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Can't make it to Athens for Homecoming? If you're in the Philadelphia or NYC areas, join the Marching 110 at the NYC Metro Chapter and Philadelphia Chapter: Giants V. Eagles Tailgate Party! on Oct. 6.

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Points of Pride

McDavis to head state's new higher ed commission
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich announced Sept. 30 that Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis will head the newly formed Ohio Higher Education Funding Commission 2.0.

6 startups emerge from accelerator program
Six startups founded by students and recent graduates of Ohio University and West Virginia University have emerged from Ohio University's Innovation Engine digital media accelerator, which is a summer entrepreneurship program aimed at keeping business and technology talent within the state.

OHIO earns Military Friendly Schools designation
Ohio University has been named a 2014 Military Friendly School® for the third consecutive year by Victory Media, a veteran-owned company and publisher of G.I. Jobs magazine.

Lancaster Campus student to try out for 2016 Olympic team
20-year-old Kelsey Taylor is spending her first semester at Ohio University Lancaster, but the biggest test of her life is still ahead. She plans to try out for the U.S. Olympic Archery team and hopes to represent the U.S. in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Get a quote with Nationwide and support Passion Works Studio
Get a free online auto quote from Nationwide Insurance, and for each quote Nationwide will donate $10 for the Passion Works Art Studio (up to a total of $5,000). As an OHIO alumnus, you'll receive exclusive discounts on your auto insurance with Nationwide. By getting a quote today, you can support your cause and see how you could save money at the same time!

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Athens Black Contemporary Dancers perform during the 'Hats Off to Dr. Francine Childs' event at Baker Center as part of the Black Alumni Reunion Gala on September 27, 2013. To see more photos from Black Alumni Reunion, click here.
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OUr Past, OUr Present, OUr Future: Homecoming 2013
The annual Homecoming Weekend for Ohio University is this month! Come to Athens Oct. 10-12 for a full week of philanthropy, reunions, and festivities celebrating our Bobcat school spirit! Events include:

Thursday, Oct. 10

  • Comedian Craig Robinson, starting 8-9 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 11
  • Annual Homecoming Archives Display, starting at 10 a.m.
  • Ohio University Alumni Association Awards Gala, 5:30-9 p.m.
  • Historical Hay Rides at The Ridges, starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • "Yell Like Hell" Pep Rally and Bonfire, starting at 9 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 11
  • Homecoming Parade,
    10-11:30 a.m.
  • Bobcat Bash, 11:30 am-1:30 p.m.
  • Ohio vs. Central Michigan football game, starting at
    2 p.m.
  • Golden Bobcat Reception, starting at 6 p.m.
Game tickets must be purchased through OHIO Athletics at 1-800-575-CATS. For more information and registration details, visit www.ohio.edu/homecoming or contact Dawn Werry at werryd@ohio.edu.

Look for a football Bobcat Bash near you
Football season has finally returned, and the Ohio Bobcats are looking strong!

The next Bobcat Bash will be held Oct. 12, right before our Homecoming game against Central Michigan. We will be hosting this Bobcat Bash and it will be located in the Grover Center Atrium, beginning immediately after the Homecoming Parade at 11:30 a.m.

Gather around and link up with fellow Bobcat students and alumni to celebrate our school spirit and football team. A delicious spread of tailgate-oriented foods such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and desserts will be provided at the Bobcat Bash. For those Bobcats in attendance who love competition and rewards, opportunities for special prizes and giveaways will be occurring throughout the two-hour pre-game social. Game tickets must be purchased through OHIO Athletics at 1-800-575-CATS. For more information on Bobcat Bash details and registration information, contact Dawn Werry at werryd@ohio.edu.

#ohiouniversity, on Instagram
For more Ohio University in your life, be sure to join us on Instagram. More than 250 #ohiouniversity pictures are already there for your review, with more posted each week.

Through our posts we aim to capture the campus experience and remind Bobcats of their time walking on the bricks. The College Green, Cutler Hall, Jeff Hill, the Alumni Gateway -- you'll find them all on Instagram. That feeling of walking under the trees in the summer, the waiting for the "walk" sign to Court and Union streets, the anticipation of unwrapping a Bagelstreet Deli sandwich -- we try and capture those too.

If you're on Instagram, search for @OHIOAlumni. We think you'll like what you see. Not an Instagram user? You can still see our photos by visiting our profile page.

