OHIO Alumni

Featured Events

Come experience The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, held on Feb 17.

Come be a part of Dinner with 12 Strangers
on Feb 23.

More February events

Points of Pride

Washington Policy Forum kickoff event is Jan. 16
Panelists will discuss “The First 100 Days of the Incoming Congress and Administration” from 5-7 p.m. at the Capitol Visitors Center in Washington D.C. To register, click here.

Trio of scientists to receive 2013 Russ Prize
Rangaswamy Srinivasan, James J. Wynne and Samuel E. Blum will receive the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize at a
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) gala on Feb. 19.

Kennedy-Dygas named dean of the College of Fine Arts
Read more here.

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The Promise LIves Campaign

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Charlotte Networking Week 10th Anniversary
The Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Chapter Network is hosting the tenth Annual Charlotte Networking Week (CNW) in Charlotte, N.C. on Feb. 21 and 23. Attendees can experience an encounter with Charlotte’s job market by talking with alumni who live in the area and by exploring the city’s career opportunities. This program encourages both alumni and current students to attend. Career-focused alumni panels will start the event and Tim Reynolds will address the participants during The Alumni Banquet as its keynote speaker. Other festivities include morning company visits, an evening Happy Hour and much more. A registration fee of $40 is required and does not include travel or lodging accommodations. Registration is handled on a first come, first served basis. To learn more about CNW or to register, visit www.ohioalumni.org/charlotte-networking-week.

Rediscovering Cuba

Black Alumni Reunion
The Ohio University Alumni Association welcomes back the Black Alumni Reunion (BAR) this year. Every three years, OHIO alumni gather in Athens for a weekend to remember old memories and create new ones. Featured events for the 2013 reunion include a “Back to the Future” Decades Cookout, Academic Department Reunions, an emphasis on good health with the BAR Alumni Fitness Walk/Run and many other Student Organization, Greek, and individual reunion events. Former Bobcats will have the chance for a spiritually fulfilling experience at the Black Alumni Reunion’s newest event, the BAR Gospel Fest. The reunion is scheduled for September 27-29. For more information, contact the Ohio University Alumni Association at 740-593-4300.

Share memorable OU and BAR photos on our Facebook page.

For updates and hotel package information visit here.

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OUr Day on April 18

OUr Day is a day to celebrate the fact that you’re an Ohio University alumni—and part of the Bobcat Nation! It’s easy to participate — just do something that involves OHIO! A few ideas for celebrating OUr Day include wearing a Bobcat shirt, listening to WOUB, reading The Post, or watching 110 videos on YouTube. Alumni can also read Ohio Today, make a gift or pledge to their area of the University, change their computer or cell phone background to a campus scene, or text their college roommate a ‘thinking of you, and OU’ message.

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more information about OUr Day. Mark your calendars now for April 18 and share your Bobcat pride on OUr Day.

We’re working behind the scenes on the OUr Day webpage. But, see what we have so far at ohioalumni.org/our-day!

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4th Annual Bare on the Bricks Feb 23: A Nearly Naked Mile
This year, the Student Alumni Board and Phi Kappa Psi are proud to present “Bare on the Bricks,” Ohio University's Fourth Annual Nearly Naked Mile! The purpose of Bare on the Bricks is to collect clothing to be donated to local shelters, organizations and families in need. In 2012, over 462 registered runners raised $1,972 in donations for an Athens County organization.

Participants should come to the Honors Collegium (4th floor Baker Center) fully dressed and then strip down to a bare minimum of bathing suit attire (or to your point of comfort) upon arrival. Following the run down Court Street, an after-party at Courtside will offer free food to participants.

Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m.
Pre-Registration is $10.00 and $12.00 the day of the event.

For more information or to register, click here.

T.J. Simonik and the Greater Charlotte Chapter

In 2007, thousands of students bid farewell to their years at Ohio University. Among these students was Ohio native T.J. Simonik. Currently a resident of Charlotte, North Carolina, Simonik acknowledges opportunities at Ohio University as responsible for solidifying his first job following college. After attending the Charlotte Networking Trip as an undergrad, Simonik earned an internship at an accounting firm and was offered employment upon its completion. He chose to leave the firm after three years for Duke Energy.

