OHIO Alumni


Featured Events
Join your fellow OHIO alumni on Sept. 12 for a fun day at the Motor City Casino. The Toledo Chapter is hosting a Casino Bus Trip.

Join fellow alumni for a reception and hear about your alma mater from Graham Stewart, executive director of the Ohio University Alumni Association, on Sept. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Atlanta.

Don't miss a day of fun featuring Newport Vineyards, a scenic tour of Newport, including The Breakers mansion, and a happy hour, topped off by the breathtaking Water Fire, on Sept. 19 in Newport and Providence, RI.

More September events

Points of Pride

Ohio University among best in the nation
U.S. News and World Report released its latest Best Colleges rankings today, and Ohio University moved up a notch as a top national university. Ohio University continues to be one of Ohio’s top public universities, placing 57th among the ranked public national universities. Overall, Ohio University placed 115th in the full national university list, up from 116th last year.

OHIO's SPJ chapter is Outstanding Campus Chapter in Region 4
Ohio University’s student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has once again been named Outstanding Campus Chapter in Region 4 and will be recognized during the national SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference on Aug. 28 in Indianapolis.

OHIO researchers help design the interplanetary technology
Ohio University researchers are helping to design interplanetary technology that would allow NASA to use the internet in space.
Though the internet pervades life on Earth, the astronauts and satellites patrolling space can’t simply point, click and communicate data via the terrestrial "information superhighway." Planets, the moon or sun spots frequently interfere with internet protocols.

Raising the bar on biodegradables
Building on its reputation as one of the nation’s top-composting institutions, Ohio University is pursuing an alternate line of biodegradable cutlery that can keep pace with its composting technology. Biodegradable service ware is not new to Ohio University. The institution has been purchasing biodegradable food packaging and cutlery since 2007, with the opening of the new Baker University Center.

OU-COM welcomes largest class
Click here to read about the 120 members of the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM) Class of 2013, and Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric Fingerhut's welcome address.


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Cincinnati New Student Reception
New Student Receptions
Eleven alumni chapters hosted receptions for incoming freshmen in the month of August, providing information and last-minute advice to students before they arrive in Athens Sept. 3 and 4.

Our alumni chapters, the Alumni Association, and Student Affairs staff were able to reach out to more than 229 incoming freshman, current students and families in the following areas: Cincinnati (pictured above), Cleveland, Central Ohio, Youngstown-Warren, Toledo, Dayton, Nation’s Capital, Philadelphia and Boston. A sincere "Thank you!" to all our chapter hosts for their assistance with this signature program.


Generation after generation, Bobcats supporting Bobcats!
When you give to the Ohio University Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship or to an Affinity Group scholarship, you not only benefit the lives of current students; you also ensure a high-quality education for future generations.

Alumni Association and Affinity Group Scholarships support students associated with particular affinity groups based on geography, college, school, or special interest.

What promise will you make to tomorrow's Ohio University students? Make a gift to support scholarships today. Tell us if you are a legacy!

Attack Cat

Join us in Tennessee for a 150th Anniversary Bobcat Bash
Join fellow alumni for the OHIO vs. University of Tennessee Bobcat Bash two hours before kickoff in Knoxville, Tenn.!

Calhoun's On the River is located on Knoxville's historic waterfront and is close to all major downtown hotels, the University of Tennessee Campus, Neyland Stadium and Thompson-Boling Arena.

Need game tickets? (These are sold separately from Bobcat Bash admission.) Contact the UT Ticket Office at 800-332-VOLS (8657). Be sure to ask for seats in the OHIO section (Section A or AA).

WOUB

Make plans to attend this year's Homecoming!
Now is the time to return to campus as this year’s Homecoming kicks off the 150th anniversary of the Ohio University Alumni Association.

Weekend Highlights:

  • Alumni Awards Gala
  • OHIO vs. Toledo Volleyball
  • Alumni BBQ
  • Yell Like Hell Pep Rally
  • Marching 110 Percussion Uptown Tour
  • Homecoming Parade
  • Bobcat Bash
  • OHIO vs. Miami Football
  • OHIO vs. Ball State Volleyball
  • Hayride & Historical Tour
  • Beer Tasting & Education Night
For more information, visit ohioalumni.org/homecoming.

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism

Tuition increase announced for winter, spring quarters
President Roderick J. McDavis announced Monday that the Ohio University Board of Trustees has approved a 3.5 percent increase to the Athens Campus instructional and general fees for winter and spring quarters.

"Let me assure you that this was not an easy decision to make," McDavis said. He explained that the challenges faced by the state of Ohio are great and the final state budget enacted earlier this summer reflects a decrease in appropriations for higher education when compared with earlier proposals for the budget.

To read more, visit Outlook.


Spotlight on volunteers

Amy Hollis Byron Ward, '89 is the founder of The Black Student Business Caucus (BSBC), a group that celebrated its 20th Anniversary last January. Dedicated to his alma mater, Byron served on the OUAA Board of Directors from 2003-2009, providing leadership as the Co-Chair of the Nominations Committee. Currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board for the College of Business, Byron remains active by returning to campus for board meetings, volunteering for the VAAN and Bobcat Mentor programs, and recruiting Bobcats on LinkedIn for job openings. The Alumni Association looks forward to partnering with Byron again as we plan the Black Alumni Reunion, set for May 2010.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 3-6
Brick Monkey Theater presents "Rounding Third"
Nelsonville

Sept. 4-6
AFROTC Annual Alumni Weekend
Athens

Sept. 4
September Bobcat Social
5-8 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Sept. 5
OHIO vs UConn PreGame Tailgate Party
4-6 p.m.
Athens

Sept. 8
Social Hour
5:30-8 p.m.
Maumee, OH

Sept. 10
Alive After 5 with University of Dayton & Ohio University at Suite at Epicentre
6-9 p.m.
Charlotte

Sept. 10
September Happy Hour
7-9 p.m.
Phoenixville, PA

Sept. 11
Hiking with the Akron Association of OU Women
10-11:30 a.m.
Akron

Sept. 12
OU Casino Bus Trip
2:30 p.m.
Toledo

Sept. 16
Ohio University Women in Philanthropy Afternoon Tea
6-8 p.m.
Columbus, Ohio

Sept. 17
September Happy Hour
5:30 p.m.
Cleveland

Sept. 17
Alumni Reception with Ohio University Alumni Association Executive Director, Graham Stewart
6:30-8 p.m.
Atlanta

Sept. 18-20
Ohio Fellows Reunion
Athens

Sept. 19
A day in Newport and Providence
10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Middletown, RI

Sept. 19
SMO/SMOSAF Retreat
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Athens

Sept. 19
Alumni Cheerleader and Mascot Weekend
Athens

Sept. 20
Tampa Bay Bobcats Beach Day
10 a.m.
Clearwater Beach, FL

Sept. 20
First Annual Singing Men of Ohio 9-Hole Golf Scramble
Noon
Athens

Sept. 24
Membership Tea
7-9 p.m.
Akron

Sept. 25-26
OU-COM Society of Alumni & Friends CME and All Class Reunion
7 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Sept. 26
Bobcat Football - OHIO vs. UT
Knoxville

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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