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OHIO to welcome Bobcat sibs to town Feb. 7-9


Beginning Friday, Feb. 7, Ohio University students will welcome their siblings to campus for an eventful weekend. There is never a dull moment here at Ohio University, which is why we have planned plenty of events to entertain students and sibs of all ages.

"The weekend my brother came to visit me was a really great time," said Senior Allison Barwacsz. "It was my freshman year and he was a senior in high school. We had an awesome time, and he absolutely loved the campus, so it didn’t come as a big surprise when he said he wanted to come to Ohio University. I was really excited that he decided to join me at OU, and it's been an awesome experience for him since."

This enjoyable weekend is full of exciting events for students and sibs of all ages. Here is a sample of the planned events:

Men's Basketball

Join the Bobcats at the Convocation Center on Saturday, Feb. 8, as they battle it out against one of their biggest rivals, the Miami RedHawks. General admission will cost $20, but students can purchase student section tickets for their sibs for $5. As always, students will receive one free ticket with a valid Ohio University ID. Tip-off is at 2 p.m. Do not miss out on the battle of the bricks, get your tickets today.

Women's Basketball

Come out and support the OHIO Women's Basketball team, while they take on Eastern Michigan on Sunday, Feb. 9. The game will take place at the Convocation Center at 2 p.m. For more information on game tickets please contact the OHIO Athletic Ticket Office at 800-575-CATS (2287), or visit https://tkt.xosn.com//tickets/TicketHome.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=21200.

Stargazing and Bonfire at the Ridges

If you enjoy the fresh air, and a good, old-fashioned S'mores, this may be the trip for you. Join Outdoor Pursuits and Astronomer George Eberts for a night in the outdoors, which will include roasting marshmallows around a campfire, stargazing and telling tales of the night sky and Ridges lore. This trip will be offered on Friday, Feb. 7, and Saturday, Feb. 8, from 8 p.m. to midnight. The registration fee is $8 per person, which includes transportation to The Ridges and snacks.

Old Man's Cave Day Hike

Tell your sibs to pack their hiking boots, and join Outdoor Pursuits as they take a day hike through the Old Man's Cave region of Hocking Hills State Park. The trip will take place on Saturday, Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fee is only $18 per person, and includes transportation and a guide staff that will introduce you to waterfalls, sandstone cliffs and all of the other geologic features that Old Man’s Cave has to offer.

The deadline to register for these events will be 10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5. To register, visit http://www.ohio.edu/recreation/outdoorpursuits/localtrips.cfm.

Sibs Carnival

The Sibs Carnival is a great event for students and sibs of all ages and the best part about it is that it's free. There will be door prizes, crafts, video games, board games, Bingo, refreshments, a disc jockey and a dance floor so that you and your sibs can show off your best moves. This long-running West Green tradition will take place at Boyd Dining Hall at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7.

Art-making at the Kennedy Museum of Art

No matter what anyone tells you, always remember that no one is ever too old for arts and crafts. On Saturday, Feb. 8, the Kennedy Museum of Art host an art-making activity designed especially for Ohio University students and their siblings. The fee the art activity is $5 and admission to the museum is free. The art-making activity will take place from 1 to 3 p.m.

To find out more about the exhibits that can be found at The Kennedy Art Museum, visit http://www.ohio.edu/museum/exhibitions.html.

If you want to learn more about the Sibs Weekend events, visit http://www.ohio.edu/parents/familyweekends/05.cfm

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