Thursday, May 23, 2019

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Faculty & Staff News

May 23
University announces director of sorority and fraternity life finalists
The University community will have an opportunity to interact with four candidates during open forums where they will deliver a brief presentation and answer questions from students, faculty and staff. Interviews will take place May 28-31.

May 22
Nominate faculty, staff or alumni for a Global Engagement Award
The awards recognize current and former faculty and staff, as well as alumni for their outstanding contributions to international education, global competency, cultural understanding and/or international programs at Ohio University or in their fields or disciplines.

OHIO faculty utilize experiential learning on the OHIO Student Farm
Theresa Moran’s and Art Trese’s work with the OHIO Student Farm enables them to structure their courses with more reflection on doing.

May 21
Stanley-Linscott retires after 27 years at OHIO, CPS colleagues reflect
Inez Stanley-Linscott, who has worked at Ohio University since 1992, has announced her retirement, effective June 28, 2019. Inez has been an administrative specialist at Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) for almost 10 years.

Patton College's David Nguyen receives the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award
Counseling and Higher Education Assistant Professor Dr. David Nguyen received the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award at the Graduate Professional Student Appreciation Week Celebration Event at Walter Rotunda on April 23. Established in 1972, the Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award annually recognizes one Ohio University professor who has demonstrated exemplary performance as an instructor, researcher, and faculty member.

May 17
Updated Performance Management course available in Professional Development Pathways
This eLearning course, which used to be an instructor-led course, includes an overview of the performance management cycle at OHIO, distinguishes between employee and supervisor responsibilities in the process, and provides information about the construction of written goals and objectives.

May 16
Donal Skinner named dean of Honors Tutorial College
Dr. Donal C. Skinner is the new dean of the Honors Tutorial College, effective July 15. He is a professor of endocrinology in the University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology and has served as the inaugural dean of the UW Honors College since 2017.

May 14
Colleagues celebrate retiring RHE Executive Dean Bill Willan [PHOTOS]
Colleagues, friends, and family gathered at Ohio University’s Southern Campus on Friday, May 10, to celebrate the career of William “Bill” Willan, who will retire as executive dean for OHIO Regional Higher Education on June 30, 2019.

May 9
Student Accessibility Services recognizes two OHIO faculty members as outstanding advocates
The office of Student Accessibility Services has awarded their 2019 Accessibility Ally Awards to Dr. Roger Aden and Dr. Elizabeth Beverly for their dedication toward inclusion and success of students with disabilities.

Ohio University Libraries to celebrate Alden's 50th birthday
Join us for anniversary cheer as we celebrate Alden Library’s 50th birthday party with cake and punch.

May 8
2019 Spotlight on Learning Conference inspires ideas
On April 30, over 130 faculty and staff from across the University enjoyed sessions from numerous local experts on a variety of topics related to experiential learning.

Faculty, staff selected for Global Connections program
The first group of faculty and staff members have been selected to take part in the OHIO Global Connections Professional Development Initiative and will travel to Vietnam and Thailand in May.

May 6
Ohio University Eastern honors 2019 graduating class
Ohio University’s Eastern Campus honored graduates, student leaders, and special guests at the Honors and Recognition Convocation Friday evening at the campus’ Health and Physical Education Center in St. Clairsville.

May 3
OIT to retire Office 2013 and Windows 7
Office 2013 and Windows 7 users can expect to hear from OIT in the coming weeks about a required upgrade.

Facilities Management and Safety recognizes April Employees of the Month
Facilities Management and Safety announced the April 2019 awardees of its new Employee of the Month program, which recognizes exceptional performance. The awardees are: Tammy Bump, Daniel Dillaha, Kimberly Giffin and Pamela Wolf.

May 2
Ohio University Eastern Honors Convocation set for May 3
The Ohio University Eastern Campus Honors Convocation will take place on Friday, May 3 at 7pm in the Health and Physical Education Center.

May 1
IT Service Desk to handle Finance system access requests
Starting May 1, customers should contact the IT Service Desk directly if they need access to Finance systems.

