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By Jenna Knott Nov 19

Ohio University will be closed from Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation. Read More

Alumni and Friends News
Ohio University mourns the loss of alumnus and stalwart volunteer Charles R. Emrick Jr. From Staff Reports Nov 23

Charles R. (Chuck) Emrick Jr. died from complications of Parkinson’s Disease on November 16, 2015. A long-time Ohio University volunteer, Emrick had served on the Ohio University Board of Trustees from 1992 through 2000 (chair: 1996-97) and as a Trustee of The Ohio University Foundation from 1979 through 2001. Read More

Instructions for Year-End Gift Processing From Staff Reports Nov 19

Ohio University will be closed from Friday, Dec. 25, 2015, through Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 4, 2016. During this period, the Division of Advancement is working to ensure that all donors are able to transact gifts to The Ohio University Foundation. Read More

Gawande Lecture Series delves into ancient Indian texts By McKenzie Powell Nov 19

On Nov. 12, Stephanie Jamison presented “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India,” a lecture about ancient Indian sources pertaining to women and law. The event took place in Ellis Hall as a part of the biannual Ohio University Gawande Lecture Series. Read More

OHIO’s Tadeusz Malinski receives major gift for Down syndrome research By Collin Arocho Nov 17

A private donor’s passion to support research that may improve the daily lives of those who suffer from Down syndrome led to a major gift for one of Ohio University’s premiere scholars and researchers. Read More

Upcoming events to celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week with two renowned speakers By Laura Alloway Nov 16

Ohio University will host two events on campus, on Monday, Nov. 16 and Thursday, Nov. 19 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Baker University Center Theater, featuring renowned speakers on entrepreneurship in celebration of the eight annual Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Read More

Finals Week Survival Bags now available From Staff Reports Nov 16

The Student Alumni Board’s Finals Week Survival Bags are back! These survival bags help OHIO students during the tough week of Finals Week to study harder and making their grueling week less stressful. This semester’s bags include a stainless steel mug, a stress ball, vanilla chapstick, gum, great study tools (post-it notes, highlighters, etc.) snacks/candy and more! 

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Sheila and Larry McHale receive John C. Baker Founder's Award by Jennifer Bowie Nov 16

On Thursday, November 12, The Ohio University Foundation bestowed its greatest honor upon alumna Sheila McHale and her husband Lawrence “Larry” McHale, The John C. Baker Founder’s Award. The award recognizes individuals who have provided exemplary service to The Foundation. The inaugural Baker Awards were presented in 1995 during a special dual celebration in the life of Ohio University: the 50th anniversary of The Foundation and the 100th birthday of its founder, the late President Emeritus John C. Baker Read More

University mourns distinguished engineering alumnus, decorated WWII vet By George Mauzy Nov 12

Ohio University is mourning the loss of distinguished alumnus and decorated World War II veteran Ret. Brigadier General James M. Abraham. He died Sunday at the age of 92 after a second battle with cancer. <br /> Read More

Ohio University Foundation welcomes four new board trustees By Zulfa Rizqiya Nov 10

The Ohio University Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to welcome four new Trustees to the Bobcat family this year. Sandra “Sandy” J. Anderson, Donald “Donny” L. Harrison Jr., Jeffrey M. Loewy, and William “Bill” D. Hilyard were elected during the June, 2015 Foundation Board meeting in Columbus. The first official board meeting for the new Trustees is Nov. 12-14, 2015. Read More

Open house to celebrate all OHIO women Nov. 19 By McKenzie Powell Nov 10

The Ohio University Women’s Center is teaming up with ohiowomen to host an open house celebrating all OHIO women on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Baker University Center 403. Read More

Combat Veterans Club continues honorable legacy through community service, student-funded scholarship By Kaitlyn Pacheco Nov 09

Ohio University’s Combat Veterans Club aims to connect student veterans who have served in a combat zone. The organization allows veterans on campus to bond through their similar experiences while giving back to the Athens community. Read More

College of Business celebrates expansion to serve students By Brianna Wilson Nov 06

Valued alumni, College faculty, and distinguished guests joined the College of Business for a renovation preview on Friday, Oct. 16. Read More

From OHIO to OU: Three Bobcats Represent at Environmental Journalism Conference By Laura Alloway Nov 04

Ohio University past, present and future appeared last month in Norman, Oklahoma for the annual meeting of the Society of Environmental Journalism (SEJ). Three OHIO Bobcats: a student, an alumnus and a faculty member, participated in the multi-day conference of the country’s leading environmental journalists hosted by Oklahoma University. Read More

18th Annual Schey Sales Symposium on Nov. 12 to focus on relationship excellence By Brianna Wilson Oct 29

The Ralph and Luci Schey Sales Centre will host its 18th annual Schey Sales Symposium on Thurs., Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m in Baker Ballroom. This year’s theme will be Relationship Excellence on the Front Line, with speakers in Athens, Ohio focusing on how to work effectively with the Millennial Generation. Dr. Adam Rapp, intergenerational engagement expert, will present research from thousands of millennials and managers to present breakthrough insights on leading, recruiting, training, and motivating millennial hires. Read More

Gawande Lecture Series explores women and law in ancient India By McKenzie Powell Oct 28

Ohio University’s biannual Gawande Lecture Series presents, “Adulterous Woman to Be Eaten by Dogs: Women and Law in Ancient India,” presented by Stephanie Jamison on Nov. 12. 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