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Faculty & Staff News

Oct 1
Ohio University Eastern announces youth hoop clinics
The leaves are starting to fall, signaling that basketball season is just around the corner.  To get the ball rolling, Ohio University Eastern will be offering youth clinics for area basketball enthusiasts in K – 8 grade on Saturday mornings from 10am – 11:30am during the month of October.<br /><br />

Sep 9
Alumnus William Messenger to deliver Constitution Day Lecture on Sept. 16 as part of George Washington Forum
Ohio University alumnus William Messenger will give a Constitution Day Lecture titled, “Can Free Speech be Compelled? The First Amendment and Speech Rights,” at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 in Galbreath Chapel. Messenger is a staff attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

Sep 6
First Russ Prize lecture to examine future of cardiovascular technology
Julio Palmaz will  present, “Cardiovascular Interventional Technology: Near and Distant Future,” on Monday Sept. 9 as part of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology Stocker Lecture Series. The NAE and Ohio University awarded Palmaz and four others with the 2019 Russ Prize for innovations in coronary angioplasty, enabling minimally invasive treatment of heart disease. The talk will be broadcast via live stream.

Bruning Teaching Academy provides a truly unique, developmental peer-to-peer approach for faculty's continuous improvement
The Bruning Teaching Academy comes together throughout the academic year to discuss instructional strategies, provide constructive feedback, and work toward one common goal: become better teachers.

Sep 4
2019 Faculty and Staff Convocation is Sept. 12
President M. Duane Nellis will outline a new framework that builds upon the University’s strategic pathways and priorities, bringing to life strategic initiatives that are essential to the success of Ohio University and its students during his state of the University address. The annual event will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, in Walter Hall Rotunda.

Aug 30
Diversity and Inclusion Mix & Mingle scheduled for Sept. 10
The 2019-20 “Annual Welcome” is part of a series of diverse networking and engagement opportunities for the community. The events provide inclusive and fun ways for the University community to meet new colleagues, build interdepartmental relationships and facilitate a strong community atmosphere in Athens. Everyone is welcome.

Facilities Management and Safety recognizes August Employees of the Month
The Employee of the Month program recognizes exceptional performance by its employees. This month’s winners are Charity Boggs and Donna Yoho (Bargaining Unit) and Chris Wilson (Classified Staff).

Aug 29
Fall CHIP class begins Sept. 16
The Complete Health Improvement Program (CHIP) is a research-tested, intensive lifestyle intervention designed to prevent, arrest, and facilitate the reversal of many common chronic diseases. The program is free for OHIO employees and their spouses.

Diverse Junior Faculty Mentoring Program seeks new mentees and mentors
The program, which is being coordinated this year by Dr. Jan Huebenthal, assistant director of the LGBT Center, pairs diverse full-time junior faculty members (including tenure-track, instructional, and clinical faculty) with senior faculty members who have volunteered to collaboratively offer professional guidance to their mentee on individual developmental goals. The faculty pairs can be from the same college or school or interdisciplinary.

Distributed Journal Entries course now available
This course shows users how to download and fill out an Excel Journal Entry Template.  It also reviews pertinent areas of the Chart of Accounts. This course is available to everyone responsible for journal entry preparation.

Aug 28
Veterans and Military Student Services Center to host Landing Zone training for faculty and staff
The program, which will be offered in two sessions per week for the first time, provides faculty and staff with more understanding and the resources to help veteran students better handle their unique challenges across campus. There are five, one-hour training sessions, called zones. The first session is Sept. 17.

Aug 26
President's message: A bold new vision for Ohio University
President Dr. M. Duane Nellis shared the following message with the campus community on Thursday, Aug. 22. Within the message, he addressed the One OHIO plan and a new strategic framework document that was presented at the recent Board of Trustees meeting.

Aug 23
New Cost Share course available at OHIO
This course provides an overview of the types of cost share, how cost share is tracked and reported, monitoring cost share, and Planning Unit responsibilities for cost share. Estimated course length is one hour and the Grants Accounting Fundamentals is a pre-requisite.

Aug 21
OHIO professor Claudia González Vallejo selected for Jefferson Science Fellowship
Ohio University faculty member Dr. Claudia González Vallejo bas been named a Jefferson Science Fellow for 2019-20 and will spend the year working at the U.S. Department of State.

Aug 19
University mourns death of Distinguished Professor Emeritus Lowell Gallaway
Dr. Lowell Eugene Gallaway, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Economics, died Aug. 13, at age 89. He taught at OHIO from 1967 to 2002. He began his academic career in 1958 when his first academic journal article was published, launching an academic career that would span seven decades.