Apr 30
As national search for new LGBT Center Director continues, Micah McCarey to replace Ty Carr in interim role
Micah McCarey, who serves as Assistant Director for East Green and Diversity Initiatives, has been named Interim Director of the LGBT Center

Apr 29
The Patton College’s Lisa Williams named Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow
Human and Consumer Sciences Lecturer Lisa Williams was named Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow for the Center for Entrepreneurship and the Alden Library CoLab. The fellowship will last three years. The CoLab’s mission is to enable and empower students to live and grow through creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Apr 26
Presidential Teacher Award and Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching recipients named
Associate Professor of Finance Dr. Sinan Gokkaya and Associate Professor of English at OHIO Chillicothe Dr. Tony Vinci have been awarded the Presidential Teacher Award for 2019-2022. Lecturer of Political Science Dr. Lauren Elliott-Dorans has been named the recipient of the Provost Award for Excellence in Teaching for 2019-2022.

Apr 25
President Nellis invites faculty and staff to help University reshape its future
President Nellis closes the academic year with an invitation for faculty and staff to contemplate and explore key questions that will further reshape the future of Ohio University.

Graduate assistants receive outstanding teaching award for their work
On Tuesday, April 23, four graduate students were presented with the Graduate Associate Outstanding Teaching Award. The award recognizes excellence in graduate teaching assistants.

Apr 24
Tuition-free Swahili program offered this summer
The Swahili STARTALK program, which is hosted by the Center for International Studies, is designed for students with little or no background in Swahili. Students in the four-week program will gain the skills needed to listen, speak, read and write in Swahili.

Apr 23
New lactation pod available in the Convocation Center
The Mamava, which is located in the concourse near section 217, is a freestanding lactation suite that provides privacy, cleanliness and other amenities that allow parents to breastfeed and pump from any location.

Florenz Plassmann named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Plassmann arrives from Binghamton University, where he has served as associate dean for doctoral studies and faculty development in the Harpur College of Arts & Sciences since 2018. He will officially begin his new duties on July 15, 2019.

CLDC staff honored at ACPA national convention
Staff of the Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) were honored at this year's convention for the American College Personnel Association (ACPA). The convention was held in Boston, Massachusetts and celebrated the professional association's 95th anniversary.

Semester at Chubu University provides research, teaching opportunities for Thompson
Semester at Chubu University provides research, teaching opportunities for Thompson

Apr 22
Ohio University’s compensation practices are working effectively
Ohio University continues its commitment to ensuring fair, equitable and competitive pay for its employees. As such, the University undergoes a biennial compensation equity review. The recent review confirmed that the University’s compensation practices are working effectively to ensure that employee compensation is being determined on a non-discriminatory basis.

Apr 19
Retirement party for Police Officer Dave Gillogly is April 30
The Ohio University Police Department will host a retirement party for Police Officer Dave Gillogly from 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, in HRTC 141-145. He Gillogly began his career in 1990 as a student worker before being hired full-time in 1993.

Christopher Ament named interim Chief Information Officer
Christopher Ament has been named interim Chief Information Officer. This was precipitated by Craig Bantz’s announcement that he would be assuming a different role at the institution. The University will conduct a national search in the fall for a permanent replacement.

University issues self disclosure request to employees
You have an opportunity to help Ohio University by self-disclosing your race/ethnicity, disability status, and veteran status. Your participation is strongly encouraged and very much appreciated as we strive to create a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Employment eligibility verification (Form I-9) compliance
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Form I-9 is used to verify the identity and employment authorization of individuals hired for employment in the United States. One of OHIO's responsibilities is to complete and retain a Form I-9, verifying identity and eligibility to work in the U.S., for every employee.

Human Resources provides guidelines for summer hours
To further support the work/life balance of Ohio University staff members, the University encourages departments to offer staff members flexibility in their hours of work during the summer term.

Printing Services’ Cody Bail named February Employee of the Month
Cody Bail, printing coordinator at the University Printing Resource Center, was nominated by Ruth Blickle. She praised him for always going above and beyond.

