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Faculty & Staff News

Oct 15
Sign up now for upcoming Athens Campus trainings
Faculty, staff and students can sign up for these upcoming trainings. Email Bev Wyatt (wyatt@ohio.edu) to register.

Oct 12
International Dinner tickets now on sale
Tickets are now on sale for the annual International Dinner, which will be held on Sunday, Nov. 11 beginning at 6 p.m., in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Oct 11
Professor Dr. Nancy Stevens named 2018 Fall Commencement Speake
Ohio University announced today that Nancy Stevens, PhD and Professor in the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, will serve as the University’s 2018 Fall Commencement speaker.

40 alumni return for Salzburg 50th anniversary celebration
The Modern Languages Department celebrated the 50th anniversary of its study abroad program in Salzburg, Austria, in September.

Check out the latest news from the Ohio University Press
Ohio University Press book wins major award and author Robert Gipe was recently profiled in Oxford American. Read the details here.

Provost Chaden Djalali announces search committee for Ohio University’s Dean of Libraries
EVPP Chaden Djalali has announced that the search for OHIO’s next Dean of Libraries is officially underway. The University has retained executive search firm Isaacson/Miller to facilitate a national search, with Beverly Brady leading the team.

Athens Area Mediation Service offers free conflict resolution training, Oct. 11-Nov. 8
The trainings will be held for five consecutive Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Participants will gain valuable skills to help lead difficult conversations in productive ways.

Oct 10
Cyber Security: Protect yourself against malicious email
How to recognize and avoid email scams.

THATCamp event brings together humanists and technologists
On September 21 and 22, around 60 faculty, staff, and students met to discuss their interests in the Digital Humanities during a THATCamp event on the Athens Campus.

Oct 9
OHIO and Leipzig students collaborate on summer project
Ohio University students traveled to Germany over the summer to work with students from Leipzig University on a compelling project focusing on the opioid crisis.

Ohio University Economics Professor Roy Boyd to give seminar ahead of new book release, “Understanding the Mexican Economy”
Ohio University Economics Professor Roy Boyd will present a seminar on “The Mexican Economy in the Era of Trump” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018.

Meet Adam Grimm, August 2018 Classified Employee of the Month
The August 2018 recipient is Adam Grimm, a financial support specialist, who was nominated by Ruth Blickle. He likes watching westerns and football and visiting Cincinnati. Find out more about him here.

Dr. Chris Lewis named director of Office of Nationally Competitive Awards
This fall, Dr. Chris Lewis began as the director of the Office of Nationally Competitive Awards. ONCA provides students with resources and guidance as they apply for world-renowned and selective scholarships and fellowships.

Registrar issues deadlines for final grades and exams
Ohio University Registrar Debra Benton recently announced the important fall semester dates and information for final grades and exams.

Grants Accounting Fundamentals course available
Professional Development Pathways (PDP) provides tools, guidance, and learning opportunities for employees and supervisors who want to invest in talent development and career growth. A Grants Accounting Fundamentals course is a new professional development opportunity that is now available.

Oct 8
Russ Professor develops life-saving technology with Cranfield University, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
A small electrochemical sensor developed by an Ohio University distinguished professor has big potential to reduce – or even eliminate – the number of E.coli-related deaths and illnesses around the world.

Bobcat community invited to pedal with police
OUPD Community Relations Officer John Stabler started the Stroll Patrol program last fall, as a way to facilitate casual interactions between the police and the campus community. A year later, he is still leading groups of OHIO employees and community members on brisk walks around campus every Tuesday and Thursday at noon, but he also is giving his Bobcat family the opportunity to bike around campus together through Pedal with Police.

Oct 3
Faculty embrace Open Educational Resources
See what some faculty have done to reduce the cost of their students' textbooks and materials by participating in the OHIO–Top Hat partnership.

Oct 2
OUPD recognizes outstanding police officers, student survivor of sexual assault during annual Recognition Ceremony
The Ohio University Police Department recognized its most outstanding police offers and a student sexual assault survivor during its fifth annual Employee Recognition Ceremony on Sept. 25 in the Walter Hall Rotunda.

