Monday, Jul 15, 2019

Partly Cloudy, 85 °F



Christine Suniti Bhat

HERS Leadership Institute for Women 

This summer, four OHIO women were selected through a competitive process and sponsored by the Office of the EVPP and their departments to attend The HERS Institute in Denver. Founded in 1976, the HERS Institute is a competitively-selected Leadership Development Institute for women in Higher Education.

The curriculum covers general leadership principles, higher education trends, change management, budgets and financial statements, career planning, legal issues, inclusive excellence, and fundraising. Sessions are taught by professional practitioners and leaders in their fields, as well as campus administrators.

Successful completion of a HERS Institute requires participants to have the support of their Institution administration, to complete a Capstone Leadership Project related to their role at the Institution, and to engage in introspection and skill development surrounding their own leadership roles and identity as a leader.

As a HERS Institute Alumna, participants are connected to 5,000 alumnae across Higher Education administration, staff, and faculty roles from across the U.S. 

The HERS 2018 Denver Institute attendees from OHIO were:
Debra M. Benton, Ohio University Registrar;
Laurie S. Lach, Director, Development and External Affairs, Ohio University Lancaster & Pickerington;
Claire Naisby, Building Systems Integration Manager, Facilities Management and Safety; 
Christine Suniti Bhat, Professor, Counseling & Higher Education.


Todd Myers

Department chair inducted receives recognition for volunteer work 

Todd Myers, department chair and professor of engineering technology and management in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology, was inducted into the Trimble Local School District Wall of Fame in May for his Chix 4 a Cure committee work.

A local non-profit organization, Chix 4 a Cure is dedicated to providing cancer treatment availability, support and positive health outcomes for community members. Through fundraising, the Chix 4 a Cure committee donates to individuals, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital’s mammography unit and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, and they sponsor a scholarship for a Trimble High School graduating senior. 


Amir M. Farnoud

Research findings selected for February 2018 issue of Environmental Science: Nano 

An article by Russ College of Engineering and Technology Assistant Professor Dr. Amir Farnoud and his team, which shared their research findings for the effects of vaping on lung surfactant, was published in Environmental Science: Nano and selected for the cover of the February 2018 issue. The study shows that e-cigarettes, while still toxic, are less harmful than conventional cigarettes.  


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting, Darrow's Words W1 is on display at the 62nd International Bold Expressions at the Sacramento Fine Arts Center.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's Painting, Book of Esther P23 will be on display at the Fredericksburg Center for the Arts from April 29-May 26.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting, Book of Esther W4 will be on display at the 2017 Spring Exhibition at Emerald Art Center in Springfield, Oregon


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Darrow's Words 3 will be part of the 30th Annual McNeese National Works on Paper Exhibition in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Stacy Leeman

Art exhibition 

Stacy Leeman's painting, Synagogue Migrations P4 received an award of merit at the Heartland 2017 exhibition in Merriam, Kansas at the Tim Murphy Gallery.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's paintings Book of Esther P2 and Book of Esther P20 will be on display at the 45th International Art Show at the Brownsville Museum of Art in Brownsville, Texas


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Darrow's Words P10 will be part of an exhibition titled, "For and About Women" at the Fredericksburg Center for the Arts"


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's paintings, Book of Esther P15, Synagogue Migration P4, and Darrow's Words W6 will be on display at the 2017 Heartland Exhibition at the Tim Murphy Gallery in Merriam, Kansas.


Stacy Leeman

Solo Exhibition 

Stacy Leeman has an exhibition titled, "Vermont Meditations," at the Sharon Weiss Gallery in Columbus from Sept. 1-25. Her work can be viewed at Stacyleeman.com.


Christine Suniti Bhat

ASGW President 

Christine Suniti Bhat was elected to serve a three-year term as president on the Executive Board of the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), a division of the American Counseling Association.

Bhat will serve as ASGW President-Elect, 2016-2017; ASGW President, 2017-2018; ASGW Past-President, 2018-2019. She is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling and Higher Education in The Patton College of Education.


Yegan Pillay

Pillay elected OCA President for 2017-18 

Yegan Pillay was elected to serve the Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) as president for 2017-2018. He will serve a 3-year term on the OCA Executive Council: President Elect, 2016-2017, President, 2017-2018, and Past-President, 2018-2019.

OCA is the professional organization representing all licensed counselors and those in graduate training to be counselors in Ohio.

Visit the OCA website at: http://www.ohiocounseling.org/page-1656523



Christine Suniti Bhat

Bhat elected treasurer of Chi Sigma Iota 

Christine Suniti Bhat is serving the second year of a two-year elected term as treasurer on the Executive Council of Chi Sigma Iota (CSI), Counseling Academic and Professional  Honor Society International.

CSI was established in 1985 at Ohio University under the leadership of Thomas J. Sweeney, Professor Emeritus, Ohio University. With 110,000 initiated members and 387 chapters, CSI is one of the largest single member organizations of professional counselors in the world. Ohio University's Alpha Chapter was the first chapter of CSI to be chartered. 

Bhat served as the chapter faculty advisor for the Alpha Chapter for seven years before she was elected to serve at the national level.

Visit the Chi Sigma Iota website at: https://www.csi-net.org/?page=Executive_Council


Martha Compton

administrator facilitates webinar for American School Counselor Association, plans to attend summer academy 

On May 26, Ohio University Director of Community Standards and Student Responsibility Martha Compton joined with colleagues to facilitate a webinar for the American School Counselor Association on secondary trauma in student affairs and student conduct professions. Professionals from around the country tuned into Compton’s presentation, which addressed the signs, symptoms and management of compassion fatigue.

This summer, Compton will further expand her professional portfolio as a faculty member of the Association for Student Conduct Administration’s Donald D. Gehring Academy. The 2016 Donald D. Gehring Academy will take place from June 13-16 at the University of California - Berkeley and July 11-14 in Indianapolis.


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's paintings Darrow's words 5 and Yuval P1 will be part of an exhibition titled, "Focus on Color" at the Fredericksburg Center for the Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia in July


Stacy Leeman

Grant recipient 

Stacy Leeman has received two grants from the Greater Columbus Arts Council.  She has been awarded an artists in the community grant as well as a supply grant to assist her this summer at Vermont Studio Center where she will participated in a one month residency


Stacy Leeman


Stacy Leeman's painting Book of Esther P6 will be on display at the 5th National Exhibit of small works of art at Middle Tennessee State University


Ginny Cottrill

Where Do They Go When They Leave? An Examination of Rural, Appalachian, First-Generation Non-Persisters 

Ginny Cottrill, retention coordinator for eLearning OHIO, presented a session at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) annual conference in Las Vegas on Oct. 6.

Cottrill’s session, “Where Do They Go When They Leave? An Examination of Rural, Appalachian, First-Generation Non-Persisters,” focused on a study examining the factors that cause students to withdraw from college.