Monday, February 11, 2008
Ewing-Ramsay named Employee of Month
International Enrollment Advisor Susan Ewing-Ramsay deals with walk-in traffic, appointments and never-ending questions in the International area of the Admissions Office, according to her nominator Noreen Rohde.
"She is calm, patient, and respectful of language barriers and cultural differences"
“The International Enrollment team is a small one, and Susan maintains a very heavy work load,” says supervisor Tari Blaney, Director of Admissions. “She does in-person admissions and enrollment advising, and behind-the-scenes, labor-intensive processing of applications and enrollment documents. No matter how busy Susan is, she remains accessible, friendly, patient and thorough.”
Coordinator of International Enrollment Misty Singer-Mahefkey says that Ewing-Ramsay is also a talented writer and uses those talents in the office by creating and improving many of their forms and letters. “She volunteered to write the proposal for a new procedure in our office, which can be a tedious process,” says Singer-Mahefkey. “She graciously took on the challenge and continues to see the project through.”
According to Rohde, Ewing-Ramsay also took over the front desk when the office associate resigned, greeting all of the walk-in student traffic in the area, which is heavy. “She is calm, patient, and respectful of language barriers and cultural differences,” says Rohde. “She is always busy, but never too busy to help someone!”
Barksdale speaks at African-American Male Retreat
Rueul Barksdale, assistant professor in Business Management, presented a session titled “Removing Obstacles and Doubts” at the annual Ohio State University Bell Resource Center’s African-American Male Retreat, Feb. 8–9, at the University Plaza Hotel.
The retreat promoted self awareness, unity, academic motivation, leadership, and manhood among a concentrated group of African American male undergraduate students at The Ohio State University. Students were able to discuss relevant topics specific to their experiences in higher education.
The Ohio Supercomputer Center Statewide Users Group and the Ralph Regula School of Computational Science present Wen-mei Hwu, Ph.D., as the next speaker for the Ohio Computational Science Lecture Series.
Hwu, who serves as the Walter J. Sanders III-Advanced Micro Devices Endowed Chair in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois, will discuss “The Future of Scalable Computing Environments” at 2 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21, at Ohio State University’s Wexner Center Theater, 1850 College Road. For more information or to register for this event, go to www.osc.edu/education/ocslectures.
“Industry relies increasingly on the technology of parallel processing and multi-cores,” says Hwu, whose research interests include the areas of architecture, implementation, and software for high-performance computer systems. “That is why it is vital to teach these skills to educators and students today.”
“Through the Ohio Computational Science Lecture Series, we strive to create a dialogue between a broad range of educational leaders in areas including K-12, undergraduate, graduate and industry workforce training,” says Steve Gordon, senior director of education and client support at OSC. “Attendees should find Dr. Hwu’s presentation as an ideal opportunity for students and teachers to advance their knowledge about computational science and engineering technologies.”
The Ohio Computational Science Lecture Series is part of a joint effort by the Ohio Supercomputer Center and the Ohio Board of Regents to improve awareness and understanding of computer modeling and simulation.