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Alumni & Friends News

Mar 26
OHIO alumni establish scholarship to honor daughter’s legacy and love of athletics
Rebecca “Becky” Schultz died of cancer in 2012. To honor her enthusiasm for athletics, Michael and Ellen Sostarich established the Rebecca Sostarich Schultz Memorial Scholarship, which supports female athletes graduating from Athens High School who are enrolling at OHIO.

Mar 25
Scripps alumnus, stalwart supporter inducted into Ohio Communication Hall of Fame
Ohio University alumnus Michel du Cille and Mike Philipps, a longtime supporter, partner and friend of the Scripps College of Communication, were officially inducted into the Ohio Communication Hall of Fame during a March 23 ceremony.

Finals week survival bags back for spring semester, available now
During finals week, a pick-me-up is a welcome gift for stressed students writing papers, finishing projects, and studying for final exams. Thanks to the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Student Alumni Board (SAB), Finals Week Survival Bags provide that much-needed study-time support.

Mar 20
Student design selected for Homecoming 2015 logo
The theme for Homecoming 2015, scheduled for Oct. 5-10, is “Same Bricks, Different Stories.” The logo that was selected to illustrate the theme was submitted by junior music production major, Nathan Bodiker.

First-ever Bobcat Dash 5k will feature obstacles, special guest
An exciting new On The Green Weekend event, the Bobcat Dash, is a springtime 5k run and walk full of color and obstacles, scheduled for 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Pepsi Tailgreat Park.

Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO
Social Bobcats Reconnect Alumni With OHIO

Mar 17
Alum wins Einstein fellowship, studies black holes
Ohio University alum Dr. Jack Steiner (B.S. HTC Astrophysics, B.S. Applied Mathematics, 2006) has been named an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow.

Next stop for Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion: Cincinnati
Ohio University’s Bobcat Family Reunion is back at it with this year’s second homecoming-themed celebration scheduled for May 6, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Jefferson County native gives back to Appalachian Scholars
Jefferson County native gives back to Appalachian Scholars.

The Promise Within 2015: Annual Faculty & Staff Campaign kicks off third year, in support of OHIO
Ohio University has re-launched The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign, once again, to great success and support from OHIO’s faculty and staff.

OHIO alumnus Clarence Page presides over annual Gridiron Club dinner
More than 650 journalists, media executives, diplomats, Cabinet secretaries, White House officials, and leaders of the Congress and the military came together for a night of satirical musical skits and biting political humor.

Mar 12
OHIO student trustees return to campus
Ohio University’s Board of Trustees will welcome student trustee alumni to campus for a series of events in order to celebrate their service to the Board.

Mar 11
Alumnus discusses his turn as visiting professor on the Athens Campus
Ohio University alumnus and Robert and Rene' Glidden Visiting Professor Harry Greenfield visits WOUB AM-1340, part of the WOUB Center for Public Media, and talks about alternative careers for accountants, financial literacy for college students, and what it’s like to teach to millennials.

On Tour with the Singing Men of Ohio
The Singing Men of Ohio (SMO) spent their spring break captivating and entertaining alumni, friends and fans across the Midwest.

College of Business professor to give alumni a new purpose for social media
Dr. Raj Agnihotri, the College of Business's Freeman Professor of Sales Leadership & Chair, is gearing up to teach alumni about the power social media marketing has on sales as part of Alumni College during the Ohio University Alumni Association’s 2015 On The Green Weekend event in May.

March 19 event to celebrate official launch of ohiowomen
Standing on the shoulders of Women in Philanthropy, ohiowomen aims to engage and support women of the Ohio University community. The official launch of the initiative will take place during a kickoff event to be held March 19, 2015 at The Worthington Inn in Worthington, Ohio from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Mar 9
Chemical engineering alumni use smarts to brew up new business
Two Russ College alumni are combining their chemical engineering knowledge and business acumen to establish a craft brewery and event space in Cincinnati this spring.

Mar 6
Division of Student Affairs exceeds Promise Lives Campaign goal, supports transformational student experiences
The Division of Student Affairs set out to raise $2 million during The Promise Lives Campaign. Thanks to the generosity of more than 10,650 donors, the division has far exceeded that goal, securing $2.9 million in gifts and commitments.

Alumni will get reacquainted with Athens during the 2015 International Alumni Reunion
International alumni will get to revisit Ohio University during this year’s International Alumni Reunion, April 15-18.

Weihes' Legacy of Support Continues With Academic Center Gift
Ohio University Director of Athletics Jim Schaus announced a leadership gift of $500,000 from alumni Tom and Gwen Weihe as part of Ohio Athletics' Campaign for Academic Excellence.

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.