OHIO Alumni



Featured Events
Join us for a Bobcat Caravan in April in Parkersburg, Logan or Columbus!

Also, look for a screening of the student-made film 'Trailerpark' at a theater near you!

More April events

Points of Pride

Volunteers from OU-COM aid Haiti earthquake victims
Sixteen physicians and other volunteers affiliated with the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine traveled to Haiti in late February to help provide specialized care for victims of the January 12 earthquake. They included physicians, surgeons and anesthesiologists, some of whom work within the Centers for Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE), OU-COM’s statewide consortium of teaching hospitals. Four of the 16 volunteers are OU-COM alumni.

University selected for study on
high-risk drinking

Ohio University is one of four universities chosen by The Century Council to implement and further explore potential effectiveness of student-generated campaigns to prevent high-risk drinking on its campus. The Century Council is a national not-for-profit organization funded by distillers that is dedicated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking.

'Today' shows Bobcat frenzy
NBC "Today Show" intern Ryan Lytle, a fourth-year Scripps College of Communication student, got more than he bargained for on his last day at work -- he got to chest-bump his boss, Matt Lauer, one of the show’s anchors. Lauer, an OHIO alumnus, was celebrating OHIO's victory over Georgetown University in the Midwest Region of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 18.

High school students can join 'Pills, Potions, and Poisons'
Applications are now available for the Pills, Potions, and Poisons high school summer course to be jointly sponsored by the Ohio University Department of Chemistry and Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Designed for high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, this science enrichment and career exploration program will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 26-31 on the Ohio University campus.


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Charlotte Networking Week
Alumni Association hosts NCAA Bobcat Bashes
Bobcats from every generation came to Providence, Rhode Island for the NCAA Bobcat Bashes and tournament games against Georgetown and Tennessee on March 18 and 20. Hundreds more attended a total of 40 chapter game watches across the nation. Click here to see video and read all the details about this year's tournament!


Trailerpark

Student-made film will screen in Ohio, NYC
Three screenings of the Ohio University student-made film Trailerpark will take place in April.

The film, which is based on a book of short stories by acclaimed author Russell Banks and produced almost entirely by students from the School of Media Arts and Studies, will be shown on April 8 at the Esquire Theatre, 320 Ludlow Ave., in Cincinnati at 7:30 p.m. The film will also be shown in Cleveland at the Tower City Theatre, 230 W. Huron Rd., on April 15 at 7 p.m. and finally in New York City at the Walt Disney Studios Park Avenue Screening Room, 500 Park Ave., on April 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Black Alumni Reunion

Now is the time to honor past, present and future
Join us for the Black Alumni Reunion! Hotel RSVP deadline is March 31 and May 6 for event registrations. No refunds will be given past RSVP deadlines. Register and see who else is coming.

Know a fellow Bobcat who hasn’t heard about the reunion? If so, that means we don’t have updated information for them. Help them stay connected by having them update their information. And, join Dr. Francine Childs in saving one dollar a day to support one Urban Scholar for three years.

1970 Reunion

Facebook Fan Page Challenge update
Your Ohio University Alumni Association has added more than 3,000 fans! The OUAA is battling it out with the Alumni Associations at Miami University and Bowling Green State University to see which group can add 10,000 Facebook fans before April 5.

All new and current OUAA Facebook fans will be entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win one of the new OHIO Bobcat Bobbleheads or oversized OHIO travel mugs.

It's easy to sign up and check the weekly winners on the Facebook fan page! Sign up today!

OUAA Legacy Scholarship

Students go Bare on the Bricks for charity
Ohio University students go cold so others can stay warm! On Saturday, Feb. 28, approximately 300 OHIO students took off their clothes (bathing suits were the minimum dress allowed) in an effort to encourage clothing donations for local shelters and Haiti relief efforts. More than 1000 lbs. of clothing was donated.

