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Alumni & Friends News

Mar 3
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online spans careers and pastimes
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online spans careers and pastimes

Feb 26
On The Green Weekend to feature “through the decades” film festival
During On The Green Weekend May 27-30, 2015 you can enjoy a fun-filled, jam-packed weekend in Athens, including some of the most memorable flicks of your youth.

Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online explores Bobcat hobbies and professions
Winter 2015 Ohio Today Online explores Bobcat hobbies and professions

Feb 24
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: Columbus CEO Magazine Assistant Editor Kitty McConnell
In 1995, Kitty McConnell was in high school at Bloom Carroll and had dreams of being an actress.  McConnell started taking theatre classes at OUL while in high school through the Post Secondary Options Program and quickly learned that she loved being on stage.  She ended up taking classes at OUL for a couple of years after high school and remained a part of OUL Theatre.

Feb 23
Ohio University’s College of Business exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports students, programs, and applied experiences
Ohio University’s College of Business exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports students, programs, and applied experiences

Lancaster Campus Lunch with 12 Strangers connects students and alumni
Students and Alumni who share the Ohio University connection often form a bond that is difficult to break.  Several students from Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington now have a new Bobcat bond with a member of the Lancaster business community.

Feb 18
Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery supports program with potential for positive University-wide effect
The Trustees of the Ohio University Foundation Board approved $61,800 from the Konneker Fund for Learning and Discovery to support a project that benefits OHIO students, faculty, and staff on the Athens campus at their February 2015 meeting.

Homecoming 2015 theme announced, call for logo submissions
Homecoming 2015 theme announced, call for logo submissions

Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion takes Cleveland
It’s a Bobcat Family Reunion: The first 2015 Ohio University Homecoming-themed celebration on the road is scheduled for April 9, 2015 at the Windows on the River in Cleveland, Ohio.

Singing Men of Ohio travel to the Midwest for annual tour
Singing Men of Ohio travel to the Midwest for annual tour

Opt-in and be the first to see latest Bobcat Store products, specials
Opt-in and be the first to see latest Bobcat Store products, specials

Sustainability plants the seeds for alumni group
The Office of Sustainability is working with OHIO’s Alumni Association to contact interested alumni. So far, the office has more than 2,000 people on their alumni contact list. The people they’re contacting graduated with some sustainability interest or were in sustainability-related fields.

Feb 16
Faculty and staff give back to own departments, programs
Every year, many dedicated staff and faculty like Overby invest in their own departments monetarily at OHIO in an effort to keep their programs alive and prosperous, all while encouraging growth and development.

Feb 6
Q&A with Kyle O’Keefe of Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative, a Sugar Bush Foundation initiative
Q&A with Kyle O’Keefe of Appalachian Zero Waste Initiative, a Sugar Bush Foundation initiative

Feb 5
Survey now available for Homecoming 2015 theme
Survey now available for Homecoming 2015 theme

Alumna’s Documentary to be Featured During OHIO International Reunion
Alumna’s Documentary to be Featured During OHIO International Reunion

Feb 4
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future
Let "Super Lawyer" Harry Greenfield Tell You How to Plan for Your Financial Future

Feb 2
Gift from OHIO alumna supports documentary about art transforming pediatric cancer patients
Gift from OHIO alumna supports documentary about art transforming pediatric cancer patients

Jan 28
Ohio University’s College of Arts & Sciences surpasses Promise Lives Campaign goal
Thanks to the generosity of more than 8,500 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s College of Arts and Sciences has surpassed its $15 million Promise Lives Campaign goal – six months ahead of schedule. The Campaign, which continues though June 30, 2015, is securing an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.

Faculty and staff support Public Radio and WOUB
Public radio is one of the many invaluable services WOUB Public Media offers to Ohio University, the Athens community, and the region. Support from faculty and staff members keep programming costs down, the broadcasting quality high, and the radio waves flowing.

Jan 27
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Spotlight: OUL Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber
Many students who take Associate Professor of Biology Joe Faber’s classes at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington find him to be a down-to-earth, relatable instructor.  However, they don’t realize that one of the reasons Faber relates to his students so well is that he used to be just like them.  Faber started his college career at Ohio University Lancaster.

Jan 23
Ebony Bobcat Network to host one-night performance of “Thurgood” for OHIO alumni
Ebony Bobcat Network to host one-night performance of “Thurgood” for OHIO alumni

Jan 21
Alumni share fond memories of the OHIO Libraries
In celebration of Ohio University Libraries' 200th anniversary, OHIO alumni reflect on their memories of the University's center for information and resources.

Alumni invited to gather for On The Green Weekend May 27-31, 2015
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) is hard at work preparing for its second-ever On The Green Weekend: a Spring Homecoming centered on academics and the arts. The weekend will be jam-packed with activities for the entire Bobcat community.

How Do I Love Thee?
The inside scoop on your Bobcat’s secret valentine desires.

Jan 15
Anonymous donor lifts up performing arts program at OHIO
Anonymous donor lifts up performing arts program at OHIO

Jan 13
Ohio University mourns the loss of a beloved alumna
Ohio University mourns the loss of a beloved alumna

Jan 9
Ugandan refugee turned non-profit leader selected as keynote for OHIO’s 2015 International Week
Ugandan refugee turned non-profit leader selected as keynote for OHIO’s 2015 International Week

Ohio University names director, creative services, for Advancement Communication and Marketing
Kari (Gunter-Seymour) Peterson– a communications designer and photographer with 20 years’ experience in the field of design, photography, marketing strategy, assessment and visual communication – has been named director, creative services, in Ohio University’s Office of Advancement Communications and Marketing.

