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Faculty & Staff News

Mar 26
Business Forum scheduled for March 31
Ohio University Finance and Administration will conduct their next Business Forum on Tuesday, March 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in Morton Hall 237.

Mar 24
Registration opens for Campus Recreation’s summer day camp
Ohio University’s Department of Campus Recreation is currently accepting registration for its one-week summer day camps, being offered June 15-July 24 for children ages 6-12.

Mar 23
Meet the February Classified Employee of the Month
Find out more about Barb Thomas, the February 2015 Classified Employee of the Month. The administrative associate in the Academic Advancement Center likes Elvis, the Hallmark Channel and her 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee and can't wait for retirement.

Registrar updates faculty and staff on spring semester final grades and exams
The following information was provided by University Registrar Debra Benton to OHIO faculty and staff as a reminder about final grades and final examinations.

Mar 20
Administrators celebrate accomplishments, milestones at Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony
Colleagues, family and members of the Ohio University community gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of nearly 180 administrators during the 2015 Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Services Awards Ceremony March 17.

William Phillis named Hicks Executive in Residence awardee
The Coalition of Rural and Appalachian Schools announced William L. Phillis as the 2014-15 recipient of the Hicks Executive in Residence at The Patton College of Education at Ohio University.

Mar 19
Branding OHIO through its principles: Part 5
In “Keep OHIO’s Tradition Shining Brightly,” one of UCM’s employees, Video Editor Todd, shows one way to ensure OHIO’s brand continues to shine.

Ten digit dialing takes effect for 740 area code on Mar. 21
Learn how the new dialing requirement will affect University wired telephone lines.

Transnational education and Learning Society Inc. accepting conference submissions
Transnational education and Learning Society Inc., announced today its 2nd annual conference and is now accepting submissions. The deadline is March 31.

University mourns loss of Professor Emeritus Donald Roberts
Ohio University is mourning the death of Professor Emeritus of Art Donald Roberts who died on March 16 at his home in Athens. He served as a professor of art in the Ohio University School of Art from 1953 to 1991.

Mar 16
A message from OHIO Human Resources regarding benefits changes
OHIO Human Resources announces benefits changes for spring open enrollment season.

Ohio joins SARA, eases the University’s state authorization process
Ohio recently became the 20th state to join the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (SARA). As the state takes this important step forward with state authorization, Ohio University soon will apply to the Ohio Board of Regents to be allowed to operate under SARA.

Science on Screen "American Hustle" viewing and discussion tonight
College of Business professor Faizul Huq will discuss how many of the difficult-to-shoot scenes in the hit movie, "American Hustle," were shot during a Science on Screen event that begins at 7 p.m. Monday, March 16, at the Athena Cinema.

University mourns death of David Underwood
Ohio University mourns the death of David B. Underwood, coordinator of the College of Business' Professional MBA program.

Mar 12
Administrative Service Awards to be held March 17
Ohio University will celebrate the exceptional and dedicated service of its administrative staff during the 2015 Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony from 3 to 5 p.m. March 17 in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Mar 11
Distinguished Professor France honored by University community
In keeping with a revered tradition that spans more than 55 years, Ohio University community members gathered Tuesday evening to honor 2014 Distinguished Professor Christopher France during the annual Distinguished Professor Lecture and official portrait unveiling.

Mar 10
Faculty Team-Teach Introduction to Sustainability Course
The Sustainability Studies theme is offering a new Introduction to Sustainability course that is team-taught by Dr. Nancy Manring in Political Science, Dr. Kelly Johnson in Biological Sciences, Dr. Dina Lopez in Geological Sciences, and Dr. Edna Wangui in Geography.

Haven’s expertise helps students make history connections
Lisa Haven, associate professor of English at Ohio University Zanesville, is an expert in all things Charlie Chaplin, which has spurred numerous interviews from school students from around the country who are participating in a contest as part of National History Day.

Ohio University President and Executive Vice President and Provost provide update on AQIP
President Roderick J. McDavis and Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit update faculty on Higher Learning Commission reaffirmation and AQIP.

Mar 5
Branding OHIO through its principles: Parts 3 and 4
This installation of the Branding OHIO series includes two videos: "Develop a Dynamic Duo" and "Use the Site, Luke."

Mar 4
Human Resources releases IMPACT on Wellness March newsletter
Newsletter features information on topics including the mindfulness movement, research on napping and improving creativity.

New College of Business executive director of Career Management and Academic Services working on vision for student development
Jen Murphy steps into newly created role

Ohio University Zanesville’s Douglass publishes math education article
Ohio University Zanesville Assistant Professor of Mathematics Lisa Douglass has collaborated with Matt Conley of Ohio Dominican University and Rachel Trinkley of the Columbus Museum of Art to publish, “Using Inquiry Principles of Art to Explore Mathematic Practice Standards,” in the Middle Grades Research Journal.

Mar 3
Anthem security breach update: Credit monitoring offered
Anthem is in the process of notifying affected customers if they were impacted by the data security breach. This notification will take place via United States Postal Service mail. Customers affected by the breach will be offered two years of credit monitoring and identity protection services free of charge through AllClear ID.

Distinguished Professor Lecture rescheduled for March 10
For more than 55 years, Ohio University’s Distinguished Professor lecture has been a hallmark celebration of an honored faculty member’s outstanding scholarly and creative accomplishments.

