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Faculty & Staff News

Oct 1
OHIO celebrates inaugural Faculty Newsmakers Gala
Members of the Ohio University community gathered in the Baker University Center Ballroom the evening of Sept. 29 to celebrate the inaugural OHIO Faculty Newsmakers Gala, shining a spotlight on faculty who go above and beyond in promoting the University through the media.

OHIO’s Ferrier speaks at ONA15 keynote panel in Los Angeles
During the keynote panel Dr. Michelle Ferrier,was one of the four panelists sharing TrollBusters – a project she founded that is designed to fight online harassment with positive messaging.

Preview the transformation of food waste to fuel at bioenergy open house
Explore the new facility that houses pilot research converting dining hall food waste into fuel and fertilizer during the “Waste to Fuel: Bioenergy Open House” from 2 - 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at the Ohio University Compost Facility, 7876 Blackburn Rd., Athens, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs Environmental Studies program.

Scripps College to host Social Media Boot Camp for alumni, others
hio University alumni, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to sharpen and hone social media skills on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, when the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication and the School of Media Arts & Studies host a Social Media Boot Camp.

Sep 30
What we can learn from a broken Internet
A network outage is never a good thing, but the response can be.

Sep 29
Heritage College expands diabetes expertise with four research hires
The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has hired four faculty with expertise in diabetes-related medical research. The new faculty, Kevin Lee, Ph.D., Chunmin Lo, Ph.D., Craig Nunemaker, Ph.D., and Vishwajeet Puri, Ph.D., are members of The Diabetes Institute and will be housed in the college’s department of biomedical sciences. They were brought on board with financial support provided through the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation’s Vision 2020: Leading the Transformation of Primary Care in Ohio award.

Ohio University fueling station will close Oct. 2 as construction of new station begins
Ohio University’s fueling station, which is operated by OHIO Transportation and Parking Services and provides fuel to University and City of Athens fleet vehicles, will be taken offline Friday, Oct. 2 as construction begins on a new, larger station.

Sep 28
Annual Report highlights UCM projects, partnerships
Ohio University Communications and Marketing (UCM) recently released its 2014-2015 Annual Report in a video slideshow format for the first time. The nearly four-minute video highlights UCM's latest projects, services, events and partnerships.

Sep 25
Classified Service Awards Ceremony honors 160 staffers
Ohio University thanked 160 employees for their loyal service on Thursday during the 46th annual Classified Service Awards Ceremony.

Paint the Town Green to foster OHIO pride, Homecoming spirit
Paint the Town Green to foster OHIO pride, Homecoming spirit

Sep 24
Looking to continue your education? Consider OHIO's full-time MBA program
Ohio University’s full-time MBA program brings students from diverse backgrounds together for a comprehensive business education in one year.

Meet the College of Business Professor: From mountains to teaching, Tammy Reynolds keeps climbing higher
Executive-in-Residence Reynolds switched from the corporate world to academia without missing a beat

Students conduct research and solve real world business problems for big-name clients in the College’s Consumer Research Center
Last year, the College of Business added a sixth Center of Excellence to its catalog: the Consumer Research Center, or CRC. The CRC gives students the opportunity to gain marketing research experience by working with top consumer brands.

Sep 23
Call for Green Jacket Volunteers for Halloween 2015
Call for Green Jacket Volunteers for Halloween 2015

That’s a wrap! Junior Executive Business Program a smashing success
The Junior Executive Business Program is an eight-day, on-campus experience for juniors from disproportionately underrepresented backgrounds who are interested in studying business.<br />

Weinberg to stay on as Voinovich School dean
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit has announced that Mark L. Weinberg will continue his appointment as dean of Ohio University’s George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs through June 30, 2018.

Sep 22
Meet the September 2015 Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Erin Fraunfelter, the September Classified Employee of the Month. She enjoys Disney World, four-wheel drive vehicles and talking to people.

Sep 21
College of Business launches new #BusinessBobcat Buzz Podcast
#BusinessBobcat Buzz is a monthly podcast created for students at Ohio University's College of Business, hosted by Brianna Wilson. Most episodes are accompanied by a printable "cheat sheet" to highlight key learnings.

Meet the August Classified Employee of the Month
Compass features a Q&A with the non-bargaining Classified Employee of the Month. Each month, Classified Senate selects an employee to acknowledge and recognize as someone who is setting high standards for excellence and innovation.

Meet the College of Business Professor: Dr. Adam Rapp
#BusinessBobcat trivia: Which professor published a paper on superhero leadership and can describe himself in just 16 words? You guessed it: Dr. Adam Rapp, executive director, The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre and the Ralph and Luci Schey Associate Professor of Sales.

Office of Career Management expands offerings for the 2015-2016 school year in College of Business
Wondering what the Office of Career Management, #OCM, and #OCMonday are all about? Hear from the source as the Executive Director, Career Management & Student Services Jen Murphy talks about the College’s Office of Career Management

Replacing CommonSpot: Vendor demo dates announced
The four finalists will offer public demo sessions Sep 28, Sep 30, Oct 2 & Oct 8

Sep 18
Najjar named Heritage College Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Sonia M. Najjar, Ph.D., will join the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine as associate dean for research and innovation on Feb. 1, 2016. Najjar brings to the college two decades of research experience and a long affiliation with Ohio University through The Diabetes Institute and the Edison Biotechnology Institute.

