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Nov 20
Gala celebrates OHIO’s global story, includes first-ever Lifetime Achievement Awards
Ohio University’s global story was on full display at this year’s Global Engagement Awards Gala where faculty, staff and alumni were honored for their commitment to international education and cross-cultural learning and the International Education Week Committee presented its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Awards to two individuals among OHIO’s most-notable global champions.

Christine Sheets set to retire after 32 years of service
The assistant vice president for OHIO’s Division of Student Affairs, Sheets’ last day at Ohio University will be Thursday, Nov. 30. A celebration of her retirement is planned for 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in the Bromley Hall Lounge.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 20-26, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at calendar.ohio.edu. This week, a living legend speaks on campus and we get a break for Thanksgiving!

Nov 17
‘A Beautiful Remedy’ documentary wins a national award at NCA Convention
“A Beautiful Remedy,” a documentary co-produced by the Barbara Geralds Institute for Storytelling and Social Impact and WOUB Public Media, has been named the top award winner for Best Aural Visual Project in the 2017 Ethnography Division for the National Communication Association (NCA).<br />

Nov 16
Scripps College of Communication retirement celebration for Sandy Rawlins Nov. 29
Please join the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication to celebrate the career and retirement of Student Services Specialist Sandy Rawlins on Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 3-5 p.m. in the Schoonover Center Lobby. Light refreshments will be served.

Financial Systems Enhancements conversion tools available in OBI
Financial Systems Enhancements conversion tools available in OBI

Proposals released for second cycle of Academic Innovation Accelerator
The Office of Instructional Innovation’s (OII) Ideation Event sparked new ideas for teaching and learning at OHIO. OII will work with each project lead to determine how to move forward with each idea.

Nov 15
Multiple lactation rooms available to parents
Parents who breastfeed their infants should know that Ohio University has added several new lactation rooms on the Athens Campus, as well as rooms on both the Eastern and Southern regional campuses.

Nov 14
TrollBusters founder part of AI panel at WVU Hackathon
Women at the West Virginia University Reed Media Innovation Center tackled gender, racial, and religious biases during a hackathon this past weekend focused on diversifying artificial intelligence.

Update on the progress of the University Teaching, Learning & Assessment Committee
Last February, the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost requested that Deans, Department Chairs/School Directors, and assessment coordinators from all units work with the Teaching, Learning and Assessment Committee to create annual summaries of assessment-related activities within units for inclusion into the Assessment Clearinghouse.

Nov 13
Deadline for faculty, staff to complete ‘Bridges’ sexual misconduct module is Nov. 17
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has set a goal of 100 percent completion of the online “Bridges: Building a Supportive Community” training module for all faculty and staff by Nov. 17.

Nov 9
System downtime planned to enable Financial System Enhancements (FSE) conversion
Ohio University will convert to a new Chart of Accounts beginning Thursday, November 30 at 5:00 PM through Tuesday, December 12 at 12:00 PM. The Chart of Accounts conversion will affect individuals across all Ohio University campuses and many systems will be unavailable for processes because of this conversion. An announcement will be sent when systems are available to campus users.

Nov 8
Webinar + Conversation: Advising Students with Depression
Join University College's Advising & Student Services for a NACADA-produced webinar and post-viewing conversation on Nov. 27

Nov 7
OHIO lecturer to discuss new book documenting team’s triumph, disability rights
Josh Birnbaum, a lecturer in the School of Visual Communication, is hosting a lecture on his new book, “Dream Shot: The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship,” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, in Schoonover Center 145.

Nov 6
Report of final grades and final examinations instructions for fall semester
The Office of the Registrar sent out the instructions for reporting final grades and scheduling final examinations this fall semester.

iCUE Spotlight: Nov. 6-12, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, the Patton College welcomes The New York Times and your last chance to see OHIO football at home this year.

Nov 3
Molecular research gets boost via 1804 Fund grant for new equipment
Ohio University’s 1804 Fund has provided seven faculty researchers from the Russ College, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine with a $64,000 grant to purchase two instruments that will facilitate molecular research.

