OHIO Alumni

Featured Events
Alumni Association chapters are organizing events for OUr Day on April 14! Click here to view events.

On April 9, join the D.C. chapter in Volunteering with Capital Area Food Bank from 1-4 p.m.

Bobcat Caravans are taking place in April and May! Take part in an athletics gathering near you with fellow alumni and staff.!

More April events

Points of Pride

International offices find
new home

Ohio University’s Office of Education Abroad (OEA) and International Student and Faculty Services (ISFS) has moved to Walter International Education Center. The newly renovated building at 15 Park Place will serve as a one-stop shop for OHIO's international and internationally-bound students. According to Brian Bridges, vice provost for diversity, access and equity, bringing the two offices together benefits OHIO by having a central location for international services.

Ohio Field Hockey earns NFHCA academic awards
Ohio Field Hockey received a 2010 National Academic Team Award and placed six student-athletes on the 2010 National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division One National Academic Squad. The National Academic Team Award goes to any program that attains a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and the National Academic Squad recognizes those student-athletes who have achieved a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher through the first semester (quarter) of the 2010-11 academic year.

OHIO feature premieres at major film festival
Ohio University filmmaker Annie Howell debuted her feature film, "Small, Beautifully Moving Parts" to a sold-out audience at the prestigious SXSW Film Festival on March 21. The film, about a pregnant tech geek who takes a road trip to reconnect with her estranged mother, was one of only eight narrative competition features selected from an original pool of 984 submissions.

Artist and alumnus Jim Dine returning to campus
Jim Dine, a world-renowned artist and Ohio University alumnus, is bringing an exhibit to Athens. Dine's exhibit in Athens aligns with the upcoming celebration of the College of Fine Arts 75th anniversary, from which he earned his BFA in 1957. The exhibit will be coming to Kennedy Museum of Art July 7 through Nov. 27.

Twitter: Your Alumni Association passed 1,804
The Ohio University Alumni Association recently passed 1,804 followers on Twitter! Congratulations go to @AnObserver for becoming the 1,804th follower of @OHIOAlumni on March 8. As of March 25, OUAA has 1,893 followers keeping up with alumni news and events.

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OUr Day | April 14
OUr Day is April 14: Get your Green and White ready! Mark your calendars for this special OHIO alumni day and make plans to join the celebration -- on Facebook and Twitter, at your work and around your city. Visit our web site to learn more about OUr Day.

Oct. 14-16 Homecoming Weekend announced
This popular weekend will commence with the annual Alumni Awards Gala on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 will feature the parade and football -- OHIO versus Ball State, with game time at 3:30 p.m. Make weekend accommodations early at athensohio.com.

Details on your Alumni Association's Homecoming Weekend Getaway will be available soon. Check out photos from last year's Homecoming Weekend at ohioalumni.org/homecoming.

SAB co-hosts second Diversity Luncheon
The Student Alumni Board and CONNECT of the College of Business hosted the second annual Diversity Luncheon in early March. Among those in attendance were President Roderick J. McDavis, Vice Provost for Diversity, Access and Equity Brian Bridges and Dean of Students Ryan Lombardi, who served as the keynote speaker.

Approximately 100 students and alumni attended the luncheon, which explored the importance of handling diverse individuals in real life scenarios. Also attending were 15 alumni of different ages and educational backgrounds.

Topics dealt with all types of diversity (race, age, education, socioeconomic class, etc.), addressing respect and collaboration in the work place. The luncheon, in its second year, is anticipated to become an annual event.

This spring and summer, Athens is calling
Itching to return to Athens and southeastern Ohio? Our 2011 Events web page lists six events that might be the motivation you need to make the trip!

Among the attractions: George Jones and The Flaming Lips at the Nelsonville Music Festival; craft beers from around Ohio at Ohio Brew Week; and all things pawpaw at September's Ohio Pawpaw Festival.

Save the date for Alumni College & Golden Weekend, July 14-17. This year both the classes of 1961 (Golden) and 1971 (40th Anniversary) are returning to campus. The ever-popular weekend includes classes, campus tours, dinners, a theater production and class photos. For more information and to register, click here.

