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Alumni & Friends News

Jul 23
1804 Society sponsors Walk with a Doc
Ohio University’s 1804 Society is hosting Walk with a Doc on August 9 at 8:30 a.m. at the Athens City Pool Pavilion on East State Street.

Jul 22
Alumni survey project underway
Ohio University's Office of Institutional Research is conducting an online survey of alumni who graduated fall 2012 to summer 2013 or earned undergraduate degrees in summer 2007 to spring 2009 in order to gain a better understanding about job placement, average salary, graduate school attendance, satisfaction and more.

Jul 18
An Intentional Tourist - an interview with Frederick Schwartzman
Ohio University’s first foreign-exchange student to post-World War II Germany: Frederick Schwartzman, 1954/1955.

Jul 11
Emeriti continually offer significant service to Ohio University
The Ohio University Emeriti Association is a non-profit association consisting of faculty and administrative presidential appointees who have completed a period of meritorious service to the University, and have been awarded Emeritus or Emerita status by the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Communications grad gives back to beloved alma mater
Melissa Wervey Arnold, a 1999 Public Relations graduate, and her husband Kevin have established the Wervey Arnold Family Scholarship to benefit students in the Scripps College of Communication. The Wervey Arnold Family Scholarship is open to undergraduate students enrolled in Scripps College who demonstrate financial need and academic merit.

Jul 8
Alumni chapter chooses Keith Sommer to receive Austin C. Furbee Award
The Eastern Ohio Alumni Chapter of Ohio University has chosen Keith A. Sommer as the 2014 Austin C. Furbee Award honoree in recognition of his dedication and contribution to Ohio University Eastern and the community.

Jul 3
Ebony Bobcat Network promotes early bird registration
Join the Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network for the 2014 Annual EBN Alumni Weekend Aug. 14-17 in Mayfield Village, OH.

OHIO College of Business alumnus establishes scholarship for graduate students
Wesley Ward is a 2004 graduate of the Ward established The Ward Family Scholarship, which benefits graduate students enrolled in the MBA/MSA program.

Jun 26
University Trustee gives back to OHIO by supporting the arts and students
Ohio University Board of Trustees member Cary Cooper recently arranged to bestow a unique gift upon the university that will help future students fund their academic careers.

Jun 24
OUAA welcomes five new Board members
OUAA welcomes five new Board members

Jun 19
Alumna pledges scholarship to Appalachian students
When Peggy Viehweger attended Ohio University in the late 1960s, life was different. With the civil rights movement in full swing, the Vietnam War dominating headlines and the Beatles dominating airwaves, it was a far cry from our world today. But according to Viehweger, there is one thing that hasn’t changed—the struggle for students to afford to go to college.

OUAA takes “A Night in Athens” event to the Big Apple
The Ohio University Alumni Association welcomed more than 400 alumni and friends living in the Big Apple to “A Night in Athens…in New York!” a themed event that recreated the feel of Athens’-original sights, sounds and tastes.

Jun 18
Homage stores show alum's passion for storytelling
"Is that want you want to do with your life?" Sell vintage T-shirts from your parents' basement? It was a great start, actually, for a Spanish major with a passion for storytelling—through clothing.

Physics alum gets Jefferson Science Associates Thesis Prize
A young researcher who worked on software development and data analysis for a major physics experiment conducted at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility has received an award for the thesis he wrote about his efforts.

Jun 16
Urban Scholar finds harmony in Athens
A Q&A with Urban Scholar and Columbus native Taijuan Moorman, a sophomore journalism major at OHIO.

Jun 9
Keep Calm and Green On
More than 425 alumni and friends participated in a variety of events offered by the Ohio University Alumni Association during the University’s inaugural “On the Green Weekend”, May 29 through June 1, 2014.

Jun 5
Outstanding Alumni Chapter and Societies recognized during leadership conference
The Alumni Leadership Conference Awards kicked off the 2014 “On the Green Weekend” festivities on Thursday, May 29 with the return of alumni chapter and society members to their alma mater, many of whom received awards for outstanding service to Ohio University.

