OHIO Alumni

Featured Events
Ebony Bobcat Network presents An Afternoon of Theatre at Cleveland Play House on Feb. 12 in Cleveland.

Charlotte Networking Week will be held Feb. 23-24 in Charlotte, N.C.

More February events

Points of Pride

Emeriti Day to be held on Feb. 3
The second annual Emeriti Day will celebrate Emeriti and the Ohio University Press in Baker University Center, Room 219, from 3 – 5 p.m on Friday, February 3. Lively discussion on new books and history of the Press with efforts to assure its continuation, including the Cecil Hemley Society, is planned.

OHIO sees major gains in quality and quantity of media placements
The University Communications and Marketing External Relations team is surpassing expectations. There were 10,951 media placements in 2011, a 20 percent increase over 2010. Also, OHIO saw the second-highest share of coverage for similar state institutions of higher learning.

AOF honors OU-HCOM physicians, students
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni, faculty and students received American Osteopathic Foundation awards at its 10th Annual Honors Celebration. Honorees included Outstanding Physician of the Year Terry Johnson, D.O. ('91) and Outstanding Residents of the Year Draion Burch, D.O. ('07.) and John Weippert, D.O. ('08).

Student Research and Creative Activity Expo
On May 3, the student athletes in Ohio University's Convocation Center will surrender their home court to art installations, scientific studies, and perhaps even a flying car. More than 550 undergraduate, graduate, and medical students will present their original work at the annual Expo.

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On Thursday, Jan. 26, Graham Stewart, Executive Director of the Ohio University Alumni Association, visited Dennis Morris, Class of 1931. At 105 years old, Morris is one of the oldest alumni of Ohio University. Stewart was joined by several Bobcat residents, and other local distinguished alumni, at the Glenwood Retirement Community in Marietta, Ohio.

Front Row: Virginia Via, College of Fine Arts 1946; Dennis Morris, College of Education 1931; Rose Marie Thomas, College of Arts and Sciences 1951. Back Row: David Brightbill, College of Education, 1970; Nancy Pansing Wymond, MA '69; Debbie Kremer Brown, College of Health Science & Professions 1971; and Graham Stewart.

Charlotte Networking Week
Current students and alumni are invited to attend the 9th annual Charlotte Networking Week on February 23 and 24.

Set in alumni-rich Charlotte, N.C., attendees can learn about the local job market, meet alumni in the area and students can begin their post-graduation job search by visiting with various companies and school districts. Additionally, guests will go on morning company visits and tour the city in the afternoon. A list of company visits and descriptions are available online.

Both students and alumni have been able to secure job interviews based on the connections they have made at CNW, so they should be prepared to network and bring copies of their resumes.

Aside from networking, CNW will again host the Annual Alumni Banquet at the Charlotte Convention Center uptown, on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Lodging and travel are the responsibility of attendants. Registration is open until February 10. To register or receive more information, click here.

Alumni discounts available at hotels close to campus
Now you have an excuse to visit your campus more often than usual! Alumni can receive discounts on accommodations when returning to Athens. The Ohio University Alumni Association has partnered with the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau to provide exclusive discounts at four area hotels.

Participating hotels include OU Inn & Conference Center, Baymont Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Hampton Inn. When reserving a room at any of the included hotels, mention the word "BOBCAT" and receive your 15 percent savings. Discounts are only available through phone reservations.

This offer is not valid during popular weekends, including Dads Weekend, Winter Parents Weekend, Sibs Weekend, Moms Weekend, OU COM Graduation, Graduation or Homecoming. Qualifying dates are subject to change and participating hotels have the final decision on discount eligibility.

To learn more about this partnership, please click here.

VAAN postcard project
Consider giving back by becoming a member of the Ohio University Volunteer Alumni Admissions Network. VAAN is a volunteer group that works with Undergraduate Admissions to assist the university in reaching student recruitment goals. Volunteers connect with prospective students by providing information, answering questions and offering insight on life as a student at OHIO. They also attend college fairs, visit high schools and refer prospective students, among other things.

Currently, VAAN is working on the 2012 Postcard Project, in which alumni personally contact students who have been accepted into the university but have yet to confirm their intent to enroll. In 2011, more than 230 alumni registered and sent out over 2,300 postcards to high school students in 32 states. Contact information, suggested language for the postcards and postcards with pre-paid postage are supplied.

To learn more or to register for this important activity, click here.

Jobs for you
Hunting for a job? A new resources is available at OUAA's Facebook page. On the "Jobs for Me" tab, alumni can post and browse a variety of job listings. You can search by keyword, location, part- or full-time positions or category. Locations range from both in and out of Ohio and include a mix of professions. Make the "Jobs for Me" tab on OUAA's Facebook page a regular stop during your job search. Each job posted on the tab has an "Apply Now" button.

Even if you aren't currently searching for a new job, help your fellow Bobcats out by posting any leads you hear on our Facebook page. You can do it directly on the Jobs for Me tab, within just a few minutes.

Continue to check back regularly to see what’s been added or add something yourself.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Assistant Director of Alumni Marketing and Communications, Jim Harris, at harrisj3@ohio.edu.

Spotlight on volunteers

The Post Alumni Society & Friends
Brittany Kress, BSJ '07, and Anna Sudar, BSJ '09, are both graduates of Scripps College of Communication. Although they haven't been out of Athens for very long, they have continued to make an impact on campus.

Brittany is the founder and president of The Post Alumni Society, while Anna serves as the secretary. The organization is devoted to bringing together those who worked at the newspaper and helping support the newspaper’s ongoing mission as an independent student-run publication.

Together Brittany and Anna are planning The Post’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled for April 13-15. The celebration will include a get-together for past and present Posties, tours of the newspaper's office space in Baker University Center, workshops and a banquet.

In addition to planning the event, Brittany and Anna maintain the organization's Facebook page and an extensive network of alumni, while producing a newsletter for alumni of The Post. For more information on the 100th Anniversary Celebration, visit the event's Facebook page or web site.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 2
Charlotte Networking Week (CNW) Meeting
7-8:30 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

Feb. 4
Central Ohio Alumni Reception and Jazz Arts Concert
6-8:30 p.m.

Feb. 8
Oregon February Happy Hour
4:30-7:30 p.m.

Feb. 9
Denver Happy Hour
5:30-8 p.m.

Feb. 9
Chicago Third Annual Hoodie Happy Hour
6-9 p.m.

Feb. 10-11
OU Hockey Alumni Weekend 2012

Feb. 11
Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile
11 a.m.-3p.m.

Feb. 12
Ebony Bobcat Network Presents: An Afternoon of Theatre at Cleveland Play House
2:30-5 p.m.

Feb. 17
Sibs Weekend Bus – Ohio University Women’s Club of Greater Cleveland
4 p.m.

Feb. 17
Sibs Weekend Bus – Akron Association of Ohio University Women
3:45 p.m.

Feb. 17
Texas Stars Hockey Ohio University & Miami University Alumni Game Night
6:30-10 p.m.
Cedar Park, TX

Feb. 18
Nation’s Capital ESPN Bracketbuster Basketball Gamewatch
2-5 p.m.
Washington, DC

Feb. 23
Charlotte Networking Week: Annual Alumni Banquet
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Charlotte, N.C.

Feb. 24
Charlotte Networking Week: Alumni Happy Hour
5-9 p.m.
Charlotte, N.C.

Feb. 25
The Singing Men of Ohio – 10th Annual Alumni Concert
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 25
Friends of Trees Planting
9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wilsonville, OR

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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