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Faculty & Staff News

Dec 2
Off campus access to MyHR returns; new login requirement will help thwart scammers
Starting Dec. 7, employees can turn multi-factor authentication on for MyHR and access it from off-campus.

CLJC, Castellano receive Ohio State Bar Foundation grants
Two Ohio University programs have been awarded grants by the Ohio State Bar Foundation. Dr. Ursula Castellano, Associate Professor of Sociology, was awarded a grant from the Ohio State Bar Foundation to finish a video project on Veterans Treatment Courts. Larry Hayman, Pre-Law Advisor and Specialist for the Center for Law, Justice & Culture, was awarded a grant for the center's Summer Law & Trial Institute.

Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes new faculty member, Travis White
Dr. Travis White was drawn to the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department by a recent graduate who loved her experience here.

Chemistry & Biochemistry welcomes new faculty member, Jessica White
Dr. Jessica White has been enjoying getting to know the students in class and around campus this semester.

New faculty Daniel Moak focuses in race and politics
Dr. Daniel Moak has joined Ohio University as Assistant Professor of African American Studies. He is also a new Faculty Affiliate of the Center for Law, Justice & Culture.

OUC’s Trube announced as Regional Campus Outstanding Professor Award Recipient for 2016
Dr. Barbara Trube has been announced as RHE's Outstanding Professor for 2016.

An update regarding budget planning for FY18
The purpose of this message is to provide an update to the University community about our budget planning efforts for fiscal year 2018 (FY18) to-date and what to expect from the process through the remainder of the FY17 fiscal year.

Dec 1
Virtual reality: an emerging game changer in healthcare
The Scripps College of Communication Immersive Media Initiative (IMI) collaborated with academics and healthcare experts at Ohio University, Northern Arizona University, and OhioHealth, to create a virtual emergency room for teaching medical students.

Parking lots designated as Tier 1 snow/ice removal locations announced
Parking lots designated as Tier 1 snow/ice removal locations announced

Nov 29
Athens AAUW building membership to make impact in community
In an effort to boost its impact on the Athens campus and in the local community, the Athens Branch of the American Association of University Women are hosting membership drive events on the Ohio University Athens Campus.

Nov 28
An update from UHR regarding FLSA overtime regulations
University Human Resources provided an update for OHIO staff impacted by the new FLSA overtime regulations.

Panel discussion on Trump administration is Tuesday
The Environmental Studies program in the Voinovich School for Leadership and Public Affairs will host a panel presentation titled, “Environmental Policy and Politics: What’s in Store with a Trump administration nationally and internationally?” from 7:15 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Nov 23
Athena Cinema and Ohio University host fifth year of holiday movies
If you are looking for alternative entertainment in uptown Athens, the Athena Cinema has a great option. The fifth annual Holiday Film Series begins Saturday, November 26 and offers tickets to holiday movies in exchange for food or cash donations for the local food pantry that benefit area residents in need.

Storytelling in the classroom builds engagement, facilitates learning
The Office of Instructional Innovation has released a new story featuring Dr. Lynn Harter discussing the rich benefits both student and teacher experience when using storytelling in the classroom.

Employee appreciation event to take place Dec. 7
Ohio University employees are invited to join the President and First Lady for live music and hors d'oeuvres on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 11:30 am to 1:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Nov 22
Ohio University Southern welcomes Sarah Diamond Burroway as director of external relations
On Nov. 14, Ohio University Southern welcomed Sarah Diamond Burroway as the new director of external relations.

Nov 21
Community library initiative includes Ohio University Press
Cbus Libraries, a grassroots initiative to promote central Ohio libraries, has created two community book exchanges that celebrate the Whitehall community in suburban Columbus.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 21-27
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: football's battle for the MAC East, Thanksgiving Break Activities for students and weekend basketball.

Nov 16
Faculty author most cited, most viewed online journal articles
Scholarly articles from two Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering faculty members have topped the charts in CORROSION, a leading research journal.

Civil engineers help unearth pipe problems with newly patented invention
Two Russ College researchers have received a patent for a security mesh they developed to sense underground pipe damage via detection of soil movement around the structures.<br />

Human Resources issues reminders about Winter Break Closure
University Human Resources would like to wish everyone a happy Winter Break Closure and offer a few reminders as we all prepare for a well-deserved break.

UHR issues PTO protocol reminder for upcoming holidays
University Human Resources has issued the following guidance to the OHIO community regarding the upcoming holidays, usage of paid time off and alternative work arrangements.

Nov 15
Financial System Enhancements project team adjusts timeline
Financial System Enhancements project team adjusts timeline

Ohio University Southern retiree recognized for 30 years of service
Ohio University Southern employee John Boright was one of nine OHIO employees honored for 30 years of service to Ohio University at the Classified Service Awards Ceremony.

Nov 14
iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 14-20, 2016
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: International Education Week, Doing Business the Donatos Way and the U.S. premiere of Rajko Grlic's award-winning film, "The Constitution."

‘Profiles in Faculty Achievement’ video features Scripps’ Benjamin Bates
Ohio University Communications and Marketing presents the fifth installment of its “Profiles in Faculty Achievement” video series with a feature on Benjamin Bates, a professor of communication studies in the Scripps College of Communication and a faculty member in OHIO’s Center for International Studies.

