august 2018

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Don't look down!

Don’t look down!

Developing leadership skills can be a real balancing act – literally. Watch this high-wire video featuring Ohio University Campus Recreation’s high ropes course.

Drive your convertible in the 2018 Homecoming Parade!

Dear Bobcat

Listen to Ohio Today radio’s latest podcast: ‘Dear Bobcat’

What if you had the chance to go back and give your younger self some advice? Check out Ohio Today radio’s new podcast, Dear Bobcat, where OHIO alumni read a letter to their first-year self live on stage or in the booth.

EBN gearing up for largest annual fundraiser, old-school house party

EBN gearing up for largest annual fundraiser, old-school house party

Registration is underway for the Ebony Bobcat Network’s “A Think Tank Adventure,” featuring OHIO President M. Duane Nellis, and “A White House Affair,” including a decades-themed, old-school house party, on Aug. 11 at locations in the Columbus area.

Difficult dialogues

Difficult dialogues 

When OHIO’s George Washington Forum needed a co-sponsor to host speaker Mark Lilla, an “identity politics” critic, it found valuable, perhaps surprising, support from the University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Center. Read the story in the latest issue of Ohio Today.

Bobcat welcome bags

Welcome a Bobcat to OHIO with a care package

Send a “Welcome to OHIO” care package to your favorite Bobcat, whoever’s in your old dorm room or to a random student. Visit The Bobcat Store before Aug. 16 to learn how! 


Q: Which iconic Ohio University building celebrates its 50th birthday this year? (Hint: You may have lived here, studied here or even danced here!)

A. “Old Baker” (Today, the Schoonover Center for Communication)
B. The Convocation Center 
C. Stocker Center
D. Glidden Hall

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

EBN Annual Meeting

Erin Essak Kopp chosen to lead OHIO Alumni Association

The OHIO Alumni Association’s new executive director will officially begin her role on Aug. 6. Learn more about Essak Kopp at ohiotoday.org.

Behind the Images

OHIO Alumni Association welcomes seven new board members

Meet the newest members of the OHIO Alumni Association Board of Directors at ohiotoday.org.

Ryan Fey

Cut above

“Titles are granted. Leadership is earned.” Read how OHIO’s Walter Center for Strategic Leadership in the College of Business stands by these words.

New Zealand

OHIO Match Program provides students access to excellence

From Tokyo to Athens, former student revisits Bobcat past

Alumnus keeps Athens traditions alive and thriving

LEEDing the way

upcoming events


Aug. 4
Ebony Bobcat Network SE Ohio – OHIO Bobcat Student Send-Off
2 - 4 p.m.
Zanesville, OH

Aug. 4
Central Ohio Alumni Chapter & SAFTE – OHIO Alumni at the Columbus Clippers
5:30 - 10 p.m.
Columbus, OH

Aug. 5
Nation’s Capital Chapter – ’Cats and the Nats

1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 11
Ebony Bobcat Network Cleveland – Bus Trip to Columbus Think Tank
7 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Bedford Heights, OH

Aug. 11
Ebony Bobcat Network Presents: A Think Tank Adventure & Decades Challenge
9:30 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Dublin, OH

Aug. 11
Charlotte Chapter: 30th Annual OSU/OU Picnic at Lake Norman
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Cornelius, NC

Aug. 11
Chicago Chapter – Bobcats in the Ballpark!

4:30 - 9 p.m.
Chicago, IL

Aug. 12
Massachusetts serving New England Chapter – Lake Winnipesaukee Champagne Brunch Aboard the M/S Mount Washington
Noon - 3 p.m.
Laconia, NH

Aug. 12
Ebony Bobcat Network Cincinnati/Dayton – Wine Down, Meet Up and Grill Out!

4 - 7 p.m.
Morrow, OH

Aug. 16 - 27
Alumni Travel: Oceania Cruise – Majestic Frontiers

Aug. 18
Southern Chapter – August Harvest for the Hungry Food Pantry Fundraiser

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Ironton, OH

August 19
San Francisco Chapter: Bobcats Picnic at the Presidio

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
San Francisco, CA

Aug. 21
Massachusetts Serving New England Chapter – Bobcats at the Ballpark 2018

7 - 10 p.m.
Boston, MA

Aug. 23
Ohio University Southern – SouthernPalooza

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Ironton, OH

Aug. 24
Orlando Chapter: OHIO Alumni Soccer Outing

8 - 10 p.m.
Orlando, FL

Aug. 25
Cleveland Bobcats - 3rd Annual Alumni Pub Tour

1 - 11 p.m.
Cleveland, OH

Aug. 25
Denver Chapter – Tough Mudder Colorado

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Snowmass Village, CO

Aug. 25
Nation’s Capital Chapter – Creature Feature at the Cathedral

2 - 3 p.m.
Washington, D.C.

Aug. 25
Middle Tennessee Chapter – Bobcats Cheer on the Nashville SC

7:30 - 10 p.m.
Nashville, TN

Aug. 26
Oregon Chapter: 10th Annual Bobcat BBQ

Noon - 4 p.m.
Portland, OR

Aug. 26
Austin Chapter – 5th Annual Bobcats & Baseball

6 - 10 p.m.
Austin, TX

Aug. 28 - 31
National Hydraulic Engineering Conference

Columbus, OH

Aug. 29
Ebony Bobcat Network Cincinnati/Dayton – Meet Up at Reggae Wednesday

7 - 10 p.m.
Cincinnati, OH

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