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This month, join fellow Bobcats for OHIO vs. OSU pre-game events, Sept. 16-18!

More September events

Points of Pride

Seven OHIO students win Fulbright awards
Seven OHIO students and alumni have won Fulbright awards for the 2010-2011 academic year. Roger Anderson will travel to Morocco, Andrea Chen to China, Jill Granberg to Syria and Ben Hargrove to Indonesia. Aaron Malone will be studying in Mexico, Jordan Pleasant in India, and Amelia Krales will be the first Fulbright scholar to travel to Tuvalu.

Golding named VP for Finance and Administration
of Trustees

Stephen Golding is the new vice president for finance and administration and treasurer for OHIO, effective Sept. 1. Golding has served in top finance positions at Cornell University, the University of Colorado and the University of Pennsylvania. Golding will replace Bill Decatur, who stepped down to take a position at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Acclaimed jazz photographer, OHIO alumnus, Herman Leonard passes away
Herman Leonard, a celebrated photographer and OHIO alumnus, passed away Aug. 14. He was 87. Leonard is well known for his images of famous jazz musicians, including Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, and Frank Sinatra. He has five publications to his name, including "Jazz," due to be released in November 2010, which contains many newly discovered photographs.

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Central Ohio New Student Reception | August 2008
New Student Receptions took place in August! The Ohio University Alumni Association and its alumni chapters host a series of New Student Receptions at the start of each academic year. These events give new students an opportunity to network with and meet other new students, talk with current students about life on campus and hear about OHIO's student organizations.

OHIO vs. OSU Weekend: Sept. 16-18
The OHIO-OSU football game is almost upon us! Check out these great pre-game events in Columbus.

Thursday, Sept. 16 is the Alumni Challenge Food Drive. Fans of both teams will compete to donate the most to the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. On Friday, Sept. 17 join us for the Pre-Game Jam at the Lodge Bar.

A Bobcat Bash is planned for Saturday, Sept. 18. Enjoy live music, food and drinks at Harrison House Apartments on Lane Ave and watch the game on the big screen TVs.

For more information on pre-game events, and to register, check our web site.

There are also loads of Game Watches hosted by alumni across the country! Click the links associated with each chapter event for details:

Homecoming Week,
Oct. 11-17: Let the games begin

Homecoming is a time for Bobcats to come together and celebrate their alma mater. This year the entire week is being coordinated by the Ohio University Homecoming Steering Committee and four signature events are featured here.

Homecoming Kick-Off is Monday, Oct. 11. Fun events will start at noon throughout the Baker University Center. Music and special guests, including Rufus, will arrive for kick-off at 6 p.m. The Marching 110 percussion line will play at 6:45 p.m.

The Alumni Awards Gala is Friday, Oct. 15 where Bobcats will be honored at this elegant event, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the Baker University Center Ballroom.

Bring your cheering voice to the Homecoming Parade on Court Street at 10 a.m., before heading over to Peden Stadium, on game day, Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 p.m.

For more information on the entire week of events, visit the OHIO Homecoming page. Your Alumni Association also has events planned for Homecoming weekend. On Friday, Oct. 15 join us for a barbeque and historical hayride at the Ridges. Events on Saturday, Oct. 16 include a morning Coffee Hour at Baker University Center and a Bobcat Bash in Grover Center. To see a full schedule of events, visit our web site.

Weekend Getaway - RSVP by Sept. 14

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 package includes 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.

Make your reservation before Sept. 14! Visit us online at ohioalumni.org/weekend-getaways.

OHIO alumni reconnect at Chicago reception
On July 22, 338 OHIO alumni reconnected at the Chicago Alumni Reception in the Four Seasons Hotel.

Speakers included OHIO President Roderick J. McDavis, Alumni Association Executive Director Graham Stewart and Vice President for University Advancement Howard R. Lipman.

The speakers recognized OHIO Foundation board members for their support and contributions to Ohio University.

The reception was "a really good kick-off for the chapter," said Dawn Werry, Assistant Director of Regional Programming for the Alumni Association. The event helped to rejuvenate alumni in the area. Afterward, the Chicago Chapter hosted a cornhole tournament for Bobcats new to the city.

For more photos of the Chicago Chapter Reception, visit ohioalumni.org.

Spotlight on volunteers

Katie Arnold is the new president of the Chicago Alumni Chapter. She graduated from OHIO with a bachelor's degree in communication in 2006. Arnold's strong leadership has helped the chapter reorganize. The chapter is planning several exciting upcoming events for Chicago Bobcats, including a game watch for the OHIO vs. OSU football game.

Arnold is a "very energizing young woman, very passionate about young alumni," said Dawn Werry, Assistant Director of Regional Programming for the Alumni Association.

In May, Arnold attended the Alumni Leaders Conference in Athens, an annual event that rejuvenates current leaders and trains new ones with a series of speakers and workshops.

On July 22, the chapter held a welcoming reception for alumni new to the area. Fifty alumni, including ten 2010 graduates, had the chance to get acquainted with their fellow Bobcats and play in a cornhole tournament. Other activities Arnold and the Chicago Chapter are planning include a "speed networking" event, a wine tasting, and a community service project for the Lakeview Food Pantry. The chapter also hosts monthly happy hours and, of course, a Halloween party.

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Upcoming Events

Sept. 3
Name That Tune Happy Hour
6-10 p.m.

Sept. 9
September Social Hour
5:30-8 p.m.
Sylvania, OH

Sept. 10
Hiking September
10-11:30 a.m.
Fairlawn, OH

Sept. 12
Tour the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C.

Sept. 16
Alumni Challenge: Food Drive for Mid-Ohio Food Bank
6-10 p.m.

Sept. 17
Pre-game Jam

5:30-10 p.m.

Sept. 18
OHIO Bobcats vs. The Ohio State Buckeyes Gamewatch
10 a.m.

Sept. 18
Bobcat Bash

9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sept. 18
OHIO vs. OSU Game Watch
11 a.m.
Ft. Lauderdale

Sept. 18
OHIO vs. Ohio State Game Watch
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lakewood, OH

Sept. 18
Game Watch

11 a.m.
St. Louis

Sept. 18
OU vs. OSU Watch Party with the OSU Boston Chapter
11:30 am- 3 p.m.

Sept. 18
OHIO BOBCATS vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Game Watch
Noon-3 p.m.

Sept. 18
OU vs. OSU Game Watch
Clearwater, FL

Sept. 18
OHIO vs. Ohio State Football Game Watch
Washington, D.C.

Sept. 18
Bobcats vs. Buckeyes Game Watch
1 p.m.

Sept. 23
Meet and Greet for Akron/Canton OU Women
7-8:30 p.m.

Sept. 25
The Carter Nedley
Golf Classic

Noon-5 p.m.
Mentor, OH

Sept. 25
Cincinnati Reds vs. San Diego Padres Tailgate & Game Watch
3 p.m.
San Diego

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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