find out more about her here.

Jun 27
Bobcat Depot offers fingerprint and background checks
Bobcat Depot offers fingerprint & background checks for Ohio University and the surrounding community. The process takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete per customer.

Jun 26
Online parking renewal launches for faculty and staff
Ohio University faculty and staff whose parking permits are set to expire in June 2017 began receiving notifications via their OHIO email account about their option to renew their parking permits online without the need to visit the Transportation and Parking Services office on the Athens Campus.

Jun 23
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free 15-hour mediator training sessions
The Athens Area Mediation Service is sponsoring free 15-hour mediator training sessions in Athens and Nelsonville, Ohio. Participants who attend the sessions will gain valuable skills to help lead difficult conversations in productive ways.

Jun 15
Classified Senate to host June 20 Safety Day event
Classified Senate will host Safety Day for classified employees on Tuesday, June 20 in Walter Hall Rotunda. The free event will include lunch.

Jun 14
OHIO wins Deshpande Symposium’s 2017 Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship award
The Center for Entrepreneurship at Ohio University, a partnership between the College of Business and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, was named the winner of the 2017 Deshpande Symposium Award for Excellence in Student Engagement in Entrepreneurship.

Jun 13
Recent acquisitions to the Rare Book Collection
Alden Library’s Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections acquires books that diversify and broaden the scope of the Rare Book Collection.

Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned
Financial System Enhancements- HR Dashboard and training planned

Jun 12
President Nellis names David Descutner Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at Ohio University
President M. Duane Nellis has appointed Dr. David Descutner as Interim Provost of Ohio University, effective July 1st. Acting as interim provost will allow Descutner an opportunity to advance the University’s academic mission while assisting Dr. Nellis with his transition as the University’s 21st President.

Ohio University joins national climate change initiative
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has signed a commitment to the international community to endorse actions being taken at local and state levels to address climate change in support of the Paris Agreement.

Board of Trustees agenda for June 22-23 meetings released, University highlights key topics for discussion, consideration
The Ohio University Board of Trustees will convene, and welcome Dr. M. Duane Nellis to his first official Board engagement as OHIO’s 21st president, Thursday, June 22-23 at the Zanesville Campus.

Trube to present at international conference on mentoring in London
Dr. Barbara Trube will be presenting at the 7th International Mentoring and Coaching Research Conference at Greenwich University in London, United Kingdom June 14-15, 2017.

iCUE Spotlight: June 12-18,2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, bidding farewell to EVPP Benoit and lots of music!

Jun 10
Tom Davis named Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation
Ohio University has named Dr. Tom Davis the University’s Interim Vice President of Advancement and Interim President/CEO of The Ohio University Foundation. Dr. Davis, who has more than three decades of experience in higher education, will officially join the Advancement team on Friday, July 7.

Jun 8
OHIO community invited to farewell reception for Pam Benoit on June 14
All students, faculty and staff are invited to a farewell reception for Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit as she departs Ohio University.

Jun 7
Janice Haynes, retiring OHIO Accessibility Liaison, leaves her mark on accessibility
Accessibility Liaison Janice Haynes will retire from OHIO this summer after over twenty years of service to the University. Haynes currently serves as an office coordinator in the Dean of Students Office and Division of Student Affairs. Haynes has also served the University through various positions and involvement on Classified Senate and several other committees, including the Accessibility Liaisons.

Researching America's popular culture archives
Dr. Tony Vinci was one of a few scholars selected to attend BGSU's Popular Culture Research Institute in May.<br /><br />

Ohio University Chillicothe to receive historical marker honoring Joseph Carter Corbin
An Ohio historical marker unveiling commemorating Chillicothe native Joseph Carter Corbin will take place June 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. on the grounds of the Ohio University Chillicothe campus.

Reducing Course Material Costs
Faculty across OHIO are taking steps to reduce material costs for their students. See what a few of them are doing.

Jun 5
iCUE Spotlight: June 5-11, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, kids learn golf, getting a little global culture, and Athens Pride Fest!

Jun 2
Greg Newton appointed Scripps associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity
Scripps College of Communication Dean Scott Titsworth has announced the appointment of Greg Newton, Ph.D., to associate dean for graduate studies, research, and creative activity. The three-year appointment begins in July.

May 31
Meet May Classified Employee of the Month Sue Colley
May Classified Employee of the Month Sue Colley likes Quebec City, Steve Buscemi and "The Rockford Files." Find out more about her here.

Meet DOSA’s Employee of the Semester: Brian Heilmeier
As senior assistant director of student activities, Heilmeier contributes to the vibrant student experience for which OHIO is known.

2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference Video
Watch OII's new video about the 2017 Spotlight on Learning Conference, view a photo gallery, session recordings, and more.

May 30
First Scholars Program seeks mentors for first-generation students
The First Scholars Program is seeking additional mentors to work with students for the 2016-17 academic year. Participation requires less than 20 hours per semester of your time.

May 25
Ohio University Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit named Senior Vice President and Provost at University of Alabama at Birmingham
Ohio University Interim President David Descutner announced today that Pam Benoit, Executive Vice President and Provost, has accepted a new position at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She will serve as UAB’s new Senior Vice President and Provost. Her appointment begins on July 1, 2017.

May 24
Accessibility: The web is for everyone
This is the first in a series of stories about making OHIO's websites more accessible to people with disabilities. Future installments will include tips on how to sharpen your skills in this area.

Emergency Programs Office announces schedule for upcoming workshops
The Emergency Programs staff is pleased to announce and to invite campus departments to three upcoming programs designed to encourage preparation for a significant disruption to business operations.

May 23
Haynes retiring from OHIO after nearly 30 years
A retirement reception for Janice "Jan" S. Haynes, administrative coordinator for the Office of the Dean of Students, will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 6 in the Maggie Davis Room on the first floor of Baker University Center.

May 22
OUC associate dean keynotes Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Mexico
Dr. Brenda Phillips served as a keynote speaker at the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction’s Multi-Hazard Early Warning Conference in Cancún, Mexico, held May 22-23.

May 19
Voinovich School EDA grant provides Adams County support for impacts of DP&L closures
Assisting Adams County to mitigate the economic effects of the impending closure of the Dayton Power and Light (DP&L) Stuart and Killen coal-fired power plants is the perfect opportunity for the Ohio University’s Voinovich School to put a new EDA grant to work.