OHIO Alumni



Featured Events
Registration deadline for Class of 1970 Commencement Walk is May 7!

Join us for a Bobcat Caravan in May!

The 2010 Black Alumni Renuion will be held May 21-23!

Do you love golf? The Central Ohio Golf Outing is planned for May 22!

More May events

Points of Pride

Speaking Bobcats talk away the competition
The Speaking Bobcats have placed in the top five at the 40th Annual National Forensics Association National Tournament, which was held at Ohio University on April 15-19. Dan Glaser, a fourth-year student at OHIO, was honored as being the top speaker in the nation. The Speaking Bobcats placed first in a combined sweepstakes at the 2010 National Comprehensive Tournament in March, where they also took home 44 individual awards.

OHIO honors Nancy Cartwright
OHIO alumna Nancy Cartwright received the 2010 Ohio Communication Hall of Fame Award from the Scripps College of Communication on April 18. Cartwright is most well known for her work on the television show "The Simpsons" as the voice of Bart Simpson. Cartwright attended OHIO from 1976-1978, finishing her degree at UCLA and credits her success to her experience on OHIO's forensics team.

Baker Peace Conference opens with discussion, controversy
Keynote speaker from the Dutch Parliament, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, addressed an audience at OU on April 8, 2010 as part of the Baker Peace Conference, sharing her upbringing in the Muslim faith in Africa and Saudi Arabia. Many controversial topics, such as arranged marriages and diversity at OHIO, were covered during the speech and the questions that the audience posed for Hirsi Ali afterward.

Athens Film Festival has another stellar year
The Athens Film Festival, taking place from April 23-29, is an annual festival that features about 170 full-length features or shorts, from several categories. Ruth Bradley, who directs the festival, selects the films to be shown from a pile of about 1,000. Bradley said the festival's strength is that it gives coverage to younger and emerging artists and is often the first festival to show their films.

Hollis Summers Poetry Prize awarded
The winner of Ohio University Press's 13th annual Hollis Summers Poetry Prize was OHIO alumnus and author Will Wells, '77, for his book, "Unsettled Accounts: Poems." The annual poetry prize, now in its 14th year, draws several hundreds of entries each year. The prize for the winning manuscript is $1,000 and book publication.


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Alumni Leaders Conference 2010
Chapter and society leaders who attended this year’s Alumni Leaders Conference gathered together for luncheons with university leadership, workshops and the Celebration and Awards Dinner to celebrate another year of Bobcat history. The leaders gathered to discuss ways in which they can reach new alumni and better serve existing alumni. Chapters and societies won awards for Best Reorganized, Social Media, Alumni Networking, Alumni Student Networking, Student Recruitment, Community Service, Philanthropy, Best New, and Outstanding. Honors were awarded at Saturday night's dinner. To see a photo gallery of the Celebration and Awards Dinner, click here.


2010 commencement speaker chosen
Ohio University alumna Melanie R. Sabelhaus has been chosen to deliver the address at the 2010 undergraduate commencement.

Sabelhaus is a former deputy administrator of the U.S. Department of Small Business Administration, a president-appointed position. She founded and served as CEO of Exclusive Interim Properties from 1986 to 1997 before the company merged with four others to form Bridgestreet Accommodations. Prior to this, Sabelhaus held a variety of management positions for 15 years. Sabelhaus earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University in 1970, a class that is celebrating its 40th reunion this year with a commencement walk and reception.

Black Alumni Reunion

Registration deadline for May 21-23 reunion is approaching
Now is the time to honor the past, present and future at the Black Alumni Reunion! Registration for events ends May 6. Click here for a schedule of events, including the Templeton-Blackburn Gala, where we will honor Dr. Francine Childs and announce the total donation to the Urban Scholars Program.

Know a fellow Bobcat who hasn't heard about the reunion? That means we don't have his or her updated information. Help fellow alumni stay connected by updating their contact information at ohioalumni.org/update-your-information.

TES members attend 'Trailerpark' premiere
On April 8, 13 Thomas Ewing Society members from Southwest Ohio gathered in Cincinnati for a reception at Olive's on Ludlow prior to attending the Cincinnati premiere of "Trailerpark" at the Esquire Theater. Graham Stewart, executive director of the Alumni Association, gave an update on association activities and outlined plans for future events in conjunction with the Foundation offices. For more information on this esteemed group of former board members, click here.

