|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.