Chef's Table brings tastes of Oktoberfest to Athens
Culinary Services is bringing a German twist to their next Chef’s Table event. On Oct. 12 at 6 p.m., Chef Tim Bruce will be demonstrating how to prepare some Oktoberfest-inspired dishes in the Jefferson Marketplace Culinary Studio. Tickets for the events are $25.

Kathy Fahl spearheads basic needs initiatives for Student Affairs
In her new role, Fahl is charged with managing OHIO Basic Needs programs, which includes the Baker Food Pantry and a new “mini-grant” funding system for students at risk of not graduating because of basic needs emergencies. She is also responsible for coordinating post-crisis case management and providing daily support to students and families.

Dr. Tarez Graban slated to host lecture on archival materials
Dr. Tarez Graban, an associate professor of English from Florida State University, will discuss critical thinking in teaching and researching using primary sources, especially archival materials, on Thursday, Oct. 11. This event is free and open to the public.

Oct 1
Ohio Southern conducts business marketing workshops [PHOTOS]
Ohio University Southern and its Workforce Success initiative conducted three workshops in late September aimed at helping area business owners and entrepreneurs gain new strategies to market their companies. Funded by a United States Dept. of Agriculture grant, the sessions focused on creating a Story Driven Business culture.

Legislators, Dayton tech experts convene at Russ Research Center for annual research park picnic
Dozens of Dayton-area experts in aerospace, defense and manufacturing networked with legislators, community members, and Russ College of Engineering and Technology faculty and staff at Ohio University’s Russ Research Center annual picnic in Beavercreek, Ohio, Thursday.

Sep 28
Russ College faculty recognized at fourth annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala
Twenty-one faculty members of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology were honored Thurs., Sept. 20, at the fourth annual OHIO Newsmakers Gala.

Meet + Greet: Anahita Sanandaji, Instructor, Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Anahita Sanandaji didn’t know a thing about computers growing up, but she was intrigued when her father brought one home for the family. From that day forward, she knew she wanted to pursue engineering.

Purchasing Department invites faculty and staff to third annual Supplier Fair
Come Rock around the Clock with Ohio University purchasing staff and preferred suppliers at the third annual Supplier Fair on Wednesday, October 10 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom. The “Fabulous 50s” themed event will offer giveaways, refreshments and drawings, and appearances by Rufus the Bobcat and The King himself.

Faculty and staff encouraged to network at Multicultural Mix and Mingle
The Mix and Mingle was designed as an inclusive and fun way for the University community to drop in and network with each other at the end of the work day.

Sep 27
Student Resource Commons hosts book launch for Dr. Hayley Mitchell Haugen
The first full-length collection of poetry written by Hayley Mitchell Haugen, Ph.D., was released this month by Main Street Rag Publishing Company. The Southern Campus Student Resource Commons recently hosted a book launch event for Haugen, who shared readings of selected works from the new book.

Opioid response training presented at Ohio University Southern
As the region works to overcome the effects of the opioid crisis, Ohio University Southern is working to provide new strategies in the community. One step toward that goal involved a training session on Sept. 21, on the topic of Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment.

Sep 26
Fourth-annual Faculty Newsmakers Gala celebrates 378 newsmakers [PHOTOS]
Members of the Ohio University community gathered Sept. 20 to celebrate OHIO’s faculty – not for what they do inside their classrooms or research facilities, but rather for the above-and-beyond work they do to promote the University and its excellence.

Sep 25
Ohio University’s engineering and technology dean kicks off key NASA event
Dennis Irwin, dean of Ohio University’s Russ College of Engineering and Technology, last week addressed leading industry and academic experts in aerospace at a NASA event showcasing the brightest young engineers and scientists at NASA Glenn Research Center.

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month
At Ohio University, cyber security is everyone's responsibility.

Sep 20
Faculty and Staff Resource Fair is Oct. 3
Registration is available for the annual OHIO Faculty and Staff Resource Fair. The event will feature immunizations, breakout sessions, a multitude of exhibitors and refreshments. 