Mar 2
Meet the January Classified Employee of the Month
Meet the January 2015 Classified Employee of the Month Inez Stanley Linscott. She is an administrative associate in Counseling and Psychological Services.

Meet the lab safety staff in February Safe-t-Gram
The February 2015 issue of Safe-t-Gram introduces the readers to Ohio University Lab Safety Coordinator David Schleter and Lab Safety and Compliance Officer Christopher Madden.

Scripps faculty members take top honors in annual benefit pageant (PHOTOS)
Ohio University faculty and staff braved the bright lights and conquered the Baker University Center Ballroom stage to reveal their most interesting, funky and entertaining talents during the sixth annual Ava Nichols’ Faculty Pageant.

Feb 27
Dean Emeritus Hwa-Wei Lee honored with Melvil Dewey Medal Award
Sixteen years after retiring as dean of Ohio University Libraries, Hwa-Wei Lee is still being recognized for his significant contributions in the field of librarianship.

Feb 26
New political science faculty researches Muslims and legal identity in France
The faculty affiliated with the Center for Law, Justice & Culture are all interested in connections between law and cultural, political, and social life. Exploring those connections often falls under law and society studies. For Dr. Jennifer Fredette, Assistant Professor of Political Science and one of the newest faculty members of the CLJC, law and society studies are “about going beyond texts themselves.”

Ohio University Zanesville Dean Jenifer Cushman named president of AIEA
Ohio University Dean Jenifer Cushman was named the president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) during the 2015 AIEA annual conference in Washington, D.C., Feb. 15-18.

Feb 25
OUPD celebrates accomplishments with badge pinning ceremony
The OHIO Police Department (OUPD) held their annual badge pinning ceremony on Monday, Feb. 9, where many employees, including both K9 units, were recognized for a number of different achievements, such as retirement, years of service, and employee of the year

Paperwork for retiring administrators needed by March 1 to be recognized at ceremony
Ohio University administrators who are considering retiring prior to July 1 are reminded that their retirement paperwork must be submitted to University Human Resources by March 1 in order to be recognized at this year’s Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards Ceremony.

Feb 23
Catmail tip: Finding folders in OWA
Follow these three steps to display your inbox folders in the web version of Catmail.

Faculty tackle comparing myths, monsters and metaphors across cultures, March 12
The Gawande Speaker Series and the Becoming Human Theme Present "Epic Fail?: Comparing Myths, Monsters, and Metaphors Across Cultures," an interdisciplinary roundtable discussion with Dr. Shubha Pathak of American University, on Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. in Ellis 111.

Information from Human Resources about Personalized Medical Guidance
Learn more about PMG and what it can offer you and your family members.

Feb 20
Preview of May 2015 Blackboard upgrade now available
Instructors are encouraged to log into the preview server and try Blackboard's new features.

Feb 19
Work Center serves as starting point for all of OHIO’s Facilities needs
The responsibility of maintaining the grounds and more than 200 buildings on Ohio University's approximately 1,800-acre Athens Campus falls on the roughly 400 individuals employed in the University’s Facilities Department, including the nine staff members who operate the Facilities Work Center.

Feb 18
New beginnings for Southern Campus interim associate dean
Recently appointed as interim associate dean for Ohio University’s Southern Campus, it is clear that Miki Crawford is quite adept at shifting gears to get things done in a way that is equal parts efficient and competent.

State authorization workshop set for Feb. 24
eLearning OHIO is sponsoring a two-part workshop tailored to the Ohio University community’s specific state authorization questions. The discussion will focus on offering distance education and on-the-ground field experiences, recruiting and marketing to students, and employing faculty and staff members who perform work in other states.

Feb 16
An important announcement about final exams and final grades
This message from the University registrar contains important information about final grades and final examinations.

Feb 15
A reminder from University Human Resources about I-9 compliance
This message contains an annual reminder about the University's I-9 compliance.

Feb 12
University shares update on Anthem data breach
Ohio University Human Resources is sharing updated information from health and dental insurance company Anthem, following an announcement last week the company had experienced a data security breach that could affect Ohio University employees.

Feb 10
A reminder from UHR about leave usage policies
In an effort to recruit and retain talented faculty and staff, Ohio University provides several ways to help individuals manage their professional responsibilities along with their personal commitments.

A reminder from UHR about performance evaluations
Annual performance evaluations are required for all A&P and classified staff. For the A&P staff, the deadline for completion of the performance evaluations is March 16.

Contemporary History: Dependency and the Demobilization from WWII, Feb. 12
The Contemporary History Institute speakers series will host Laura McEnaney on “The Problem of Caring: Dependency and the Demobilization from World War II” on Thursday, Feb. 12.

Meet Distinguished Professor Christopher France
From his undeniable love for teaching to his intense desire to make the perfect bagel, Christopher France is nothing short of passionate.

Scripps Professor Judith Yaross Lee receives Fulbright Award
Judith Yaross Lee, a communication studies professor in the Ohio University Scripps College of Communication, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research as Senior Professor of American Culture at Leiden University in The Netherlands during the 2015-16 academic year.

Feb 9
College of Business names new COO
OHIO alumnus Phillip Taylor III brings diverse background to new role.

Feb 6
2014 W-2s available online
Ohio University has released W2s for calendar year 2014. While the W-2s were mailed to employees’ homes, electronic versions of the W-2s are available online through the My Personal Information web portal.