Thomas Ewing Society members return to the boardroom
Members of the Thomas Ewing Society (TES), an organization whose purpose is to honor those who have served on the Ohio University Alumni Association’s Board of Directors, returned to the OUAA Board room recently. In an outreach effort to acclimate former members of the Alumni Board of Directors to new initiatives of the current Board, a reunion was held during the Winter Meeting, March 3-5, 2011.

Twenty-three TES members returned, collectively representing 36 years of service to the Board. The weekend was not just a time for visiting or a stroll down memory lane or sitting in on meetings. The TES were put to work at a focus group discussion with Dr. Judy Millesen, associate professor at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, exploring ways that members might be able to further assist the work of the Board.

Spotlight on volunteers

Brian Breittholz '86, '88, who has been an active member of Phi Kappa Tau since graduating with a Bachelors degree in journalism in 1986 and a Masters in Education in 1988, works at Miami University as their Associate Director for Alumni Continuing Education. When he's not volunteering with the Phi Kappa Tau (he planned PKT ’80s reunion three years ago and is currently planning the 100th in May), he celebrates his OHIO roots by returning for Homecoming every fall. Breittholz says the most rewarding thing about planning the Beta Chapter of Phi Kappa Tau’s 100th is "Seeing the number of reconnections over the generations. The 1950s group with David Budd ’59 has a really strong connection; seeing groups from the '80s and ‘90s get excited about coming back."

Although it might seem difficult for such a dedicated Bobcat to work in Miami's alumni relations office, Breittholz takes it in stride. "When OU meets Miami on the field it makes for interesting times. It’s good to have rivalries," says Breittholz.

Upcoming Events

April 1-Aug. 21
Nation's Capital Alumni Softball Team
Washington, D.C.

April 1-3
Spring Reunion Weekend

April 1
Austin Chapter April MAC Happy Hour
5:30 p.m.

April 2
Akron Women Campus Update
1-3 p.m.

April 6
The Ohio University Women's Chorale Spring Tour
7 p.m.

April 7
The Ohio University Women's Chorale Spring Tour
7:30 p.m.

April 8
The Ohio University Women's Chorale Spring Tour
7:30 p.m.

April 9
All-Campus Radio Network 40th Anniversary Celebration and Banquet
7 p.m.

April 9
Nation's Capital Chapter: Volunteer with Capital Area Food Bank
1-4 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

April 9
The Ohio University Women's Chorale Spring Tour
7 p.m.


April 12
Geological Sciences Alumni Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.

April 14
OUr Day Happy Hour
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Grandview, OH

April 14
Ohio University Alumni Day
5:30-8 p.m.

April 14
Toledo Chapter OUr Day Social Hour
5:30-8 p.m.
Maumee, OH

April 14
Minnesota Bobcats OUr Day Happy Hour
5:30-8:30 p.m.

April 14
Chicago Chapter OUr Day Wine Tasting
6-8 p.m.

April 14
OUr Day Celebration
6-9 p.m.

April 14
Charlotte Chapter: Re-Connect with the OHIO Charlotte Chapter
6-8 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

April 14
Nation’s Capital Chapter: OUr Day- April Happy Hour- VA
6:30-9 p.m.
Arlington, VA

April 14
Charleston, SC (Low Country) Chapter: OUr Day Happy Hour
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Charleston, SC

April 15
1st Annual Alden Open Golf Tournament
6-10 p.m.

April 17
Nation’s Capital Chapter: Hagerstown Suns Baseball Game
4:05-7:30 p.m.
Hagerstown, MD

April 19
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Parkersburg, WV

April 21
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Pomeroy, OH

April 23
Army ROTC Military Ball and Reunion
6-10 p.m.

April 27
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
St. Clairsville, OH

April 28
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.

April 29
New York Chapter Alumni Screening
7-9 p.m.
New York City

April 30
OUWC of Greater Cleveland: Spring Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Parma, OH

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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