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Faculty & Staff News

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.

Interdisciplinary team creates virtual reality series to train health care providers in Appalachia
The best way to learn how to do something often is direct experience. In training for patient care in Appalachia, a new virtual reality program created through Ohio University’s Game Research and Immersive Design (GRID) Lab simulates the experience of working with Appalachian patients and offers important insight into regional values and culture that can inform the ways in which practitioners can best provide care.

Jun 18
New travelogue by Professor Emeritus David H. Mould from Ohio University Press
Ohio University Professor Emeritus David. H. Mould’s latest nonfiction work, "Monsoon Postcards: Indian Ocean Journeys," was recently released from Ohio University Press. To commemorate the publication of his travelogue, Mould was invited to write an essay for Newsweek, “Spotlight on Bangladesh: Exploring Old Dhaka.”

Jun 14
OHIO Campus Recreation implements ongoing membership options
OHIO Campus Recreation implements ongoing membership options

New Facilities Management & Safety website available June 14
New Facilities Management & Safety website available June 14

Jun 13
Microsoft drops support for older email/calendar apps
You may need to upgrade your email/calendar app or switch to Outlook.

Jun 11
Sign up now for employee summer training sessions
Ohio University is offering active shooter, self defense and University policies trainings this summer. Sign up now.

Jun 10
CHSP's Shaw featured in project for the Aspen Institute
Kerri Shaw, a field director for the social work program in Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions (CHSP), was recently featured as part of The Aspen Institute’s Weave:The Social Fabric Project.

Jun 7
Bill Willan retirement reception to be held June 18
The Ohio University community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Dr. William “Bill” Willan from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18, in the 1804 Lounge in Baker University Center on OHIO’s Athens Campus.

Jun 6
Meet Amber Landis, the April 2019 Classified Employee of the Month
Meet Amber Landis, faculty secretary at Ohio University Lancaster. She likes accounting, vacationing at the beach, watching marching bands and Volkswagen bugs.

Jun 3
Hollis Summers Poetry Prize submission deadline is Dec. 1; J. Allyn Rosser named general editor
David Sanders, founder and general editor of Ohio University Press’s annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize, is retiring after 20 years of devoted service. In honor of his work, Ohio University Press welcomes esteemed poet J. Allyn Rosser to the general editor position.

May 29
Payroll issues guidance on end of fiscal year reconciliation of leave usage
confirmed absences through June 30 in the appropriate system to ensure that leave balances are appropriately reflected and carried over into FY20.

Facilities Management and Safety recognizes four May Employees of the Month
Facilities Management and Safety has announced the May 2019 awardees of its Employee of the Month program, which recognizes exceptional performance by its employees. This month’s winners are Christopher Dille, Scot Ramage, Steve Schall and Shaun Thacker.

May 24
OHIO’s Daniel Skinner, Ph.D, and recent graduate, Nakul Bhardwaj, DO, MPH, published in the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Along with OHIO alumnus Nakul Bhardwaj, DO, now a physician at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio University professor Dr. Daniel Skinner, Assistant Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Social Medicine at the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, was recently published in the May 2019 issue of the Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.

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.