OHIO Alumni

Featured Events
Homecoming is Oct. 14-16! Visit ohioalumni.org/
for a complete list of alumni events.

On Oct. 22, join the Central Ohio Chapter for its Annual Chili Cook-Off and OU Football Game Watch vs. Akron, from 2-7 p.m. in Columbus.

More October events

Points of Pride

OUAA redesigns, simplifies awards nominations
OUAA has streamlined its awards nominations process, offering an easy way to nominate deserving alumni and friends of the university. The online form has now been split into five separate forms, one for each award category. Nominators can complete the form in one sitting and will receive immediate confirmation. For more information or to nominate someone, click here.

OHIO launches campus etour
Ohio University recently launched an online tour of its Athens campus, offering prospective students and families a new opportunity to view and learn more about the beautiful university. The immersive, narrated tour offers YouTube videos, panoramic images, facts and history. Click here for more information or here to begin your etour.

Office of Nationally Competitive Awards (ONCA) welcomes new staff
After restructuring and expanding its office, ONCA now offers more international award programs than ever before. Beth Clodfelter, the former director of U.S. Fulbright Programs, is the new ONCA director and Cary Roberts Frith, an HTC alumna and former journalism professor, will serve as a fellowship adviser.

OHIO biomedical engineer receives $942,000 for cancer research
Monica Burdick, an assistant professor at Ohio University, will use two federal grants to conduct research on cancer stem cells and a new method for identifying tissue samples. Burdick hopes both projects will eventually cast light on the diagnoses of many human illnesses, including cancer.

Parker Hannifin gives more than $180,000
OHIO alumnus Jack Myslenski '73 will soon have a new fluid power lab at Ohio University dedicated in his name. Parker Hannifin Corp., an international motion and control company, recently gave the Russ College of Engineering over $180,000 Myslenski’s honor, who worked for the company for over 35 years.

Artist Talk: A Conversation with Jim Dine
Nov. 3, 2011
7:30 p.m. Templeton-Blackburn Alumni
Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University

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Homecoming Week 2011: Oct. 10-16

Don’t miss these special Homecoming weekend events!
Friday, October 14
- Alumni Awards Gala
- Yell Like Hell Pep Rally
- Historical Hayride at the Ridges
- Rock the Block -- outdoor concert and beer garden; Shallowtail and DaveRave performing; gift certificates provided by our sponsors will be raffled throughout the evening!

Saturday, October 15
- FREE Alumni Coffee Hour at the Front Room
- Parade
- Bobcat Bash
- Konneker Alumni Center 30th Anniversary Open House
- College, Society and Department Tailgates
- OHIO vs. Ball State football
- OHIO vs. Toledo volleyball
- OH, I dO Vow Renewal at 18:04
- Historical Hayride at the Ridges

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Stop by any of our events and pick up a free "PROUD ALUMNUS" button! Get caught by our student photographer; Look for your photo on Facebook and tag yourself. OUAA will host a table at both the Convo and Peden on Saturday -- look for our merchandise drawing!


OUAA announces new mobile web site
The Ohio University Alumni Association recently launched its mobile-friendly website, offering smartphone users a convenient and easy-to-use way to access information.

This new option has streamlined the site, putting the focus on OUAA's most highly visited pages.

The new format was designed with more than just convenience in mind. It also includes links to notable alumni and photo albums – making it easy for proud alumni to show off their alma mater. Users will find links for OUAA's social media pages.

Visit ohioalumni.org/mobile.

High-end OHIO apparel now available
Just in time for Homecoming weekend, we've partnered with Cutter & Buck (C&B) to bring you high-end OHIO apparel. Now available on the Bobcat Store, C&B apparel will add a splash of Bobcat pride to your professional and sporting wardrobe.

Shop our collection of 11 distinct C&B clothing styles (six men's, five women's) and customize by choosing one of our three OHIO embroidery options. C&B items are made to order and delivered in 3-10 business days. A great gift for the professional Bobcat in your life.

Shop now!

Interviewing Intelligence Day connects alumni, students
On Sept. 24, Ohio University alumni returned to Athens for Interviewing Intelligence Day, an event organized by the College of Business Society of Alumni and Friends (SAF) and Connect, a student business organization.

Alumni discussed their own experiences and interviewing best practices with business students at the four-hour event. Students could attend sessions on interview preparation, the actual interview process, interview follow-up and a general session called "Mastering All Types of Interviews." Students also had the opportunity to network and form lasting connections with successful OHIO alumni.

