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By Jenna Knott April 08

A wise young man once said, “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If you know what iconic 1980’s movie coined that phrase, you’ll be ecstatic about this year’s lineup for the On The Green Film Festival at the Athena May 19-21. Read More

Alumni and Friends News
One-day conference to welcome young OHIO professionals From staff reports April 25

Navigating the post-college professional realm is an uphill battle. Fortunately, the Bobcat network is throwing a lifeline to those young professionals who are determined to make their mark. The OHIO Young Professionals Conference is an all-day event scheduled for Friday, May 20, as a part of On The Green Weekend. Read More

Honors Tutorial College alumna supports individualized learning, establishes scholarship By Zulfa Rizqiya April 20

Sharon Fountain moved around the country a lot as a child. When she learned about Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) program, Fountain knew there was no better place to settle than OHIO. As the most academically diverse tutorial-based honors college in the country, HTC emphasizes individualized learning through one-on-one or small group tutorials. To help students like her enjoy the singular benefits of an HTC education, Fountain established the Sharon Monahan and Ben E. Fountain Scholarship. Read More

OHIO JSchool alumnus Wes Lowery shares in second Pulitzer Prize By Angela Woodward April 19

Wesley Lowery, an alumnus of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, is part of The Washington Post staff that has won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting. Read More

Senior Week will offer games, giveaways and career advice to Class of 2016 By Kaitlyn Pacheco April 18

With graduation weekend on the horizon, the OHIO Alumni Association and several other campus organizations are gearing up for the annual Senior Week celebration. Senior Week is a week-long series of exciting events for all of OHIO’s soon-to-be Athens and regional campus graduates scheduled for April 18-22. Read More

Women’s symposium unifies Bobcat leaders, CSU alumnae Story by Hailee Tavoian, Photos by Dustin Franz, ’10 April 18

The OHIO Alumni Association, in partnership with Cleveland State University, broke the mold for traditional women’s conferences on April 13, packing the Women’s Leadership Symposium in Cleveland with relevant panels and programming centered on salient issues for today’s female leaders. Read More

Ohio Today “reinvents” Ohio University From staff reports April 15

Fifty years ago, Ohio University revolutionized sports and business by creating a master’s degree in sports administration, the first degree-granting academic program of its kind in the world. Incarcerated students earn degrees from OHIO as a prime way to transcend their troubles. Alumna Katie Jackson Patel, BBA ’07, left behind a successful climb up the corporate ladder to work for a homeless shelter. Read More

Reinvent what you know about OHIO and Ohio Today From staff reports April 14

Reinvent what you know about OHIO and Ohio Today Read More

Faculty, industry professionals to work with students in summer High School Journalism Workshop By Claire Berlin April 12

High school students considering a career in journalism have the opportunity to work with E.W. Scripps School of Journalism faculty and industry professionals during a two-and-a-half-day summer workshop held annually on Ohio University’s campus on July 13-16. Read More

High School students to use state-of-the-art space in 2016 High School Media Workshop By Claire Berlin April 12

The School of Media Arts & Studies will host its third annual High School Media Workshop July 13-16. The high school participants will be the first to use Schoonover Center’s new Sound Post-Production and Listening Lab, a space designed to provide real-world audio experience for media students. Read More

Administrative Associate Becky Caesar ready for retirement after 35 years Reception is Friday in Baker Center’s 1804 Lounge From staff reports April 12

After more than 35 years of service to Ohio University – all in the Division of University Advancement – Administrative Services Associate Becky Caesar has decided to retire. Her last day in the office will be Friday, April 29. Read More

Ethical Leadership Case Competition based on Apple/FBI scuffle By Brianna Wilson April 11

Imagine being asked to unlock your phone, switch devices with the person next to you, and then dig through every email, text, and photo on their phone. Read More

On The Green Film Festival to celebrate decade classics By Hailee Tavoian April 08

A wise young man once said, “Life moves pretty fast; if you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” If you know what iconic 1980’s movie coined that phrase, you’ll be ecstatic about this year’s lineup for the On The Green Film Festival at the Athena May 19-21. Read More

Ohio University Eastern alum named exceptional teacher From staff reports April 06

Ohio University Eastern graduate Erica Alexander is one of 10 exceptional West Virginia classroom teachers to receive the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. Read More

Celebration of life for Director Emeritus Chuck Scott to be held April 9 By Claire Berlin April 04

Alumni and friends are invited to return to Ohio University’s Athens Campus on Saturday, April 9 for a celebration of life for Ohio University School of Visual Communication Director Emeritus Chuck Scott. The event will take place from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Schoonover Center for Communication, Room 450. Read More

Students connect with alumni during inaugural DC Networking Week Story by Kaitlyn Pacheco March 31

Students connect with alumni during inaugural DC Networking Week 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