|Alumni Association seeks Board and Alumni Award nominations|
The Ohio University Alumni Association is currently accepting nominations for the OUAA Board of Directors, term beginning July 2015, as well as for the OUAA Alumni Awards, which are presented at the Alumni Awards Gala during Homecoming. Nominations for both honors are due December 1, 2014.
|Alum has her own 'Battle Cry' for living life—& slaying demons|
"In 1986, I dropped out of high school in the 11th grade. I was a 17-year-old bride with a baby a year later. One day while standing in a food stamp line and holding my screaming daughter who had a loaded diaper, I dropped to my knees in tears. My life had to change…" writes Marjorie McKee, Ohio University alum.
|Another fiscal year gone, OHIO Faculty and Staff keep giving back|
Faculty and Staff at Ohio University are second to none. The Promise Within Campaign, which was established in 2008 as a part of OHIO’s Promise Lives Campaign, proves that their commitment to the University and its students is unwavering. For 2014 fiscal year, faculty and staff gave $348,211.92 to The Promise Within Campaign, bringing the total raised to $3,706,537 from donations by more than 900 OHIO faculty and staff members.
|Ohio University to host Washington Policy Forum Nov. 13|
Ohio University will host its third Washington Policy Forum on Thursday, Nov. 13, at the offices of Nixon Peabody LLP on Ninth Street NW in Washington D.C.
|Homecoming 2014 is a Bobcat Family Reunion|
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.
|Alumni in federal government gather at Washington D.C. event to honor outstanding service to the U.S.|
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 />
|Sook family lays groundwork for new academic center|
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.
|Greenfield Memorial scheduled for September 21|
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.
|Limited edition Koller “Winter at Ohio University” prints now available|
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.
|University community stunned by death of energetic, philanthropic alumna|
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.
|Alum joins Columbus law firm Bricker & Eckler|
Ohio University alum Aaron Bruggeman '08 has joined Bricker & Eckler LLP as an attorney on the firm's Shale, Oil & Gas team, according to a news release from the Columbus-based law firm.
|Political science alum appointed to Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas|
Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio, on Aug. 8 announced the appointment of Ohio University alum Judge Eric D. Martin of Zanesville to serve as a judge on the Muskingum County Court of Common Pleas, Probate in the Juvenile Division.
|Retired colonel, math alum helped Keep Fort Gordon open|
U.S. Army Retired Col. Thom E. Tuckey '72, an Ohio University alum and former Garrison Commander at Fort Gordon, gives the keynote speech for the CSRA Home Connections Networking Breakfast and Success Seminar on Aug. 13.
|Alum's search firm Is 'King of the Hill' in higher ed|
When it comes to filling the highest posts of higher education, Bill Funk is the reigning king of the hill.
|Physics Alum Is a Digital Alchemist Transforming Matter|
Ohio University alum and condensed matter physicist Serge Nakhmanson '01PhD, a self-described "digital alchemist," returned recently to his alma mater as a guest colloquium speaker.
|Alum and lawyer is Ohio University's new pre-law adviser|
Ohio University alum Larry Hayman '03 is the Center for Law Juctice & Culture's new pre-law adviser.
|Alum Alison Stine dreamed her story a long time ago|
Alison Stine dreamed the story on a train ride a long time ago. At the Harper Voyager offices in England, the publishers must have been doing a little dreaming, too. Wondering what would happen if they bypassed all the agents hawking this author and that one—and went on a talent search across three continents to discover some new authors.
|Eglie gift to enhance patient advocacy programming|
Herbert Eglie, former food service director for 32 years at Aramark (formerly ARA Services), has committed $1 million to The Ohio University Foundation to establish the Herbert E. Eglie Patient Advocacy Fund, which will enable the College of Health Sciences and Professions to devote more time and resources to train their health care students to be devoted patient advocates.
|Physics alum, professor explore optical constraints of semiconductor zinc oxide for first time|
"Recently, an extraordinary effort has been directed toward group II–VI semiconductors such as zinc oxide (ZnO) material ... because of its potential applications in the fields of electronic and optoelectronics," including solar cells and renewable energy storage, write an Ohio University alum and Physics & Astronomy professor who co-authored an Applied Surface Science journal article on "Multiple oscillator models for the optical constants of polycrystalline zinc oxide thin films over a wide wavelength range."
|'Morgan are you there? The monkeys are here'|
"Morgan, Morgan, Morgan — are you there?" My radio's staticky transmission cuts the serenity of the forest like a buzzsaw, startling me out of a meditative hike as I search for my troop. It's been around seven hours since I set out, and fatigue is starting to wear on me in a holistic kind of way: in my muscles, in my mind. "Yes, I'm here," I respond.
|Ebony Bobcat Network’s alumni weekend to take place Aug. 14-17|
The Annual Alumni Weekend and Meeting hosted by Ohio University’s Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) will take place Aug. 14-17 at the Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center in Mayfield Village, Ohio. This year’s weekend marks the 4th anniversary of this special event and includes activities for students, faculty, alumni and friends.