august 2016

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Committee gears up for Black Alumni Reunion

Every three years, Black alumni from around the country return to Athens for a reunion unlike any other. The 2016 BAR committee is hard at work planning this year’s soiree. Click here for video.

Register for Black Alumni Reunion, Sept. 15-18, 2016.

#OHIO6Words collaboration wins international award

The OHIO Alumni Association and its partners won the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Silver Award for the 2015 Homecoming Instagram campaign #OHIO6Words. The international association honored the campaign in the category ‘Best Uses of Social Media/Alumni Relations,’ which recognizes innovative uses of new media by educational institutions. Inspired by Ernest Hemmingway’s six-word story, the campaign called for participants to share their own six-word story on Instagram, coupled with an OHIO image. Click here to read more.

Send your student a “Welcome to OHIO” care package

Make your incoming Bobkitten feel right at home by sending them a “Welcome to OHIO” care package, offered through The Bobcat Store. Each package includes dozens of goodies, like a four-port USB hub, phone wallet, a laundry bag, snacks, 2016-17 academic planner, OHIO lanyard with a thumb drive, and more. Faculty, staff, parents, alumni and students can send care packages to their Bobcats, or a random student with a Random Act of Kindness bag. Click here to see all the goodies in detail.

Call for Cheermeister Spirit Award submissions

Do you have what it takes to represent thousands of die-hard Bobcat fans worldwide? Upload a video of yourself to Facebook showing your OHIO spirit with the hashtags #OHIOCheermeister and #OHIOHC2016 and you might be chosen as the honorary 2016 Homecoming Cheermeister, in addition to receiving VIP seating for the game, mounds of OHIO swag and, of course, bragging rights. Check out the contest details here.


Q: Uptown Athens has seen a lot of food buggies in its day. Which of the following is NOT one of them?

A) Nisar Shaikh’s Flying Saucer
B) The Red Wagon
C) Munchie Muffin
D) Burrito Buggy
E) Falafel Hut
F) Late Night Pizza

Think you know the answer? Click here to find out.

Sugar Bush Awardees announced

The Ohio University Foundation is funding five projects through The Sugar Bush Foundation, a supporting organization within the Foundation that works with OHIO and local communities to improve the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio. Click here to learn more about these innovative and environmentally conscious projects.

Student Alumni Board member to serve as CASE ASAP representative

Sophomore Tracy Kondrit has been selected as the District V representative for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Affiliated Student Advancement Organizations (CASE ASAP). Kondrit is a member of Student Alumni Board (SAB), a CASE affiliate that crafts events to connect Bobcats with Athens and alumni. Click here to find out what Kondrit hopes to accomplish as representative of this prestigious council.

Homecoming schedule announced

All of the old OHIO fan favorites will be back for Homecoming 2016, including Historical Hayrides at The Ridges, “Yell Like Hell” Pep Rally, Homecoming Parade, Bobcat Bash Tailgate and more! For details about individual events or to register, visit ohio.edu/homecoming. You won’t want to miss this year’s celebration, themed “All Roads Lead Home.”

EBN continues support of Urban Scholars

Over the past six years, the Ebony Bobcat Network (EBN) has raised approximately $130,000 for Ohio University’s Urban Scholars Program, a need-based scholarship program that benefits graduates of Ohio’s urban school districts. All told, more than 380 individual donors have made over 780 gifts to the endowment. Read more about EBN’s generosity and involvement with BAR.

OHIO recognized for campus facilities sustainability progress

OHIO alumnus George Kontogiannis creates new scholarship to support students in recovery

Orlando vigil and Columbus Pride Parade part of LGBT Pride Month celebration

Giving back to OHIO ‘a given’ for mid-90s grads

IMI’s first 360-degree narrative story selected for film festivals on four continents

upcoming events


Aug. 6
Ohio University Wrestling Alumni Golf Outing
9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Mason, W. Va.

Aug. 6
Chicago Chapter: Madison Street Meet-Up
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Aug. 6
Metro NYC Chapter: OHIO Alumni at the Yankees vs. Indians
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Bronx, N.Y.

Aug. 7
Middle Tennessee Chapter: Bobcats at the Brewery

2 - 4 p.m.

Aug. 9
Cincinnati Student Send-Off
6 - 8 p.m.
Cincinnati Student Send-Off

Aug. 9
Nation’s Capital Chapter: Bobcats at the Ballyard

7 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 10
Cleveland Student Send-Off
6 - 8 p.m.

Aug. 11
Pittsburgh Student Send-Off

6 - 8 p.m.

Aug. 14
Washington D.C. Student Send-Off
2 - 4 p.m.

Aug. 20
Greater Cleveland Chapter: Cleveland Bobcats Inaugural Alumni Pub Tour

2 p.m. - Midnight

Aug. 21
Houston Chapter: Houston Restaurant Week – Bobcat Brunch

1 - 3 p.m.

Aug. 25
Chicago Chapter: Summer Boat Cruise

6 - 8 p.m.

Aug. 27
Middle Tennessee Chapter: Beat the Heat, Cooler Sort-a-Thon

9 a.m. - Noon

Aug. 27
Central Ohio Alumni Network: OHIO Alumni at the Columbus Clippers

5:30 - 10 p.m.

Aug. 27
Greater Los Angeles Chapter: Annual Hollywood Bowl OU-ting!

6 - 11 p.m.

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