The Bare on the Bricks event was organized by the Student Alumni Board, in collaboration with Alpha Epsilon Pi. It involved participants running from the College Gate down Court Street to Broney's Alumni Bar and Grill.


Spotlight on volunteers

Carl H. Walker '56, along with others, has been keeping African American Bobcats from the '50s and '60s connected for more than 40 years through the "Soulful Bobcats" group. Mr. Walker is organizing the "Soulful Bobcats" return to campus during the Black Alumni Reunion in May.

Graduating cum laude in secondary education, with his major study in American history, he subsequently graduated from the University of Virginia Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs. After he retired from a career with the U.S. Social Security Administration, he became an adjunct professor in the Department of Public Administration at Atlanta University and later an adjunct professor in the Department of Criminal Justice at Clark Atlanta University.

Carl and his wife Frances Ramsey '58, currently reside in Atlanta and have a son Kenn, who lives in San Jose, Calif.

The Phone-A-Thon

It's been a long year at the Phone-a-thon. One full of excitement, changes and unexpected twists -- and this month is no different. In this episode, Sue makes an awkward return after the Valentine's Day fiasco, and Dan is left to wrestle with his feelings of inadequacy. Who would have thought a scholarship could turn everything upside down?

Find out in the latest installment of "The Phone-a-Thon" -- a "mockumentary" series that takes a lighthearted look at the student experience through the eyes of four callers. Click here to catch up on any episodes you might have missed!

To learn more about scholarships on campus, such as the Legacy Scholarship, please click here -- and of course, we'd love it if you’d consider making a gift to support a student scholarship today!

Upcoming Events

April 1
Ceramics Alumni Reception
5 p.m.
Philadelphia

April 2
Tampa Bay Lightning Hockey Game
5:30-10 p.m.
Tampa Bay

April 3
A Night at Comedy Sportz Philadelphia
7:30-9 p.m.
Philadelphia

April 7-10
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine
Bethesda, MD

April 8
"Trailerpark" Screening
7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati

April 10
April Meeting
1 p.m.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

April 11
Arizona Bobcats Night with the Phoenix Suns
6 p.m.
Phoenix

April 14
April OUYA Planning Meeting
6:30-8 p.m.
Columbus

April 14
Atlanta Hawks vs. Cleveland Cavaliers
8 p.m.
Atlanta

April 15
T-cubed, Thirsty Third Thursdays, Indianapolis, Northside
5:30-7 p.m.
Indianapolis

April 15
April Meet and Greet
6-9 p.m.
Newport, KY

April 15
April Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.
Chicago

April 15
"Trailerpark" Screening
7 p.m.
Cleveland

April 16
April Happy Hour
6 p.m.
Bryn Mawr, PA

April 17
Class of 1989 Reunion-COM
9-11 p.m.
Athens

April 17
Earth Day Clean Up!
9 a.m.-Noon
Columbus

April 17
Alumni Reception with Graham Stewart
6:30-8:30 p.m.
St. Louis

April 21
Parkersburg Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Vienna, WV

April 21
Disney's Mary Poppins on Broadway with Ohio alumnus Jonathan Freeman '72
6 p.m.
New York

April 22
Pittsburgh April Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.
Pittsburgh

April 22
Logan Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Logan

April 22
"Trailerpark" Screening
7:30 p.m.
New York

April 23
4th Annual Football Alumni Golf Outing
11 a.m.
Athens

April 23
Opera - Voyage to the Moon
7:30 p.m.
Athens

April 24
Spring Football Game Tailgate
12:30 p.m.
Athens

April 24
72nd Annual Army ROTC Military Ball
6-10 p.m.
Athens

April 24
"Patience" Opera by Gilbert and Sullivan
7:30 p.m.
Athens

April 28
Columbus Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Columbus

April 29-May 2
Ohio Osteopathic Symposium
5:45 p.m.
Columbus

April 30
AZA!: African Music & Dance
7:30 p.m.
Athens

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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