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By Laura Alloway Sep 26

Ohio University alumni came together at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Sept. 22 to reconnect with the University and honor one of their own for outstanding service to the nation, Senator George V. Voinovich. Read More

Alumni & Friends News

Scripps College of Communication hosts Black Alumni Reunion reception, panel By Claire Berlin Sep 20

On Friday, Sept. 16 the Scripps College of Communication welcomed Black Alumni Reunion attendees to the college for a reception and hosted a panel entitled “Black in Athens”. Alumni from all colleges were in attendance and were able to socialize in the Schoonover lobby before the panel began. Read More

Alumnus gives $5 million to support departments of Chemistry and Physics By Jennifer Shutt Bowie, BSJ ’94, MSC ‘99 Sep 16

Alumnus gives $5 million to support departments of Chemistry and Physics Read More

Communication alumni: Join us for a Homecoming reception! By Claire Berlin Sep 15

The Ohio University Scripps College of Communication once again invites alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to visit the Steven L. Schoonover Center for Communication during Ohio University’s Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 8, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Read More

Ohio University Southern hosts Donor, Alumni Reception From staff reports Sep 15

Good food, good music and a room full of fellow Bobcats drew more than 50 alumni and donors together Sept. 9 for the annual Ohio University Southern Donor and Alumni Reception. Read More

2016 Ohio University Homecoming parade scheduled for Saturday, October 8 From Staff Reports Sep 14

Ohio University’s 2016 Homecoming Parade will celebrate this year’s theme, “All Roads Lead Home,” with spirited floats, banners and displays representing both the OHIO and the surrounding community. Read More

Welcome to Black Alumni Reunion Sept. 15-18, 2016 [VIDEO] By Jennifer Bowie, BSJ ’94, MSC ’99 Sep 14

Built on partnership and collaboration – beginning with a planning committee comprising 11 alumni and one student and extending to college and campus partners – this weekend OHIO will host more than 500 alumni and friends in Athens during Black Alumni Reunion 2016. Read More

Ohio University mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle From staff reports Sep 14

The Ohio University community mourns the passing of Kathryn D. Sowle, former University first lady and wife of Ohio University’s 16th president, Claude R. Sowle. She was 84 years old. Read More

For Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration alumni, NFL isn’t fantasy, it’s reality By Mackenzie ODwyer Sep 14

For Ohio University’s Master of Sports Administration alumni, NFL isn’t fantasy, it’s reality Read More

MSES graduate returns to Athens to give horses a Second Chance By Laura Alloway Sep 09

Environmental Studies alumus Lucian Spataro, Jr. has returned to Athens to build his dream of renovating his family lands to become an extension of Last Chance Corral a non-profit haven for unwanted horses.. Read More

Two hearts give as one By Kate Keverline, BSJ ’18 Sep 08

Starkey and Holtz met in Columbus through the Ohio University Young Alumni of Columbus, a subchapter of the OHIO Alumni Association’s Central Ohio Alumni Network. They wed in Athens this past June. But, true to their philanthropic nature, they replaced a traditional wedding registry with a request that guests support a scholarship endowment they established, the Holtz/Starkey Endowed Scholarship for Arts and Sciences. Read More

Recent alumnus Will Drabold completes internship at Time magazine By Claire Berlin Sep 07

This summer, Will Drabold covered national politics at Time’s Washington DC bureau. His articles were published online at time.com and some appeared in the print magazine as well. Read More

Alumnus Drew Wathey takes a swing at a novel after sports broadcasting, PR careers By Claire Berlin Sep 07

After spending years as a broadcast journalist and later taking on positions in sports public relations and marketing, Drew Wathey, a 1979 graduate of the School of Communication Studies, has published his first novel, “A Season With Hope”. Read More

Scripps College announces Black Alumni Reunion reception, panel on Sept. 16 By Claire Berlin Sep 07

The Scripps College of Communication, with support from the Ohio University Association of Black Journalists, invites you to attend a reception and panel discussion in honor of Black Alumni Reunion. Read More

BAR to honor alumni with Trailblazer and Diversity and Inclusion awards By Kate Keverline BSJ ’18 Aug 31

Ohio University’s Black Alumni will return to the Athens’ campus for the 2016 “Straight Outta Ohio”-themed Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) Sept. 15-18 to reconnect, raise funds, and recognize those among them who have laid the foundation for future Bobcats. Read More

Memorial, reception for JOUR alumnus Richard Linke to be held September 4 By Claire Berlin Aug 29

Friends of Ohio University alumnus Richard O. Linke, BSJ ’41, are invited to return to campus on Sunday, September 4 for a memorial and reception for the legendary graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. The memorial will take place from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. in Galbreath Chapel, with a reception and refreshments following from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. in Scripps Hall. Read More

Volunteer News

Ohio University continues to mourn the loss of beloved alumnus Ken Peaks, who earned a bachelor's degree in physics from OHIO in 1967. Peaks passed away Fri., April 19, at age 67 after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Read More

When siblings Jayne and Gregory Seymour heard about the design competition for Ohio University’s new Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, they couldn’t resist taking on the challenge. The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity launched the competition in spring 2012 to find a design for the new medal, offering a $2,000 prize for the winner. Read More

We are pleased to introduce The Promise Within Faculty & Staff Campaign tri-chairs - strong advocates for OHIO who have graciously offered their time, effort and resources in support of this important cause. Read More

The Zanesville/Muskingum County community has longed for a public indoor pool facility for nearly 30 years. On November 14, 2012, the community took a giant step forward in making this dream a reality. Read More

University Advancement has made significant progress in meeting the Division’s staffing objectives for the public phase of the Campaign. Read about newly hired staff and promotions within the Division. Read More

Ohio University and Ohio Fellow alumnus Terry Moore (BSS, University College, ’91) and his wife Lynn Shostack, hosted a gathering of New York tri-state area alumni on December 11, 2012, at their home in Manhattan. About 50 OHIO alumni reconnected and participated in an intimate discussion with Dr. Rudolph Rousseau, a 34-year veteran of Federal service. Read More

As part of The Promise Lives Campaign, more than 68 Florida gulf coast-area alumni came together for Bobcat fun at the 39th Annual Holiday Luncheon in Sarasota, Fla., on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. Read More

The University Advancement Human Resources team has been busy interviewing several impressive candidates to staff the division for the public phase of the Campaign. We welcome three outstanding members to the University Advancement team. Read More

When thinking about making a gift to The Promise Lives: The Campaign for the Lancaster Campus|Pickerington Center, Angela and Greg Krile knew they wanted to support student leaders in Fairfield County. Read More

Event planning is more than keeping a calendar or making sure there are enough seats, said Director of Donor Relations Jacquelin Weber. “Event planning is the art of taking something from conception to reality,” she said. Read More

Ohio University has a rich tradition and heritage in providing access to education, and when the first regional campus was founded in 1946 in Chillicothe, the spirit and impact of providing that access in the form of scholarship funding expanded beyond Athens and into the southern and southeastern Ohio communities Read More

On April 20, 2011, alumnus, Senior Staff Photographer for Getty Images, and award-winning photojournalist Chris Hondros captured his last images before being attacked by mortar shells while on assignment in Libya during the uprising that eventually led to dictator Moammar Gadhafi’s ouster. Read More

Recent changes at University Advancement were aimed at fully staffing the unit and streamlining the team. Read about University Advancement’s team reorganization. Read More

This quarter proved to be a busy one for The Promise Lives Campaign. Read on for news about improvements and changes in University Advancement operations. Read More