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Medical students sweep international research contest
Three Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine students captured first through third places in the American Osteopathic Association's annual student international medical research contest. Catalina Soto's research on the prevalence of lead poisoning and lead-induced anemia among children in San Salvador took the top prize.

Alumnus' photos of jazz greats at Kennedy Museum
A new exhibit at the Kennedy Museum of Art captures the jazz greats of the '40s, '50s and '60s. The photographs, by OHIO alumnus Herman Leonard, will be on display in the museum's newly opened second floor hallway gallery through Feb. 22, 2009.

College of Education Honors Track
The new Connavino Honors Track, launched in fall of 2008 by the College of Education, provides a cohort for talented students pursuing a major in teacher education.
Students accepted into the Connavino Honors Track will complete rigorous inquiry-based courses. Honors students will also participate in a collaborative research project. Dr. Linda J. Rice, associate dean for Outreach and Undergraduate Education,
coordinates this program. She can be reached at riceL2@ohio.edu

College of Business receives $1 million from dedicated alumna
Leona Hughes, a 1930 graduate of the College of Education, died this past July at the age of 99. For more than eight decades, Hughes was one of OHIO's most dedicated supporters and earned many of the University's most distinguished honors. As part of her estate, she made an endowment of $1 million for the Leona and Lewis Hughes Chair in the College of Business with a focus in financial economics.

All Ohio regions, January 2009
Happy New Year from Ohio University

As we look ahead to 2009, Ohio University celebrates students, faculty, and staff as well as the many loyal OHIO alumni around the world. From your days as a student to all you've accomplished since graduation, thank you for adding so much pride to the OHIO tradition. May the coming year be a joyous one for you and your family -- and may it also find time for you to come back home to Athens to visit! Watch a special New Year's message from Ohio University.

Sign up for OHIO!

The Ohio University Alumni Association provides two simple programs you can use to make a big difference in the life of an OHIO student: Our Bobcat Mentor Network program is just the ticket for alumni who enjoy working one-on-one with current OHIO students or recent graduates. Or, if you are politically inclined, our Advocacy program gives you the tools to aid Ohio University at the legislative level. However you help, Ohio University needs your support more than ever as we look to the New Year. 

OHIO athletes score honors

Bobcat fans have a lot to celebrate! Check out some recent accomplishments from our scholar-athletes who are setting new records:

- Record number of swimmers earn All-American honors with nine Bobcats named to the Honorable Mention Academic team. More.

- Field hockey tally ranks first in the Mid-American Conference with five field hockey players, more than any other school, named to the Academic All-MAC team. More.

- Junior outside hitter Ellen Herman becomes the first player in OHIO volleyball history to claim All-American honors before her senior season. More.

- Great strides for Bobcat cross country with four named to All-MAC teams with a MAC individual championship and a runner-up, too. More.

- Five Bobcats named to the All-Mid-American Conference Football teams—three student-athletes named to the second team and two to the third team. More.

Congratulations to all! Follow all the Bobcat success on the court and in the classroom here.

Spotlight on our volunteers

Volunteers who contribute their time and energy are essential to the Alumni Association, and to Ohio University. Just a few of the outstanding OUAA volunteers we'd like to thank include:

- Julie Righter photoJulie Righter, '78, retires as the Central Ohio Chapter president on Dec. 31. As the president of the largest constituency of alumni and a Leaders Advisory Council member, Julie organized a highly successful OHIO vs. OSU Pre-Game Jam this past autumn. In the last several months, she established a succession plan and model for the Central Ohio Chapter to pave the way for the incoming president, Dustin Starkey, '98. Thank you for your work, Julie!

- Robert Walter, '90, '92, is the president of the Nation's Robert Walter photoCapital Chapter, a former Leaders Advisory Council member and a VAAN volunteer. Robert's passion and involvement led to the organization of 66 chapter events last year! A model for leadership, his collaboration with other volunteers, alumni, colleges and constituent groups resulted in numerous awards for the chapter, including the presentation of the 2007-2008 Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award.

- Patrick McAleer, '99, is the Indiana Chapter president Patrick McAleerand a Leaders Advisory Council member.  Patrick's time and dedication led to a transformation of the chapter. Through successful event planning and a formation of leadership committees, his work as a volunteer builds a stronger Ohio University presence in his region.

Find out what you can do as a volunteer or an enthusiastic supporter of Ohio University!

Bobcat Idea December 2008 

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Alumni chapter and society events.

Jan. 9
January Bobcat Social
6 p.m.

Jan. 13
Social Hour

5:30 p.m.

Jan. 16-17
Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine 44th Annual Postgraduate Seminar

Jan. 16-17
Alumni Hockey Weekend


Jan. 17
OU Night with the Lake Erie Monsters
7:30 p.m.

Jan. 29
"The White House Transition" by Dr. Michael Burton
7 p.m.

Jan. 31
Scripps Senior Saturday
9:30 a.m.

Feb. 6-8
Athens Winter Weekend Getaway


Feb. 6
February Bobcat Social
6 p.m.

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