OHIO Alumni

Featured Events
Join us in Athens to celebrate Alden Library's 40th Anniversary! The Alden Library Passport to Hidden Treasures event will take place Oct. 3 at Alden Library.

Join your fellow OHIO alumni in Akron on Oct. 10 for a Bobcat Bash. The fun starts at 4 p.m.

Homecoming is Oct. 12-18! This year's Homecoming kicks off the 150th anniversary of the Ohio University Alumni Association. Click here for a full list of Homecoming events.

More October events

Points of Pride

Bobcat wins Emmy
OHIO alumnus Steve Roberts and his team at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show" won the first Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Award for Outstanding Promotional Announcement -- Episodic. This is the first year the Academy of Television Arts and Science has included this category. Roberts was nominated along with six of his colleagues and says he was very excited to have been part of the first group to win.

$1.7 million grant aids study of aging
Ohio University researchers have received a $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to learn more about the science of why we age. The grant is part of a larger, $8.6 million cooperative initiative that includes researchers at Southern Illinois University, the University of Michigan and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The scientists hope to determine the impact of growth hormone on longevity.

OU press photographers best in nation four years in a row
The NPPA Awards and Recognitions committee has named Ohio University's student chapter of the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) the 2009 Outstanding Student Chapter for the fourth consecutive year. "A 'four-peat' as the leading NPPA student program is simply unbelievable," Director Terry Eiler said. "This marks both the excellence of the program and the student leadership in the program."

OHIO study saves state $22 million
The work of engineers at Ohio University's Ohio Research Institute for Transportation and the Environment (ORITE), have saved the state of Ohio an estimated $22 million on road construction over five years. The engineers found that a material ODOT used to construct new roads in the state wasn't improving pavement performance as expected and was actually worsening it in some areas.

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An enthusiastic crowd of 50-plus Bobcats travelled from all corners of Texas (and Ohio) to very rainy Denton, Texas for a Bobcat Bash before the OHIO vs. North Texas State football game. After a tasty feast of burgers, brats and beer the gang braved the weather to watch the Bobcats beat North Texas, 31-30 in double overtime.


Now is the time to come home to OHIO!
Oct. 12-18 is Homecoming Week 2009 in Athens, with this year's
theme Traveling Through Time 2009. Visit our site often for regular updates to the plentiful
schedule of events. The following have RSVP dates:

Thursday, Oct. 15
Hayride & Historical Walking Tour

Friday, Oct. 16
Alumni Awards Gala
Bobcat BBQ

Saturday, Oct. 17
Bobcat FREE Coffee Hour
Pre-Game Bobcat Bash
Hayride & Historical Walking Tour
Beer & Education Night

For more information, visit ohioalumni.org/homecoming.

Ohio Today

Your new Ohio Today Online is on its way!
Your alumni magazine, Ohio Today, will be available in an exciting digital format soon! To complement the print magazine, four digital issues a year will offer stories, videos and slideshows celebrating OHIO. Look for your first issue in your e-mail inbox next week.

With this new digital format, we are able to offer online-only subscriptions to alumni who wish to reduce their environmental footprint. To add your name to our online-only subscription list, visit us online and fill out a subscription form. A print copy of Ohio Today will no longer be delivered to your mailbox.

Academic restructuring

Academic restructuring process continues
The start of the new academic year marks the second phase of the proposed academic restructuring. The focus will be on a staged process in which detailed plans will be developed for each element of the restructuring.

A two-step process, based on a template, has been created to ensure that matters such as student services, curriculum, promotion and tenure, space, staffing and accreditation have been discussed and resolved.

The first stage of the process involves providing specific information about cost savings, potential revenue generation, and the need for additional resources associated with the move of each program. Step two will involve a process designed to certify that all of the elements critical to ensuring a successful move have been addressed.

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Central Ohio
Centennial Celebration

Now is the time to celebrate! Join fellow alumni on Nov. 4 to celebrate 100 years of the Central Ohio Chapter and continue the legacy of OHIO.

Join us for a reception at the elegant Darby Dan Farm with special guest speakers Debbie Phillips Bower '73 and others, and a musical performance by jazz Spoken Here.

For more information and to register, visit bobcatevent.org.

The Phone-A-Thon

Get ready for "The Phone-a-Thon": a new web series -- created, written, and produced by and starring Ohio University students.

At the "Phone-a-Thon," students strive for excellence as they reach out to OHIO alumni and reconnect you with your Alma Mater. Through their efforts, Ohio University completes more than 100,000 phone calls, secures approximately 13,500 gifts, and raises an average of $1 million each year from generous alumni and friends in support of OU’s colleges, students, faculty and programs.

Now… get a glimpse inside "The Phone-a-Thon" in this "mockumentary" that takes a lighthearted look at the lives of four student callers. Coming soon to an e-mail box near you!

Spotlight on volunteers

Jan WilliamsJan Williams '73 has been a dedicated member of the Youngstown/Warren Chapter and the College of Education Society of Alumni and Friends for many years. A former member of the Alumni Association Board of Directors (1983-1987), Jan consistently strengthens connections between her alumni society, chapter, and new bobcats by managing and promoting Sibs Weekend bus trips, as well as incoming freshman receptions and many other philanthropic activities.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 25-Jan. 25
Knitting for Warm-up America
Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 2
Marching the 110 to Pasadena
5:30 p.m.

Oct. 3
OHIO vs BGSU Football Tailgate Party
1-4 p.m.
Toledo, OH

Oct. 3
Alden Library: Passport to Hidden Treasures
6:30-9:30 p.m.

Oct. 3
St. Louis Potluck
6:30-8:30 p.m
Kirkwood, MO

Oct. 8
4th Annual ALL Ohio Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.

Oct. 10
Modern Languages and Study Abroad Reunion

Oct. 10
OHIO vs. University of Akron Bobcat Bash
4 p.m.

Oct. 15
October Happy Hour
5:30 p.m.

Oct. 15
Philly Ghost Tour
7-9 p.m.

Oct. 12-18
Homecoming Weekend

Oct. 17
Bobcats Race for the Cure
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Daniel Island, SC

Oct. 24
Hero's Day Celebration
11 a.m.

Oct. 30
Halloween Gala
7:30 p.m.

Oct. 31
Halloween Party Cincy Style
9 p.m.

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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