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By Jenna Knott Jan 11

The Ohio University Foundation has received a $600,000 commitment from Dave and Valerie Scholl and The Scholl Family Foundation (donor-advised fund through the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio) to support both OHIO Athletics’ Campaign for Academic Excellence and the Wilfred R. Konneker-Charles J. Ping General Endowment for the Cutler Scholars Program. Read More

Alumni and Friends News
Survey results for 2016 Homecoming theme, logo competition now open From staff reports Feb 05

This fall, Homecoming will celebrate Ohio University for the home it has been for many generations of Bobcats. Between twitter and the online survey sent to alumni, faculty, staff and students, 2,236 votes were collected to decide this year’s theme; “All Roads Lead Home.” Read More

Upcoming event to celebrate notable OHIO alumna’s book release By Laura Alloway Feb 04

In celebration of Ohio University alumna Beverly Jones’ new book, “Think Like an Entrepreneur, Act Like a CEO,” the campus and community are invited to a book release party from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 10 at The Ridges, Building 21, hosted by the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Scripps College of Communication and ohiowomen. Read More

OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects and engages alumni in presidential election discussion By Zulfa Rizqiya Feb 03

Around 60 Ohio University alumni attended a Washington Policy Forum kickoff event in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Jan. 28 in the Capitol Visitor’s Center. Organized by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Scripps College of Communication, the Ohio University Alumni Association and the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, the forums, held quarterly, aim to reconnect alumni in the nation’s capital to Ohio University.  Read More

CLJC and economics alum | Minichello practices civil litigation in Chicago By Lori Stahl-Bauer Feb 02

Ohio University alum Dennis Minichello is currently a shareholder in the Chicago law firm of Marwedel, Minichello & Reeb, P.C. Read More

Alum finds inspiration and puts skills to work in Turkey By Lori Stahl-Bauer Feb 02

The cries of a street vendor, riding through the early morning street on a bicycle cart, peddling a Turkish bread ring covered in sesame seeds, mingled with the early morning call to prayer from a nearby mosque frequently serves as Lydia Deakin’s wake-up alarm. Read More

Graduates make sure Food Matters for next crop of students By Lori Stahl-Bauer Jan 27

Food Matters, the campus student organization focused on food, was founded by recent graduates Anna Chleboun and Janice Brewer in Spring 2014 to enhance student and community experiences with the Food Studies theme at Ohio University. Read More

CLJC alum | Stember practices labor & employment litigation, teaches law By Lori Stahl-Bauer Jan 27

A native of Brooklyn, NY, John Stember was a Cutler Fellow when he was an Honors student at Ohio University. He was in the last class of Cutler College, a 1960’s era program for self-designed majors. Read More

Ohio University Lancaster taking student proposals for tenth annual Celebrate Women Conference by Zulfa Rizqiya Jan 27

Ohio University’s Lancaster Campus is encouraging undergraduate and graduate students to submit their research papers and posters to be included in the 10th annual Celebrate Women event. This year’s event is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, March 18, in Brasee Hall on the Lancaster Campus. Read More

Cast your vote for the Homecoming 2016 theme From staff reports Jan 27

The OHIO Alumni Association and the Division of Student Affairs need your input regarding this year’s Homecoming theme selection! Cast your vote and help determine the look and feel of all 2016 Homecoming endeavors. Read More

Students prepare to dance through the decades at second annual BobcaThon by Kaitlyn Pacheco Jan 27

On Feb. 13, students and members of the Ohio University community will dance until they drop at the second annual BobcaThon, a 12-hour dance marathon that supports the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. Read More

Center for International Studies alumni recruit new students into the program By Elana Harnish Jan 25

Alumni from Ohio University’s Center for International Studies are proud of their ties to OHIO, and many of them are encouraging future generations of students to also consider the University. Read More

Say it best when you say nothing at all By Zulfa Rizqiya Jan 20

Finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift is a lot of pressure. How do you declare your love to your significant Bobcat? No matter what stage in your relationship, The Bobcat Store has the right gifts to tell your sweetheart how you feel. Now through Feb. 14, save 14 percent on all orders of OHIO champagne flutes, Keith Chapman jewelry, and Loralie’s Minis OHIO Brownies by using promo code “LOVE2016,” so you can treat yourself to a sweet deal as well! Read More

Pride Society of Alumni and Friends presents Broadway in Columbus: 'The Sound of Music.' By Kaitlyn Pacheco Jan 20

Warm up those singing voices and join the Ohio University Pride Society of Alumni and Friends on Jan. 26 for an evening of theatrics, sing-alongs and fun at a Broadway event featuring “The Sound of Music.” Read More

Author, VisCom alumna Alysia Burton Steele awarded 2016 Humanities Award By Claire Berlin Jan 20

Alysia Burton Steele, MA ’10, an Ohio University School of Visual Communication graduate and author of Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother's Wisdom, received the 2016 Mississippi Humanities Council Public Humanities Preserver of Mississippi Culture Award for her work to document and save the culture of the state. Read More

Alumna in Arizona promotes Ohio University to her third-grade class By Tony Meale Jan 19

In 1981, not long after graduating from The Patton College of Education, Deena Charnofsky moved to Arizona. Now a third-grade teacher in Mesa, Arizona, she is leading an Advancement Via Individual Determination program at Edison Elementary. 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