Featured Events
The Physical Therapy 30th Anniversary Celebration will be held Sept. 19-20 in Athens.

President McDavis, on behalf of Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, will host the 3rd Annual Federal Government Alumni Luncheon Sept. 18 in Washington, DC.

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Points of Pride

Class of 2018 welcomed to OHIO
Ohio University capped off Go Green Week with the President's Convocation for First-Year Students, welcoming the largest, brightest, most diverse, and, judging from the enthusiasm displayed at the event, one of the most spirited classes in the University's 210-year history.

Ohio Bobcat Club sets annual giving record
The numbers are in and fiscal year 2014 was one for the record books for the Ohio Bobcat Club. From July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014 Bobcat supporters helped set a new giving mark for the Ohio Bobcat Club Annual Fund. During this time 1,380 donors gave $747,053.18, which is a 28 percent increase from last year. It was a 49 percent increase over the giving year from 2011-12.

WOUB's 'Perspectives' reimagined
"Perspectives," a WOUB Public Media series that started as a conversation-style show dealing with global issues, has morphed into a cinematic, mostly monologue-based web series. The series highlights world problems, LGBT issues, disability and inclusion, sexual assault and more in an emotional, compelling way.

Konneker Medal for Entrepreunership nominations open
The Vice President for Research and Creative Activity is soliciting nominations for the 2014 Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship. The Ohio University Foundation established the award to recognize current and former faculty members, students and alumni who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship.




Oceania Cruise-Ancient Mysteries of the Americas, departs Jan. 16, 2015


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Attention alumni: We will be launching yOUr redesigned Ohio University Alumni Association's web site in the coming weeks! In addition to creating a responsive and mobile-friendly site, we've streamlined the pages and functionality, and are working to put the information you need and use the most right at your fingertips. Stay tuned!

Stand up and Cheer for Homecoming 2014
Homecoming is just around the corner, so save the dates Oct. 6-11, and get excited to join in the Bobcat Family Reunion!

Want to show off your Bobcat Pride? Post a video of you, your children, family and/or friends performing the OHIO fight song "Stand up and Cheer" to YouTube!

When you post your video to YouTube, use the hashtag #OUHC14standupandcheer. Your submission could be included in a video mash-up to be played during the Homecoming game. Need some inspiration? Watch these Bobcats in action.

Read the video submission rules online and be sure to select Creative Commons licensing, rather than YouTube standard licensing, when uploading your video.


Share your OHIO memories and tell us why you are excited about Homecoming on Twitter and Facebook using #OUHC14.

You can find details for the weekend online at ohio.edu/homecoming. Questions about Homecoming? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

Awards gala to honor distinguished alumni
Outstanding alumni are honored each year at the annual Alumni Awards Gala during Homecoming.

This year, Robert D. Walter, BSME '67, HON '97, will be named Alumnus of the Year. Recipients of the Medal of Merit are Joe B. Harford, BS '73; Arthur J. Marinelli, BA '64; Jack Myslenski, BSIT '73; and Gary J. Olmstead, MFA '66.

Distinguished Service Award honorees are Ralph J. Hopper, Jr., BSED '63; Dell D. Robinson, BSPE '88; and R. Smith "Smitty" Schuneman, BFA '58, MFA '60 and his wife Patricia Schuneman, BSED '59. Jacob R. Sigal, BSIS '03, MS '05, is the recipient of the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award, and this year's Honorary Alumna is Betsy Ross Koller.

The Kermit Blosser Ohio Athletics Hall of Fame inductees for 2014 are Anthony L. Gressick, BSSP '08; Nathan S. Mayle, BSS '07; and Kim A. Van Selm Roux, BS '02. Ohio Athletics also selected Michael H. Schuler, BSED '62 for the Glenn C. Randall Lifetime Achievement Award.

Tickets to this year's awards gala are available by calling 740-593-4300.


Have #OHIOUadvice for incoming freshmen?
Share words of wisdom, sage advice or encouragement with our newest Bobcats! We're collecting pieces of advice to give to the OHIO Class of 2018 during the first couple weeks of the semester. We'd love to share some of your tried-and-true OHIO knowledge with the incoming first-year class!

Tweet using the #OHIOUadvice hashtag — we'll be sharing alumni tweets around campus! Questions? Connect with us on Twitter @ohioalumni or email Katrina Heilmeier at heilmeik@ohio.edu.

Kent State issues OHIO ALS ice bucket challenge
The Kent State University president, athletic director and head football coach challenged Ohio University and President Roderick J. McDavis to have a bucket of ice water dumped on his head in the spirit of philanthropy.

#IceBucketChallenge is a national initiative in support of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Watch President McDavis here.

The Bobcats will visit Dix Stadium at Kent State on Aug. 30 to open the football season.


University community mourns death of alumna Ret. Col. Arlene F. Greenfield, BSEd '71

Arlene GreenfieldRetired Colonel Arlene F. Greenfield died suddenly on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014 in Arlington, Virginia at the age of 64. The 1971 graduate of The Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education was known for her robust leadership presence, generosity and vivacious personality. She was a woman with high expectations and was always quick to recognize the work of others.

"Deborah and I are shocked and deeply grieved by the passing of Arlene, our dear friend and a beloved member of our University family," said President Roderick J. McDavis. "Arlene was a visionary, a philanthropist, a devoted OHIO alumna and a truly exemplary human being in every sense. Her memory and legacy will continue to be a source of unity and inspiration for our university community. Our thoughts and prayers are with Arlene's family in this time of sorrow."

Read more here.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 3
A Night at the Ballpark with CoB Bobcats
5:30-11 p.m.
Cleveland

Sept. 6
Bobcat Bash: OHIO vs. University of Kentucky
1-3 p.m.
Lexington, KY

Sept. 6
Nation’s Capital Chapter: OHIO vs. Kentucky Football Gamewatch
3-7 p.m.
Washington, DC

Sept. 8
Chicago Chapter: Bowling Happy Hour
7-9 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Sept. 13
Bobcat Bash: OHIO vs. Marshall University
9:30-11:30 a.m.
Huntington, WV

Sept.13
Central Ohio Alumni Network: OHIO vs. Marshall Football Gamewatch
11:30 a.m.
Worthington, OH

Sept. 18
Federal Government Alumni Luncheon

Noon-1:45 p.m.
Washington, DC

Sept. 19-20
A Century of Nutrition Excellence: 100 Years of Nutrition and Dietetics Education
7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Athens

Sept. 19-20
Physical Therapy 30th Anniversary Celebration
6:30 p.m.
Athens

Sept. 19
All Campus Radio Network: ACRN Northeast Ohio Meetup
6-9 p.m.
Cleveland

Sept. 20
OHIO vs. Idaho: Chapter and Society Day
Athens

Sept. 20
Chicago Chapter: Bobcats Gone Wild
9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Brookfield, IL

Sept. 29
24th Annual Bobcat Open
Noon
Westerville, OH

Visit our online Events Calendar at ohioalumni.org.
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