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By Claire Berlin June 17

WOUB Public Media’s new podcast “Spectrum” will feature conversations with an eclectic group of fascinating people. Some of the interviews are from famous people, some are not, but they all have captivating stories. Read More

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Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education Kate Keverline June 28

Sugar Bush Foundation funds five projects for 2016-17 that promote environmental sustainability, education Read More

Black Alumni Reunion 2016 promises to be “Straight Outta OHIO”   From staff reports June 24

Ohio University will welcome alumni and friends to Athens for Black Alumni Reunion 2016 (#OHIOBAR2016) September 15-18. More than 350 Bobcats participated via survey to select “Straight Outta OHIO” as the reunion’s theme. Taking guests back to where it all began, the Black Alumni Reunion tradition has more than three decades of history and draws more than 500 alumni and friends to Athens every three years. Read More

Sitterley trusts directed to Ohio University will support scholarships for Fairfield and Hocking County students By Jennifer Shutt Bowie, BSJ ’94, MSC ‘99 June 24

Four charitable trusts created by Fairfield and Hocking County families – collectively totaling more than $5.1 million – are now held within The Ohio University Foundation’s endowment. Trustee William J. Sitterley, a principal member at Sitterley, Vandervoort, and Davis in Lancaster, Ohio, and his wife Sally, trust administrator, recently transferred the trusts to The Foundation to provide Fairfield and Hocking County students attending Ohio University with scholarships, as well as to continue these families’ legacies into perpetuity. Read More

“Innovative” Ohio Today Spotlights Bobcat Ingenuity From staff reports June 23

OHIO abounds with innovations. For example, in transportation, Bobcats have assisted in the debut of a local mass-transit poetry bus, created a bus scheduling app for regional school districts, and hosted the 2016 Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. In eco-friendliness, OHIO faculty, staff, and students utilize state-of-the-art technology, personal storytelling, and citizen scientists to implement wearable air quality sensors, deployable water quality sensors, and unmanned aerial environmental monitoring. Read More

WOUB Public Media launches new podcast, will feature variety of topics By Claire Berlin June 17

WOUB Public Media’s new podcast “Spectrum” will feature conversations with an eclectic group of fascinating people. Some of the interviews are from famous people, some are not, but they all have captivating stories. Read More

Ohio University’s mascot Rufus to celebrate diversity at Columbus PRIDE From staff reports June 16

Rufus will travel to Columbus on Saturday to participate in the city’s 35th PRIDE Celebration. Parade step-off begins at 10:30 a.m. at the intersection of S. Front Street and W. Broad Street in downtown Columbus. Read More

University mourns death of alumnus Dick Linke From staff reports June 16

Richard (Dick) O. Linke, 98, died on June 15, in his Hawaii home. A 1941 graduate of Ohio University, the widely known entertainment manager's client list included Andy Griffith, Jim Nabors, Jerry VanDyke, Ken Berry and Frankie Avalon. Read More

Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and enthusiastic Bobcat Alan E. Riedel From staff reports June 15

Alan Ellis Riedel passed away on June 14, 2016. Born in Bellaire, Ohio, in 1930, he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.  Riedel graduated from Ohio University in 1952 and married Ruby Pearl Tignor in Newark, Ohio, the following year. They carried on a life-long love affair for 62 years with each other, with Ohio, and with Ohio University.  Read More

University reflects upon George V. Voinovich’s contributions and legacy By Carly Glick June 13

George V. Voinovich has made a remarkable impact upon the many lives that he touched at Ohio University. As our community mourns his passing, we reflect upon the monumental legacy he leaves behind for generations of future Ohioans. Read More

A message from President McDavis regarding the passing of Senator Voinovich From staff reports June 12

The following message was sent to the Ohio University community on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Read More

#AlumniTakeover: Liz Doyle doles out insights on life at Whirlpool Corp. By Brianna Wilson June 09

College of Business alumna Liz Doyle, '15 told us about life at Whirlpool on our Instagram (@OHIOCollegeofBusiness) Thurs., Jun. 2. Here's a recap: Read More

College of Business alumnus finalist on “America’s Greatest Makers” By Brianna Wilson June 08

Successful entrepreneur Aaron Fazulak, ’11 got his start at Ohio University’s College of Business. Read More

Meet local College of Business alumni at upcoming city celebrations By Brianna Wilson June 08

Hosted by the OHIO College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends, the event will take place in eight cities Thurs., June 9, from 5 to 7 p.m. Read More

Authors@Alden: A Conversation with Author Sharon Hatfield By George Mauzy June 03

On Thursday, June 16, alumna Sharon Hatfield, an award-winning reporter, editor and author, will discuss her book, “Never Seen the Moon: The Trials of Edith Maxwell,” in Alden Library. Read More

Gear up for summer with The Bobcat Store By Zulfa Rizqiya June 01

Nothing says summer like a day outside with family and friends. Whether you want to relax or play, The Bobcat Store is THE place for proud Ohio University students, alumni, family and friends to buy OHIO gear for all of your outdoor activities. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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