OHIO Alumni

Featured Events
This month, join fellow Bobcats to cheer on professional teams in Boston, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia!

New Student Receptions are taking place in August! Join fellow alumni and staff in welcoming OHIO's incoming freshment!

More August events

Points of Pride

OHIO students will study abroad on Gilman scholarship
Three Ohio University students will study abroad in the fall on the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a collective award of $11,000. Donald Lindsay, international business major, will study Japanese in Japan. Alexandra Motz, journalism major, will study Spanish in Costa Rica. Crystalyn Thomas-Davis, broadcast journalism, will study the Twi/Akan language in Ghana.

New appointee to the OHIO Board
of Trustees

Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland appointed Kevin B. Lake, D.O., to a nine-year term on the Ohio University Board of Trustees. Lake received his doctorate from the OU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1992 and is a full-time senior attending physician in family practice. He will replace Athens businessman Larry Schey.

Sculpture graces Academic and Research Center
A new sculpture was installed in Ohio University's Academic and Research Center, thanks to Ohio's Percent for Art Program. Brooklyn-based artist Alyson Shotz designed the piece, "Angle of Incidence." It is a helix shape, made from square-shaped aluminum tubes, which reflect different wavelengths of light depending on time of day and the angle from which they are viewed.

The Ohio University Alumni Association works with USI Travel Insurance Services to provide travel insurance to alumni and friends.

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Alumni College | 1960 Golden Reunion
Alumni College and Class of 1960 Golden Reunion Weekend attendees at the private screening and Q&A session with co-director and co-writer of Trailerpark, Patrick Muhlberger '10. Trailerpark is a feature-length film based on a Russell Banks short story collection that has been entirely produced by students in the School of Media Arts and Studies at Ohio University. (Photo by Daniel Coston)

New student receptions held this month
Incoming freshman from all over the country will get a head start on the college experience at this summer's New Student Receptions. Alumni chapters in Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., are hosting the events to help students get acclimated to Ohio University.

Dawn Werry, Assistant Director of Regional Programs, says the programs encourage students to be active members of the Ohio University community. The receptions are also opportunities for families to meet and get to know each other before the school year begins. "It's very relaxing, very casual," Dawn said.

Students learn about the many things OHIO can offer, including the Bobcat Mentor Network, which enables students and alumni to get advice from other alumni. Users can find mentors to help with writing resumes or finding jobs in their career field.

Book now: Homecoming Weekend Getaway
In the rush to find rooms for Homecoming, Athens hotels are filling up quickly! The Alumni Association has prepared a Homecoming Weekend Getaway Package that includes accommodation as well as lots of fun.

The packages are for two people to share a two-person room. Lodging is available in the Ohio University Inn, Hampton Inn and Bromley Hall. With the package, you also get access to a historical hayride and barbeque at the Ridges. On game day, get pumped up with fellow fans at the Bobcat Bash in Grover Center.

The Homecoming Weekend Getaway includes game admission for two people and free food and drink. Providing T-shirts and transportation from the inn to campus, the Getaway Package is the perfect way to enjoy the weekend in style.

To make a reservation, visit ohioalumni.org/weekend-getaways.

OHIO-OSU matchup promotes Bobcat spirit
Bobcat spirit is in the air as we prepare for the OHIO vs. OSU football game. The schools will be competing off the field as well in the OHIO vs. OSU Alumni Challenge, a benefit for the Mid-Ohio food bank, Thursday evening. The school that brings the most food to donate will win. The Pre-Game Jam will start Friday night at the Lodge Bar. Speakers will include Graham Stewart, executive director of the Alumni Association, OHIO Athletics Director Jim Schaus, and President Roderick McDavis.

Fans are also excited for the Bobcat Bash, which includes food, beverages and live music from 9 a.m. until the end of the game. For more information on the game, visit the OHIO athletics site at ohiobobcats.com.

OHIO Men's Basketball on the road to Las Vegas
The Ohio men's basketball team will be among eight schools playing in the Las Vegas Invitational from Friday, Nov. 26 to Saturday, Nov. 27 at the Orleans Arena. Ohio will take on Kansas in third-round action during Friday's session. On Saturday, the Bobcats will battle the Broncos. Ohio is coming off its first win in the NCAA Tournament since 1983, a resounding victory over nationally ranked Georgetown. The Bobcats are led by the 2010 Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year D. J. Cooper, big man DeVaughn Washington and sharpshooter Tommy Freeman.

The Ohio University Alumni Association is also offering a special package getaway at the Orleans Casino that includes hotel stay, basketball game tickets and several alumni events during the weekend. For more information, call 740-593-4300. Click here to register. For tickets information and to learn more about the Ohio Bobcat Club, call 740-593-1176 or visit ohiobobcats.com/bobcatclub.

Spotlight on volunteers

Tim Hamilton, who has been an active member of the OHIO community since graduating in 1986, is also known as DJ OBK. When he's not volunteering with the Alumni Association, he runs a DJing and video production company in Cleveland. His services are sought for weddings, school dances and other parties. Hamilton has worked for OU as an administrator in the College of Osteopathic Medicine and in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Hamilton spent four years working with the Black Alumni Cleveland Chapter, and was president for two of those years. He served on the Black Alumni Reunion Committee on three separate years. He said he feels he's part of a tight-knit community of OHIO alumni. "There are a lot of Black alumni who had really positive experiences at OU."

Hamilton has volunteered in the Multicultural Visit Program, and recently donated his DJing services for an Urban Scholars fundraiser. The Urban Scholars program is designed to help high-potential students from inner-city urban areas succeed at Ohio University. To learn more about the program and its scholars, please click here. Or, if you'd like to support these deserving students financially, please click here and select "Urban Scholars" from the "Please designate my gift to:" field.

Upcoming Events

Aug. 1-15
Alumni Softball Tea- CAN League
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 4
WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays
6:10-9 p.m.

Aug. 5
Boston Red Sox vs. Cleveland Indians Game
7-10 p.m.

Welcome to Columbus
6-9 p.m.

Aug. 7
New Student Reception Night with the Boston Cannons Major League Lacrosse
4-9 p.m.
Alston, MA

Pirates vs. Rockies Tailgate & Game – Skyblast Night
4:45 p.m.

Aug. 7
Alumni Night at Phillies vs. Mets
7 p.m.

Aug. 13
Hiking August
10-11:30 a.m.
Fairlawn, OH

Aug. 14
Volunteering at the Furniture Bank of Central Ohio
9 a.m.-Noon

Aug. 14
22nd Annual OU/OSU Lake Norman Picnic
Noon-7 p.m.
Cornelius, NC

Aug. 14
Singing Men of Ohio Society of Alumni and Friends Summer Bash
1-9:30 p.m.

Aug. 14
OU-COM Convocation
2-3:30 p.m.

Aug. 15
New Student Event
2-4 p.m.
Sylvania, OH

Aug. 18
WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays
6:10-9 p.m.

Aug. 18
New Student Reception
7 p.m.
Boardman, OH

Aug. 19
T-cubed, Thirsty Third Thursdays, Indy, Southside
5:30-7 p.m.

Aug. 19
New Student Reception
6-8 p.m.

Aug. 21
Welcome New Bobcats to Chicago – Happy Hour
1-4 p.m.

Aug. 22
New Student Picnic
2-4 p.m.
Collegeville, PA

Aug. 28
Bobcat Family Picnic/Incoming Student Reception
Noon-3 p.m.
Arlington, VA

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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