As a student, he was active with two business fraternities, Delta Sigma Pi and Beta Alpha Psi. His junior and senior years working with the Undergraduate Admissions Office confirmed his passion for Ohio University. Simonik encourages current students to embrace OU and get connected on campus.

“Really take the opportunity to get involved as much as you can while you’re on campus…really try to make it your home,” he shares. Simonik actively displays determination to keep home alive in the “Tarheel State” where he is president of the Ohio University Alumni Association’s Greater Charlotte Chapter and member of the OUAA Alumni Advisory Council.

His contributions to maintaining Ohio University’s reputation in true Bobcat form in Charlotte are worthy of recognition as this chapter celebrates its 25th anniversary.

UCM Contest

Scholarship Success

The Alumni Association is proud to support student education.

Many of our chapters and societies have made it an important part of their missions to establish annual scholarships for deserving students from their geographic regions.

  • During the 2012 fiscal year, 34 scholarships were awarded to students.
  • The Legacy Scholarship maintained a balance of $47,000.
    We awarded three scholarships in 2012 – to Paige Fitzwater ’15, Ben Tillis ’16, and Jefferson Louis “Louie” Allen ‘15

As of December 2012, the total endowments or scholarships associated with our networks stood at over $3,200,000. Of these, 8 scholarships and endowments became newly associated with our networks.

Upcoming Events

Feb. 7
Chicago Chapter: Hoodie Happy Hour
6:30 p.m.

Chicago, IL

Feb. 7
Celebrity Chef Dinner: “Simply Ming”
6:30 p.m.

Wellesly, MA

Feb. 8-10
Sibs Weekend Bus Schedule – Akron
Akron Association of Ohio University Women

3:45 p.m.
4:15 p.m.
4:45 p.m.

Akron, OH

Feb. 8-10
Sibs Weekend Bus Schedule – Cleveland
Ohio University Women’s Club

3:30 p.m.


Feb. 8
College of Fine Arts: Figurations –
Opening Day

10 a.m.


Feb. 9
College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends – Bobcats Basketball Bus Trip
10 a.m.


Feb. 9
Nation’s Capital Chapter: Brunch & Basketball
12 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Feb. 13
Greater Charlotte Chapter Network: Final CNW Planning Meeting
10 a.m.

Feb. 15
College of Fine Arts: Reflections: Works by Will Barnet – Opening Day
5 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Feb. 16
Chicago Chapter: MAC Social
6 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Feb. 17
Ebony Bobcat Network: The Devil’s Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith
2:30 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Feb. 20 - March 3
College of Fine Arts: Lysistrata by Aristophanes (adapt. by Ellen McLaughlin)
8 p.m.

Feb. 21-22
Nation’s Capital Chapter: DC Networking Week
8 a.m.
Washington D.C.

Feb. 21
Annual Alumni Banquet as a part of 10th Annual Charlotte Networking Week 2013
5 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

Feb. 21
Nation’s Capital Chapter: February Happy Hour (DC Networking Week)
6:30 p.m.
Arlington, VA

Feb. 21
College of Fine Arts: Faculty Recital presented by the School of Music
7:30 p.m.

Feb. 22-24
Thomas Ewing Society & OUAA Board of Directors Winter Meeting 2013

Feb. 22
Greater Charlotte Chapter Network: Alumni Happy Hour – as a part of the 10th Charlotte Networking Week 2013
5 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

Feb. 23
Dinner with 12 Strangers February 2013

Feb. 23
4th Annual Bare on the Bricks: A Nearly Naked Mile
11:30 a.m.

Feb. 26
Chicago Chapter: Cavs vs Bulls
7 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Feb. 27
Chicago Chapter: OHIO vs. Akron Men’s Basketball Gamewatch
6 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Feb. 27
Greater Cleveland Chapter: OHIO vs. Akron: West Side Game Watch
7 p.m.
Lakewood, OH


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