september 2015

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They’re baaaack! President and First Lady McDavis pause for a photo with first-year student Nicholas Starn during move in. OHIO students have taken over Athens, and school is now in session. This year’s 4,675 member first-year class is the largest in Ohio University’s history.

Click here to share your OHIO photos and stories for Homecoming 2015.

'Dope!' 'Swanky.' 'Insane!'

Those are just a few of the words we overheard students using to describe the four new residence halls and a living-learning center on South Green. More than two years after Ohio University unveiled its three-phase Housing Development Plan, the University celebrated the completion of that plan’s first phase with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 29. The new residence halls, which offer suite-style living throughout their more than 900 bedrooms, opened to first-year and returning students. Read more.

OHIO vs. Marshall Nationwide photo contest

While the OHIO Bobcats kick off their 2015 season vs. Marshall Thundering Herd on Sept. 12, Nationwide is giving OHIO alumni a way to show their school spirit early. Starting now members can support their team by participating in Nationwide’s “Battle of the Bell” photo contest. By uploading their best fan photos, alumni can score a point for their team and enter for a chance to win a 55” flat screen TV. Submit your photos today and represent OHIO for this online competition.

Each fall, notable alumni are recognized during Homecoming for their professional achievements and service to the University. This year, the Alumni Association will honor 13 distinguished alumni, including nationally syndicated journalist and devoted Bobcat Clarence Page, BSJ ’69, HON ’93, recipient of the 2015 Alumnus of the Year award. Other 2015 honorees include a combat veteran, an award-winning theatrical designer and an international spiritual leader. Read about all of this year’s honorees here.

Join us for a Bobcat Bash tailgate near you

Football season is upon us, and our Bobcats need your support when they are on the road this fall. Save the dates for these away games and meet up with your Alumni Association for a pregame Bobcat Bash.

Sept. 26: University of Minnesota
Oct. 3: University of Akron
Oct. 24: University of Buffalo
Nov. 4: Bowling Green State University
Nov. 24: Northern Illinois University

Register here. See the full season schedule here.

Raise your Brush event to support future Bobcats

OHIO Alumni will gather in Dayton on Sept. 26 for a Paint & Sip event to raise money for the Greater Dayton Chapter Scholarship Fund. Attendees will paint cherry blossoms, like those on our beautiful Athens Ohio University campus. Registration closes on Sept. 9 at 4p.m.

1804 Society names funding recipients

This year, the Ohio University Foundation awarded $368,218 from the 1804 Fund to five new graduate/faculty initiatives and seven undergraduate learning proposals. The award money supports undergraduate, graduate and faculty projects to maintain, strengthen and enhance the learning-centered community at Ohio University. Read about this year’s recipients here.

See photos from EBN’s Breakfast Meeting and Dance

All Ohio University campuses are now officially tobacco-free

Watch for Ohio Today’s final online edition, themed “Taking Flight"

Housing and Residence Life boasts new name, new location and historic numbers

New director of Women’s Center

upcoming events


Sept. 10
Federal Government Alumni Luncheon
12 ‐ 1:45 p.m.
Washington, DC

Sept. 10
'Creative Abundance' public screening
6:30 p.m.
Arlington, VA

Sept. 12
OHIO vs. Marshall: Chapter and Society Day

7 p.m.

Sept. 17
ohiowomen in Northeast Ohio
6 ‐ 8:30 p.m.

Sept. 20
Greater Cincinnati Chapter: Bengals Pregame Gathering
10 a.m. ‐ 12:15 p.m.
Westerville, OH

Sept. 20
Greater Cincinnati Chapter: Bobcats & The Gridiron ‐ Cincinnati Bengals vs. San Diego Chargers
11:30 a.m. ‐ 4:30 p.m.

Sept. 25 ‐ 26
The Engineering Technology and Management/Industrial Technology 2015 Reunion
1 ‐ 5 p.m.

Sept. 26
Bobcat Bash: OHIO vs. University of Minnesota
12 ‐ 2 p.m.

Sept. 26
Greater Dayton Chapter: Raise Your Brush for Future Bobcats
1 ‐ 3:30 p.m.
Centerville, OH

Sept. 28
25th Annual BOBCAT OPEN ‐ A Fundraiser for the Ohio University Golf Teams
12 p.m.
Westerville, OH


Contact Us:

Ohio University Alumni Association
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Phone: 740-593-4300 | Fax: 740-593-0970
Email: alumni@ohio.edu

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