september 2016

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Share your travel photos

No matter where Bobcats roam, we display our OHIO pride with gusto. Where are you bursting with Bobcat spirit? Is it by the Eiffel Tower, the Golden Gate Bridge, or a quiet spot in Hocking Hills? Submit your photos online, then look for yourself in Baker University Center during Homecoming Weekend! You can also enter your #BobcatTravel photos in our #OHIOHC2016 Instagram contest. Click here for contest details.

Use promo code #OHIOHC2016 to save 15 percent
on Cutter & Buck apparel at The Bobcat Store.

Versatile and in style with The Bobcat Store

Start your fall semester out strong with all of the essentials. The phrase “beauty is pain” is now in the past, because looking your best is never a pain with The Bobcat Store. Get ready for head-turning fashions that make you feel as good as you look. The Bobcat Store’s newest arrivals are where comfortable meets classy. Check out what some Bobcats are already wearing around campus and around the country this fall and get inspired to represent OHIO in your own way. Click here to read more.

Travel Abroad with OHIO in 2017

Are you up for a Bobcat adventure? Pack your bags! Tuscany, Morocco, Cuba, Alaska, and more…your Ohio University Alumni Association offers exciting tours and weekend getaways all year long. Travel with fellow Bobcats to exotic international destinations or fascinating domestic locales. Learn about culture, art and history from top OHIO experts, all while experiencing the friendship and fun of fellow Bobcats. Best of all, your participation supports your alma mater! Check out what tours are available for 2016-2017.

Homecoming 2016 Video Contest
Don't miss the opportunity to show that you bleed green and white! Post a video to your personal Facebook page showcasing your OHIO pride and use the hashtags #OHIOCheermeister and #OHIOHC2016. Be sure to set your video to 'Public'! The winner will receive a special edition personalized letterman’s jacket, official Cheermeister megaphone, VIP seating for the game and mounds of OHIO swag. Click here for details.

#OHIOUadvice campaign welcomes new Bobcats

A new generation of Bobcats hit the bricks of Athens at the end of August. We reached out to alumni on social media in our third-annual #OHIOUAdvice campaign, to ask what advice they have for incoming OHIO freshmen. Alumni shared lots of valuable wisdom via Facebook and Twitter. The first week of classes, we printed out some of our favorite advice Tweets to post around the Athens campus for students to see! Click here to see our Facebook gallery of #OHIOUAdvice.

Last chance to register for Black Alumni Reunion

Calling all Black alumni: have you registered for BAR? This weekend-long reunion will combine the old school and the new school with the theme “Straight Outta OHIO.” The Black Alumni tradition provides alumni with opportunities to recognize the difference OHIO has made in their lives, and to give back to the University. BAR is hosted on the Athens campus every three years, and this year’s committee has planned a unique line-up of events. Hear from the planning committee here, and register ASAP!

2016 Alumni Awards Recipients Announced

This year’s lineup of honorees for the 2016 Alumni Awards Gala is as loaded with talent, wisdom and service as it is with OHIO pride. The 2016 Alumnus of the Year is President Roderick J. McDavis, BSEd ’70; and the Medal of Merit will be awarded to John P. Gainor, Jr., BSC ’78, and Francis “Frank” Papay, BA ’75. Selected for their Distinguished Service to Ohio University are David Abram, BSC ’89; Charles “Chuck” W. Beck, Jr., BS ’62; and Amy Hollis, BSJ ’96. Both Kelly Baylog, BBA ’04 and Travis Kidner, BS ’00, will be presented with the Charles J. and Claire O. Ping Recent Graduate Award; and First Lady Deborah McDavis will be recognized as the 2016 Honorary Alumna. The Kermit Blosser OHIO Athletics Hall of Fame inductees are Timothy Courtad, BSSP ’00, Wrestling; Ellen Herman, BSH ’10, Volleyball; and Samuel Shon, BBA ’13, Football. Criss Somerlot, BSEd ’69 will receive The Kermit Blosser OHIO Athletics Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award. Click here to read about the 14 remarkable individuals who will be recognized during Homecoming this fall.


Q: What was the original purpose of Bentley Hall?

A) Hospital
B) Gymnaisum
C) Hotel
D) Factory
E) Women's Dormitory

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

Call for Bobcat author book donations

Your OHIO Alumni Association is gathering items for the Chaddock-Morrow Alumni Room in the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Auditorium (MemAud). This presents a great opportunity for our alumni to donate a copy of their published books or other memorabilia for display on campus. Contact Victoria McFadden at mcfaddev@ohio.edu to coordinate a donation.

Bobcat spirit on display at class of 2020 photo shoot

The newest members of the Ohio University family spent some time during Go Green weekend showing off their Bobcat and class spirit during a relatively new OHIO tradition. Read more about this event and watch the video here.

University and City of Athens officials participate in inaugural Town and Gown Summit

Bobcat lands Olympic scheduling feat

Multicultural organizations celebrate milestones, reflect on legacy

Ribbon Cutting ceremony for the reopening of the class gateway

upcoming events


Sept. 3 – 11
Italian Riviera
Sestri Levante, Italy

Sept. 9
Fall Teaching Conference: Little Fish Enters the Big Pond
1:30 p.m. - 4

Sept. 9
SAFTE Happy Hour Fall 2016

5 ‐ 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 11
Greater Dayton Chapter: Raise Your Brush for Future Bobcats
1 ‐ 3:30 p.m.
Centerville, OH

Sept. 14
Massachusetts Chapter Serving New England: Bobcats at the Ballpark

7 ‐ 10 p.m.

Sept. 15 ‐ 18
Black Alumni Reunion 2016

Sept. 16
South Green Golf Classic

10 a.m. ‐ 3 p.m.

Sept. 17
Bobcat Bash: OHIO vs University of Tennessee
9:30 a.m. ‐ 11:30 am
Knoxville, TN

Sept. 17
Austin Chapter: OHIO vs. Tennessee Game Watch

10:30 a.m. ‐ 3 p.m.

Sept. 17
Middle Tennessee Chapter: OHIO at University of Tennessee Football Game
Noon ‐ 3:30 p.m.
Knoxville, TN

Sept. 17
Nation’s Capital Chapter: Bobcat Wine Tasting

6 ‐ 8 p.m.
Chantilly, VA

Sept. 17
Greater Los Angeles Chapter: Escape Room LA

3:30 ‐ 5:30 p.m.
Los Angeles

Sept. 17
Akron Association of Ohio University Women: Meet and Greet Networking Brunch

10 a.m. ‐ Noon

Sept. 21
Ohio University Women's Club of Greater Cleveland: Fall Baseball Outing

7 ‐ 10 p.m.

Sept. 22
Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic

8 a.m. ‐ 9 p.m.

Sept. 22
Federal Government Luncheon

Noon ‐ 2 p.m.
Washington, DC

Sept. 24
Houston Chapter: 3rd Annual Alumni BBQ

6 ‐ 10 p.m.

Sept. 25
San Francisco Chapter: Bobcats by the Bay 5K

9 a.m. ‐ 1 p.m.
San Francisco

Sept. 26
A Night of Networking Employer Registration: Fall 2016

5 ‐ 6:30 p.m.

Sept. 26
A Night of Networking Student Registration: Fall 2016

5 ‐ 6:30 p.m.

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Phone: 740-593-4300 | Fax: 740-593-0970
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