OHIO Alumni

Featured Event
Join fellow Bobcats to celebrate this April with Spring Alumni Weekend in Athens on April 13-15.

More April events


Homecoming Weekend is
Oct. 12-14, 2012

John Groce will be new Illinois head coach

Points of Pride

Cartwright to serve as undergraduate commencement speaker
Ohio University has announced Nancy Cartwright—famous for voicing television's Bart Simpson—as the 2012 undergraduate commencement speaker. She will address graduates during two ceremonies June 9.

Baker Peace Conference set for Mar 29-31
The 2012 Baker Peace Conference, with its theme "Crime and Punishment: Securing Domestic Tranquility in the 21st Century" will explore modern policing, the war on drugs and the American penal system, March 29-30. The free conference features keynote William J. Bratton, former New York and Los Angeles chief of police. During the conference, there will also be three panel discussions on crime and punishment issues and a screening of the documentary "Robert Blecker Wants Me Dead."

Forensic Conference in Athens this April
Ohio University will host the National Forensics Association championship tournament April 19-23 in Baker Center. Championships are awarded in nine individual events and Lincoln-Douglas debates. Team awards are given in several divisions based on the entry size of each school. According to the NFA website, between 75-125 colleges and universities will attend the national tournament. Sessions are open to the public.

School of Media Arts and Studies' annual reception
On March 22, 20 OHIO students joined alumni and friends for the in the Second Annual Media Arts and Studies in L.A. Screening and Reception. Winning entries from the 10th annual 48-Hour Shootout were screened along with the most recent TCOM 419 productions, followed by a reception.

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Fans sell out Top of the Met in St. Louis with 350 attending to cheer on the men's basketball team at the Sweet Sixteen Bobcat Bash, hosted by OUAA and the Ohio Bobcat Club. Ohio Men's Basketball fans broke home attendance records and led the Mid-American Conference in attendance, averaging 6,177 fans per game. The 2011-2012 season had the second highest ticket revenue in Ohio history, with a total of four games with crowds of more than 8,000 and eight with crowds of more than 6,000.

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The Bobcats danced into overtime in Sweet Sixteen game, only just losing to UNC and finishing their season with 29 victories. This is the furthest OHIO has gotten in the NCAA tournament since 1964. You can support all of OHIO's student athletes by joining the Ohio Bobcat Club! Learn more here.

OUr Day is April 12, 2012
OUr Day -- a day to celebrate Ohio University alumni -- is quickly approaching. Mark your calendar for April 12! OUr Day is about you, your more than 200,000 fellow alumni, OHIO, the memories, the good times, and so much more. So wear your Green & White (as does Dennis Minichello, AB/MA '74, shown hiking in the southwest) post on social media, call your old roomies to say hi, or eat a burrito to honor the beloved Burrito Buggy!

We’ll update our website with lots of ideas of things you can do to recognize your Ohio University connection. Some of our chapters will also be hosting events on OUr Day. Stay tuned!

Experience the new Bobcat Store
The fully redesigned Bobcat Store launched on Feb. 20! Included in the redesign are new products and photos with zoom capabilities, as well as a new checkout system. Originally created in April 2007, this is the site's first redesign and is a result of increased site traffic and increased demand for OHIO products from alumni.

Thank you for your continued support of the Bobcat Store! Stay tuned for exciting new products, including OHIO Passion Works Studio passion flowers and new t-shirt designs. All Bobcat Store purchases support alumni activities. Email alumni@ohio.edu with questions, comments, or product ideas.

Recyclemania is an inter-collegiate 8-week recycling competition, with over 600 schools nationwide participating.

In week six, OHIO's Grand Champion recycling rate is 40.95 percent, which bests all the other reporting MAC schools. Ohio's Southern campus is also making a strong push not only for recycling but for minimal overall consumption and is ranked tenth in the nation in pounds per person in solid waste generation - Go Bobcats!

For more information, visit Recyclemania.

Spring Alumni Weekend is coming up
Our second annual all alumni weekend is just around the corner!

This year's Spring Alumni Weekend is highlighted with the Honors Tutorial College's 40th anniversary, the College of Fine Arts' 75th anniversary, The Post's 100th anniversary and our Alumni Leaders Conference for chapter and society volunteers. Registration for these events can be found online; don't delay as RSVP deadlines are quickly approaching!

Chapter and Society Scholarships
Student scholarships do more than just bring the best and brightest to Ohio University -- they help keep them here. Because of private donors, Ohio University is able to offer financial support to outstanding students. Ohio University Alumni Association chapters and societies have contributed a total of $764,749 over the years. This is a true testament to the alumni who believe in Ohio University and the power of education to transform individual lives. Alumni Association and Affinity Group Scholarships support students associated with that particular affinity group based on geography, college, school, or special interest. To make a donation to an Alumni Association or Affinity Group Scholarship, click here and make your choice from the listed chapters or societies. You can help a student have the same or better quality experience you enjoyed at Ohio University.

Upcoming Events

April 5
Bowling and Fun at Big Al's Beaverton
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Beaverton, OR

April 7-Aug. 19
National's Capital Alumni Softball Team
Washington, D.C.

April 10-13
Schuneman Symposium

April 12
Chicago Bingo Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.

April 12
OUr Day – Metro West Boston Suburbs
6-9 p.m.
Franklin, MA

April 12
Chicago Alumni Chapter: OUr Day Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.

April 12
CLT Volunteer Event at the Charlotte Family House
6-8 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

April 12
LA OUr Day Happy Hour
7-11 p.m.
Santa Monica, CA

April 13-14
Honors Tutorial College 40th Anniversary Celebration and Alumni Reunion

April 13-15
The Post 100th Anniversary

April 13-15
College of Fine Arts 75th Anniversary Weekend

April 14
K&S Plant Care and Greenhouse Tour
1-3 p.m.
Uniontown, OH

April 15
Cincinnati Reds vs. Washington Nationals
1:30 – 5 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

April 17
Central Ohio Happy Hour
5-7 p.m.

April 17
Dayton April Happy Hour
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Beavercreek, OH

April 19-23
National Forensics Association Tournament

April 19
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Pomeroy, OH


April 21
Ohio University Women’s Club: 2012 Spring Luncheon
11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Cleveland Heights

April 25
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.
Chillicothe, OH

April 26
Bobcat Caravan
6-8 p.m.

April 26
Scripps Howard Awards National Journalism Competition
6–10:30 p.m.

April 28
50th Anniversary of Vernon Alden's Inauguration Celebration
6:30-9 p.m.

April 29
Scripps Celebration
7–11 p.m.
Athens, OH

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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