june 2017

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Nellis embraces Bobcats’ warm welcome

OHIO’s 21st President Duane Nellis makes the walk from Manasseh Cutler Hall to John C. Calhoun Baker University Center with his Chief of Staff Jennifer Kirksey, BSJ ’98, MA ’16. Dr. Nellis visited Athens and participated in the 2017 Alumni Leaders Conference on May 18 during the 4th annual On The Green Weekend. His first official day as the leader of the Bobcat Nation is June 12.

See photos from On The Green Weekend.

On The Green 2017 whipped up nostalgia and Bobcat pride

On The Green Weekend, Ohio University’s spring homecoming, was five days filled with nostalgic events that incited laughter and Bobcat pride among alumni and friends. The bonus, the days were bright and sunny for celebrations On The Green. Alumni were welcomed back to Athens with live music, a food truck festival with OHIO’s favorite eateries on wheels, and reunions with classmates. Some also played three-on-three b-ball or ran a 5K. View the event highlights here

Volunteers praised for unwavering enthusiasm and engaging events

During On The Green Weekend, alumni volunteers were celebrated for their unwavering enthusiasm for OHIO and commitment to keeping Bobcats connected around the globe. The Celebration of Volunteerism Awards Ceremony wrapped up this year’s Alumni Leaders Conference. Recognized during the event were Ohio University’s outstanding alumni chapters and societies, and OHIO Alumni Association Board members Robin Bowlus and Brenda Dancil-Jones, whose service on the Board ends June 30. Seven distinguished awards were presented to recipients chosen out of more than 300 volunteers who lead 48 alumni and volunteer groups. See who was honored

Jennifer Neubauer leaves OHIO to lead alumni at alma mater 

Jennifer Neubauer has been the driving force behind alumni engagement at the OHIO Alumni Association for nearly five years. However, as of June 30 she will step down as the Association’s executive director and assistant vice president of alumni relations. In July she returns to her alma mater as the first women to serve in the dual role of president of the University of Illinois Alumni Association and as associate vice chancellor of alumni relations of the Urbana-Champaign university. Continue reading here

Give the gift of OHIO this Father’s Day 

Every Bobcat dad needs OHIO in their life. Father’s Day is a great time to gift some Bobcat gear to your special man. The Bobcat Store has a selection of gifts from leisure apparel to watches. Is he a golfer? It has embellished umbrellas to protect him from the rain and cool polos so he can stay focused on his swing. Will he be poolside this summer? Than some barware will help keep him refreshed during the hot season. Visit the Bobcat Store for gifts that celebrate dad!


Q: The Marching 110 is well-loved by all OHIO students and alumni. What does the number 110 stand for today? 

A) There are 110 performances each calendar year
B) Band members must give 110 percent effort at all times
C) There are 110 members in the band 
D) Band members must be familiar with 110 songs

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

Progressive Insurance gives Bobcats a boost

Flo has many Bobcats sold on Progressive Insurance. In addition to it providing insurance for “almost anything you need,” Progressive has been a partner in OHIO’s mission of being a transformative learning community. Progressive has provided students beneficial internships that often lead to full-time positions at its headquarters in Mayfield Village, Ohio. Its OHIO alumni also take the lead in supporting fellow Bobcats. Read more.

Stand up and cheer! Claim the Cheermeister throne 

We know all Bobcats are OHIO’s ultimate fan. It’s that time of year to let your Bobcat spirit shine for the whole world to see. The 2017 Cheermeister competition is back this Homecoming season. Do you #BleedGreen? Do have what it takes to represent thousands of die-hard Bobcat fans worldwide? Then accept the Cheermeister challenge

OHIO is committed to innovation and research, awarding nearly $75,000 to impactful projects

The University’s Research Committee awarded nearly $75,000 to impactful projects undertaken by faculty in a variety of areas, from economics to theater. The research topics include infectious diseases, examining the diversity of seeds and fruit found in fossils, and a study on Mediterranean diets that could improve firefighters’ health. Read more

Class of 2017 commencement 

Lobsterfest to celebrate Bobcat history

upcoming events


June 1
Greater Cincinnati Chapter - Bobcat Gathering at MadTree Brewing
5 - 6:30 p.m.
Oakley, OH

June 3-12
Open American Queen - Southern Culture & Civil War

June 9
Greater Cleveland Chapter - Bobcats at the Ballpark at Progressive Field
7 - 10 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

June 10-18
Paris Immersion

Paris, France

June 10
Nation's Capital Chapter - OHIO Golf Scramble 2017  
1 - 7 p.m.
Chantilly, VA

June 10
ACRN NYC Meetup 2017 
4 - 7 p.m.
Brooklyn, NY

June 10
Houston Chapter: 2nd Annual CasinOHIO Night
6 - 9 p.m.
Houston, TX

June 10
Oregon Chapter: Summer Night with the Timbers

7:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Portland, OR

June 11
Greater Los Angeles Chapter - OHIO Alumni Reds vs. Dodgers Game
1 - 4 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA

June 12
San Diego Chapter: Annual Padres vs. Reds Game

7 - 10 p.m.
San Diego, CA

June 15
Middle Tennessee Chapter - Bobcats at the Ballpark 2017
7 - 9:30 p.m.
Nashville, TN

June 17
Open OHIO Pride Society at The Columbus Pride Fest 2017

10:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Columbus, OH

June 18
Charlotte Chapter - Bobcats at the Ballpark
1 - 4 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

June 24
Nation's Capital Chapter - Bobcats & Baseball

4 - 7 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

June 24
Central Ohio Alumni Chapter - OHIO Alumni at Columbus Crew SC
6 - 9 p.m.
Columbus, OH

June 25
Pittsburgh Chapter - Alumni Brewery Tour

Noon - 4 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA

June 25
Greater Dayton Chapter: Bobcat Family Picnic
Noon - 4 p.m.
Yellow Springs, OH


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