|Faculty member named for Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy|
Chair established by Doctors Ram and Sushila Gawande aims to increase knowledge, awareness of Indian culture, and collaboration between Ohio University and India
|First Family Pledges Funds for Tutoring Center at OUL|
When Assistant Professor of Education Jane Johnsen passed away unexpectedly last January, retired Ohio University Lancaster Campus Assistant Professor of Health Technology Debra Smith and her husband, Lancaster Mayor Dave Smith, wanted to find the right way to honor her memory. After speaking to OUL Development Director Mandi Custer, the Smiths decided to pledge $25,000 to the fundraising effort for a new tutoring center on campus in hopes of naming it after Johnsen.
|Black Alumni Reunion brings memories and friends back to Athens [PHOTOS]|
Ohio University’s black alumni returned to Athens Campus for the 2013 “Through the Decades”-themed triennial event Sept. 26-29. The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) the Ohio University Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) and other groups hosted events throughout the weekend, giving alumni myriad opportunities to celebrate their ties to the University and reconnected with one another. The much-anticipated triennial event is OHIO’s largest formal alumni reunion.
|Engineering alum returns to campus as published poet|
While former OHIO students reconnected with each other and campus at Black Alumni Reunion this weekend, an engineering alumnus was connecting with a whole new audience at his poetry book signing. Jesse Owens II, BSIT ’89, appeared Saturday at The Little Professor bookstore on Court Street to sign copies of his book, Chronicle of a Different State of Mind: Parallels of Life thru Poetry.
|OHIO’s 1804 Fund awards 15 new research and community outreach initiatives|
The Ohio University Foundation Board’s 1804 Fund committee has awarded $265,475 for faculty research and graduate student research projects and $215,475 to 11 projects for undergraduate learning for the 2013 academic year. The 1804 Fund fosters innovation and collaboration across disciplines. The fund supports projects that focus on excellence in undergraduate education, faculty research and graduate studies and supports the University's core mission of "maintaining, strengthening, and enhancing a learning-centered community."
|Ohio University to host Bobcat Bashes for 2013|
Fall is finally here, bringing the return of the 2013 Bobcat Bashes for both football and basketball! This season, Ohio University will host Bobcat Bashes for three away football games, a Homecoming Bash in Athens, as well as a Bash for an away basketball game.
|Ohio University mourns the loss of distinguished alumnus Jim Wycoff|
Jim Wycoff passed away on Sunday, August 11, at Mercy Anderson Hospital in Cincinnati. A native of Zanesville, Ohio, Wycoff graduated from Zanesville High School in 1967 and was directed by then Ohio State University Football Coach Woodie Hayes to head southeast to Athens and to what came to be Wycoff’s “beloved Ohio University.”
|Ohio University to host Bobcat Bash at Louisville on Sept. 1|
Join fellow Bobcats prior to kickoff of the OHIO vs. University of Louisville Football game from 1-3 p.m. on Sept. 1. The Marching 110 will make an appearance.
|2013 Black Alumni Reunion set for Sept. 27-29|
During the weekend of Sept. 27-29, OHIO’s black alumni will celebrate their ties to the University with a host of exciting events. The much-anticipated triennial event is OHIO’s largest formal alumni reunion, drawing hundreds of alumni back to campus. The schedule is packed with festivities that offer opportunities for OHIO alumni to celebrate the rich tradition of Ohio University’s African-American heritage.
|The Summer 2013 issue of Ohio Today Online is here|
In this issue, you’ll meet “Louie the Bagel Man,” who in the late 1970s started the Athens buggy craze with a handmade bagel stand. But that’s not all: Louie also set up the city’s first recording studio and produced an “Athens Hometown Album” previously out of print and now available online!
|Two OHIO Students score internship funding made possible by Women in Philanthropy scholarship|
Two Ohio University undergraduates will now have the opportunity to spruce up their resumes after accepting career-boosting internships thanks to Women in Philanthropy’s (WIP’s) 2013 scholarship funding. This year's scholarship recipients are juniors Renée Hagerty and Lindsey Bork. Hagerty is an Honors Tutorial College Political Science student who is interning at the Ohio Board of Regents in Columbus. Bork is majoring in Community Health Services and is an intern at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.
|Largest Crowd on record swarms Monomoy Theatre’s 2013 Opening Weekend|
The Monomoy Theatre was abuzz for the Chatham, Massachusetts venue’s 56th season opening weekend June 28-30. The season opened with the Theatre’s production of “The King and I,” performed by the Ohio University Players. The Ohio University Alumni Association (OUAA) and the Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England hosted three receptions and one dinner throughout the weekend.
|Donation assists OHIO Men’s Basketball locker room renovation, honors a family of Bobcats|
Ohio University received a lead gift of $100,000 from alumni Tom and Gwen Weihe that helped fund a renovation project of the Men’s Basketball team’s locker room at the Convocation Center. “We both graduated from OHIO and this gift was one way to give back to the University,” Tom Weihe said. “It was a way of thanking the University for everything it did to prepare me for a successful career.” he said. “OHIO was instrumental in forming me. It taught me to be a successful person.”