OHIO Alumni

Featured Events
Join us Jan. 8-10 for OHIO Hockey Alumni Weekend! On Friday, the Bobcats play Central Oklahoma, and Saturday features the Alumni Hockey game and Hall of Fame Inductee recognition ceremony. Learn more.

Join the Tampa Bay Bobcats for Tampa Bay's All Ohio Networking Night on Jan. 14 from 6:30 to 9 p.m.

More January events

Points of Pride

Celebrated life of ACRN founder
Archie Greer, alumnus and professor emeritus of telecommunications, died Sunday, Dec. 27. He was 87. Greer is credited with founding the All Campus Radio Network, or ACRN, in 1971. Prior to that, independent residence hall-based radio stations existed around campus. Students were interested in networking the stations into one all-campus station, and with Greer's leadership, ACRN was born.

Getting off to a great start
Ohio University provides a vibrant atmosphere for learning communities. This program is a feature of the OHIO experience designed to allow groups of first-year students to take a cluster of common courses. Students, faculty, and staff share their perspectives on learning communities in this video overview.

New academic journal explores childhood in Africa
Ohio University's Institute for the African Child recently launched a new online peer-reviewed journal titled "Childhood in Africa: An Interdisciplinary Journal."

Teaching communities 'The Art of the Possible'
Filmmakers from the Scripps College of Communication have combined visual diaries of young cancer patients and their families to create an innovative film about the day-to-day realities of living with cancer.

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SAB Homecoming Float
Scenes from the 2009 MAC Championship football game at Ford
Field in Detroit, on Saturday, Dec. 4.


Academic Restructuring announced for Fall 2010
Executive Vice President and Provost Pam Benoit recently announced her decision concerning academic restructuring that will create important new academic opportunities.

By Fall 2010, the following academic programs will move to a new college: Sports Administration to the College of Business; Interior Architecture to the College of Fine Arts; Physical Education, Coaching Education, and Recreation Studies to the College of Education; Restaurant, Hotel, and Tourism to the College of Education; Retail Merchandising to the College of Education; Family and Consumer Sciences Education to the College of Education; and the Health and Human Services Early Childhood Education program will become part of the Early Childhood Education program in the College of Education.

Read the full story in Outlook. A set of student FAQs along with other documents discussing academic restructuring, its benefits, and next steps can be found online. Additional information will be provided to students enrolled in the programs listed above when they return for Winter Quarter.

OUAA Legacy Scholarship

Research and Creative Activity Expo 2010
This annual event, set for May 13, showcases more than 500 research, scholarship and creative activity presentations from undergraduate, graduate and medical students and postdoctoral fellows.

Participating students can win up to $300 in prize money by choosing to have their work reviewed by a panel of Ohio University faculty judges. Students also will make presentations to visiting middle school and high school students, community members, and Ohio University faculty, staff and students interested in learning more about student research.

For more information contact Roxanne Malé-Brune, Director of Grant Development and Projects, at male-bru@ohio.edu or 597-1227. To see a video of previous Expos, click here.

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Join us for an Alumni Tour Webinar
on Jan. 12

Join us from the comfort of your own computer to view this live online presentation. All you need are Internet and phone connections and you will be able to hear real time commentary and ask questions to our presenter about this great destination.

"The Ohio University Alumni Association presents Australia & New Zealand"; Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, 7-8 p.m. EST. Space is limited. Reserve your webinar seat now.

The tour, Australia/New Zealand: From the Outback to the Glaciers, will take place Sept. 23-Oct. 10, 2010.

Bobcat Travel

Regional campus faculty conference held in Chillicothe
About 100 regional campus faculty converged in Chillicothe on Dec. 3 and 4 for Ohio University’s annual regional campus faculty conference. In its 10th year, the event provides an opportunity for faculty from all five regional campuses to attend workshops, network, share ideas and dialogue.

For more information, read the full story in Outlook.

Spotlight on volunteers

Dr. Francine C. Childs is a Professor Emerita in the Department African American Studies at Ohio University and is currently serving on the 2010 Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) committee. A major initiative
for this year's reunion is to support the Urban Scholars Program by raising $45,000, which will fund one Urban Scholar for three years. Dr. Childs is the "face" of this appeal and a driving force behind the success of the reunion and its support of the Urban Scholars Program.

For the past 35 years, she has inspired thousands of people both on and off campus. She is the first tenured African American professor at Ohio University and has received numerous awards from the institution, including University Professor in 1978 and 1989, an Honorary Alumnus Award in 1997 and an Emeriti Honorary Degree in 2005.

To learn more about the May 21-23, 2010 Black Alumni Reunion, visit visit http://www.ohioalumni.org/black-alumni-reunion.

The Phone-A-Thon

Mistletoe, a holiday party and watered-down fruit punch can only mean one thing: there's magic in the air at "The Phone-a-Thon." In this episode (No. 4), Vic shows he has all the "tender sweetness of a seasick crocodile," Liz steps up her game and there's a special appearance from our very own OHIO celebrity.

This is 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 learn more about the project and catch up on any episodes you might have missed!
Upcoming Events

Jan. 8-9
Hockey Alumni Weekend

Jan. 11-March 29
Alumni Volleyball Team - CAN League
Chantilly, VA

Jan. 14
Tampa Bay's All Ohio Networking Night
6:30-9 p.m.

Jan. 16
OHIO vs Miami Basketball Gamewatch
Noon-3 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Jan. 16
Cavs vs. Clippers at Staples Center
7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles

Jan. 20
January Happy Hour - VA
6:30-9:30 p.m.
Arlington, VA

Jan. 21
Monthly Happy Hour
5:30 p.m.

Jan. 21
January Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.

Jan. 24
OHIO Wrestling at American University
Noon-3 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Jan. 30
Scripps Senior Saturday

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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