march 2016

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BobcaThon, OHIO’s annual dance marathon, was a smashing success over Valentine’s Day weekend, drawing 187 dancers and raising $40,473 to support the Ronald McDonald House in Columbus. Read more about this lively and colorful event here.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity will celebrate its 50th anniversary March 11-13. Register here.

Last call for Homecoming logo design submissions

This fall, Homecoming will celebrate Ohio University for the home it has been to many generations of Bobcats. More than 2,200 online votes were collected from alumni, faculty, staff and students to decide this year’s theme, “All Roads Lead Home.” You are invited to submit your original design for the event logo. The logo will be used throughout Homecoming week on promotional materials. Deliver submissions to heilmeie@ohio.edu or the Konneker Alumni Center on the Athens campus by 4 p.m. on Feb. 19 to be considered. Submissions must be in the form of a full-color 300 dpi .ai, .pdf or .jpeg file. An OHIO gift worth $100 will be awarded for the best design.

“Flat Webster” brings HTC alumni together

From riding on a motorcycle taxi in Cotonou, Benin, to teaching anatomy at Brown University, Dean of the Honors Tutorial College (HTC) Jeremy Webster tagged along with HTC alumni for many adventures and professional endeavors this year — in some form. “Flat Webster,” a cardboard representation of Webster, was the vehicle to announce the formation of the Honors Tutorial College Society of Alumni and Friends to its members. Recalling a popular initiative from the chain-letter days called “Flat Stanley,” HTC society leadership decided to modernize the idea as a way to engage HTC alumni with the new organization. Read more here.

#OHIOlovestories shared for Valentine’s Day

During the week of Valentine’s Day, students and alumni shared their own sentimental and romantic memories on Instagram for a chance to win LOVE products from The Bobcat Store. Stories ranged from tales of meeting spouses and lifelong friends, to favorite Athens restaurants — stories that remained in Bobcats’ hearts long after they left Athens. As Libby Matthews ‘11 said, “My Ohio love story isn’t over, because that love is unconditional and never-ending.” Click here to view the gallery of submissions on our Facebook page.

DC Networking week is just around the corner

On campus, our students are getting so excited to partake in DC Networking Week, March 24-26. If you are a DC-area alumnus, the association is looking for participants! Click here to sign up for a student-alumni networking reception on Thursday, March 24. Interested in hosting a tour of your company for current students? Contact Casey Arnold at arnoldc2@ohio.edu to schedule a tour for Thursday, March 24, or Friday, March 25. For more information about the week, visit ohiodcnw.com.


Q: What campus landmark now stands where the Academy, Ohio University’s first building, used to be?

A) Alumni Gateway
B) McGuffey Elms
C) Soldiers and Sailor’s Monument
D) OHIO Sundial
E) Wolfe Garden

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

Cruise-In at the Convo to be held during On The Green Weekend

On Saturday, May 21, the Cruise-In at the Convo will showcase hot rods and classic cars at the annual spring Homecoming celebration, On The Green Weekend. The first 110 vehicles to register for the event will receive dash plaques and free T-shirts as thanks for supporting the OHIO Marching 110 and its alumni society. Register for the weekend here.

Celebrate Women event coming to Lancaster campus

OHIO’s Lancaster Campus will host the 10th Annual Celebrate Women event on March 18, on the Lancaster Campus at Brasee Hall, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Wellness—Mind, Body, Spirit,” and is held in conjunction with Women’s History Month. The keynote speaker will be the 15th Surgeon General of the United States, M. Joycelyn Elders, MD. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to submit their research papers and posters for consideration by March 1. Click here for more information.

Embrace your LOVE of OHIO

As a Bobcat, we know you love OHIO; so show it off with our new line of OHIO LOVE items now available at The Bobcat Store. Nuzzle your wee one in an OHIO LOVE onesie, take a sip from our new pint glass or rock our super soft t-shirt. As the season of love is never-ending, you can sport your OHIO LOVE gear all year long.

OHIO’s Washington Policy Forum connects and engages alumni in presidential election discussion

Black History Keynote speaker connects MLK Jr. to Black Lives Matter movement

upcoming events


March. 4
Cincinnati and Dayton Chapters: OHIO vs. Miami Men's Basketball Game & Pre-Game Gathering
4 ‐ 9:30 p.m.
Oxford, OH

March. 5
Akron Association of Ohio University Women: Ronald McDonald House Community Service Project
1 - 3 p.m.
Montrose, OH

March. 6
Ohio University Women’s Club of Cleveland: Painting Class at W. 78th Street Studios
2 - 5 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

March. 10
Professional Development Day: Zanesville

9:30 a.m. ‐ 4 p.m.
Ohio University - Zanesville Campus

March. 11 - 13
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated® Epsilon Lambda Chapter 50th Anniversary Celebration

March. 13
Greater Los Angeles: OHIO Alumni Cavs vs. Clippers Game

12:30 p.m.
Los Angeles

March. 15
Dinner with 12 Strangers Lancaster: Education Edition
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Lancaster, OH

March. 18 - 20
The Post Alumni Society 10th Annual Reunion

9:30 a.m. ‐ 4 p.m.

March. 23
Bullets Over Broadway in West Palm Beach

12 ‐ 5 p.m.
West Palm Beach, FL

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March. 24 - 26
DC Networking Week
Washington, DC

March. 24
ohiowomen in Washington DC

6 ‐ 8 p.m.
Washington, DC

March. 25
Professional Development Day: Southern Campus

1 ‐ 4:30 p.m.
Ohio University Southern Campus Ironton, Ohio

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