december 2017

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Turning the tide in tech

Six recent OHIO alumnae working at companies like Lyft, Facebook, and Imgur have witnessed first-hand the challenges working women face. And yet, these women aren’t merely surviving in spite of the gender gap. They’re thriving. Read more at ohiotoday.org.

Discover more great stories in the 2017 issue of ohiowomen magazine.

Shine a light on OHIO’s amazing alumni

Each year, the OHIO Alumni Association honors outstanding Bobcats at the annual Alumni Awards Gala. Know alumni worthy of recognition? Read about the different categories and nominate them today

Snag free shipping from The Bobcat Store 

Shop The Bobcat Store this holiday season for exclusive OHIO gifts at great prices. Enjoy free shipping on all barware during the month of December

Aiming high

As the first female commander of Ohio University’s Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, Lt. Col. Layla Sweet understands what it means to challenge her minority status as a woman in the Air Force. Hear about Sweet’s inspiring journey to success.

Catch the Bobcats at the Bahamas Bowl

OHIO Football heads south to the invitational Bahamas Bowl Dec. 22, when it takes on The University of Alabama at Birmingham. Fans can watch the international bowl live on ESPN, or buy tickets here. The OHIO Alumni Association will be hosting a pre-game Bobcat Bash. Please visit bobcatbash.com for additional details.

What's your Bobcat personality?

What's your Bobcat personality? Check your email for your invitation to take our survey and find out! According to our research, you’re represented by one of just a few Bobcat personality types—no matter when you attended, how active of an alumnus you are or what you studied. Take the 5- to 10-minute survey, and we’ll let you know what type of Ohio University graduate you are. Can't find your invitation? Check your email clutter, spam and junk folders.


Q: Today, Baker University Center’s Front Room is everyone’s favorite source for their daily coffee fix. However, in the days before it moved out of “Old Baker,” The Front Room was something else until 1989. What was it?
A) Student lounge 
B) Library annex
C) Restaurant and bar
D) The President’s Office

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

Restoring Steel City, one house at a time

Alumna Leanne Ford has garnered tremendous success throughout her career as an interior designer. Now Ford restores Pittsburgh homes on an HGTV series airing in 2018.

Florida alumni to gather for annual holiday reception

Calling all Bobcats in Florida! Enjoy the annual holiday reception on Dec. 3 at Fort Myers Beach. Take in the sunshine and fresh food, and hear about exciting University updates.

Year-end giving instructions

Ohio University offices will be closed Dec. 26-Jan 3. All donors wishing to transact year-end gifts to The Ohio University Foundation should note important information on giving donations during this time.

Marching 110 takes on New York City

Ohio University’s Marching 110 Band attracted the national media spotlight as it spent Thanksgiving weekend in New York City. The band was featured on NBC’s Today show and in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Congratulations!

Eastern Campus celebrates 60 years educating the Upper Ohio Valley 

Ohio University Eastern alumni and leaders gathered to celebrate the regional campus’s 60th anniversary. The celebration, held in downtown Wheeling, West Virginia, honored the significant progress of the University and its community. 

The Monument Quilt unites survivors

Gloria Steinem visits OHIO

OHIO honors excellence in faculty research and teaching at recognition ceremony

upcoming events


Dec. 2
Charlotte Chapter: Giving Back – Bobcats Volunteer in Local Community
9:30 a.m. – Noon
Charlotte, NC

Dec. 2
Middle Tennessee Chapter: Holly Jolly Bobcats
1 – 4 p.m.
Nashville, TN

Dec. 2
Orlando Chapter – Bobcats Give Back: A Community Service Day

1 – 4 p.m.
Orlando, FL

Dec. 3
Ohio University Holiday Reception
5 – 7 p.m.
Fort Meyers Beach, FL

Dec. 4
Chicago Chapter – Cavaliers vs. Bulls Basketball Game
7 – 9:30 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Dec. 5
Nation’s Capital Chapter – Toys for Tots Collection
6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Dec. 5
Ohio University Women’s Club of Cleveland – Holiday Ornament/Gift Exchange

6:30 –9:30 p.m.
Lakewood, OH

Dec. 6
Welcome to DC!
6 - 8 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Dec. 7
Nation’s Capital Chapter – Suite 16 Bobcat Hoops

5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
College Park, MD

Dec. 9
Akron Association of Ohio University Women – Holiday Luncheon with Sara Shookman of WKYC-3
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Dec. 10
Orlando Chapter: Bobcats Holiday Party

2 - 5 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Dec. 12
Ebony Bobcat Network Columbus – Bobcat Jingle, Mix and Mingle

6 - 10 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Contact Us:

Ohio University Alumni Association
Konneker Alumni Center | 52 University Terrace | 1 Ohio University | Athens, OH 45701

Phone: 740-593-4300 | Fax: 740-593-0970
Email: alumni@ohio.edu

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