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New Scholarship Investment Program matches funds
With OHIO's new Undergraduate Scholarship Investment Program, you can help us bring the best and brightest minds to Ohio University – and keep them here! In the face of dwindling state support and rising interest rates for student loans, future Bobcats are depending on us to help bridge the gap and keep tuition costs down.

To that end, OHIO has dedicated $25 million to strengthen the University's endowed scholarship program. For a limited time, OHIO is using these funds to match 50 percent of every donation committed to eligible scholarship endowments. Read more here.

Private funds provide the lion's share of scholarship dollars for OHIO students, and as an institution one of our core missions is to provide access and opportunity to any student seeking an education. To read more about the Scholarship Investment Program, please click here.

Class of 1963 enjoys honors all year long
The Ohio University Alumni Association is providing a new twist on a traditional reunion. We are recognizing the classmates from the university's 50-year reunion class during Homecoming 2013! On Saturday, Oct. 12, members of the Class of '63 are invited to:

  • Ride in a special vehicle during the annual Homecoming Parade
  • Participate in the Homecoming Bobcat Bash
  • Be recognized at the OHIO v. Central Michigan Football Game
  • Come together for a post-game Golden Bobcat Reception at Konneker Alumni Center.
Besides recognition during Homecoming, tribute will be paid to the Class of '63 with new regional brunches in Cincinnati, Columbus, Sarasota, Fla., Cleveland, and Orange County, Calif. Also, we're inviting the Class of 1963 to return to their alma mater to reconnect with each other and our beautiful campus next spring. We will recognize them during a special lunch on College Green during our newly established On the Green Weekend in May 2014. In addition, the weekend will be filled with special programs including tours, lectures, guest speakers, community festivals, fireworks and much more.

For more information and registration details, visit ohio.edu/homecoming or contact Dawn Werry at werryd@ohio.edu.

Upcoming Events

Oct. 5
Greater Cleveland Chapter: Bobcat Blast – OHIO at Akron
Noon-6 p.m.

Oct. 5
Nation's Capital Chapter: "Leave No Bobcat
Behind" Crawl

12:30-7 p.m.
Arlington, VA

Oct. 6
NYC Metro Chapter and Philadelphia Chapter: Marching 110 at Giants v. Eagles Tailgate Party
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
East Rutherford, NJ

Oct. 11-13
Alumni Band 2013 Homecoming Registration
10 a.m.-noon

Oct. 11
Alumni Awards Gala 2013
5:30-9 p.m.

Oct. 11
School of Music Society of Alumni & Friends: Homecoming Reception
6-9 p.m.

Oct. 11
4th Annual Bobcat Alumni Big Band Jazz Jam
10 p.m.

Oct. 12
George Voinovich School Alumni Society: Alumni Breakfast
8-9 a.m.

Oct. 12
Golden Bobcat Class: Homecoming Recognition
8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Oct. 12
OHIO Athletics: Varsity Ohio All-Sport Annual Reunion
11 a.m-1p.m.

Oct. 12
Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Homecoming Tailgate Party
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 12
Bobcat Student Orientation Leader Alumni Reunion
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 12
College of Business Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 12
Student Senate Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 12
Patton College of Education Inaugural Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Oct. 12
George Voinovich School Alumni Society: Homecoming Tailgate

Oct. 12
Russ College of Engineering and Technology Homecoming Tailgate!
11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Oct. 18
College of Business Society of Alumni and Friends: YOGO!
7-9 p.m.

Oct. 19
Metro NY Bobcats: NY Cares Day Fall 2013
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
New York City

Oct. 19
Bobcat Bash: OHIO vs. Eastern Michigan University Football
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ypsilanti, MI

Oct. 19
Greater Cleveland Chapter:

7-11 p.m.

Oct. 23
Professional and Executive MBA Career Fair
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Oct. 25-26
45th Anniversary Reunion of the 1968 MAC Champion Football Team
6:30 p.m.

Oct. 26
Central Ohio Alumni Network: Ohio vs. Miami Football Game Tickets
2 p.m.

Oct. 26-27
Central Nation's Capital Chapter: Haunting on the Hill, Part V
9 p.m.-2 a.m.
Washington, DC

Oct. 29
Ohio University Women's Club: Halloween Costume Party
6 p.m.
Brecksville, OH

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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