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By Lori Stahl-Bauer April 22

Two Ohio University alumni and close friends—Marc Houk and Mike Swiger—talked about their careers in the criminal justice system to students in Dr. Nicole Kaufman’s Criminology and Criminal Justice classes in April. Read More

Alumni and Friends News
Lancaster Campus Imagine Your Possibilities: South Central Power Vice President of Member Services and Community Relations Cathy Bitler By Cheri Russo May 27

When Cathy Bitler, vice president of member services and community relations at South Central Power, graduated from Lancaster High School in 1976, money was tight.  She wanted to go to college, but needed to be able to work full-time to save money. No one in her immediate family had ever gone to college before. Ohio University Lancaster provided Bitler the opportunity she needed. Read More

OUAA kicks off On The Green Weekend 2015 By McKenzie Powell May 26

The Ohio University Alumni Association is excited to welcome alumni and friends to the second annual On the Green Weekend in Athens, a spring Homecoming centered on academics and the arts, Wednesday, May 27 to Sunday, May 31. Read More

Lancaster Campus Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign reaches $180,000 mark By Cheri Russo May 26

The Lancaster and Fairfield County communities have come out in a big way to support Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre. With a little more than a month left in the Wagner Theatre Improvement Campaign, about $180,000 has been raised. Read More

Fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo raises funds to continue Marching 110 tradition By Kaitlyn Pacheco May 21

Vintage automobile enthusiasts rolled into Ohio University’s Convocation Center parking lot, popped their hoods and stood back proudly as their exceptional vehicles were judged by friends, relatives and supporters of the Ohio University Marching Band Society of Alumni and Friends (OUMBSAF). The fifth annual Cruise In at the Convo, held by the Ohio University Alumni Varsity Band (AVB), raised $1,676.20 in support of OUMBSAF initiatives. Read More

OHIO alumni, faculty honor former civil engineering chair with endowed scholarship By Sarah Maitland May 20

Russ College students will have access to a new $100,000 scholarship thanks to a new fund established by alumni and faculty to honor Russ Professor Gayle Mitchell, former chair of the Department of Civil Engineering and current director of the Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE). Read More

OHIO administrators and their spouses establish scholarships using The OHIO Match By Zulfa Rizqiya May 21

Ohio University’s The Promise Within Faculty and Staff Campaign urges faculty and staff to give back to OHIO in meaningful ways. As a response, two university employees have teamed up with their spouses to establish a way of giving back in perpetuity. Read More

Bobcat family convenes at historic hotel in Cincinnati Photos by Mark Burgess May 14

A small piece of Athens made its way west on May 6 for an alumni gathering at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati. The event was the second of three Bobcat Family Reunions held throughout Ohio this spring. Read More

Voinovich School Founding Dean, alumni honored at OHIO’s State Government Alumni Luncheon By Kelee Riesbeck May 13

More than 130 Ohio University alumni in public service for Ohio gathered at the Athletic Club in Columbus to honor two OHIO alumni for their outstanding service to the state at the 32nd Annual State Government Alumni Luncheon May 5. Read More

OHIO alumna creates dating app focused on safety By Erica King May 13

Ohio University alumna Jo Lynn Clemens, who graduated in 1987, took knowledge from her business background and created an app that gives people the opportunity to date smarter and safer. Read More

Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College surpasses Promise Lives Campaign goal From staff reports May 13

Thanks to the generosity of 2,380 alumni and friends, Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College (HTC) has surpassed its $1.3 million Promise Lives Campaign goal. The Campaign, which continues though June 30, 2015, is securing an unprecedented level of financial support for OHIO. Read More

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine launches networking group for women By Lisa Forster May 12

The Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine has launched ohiowomen in medicine, a professional networking and mentoring group for Heritage College alumni, friends, students and employees. The Heritage College is the first to create an affiliate of Ohio University’s ohiowomen initiative, a program designed to help connect women with the university, students and each other Read More

Screenplay by recent media arts and studies grad wins award By Claire Berlin May 08

Kent Taylor, a recent graduate from the School of Media Arts and Studies, has just received 1st Place in the Script/Treatments category at the International Christian Film Festival for his screenplay, A Soldier’s Gift. Read More

PGA Tour’s Ty Votaw tees up Scripps students by establishing scholarship By Zulfa Rizqiya May 05

PGA Tour’s Ty Votaw tees up Scripps students by establishing scholarship. Read More

Akron Association of Ohio University Women celebrates 75th Anniversary By Kelly Limpert May 04

Alumnae will gather in Canton, Ohio, on May 16 in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Akron Association of Ohio University Women alumnae chapter with an afternoon of food, fun and history. Read More

Get Healthy with the Spring 2015 Ohio Today From staff reports May 04

The edition explores some of the many diverse efforts in wellness that drive faculty, students, and alumni. Stories, visuals, and online extras explore pillars of overall well-being: physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional health. 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

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

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