President Nellis highlights the far-reaching impact of OHIO during first State of the University address
President Dr. M. Duane Nellis shared the many ways that the University is impacting the community, region, state and nation during his first State of the University Address in the Walter Hall Rotunda on Sept. 18. Read the highlights here.

OHIO Honors Course Enhancement Workshops now open for faculty registration
In support of the OHIO Honors Program, six Course Enhancement Workshops will be offered to faculty between September and January. These workshops are designed to help faculty build OHIO Honors components into courses they are already teaching.

Sep 19
Classified Senate updates its nomination process for non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month
Classified Senate updated the Employee of the Month nomination process by adding four questions that will enable the award’s selection committee to more thoroughly evaluate the nominees.

OHIO visit to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal [PHOTOS]
Ohio University representatives traveled to Botswana, Ghana, The Gambia and Senegal in June and July and took part in a wide range of events with OHIO students, faculty, alumni and partner institutions.

Emancipation Day Celebration in Rendville, Ohio, is Sept. 22
The celebration will include live music, living history, speakers, a video of Rendville, activities for children, student presentations, dance and song entertainment, and a dedication of the Richard L. Davis Ohio Historical Marker at 12:30 p.m.

Russ College classified staffers honored for length of service
Ohio University honored three Russ College classified employees for more than eight decades of service combined, at the annual Classified Service Awards Ceremony on Wed., Sept. 5.

Seats still available for October Emergency Programs training sessions
The Emergency Programs Office and Ohio University Police Department still have seats available at three upcoming active shooter training sessions. Register now.

Sep 17
New Education Public Policy Leadership Certificate is an interdisciplinary effort
The certificate will expose participants to real-world theoretical and practical instruction, as well as experiences in education public policy leadership studies. The graduate-level program will run January-to-December and culminate in a three-day networking residency in Washington, D.C.

Sep 14
Faculty and Staff Multicultural Mix and Mingle is Sept. 20
Join new and returning OHIO faculty, staff and graduate students to celebrate the start of a new academic year and meet other colleagues on Thursday, Sept. 20. RSVP by Sept. 18.

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month
The Ohio University Emergency Programs Office offers support for emergency planning through the creation of a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) to address: Reduction in staff, loss of space and loss of technology/internet. It also offers monthly brown bag lunch training sessions and conducts active shooter training. Contact Emergency Programs for more information.

Sep 13
President Nellis, officials tour former prison amid effort to convert it
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis continued his recent community outreach efforts with tours of several locations in Athens and Hocking counties on Friday, Aug. 31.

Sep 12
Ohio University Eastern debuts new Lactation Room
Ohio University Eastern debuted a new campus Lactation Room for students and staff recently. The Lactation Rom, which was funded in part by the Women’s Center on the Athens Campus, is located in Office Suite 302B of Shannon Hall. It features a comfortable, private setting and is outfitted with a breast pump, a glider rocker, and some informational literature. The Lactation Room is open for students and employees throughout each school day.

Required notice regarding your prescription drug coverage and Medicare
This notice has information about your current prescription drug coverage and about your options under Medicare’s prescription drug coverage. This information can help you decide whether or not you want to join a Medicare drug plan.

Sep 10
OHIO employees encouraged to participate in Healthy OHIO
Available to Ohio University employees enrolled in the medical plan and their benefits-participating spouses/partners, Healthy OHIO is intended to give participants customizable tools and resources for a variety of wellness goals, while earning financial rewards for engaging. Sign up for a screening now.

Sep 7
President Nellis shares his concern for our community; actions the University is taking to increase safety
President Nellis shared the following message with his Athens Campus colleagues regarding the recent reports of sexual violence that have occurred on campus since classes resumed.

Classified Service Awards Ceremony honors 107 staffers
During the annual ceremony, employees were recognized for 10, 15, 20, 25, 30 and 35 years of service. Honorees received a special gift according to their years of service and President Dr. M. Duane Nellis thanked the employees for their outstanding service.