october 2016

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Homecoming 2016

The air is crisp, excitement is brewing and Homecoming week is only days away. #OHIOHC2016

Use #BobcatTravel to enter our Homecoming Instagram contest.

Celebrate and share your Cutler Hall photos 

On Friday, Oct. 21, OHIO will celebrate the 200th birthday of its oldest and most iconic building: Cutler Hall. All are welcome at the afternoon celebration on College Green at 1:30 p.m. Alumni are invited to post their Cutler Hall photos on Instagram, tag @OHIOalumni, using the hashtag #Cutler200. Include 16 words telling your Cutler story. Photos may be included in a time capsule commemorating this special milestone! Click here to read more.

In the studio with alumni artists

Have you ever wondered about the stories behind the one-of-a-kind items sold in The Bobcat Store? Student writer Zulfa Rizqiya went into the studio with alumni artists James Robinson and Natalie Keller Pariano to explore their creative processes and how their art found a home at The Bobcat Store. Click here to read how their experiences at OHIO inspired them to develop their art into successful businesses.

And the 2016 Cheermeister is… 

We invited alumni to "Stand Up and Cheer" to win our inaugural Cheermeister Spirit Award, and you answered! There were nine total entries to the all-new Homecoming 2016 video contest, yielding more than 41,286 views, 535 shares and 3,050 likes. The likes are in, and the 2016 inaugural Cheermeister is Jan-Marie Bales, BS ’11, MEd ’13, from Westland, Michigan! Her heart-warming depiction of her OHIO Love Story with husband and former Bobcat football player J.D. Bales stole the hearts of Bobcats everywhere, receiving a total of 1,053 likes by midnight on Sept. 26. Search #OHIOCheermeister on Facebook to see all of the entries.

Class Gateway ribbon cutting ceremony

Ohio University invites the Athens and Bobcat community to the grand reopening of the Class Gateway at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8 as part of Homecoming Week 2016. After months of construction, the iconic campus entrance will be unveiled with a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring remarks from university officials. The ceremony acts as the perfect lead-in to the Homecoming parade, which begins at 10 a.m. Click here for details. The photo above is of the Class Gateway in the early 60s. Click here for photos of the Class Gateway throughout the years!


Q: In what year did Alden Library implement the online catalog system ALICE?

A) 1979
B) 1980
C) 1983
D) 1986
E) 1991

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

Newlyweds opt for scholarship donations in lieu of wedding gifts

For alumni Dustin Starkey and Jessie Holtz, giving back to their beloved alma mater was more important than a pile of wedding gifts. Click here to read how the couple and their wedding guests raised more than $4,000 for their scholarship endowment, the Holtz/Starkey Endowment Scholarship for Arts and Sciences.

See photos from BAR 2016

Check out these photos that will make you want to celebrate Black Alumni Reunion 2016 all over again. The weekend-long reunion welcomed more than 1,000 alumni back to campus to honor the University’s Black alumni tradition and the difference OHIO has made in their lives.

Homecoming parade route will return to Court Street

This year’s Homecoming parade, led by the Alumni Marching 110 and “The Most Exciting Band in the Land,” will once again pass through Court Street and end near College Gate. Watch the parade from outside your favorite Athens business or restaurant, and click here for more details on this year’s parade route.

Annual blackout football game takes new shape

Show your Bobcat spirit by purchasing a #BleedGreen OHIO Football shirt to recognize the armed forces during the Hero Day football game on Oct. 15. Each shirt comes with discounts to several local businesses, and the proceeds will benefit the Sports Administration Graduate Program along with a donation to support veterans. Click here to read more.

Bobcat Battalian brings community together for 15th 9/11 anniversary

OHIO Libraries' Extraordinary Legacy: The first library in the world to catalog online

upcoming events


Oct. 1
Bobcat Bash: OHIO vs. Miami University
11:30 a.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m.
Oxford, Ohio

Oct. 3 - 8
Homecoming 2016: All Roads Lead Home Event Registration

Oct. 7 - 9
OWE Alumnae Homecoming Weekend


Oct. 7 - 29
The Art of Living ‐ Provence
Aix-en-Provence, France

Oct. 7
2016 Alumni Awards Gala
5:30 ‐ 9 p.m.

Oct. 8 - 16
Oceania Cruise ‐ Captivating Mediterranean


Oct. 8
Homecoming 2016 Alumni Band Registration
8 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m.

Oct. 8
40th Reunion of the 1976 Carnegie Hall 110 Performance
9 a.m. ‐ 5 p.m.

Oct. 8
Student Senate Society Alumni Tailgate
12 ‐ 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 8
HTC Homecoming Mixer

11 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.

Oct. 8
Economics Alumni Tailgate
11:30 a.m. ‐ 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 8
Russ College Homecoming Tailgate
11:30 a.m. ‐ 2 p.m.

Oct. 8
Sociology & Anthropology Alumni Tailgate

11:30 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.

Oct. 8
Greater Los Angeles Chapter: A Day at the Races
12:30 ‐ 5 p.m.
Arcadia, CA

Oct. 8
Housing & Residence Life Staff Reunion
4:30 ‐ 6:30 p.m.

Oct. 8
Bobcat Alumni Jazz Jam ‐ Homecoming 2016

10 p.m. ‐ 12 a.m.

Oct. 8
Student Senate Society Alumni Tailgate
12 ‐ 1:30 p.m.

Oct. 9
Raleigh-Durham Chapter: Ohio Beer Tastings
4 ‐ 6 p.m.
Raleigh, NC

Oct. 15
Akron Association of Ohio University Women: Ronald McDonald House Service Project
1 ‐ 3 p.m.
Montrose, OH

Oct. 19
Central Ohio Alumni Network: Annual Fall Dinner

5:30 ‐ 8 p.m.
Dublin, OH

Oct. 20
Greater Cincinnati Chapter: Ohio University Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series
6 ‐ 9 p.m.

Oct. 20
OHIO Table Talk with Bev Jones
6 ‐ 8 p.m.
Washington, DC

Oct. 22
Greater Cleveland Chapter: Hall-OU-Ween


Oct. 24
Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland: Halloween Costume Party & Craft Night

6:30 ‐ 9:30 p.m.
Independence, OH

Oct. 27
Toledo Chapter: OHIO vs. Toledo Football Tailgate
5:30 ‐ 7:30 p.m.
Toledo, OH

Oct. 29
Ohio University Zanesville 70th Anniversary Open House
1 ‐ 3 p.m.
Zanesville, OH

Oct. 29
Ohio University Zanesville 70th Anniversary Reception

5:30 ‐ 7:30 p.m.
Zanesville, OH

Oct. 29
Nation's Capital Chapter: Haunting on the Hill Part VII

8 p.m. ‐ 1 a.m.
Washington, D.C.

Oct. 30
Cincy/Dayton Ebony Bobcat Network Fall networking
3 ‐ 6 p.m.

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