January 2019

I hope that each of you had a wonderful winter break! The building has been quiet, so I’m definitely ready to have students and others back! In preparation for the new semester, our communication team worked with WOUB to create a welcome back “hype” video. Our intent with the video was to create a fun and welcoming message for students and faculty who will be starting classes on Monday.
I am grateful to Evan Shaw (WOUB), student ambassadors, and the communication staff (Sarah Logue and Sarah Roush) for their work in completing this project! We will be increasing our creation of videos over the course of this semester, so you'll want to subscribe to the ScrippsCollegeOU YouTube channel .
In addition to the videos, Abbey Marshall (a student from Journalism) and I are starting a college podcast called “Scripps Insider.” In that podcast we hope to highlight work done by faculty and students. Abbey and I would welcome folks stepping forward to be guests on the podcast—we have done one so far and hope to do several over the first few weeks of the semester. This will be an efficient way to get our stories out to potential students and alumni, so please send me notes about things you are working on that may be of interest to a broader audience.
As you are prepping for spring semester, I wanted to remind you that the college entered a partnership with an online publication called the  Daily Chatter . The  Daily Chatter  is a daily newsletter delivered to your email that primarily focuses on international news stories. The publication is non-partisan and is totally free and without advertising. Here is how you can help:
  1. I hope you will subscribe to the newsletter. I have found the stories to be engaging and beyond the norm of what you will find in typical U.S. media.
  2. Please announce this free service to your students. They are covered under our relationship with the newsletter.
  3. Consider how you might integrate the newsletter into your classes. Because the Daily Chatter covers international issues, this is an ideal way to raise awareness about global, diverse issues.
Subscribing to the  Daily Chatter  is easy, and the newsletter will be delivered to your inbox each day around 6 a.m.
I wish everyone my very best as you begin the spring semester! Thank you for all that you do in making the Scripps College of Communication a wonderful place to learn, work and thrive in a vibrant academic community!

  • Funding application deadlines for faculty and students
  • Upcoming OHIO events and deadlines
  • Calls for submissions

The Harris Student Support Center enjoyed a relaxing but productive break, and is ready to hit the ground running this spring semester. If your students are applying to graduate in spring 2019, summer 2019, or fall 2019, we invite them to come in for a  graduation check  during the first week of the semester: Monday, January 14 - Friday, January 18.

  • Appointments are served on a walk-in, first-come, first-served basis
  • Students may sign in at the information desk in the Schoonover first floor lobby.
  • January 14: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
  • January 15: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
  • January 16: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
  • January 17: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m.
  • January 18: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. 

We encourage spring 2019 graduation candidates to come during the first two days of classes. That way, it’s easier to add classes if they need to adjust their schedule.
The dean’s office will also be providing complimentary coffee in the morning and popcorn in the afternoon.
We have important messages about the college website, events calendar and communication request process at the link. Here’s the reader’s digest version: new communication request form will make your life easier; update your email signature with the new college URL ; please add your events to the calendar ; and check your documents for URLs from the previous college website -- unless you take action, those links will redirect to the college’s homepage!

Scripps Business Service Center (SBSC) was formed to deliver consolidated procurement processing within the Scripps College while ensuring compliance with university policy and procedures. This centralized model will permit schools to focus more of their time on vital academic activities. Our mission is to streamline and simplify the fulfillment of transactional and administrative support needs. Led by Emily Chapman, Director of Finance and Business Services, the SBSC is comprised of three dedicated employees committed to providing quality services; Erin Graves, Leanne LeMaster and Kelsea Bolin (pictured left to right). Although schools are assigned a specific team member, any center employee can assist as needed. The SBSC team is currently reaching out to collaborate with each school to transition procurement related activities. The center is located in Schoonover 142, please stop by to say hello. An open house will be forthcoming.
Kelsea Bolin, business manager of compliance (740.593.4832;  bolink1@ohio.edu ): Primary contact for the School of Communication Studies and IT
Leanne LeMaster, procurement senior specialist (740.596.0131;  schneidl@ohio.edu ): Primary contact for the J. Warren McClure School of Information and Telecommunication Systems, the School of Visual Communications, the Dean’s Office and IMI
Erin Graves, procurement senior specialist (740.593.4697;  jefferse@ohio.edu ): Primary contact for the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and the School of Media Arts & Studies
Office relocations: