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By Kate Erlewine Sep 22

This year, the Grants and Funding Committee of The Ohio University Foundation has awarded $359,415 from the 1804 Fund to invest in 6 new graduate/faculty research initiatives and 12 undergraduate learning proposals. Read More

Alumni and Friends News
Homecoming 2014 is a Bobcat Family Reunion Hailee Tavoian Sep 30

Ohio University’s 92nd Homecoming celebration is sure to make Bobcats feel right at home, with family reunion-themed events, décor and entertainment all week long. This year’s theme “Bobcat Family Reunion” echoes a familiar OHIO sentiment, once you return to Athens; it feels like you never left. Read More

Induction of new Emeriti Association members From staff reports; Photos by Meghan Shamblen, BSVC ‘15 Sep 29

Thirty-two members of the OHIO community were granted emeritus or emerita status by the Ohio University Board of Trustees at its June meeting, and 13 of these attended the Emeriti Association’s September 18 meeting for the formal induction program. Read More

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Lancaster Economic Development Director R. Michael Pettit By Cheri Russo Sep 29

R. Michael Pettit took the road less traveled when he graduated from Sheridan High School in Somerset in 1974.  He didn’t go straight to college, he signed up for the U.S. Marine Corps. After his service, Pettit got married, started a family and then started taking classes at Ohio University Lancaster.  It’s funny how life works sometimes because Pettit’s trip down the road less traveled led him to a career where a road was named after him. Read More

Alumni in federal government gather at Washington D.C. event to honor outstanding service to the U.S. By Amista Lipot Sep 25

Ohio University alumni gathered at The National Press Club in Washington D.C. September 18 to reconnect with each other and OU officials and to honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation.<br /><br />The annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon brings together Bobcats who hold positions serving the U.S. government. The event, which is in its third year, includes the presentation of the Outstanding Federal Government Alumni Award. This year’s honor went to 1990 alumna Lt. Col. Gretchen Dietrich.<br /> Read More

Ohio University Eastern grad receives fellowship at Purdue University By E. J. Schodzinski Sep 24

Ohio University Eastern graduate Wes Bishop has started PhD studies in American history at Purdue University on a Ross Fellowship and Teaching Assistantship. Read More

The Ohio University Foundation 1804 Fund awards 2014 recipients By Na’Tyra Green Sep 22

This year, the Grants and Funding Committee of The Ohio University Foundation has awarded $359,415 from the 1804 Fund to invest in 6 new graduate/faculty research initiatives and 12 undergraduate learning proposals. Read More

Alumni honor father and distinguished professor with gift to OHIO By Selina Nadeau Sep 19

Dwight “Chip” and Carol Mutchler, who both graduated in 1958 with degrees in economics and fine arts, respectively, have donated his parents’ former home to Ohio University through the Ohio University Foundation in honor of Chip Mutchler’s late father. Read More

Sook family lays groundwork for new academic center From staff reports Sep 17

Ohio University announced today a fundraising campaign for a new state-of-the-art academic center, which will be located in the north end zone of Peden Stadium. The Ohio University Foundation received a lead gift commitment of $2.25 million from Perry and Sandy Sook in support of this project. Read More

Fall into Bobcat Fashion with the Bobcat Store By Na’Tyra Green Sep 12

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New scholarship established by three Athens native siblings by Kelee Riesbeck, BSJ, ’91 Sep 12

A love of learning and a childhood spent engaging with the culture and diversity of Athens, Ohio, were the most important gifts the parents of Brent and Chip Howard and Rebecca Spainhoward gave to them. To honor their parents for this fulfilling childhood, the siblings established The Lowell B. and Jeanetta T. Howard Memorial Scholarship at Ohio University. Read More

Students say 'Thank You' for Walter Fieldhouse donor support From staff reports Sep 09

Student representatives from Intercollegiate Athletics, Campus Recreation, Academics, Army ROTC and others gathered to say “Thank You” to donors during the dedication of Walter Fieldhouse on Aug. 25. Read More