Journalism professor speaks at United Nations on online abuse of women journalists
Speaking before the member state and nongovernmental organization representatives at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City yesterday, Dr. Michelle Ferrier, associate professor in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and founder of TrollBusters, urged the representatives to create coordinated, global and local strategies to address violence against women journalists.

Three Ohio University Faculty to participate in Mid-American Conference’s inaugural Academic Leadership Development Program
Three faculty and administrators from Ohio University have been selected as 2017-2018 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) fellows.

School of Media Arts & Studies retirement celebration for Roger Good Dec. 1
Please join the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies to celebrate the career and retirement of Associate Professor Roger Good on Friday, Dec. 1 from 3-6 p.m. in the 1804 room on the fifth floor in Baker Center. Light refreshments, cake and beverages will be served.

Nov 1
Athens Area Mediation Service offers free 15-hour mediator training sessions Nov. 11-12
Participants who attend the sessions will learn tools for communication and conflict resolution skills that can be applied in personal, business and professional settings.

OHIO faculty and staff launch Basic Needs OHIO Initiative to address needs of students, community
As the winter holidays approach, a broad-based group of Ohio University faculty, staff and administrators has launched a new initiative to assess the University’s efforts to meet the basic needs of students experiencing food, shelter or financial insecurity.

Human Resources to launch Dependent Eligibility Verification Program
Ohio University works hard to preserve the benefits we offer to you and your dependents under our healthcare plans. In order to continue to do this, in November 2017, we will begin a Dependent Eligibility Verification Program conducted by HMS, an independent verification firm. All Ohio University employees who have a dependent enrolled in our medical, dental, or vision plans will be required to participate.

Oct 27
OHIO honors excellence in faculty research and teaching at recognition ceremony
The event celebrated the 2017 Presidential Research Scholars and the winners and finalists of the Presidential Teacher Award and the Provost’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

AIA supports microcredentialing pilot project at OHIO
Staff in the Division of Student Affairs share their process of implementing a new program at OHIO, which was possible from the support they received from the 2016 Academic Innovation Accelerator.

Oct 25
OHIO faculty discuss open textbooks [PHOTOS]
On Oct. 17, OHIO faculty attended a workshop hosted by the University Libraries, which earlier this fall joined the Open Textbook Network, to address increasing textbook costs.

Ideation Event inspires ideas for teaching and learning at OHIO
The 2017 Ideation Event launched the second cycle of the Academic Innovation Accelerator (AIA). Proposal submissions for the AIA are due Friday, November 3.

Oct 24
Training available for new Project Initiation Form and Project Approval Request
Ohio University will implement new processes and forms for facility project requests and approvals on November 13. All units, departments, colleges, divisions, and individuals who wish to initiate a capital project at OHIO will begin utilizing a comprehensive, online Project Initiation Form (PIF) and process.

Oct 23
Lecturer Josh Antonuccio to run NYC Marathon in memory of the late Haden DeRoberts
During his life, those who knew Haden DeRoberts knew him as a music lover. DeRoberts came to Ohio University in 2011 and created his own specialized studies degree in event planning and nonprofit management. Along the way, DeRoberts met his academic advisor, and eventual mentor, Josh Antonuccio, a lecturer in the School of Media Arts & Studies.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 23-29, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at calendar.ohio.edu. This week features a biweekly stroll, Halloween high jinks and recognizing excellence in teaching and research!

School of Media Arts & Studies retirement celebration for Vibert Cambridge Nov. 3
Please join the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies to celebrate the career and retirement of Professor Vibert Cambridge on Friday, Nov. 3 from 3-6 p.m. in the Maggie Davis Room on the first floor in Baker Center 120. Light refreshments, cake and beverages will be served.

Oct 20
Meet Tracy Crabtree, September Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Tracy Crabtree, an administrative specialist in Housing and Residence Life. She likes George Strait, "Big Bang Theory," and hanging out on the beach. Find out more about her here.

