september 2017

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Announcing the 2017 OAA alumni awardees

Congratulations to Raymon B. Fogg, Sr., BSCE ’53, the 2017 OHIO Alumni Association alumnus of the year. Read about Fogg and the other awardees here.

OHIO Cheermeister and Homecoming Video Contest ends Sept. 25 at 11:59 PM

Fall into fashion with new Bobcat looks 

Fall into Bobcat fashion! Shop back-to-school clothing at The Bobcat Store for the latest trends in spirit wear. Check out the new Argyle and LevelWear lines. You’ll find something to warm you during the fall chill, while displaying your Bobcat pride.

OHIO alumnus relishes in adventure of a lifetime

Isaac Wilker is more than an OHIO alumnus. He also graduated from Hot Dog High, giving him license to drive the Wienermobile across the nation and feed many people Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs. Read about this hotdogger and his many adventures

Now we’re rolling

Athens’ bike culture is connecting people to places around Athens County, as well as solidifying community partnerships. At the heart of it is the Hockhocking Adena Bikeway, 21 miles of road made possible by OHIO and local governments and organizations. Read about it how it fosters Athens’ community spirit.

Mark your calendars for Homecoming weekend 

Homecoming is right around the corner! This year’s theme, Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks, honors the School of Music’s 100th anniversary and the Marching 110’s 50th. Celebrate OHIO’s musical heritage during Homecoming weekend Oct. 2-7. 

Homecoming football on TV

OHIO’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 7, against Central Michigan is up for 12-day T.V. selection per the Mid-American Conference’s television deal. If chosen, OHIO’s game will be moved to noon (from 2 p.m.), because it will have been selected for a national television broadcast! OHIO will be informed of the final kickoff time Sept. 25. View the Homecoming schedule online for details

Give to OHIO, now made easy with new form

Online giving is new and improved! Making a gift to OHIO is now easier than ever before. Check out our newly redesigned form at ohio.edu/give!


Q: Though Ohio University was established in 1804, what year did it officially open?

A) 1808
B) 1805
C) 1809 
D) 1810

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

Share the soundtrack of your Bobcat life 

Share Bobcat Beats from your college experience for a chance to be featured in Baker Center during Homecoming weekend! We’ll see you at #OHIOHC2017, Back in the Mix, Back on the Bricks! 

Remembering alumnus Tom Starr

Alumnus Tom Starr always supported those in need – helping students in many ways and raising awareness of and funds for organ donation. Since his passing in 2013, his gracious spirit has lived on through scholarship and OHIO’s Schey Sales Centre. Read more.

Escape the office, travel with Bobcats! 

Escape your nine-to-five job and go on an adventure with OHIO alumni tours. Explore culture in Cuba, seek wildlife in the Galápagos Islands, journey through Southern Africa, or golf on the Emerald Isle. View the new tours offered in 2018.

Wanted: Nominations for Konneker Medal  

The Konneker Medal for Commercialization and Entrepreneurship was established to recognize current and former faculty members or students who have demonstrated excellence in innovation, invention, commercialization and entrepreneurship. Nominate a deserving Bobcat here.

OHIO stands up

With “Stand Up and Cheer” spirit, the University brings you “OHIO Stands Up,” the newest promo spot for airing during OHIO football and basketball programming in 2017-18, beginning with the football opener Saturday, Sept. 2. The commercial highlights a few reasons Bobcats love OHIO. For a sneak peek, watch here.

Charting a new direction

Alumni are invited to participate in thematic days surrounding the investiture of Dr. M. Duane Nellis, Oct. 16-21. Themes include "Our Past, Present and Future," "OHIO for Ohio," "Legacy Day," "Sustainability Day," "A Day of Service," and "Bobcat Pride."

Take your convertible for a cruise in the Homecoming parade 

Yell like Hell annual tradition

Take your parents to school day — Parents Weekend is Sept. 16-17 

A tribute to Professor Emeritus Doxsee

Alumni Association welcomes four new Board members

David Bambrey named interim assistant vice president of alumni relations 

upcoming events


Sept. 6
Honors Tutorial College Society of Alumni & Friends: HTC Alumni Book Club via Skype
3:15 – 4:20 p.m.
Online via Skype

Sept. 7
Federal Government Luncheon 2017
Noon – 2 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Sept. 8
SAFTE: Little Fish Enters the BIG Pond – How to get your first teaching job!

1:30 - 4 p.m.
Athens, OH

Sept. 8
Bobcat Bash: OHIO Football @ Purdue
5 – 7 p.m.
West Lafayette, IN

Sept. 8
SAFTE Happy Hour Fall 2017

5 – 6:30 p.m.
Athens, OH

Sept. 8
Austin Chapter – OHIO vs. Purdue Football Game Watch & Cookout

6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Austin, TX

Sept. 8
Pittsburgh Chapter - OHIO vs. Purdue Game Watch

8 – 10 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA

Sept. 8
Kansas City Bobcats - OHIO vs. Purdue Game Watch
6:30 – 10 p.m.
Overland Park, KS

Sept. 9 - 18
Food & Wine - Flavors of Tuscany & Umbria

Sept. 9
Greater Los Angeles Chapter – OHIO Alumni Annual Night at the Hollywood Bowl
6 – 10 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA

Sept. 10
Ebony Bobcat Network-Columbus: MDA Walk 2017

10 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Sept. 10
Oregon Chapter - 9th Annual Bobcat Barbecue

2 – 6 p.m.
Portland, OR

Sept. 14
Ohio University Women’s Club of Cleveland – Playhouse Square Tour

6 – 9 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Sept. 16
Greater Cleveland Chapter – Inaugural Coed Kickball Tournament

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Highland Heights, OH

Sept. 16
Sustainability Alumni Network – OHIO Alumni Meet-up at Pawpaw!

Noon – 2 p.m.
Albany, OH

Sept. 21
Thomas Lonsbury Memorial Scholarship Golf Classic 2017

8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Athens, OH

Sept. 21
Atlanta Chapter: OHIO Alumni Braves Games

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Atlanta, GA

Sept. 23
Greater Dayton Chapter – Raise Your Brush for Future Bobcats 2017

1 – 3:30 p.m.
Centerville, OH

Sept. 24
San Francisco Chapter: 2nd Annual Bobcats by the Bay 5K

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

Sept. 30
Bobcat Bash: OHIO Football @ UMASS

1 – 3 p.m.
Amherst, MA

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