The Ohio State University at Lima

Faculty and Staff Achievements – November 2019


photo of Doug Sutton-Ramspeck

Doug Sutton-Ramspeck's short story, "Balloon," which appeared in The South Carolina Review (vol. 51.1), was listed as a Distinguished Story of 2018 in The Best American Short Stories 2019, edited by Anthony Doerr and Heidi Pitlor.

Hist latest book, Distant Fires, was selected for the 2019 Grayson Books Poetry Prize. The book is a collection of poetry, short fiction, and a brief play. It will appear in print in 2020. The judge for the prize was Robert Cording.

photo of Levi Brake

Levi Blank has won the Marilyn A. Farish Award, which recognizes outstanding front-line hourly staff members in the Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Publications and presentations

photo of Chip Blake

Associate Professor of History Stanley E. "Chip" Blake has an article in the December issue of Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective.

Professor of Earth Sciences Mark Kleffner (right) and co-author Professor Emeritus Stig Bergstrom presented their poster "Curious Case of Lack of Strata Assignable to the Pterospathodus celloni Superzone (Telychian, Llandovery, Silurian) in the Eastern Portion of the Midwestern Basins and Arches Region (New York, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana)" during the Tuesday morning poster session at the Eastern Section AAPG meeting in Worthington. The posters document the nearly complete absence of any strata assignable to that zone, which corresponds to a Telychian interval considered to be one of fairly high sea level globally. Kleffner and Bergstrom concluded that tectonic activity along the Appalachian Orogenic Belt must have played an even more important role than eustasy in the stratigraphic record of the eastern portion of the Midwestern Basins and Arches Region in New York, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana during the 1.5 to 3.0 million years of time represented by the Pt. celloni Superzone.

Library Director Tina Schneider and Reference and Instruction Librarian Zach Walton presented "A Short Guide to Sharing Your Work: Cost, Accessibility, and Creative Commons Licensing" at the Academic Library Association of Ohio.