Nov 10
Learning beyond the classroom through social media
Dr. Fox joined forces with other universities to teach students how to use social media in a professional setting.

Meet the Professor: Dr. Andrew Fodor
Dr. Fodor utilizes a customized, flexible teaching style to connect with a diverse range of students.

Heritage and Scripps faculty team up to help educate young physicians on veteran healthcare
When Todd Fredricks, a physician with Ohio University’s Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Brian Plow, an associate professor and associate director for undergraduate studies in the Scripps College of Communication, joined forces to create a tool student physicians could use to better understand their future veteran patients ─ they knew they had found their answer ─ a documentary film called “The Veterans’ Project.”

Ohio University Small Business Development Center expands service area, boosts economic impact
Following an award winning year, the Ohio University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs will expand to serve a 12-county region of southeastern and eastern Ohio.

Nov 9
Environmental & Plant Biology welcomes new faculty member, Rebecca Snell
Dr. Rebecca Snell recently joined the faculty of the Environmental & Plant Biology Department at Ohio University.

Deadline to apply for Global Perspective Faculty Learning Community is December 15
The Faculty Learning Community will begin spring semester, with facilitators Dawn Bikowski and Talinn Phillips leading the discussion.

Four Ohio University teams move from research to commercialization through I-Corp@Ohio
Four Ohio University research and entrepreneurship teams completed a seven-week intensive training program as participants in the I-Corps@Ohio 2016 cohort, after they were competitively selected last spring to each receive $15,000 to assist their startups.

Libraries announces applications for reimagining the research assignment [VIDEO]
The Libraries is once again accepting faculty applications for the third round of  “Reimagining the Research Assignment,” a collaborative workshop between OHIO librarians and faculty to evaluate and improve student research skills—and foster student success.

Ohio University Culinary Services Manager Rosanna Nelson wins Patriot Award
Ohio University Culinary Services is proud to announce that Quality Assurance/HACCP Manager Rosanna Nelson has recently received the Patriot Award by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).

Nov 8
Book reception for Steve Howard’s ‘Modern Muslims, A Sudan Memoir’ to be held during IEW
A book reception for the new publication, “Modern Muslims, A Sudan Memoir,” by Ohio University Center for International Studies Director Steve Howard will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 15, in Schoonover Center 450.

Nov 7
iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 7-13
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: the CLDC Professional Leadership Certificate, Veterans Day Military Fitness Testing, and AAUW's Elect Her.

Marketing Symposium attracts more than 70 marketing and communications specialists [VIDEO]
More than 70 Ohio University marketing and communications specialists gathered on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in Irvine Hall for the third annual Marketing Symposium.

Nov 1
Battelle for Kids and Voinovich School expand relationship to create school-to-workforce pipeline
Battelle for Kids honored the Voinovich School with the ‘Friends of Battelle for Kids’ award, and the relationship between the two entities is continuing and growing as the Voinovich School and Battelle for Kids undertake a new project.

Chemical engineering professor granted $1.5M for biofuels research
A professor of chemical engineering has recently received a $1.5 million research grant to make biorefineries more efficient and more profitable by helping reduce the cost of environmentally friendly biofuels.

Registration for JobFest opens Nov. 15
OHIO's inaugural JobFest: Part Time, On-Campus, and Seasonal Employment Fair will take place from noon to 6 p.m. on March 21 in Baker University Center 240/242.

Documentary 'Navajo Math Circles' features OHIO math professor
WOUB will air the documentary, featuring Dr. Bob Klein, at 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3.

Oct 31
Two Scripps professors use speaker series to tackle nation’s social justice issues
In an effort to foster public discussions on America’s most polarizing social issues, two Scripps College of Communication professors created the “90 Minutes Series” this fall.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 31-Nov. 6
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week: Volkswagen scandal, how to improve your research and sustainability in Athens.

University launches OHIO Ready Staff program
Ohio University will launch a pilot program for providing temporary office and accounting staffing assistance in December. It will offer temporary accounting or office staffing support to fill gaps.

Oct 27
Meet Serena McCollum, October Classified Employee of the Month
Serena McCollum, a records management senior specialist, is the October Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Danielle Steel books, West Virginia, fishing and old Hollywood. Find out more about her here.

Meet Janice Gieseking, September Classified Employee of the Month
Janice Gieseking, a payroll senior specialist, is the September Classified Employee of the Month. She likes Michigan, reading Jimmy Buffett and hanging at the beach. Find out more about her here.

Four Patton College faculty recognized for exemplary research and writing
Four members of The Patton College – Drs. Barbara Trube, Beth VanDerveer, Mijeong Noh, and Rebecca Choi – were recently recognized for exemplary research and outstanding papers.

International Education Week to include global relations forums on Japan, China, Africa
Ohio University faculty and staff with an interest in working on projects related to Japan, China or Africa are invited to three open forums that will be held during International Education Week.

Oct 26
Nominations for Outstanding Administrator Award being accepted through Nov. 18
Any member of the Ohio University community can now nominate an OHIO administrator for the Outstanding Administrator Award, given each year to three administrators for their outstanding contributions to Ohio University.