Jan 5
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Summit Academy Teacher Nick Ramsey
When Nick Ramsey was a student at Ohio University Lancaster ¦ Pickerington, he knew he wanted to help low-income children who were having trouble in their lives.  After graduating from the Middle Childhood Education program at OUL, Ramsey wasted no time finding a job where he could do just that. Ramsey is now a teacher at Summit Academy in Columbus.

Dec 12
OHIO Alumni head to Washington D.C. for Policy Forum about 114 Congress
OHIO Alumni head to Washington D.C. for Policy Forum about 114 Congress

Byham gift to increase graduate support for Industrial/Organizational Psychology
This spring, the College of Arts and Sciences received a significant gift that will further enhance extra-curricular programming in the Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology program. The alumnus responsible for the gift is William C. Byham.

Dec 10
With the finish line in sight, goals are set for the final year of the Promise Within Campaign
With the final year of the OHIO faculty and staff’s the Promise Within Campaign underway, those in charge take pride in the success of the program thus far and have set goals for the final six months of the campaign.

One gift establishes scholarship and recognizes alumnus’ OHIO mentor
Sometimes when you least expect it, you become the first to do something unique. Larry Small became such a person. He established the Larry H. Small Audiology Scholarship in the College of Health Sciences and Profession’s (CHSP) School of Rehabilitation and Communication Sciences, the first scholarship at OHIO specifically for students headed for their first year in OHIO’s doctorate of audiology program.

Year-end giving update
Information on making year-end gifts to Ohio University.

Dec 3
Holiday gifts and gear offered at The Bobcat Store
The holiday season is here. And what better way to say “Happy Hol-OU-days” to Bobcat friends and family, than with a gift from The Bobcat Store?

Nov 26
JSchool alum Wes Lowery Skypes from Ferguson with Scripps students
On Nov. 25, students in the entry-level journalism class recently took part in a Skype session with alumnus Wesley Lowery. He was in Ferguson, Mo., to cover the aftermath of the grand jury’s decision in the Michael Brown case.

Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities Series: Fairfield County Job and Family Services Director Aundrea Cordle
When Aundrea Cordle was a little girl, she wasn’t sure if a college education would be in her future.  She was one of three children, living with her single mother in Lancaster, and money was tight.

Nov 25
Surplus GovDeals
Surplus GovDeals

Nov 24
Ohio University Names Executive Director for Constituency Development
Ohio University has named Scott Koskoski, CFRE, executive director of constituency development in University Advancement effective Dec. 1, 2014. He brings with him nearly 15 years of fundraising leadership within higher education and the non-profit sector.

Nov 21
'Let’s stop apologizing for being English majors,' says alum
If I had a nickel for every time I heard English Literature mentioned as one of the least practical majors on news programs, I’d have… well, I don’t know what I’d have. I was an English major. Math really isn’t my thing.

Nov 20
Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing
Ohio University will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014, through Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015, and will re-open on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors who wish to do so are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation. If you have any questions about making a year-end gift, please visit ohio.edu/yearendgift, call 740-593-2636 or e-mail giving@ohio.edu.

Nov 19
Parent, friend, philanthropist, remembered with the establishment of two scholarships
Friends and family of Charles Wickert speak openly and often about his generosity, integrity and warmth. Wickert, who passed away in April 2014, was a long-time employee of the Motorists Insurance Group (Motorists), a Columbus-based insurance company. To honor his legacy, the company established two scholarships that benefit OHIO students.

Nov 17
Alumni from around the globe invited back for OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion
Ohio University boasts graduates from almost 100 different countries, an honor they will be celebrating with many of those ¬alumni during OHIO’s International Alumni Reunion April 15 – 18, 2015.

Nov 13
Students in Philanthropy celebrate National Philanthropy Day
Students in Philanthropy celebrate National Philanthropy Day.

Fall 2014 issue of Ohio Today looks back at 50 years of OHIO student life
The fall 2014 issue of Ohio Today will be delivered to OHIO faculty and staff mailboxes soon.

Nov 12
Ohio University Foundation welcomes 5 new board trustees
The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees proudly welcomes five new Trustees to the Bobcat family this fall. Yvette McGee Brown, BSJ ’82; Janis E. Jones, BS ’79; Richard Dickerson, BSCE ’80; Ronald Teplitzky, AB ’84; and Richard Vincent, were elected during the June Foundation Board meeting in New York City.

Nov 7
Alumni Association gears up for On The Green Weekend 2015
Last spring the Ohio University Alumni Association hosted the inaugural On The Green (OTG) Weekend on the Athens campus; it was such a tremendous success that plans for OTG 2015 have begun even before the dust from fall Homecoming has settled.

Nov 5
Science teamwork is like dancing a tango, alum says
In a new YouTube movie, alum Jairo Sinova explains more about spintronics and ways in which a “scientific tango” could be a new way of doing science.

Family of Bobcats creates scholarship for Scripps students
Family of Bobcats creates scholarship for Scripps students. The Weiss-Mulgrew Family Scholarship uses The OHIO Match to make their gift go further.