International Education Week Global Engagement Award nominations due Aug. 31
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.

Aug 16
OHIO Travel highlights for fall semester
OHIO Travel highlights for fall semester

Aug 15
Sign up now for fall educational training sessions for Business Continuity Planners
This fall, employees can register for two active threat trainings and three brown bag sessions that address climate change, staff contingency planning and winter weather preparedness.

Julie Cromer named Director of Athletics for Ohio University
Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis has named Julie Cromer the next Director of Athletics. She will join the Bobcats as OHIO’s first female athletics director in University history on August 31.

Aug 14
Volunteers needed for Welcome Week
Welcome Week is fast approaching and Ohio University is in need of volunteers to help OHIO’s Class of 2023 kick off their first-year with the best possible start!

CLDC becomes a proud recipient of the prestigious 1804 grant
CLDC awarded grant to further Brain Based Career Development model and published second edition of research.

Aug 13
Meet April Butterworth, the July 2019 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet April Butterworth, an employment coordinator with the VPFA Business Service Center. She enjoys vacationing in the Smoky Mountains, "Greys Anatomy," contemporary Christian music and 1965 Mustangs. Find out more about her.

Former Assistant Director of Sorority & Fraternity Life Kristen Kardas awarded Advisor of the Year for Lambda Chi Alpha
Kristen Kardas, former assistant director of Ohio University’s Sorority & Fraternity Life, received Lambda Chi Alpha National Headquarters Fraternity Advisor of the Year Award for her exemplary service to not only the Lambda Chi Alpha Chapter at OHIO, but to the community as a whole.

Aug 9
Meet Erin Wooten, the June 2019 Classified Employee of the Month
Erin Wooten, an administrative specialist for Conference and Event Services, loves Pomeroy, Ohio, psychological thrillers, vacationing at the beach and Justin Timberlake. Find out her other interests here.

Aug 8
Cary Roberts Frith named chief of staff to Executive Vice President and Provost Djalali
Roberts Frith's hire follows the promotion of Laura Myers, who served as chief of staff to the executive vice president and provost since July 2013. She most recently served as interim dean of the Honors Tutorial College from 2017-19.

Aug 6
Ohio University Air Force ROTC earns awards
The United States Air Force has recognized Ohio University’s Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) Detachment as the best small detachment of the year in the Northeast Region and has named Master Sergeant Heather Sutton Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year for the Northeast Region. The Northeast Region for AFROTC is made up of 14 states. The Best Detachment Award recognizes Detachment 650’s excellent achievements in five categories including production, education, recruiting and retention, university and public relations, and cadet activities. The award period covers August 1, 2018 to July 31, 2019.

Aug 5
OHIO chemical and biomolecular engineering faculty member receives national nanotechnology award
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has recognized Amir Farnoud, assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at Ohio University, with the Nanoscale Science and Engineering Forum (NSEF) Young Investigator Award.

Aug 2
Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate available online to Alexander School District residents
The Alexander Local School District recently passed an operational levy that will implement a 1 percent school district tax to all its residents who need to complete a new State of Ohio Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate no later than Dec. 18, 2019.

Aug 1
Classified Senate seeks nominations for Employee of the Month
Recipients of the award have demonstrated exemplary performance in their job positions and a commitment to quality. They also are rewarded for making a positive impact on their departments and on the University community, ultimately creating a better experience for students.

OHIO’s Division of Finance and Administration publishes FY19 Annual Report
OHIO’s Division of Finance and Administration publishes FY19 Annual Report.

Jul 31
Facilities Management and Safety recognizes July Employees of the Month
Facilities Management and Safety has announced that Elizabeth Harris and Amy Simons are the July 2019 awardees of its Employee of the Month program, which recognizes exceptional performance by Facilities employees.

Jul 29
Leo Chimo named May Classified Employee of the Month
Leo Chimo, a support associate in Information Technology, is the May 2019 Classified Employee of the Month. He likes "The Martian," science fiction books and movies, actor Daniel Craig and Mexican vacations. Find out more about him.

Jul 26
Workforce and time clock upgrade scheduled for first week in August
Workforce and time clock upgrade scheduled for first week in August

Four OHIO faculty members chosen for MAC’s Academic Leadership Development Program
Four faculty from Ohio University have been selected as 2019-2020 Mid-American Conference (MAC) Academic Leadership Development Program (ALDP) Fellows.