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Spotlight on volunteers

The Ohio University Alumni Association recognizes the current board members, ending their service in June. We offer these outgoing members our heartfelt thanks for their years of dedication to Ohio University. Outgoing members are:

  • Thomas M. Anderson, DO '83 (Dublin, Ohio), is a CORE clinical professional at the Medical Director of Hobs Oncology Center and the Heartland Hospice.
  • William T. Bodoh, BSCO '61 (Bluffton, S.C.), currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. He also serves as counsel at Frost Brown Todd, LLC.
  • Angela Krile, BSJ '97 (Lancaster, Ohio), is a Senior Account Manager and Business Development Chair for Cochran Group, Inc.
  • Damon Scott, BSC '90 (Oakland, Calif.), is the Community Development Manager for Wells Fargo and president of Damon Scott Consulting in Oakland, CA.

Chair of the Board, Dennis Minichello, will be featured in next month's edition of Ohio Alumni. The new members to begin their terms in July 2010 are:

  • Cynthia C. Calhoun, BSEE '88 (Bedford Heights, Ohio)
  • Casey A. Christopher, BSC '02 (Tampa, Fla.)
  • Paige Gutheil Henderson, DO '02 (Marysville, Ohio)
  • A. Cita Strauss, BFA '77, MA '06 (Athens, Ohio)
  • Ronald Teplitzsky, AB '84 (Solon, Ohio)
The Phone-A-Thon

Wearing jewelry is a great way to showcase your OHIO pride! From rings to lapel pins, charms for necklaces and bracelets designed exclusively by alumna Stacia Davis Moore, the Bobcat Store has what you need to display your Bobcat spirit. Even if you’re not a fan of jewelry, the Bobcat Store can keep you covered from head to toe in other Bobcat apparel.

The Phone-A-Thon

Relationships find new ground as Sue returns to the Phone-a-thon and begins to prepare for her Fulbright experience in Sri Lanka. Can Sue get back into the routine? Can Dan cope with her success? Can Dan do a good impersonation of Vic?

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 Education Abroad please click here -- and of course, we'd love it if you'd consider making a gift today!

Upcoming Events

May 1
Alumni Volleyball Team - CAN League
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Chantilly, VA

May 1
May Meeting
1 p.m.
Cuyahoga Falls

May 1
Softball Game-Alumni Day
2 p.m.
Athens

May 6
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
St. Clairsville

May 7
Theta Chi Fraternity Eighty-Fifth Anniversary
Athens

May 7
MAC Happy Hour
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Austin

May 7
"Sing Praises"
7:30 p.m.
Athens

May 7
OU Choirs & Ohio Valley Symphony
7:30 p.m.
Athens

May 8
Academic & Research Center Grand Opening
Noon
Athens

May 8
Air Force ROTC Military Ball
5 p.m.
Athens

May 10
Zanesville Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Zanesville

May 8
Lancaster Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Lancaster

May 12
Dayton Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Dayton

May 12
May Happy Hour - MD
6:30-9 p.m.
Silver Spring

May 13
May Social Hour
5:30-8 p.m.
Perrysburg

May 13
Cincinnati Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Loveland

May 13
May Happy Hour
6:30-8:30 p.m.
New York

May 14
Hiking-May
10-11:30 a.m.
Akron

May 15
The Post Alumni Reunion
11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Athens

May 15
Ohio University Women's Club Spring Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Westlake

May 18
Cleveland Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Cleveland

May 19
Toledo Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
North Canton

May 19
Akron/Canton/
Youngstown Bobcat Caravan

5 p.m.
Athens

May 20
T-cubed, Thirsty Third Thursdays, Indy, Southside
5:30-7 p.m.
Indianapolis

May 21-23
Black Alumni Reunion
Athens

May 21
May Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.
Chicago

May 22
Walking Tour-Brooklyn Bridge
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
New York

May 22
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine Luncheon
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Athens

May 22
Central Ohio Alumni Network Golf Outing
Noon-6 p.m.
Caledonia

May 22
Kate Sessions Picnic
2 p.m.
San Diego

May 22
OU Philly Fest
2 p.m.
Phoenixville

May 22
5th Annual OU Alumni RiverDogs Picnic
6 p.m.
Charleston

May 23
OU Alumni Wine Tasting
4 p.m.
Hollywood

May 25
Ironton Bobcat Caravan
12:30-2 p.m.
Ironton

May 25
Jackson Bobcat Caravan
5-6 p.m.
Jackson

May 25
Pomeroy Bobcat Caravan
7-8 p.m.
Pomeroy

May 27
Chillicothe Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Chillicothe

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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