Interested in playing Tracer baseball?
Coach Pollock invites students to join Tracer Baseball team

Oct 19
President Nellis announces strategic pathways for Ohio University’s future during investiture address
The Ohio University Board of Trustees welcomed delegates from higher education institutions around the world Wednesday afternoon as students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of Ohio University gathered to install Dr. M. Duane Nellis as its 21st President.

Oct 17
Michael R. Deis appointed director of Avionics Engineering Center
Michael “Mike” R. Deis has been appointed Stocker Visiting Professor/director of the Avionics Engineering Center, effective Fri., Oct. 27. He will succeed Mike DiBenedetto who will serve until Nov. 10 and will continue as a senior research engineer.

Oct 16
Getting to know Coach Zack Pollock
Q& A with New Zanesville Campus Tracer Coach

Longtime coach passes the bat to a new generation
34-year coach turns reigns over to the next generation

Newmark Foundation grant to enable research by IWMF and TrollBusters on online harassment of female journalists in U.S.
The International Women’s Media Foundation has just received a grant from the Craig Newmark Foundation to conduct research in the United States on online harassment of women journalists. Ohio University Associate Professor Dr. Michelle Ferrier, founder of TrollBusters, will be the principal investigator on the project.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 16-22, 2017
The iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University. All information is taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events at calendar.ohio.edu. This week, Dr. M. Duane Nellis is officially invested as OHIO's 21st president!

Meet Charles 'Rusty' Thomas, September Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Charles 'Rusty' Thomas, senior buyer in the Purchasing Department. He likes contemporary Christian music, vacationing in Myrtle Beach and flipping houses. Find out more about him here.

Check out the latest news from Ohio University Press
Derek R. Peterson was named a 2017 MacArthur Foundation Fellow and Joanna Mishtal won the 2017 Adele E. Clarke Book Award from ReproNetwork. Find out more here.

Oct 13
Securing the Internet of Things
Your home router, your thermostat, or even your car could be targets for hackers. Learn how to protect your WiFi-enabled devices.

Oct 12
Ohio University delivers 1,500 pounds of supplies from Athens to Puerto Rico
If there were any doubts about what condition Puerto Rico would be in two weeks after Hurricane Maria, they were erased the moment Ohio University’s airplane touched down in San Juan.

Oct 11
School of Media Arts & Studies hosts 2017 Global Fusion Conference Oct. 13-15
The Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies will host the 2017 Global Fusion Conference Oct. 13-15 at the main campus in Athens. The Global Fusion Conference began in 2000 and promotes academic excellence in global media and international communication studies.

Oct 10
Russ College now houses micro-rheometer thanks to 1804 Fund
Ohio University’s 1804 Fund provides grants to further OHIO’s ability to produce in-house research. Thus far, the foundation has awarded more than $383,000 to fund research for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Oct 9
Meet August Classified Employee of the Month Leanna Ater
Meet Leanna Ater, a Chillicothe Campus records management specialist in the Financial Aid office. She likes Nashville, hanging out with her dogs and her lime green Jeep Renegade. Find out more about her here.

Diversity and Inclusion hosts third Multicultural Junior Faculty Mentoring Program Welcome Luncheon
The Office for Diversity and Inclusion hosted the third annual Multicultural Junior Faculty Mentoring Program Welcome Luncheon on Oct. 5 in the Multicultural Center in Baker University Center. The program offers junior faculty members support and assistance by assigning them a mentor.

Ohio University journalism professor wins top Online News Association awards
The Online News Association awarded $35,000 through its Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education to the Rural Remote Reporting Project at Ohio University.

iCUE Spotlight: Oct. 9-15, 2017
iCUE Spotlight highlights what's happening this week at Ohio University, taken from the official OHIO Calendar of University Events. This week, prospective students Experience OHIO, celebrates OHIO's faculty newsmakers, and the Monument Quilt makes a statement about rape culture.

Oct 8
New faculty/staff online sexual misconduct education module to launch Oct. 13
On Friday, Oct. 13, Ohio University will debut “Bridges: Building a Supportive Community,” an online education module that will be delivered via email to all OHIO faculty and staff (with the exception of AFSCME bargaining unit staff, who will receive it at a later date).