Jun 2
Leader of OUAA recognizes alumni, OHIO community for successful ‘On The Green Weekend’
Leader of OUAA recognizes alumni, OHIO community for successful ‘On The Green Weekend’

Why don't these monkeys grow Up? Anthropology alum asks
Why does the Capuchin monkey need an extended childhood before it's ready to become an adult? Ohio University alum Morgan Chancey '10 is going to Costa Rica to study the monkeys and look for the answer by studying the skills they need as adults.

May 28
Welcome to campus for “On the Green Weekend”
The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) welcomes the OHIO and Athens communities to campus for the inaugural “On the Green Weekend” event May 29 through June 1.

May 22
Cruise In at the Convo raises funds, welcomes classic cars
The OHIO Alumni Varsity Band joined forces with regional vintage automobile enthusiasts last Saturday at the fourth annual Cruise In at the Convo, where over $1500 was raised to support various Ohio University Marching Band Society and Friends initiatives.

All-Emeriti Reception during 'On the Green Weekend'
The Ohio University Alumni Association welcomes past, present and future members of the OHIO family to the All-Emeriti Reception on May 31 as part of “On the Green Weekend.” Sponsored by the Ohio University Emeriti Association, the reception is a chance for members of the Association and the public to mingle with honored members.

May 19
Ohio University alumni honored at 31st annual State Government Luncheon
More than 150 Ohio University alumni were honored at 31st annual State Government Luncheon in Columbus on May 13 for their work in public service.

May 15
“A Night in Athens… in Pittsburgh”
“A Night in Athens… in Pittsburgh”

OHIO’s “On the Green Weekend” features arts-based events
OHIO’s “On the Green Weekend” features arts-based events

May 12
OUAA’s Hosts “Play on the Green” Golf Outing at Inaugural “On The Green Weekend”
OUAA’s Hosts “Play on the Green” Golf Outing at Inaugural “On The Green Weekend”

OHIO students say "Thank You, Faculty & Staff!"
OHIO students say "Thank You, Faculty & Staff!"

OHIO’s Gospel Voices of Faith celebrate 40th anniversary at OHIO’s On The Green Weekend
OHIO’s Gospel Voices of Faith celebrate 40th anniversary at OHIO’s On The Green Weekend

Appalachian Scholar credits OHIO for opening doors and supporting personal growth
Appalachian Scholar credits OHIO for opening doors and supporting personal growth

May 2
Register now for 'On the Green' Weekend
The Ohio University Alumni Association's all-alumni reunion weekend is just around the corner. The OUAA is bringing alumni to Athens for a "Spring Homecoming" featuring academics and the arts May 30 through June 1.

Apr 30
Baker Fund supports six faculty research, scholarship and creative projects this spring
During the spring cycle of the Baker Fund awards, the university received 15 proposals requesting $170,805, including a record eight resubmissions. The Baker Fund committee selected six proposals totaling $69,567.  <br />

Apr 29
Two OHIO faculty/staff members top The Promise Lives Campaign over the $450 million goal
Athens residents and Ohio University faculty/staff members Goll-Ohio Eminent Scholar and Distinguished Professor John Kopchick and his wife Char, assistant dean of students for campus involvement, have committed $2 million in support of academic programs as part of Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign – pushing the Campaign over its $450 million goal.

Ohio University’s Promise Lives Campaign surpasses goal, continues to fill needs
Thanks to the generosity of nearly 75,000 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s The Promise Lives Campaign has surpassed its $450 million goal ahead of schedule. The Campaign, which will continue though June 30, 2015, seeks to secure an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO.

Apr 28
Funny faces: Making Ohio University laugh
Funny faces: Making Ohio University laugh

Apr 24
President to make Promise Lives Campaign announcement
President Roderick J. McDavis will make a special announcement regarding The Promise Lives Campaign for Ohio University on Tuesday, April 29, at 12:15 p.m. in Baker University Center's 1804 Lounge.