Sep 17
Candidates for dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions to visit Athens Campus
Three candidates for the permanent appointment of dean of the College of Health Sciences and Professions will interview on the Athens Campus next week.

Sep 16
Announcing The Chart of Accounts Redesign Project
The COA redesign will impact the entire University and many of its systems. Several approaches are being used to assess the current state and gather input from the campus community.

Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month
Classified Senate is seeking nominations for the Classified Employee of the Month Award.

Updated Calendar of University Events launches with new features and improved usability
Ohio University’s central Calendar of University Events (CUE) launched this week with updated operations software designed to provide users with a more streamlined experience and new features.

Sep 15
A message regarding the Ohio University Ethics Hotline
In February 2006, Ohio University demonstrated its commitment to promoting a culture of ethics and integrity by contracting with EthicsPoint®, a third-party provider located in Portland, Oregon, to manage the Ohio University Ethics Hotline. This hotline is a toll-free anonymous telephone-based system available to all University employees.

Professor lands Fulbright teaching post in Canada
Professor Jennifer Chabot will head to McMaster University in Ontario, Canada this spring to tenure her Fulbright teaching appointment.

Sep 14
‘Creative Abundance’ screens to packed auditorium
On Thursday, Sept. 10, Schoonover Auditorium had every seat filled, and even had people lining the walls and sitting on the steps for the free screening of the “Creative Abundance” documentary.

Sep 9
TechGROWTH Ohio Wins Statewide Excellence Award for Outstanding Finance Program
TechGROWTH Ohio was recently awarded the 2015 Council of Development Finance Agencies (CDFA) Ohio Financing Roundtable Excellence Award for Program.

Sep 8
Boeninger elected president of OACAC
Candace J. Boeninger, assistant vice provost for enrollment management and director of Undergraduate Admissions, has been elected president to the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling.

Nominations being accepted for Presidential Teacher Award and The Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching
Nominations for both the Presidential Teacher Award and The Provost’s Award of Excellence in Teaching are now being accepted through Sept. 14.

University Human Resources issues memo regarding holidays and winter break closures
As indicated in Ohio University's Policy and Procedure #41.125, University Human Resources annually issues an official list of holiday observance dates.

University Human Resources issues reminder about drug-free workplace policies
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 3
Free screening of “Creative Abundance” to be held on Sept. 10
There will be a free public screening of the documentary film “Creative Abundance” on Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 p.m. in Schoonover Auditorium.

Ohio University Southern recognizes retiring faculty and staff
On Aug. 31, colleagues and family members gathered to honor retiring Ohio University Southern staff in the Vern G. Riffe Mains Rotunda.

Professors recognized with Presidential Teacher Award
Each year, a handful of professors at Ohio University are selected to receive the Presidential Teacher Award. On Monday, Aug. 31, two professors were recognized as recipients: Bob Klein and Tresa Randall.

Sep 1
Food Studies theme book club reads 'Fresh: A Perishable History,' Sept. 10
The Food Studies theme Book Club holds its first meeting on Fall 2015 on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5-6 p.m. in Alden 301U in the third-floor Faculty Commons. The club is reading Fresh: A Perishable History by Susanne Freidberg

Aug 31
Ohio University Women’s Center accepting applications for eighth year of mentoring program
The Ohio University Women’s Center will launch of the eighth year its Women’s Center Mentoring Program, which matches junior and senior women-identified students with a female mentor in their personal and professional fields of interest.

Sexual misconduct website reinforces University’s commitment to safe environment for OHIO community
Students, faculty, staff, parents and campus visitors now have a comprehensive resource for information related to the University’s sexual misconduct policy, Title IX compliance, training and resources for victims in a new website, www.ohio.edu/sexual-misconduct.

Aug 30
Southern Campus welcomes new faculty, staff
Ohio University Southern faculty and staff gathered outside on the Collins Patio Friday afternoon for a froyo social and a chance to meet and greet new personnel members.

Aug 27
First Data Visualization Professional Development Day a success
he first Data Visualization Professional Development Day was held on Friday, August 21 with a crowd of over 60 in attendance from departments across the University.

Holroyd receives Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society
Dr. Kenneth Holroyd, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in Psychology at Ohio University, received the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Headache Society.

Jones named Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature
Dr. Paul C. Jones is the new Samuel and Susan Crowl Professor in English Literature at Ohio University.

President McDavis delivers State of the University
On Wednesday, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis delivered his annual State of the University address to faculty and staff at the Margaret M. Walter Hall Rotunda. Below is a transcript of his remarks.

President McDavis reflects upon the Ohio University experience during annual Faculty and Staff Convocation
Opening his remarks with a heartfelt letter from the parent of a prospective student, Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis asked faculty and staff to reflect upon what makes OHIO a special place to be during the 2015 Faculty and Staff Convocation in Margaret M. Walter Hall Wednesday.

Aug 26
Kiel joins Ohio University Zanesville leadership team
An enrollment management, student affairs and student success expert, Gerald “Jerry” Kiel comes to Ohio University Zanesville with more than three decades of experience at public colleges and universities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Georgia and North Carolina.

Aug 24
Faculty/Staff Meal Plans available for the 2015-2016 academic year
Faculty and staff can purchase meal plans for the upcoming school year. These options are tailored to the needs of faculty/staff and provide added flexibility in daily food choices.

New method to identify expense (AP) reimbursement accounts for direct deposit
A change has been made in My Personal Information that makes it easier for employees to identify the direct deposit account to be used when receiving Accounts Payable (AP) reimbursements for expenses.