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Note the date change for Alumni College & Golden Weekend, July 19-22. Early bird registration ends June 15!

Look for a Bobcat Caravan near you this month! Events will be held starting May 2 in Ohio and West Virginia.

More May events

Points of Pride

HTC students earn Goldwater recognition
Ohio University student Ethan Cottrill has been named as the recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship, an award for sophomores and juniors interested in careers in science, math, and engineering. Recipients are chosen based on academic achievement, research experience, and their career goals. Cottrill is a Cutler scholar and junior in Honors Tutorial College, majoring in Chemistry.

Konneker Medal Design Competition
Ohio University is seeking a design for the Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. This new award established by the Ohio University Foundation will recognize current and former faculty members or students who demonstrate excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization, and entreneurship. Students and alumni are encouraged to submit designs for the chance to receive $2,000 in prize money. Submissions are due by 5 p.m., Friday, June 1 to Andrea Gibson at gibsona@ohio.edu. For more information about the competition, click here.

Alumna has 28 years of continuous giving
Denice Korcal graduated from Ohio University in 1984 with the intent of donating to the University at least as much as she received in financial aid as a student. The HTC alumna says she would not have been able to pursue higher education without the assistance. She has been making gifts to the University since 1989.

Cooper announced All-American, MVP; OHIO hires coach
DJ Cooper has been named to the 2012 Lute Olson All-American team and was also named Most Valuable Player of the Mid-American Conference by CollegeInsider.com. The junior guard lead the Bobcats in scoring and assists and finished 15th in the nation in steals per game. OHIO men's basketball also has a new head coach -- Jim Christian was recently hired.

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"Posties" past and present, gathered in Athens April 13-14 for The Post 100th Anniversary. The weekend included a Welcome Reception at Red Brick Sports Club on Friday, Saturday afternoon panels and discussions, and a banquet dinner with the State of The Post address at the Dairy Barn. To view full photo, click here.

Cruise-In at the Convo
The annual Cruise-In at the Convo, hosted by the Ohio Alumni Varsity Band will take place May 19th from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Convocation Center at Ohio University. Bring your classic car, truck, or motorcycle for a day of cars, music, prizes, and fun!

The first 110 vehicles to register will receive dash plaques, free t-shirts, door prizes, and will be entered into a 50/50 raffle. Participants and their guest will also receive free tickets to the Ohio Bobcats baseball game vs. Miami Redhawks at Wren Stadium at 3 p.m. Cost is $8 for those who register online, and $10 on the day of the event. Admission is free for spectators. All proceeds benefit the Ohio University Marching 110 and Alumni Bands.

Register online by May 15. If you have questions about the Cruise-In, contact Aaron Romero at 740-594-3733 or e-mail aromero110@gmail.com.

Click here for details.

Early Bird registration ends June 15!
Join the Ohio University Alumni Association in celebrating the Alumni College and Golden Weekend July 19-22.

The class of 1962 is invited to commemorate their Golden Reunion! "PURR-ennial" Bobcats (graduates of 1961 and earlier) are also welcomed for the weekend’s events. Highlights of the weekend include class photos, socials and dinners, theater and film productions, "OH, I dO" vow renewal ceremony, campus tours, open houses and more! Additionally, participants of Alumni College will "graduate" from college in just three days after attending workshops presented by OHIO faculty and a multitude of topics.

The early bird registration rate ends June 15. For more information about this weekend, visit ohioalumni.org/alumni-college.

Ohio University Homecoming 2012
2012 Homecoming Week will take place October 8-14! This year's Homecoming theme is "Better than the Best Ever" in honor of the late Ron Socciarelli, who conducted the Marching 110 for nearly 20 years. Plan to join fellow Bobcats in returning home for the whole week or just for the game against Akron on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The Ohio University Alumni Association announces the recipients of the 2012 Alumni Awards to be honored at Homecoming during the Gala on Friday, Oct. 12.

Alumna of the year: Barbara Strom Thompson, AB '76
Medal of Merit: Joseph P. Becherer, BFA '87, MFA '90, Sidney A. Davis, BSJ '52, George Mooradian, BFA ’70, Lucy Sexton, BFA '82
Distinguished Service Award: Charles T. Mehlman, DO '89, Carl H. Walker, BSED '56
Recent Graduate Award: Natalie A. Kruse, BSCE ’04
Honorary Alumni Award: Evelyn Houk

Homecoming Weekend Getaway Packages will be available beginning May 4. More information on all Homecoming events will be announced as it becomes available. Visit ohio.edu/homecoming for details.

Upcoming Events

May 2
Bobcat Caravan – Toledo
6-8 p.m.

May 3
Bobcat Caravan – Cleveland
5:30-7:30 p.m.

May 4
Chicago-area College of Business Alumni Networking Reception
6:30-8:30 p.m.

May 5
Pittsburgh Pirates Tailgate & Game
4 p.m.

May 5
Nation's Capital Chapter – Virginia Gold Cup Races with University Row
8 a.m.-8p.m.
Plains, MA

May 5
Glitz and Glamour in the White House
1:30-3 p.m.
Wadsworth, OH

May 8
Bobcat Caravan – Akron
5:30-7:30 p.m.

May 9
29th Annual Ohio University State Government Alumni Luncheon
11:30 a.m.

May 9
Bobcat Caravan – St. Clairsville
6-8 p.m.
St. Clairsville, OH

May 10
Denver Alumni Chapter May Happy Hour
5:30-8 p.m.

May 11
Dayton Chapter: May Happy Hour
5:30-7:30 p.m.

May 12
Ohio University's Historic Tour of Massachusetts
10 a.m.
Boston, MA

May 15
Central Ohio Alumni May Happy Hour
5-7 p.m.

May 15
Bobcat Caravan – Cincinnati
5:30–7:30 p.m.

May 16
Bobcat Caravan – Dayton, OH
6-8 p.m.
Beavercreek, OH

May 17
Central Ohio Chapter: Cocktails at the Conservatory
5:30-7:30 p.m.

May 18
Phi Beta Sigma 40th Anniversary & Reunion

May 18
Ohio Happy Hour
5-8 p.m.
Austin, TX


May 19
Charlotte's 3rd Annual All Ohio Golf Outing
8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Mint Hill, NC

May 19
Cruise In at the Convo 2012
9 a.m.-2 p.m.

May 22
Bobcat Caravan - Lancaster
6-8 p.m.

May 23
Bobcat Caravan - Parkersburg
6–8 p.m.
Vienna, WV

May 31
Oregon Chapter; May Happy Hour – Amnesia
4:30-8 p.m.
Portland, OR

May 31
Akron/Canton Chapter: May Happy Hour
6-8 p.m.
Canton, OH

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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