july 2016

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Cheermeister Homecoming 2016 Video Contest & Spirit Award

Do you bleed green and white? Post a video to your personal Facebook page showcasing your OHIO pride and use the hashtags #OHIOCheermeister and #OHIOHC2016. The eight alumni videos with the most Likes on Aug. 15 will be paired up for a bracket-style showdown to determine the winner of the inaugural Stand Up and Cheermeister Award. The winner will serve as the Homecoming parade marshall, guest of honor for the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally, be awarded VIP seating for the Homecoming game and receive mounds of OHIO swag, including a personalized letterman’s jacket and megaphone. Click here to learn more.

Check out the Summer issue of Ohio Today.

Introducing new exclusive OHIO watches

Now that summer has arrived, it is the perfect time to add some fresh wrist candy to complement your summer outfits for day and night. Sport your love for Ohio University with one of the Bobcat Store’s newest additions: OHIO watches. These watches make great gifts for Bobcat alumni, friends and family, and include diverse selections sure to please your favorite trendsetter. Designs include the Bobcat paw and OHIO lettering, with various wristband styles. To purchase one of these exclusive watches, click here.

Ohio Today celebrates innovation at OHIO

In honor of OHIO’s latest Innovation Strategy initiative, Ohio Today has highlighted numerous Bobcat innovators throughout the magazine’s summer 2016 print edition. Ohio Today Summer 2016 features stories about Bobcat visionaries like Nadra Tyus, a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; Alan Schaaf, founder of the image-hosting site imgur.com; and Julie Brown, assistant professor of gerontology in OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions. Additional articles, audio and videos centered on the topic of innovation can be found online at ohiotoday.org.

Homecoming 2016 Parade: Call for Convertibles
Are you an alumnus with a convertible? Would you like to drive that convertible in the 2016 Homecoming Parade? If so, the OHIO Alumni Association invites you to join us in the lineup! For a chance to participate, click here. Entries will be considered on a first come, first served basis. If you have questions, please contact Dawn Werry at werryd@ohio.edu.

Presidential search committee and website

The search for our next president is underway! At its June 24 meeting, the Board of Trustees made several major announcements in regard to the search for OHIO’s 21st president: the selection of a 21-person search committee, the hiring of search firm Witt Keiffer to assist the process and the formation of a presidential search website. The Board went to great lengths to guarantee the search committee is made up of individuals from all facets of university life: faculty, students, alumni, senates, deans, staff, regional campuses, trustees and the community. The search committee will screen, interview and recommend candidates to the Board of Trustees, which will then determine the finalists to invite to visit campus and participate in public forums. This is only the 20th time in OHIO’s 212 years that something of this magnitude has happened! Follow the process here.

OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors announces new members

The OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors will welcome three new members: Damian Clark, BSC ’05, Shara Glickman, BSJ ’98, and Greg Moore, BSC ’83. Clark is currently the auditor at Crow Horwatch LLP in Illinois, while Glickman serves as the vice president of Weber Shandwick in Virginia. Moore serves as president of GTM Consulting services in Maryland. The OHIO Alumni Association recognizes Julie Mann Keppner, who has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2009, as well as Ronald Teplitzkey, who has served as the vice chair since 2014. Read more about the upcoming board transition here.

Black Alumni Reunion schedule announced

The Black Alumni Reunion Planning Committee and the OHIO Alumni Association have joined together to plan the 2016 Black Alumni Reunion, which will take place from September 15 to 18. This year’s activities will include an array of casual and formal festivities, including a Welcome OHIO Reception, a special Student and Alumni Networking Luncheon, a Black Alumni Reunion Gala, a Bobcat Dash run/walk and more. The 2016 BAR will follow the winning theme “Straight Outta OHIO” and is predicted to attract over 500 Bobcats and friends. Click here to see the full schedule of this fall’s activities.


Q: Which of the following terms is NOT a collective name for a group of bobcats?

A) Clowder
B) Clutter
C) Pounce
D) Bucket
E) Tantrum

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

Summer must-haves from The Bobcat Store

Whether you’re planning a Bobcat-themed picnic or just relaxing on a warm summer night, the Bobcat Store has everything you need for your upcoming summer adventures. For the latest summer items like OHIO mini sports balls, stadium fleece roll-up blankets and Ohio University “Love” Umbrellas, click here.

Judith Yaross Lee named 2016 Distinguished Professor

Judith Yaross Lee, professor of communication studies and director of Honors Tutorial Studies, was awarded a 2016 Distinguished Professor Award during this year’s graduate commencement. Lee has focused her studies on popular rhetoric within media, social and intellectual history. Read more here.

New blog illustrates impact of giving on OHIO students

Marching 110 kicks off summer with its own ‘Tour de France’

College of Business alumnus finalist on ‘America’s Greatest Makers’

upcoming events


July 7
Greater Cleveland Chapter: Bobcat Cruise - Nautica Queen
6 ‐ 9:30 p.m.

July 8
Chicago Chapter: Summer Kickball
6 - 9 p.m.

July 9
Oregon Chapter: OHIO Alumni Wine Tour
7:30 - 11:30 a.m.

July 13
Night Out at Tantrum Theater

6 ‐ 10 p.m.
Dublin, OH

July 16
Friends of Golf Outing
1 ‐ 6 p.m.

July 16
Metro NYC Chapter: 5th Annual Bobcat Pub Tour

2:30 p.m. - midnight
Hoboken, NJ

July 21
Chicago Chapter: Bobcats Night at the Ballpark
7:10 - 10 p.m.

July 23
2nd Annual Manasseh Cutler Lobster Fest

11:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

July 23
Greater Los Angeles Chapter: Horseback Riding in the Hollywood Hills
3 ‐ 4 p.m.
Los Angeles

July 23
Greater Cincinnati Chapter: Bobcats at The Pitch - FC Cincinnati Soccer Match
4 ‐ 7 p.m.

July 27
Lancaster Festival: Exclusive Event with the Wizard of Oz Cast

6 ‐ 7:30 p.m.
Lancaster, OH

July 30
Central Ohio Alumni Chapter 7th Annual Golf Outing

1 ‐ 8 p.m.
Grove City, OH

July 30
San Diego Chapter: All Ohio Alumni Reds vs. Padres Game

5:40 ‐ 10 p.m.
San Diego, CA

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