october 2017

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Homecoming will be a celebration of music

The Homecoming 2017 theme, “Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks,” honors the School of Music’s 100th anniversary and the Marching 110’s 50th anniversary. Visit the Homecoming web site for updated schedule information. And enter our #BobcatBeats Instagram contest for a chance to win the prizes pictured above!

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Recreating: It’s the Bobcat way of life

A balanced Bobcat is a happy Bobcat. OHIO boasts more than 550 registered student organizations and 30-plus club sports. Watch this video to see how students are creating a balance between their studies and recreation.

Cheermeister winner 

The votes are in! Congratulations Sheila Winland, who was selected as the official OHIO Cheermeister. Winland will represent thousands of die-hard Bobcat fans worldwide during Homecoming 2017. As the OHIO Cheermeister, she will be the guest of honor at the Yell Like Hell Pep Rally, lead the Homecoming Parade, and cheer on the Bobcats during the football game. Watch her winning video entry here.

OHIO plans investiture of 21st president

The weeklong inauguration celebration of M. Duane Nellis as the 21st president of Ohio University will feature an official investiture ceremony, a game-day presidential tailgate, an historical campus retrospective and the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with a strategic international partner during the week of Oct. 16.

Legacy scholars take up Bobcat banner 

The 2017 Legacy Scholars have been chosen! The OHIO Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, created in 2003, helps children and grandchildren of Ohio University alumni continue the Bobcat tradition. Read about them here.

Help areas dealing with hurricane aftermath

Looking to help hurricane victims recover? NPR suggests money may be the best way to assist those affected by natural disasters in Florida, Texas and Puerto Rico. Look at the full list of ways to assist here.


Q: Which residence hall is named after the first female faculty member of OHIO?

A) Bryan Hall
B) Mackinnon Hall
C) Weld House 
D) Boyd Hall

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

Catmail cleanup

To help keep Catmail running well, accounts that haven’t been logged into for 18 months or more will be deactivated automatically starting on Nov. 1. Notices will be sent to affected email addresses starting in October. If you’re forwarding your Catmail and want to keep your OHIO address active, all you have to do is log into https://catmail.ohio.edu sometime before Nov. 1.

Ohio University celebrates distinguished alumni

Raymon B. Fogg, Sr., BSCE ’53, HON ’05, has been awarded Alumni of the Year! Read more about this year’s Alumni Awards honorees, and how they are making their mark on Ohio University and the world. 

Alumnus’ work in health care policy recognized at Federal Government Luncheon

In its sixth year, the Washington, D.C.-based luncheon hosts alumni who have made a significant impact in public service, including alumnus Donald May. Read about the luncheon here.

A Bobcat wherever he went, James Reed honored By ‘The Wall that Heals’ 

The Vietnam War exhibit ‘The Wall that Heals’ that was on display at OHIO’s Bicentennial Park, bears the name of the James William Reed, who was killed in action. Reed’s love of Ohio University inspired his family members to become Bobcats.

Sugar Bush Foundation calls for collaborative projects

The Sugar Bush Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 funding cycle. It aims to improve the quality of life in Appalachian Ohio by encouraging civic engagement and fostering sustainable environmental and socioeconomic development. Read about how your project can be considered for a grant.

Meet the Phonathon students, and its new director

Meghan Stursa, the new director of OHIO’s Phonathon, loves to watch Bobcats help other Bobcats. She works with students who are passionate about fundraising and helps them gain professional skills while supporting OHIO.

Ohio University Foundation announces seven new 1804 Fund undergraduate initiatives

Ohio University Foundation announces six new 1804 Fund graduate initiatives

Paint the Town Green for Homecoming 2017

‘Sighting Progress’: The Voinovich School 10th anniversary photojournalism exhibition

Join us for Cleveland Networking Week

Ohio University partners with Revature to train the next generation of tech talent

upcoming events


Oct. 1
Charlotte Chapter: 1st Annual Chili Cook-off
Noon – 5 p.m.
Charlotte, NC

Oct. 1
Chicago Chapter – Topgolf with Bobcats
1 – 3 p.m.
Wood Dale, IL

Oct. 2-7
Homecoming 2017 – Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks Event Registration

Various Athens Locations

Oct. 5-15
Highlights of Japan - Kyoto to Tokyo

Oct. 5
Greater Cincinnati Chapter – Ohio University Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series 2017
6 – 9 p.m.
Cincinnati, OH

Oct. 6-7
Ohio Women’s Ensemble Alumnae Society – 2017 Homecoming
Athens, OH

Oct. 6
OHIO Alumni Association – 2017 Annual Awards Gala

5:30 – 9 p.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 7
Russ College Homecoming Tailgate 2017
11 a.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 7
Homecoming 2017 – 50th Anniversary Marching 110

10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 7
Varsity Ohio – Homecoming 2017 All Sports Reunion
11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Athens, OH

Oct. 7
Student Senate Alumni Society Tailgate

11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Pepsi Tailgreat Park

Oct. 11
Student Senate Alumni Society – Happy Hour with Jason Pina
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Oct. 14
Middle Tennessee Chapter – Bobcats in the Pumpkin Patch
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Symrna, TX

Oct. 14
Bobcat Bash: OHIO Football vs. BGSU
1 – 3 p.m.
Bowling Green, OH

Oct. 14
Ohio University Eastern – 60th Anniversary Gala
6 – 10 p.m.
Wheeling, WV

Oct. 16
Sustainability Alumni Network – Land-Grant Alumni & Friends Networking
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Oct. 19
Central Ohio Alumni Chapter – Annual Fall Dinner 2017
5:30 – 8 p.m.
Dublin, OH

Oct. 21
Greater Cleveland Chapter - 6th Annual Hall-OU-Ween
7 – 10:30 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Oct. 22
Greater Cleveland Chapter - Browns Game with the Marching 110
1 – 5 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Oct. 26
Alpha Phi Alpha – Phi Chapter: 100th Networking in Cleveland
5:30 – 9 p.m.
Lyndhurst, OH

Oct. 28
Urban Scholars Alumni & Friends – Young Professionals Meet & Greet
4 – 6 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Oct. 28
Nation’s Capital Chapter – Haunting on the Hill Part VIII
9:30 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.
Washington, D.C.

Oct. 29
Ebony Bobcat Network Cincinnati/Dayton – Fall Networking at 3rd Perk
3 – 5 p.m.
Dayton, OH

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