Greenfield Memorial scheduled for September 21 From staff reports Sep 04

As the Greenfield family awaits confirmation from the Arlington National Cemetery for a formal burial date with full honors, they have organized a memorial tribute to Arlene Greenfield’s life and legacy on Sunday Sept. 21, 2014—a date that would have been her 65th birthday. Read More

Limited edition Koller “Winter at Ohio University” prints now available By Kandlyn Collins and Hailee Tavoian Sep 02

Koller’s tribute to Appalachia and her honorary alma mater Ohio University takes form in “Winter at Ohio University,” the second installment in a four-part series, with each painting depicting a season on the College Green. Limited edition prints of the work are now available to the public for purchase at The Bobcat Store. All proceeds from the sales will support the Appalachian Scholars program, a merit and need-based scholarship program for graduates of Appalachian Ohio high schools. Read More

University community stunned by death of energetic, philanthropic alumna By Hailee Tavoian Aug 28

Retired Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield died suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 64. The 1971 graduate of The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education was known for her robust leadership presence, generosity and vivacious personality. She was a woman with high expectations and was always quick to recognize the work of others. Read More

Annual Giving to host “Thank You” event for faculty and staff By Hailee Tavoian Aug 27

All Ohio University faculty and staff are invited to stop by the Honors Collegium on the Baker University Center fourth floor on Wednesday, Sept. 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for a Faculty/Staff Appreciation Event hosted by the Office of Annual Giving. Coffee and donuts will be provided. Read More

Volunteer News

Ohio University continues to mourn the loss of beloved alumnus Ken Peaks, who earned a bachelor's degree in physics from OHIO in 1967. Peaks passed away Fri., April 19, at age 67 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Read More

When siblings Jayne and Gregory Seymour heard about the design competition for Ohio University’s new Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, they couldn’t resist taking on the challenge. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity launched the competition in spring 2012 to find a design for the new medal, offering a $2,000 prize for the winner. Read More

We are pleased to introduce The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign tri-chairs - strong advocates for OHIO who have graciously offered their time, effort and resources in support of this important cause. Read More

The Zanesville/Muskingum County community has longed for a public indoor pool facility for nearly 30 years. On November 14, 2012, the community took a giant step forward in making this dream a reality. Read More

University Advancement has made significant progress in meeting the Division’s staffing objectives for the public phase of the Campaign. Read about newly hired staff and promotions within the Division. Read More

Ohio University and Ohio Fellow alumnus Terry Moore (BSS, University College, ’91) and his wife Lynn Shostack, hosted a gathering of New York tri-state area alumni on December 11, 2012, at their home in Manhattan. About 50 OHIO alumni reconnected and participated in an intimate discussion with Dr. Rudolph Rousseau, a 34-year veteran of Federal service. Read More

As part of The Promise Lives Campaign, more than 68 Florida gulf coast-area alumni came together for Bobcat fun at the 39th Annual Holiday Luncheon in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Read More

When thinking about making a gift to The Promise Lives: The Campaign for the Lancaster Campus|Pickerington Center, Angela and Greg Krile knew they wanted to support student leaders in Fairfield County. Read More

Ohio University has a rich tradition and heritage in providing access to education, and when the first regional campus was founded in 1946 in Chillicothe, the spirit and impact of providing that access in the form of scholarship funding expanded beyond Athens and into the southern and southeastern Ohio communities Read More

Event planning is more than keeping a calendar or making sure there are enough seats, said Director of Donor Relations Jacquelin Weber. “Event planning is the art of taking something from conception to reality,” she said. Read More

On April 20, 2011, alumnus, Senior Staff Photographer for Getty Images, and award-winning photojournalist Chris Hondros captured his last images before being attacked by mortar shells while on assignment in Libya during the uprising that eventually led to dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster. Read More

The University Advancement Human Resources team has been busy interviewing several impressive candidates to staff the division for the public phase of the Campaign. We welcome three outstanding members to the University Advancement team. Read More

This quarter proved to be a busy one for The Promise Lives Campaign. Read on for news about improvements and changes in University Advancement operations. Read More

Recent changes at University Advancement were aimed at fully staffing the unit and streamlining the team. Read about University Advancement’s team reorganization. Read More