Ohio University Eastern remembers Dean E.R. Bovenizer
It is not often the case, but on some rare and special occasions, an individual can come into a particular situation and transform the events that will result in a series of life-changing outcomes.  The arrival of Dr. E.R. Bovenizer as Dean of then Ohio University Belmont in 1957 was one such occasion.<br /><br /> <br /><br />Dean Bovenizer, the first administrator of the regional campus known today as Ohio University Eastern, passed away recently at Park Health Center in St. Clairsville.  He was widely known throughout the community as a strong advocate for higher education from his beginnings as founder of the campus.

Jul 19
Ohio University invests in new academic innovation strategy
As OHIO pursues bold action now and in the years ahead to redefine what it means to be a nationally-recognized, comprehensive public university, Ohio University President M. Duane Nellis and Executive Vice President and Provost Chaden Djalali announce a reorganization to create the Strategy and Innovation Office (SIO). The SIO unites OHIO’s existing Office of Instructional Innovation, University Planning and the Office of Information Technology.

State budget impact on OHIO
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law the state of Ohio’s two-year operating budget for fiscal years 2020 and 2021. We would like to take this opportunity to summarize key provisions of this budget as they relate to Ohio University and our students.

Jul 18
Policy updates and historic record available on Administrative Policy Manual website
Ohio University employees are able to stay informed of the latest policy news through the Ohio University Administrative Policy Manual website located at https://www.ohio.edu/policy.

Jul 16
Make a difference as a First Gen mentor
Would you like to positively impact the experiences of first-generation college students? Consider volunteering as an OHIO First Scholars mentor.

Jul 11
Call for participation in the Global COIL Initiative to increase student access for global engagement
Finding accessible ways to connect OHIO students with students living in other countries is not easy. Faculty on OHIO’s regional campuses have found a way to do just that through the Collaborative Online International Learning model. The priority deadline to submit a proposal is Aug. 9.

Jul 9
New layout of the OHIO travel web pages
July 3 marked the launch of the new OHIO Travel web pages on the Finance website. The goal of this redesign was to simplify navigation by breaking out the content into more specific pages.

Jul 2
Patton College math and literacy camp teaches children valuable skills while helping local charity
The Patton College’s Moving with Math and Literacy camp this summer added up to be a fun learning experience for elementary-aged children and a little help for area shelter dogs! The weeklong camp involved 13 campers from kindergarten-fifth grade in activities that integrated mathematics, literacy, movement, and community-building activities.

Jul 1
OHIO School of Music faculty member named Yamaha Artist
Ohio University School of Music piano professor Dr. Christopher Fisher and his wife and fellow music educator, Katherine Fisher, have been named Yamaha Artists, a superior honor that provides professional services exclusively to performing artists, concert venues, performing arts organizations and educational institutions that represent a commitment to the music industry.

Jun 28
Facilities Management and Safety recognizes four June Employees of the Month
The Employee of the Month program recognizes exceptional performance by Facilities employees. All OHIO employees are invited to nominate FMS employees for this award using the nomination form on the FMS website. This month’s winners are: Steve Andrews, Jack Fulton, Roger Milstead, B Zimmerman.

Jun 27
College of Business Dean Hugh Sherman announces intent to step down
Dr. Hugh Sherman has announced his intent to step down as dean of Ohio University’s College of Business (COB) at the end of the next academic year (June 30, 2020). Dr. Sherman has served as dean and the Corlett Chair of Strategy for the last 13 years.

Jun 26
Chillicothe campus professor shares 2019 Global Connections experience
Dr. Greg Obi, Ohio University Chillicothe’s Assistant Professor of Business Technology, was one of 16 Ohio University faculty and staff who participated in OHIO’s 2019 Global Connections. This year’s group traveled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and Chaing Mai, Thailand.

Jun 21
OHIO First Scholars Program provides mentors to first-generation students
Anna-Kaye Rowe knew she wanted to be a mentor for the OHIO First Scholars Program as soon as she received an email about the program in the summer of 2018.

Jun 20
OHIO, partners to launch next phase in effort to stop spread of Chagas disease
Ohio University is about to take a bold new step in its research and educational programs in Ecuador.

Jun 19
University mourns death of College of Business Professor Bonnie Roach
Dr. Bonnie Roach, Ohio University professor of business law and human resource management, died on Tuesday, June 18, from complications related to a brain aneurysm. She served in the College of Business for more than 31 years after beginning her career in 1988 as a faculty member in the Management Department.

Women Leading OHIO professional development program accepting applications for 2019-20 cohort
The Women’s Center will host Women Leading OHIO, a professional development program for faculty and staff, for the fourth consecutive year. The program, which begins Oct. 4 and meets on Fridays, is open to about 15 participants who will engage in networking, discussion and education focused on women’s roles in the workplace and in higher education.