Ohio University Women’s Club celebrates 75th anniversary in Cleveland
The Ohio University Women’s Club (OUWC) of Greater Cleveland enjoyed an event at the historic Silver Grille in Cleveland’s Higbee Building that celebrated 75 years of success and prosperity by awarding scholarships, reminiscing and planning for years to come.

Apr 22
Athenians establish fund to benefit the Athena Cinema
After living in Athens for more than three decades, two Athenians have demonstrated they are eager to give back to what they think is a community treasure.

Apr 21
Sweet Science: Unearthing chocolate’s ancient history
How sweet it is: The Spring 2014 issue of Ohio Today dishes up two stories about alumni working in the chocolate industry. One of them, W. Jeffrey Hurst, a 1969 alumnus of the College of Arts and Sciences, has built a career analyzing the chemical properties of cocoa —in both its ancient (dating back to 1100 BC) and modern forms.

Apr 17
Bobcat Caravans 2014
Bobcat Caravans 2014

Apr 14
A Night in Athens ... in Pittsburgh is May 7
There is still time to register for Ohio University Alumni Association’s (OUAA) “A Night in Athens … in Pittsburgh!” event, a chance for alumni to enjoy each other's company at their home away from Athens.

Apr 10
OUAA celebrates in April: Senior Week, OUr Day
Each year the Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) teams with various organizations and campus units to celebrate “Senior Week,” a week filled with activities and events aimed at honoring OHIO’s upcoming Athens and regional campus graduates. Senior Week kicks off Monday, April 14 with members of the Student Alumni Board driving golf carts on the Athens Campus to offer t-shirts and other OHIO clothing to undergraduate seniors.

Apr 3
HCOM doc says his support for OHIO mirrors the generosity he sees in Southeast Ohio
Faculty member Dr. Jay Shubrook gives back to OHIO in myriad ways.

Giving back is automatic for Athletics staffer [VIDEO]
Alumna and Athletics employee Tricia Drummond says giving back is a simple decision for her. It's a way she "pays it forward" to honor the transformative education and experience she received from her OHIO education.

Mar 27
Unveiling Ohio University’s 2014 Homecoming theme and logo
In anticipation of next year’s Homecoming festivities – scheduled for Oct. 6-11, 2014 – students and alumni voted on their favorite theme, and “Bobcat Family Reunion” prevailed.

Giving back to OHIO: Vogel pays her experiences forward
As a fourth generation alumnae, Megan Vogel, holds a special place in her heart for OHIO. Vogel said the positive experiences she enjoyed as a student is the reason she chooses to “pay it forward” by giving to the Campus Life Fund.

Mar 25
SAVE THE DATE: A Night in Athens…in Pittsburgh!
Ohio University Alumni are invited to “A Night in Athens…in Pittsburgh” at the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh on May 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Mar 21
Gordon Gee to visit Ohio University as part of Quality & Value in Higher Education discussion
Dr. E. Gordon Gee will consult with education leaders and the business community at Ohio University’s Baker Center on Monday, March 31 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in Baker Center Room 240 to develop recommendations for improving college retention and attainment. The visit is one of several Quality & Value in Higher Education sessions scheduled across the state.

Mar 20
Russ College alumna carries on pioneering tradition of women aviators
The presence of women on the flight deck has gotten a bit of recent national attention on social media, but Captain Connie J. Tobias, AAS '77, BGS '78 has made aircraft her professional home for nearly 40 years.

Emeriti Day previews how campus will look in five to 10 years
President Roderick McDavis will speak at the Emeriti Day Reception, being held April 3 at 10 a.m. in the Schoonover Center lobby regarding building and renovation plans that will change the campus’s appearance considerably.

Mar 17
OHIO Alumni Tom and Jan Hodson establish LGBT Support Fund
Tom and Jan Hodson created the Tom and Jan Hodson LGBT Support Fund to support LGBT students facing unexpected financial needs.