Interviewing Intelligence Day is part of SAF’s efforts to prepare business students for the annual university-wide fall career fair.

For more information, visit ohioalumni.org/academic-societies.

Spotlight on volunteers

Jessica Huizenga, the recipient of the 2011 Alumni Association Scholarship, is a senior studying marketing, sales and communications. Originally from West Chester, Ohio, Jessica has been an active member in the Student Alumni Board, the Sales Centre and Connect since her freshman year. Currently, she serves as the President of Connect, Vice President of Corporate Development in the Sales Centre, is a senior leader in Select Leaders and is an Alumni Engagement committee member in SAB. She also works as a Senior Resident Assistant in Wilson Hall and a Peer Mentor/Teaching Assistant for the business learning communities. She interned with Whirlpool Corporation and Actuant Corporation in the marketing/sales fields. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys running, eating at local Mexican restaurants, and completing her senior year "Athens Bucket List" with her friends!

Position open in Advancement
If you or an alumnus you know has ever dreamed of working for Ohio University in the challenging and exciting field of Advancement, OUAA is seeking applications for the position of Senior Director, Alumni Relations and Development.

This position serves in a leadership capacity for the Alumni Association, managing several staff members and overseeing external events, campus relations, alumni advocacy and fundraising. The position reports to the Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations. A Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years experience in alumni relations, volunteer management, and supervision in higher education or similar environment is required.

For confidential inquiries, contact Graham Stewart at 740-593-4300 or e-mail stewartg@ohio.edu. Apply online by Oct. 10, 2011.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 1
Akron Association of OU Women: Tour of Hudson Library & Historical Society
1 p.m.
Hudson, OH

Oct. 1
St. Louis Chapter: Fall Gathering/Potluck Dinner
6:30-10 p.m.
Town and Country, MO

Oct. 2
Toledo Chapter: Walk to Defeat ALS
9 a.m.
Sylvania, OH

Oct. 2
Women in Philanthropy Hillwood Tea/Tour for DC Alumnae
12:45-4 p.m.
Washington D.C.

Oct. 6-13
Paint the Town Green
9:30 a.m.

Oct. 6
Alumni Reception hosted by the Scripps College of Communication
6-8 p.m.

Oct. 8
Charlotte Chapter: 2nd Annual All Ohio Golf Outing
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Mint Hill, NC

Oct. 11
OU Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland: Book Review of 'The Help' and Potluck Lunch
1 p.m.
Chardon, OH

Oct. 14-16
Residential Housing/Residence Life 25 Years of Themes Reunion

Oct. 14-16
Ohio University Homecoming 2011

Oct. 14-15
Historical Hayrides at The Ridges
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Oct. 14
Alumni Awards Gala 2011
5:30 p.m.

Oct. 14
2nd Annual Bobcat Alumni Big Band Jazz Jam
9:30 p.m.-midnight

Oct. 15
Free Coffee Hour – Homecoming 2011
9:30–10:30 a.m.

Oct. 15
Homecoming Bobcat Bash
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Oct. 15
Scripps Homecoming Reception
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Oct. 15
Ohio University Student Senate Alumni Meet and Eat!
11:30 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Oct. 15
The Russ College of Engineering Annual Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

Oct. 15
OH, I dO Vow Renewal Ceremony
6:04–7 p.m.

Oct. 15
The WOUB Alumni Society Homecoming 2011 – Italian Dinner Buffet
6:30-10 p.m.

Oct. 15
Central Ohio Chapter: OU Football Game Watch vs. Ball State
3-7 p.m.

Oct. 18
Central Ohio Alumni Monthly Happy Hour
5-8 p.m.

Oct. 20
Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England: Thirsty Third Thursdays
6-9 p.m.

Oct. 22
Bobcat Bash: OHIO vs. Akron Football
1:30-3:30 p.m.

Oct. 22
San Diego Chapter: West of Athens Shuffle
Noon-5:30 p.m.
San Diego

Oct. 22
Central Ohio Chapter: Annual Chili Cook-Off and OU Football Game Watch vs. Akron
2-7 p.m.

Oct. 27
Central Ohio Chapter: Fall Dinner
5:30 p.m.
Dublin, OH

Oct. 27
Greater Toledo Chapter Forum
6-8 p.m.

Oct. 28
Chicago Halloween Party
8 p.m.-midnight

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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