CHSP’s Chad Starkey selected for induction into Ohio Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame
Starkey has been professor and associate director of Athletic Training within the College of Health Sciences and Professions at Ohio University since 2005. OATA Hall of Fame inductees are recognized for their outstanding performance in the profession.

Apr 17
Chemical engineer aims to transform sludge into fuel, valuable products
An Ohio University professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering is working on turning the hazardous sludge produced by wastewater treatment plants into fuel, with the potential to dramatically reduce costs and electricity consumption – starting with the City of Athens, Ohio.

Apr 16
Nominations sought for Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award
University College seeks nominations for the campus-wide 2018-2019 Chapman Clapp Outstanding Advisor Award. 

Apr 15
Ohio University’s Bob Klein named American Council on Education Fellow
The American Council on Education (ACE) announced today that Associate Professor of Mathematics and Interim Dean of Ohio University Eastern Dr. Bob Klein has been named an ACE Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Register now for these upcoming employee safety trainings
Ohio University will host active shooter prevention, self defense and crisis communications trainings in the next several weeks. Sign up now.

National Geographic Senior Photography Editor Molly Roberts named VisCom 2019-20 Knight Fellow
Molly Roberts, senior photography editor at National Geographic Magazine, has been named the 2019-20 Knight Fellow in the Ohio University School of Visual Communication. The fellowship allows artists in their mid-career an opportunity to earn their master’s degree while teaching VisCom students.

Classified Senate committee to host follow-up motivational speaker event
Chris Stewart, operations coordinator at the Scripps College of Communication and author of the books, “Building Champions” and “Coaching Life,” will speak on culture and discipline.

Apr 12
Four faculty honored at 2019 University Professor award ceremony
On Thursday, April 11, four faculty members received the University Professor award during the 49th annual award ceremony. The award recognizes outstanding teaching at the University.

Apr 10
President Nellis announces search committee for new University general counsel
President Nellis has announced the members of the search committee for the University’s next general counsel. Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Chaden Djalali, and Deborah Shaffer, vice president for Finance and Administration and treasurer of Ohio University and the Ohio University Foundation, are the co-chairs.

Apr 8
Learn how to earn an Executive MPA at April 23 Information Session
Ohio University employees and the campus community are invited to attend an upcoming information session from 12 -1 p.m. on April 23 in 237 Baker Center to learn how to earn an executive Master’s of Public Administration while continuing to work full time.

Benefits Open Enrollment begins at noon April 15
Beginning the afternoon of Monday, April 15 individual emails will be sent in groups throughout the afternoon to all benefits eligible faculty and staff announcing the official start of the open enrollment period.

Apr 5
Finalists for OHIO’s Honors Tutorial College dean announced
Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali is pleased to announce that four finalists have been invited to interview on campus as candidates for Ohio University’s next dean of the Honors Tutorial College, a position that became open after Dean Jeremy Webster became the Zanesville Campus Dean in June 2017. Dr. Cary Frith was named interim dean shortly afterward and a national search was facilitated for the new dean.

Cutler Scholars Program honors 17 outstanding mentors
The Cutler Scholars Program honored 17 OHIO professors, faculty and friends for their commitment to and guidance of the graduating Cutler Scholars. The Outstanding Mentor Dinner provides an opportunity to thank the individuals who have had a transformative influence on the students.

Apr 4
Outstanding Administrator and Administrative Service Awards ceremony recognizes more than 120 employees [PHOTOS]
The annual ceremony recognized the service of those employed for 10 years or more and also celebrated retiring administrators. This year’s three recipients of the prestigious Outstanding Administrator Award were John Bowditch, Ji-Yeung Jang and Martha Tanedo.

Apr 3
Open forums announced for Honors Tutorial College dean search finalists
Four finalists for the position of dean of the Honors Tutorial College will interview on Ohio University’s Athens Campus during the week of April 8. The University community can interact with the candidates during open forums where they will deliver a brief presentation and answer questions from students, faculty and staff.

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